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21 Apr 2021 22:38:16
Was it £40 Chelsea wanted for Barkley, certainly can't be more . Barkley and Maggin their passing tonight was diabolical, for a senior player, Maggin is so rushed and frantic . The second half of the season, has found quite a few players out . Traore is another one, just can't see what he adds . Matty Cash is a brilliant full back, but sadly he seems to have this rash side .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

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22 Apr 2021 08:09:11
I love McGinn but the more I watch him the more I feel he may be better suited as an impact sub - Bring him on later in the game, he will add plenty of energy both ends of the pitch depending on the situation. I thought we needed minor surgery in the summer but the last 10 games has shown we need to bring in quality in a number of positions. We need options at LB and CB, an out an out defensive midfielder, a number 10, a right winger and a striker minimum!

21 Apr 2021 22:33:15
At least Phil Foden is a rich 💰 man regardless of the collapse of the European Super League.

{Ed077's Note - ???}

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22 Apr 2021 10:20:33
Ed077 I Agee with you there? 😂😂👍😷.

{Ed077's Note - whats the point of the OP?}

22 Apr 2021 12:21:30
Very strange post George, care to explain it please. I’m struggling to understand it’s purpose or relevance to be honest. 🤷🏼.

22 Apr 2021 12:46:50
Only the composer can understand, that in itself defies all logic 🤔.

21 Apr 2021 22:23:58
At least we can help relegate the baggies on Sunday.

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21 Apr 2021 22:32:50
Raj, I wouldn't put any money on us beating albion with the current garbage being served up.

22 Apr 2021 08:10:21
I second this, I think West Brom will come full of confidence at the weekend - We are dreadful at the moment and they have hit form. Don't be disappointed to see us lose this one Raj.

22 Apr 2021 08:26:16
I agree Scott. Current form suggests Albion should beat us.
Season's all but over for us anyway. Yet another summer of spending big. Honestly, who'd be an owner of a football club?

22 Apr 2021 20:32:15
Are u. Watching them right know.

21 Apr 2021 22:23:56
Anyone see any positives tonight, poor players, poor coaching. It's been said but it needs repeating, 6 on the field tonight simply not good enough, the manager as absolutely devoid of ideas. The current trend has been about for at least half of the season and there is not a single shred of improvement. So the season is about to fizzle out, all of the excitement and optomism has been drained away. We have now to look forward to next season and if it is with the same players and tactics I don't hold out much hope of any improvement. Its time for serous reflection from the owners and purslow and I hope they do whatever is necessary to make the changes that can make us competitive again, otherwise we will be fighting against Brighton, Burnley Newcastle, Southampton rather than Everton, Spurs, Arsenal.

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21 Apr 2021 22:40:10
I am lost for words Scotty, we can`t hold the ball, we can`t pass the ball, and in truth, we never looked like scoring either.
We are stuck with Luiz by the looks of it, no way would he get in that side.
And they have told us porkies again about Grealish.
And I have to agree, that side as it stands, would be very close to the scrap at the bottom next season.

21 Apr 2021 23:41:16
Only mgginn scoring.

21 Apr 2021 23:45:13
Not a great performance by anyone's standard tonight but yes, there are positives.
Ramsey looked good and gained some vital experience as a 19 yr old. Next season he could be a star with a few better players around him.
City were seriously on it tonight in long spells and played some excellent stuff, so I don't think it was bad coaching at all, just a far superior team playing very well.
Last season we'd have lost that 1-4 (if not more) but with a limited squad, we defended well and stayed in the game.
Don't get me wrong, I can't wait for the day when we have a team that we should expect more than just staying in the game from. but City are one of the best in the world and we are a work in progress who only just avoided relegation last year.
We have some of our best attacking talent out injured and are on a bad run of form, it happens. The overall progress and trajectory of the club is on the up. If someone had mapped out the progress we've made as a club three years ago and offered it to you would you have taken it?

22 Apr 2021 07:06:16
Agree DBS, Ramsey is starting to show signs he could be a top player. His progression though is due to getting the game time at this level. I was disappointed when Deano brought Barkley on in preference to Chukwuemeka because this lad is another one who could achieve what Ramsey is doing and we all know there are a few others. I know we had this discussion at great length last week, but surely it’s worth giving some of them a bit of that all important experience to set them on their way. It’s working with Ramsey, it can work with some of the other youngsters.

21 Apr 2021 22:16:22
I enjoyed the first 20 seconds but not much after that. What I don't understand is that teams have shown it's possible to compete against City eg Leeds but the way we gave the ball back to them time after time was poor I am sorry but Nakamba is just not good enough and you can see why Smith is reluctant to play McGinn further up the pitch we definitely need a quality defensive midfielder come the summer.

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21 Apr 2021 22:41:00
Thankfully we are safe but agree, this is relegation form - Terrible!

