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  1. Aston Villa statistics : 2018/2019 Premier League 2 - Division 2 - Under-23 development league TABLE (as of 14/01/2019) P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Reading 15 9 3 3 34 23 +11 30 2 Southampton 15 9 3 3 22 12 +10 30 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 14 8 3 3 32 15 +17 27 4 Manchester United 15 7 4 4 22 20 +2 25 5 Aston Villa 15 7 2 6 26 26 0 23 6 Newcastle United 14 7 1 6 33 25 +8 22 7 Middlesbrough 15 5 3 7 24 28 -4 18 8 Fulham 14 4 5 5 23 25 -2 17 9 Stoke City 14 4 4 6 26 25 +1 16 10 Norwich City 15 4 3 8 21 31 -10 15 11 West Bromwich Albion 14 3 5 6 19 25 -6 14 12 Sunderland 14 1 2 11 9 36 -27 5 PLAYER Nat A(S) H-Nor 2-0 A-MU 1-3 H-Ful 2-1 A-Mid 2-1 H-Sto 0-3 A-Sou 1-0 A-Sun 1-0 H-New 2-5 A-WBA 1-1 H-Rea 4-5 A-Wol 0-0 H-Sou 2-1 A-Sto 2-3 H-MU 5-1 A-Nor 1-2 A-Ful H-Mid H-Sun A-New H-Wol A-Rea H-WBA Lomax, Sam (GK) 1 (0) u u u u u u u u u u u u u S Ónodi, Ákos (GK) 0 (0) u Šarkić, Matija (GK) 12 (0) S S S S S S S S S S S S Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 2 (0) u S S Bazeley-Graham, Isaiah (RB) 12 (0) S S S S S S S S S S S S Bedeau, Jacob (CB) 14 (0) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Bree, James (RB) 2 (0) S S Bridge, Mungo (LB) 0 (1) o u Burton, Bradley (CB) 1 (1) S o Clark, Mitchell (CB) 2 (0) S S Patterson, Ethan (CB) 1 (0) u u S u Revan, Dominic (CB) 14 (0) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S Walker, Jake (RB) 11 (2) o S S S S S S S S S o S S Blackett-Taylor, Corey (R/LW) 6 (1) o S S S S S S Brunt, Lewis (CM) 1 (0) S Clarke, Jack (CM) 12 (1) S S S S S S S S o S S S S Cox, Jordan (RW) 9 (5) S S o S S o o o S S S S o S Doyle-Hayes, Jake (CM) 10 (0) S S S S S S S S S S Ige, Luke (CM) 1 (0) u u S Lansbury, Henri (CM) 1 (0) S Lyden, Jordan (DCM) 2 (0) S S Pastorek, Jozef (CM) 0 (1) o u Prosser, Alexander (DCM) 9 (4) S o o S S o o u S S S S u S S Ramsey, Jacob (ACM) 3 (3) o S o o S S Rowe, Callum (CM) 8 (2) S o u u o S S S S u S S S Sohna, Harrison (CM) 0 (0) u Vassilev, Indiana (LW) 0 (3) o o o Davis, Keinan (F) 2 (0) S S Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian (F) 6 (1) S S o S S S S Knibbs, Harvey (F) 8 (3) S u S S o o S S S u S S u u o McKirdy, Harry (F) 2 (0) S S Mooney, Kelsey (F) 3 (2) S S S o o O'Hare, Callum (F) 9 (2) o S S S S S S S S o S Odutayo, Colin (F) 1 (4) o o S o o Pressley, Aaron (F) 0 (1) u o Sea, Dimitri (F) 0 (2) o o Tait, Michael (F) 0 (0) u Wright, Tyreik (F) 0 (1) o Name in BOLD played in >= 50% of games = Goal(s) scored = Assist(s) created S = Started o = Came On u = Unused Sub # TOP SCORERS Gls 1 Mooney, Kelsey 5 2 Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 4 3 O'Hare, Callum 3 3 Cox, Jordan 3 5 Bree, James 2 5 Clarke, Jack 2 5 O.G. 2 8 Davis, Keinan 1 8 Ramsey, Jacob 1 8 Blackett-Taylor, Corey 1 8 Knibbs, Harvey 1 8 Revan, Dominic 1 # TOP ASSISTS Ast 1 Clarke, Jack 3 2 O'Hare, Callum 2 2 Blackett-Taylor, Corey 2 4 Mooney, Kelsey 1 4 Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 1 4 Odutayo, Colin 1 4 Lansbury, Henri 1 4 Knibbs, Harvey 1 4 Revan, Dominic 1 4 Lyden, Jordan 1 4 Cox, Jordan 