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Aston Villa 0 - Wigan Athletic 2

Premier League

Villa Park

15/8/09 - 3pm

Attendance:

Referee: Mark Clattenburg

Aston Villa
0 - 2
Wigan Athletic
 
Rodallega (30), Koumas (55)
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance:
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
Kirkland
 
 
Beye
 
 
67
 
Melchiot
 
 
Davies
 
 
 
Bramble
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
 
Scharner
 
 
Shorey
 
 
 
Figueroa
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Brown
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
Thomas
 
 
Delph
 
 
60
 
N'Zogbia
 
 
67
Young
 
 
 
Gomez
 
 
Heskey
 
 
 
Koumas
 
 
89
Agbonlahor
 
 
76
 
Rodallega
 
 
90
Substitutes
Albrighton
 
 
67
 
Sinclair
 
 
67
Sidwell
 
 
60
 
King
 
 
Delfouneso
 
 
76
 
Scotland
 
 
90
Clark
 
 
 
Pollitt
 
 
Guzan
 
 
 
Edman
 
 
Reo-Coker
 
 
 
Boyce
 
 
Gardner
 
 
 
Cho
 
 
89
Game Statistics
11
Goal Attempts
16
5
On Target
8
4
Corners
6
15
Fouls
14
2
Yellow Cards
2
0
Red Cards
0
42
%
58
Comments...
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Date:Saturday August 15 2009

