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Aston Villa vs. Spurs

White Hart Lane

15th September


Spurs Villa Match Preview

Spurs take on the mighty Villa in what promises to be an entertaining affair at White Hart Lane!

The game is live on Setanta at 8:00pm.

After last seasons epic 4-4 match, this fixture has the excitement of Christmas or Child Birth wrapped up in just 90 minutes!

Vital Quotes:

Tottenham manager Juande Ramos:
'Villa are a good team, as they were last season.

'They are a team with experience - they play in Europe - they are a tough team and it will be difficult for us.

'It is important to win. After the draw at Chelsea [last Sunday], if we win the match and get three points it will very good for the confidence.'

Aston Villa Team News:

No new injuries, Carlos Cueller could make his Debut. Martin O'Neill may decide to rotate the squad with the hectic fixture schedule Villa have in the next two weeks.

Player to watch: James Milner

James Milners electric pace and much needed enthusiasm on Villa's right will be worth watching closely.
Carlos Cueller could make his competitive and Premiership debut. (SPL's player of the season lasy year).

Spurs Team News:

No new injury worries for Ramos.

Player to watch: Pavlyuchenko

Roman Pavlyuchenko, Modric.

Match Facts & Stats

Villa have not won in eight Premier League trips to Tottenham.

Villa's only victory in 12 visits to the Lane was 2-4 on 15 April 2000 when the mighty Dion Dublin got a brace; since then Villa have picked up four points from a possible 24 at the North London club.

Home and away
League (inc PL): Spurs 51 wins, Villa 48, Draws 31
Prem: Spurs 8 wins, Villa 12, Draws 12

at Spurs only
League (inc PL): Spurs 33 wins, Villa 19, Draws 13
Prem: Spurs 7 wins, Villa 3, Draws 6

Ref Watch:

Steve Bennett

Match Prediction:

2-2 Draw. A close encounter of end to end football keeping both keepers busy. Villa to come away with a share of the spoils.

Next Fixtures:

Thursday - Litex Lovech (away) UEFA Cup.

The Journalist

Writer: Lee Lindsay Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 15 2008

Time: 4:03PM

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good luck for the game tonight lads as ya gonna need it, 3 - 1 to spurs COYS!!!
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15/09/2008 16:19:00

You reckon?! I think it will be a score draw, a difficult one to predict. Villa are playing better football than yourselves, however some debut appearances for you tonight might give you more edge than you would normally expect from an inconsitent Spurs team.
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15/09/2008 16:23:00

I know it's difficlut but surely MON has to drop either Reo or Petrov and play Milner from the start? I firmly believe with Young and Milner on the wings and Carew and Gabby up front, we will score gaols against anyone. Therefore, if we keep a clean sheet tonight, we will win the game. Also can't see Davies getting dropped, so think Cueller will start on the bench.
In MON we trust!
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15/09/2008 16:31:00

He will never drop Nige and I can see him playing in goal once he has proved inadequate in all other positions that he is tried in.
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15/09/2008 16:38:00

Great stuff Lee! Must admit, can't call this one, think it will show both sides where they are at though!
The Fear
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15/09/2008 17:36:00

Just hope youre right about Milner starting ! By the way he hasn't got that much pace !
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15/09/2008 18:44:00

why the **** is milner not starting?!! weve had no width on the right for AGES and coker is useless out there!!
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15/09/2008 19:32:00

cat, dunno bout that comment m8, not so tonight, NRC was excellent!
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16/09/2008 00:26:00

Cat- what were you saying about Coker?! MOTM for me last night! Him or Curtis Davies!
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16/09/2008 09:48:00

Bet we win 2-1, NRC could do with a goal too!!!
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16/09/2008 10:40:00

Curtis Davies outstanding, probably just shaded NRC as Man Of The Match. Overall though, everyone impressed. Nicky Shorey's best game for the club to date. Hopefully he silenced one or two of the knockers.
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18/09/2008 11:51:00

Yet again, proof, if ever proof were needed, that when it comes down to tactics, team-selection etc, Martin knows best. We are but mere novices, and often make ourselves look like the amateur novices we really are.
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18/09/2008 11:52:00


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