I thought it was Noble who had the shot.Whiskyman wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:41 amTbh I thought Masuaku was unfortunate. Barely even a foul imo, maybe a slight touch but little else. I thought Noble was more deserving of a second yellow for his blatant dive in the first half.palerider wrote: ↑Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:49 amAm I alone in thinking Arthur deserved the red ?
Not for the foul itself as although there was contact, the raghead made a big meal of it. But for the sheer stupidity of putting himself in that position. On a yellow you stand off. Basic stuff. Although Mike Dean is a cunt of a man and thinks every foul is a card. Each game is all about him.
Ironically we played better with 10.
I was a bit disappointed in Haller tbh and I don't see what MP sees in Yarmo. A great left foot but lacks the touch required. I thought Fornals did ok. Shame about the late chance.
But as was said last night. A point away with a man down ? The only time I'd agree with Shrek. Respect it.
I wouldn't be too harsh on Haller. He had absolutely no help from our midfield who were, collectively, pretty impotent. A single striker needs to be supported by the midfield otherwise he becomes ineffective, which is exactly what happened last night.
Villa are no great shakes and with a better performance we could have won it. But for the 3/4 of the game we played 11 v 11 we created pretty much fuck all which was a massive disappointment in my book.
And Yarmolenko did have our only fucking shot on target in those first 67 minutes.
Pretty much agree with all of that but I still maintain that Haller looked off the pace. And much as I like Anderson, he was at his frustrating best. I concur that attacking-wise we lacked the necessary guile.
On the plus side, Rice and Diop were outstanding.