Time: 5:04PM

Your Comments

anybody surprised? Not me.......you can't lose the quality we have lost and replace them with Championship and League 1 players, total crap! we've had all summer to fill the gaps, no World cup or Euro champs this year, so what's the excuse?
jolf
anybody surprised? Not me.......you can't lose the quality we have lost and replace them with Championship and League 1 players, total crap! we've had all summer to fill the gaps, no World cup or Euro champs this year, so what's the excuse?
jolf
No excuses from MoN please, that was S*^t
Charizma
No excuses from MoN please, that was S*^t
Charizma
Can we buy some players now or is this all part of the plan
ant1ant1
Can we buy some players now or is this all part of the plan
ant1ant1
There is no excuse, especially not a home. The defence should have been sorted as soon as the window opened. Also, y cant we sign a striker that can actually kill games off? We've got too many average players and it showed today. See MON, Things arent as rosey as you think they are. Angry and gutted
Raunds Villain
There is no excuse, especially not a home. The defence should have been sorted as soon as the window opened. Also, y cant we sign a striker that can actually kill games off? We've got too many average players and it showed today. See MON, Things arent as rosey as you think they are. Angry and gutted
Raunds Villain
Ok I'll try and be more positive, I'm positive we need to buy some defenders
ant1ant1
Ok I'll try and be more positive, I'm positive we need to buy some defenders
ant1ant1
Thats what happens when you lose your 2 best players and don't replace them. Not one for knee jerk reactions but on this performance we won't get anywhere near top 10 so forget top 4!
AMS78
Thats what happens when you lose your 2 best players and don't replace them. Not one for knee jerk reactions but on this performance we won't get anywhere near top 10 so forget top 4!
AMS78
such a joke, when we played 4-5-3 last season we were mint and in top 4 soon as we go 4-4-2 we cant keep the ball, we realy need some top quality signings in asap or its bottom half of the table,especialy if wigan make us look poor
nemisis
such a joke, when we played 4-5-3 last season we were mint and in top 4 soon as we go 4-4-2 we cant keep the ball, we realy need some top quality signings in asap or its bottom half of the table,especialy if wigan make us look poor
nemisis
4-5-3 Nemisis??? I think the only way we're gonna win games is with 13 players on the pitch lol
jolf
Mon was completely out thought by Martinez. formation should've been 4-5-1 not 4-4-2. No midfield enforcer, no creativity, no decent defenders. No decent forwards either. Gabby isn't a striker. Heskey is a battering ram not a goalscorer.Result overwhelming possession to Wigan and a 2-0 defeat. Forget top four, on this evidence it'll be mid-table at best, or a relegation dogfight at worst. Liverpool next.
VillaWillRiseAgain
4-5-3 Nemisis??? I think the only way we're gonna win games is with 13 players on the pitch lol
jolf
Mon was completely out thought by Martinez. formation should've been 4-5-1 not 4-4-2. No midfield enforcer, no creativity, no decent defenders. No decent forwards either. Gabby isn't a striker. Heskey is a battering ram not a goalscorer.Result overwhelming possession to Wigan and a 2-0 defeat. Forget top four, on this evidence it'll be mid-table at best, or a relegation dogfight at worst. Liverpool next.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Well, there is the first reality check, we were out-thought and out-fought. Have we learned nothing from last year? We have no one to break down packed defences, no playmaker and no ball winner, result - inevitable defeat. We have two weeks to get the players we need, come on MON and Randy do something, you have the rescources
Obediah
Well, there is the first reality check, we were out-thought and out-fought. Have we learned nothing from last year? We have no one to break down packed defences, no playmaker and no ball winner, result - inevitable defeat. We have two weeks to get the players we need, come on MON and Randy do something, you have the rescources
Obediah
Oh dear
The Usual Suspect
Oh dear
The Usual Suspect
Stop with the waffle and riddles, stop saying we are maybe looking to hopefully do something.... and DO something
ant1ant1
Stop with the waffle and riddles, stop saying we are maybe looking to hopefully do something.... and DO something
ant1ant1
How do you address the loss of Martin Laursen? By selling Zat Knight!!!! How do you address the lack of goals? By buying yet another winger!!!! (albeit one with a broken foot) I know a good young centre half at Bolton, cant remember his though.
greenday61
How do you address the loss of Martin Laursen? By selling Zat Knight!!!! How do you address the lack of goals? By buying yet another winger!!!! (albeit one with a broken foot) I know a good young centre half at Bolton, cant remember his though.
greenday61
Villawillriseagain I can't agree more. I just came on here to say exactly the same. With the players we have we play so much better 4-5-1. Why on earth does MON not see how we played well 4-5-1 and started playing bad as soon as he changed to 4-4-2. Gabbie and young only play well as a counter attack striker/winger and when young is being marked by 2 or 3 players why is he not told to play it simple. He lost us so many chances today as if he just played it simple there were three men on him so less defending against the rest of our players. Also in 4-5-1 Delph would have had a much better game and being free to make an impact. Also today shorey was shocking and messed up every time he got the ball. I usually defend players but he that was bad. I've read this site for ages and that disgraceful performance has made me go and register. Also why have we not signed Hargeland??? one of the best defender in the premiership with one year left on his contract. WE need decent defenders and he could ne had for 8/12m so it makes no sence!!!!! We were out classed and outplayed today. I thought we looked like relegation material and Wigan looked like Champion league hopefulls we were that far apart. Also why have right clicks been disabled on this site so I cant spell check and make sure this makes sence. Shocking thing to do so sorry if my spelling or grammer is poor!!!
