What is going on in training ? Already Clark out and now more doubts.
This is a vital game as we all know and it appears we will be having some injury doubts
FULL TIME – THANK GOD
90 – SEVEN mins extra time
85 – A few half chances for both but game meanders on
76 – Bent in real trouble after an awful landing on his ankle, coming off for N’Zog and bad injuries pile up. If this is ligament trouble may struggle to play again this season
73 – Positive change – Ireland on for Gardner
70 – Yep Heskey on,for Albrighton – Don’t know what your doing from Villa fans
64 – Now cuellar booked for kicking the ball away, how can there have been 5 bookings in THIS game
62 – Slightly opening up and hutton becomes 4th Villa to get a booking
55 – few Wigan corners, defended well, thats it
49 – Gabby booked now, three bookings in a nothing game
46 – From a freekick Cuellar has a free header and should have scored, more energy to the team
16:02 – SECOND HALF kicks off no changes and Villa out very early, a bollocking ??
HALF TIME – It is not like we have been poor and created a little but the whole game is abysmal to watch. I always say that pace is the key and this game has none at all. If this continues then may struggle for 100 words for a match report never mind 200 !
39 – A corner to villa and cuellar heads wide, thats it
35 – Collins booked and can not say just how dreadful this game is
28 – Given is looking uncertain as Albrighton gives a freekick and gets a yellow to the danger man Moses
22 – Is anyone going to tackle ? Slow, ponderous, Keane looks most likely for us. good game for Gardner and Bannan to play
16 – Nice passage of play and Warnock put through but shot in side netting
14 – Bent clear and should have scored, good save but should have been put away
8 – All Wigan now and far too slow from Villa but a Keane bumbled shot goes wide on a counter attack
3 – Looks a simple 442 with Gabby and Albrighton left and right, early pressure from Wigan through Moses
15:01 – Kick OFF
14:57 – about to kick off with one of the most inexperienced midfields we have had
14:10 – So no one would have guessed that team eh ? It looks attacking and against Wigan lack of defensive cover not so vital. We wanted the homegrown players to start and three of them are os up to them to show it.
14:03 – TEAM
VILLA: Given, Hutton, Collins, Cuellar, Warnock, Albrighton, Bannan, Gardner, Agbonlahor, Bent, Keane.
Subs: Guzan, Herd, Ireland, Heskey, Baker, N’Zogbia, Weimann
simple 442 and N’Zog is the sacrifice for Gabby to return, very inexperienced central two and no Ireland. Gabby is captain.
13:37 – further confirmations that Heskey will start and it is likely that Warnock could have to play central midfield with the injuries
13:00 – With Clark, Delph and Dunne already out news came through this morning that it is unlikely Petrov will play and Gardner has a knock as well. you do have to query why now we are having these injuries like last season a lot in training. After his trip to the States are we training like NFL players ?
So it may well be that Herd is chucked straight in and with some info that Heskey could start the team could be anything. Added to this that Gabby is carrying a knock I do hope that we start off fast.