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Silent-Bob Disgusted At Stoke No Show

Silent-Bob Disgusted At Stoke No Show

Just got back from Stoke and what a woeful performance that was.

Five goals might sound like a decent match but it was very flat at times and a poor match.

The midfield (especially Barry) did little to protect the defence, even when switching it around with Reo in CM, Barry left and Young (kicked around the pitch with no protection from the ref Halsey) right. Petrov was the one bright spark that could hold his head up high and say 'I did a good job'.

On that performance Barry should be benched as he is just not at the races in performance or his head. His poor pass for the second goal was forgivable, what was not was him then standing there doing nothing at all about it. Pathetic. Its like Yorke at Everton all over again. Sidwell needs to get fit and then perform. I like Reo but he was dire today in every aspect. Routledge did ok when he came on (far too late though) and if ever there was a game for The Hare where his strength was needed then this was it.

Fair play to Stoke they stopped us playing by closing down quickly and being physical. Helped having that ******* Halsey on their side and the lino for the first goal had 2 or 3 chances to flag for offside before the ball got into the box for the penalty.

Our lot looked at times like they've never played together (have they had a training session in that abortion of a red kit?) and with Stoke putting 10 men behind the ball when they lost possession we had neither the skill or movement to pass it through them. Forlorn high balls were picked off with ease time and time again.

Gabby played too far off Carew at times and although he was dragging a defender with him by going out wide no-one was hitting the hole he had created.

The fullbacks had poor games especially Young not sliding the ball down the line preferring to come back inside into trouble. The defence played individually and not as a unit.

Other passing teams will no doubt come a cropper there too so it's just unfortunate we got to play Stoke in their first home game. A bad day at the office all round. Ho hum.

3 points Sunday (and I wouldn't start Barry either) and we'll be back on track and this result will soon be out of the system and forgotten.

Oh if you ever have to go there - take the wellies - the toilets were like Wembley from the 80's.

silent_bob

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Writer:silent_bob
Date:Sunday August 24 2008
Time: 9:39AM

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Noticed the empty seats at Stoke - bit ***** really considering it was their first home game in the top flight for god knows how many years.
BaldEagle
24/08/2008 09:50:00
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walking out of stoke was f****** embarassin
ruddy
24/08/2008 10:01:00
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just shi* all over and well done halsy on your fine preformance
ruddy
24/08/2008 10:02:00
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So we lost. Bad day at the office. So what? It's not the fact we lost that's really bothering me, it's the fact we've conceided 5 goals in 2 games. If this continues, we're gonna have to be scoring 3-5 goals every match just to keep our head above the brown stuff, an unessessary pressure on our strikers. Come on MON, give it to them.
Villan-in-Cyprus
24/08/2008 10:34:00
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Red?
randy
24/08/2008 10:37:00
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Bad day at the office on the second day of the season...well it was the second day of the season so there is a long way to go yet. If we had played this game in a months time the result would probably have been different, but there first home game was like their FA cup final. For us on the other hand, it was game away at Stoke! I Agree it did show the fact our midfield don't do a particularly good job protecting our back 4...I wouldn't necessarily say that the defenders were totally to blame for conceding the goals we have done in the first two games.
Villa4Europe
24/08/2008 11:42:00
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We should have had a penalty in the first half if thats what they are being given for.
lerneravfc
24/08/2008 11:43:00
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give cuellar a chance at the back instead of davies. He's got bags more experience. SWPs available now so whats MON waitning for? King kev will want to keep milner unless we pay silly money
medzy
24/08/2008 12:43:00
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Medzy SWP don't want to come to Villa mate his old man has told him several times to get his arse up here but he still sits on the bench for Chelski happy with his pay.
Mutt_Man
24/08/2008 13:15:00
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In fairness we lost one game, cant win them all but I suspect its the manner of the defeat that irks people.
col8
24/08/2008 15:57:00
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