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Author Topic: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread  (Read 7193 times)

Online Rudy Can't Fail

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #75 on: February 21, 2020, 04:24:11 PM »
Surprised that Dean waxed lyrical about Southampton's home-form and that we'd be looking to take advantage of that. Isn't that what leads to the cliché opponents riposte post-game of "We pinned-up those quotes in the dressing room which gave us extra motivation to win" ?!

“We’d intended to play poorly but when we saw what Dean Smith had said we decided to try harder”.

By all accounts they lack our current work ethic. Soft, southern shandy drinking, lazy arses. They'll be up for the game, probably see us as 3 easy points. Their strength is catching teams on the counter attack. Ask them to build up anything and they run out of ideas and collapse, which is why their home form is so poor. It's obviously frustrated their fans as it had for us at Villa Park from most of this century.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #76 on: February 21, 2020, 05:19:42 PM »
Spurs never win away.
Saints never win at home.
Enter Aston Villa, available for parties, weddings, funerals, etc etc

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #77 on: February 21, 2020, 06:22:07 PM »
Surprised that Dean waxed lyrical about Southampton's home-form and that we'd be looking to take advantage of that. Isn't that what leads to the cliché opponents riposte post-game of "We pinned-up those quotes in the dressing room which gave us extra motivation to win" ?!

“We’d intended to play poorly but when we saw what Dean Smith had said we decided to try harder”.

Nice exaggeration. Of course players don't intend to play poorly but I can't have imagined post-match interviews in the past when a player/manager says they wanted to ram the words of the opposition down their throats etc. It's marginal gains at this level and finding new ways to motivate players is always welcomed by management. I'm not saying it will make a difference, just that it comes across as a tad naive from your cousin to talk about it the way he did.

I honestly don’t think it makes any material difference. It gets highlighted if a team win and can then point at the opposition manager’s words but it’s never mentioned when the result goes against them therefore making it seem as though it acts as a motivator.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #78 on: February 21, 2020, 06:34:21 PM »
Just fucking win Villa.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #79 on: February 21, 2020, 07:07:43 PM »

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #80 on: February 21, 2020, 07:49:32 PM »
3-0 to saints but only because when I vote a Villa win we lose so I’m hoping for the opposite
the only time I ever call it right is when we lose!

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #81 on: February 21, 2020, 08:00:10 PM »
Just fucking win Villa.

All you've got to do is win. My favourite Bowie song since he died

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #82 on: February 21, 2020, 08:11:19 PM »
Always felt like one of our bogey teams (though there are a bloody lot of them these days!).

Them 2-1 Us.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #83 on: February 21, 2020, 09:41:10 PM »
Got it on with a Southampton supporter from work a few (20- fkn hell!) years back. I always think of her when we play them. Good times

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #84 on: February 22, 2020, 07:31:02 AM »
If Smith starts Drinkwater and we lose, then he deserves the sack.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #85 on: February 22, 2020, 07:38:06 AM »
Latin Lions are at Southampton today, look out for them

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #86 on: February 22, 2020, 08:40:20 AM »
It’s going to be difficult, but we desperately need a win today. I don’t care how just fucking win Villa.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 22, 2020, 08:50:08 AM »
Come on the Villa boys! We only have wet spam to play in the current bottom 6. We have only achieved 1 point against the high fliers. If we are to stay up we have to be collecting points (and preferably 3! ) from each of the mid-table teams like Soton. Let's do these today! UTV!

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #88 on: February 22, 2020, 09:42:01 AM »
Beat these beige fuckers into the ground please.

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Re: Southampton vs Aston Villa Pre-Match Thread
« Reply #89 on: February 22, 2020, 09:53:51 AM »
Come on the Villa boys! We only have wet spam to play in the current bottom 6. We have only achieved 1 point against the high fliers. If we are to stay up we have to be collecting points (and preferably 3! ) from each of the mid-table teams like Soton. Let's do these today! UTV!

That’s a genuinely shocking stat when you consider how many good performances (and leads) we’ve had against those teams.