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Aston Villa 2 - Portsmouth 0

Premiership

Villa Park

19/9/09 - 3pm

Attendance: 35,979

Referee: S. Attwell

Aston Villa
2 - 0
Portsmouth
Milner (33), Agbonlahor (42)
 
 
Venue: Villa Park
 
Attendance: 35,979
The Teams
Friedel
 
 
 
James
 
 
Cuellar
 
 
 
Kaboul
 
 
Dunne
 
 
 
Vanden Borre
 
 
Collins
 
 
 
Ben-Haim
 
 
Warnock
 
 
 
Belhadj
 
 
Milner
 
 
 
Mokoena
 
 
Petrov
 
 
 
O'Hara
 
 
Sidwell
 
 
 
Brown
 
 
Young
 
 
 
Boateng
 
 
Carew
 
 
65
 
Piquionne
 
 
77
Agbonlahor
 
 
 
Smith
 
 
76
Substitutes
Guzan
 
 
 
Begovic
 
 
Shorey
 
 
 
Williamson
 
 
Beye
 
 
 
Mullins
 
 
Delph
 
 
80
 
Utaka
 
 
Gardner
 
 
 
Yebda
 
 
Delfouneso
 
 
 
Webber
 
 
77
Heskey
 
 
65/80
 
Kanu
 
 
76
Game Statistics
7
Goal Attempts
17
5
On Target
12
7
Corners
5
17
Fouls
13
2
Yellow Cards
0
0
Red Cards
0
54
%
46
Comments...
Another decent 3 points. First half was most definitely the highlight and the whole match petered out in the second half.

Slightly worrying the chances we allowed Pompey, but Friedel was in fine form again.

Another mildly impressive cameo from Delph aswell. Onwards and upwards and let's see if we can make it 5 on the bounce when we meet up with old mates Whits and Encks in the Cardiff Cup tie!




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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday September 19 2009

Time: 5:04PM

Your Comments

Chances came through the Midfield, still don't think we have that area tidied up yet, still think we should put 5 across the middle. Defence and attack is working well though. Hope James Collins is ok!
Charizma
Chances came through the Midfield, still don't think we have that area tidied up yet, still think we should put 5 across the middle. Defence and attack is working well though. Hope James Collins is ok!
Charizma
Their chances i meant to say
Charizma
Their chances i meant to say
Charizma
Comfortable is probably the word today.
footy_fans
Comfortable is probably the word today.
footy_fans
Kinda, if we persist with playing back to front, carew makes a big difference. But we do look really light in midfield with only 2.. Good win though, pompey might have dominated the stats but the game wasnt even close
Astriel
Kinda, if we persist with playing back to front, carew makes a big difference. But we do look really light in midfield with only 2.. Good win though, pompey might have dominated the stats but the game wasnt even close
Astriel
Good result. Decent display by Warnock & Collins. Dunne needs to work on his heading & what the hell was that pass 2 Friedel? (Who BTW was excellent IMO.) Best part of the match apart from Gabby's goal was on the 77th minute. Heskey injured! The guy can't even walk, run or jump without making a balls of it. Hopefully he won't B bk in a Villa shirt anytime soon (or at all). Bit disappointed Gardner didn't get nod ahead of Delph. Again, we did what was needed, well done lads.
StuLinney
Good result. Decent display by Warnock & Collins. Dunne needs to work on his heading & what the hell was that pass 2 Friedel? (Who BTW was excellent IMO.) Best part of the match apart from Gabby's goal was on the 77th minute. Heskey injured! The guy can't even walk, run or jump without making a balls of it. Hopefully he won't B bk in a Villa shirt anytime soon (or at all). Bit disappointed Gardner didn't get nod ahead of Delph. Again, we did what was needed, well done lads.
StuLinney
didn't have to get out of second gear, bit boring at times but the 3 points is the only thing that matters. Some of our players aren't even in form yet and still we have 4 wins, imagine when they all click and are on form!?
The Fear
didn't have to get out of second gear, bit boring at times but the 3 points is the only thing that matters. Some of our players aren't even in form yet and still we have 4 wins, imagine when they all click and are on form!?
The Fear
Have I missed something. Who is Watson?
Dead Souls
Have I missed something. Who is Watson?
Dead Souls
Dead Souls, I've already asked the very same question of Mr JF. See he takes the mickey out of me for forgetting the poll and then doesn't even know who played! lol

Whoever this Watson fellow is ain't doing badly with 9% of the vote though PMSL
mike_field
Dead Souls, I've already asked the very same question of Mr JF. See he takes the mickey out of me for forgetting the poll and then doesn't even know who played! lol

Whoever this Watson fellow is ain't doing badly with 9% of the vote though PMSL
mike_field
Yeah StuLinney - well done - a Villa player injured woohoo!! Idiot! How long was he on the pitch for??? How many minutes has he played since a great two games for England??? I dont think he should start for us but I tell you what, he will put the work in for Villa as his England place is under threat. IF we can manage him right, he can be an asset for us. Whether or not he is as good as Carew, Gabby or The Fonz - dont wish injury on the bloke!
deano.avfc
Yeah StuLinney - well done - a Villa player injured woohoo!! Idiot! How long was he on the pitch for??? How many minutes has he played since a great two games for England??? I dont think he should start for us but I tell you what, he will put the work in for Villa as his England place is under threat. IF we can manage him right, he can be an asset for us. Whether or not he is as good as Carew, Gabby or The Fonz - dont wish injury on the bloke!
deano.avfc
OMG Stu...best part of the match was a villa player getting injured. I give up. I bet you also booed gabby last year as well!
Brendanormsby
OMG Stu...best part of the match was a villa player getting injured. I give up. I bet you also booed gabby last year as well!
Brendanormsby
Did they really have 17 attempts???
olofthegreat
Did they really have 17 attempts???
olofthegreat
Deano - great games for England?

