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Title: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 04:58:13 PM
Phew!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: TaxDodger on April 13, 2019, 04:58:36 PM
That's it, we're fucking promoted.
Title: Aston Villa 2-1 Bristol City Post March Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 04:58:45 PM
With all the injuries and suspensions and illnesses we worked our bollocks off to get that win. Whelan MOM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Tuscans on April 13, 2019, 04:58:45 PM
A brilliant, brilliant all round team performance without Jack and Mings.

Excellent.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 04:59:27 PM
Merge mine Mr Shin
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Nii Lamptey on April 13, 2019, 04:59:32 PM
To summarise..... We're going up! Just beat one of our main competitors for that playoff place, without 2 of our 3 best players.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 04:59:57 PM
With all the injuries and suspensions and illnesses we worked our bollocks off to get that win. Whelan MOM

El Ghazi surely?

He was superb all match, probably the best game he's had.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:00:01 PM
WWWWWWWW
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Tuscans on April 13, 2019, 05:00:38 PM
WWWWWWWW
One more and a joint record?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 05:00:42 PM
Well, that much more tense than it should have been.  If not for their keeper we'd have been out of sight.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: BoVillan esq on April 13, 2019, 05:00:50 PM
Phew!

This and wow, right on course now, it's getting so close you can taste it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 05:00:53 PM
Whelan and Taylor were really good. El Ghazi my man of the match.

Don't like Bristol City at all. Horrible, niggly, overly physical twats.

Well done Villa!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 13, 2019, 05:01:07 PM
Excellent.

Could've scored 5-6 without Jack and this against a team in form and likely to be in the play offs.

Need Mings back as back 4 was dodgy. Da Silva looks a very good left back in the making. Wouldn't mind him next season.

El Ghazi MOTM for us just ahead of the usual McGinn all star show.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: manic-road on April 13, 2019, 05:01:43 PM
Fantastic win, we could have had a shit load of goals today shame the Brizzle keeper had a blinder. And that was without Jack and Tyrone.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Edvard Remberg on April 13, 2019, 05:01:55 PM
El Ghazi MOTM by a mile, he should have had 5 assists today.

McGinn worked well, Whelan also. Davis looked good coming on. Tuanzebe was not really fit - you could see that he couldnít clear a ball at the end, and just managed to poke it to a teammate.

Unnecessary nervy
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Tuscans on April 13, 2019, 05:02:16 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/jH0B2sW/Annotation-2019-04-13-170134.png) (https://ibb.co/jH0B2sW)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Nelly on April 13, 2019, 05:02:20 PM
Outrageous to win 8 in a row!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 13, 2019, 05:02:32 PM
With all the injuries and suspensions and illnesses we worked our bollocks off to get that win. Whelan MOM

El Ghazi surely?

He was superb all match, probably the best game he's had.

Agreed.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 13, 2019, 05:02:41 PM
Grealishless and we still win. 8 out of 8.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 13, 2019, 05:02:51 PM
When I saw the line up with no Jack I was concerned but we did, a team performance got us those three points.

Get in you Villa Boys!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:03:09 PM
Leeds win later and it's down to 4 fighting it out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Colhint on April 13, 2019, 05:03:14 PM
WWWWWWWW

what a web site that would be. WWW.WWWWWWWW. com
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave shelley on April 13, 2019, 05:04:15 PM
Oh you beauties, thank you.  Well done the lot of you.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:04:40 PM
Oh you beauties, thank you.  Well done the lot of you.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 13, 2019, 05:04:44 PM
Great win as it keeps us ahead of the chasing pack and now nullifies the game in hand for Bristol City.  So many key players out too, Mings, Hause, Jack, Chester, Tommy, Kalinic.  I look forward to the extended highlights.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 05:05:00 PM
Amazing result...and 8 wins on the bounce!

No one expected that lineup, so to get the win against the team challenging us with some of our best players out is simply outstanding. Well done to every single player out there today...awesome job!

Wem-ber-ley, Wem-ber-ley...we'll be all pissed up and we're going to Wem-ber-ley...AGAIN!!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 13, 2019, 05:05:00 PM
Well, that much more tense than it should have been.  If not for their keeper we'd have been out of sight.

Their keeper was lucky in that almost everything we did was straight at him. Poor finishing from us rather than a great game from him. Speaking of keeps, did Jed Steer actually make a save today?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: BoVillan esq on April 13, 2019, 05:05:05 PM
When I saw the line up with no Jack I was concerned but we did, a team performance got us those three points.

Get in you Villa Boys!

In part I think it's because we are into that winning ways momentum, very difficult to knock a team out of that, hard to play against as BC found today.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: mallo on April 13, 2019, 05:05:07 PM
That could be a season defining win - brilliant
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 13, 2019, 05:05:45 PM
WWWWWWWW

what a web site that would be. WWW.WWWWWWWW. com

Woodwind  & Brasswind instruments I got.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on April 13, 2019, 05:05:50 PM
hammered then to be fair - could have been 8 - 1

loved the second half footy

elghazi and mcginn were excellent

Davis was pretty good too coming on

Great result to be fair

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on April 13, 2019, 05:06:13 PM
Be nice to get them at Wembley with a full side!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 05:06:47 PM
With all the injuries and suspensions and illnesses we worked our bollocks off to get that win. Whelan MOM

El Ghazi surely?

He was superb all match, probably the best game he's had.

Agreed.

El Ghazi was superb. But Whelan was just everywhere. For a player of his age to have that much energy and calmness is brilliant to watch. And Iíve been a massive critic of his.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: RichardBatchelor on April 13, 2019, 05:08:36 PM
Brilliant second half performance. Whelan unbelievable, how many times did he win the ball back before relieving pressure with the right short pass? El Ghazi was terrific too, thought Davis was excellent, held the ball up with the strength of two Heskeys, while Jedi and Axel imperious at the back. Everybody did well in the second. Thought Bristol were very good too and caused us problems with their pressing and imposing physical presence. 2-1 a fair score for me.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: john e on April 13, 2019, 05:09:01 PM
did a lot better than I thought with Jack out so hopefully we have learned to play without some key players

MOTM was their keeper by a margin,  awesome display
2 or 3 unbelievable saves, difference between a tight 2-1 and a thrashing
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CT Villan on April 13, 2019, 05:10:34 PM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 13, 2019, 05:10:49 PM
The league table looks nice!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave shelley on April 13, 2019, 05:12:10 PM
Oh you beauties, thank you.  Well done the lot of you.

Thanks.

You are very welcome.  I hope you enjoy any drink you might have tonight, I know I intend to.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 05:12:18 PM
6 days to next game at Bolton...Mings will be back so hope enough time for Jack and Hause to be fit.

Only other concern today was McGinn picking up another booking...13 now so can only pick up one more (he must be rested as soon as he hits 14).
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: eric woolban woolban on April 13, 2019, 05:12:49 PM
WWWWWWWW
One more and a joint record?
Whenever a record is insight my Villa record book up until 1988 comes out.
1910 we had nine wins in a row.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: themossman on April 13, 2019, 05:15:32 PM
Agreed on AEG no doubt motm. The build up to second goal was ridiculous.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 13, 2019, 05:16:22 PM
Blimey, Joey Barton has twatted the oppo Manager.  Once a c***, always a c***!  Police investigating.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Tuscans on April 13, 2019, 05:16:32 PM
WWWWWWWW
One more and a joint record?
Whenever a record is insight my Villa record book up until 1988 comes out.
1910 we had nine wins in a row.
1910, remember it well
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ktvillan on April 13, 2019, 05:16:44 PM
Thanks to whoever provided the small river.  The commentator was about as one-eyed as it gets, the officials were giving everything to Villa and Bristol were hard done by yadda yadda yadda.  Sad twat.  I thought we saw the game out quite professionally again.  Need to stop hitting shots straight at the keeper and we'll be a lot more comfortable.  I reckon a win at Bolton will see the play-offs pretty much secured. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Goldie.7 on April 13, 2019, 05:17:25 PM
I've never seen us have a winning streak like this before. It's pretty amazing to be honest...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Tuscans on April 13, 2019, 05:19:33 PM
Thanks to whoever provided the small river.  The commentator was about as one-eyed as it gets, the officials were giving everything to Villa and Bristol were hard done by yadda yadda yadda.  Sad twat.  I thought we saw the game out quite professionally again.  Need to stop hitting shots straight at the keeper and we'll be a lot more comfortable.  I reckon a win at Bolton will see the play-offs pretty much secured. 
I know he works for Bristol but some of stuff that came out of his gob was just lies.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: four fornicholl on April 13, 2019, 05:21:10 PM
ALLEZ ALLEZ ALLEZ
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: auntiesledd on April 13, 2019, 05:23:05 PM
Yes! GTFI 😎
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on April 13, 2019, 05:24:15 PM
Huge win. Show the togetherness, steel and vision in this squad. Honestly so much stronger than the team that made it to playoffs last year IMO.

