flashingqwerty

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About flashingqwerty

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    PC's, Football, VILLA!!!

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  1. flashingqwerty

    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    id imagine the vast majority of the opposition the u23 team face would comfortably compete and beat yeovil tbh. quality of opposition aside, the u23 play a different formation, play a shorter less direct passing game and tend to focus and getting the ball in to feet or getting to the byline. they in no way play the kind of football we see from the first team week in week out. part of the first tean rhm and green may be, but unsuitable for the way the first team plays they still are, and without a change of tactics, our youth are wasted in the first team.
  2. flashingqwerty

    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    RHM, Doyle-hayes and Green all played for the u23s last season and played in a much more positive manner than today. havent seen any u23 games this season so cant comment. but they are creative and attacking players when played in a system that gives them the freedom to do so. the first team doesnt use such a system
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    Nothing 'wrong' with the starting line up persee, but the tactics were shocking! Lump the ball 50-60 yards to the smallest man on the pitch against 2 cbs who were literally a foot taller than him is joke worthy. And on the odd occasion he does win it theres no villa player within 20-30yards of him. Lunacy. Any coach worth his salt could have imposed a style of play on a squad by now, but we are still clearly struggling. Bruce brought a mental strength and togetherneds which is great but he needs to bad this up with some actual coaching as opposed to man management. I would love to see the attacking intent we saw under RDM coupled with the togetherness and strenth SB has brought, but i do not see that ever happening without a complete change in the coaching staff.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    It would be limited by the 25 man sqiad rule. I havent looked but i think there are some u21s in our 21 man squad already?
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    The club is allowed 8 loan players with a maxmum of 5 in the match day squad. So we could still bring in players fpr all our empty slots.
  6. flashingqwerty

    Ratings & Reactions: Hull v Villa

    Overall i think we were average to poor against a very poor hull side. A couple of moments of brilliamce from us got us goals, and a few good saves and some poor finishing at the otjer end kept us on top. Could so easily have gone the other way. We are going to need to be a lot better than we were tonight if we have aspirations of promotion. Fingers crossed for some quality transfers (in and out) before the window closes as i fear we will need a lot more quality to push on.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    Very disappointed in our transfer movements thus far. so much crap needs moving on and massive holes in the squad that need filling. going into the 1st game of the season with only 2 recognised cbs is a travesty - especially as one of them has hardly played over the last 2 years. i fear we will struggle against Hull up front too with only 1 fit striker in Kodjia - who is far from the player he was when he arrived here. Yes we can bring in loans until the end of August, but that means the players coming in wont have time to settle/acclimatise to the squad and system and in all likelyhood the team wont be right for a few months as a result. Looks like we will have a slow start to the season again. A few poor results and the crowd will turn. I have a bad feeling about this season...
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    If we buy then after the loan then they are our own youth
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    Steve Bruce

    I know under MON he himself negotiated player wages. Not sure if the same is true of Bruce/RDM/etc. If it is then i'd say that's grounds for sacking for gross misconduct, if not then whoever did should be sacked for it - diabolical!
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    Steve Bruce

    unfortunately Tro, poor form didnt cost us anywhere near as many points as fatigue. On more than a few occassions Bruce fielded a nearly unchanged side where we played 3 games in 7 days when he could clearly see (and later openly admitted) the players needed to be rotated. Had he done this only 2 or 3 times i could accept it, but he kept making the same mistakes, repeating the same poor decisions (like throwing 4 strikers onto the pitch at the expense of the midfield - strikers wont score if there is noone on the pitch winnig the ball or creating chances for them). Silly decisions a man of his experience shouldnt be making and certainly shouldnt have been making as often as he did, particularly when he kept admitting he made a mistake. o say 'oh i got that wrong' then to do the same thing over and over again is the reason i want him gone. I dont think he is up to it anymore.
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    Steve Bruce

    not sure why people wouldn't have realised this. The year we got relegated we had the 7th or 8th highest wage bill in the premier league, so it stands to reason we would be far ahead of anyone in the championship. We are also notoriously high payers when it comes to wages.
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    Tony Xia

    Yep, footballs coming home - it just doesn't live in England
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    Tony Xia

    We're not that lucky...
  14. flashingqwerty

    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    not sure why people are saying we only have 1 cb. Chester and Elphick make 2. SB is quoted as saying he wants to convert jedi to cb. Hutton, Bree and de laet can all play there too. We are short there but not barren
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    agreed. CB is one of those positions where you need 2/3 experienced heads and to blood youth in lesser games or in 10-15 min spells throughout until they are ready to step up. i wouldnt want huth on more than 1 year though. maybe with another year option.