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Title: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 14, 2019, 08:05:46 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/FnMS83x/jimmy.jpg) (https://ibb.co/FnMS83x)


And here we have yet another club who’ve spent most of their history in the lower divisions, then give them a few years in the Premier League and they start getting ideas above their station. Talking of which, if we treated away supporters the same way we get treated here, Brighton’s pitiful away following would be stuck on Witton station for two hours then crammed into one carriage of a train that went back to New Street via Wolverhampton. They’ve got a manager who did well in Sweden and looks like he should have been in The Office after first making his name in Grange Hill. They also have a collection of extremely obscure players.

What comes up must come down and Brighton have been up for far too long so it’s about time they remembered where they should be and accept defeat gracefully. Winning this one will help them get used to it.

Things newfooty fans don’t know – Jimmy Melia’s white shoes. And don’t pretend you don’t know about them either.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Bad English on October 14, 2019, 09:10:34 PM
Aston Villa vs Brighton and Hove Albion.
3-1. Off you trot FTF!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 14, 2019, 11:19:35 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Legion on October 14, 2019, 11:20:48 PM
D 1-1.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Louzie0 on October 14, 2019, 11:22:35 PM
Aston Villa vs Brighton and Hove Albion.
3-1. Off you trot FTF!
We’ll definitely beat them.  No idea. Really.

Nurses
No probs, BE.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Legion on October 14, 2019, 11:24:29 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Manchester F*ck*ng United B*st*rds.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 14, 2019, 11:56:18 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Diablo on October 14, 2019, 11:56:58 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Manchester F*ck*ng United B*st*rds.
Is that an East is East reference? Either way I like it.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: darren woolley on October 15, 2019, 10:32:17 AM
I can see winning this we need to carry on from Norwich I reckon a 2-1 Villa win.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: john e on October 15, 2019, 10:46:06 AM
Win this and it gives us a bit of grace against M city and Plop

we've come unstuck this season already against Bournmouth at home and there's no easy games in this league but we really do need to win these home games against prospective bottom half of the league teams to stay up

Villa 3-0
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Villa in Denmark on October 15, 2019, 10:56:41 AM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Manchester F*ck*ng United B*st*rds.
That's the abridged version.

Their full name is Manchester F*ck*ing United  B*st*rd F*ck*ing c***s.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: ktvillan on October 15, 2019, 10:56:49 AM
Dave does your apparent disdain for Brighton have anything to do with blue and white stripes and the word Albion in their name?

Agree this is the kind of game we need to win and I think we will, 2-0.  Wesley and Grealish.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Dogtanian on October 15, 2019, 11:21:50 AM
On paper, you have to say that this should be Villa’s game all day long.

Aside from at Newcastle where Bruce gave them 71% possession, they’ve averaged only 6.3 shots at goal per away game this season.  They’ve only scored 3 goals away, all against Watford, and even with the 71% possession at Newcastle they couldn’t score in 16 attempts on goal.  Overall, including home games, they’re averaging 0.75 goals per game this season in the league.

We’ve so far averaged 1.25 goals per home game, have a goals versus expected goals rate of 103.5% at home, and have averaged 13.5 attempted per home game.

I can’t see Brighton scoring more than one goal, but they do defend well away from home.   We have to take our chances and get a couple of goals.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 15, 2019, 11:23:06 AM
Dave does your apparent disdain for Brighton have anything to do with blue and white stripes and the word Albion in their name?

Agree this is the kind of game we need to win and I think we will, 2-0.  Wesley and Grealish.

I have disdain for every other club.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 15, 2019, 12:08:36 PM
I have a soft spot for Brighton because of this wonderful man.

(https://i.ibb.co/7zNtv8B/819-A6-EF5-76-AE-4-C73-B49-D-175-F46-E8-E9-D2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zNtv8B)
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: in exile on October 15, 2019, 02:29:43 PM
Sorry to have to ask, but who is it?

I can't go to this game due to having my foot injected making me unable to push Mrs Exile's wheelchair.
2-0 Villa win
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: eamonn on October 15, 2019, 02:42:28 PM
Isn't this only Brighton's second season in the PL? Desire for their demise seems unduly harsh.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Three Spires Villa on October 15, 2019, 02:43:58 PM
2-0 Villa, please
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: WarszaVillan82 on October 15, 2019, 02:49:52 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.

