By Matt Farr
Aston Villa medical chief Dan Donachie sent fans into a frenzy on Monday night with a simple three-word Twitter message.
The Head of Medicine and Sports Science teased the imminent arrival of more Aston Villa signings, by admitting on his personal Twitter account that he had had a late night at Villa Park.
— Dan Donachie (@donachie_dan) January 23, 2017
Fans are eagerly anticipating the announcement of the Oakwell duo, and Donachie’s cryptic Twitter message late on Monday night, hinted that the deals were in the final stages.
However, some fans also took the opportunity to speculate at what else might have been going on at Villa Park, contributing some hilarious responses.
Here are some of their replies on Twitter:
after school detention for Mccormack?
— Michael Hellyer (@Hellyer7) January 23, 2017
— Steve Mark Deery (@SteveDeery) January 23, 2017
Bruce has beat up McCormack
— Gaz Williams (@Gazvilla) January 23, 2017
Did Brucey hurt himself hurdling McCormack's electric gates again and needs medical intervention? #avfc
— KINGEIGHTYONE 🦁 (@KingEightyOne) January 23, 2017
Invite Dele Alli for Afternoon Tea & lock the gates 😀
— Will Chisholm (@Billy_Chisholm) January 23, 2017
— Roger. W (@RW43avfc) January 23, 2017
The inspiration behind many of the Villa fans’ tweets comes from the recent fiasco involving Ross McCormack and manager Steve Bruce.
The 30-year-old striker felt the wrath of his manager after missing training last week, claiming that he could not attend because the gates to his house ‘would not open’.
However, Bruce did not feel at all sympathetic for McCormack, and slammed the player. The Scotland international was omitted from the matchday squad to face Preston at the weekend, and has since been banished to train with the reserve side.
McCormack’s future at the club looks to be up in the air following the dispute, and the Daily Mail claim that Villa are now prepared to listen to offers the player they signed just six months ago.
In other Aston Villa news, a Barnsley fan has made a hilarious last-ditch attempt to derail Conor Hourihane’s switch to Aston Villa.