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Nothing To Lose At Anfield So Please Have A Go Villa

No one is giving us a pray at Anfield tomorrow. Why would they?. Liverpool the new league champions are unbeaten in 56 home league games. Winning their last 23 in a row. So the Villa really has got nothing to lose. I think Dean Smith needs to let the shackles off and play to Villa’s strengths. If we try to sit back and contain Liverpool, then we might as well hand them the 3pts now. Villa’s best performances this season, have been when we have been on the front foot and given it a go.

The last thing I want to do is sit through another inept lacklustre 90-minute performance. I don’t think I am alone in wanting the players to play more attacking football. It’s an old clich√©, but at this stage of the season, we have nothing to lose?. We might as well go down fighting than go down with a whimper.

Fears Hopes & Aspirations

Like me, I suspect the majority of the fan base is expecting us to get spanked. But no doubt once the match kicks-off you will have everything crossed. Probably watch the game from behind the sofa, and be praying we can come away with something. I keep saying it because it’s true, we have nothing to lose in going to the Champions and playing on the front foot. That said if we keep making silly defensive mistakes, then it makes no odds what we do attacking wise. I do believe if we can shore up our defence, then we have a real chance of staying up.

The last time Villa won at Anfield was in 2014, under a Paul Lambert’s team that finished the season in 17th. Which consisted of players many Villa fans deemed useless. We won 1-0 thanks to Gabby Agbonlahor’s 9th-minute strike. A young Jack Grealish was an unused substitute that day, and the Ashley Westwood & Tom Cleverley midfield partnership outwitted the formidable trio of Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson & Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool. No need to rub your eyes it true?. That season Villa also beat Liverpool in the FA Cup Semi-Final.

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This victory gave Aston Villa ten points from their opening four league games for the first time since the 1998-99 season. Ironically Paul Lambert was sacked in February, Tim Sherwood took over, he changed the way we played because we had nothing to lose, and Villa survived by the skin of our teeth. What that result shows us is that regardless of the quality of the opposition tomorrow, Villa has a slim chance but only if we change tact.

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Match Facts

Villa’s only two victories in their past 34 top-flight away fixtures came against Norwich in October and Burnley in January.

Jack Grealish has gone nine league appearances without a goal and only contributed one assist in those matches.

Liverpool’s only defeat against a side in the relegation zone in their past 24 league matches at Anfield came against Swansea City in January 2017.

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AVFCVillablog
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Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
3 months ago

In fairness Taylor did okay, Mings was a little static for both goals.
Real issue is would Targett have been any better?
Said earlier I would have had Elmo, Konsa, Mings and switched Hause to LB.
Luiz played well again, just not sure why we didn’t bring Nakamba on as a reaction to the dream subs Klopp brought on.

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

its ok all,
weve only got man u next.

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

the usual,we run out of steam and they had the subs to make it count.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
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If Taylor starts again,always goal from his made useless,jack misses decent chance

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago

Any player want to score play villa or just against Taylor

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago

2setpieces again wasted,

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

oh shit.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
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Jcv
Your Welsh mate will be defending Taylor on other blog

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

he was caught napping for that goal.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
Reply to  jcv

Always

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago

Water break strikes again,Taylor you muppet

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

so far so good.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago

Why have we not played like this all season , everyone putting in some effort

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
3 months ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Yep, good 1st half, I do wish we could hold onto the ball better but I yhink 3 shots on target and defending well.
I feared the worst when Salah unmarked in the box in 1st 5 mins, but we are doing okay.
Would absolutely love us to get something out of this. Henderson & Firmino not playing they look out of sorts.

Muz1
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Muz1
3 months ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Yes, at least we put some effort in that half, will need to put at least the same in for the second half as well, as Liverpool will surely up it in this half.

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

oh well.
we can live in hope so CMON YOU LIONS

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

i recon Samatta has thrown his toys out of his pram

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
Reply to  jcv

Would you blame him,matches he should have started benched Davis missed good chances in them games,has anyone seen Davis s ore

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
3 months ago

COME ON YOU LIONS

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

hi lads,
same old team then.DS really hasnt got a fucking clue.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
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Smith is that bad he is making Bruce and Lambert look like pep

AVFCVillablog
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3 months ago

Team News – comment image

Vancouvervillan
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3 months ago
Reply to  AVFCVillablog

Hi BB
Reina maybe the biggest surprise there. I thought he may have shuffled Hause to LB, Konsa with Mings & Elmo but its been difficult trying to figure out the starting line up all season.
Still think, injuries apart, we may have done better with a settled side. Not sure i know our best 11 and convinced Smith doesn’t either.

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

hi mate,
both el ghazi and trez.
suicide.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago

Where will Taylor hide today,samatta dropped,drink water not even in squad ,Spanish lad got 20 mins January was worse than anything under lambert

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
3 months ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

Agree, terrible signings, looked like no one available so we just went through the motions

Muz1
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Muz1
3 months ago

CHELSEA 1-0

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
3 months ago

Results going our way again, just need Chelski to perform now.

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
3 months ago

Nice post Begley.
As Muz says below the time to sit and defend & hope for a point was earlier in the season. Fact is had we done that Earlier on we might not be in this situation. There was some logic for approaching the restart with that keep it tight game plan but I think the west ham win now means we need as many points on the board as possible. We have in effect a free swing at it the next two games with no one expecting anything, surely we have to have a go.

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
3 months ago

No-one expecting anything, except Begley that is ?

Muz1
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Muz1
3 months ago

Its not just tomorrow , we have to go for it in all our remaining games.
The odd draw will not be enough now. To pick up draws here and there would have been beneficial earlier in the season, it has been left far too late to try and defend for a point at this stage.
I feel WHU will be OK with their run in , so the final place will be between us and Watford and they look to have a couple of games they could win , whereas we can’t buy a win for love or money.
We can only hope against hope that we can get a win from somewhere but on current form before and after the break things look bleak.

HenleyVillain
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HenleyVillain
3 months ago
Reply to  Muz1

Yep, it’s bleak, very bleak indeed. And they will be smarting from the spanking by Man C. Samatta and Davis to start up front again, pack the midfield and play without wingers is how Smith might play it ?

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago

the usual,we run out of steam and they had the subs to make it count.

Big fat ron
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Big fat ron
3 months ago
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If Taylor starts again,always goal from his made useless,jack misses decent chance

Vancouvervillan
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Vancouvervillan
3 months ago
Reply to  Big fat ron

In fairness Taylor did okay, Mings was a little static for both goals.
Real issue is would Targett have been any better?
Said earlier I would have had Elmo, Konsa, Mings and switched Hause to LB.
Luiz played well again, just not sure why we didn’t bring Nakamba on as a reaction to the dream subs Klopp brought on.

jcv
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jcv
3 months ago
Reply to  jcv

its ok all,
weve only got man u next.

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