Villa – Reading; Confident? We should be.

I know we’re talking about the Villa and we should never count our chickens, but surely if you can’t feel confident for this match, you’re not going to at all, are you?

I know Reading were supposed to have been quite unlucky after going two down last week, but the fact is they are not getting points and only have 1 from four games.
Contrast that to us, where Brentford apart, we’ve played poorly, yet still sit on eight points.

The only news really is that Anwar El Ghazi will definitely get on the pitch, as long as we get International clearance.
I’d expect him to go straight into the team, myself.
So who drops out for him?

You have to suspect it’ll be either Whelan or Jedinak, which makes sense. They’ll both need a bit of looking after over the season.

For me, I’d go for Elmohamady at RB, Tuanzebe at CB, Adomah on the right and either Whelan or Jedinak in front of the back four.
That should be sturdy enough.
And if El Ghazi’s not quite on it, Green subs for a few more minutes that he definitely needs, as frankly I think he’s been poor.

The only doubt is Alan Hutton who has broken his nose.
I really don’t see that being enough to put such a good pro off though and even if he has to wear a mask, I’d expect him to start too.

It’s really fingers crossed, knowing how we messed up against the likes of Bolton (who are off to blinding start this season! it’s a funny old game indeed) last season, but I have to go for a home win, hopefully combined with just a little bit of arrogance and flair, just like Wednesday.
And of course assisted by lots of hard work.

Villa 3-1
And I suspect Kodjia might get another.

Here’s hoping!


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  1. nath
    nath August 26, 2018 at 1:56 pm .

    pool were at home and brighton,who almost stole a point there. pool were dominate and they never got the second,teams that fail to kill off the game, will get nervous and the losing team, will always grow and they will throw their caution to the wind.

    villa never went defensive yesterday, watch the game again. in the last two games they created almost 40 good shooting chances. kodjia and co had put one or two away early chances away its a totally different game.

    pool are decent club and villa are shite your right. totally silly comparison. was the manager i was stating he plays players pout of their positions. if milner was a right mid and he played him at left back. plus this season he has another young kid playing left back who played midfield.

    nobody whines about thor a left winger playing holding mid role, should have left kodjia on,then he could of got injured, players pick up knocks more when fatigued, just back from a career threatening injury and playing alone role up top, three games in like 6 days.

    chester should have stood up to the attacker, we should have scored more from the chances created. thats the excuse you should moan about.

  2. nath
    nath August 26, 2018 at 2:22 pm .

    nobody moaning about the goalkeeper this week. oh thats right he did quite well. great double save from point blank range. Ghazi début he crossed a great peach of a cross, which DEFENSIVE elmo headed in. Ghazi also looks to isolate his fullback and went on a decent run which he should have squared but chose to shoot from a very tight angle.

  3. nath
    nath August 26, 2018 at 2:43 pm .

    We therefore ask for your patience, and your trust, as we all work together to deliver the success that your continued passionate support deserves.

    that was the message from owners to the fans lol

    what would make a refreshing change is the fans give the owners a chance to asses bruce for themselves. they have paid good money to have their say. they have recruited very good players already in no time. if the results are not a match to their expectations. i guess they will relieve bruce and replace with their choice henry

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