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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2022, 11:23:42 AM »
Reposting from a different thread:

Starting to think, in answer to the Watkings question - maybe we start neither? Reckon Buendia could do that false 9 trick very well, giving Bailey someone to run off on the inside right and dragging centrebacks out of position.

I know, I'm overthinking it etc. But the fact is that neither of the two main forwards' names on the teamsheet give me any confidence at 2pm UK time on any given Saturday.
Not if we lump it forward or keep floating crosses in. I'd probably go with Watkins but it's a flip of a coin really.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2022, 11:24:42 AM »
                     Martinez

Cash    Chambers    Mings     Digne

            Luiz       Kamara

    Bailey      McGinn      Buendia

                  Watkins

Zero - the chances of that being the starting line up is zero percent

Which is a shame because it looks like it might work to me.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2022, 11:30:48 AM »
                     Martinez

Cash    Chambers    Mings     Digne

            Luiz       Kamara

    Bailey      McGinn      Buendia

                  Watkins

Zero - the chances of that being the starting line up is zero percent

Which is a shame because it looks like it might work to me.

Quite - he isn't going to leave 2 marquee signings out and he alludes that Mings isn't in the running currently whatever the wrongs of how he decided to communicate it to us.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #18 on: August 08, 2022, 11:30:58 AM »
0-1

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #19 on: August 08, 2022, 11:31:09 AM »
Saturday 13 August Kick Off 12:30PM
Villa Park

So let's put opening day nightmare behind us and see how we line up and get our season  up and running. Everton were also not too bright against Chelsea and have lot of players out, so on paper Villa should do them but that's what we said about Bournemouth.

The one thing Everton do have is physical presence. Especially with Coady coming in. They will play very similar to Bournemouth, 3 x CBs, 2 strong physical midfielders. They will try and bully us though with DCL out again I'm not sure what options they have up front. Likes of Gray, Gordon and McNeill could cause issues for us behind our fill backs. We should own the ball again with their lack of quality.

I think Gerrard will double down with his CB partnership and Coutinho. Watkins and Luiz to come in for Bailey and Ramsey I'd say is what he will do.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2022, 11:33:01 AM »
                     Martinez

Cash    Chambers    Mings     Digne

            Luiz       Kamara

    Bailey      McGinn      Buendia

                  Watkins

Zero - the chances of that being the starting line up is zero percent

Which is a shame because it looks like it might work to me.

I think we'll get done over in this one. If Coady makes the switch and is in their team, it's written in the stars how it will play out. Shite game, Coady with a header from a corner/FK - They leave VP as 0-1 winners.

Coutinho and McGinn will start, when they've done nothing to warrant that shirt in months, yet Buendia and Sanson (the MUCH better options) will be nowhere near that teamsheet.

Don't think I've ever been so non-plussed so early in a season.


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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2022, 11:37:07 AM »
Coutinho has tended to play better in home games and Everton don't offer the same physical problems with their forward line that Bournemouth had so I'm not sure it's criticial to change the centre backs or drop Coutinho. I didn't think Ramsey's form pre-season justified starting but it seems that pre-season form counted for very little for Gerrard, other than Bailey getting a chance.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #22 on: August 08, 2022, 11:40:57 AM »
Martinez

Cash
Carlos
Mings
Digne

Luiz
McGinn
Kamara

Buendia
Watkins
Ings



2-0 win and nerves settled a little
Watkins and Ings?
My god.

Yeah man. Live dangerous. Playing only one of them hardly set the world alight :)

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #23 on: August 08, 2022, 11:44:10 AM »
I just can't see us scoring with how we set up and with the strikers we have. 0-0 or 0-1

I expect he will be stubborn and keep a similar team. Coutinho will start , he'll swap ings for Watkins and that's about it . Maybe put chambers in instead of Konsa unless Mings looks him in the eyes sometime this week and says those three words . What a farce

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #24 on: August 08, 2022, 11:46:24 AM »
0-2.

Online Goldenballs

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #25 on: August 08, 2022, 11:50:07 AM »
I'm fairly confident we'll win this one. And I can stop pissing my pants about how much of a knobhead Gerrard is.  For a week.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #26 on: August 08, 2022, 11:50:56 AM »
This is now a bigger game than we all thought it would be this early in the season.  If we get the first goal, I can see it being two or three nil.  Let's just hope that we do!

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2022, 11:52:01 AM »
is the train strike still on?

Yep. Means Iím driving up which scuppers my drinking plans. And Iíll be sober watching us, which is never fun.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2022, 11:53:14 AM »
Please just FTF.

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Re: Aston Villa v Everton Pre Match
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2022, 11:54:05 AM »
I just can't see us scoring with how we set up and with the strikers we have. 0-0 or 0-1

I expect he will be stubborn and keep a similar team. Coutinho will start , he'll swap ings for Watkins and that's about it . Maybe put chambers in instead of Konsa unless Mings looks him in the eyes sometime this week and says those three words . What a farce

I wholeheartedly agree with Wilma. What is the world coming to!  :D

 


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