Match Threads Aston Villa vs Spurs - Match Thread

Match Prediction

  • Spurs to Win

    Votes: 139 75.5%
  • Spurs to Lose

    Votes: 12 6.5%
  • Score Draw

    Votes: 31 16.8%
  • Goalless Draw

    Votes: 2 1.1%

  • Total voters
    184
  • Poll closed .

Timberwolf

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I don't think he was great to be honest. He's a decent technical player but one paced and today was often just looking to hit the deck rather than play any football. In a better team he might flourish when it's not all on his shoulders, but ultimately today he was up against Aurier and Alderweireld playing really badly and giving him free run of proceedings and he ultimately came up with very little to punish that.
I think that's pretty harsh. He didn't have any moments of pure genius, but he was Villa today. He popped up all over the park, was practically impossible to get the ball off, his passing is always expertly measured and precise and he won what felt like 30 fouls. He also got an assist and would've had another were it not for that Davies block. If he wasn't in this Villa team they would've been as good as relegated by now.
 

markiespurs

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I like the fight that the team shows these days, right up to the final whistle. We used to do that a lot in the recent past. Slowly coming together.
It’s what we are going to need if we want to be genuine title contenders in the next couple of seasons.
 

mpickard2087

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Bit difficult not to hit the deck when our main tactic was to leave him on it.
Nah he was focused on inviting the little nibble and hitting the deck, whether that was a tactic to win set plays I don't know but I stopped counting after half a dozen times he wriggled away from pressure and had the opportunity of a pass through the lines to a VIlla player but instead stopped to buy a foul.
 

hughy

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Nah he was focused on inviting the little nibble and hitting the deck, whether that was a tactic to win set plays I don't know but I stopped counting after half a dozen times he wriggled away from pressure and had the opportunity of a pass through the lines to a VIlla player but instead stopped to buy a foul.
Which was the right thing to do, he probably recognised after the first 1 or 2 that we were a shambles from set pieces.
 

wrd

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I think Winks was fairly anonymous first half, and only really turned up when GLC came on. I think he looks far better when he has technical players around him.
I certainly think he looked better when GLC came on especially the quick passing but I thought overall in the 2nd half he was doing a good job, he was getting us up the pitch and spreading the play well. First half I'd agree he wasn't as good as the 2nd but did well to hold things together whilst his partner struggled and kept turning the play over.
 

yiddopaul

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It’s what we are going to need if we want to be genuine title contenders in the next couple of seasons.
Yep, the pretty football can come later. Right now, we've been chasing the pack since the 5th game or whatever, in the process of a major rebuild, new manager. We're doing OK, all things considered.
 

Pistols At Dawn

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Spurs the only team able to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat which was just shit out the bowels of victory moments earlier
 

Ronwol196061

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Villas high line was killing them and we could have got 4 or 5 but we shot the ball too much at the keeper
 

yankspurs

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I’m exhausted and i woke up 3 hours ago. That took a lot out of me
 

gavspur

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I’d take Grealish, I think he’s a quality player, can play numerous positions, leadership qualities, the English Bruno Fernandes.
 
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