Still all to play for, mind.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Bad English on April 13, 2019, 05:25:07 PM
Outstanding streak. Marvellous.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villa Lew on April 13, 2019, 05:25:47 PM
Brilliant 8 in 8 first time for 44 years great stuff. Good to see Anwar was back to his best today, if he can continue this form going into the play offs, it will be a huge bonus for us.

UP THE VILLA
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: GarTomas on April 13, 2019, 05:26:49 PM
The fact we’re disagreeing over MOTM shows what a great team performance that was.

Taylor excellent for me.  McGinn superb in the last 10 minutes, especially when he held it in the corner and wriggled away to get his shot away.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: SaddVillan on April 13, 2019, 05:26:54 PM
Today's performance showed how good Smith is as a coach.

Axel is not long back from injury and Jedi has only been a bit player this season, but they were quite pretty steady today.

Ditto in midfield with Whelan, Hourihane and SJM. They all seem to understand today's system/formation, even though they must have had different roles today compared to midweek given that it was a different set up as a result of Grealish's absence.

Despite Tyrone and Jack being absent we were able to hold Bristol to 1 shot on target over 98 minutest and put together another  winning performance.

Would that have been possible earlier in the season in similar circumstances under Smith's predecessor?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villa75 on April 13, 2019, 05:27:18 PM
25 shots
11 on target

We dominated them and never looked liked dropping any points. Did Steer even have to make a save of note, unlike their keeper?

Brilliant 2nd half performance with really good performances all round.

Well done the lads!👌
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rigadon on April 13, 2019, 05:30:26 PM
Great run. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: themossman on April 13, 2019, 05:31:12 PM
Their keeper made some really good saves. On another day we could have been 3 up at HT.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 05:32:53 PM
I thought Davis (in particular) and Lansbury did well when they came on.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on April 13, 2019, 05:33:32 PM
A great result especially after illnesses, suspensions and a hard fought performance in the week. It really is in our hands now, no one will want to play us and we can keep on improving. UTV.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 05:34:06 PM
I agree. Davis was like a battering ram. Very impressive and looked sharp.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 13, 2019, 05:35:33 PM
8 out of 8 is clear evidence that we are simply far superior to anybody in this league and shouldn't be here.
However, in any one off game even the invincible unbeatable Villa can always finish up drawing a game and then being beaten on penalties.
For that reason we should really be excused the lottery of the play offs and be given automatic promotion and in effect re-election to the premier league with immediate effect.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: hipkiss92 on April 13, 2019, 05:35:45 PM
Always impressed by Davisí ability to hold the ball up and find a pass to a teammate. Seen a lot of forwards with more experience struggle with similar link up play. Makes it very easy for the midfield to then run on.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 13, 2019, 05:36:01 PM
I agree. Davis was like a battering ram. Very impressive and looked sharp.


If the goals follow, he will be a really good player. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: colin69 on April 13, 2019, 05:36:59 PM
Every single player played well today. McGinn motm for me closely followed by Taylor.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 13, 2019, 05:37:20 PM
Was it a penalty? Bristol fans all going crazy about the ref today.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 13, 2019, 05:39:01 PM
Outstanding streak. Marvellous.

(https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article7631875.ece/ALTERNATES/s1200/Topless-streaker-Erica-Roe-is-covered-up-by-police.jpg)

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: HK Villan on April 13, 2019, 05:39:30 PM
WWWWWWWW

what a web site that would be. WWW.WWWWWWWW. com

If anyone is thinking of taking a look at that web address to see if it exists - don't.  I did, and got a "vulnerability protection" warning from Norton as it seems to be a malicious site. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:39:35 PM
Was it a penalty? Bristol fans all going crazy about the ref today.

Yes as it was given :P

But I hope it was a shocker just to piss them off.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 05:41:01 PM
I agree. Davis was like a battering ram. Very impressive and looked sharp.


He barged their defender about 5 feet from where he started out in the last 5 minutes!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 05:42:01 PM
Was it a penalty? Bristol fans all going crazy about the ref today.

Looked like it to me, but then there was only a brief replay on AVTV.  The dodgier one was the offside for their goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 05:46:27 PM
Any interview with the boss about Kodjia?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:47:50 PM
Smith on WM now
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:48:35 PM
Jack was ill yesterday with a fever, Kod got a whack on the ribs yesterday and has had a scan.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 05:48:58 PM
Ta Mr Shin
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villa Lew on April 13, 2019, 05:49:09 PM
Smith on WM now

Just said he was 4 last time we won 8 out of 8
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 05:50:24 PM
Sky highlights (https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/championship/11692810/aston-villa-2-1-bristol-city)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 05:50:41 PM
I agree. Davis was like a battering ram. Very impressive and looked sharp.


He barged their defender about 5 feet from where he started out in the last 5 minutes!

Ha! Yes, just brilliant to see. He's a talent our Keinan.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 13, 2019, 05:52:10 PM
Deano just confirmed Kodjia got a whack in the ribs in training yesterday apparently.  Having a scan.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KevinGage on April 13, 2019, 05:57:16 PM
That line up would have had people tearing their hair out earlier in the season.

Shows how far we have progressed.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 05:58:41 PM
Was it a penalty? Bristol fans all going crazy about the ref today.

I donít think so but hey ho.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Keeno on April 13, 2019, 06:06:10 PM
Superb win.

When was the last time you enjoyed watching/liked a Villa side this much?

Probably 08/09 Acorns-era Pubehead for me.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: clash city rocker on April 13, 2019, 06:08:27 PM
Superb win.

When was the last time you enjoyed watching/liked a Villa side this much?

Probably 08/09 Acorns-era Pubehead for me.

When Sir Ron ws in charge....I'm getting the same feeling I had all those years ago.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rigadon on April 13, 2019, 06:09:21 PM
Deano just confirmed Kodjia got a whack in the ribs in training yesterday apparently.  Having a scan.

We must have lost the most players to training injuries in the history of the sport. It's absurd! 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: four fornicholl on April 13, 2019, 06:14:40 PM
Superb win.

When was the last time you enjoyed watching/liked a Villa side this much?

Probably 08/09 Acorns-era Pubehead for me.
87-88
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: andyh on April 13, 2019, 06:14:41 PM
Letís not underestimate that performance. We fucking battered them. Their keeper has made god knows how many saves, including some top class ones. Loads of Shots on target and shots wide, plus alberts missed open goal. In the meantime, steer could had had a picnic.
Yes, Brizzle are a good team, and knocked the ball around well, but we dealt with everything.
Not one player let us down today.
The full backs were excellent. Axel and Jedi were superb, especially when you consider how little football they have played recently.
Whelan was majestic, El Ghazi had his best game since joining.
Tammy worked his bollocks off.

And McGinn is just a footballing god. His game management, intelligence and energy are just top,top,top class.

Well done me babbies.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Deano's Mullet on April 13, 2019, 06:15:49 PM
Only three league goals off a tally of 80. When did we last net 80 in the league?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 06:17:20 PM
DS post-match interview https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1117103884567232513
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: manic-road on April 13, 2019, 06:22:13 PM
Any interview with the boss about Kodjia?

Yes he said he had a rib injury, had an injection yesterday but too sore today.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: four fornicholl on April 13, 2019, 06:22:57 PM
DS post-match interview https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1117103884567232513
Cant hear a word, must be going deaf.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: brontebilly on April 13, 2019, 06:34:45 PM
Sky highlights (https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/championship/11692810/aston-villa-2-1-bristol-city)

Did Hourihane have a free role today in Jack's absence ? Keeper made two outrageous saves from him, missed a sitter, fouled for penalty and scored the winner (hardest chance of the lost). Hard to leave him out, serious goal threat at this level.

Davis looks a real handful.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CJ on April 13, 2019, 06:36:50 PM
When I heard the line-up - no Jack, no Mings (obvs) but no Hause/Elphick/Chester either, so Jedi at CB - I said I'd be happy with a point. In the end we could and should have won by 4 or 5 but a combination of profligate finishing and their goalie having a stormer meant that them getting one back made the last 10 minutes a bit twitchy. To a man they put a hell of a shift in and no surprise some were dead on their feet at the end. Great game, great atmosphere, three more points. Onwards and upwards.

Funniest thing of the afternoon - some guy actually landed on the 'Prize Where it Lies' half time fun - sadly he landed on SIS so won a year's worth of protein.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: frank black on April 13, 2019, 06:45:39 PM
Routine
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Taylor on April 13, 2019, 06:55:03 PM
My man of the match - Whelan. Superb today.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 13, 2019, 07:01:49 PM
Whelan and El Ghazi were outstanding. So was their GK. A very welcome, if unexpected before KO, 3 points.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Border villan on April 13, 2019, 07:01:59 PM
I can only give SJM a 10 for today as there were only three of him on the pitch.
El Ghazi was a revelation and the transformation in Taylor and Whelan  shows what a good manager can do.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: wittonwarrior on April 13, 2019, 07:04:24 PM
Horrible little club managed by a little whizzel. Good keeper though. And that was just them.

