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Man City 5 - Aston Villa 0


Etihad Stadium


Attendance: 47,072

Referee: Moss

Man City
5 - 0
Aston Villa
Silva (43), Aguero (pen 54, 67), Tevez (pen 65, 74)
Venue: Etihad Stadium
Attendance: 47,072
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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday November 17 2012

Time: 5:06PM

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What a complete capitulation. Yes its tough and yes sometimes the decisions are unfair but you have stick your head up and give it your all.
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17/11/2012 17:12:00

lets be fair - the game was completely taken away from them by the ref, and the linesman who in the first half didnt think Maicon had pushed Gabby over when it happened in front of his stupid little rugger face. And even then another spawny goal to make it four. Shots on target stat shows we werent that bad for the first hour. Meanwhile two other teams won below us and we are in danger of getting left behind. HAVE to beat Arsenal now.
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17/11/2012 17:19:00

Easier said than done Grizzly. I know they are supposed to be "professionals" but when you see something being swiped away by some excuse for a linesman, it's hard, very hard. I hink Weimann was taken off for his own good. I think I would of had to of been escorted from the ground if I was there for my own good too. Even the two commentators on T said they were VERY harsh ecisions. We were still in it a 1-0 until that turd of a linesman decided he wanted to do an immitation of a prat....he got that spot on!
Pride of Lions
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17/11/2012 17:23:00

Well i was going to comment but i'm that fed up with this pathetic football club i will just keep my thought to myself rather than cause offence.
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17/11/2012 17:23:00

Stop making excuses. Yes the lino got it wrong. It took Man City around 6 minutes between goals. What sort of defending is that? Weimann was robbed, but he shouldn't be jumping with his arm stuck out in salute in the first place. The heads going down and the ease of the play was pathetic. The second penalty was not harsh. Bannan went to ground and the ball came off his arm. No its not 'hand to ball' but the linesman and referee judged that the fact his arm was in the way prevented a goal scoring opportunity and blew up. If that was the other way round you would be screaming for a penalty. Sometimes you have to take the goggles off. One poor decision does not equal a 5-0 drubbing. A poor performance equals a 5-0 drubbing.
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17/11/2012 17:30:00

Well we all know it's rigged so nothing new there. I always say you have to effectively win 3-0 against the top 4 sides if you actually want to win as when you tally in the dodgy decisions 3-0 equates to 1-0 if your lucky. So effectively we lost 3-0 today.. the rest would normally be dodgy decisions. Then of course you have to factor in the psychological effects of those decisions repeatedly going against you which surely has an even greater impact on confidence & belief etc.. 2 of the biggest factors in deciding the result of course.
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17/11/2012 17:34:00

Same attempts on target as City, so not that bad a performance, but Lerner you need to stand up and tell us your game plan because we're now in the relegation zone, he needs to sort something out, for me though, he can't go quick enough.
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17/11/2012 17:37:00

City retained the ball after if rolled onto Bannan's hand, when it had already rebounded off him. How many times have you not seen those given...? This is nothing new - but we re not usually 9 pts from 12. When is Bent going to be fit ?
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17/11/2012 17:54:00

FFS malacaxeta. Will you stop going on about bent. Wouldn't have made any difference. You don't just "score goals" by playing a goal hanger and crossing your fingers. Good to see Bowery get blooded against the champions. The game was lost by then and the score was irrelevant, it's a long term thing. Future could well be bright. We need some experience for the here and now to carry us through though.
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17/11/2012 18:30:00

Lol. It's normally people telling me to stop going on about Bencht so I had to get that one in.
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17/11/2012 18:31:00

Change the ******** record - the guy kept us up more than anyone else did in the last two seasons. Bent with the five man midfield (w. Weimann and Gabby wide) will probably work just as well as with Big Chris. Lets sell him to QPR shall we, that would be smart. And as for "long term" - take a look at the fixture list, its not particularly kind this year - if we are not at least a point per game played by early Feb then Lamberts job will - and should - be on the line. In my opinion he s made two bad signings and needs to rectify it EARLY in the window because we have four winnable games in January and we are weak still in central midfield and the left side of defence.
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17/11/2012 19:45:00

Malacaxeta: yes he has helped to keep us up, but has not shown he can fit in with a team that needs to show maximum effort and commitment.
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17/11/2012 19:50:00

I cannot believe there are still people going on about Bent saving us, or Bent being the man. My word. I have wanted to cry into my seat quite a few times watching him. Awful.
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17/11/2012 21:02:00

