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Post Villa v Spurs Fans Match Reactions

Some post match reactions:

Leftfoot: 'what is concerning is the same stuff is happening week after week for us...we lack imagination....'

Voiceoftheholte: 'Positive things from the day. I bumped in to Fear in the pub before the game. We were 1 - 0 up after 15 minutes. And that is about it. Lets not accept the drivel that we were OK in the first half. In the first half we scored a lucky goal with our only serious effort. Spuds had shots saved by Friedel, cleared off the line, hit wide or over when really they should have done better. The second half was embarrassing. Had we have lost by 3 or 4 goals today it wouldn't have been an injustice.

I am bored by the constant talk of formations. It is obvious apart from the odd exception that by having Milner and Young in the team, we are left desperately short in midfield. They hog the touchlines and leave the midfield two with far too much ground to cover. They are knackered after 60 minutes and probably explains why we concede so many late goals. This is why we always get results by playing 433 and hardly ever (with the odd exception) when playing 442. The only two victories we have had away from home were playing 433. We have failed to win in every away game that he has played 442 this season.

Of our 14 games, 5 have been against teams currently in the top half and 9 in the bottom half. 5 of our next 6 league games are against top half teams. I hope I am proved completely wrong, but by persisting with this failed formation we will be in the bottom half at the turn of the year. We have the personnel and depth to not just be challenging for the top 4 , but for the top of the table. But we look a million miles away from that. We have the players so MON needs to start delivering performances. Tuesday is now looking like a very big game. Lose to a team who can't buy a result like they could when ** Redknapp was in charge, then MON will have to have a close look at just how he progresses from there.'

ExpatVillaShirt 'I got up at 4.30 AM to watch that. Disappointing. Let's hope we pull ourselves together for Tuesday.' (v Portsmouth in the league cup)

tvrwhitey 'well done Brad, Beye and Carlos today they saved our bacon'

StuLinney 'Let's see if MON learns any lessons. Actually forget the lessons, MON should learn the facts regarding our 4-4-2/4-5-1 performances. The lessons I learnt from yesterday is that we play better with Reo-Coker in the line-up, MON has his obvious favourites (regardless of talent or lack of) Sidwell was a waste of money, Beye & Dick Dunne are VERY lucky to be playing in our shirt, Carew wasn't interested (again), Spurs won the game 1-1, Spurs love to use their hands (except Gomes of course), the ref loved Spurs, Spurs love Harry (for the time being), Harry loves MON, MON loves Heskey, Heskey used to be S H I T E - still is, Reo-Coker can't shoot, Luke Young isn't left footed, Warnock had the sniffles, Cuellar's beard is coming along nicely, MON forgot Downing was on bench, Gardner & Delph will never get a chance & most of all, we played that poor we made Spurs look good during their 1-1 win!'

leftfoot 'nice words stulinney and i feel compelled to add to it. sidwell looks like he has as much going on in his head as he contributes to the game - nothing...'

As quoted in my match report: Spursex 'I have to say, I've always thought Mon liked to try and put together teams that want to play decent football, but I can now understand why some here get so frustrated with him..especially when you have so many very good players..it just looks to me that you didn't have the confidence to play, and apart from Milner no one seemed to want the ball...that has to have something to do with how the team is prepared/instructed how to play'

And LewChatterley'sLover 'Embarrassing gulf in class today. When Milner and Young don't play well we just don't play any decent football. What we do is fairly effective - but it's down to good defending plus occasional flashes of pace and old fashioned route 1 up-and-at-em attacking.

It reminds me of Saunders and Gregory eras - we look pretty shit but still manage to compete in the top 6. Back then you could win things that way. These days however, with 4-5 of Europe's best playing in the Premier League we can't expect any return to glory with this approach.'

VillaRob 'I think a big difference between our players and spuds last night was confidence. They were playing like lions while we were playing like scary cats.'

Olofthegreat responding to attempted Spuds wind ups added: 'Spurs are brilliant, I think they'll win the league. It was great that they scored with a handball assist, wonderful skill. We were honoured to host last seasons league cup finalists and their lovely fans who aren't at all arrogant, nor do they have chips on their shoulders about being forever in Arsenal's shadow. I also love their manager, such a loyal, honest, polite fellow. They really are a big team.'

Then we get this spoof from someone who I think I can politely term as slightly less of a fan of MON than many appear to be!!!

Albarnista: 'This has to go down as an excellent point gained against a team with a realistic shot at finishing in the top four. No doubt Spurs will be disappointed at dropping two points, but let's hear Villa getting some credit for denying a superior side victory. Just don't get me started on why Villa are inferior to the likes of Spurs...'