Us proved we can play without Grealish   What tablets has Smith put Taylor and whelan on? Can I have a prescription
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: john2710 on April 13, 2019, 07:06:18 PM
Got to give a shoutout to Neil Taylor, who I thought was excellent today, both going forward & defensively. Linked well with El Ghazi, who looked dangerous throughout. Should have won by more & more wins will do it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: rougegorge on April 13, 2019, 07:08:27 PM
Before the game I was hoping Kodjia would've been playing instead of El Ghazi, but he put in an excellent second half display.

McGinn was outstanding again which is all the more creditable given he got booked early on and Bristol were a physical team without much finesse on that display. Their management team don't appear to have much of that either.

I would pick out Taylor as well. He's improved leaps and bounds recently and is playing easily the best I've seen him, Elmo at right back too.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 13, 2019, 07:13:03 PM
Bristol City have some proper morons following then

Looking on their forum, it was even stevens and they were only beaten because the referee was practically playing for us.

Weren't they similarly full of shit before this fixture last year as well?

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CJ on April 13, 2019, 07:15:38 PM
SJM has a great football brain as well. Right at the end we had it down in the corner, he burst through along the bye-line, then instead of laying it off, he did a u-turn and took it back to the corner. Great game management. Oh, and by the way, where did they get 6 minutes ET in the second half?!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 07:17:07 PM
Fuck 'em. We won and could have scored a lot more today...4pts clear of them now so their game in hand against Millwall is nullified. Excellent win Villa!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 13, 2019, 07:19:14 PM
Phew!
? It was actually a comfortable win despite their goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: charleeco7 on April 13, 2019, 07:20:21 PM
Cracking game and absolutely battered them. A few had good games but I thought that was the best Iíve seen Taylor play. Defended well and drove forward linking well with El ghazi who was probably  my man of the match.
Bristol fans were giving Taylor loads and after the whistle blew he walked back and applauded them 😂.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 13, 2019, 07:21:46 PM
Thus was not a 2-1 win more realistically 4 or 5-1. Their GK had a superb game and we wasted very good chances.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 07:25:12 PM
Can't tell from the highlights if Tammys disallowed goal for offside or handball when he controlled the long ball? Not a criticism but said it after the Blackburn that we still need to be more clinical in front of goal and put teams to the sword...should have been 4 or 5 given the chances we missed today.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: footyskillz on April 13, 2019, 07:27:11 PM
Got to give a shoutout to Neil Taylor, who I thought was excellent today, both going forward & defensively. Linked well with El Ghazi, who looked dangerous throughout. Should have won by more & more wins will do it.

Good to hear .
I mean I seen from highlights he smashed ball against opposition player and then didn't prevent cross coming in from his side but perhaps his whole game was a lot better.
Seeing him v Rotherham midweek early on was awful falling on ball.
I would say he's still a concern for me especially on his defending and the part he played in the goal being conceded.
That said hear what you're saying so it's good there is part of play that's being recognized and certainly been more solid overall in this winning run!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: danno on April 13, 2019, 07:37:16 PM
What a great day.
What was all that nonsense with the Bristol City coaching staff getting booked?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: rougegorge on April 13, 2019, 07:42:19 PM
Can't tell from the highlights if Tammys disallowed goal for offside or handball when he controlled the long ball? Not a criticism but said it after the Blackburn that we still need to be more clinical in front of goal and put teams to the sword...should have been 4 or 5 given the chances we missed today.
Looked offside at the time and the flag went up straight away
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: London Villan on April 13, 2019, 07:48:40 PM
The ranting from their bench and the subsequent hold-up really affected their momentum as they were on top at the time. Another solid performance and should have scored more.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Mister E on April 13, 2019, 07:51:49 PM
Was it a penalty? Bristol fans all going crazy about the ref today.

Yes as it was given :P

But I hope it was a shocker just to piss them off.
From the upper holte, it was nailed on.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: MorrisNielson on April 13, 2019, 07:59:22 PM
Longest winning sequence (league only):
9 Ė 15/10/1910 Ė 10/12/1910
9 Ė 22/03/1897 Ė 18/09/1897
8 Ė 29/03/1975 Ė 30/04/1975
8 Ė 02/03/2019 Ė 13/04/2019 (not out)

Also, weíre up to 12 different centre-back partnerships this season:
Elphick/Chester
Chester/Jedinak
Elphick/Tuanzebe (League Cup)
Elphick/Bree (League Cup)
Tuanzebe/Chester
Tuanzebe/Hutton
Bree/Chester
Elphick/Hutton (FA Cup)
Elphick/Mings
Hause/Mings
Tuanzebe/Mings
Tuanzebe/Jedinak
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Ads on April 13, 2019, 08:01:00 PM
What a brilliant performance 2nd half, tempered with a few brainless spells, we by and large dominated 2nd half and could have had 5 or 6.

Negatives

The goal we gave away was poor. Attacking, Taylor and El Ghazi were excellent, but that small passage where we didn't clear the ball that lead to the goal was brainless.

I felt Tammy struggled to hold the ball up.

We had a few sloppy bits of play, mainly first half where we were too loose in our defending, giving them time to cross.

We were beyond wasteful in front of goal.

Positives

We dominated 2nd half. We upped the tempo and murdered them down the left.

El Ghazi cut in and ran them ragged, Taylor cause problems on the outside.

Hourihane was always popping in the box and could have had a hat full.

We did it without Jack and Mings. Psychologically that's huge. The belief in this squad is self evident as the quality. Hand in hand, that's a potent combination.

A massive 6 pointer won, absolutely brilliant. Fair play to their keeper  he stopped it being embarrassing. Lee Johnsom is such a gimp. Moan about the officials when you have one attempt on goal. Off you pop.

Max loved it again. 100% record, so when you combine it with him not having a season ticket for next year, we'll surely win the title with the luck he brings.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 08:02:19 PM
What a great day.
What was all that nonsense with the Bristol City coaching staff getting booked?

Gobbling off/aggressing the 4th official and encroaching the pitch area repeatedly. A right bunch of goons. Lee Johnson lucky not to get a booking too.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 08:06:36 PM
This bloke is on loan

https://twitter.com/thevillahome/status/1117133362186027009?s=12
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: danno on April 13, 2019, 08:09:14 PM
What a great day.
What was all that nonsense with the Bristol City coaching staff getting booked?

Gobbling off/aggressing the 4th official and encroaching the pitch area repeatedly. A right bunch of goons. Lee Johnson lucky not to get a booking too.

Cheers figured it was something like that, weird bunch nothing even remotely contentious happened first half.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 08:09:56 PM
What a great day.
What was all that nonsense with the Bristol City coaching staff getting booked?

Gobbling off/aggressing the 4th official and encroaching the pitch area repeatedly. A right bunch of goons. Lee Johnson lucky not to get a booking too.

Cheers figured it was something like that, weird bunch nothing even remotely contentious happened first half.

Apart from their disallowed goal and 2 bookings
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 08:10:38 PM
Their reaction to the penalty should see them charged with failing to control their players, as they mass protested in the face of the ref.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: danno on April 13, 2019, 08:11:37 PM
Haha I'm obviously as one eyed as they are!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 08:13:43 PM
Got to give a shoutout to Neil Taylor, who I thought was excellent today, both going forward & defensively. Linked well with El Ghazi, who looked dangerous throughout. Should have won by more & more wins will do it.

Good to hear .
I mean I seen from highlights he smashed ball against opposition player and then didn't prevent cross coming in from his side but perhaps his whole game was a lot better.
Seeing him v Rotherham midweek early on was awful falling on ball.
I would say he's still a concern for me especially on his defending and the part he played in the goal being conceded.
That said hear what you're saying so it's good there is part of play that's being recognized and certainly been more solid overall in this winning run!

I thought you weren't coming back until the Norwich game, Footy?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 13, 2019, 08:14:41 PM
Or until Kalinic was picked to play in goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 08:14:59 PM
This bloke is on loan

https://twitter.com/thevillahome/status/1117133362186027009?s=12
Love it! :)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Axl Rose on April 13, 2019, 08:15:37 PM
Or Mings was hung, drawn and quartered.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: f1sav on April 13, 2019, 08:16:22 PM
Longest winning sequence (league only):
9 Ė 15/10/1910 Ė 10/12/1910
9 Ė 22/03/1897 Ė 18/09/1897
8 Ė 29/03/1975 Ė 30/04/1975
8 Ė 02/03/2019 Ė 13/04/2019 (not out)

Also, weíre up to 12 different centre-back partnerships this season:
Elphick/Chester
Chester/Jedinak
Elphick/Tuanzebe (League Cup)
Elphick/Bree (League Cup)
Tuanzebe/Chester
Tuanzebe/Hutton
Bree/Chester
Elphick/Hutton (FA Cup)
Elphick/Mings
Hause/Mings
Tuanzebe/Mings
Tuanzebe/Jedinak

Excellent stats. Well done
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 13, 2019, 08:21:20 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: RichardBatchelor on April 13, 2019, 08:24:05 PM
Steer 6
Elmo 8
Taylor 8
Jedi 8
Axel 8
McGinn 9
Conor 7
Whelan 9.5
El Ghazi 9
Albert 6
Tammy 7
Davis 8
Lansbury 7
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Mister E on April 13, 2019, 08:35:38 PM
To those wishing to belittle Taylor, I thought he had a great game today, and he has grown into the role with Smith giving him gametime.
And: Jedi was immense today. Impressive.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: jwarry on April 13, 2019, 08:37:49 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.

