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Title: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 09:29:30 PM
Excellent last half an hour
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: TheMalandro on January 21, 2020, 09:30:42 PM
Fuckaduck.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: BoVillan esq on January 21, 2020, 09:30:53 PM
Whatever it takes, however we do it, keep getting those points.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ger Regan on January 21, 2020, 09:31:06 PM
What a massive result, delighted.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Breezeblock on January 21, 2020, 09:33:18 PM
Well, that was quite exciting wasn't it! :D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 09:33:26 PM
Football.  Bloody hell.

Up to 16th which was almost unthinkable as we went in at half time.  Absolutely brilliant.  Top marks to everyone.  Even Drinky, who was going berserk on the bench as we scored the winner.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 21, 2020, 09:33:35 PM
Wow. Time for me to shut it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: old man villa fan on January 21, 2020, 09:34:20 PM
Coming from behind and winning it in injury time.  This never happens!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: auntiesledd on January 21, 2020, 09:34:42 PM
Never in doubt. 👍
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 21, 2020, 09:35:03 PM
Wow. Time for me to shut it.

Don't think you were alone there, I just thought the same thing mate.

Great strike by Konsa. We were, once again, so much better once Drinkwater was yanked off the pitch.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Nev on January 21, 2020, 09:35:05 PM
Let's hope that IS the turning point now. It didn't seem likely but who gives a fuck and it's always nice to see shithousery come back to bite the shithouses on the arse.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Smithy on January 21, 2020, 09:35:10 PM
What a finish! We were much the better side on the night, but lacked a cutting edge to make the most of all of our possession. Smith has to take some credit for the earlier change than normal, and it resulting in the equaliser.

They always looked dangerous on the break, but so delighted to see us get the rewards for plugging away right to the end.  Not our best performance, but we deserved to win, and we did it without a forward!  Bring on Bournemouth!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Lizz on January 21, 2020, 09:35:29 PM
Would have preferred the result to have been wrapped up earlier, but what a way to win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: devilla on January 21, 2020, 09:35:37 PM
Mind the Gap Watford.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ger Regan on January 21, 2020, 09:35:50 PM
Hats off to nakamba and luiz, both played massive parts in that win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: LukeJames on January 21, 2020, 09:35:51 PM
What the actual fuck just happened!

95the minute desperate for a goal and your 2 center halves combine for the 3rd center half to twat into the top corner, what the fuck is that all about!

Get those fucking strikers in now Villa asap!

Watford were absolutely horrendous, time wasting from the 50th minute ffs. Hopefully thats the Pearson manager boost gone and they can fuck off back to were they belong.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dave on January 21, 2020, 09:36:58 PM
Four points behind Arsenal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: LukeJames on January 21, 2020, 09:37:18 PM
Still waiting for VAR to rule it out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 21, 2020, 09:37:41 PM
Coming from behind and winning it in injury time.  This never happens!

We did v Brighton too! ;)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KevinGage on January 21, 2020, 09:37:54 PM
Let this be the turning point in the season.

Please, for the love of god.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ian on January 21, 2020, 09:38:10 PM
So important we got those 3 points  .   Must kick on from this and try to gain momentum
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Monty on January 21, 2020, 09:38:38 PM
Fucking unbelievable.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ger Regan on January 21, 2020, 09:38:38 PM
Seems as if the goal is being awarded to mings, which seems very harsh on konsa!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: TheMalandro on January 21, 2020, 09:39:02 PM
(https://i.ibb.co/YNn7dHb/Screenshot-20200121-213523-Chrome.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YNn7dHb)


Sky cnuts.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on January 21, 2020, 09:39:49 PM
So much for this being their easiest game of the season!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 21, 2020, 09:39:56 PM
Four points behind Arsenal.
Four points behind Arsenal.
Four points behind Arsenal.

And believe it or not we have won more games than they have,  bizarre
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: mrfuse on January 21, 2020, 09:39:57 PM
Well played Villa.

I thought we were the better team throughout the game we just lacked a cutting edge.
Could have done without the moaning on the the match thread though.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: old man villa fan on January 21, 2020, 09:40:18 PM
Coming from behind and winning it in injury time.  This never happens!

We did v Brighton too! ;)

Oops!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: BC Villain on January 21, 2020, 09:40:36 PM
Fuck you Deeney
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KRS on January 21, 2020, 09:40:58 PM
Absolutely buzzing! Get the fuck in!

The result papers over the cracks but fuck it for now...3pts is all that matters tonight.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 09:41:40 PM
Konsa winner https://twitter.com/TanbeerRahman/status/1219734716351381505
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: CT Villan on January 21, 2020, 09:41:57 PM
Similar to the Brighton game, 60 mins of shit followed by a better last 30.

We need an improvement if we are to survive, but God did that feel good.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AVH87 on January 21, 2020, 09:41:59 PM
Massive win! Sort of thing that could kickstart 2020, can only improve with a new striker leading the line as well.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: manic-road on January 21, 2020, 09:42:09 PM
Huge Huge result, unbelievable finish.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Luke8 on January 21, 2020, 09:42:21 PM
Unbelievable.

Wonder what the odds were going in at 0-1of us turning that round and someone hitting the middle of the half time target game?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Mellin on January 21, 2020, 09:42:39 PM
Fucking hell. I'm feeling pretty emotional right now. Unreal.

Can we sack all the negativity off now please. I thought they were excellent tonight. Targett a brilliant outlet down the left. Nakamba superb.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Sdwbvf on January 21, 2020, 09:42:49 PM
10 points from 6 games now. Let's keep that up!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Mellin on January 21, 2020, 09:43:42 PM
Nice and unbiased from Collymore at the end there!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 21, 2020, 09:44:08 PM
Great end to a pretty shitty day.  Whoo Hoo!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: TopDeck113 on January 21, 2020, 09:44:16 PM
Villa Win Six Pointer Shock!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: DB on January 21, 2020, 09:44:30 PM
Did not see that coming. Get in.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Scovilla on January 21, 2020, 09:44:51 PM
Fucking delighted. Come on Villa.
My pint of bombadier will taste even better.
Thank you Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 21, 2020, 09:45:17 PM
What an absolute fucking ROCKET of a shot
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 21, 2020, 09:45:34 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JD on January 21, 2020, 09:45:43 PM
Brilliant win. I was following the match thread but didn't post as I am working. I can understand all of the frustration shown by those who posted, sounds like we did nothing it the first half.
Good won over evil in the end though, so all have a great night fellows and lasses.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: RichardBatchelor on January 21, 2020, 09:46:20 PM
Absolutely brilliant and fully deserved. Reina is ace. Loved Dougís Iggy Pop stage dive after the equaliser and what a humourless so and so the ref was to get his card out. Impassioned display.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: richrunner on January 21, 2020, 09:47:54 PM
Arise Sir Ezri of Konsashire
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: supertom on January 21, 2020, 09:48:03 PM
Well that may well be our season defining game. We'll go into the next game with a new striker. That was a big, big result. If Samatta can have even half the impact Bent did under Houllier, it'll probably be enough to keep us up.
At some point we need to put a run of results together. 4 points from 6 now. Let this be the start, and lets not throw away a golden opportunity against Bournmouth. We've also got to be eyeing the Spurs game with confidence. If we can get 4 from the next 6, we'll be in good shape. That leave us with 12 games and 11 points from the magic 40.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 21, 2020, 09:48:28 PM
Perfect back 3...
Reina to Hause, to Mings to Konsa
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 09:49:16 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

As I asked at the time, how does what is written on a match thread by people not at the game make the slightest fucking difference to what happens in the game?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: four fornicholl on January 21, 2020, 09:50:09 PM
Fuck you Deeney
And  fuck you again three times.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 09:50:48 PM
Was there a deflection for the winner?  I've only see the angle from behind the goal once but it looked like there was.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: p_ad on January 21, 2020, 09:50:52 PM
What a relief let's kick on from here ,it's going to be a bloody slog though
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dave on January 21, 2020, 09:52:03 PM
Was there a deflection for the winner?  I've only see the angle from behind the goal once but it looked like there was.

I think Mings has been given the goal.

So I guess so.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Uknowthescore on January 21, 2020, 09:53:04 PM
Wow. What a finish, could be a season defining result. Nakamba man of match thought he was superb.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: brontebilly on January 21, 2020, 09:54:19 PM
Seems as if the goal is being awarded to mings, which seems very harsh on konsa!

Took a crazy deflection watching the replay. We will take it!

Kind of game no-one deserved to win. Our lads battled hard but lack of quality, Grealish aside, was painfully obvious. Removing Drinky helped matters, who ever sanctioned that signing needs sectioning. Nakamba's best game in a long time, same for Targett who I've slated here regularly.

Reina 8 - huge save from Deeney and very solid on high ball and with his feet. Proving me wrong!
Guilbert 7 - solid as per usual
Konsa 6 - woeful for their goal, has a horrible ball watching habit, redeemed himself with winner
Mings 7 - fortunate to stay on pitch but at least broke even with Deeney physically and used ball well
Hause 6 - bringing the ball out from the back is clearly not his forte but his physical presence is definitely useful, won the initial ball for the winner
Targett 7 - best game in a long time and his shot eventually forced the equaliser
Nakamba 7 - slow start but grew in confidence after winning a few physical duels, solid game
Drinkwater 4 - 3rd game in 10 days , few tidy passes early on but once again miles short of the required fitness
Trez 5 - tries hard but a very limited player. One dimensional
Grealish 8 - took far too much out of ball at times but even at that a different level to every other player on pitch. Gets hacked around at this level now like last season. Exceptional for the equaliser.
AEG 6 - battled hard and when he got ball he used it well.
Luiz 7 - got the goal and tidy in possession but needs to show more courage getting the ball off the back. Goal could lift confidence a lot.
Vassiliev 5 - ran around and competed well but this is too soon for him. Reminds me in style of Weimann.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 21, 2020, 09:55:25 PM
That is two very commanding and impressive performances now from Reina
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2020, 09:55:49 PM
Perfect back 3...
Reina to Hause, to Mings to Konsa

..... to Mings calf to in.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 21, 2020, 09:56:13 PM
https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-watford/408211
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 21, 2020, 09:57:38 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

As I asked at the time, how does what is written on a match thread by people not at the game make the slightest fucking difference to what happens in the game?
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

As I asked at the time, how does what is written on a match thread by people not at the game make the slightest fucking difference to what happens in the game?
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

As I asked at the time, how does what is written on a match thread by people not at the game make the slightest fucking difference to what happens in the game?

Makes a difference to me PWS even if it doesnít to you. You either connect or you donít. Mind you I have been known to walk out of the room for the last 2 mins because I canít stand the pressure! 😁
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on January 21, 2020, 09:59:35 PM
Wow Wow Wow unbelievable what a finish, gotta beat Bournemouth now onwards and upwards

UP UP UP THE VILLA
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 21, 2020, 09:59:39 PM
That is two very commanding and impressive performances now from Reina

Looking like the best bit of business so far this window
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Toronto Villa on January 21, 2020, 09:59:59 PM
Wow. Time for me to shut it.

Me too. I've been in meetings all afternoon catching bits and pieces when I could. Then we scored the winner and I might have given it all away as I lost complete track of what I was doing. Fucking massive result.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:00:03 PM
And Mings should have been sent off at 0-1, hhhahha fuck you Deeney and Foster.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 21, 2020, 10:00:03 PM
Highlights (https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-watford/408211)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: DB on January 21, 2020, 10:00:05 PM
Fuck you Deeney
And  fuck you again three times.

And fuck you Pearson for your time wasting tactics.
Hopefully that's the new manager bounce gone and the Pearson love in is over.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 21, 2020, 10:00:36 PM
Doesn't make the slightest bit of difference to the people that matter, though.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: rob_bridge on January 21, 2020, 10:01:34 PM
Love it
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: TonyD on January 21, 2020, 10:01:56 PM
My lord what a finish.

That could be the game that keeps us up.

Massive win.   
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: richrunner on January 21, 2020, 10:02:51 PM
Troy Deeney, Elton John, your boys took one hell of a beating
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dave on January 21, 2020, 10:03:05 PM
And Mings should have been sent off at 0-1, hhhahha fuck you Deeney and Foster.

That ugly, ugly face when he scored. Get back to the league below where you belong.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: aev on January 21, 2020, 10:03:32 PM
It is my birthday today.

I canít think of many better presents.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 10:03:52 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Are you suggesting your positivity affected the result in our favour?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: lovejoy on January 21, 2020, 10:04:07 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SheffieldVillain on January 21, 2020, 10:04:19 PM
A number of thoughts...

- F**k you Pearson, you timewasting arrogant bell-end.
- F**k you Deeney, you utter c**t. Who's making silly faces now, eh?
- Reina is a brilliant cover signing. Not just for the save that stopped us going 2 behind, but for the presence of mind to be moving everyone else so that Mings and Konsa could go forward while he lumped the ball in. Experience.
- Our recruitment team have taken a fair amount of stick. Whatever, Guilbert is an absolute steal for £5m.
- Nakamba had his best game for ages.
- I quite like Vassilev, he's got something - little pest of a player always buzzing around.
- Drinkwater had a couple of good moments but at best he is cover for McGinn. We still need a proper defensive midfielder to compete with Nakamba for the place at the base of the midfield.
- In conclusion, f**k you Pearson, f**k you Deeney. Well done Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:05:13 PM
And Mings should have been sent off at 0-1, hhhahha fuck you Deeney and Foster.

That ugly, ugly face when he scored. Get back to the league below where you belong.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/goonies/images/e/e6/Sloth.jpg/revision/latest/top-crop/width/360/height/450?cb=20170907190643)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 21, 2020, 10:05:30 PM
Reina showed all his nous and experience in insisting on taking the free kick at the death. Just what we've been missing.

What a fucking finish to a match! I said to the other half (who couldn't care less) that that was something that happens TO us, not FOR us. Unbelievable, and potentially a gamechanger for our season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 21, 2020, 10:05:59 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Are you suggesting your positivity affected the result in our favour?

You just need to believe Hilts 💪
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 10:06:40 PM
Yeah Reina was great tonight. Leadership, game changing saves, getting us on the front foot. Looking like a good bit of business.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:07:10 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Is it as embarrassing as when your only comment when we win is to call fellow fans "bed wetters"?

What is wrong with people that rather than enjoy a vital win their only comments are digs at fellow fans.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: saunders_heroes on January 21, 2020, 10:07:19 PM
Have that, Deeney, you bitter Bluenose bastard!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: amfy on January 21, 2020, 10:07:28 PM
Still waiting for VAR to rule it out.

