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03 Jan 2020 12:22:57
Anybody hearing anything on signings via the grapevine?


{Ed002's Note - Putting aside timing, there has been interest in:
Sam McCallum (LB)
Danny Drinkwater (CM) loan - this might happen this month
Eric Dier (DM) looking unlikely
Pedro (RW/AM) Free Agent in the summer - won't be interested
Michy Batshuayi (S) want a loan but will not be able to buy due to serious financial issues that are going to hit Aston Villa - Chelsea have no interest in letting him go in January with Giroud leaving
Alexander Mitrovic (S) can't see it
Kelechi Iheanacho (S) no chance
Said Benrahma (S) others are keen
Daniel Sturridge (S) last resort}

1.) 03 Jan 2020 14:38:35
Are Villa looking to sell Grealish to counteract the serious financial issues? Is there any interest in him from other premier League clubs?

{Ed002's Note - Not immediately but Jack Grealish will certainly leave if AV are relegated and may need to be sold for FFP reasons regardless. I am not aware of any approach for him.}

2.) 03 Jan 2020 14:39:22
What serious finacial issues with are going to hit Villa? If you are on about FFP we went up spent the tv money so there no issue there and if we stay up the club will get money again. there's a waiting list for season tickets so we are making money that way plus there will be the dead wood players leaving no there no money issues!

{Ed002's Note - Aston Villa have a significant FFP problem as the books are not being balanced.}

3.) 03 Jan 2020 15:40:26
Rubbish books are fine purslow said we are fine at last meeting.

4.) 03 Jan 2020 15:56:02
Dean Smith said today our owners are rich we are not selling Grelish others can look but not touch that was his words not mine. there's no issue with FFP at all Purslow said our club will not be in any financial problems at all with these owners and they want to build the club not sell off its prize assets. These are from actual words from people at Aston Villa so sorry Edd I will go with what they say more. All this talk about relegation sounds like you want us to go down we are not in the bottom 3 are we last time I checked? If we go down yes players will go but you could say that about any club! UTV.

5.) 03 Jan 2020 16:52:56
Ed 002 still awaiting your response to my post, you assert we are in trouble, it was a genuine question where do you get your information that contradicts what purslow is telling us, one of you is right, walkies thinks you have an agenda.

{Ed002's Note - I have not seen your post.}

6.) 03 Jan 2020 17:44:09
Gotta agree with Walkies and Cafu, the owners are minted, minted people have the top lawyers and accountants that can find loopholes iif they are actually needed in our case. Maybe somebody could verify this, if we were to go and buy a £50M striker tomorrow, the selling club wouldn’t get £50M cash straight away, it’s payed over the length of the player’s contract in instalments, so even with us spending £130M in the summer, we haven’t actually handed over £130M yet and definitely not in the financial Year whenever that begins and ends. I guess someone is going to say wages but a fair few players that left or were released were on big money even in the Championship 🤷🏼‍♂️


{Ed001's Note - you clearly do not understand FFP. Waste of time talking about it as none of you have a clue what you are on about.}

7.) 03 Jan 2020 17:50:18
Why is people still on about ffp! Why would club spend 130 million at start of season on hopefully players knowing that they would have to sell the likes of grealish in january it don't make sense . Stop worrying about paper talk . I can't believe we have had complete spine ripped from team need to spend money now and get some top players in . i watched keeper come on for heaton he's a descent keeper so don't think we need one . I think will get midfielder from leeds striker from brentford and either giroud or sturridge and that will be buisness done 👍.

{Ed001's Note - you clearly struggle to read. Grealish would only need to be sold if you are relegated and you spent the money in the hope of avoiding that.}

8.) 03 Jan 2020 17:48:02
The question was the same as my latest post.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody has suggested that Grealish will be sold in January. Why on earth would I have an agenda? Suggestions that the owners are wealthy have nothing whatsoever to do with FFP. I have not idea what Purslow said nor when he said it, but there is a major FFP issue that will cause problems for Aston Villa. It is clear from reading the posts that none of you seem to understand FFP nor what is required to balance the books.}

9.) 03 Jan 2020 18:46:56
Ed002. You answered a questioned moments ago Saying villa have significant problem with ffp . My question is why would they have spent all of there tv rights if they new it was going to get them in trouble with ffp. They are clever buisness man and have brilliant people around me . I was in directors box couple of weeks ago and no one mentioned anything of the sort. If know one understands ffp it might be you mate . Up the villa and do one all haters and clowns.

