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  1. BOF

    News story of the day

    Study reveals Uranus smells of farts Well I couldn't NOT post this now could I ?
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    Pre Match Thread

    Looking at who has been rested recently I've gone with this. Give Elmo a break at RB. He has started every league game this year bar 2 where he came on as a sub (18 starts including 30/12). I'd like to rest Chester but unless Terry is back we're very light there. Not sure I want to see Samba in from thd start. Rest Hourihane in midfield and reward Lansbury for his goalscoring cameo versus Ipswich. Give Barney his first start at 6 since Norwich away on the 7th April. Bring Adomah back in but put him on the right to give Snodgrass a continued break. Bring Kodjia in on the left. It's a toss up at #9 between Grabban and Hogan but only because Hogan has not started the previous 3 where Grabban has. I'd obviously prefer Grabban (which is why I picked him) but wouldn't be at all surprised if Hogan was brought in on rotation.
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    U23 Development League 2017/2018

    Other results from last night, including a painfully predictable result from the Hawthorns. Newcastle United 1-1 Fulham Reading 3-1 Stoke City Southampton 2-1 Middlesbrough West Brom 1-4 Blackburn Rovers Wolves 0-5 Brighton
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    U23 Development League 2017/2018

    7pm and streamed on YouTube too
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    U23 Development League 2017/2018

    The semi-final will be played "some time between April 27th & 30th". Given that our PL cup semi against Leicester is the 27th, I would hazard a guess that the league playoff semi will be the 30th, but that's only speculation at this point.
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    U23 Development League 2017/2018

    I'd say inexperienced rather than young. They weren't that young at all. Bazeley-Graham is the same age as the rested Bedeau and Suliman at 20 offsets Revan at 17 who was the only properly young player in the side. Mooney & O'Hare are both 19 (albeit O'Hare is the big two zero next week).
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Fulham's is the biggest what if. 'What if' we'd only stopped our patented 'few whiskies & a quick curry' half time snack before week 17. They'd have won the league.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    I probably shouldn't have quoted you directly as it wasn't you I was specifically responding to. It was more @foreveryoung asking that we "start resting some players" which we very clearly have started doing for the past couple of months, as evidenced above.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and suggest Bruce's selection and managing of the squad. Fwiw I generally agree. I guess it's already proven to be bollocks so. Whelan back in at 6 for past 3 games after Bjarnason and Jedi shared it around. Hogan not started 7 of past 9 games. Rotating now with Kodjia and Grabban. Onomah back in for past 2 games after 1 sub appearance in 8. Bjarnason with 4 starts in past 11 games. Adomah rested for past 2 games. Hourihane rested for 2 of past 6 games and subbed off in 5 of last 7 starts. Snodgrass rested v Ipswich. Kodjia being introduced slowly. Even Grabban being subbed despite 2 starts in 5 April games. Add to that Taylor back in at 3 because of Hutton injury. If that's not rotation and use of squad then I don't know what is. But then again that wasn't what I've been thinking all season anyway. EDIT : In fact the only outfield players who have not really had a break are Chester & Elmo. Jack didn't play consistently this season until the end of December.
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    Why? I'm just curious is all. Are you worried about the design aspect or something else?
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    Things you often Wonder

    Sounds good to me. My only worry was the colour of the bag implied white chocolate, which as we all know is the devil's coagulated spunk.
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    Documentaries you have to watch

    In light of Avicii's recent passing, I happened upon the 2017 fly-on-the-wall documentary about him called "True Stories". It was released just after he had retired from touring in 2016 due to ill-health. Given that it was made and released while he was still alive, and it was still quite current, I thought it'd be an interesting insight, and it was. It actually made his death all the more sad. He wasn't well for a lot of the documentary, and personality-wise he wasn't cut out for that high life. The textbook 'nerd making tunes in a bedroom' type guy. But you could see he was a genuinely decent aul' skin too. What was also interesting was the quite remarkably high regard his peers held him in. I know it was a documentary about him, but they went into why he was a bit special. So yeah, check it out if you're in any way interested. Gave me an appreciation of him that I didn't have previously.