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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread  (Read 13471 times)

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #135 on: August 22, 2019, 09:08:20 PM »
We haven't played badly, but with shown a great level of naivety in our own defensive third and haven't put much in the way of decent delivery into the box.

I'm not sure where the optimism comes from that we should beat Everton. They're a good side and difficult to break down. If we score first,  we have a chance, concede first and I think we'll get beat again.

Where's Ads and what have you done with him?!
Nice one Risso - That made me chuckle
Possibly for the first time ever I find myself agreeing totally with a post from Ads :)

Likewise I shall resist endorsing comments made by Evertonians made on their fanzines sites ........defending Scousers  et al has previously got me in hot water :)

I have many friends who follow Everton and without exception they have never made a disparaging comment to me about the Villa ...at least not to my face
I always think as a club they are on a par with our own club in most respects, with our ground being superior to theirs .....plus we have more than one song !!
« Last Edit: August 22, 2019, 09:23:44 PM by villa `cross the mersey »

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #136 on: August 22, 2019, 09:10:07 PM »
I think we have to stick with Wesley for now, unless he has a Butland like shocker. Would knock his confidence too much to drop him. Hopefully he can play better tomorrow and then play him against Crewe on Tuesday.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #137 on: August 22, 2019, 09:17:25 PM »
I think we have to stick with Wesley for now, unless he has a Butland like shocker. Would knock his confidence too much to drop him. Hopefully he can play better tomorrow and then play him against Crewe on Tuesday.
Not in goal  I hope :) only kidding gsk

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #138 on: August 22, 2019, 09:19:02 PM »
I've never experienced any hostility from Everton fans. Liverpool yes.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #139 on: August 22, 2019, 09:20:16 PM »
I think we have to stick with Wesley for now, unless he has a Butland like shocker. Would knock his confidence too much to drop him. Hopefully he can play better tomorrow and then play him against Crewe on Tuesday.
Not in goal  I hope :) only kidding gsk

I'm just glad we're not talking about Butland shockers for us !!

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #140 on: August 22, 2019, 09:27:43 PM »
I think we have to stick with Wesley for now, unless he has a Butland like shocker. Would knock his confidence too much to drop him. Hopefully he can play better tomorrow and then play him against Crewe on Tuesday.
Not in goal  I hope :) only kidding gsk

I'm just glad we're not talking about Butland shockers for us !!
I'm hoping Heaton looks a bit more confident and that he is more  commanding in the air .... no doubting his ability as a showstopper, he just looked uncomfortable on crosses ....maybe still getting used to Mings and Engels around him

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #141 on: August 22, 2019, 10:03:51 PM »
Would not surprise me to see Dean go with Davis to start, and bring on Moraes off the bench if warranted in 2nd half. The latter is clearly way off the pace and his hold up play has been shite, which is something Keinan can offer us at least, if not goals.

Said it once, but I'll say it again, I am shit scared our failure to buy another striker is going to bite us on the arse.

Two games in and we're already talking about Keinan Davis - a totally unproven striker - being brought in. It's not good.
Itís a worry.  Canít we loan a striker or is the window also shut on loans?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #142 on: August 22, 2019, 10:22:10 PM »
I like the badly dressed fans comments. So of course they all come down dressed like millionaires or something?  Yet another teams supporters would have you believe we are middle to upper class range rover drivers. We cant win!

There were one of the poorest cities in western Europe not so long back. So if it's sartorial elegance that's holding us back, probably best not to go hunting in that general direction for tips.


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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #143 on: August 22, 2019, 11:11:30 PM »
Sartorial snobbery from Scousers. Love it.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #144 on: August 23, 2019, 12:14:02 AM »
looking forward to this now

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #145 on: August 23, 2019, 12:18:02 AM »
There may be a 12th minute applause.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #146 on: August 23, 2019, 06:32:20 AM »
I dont mean to sound callous (I know this is for the 12th anniversary of a young Everton fans death) but all of these minutes applause for this fan or that fan is getting a bit out of hand.  I saw Blose had one the other night on the 50th minute. Sad as someones passing is, Brum is a city of 1 million, we'll be having minutes applause every minute of every match every week if we catered for everyone.

Ex players and managers yes when they go but fans and now anniversaries of the passing of fans. How many of these do people want? 

Offline Perthvillan

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #147 on: August 23, 2019, 07:02:41 AM »
I was watching an Everton fanzine on YouTube yesterday ("Toffee TV") and they were doing a preview on Friday's game.
They said quite a few complimentary things about us, such as us being a "big club" with a "proper" football ground and how it's good how we are back in the PL.
They also mentioned that Villa v Everton is the most played top flight fixture.

I see the poll is now running about 50/50.
I also went for a win (thinking a narrow 1-0).

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #148 on: August 23, 2019, 07:17:26 AM »
Tough one to call. We haven't played that badly and should have got a got a point last time out. I'll go a narrow defeat. I can see us winning our first game at Palace.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Everton Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #149 on: August 23, 2019, 07:19:17 AM »
I dont mean to sound callous (I know this is for the 12th anniversary of a young Everton fans death) but all of these minutes applause for this fan or that fan is getting a bit out of hand.  I saw Blose had one the other night on the 50th minute. Sad as someones passing is, Brum is a city of 1 million, we'll be having minutes applause every minute of every match every week if we catered for everyone.

Ex players and managers yes when they go but fans and now anniversaries of the passing of fans. How many of these do people want? 

I know what you mean, but then Scousers "wallow" in this sort of thing don't they? Not my opinion of course but the opinion of our PM, and he wouldn't get to such high office making ill-informed and bigoted sweeping generalisations would he?

Anyway, I think a draw would be a mighty fine result, but I still believe that we retain the ability, with the players at our disposal, to play very well and we shouldn't lose sight of that.