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03 Mar 2021 18:53:41
Ramsey or McGinn off for Sanson, we have no control in midfield again.
My point the other day, would Deano make a change if its not forced by injury.

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03 Mar 2021 19:32:52
2 slow making changes he should of rolled the dice the minute they went down to 10 men, another games hurting not having a second decent striker.

03 Mar 2021 19:35:01
At half time I regretfully said this was a game for Barkley due to their defensive play. Took too long to do anything.

03 Mar 2021 19:57:39
Surely that answers your question as to why Sanson ent playing?

03 Mar 2021 18:51:10
Got to make this pressure tell at some point. Can't go another game like the West Ham one where we come away with nothing despite the performance.

Watkins and El Ghazi linking up well and doing a good job of isolating Jagielka.

Ref having a stinker, Bryan should be on a yellow, which would change the whole game from that point.

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03 Mar 2021 18:49:13
Not much to choose between the two sides other than Sheffield can pass. I said the same side as Leeds was not the way to go and so it's proved.

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03 Mar 2021 19:30:15
We're crap and it's the refs fault, mind boggling.

03 Mar 2021 18:37:56
Ramsey needs a bit of coaching to not run away all the time. After giving it away he should have stayed on the front foot and closed down. He then should have been in behind Targett on the cover to stop that cross.
Not villifying him for the goal, just something he needs to work on to play at this level regularly.

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03 Mar 2021 18:51:50
Let’s mahammed was at fault for that mate get him off go with 3 at the back bring on dougie.

03 Mar 2021 19:03:31
Need an in form Barkley on the pitch pronto, not playing bad but we are playing to much in our own half. come on villa we can score a couple here.

03 Mar 2021 19:32:44
Literally said wasn't all his fault, just he needs to do the basics well to play at this level. If anything it was Traore not covering behind Elmo again.

03 Mar 2021 14:16:22
Tonight's game is a potential banana skin, Leeds tactics were correct and fit for purpose, however I hope this was a one off. Our performances against Sheffield over the last few years have been generally poor because of their style of play which is why I refer to the Leeds game, so Deano you picked a team to negate Leeds, please pick a team to attack the poorest team in terms of results in Premier league history. We have the players and squad to beat Sheffield comfortably tonight, let's go go for it.

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03 Mar 2021 14:37:16
Poorest team in terms of results in premier league history? Wouldn’t that be Derby? Or are these on course to beat that.

03 Mar 2021 14:37:16
Poorest team in terms of results in premier league history? Wouldn’t that be Derby? Or are these on course to beat that.

03 Mar 2021 15:40:39
It'll be a tough game tonight, I'd take a 1 nil win. Hopefully we'll get to see Sanson start or at least get more than 15 minutes.

03 Mar 2021 16:07:30
Agree Bucktooth, their really in last chance saloon and gave Liverpool a good game at times the other night.

I wouldn’t change the team from the other night to be honest.

03 Mar 2021 16:30:26
Really tough defence to try to break down. I don't think utd will sit back either. They defended so well against us on the first day, with 10 men. Jack will be a big miss this time around. I'd take 3 points however they come. Scrappy is fine tonight. This game could go either way. I hope Smith tinkers with the starting line up.

03 Mar 2021 16:32:47
Posting on here reminds me of being at home at times, contradiction of nearly everything I say, Chris are you sure you are not related to my missus.

03 Mar 2021 16:58:11
Just seen on sky that we've lost every game we've played on a Wednesday evening this season! Now there's an omen!

03 Mar 2021 16:58:35
Tonight will be a real test of our flexibility in terms of team selection.
SU will come at us firing live rounds and Martinez will have to be on his toes.
After about 60mins Wilder will send on Sharp to upset everyone in Claret and blue.
Konsa and Mings and Elmo will need to be on their respective games as Sharp will harass them any way he can.
Remember the 3-3 at VP when he got one kicking the ball out of the keepers hands and then another that was offside. A real handful.
I would settle for 1 point, 3 would be heaven sent.
Back 4 will be as usual,
Marvellous in front, Douglas and McGinn just in front and Barklay, Ollie and Anwar running the frontline.

03 Mar 2021 17:04:28
Again showing how fragile you are mate, I literally asked you a question as I didn’t know the answer and you sounded as though you did😂.

