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Author Topic: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread  (Read 70602 times)

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #795 on: February 23, 2020, 11:34:03 AM »
Nasty one. Clobbered good and proper, blood all down his face, later airlifted to hospital. #thoughtsandprayers
I have done some research and LBC (Lightly Brushed Cheek) is in the same category as ACL in terms of recovery.  So yes #thoughtsandprayers :'(
Am I right in thinking the injury that has ended Son’s season at Spurs happened after 10 minutes but he finished the game? If only he was a fragile as El Ghazi eh? We’d at least be one point better off.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #796 on: February 23, 2020, 11:40:57 AM »
Is there anything in the rules to prevent us from putting out the Ladies team?

They appear to have rather more fight about them.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #797 on: February 23, 2020, 01:05:11 PM »
Oh 👀 seen this on social media. 😉 and its not me before anyone accuses me 😁




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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #798 on: February 23, 2020, 01:06:08 PM »
For something we're supposed to be excited about, it's a shame that I can't help but feel like it's going to be a right embarrassment.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #799 on: February 23, 2020, 01:19:06 PM »
Unless Smith can come up with a tactical masterclass like Ron Atkinson in 1994, we’re not going to compete. Certainly playing 433 or 343 won’t work.

No point in playing Grealish up front as he won’t get the ball. Forget width, pack the midfield and stop them running through the middle where they’re strongest. Free kicks will be the best way for us to get up the pitch.

Other than that, hope City have an off day and we can stay in the game.


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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #800 on: February 23, 2020, 01:32:30 PM »
I expect it will be like our fa cup final against arsenal. We wont turn up, game over after the first goal, villa fans to outsing the opposition fans all through the game.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #801 on: February 23, 2020, 01:40:50 PM »
It's a shame we have been a total shambles since the semi-final.

I am dreading this.  League survival is more important to me.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #802 on: February 23, 2020, 01:44:24 PM »
I had fleeting thoughts after yesterday about getting rid of my ticket. I messaged my son (who’s working in Denmark) to see if he still wanted to go. His reply was ‘hell yeah, I don’t care about the result, just being with you at Wembley following the Villa is enough for me’
What can you say

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #803 on: February 23, 2020, 01:49:43 PM »
I expect it will be like our fa cup final against arsenal. We wont turn up, game over after the first goal, villa fans to outsing the opposition fans all through the game.

Thats how i see it going. If he plays 5 at the back and luiz and nakamba at cm its way too negative.

I wonder if mcginn will be on the bench next week? Boy do we need him back bad.

If i was in  hoosing the side id put nakamba luiz and conor in cm.

The big worry fkr me is what the hell we do with rest of midfield. Aeg wss a disgrace yesterfay. Trez was absolutely shocking terrible.

I have no idea what we do. Id be tempted if davis is back play him in the shoulder. If not  give lansbury or jota a run. They have been frozen out and nit had as maany opportunities as those two have.

Its tough because our squad just looks so poor. I think our summer business in midfield has geneally been absymal sadly. Id rather have got benrama than both of aeg and trez

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #804 on: February 23, 2020, 01:51:33 PM »
It's a shame we have been a total shambles since the semi-final.

I am dreading this.  League survival is more important to me.

I’ve just had a look back and we were a similar shambles before the semi-final. The previous few games - included Southampton (who’d looked terrible til that point), Fulham, & Watford that were all in the range of disappointing to shocking. Only the Burnley game in amongst the run up to the semi final looked anything like we had anything ........then we were left without a single striker.

We’d also already lost heavily to Leicester and didn’t expect anything.

.....but somehow we turned up.

.....so you never know.

KTF

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #805 on: February 23, 2020, 02:55:29 PM »
Ipswich (home), lost 1-0
Leeds (away), lost 2-0
Oldham (home), lost 2-1
Man U (Wembley), won 3-1

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #806 on: February 23, 2020, 02:56:11 PM »
Ipswich (home), lost 1-0.
Leeds (away), lost 2-0
Oldham (home), lost 2-1
Man U (Wembley), won 3-1

I was thinking that just this morning!!

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #807 on: February 23, 2020, 03:31:32 PM »
You OK hun?



Looking at that photo, I can't see A&E recovering in time.

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #808 on: February 23, 2020, 03:36:13 PM »
Unless Smith can come up with a tactical masterclass like Ron Atkinson in 1994, we’re not going to compete. Certainly playing 433 or 343 won’t work.

No point in playing Grealish up front as he won’t get the ball. Forget width, pack the midfield and stop them running through the middle where they’re strongest. Free kicks will be the best way for us to get up the pitch.

Other than that, hope City have an off day and we can stay in the game.

Who is going to be our Graham Fenton this time?

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Re: Aston Villa v Man City League Cup Final Pre Match Thread
« Reply #809 on: February 23, 2020, 03:45:03 PM »
Unless Smith can come up with a tactical masterclass like Ron Atkinson in 1994, we’re not going to compete. Certainly playing 433 or 343 won’t work.

No point in playing Grealish up front as he won’t get the ball. Forget width, pack the midfield and stop them running through the middle where they’re strongest. Free kicks will be the best way for us to get up the pitch.

Other than that, hope City have an off day and we can stay in the game.

I'd go 10-0-0 and get everyone to stand on the line for 120 minutes and take it to penalties.

Man City are rubbish from 12 yards.