Dr Tony Xia
Newcastle suffered a 1-0 defeat to Fulham away from home in their opening game of the 2016-17 Championship season.
Matt Smith’s goal on the stroke of half time proved to be the difference between the two sides at Craven Cottage in London.
Villa chairman Xia was following the match, and he took to Twitter to give his reaction to the loss suffered by Newcastle.
Leandro Bacuna in action with Jose Jurado
The Chinese businessman could have been referring to pre-game predictions made by Sky Sports pundit Ian Holloway.
Xia has also suggested on Twitter that Leandro Bacuna could remain at Villa this season.
Bacuna, who can play as a winger or as a right-back, was reported as saying by The Birmingham Mail in March that he was looking to leave the Villans to play Champions League football.
Xia, though, has suggested that the 24-year-old could remain at Villa Park for the 2016-17 campaign.
Joleon Lescott with Leandro Bacuna
Lets all forget the past, everyone makes mistakes when young. I'd ask all fans give applause for all to a new start! https://t.co/1kOxhHCoL4— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 5, 2016
So............really need ignore someone 's kinda predicts...... Trust in ourselves! UTV!— Dr. Tony Xia (@Dr_TonyXia) August 5, 2016
Villa will feature in the Championship this season after getting relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2015-16 campaign.
The Villans will be looking to finish at least in the top six of the Championship this season.
Roberto Di Matteo’s side will kick off their 2016-17 Championship campaign with an away game against Wednesday on Sunday afternoon.
Roberto Di Matteo and Dr Tony Xia