1 FIXTURES/RESULTS 13/08/2018 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa 2-0 Norwich City Att : 318 36' Mooney, Kelsey (Cox) 70' Mooney, Kelsey(p) 17/08/2018 Leigh Sports Village @ 19:00 Manchester United 3-1 Aston Villa Att : 1,406 10' McIntosh-Buffonge, Darren 11' Mooney, Kelsey 53' Gomes, Angel (p) 78' Burkart, Nishan (Tanner) 27/08/2018 Villa Park @ 13:00 Aston Villa 2-1 Fulham Att : 452 35' O.G. (Lyden) 63' Harris, Jayden (Thompson) 70' Cox, Jordan (Revan) 02/09/2018 Riverside @ 14:00 Middlesbrough 1-2 Aston Villa Att : 128 31' Revan, Dominic 60' Walker, Stephen 85' O'Hare, Callum(p) 14/09/2018 Villa Park @ 19:00 Aston Villa 0-3 Stoke City Att : 307 49' Shenton, Oliver 81' Jennings, James (Souttar) 94' Walker, Jake (og) 21/09/2018 Staplewood Training Ground @ 19:00 Southampton 0-1 Aston Villa Att : 86 74' Clarke, Jack (Blackett-Taylor) 01/10/2018 Eppleton Colliery Ground @ 19:00 Sunderland 0-1 Aston Villa Att : 191 35' Knibbs, Harvey 22/10/2018 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa 2-5 Newcastle United Att : 305 09' O'Hare, Callum 24' Sørensen, Elias (Longstaff) 27' Roberts, Callum (p) 29' O'Hare, Callum 34' Longstaff, Sean 39' Sørensen, Elias (Roberts) 55' Sørensen, Elias (Roberts) 29/10/2018 Aggborough @ 19:00 West Bromwich Albion 1-1 Aston Villa 07' Robson-Kanu, Hal (Hoolahan) 77' Cox, Jordan (Knibbs) 04/11/2018 Villa Park @ 13:00 Aston Villa 4-5 Reading 21' Barrett, Joshua (p) 23' Bree, James (Lansbury) 28' Bree, James (Blackett-Taylor) 36' Blackett-Taylor, Corey (O'Hare) 39 Loader, Daniel 45' House, Ben (Lawless) 50' Loader, Daniel 83' Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 93' House, Ben 26/11/2018 New Bucks Head @ 19:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0-0 Aston Villa 07/12/2018 Villa Park @ 19:00 Aston Villa 2-1 Southampton 55' Ige, Luke (O.G.) 66' Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 90' Clarke, Jack (Odutayo) 17/12/2018 Marston Road @ 19:00 Stoke City 3-2 Aston Villa 22' Campbell, Tyrese (Shenton) 39' Jarvis, Daniel (Verlinden) 67' Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian (Clarke) 75' Ramsey, Jacob (Hepburn-Murphy) 81' Shenton, Oliver (Souttar) 07/01/2019 Villa Park @ 19:00 Aston Villa 5-1 Manchester United 13' Davis, Keinan (Clarke) 33' Burkart, Nishan 56' Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian 70' Mooney, Kelsey 83' Cox, Jordan (Mooney) 90' O.G. (O'Hare) 11/01/2019 Colney Training Centre @ 19:00 Norwich City 2-1 Aston Villa 32' Thorvaldsson, Isak (Idah) 54' Spyrou, Anthony (Idah) 81' Mooney, Kelsey (Clarke) 01/02/2019 Motspur Park @ 19:00 Fulham - Aston Villa 18/02/2019 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Middlesbrough 04/03/2019 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Sunderland 11/03/2019 Northumberland FA @ 19:00 Newcastle United - Aston Villa 08/04/2019 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Wolverhampton Wanderers 12/04/2019 T.B.C. @ 19:00 Reading - Aston Villa 29/04/2019 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa - West Bromwich Albion Aston Villa statistics : 2018/2019 Premier League Cup Premier League Cup : Group