Villa – Sheff Utd; Six goals and I missed all ours!

Bloody typical isn’t it?
The missus and myself left the game early, because we were frankly near frozen after being away for a couple of weeks.

We were just walking past the Holte when we heard the roar and someone said Mings had scored.
We’d just got past the Aston Social where someone said Abraham scored.
And then the daughter called me to say Green had scored for 3-3.
Cue me kicking myself for doing something I’ve hardly ever done, in leaving early.

Not that I’m overly bothered.

Okay, we’ve shown massive resilience in coming back from 3-0 down, but make no mistake about it, this team is utter, utter rubbish and I found myself wondering how people bother paying good money in the cold to watch this stuff.

Well, maybe I might have been willing to watch a three goal comeback, but it really shouldn’t be like this.

For as much of the game that I saw, I commented that when Alan Hutton looks our biggest threat, you just know there’s something majorly wrong.
I’m sure I’ve said that previously, a few times.
We’d offered absolutely nothing and I bet their goalie’s hands were as cold as mine.

Kodjia was awful, as was our whole midfield.
Even McGinn couldn’t show his usual effort.

What worries me is that we show no desire whatsoever and were second best to the ball nearly all the time.
I’m sure Abraham must wonder what he’s doing at the Villa at times, as he had no service whatsoever and looked disinterested to me.

The referee was abysmal too.
He must have given Sheffield fifteen frees compared to our one or two, yet it was never that sort of a game.

No doubt the talk will be about how we pulled a draw from the jaws of defeat.
But what I saw just simply isn’t good enough and our defence still looks poor, as much as I thought Mings did okay.

The worrying part is, I don’t really see what Smith can do about it.

You’re having a laugh.

I can’t see me rushing to watch another game down the Villa.
At least not until I get used to the weather again.


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    Bill Pearson February 11, 2019 at 7:19 pm .

    I just dont understand why a 20 year old footballer never get a run out at Villa, yesterday on the box a young player on the wing ran the feet off a defender and got praised from the commentator. We just go along with players that know they will not be playing come next season and just go through the motion. Just gets me wondering.

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      Badger123 February 11, 2019 at 8:29 pm .

      It’s because they’ve been deemed as not good enough by more than one manager Bill.
      Simple as.
      My belief is they’re just not man/experienced enough yet and that’s why they’ve been farmed out.
      A canny 30 yo will rip a raving fit 20 yo to pieces on average, in my experience of everyday life.
      It takes something pretty exceptional to break that rule and I’m not yet convinced O’Hare has it.
      He’s bloody small and similar to Grealish, who, let’s face it, was poor for a good while and took a long time to learn the ropes, as much as we can see the skill.

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        Hitchens60 February 11, 2019 at 9:44 pm .

        And Badger – Grealish’s real improvement came when he bulked up physically. For all the skill a footballer has, in the modern game they must be able to meet the physical demands it imposes.

        Half a season with Carlisle will,hopefully, help O’Hare in this respect.

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