Ollie Watkins

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Gave Ake a torrid time. Best I've seen Ollie play, everything positive was going through him.

It was also very nice to see him leading on the pitch. I think the Gerrard appointment may work very, very nicely for our Ollie.
 

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Gave Ake a torrid time. Best I've seen Ollie play, everything positive was going through him.

It was also very nice to see him leading on the pitch. I think the Gerrard appointment may work very, very nicely for our Ollie.
I hope so - Gerrard seems to be a rare example of a top player taking management seriously and putting in the effort to be good at the job rather than just relying on his name and reputation.
 

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Players in their second season in any league at a new club higher up the ladder often struggle for a while. Opposition clubs will have sussed out their strengths and weakness and will mark them better. As he has also had an injury, no surprise he has had a slow start. Also the arrival of Ings changed the way Villa were set up.

Time will tell whether the arrival of Gerrard is what made the difference.
 

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Sort of think that Smith had Ings forced on him, he'd worked successfully with watkins before and knew his best position. Ings came along as an out an out goalscorer and forced Ollie to play a very different game which didn't work.

Sorry for Smith, similar with Solsjkear, had a nice little team going on and had Ronaldo forced on him.

Still, who cares about those overpaid prima donnas eh?
 
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