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  1. Just to put things in perspective. Last match we were playing direct. Our midfield got surpassed in parts of the game. We had a total possession of 35%. 85% of our total possession was in the Opponents final third. We made 219/301 passes. A 73% accuracy. 94 of them were in the opponents half and 41 in the final third, at roughly 77% accuracy. I think it's fair the conclude we played with a direct approach, in an attempt to run in behind Evertons defence.(Also shows us how flexible Dean Smith is, and how willing he is to change the approach to games in order to exploit opp
    10 points
  2. Surely we are all part of the Grealish fan club? If you're not then you are a blues fan probably.
    8 points
  3. So you want our captain to be replaced so the debate on a villa forum will be more 'reasoned'? Utterly baffling.
    7 points
  4. All in all I'm sort of thankful for our 3 years in the championship. It has humbled me and also shown me that the second league really is pretty damn entertaining. Won't take PL status for granted ever again that's for sure.
    6 points
  5. Look Micah, we let you go already
    5 points
  6. 'Say "I'm loving Engels instead" one more god damn time!'
    5 points
  7. 5 points
  8. that atmosphere, cor blimey.
    5 points
  9. @KenjiOgiwara You do realise Grealish is the 4th most fouled played and 5th best in the league for key passes played across the entire league. He also passes with a 86% success rate. This doesn't really align with your notion that Grealish makes more square passes than he should and slows down the pace of an attack unnecessarily. It's quite the opposite. He covered the pitch in 3 or 4 touches against Spurs and still played a ball that ended with an attempt for Trezeguet. He's assisted Luiz from out-wide in the final third with a pass that allowed Luiz enough time on the bal
    4 points
  10. not much, but: - Beat Middlesbrough in the LC first round, 2-2 draw, Crewe won 4-2 on penalties, were 0-2 up by half time, but MBoro scored 2 in the last 15 mins, their second in the first minute of injury time. - Currently sitting 6th in League 2 (W3, D0, L2) - Players : Nicky Hunt (defender - age 35), Paul Green (midfield - age 36), Chris Porter (Striker - age 35 - 2 goals in 5 games) & & Daniel Powell (Winger - age 28), seem to be their most senior/most well known players. - In all their League games so far, they have had over 50% Possession, sometimes as high as
    4 points
  11. I think Grealish is much more of a natural footballer than Maddison. Maddison is someone who can get goals and offer creativity in the final third, but he can't run games in the same way that Grealish can, you'd never play Maddison in a midfield three, and expect him to dictate the pace of the game, I don't mean this a criticism as it's true for a lot of players that play in his position, but he's more of an highlights player, whereas Grealish is constantly involved all over the pitch.
    4 points
  12. It seems utterly bizarre to use technology to decide whether an attacker is microscopically offside but then to not use that technology to help the referee make correct decisions for penalties etc. Either use it, or just don't. The juxtaposition is going to unerringly piss people off.
    4 points
  13. I'm going through the steps of remortgaging for the first time, and due to it coinciding with my student loan being paid off, and having a couple of decent payrises since I took out the first deal, I can bump up the payments by enough to shorten the term so that I'm mortgage free by the time I'm 40, keeping outgoings roughly the same. Feels good.
    4 points
  14. Seems like he's keeping the "it's because I managed that lot down the road" line in his back pocket.
    4 points
  15. Proof that we actually will find anything to argue about
    3 points
  16. I was there on Friday... did not think walking out that two days later we’d still be in the series! Still, I’ll be able to tell my grandkids I was at the greatest test match of all time and witnessed the GOAT... run 70 yards across the ground between overs, take an inflatable watermelon off a steward and hit it back into the crowd Unbelievable innings from Stokes - everything about it was perfect, from being 3* off 70 odd balls to 135* off 200 - proper test match batting gave him the platform to explode at the end! Superb contribution from Jack Leach too, best one not out ever! In te
    3 points
  17. Last 5-10 pages summed up below. Poster 1 - ‘’I think jack has been shit’’ Poster 2 ’’I disagree he could probably do better but has been fine’’ Poster 1 - ’’No point debating with you because you’re part of the Grealish fan club’’ Rinse and repeat.
    3 points
  18. This should improve his mood no end. Hope Fox covers it.
    3 points
  19. I think if he went down the "Well done lad's and everyone involved, what a result", and left it at that then, yeah, great. If we had lost he would have probably used the batting collapse as a metaphor for the NHS or something. It's just not good. In it's purist form it's a bit, "Well done on your brilliant GCSE results, bad luck on the terminal illness."
    3 points
  20. Ok so I went back a few pages to find examples I and saw this... So instead of just stop reading this thread you would rather we replaced one of our best players because you feel you aren’t allowed to criticise him on here? I decided to stop there.
