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Villa Lose As Dean Smith’s Villans feel the Hornet Sting

Villa lose despite a rally late on. But it was too little to late. It was definitely not the ending us Villa fans had dreamed of when the new fixtures came out. So much for expecting maximum points. We could have no real complaints on the final whistle. We got what we rightly deserved, Sweet nothing.

Throughout we looked devoid of ideas, off the pace, and we we’re lacking any creativity or cutting edge. Well that was until the introduction of Bertrand Traore and debutant Leon Bailey. They changed the dynamic of the game. They gave us some impetus but the damage had longed been done.

Who Was The Promoted Team

Let’s put this performance into some perspective. Ok Villa lose but we only had 2 shots on target in 90 minutes, and we’ve just spent 95 million on our attacking force. It was reminiscent of our first season back in the top flight. It looked like we were the newly promoted team on the receiving end of a rude awakening to an established team in the Premier league.

It’s Only One Game

I suppose we shouldn’t get too down after one loss. But it’s such a bitter pill to swallow when it comes against a newly promoted team in game one. With all losses you get a mixture of reactions, and yesterday was no different. Does the result raise doubts about what we can realistically achieve this season ? No not in my opinion. Especially given that we have spent big again, and have lofty expectations. No doubt a loss would be easier to accept had it been against a top 4 team. But this is the Premier League. If your not at it, you get punished. I am not sure Liverpool fans were calling for Klopps head when they lost to us 7-2.

Concerns

How can you not be up for the first game of the season. It’s the performance what hurts the most. When your record signing gets substituted, instead of getting you off your seat. You know the writings on the wall. To many individuals were abysmal for large periods of the game. It pains me to say it because I want us to be able to adapt when key players are not available. But we missed Ollie Watkins’ energy, and his press, big time. That said, we had Danny Ings leading the line, no disrespect to Wesley or Keinan Davis. But he’s an England international, but the poor fella was starved of service. 

It was obvious very early on, Matt Targett was having a torrid time, he was being exposed by the pace of Sarr. We were neither creating or controlling the game, but had to wait till half time before Dean Smith reacted to the situation. Soon after Watford got their third and it was game over.

I did say on the old thread I could see Smith needing to tinker & tweak things for a few weeks. But I never thought we would go down at Watford. Anyway if your looking to take a positive from yesterday. Just be grateful we wont need to wait for Dean Smith to stumble on a winning formula.

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Bigfatron
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29 days ago

If no more incomings are we better or worse off from last season
Keepers lost Heaton great understudy,now with talk of Martinez going home to play for Argentina and having to isolate on return we are much worse off
Defenders on reflection better off but depending on Konsa injury yesterday that can change very quickly
Midfield the main part of team and still no sign we have players to play there,or what dean wants to go with a 2 or 3 man or like yesterday and 4 1 4 1 formation still not good enough so worse off
Wingers injuries and international games have thwarted us but have to think we r much better,not sure on little emi where does he play
Strikers easy better off masterstroke to sign Ings
So to sum it up a decent midfielder is all we r short plus a backup keeper

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29 days ago
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Got to be worse off at this point with no Jack and all the injuries, no pre season. This time last season we were off to a flying start.
Better off with the player signings ? Think we’ll have to wait and see. I’m expecting us to build slowly and get better 2nd half of the season, at least I hope so 🙏

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
29 days ago

With a new coach lol

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29 days ago
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He certainly can tell a yarn lol

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29 days ago
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Ollie a bigger miss than Jack for me. Plenty of time to improve, 4 points from a makeshift reserve team, could be worse. One of Watkins chances goes in, or Ings point blank shot not saved yesterday and it’s a different story.
Embarrassing we have fans wanting Smith out already.

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30 days ago

Just in case you didn’t think football is broken, utd sign Ronaldo for 15 mil pay him 400,000 a week or so and their stockmarket price jumps 220 million in the 1st 24 hours !!! 🤔

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Vancouvervillan
30 days ago

Core unavailable and no Jack it looks pretty average. Konsa injury as well now!
Not been a good start at all most of the 1st team injured or sick. Maybe it’s a good job there’s an int break.

Bigfatron
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30 days ago

Really poor today off and on the field,not helped by injuries or covid ,but someone explain why Marv came on,smith is going to come under serious pressure after break to turn it around

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Again shocking reffing,tonev nearly takes head of Marv no action,truanzebe boot taken off and corner given

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Smiths subs lack of subs will be his downfall,elgastly is booked and warned still on

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Poor ref

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Cracking equalizer by the little emi

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago
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Smith could be shaky come 445 lol

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago
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Lose today and will be plenty of rumblings

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

So we are missing
Ming’s mcginn Ramsay sansom bailey traore and Watkins only fit for bench unbelievable

Bigfatron
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30 days ago
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Strange how 1 Ramsay brother can’t be included yet other can

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago
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Or Ramsay either

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Can’t wait ti international break is over ,new lads should be fit ,plus sansom

Bigfatron
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Bigfatron
30 days ago

Shocking defending by gunners

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Bigfatron
1 month ago

Football world has gone mad,100 m for players,25 million a year for two old timers and real Madrid offering 180 million for a player out of contract in a years time

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