Sunderland v Aston Villa: The real match post with real updates and real team news

I started one, then I got sidetracked with the speculation linking Brad Friedel with a move to West Ham with Robert Green coming the other way and I really don't like to be chopping and changing posts in an evening, especially when there is football at stake, so as of now, this is where we will be adding updates tonight.

We will naturally start with team news as and when we get it, we'll also drop a few links to other useful sites and this is where we will allow you, the punter, the Aston Villa fan, the place to vent frustrations, to praise players and to visit most human emotions over a 90 minute period that most people would find too stressful.

I also want to draw your attention to the competition we have running at the moment, just in case you missed it. I can't wear this prize, so that means you really do have more chance of winning. Sly grin removed, I was just joking.

So, team news will be the first bit of business but if you are stuck in front of your computer pretending to work while the game begins, you know you can always watch the match here but I have a feeling there will also be links to other places in about two hours or so.

Right. I'm off to chill some beers, get on with a bit of work and update Twitter with anything interesting and Aston Villa related. Back in a bit.

Team News

Brad Friedel, Luke Young, Carlos Cuellar, Richard Dunne, Stephen Warnock, Webcam Young, Stan Petrov, Jim Milner, DJ Downing, Gabby Agbonlahor and Emile Heskey.