Aston Villa may have lost in their final UK-based pre-season friendly in midweek, but it wasn't just the football that gaged attention at Banks's Stadium.
In a night of sub-plots, we had Birkir Bjarnason, Mile Jedinak and Ahmed Elmohamady kicking a ball for the first time in a match situation since their respective World Cup campaigns.
Then it was our new majority owners Nassef Sawiris and Wes Edens who caught the lens of photographers around the stadium, as they got their first taste of Villa in action.
And to round off the night, there were some poignant moments as last season's popular loan signing Robert Snodgrass embraced our players and supporters in an emotional reunion.
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