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Villa v Blackburn Head To Head (FA Cup)


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Last Matches

ASTON VILLA 0-1 Liverpool

On a very cold a snowy night at Villa Park, the scouse legend proved to be correct as Villa were absolutely robbed by a man sporting a rubbish goatee. In a match that Villa deserved at least a point from, Torres struck a winner in the third minute of stoppage time after a series of slips and rebounds resulted with the ball at his feet for him to angle past Friedel.

BLACKBURN 2-2 Sunderland

After a goalless first half Blackburn twice had to come from behind to salvage a point at home. Bent put Sunderland ahead only for Pedersen to strike back in a timely fashion before Bent again put them ahead for Diouf to equalise in a timely fashion… again.

Guzan yellow top and beard


Likely Line-Ups

ASTON VILLA

Your guess is as good as mine for this one. We`ve been told that now we will start to see some rotation, but who will get 'rotated` is just speculation until the team sheet is released.

Guzan should be called in and given the run of the FA Cup, much like in the Carling Cup, and Villa are currently blessed enough to have good strength in defensive numbers so any changes will still mean a tough defence. I imagine O`Neill will replace Dunne with Collins to see how a Cuellar/Collins partnership would work.

The inclusion of Reo-Coker and Albrighton against Liverpool may mean a rest for Downing & Milner ahead of Tuesday`s massive game but upfront the numbers aren`t quite so strong so unless Delfouneseo gets a start we should see Gabby & Carew again.

At least, this is what I would do but I`m not the manager.

Goal: Guzan
Defence: Beye, Cuellar, Collins, Warnock
Midfield: A. Young, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Albrighton
Up Front: Agbonlahor, Carew

BLACKBURN

I really haven`t the foggiest as Blackburn too, are expected to make several changes with an eye already on the huge Carling Cup semi final.


Treatment Table

ASTON VILLA

Bouma (toe)
Davies (shoulder)
Heskey (groin)

BLACKBURN

Emerton (groin)
Grella (thigh)


Suspensions

Neither team faces any player suspensions.


Key Men

Stephen Warnock: Facing his former club at his new home should have the England hopeful fired up. He`s been in brilliant form of late and barring the slip leading up to Torres` goal, has hardly put a foot wrong.

Warnock

Jason Roberts: Will be searching for his 150th goal in English football as he takes aim at a much changed Aston Villa back line.

Match Officials

Referee: Howard Webb
Assistant Referees: Peter Kirkup & Mike Mullarkey
Fourth Official: Phil Crossley


Prediction

The only win for Blackburn in their last 10 games was the penalty shootout victory against Chelsea that saw them through to the semi final of the Carling Cup. Sam Allerdyce`s men have drawn their last 2 games and due to some irregular form find themselves 7 places adrift of Villa.

With Villa having lost their last two games against top four rivals Arsenal & Liverpool, Martin O`Neill will be keen for a break away from the Premier League and get back to the cup competitions, which seem to be a case of so far, so good.

As we all know, Villa are 7 time FA Cup champions but have over recent years had somewhat of a dismal record in the competition as we`ve been eliminated at this stage of the competition in 6 of the last 8 seasons.

Blackburn on the other hand, have managed to reach the semi final in 2 of the last 5 seasons.

With both sides expected to make changes for this clash due to having to play each other again on Tuesday makes it a very difficult one to call but with these two sides meeting three times this month, I`m thinking it`s a bound to be a draw ensuring a fourth meet with a replay.

Replays will be played on January 12th 2010.

Looking like we`re going to get sick of the sight of each other.

Prediction… Aston Villa 2-2 Blackburn Rovers




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Writer: JayVFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 2 2010

Time: 12:00PM

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excellent as ever, think from the comments made by Allardyce his focus is totally on the League Cup so we might well sneak a win today.
The Fear
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02/01/2010 12:22:00

excellent as ever, think from the comments made by Allardyce his focus is totally on the League Cup so we might well sneak a win today.
The Fear
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02/01/2010 12:22:00

The word is we're not going to risk Dunn and Emerton until tuesday as well as most other 1st teamers. Regular subs might even be rested too as Maceo Rigters (failed trial with Southend or some such team) might even get a very rare place in the squad. Probably Jason Brown in goal and Phil Hughes in defence but beoynd that who knows.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 12:36:00

The word is we're not going to risk Dunn and Emerton until tuesday as well as most other 1st teamers. Regular subs might even be rested too as Maceo Rigters (failed trial with Southend or some such team) might even get a very rare place in the squad. Probably Jason Brown in goal and Phil Hughes in defence but beoynd that who knows.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 12:36:00

All due respect Uncle Jack's Nephew but I've never even heard of any of those three. What's your score predictions for today?
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 12:49:00

All due respect Uncle Jack's Nephew but I've never even heard of any of those three. What's your score predictions for today?
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 12:49:00

ill take ANYTHING accept a draw :)
scottrover
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02/01/2010 13:21:00

ill take ANYTHING accept a draw :)
scottrover
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02/01/2010 13:21:00

JayVFC they're nothing to write home about! Brown has a good knack of saving penalties, Jones is promising but inexperienced and Rigters we bought as he was in the Dutch U21 team who beat us the other year. He's garbage. Not much else you need to know. All things considered I'd say you 2-1. As for tuesday a returning Dunn to nick us the win.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:02:00

JayVFC they're nothing to write home about! Brown has a good knack of saving penalties, Jones is promising but inexperienced and Rigters we bought as he was in the Dutch U21 team who beat us the other year. He's garbage. Not much else you need to know. All things considered I'd say you 2-1. As for tuesday a returning Dunn to nick us the win.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:02:00

When I said Hughes I meant Jones. Freudian slip methinks.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:05:00

When I said Hughes I meant Jones. Freudian slip methinks.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:05:00

I do think that if either team will win today then it will be us. Tuesday though is gonna be a lot more exciting. You will have home advantage but don't underestimate Villa's hunger for trophies. Although I guess that's the same for you guys. You should watch out for Delph who we signed from Leeds, Delfouneseo who was the golden boot winner in the u19 World Cup this summer and Albrighton who a lot of fans reckon should be playing in the first team. All three should play today and all can be very dangerous. Hope it's a good game and good luck. On my way to Villa Park now and will be at your place Tuesday.
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 14:24:00

I do think that if either team will win today then it will be us. Tuesday though is gonna be a lot more exciting. You will have home advantage but don't underestimate Villa's hunger for trophies. Although I guess that's the same for you guys. You should watch out for Delph who we signed from Leeds, Delfouneseo who was the golden boot winner in the u19 World Cup this summer and Albrighton who a lot of fans reckon should be playing in the first team. All three should play today and all can be very dangerous. Hope it's a good game and good luck. On my way to Villa Park now and will be at your place Tuesday.
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 14:24:00

Warnock is fantastic by the way. Dunno why you lot sold him.
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 14:25:00

Warnock is fantastic by the way. Dunno why you lot sold him.
JayVFC
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02/01/2010 14:25:00

We sold him because we're a mid-table team and he's a top 6 player. Hard to say that but I'm afraid that's what it boils down to.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:41:00

We sold him because we're a mid-table team and he's a top 6 player. Hard to say that but I'm afraid that's what it boils down to.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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02/01/2010 14:41:00

 

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