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  1. This is a fixture I just can't predict. Fearful of those 7 and 8 goal defeats late on in our previous Premier League tenure, but balanced by some heart-warming football performances we've seen this season, even if the results haven't always shown. Abraham (if available) and Pulisic are the key players for me that we need to keep an eye on and stifle. Given our respective player resources and the current league table positions, a loss would be 'meh,' a draw would be fantastic, and a win would be proper rocket polishingly good. This would be a great scalp for us, but I can't see Chelsea losing two league fixtures at home in a week.
  2. Very happy with the point we gained at Old Trafford. Honourable mention for Konsa who seemed to have another very decent game, and some fine saves from Heaton. Really dismal that their leveller has been chalked up as an own goal. It came off Heaton's back and could probably have spun into the net anyway. Never mind... what a lovely finish from Tyrian Ming to level the score when recent Premier League Villa history there, we could have crumbled. A different day, we could have won, for sure, but we could have lost as well. Enjoy the feeling of a positive result at Old Trafford. Better sides than us have gone there and lost this season. MOTM - Grealish. What, a, goal! As bone-picked on MOTD2, United had to foul him to stop us progressing. Onwards to the Bridge. Let's hope Tammy has an off day. And Pulisic is sick. In Smith I trust. UTV
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    Ezri Konsa

    Very happy with this player right now... As much as I like Tyrian Ming () I thought he looked the more assured of the pair last night. Keep up the good work Mr Konsa.
  4. December 2009 I believe with Gabby the goalscorer. We have a chance of getting a result. Would feel 'meh' if we lost... happy with a point and positively predicting a slow-jostle in the shower if we win.
  5. Good, solid performance all round against an 'established' Premier League side. Whatever that means. MOTM for me was Jack, but with honourable mentions for Conor The Irish Engine, Mr Guilbert, Konsa and Admiral Anwar. I thought Bruce dropped a clanger when Carroll came on. I'd have brought Gayle on first for his pace and general roughability. On another day, it could have been 2-2 but for Heaton's cat reflexes... and on an even more alternative day, we could have had four or five. More than happy with a clean sheet, two goals and a feel good factor after Monday night football. Bravo Villa... keep it up please.
  6. It was really odd that game. It looked like we were the ones suffering from a European hangover. Konsa was the bright spot for us, everyone else either didn't turn up or was 'meh.' Looking at the BBC stats, it was quite an even game, despite the feeling that we could have ended up with a 4 or 5-0 bumming. VillaTalk as split as ever... after Brighton and Wolves in the League Cup, Smith is a genius. People see Smith as being 'at it' with a plucky late defeat to Liverpool. Lose at Wolves and all of a sudden he's back to being out of his depth by some. Long road ahead... for me, something positive against the Toon is essential or the players' heads might start to drop. In Dean I trust... UTV.
  7. Is it not making one's hand droop and flop? Find John Inman (Are You Being Served) on Youtube and you will start to form a picture of what a mocking, homophobic hand gesture might be.
  8. Got an extra large bag of toffee popcorn in for the big show tomorrow (can't get to VP as I'm on call with work)...
  9. I love the guy. He is so positive and confident and speaks so well. Yes, he's had his problems at other clubs, and that Reading player is convinced that Tyrone stamped on him, but the way he goes about his business, he is one of my favourite Villa players right now. I haven't really felt a connection to any Villa players really since the days of McGrath, Ehiogu, Taylor, Townsend and Yorke. But with Mings and McGinn, we seem to have potential legends again. He put up with a lot of negativity around him last night, appalling behaviour from home fans. He stood up to it, and he battled through it with a fantastic performance. It might not be Brazil or Belgium he was up against, but he still had to perform. Proud of you Tyrone... you're welcome round my home for a chat, and some nice food any time. God bless you son... Love you xx
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    You know what, I'm actually old enough to remember going to watch that film at the cinema when I was at Uni... and I believe I had the same issues as you guys report with the sound in the cinema, so it could actually be how the original film was cobbled together rather than modern tech. Of course, if you have a recurring theme/problem with the modern tech you are playing the sound through then I'm chatting crap. But I do recall issues with hearing exactly what was going on in Se7en. Personally, I'm looking for a modest sound bar or pair of speakers for use with a laptop. Occasionally, I give performances of audio-visual photography work I've done for my local camera club. Any recommendations out there? EDIT - Ooops, just seen that these posts were from 2018... My bad... feel free to wave the hand of dismissal at my retort. Good day.
  11. Despite the malfeasant frustration of an International break, the Norwich result will hopefully instil a bit of confidence now and prove to be a platform upon which to build a little momentum. If so, and we can beat Brighton, we might just be able to stop repetitive bummings in the following 'hard' fixtures. To use the cliché, every game is hard and there are no real 'gimmes' in the top flight. You've still got to produce the beans whoever you play - or, as Norwich found, you'll ship 5 against a 'team like Villa.' I've seen enough to believe that we have a great chance against Brighton... Assuming no injuries or jet-laggery, I'd go with the same team that started against Norwich and see how they fly. May the Force be with Villa once again.
  12. Thanks Bickster... VFA-22 (squadron) are the 'Fighting Redcocks...' what a name!! I spent quite a bit of time at the show talking to the crew of various squadrons and purchasing squadron patches for my collection. Other notable squadrons based at Lemoore include - 'The Top Hatters,' 'The Rough Raiders,' 'The Argonauts,' 'The Black Aces,' 'The Black Knights,' and my personal favourite for Star Wars reasons... 'The Bounty Hunters.' Interesting fact (interesting-ish) - there are more F-18 Hornets based at Lemoore, California than the RAF have actual number of aeroplanes in their entire fleet. Make of that what you will.
  13. Okay... Here are some of my very recent edits following my attendance at the US Navy airshow at NAS Lemoore last month... Feel free to go all 'Top Gun' for a few moments.
  14. He's made a claim now for the LB position... He'll be able to make a song and dance about it and he can tell us how he's feeling...
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