Villa – Sheff Utd; Tough game, this

Some of you might have figured out that I’m the granddad that was mentioned in the replies a while back.
So, yes, we’re making a bit of a family occasion of it and we’re going tonight. Even the missus is coming with us.

For some daft reason, the twins wanted to go in the Witton end North stand. I can’t say I’m keen, as I much prefer the back of the Holte, but there you go, it’ll make a change.

Straight into squad news and the big one is that Grealish won’t be playing, as much as he might want to and thinks he’s ready. Andre Green is training, but I suspect it’s probably too early for him too.
And Lansbury is still miles away, by the sound of it.

Hands up, a little dicky bird has told me the team for today. Whether it ends up being true, is something else, but here it is;

Kalinic
Taylor
Hutton
Elphick
Mings
Hourihane
McGinn
El Ghazi
Kodjia
Abraham
and finally, Jedinak.

Which is probably about what we’d expect, I guess, although you might have thought that Carroll might start.
I’m guessing he’ll be on the bench.

Utd have no problems and any changes will probably just be shuffling the squad.

Sheffield will be well up for this game, as if they win, they’ll go top of the league.
Which demonstrates what a tough proposition this is.

Given that Sheffield play nice football, this should be an entertaining game whatever the result, but I have to be honest and say that I’m not massively confident, especially after our previous meeting.
You never know though. We have weapons that can hurt them and hopefully our defence won’t be so vulnerable.

I’m going for a 1-1 draw, but it’s more in hope than expectation.

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    Holte66 February 8, 2019 at 9:30 pm .

    4-3 anyone

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    Holte66 February 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm .

    What just happened

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    Pat 57 February 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm .

    3-3 f*** me pink

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      Texas Johnny February 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm .

      On this result – I might just!

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      Big Fat Ron February 8, 2019 at 10:13 pm .

      LOL

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    Sidforever February 8, 2019 at 9:40 pm .

    Looks like I must eat my words!

    If only there second goal was disallowed! If only two penalties should have been given to us.

    We were robbed!!!!!!!

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      Pat 57 February 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm .

      I agree, 99.99% of referees would have disallowed their second goal, very bad refereeing but what a come back!

      Hoping it gives the team some heart going forward.

      UTV

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    Hitchens60 February 8, 2019 at 9:41 pm .

    Well f**k me – how the hell did we do that?

    Just shows that you should keep supporting to the end of the game – my misfortune to miss a hell of a fight back.

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    Bill Pearson February 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm .

    I don’t f”‘;king believe it how the hell did we do that, just shows how determination can do.

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    Hitchens60 February 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm .

    Whatever one thinks of the overall performance you can’t criticise the team for not having heart and for keeping going to the end of the game.

    Maybe this will be a turning point although I still think we are a long way short of being promotion material.

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    Bill Pearson February 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm .

    Hitch, I bet Badger a nervous rock.

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      Hitchens60 February 8, 2019 at 9:46 pm .

      Hope he didn’t leave early Bill 🙂

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    Bill Pearson February 8, 2019 at 9:45 pm .

    Reck you dickhead

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      Hitchens60 February 8, 2019 at 9:47 pm .

      Or even wreck 🙂 but I knew what you meant 🙂

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        Bill Pearson February 8, 2019 at 10:09 pm .

        Blame it onto the booze I’ve had tonight Hitch.wreck wreck wreck by God he’s got it.

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    Holte66 February 8, 2019 at 9:49 pm .

    Football is a strange game. For 70 minutes they were in total control and we score what I thought would be a consolation goal and then United become nervous wrecks! One thing about the championship is that it is much more entertaining than the premier league.

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      Hitchens60 February 8, 2019 at 9:59 pm .

      And the general consensus is that their second goal was allowed to stand through more appalling refereeing. If that had been disallowed at 1-0 we might have gone on to win?

      No one can say we’ve been ‘lucky’ this season – quite the opposite in my view.

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