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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #135 on: May 16, 2021, 11:01:30 PM »
Who was Captain today?

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #136 on: May 16, 2021, 11:04:54 PM »
McGinn

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #137 on: May 16, 2021, 11:06:06 PM »
Absolutely Seething

sloppy,predictable,frustrating

slow to react and the opposing manager gets one over us again.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #138 on: May 16, 2021, 11:08:04 PM »
Agree with most of whats been said, we were still ahead but under huge pressure, Nakamba should have been bought on to help steady the midfield instead he brings Jack on who everyone can see is way off the pace, Traore again did nothing all game and while he may be better with a complete pre-season i have my doubts. The gloss of the first half of the season has well faded and while DS has been good for us, and should be given the chance to rectify the glaring weaknesses next season, i'm not sure he can improve his tactical awareness.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #139 on: May 16, 2021, 11:13:05 PM »
His game management currently leaves a lot to be desired but I still think (hope) he will come good.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #140 on: May 16, 2021, 11:15:49 PM »
His game management currently leaves a lot to be desired but I still think (hope) he will come good.

Yep thatís it for me. Heís done well overall and deserves an opportunity next year, but he really really needs to show development with his game management/tactical awareness.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #141 on: May 16, 2021, 11:17:09 PM »
Didn't see the game and only watching back the second half now.

It was embarrassing how Mitchell got to that ball for their winner. McGinn seemed to miss the header. Elmo standing like a statue and Martinez can't be hiding on his line either.

We got absolutely rinsed in midfield second half.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #142 on: May 16, 2021, 11:20:24 PM »
Nakamba would have been perfect for that game , I really don't know what his problem is with playing him . becoming boring seeing the same old team and failure to change tack

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #143 on: May 16, 2021, 11:23:49 PM »
McGinn

He disappeared second half.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #144 on: May 16, 2021, 11:33:31 PM »
Just seen Smithís after match interview and swear that heís sees a completely different match to what Iíve been witnessing. He was saying how great we were in the first half, I made it we were on top for the first 20 minutes. Basically then brushed that appalling second half performance under the carpet. All I ever want from our manager is an honest appraisal over the 90 minutes of a match not just highlight the bits that he likes.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #145 on: May 17, 2021, 12:20:19 AM »
In Smiths defence, he did bring Grealish on when we were still leading. Though Palace were certainly well on top at the time. Grealish's influence helped turn the game I thought at the time, winning free kicks and yellow cards. Until they scored a couple of farcical goals but also hit the crossbar twice. Did we threaten a response? Maybe just the Davis header.

I only saw the second half but we started very bright. Both AEG and Watkins didn't make the best of promising openings. But I thought our shape was poor. Our defensive line was far too deep. Our midfield two offered no cover at all to them. Watkins hold up play and touch were horrid so we struggled to counter attack. Smith really should have changed our shape to counteract Eze who seemed to have the freedom of the pitch. Surely Luiz could have been detailed to keep tabs on him or Ramsey. Not McGinn already on a yellow.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #146 on: May 17, 2021, 01:11:15 AM »
His game management currently leaves a lot to be desired but I still think (hope) he will come good.

Yep thatís it for me. Heís done well overall and deserves an opportunity next year, but he really really needs to show development with his game management/tactical awareness.

The game was carbon copy of Burnley away pretty much. Four months. Not convinced it will be any different in September. I think DS lacks the conviction the best managers have to make instant decisions during games which is why he's so regularly asking the opinions of his assistants during matches. Nothing wrong with listening to advice but sometimes you've got to be bold and make a quick decision while accepting it may not work out.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #147 on: May 17, 2021, 01:31:32 AM »
I thought Luiz played well. Pretty much always found a Villa player with his passes, made some telling interceptions and harried the opposition. He was let down by McGinn's second half fade (and several stray passes not to mention the 'Hollywood' hoofs) and the absence of awareness by Ramsey.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #148 on: May 17, 2021, 04:10:16 AM »
What was the point of bringing Wesley on for the last few minutes, the guy looks totally lost i can't remember him touching the ball on his cameo appearances.

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Re: Crystal Palace 3-2 Utterly inept Aston Villa
« Reply #149 on: May 17, 2021, 07:37:41 AM »
Heard an interview with Dean after the game saying that Palace changed the way the were playing in 2nd half - sorry Dean it is your responsibility to change the way we are playing to match them and then impose our game on them!

Another disappointing loss, hopefully we can win at Spurs

 


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