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09 Mar 2021 07:39:12
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Review Of The Day 9th March 2021

09 Mar 2021 07:39:07
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 9th March 2021

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08 Mar 2021 22:03:33
2 games in hand over Liverpool and still haven't played Everton or Spurs.
Europe may be a pipe dream but it's still there for the taking if we can drag ourselves back into form.

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08 Mar 2021 22:43:56
4 points off spurs and 4 off Everton would be lovely, might be pushing it though😂😂 1 of those seasons that anything can happen.

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08 Mar 2021 20:40:34
Has anyone heard about the extent of sansons injury.

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08 Mar 2021 21:30:13
I saw somewhere possible return March 12 but don’t hold me to that.

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08 Mar 2021 12:09:17
The Barkley question will not go away.
Why does Smith continue to include him in the matchday squad?
It is pretty obvious that he is lacking in the Prem ability. He looks like he wants to be a star but fails to shine. Some players need/ want special attention, adulation from all around them. They don't believe that they have to pay the bill before getting the treatment they desire.
Smith seems to want him which is worrying to fans who see what they see not what the manager sees.
On his current performance level he is at best lower championship, not even near the top players. For himself this must be a huge concern as if AVFC fail to keep him Chelsea won't want him. Tuchel is a hard task master but Barkley is more a soft centre who seldom runs.
Undoubtedly his finest game was against Liverpool but on the night we exposed their soft underbelly, others have since done the same.
If we don't sign him where will he go?
That question we cannot hope to answer so it is up to Barkley to pull his finger out and earn his place.
Final question.
Is it in the agreement with Chelsea that Smith includes him in his matchday squad if fit or even worse has to play him if fit and that is why he either gets subbed or comes on late in the game so as to honour the agreement?

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08 Mar 2021 13:34:08
I think the question is more likely to go away if you stop posting the question ;)
Barkley is struggling for form, Smith has seen that and taken him out of the starting 11.

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08 Mar 2021 14:22:28
Dont remember ever asking the question previously. : (.

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08 Mar 2021 15:56:47
Sure we're all losing patience but he's still a quality player. People loved him a few months ago before his injury.

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08 Mar 2021 16:47:05
Good point Dave, I think removing him from the first 11 is the right thing to do. Removal from the whole match day squad seems OTT.

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08 Mar 2021 19:29:59
Let's see what fight Ross has in his locker, he can surely affect his future either at Villa or any other team that might take him, by showing the quality he obviously thinks he has. He must be aware of fans current feelings for his recent performances, given the chance Ross please show us why you were once in the England set up.

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08 Mar 2021 19:30:35
We need players with ability and a good work ethic.
Barkley has shown at times he has the first requirement but he fails miserably with the second.
Chris you mentioned the distance he covers in games, all I can say to that is, you hardly ever see him break out of a jog, and you can cover a lot of miles jogging for 90 minutes.

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08 Mar 2021 19:39:27
He’s not keeping anyone better out of the squad, he’s not being good enough to start but who else do we have in that position that would be an improvement for the bench, also we’re paying his wages so I’m sure smith wants at least some of his money’s worth, for now I’m in agreement that his place is on the bench, maybe when jack comes back he will improve but I won’t hold my breath.

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08 Mar 2021 20:14:20
I agree you can Mark, but very rarely does it put you in the top 2 if the rest of the team are sprinting. He gets about the pitch as much as we need him to, nine times out of ten he is where you want him for an attacking midfielder, both when we have the ball and when we don’t. His issue is he isn’t doing anything when he is there, he isn’t effecting the game in spite of his effort not because of a lack of it. Nothing is coming off for him, up until recently he was still trying to be creative but in his last few performances before he was dropped he just played completely within himself, no creative spark or any attempt to be creative.

As whatattack has put, he isn’t keeping anyone better out of the team. So on the bench hoping he can find form coming on for the last 15 here and there is the best place if we don’t want the sandals to come out and the season to grind to a complete halt.

