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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #120 on: February 23, 2024, 08:37:30 AM »
Daniel Harris in the Guardian predicts that Forest will trouble us. But then again, he never has a good word to say about the Villa and he recently let slip that he’d only just learnt what the ‘D’ is for, which is shocking for a longtime football ‘journalist’.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #121 on: February 23, 2024, 08:43:58 AM »
Daniel Harris in the Guardian predicts that Forest will trouble us. But then again, he never has a good word to say about the Villa and he recently let slip that he’d only just learnt what the ‘D’ is for, which is shocking for a longtime football ‘journalist’.

Isn't he a Forest fan?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #122 on: February 23, 2024, 08:55:42 AM »
who is Dan Harris

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #123 on: February 23, 2024, 08:58:28 AM »
What D?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #124 on: February 23, 2024, 08:58:37 AM »

Offline Hillbilly

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #125 on: February 23, 2024, 08:59:04 AM »
What D?
On the edge of the penalty area.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #126 on: February 23, 2024, 09:01:12 AM »
What D?

I'm guessing the little marking on the edge of the area to ensure people behind the penalty taker are a set distance away, but is not part of the area for penalty decisions.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #127 on: February 23, 2024, 09:15:49 AM »
It’s a segment of a circle with a circumference of 10 yards that has its focus on the penalty spot.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #128 on: February 23, 2024, 09:22:26 AM »
What D?
On the edge of the penalty area.

Well that was my first thought, but thought it was so obvious that it couldn't have been that! How on earth can anyone writing about football not know that?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #129 on: February 23, 2024, 09:26:38 AM »
What D?
On the edge of the penalty area.

Well that was my first thought, but thought it was so obvious that it couldn't have been that! How on earth can anyone writing about football not know that?

Lack of curiosity. Which is much more damning for a journalist.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #130 on: February 23, 2024, 09:29:08 AM »
What D?
On the edge of the penalty area.

Well that was my first thought, but thought it was so obvious that it couldn't have been that! How on earth can anyone writing about football not know that?
I know right?

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #132 on: February 23, 2024, 11:02:07 AM »
Daniel Harris in the Guardian predicts that Forest will trouble us. But then again, he never has a good word to say about the Villa and he recently let slip that he’d only just learnt what the ‘D’ is for, which is shocking for a longtime football ‘journalist’.

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Forest have weapons to vanquish Villa
Forest are in trouble, four points above the relegation zone and with their only win in their past five games coming against West Ham, the league’s current crisis-club. So a visit to Villa Park is the last thing they need because, after a dodgy few weeks, the home side righted themselves at Fulham last weekend, focused on converting a fine season into a Champions League place. Forest do, though, know how to play these kinds of matches, having won at Newcastle and given Arsenal and Manchester United scares. In Morgan Gibbs-White, they have a ball-carrier of pace and aggression, while Anthony Elanga and Callum Hudson-Odoi bring tricky directness and Taiwo Awoniyi converts his chances at a better rate than any striker in the division. All of this means Forest are well-placed to exploit Villa’s high line, but only if they can get enough of the ball to make it happen while staying solid at the back – both of which are far easier said than done. Daniel Harris

Hardly outrageous is it?  Plenty of Villa fans are saying here and elsewhere that Forest play in a way that can cause us trouble.  And they already have done this season.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #133 on: February 23, 2024, 11:08:00 AM »
Seems perfectly reasonable to me, too.

Back to back wins and a win at home would certainly give the whole club a lift, as well as being a statement to those clutching at our coat tails.  It won't be a walk over and we will need to score two or more to do it.  3-2.

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Re: Aston Villa vs Nottingham Forest pre-match thread
« Reply #134 on: February 23, 2024, 11:50:14 AM »
Really looking forward to this

Our boys last year all commented on the count down as being like cup finals and after the final whistle would say5 to go, 4 to go

They have already started last week when there were 14 to go - bring it on

 


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