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A Barry Bannan Update

As if Aston Villa didn't have enough to deal with. A red card, unfairly given, to Chris Herd. A defender down, two West Brom goals, and an inept tactician at the helm, and suddenly the Villa have seen defeat in the derbies. But even as they attempt to --rightly-- appeal the Herd sending off, now Alex McLeish has an even bigger problem: one of his best, and arguably most creative, players has been arrested on suspicion of drink-driving.

And yes, Kirsten cried a bit when she read about Barry Bannan's poor decision-making skills.

But this isn't a story on the morals of drink-driving, or what clubs should and shouldn't do when faced with the issues.That'll come later, I'm sure.  This is just your quick update regarding McLeish's statement on Bannan and the current situation:

"There are internal enquiries and an investigation going on...That’s all I can really say at the moment. We felt it was best that he did not train with the team today."

I'm sure there will be more in the Birmingham papers this morning. Meanwhile, what do y'all think? How should Villa balance the brilliance of a player on the pitch with the utter stupidity of his actions off it?