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Liverpool v Fulham - A Liverpool Perspective

08 Mar 2021 12:06:07
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Liverpool v Chelsea - A Liverpool Perspective

08 Mar 2021 07:39:06
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07 Mar 2021 19:56:22
Frightening how time passes, my son just shown me, Juan Pablo Angles son, scoring his debut goal . Playing in Columbia, he took his goal, just like his Dad .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

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07 Mar 2021 21:52:58
If its on video we will probably put in a bid!

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07 Mar 2021 15:51:00
Given that when we signed Barkley on loan we were also interested in his teammate, Loftus-Cheek, does anyone now think we have made the wrong decision?
Loftus-Cheek instrumental in Fulham's change in form whereas Barkley appears abject, unfit, bereft of any ideas and is clearly part of our current problems when he's on the pitch.

{Ed014's Note - Barkley is over hyped garbage! No idea why you bothered with, has literally done nothing forever!

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07 Mar 2021 17:41:35
He was good when he came but he’s a shadow of that now, my brother in law is mad Chelsea fan he said he has 1 good game in 4 at best. lots of bad players in the premier league at the moment take willian Jose yesterday did he even touch the ball the whole time he was on the pitch, compare him to what Ollie done yesterday and I find myself thankful of the players we signed permanently this year.

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07 Mar 2021 18:18:42
Wolves in peace. You have a bargain in Watkins, lively, very awkward, knows where the goal is, unlucky yesterday. We should have done you late on.

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07 Mar 2021 18:25:12
You should have to be fair but should of being 2 nil at half time, probably evened itself out, best of luck going forward👍.

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07 Mar 2021 18:44:29
It’s such a weird one with Barkley, looking at his running stats earlier, he’s top 2 nearly every game for miles covered etc, but he has no effect. He looks uninterested but his stats show the opposite, I think he’s just severely out of form, and potentially very over rated. We saw some of his performances for us have been brilliant, but maybe that’s the best there is, and he can’t do it week in week out. Even say the Leicester game, he was largely a passenger, but his one moment of magic got us the win. But if we can rely on that at least every other game, at a minimum, then what’s the point having him in the squad.

Plus he doesn’t fit in at Villa, he actually uses both feet😂.

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07 Mar 2021 18:57:09
Hear Hear Ed, said it weeks ago, he is a bad apple and part of the reason for our decline in form, no question.

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07 Mar 2021 23:00:45
I don’t get how all these pundits are saying what a bargain he is for 35 million. are they blind or just trying to encourage us to make fools of ourselves.

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07 Mar 2021 18:17:13
I think we can all see what Barkley is now. This was last chance saloon for him and he's blown it.

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08 Mar 2021 08:32:33
To be honest whatattack I haven’t seen any pundits talking about him being a bargain or anything along them lines.

Alex Scott ripped him a new one the other week, she had obviously done her research and spoke about how frustrated the fans are getting with him and how despite Smith giving him ample opportunity he just isn’t taking it.

It would take something seriously special from the rest of the season for us to be interested.

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08 Mar 2021 09:16:10
Just yesterday read an article from frank McAvennie, 35 million bargain was the headline it’s on news now, read another of the same ilk from a different bloke who I can’t remember his name in mid week. hence my post lol.

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08 Mar 2021 11:55:31
I had to stop using that news now mate, some of the stuff that’s on there is decent but the majority is garbage.

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08 Mar 2021 19:42:00
Agree it’s mostly bs but it’s the main source for villa news so we got to sieve through it to find the relevant stuff. are there other sites like it that I don’t know about? In relation to villa of coarse.

{Ed001's Note - try searching for news aggregators. That is all it is and it would rather have clickbait sites in its feed than quality news sites, so it has to be worth looking for one that chooses quality over spamming people in the hope of making money.}

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08 Mar 2021 21:00:44
When I realised how bad news now was I did find a decent app, you selected what team you wanted and went from there. Best thing was they always included the author in the headline. Got a new phone and haven’t been able to find it since.

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07 Mar 2021 11:19:39
Anyone seen the video of jacks instergram messages to someone's girlfriend. Must have sent it at yesterday's game 😂.

