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Offline GordonCowansisthegreatest

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5955 on: September 21, 2023, 04:33:12 PM »
What's the 'c' ?

Isn't &c the same as etc?
And Co.     
Surely.

I've seen it several times in older books and it's usually used in the same way as etc would be, especially when signing off a letter.
I don't know enough to argue. :)

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5956 on: September 21, 2023, 05:00:28 PM »
"I am, sir, your most humble and obedient servant,

George Ramsay"

'&c' is &(et) c(etera)

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5957 on: September 21, 2023, 05:16:24 PM »
Wasn't that Adrian Mole's sign-off? Daft Leicester swot.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5958 on: September 21, 2023, 05:16:56 PM »
The following advert was placed in the Birmingham Daily Gazette newspaper in June 1886:

'Wanted: manager for Aston Villa Football Club, who will be required to devote his whole time under direction of the committee. Salary £100 per annum. Applications with reference must be made not later than June 23rd to Chairman of the Committee, Aston Villa Club House, 6 Witton Road, Aston'

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Ramsay_(footballer,_born_1855)


This one's been explained many times over by Richard Whitehead and Rob Bishop. 'Manager' was an administrative title similar to secretary now. He didn't pick the team, he didn't train the players.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5959 on: September 21, 2023, 07:57:12 PM »
Obviously McGinn has to be better but I wonder why he's stopped trying him on the right? It was working so well last season. Particularly away just forget playing Bailey but I was surprised to see John playing behind Duran today.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5960 on: September 21, 2023, 08:41:56 PM »
Obviously McGinn has to be better but I wonder why he's stopped trying him on the right? It was working so well last season. Particularly away just forget playing Bailey but I was surprised to see John playing behind Duran today.

Think with Ramsey out Emery felt we didn't really have a replacement so tried McGinn there to start with. But he's tried him nearly everywhere now bar where he was so successful last season. Think Emery has been guilty today of trying to shoehorn Zaniolo into the team and hurting the balance of the team as a result.

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« Reply #5961 on: September 21, 2023, 08:53:55 PM »
Aston Villa boss Unai Emery spoke after the defeat by Legia Warsaw in their Europa Conference League opener:

"It was tough. They were very excited. In our worst moments they scored. In the second half we started very well but in one click we conceded, and our reaction was not the same as the first half until the last five minutes.

"They have very good players. They have a plan in the game and we couldn’t stop them. The bad moment tonight was when we didn’t control the rhythm and they were. They exploited the spaces."

On the changes made and whether he has concerns over his squad strength: "We will need players in the squad trying to give them opportunities to play. We have injuries like Tyrone Mings, but I believe in the players. We could have lost tonight with the players who started last Saturday or will start on Sunday against Chelsea.

"The most important thing is to build defensively and build a mentality, and tonight we didn’t achieve that. We have to learn and use this match to try to understand how we find our way using the players in the squad."

On Diego Carlos missing: "We are thinking maybe next week he could be ready to start training with the group. But if he is available it would be better because of the experience he has in Europe, and we can make different tactical decisions."

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5962 on: September 21, 2023, 08:57:49 PM »
Good news on DC.

Offline edgysatsuma89

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5963 on: September 21, 2023, 10:46:40 PM »
Obviously McGinn has to be better but I wonder why he's stopped trying him on the right? It was working so well last season. Particularly away just forget playing Bailey but I was surprised to see John playing behind Duran today.

Think with Ramsey out Emery felt we didn't really have a replacement so tried McGinn there to start with. But he's tried him nearly everywhere now bar where he was so successful last season. Think Emery has been guilty today of trying to shoehorn Zaniolo into the team and hurting the balance of the team as a result.

Of all days though today he could have just played Zaniolo in behind Duran. Not sure Zaniolo was the problem today.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5964 on: September 21, 2023, 10:48:35 PM »
Agreed, Zaniolo could have played left, McGinn right, Duran and either Bailey or Diaby up front.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5965 on: September 22, 2023, 06:00:57 AM »
Other than Hibs, Emery has got every cup game wrong so far…

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5966 on: September 22, 2023, 06:09:06 AM »
Or, if the players did better with the ball, for example 'scoring goals', 'not losing it', 'stopping shots', 'passing to a claret and blue shirt',  'getting it back', 'moving it around at a lively tempo' (Emery, I'm definitely looking at you here) then we may well have FAFTF!

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5967 on: September 22, 2023, 07:23:03 AM »
The problem Emery is now having is that 1-2 players have dropped off intensity wise, and the 2 injured are huge leaders in the team, not in name, but certainly in styles in different ways. We are badly missing Mings. His ability to organise the back 4, but also give the rest of the side a good talking to are clearly missed, but Buendia set the tone in the forward press. Too often this season we have not pressed as a unit and got too easily turned round with a single ball. Emery is pretty smart, and will know the problems. It is how quickly the players can react. McGinn, Kamara, Watkins need to up their levels quickly.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5968 on: September 22, 2023, 10:15:47 PM »
That's summed it well I reckon ozzjim. With the loss of Mings, we really need those you have said on form and they are way off par at the moment.

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Re: Unai Emery - our manager
« Reply #5969 on: September 23, 2023, 07:49:38 AM »
We played the offside trap largely to perfection last season and that more than anything enabled us to control games. Sadly, our efforts to hold a line this year are proving a bit of a disaster. There's a real art to stepping up at the exact right moment, and we've lost it.

Losing Mings has really screwed us.

 


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