revua
Villawillriseagain I can't agree more. I just came on here to say exactly the same. With the players we have we play so much better 4-5-1. Why on earth does MON not see how we played well 4-5-1 and started playing bad as soon as he changed to 4-4-2. Gabbie and young only play well as a counter attack striker/winger and when young is being marked by 2 or 3 players why is he not told to play it simple. He lost us so many chances today as if he just played it simple there were three men on him so less defending against the rest of our players. Also in 4-5-1 Delph would have had a much better game and being free to make an impact. Also today shorey was shocking and messed up every time he got the ball. I usually defend players but he that was bad. I've read this site for ages and that disgraceful performance has made me go and register. Also why have we not signed Hargeland??? one of the best defender in the premiership with one year left on his contract. WE need decent defenders and he could ne had for 8/12m so it makes no sence!!!!! We were out classed and outplayed today. I thought we looked like relegation material and Wigan looked like Champion league hopefulls we were that far apart. Also why have right clicks been disabled on this site so I cant spell check and make sure this makes sence. Shocking thing to do so sorry if my spelling or grammer is poor!!!
revua
it beggars belief that carew didn't start today.
ric112
it beggars belief that carew didn't start today.
ric112
No worries revua it makes sense, I feel the same, read the site for ages but started posting about a month ago because the whole situation is driving me nuts and I needed to vent, why, why, why so many questions and no one to give us any answers, not any I can understand anyway
ant1ant1
Nice one lads...good three points, I think we surprised you today and we arent as bad as the gob*****e media make out
worbo
No worries revua it makes sense, I feel the same, read the site for ages but started posting about a month ago because the whole situation is driving me nuts and I needed to vent, why, why, why so many questions and no one to give us any answers, not any I can understand anyway
ant1ant1
Nice one lads...good three points, I think we surprised you today and we arent as bad as the gob*****e media make out
worbo
Worbo, your team has balance and the players seem to know what they are meant to be doing which is a real bonus when they walk out onto the pitch
ant1ant1
Worbo, your team has balance and the players seem to know what they are meant to be doing which is a real bonus when they walk out onto the pitch
ant1ant1
ric112, carew was injured, foot injury
nemisis
ric112, carew was injured, foot injury
nemisis
well then, my belief has been de-beggarcised
ric112
well then, my belief has been de-beggarcised
ric112
WOW what a show we need some comunication with the fans and club where are he center backs the club needs for this season PLEASE TELL US what is going on 3 years now we have been under staffed stop bull *****ing us come strait NOW...../........
B6_COMPANY
WOW what a show we need some comunication with the fans and club where are he center backs the club needs for this season PLEASE TELL US what is going on 3 years now we have been under staffed stop bull *****ing us come strait NOW...../........
B6_COMPANY
The new right back looks like he`s from a relegated club chite he is and *****in looked it all my optimissum *****ed on in 90 mins by a rugby club great
B6_COMPANY
The new right back looks like he`s from a relegated club chite he is and *****in looked it all my optimissum *****ed on in 90 mins by a rugby club great
B6_COMPANY
Wheater, Hangelaand (or Turner), Van Der Vaart and Tuncay. I really do not care what it costs. It is the only way we will have a shot this year. The last day or two of the window is hectic so first thing Monday - throw money around - whatever it takes!! He literally could not have more time to find replacements for Barry and Laursen, Barry he knew for a year, then was sure before window opened! Laursen he knew before season ended. Its a joke!
deano.avfc
Wheater, Hangelaand (or Turner), Van Der Vaart and Tuncay. I really do not care what it costs. It is the only way we will have a shot this year. The last day or two of the window is hectic so first thing Monday - throw money around - whatever it takes!! He literally could not have more time to find replacements for Barry and Laursen, Barry he knew for a year, then was sure before window opened! Laursen he knew before season ended. Its a joke!
deano.avfc
We cannot magically sign players to improve us. They are all seeking the mega bucks best deal and we are in competition with Spurs, Everton etc for anyone half decent. But we could have a good season . We have got good players. We would be entertained to see solid progress as young players cement their places. Play your best team MON. Play players who are comfy with a ball at their feet. Stop seeing things in players who you hope will come good and start seeing what everyone else can see. We won the Peace Cup with the youngsters and Fonz starred for the under 19s. Albrighton and the Fonz, possibly also Barry Bannan should be tried as regulars. Heskey, Gabby, Sidwell, Rio, are players who are not comfy on the ball. But MON is Tony Blair. He is a conviction manager and persists playing the same way and preaching the same message even when it carries on and on and on not working. Things are not as bad as some are making out if we played the youngsters it could be a revelation. Just what has Gabby done to deserve a place in the team all 2009. Give the places to the players that deserve them. If they play well keep them in. If they are rubbish drop them. I know you need to give players a chance for a few games, and cannot jump to conclusions straight away. Can take time to settle in. But some of these players have had endless chances and it is time for others to start the season, but Mr Blair will persevere. He will not see. He sees and says how good the youngsters are, but he plays the same players for ever and ever. I hope Gabby comes good of course, but put Carew up front with the Fonz. Albrighton and Delph to play regularly too. A transitional season in which our youngsters take us to win the League Cup, FA Cup, and Europa league and 11th in the Premier would do me. One piece of silverware would of course be brilliant. But lessons need to be learnt fast. Trouble is we only have one good Lerner at AVFC.
