Off to the seaside: Blackpool away

I've been to Blackpool once or twice but don't remember it as anything to write home about, although I'm told it is different with the football. If you're going, have fun. I wish I was going to the seaside today.

But I'm not, so I'm here all day. My preview is here and it focuses on Laurel and Hardy Dunne and Collins and how they need to be playing the game we know they are all capable of.

If they don't play that way today, they are making it difficult for everyone else and then it becomes frustrating. I'd really much rather see Cuellar in the middle and if we get a repeat performance of the last Blackpool match from these two, I might even think it a good idea to be playing Clark with him.

Live and interrupted

Right, I'm keeping this short and sweet as is my right on a Saturday morning, I'm only putting it up to tell you that we will be here and on Twitter and if you wanted, you can watch the match on VillaStreams here.

I'm feeling like it wasn't such a good idea last night to drink that extra beer, but I need it to get through a film the wife wanted me to watch. So until about midday, I'm off to read the papers.

But, yes, it is an important game and yes, we really should win, so I'm having my fiver on it, but only because it is fun.

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Team news

Brad Friedel, Kyle Walker, Carlos Cuellar, Richard Dunne, Ciaran Clark, Stewart Downing, Gabby Agbonlahor, Ashley Young, Jean Makoun, Nigel Reo-Coker and Darren Bent.