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    Not an overly exciting prospect or expectation at Selhurst Park tonight, with both teams safe and settled mid-table on 42pts and both with a strong likelihood of having to field some youngsters given that they each have at least 6 potential first teamers either injured or lacking match fitness. I think even a 1-1 might be considered greedy!

    PS ... at least there won't be any complaints from Burnley supporters about the rubbish facilities in the away stand!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowley_1812 View Post
    Not an overly exciting prospect or expectation at Selhurst Park tonight, with both teams safe and settled mid-table on 42pts and both with a strong likelihood of having to field some youngsters given that they each have at least 6 potential first teamers either injured or lacking match fitness. I think even a 1-1 might be considered greedy!

    PS ... at least there won't be any complaints from Burnley supporters about the rubbish facilities in the away stand!

    Looked strong late on and probably deserved a point, Ayew put a decent shift in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poundy View Post
    Looked strong late on and probably deserved a point, Ayew put a decent shift in.
    Appreciate your positivity Poundy. Ayew lucky not to be red-carded frankly, he has form in retaliation, not the best temperament although some might say highly competitive ... which of course is not to be criticised! And although I've slated Benteke in the past we do miss a target man up front whether or not he scores goals.

    Given that we're safe but clearly not ready to be contenders for European football I would have liked to have seen Roy sub on some youngsters such as Pierrick, Reidewald and Woods to not only give them senior practice but also take the load off more senior players with such a busy fixture list ahead.

    All said and done I hate losing but in fairness I don't believe that we deserved to win that one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowley_1812 View Post
    Appreciate your positivity Poundy. Ayew lucky not to be red-carded frankly, he has form in retaliation, not the best temperament although some might say highly competitive ... which of course is not to be criticised! And although I've slated Benteke in the past we do miss a target man up front whether or not he scores goals.

    Given that we're safe but clearly not ready to be contenders for European football I would have liked to have seen Roy sub on some youngsters such as Pierrick, Reidewald and Woods to not only give them senior practice but also take the load off more senior players with such a busy fixture list ahead.

    All said and done I hate losing but in fairness I don't believe that we deserved to win that one.

    Don't think it was ever a red, perhaps the ref and var saw it as a bit of frustration, think if he hadn't lifted his arm the foul may have gone the other way. I think it was the attitude problem that got him transferred out of Villa. Trouble is the opposition prey on it, he always got an A for effort though, would like to see a bit more of that from some of our current squad.

    Still if you have nowt to play for perhaps we will catch you napping in our next match
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    ...it's CRUCIAL we don't lose at Wigan, tonight!
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    Quote Originally Posted by StokieChris View Post
    ...it's CRUCIAL we don't lose at Wigan, tonight!

    Think yourself lucky, our next game is against Klopp at the Kop
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poundy View Post
    Think yourself lucky, our next game is against Klopp at the Kop
    Lucky you - they have nothing left to play for - you'll probably get the under 12's squad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mac_doctor View Post
    Lucky you - they have nothing left to play for - you'll probably get the under 12's squad.

    In all fairness the last meeting was a close game @ 1-2, considering how young our players are at 20-25

    We got their under 23's in the League Cup quarter final and thrashed them 5-0 so hopefully they will put that team out again.

    Cannot buy a win at present though, and Smith leaves a lot to be desired lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poundy View Post
    In all fairness the last meeting was a close game @ 1-2, considering how young our players are at 20-25

    We got their under 23's in the League Cup quarter final and thrashed them 5-0 so hopefully they will put that team out again.

    Cannot buy a win at present though, and Smith leaves a lot to be desired lol!
    He’s just not a capable Premier League manager. Ok he helped to get Villa promoted, but they should have parted ways there and then tbh or at the latest by Christmas, Watford had a change and have been decent since. Just appears to have left it too late to do anything of note now.

    No doubt the plan will be to sell Grealish on if relegated and keep the rest of the squad, adding in some youth? The times that I’ve watched Villa this season I think Grealish, Mings and up till he got injured Heaton were by far the best players in the team, the rest just seemed average. I have a good friend who is a Villa fan and he’s already written them off for survival already.

    Does that seem a fair assessment Poundy?
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    ...abysmal !!
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