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Offline Vill I An

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #180 on: December 15, 2019, 12:55:10 AM »
Think Jota will start on Tuesday. He's supposed to have been in training for weeks but can't even make the bench now.

Would play a strong team but we certainly can't risk Jack given he's on 4 yellows. We need him for Southampton.

Jota needs match time has to get some minutes.
On Grealish 4 yellow cards only count in the Premier league . The cup is separate.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #181 on: December 15, 2019, 01:12:12 AM »
1st half was pretty awful from both sides.

2nd we conceded 2 shit goals and didn't look like scoring our own.

Wes did better than he has but was all alone.

Nobody gets much credit from today.

The next four matches are huge.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #182 on: December 15, 2019, 01:20:26 AM »
They look like they need a holiday, and unfortunately for them they ain't getting one for a long time.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #183 on: December 15, 2019, 01:49:46 AM »
I watched most of the replays and for me Peter With is correct our players do not run as hard tackle as hard and want the ball as much. The times we give the ball away when under no pressure is alarming. McGinn looks like a different player to the one at the start of the season if he is being played out of position then fix it Dean we need him above all to get back on track.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #184 on: December 15, 2019, 03:01:34 AM »
The only positive for me is that D.S. has realised we will have to grind some results out. Didn't work today, but if we go gung-ho all season, we are fucked.
It is clear now that we will be in the relegation mix until the death. So it goes.






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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #185 on: December 15, 2019, 07:13:33 AM »
If he doesnít make us harder to play against, he will be gone soon. We have become a soft touch.


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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #186 on: December 15, 2019, 08:35:48 AM »
If we lose the next three I can't see anything other than a new manager.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #187 on: December 15, 2019, 08:37:43 AM »
I'm growing tired of this.
Like McGinn, I'm giving it a miss on Tuesday night. Hopefully the rest will do us both good.
I may not even watch it on telly.
Falling out of love with Dean Smith I think
« Last Edit: December 15, 2019, 08:39:26 AM by in exile »

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #188 on: December 15, 2019, 09:06:58 AM »
The next four games will tell the story, pick up eight points we will be okay pick up four we are in big trouble.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #189 on: December 15, 2019, 09:22:19 AM »
I agree that a couple of wins change everything but Iím feeling pessimistic. Aside from the results the last few games have shown worrying signs as we head into these must win fixtures. Tactical issues from smith, players looking ragged, lack of bottle.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #190 on: December 15, 2019, 09:38:45 AM »
The next four games will tell the story, pick up eight points we will be okay pick up four we are in big trouble.
Need some space between us and our upcoming opponents. After how wasteful we've been this season, losing or drawing from winning positions, we need NINE points from the next 3 league matches. Any other outcome and he needs his marching orders.
I'd feel a bit more patient with him if you could see organisation, effort and a little improvement over the course of the season so far, but we're not. We're going backwards - And fast!

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #191 on: December 15, 2019, 10:03:09 AM »
Heís not going to stop the rot by merrily carrying on as if it will magically turn around on itís own. I think our record shows we are not good enough to play this open, expansive 4-3-3 formation as better teams are just picking us off.

He needs to evolve and adapt or we need to find someone else. We need to be back to an average of a point a game by the turn of the year as a minimum.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #192 on: December 15, 2019, 10:15:08 AM »
I've stopped watching the other football highlights when we lose, that's not a good sign.
The problem with the next 3 league games is that there is now enormous pressure to get results therefore making the games more difficult. The key from the Leicester game was the response and there wasn't one.
I'm trying to look for positives, particularly where the managers position is concerned but I'm very gloomy at the moment. Football always has the ability to surprise. Here's hoping....

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #193 on: December 15, 2019, 10:28:17 AM »
Went yesterday and was thoroughly deflated by the whole experience.

1. We have some utter bellends as fans.
2. Smith needs to get a grip of his tactical approach, itís quite patently been worked out by most teams and he refuses to change it even when having to chase the game. His biggest difficulty is the two front wide players are absolutely critical in making the system work and El Ghazi and Trezeguet for different reasons are just not good enough to make it work. With Grealish it just limits his effectiveness and he ends up being peripheral.
3. The players yesterday just werenít at it physically or mentally. All the defeats have taken their toll, there was a lack of tracking back, appalling ball retention and willingness to pass and move.

All in all we look like a newly promoted team whoíve run out of ideas and have been worked out.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #194 on: December 15, 2019, 10:53:57 AM »
There were a few instances yesterday when we had possession and there was not a single player running off the ball to make a pass possible. It really was a performance lacking in pretty much everything needed to even have a sniff of a result.

 


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