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07 Mar 2021 10:39:51
Hi Chris, I started a conversation with you the other day and I got called away for work and I've being swamped since,

I disagree about the bit of luck with our Leeds goal, Ollie was clearly trying to curl the ball into the top corner but slipped and ended up passing to AEG, it caught everyone cold except AEG,
We defended well against Leeds and we broke up play in mid field well.
It was a decent performance but would u like to see it every week? I think not, that's how Burnley play every week and to quote some posters on here "a disease to football" their style has being described as.

we are nowhere the standard that we were before Christmas and every pundit in the country has seen it and commented on it so I know I'm not alone. this season has being a huge improvement on last and we have made huge strides forward but the last 8 games have being closer to last years performance that before Xmas performance, to many times Wednesday night we had the ball in Sheffield half and 1 of our guys has being in front of a Sheffield player and stopped, turned around and played it backwards, I say take them on, so what if u lose it cause they weren't coming out of their half either way, just hoofing it into the box clearly wasn't working especially before the subs cause we had nobody in there.

I don't even have that many issues with the players cause it's deans job to instruct them, he picked a defensive team to play Leeds, got a result and then picked the same team to play the bottom of the league team who only won 3 games prior to that, I think they scored more than one goal only once this season but I'm not 100% on it, either way they don't score much goals so I think his team selection was wrong to start with, then he should of changed something at half time but didn't, he left it to late to make subs, when he did make them we were camped in and around their box, they might of got out of their half once and fluffed it that one time, if we had that pressure on them for the whole second half instead of the last 15-20 mins I think we would of grabbed a goal,

All in all it's my opinion that deans team selection and delaying in making subs has cost us on quiet a few occasions lately, I'm not calling for him to be sacked as I like him I just want him to be sharper, more ruthless and make the brave decisions earlier when needed.

He let our best cover for RB slot go on loan, he wouldn't let Davis go on loan while not playing him, he bought a center midfield player when we had loads, Barkley, Ramsey, maginn, nakamba, luiz, hourihan, and evening jack played center at times but we had 1 sub striker who he clearly doesn't rate, 15 million would of being better spent on a striker or even try to loan 1 for the second half of the season, even saying that I can forgive those things but we need him to utilise the squad he does have and for me he's not being doing that to a high enough standard lately.

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07 Mar 2021 11:09:17
Hi mate, I remember our conversation but wasn’t it just around the last time we put in a good performance? I don’t understand why you’ve gone into the rest of all of that?

On the goal at Leeds, watch it back, Watkins isn’t looking at the goal seconds before he crosses it, his eyes are way to the right of it. Plus, watch him shoot, he smashes it whenever he does, if he shoots in that situation there’s no way El Ghazi is controlling it as comfortable as he does. That was a well measured cross, into a brilliant run.

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07 Mar 2021 14:43:21
Lol I posted that comment on Friday I don’t know why it’s just showing up now😂😂.

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07 Mar 2021 14:44:14
Also whack, £15m isn't going to buy a forward better than we Davis.

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07 Mar 2021 14:54:01
At the time of posting I was trying to clear up some miscommunication on the understanding of a previous post, we will have to agree to disagree on the Leeds goal😀 for the record I thought his team selection was good for wolves and changes made were positive, not his fault Barkley is horrible lately and didn’t have any effect and Davis what can I say he’s just not good enough. and to make myself clear I’m not calling for dean to be sacked I want him to act faster and vary his starting 11 for different types of games, which I thought he did for wolves.

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07 Mar 2021 17:10:36
No worries at all mate, I was very confused as we’ve spoke a few times since! 😂.

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07 Mar 2021 17:38:05
Hi bucktooth, it would buy someone better than Davis mate, Barry is better than Davis, samatta was better than Davis, and they are just players we bought, how much did Brentford pay for Toney I think it was around 15 million and he’s a million miles better than Davis. the list could go on and on. I’m not saying sanson is not worth the money we paid but we had other more important areas needing strengthing.

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