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Author Topic: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread  (Read 11874 times)

Offline Monty

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2019, 06:28:15 PM »
This is a very harsh league and it doesn't offer third chances. Dean is now on his second, and HAS to wise up. The naivety of his decisions is blowing my mind at the minute.

Offline Drummond

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2019, 06:28:26 PM »
We're shit, we're going down.
Everyone is garbage.
Smith out.
Mings and Engels gifted two goals so they can fuck off too.

Offline PaulWinch again

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2019, 06:28:34 PM »
Pathetic effort. If Dean doesn’t sort our tactics we’re going to go down. He is completely responsible for today.

Offline Uknowthescore

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2019, 06:28:39 PM »
Tough one to take that is. We carry on like this smith ain’t lasting the season. Fucking gutted

Offline villadelph

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:01 PM »
Pathetic, absolutely pathetic performance. Two games running we look like a club of alsorans.

Dean better get it in fucking gear or gtfo.

Idiots.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:25 PM »
Really over the top reactions.

Offline GarTomas

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:27 PM »
Team needs to get to grips to this league very quickly - inability to hold the ball under little pressure is killing us.
Even when 2-1 up like Monday there was too many hurried passes or attempts at killer balls which kept returning the ball to Arsenal.

All in having been in a position with 4 points from the last 2 games when the opposition has gone down to 10 men and finish with 1 is not good enough.

Next 2 games are huge now.

Offline Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:36 PM »
Not good enough from Smith.

We are starting to smell like relegation, which is a hard smell to shift.

Agree on both points. For all the effort I'm struggling to see the plan other than out-battle the opposition.

Offline Davkaus

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:44 PM »
1 man up, and we looked second best for the second half. That's poor game management, and it's entirely on Smith.

We're not staying up playing like this. Two games in a fucking row.

Offline ironmaidenmania

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2019, 06:29:53 PM »
Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. Smith needs to wise up or go. That was shocking. Subs should have been made at least 20 minutes earlier.

If this goes on much longer Smith will be sacked, and that may be the best option for us. We need better management and players.

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2019, 06:30:12 PM »
That game has worrying similarities to the Leicester game under Sherwood.

Bringing Elmo on was the problem. Should've been Davis and Hourihane on for Trez and McGinn so we had the option of going long and having 2 big guys to hold it up.

Offline gpbarr

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #26 on: September 22, 2019, 06:30:14 PM »
Dean got the credit, now he deserves the criticism. We went about the 2nd half all wrong and that must be placed at his door - he needed to be bold and go for the kill but instead, we meekly rolled over. Unless he gets his act together, relegation is a certainty

Offline BoVillan esq

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #27 on: September 22, 2019, 06:30:17 PM »
First time this season but you can't help but think the unthinkable, we look like relegation fodder, slow painful decision making, failure to respond quickly to situations and a failure in the summer to get in Premiership experience to see out games like this.

Sad result.   

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #28 on: September 22, 2019, 06:30:21 PM »
Fuming today. This is tough league this year and there is little evidence to suggest three teams will finish below us so far. It just all feels so familiar, we got a huge break today but completely blew it. We have a lot of decent footballers so why was there suddenly huge gaps between everybody so that we couldn't keep the ball. If we want to be at this level, then that performance in the last 20 minutes is just not acceptable.

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Re: Arsenal v Aston Villa Post-Surrender Thread
« Reply #29 on: September 22, 2019, 06:30:42 PM »
Fucking fuming at that. We've played so well for so long but have been caught out for being blatantly fucking naive.

Those subs needed making so much earlier, we were fucking wide open against ten men. Absolutely criminal to get nothing from that. Massive missed chance for points and now we're right up against it.

We need to wise up fast.