Villa 1 – 0 Arsenal; What a monster result!

Well, hands up, I really didn’t expect that result.
And it was super Trez, who scored again.
I told you he was the man!

Seriously though, that was a decent performance. We didn’t bottle it anywhere near as much as I did.

And maybe most importantly, Dean Smith called the game really well and tweaked things superbly.

Arsenal didn’t seem to be trying that hard, to be honest, but I’d expect they’d have enough to beat Watford, who also don’t look too bothered.

It’s basically all in our hands now.
And I just don’t know what to think.

Did Arsenal have an actual shot on goal? I’m really not sure.
And that’s some achievement, in our position.

Well done lads.
And you too, Dean.


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    Bum Bum July 25, 2020 at 10:16 pm .

    Where’s today’s “Are you ready to shyte yourselves Villa fans” article Badger?????

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    originallondonlion July 26, 2020 at 12:04 am .

    Fastjet asks a good question. It isn’t possible to buy 10 players, expect them all to be a good blend. Many will fall short of the EPL task if they have no experience of it. If you have ever watched matches in the African Cup of Nations you will understand my saying players from that continent have more adjustments to make that a European player would.

    I don’t rate Heaton. Reina though past his best, is still a more confident player coming for crosses.

    Sir Alex said his priorities if building a team from scratch would be: Goal keeper, 1 prolific forward, full backs. That wasn’t how Villa spent their money and we haven’t proved Ferguson wrong. I am not surprised a player looks better at twin centre half than at full back, the latter is a more difficult job.

    I would love to know what Smith’s instructions to Grealish are, before I criticise the player – but one of the two hasn’t used Jack in the right position. Mings makes mistakes when he lacks confidence in the GK behind him or when trying to play his way out of defence because nobody else will. When neither of those is a problem he looks a better player. Douglas Luiz is the star turn. We need a more mobile dead-ball specialist than Hourihane. Marvellous isn’t. so in sum our midfield won’t dominate even a mid table EPL team.

    The forwards and McGinn since his return have been inadequate. The main failure they have is their goal attempts are off-target and they don’t seem capable of forcing the keeper to make a save, rather than aiming just inside the post and missing the goal. I doubt that can be cured at their ages, it should be something the better players learn in their teens.

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    nath July 26, 2020 at 9:02 am .

    todays game is most important game of our lives in recent years. much more important than reaching this season L cup final more than playfoffs finals. the silence is deafening lmao must be nerves .

    i was on cherries fan forums they are quietly confident. pressure is off them and piles on us and watford. i also looked at each of the Opposition and each of the three teams needing to win to survive, us watford and cherries av all got the worst away records. each have only collected 10 points away. so who has the easiest game. i believe it is cherries cause everton have zero to play for. cherries can play out a meaningless draw and last ten fly at them and snatch the win. where arsenal and hammers are both tougher place to go last game. arsenal have had a tough season, got a cup final next up they could finish with a flourish and romp home against a low confident watford. hammers are on form they will not relax against us. we will need to show our new found game management and confidence to try to take the sting out of them quickly, we need to disarm them to want to play at a nice tempo and play like a end of season kick about. if we go to war with hammers and encourage them to we will lose for sure.

    everton 1 cherries 2
    arsenal 3 watford 0
    hammers 2 villa 2

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    Bill Pearson July 26, 2020 at 12:42 pm .

    no Prediction from me. It’s worked up till now so fingers crossed. In Cornwall at the mow for a week . Sorted about watching Villa a London family has brought his box and invited me to watch the game. I’ll either be happy or effing mad later today. They know what’s required it’s down the them, if we stay up I’ll be pissed tonight Villa go and do it please.

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    Holte66 July 26, 2020 at 1:59 pm .

    I’m really hoping that late goal against Everton doesn’t prove costly. We know what we have to do. They will pinpoint Targett as our weak link just like most clubs do. He switches off and goes missing too many times plus he hardly ever stops crosses going in. Whoever plays in front of him will need to do their defensive duties.
    I’m not going to predict results. I simply haven’t got a clue what will happen!

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    Bum Bum July 26, 2020 at 2:25 pm .

    An hour and a half until kick off!!!!

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    Norman July 26, 2020 at 3:53 pm .

    VTID tight game ahead fellow Villans please believe that we can win 0-2 and have a good time in Cornwall Bill. AVFC VTID

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    Bum Bum July 26, 2020 at 4:03 pm .

    Everyone got their nappies on????

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    Norman July 26, 2020 at 6:14 pm .

    Well we done it we stay up so what happens now do we still sell our prize players and rebuild yet again or do we have a nervous next season well. It has to be brought up sooner or later. VITD. Well done lads avfc Bill that will make your break in Cornwall better

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    Sidforever July 26, 2020 at 6:22 pm .

    Badger where are you?

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