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Selection Dilemma for Smith Stick or Twist

Dean Smith as got a selection dilemma on his hands, does he stick or twist is the question, What will Dean Smith decide ahead of Everton’s visit? More importantly, what do the fans think Smith should do?. Keep things as they are for another week, or should he tweak it a little?

There are arguments and counter-arguments for both scenarios. It might be early days, but we have zero points for our efforts thus far. You’ve seen the games, and how we conceded. And no doubt reached your conclusions on what went wrong and where we can improve.

Personally, I think a little show of faith and patience in the players would serve Smith and Villa best interests at present. We were unfortunate last week and the team that played deserves a chance to make amends. I’m not convinced that dropping a player after one home game is a smart move.

The only way I can see Smith making multiple changes for games is based on him wanting to nullify the opposition. He’s generally been pretty loyal to his players in the past. And with all the talk of continuity being important, I feel he will not want to change much unless it’s absolutely necessary. He will want to get a settled side has quickly as possible. Who features in that remains to be seen.

Stick Or Twist

Having a selection dilemma is a dream position to be in for any Manager. But if you call it wrong with a full deck of cards at your disposal, you leave yourself open to critique. Smith has to make it work sooner rather than later. These are his players now, so he has to mould a competitive team out of them. And until we have seen Marvelous, Konsa, Guilbert and Targett perform, debates on selection will continue in regards who should be the first choice and who should be cover.

For all I know, last week might have been our best team. Now there’s food for thought. Well, you wouldn’t field a weakened team other than being forced through injury. Anyway, If I’m not mistaken, we have a cup game next Tuesday. So players not featuring will have a chance to impress and stake a claim for selection against Palace.

Signs Of Things To Come?

Two weeks ago everyone was buzzing about the new season. Two games later I hear murmurings of discontent. I think everyone just saw Spurs has a free hit, but last weeks loss knocked a few for six and has caused a few to get the jitters. Me I will say it over and over, last weeks game hinged on two errors. And those sort of mistakes can be ironed out.

It’s not like they ran us ragged or Alan Hutton was out of position, which we have seen in the past. The defence looks pretty solid, yeah I know we have conceded five goals. But I don’t have my heart in my mouth every time the opposition get in the final third or take a corner.

The players have had another full week together and now have a chance to put things right on Friday night. So fingers crossed we will all be happy villans Friday evening.

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Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

Me too and I was delighted for Tammy. He won a place in my heart last season and I will always support the lad in his footballing career

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Yeah but Chelsea relying on championship player aint going to end well

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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It won’t but with the transfer ban they have Fcuk all choice. It’s great for English football to see so many young English players come from the Chumps and do well in the PL. Mount, Tammy, James at Utd and hopefully Jack will show clubs you don’t have to spend 80m for quality

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Hey I wish Tammy all the best its just I remember the comments about how shit he was with Swansea

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I also remember him rejecting Wolves in Jan. Had he taken that move we would not be in PL

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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too true mate, too true

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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I’m not having that it clear Jedinak could of gone up front?

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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??

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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Villa on last tonight on MOTD Ian Wright Danny bleeding Murphy don’t expect to much praise. Gary Lineker just said Everton missed loads of chances but Villa fans won’t mind.

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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I am waiting to hear what Lineker says the day the BBC license fee is stopped

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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We got 3 points this weekend ????

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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If they are going to have women commenting on football they should at least have some women that are hot and work at a senior level in a PL football club. I can think of one that would fit the bill

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Doris the exec tea lady?

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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????????

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

Liverpool shite, how easy was that, can’t wait until we play them.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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If u can’t keep a clean sheet you will lose games. They are weak at the back and we need to exploit that ?

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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A good win at Palace could see us n the top 6

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Palace need to come back down to earth after winning at O/T. Another 3 points and putting a little bit of space between us and 18th would be most welcome.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Only two teams with the skill and ability to win at home so far this weekend in the PL. cream always rises to the top ??

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Freak result for them today we should knock the cockiness out of them

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I think we will give them a really good game. We are getting better every time we play. Another 2-0 going into the international break would be nice.
Are we now in a position where our 1st team will be all flying all over the place playing internationals?

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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They wont get us attacking them like united did so they can counter attack us, were pretty safe for 3 pts with our park the bus tactics

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Oh I dont know mate, when we feel the game is won I can see us showing a bit of swagger

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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May need Taylor to do a Coleman on Zaha but after that we will be fine

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

Tomorrow could be an exciting day at Headingley

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

I am not looking forward to playing Arsenal, they have some real quality in their team ??

