Newcastle 1 – 0 Villa; This is exactly why we’re going down

I got to watch the game in the same bar as last week, but even the owner recognised that the Man Utd fans that turned up were only interested in the score and not the actual game, hence he put the Villa soundtrack on.


There was another good showing from some Villa old timers again, so things were well set up. Villa fans probably made up about a quarter of the crowd; go figure.

On to the game then and we actually looked the better side by a fair distance in the first half, but, as I suggested in the preview, it was all about the first goal and Newcastle got it.

I don’t know if I’ve hinted at it before on here, off the top of my head, but it’s struck me that if you can put a telling ball into the box against us, we’re probably going to concede.

Our defence is just shocking when it matters and Cisse just wasn’t marked at all.

That’s not to say that Newcastle are any different though and they look equally as poor a team as we are, in my opinion.

The difference is though, that once we conceded, I just couldn’t see us coming back.

Which is why, although things were better today, I think we’re really going down this time.




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  1. muzzvill
    muzzvill February 28, 2015 at 6:40 pm . Reply

    exactly badger and we are mentally fucked as a team and not up for the fight.just cant understand why he played neither of the 2 players that could make something happen. dare i suggest that he tried to play it safe today and it bit us on the arse. the truth is Sherwood is no better than Lambert. i also think there is anair or resignation with the players, and sadly i think some ofthe players couldnt give a fiddlers fuck. overpaid shower of B……S.

  2. billys boots
    billys boots February 28, 2015 at 7:18 pm . Reply

    the main difference from two years ago was that we put pressure on the ball and forced errors that gabby could capitalize on with his speed.its no wonder that we haven’t had a penalty all season. the system that they play now requires far more skillful players than we have and therefore we carry two or three passengers every game, these players are not necessarily bad but we cant afford the luxury of this. i just hope that Tim can find a system to get these players to click for the rest of the season then regroup with a full pre-season

  3. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 February 28, 2015 at 8:15 pm . Reply

    Never saw the game and can’t be arsed to read all the posts – probably due to the several bottle of wines consumed! Stats suggested we actually got into the box more and had a reasonable number of shots which must be an improvement.

    No worse off than last week – bring on the Baggies. The Villa is ours we will NOT be relegated. UTV

      GIDDYVILLAN February 28, 2015 at 8:19 pm . Reply

      DITTO UTV hic hic 😀

  4. jvillan
    jvillan February 28, 2015 at 8:34 pm . Reply

    lambert is 75 percent to blame lerner is rest
    lambert sgned up for lerners job and if he had walked last may i think he would have got another job eassily not now
    signing cole senderos richardson in summer was a complete joke and piss take at villa fans
    our ch made 3 mistakes last 2 matches 3 goals but how many saves did stoke newcastle keeper make in 2 matches
    our deadball attemps would make sunday league side blush westwood biggest culprit ,himand gabby wiemen cleverly delph have robbed their wages all season

  5. muzzvill
    muzzvill February 28, 2015 at 8:46 pm . Reply

    thats a little naive jvillan did u honestly expect Lambert to walk AWAY how many managers would as for the players he signed piss money get u piss players the three players u mentioned cost feck all which tells a story in itself. you pay peanuts lad u get monkeys that why i put a lot of this down to that yank twat

  6. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion February 28, 2015 at 8:56 pm . Reply

    I am really hacked off with the midfield Muppeteers today. Delph, Cleverley and Westwood.

    If you had never trained with Sinclair and had only his TV appearances to go on, what would stand out? He is lightweight: so he won’t turn defenders nor will he win any shoulder to shoulder challenges. He is fast: so if you boot the ball into space in front of him he has a fair chance of outsprinting the full back: He can head a ball well, if he is running on to it. When the 3 Muppeteers weren’t ignoring Sinclair completely – they were playing to his weaknesses not to his strengths. The sum of their contributions to our goal-scoring chances today – Zero. Even N’zog did more and that wasn’t much. Give Gil Bacuna and Sanchez a go, they have some better ideas.

  7. andy
    andy February 28, 2015 at 9:24 pm . Reply

    What on earth was Lowton back in the frame thought he had gone as for Hutton I cant believe anyone would consider him a football player.
    A donkey could defend better than him – as for his forays up the pitch, no problem loose the ball or put in a useless cross, inevitably other players having to defend his mistakes, while you can be assured he wont be there in the mix because he spends more time up the field than the forwards do leaving anyone to cover his position and hoping to keep himself out the lime light when our defence gets breeched yet again. I remember another player who played that trick but he was sussed just to remind you Lloyd Samual.

    #HELENIUS February 28, 2015 at 9:29 pm . Reply

    Sorry but there is absolutely no way Sherwood was told who to play. You’re off your rocker!!!

    Ego the size of Vesuvius and has done nowt but analyse his team for 2 weeks…..he thought he knew what he was doing and IMO got it horribly wrong with team selection.

    Bet Lerner’s well impressed with himself, paying off Lambert only to have an equivalent replace him….

