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18 Apr 2014 10:24:08
CONFIRMED IN TELEGRAPH AND GUARDIAN: Aston Villa will be sold- subject to maintaining Premier League status- to US consortium led by 2 Texas -based Billionaires (AVFC are playing in Texas in July)

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Need to stay up owners want players under 25 years of age and are willing to give the manger, may it be Lambert or not, £250 million to spend. They want to try and replicate the success of Liverpool.

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When does something being written in a newspaper become conformation?

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Fair enough point- yet still there must be definite interest if it has been mentioned in majority of national Newspapers - and also these aren't out of the blue rumours- been circling amongst respected Villa fans for weeks and months

I mean it is clear that Lerner wants to sell- cutting his losses, decreasing spending, no appearances at VP- and Villa are not making him any money- it is not good business for him to keep the club

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Nothing is confirmed, calm down or you will have a trouser accident. don't beleive anything until it happens.

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When I said confirmed, I meant confirmed interest- which was already evident for the reasons posted earlier

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17 Apr 2014 18:07:37
Josip Radosevic being linked, bags of potential apparently.

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Quality defensive midfielder could do with someone like him.

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Money would be much better spent elsewhere

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16 Apr 2014 22:00:32
After tonight if he impresses with more goals, I would like to see Connor wickham at villa park next season. In the right team he scores goals for fun. Benteke replacement if sunderland go down. I'm sure they will.

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He's a good player.
Always liked Wickham, can't understand how Altidore can play 30 games this season while Wickham is out on loan. That's a joke

>Scg87

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Is this a joke? Wickham isn't even that good. Just because he scored 2 goals last night why do people come on here posting deluded rubbish like this? Until he does it over 2 years of constant scoring then yes maybe look at him.

Even if Sunderland want to sell they will ask for their money back which was around £9mil for him

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Scoring 2 goals against city has nothing to do with him being a good player.
If you can't see he's a good player then maybe your the one who's deluded.
And didn't you read the part where the guy making the comment says if Wickham keeps scoring? Deluded and blind people working themselves in to a frenzy on rumour site lol

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Wickham is a quality player with a lot of potential he just needs to gain experience. He will be a regular in the England squad in the next 2-5 years.

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If he's as good player as you are lead to believe then why have 5 managers not deemed him first choice striker despite all the hype? Think you will find it's because he is lazy, prefers a night on the town, or adding to his tattoo collection!

If he is so good he would be getting more game time instead of Altidore.

The Sunderland fans can't stand him and his attitude has been questionable for a number of years! Far, Far better strikers around we should look at.

Players like: Alfreð Finnbogason (Heerenveen) Aron Johannsson (HZ) Carlos Bacca (Seville) Ciro Immobile (Torino)

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How many of them that you mentioned are we able to afford with are owner giving out no money.

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And you think we could afford Wickham? who is English and cost Sunderland £9mil? all of the players I mentioned are anything from £5mil to £9mil and if rumours are true about takeover and i'm 95% certain it will happen in summer then shouldn't have much trouble tempting any of those players.

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You think Immobile will cost less than £10m?
Now I know you have no know you have less knowledge than you think

And btw, 3 or was it 4 managers didn't pick Sturridge to play football, now look, proof that players get better. You want proven quality fair enough, but going on like a player can't improve makes you sound like a 10yo

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Sturridge always had class that's why he cost so much, Chelsea and man city had better players at that time he only had to wait not one of the clubs sturridge played for would buy wickham and if the take over happens we could get better and not average like we have done so I agree with, is this a joke?

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You can't make a silk purse from a pigs ear

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16 Apr 2014 01:38:36
There is defo movement at villa park and we will either be sold in full this summer or a 49. 9 per cent stake sold as Mr lerner does not want to put the money in needed to keep us in the prem and move us forward. He does however realise that this is needed and 2 deals are on the table. One for a 49 per cent stake who I belive to be a Chinese investor which would see there being a kitty put aside of about 50 to 70 mil for players in window. The other to buy us outright I'm still hearing is Redbull although that one has been shot down in the past. They would put a lot more in to the pot for players and bring in new manager. There is no chance of them going in with Mr lerner though they want to own us outright if that one came off. The prob is lerner wants about 60 mil more than they think we worth.

kingvilla

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Not redbull. hope not redbull as it would kill off the team off its history and its greatness may even change the name.

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15 Apr 2014 14:57:12
Villa have suspended Culverhouse and Karsa (reasons not yet given) and Cowans and Given to step in until end of season. Does this signal the end for Lambert. Hopefully

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Apparently, from a member of staff who works at the training ground, they have been suspended for gross misconduct and verbal abuse of other staff and players.

(from the person who posted the original comment)

{Ed007's Note - See, if you tagged your posts or registered you wouldn't need to put that last part in... :) Nobody knows if you really are the OP or not except me and you - and I'm saying nothing!}

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Something strange going on there! when Lambert was at Norwich Culverhouse was credited with playing a major part in the success they had. They have been together since 2006 and apart from the current spell at Villa they have been very successful at every club they have been at.

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Lambert cowans shay, I for one hope it works the more claret and blue we have behind the scenes the better imo.

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Dispirited NCFC fan in pieces here.

For what it is worth, while he was with us, Lambert ALWAYS made clear that He, Cluverhouse and Karsa were a complete package, and they stayed together come what may. - If you guys are giving the last two the bullet, then expect PL to jump ship shortly. (it's about due anyway)

The other thing is that we always thought that, even though Culverhouse was a gobby so-and-so, always happy to take on the whole stadium, with a turn of language almost as blue as Lamberks, it was HE who was the brains and capability behind our (successful) teams.

. and no we don't want any of them back!

Good Luck Villans! OTBC

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Let's hope mr lambert does the right thing and follows them out of the club possibly the worst manager I have ever seen at villa park and there has been some pretty poor ones. 0

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Thanks for that Norwich fan
Very interesting, do call again

Mendax

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From everything I'm hearing, it's Lambert himself who got rid of culverhouse and Karsa for whatever the reason.

Apparently they haven't been speaking much in the last few weeks.

>Scg87

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Strong suggestions that Culverhouse and Cowans didn't get on and resulted in Gabby putting Culverhouse in his place for disrespecting a club legend (believed to be the reason why he did not play against Fulham).

Stinks a bit of Lambert feeding them to the wolves to possibly save his own bacon. If he is hanging around though here's hoping he finanlly brings in some backroom support who can work with the defence!!

Hughes

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15 Apr 2014 12:21:51
The rumour is that randy Lerner will sell 49. 99% making villa a partnership, randy doesn't want to be spending big money on players anymore and this way he would only have to pay half of everything but still keep him in charge
Watch this rumour!

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13 Apr 2014 19:48:16
Bit of a flimsy rumour but possible takeover interest from miami heat owner micky arison

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If that's true there is a a small chance of a real sports star visiting villa park (lebron james)

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Already had one American owner hasn't planned out well wouldn't want to see another.

