Date: 28th January 2013 at 5:20pm
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Ok, so here we go… back to the bread and butter. Our league survival as Newcastle United also look to halt their alarming downward spriral.

Lawro says 1-1.

He argues on http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/21171673 that Lambert needs to make up his mind what his best system and starting 11 is.

“Villa suffered another demoralising loss against Millwall in the FA Cup and I think Paul Lambert now needs to pick his best 11 players and decide on a system. And he needs to find a place in the team for Darren Bent because he is a goalscorer. Villa are playing games in the league without him, with Christian Benteke up front on his own in a 4-5-1 formation, but they are losing.”

Adding, “If I were the manager, I would think, let’s try to get Bent in the team alongside the Belgian, play our best team and see where we go from there because they are desperate for a win. They have to find a way of making it work. Both are good players and there are teams at the bottom who would love the two of them. When you have a goalscorer like Darren Bent, regardless of whether you have had a falling out with him, if he does not think he works hard enough, the most difficult position in the team is scoring goals. You might have to go back on your principles, but if you win a few games, you don’t get relegated. Get him in there.’

He predicts we might just escape.

Mystic Mug thinks Villa`s heads have gone. He hopes to be wrong but says 1-0 to Newcastle.

Lawro currently leads Mystic Mug

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