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Who was your Man of the Match?

Tim Howard
30 (73.2%)
Tim Howard
2 (4.9%)
Tim Howard
6 (14.6%)
Leon Osman
3 (7.3%)
Romelu Lukaku
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Voting closed: October 29, 2013, 09:42:07 PM

Author Topic: Aston Villa v Everton  (Read 43623 times)

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October 21, 2013, 03:22:56 AM
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GLewis

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I think I'm one of the few Evertonians who doesn't mind them too much.

Think I've had a dislike for them since that game discussed in the ticket thread.

Also, the years when O'Neill was there they just really wound me up. We'd batter them most games yet never seemed to win.

Their crowd and the media seemed to think that they always just missed out on the CL yet they (nearly) always finished below us who finished about 9 points off it!

October 21, 2013, 03:26:15 AM
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On this game though I thought the Spurs fixture today was a good preview for us.

They often pressed quite high up, particularly in the first half, causing a few errors from Spurs.

Once Spurs scored though Villa weren't great aside from 10 mins or so after Benteke came on.

Of course Benteke will start against us so they'd expect more of a threat from the start.

October 21, 2013, 03:45:23 AM
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Needs filed under "Danny Welbeck". Another player who counts his blessings every night that he's managed to somehow pass himself off as a top player for another day.

Obviously he'll score now.

Agbonlahor is a decent PL player.

I don't think anyone rates him higher than that to be fair!


October 21, 2013, 03:50:36 AM
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We'll win this, their full backs are pretty fucking shit.

That Luna tired badly against Townsend.

Might be a game for Deulofeu to take advantage against later in the match.

October 21, 2013, 04:39:11 PM
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In the PL era we're actually worse against these than we are against Liverpool...

http://www.evertonresults.com/everyweekbogeyprem.htm


October 21, 2013, 06:40:47 PM
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QPR have been a pain in the butt for us since the 80s.

As for Villa, how have we played 146 games against them in division 2?

We haven't.


October 25, 2013, 01:34:15 AM
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Our set piece defending vs Hull was a worry with Benteke in mind.

He won't miss the chances that Faye did, for example.

October 27, 2013, 01:07:45 PM
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he's still only a 'could' start. let's hope it stays that way :)

as g lewis says - unlikely he'll be as profligate as the hull players.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/24591399

Then again... :)