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Title: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 10, 2018, 08:56:35 PM
I wish it was Saturday already. We're an absolute joy to watch.

El Ghazi and McGinn bang in form.

I expect Stoke to set up like Derby did towards the end of the last season and look for McLean and Ince on the break.

I'm hopefully they'll be more auxiliary full backs.

Nyland

Taylor
Chester
Tuanzebe
Hutton

Hourihane

El Ghazi
McGinn
Grealish
Bolasie

Tammy

I don't think we'll be so profligate in front of goal and that we'll dominate possession and hopefully territory too.

3-1 Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 10, 2018, 09:01:03 PM
There’s no way caveman football wins on Saturday. 3-0 to us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 10, 2018, 09:38:54 PM
Can't see Taylor playing and think grealish is a doubt

Have a feeling this might be a draw. But I've been consistently proven pessimistic of late so here's hoping we put them to the sword
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 10, 2018, 10:25:00 PM
Got the same feeling Matt and I too have been mostly wrong in recent weeks (although did predict draws for Forest and WBA).

Stoke have underachieved so far considering their squad (feels a bit like us in 16/17 as they still haven't got over hangover of relegation).

Be interesting how the midfields shape up with them having Joe Allen and of course Ryan Woods who usually dictates against us. You'd think that would now be a thing of the past.

If we can dominate midfield we can win 2-1 but wouldn't shock me if this was a draw.

All fine as I'm pretty confident we'll beat Leeds. They'll come out and attack us and we'll pick off their inexperience back 4.

Stoke will sit back and put 8 behind the ball so different challenge.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 10, 2018, 10:26:28 PM
Can't see Taylor playing and think grealish is a doubt

Have a feeling this might be a draw. But I've been consistently proven pessimistic of late so here's hoping we put them to the sword

AEM is fine in this attacking style so don't think Taylor out weakens us at all for this sort of game. Anyone know if Albert is back soon as if Grealish is out I'd like to see how El Ghazi does in the number 10 role given he's in great from.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Des Little on December 10, 2018, 10:27:00 PM
Proper Villa man 3 Spineless Weasel 0
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: andyh on December 10, 2018, 10:27:40 PM
I feel sorry for Stoke.
Having to face us after that daylight robbery on Friday will be a nightmare for them.

This group of fuckers is going to get well and truly fucked.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 10, 2018, 10:38:23 PM
I don't think sitting in a low block works. Surrendering territory when we have the quality of final delivery we do is foolish.

You fight fire with fire with us. They'll have to score 3 to get  a point I feel.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Newby on December 10, 2018, 10:48:29 PM
I have a bad feeling about this one.  I truly hope that I am wrong. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 10, 2018, 10:51:09 PM
You read Oatcake and they are  carrying on like they lost on Saturday.

Ipswich had as much of the ball, more shots, corners and apparently carried more threat. We lose to this shite and we're not making the automatics.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: AVH87 on December 10, 2018, 11:26:11 PM
Do people generally think we've got a decent chance of automatics?

I think it will take around 90 points, which means we need around 58 points from 25 games, 2.32 points per game. And as good as we've been under Smith, we are going at 1.88 PPG so would take a phenomenal run, we concede too many goals to do it for me.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: eamonn on December 10, 2018, 11:58:13 PM
It won't take 90.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 11, 2018, 05:43:50 AM
Can't see Taylor playing and think grealish is a doubt

Have a feeling this might be a draw. But I've been consistently proven pessimistic of late so here's hoping we put them to the sword

AEM is fine in this attacking style so don't think Taylor out weakens us at all for this sort of game. Anyone know if Albert is back soon as if Grealish is out I'd like to see how El Ghazi does in the number 10 role given he's in great from.

Grealish isn't playing as a ten really though. More of an 8 alongside McGinn. I agree that moving to more of a 4231 with either el ghazi or O'Hare as a 10 does have its attractions. El Ghazi does look like he could be a real threat there and it allows Albert to  come back in.

But expect hourihane would play as the other 8 and Whelan holding. Just think that means a much stodgier midfield. Slower passing from deep and much less creativity and fluidity. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: TheMalandro on December 11, 2018, 06:03:52 AM
Do people generally think we've got a decent chance of automatics?

I think it will take around 90 points, which means we need around 58 points from 25 games, 2.32 points per game. And as good as we've been under Smith, we are going at 1.88 PPG so would take a phenomenal run, we concede too many goals to do it for me.

We’ll knock the draws and losses on the head, don’t worry.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 11, 2018, 07:08:05 AM
Do people generally think we've got a decent chance of automatics?