Commemorating an event that helped the Villa
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: manic-road on October 15, 2019, 03:30:03 PM
3-0 win
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: purpletrousers on October 15, 2019, 04:35:04 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.

Commemorating an event that helped the Villa

??

Quote
Gulls Eye
And Smith Must Score
On the Up
Seaside Saga
The Tommy Cook Report
Scars & Stripes
Build a Bonfire
Gulls Eye 2000
Gulls Eye 2
Keep the Faith
Brighton Rockz
Come over the Dyke
The Seagull Love Review - Scans Coming Soon
 
Short-lived fanzines:
There is a Rat in the Camp
Seasons of Missed Opportunities
Pretty in Pink
One F in Falmer
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Exeter 77 on October 15, 2019, 04:58:17 PM
I think the fanzine is 'And Smith Must Score' which was a line of Peter Jones' radio commentary from the first game of the 1983 FA Cup Final when Brighton at striker Gordon Smith was one on one with ManUre keeper Gary Bailey in stoppage time. Bailey basically sat on Smith's shot to keep it out and that was more-or-less the last action of the game. Brighton lost the replay 4-0 which meant ManUre qualified for the Cup Winners Cup and allowed Villa a place in the UEFA Cup.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 15, 2019, 05:17:55 PM
One way event like Norwich- yes I am that confident
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: purpletrousers on October 15, 2019, 05:19:14 PM
Thanks!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Dogtanian on October 15, 2019, 06:02:28 PM
One way event like Norwich- yes I am that confident

On the Brighton forum they’re hoping we will be over-confident after the league cup tie!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 15, 2019, 06:17:02 PM
Surrounded by the buggers down here, you see so many Brighton shirts now compared to 2-3 years ago. You even see coaches and mini buses picking up fans from particular stops in the town I live in. Never saw that happening 2-3 years ago.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: eamonn on October 15, 2019, 06:48:29 PM
One way event like Norwich- yes I am that confident

On the Brighton forum they’re hoping we will be over-confident after the league cup tie!

It was our second string against theirs (with some of their thirds thrown in), our seniors will still pwn their first choices. Maupay to be sent off for grappling Mings.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: brentastonb6 on October 15, 2019, 10:11:30 PM
Dave does your apparent disdain for Brighton have anything to do with blue and white stripes and the word Albion in their name?

Agree this is the kind of game we need to win and I think we will, 2-0.  Wesley and Grealish.

I have disdain for every other club.
It’s quite funny them being in stripes and being called Albion, makes our near neighbours not even unique in name . A bit like when you see BCFC I always assume Bristol City Football Club.
We know they’re irrelevant for most other football related things.
3-0 Villa. Another attack minded display with a solid defence.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 15, 2019, 10:45:08 PM
Surrounded by the buggers down here, you see so many Brighton shirts now compared to 2-3 years ago. You even see coaches and mini buses picking up fans from particular stops in the town I live in. Never saw that happening 2-3 years ago.

It's hardly a shock that a club gets bigger crowds in the top flight, ours are up 9k compared to 3 years ago.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: WarszaVillan82 on October 15, 2019, 10:48:22 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.

Commemorating an event that helped the Villa

??

Quote
Gulls Eye
And Smith Must Score
On the Up
Seaside Saga
The Tommy Cook Report
Scars & Stripes
Build a Bonfire
Gulls Eye 2000
Gulls Eye 2
Keep the Faith
Brighton Rockz
Come over the Dyke
The Seagull Love Review - Scans Coming Soon
 
Short-lived fanzines:
There is a Rat in the Camp
Seasons of Missed Opportunities
Pretty in Pink
One F in Falmer

I was talking about 'Smith must Score'. If he had, and Man Utd had lost that final, we wouldn't have qualified for the UEFA Cup.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 15, 2019, 11:51:18 PM
Another great Fanzine name is Worse than East Fife.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 15, 2019, 11:57:43 PM
Always enjoyed those little match previews from DW in the fanzine.

Nothing against Brighton personally, always like to see clubs rise through the leagues to give others hope. Dick Knight played a huge part in their recent history, wonder if he's forgiven us yet for signing Gareth Barry?

Anyway will go for a 2-1 win. Similar to Burnley game but we'll hang onto the lead this time.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 16, 2019, 10:38:14 AM
Yeah, life's too short to be hating Brighton.

