Villa Hammered Report
On the positive side, there is room for improvement.
On the negative side, we were crap.
West Ham deserved to win by at least those four goals, should have had a penalty and you couldn't have argued if they had gone on and taken 2-3 more chances.
Play like that again and we'll be fighting in the wrong half of the table all season. Tonight, for me, was a pivotal game, the sort of game that shapes the mood for a season. We now cannot afford to lose at home, because away from home we are dire.
I have to question why Phillips was brought off for Angel when it was so obviously - to me at least - that the supply was the problem. Can DOL really not see that? Could he really not see that Barry was having a very very poor game and that Berger would at least give us half a chance of crossing the ball?
DOL once again told the press we have an honest bunch of lads - seriously, can anyone explain wtf that means for me please? Still, he also came out honestly (now I've caught it) and said it like it was, we were poor in every area and gave up the ball far too easily.
Milner looked promising, Baros - starved of the ball that he was - tried hard and.........nope I'm struggling.
Tactically inept, poor, dire, woeful, embarrassing, outplayed, outclassed, beaten to a pulp, on the ropes for the whole game, outshone by a team who for the large part struggled in the Championship, clueless, classless, leaderless, goalless, careless, lessless!
I could go on, but I won't.
Baros - Phillips - Angel.
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