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Aston Villa vs. Aston Villa Rezzies

Villa Park

07/11/2009

1500 GMT

Welcome Home Zat! (Bolton Preview)

Jonathan Fear, I want a pay rise. I feel somewhat alarmed that this is my third, yes, my THIRD article within a week. Following my debut on Vital Bolton, and the WHAM! preview, here I am again to irritate your eyes once more although it is a shorter one this time.

Aston Villa finally return home after an arduous road trip that has seen unexpected victory, dismal derby draws, cup drama and well (apologies for the re-use of the word) a dismal defeat at the hands of Wet Spam Untied.

Martin O`Neill will be hoping for home comforts as face after familiar face return to Villa Park as we see:

Villa
Bolton
Gavin Mac?
Preview!

Vital Quotes:

Oh Martin O`Neill is in fighting mood, especially after the last gasp goal that saw him fail at Upton Park against an under-strength West Ham side.

"'I am delighted to be at home, really pleased. It's been ages since the Chelsea game.
'I think four consecutive away games, including the Carling Cup, was a daunting task for us and we nearly came through it unbeaten."


He didn`t actually mention Bolton Wanderers on a whole, however he did mention his decision to allow former Villan Gary Cahill to depart Birmingham for the North West.

"Have I any regrets that Cahill left? No."

"He wasn't exactly kicked out of the door, but Gary got to the stage where he wanted to play first-team football.

"He felt he wasn't going to get that in the coming weeks or months on a regular basis at Villa and, if we couldn't keep him, then we don't really want to stop people from making progress.

"Bolton, Birmingham and Sheffield United were interested. Bolton paid us £5million for the lad plus the sell-on fee and we were happy to do it.

"He was happy to go, we are happy and we still remain happy with the situation."

Well that`s that then. It`s just a damn shame it took so long to finally work out what to do with the centre back issue!

*****

According to Vital Bolton, Gary Megson has been in fine enthusiastic and positive mood about his sides chances:

"On their home patch, they are as strong as you can come across."

"Martin has brought in some really good players, some defensive players and it looks very solid.

"In the middle of the park it`s hardworking, with a bit of flair down both sides, and they have got the balance up top with Agbonlahor`s pace and the strength of Heskey and Carew."


Thanks Gary, that`s all the encouragement we need!

Aston Villa Team News:

Ah now Carlos Cuellar comes back just in time to likely replace Habib Beye who managed to say Bye Beye against West Ham. Hopefully we may well give Luke Young a whirl but I doubt it.

Silly-Stan Petrov is also booked, his lunging tackle on I think Scott Parker (though lets face it, he often deserves it) means he sits this one out. Nige Reo-Coker hopefully to come in to replace. Emile Heskey (hooray!) James Milner and Craig Gardner are doubts.

If anyone has seen Moustapha Salifou can you let the club know? I checked the lost property office at work and he`s not there.

Player to watch: The unfilled gap at right back.

Carlos or Luke? I guarantee whatever the majority want, the man who thought Heskey could play left wiing will think the opposite!

Aston Villa Rezzies Team News:

Villa`s chances are dented by the news that former left back Jlloyd Samuel is suspended. Again from reading Vital Bolton (I suggest you take a look they are hilarious,) neither of their current full-backs are strong.

Sadly the wonderfully named Danny Shittu is injured.

Player to watch: Zat Knight

In your last game against us Zat, you scored an own goal. Same again! Expect the likes of Gabby to have a tough time against the big man.

Also, welcome back!

Useless Facts

Blimey, finding music from Bolton was tough going! It is however fitting to how we often feel whenever the Aston Villa starting line-up is announced.



Other famous Boltonianons include Fred Dibnah, Sara Cox (I would), Peter and his brother Vernon Kay not to mention football legend Jason Wilcox.

Bolton is not a palindrome of Ipswich (only Monty Python fans will understand that.)

Zat Knight is not called Zack (insider joke?)

My shoes hurt! Apart from that, Bolton is twinned with Le Mans, which is famous for environmentalists or something.

Ref Watch:

The ref for the match is none other than the ever efficient and talented…

cyclist Chris Hoy!

Apologies, it`s actually Chris Foy who I am reliably informed by t`internet is a scouser, and he`s gone card happy prior to Christmas. Mr Foy has amassed 40 yellows in just 12 matches.

Match Prediction:

Well my 1-0 prediction didn`t work so it`s a John Carew treble hat-trick in a Villa 485-391.4 win.

Next Fixtures:

Off to Burnley on the 21st, so that`s a loss…I mean er, can we buck the trend that happens up there?

PLEASE IF YOU ARE TRAVELLING TO VILLA PARK, THE ARMED FORCES ARE COLLECTING FOR THE POPPY APPEAL. FORGOE ONE PINT AND DONATE THAT MONEY TO THE BRITISH LEGION!




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Date:Friday November 6 2009

Time: 7:22PM

Your Comments

Sarah Cox... agreed Murph, well worth it. 1-0 either way in a rather dull affair.
The Fear
Sarah Cox... agreed Murph, well worth it. 1-0 either way in a rather dull affair.
The Fear
we hve got to win tis game!! we hve tied our past 2 nd lost our last game. I would like MON to play Cuellar nd Reo-Coker i would even give Delph a chance as well,, other wise we jst wont win like wise with the 4-4-2 formation
__villa__
we hve got to win tis game!! we hve tied our past 2 nd lost our last game. I would like MON to play Cuellar nd Reo-Coker i would even give Delph a chance as well,, other wise we jst wont win like wise with the 4-4-2 formation
__villa__
would like to see Reo and Delph brought into the middle with Young in at right back and us playing 4-5-1 with Heskey and Carew on the bench. with Gabby a lone striker supported by Ash and maybe a start for our young winger who's name i can't remember at the moment. We have injuries to players and suspensions so why not play some of our talented youth! I hope the team is smarting from our loss at Spam and come out roaring to a 2-0 win.
holte ender 1969
would like to see Reo and Delph brought into the middle with Young in at right back and us playing 4-5-1 with Heskey and Carew on the bench. with Gabby a lone striker supported by Ash and maybe a start for our young winger who's name i can't remember at the moment. We have injuries to players and suspensions so why not play some of our talented youth! I hope the team is smarting from our loss at Spam and come out roaring to a 2-0 win.
holte ender 1969
4-2 thriller to the Villa. better be, its live on FSC @ 7am (so good news for them internet streams, cough cough) - my little lady hates having to cook my breakie that early
Lost_In_Ca
4-2 thriller to the Villa. better be, its live on FSC @ 7am (so good news for them internet streams, cough cough) - my little lady hates having to cook my breakie that early
Lost_In_Ca
Looks like a good team holte ender 1969 i think your talking about albrighton . Played great against Porto and Juve but wont get picked against Bolt on .
Doug4ever
Looks like a good team holte ender 1969 i think your talking about albrighton . Played great against Porto and Juve but wont get picked against Bolt on .
Doug4ever
yep Albrighton, thanks Doug4ever. Well sometimes when you have injuries and suspensions these youngsters get the odd chance dont they. UTV.
holte ender 1969
yep Albrighton, thanks Doug4ever. Well sometimes when you have injuries and suspensions these youngsters get the odd chance dont they. UTV.
holte ender 1969
Nice team, 1969. Shame it won't happen.
SuperTommyJohnson
Nice team, 1969. Shame it won't happen.
SuperTommyJohnson
 

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