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Got to tell you that our great club will not sold in the summer!
Investment will happen but Mr Lerner will still own the Villa.

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Heared a rumour from a very good sorce AVFC is to be sold and due diligence is being done. Chinese and Austrian buyers being linked. If I find anymore info I will post you all.

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No Chinese investment please, don' want to end up like our neighbours

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Austrian ivest, ent would most likely be Red Bull but they have said that they don't want to invest in a team in European big leagues. Might still happen though

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07 Apr 2014 16:44:45
Have herd a few people saying Lambert wants to draft in Victor Ibarbo and Jordon Mutch during the summer.

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Sorry just can't see it because we need REAL experience to go with the mediocre youngsters we already have

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Wouldn't mind Jordan Mutch

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Hello lads, never been on here before, the only reason I am no is t post a VERY reliable piece of information that has came from a director within the club. Lerner has sold us, dependant on us still being in the prem. New owners are sorted, although nobody aprt frm lerner knos who they are. Lambert is not part of the new regimes plans (thank god I hear some of you saying!) this will happen, watch this space.

jimbop

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Hi jimbop, I think you live in a world of your own. This news would be broadcast far and wide, much as I want it to be true. However if it is correct I will happily say sorry in advance. As for PL not being part of the deal, who do you think will be the new manager? Howard Wilkinson? Heaven help us.

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I would love it, just love it to happen as I am beyond fed up of Villa right now!

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I have NEVER been one to post rumours, actually this is the first site I have ever posted anything about the villa on, I always read but never post. This rumour is from a very close, and longstanding director at villa. like I say, watch this post, appologies not needed, I will just love the fact I've told you first my friend.

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Jordan mutch is a BLUENOSE so no thanks

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Jimbop, I wait to see.

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Jimbop could be right! there are rumours at moment on Bellsareringing forum about 2 different sources and also this guy below who works on Security at Birmingham Aiport

"thetrees, on 08 Apr 2014 - 08:13 AM, said:
I could start a rumour because a big expensive private jet arrived at BHX Saturday late morning and departed not long after the game finished. I don't know where it came from, but it departed to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It's owned by a charter company, so no clues there.
May have been related, may not, who knows?!"

This is the same guy on Villa Talk who broke the news about Randy's jet picking up Solskjaer a few years back also about Houllier arrived days before.

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Like I say I've been told that nobody knows who is the buyer, but we have been sold, pending premier league football next year

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Anyone started to notice talk coming out now!!! like I say, jimbop told you first!

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Also heard same story about Lerner having sold club and Lambert is going at the end of season, plus also heard that Gabby and Delph were dropped last week against Fulham due to massive bust up with Lambert and were in fact not injured. Source is Director at Villa, can't reveal who he is though.

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I heard this rumour about delph and gabby clashing with pl at bodymoor about tactics

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"pending premier league football next year" that's not going to happen. yet another toothless display today not sure why i'm surprised or even upset by awful performances anymore? how much more of this trash can us as fans put up with? please just resign lambert, it would be the most helpful thing you could for AVFC in 2 VERY long years!
and if we do stay in the league, every single one of players, coaches, board members, EVERYONE needs to go because everyone at the club apart from us fans are just a joke!

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Unfortunately we can't get rid of everyone. There are a number of players we should keep and build a new team around when they are all fit but under a new manager and hopefully a new owner, preferably an oil sheikh with a few billion quid to throw about if Randy is really looking to sell up.
As to todays performance, pathetic about describes it, but I would say there are just about 3 worse teams than us in the league, Sunderland, Norwich and Cardiff though to their credit Cardiff did beat Southampton today, something that I don't see us doing next week.
Clarrie Blue.

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The only players that need to go are the bomb squad Given Hutton Bent Zog etc. the rest, with quality brought in to play around them are capable players who will contribute.

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Only players we should be keeping are:-
guzan- but only as backup as we could do with a better no. 1, good communicator and organizer also very brave but doesn't make an awful lot of saves and ultimately that's a keepers top priority, save the ball!
bacuna- although defensively shaky and a bit lost going forward, I do see potential in him if he can make improvements next season, been played here there and everywhere this term, more lambert ineptness!
delph- our best midfielder by a long, long way, all he needs is a boss who will let the leash off him a bit and allow him to show all of his qualities.
vlaar- only one in our "defence" who knows what he's doing, only really plays bad when everyone else does and is our leader and commander at the back. paired with okore next season will be a huge plus.
benteke- on his day, in the right mood with the right service, this guy is incredible and easily in the top 10 of the worlds top strikers, the best forward we've had since the premier league era began. if we manage to keep him it will be vital that we get in some real class in midfield.
agbonlahor- wasn't sure whether to include gabby in this list because actually 9 times out of 10 he offers very little throughout a match. pace and strength in abundance is about all he can offer but every team needs someone like him, still the quickest player in the prem.
okore- any good, successful side needs a solid backbone and in this guy we have a future star. has all the attributes required to become a top center-back, he's quick, strong, tough-tackling, brave, positionally aware and although not the tallest he can certainly jump high! him and vlaar would be a truly solid partnership.

if we want to stay in this league, we need to build around the players listed above, 90% of those not listed above might aswell just leave because we have all had enough of them now after 2 shocking seasons.

Lambert, Lerner, Weimann, Clark, Lowton, Luna, Herd, KEA, Tonev, all of you are useless please, please leave this club before it's damaged beyond repair!


AVFC 4 LIFE

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Lowton was one of our best players last year and I know he hasn't played much this year but he should stay. He has a part to play if Lambert gives him a chance again instead of playing Bacuna at right back

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AVFC 4 LIFE,

All them players to go?
How we going to replace them?

Absolutely crazy to get rid of them, they shouldn't be starting games but we do need a squad not just 11 players on the pitch.
Next season players like KEA, Bennett, Luna, Tonev Sylla will hopefully not be starting to often, just squad players.

And I wonder if you was one of the vast majority who january last year were calling for Delph to be sold because he was sh*t?

Young players can get better with time, keep that in mind.

If we can sign 3 (minimum) quality players in the summer then I think we'll be competitive again

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They are rubbish and will not get better they are not young player these are 23/24 yr olds some older we need our squad players to be able to be as good as1st team

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Lolll what nonsense!
We need squad players to be be as good as our first teamers?
Well you better donate £100m to the club then.

So all players who are over 23/24yo can't improve?
Some of the comments on here are quite often silly, but that's beyond stupid

>Scg87

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Silly the only place them players will take you is down and if you think they will improve you don't know football we have younger players on the books better. don't waste money on rubbish

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Guzan doesn't make any saves. ? you havin a laugh?! has kept us in loads of games for a couple of seasons now!

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Who said Guzan doesn't make saves

{Ed003's Note - A poster leaves a saying 'save the ball ! ' further up}

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04 Apr 2014 06:36:53
REVEALED Lamberts tops targets. Jurgen Locadia & Kevin Kampl.