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 1, 2015 at 12:14 am . Reply

      This is our worst nightmare come true. We all wanted lamberk gone but we also knew that Lerner would fuck up his replacement. I’m afraid we were right

  9. Tekkers48
    Tekkers48 February 28, 2015 at 10:09 pm . Reply

    I bought a villa top after the Liverpool game and look what has happened. Desperate times call for desperate measures. I am certain it is cursed so I am contemplating burning it on Monday. We’ve tried everything else !

  10. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee February 28, 2015 at 11:03 pm . Reply

    It’s sad times but we have been ruined by a gutless owner who hasn’t funded AVFC properly with big money as we are a big club.Lerner should never of bought AVFC if he couldn’t last the distance with big money.Now we are ruined by a yellow belly who will jump out as soon as he can with not a care in the world for AVFC.Im sorry but he is to blame,he appointed the managers,he stopped spending,he’s a gutless ponce with a money belt.While we still have a voice slag the prick off as loud as we can at matches so at least he gets the message.And if we do go down it will hurt him financially to.God bless Aston Villa utv sos

  11. pat57
    pat57 February 28, 2015 at 11:50 pm . Reply

    Not nice reading Villa fans slagging each other off.

    Just get real everyone – we’re absolutely gone. We now have a manager that might IMHO be the future of the club but we have a side so demoralised that they couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag.

    Not TS fault but definitely Paul Lambert’s, Randy Lerner’s and Tom Fox’s fault. Okay so we’re in the Championship next season. One of the best season’s I ever remember with the Villa was when we were in the old 3rd Division. There is life after relegation.

    I hope that TS sticks with us and builds his own team from the ground upwards. Might be the best thing in the long term anyway.


  12. Benno
    Benno March 1, 2015 at 12:01 am . Reply

    Our midfield is hopeless. To think that they dont have a goal between them this season, and I think I could count their assists on one hand. Delph and Cleverly England internationals?? What a joke.

    I cant understand Gil being left out, although I guess it was just a defensive tactic from Sherwood…but he could have brought him on at least. Bringing on Nzogbia?! FFS.

    I was hoping that I would start enjoying games more once SHerwood took over, that hasnt been the case so far…

  13. Jimbo
    Jimbo March 1, 2015 at 8:22 am . Reply

    What a surprise, negativity everywhere. Let’s face facts, lambert has cemented a negative style which will take a few games to change, it’s just whether the change has come too late. I can see what sherwood is doing, more players forward, more crosses coming it. Yesterday we dominated the first half in everyway and on another day we could havd bagged a couple. The problem is confidence is so low there is no conviction in the shooting. We can survive, need to start getting the rub of green though which we are not. Sherwood is starting with fresh slate and setting up each game to give those players who are training well. Thought today we did well and we are sh#t out of luck, it’s just whether the past 4/5 years is gunna bite us on the arse.

  14. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 March 1, 2015 at 8:46 am . Reply

    So after two games in charge Sherwood is no better than Lambert according to some on here. What did u expect bl***y miracles. There is NO manager out there that could turn us round in two games. We should have got rid Lambert earlier but TS is faced with a monumental task and an average squad to do it with. Losing like winning becomes a habit.

    That’s the sensible bit over – miracles to follow. We will not be relegated UTV

    Now I’m off to nurse my hangover! 🙂

    1. Jimbo
      Jimbo March 1, 2015 at 9:30 am . Reply

      Spot on, Jose would struggle, the players are low, need us to get behind them all the way, not the usual one bad pass and shouting “what the f##k was that”, try “keep your head up son”. Think the home games Gil and May be grealish will play but when we are away you have to hold back a little, if the goals start flying in against we are really screwed, confidence will evaporate quickly

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 1, 2015 at 11:13 am . Reply

      Disagree Pullis or Curbishley would.

  15. saddened
    saddened March 1, 2015 at 9:07 am . Reply

    We played the best I have seen the Villa play for a long time, until Newcastle scored…. Its a massive confidence issue….. We will eventually find a bit of confidence and a bit of luck, win a game and then gain more and more confidence….. We will not be relegated !

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 1, 2015 at 11:32 am . Reply

      New post gone up

  16. VillaAwayInDiv3
    VillaAwayInDiv3 March 1, 2015 at 11:24 am . Reply

    I always knew it was this blokes fault……..cheated on the day and now look whats happened………..

  17. steve
    steve March 1, 2015 at 11:29 am . Reply

    In my opinion and I am sure there a lot on here would agree we would definitely have been relegated with out so much of whimper if Lambert had stayed.
    Something else had to be done and TS has come in albeit to late.
    His main problem is a number of players have been picked for far too long without earning there right to be in the team. They have been to comfortable and content to pick up there salaries. We now need a team of fighters. Some of our better young players have either been sold or sent out on loan. TS came in after the transfer window so somehow he has got to go with this bunch most of which don’t care and haven’t got the stomach for what is needs.
    gabby should hang his head in shame.
    The sad thing is even if we do scrape out of this villa may never compete at the upper end again so maybe going down will give us something different to watch and TS could maybe build and motivate a team that we can be proud of again.

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