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Offline Stu

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #30 on: October 23, 2020, 10:08:38 PM »
Leeds looked shite and got sussed by Wolves in the week, Monty. It worked out for them today, that's it.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #31 on: October 23, 2020, 10:08:43 PM »
Leeds almost played us at our own game - we decided not to press as we've done season to date, maybe not to get exposed on the break...but we got exposed on the break.

El Ghazi will be waiting in the car park for Bamford to come out.

Off to Leeds tomorrow to see junior who's at Beckett doing her MA.  Wish me luck.

Offline steamer

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #32 on: October 23, 2020, 10:09:06 PM »
It was inevitable, we were not going from scrapping to stay up to winning the league.
Leeds out passed us, out ran us and out thought us.
We knew exacctly what their plan was and we let them play it.
some dredfull peformances all across the pitch, maybe Cash who was run ragged tried the hardest but had little back up.
sobering us up for the next outing
As an aside, why is there a downer on here about Bamford, scored a hat trick and seemed decent to me.
The bench as has been said does little to inspire and Tarore was caught up in the Malaise when he came on

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #33 on: October 23, 2020, 10:10:06 PM »
Next five games

Southampton H
Arsenal A
Brighton H
West Ham A
Newcastle H

More than enough opportunity to put tonight behind us. But we have be much better because if Bamford good tonight, then Ings is many steps above. We give him space we will be fucked.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #34 on: October 23, 2020, 10:10:56 PM »
They play with an incredible intensity and we nowhere near matched them. Once we gave up playing from the back, they kept winning all the second balls. Cash had a fantastic game but had to do the work of two players as did Targett. It was a top performance by Leeds and we were lucky it was only three.

Sometimes you have to hold your hands up and move on.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #35 on: October 23, 2020, 10:11:46 PM »
Also anybody who doesnít rate Bielsa - look at that Leeds team and ask yourself how many players youíd swap into our team. Bielsaís coaching is why Leeds are where they are, heís doing an exceptional job.

Offline rougegorge

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #36 on: October 23, 2020, 10:12:06 PM »
We were looking better just before they scored the first and then we caved in. Leeds were good, but a few of our players let their heads drop.

It reminded me of performances last season where we defended narrowly and invited crosses in and the manager didn't react. The full backs received little protection.

With Leeds committing players forward as well, we failed to exploit the space when we did turn over possession.

A very disappointing display, but obviously 12 points is a great return so far. A bit of a cliche, but the acid test is how we bounce back next week.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #37 on: October 23, 2020, 10:12:48 PM »
Whether we like them or not they're a good team who've quickly adapted to demands of top level football. We saw tonight why they scored 3 at Liverpool and got a draw v Man. City.

Still dosen't excuse that shocker of a second half (and the 1st wasn't great either).

Leeds won't be far off finishing top half so finishing above them will represent a pretty good season imo.

Up to us to show some balls and turn up and compete next weekend as it would criminal to go on a long winless run now given the good stuff we've shown so far this season.

Bad defeats are happening every week in premier league this season, tonight was our turn to get a rodgering.

Offline myf

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #38 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:16 PM »
horrible to watch. passed off the park. Harrison, costa and Bamford ripped us a new one. especially poor from mings, mcginn, targett and watkins

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #39 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:30 PM »
Leeds looked shite and got sussed by Wolves

They looked pretty good first half, then Wolves adjusted tactically which we didnít tonight

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #40 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:31 PM »
Most important thing from tonight is to learn from it.

As shit as tonight was, all of us would have been delighted with 12 points from 5 games before the season started. Bielsa did well but until his side sticks 7 past Liverpool then he's just a shit Dean Smith.

Now let's smash the shite out of Southampton.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:43 PM »
We had no answer to the way they played. Some awful individual performances out there. No idea why Smith could not see what was happening.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2020, 10:13:55 PM »
Leeds looked shite and got sussed by Wolves in the week, Monty. It worked out for them today, that's it.

I'm not saying they're elite, but they try and play elite football despite the players they've got. Sometimes it will work better than others, it's not like they've got Busquets and Lewandowski in there, but we clearly didn't have the plans they had and it was starkly obvious.

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2020, 10:14:30 PM »
Well played Leeds, they played in very predictable way they were brilliant down the flanks, Iím sure our coaching staff prepared the players for this but we didnít have a plan B when they were constantly getting round the back. I think it would have been a very brave manager to change it radically after 4 straight wins, I think we will learn a lot from this 12 from 15 UTV

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Re: Villa v Leeds post match thread
« Reply #44 on: October 23, 2020, 10:14:43 PM »
Had Jack scored or better passed to an open Ollie after that spectacular run this game would have been so different. Itís harsh to criticize him after that run, but that decision there, in isolation might have decided the game, or certainly what could have happened after. And he did much the same in the game vs Leicester. He has to be better at getting others involved at the key moments. If he tries to do it all alone we will be back where we were last season. It cannot be all about Jack.

 


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