Rumours circulating of a swap plus money involving Helenius & Aubameyang are false as £13mill plus would still be required that would not be sactioned under lamberts regime, he claims helenius still has a major part to play.

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Hopefully helenius will get his chance to prove his quality with benteke and Kozak out.

villacon

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Kampl is the type of player we need and Locadia would be the ideal replacement for Benteke while he is out. Also what about Sadio Mane who plays for the same team as Lampl?

Cjr

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Don't know about targets, he should be finding out where to take his P45

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03 Apr 2014 19:09:54
Benteke played his last game for Villa. We need a replacement an it is not Kozak. Also think Weimann, although always gives 110% is just not premier league standard. New strike force please!

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Who would buy him when he's out for 6 months?

benteke will not be fit now till october so in a way its not a bad thing as far as villa are concerned, no way anyone will buy him unfit in the summer

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Agreed, unlikely he will sell while injured, but I think it's a safe bet he will be wanting to move on when fit.

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By the time he is eventually fit the summer window will be closed so he won't be passing a medical anywhere in time for him to leave.

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A good, cheap replacement for weimann would be jay-emmanuel thomas. just as explosive but much better technically. we need someone creative in gabbys spot i'm afraid, obviously love gabby but he doesn't offer enough on the field, i'd say we should look at someone LIKE hatem ben arfa or someone who possess the same qualities, as for big bens replacement, well, surely we will see now how good a player helenius can be in the last few games of the season and perhaps he will fit the bill, who knows?!

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Let's start an argument! Can anyone personally confirm that Ben has a serious injury! Remember personally confirm. Wouldn't it be amazing if he Was suddenly fit by August, 5 months, and Spuds or Gunners bid 25m. Not beyond the realms of reality in the modern game that a bit of a sting is going on. Question, could Villa know that a bid will come in and are ensuring that Ben doEs not get injured thus spoiling a transfer. I have already heard this rumour on the streets and am asking a question?

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Only positive to come from Bentekes injury is that no one will buy him in the summer now, simple as. Also sell Weimann? I do question whether some of the people on here even support Villa or have ever gone to a game, Weimann is claret an blue, Villa through an through, one of our best players an never ever gives up.

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Weimann one of our best players? that's joke of the year even for this site! I appreciate he is a villa boy and stated I admire his work-rate but he's just a headless chicken, no technique and no footballing brain i'm afraid. its clearly you, my friend, that doesn't know a thing about our team.

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I have changed my mind after the game v fulham, weimann IS our best player! haha :) the fact is we don't have a single good player

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Weimann Villa through and though, that's a laugh. he wasn't Villa through and through at the end of last season when he was demanding a pay rise or he would leave after having 2 good months. Headless chicken and not prem standard i'm afraid.

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I don`t think Gabby or Weimann are up to it to be honest.
I think they both lack technique, and are not the type of player who can create a special moment when needed.
They seem to be ok when things are going well but they will not take this club forward, we need a complete overhaul from back to front.

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The biggest problem with Gabby an Wiemann is, there is absolutely no competition for them, They are both to comfortable, if we can get competition for them in the summer then I have no doubt they'll soon get their act together an suddenly find form.

They are not brilliant player by anyone's standards but they are good team players who will be very useful for us over the next few years.


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30 Mar 2014 22:56:29
So are the rumours about Randy Lerner putting Villa up for sale still around. Could do with a new owner and money.

Cjr

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The grass is always greener but is it the best move? Ask Small Heath fans with regards to carson yeung and the money etc. he promised. Learner has had his hands burned with previous managers and their transfer fees and wages so you can not blame him that he has tightened up the purse strings and hopes the Villa will be more self sustaining. Not what us fans want in the push for success but good in the running of the Villa as a 'Business' which is how football is going now.

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All the money the Lerners have put in has either gone back to the Lerner trust or has been turned into shares for the Lerner trust. Lerner has not or will not lose a pennyon his investment. He is very far from being a hero as this summer will prove

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If you had put in 200 plus million in to something, i'm sure you would want a return too. i'm not saying Leaner is a hero but we could have worse owners. Also on your logic of just blaming the owner, should you not also blame the fans who don't buy the shirts, season tickets etc. and invest in the club as this will be the only way we will be able to buy players and pay the wages.

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30 Mar 2014 22:54:46
Seems like Benteke will be off in the summer to a champions league team. Hopefully we get a decent amount of money at least 30m and then can start rebuilding the team. An attacking mid and replacement stiker a certainty and then used the rest of the money to sign Bertrand on a permanent deal. Hopefully we stay up then it will be onwards and upwards.

Cjr

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Benteke wants a arsenal move, but fee would be likely around 20mil, he's no where near a 30mil player this season misses chances way too often that last season hewould be put away, bertrand signing should be first priority even if he ends up the 5-6 mil mark then another striker, as Bacuna vlaar okore bertrand would be a solid defense
anything else really depends on what funds we have available from income unless we are sold if not learners standard 10-15mil on 6 mediocre players will be my guess hope the gaffer has a few exciting targets lined up

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Standard £10m-£15m?
Hasn't Lambert spent close to £50m since taking over?
That's £25m each season. That's a decent amount of money as far as I'm concerned. Lambert has just not spent is aswell as I would have liked

And if we get £25m to spend in the summer then that's enough to sign Bertrand for £6m and 2 good Mids to partner Delph.

If Benteke leaves for £20m-£30m (depending on how he does at the WC) then i'd like him replaced with another good striker but I have a feeling Lambert signed Kozak in preparation for Benteke leaving.

>Scg87

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Kozak is only decent in the air he has no pace to run in behind the defenders. If Benteke left I would like to see Jurgen Locadia come in or a more experienced player like Javier Hernandez or Loic Remy. Hopefully we end up with a decent striker or two.

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Would be gutted if we were left with just kozak for next season as he offers nothing but aerial prowess, but who wouldn't at 6"5? as stated above, no pace or mobility, no intelligence regarding runs off the ball or positional awareness, just an awful striker! surely helenius is wayyyyy better?!

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Yes the standard 10-15 mil most other income has been on transfers. we need a strong midfielder to partner westwood and delph, a CB as I have 0 faith in baker or clarke, vlaar would look so much better with quality next to him, hopefully okore will be this guy though and a striker to replace benteke, and others should just to add depth which we lack

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27 Mar 2014 09:01:33
Benteke future to be sorted after world cup states his agent. Surely means bye bye Ben. Contracts mean F All and Gunners will be first in line. Oldvillan

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Could be the making of villa, either they would have to spend on quality to keep him or say bye and spend aswell as finding another gem to replace him. Will be a big season for pl next season either way!

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If we sell Benteke (£20-£30m), get rid of the likes of Hutton Guzan N'Zogbia Sylla Herd etc, including the £10-£15m we get to spend anyway, we could have £40m+ to spend next season, and I know Lambert would spend it well, so Benteke leaving could be a good thing.