I think it will take around 90 points, which means we need around 58 points from 25 games, 2.32 points per game. And as good as we've been under Smith, we are going at 1.88 PPG so would take a phenomenal run, we concede too many goals to do it for me.

And win on Saturday and we're going at more than 2 points per game.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Legion on December 11, 2018, 09:09:31 AM
2-0 to us, plus bring along an extra £2 as the Christmas Compendium edition of H&V is on sale from around 1-3 and 4.45 onwards outside the ground.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: darren woolley on December 11, 2018, 09:15:12 AM
I'm going for a 2-1 win and back to winning ways for us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: dicedlam on December 11, 2018, 10:46:48 AM
I would prefer to see Elmohamady at right back. There seems to be more chemistry between him and El Ghazi on the right-hand side than with Hutton. McCafu on the left if Taylor is out.

With Jack being doubtful, I think Lansbury alongside McGinn would work with Hourihane behind them playing his normal role.

Nyland (unfortunately)

Elmo
Axel
Chester
Taylor/Hutton

Hourihane
McGinn
Lansbury

El Ghazi
Bolaise

Abraham

2 - 1 the Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 11, 2018, 11:06:34 AM
Stoke players went to Dublin for 2 days for their Christmas do.

Good preparation that.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on December 11, 2018, 11:12:38 AM
Stoke players went to Dublin for 2 days for their Christmas do.

Good preparation that.

For us!  :D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 11, 2018, 12:11:57 PM
I would prefer to see Elmohamady at right back. There seems to be more chemistry between him and El Ghazi on the right-hand side than with Hutton. McCafu on the left if Taylor is out.

With Jack being doubtful, I think Lansbury alongside McGinn would work with Hourihane behind them playing his normal role.

Nyland (unfortunately)

Elmo
Axel
Chester
Taylor/Hutton

Hourihane
McGinn
Lansbury

El Ghazi
Bolaise

Abraham

2 - 1 the Villa.

Lansbury less likely to be fit than Jack
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: eamonn on December 11, 2018, 01:52:30 PM
Stoke players went to Dublin for 2 days for their Christmas do.

Good preparation that.

What did we do, a walk around Dudley castle? 1-0 to Stoke
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on December 11, 2018, 02:50:45 PM
If Jack isn't fit, rather than move players around, there's the option of starting Airport Boy
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on December 11, 2018, 04:41:41 PM
I'm going 3-2 on this but not sure if will be us taking all 3 points or the lot from North Staffs - until that defence is fixed I fear we will be facing a roller coaster ride each and every game UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: VinnieChase84 on December 11, 2018, 05:02:52 PM
This won’t be as straight forward as most are making out. Stoke unbeaten in 8 so we will need to be on our full game to take maximum
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 11, 2018, 06:19:41 PM
If Jack isn't fit, rather than move players around, there's the option of starting Airport Boy

Who?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 11, 2018, 06:32:08 PM
O'Hare.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on December 11, 2018, 07:07:34 PM
Foook the fookers.
Loooking for 3 points off these funny sounding people.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on December 11, 2018, 07:13:14 PM
I'd love to see O'Hare start as he seems to be similar in style to Jack, but as he hasn't played yet I'd imagine Whelan will come in and Hourihane will play further forward. Whatever happens, we'll win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 11, 2018, 09:50:37 PM
They draw a lot don't they, Stoke?

I keep thinking this will be tight. And then remember that's what I thought against forest and boro
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on December 12, 2018, 03:07:27 AM
We have done our quota of draws. I am going for a hard fought 2-0 Bolasie-El Ghazi ……….
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on December 12, 2018, 11:31:10 AM
Against the teams who keep it tight like Stoke, its so important to score early, which we do now, so this opens the game up and makes things easier for us to create more. Under the last regime this game wouldn't be one for the purists.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 12, 2018, 11:44:46 AM
Stoke will be like Boro or like us pre-Smith. Once we carve them open for the first their long ball attempts to get back into things will just keep presenting the ball back to us and we will bag one or two more.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Pat Mustard on December 12, 2018, 12:09:55 PM
If Jack isn't fit, rather than move players around, there's the option of starting Airport Boy

Ahmed Elmdonhamady?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: LeeB on December 12, 2018, 01:40:04 PM
If Jack isn't fit, rather than move players around, there's the option of starting Airport Boy

Ahmed Elmdonhamady?

No, Adrian Heathrow.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 12, 2018, 02:06:10 PM
O'Hare.

Weak at best
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 12, 2018, 02:15:50 PM
O'Hare.

Weak at best

I couldn’t find Weak at best in any airport listing
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 12, 2018, 02:43:03 PM
O'Hare.

