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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread  (Read 9907 times)

Offline brian green

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #90 on: October 17, 2018, 02:04:50 PM »
You have to get out more Eamonn.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #91 on: October 17, 2018, 05:20:31 PM »
I clearly do! Back in the old country this weekend though so it can't be helped.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #92 on: October 17, 2018, 08:16:51 PM »
Imagine the outpouring on here when we see Jedi at CH on Saturday!!
And Whelan in midfield.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #93 on: October 17, 2018, 08:58:48 PM »
<65 left. Might sell out tonight

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #94 on: October 17, 2018, 09:25:25 PM »
Imagine the outpouring on here when we see Jedi at CH on Saturday!!
And Whelan in midfield.

I honestly wouldn't be surprised to see Whelan start. Jedi's seeming inability to keep a football on the floor will count against him. BB, for all his industry, is often a tad poor when it comes to finding a team mate.

Offline Matt Collins

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #95 on: October 17, 2018, 10:17:56 PM »
I think there's a high chance Whelan will start. Jedinak can't pass. Bjarnason and mcginn have been playing for their country and Lansbury has barely played in months

Still think Whelan has been one of our better players this season

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #96 on: October 17, 2018, 10:47:25 PM »
I don't care who he plays. I trust him.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #97 on: October 17, 2018, 11:30:50 PM »
Chester had a solid game for Wales last night, granted Ireland's forwards are very average but was best I've seen him play in a while. Don't think we have players to consider playing 3 at the back like Wales for now unless Elmo could be converted to one of the three.

Played on the right side of central defence where he is far more comfortable. 

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #98 on: October 18, 2018, 01:40:42 AM »
I think there's a high chance Whelan will start. Jedinak can't pass. Bjarnason and mcginn have been playing for their country and Lansbury has barely played in months

Still think Whelan has been one of our better players this season

He's barely played, when was he good?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #99 on: October 18, 2018, 06:49:28 AM »
I don't care who he plays. I trust him.
Yes, itís a new manager that has got to work with same players.
I am more looking forward to a change of mentality and getting more out of what we have.


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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #100 on: October 18, 2018, 12:55:37 PM »
Sold Out

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #101 on: October 18, 2018, 01:03:47 PM »
I think there's a high chance Whelan will start. Jedinak can't pass. Bjarnason and mcginn have been playing for their country and Lansbury has barely played in months

Still think Whelan has been one of our better players this season

He's barely played, when was he good?

Much like Ashley Westwood before him, Whelan is fine playing as the defensive midfielder in a midfield three.  Problems arise when he is asked to play any other type of role than that.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #102 on: October 18, 2018, 01:22:57 PM »
There is an alleged line up posted on the news now site (this is Futbol)

                         Nyland

Hutton      Tuanzabee    Chester   Taylor

              McGinn      Bjarnason

Adomah          Grealish              Bolasie

                    Abraham

Not sure if true but if it is already looks 100% more positive than previous line ups this season

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #103 on: October 18, 2018, 01:28:27 PM »
Given most of them have only returned to training today I very much doubt anyone, including Dean Smith has decided yet.

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Aston Villa vs Swansea City Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #104 on: October 18, 2018, 02:01:49 PM »
There is an alleged line up posted on the news now site (this is Futbol)

                         Nyland

Hutton      Tuanzabee    Chester   Taylor

              McGinn      Bjarnason

Adomah          Grealish              Bolasie

                    Abraham

Not sure if true but if it is already looks 100% more positive than previous line ups this season
It's an ok line up but I'm struggling to see how it's 100% more positive than typical Bruce line ups to be honest.