Date: 21st November 2019 at 7:45am
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Aston Villa will be boosted by the return of influential captain Jack Grealish for our trip to Villa Park.

The 24-year-old has trained all week and is ready to make his comeback in what is a crunch tie for both teams.

We head into this game looking for a third win a row while Villa seek to avoid a fourth successive defeat.

The return of Grealish does slightly dampen our chances and increase theirs – as he has had a strong start to the season.

The Birmingham-born midfielder, who is valued at £22.4m, has two goals and three assists, and this form has led to calls for him to be in the England squad.

Villa have certainly missed him – especially in their last match against Wolves, where the Villains were torn apart and lacked any real creativity.

However, just because Grealish is back does not mean I am not confident we will win.

The recent upturn in form has been impressive, and we head to Villa Park knowing we can extend our winning run.

Are you worried about the return of Grealish?

Yes, he has the talent to cause us problems

Yes, he has the talent to cause us problems

No, he isn't that good

No, he isn't that good

Steve Bruce will also want to show Villa they were wrong to sack him by getting one over on them.

Grealish is a quality payer, and we will have to deal with him, but on the counter-attack, I think we will have enough to come away from the Midlands with another three points – setting is up perfectly for the visit of Manchester City.

 
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2 Replies to “News: Aston Villa handed major boost as £22.4m man set to return for crunch Newcastle clash”

  • Villa fan who comes in peace, which Im sure you are aware, after recent banter & hostility from some on both sides, I think I need to say first. Grealish return for us is absolutely no guarantee of us winning, as you correctly pointed out, but he should make us stronger in terms of composure, ball retention & he seems to bring the best out of John McGinn, who is a real danger you have to look out for from our midfield. Douglas Luiz is the cream of the mid for me though. He makes the game look easy & has pinged in a couple of lovely goals too. Not sure who is best stat wise, but for me, he is the best footballer at the club. Despite that, we do struggle when Grealish is out, so maybe I’m being overly cautious not to be too Praiseworthy just because he is one of our own. I suppose time will tell when Luiz gets up to full speed with the Prem. Nakamba is decent enough but can be a little rash. So he WILL get booked, lol. Defensively, our left is your best bet. Although Mings is that side, he is often pulled out of position due to the lack of quality of Targett & Taylor. Guilbert on the other side has surprised me with his quality. The right side of defence is open, depending on whether Engels plays or if its Kozra. Engels is quality & has formed a solid partnership with Mings. Kozra is young & while has ability, he is raw & prone to a mistake. Up front, the big Brazilian Wesley is inconsistent. He is a handful because he is a unit, but I don’t think he has caught up with the pace of the Prem yet. Left side, Trezeguet is lazy tracking back but has a dribble on him. Jota is creative but lacks a little pace. El Ghazi is a jack of all trades but has not hugely exceptional ability to point out. Although 6’2” for a winger is pretty rare, so there is that, lol. I think that covers about everybody who might play, but Im bound to have missed players like Hause (CD) & Hourihane (CM), but I don’t think we will see them tbh. As for your boys, I dont know too much about them, but Lascelles looks good. I like him. Good all round defender. Saint-Maxime looks decent too. Rapid from what I have seen. I cant say I know too much about the others so I wont guess. Now, managerially, fully expect a VERY defensive set-up to try not to lose, as opposed trying to win. Brice had a tendency when with us to set up ultra defensive when playing a previous team, especially if he has beef (cabbbage-gate, lol). This may pay off if you sit ultra deep & then use pace against us, but don’t expect ANY efforts to go out & play football to win. Not from him against us in my very humble opinion. I cant say Im overly confident because one, I don’t know much about your squads overall ability & two, form is not on our side & is on yours. Although we have had to play a few strong teams recently, so its a tad skewed, especially as we have good accounts in all of those games. Well, thats a non biased Villa viewpoint of our game & hope you take the comments in the positive spirit intended. I wish you boys luck for the season, except when you play us of course, lol. And I hope some of the individual idiots from both sets of fans don’t ruin things on this comments section & at the game. Oh, & I hope VAR doesn’t ruin the game for either side either & the game is settled by the football & not some idiot jobsworth on the sidelines who doesn’t understand the rules. Apologies for the long post. Peace out chaps & chappesses & everything in-between.

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