Thatís incredible, are we like that?!?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 08:49:43 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/ (https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/)

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.


Thatís incredible, are we like that?!?


I genuinely think this is one of the most balanced football forums on the internet.  Most of us will normally pretty accurately tell it like it is.  I thought the Weimann goal wasn't offside today as an example, so we were lucky there, but overall on the balance of play and chances created we more than deserved to win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 13, 2019, 09:09:54 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.

Thatís incredible, are we like that?!?
Some are
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 13, 2019, 09:15:04 PM
Sounds like we beat Bristol fairly easily.  With players like Jack, Kodjia, the Emperor, Chester and Kortney to come back, we must be doing ok. Are we arrogant?  All teams are when they are winning game after game.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 09:16:46 PM
I was surprised at how poor they were. Just shows that thereís nothing to fear going forward in this league.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on April 13, 2019, 09:20:37 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.

Did they miss the bit where their keeper turned into Dino Zoff?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 09:24:58 PM
I thought the Weimann goal wasn't offside today as an example, so we were lucky there, but overall on the balance of play and chances created we more than deserved to win.
Obviously only got the highlights footage to look at, but he looks like half a yard offside to me when the ball was played so correct decision to rule it out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: itbrvilla on April 13, 2019, 09:26:30 PM
This bloke is on loan

https://twitter.com/thevillahome/status/1117133362186027009?s=12
Love it! :)
Looks like they have a diet largely made up of salt...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 09:32:23 PM
In fairness to them it really doesn't look like a pen from this, other replays may show differently mind but based on this I wouldn't be happy about it being given against us. https://twitter.com/jbcfc_/status/1117105067843256322

That said it wasn't against us so ultimately, fuck 'em and get orf arr land.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 09:35:40 PM
In fairness to them it really doesn't look like a pen from this, other replays may show differently mind but based on this I wouldn't be happy about it being given against us. https://twitter.com/jbcfc_/status/1117105067843256322

That said it wasn't against us so ultimately, fuck 'em and get orf arr land.

Agreed. But history books wonít remember the penalty against BCFC that wasnít.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 13, 2019, 09:37:00 PM
Was it not a hint of handball, rather than the foul?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 09:38:11 PM
Was it not a hint of handball, rather than the foul?

I thought it was Hotlips handling it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 13, 2019, 09:59:45 PM
How dare they complain and call us arrogant ! We wasted millions of pounds and endured years of shite football to get down to this level just so the fans of these small town clubs can have a day out seeing their team play a league game at a proper football ground. Ungrateful bastards !       
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: DesBremner on April 13, 2019, 10:02:16 PM
Max O'Leary the Bristol keeper was at Solihull Moors 2 seasons ago and couldn't catch a cold
Footballs a mad game
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: JD on April 13, 2019, 10:02:55 PM
How dare they complain and call us arrogant ! We wasted millions of pounds and endured years of shite football to get down to this level just so the fans of these small town clubs can have a day out seeing their team play a league game at a proper football ground. Ungrateful bastards !       

Exactly. Brilliant.

Another great win. I can't believe we've won eight in a row.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: b23 on April 13, 2019, 10:07:42 PM
Went down Station road after the game. Some BCFC visitors were angry behind the 8 ft metal fence that surrounds the away fans coach parking area. One Bristol follower tried to have a fight over the fence ???

Another threw a big onion that hit a Villa fan on the side of his face. Sometimes onions make you cry, but this guy was ok.

BCFC your Goalie had a great game, but the better team won.

Sore and bitter losers !!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on April 13, 2019, 10:16:35 PM
Great stuff delighted. Jackís injury isnít serious is it?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villa in Denmark on April 13, 2019, 10:18:42 PM
Great stuff delighted. Jackís injury isnít serious is it?
Illness rather than injured.
A dose of the Trotsky's allegedly.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ktvillan on April 13, 2019, 10:19:32 PM
The penalty is well dodgy.  If there is a handball it's by Hourihane.  I'd be well pissed off it that had been given against us.  Still looks like we well deserved the win though on the balance of play and chances.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Richard E on April 13, 2019, 10:23:44 PM
From where I was sat in the Lower Holte it looked an absolute stonewall penalty.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on April 13, 2019, 10:28:23 PM
Great result and performance. 8 out of 8 is fantastic! Equalling the record is on. Their goalie had a blinder and they were lucky to get away without another 5 goal mauling. Everybody played well. It was good seeing Tammy dispatch his penalty. It was also good seeing his replacement, Davis play with power, hold the ball up well and create chances from nothing. Onto Bolton next and hopefully 9 out of 9. UTV!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: auntiesledd on April 13, 2019, 10:29:07 PM
I couldn't resist havin' a butcher's at the Wurzel's forum (OTIB) this evening. I was fully expecting those pathetically-inadequate, bitter, no-marks would be spitting (motley) feathers after their latest loss at VP: but I was pleasantly surprised by their outstanding humility & appreciation of losing to the vastly superior club (again). I've not had the pleasure of hearing 'cuddly' Lee Johnson's post-match summation, but I've absolutely no doubt he'll have been his usual magnanimous self; and a great credit to the proud club that continues to give it the big 'un to their skint L1 Brizzle rivals.

Respec'.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 13, 2019, 10:32:15 PM
This bloke is on loan

https://twitter.com/thevillahome/status/1117133362186027009?s=12
Love it! :)
Looks like they have a diet largely made up of salt...
You've lost me itbrvilla?  :o
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 10:35:07 PM
They are one of those strange little clubs that thinks they are bigger than they are. We've spent more seasons in Europe than they've spent in the top flight, so doff your caps to us and be grateful you got to play us bitches.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 13, 2019, 10:35:52 PM
What a great day.
What was all that nonsense with the Bristol City coaching staff getting booked?

Gobbling off/aggressing the 4th official and encroaching the pitch area repeatedly. A right bunch of goons. Lee Johnson lucky not to get a booking too.

There was a point when the arse that first got booked tried to come out to give it some more shite, and Terry gestured at him to fuck off back where he'd come from. And he did.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 13, 2019, 10:36:56 PM
The Bristol player was almost ready to saddle Conor and there was also handball by the same person. Good referring made the correct decision.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: andyh on April 13, 2019, 10:37:46 PM
Mings, Axel and Tammy. 3 loanees who look like they love being at the club.
Even El Ghazi looks happy.

This club does stuff to people.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: postal on April 13, 2019, 10:41:56 PM
After watching the Sky highlights, maybe on another day.....
Weiman's goal might have stood
We wouldn't have got the soft pen
We would have scored more goals.

So a bit lucky and unlucky at the same time
On the BC forum, most are crying injustice, mostly about the Ref but there some more pragmatic about the game.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: footyskillz on April 13, 2019, 10:42:20 PM
Got to give a shoutout to Neil Taylor, who I thought was excellent today, both going forward & defensively. Linked well with El Ghazi, who looked dangerous throughout. Should have won by more & more wins will do it.

Good to hear .
I mean I seen from highlights he smashed ball against opposition player and then didn't prevent cross coming in from his side but perhaps his whole game was a lot better.
Seeing him v Rotherham midweek early on was awful falling on ball.
I would say he's still a concern for me especially on his defending and the part he played in the goal being conceded.
That said hear what you're saying so it's good there is part of play that's being recognized and certainly been more solid overall in this winning run!

I thought you weren't coming back until the Norwich game, Footy?

I couldn't miss out on 8 and 8 !! Historic ! Needed acknowledging! The almighty smith
Buzzin'
Oh and to address a few things including serious concern about  the McGinn issue !
Yes my curious love for Kalinic couldn't keep me away despite grave concerns.
No more ridiculous announcements- though that was one in itself ?! Silly.

Most pleases to be reading people's views on match and that all behind club and getting what we want !!
I fear for Bolton on good Friday . What an unfortunate state they are in is it all that they will be laid to rest for their sins.
Up the villa and praise be the almighty Smith
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 13, 2019, 10:47:05 PM
Apart from their disallowed goal and 2 bookings
Correctly disallowed goal and well deserved bookings.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: footyskillz on April 13, 2019, 10:47:53 PM
How was Andreas Weimann ?did he get a good reception?
The irony I can't forget where it would have been 8 matches without a home win when he scored late on for villa v Fulham  !!
Always liked him
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: footyskillz on April 13, 2019, 10:50:34 PM
Seems they had to be disruptive and physical and having so many yellows a pen was deserves.
Why didn't Whelan take that pen! For amends and as captain !
Well done Tammy putting away.
Hourihane could have had a hat ful no?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rich6by7 on April 13, 2019, 10:51:19 PM
Excellent day at the game today; I thought it'd be a close one and the score makes it look that way but we could've put away five or six today especially in the second half.

I thought the first half was quite even- they had some good chances and the marginal offside- it looked very close but I was sitting right behind the linesman and he didn't hesitate to raise the flag. Adomah's had better days although he picked up a bit in the second half.