You jest - but in the ad break on GSS after the final whistle, they corrected the score back to 1-1!
I was shouting ĎYOU ARE F@@@ING KIDDING ME!!!í
Then they corrected it back to 2-1 & gave the goal to Mings instead of Konsa. I still donít know why they had to take the goal off us first to do that!

Anyway - I thought that was great performance tonight. Everyone seemed to give everything. Really happy.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: LukeJames on January 21, 2020, 10:07:57 PM
Reinas distribution is very good.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: django on January 21, 2020, 10:07:59 PM
Massive win. I enjoyed watching our bench, Drinkwater, Lansbury and Nyland celebrating the winner. Thought it showed the spirit and that the players do care. They might not be up to it ultimately but it is a different scenario than last time we were in the Premier League.

We had to get 3 points and somehow we did. There's a way to go yet and we can only look better with a striker.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 10:08:01 PM
Yeah bizarre attitude. UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 21, 2020, 10:08:43 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Is it as embarrassing as when your only comment when we win is to call fellow fans "bed wetters"?

What is wrong with people that rather than enjoy a vital win their only comments are digs at fellow fans.

Too much Twitter PWS.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 21, 2020, 10:08:54 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 10:09:44 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Are you suggesting your positivity affected the result in our favour?

You just need to believe Hilts 💪
My word, I think you actually are.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: rob_bridge on January 21, 2020, 10:10:40 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch

At 13-1 anytime he better
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 21, 2020, 10:11:10 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch

...That he really knew nothing about.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SaddVillan on January 21, 2020, 10:11:43 PM
Pearson and Deeney got what they deserved fuck all.

If they'd spent less time pissing about on free kicks, throw ins and substitutions,the game would have been over well before Konsa put the ball in the onion bag for the winner.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ian J on January 21, 2020, 10:11:52 PM
Fantastic 2nd performance. Missed the first so not sure what we was like overall. We showed a lot of spirit and there was some superb performances out there. Both full backs, Mings, Jack, Reina, Marvellous and Doug were ace. Actually from what I saw I couldnít fault anyone.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on January 21, 2020, 10:12:45 PM
Loved The Luiz dive into the Holte after he scored. The celebrations at the end on the pitch and in the dugout shows a level of togetherness that bodes well for the future.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:14:11 PM
If this result along with getting a striker in doesn't kick us on then i'm not sure what will.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: DB on January 21, 2020, 10:14:20 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Are you suggesting your positivity affected the result in our favour?

You just need to believe Hilts 💪

Let's be honest, it was poor, it was like a Championship match.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dorsetvillian on January 21, 2020, 10:14:32 PM
Never saw that coming, but that will hopefully give such confidence to the whole squad. Won't be back until 2, up at 5.30, but who cares. UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Villafirst on January 21, 2020, 10:14:49 PM
Matt Le Tissier on SSN just said Watford took it in turns to foul super Jack! Arseholes: the biggest of the lot being Pearson and his tactics.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: lovejoy on January 21, 2020, 10:14:54 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Is it as embarrassing as when your only comment when we win is to call fellow fans "bed wetters"?

What is wrong with people that rather than enjoy a vital win their only comments are digs at fellow fans.

Nobody is happier than me tonight.
Just fed up with all the ďfuck off smithĒ ďwe are doomedĒ bollocks on the match thread.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: VillaAlways on January 21, 2020, 10:15:16 PM
Extended highlights coming up on Sky Sports Premier League
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: andyh on January 21, 2020, 10:15:21 PM
Thatís what itís all about....just fucking winning.

Is there a better goal than a last kick winner.
And to make it even sweeter, it was all down to Watfordís time wasting for the whole game.

Fucking brilliant.




But god do we need a striker.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ads on January 21, 2020, 10:15:33 PM
Fuck off Deeney and your band of shit house, time wasting, snidey, Cosplay Stoke c***s. You got what you deserved, fuck all.

Excellent grit and guts to keep going. We deserved that. We got in good positions throughout, but the absence of a striker was laid bare.

I felt first half we were the better side, without posing a great threat, despite getting into good positions. They score from their only attack, save the Lace Curtain Deulofeu.

Great save second half from Reina and then I felt we really bossed them. Targett got into good positions, Dougie injected energy, Nakmaba was excellent all night and we chucked everything we had at them.

Thank god we have a striker. Thank god we have bottle.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: supertom on January 21, 2020, 10:15:40 PM
Can't stand Deeney. He loves playing us, seems almost nailed on to score, so to get the win and rub it in the fuckers face feels especially pleasing and I really hope Watford go down, just because it'll mean Deeney goes down. They can come back up when he's retired and Pearson's pissed off too.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2020, 10:16:22 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch

I donít know about minimum, it looks like it ended up a metre wider then it would have been which meant it was unstoppable. Anyway, any slight touch by an attacking player means it is given to them.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 10:16:40 PM
That Deulofeu is one of the most selfish players I've ever seen.  For him, passing the ball is absolutely the last resort.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ads on January 21, 2020, 10:17:14 PM
Loved The Luiz dive into the Holte after he scored. The celebrations at the end on the pitch and in the dugout shows a level of togetherness that bodes well for the future.

He took the piss out of that fat Blue Bose c*** as well, with his strut walk. Absolutely buzzing after that!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:19:47 PM
Troy Deeney going home later

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Small Rodent on January 21, 2020, 10:22:55 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Oh what a wonderful better fan you are. Where do you live so I can camp on your front garden just to be near to you. Can I have a lock of your hair?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: brontebilly on January 21, 2020, 10:23:04 PM
That Deulofeu is one of the most selfish players I've ever seen.  For him, passing the ball is absolutely the last resort.

True, the one pass he did they scored from. Very talented player.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Somniloquism on January 21, 2020, 10:24:03 PM
That Deulofeu is one of the most selfish players I've ever seen.  For him, passing the ball is absolutely the last resort.

Forgotten kodj already then?  It must have been something at the youth system at Barca in the early 2010ís as both him and Traore were there at about the same time.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 21, 2020, 10:25:41 PM
Forgotten kodj already then?

Yep.  (winky thing)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Small Rodent on January 21, 2020, 10:26:50 PM
Need to kick on now.

Glad to hear the the whole bench were celebrating.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: wince on January 21, 2020, 10:29:57 PM
Brilliant result. A plaster over the wound but 3 points are 3 points and as I criticise the team when they play shit, praise is due for grinding out the result. And what was funnier was listening to the wm coverage and the noses night being ruined by us winning and them being denied a winner by odd refereeing. Inconsequential to us but very amusing to me. Up the villa and letís get them points on the board.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 21, 2020, 10:34:34 PM
Buzzing after that. Never liked Pearson i've always thought he's a total bell end. His team reflected him perfectly tonight. Niggly snidey dirty cheating bastards.
 And for those having a go at people for their match thread comments leave it out will you? The match thread is for those who can't make the game to have their say. Some of our players we're awful at times tonight. Saying so on here isn't going to affect the game. We all wanted them to turn it around and thankfully they did but this "i"m a better fan than you because blah blah blah" is a needless pop at fellow fans.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: mrfuse on January 21, 2020, 10:34:48 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch

...That he really knew nothing about.

He said in his interview he thought he had directed it over when it hit him.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Edvard Remberg on January 21, 2020, 10:38:10 PM
Will Mings really get that goal? Minimum touch

I donít know about minimum, it looks like it ended up a metre wider then it would have been which meant it was unstoppable. Anyway, any slight touch by an attacking player means it is given to them.
Cheers,  didn't know that.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 10:39:54 PM
Buzzing after that. Never liked Pearson i've always thought he's a total bell end. His team reflected him perfectly tonight. Niggly snidey dirty cheating bastards.
 And for those having a go at people for their match thread comments leave it out will you? The match thread is for those who can't make the game to have their say. Some of our players we're awful at times tonight. Saying so on here isn't going to affect the game. We all wanted them to turn it around and thankfully they did but this "i"m a better fan than you because blah blah blah" is a needless pop at fellow fans.

Well said.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Newby on January 21, 2020, 10:40:15 PM
I'm shocked that VAR didn't cancel Villa's equaliser as El Ghazi was lying on the floor when Luiz planted the ball into the roof of the net!! Fucking VAR shite.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Newby on January 21, 2020, 10:42:54 PM
The bench went mad!!  Good to see.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: nigel on January 21, 2020, 10:43:02 PM
The thing with the time wasting.
If the ref does nothing about it theyíll just carry on, so in that respect you canít blame them.

I didnít hear anyone moaning at our time wasting when we were 2-1 up!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: RamboandBruno on January 21, 2020, 10:43:49 PM
Had a horrible feeling of inevitability about it when with literally their only attack they 1-0 up. Then after we equalised we lost a bit of momentum, largely down to Watfordís horrible snidy fecking tactics. But whilst the quality wasnít always there, they showed some bloody bottle and passion tonight and thatís probs 90% of what we need in remaining games.

Nakamba has his best game for months, Mings imperious, Reina superb, ghazi full of running, great cameo from the kid and what finishes from Luiz and Konsa (with Mings help)....and the holte end went f**king mental when the winner went in.

Itís the hope that kills ya, but we have hope.

UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: amfy on January 21, 2020, 10:44:48 PM
Can't stand Deeney. He loves playing us, seems almost nailed on to score, so to get the win and rub it in the fuckers face feels especially pleasing and I really hope Watford go down, just because it'll mean Deeney goes down. They can come back up when he's retired and Pearson's pissed off too.

Quite honestly Iíd like it even better if they went down, and we made Deeney offer he couldnít refuse.
That would be a great combination of getting a great player, and being really funny.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2020, 10:45:05 PM
Fucking YAS.

It was hardly a scintillating performance, but we showed great character and fight, and deserved to win.

And Watford are a nasty, horrible, cheating bunch of bastards all versed in the dark arts from goalkeeper to centre-forward. The referee was hopelessly out of his depth and should be struck off for not booking anyone for time-wasting.

But in the end their time-wasting allowed just enough time for us to score and watch them kick off sadly with sadness in their stupid sad eyes.

Fucking YAS.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bad English on January 21, 2020, 10:46:02 PM
I was at a meeting tonight so I'm watching now. I am sorry I couldn't be on the match thread to wet my pants with you all. Just starting the second half now. Knowing the final score makes it easier to watch. UTV!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 21, 2020, 10:46:15 PM
The bench went mad!!  Good to see.
Definitely. It shows great team spirit which we are going to need in the coming games.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Risso on January 21, 2020, 10:46:38 PM
Only saw the first half and the last five mins as had to go out, but then had the stream on my phone on the way back.  Nearly made my mate crash the car I shouted that loud when we scored. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 21, 2020, 10:47:55 PM
Only saw the first half and the last five mins as had to go out, but then had the stream on my phone on the way back.  Nearly made my mate crash the car I shouted that loud when we scored. 

I turned off with a couple of minutes left and set about downloading Curb Your Enthusiasm to watch with the Mrs.

Casually looked at the match thread 'knowing' it was over, only to see SCORCHIOOOO going on.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: OzVilla on January 21, 2020, 10:48:00 PM
We were poor for 60 mins, better but not great for 34 and brilliant for 1. Weíll take it. UTFV.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: CJ on January 21, 2020, 10:49:58 PM
Just fucking WOW! Fantastic night with Villa Park rocking under the lights. The noise when that winner went in was just phenomenal. Brilliant at the end as 38,000 people chanted 'Deeney, Deeny, what's the score?' Serves him right for doing the same as that scrote Vardy giving it the Billy Big Bollocks in front of the Holte after scoring. Great as well that we scored with the last kick of the game with all the time added on for their incessant time wasting. Still buzzing!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: phantom limb on January 21, 2020, 10:50:28 PM
Holy shit, the end of that game was crazy! We bloody deserved it as well.

As others have mentioned, Watford must have been watching Pulis-era Stoke DVDs all week, what a bunch of shithouses. If Iíd have been a neutral watching this Iíd have been glad they lost as well. Their time wasting was absolutely excruciating, and Atkinson just kept letting them do it.

Anyway, fuck em, thatís a great result and badly needed. Letís kick on!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 10:51:08 PM
Gritty win but that will be huge end of the season.

We struggled for most of that simply not to having anyone to play off in the final third, you really miss proper strikers in games like this.

Watford did nothing for the first 40 minutes but time waste. They then scored a decent goal, missed another good chance and then after that double Reina save did nothing but time waste for the last 40 minutes aswell.

We do have a good knack of winning the home games we need to.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 10:51:54 PM
Nathan Redmond when Watford were awarded a goal kick

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4TgjPEVUAAaN__.jpg)


Natan Redmond when they actually took the goal kick

(https://i.ibb.co/19VJHy0/01c.jpg)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 10:54:23 PM
haha that's so accurate. I just assumed Foster was going to get booked right at the end like all keepers do. Thought they'd be more than four minutes added on as he took that long on all the goal kicks alone.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2020, 10:55:20 PM
That's some good work, PWS. 😁
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Taylor on January 21, 2020, 10:55:24 PM
Letís not forget. Watford were the in form team, they were unbeaten in six I think.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: wince on January 21, 2020, 10:56:54 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Oh what a wonderful better fan you are. Where do you live so I can camp on your front garden just to be near to you. Can I have a lock of your hair?

Come on lads. Itís been a shit season and this win isnít a fix for the problems but a massive win nonetheless. Canít we all have a word with ourselves and unite in the victory as we are all villa fans at the end of the day and want the best for our team. So up the villa vtid and keep climbing that table away from relegation. Fighting amongst ourselves is the symptom of our desire for the club to be doing better. But letís just revel in the victory and enjoy it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 10:57:21 PM
Yep if that result ends their new manager bounce and knocks the piss out of them even better.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: oldtimernow on January 21, 2020, 10:57:34 PM
Nathan Redmond when Watford were awarded a goal kick

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4TgjPEVUAAaN__.jpg)


Natan Redmond when they actually took the goal kick

(https://i.ibb.co/19VJHy0/01c.jpg)

classic!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: McGraths Dry Cleaning on January 21, 2020, 10:57:56 PM
MDC Jnr putting Sweet Caroline on repeat all the way home, Louiz in the Holte, Deeney whats the score, Dad I'm going to remember this game forever
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Flin5tone on January 21, 2020, 11:00:26 PM
I thought we were very good tonight and even with a draw I'd be happy with the performance.

