Aston Villa now officially their own bogey side
- By Football Burp
Aston Villa will confirm themselves as their own bogey side with an official foot-shooting ceremony at Villa Park.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side crashed out of the EFL Cup at the first hurdle with a 3-1 defeat at League 2 Luton Town.
The defeat included a Jores Okore own goal so amusing that it’s already being tipped to take Edinburgh by storm.
Observers are now wondering if Villa can replicate last season’s 17-point Premier League season at Championship level.
Owner Tony Xia had vowed to make Villa the most successful and best supported club in Europe within five years.
However, he accepts that last night’s result has set his lofty ambition back “at least a year”.
He told Football Burp: “If we can be the best at anything in the short term, then we must strive for it.
“Surely no one else, not even Birmingham City or West Brom, could claim to be our worst enemy now.
“That title belongs to us and we intend to recognise this ceremonially.
“I will solemnly hand each player a pistol and instruct them to make themselves dance, in the Wild West sense.
“The first one to successfully shoot their own foot will be rewarded with a transfer to Celtic.”