Villa – Sheff Weds; I predict a win

I nearly said I predict a riot, as I quite like the Kaiser Chiefs (a Sheffield band and that’s one of their songs, in case you didn’t know), but thought it might be in bad taste when referring to a footy game.
So I’m going to stick with my optimism and predict a win.

I have a loose workmate who supports Wednesday and he asked me for my prediction today.
I’d actually forgot he supports them, so immediately responded that we’d win.

He asked “why?” and instantly said we’ve no chance.
To which I replied that Burton managed to hold them at home, so why not?

And that’s about how I see it, gut-wise.

I said after the Huddersfield game that I was very encouraged, even though we’d lost.
We played fairly well, sounded the better team, hit the woodwork twice compared to their first effort where they scored and by all accounts, were the better side.
We were bloody unlucky.

Yes, I’m minded to agree you make your own luck, but I doubt there’s many that would deny that it seems we’ve had way more than our fair share of bad luck over the last few years.
So surely we’re due some good luck?

Not that I think we’ll need it.
I think the midfield are beginning to show and as long as we have Jedinak in there, I suspect we’ll have too much for the opposition, even if they’re sitting in a very decent sixth position.

Squad-wise, we have the same injuries/suspension plus the addition of Hutton, whose knee problem is unknown.
Grealish and more interestingly, Scott Hogan might make the squad, although I doubt either will start.

As for Wednesday, Almen Abdi and Sam Hutchinson might return.

I’m not really sure what else there is to say, as you either believe we’re showing signs of progress or you don’t.
We know what the team will be, pretty much, but perhaps any debate might move over to the way Bruce sets the team up?
Certainly I’m not convinced that he has been as negative lately as some of us might think and the commentaries recently have often talked about how open the games have been.
But that’s for another day.

I’m going for a 2-1 win, with Hourihane to get one.
And I rarely predict a goalscorer.

I like feeling optimistic.


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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:47 pm .

    Tony Morley saying there’s no way Wednesday look a better side than Villa wrt league positions.

    Keinan Davies on for Kodjia, who isn’t happy at being subbed.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 4:49 pm .

      The table dosnt lie badger they are miles ahead of us. Away from home they are much better this is just one game

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        badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm .

        You’re right, of course.
        But why do you bother at all, if all you can do is moan even when we win?
        I guarantee you, you will never be happy as a Villa fan and I feel sorry for you.

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          OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm .

          I was happy under the two Ronnies. Taylor Gregory and little.

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          OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 5:01 pm .

          Just telling how it is that’s all. We can win every game now and it means nothing the seasons well and truly over for us and has been since Xmas

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:51 pm .

    Comms talking about the points we’ve thrown away and Gollini.
    Really ought to be in the play-offs.

    Johnstone does well to keep a toe-poke out.

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    nath March 11, 2017 at 4:54 pm .

    mccormack setting this league alight lol i worry about us getting a pound for this player, iam sure somebody will tell me somebody will buy him for 10 mill i doubt this

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:55 pm .

    Villa fans giving it the “ole”s.
    Game over really.

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    nath March 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm .

    pipe and slippers for ooohahaha

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm .

    And that’s it.
    I’ll have that and can drink easy 🙂

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    nath March 11, 2017 at 5:00 pm .

    yeah pints on me lol i will drink um for you guys lol that was a good win. complainers say beating rotherham etc means nothing = beating wednesday when they needed the result and playing good football all season. very good result and bare in mind the injuries before the game during the game well done villa

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    badger123 March 11, 2017 at 5:07 pm .

    Amen Nath.
    Credit where it’s due and all that.
    It seems Wednesday created nothing.

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    Dave67 March 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm .

    Great result today how can any Villa fan complain. I believe this squad of players are starting to gel as a team . Utv

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 6:15 pm .

      Too late now

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    Tekkers48 March 11, 2017 at 5:44 pm .

    All this bullshit of it doesn’t matter the seasons over. I don’t get it. I want us to win games and built confidence in the team, the club, the players and last but not least us fans. We have the rest of this season to finally turn the tide of the last five years downward spiral. That would be the perfect platform for an assault on promotion next season. If any of us really thought we were going to push for promotion based on the previous season and adding in the fact we basically bought a brand new team your as deluded as Lerner was. I admit I was one who thought we would scrape top six I admit bit I have now accepted we are a championship team until we can prove otherwise. Wins are a good start.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 11, 2017 at 6:19 pm .

      But the away form is still piss poor we havnt improved in that at all. Our home form has always been top 6 but away form is bottom 6 which is why we are midtable. At the moment the team have no pressure as they can’t finish top 6 and very unlikely we will go down either. Next season when expectations are high again let’s see what happens then. Even if we do finish top 6 next season dosnt mean we will get promoted and there’s no way we will finish top 2

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