65% posession, more shots on and off target and a win against a relegation rival who have being playing very well

Superb! .
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: nodge on January 21, 2020, 11:01:46 PM
Nice to see it was Deeney who gave away the free kick that led to our goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: TheMalandro on January 21, 2020, 11:03:15 PM
MDC Jnr putting Sweet Caroline on repeat all the way home, Louiz in the Holte, Deeney whats the score, Dad I'm going to remember this game forever

Superb.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: aj2k77 on January 21, 2020, 11:06:58 PM
Scorchio. My new favorite word.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 21, 2020, 11:07:35 PM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔

Indeed I wish some of the posters on there have a read through and have a long hard look at themselves. Bed wetters. Embarrassing.

Oh what a wonderful better fan you are. Where do you live so I can camp on your front garden just to be near to you. Can I have a lock of your hair?

Come on lads. Itís been a shit season and this win isnít a fix for the problems but a massive win nonetheless. Canít we all have a word with ourselves and unite in the victory as we are all villa fans at the end of the day and want the best for our team. So up the villa vtid and keep climbing that table away from relegation. Fighting amongst ourselves is the symptom of our desire for the club to be doing better. But letís just revel in the victory and enjoy it.
Nice one Wince ....My sentiments too
I guess sometimes we all care too much and say stuff we really don't mean .....we really need to build upon this result -
Wouldn't it be phenomenal if  we we could repeat this finish against Newton Heath and be the only team to beat the Red Shite  (twice) :)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: LeeB on January 21, 2020, 11:07:51 PM
Well done to the manager.

Luis blows out on the hour, but coming on when the game is stretched he makes a difference. Using his minimal resources well.

And fuck Watford.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Goldie.7 on January 21, 2020, 11:08:51 PM
I thought we were excellent throughout. Apart from a few dicey moments when they could've been clean through but played the wrong ball we were resolute.

Grealish was obviously MOTM but Nakamba was outstanding.

Turning point of the game was that Reina double save to keep us in it. Going 0-2 would have been very unjust.

A win makes everything so much better. I just got my tickets for next week to hopefully witness the debut of Samatta in the flesh. Let's fucking get it! (https://twitter.com/mrjimmyhessel/status/1217916015914422272)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 21, 2020, 11:09:33 PM
MDC Jnr putting Sweet Caroline on repeat all the way home, Louiz in the Holte, Deeney whats the score, Dad I'm going to remember this game forever

Superb.
Superbio ;)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 21, 2020, 11:10:28 PM
Sweet Caroline !!!!
Oh my days that was a big result !
Big game .
Up the bloody villa !
Absolutely love it !
Those players deserve that as does Dean Smith and coaching staff.
Absolutely epic
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: wince on January 21, 2020, 11:16:19 PM
Sweet Caroline !!!!
Oh my days that was a big result !
Big game .
Up the bloody villa !
Absolutely love it !
Those players deserve that as does Dean Smith and coaching staff.
Absolutely epic
As critical as Iíve been of them all, you are spot on. Credit to them all tonight. Just need wet spam to fuck up their 2 games in hand
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 11:17:54 PM
Sweet Caroline !!!!
Oh my days that was a big result !
Big game .
Up the bloody villa !
Absolutely love it !
Those players deserve that as does Dean Smith and coaching staff.
Absolutely epic
As critical as Iíve been of them all, you are spot on. Credit to them all tonight. Just need wet spam to fuck up their 2 games in hand

They play Liverpool and Leicester so surely we can finally get some luck with rivals losing games they're expected to....
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: FrankyH on January 21, 2020, 11:18:09 PM
And Mings should have been sent off at 0-1, hhhahha fuck you Deeney and Foster.

That ugly, ugly face when he scored. Get back to the league below where you belong.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/goonies/images/e/e6/Sloth.jpg/revision/latest/top-crop/width/360/height/450?cb=20170907190643)

That's probably more photogenic than his passport photo. I'm not blessed with goods looks, but look like a model compared to ugly c*nt.
As my Father-in-Law  says anyone can be ugly , but that guy abuses the privilege .

Oh by the way did I  say Deeney is an UGLY C*NT
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on January 21, 2020, 11:21:09 PM
Thank god we have bottle.

Exactly. Finally we're showing some real fight. We may be clueless at times but you couldn't fault the effort 2nd half tonight. Tyrone sums it up here perfectly..
https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/competitions/premier-league/11914650/konsa-8216gutted8217-to-have-goal-taken-away
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2020, 11:22:11 PM
How can a multi-millionaire not afford a toothbrush? He's so Small Heath.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 21, 2020, 11:22:32 PM
And Mings should have been sent off at 0-1, hhhahha fuck you Deeney and Foster.

That ugly, ugly face when he scored. Get back to the league below where you belong.

(https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/goonies/images/e/e6/Sloth.jpg/revision/latest/top-crop/width/360/height/450?cb=20170907190643)

That's probably more photogenic than his passport photo. I'm not blessed with goods looks, but look like a model compared to ugly c*nt.
As my Father-in-Law  says anyone can be ugly , but that guy abuses the privilege .

Oh by the way did I  say Deeney is an UGLY C*NT
What is Iain Dowie up to these days ?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: QuintonVilla on January 21, 2020, 11:24:10 PM
Don't you know pump it up, the Villa's staying up!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 11:26:18 PM
Not going to sleep any time soon.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bent Neilsens Screamer on January 21, 2020, 11:26:59 PM
Much the better team for the first half hour without really threatening, then their goal knocked us back. We lost concentration when Delefou switched sides.
Nakamba had his best game for a while.
Drinkwater was much improved.
El Ghazi some decent touches in an unfamiliar role.
Hause good defensively but let down by poor distribution.
Reina commanding in the air without really being tested although there was a scramble in the second half. He seems to radiate confidence.
Jack quiet by his standards but still appeared the most likely .
Vassilev did well when he came on.
Nothing like a last minute winner and hugging random strangers.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Scamps180 on January 21, 2020, 11:28:48 PM
I just loved that result, read a lot of bollox again during the first half, let's get Big Sam, we are down now, sack the manager, this players shit, no fight, well ya don't get a result off them tonight without them shit players and fight, love it, come on Dean and all the boys, shut em all up.
😀😀😀😀😀😀😀
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: charleeco7 on January 21, 2020, 11:28:55 PM
Well you canít beat a last minute winner. I thought we bossed the first half but it was either a poor final ball in or a good ball in and no striker to put it in. Ours heads went after the goal and the Luiz comes on and changes the game. I thought Nakamba was excellent and Reina really controls they game from the back, some of his distribution was excellent. Well done boys.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Des Little on January 21, 2020, 11:29:48 PM
Just home. Somebody share a link to the highlights please. I canít be arsed to look through all the pages!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Pat McMahon on January 21, 2020, 11:30:54 PM
I'm shocked that VAR didn't cancel Villa's equaliser as El Ghazi was lying on the floor when Luiz planted the ball into the roof of the net!! Fucking VAR shite.

I think El Ghazi deserves credit for staying down and being passive as if he had tried to get up he may have been judged to have impeded the keeperís vision / interfered with play / become active, whatever those eejits in control of VAR had needed to get their bonus for the night.

Smart play methinks.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Pat McMahon on January 21, 2020, 11:33:09 PM
https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-watford/408211

For Des Little
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 21, 2020, 11:37:50 PM
The problem with this team isn't talent. There is talent there.
It's character.
And against Watford the villa players matched the coaches character.
Tonight the players showed how to win a football match
Because they showed the character to win
Dean Smith has always had the belief in this team
He is of good character
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithesShin on January 21, 2020, 11:40:12 PM
Ostrich boy speaks https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/51201373
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on January 21, 2020, 11:41:18 PM
Well a grand old ending, I donít think Iíve ever celebrated a goal sober the way I did that one, my daughter said it was the best game sheíd ever seen. ĎBetter than Wembley?í yeah

The good, we battled, won our individual battles and Nakamba, Jack, ElGhazi were at full effort. Sub lad impressed me as well.

Negatives - And Iíll point this out as we won. We were soooooooo fuckkkkking sssssssllllllooooooowwwwww, players and particularly the management, they came for a draw and were the most cynical side Iíve ever seen, we had to take it to them and didnít for most of the game. Said before that if we are playing three central defenders then one of them has to step into midfield in possession, we didnít, and also had two deep lying central midfielders and the fulll backs didnít get forward enough to pin them back.

Drinkwater impressed me a bit, heís obviously well off the pace but he looks a leader from his interaction with the others. Not so good with the ball.

El Ghazi grew as the game progressed, Jack was Jack
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 21, 2020, 11:41:23 PM
The problem with this team isn't talent. There is talent there.
It's character.
And against Watford the villa players matched the coaches character.
Tonight the players showed how to win a football match
Because they showed the character to win
Dean Smith has always had the belief in this team
He is of good character

I think you have a point there, Skillz.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 11:42:21 PM
I reckon that would've been a penalty if Kons had shot over, Mings clearly fouled so all was happening with him in the box!

Have to admit I completely missed the handball in the second, thought he'd fouled a Watford player given they were all protesting. We've seen many yellows for that so very surprised that didn't go to VAR.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 21, 2020, 11:47:18 PM
VAR can't look at second yellows, only straight reds. I don't think anyone can say it was a straight red offence.

I don't think it was deliberate anyway, but even if it was, fuck the time-wasting twats. 😃
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on January 21, 2020, 11:47:34 PM
Yes Mings very lucky to avoid a straight red for the decapitation tackle, let alone the handball but given their utter shithousery alll through the game I think justice was served well.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 11:49:09 PM
Also got to say I was right by the Holte in upper witton tonight and really couldn't understand the impatience in the first half. Yes we were slow getting forward but you can't always open up teams by just charging forward all the time. We played it around at times, waited for Watford to press and then got past them.

Just relentlessly going forward would've just created more chances for delefeou as we saw with the chance he missed at the end of first half.

Vocal support in second half was pretty good but the crowd really needs to be more patient v likes of Spurs otherwise the players will start getting nervous and lose their focus and we'll be 2 goals down in blink of an eye like Man. city.

Newcastle are horrible to watch but they frequently get results against the top teams. Sometimes you just have to dig in and make sure it's still 0-0 after an hour.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 21, 2020, 11:50:04 PM
I was at a meeting tonight so I'm watching now. I am sorry I couldn't be on the match thread to wet my pants with you all. Just starting the second half now. Knowing the final score makes it easier to watch. UTV!
Apology accepted.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 21, 2020, 11:51:48 PM
VAR can't look at second yellows, only straight reds. I don't think anyone can say it was a straight red offence.

I don't think it was deliberate anyway, but even if it was, fuck the time-wasting twats. 😃
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ah right forgot about that rule. Good job Atkinson is a lenient ref. Couldn't believe he took 80 minutes to book a Watford player. Not just the time wasting but they were doing all sorts of cynical pulls and fouls when we were breaking.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: themossman on January 21, 2020, 11:53:34 PM
Also got to say I was right by the Holte in upper witton tonight and really couldn't understand the impatience in the first half. Yes we were slow getting forward but you can't always open up teams by just charging forward all the time. We played it around at times, waited for Watford to press and then got past them.

Just relentlessly going forward would've just created more chances for delefeou as we saw with the chance he missed at the end of first half.

Vocal support in second half was pretty good but the crowd really needs to be more patient v likes of Spurs otherwise the players will start getting nervous and lose their focus and we'll be 2 goals down in blink of an eye like Man. city.

Newcastle are horrible to watch but they frequently get results against the top teams. Sometimes you just have to dig in and make sure it's still 0-0 after an hour.

Agree, I thought we played well from the start in the middle and going forward. Nice passing, lots and accurate, and we got at them when we didnít have the ball. The goal was poorly defended and changed the game but I donít have an issue with how at played before it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Nunkin1965 on January 21, 2020, 11:53:56 PM
Well done to the manager.

Luis blows out on the hour, but coming on when the game is stretched he makes a difference. Using his minimal resources well.

And fuck Watford.

Fantastic win. Great to celebrate right next to the away fans.
Team showed real character to come back from Deeneyís opener.
On the match threads I choose not to read them because the abuse of some of the players and manager is over the top but I accept that people have to let off steam and I absolutely wouldnít criticize fans for what they post.
Just not my thing thatís all.
Anyway a massive win and UTV!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Des Little on January 21, 2020, 11:54:00 PM
https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-watford/408211

For Des Little

Cheers!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on January 21, 2020, 11:55:16 PM
Think analysis is better left until tomorrow and tonight is just about savouring the win.  Like others have said in earlier posts, it felt like a massive win and I too found myself hugging complete strangers in the top tier of the North Stand when the winner went in.

Thought the officiating was poor all night.  Started with an awful decision by the linesman on the Trinity Road side in the first few minutes and carried on throughout with Atkinson allowing Foster to continually waste time at every opportunity.  I couldn't see how they only got 4 minutes of added time given all the tine Watford wasted and there were 4 substitutions.

As for Watford, it was a shithouse performance reminiscent of Tony Pulis and his ilk.  Wasting time right from the off, niggly fouls, their players going down as soon as touched.  Hope they perform line that fit the rest of the season. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: john e on January 21, 2020, 11:55:57 PM
Pearson and Deeney got what they deserved fuck all.

If they'd spent less time pissing about on free kicks, throw ins and substitutions,the game would have been over well before Konsa put the ball in the onion bag for the winner.

spot on

i took my young daughter tonight shes only been to a few games and she was asking why we were booing,
 i told her it was because Watford were wasting time

and this was BEFORE they scored
i was quite surprised to see a Pearson side do that as i didn't think he was quite as bad as Pulis, Allardyce etc but obviously not
that's why i never advocate those sort of managers for Villa no matter how bad it gets although i've seen a new side to Pearson tonight i never knew he had

on Deeney,
 my unpopular opinion is i don't mind him giving it back
 he hates us we hate him, he's a bluenose and that's the way it is

we got the last laugh tonight and it was a beautiful thing


Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: CT on January 21, 2020, 11:58:10 PM
What a night. Two hours to get 50 miles home.

That was special. An entire game of Watford time wasting,anti football at its finest. That was justice, absolute justice.

We looked a different team when Luiz came on. Ah ma, I'm still buzzing!

I wonder if we'd have been given the pen if we hadn't scored? Atkinson was so appalling tonight, probably not.

Anyway, Deeney what's the score.....
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ad@m on January 21, 2020, 11:59:28 PM
Yep, they really are a horrible little club. When you think of the likes of Leeds, Forest, Wednesday, etc in the 2nd tier, and that tinpot shower of shit we saw tonight are in the Prem.

I'll be glad when they get relegated and they and Deeney can piss off back from whence they came.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 22, 2020, 12:00:02 AM
Ostrich boy speaks https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/51201373


To be fair he seemed very calm, balanced and philosophical. Not at all what I was expecting. Did someone slip something in his tea to calm him down?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on January 22, 2020, 12:00:29 AM
Same here, got a grudging respect for Deeney, he gives his all, even if he does look like he had a particularly good Christmas. Fuck all in the way of talent but heís a pain in the arse and causes problems to defenders through will to win.

