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Aston Villa v Swans

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#1
Despite the shock home defeat to bottom club Ipswich in our last home match the away allocation tickets are sold out for Villa a week next Saturday.
It seems the Jacks enjoyed the attacking football on show last Saturday and are clamouring for more. Although one of the easier of away trips it’s still a great effort by our fans.
We will have to face a Villa team with a new manager in place for his first game, after Steve Bruce was fired, so it will be more difficult to get points there as their players will be out to impress.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#2
Villa’s last two matches Millwall 2 Villa 1, Villa 3 Preston 3
Last six form Guide -
A Villa DWLDDL 1W 3D 2L 6 Pts
Swans DLDWDL 1W 3D 2L 6 Pts
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#4
We could be facing two ex- Swans players in this match -
Striker Kevin Oghenetega Tamaraebi Bakumo-Abraham (Tammy Abraham), who had an unsuccessful season long loan period with us last season from Chelsea.
Left-back Neil Taylor, who moved to Villa in Jan 2017.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#5
Aston Villa’s ground capacity is 42,682. The number of tickets sold so far for the Swans match is 35,000. They have decided to open the Trinity Stand Upper for the first time this season due to heavy ticket demand. It was closed when they got relegated from the PL in 2016. There are plans to extend the ground to 60,000 if they get promoted.
 

keith margam

Vital Football Legend
#6
It seems that Aston VIlla have financial problems similar to the Swans. High earners on long contracts are draining club resources and the owners are having to source loans to alleviate a cash flow crisis. Villa reportedly owe up to £11m in fees for transfer signings. Here’s a sample of players wages -
Neil Taylor £30,000
Scott Hogan £35,000
James Chester £30,000
Henri Lansbury £40,000
Mile Jedinak £50,000
Micah Richards £50,000
Not as bad as the Swans highest earner Bony though, reported to be on £120,000 a week!