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If they park the bus like they did at Liverpool they'll shit on us but if they try to take the game to us like they did in their other games I'll be more confident, especially if Praet and Maddison are fit again. Looking forward to Under shitting on Targett off the bench. :fc:

 

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Praet/Maddison Mendy Tielemans

Justin Soyuncu Evans Castagne

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Taking in to consideration their result against Liverpool, and ours against Man City - i would take 'form' with a pinch of salt this early in the season.

 

We are more than capable of beating these so long as we turn up with the right attitude. 

 

We have shown time after time that when we turn up, we are more than capable of beating any team in the league, it's the inconsistency that seems to be the ugly wart stuck to our club!

 

Anyway...back to the point....yeah we'll win but should man mark Grealish.  Take him away and Villa's infrastructure crumbles.

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7 hours ago, Pliskin said:

Really don’t know. The Liverpool game is one I’d imagine you can forget, because it was a real freak incident, of deflects goals and Liverpool just not bothering to turn up. 
 

But our defeat to west ham was a worry. Guess it boils down to who turns up on the day. Really can’t call it. 

I actually think villa turned up and played very well. Take nothing away from them . They have developed from last season and Barkley could have had a hat trick. This will see how we are going Grealish and Barkley looked very good together. Mings is a very good defender. And Ollie up front will be busing . I’m always normally very positive. Still think we can win but far from easy . 

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3 hours ago, waylander said:

I actually think villa turned up and played very well. Take nothing away from them . They have developed from last season and Barkley could have had a hat trick. This will see how we are going Grealish and Barkley looked very good together. Mings is a very good defender. And Ollie up front will be busing . I’m always normally very positive. Still think we can win but far from easy . 

Hmmm, Villa were up for it but there’s no way they were 7-2 better. I know the score line can’t be argued but three of the goals were deflections, and Gomes gave the ball away for another. So Liverpool really gifted half of the goals to them. But credit to Villa like you say their attacking threat was clinical on the day and made Liverpool pay. 
 

Im starting to sway more towards defeat in all honesty, there are few teams this season who I think we will really struggle to compete with. Villa’s style of play V Liverpool is one which is normally a nightmare for us, as West Ham showed we’re still very soft and if you are aggressive in the press and get into our faces we crumble. I can see this being a pretty comfortable afternoon for Villa, they are a team capable of playing this way. 

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19 minutes ago, Pliskin said:

Hmmm, Villa were up for it but there’s no way they were 7-2 better. I know the score line can’t be argued but three of the goals were deflections, and Gomes gave the ball away for another. So Liverpool really gifted half of the goals to them. But credit to Villa like you say their attacking threat was clinical on the day and made Liverpool pay. 
 

Im starting to sway more towards defeat in all honesty, there are few teams this season who I think we will really struggle to compete with. Villa’s style of play V Liverpool is one which is normally a nightmare for us, as West Ham showed we’re still very soft and if you are aggressive in the press and get into our faces we crumble. I can see this being a pretty comfortable afternoon for Villa, they are a team capable of playing this way. 

I can see what you are trying to say and agree to some extent, but Watkins also hit the bar late and they could have just as well have scored another 2 or 3 goals, given the great chances they had/created (including 1 on 1s). 10 goals would not necessarily have flattered Villa on the day, and even without the deflections they could well have still gotten 7 goals against Liverpool. It was just one of those days when about everything they tried worked. 

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1 hour ago, Pliskin said:

Hmmm, Villa were up for it but there’s no way they were 7-2 better. I know the score line can’t be argued but three of the goals were deflections, and Gomes gave the ball away for another. So Liverpool really gifted half of the goals to them. But credit to Villa like you say their attacking threat was clinical on the day and made Liverpool pay. 
 

Im starting to sway more towards defeat in all honesty, there are few teams this season who I think we will really struggle to compete with. Villa’s style of play V Liverpool is one which is normally a nightmare for us, as West Ham showed we’re still very soft and if you are aggressive in the press and get into our faces we crumble. I can see this being a pretty comfortable afternoon for Villa, they are a team capable of playing this way. 

Going to be an interesting weekend all round. Hope they had all the luck against villa and we get a bit . 