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Sorry mate but what evidence is there to suggest "Lambert would spend it well"?
KEA, Bennett, Luna, Tonev, Kozak, Holt Vlaar?

Mendax

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Don't know if that was an accident or what but did you say "Guzan"?! Sell Guzan, are you joking?

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Tbf to Lambert, Mendax, them players were signed with the intention of cutting wages, Lambert had to gamble on most players signed that they would come in an get better, they haven't.

With Given, Hutton, Zog, Ireland and Bent off the books then that's got to be close to £300k a week off the books, so just maybe our wage budget when signing players will increase in the summer.

I'd be confident that Lambert would sign the right players if he had the budget to go an get the quality/experienced type of players we need.

Remember Lambert was interested in players like Coutinho an Hiyotake before being knocked back because of wages.

Oh an I'd say Vlaar was a good buy.

>Scg87

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Meant to say Given, and KEA has been our 2nd best CM for awhile, Westwood had a good month or two but other than that KEA has been 2nd best, Bennett hasn't been the best defensively but he's starting to play well and would be a decent back up LM/LCM/LF, but would rather see him out the squad, Luna hasn't been terrible he just needs time to settle, Tonev was suggested by Petrov and I never expected much from him anyway considering his age, he wasn't even young enough to show much potential, Kozak has been a solid back up ST from what I've seen of him, Holt is a loan, and a back up for Benteke, Vlaar is one of the best signings Villa has made in the past 5+ years and is as close as we're ever going to get to our old world class CBs like Laursen Mellberg Soutgate Ehiogu etc, Benteke has been a phenomenal signing and we will probably triple our money on him, Lowton is a solid RB for his price just needed more games this season, Westwood was solid 1st season, been average for most of this season but has shown glimpses, Sylla is an okay backup CM but would much rather see Gardner fight for the 1st team RCM spot than him, Bowery was only 500k if we sold him we'd get a little less or the same amount, or he'll grow a little and we could probably double it, Okore was a fantastic buy and him and Vlaar will be fantastic next season together, Helenius could become a 7.5m-10m ST if he gets game time, would be a decent CF if we don't end up buying a CAM/CF in the summer, Bacuna is very good attacking wise just needs some training defensively, and Steer could become a decent GK although I'd prefer Siegrist, if anyone actually read all that, I'd say Lambert has done a 8/10 job on signings so far and is our best manager since O'Neill, if we finish below 12th this season then yeah consider getting rid of him, but if we finish 10th-12th then that's two improvements in two seasons for Lambert and we can fight for a 8th-10th slot next season and then a 6th-8th slot and then a 4th-5th-6th slot and so on the season after.

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Brendon rogers had inherited a squad which had just spent 100 m lambert came in to a club with a squad which was high costing and not effective, he needs time.

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2 seasons not enough time? he should have gone christmas 2012 after 6 months in charge, even that's too long!

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26 Mar 2014 22:34:40
Mirror Sport reporting that Villa scouts are said to be watching Augsburg's Andre Hahn, scored 10 goals from midfield this season and was recently called up to the German national team for a friendly against Chile. Could be really if true. But I reiterate the "if true", but we can hope!

AVFC-Chris

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Really *good if true

AVFC-Chris

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It'll be (really good) if we don't go down! lose at home to fulham and its curtains for this amazing football club, can't see us beating them either to be fair.

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^ More doom an gloom lol

I bet you couldn't see us beating Arsenal ManC or Chelsea either.

Fulham, palace, hull are all winnable.

We are unpredictable and inconsistent which means we'll pick up points when we don't expect it

Sometimes I get the feeling that certain "supporters" are hoping we lose games just so they can talk bull**it.

>Scg87

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Sorry mate but we have lost to palace and Fulham and drawn with hull so nothing suggests we should beat them this time.

We need to stop slatin people for complaining. Take away the wins against arsenal city and Chelsea and who have we beaten? Only Southampton of note! Ppl should be allowed to moan and gripe, it's not as if we have had much to cheer about, only 7/8 games out of the 31 played

{Ed007's Note - How many other teams have beat Arsenal, Chelsea and City this season, wouldn't most fans look at results like that as a positive?}

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We were lucky to win those games Doug would have done right and sacked PL and we don't play good football

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Not being funny but ya don't beat Arsenal, ManC an Chelsea by luck, we should of beat Chelsea at the bridge if it wasn't for a ref who literally f*cked us over and we played great against Pool and probably should of won.

I have to laugh when I hear "if we didn't beat ManC Chelsea an arsenal then who have we beat?"
That's hilarious!

You claiming its curtains if we lose to Fulham is just laughable, we're on 34 points with 7 games to go, we would probably have to lose all 7 games for us to get relegated, cus IMO 37 point and a better good will be the mark to keep the 17th place team up.

I'm not expecting anyone to be happy about where we are or how we're playing but making comments like we're going down if we lose our next game is nonsense.

And on your once great club comment, am I the only villa fan who's getting fed up with fans who are not bothering to come support this so called great club?

Even worse, I'm sickened by "supporters" who leave a game at half time. I take it as an insult to me when I see that fellow supporters don't come back to their seats after half time.

Great clubs have great support, I'm starting to doubt that we have that.
AV Fans need to get their act together.
Even the media are mocking our half empty ground

>Scg87

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I sort of see both sides to this arguement.

I think the comment from Ed007 doesn't stand up as it can't be seen as a positive if the teams gets relegated (which I don't think we will), surely those results are seen as a positive for a team who have had a solid season and looking to push on next year (like a Southampton). If Fulham had beat those three clubs but get relegated then that's not really a positive. By Villa beating them but losing to lessor teams negates the positiveness of those results for me. Personally i'd rather we had beat Hull, Fulham, Palace, Albion, Norwich, Cardiff Home and Away (possible 12 wins) instead (not even to mention Swansea, Stoke, West Ham, Sunderland).

Unfortunately for a team who are on the back of three poor seasons, beating three of the top 4 but struggling against most of the bottom half of the table can't be seen as a positive. 9 wins from 31 games (regardless of who they are against) isn't really positive (unless youve were 0 for 31 the season before)

With regards to people moaning. I agree with the above that there hasn't been much to chear about this season and true Villa fans will admit that. If you thinlk 6/7 stellar performances justify the 10/15 really poor ones then I just can't get that.

Hughes

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We beat Arsenal, should of beat Chelsea, deserved a draw at Liverpool, beat City, can't remember UTD game much, didn't see spurs game, deserved atleast a draw at Arsenal, deserved to beat Liverpool, Beat Chelsea, didn't deserve to lose 4-1 to UTD we actually had more shots and a lot more corners and it was close on possession from what I can remember, so we should of drew and maybe could of won. We are very inconsistent but we show that we can beat any team on any day, when the young lads grow and we sell Benteke and have £40m+ to spend next season (if we sell him next season and all of the dead wood out), then we will be consistent and push for a 6th-10th position.

