Some important questions to ponder going into the match against Newcastle:
- How long until a defender gets hurt and Eric Lichaj comes off the bench?
- Will we see good Blazing Roaches, or is that just a two-game sort of streak?
- Is it possible to watch an entire match with your eyes closed?
- How many gods are available to which we can direct prayers?
Aston Villa Starting XI (presented in no particular order as I'm in a hurry): Brad Guzan, Ron Vlaar [c], Ciaran Clark, Joe Bennett, Nathan Baker, Matthew Lowton, Ashley Westwood, Barry Bannan, Charles N'Zogbia, Christian Benteke, Darren Bent
Substitutes (from): Shay Given, Stephen Ireland, Eric Lichaj, Brett Holman, Gabby Agbonlahor, Andreas Weimann, Jordan Bowery
Newcastle United Starting XI: Krul; Debuchy, S.Taylor, Coloccini (c), Santon; Perch, Cabaye; Gouffran, Sissoko, Gutierrez; Cisse
Substitutes (from): Harper, Yanga-Mbiwa, Williamson, Bigirimana, Anita, Sammy Ameobi, Shola Ameobi.
Yes, Newcastle have first names. Yes, I know many of them. Yes, I'm lazy right now.