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Millwall vs Aston Villa: Open Match Thread & Live Blog

All the updates and comments as the Championship winds down

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Live Blog

Timestamps are in UK time, and remember to refresh!

14:27: OH MAN IT’S NOT DEAD. Ipswich draw with Middlesbrough and will face Villa in the play-offs.

14:23: Match ends. Millwall invade pitch after a glorious season, Villa will face Derby in the play-offs. This league is on cocaine.

14:20: Blues score another, Bolton score. It’s gone mad again.

14:18: GOOD GOD. Derby 4-1 up. Middlesbrough concede again, Bolton 2-2, Fulham grab a goal back against Blues.

14:16: LEGENDARY. Mark Bunn saves the penalty, and saves the rebound, before clearning the third effort. Villa or Millwall chuck a flare on the pitch. It’s party time.

14:14: A handball given away by Villa, another penalty. Good lord.

14:04: Kodjia, Adomah and Hogan come off for Grealish, Grabban and Snodgrass. Also, Middlesbrough have scored. We’re playing them in the play-offs now.

14:01: FOREST SCORE. 1-1 with Bolton. THIS LEAGUE IS HOT.

14:01: Derby score their third and will play Villa in the play-off semi final as things stand. MADNESS

14:00: GOD. BOLTON HAVE SCORED. Burton and Barnsley now going down as it stands.

13:58: BIG MOOD

13:54: Burton equalise at Deepdale. They are staying up as it stands. What a turn around.

13:51: It sounds like Fulham are being dragged into a streetfight over at St Andrews, and they are getting uncomfortable. 62 minutes gone at The Deb, with Villa chasing Fulham

13:48: It’d be very cool if we brought Matija Sarkic on for his Villa debut in goal.

13:46: Derby go two up against Barnsley. Wow. They are equal on goal difference with Middlesbrough.

13:45: More Steve Bruce praise from your Holtecast co-host

13:44: OH CHRISTMAS. Josh Onomah came very close with a wicked shot from 18 yards out.

13:43: Red card in the Burton game as a Preston player collects a second-yellow for diving. Villa still a goal behind at The Den, with the match already petering out.

13:35: The second-half has kicked off. Villa a goal down as the Championship falls into madness.


13:18: Halftime at the Den. Millwall one up against Villa. Birmingham have scored two against Fulham.

13:11: Hogan and Kodjia switch sides again.

13:11: This is a bad take.

13:04: Josh Onomah fluffs his lines as Villa spring back. Kodjia finds him open in the box and the Tottenham loanee should have hit the ball with more fury.

13:01: 1-0 to Millwall. Mark Bunn dives the wrong way and Millwall take the lead through Sean Williams

13:01: Millwall penalty. Henri Lansbury charges down a Millwall man in the box. AVFC have NOT conceded a goal from a penalty all season

13:00: Preston take the lead against everyone’s favourite team, Burton Albion. At the AVFC game, James Chester has cleared the lines for Villa once more.

12:55: Hogan heads the ball at the keeper. He’s VIlla’s winger now. Kodjia’s in the middle!

12:52: Villa still looking for a way in. It’s scrappy. Also, Sunderland are beating Wolves.

12:49: Adomah and Kodjia come close for Villa. Still 0-0.

12:48: And Birmingham take the lead against Fulham. MADNESS.

12:47: A middling game for Villa right now, not much of note happening. Derby have taken the lead in their game and need a single goal to overtake Boro.

12:41: Middlesbrough are losing to Ipswich. Big goal for Derby County.

12:39: Over in Birmingham, Fulham have went close. It’s all kicking off around the league as we approach ten minutes at The Den.

12:38: Due to a colour-clash, Villa are playing in their claret home shirts, paired with the away shorts. Friends, it’s a good look. I’m here for it.

12:30: Kick-off in Villa’s final league game of the season against Millwall. Bree, Chester and Jedinak in the middle with Hutton on the left make up the defense. Conor Hourihane, Henri Lansbury and Josh Onomah are in the midfield. Adomah and Kodjia are on the wings and Scott Hogan leads the line. Mark Bunn is in goal

Despite all the changes, it’s still a very good side for Villa.

12:22: I’m not against it.

12:12: What’s more, the Championship is DONE with the ‘B’ teams. Two teams out of Bolton, Birmingham, Barnsley and Burton, and Reading can get relegated depending on results. Birmingham face Fulham, Cardiff face Reading, so the relegation battle and the fight for 2nd place could be decided at the same time

12:11: We’ve got a mad, mad final day. While Villa and Millwall are pretty much staying put, Derby and Preston will be fighting it out for the final play-off spot. Fulham and Cardiff are duking it out for 2nd place. A win for Cardiff seals it, but if Fulham win and Cardiff drop points, it’s the play-offs for the Bluebirds.

12:00: Steve Bruce, what a guy.

11:38: Aston Villa make EIGHT whole changes to the side. Woah. Play-offs, much?


Hi! We’ve performed a bit of spring cleaning over at 7500 To Holte. With a focus on the community, we’ve implemented this match thread to discuss the game. So, if you’ve got something to say about the match, leave a note here! If you’ve no idea what to say, why not try these prompts on for size:

  • What are your prediction for today’s match?
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TV and Streaming

Location: The Den, London, England

Kick-off time: 12.30 pm UK, 7.30 am Eastern, 4.30 am Pacific

Weather: It’s blisteringly hot over England. Mediterranean.

Available TV: No traditional TV in the UK or US.

Available video streaming: AVTV, Millwall iFollow

Other listings are available from

Available radio: BBC WM 95.6 FM (not online), AVTV (If audio doesn’t work, try using Safari).

Twitter: You can find our live updates @7500toHolte, and we’d also recommend @VillaReport for updates as well.