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  1. Indigo

    Steve Bruce

    At this rate I think the collective rising blood pressure of this thread would've caused a moderately sized earthquake had we not actually won. Jesus. Happy Tuesday lads.
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    Pre-Match Thread

    Nyland Elmo Tuanzebe Chester Taylor Bjarnason Hourihane Grealish Bolasie Abraham El Ghazi That'd do me, if Bolasie still isn't quite ready for a full game I think I'd prefer him starting to coming on seeing as Adomah is completely out of form and I don't particularly agree with this seemingly collective idea that Kodjia can start games from the wing.
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    Conor Hourihane

    Personally I'd have him over McGinn at the moment.
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    Yeah, Jack wasn't wrong to expect a run in behind there rather than Adomah for some reason just staying directly in front of the defender's path.
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    He was on the shoulder of the defender making a run in behind him, if McGinn had spotted him/not taken an age to make his mind up Abraham would've been through on goal.
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    I prefer Elmo to Hutton at right back for the most part but he doesn't offer enough as a winger. He doesn't go further than the edge of the box and even at that he's hugging the touchline completely, too much is being expected of Abraham so far if we're not going to get bodies around him.
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    Considering the whole style of play seems to be built around sticking the ball of Abraham's head, the quality of balls in from Adomah and Elmo...Jesus.
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    New Manager Speculation

    I don't think anyone else will fella, especially seeing as you're literally the only person who thinks that was a serious comment...jeeez.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Steve Bruce's turgid Villa played Dean Smith's liquid football-playing Brentford only a couple of weeks ago and had 57% possession, surprised the Brentford fans aren't calling for his head at that rate...
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    New Manager Speculation

    Big Sam is the only realistic and also good option I can think of off the top of my head, though he's an arch pragmatist even compared to Bruce so it'd be interesting to see how well it'd go down with some of the fans. Rafa or Rodgers would be great but there's no chance of either anytime soon if we're being sensible, and I'm really not arsed with any Henry shouts or even a Dean Smith type. If we're being honest a tiny, tiny minority of Villa fans would be willing to show the patience that would probably be required if one of those types were to get the job considering that would mean an even longer period spent in the Championship. Watch Bruce turn it around anyway after the international break but if it transpires that if we're looking for a manager soon I think Allardyce will end up being sought after.
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    Pre-match thread

    The sooner we have Abraham and Bolasie ready to feature the better because that squad looks terribly light up front, especially if Adomah is going to be phased out now after the apparent falling out. Have come to expect the back line to look like that so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ to complaining about it anymore.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    We're still short at CB as has already been alluded to, and I think we desperately needed another left back in also, but I think when viewed in context this is a better transfer window than we could have realistically hoped for at the start of it. With the obviously massive caveat that we're a Chester injury/suspension away from trouble, we have a team that is capable of actually challenging to go up again and considering how badly things were starting to go a couple of months ago I'm content enough with that for now. For all the talk that we should be in for him I'd be surprised if Terry not having signed on again was our decision, I get the impression that he's retired at this point. Would take him back in an instant though, I'd even settle for a Huth or Collins as even though neither fills me with confidence they're presumably still better options than equally immobile defensive midfielders shoved in at centre back, and I can't imagine your average Championship game is too far beyond them these days.
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    Pre-Match Thread

    From that line up I get the impression he might be playing Tuanzebe as a defensive midfielder, hope I'm wrong but just putting two and two together from the rhetoric that "he can play there" and it would then mean we're still playing our usual formation. Hope not though, he did well at CB vs Yeovil and if we can't give him a go there again now then I don't really get why we bothered signing him rather than someone Bruce actually trusts to play there.
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    Jack Grealish

    Seriously, some people here go mad when we don't win a game. The absolute scramble to find a scapegoat and jump to extreme conclusions is truly bizarre, in the space of a few draws Jack goes from too good for the league to we're better off without him. Give your heads a shake lads.
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    Yannick Bolasie

    Happy with this, don't really think Elmo is much of a winger so with that in mind we only really had Adomah and Green as proper wide options prior to this week. On top of that he has pace and unpredictability that we've been a bit lacking in recently. Obviously a bit of a risk considering the injury, but more than enough evidence to suggest it's worth it. He was a very good Premier League player at one stage so getting back to anything near that level will stand us in good stead. Just hope the fans afford him a bit of patience and don't get on his back straight away if he isn't performing, the stick Kodjia was getting after barely having put a run of games together only to turn that on its head in the last week should be a lesson to some.