Conor Hourihane initiation: at his introduction to his new Aston Villa team-mates the Corkman was no Noel Gallagher, it's safe to say.
It's been a pretty decent January for Conor Hourihane. After playing brilliantly in leading Barnsley into the Championship and then helping them to consolidate their position in the league (notching up eleven goals and five assists in 24 games before finishing his Barnsley career with a spectacular free-kick in his last game) he earned a well-deserved move to Aston Villa. His partnership in midfield with former Forest captain Henri Lansbury is something that will have Villa fans' mouths watering. And a decent run will surely push him into Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill's plans.
It hasn't all been plain sailing for Hourihane, though. It's common for footballers to do something embarrassing to 'break the ice' at new clubs, and Hourihane was forced to stand on a stool (as well as Lansbury and Villa's other new arrivals) and sing a song of choice to his new team-mates.
— 101 Great Goals (@101greatgoals) January 30, 2017
Dreadful. But we'll leave him off; he's suffered enough.