Delicious irony that they didnít even have time to kick off after the goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on January 22, 2020, 12:03:41 AM
Pearson and Deeney got what they deserved fuck all.

If they'd spent less time pissing about on free kicks, throw ins and substitutions,the game would have been over well before Konsa put the ball in the onion bag for the winner.

spot on

i took my young daughter tonight shes only been to a few games and she was asking why we were booing,
 i told her it was because Watford were wasting time

and this was BEFORE they scored
i was quite surprised to see a Pearson side do that as i didn't think he was quite as bad as Pulis, Allardyce etc but obviously not
that's why i never advocate those sort of managers for Villa no matter how bad it gets although i've seen a new side to Pearson tonight i never knew he had

on Deeney,
 my unpopular opinion is i don't mind him giving it back
 he hates us we hate him, he's a bluenose and that's the way it is

we got the last laugh tonight and it was a beautiful thing




Agreed on Deeney, John. I wasn't there but I can imagine that he would've been getting plenty of clog from the Holte. Only fair that he gets to give some back at a time like that.

Even fairer that he was fucked off back to Borehamwood with a flea in his ear, fuck all points  and a relegation to worry about.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Rudy65 on January 22, 2020, 12:05:30 AM
Best performance for a while and would have said the same even without the last minute winner. Great effort and character from all the players. I just love last minute winners. Always say to my son not to celebrate too soon.....yes Mr Deeney, Iím looking at you
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PeterWithe on January 22, 2020, 12:07:33 AM
He wasnít really getting any stick beforehand. Because he plays for Watford. And itís a struggle getting worked up about Watford, unless you are a Wolves supporter desperate for a rivalry for somebody, anybody...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 12:11:01 AM
He gave loads of shit to the Holte the first time he scored against us, before he had got any stick and, I reckon, before a high percentage of Villa fans in attendance even knew he was Blose.

Then again, I don't mind it when Joe Lolley winds up all three Blose fans after scoring against them, so I'm not going to get too upset about it.

We won, he didn't. 🙂
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: West Derby Villan on January 22, 2020, 12:16:25 AM
Just home, what a 90 mile short journey that seemed to be UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 22, 2020, 12:31:55 AM
Maybe drowning out any atmosphere with shit music is not the best way to get the crowd or team up for it. Hause was awful, i thought Drinky did ok but it was a good substitution.
What a horrible team Watford are and assisted by an insipid referee.
They blew it big time and it proves how difficult momentum is to get back when you have given it away.
One team tried to play football and deserved the 3 points.
Jack immense.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 12:36:43 AM
Just fucking WOW! Fantastic night with Villa Park rocking under the lights. The noise when that winner went in was just phenomenal. Brilliant at the end as 38,000 people chanted 'Deeney, Deeny, what's the score?' Serves him right for doing the same as that scrote Vardy giving it the Billy Big Bollocks in front of the Holte after scoring. Great as well that we scored with the last kick of the game with all the time added on for their incessant time wasting. Still buzzing!

I (like many I guess) took a nice video of that chant mid sweet Caroline in the Lower Holte  - I guess I have to put in on you tube to get it on here? Also still buzzing after a relatively enjoyable journey home, must get to bed!!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: FrankyH on January 22, 2020, 12:38:40 AM
I can't speak for anyone else there tonight , but that goal was, will and always will be Konsa's , as much as I love Mings.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: papa lazarou on January 22, 2020, 12:46:50 AM
And a big shout out for Matt Targett who was excellent tonight (last night).
He's taken some criticism this season so well done lad.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 12:59:24 AM
Just fucking WOW! Fantastic night with Villa Park rocking under the lights. The noise when that winner went in was just phenomenal. Brilliant at the end as 38,000 people chanted 'Deeney, Deeny, what's the score?' Serves him right for doing the same as that scrote Vardy giving it the Billy Big Bollocks in front of the Holte after scoring. Great as well that we scored with the last kick of the game with all the time added on for their incessant time wasting. Still buzzing!

I (like many I guess) took a nice video of that chant mid sweet Caroline in the Lower Holte  - I guess I have to put in on you tube to get it on here? Also still buzzing after a relatively enjoyable journey home, must get to bed!!!

A little ditty to the Bluenose mid Sweet Caroline...

https://youtu.be/ifQzQbdKgog
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 22, 2020, 01:29:02 AM
Back in my digs in York. I'd brung me stuff to go footie with me, but this morning informed my brother that I wasn't going to go. Then I had a huge change of mind at about half eleven. I'm so glad I did, that was superb.
The full gamut, delight, despair, hope, joy, anxiety, desperation, ecstasy, culminating in the perfect way to win a game. We owe Watford a huge debt of gratitude, were it not for their spectacular petty time-wasting, we'd not have had quite the dramatic finale. Fttwf.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: brentastonb6 on January 22, 2020, 01:31:06 AM
Oh and to all you negative H&V match thread posters, I am so glad your doom and gloom didnít drag the team down 🤔
Are you suggesting your positivity affected the result in our favour?

You just need to believe Hilts 💪

Let's be honest, it was poor, it was like a Championship match.

Iíll happily live in poverty then 👍
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on January 22, 2020, 03:36:05 AM
Lovely to see the passion and togetherness of the players is still there. That is crucial.

Great to win in the last minute.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: andyh on January 22, 2020, 04:36:27 AM
People donít like Woodwardís commentaries but this brilliant.

https://twitter.com/shamimm27/status/1219789355193110530?s=21
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on January 22, 2020, 04:39:29 AM
Buzzing after that. Never liked Pearson i've always thought he's a total bell end. His team reflected him perfectly tonight. Niggly snidey dirty cheating bastards.
 And for those having a go at people for their match thread comments leave it out will you? The match thread is for those who can't make the game to have their say. Some of our players we're awful at times tonight. Saying so on here isn't going to affect the game. We all wanted them to turn it around and thankfully they did but this "i"m a better fan than you because blah blah blah" is a needless pop at fellow fans.

Well said.

Seconded. I'll say what I want to, thank you very much. It's a match thread and a place to comment and rant. Some of the play and players were crap at times, but in the end, we won. There were also some.decent passages of play. Three points, thank you very much, fuck off Pearson and Deeney.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: jwarry on January 22, 2020, 05:49:17 AM
😂

https://twitter.com/villareport/status/1219748261965201408?s=21
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Matt C on January 22, 2020, 06:35:26 AM
Massive, massive win. Wow.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: sid1964 on January 22, 2020, 06:47:27 AM
Massive win!, as others have said if they did not waste so much time with throw ins and goal kicks, maybe there would not have been so much injury time?

First half, I thought both sides were poor, but in the second half we seemed to up our game - Marvelous for me was MOTM.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Clampy on January 22, 2020, 06:52:04 AM
Huge win for us and in the end well deserved. I didn't think we were that bad in the first half, it wasn't for the lack of trying anyway, the quality just wasn't there when we needed it. Much better second half and we got what we deserved.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 22, 2020, 06:58:11 AM
Fair play they pulled that out of the fire. Massive result.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 22, 2020, 07:17:47 AM
And a big shout out for Matt Targett who was excellent tonight (last night).
He's taken some criticism this season so well done lad.
Agreed he was excellent.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: nigel on January 22, 2020, 07:29:55 AM
Massive win!, as others have said if they did not waste so much time with throw ins and goal kicks, maybe there would not have been so much injury time?

First half, I thought both sides were poor, but in the second half we seemed to up our game - Marvelous for me was MOTM.

The ref doesnít add time on for what they were doing, hence it being called time wasting. So would have made no difference.
I think itís 30 seconds added per substitution, so, thereís 3 minutes

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 22, 2020, 07:31:26 AM
A huge 3 points, well done Villa!
There's nothing better than a sh-tfest of a team losing out to a last minute winner!
Ref was awful all night.
Loved Luiz's p-sstake of Deeney after he scored. Quality!
Big shout outs to Nakamba and Targett who were brilliant throughout. Drinkwater didn't have a bad game either but the right substitution was made.
Well done Vassilev on your home debut. That said with one striker in, we now need to go and get at least one more!!
Oh btw f-ck off Deeney you massive bellend!
UTV!!

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: mr underhill on January 22, 2020, 07:32:57 AM
worth the agony of a 29 mile two hour drive. Brilliant result. Now please Villa get some forwards in.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 07:38:08 AM
A truly great night at Villa Park. We needed that win desperately and got it in the best possible fashion. But as someone else pointed out, haD it been a draw Iíd still be very pleased with the overall performance. There was great desire and determination from everyone of the players which is what we want and havenít always had So far. This massive result should now give us the impetus to go into every game looking for a positive result. Very pleased with Marvellous, he had a great game. Jack too but he always does.

Everyone has picked up on the refís inability to curb the time wasting which he should have sorted but didnít. One thing Which hasnít been mentioned is how he allowed their players time and time again to stand in front of the ball when we had a free kick. Is this no longer a bookable offence?

I donít mind Deeneyís celebration as weíd all be similar in the same circumstances. Heís a handful even if heís not contributing that much. Iíd love his type up front for us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Steve kirk on January 22, 2020, 07:52:43 AM
Such a range of emotions last night, at 1-0 down thinking we've got one foot in the championship, huge relief at getting the equaliser and finally the last gasp winner and the feeling that gives you, so very happy.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ian J on January 22, 2020, 07:57:52 AM
Watford do show, if you have someone up front who is a hand full and knows where the back of the net is, it always give you a chance no matter how bang average you are.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: thick_mike on January 22, 2020, 08:00:18 AM
Watford do show, if you have someone up front who is a hand full and knows where the back of the net is, it always give you a chance no matter how bang average you are.

Thatís exactly how we stayed up so long with bent/benteke.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: robbo1874 on January 22, 2020, 08:02:03 AM
Havenít see the match, so canít comment on it, but fantastic result to come back from 1 down. West Ham have 2 in hand, so we could be back to 17th soon. But the main thing is the 3 points and staying in the fight.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Nev on January 22, 2020, 08:03:28 AM
It's a huge momentum shift with 3 points instead of 1, or heaven forefend, a loss. I wasn't relishing the game next week in the Cup but now can't wait, with the optimism of last night, a new striker (perhaps another new player as well??) it should be a raucous atmosphere under the lights. Whatever the result, we should go to the South Coast in good heart.
My only reservation is the way we start so caustiously and pedestrian at home, I would prefer us to take the game to teams rather than have to come from behind. At HT a win looked unlikely, not just from the doom chamber of the match thread (to which I actively contributed before anyone gets all pissy) but on WM, and across other sections of the media, we weren't awful but weren't quite at the races and given our perilous position it was looking bleak. But enormous credit to the players and management to pull it around, it's not the way I'd like to win every game but if we prevail this season, I'll put up with it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on January 22, 2020, 08:07:53 AM
brilliant result and I'm so glad that Watford's continual time-wasting cost them in the end.

got home at midnight thanks to the shite of the A14 closures....onwards and upwards

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: rougegorge on January 22, 2020, 08:08:15 AM
A truly great night at Villa Park. We needed that win desperately and got it in the best possible fashion. But as someone else pointed out, haD it been a draw Iíd still be very pleased with the overall performance. There was great desire and determination from everyone of the players which is what we want and havenít always had So far. This massive result should now give us the impetus to go into every game looking for a positive result. Very pleased with Marvellous, he had a great game. Jack too but he always does.

Everyone has picked up on the refís inability to curb the time wasting which he should have sorted but didnít. One thing Which hasnít been mentioned is how he allowed their players time and time again to stand in front of the ball when we had a free kick. Is this no longer a bookable offence?

I donít mind Deeneyís celebration as weíd all be similar in the same circumstances. Heís a handful even if heís not contributing that much. Iíd love his type up front for us.

I don't particularly like Deeney,  but I think I agree and he is a key reason why Watford have had an upturn.

He's the sort of player that loves to be goaded so why do fans do it, as it's usually counterproductive. To be fair, at the end he was giving Dean a hug as well.

The first half was poor again with no real threat, though the second half was much better especially once the subs were made. I couldn't fault the great effort even if the quality is still missing and we are so reliant on Jack to create. Playing 5 at the back and 2 defensive midfielders seemed so negative in the circumstances. At least Targett got forward though Guilbert barely did.

The time wasting was ridiculous and to add only 4 minutes was outrageous, so Watford got their desserts in the end.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KRS on January 22, 2020, 08:09:15 AM
Havenít see the match, so canít comment on it, but fantastic result to come back from 1 down. West Ham have 2 in hand, so we could be back to 17th soon. But the main thing is the 3 points and staying in the fight.
West Ham are away at Leicester tonight as one of their games in hand, and apparently the other is against Liverpool, so theyíll do well to get anything from those games. Leicester have been off the boil losing their last two games so they are due a win.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: postal on January 22, 2020, 08:12:38 AM
Watford do show, if you have someone up front who is a hand full and knows where the back of the net is, it always give you a chance no matter how bang average you are.

This is the problem with Wesley (yes I'm banging on about an injuried player), I dont think I saw when he was playing, if he ever attacked the ball in the 6 yard box like Deeney did, or even head it.
This might have been the shortcomings of the player, the coaching, or the crosses.

Hopefully Samatta knows how to play (head/ get in the box) and we dont have to rely on the defenders (and their backsides) to score in future!  ;D

Oh and it took a while for my blood pressure to drop to a normal level. Thanks! :)
UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 08:13:29 AM
Over 3 hours to get to Villa Park yesterday, normally 1hr 45, all worth it in the end but boy did we huff & puff for long periods.

Watford offer nothing except Deeney, Pearson is an anti footballing twat, I really hope they go down, time wasting after 15 minutes that went unpunished throughout & snidey little fouls throughout.

A few other observations.
Drinkwater, shakey start but grew into it, still off the pace.
Nakamba, much better still too slow.
Hause, some game saving tackles and some brain fart moments.
Mings, lucky to be on the pitch but him and Pepe combined well.
Pepe, that punch to clear off Deeney's head, that's why we brought him in.
Grealish, stay on your feet, went down far too easily in the box c80 mins.

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 22, 2020, 08:18:13 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.

On the Deeney subject we give him some pantomime stick and he gives us some back. I don't think we cross the line with it and I don't think he does either. I like his commitment to be fair and I actually think he could do a job for England which the striking situation at the moment.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JD on January 22, 2020, 08:19:09 AM
Jon, Terry isn't Dean's assistant he's just a coach. But the way they celebrated together after the winner tells me there is no problem between them.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 22, 2020, 08:24:18 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.

