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Villa v Wigan - Carabao Cup Match Thread
21 August 2017 09:30 Post ID: #1710229
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Games coming thick and fast now, it's important to realise that these boys are fit professionals and not to rest all of them for the sake of it. We need to build some momentum.

Chester played in the Colchester game and has also played in all the league games so definitely needs a rest. Terry shouldn't play any cup games so that leaves us needing to pick a very weak centre back pairing of Samba alongside either Suliman, Toner, Elphick or Richards.

I'm worried with such a weak CB pairing we can't really afford to weaken us much more.

I'd go -


Steer

Hutton
Samba
Suliman
Taylor

Adomah
Jedinak
Lansbury
O'Hare

Davis
Hogan


Think thats a pretty good mix of youth and experience. Maybe take Jedi and Davis off after 60 minutes if things going well and give RHM and Doyle-Hayes 30 minutes each.

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21 August 2017 09:51 Post ID: #1710232 - in reply to #1710229
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In order to keep some momentum going I'd keep to Saturday's as much as possible, change goalie if we must and for Terry bring in Samba. If they can't play two games a week they shouldn't be professional footballers. Most would rather play than train so we're told.
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21 August 2017 10:12 Post ID: #1710234 - in reply to #1710229
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Play a strong team to start with, giving Terry a rest and Steer experience.
Get three or four up by half time then bring on the likes of O'Hare...RHM and Adomah to wreck a tiring Wigan with pace, energy and skill.
Sit back and wait for the draw for the next round.



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21 August 2017 10:30 Post ID: #1710237 - in reply to #1710229
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Really don't know if I can be bothered with this one. I know it is free, but it is still £25 petrol on top of Cardiff, Reading, Saturday n Bristol - thats £150 in petrol alone in less tham 2 weeks.

Probably give it a miss unless kids are desperate, which they are not.

AVTVor crackly Radio WM probably.

Mostly kids and injury returns - 3 - 1 win mostly coming 2nd half.
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21 August 2017 10:32 Post ID: #1710238 - in reply to #1710229
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all reserves from our 5000 man squad
unless anyone for first team contention needs a game

concentrate on the league rather than piss about with the mickey mouse stuff
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21 August 2017 10:35 Post ID: #1710239 - in reply to #1710229
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Steer

De laet samba elphick lyden

Adomah gardner oh are mckirdy

Mckormack flabby

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21 August 2017 10:50 Post ID: #1710242 - in reply to #1710229
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Decent team from Deano, I'll go with that apart from De Laet for Hutton
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21 August 2017 11:37 Post ID: #1710248 - in reply to #1710229
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The focus has to be on Friday therefore play the reserves and fringe players only.
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21 August 2017 11:40 Post ID: #1710249 - in reply to #1710229
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The focus has to be building confidence and momentum for Friday though surely?

We lose tomorrow and we're back to square 1.
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21 August 2017 11:58 Post ID: #1710253 - in reply to #1710229
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Just slated on twitter the ridiculous sponsor company. They are doing the draw in China, so over here it's on at 4.15am

The game's gone. ******ing ridiculous.
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21 August 2017 12:09 Post ID: #1710254 - in reply to #1710253
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The Fear - 21/8/2017 11:58

Just slated on twitter the ridiculous sponsor company. They are doing the draw in China, so over here it's on at 4.15am

The game's gone. ******ing ridiculous.


Just seen this JF. Clubs should refuse to put teams out for this Micky Mouse competion or field development squad players only and treat the FA with the contempt they deserve.
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21 August 2017 12:16 Post ID: #1710256 - in reply to #1710249
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DeanoVilla - 21/8/2017 11:40

The focus has to be building confidence and momentum for Friday though surely?

We lose tomorrow and we're back to square 1.

If our reserves can't get past Wigan reserves then that's not good .
We cannot afford anymore injuries to key players
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21 August 2017 12:20 Post ID: #1710257 - in reply to #1710229
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I think we've got to be a little bit careful with this game. We've just managed our first decent win of the season and a loss here might turn the home fans on Bruce very quickly again. Some of us know that this isn't the MOST important game we'll play this season but I think it's quite important that we keep the morale high and that will only come with winning games.

We can't just accept losses if we want to build a winning culture at the club and beating League One teams should not and can not be a problem for us.

That said, Wigan are only recently relegated and have won four games on the spin so should not be taken lightly. For me, put out a strong team and if we look comfortable at 60 minutes, bring on some of the younger lads in place of our important players.
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21 August 2017 12:22 Post ID: #1710259 - in reply to #1710254
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wittonite - 21/8/2017 12:09

The Fear - 21/8/2017 11:58

Just slated on twitter the ridiculous sponsor company. They are doing the draw in China, so over here it's on at 4.15am

The game's gone. ******ing ridiculous.


Just seen this JF. Clubs should refuse to put teams out for this Micky Mouse competion or field development squad players only and treat the FA with the contempt they deserve.


Yup.

It's all about the ££££££££££££££££££ now.
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21 August 2017 12:27 Post ID: #1710261 - in reply to #1710229
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If Bruce takes a risk and plays the reserves, complete with a good sprinkling of youngsters, I think the fans will understand. He had a lot of support for the squad against Chesterfield.

What the fans don't want to see is a safety first approach. We have good players not getting game time. The cup is ideal for sorting that. Well worth the risk. And very useful in the development of the kids, which matters a lot.

I want to see Lyden play. He's not had much chance this season.
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21 August 2017 12:28 Post ID: #1710262 - in reply to #1710229
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De Laet, samba, elphick, Bjarnasson
Adomah, Whelan, Lansbury, Green
O'Hare, Hogan

I'd "rest" Davis for this one so he can take the momentum into the game that counts, and also to keep him fresh for the game on Friday along with some of the others. I'd take Green off after 60 minutes, too.
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21 August 2017 12:30 Post ID: #1710263 - in reply to #1710229
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As for the timing of the draw it is daft, but hey they pay the money to sponsor the competition so they can do what they like I guess.

Whats the answer? Restrict sponsorship to only UK companies?

Or in future put a clause in that draws must be made at certain times?

Maybe. But you can't blame the company.... maybe whoever drew up the contract.
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