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I admit I have not been on here much in the last few years, personal stuff in life, but also, not really interested in the vitriolic messages, much prefer the in depth commenting. Would love the forum to stay, it is only the second one I have ever been on for Villa after the old email newsletters so keen for it to stay.
WPC 56 Hi guys, The wife and I just started watching WPC 56 and loving it, we are only a few episodes in, but I noticed that one character is seen wearing what looks like a villa scarf - does anyone know if he is meant to be a fan? Also, having never been to Birmingham, it is nice to see some of the midlands scenery, hoping to see Villa Park at some stage!
Always liked Stan, thought he got the raw end of things because he didn't score many goals (which he should have because he was a striker), but I enjoyed what he brought to the team, and how the team played when he was in it. Certainly does't mince his words on the radio.
Hi guys, Really understand the comments here, it is not good when you watch your team week in and week out, apparently playing negative football, no passing, no movement off teh ball, no one running at players with the ball, individual players getting frustrated and trying to do it all by themseves. On that last point there were a number of times Gabby, KEA had the ball and instead of slipping it in to Benteke who had a forward position, they chose to shoot instead. But, let's look through the team we have played this year- Defenders: How much have we suffered without Vlaar in the squad? 7 goals in 2.5 games shows us how much we need him. And don't forget our other first choice centre back, Okore. Would we have been better defensively if we had them both back? I think so. Baker always gives 100%, the amount of times he puts his body on the line is incredible, but it did look like he was carrying an injury and may not be at his best. Clark has good games and bad games, we know he has the talent, but maybe not ready to be first choice. If Okore and Vlaar are fit, I don;t see either Baker or Clark being in the first team. Lowton has gone off form offensively, and he was never the best defensively. I don't think we really have had a proper right back since Fernando Nelson. Bacuna and Luna - neither of them have the speed to keep up with anyone, they always come in second best. We don't have speedy wing backs, so maybe they need to learn to be better position wise? Midfield: Almost nobody passes forward in our midfield. Reminds me of Mark Draper. It's like we don't or can't see the forward pass. Part of the problem is that nobody moves off the ball. I know Westwood is always calling for the ball in the middle of the park, but he doesn't pick anyone out to pass to after, and usually loses the ball as a result. Delph and Albrighton are the only players I have seen moving and passing forward this season. That's the centre of midfield and one wing covered offensively. We need someone on the other wing and someone else to break up the opposition play in the centre. And Delph needs to stop getting silly yellow cards. KEA, Westwood both need to practise getting the target from that area in fron of the box. They get themselves in the right position, but always go for power with no direction. Each game there is at least 3 or 4 opportunities where they sky the ball instead of at least hitting the target. Imagine what an extra 3 or 4 goals a game would have done for us!?!? Attack: Benteke has been heavily marked this season. No one has given him any space, and he is frequently double or even triple teamed. Having said that, he has not been good finding other players like he was last year. Remember the backheel to Weimann at Anfield last year? None of that this year. Is it a confidence thing? Only him and PL would know. Gabby, Weimann are not wingers. They have speed, but they are speedy attackers, not speedy dribblers. Having said that, they are capable of that, but it doesn't look like their forte. Reember when we had Young and Downing on each flank, and DB9 was banging them in to keep us up? We don't have that anymore. At the end of the day, we do have good players, but I think having Okore and now Vlaar out has really hurt the team. A team that is solid defensively, takes a bit of pressure off the rest of the team to chase the game every time. I realise that spending 450 pounds for a season ticket every year to see players play poorly must sting. But it's all about perspective - would you rather have the chance to see Aston Villa at Villa Park every season or not ever have the chance to see your beloved Claret and Blue and have to get up at all hours of the night to see a poor stream on your phone from the only network that shows it? If I had the choice, I know which one I'd pick everytime!