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Teams – Aston Villa v Middlesbrough

Location – Villa Park

Competition – The Championship

Date – Tue 12th September 2017

Kick off – 19:45

 

Introduction

 

 

Boro visit the most mediocre villains since the Star Wars prequels (Darth Maul excepted obvs). After winning only one of their opening 6 Championship games, some Villa fans are already calling for Steve Bruce’s bulbous head, with ‘Captain fantastic’ waiting in the wings to replace him and chest thump them all the way to promotion...

 

When asked about the speculation and who is in control of the dressing room, Steve Bruce said: “It’s not Terry’s, it’s mine!”

 

 

The Last Games

 

Boro:

 

Bolton 0 – 3 Boro

 

Smashed it!

 

 

Aston Villa:

 

Aston Villa 0 – 0 Brentford

 

The bees stung a limp Villa team in a game which ended a stalemate. Villa only had 1 shot on target in the 90 minutes compared to Brentford’s 5 and Bruce admitted it was the worst that Villa had played since he arrived at the club 9 months ago.

 

 

Availability News

 

Boro:

 

:( - Rudy Gestede is sidelined with a dead leg.

 

Aston Villa:

 

:( - Jack Grealish is out with Kidney problems

:( - Jonathan Kodjia is out with a Malleolar injury, whatever that is...

 

 

Form (League only - most recent last)

 

Boro: LWWLDW

 

Aston Villa: DLLWDD

 

 

The View From The Other Side

 

Taken from: http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/forum/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=64924&posts=14

 

- “we have some more points to surrender on Tuesday night against Middlesbrough.”

 

- “Another dreadful, clueless performance and a defeat. What else is there to expect?”

 

- “A few more injuries and Steve might actually stumble into a decent formation.”

 

- “3-1 to Boro......Traore will have a field day against our pensioners. No fight, no pressing,no method, no bloody hope at the moment.”

 

 

The Un(ger)-Official Match Preview

 

Aston Villa meet Boro as one of the few teams this season who won’t be able to use the excuse: “But they spent loads more money than us, it’s not fair, wah wah wah...” when we beat them.

 

The Villains are there for the taking at the minute, so Middlesbrough should be looking to frustrate their fans and make it two away wins in a row on Tuesday night.

 

The Un(ger)-official score prediction: 2-1 to Boro, Assombalonga and Bamford to score.

 

My preferred line up:

 

------------Randolph--------------

-Christie--Fry--Gibson--Fabio--

-----Leadbitter---Clayton--------

---Traore--Baker--Bamford-----

----------Assombalonga----------

 

 

Talking Points:

 

- What’s your favourite Aston? Villa, Martin, Marrigold or University?

 

- Who is your favourite Bruce? Steve, Forsyth, Willis or Almighty?

 

- Who do you think will get relegated along with Aston Villa and Sunderland?

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- What’s your favourite Aston?

Definitely not g'aston that's for sure. Probably Francis Aston, for inventing the mass spectrograph

 

- Who is your favourite Bruce?

Bogtrotter

 

Who will get relegated along with Aston Villa and Sunderland?

Leeds, always Leeds.

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I read in the Birmingham mail that Onomah, Green and Davis are also injured for AV.

 

Adama has to be right up for this game vs Villa, their fans are always slating him on social media.

 

Happy for us to go for the same line-up, but Baker must improve, I thought he was very wasteful with the ball.

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Another corker, BU.

 

Bring Bamford in for Baker. As much as I think Baker will force his way into the team eventually, for this one I'd like to see Paddy get another go.

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Another great piece. Well done BU. Agree with Tom re Bamford. I think his movement along with Traore's pace would really bother Villa's back line

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Don't think Clayton and Leadbitter would be over ran in midfield but it's a game of opinions

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Team picks itself near enough....

 

Randy

Christie fry Gibson Fabio

Leadbitter Clayton

Adama baker downing

Britt

 

Only real questions would be bamford coming in for baker or downing.

 

Having been at Bolton I'm optimistic about this.

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Great thread as always.

 

Agree with others comments about Bramford starting (I'm a fan of his).

 

Let's man mark Terry with Traore and watch him cry.

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Adama vs Terry is going to be hilarious.

 

Really want us to stuff Villa, 4-0, Britt hattrick and Adama getting his first goal for us, why not.

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Well done BU and I can't see why Boro can not be the villains of the day come full time

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Adama vs Terry is going to be hilarious.

 

Really want us to stuff Villa, 4-0, Britt hattrick and Adama getting his first goal for us, why not.

 

I'll be surprised if Villa leave Terry exposed like Bolton did with their defence on Saturday. Traore was class on Saturday but the defending was absolutely shocking.

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I'd stick with the same team. Consistency breads confidence. Dropping a player after that performance would send out the wrong messages.

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