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Villa v Reading

Post by VillaBill on Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:51 pm

Newbie at this match thread malarkey so I’m unbeaten going into this thread .
I was very pleased with Wednesdays performance, the temp was far better, some of the passing was sublime especially first half although we looked a little suspect at the back.
Nothing but a win will do tomorrow and I hope all the promise shown Wednesday will come to fruition Saturday.
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Hutton. Chester. Tuanzebe. Taylor
Thor
El Ghazi. McGinesta. Uncle Albert
The Kodg
3-0, two for the Kodj & a worldy from McGiniesta
UTV ⚽️




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Post by De Kuip on Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:08 pm

Good start  cheers mate!

3-1 Villa for me, Hutton might be out (broken nose) so that gives SB even more licence to feck about with the defence.

Maybe RDL/Chessie/Tuan/Taylor but more likely Elmo at RB?
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Post by FoxyAV on Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:36 pm

Are we only allowed to play 10 players now?

I can't be bothered predicting who he'll start because I'm worried I'll be right. Don't know who to choose between Adomah and Green? Play Adomah at LB!

What would be funny would be Tuanzebe would probably be really good wherever he was played so he'll be benched so Elmo can go RB.

I haven't a clue what the score will be.
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Post by Saunders82 on Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:53 pm

We should deal with Reading with ease really BUT we're Villa so who knows, the signs we're good on Wednesday and hopefully we have had more practice at beating the first man with the cross (we can only live in hope) so i'm going 3 nil to us and another entertaining game. UTV
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Post by achilles on Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:21 am

We have to beat them really if we want to stay up there but which Villa will turn up?

Good to see El Ghazi hopefully, certain we can coach out this shooting habit he has got!
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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:58 pm

We couldn't have asked for an easier start to the season in terms of fixtures, yet we still find ourselves already four points adrift of top two, affectively five when taking goal difference into account... How Bruce can justify dropping both Adomah and Hourihane, our two top goalscorers from last season, and replacing them with McGinn someone who hardly scored in Scotland and Elmohamady someone who isn't even a specialist winger, I don't know.

Bruce is ruining yet another season, just get rid.


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Post by big ming on Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:03 pm

Half time. Nil - Nil. Villa back into their shells. Bruce obviously frightened witless by our rampant attacking against Brentford and has reverted to type.
Fingers crossed that the players ignore Bruce and sort themselves out in the second half.

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Post by big ming on Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:55 pm

Another weekend ruined thanks to Bruce's complete inability to organise a football team.

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Post by Jae1411 on Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:58 pm

But big ming were still unbeaten don't you know. The Bruce cum guzzlers will be out in force defending us dropping 6 points against 10 men Brentford and the shittest team in the league.

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Post by big ming on Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:01 pm

We have the musicians. All we need is a Conductor.

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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:14 pm

Don't really know what to say, other than Bruce needs to go if we want to save our season, can't say I have much chance in the right thing being done though, we'll hear the usual excuses of how we're unbeaten, and how he needs time with the new players... He always needs new players, and drawing against ten man Ipswich, and at home to one of the worst sides in the division is a disgrace, some were even celebrating the draw at home to Brentford as if it was some amazing achievement, they'll probably finsih midtable, and we need a last minute goal to get a point against them... Even Yeovil, a league two side outplayed us, and were unlucky to lose.

I could understand NSWE not sacking him when they first came in, by all accounts they'd only decided to buy us a few weeks previously, so wouldn't have had much in the way of plans in place, but now they've had over a month, they really need to ignore all the excuses, and the ifs and buts, and make a brave decision, otherwise the best we can hope for is scraping into the play-offs, and that really shouldn't be acceptable, in fact if Bruce stays, I think we'll be mid-table at best.

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Post by big ming on Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:31 pm

@deadbuzzardalive wrote:Don't really know what to say, other than Bruce needs to go if we want to save our season, can't say I have much chance in the right thing being done though, we'll hear the usual excuses of how we're unbeaten, and how he needs time with the new players... He always needs new players, and drawing against ten man Ipswich, and at home to one of the worst sides in the division is a disgrace, some were even celebrating the draw at home to Brentford as if it was some amazing achievement, they'll probably finsih midtable, and we need a last minute goal to get a point against them... Even Yeovil, a league two side outplayed us, and were unlucky to lose.

I could understand NSWE not sacking him when they first came in, by all accounts they'd only decided to buy us a few weeks previously, so wouldn't have had much in the way of plans in place, but now they've had over a month, they really need to ignore all the excuses, and the ifs and buts, and make a brave decision, otherwise the best we can hope for is scraping into the play-offs, and that really shouldn't be acceptable, in fact if Bruce stays, I think we'll be mid-table at best.
If we are going to be completely honest, we were only worth a draw against Hull and Wigan. We are lucky to have 9 points.

