Aston Villa Message Board
"all your wins were against teams at the bottom of the table."
Aston Villa were second in the league when we played them....
You've played four of the top five
You've played six of the top ten
You've played four of the bottom six
That's 14 games!
And yet you're still only 5th and 5pts behind us!
Lets see who you've beaten in the league:-
Apart from us,
Stoke - We beat them too.
Fulham - We beat them too.
Sunderland - We beat them too.
Crystal palace - We beat them too.
Swansea - We beat them too.
Who have you drawn
Chelsea - We have yet to play them.
Southampton - We will find out this weekend.
Who has beaten you?
City - We have yet to play them.
WBA - We got a draw against them.
Liverpool - We beat them.
I don't give excuses, but it appears at present, we have played a similar range of teams.
Losing three of the last six is of no consequence when you consider you lost three in six in September. And they were all League Games.
"lost three of your last six games"
One of those was a League Cup game, in which we played 5 fringe/reserve players.
One of those was a CL game against an opponent we then went on to beat away (even though everyone, including you said we didn't stand a chance of wining).
We have also beaten the team second in the premiership.
You have lost against WBA and got thrashed by City as well as got beaten by Liverpool.
I don't think Utd are exactly flying and they certainly had the worse start. They couldn't even get a result at Real Sociedad. Relative minnows in the CL.
Au contraire Sweet.
I was not aware that Butch had 'gone away'. I certainly don't remember acknowledging it in recent history, but then again, as I said before I don't pay much attention to the board.
In defending Butch against other posters/trolls. I don't go on any other boards anymore. I stick to this one, and only this one. If Butch wanted my opinion on anything, I would give it. He has never asked for my help in dealing with anyone.
Everyone knows that I have spoken to Butch away from the boards and that as far as I am concerned, anybody and everybody is welcome to post here. I get along with most of the posters from the Utd board, I wouldn't exactly term them as friends though.
I don't know what all the fuss is about.
At least we didn't lose to Newcastle at home.
We didn't lose to Sunderland, who sit second from bottom.
We didn't have to cheat to get a penalty for a draw against the baggies.
We are still two points clear at the top.
We play Southampton at home next. That's the focus.
Are they the threat some believe them to be, or are they just pretenders?
They won at Anfield, got a draw at Old Trafford, but then they get a draw at The Britannia and lose at home to Sunderland.
It isn't a question of we should or we need to win. This is a must win.
In your first post, you posted as an Arsenal fan and yet now you post at a Utd fan.
Make your mind up.
Not sure what game you were watching, but the official stats show that we had two shots on target, along with Utd. We had four shots off target, with Utd having three. We had more corners too.
Stats don't win games, but they do show who was having the run of it....and it wasn't Utd.
Imitation is the greatest form of flattery.
I would never forget the 's' in congratulations.
We were the better team. The margin was one goal. We bossed Utd on the field in every aspect.
Can't wait for the return game.
Go to Gunnerblog and check out the Wenger song about RVP
"F*ck you RVP" Wenger remix.
It ain't subtle, but it is funny.
Looking forward to this weekends game more so than I have for the last 6 years.
"He scores for fun"
Though not from six yards out...as proved last night.
In fact, in his thrid season with Utd, he scored 1 more goal than Giroud did in his first season. And Giroud admits he should do better this year.
In fact, he's on exactly the same stats as Hernandez. 1 in 2.
Hernandez - 4 goals in 8 games.
Giroud - 8 goals in 16 games
That's not an accusation. It's a FACT!
Big...no scrap that. HUGE challenge tonight.
There are few better teams in the CL that can turn defence into attack as effectively as Dortmund can. You have to give Klopp credit for that.
We have however managed to turn over a result against Bayern, who are recognised as being better than Dortmund.
We have to control the midfield tonight and defend properly. Break up their play as much as possible, and do to them, what they did to us. Hit them on the break.
It is achievable, but it isn't going to be easy.
1 - 2 to us?
I'm not worried about Marseille or Napoli. Problem will be if we don't get a result against either and draw Dortmund, we don't finish first in the group. Never a good place to be.
Rotation is going to be necessary soon. Monreal and Jenkinson both need playing time, but i would not play them against the likes of Utd. Last time we played without a full strength squad they raped us 8-2.
Seeing Vermaelen back is great news. We do need another top CB though.
Funny that the media are making #$%$ up about Hernandez! lol If we needed a striker, it wouldn't be him.
One down, a few to go.
The Liverpool game managed to do a couple of things.
1. It served to prove that this team can currently meet the challenge of strong opposition in a league game.
2. It shut Brendan Rogers up.
We now need to turn over Dortmund in their back yard. Not sure if that or the Utd game will be tougher, but even then, Southampton are above Utd in the league, so maybe they should considered the tougher opponents at this stage.
This month could provide a clearer indicator of our chances of winning the league this season. December will be the main one though. Back to back against City & Chavs.
Interesting times ahead.