09 Aug 2017 12:02:21
We are operating very closely to financial fair play rules this season. As anybody thought if we don't go up this season how the club will operate next season? We could lose our big players from the teams coming down because they have much more financial power and we will have only a small amount of parachute money left. Already this season Steve Bruce as use the phrase box clever to get players in. And the real reason we have all these old players is there cheap. We better hope JT and Samba don't retire or we won't have any cbks at the club. You see all the money wasted on the players eg RDM and Steve Bruce has come back to haunt us. All of this will be down to Tony Xia for poor choosing of managers which leads to poor recruitment. His personal wealth won't come into it so Villa fans say what you like its this season or never because of financial fair play rules.

1.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 12:57:35
I raised this point when baker left that if we don't go up we need to hope samba and it don't retire and that they are still able to cut it physically, by the end of this season the money spent when garde was in charge becomes not an issue as it's outside the 3 years the ffp refers to, we will then have funds available.

2.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 13:33:34
remi garde didn't buy a player mate. Bruce and Rdm spent 80 million between them i read somewhere today its crazy money.

3.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 14:07:16
Thanks for stating the obvious that everyone already knew mate, really ground breaking stuff. Nothing to do with Tony tho, he backs his managers can't ask anymore, stop talking crap.

4.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 14:38:33
Do you not understand it is a chain if Dr Tony pick the wrong manager then the manager recruit poor players and the players play poorly. You could give coco the Clown money doesn't mean your a good chairman i would rather him pick the right manager 1st. now because of his mistakes the club could be here for good because of FFP rules. you try getting 10 million back for Ross McCormack or 15 million for Hogan it won't happen he picks poor managers then that manager wastes his money.

5.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 15:47:27
we need a 100 million sponsor to come in for something off one of Tonys mates that's how city and the likes of psg get round it when it was tighter on them.

6.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 16:01:15
Do you ever stop?

The club have stated that they are building 3 teams

One for promotion out of the championship
One to stay in the premier league
And the third to kick on once we have secured premier league status

Championship clubs can lose a maximum of 13million in one season . But don't forget we have parachute payments

Premier league clubs can lose 105 million over 3 years but this is also dependant on new TV deals and also promotion payment for getting back to the premier league .

For once just stop moaning about everything villa related . Tony Xia is a young man who had made millions out of business ventures he is no ones fool so trust the man to come good and stop moaning.

7.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 16:01:31
It's not the dr's fault. He's come from China, not knowing the game, appointed a manager who had won the champions league, didn't work out so rightly got rid. Appointed the most successful championship manager ever who months before was linked with the England job. No-one on here was moaning when we bought McCormack. He also has a proven record. Hogan was doing well when we bought him. I still think Hogan will cone good. He looks sharp. Just needs a goal. We have to get behind bruce. History shows he knows how to get out of this league. Admittedly I disagree with a few of his decisions like starting bacuna when hourihane is on the bench! But what manager would everyone agree with 100% of the time? As for FFP there is one thing that worries me slightly. I read somewhere that if an owner pays out of their own money, no the club revenue, it doesn't affect FFP. So maybe Tony isn't as rich as we think. Or maybe he doesn't want to plough his own person fortune into players which is fair enough. Predicting Bruce to play a strong side tonight to get a win and a bit of confidence. Also I hope he does as I only need villa and Leeds in an acca for £158. Haha. UTV.

8.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 19:51:28
Walkthewalk shut up.
You whinge that our chairman spent money. He backs the managers like a great chairman he is. If he didn't back them you soon start wanting him out aswell.
And you keep going on about bad managers Bruce is a proven manager in this league. Who would you pick mr expert I love to know.

9.) 09 Aug 2017
09 Aug 2017 20:14:12
My apologies I meant the garde season so sherwoods buys.