Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

SO.. Who Do We Play Up Front v Baggies?

SO.. Who Do We Play Up Front v Baggies?

Vital Villa asked:

Who should start up front v West Brom?

Poll Date: 26 Sep 2012
Suggested By: Merlin128777

Benteke & Gabby 65%

Go for it with all 3 14%

Bent & Gabby 12%

Bent & Benteke 6%

Other options/one up front 3%

********

Benteke scoring

Holtelower in our match thread>>> said:

I also cannot see why people are saying Benteke. He has scored 1 goal in English football, he is 21 yrs old - or put another way, Andreas Weimann has more experience and done more than he has. Benteke may be the next Alan Shearer - but he isn't yet. In the last three games, he has missed about 5 sitters , and I mean sitters, that Bent would 99% of the time find the net with.

Bent is our best forward by an absolute country mile - in fact - hang on five , I'll find the stats....

Darren Bent - 148 goals
Gabby - 54 goals
Weimann - 6 goals
Benteke - 45 goals

So Darren Bent 148 goals - the rest put together 105 goals

Or lets put Bent's Villa career into perspective - 43 games 19 goals -so a one in two strike rate, in the worst Villa team I have ever seen.

It is 100% obvious to me, we play this style of football and Darren Bent will get at least 25 goals this year - put it this way, if he was on the pitch on Wed - and Gabby's ball was parried - are you telling me Bent wouldn't have been there to tap it in ? He also set Benteke up 3 times in 7 minutes against Swansea. Then against Southampton he put us in the lead - then Benteke had the chance to kill the game off and put us two nil up and missed - and the rest is history.

Gabby and Bent showed under Houllier they can be a formidable combination.

And now we have a manager who is going to play to their strengths, people want him dropped for a player who has scored 1 goal ?

I bloody hope Benteke goes on to be a Villa legend, however at the moment, he reminds me of Heskey, but he came from abroad, not Leicester so people somehow think he is fantastic. Unbelievable


Yup, I often wish he`d come off the fence and say what he really thinks as well!

Some comments from our original article: Who Do You Play Up Front v Baggies Then???

Normally I'm not shy about screaming my opinion to all my mates and telling them exactly who should play and why, but I'm very very glad i don't have to make this decision. I'm also very glad that we're in a position that makes us have to make difficult team selection choices like this.
Holte End Hero

Benteke and Gabby all day long. Bent needs a boot up the arse. Even though he scored last week, he misses FAR too many chances.
olofthegreat

Bent and Gabby. Bring on Benteke second half. Make West Brom adjust, he will course damage like he did against Swansea. Bent will be hungry to play and score. Weimann's due a goal up front also.
Blitz

Gabby Green top

Gabby scores his first goals since November 5th and all of a sudden he is 'the man'? Lambert last season showed he knows how to get the best out of his strikers to keep them on their toes. Grant Holt scored 15 goals but only started 24 games. For 12 games he was on the bench. If previous Villa Managers had benched our top scorer for every third game there would be a lynching, because apparently we know better than the managers. Personally I trust in PL to work with what he has to get the best results. There are arguments for and against all the options open to him. But as I have been saying for weeks now, get you money on Villa to be having plenty of goals in their games (both for and against) as the team takes shape. This season is going to have more ups and downs than whores draws and we should sit back, enjoy the ride and not get ourselves hung up on who starts, is benched, subbed or whatever. If you try to make sense of this season you will go mad. So get down to Villa Park. Enjoy the games. Play your part in making supporting the Villa fun again. UTV. The 19th minute.
voiceoftheholte

I personally would go for 3 up front and change it up later on. For me, Gabby, Benteke and Wiemann starting. Yes, I am very attacking minded :L I say Gabby for pace and splitting WBA's formation apart Benteke for strength and skill and Weimann because he has very good shot accuracy and can find space if not make space as well as be a handful himself. 3 troubling attackers that will rip the defense and maybe even midfield apart.
Avfc94 we do

bent heading

2 Reasons for the poll Voice 1. A manager gets all the flak for making 'wrong choices' so its interesting to see a diverse opinion on the options available and shows just how hard Lamberts job is . 2 If we dont discuss the team no point in having the site is there ? . For me personally more than happy to leave it to Lambert and my apologies for leaving Weimann out he deserves to be included, But what a nice problem to have after last season. UTV
Merlin128777

Some can't see what is obvious to everyone else. Bent playing takes away from everyone else as he's too much of a focus every attack as he can't do anything else other than be the final touch on a move. Others can do that and a general job for the team. NOT all of us wanted a poacher, not everyone wanted bent or got a boner when we signed him.
Villan444



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday September 28 2012
Time: 10:52AM

Comments

0
I would like to see Bent up front with Wiemann/Benteke and Gabby just in behind. Gabby for his speed get's caught offside way too much when up front, if in behind he can follow knock ons and put the defense under real pressure.
nedster
28/09/2012 12:10:00
0
I still got a boner......
GibboVilla
28/09/2012 13:17:00
0
Pretty clear when holtelower puts it like that! Plus Benteke would put the cat amongst the pigeons coming off the bench for the last 20 minutes either as a replacement or as an additional striker if we're chasing. Bent and Gabby for me!
revolutionatlast
30/09/2012 10:51:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Okore Has Future Concerns

Jores Okore has admitted that come the summer and come relegation, he's open to the possibility of moving on - because he has to be as nobodies told him we want him to stay yet!

Something For The Weekend (522)

If they actually win it then Villa will definitely be every Villan's funny Valentine, come Sunday night.

Garde Wants Norwich Improvement

Manager Remi Garde has called on the team to show further improvement on the Norwich City showing.

Pre Liverpool Injury News

Manager Remi Garde has given his weekly injury update ahead of the game against Liverpool on Sunday.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Liverpool will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win36%
Lose50%
Draw14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 26 11 8 7 41 9
6 Southampton 26 11 7 8 40 10
7 West Ham 26 10 10 6 40 9
8 Watford 26 10 6 10 36 1
9 Stoke 26 10 6 10 36 -5
10 Everton 26 8 11 7 35 11
11 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
12 Chelsea 26 8 9 9 33 2
13 Crystal Palace 26 9 5 12 32 -5
14 WBA 26 8 8 10 32 -8
15 AFC Bournemouth 26 7 7 12 28 -14
16 Swansea 26 6 9 11 27 -10
17 Norwich 26 6 6 14 24 -20
18 Newcastle 26 6 6 14 24 -22
19 Sunderland 26 6 5 15 23 -18
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Prost wants three-way battle for title
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is May 21st the Day?
Write for Vital Football

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions633
2.The Fear339
3.ClivetheVillan305
4.Fulford256
5.sirdennis209
6.JuanPabloAngel201
7.revdpete185
8.DeanoVilla149
9.Wurzel124
10.Silhillvilla119
The Vital Football Members League