F P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Aston Villa 3 3 0 0 10 0 +10 9 2 Derby County 3 1 1 1 4 2 +2 4 3 Plymouth Argyle 3 0 2 1 0 1 -1 2 4 Bristol City 3 0 1 2 1 12 -11 1 PLAYER Nat A(S) H-Brs 8-0 A-Der 1-0 H-Ply 1-0 A-Brs H-Der A-Ply Lomax, Sam (GK) 0 (0) u u u Šarkić, Matija (GK) 3 (0) S S S Bazeley-Graham, Isaiah (RB) 3 (0) S S S Bedeau, Jacob (CB) 3 (0) S S S McConnachie, Charlie (RB) 0 (0) u Patterson, Ethan (CB) 1 (0) S Revan, Dominic (CB) 1 (0) S u Walker, Jake (RB) 2 (0) S S u Blackett-Taylor, Corey (R/LW) 3 (0) S S S Clarke, Jack (CM) 3 (0) S S S Cox, Jordan (RW) 2 (1) S o S Doyle-Hayes, Jake (CM) 2 (0) S S Pastorek, Jozef (CM) 0 (1) o Prosser, Alexander (DCM) 2 (1) o S S Rowe, Callum (CM) 2 (0) S S Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian (F) 2 (0) S S Knibbs, Harvey (F) 1 (2) S o o McKirdy, Harry (F) 1 (0) S O'Hare, Callum (F) 2 (0) S S Sea, Dimitri (F) 0 (1) o Wright, Tyreik (F) 0 (1) o # PL CUP SCORERS Gls 1 O'Hare, Callum 3 2 Knibbs, Harvey 3 3 Cox, Jordan 2 4 Blackett-Taylor, Corey 1 5 Sea, Dimitri 1 # PL CUP ASSISTS Gls 1 Cox, Jordan 2 2 Blackett-Taylor, Corey 1 3 Knibbs, Harvey 1 4 Wright, Tyreik 1 5 Clarke, Jack 1 6 Walker, Jake 1 7 O'Hare, Callum 1 8 McKirdy, Harry 1 PL CUP FIXTURES/RESULTS 05/10/2018 Villa Park @ 19:00 Aston Villa 8-0 Bristol City 13' Cox, Jordan (Blackett-Taylor) 26' Blackett-Taylor, Corey 32' O'Hare, Callum (Cox) 42' O'Hare, Callum (Knibbs) 65' O'Hare, Callum (Wright) 80' Knibbs, Harvey (Cox) 84' Knibbs, Harvey (Clarke) 86' Sea, Dimitri (Walker) 08/11/2018 Loughborough Uni @ 19:00 Derby County 0-1 Aston Villa (O'Hare) 68' Knibbs, Harvey 30/11/2018 Villa Park @ 19:00 Aston Villa 1-0 Plymouth Argyle 70' Cox, Jordan (McKirdy) 18/01/2019 TBC @ 19:00 Bristol City Aston Villa 11/02/2019 Bescot Stadium @ 19:00 Aston Villa Derby County 25/02/2019 Home Park @ 19:00 Plymouth Argyle Aston Villa Aston Villa statistics : 2018/2019 Birmingham Senior Cup BIRMINGHAM SENIOR CUP FIXTURES/RESULTS 08/10/2018 Coleshill Town FC @ 19:45 Coleshill Town FC 2-4 Aston Villa 19' Sea, Dimitri 48' Knibbs, Harvey 58' Sea, Dimitri Leek, Reece 70' Cox, Jordan Kiembi, Pierce 20/11/2018 Stratford Town FC @ 19:45 Stratford Town FC 0-0 Aston Villa Att - 338 Villa win 5-4 on penalties 22/01/2019 Hednesford Town FC @ 19:45 Hednesford Town FC Aston Villa 26/01/2019 @ 23/02/2019 @ # BSC CUP SCORERS Gls 1 Sea, Dimitri 2 2 Knibbs, Harvey 1 3 Cox, Jordan 1 PLAYER Nat A(S) A-Col 4-2 A-Str 0-0 A-Hed Šarkić, Matija (GK) 2 (0) S S Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 0 (0) u u Bazeley-Graham, Isaiah (RB) 1 (0) S Bedeau, Jacob (CB) 1 (0) S Burton, Bradley (CB) 0 (0) u McConnachie, Charlie (RB) 0 (1) o Patterson, Ethan (CB) 0 (1) o Revan, Dominic (CB) 2 (0) S S Walker, Jake (RB) 2 (0) S S Brunt, Lewis (CM) 2 (0) S S Cox, Jordan (RW) 2 (0) S S Ige, Luke (CM) 0 (1) o Prosser, Alexander (DCM) 2 (0) S S Rowe, Callum (CM) 2 (0) S S Vassilev, Indiana (LW) 0 (1) o Guy, Ben (F) 0 (0) u Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian (F) 1 (0) S Knibbs, Harvey (F) 2 (0) S S McKirdy, Harry (F) 1 (0) S Odutayo, Colin (F) 0 (2) o o Sea, Dimitri (F) 1 (0) S