21 Apr 2021 22:48:44
Leeds and Chelsea played the same game plan, they didn't play to compete.
Our players panicked, simple as that. Too many blind passes from Mcginn, Martinez hoofing it out multiple times for no reason and just a general sense of not being confident enough to keep the ball. Our midfield have gone back to hiding when there should always be someone available for the pass and nobody pushing up or dropping off to win a second ball.
The big mistake was pushing up the pitch without pressing which led to their first goal when they hadn't had an attempt before that. Frustrate City with the block long enough and they me mistakes, we didn't wait long enough.
Nobody who beats City plays pretty against City, don't pretend like Leeds did. If Cash had stayed on his feet we could have built on the control we started to gain but once down to 10 the legs went and there was nothing left.
Jack in the 10 and a top winger instead of Ramsey (possibly another instead of Traore) and we play with slightly more control and confidence. We're really not as far away from a result in that match as we think. We've avoided a spanking like we had last season and a lot of teams have had this season and City are the only side we have felt we needed to play like this against. It's small steps progress. It's not relegation form when we've still been picking up as many points as the teams below us. Of course it's not great to watch at times but we're not the big fish in a small pond anymore. I'd rather be us than a Fulham team that look pretty but will still get relegated.

22 Apr 2021 08:16:16
RK, I think (but open to correction) over the last 10 games we are out of the relegation zone on goal difference alone - I get your point though, we are picking up results here and there but since January our form and overall play has been terrible mate! Spread that over the course of the season and it's relegation form, thankfully we had a great start and that purple patch around Christmas and we are safe but this is not the form you want to take into next season. Massive summer ahead.

22 Apr 2021 10:03:50
I don’t t think anyone would suggest trying to outplay City with the pass and move style that City adopt but we should be able to pass to someone in the same coloured shirt which we struggled to to do, and consequently the ball just kept coming back the pressure was relentless and the only surprise was we kept it down to 2. What I thought we should have been able to press City turnover the ball and create on the break which is what Leeds did so well but if you can’t hold on to the ball then that can’t happen. The other thing is a number of posters have suggested we play Mcginn further up the field as he does for Scotland however I think last night shows why we can’t do that with the current squad as we don’t have sufficient cover in the defensive midfield berth this is one of the roles which needs addressing in the summer window.

22 Apr 2021 10:06:48
Wolves only have 2 more points than us in the last 6 with similar fixtures. The only difference was their late winner against Sheffield and us not taking our chances against the same team.
5 points from 6 isn't good form but other than Leeds and Arsenal who overtook us nobody in that half is picking up many points right now.
Other than Chelsea and City I don't see anybody on particularly good form, everyone seems to be struggling to get going. We need to improve but we're not playing worse than the majority of others in my opinion.

22 Apr 2021 10:18:18
Sky did a table of worst form since the turn of the year and we weren't in the bottom 5. Although our form has been poor our results don't really warrant saying its relegation material. We came up against a very very good city side last night who keep the ball for fun and lost by a single goal, yes it could of been more but it wasn't. Yes major signings will be needed in the summer to help our ability to keep and pass the ball effectively but maybe not the complete overhaul some are suggesting.

21 Apr 2021 22:15:51
Our relegation form continues. at this rate we will finish lower than wolves. but hey dean is doing a great job we played great football, unlucky to lose with so much possession, our passing really is out of this world😂😂 waiting since December to enjoy watching a game, but hey it's nothing like last year.

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21 Apr 2021 22:01:54
I saw that coming from Cash. He was all legs from minute one. His desire is great but he needs to play smarter sometimes.
Needless corners, almost took his goalkeepers head off and makes it too easy to bypass him when he can keep it in front of him. The second yellow tops it off when he's got defenders behind him. Yes, he wants to make up for the pathetic toe poke but don't be stupid.

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21 Apr 2021 22:13:35
Agree, Cash has been a good signing but definitely still getting up to the pace of the Premiership. in general we've been appalling for 10+ games now lads. I honestly felt we were a few signings away from being a very good side, I was wrong, tonight was absolutely terrible and I appreciate it's City but we should be able to string some passes together!

21 Apr 2021 22:17:31
He can’t seem to play against a Manchester club. cost us a few times this year, decent player when he’s not up against superstars, looking forward to having Freddie back for competition.

21 Apr 2021 21:20:38
Fair play, Deano has made a sensible change,

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21 Apr 2021 21:57:32
It's City, I appreciate that, but this is absolutely appalling football from Villa - What formation are we playing? Can't string 2 passes together!

21 Apr 2021 21:14:27
I can’t help wondering what Guardiola’s reaction would have been if it had been Mings who made that awful challenge on Foden.
I’m just thankful Ramsey wasn’t seriously injured.

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21 Apr 2021 21:58:05
It's no different to Coopers challenge the other day and I didn't see Pep defending that.

21 Apr 2021 21:08:52
Luiz off at half time and Davis on, we shouldn't be paying premier league money to players that can't make simple passes. Smith has a chance to try something different because what he thinks are tactics clearly are not working.

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