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A point gained

As weekends in the Premier League go, our 0-0 which kicked off the weekend will be quickly forgotten by most.

Lets face it, while the point was enough to put us top of the Premier League for the early part of Saturday afternoon, once Manchester City had put five past Tottenham and Manchester United had put eight past Arsenal a dull no score draw with Villa was hardly high up on the headlines.

That said, for us it was a good point. Aston Villa had far more chances and clear cut ones at that (not hard when the stats show we had three attempts at goal in 90 minutes) so to come away with a point is a positive.

It leaves us still undefeated after three games and on seven points at the end of August, a tally that took us till October to reach last season.

It might not have been pretty, we might have had our backs to the wall, but come May, it's a point gained.

'They were pumped up for 15 minutes in second half and had a really good spell, as much to do with us failing to keep the ball and not passing it to someone in a gold shirt.' McCarthy told the BBC.

He added: 'But we had a good barrier to block them. There were some good blocks and saves.

'Would I take a point at Villa with Bent, Heskey, N'Zogbia and Agbonlahor? Too right I would.'

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Writer:Akela
Date:Monday August 29 2011
Time: 11:00AM

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I think Mick really summed it up when he reeled off those names. As stated on another thread I was preparing to evacuate from the hurricane but I still managed to see the second half. The spell they had was pretty absurd- they threw everything at us and I am not sure how we managed to keep a clean sheet- we did however and 2 from 3? I don't think we have managed that in the Premiership, or back to back clean sheets? Maybe I am wrong but either way I will certainly take that. Can't wait for the Tottenham game because it will certainly be a lot different to a local derby- this one had a strange feel about it and the atmosphere has been described as oddly subdued- I would like to hear from folks who were able to make it to the game. 7 points from 3 games it has been a great start.
New York City Wolf
29/08/2011 14:42:00
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I think Mick really summed it up when he reeled off those names. As stated on another thread I was preparing to evacuate from the hurricane but I still managed to see the second half. The spell they had was pretty absurd- they threw everything at us and I am not sure how we managed to keep a clean sheet- we did however and 2 from 3? I don't think we have managed that in the Premiership, or back to back clean sheets? Maybe I am wrong but either way I will certainly take that. Can't wait for the Tottenham game because it will certainly be a lot different to a local derby- this one had a strange feel about it and the atmosphere has been described as oddly subdued- I would like to hear from folks who were able to make it to the game. 7 points from 3 games it has been a great start.
New York City Wolf
29/08/2011 14:42:00
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Would we have held out a little more easily - and even launched a few more attacks of our own- had we signed Dann? I note today that QPR are in the market for the other Blues CD (no, not the one by B.B. King). Surely we can outbid them and wouldn't he like to team up with his old partner again? I suspect there might be a problem over wages and the moneybags sponsoring QPR will probably pay over the odds. At least I can dream for a couple of days.
Southbank60
29/08/2011 15:30:00
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Would we have held out a little more easily - and even launched a few more attacks of our own- had we signed Dann? I note today that QPR are in the market for the other Blues CD (no, not the one by B.B. King). Surely we can outbid them and wouldn't he like to team up with his old partner again? I suspect there might be a problem over wages and the moneybags sponsoring QPR will probably pay over the odds. At least I can dream for a couple of days.
Southbank60
29/08/2011 15:30:00
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Southbank i agree still need a couple more faces by my reckoning we only have a 23 man squad and thats with Vokes who has alot to prove MM seems to think the squad is good enough yes we have improved but my concern is if we get injuries to certain players we are going to struggle once again.As the Villa game showed we were getting over run and had to take 2 of our best attacking players of to help shore up the midfield and defence and this against a Villa team that i dont think is much better than us surely signing a couple more HM and another CH would give us alot more stability and more options when we face the better teams i just dont understand.
kiawolves
29/08/2011 22:53:00
