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Author Topic: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm  (Read 9314 times)

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #105 on: October 22, 2020, 08:19:19 AM »
Itís their fans attitude that somehow after 16 years missing they;re suddenly relevant, most young fans of premier league clubs donít even know who they are. Fuck em

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #106 on: October 22, 2020, 08:45:19 AM »
Itís their fans attitude that somehow after 16 years missing they;re suddenly relevant, most young fans of premier league clubs donít even know who they are. Fuck em

I do think my favourite stat regarding world events that happened in their last generational absence is that the mighty, mighty Norwich managed to get promoted and then relegated again four times.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #107 on: October 22, 2020, 11:27:06 AM »
I'm very grateful to Derby for beating them in the playoff semi-final. I think they had our number that year.
Old man and I talked about taht today. Was helpful derby came to wembley with 0 plan and belief. If only mason mo....

I think we were massively helped by Lampards tactics on the day too...anyway we won!

Would the Leeds fanbase be regarded as one of the scumiest in Britain?

On the field, its going to be a fairly physical encounter on Friday night I expect...I think we should have too much for them once our lads keep their heads

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #108 on: October 22, 2020, 11:32:42 AM »
Having just checked, they only joined the league in 1921, and have spent 50 seasons in the top flight (54%), 39 in the second (42%), and 3 in the third (4%). They were obviously consistently successful over a 10-year period between the mid-60s and mid-70s, which neatly coincides with our worst period - perhaps why there hasn't ever been a particular rivalry.

Leeds have been playing at Elland Road since 1905 but did a Rangers, went out of business (Leeds City) in 1919 and only reformed in 1921 (Leeds United). In my books they've spent more seasons in the 2nd Division than the top flight. 'Back where we belong' they claim; let's hope so come May.

I wish I was as confident as most on here, I've got us down for a draw but now think we'll lose 1-2. They're not half as bad as some would pretend them to be. I pray I've got this one wrong.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #109 on: October 22, 2020, 11:36:58 AM »
I can see a loss too, although I'm always wrong.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #110 on: October 22, 2020, 11:37:22 AM »
Having just checked, they only joined the league in 1921, and have spent 50 seasons in the top flight (54%), 39 in the second (42%), and 3 in the third (4%). They were obviously consistently successful over a 10-year period between the mid-60s and mid-70s, which neatly coincides with our worst period - perhaps why there hasn't ever been a particular rivalry.

Leeds have been playing at Elland Road since 1905 but did a Rangers, went out of business (Leeds City) in 1919 and only reformed in 1921 (Leeds United). In my books they've spent more seasons in the 2nd Division than the top flight. 'Back where we belong' they claim; let's hope so come May.

I wish I was as confident as most on here, I've got us down for a draw but now think we'll lose 1-2. They're not half as bad as some would pretend them to be. I pray I've got this one wrong.

No they are pretty good, Bielsa can get a tune out of anyone early in a season. I just think that we have the exact weapons that hurt them the most.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #111 on: October 22, 2020, 11:57:30 AM »
I can see a loss too, although I'm always wrong.

True. That does bring me some comfort.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #112 on: October 22, 2020, 12:00:19 PM »
Just get Damo to lump on Leeds.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #113 on: October 22, 2020, 12:14:18 PM »
No chance ! And I'll promise I won't go I told you so after!!

I can see a loss too, although I'm always wrong.

True. That does bring me some comfort.

Heres why we win:
Well thinking on it the fushion of formations 4-1-3-1 and 4-4-2 , 4-1-4-1 will be deployed by Deano and actually the sort of support striker role Barkely will play really offers chances for goals and creates a lot of problems for Leeds especially without Phillips.

So actually I think just like against Liverpool  , Villa will start front foot and have 2 attackers in Watkins and Barkley , maybe McGinn too pressing on their back line. Certainly 2 strikers on the defence.
And a likely early goal will be the wish and preference  for Smith. Then Leeds will really have issues.

Just how Man City started and didn't give Leeds time to settle villa will be looking to do the same.

Then once ahead take our chances unlike Man City did and also push on for counter attacks as Leeds come to attack

Just like Liverpool though they will be continuously exposed and its a case of making the right choice by Villa in final third and scoring our chances that will come about.

On the defensive side I feel the positions being held across the back four and the little room villa will allow , just like we did , v Liverpool  will see Leeds real big chances few and far between.
For me Dean will go on the offensive and be organised and positional sound in defence and midfield without the ball.

In fact we've been well organised and drilled for each match for a while so having the positional discipline isn't the issue

I certainly feel good about this one as the set up by Dean its his  zenith vs Leeds . So Leeds players will be left all a bit lost as to what to do.
As every time they go forward they will be at most vulnerable and just as Villa were against Liverpool  every time going forward we'll create and have chances of scoring.
Leeds only play 3 at the back if playing 2 strikers yet Villa system means we essentially have Watkins as a striker with Barkley or McGinn pushing on so Leeds be confused to what to deploy at the back . Looking forward to the spaces created and room behind their full backs so at times we'll have 4 up front!!

Its actually  a watershed moment , again, for everyone outside Villa to recognise Dean Smith genius and that Villa should be getting many plaudits after our 5th straight win

Because we have the beauty of various ways of playing this match and how to play though the best way is to attack them from the outset and be organised in defence.
For me I can imagine Smith really enjoying the preparation for this one as the only way Leeds play will play into our hands whichever way Villa go about things.


« Last Edit: October 22, 2020, 12:20:26 PM by Footy-Vill »

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #114 on: October 22, 2020, 12:16:02 PM »
TL:DR.  We're just better than them.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #115 on: October 22, 2020, 12:19:28 PM »
We're better than them, but can win only if we match their effort and workrate from start to finish!

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #116 on: October 22, 2020, 12:30:47 PM »
Ok my last post on this till after the victory if Villa don't score 5+ by full time! You can enjoy a footy-Vs insight free month ! And I'll work on improving conjecture to football reality with a month off .
Reasonable expectation from my pre match analysis.
I can only see a heavy win.
That is all.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #117 on: October 22, 2020, 12:50:39 PM »
I think it will be similar to Sunday, where Leicester hustled early doors without much threat and then gradually we took over when they couldn't keep it up.

The same kind of match, just with more goals, for us.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #118 on: October 22, 2020, 01:21:52 PM »
Had Leedzzz gone up with Grayson, Heckingbottom or any of the other damned of recent years there would be little fanfare or celebration on their return.

They'd have been treated like Derby, Sunderland et al. Medium>big clubs historically, but still underwhelming. Maybe one lead story on Football Focus and that's it for a while.

But it's Bielsa Bielsa.

I get it, when you see his background and the likes of Guardiola and Pochettino citing him as an influence. There's also a sense that he can be volatile in the extreme and one disagreement over transfers or owt else and he could be off, so the press want to make the most of his time here.

Hopefully we'll do them 7-2 and he hits the road the day after.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Leeds United Pre match thread - Oct 23rd - 8pm
« Reply #119 on: October 22, 2020, 01:47:26 PM »
Just get Damo to lump on Leeds.

I do win sometimes you know. I'm not Robbie Box (one for the teenagers there).

 


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