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Why The Anger Villa Fans - This Season Isn't Over!

Why The Anger Villa Fans - This Season Isn't Over!

Booing and moaning? Best season for a decade or more as far as many are concerned isn't it?

First part by voiceoftheholte, second part myself and deanovilla!

I think the debate about players playing out of the position that are known for, is interesting. (See the article comments for the start of this debate: Click Here )

We won the League and European Cup with a right winger at right back (Swain), a centre forward at centre half (Evans), a goal keeper who wouldn't come off his line (Rimmer) a centre half who was originally slated by the fans (Ken McNaught), a journey man centre forward who had no real proof of being a great goalscorer (Peter Withe) and a central midfielder who couldn't hit a barn door at 5 paces (Bremner). But they were a team. Not the best individually, but a team.

And last time I looked football was a team game. I too think that Cuellar and Dunne are the best central partnership. I can not understand having two right backs on the bench and a centre half at right back. I also think it is madness to play Heskey and Carew together instead of pairing Delfouneso with Carew. I do not like the 4 4 2 formation. I would much rather have a 3 man midfield and then give Young or Downing (not both) the license to go where they want.

But if at the start of the season you had told me that Villa were playing Guzan at centre forward and Agbonlahor in goal, but we would reach Wembley at least twice (maybe 3 times) and were in with a great chance of 4th with 9 games to go, then I would have ripped your hand off for that.

So little rant over.

I do not think we would miss Dunne for a game (or several games) and that is why we have a squad. For those who have booed because they think they know best as to what team should be played, should be ashamed.

We have the best defence in the league and fans are complaining because they are not happy because they think the right back is not as good as a player on the bench. Some Villa fans should be thoroughly ashamed of their actions.

That said, it would help if MON communicated to the fans exactly why Cuellar is preferred to the two right backs which cost a combined total of £7million. If he also let fans know why he plays two centre forwards when Heskey's goals per minute is about about 1 quarter of Delfouneso it would help. If these two questions were answered that would hopefully placate the morons who think booing is the way to make the team play better.

With thanks to voiceoftheholte

I think I can hitch a lift on the back of this article and add what Deanovilla said to me earlier about this season. If you had told me we'd have done this at the start I'd have laughed in your face. But look at what we have done so far (I say so far because despite some real anger/frustration at the Wolves game, we've not finished yet. Ok, we might have the argument at the end of the season whether 7th and reaching a final and a semi are good enough. Conversely we might be debating what a great season it was to finish 4th or 5th and to lift the FA Cup. We are so close to the end of the season now, surely we can keep the faith just that bit longer, it isn't as if Martin O'Neill is going to be sacked or leave at this stage (and nor should he). Anyway, as Deanovilla said, so far this season we have:

*Reached our first cup final for 10 years
*Reached our first FA Cup Semi Final for 10 years
*Beaten Man United at Old Trafford for the first time in 20 odd years or more
*Beaten Liverpool at Anfield
*Beaten Chelsea
*Beaten the Blues at the Sty
*Remained in the hunt for 4th spot and the FA Cup

With thanks to Deanovilla


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Writer:voiceoftheholte, deano and feario!
Date:Tuesday March 23 2010
Time: 2:23PM

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I'm enjoying the ride, I get as frustrated and baffled as any but that happens with any manager and their own 'strange' decisions. If we were 15th or below and out of the cups, I'd be thinking it was time to move on, but we aren't, we are actually doing ok and the season isn't over yet.
The Fear
23/03/2010 14:26:00
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I'm enjoying the ride, I get as frustrated and baffled as any but that happens with any manager and their own 'strange' decisions. If we were 15th or below and out of the cups, I'd be thinking it was time to move on, but we aren't, we are actually doing ok and the season isn't over yet.
The Fear
23/03/2010 14:26:00
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And how much nicer would all that be if O'Neill showed the fans a little respect? He needs to remember who helps pay for his wages.
young_jonah
23/03/2010 14:31:00
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And how much nicer would all that be if O'Neill showed the fans a little respect? He needs to remember who helps pay for his wages.
young_jonah
23/03/2010 14:31:00
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I think the frustration comes from being "nearly men". So often when we need to step up to the plate, we seem to succumb to failure. Not total failure, but abject disappointment. Like on Saturday when we had a chance to turn the screw on our rivals, we crossed the line with little more than a whimper. Luckily for us we'll possibly have more chances to assert ourselves in the race for 4th between now and close of play - but the "nearly men" tag seems a tough one to shake off.
bazzah
23/03/2010 14:33:00
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I think the frustration comes from being "nearly men". So often when we need to step up to the plate, we seem to succumb to failure. Not total failure, but abject disappointment. Like on Saturday when we had a chance to turn the screw on our rivals, we crossed the line with little more than a whimper. Luckily for us we'll possibly have more chances to assert ourselves in the race for 4th between now and close of play - but the "nearly men" tag seems a tough one to shake off.
bazzah
23/03/2010 14:33:00
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Yeah got to agree with Bazzah, the team often seem to bottle it when it matters most. I will honestly be surprised to see us move above 7th nevermind finish there because it seems to me that when all the results go our way in the league we lose or snatch a point
young_jonah
23/03/2010 14:37:00
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Yeah got to agree with Bazzah, the team often seem to bottle it when it matters most. I will honestly be surprised to see us move above 7th nevermind finish there because it seems to me that when all the results go our way in the league we lose or snatch a point
young_jonah
23/03/2010 14:37:00
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I'm loving this season, the lads and manager have done so well to compete on so many levels this season, and to be heading towards April with plenty still to play for is so refreshing. Look at those achievements above. Now if you still think a few dodgy substitutions are more important then your priorities are totally screwed and you have forgotten why you fell in love with football in the first place.
DeanoVilla
23/03/2010 14:41:00
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Brilliant, the "best defence in the league". That should get us a few more draws this season then. Perhaps we could improve on the 11 we already have this season and go for a record number of draws in one season?
Class of 82
23/03/2010 14:45:00
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