It's already pretty much a full-time job finding the time to hate Blose, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Millwall, Luton, Leeds, Liverpool, Man United, "Rangers", Queen's Park, Real Madrid, Lazio, Zenit St Petersburg and Beitar Jerusalem.

And that's only the teams I really hate, not the ones I dislike quite a lot.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on October 16, 2019, 01:13:38 PM
I am always worried after a great win and an extended break the optimism increases so much that an impending loss is all I think about

This time I think the Villa will use Norwich as a spring board and play with a confidence we always knew this team had

2-0

Grealish
Wesley
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Pete3206 on October 16, 2019, 02:56:50 PM
1-1
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: in exile on October 16, 2019, 03:11:46 PM
I have a soft spot for Brighton because of this wonderful man.

(https://i.ibb.co/7zNtv8B/819-A6-EF5-76-AE-4-C73-B49-D-175-F46-E8-E9-D2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zNtv8B)

Sorry to have to ask, but who is it please?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 16, 2019, 03:12:59 PM
3-1 Villa

Big Wes, Conor, Jack

Connolly for them who looks really good and will be a constant threat.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on October 16, 2019, 03:17:02 PM
Don't forget, you're starting the Match thread, TV.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on October 16, 2019, 03:24:45 PM
Looking forward to this one, first game at VP for me this season, just a shame I have to sit next to that mardy arse DB of this parish.

A proper thumping would do wonders, I'm going 4-1 Villa obviously.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 16, 2019, 03:43:39 PM
I have a soft spot for Brighton because of this wonderful man.

(https://i.ibb.co/7zNtv8B/819-A6-EF5-76-AE-4-C73-B49-D-175-F46-E8-E9-D2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zNtv8B)

Sorry to have to ask, but who is it please?

Atilla the Stockbroker, punk poet.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on October 16, 2019, 03:49:12 PM
My father in law hates them with a passion . Palace supporter so not sure of the history.

Villa 2 Brighton 0

Mings
SJM
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Drummond on October 16, 2019, 04:13:30 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Aston Villa Football Club
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Ads on October 16, 2019, 09:27:44 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on October 16, 2019, 10:04:23 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Queen of the South?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Newby on October 16, 2019, 10:17:04 PM
If we want to get anywhere in this division, this is the sort of game..................
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 16, 2019, 11:22:48 PM
I don't know about Jimmy Melia's white shoes. I know that they're the only league team with four words in their name. Possibly. I haven't bothered to check this fact.

Queen of the South?

Bugger. I'm revising my criteria to English League!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 16, 2019, 11:23:43 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.

Any indication how long he's out for?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 16, 2019, 11:46:55 PM
Yeah, life's too short to be hating Brighton.

It's already pretty much a full-time job finding the time to hate Blose, Chelsea, Tottenham, Arsenal, Millwall, Luton, Leeds, Liverpool, Man United, "Rangers", Queen's Park, Real Madrid, Lazio, Zenit St Petersburg and Beitar Jerusalem.

And that's only the teams I really hate, not the ones I dislike quite a lot.

I did chuckle knowing your posts on here when I was reading a season preview for Scotland and one of the league one clubs fans put Clyde as their most disliked club due to signing David Goodwillie and also having some other player in their squad who had a brush with the law....
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 17, 2019, 10:18:50 AM
Everybody hates Clyde! To be honest I wasn't keen on us signing Goodwillie. I suppose everybody deserves a second chance but it still doesn't sit right. On the other hand we could be in the Lowland League rather than League One if not for his goals. I didn't want Villa to sign Terry either, nobody every listens to my views, it's like Brexit all over again!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: manic-road on October 17, 2019, 12:17:01 PM
Looking forward to this game, we are a team that should be full of confidence at the moment following the stuffing of the canaries and the likes of wee John and Tyrone having exceptional international performances.

After beating Spurs 3-0, they will be full of confidence too so I hope we get on the front foot from the off and dominate them.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: usav on October 17, 2019, 02:27:05 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.

The rags health insurance policy wouldn't cover it.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Luke8 on October 17, 2019, 05:51:48 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.

Any indication how long he's out for?

Smith said he would be out for a couple of weeks in his pre match press conference.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 17, 2019, 06:05:36 PM
Ta.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: john e on October 17, 2019, 06:08:59 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.

