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[Albion] Aston Villa vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***


Barndoor Holroyd
Dec 1, 2005
Kitchener, Canada
A bad day at the office, 3rd in the PREMIER LEAGUE and NSC is having a melt down.

Don’t ever change NSC!!
Please don’t concede another the feckers would go above us


Well-known member
Jan 26, 2012

Mike Small

Well-known member
Dec 26, 2008
We have had the majority of the game and played ok but Villa are fine with that and have been so direct and clinical against our powderpuff defence.

RDZ should have played a far more understrength side midweek. Estupinian couldn't sort his feet out that first half.
Referee and VAR have given everything to them. 2nd could have been disallowed. 3rd was a foul but don't blame VAR for not intervening. Konsa should have been sent off and what the f*** is Mitoma doing getting a yellow. It's not even a foul.
Too lightweight in midfield. Hinshelwood was ok but what is he doing playing that far forward. Bizarre.
Mitoma diabolical final pass or shot.
March looks shot of confidence since coming back. What's with that wierd way of heading.
No clean sheets all season. I love De Zerbi ball (sod draws when you get 3 points for a win) but we have to try harder to keep the ball out of the f***ing net. Too easy. It's like a training game for their forwards V the U21's.
Really dislike Villa but it's been too easy for them today.


Well-known member
Aug 25, 2022
De Zerbi is having to play a lot of new players into his system and into PL experience. It’s going to take some time. On the plus side, hopefully Real will cross him off the list and once the likes of Baleba etc get up to speed, we’ll be flying.


Intending to survive this time of asset strippers
NSC Licker Extraordinaire
Oct 12, 2022
Do you really feel we are poorer than last season tho - I don’t. It’s this rotation thing -we are are creating two teams - bound to be teething problems, would be a total miracle if there wasn’t

I wonder about this too. If so, I hope the process doesn’t take too long.

If this is what the guvnor wants, I want him given the time and space needed to succeed, but in the short term it seems to have a negative impact on all our players, while they adjust to the ‘new normal’.

We are a good team with great players, but until you make 6-7 changes per match every match for months, are players negatively affected in the short term?


Well-known member
Jul 12, 2005
Do we have a defensive coach?

10 games without a clean sheet isn’t acceptable.

I’m all for risk and reward football but our defending has been shambolic at times this season.

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