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Title: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 17, 2020, 08:39:45 PM
Tough opener but hopefully catch them cold.

1-0 goal line technology confirmation winner.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: CT on September 17, 2020, 08:41:29 PM
The Hawkeye Derby.

2-1 to us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: N'ZMAV on September 17, 2020, 08:42:06 PM
1-0 Ramsdale to carry one over the line and hawkeye to give a goal
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Legion on September 17, 2020, 08:57:13 PM
2-0

Watkins 16
Grealish 33
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Legion on September 17, 2020, 08:58:16 PM
No poll. Amateur.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: WilliamStanding on September 17, 2020, 09:01:16 PM
3-1.

Jack, Ollie, SJM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 17, 2020, 09:08:30 PM
2-1. Traore and Ollie.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 17, 2020, 09:12:39 PM
No poll. Amateur.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: olaftab on September 17, 2020, 09:22:13 PM
We have a score to settle with this jumped up little club from Yorkshire. Just trounce them please Villa boys.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 17, 2020, 09:26:29 PM
Lawro's tipped us to win 1-0. Is that good or bad?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Legion on September 17, 2020, 09:32:14 PM
The Curse of Lawro is never good.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 17, 2020, 09:36:21 PM
Lawro's tipped us to win 1-0. Is that good or bad?

I mean he’s a utterly useless boring bell end. Does that answer your question?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 17, 2020, 09:48:34 PM
Wilder will have Sheffield United fired up after their opening day defeat against Wolves, and they had an excellent away record last season.  First game in for us, I would be delighted with a draw from this one.  1-1 for me.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 17, 2020, 09:53:15 PM
Lawro's tipped us to win 1-0. Is that good or bad?

I mean he’s a utterly useless boring bell end. Does that answer your question?

Well at least he didn't sit on the fence. ;)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 18, 2020, 12:08:28 AM
Want us to come out firing in this. In the 0-0 two months ago we were pretty tentative but still had 3-4 good chances to score (they pretty much all landed to Davis though).

2-1 win. Sheffield United were pretty poor v Wolves and went out of the cup tonight so they will struggle to come close to what they achieved last season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: gpbarr on September 18, 2020, 12:26:30 AM
Lawro's tipped us to win 1-0. Is that good or bad?

I mean he’s a utterly useless boring bell end. Does that answer your question?

He also tipped us to win more games than we did at the start of last season, so not good form.

1-1 for me. They will be up for it after their opening day loss and after the phantom goal that was but wasn't, and I think we'll be a little bit rusty.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Drummond on September 18, 2020, 12:44:09 AM
3-0
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Axl Rose on September 18, 2020, 01:18:01 AM
1-1
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Nev on September 18, 2020, 02:59:26 AM
With crowd? A barreling, noisy win.
Without crowd? A low key draw.

1-1
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: OzVilla on September 18, 2020, 03:35:49 AM
2-2. Watkins with them both.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: dave17 on September 18, 2020, 06:35:26 AM
Play Nyland :)

I think we will win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: sid1964 on September 18, 2020, 07:57:25 AM
We need to win this - I think that Sheff Utd will be 1 of the teams that will be in the bottom 7 this season
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: villabear on September 18, 2020, 08:21:26 AM
A pleasant change to read a bit of positivity this morning from Nick Ames in the Guardian’s ‘Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend’

Villa’s strengthened spine on view
Emiliano Martínez is expected to make his debut for Aston Villa against Sheffield United, capping a whirlwind three months for the goalkeeper. When football restarted after the Covid-19 shutdown, Martínez was widely viewed as a competent if unremarkable deputy to Bernd Leno. This week he was transferred for £20m, to considerably mixed feelings around Arsenal, and those who backed him throughout a difficult decade in north London are convinced that he will quickly become established as one of the league’s best in his position. His arrival should strengthen Villa’s spine significantly and, given they also wish to sign Bertrand Traoré and Milot Rashica, the big signings are unlikely to end there. Villa look bright, ambitious and well poised to push on from last term’s great escape.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Three Spires Villa on September 18, 2020, 08:26:56 AM
Important to get off to a good start, got the win v Burton now 3 points and a clean sheet. 2-0 Villa
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 18, 2020, 08:27:02 AM
I think we should be targeting six points from our first two league games. That's not disrespectful to Sheffield Utd, who were miles better than us last season, but it's a home game against a team outside the established "big/rich" 6 so we should be looking for a win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Drummond on September 18, 2020, 09:06:23 AM
I'm hoping we absolutely batter them.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: JD on September 18, 2020, 09:10:42 AM
6-1 to Villa, FTF's
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Mister E on September 18, 2020, 09:14:03 AM
1-1.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: in exile on September 18, 2020, 09:20:51 AM
Can't see what all the fuss is about.
I think Sheff United will struggle a little this season.
2-0 win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ktvillan on September 18, 2020, 09:32:43 AM
If we want to be more comfortable than last season we need to be getting regular wins at home against anyone outside the top 6. I think we might sneak it 1-0.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Dr Butler on September 18, 2020, 09:52:50 AM
any type of win to get us started this season.  2 nil to the Villa.