Any indication how long he's out for?

Smith said he would be out for a couple of weeks in his pre match press conference.


I had a hernia op a few years ago bloody painful

when convalescing i got cream cakes in bed but no sex

Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on October 17, 2019, 06:11:34 PM
Everybody hates Clyde! To be honest I wasn't keen on us signing Goodwillie. I suppose everybody deserves a second chance but it still doesn't sit right. On the other hand we could be in the Lowland League rather than League One if not for his goals. I didn't want Villa to sign Terry either, nobody every listens to my views, it's like Brexit all over again!

Despite the Goodwille factor, your maniacal support of Clyde is swaying me from Cowdenbeath. On the other hand I may be just a glory hunter.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: walsall villain on October 17, 2019, 06:30:48 PM
Jota definitely out. He's had surgery on a hernia he's had for a year.

Any indication how long he's out for?

Smith said he would be out for a couple of weeks in his pre match press conference.


I had a hernia op a few years ago bloody painful

when convalescing i got cream cakes in bed but no sex


No sex? NHS definately going down hill mate.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 17, 2019, 11:36:40 PM
Referee: David Coote
VAR: Martin Atkinson.

Heaton
Guilbert, Engels, Mings, Targett;
McGinn, Nakamba, Hourihane;
El Ghazi, Wesley, Grealish

Generally Brighton are considered better at home and i don't rate them generally.
I wouldn't be surprised if one of their players like Stephens or Montoya gets sent off!!!

With player injuries and their poor away record
(Brighton haven't won away since August on opening day away Watford . WLDL)

I envisage a comfortable win by 2+ goal margin. Say a 3 maybe 4 -1 victory.


From 4 away matches
Brighton have the lowest amount of accurate shots in the league . With only  7 shots on target.
They have conceded the joint second most shots on target 22.

And 8 corners is the lowest in the league
These stats back up how really poor they are and how it's a great chance to win and win well.

Overall Brighton last 6 form table are 17th
won 1 drawn 2 lost 3   
Scored 4 conceded 9
Overall this season they have averaged 1 goal every game.

The goals Brighton concede tend to be mainly second half .
They do concede in first 10 minutes and generally have a lot  of goals against them in last 20 mins of matches .
They also have had conceded frequently leading up to half time 40+min Or period after .

This all points to a Villa win.



Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Allan C on October 18, 2019, 07:44:31 AM
I see a 3-0 Villa win here
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: alanclare on October 18, 2019, 07:50:24 AM
I see a 3-0 Villa win here
Against a team that has just beaten Spurs 3-0?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 18, 2019, 07:56:04 AM
I see a 3-0 Villa win here
Against a team that has just beaten Spurs 3-0?


You do have to take that into consideration. 6-0 Villa.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Dr Butler on October 18, 2019, 08:16:20 AM
I see a 3-0 Villa win here
Against a team that has just beaten Spurs 3-0?


Alan, Norwich beat Man City 3-2...

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Clark W Griswold on October 18, 2019, 09:59:09 AM
We need to follow up the Norwich result with a win though, badly. We dropped points in my mind against Bournemouth and Burnley so can't afford to do it again.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: mallo on October 18, 2019, 10:08:31 AM
I'm going for 2-1 us. If we press them high I think we'll win. The North East Villa contingent (2 of us) are coming to this one.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 18, 2019, 10:21:31 AM
I see a 3-0 Villa win here
Against a team that has just beaten Spurs 3-0?

To respond to your disbelief .
The 3-0 was at home  v Spurs was against a disjointed and out of form outfit. That's a completely different context!

It's very  possible to win 3-0 , 3-1 , 4-1 and such predictions makes sense because as I pointed out and made those who weren't  aware, with stats and facts, that Brighton  are very poor away from home and haven't won since first day of season
They have registered the least amount of shots on target and least amount of corners.

However if you don't see Villa winning 3-0 that's fair enough. Maybe you see a closer scoreline in the match. Or a draw. Reasonable too.
But do remember Brighton have only beaten Watford away first match of season.

Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 18, 2019, 12:07:51 PM
From some Brighton forum.

Quote
Just seen the interview with Dean Smith on their website. Astonishingly (but not surprisingly given what a bunch of arrogant ***** they are) there's barely a mention of us and they focus almost entirely on themselves and the wonderful Mings.