Weak at best

I couldn’t find Weak at best in any airport listing

Did you actually look?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: The Moose on December 12, 2018, 02:58:08 PM
O'Hare International
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 12, 2018, 03:04:07 PM
O'Hare International
Yes I got it eventually. As a nickname it’s just not very good.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: not3bad on December 12, 2018, 03:30:35 PM
Oh for the days of Stansted Petrov.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: JJ-AV on December 12, 2018, 05:51:40 PM
Any win will do.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 12, 2018, 05:59:02 PM
Oh for the days of Stansted Petrov.

Now that’s better
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on December 12, 2018, 06:10:21 PM
Oh for the days of Stansted Petrov.

Stansted Jetrov.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 12, 2018, 06:40:06 PM
Oh for the days of Stansted Petrov.

Stansted Jetrov.

Now now
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Tony Erdington on December 12, 2018, 07:13:23 PM
Hulk Hogan. I should know and we will win and keep Jeremy out of number ten!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Pete3206 on December 12, 2018, 07:48:15 PM
2-0
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on December 13, 2018, 07:40:56 AM
I'll echo everything Ads has said on here so far. We're better. If we show up, we win. We've got too many threats.

4-1. McGinn, El Ghazi, Elmo, Abraham. Someone inconsequential for them.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on December 13, 2018, 08:21:20 AM
2-2
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on December 13, 2018, 08:24:55 AM
2-2

No fuck it. We'll have win 3-2. Kodjia with the winner leaving Rowett with a face like a smacked arse.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: robbo1874 on December 13, 2018, 11:33:44 AM
The standard of puns on here are getting a bit LAX
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: LeeB on December 13, 2018, 12:32:30 PM
The standard of puns on here are getting a bit LAX

They GAT on my WICK.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on December 13, 2018, 01:30:35 PM
After their summer transfer business Stoke were my pre season title favourites. They have had a very similar season to us so far. A sluggish start with not many defeats but too many draws and now starting to pick up a bit.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 13, 2018, 02:06:46 PM
No Jack but still expect us to have too much for Stoke
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: wittonwarrior on December 13, 2018, 03:57:54 PM
4-1 will do I think we will the momentum of the past month into this game
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on December 13, 2018, 04:00:05 PM
keep a clean sheet and we have nothing to worry about...2-0 to the Villa.


UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on December 13, 2018, 04:12:50 PM
From the official Villa twitter site

From Dean's press conference

Jack, doubtful
Albert, highly unlikely
Taylor, Henri, Mile and Bree all definitely out
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on December 13, 2018, 04:26:00 PM
Us 3: Abraham (2), Bolasie

Them 1: dunno

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 13, 2018, 04:35:32 PM
In light of the injuries, my team would be;

Nyland

Hutton
Chester
Tuanzebe
Elmo

Whelan

McGinn
Hourihane

Bolasie
El Gahzi

Abraham

I'd give O'Hare 20 minutes too.

We'll have to adapt without Jack making runs and the onus will be on McGinn to hit the box and Hourihane to move the game in quickly.

Feel we have far too much fire power for them and expect they'll come and sit in, With Afobi up top on his own and his midfield 30 yards behind him.

Scoring first and second will be key. Fast start and get that two goal cushion, they're not coming back.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: berneboy on December 13, 2018, 05:20:17 PM
The weather forecast is very poor for match time. Very cold, wet and windy. Snow possible.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Villafirst on December 13, 2018, 06:19:07 PM
From the official Villa twitter site

From Dean's press conference

Jack, doubtful
Albert, highly unlikely
Taylor, Henri, Mile and Bree all definitely out

So the Scumbag Blose did for Albert and the Shitty Baggies crocked Jack!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Richard on December 13, 2018, 06:25:54 PM
Is BB available I'd play him behind Conor and SJM ?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 13, 2018, 07:54:27 PM
No
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 13, 2018, 08:32:07 PM
Frustrating that Albert isn't quite ready as I'd like to see how El Ghazi would do playing just off Abraham. With his technical ability think he'd do well in that position and could be a decent plan B for the season.

Maybe a game for two strikers perhaps? Stoke concede loads of goals away from home. 2 at Reading and 2 at Rotherham lately so could be a game to bring Hogan in.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 14, 2018, 06:47:34 AM
Can't see it. Why change a system that is working so well
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: rob_bridge on December 14, 2018, 07:35:19 AM
Another test - another non loss. Probable win
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Matt Collins on December 14, 2018, 10:32:55 AM
They basically never score more than 2 and often 0 or 1

They've got a good defence but then so did Boro and forest

Fancy Abraham to bags a couple
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Oscar Arce on December 14, 2018, 10:44:13 AM
Looks like it'll be this team:
Nyland
Elmo Chester Tuanzebe Cafu
Whelan
Hourihane McGinn
El Ghazi Abraham Bolasie
Subs: Bunn Jedinak Hogan and god knows who else
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Clampy on December 14, 2018, 11:14:08 AM
I think Oscar's team is most likely with possibly O'Hare on the bench. It'll be another tough game as they have picked up in recent weeks so I'll go for a 2-2 draw.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on December 14, 2018, 12:28:31 PM
The weather forecast is very poor for match time. Very cold, wet and windy. Snow possible.

