He wasn’t given any specific flak by the game commentators that I noticed. The criticism was at the Villa team generally.I don't quite understand why Watkins is getting flak when all Villa seem to do is push it out wide to Cash who lumps in half baked balls in the box and the defence clears. Their midfield doesn't create anything
I've said it before - whenever I've seen Villa often Ollie provides a decent chance or two for someone only for them to royally screw it up. McGinn did it last night attempting a diving header below knee height when he could have leathered it with his left foot.For all the creative talent Villa have at their disposal, they really dont create many good opportunities. They play far too slow and tight in midfield. Ollie needs them to play a lot more through balls and counter-attack more. Watching Villa try and play slow possession football is cringe worthy.
He does not seem to play to Ollie’s strengths playing through the middle where everyone seems to get in the way of each other resulting in the ball never getting near to him.One bloke we don’t want in charge is Stevie G when he gets sacked…he certainly can’t get a tune out of Ollie at the moment.