Sunderland 0 – 4 Villa; Is that a misprint?

I feel really sorry for Sunderland’s fans.
Because that was the most inept and gutless performance against us that I can recall for a very long time.
And we thought we were in trouble, with the manager having to go, just a few weeks ago?
I’ll be very surprised if Gus Poyet hasn’t resigned by monday, as it was obvious to me that the players just don’t want to do it for him.
Still, it takes two teams to make a match and I’m not going to dwell on Sunderland’s woes, as we’ve had our fair share of the same, for far too long.

We did all that was required of us, in that we battled and won the balls where and when it mattered.
Bacuna and N’zogbia ran riot over Sunderland’s midfield, with Delph and even Cleverley just being far too good for the opposition today.
Frankly, that wasn’t difficult. When you see even Benteke getting time on the ball to play passes, you just know there’s something wrong.

The goals came so thick and fast that I can hardly remember them all.
1) Bacuna played a lovely ball in for benteke to sidefoot it home.
2) John O’Shea misjudged a long ball. Gabby got in behind him and cooly put it beyond Pantillimon. I’ll just call him Pants, because that’s what he was, today.
3) the ball comes in from the right and Gabby just drifts around two defenders who really didn’t seem to care, to fire home again.
4) Probably the most embarrassing of all. Bacuna floats one in and Benteke heads home so casually, it was frankly a joke.

4-0 up at half time then and the home fans had started to stream out before the interval.
The traditional season ticket and a scarf were thrown at the Sunderland bench and I just felt sorry.
Even worse, the fans booed the home side when they came back on. Which was just sad.
Fans of any club shouldn’t have to undergo what we saw today, in my opinion.

And just as you’d expect, we took our foot totally off the gas, which quite disappointed me, as I felt there were easily more goals to come.
Still, while it would have been nice to improve our goal difference further, there really was no need to kill ourselves. We’d done the job.
Although Sunderland did have a couple of chances.

The icing on the cake?
Hepburn-Murphy getting 10 minutes on the pitch.
What was Lambert thinking?

Oh, I nearly forgot.
Lambert wasn’t managing us was he?

And didn’t it show?

The Tim Sherwood show goes on and I’m loving it.

Dare I mention Europa league?


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  1. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee March 16, 2015 at 2:45 pm . Reply

    Gus Poyets out on his ear think we might have hit that final nail into his coffin.Sweaty sock has been linked ?..

  2. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 2:59 pm . Reply

    I think we probably did them a favour. Although I think Villa has a much better squad I think they’ve been a bit like the Villa in not playing to their potential.

    Might get someone in who can give them a lift.

  3. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson March 16, 2015 at 5:03 pm . Reply

    Pat57 goes to show player power is around in teams, we had things being said weeks ago about Abonglahor and dressing room disturbances, two coaches sacked over bulling, we never did know why? might they have been worrying over their jobs and players unhappy but couldn’t say. Gus Poyet might have hit a brick wall with players, take a look at John O’Shea game Brown the same, Ex Man players playing like children, Sunderland didn’t play first half ,question now is did Villa take the foot off the gas? or guilty minds came into play from the Sunderland players.Saturday will be interesting.

  4. andrew
    andrew March 16, 2015 at 7:22 pm . Reply

    wembley info just released. 31,799 allocation but a very complex sales criteria that was never that difficult from last time

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 16, 2015 at 10:24 pm . Reply

      Typical villa Havnt a fuckin clue. Should be sold to all ST holders first regardless of where they sit then fans with booking history then on sale to anyone who has any left. St holders can have 6 so you will find they only need 2 and will sell the ither4 on eBay or ticket master etc

      1. #HELENIUS
        #HELENIUS March 17, 2015 at 10:50 am . Reply

        Wrong – They can have 6 as long as those other 5 have reference numbers meeting the same criteria…..It’s a quicker way to deal with it, rather than all 6 phoning in!!

      2. BWS
        BWS March 17, 2015 at 12:11 pm . Reply

        20000 season ticket holders each having 6 tickets each = 60000 SF tickets from a 31,799 allocation???
        Fair enough.

        1. BWS
          BWS March 18, 2015 at 9:47 am . Reply

          (120, 000)

  5. badger123
    badger123 March 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm . Reply

    North stand STHs get priority over Holte end STHs?
    That doesn’t seem right???

    1. andrew
      andrew March 16, 2015 at 9:39 pm . Reply

      ive had season tickets for previous 6 years but didnt renew this year as i bought a house but have been to 4 games in the leauge. i went to leicester cup game but went via a cash turnstile so as it stands i have only one fa cup game on my history (wba) so have little chance getting a ticket

      1. David Cameron
        David Cameron March 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm . Reply

        I’m the Primeminister. I am an over privileged Etonian and fake Villa fan so your taxes will pay for my ticket. Ho ho ho. You plebs!

        1. Prince William
          Prince William March 16, 2015 at 9:56 pm . Reply

          I am Prince William. I am going to wear my crown to the match. And possibly an ermine fur too. Come on you Villans! Hoorah!!!!

          1. Bum Bum
            Bum Bum March 16, 2015 at 9:58 pm . Reply

            I am Bum Bum. I will be watching on the telly. And loving every minute of it with my ale in hand! COYL!!!!!!

          2. Lady Di
            Lady Di March 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm . Reply

            Is it me or do these brakes seem a bit spongy?

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm . Reply

      North stand ST holders probably pay more for ST

      1. BWS
        BWS March 17, 2015 at 12:16 pm . Reply

        No they don’t, them and the wings of the lower Holte are the cheapest seats in the house.