stennyvilla
We cannot magically sign players to improve us. They are all seeking the mega bucks best deal and we are in competition with Spurs, Everton etc for anyone half decent. But we could have a good season . We have got good players. We would be entertained to see solid progress as young players cement their places. Play your best team MON. Play players who are comfy with a ball at their feet. Stop seeing things in players who you hope will come good and start seeing what everyone else can see. We won the Peace Cup with the youngsters and Fonz starred for the under 19s. Albrighton and the Fonz, possibly also Barry Bannan should be tried as regulars. Heskey, Gabby, Sidwell, Rio, are players who are not comfy on the ball. But MON is Tony Blair. He is a conviction manager and persists playing the same way and preaching the same message even when it carries on and on and on not working. Things are not as bad as some are making out if we played the youngsters it could be a revelation. Just what has Gabby done to deserve a place in the team all 2009. Give the places to the players that deserve them. If they play well keep them in. If they are rubbish drop them. I know you need to give players a chance for a few games, and cannot jump to conclusions straight away. Can take time to settle in. But some of these players have had endless chances and it is time for others to start the season, but Mr Blair will persevere. He will not see. He sees and says how good the youngsters are, but he plays the same players for ever and ever. I hope Gabby comes good of course, but put Carew up front with the Fonz. Albrighton and Delph to play regularly too. A transitional season in which our youngsters take us to win the League Cup, FA Cup, and Europa league and 11th in the Premier would do me. One piece of silverware would of course be brilliant. But lessons need to be learnt fast. Trouble is we only have one good Lerner at AVFC.
stennyvilla
theres no way they can defened there actions if they miss
B6_COMPANY
Sack MON and bring back David O' Leary, the deep thinking Irish man, he; or how about that guy with coiffed black hair and a good line in cockney banter? Stop worrying Villa fans - MON is excellent and probably a bit better at organisng teams, deploying resources than you lot. As a Spur's fan, I know how you feel though - your anticipation is excited only for your expectations to be pummelled into the ground by upstarts like Wigan. How many will Spurs lose by tomorrow?
jammydodger
theres no way they can defened there actions if they miss
B6_COMPANY
Sack MON and bring back David O' Leary, the deep thinking Irish man, he; or how about that guy with coiffed black hair and a good line in cockney banter? Stop worrying Villa fans - MON is excellent and probably a bit better at organisng teams, deploying resources than you lot. As a Spur's fan, I know how you feel though - your anticipation is excited only for your expectations to be pummelled into the ground by upstarts like Wigan. How many will Spurs lose by tomorrow?
jammydodger
***** it
B6_COMPANY
***** it
B6_COMPANY
Thanks jammy for the post... I think i and probably most villa fans appreciate someone trying to lift our spirits... But honestly today was awful. Its not that we lost but the way we lost. And the pessimist side of the villa fans are probably not too surprised... No defense - a poor boy who looked good in league 1 picked over other solid but unspectacular midfielders, a strike force that couldn't score with a prostitute at the moment. And we can't change anything because we only have a bunch of talented youngesters as our only other option...
Astriel
Thanks jammy for the post... I think i and probably most villa fans appreciate someone trying to lift our spirits... But honestly today was awful. Its not that we lost but the way we lost. And the pessimist side of the villa fans are probably not too surprised... No defense - a poor boy who looked good in league 1 picked over other solid but unspectacular midfielders, a strike force that couldn't score with a prostitute at the moment. And we can't change anything because we only have a bunch of talented youngesters as our only other option...
Astriel
You'll be fine; and I hope at least one of the teams in the chasing pack actually challenge the Champions League autocracy this year...be it MC, Everton, you or us. Apparently, in France they call those b******s, the Fantastic Four. Arrgh!
jammydodger
You'll be fine; and I hope at least one of the teams in the chasing pack actually challenge the Champions League autocracy this year...be it MC, Everton, you or us. Apparently, in France they call those b******s, the Fantastic Four. Arrgh!
jammydodger
deano.avfc my sentiments exactly. but do you even trust mon to spend wisely, look at his record its mixed at best and ten million a pop for 2 defenders who simply cant cut it from rangers and baggies is beyond me.
goodb_2
deano.avfc my sentiments exactly. but do you even trust mon to spend wisely, look at his record its mixed at best and ten million a pop for 2 defenders who simply cant cut it from rangers and baggies is beyond me.
goodb_2
What can I say - bye bye Beye, and take the other 3 defenders with you. Find room on your jolly good beye bus for petrov and Young, but make sure Ash does not loose control of his dummy and throw himslef on the ground, then blame some one else. You may have to help the hesky gabby disaster find the bus door as they can't seam to find openings between 2 uprights. Then take the bus and go and play for a team that wants useless trash that don't try. Saying that, we'll stuff Liverpool cos we will actually try against them.
RiF
What can I say - bye bye Beye, and take the other 3 defenders with you. Find room on your jolly good beye bus for petrov and Young, but make sure Ash does not loose control of his dummy and throw himslef on the ground, then blame some one else. You may have to help the hesky gabby disaster find the bus door as they can't seam to find openings between 2 uprights. Then take the bus and go and play for a team that wants useless trash that don't try. Saying that, we'll stuff Liverpool cos we will actually try against them.
