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  1. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson August 22, 2013 at 4:38 pm . Reply

    Adam2231 I think they all know their jobs on the pitch and I’ve no problems up to yet the way they are all working, what I feel the system we are doing working well at the minute, not letting the opposition work the ball closing down straight away, covering gaps and finding open places, all are working at the moment. To ask a player to hold that ball gives opposition chance to close us down, no we are playing good football. IMO 🙂

  2. Richie
    Richie August 22, 2013 at 8:03 pm . Reply

    Delph has really stood out in the opening 2 games, really seems to be coming on at long last, but he really needs to add goals to his game.
    IMO we still lack a creative midfielder. Its fine away to Arsenal and Chelsea where we have to counter attack and break up play, but in the home games where the emphasis is on us to break down the opposition, we almost always come up short. Its been a big problem back to the days under MON, we really need someone like Kiyotake, shame that didn’t work out.

  3. Benno
    Benno August 22, 2013 at 9:40 pm . Reply

    Yes, this midfield worked really well away at Arsenal and Chelsea, but when we are at home or playing lesser opposition, I think we need a more attacking, creative player in there too. El Ahmadi did a good job in breaking up play, but for home games, we will have more possession and need to make better use of the ball. This is why we still need to bring in another midfielder.

    Tonev could be the man, but i think he will end up out wid, covering for either gabby or weimann.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 23, 2013 at 7:17 am . Reply

      Good point we need a creative midfielder in the Merson mould

  4. Oxyvillan
    Oxyvillan August 22, 2013 at 11:24 pm . Reply

    As good as Delph has been, and I have been a big fan of his for years, you can not have a player with his disciplinary record as captain. I think Lowton will make a great captain one day as his work rate and ethic sets a great example. Agreed tho this midfield looks a lot more solid than we’ve had for years. Still gutted that Ireland never put the effort in as in his city form, he would have been ideal behind the front men.

  5. markdrapernumber8
    markdrapernumber8 August 23, 2013 at 8:11 am . Reply

    Bring on the pool!

    Our midfield has looked very tidy so far, El Ahamadi looks a different player this year, the only thing I could say is that our midfield trio (even with the rotation of Sylla) are all a little too similar. The front 3 are working their bollocks off, notably against Chelski, dropping deeper to collect the ball, this isn’t really a problem as such because they’re more than capable but it would be nice when we’re playing a weaker team like Hull for example to have a AM who can link the play so gabby and weimann especially can just stay forward and wait for the through balls. This isn’t a crtisism ecause our whole team has looked superb. Vlaar had his best game in a Villa shirt for me on wednesday considering our opposition and everyone seems to be in tune with each other, we’ve been waiting many years now for a team rather than a bunch f individuals.

  6. BillyWalkerShirt
    BillyWalkerShirt August 23, 2013 at 9:04 am . Reply

    Midfield yea its a pretty good blend (as sir Ron used say) A runner (Delph),someone to tackler and break things up ( El Ahmadi) and your passer that pulls the strings (Westwood). It aint exactly Mortimer, Cowans and Bremner but it aint bad.

  7. streetlyvillan
    streetlyvillan August 23, 2013 at 11:19 am . Reply

    A Villa fan has done a Q&A on the Liverpool website and when asked about Villa’s weakest link, he mentioned our midfield. I could not disagree more. This midfield is the best we have seen for years and can only get better. Also on the Poo site, they seem to be bricking it about Benteke (appropriate lol). All they can come up with is ‘cut off his supply’ and that is the main reason why starting Tonev might be an idea, increase the supply routes and tie the opposition up in knots as to where the supply is coming from next. UTV

  8. Lionheart
    Lionheart August 23, 2013 at 12:09 pm . Reply

    Viktor Fischer.. being linked on twitter..

    This guy is very very talented.. i can’t see it happening even if we are interested.. so won’t get my hopes up.. might only be 19.. but could develop into something special..

    1. BillyWalkerShirt
      BillyWalkerShirt August 23, 2013 at 12:27 pm . Reply
  9. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson August 23, 2013 at 12:34 pm . Reply

    Left winger ? We want a solid defender.

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