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Project Restart: Match Day at Villa Park

Many disagree with Project Restart but I suspect we are all happy that today is Match Day and Sheffield United visit Villa Park. Live Premier League action is back and after 100 long days of abstinence, we have a feast of football to look forward to during the next 6 weeks. And what better way to start off than with Aston Villa versus Sheffield United.

Belief and Heart

We need to leave the disappointment of our previous 28 games at the door. It is a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time. There is nothing we can do to influence Dean Smith’s team selection nor his tactics. Today is all about belief and heart. We the fans have had a tough season and a very tough 3 months but today that all ends. Today is the start of a new beginning for Aston Villa Football Club. Today we return! So let’s have a bit of banter, a few beers and sit back and enjoy live football and then perhaps a few more beers.

I think tonight’s game is going to be very difficult to call as both Villa and Sheffield United will be new to playing in an empty stadium. Neither team has played competitive football in over 3 months and full contact training has only started in the last couple of weeks. Project Restart has come about very quickly leaving little time for teams to prepare. So I expect to see a lack of fitness and a scrappy game. However, I also expect to see every Villa player wear the shirt with pride and at an absolute minimum, offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat. The team with the fewest errors will in all likelihood come out victorious. But just maybe I am wrong and just maybe a little magic from Grealish and McGinn will create the chances for Villa to kick off the season restart with 3 much-needed points.

The Important Stuff

TV Channel: SkySports Main Event

Check enough beer is cooling in fridge: 9am (UK), 1am (Vancouver)

Program start on Sky: 4:30pm (UK), 8:30am (Vancouver)

Aston Villa & Sheffield Utd team announcements on avfcvillablog.com: 5pm (UK), 9am (Vancouver)

Project Restart Kick-off: 6pm (UK), 10am (Vancouver)

3 points for Villa and we jump to 16th in the table: 7:50pm (UK), 11:50am (Vancouver)

Aston Villa Team Prediction

Result Prediction: 2-0

Match Odds: Aston Villa 11/5, Draw 12/5, Sheffield United 5/4

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Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Needs to get samatta on now elgazi totally anonymous

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

If this is best smith can do after 100 days its 100 too many

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Davies away off so much for seeing 2 up front ,have to search for few pics of karen

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Konsa is as poor at crossing as mutton

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Samatta vasselv trez all attacking players no point waiting we have to win

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Konsa stupid free,and then what is it with us and dodgy keepers

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Looked like Nyland carried it in to me, but maybe some justice it was never a free kick on Hause there

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Rather see Karen’s pair lol

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

Can you hear the sheffield sing no no …

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

2 decent chances for davies ,yes 1st one was offside but no confidence in him at all

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

nice turn from Davies

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

weather the start and settle in is order of business to start.

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

I have sound of a crowd but sounds wiedly echoy

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

still think a giant cardboard cut out of big ron in the holte would be a good idea

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

very strange atmostphere, if you can call it that

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

Come on you lions !

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

well if we’re confused Wilder is probably discussing with his coaches as we speak lol
Scratching his head

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

Lol

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
1 year ago

As much as I dont rate elmo ,he is a better bet at right back as any of Smith’s picks

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
1 year ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Right. Best go and switch the TV on.

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Excellent crosser of the ball too

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

Wondering if Konsa is playing RB

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
1 year ago

Perhaps there is one positive. Sheffield would not have guessed this line up.

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

Wow you do get about mate !
I thought the sun always shined in Northfield ?

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