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: eamonn on September 18, 2020, 11:51:51 AM
With crowd? A barreling, noisy win.
Without crowd? A low key draw.

1-1

Exactly. Modern football is rubbish.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Damo70 on September 18, 2020, 12:04:13 PM
I have huge respect for their team and manager and they are tough to beat. However they are not prolific when it comes to scoring goals. 2-1 Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: exigo on September 18, 2020, 01:07:33 PM
Chomping at the bit for this one. The fact that we'll have given most teams a two game start and will still probably be out of the bottom three should fire us up. Get three points, be on the first page of the teletext table, and look up for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on September 18, 2020, 01:38:41 PM
Think we will win 1-0 with a premier League debut goal from Watkins.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Rudy65 on September 18, 2020, 01:48:37 PM
1-0 Ramsdale to carry one over the line and hawkeye to give a goal

It would be better if he hadn’t carried it over the line but VAR gave it anyway
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: algy on September 18, 2020, 03:10:57 PM
1-0 Ramsdale to carry one over the line and hawkeye to give a goal

It would be better if he hadn’t carried it over the line but VAR gave it anyway
This absolutely needs to happen.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Jon Crofts on September 18, 2020, 03:15:46 PM
The Hawkeye Derby, fuck off Sky.

2-0 Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Dr Butler on September 18, 2020, 03:22:09 PM
The Hawkeye Derby, fuck off Sky.

2-0 Villa.

is that what the wasters at SKY have called it Jon ?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: manic-road on September 18, 2020, 05:17:47 PM
1-0 Watkins.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: brontebilly on September 18, 2020, 05:31:03 PM
---------------Martinez
Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett
--------Luiz, Hourihane
Trez , McGinn, Grealish
--------------Watkins

Presume our three new signings will start? Confident enough, it's a new season and blind optimism takes hold. 2-1 Villa
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2020, 06:01:04 PM
I think Traoré gets done over the weekend and gets a spot on the bench. Trez deserves to start in that spot.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: darren woolley on September 18, 2020, 06:04:58 PM
I will say 2-1 Villa win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: dicedlam on September 18, 2020, 07:55:16 PM
A hard fought 1-0 win.

A Luiz belter from just outside the box.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: berneboy on September 18, 2020, 07:59:08 PM
It's a 6 p.m. kickoff. Don't miss it- I didn't realise.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Luke8 on September 19, 2020, 09:26:30 AM
I think Traoré gets done over the weekend and gets a spot on the bench. Trez deserves to start in that spot.

I think players have to be registered before midday on a Friday don’t they? Or has that changed?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: colin69 on September 19, 2020, 09:38:02 AM
I don’t think it will be easy for us but I fancy a 1-0 win for Villa. Watkins with the winner.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 19, 2020, 12:02:43 PM
I think Traoré gets done over the weekend and gets a spot on the bench. Trez deserves to start in that spot.

I think players have to be registered before midday on a Friday don’t they? Or has that changed?

In the interview after he signed he said he hopes to be involved on Monday
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: RamboandBruno on September 19, 2020, 12:03:52 PM
---------------Martinez
Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett
--------Luiz, Hourihane
Trez , McGinn, Grealish
--------------Watkins

Presume our three new signings will start? Confident enough, it's a new season and blind optimism takes hold. 2-1 Villa

This team, with Traore starting on the bench I think.
2-0, with more blind pre season optimism
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Luke8 on September 19, 2020, 03:33:33 PM
I think Traoré gets done over the weekend and gets a spot on the bench. Trez deserves to start in that spot.

