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dorset lion

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  1. I'd welcome European football next season for all the reasons Markymark has pointed out, but Its going to take one hell of a turnaround in form looking at the teams we have left to play. I'll be happy enough with a strong finish to the season, a good summer in the transfer window and then hopefully see what this lot can do in front of a packed Villa Park when next year anything less than European football will be seen as a failure.
  2. We came up without a team, you can't recruit the amount of players we had to recruit these past two summers, remain with FFP and buy ready made top quality players. We are heading in the right direction, have a bit of patience.
  3. We are on the up, while that remains the case I'm happy. Its the summer transfer market that really has my interest as I think if we can sign a couple of attack minded players that improve what we have then we'll have a team that can go up against the very best and win.
  4. Excellent result, I don't wish to have a go at any individual considering the excellent season so far but we've looked far to pedestrian and sloppy in midfield of late, it needed freshening up.
  5. My Nephew, who is a fit and healthy 45 year old has been on a ventilator for about 3 weeks. Funny thing is in that part of the family he is the one who is into keep fit and all the unhealthy ones who tested positive didn't need hospital treatment.
  6. With so many players testing positive and the premier league applying different rules to the FA I don't see how next weeks games can go ahead. I'm expecting the season to be postponed in the next few days either by the league or the government. My main concern is long covid, some of these players may be unable to play for weeks/months and potentially it could be a career ender as it reportedly causes lung damage.
  7. All of the above combine to create the best of them all....I have a club to be proud of again, never stopped loving them but living nowhere near Villa Park and being mocked by Bournemouth fans was taking its toll. 10 years of just taking consolation in not being a bluenose was wearing a bit thin ! UP THE VILLA
  8. I'll take a point against Chelsea, I thought we looked a bit flat at times which after Boxing Day is no great surprise. Onwards and upwards, lets go stuff the Mancs at the weekend.
  9. I've heard Deano is considering giving Chelsea a sporting chance by fielding 11 players😎 It'll be a tough game but I'm quietly confident...El Ghazi and Traore get another game in which to convince DS that Barkley and Trez need not be first choice and Konsa and Hause get to play together again in the absence of Mings, who if that 2nd half against Palace is anything to go by may well come to regret that sending off because we looked better without him.
  10. That performance today was a bit special, we should have been 2 or 3 up before Mings got him self sent off, but even before that Palace had come back into it and were starting to look dangerous. At half time I thought we'd be lucky to get a draw and then we go and rip them apart with 10 men, absolutely fantastic performance. As for Mings. as good a player as he often is, he can at times be so unprofessional. The first booking was needless, the second one is a case of taking one for the team that is understandable after 80 minutes, not 40.
  11. We didn't lose this game Rog.
  12. Another game that we should have won and didn't, but at least we didn't throw away all 3 points with careless defending this time, so a small positive. Its a bit frustrating but we have improved so much I don't want to criticise individuals. UTV
  13. Not seen the game, just followed the online Sky commentary and stats, doesn't sound like there was much in it, though the Dingles seem to think were robbed which after 3 years of their "mind the gap" arrogance makes victory almost as sweet as just stuffing 'em. UTV
  14. This lot have got a lot of mouthy fans who I'd really like to silence.
  15. Sloppy in defence again, missed chances again and we were the better team again. I'm not too despondent yet, but we need to sort this out quickly before losing becomes a habit. As for VAR Its harsh but accurate and should be black and white in 99.9% of offside cases, Watkins was offside but if you can see that then you can see the defender with two arms around his neck is the reason his arm was flailing, so either give a penalty or play advantage and let the goal stand.
  16. I blame MON and Lerner, MON for walking out in a way that caused maximum damage after blowing a fortune on players he wouldn't use and Lerner for allowing the clubs finances to be run in to the ground.
  17. Excellent result, well deserved though still got frustrated at times when we got a bit sloppy when ceding possession cheaply too often. Good team performance, Trez worked his bollocks off yet again and deserves a place in the starting 11. UTV
  18. They are favourites but we are perfectly capable of beating them but I'd be happy with a draw just to stop two defeats in a row becoming a losing streak.
  19. They had four attempts on target, 3 from free kicks and their goalkeeper was one of their better players. I thought the game ebbed and flowed with both teams enjoying periods on top. Back to reality but 4 wins in 6 still represents an excellent start, now lets see how we do in the next 6 where I still fancy a decent points return.
  20. To be fair to Everton half of those were probably Duncan Ferguson 😉
  21. Strange game, Leeds intensity was hard to live with but despite there 26 ( I think was the stat ) shots I only recall the first being a clear cut chance, though I was watching on a stream that was buffering badly. We on the other hand had a forward line that just wasn't quite clicking but despite that 3 or 4 absolute sitters went begging. We had to lose at some point, now it'll be interesting to see how we respond.
  22. I like what is being done now, I read it described somewhere recently as us having a clear plan instead of sticking plaster signings. I'm not just enjoying the moment but I'm enjoying looking at a team whose age suggests they can only get better.
  23. MON's big mistake was signing far too many players who weren't good enough to push for a starting place.
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