03 Mar 2021 17:07:17
Same line up as the Leeds game. Watkins should be able to get the better of Jagielka.

Review Of The Day 3rd March 2021

03 Mar 2021 07:39:06
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 3rd March 2021

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02 Mar 2021 18:35:42
just wanted to say RIP Ian St John a truly great footballer of the old school who became a really talented pundit alongside Greavisie.

my thoughts go out to his family and the Liverpool football club for their loss.

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03 Mar 2021 13:15:48
Agree pluffy, RIP Ian St John.

Marcin Bulka

02 Mar 2021 16:53:21
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new player profile about, Marcin Bulka

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Top 10 - British Centre-Backs

02 Mar 2021 16:52:36
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Top 10 - British Centre-Backs

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02 Mar 2021 18:39:23
Ed, I enjoy reading your articles and respect your views, but to be honest I wouldn’t swap any of your top 3 for either Konsa or Mings. Tyrone has had a few brain farts this season but his recent performances suggest he’s getting back to his best, he looked particularly solid in the last match against Leeds.
It is a very subjective talking point I know, but I think I would have Lewis Dunk in there as well.
Two of your top 3 are English but I can’t honestly see either making the euros ahead of the likes of Maguire, Stones, Mings etc.
I often agree with you, but I am struggling to do so on this occasion.

{Ed001's Note - that's ok, but I would suggest that Southgate is not someone who I would look to as a pointer, the guy is a clueless gimp in a waistcoat who knows less about football than Robbie Savage. I can understand why you like Mings, on his day he is excellent, but he is unreliable and goes through far too many games where he is poor. Lewis Dunk I like but he has not been anything like as good as a player as either Webster or White this season. However he is a very good captain for Brighton, so he would always be in their team first. Even mentioning Maguire just shows how bad the choices are by England as he is truly awful.}

02 Mar 2021 19:09:02
From a purely English point of view Craig Dawson, tho not everyone's cup of tea, has been in excellent form for Wet Spam this season but obviously won't be going to the Euros.

{Ed001's Note - very good point Moose. He is a very good defender, but he took a while to break into their team. Since being in there he has looked excellent. I actually forgot about him when I was writing this! There is always one or two that I forget with these lists.} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 19:23:08
That’s fair enough Ed.
I’m not a fan of Southgate either, but I don’t really think if it was anybody else, that either Tompkins or Mee would be in with a shout, apart from Sean Dyche and Roy Hodgson perhaps.

{Ed001's Note - that doesn't mean they are not good defenders. Ask any Burnley fan and they will tell you Mee is their key player, far more important than Tarkowski. I feel sorry for Mee, he has, to a large extent, carried Keane and Tarkowski but they get the plaudits. The minute he was not alongside them, they were awful. It has taken Keane years to adjust since moving to Everton. He is a bit like Dunk, in that he is a leader. And Tompkins has been excellent for Palace but he is not good enough on the ball for international football (plus he does seem to get too many injuries to risk taking to a tournament).} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 19:31:48
How about Jordan Henderson? 🤔😂😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - you know what, he was surprisingly good in defence, but he is still midfielder playing out of position and it showed at times. It does show how bad things got that he was at the back.} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 19:32:31
As long as you don`t take Konsa out for him Ed 😂😂.

{Ed001's Note - I really like Konsa to be honest, I think he has everything to be a key defender for the next ten years. Villa need to make sure they hold onto him.} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 20:11:41
Yes Ed I've found it strange that with centre halves available, admittedly not exactly 1st choice, he's played him and Fabinho out of position, but yes, Henderson has impressed. As for Konsa, it won't be long before he's offered an improved contract 🤞.

{Ed001's Note - it is about communication. Though after seeing Rhys Williams play, I would have picked my mother over him, let alone Henderson! Konsa fully deserves a lengthy deal, at least then someone has to pay through the nose if you do lose him. Centre-backs of his quality are few and far between these days.} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 20:26:20
Rolls Royce of a player, reminds me of Rio Ferdinand, imperial 😁👑.

{Ed001's Note - my mother? So she always tells me, but I was thinking she just meant that she was not to be rushed.} Become a Patron!

02 Mar 2021 20:28:25
Its nice that he's appreciated outside of the Villa circle Ed as we can obviously be a shade biased 😁 but I've a feeling he'll just keep getting better, hopefully we'll be successful and finally be able to keep our best players and really push on 🤞.

{Ed001's Note - he is very good. It is only inexperience that stopped him being higher in the list.} Become a Patron!