Wright, Tyreik (F) 1 (0) S Youngest PLAYER DOB APPS 1 Pressley, Aaron (F) 07/11/2001 1 (0-1-1) 2 Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 11/10/2001 2 (2-0-1) 3 Wright, Tyreik (F) 22/09/2001 2 (0-2-0) 4 Ónodi, Ákos (GK) 02/09/2001 0 (0-0-1) 5 Ramsey, Jacob (ACM) 28/05/2001 6 (3-3-0) 6 Odutayo, Colin (F) 08/03/2001 5 (1-4-0) 7 Vassilev, Indiana (LW) 16/02/2001 3 (0-3-0) 8 Tait, Michael (F) 29/01/2001 0 (0-0-1) 9 Birch, Jack (CM) 23/11/2000 0 (0-0-0) 10 Patterson, Ethan (CB) 12/11/2000 2 (2-0-3) 11 Ige, Luke (CM) 12/11/2000 1 (1-0-2) 12 Brunt, Lewis (CM) 06/11/2000 1 (1-0-0) 13 Walker, Jake (RB) 03/11/2000 15 (13-2-1) 14 Guy, Ben (F) 02/11/2000 0 (0-0-0) 15 McConnachie, Charlie (RB) 21/10/2000 0 (0-0-1) 16 Revan, Dominic (CB) 19/09/2000 15 (15-0-1) 17 Bridge, Mungo (LB) 12/09/2000 1 (0-1-1) 18 Bazeley-Graham, Isaiah (RB) 03/02/2000 15 (15-0-0) 19 Bedeau, Jacob (CB) 24/12/1999 17 (17-0-0) 20 Williams, Josh (FB) 12/10/1999 0 (0-0-0) 21 Boucher, Kieran (GK) 21/09/1999 0 (0-0-0) 22 Rowe, Callum (CM) 02/09/1999 12 (10-2-3) 23 Coates, Jack (CM) 11/05/1999 0 (0-0-0) 24 Knibbs, Harvey (F) 26/04/1999 14 (9-5-4) 25 Clark, Mitchell (CB) 13/03/1999 2 (2-0-0) 26 Mooney, Kelsey (F) 05/02/1999 5 (3-2-0) 27 Clarke, Jack (CM) 30/01/1999 16 (15-1-0) 28 Doyle-Hayes, Jake (CM) 30/12/1998 12 (12-0-0) 29 Cox, Jordan (RW) 04/11/1998 17 (11-6-0) 30 Prosser, Alexander (DCM) 31/10/1998 16 (11-5-2) 31 Pastorek, Jozef (CM) 26/09/1998 2 (0-2-1) 32 Hepburn-Murphy, Rushian (F) 28/08/1998 9 (8-1-0) 33 Green, Andre (LW) 26/07/1998 0 (0-0-0) 34 O'Hare, Callum (F) 01/05/1998 13 (11-2-0) 35 Davis, Keinan (F) 13/02/1998 2 (2-0-0) 36 Suliman, Easah (CB) 26/01/1998 0 (0-0-0) 37 Bree, James (RB) 11/12/1997 2 (2-0-0) 38 Blackett-Taylor, Corey (R/LW) 23/09/1997 10 (9-1-0) 39 Šarkić, Matija (GK) 23/07/1997 15 (15-0-0) 40 McKirdy, Harry (F) 29/03/1997 3 (3-0-0) 41 Lyden, Jordan (DCM) 30/01/1996 2 (2-0-0) 42 Lansbury, Henri (CM) 12/10/1990 1 (1-0-0)
  2. So with our new Sporting Director, Manager and Assistant Manager in place, who do we think we'll be looking at in January? Wonder if Terry might be able to lure Gary Cahill back to Villa? We sorely need a solid CB to partner Chester.
  3. BOF

    Loan watch 2018/19

    With 9 players out on loan at the moment, I figured we could do with an 18/19 version of the loan watch thread to keep a handy eye on them all. Foreign loans Aaron Tshibola - Kilmarnock (SPL) Easah Suliman - FC Emmen (Dutch Eredivisie) Championship Tommy Elphick - Hull City Gary Gardner - small heath alliance League One Andre Green - Portsmouth Jed Steer - Charlton Athletic League Two Mitchell Clark - Port Vale Jordan Lyden - Oldham Athletic Kelsey Mooney - Cheltenham Town
  4. So Pulisic to Chelsea for £60m the first big one (although he'll stay at Dortmund til the summer) Perhaps not worth the money from a footballing aspect quite yet, but from a marketing aspect it's a smashing deal.
  5. KJT123

    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Our squad will presumably look a lot different come August as a result of more cost cutting. The league will be weaker, but do we have enough to get automatic promotion?