Astonishingly, arrogantly, our manager talks about us.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on October 18, 2019, 12:27:45 PM
From some Brighton forum.

Quote
Just seen the interview with Dean Smith on their website. Astonishingly (but not surprisingly given what a bunch of arrogant ***** they are) there's barely a mention of us and they focus almost entirely on themselves and the wonderful Mings.

Astonishingly, arrogantly, our manager talks about us.

What a radish.

Such a bunch of *****s we are, always focusing on our own club. Imagine.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Comrade Blitz on October 18, 2019, 12:34:47 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.


I miss proper paper fanzines and the pages in the back of When Saturday Comes that listed them. And the annual box of fanzines that Dave Wangerin would send to me which he received in exchange for the free copies he sent to other fanzine writers.

Ahhh memories.....

Come on you Villa boys! FTF!

3-1
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on October 18, 2019, 12:39:23 PM
Brighton created one of the best names for a fanzine ever.


I miss proper paper fanzines and the pages in the back of When Saturday Comes that listed them. And the annual box of fanzines that Dave Wangerin would send to me which he received in exchange for the free copies he sent to other fanzine writers.

Ahhh memories.....

Come on you Villa boys! FTF!

3-1

Have a look above for the next-best thing.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: timeoutbigbar on October 18, 2019, 12:55:02 PM
From some Brighton forum.

Quote
Just seen the interview with Dean Smith on their website. Astonishingly (but not surprisingly given what a bunch of arrogant ***** they are) there's barely a mention of us and they focus almost entirely on themselves and the wonderful Mings.

Astonishingly, arrogantly, our manager talks about us.

Also, I remember him discussing at length O'Connelly?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Villa Lew on October 18, 2019, 12:58:49 PM
From some Brighton forum.

Quote
Just seen the interview with Dean Smith on their website. Astonishingly (but not surprisingly given what a bunch of arrogant ***** they are) there's barely a mention of us and they focus almost entirely on themselves and the wonderful Mings.



Astonishingly, arrogantly, our manager talks about us.

What a radish.

Such a bunch of *****s we are, always focusing on our own club. Imagine.

Absolutely no idea what they're on about. The press asked him about Maupay, Connolly and Brighton as a team, which he answered fully, praising them for their win over Spurs.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 18, 2019, 01:42:53 PM
I assume the Brighton manager only talks about us and never mentions his own team in his pre-match interview.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Dr Butler on October 18, 2019, 03:11:25 PM
a clean sheet please Villa...we need to win this one to compliment the drubbing of Norwich

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Damo70 on October 18, 2019, 04:39:45 PM
We should have enough to beat these at home. Maupay is the danger man for them. I think they have quite a high average age in their team and may tire later on.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on October 18, 2019, 06:16:56 PM
3 points please villa that's all I ask.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: BoVillan esq on October 18, 2019, 08:39:08 PM
From some Brighton forum.

Quote
Just seen the interview with Dean Smith on their website. Astonishingly (but not surprisingly given what a bunch of arrogant ***** they are) there's barely a mention of us and they focus almost entirely on themselves and the wonderful Mings.

Astonishingly, arrogantly, our manager talks about us.

Firstly, Mings is class, as shown in the England game, almost single handedly organising the defence and defensive midfield areas at every turn, we have a serious defender in Mings and England have a future Captain in the making, going for a 2-0 Villa win on this one, must keep the points coming in.   
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on October 18, 2019, 09:01:02 PM
After Monday's events, I expect Tyrone will have a particularly massive cheer when the team is announced.

2-0 Villa will do nicely. Keeping us further away from trouble!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Richard E on October 18, 2019, 09:04:40 PM
An anticlimactic 1-1.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on October 19, 2019, 07:55:42 AM
Come on Villa boys!! Back to back wins would be great! Use the confidence gained from thrashing norwich to win another 3 points. UTV!
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Scovilla on October 19, 2019, 08:21:45 AM
3 points please Villa. Clean sheet as a bonus.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: tomd2103 on October 19, 2019, 08:51:59 AM
Can't see manny if any changes from the Norwich game unless there are some injuries.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Clampy on October 19, 2019, 09:22:49 AM
I cant see him changing a team that scored five last time out. I think he'll keep a winger on the bench to try and change it if need be. I'll go for a 2-2 draw. Hourihane and Big Wes with ours.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: LeeB on October 19, 2019, 09:28:21 AM
5-2 Villa
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Rodders on October 19, 2019, 09:45:48 AM
My elder son's Godfather is a self-described "Hove Nancy" (he's so straight he's comfortable with this apparently 🤐) and he reckons they're on the verge of playing a 3-5-2, the premise being that crowding the midfield will be their only chance of stifling our creativity.

