Aston Villa - Newcastle 6 (Six) - Aston Villa 0: Murph's View
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Newcastle 6 (Six) - Aston Villa 0: Murph's View

In lieu of the preview, which I was struggling to find time to write (and given what just happened, I'm half-glad I didn't bother!) I thought I would give my views on the game that can no longer be mentioned.

What the frying-duck can you say about such a disastrous defeat to a former Championship side? 'Oh dear,' 'never mind,' 'Marlon Harewood?'

Villa looked devoid of ideas and whilst this saw us through many an away game last season, facing a side playing their first top-flight game at home in 12 months, such ineptitude was always going to cause us severe issues.

A special mention goes to John 'bad back' Carew and Ashley 'I whinge more than my missus' Young for their sulky and half-arsed approach. Rumour has it that the first trip to Earth by extra-terrestrial life will include the re-delivery to Newcastle United of the Nike football that big JC hammered into orbit whilst attempting to impersonate a penalty taker.

Villa looked short on options up-front and shaky at the back, with Emile Heskey a Capello-esque last ditch attempt at comedy, and Habib Beye a token gesture to give young Clark a chance to shower by himself before the bigger boys returned to the dressing room.

Prior to the game, Kevin Mac stated he was unsure about whether he wished to take the job full time. After today, one would assume he'd be rather stupid to take on a Martin O'Neill legacy that has left us desperately short of quality.

As stated in the forums, there will be only one set of supporters more worried than us tonight, and that is those who follow the bubble blowers of West Ham.

On the flip-flop side however, it's early days, plenty more games to enjoy!

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Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday August 22 2010

Time: 4:06PM

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This is the first time in ages that when other fans laugh and say how poor villa are i really do not no what to say other than agree with them.
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22/08/2010 16:12:00

Yeah but that was against chelsea and we were tired and that game, at least we had plenty of excuses. Today we have 0
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22/08/2010 16:38:00

We were tired lmao!! Its a wierd old league this year, whats that 4 6-0's already, think were be losing that 'most competitive league in the world tiltle soon, we've got wigan next, surely a 9 goal blitz!
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22/08/2010 16:40:00

I disagree with those who are saying Ash Young didnt do much. For me, he was the best of a bad bunch. He was the only one who looked like he gave a Shooot. Carew let us down, he was woeful, awful touch, awful attitude towards the match. He should take note of Andy Carroll, the lad was immense, won everything in the air and ran our defence ragged. Not just because of this, but i feel we definitely need another striker. Defensively we were awful, i think Clark was out of his depth today, cant blame the lad tho. Will be interesting to see what side is put out against Vienna. Hurry up collins and carlos!! Gabby we need u!lol
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22/08/2010 16:53:00

agreed AndyFC, he put in some great crosses in the right position, not his fault if our strikers don't realise you need to be in the box to score (or even shoot). Think he gets a bad press from some Villa fans, not much he can do if those ahead of him are just strollign around. Carew and Heskey... wtf is that all about? I don't think Fonz is ready at his age but I'd play him ahead of those two wallies any day!
The Fear
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22/08/2010 16:55:00

I think whoever we get in anyway, as soon as we lose one alot of fans will be on there backs immediately, soo does it really matter
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22/08/2010 17:13:00

Dont get it when people blame strikers aswell, the score was 6-0?? Our defence should get the blame and midfield, our attackers were poor but not their fault we were so bad at the back.
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22/08/2010 17:23:00

S till not wanting the useless Keane or Jenas then?? Sure about that? Hutton and Bentley are yours too if you want them?? We're here to help ;-)
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22/08/2010 17:38:00

I'd take all four. Would have before this result. Watch Jenas and Keane over in NY v Red Bulls and ... oh, who was it? Sod me, forgot the second team... my brain really has gone.. nope, won't come back to me (help coopsie... good excuse, I was drunk) and their give and go footie was decent I thought.
The Fear
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22/08/2010 17:39:00

Sporting Lisbon? San Jose Earthquakes?.. Either of those The Fear mate. lol
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22/08/2010 17:46:00

i take it 'Superman' had his usual game then??? *****e, what did we tell you? and i bet he went missing just when you need 'Battlers'.... Ireland is crap and glad he's not at City..
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22/08/2010 19:46:00

Go away cityman it was his first game, he will still be settling in but what would you no ay.
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22/08/2010 21:17:00

We badly missed NRC in the centre battling away. I'd go 4-5-1 now with Gabby on his own, young/albrighton on the flanks, and ireland/pretov/coker centre mid - that should give us the fight we sorely lacked today. Thank pete we were away though! :s
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22/08/2010 21:25:00

Start with Heskey!!! Think about it, if Heskey was on the pitch instead of Carew he wouldn't of taken the penalty, hence another Villa player would of stepped up and BINGO!!! 1 nil to the Villa. See Heskey does help you sometimes. Up the Hesk!!!!
Kick my ball
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22/08/2010 21:50:00

I sat watching on TV bemused
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22/08/2010 21:58:00

To be honest we're not that worried yet because it's only been two games. If you're in the bottom three come Christmas that's the time to worry. You guys will bounce back - you don't become a terrible team overnight. Trust me it takes seasons of dross to truly prefect it!
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22/08/2010 22:01:00

Ya know, if rival fans want to come on the site and take a rip at us - feel free. I don't care. I support Aston Villa because I always just have and I like football. But I didn't play in the match today, and I take no offense to anyone making fun of my team. I still love them whether or not we lose 6-0 every week or win 6-0 every week. If they feel big up on themselves for having digs at supporters, let them have it. Their boss will be at them all week starting tomorrow for being ****e at their job too...
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22/08/2010 22:16:00

los angles villan, im with u m8 win lose or draw its my team i like the spirit lets get behind the boyz lads they will need it more than ever CMMOOON
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22/08/2010 23:40:00

thinking about it, and being really radical, given our lack of striking options we could go for a version of total football, with 6 midfielders all floating forwards and switching sides, Ash, Downing, Albrighton, Petrov, Ireland, Bannan, and all dropping back when we lose the ball. We wouldn't have a clue who was playing where, but we're used to that, it'd be a nightmare for opposition defenders....
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