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Author Topic: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread  (Read 21743 times)

Offline pauliewalnuts

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #360 on: July 31, 2022, 11:35:24 AM »
I looked at a Stade Rennais forum and their fans thought we totally controlled the second half, kept the ball better, were faster and fitter than them and that bar the first ten minutes it was men against boys.

There were also comments that it showed the gulf in quality between the PL and Ligue 1.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #361 on: July 31, 2022, 12:20:46 PM »
I looked at a Stade Rennais forum and their fans thought we totally controlled the second half, kept the ball better, were faster and fitter than them and that bar the first ten minutes it was men against boys.

There were also comments that it showed the gulf in quality between the PL and Ligue 1.

To be fair to them that is a pretty decent description of events as I saw them. We were sloppy for thier goal but other than that it looked like a pre season game for us. The work out in blistering heat would of done no harm for fitness either.

Would like to hear the explanation behind leaving ply3rs out, the Fulham game and I believe we play lpool on Tuesday as well.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #362 on: July 31, 2022, 12:36:49 PM »
When I did my coaching badges 'Playing out from the Back' was worked on in four different ways. It certainly doesn't just mean passing out via the centre halves, 'round' the opposition.  You can play direct 'into' one of your midfielders, typically when they drop in. This should have been Kamara but it didn't happen at all yesterday. You can also play 'onto' either full backs who are pushed up high. Villa did this a lot yesterday. Finally you can play out by going 'over' and  direct from goalkeeper to forward line. Man City do this really well. When coaching myself I would encourage my goal keeper to go direct to push teams back when they had begun to push up and make playing out difficult.  Emi very rarely acts quickly to set up a quick counter attack like this.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #363 on: July 31, 2022, 12:55:36 PM »
Emi very rarely acts quickly to set up a quick counter attack like this.

I was just thinking the exact same thing, I used to love his quick, long throws to launch an attack. I can't remember the last time he made one.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #364 on: July 31, 2022, 03:24:59 PM »
We need someone demanding a quick restart like Grealish did.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #365 on: July 31, 2022, 05:18:15 PM »
We need someone demanding a quick restart like Grealish did.

Yep, would love to see a few counters like this one this season, but perhaps with Bailey carrying it forward...

https://twitter.com/goal/status/1325747481880252416

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #366 on: July 31, 2022, 07:42:07 PM »
Wropng thread

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #367 on: July 31, 2022, 10:06:31 PM »
Another good pre season win I'm pleased For Leon Bailey scoring again and for Diego Carlos he looks the real deal.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #368 on: August 01, 2022, 12:00:08 AM »
I mentioned this during the game when he did it, but superb skill and confidence from young Feeney. I'm going to stick my neck out and say he'll be the pick of all the kids we've got coming through.

https://twitter.com/NathanFeeney10/status/1553674088744378370

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #369 on: August 01, 2022, 09:32:20 AM »
Not sure if he'll be the pick of them but I do think he's gonig to be a great player, he reads the game like he's been playing top level football for years and it makes him look like he's always got time and space on the ball and he's always where he needs to be in defence. I really like Bogarde as well, who isn't quite as cultured but has an extra yard of pace.

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #370 on: August 02, 2022, 06:33:54 PM »
Record number of people caught in dingies on the Channel.  Are they sure its the residue of Villa fans returning back from Rennes :-)

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Re: Stade Rennais v Aston Villa pre-season friendly thread
« Reply #371 on: August 03, 2022, 08:23:11 AM »
I mentioned this during the game when he did it, but superb skill and confidence from young Feeney. I'm going to stick my neck out and say he'll be the pick of all the kids we've got coming through.

https://twitter.com/NathanFeeney10/status/1553674088744378370

I have been impressed with him every time I've seen him, he has fitted in easily at every level and I have been enthusing about him to everyone. By chance his schoolmate was next to me at Walsall - among 4,000 Villa fans. I told him to tell Josh that he already has a fan club.

 


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