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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:25 pm

Hull equalised against Wolves and Fulham leading Leeds.
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Post by Saunders82 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:38 pm

We are all over them but the final ball is awful, crossing high balls into Hogan is stupid, if it was me I would take off Taylor go 3 at the back and go 2 up top, Reading have hardly had the ball so we could do it easily, and why oh why don't we have Jack or anyone for that matter surging into the box. They just cue up waiting to head the crosses away, if we don't put this to bed with a BIG score then we want shooting. Aston Villa v Reading match thread - Page 2 4025243045
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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:41 pm

Can't even score against ten man Reading, the collapse we've witnessed since the Wolves game should be a sackable offence in itself, the way things are going we might need new manager bounce just to give us a chance of getting through the play-offs, not that that would happen of course.
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:50 pm

YES!! THOR!!!
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Post by VTID85 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:51 pm

1-0, Thor ftw.
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Post by De Kuip on Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:53 pm

Get in!
Good old Thor
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:07 pm

Hourihane.

Bring on Kodjia and get him a goal.

And apparently he's getting ready!
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:11 pm

Both wingers off, Onomah and Kodjia on. How does that work? I assume though Bruce is resting the two of them.
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Post by De Kuip on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:14 pm

Villa in total control, looks like we've shaken off the blip.

Great to see Hourihane getting on the scoresheet
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Post by De Kuip on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:15 pm

Bloody hell 3 now!
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Post by VTID85 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:16 pm

FUCK A DUCK WE'RE GONNA MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AFTER ALL!
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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:36 pm

Sounds like Kodjia's played well since he came on.
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:41 pm

@VTID85 wrote:FUCK A DUCK WE'RE GONNA MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AFTER ALL!

WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE!
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Post by Saunders82 on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:44 pm

That was so one sided it was a joke, but we still managed to make hard work of scoring though, it should have been a cricket score, but we used our squad and kept some fresh for the run in. Aston Villa v Reading match thread - Page 2 1520050566 Aston Villa v Reading match thread - Page 2 1520050566
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Post by De Kuip on Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:50 pm

probably our most 1 sided performance in ages and great to see us back on track.
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Post by AstonThriller on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:11 pm

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Sounds like Kodjia's played well since he came on.

All we need to do is keep giving the big man as many minutes as possible so that IF we do have to settle for the playoffs, he will be raring to go by the time the first leg Is played. Him In form supported by Adomah, Snoddy, Hourihane and Jack is simply deadly imo.
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:20 pm

Did Thor make us a lot more mobile? I like him in midfield.
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Post by AstonThriller on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:40 pm

@FoxyAV wrote:Did Thor make us a lot more mobile? I like him in midfield.

By all accounts he was the man of the match. That's four goals and two assists for him now. Want to see him, Hourihane and Grealish have a good run as the central three now as I think they are more than capable of chipping with loads of goals and assists down the stretch.
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Post by FoxyAV on Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:59 pm

Excellent. The three of them make an excellent central midfield.
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Post by LVBrit on Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:13 am

For me Thor is one of the first names on the team sheet on his current form.
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Post by FoxyAV on Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:51 am

@LVBrit wrote:For me Thor is one of the first names on the team sheet on his current form.

He seems to mobilise the midfield, which mobilises everyone around them. Jedi is unfortunately slow and Whelan is immobile and they both slow down the midfield as they need to be covered. Thor just gets on with it and allows everyone else to do their job.

Incidentally I'm glad Hogan started and scored, it's a good idea to rotate and rest players over the next few matches.
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Post by Villa_Dan on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:14 am

Good win that.

Thor was the standout MOTM. What a fucking performance! Nevermind his goal, which was a good finish, he absolutely bossed the midfield and ran the entire middle of the park!

Hat off to Mannone, made 2 particular excellent saves. One at his near post from Kodjia which he did well to get down to and another from (I think) a Hourihane curler he tipped around the post. Would've been 4 or 5 nil without him.
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Post by VTID85 on Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:11 pm

@FoxyAV wrote:
@VTID85 wrote:FUCK A DUCK WE'RE GONNA MAKE THE PLAYOFFS AFTER ALL!

WE'RE GOING TO WIN THE LEAGUE!

Just for clarity, the above was not a dig at anyone whatsoever.
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Post by FoxyAV on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:25 pm

Me neither.
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Post by smetro on Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:52 pm

Score hid a multitude of shortcomings IMO - We were floundering badly in front of goal until Thors wonderstrike - great bit of tenacity by Hogan for his goal - but it was a very poor night for hogan IMO.

Grealish seems to have gone back into his shell - he needs to be more like he was against wolves - hurt the opposition - to often he just dawdles on the ball then passes it to a player behind him.

Terry, Snodgrass, Thor all awesome last night though. Hope Kjodia finds his shooting boots soon though !
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