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25 Dec 2017 12:30:41
I'm bored.
Christmas day, everyone full of joy and food and the odd shandy.
WtW has found a coupLe of friends or should that be fiends?
Ok, if we fail to win tomorrow and JT misses a few more games could we back to the winter spiral?
However if the worst happens (we don't make even the play offs) the Dr will save money as JT bonus of £2m is only payable on promotion.

Serious stuff.
The way the defence played on Saturday will Bruce bring back Elphick (god help us) and stick the bearded wonder back in front of the back line.
Oh how I wish Mcgrath was there for us now.
Hogan needs some one to push the ball through the defenders, he didn't become poor because he signed for AVFC.

Too much interplay, not enough on target shots. SB seems to believe Arsene Wenger philosophy of the perfect goal.
Get the ball forward and I don't care if it ain't pretty. Both of the Blades goals were long punts that ended up in our net.
We can do that! Hogan can do that!
Change the plan, surprise the opposition, we have to be fluid not stagnant.
A draw tomorrow will not do.
3 pts is a must.

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1.) 26 Dec 2017 21:19:49
Watching the game tonight worst villa team I seen in years bring back the team of the late 90s into dressing room show them how a team played after 70 min went off to watch coronation street with my family as I said worst team time for change.

{Ed007's Note - Corrie's not much better but at least wee Carla's back.}


 

 

03 Dec 2017 14:54:43
Would Shane Long be a good fit?
Scores frequently every where that he has played.
Could possibly buy him if we shift some of the non appearing players.

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1.) 03 Dec 2017 17:10:05
Shane Long still has a house in, I believe the Sutton area. A mate of mine fully decorated it in the summer as they thought he was heading back to the Midlands in last transfer window. Perhaps it will now hapeen.


2.) 03 Dec 2017 17:30:09
Like Hogan, he might not fit the system.


3.) 04 Dec 2017 15:55:52
Shane Long is £20M striker all day long, I'd swap him for Kodjia in a heartbeat

UTV.


4.) 04 Dec 2017 18:52:43
I wouldn't say he scores frequently. He scores 0.2 goals a game in his career. But yes he's a decent player and works hard. Wouldn't swap him for kodjia and if we ever paid more than 8m for him I'd feel robbed.


5.) 04 Dec 2017 21:07:26
I wouldn’t swap him for Kodjia because he’s not the right style of striker an it would be a waste of time.


6.) 05 Dec 2017 15:55:19
I didn't mean literally swap him lol, I'd rather him than Kodjia in as much as he's a team player and not a selfish player, selfish worked for Shearer and works for Kane, Kodjia ain't nowhere near their standard. As an aside, didn't Bruce sign Long for Hull? So he fancies Long, not literally again lol?

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7.) 06 Dec 2017 18:05:38
Yes he did.
How about Long for Hogan+++.


 

 

03 Dec 2017 14:49:26
According to reports Bruce is looking at McBurnie from Swansea on a loan deal.
Is he worth it or should we be looking at proven strikers who regularly appear on the score sheets when they get a game.
Now I don't trawl through the team sheets etc of other clubs but are a lot of players that merely keep a seat on the bench reserved for them.

Unlikely to get them but the likes of Austin, and Murray should be on the radar.
However Gayle could be a target.
We need the poacher that will fit in with our "style" of play.
Hogan seems lost in our ranks as we don't play to his, big John does what he wants ànd Gayle, Austin and Murray could be a fit.

Let us not get another no name that merely gets on the pitch.
We are all aware thar "fair play" comes into play but surely as we are now looking reasonable we could entice aa recognised player to join us?

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1.) 03 Dec 2017 17:32:11
Bit weird you said look at players that “merely keep a seat on the bench” and then go on to name 3 players that all started and scored in the premier league this weekend.


2.) 04 Dec 2017 10:17:33
The 3 names don't merly get on the pitch they play.
The post said "not merely sit on the bench."
McBurnie sits on the bench, sometimes.
We need scorers that get at least a goal in every two games they play.
A simple add on, Palace look doomed and Benteke is not doing anything. Would we take him back should the opportunity arise? Fair play or fee could prove a stumbling block.


3.) 05 Dec 2017 17:43:55
We brought in 3 proven strikers last year, one is in Aus and 2 are out for most the season.

Talented younger players on the way up is what we should look at.

The Championship has changed. Teams with young dynamic players and managers are doing very well.


 

 

20 Sep 2017 23:12:07
Very interesting that there are no demands to rid us of SB.
Has he won over the doubters following Tuesdays defeat or have we all come to realise that the Dr will not get rid as the cost would be immense?
I would hazard a guess that he had a clause built into his contract that if he was pushed he got a big lump sum.

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1.) 21 Sep 2017 05:41:52
It's a one year rolling contract, would have to pay him for what's left so about 6 months, that's nothing in this day and age.


 

 

12 Sep 2017 15:28:28
I have to admit that I am a little concerned at the performance of our team.
Quite a lot of money spent over the last few seasons but we still fail to produce the goods, e.g. goals.

SB is like a rabbit in your headlights, he doesn't know which way to go to survive.
He has an excellent record in getting teams promoted over the last few years but is getting nowhere with our SUPER STARS!
One has to ask why?

Simply is he being encouraged (forced) into playing certain players above all others. So many have arrived with top credentials then suddenly lose form, not just one but all of them. A player comes to VP to play a certain role but finds himself in a different role. The fact that they get a bloody good pay packet mean s very little. Who am I kidding?

Either SB doesn't have the balls to challenge the people behind the doors or he is totally useless, or a bit of both.
I really wonder if our recruitment department have any idea.
Who wanted Whellan, Stoke were delighted?
If SB fails to get results then he should fall on his sword. And if this happens he should give the reasons why.

