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Author Topic: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread  (Read 9092 times)

Offline jwarry

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #90 on: December 14, 2019, 05:40:49 PM »
The sad thing is I think they were there for the taking. If we approached that game like we did Norwich we would have turned them over. I donít think itís only the players who have lost some confidence, I think Dean has as well

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #91 on: December 14, 2019, 05:41:03 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.

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.

That surely must have been part of the discussion when he was first appointed though and if not absolutely must have been before they gave him a new contract.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #92 on: December 14, 2019, 05:42:08 PM »
The only time selling a player like Jack is the right decision is if it saves the club, as looked a likely scenario last summer.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #93 on: December 14, 2019, 05:42:11 PM »
Around this time last year I posted something along the lines of 'we ought to cash in on Grealish and work out a proper system of play that doesn't require him'. I was obviously talking bollocks then, but I'm starting to think the same thing again.

It's mad, and counter-productive, to be so reliant on one player.

I'd rather keep him and buy players that are closer to his standard. He's also being played out of position by a manager who increasingly looks like he's lost the plot.

Yes, if the owners are as minted as we hear then we don't need to sell him.  What we need are more Grealishes.

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #94 on: December 14, 2019, 05:42:59 PM »
I don't think it's coincidence that we look crap now McGinn looks crap. We badly miss his energy and persistence. While I think we really need a new striker in January, we could probably also do with another dynamic box to box midfielder to give us some fresh impetus too.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #95 on: December 14, 2019, 05:43:53 PM »
Around this time last year I posted something along the lines of 'we ought to cash in on Grealish and work out a proper system of play that doesn't require him'. I was obviously talking bollocks then, but I'm starting to think the same thing again.

It's mad, and counter-productive, to be so reliant on one player.

I'd rather keep him and buy players that are closer to his standard. He's also being played out of position by a manager who increasingly looks like he's lost the plot.

Yes, if the owners are as minted as we hear then we don't need to sell him.  What we need are more Grealishes.

Well there is that, yes.

I had considered that it was possible that I was talking bollocks again!

Offline jwarry

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #96 on: December 14, 2019, 05:44:41 PM »

ďWe didnít manage the ball well enough, and we should do with the players that we have. It was a game of few chances and it was littered with fouls. They deserved to win.Ē

Suspect they had another bollocking

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #97 on: December 14, 2019, 05:47:10 PM »
I'm still 100% behind Smith.  I think he's an intelligent bloke and will turn it round.  But I think he's been a streaky manager at times and it looks like we're on one of our bad streaks.  I'm hopeful we'll put a run together soon.

Signing Wesley over Maupay was fucking stupid, but I suspect that was not Smiths call.


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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #98 on: December 14, 2019, 05:48:29 PM »
To paraphrase  Sir Graham " I'm not being wise after the event " as I thought this during the summer, but our recruitment did worry me, to buy so many players who haven't played in this league, let alone this country was very risky. A couple of shrewd January loanees could easily settle the ship. But apart from Jack, we seem to have no players playing in form or with confidence.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #99 on: December 14, 2019, 05:49:15 PM »
The window might just come at the right time for us.
We desperately need a striker.
Desperately.

Offline SW9-VILLA

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #100 on: December 14, 2019, 05:50:15 PM »
Awful, got exactly what we deserved. First time this season i've been really fucked off with the result and performance. Massive few games coming up now, if we don't step it up then we are in trouble.

Same as this. Wasn't expecting us to walk it but expected a performance.

Offline Pat McMahon

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #101 on: December 14, 2019, 05:51:37 PM »
Once again we concede just after half time. What the fuck are they doing, drinking tequila at the interval?

We need more leaders and fighters in the team. Players that lift us and that the opposition hate playing against. We were a sullen and defeated team in the last 20 minutes against Leicester and it seems like a further lack of bite today.

I wonder if he will play a weakened team against Liverpool ( easy for me to ask as I canít make it) to give the players some rest. My nightmare is a proper team losing to their kids.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #102 on: December 14, 2019, 05:55:28 PM »
I'm normally ultra patient. Along with Chris Smith I was one of the few who didn't call or DOL's head but even I'm starting to doubt.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #103 on: December 14, 2019, 05:55:33 PM »
The new contract to me is immaterial. We donít know what clauses or conditions are in there. He absolutely deserved a better deal than the one he was on. He earned every penny of that increase in his compensation. But as generous as the club were in doing that Dean Smith will be under no illusions that itís a piece of paper. That the moment the club feel he no longer is the manager to protect our PL position heíll be gone. Heíll get paid out under the terms agreed in the deal and we will get someone else in. The next 10 games and transfer window will either see him cement his place as Villa Manager or not.

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Re: Sheffield United v Aston Villa Post Match Thread
« Reply #104 on: December 14, 2019, 05:58:47 PM »
PWS I am not saying it was a bad move appointing Smith.  What I am saying is that increasingly it COULD look like a poor move.  If you can take exception to that you can take exception to anything.  I am not putting forward my staunch 75 years on the Holte as proof of the veracity of my opinions only as justification that I offer views in good faith.

 


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