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Every single game we have won this season bar arsenal away and norwich home we actually didn't deserve to win, if anyone actualy recalls these matches. lucky to beat sunderland twice, saints away, baggies home, man city away, norwich away and we were very poor in the win v cardiff. this is without mentioning being unable to muster good results against the likes of stoke, palace, hull (all at VP!) to summarise, we've been unlucky in defeats or draws maybe 3 or 4 times, and deserved to win matches on only about 5 occasions this season. we should be down already we have been very lucky this season. saying that, we still need 1 win but can't see us beating fulham or palace let alone man city away!

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We did not beat Sunderland at VP, it was 0-0 and we were not very good.

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13 Mar 2014 11:25:11
How would we be with Hernandez coming to VP? Not in the frame at MUFC and could be available, but for what fee?

Oldvillan

{Ed002's Note - There is no interest from AV right now but there is plenty of interest from elsewhere. If he is at Villa Park next season I would think he might well have a Spurs shirt on.}

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He'll have plenty of CL clubs after him.
No chance of us getting him.

I'd take Welbeck tho.

>Scg87

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Oldvillian, thanks for brightening up my Friday afternoon.

More chance of my hair growing back then us signing Hernandez.

Hughes

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WE have to be aware that Benteke may not be at VP next season and look for alternatives. Kozac is an in house replacement at a push, but we need something different. My post ref. Hernandez was more of a question than a possibility.

Oldvillan

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This ain't footy manager, never going to happen

strikes

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Helinus could come good next season

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Helenius might of come good already but who will he realistically displace? Benteke, Gabby, Weimann? no, no & no.

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Jurgen Locadia will most likely be Benteke' replacement.

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Wellbeck? he is striker that doesn't score goals, 1 in the prem last season and barely any this season. would rather have the pace of gabby, weimanns work-rate and big bens all-round ability over wellbeck anyday

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8 goals in 20 odd england games shows Welbeck is capable of scoribg goals.
And btw, Welbeck rarely plays as a striker for united.

Welbeck has all the attributes to be a very good player, he's not clinical but that's the only bad thing about him as a player.

I think at a club like villa, where the pressure and expectation is different than at united, Welbeck could come good, he's 22/23yo, there's no reason why he can't get better.

An benteke will probably leave so unless you want Kozak leading our line then I think Welbeck is good option.

But hey, if your willing to put up £20m-£30m of your own money to go sign us a proven/great goal scorer then I'm all for that

>Scg87

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7 in his last 10 prem games for Welbeck

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Welbeck hardly gets a full game for Man U so its no wonder he hardly ever scores

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Yeaaaaahhh welbecks goal ratio is immense!! let's get him NOW! joke!

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11 Mar 2014 10:32:34
Hearing thomas rincon is being looked at.

Finch

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Cardiff are looking to take Rincon and should we really be looking to compete for players with Cardiff?
Surely our sights should be set higher than that, particularly as no other clubs seem to be falling over themselves to buy him.
Clarrie Blue.

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We were linked with him in jan, tough tackling midfielder, the type we have needed this season.
He'd be a free agent in the summer, is that right?

>Scg87

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Correct .

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11 Mar 2014 10:22:52
Villa insider heard stating that Lambert is interested in Arsenal's Carl Jenkinson, but move may depend on Sagna signing new deal

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Wow hope it's true! Next season back 5 Guzan Bertrand Okore Vlaar Jenkinson

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Am liking the players we are being linked too, jenkinson, bertrand (perm)
lennon if we go this way there's only one way for us and that is up!

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Arsene Wenger never sells any player unless he manages to squeeze top dollar out of the buying club. So, nice thought as it is I'm not sure we could afford to buy Jenkinson as well as Bertrand as Chelsea will surely be looking at upwards of 5 million for him. Will Randy Lerner sanction the expense for both players? I have my doubts.
Clarrie Blue.

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Not really sure about buying Lennon. He doesn't play for Spurs that often any more and we had our fingers badly burnt the last time we took a player from them, even though that was only a loan deal.
Clarrie Blue.

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Your seriously saying we shouldn't buy a good player from spurs because "we had our fingers burned" with jenas?
Nonsense!

Doesn't matter what club it is, I want good players playing for villa, Lennon is a good player!

>Scg87

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I'm not sure Lennon is that good any more. If he is, why does he not play more for Spurs? Also not sure of his attitude on the pitch. More often than not he looks as though he doesn't care very much.
Clarrie Blue.

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There's a lot of good players around who don't play for their clubs, it don't mean they are not good anymore.

If you speak to spurs fans they'll say Lennon has played good this season when he's played

>Scg87

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Lennon is quality, just because he dies to play doesn't mean he's not good, half of the England squad doesn't play for there club haha. They also have a 30 million pound player that they bought to warm Lennons bench!

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07 Mar 2014 13:27:53
Wes Hoolahan a done deal for 1 million in the summer. Will sign a 2 year deal you herd it here first.

kingvilla

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Even though he will be a free agent? would Villa give Norwich £1m when they can have him for free because he won't be a Norwich player anymore!

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Hoolahan has a contact until the summer of 2015

>Scg87

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I can fully understand Hoolahan wanting to link up with Lambert again but they can't recreate what they had at Norwich. The Lambert, Holt, Hoolahan years for us at L1, Championship and Prem Season 1 were fantastic and they were and always will be club legends, Villa however are a club with top 6 expectations so I just don't see where they all fit in!

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I do hope this rumour of us signing Bardsley from Sunderland in the summer is just the newspapers having a joke. We had him on loan from Man Utd. some seasons ago and didn't want to keep him then so this has all the makings of another Alan Hutton situation to me.
Also, what is this story about Lambert being keen on a Senegalese striker with a record this season of 2 goals in 27 games on loan at Genoa from a Russian club. He sounds like just the sort of striker we need with that record!
Clarrie Blue.

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Konate is the Senegalese striker your talking about, haven't seen him play in Italy but I do remember him being one of the best players in the Olympics a couple years ago, I think he could be a very good signing on the cheap.


Any truth in the Aaron Lennon and Davy Klaasen rumours?



>Scg87

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TBH Hoolahan played brilliant against us in the first half, picking up spaces between defence and midfield and getting on the ball. While he faded in the 2nd half (with the whole Norwich team) that was more down to the scoreline and the fact the game was over. A deal to sign him wouldn't be the worst move. Future planning he is not but he adds something different for the next season or two

Hughes

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27 Feb 2014 06:42:23
Lambert WILL be sacked on monday if we fail to beat the country boys and slip even further into the relegation mire.
Question is, who on earth would be both willing and able to keep this once fantastic club where it should be?

Trev90

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So let me get this straight, the contract talks that have been on going for a few weeks are actually talks to dismiss Lambert now?

