Liverpool 0 Villa 1 We’ve done it again!

Well, well well. That was a nice turn up for the books mugging the scousers in their own back yard. I think it’s fair to say we are fast becoming Liverpool’s bogey team at Anfield.

Like most fans I feared the worst in this game especially without Vlaar and Benteke. But great credit to Baker (motm) and Sendeross who were magnificent tonight. Yes they were without 2 star names but so were we and they still replaced them with nearly £50m worth of talent.

Even though they had the majority of possession we always looked comfortable and to be fair there was only a couple of times they looked like scoring. The first 20 mins was superb as we took the game to them and you can tell they were very wary of us. After we scored we went back to type and sat back. Ok we got away with it today so no complaints but this cannot continue as better more creative teams will punish us. I thought those days were over tbh.

Having more experience in the team helped us see this game through and Hutton and Sendross bullying Sterling and Balottelli respectively was pure gamesmanship and great to watch. It was a great team performance and the whole team was greater than its sum parts.

On another note having a bearded Irishman and Scotsman must have put the fear of god into our players long may it continue.

Well done Villa great performance and great result. 🙂

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  1. GIDDYVILLAN September 14, 2014 at 10:29 am . Reply

    I think the word the BBC sports headline uses is appropriate ‘GUTSY performance ‘.

  2. Bencey83 September 14, 2014 at 10:40 am . Reply

    Remember, Benteke will be coming back from a serious injury. It will take him a while to get back up to speed.

    1. DSVilla September 14, 2014 at 12:43 pm . Reply

      Fair point Bencey. Much as we are desperate to see him back he needs to brought in gradually to hopefully avoid him breaking down.

  3. Richie September 14, 2014 at 11:11 am . Reply

    Keane has made a world of difference. Suddenly, we are defending set plays well, coping under pressure and actually doing something positive with our corners and free kicks, all of which were diabolical over the previous 2 seasons. Thats what good coaching can achieve.
    And the fight and team spirit is far better. Credit to Roy, his beard and Lambert for bringing him in.

  4. nath September 14, 2014 at 1:30 pm . Reply

    to be fair not all villa fans thought we would lose

    i predicted us in the preview, 2 give um a conundrum, they couldn’t work out.thats how it panned out. villa aven’t changed in tactics just the personal are able 2 carry out the tactics of the manager. players that stood out were all the team. total team performance just glad baker was given mom by tv

    the possession counts for nothing if you can’t score, pool for all their possession rarely threatened our goal, yeah one came back of the post, but at anfield you expect 2 defend more than usual. we had strong defensive shape which all players held, this was why keeping possession was not easy. but the secret 2 our success was keeping the defensive shape.

    rodgors was a gentleman in his assessment of the game, no sour grapes, well done to villa players and manager and coaches, i care not for possession just 3points. iam not getting carried away by saying arsenal will find it tough a villa park next weekend, we can afford 2 be cautious and arsenal are weak at the back, iam afraid they will struggle against us

    nice to hear experts eat humble pie hope they share the recipe and tell us how it tastes

  5. jb September 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm . Reply

    They also claim that a clutch of agents are vying to represent Aston Villa’s young midfielder Jack Grealish.
    His dad does the job at the moment, but with Chelsea, Manchester United and Tottenham all interested in the 19-year-old, it may be time for a more experienced hand.

    Sunday telegraph – just wish we’d sign our best players up we can’t afford to lose anyone on the cheap…Delph and vlaar

    1. Hitchens 60 September 14, 2014 at 2:32 pm . Reply

      Spot on JB. Actually I’m not too concerned over Delph / Grealish signing new contracts but the lad needs some guidance on selecting the right agent (mercenary bunch in general). Tom Fox needs to get on with a new contract for Vlaar and also Hutton as it would be crazy to let him go now.

      1. Hitchens 60 September 14, 2014 at 2:35 pm . Reply

        Meant that I’m confident they will sign new contract

  6. Bill Pearson September 14, 2014 at 2:56 pm . Reply

    Hitchen 60 this was what got to fans with fatty Faulkner not letting fans known what’s going on in the camp, I can only assume they know something’s we don’t hopefully, I can’t imaging them letting players like Vlaar,or Hutton get away from us, unless they are saying things we dont know. So I’m like you thinking they are on top of that problem.

    1. Hitchens 60 September 14, 2014 at 4:15 pm . Reply

      Bill, I suppose it depends on the views within the player’s camp – do they want to use their last 12 months as a shop window to get a lucrative move? Vlaar, I think might decide to talk to other clubs in January before deciding. I have a feeling that Hutton would be willing to stay. Okore is critical to the future so with Vlaar out for ‘a few weeks’ I would like to see him getting a start alongside Senderos

  7. GIDDYVILLAN September 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm . Reply

    Full house Saturday??? Would be nice. 😀

  8. #HELENIUS September 14, 2014 at 8:17 pm . Reply

    This article bought a tear to my eye….a positive review from OOHAAH. What a brilliant all round performance. Grafting at its finest. A third of the way to safety already, haha.

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