A young team had enjoyed as much of the game against a team costing ten times as much. However as part of the learning process they have to adapt to decisions going against them. Unfortunately the poor decision for the first penalty meant that heads dropped a little and they paid the price. It is hard to accept at the moment, but in the weeks and months to come, they will all learn more from this adversity than they would by any victory. We will be fine. And that is not a head in the sand comment. There are times when you need to panic, like last season, and there are times when as supporters you roll up your sleeves and give the young lads all the support to help them through a difficult period. Most fans can see the silver lining and it is important that supporters overcome any negativity to help the club through this. Despite a real kicking today, we are not far away from being a good team. Up the Villa and get down to Halesowen tomorrow to support Stan and watch our legends in action.
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17/11/2012 21:50:00

There are a lot of Citeh fans who'd love to be where we are now. Villa are still a proper footie club and its supporters are worrying about things most footie fans the world over are worrying about. Most of all...'when will it be our turn?' Maybe never but that's part of the fun. What have Citeh got apart from, perhaps, Balotelli to keep them occupied on the message boards. Nothing? Nice to see Everton and West Brom gatecrashing te top of the league. Well done, lads. Well done Norwich, too!!! UTV!!!
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17/11/2012 22:16:00

We said Voice, agree 100%. Last few weeks we have shown patches of very good play, we need to do it for 90mins though and that will come in time. I like the look of Westwood in the middle, think he could be a very good player for us. I think we will beat Arsenal and hopefully we can kick on from there. A couple of signings in Jan would help too.
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18/11/2012 05:56:00

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18/11/2012 05:56:00

Agree with you again VoTH. Now it's down to the manager to make sure they don't get so discouraged they lose confidence in themselves as players and as a team. Footie success is 50% confidence.
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18/11/2012 09:06:00

Westwood is promising but we need an experienced Prem midfielder in Jan orwe are going down.
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18/11/2012 10:41:00

i agree 100% with voiceoftheholte and disagree 100% with piperuk.
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18/11/2012 11:38:00

No I dont ! Piperuk is correct about Westwood but wrong about the January purchase and wrong about going down.
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18/11/2012 11:40:00

sort of disagree voice, it should always be the time for fans to roll up their sleeves and give their support, not just when the manager or players suit them. Apart from that, agreed, they are learning on the job, IF they take the lessons (I'm sure they will) it will hopefully set them in good stead. Just hope, in this process and taking into account the lack of leadership/experience in the team, we can stay in the PL. If we can, the future could be very good I think.
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18/11/2012 11:53:00

For me im all for building for the future, but we lack and NEED some qualityexperiance in that midfield area, its a must for me, Big Ron was worried about our midfield at the begining of the season and said we acked quality and its true as we see now, last week i was proud the way we tried yesterday yes we had a go but our heads are going down far to easy as many have said on here we lack leaders!
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18/11/2012 12:44:00

Why Telford? Ireland cant carry the midfield plus he is injury prone. We need a Villa version of (ie. wages no more than 30k a week) Scholes, Lampard. Someone who has been there, done it. Someone who can keep possession and defend the back four (as, dare I say it Big Eck did with Ferguson, Herd and Clark). He's not going to be English, too expensive.
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18/11/2012 13:16:00

444 - 'Bencht' : It's not working . Please stop using it .
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18/11/2012 16:24:00

It's Bencht himself that's not working both because he's on the bench and when he gets a run out, he may aswell not be there. That's the whole point C A!! ;-)
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18/11/2012 16:33:00

This feels like last year, when we had Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal all in a row then we had a night game against QPR and we had to come back from 2-0 down to earn a draw. Desperate times. When the heads go down with this bunch the confidence really goes. Its the capitulation I hate- that's 8 goals shipped in the last two games. We now have the second worse goal difference in the Premier League. We are weak from set pieces and seem to struggle after defensive subs are made. A lot of work to do. A lot of work.
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18/11/2012 20:13:00

We cant allow a couple of results against two of the leagues top teams to turn our heads. These results while hurting were never going to be the games that keep us up more concerned with losing at Southampton and dropping those home points to Norwich. The important games for us will come after the Arsenal game anything against the top 6 is a bonus with such an inexperianced team. Yes I understand the capitulation is dissapointing after the two pens heads did sink but at least the bashing came from the current champions not against a lesser side. All we can do is keep on backing them and Lambert and hope the Boo boys leave off this young side, like a few others I would like to see an experianced playmaker added to the team but these guys are sort after by every team.
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19/11/2012 11:14:00


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