  6. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  7. limpid

    Match Thread: Wigan v Villa

    Wigan v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  8. omariqy

    AVTV 2018/9 How to watch Aston Villa: AVTV Guide & FAQs Everything you need to know about AVTV By Phil Vogel@PBVogel Aug 4, 2018, 2:08pm BST SHARE Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images AVTV is back and this year it comes with graphics! Let’s start with the basic info. If a game is scheduled for television broadcast AVTV cannot show video. Knowing that off the top will help clarify some of the confusion. No full match replays will be posted (writer’s note: BOOOOOO!). Prices are listed below — do the math to see what is best for you. If you signed up last year there is no automatic renewal. AVTV does not work through any streaming platforms (Chromecast, Apple TV, ect). Must be used through a computer. Season ticket holders no longer get an audio subscription included. Club says that is due to EFL regulations. Everything else is all location based — so I’m going to split this up. UK, Ireland & Channel Isles There are going to be select midweek matches that are made available through AVTV. Once again — these are matches that are not on TV anywhere in the world. Before you complain to the club about the hefty price tag — £10 was set up as the minimum price by the EFL. What games can you expect? “Any games played outside of blocked hours (not between 14:45 – 17:15 on a Saturday) and not shown by Sky Sports will be available to watch for domestic fans. Fixtures taking place on Bank Holidays or Easter will be unavailable for streaming.” International Plus This is a nice list to be on! If you are located (or your computer thinks you are located) in a country on the list — congratulations for an extra price you get to break the one rule of AVTV I listed at the top. Television broadcast does not matter to you — you get to watch all 46 matches live. International Minus The rest of the world — you are did not make the plus list. Don’t take it personally. For a cheaper price you can access to the matches that are not shown on television. Obviously Sky gets to determine that and I’m certain will do everything in their power not to inconvenient you with their decisions (this is not an accurate statement). If you are radio lover — things are easy. Audio is always available to everyone, regardless of location, for every match. Finally troubleshooting — “For any in-game coverage issues this season, viewers can contact @AVFCSupport on Twitter or our stream hosts directly via”
  9. limpid

    January Optimism Gauge

    This poll will be open for the first week of the month.
  10. a m ole

    Villa Kit 2018-19

    These threads are always a bit of fun, I got bored waiting for our game to start. It would be cool to push the boat out next season with something a bit different. With Premier League badges of course.
  11. The news that had spread around Villa Park before yesterday’s game that Abraham may well have played his last game for Aston Villa deflated our spirits and the game that followed did nothing to lift the gloom. Dean Smith tasted his second defeat at Villa Park yesterday. Swansea recorded their first ever cup win against us. We produced the sort of shambolic performance that was reminiscent of those that we had grown accustomed to witnessing during our relegation season. We were knocked out of this competition in the 3rd Round for a third consecutive year. Abraham was the perfect fit for us up front as were we the perfect football club for him. If it turns out that he has played his last game for us, then we will not only have a defence and a midfield to worry about but also a forward line that has been neutered. The depth and quality of our squad had already been found wanting by the absence through injury of Jack and Axel. It was further put to the test by leaving James Chester, Conor Hourihane, Yannick Bolasie and Jonathan Kodjia out of the starting line-up. Who was to know that among those that were selected there were several players that would choose to take the afternoon off as well? Our defence once again conceded goals for fun yesterday and our midfield did little to halt the progress of their opponents through it or to create much themselves in and around the penalty box. What was different was the absence of any threat up front from us. With Abraham in the team there is an expectation that we will score goals as freely as we concede them. Without him, that would be highly unlikely to be the case and yesterday was a worrying sign of things that may be to come. Sadly, the strikers we had on the pitch yesterday did nothing to suggest they would be able to score goals with any sort of regularity should Abraham make a move to a football club in the Black County that is suffering from chronic delusions of grandeur. This sorry capitulation was very hard to endure. We gift wrapped Swansea (who failed to make a similar number of changes to their team in order to try to even things up) a place in the 4th Round and they must have had to pinch themselves to believe how easy we made it for them to score 3 goals without reply yesterday. We are now free to concentrate on the league and this abject performance, which led to merited boos at the final whistle will also give our players a weekend’s break from the rigours of football on 4th Round weekend! My player ratings from a game that extended our FA Cup years of hurt into a 62nd year are: Lovre