After two straight losses to Man City and West Brom, with the latter including a dubious Phil Dowd red card (is there any other type of Phil Dowd red card?), Villa head to the Stadium of Light to take on Sunderland. Villa will be without midfield maestro Barry Bannan, who stupidly got into his car after a night on the lash and crashed the damned thing. Chris Herd, the object of Dowd's affection last Saturday, will be available as the FA overturned his red card ban. Alan Hutton may miss after donning the crimson mask during Saturday's festivities, and loanee Jermaine Jenas is unlikely.
Capital Villans will be at the Queen Vic, on 12th and H NE, at 10 a.m. EDT tomorrow. See you there!