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It was the 14th of February this year, when the Sherwood love affair with Villa started. The following day saw the first signs of Sherwood's influence, when he visited the dressing room at halftime to help inspire the team to a 2-1 win over Leicester in the cup.
Before that, we were heading for yet more disappointment - with another frustrating first half performance, the sort we were used to under Lambert. But after leaving his seat in the stands and giving a morale boosting talk, a different
I've seen some really bad things happen at Villa, in my time as a fan. Losses in league cups to lower league teams (Scunthorpe, Sheffield United) but I have never felt so deflated and depressed as I do at this moment.
Don't get me wrong, Bradford deserve their massive achievement 100% and I wish them all the best for the final.
But whilst this is their finest hour, this is also my clubs darkest hour and I am not sure we can pull this around in time to save our premiership status.
It's become a matter of great discussion, about how important Darren Bent is to our future prospects and success. For what it is worth, if we had Young and Downing supplying from the wings, I would have Darren Bent in the team every single week. The problem is, we do not create the chances Darren thrives on, and thrived on under the attacking threat from both Downing and Young.
Simply, without the ammo, Darren is less of a threat.
In my eyes, we cannot risk playing somebody who offers
It is strange that we still have a completely unbalanced midfield at this stage in the season, I know it was always going to take time to get the best out of a relatively new team in a division most have never competed in. But Nakamba is the only midfielder who seems to play a fairly well defined ball winning midfielder role, McGinn, Grealish, Connor, Luiz all seem to play different shades of the same role. Only other difference is Grealish keeps possession and the rest seem incredibly good at losing it, oh and Connor can take a decent set piece and score goals.
We rely hugely on our wingers to defend which is also a bit odd, especially when time and time again players like El Ghazi cost us goals when they lose their man. Not sure any other club expects their wingers to also double up as wing backs.
I am not totally down on Dean though, I like the free flowing attacking football and I think the team like playing for him, his attitude is infectious. But we need to grow a spine if we want to stay in this league.
A few mistakes first half but second half looked solid.
I felt maguire and rice were giving him the ball because they didn’t want to be responsible for losing it at the back.
Maguire is supposed to be £80 million he should be bringing the ball forward and rice rarely took the ball from Mings and began a move .
He just seemed to pass it back to Mings.
Got to help his confidence for coming games as he becomes an England regular.
Bit harsh on @OutByEaster?, every question put here couldn’t possibly be asked, but he gives up his freetime to go to these events and I’m sure he tries to get relevant questions into the agenda. You have to remember there are many other fan groups attending as well.
As for the club’s responses, well yes they could be better
Here's what I think.
Grealish is comfortably a better player right now than Hudson-Odoi, Mount, Ox-Chamberlain, Winks.
Don't even talk about muck that shouldn't be near the squad like Delph, Barkley and Lingard.
He'll be so gutted he wasn't in that squad because it's over now I think. He'll need so many injuries to get into the final friendlies one before the Euros. Even then it's unlikely he'd be in the full tournament squad, there's too many been incorrectly placed ahead of him.
Thought Mings did what he needed to which was good to see, even though the commentators appeared to put him down after every touch.
As mentioned, it’s far too soon for Hudson-Odoi to make an impact on the international stage. He looked below average.
Also getting dismayed with us picking two defensive midfielders against lesser teams. Neither knew what the other was doing and it hampered attacking play.
both fixtures would’ve been ideal for Grealish and what he brings to a team. I’m beginning to doubt we’ll ever get to know.