  6. badger123
    badger123 March 16, 2015 at 9:50 pm . Reply

    Don’t be so sure Andrew.
    I’m not sure how many STHs we have, but think it’s not much over 20k?

    Still leaves around 10k mate 🙂

    1. andrew
      andrew March 16, 2015 at 10:02 pm . Reply

      its about 18k then you have all the staff and stewards who get tickets. then look at our fa cup attendances over 4 games so as it stands i have to go to swansea game to qualify for last criteria so touch and go. not saying that im loyal but i have had at least 16/17 season tickets in my life time and im 32 but someone who has only been to 3 cup games overule me

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath March 16, 2015 at 10:20 pm . Reply

        Ridiculous system always has been. I wouldn’t go anyway dosnt feel the same to me going to wembley just for a semi at rip of prices. Should of been played at OT or etigad

        1. badger123
          badger123 March 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm . Reply

          No thanks. I was at the 1996 (was it really that long ago?) semi at OT where Pool beat us 3-0.

          1. DSVilla
            DSVilla March 17, 2015 at 9:22 am . Reply

            I was there too Badger. Fowler scoring against us as per usual. Miserable trip all round.

  7. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 10:09 pm . Reply

    How terrible! A pitch invasion at Reading. Did the pundits say it reminded them of the 80s?
    No they never even mentioned it.

    Of course we’ll get hammered because our lot went on during play but even so the difference in tone is remarkable.

    Massive fine for Reading? No way, little club, magic of the cup etc
    Big fine for Villa? Of course thugs, hooligans and trouble makers.

    F*** me talk about double standards.

    1. andrew
      andrew March 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm . Reply

      they even had a fan on the pitch with 15 mins to go and circus music started playing over the speaker system. now thats the magic of the cup (my arse)

    2. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum March 16, 2015 at 10:12 pm . Reply

      It didn’t go unnoticed in our house mate!!!!

  8. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 10:21 pm . Reply

    Might have done us a favour though. If they’re going to dish it out to us won’t our lawyers be saying that Reading must also have a similar fine?

  9. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 10:23 pm . Reply

    Another thing is the flares? Isn’t that really unsafe and how the f*** did they get them in the ground?

    Never saw any of those at Villa.

  10. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 10:28 pm . Reply

    Post your tweets about double standards to @BCMOTD.

    Quite a few up already

  11. pat57
    pat57 March 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm . Reply



  12. Andrew
    Andrew March 17, 2015 at 1:41 am . Reply

    Don’t think we did Sunderland fans a favor as Dick Advocaat seems likely to be their new manager. Yikes.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 March 17, 2015 at 8:44 am . Reply

      Confirmed Advocaat as new manager. I always thought it was a drink like egg nog – disgusting!

      1. Bum Bum
        Bum Bum March 17, 2015 at 1:24 pm . Reply

        No way!!! Yr kidding!!!!

      2. Andrew
        Andrew March 18, 2015 at 12:00 am . Reply

        Did you? Haha

        He’s got a lot of experience but his recent run as manager isn’t great. Can see it going the way of ol’ Felix at Fulham.

  13. Vaze
    Vaze March 17, 2015 at 1:42 am . Reply

    Season ticket holders do not ‘get’ six tickets, that’s the maximum mumber that can be purchased together at one time. All reference numbers would have to qualify for the said criteria at date of sale.

    So before you slag fellow Villans who have had a season ticket for years and actually go to games, intonating that we’ll just buy lots of tickets and tout them, understand the criteria please.

    This site will never change, eight goals in twelve days, never mind twenty four games, an FA Cup semi final and you’re still wining.

    Jesus wept !

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 March 17, 2015 at 8:40 am . Reply

      I like wining – red in particular it goes well with the roast beef 🙂

    2. BWS
      BWS March 17, 2015 at 12:26 pm . Reply

      Vaze yea your right but I thought you were one of Lambert’s Luvvies and the sky would fall in if he left?

    3. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath March 17, 2015 at 12:53 pm . Reply

      so how many are st holders allowed to have? i dont understand this reference thing

      1. BWS
        BWS March 17, 2015 at 3:21 pm . Reply

        One, reference is you client reference number i.e. your season ticket number or if you haven’t got one the number you use when you purchase tickets.
        Wouldn’t worry about it mate, unless you had a season ticket since pongo wearing was playing and haven’t missed a cup match since 57 you ain’t going to be in with much of a shout.

        1. Bill Pearson
          Bill Pearson March 17, 2015 at 4:26 pm . Reply

          BWS, when would you think Oohah was at Villa park last, I’ll hazard a guess! Could have been the time Paul McGrath use to turn up, or Jerry Hitchens started kicking a case ball.

    4. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum March 17, 2015 at 1:29 pm . Reply

      It’s nice to be still winning Vaze!

  14. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 March 17, 2015 at 8:42 am . Reply

    Could probably get SF tickets through my daughter but decided not to go. Last SF I went to was against Bolton – dire!

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson March 17, 2015 at 9:21 am . Reply

      Did the same Hitch, my lad asked me but declined, been there done it now to dear a day, what’s put me off is the foreign staff most cannot speak English, I had a job to communicate with stewards and sellers.

    2. DSVilla
      DSVilla March 17, 2015 at 9:25 am . Reply

      That was a horrible game Hitchens. We were totally devoid of any attacking intent (sound familiar?). Lucky to get through on penalties. I remember going to final thinking we can’t be as bad as in the SF. I was right, we were even worse!

      1. Hitchens 60
        Hitchens 60 March 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm . Reply

        Correct DS and Bolton really should have won; they had a couple of really good chances but decided to miss the goal completely!

  15. BWS
    BWS March 17, 2015 at 4:37 pm . Reply

    They were still playing at Perry Barr Bill.

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