We are annoyed at watching us look limp and stagnant but I am greatful at times that we as fans have no say or insight into club affairs

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I only started this rumour in the hope of there actually being some convo on, let's say, our bleak chances of survival, why we are so bad, and other villa related matters. this site has never been so quiet as in the last few weeks and although I know there are obviously no transfer rumours at this stage of a season, the regular posters are usually always on here with insightful thoughts on anything AVFC. so why the complete silence in the last month guys? are we all just as gutted as each other about the predicament we are in and beginning to lose interest?

Thoughts PLEASE. ANY?

Trev90

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It's difficult to say any more than has already been said.
Our situation on and off the pitch seems staggeringly predictable
We all know what is going to happen on the pith. We'll knock it long to Benteke and hope for the best.
We all know what is going to happen off the pitch. The fans will talk about us signing players like Coutinho and we end up with Sylla
Even Kingvilla has shut up!

Mendax

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Haha you know things really are bad if kingvilla hasn't got anything to say that's for sure. you still tuning in kingy?

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I'm one the few who thinks lambert is doing well with what he has and what he has purchase ok so some off them haven't work but he spotted benteke and vlaar and a few more like that the bonus happy days

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Also a few years back I remember lots of us crying out to give our youth a chance or send them out on loan lambert has done that he has got them game time they will come back stronger better players and (A few mate who support teams in the lower leagues are passing rave reviews about some of them although some of them not)if only o'neil had done this with players like Cahill instead of selling him m. o. and would have at least seen what type of player he was after 20-30games a season UTV let's hope we beat the inbreads tomoz :-) I also like people opinion on standing sections I'm against to be fair I like to sit down with my pie and really get comfy

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Martin O'Neill did with Cahill! he went on loan to Burnley and Sheff Utd

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Doesn't matter if they go out on loan this joker won't play them. He rather waste money on second rate unheard of players from lower leagues and abroad who are probably not as good as these kids.

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And still he sold him. To make way for Zat Knight

Mendax

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We can all say that Lambert will do this and that. But how many of us ACTUALLY know what he thinks? none of us! The younger players will get games next season most likely. Grealish & Carruthers will get games and they will do fine, as well as possibly Drennan and Johnson. Do not worry!

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20 Feb 2014 17:54:22
Chamakh on PL, s radar according to club call, scored 5 this season. Wow just what we need another reject from a top club

Oldvillan

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What a joke! IF true, this just about sums up where we are as a club. A 5 goal free transfer from Crystal Palace!

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19 Feb 2014 23:11:19
Villa are set to make a move for brugge star Vadis Odjidja-Ofoe. He can play on the right or in the central midfield. Perfect player and just what we need. They say we can get him for 5 million.

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"Perfect Player"? How many times have you seen him play (not including on your x-box)?

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Perfect=cheap at VP footballs answer to Poundland.

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18 Feb 2014 14:06:26
Is Okore back in light training? I heard a rumour that this was correct.
Does anybody have any further info regarding this point?
If we can get him back the back line will be significantly improved, after all it can't get much worse than Clark & Baker.
When is the Zog due back? Soon would be great.

Oldvillan

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It will almost a diffrent team with those 2 back and almost will give the squad some more quality skill and speed?

guzan
baccuna/lowton vlarr okere bertrand

albrighton westwood delph nzogbia

benteke agbonlahor

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I have to say I am always perplexed by the obsession with N'zogbia. Is he not one of the biggest let downs of recent seasons?
Would be happy to see Okore back though

Mendax

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Hi mendax, n, zog is at least the equal of Most of the crew available to PL. If he were to come back and show us what we know he has in his locker he could save our season. Only occasionally has he demonstrated his ability but we could do with whatever he can do right now.

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Hi Mate
I think I would add "very, very" to your "just occasionally"
It frustrates the hell out of me as I was excited when we bought him.

Mendax

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12 games to go how many points do you think we can get with the above team? I would say 18?

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I would settle for 14 as I think that the bottom of the table, including us, are going to knock points off each other.
we still have 4 of the top 6 to play and I am not hopeful for points in any of these games regardless of our early points off some of them.
This gives us 8 games to collect enough points.
4 wins would be fantastic!!

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I gave up hypothesising about this Villa side some time ago

Mendax

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Hypothesising? Jesus Mendax I had to look that up. I did think that we had bought a Greek defender on the quiet. Oldvillan

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Mendex, you are the most negative villa fan I have heard. Can you not say anything constructive? Its fans like you that put the team in low confidence

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I describe what I see mate. I doubt very much that my comments have any affect whatsoever on the sides performance (A bit like Lambert's coaching)
On a website where we exchange opinions, it is not my responsibility to be some kind of virtual cheerleader.
We are a poor side. It concerns me. I express that concern as eloquently as I know how to.
Fair enough, surely?

Mendax

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Ha ha very good oldvillan

Mendax

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Not trying to kiss ass here, mendax maybe a bit negative regarding our situation but how can any real fan not be worried? we are terrible and its very concerning and although we may have more of a chance than some of staying up, equally, we could just as easily not win another game this season and finish bottom, that's how close it is!

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Mendax you are telling the truth keep it up, some fans don't like it villajk

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I'm not saying I'm not concerned what I'm saying is we don't need the little comments that mendex is constantly giving. And it was also very obvious everyone was going to back mended up because for some reason everyone always agrees with him. don't know why. We need to start having some sort of positive attitude.

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Main reason he tells the truth we are a very poor side we play boring football PL not up to standard for this once great club, a side like Norwich or championship club, is record is worse than that bluenose we had villajk

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Fortunately there are 3 or 4 worse teams than us. Ithink we'llbe fine but worried by the lack of progress made this season

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So in most opinion the above team is very poor and will struggle to stay in the league?

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Mate, I really don't put comments on here to upset you or anyone. For me it's just carrying on a dialogue about our favourite subject, Villa.
Would I confess to being pessimistic at the moment? Yes, absolutely.
That's not because I'm a naturally pessimistic person but because I believe we currently have poor management, poor coaching, poor scouting and a disinterested owner.
I think a lot of fans, although not all, share similar concerns
I don't expect us to agree but I do resent the insinuation that my expressed point of view is somehow damaging to the team. I have never, ever booed a Villa side off the pitch and I never will. That said, I can't ignore what is in front of my eyes.
By all means disagree with my views, but do it by expressing a coherent one of your own rather than rubbishing mine.
I will always be willing to listen

Mendax

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Ok Mendex. Sorry for jumping on your back i'm just worried about the negative attitude around villa at the moment. No hard feelings.

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No problem mate. I can see you just care. same as me

Mendax

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13 Feb 2014 21:35:12
Manchester United set for Ron vlaar move. This would be disastrous.

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Can't see it happening to be honest.

Cjr

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Solid defender and Man U do need a defender but I don't think this will happen

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I think Moyes would be lynched if he announced Vlaar as a signing. He needs to go big or go home or the fans will make mincemeat of him.

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13 Feb 2014 20:59:20
Have heard a few people now saying Randy Learner pulled the plug on deals for Ryan Donk on loan plus a permeant deal for Filip Duricic.