On the Deeney subject we give him some pantomime stick and he gives us some back. I don't think we cross the line with it and I don't think he does either. I like his commitment to be fair and I actually think he could do a job for England which the striking situation at the moment.
Lolz
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Walmley_Villa on January 22, 2020, 08:24:42 AM
Working in Dublin and watched it with the Leinster Lions at Buskers where the roof went off on the 95th minute. Great spirit second half. It's all about results where we are at the moment, we shouldn't forget that.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 08:25:20 AM
Jon, Terry isn't Dean's assistant he's just a coach. But the way they celebrated together after the winner tells me there is no problem between them.

Didnít see that, seems a bit odd that Smith stands out there alone, looks rather forlorn at times, maybe he just needs a hug 🤗
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Duncan Shaw on January 22, 2020, 08:27:24 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.

On the Deeney subject we give him some pantomime stick and he gives us some back. I don't think we cross the line with it and I don't think he does either. I like his commitment to be fair and I actually think he could do a job for England which the striking situation at the moment.

This for me too.  With his allegiences he will always get stick from us and give it back.  I wish we had someone leading our line with his passion and tenacity, in fact I'd be perfectly happy with him in our team.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JD on January 22, 2020, 08:27:48 AM
Jon, Terry isn't Dean's assistant he's just a coach. But the way they celebrated together after the winner tells me there is no problem between them.

Didnít see that, seems a bit odd that Smith stands out there alone, looks rather forlorn at times, maybe he just needs a hug 🤗

Saw it on the short highlights Jon. Terry hugging Deano after the winner.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 22, 2020, 08:49:10 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.

On the Deeney subject we give him some pantomime stick and he gives us some back. I don't think we cross the line with it and I don't think he does either. I like his commitment to be fair and I actually think he could do a job for England which the striking situation at the moment.

This for me too.  With his allegiences he will always get stick from us and give it back.  I wish we had someone leading our line with his passion and tenacity, in fact I'd be perfectly happy with him in our team.
He's got a Blues tattoo on his leg. He will NEVER play for Aston Villa! I have no problem with him dishing it out when he scores against us. That's a given. And a shout out to Luiz too for him taking the piss out of Deeney when he scored the equaliser. Quality!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 22, 2020, 08:53:02 AM
Working in Dublin and watched it with the Leinster Lions at Buskers where the roof went off on the 95th minute. Great spirit second half. It's all about results where we are at the moment, we shouldn't forget that.
Buskers is that in Temple Bar? Was in Dublin on Sunday and wanted to take my blue nose mrs in there.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KRS on January 22, 2020, 08:53:13 AM
What did Luiz do to take the piss other than jump into the Holte?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 08:54:00 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.

On the Deeney subject we give him some pantomime stick and he gives us some back. I don't think we cross the line with it and I don't think he does either. I like his commitment to be fair and I actually think he could do a job for England which the striking situation at the moment.

I'll say this - as much as I dislike that wind-up merchant, it is never acceptable to throw things down at a player, and in that regard some of our lot did actually cross the line last night.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Richard E on January 22, 2020, 08:57:26 AM
A deserved win against a pretty rubbish, niggly side who got exactly what was coming to them after some of the most blatant time wasting I have ever seen. I thought Nakamba had a really good game, sticking his foot in and breaking things up.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: amfy on January 22, 2020, 08:58:46 AM
Over 3 hours to get to Villa Park yesterday, normally 1hr 45, all worth it in the end.......

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.

You were at the game no no way would I have been expecting you to watch Deans & Terry for 90 mins so itís easy to see how you could get this wrong.

On Tv they were shown several times with their heads together talking behind their hands.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Walmley_Villa on January 22, 2020, 09:01:11 AM
Working in Dublin and watched it with the Leinster Lions at Buskers where the roof went off on the 95th minute. Great spirit second half. It's all about results where we are at the moment, we shouldn't forget that.
Buskers is that in Temple Bar? Was in Dublin on Sunday and wanted to take my blue nose mrs in there.

Yes - on Fleet St. There is a dedicated area downstairs when Villa play.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 22, 2020, 09:03:56 AM
What did Luiz do to take the piss other than jump into the Holte?
He walked past Deeney doing a kind of matador strut with his chest pumped up and his hands on his hips.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: DB on January 22, 2020, 09:12:29 AM
Over 3 hours to get to Villa Park yesterday, normally 1hr 45, all worth it in the end.......

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.

You were at the game no no way would I have been expecting you to watch Deans & Terry for 90 mins so itís easy to see how you could get this wrong.

On Tv they were shown several times with their heads together talking behind their hands.

To be fair he was trying to take his mind off the 'chips' bought inside the ground.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 09:13:12 AM
What did Luiz do to take the piss other than jump into the Holte?
He walked past Deeney doing a kind of matador strut with his chest pumped up and his hands on his hips.

Didnít notice it at the time but it looked a pretty good celebration seeing it later.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 09:18:52 AM
Not seen it. Anyone got a link to a clip of it?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 09:21:03 AM
An other thing I didnít notice which was pointed out by someone on Twitter.  On 60 minutest Smith summoned a ball boy to run around the pitch and inform all other ball boys to get the ball back quickly when it went out of play.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 09:39:44 AM
An other thing I didnít notice which was pointed out by someone on Twitter.  On 60 minutest Smith summoned a ball boy to run around the pitch and inform all other ball boys to get the ball back quickly when it went out of play.



Good! I said this at one point, it was shocking how unitelligent our ball boys were. Credit to Deano for addressing that. I canít remember who Dave said once shouted,
 ďYouíre not for to wear the tracksuit!Ē

I wasnít sure about squabbling with their keeper to put it down or give it him, but it helped highlight the issue (for all the good it did) when he spent X seconds picking it up moving it then putting it back in the same place.

Perhaps those incidents though do build in refís mind to give us the benefit of the doubt to allow a last attack to play out. What a sweet sweet richly ironic way to finish.

I only ever sing for our lads (I know Iím weird by most standards but decline to get involved in other stuff) but even I couldnít resist enquiring to Mr Troy Deeney Esquire as to the outcome of the Assiciation Football fixture.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 22, 2020, 09:43:46 AM
Working in Dublin and watched it with the Leinster Lions at Buskers where the roof went off on the 95th minute. Great spirit second half. It's all about results where we are at the moment, we shouldn't forget that.
Buskers is that in Temple Bar? Was in Dublin on Sunday and wanted to take my blue nose mrs in there.

Yes - on Fleet St. There is a dedicated area downstairs when Villa play.
Cheers. We stayed on Fleet Street at Temple Bar Inn so must have been right by it!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Big Ming on January 22, 2020, 09:44:59 AM
Nakamba was my man of the match last night. If he can do that consistently throughout the run-in, we can stay up.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 09:48:50 AM
Over 3 hours to get to Villa Park yesterday, normally 1hr 45, all worth it in the end.......

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.

You were at the game no no way would I have been expecting you to watch Deans & Terry for 90 mins so itís easy to see how you could get this wrong.

On Tv they were shown several times with their heads together talking behind their hands.

To be fair he was trying to take his mind off the 'chips' bought inside the ground.

Reminds me, a letter to the owners & my local MP about the chips is in order, disgraceful to think we leave the EU in less than 10 days and Villa can't cook chips

That balti pie reappeared this morning as well.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ditton33 on January 22, 2020, 10:10:20 AM
Crikey did we need that win!
I think if we had lost to that shower, it may have been the point of no return. Huge credit to the team for sticking at it, despite the oppositions blatant attempts to waste time. Maybe if some of these players who have under performed for most of the season are starting to hit some form, and we get a striker in, we might just kick on and get well out of that bottom 3.
UTV ! ;D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Small Rodent on January 22, 2020, 10:16:51 AM
Come on Leicester, Spurs and Manure tonight.


Lump your money on the opposition. Those three teams are total bottlers.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Chipsticks on January 22, 2020, 10:17:31 AM
What did Luiz do to take the piss other than jump into the Holte?
He walked past Deeney doing a kind of matador strut with his chest pumped up and his hands on his hips.

Didnít notice it at the time but it looked a pretty good celebration seeing it later.

It's the Vince McMahon signature strut, which has become popular again through Conor McGregor doing it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: The Edge on January 22, 2020, 10:33:13 AM
What did Luiz do to take the piss other than jump into the Holte?
He walked past Deeney doing a kind of matador strut with his chest pumped up and his hands on his hips.

Didnít notice it at the time but it looked a pretty good celebration seeing it later.

It's the Vince McMahon signature strut, which has become popular again through Conor McGregor doing it.
Well it seemed to wind Troy Deeney up so i like it!!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on January 22, 2020, 10:37:42 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ktvillan on January 22, 2020, 10:38:13 AM
I was actually a bit bored for the first 20 minutes, for the first time since Bruce left.  It was like back then, slowly moving the ball around with very little idea or movement.  Thank God it got better.  We were still much the better side and yet they went through us like a hot knife through butter to take an undeserved lead.  You could see there why Man City were able to get 6. 

I didn't think Drinkwater was too bad, some good things, some bad,  but still needs to get up to speed and work on his touch, he got closed down and caught on the ball too often.     

Can't really say anyone played badly although I have to say Hause on the ball is dreadful at the moment, like a blind kitten with a ping pong ball and missed a sitter of a header (or was it two?).   And Trezeguet whilst appearing to work hard,  continues to run around like an eager puppy to no effect whatsoever.  Still cannot see the point of him.

I thought the wing backs played well, Targett linked up well with Grealish a few times.  Grealish seemed to be trying to do it all on his own too often second half, taking on three or four men.  Possibly due to the lack of options/quality around him. 

Twatford got what they deserved for their timewasting throughout the second half - aint Karma a bitch?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Pete3206 on January 22, 2020, 10:52:05 AM
Nightmare getting the bed dry this morning.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: GarTomas on January 22, 2020, 11:01:39 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

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Link?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 11:09:11 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
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Link?

Yes, please share
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: john e on January 22, 2020, 11:17:56 AM
Iíve got lots of thoughts on the game not all positive I have to say

but I was with my two youngest kids last night (11+14) we went down to the front of the Doug to see the game out
when that last second goal went in we were jumping around like loons,
my lad was in the arms of a total strangers we were hugging and just embracing everyone around

I donít think you get that moment of complete abandonment with anything else in life more than live football

a home game relegation scrap against a nonentity Watford on paper nothing to write home about in the pages of our life history yet we came away with a memory that will last for a lifetime

only football can do that
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 11:23:24 AM
Iíve got lots of thoughts on the game not all positive I have to say

but I was with my two youngest kids last night (11+14) we went down to the front of the Doug to see the game out
when that last second goal went in we were jumping around like loons,
my lad was in the arms of a total strangers we were hugging and just embracing everyone around

I donít think you get that moment of complete abandonment with anything else in life more than live football

a home game relegation scrap against a nonentity Watford on paper nothing to write home about in the pages of our life history yet we came away with a memory that will last for a lifetime

only football can do that

Agreed, all the lads I went to the Brighton game with agreed that the last-gasp winner will stay with them for life, and two of them weren't even Villans. A couple of us ended up in the next row because those directly in front of us had left early and the surge from the crowd pushed us forward so suddenly!

Great memory for your boys, John. As a kid at VP I never experienced a last-gasp winner like that - they will never forget it!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: darren woolley on January 22, 2020, 11:26:17 AM
So pleased for the lad's a big three points and just what we needed.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: MattW on January 22, 2020, 11:27:48 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
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Link?

Yes, please share

https://twitter.com/_joshavfc2000/status/1219904985510662144?s=19
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SoccerHQ on January 22, 2020, 11:30:42 AM
Just seen elsewhere this is apparently the first season since the mid 90s where we've scored injury time winners in at least two league games.

That's a good knack for any emerging club to have, fighting to the end and not just content with the point like we have been so often in the past.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 11:36:29 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
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Link?

Yes, please share

https://twitter.com/_joshavfc2000/status/1219904985510662144?s=19

That's brilliant! Even if it hurts to see McGinniesta still on crutches :(
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 11:37:34 AM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
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Link?

Yes, please share

https://twitter.com/_joshavfc2000/status/1219904985510662144?s=19

That's brilliant! Even if it hurts to see McGinniesta still on crutches :(

So he won't be playing Tuesday night then.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Somniloquism on January 22, 2020, 11:41:59 AM
Just seen elsewhere this is apparently the first season since the mid 90s where we've scored injury time winners in at least two league games.

That's a good knack for any emerging club to have, fighting to the end and not just content with the point like we have been so often in the past.

BBC Stats has that as well as it being our first win from being behind at the break. Remember though all stats are only for Prem League though.

Quote
Rare Villa Premier League fightback - the stats
  • Aston Villa ended their three-game losing streak against Watford in the Premier League, with this win their first victory against the Hornets in the competition since January 2007 (2-0).
  • Villa have won a Premier League game having been behind at half-time for the first time since September 2013 (3-2 versus Manchester City), ending a run of 51 games without a victory in the competition when trailing at the break.
  • Villa have scored two 90th-minute winners in a single Premier League season (Matt Targett v Brighton in October and Tyrone Mings here) for the first time since 1994-95.
  • Villa have scored in nine consecutive home Premier League games for the first time since May 2007-March 2008 (a run of 16).
    Watford's Troy Deeney has scored more Premier League goals against Aston Villa (six in four games) than he has against any other side in the competition.
  • Douglas Luiz's equaliser for Aston Villa was his third Premier League goal of the season and first since October 2019 against Norwich.
    Aston Villa goalkeeper Pepe Reina has conceded as many goals in his last two Premier League appearances at Villa Park (2) as he did in his first seven with Liverpool (also two)
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Holte132 on January 22, 2020, 11:49:49 AM
In the Upper Holte last night there was a chant of something that sounded like Salad Bowl. Anyone know what it really was?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 11:51:06 AM
In the Upper Holte last night there was a chant of something that sounded like Salad Bowl. Anyone know what it really was?

Just guessing but was it Sama Goal for our new signing...?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Diablo on January 22, 2020, 12:02:12 PM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
The Doc

Link?

Yes, please share

https://twitter.com/_joshavfc2000/status/1219904985510662144?s=19

That's brilliant! Even if it hurts to see McGinniesta still on crutches :(

So he won't be playing Tuesday night then.
Fingers crossed he can play in the final if we get there.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 12:09:59 PM
In the Upper Holte last night there was a chant of something that sounded like Salad Bowl. Anyone know what it really was?

You were right first time. They were bemoaning the lack of vegetarian options available in the concourse.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Holte132 on January 22, 2020, 12:19:05 PM
In the Upper Holte last night there was a chant of something that sounded like Salad Bowl. Anyone know what it really was?