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5 hours ago, adejo92 said:

Taking in to consideration their result against Liverpool, and ours against Man City - i would take 'form' with a pinch of salt this early in the season.

 

We are more than capable of beating these so long as we turn up with the right attitude. 

 

We have shown time after time that when we turn up, we are more than capable of beating any team in the league, it's the inconsistency that seems to be the ugly wart stuck to our club!

 

Anyway...back to the point....yeah we'll win but should man mark Grealish.  Take him away and Villa's infrastructure crumbles.

I agree with stopping Grealish. And I’m 100% confident Chestnut can. 

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4 hours ago, Pliskin said:

Hmmm, Villa were up for it but there’s no way they were 7-2 better. I know the score line can’t be argued but three of the goals were deflections, and Gomes gave the ball away for another. So Liverpool really gifted half of the goals to them. But credit to Villa like you say their attacking threat was clinical on the day and made Liverpool pay. 
 

Im starting to sway more towards defeat in all honesty, there are few teams this season who I think we will really struggle to compete with. Villa’s style of play V Liverpool is one which is normally a nightmare for us, as West Ham showed we’re still very soft and if you are aggressive in the press and get into our faces we crumble. I can see this being a pretty comfortable afternoon for Villa, they are a team capable of playing this way. 

..the really strange thing was that they played a different style in the cup than they did in the league!!!

  They made us look poor in the cup and then resorted to their normal approach in the league and we beat them comfortably.

  They would be stupid not to set up to counter.

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13 hours ago, Pliskin said:

Surely he swaps Justin and Castagne around. Timmy showed today he is quality on that LWB position, and we have an issue defending that far post, which Timmy with his height will help to resolve?

I mean, Villa have one threat and it’s their left winger. If Brendan switches Tim off Grealish he’d need his head examined.

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Despite their start to the season you know they'll do a copy and paste of what West Ham did to us. No way they come here and try to play expansively given what we did to Man City and then subsequently what West Ham did to us. 

 

If Maddison and Praet aren't fit to start we're in big trouble. 

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I'm a bit worried about this. West Ham proved we are vulnerable. 

I think Villa have played a blinder signing Barkley - him and Grealish together is a serious proposition. 

 

We need Maddison back, for sure.

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15 hours ago, Grebfromgrebland said:

Dreading this one. Villa know how to beat us and probably will again unless Brendan changes it up.

 

By that I mean don't go for the high possession camp around their box type of mentality. We did that against West ham and they punished us. Villa will want to do the same.

 

We need to be a bit more savvy and maybe try and counter them or at least play differently. 

They know how to beat us? 

We spanked them twice last season, and their keeper had the game of his life at Villa Park in the cup semi. 

Add the incredible VAR penalty not given as well. 

They are decent and have improved, but we've easily got enough about us to put them away

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As always, I looked at our opponents’ pre-match thread. I can save you the time …

 

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Not the most humble, or nuanced fans are they?

 

These “killers” are in this division only by the grace of some jokester-god.  While it will require our best, they need another spanking.

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37 minutes ago, KingsX said:

As always, I looked at our opponents’ pre-match thread. I can save you the time …

 

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Not the most humble, or nuanced fans are they?

 

These “killers” are in this division only by the grace of some jokester-god.  While it will require our best, they need another spanking.

 

A man who puts on his armour should not speak like one who is taking it off. 

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23 minutes ago, RumbleFox said:

Is Cags injured? 

 

If he is, we could be starting big and little Wes with only Benko and an exhausted Evans for cover.

 

If Jonny plays for NI Wednesday, that’s five full hours in six days, with less than four days to recover …

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13 minutes ago, Finnegan said:

A man who puts on his armour should not speak like one who is taking it off. 

 

On behalf of my eternal soul, I should thank you … that quotation sent me to a Bible study website for the first time in my life.

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17 hours ago, Grebfromgrebland said:

Dreading this one. Villa know how to beat us and probably will again unless Brendan changes it up.

 

By that I mean don't go for the high possession camp around their box type of mentality. We did that against West ham and they punished us. Villa will want to do the same.

 

We need to be a bit more savvy and maybe try and counter them or at least play differently. 

 

Missing something here...

 

We beat them 4-1 at their place, and 4-0 at ours. The latter game was the last time they played us.

 

 

 

 

 

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