{Ed002's Note - It has nothing to do with TV rights - the club is loss making and cannot sustain it. Purslow lied to the fans about the stadium in June as they tried to leverage funds by an internal sale of the stadium. The question is complete nonsense.}

10.) 03 Jan 2020 19:00:17
You have to earn more than you spend and in Villas case we are close to it. It don't matter if our owners are rich or not we have to live within our means.

{Ed002's Note - Not taht close, otehrwise they would not have the problems that they do.}

11.) 03 Jan 2020 19:11:11
I must say this is a very emotive subject and I have to agree with you Ed.
I am pretty sure the beast (FFP) will raise its ugly head come the end of the season, the point keeps being raised and that usually means there is something festering away under the surface.
I have seen Purslows statements and he is not going to say we are in trouble is he now.
I did touch on this in a post I submitted on 31st December and nobody responded, as usual, and I felt we would have to sell Grealish to balance any discrepancy in the books.
We still have a problem, of that I have no doubt.

{Ed002's Note - When were the Purslow statements made? Nobody seems concerned that Purslow lied about the sale of the stadium to the owners - even after it had happened.}

12.) 03 Jan 2020 19:13:20
I must admit Ed I'm not too clued up on the mains ins and outs of FFP would this mean we could have points reduction in the PL or if we was to get relegated a points reduction in the Championship or would it be a transfer embargo in the PL if we was to stay up.

{Ed002's Note - I would not want to second guess any punishment if it went that far. Initially the club need to find out the extent of the problem and look at selling players as a solution. The Premier League may not allow the sale of the stadium to another company as acceptable income. It is shady and hence subject to investigation.}

13.) 03 Jan 2020 19:15:05
Yes but isn't the 130 million ( tv rights ) profit . So why would 2 very successful buisness men come into a buisness without there eyes open amd think hold on if we. Spend all this money were in trouble?

{Ed002's Note - You don't understand the finances - it would be far better to concentrate on the football and not the money.}

14.) 03 Jan 2020 19:20:29
March 19th last year mate.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Dave.}

15.) 03 Jan 2020 19:24:54
Cheers Ed looks like we could be in the right do do then.



01 Jan 2020 20:23:13
Any word on the injuries to Wesley and Heaton - Both looked very bad, a potential season ender for both.

How does this impact January? Are we looking at the need for 5 players? Striker X 2, Midfielder, Winger and goalkeeper?


1.) 01 Jan 2020 21:21:40
There both going for scans tomz yes they both looked bad but dean smith said it might not be as bad but is awaiting a scan to decide on both. With Mcginn out already we definitely need some quality to come in just to help the lads out when wesley went off we had nobody to hold up the ball so it just came back. Name mentioned tonight daniel sturridge i can't see that tho but we do need a tagart man. Time to offload some aswel likes of lansbury an kodjia maybe even kalnic.



10 Oct 2018 22:55:01
Fantastic appointment, great to have JT back - Now let's get our defence sorted and kick on, we will certainly score bucket loada under Smith - Kodjia, Tammy and a rejuvenated Hogan, watch out Championship!


1.) 12 Oct 2018 14:22:52
my fingers have been crossed for decades i think they're stuck like it!



22 Sep 2018 23:28:18
Surely a loss at Bristol and Bruce is gone? By some miracle, we are only 5 points from the summit, this leage is here for the taking but we need to act fast.

I've seen a lot of posts lately about how boring the whole Bruce in / Bruce Out debate has become and I completely agree. It's redundant, the only opinions that matter are those of the owners and I just hope that they are paying close attention, not just to our results, style of play and general lack of identity but to the league in general. A swift and wise appointment allied with our talented squad leaves us with a great chance of promotion, procrastinate and we will be here for a long long time.


1.) 23 Sep 2018 10:08:05
But who can we get in.

2.) 23 Sep 2018 10:36:04
That's the million dollar question who!

3.) 23 Sep 2018 11:42:30
There are plenty of options, my first choice would be Brendan Rodgers - He will instil a sense of indentity and get us playing vibrant attacking football.

In a honesty though, I don't accept the "but who do we get" excuse for keeping Bruce in the job - A manager that will play players in their correct position, regardless of historic success or win ratios or experience is instantly an improvement on Bruce - And I think / hope we would be looking at managers with more to them than that. He needs to go, we are only five points off the top, there is plenty of time to win the league but we need to act or we will blink and the gap will be in insurmountable 15+ points.

4.) 04 Oct 2018 16:51:16
mate of mine up in geordie land says benitez is fed up of all the mike ashley stuff and the club's sale and might be tempted elsewhere, possibly villa park.



