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Title: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Toronto Villa on October 14, 2021, 03:45:11 AM
Curious to see who of the walking wounded, internationals etc actually are available to play for us. Because I have no clue at all anymore who is fit, who isn't, who is banned, who is exiled, who is trapped in Croatia, on some sort of Covid lock down. We need to bounce back with a win is pretty much all I know. I hope we are more adventurous than 3 CB's again, but I doubt it. I want to see Buendi, Bailey, Traore etc all running at the opponents but that won't happen either. Is Martinez available or not? Or Doug?

Anyway, optimistically we find a way to win 1-0. Someone in a Villa kit with the winner. Could be a fan
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 14, 2021, 05:55:36 AM
I'd like to think we will win but they are starting to pick up some results. They don't score many but don't concede too many either. I think it will be a draw.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: sid1964 on October 14, 2021, 06:43:04 AM
As usual hoping for a win but see this as 1-1 draw - Ings to score

Did not realise until yesterday they are only a point behind us in the league table!
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Nev on October 14, 2021, 06:57:45 AM
As discussed previously in regards to Stockport City's attendances, one of the joys of football is it's unpredictability. I can see 70's Night winning, us winning and the draw being all perfectly feasible given recent form but in a similar way to the Everton game, a 3pm Home game tips the balance in our direction. But only just.

3-2
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: JD on October 14, 2021, 08:24:06 AM
3-1 to Villa, no problem.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 14, 2021, 08:31:52 AM
I think we will win. Must be the first time we've been favourites in this fixture for a while.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 14, 2021, 08:42:55 AM
I reckon it'll be the team below:

Steer

Cash
Konsa
Mings
Hause
Targett

J Ramsey
Marvelous
McGinn

Ings
Watkins

Doesn't look massively inspiring, to be honest.

Would much rather ditch the five at the back and bung Buendia in, but can't see it.

Don't expect any of Traore, Bailey or Sanson to make the squad as they're Villa players and therefore made of balsa wood.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 14, 2021, 08:44:19 AM
According to the BBC site Argentina play tonight? Is that correct? If so, it surely means Martinez is unlikely to play. Very frustrating if so.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Marlon From Bearwood on October 14, 2021, 08:47:30 AM
I reckon it'll be the team below:

Steer

Cash
Konsa
Mings
Hause
Targett

J Ramsey
Marvelous
McGinn

Ings
Watkins

Doesn't look massively inspiring, to be honest.

Would much rather ditch the five at the back and bung Buendia in, but can't see it.

Don't expect any of Traore, Bailey or Sanson to make the squad as they're Villa players and therefore made of balsa wood.

If we do play that team (and I’d rather a 433 personally) then it’s more of a 352 than 5 at the back isn’t it?

I fear you’ll be right about the injuries, sadly.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 14, 2021, 08:49:09 AM
Argentina play tonight/tomorrow morning... half past midnight our time. At least game is in Buenos Aires so getting to an airport shouldn't be too difficult.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Risso on October 14, 2021, 09:27:56 AM
My Doghead uncle is coming over from Wales to watch this with me, so I’m really rather hoping for a good performance and victory. Think we might struggle though, team I reckon will be what CD says above.

If it was me I’d go:

Steer
Cash Konsa Mings Targett
McGinn Marvellous Ramsey
Buendia Watkins Philogene-Bidace
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Bobby Boy on October 14, 2021, 10:14:52 AM
Can see this being a tight, disjointed game not helped by the late return of players from international duty.

A frustrating and slightly underwhelming 1-1 draw.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Skerra on October 14, 2021, 10:16:47 AM
DS has already said that Bailey needs to be “managed” with his injury. Now where have I heard that before? Think I’ll bring my boots just in case we’re struggling to actually put out a team!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: darren woolley on October 14, 2021, 10:39:39 AM
I'm going for a 2-1 Villa win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Rigadon on October 14, 2021, 11:01:54 AM
What is Baileys injury and did he have it before we signed him?  Is he playing this weekend?
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Meanwood Villa on October 14, 2021, 11:31:43 AM
Not sure what to expect here. All I would say is that international breaks are as disruptive for all clubs. Hoping for a positive performance
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: sickbeggar on October 14, 2021, 11:33:54 AM
Think we'll win this 2-1
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Dr Butler on October 14, 2021, 11:53:28 AM
a clean sheet on Sat please Villa !

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Drummond on October 14, 2021, 01:33:38 PM
My lad's second match, after Brentford I want first choice players available... Oh well.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Legion on October 14, 2021, 01:58:45 PM
0-2.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Skerra on October 14, 2021, 02:17:33 PM
Doubt he will start Bailey. Hope to see him at some stage during the match but not holding my breath.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 14, 2021, 04:53:09 PM
We should win but this is Villa we are talking about  go for a 1-1 draw but will settle for a 1-0 win
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Pete3206 on October 14, 2021, 06:18:27 PM
Villa 1 Tatters Saint Germain 0

Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 14, 2021, 06:25:11 PM
I played it out on Fifa 22. We take the lead after 70 mins through Traore, they equalise in injury time through Jimenez. Sounds about right.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: RamboandBruno on October 14, 2021, 06:29:34 PM
Their front two have hit the ground running in their partnership unlike ours, albeit against weak opposition in Watford and Newcastle.
I really would ditch 352 for this game, i wouldnt necessary drop Ings, but would play 3 attacksrs nonetheless.
I think he’ll play Martinez unless he absolutely cant

Martinez
Cash
Konsa
Mings
Targett

Nakamba
McGinn
Ramsey

Ings
Watkins
Buendia

Bailey to come off the bench, play left wing half back and smash one in the top corner.

