Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

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Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

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Pre-season friendly - preview awaited.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:16 am

I will be going and taking my nephew and his lad. I have already been reported to Childline :mrgreen:

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Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:32 pm

chunkster wrote:I will be going and taking my nephew and his lad. I have already been reported to Childline :mrgreen:

... as well as Social Services and the Police Child Protection Unit! :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:58 pm

chunkster wrote:I will be going and taking my nephew and his lad. I have already been reported to Childline :mrgreen:



I have already phoned the NSPCC.
They will be on the lookout for you :mrgreen:

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:32 am

Looking forward to it. Not sure I'll feel the same 20 minutes in but hey, all part of being a Saddler ay it.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:18 am

0-7. Worst team in the world, aye we? :D

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:55 am

Exile wrote:0-7. Worst team in the world, aye we? :D


.... and in the second half? :wink:

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:00 pm

Welsh_Saddler wrote:
Exile wrote:0-7. Worst team in the world, aye we? :D


.... and in the second half? :wink:


Whitney will change the whole 11 saying its only a friendly score doesn't matter.

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:00 pm

4-1 Villa because it doesn't matter and has no effect on the team heading into the season. Boot camps though, now that's where we need to send em!!

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:17 pm

scott_powell wrote:4-1 Villa because it doesn't matter and has no effect on the team heading into the season. Boot camps though, now that's where we need to send em!!


Already have mate. In fact most clubs have finished theirs by now :wink:

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:11 pm

Losing 4-1 at half time Walsall reflect back to the team building exercise in the Lake District. They come back on to the field with canoes sticks and flint, erect a wigwam in the opposition half filled with busty women to distract JT. Walsall win 5-4

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:07 pm

Cheesebag wrote:Losing 4-1 at half time Walsall reflect back to the team building exercise in the Lake District. They come back on to the field with canoes sticks and flint, erect a wigwam in the opposition half filled with busty women to distract JT. Walsall win 5-4
:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:22 pm

I won't be going until the club invest some of the Bradshaw/ Henry/ Makris and Forde money into some decent players.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:09 pm

Watching on youtube not to bad at moment baka should of scored one on one but must say bench looks bit light.

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:10 pm

Watching on Yowtube - decent performance, Bakayoka missed a good chance. Quite impressed so far considering the 'quality' of the opposition.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:16 pm

Good play through the middle, Baka through on goal............................................puts it wide

Then tries a bicycle kick and completely misses the ball.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Walsall on top at the moment with a good spell of pressure with two corners.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:24 pm

Midfield depth looks dreadfully light in terms of quality.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:25 pm

What's the Villa team look like? Strong or young?

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:27 pm

Exile wrote:What's the Villa team look like? Strong or young?


Strong.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:28 pm

2 corners for Villa, Terry goal disallowed and Amavi heads wide

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:33 pm

Excellent last five minutes from Walsall, good passing and procession with Villa failing to get anywhere near the ball!

Well done. :D

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Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:36 pm

At half time and I think we've done okay. Bakayoko really should have scored.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Very good showing so far. The most impressive thing is we're back to the pass and move strategy as opposed to 'beating the press.'

Baka's hold up play has been decent, but really needed to take that chance to prove why he should be starting.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:36 pm

Watching it on YouTube.

Decent half that. Baka should have scored and we've opened them up on a couple of other occasions. Wilson looks like a class act.

The only criticism I'd have is set pieces. Both for and against. We still look dodgy defending them and look toothless at the other end. John Terry at either end maybe a factor.

But overall grounds for optimism.

On a slightly different note, I don't know if Villa sold their allocation. Their bits look full. Given the rows of empty seats in our end, maybe next year we should give them more. Lower Tile Choice maybe?

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:38 pm

Decent first half. Movement good and we have got into promising areas. Bakayoko should have scored too. Looking very vulnerable from set pieces though.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:40 pm

PT wrote:Watching it on YouTube.

Decent half that. Baka should have scored and we've opened them up on a couple of other occasions. Wilson looks like a class act.

The only criticism I'd have is set pieces. Both for and against. We still look dodgy defending them and look toothless at the other end. John Terry at either end maybe a factor.

But overall grounds for optimism.

On a slightly different note, I don't know if Villa sold their allocation. Their bits look full. Given the rows of empty seats in our end, maybe next year we should give them more. Lower Tile Choice maybe?



The commentary said that they have sold their 2 stands out and there are also some Villa fans in the main stand.

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:41 pm

If this is anywhere near Villa's first XI they're not really impressive. However, despite less possession they have created a couple of nervy chances whereas we haven't looked like troubling their keeper. Second half could be interesting......

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 7:45 pm

Also watching on YouTube, and pretty happy with that first half. I actually think Jackson would have half a chance against this Villa back four.

Ozzy is at heart of everything we do in the final third. Cuvelier is looking strong and composed, and Edwards has shown some neat touches. Wilson looks good, and both fullbacks have had their moments too.

This is actually quite encouraging :? ....

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Re: Pre-season - Aston Villa (H) Tue 18 July, 7.45pm

Tue Jul 18, 2017 8:03 pm

Walsall still looking good, good strike by Edwards. Jackson on

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