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1 hour ago, kiltorken said:

we need to make VP as uncomfortable for them as  possible

Should put them in my seat then it’s still bust 🥴

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I’ve put a £1 on Villa to win 4-3, it’s only 200-1 so stands a good chance of paying for this weekends wine. 

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Can't wait to see Henderson and co come up against McGinn and Nakamba. I know Liverpool's overall quality will kind of nullify that mismatch but it will be funny to see how Hendo responds to that first arse roll.

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I am surprisingly optimistic. No idea why.

But gonna drop some money on a liverpool win methinks. At least I can make a few quid if the rest of my weekend will be sour anyway. 

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We seem to fade in the second half of games so essential we keep it tight until half time.

This hopefully will keep our fans in good voice.

I would start El gazi and bring Trezeguet on in 2nd half.

Dont think Grealish should be risked if he is not fit -he is too important to us.

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16 minutes ago, KenjiOgiwara said:

I am surprisingly optimistic. No idea why.

But gonna drop some money on a liverpool win methinks. At least I can make a few quid if the rest of my weekend will be sour anyway. 

Still don’t get how you can do this. It would mess with my head. I love Villa but I spend enough money just following them. Not sure I love them enough to lose bets when they win.

Ironic because I always bet on them to win! 

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Definitely need two defensive midfielders to counteract Liverpool’s high pressing. Jack could be a crucial anchor.

I’ll get eaten alive, but I’d drop AEG and Trez. Put Jack and Conor in midfield (switching sides) with SJM in between them. We need Jack for obvious reasons, and I think Conor is more likely to provide us a goal threat than either AEG or Trez at the moment. Wesley up front, absolutely hounding them.

We’ll lose 3-1.

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8 hours ago, Vive_La_Villa said:

Still don’t get how you can do this. It would mess with my head. I love Villa but I spend enough money just following them. Not sure I love them enough to lose bets when they win.

Ironic because I always bet on them to win! 

Dunno. Always done it. I don't do match nerves very well, so if I got a big bet going I know it's a win/win situation, I am able to relax. 

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My side would be: (feel free to criticise or obliterate even) 

Heaton 

Guilbert Engels Mings Targett

McGinn Nakamba Luiz

Trezeguet Wesley Grealish (if fit, if not El Ghazi)

Bench: Steer, Elmohamady, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury, El Ghazi (if Grealish is fit) Davis 

Liverpool are a great side and should be respected but not feared, they are the current European champions. If we play like we did against Man City, particularly during the first half, we will have a chance. Personally, I think anyone can beat anyone on any given day, it should be a great spectacle :) 

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1 hour ago, sir_gary_cahill said:

My side would be: (feel free to criticise or obliterate even) 

Heaton 

Guilbert Engels Mings Targett

McGinn Nakamba Luiz

Trezeguet Wesley Grealish (if fit, if not El Ghazi)

Bench: Steer, Elmohamady, Konsa, Taylor, Lansbury, El Ghazi (if Grealish is fit) Davis 

Liverpool are a great side and should be respected but not feared, they are the current European champions. If we play like we did against Man City, particularly during the first half, we will have a chance. Personally, I think anyone can beat anyone on any given day, it should be a great spectacle :) 

Might have been easier saying 'same team as the one that played City' 😉

Davis won't be on bench he's injured, King Kodge will be though 👍

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On 31/10/2019 at 22:27, smg said:

Engels played well all season, Konsa looks good against lesser opposition, I know let’s pick Konsa against the league leaders, solid decision bound to get a result.

I detect a lot of sarcasm in this post.

You're right, Engels has looked pretty solid this season and will probably start tomorrow but I don't think it's ludacris to suggest a) Konsa might be better suited to nullify Liverpool's front three or b) playing Konsa would automatically mean we are defeated 🙄

 

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1 minute ago, WakefieldVillan said:

I detect a lot of sarcasm in this post.

You're right, Engels has looked pretty solid this season and will probably start tomorrow but I don't think it's ludacris to suggest a) Konsa might be better suited to nullify Liverpool's front three or b) playing Konsa would automatically mean we are defeated 🙄

 

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Fabinho won't play as he'll miss the city game next week if he gets booked.

I think we'll see Henderson and Milner both in centre mid. Maybe just Henderson behind Ox and Wijnaldum.

We can get at that midfield. It's industry not quality.

If Grealish doesn't start we'll do well to still be in the game by 60 mins. If we're within a goal, the lift the crowd will get when he comes on will be enjoyable.

Looking forward to this but definitely a game we could get really humbled. Can't give them free shots from 12-25 yards. This ain't Brighton, Salah and Mane will pass those shots into the corners all day long.

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Not a prayer.

They are too quick and we are too slow,in every aspect, for this game.

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2 hours ago, Vive_La_Villa said:

Still don’t get how you can do this. It would mess with my head. I love Villa but I spend enough money just following them. Not sure I love them enough to lose bets when they win.

Ironic because I always bet on them to win! 

so you're 50/50

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39 minutes ago, TRO said:

Not a prayer.

They are too quick and we are too slow,in every aspect, for this game.

You’ve seen too many upsets to really believe it’s all over. I see through your pessimism - you’ve a sneaky feeling we will Win.

(Well, I have anyway...🙂).

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Total free hit, I'd rest Grealish no matter how much he might want to play, we need him in the other games where we have a good chance fo getting points. Risking him and him breaking down and not playing for a whiel woudl really hurt our season.

I'd start the same shape as we did against city though, we will go for it regardless (as we should) with 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3.

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1 hour ago, romavillan said:

Total free hit, I'd rest Grealish no matter how much he might want to play, we need him in the other games where we have a good chance fo getting points. Risking him and him breaking down and not playing for a whiel woudl really hurt our season.

I'd start the same shape as we did against city though, we will go for it regardless (as we should) with 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3.

I don’t think he can break down. It’s just an impact injury.   I’d play him if he’s fit. I honestly believe they are beatable. 

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