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Author Topic: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match  (Read 13032 times)

Offline enigma

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #135 on: December 03, 2023, 06:14:53 PM »
A bit concerning how easily Bournemouth cut through us at times but they have a few decent players. Solanke is really finding his feet at this level and Semenyo is decent. We  really need to be putting these teams away though.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #136 on: December 03, 2023, 06:15:50 PM »
 I want to make three points:

After we beat Man Utd in Emery's first game I made a conscious decision to relax and trust his judgment. The twelve months that has followed has been one of the best years I can remember as a Villa fan. I don't get comparisons to MON and criticism of team selection, I really don't.

More broadly, I don't know how many seasons have ended with me grumbling 'such a pity we didn't draw those couple of away games instead of losing them. Those two points would have come in handy'. Today is one such game. We got nothing there last season. We got something today. It could be useful at the end of the season

The away form is the only slight negative at the moment but in the grand scheme of things we are doing amazing and on course for our best season since 95-96, a season in which we lost 3-0 at Anfield and lost twice to relegated Man City but still managed fourth and a cup.

Can we not just enjoy this, it is pretty damn amazing what we have done in twelve months!
« Last Edit: December 03, 2023, 06:17:45 PM by Villan82 »

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #137 on: December 03, 2023, 06:16:16 PM »
Semenyo is currently looking a bit of a snip for approx £10m.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #138 on: December 03, 2023, 06:29:53 PM »
Considering we've got a good team and the world's best 'keeper, we don't half ship a lot of goals.

I know we score a lot and to some extent it's a trade-off, but it's worrying how open we are at times away from home. Not sure what the plan was today - it looked like we dropped the offside trap completely.

One thing's for sure, if Emery is going to rest Cash regularly or just isn't convinced by him (which would be a bit unfair, as he's a perfectly decent full-back) we need someone else. Moreno's right-footed twin would be perfect.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #139 on: December 03, 2023, 06:39:27 PM »
Considering we've got a good team and the world's best 'keeper, we don't half ship a lot of goals.

I know we score a lot and to some extent it's a trade-off, but it's worrying how open we are at times away from home. Not sure what the plan was today - it looked like we dropped the offside trap completely.

One thing's for sure, if Emery is going to rest Cash regularly or just isn't convinced by him (which would be a bit unfair, as he's a perfectly decent full-back) we need someone else. Moreno's right-footed twin would be perfect.

The other thing for sure is, we score loads of goals

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #140 on: December 03, 2023, 06:44:39 PM »
Yes, and to be fair, putting it into context, Abu Dhabi have let in ten in their last four games.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #141 on: December 03, 2023, 06:44:44 PM »
A bit concerning how easily Bournemouth cut through us at times but they have a few decent players. Solanke is really finding his feet at this level and Semenyo is decent. We  really need to be putting these teams away though.

I think it also shows how important Kamara is.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #142 on: December 03, 2023, 06:46:41 PM »
A bit concerning how easily Bournemouth cut through us at times but they have a few decent players. Solanke is really finding his feet at this level and Semenyo is decent. We  really need to be putting these teams away though.

I think it also shows how important Kamara is.
Definitely.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #143 on: December 03, 2023, 06:49:32 PM »
If you'd offered me a point away at Spuds and a win today I'd have taken it. If you're not playing well in a match then you need to keep picking up points and not lose, and while the overall performance wasn't great, the manner in which we got a point, ending the game on top, will hopefully mean the players are flying into the City game.

Lots of teams will drop points over the next month given how hectic the schedule is - if we can continue to turn losses into draws, that's a good habit to have.

To echo everyone above, Kamara is absolutely critical to how we play - he's one of the best defensive midfielders in the league - and we miss him so much in defending vs transitions, which Bournemouth are very dangerous in. If Emery doesn't trust Dendoncker, we need some quality cover for Bouba in Jan.

Now they're without Rodri, I fancy us to get something vs City at home. We tend not to have two bad performances in a row.
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Offline Aldridge Villa

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #144 on: December 03, 2023, 06:49:49 PM »
Papering over cracks. Iím sure the majority on here thought pre match we would still win despite Boubaís absence.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #145 on: December 03, 2023, 06:51:31 PM »
Feel strangely positive after this match.

Bound to have the odd performance now and again, but to get a point from it is what good teams do.

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #146 on: December 03, 2023, 06:58:29 PM »
In days gone by we'd have 0 points from the Spurs and Bournemouth games after under par performances. We took 4 points and if we win the next game we're 3rd. I'll take that and party.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #147 on: December 03, 2023, 07:00:46 PM »
In days gone by we'd have 0 points from the Spurs and Bournemouth games after under par performances. We took 4 points and if we win the next game we're 3rd. I'll take that and party.

We just need a little patience.

Offline WarszaVillan

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #148 on: December 03, 2023, 07:01:42 PM »
We have to to get back to winning some clean sheets, especially away. We can't score two or three every game to win and sometimes need to grind out a 1-0. We could do it last season. But a very good point. We need an upgrade on Dendoncker and a new right-back.

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Re: Bournemouth - 2 Aston Villa - 2 Post-Match
« Reply #149 on: December 03, 2023, 07:03:09 PM »
Papering over cracks. Iím sure the majority on here thought pre match we would still win despite Boubaís absence.
In the cold light of day it was a shocking performance, defensively all over the place and Martinez earned us a point. Piss poor

 


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