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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #330 on: July 30, 2022, 10:22:32 PM »
Apparently we played Fulham yesterday?  Do we know the score?

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #331 on: July 30, 2022, 10:22:56 PM »
Won one-nil (Ings).

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #332 on: July 30, 2022, 10:23:37 PM »

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #333 on: July 30, 2022, 10:28:26 PM »
Agree with others here that we dosent look good as a team. Still get the results. Positive individual performances today fx Martineez,  Carlos, Kamara, Bailey, Couthino, Young!? and others of the substitutes.

I was yet again disappointed with Coutinho, one free kick apart. It's obvious he's the first name to go on the team sheet and I guess we'll just have to get used to it.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #334 on: July 30, 2022, 10:33:09 PM »
Apparently we played Fulham yesterday?  Do we know the score?

We did, which is why Archer and Ings only got a few minutes game time today.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #335 on: July 30, 2022, 10:35:23 PM »
Apparently we played Fulham yesterday?  Do we know the score?

We did, which is why Archer and Ings only got a few minutes game time today.

Thanks Legion.  I saw that the likes of Mings, Traore etc weren't in the squad today, can't help feeling that Gerrard would be happy to see them go. Unless Tyrone got a knock.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #336 on: July 30, 2022, 10:43:20 PM »
I couldn't watch the game but here is what I read on the web site of l'ťquipe. " Rennes played well at times agaisnt a promising Villa team on paper and already impressive on the pitch"".
Anyway, happy with the win.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #337 on: July 30, 2022, 10:47:16 PM »
Agree with others here that we dosent look good as a team. Still get the results. Positive individual performances today fx Martineez,  Carlos, Kamara, Bailey, Couthino, Young!? and others of the substitutes.

I was yet again disappointed with Coutinho, one free kick apart. It's obvious he's the first name to go on the team sheet and I guess we'll just have to get used to it.

Agree, heís a class act and some of the things he does are brilliant but he doesnít show it often enough for me, whether itís him or the system doesnít suit Iím not sure. On current form and taking into account the last few games last season it should be Buendia and Bailey.
Buendiaís got a goal threat, creativity and work rate but as you say Phil will no doubt get the nod.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #338 on: July 30, 2022, 10:57:09 PM »
I like Emi B, and think he can be a cracking player, but was it 8 goals Coutinho was involved with (either scoring or assisting) in 19 games ish last year? There might be a perception that heís less involved because he doesnít charge around, but the idea that heís not key is just nuts.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #339 on: July 30, 2022, 11:26:11 PM »
I like Sanson. He gets stuck in and has a bit of energy about him, I reckon we'll see a fair amount of him this year - esp with the 5 subs thing.
I liked him before it was popular.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #340 on: July 30, 2022, 11:26:19 PM »
Donít think youíre too wrong with those stats, I remember he had a stormer (against Southampton?) where he scored a couple missed a few other great chances and got an assist. Think itís just frustrating on my part as heís got everything but the consistency isnít there, however I suppose if it was, he wouldnít be playing for us.
Hopefully heís still building up fitness and confidence as heís clearly one  SGís main men.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #341 on: July 30, 2022, 11:28:31 PM »
Has Guilbert gone?

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #342 on: July 30, 2022, 11:53:16 PM »
Donít think youíre too wrong with those stats, I remember he had a stormer (against Southampton?) where he scored a couple missed a few other great chances and got an assist. Think itís just frustrating on my part as heís got everything but the consistency isnít there, however I suppose if it was, he wouldnít be playing for us.
Hopefully heís still building up fitness and confidence as heís clearly one  SGís main men.
He was amazing against Southampton.  Heís a brilliant player - think he like the rest of the team just feel like they need a bit of a spark to light and give it all that but extra

It all looks good and the results have been good in pre season - but just feels it needs a little something to create that swagger in the team that is currently missing

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #343 on: July 31, 2022, 12:08:01 AM »
Has Guilbert gone?

Training with the kids from what I read. Chucky and Traore seem to have joined him.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #344 on: July 31, 2022, 03:08:35 AM »
Phil is not helped by having Watkins in front for him, he just doesn't read Phil's play. I wonder if we could play Phil, Emi B and Bailey across the front and drop Watkins and Ings to the bench.Of course the time to try that would have been pre-season, which just ended.

 


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