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  1. Londonastonvilla

    Ratings & Reactions: Villa v West Brom

    I don't think we have any chance of making automatic promotion places now.....
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    Pre-match thread

    Defensively we look more solid but we don't seem to be able to hold the ball up in attack,playing Davis with Abraham might help. Not optimistic but you never know with Villa. 4-4
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    Ratings & Reactions: Brentford v Villa

    Somebody earlier said there are reasons why our squad is shit and they don't blame smith or Bruce. I think this is a accurate assessment .Its difficult to judge smith too harshly because he has players who don't suit his style. Has he improved the playing style compared to Bruce - No Are any players playing better under Smith than Bruce?Elphick? Elgazi and Adomah are they any good.?On tonight's showing No Our midfield lacks steel and creativityand our defence can't bring the ball forward safely. The strange thing is we have some really good players Mings ,McGinn,Abraham and goalkeeper.I thought Hutton did ok but the rest were poor.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    It's over for this season.Some of the transfer business tells me the owners want reduce the FFP penalties and concentrate on next year. The loaning of Hogan to a promotion rival only makes sense if we don't care about this season and want to sell him in the summer. The team is disjointed and is not going up this season. Hopefully Smith can start to get in the players that are comfortable playing his style of football.Seeing Norwich v Leeds reinforces how slow and ponderos we are.There is going to be a huge clear out this summer and that could be a good thing.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I think next game against reading is vital.Win that and we could be much closer to playoffs. Taking one game at a time is something Villa fans tend not to do .We look forward far too much and put pressure on ourselves.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Villa v Ipswich

    Negative energy from fans makes players play worse.Creative players avoid anything risky and defenders make more mistakes. Yes the team are not playing as well as they could. but with toxic atmosphere promotion is impossible.
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    Pre-match thread

    Hope crowd stay with team even if Hull score first. Would like to see Adomah back because I think he provides more defensive cover.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    We need to be patient. Farke Norwich manager started May 2017 finished in 14th place in first season. Our squad is unbalanced defence is weak and players like Bolassie and El gazi I don't think are suited to getting promoted from championship.Sorting this out is long term job.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Wigan v Villa

    We may be overreacting here. We played badly with a makeshift team People have been calling for new signings especially in defence do we expect new players added to team only assembled in August to suddenly play well.We have some good players but we don't have a team.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Wigan v Villa

    The way so many of our players seem to be underperforming could be due to the pressure we put on our players. People have stated we should be winning our next 4/5 games easily ,this league is unpredictable,we have an extremely unbalanced squad,how many games have these players played together Our defence yesterday how many times have they played together?
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    Ratings & Reactions: Wigan v Villa

    Terrible performance terrible result Scapegoat this time well it can't be Nyland ,Hutton,Elhamody,Bruce,Hogan need some new ones
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I think our season rests on how long Jack is out for,if it's a long term injury I think we will struggle to make playoffs. Surprisingly Tzaneube is also a crucial player to our new style of football as none of the other defenders are comfortable on the ball . I hope Smith rests most of first team for FA cup game and maybe a week's rest may help our performances.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    WThis talk of winning our next 6 easy games is misguided. We are not good enough to put a run together like that.This reminds me of Bruce's first season initially we did very well then after January transfer window there was a slump due to new players taking time to adapt.At the moment play offs seem a possibility not certainty. I worry a bit about tiredness ,under Bruce our players struggled with 2 matches a week and Smith favours a more pressing game which. requires a higher level of fitness .I think Smith is going to need time to get players in who can play his style of football.
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    Dean Smith

    I think Smith is doing great job and Bruce is being blamed for our poor start. Our preseason was affected by talk of administration,Grealish transfer saga ran on for weeks,loan signings didn't arrive until last day of transfer window after we had played a few games . I think any manager would have struggled with these circumstances and many of our first team Abraham ,McGinni,Bolasie,El gazi only played together after transfer window closed.
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    The Tim Sherwood Thread

    When he was appointed it should have only been a short term appointment until the summer. We needed an experienced manager to carry out the rebuild.At the time I thought the team that went down was one of the worst villa teams I had ever seen but a lot of those players were actually pretty good they needed more experience around them some players like Terry etc and relegation might not have happened