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

It’s terrible that after only 3 games it is crystal clear that there are only two teams competing for the title.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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They just look so far ahead of the rest it’s scary. 3-0 could easily have been 6-0

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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The gap between 2nd and 3rd is increasing. Spurs are arguably 3rd and we held them to 1-1 till 86 mins and that was away. Liverpool are showing the Champions League was no fluke. This game will be 42 unbeaten in the PL. yesterday we were on 20 losses ???

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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Dont think we are looking that good

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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??. We need to tighten up a few things but other than that and about 800m in the next transfer window and we will be fine

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

3-0 ahead and Liverpool chasing down every ball, they look absolutely awesome.
And all you deluded ones wanted to get rid of Bruce so we could gain promotion. ??

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Ashley is a clever fcuker. He knows that with Bruce they won’t have to face the likes of Liverpool and City next season

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Haha haha, yes, and all he will need to do is sign 20 past it players on 5 year contracts, it’s that easy.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

Salah is just lucky. ?

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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yeah he must be crap Mourihio got rid of him

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Himself and De Bruyne would be lucky to get on the bench for most PL teams. Mourinho did well to get 12.5m when he sold Salah.

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago

very impressed with pool frighteningly good

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

Liverpool toying with Arsenal at the moment.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

Will these players ever learn, VAR is watching every movement and they still try and get away with it, Luis has just cost Arsenal any chance of a result.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

Newcastle fans are being very harsh on Bruce, give him about 2 seasons and see where you are then. ??

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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He will need two season with HIS team. He is having to use the players that previous muppet of a manager left him with. You can’t expect him to be able to work with them

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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That’s correct, we gave him 2 seasons to get his own team and look where he left us. Toon fans need to be patient, no easy games in this league, we go again.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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And away to Spurs tomorrow is exactly what the Toon need to calm things down and get the fans supporting Bruce ????

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Definitely. ???????

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago

Hope Ole Solskjaer is still Utd manager when we play them.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I hope Klopp is sacked when we face Liverpool ??

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Yes, he has done a brilliant job there.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

From what I have seen so far the PL is going to be a clear two horse race this season again.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Who do you fancy to challenge us then City or Liverpool.

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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?????????

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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what a goal salah

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I think it will be City. Liverpool are a little light up front

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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If only they had signed a player called Wesley, could have got him for 22mill.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Bruce signed Andy Robertson and Harry Maguire on the same day for Hull for about 4m quid LOL

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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We have yet to play in a game without scoring but you have to ask. Where will our goals come from, I just don’t see it. What was DS doing buying Wes

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Bruce got sacked for less, DS out.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Eng making a decent effort in the cricket

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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yes mate and with 2 days left they can bide their time

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I think they would prefer if there was only 1 day left. Aussies letting them get as many singles as they wanted in the hope of picking up a few wickets and to England’s credit it didn’t work. I expect tomorrow they may have a little go at Eng early on but if Eng can get another 50/70 without a wicket falling then game on

keithj
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keithj
1 year ago
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annnnnnnnnnnndd

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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Just put the fcuken mockers on it. Awful time to lose a wicket. That will give Aussies a big boost going into tomorrow.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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Shouldn’t have too many problems in getting a result againstLiverpool. ??

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I can see Taylor terrorising them down their right hand side. Wes holding the ball up and then Jota skinning Virgil. This game is really simple after all.

Muz1
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Muz1
1 year ago
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My thoughts exactly.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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And Trez and Elmo will know Salah’s weaknesses from playing with Egypt. The Liverpool game should be one we are targeting to really drive up our goal difference.

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

Jaysus, Stoke on 1 point after 5 games and having conceded 15 goals. Butland was my number 1 choice for keeper and I wanted us to spend the 20m.

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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Forest beat Fulham

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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So glad we are not fighting it out in the Chumps

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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I didn’t realise how much back to back coverage of PL is on TV. Villa v Everton, Norwich v Chelsea, Utd v Palace and now Liverpool v Arsenal has just kicked off. Barely any time to do anything else.

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago

We are 15th now

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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We would be bloody 14th if JCV hasn’t been willing Palace to win. ??

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

So is Palace away another game like Bournemouth that we should be winning ?

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

FCuk

AVFCVillablog
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1 year ago
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Pogba reason for Equalizer and reason for Palace’s

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago
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DeGea wasn’t great either

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
1 year ago

Debbie does druids heath ???

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

Ref trying to save Utd’s blushes by not giving a pen LOL

Begley
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Begley
1 year ago

All 5 PL games today are currently away wins. Will Arsenal end Liverpool’s 41 game record

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