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  1. romavillan

    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Massively overrated, he should know the Villa way of doing things would be playing shit once or twice and then just picking up the wages till the end of his contract coming in and training on his own.
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    Pre Match Thread

    Nailed on big defeat then.
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    January (we need a keeper) transfer window 2019

    Wasn't he shown the door then? To be fair he'd had a couple of years of chuckle brothers jokes to live down by then too...
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    January (we need a keeper) transfer window 2019

    £5m for Clark sounds steep, he's got a left foot though and he can pick a pass. Might benefit from some Smith coaching too. Is £5m a lot these days? Is it like spending £1m 10 years ago? If so it's not exactly a mugging. I'd object probably just on his age if we're buying permanent I think the spirit of the project would be more akin to buying a player in his early 20s rather than late...
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Yep I reckon it's coming, someone is going to get smashed in the first 45 of a game by 5 or 6.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Yeah but to get 21pts from this sequence we need to win 3 and draw one of Stoke(h), Leeds(h), Swansea(a) and PNE(a). That's a really tough ask, probably more likely 2 wins and 2 draws if we do manage to not get beat. Which would give us 19 points from that tough 9 game run, which is better than 2 points a game still....
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    Pre Match Thread

    Lots of time to prepare, rest and get all our claret and blue ducks in a row for this one. Big crowd, good performance and 3 points. We're due some luck too. I think we might even put this one to bed by half time if we play to our potential and Jack starts. We should have enough to win regardless though, we'll boss possession and make chances, all depends on how well we capitalise on that early on.
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    Pre Match Thread

    Imagine typing that with Bruce as manager.
  9. romavillan

    18/19 Race for Promotion

    Well, if in the net couple of weeks we put Forest behind us, then Boro after that etc. etc. Long way to go and we do, all of a sudden, look like a proper football team that can beat anyone in this league.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    11 points from that run is very good, it's more than 2 points a game through some very tough fixtures. Pre Smith we were all cacking it comign in to this run, fearing the end of our season. As it stands, we're 4 points off the playoffs with more than half a season left and 10 points off automatic promotion. Keeping this kind of level of performance up, or even better continuing to improve (there's room for it, the players understanding Smith's ideas more, a few signings) then we are going to go on a BIG run through an easier set of fixtures. I'd back us to be safely in the play off places come end of next month, and in a position to do the unthinkable (well it was not so long ago).
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    John McGinn

    McGinn is just incredible Can't imagine us not having him now, he's a monster. He will become a total legend.
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    Ratings & Reactions: West Brom v Villa

    Can't agree with that, take that out of our game and we don't get the space to do the other stuff we do so well. I was gutted it wasn't a win but the difference I think we need to keep in focus is that we played probably a bit below the levels we've seen in a few games so far, played a 90% prem team off their own pitch, should have scored a couple more, hit the post AND got robbed blind by incompetent officials and STILL should have won no problems. With the last manager when we won we played toilet mostly (especially this season) and you could see it was not a sustainable way to gather points to go up. Now on the other hand when we drop points it's when we've played well enough to win the game, showing that the next time out with better luck we'll get 3 points. Have to be happy with that surely?
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    Ratings & Reactions: West Brom v Villa

    To be fair their team was full of absolute units compared to us, we still outplayed them though and clearly shoudl have got the 3 points. On paper they should have won at home quite comfortably with the Prem squad of theirs. We were the better team by miles. Nyland had a flap at a corner but was otherwise ok, he's not exactly a world beater but our problems were elsewhere tonight.
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    Ratings & Reactions: West Brom v Villa

    Made enough chances to win a couple of games, robbed by the woodwork and the ref without even mentioning the missed chances... We're going to hammer someone very soon.
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    Ratings & Reactions: West Brom v Villa

    Can't blame Nyland for me. If McGinn's screamer goes in, Tammy gets just one of a hatful of great chances or the ref or the assistant aren't totally **** blind then it's 3 points.