Writer: J P Fear
Date:Friday November 2 2012
Mystic Mug is taking a thrashing! It is now 5-2 to Lawro after the BBC pundit got the Norwich result right (a draw) and Mystic was silly enough to say a Villa win. He did say no more positivity if they messed up again though, so be warned!!
Lawro says on BBC Sport that Sunderland, the draw specialists, will win.
I`ve seen some criticism build up for O`Neill and after their League Cup loss to local rivals he was back to his eyes to the floor interview style! After losing to Boro, he must be under pressure, he has as usual spent a bomb!
Lawro points out that it is a big game for O`Neill and that they need a 'positive result`.
And then on us, "Aston Villa have probably got bigger problems though. They were very ordinary in their draw with Norwich last weekend. I think Villa boss Paul Lambert was really clever afterwards. He came out and said the game could have gone either way but he was taking the flak away from his players because Norwich were so much better. That is a big worry for Lambert. His side do not look like they are going to climb out of the bottom six anytime soon and it is one thing for them to be beaten by teams higher up the table, but quite another for them to be outplayed by sides around them at the bottom."
Lawro reasons "Given Sunderland's problems in attack it is quite brave to predict they will score one goal, let alone two, but I think they will add to Villa's woes here."
Stoke 0 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Newcastle
Man City 3 - 0 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 0 Wigan
West Ham 1 - 1 Sunderland
Sunderland 1 - 1 Liverpool
Riding high in 14th with just 1 win, difference is they have had 6 draws and just 1 loss.
We`ve only won 1 as well, drawn 3, lost 5.
Villa`s Latest Results
Aston Villa 1 - 1 Norwich
Fulham 1 - 0 Aston Villa
Spurs 2 - 0 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 1 - 1 WBA
Southampton 4 - 1 Aston Villa
Aston Villa 2 - 0 Swansea
And on that basis, and the fact Mystic has given up trying to be optimistic, he is going to opt for the draw. 0-0... What are your predictions?
Match thread: Click Here
From Vital Sunderland:
Vital Aston Villa editor Mike Field joins us today to discuss all things Aston Villa ahead of Saturday`s re-union for Martin O`Neill at the Stadium of Light...See: Opposing View: Aston Villa
Pre- match on Vital Villa:
Who'll take their Cup form into this weekend's game at the Stadium of Light? An interview with our friends from Sunderland: An Interview With A Sunderland Fan 1/11/12
As the title says really: Pre Sunderland Injury News
Vote on our current win/lose/draw poll (bottom right hand side) cheers!
Date:Friday November 2 2012
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|2.||Pride of Lions||468|
|4.||Villan Of The North||214|
|Aston Villa||2||-||1||Hull City|
|2. Aston Villa||4||3||1||0||+3||10|
|5. Man City||4||2||1||1||+3||7|
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