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Don't think we would actually have enough money for Duricic, but I could actually of seen the Dink deal happening.

Cjr

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Wouldn't mind us going back in for Duricic, looked a real talent when he was playing in Holland, dunno how much Benfica value him at though? don't think he's played too much tbh. not sure about Donk either.

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04 Feb 2014 09:46:17
Gary Gardner may apparently be refused a new contract offer. What is Lambert doing!?

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The fact Lambert said its difficult for him to get in the side is comical. I appreciate KEA and Sylla have their fans but neither for me have given any standout performances recently to warrant being picked ahead of Gardner.

I accept the lad has had a real bad time of it with injuries over the last few years, but he can do no worse then KEA and Sylla who are assumably ahead of him in the pecking order. If he walks out the door at the end of the season, then it is further proof of Lamberts managerial inability to let a ball playing midfielder leaves for free

Hughes

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If we let Gary Gardner to it will be one of the worst decision ever and will come back to haunt us. He is a quality player with a excellent future. If he is allowed to leave Lambert needs to be questioned on why he has let such a talented player leave the football club.

Cjr

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Some teams going to get a very talented player, and he will show PL what a s--t manager he is, worst midfield in prem give this lad a chance we have seen your c--p buys really fed up villajk

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Gardener is good at reserve level when he's not injured. His more of a liability just a worse version of rodwell

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So you think KEA STILA are better than Gardner Lol

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Who said that? The fact is delph is the only prem standard midfielder we have.

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He will get his contract!

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Cant belive sm Villa fans axing lycrical abot a player who has not played two consecutive games, yet you say he is better than players who have.

I have no doubt he is a talent, but some perspective he is always injured he needs game time but not straight in the 1st team utter madness UTV

RButler49

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Westwood Kea Stylla are utter rubbish villajk

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And we are tenth in the premier league of English football playing them so they can not be as bad as some so call fans call them!

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Do you honestly think we will Finnish 10 and do you like the way we play

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We have a squad of players that have us 10th in the league now! We can play better then we do but is not being safe the first priority? and then once reaching there I hope we use the reminder of the season to play in a way which will have us prepared better for next season with a few quality additions!
so in a whole no I do not like the way we play and no we might not finish tenth but at least then Lambert will see what he needs for the next season and how we want our club to play!

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Gardner is twice the player Sylla will ever be and all he needs is chance to prove himself, I pray lambert gives him that and then there is no doubt he will get a contract!

AVFC-Chris

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A good manager would have seen what was required after 1 season, so why waste what little money we have on poor players, 2 good buys better then 4 poor, I don't think PL can handle skilful players, hence holt on loan

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It has all been about finances at villa, its not okay to spend blindly which we have learn t and it would be pretty silly to add more high wages on wage bill that is high already, pl has done a brilliant job and will do with more money.
This summer will show how pl will do, he is handling bertrand okay and I am sure he will be able to handle others brilliantly as well as he has gained respect of the group he has assembled! I am still holding hope as he has not been given tolls which he will get this summer to add as long as he gets rid of average high earners! he is building a squad and not a team like oneil did!

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Agree with rbutler regarding confusion over why gary gardner should have a place in our XI. how has he ever proven he is better than what we have? surely he would have been given more than 1 game at a time if he was good enough. i'm not saying that KEA and sylla are necessarily better footballers they just clearly have the know-how required whereas gardner has yet to prove anything at all sorry.

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For anyone to suggest that KEA or Sylla have the 'know how' did make me laugh.

The fact Gardner hasn't played a lot over the last few years has simply been down to injury more then PL not selecting him.

He deserves the chance to prove he is good enough and have the 'know how' as you put it

Hughes

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Totally agree they make me laugh to

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Gardner is a diffrent player to kea and sylla, is not gardner more of a creator then a defender and if so would we not leak more goals? I would get to the saftey mark and then throw him in to see what he can do!

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Yes he can play

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He has been sent out on loan to sheff wed til march 12th, hope it has similar effect as albrighton.

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The loan will not be of much use to gardner, been to about 5 different clubs on loan and hasn't made any real progression in 5 years, why everyone wants him in the squad truly befuddles I have to say.

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What you on about five clubs he's been on loan to Coventry and sheff wed thts it

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03 Feb 2014 08:54:09
According to local newspaper Faulkner denies that AVFC are up for sale. If this is fact it could be that we are stuck with Lerner for sometime yet. More wait and see.

Oldvillan

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No we are not for sale but I believe the 80 million pound share allocation came from outside investment.
Who? It will soon be revealed when the stadium is re-named. most likely the Chinese angle which seem to be getting a lot of mention on the official website.

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Villa need a CAM and a CM bigtime!!

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02 Feb 2014 13:17:05
We can now see why we did not do much business in the window, Randy wants to sell for £200m, so he is not going to be putting any money in. Everybody blaming PL but he can only use money at his disposal, the quicker he sells the better UTV.

RButler49

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Many of us saying that PL is running to orders, perhaps he will get a chance at proving he can manage at the top. A new owner may want a foriegn manager to move us forward. It would be fantastic if a real owner came and invetsed proper money.

Oldvillan

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Careful what you wish for. In fairness Lerner loaned the club buckets of cash and ramped up the wage bill in persuit of making the next step up to the CL.

He will leave a club without debt and in a decent position. These foreign owners everyone wants do not exist. Chelsea and Man City aside, all other investors are in it for profit ONLY. The value of the premier league has been rising for years as Lerner bought for 80m and will sell for 200m, 120m return over 7 years!

Its global billionaire business and I for one do not expect a money bags to come and bank roll us, some people want Red Bull. If that happens I will, sadly have to find a new club to follow. Corporatism has gone far enough but I am not assosciating myself with an arm of Red Bull global plc, this is not football people

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Jeez mate getting a little upset over a game people love there you should follow avfc no matter what

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Blimey mate.
Don`t know who you are but I have done my fair share of moaning, but
I would support Villa if they were owned by the council, then you would see what real lack of investment is really like.

Chill out and support your team, good times will come you see.

Villa are a great club and I would support no other ditto.

Villadave

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I don't get this rubbish that Lerner hasn't backed Lambert. He has, the person has chosen to buy too many players on the cheap instead of fewer quality players. Lerner's problem is he he has been wrongly advised. He has had 3 stabs at trying to get the right manager and try and rectify the financial mess o'neil created at the same time. Unfortunately some fans got their wish with the present manager, mores the pity. His attitude towards the big earners that he inherited has been disrespectful, well that's how it appears, or has had his orders not to play them. I'm sure if I was paying someone £50,000 a week I'd want to get my money's worth, or is it down to appearance money and bonuses, guess we'll never know the answer to that. I have to ask does Lambert really believe the garbage that comes out of his mouth in his post match interviews. If I was Lerner, I would want to get my money back or close to it and sell. At least he would be happy, the moaning fans who have short memories and are anti Lerner would be happy!
Whoever is there I wish them well I will always support the club, but will feel obligated to criticise if I don't agree with what I see on the pitch.
Apologies for going on.
UTV

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Don't apologise mate. You make some good points

Mendax

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Decent coaching and tactics would make a difference. The best players in the world would look bad using Lambert's tactics.

