Play-off Semifinal Leg Two: Aston Villa vs. Middlesbrough

Since the job’s only halfway done, the business at hand tonight will be all about whether Boro can or will shuffle things around. Or whether you can negate Traore twice in four days using the same tactics. In other words, how will Adama and Tony Pulis react? And can Villa conjure up a repeat performance? Boro will be desperate, and Villa can’t afford to retreat into a shell. Now’s the time to roar and give Fulham something to think about.

Match Day: Aston Villa vs. Derby County

Aston Villa will take the field today against the visiting Rams in front of a sellout crowd for the final regular-season home game of the campaign. I’m glad about the crowd. It’s been a rough few years that’s tested the supporters and strained ties for many with the club, so a full house is no small thing.