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Author Topic: Anyone starting to get worried?  (Read 86856 times)

Online TheMalandro

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1260 on: January 19, 2020, 04:14:49 PM »
Bollocks to the other teams.

What worries me is how poor we are. There needs to be a big change.

Offline ez

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1261 on: January 19, 2020, 04:15:27 PM »
No win from the next 2 games doesn't bear thinking about.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1262 on: January 19, 2020, 04:24:14 PM »
If you're relying on others then you're done for.

We need 4 or 5 more wins and a smattering of draws to take us to the extra 18 points needed to be sure. We could be half way there by 17:00 on the 1st February.

If you're going on Tuesday, then play your part. Park the frustrations and let's make a racket.

Offline Villan82

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1263 on: January 19, 2020, 04:46:31 PM »
It just feels like we cannot get catch a break. Other seasons it used to feel like you could rely on their being teams who wouldn't get wins. This season, we needed a year like that and instead find that nobody else really looks done.

It is irritating to say the least.

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1264 on: January 19, 2020, 04:59:15 PM »
I think we have get a win and a draw out of the next 2 just to stay in touch, anything less and we will start to need snookers.
Itís not looking good.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1265 on: January 19, 2020, 05:04:59 PM »
Win on Tuesday and the picture changes. One game at a time!

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1266 on: January 19, 2020, 05:17:13 PM »
We just have to win some games, the Brighton draw was decent,nothing more, nothing worth celebrating, we need to beat some teams.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1267 on: January 19, 2020, 05:20:31 PM »
Positive is away form is slowly improving with easier run of games than we had in first half of the season. We've just won on a ground Leicester lost at and also got 1-1 at Brighton, same as Chelsea did on NYD.

To have a serious chance of staying up Bournemouth is a must win. Then if we can add 4 points from Southampton and Newcastle visits (we are long overdue a win at St James Park) then we might only need 10 points from the home games to stay up.

Offline Clampy

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1268 on: January 19, 2020, 05:20:42 PM »
Win on Tuesday and the picture changes. One game at a time!

Couldn't agree more about one game at a time.

Offline TelfordVilla

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1269 on: January 19, 2020, 05:36:05 PM »
If it carries on at this rate there could be 6 teams facing the drop on the last day of the season. And we are at west ham.

Offline Villafirst

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1270 on: January 19, 2020, 05:41:23 PM »
The loss of McGinn is a huge factor at the moment. Smith needs an enforcer type like Nzonzi in the middle. Drinkwater is nowhere near adequate as a replacement.

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1271 on: January 19, 2020, 05:51:46 PM »
Less worried this morning, more resigned to it.

I'm heading that way. I actually don't think we're as bad as we pretend to be but when you can't get the basics right, you know you're in trouble. I'm struggling to think of a team that play worse football than us. One thing is not having a striker, it's another when you can't see anything constructive behind the non-existent striker. Tactics are as poor as anything over the last 10 years, other than give it to Jack. Second worst defence in the league, one goal less than Norwich. Put that on your CV, John Terry. Most worrying is the lack of fight. Other than Jack, nobody seems to want to take any responsibility. Maybe they think we're too big to go down. We're not.

One thing I grew up with was a Villa team that would give everything and fight until the final whistle. Yesterday second half I saw a glimpse of that mentality. Hopefully we'll see a hell of a lot more of it before the end of the season. Wishful thinking? Probably.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1272 on: January 19, 2020, 06:35:08 PM »
Worried by the fact we are in the bottom three at this stage of the season but heartened by the fact we have time and are in touching distance of Watford, West Ham and Brighton and not too far adrift of Burnley, Southampton and Newcastle.

Offline villa `cross the mersey

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1273 on: January 19, 2020, 06:49:50 PM »
Not getting results from any of the top 10 is disappointing and as for the "winnable" games - we aren't winning enough of them
It's still all to play for obviously but I am of the opinion that the lack of a settled well drilled unit will see us stay in the bottom three - the turnover from the end of May into the new season is taking its toll - exacerbated by a lack of direction , injuries, poor tactics and some players not caring enough
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Offline Vill I An

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Re: Anyone starting to get worried?
« Reply #1274 on: January 19, 2020, 06:50:46 PM »
Positive is away form is slowly improving with easier run of games than we had in first half of the season. We've just won on a ground Leicester lost at and also got 1-1 at Brighton, same as Chelsea did on NYD.

To have a serious chance of staying up Bournemouth is a must win. Then if we can add 4 points from Southampton and Newcastle visits (we are long overdue a win at St James Park) then we might only need 10 points from the home games to stay up.

Away fixtures difficulty
Bournemouth
Southampton
West ham
Newcastle
Everton
Leicester
Liverpool
« Last Edit: January 19, 2020, 06:54:37 PM by Vill I An »