I will not spend this entire match pointing out that Barry Bannan was the best player on the pitch against Manchester City and now he's not even on the bench. I will not spend this entire match...
Subs: Bogdan, Taylor, Mark Davies, Klasnic, Moreno, Alonso, Lee
Aston Villa Starting XI: Friedel, Walker, L Young, Clark, Baker, Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Delph, Downing, A Young, Bent.
Subs: Marshall, Pires, Petrov, Agbonlahor, Heskey, Bradley, Herd.
In a performance that was horrible for many of the starters on Wednesday, it astonishes me that Bannan -- who everyone agrees was a bright spot -- is not on the bench, while Michael Bradley, who even USA fanboys agree looked to be in over his head much of the time, gets a bench position. I'm really, really, really getting tired of this.
But hey, three in the back. Adventure time! Either that, or the publicized lineups just haven't been written correctly...except we need more than just NRC in the middle so yeah, three in the back.
(Yes, I need coffee) (Hey guess who didn't read the word "Walker"!)