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Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Sandie on Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:21 pm

So the first game of 2017 looms and it's against Cardiff.

They're 4th bottom and so this looks the kind of game we need to win, especially with our away difficulties. I'm expecting a decent, hard fought win.

And happy new year everyone!
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:53 am

It won't be pretty but I think we'll edge it by the odd goal. Cardiff will be fresh from their extended break as their match was postponed the other night. That will help them, but we surely have too much for them.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Jim Villan on Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:39 am

Villa to win, agree with you VB it will be tight but Villa's greater Firepower should hopefully prove enough in this match. Kodja always looks a threat and McCormack starting to look like the player we brought for 12 million.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Sun Jan 01, 2017 12:47 pm

Jim Villan wrote:Villa to win, agree with you VB it will be tight but Villa's greater Firepower should hopefully prove enough in this match. Kodja always looks a threat and McCormack starting to look like the player we brought for 12 million.
If they pass to each other we could win! Very Happy

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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Sandie on Sun Jan 01, 2017 1:28 pm

villabromsgrove wrote:It won't be pretty but I think we'll edge it by the odd goal. Cardiff will be fresh from their extended break as their match was postponed the other night. That will help them, but we surely have too much for them.

Sometimes that's a blessing in disguise in terms of match fitness. We have enjoyed a longer rest that most having played on Thursday whilst others played on Friday and Saturday before these Monday fixtures.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Sun Jan 01, 2017 3:39 pm

It's tough having to go to Cardiff knowing that anything less than a win would be damaging. None of the present crop of Championship teams are going to roll over for us. We have to win
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Chris Harte on Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:59 pm

I've been so out of touch with The Championship, even with Villa in it, that I didn't realise Cardiff were fourth from bottom until just.

Villa to win then.

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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Sandie on Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:33 pm

villabromsgrove wrote:It's tough having to go to Cardiff knowing that anything less than a win would be damaging. None of the present crop of Championship teams are going to roll over for us. We have to win

Too many years of being at the wrong end of the premiership has divorced us from the reality of being competitive. In this league with the money we've spent we should be serious about promotion. When you're serious about promotion (even via the play offs) you have to win most of your games. Outside of games against the top three or four the games are must win. It's even more imperative in our case because of the hole the RDM era dug for us.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:24 am

That's a good point Sandie. "Competitive' is a word that was forced out of our lexicon years ago. We have to relearn this aspect of our game.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Sandie on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:03 pm



Jedinak and Kodjia injured? That midfield is terrifying!
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:23 pm

Lansbury and Hourihane would make a difference right now!

We will have to watch out that we don't get over powered by a very ordinary Cardiff team today.

Good to see Hepburn Murphy on the bench.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Jim Villan on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:34 pm

A lot resting on the shoulders of McCormack today however he seems to be a player who thrives on responsibility and being the main man. wouldn't be surprised if McCormack grabbed a couple today, needs a good performance from Grealish in order for that to happen.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:40 pm

Jim Villan wrote:A lot resting on the shoulders of McCormack today however he seems to be a player who thrives on responsibility and being the main man. wouldn't be surprised if McCormack grabbed a couple today, needs a good performance from Grealish in order for that to happen.
As you say Jim, Ross likes to play as a loan striker. It will be interesting to see how he plays today.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by Sandie on Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:54 pm

Ex-Cardiff player too and we all know about the law of the ex.
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Re: Cardiff V Aston Villa: 2nd January 15:00

Post by villabromsgrove on Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:04 pm

4-2-3-1 by the sound of it.
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