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Aston Villa 0-2 Middlesbrough (EFL Cup)| Elphick the clown!!

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Hi guys Milan here and This is a blog talking about the third round of the EFL Cup and there’s been some drama so far and speaking of drama let’s start with my team Aston Villa.

Patrick Bamford scored twice as Middlesbrough beat 10-man Aston Villa to reach the fourth round of the Carabao Cup.

This game shows that with Tommy Elphick and Chris Samba in defence, we will lose the game and it has shown as Middlesbrough knocked us out of the the cup. First half was not exciting at all but we was doing alright, I mean we wasn’t creating any chances but we was staying in the game and trying to exploit a weakness.

1st goal went in a one man that we’ve been criticising him for a long time. Tommy Elphick who bottled it a brought down Bamford and got a second yellow and he got sent off. Elphick is a player that I’ve completely misjudged because somehow the desire and passion he had when he guided Bournemouth to the Premier League seemed to disappear since coming to Villa. He needs to sort it out before Steve Bruce gives him the bullet.

2nd goal went in when again, Patrick Bamford puts the nail in the coffin and send us out of the EFL Cup and we had no pray of getting back into this game. We seem to be half asleep half the time like these teams are taking performing enhancers and we taking bloody sleeping pills before the game.

Let’s hope that this doesn’t make a toxic atmosphere again and we can kick on the season and concentrate on the Championship and we can build our momentum and achieve minimum play offs. UTV!!

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Aston Villa 0-0 Middlesbrough| Only positive is Birmingham losing

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I’m not happy at all from these two games against Brenford and Boro and in this game we was better then Boro and we should of got the 3 points tonight.

Loads of boos after the game again and it’s getting toxic again and I thought we got rid of the toxic atmosphere but the bottom line is 1 win in 7 games which is shocking for our standards.

Steve Bruce actually picked a good side and the right formation so…. he must listened to the fans from the Brentford game. We had Hogan Adomah and our main man Kodija on the bench tonight and we was confident coming into this game. First half was interesting as former Villa flop, Adama Traore got a straight red card after 4 minutes which gives us an advantage to attack Boro.

Like I said in my preview we want to beat Brentford and drew to Boro but after that game it would off been a draw to Brentford and a beat Boro and that would mean the pressure would be off Steve Bruce.

Speaking of Steve Bruce I have to put some comments on him because he’s been criticised by certain few fickle Villa fans watching the game. We all know he plays negative football and organises the defence really well, but it’s shade of Di Matteo when he struggled to get the team to get to play well and get a good result.

Hope that we can get wins together like Barnsley away, Forest at home and Burton away so we need to get those points to climb the table.

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Aston Villa VS Middlesbrough Preview

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Another game and another preview for Aston Villa as they face Promotion favourites Middlesbrough at home.

This is a massive game for this club because this game may decide on where we will finish and also may decide on the position of the manager Steve Bruce.

The 0-0 draw against Brentford was awful and I was watching that game and we was lucky to get a point, but we was should be getting 3 points against Brentford and a draw against Boro would be good for us but this is a must win game tonight.

There was loads of fans who are against Steve Bruce afater the Brentford game is understandable because we was playing negative football and not creating anything in the final third. Sam Johnstone and John Terry was key to keep us in the game because without them we would of lost that game.

Boro are in fantastic form so far this season with Assombalonga in form, former Villa player Adama Traore is in good form and other players are playing with confidence. With Andre Green, Kienan Davis and Josh Onomah all carrying injuries and they are three young players with bags of potential.

We have some good news as Jedinak was on the bench against Brentford and Kodija is back to full fitness as he played for the U23 squad for Villa and he will come back.

My prediction for this game will be a 1-1 draw but I want a 2-1 win for Villa.

 

 

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Premier League 16/17 predictions #1

Hi guys Milan here and I have returned with the Premier League predictions for the first week of the season.

