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Author Topic: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.  (Read 11276 times)

Offline villadelph

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #30 on: October 26, 2019, 02:39:31 PM »
From the Guardian's minute by minute report:

87 min Manchester City’s tactical fouls are starting to catch up with them. Fernandinho is sent off for a second yellow card, having been adjudged to have pulled back Davis. I’m not sure it was a foul, in truth, but City get away with so many sly fouls that they can’t really complain.

Pep has City well coached in fouling immediately they lose posession . It stops the opposition developing a move and is less likely to draw a sanction from the ref.

Clever coaching, or cheating?

You decide.

Just gamesmanship.. infuriating but clever for sure.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #31 on: October 26, 2019, 02:39:45 PM »
We competed for spells but they just have far too much quality.  No grumbles about the performance or the result; grumbles about the second goal.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #32 on: October 26, 2019, 02:40:01 PM »
Disappointed with the 2nd half performance. You can't match the quality, but you can match the work rate. Man City worked harder than us in the 2nd 45 minutes. 

VAR continues to be utter shit.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #33 on: October 26, 2019, 02:40:10 PM »
Nothing expected today, but we were comfortable for the 1st half.

Gave away a very poor goal 20 seconds into the second.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #34 on: October 26, 2019, 02:41:03 PM »
He's standing almost in front of the keeper. It's fucking offside all day long. SHITE decision again. When it happens for us I guarentee that we will be flagged for it.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #35 on: October 26, 2019, 02:41:15 PM »
Disappointing to lose obviously but not particularly disheartened. We lost 1-0 to QPR a year ago - the progress we made to get to this stage is pretty incredible.

Obviously they were the dominate team, particularly in the second half, but frustrating that there wasn’t that much in it up to the a poor mistake and a questionable VAR decision. Obviously game over after 2-0.

Davis looked good when he came on. Think Trezeguet is going to be a useful outlet in certain games too.

Mings, for all his excellence, can certainly be too casual at times.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #36 on: October 26, 2019, 02:41:41 PM »
Disappointed with the 2nd half performance. You can't match the quality, but you can match the work rate. Man City worked harder than us in the 2nd 45 minutes. 

VAR continues to be utter shit.

They’re just so fast off the ball, they made us look tired/slow in build up. But really, it’s a £500m squad against a promoted side.

We weren’t horrible and the score line certainly flattered them. I’m sure Pep wasn’t high on their performance.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #37 on: October 26, 2019, 02:42:29 PM »
I can understand that a new country etc can be difficult for someone, but Wesley doesn't seem to make the expected effort on the pitch, the running off the ball etc.
I know that I can seem on his case, but Davies needs a start, and is Kodjia fit?

And it was never going to be easy against City.

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« Reply #38 on: October 26, 2019, 02:42:38 PM »
Worst stadium for away fans I've been to.
Special mention to the Villa fans who missed tjd game owing to train problems.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2019, 02:43:00 PM »
Dean is not great when it comes to changing things at times. Probably wouldn’t have mattered today, but would like him to be a bit more proactive.

Take off useless Wesley for a player who can hold the ball up at 1-0 or start making subs when you're 3-0 down and the game is over?

Smith is extremely naive at this level. You would have thought he'd learned from his mistakes at the Emirates but nope.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2019, 02:45:02 PM »
What style of attack does Wesley benefit from?

Does he need service from the wings, are we to lump it up to him to hold up play, can he get involved in a fast break..? He just doesn’t seem to have the instinct or skill to really be a consistent goal scorer in this league.


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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2019, 02:45:26 PM »
Davis to start against Wolves I think and a good performance could see him get the start next week.

I’m not sure what Wesley could of done today given the service to him wasn’t great.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2019, 02:45:32 PM »
They were better than us, we made mistakes which lesser sides might have punished less ruthlessly, and the refereeing (again) didn't help. It happens, indeed was expected. Let's not draw too many conclusions.

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2019, 02:46:21 PM »
Davis to start against Wolves I think and a good performance could see him get the start next week.

I’m not sure what Wesley could of done today given the service to him wasn’t great.

Running would probably be a good start..

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Re: Man Citeh 3 ‘Plucky’ Aston Villa 0 Post Match Thread.
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2019, 02:46:50 PM »
A standard Villa day.

Defensive error gifts a goal - check
VAR decision goes inexplicably/outrageously against us - check
Dean too late with his subs - check
Set-pieces absolutely wasted when Conor isn't on the pitch - check
Lack of belief when attacking a top team - check
Losing the plot, shape and energy second half - check

Plus:
Heaton is a bog standard 7 out of 10 keeper for me, saves the ones you'd expect, but no better than Steer.  7
Mings, for all his great attitude, is as bad as Elphick for hesitation and clangers.  I doubt Southgate will have been inpressed.  5
Jack did well first half only but was pushing his luck re a second yellow 6
McGinn was quiet by his standards, unliucky not to score 6
Trezeguet - what is he for exactly? Waste of a shirt.  3
Wesley - went off the radar again like an unarmed stealth bomber.  Must try harder. 3
Guilbert did well against Sterling on the whole  7
Targett didn't do much wrong either.  6
Engels - too fond of giving the ball away in dangerous positions otherwise ok. 6
Marvelous -ok  6
Luiz - just ok 6
AEG - ok 6
Davis - must surely be in line to start now,  did more in 10 minutes than Wesley did in the whole game and many other games.  7

 


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