*We join the lads preparing for their match against Arsenal, they are looking fearful*
McLeish: Look lads, dinnae be scared! We can upset old Arsene's lads today
Petrov: By winning?!
Mcleish: Hoots man! No, I meant if we try our best we can get a nil nil draw with anyone in the league! They'll hate that, they love all tha' 'Flash Harry', 'Silky Steve' stuff with all the goals an' tha'
Petrov: All the goals? Don't they say they're boring and go for one nil...
McLeish: Pah! Oh aye, they've nay seen borin' yet! Eh lads? Eh?!
*the lads look no more encouraged, if anything more wary*
McLeish: come on boys, look at Andi, he does'nae look like a scared wee girrul.
*Weimann pauses and looks up*
Weimann: If it bleeds, we can kill it.
McLeish: ..... Um ..... Aye.
Albrighton: What are you doing there Andi.... Are you ....sharpening your boots?
*Weimann again stops rubbing the blade against his boots and stares at Albrighton*
Albrighton: Um... Nevermind... You carry on.
*Suddenly the room goes dark and the warm breeze that blew through the window turns cold*
N'Zogbia: Voodoo magic, fu....
McLeish (observing the disturbance out the window): ....Charlie! Mind yer french lad, it's just Gervinho's head emergin' from tha' Arsenal team coach.
*the lads settle with the explanation*
McLeish: Tha's better lads now like I say, ye follow what we've been doin' on tha' training ground and we can pull a nice, wee, borin' draw from this game.
Ireland: Which from trainin'? Tha' human pyramid in front of Shay dere bass?
McLeish: No Stevie, ye know we cannae pull tha' off without a fully fit Emile, I meant our general training and tactics, what other teams call 'defence'. Now let's go out there and show Arsenal!
*Gabby raises his hand tentatively*
Gabby: I'm not comfortable with full frontal nudity boss.
Albrighton: ...Boss! Tell Andi to stop doing his 'goalkeeper scare stare' at me!
McLeish: Now Andi what have I told ye about using tha' stare on anybody but opposition goalies?
*Weimann turns his gaze to McLeish who gives a high pitched yelp and points at Albrighton*
McLeish: Do it to Marc, do it to Marc!!
Aston Villa have a few players out on loan so far this season, so here's an update following on from the last month.
Gordon Cowans' Under 21 side hosted Burnley on Monday at Bodymoor Heath in a friendly.
Aston Villa have six players away with their countries in the October international window.
Midfielder Jordan Veretout hasn't just had to adjust to life in a new country, at a new club and with a new language, there was also the small matter...
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