Date: 3rd February 2008 at 11:11am
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We’ve temporarily lost our match preview man, although I’m sure murph will be returning soon.

Meanwhile, I’m too lazy to start doing them again – you see the dedication?!?

What has surprised me is that Mark Lawrenson hasn’t tipped us to win, we have been tipped by him so many times this season and then we come to a game I think we SHOULD win and he says 1-1.

Adding on the BBC site: ‘When you look at the players available to Fulham, you have to think that they are not good enough to stay in the premier League. They need three or four wins on the spin and I cannot see that happening.’

Adding, ‘Villa seem to take giant steps forward and then have a little setback and I feel that they are maybe a couple of players short of being a very good team.’

Certainly can’t help but carry on thinking ‘if only’ with the transfer window, Jermain Defoe yesterday for example looked on hot form and my old favourite Milan Baros didn’t look too shabby either. HOWEVER, having consulted with Mystic Mug, he says 2-0 to the Villa.

You’re not going to argue with Mystic Mug now are you?

Ashley Young misses today’s game due to suspension for five yellow cards. Wayne Routledge could go straight into the team and John Carew is fit despite rumours earlier in the week that he had picked up an injury in training.

Aston Villa: Carson, Taylor, Mellberg, Laursen, Davies, Knight, Bouma, Routledge, Gardner, Petrov, Hokey-Cokey, Barry, Berger, Osbourne, Agbonlahor, Carew, Harewood, Moore, Salifou, Maloney (Or is he still injured?).