Hull City VS Leicester City

First game of the season will start with the the return of Hull City without Steve Bruce and the reining champions that are Leicester City. Vardy is Leicester’s only hope now as Kante is gone to Chelsea and Mahrez is likely to leave. Hull will struggle this season without Steve Bruce but they still have some decent players in that squad and they might surprise teams. They need to find a good manager that will tell the players to give it there all and keep them in the Premier League.

I think Leicester will win 3-1.

Burnley VS Swansea City

Burnley are back in the Premier League and I hope they stay because they was unlucky to get relegated and with a star player like Andre Gray they can rely on him to get the goals. Swansea lost Andre Ayew who was there top scorer last season which is a massive blow but with a striker like Llorente who knows where the back of the net is. But they are going to lose Ashley Williams to Everton which is massive to Swansea’a first team, but they are getting a new striker as well so they will get goals.

I think this will be a 1-1 draw.

Crystal Palace VS West Bromich Albion

Losing FA Cup finalist have been busy in the transfer window with some new players. Pardew has to make sure they don’t lose Bolasie to Everton because he is important to this Crystal Palace team. West Brom has to make sure he keeps Berahino at the club and also they need to play a different style of football instead of parking the bus and make things difficult for the opponent.

I think Palace will win comfortably 2-0.

Everton VS Tottenham Hotspur

Ronald Koeman is Everton’s new manager and they have already lost Stones but they are in for Williams which is a good signing for them. Everton will do well this season I think if they keep Lukaku then they will do well this season. Spurs on the other hand finished 3rd last season but for Kane and Alli having bad tournament for England I don’t know if they will return to good form.

I think Spurs will win 2-1 away to Everton.

Middlesbrough VS Stoke City

Boro are back in the Premier League and I’m happy to see a team return to the top flight of English football. They have made some good signings and I think they will survive in the Premier League. Last season this was the best Stoke City team I’ve seen in a long time under Mark Hughes. I think Stoke will finish higher then last season if they have some consistent form in games.

I think this will be a 2-1 win for Stoke City. 

Southampton VS Watford

Without Koeman, Pelle, Mane and Wanyama I think Southampton might struggle. But I think they still have a good team and they can get results. Watford  on the other hand have a new manager and they might surprise teams again like they did with Ighalo and Deeney. I think Watford will have a relegation battle this season but I might be proven wrong.

I think it will it will be a 2-0 win for Southampton.

Manchester City VS Sunderland

Man City have ended their Pellegrini era and I think with Pep in charge Man City will play more quality football. Aguero will score goals to try carrying the team to the title again and the new signings will do well in this Premier League season. Sunderland is without Big Sam as he is now England manager, now they have David Moyes now and I think they might play good football under him.

I think Man City will win 4-0.

AFC Bournemouth VS Manchester United

Jose Mourinho will kick off his Premier League season at Manchester United and they have spend a lot of money on players. Ibrahimovic is in good form after scoring the winner against Leicester City in the FA Community Shield. Pogba returns to Man United (I’ve done a blog about that so check that out) and other players who are willing to win the title. Bournemouth is in their second season of the Premier League and I think they will struggle but we will see what happens.

I think Man United will win 3-0.

Arsenal VS Liverpool

This is a big game for both clubs and also bad news as well because both teams want to get off to a winning start. Arsenal needs to find a top class striker either partner Giroud or replace him. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool team is in really good form as they smash Barcelona 4-0 which is unbelievable but then lost 4-0 to 04 Mainz which is embarrassing. 

I think this game will be a 2-2 draw but I think Liverpool will snatch a late winner.

Chelsea VS West Ham United

Chelsea kick off their Antonio Conte era with a home game to West Ham. Kante will hopefully start because he’s a premier league winner and Michy Batshuayi in my opinion he will do well and could partner Diego Costa or just have one striker up front. West Ham will have to wait till they play there home game at the Olympic Stadium. Payet will be the star player hopefully and they might challenge for top 4.

I think Chelsea will win 2-1 against West Ham.

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