I think players have to be registered before midday on a Friday don’t they? Or has that changed?

In the interview after he signed he said he hopes to be involved on Monday

Ah, fair enough, got that wrong then. Or perhaps the registration required was completed by then. Good news either way.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 19, 2020, 05:05:07 PM
I think Traoré gets done over the weekend and gets a spot on the bench. Trez deserves to start in that spot.

I think players have to be registered before midday on a Friday don’t they? Or has that changed?

In the interview after he signed he said he hopes to be involved on Monday

Ah, fair enough, got that wrong then. Or perhaps the registration required was completed by then. Good news either way.

It appears that we got him registered by the 12pm deadline on Friday. The question will be match fitness, familiarity etc. I think he will start on the bench.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Risso on September 19, 2020, 05:08:45 PM
I think we'll start:

Martinez

Cash Konsa Mings Targett
McGinn Luiz Hourihane
Trez Watkins Grealish

Traore to come on later I expect.  Still need a new central midfielder I feel.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Steve67 on September 19, 2020, 05:16:54 PM
I hope Martinez starts a little more centrally than that Risso!   

I think that side is bang on the money though.  Another couple of new signings to come, hopefully.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 19, 2020, 05:38:02 PM
0-0. Sheffield are more than a decent team with a strong defence. I have a feeling we'll cancel each other out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 19, 2020, 08:05:47 PM
I’d like 4 points at minimum from these first two games. Sheff U will be the toughest so a point isn’t bad. We must beat Fulham
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Des Little on September 19, 2020, 08:20:59 PM
This lot have become Leeds Lite with their self inflated egos after last year, it must be a Yorkshire thing. Do them Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: tony scott on September 19, 2020, 10:06:20 PM
I think having a game under your belt is an advantage see Man U , C P today 1: 2 loss
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 19, 2020, 10:17:35 PM
Our boys must be just dying to get this started. I think we will come out strong and win the game. The confidence in the manner we stayed up is worth 10 goals that we won’t concede this time around. Add to that I expect us to be much better in the final third could see a 15/16 goal swing. That should be solid enough for a mid table finish.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: sickbeggar on September 20, 2020, 10:11:39 AM
I can't call this at all. I'd be happy with a draw and getting 90 minutes of premiership football under our belts as I think Sheffield United will be slightly ahead of us on that score.

1-1
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 20, 2020, 10:18:29 AM
The extra game will be an advantage, do well to get a point.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 20, 2020, 10:46:23 AM
Whereas if we'd played and they'd not, they'd be fresher than us and champing at the bit!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: olaftab on September 20, 2020, 10:57:58 AM
I think having a game under your belt is an advantage see Man U , C P today 1: 2 loss
However didn't work for us or Sheffield Utd at the restart.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: john e on September 20, 2020, 11:23:12 AM
I really really want us to be more comfortable with the ball and retain it better than last season

I know that all depends on the quality of players we have but I thought that was one of the things that defined Smiths teams
rabbits it’s in the headlights far to often especially when pressed

I’m hoping for improvement on that this season and that will bring better results to boot
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 20, 2020, 11:27:07 AM
Whereas if we'd played and they'd not, they'd be fresher than us and champing at the bit!
i think Playing a match  is more likely to get you closer to er match fitness
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 20, 2020, 11:47:31 AM
I really really want us to be more comfortable with the ball and retain it better than last season

I know that all depends on the quality of players we have but I thought that was one of the things that defined Smiths teams
rabbits it’s in the headlights far to often especially when pressed

I’m hoping for improvement on that this season and that will bring better results to boot

All of that and not depending on Jack to do everything/our one tactic. Hopefully Craig Shakespeare can help change things on the coaching side to. That said, Dean seems to be more involved, leaving the transfers to Purslow and Lange. Everything crossed.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: john e on September 20, 2020, 12:06:14 PM
Whereas if we'd played and they'd not, they'd be fresher than us and champing at the bit!
i think Playing a match  is more likely to get you closer to er match fitness

we had a competitive match to use against Burton
how he used it is up to him

No excuses
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Drummond on September 20, 2020, 12:19:11 PM
We've had a decent couple of friendlies too. Arsenal, ManUtd and Burton are three good games to get into a groove.

We will win this.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Drummond on September 20, 2020, 12:19:40 PM
80-1 on a Villa 3-1 win with Watkins scoring first...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Risso on September 20, 2020, 01:07:46 PM
80-1 on a Villa 3-1 win with Watkins scoring first...

