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Author Topic: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?  (Read 285873 times)

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4875 on: June 04, 2020, 09:31:50 AM »
i agree, this season has been about not lose games although we have managed to lose a few of them.
We looked all over the place at the end of the Leicester game. we need a win and draw out of the next 2 games. 

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4876 on: June 04, 2020, 09:45:30 AM »
And given the rest of our fixtures, getting 5 wins from the remaining 9 if we lose the Sheffield United game seems like a bridge too far.

I think we'll beat NEC Nijmegen, but the Vittesse game....

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4877 on: June 04, 2020, 11:47:08 AM »
We don't "need" to beat Sheffield United. Even if we lose we will be two points off seventeenth with nine games remaining, plenty of points to play for.

I'd take a draw in that game right now, would be a solid start and something to build on.
Beating SheffU would not only give evryone at the club a massive confidnece injection, it would also move us out of the bottom 3 when all games-played are equal.
So whilst it's not a "need", technically, it's a "need" motivationally.

No, it isn't. We could lose nine-nil and still stay up. It isn't a "need" in any way.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4878 on: June 04, 2020, 11:51:35 AM »
Have we beaten Sheff Utd. with Wilder in charge?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4879 on: June 04, 2020, 11:52:16 AM »
We don't "need" to beat Sheffield United. Even if we lose we will be two points off seventeenth with nine games remaining, plenty of points to play for.

I'd take a draw in that game right now, would be a solid start and something to build on.
Beating SheffU would not only give evryone at the club a massive confidnece injection, it would also move us out of the bottom 3 when all games-played are equal.
So whilst it's not a "need", technically, it's a "need" motivationally.

No, it isn't. We could lose nine-nil and still stay up. It isn't a "need" in any way.
Logically you're right; psychologically it ain't that binary. If we lose 9-0 (or even 2-0) I think psychologically we will not recover from it and be likely to continue to lose.
I say that from the evidence of the first 28 games, where we have looked psychologically frail.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4880 on: June 04, 2020, 12:19:43 PM »
Interesting, and something I hadn't thought of because I never buy one, but I was told today that Villa will be producing a programme (matchday magazine) for the Sheffield United game and the other remaining "home" games.

God knows how many they intend to print. Possible collectors' items of the future?

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4881 on: June 04, 2020, 12:20:32 PM »
You always want to start a new season with a win. It would be a big boost to start this new 'mini season' with a win. It was a shame that after such a good performance in the cup final we were so abject against Leicester.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4882 on: June 04, 2020, 12:24:37 PM »
Have we beaten Sheff Utd. with Wilder in charge?

Yes.  Snodgrass last minute 1-0 away.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4883 on: June 04, 2020, 12:34:02 PM »
People are being dismissive of Sheffield United. Nobody would be saying we "need" to beat Arsenal or Tottenham if they were first game, but Sheffield United are better than either of them this season. A draw would be a solid (re)start.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4884 on: June 04, 2020, 12:37:53 PM »
We don't "need" to beat Sheffield United. Even if we lose we will be two points off seventeenth with nine games remaining, plenty of points to play for.

I'd take a draw in that game right now, would be a solid start and something to build on.
Beating SheffU would not only give evryone at the club a massive confidnece injection, it would also move us out of the bottom 3 when all games-played are equal.
So whilst it's not a "need", technically, it's a "need" motivationally.

No, it isn't. We could lose nine-nil and still stay up. It isn't a "need" in any way.

You're right in that we could have 5 Watford v Liverpool games, but realistically we won't will we.

Given the number of points we need to stay up, Sheffield United is as close to a must win as it gets without actually being one.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4885 on: June 04, 2020, 12:39:55 PM »
Especially as when the first two games are played everyone will have played an equal number so if the season needs to be abandoned for any reason...

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4887 on: June 04, 2020, 01:17:04 PM »
Been keeping an eye on Werder Bremen, partly because they’re in a similar situation to us - 2nd from bottom when the season restarted.

I watched their first game back - they lost 4-1 at home and looked truly dreadful, relegation certainties. They then took 7 points from the next 3 games.

So, a win against Blades would be huge but a defeat wouldn’t spell certain relegation either.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4888 on: June 04, 2020, 02:40:07 PM »
Have we beaten Sheff Utd. with Wilder in charge?

Yes.  Snodgrass last minute 1-0 away.

And if we are honest, we robbed them in that game.

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Re: How much will Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact Aston Villa's season?
« Reply #4889 on: June 04, 2020, 03:08:33 PM »
Have we beaten Sheff Utd. with Wilder in charge?

Yes.  Snodgrass last minute 1-0 away.

And if we are honest, we robbed them in that game.

I’m fine with that. Anyone got a problem with us robbing our next 11 opponents?

 


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