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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #255 on: September 22, 2023, 01:14:11 PM »
Relentless support regardless of performance doesn't sit well to me, a bit too fascisty.

I noticed their chanting didn't stop, or even drop a beat, when we scored.

I spent most of the match wishing they'd STFU for a bit.

If i want a pointless, distracting, continual drone in the background while I'm watching the football, I'll let the Mrs be in the room when it's on.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #256 on: September 22, 2023, 01:22:43 PM »
That was a pretty tough atmosphere for our first game back after 13 years, with quite a changed team from the Palace game. Some fringe players did themselves no favours last night. Good to see Duran score again though. Not too concerned overall - I've no doubt we'll do Legia at home - 5 more games in the group which will all be a bit easier than that.

It strikes me that the biggest issue occuring game-to-game at the moment is that because we are now needing to rotate the lineup more (and have lost key players to injuries) we've lost some of the chemistry and partnerships that existed on our run last season, where we basically used 13/14 players in 10+ games.

I think its natural to expect some growing pains in this regard, especially in defence. E.g. Konsa has spent most of the last 3 years next to Mings and now he's having to play with a new partner every game. He's looked better for more games with Torres, but with Lenglet looked very shaky last night. I think a lot of these issues will work themselves out as we get more games under our belt.

Got to remember we're attempting a very different challenge to what we did in the league last year - challenge across 3/4 competitions with a full squad rather than focus entirely on a 15-game stretch in the PL with a core starting XI. This is the problem that most teams who aren't Man City face when they get into Europe. It will impact on our performances in the short term, but I trust Emery to bring us up to speed over the next few months. I think we're well placed to really pick up the pace on all fronts later into the season. Ramsey and Moreno getting back up to speed will definitely give us a boost.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #257 on: September 22, 2023, 01:33:13 PM »
The players were all. Over the place. I suspect that we can cope with some changes but not wholesale ones.

Defensively we lost Mings, then Carlos has been out too which has meant Konsa can't shift over to full back. We had, I think, only one full day of training before this match, and it certainly showed.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #258 on: September 22, 2023, 01:35:33 PM »
Relentless support regardless of performance doesn't sit well to me, a bit too fascisty.

I noticed their chanting didn't stop, or even drop a beat, when we scored.

I spent most of the match wishing they'd STFU for a bit.

If i want a pointless, distracting, continual drone in the background while I'm watching the football, I'll let the Mrs be in the room when it's on.

It's like a recital. Along with the constant boom of a drum, I hate it.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #259 on: September 22, 2023, 01:37:51 PM »
The players were all. Over the place. I suspect that we can cope with some changes but not wholesale ones.

Defensively we lost Mings, then Carlos has been out too which has meant Konsa can't shift over to full back. We had, I think, only one full day of training before this match, and it certainly showed.

Does make you wonder what the thought process was. I'd have assumed if we were going for this many changes it would have been known well in advance, and the players starting would have been working together in training with that in mind, and for more than one day.

Although I'm sure the idea of high level elite sports teams is that they all do the same things and can slot in and out as and when required.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #260 on: September 22, 2023, 02:17:28 PM »
I may have been making up stuff though.

You? Get away outta that...

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #261 on: September 22, 2023, 02:27:07 PM »
Have I missed it but there seems to have been absolutely zero mention of our game on the Guardian since the MBM of the Liverpool match. Bastuds

It wasn't even listed there as a fixture or a live game yesterday. Nothing. Zero. As far as they were concerned it never took place.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #262 on: September 22, 2023, 02:34:17 PM »
Have I missed it but there seems to have been absolutely zero mention of our game on the Guardian since the MBM of the Liverpool match. Bastuds

It wasn't even listed there as a fixture or a live game yesterday. Nothing. Zero. As far as they were concerned it never took place.

They do that sort of thing a lot, feels like you get better coverage of Barcelona or Bayern Munich games than of English teams outside the select few, and Postecoglou is going to explode like Vesuvius if they blow any more smoke up his arse.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #263 on: September 22, 2023, 02:47:00 PM »
Have I missed it but there seems to have been absolutely zero mention of our game on the Guardian since the MBM of the Liverpool match. Bastuds

It wasn't even listed there as a fixture or a live game yesterday. Nothing. Zero. As far as they were concerned it never took place.

Suits me, tbh.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #264 on: September 22, 2023, 03:08:08 PM »
I disagree with whoever it was thinks this is fourth in our priorities this season.  I think it is right up there based on what Emery appeared to be saying in his interview recently.  The squad is simply not good enough to deal with all the conflicting priorities though.  Carlos is a bad miss but it  is only a hamstring so he will be back by easter hopefully.  Make shift right backs never work - see O'Neill, M circa 2009.  I did think this group was trickier than it looked but at least now we cannot take any game for granted.  Zilnius will be a handful I reckon.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #265 on: September 22, 2023, 03:16:50 PM »
The players were all. Over the place.

Youíre really William Shatner arenít you?

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #266 on: September 22, 2023, 03:47:36 PM »
Relentless support regardless of performance doesn't sit well to me, a bit too fascisty.

I noticed their chanting didn't stop, or even drop a beat, when we scored.

I spent most of the match wishing they'd STFU for a bit.

If i want a pointless, distracting, continual drone in the background while I'm watching the football, I'll let the Mrs be in the room when it's on.

Ha ha!

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #267 on: September 22, 2023, 03:49:45 PM »
Careful she doesn't see that - if she could spot a Udinese forum search for views on Keinan Davis, she must be good.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #268 on: September 22, 2023, 03:55:58 PM »
Relentless support regardless of performance doesn't sit well to me, a bit too fascisty.

I noticed their chanting didn't stop, or even drop a beat, when we scored.

I spent most of the match wishing they'd STFU for a bit.

If i want a pointless, distracting, continual drone in the background while I'm watching the football, I'll let the Mrs be in the room when it's on.

Ha ha!

I thankfully missed last night's action as it was my turn to take my daughter to dance lessons, but I have been finding excuses to watch matches I'm not attending anywhere other than at home.

I've not told my wife it's specifically her that's made me decide this, feels like it wouldn't go down too well, but the Newcastle game was the last straw. It's hard enough watching a disaster unfurl without her chirping on relentlessly about totally unrelated and completely boring things, I sometimes think she's had her self-awareness surgically removed.

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Re: Legia Warsaw vs Aston Villa post match thread.
« Reply #269 on: September 22, 2023, 04:02:05 PM »
Didn't help matters much having Robbie Savage on co-commentary

 


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