Aston Villa at Newcastle: Live updates, team news and Villa banter

I honestly don't know what is going to happen today, do you? I bet you don't and when was the last time you could say that about Aston Villa?

Under O'Neill, we knew what we were going to get but under MacDonald, we don't and I quite like that. For sure, the bubble will burst one day but I just hope it isn't today and you know what, I don't think it will be, but I'm an optimist.


I don't think we will lose because Newcastle, in terms of players, look very much like the side that got relegated and while St James' Park isn't an easy place to go, our manager knows the importance of playing at places like this and has even spoken about it in his pre-match press conference.

Our caretaker manager has a plan.

Live Updates

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Team News

Big Brad, Luke Young, Clark, Dunne, Warnock, Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Downing, Webcam and Carew.

The Bench: Guzan, Delfouneso, Heskey, Reo-Coker, Beye, Lichaj and Bannan.