'who cares if we're inferior to Spurs? Today we won a point against them, which should be cause for celebration shouldn't it? After all, we couldn't reasonably be expected to compete with a club like Spurs when we're just a small provincial, club who, when you think about it, are punching above their weight simply by being in the Premiership! I mean, I can't remember us winning anything ever, and yet we've just taken a point off a team who reached the League Cup Final last season! O'Neill specialises in getting the most out of small clubs with limited resources, such as Villa, and, though he might not be perfect, I can't think of anyone who'd be better for Villa. Admittedly, O'Neill might not be capable of dealing with clubs with more illustrious histories and loftier ambitions (Wigan, Hull, Fulham are obvious examples), but for us he's perfect. Why can't people see how lucky we are to have O'Neill as our manager? If we had ANY other manager we'd drop out of the football league quicker than you can say 'Grantham Town away'.'

Ahem!

On the positive side, we did get a point against a team who played very well (as Nimmo said after the game at the pub, that was probably the best team we've played this season and we did at least get a point from it)


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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 29 2009

Time: 10:59AM

Your Comments

And there was you saying you were the better side at half time Mr Fear.... ;-)
oxfordspur
And there was you saying you were the better side at half time Mr Fear.... ;-)
oxfordspur
would av bin extremely hard to give handball for dawsons goal. if anything your goal shouldnt av stood as it looked to me like gabbi pushed palacios over before his clinical finish.lol
pachna_spurs
would av bin extremely hard to give handball for dawsons goal. if anything your goal shouldnt av stood as it looked to me like gabbi pushed palacios over before his clinical finish.lol
pachna_spurs
scary how people are sayin we only had the 2nd half! villa had about 20mins in the first half that was it! a draw is like a win for them! i woudl be embarssed if we had 10mine behind the ball at home like they did!
j dog!
scary how people are sayin we only had the 2nd half! villa had about 20mins in the first half that was it! a draw is like a win for them! i woudl be embarssed if we had 10mine behind the ball at home like they did!
j dog!
Think MON got his tactics wrong yesterday. First half was fairly even, but second half it looked like Villa were scared to push on and bury the game. Thought we deserved all 3pts but a draw away to Villa I probably would have taken before the game.
MJBSpur
Think MON got his tactics wrong yesterday. First half was fairly even, but second half it looked like Villa were scared to push on and bury the game. Thought we deserved all 3pts but a draw away to Villa I probably would have taken before the game.
MJBSpur
sorry we didn't get to meet up Oxfordspur, I did try to wave but you were scared and looked away. I think first half you didn't take your chances, we did and it was a fine result (a darw would have been also) but second half - or towards the end of the first half, we did disappear. Ended up happy with the points as I feared the worst.
The Fear
sorry we didn't get to meet up Oxfordspur, I did try to wave but you were scared and looked away. I think first half you didn't take your chances, we did and it was a fine result (a darw would have been also) but second half - or towards the end of the first half, we did disappear. Ended up happy with the points as I feared the worst.
The Fear
agreed MJB, a draw away from home against anyone isn't a disgrace really. Also perhaps agree pachna, maybe harsh hand ball wise but then again, they have been disallowed for less than that !
The Fear
agreed MJB, a draw away from home against anyone isn't a disgrace really. Also perhaps agree pachna, maybe harsh hand ball wise but then again, they have been disallowed for less than that !
The Fear
I agree that Villa were playing far too deep in the last hour, which indicated they were sitting on their lead, but perhaps we as spurs fans are not really giving our side the credit for the way we played the game. I thought we were quicker to the ball and pressed the opposition really well. Did we really think that MON told young and agbonlahor to play as full backs and the team to play 7-2-1? perhaps it was down to our own quality on the day and if villa pressed forward, we would have explioted that with the pace of Defoe and Lennon in particular, whilst both hudd and Kranjcar were excellent yesterday.
oxfordspur
I agree that Villa were playing far too deep in the last hour, which indicated they were sitting on their lead, but perhaps we as spurs fans are not really giving our side the credit for the way we played the game. I thought we were quicker to the ball and pressed the opposition really well. Did we really think that MON told young and agbonlahor to play as full backs and the team to play 7-2-1? perhaps it was down to our own quality on the day and if villa pressed forward, we would have explioted that with the pace of Defoe and Lennon in particular, whilst both hudd and Kranjcar were excellent yesterday.
oxfordspur
Thankfully what the score says to the rest of the country is that Spuds came from behind to luckily scrape a draw. Awsome. UTV ;)
olofthegreat
Thankfully what the score says to the rest of the country is that Spuds came from behind to luckily scrape a draw. Awsome. UTV ;)
olofthegreat