Just guessing but was it Sama Goal for our new signing...?

That makes sense! Thought it might have been something to do with Samatta but couldn't think what. Why I couldn't rhyme bowl with goal I don't know.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 22, 2020, 12:24:24 PM


One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes,

maybe a lovers tiff  because they massively hugged each other when we got the winner
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on January 22, 2020, 12:28:20 PM
just seen a video on twitter of McGinn, Hutton and what looked like Gabby all enjoying that last minute winner...

UTV
The Doc

Link?

Yes, please share

https://twitter.com/_joshavfc2000/status/1219904985510662144?s=19

cheers MattW as I have just been in a meeting so was unable to sort it out.

UTV
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Risso on January 22, 2020, 12:32:07 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: lovejoy on January 22, 2020, 12:33:50 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

I agree with Risso, there I've said it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 22, 2020, 12:36:41 PM
still buzzing after that winner

had such a shit day yesterday , to witness that , the emotions just came flooding out  at the end. My season ticket holder Auntie has just fell down the stairs with broken legs and bleed on the brain in the QE at the moment so that was for you auntie Denise.

Luis is gonna be a top player for us . just love his swagger and cheek , next season he will be a star.

The wingbacks so much better than the other two , both did good.

Nakamba was very good as was Pepe , massive signing and leadership there .

Hause wil be a great defender once he sorts out his passing.

Mings and Jack their usual selfs.

Trez I stil dont get him . 

We didnt work their goalie for a long time which was disappointing even thou we was the better team but the subs made a difference .
Just hope this gives us a massive lift now and with Samagoal can get a result at Bournemouth.

we can and will stay up....
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Dr Butler on January 22, 2020, 12:37:08 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

I agree with Risso, there I've said it.

same here, I think he is just a more modern, potentially violent version of Colin Wanker or Pullis.

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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: john e on January 22, 2020, 12:37:11 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

ĎYou need me on that wallí
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 12:47:01 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on January 22, 2020, 12:47:14 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

Yes! He is a fucking bellpiece. Well said, Risso.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on January 22, 2020, 12:47:56 PM

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.

I don't think you can read things very well
I'm sorry that is completely conjecture and absolute rubbish.
I saw very clearly on the TV last night JT and Smith in deep discussion hands over mouth .
The cameras showed it clear as.

I don't know what you're doing with your needless and unfounded speculation . Sane with your claims on Bowen being signed.
I respect your effort in going to games but I advise please be a bit more accurate with things 

I'm sorry until you improve I can't rate your posts as they are wildly inaccurate and need calling out.

JT was actually looking at Smith and running out to celebrate the goal!
There is no issue apart from your ocassional unsightly posts.
I mean this guy should get flak I get at least I don't go round making things up !!!
Unbelievable!
Moderator have a word - unfounded bull shit and like anyone believes you watched JT and Smith for 95 minutes than the game
Fuck sake.



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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 22, 2020, 12:49:56 PM


One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes,

maybe a lovers tiff  because they massively hugged each other when we got the winner

Not true though, they were on camera talking to each other not long after Watford scored, just before half time. Terry was doing that 'covering his mouth' thing so he couldn't be lip-read, but it looked very much like he was pointing out to Dean an observation he'd made, and Dean appeared to be listening.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KRS on January 22, 2020, 12:51:59 PM
I think you need to step off your home made pedestal footy.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 12:52:56 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KRS on January 22, 2020, 12:55:11 PM
Just ignore it then. You donít have to comment on every post on here whether they are factually true or not.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 22, 2020, 12:55:13 PM


One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes,

maybe a lovers tiff  because they massively hugged each other when we got the winner

. Terry was doing that 'covering his mouth' thing so he couldn't be lip-read, but it looked very much like he was pointing out to Dean an observation he'd made, and Dean appeared to be listening.

but wasnt that JT saying what was wrong with my spaghetti the other night and I thought the garlic bread I did was amazing :)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 12:55:31 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AV82EC on January 22, 2020, 12:56:50 PM
Was really pleased with that result. I thought we tried to play football throughout the game and sometimes that paid off, sometimes it put us in trouble but we dominated possession and got the result our performance deserved. Iíve been sat in the Upper Trinity this season and have a much better appreciation of what weíve been trying to do than previously, this was a good performance.

Scores on the doors:

Reina - 8 - very good distribution and extremely calm and experienced.
Guilbert - 7 - I think heís a bit out of form from how he started the season but contributed both offensively and defensively.
Konsa - 8 - a couple of ďmomentsĒ but comfortable on the ball and stepped into midfield to good effect.
Mings - 8 - the rock, just love him, extra point for the answer to Geoff Shreeves in the post match.
Hause - 6 - he is solid defensively but unfortunately his distribution is woeful, still learning the game.
Targett - 7 - played well, always available and just needs to work on that final delivery which can be erratic.
Nakamba - 7.5 - still a bit panicky in possession but really did his job last night, much better.
Drinkwater - 6 - getting up to speed so one good thing is invariably followed by a bad one, better though.
Trezeguet - 6 - agree with the description earlier of him running about like a demented puppy to not a lot of effect.
El Ghazi - 7 - good work from AEG last night, never stopped running and tried his best as the main striker.
Grealish - 8 - the heartbeat of this team, carried the ball to good effect though did try too much himself on occasion.
Luiz - 8 - a goal, lovely passing and distribution and getting forward when needed, much much better. His speed of pass is soooo good.
Vassilev - 7 - ran around a lot, some good link ups and showed some good maturity.

The Crowd - 8 - average first half much better second half.

Smith - 7.5 - stuck to his 3-4-3 principles and its starting to work. We are still a bit open in the centre of the pitch but if we can keep possession as well as we did last night then it wonít be a major issue. Got his subs right as well. Pleased for him.

Watford - time wasting, fouling, cheating c***s. Got exactly what they deserved for a display of Warnock, Pulis, Bruce, Allardyce style anti football. I havenít seen that much time wasting since Colin  Wanker turned up with Cardiff and Grealish scored a last minute volley to win that one. They have some talent but you could see with Pearson his innate caution meant they didnít try to kill us off. Letís see how long he makes his new manager bounce last now.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 12:58:45 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 22, 2020, 01:00:09 PM
I think you need to step off your home made pedestal footy.

No in dragging this forum along to standards and calling out bull shit. Obtuse thinking and any general poor attitudes.
Also hoping respect all around.
You're invited to do the same
I guess the JC Footy engagement is off then
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 01:00:58 PM

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.

I don't think you can read things very well
I'm sorry that is completely conjecture and absolute rubbish.
I saw very clearly on the TV last night JT and Smith in deep discussion hands over mouth .
The cameras showed it clear as.

I don't know what you're doing with your needless and unfounded speculation . Sane with your claims on Bowen being signed.
I respect your effort in going to games but I advise please be a bit more accurate with things 

I'm sorry until you improve I can't rate your posts as they are wildly inaccurate and need calling out.

JT was actually looking at Smith and running out to celebrate the goal!
There is no issue apart from your ocassional unsightly posts.
I mean this guy should get flak I get at least I don't go round making things up !!!
Unbelievable!
Moderator have a word - unfounded bull shit and like anyone believes you watched JT and Smith for 95 minutes than the game
Fuck sake.



Like I said a few days ago, have a lie down, maybe switch off the internet for a bit eh? Failing that get some help, seriously, get help.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 01:03:40 PM
 :-X
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:05:44 PM
How is Altidore getting on?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:06:59 PM
still buzzing after that winner

had such a shit day yesterday , to witness that , the emotions just came flooding out  at the end. My season ticket holder Auntie has just fell down the stairs with broken legs and bleed on the brain in the QE at the moment so that was for you auntie Denise.

Luis is gonna be a top player for us . just love his swagger and cheek , next season he will be a star.

The wingbacks so much better than the other two , both did good.

Nakamba was very good as was Pepe , massive signing and leadership there .

Hause wil be a great defender once he sorts out his passing.

Mings and Jack their usual selfs.

Trez I stil dont get him . 

We didnt work their goalie for a long time which was disappointing even thou we was the better team but the subs made a difference .
Just hope this gives us a massive lift now and with Samagoal can get a result at Bournemouth.

we can and will stay up....

Best wishes to your Aunt, mate.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AV82EC on January 22, 2020, 01:08:03 PM
I'm ignoring you like forever!

Is it just me who read this in the voice of an over privileged American Teenager?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:09:16 PM
I'm ignoring you like forever!


Is he off your Christmas card list? Chill a little.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: robleflaneur on January 22, 2020, 01:09:24 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

Yes! He is a fucking bellpiece. Well said, Risso.
Add me to the well said, Risso.I doubt if any of the press called him out on the blatant time wasting or the deliberate rotation of players taking out Jack.There were comments on a MOTD about Spurs doing the same to Traore.When will the refs take action to stop this type of anti-football ?
Anyway ,poetic justice was served with the timing of the Konsamings goal.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ChicagoLion on January 22, 2020, 01:10:13 PM
I'm ignoring you like forever!
No flowers No Phone calls No Chocolates No Texts No Letters No contact nothing Nader itís over 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Tuscans on January 22, 2020, 01:11:17 PM
I remember being about 8 years old, playing under 10's footie with a full size Mitre leather football. Crossing the ball with accuracy and height was almost impossible with our tiny legs at that age.

What was everyone's excuse last night?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: SheffieldVillain on January 22, 2020, 01:12:50 PM
I really can't stand Pearson.  He's a thick-as-pigshit, passive-aggressive bully.  You can tell in his interviews that he's straining every fibre of his being to appear reasonable and considered, with his more sensible haircut and glasses, as you can almost see him counting to ten before answering questions. When asked last night if Mings should have been sent off, he said more than once that "it doesn't really matter what I think" when you could tell he wanted nothing more than to punch the interviewer in the face before staring madly at his blood-splattered nose shouting "sending off, you tell me now was it a sending off, are you a fucking ostrich?!!!!111111"  Wanker.

Yes! He is a fucking bellpiece. Well said, Risso.
Add me to the well said, Risso.I doubt if any of the press called him out on the blatant time wasting or the deliberate rotation of players taking out Jack.There were comments on a MOTD about Spurs doing the same to Traore.When will the refs take action to stop this type of anti-football ?
Anyway ,poetic justice was served with the timing of the Konsamings goal.

Yep. In particular, I can't stand the put-on low, soft, reasonable voice to make himself try and sound intelligent. Tony Adams went through a spell of doing the same. It didn't work.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Tuscans on January 22, 2020, 01:13:03 PM
I'm ignoring you like forever!

Is it just me who read this in the voice of an over privileged American Teenager?
Talk to the hand girlfriend.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on January 22, 2020, 01:13:09 PM
They mentioned the dark arts of team fouling on Grealish on Sky goals show. 8 fouls on him alone just in the first half.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 01:13:16 PM
How is Altidore getting on?

The MLS season starts next month !
Actually it's first time ever for February but it's 29th march so not really that much of Feb!
So if you're genuinely interested this season he's again with Toronto!
Check out his website http://www.jozyaltidore.com
But maybe we should do this on other games and not highjack the Villa Watford match!
Altidore performed well last season and went to cup final 
But I thing premier league is beyond him now.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 22, 2020, 01:13:40 PM
I wouldn't start an argument with John Crofts, he'd batter the be-jaysus out of everyone on this forum. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on January 22, 2020, 01:17:33 PM
Who was marking Deeney for their goal btw?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: AV82EC on January 22, 2020, 01:18:22 PM
Who was marking Deeney for their goal btw?

Errr, no one.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 01:18:34 PM
Deleted.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dicedlam on January 22, 2020, 01:25:18 PM
I wouldn't start an argument with John Crofts, he'd batter the be-jaysus out of everyone on this forum. 

Even Mazrim?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:26:39 PM
Everyone. All at the same time.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Vill I An on January 22, 2020, 01:32:19 PM
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:36:51 PM
Noone is trying to scare you off at all.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 01:38:32 PM
Pearson and Deeney got what they deserved fuck all.

If they'd spent less time pissing about on free kicks, throw ins and substitutions,the game would have been over well before Konsa put the ball in the onion bag for the winner.

spot on

i took my young daughter tonight shes only been to a few games and she was asking why we were booing,
 i told her it was because Watford were wasting time

and this was BEFORE they scored
i was quite surprised to see a Pearson side do that as i didn't think he was quite as bad as Pulis, Allardyce etc but obviously not
that's why i never advocate those sort of managers for Villa no matter how bad it gets although i've seen a new side to Pearson tonight i never knew he had

on Deeney,
 my unpopular opinion is i don't mind him giving it back
 he hates us we hate him, he's a bluenose and that's the way it is

we got the last laugh tonight and it was a beautiful thing




Agreed on Deeney, John. I wasn't there but I can imagine that he would've been getting plenty of clog from the Holte. Only fair that he gets to give some back at a time like that.

Even fairer that he was fucked off back to Borehamwood with a flea in his ear, fuck all points  and a relegation to worry about.

The babby told me he stayed on the pitch and clapped the Villa players off.

Iíve never minded him. Heís from the manor and he used to ask my daughter out. She didnít fancy him. I canít think why.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: in exile on January 22, 2020, 01:39:20 PM
Deleted.

Best post you have ever posted
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 22, 2020, 01:40:11 PM
Can we get back to the post-match analysis, please? Thanks all.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 22, 2020, 01:42:58 PM
Everyone. All at the same time.

Except Big Daz. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 22, 2020, 01:46:39 PM
re Deeney.

Obviously, he a horrific troll-faced mess, but that's because he's a Blues fan, and that's what Blues fans look like.

I don't mind him taking the piss and rubbing it in with us, we'd be laughing if that was 10 years ago and it was Gabby doing it to Small Heath fans. Fair play to him.

I always remember in the 80s when David Seaman was at QPR, we always used to engage in some gentle baiting with him ("Are you glad you left the Blues?" was a chant I recall), it's harmless enough *

The people throwing stuff at him are absolute fucking idiots, though.




* on a similar note, anyone else remember shouting TINA! at Peter Shilton?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Luffbralion on January 22, 2020, 01:54:13 PM
Back to analysis.

That game summed up the beauty of this sport. At 7.30 I was nervous, at 8.15 I was thinking about renewing trips to Rotherham and Wigan and at 9.25 I was hugging strangers and belting out "Sweet Caroline" with all the gusto I could summon.