13 Sep 2018 21:37:13
De Laet leaving now. Is Bruce determined to get rid of our entire defence?


1.) 13 Sep 2018 22:55:04
I would imagine that If a new centre back is incoming at £60,000 a week, we need to get somebody off the wage bill to comply with ffp.




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24 Jun 2020 19:38:01
When Steve Bruce out "game manages" you, you know you are in trouble! Smith out!




21 Jun 2020 18:17:09
Total and utter dross, Smith is totally out of his depth at this level - He's a Villa fan, a lovely man and did a great job for us last year but he is simply not up to it in The Premiership.

We are going down, the club should have reacted over the break and found a replacement! Such a gutless performance!




29 Jan 2020 11:44:40
Who's going to the final?


1.) 29 Jan 2020 12:30:22
More like who isn’t . been to every one since 1971 .

2.) 29 Jan 2020 12:32:25
Makes two of us,

3.) 29 Jan 2020 16:00:32
That's dedication lads, I'm from Ireland so don't get to as many games any more! Seriously considering the final, just need to get it by the wife Ha Ha!



18 Jan 2020 15:55:43
As bad a first half as I can recall :- (

Dire, if we loss this Smith needs to go - I've resisted calling for his head but that is absolutely shocking!




07 Jan 2020 23:15:28
Guys, I'm assuming we can only dream of Piatek joing us right!?!?


1.) 07 Jan 2020 23:45:01
According to sky sports we have bid 25mil but doubt it because of ffp.

2.) 08 Jan 2020 01:50:00
It’s a loan deal with view to a perminant deal in the summer of £25 million providing we stay up obviously.

3.) 08 Jan 2020 11:24:24
Piatek not coming villa fans take my word for it.
Media talk going bananas again and agents going crazy.
We will not be spending that amount on 1 player I'm certain.
Dont rule out a bentike return on loan.

4.) 08 Jan 2020 12:27:16
I suspect it will be either Assombalonga or Benteke as the Wesley stand-in. Despite rumours in the Italian press, I also suspect Piatek may be a bridge too far, unless there is an outside chance of him also coming on loan.

5.) 08 Jan 2020 12:28:35
If you don’t comply with FFP there is a Eufa ban from European competitions for one year which won’t affect you and a separate Premier League sanction that can be a fine and points deduction.

6.) 08 Jan 2020 15:51:19
Typical Villa. We can't get somebody like Piatek. Piatek is way too good for Villa.
Shouldn't Villa atleast try to loan him, though? I know from what I've read that he is pretty decent, and he would actually fit into the team.
And we need atleast one striker.
Benteke isn't the player he once was. It just doesn't seem much point to try to sign him again. And wasn't he the one who didn't want to play for us in the end?




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26 Jan 2020 10:22:39
By all accounts the Blues player is something special lads, already a first team player. The 25M valuation comes from the fact it's United after him, I'm sure if a less desperate team were in for him the valuation wouldn't be as ridiculous!




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10 Jan 2020 09:36:26
Believe it when I see it sadly!




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05 Jan 2020 13:07:57
Moved to Quatar no?




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29 Dec 2019 08:12:57
Tom, sorry, that's harsh - We have been found out, teams know how we will set up and how to get through us - I can understand your frustration but there is a squad good enough to stay up there! Especially with a few good additions, I think Smith has the Burnley game (which I expect us to lose) .




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07 Aug 2019 20:06:05
Dembele is going nowhere, and would cost 80M in this market! Zero chance.





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02 Jul 2020 23:41:11
I think Jack is 100% gone regardless of Division but where do we see Mings and McGinn going?

And who would you like to see come in if (when) relegated?




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01 Jul 2020 19:56:57
Lads, 6 more points will be enough - The teams around us are very poor, Bournemouth have a horrible run in from now, that was a must win for them! Come on Chelsea!




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01 Jul 2020 17:12:54
I actually think the fact clubs won't have as much money to spend coupled with a narrow window to sign players could mean we keep a lot of the squad together! Mings will have plenty of suiters, as will McGinn, but will these clubs pay our valuation - Surely we would demand 25-30M each regardless of division?




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01 Jul 2020 15:32:02
Team was based on us staying in the Premiership RH. Also, James has been replaced by Greenwood in the United 11 and they are looking at Sancho, he will be available for a loan if that happens. Don't agree that we could not tempt the players on that list but do agree that we will be in the Championship if something doesn't change. Then it's an entirely different set of players sadly!




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01 Jul 2020 11:39:08
Cool - Anything to add to the conversation beyond that?