I thought Tammy was well offside for his disallowed goal but the only replay I've seen is inconclusive. I thought he struggled to hold the play up at times; his first touch let him down and putting Davis on was a good call for me.

Credit to the defence for restricting Bristol to the few chances they got. They all put in a shift today.

McGinn was excellent- he bossed the last few minutes after their goal and his decision-making in the final third to close out the game was first class.

Whelan was MOTM for me for some excellent passing and for repeatedly winning back possession in the midfield. What an improvement from him in this run!

Hopefully we can extend it to nine games against Bolton and ten against Millwall...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: footyskillz on April 13, 2019, 10:56:55 PM
How was Nathan Baker . Another I always liked. Saw be came on was he well received and did he do any of those thundering baker special slide challenges  or get a head injury.
One of our own!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: LeeB on April 13, 2019, 10:59:03 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.

It's clearly a BCFC thing.

You know, being poxy dickheads and that.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 13, 2019, 11:03:26 PM
Albert was the only disappointment today.
I thought the cross leading up to thier goal should have been dealt with by Steer but I did not have a good angle to see it.
Is there a highlight of the penalty.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 13, 2019, 11:04:24 PM
How was Nathan Baker . Another I always liked. Saw be came on was he well received and did he do any of those thundering baker special slide challenges  or get a head injury.
One of our own!

All those desperate challenges and head injuries were because he isnít actually a very good defender. Came on late but did not very much. Well received by the crowd though.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 13, 2019, 11:10:01 PM
https://www.otib.co.uk/index.php?/topic/200669-spineless-jellyfish/

Crikey, there's some proper horseshit going on in there about us not deserving to win.

That’s incredible, are we like that?!?

They kind of remind me of Coventry fans.  Buy their furniture from SCS.  Small Club Symdrome.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 11:15:06 PM
It really is an awful decision, which does make it funny as it was in our favour.

(https://www.otib.co.uk/uploads/monthly_2019_04/penalty.gif.6aa3a216cae07593047d2761cbec28c0.gif)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 13, 2019, 11:29:39 PM
Inconclusive, if he pushed him in the back then a pen but you can not tell from that.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CT on April 13, 2019, 11:32:00 PM
Lost of unsung heroes today.

Thought Neil Taylor had one of his best games for us.

Feelgood factor at the end was just brilliant. Great stuff!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 11:36:24 PM
Inconclusive, if he pushed him in the back then a pen but you can not tell from that.

If he pushed him he wouldn't fall backwards. It's a fantastically awful decision and we'd be livid if we'd lost to that decision.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 13, 2019, 11:43:48 PM
https://twitter.com/bristolcity/status/1117112976916602881?s=21

Their manager after the match with some incomprehensible wurzel-babble about where we put away fans.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 13, 2019, 11:50:30 PM
https://twitter.com/bristolcity/status/1117112976916602881?s=21

Their manager after the match with some incomprehensible wurzel-babble about where we put away fans.

No subtitles so fuck knows what he said. I think I heard him mention a combine harvester but beyond that, nothing.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 13, 2019, 11:50:59 PM
So their forum has posted that as a defence. So, do fucking tell, what was their defender attempting to do? I thought it was a penalty then, it's still a penalty now.

Ftif. And if any of them are eavesdropping and might wonder what that "i" represents, it's "inconsequential".
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 13, 2019, 11:52:52 PM
It was certainly a Holte End penalty.

10k + roar and the ref is convinced he's missed an obvious foul so gives it. All crowds with big home ends get a couple a season.

Doubt we'd have been given it at the North Stand.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 14, 2019, 12:33:12 AM
To be fair he has a point about the positioning of the away fans. I think it was Mo‚ÄôN that insisted on them being moved to the side all those years ago and I think we benefit from it on the whole.  He‚Äôs only saying that is advantageous and has spotted something for his own ground.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: not3bad on April 14, 2019, 12:45:19 AM
Very exiting game today. Villa had many chances which frustrated me but when 6 minutes of injury time was called Villa just stepped up and took the piss. Have that me babbies!!!

Whelan, El Ghazi, SJM step up and take a bow. Got to London Euston and found it was full of celebrating Villa fans. So I joined in. Rude not to.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on April 14, 2019, 12:51:10 AM
How dare they complain and call us arrogant ! We wasted millions of pounds and endured years of shite football to get down to this level just so the fans of these small town clubs can have a day out seeing their team play a league game at a proper football ground. Ungrateful bastards !       

*Applause*
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Border villan on April 14, 2019, 12:51:53 AM
Breath, relax, enjoy. We deserve it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: taylorsworkrate on April 14, 2019, 01:11:19 AM
First half despite missing us two great chances, I thought we lacked tempo and structure. I thought they were the better team 1st half.

2nd half for large parts we were very very good. Created lots of chances and should have made the end of the game easier for ourselves. SJM his usual brilliant self and El Ghazi had their right back on toast.

Id echo the points about the commentator on the Bristol City biased stream. He was horrificly oneeyed. The coverage in general was shit. Lost count of the times they cut away from live play to show a replay.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: West Derby Villan on April 14, 2019, 01:12:20 AM
Got to give a shoutout to Neil Taylor, who I thought was excellent today, both going forward & defensively. Linked well with El Ghazi, who looked dangerous throughout. Should have won by more & more wins will do it.

Good to hear .
I mean I seen from highlights he smashed ball against opposition player and then didn't prevent cross coming in from his side but perhaps his whole game was a lot better.
Seeing him v Rotherham midweek early on was awful falling on ball.
I would say he's still a concern for me especially on his defending and the part he played in the goal being conceded.
That said hear what you're saying so it's good there is part of play that's being recognized and certainly been more solid overall in this winning run!

Sorry mate, Neil Taylor had an excellent game today in defence and attack, just like his previous three matches, definitely a confidence player who is performing to his potential
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 01:20:48 AM
It was certainly a Holte End penalty.

10k + roar and the ref is convinced he's missed an obvious foul so gives it. All crowds with big home ends get a couple a season.

Doubt we'd have been given it at the North Stand.
Stop trying to disparage those of us who occupy the Witton End.😡
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Perthvillan on April 14, 2019, 03:38:32 AM
Thanks for the link yesterday as it was good to see most of the game (bias Bristol City commentator aside).
A special mention to our makeshift defence today as in general we looked pretty solid.
Whelan was outstanding today, his screening of our defence and passing a joy.
El Ghazi made a mug out of their right back and this was his best game since Smethick away IMHO.
Davis very impressive in his cameo.
We were lucky and unlucky in equal measure so overall deserved the win.
And yes we CAN win without Jack if we have to.
On to Easter now and hopefully confirmation of our play off spot.
UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: remy on April 14, 2019, 07:00:29 AM
From Thursday morningís hangover to now Sundayís. Thank you Villa.

Couldnít find out till Tuesday that I could get Saturday off and all the Bristol tickets have all gone - fucked off wasnít the word. Dragged around the bull ring in between taking phone out every 2 mins hitting refresh.

BBC website failed. Thank goodness for this forum for the updates.

From the highlights chance after chance went begging and my heart sank when I saw Jack wasnít playing - Iím a kid again! Next thing Iíll be getting a football sticker album out.

The magnitude of this win cannot be understated.

A sellout crowd contributed to the win. Dean Smith and his coaches all carry on to astound - weíve had some shite back room staff and all this positivity and logic is like witchcraft.

Players one and all gave their all, kept their heads and belief and saw out the win. We won a game without Jack - one of the (appeared to be) toughest games of the season.

Iím so happy like the rest of you. 8 on the spin, Trotters next after that fucking snow game last time there - someone needs a pasting to improve our goal difference but also to remind the rest of the division they got off lightly and those to come should fear.

I think we will displace the baggies in 4th and play them in the semis with the blades in the final.

Onwards!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Dave P on April 14, 2019, 07:11:03 AM
https://twitter.com/bristolcity/status/1117112976916602881?s=21

Their manager after the match with some incomprehensible wurzel-babble about where we put away fans.

Lee Johnson is, was, and always will be, a massive throbber!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on April 14, 2019, 07:56:47 AM
They will have been convinced when they saw Jack, Tyrone and others were not on our team sheet that the points were there for the taking. That's what's p-ssing them off! They should be looking nervously over their shoulders at boro or derby because on the basis of what I saw yesterday, they lack discipline on and off the pitch and they could well implode. It's great waking up knowing we've won again! UTV!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: andyh on April 14, 2019, 08:21:27 AM
Brizzle were one of those clubs who you have a sneaky admiration for because of being a small club doing the business and more than holding their own.

Now anymore.
They really are a jumped up bunch of whingeing fuckers with a poisonous dwarf for a manager whose chip on his shoulder is bigger than him.
I hope the fuckers drop out of the top 6.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: JJ-AV on April 14, 2019, 08:22:29 AM
Great performance. Thought they all played really well. Steer, Taylor, McGinn in particular.

