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Offline mrfuse

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #255 on: February 05, 2023, 01:33:21 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.

And the keeper gets fingers too it which affects the trajectory of the ball at speed.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #256 on: February 05, 2023, 01:35:25 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.

No, he reached it fine.

I like Ollie, and rate him for everything he brings to the team. But it WAS a sitter. However, Iím not sure it would have made it 3-1. I thought it was 1-1 at the time, so the miss proved irrelevant to the rest of the game as we went ahead shortly afterwards. Or have I misremembered?
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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #257 on: February 05, 2023, 01:35:33 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.
He was about 2 yards from the goal line with a completely open goal in front of him.He somehow got his feet tangled and the ball bobbled between his legs before trickling away from him. It was a fucking awful effort however you look at it.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #258 on: February 05, 2023, 01:39:14 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.

No, he reached it fine.

I like Ollie, and rate him for everything he brings to the team. But it WAS a sitter. However, Iím not sure it would have made it 3-1. I thought it was 1-1 at the time, so the miss proved irrelevant to the rest of the game as we went ahead shortly afterwards. Or have I misremembered?

I can't remember that one, I'll need to watch the highlights back again.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #259 on: February 05, 2023, 01:41:08 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.
He was about 2 yards from the goal line with a completely open goal in front of him.He somehow got his feet tangled and the ball bobbled between his legs before trickling away from him. It was a fucking awful effort however you look at it.

I'll say it again, did you not see the keeper get a touch to it which at the speed the ball came in cause Watkins to have to adjust?

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #260 on: February 05, 2023, 01:45:10 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.
He was about 2 yards from the goal line with a completely open goal in front of him.He somehow got his feet tangled and the ball bobbled between his legs before trickling away from him. It was a fucking awful effort however you look at it.

I'll say it again, did you not see the keeper get a touch to it which at the speed the ball came in cause Watkins to have to adjust?
I saw the slightest of touches from the keepers gloves and I don't think it altered the trajectory of the ball.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #261 on: February 05, 2023, 01:45:20 PM »
With regards to kicking towards the Holte in the second half, you can hear the groans from the crowd when we win the toss and elect to play towards the Holte in the first half. I played football for a very long time and we always kicked towards our favourite end in the second half if we won the toss. Also, every team has a favourite end to kick towards in the second half and, I donít see them throwing away that advantage when they win the toss. Iíve also watched Villa for many years so, maybe Iím a traditionalist and always like us attacking the Holte in the second half. Itís the same as that shit music the players come out too, itís excruciating.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #262 on: February 05, 2023, 01:46:31 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.

No, he reached it fine.

I like Ollie, and rate him for everything he brings to the team. But it WAS a sitter. However, Iím not sure it would have made it 3-1. I thought it was 1-1 at the time, so the miss proved irrelevant to the rest of the game as we went ahead shortly afterwards. Or have I misremembered?

I can't remember that one, I'll need to watch the highlights back again.

Just watched again on iplayer. It was 1-1 so thereís no knowing what would have happened in the rest of the game had he scored.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #263 on: February 05, 2023, 01:47:29 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.
He was about 2 yards from the goal line with a completely open goal in front of him.He somehow got his feet tangled and the ball bobbled between his legs before trickling away from him. It was a fucking awful effort however you look at it.

I'll say it again, did you not see the keeper get a touch to it which at the speed the ball came in cause Watkins to have to adjust?
I saw the slightest of touches from the keepers gloves and I don't think it altered the trajectory of the ball.

He had plenty of time to adjust.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #264 on: February 05, 2023, 01:54:47 PM »
Watkins had a great game, he did miss a simple goal scoring opportunity but so do the best.

A very strange game, the play wasn't bad but we are lacking quality in a number of areas.  Letting in 4 goals at home to Leicester City isn't acceptable and now we have the league Champions and league leaders up next. This was a fantastic opportunity to get into the top 10 and we threw it away.

I'm sorry but if the board/owners aren't going to invest properly in the team then it's pointless them talking up Europe and building new stands. 

I'm bloody sick of it.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #265 on: February 05, 2023, 01:56:06 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.

Maybe a better striker scores it. That said it came at him very hard and he couldnít adjust his body and feet fast enough. It wasnít a sitter that rolled over to him and made a use cock up of it in front of goal. Itís because it was in front of any empty net that it looks a lot worse.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #266 on: February 05, 2023, 02:00:02 PM »
First half when he was right in front of the goal.

Was that when the cross came in at 100mph which he could not reach? That's the only one I can think of in the first half.
He was about 2 yards from the goal line with a completely open goal in front of him.He somehow got his feet tangled and the ball bobbled between his legs before trickling away from him. It was a fucking awful effort however you look at it.

I'll say it again, did you not see the keeper get a touch to it which at the speed the ball came in cause Watkins to have to adjust?
I saw the slightest of touches from the keepers gloves and I don't think it altered the trajectory of the ball.

He had plenty of time to adjust.

Easy for us to say from the angle we see it and knowing that it happened,  I don't think he did.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #267 on: February 05, 2023, 02:09:04 PM »
Watkins had a great game, he did miss a simple goal scoring opportunity but so do the best.

A very strange game, the play wasn't bad but we are lacking quality in a number of areas.  Letting in 4 goals at home to Leicester City isn't acceptable and now we have the league Champions and league leaders up next. This was a fantastic opportunity to get into the top 10 and we threw it away.

I'm sorry but if the board/owners aren't going to invest properly in the team then it's pointless them talking up Europe and building new stands. 

I'm bloody sick of it.

On the bright side, it was a sell-out mate so you must have been happy about that.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #268 on: February 05, 2023, 02:14:05 PM »
My view was that the one Watkins misses is easier to score than the one he did. I will add that he at least got in the right place which was something he wasnít a few weeks ago. It happens. He had an all around good game but ďcentre forwardsĒ are judged by their performances in front of goal. .

Heís a one in 4 or 5 chance striker not the one in 2 or 3 that distinguishes top quality number 9ís.

I suspect if Emery gets who he wants in the summer itís Bailey rather than Watkins who will make way. Watkins is far more consistent, seemingly works harder and when he played there under Smith/Emery he helped his full back out more than Bailey seems to. 10 goals with 6 or 7 assists a season from a wider starting position is better than Bailey will give us.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #269 on: February 05, 2023, 02:30:05 PM »
I suppose we were due a league defeat. It's a pity as results went our way yesterday. We would have been 9th and people would have taken notice of us at last.
It's strange that with all the piss poor defending it's our goalscorer who's getting the pelters.

 


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