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Southbank i agree still need a couple more faces by my reckoning we only have a 23 man squad and thats with Vokes who has alot to prove MM seems to think the squad is good enough yes we have improved but my concern is if we get injuries to certain players we are going to struggle once again.As the Villa game showed we were getting over run and had to take 2 of our best attacking players of to help shore up the midfield and defence and this against a Villa team that i dont think is much better than us surely signing a couple more HM and another CH would give us alot more stability and more options when we face the better teams i just dont understand.
kiawolves
29/08/2011 22:53:00
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A point nicked is a better summing-up of the game. I felt for the Villa fans. At least it was not a complete steal it would have been had the 'penalty', according to Mick, been awarded and converted. Leave aside the colours the players were in. Had the going been the other way round, we would be bemoaning the loss of two points. De Vries has got it all to do to oust Hennessey from the team. I hope he and Vokes come back from the Wales game 100%. Because of the same concern I am glad Jarvis is not in the England squad this time; same goes for Fletcher, in his case it is he himself who does not want to play for his country. Unlike most, if not all, on here,I cannot be involved in the club vs country controversy at all, you see. For me, the only interest is that of the Club. Speaking of Vokes, with SEB out for a month at WW, and Eardley out of the Wales squad,his chance has come on both fronts. Unlike Kia and Southbank, I do no see additions to the squad as necessary. The 2 years' experience has been the real addition to the squad, the arrival of RJ forming only a part of that.
lovesW
30/08/2011 06:54:00
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A point nicked is a better summing-up of the game. I felt for the Villa fans. At least it was not a complete steal it would have been had the 'penalty', according to Mick, been awarded and converted. Leave aside the colours the players were in. Had the going been the other way round, we would be bemoaning the loss of two points. De Vries has got it all to do to oust Hennessey from the team. I hope he and Vokes come back from the Wales game 100%. Because of the same concern I am glad Jarvis is not in the England squad this time; same goes for Fletcher, in his case it is he himself who does not want to play for his country. Unlike most, if not all, on here,I cannot be involved in the club vs country controversy at all, you see. For me, the only interest is that of the Club. Speaking of Vokes, with SEB out for a month at WW, and Eardley out of the Wales squad,his chance has come on both fronts. Unlike Kia and Southbank, I do no see additions to the squad as necessary. The 2 years' experience has been the real addition to the squad, the arrival of RJ forming only a part of that.
lovesW
30/08/2011 06:54:00
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I am pleased to see that you endorse my assessment of the match, lovesW. In return, I agree with you that two years' experience in the PL with WW has improved the performance of individual players. As you say, progress cannot be solely down to RJ. However, the evidence of the AV game indicates that we still have some way to go and that we are stretched very thinly in some positions. In particular, injuries at LB, CD, IM and CF would expose the lack of quality in our back-up players. Remember, we were unbeaten at this point last season but thereafter we dropped like a stone. Apart from a few isolated occasions, the stone only turned to cork at the death, bobbing to the surface less than three minutes from the end of the season. We still have the opportunity to prevent this Domesday scenario reoccurring (even the possibility of it happening) ... but we have to be quick and decisive.
Southbank60
30/08/2011 07:38:00
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I am pleased to see that you endorse my assessment of the match, lovesW. In return, I agree with you that two years' experience in the PL with WW has improved the performance of individual players. As you say, progress cannot be solely down to RJ. However, the evidence of the AV game indicates that we still have some way to go and that we are stretched very thinly in some positions. In particular, injuries at LB, CD, IM and CF would expose the lack of quality in our back-up players. Remember, we were unbeaten at this point last season but thereafter we dropped like a stone. Apart from a few isolated occasions, the stone only turned to cork at the death, bobbing to the surface less than three minutes from the end of the season. We still have the opportunity to prevent this Domesday scenario reoccurring (even the possibility of it happening) ... but we have to be quick and decisive.
Southbank60
30/08/2011 07:38:00
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