The Clowns v Aston Villa: 88% say 451, live text, links, banter and team news

Morning all and welcome to Sunday. Today, we travel round the corner to play Birmingham City and it's going to be a great game. Great because it will be 100% for 90 minutes and a battle until the final bell.

I like these matches and it is sad that they can't stay up and cement their place in the top flight. Two of these matches a season make the season a little more fun and interesting. Maybe with their new owner coming in they'll be able to spend that £5mn wisely and make plans to becoming a proper Premier League club.


So, we will update this page with team news as and when we get it. If you want to watch this game online you have to use this service. I know some will not want to pay for the service but trust me, it is well worth it and it's less than a pint.

If you look in the menu above, you will also see a new link, called Banter and this is where we are going to have a live chat service during the match. You can go in now and you will see the service, but you will just be waiting until kick off. You also have to have an account to use the service, so if you don't have one, please register.

If you register, you will also be able to access the forum and this thread, which is all about the match today.

Right, like I said, the news as it comes in but before I go, we asked yesterday what formation Martin O'Neill should play today and the results are in; 88.4% said he should stay with 451 with only 11.6% saying he should play 442. It will be another very brace decision to pick 442 today.

Team News

Friedel, Cuellar, Dunne, Collins, Warnock, Milner, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Petrov, Young, Agbonlahor

Subs: Gardner, Guzan, Shorey, Carew, Beye, Delph and Heskey

Martin O´Neill looks like he is sticking with 451 but there are a few changes. Dunne, Collins and Warnock all make debuts while Cueller goes to right back. Should be interesting.