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How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:11 pm
by 1964white
They were extremely average despite the Blunts played with ten men for the last 35 minutes.

To be fair the Blunts defended well to earn the fourth victory of a torrid season

Villa weren't great at ER, truth is we never got going.

So annoying we handed a average team three cheap points after we thrashed the hides off them at Villa Park.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:17 pm
by Mick Jones shoulder
Such is life 64 some you win, some you know the rest👌 we were poor on the day unfortunately

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:22 pm
by whiteswan
True, we never really got going and they got the early goal.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:26 pm
by YorkshireSquare
How have Wolves beaten us twice?

One defensive error against Villa, then they shut up shop and wasted sime for 45 minuites.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:28 pm
by Boo Radley
whiteswan wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:22 pm True, we never really got going and they got the early goal.
Yes, the early goal for them was key.

That allowed them to sit en masse in their own box and then dive, waste time and just be as negative as possible for the remaining 84 minutes, which they did with a passion because that’s their nature.

As seen tonight, when they go on the offensive they are so poor it’s not funny. We just needed to stop them scoring and we’d have beaten them, even playing as poorly as we did. It’s very disappointing to see that so clearly tonight.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:39 pm
by danhirons
They also destroyed Liverpool earlier in the season...they've just been very inconsistent like us

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:21 pm
by 1964white
YorkshireSquare wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:26 pm How have Wolves beaten us twice?
Two fluke goals

Wolves are no better than a Allardyce side
YorkshireSquare wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:26 pm One defensive error against Villa, then they shut up shop and wasted sime for 45 minuites.
Nothing knew there from Smith's lot.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 9:30 pm
by 1964white
Boo Radley wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:28 pm Yes, the early goal for them was key.

That allowed them to sit en masse in their own box and then dive, waste time and just be as negative as possible for the remaining 84 minutes, which they did with a passion because that’s their nature.

As seen tonight, when they go on the offensive they are so poor it’s not funny. We just needed to stop them scoring and we’d have beaten them, even playing as poorly as we did. It’s very disappointing to see that so clearly tonight.
Very disappointing Boo especially as Villa looked distinctly average again tonight

On our day we are much better side than Villa even though sit two places above us in the table

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:22 pm
by faaip
Easy question

Teams raise their games against us and no one takes us for granted. Poor reffing and the pitch also worked against us.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:43 pm
by Velotrax
faaip wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:22 pm Easy question

Teams raise their games against us and no one takes us for granted. Poor reffing and the pitch also worked against us.
We are still most teams cup final

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:01 am
by 1964white
Velotrax wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:43 pm We are still most teams cup final
Would have helped if we had turned up.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:03 am
by 1964white
faaip wrote: Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:22 pm Easy question

Teams raise their games against us and no one takes us for granted. Poor reffing and the pitch also worked against us.
Pitch is the same for both teams.

Surely we've practiced on it which should give us an advantage.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:06 am
by HarryofOz
Because football in real life is not a computer program

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:20 am
by Norm
The real answer to the thread title is because we're as inconsistent as hell, but entertaining and playing the football that everybody loves to see.

We're actually in danger of being loved by a large section of the watching neutrals.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:34 am
by 1964white
Norm wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:20 am The real answer to the thread title is because we're as inconsistent as hell, but entertaining and playing the football that everybody loves to see.

We're actually in danger of being loved by a large section of the watching neutrals.
Nail on the head, we are so inconsistent.

Yes we are entertaining although against an average Villa side for once we weren't anywhere near as flamboyant, in fact I nearly went to sleep on the sofa as we were as dull as dishwater

Injuries to key players on a large scale hasn't helped our cause one bit.

To the blunts credit they defended well for a third of the game with ten men, unconvinced how we would defend a lead with ten men as we are much more gun-ho than the majority of PL clubs.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:36 am
by faaip
1964white wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 7:03 am Pitch is the same for both teams.

Surely we've practiced on it which should give us an advantage.
Not really, we play a fastbreak high intensity game that needs a good playing surface. Villa don't

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:54 am
by Norm
I think one thing we can all agree on is that we need a new pitch, so the sooner the better.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:07 am
by CHAPELALLMAN
1964white wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:34 am Nail on the head, we are so inconsistent.

Yes we are entertaining although against an average Villa side for once we weren't anywhere near as flamboyant, in fact I nearly went to sleep on the sofa as we were as dull as dishwater

Injuries to key players on a large scale hasn't helped our cause one bit.

To the blunts credit they defended well for a third of the game with ten men, unconvinced how we would defend a lead with ten men as we are much more gun-ho than the majority of PL clubs.
It may not be popular to say so, but the team is very inconsistent - MB has pointed this out as well. As one pundit has just said, when this Leeds team are good they are very good and when they are poor they are very poor. We still need to keep an eye on the likes of Fulham and make sure the gap doesn't suddenly narrow with so many tough matches left to the end of the season. Sometimes I feel that complacency has set in about ' being an established mid table team. ' It's worth remembering too that very likely we will not finish as high in the table as the Blunts managed in their first season back, and the chances are high that it may be quite a few places lower.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:09 am
by 1964white
faaip wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:36 am Not really, we play a fastbreak high intensity game that needs a good playing surface. Villa don't
Unfortunately our high intensity style would have been impossible on the previous mudbath.

We need to find a way of adapting to the current playing surface.

Re: How the hell did Villa beat us?

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:13 am
by 1964white
CHAPELALLMAN wrote: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:07 am It may not be popular to say so, but the team is very inconsistent - MB has pointed this out as well. As one pundit has just said, when this Leeds team are good they are very good and when they are poor they are very poor. We still need to keep an eye on the likes of Fulham and make sure the gap doesn't suddenly narrow with so many tough matches left to the end of the season. Sometimes I feel that complacency has set in about ' being an established mid table team. ' It's worth remembering too that almost certainly we will not finish as high in the table as the Blunts managed in their first season back, and the chances are high that it may be quite a few places lower.
Just mentioned our difficult fixture list on another topic Chapel