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Aston Villa (Away) Friday August 23rd

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2 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Thing is DCL is a man with no confidence in front of goal and he’s our fucking main striker. 

He’s playing well other than his shot though, but your right... a player with no confidence sometimes needs taking out of the headlights. Take the pressure of before it gets too much.

This game is screaming out for Iwobi and Kean... direct and not scared to run at defenders.

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1 minute ago, Shukes said:

He’s playing well other than his shot though, but your right... a player with no confidence sometimes needs taking out of the headlights. Take the pressure of before it gets too much.

This game is screaming out for Iwobi and Kean... direct and not scared to run at defenders.

Well Shukes mate I’m astounded you agree with me for once 😀

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Just now, markjazzbassist said:

agreed he's played some nice 1-2's in the box, gomes is the one having the mare

Gomes has had a bad 10 minutes. Need half time to get the heads back on right.

Id be getting Kean on and hoping Gylfi can feed him.

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Just now, Shukes said:

I know we all don’t want to say it, but we need to take Bernard off for Iwobi, he just doesn’t have that final ball in him 🙁

I must be watching a different game shukes. Thought Bernard and Coleman have been our most attacking outlets 

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Just now, Palfy said:

Well Shukes mate I’m astounded you agree with me for once 😀

You actually have a 1-10 in making sense mate! 

Ot was that 1-100? 

Anyway, something like that 😉

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These lot need their heads pulling out of their arses. Absolute shambles since we went behind. Gomes stopped wanting the ball, the other forwards' second touch is a tackle and Keane isn't on a different planet. 

Mina, Digne, Coleman and Schneiderlin are the only ones fully engaged in this game. The rest need to get a fucking grip.

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15 minutes ago, johnh said:

BBC text says it was harder for DCL to miss than score.

Karen Carney said that, not the most reliable witness.

BBC also says we've had no attempts on target which that one unquestionably was.

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Just now, Finn balor said:

I must be watching a different game shukes. Thought Bernard and Coleman have been our most attacking outlets 

He’s involved mate, I just think he needs to pass before the final ball, as most attacks end at him. I really want him to be great, but I’m starting to think he just isn’t a premier player..... and trust me, it hurts to even think that. I want him to be great so badly. 

Would live nothing more than to have egg of my face 🙁

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Bollockings needed here. We've got worse as the games gone on. Too many players missing and doing basic stuff shite...Richarlisons off boil, Schneiderlein is nowhere to be seen, Gomes has strangely hit a sudden brick wall. We really need that man in the middle who can tackle everything in sight because they are going right through us at the moment.

DCL...feel for him. Really should have scored. Does many thinks well, but needs goals.

Other than that. Spot on.

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2 minutes ago, Shukes said:

I know we all don’t want to say it, but we need to take Bernard off for Iwobi, he just doesn’t have that final ball in him 🙁

Completely agree. He gets in some nice positions but it's pointless because he is wasting everything. Not to mention he is playing so far inside and way too early in the move that we have no width whatsoever.  

There are a few I could say similar too though to be honest.

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Don't get me wrong, it wasn't a harder to miss than score attempt but DCL simply has to bury that chance, especially when he's got Moise Kean breathing down his neck for the starting position. Good strikers pick their place and find it; Aguero, Henry, Drogba would have all finished that and to be in with a chance of European football we need a player of that mould that can hit the back of the net. 

Overall, not a terrible half from us although we need to both be clinical up front and stop switching off at the back. DCL off for Kean would be my chance at half-time. Iwobi for Sigurdsson on the hour mark if the latter continues to be anonymous. 

Silva looks pissed off though which is a good thing, expect a good bollocking at half time and hopefully a new team for the next 45. 

15 minutes ago, markjazzbassist said:

gomes and morgan being run over in the middle of the park.  they are just waltzing through the middle.

They've been brilliant going forward though mate, all of our passes from the middle have been on point - we just need to tighten up without the ball. 

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1 minute ago, Newty82 said:

Bollockings needed here. We've got worse as the games gone on. Too many players missing and doing basic stuff shite...Richarlisons off boil, Schneiderlein is nowhere to be seen, Gomes has strangely hit a sudden brick wall. We really need that man in the middle who can tackle everything in sight because they are going right through us at the moment.

DCL...feel for him. Really should have scored. Does many thinks well, but needs goals.

Other than that. Spot on.

Gomes doesn't strike me as fella to rely on when the chips are down.

