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15/04/17

Attendance: 30,742

Referee: Scott Duncan

VillaReading
Chester (14') Mendes (6', 46'), Grabban (79' pen)
Johnstone     Al Habsi    
Hutton     Gunter    
Chester     Moore    
Baker     76 Blackett    
Amavi     62 Obita    
Hourihane     Williams    
Jedinak     Kelly     87
Lansbury     Popa     65
Adomah     Swift    
Kodjia     Grabban    
Bacuna     Mendes     69
Substitutes
Richards     Evans     87
Elphick     McCleary     65
Hogan     62 Kermorgant     69
Bree     Meite    
Gardner     Ilori    
Sarkic     Jaakkola    
Grealish     76 Mutch    
Game Statistics
15
Goal Attempts
13
4
On Target
8
6
Corners
6
7
Fouls
11
1
Yellow Cards
3
0
Red Cards
0
51
%
49

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Saturday April 15 2017
Time: 4:54PM

Comments

2
Nothing to play for, but being the man city of the championship surely we should be whipping teams. Not convinced with Bruce, but stability is key. Next year's gamble is all about if Bruce is the man or not, cause the team has the quality. Surely Hogan should be playing every game. If on doubt play 442
Ali Arab
15/04/2017 17:03:00
4
Sorry SB, but you had a very bad day today. This was the perfect opportunity to play some of the youngsters but you chose not to. None in the team and none on the bench. THREE defenders on the bench plus one defensive midfielder !! Why have both Richards and Elpick instead of the kids. I just do not understand that selection.
DJFRANCE2
15/04/2017 17:10:00
8
I've tried to remain positive most of this season but for the life of me I cannot see any progress, not when we are winning, losing or drawing. NO shape, little to no passion, scrappy play, we give the ball away far too cheaply, some don't then track back, too much hoofing, not enough warriors and instead of running at teams they just run into them. We are so far off promotion (next season if we remain like this) it's not even funny.
The Fear
15/04/2017 18:13:00
0
Winning ugly, winning scrappy plastered over the cracks, but now the wheels have fallen off the wagon, so it can now come out into the open. We are still poor, midfield is still weak and disorganised. Something massive has got to happen in the summer or we won't be getting promoted next season either.
Pride of Lions
15/04/2017 18:33:00
2
Disappointing obviously. Too slow and pedestrian in midfield. You take one player out of a previously solid defence and we make mistakes galore. All three goals could be attributed to either Amavi or Bacuna who were playing left back at the time. Hogan and Kodjia both missed golden chances at 2-1 as did Chester at 3-1.. Looked a penalty at 2-1 too.. However the performance basically not good enough. Long way to go to be genuine contenders
krfeskivilla
15/04/2017 18:42:00
1
Just keep waiting to see some progression in our style and system but even when winning it is difficulrt to see any real pattern or tactical ideas.
The Fear
15/04/2017 18:46:00
0
Think we have had our eyes opened this season to how far away we are from being good enough to get out of here.do we honestly think this team can achieve that? massive improvement needed,that was our full strength side today. Start talking premier league when we are good enough.
AV Dave
15/04/2017 19:51:00
0
Clearly not great but I think we have to stick with Bruce this season and the vast majority of next even if it's going badly: he's been promoted from this league multiple times, we have players who've been promoted from this league or were doing well in it...we now need to hold our nerve and give them time. Lord knows that constantly changing manager definitely hasn't worked has it!
revolutionatlast
15/04/2017 20:14:00
0
Manager merry go round hasn't worked and as you say he has experience. I am worried at the total lack of progress though. Be interesting how patient Xia is won't it?
The Fear
15/04/2017 20:29:00
0
Sorry but I dont get all the doom and gloom after 1 defeat. You do not go on a run like we've just had if you are such a poor team. We conceded 1 goal in 8 before Burton, winning 7 of those games. We may not be pleasing on the eye, but it has been effective. I still think we need 2 or 3 new faces to set us up for next year, but we aren't that far away from challenging for promotion. I do wish Bruce would drop Amavi though, the guy has been woeful since Xmas.
garygaryshaw
15/04/2017 20:46:00
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