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Absolutely buzzing! Great result away to the form team and 3-0 certainly didn't flatter us. Well done Bamford, wrote his name into LUFC folklore. Great to see Shackleton get a chance again and play well!

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What a performance, top quality from everyone, Bamford really is stepping up to the mark, wasn’t a fan of him starting the year as our first choice striker, but he really shone tonight
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Maybe the trick in future will be to get Alioski to tread on Paddy's toes whilst they are walking down the tunnel...Something wound him up tonight for sure.
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Not got long so...


1... Anyone bitchin about Paddy now?... :lol:

2... Magnificent over all team performance...

3... Grealish just cannot help himself, when thing's do not go his own way, diving crying tw*t, and his mate Ing's dirty barsteward... :lol:

4... Bielsa is a god :love:

Later..got to go out running late...
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SG90 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:22 pm Absolutely buzzing! Great result away to the form team and 3-0 certainly didn't flatter us. Well done Bamford, wrote his name into LUFC folklore. Great to see Shackleton get a chance again and play well!

Bamford for England! :eng:
Looked great with Klich and Shackleton in midfield. Wonder if Bielsa will do that again
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Chilli D wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:09 pm Jamie Shackleton never plays badly. A star in the making.
That's why I didn't want us to sign Cantwell.
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mothbanquet wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:12 pm I also want to salute the tactical genius of God in making that 20th min substitution. Pascal will recover, I remember Kalvin going off after a similar in our first game against Swansea(?). But that sort of decisiveness is why Bielsa is the greatest.
This. Short of defenders on the bench and he’s still prepared to play it as he sees it.
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andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:21 pm Anyone still want Ollie Watkins instead of Bamford?
One shot in added-on-time

We did a job on Grealish, Watkins, McGuin & co tonight

Tbh we looked like Brazil in their pomp :)
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CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:23 pm Maybe the trick in future will be to get Alioski to tread on Paddy's toes whilst they are walking down the tunnel...Something wound him up tonight for sure.
Not sure if you saw the game CM, but it was Mings that pissed Bamford off by dragging him up off the ground by the shirt and pushing him away with an elbow in the face. How he got away with that was unbelievable and Bamford was in a temper after it. He hardly celebrated his second goal soon afterwards because of it.

Must organise another dust up for him in every other game now. The second and third goals were outstanding.

What a superb win. - really proud of the team!
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SG90 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:28 pm That's why I didn't want us to sign Cantwell.
Absolutely agree. Chances for Shacks would have been looking slim, Now he looks like he could be key component with Phillips out.
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Fantastic performance, 1st half was good, 2nd half was sensational.

Villa couldn't cope with our movement and slick passing.

Defensively we handled them easily, Villa couldn't cope with us at all.

Even the Grealish chance off the line was caused by our sloppy play not decent Villa play.

So many great performances.

Bamford.
Shacks
Klich
Harrison
Costa
Ayling
Dallas
Rodders
And some lovely passes from Raph the one to Harrison was top draw.

Was a lot of banter between fanbases before the game, Villa fans pointing out they were unbeaten and beat Liverpool well.

Leeds fans mentioning how vs Leicester and Liverpool key players for both were missing especially Leicester.

Well based on tonight it does make you question how much of an impact those players missing had because that performance from Villa tonight made them look like the relegation threatened side they were last season.

An absolute chasm in class all over the pitch.
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Boo Radley wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:31 pm Not sure if you saw the game CM, but it was Mings that pissed Bamford off by dragging him up off the ground by the shirt and pushing him away with an elbow in the face. How he got away with that was unbelievable and Bamford was in a temper after it. He hardly celebrated his second goal soon afterwards because of it.

Must organise another dust up for him in every other game now. The second and third goals were outstanding.

What a superb win. - really proud of the team!
Shocking that Mings didn't get at least a 2nd yellow for that. There were two violent acts in there.
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See Jurgen. That’s how it’s done. Just ask the Master.😏
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Cjay wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:33 pm Well based on tonight it does make you question how much of an impact those players missing had because that performance from Villa tonight made them look like the relegation-threatened side they were last season.
Who said we needed more strength in depth? Best player missing. Captain missing. Spanish international missing.

More proof that Bielsa teams are much more than the sum of their individual parts
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paddy parrott wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:07 pm Couldn't watch '64 didn't get to listen either mate.
But so proud of this club .
You missed a treat Paddy

Football Focus, MOTD 1 & 2 should be interesting this weekend, surely they can't ignore us after that performance
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Pascal needn't worry. Same thing happened to Kalvin early on in Bielsa's reign, he will learn and improve from it.
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Aussieleeds wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:34 pm See Jurgen. That’s how it’s done. Just ask the Master.😏
It makes me laugh how much news time Van Dijk being injured is getting. We have 3 big defensive players missing, but we just get on with it, and do something like this
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andrewjohnsmith wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:09 pm That was absolutely brilliant. Grealish might have had a couple but the way we attacked was tremendous. It's almost like we invite teams in just so we can hit them with the sucker punch. Today we were sensational on the break. Best I've seen us play.
Totally agree AJS!
Yes, Villa could have gotten a goal but we could have had 6.
Our football was just wonderful to watch and we made them look the glorified Championship team that they really are.

Agree it was the best I’ve seen us play as well. Such a shame this one was on PPV.
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Cjay wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:33 pm Fantastic performance, 1st half was good, 2nd half was sensational.

Villa couldn't cope with our movement and slick passing.

Defensively we handled them easily, Villa couldn't cope with us at all.

Even the Grealish chance off the line was caused by our sloppy play not decent Villa play.

So many great performances.

Bamford.
Shacks
Klich
Harrison
Costa
Ayling
Dallas
Rodders
And some lovely passes from Raph the one to Harrison was top draw.

Was a lot of banter between fanbases before the game, Villa fans pointing out they were unbeaten and beat Liverpool well.

Leeds fans mentioning how vs Leicester and Liverpool key players for both were missing especially Leicester.

Well based on tonight it does make you question how much of an impact those players missing had because that performance from Villa tonight made them look like the relegation threatened side they were last season.

An absolute chasm in class all over the pitch.
What the CJay? You didn't list Alioski :), he was great.
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SG90 wrote: Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:36 pm Pascal needn't worry. Same thing happened to Kalvin early on in Bielsa's reign, he will learn and improve from it.
I think Strujik understands. He started well. But he would have had Grealish and Barkley running at him and not be able to put a tackle in. Obvious decision to make, although most managers would have been too weak to make it.
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