Reina looks like a really shrewd acquistion. A leader and a winner. Great second half save and excellent distribution.
Konsa and Hause both have real potential but need to work on concentration and cut out errors. I can't fathom why so often the ball is played square to Hause when Konsa is available and much better on the ball.
I thought Drinkwater was awful first two games but last night he showed he has awareness, can thread a pass through and has some "nous". Once he has got his sharpness back he will be a useful addition.
El Ghazi has been given a thankless task but has been disciplined and hard working as the lone striker.
Once Samatta comes in we shall have a focal point - especially for the full-backs when they put crosses in.
We showed resilience and positivity after again going a goal behind.

Lastly, a plea for everyone to get behind this team. One bloke behind me spend the first hour castigating Drinkwater, Hause and Deano in turn.   These players care and with our backing, especially when things aren't going too well, they will give it the proverbial 110%.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Risso on January 22, 2020, 01:58:00 PM
re Deeney.

Obviously, he a horrific troll-faced mess, but that's because he's a Blues fan, and that's what Blues fans look like.

I don't mind him taking the piss and rubbing it in with us, we'd be laughing if that was 10 years ago and it was Gabby doing it to Small Heath fans. Fair play to him.

I always remember in the 80s when David Seaman was at QPR, we always used to engage in some gentle baiting with him ("Are you glad you left the Blues?" was a chant I recall), it's harmless enough *

The people throwing stuff at him are absolute fucking idiots, though.




* on a similar note, anyone else remember shouting TINA! at Peter Shilton?

I like him.  He's a proper football fan (well, a Blues fan, but you know what I mean) who is doing a job he loves and likes taking the piss out of his club's bitter rivals.  He's a good player and seems like a decent, humble bloke.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Risso on January 22, 2020, 02:00:27 PM
I wouldn't start an argument with John Crofts, he'd batter the be-jaysus out of everyone on this forum. 

Not me, I'd make good my escape on my bike!  Oh.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Monty on January 22, 2020, 02:06:51 PM
Feeney has every right to do that and it's kind of nice to see a player who's still a fan (though how absolutely Blues is it that his fandom is expressed solely in being obsessed with us). It's all part of the game, and it's just up to us to make sure we beat him.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: amfy on January 22, 2020, 02:11:07 PM
Troy Deeney would be mortified by how many of us quite like him - but heís a whole hearted player who understands  that Villa/Blues should be Ďbanterí for want of a better word, not hate.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on January 22, 2020, 02:16:14 PM
re Deeney.

Obviously, he a horrific troll-faced mess, but that's because he's a Blues fan, and that's what Blues fans look like.

I don't mind him taking the piss and rubbing it in with us, we'd be laughing if that was 10 years ago and it was Gabby doing it to Small Heath fans. Fair play to him.

I always remember in the 80s when David Seaman was at QPR, we always used to engage in some gentle baiting with him ("Are you glad you left the Blues?" was a chant I recall), it's harmless enough *

The people throwing stuff at him are absolute fucking idiots, though.




* on a similar note, anyone else remember shouting TINA! at Peter Shilton?

I like him.  He's a proper football fan (well, a Blues fan, but you know what I mean) who is doing a job he loves and likes taking the piss out of his club's bitter rivals.  He's a good player and seems like a decent, humble bloke.

Yeah seems fair enough, give and take.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Drummond on January 22, 2020, 02:17:45 PM
Interesting in the post match interviews that Konsa and Mings confirmed they'd had an argument at half time but that all was sorted for the second half.

There's an honest and open approach about our side that I like.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Chris Smith on January 22, 2020, 02:20:43 PM
I agree with the last few posts re Deeney but it did feel good to know that the winner last night would have stung him just that little bit harder then his teammates.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Risso on January 22, 2020, 02:24:30 PM
Interesting in the post match interviews that Konsa and Mings confirmed they'd had an argument at half time but that all was sorted for the second half.

There's an honest and open approach about our side that I like.

I don't think there's a Villa player left who hasn't felt the wrath of Mings' tongue this season!  And that's a good thing, obviously.  As long as he can take it as well as give it out of course.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: KevinGage on January 22, 2020, 02:28:53 PM
re Deeney.

Obviously, he a horrific troll-faced mess, but that's because he's a Blues fan, and that's what Blues fans look like.

I don't mind him taking the piss and rubbing it in with us, we'd be laughing if that was 10 years ago and it was Gabby doing it to Small Heath fans. Fair play to him.

I always remember in the 80s when David Seaman was at QPR, we always used to engage in some gentle baiting with him ("Are you glad you left the Blues?" was a chant I recall), it's harmless enough *

The people throwing stuff at him are absolute fucking idiots, though.




* on a similar note, anyone else remember shouting TINA! at Peter Shilton?

I like him.  He's a proper football fan (well, a Blues fan, but you know what I mean) who is doing a job he loves and likes taking the piss out of his club's bitter rivals.  He's a good player and seems like a decent, humble bloke.

He was one of the few who spoke out when we got relegated saying he didn't want it to happen as it would mean job losses at the club.

For the non matchplaying staff etc.

Even Erik Cack and the troglodytes playing for us at the time didn't seem to have those concerns.   So he went up in my estimation after that.

I can't be sure, but he might be one of those odd Bluenoses that spent a fair bit of time at VP growing up.  Plenty around Chelmsley Wood seemed to think he was Villa. Lee Carsley who was another one who had impeccable taste growing up (former Holte Ender) before he started mixing with the lower orders.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Chico Hamilton III on January 22, 2020, 02:35:33 PM
If Deeney was so worried about job losses before we were relegated, I wonder why he took so much obvious pleasure in hammering another nail in our coffin at Vicarage Road a few years ag after his late winner in front of us. He can fuck himself, just like every other jealous, insecure Blues fan can 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 02:35:46 PM
re Deeney.

Obviously, he a horrific troll-faced mess, but that's because he's a Blues fan, and that's what Blues fans look like.

I don't mind him taking the piss and rubbing it in with us, we'd be laughing if that was 10 years ago and it was Gabby doing it to Small Heath fans. Fair play to him.

I always remember in the 80s when David Seaman was at QPR, we always used to engage in some gentle baiting with him ("Are you glad you left the Blues?" was a chant I recall), it's harmless enough *

The people throwing stuff at him are absolute fucking idiots, though.




* on a similar note, anyone else remember shouting TINA! at Peter Shilton?

Peter 'Pants Down' Shilton. For our younger readers...............

In May 1980, the England goalkeeper parked his Jag in a dirt track behind Nottingham racecourse with Tina Street at 5am. No drama there, except Shilts had drunk a few too many and Tina's husband Colin was hardly enamoured with the fact that the pair were "partially clothed" when he tried to open the car door. When police arrived at the scene, Shilts sped off, crashed into a lamppost and was busted for drink driving.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: john e on January 22, 2020, 02:38:32 PM
Back to analysis.

That game summed up the beauty of this sport. At 7.30 I was nervous, at 8.15 I was thinking about renewing trips to Rotherham and Wigan and at 9.25 I was hugging strangers and belting out "Sweet Caroline" with all the gusto I could summon.

Reina looks like a really shrewd acquistion. A leader and a winner. Great second half save and excellent distribution.
Konsa and Hause both have real potential but need to work on concentration and cut out errors. I can't fathom why so often the ball is played square to Hause when Konsa is available and much better on the ball.
I thought Drinkwater was awful first two games but last night he showed he has awareness, can thread a pass through and has some "nous". Once he has got his sharpness back he will be a useful addition.
El Ghazi has been given a thankless task but has been disciplined and hard working as the lone striker.
Once Samatta comes in we shall have a focal point - especially for the full-backs when they put crosses in.
We showed resilience and positivity after again going a goal behind.

Lastly, a plea for everyone to get behind this team. One bloke behind me spend the first hour castigating Drinkwater, Hause and Deano in turn.   These players care and with our backing, especially when things aren't going too well, they will give it the proverbial 110%.

oh dear, think you might sit in front of me
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 22, 2020, 02:43:29 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace him. I would imagine he will end up playing for them at the end of his career - well if they still have a club left  ;D

Reina - class, experience and coolness - could be a masterstroke

Guilbert - really like this guy - face swollen with an abcess but still battled like a trouper

Targett - really provided an outball and was one, if not his best game for us - great effort on goal to create the chance for Luiz

Mings - imperious

Hause - some heart in the mouth moments but last 15 mins threw his body in front of everything

Konza - As Hause but more composed at times

Drinkwater - some muppet was slagging him off by me from the first whistle - I am sure once he gets match fit he will be prove to be a big asset in the final part of the season with his experience alone

Jack - Was as we know him to be - unbelievable how strong he must be to take such a physical bashing every game - look at his shorts when he leaves the pitch they are filthy as he is put on the floor so much

Trez - Still for me the weakest part of the team and expect his place to be lost to accommodate Samatta

El Ghazhi - Worked his nads off for the team with very little service or support
 
Nakamba - MOTM - thought he was exceptional last night - maybe having the experience of Drinkwater next to him gives him more freedom to express himself

Luiz - Great impact and great goal  - you see glimpses of just how good he could be - time will tell (still not fully forgiven him yet for sucking up to Pep)

Vassilev - Very Weinmann in his approach - worked for the team without any real impact

Dean and the coaches - fair play to you - this is all about the team and unity and we have it in heaps. Everyone has the right attitude and fight about them - so very different to that shower of shit that got us relegated
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: robleflaneur on January 22, 2020, 02:50:13 PM
Potential muppet here as I thought Drinkwater was way off the pace and Konsa was poor in his defending,too weak and not alert to danger,especially in providing cover for Guilbert.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: lovejoy on January 22, 2020, 02:52:31 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace him. I would imagine he will end up playing for them at the end of his career - well if they still have a club left  ;D

Reina - class, experience and coolness - could be a masterstroke

Guilbert - really like this guy - face swollen with an abcess but still battled like a trouper

Targett - really provided an outball and was one, if not his best game for us - great effort on goal to create the chance for Luiz

Mings - imperious

Hause - some heart in the mouth moments but last 15 mins threw his body in front of everything

Konza - As Hause but more composed at times

Drinkwater - some muppet was slagging him off by me from the first whistle - I am sure once he gets match fit he will be prove to be a big asset in the final part of the season with his experience alone

Jack - Was as we know him to be - unbelievable how strong he must be to take such a physical bashing every game - look at his shorts when he leaves the pitch they are filthy as he is put on the floor so much

Trez - Still for me the weakest part of the team and expect his place to be lost to accommodate Samatta

El Ghazhi - Worked his nads off for the team with very little service or support
 
Nakamba - MOTM - thought he was exceptional last night - maybe having the experience of Drinkwater next to him gives him more freedom to express himself

Luiz - Great impact and great goal  - you see glimpses of just how good he could be - time will tell (still not fully forgiven him yet for sucking up to Pep)

Vassilev - Very Weinmann in his approach - worked for the team without any real impact

Dean and the coaches - fair play to you - this is all about the team and unity and we have it in heaps. Everyone has the right attitude and fight about them - so very different to that shower of shit that got us relegated

Compare these quotes to the match thread.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 22, 2020, 03:01:17 PM
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 03:07:45 PM

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.


Moderator have a word


?

Snitch.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Pete3206 on January 22, 2020, 03:09:25 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 03:36:38 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)

That's a great photo which fully captures the moment of complete joy and utter despair. It doesn't even meed a ball or a clock to tell you what's happened.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on January 22, 2020, 03:50:25 PM
Foster appears to be looking at his balls thinking "I'm not quite happy with them on this part of the line, I think I'll move them 6cm to the right and waste more f-cking time"
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Axl Rose on January 22, 2020, 04:04:42 PM

One that maybe I'm reading too much into but Smith & Terry never spoke the entire 90 minutes, Pearson stood alongside his No2 in the technical area most of the game our head coach and his assistant were incommunicado all game it seems.


Moderator have a word


?

Snitch.

:D
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Mister E on January 22, 2020, 04:48:10 PM
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Best post you have ever posted
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Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 04:54:39 PM
I wouldn't start an argument with John Crofts, he'd batter the be-jaysus out of everyone on this forum.

I'd be more worried he might tell me some jokes.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on January 22, 2020, 04:57:42 PM
It might be damp and miserable today but I'm still smiling after last night...
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bren'd on January 22, 2020, 05:06:27 PM
I wouldn't start an argument with John Crofts, he'd batter the be-jaysus out of everyone on this forum.

I'd be more worried he might tell me some jokes.

He may have a joke so funny that if you read it you'd die with laughter...nods to Monty Python.

Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: rougegorge on January 22, 2020, 05:10:40 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace him. I would imagine he will end up playing for them at the end of his career - well if they still have a club left  ;D

Reina - class, experience and coolness - could be a masterstroke

Guilbert - really like this guy - face swollen with an abcess but still battled like a trouper

Targett - really provided an outball and was one, if not his best game for us - great effort on goal to create the chance for Luiz

Mings - imperious

Hause - some heart in the mouth moments but last 15 mins threw his body in front of everything

Konza - As Hause but more composed at times

Drinkwater - some muppet was slagging him off by me from the first whistle - I am sure once he gets match fit he will be prove to be a big asset in the final part of the season with his experience alone

Jack - Was as we know him to be - unbelievable how strong he must be to take such a physical bashing every game - look at his shorts when he leaves the pitch they are filthy as he is put on the floor so much

Trez - Still for me the weakest part of the team and expect his place to be lost to accommodate Samatta

El Ghazhi - Worked his nads off for the team with very little service or support
 
Nakamba - MOTM - thought he was exceptional last night - maybe having the experience of Drinkwater next to him gives him more freedom to express himself

Luiz - Great impact and great goal  - you see glimpses of just how good he could be - time will tell (still not fully forgiven him yet for sucking up to Pep)

Vassilev - Very Weinmann in his approach - worked for the team without any real impact

Dean and the coaches - fair play to you - this is all about the team and unity and we have it in heaps. Everyone has the right attitude and fight about them - so very different to that shower of shit that got us relegated

Compare these quotes to the match thread.
This is a good point. Being at the games, I would rarely post 'in flight', and the internet service  is poor anyway, but the difference after a win, and in particular a last-gasp win is striking. I suspect my own match thread comments would not have necessarily matched my post-thread ones. The result was everything.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 05:18:13 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)

That's a great photo which fully captures the moment of complete joy and utter despair. It doesn't even meed a ball or a clock to tell you what's happened.

Still smiling too.

