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Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #30 on: September 01, 2019, 10:46:48 AM »
Yes, 4 or certainly 5 points would have been a solid start. As it is we have 3, although it really should have been 4 after yesterday even if we didn't deserve it. If we go all season a point or two short of target for each set of games we're going to be running it close.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #31 on: September 01, 2019, 10:57:43 AM »
I think we need to run at a point a game all season so until we get a win behind that Iím not concerned. Home form will be key of course, and the Bournemouth freak has hurt us, after a Arsenal away hopefully we should be 6 for 6. Any points picked up away will be bonus... yesterday should have been one.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #32 on: September 01, 2019, 11:04:24 AM »
Yes, 4 or certainly 5 points would have been a solid start. As it is we have 3, although it really should have been 4 after yesterday even if we didn't deserve it. If we go all season a point or two short of target for each set of games we're going to be running it close.

Yep. If weíre a point or two off a run rate of one per game we can easily make that up with a good run. Given the rebuild over the summer weíre likely to get better as the season develops as long as we donít get into a losing mentality.

Good leadership and squad togetherness are key and I have a lot of faith in both those aspects.

Yesterday might have been a blessing in disguise. Getting robbed by the ref is better mentally than losing fairly after a poor performance and brain fart from trezeguet.   

Offline richtheholtender

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2019, 11:12:00 AM »
I donít think the situation would be looking as bad if Newcastle hadnít of beaten spurs and palace hadnít of beaten united. Trezeguet concerns me. Jota Abs El Ghazi have had some sort of impact on games where as he seems to just be taking every opportunity to go to the floor. He just doesnít look the threat I thought he would. I still donít see the value in signing Konsa instead of say Maupay was. As somebody else put, we look a striker to light and a centre half to heavy. I also think that after spending £130 million on 12 new players, to fall short of getting another striker/winger for say £15-£20 million doesnít make sense. If the money was an issue, why not use the loan market like Bournemouth did for Wilson?

Offline Fred Crump

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #34 on: September 01, 2019, 11:12:43 AM »
We have a capable squad I would like DS to make changes early when players are not performing.
This for me. He doesnít react when weíre under the cosh and he should have subbed Tres at half time yesterday as he was booked and playing crap

Make of this what you will.
The goal conceded away  against Palace was in the 73rd minute
The 1st goal conceded away this season was v Spurs also in the 73rd minute.

The Premier league season so far :
Between minutes 31st to 70th minute there has been no goal scored or conceded by Villa.
It's a small sample of data as only 4 matches but interesting nonetheless.

Villa have scored 50% of goals in first 30 minutes of matches and 50% from 70th minute to 90th of matches .

Scored:
Spurs 9'
Bournemouth 71'
Everton 21' 90'

Villa have conceded 36% of goals in first 30 minutes and conceded 64% of goals from 70th to 90th minute.

Goals conceded minutes
Bournemouth 1' 12'
Palace 73'
Spurs 73' 86' 90'

Similar pattern In league cup tend to have goals be it for or against in first half hour of a match or in final 20 minutes.
 
Aston Villa scored v Crewe
4 ' 24'  45' 69' 76' minutes), Grealish (87' minutes)
And conceded '84

I would make the following of that:

We support a team of 11 blokes who play on a bit of grass in Birmingham and we try to kick a ball into a net more times in about an hour and a half than another team of 11 blokes who are trying to kick the same ball into another net more times than us.
But then statistical analysis never was my strong point.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #35 on: September 01, 2019, 11:16:52 AM »
I was going off trezeguet before yesterday. I donít think heís done enough justify a starting place. Lot of swagger without backing it up has had all our best chances this season and not taken them, Bolasie style.

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #36 on: September 01, 2019, 11:20:38 AM »
Yeah, i only skimmed through it but it's a bit early in the season for all that bollocks.

Offline AllanW

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #37 on: September 01, 2019, 11:24:37 AM »
No. Not worried.

The squad and coaching staff are capable of ensuring the club stays up.

UTV

Offline Fred Crump

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2019, 11:36:45 AM »
Iím not worried on the basis of results so far. I was worried before the season started and will continue to be until the end of the season because despite having a fantastic manager, owners and set up generally, we came up as the 3rd best team (by quite a long way) and you canít transform anything overnight.
Also letís not kid ourselves, for all the hyperbolic Sky and BBC ĎPremier Leagueí crap nearly all the teams in this league are bloody good and some may as well be off a different planet. So I donít buy this ĎPalace and Bournemouth are nothing special, we should be hammering the likes of themí stuff.
Itís going to be a battle in every game and as far as I can see , we have battled in every one so far. When we stop doing that, I will really start to get concerned.
In the meantime UTV !!

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #39 on: September 01, 2019, 11:38:19 AM »
I will start to worry if we lose to West Ham.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #40 on: September 01, 2019, 11:59:10 AM »
I've been worried since we got whacked at Newcastle in 2010 and I'm hardly about to stop now.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #41 on: September 01, 2019, 12:21:26 PM »
No, not worried at all.

It's a long season and they'll be a lot of ups and downs.

We'll be OK.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #42 on: September 01, 2019, 12:30:28 PM »
I was going off trezeguet before yesterday. I donít think heís done enough justify a starting place. Lot of swagger without backing it up has had all our best chances this season and not taken them, Bolasie style.

Not worried at the moment, but agree with this. The one player I have a real concern about at the moment. This theratrical chucking himself on the floor every time he's barely touched really boils my piss. He's done it several times, correctly been laughed at by officials, and then leaves us open to a counter attack.

Actually thought he was unlucky with his first yellow where the Palace lad made a complete meal of very little contact. The second was just ridiculous, especially as our friend couldn't wait to get the red card out.

Hopefully his form, involvement and attitude will improve a lot, because we really need it to.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #43 on: September 01, 2019, 12:41:11 PM »
I know what you mean.

However, i think this team was always going to need 5/6 games to properly gel, and I still think that is the case.

Having said that, seeing us in the relegation places, even after only a few games, does make me uncomfortable.

I've seen enough so far to be positive about, we just need to start losing fewer games, and try not to panic in the meantime.

Offline Tom_Mc9?

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #44 on: September 01, 2019, 12:44:12 PM »
Yes. We’re not going to score enough goals, and we’re way too lightweight in midfield.

I'm not in panic mode but this has definitely crossed my mind more than once.

 


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