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  1. Rotterdam82
    Rotterdam82 July 20, 2013 at 5:48 pm . Reply

    Your worried because we havent won a pre-season game..are you for real. How about saying ‘I’m delighted we havent lost one’. FFS they are just friendlies. This does not mean we will either struggle or challenge for a CL place.
    UTV 🙂

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 7:01 pm . Reply

      You seriously think we could challenge for a CL place!! You must be on happy pills or something!

      1. Rotterdam82
        Rotterdam82 July 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm . Reply

        If you read what I said again you will look like a complete prick! And you say I’m on happy pills!

    2. adam2231
      adam2231 July 20, 2013 at 10:50 pm . Reply

      I’m not really worried just noting a few observations.

      I remeber when Spurs were managed by Ramos, they won all there pre season games. Yet scored very little points at the beginning.

      But you’re right. I should look more at then positives

  2. Benno
    Benno July 20, 2013 at 7:23 pm . Reply

    Okore will start, either with Baker or Vlaar. PL didnt pay 4m for him to sit on the bench. I doubt Clark will start in midfield ahead of Delph or Sylla.

  3. Adam
    Adam July 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm . Reply

    We wont qualify for champions league no chance, but the result is still meaningless I wouldn’t have cared if we had won 8-0. Aslong as the team is settled and fit come Arsenal that’s all that matters.

    1. Rotterdam82
      Rotterdam82 July 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm . Reply

      Adam.. Same applies to you as oohah … FFS read what I said! No wonder people are slagging this site off. Just engage brain before replying, or better still read the comments PROPERLY!

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 8:35 pm . Reply

        I see what you meant now Rotterdam I read it wrong too much sun 🙂

      2. Adam
        Adam July 20, 2013 at 9:35 pm . Reply

        Yeh sorry I skim read yours and saw oohahs.

  4. Foxy
    Foxy July 20, 2013 at 7:33 pm . Reply

    Clark was rubbish today, couldn’t decide what to do with the ball and more often than not thumped it clear. Tony Moon was excellent and Baker was in the thick of it. Westwood’s goal was great. Their first was probably a fluke but the second was very poor defending. Please Lambert don’t put Clark in defence this year!

  5. Bencey83
    Bencey83 July 20, 2013 at 8:10 pm . Reply

    Lambert hasn’t played his strongest side yet, so we can’t really judge how we’re going to do when the league starts.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 8:31 pm . Reply

      Shouldn’t need our strongest side to beat wycombe ffs. Like Bradford we still havnt progressed

  6. Bencey83
    Bencey83 July 20, 2013 at 8:23 pm . Reply

    What do people think is our strongest side at the moment?

    Guzan, Luna, Okore, Vlaar, Lowton, Delph, Sylla, Westwood, Gabby, Benteke, Weimann

    Looks a pretty decent side to me, with Tonev and Helenius to come on in attack. Baker as cover at the back. Might even consider playing Baker at left back instead of Luna or instead of Vlaar in the centre.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 8:33 pm . Reply

      I’d have baker and Okore to start of with as ch. from what my mates are telling me of Luna from Germany trip he is very similar to Bennett crap defender but half decent going fwd. So for the 3rd season running we still havnt got a decent left bk pathetic

  7. Benno
    Benno July 20, 2013 at 8:49 pm . Reply

    Its interesting to see the team he put out today for the first 50 mins. It looks to me as if that will be the back 4, with the exception that Okore comes in for Clark. In midfield, it will be Bacuna and Westwood as he played today. There is no way EL Ahmadi will be in the team, which may mean he is looking for a creative midfielder (hopefully) and then the front 3 will be the same as last season…with Tonev and Helenius providing competition for places.

  8. Adam
    Adam July 20, 2013 at 9:36 pm . Reply

    Clark is shit I hope he doesn’t play this season was gutted to see he signed a new contract.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 21, 2013 at 2:11 am . Reply

      Yeah I’m not impressed with him either tbh. Baker is a lot better I’m surprised lambert extended his contract tbh it’s not like anyone else would want him.