Decent bet that I reckon. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Bad English on September 20, 2020, 01:43:35 PM
Come on you Villa Boys!

I am champing at the bit.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 20, 2020, 08:56:30 PM
2-0 Villa win and we are 6th with a game in hand (ahem cough)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: CT Villan on September 21, 2020, 03:25:04 AM
Hopefully a nice, comfortable win to get us settled into the new season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: WALTERS WARRIORS on September 21, 2020, 04:15:47 AM
2-0 watkins & Traore off the bench. World class save from martinez ........
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Mister E on September 21, 2020, 07:50:54 AM
Nail Norwood and we stop them playing.
This is such a simple game ... 8)






 ;D ;D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: maidstonevillain on September 21, 2020, 09:23:37 AM
2-0 Villa win and we are 6th with a game in hand (ahem cough)


End of September, and Premier League title still in our hands!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Clampy on September 21, 2020, 09:26:23 AM
I reckon he's going to start Elmo instead of Cash or Guilbert. Not sure why, just a feeling. We need to keep it tight at the back as they really should have scored against Wolves last week. I'll go for a decent 3-1 start.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Risso on September 21, 2020, 09:31:04 AM
I reckon he's going to start Elmo instead of Cash or Guilbert. Not sure why, just a feeling. We need to keep it tight at the back as they really should have scored against Wolves last week. I'll go for a decent 3-1 start.

You could be right.  Took him a while to trust Targett after a big money move last season, and he might take a cautious approach for the first match.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on September 21, 2020, 09:40:06 AM
I reckon he's going to start Elmo instead of Cash or Guilbert. Not sure why, just a feeling. We need to keep it tight at the back as they really should have scored against Wolves last week. I'll go for a decent 3-1 start.

You could be right.  Took him a while to trust Targett after a big money move last season, and he might take a cautious approach for the first match.

Yep, that happened last season at Spurs if I recall we were all expecting Guilbert and Targett, and we got Elmo and Taylor.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Duncan Shaw on September 21, 2020, 09:50:56 AM
When you read the pre-match thread and realise after all the excitement and optimism we are likely to start with Hourihane in midfield again.  Not that I don't like him, but the with the general squad improvement going on one would have hoped he may have been relegated to a non-starter.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: fbriai on September 21, 2020, 10:16:17 AM
2-0 to us.

Martinez, Cash, Targett, Konsa, Mings, Luiz, Hourihane, McGinn, Grealish, Watkins, Trez.

Traore off the bench around 60. Davis off the bench around 70.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ozzjim on September 21, 2020, 11:00:24 AM
1 all, them taking the lead and us clawing it back late on.

Think the subs above will be about right too, although I think Elmo will start.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Villa Lew on September 21, 2020, 11:03:58 AM
Gonna to be a tough one going 1-1 Ollie gets off the mark first league game.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Risso on September 21, 2020, 11:11:31 AM
I can't see that they've got much up front to worry us.  Sharp is well past it and hasn't scored since Adam was a lad.  Mousset is injured, and McBurnie doesn't get many.  Norwood is a good player, but stick SJM on him and tell him to kick him if he gets too big for his boots and we'll be good.  3-0, fuck off Sheffield United, and fuck off Hawkeye.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: LeeB on September 21, 2020, 11:13:00 AM
I can't see that they've got much up front to worry us.  Sharp is well past it and hasn't scored since Adam was a lad.  Mousset is injured, and McBurnie doesn't get many.  Norwood is a good player, but stick SJM on him and tell him to kick him if he gets too big for his boots and we'll be good.  3-0, fuck off Sheffield United, and fuck off Hawkeye.

Can you imagine the apoplexy if we get get another dodgy decision go our way?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: ozzjim on September 21, 2020, 01:17:01 PM
I can't see that they've got much up front to worry us.  Sharp is well past it and hasn't scored since Adam was a lad.  Mousset is injured, and McBurnie doesn't get many.  Norwood is a good player, but stick SJM on him and tell him to kick him if he gets too big for his boots and we'll be good.  3-0, fuck off Sheffield United, and fuck off Hawkeye.

Can you imagine the apoplexy if we get get another dodgy decision go our way?

