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Offline maidstonevillain

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #195 on: September 29, 2020, 08:37:17 AM »

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #196 on: September 29, 2020, 08:58:22 AM »

Absolutely agree with this, I'm amazed that any Villa fan would have watched him last night and not be exited by what he brings to the team.

Yep, lunacy.  Before the season started I had a mild concern that he'd be a limited Championship tap in merchant, who if it wasn't being served up on a plate for him, would be of no use. *Cough, Hogan, cough* But I've been very impressed with all his round game. He's quick and strong, and links up well with those around him.  He was an integral part of the build up for the second goal.  He's possibly guilty of trying a bit too hard at the moment, but you can see that the lad's going to be very good once they start flying in for him.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #197 on: September 29, 2020, 09:02:43 AM »
I still think there's a slight hangover from last season's forward-less team for our other players to have a go rather than look for Watkins. That said, he probably should have scored last night.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #198 on: September 29, 2020, 09:05:50 AM »
Our weak link is Targett. Not a scapegoat, a weak link.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #199 on: September 29, 2020, 09:19:19 AM »
Back in the sixties, I saw us draw 1-1 and win 6-3 at Fulham.  The 6-3 win was played in torrential rain and we were stood behind the goal at the cottage end which had no cover at the time, we got absolutely drenched.

Old man reminiscing again.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #200 on: September 29, 2020, 09:34:03 AM »
Our weak link is Targett. Not a scapegoat, a weak link.

I think this is a fair summation. I don't dislike him, and I don't think he offers nothing to the team a la Taylor. But better teams will absolutely... target... the tendency that he has to be pulled in too close towards the centre backs when the ball is on the other side and spring an overload on a switch of play. I'm concerned that we'll see Salah running in behind him a LOT v Liverpool. Along with switches back over to Trent, where he'll have a good 10 yards free to deliver killer crosses.

I'd like to think Dean + staff will be aware of this and we'll see some strategy to mitigate it - maybe swapping Jack and Trez over to give Targett some extra workrate/defensive cover on that side.


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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #201 on: September 29, 2020, 09:38:50 AM »
Yes, I'm not getting carried away at all. But every point we accumulate early on is one we don't have to make up later in the season. I'm pleased with the signs that this season we won't have to deal with the anxiety of potential relegation quite so relentlessly.
Agree. We have improved as a team and showed that in outclassing a very good championship promoted team. This is the required level of progress.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #202 on: September 29, 2020, 09:40:25 AM »
He was definitely the weak link, and Fulham had most of their attacks down our left flank. He was marginally better second half, but I fear for him up against Liverpool next week.

He doesn't get much cover in front of him and is left exposed too often.

If he had Trez in front of him he'd look way better, but he doesn't.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #203 on: September 29, 2020, 09:41:21 AM »
If you want to change a defence that keeps getting clean sheets so you can shoehorn in a right back at left back, then I'm glad you're not the manager.
Defence was superb and amongst other things dealt with almost 40 crosses into the box. We have to do more work on stopping that. Of course Sunday evening will provide a much tougher test but... keep going I say.

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #204 on: September 29, 2020, 09:41:55 AM »
Our weak link is Targett. Not a scapegoat, a weak link.

Agree, teams are 'targeting' our left hand side. Its his decision making that worrys me, seems to lunge in needlessly or late.
Sessegnon is rumoured to be available on loan, something that i would be all over

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #205 on: September 29, 2020, 09:47:14 AM »
I think we need to calm down a bit. At the end of September last year we had 5 points - so we are only one point better off!  :)

Next 2 games we face teams teams in the top 4. But is nice to be one of the other 2.

Early days.

Hang on... we'd played SEVEN games by the end of September last year! We're one better off and we've only played two!

Somebody was bound to take the bait!

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #206 on: September 29, 2020, 09:59:35 AM »
According to Sky sports News - Fulham lost last night, I think West ham beat them from the high lights. but didnt see much of the other team just that they wore claret and blue

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #207 on: September 29, 2020, 10:01:25 AM »
Yes, I'm not getting carried away at all. But every point we accumulate early on is one we don't have to make up later in the season. I'm pleased with the signs that this season we won't have to deal with the anxiety of potential relegation quite so relentlessly.
Agree. We have improved as a team and showed that in outclassing a very good championship promoted team. This is the required level of progress.

Spot on  :)

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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #208 on: September 29, 2020, 10:14:51 AM »
Great result. My main concern is that we always appear to allow so many crosses into the box. But otherwise a solid performance. Keep it up.

Ditto

We seemed quite content to allow crosses to come into the box. Tyrone and Konsa were superb in defending them but we will come up against better forwards than Fulham

Targett in  particularly never seemed rushed in closing down their wingers and was happy to stand off. A strange tactic if that was the plan

Cash was MOTM and was superb throughout. His crossing is as good as Elmo’s and he could be our Alexander Arnold.

The criticism of Watkins is bizarre. I thought he played really well, was a constant threat and just seemed to be trying too hard with his chances. Two goals already in the cup though

UTV


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Re: Fulham 0-3 Aston Villa Post match thread
« Reply #209 on: September 29, 2020, 10:15:40 AM »
I'm pleased with the result and a clean sheet this team will only get better.

 


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