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  1. 4 hours ago, flashingqwerty said:

    When someone mis-times a tackle does that mean its not a foul?

    No, it doesn't 

    But, whilst i agree a penatly would be harsh, to the letter of the law, and in the context of your comparison, it should be a penalty.

    What is the letter of the law out of interest? I would have thought a keeper could have thrown a punch at an incoming ball. 

  2. 4 minutes ago, rjw63 said:

    Norwich are shit, they did a fair bit better than we did. that's the kind of thing that annoys me.


    I was at my brother-in-laws with some of the family and was therefore forced to watch the whole game.  It was truly horrific, and makes me glad I stopped going to games a few years back.

    At 4 or 5 nil you'd think some of our players might have felt a bit embarrassed enough to start leaving a foot in, but no. Just stood back and watched them have nothing more than a training exercise.

    Why the referee didn't book Golden Hat Trick Boy for fouling then shoving Grealish, I'd be keen to know. Drinklager was absolute pants. Hourihane was David McCallum. All the defenders should be ashamed.

    I'll be very surprised if we stay up. It might depend on if or when we acquire a goalscorer. Going by our previous signings I'm not feeling very hopeful.

    The lack of fight is a worry in fairness but I think Bournemouth and Norwich will go down and I think we'll sneak up, hopefully Brighton or Burnley will fall apart 

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  3. 2 minutes ago, DeepDish said:

    So, I have decided to take two days off work in order to see the Watford match in a few days, spent money on a plane from Oslo to London and train to Birmingham and booked a hotel Tuesday. To see a team that doesn't give a shit?

    Think this was THE game that defined our season. Either it is downhill from here (with early relegation) or we get our act together and turn the season. Now I am afraid it is the former and not the latter that we have in front of us.

    Fair play on making that trip! 

    I wouldn't think today was a season defining game tho. City and Liverpool are lightyears ahead of the rest of the league. 

  4. 2 minutes ago, ciggiesnbeer said:

    Terrible. But we all knew that. I hope the players and most importantly Smith & staff learn from this. As they should from playing against such quality.

    Yeah to be fair we were playing the Harlem Globetrotters of the Premier who I think will put a few more scorlines like that up this season. They've got noting to lose so are playing with a freedom. But our defending was very weak. 

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  5. 8 hours ago, Kiwivillan said:

    1. He has been crap for years so he has become crap or do words have no meaning?

    2. What does that even mean? 

    If you read my whole post it alluded to him suffering from confidence issues causing him to appear crap rather than him actually losing his football abilities. 

    Do you understand? Apologies it was such a complex piece I wrote. 

  6. Completely speaking from the heart rather than the head but bring him home, he's been crap for years but he didn't just become a crap player. His confidence is shot. He needs to be loved, might give him a second wind coming back. I'd take him over Glen Murray. He has a unique track record of keeping villa up. 

  7. 7 minutes ago, mattyvilla said:

    Is this 100% a loan , i'm sure it was mentioned on the radio that it was a 6 month contract with a 12 month extension if we stay up ?

    "Sky sources" are reporting a 6 month loan and that he'll return to Milan in the summer. 

  8. 3 minutes ago, rodders0223 said:

    Which is fair enough if you aren't a walking calamity. There is doing dirty work unseen and being tidy and then there is doing dirty work unseen and being a walking mistake anytime the ball drops to your feet.

    He is looking like a league 1 player at times ffs no hyperbole no exaggeration.

    So far out of his depth it is frightening.

    He's a total deer in the headlights with the ball at the minute but I think it's still very early days to give him the mob treatment. He was a lot better with the ball in the beginning, obviously confidence is suffering. Patience from fans is what he needs in my opinion. 

  9. Just now, lexicon said:

    Did so much good tonight that won't be acknowledged by most who'll focus on the bad. Bust his arse and did a hell of a job shutting down their midfielders. 

    He did a lot of great work without the ball. 

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  10. 5 minutes ago, Zatman said:

    Christophe Dugarry and Youri Djorkaeff did OK all them years back

    Yes very true and it's quite possible Giroud would be a good signing as well but his lack of form for the last two years is worrying, not sure what Djorkaeff and Dugarry's form was like before they came to the prem. I wouldn't be against the idea at all, maybe I'm just still suffering from the trauma of signing has-beens the last time we were in the prem. 

  11. 4 minutes ago, TRO said:

    However, an intrinsic belief in a battle......is usually there under any circumstances.

    Yes indeed, fair point, on paper would be an ideal signing . Although he hasn't been impressive for Chelsea since he arrived there a few years ago, not sure moving to villa now would inspire him. 

  12. 9 minutes ago, striker said:

    Wages would be a concern for either but Villa don't really have much choice at the moment.

    I'd be concerned whether a French world Cup winner in the twilight of his career would have the hunger required to slug it out in a relegation dogfight. 

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  13. The kneejerk reactionist in me wants blood after witnessing such abysmal performances lately, especially today but there's some reason I can't quantify that makes me think Smith will turn this around if given time. Could be just naivety on my part or maybe Im just afraid of getting into that Allardyce, Pardew, Moyes merry-go-round where we perpetually sign players to keep us up from year or year till we go down again eventually and maybe go bankrupt again. 

    In saying that it's becoming unbearable to watch the "performances" at the moment, we're making our direct relegation rivals look like top 4 teams. 

    I don't know what to think anymore. 

  14. My theory on why the rest of the team seem so afraid of the ball and nervous is because Jack is so much better than everyone else in the team that they don't have belief in themselves to contribute in comparison so just seek to let Jack do everything, when he does pass the ball we often end up losing possession due to the rest of the players being so shackled by fear they make basic errors which leave us constantly exposed to opposition attacks. I honestly don't believe the players are half as bad as it seems though , confidence issues are killing us in my opinion. 

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