I can see 3-4 very iffy VARs going against us tonight on the back of the rubbish written about that "goal"
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 21, 2020, 01:53:33 PM
I really hope Villa are more offensive from open play and we score more goals this way.

I also hope we continue and progress to be solid defensively and concede few chances.

Really looking forward to the match and feel Sheff Utd aren't the most prolific if scorers so can have a decent first result hoping clean sheet and a couple of goals

2-0

Looking forward to the new signings working well with the team !

Up the Villa !
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 21, 2020, 02:02:12 PM
80-1 on a Villa 3-1 win with Watkins scoring first...

Decent bet that I reckon.
Good luck !

Jack Grealish 20/1 to score from outside the area.
Jack Grealish evens money to have a shot on target.

I think Grealish will outclass them to be honest.
And hoping Ref Referee: Graham Scott offers protection.
Wilder in the past has openly admitted the way to stop jack is to foul him .
Scott been a decent ref for us so maybe have a penalty ?!
Can anyone say is Grealish on Pens this season . Be good for his goal ratio and pay back from missing that one last season v Sheff Utd.

VAR is rush of blood to head Mike Dean by the way. Bilic debating partner
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: sid1964 on September 21, 2020, 02:10:02 PM
So we pay £16 million for a new right back and don’t trust him to play the 1st game of the season?

Unbelievable- if that happens and I was chucking fortunes at this club like our 2 owners are, I would be on the phone asking some serious questions to the manager
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 21, 2020, 02:14:40 PM
Wasn't it £12m rising to £16m with add-ons? Either way I wouldn't expect Cash to play tonight especially having been handed his arse against Man Utd in the friendly. I hope we ease him in and not throw him in the deep end if he's not ready. As far too many of our players found out last season, it's a huge step up.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: LeeB on September 21, 2020, 02:45:04 PM
Wasn't it £12m rising to £16m with add-ons? Either way I wouldn't expect Cash to play tonight especially having been handed his arse against Man Utd in the friendly. I hope we ease him in and not throw him in the deep end if he's not ready. As far too many of our players found out last season, it's a huge step up.

No, sack him, the man who bought him, and the kit man just because.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: brontebilly on September 21, 2020, 02:47:44 PM
When you read the pre-match thread and realise after all the excitement and optimism we are likely to start with Hourihane in midfield again.  Not that I don't like him, but the with the general squad improvement going on one would have hoped he may have been relegated to a non-starter.

And Targett at left back....

Doesn't take a genius to recognise where the bulk of Sheff Utds play will be directed this evening.... At every opportunity in Bramall Lane last season they switched the play to target their right wing back against Targett. Eventually taking Jack out of the game by forcing him to help Targett out.

I'd be interested to see what condition McGinn is in this evening. Hope he has used the break wisely and a far more athletic player emerges today. Finished the season at 10 so that's where I expect him tonight with Trez and Jack either side.

A win would be great, a highly fortunate technology enabled one...even better
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: enigma on September 21, 2020, 03:44:48 PM
There hasn't been a single draw in this round of matches so I fully expect us to buck that trend.

1-1
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: enigma on September 21, 2020, 04:14:08 PM
80-1 on a Villa 3-1 win with Watkins scoring first...
I stuck £2 on Grealish to score first and either Aston Villa to win 2-1 or Draw 2-2 at 50/1 even though I don't really think there will be that many goals.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: JUAN PABLO on September 21, 2020, 04:24:05 PM
2-1   
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 21, 2020, 04:27:08 PM
I'm going 3-0 to us.  Defensively we're better than we were and we've also got a striker.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: VILLA MOLE on September 21, 2020, 04:39:20 PM
please hit the ground running Villa  !!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: TaxDodger on September 21, 2020, 04:58:57 PM
Draw written all over it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 21, 2020, 05:01:09 PM
Team as expected. Cash and Watkins start.

No Samatta in 18.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: berneboy on September 21, 2020, 05:01:40 PM
ASTON VILLA TEAM NEWS

Team to face Sheffield United: Martinez, Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Luiz, Hourihane, McGinn, Trezeguet, Grealish, Watkins.

Subs: Steer, Taylor, Nakamba, El Ghazi, El Mohamady, Hause, Davis.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Sheffield United Pre Match Thread.
Post by: DB on September 21, 2020, 06:00:13 PM
Is there a book going on how many times Sky will mention the incident from the last time we played Sheff U?
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