Kalanic – 6 – Let’s give him a little more than 90 minutes to prove his true worth to us. Peter Shilton would have struggled behind this defence (although he is getting on in years now)! Lovre conceded his first goal 2 minutes into his debut when he blocked a low cross but unluckily the ball rebounded into Baker-Richardson and was deflected in off his shin. Turned a 32nd minute shot from outside of the box from Roberts past the post for a corner. Beaten low to his right for their second and third goals. Made decent saves on 76 and 83 minutes to prevent the score looking even more humiliating. James Bree – 5 – Will have and has had better games than this one. Alan Hutton - 4 – He’s not a left back and he’s certainly not a central defender either. Playing him in this position lost us the forward runs that he makes from wide positions and it did nothing to make our already suspect defence look any more solid. Fer ran for and crossed a loose ball following a challenge with him to Fulton to score their third as Alan stood statuesque in the centre of the penalty area. Tommy Elphick – 6 – Headed a 74th minute Lansbury corner wide of the far post. Neil Taylor – 4 – Looked far from comfortable on his return to the first team. Glenn Whelan – 4 – I would have anticipated that Glenn rather than Bjarnason would have been rested for this one. John McGinn – 7 – MOTM – It was surprising that John played the full 90 minutes yesterday (he was the only player to really do so). He is another player that I think would have benefited from a rest, Dean said post game that he would get one when his next booking presents him with a 2-game suspension and therefore an enforced rest! Showed his usual tenacity and work ethic along with his understandable frustration on 92 minutes when Lansbury played a free kick to him and he blasted it over the bar. Albert Adomah – 4 – A couple of times early on, I thought that he might just produce something of his old self yesterday, but this ended up being another disappointing afternoon. Curled a 54th minute shot over the bar and Mulder kept out an 80th minute attempt by him. Callum O’Hare – 6 – Taken out of the firing line on 55 minutes. Like Doyle-Hayes, I think we have a player here, but they both need games and experience. This was an experience that Callum will have been able to take little good from. Showed promise at times along with his inexperience on other occasions. Would benefit from a loan in much the same way that Jack once did in my opinion. Anwar El Ghazi – 4 – He looked like he really didn’t want to be there most of the time yesterday. Can do and needs to do better than this on a consistent basis. Was ball watching and failed to pick up Dyer who ran behind him onto Fer’s nice through ball before slotting the ball past Kalanic. Scott Hogan - 5 – Lacking in the confidence that scoring goals would give him, but he is not looking likely to go on a scoring run any time soon, so it is a bit of a Catch 22 situation. Lost possession on the edge of the box which led to their opener. Turned a 1st minute El Ghazi cross wide of the near post and 5 minutes later hit an Adomah cross goalward which hit Mulder on the line rather than the back of the net. Kodjia touched the ball back to him on 62 minutes but his attempt was blocked at the near post by a defender. Had one of these gone in it might have shaken us out of our lethargy. Substitutes: Jonathan Kodjia - 5 – Replaced O’Hare on 55 minutes and didn’t live up to his nickname in the time he had on the pitch. Henri Lansbury - 6 – Came on for Whelan on 60 minutes and appeared to want to take the opportunity he was offered to show that he could do a job for us in the future. Hit a 64th minute shot from outside of the box that flew wide of the left post. Did well enough on a day that too many of those around him did not. Keinan Davis – Replaced Hogan on 72 minutes. Held the ball up well again but he won’t score with the regularity that we need someone to and needs to play alongside another striker. Not on quite long enough to gather a rating. Up the Villa! John Lewis
  12. Villa v Swansea Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  13. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  14. There were flames and a pre-match firework display yesterday but we missed the spark of invention around the box that Jack had until his injury at WBA been providing us with, during the game itself. Dean Smith indicated after the match that he anticipated being without Jack for the rest of this month. His two-month absence will deal a potentially lethal body blow to our promotion hopes. It has already badly dented them, with us having taken only 6 points from a possible 15 from the games he has already missed. We have taken rapid steps to remedy our goalkeeping and central defensive issues already during this transfer window. I feel we now need to do the same in finding someone who can give us some sort of midfield creativity when Jack is absent. This was to be a sorry start to the New Year for us with another two points dropped at Villa Park. The number of games played during the festive season has clearly taken its toll on our team which has also suffered from injuries that have had a noticeably adverse effect on our performance level. We started well yesterday but couldn’t put the game out of the reach of our visitors and we once again dropped points after being in front. Had we not done this quite so often, our promotion prospects would be looking considerably rosier now. We have 