Luton-Villa; we should go for it.

I’ve seen certain views that suggest that the last thing we want is cup runs.
I quite simply think that’s a terrible opinion and my attitude is that you should play every single game with a view to winning. The whole idea of the game is to score more goals than the opposition and if you lose that aim, you might as well not bother; it’s as simple as that.

Yes, I can see the argument that you lose some with the aim of winning the bigger prize, but that’s not what it’s about at all, for me.

So it’s really disappointing to have read that we might actually make 11 changes for this game!
That’s crazy, as we have players who can’t be fully up to speed this early in the season, surely?

I believe we need to play what RDM considers our best side and get them out there, winning. Which is what we should do, if you look at it on average.
Luton, at the end of the day, play in League 2 (4th division in old money) and even though they’ve had a good start after a 3-0 win against Plymouth, we should have plenty in hand to beat them.
Of course, we’ve lost the odd league cup game recently against supposedly inferior opposition, which just shows how you can seriously slip up at times, but we need to start demonstrating that we can take out what on average are lesser teams, if we’re to show signs that we’re moving forward.

The likes of Man U and Arsenal etc can ignore/take the proverbial out of this competition if they want, but I hold them in a lower regard because of it.
At the end of the day, it’s still silverware.

Play our best side and look to saving/resting players after they’ve actually done something, in my opinion.

We’ll stuff Luton, if we have the right mindset, with the right side.
But the second string will probably struggle.

I really hope RDM takes this seriously.


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  1. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan August 11, 2016 at 6:46 am . Reply

    Ooha should be happy now no cup run in a mickey mouse cup.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 11, 2016 at 2:20 pm . Reply

      Not bothered that we are out but fuming at performance

  2. nath
    nath August 11, 2016 at 6:59 am . Reply

    very disappointing performance, last night game shows where we are. its not where we would like or hoped. villa in my opinion have progressed nowhere. this management team seemed to achieved nothing.damning assessment and its very worrying.luton are a solid team, but nothing special and no disrespect meant. they deserved the win for totally dominating the game, after the first 30mins. they wrestled the control and they looked the better side for the rest of the game.

    life is too short to care or talk about the wrongs, so many things went wrong. if i was the manager. i would start with basics. defending richards second half and okore all game as central defenders. central defenders need to be able to read the game. both can not manage this simple but basic requirement, this means both chase the game, they leave their post chasing players and ball pressing the game and leaving a massive hole for the opposition to exploit. if that was all lol they can’t pass ball tackle or clear the ball. beats me how okore manages to dress himself

    villa were the better team first 30 minutes, but lost control this is alarming. this means we haven’t progressed at all. we are a team of individuals 11 egos out for themselves. RDM has won things player and manager, he has to realize the problem. i am not even touching the other problems we have.

    ayew, gestede richard, okore i think these players are not villa players. they offer nothing for the team basics. they are maverick wannabes, i would have sold them the first offer. we are not a premiership team and need 11 players working hard for the team. we can’t afford ego players playing for themselves.

    scary future and optimism for the season has gone, if we lose elphick for the season through injury, we will be relegated again.

  3. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum August 11, 2016 at 7:00 am . Reply


  4. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan August 11, 2016 at 7:48 am . Reply

    I’m amazed how just one result can change someones optimism well that’s happened to me alarm bells have now began to 2 games for me if we get nothing I’ll be straight on RDMs back & want a change.we just simply aren’t good enough

  5. steve
    steve August 11, 2016 at 8:16 am . Reply

    I played full back in a crap league.
    But the basics:
    1 mark your man
    2 show him wide
    3 do not (at all costs) let him cross
    4 if you go forward make sure a midfielder covers your position
    5 if the play is on the opposite flank drift across so the centre backs can cover the other full back.
    6 More often than not you are facing the ball so win your headers.
    7 safety first – if in doubt kick it out.


    THE BASICS ???????

    Hutton and Amavi do not do any of these which puts pressure on everyone else.
    I know we want Amavi to come good and he does look good going forward but just look at the goals we have conceded with him in the team.

    1. South coast villan
      South coast villan August 11, 2016 at 8:28 am . Reply

      I don’t think we have a choice but to go back to basics and get some new recruits in….now
      Before its to late!!!

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 11, 2016 at 2:19 pm . Reply

      I personnal would use Armavi as a left midfield or winger

      1. South coast villan
        South coast villan August 11, 2016 at 6:51 pm . Reply

        He would be perfect there to. We all know what his strengths & weaknesses are so that would work well, good shout oohah

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath August 11, 2016 at 8:23 pm . Reply

          Thank you 👍

  6. Saddened
    Saddened August 11, 2016 at 11:35 am . Reply

    What a shower of sh1t, the second half was the best example of what is wrong with football – They could not give a toss as their wages are still paid, no desire to win, no passion.. Ugh they make me want to be violently sick.

    On The positive side though, our owner was there to realise what a bunch of absolute crap he has purchased, so he may now wake up and smell the coffee, rather than thinking promotion is guaranteed….. As I think his priority on that performance is NOT being relegated !

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