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Bdill93

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As you may all now be aware - Im villa home and away! (4 years and counting!)

What a day I had on saturday. Quite possibly the best away day (bar Wembley) I have ever experienced as a Villa fan.

Villa are getting better every week, the squad depth is great and our first team look hard to beat. We have come a very long way from Jack Grealish FC in a very short space of time - and actually, I think we're better for it!

We were very over-reliant on one, very talented and able player - now we have talent everywhere, they work as a team and man its exciting times to be a Villain.

SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (do one Ronny)
 

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As you may all now be aware - Im villa home and away! (4 years and counting!)

What a day I had on saturday. Quite possibly the best away day (bar Wembley) I have ever experienced as a Villa fan.

Villa are getting better every week, the squad depth is great and our first team look hard to beat. We have come a very long way from Jack Grealish FC in a very short space of time - and actually, I think we're better for it!

We were very over-reliant on one, very talented and able player - now we have talent everywhere, they work as a team and man its exciting times to be a Villain.

SIUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU (do one Ronny)
You can’t rely on being that outplayed and opposition being so wasteful.
 

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I can rely on a fantastic defensive record since 2019 season though. We're not aiming top 4 are we.... :ROFLMAO: All things take time

United are supposed to be title contenders......... :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
Also - we were not outplayed at all. Shots from miles away and a bit of extra possession mean absolutely F all in football. Literally just kept having to shoot from outsided the box because you couldnt get a look in. Outplayed my arse.
 

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Also - we were not outplayed at all. Shots from miles away and a bit of extra possession mean absolutely F all in football. Literally just kept having to shoot from outsided the box because you couldnt get a look in. Outplayed my arse.
Beating Manchester Utd is not a sign of progress. Ask Young Boys. It is common that United completely fail to break down half decent defensive teams, and get hammered on the counter or set pieces. Ole has not got a way of dealing with this, except cross his fingers and hope his players quality do it for him. Villa could just as easily turn up at Utd next week and lose 5-0. Turn up the week after and win 3-0. A sign of progress is playing well against your Evertons, Crystal Palaces, Wolves, etc. Teams that don't rely on player quality to get wins, but incorporate tactics to both try and defend well and get the best out of their attacking players.
 

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Beating Manchester Utd is not a sign of progress. Ask Young Boys. It is common that United completely fail to break down half decent defensive teams, and get hammered on the counter or set pieces. Ole has not got a way of dealing with this, except cross his fingers and hope his players quality do it for him. Villa could just as easily turn up at Utd next week and lose 5-0. Turn up the week after and win 3-0. A sign of progress is playing well against your Evertons, Crystal Palaces, Wolves, etc. Teams that don't rely on player quality to get wins, but incorporate tactics to both try and defend well and get the best out of their attacking players.
We beat Everton and ended their unbeaten run, beat newcastle easily and beat United.

Without Jack Grealish.

Thats progress.
 

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Watched a bit of the Arsenal game and they were fab u lusssss.
Always thought that they had a great manager.(y)

BTW McGill was always a better player than Grealish
There was only one great player with a daft haircut and he was Dutch.
 

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So in a season where refs now let players cut eachother in half and wave on play.... A shoulder barge is now a penalty. I'm lost with it all.
 

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So in a season where refs now let players cut eachother in half and wave on play.... A shoulder barge is now a penalty. I'm lost with it all.
You missed the word 'gormless' before shoulder. It was a stupid challenge to make in that situation. He made no attempt to get the ball, he just stepped across the guy.
 

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So in a season where refs now let players cut eachother in half and wave on play.... A shoulder with barge is now a penalty. I'm lost with it all.
It was a penalty in my eyes, but of course the refs have previously made bizarre non decisions with much worse challenges. Saw the half time analysis (cannot bring myself to watch Palace v Brighton live), and there was quite a meaty challenge on Welbeck that went unpunished
 

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You missed the word 'gormless' before shoulder. It was a stupid challenge to make in that situation. He made no attempt to get the ball, he just stepped across the guy.
I agree he didn't play the ball, but I'm a fan of a good old fashioned shoulder barge to put the other player out of the game... It's something I'd never like to see even as a soft free kick in the middle of the park. Let alone in the penalty box.
 

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I agree he didn't play the ball, but I'm a fan of a good old fashioned shoulder barge to put the other player out of the game... It's something I'd never like to see even as a soft free kick in the middle of the park. Let alone in the penalty box.
If you put a player out of the game in the penalty area then it is unlikely to ever end well.
 

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I was worried at the start of the season about all the changes to our team and manager but was quite impressed last night
I was impressed with Palace at Anfield, probably the best team performance wise I've seen from them and that included the infamous 3-1 win under Allardyce in 2017.

Viera has them playing some really good stuff, much better than the turgid stuff Hodgson was serving up week after week.
 
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