As soon as they got one back I thought it was a big 20 mins for Keinan, and he was up to it. Might be time to let Tammy sit one out, I think he looked tired. Itís been a long season for him up there on his own.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CT on April 14, 2019, 08:24:49 AM
More salty comments from little Lee Johnson, with appropriate music.

https://youtu.be/BkUq_o2GGT0

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 14, 2019, 08:40:25 AM
Their fans will soon get over it.
I think Rugby Union is the main sport in Bristol.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 08:42:58 AM
Does anyone have a spare copy of the official matchday programme? I found out last night that Cam is in there and I would like to get a copy for his Dad.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithe on April 14, 2019, 08:47:37 AM
The game was far more comfortable than the score suggested, their keeper had a blinder and that combined but with some pretty ropey finishing meant we didnít run up the cricket score we should have.

Thought it was an iffy penalty decision but they created the square root of fuck all, ElGhazi really stepped up in the absence of Jack and some good performances from the lesser lights.

Taylor shading MOM from Whelan, El Ghazi and Elmo.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Mister E on April 14, 2019, 08:50:26 AM
Inconclusive, if he pushed him in the back then a pen but you can not tell from that.
Look, from where I was it seemed nailed-on, both for the clear push and the arm out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: mr underhill on April 14, 2019, 09:06:24 AM
I though so too from the Lower Holt, but though they were unlucky with the disallowed 'goal'.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Clampy on April 14, 2019, 09:12:00 AM
I didn't think it was a penalty either to be honest. I thought we were great yesterday. Their keeper kept them in the game and I disagree with what someone else said about all our shots going straight at him, he made some very good instinctive saves. I don't think anyone had a bad game yesterday and even Jedinak looked decent at centre half. Roll on Bolton!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Clampy on April 14, 2019, 09:12:49 AM
And I still don't know where the ref got 6 added minutes from.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: QuintonVilla on April 14, 2019, 09:17:33 AM
Arguably the best of the eight wins, with Mings and Grealish missing and against our nearest rival in the table.

El Ghazi was unplayable at times. On his day he is far too good for this league but let's be honest, if he wasn't inconsistent then he wouldn't be slumming it in the Championship.

The improvement in and how Smith has got the likes of Whelan and Taylor playing is remarkable. Shows what good coaching can do and it helps that we play on the front foot and limits the amount of defending Taylor has to do.

Bristol City fans definitely mirror their manager. He's an odious little prick with little man syndrome and is always very salty. Their fans on Twitter and their forum are the saltiest I've seen this season aswell.
I thought the atmosphere was decent in parts and loud at times yet according to them VP was a library, one of the quietest sell out crowds they've ever seen and the quietest set of home fans they've seen this season. Now either they're telling porkies or the acoustics at VP are terrible. I barely heard their fans and thought they seemed very subdued for an away support.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: aj2k77 on April 14, 2019, 09:18:10 AM
Apparently we were lucky to win and 2-1 to them would have been a fair result....... possibly the saltiest make believe fans apart from the noses?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 14, 2019, 09:19:30 AM
And I still don't know where the ref got 6 added minutes from.


I was alright with it. By then we were purring, and I thought it provided us with ample time to bang in another couple.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: London Villan on April 14, 2019, 09:21:53 AM
11 shots on target to their 1... obviously unlucky and you don't get 3 for 1 "goal" you rugby following muppets...

As for the atmosphere - it wasn't great, hardly intimidating and for large parts of the game it was subduded. The best recently at VP was the last few minutes v Boro in the playoff semi, it was a loud as I've ever heard the ground.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 09:23:00 AM
They had 2 shots on target.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: old man villa fan on April 14, 2019, 09:24:17 AM
The best angle for viewing if it was a penalty would have been straight down the pitch and plenty from the Holte End are saying nailed on so I would go with that.  For the offside, it looked to me that Weimann was half a yard offside when the ball was played in but, again the camera angle was not the best.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: London Villan on April 14, 2019, 09:25:12 AM
Not according to the BBC?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47835895
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: AV82EC on April 14, 2019, 09:27:50 AM
The best angle for viewing if it was a penalty would have been straight down the pitch and plenty from the Holte End are saying nailed on so I would go with that.  For the offside, it looked to me that Weimann was half a yard offside when the ball was played in but, again the camera angle was not the best.

I was in Trinity Upper and it looked as if he got held from my angle. The TV angle from Witton Lane made it look very soft.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 14, 2019, 09:32:58 AM
Their fans will soon get over it.
I think Rugby Union is the main sport in Bristol.
Apple mulching and sheep worrying.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 09:34:02 AM
Not according to the BBC?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47835895

The goal disallowed for offside and the goal itself?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Ads on April 14, 2019, 09:46:49 AM
Jesus the state of their forum. They were outclassed yet should have won?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 14, 2019, 09:52:55 AM
Maybe it's the effects of this division, maybe I'm still a bit drunk, but I thought Diedhiou looked decent. O'Leary is only a kid in 'keeper terms, but if yesterday was anything to go by, one to watch in the future. And did anyone else think that that Kasey Palmer, the 45, did a pretty damn fine impression of Adama Traore while he was on?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: London Villan on April 14, 2019, 09:58:11 AM
Not according to the BBC?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47835895


The goal disallowed for offside and the goal itself?

Don't suppose it counts if it's offside?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: LeeB on April 14, 2019, 10:08:04 AM
Arguably the best of the eight wins, with Mings and Grealish missing and against our nearest rival in the table.

El Ghazi was unplayable at times. On his day he is far too good for this league but let's be honest, if he wasn't inconsistent then he wouldn't be slumming it in the Championship.

The improvement in and how Smith has got the likes of Whelan and Taylor playing is remarkable. Shows what good coaching can do and it helps that we play on the front foot and limits the amount of defending Taylor has to do.

Bristol City fans definitely mirror their manager. He's an odious little prick with little man syndrome and is always very salty. Their fans on Twitter and their forum are the saltiest I've seen this season aswell.
I thought the atmosphere was decent in parts and loud at times yet according to them VP was a library, one of the quietest sell out crowds they've ever seen and the quietest set of home fans they've seen this season. Now either they're telling porkies or the acoustics at VP are terrible. I barely heard their fans and thought they seemed very subdued for an away support.

I was sat about 20 yards from them and barely heard a peep.

The odd 'come you reds', which is a bit thick when you're playing in white.

File under 'shit, no mark clubs we won't play again for 20 years unless it's in a cup'. I bet half their twats have a 'soft spot' for Man Utd or Liverpool too.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 10:15:30 AM
I would like Johnson and their fans to stay in the bubble of delusion  they have built around themselves so if by some miracle they manage to get to play-off final they will be easy pickings for us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 14, 2019, 10:17:45 AM
This division does seem to have a lot of clubs with strange ideas about their place in the food chain, yet we're the arrogant ones.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 14, 2019, 10:58:51 AM
Nine years in the top division, over half of which pre-dated the sinking of the Titanic. Shut up.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: CT on April 14, 2019, 11:16:57 AM
What a horrible club we are though.

Fancy having our own fans at both ends of our own ground.

It isn't fair. Clearly the Bristol City fans would have made an incredible noise if they'd been 90 degrees further around.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on April 14, 2019, 11:20:01 AM
He isn't having a go at us over it, he's saying he'd like them to look into doing the same as it does give an advantage.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 14, 2019, 11:24:43 AM
And should we win on Friday, these can bask in the knowledge that they've once again been involved in us winning nine on the bounce.

I don't know why, but they're bringing out SE/Gascoigne levels of annoyance in me.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: maidstonevillain on April 14, 2019, 11:28:08 AM
He isn't having a go at us over it, he's saying he'd like them to look into doing the same as it does give an advantage.
I didn't think his comments were unreasonable either. And as PeterWithesShin said, he was basically saying he thought sticking the away fans in the corner to give a better home advantage was a good idea, and he would look into it for Bristol C.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Karlos96 on April 14, 2019, 11:32:31 AM
From where I sit in the Lower Holte I thought it was a nailed on penalty but it does look a bit soft on the highlights. Their fans are a strange bunch I was stood behind a group of them in the queue for the train they were basically saying they should have won because they had 51% possession completely ignoring the fact we had 11 shots on target to their 1.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: PeterWithe on April 14, 2019, 11:34:10 AM
When Iíve come across Bristol City fans on my travels I have found them in the main to be fine, just harmless bumpkins with a strange inferiority complex toward, of all people, Cardiff. Maybe bringing more than a few hundred slack jawed, straw chewing simpletons on an away trip has given them delusions of grandeur?

Iíd imagine that if we were looking for opinions on what a 40k+ crowd should sound like, they wouldnít be near the top of the list.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 11:51:12 AM
He isn't having a go at us over it, he's saying he'd like them to look into doing the same as it does give an advantage.
Yes however two things will stop most lower tier clubs from doing that. Size of the ground and need to maximise revenue. Also in PL most grounds tend to hide away fans and bigger the ground further away the opposition fans are. Look at OT and Sports Direct stadiums. At Villa PArk I would move them from the lower DE and just confine them to upper section.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: in exile on April 14, 2019, 12:00:52 PM
Sorry if already answered, but does anyone know why Kodjia was missing?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: leylandalbion on April 14, 2019, 12:01:54 PM
Sorry if already answered, but does anyone know why Kodjia was missing?
Got rib injury from Wednesday night
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: villasjf on April 14, 2019, 12:11:25 PM
Just looked at the player ratings on Birmingham Mail the score was AV1 BC2 lol
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 12:25:25 PM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on April 14, 2019, 12:30:38 PM
Maybe it's the effects of this division, maybe I'm still a bit drunk, but I thought Diedhiou looked decent. O'Leary is only a kid in 'keeper terms, but if yesterday was anything to go by, one to watch in the future. And did anyone else think that that Kasey Palmer, the 45, did a pretty damn fine impression of Adama Traore while he was on?

