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Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Thu Dec 22, 2016 12:22 am

Go back just five years and no one would believe you if you told them this would be a league fixture on boxing day 2017 but it is and it's a local derby too so an intriguing contest. Burton have proven to be no mugs in the Championship but sit in 21st having lost their last three games. They will inevitably be well up for this one and see it as one of their biggest games of the season (in fairness most clubs in the Championship think of us that way). However, with this being a local derby and with us being in front of what's meant to be a near sell out (with the Upper Trinity re-opened) I don't think we will under-estimate this one.

So do we expect a merry festive period or a return to disappointment?
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Dec 22, 2016 11:08 am

I think this match perfectly sums up the effect of our totally incompetent previous owner. Randy was a man who thought that it wasn't necessary to employ people with football experience to run a football club .... The result AVFC v Burton Albion !

Fair play to Burton for performing miracles because they are punching way above their weight, but anything other than a win for us is unthinkable if we are serious about getting promoted.

The transfer window opens in just over a week and we need a couple of wins to make us a more attractive proposition to potential signings.

3-1 to Villa.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:51 pm

I think the two clubs can be seen as mirror images. Burton well ran and punching above their weight, us poorly ran and punching below our's. I wish them well in 44 of their league fixtures this season.

I think the way that we fail to play to a consistently good standard nothing can be guaranteed. I'm saying another ground out 1-0 win. Claimed with a Jedinak header.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Fri Dec 23, 2016 5:44 pm

It's surreal thinking about the current parity between Villa and Burton.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Fri Dec 23, 2016 6:43 pm

Could easily have been Walsall too. It will be a surreal occassion seeing this fixture in the league and for it to be at a packed Villa Park too. Closely followed by another large crowd against Leeds which is a fixture that will be equally surreal (two huge clubs playing each over in the Championship).
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:30 am

The sell out crowds have come at the right time with the transfer window fast approaching. It will add a "feel good" vibe around Villa Park that may attract better players. It will also reassure Dr T that his considerable investment is starting to become visible in it's effect.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Sat Dec 24, 2016 1:26 pm

We just need positive results and good performances to keep the crowds there.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:33 pm

Can we win our fifth game in a row at Villa Park? A sell out crowd deserves a cracking game, and that will bring the back for more. Three points would help as well.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:37 pm

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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Dec 26, 2016 12:37 pm

Can we win our fifth game in a row at Villa Park? A sell out crowd deserves a cracking game, and that will bring the crowd back for more. Three points would help as well.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Mon Dec 26, 2016 1:43 pm

With Christmas out of the way, I'm up for this one today. COME ON YOU LIONS!
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:02 pm

Team news:
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:11 pm

That's a physically strong team. I guess we intend to keep it tight and make it difficult for Burton for the first two thirds of the match, before bringing on Grealish and Ayew, or maybe Gestede. I think our style of play is fairly predictable at the moment, but as long as it results in three points today I'll take it.
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by Sandie on Mon Dec 26, 2016 2:46 pm

I have a good feeling about today. Maybe a rare goal for McCormack?
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Re: Aston Villa V Burton Albion Boxing Day 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Dec 26, 2016 3:29 pm

1-0 Villa. A very good cross from Adomah and Bacuna finishes with a cracking header. It shows what we can do when we get the ball and bodies into the box.
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