January 1, 2016 at 9:54 am #766451
of all our games , this will be the turning point .
if we cant beat sunderland , that is the end .
garde is too cautious , we have to go for a win .
he MUST start traore , and probably grealish , with gestede .
lescott can play left back , and bacuna defensive mid with veretout and gana.January 2, 2016 at 5:01 pm #769142
well we didnt , confirming certain relegation , with a weak manager , ramshackle team , and dismal owners .
did garde start traore ? no ignoring a gift .
did he give kozak pitch time to get up to speed ? no , another gift , as gestede has shown himself to be a very slow plodder .
another silly goal gets us on the back foot again , richards is not a very bright center back .
bacuna did well except for another silly mistake leading to the final nail .
traore makes lots of mistakes , but is a game winner .
gill had a very poor game except for his goal .
grealish was nothing again , cant see clubs queing up for him now .
cisshoko brought some much needed solidity , why wasnt he recalled sooner – to save a bit of cash ???
no matter now , a win was essential , this match clearly showed which team wanted it more .January 2, 2016 at 5:28 pm #769295
Can’t see any way you can beat the drop now I’m sorry to say. You need a “Big Sam” type of manager and players with more bottle than some of your current squad. Hope I’m wrongJanuary 4, 2016 at 10:22 am #772442
Big Sam has hardly done wonders at Sunderland! They had just lost 4 in row until they beat us.. and yet again we were undone by individual mistakes when for most game we were better team.
Jackdaw, Why is our manager weak? Personally I think he is doing all he can with a weak squad.. Kozak is not the answer!
You bizzarly think Guzan is top class! I can assure you this is not a sentiment agreed by any Villa fans I know.. he is a liability and breeding such uncertainty that all the defence have no confidence.. the second sunderland goal was shocking by him! Id be dissapointed if the U10 keeper of the team I coach conceded a goal like this at the near post.. if there is a worst keepr in league then I don’t know who it is! Keepers need to do more than pull off a reaction save every now and then.. his inability to kick a ball is also putting our defence under a lot of pressure.. if we get a new keeper then I think we will look a lot lot stronger defensively.. of course he is not the sole reason we are where we are but in my opinion a huge contributing factor.. Sherwodd tried to bring in Begovic for £10 mil, why decided to not sign another keeper once he joined Chelsea I will never know.. tbh id put Bunn there against Wycombe and if he does ok keep him there.. I think this is what will happen..
its all to little too late, but I hope we go down with a fight from her on in!January 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm #776615
I will state now that no other team in the Premiership will concede 3 goals by Sunderland – goes to show how bad the defense is. can someone explain to me how you cannot throw the ball to a team mate from a throw in – even 7 year olds do not make such basic errors. Also why are they not putting in a shift – the lowest ground covered per match/ player in the league. Even if you are not the most talented player you should still be putting in a shiftJanuary 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm #776630
i think player morale must be at an all time low , and they know they have half a season to get through , with little prospect of a win , and very likely some bad beatings .January 6, 2016 at 1:45 pm #776951
agree confidence is as low as posssible and we have a losing mentality.. we keep losing to individual mistakes not a general tactic or method of play.. the 3goals against sunderalnd were embarrasing. sunderland should be very worried too,, they only won because we gifted them 3 goals..
Mort WOW! really sticking your neck out there, so you think the team second bottom of league wont score 3 goals in a game apart form against a team that is bottom.. ?a very bold statement in deed, almost as crazy as peopel thinking Leicester might finish top half!
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