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A first chance this season to win two on the spin... Newly promoted Wigan Athletic from pieville come to Aston.

Will the Scottish Cafu continue his purple patch?

Will Jack Grealish still be a Villa player?

All wonderful things to ponder as the week progresses and we look forward to our first match on the new pitch. Come on Villa... CTFO...

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Counting down the days for this one. Remembering the last time we had Wigan first home game of the season...

 

Any team up from league 1 on a winning run is dangerous. Sneaky 2-1. Again, it isn't about performances now, let's just get the points on the board and momentun.

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I think they are better than when they were in the championship the last time. Better manager and players.  Still, we should be turning them over.

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I'm expecting a lineup of:

------------------------Nyland

Hutton----Chester------Axel-----Bryan

-----------------------Hourihane

--------------Grealish-------McGinn

Nmecha------------------------------------Green

-------------------------RHM

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Anyone know what the likely crowd is? 

I've not heard of any need to open Trinity Upper. 

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The referee for this game is Jeremy Simpson (with Shaun Hudson, Nick Hopton & 4th official Mark Heywood)

We won all 4 of our Jeremy Simpson games last season.

Wk 4 : 4-2 at home to Norwich (Hourihane hattrick)
Wk 11 : 1-0 at home to Bolton
Wk 29 : 1-0 on Sky away to Sheff Utd (Snodgrass 90th minute winner)
Wk 42: 1-0 home to Cardiff.

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33 minutes ago, BOF said:

The referee for this game is Jeremy Simpson (with Shaun Hudson, Nick Hopton & 4th official Mark Heywood)

We won all 4 of our Jeremy Simpson games last season.

Wk 4 : 4-2 at home to Norwich (Hourihane hattrick)
Wk 11 : 1-0 at home to Bolton
Wk 29 : 1-0 on Sky away to Sheff Utd (Snodgrass 90th minute winner)
Wk 42: 1-0 home to Cardiff.

Put in the worst refereeing display even seen at VP in the 1-0 at home to Bolton. Let them get away with murder.

Saying that Wigan are generally an inoffensive side so won't have to stamp his mark too much.

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Wigan will be tricky, much tougher test than Hull. Paul Cook has done a great job there. Looking forward to seeing the new signings, will have a much better idea of where we're at and what to expect this season if the likes of Bryan and McGinn are straight into the side.

Also looking forward to seeing that beautiful pitch. Be such a shame if Jack doesnt get to sample it.

1-0 Villa

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6 hours ago, sidcow said:

Anyone know what the likely crowd is? 

I've not heard of any need to open Trinity Upper. 

On around the 32k at the moment. Will probably be 33k. 

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One of three teams we've taken maximum points from since we were relegated to the Championship. Beat them at home 1-0 last time thanks to a late Grealish goal.

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I think until the year they went down, the home side never won in these fixtures?  Am hoping we have well and truly broken the jinx on that one!

Another win please!

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On 07/08/2018 at 12:12, WakefieldVillan said:

Praying for 3-1 Villa 🙏

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NVM I am

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Should be a great reception for you know who. 

Jealous of those going!  

Although... there is a competition called "Sit by Lap".  To enter, you just need to buy me a seat next you innit. 

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24 minutes ago, lapal_fan said:

Should be a great reception for you know who. 

Jealous of those going!  

 

Hutton? 

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