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Offline Villan82

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 03, 2024, 10:23:33 PM »
What Unai has done with this villa squad is a miracle, so I am not in the slightest bit upset with tonight.  Sure, there are things to slag off but this season, wherever we end up, has surpassed our wildest expectations.  There are several Villa players who will be replaced over the next two years or so, as Unai builds this club up.  4th, 5th or 6th, is a fantastic effort with this squad of players.

Well said. We have consistently been in the top 4-5 teams since the day he walked in.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 03, 2024, 10:24:32 PM »
Move on, at our best with a full squad we are not getting beat 4 1 tonight. One positive is a few players getting minutes who will be needed if the euro run continues.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2024, 10:26:06 PM »
Agree with the sentiment of that, but our last two performances against top 5 sides have been poor and weíve ended up on the end of heavy defeats. We canít have it both ways and say we need to get rid of an inferiority complex to compete at the top, and then when we get tonked basically say thatís ok.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2024, 10:26:12 PM »
I am not to upset considering the line up but disappointed with Zaniolo and to a lesser extent Diaby.

Offline Paul.S

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 03, 2024, 10:27:01 PM »
McGinn back on Saturday is a massive plus as was Rogers tonight.
The result was expected, not because they are that much better than us but because we have a massive injury list and a bug running through the squad.
They can jump up and down and the press can massage their egoís but we have come on so much.Tonights team contained 2 young lads with hardly any PL experience and they didnít  let us down.

UTV

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2024, 10:27:38 PM »
Maybe some kind ratings

Olsen 7, Konsa 6, Carlos 7, Lenglet 6, Digne 6, Luiz 6, Iroegbunam 5, Zaniolo 5, Diaby 5, Rogers 6, Duran 6. Lots of subs came on but game was done but we really didn't need Chambers running with that ball across our box. We never really had a prayer when the team lineup was announced.

Free kick before half time was a criminal goal to concede. Luiz missed the big chance to equalise after half time but after that it was a question of how many really. Didn't defend space in front of box all night, all their goals came from there.

Refocus for Brentford...McGinn back at least but we need a lot more.


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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2024, 10:27:54 PM »
A lot of our fringe players got minutes under their belt tonight, crucial with the business end of the season coming up.

A loss is never good but we can take positives from this game.

Spuds still have to face Man City*, Arse, Liverpool, Newcastle and Chelsea away so I reckon top 4 still beckons.
 

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2024, 10:28:13 PM »
Emi Martinez
Cash
Mings
Kamara
Ramsey
Buendia
Watkins

All unavailable due to injury/illness

McGinn - suspended

Difficult to see what Unai could have done selectionwise.

The only question I guess is why didn't Torres start. Apart from that, he was shuffling a very weak deck.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2024, 10:28:55 PM »
I hate Manchester

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2024, 10:29:06 PM »
Iíd like to know why Bailey, Torres and Tielemans didnít start.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #40 on: April 03, 2024, 10:29:20 PM »
I really wish that the commentators wouldn't gush over Man City as if they don't have 115 charges against them.
Me too it really boils my piss the way they talk about their "achievements" as if it's been totally earned. I turned the sound off after an hour. 'Er indoors walked in and asked why I was sitting in silence. I said that I couldn't listen to two blokes having multiple orgasms over a bunch of cheating bastards. She looked very perplexed and went to bed.
« Last Edit: April 03, 2024, 10:31:49 PM by The Edge »

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #41 on: April 03, 2024, 10:29:26 PM »
Positives - Duran and Rogers showed more signs that theyíre going to be very good for us, Olsen did pretty well all things considered despite the score.

Otherwise, another loss there but as long as they bounce back with a win on Saturday and next Thursday all is good.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #42 on: April 03, 2024, 10:30:10 PM »
Saw that line up and feared a result like this. However at 1-1 we looked like we could get something.

Iroegbunam, Rogers, Kellyman and Duran all gained valuable experience and all looked OK.

The squad players, Olsen included, did not do badly. Diaby looked good at times too. We had chances to go 2-2 and the final result was harsh.

Beaten by food poisoning and a bunch of cheating tosspots. Onwards and upwards. We will beat Brentford. Our season will be defined by how we play in Europe, and how many point see pick up against teams below us. Win the next two games and we are on track for top 4 and a trophy.

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #43 on: April 03, 2024, 10:30:27 PM »
Emi Martinez
Cash
Mings
Kamara
Ramsey
Buendia
Watkins

All unavailable due to injury/illness

McGinn - suspended

Difficult to see what Unai could have done selectionwise.

The only question I guess is why didn't Torres start. Apart from that, he was shuffling a very weak deck.

You're forgetting Bailey and Tielemans also didn't start. I think all 3 would surely have started which leads to believe the rumours of a sickness bug was true

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Re: Manchester City vs Aston Villa Post-Match Thread
« Reply #44 on: April 03, 2024, 10:31:36 PM »
We have two massive games next up.  Beat Brentford and we pretty much guarantee Europa football at the very least.  Then comes the quarter final against Lille.  Unai did the right thing by putting Pau, Tielemans and Bailey on the bench.  Along with McGinn, they will all be back in the team on Saturday and for next Thursday.  Rogers is a bit fitter and better for the experience too. 

 


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