Team: Johnstone Hutton Chester Elphick Taylor Bjarnason Lansbury Jedinak Hourihane Kodjia Hogan
Bench: Bunn Baker Amavi Grealish Adomah Bacuna Gardner
Unless Baker has a problem can't understand why Elphick is replacing him.
We need a decent performance and if we get that we have a chance of a result. Not holding my breath.
1-0 to them at half time. We had better find our scoring boots or the wretched run will continue. Didn't expect a result, but hope springs eternal!
2-0. Definitely not the better team now. Good players (mainly). Wrong positions and the attack is pathetic; Hogan policed by 3 players and nobody else in sight.
Nothing changes from before the game. We need to stick together and get behind the team, most of us didn't expect to win today.
I'm sure the kids on Twitter will scream for a change, but this will do no good.
We have to stick with Bruce or the merry go round will go on and on.
Still cannot get my head around how so many manager's have come to Villa with good reputation's and cv's but after the initial 5 or so game's we as a team seem to lose our way .
This has got me thinking that Villa is a manager's grave yard or the poison challis for manager's
May be it is just me over thinking thing;s ? .
Easy to say but hard to do all Villa fan's need to get behind our manager and player's now more than ever hope the substitution's were not for long term injuries .
We have to just keep on getting behind the team and hope our luck change's soon and we get a formation that work's and our player's start playing as a team not as individual's .
Gabby's out for some more weeks. Kodjia might have picked up some injury. So we may not have a recognised forward available, apart from Davis. As we never give them the ball maybe it won't make any difference.
I'd be surprised if there isn't another manager being thought of as plan B. If the objective is just to get to the end of the season then regroup then maybe not, But I think that's dangerous; we should be using the rest of this season as preparation for next, not just survival. I suspect Xia has a red line, and it's well before the end of the season. Sooner rather than later in fact.
Going down is still not likely. We have a buffer, and have still to play most of the teams at the bottom.
Kozak's injured for the rest of the season; had an operation on his ankle a couple of weeks ago.