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AVFC V READING FC .... Saturday 3:00pm kick off.

Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:48 am

Here we go again, but against a better quality team this time. The next two matches will be a measure of any improvement made by Bruce and co.

Can we win and put on a performance, or will we be out pressed, out possessed and out played?

Do it for the Villa fans. Entertain us!
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Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:31 pm

I've just noticed that Reading got thrashed 7-1 by Norwich last week! Rebound or more of the same? I'll have to think on it.

Hmmm.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Thu Apr 13, 2017 6:47 pm

I've also just noticed that we are the only match in the Championship on Saturday .... the rest are being played tomorrow, apart from Wigan v Barnsley which is tonight.

This puts us at a disadvantage as we play Fulham on Monday 2:45pm kick off (Sky game), and Fulham will have had an extra days rest!
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Post by Sandie on Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:44 pm

Yes, I had noticed that. Is there any reason we have to play on Saturday?
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Post by villabromsgrove on Fri Apr 14, 2017 12:14 pm

Sandie wrote:Yes, I had noticed that. Is there any reason we have to play on Saturday?
There's no apparent reason. It's not being televised and Birmingham are playing away so it should be played today. Strange decision!
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Post by Sandie on Fri Apr 14, 2017 11:30 pm

Does it mean we are going to have to rotate our side between the two games? There are a few of our players who I'd suggest wouldn't cope well with two 90 minutes in two days.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:11 am

Sandie wrote:Does it mean we are going to have to rotate our side between the two games? There are a few of our players who I'd suggest wouldn't cope well with two 90 minutes in two days.
That's a good point. Some of our players still struggle with 90 minutes, so we will probably make starting changes for the game at Fulham.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:46 am

villabromsgrove wrote:
Sandie wrote:Yes, I had noticed that. Is there any reason we have to play on Saturday?
There's no apparent reason. It's not being televised and Birmingham are playing away so it should be played today. Strange decision!

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-vs-reading-reason-12884773

We have an answer.

It's a noble gesture and reflects well on Villa's relationship with the local community, but it will penalise use when we play our second game in less than 48 hours.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:09 pm

https://www.avfc.co.uk/Fixtures/2010%20to%202019/2016-2017/English%20Football%20League%20-%20Championship/Aston%20Villa%20vs%20Reading?matchdetails=1
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:13 pm

1-0 to Reading in the sixth minute. Mendes scores.
No Taylor in the team or on the bench so that must be an injury. Amavi at left back. Same team apart from that by the looks of it.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:16 pm

1-1 Chester header.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:19 pm

Al habsi made a good save from Jedinak to give away a corner, then he spoiled it by rushing out and getting nowhere near the corner leaving Chester to nod home.
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 3:57 pm

We actually had more than 50% possession until we equalised, then we started to concede possession in a fairly lacklustre second part of the first half.
Will we come back out and press and battle to get a winner, or will we sit back and hope to snatch a win on the break?
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 4:07 pm

Villa have answered my question by not turning up at all for the second half. 17 seconds after the kick off Mendes waltzes in and scores!
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Post by villabromsgrove on Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:09 pm

A 3-1 loss and we looked poor. Lots of work to do.
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