03 Mar 2021 09:14:32
Gomez is the only 1 I wouldn’t agree with Ed he shouldn’t be near that top 5 this year imo.

{Ed001's Note - he was playing really well before picking up his injury with England after a rocky start to the season. If he had stayed at that level he would have been top 3, especially after last season. He is a far better player than he is ever given credit for and still only 23.}

03 Mar 2021 11:20:13
I’ll admit I didn’t watch Liverpool much this season apart from the start of the season where he was pretty bad, especially in the game against us he was particularly horrendous, I think maybe he was subbed after about 5 goals, but even VVD was pretty bad that nite so maybe unfair to judge him. still I would switch him with stones, he’s being great this year beside Dias and scoring goals aswel, being biased I think this season konsa is miles ahead of him he has being very impressive in all but maybe 2 games and even at that he was decent in those 2 games he hasn’t had a mare this season but like u say Gomez was very good last season.

{Ed001's Note - Stones has been good alongside Dias, but as I pointed out he has two defensive midfielders protecting him and they rarely give up chances for opponents to get at him. So it is difficult to say he has suddenly become great, rather than he is just being very much shielded.

Unlike Gomez, Liverpool play a much more open style and rely on the centre-back pair to do the defending one on one with forwards. You can see what happened on an off day against you, but Gomez was targeted by every single forward whenever he was partnered with VVD and Liverpool still had an excellent defensive record. He did well.

I can see why you think Konsa is ahead of him and he may well move past him when he has more experience. However right now, I think a longer period of excellence wins out. It is just a shame Gomez has to go away with England because almost every injury he has suffered has been on international duty!

If only Dias was British, now there is a defender and a half.}

03 Mar 2021 12:30:57
Well it certainly stirred up some debate Ed, maybe you should do the same for Goalkeepers, full backs, midfielders and strikers 👍.

{Ed001's Note - I do a different position every so often mark. I will be doing left-backs next time. If you can be bothered you will find them on ourfootball news and views site. I just leave a bit of a gap between each one of them to make sure that it is not just pretty much a repeat of the last time I did one.} Become a Patron!

03 Mar 2021 14:10:34
Ok Ed, I’ll take a look at that. Left backs should be interesting, hopefully Matt Targett will be well up on your list mate. He’s probably the most improved player at Villa, since last season.

{Ed001's Note - he has improved a lot but I won't know until I start looking at left-backs to sort out an order. He was very highly rated as a youngster, always ahead of Luke Shaw in the pecking order until he picked up an injury just as Southampton needed to bring in a left-back to the first team. Shaw stepped in instead and the rest is history. If Targett had steered clear of injuries things could well have been very different.}

02 Mar 2021 12:31:02
Looks like the speculation regarding Jack's injury lay off of four to six weeks wasn't far off the mark. Deano's interview today didn't sound promising as he isn't training. So we will see if Deano can adapt the ultra defensive performance against Leeds with set ups that will show far more offensive tactics. The performance on Saturday was welcomed, but many on here had been calling for change for a while.

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02 Mar 2021 13:20:47
Indeed Scotty, I think we need to address the possession side of things now, we were much better against Leeds, but we need to try and retain the ball better than we have been, and stop giving it away.
If we have the ball, teams can`t hurt us.
I do not like watching teams give us a lesson in passing, we have been there before.
As for Jacks injury, I think they have known from the beginning what the problem was.
We cannot be a one man team, there has to be a plan in place, in the event of Jacks absence or departure.

02 Mar 2021 13:39:20
I would like to see sanson start and trez think he will have a point to prove and it keeps the player on there toes knowing that jacks out.

03 Mar 2021 10:11:46
I'd like to see sanson start at dm and mcginn pushed higher up, trez on the right and I suppose el ghazi on the left. I'd want Ramsey in there somewhere too but pushing mcginn further up might get in the way of that.

03 Mar 2021 11:26:38
I think Barkley and Doug will start tonight we need creativity against the bottom team we should be under no pressure defensively, if Barkley not performing I’d hook him at half time and give sanson the second half, we have enough of dm’s we don’t need him playing that role, I think it will be

Martinez
Elmo konsa mings targett
Maginn Doug
El gazhi Barkley traore
Watkins

Maybe Ramsey will get the nod instead of Barkley but the way dean was talking about Ross yesterday I expect him to start.

03 Mar 2021 12:21:29
Don't underestimate them Whack, they may be bottom but whenever I've seen them they've always given a good account of themselves, just can't score. I'd rather us be pragmatic and grind out a victory than be dismissive of their threat, go gung ho and regret it. Same XI for me, possibly Sanson for Mcginn, give him a rest.

 


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