RiF
really bad performance 2day our defence is terrible 4 signings need to be made for a chance of the top 6 veloso tuncay richard dunne stephen warnock
avmike
really bad performance 2day our defence is terrible 4 signings need to be made for a chance of the top 6 veloso tuncay richard dunne stephen warnock
avmike
could be worse, we could have signed lescott and shipped 6 goals...well at least MON can stop deceiving himself and go out and buy the players we all know we need.
he'sbiggerthanmeandu
could be worse, we could have signed lescott and shipped 6 goals...well at least MON can stop deceiving himself and go out and buy the players we all know we need.
he'sbiggerthanmeandu
once again we start the season s*$t.i am amazed MON never came up with his old saying (we have the smallest squad) and buy the end of august it will be smaller than last year. Stop messing about the start paying the money that is asked for player and let`s get back on track .if you don`t you will here more boos than you did today.MON wake up and smell the coffee
apache
once again we start the season s*$t.i am amazed MON never came up with his old saying (we have the smallest squad) and buy the end of august it will be smaller than last year. Stop messing about the start paying the money that is asked for player and let`s get back on track .if you don`t you will here more boos than you did today.MON wake up and smell the coffee
apache
Can someone please tell me - just what is our strategy? How do we play? Just a continuation from last year. Totally outrun in the midfield, Cuellar and the full backs totally *****e. Crap, crap and more crap.
PiperUK
Can someone please tell me - just what is our strategy? How do we play? Just a continuation from last year. Totally outrun in the midfield, Cuellar and the full backs totally *****e. Crap, crap and more crap.
PiperUK
Delph 1 game Beye 0 games with the rest of the team pre-season. What do you expect. The window may last until the 31st but transfers should be identified early and then actioned immediatly. Before last season ended we knew we needed a right back and and centre back period. Never mind improving on players already in position. I work in finance and we start planning for the next financial year 6 months before it starts. Martin then sells another CB without seemingly to have a plan who would replace him. Can anyone tell me that we actually have a plan/strategy to take Villa forward from last season. The Premiership is a tough league where standing still will see you fall back very quickly. Newcastle and Boro are examples. Portsmouth look like they are heading that way. I am not panicking yet and did not boo at the end but we seriously need a statement of intent from the club of what direction we are taking. My 2 young children were really suprised today at the amount of people leaving early and could not understand how poor we played after seeing us look good for the last three seasons. All I could say was "Welcome to the real world kids this is what it has been like for me for last 40 years with the odd ecstatic moment dotted along the way. Get used to it." Also can we all get of Gabby's back can anyone identify one decent forward pass to feet or space today.
Dead Souls
Delph 1 game Beye 0 games with the rest of the team pre-season. What do you expect. The window may last until the 31st but transfers should be identified early and then actioned immediatly. Before last season ended we knew we needed a right back and and centre back period. Never mind improving on players already in position. I work in finance and we start planning for the next financial year 6 months before it starts. Martin then sells another CB without seemingly to have a plan who would replace him. Can anyone tell me that we actually have a plan/strategy to take Villa forward from last season. The Premiership is a tough league where standing still will see you fall back very quickly. Newcastle and Boro are examples. Portsmouth look like they are heading that way. I am not panicking yet and did not boo at the end but we seriously need a statement of intent from the club of what direction we are taking. My 2 young children were really suprised today at the amount of people leaving early and could not understand how poor we played after seeing us look good for the last three seasons. All I could say was "Welcome to the real world kids this is what it has been like for me for last 40 years with the odd ecstatic moment dotted along the way. Get used to it." Also can we all get of Gabby's back can anyone identify one decent forward pass to feet or space today.
Dead Souls
Good points Dead Souls. On the matter of Gabby, ok he might not be getting decent service. However, as has been suggested before he's probably more of a winger than a striker. Also, if he is to remain a striker, then he'll almost certainly get service better from 4-5-1/4-3-3 not 4-4-2. You're absolutely right about the seemingly slow and the badly thought out approach the club currently has to transfers.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Good points Dead Souls. On the matter of Gabby, ok he might not be getting decent service. However, as has been suggested before he's probably more of a winger than a striker. Also, if he is to remain a striker, then he'll almost certainly get service better from 4-5-1/4-3-3 not 4-4-2. You're absolutely right about the seemingly slow and the badly thought out approach the club currently has to transfers.
VillaWillRiseAgain
IMO he is a striker because he cannot cross, but he is a striker that plays well in a counter attacking side, hence he plays well 4-5-1 and poor 4-4-2, Most of our squad play well 4-5-1 apart from Heskey, yet we play 4-4-2????????????????
ant1ant1
IMO he is a striker because he cannot cross, but he is a striker that plays well in a counter attacking side, hence he plays well 4-5-1 and poor 4-4-2, Most of our squad play well 4-5-1 apart from Heskey, yet we play 4-4-2????????????????
ant1ant1
 

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