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posted on 20/10/20

Said to my wife last night Kalvin keeps holding his shoulder long after the initial incident.

posted on 20/10/20

Its a horrible injury, affects so many parts of the game, balance, throws, sprinting, shoulder barging. Need Coops back so Struijk can go there. Villa can't believe there fortune atm.

posted on 20/10/20

Didn't look good when I saw it but forgot. We do seem light on cover in midfield. Squad getting tested at quite an early stage in the season.

posted on 20/10/20

Llorente operates well in that position but also injured.

comment by Bumble (U6465)

posted on 20/10/20

comment by Shaun M - Bye bye, to the football league! (U9955)
posted 17 minutes ago
Its a horrible injury, affects so many parts of the game, balance, throws, sprinting, shoulder barging. Need Coops back so Struijk can go there. Villa can't believe there fortune atm.
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It's destiny🤪🏆🥇

posted on 20/10/20

Hasn't played well all season. This lay off well give another player a chance to get in there and add pressure, although why we didnt sign a midfielder is astonishing

posted on 20/10/20

Forshaw?

comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 20/10/20

If Cooper fit then Pascal S can play there. If not we have Klich or even Dallas at a pinch. Plenty of midfielders but not a specialist game breaker like Phillips. Maybe Forshaw when he’s fit?

That’s how Bielsa rolls!

Miss

Klich
Pablo
Foreshaw
Shackleton
Costa
Poveda
Harrison
Rafinha


Dallas?

Rodrigo?
Roberts?


comment by Stoopo (U4707)

posted on 20/10/20

Miss? Read Mids

posted on 20/10/20

Disappointing. Even if he’s not been at his best, he’s not easy to replace. I figured after we failed to sign a midfielder and flogged a left back that dallas or klich we’re going to be next to get crocked. Picked the wrong midfielder.

posted on 20/10/20

Struijk was excellent there at the end of last season

posted on 20/10/20

He was indeed excellent but he also looked to pick up an injury. Given the injuries to Cooper, Llorente and now Phillips)who was playing centre back in last part of match) that leaves Ayling coming in at centre back or one of the kids such as Cresswell or Casey.

Hopefully Struijk fit .if not it's a significant reshuffle or one of lads above.

posted on 20/10/20

Should have gotten rid of Forshaw and signed a back up CM, we did that to Douglas.

posted on 20/10/20

So Shaun, we get rid of Forshaw who got injured playing from us and maybe has a future if we can get him fit enough but keep Berardi who has no future with us.

posted on 20/10/20

Who would have taken Forshaw, who has been out injured for almost a year now? Getting rid isn't as easy as just saying it.

We have Davis to play at CB, too, and Koch can also be pushed up to CDM, similar to White last season. Unfortunate timing, but we do have the players to cope.

comment by Jonty (U4614)

posted on 20/10/20

Stage is set for emergency recall for Eunan O’Kane.

posted on 20/10/20

I think lending Douglas to Blackburn may come back to haunt us. We are exposed on the left flank. Losing Phillips will make that situation worse.

comment by jez (U8163)

posted on 20/10/20

Play Bamford there. He can rough-house enough to upset Grealish.

posted on 20/10/20

comment by Jonty (U4614)
posted 1 hour, 18 minutes ago
Stage is set for emergency recall for Eunan O’Kane.
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Made me chuckle 🤭

posted on 21/10/20

I don't think we can afford to lose key players this season, tiny mistakes get punished at this level. Phillips, Cooper & LLorente out at this stage is too much. Not good.

posted on 21/10/20

its a blow because we are light in that area but if I'm honest he wont be much of a miss as of right now.

He's been a passenger most weeks and probably our worst player so far. If fit Strujik will play, and he looked good there last season.

posted on 21/10/20

I rate Struijk.

A Klich injury would be a bigger loss at this moment

posted on 21/10/20

comment by gelderd82 (U6817)
posted 1 hour, 29 minutes ago
its a blow because we are light in that area but if I'm honest he wont be much of a miss as of right now.

He's been a passenger most weeks and probably our worst player so far. If fit Strujik will play, and he looked good there last season.
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Might be a daft thing to say but not a bad thing he’s out - just think he needs a break - especially playing for England too. Hopefully will comeback to the KP we all know and love

comment by ruphio (U16205)

posted on 21/10/20

Wouldn't normally be too worried, as in theory we have capable cover in that position with Struijk, Llorente and Forshaw ...but with Llorente and Forshaw also injured and Pascal having come off against Wolves with a knock...I'm a bit concerned! Pretty unlucky!

posted on 21/10/20

I don't doubt KP will get back to the levels we've seen once up to speed with the PL, but right now I don't see it as a disaster for us.

The only issue is we don't have much cover in midfield at all

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