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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:48:32 AM »
The pen is a brutal decision all round.  I just cant see a foul whatsoever and for Ole to come out and say he thought it was a pen says a lot about the man for me.  If you've got away with one just come out and say that, cos there's no way that is his honest opinion he expressed last night.

That being said, having watched Villa all season, it was only a matter of time before they capitulated.  Mings had an absolute shocker for the second 1 min before the break ffs.  Roy Keane ripped him to bits for it and rightly so.

If that was a shop window game for Grealish then he would surely be disappointed.  Since the restart he hasn't got going.  I do have slight sympathy for him, beating a man or two and giving the ball to the likes of Trézéguet.  That being said, he would do much better in a team like Utd but he doesn't get into that starting 11 as they are the minute.  The Utd front 5, if you will, are all on top form.  Some of their passing was slick and fast, pulling Villa defenders all over the show.  It really was quality at times and if they wanted to, it could have been 5 or 6 easy in the end.

Douglas Luiz with another quality Villa performance and it's a shame that City have a buy back clause.

Leicester last game of the season will be massive in determining top 4.

I will go again with Capt Pats vikings.

That name will have to go under the current climate  :P

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 08, 2020, 01:53:38 PM »
It's nights like tomorrow where the home team, particular one that is struggling, really rue the empty stadia. A full house baying at a United team who for all their recent good form can still be got would be a great help to Villa...

On the game, the longer Uniteds good spell goes on the more I feel impending doom, I'm getting like the Liverpool fans of old  ;D

Defo.  Villa have already missed that push v the likes of Sheff Wed at home in the closing stages when it was there for the taking. I have to say the 5 subs rules hasn't been kind either when playing the likes of Liverpool or Chelsea with much more quality on the bench.  I expect the same from Utd.

It's looking ever increasingly that if Villa are to score it will have to be from a set piece (after a foul on Grealish of course). How are Utd at defending set pieces... clutching at straws here  ;D

General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:54:37 AM »
No chance of Utd doing Villa a big favour and not showing up on Thursday night!?  Think I read there that Villa haven't beaten Utd at Villa park since '95. They're certainly the form team in the league at the minute and I would fear it could be a hammering.

I am certainly up for it again despite my poor showing last time out.  Adds that little bit of spice to the Sunday night redzone coverage.

General discussion / Re: China Coronavirus
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:36:35 PM »
And there was me thinking filling stations were the devil, along with supermarkets.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:40:08 PM »
They have two of the richest owners around by all accounts, who would have splashed more cash last summer if not constrained by FFP.

Add in parachute payments and revenues from the sale of Grealish (possibly McGinn and Mings too), I don't see there being a major problem.  In fact probably a better standing than when they went down last time with an owner who had given up on the club. 

Maybe I have rose tinted glasses here but from a couple of years ago when they couldn't pay the tax man to the takeover and where they are now, I don't see a major issue.

Also, FFP is being suspended.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:16:21 PM »
West Ham have been asking for it for awhile, funny the team rock bottom is the only from that whole list Watford/West Ham/Villa/Bouremouth that I'd have like to stay up but you have to think they are gone now.

Villa will be in serious financial trouble if they do slip down. Could be the end of them Leeds style.

What makes you believe this?

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 24, 2020, 11:06:56 AM »
Watching West Ham this evening its easy to see why Karen Brady wanted the season called off. As for Wolves they could nip into 4th spot as they have a easier run-in on paper than Chelsea or Man United.

West ham and Bournemouth were dreadful today. Aston Villa might stay up at their expense.

I actually cant see it.  Not with Villa's remaining fixtures.  Newcastle tonight is massive and if they play anything like against Chelsea they will be beaten again.

I look at that West Ham side, with some of the individual talent, and I am amazed they are in the thick of this.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 16, 2020, 10:01:52 AM »
Can't believe no where in Northern Ireland esp .Newry (please ) can't facilitate a drive through for Sunday's game - V Toffees .Could you use shopping centre car parks ?
Atmosphere would be brilliant , two more wins and we have her.
The RDS are doing it in Dublin.

Can someone explain this to me cause it couldn't be as lane as it sounds?

You'll never beep beep alone

Those south Armagh lads have been watching games from their cars for years! Beeeeeeep!

General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: June 15, 2020, 03:41:24 PM »
I see the break playing right into the hands of Leeds.  It is the rest that Bielsa's style does not normally allow for.

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 15, 2020, 10:14:56 AM »
Just a couple of days away now.  Anyone expect big changes in form with no crowds there or will it just be the same as before.  I of course am hoping things will be slightly different  ;D

I am interested to hear the player shouts etc.  I am sure it wont be long until the Daily Mail has a headline about Sterling's use of foul language  ::)

General discussion / Re: Premier League 2019/20
« on: June 12, 2020, 11:09:47 AM »
Anyone want to share why they started following the one they do? It can be any reason at all, good player, dad supported them, cousins near the area etc. My reason for following Utd is because they finished runners up in 1994/95 in the league and lost the cup final as well. Mad I know, but we're all a bit crazy  :)

Started getting interested in football in the early 90s.  My oul fella wouldn't be a supporter of any soccer teams, GAA only.  My older brother has not much interest in sport at all.  I can actually remember enjoying match of the day one evening when Villa came on.  I loved the kit, I loved that the team had so many Irish players at the time and they were a decent side.  I made my choice there and then.

It's been a hard road  ;D , especially the early school years.  Plenty of slagging from supporters of the more popular sides.   

It's a wonder the Wellington Monument survived the purge

General discussion / Re: Films and TV shows which will be banned
« on: June 11, 2020, 10:34:22 AM »
The Inbetweeners is next

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