Aston Villa Live: Rapid Vienna in the Europa LDV League

We will be maybe twittering a bit tonight, maybe drinking a beer but most definitely watching the football and having a bit of banter. Tonight is an important match as this is where the journey begins.

I've reserved a few days off for the final next year but I won't be following the team to any far off destinations this year as I've still got a sour taste in my mouth from last season, but for tonight, I'm fully behind the lads and hope we see a better performance than we did at the weekend.


Team news and a few links got the game coming up later and I'm fully expecting a bit of rival banter from a few fans from the opposition, but if they do come on, please go easy on them.

Streams and TV

I believe there is one here, my preferred choice but there is also a free stream here.

There is also talk of a live stream from the Rapid Vienna site here although this might only be to members, not sure yet.

Kick Off

Kick off is 6.15pm UK time.

Team News

By golly, is Martin O'Neill playing a variation of 4-5-1? Team: Guzan, Shorey, Davies, Cuellar, Beye, Young, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Gardner, Milner and Heskey.

Subs: Delfouneso, Albrighton, Lowry, Agbonlahor, Petrov, Delph and Friedel.

This looks a little more promising.