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Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa: Community Player Ratings

Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Aston Villa: Community Player Ratings

Magic of the Cup (and Dele Alli) propel Spurs into Fourth Round It’s always nice to be able to rotate the squad and still be able to pick up a victory. That’s exactly what Tottenham Hotspur managed to do in the Third Round of the FA Cup against Championship side Aston Villa. Faced with having to defend against the likes of Alan Hutton, Jack Grealish, and Gabby Agbonlahor, Spurs opted to make nine changes to their team. Sure, the performance was disjointed in the early going and it took the late addition of Dele Alli and Georges-Kevin N’koudou to actually secure the win, but the...
Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa 2017 live stream: game time, TV channel, and how to watch FA Cup online

Tottenham Hotspur vs. Aston Villa 2017 live stream: game time, TV channel, and how to watch FA Cup online

Something something Tim Sherwood something Alan Hutton something something magic There’s something familiar about today’s FA Cup opponent. Aston Villa and Tottenham have some connections, and not just that Villa were one of the few remaining original Premier League members to not be relegated... until they did last season. Spurs and Villa also have a right back in common — Alan Hutton, still playing for the Villains — as well as the shared commiseration of both having employed manager “Tactics” Tim Sherwood (he of the famed 59% win ratio). These days, though, there’s not much...
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Aston Villa need a coherent transfer plan and they need it immediately

Aston Villa need a coherent transfer plan and they need it immediately

It’s unclear what Aston Villa want to do in the winter transfer window, and that’s a problem. Rudy Gestede is out. So, too, is Libor Kozak. There are rumblings that Ross McCormack might be being bandied about, but who even knows. Meanwhile, a large chunk of Aston Villa are about to head to Africa for AFCON. Alan Hutton continues to regularly play right back for a team looking to be a part of the playoff hunt. And Pierluigi Gollini has been benched in favor of Mark Bunn because ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. This is Aston Villa as they stand on 4 January 2017. They are a club who are, without...

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