FA Cup - Fifth Round - CM Vipers v Aston Villa
Live ChatBox Kick Off: Friday 8th April: 12PM
Club: Aston Villa.
Manager: Eddie Howe.
Form: W7, D5, L15.
Star Players: Brad Guzan (GK), Ron Vlaar (DC), Gabriel Agbonlahor (FRLC).
Top Scorer: Gabriel Agbonlahor - 9.
Top Assists: Charles N'Zogbia - 6.
Top Av R: Libor Kozak - 7.50.
Cup Tied: N/A.
Injured: Ashley Westwood (DMC).
Doubts: Joe Cole (AMRLC).
Club: CM Vipers.
Manager: The Gaffer.
League: League Two.
Form: W21, D8, L2.
Star Players (by form): Jesus (MC), AJ (SC), Goofy (GK).
Top Scorer: Janis89 - 21.
Top Assists: Jesus - 12.
Top Av R: Goofy - 7.87.
Suspended: Dermotron (DC).
Cup Tied: N/A.
Doubts: Baz, trunky.
A two game break for the first team players should have given them plenty of time to prepare for a first ever visit of a Premiership side in Aston Villa. However, a mixture of injuries, suspensions and inability to rotate the squad mean that The Gaffer hasn't been able to approach this game as he would have liked.
The biggest example is the situation of the two left-backs at the club. An injury to trunky has meant that Baz has had to play every game of late despite not being full fit himself. trunky has now returned to training but currently stands at 87% while Baz is only 92% fit. While Baz has been solid at left-back, The Gaffer doesn't half wish to have players who are 100% fit for these sort of occasions.
Also missing will be Dermotron which is a huge boost for merkezkerem, particularly as Dermotron had recently played his way back up the pecking order after the past two appearances.
Have those who have stepped in as 'fringe' players used their game time to their advantage to break into the starting eleven? One man who certainly has is Goofy despite a failure to keep a clean sheet in either of his previous two starts.
Probable Starting XI
ebfatz - vinjwoods - merkezekrem - Baz
Shermaldo - Bevchenko - batman
Bench: Erkifino, BobMem, Craig Forrest, Kaneman, pyromyst, Robaldo1, Janis89.
"While Baz has been solid at left back"???
No mention of me being as solid is there. I wonder who the bosses favourite Welsh left back is...
Not fit am I ...pity...
Booo vinjwoods! BOOO!
We must be close Gaffer? I've had two 8s in the last five haven't I?
You need to get fit Trunky I need a break haha. Bring on the Villains.
So a 6 in the next game for vin puts us level.
*yet again hoping for a 5-4 victory
Still mnaging to hold on to the right back spot.
I better play well.
Ready with a big boost!
Star player checking in.
Reporting for training - although I can't even get on the bench for the "giant killing"
boooo how do i not even make the bench?
As of what I know, I got a 7 last game and ebfatz got a 6. Hence, I'm here for training and confident to get some minutes.
ready to slay the giants, c'mon Vipers
*Hopes the gaffer has been saving him for the big game
How to tell this is going to be easy? Agbonlahor is a "star"player!
left foot, right foot
"I Have Some Pegs Belonging to You".
oi oi . i'm here finally
I feel a little pressure from the bench here..... but its fine Im playing so I will be getting up off it a good 90mins before Bob
I don't think Ive got OCD but I will just triple check