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Offline Rico

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #300 on: December 10, 2023, 10:02:38 AM »
Arsenal fans - what a bunch of dicks! I try not to think too much about the F.A.Cup Final, but I've always had a low opinion of them since then. Imagine leaving early at a cup final, the arrogant twats. Fuck em!

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #301 on: December 10, 2023, 10:11:18 AM »
The whole move for the goal here.

https://x.com/BeardOfTheMatch/status/1733758556803907839?s=20

So much to like in that.

Everyone but Digne had a touch.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #302 on: December 10, 2023, 10:12:44 AM »
I thought Spurs fans were bad but Arsenal fans are on another level.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #303 on: December 10, 2023, 10:14:47 AM »
One thing, I think yesterday showed that we really do need another forward. I thought Ollie was very quiet, whether that's because he's tired or they just marked him very well I don't know, but his first touch was a bit off all night. An option to bring on would have been very welcome.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #304 on: December 10, 2023, 10:20:26 AM »
One thing, I think yesterday showed that we really do need another forward. I thought Ollie was very quiet, whether that's because he's tired or they just marked him very well I don't know, but his first touch was a bit off all night. An option to bring on would have been very welcome.

Same against Citeh, touch at least. Was off most of the night then as well even if he did get chances. I expect tiredness as it was noticeable he has been caught offside a few more times recently as well.

Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #305 on: December 10, 2023, 10:29:39 AM »
Its interesting as supporters we see things differently, so I thought Watkins was excellent in really difficult circumstances. Firstly i think Saliba and Gabriel are excellent defenders but Watkins worked and never gave them any peace. Secondly i thought the wind had an impact, it was the same for both teams, but tended to go a bit more direct than them and thought a lot was asked of Ollie.
I don’t think we’ll buy another out an out striker in January, maybe another wide forward like Bailey and Diaby perhaps at a push.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #306 on: December 10, 2023, 10:30:29 AM »
Watkins was up against two of the best centre halves in the league in the last two games. His role is not only to “get a touch and shoot” but to create space for others. He does that because he drags their very good centre halves away from areas we want to be in. How much space did McGinn have yesterday in front of goal? Enough to turn, take a touch and thump it into the net. Bailey could run at the heart of the ci£eh defence partly because Watkins was pulling away, again creating space.

 I thought he played a big part in the wins both yesterday and Wednesday.


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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #307 on: December 10, 2023, 10:32:41 AM »
Watkins was up against two of the best centre halves in the league in the last two games. His role is not only to “get a touch and shoot” but to create space for others. He does that because he drags their very good centre halves away from areas we want to be in. How much space did McGinn have yesterday in front of goal? Enough to turn, take a touch and thump it into the net. Bailey could run at the heart of the ci£eh defence partly because Watkins was pulling away, again creating space.

 I thought he played a big part in the wins both yesterday and Wednesday.

Completely agree

Offline Goldenballs

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #308 on: December 10, 2023, 10:33:02 AM »
Any news on how Bailey is?

Offline Paul.S

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #309 on: December 10, 2023, 10:37:40 AM »
This squad we have not only have quality but a will to win that I’ve not seen for a very long time. Led by a fantastic coach of the highest calibre who doesn’t scream and shout at officials and as a man, is a class act. Ridiculed at Arsenal for not being good enough and also for his accent by both their fans and their luvvies in the media.
They’ve now got a man in charge who jumps around like a child, blames officials for everything including the bloody weather and could only dream to be the man that Emery is.
Their support is the same, moaning,whinging and over excitable with absolutely no class.
What you’ll hear on TV today is how the goal should’ve stood even though the rule, like it or not, means it had to be disallowed.
They won’t say anything about their diving and rolling around, that Saka spent most of his time on the floor and that they were constantly chasing the ref around, something which I thought was being stamped out. They won’t mention that they had an extra days rest or that our goal was superb or that this Aston Villa squad, to a man, are a proper football team.
Give me our coach and our support any day of the week and keep letting the media focus on their favourite clubs. As the late, great Benjamin Zephaniah said “we have class”.

UTV


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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #310 on: December 10, 2023, 10:39:39 AM »
Arsenal fans - what a bunch of dicks! I try not to think too much about the F.A.Cup Final, but I've always had a low opinion of them since then. Imagine leaving early at a cup final, the arrogant twats. Fuck em!

Coming out of Wembley we were walking with a couple of Arsenal and congratulated them on their win. I asked why they were not watching their team receive the Cup and one replied "I am going to a barbeque".  Yes, fuck 'em

Offline AV84

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #311 on: December 10, 2023, 10:41:51 AM »
All the commentary is about us being dominated and Arse not deserving to lose, but I didn't think they did much to be honest. It was a bit scrappy, but it's not like they were racking up chance after chance. They only had a couple that I can remember.

They had way more possession than us, I think it was like 61% to our 39%, they had a couple more shots than us, but the on target number was the same. So they definitely had more of the ball but in terms of what matters they didn't dominate us.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #312 on: December 10, 2023, 10:44:05 AM »
We allowed them more of the ball, the press started at the 1/2 way line unlike Wednesday when it was the edge of City’s box.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #313 on: December 10, 2023, 11:03:35 AM »
One thing, I think yesterday showed that we really do need another forward. I thought Ollie was very quiet, whether that's because he's tired or they just marked him very well I don't know, but his first touch was a bit off all night. An option to bring on would have been very welcome.
He was up against a very decent player in Saliba, he did get that one chance 2nd half which the keeper spilled , Diaby if he'd been awake might have followed up on that

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #314 on: December 10, 2023, 11:06:29 AM »
What these myopic Gooners on ATV need to realise is that to win a football match, you have to legitimately put the ball in the opposition onion bag.

We did and they spurned all their chances and had penalty and no goal decisions correctly ruled against them.

In summary, fuck off Arsenal.

 


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