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Awful after conceding the goal. This is why we're miles behind the top 6, we're not reactive in any way what so ever. As soon as we go down roll over and get our bellies tickled. 

Digne and Coleman constantly getting caught too high up the pitch, but the blame is on the midfield and forwards who are losing possession inexcusably. 

Gomes is having a wobble. Everyone losing their heads that pass/shot from Siggy in the last minute topped it off, what on earth was he thinking. 

Richarlison is having an awful season so far. Bernard looks good in flashes then does something stupid like the touch he had which lead to their goal. 

Schniderlin hasn't done an awful lot wrong but also hasn't made any impact on the game because he is a nothing player. 

Need to come out this second half with more confidence and patience. 

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So much overall to be pleased about, but offset by unforced turnovers, and for the 2/3 possession and passes down the wing into open space...we have ONE shot on target and are down 1-0.

Richy and Gomes aren't "on" and DCL is working hard and positioning well as usual, but also as usual not making runs and not creating danger himself.  I agree with several of the above - Iwobi and Kean can make an impact. The XI we have on the pitch today don't appear to have 2 goals in them.

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Just now, Shukes said:

He’s involved mate, I just think he needs to pass before the final ball, as most attacks end at him. I really want him to be great, but I’m starting to think he just isn’t a premier player..... and trust me, it hurts to even think that. I want him to be great so badly. 

Would live nothing more than to have egg of my face 🙁

I love watching him. He is a great footballer. I know what you mean about the final ball but he’s got DCl to play into. A great striker makes an average ball look good 

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2 minutes ago, Shukes said:

He’s involved mate, I just think he needs to pass before the final ball, as most attacks end at him. I really want him to be great, but I’m starting to think he just isn’t a premier player..... and trust me, it hurts to even think that. I want him to be great so badly. 

Would live nothing more than to have egg of my face 🙁

You’ve had so much of that you look like an omelette 

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First half  63% possession not a single shot on target.  If we don't bring a  half decent striker in in the January window its mid-table for us at best.  I can't believe Silva keeps picking DCL to start.  We will be playing for 0 - 0 draws every game but hoping to pinch a 1 - 0 win.

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That DCL chance. .. 3 of those players on the line were in a line (ie 1 player wide). They are practically asking him to put it in the corner. 

In terms of his performance he is doing some good stuff 30-40 yards from goal but there has been no quality any closer than that.

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2 minutes ago, Finn balor said:

I love watching him. He is a great footballer. I know what you mean about the final ball but he’s got DCl to play into. A great striker makes an average ball look good 

Your right mate. I’m just having one of those moments, decisions, where got thinking... is he? isn't he? It’s almost like I think.. go on son, prove me wrong.

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1 minute ago, johnh said:

First half  63% possession not a single shot on target.  If we don't bring a  half decent striker in in the January window its mid-table for us at best.  I can't believe Silva keeps picking DCL to start.  We will be playing for 0 - 0 draws every game but hoping to pinch a 1 - 0 win.

I hope you haven’t just woke up from a coma John but we’ve signed a good striker 

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6 minutes ago, Elston Gunnn said:

Iwobi and Kean for Bernard and DCL.  No later than 60 min unless they produce.

Bernard is playing MUCH better than Richy for me. 7 has done little that's threatening since he didn't get the pen call (which was a good no call).

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Just now, Finn balor said:

I hope you haven’t just woke up from a coma John but we’ve signed a good striker 

Hahaha that’s brought a smile at least. 

WAKE UP JOHN!!!

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Just now, Shukes said:

Your right mate. I’m just having one of those moments, decisions, where got thinking... is he? isn't he? It’s almost like I think.. go on son, prove me wrong.

I get you pal I really do. I just think he’s class. He’s obviously not David Silva class but with a top striker who is on his wave length he would look even better 

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7 minutes ago, johnh said:

First half  63% possession not a single shot on target.  If we don't bring a  half decent striker in in the January window its mid-table for us at best.  I can't believe Silva keeps picking DCL to start.  We will be playing for 0 - 0 draws every game but hoping to pinch a 1 - 0 win.

How was DCL's shot that was cleared off the line not on target?

Stats are crap.

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3 minutes ago, Ghoat said:

Bernard is playing MUCH better than Richy for me. 7 has done little that's threatening since he didn't get the pen call (which was a good no call).

I can’t claim Richarlison is playing well, either.  Actually none of our front 4 is doing enough.  And I think highly of Gomes, but not today.

Just don’t want to see Silva wait until 70 minutes to bring on attackers.

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