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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #30 on: October 20, 2017, 12:11:15 PM »
The Fulham manager made an interesting comments after their game with Preston last weekend. He said they were the best team on the ball in the league and Preston are the best off the ball.

I saw that too. As we're shit on the ball I guess we'll just have to press them. Trouble is, we haven't come close to doing it effectively since our first ever game under Bruce.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #31 on: October 20, 2017, 12:21:39 PM »
Regulation 2-1 win with nervous last 10 minutes!

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #32 on: October 20, 2017, 12:21:52 PM »
The Fulham manager made an interesting comments after their game with Preston last weekend. He said they were the best team on the ball in the league and Preston are the best off the ball.
Well tomorrow they have a challenge as they will come up against a team that is neither of those things. Let's see how they cope.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #33 on: October 20, 2017, 12:27:37 PM »
Another team that play at pace like wolves think we will struggle so going for a draw if we win nice surprise

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #34 on: October 20, 2017, 12:30:51 PM »
We need to get back on track and win and win well.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #35 on: October 20, 2017, 12:37:56 PM »
If we can win this, I'll start to take our promotion chances seriously. I don't think we will, though.

If we win the next 3 I'll be more convinced of automatic promotion, tomorrow is a game we should be winning with some degree of comfort.

They are a point behind us and have won their last 2 away games, so while I still expect us to win I don’t think there is any reason to suggest it should be comfortable.

At home in gale force winds where passing the ball around isn't as easy as they'd like. Our home form is good, its away games that let us down.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #36 on: October 20, 2017, 01:29:19 PM »
The Fulham manager made an interesting comments after their game with Preston last weekend. He said they were the best team on the ball in the league and Preston are the best off the ball.
Well tomorrow they have a challenge as they will come up against a team that is neither of those things. Let's see how they cope.
We are the best at sitting deep and watching decent teams do what they want, letís see how they cope with that eh ;)

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #37 on: October 20, 2017, 03:53:54 PM »
0-3 capitulation - drop to 11th position in the League

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #38 on: October 20, 2017, 04:01:25 PM »
I'm away this weekend, so if someone can arrange for a nice 3-0 home win I'd be grateful.  Grealish to come on as sub at 1-0, score one and create the other. Cheers

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #39 on: October 20, 2017, 05:32:14 PM »
I think a home win in a tight game.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #40 on: October 20, 2017, 06:28:40 PM »
Bruce recently lauded the team on running 1 KM per man more than they used to during a game. It seems to have been missed by him that if you keep the ball you don't have to chase it.  The players will have run more tomorrow than any game so far this season.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #41 on: October 20, 2017, 06:56:53 PM »
Bruce recently lauded the team on running 1 KM per man more than they used to during a game. It seems to have been missed by him that if you keep the ball you don't have to chase it.  The players will have run more tomorrow than any game so far this season.

It explains why we donít consistently concede late goals or finish the game unable to get out of our own half. The minimum we should expect of a team is for them to be as fit as they can be.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #42 on: October 20, 2017, 07:17:20 PM »
The Fulham manager made an interesting comments after their game with Preston last weekend. He said they were the best team on the ball in the league and Preston are the best off the ball.

It's the kind of bollocks you come out with when you ought to have been four down at half time.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #43 on: October 20, 2017, 07:26:43 PM »
Having 6 players still out doesn't help in terms of freshening up the team. Expect a few to be back in contention next Sunday.

2 1 win tomorrow.

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Re: Aston Villa v Fulham - Pre Match Thread
« Reply #44 on: October 20, 2017, 09:59:13 PM »
Going for a 2-2

Wonder if Bruce will use the Wolves defeat to give Davis a rest and get Onomah into the side?

             Johnstone
Elmo Chester Terry Hutton
              Whelan
Snodgrass Hourihane Onomah Adomah
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