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  1. Was really excited when we signed Konsa but turns out I’m loving Engles instead.
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    Tom Heaton

    Don’t get the debate here at all. Always play your best players. Heaton is better than Steer. Yes, Heaton gave away a daft penalty last week, but, he’s made some excellent saves in the opening two games. He’ll be massive for us this season. I’ve got nothing against Steer but Heaton gets the nod every time.
  3. Currently sat on a boat in the Ionian Sea on my way home from holiday, so wanted to kick this off. Huge game and tough test for sure. Full house at VP with expectations of a performance high. We need to be right behind the boys for 90mins. Bournemouth are a well oiled outfit who play great football at times and Eddie Howe is a very shrewd manager who I rate highly. He’ll be aware of how we like to play and will try stifle us by sniffing out Grealish. I wonder if Guilbert and Targett come in, whether Luiz starts and if Jota gets the nod ahead of El Ghazi, who I think was poor against Spurs. (I also think Jota was poor in his substitute appearance but think in a team that should have more of the ball we’ll get much more from him). Goes without saying how much of a huge game it is for Mings. He and Engles will have to be at their best to stop the front boys of Bournemouth. But it’s a game we need to try and get on the front foot of and apply pressure to the opposition all game. Energy levels will be key so I hope the last two games against Spurs and Leipzig, where we had less of the ball, will have improved our fitness levels. Wesley needs to be stronger and less stroppy than he was against Spurs. A big man up top is always getting some physical treatment to try nullify their threat. For me, he wasn’t first to the ball fast enough and if he does that then he can hold the ball up well and bring the likes of Grealish and McGinn in. Benteke used to do this for us excellently. I’d like to see Luiz start and for Grealish not to have to be so deep. Every game in this league will be a very tough test and we have a team and manager getting themselves used to it. A win here would be massive. Leta hope we pop those cherries.
  4. His hair looked nice.
  5. *Positives* 1. Overall first half display and our counter attacking 2.Mings & Engles 3. Elmo & Taylor stepping up 4. McGinn 5. Trezzy looked a threat 6. It’s Spurs away and not many teams will win there 7. We can improve 8. Some first teamers still to come in 9. Heaton was great. He’ll win us some games on his own *Negatives* 1. Wesley - looked weak and bullied 2. Grealish, as class as he is, needs to learn in this league you can’t **** around on the edge of the box without getting punished. It’s Spurs not Rotherham. I’m certain he will leave this and tiredness may have been a factor. 3. Jota looked a lost soul when he came on. Looked way out of his depth. I’m putting this down to it being a difficult game and situation to come into but he’s shown better. And needs to be better. 4. Kodjia. Useless. 5. El Ghazi looked lively but with nothing in the end of it. Lots of step overs but looked better just trying to take players on. Think Trezzy was far effective than him and with only Wesley up to, we need to be effective in the wings. But I appreciate it’s against Spurs. Bring on the Cherries.
  6. Very similar to our opening day win against Bournemouth in our last season in the Prem.
  7. Can pay the £11.99 for Premier 1 then cancel the subscription as it’s a rolling monthly subscription, I believe.
  8. Any chance you can make a one off payment (alá NOW TV) for the game if you’re already a sky subscriber? And does anyone know of this means we won’t be showing the game on our YouTube channel? EDIT. Ignore. Just seen on the ‘Coverage’ thread that can only view it on Premier 1
  9. Ain’t nothin’ finer than a 49er ...
  10. Absolutely nothing sad about that at all. I couldn’t get tickets to the Arsenal FA Cup final a few years ago as I didn’t have a season ticket because I live in London. Spent a few hours before the game with my mate soaking up the atmosphere and singing and drinking with Villa fans before the game. Was great. Then watched the game in one of the hotel bars inn Wembley with plenty of others. There’ll be lots of Villa in and around the bars etc of Wembley singing and soaking it up so if you’re tempted to get involved then do it.
  11. Agree with this, it was as if Mings was trying too hard to stay composed but with Gayle on your heels constantly from the off it seemed to jade Mings a bit. So his over composure was probably a result of trying to over compensate for the fact he actually wasn’t comfortable atall.
  12. Thought he was absolutely excellent for us today. With Mings having a bit of a wobble today, Axel led us out from the back like a leader. They’re a great pairing.
  13. Does anyone know when confirmation will be provided by the club for the kick off times for Saturday? And also the dates for the second leg? I am sure i saw it clarified a few weeks ago that 4th v 5th was 5.15pm on Saturday and then 7.45pm on the Wednesday but the club have stated this is all now "TBC".
  14. I agree he's a bit hit or miss for me. He has good games but he also has poor ones, too. He is often guilty of trying too much and will often do something fantastic but immediately follow it up by giving the ball away needlessly. But he has seemed to improve over the course of the season, and on his day he can be a real threat. We need him for the play offs, that's for sure and he's far better going forwards than Green or Adomah.
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    Dean Smith

    Actually conceded only five.

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