Best Bristol player yesterday was imo Jay Da Silva, their LB. He hit in two brilliant crosses for the Taylor free header and Weimann offside.

Wouldn't mind him here next season, thought DS had signed him for Brentford but that's another Da Silva.

As for the game, a fantastic win in the circumstances. Without two key players and playing a very in form rival, we need this type of win to give confidence in the play offs and also show we can win without Jack.

Thought first half was pretty tight. We had a few long range shots but in general play I thought Bristol moved it around quicker. The Weimann offside was very marginal, not sure that was off at all although impossible to tell really when you just have one camera angle to go off.

Second half we were much better and could easily have scored 5.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 14, 2019, 12:52:09 PM
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: The Moose on April 14, 2019, 12:54:18 PM
Definitely half a yard offside, I was perfectly in line with it in B1
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Bren'd on April 14, 2019, 01:06:01 PM
I donít think itís been mentioned yet but the ref had a good game. Gave a lot of decisions in our favour, the pen for instance. In fact the only thing he got wrong was the 6 mins added time not that it mattered.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Pete3206 on April 14, 2019, 01:11:52 PM
I thought the Sheff Wed fans were bitter, but these Bristol types really take the biscuit.

No atmosphere, shithole ground, shithole city and arrogant fans.

Hysterical.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Damo70 on April 14, 2019, 01:37:34 PM
What a horrible club we are though.

Fancy having our own fans at both ends of our own ground.

It isn't fair. Clearly the Bristol City fans would have made an incredible noise if they'd been 90 degrees further around.


Wasn't it MON who when he first took over originally pushed for us to have our fans at both ends of the ground and the away fans stuck in the corner of 'The Doug'?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Damo70 on April 14, 2019, 01:40:09 PM
Their fans will soon get over it.
I think Rugby Union is the main sport in Bristol.
Apple mulching and sheep worrying.


I thought it was apple worrying and sheep munching.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: jeowje on April 14, 2019, 02:07:16 PM
I think if we had lost at Rotherham after the pen/sending off, weíd have murdered Bristol yesterday...

Think our players, as well as us fans, were all a bit nervous about the fact that the run has to end sometime.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 02:09:11 PM


Is it just me or does it look like Weimann momentarily apologises to the Holte End for scoring before realising his goal has been disallowed for offside?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: john e on April 14, 2019, 03:22:06 PM


Is it just me or does it look like Weimann momentarily apologises to the Holte End for scoring before realising his goal has been disallowed for offside?

yes,
although I donít think he was apologising just not wanting to celebrate like what they do nowadays
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: brontebilly on April 14, 2019, 03:34:00 PM
The penalty is well dodgy.  If there is a handball it's by Hourihane.  I'd be well pissed off it that had been given against us.  Still looks like we well deserved the win though on the balance of play and chances.

Looked very soft, then again we got done by a last minute handball goal v West Brom earlier in the season. (Cliche alert) these things tend to even out over a season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: in exile on April 14, 2019, 04:02:29 PM
Sorry if already answered, but does anyone know why Kodjia was missing?
Got rib injury from Wednesday night

Thank you.
Since I posted the original question, I've found footage of how he got the injury.
For those that don't know, he injured his rib throwing his shirt into the crowd on Wednesday night.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 04:26:24 PM
Weimann offside by at least a yard:

(https://i.ibb.co/2351cRJ/E29-EA65-B-5838-455-A-A574-D0-B50379-FDCA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2351cRJ)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: themossman on April 14, 2019, 04:30:14 PM
They are a weird bunch. Basically a tin pot club but mixed with biggest club in the city arrogance, with a bellend wideboy Brexiter owner. Worst of all worlds in football terms.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: LeeB on April 14, 2019, 04:48:13 PM
They are a weird bunch. Basically a tin pot club but mixed with biggest club in the city arrogance, with a bellend wideboy Brexiter owner. Worst of all worlds in football terms.

Birmingham City's idiot cousins.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: andyh on April 14, 2019, 04:55:00 PM
Weimann had strayed offside at the start of that move and was on the ground. Despite getting up and coming away from goal, he never got himself back onside at any time.

That how I see it anyway.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 04:57:28 PM
They are a weird bunch. Basically a tin pot club but mixed with biggest club in the city arrogance, with a bellend wideboy Brexiter owner. Worst of all worlds in football terms.

Birmingham City's idiot cousins.

A perfect marriage.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on April 14, 2019, 05:11:20 PM
Weimann offside by at least a yard:

(https://i.ibb.co/2351cRJ/E29-EA65-B-5838-455-A-A574-D0-B50379-FDCA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/2351cRJ)


Without a shadow of a doubt.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on April 14, 2019, 05:39:05 PM
you'd also think Bristol City yesterday were the first club to ever fall foul of a poor penalty decision.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Richard E on April 14, 2019, 05:46:25 PM
God I hate Liverpool. Completely the wrong thread, mind.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: brian green on April 14, 2019, 06:18:17 PM
Liverpool is alright.  It is its football teams that are horrible.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Legion on April 14, 2019, 06:42:40 PM
I find it's a large number of their fanbase that are insufferable.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 14, 2019, 07:03:39 PM
you'd also think Bristol City yesterday were the first club to ever fall foul of a poor penalty decision.
It was NOT a poor penalty decision. It was an excellent decision by the brave Referee.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on April 14, 2019, 07:25:45 PM
They are a weird bunch. Basically a tin pot club but mixed with biggest club in the city arrogance, with a bellend wideboy Brexiter owner. Worst of all worlds in football terms.

Sir Tony Robinson is their most high profile celebrity supporter. You think he would come up with a cunning plan to stop their owner bankrolling Farage.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D2Wu6-vWsAAOWVK.jpg:thumb)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: XXVilla on April 14, 2019, 09:09:42 PM
What a horrible club we are though.

Fancy having our own fans at both ends of our own ground.

It isn't fair. Clearly the Bristol City fans would have made an incredible noise if they'd been 90 degrees further around.
Wasn't it MON who when he first took over originally pushed for us to have our fans at both ends of the ground and the away fans stuck in the corner of 'The Doug'?
They want to try going to Newcastle
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: brentastonb6 on April 14, 2019, 09:42:53 PM
Well, that much more tense than it should have been.  If not for their keeper we'd have been out of sight.

Their keeper was lucky in that almost everything we did was straight at him. Poor finishing from us rather than a great game from him. Speaking of keeps, did Jed Steer actually make a save today?
According to BBC they only had one shot on target so he didnít need to 👍
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: robbo1874 on April 15, 2019, 05:11:38 AM
They are a weird bunch. Basically a tin pot club but mixed with biggest club in the city arrogance, with a bellend wideboy Brexiter owner. Worst of all worlds in football terms.

Birmingham City's idiot cousins.
thatís actually quite a disturbing proposition when you think about it!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: darren woolley on April 15, 2019, 11:19:26 AM
That game was one of our best in our recent run especially without our key players but what can I say about the players who stepped in they played brilliant I was chocked with emotion the last time I had that feeling was the birth of my daughter that's how moved I was I'm so proud of what's happening at my club at the moment from the management the players backroom staff and of course our magnificent supporters who too a man and woman are without a doubt the BEST in the world sorry for the long post but it's making my heart beat with pride my club our club the greatest club on this planet.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Percy McCarthy on April 15, 2019, 11:20:09 AM
This bloke is on loan

https://twitter.com/thevillahome/status/1117133362186027009?s=12

Brilliant.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: LeeB on April 15, 2019, 12:04:44 PM
That game was one of our best in our recent run especially without our key players but what can I say about the players who stepped in they played brilliant I was chocked with emotion the last time I had that feeling was the birth of my daughter that's how moved I was I'm so proud of what's happening at my club at the moment from the management the players backroom staff and of course our magnificent supporters who too a man and woman are without a doubt the BEST in the world sorry for the long post but it's making my heart beat with pride my club our club the greatest club on this planet.

Beautiful mate, up the Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: pooligan on April 15, 2019, 12:45:48 PM
Living in Liverpool as i do,i have to admit it is a great place to live and most of the people are very friendly and helpful. It is the football teams ,mainly the reds ,who are the problem .So full of themselves and so biased. I can actually see their ground from where i live and to listen to their fans ,you would think they are the only ones who follow their club with passion
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: martin o`who?? on April 15, 2019, 01:53:56 PM
What a horrible club we are though.

Fancy having our own fans at both ends of our own ground.