Dear Santa, all i want for Xmas (maybe earlier if you can do it) is for Villa not to go one up until the 89th min (97th at Old Trafford). Thanks
Lost_In_Ca
Dear Santa, all i want for Xmas (maybe earlier if you can do it) is for Villa not to go one up until the 89th min (97th at Old Trafford). Thanks
Lost_In_Ca
I think Villa are 2nd most over rated, only losing out to Liverpool. We dominated you for 70 minutes. Next time we see you, don't put 11 men behind the ball please, it makes for a one sided affair wouldn't you reckon?
WhiteHartSpur
I think Villa are 2nd most over rated, only losing out to Liverpool. We dominated you for 70 minutes. Next time we see you, don't put 11 men behind the ball please, it makes for a one sided affair wouldn't you reckon?
WhiteHartSpur
Aren't you a friendly person WhiteHartSpur...you guys played well, we didn't...but you didn't win did you? So go back to Vital Spurs please x
Villa4Europe
Aren't you a friendly person WhiteHartSpur...you guys played well, we didn't...but you didn't win did you? So go back to Vital Spurs please x
Villa4Europe
Oh Olaf, not enough hugs as a child me thinks. You are a bitter young man. Lucky point, just admit it!!
marcspur
Oh Olaf, not enough hugs as a child me thinks. You are a bitter young man. Lucky point, just admit it!!
marcspur
I said before the match, that Spurs at home or away how they are currently playing would be a good point for us. Because i know they wont be able to keep it up. WIf villa can play as bad as that and still get a point against the self proclaimed "best london side" then we are in good stead for when we actuallt start playing like we want to win a match. First 30 minutes we looked frightening and had Spurs on the racks. As well as spurs may have played, with the extra man they had in the Ref Villa were always going to be up against it. When Villa scored, that was a blatant hand ball off the line. RED card should've been given. and then Defoe, to which the Ref actually did his job for and disallowed, the Dawson goal was again another handball. Well Done Spurs, you even had the ref playing for you that day. So a good away point. Next time try not to cheat.
VillaSlice
I said before the match, that Spurs at home or away how they are currently playing would be a good point for us. Because i know they wont be able to keep it up. WIf villa can play as bad as that and still get a point against the self proclaimed "best london side" then we are in good stead for when we actuallt start playing like we want to win a match. First 30 minutes we looked frightening and had Spurs on the racks. As well as spurs may have played, with the extra man they had in the Ref Villa were always going to be up against it. When Villa scored, that was a blatant hand ball off the line. RED card should've been given. and then Defoe, to which the Ref actually did his job for and disallowed, the Dawson goal was again another handball. Well Done Spurs, you even had the ref playing for you that day. So a good away point. Next time try not to cheat.
VillaSlice
villa slice you mong. watch the replays of our goal it hits between chest and shoulder thats not handball. deal with the fact that you were pants. and im not saying we were the greatest ever we were really good but equally you were bad. and as far as keeping our form up i think the last team to even mention that sort of thing is villa after you threw it away last season. how bitter are you ref on our side get over yourself you fekin clown
jljyid
villa slice you mong. watch the replays of our goal it hits between chest and shoulder thats not handball. deal with the fact that you were pants. and im not saying we were the greatest ever we were really good but equally you were bad. and as far as keeping our form up i think the last team to even mention that sort of thing is villa after you threw it away last season. how bitter are you ref on our side get over yourself you fekin clown
jljyid
Spurs fans wont be laughing when 1) THEY GET BEAT BY ARSENAL AGAIN 2) HARRY DECIDES HE WANTS TO CHANGE CLUBS AGAIN...PROBABLY PORTSMOUTH 3) WHEN THEY FINISH BELOW ARSENAL....AGAIN....AND 4) WHEN VILLA WHACK 'EM NEXT TIME......!!!!!!!!!!
MASON_PARKER
Spurs fans wont be laughing when 1) THEY GET BEAT BY ARSENAL AGAIN 2) HARRY DECIDES HE WANTS TO CHANGE CLUBS AGAIN...PROBABLY PORTSMOUTH 3) WHEN THEY FINISH BELOW ARSENAL....AGAIN....AND 4) WHEN VILLA WHACK 'EM NEXT TIME......!!!!!!!!!!
MASON_PARKER
ok and we are the ones that are arrogant. why the arsenal digs you have to use another team to beat us because you feel you cant do it bless yah its like getting your big brother to fight your battles. you were poor its not our fault we were so much better on the day and honestly i was surprised as you do have a very good squad. before you try spitting your bitter bile have a look at your own club first MASON-PARKTHEBUS YOU WERE RUBBISH LIVE WITH IT
jljyid
ok and we are the ones that are arrogant. why the arsenal digs you have to use another team to beat us because you feel you cant do it bless yah its like getting your big brother to fight your battles. you were poor its not our fault we were so much better on the day and honestly i was surprised as you do have a very good squad. before you try spitting your bitter bile have a look at your own club first MASON-PARKTHEBUS YOU WERE RUBBISH LIVE WITH IT
jljyid
Nice one.....how did you do tonight.....?
MASON_PARKER
Nice one.....how did you do tonight.....?
MASON_PARKER
and how did we do ?
MASON_PARKER
and how did we do ?
MASON_PARKER
 

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