And let's not start eh chaps!

Olof - according to the OS yes, BBC gave us less shots on target or off target - something like that. I check a few sources before publishing so I have a reasonable average.
mike_field
Deano - great games for England?

And let's not start eh chaps!

Olof - according to the OS yes, BBC gave us less shots on target or off target - something like that. I check a few sources before publishing so I have a reasonable average.
mike_field
Well played by Brad but I got the feeling we could have had a hat full today. A few obversations though:
Carew appeared not interested, Gabby appeared interested.
Ash has lost his nerve and will cross / pass rather than skin
Centre backs look great
Cuellar is not a maurading right back, and so the counter attack suffers.
Warnock will probably miss a few matchs for giving the ball away in a stupid possition
We have options!!!! We take a (disinterested) Carew off and then loose Heskey but still can create a balanced team.
The croud still don't know ho to take a professional time waste end to the game in the corners think 3 points not instant gratification!!!
RiF
Well played by Brad but I got the feeling we could have had a hat full today. A few obversations though:
Carew appeared not interested, Gabby appeared interested.
Ash has lost his nerve and will cross / pass rather than skin
Centre backs look great
Cuellar is not a maurading right back, and so the counter attack suffers.
Warnock will probably miss a few matchs for giving the ball away in a stupid possition
We have options!!!! We take a (disinterested) Carew off and then loose Heskey but still can create a balanced team.
The croud still don't know ho to take a professional time waste end to the game in the corners think 3 points not instant gratification!!!
RiF
Won I found a way to get a bold text!!! Wish I knew how!!!!
RiF
Won I found a way to get a bold text!!! Wish I knew how!!!!
RiF
*Wow
RiF
*Wow
RiF
Rif you used ,b. and ,/b. but for the commas and fullstops you used shift aswell to end up with the arrow brackets <> for each bit (not sure if that will come up lol

mike_field
Rif you used ,b. and ,/b. but for the commas and fullstops you used shift aswell to end up with the arrow brackets <> for each bit (not sure if that will come up lol

mike_field
Never booed Gabby & never will. Never booed Heskey either. Heskey doesn't put the effort in @ Villa. He seems a likeable guy off the pitch & fair enough I prob over reacted with earlier comment as I was so relieved the decision has now been taken out of O'Neill's hands.
StuLinney
Never booed Gabby & never will. Never booed Heskey either. Heskey doesn't put the effort in @ Villa. He seems a likeable guy off the pitch & fair enough I prob over reacted with earlier comment as I was so relieved the decision has now been taken out of O'Neill's hands.
StuLinney
Just read my original comment bk, apologies owed 2 everyone. BTW, did anyone else get an instant dislike to Michael Brown 2day?
StuLinney
Just read my original comment bk, apologies owed 2 everyone. BTW, did anyone else get an instant dislike to Michael Brown 2day?
StuLinney
Stu. Top response-No apology needed and I take back the Gabby comment. Yes you are right about Brown. Also can we play Belhadji every week. He seems to loose his head every game against the Villa
Brendanormsby
Stu. Top response-No apology needed and I take back the Gabby comment. Yes you are right about Brown. Also can we play Belhadji every week. He seems to loose his head every game against the Villa
Brendanormsby
Good man Stu, and mike_field I think he did play well for England. I think Heskey is a good player in a 4-2-3-1 kind of formation. He holds off the 2 centre backs with back to goal and can feed an incoming Gerrard, Lampard or Rooney. In fact, I could see him working if we didnt play with Young and Milner so wide. I think he would be a very useful player for about 12-15 of the Premiership teams, but for the other ones he is a square-peg round-hole. I think we are one of those!! Any formation to accommodate him, Carew or Gabby would be a better option!!
deano.avfc
Good man Stu, and mike_field I think he did play well for England. I think Heskey is a good player in a 4-2-3-1 kind of formation. He holds off the 2 centre backs with back to goal and can feed an incoming Gerrard, Lampard or Rooney. In fact, I could see him working if we didnt play with Young and Milner so wide. I think he would be a very useful player for about 12-15 of the Premiership teams, but for the other ones he is a square-peg round-hole. I think we are one of those!! Any formation to accommodate him, Carew or Gabby would be a better option!!
deano.avfc
I think Gabby could be in with a real shout of going to S.A. if he can keep his form going.
footy_fans
I think Gabby could be in with a real shout of going to S.A. if he can keep his form going.
footy_fans
 

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