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Offline dorsetvillian

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #90 on: January 18, 2020, 08:18:29 AM »
For once an easy, close away game. Meeting other Bournemouth Lions at Fareham for train to Brighton. Just hope the players can show the fight, desire and passion needed in such a game.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #91 on: January 18, 2020, 08:25:33 AM »
We can win, I'd be happy with a point and hope we avoid defeat in any event.


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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #92 on: January 18, 2020, 08:34:01 AM »
We proved at Burnley the new formation works.
We proved at Leicester it works without a striker.

Itís all about focus and determination from the players now.

Online Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #93 on: January 18, 2020, 09:01:31 AM »
If we can approach the game as we did vs leicester without a striker, cut out the silly mistakes and hope for a bucket load of luck, then who knows what may happen.
I'd certainly be happy with at least a point, whilst hoping that we can start Tuesday night with a recognised striker and focal point.
Smith said the man city game won't define our season (it will if it comes down to goal difference), but this game and the next 2 will. Get it right and we've got a chance. Get it wrong and I feel Smith and the decision makers above him will know about it.
Come on the Villa!

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #94 on: January 18, 2020, 09:06:55 AM »
Itís simple. Just roll El Ghazi in glue and hit him with the ball. The hard bit is finding a midfielder whoíll pass it well enough.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #95 on: January 18, 2020, 09:24:19 AM »
In the absence of an obvious striker option, perhaps Vassilev or Archer should be given a go. Not just 15 minutes at the end, either.
Other clubs have done similar and it sometimes worked out.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #96 on: January 18, 2020, 09:30:54 AM »
Brighton have never won a Premier League game in January. There I’ve jinxed it now.

They've not beaten us in 40 years.

Double jinxed, so its cancelled out.


39 years and 1 month, to be exact.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #97 on: January 18, 2020, 09:51:37 AM »
In the absence of an obvious striker option, perhaps Vassilev or Archer should be given a go. Not just 15 minutes at the end, either.
Other clubs have done similar and it sometimes worked out.


I agree. One of them should have been played at Fulham - we knew Kodjia was on his way so that really was a no lose opportunity to give them a real go.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #98 on: January 18, 2020, 09:56:06 AM »
We proved at Burnley the new formation works.
We proved at Leicester it works without a striker.

Itís all about focus and determination from the players now.

I'm not sure you can say one win "proves" that a formation works, when we lost the next league game six-one with the same set up.

I remember us winning at Liverpool and everyone saying our new formation was going to see us shoot up the table. We lost the next three eight-nil, four-nil and three-nil.

I'm not saying it won't work, but there is certainly no conclusive proof that it has worked yet.

Online Rudy65

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #99 on: January 18, 2020, 10:00:12 AM »
In the absence of an obvious striker option, perhaps Vassilev or Archer should be given a go. Not just 15 minutes at the end, either.
Other clubs have done similar and it sometimes worked out.

Agree with this. Better than El Ghazi in that position. Give them a go

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #100 on: January 18, 2020, 10:02:37 AM »
We proved at Burnley the new formation works.
We proved at Leicester it works without a striker.

Itís all about focus and determination from the players now.

I'm not sure you can say one win "proves" that a formation works, when we lost the next league game six-one with the same set up.

I remember us winning at Liverpool and everyone saying our new formation was going to see us shoot up the table. We lost the next three eight-nil, four-nil and three-nil.

I'm not saying it won't work, but there is certainly no conclusive proof that it has worked yet.

Well it was better than the 6 games before

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #101 on: January 18, 2020, 10:03:16 AM »
Disagree. Throwing someone in when they're not ready is just going to fuck with their confidence. In any case, El Ghazi was about the only player to emerge from last week with any credit.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #102 on: January 18, 2020, 10:08:18 AM »
I dreamt we won 3-0. Iíd be bloody ecstatic if that came true. Hopefully there will be a huge reaction to that Citeh disgrace.

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #103 on: January 18, 2020, 10:09:29 AM »
I think it needs to be either El Ghazi or Tresequet and Vassilev. We need some kind of outlet up the other end of the pitch.

Offline richrunner

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Re: Brighton vs Aston Villa pre match thread - Jan 18th - 3pm
« Reply #104 on: January 18, 2020, 10:11:44 AM »
Anything that doesnt increase the gap between 17th & ourselves will do here.