I love the 4 villa players running in various directions and Watford frozen & broken. Poor chaps.
;)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: garyshawsknee on January 22, 2020, 05:27:40 PM
After hearing Mings post match interview, I think he was relieved that the ball didn't end up in the Holte after hitting him. Cracking photo.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: paul_e on January 22, 2020, 05:48:53 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace him. I would imagine he will end up playing for them at the end of his career - well if they still have a club left  ;D

Reina - class, experience and coolness - could be a masterstroke

Guilbert - really like this guy - face swollen with an abcess but still battled like a trouper

Targett - really provided an outball and was one, if not his best game for us - great effort on goal to create the chance for Luiz

Mings - imperious

Hause - some heart in the mouth moments but last 15 mins threw his body in front of everything

Konza - As Hause but more composed at times

Drinkwater - some muppet was slagging him off by me from the first whistle - I am sure once he gets match fit he will be prove to be a big asset in the final part of the season with his experience alone

Jack - Was as we know him to be - unbelievable how strong he must be to take such a physical bashing every game - look at his shorts when he leaves the pitch they are filthy as he is put on the floor so much

Trez - Still for me the weakest part of the team and expect his place to be lost to accommodate Samatta

El Ghazhi - Worked his nads off for the team with very little service or support
 
Nakamba - MOTM - thought he was exceptional last night - maybe having the experience of Drinkwater next to him gives him more freedom to express himself

Luiz - Great impact and great goal  - you see glimpses of just how good he could be - time will tell (still not fully forgiven him yet for sucking up to Pep)

Vassilev - Very Weinmann in his approach - worked for the team without any real impact

Dean and the coaches - fair play to you - this is all about the team and unity and we have it in heaps. Everyone has the right attitude and fight about them - so very different to that shower of shit that got us relegated

Compare these quotes to the match thread.
This is a good point. Being at the games, I would rarely post 'in flight', and the internet service  is poor anyway, but the difference after a win, and in particular a last-gasp win is striking. I suspect my own match thread comments would not have necessarily matched my post-thread ones. The result was everything.

I agree, I try (and don't always succeed) to consider the posts on the match thread in the same way as I would the crowd in the ground, unless someone is obviously being a dick (we've all seen someone giving shit to one of our own players from the kick off) those comments should stay in there.

However I do have more of an issue with people leaving the match thread to go to player threads or the manager out thread and slag people when the game is still in the balance. I just don't see the point, the match thread is for venting during the game, keep it there and then take to the rest of the board after the final whistle. Aside from anything else it leads to some posts that look really silly the next day at times.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: clash city rocker on January 22, 2020, 06:27:08 PM
I tried to replicate Konza's goal at break today at work. My one leg slipped and think I have torn a muscle so not only am I in agony I  couldn't even do my planned celebration. The trials and tribulations of being a villa fan who is nearly 60. I fuckin love it.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: purpletrousers on January 22, 2020, 06:39:57 PM
I tried to replicate Konza's goal at break today at work. My one leg slipped and think I have torn a muscle so not only am I in agony I  couldn't even do my planned celebration. The trials and tribulations of being a villa fan who is nearly 60. I fuckin love it.

Iíve told you before Clash not to kick cabbages around the school canteen.
Still, your celebratory claret & blue dyed perm does make you the most fetching dinner lady on the block.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Clampy on January 22, 2020, 06:57:21 PM
Working in Dublin and watched it with the Leinster Lions at Buskers where the roof went off on the 95th minute. Great spirit second half. It's all about results where we are at the moment, we shouldn't forget that.
Buskers is that in Temple Bar? Was in Dublin on Sunday and wanted to take my blue nose mrs in there.

Yes - on Fleet St. There is a dedicated area downstairs when Villa play.

I was in there for the Norwich away game. Phil who runs Leinster Lions is a jolly nice chap. Hoping to go back over at some point towards the end of the season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: JJ-AV on January 22, 2020, 07:03:41 PM
Absolutely bloomin' wonderful last night. Up the Villa.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 07:04:19 PM
Watched highlights again, no way can you say for certain that's deliberate handball. The rules may have changed so it doesn't have to be deliberate to be a foul, but it still has to be deliberate to be a booking. His hand is by his side. Would have been a nonsense decision.

I'm surprised the twat didn't send him off.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: clash city rocker on January 22, 2020, 07:10:45 PM
I tried to replicate Konza's goal at break today at work. My one leg slipped and think I have torn a muscle so not only am I in agony I  couldn't even do my planned celebration. The trials and tribulations of being a villa fan who is nearly 60. I fuckin love it.

Iíve told you before Clash not to kick cabbages around the school canteen.
Still, your celebratory claret & blue dyed perm does make you the most fetching dinner lady on the block.

I'll have you know purpletrousers that I may have lost half a yard of pace but any ball into the box always finds my head and  lands in the back of the net.Quality.  Dont understand why Dean Smith has never asked me to help out.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: colin69 on January 22, 2020, 07:13:46 PM
Thought we played well last night without too much of a cutting edge. Every player gave their all and hopefully now we have a new striker we can kick on. Watford really were dismal though and their time wasting was almost as bad as QPR under Steve McClaren.
Great way to end a game and about time things went our way.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 22, 2020, 07:18:15 PM
I'm another that doesn't mind Deeney and for all the reasons previously stated.  Wholehearted player.  A pity though that he didn't do what Luiz did as a goal celebration and jump into the Holte, they'd have torn him to shreds.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Davkaus on January 22, 2020, 07:33:27 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace hi

It'll take more than having a chat with some kids to make up for repeatedly kicking someone in the head while they were on the floor.

The guy's a scumbag, and it has little to do with his small heath association.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 07:46:15 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace hi

It'll take more than having a chat with some kids to make up for repeatedly kicking someone in the head while they were on the floor.

The guy's a scumbag, and it has little to do with his small heath association.

Sigh, that old chestnut. Donít you believe people can pay their debts and change?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 22, 2020, 07:46:47 PM
I think Deeney likes playing the panto villain - especially so against us. He took time out to speak to all the villa kids during his warm up. As genuine a Brummie fella as you would wish to meet. If it was not for his link with that lot we would all actually embrace hi[/quote
It'll take more than having a chat with some kids to make up for repeatedly kicking someone in the head while they were on the floor

The guy's a scumbag, and it has little to do with his small heath association.




Who was that ?
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: ExclDawg on January 22, 2020, 08:00:44 PM
I tried to replicate Konza's goal at break today at work. My one leg slipped and think I have torn a muscle so not only am I in agony I  couldn't even do my planned celebration. The trials and tribulations of being a villa fan who is nearly 60. I fuckin love it.

Iíve told you before Clash not to kick cabbages around the school canteen.
Still, your celebratory claret & blue dyed perm does make you the most fetching dinner lady on the block.

I'll have you know purpletrousers that I may have lost half a yard of pace but any ball into the box always finds my head and  lands in the back of the net.Quality.  Dont understand why Dean Smith has never asked me to help out.

Maybe it's because you're a keeper? ;)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: PaulTheVillan on January 22, 2020, 08:28:45 PM
Deeney can 0121 do one.

Thought the tempo was much better when we went to 1-1

Smith needs to sort out his best centre midfield pair.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Somniloquism on January 22, 2020, 08:49:48 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)

That's a great photo which fully captures the moment of complete joy and utter despair. It doesn't even meed a ball or a clock to tell you what's happened.

Still smiling too.

I love the 4 villa players running in various directions and Watford frozen & broken. Poor chaps.
;)

Everyone bar Mings was running to celebrate with the ďscorerĒ Konsa. Mints knew he had scored so was running to the fans to get the adulations. However I would argue that must be one of the best photos taken at a villa match since Weir was in his prime. *

* although Terry had to do that type of thing with film and older lenses of course as it is too easy now. 
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Jon Crofts on January 22, 2020, 08:59:32 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)


That's a great photo which fully captures the moment of complete joy and utter despair. It doesn't even meed a ball or a clock to tell you what's happened.

Still smiling too.

I love the 4 villa players running in various directions and Watford frozen & broken. Poor chaps.
;)

Everyone bar Mings was running to celebrate with the ďscorerĒ Konsa. Mints knew he had scored so was running to the fans to get the adulations. However I would argue that must be one of the best photos taken at a villa match since Weir was in his prime. *

* although Terry had to do that type of thing with film and older lenses of course as it is too easy now. 

I love the fact that centre frame thereís a fella in The North Stand in a high viz jacket enjoying the moment!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 22, 2020, 09:07:50 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)


That's a great photo which fully captures the moment of complete joy and utter despair. It doesn't even meed a ball or a clock to tell you what's happened.

Still smiling too.

I love the 4 villa players running in various directions and Watford frozen & broken. Poor chaps.
;)

Everyone bar Mings was running to celebrate with the ďscorerĒ Konsa. Mints knew he had scored so was running to the fans to get the adulations. However I would argue that must be one of the best photos taken at a villa match since Weir was in his prime. *

* although Terry had to do that type of thing with film and older lenses of course as it is too easy now. 

I love the fact that centre frame thereís a fella in The North Stand in a high viz jacket enjoying the moment!
Safely, I hope
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dave shelley on January 22, 2020, 09:11:32 PM
Look at Reina on his knees facing the North Stand and he's only been here two minutes.  There's an inescapable team spirit running throughout the club at the moment. Long may it continue.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on January 22, 2020, 09:14:01 PM
There was collective belief last night that we'd get something out of the game. It seemed like other than the usual Witton Lane evacuation and one bloke by us, hardly anyone had left before the end.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 22, 2020, 09:46:47 PM
That is a brilliant photo for about half a dozen different reasons.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bad English on January 22, 2020, 09:57:42 PM
Why people get wound up about what is said on match threads I do not know. It's just a wonderfully over the top stream of consciousness, not a vive voce at Oxford.

I look forward to everyone wetting their pants or gloating furiously in outrageous ficklehood during the next one.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Rudy65 on January 22, 2020, 09:58:02 PM
Look at Reina on his knees facing the North Stand and he's only been here two minutes.  There's an inescapable team spirit running throughout the club at the moment. Long may it continue.

Agreed, although he was probably pleased with his free kick!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Bad English on January 22, 2020, 10:06:58 PM
That is a brilliant photo for about half a dozen different reasons. Fuck! Now the lights and the nets are wonky. Grr!

More like a dozen! I would have been tempted to level the pitch like this but I'm the Ali of OCD.

(https://i.ibb.co/Js78DJm/IMG-20200122-230318.jpg)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EO43Lc3X0AAmYLn?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: mr underhill on January 23, 2020, 09:07:53 AM
Deeney makes a Lord Of The Rings Orc look like Brad Pitt
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ads on January 23, 2020, 09:12:09 AM
Nice literary connection.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Ditton33 on January 23, 2020, 09:59:48 AM
Don't want to get too carried away, but that goal could change our season.
I really do hope so!
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 23, 2020, 10:21:54 AM
Look at Reina on his knees facing the North Stand and he's only been here two minutes.  There's an inescapable team spirit running throughout the club at the moment. Long may it continue.


It is great when loan players really immerse themselves in the club. Reina, Mings, Tammy, Snodgrass, Milner...

.....Alan McLoughlin, Jermaine Jenas
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on January 23, 2020, 11:21:28 AM
Thought one of the biggest pluses from the match was the superb performance of Marvelous, if he can now find his early season form, it'll almost be like signing a new player for us.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: oldtimernow on January 23, 2020, 11:24:41 AM
How can a multi-millionaire not afford a toothbrush? He's so Small Heath.

You can take the boy out of Small Heath but you can't take the Small Heath out of the man
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: RamboandBruno on January 23, 2020, 06:45:01 PM
A week or so ago we get humiliated by Man City, that could have crushed us and sent us on a spiral. Thereís a long way to go, but the fact that we can come back from that, get a credible point at one of our relegation rivals and beat another without a bloody centre forward, says everything about the team spirit amongst this group. The quality may not always be there, the confidence will not always be there, itís still a long way to go to stay up, but I believe this lot are well up the scrap, letís get behind them for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on January 23, 2020, 07:29:01 PM
A week or so ago we get humiliated by Man City, that could have crushed us and sent us on a spiral. Thereís a long way to go, but the fact that we can come back from that, get a credible point at one of our relegation rivals and beat another without a bloody centre forward, says everything about the team spirit amongst this group. The quality may not always be there, the confidence will not always be there, itís still a long way to go to stay up, but I believe this lot are well up the scrap, letís get behind them for the rest of the season.
That's a far too reasonable suggestion ......it will never catch on :) certainly not amongst old gits like me who come on here for a moan and to get away from day time TV ;)
Good idea though ...UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Legion on January 23, 2020, 07:29:56 PM
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: Damo70 on January 23, 2020, 07:50:18 PM
A week or so ago we get humiliated by Man City, that could have crushed us and sent us on a spiral. Thereís a long way to go, but the fact that we can come back from that, get a credible point at one of our relegation rivals and beat another without a bloody centre forward, says everything about the team spirit amongst this group. The quality may not always be there, the confidence will not always be there, itís still a long way to go to stay up, but I believe this lot are well up the scrap, letís get behind them for the rest of the season.


Yes, I have found the Villa players in the last two or three years to be very likeable and decent.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: RamboandBruno on January 23, 2020, 08:08:59 PM
A week or so ago we get humiliated by Man City, that could have crushed us and sent us on a spiral. Thereís a long way to go, but the fact that we can come back from that, get a credible point at one of our relegation rivals and beat another without a bloody centre forward, says everything about the team spirit amongst this group. The quality may not always be there, the confidence will not always be there, itís still a long way to go to stay up, but I believe this lot are well up the scrap, letís get behind them for the rest of the season.
That's a far too reasonable suggestion ......it will never catch on :) certainly not amongst old gits like me who come on here for a moan and to get away from day time TV ;)
Good idea though ...UTV

That post actually used up all my daily goodwill, back to normal Middle Aged grumpiness now 😂 UTV
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: robbo1874 on January 24, 2020, 02:44:47 AM
A week or so ago we get humiliated by Man City, that could have crushed us and sent us on a spiral. Thereís a long way to go, but the fact that we can come back from that, get a credible point at one of our relegation rivals and beat another without a bloody centre forward, says everything about the team spirit amongst this group. The quality may not always be there, the confidence will not always be there, itís still a long way to go to stay up, but I believe this lot are well up the scrap, letís get behind them for the rest of the season.
in fairness, itís been there for a lot of the time Iíve watched us this season. We just seem to lose our way at times. City at home and Watford away being prime examples. It did look for a time that Deano had lost the dressing room, but the players seemingly have answered that question now. I love Villa, you canít expect the players to really get it the same way as we do, though some of them do seem to- Jack, Chester, McGinn and Mings, of note. Most of us can take a beating or two now and then, we just want to feel that the players have given everything.
Title: Re: Aston Villa v Watford Post Match Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on January 29, 2020, 07:42:27 PM
Fantastic end to the game and fitting that the only sie wanting to play football won it.

So many improved performances from so many players, though we weren't in top form.

Didn't even know it was Tyrone's goal until I got home.