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Author Topic: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing  (Read 9746 times)

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #255 on: January 13, 2020, 08:56:41 PM »
How was it not a back 5? We had three centre halves and two full backs, neither of which gets picked for their attacking prowess.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #256 on: January 13, 2020, 09:03:57 PM »
How was it not a back 5? We had three centre halves and two full backs, neither of which gets picked for their attacking prowess.

It was a back 3 with Drinkwater intended to float in front of them, Taylor and Elmohamady were deployed as wingbacks and that is why Hause got caught out playing left back for one of the goals. Taylor was nowhere to be seen and the defensive line was a back 3.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #257 on: January 13, 2020, 09:14:46 PM »
How was it not a back 5? We had three centre halves and two full backs, neither of which gets picked for their attacking prowess.

It was a back 3 with Drinkwater intended to float in front of them, Taylor and Elmohamady were deployed as wingbacks and that is why Hause got caught out playing left back for one of the goals. Taylor was nowhere to be seen and the defensive line was a back 3.

Ah yes, their decisive sixth.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #258 on: January 14, 2020, 02:37:32 PM »
To be fair Taylor was nowhere near left back for their first either, but that was down to him deciding to make a half arsed attempt to close their defence down in their half and then jog back into position as Mahrez ran into the empty field left in front of him.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #259 on: January 14, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »
To be fair Taylor was nowhere near left back for their first either, but that was down to him deciding to make a half arsed attempt to close their defence down in their half and then jog back into position as Mahrez ran into the empty field left in front of him.

He plays like he has zero self belief. There were 2, possibly 3, points in that run where Mahrez was momentarily checked. The sort of check where at this level he should have had to have at least a fleeting worry that a pursuer might toe it off him. But nothing. Taylor jogged back, all the time leaving a consistent respectful gap between himself and Mahrez.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #260 on: January 14, 2020, 03:34:41 PM »
I thought Taylor was a fan who had cashed in his Pride Points to have a kick about on the pitch with the players...to be fair he wasn't the only one.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #261 on: January 14, 2020, 04:34:53 PM »
How was it not a back 5? We had three centre halves and two full backs, neither of which gets picked for their attacking prowess.

It was a back 3 with Drinkwater intended to float in front of them, Taylor and Elmohamady were deployed as wingbacks and that is why Hause got caught out playing left back for one of the goals. Taylor was nowhere to be seen and the defensive line was a back 3.

Taylor and Elmo are wing backs in the same way as Iím a young buff bloke that should be on Love Island tonight

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #262 on: January 14, 2020, 09:25:32 PM »
Man City also set up to drag the wide centre back even further wide or to push the wingback further back exploiting the space - it caused us all sorts of problems in positioning.

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Re: Aston Villa Silhouettes vs Manchester City Post-Match Thrashing
« Reply #263 on: January 14, 2020, 09:26:08 PM »
How was it not a back 5? We had three centre halves and two full backs, neither of which gets picked for their attacking prowess.

It was a back 3 with Drinkwater intended to float in front of them, Taylor and Elmohamady were deployed as wingbacks and that is why Hause got caught out playing left back for one of the goals. Taylor was nowhere to be seen and the defensive line was a back 3.

Taylor and Elmo are wing backs in the same way as Iím a young buff bloke that should be on Love Island tonight

Hence the entire point of my original post. The defensive tactics were a fucking shambles.