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25/11/2006

Attendance: 33,162

Referee:

Aston VillaMiddlesbrough
Barry (45+ pen)Christie (43)
Thomas Sorensen     70 Mark Schwarzer    
Olof Mellberg     Emanuel Pogatetz    
Liam Ridgewell     Jonathan Woodgate    
Gary Cahill     Robert Huth    
Wilfred Bouma     Abel Xavier    
Gabriel Agbonlahor     James Morrison     83
Gavin McCann     George Boateng    
Isaiah Osbourne     61 Andrew Taylor    
Gareth Barry     Julio Arca    
Stiliyan Petrov     Malcolm Christie     76
Juan Pablo Angel     61 Aiyegbeni Yakubu    
Substitutes
Stuart Taylor     70 Lee Cattermole     83
Milan Baros     61 Massimo Maccarone     76
Steven Davis     61 Brad Jones    
Peter Whittingham     Jason Euell    
Aaron Hughes     Stuart Parnaby    
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
9
4
On Target
4
9
Corners
4
2
Offside
1
1
Yellow Cards
3
52
%
48

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday November 25 2006
Time: 6:26PM

Comments

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We didn't cope well with there 352 system. Ossie and McCann had stinkers but I couldn't see Boro scoring. MON thought both goals were dodgy. It now appears the Boro goal was offside but if you look at The Boro keeper he didn't complain much! Second half much better and we were unlucky. Davis was far better than Ossie and is due a start on Wednesday. Thought Bouma, Petrov and Barry were superb at times doen the left. McCann got bullied by Boeteng today which is a concern. Let's hope it's a one off. UTV
Gazvilla
25/11/2006 18:31:00
0
Petrov "earning" a penalty! Different club, different league but some things just don't change...!
ForeverHoop
25/11/2006 18:40:00
0
I'm very dissapointed with the result
Christo
25/11/2006 19:15:00
0
Malcolm Christie - first goal in two years, two years dogged by injury - I bet he was well chuffed.
merlin
25/11/2006 19:16:00
0
But there's no way GB was man of the match - he was good, but there were better players. Wilfred Bouma and Ollie Mellberg for two! Ollie was superb! Never seen him go forward like that before. The penalty was definate, their goal miles offside! ANd what were two of our goals disallowed for??? Anyway not a bad result and we're still nearer the top than the bottom - so can't have too many complaints!
Miss_Aston
25/11/2006 19:53:00
0
just can't see why we'd play 4-5-1 at home, still, MON knows full well there are new players needed, a striker and a midfielder are certs, worried about Petrov though, following a great debut his contribution seems to get less and less by the game.
The Fear
25/11/2006 20:07:00
0
poor shooting for this level..almost a 25% accuracy rate....
ernshaw
25/11/2006 20:48:00
0
We're definitely lacking up front, dominating games yet just not capable of seeing teams off. Disappointed, but not surprised at the 33,000 (just) attendance. Where are the stay-aways? Why are they staying away?
glensider
25/11/2006 21:19:00
0
Fear - I didn't understand why we went 451. The game was crying out for more support to Angel. Perhaps he wanted to match Boro but we should be imposing ourselves on the game. Definately a better second half. As for Petrov you could see with his link up play with Bouma and Barry that given good players around him he can do the bizz. A bit frustrating but we had 2 headers I thought were in and Baros had a shot just wide. No atmosphere though which is a shame. A must win on Wednesday to keep up the good work.
Gazvilla
25/11/2006 22:44:00
0
Thought Baros or Gabby should have partnered Angel up front from the start and couldnt understand the need to play 2 defensive midfielders in mccann and osbourne. It just seemed a very defence minded team to start with at home..! I know Osbourne is only a young kid still learning the game but i think he has been poor the last few games and would prefer to see Davis or Hendrie recalled from Stoke.
deemz
26/11/2006 12:13:00
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