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Author Topic: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread  (Read 9006 times)

Offline auntiesledd

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #60 on: December 14, 2019, 05:14:42 PM »
I honestly didn't expect to get anything from this fixture, but the performance (if you can call it that) has been woefully inept - once again. Something has to be done to stop this seemingly inevitable slide back to the Championship, but I'm fearful that DS has already taken us s far as he can. I soooooo hope he manages to turn it around in the next couple of games: so lets hope & pray it happens. Continual abject displays are not an option.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #61 on: December 14, 2019, 05:15:04 PM »
Disappointing day.
Did bringing Kodja on make any difference?

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #62 on: December 14, 2019, 05:17:46 PM »
Being a Villa fan is not enough of a qualification to be our manager.  Looks like a bad move.

Looked a terrible move in May didn't it.

You mean before we'd actually played any Premier League games?  But now it's Christmas.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #63 on: December 14, 2019, 05:18:35 PM »
Dean Smith is a great coach and manger but this is his first tilt at the top level

That's virgin on the ridiculous.

There's no room at the inn for sentiment.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #64 on: December 14, 2019, 05:19:42 PM »
Disappointing day.
Did bringing Kodja on make any difference?

No but in mitigation on his performance we hardly had the ball the last 20 mins and they could of easily have doubled the score , the pen miss knock stuffing out of us and in general we were all over the place the last 15 mins 

Offline Nii Lamptey

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2019, 05:21:03 PM »
Being a Villa fan is not enough of a qualification to be our manager.  Looks like a bad move.

Looked a terrible move in May didn't it.

Different level though isn't it. Unless the team has some miraculous turnaround, and SOON, he should be and WILL be on his bike. A lot of pro-Smith fans keep playing the 'We had to spend £130 million to compete in this league' card, but organisation, winning tactics and effort cost nothing, as proven by our opponents today.

Don't get me wrong. Smith is obviously a smashing bloke, and we'll be forever in his debt for getting us back up, but so far he's proved that he is far from a Premier League quality manager and the club need to pull the trigger imo, or we'll be back to square one.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2019, 05:21:30 PM »
10 defeats all season is pretty poor by anyone's standard's, especially compared to the team who just beat us.

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #67 on: December 14, 2019, 05:21:39 PM »
Horror show, particularly in the second half.  We offered little going forward in the first half, but I thought we at least looked reasonably solid.  Fell apart in the second half though and they could have easily had more than two.  We never really looked threatening and couldn’t even take the opportunity of the penalty we were given. 


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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #68 on: December 14, 2019, 05:21:45 PM »
Being a Villa fan is not enough of a qualification to be our manager.  Looks like a bad move.

Looked a terrible move in May didn't it.

You mean before we'd actually played any Premier League games?  But now it's Christmas.

As we were promoted I don't see how there's even a debate about the appointment, if we'd appointed someone else we'd probably still be in the Championship with no Jack and we could be top or we could be midtable and shite.

The debate is whether he's good enough to keep us up and take us forward.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #69 on: December 14, 2019, 05:22:18 PM »
I said on the match thread.  I know talk of sacking Dean is seen as lynching territory but you only have to look at today’s opposition to see what a well drilled, tactically aware manager can get from a promoted team.  And they’ve spent £100m less than us.

Try saying sack Smith and you voted Conservative.

It was the Brexit party actually.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #70 on: December 14, 2019, 05:23:48 PM »
It looked like a gamble when we appointed Smith in May.  It looks increasingly like a gamble we should have realized the magnitude of. 

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #71 on: December 14, 2019, 05:26:09 PM »
It looked like a gamble when we appointed Smith in May.  It looks increasingly like a gamble we should have realized the magnitude of. 

So you'd be happier if we hadn't appointed him and were still in the Championship?

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #72 on: December 14, 2019, 05:26:23 PM »
I am not suggesting he should be getting binned, but he absolutely should be feeling the pressure about now.

To have given him a new deal last week is absolutely nuts. It reminds me of when Lerner reacted to three wins in a row by giving Lambert a new contract (except this time without the three wins in a row, even).

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #73 on: December 14, 2019, 05:28:04 PM »
Player ratings:

Heaton - 5
Guilbert - 4
Engels - 4
Hause - 6
Targett - 4
McGinn - 3
Nakamba - 4
Grealish - 4
Lansbury - 2 (Luiz - 3)
El Ghazi - 4
Wesley - 2

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #74 on: December 14, 2019, 05:28:17 PM »
Because he continues to make the same mistakes and has no idea how to manage a game he is failing.
Worryingly the players played with a lack of belief and of course they are the first to sense when something is wrong.
The body language today was telling.
If we are bottom 3 after Christmas he is toast.

 


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