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Post by deadbuzzardalive on Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:09 pm

Time for Sawiris and Edens to show that they mean business, and I don't mean just based on what's happened this season, but based on what's happened since Bruce came in, enough's enough, he's proven that he's not good enough.

At the moment the whole club has a loser's mentality, not only in the way that it settles for mediocrity, but often also celebrates it.

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Post by Saunders82 on Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:09 pm

That match should have been put to bed ages before they scored, they were on the back foot all game, hard to say with the penalty except Chester was easing the ball out and only seemed to realise their player was chasing it down very quickly, maybe he should have put himself between the ball and player instead of going to ground.

But taking off Jimmy and putting on Taylor made it easy for them
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Post by achilles on Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:31 pm

Reading are a terrible side, no wonder they are down the bottom.
Villa were all over them especially in the first half, McGinn should have passed the ball to Kodjia for a tap in after just one minute, El Ghazi should have squared the ball to Elmo for another tap in instead of trying to score from an acute angle after about 15 minutes.

We are not playing as a team, Kodjia is an utter disgrace, just sulks and can't be arsed, McGinn worked his socks off, Barny had a good game, Nyland kept us in the game, Chester was stupid to go to ground with no danger and let the ref give them a penalty, El Ghazi was good for his first game, Jedinak made his normal mistake which nearly cost us a goal, Elmo anonymous except for his goal, Grealish carried on his performance from Wednesday night (anonymous) until half time.

We desperately need a centre forward that brings the midfield into the game otherwise it will be more of this rubbish!
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Post by FoxyAV on Sat Aug 25, 2018 8:01 pm

We have a centre forward in Hogan, what we actually need is a manager who knows how to play decent football, and one who brings the midfield with the ball to the striker. We can continue to buy and hoard all the best players in the league but while we have Bruce there's no point at all.
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Post by achilles on Sat Aug 25, 2018 9:04 pm

Taking Kodjia off and bringing Taylor on was stupidity of the highest order, all it did was disrupt the team even more, yet more square pegs into round holes!
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Post by STO67 on Sat Aug 25, 2018 10:55 pm

Attitude is everything in football. Don't just turn up and expect the points to be in the bag, work for them. What the fuck was Chester doing? Probably wasn't a penalty but why go to ground and make it easy for the referee? Bruce, Taylor for Kodjia? Really? Truly dreadful decision from both the captain and the manager. Fucking idiots.
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Post by VillaBill on Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:31 pm

Awful today, but if one player should be allowed a mistake, it’s Chester, he’s been a tremendous player for us.
The clock is ticking on Bruce now, favourable fixture list & already behind the 2pts/game we need, his substitutions were ridiculous, how Elmo played 90 mins I don’t know?
His selection wasn’t much better either, a CB at RB, a CDM at CB, a RB at LB, a RB at RW, RW at LW both with El Ghazi & Albert, we have an international break soon, time for Bruce out
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Post by big ming on Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:45 am

Dear Adminisrators. Please can you roll the match day thread and the Bruce thread (re-named as "Bruce out") into one topic? It would save a lot of too-ing and fro-ing and is pretty much the same subject anyway.

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Post by De Kuip on Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:47 am

@big ming wrote:Dear Adminisrators. Please can you roll the match day thread and the Bruce thread (re-named as "Bruce out")  into one topic? It would save a lot of too-ing and fro-ing and is pretty much the same subject anyway.

To be honest mate the way I feel at present I'd dedicate the whole site to the subject......
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Post by big ming on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:25 pm

I heard that the new owners were in the stands yesterday. If so, I would love to know what they made of that performance.
I imagine that they did not get where they are by allowing average people to perform averagely in key positions. Change is going to come, I feel sure.

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Post by VTID85 on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:32 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WYcKRbo1mo

Extended highlights for anyone who hasn't seen them yet.

Jesus pissing Christ.
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Post by VillaBill on Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:33 pm

On leaving the Holte yesterday, a young lad got into a huge chauffeur driven Merc, as a chap was ushering people out of the way I was told it was the egytiions guys son.
A silly time to leave I know as 30k pi55ed off fans were making their way out of the ground, but one chap, a middle aged chap too, just kept walking in front of the car & refused to budge
“ I pay the same road tax” was his defiant quote, while walking in the road, trivial I know but manners & courtesy cost nothing, I bet the the young lad was well impressed
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Post by Dazzle on Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:30 pm

It wasn’t a penalty from a challenge that didn’t need to be made, they are my observations. Another is that referees seem to not see many awful challenges against Aston Villa players (stamps in Fulham and Brentford games) but somehow pick out a foul such as the penalty award yesterday? We had two guaranteed goals that didn’t happen due to player selfishness, I hope this is a very short term case of new players trying too hard to impress. They’ve all got to be drilled into playing with heads up and play the obvious. We should be at least a further 4pts up than where we are now.
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