Of course the weather's going to be bad. Leeg will be stood outside selling H&V :)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Three Spires Villa on December 14, 2018, 12:36:42 PM
Villa Win. Could El Ghazi play in Jacks position?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on December 14, 2018, 01:07:14 PM
Villa Win. Could El Ghazi play in Jacks position?

Yes, but there's no one else left to play wide because Albert's out and Elmo has to play right back
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Ads on December 14, 2018, 01:40:50 PM
Fuck it, get young O'Hare in there.

Keep the two 8s, keep the width and give these Clayheads a solid hammering.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on December 14, 2018, 04:14:39 PM
Villa Win. Could El Ghazi play in Jacks position?

Yes, but there's no one else left to play wide because Albert's out and Elmo has to play right back

Kodjia?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on December 14, 2018, 04:20:27 PM
I'd clean forgot about Kod
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 14, 2018, 07:00:55 PM
I think Oscar's team is most likely with possibly O'Hare on the bench. It'll be another tough game as they have picked up in recent weeks so I'll go for a 2-2 draw.

We need a win. 1-0 2-0 2-1 3-1 3-2 or whatever.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 14, 2018, 07:52:25 PM
Dunno why but a couple of games on the bench and completely forgot about Kodj!

I think it will be him coming back in for Jack and we'll see El Ghazi in number 10 role and I reckon he'll do well in that position with his confidence up now.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on December 14, 2018, 07:53:17 PM
I'd clean forgot about Kod

Haha the Kodjia amnesia has spread!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: XXVilla on December 14, 2018, 09:27:17 PM
A win tomorrow. Nothing else will do
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Legion on December 14, 2018, 09:33:36 PM
Bring an extra £2. H&V on sale. A PAPER copy! Bus stop outside the church is the place to be. From 12.30.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 14, 2018, 09:42:41 PM
I don’t think I have seen us beat Stoke which is a worry.
Expecting a tough game and terrible weather.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Deano's Mullet on December 14, 2018, 10:24:48 PM
Only my second game up to Villa Park this season  due to time and finances so looking forward to this. I worked it out, I've been quite lucky, in last thirteen visits to Villa Park ive  only seen one defeat and that was vs Ipswich in Bruce's first season - although I did see us lose at Wembley in May - so hopefully the omens will be good tomorrow too. Think we will  by the odd goal, we'll be good going forward and dodgy at the back. 3-2 Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: CT on December 15, 2018, 07:30:26 AM
I'm going for a 2-1 win for us, and it being bloody freezing.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: clash city rocker on December 15, 2018, 07:50:34 AM
5/4 for us to win today...worth an investment I reckon.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: andyh on December 15, 2018, 09:12:09 AM
Dunno why but a couple of games on the bench and completely forgot about Kodj!

I think it will be him coming back in for Jack and we'll see El Ghazi in number 10 role and I reckon he'll do well in that position with his confidence up now.
Good call....I could see that working.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: auntiesledd on December 15, 2018, 09:50:52 AM
We really need to dispatch these - and I reckon we will.

2-0 Villa.

Avit
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on December 15, 2018, 10:53:52 AM
It won't be easy today, Stoke unbeaten in last 8, going 2-1 Villa with the winner coming from another Anwar cracker. That almost rhymes!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on December 15, 2018, 11:29:17 AM
Just read they're unbeaten in 8 and haven't lost away since September, still think we will do them though.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Pete3206 on December 15, 2018, 11:31:04 AM
I'd be really tempted to go:

                Nyland
Elmo Chester  Axel  McCafu 
             Hourihane
          El Ghazi   SJM
Jimmy    Abraham   Bolasie

Bit I think Whelan will will play
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Gregorys Boy on December 15, 2018, 11:37:51 AM
Big game for both. Stoke are hard to predict feels like they are starting to get into their groove.  But our form is good and I think playing at home could be the key.  2-1 Villa.  Kodja and Connor. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Stoke City: Pre-match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 15, 2018, 01:18:47 PM
Photo of Revan, JDH and Callum all walking up to VP. Would be nice to see O’Hare get a start.