    3 points
  21. Friday was still magical, it wasn’t forced, it wasn’t set up, just 40k Villa fans starting to believe again and falling in love with our club again. End of last season was the dating, playoff final was the third date evening special and Friday we realised we were in love and told the whole world. My 40 year love affair of the Villa has had highs and lows....Friday was certainly a high. I know there will be more highs to come and more lows throughout the rest of my life but Friday will be a game I remember just like those other special games down the years. What’s more it was just a reg
    3 points
  22. Ain't seen Villa Park like that since Phil King slotted home that penalty against Inter Milan.
    3 points
  23. Sinisa Mihailovic went straight from the hospital bed where he spent the previous 41 nights fighting cancer to sit on the bench for Bolognas away game at Verona He's been following the day to day trainings from the hospital bed via live streaming and promised he would be there for the game.
    3 points
  24. The earths largest oxygen provider is the sea isn’t it ?
    3 points
  25. +1. Was amazing and after travelling over for the crap against Bournemouth it annoys me I didn't get to experience Friday night. Lost £ 200 on the match as well, but it was well worth it haha. I love betting against Villa. It's such a win/win
    3 points
  26. That’s the kind of thing that took my disliking of Bruce to probably the loftiest perch in football didnt watch the game but I’ve seen the stats and the penalty debate, it’s a sunshine on a dogs ass win, Newcastle fans can enjoy it but still ask questions about 20% possession but Bruce will attack them, his kids will attack them, his mates in the media will attack them, the split he’s caused in the fan base means other fans will attack them, as a result slowly your enjoyment is drained, even when you win
    3 points
  27. How condescending could you be? It went past him, no keeper would claim to have a ball covered when it’s hit the post. He wouldn’t have known it was going to hit the post. If he had it covered he would’ve saved it. It’s not like he pulled out of it knowing that it wasn’t going in. Yes I said he was nowhere near it, that was on first view. Having seen a couple of times, he was closer but I still don’t think he got a touch on it and definitely didn’t have it “covered”.
    3 points
  28. Wolves hitting a few roadblocks. They're finding out that the Europa League is domestic league curse and I think suffering from a bit of second season syndrome. They seem to struggle against bottom 10 opponents, who play a more physical game and don't allow them the space to counter them. They're outstanding at playing counter attacking football against strong opponents. I've read Wolves fans saying Neves needs a pure destroyer next to him because he isn't physical enough. Nuno Espirito Santo is a manager that seems to value the synergy that playing a consistent 11 brings, and
    3 points
  29. When you say someone you love went to school with mulitiple ballon d'or winner gary gardner, was that someone @KenjiOgiwara??
    3 points
  30. Eriksen is one of the best players in the league. If they are trying to make an example by not playing him the only one who's punished is them. They are half the team they should be with him on the bench. All they are proving is that they need him.
    3 points
  31. Underrated tweet. I will not stand for this Hutton bashing though. I will remember him as a player who helps us out of the shit, being a model pro and biannually turning into Messi for lolz. But I will accept this guy being called The French Cafu.
    3 points
  32. Rest them all. Steer Elmo Konsa Hause Targett Marvelous Lansbury Hourihane El ghazi Kodjia Davis Solid back up team. Should get job done
    3 points
  33. I reckon Mings is shit too
    2 points
  34. I can’t bet against Villa. It messes with my head.
    2 points
  35. Apparently we have agreed to sign some Nigerian lad named Iffy Udanoh according to Nigerian papers. 16 y.o 6ft4 defender who was also chased by Plop and Wet Spam among others. Holds an American passport and is also eligible to play for England (according to the Birmingham Mail) Had a trial with the club during the summer.
    2 points
  36. Forget the West Ham way, apparently Haller is not a classic West Ham type striker Garth Crooks is some guy for bullshit
    2 points
  37. That was the most incredible test match I've seen. Stokes is a freak. Possibly the best innings I've seen given the context. Leach was brilliant. Unreal. Test match cricket at it's best > any other sport. I think the only change we make is Anderson for Woakes IF he's fit, but I don't think we can risk it. I'd actually be inclined to drop Woakes for Curran. A lot of harsh words about Buttler, but he'll find form. I think he's still our no2 highest test run scorer in the last 18 months? I'd like to see Roy in lower down the order, I think he's too big a talent to di
    2 points
  38. I will remember him having a worldie and follow it up with 10 shocking games costing us loads of pts. Our season turned around when Jack came back fit and Hutton getting out of the team.
    2 points
  39. that's why the bad owner and fit and proper stuff is slightly detracting from some of the real issues the fall out from the PL, the disparity in money, the increasing wages in the EFL and the gamble that a lot of clubs, not just these 2, are now taking its not as simple as bad owners, and unfortunately that's why throwing a life line to these 2 clubs doesn't really do that much to fix anything
    2 points


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