Villa 2 – 0; Happy days are here again!

First, let me get my complaint about AVTV and the live commentary out of the way.
Why the hell am I paying for this when it takes me 15 minutes to access the service, meaning I miss 10 minutes of the game?
I could have turned the radio on and got the lot for nothing!
Whoever is in charge of this needs sacking, as it simply isn’t providing what people are paying for.

I’ve complained officially and never got a reply.
This isn’t good enough, simple and I hope this comment gets passed higher than the numpties who are controlling it.

That said, let’s talk about the game.
While it might have sounded quite tight from my rushed stabbings at what the commentary was saying, it really sounded quite comfortable overall.

Johnstone dropped one, which really doesn’t instil confidence (again), but the facts will say he kept a clean sheet.
And that’s two on the trot, which can’t be bad.

I think the telling point about this game for me, was the fact that the commentators were talking about how tentative we played early on and how it was noticeable that the crowd reflected this, in getting tetchy and easy to pick faults.

I feel that’s somewhat unfair and my opinion say you have to give the fans something to shout about.
It’s just been missing for so long, hasn’t it?

But this game sounded a bit different.
A commentary is only a small part of the whole, but the game sounded like we were trying to go for it and at least looking to win.
That’s a big plus.

And as the game went on, so the commentator’s were suggesting the game was safe, even though Bristol were trying too.

Kodjia got some abuse, but seemed to come through it, which is all good.

Green nearly had a worldy and got plenty of plaudits from the fans, before going off with a hamstring.
Just our bloody luck; But I suspect this kid will come good in a way Grealish won’t. Go on son.

Hutton was another shout for MOTM. I’ve always struggled to seriously fault him, but how long can he keep this up?
Prospective big fat contracts always bring the best out of us, I suppose.
Just keep it reasonable Steve and don’t over-pay.
Which it seems we did with Kodjia.

Apparently Kodjia should have fed Bjarnason a sitter tonight.
I’ll live with it, when he’s performing.

The main point is the fans massively got behind the players when it looked like they were going for it.

Bruce felt confident and the players backed it up.
Or so it seems.

Let’s see more of it, I say.
Stop fannying around with clubs that should be below us and go for them from the off.

Rotherham next and the attitude ought to be “how many are we going to beat these by?”

Come on Steve, wind these players up and we’ll batter them, imo.


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  1. originallondonlion
    originallondonlion March 3, 2017 at 10:27 am .

    BC raises an interesting point. It is easy for the OAPs writing on here, of which I am one, to imagine that trends in education don’t produce young people with different mind sets from ours.

    We were brought up to be competitive at school. There was always something you were better than most at, and something at which you were a duffer. I can still remember having the piss taken out of me for my complete inability to sing in tune or clear a high jump. I got my own back of course.

    I am chairman of the local Sunday League, not only is there a dearth of players in the 20-25 age group there is no willingness at all in those 20-30 to volunteer for the league management committee. I am told that for age 18 down now there will be a flood of players wanting to play parks football and this is due to competition being returned to the curriculum. Hopefully some will volunteer as well as play.

    I suppose Villa’s academy has suffered a few years of the intake being effete and over sensitive. Too bad, the top players need mental and physical resilience.

  2. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 March 3, 2017 at 11:44 am .

    And in other news…

    Six game ban for Bacuna – really?
    Hutton triggers a one year extension on his contract – that’s OK by me – the guy has earned it.

    1. Guest
      Guest March 3, 2017 at 11:51 am .

      I’d have banned him for life for impersonating a footballer.

      1. Bill Pearson
        Bill Pearson March 3, 2017 at 12:47 pm .

        Guest, I’ve left message to text or ring but no response, he might be slumming it in hotter places, I do hope he’s not ill because he works on roads, Giddy get your arse back mate we miss you mate.

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