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  • This had banana skin all over it, Villa had been in good form and looked perfectly setup to counter attack against us. We looked sharp in the first half hour and Villa looked a mess but again a plethora of missed chances gives the opposition hope of staying in a game. It was hugely dissapointing as I thought we can make a real move of intent up the table but for all the huffing and puffing, BR can't magic up goal scorers. I thought downing at left back was going to be the weak link but he was one of our best players, we were a victim of our complete opposites. Villa fight like dogs as a unit and are looking pretty efficient in taking chances, just not what the doctor ordered.

    I am afraid it could be a similar story with fulham although we won't have any complacency this time around. It seems to take us 30 chances to score a goal and I don't think the manager can be blamed too much for that to be honest, if his team are dominating possesion and creating chances then surely it is the bluntness of the tools that are causing the trouble. So much pressure is already resting at the feet of the January signings, I can't help but feel whoever comes in is going to dissapoint as well because they are going to be expected to score every game!

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    • We've been cursed I tell you, cursed.

      Blame the Benitez. He put some Spanish hoodoo on the club during his bitter board room battles. We haven't been a free scoring side since that day.

      Seriously though it's diffiult to pinpoint exactly but there certainly needs to be some kicks in the back side and fresh blood.

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      • Dead agree with you on Stevie G but I think he is a man who is disappointed and frustrated by what is happening at the club.
        As are the majority of fans, the trouble is that we all raised our hopes when KD came in and although a lot disagreed with his signings we still felt hope, but BR seems to offer nothing, almost to the point that I think that the best we are going to do is draw and worst is lose. I can't seem to see a win. So when it comes it's a bonus.For me imo BR is not for LFC.

    • To be honest, this result did not shock me.

      Villa played well against an inform Norwich(away) and held their own against the thugs of Stoke. Their Kids are battling.

      Henderson should have started, the kid is starting to be more authoritive around the pitch.

      Villa had a solid middle and def, three mid and three centre halfs. Nothing wa going to get though. Suarez has to keep dropping short to receive the ball.

      Supply from wide, Stirling is looking tired, needs a break. Downing did ok but attacking had a nose bleed even thinking about getting the defender to commit, gutless player.

      Allen for me had an absolute disaster.
      Physically weak, no determination. He could have prevented all three goals when moves were started in midfield, no urgency in pressing.

      Allen only made two forward passes in the whole game, passes that bypass the villa midfield, one got though to Stevie but the second was to Joe Cole which lead to the third Villa Goal.

      In the West Ham game, Allen dribbled and got though to the 18 yd box could have shot by using the defender in front of him as a blind spot to the West Ham Goalie but for some unknown reason he had a nose bleed, and passed the responsibility on to to Stirling from only 2 yards. Joke.

      Allen and Downing for me are GUTLESS individuals, people that you would not take in to a battle with you or ask to cover your back. BR Please get rid. At least Joe Cole showed some fight when he lost the ball and clattered Bentenke to win possission.

      Quastion to all, Is Stevie G losing his roar, in the past he would tell a team mate off or keep taking and controlling the mid.????