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    Great synopsis Worm, not glowing from the Irish boys but reading some of those United names its not surprising. Cheers man

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    Quote Originally Posted by sonofakeano View Post
    Great synopsis Worm, not glowing from the Irish boys but reading some of those United names its not surprising. Cheers man
    Thanks, and I have another one

    Villa reserves lost 4-1 to Liverpool reserves at Villa Park yesterday and just got done watching the match. Villa were outplayed for most of the match and had very little attacking impetus. Liverpool had basically no first teamers playing with Nathan Eccleston probably being the most experienced having been out on loan in the Championship and League One as well as Raheem Sterling who made his debut last week. This is how Villa lined up.



    Derek Williams was relatively solid at centre half. Still looks very composed on the ball and seems to like to make the odd burst forward with the ball like Richard Dunne. Am somewhat concerned with his aerial ability as, though he dealt with most balls that came his way when unchallenged, he didn't win too many of the balls lumped forward from the Liverpool defence (though he didn't let the target win them, they mostly went over his head).

    I thought Enda Stevens had a poor game -- rarely got forward to help Grealish (who needed help) and was sloppy at times in defence.

    Samir Carruthers I thought did OK, made some clever touches and decent passes as well as taking some decent free kicks and putting in some decent crosses. Very concerned about his discipline though, seems to go flying in wildly if he thinks he has any chance at the ball.

    I wasn't impressed with Jack Grealish after all I've been reading. He's only 16 but made basically no impact on the game from the left wing until the last 15 minutes. At that point he did start to get on the ball and tried to cut inside and make things happen. Won the penalty that gave Villa their only goal though I'd say that was more poor defence than great skill. Still, certainly some flashes of potential.

    Graham Burke I thought did OK though was hauled off after about 65 minutes. Was essentially playing as a striker but was dropping very deep and helping to recover the ball when needed. Played some very neat passes the opened up the Liverpool back line and looked competent on the ball in tight situations.

    Mikey Drennan was very isolated up front and, when the ball did come to him, did not pose much of a threat at all (even perhaps killed off what could have been a couple of chances).
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    Enda Stevens makes the Villa bench for the first time in their game against Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrigaline View Post
    Enda Stevens makes the Villa bench for the first time in their game against Liverpool.
    Fair play, but was never coming on realistically given they started with 3 full backs on field and was poor in ressies game according to the villa forum

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    starts tonight for Villa with Stephen Ireland, his debut I believe
    Derrick Williams and Graham Burke on the bench with Shay Given
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    Just beat me to it! Yeah, it's his debut alright.

    Assume Given being dropped for the League Cup is a sign that he's still first choice keeper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Assume Given being dropped for the League Cup is a sign that he's still first choice keeper?
    sounds good to me!

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    Stevens provided the assist for Fabian Delph... laid it on a plate i'd say.

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    Defo not future Irish left back (i hope)...brain-dead player...wouldn't be near an EPL team not in crisis

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    Villa linked with a left full from Middlesbrough, so he could be out of the team again before long
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manblue View Post
    Defo not future Irish left back (i hope)...brain-dead player...wouldn't be near an EPL team not in crisis
    You've managed to write off the careers of Enda Stevens, Sean St. Ledger and James Collins in 20 minutes. Impressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Serb View Post
    You've managed to write off the careers of Enda Stevens, Sean St. Ledger and James Collins in 20 minutes. Impressive.
    I didn't see the rule where it said "no commenting on players unless it's positive"

    Two of these I've seen quite a bit,

    Stevens i don't rate (which im entitled not to)
    St Ledger I dont think is a good player but best we have available, didn't write him off, Dunne was prone to an error.

    Collins....never wrote him off as stated in my post

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    Lovely little dink to set up Delph:


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    Lovely???looks like it was a deflection mate but anyway.

    **Apologies, on second viewing...lovely cross
    Last edited by Manblue; 29/08/2012 at 11:55 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manblue View Post
    Defo not future Irish left back (i hope)...brain-dead player...wouldn't be near an EPL team not in crisis
    He's probably our 2nd best left winger IMO. far better going forward than defending. Hopefully coaching at the EPL level will help him lose the lapses in concentration
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    He's probably our 2nd best left winger IMO. far better going forward than defending. Hopefully coaching at the EPL level will help him lose the lapses in concentration
    Seriously? Second best winger, despite being a full back? Second best behind McLean (presumably) but ahead of Stephen Hunt, Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan, and Keith Treacy (in no particular order)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    Seriously? Second best winger, despite being a full back? Second best behind McLean (presumably) but ahead of Stephen Hunt, Robbie Brady, Wes Hoolahan, and Keith Treacy (in no particular order)?
    Yes. Admittedly haven't seen anything of Brady. Hoolahan isn't a winger, Hunt is poison. Stevens ahead of Treacy for me

    Fully accept Brady could be far better but I haven't seen him play
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    Villa have signed a full back from Sunderland Joe Bennett on a four year deal which is not good news for enda Stevens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Yes. Admittedly haven't seen anything of Brady. Hoolahan isn't a winger, Hunt is poison. Stevens ahead of Treacy for me

    Fully accept Brady could be far better but I haven't seen him play
    Hoolahan isn't a winger these days, but he played left wing for years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dodge View Post
    Hunt is poison.

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