It isn't fair. Clearly the Bristol City fans would have made an incredible noise if they'd been 90 degrees further around.


Wasn't it MON who when he first took over originally pushed for us to have our fans at both ends of the ground and the away fans stuck in the corner of 'The Doug'?
Yes it was.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Pete3206 on April 15, 2019, 05:20:23 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Border villan on April 15, 2019, 05:25:12 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.
Brummie accent? I hope they know this is the language of Shakespeare.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: LeeB on April 15, 2019, 05:52:38 PM
I shouldn't have bothered looking. They're a poxy irrelevance of a club with shit fans.

Next.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 15, 2019, 07:31:37 PM
Their fans and ex players still whingeing on about the penalty decision. Get over it! All the moaning in the world won't change the result! On another day it could've been 6-1 - only their keeper kept the score respectable, plus some glaring misses from our players.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Richard E on April 15, 2019, 07:50:44 PM
You mean famous ex Bristol City players like er, um, er, help me out here someone...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave shelley on April 15, 2019, 07:54:54 PM
You mean famous ex Bristol City players like er, um, er, help me out here someone...

John Ateyo,  England international, struggling after that.  Didn't one or both of the Mabbuts play for them?  Just checked Wiki and it says Mabbut was signed from Bristol Rovers, his brother Kevin played for Bristol City.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Risso on April 15, 2019, 08:00:12 PM
You mean famous ex Bristol City players like er, um, er, help me out here someone...

Andy "Andrew" Cole
Nathan Baker
Albert Adomah
Tammy Abraham
Jonathan Kodjia
Yannick Bolasie
David James
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on April 15, 2019, 08:02:42 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.
Brummie accent? I hope they know this is the language of Shakespeare.

I think people from Bristol should be quiet when it comes to mocking other peoples accents.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: four fornicholl on April 15, 2019, 08:03:06 PM
You mean famous ex Bristol City players like er, um, er, help me out here someone...
Gerry Gow, I needed him for ages(panini), Norman Hunter went there too.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on April 15, 2019, 08:39:48 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.
Brummie accent? I hope they know this is the language of Shakespeare.



I think people from Bristol should be quiet when it comes to mocking other peoples accents.

Hang on ! Shakespeare accent ?  last week we were not proper fans because we are not from the inner sanctum of Brum  now you want our non specific bumkin accents  :-\ ;D





Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Richard E on April 15, 2019, 08:45:41 PM
You mean famous ex Bristol City players like er, um, er, help me out here someone...

Andy "Andrew" Cole
Nathan Baker
Albert Adomah
Tammy Abraham
Jonathan Kodjia
Yannick Bolasie
David James

Lot of potentially good players there. Shame their careers all peaked at Ashton Gate.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: mike on April 15, 2019, 08:57:41 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.
Brummie accent? I hope they know this is the language of Shakespeare.



I think people from Bristol should be quiet when it comes to mocking other peoples accents.

Hang on ! Shakespeare accent ?  last week we were not proper fans because we are not from the inner sanctum of Brum  now you want our non specific bumkin accents  :-\ ;D







I think there is some suggestion that English as spoken in Gornal is reminiscent of Elizabethan English (in both cases English is in parentheses). Obviously, Gornal is not actually in Birmingham but most people hilariously imitating a Birmingham accent are actually closer to Black Country anyway.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on April 15, 2019, 09:01:45 PM
Still bleating about us on their forum. They've finally got around to talking about the Brummie accent as they've run out of things to be bitter about.

A pleasant diversion anyway.
Brummie accent? I hope they know this is the language of Shakespeare.



I think people from Bristol should be quiet when it comes to mocking other peoples accents.

Hang on ! Shakespeare accent ?  last week we were not proper fans because we are not from the inner sanctum of Brum  now you want our non specific bumkin accents  :-\ ;D







I think there is some suggestion that English as spoken in Gornal is reminiscent of Elizabethan English (in both cases English is in parentheses). Obviously, Gornal is not actually in Birmingham but most people hilariously imitating a Birmingham accent are actually closer to Black Country anyway.

thanks just googling all you have said
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 15, 2019, 09:19:33 PM
I was born in Aston.  Fentham Road.  How dare they suggest I/we are not made from God's own accent?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 15, 2019, 09:53:23 PM
I've never known a set of supporters like them. Even that lot in Smethwick have usually slowed down by now but three days in and they're still on about us. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Ads on April 15, 2019, 09:57:04 PM
Christ they're embarrassing. They've deluded themselves into thinking they should have won. With one shot on goal and conceding two.

They're absolutely off their fucking box.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on April 15, 2019, 09:59:43 PM
Their ground's better than ours as well. And Bristol is the new Barcelona.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: KRS on April 15, 2019, 10:02:17 PM
Is there another version of the highlights where they dominated possession, created loads of chances and peppered our goal with shots? :o

The penalty was soft but we've all seen blatantly worse decisions than that, and Weimann was offside for their disallowed goal so correct decision.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: themossman on April 15, 2019, 10:20:02 PM
They also have a weird affection for Tony Pulis. Iíve argued with more than one about whether or not heís a cock.

And they are absolutely obsessed with both Cardiff and Swansea, probably even more obsessed with Cardiff than the scum are with us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 16, 2019, 06:16:14 AM
I've never known a set of supporters like them. Even that lot in Smethwick have usually slowed down by now but three days in and they're still on about us.

They had that king of ready-made excuses lined up, "they're a one-man team, take Grealish out of it and they're shit, without him we'd have battered them". And then he was out, and we weren't, and the gods smiled on them when a combination of the best goalkeeping display I've seen in a long while and some wasteful finishing kept the scoreline respectable.

It's proper messed with their heads, that, I reckon.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 16, 2019, 06:23:01 AM
Is there another version of the highlights where they dominated possession, created loads of chances and peppered our goal with shots? :o

The penalty was soft but we've all seen blatantly worse decisions than that, and Weimann was offside for their disallowed goal so correct decision.


After the recent Sheffield Wednesday "maroon" incident, I'm reluctant to explore that avenue.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: andyh on April 16, 2019, 06:47:56 AM
Have Bristol city been charged with failing to control their players yet?

The scenes at the penalty award were far worse than when our lot protested the Jack assault by one of their players at the Sty.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: aj2k77 on April 16, 2019, 08:23:16 AM
Couldn't care less about them now, taken the points and that's all that mattered, I'd be glad to have them at Wembley, we'd do them.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: olaftab on April 16, 2019, 10:17:43 AM
You have to realise that these fans support a tin pot club and this was one of the biggest matches of their lives. I wouldn't be surprised if they made a DVD of their one goal and started selling it in their club shop next week. They will go on talking about this match till next time they meet us which hopefully is not going to happen very soon.   If their team has any balls may be they can meet us in the final and have another go.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: oldtimernow on April 16, 2019, 02:54:44 PM
 
I was born in Aston.  Fentham Road.  How dare they suggest I/we are not made from God's own accent?

bit of a girls school that place, the only true ones went to Aston Manor!!

 ;)

and KEGS Aston of course
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: john e on April 16, 2019, 05:47:23 PM
Sometimes in football you win games you don't deserve to win
and you lose games you don't deserve to lose

sometimes it happens but it didn't at Vila Park last Saturday
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Newby on April 16, 2019, 08:17:48 PM
I was born in Aston.  Fentham Road.  How dare they suggest I/we are not made from God's own accent?

bit of a girls school that place, the only true ones went to Aston Manor!!

 ;)

and KEGS Aston of course



You cheeky bleeder!!  KEGS? You admit to that?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on April 17, 2019, 06:42:46 AM
I still have not seen a conclusive view of the Penalty,of course Hourihane made a meal of it, but if you donít, you donít get the penalty.
I was surprised the ref only gave one yellow as the protest was in front of me and they were going nuts. 

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: oldtimernow on April 17, 2019, 07:47:23 AM
 
I was born in Aston.  Fentham Road.  How dare they suggest I/we are not made from God's own accent?

bit of a girls school that place, the only true ones went to Aston Manor!!

 ;)

and KEGS Aston of course   ;D ;D



You cheeky bleeder!!  KEGS? You admit to that?

Of course .....and proud of it too ;D ;D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Ads on April 17, 2019, 04:56:08 PM
They've been charged for failing to control their players.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: themossman on April 17, 2019, 07:53:53 PM
As if they werenít angry enough theyíre being overcharged for Easter eggs. (https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47960714)

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on April 17, 2019, 08:07:56 PM
I work in Bristol about 200 yards from Ashton Gate at the moment, fucking hell, you should hear the absolute shite these wurzels spout, salty doesnít even begin to describe these bitter deluded twats itís like they were all once bitter birds.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Bristol City post-match thread
Post by: Chap on April 18, 2019, 10:46:37 AM
I was born in Aston.  Fentham Road.  How dare they suggest I/we are not made from God's own accent?

bit of a girls school that place, the only true ones went to Aston Manor!!

 ;)

and KEGS Aston of course   ;D ;D



You cheeky bleeder!!  KEGS? You admit to that?

Of course .....and proud of it too ;D ;D
Nowt wrong with KEGS Aston😁
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