We all know that Aston Villa isn't exactly the most physical imposing team in the Premier League. Remember watching them against Manchester City, where it appeared that a squad of elves, dressed in claret, had shown up only to find an NBA team waiting?
There's only so much a club can do to improve the strength of its players, beyond gradually selling each Barry Bannan and replacing him with Yaya Toures. So Alex McLeish has found a different solution: eye tests. Yep, according to the Birmingham Mail, the Villa have hired an optician to improve players' sight. Part of the reason Gabby Agbonlahor has been having his best season in ages is due to the help of the team eye doctor, believes AML.
Also, I wonder if the Villa are even going to bother giving Emile Heskey an eye scan, or if they know just as well as the rest of us that such a test would be money down the drain. Give Ivanhoe a cuddle and send him off to Leicester.