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Author Topic: Season Review 23/24  (Read 2981 times)

Offline Astnor

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Re: Season Review 23/24
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2024, 06:36:32 PM »
Highlights:both Arsenal games, City at home, Spurs and Chelsea away, Brighton at home, comeback against Lpool and first half against Chelsea at home also good. Penalty shoot out in France.
- most negatives: The injuries to key players, United and Newcastle games and Spurs at home
Most important players: McGinn, Luiz, Martinez, Torres, konsa, Watkins, Bailey, the two LB s
Best newcomers Ro(d)gers, Tielemans
Disapointments: injuries and running out of steam so didnt reach final in Europe. Still have just one reliable keeper. (dont like to think about FA cup so want mention it here ..).
Overall a superb season and looking great for next with Emery at the helm

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Season Review 23/24
« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2024, 07:12:40 PM »
I was over in Crete during half term on a family holiday (part of a crafty plan to get to Athens if we got there). On the way home I was wearing my 1980-81 replica Villa top. Going through visa control, one of the steely faced immigration officers tapped his younger colleague and pointed at me and just said ‘very good team’. A few minutes later an Olympiakos fan tapped me up, partly to gloat in a friendly way but also to tell me we had a really good team. A taxi driver over there earlier in the week, couldn’t believe Olympiakos has beaten us, as in his words ‘we are so good’.

I always wear a villa top or two from time to time during holidays over the years and it rarely gets any comments. As an example we were over in Thailand last year and my Villa top on, on a boat trip full of German tourists, a young German kid, saw my top and said the name ‘Aston Villa’ to his dad in a quizzical  way liked he’s no idea who we were, I’m convinced that wouldn’t happen now.

My point is I suppose, this season has been far reaching, more than maybe we even realise. What Unai and the team have achieved is just incredible.

Offline VillaTim

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Re: Season Review 23/24
« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2024, 07:24:01 PM »
I really, really enjoyed the West Ham home game, been too long since we battered them and we absolutely handed them their arses back that afternoon. An underrated performance/result.

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Season Review 23/24
« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2024, 10:56:22 PM »

Some nice info on some of the records that Emery has set.

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Season Review 23/24
« Reply #49 on: June 10, 2024, 01:34:54 PM »
This is worth a coffee, feet up and 22 minutes of your life to truly realise some of the fantastic goals (all 108 of them) and action throughout the season.

A really enjoyable watch and some great moments.


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