Steve Moss Posted January 18, 2010 Share Posted January 18, 2010 Recently we have been averaging 0.8 goals a game. Villa average 1.6 goals a game. That's based on our 'negative' tactics to date. I truly hope that Sam has been planning to lull an opponent into a false expectation, and that he comes out guns blazing at Villa. The same old same old won't work now. Time to mix it up. I won love us to win on penalties - it would just be fantastic. I'm not made of such stern stuff. I'd be content with an outright and overwhelming Rovers win. I will be appalled if Benni does not start after being easily our best attacking player against Fulham. Equally Olsson deserves to start on left wing. Team for me:- ---------------Kalinic----Benni Olsson----NZonzi----Emerton----Hoilett Givet------Nelsen-----Samba---Chimbonda -----------------Robinson I could live witht this and then some. I would prefer Di Santo for Benni, and leave the old schoolers (Benni and Dunn) for attacking subs during the last third if the new guys, Kalinic, Di Santo, Olson, Hoilett, aren't able to rack up the points. I suggest this as Sam is going to have to take MON by surprise. Sam is not known as being a gambler. We have the ability to put pace and constant pressure on Villa's defense as opposed to allowing Villa to put constant pressure on our defense. Serve them up a dose of their own medicine, while delegating to N'Zonzi and Emerton the duties of breaking up Villa's attack and distributing the ball to the wings. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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