3 draws and a defeat to show from our last 4 home games. That is not promotion form. Tammy’s goals have kept us in touch with the play off places, but we have not closed in on sixth place and are instead treading water 5 points off it. We have failed to take advantage of the recent slip ups of Leeds and Norwich and it is Sheffield United and WBA who are now within reach of these two clubs in the battle for automatic promotion. Whilst we look on now focusing on 6th rather than 2nd place. We started well against an anti-football, cynical, time wasting QPR side who were aided and abetted by an inept refereeing display and who after this fixture remain above us having taken 4 points off us this season. Having drawn level on 75 minutes with 11 minutes of stoppage time still to be played once 90 minutes had been reached, QPR might have anticipated their goal being put under constant siege as we pressed for a late winner, but they got the point they came for all too easily without undue cause for concern. My player ratings from a game that produced goals but not the three points that we needed are: Jed Steer – 6 – Held a 69th minute shot from Freeman at his near post and made a good stop with his legs on 86 minutes from an Eze shot. Offered us some level of assurance between the sticks on his recall from Charlton. Had no chance with their first and their second flew past him into the top corner so on a day of only 4 on target shots 50% of them produced goals for the visitors. James Bree – 6 – Did well enough in his natural position. James Chester - 6 – Clipped the ball over their bar on 5 minutes. Played with a tad more confidence alongside Tommy. Tommy Elphick – 6 – Welcome back! Tommy will offer us some reasonable cover in the second half of the season. His Hull loan seems to have helped him to get back on track and he looked better than he had last time around yesterday. Alan Hutton – 4 – Looked good enough coming forward again and he always gives 100% but his primary job is to defend, and he wasn’t up to scratch in that area yesterday. Lost an aerial challenge for the ball during the build up to their equalizer and left oceans of room on his flank too often. A glaring example of that was when he ambled back into a central position and Wszolek was allowed to run unchallenged and cross for Eze to hit their second past Steer and into the top corner of the net. Birkir Bjarnason – 5 – Still in need of game time to build up his match fitness following his injury. Hit a 60th minute shot over from the edge of the box. Seemed to know what needed doing but often did not quite have the legs to do it. John McGinn – 7 – A Bjarnason cross was deflected off a defender to John whose 20th minute shot from the edge of the box rattled the crossbar. His accurate cross a minute later produced our first goal. On hand in his own box to head a 33rd minute cross out for a corner. Had a shot saved at the keeper’s left post in stoppage time Conor Hourihane – 5 – Failed twice to get any challenge in during the build up to their second goal. Hit an 81st minute free kick onto the roof of the net. Albert Adomah – 5 – Can do better than this. Jonathan Kodjia – 5 – Hit a shot wide of the near post from inside of the box on 44 minutes but demonstrated again that he is not a natural wide player. Tammy Abraham – 8 – MOTM – How many goals does he need to score to be on the winning team? Scored his first on 21 minutes when he nodded in a perfectly placed cross from McGinn and added a second on 75 minutes when he touched home another splendidly inviting cross this time from El Ghazi. Ran onto a sweet ball played through from McGinn on 23 minutes and hit his shot over the bar. Also had a 9th minute shot blocked at the near post by Lumley after Adomah had found him well. Substitutes: Anwar El Ghazi - 6 – Replaced Kodjia on 61 minutes. Hit a perfect cross which Tammy turned in for our 75th minute equalizer. Yannick Bolasie - 6 – Came on for Adomah on 61 minutes. Hit the ball across the face of the goal on 78 minutes and headed an El Ghazi cross onto the roof of the net in stoppage time. Had earlier headed a Hourihane corner towards goal that was scrambled away from the goalmouth. Glenn Whelan – Replaced Hourihane on 91 minutes. He was not on long enough to earn any rating and it was a surprising decision to see him coming on rather than Hogan or Davis with a winner being surely our objective in the last 10 minutes of the game. Up the Villa! John Lewis
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  22. Leeds stretched their lead over us to 15 points with their late, late winner yesterday. I can’t really see us closing that gap during the second half of the season. That would leave us with just one automatic promotion place to aim for namely the one currently occupied by Norwich who are currently 14 points ahead of us. To claim that place we must rely on Norwich not being this season’s Cardiff and, on our ability, to overtake them along with the likes of WBA and Derby. It might just come down to a winner takes all clash with Norwich at Villa Park on the final day of the season. We currently stand 11th in the league table and that doesn’t make great reading does it? We are also just 5 points away from a play off place and with half of the season left to be played I still expect us to finish sixth or better. Neither team really deserved to win this one, but we did lose it and that can be attributed to our porous defence which was a weakness to begin with and is now even more so