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Author Topic: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread  (Read 14377 times)

Offline Risso

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #315 on: August 19, 2019, 02:15:14 PM »
One point not seen mentioned on here was our fans. I thought they were utterly brilliant on Saturday. More of the same please on Friday.

It was great in the build up, but then their first minute penalty killed the atmosphere pretty well stone dead for the rest of the first half and until we scored second half.  Then it picked up again massively.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #316 on: August 19, 2019, 02:29:04 PM »
One point not seen mentioned on here was our fans. I thought they were utterly brilliant on Saturday. More of the same please on Friday.

It was great in the build up, but then their first minute penalty killed the atmosphere pretty well stone dead for the rest of the first half and until we scored second half.  Then it picked up again massively.


It reminded me of the Juventus game when Villa Park was buzzing in anticipation and Paolo Rossi scored in the first minute.

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #317 on: August 19, 2019, 03:55:56 PM »
One point not seen mentioned on here was our fans. I thought they were utterly brilliant on Saturday. More of the same please on Friday.

It was great in the build up, but then their first minute penalty killed the atmosphere pretty well stone dead for the rest of the first half and until we scored second half.  Then it picked up again massively.
To be fair whilst it certainly quietened down, it felt to me that the crowd largely stuck with the players and there was still reasonable noise in the Holte end at least.

Offline Deano's Mullet

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #318 on: August 19, 2019, 04:10:24 PM »
We certainly stuck with them, North Upper was v v noisy and even at full time whistle we were singing. I can't believe how quiet the away support was.

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #319 on: August 19, 2019, 04:18:46 PM »
One point not seen mentioned on here was our fans. I thought they were utterly brilliant on Saturday. More of the same please on Friday.

Decent review of a Bournemouth fans first visit to Villa Park. ( I cut out the match write up )

"After an underwhelming opening day draw to Sheffield United posed more questions than answers, Bournemouth travelled to Villa with some trepidation, especially given last season's wretched away form.

This was my first visit to Villa Park and after a couple of beers in the away fans' marquee at the Whitton Arms, we headed in to soak up the atmosphere in the sunshine. First impressions were excellent; a proper football stadium with steep stands, fans close to the pitch and impressive atmosphere. As we built towards kick off, the noise from the home fans was deafening, unlike anything I've heard in the Premier League before and far better than atmosphere I've witnessed at Wembley, Anfield or any of the other big stadiums. Obviously, this was partly due to the fans' high spirits at their Premier League return, but as the banner in the Holt End says, they'll definitely be a 12th man for Villa this season.

Verdict - An excellent away win in an intimidating place to visit. A game I think we would have lost last season. We looked far more comfortable in a 442 and with the changes in personnel. Neither Mepham or Rico are quite ready for the rigours of this kind of game.

We really needed a strong start today and we got it. The defence were immense but something still isn't clicking up front. Hopefully Brooks can be the missing piece of the jigsaw when he's back. Better substitutions from Eddie today though, proactive instead of too late.

Villa looked threatening and I think they'll stay up, McGinn in particular was a livewire throughout. I hope they do survive, as I'd love to return to Villa Park, a proper football stadium! Fans on the way out all seemed very reasonable, honest and fair - don't believe everything you see on a forum!"

Offline Scamps180

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Re: Aston Villa 1-2 Bournemouth Post Match Thread
« Reply #320 on: August 20, 2019, 01:49:19 AM »
For me Engels was in a class of his own today, faultless. Think I would go with a 5-3-2 against Everton, bring in the new full backs to get forward quicker than Taylor and Elmo, don't get me wrong thought both were ok but not like modern day full backs need to be, and play Jack closer to wes, utv