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Hamburg 3 - Aston Villa 1

UEFA Cup

HSH Nordbank Arena

17/12/08 - 7.45pm

Attendance: 49,121

Referee: Aleksei Nikolayev

Hamburg
3 - 1
Aston Villa
Petric (17), Olic (29, 56)
 
Delfouneso (82)
 
Venue: HSH Nordbank Arena
 
Attendance: 49,121
The Teams
Rost
 
 
 
Guzan
 
 
Boateng
 
 
 
Young
 
 
Reinhardt
 
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
Mathijsen
 
 
 
Knight
 
 
Aogo
 
 
 
Shorey
 
 
Trochowski
 
 
89
 
Gardner
 
 
61
Jarolim
 
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
Benjamin
 
 
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
Jansen
 
 
 
Salifou
 
 
Petric
 
 
78
 
Harewood
 
 
Olic
 
 
67
 
Delfouneso
 
 
Substitutes
Torun
 
 
 
Bannan
 
 
61
Ben-Hatira
 
 
89
 
Herd
 
 
Hesl
 
 
 
Clark
 
 
Demel
 
 
 
Lowry
 
 
Guerrero
 
 
67
 
Friedel
 
 
Neves
 
 
78
 
Petrov
 
 
Pitroipa
 
 
 
Davies
 
 
Game Statistics
12
Goal Attempts
7
7
On Target
2
3
Crosses
3
5
Corners
5
1
Offside
5
5
Fouls
10
1
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
1
54
%
46
Comments...
What a load of amatuerish ****.




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday December 17 2008

Time: 9:40PM

Your Comments

this means we will get a group winner in the 32? i think MON likes it like that.
leftfoot
Nightmare performance. Reo-coker or the fonz my men of the match. Just shows we need a stronger squad at this level. Hamburg played well so not all bad. Oh yea, and we already qualified! Bring on january!
medzy
At the end of the day our 1st can battle with the best of them. We threw 2 games and still qualified, we could/should of topped a difficult group had we risked our 1st teamers.
Tez86
were through! think MON was giving marewood,salifou and knight there swan song in europe. hopefully never to be seen in villa colours again. cant believe im sayin this but i'll be cheerin on the scousers this weekend, results go our way and we perform like we can, on boxing day we could be 7 points ahead of arsenal! P.S. buy podolski!!!
rhymez1
hamburg are an excellent team, almost all full international players. could've been worse, at least we got the goal back! even our full squad might've lost. not worth knackering em out since we're through.
NorthcliffeBandit
Fully support a reserve line up - except we should have Cuellar and Davies in the middle to provide, along with Shorey and Young, somewhere near a first choice defence as a platform for a better result. If they were more solid, the rest of the performance was not that bad and would have had a better edge to it, with a much closer result. As it was we should hve got back to 3-2 if Cokey had not missed a sitter. I hope we will put a stronger team out in March - otherwise what is the point of qualifying- it is meant to e what we were striving for all last season. Bary Bannan did OK.
stennyvilla
That was embarrasing. as soon as it went to 3-0, I turned the tv off. Knight is absolutely dreadful, there was interview the other day where he says he is waiting for his chance to get back in the first team, on this evidence we will be seling him.
industrial_musical
Sidwell was quality, in the first half they weren't giving us more than a second on the ball. By the time the second half had started, none of their players wanted to go anywhere near Sidders as he had scared them off with his tough tackling. We lost to 2 good goals although there were defensive mistakes before hand and Brad junior looked about 4 foot tall in the goal. Bananaman is a full Villan at last, along with "The Fonz" these were the 2 positives to be taken from the game. Our U18s would murder our reserves on this showing.
Villan444
I fully understand and support the reserve line up considering we are already through .As for having to face better teams now in the next round,So what?If you want to win these cups you have to beat the top teams anyway .Having said that had I spent the money and traveled to Germany I would have been a bit *****ed off as the team that played still could of of done a lot better. I don`t blame o`neill,These players are saying they want to be in the first team,They get a chance and then do that. Oh well we are 4th in the prem and into the next round in europe,Embarrassing yes doom and gloom no.
lerneravfc
I'm just happy that we are finally in a position where there is a much bigger (positive) picture than just one game. Dissapointing result but by no means the end of the world.
Adam Deuce
Think sidders and NRC were the highlights, and for the rest who think they should be in the first team then it should be a bit of a wake up call. I don't think it matters where we finished, it'll be a tough game whoever we get. It does highlight our need to stengthen the squad though. A few key injuries could really derail our season. Anyway, back to the Prem, and life is all good there! UTV!
splatt
As a Villa fan Zat should do his team a favour and ask for a transfer. The few times we have seen him he has been way off positionally and fails to attack the ball when he can (Zilina). Strikers need games and confidence but the Hare is not putting in the effort he showed last season, has he already left the Villa in his mind?
KiddyKen
It would appear Harewood doesn't care anymore, Oh well Knight and Harewood were stop gaps anyway, not as if Knight is going to set the world alight anyway. couple of good points though, Gardner showed he is willing to give his all for the team as well as Sidwell.
industrial_musical
Well, clearly Harewood, who could not even raise a gallop, Knight who seemed slow and hesitant as well as being out of position and Salifou whose passes went anywhere except where intended are not up to the standards we require of first team players and I am beginning to seriously wonder if Shorey will get there again. I don't know about buying a striker in January I think there are other positions, about six actually, that might be more important to our long term success. I would suggest unloading the above in the transfer window and getting in replacements that can seriously do the job.
Obediah
Not a bad game to be fair, reserves had an opportunity and few took it. Hopefully we will go all out in the next round though.
young_jonah
Is it only me or was Cueller at fault for 2 of the goals? He got muscled off the ball for their 2nd goal and was weak in the challenge for their 3rd. I am yet to see a world class defender. Lets hope his best is yet to come.
In MON we trust!
Harewood, Knight and osbourne need to be offloaded. I feel for salifou because he usually steps up. I think his last 2 games were just poor ones. He works hard at least.
medzy
Could care less about this really. We are through and no one was injured. Right now the winners of the groups are Hamburg ( who we can't play), Wolfsburg, St. Etienne, and CSKA Moskow. Rather not go to Moscow but the others? Bring them on.
los_angeles_villan
its not time to offload anyone. Maybe close season and replace and add. Think Hokey Cokey was man of the match and dare I say Marlon grafted? (most dissagree) Its difficult to play as a forward partnership without a few games together under your belt but in the 2nd half the Hare and the Fonze had a go. Zat night and Harewood are not for the long term but we need some depth right now, even of dubious quality. Positives - The Fonze. Play him with Gabby in the next home game MON. Bannan - showed promise and desire. Racing back after a bad pass and looked good on the ball. Not sure about Guzan..........but he is only young. Bring on whoever! Up the Villa!
dannyvellow
 

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