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  1. Andrew February 21, 2014 at 5:52 am . Reply

    I think Baker and Vlaar are good enough together, defensively our issues is our midfield gets overrun far too easily. Not playing Sylla as a DM is the biggest problem but that’s clearly not gonna change. I’d let Okore take his time getting back. No real need to push it.Fixture list is far from congested as Villa have no mid-week game left bar when they reschedule the City game and the fixture list we shouldn’t struggle… Key word is shouldn’t.

  2. Foxy February 21, 2014 at 7:49 am . Reply

    Good enough isn’t good enough though (sorry Andrew, couldn’t resist!), especially if Vlaar gets injured. Okore looked good right from the start and it’s a huge shame he’s been out for so long. With him back it’ll be like we have a new signing we’ve been crying out for in defence. I do still believe Lambert has to work out how to relieve all the pressure on the defence by sorting out the midfield, that or he works out they’re taking all the strain and brings in some very good defenders on big wages, subsidised by the wages not being spent on those quality AMs and DMs

    1. Andrew February 21, 2014 at 7:46 pm . Reply

      Should be good enough… For now. Villa don’t have a hard run, and they should be good enough, and I still think Baker’s no non-sense defending next to a leader is a good enough defender to allow Okore to continue progressing and come back when fully fit and even playing a couple youth games for more fitness.

  3. GIDDYVILLAN February 21, 2014 at 8:35 am . Reply

    Baker or okore?hmm,well it’s a no brainer imo okore all the way.but i’d rather him 100% fit,nice to hear he’s almost back in contention.

  4. Langfordvilla February 21, 2014 at 8:50 am . Reply

    Rushing him back is not a good idea IMO. If we are safe with 3 or 4 games left then that would be the ideal time to bring him back IMO.

  5. Naughtius Maximus February 21, 2014 at 10:10 am . Reply

    think we should listen to ron vlarr, he knows all about injury and has the experience which is why he said what he did. I think we should be able to see the season out with our current defence.
    people say we are poor defencively but like many of us know its the lack of mid field holding and cover that’s the real issue, along with the tactics of being under attack for 70% of most games make the defence look worse than it really is.
    okore and vlarr were our original CB choice and from the few games played and what I saw pre season it looked promising.
    baker is doing ok, as is clark but seemingly only when either of them play along side vlarr which with his own problems is a major concern.

  6. nath February 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm . Reply

    well this is best news i heard in ages, ( says alot) but okore has pace and strength our defence lack, great 2 see him back but ofcourse he shouldn’t be rushed but if he can contribute, we defiantly need him
    heard stuff about lowton and lambert not seeing eye 2 eye ~ turning up late 4 training now we see why bacuna is being preferred as right back . a new right back nxt summer looks like

  7. AVFCELLIS February 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm . Reply

    jolly good

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