due to injuries. Leeds won for the first time at Villa Park since 2002 yesterday and they did so having been two goals down after just 17 minutes. The lead was never a comfortable one though was it? There always lingers a doubt that we can claim a clean sheet and the third goal always looked like it might be crucial. So, it proved. Although we started the second half well and had the visitors on the back foot for the first 10 minutes of it, they claimed the third goal of the game and had drawn level 5 minutes later. It was more than cruel for their late winner to be scored in the 5th minute of stoppage time though. Had the referee decided that we would play on until they score when the 90 minutes were up? Our 7-game unbeaten run came to a sorry end yesterday and our new boss tasted defeat for the first time at Villa Park. We must now bounce back on Boxing Day in our middle of the table clash with Swansea so that we don’t give ourselves and our hopefully reinforced defence too much ground to make up in the New Year. Given we have now gone 3 home games without a win, perhaps it is to our advantage that this one will be away? My player ratings from a game that did little to lift our festive spirits and instead had us reaching for them are: Orjan Nyland – 6 – Did well to help a 22nd minute Chester back header over the bar when it might otherwise have produced a fortuitous goal for the visitors. Left too much space between his left-hand post and himself on 37 minutes and was relieved to see the free kick from Hernandez fly just wide. Did well to tip a 63rd minute Klich shot from the right-hand edge of the box over the crossbar. His poor clearance from a 67th minute Chester back pass fell dangerously to an opponent around 30 yards out. Parried a 79th minute Alioski shot away. Ahmed Elmohamady – 4 – Gift wrapped them their late winner with a tame back header that played an Alioski cross straight to a delighted Roofe inside of the box in the 95th minute who proceeded to hit the ball into the corner of the net. He had earlier made an 8th minute challenge on Harrison that prevented him making contact with a Roofe cross at close range. James Chester - 6 – The best of our defenders yesterday which is not saying a great deal. Nobody went with Jannson as he headed in his 61st minute equalizer having ran in between James and Hutton to glance the ball in. James Bree – 5 – Needed to try to make a move towards Clarke as he ran all too easily past Elmo inside the box before hitting their first into the far corner of the net. Playing out of position through necessity. Must be worth a shot starting in his natural position. Alan Hutton – 5 – He really isn’t a left back, is he? Glenn Whelan – 6 – Started well enough. John McGinn – 8 – Had another impressive game and gave everything he had. Why does he get booked so often when opponents who do the same or worse to him escape punishment so often by the way? We need to get up this season to keep him. Conor Hourihane – 7 – Hit our 17th minute second with a sweetly placed left foot shot from outside of the box after Kodjia had done so well to make room for himself on the edge of the box before playing the ball inside to him. Yannick Bolasie – 6 – a nice back heel by Whelan led to the ball cannoning off Kodjia and running on to him on the edge of the box but Jansson’s 47th minute challenge averted the danger just as he was about to pull the trigger. Produced one superb piece of Cruyff-like skill out wide on 51 minutes that left 2 defenders bamboozled. Jonathan Kodjia – 6 – Headed a 13th minute Hourihane corner wide of the far post. Won the ball on the edge of the area and flashed a shot just over on 48 minutes. Tammy Abraham – 8 – MOTM – Tammy really didn’t deserve to end up on the losing side yesterday. He back heeled the ball to Hourihane on the edge of the box who in turn played it inside of the box for McGinn the loose ball was behind Tammy but he stretched his leg to make good contact with it and hit home his 9th goal in 8 matches on the 5th minute. Worked very hard throughout. Substitutes: Anwar El Ghazi - 5 – Replaced Kodjia on 62 minutes and made no positive impression on the game. Birkir Bjarnason - 6 – Came on for Whelan on 73 minutes. A welcome return following his injury lay off. His 85th minute corner almost produced a third, but a fine reflex stop by Peacock-Farrell spared Forshaw conceding an own goal. Will need a couple of outings to build full match fitness. Scott Hogan – Replaced Bolasie on 83 minutes. Not on long enough to earn any rating. Up the Villa and Happy Christmas & 2019 to all Villa Talkers! John Lewis
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  24. So, the Champions League season 18/19. The teams have been placed, who do you fancy? Can Real make it 4 in a row? Will we see a non Spanish winner for the first time in 5 years? Why is Lokomotiv Moscow top seeded? Grupp A: Atlético Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club Brügge. Grupp B: Barcelona, Tottenham, PSV Eindhoven, Inter. Grupp E; Paris SG, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star. Grupp D; Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke 04, Galatasaray Grupp E: Bayern Münich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK Aten. Grupp F: Manchester City, Sjachtar Donestk, Lyon, Hoffenheim Grupp G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria Plzen. Grupp H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young Boys
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