I'd humbly suggest that they could play a midfield 8 and still wouldn't be able to dispossess SJMcG's arse.

Us Some
Them None
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Villa Lew on October 19, 2019, 12:02:14 PM
Will be tough for big Wes today, up against Dunk and Duffy, who form a good centre back partnership. Going 2-1 Villa, Tyrone to get the winner.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 19, 2019, 12:16:07 PM
Charlie Nicolas agrees with me in seeing a comfortable win. I say villa to get a penalty and one of the Brighton players to be sent off .


Sky Soccer Saturday pundit  predicts 3-1 :

"The last couple of weeks with the international football, I have found myself looking at the stats, and I am not a stats man! With Aston Villa, John McGinn has done well, Jack Grealish has the quality, Wesley will and has scored if given the service, and they play wide men.

There is a lot that I like about Villa. Defensively they are vulnerable, but they will be safe. Graham Potter is wondering if he can change or make it different. He has changed the structure and it has not really worked, although they were fantastic against Tottenham.

It is attacking and it can work. Jose Izquierdo and Anthony Knockaert always played wide and they were the out ball. It wasn't always successful but it was a relief, but they don't have that now. I see a comfortable Villa win."

Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Damo70 on October 19, 2019, 12:20:20 PM
My elder son's Godfather is a self-described "Hove Nancy" (he's so straight he's comfortable with this apparently 🤐) and he reckons they're on the verge of playing a 3-5-2, the premise being that crowding the midfield will be their only chance of stifling our creativity.

I'd humbly suggest that they could play a midfield 8 and still wouldn't be able to dispossess SJMcG's arse.

Us Some
Them None


I was informed several years back that Blackpool had replaced Brighton as the 'Gay Capital Of England'. Maybe it is the big phallic symbol of the Blackpool Tower and the sticks of rock that clinched it.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Vill I An on October 19, 2019, 12:23:41 PM
Will be tough for big Wes today, up against Dunk and Duffy, who form a good centre back partnership. Going 2-1 Villa, Tyrone to get the winner.

Yes brighton win the most aerial duels in the league so will be tough and may be playing the with a back 3 Webster who villa failed to sign and Duffy next to dunk. Also have big dan burn who if is playing left back or left side can be run ragged by McGinn , Guilbert , El Ghazi . Be interesting how Brighton set up

Wesley will have to do a lot more running and movement and can definitely get into positions to get goals . Winning the ball in air and the hold up play will be a constant  battle but hopefully can work around that.
Kodjia would definitely be a good option in this match against these types of defenders .
That said villa have enough goals even if Wesley doesn't win a header he can do the scoring on the ground as can several other players and that crossing in ball at right time and space could allow for opportunities.

Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: themossman on October 19, 2019, 12:27:15 PM
What’s the craic with the Dean Smith anniversary applause today?
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 19, 2019, 12:32:54 PM
Lots of Brighton on my train up. They're impeccably behaved, the absolute monsters.

And just as I write that a tiny chorus of Que Sera/Shoot the Palace scum from the pre-pubescents in the vestibule. They were too embarrassed to get to the end.

More as it doesn't happen.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 19, 2019, 01:38:01 PM
We've never lost at home to Brighton, that won't be changing today. 4-1.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: Richard E on October 19, 2019, 01:51:52 PM
I can see us beating Brighton but losing or drawing against Hove Albion. I don’t really understand why we’re expected to play them both at the same time anyway.
Title: Re: Villa v Brighton pre-match thread
Post by: in exile on October 22, 2019, 03:41:03 PM
I have a soft spot for Brighton because of this wonderful man.

(https://i.ibb.co/7zNtv8B/819-A6-EF5-76-AE-4-C73-B49-D-175-F46-E8-E9-D2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/7zNtv8B)

Sorry to have to ask, but who is it please?

Atilla the Stockbroker, punk poet.

Thank you  :)