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UTV Lambert can only sign lower based players because of the wages he is allowed to offer. So Lerner is not backing him he can not sign quality player as you put as he can not pay their wages.

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Sat 10th in the league 5 clear. Form is picking up. 6 points better off then this time last season playing 1 game less. Weve improved that's for sure, but i'm not 100% happy with our style of play. Lambert is the right man for the job.

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Have we improved or have the opposition got worse?
We seem to have gone backward in playing style

Mendax

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31 Jan 2014 20:53:56
Apparently someone's having a medical. Was tweeted by a former employee at 8:00 p. m, don't think she would lie.

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What's the former employee's twitter then.

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Who tweeted?

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He's a Russian striker called kerzachov and is supposed to have best strike rate in Russian history!. Lance ITK

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Lisa smith preparedpr, I think his French.

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Who's HENRI SAIVET?

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We'll no inns but could be blue nose! So keep positive and get behind the boys!

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31 Jan 2014 20:45:49
Villa are 1 of the 6 teams to enquire about Ross McCormack.

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Highly doubt it since Lambert left Villa Park like 6 hours ago, and we have around 10 players who can play in ST already.

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I hope so would be a good edition send helenius on loan other way

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Lambert and physio's have travelled to Merseyside, yes. But McCormack won't be able to travel the country in the next 2 hours for a medical anyway so there could be an alternative to a medical at bodymoor Heath!

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31 Jan 2014 15:50:40
Badger trust me no villa signing at a All

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And to make things even worst west brom have bid for hoolahan aswel. looks like its going to be another nervy end of season. most the clubs below us have got players in today so let's hope the team can pull together again and keep us out of the relegation zone

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Ssn Hoolahan to Baggies on loan?

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Norwich turn down cash for Hoolahan but accept a loan offer. If this happens then it shows how pathetic Norwich are. Wouldbe embarrassed to be a Canary!

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Lets hope next season there isn't villa fans like YOU. all teams have bought below us, so what! we are better than the teams below us. Lambert is doing a great job, he said he would improve us ever year and he is. it would of taken another 5 games for us to get to where we are now if it was last season. now either wrap up or go and follow SHA.

CBA

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Well we did say if Wes left us it wouldn't be to Villa, the West Brom deal is not agreed either

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Cba. gow is lambert improving us every year? wer lucky to be in tenth place and trust me if we finish in top ten I will aggree that there has been improvement we have the worst midfield in the prem and have done for last couple of seasons. fact. and without improving we will be dragged further dow

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Worst midfield in the prem? Delph has been phenomenal this season, and still has a lot of potential, and may get an England call up after the world cup, Westwood had a good season last season hasn't been the best this season but has a lot of potential and could become our creative midfielder, El Ahmadi is having his best season with us this season and still has a chance to get better. Sylla is a solid rotation option hard tackler like Delph and has no fear. Gardner has a bright future if he stops getting injured and should be in the squad in the coming weeks, Johnson is also a good young talent but I think he's been playing for our reserves for too many years and will probably be sold in the coming years, Herd can play in a lot of positions but his best is probably behind the two CMs where Westwood currently plays, and he's a decent rotation option, Bacuna N'Zogbia Clark and Tonev can also play in CM and all are decent there, so for you to say we have had the worst midfield in the past few seasons is an absolute joke, I agree we need to sign one, but we definitely don't have the worst.

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Mate on paper qpr's team is better than villas. Some of our 1st teamers like baker Clark El hamadi an few others on bench wouldn't get in any other prem team lamberts made some shocking signings. I wonder if houllier was still here what kind of side we would of had

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Villa to sign Messi! Just made that up! I went to the same media school as king villa!

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Clark and Baker aren't 1st team players. They are only playing because Okore is injured, Guzan Bertrand Okore Vlaar Lowton Delph Westwood El Ahmadi/Gardner Agbonlahor Weimann Benteke is a solid team and we don't really need to panic buy anyone, next season we might have Guzan Bertrand (Open to a permanent deal and we will have the money at that time) Okore Vlaar Lowton Delph Westwood Gardner/New CM Weimann Agbonlahor/Grealish (Amazing potential) Benteke with good rotation options such as Clark Baker Luna Sylla Kozak Helenius Albrighton Bacuna etc.

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Deadline day and there's always someone who panics and signs anything that moves regardless of how good or bad they are - this year it seems to be Fulham and Palace who have brought in about 8 players each. While I wouldn't advocate us doing that, who have we brought in today? - absolutely no one. Surely Lerner could have bankrolled one decent signing to get the fans excited, preferably a midfielder who doesn't play for Norwich. I have never known a more boring deadline day from our point of view.
Clarrie Blue.

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Our team has plenty of room for improvements and is far from a solid team. We should always be strengthening. I'm beginning to worry that some villa fans are becoming happy with mediocracy.

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I think it's more like Mr. Lerner who is settling for mediocrity and without any financial support from the top the Manager is having to do the same.
With all the money washing around at the moment in football, particularly in the Premier League it wouldn't have hurt the Chairman to have given Lambert a decent amount of cash and told him to buy a really good player to ignite the season and get the fans excited but no - he couldn't be bothered.
I actually feel sorry for the Manager. Lerner obviously feels we are safe from relegation this season so to hell with the 36 to 40,000 crowds that are turning up every week. What do they matter? I used to have a lot of time for Lerner but not any more.
Clarrie Blue.

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On a different note, which three teams would other supporters like to see relegated this season?
My three would be, in no particular order Norwich City because they are a small minded bunch of country bumpkins with ideas above their station
Stoke City because they are a vile club who everyone hates who should have gone down years ago and
West Brom because they are West Brom. What other reason is needed?
Clarrie Blue.

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I think Norwich, because I see them like Wigan, should of gone down years ago and somehow keep scraping relegation, Stoke because out of the bottom 5 I think they have the weakest squad considering all of the other clubs have either strengthened or currently have a better squad than them, and any of the 3 teams that came up last year, Hull, Palace, and Cardiff, although I want all of them to stay up as they have made good signings and have good squads, I think that Fulham West Ham and Sunderland have much stronger squads.

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How can you say Norwich because they should have gone down years ago? We owe so much to Paul Lambert, he is the reason we are premier league, and we have only been here a couple of years! if we manage to keep in the prem then we do deserve to be here. I am was gutted to loose Lambert as a manager an suggest you get behind him as he will eventually bring you the success you all desire. 99% of Norwich fans wish he was still in charge of us.

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The striker Fulham signed is class

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My word there are many regular posters on the site who should hang their heads they know they are listen guys you've been found out all full of red bull****!

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