They pre spent that money though. AV did spend big in the summer, that squad is arguably stronger than last yr. 5 defeats on the spin….So Aston Villa sell their best player then sack the manager for performing worse with a worse team. This is football 2021
As for Pool, dear god. WH are a big physical side, not in a fat Sam way, but they arent a ‘hanky ball playing bunch of barca-esque midgets. So, ehhh Pool spend 90 mins hitting aimless crossed into the WH box. Cos Salah, Mane and Jota are obviously gonna out jump those WH CB’s!?
Alison at fault for the first, piss poor keeping. His effort for the second was Poor, but WH came straight through the middle of Pool, what the Midfield and Matip where doing I dunno. Third one Mane just lets Zouma run. Three WH corners, 2 goals and one that smacked the bar. You would think Pool would have studied videos of WH pre game and worked out they liked set pieces so maybe…..marking them would be an idea!?
Take nothing away from WH, they did a job on Pool, and I don’t mean that in a bad way. They are well drilled they know their jobs and they play well as a team. It’s not pretty, but it isn’t Fat Sam brutal GBH either. It IS effective. Fair ****s.