Date: 27th August 2018 at 2:00pm
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Aston Villa centre-half James Chester was certainly a topic of debate following the 1-1 draw with Reading at Villa Park at the weekend.

It was a largely comfortable game for us, although the visitors did have chances of their own which led to Orjan Nyland impressing between the sticks, but having conceded the late penalty that they levelled from, fans who took to social media were certainly torn.

Chester took a fair bit of flack for going to ground and giving the referee a decision, even though I think with multiple replays, it was an extremely harsh decision but Mile Jedinak, Steve Bruce and others became targets as that moment was poured over.

As you can see from the comments, and there were plenty more, Chester does receive some praise as others get it in the neck, but interesting the way some seem to have already picked this year’s scapegoats regardless of the actual performance they put in.


4 Replies to “Villa Defender Gets Mixed Reaction From Some Fans After Penalty Clanger”

  • Some of our so called fans really should hang their heads in shame. Player of the season last year, hardly missed a game since he’s been here, wanted to stay with the club in the summer despite interest from elsewhere. Fortunately these morons dont seem to be in the stadium, just lurking on social media

  • The only mistake that Chester made was to make a tackle ( and enable the referee to make a poor decision ) when it was probably not necessary. Players are far more likely to make mistakes at the end of games when they are tired. Chester was very tired as he had been covering the lack of mobility of Jedinak throughout the whole match, not to mention covering Tuanzebe’s positional inexperience as a RB.

  • Let’s look at this another way. If we had been 2 or 3 nil up this penalty wouldn’t really have mattered. The fact is we are not scoring enough goals to demonstrate our hold on the game and with it only being 1-0 any mistake will get punished. As I have said before we lost a lot of points last season by losing to teams at the wrong end of the league and this problem needs sorting quickly.

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