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    January (we need a keeper) transfer window 2019

    Hypothetically, if we did sign Cahill - who would his partner be? Chester is probably the choice of most, but Axel has been great IMO and is arguably better at the ball playing side of things.
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    James Chester

    "I'm hopeful that both of them will be okay" The boss provides an injury update ahead of the #SecondCityDerby bit.ly/2QgoGq8 #AVFC
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    John McGinn

    "I'm hopeful that both of them will be okay" The boss provides an injury update ahead of the #SecondCityDerby bit.ly/2QgoGq8 #AVFC
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    Match Thread: Derby v Villa

    I thought that second middle through ball was Chester’s rather than Axel’s fault Should have scored, should have conceded. Need to take or chances - not for the first time this season. Not clinical at all. Think we’ve been the better team but that mean f all really.
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    qq - e ticket

    Ah yes I remember now - that’s why they get you to fold the printed tickets in half. I’ll just try and print it.
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    qq - e ticket

    With the print at home e ticket - is printing necessary? Has anyone successfully scanned the ticket at the turnstile on their phone with no problems?
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    New Manager Speculation

    I've got a mate who works on a few projects at Sheff Utd - says Chris Wilder is v v v pro-English players, to the point of not entertaining the ideas of picking talent from Europe. Don't think that really fits into the new owner's plans. Could be wrong.
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    Mile Jedinak

    It's a tough one - Jedi is suited to those sort of games and does well in them. He's a great header of the ball and when the opposition don't offer much attacking threat, he can boss the long balls and isn't caught out positionally by a lack of pace. Play him against pacier teams with a stronger attack and I think we'll struggle. That creates a problem: we want to pick Jedi against the lower league teams, but if we mix and match the CBs we risk creating a lack of cohesion in the partnership pairing and Tuanzebe may not settle as quickly as we'd hope. I'm torn - but he's playing well so far, so hopefully that continues.
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    Mile Jedinak

    He had a good game yesterday and definitely offers that quality in breaking up play and protecting the defence. My only concern is although he's a specialist in that, on too many occasions attack can't start with him - largely because his eye for the key pass isn't there, he speculatively tries to plunge it down the channels, or is too slow to release the ball to McGinn or Grealish. What's more, because of his restrictive passing ability, it means Grealish has to drop deeper and deeper, nullifying his creativity. I'd love us to explore a central midfield of: --------- McGinn ----- Hourihane --------- ------------------- Grealish ---------------------- Against 80% of championship teams, this should be defensively fine. Problem is, I don't think Bruce has the bottle to set a team up without a DM. I think atm I'm favouring Whelan.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Blackburn v Villa

    Rosenior hit the nail on the head for me in post-match analysis - lot's of talent there, but not currently a team. We need some direction.
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    What’s GK done wrong?
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    Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    Finally! Go central - Grealish, McGinn, Tammy > Elmo and Adomah. Change it up a bit ffs
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    Corporate evil

    Makes me feel slightly better about dodging train fairs - not that I do that, of course.
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    John Terry

    There's a chance we could potentially get a CB into the club that would easily be second choice, if not first. So what if he can't play every game, get a rotation system in place where he alternates with Tuan. Through my very tinted vision, it's a no brainer. Let's just get on with it