  9. Bencey83
    Bencey83 July 20, 2013 at 10:57 pm . Reply

    Can’t really judge Luna too harshly after 50 minutes of a pre-season friendly. It’ll take him a while to adjust. I was also hoping he’d be a solid defender though. It’s been too long since we’ve been solid at the back. I grew up knowing Villa as one of the best defensive sides in the league, so it would nice to see us get back to that. If he’s going to play Bacuna, I’d rather see Westwood and Sylla start with him and Delph on the bench, although Delph was starting to show some real promise and dogged determination towards the end of last season.

  10. Richie
    Richie July 21, 2013 at 9:43 am . Reply

    Haven’t been on this site for a quite a while, but nothing ever changes. Always the same people, or should I say person moaning. Oohah, do you ever cheer up?
    Moaning about pre season results is a new low. Pre season is there for fitness and integrating new players in. The results are not important. Teams have won all their pre season games and then gone on to start terribly in the league and vice versa.
    And then you complain about Luna, a player you have never even seen. Again reaching new depths of pure negativity.
    Anyway, I’m remaining positive and upbeat (try it oohah, maybe you wouldn’t be so miserable then). With Benteke on board for 2013/4, I am optimistic we can finish comfortably in the top half, maybe even challenging the Europa league places.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 21, 2013 at 10:55 am . Reply

      If we sign a quality ch cm and left bk then u will be super positive promise. But I don’t think we will be getting anyone else in. To me the defense is still a major worry pre season or not we ate still conceding from corners!

  11. Morgan Villa
    Morgan Villa July 21, 2013 at 9:57 am . Reply

    Is it time we stopped the Petrov round of applause, he is now fit amd well and in a new job at the club and in my opinion would now like to move on from the illness that ended his playing career. I know some would disagree but i just feel he would want to move on from it as anyone would

    1. Vaze
      Vaze July 21, 2013 at 10:30 am . Reply

      I’m with you on that, Wigan was as fitting a tribute and thank you to Stan as any player could have wished for and for me that should be it now.

      He knows that we were, are, and always will be behind him in his battle, but fingers crossed, he seems to have won.

      I would be in favour of a round of ‘one Stilyan Petrov’ but feel that the minute’s applause was a great show of spontaneous support that could be lost if it drags on.

      1. Morgan Villa
        Morgan Villa July 21, 2013 at 10:46 am . Reply

        I think chanting his name is a great idea, I hope the club and Stan make an announcement on this before the season starts.

        I was not at Wigan but i was in the holte end for the last home game they were magical scenes and made me even more proud to be a Villa fan UTV

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 21, 2013 at 10:58 am . Reply

      Agree mate it’s not like he was a player who we all particularly rated when he did play and has become more popular since his illness. But he is certainly a hero the way he has fought it and dealt with it with the minimum of fuss. Players like benteke should look at what Stan has gone through and be ashamed of themselves IMO

  12. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus July 21, 2013 at 10:19 am . Reply

    they are just friendlies and should be taken for what they are, I am however a little concerned by the defensive frailties shown over the games, its not being negative it is just a concern as they seem to be the exact same problems we had last season, im hoping we will have learnt from that.
    still they are just friendlies and we shouldn’t be judging players on the face of them saying luna is crap is the same as saying helenius is the new benteke on the balance of the games so far.
    we’ve got a really tough start to the season and im fully expecting us to be round about the relegation zone come the end of sept, I don’t expect us to stay there but what im saying is once more it’ll be up to the fans to get and stay behind the team again, especially at VP.
    us fans were outstanding last season and we will need to be again.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 21, 2013 at 11:00 am . Reply

      That’s my biggest worry NM we are virtually starting with the same shite defense with a left bk who by all accounts is no better than Bennett and that joker vlaar will play. Even though it was a friendly yesterday the fact is we still cannot keep a clean sheet and are still conceding from corners. Lambert really hasn’t got a clue about defense and still no definite defensive coach per se

  13. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus July 21, 2013 at 10:22 am . Reply

    I agree morgan, people in recovery from anything need a point to move on and rise to new challenges otherwise they become the image of a victim, someone to pity. the new season is the perfect time to start anew.
    so pleased for stan though and im sure he would agree too.

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