A scrappy 2-1 to us
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 14, 2021, 06:32:45 PM
Bailey fit?
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Richard E on October 14, 2021, 06:57:20 PM
Not sure why but I just have a gut feeling that this has 1-1 written all over it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 14, 2021, 08:40:17 PM
Don't think Luiz and Martinez will make it back in time, perhaps the bench if they get in on Saturday morning but I wouldn't risk it so will be changes in midfield. Buendia certain to start and probably Nakamba aswell. Axel will likely come in if 5-3-2 is kept aswell.

Is Jimenez playing for Mexico? They have a game early hours tonight so he likely won't feature although the new Korean lad scored some decent goals already.

Think this has the feel of a 1-1 to me. Usually tight games with them and they've actually played well under the new manager compared to last season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 14, 2021, 09:10:37 PM
It was 3 this morning Mexico played, and Jimenez played the last half hour.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 14, 2021, 09:21:32 PM
Ah right, thought they were playing tonight with all the South American matches.

Guess he'll be o.k to start then.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 14, 2021, 09:32:59 PM
Apparently he has struggled in games in the past when he's been rushed back from playing for his country.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Villafirst on October 15, 2021, 06:32:10 AM
1-0 Villa. Given the South American international fixtures fiasco, I struggle to see why this game couldn't be moved to Sunday as its not on live TV?
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Virgil Caine on October 15, 2021, 09:05:16 AM
1-0 Villa. Given the South American international fixtures fiasco, I struggle to see why this game couldn't be moved to Sunday as its not on live TV?

Agreed - clubs that have players involved with international teams in South America and the Caribbean seem to be unfairly treated especially when their last games are 48 or less before Saturday kick off times. When you factor in potential jet lag on return trips the two week break becomes a nonsense.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: LukeJames on October 15, 2021, 10:39:36 AM
Martinez and Luiz in the Squad.

Bailey will be back some time in 2022.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 15, 2021, 10:50:08 AM
Urgh Bailey being injured is really frustrating.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Richard E on October 15, 2021, 11:00:34 AM
Bailey will be back some time in 3022.

FTFY
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 15, 2021, 01:54:55 PM
Dean said:
In terms of our internationals, I expect all of them to be back. We will assess whether they’re going to be available to play or not.
Martinez and Luiz are the latest ones to come back but they’ll be in the squad
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Skerra on October 15, 2021, 03:18:28 PM
The usual suspects are all missing the game through injury yet again.
I expect 1 of the 3 will play one more match for us before the end of the season!?
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: CT Villan on October 15, 2021, 08:11:18 PM
Without Leon, I expect a tight game with Villa edging it 1-0.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 15, 2021, 08:52:04 PM
Wolves manager Lange:
We know we’re going to play against a strong opponent, maybe one of the best teams in the league because they’ve invested a lot to try to arrive in a different position. Top players, a top coach, a top club, so they’ll try to do a good season, but we’ll try to do a good game against them.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 15, 2021, 09:24:28 PM
Could really do with a win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Louzie0 on October 15, 2021, 09:52:41 PM
I want to see a totally dingles destroying side posted by Dean tomorrow!

I don’t think I’m alone 👍
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 15, 2021, 10:27:31 PM
1-0 Villa. Given the South American international fixtures fiasco, I struggle to see why this game couldn't be moved to Sunday as its not on live TV?

It's a good point. Wonder if we requested that to premier league but it got turned down. Can remember years back games v Wolves and West Brom always kicking off at 12pm on Sunday (was overeaction to the SHA riots by WMP) but been 3pm Sat for a while.

Moving it back 24 hours would make it a much better quality game anyway given key players are doing 15 hour flights to get back from both sides.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Nev on October 15, 2021, 11:33:24 PM
I'm glad it's on a Saturday at 3. Makes for a better atmosphere, and it'll be a rolocking good day out to boot.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on October 15, 2021, 11:34:58 PM
3-1 Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: martin o`who?? on October 16, 2021, 10:01:53 AM
I'm glad it's on a Saturday at 3. Makes for a better atmosphere, and it'll be a rolocking good day out to boot.
One of the things i loathe about football today is the shit kick-off times and the way we just get shoved all over the place just to accommodate the Sky-supporters.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: N'ZMAV on October 16, 2021, 10:03:37 AM
got nil nil all over it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa vs Sporting Dogheads pre match thread - Saturday Oct 16th - 3pm
Post by: Villa Lew on October 16, 2021, 10:55:18 AM
Main threat from Wolves is the partnership forming between Hwang and Jimenez. Would play Buendia today, gonna be close going for a Villa win.
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