The day after the Aston Villa night before

Well, I don't know about anyone else but I'm still in a bad, but very good way, if you know what I mean. I also have a feeling that people know there is something different about me today. I'm walking a little taller and I think people know, just by looking at me, something has happened.

You know, I was thinking about something today, about Aston Villa, but specifically the people. Since I've supported the club, I've lost count of the number of players that have played for us and my favourites of the time. I've not lost count of the managers or owners, but they are just as transitional. It isn't about players or managers or owners, it is about Aston Villa and what that club represents to each of us.

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I'm not going to go into detail on what I was thinking or the conclusion that I arrived at, because as some of you know, my thought process and my rational can be quite emotional and what supporting the club means to each of us, I am sure is very unique. Needless to say, I woke up with a smile this morning, I still have it and I'm sure it is going to last for well over a month and maybe a lot longer.

But, this post isn't about that, it is about Kris Boyd, who apparently met Martin O'Neill last night and the competition winners for the Arsenal match at Villa Park on January 27th.

Boyd was apparently given the VIP treatment last night and if ever there was a performance to convince a player to join a team, last night was it. If the story is true, I would expect him to sign any day and in plenty of time for a final. You can debate the 'will he be able to make the step up' if you like,with this particular player, I will wait to see what happens on the pitch.

So, before I go; the competition winners - you should have both received an email by now, but in case you haven't, your names are Dan Jones and Adey Stuttard. If you haven't got the emails, I need you to email me your postal address and a contact telephone number - preferably a mobile.

I am off to watch the match again and I might take in an afternoon pint, just to see if it helps. I suspect it will.