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Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #135 on: October 01, 2020, 10:54:18 PM »
Surprised he keeps playing Watkins.  I'd be wrapping him up in cotton wool after every league game.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #136 on: October 01, 2020, 11:11:01 PM »
Besides, there wasn't too many complaints about the line up before the game.
Yes 100% complaints in a poll of 1... mainly me.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #137 on: October 01, 2020, 11:14:42 PM »
I don't recall any penalty shouts but by the second half I wasn't giving it my full attention.

Ollie Watkins certainly got knocked over. I couldn’t really see how bad the challenge was and had there been VAR it might have been given. Not a certainty though

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #138 on: October 01, 2020, 11:15:07 PM »
Surprised he keeps playing Watkins.  I'd be wrapping him up in cotton wool after every league game.

Shows how light up top we are. Smith has very few alternatives. Glaringly obvious that another striker is needed. Will he act before Monday's deadline??

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #139 on: October 01, 2020, 11:15:18 PM »
Besides, there wasn't too many complaints about the line up before the game.
Yes 100% complaints in a poll of 1... mainly me.

Eh?

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #140 on: October 01, 2020, 11:16:56 PM »
Surprised he keeps playing Watkins.  I'd be wrapping him up in cotton wool after every league game.

Shows how light up top we are. Smith has very few alternatives. Glaringly obvious that another striker is needed. Will he act before Monday's deadline??

Agreed. Archer from the U23s, but Smith is no longer interested in him.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #141 on: October 01, 2020, 11:45:30 PM »
Merely speculation, but I assume the reasoning behind playing those players tonight as opposed to a few more kids was that there's a fair chance we'll have to call on the services of one or two of them in the near future, and a lack of reserve team football means that games like tonight are the only opportunity to instill any kind of match readiness in them.

Sounds about right - and that we’re more than likely trying to shift a couple of them so this is an opportunity to get them in the shop window; doesn’t sound like they did themselves any favors on that front either.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #142 on: October 02, 2020, 12:05:59 AM »
The way the league fixtures are shaping up this year for once I'm not going to moan about not trying as hard in the League Cup.

Right selection, just lacking creativity to get through a stubborn defence.

We need to focus on the league before Christmas and then go all out for the FA Cup....

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #143 on: October 02, 2020, 12:15:33 AM »
Besides, there wasn't too many complaints about the line up before the game.
Yes 100% complaints in a poll of 1... mainly me.

I feel very much the same,.mate.

If you pick largely crap or average players, that's the kind of result you're going to get.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #144 on: October 02, 2020, 12:41:06 AM »
Sorry if it's already been posted but Deano's not happy...

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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "First half we were awful even though we had two open goals. We were better in the second half and I thought we could have had two penalties for a couple of shirt pulls. We were excellent at Bristol City and rightly lauded there but we made too many basic errors.

"We still had chances but we didn't take them. It's a set-back, but in terms of our priorities, making 11 changes lets you know where we are at. It's certainly a blip and now we have got a tough game on Sunday. I have had these players long enough to know about them but the players who came in tonight certainly did not do themselves credit."

https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-stoke/report/438843

Dean gives me jokes. He prioritises most of our better quality players for a very tough league game, but if we lose I guarantee in his post-match interview he'll say "Our season is not going to be defined by playing Liverpool." ::)


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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #145 on: October 02, 2020, 01:30:56 AM »
With all due respect those people saying they aren’t bothered by it obviously aren’t interested in Villa doing what they and us are in football for.  To win things like er trophies.  24 Fcukin years. 

I'm fuming we're out of the cup.

Those people not bothered about potential silverware and European football are the worst. 

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #146 on: October 02, 2020, 01:43:32 AM »
Not fussed at all about this, Smith gave all the players a last chance to show they are worth keeping and apart from the keeper and possibly one outfielder they were diabolical. A decent Festival league team would have had less mis-directed passes. Would like one more forward before Sunday please.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #147 on: October 02, 2020, 04:14:14 AM »
Sorry if it's already been posted but Deano's not happy...

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Aston Villa boss Dean Smith: "First half we were awful even though we had two open goals. We were better in the second half and I thought we could have had two penalties for a couple of shirt pulls. We were excellent at Bristol City and rightly lauded there but we made too many basic errors.

"We still had chances but we didn't take them. It's a set-back, but in terms of our priorities, making 11 changes lets you know where we are at. It's certainly a blip and now we have got a tough game on Sunday. I have had these players long enough to know about them but the players who came in tonight certainly did not do themselves credit."

https://www.skysports.com/football/a-villa-vs-stoke/report/438843

Good to hear him sound pissed off for once.  He’s normally so laid back he loses his balance.  How many were his signings?  Not very encouraging for Traore!

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #148 on: October 02, 2020, 05:03:07 AM »
We would have played Spurs at home in the QF.

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Re: Aston Villa 0 v Stoke 1 Post-Match Thread
« Reply #149 on: October 02, 2020, 06:07:37 AM »
The worst thing about going out of the Carabao is that the second string will have no real competitive football for the foreseeable future excluding individual knocks and bit part appearances. I expected them to self motivate and progress for that reason alone.

If we got a long term first team injury, you would not have much confidence in any of those players we saw tonight, least of all AEG and KD (no end product) and CH (ball retention) and don't even get me started on Angela L (stealing a living).

 


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