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Aston Villa Vs. Blackburn Rovers: Open Thread, Lineups, Where On Earth Is Barry Bannan?

Aston Villa are set to play Blackburn Rovers for the 4,267 time this season, which is sure to cause a wave of excitement for fans of both teams, I'm sure. And whatever you do, don't start looking at the Premier League table. It's just not worth it. The strain on your heart will be way too much.

Aston Villa Starting XI: Friedel; Walker, Dunne, Clark, Baker; Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Pires, Downing; Young; Bent.

Bench:Marshall, Agbonlahor, Herd, Petrov, Bradley, Heskey, Delph.

Blackburn Starting XI: Robinson, Salgado, Nelsen, Jones, Grella, Olsson, Andrews, Hanley, Pedersen, Emerton, Santa Cruz.

Bench:Bunn, Givet, Kalinic, Nzonzi, Benjani, Roberts, M Diouf.

I have already exerted every bit of energy I have throwing stuff around this apartment. I am frustrated to no end. Pires?