Date: 15th August 2018 at 4:18pm
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It was certainly a mixed bag of reactions from Aston Villa fans when it came to social media following last night’s EFL Cup victory over Yeovil Town.

Travelling to Huish Park for the First Round tie of the competition this year, Villa took a narrow 1-0 victory on the evening to book our place in Round Two of the domestic Cup courtesy of a second-half Conor Hourihane effort as he connected with a ball across from Jonathan Kodjia.

With a disallowed goal for the hosts and a penalty save for summer signing Andre Moreira, it definitely wasn’t an easy game or a great performance and whilst some fans couldn’t help but remark about the performance in general, others were happy to have taken the victory given how often higher level clubs can come a cropper to lower level opposition at this round.

It does mean our best start to a season since 1962 and you can only beat what’s in front of you, but there’s no hiding it was a poor showing but we’re far from alone in that when you look at other results from last night.

Acknowledge it, improve on it, take the positives and move on to the next one.

 

6 Replies to ““How Long Will Our Luck Continue” – Some Villa Fans See The Worst After Yeovil Win”

    • Fed up with some people saying we should bring on the young boys every week. Well look at them lady night! Experience and strength counts plus ability and mind set confidence. Trust in Steve Bruce to know the lads better then us.

      • Which of the kids let us down? RHM not at his best but got no service and did ok considering. Doyle Hayes was good in midfield, not as good as Grealish but who is? AT was probably our best defender. Not sure any other kids played unless you count late sub by Bree or the keeper who is fairly young?

        I agree you can’t chuck in a load of kids at once and expect them to flourish but your comment “look at them last night” is unfair, it was players like Elphic, Adomah and Taylor who most under performed not the kids

  • I’m no expert but Bielsa’s teams are famous for falling off a cliff in the final 3rd of seasons due to fatigue and not winning anything. Maybe it will be different at Leeds, we will see

  • Again SB brings in a few youngsters, but in to a totally changed team, which makes it hard to judge or criticise. If they were played in a team where the other elements were performing towards their best, it would give a fairer assessment. Fully agree with Sidcowanslovechild that Doyle Heyes, and RHM deserve fairer and more chances, and more experienced players are the ones who ought to be able to be relied on to be hugely better than that. They have no excuse.

  • SB claims that we were poor ( agreed ) and that our ” youngsters ” found it difficult against a ” very big ” Yeovil team – he even used the word monsters !. Well SB, did you not look at Yeovil prior to the game or did you find out that they were ” monsters ” when you got there ? Either way it’s your fault ! You pick the team and you are supposed to do the prior match research.
    May I also suggest that the best way to introduce young, inexperienced youngsters is to do it one at a time and have them surrounded by experienced players. Whelan & Jedinak would be ideal for that, but no SB brings in a very promising talent ( Doyle Hayles ) and surrounds him with fringe players against ” monsters “. I suspect that, unfortunately, SB will now use this as an excuse not to select youngsters again unless he has to.

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