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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread  (Read 4554 times)

Offline hilts_coolerking

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #435 on: December 08, 2019, 03:51:40 PM »
Had a really bad run of fixtures, and if anyone thinks we WEREN'T going to be in a relegation battle after coming up through the playoffs, you're having yourself on.
There were plenty who thought that.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #436 on: December 08, 2019, 03:51:46 PM »
Starting to think that January window and all the money in the world won’t make any difference with Smith in charge.
On paper, we’re going into a spell of ‘easier’ games, but with our soft belly, these are exactly the kind of teams we will get turned over by.
We’ll be rooted in bottom 3 by New Year.


Only Bournemouth of the 'easier' sides have beaten us this season.

Offline Toronto Villa

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #437 on: December 08, 2019, 03:51:56 PM »
Newcastle haven't looked back since we beat them.

Amazing that we pulled a point back of them after that night and now they are 7 ahead and very comfortable. They’ve beaten average teams and top teams. Fist Face has done a very good job there with what he has and that includes a Brazilian CF who isn’t scoring goals.

Offline Iamkmkm

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #438 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:18 PM »
What has happened to mcGinn? looks piss poor..

Offline Monty

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #439 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:26 PM »
McGinn has lost it completely. He offers the square root of zilch.

I'd have Conor in the team instead of him next time.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #440 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:41 PM »
Heaton with a good save

Offline SoccerHQ

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #441 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:49 PM »
Heaton stopped this being 6 or 7.

Poor.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #442 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:52 PM »
FT

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #443 on: December 08, 2019, 03:52:57 PM »
Leicester are a really good side, no doubt about it. Maybe not good enough to win the league, but they are solid top 4 material.  Losing to them is no disgrace, but this performance jus isn't good enough.  If we're going to lose, I want to see us losing while having a go.

Absolutely massive five-game run coming up now against the teams around us...

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #444 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:19 PM »
Newcastle haven't looked back since we beat them.

And they were awful. There is hope we can turn it around as well

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #445 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:22 PM »
Blow the whistle ref ffs

Offline villadelph

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #446 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »
Can everyone take stock before conceding relegation in early December. We've been soundly beaten by one of the best sides in the country if not Europe at the moment.

Had a really bad run of fixtures, and if anyone thinks we WEREN'T going to be in a relegation battle after coming up through the playoffs, you're having yourself on. We've looked good in all but one of the games against teams we are ACTUALLY competing with this season.

That doesn't mean there haven't been poor mistakes from players and management today - but can we get a bit realistic

2nd most losses in the league, no accountability for the lone striker, poor substitutions, most points conceded from winning positions, getting absolutely throttled at home on the eve of a club legend passing away, unable to EVER enact a plan B, unable to get the best out of players anymore..

How realistic do you want us to be?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #447 on: December 08, 2019, 03:53:51 PM »
Smith needs to sit down with his coaching staff and try and work out what to do with the squad he's got.

Clearly the current formation and selections aren't working.

We've got no real threat in their box - crosses are either useless, or nobody gets on the end of them.

Our midfield has become porous.

We've had more poor games recently than good ones - Wolves, Chelsea and today v Leicester. - are we getting worse?

He  needs to review his tactics and team shape and come up with something new -   the current one doesn't seem to be working.

Offline Rudy65

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #448 on: December 08, 2019, 03:54:18 PM »
Blow the whistle ref ffs

Exactly. The longest 45 mins ever

Offline Demitri_C

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leicester City Match Thread
« Reply #449 on: December 08, 2019, 03:54:59 PM »
Elmo wesley mcginn and luiz absolutely hopeless today