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Author Topic: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread  (Read 25039 times)

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #330 on: December 10, 2023, 11:27:46 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #331 on: December 10, 2023, 11:29:52 AM »

Morning Tarquins! Have a drink and cry watching Tarquin TV.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #332 on: December 10, 2023, 11:31:15 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

Yeah you should've heard McGinn's post-match interview, he was having a go at his own goal!

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #333 on: December 10, 2023, 11:31:22 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

Tedious more like, a constant whine after every game and yes that includes after pretty much every win.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #334 on: December 10, 2023, 11:31:52 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Jesus christ, I said I wasn't criticising him, and he needs a rest. Do you disagree?

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #335 on: December 10, 2023, 11:32:42 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

Tedious more like, a constant whine after every game and yes that includes after pretty much every win.

I wasn't whining about anything, unlike you. I said our striker needs a rest, he does.


Edit: exactly the same as you said about Tielemans.
« Last Edit: December 10, 2023, 11:34:40 AM by Risso »

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #336 on: December 10, 2023, 11:39:50 AM »
Apologies if I'm repeating anything posted previously, but I've just noticed that Digne was the only player that didn't get a touch in the build-up to the goal. Fantastic stuff. Fantasy stuff, even.
Interesting observation, what a man to have in charge, passion but still cool head.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #337 on: December 10, 2023, 11:41:40 AM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

Which is the kind of mindset we will need if we want to continue operating at the level we currently are. 

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #338 on: December 10, 2023, 11:52:17 AM »
His passing last night was awful, only a 40% completion rate. I think I'd rest him for Thursday, he looks knackered.

Is that Watkins?

Yes, Ollie. I'm not criticising him because he's run his nuts off, but he needs a break.

Id agree with resting him and Bailey for that matter. Hopefully Diaby and Duran will be enough to see us win the group.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #339 on: December 10, 2023, 11:55:02 AM »
Was there anything special done for Benjamin Zee apart from the three point tribute?

I thought the tribute was very well done, classy but understated. A video of him doing the piece on the Albion game, then a BW photo of him then morphing into a black Villa badge and his DOB/DOD.

All accompanied by applause (by both sets of fans to their credit) and renditions of HEITS. Very moving.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #340 on: December 10, 2023, 12:07:10 PM »
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.

Ollie just look knackered. Let's not forget that he was 50/50 for the Bournemouth game and has subsequently played three times in a week. Saliba is also very good, maybe the best non-Villa centre half in the league.

But this was one of the most pleasing aspects about yesterday. The players we rely on most were dead on their feet. Konsa and Kamara were both visibly exhausted, Watkins and Luiz out of steam. Meatball's energy levels are freakish but even he looked spent when he got into their box a couple of times second half.

So we needed others. Pau and Carlos were immense and the former didn't stop talking. Dendoncker too, yes he gave the ball away a couple of times but he did loads of unseen work patrolling across the width of the pitch when they were trying to build out from the halfway line to plug gaps. That they only managed one legitimate effort on goal in the last half hour is testament to that. Cash and Moreno both gave us a needed burst of energy. It was a great way to win and will give them loads of confidence.

Fair fucks and if my first born was birthed now, he/she would be getting named 'Unai'.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #341 on: December 10, 2023, 12:09:37 PM »
What an incredible few days. Two very different performances but ultimately the same outcomes. I thought Man City were fragile and undercooked but Arsenal pressed us high and stuck to us like limpets. Yet, we beat them both.

So many outstanding performances that it is almost unfair to single out individuals. Such a collective expression of desire, concentration and sheer talent.

Someone mentioned earlier about not becoming entitled as you see elsewhere. I agree with that but also let's enjoy every last drop of this extraordinary ride.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #342 on: December 10, 2023, 12:12:07 PM »
Risso, you can always be relied on to find something you arenít happy with even after a superb win.

Itís called having standards and never settling for second best.

Yeah you should've heard McGinn's post-match interview, he was having a go at his own goal!
Aye. I could have struck the ball more cleanly.
The Emery effect.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #343 on: December 10, 2023, 12:12:41 PM »
We're so lucky to have Ramsey and Moreno coming back to fitness now, that could be massive in the coming weeks. In fact, other than Trossard and maybe Jorginho, I thought our bench was a fair bit better than Arsenal's last night.

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Re: Aston Villa v Arsenal Post Match Thread
« Reply #344 on: December 10, 2023, 12:18:23 PM »
His passing last night was awful, only a 40% completion rate. I think I'd rest him for Thursday, he looks knackered.
He was been hounded by, Saliba, possible the best centre back in the world at the moment so I think he did well.

 


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