Football management seems to be a collection of people with differing demands. We don't know details of contracts signed by managers and what their personal requests happen to be when they sign.

All we know is that our team of very highly paid players lack any direction, and our manager seems to lack any fresh ideas or even old ideas.
Our season is already looking like a fight to avoid relegation rather than a top 6 place.

It's not over yet and I do believe we have the players to get the top 6 but our style and desire must prove itself.
Bruce show us what you've got and if someone is manipulating you tell them to f. off.

We want success now, be it with older players who can help our kids or by them owning the problem that we see on the pitch.
Tonight is a good place to start.

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14 Jan 2018 14:46:27
Very interesting to read the positive comments about Hogan.
Now playing to his strength he is proving himself.
Has SB now decided to play people where they best perform, not by numbers?
The Viking looked the business in the middle, Snodgrass played like a player looking for a contract. Fell over a few times but don't they all?
Jack looked like he promised to be a coupLe of years back.
All round a solid if not exciting match. Makes you wish that we had not had a s. t December!

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1.) 14 Jan 2018 16:15:25
“Playing to his strength” how? He’s doing exactly what all the “he needs the right service” singers were saying he couldn’t, scoring headers, winning balls in the air and adapting. I think Scott’s adapted to suit is more than we’ve adapted to suit us, no doubt Steve Agnew coming in have helped but he’s in form at the minute and making use of any service he gets. Just shows he’s not a one trick pony who needs “the right kind of service” as we’ve heard for the last 12 months.


 

 

06 Jan 2018 17:00:46
Well that saves us a few games!
Polite comment, disgraceful.

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1.) 06 Jan 2018 17:09:22
You all cried out him to play the kids and they were not good enough.


2.) 06 Jan 2018 17:24:18
I can take a defeat but when the team from a lower leaque has 21 shots on your goal and totally outplayed by them is totally not on,
Very disappointed fan her but not surprised at all,


 

 

29 Dec 2017 06:14:53
Two great examples of long ball that ended up in the net. Not by a lower league side but MCFC and Gunners.
We fall down by not providing Hogan with balls he can run onto. If we just occasionally hit a long ball we could do something different.
Before posters point out that Sterling and Sanchez are world class players, we are not playing against world class defenders.
Bruce has to have a plan b, c, d, etc but we never see it.

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26 Dec 2017 23:02:58
Ok, let's have the excuses.
Old men against young boys.
It was so wet that they went out in divers boots. Made them static, no pattern, no desire.
I don't think that I have seen a more dismal performance for many games gone.
Feel sorry for the strikers. They never get a ball that they can run onto. Come to think we hardly get any shots on target.
No imagination, no do or die.
My old Mom could do better.
If Bruce can't do the job he should be replaced but who would want this poison chalice?
Play off contenders, don't make me laugh.
The super computer at start of season had Wolves top, Bcfc bottom,
AVFC 13th. Think I would settle for that now.

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26 Dec 2017 17:15:25
Now we see who has the balls to turn this sh. run round
Will Bruce get his selection right or are we going with a point and keeping it.
One fit striker Hogan, or will SB send out his faithful plodder Gabby.
Hogan must start and we must get the ball forward anyway we can. Style is forgotten, goals will be essential.
Hogan has only become a poor player since arriving.
Fall tonight and we will go from playoff favourites to laughing stock. Bruce has the players to do the job but is he willing to make the pick.
Davis is not a striker his record shows this, so forget him.
Whatever, the players are there and they know what is needed, times for total commitment bodies on the line.
3 pts essential.

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16 Jan 2018 18:52:57
It's only words, it cannot have an effect on what actually happens.
I really can't believe that grown up people believe what is written by some posters
Much is posted to see their names on the site, they need acknowledgement, approbation, and replying to everything is just what they want.

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10 Jan 2018 09:21:16
How about a deal?
Murray + £5m for Davis?
Murray scores on a regular basis, Davis holds the ball up.
Currently we need goals.
Davis is still raw but we need a finisher.

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06 Dec 2017 18:05:38
Yes he did.
How about Long for Hogan+++.

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04 Dec 2017 10:17:33
The 3 names don't merly get on the pitch they play.
The post said "not merely sit on the bench."
McBurnie sits on the bench, sometimes.
We need scorers that get at least a goal in every two games they play.
A simple add on, Palace look doomed and Benteke is not doing anything. Would we take him back should the opportunity arise? Fair play or fee could prove a stumbling block.

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03 Dec 2017 14:51:01
So dear walkies has now been indoctrinated into the hall of "agree with me" or be hammered.
I thought that this was an even handed site that accepted freedom of speech.

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11 Jan 2018 17:32:25
Not only walkthewalk but talkthetalk.

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11 Jan 2018 08:21:11
Replace would with could.
There is no guarantee that any player will score,

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06 Jan 2018 16:59:06
Just struggled against Port.
Total disgrace!

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05 Jan 2018 09:27:52
I agree with your comment.
However he will never be able to prove himself if the ball isn't played to him.
Brentford played for him and he scored, we just use him to play the system that Bruce wants to play.
Stated before, why buy black shoes when you wanted brown?
We have bought some of the No1 champioship players in their positions only to put them into a different style.
This happens in other teams so AVFC are not alone.
What we need is for the manager to be able and willing to change the system at sometime during the match.
Does our manager do this?
UK?

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30 Dec 2017 21:54:10
Hi Dd, so many have said the same thing for sometime.
No one runs off the ball to create space, they just use and stop.
Bruce is answerable for the present malaise, he looks for perfect football with imperfect players.

My gripe is that when someone runs through the other sides defence he looks a pratt because the quick through ball is now with our GK as the ball holder has failed to see the run.

At least we got the win today and JT may be back v soon so a bright spot may be round the corner
We cannot afford any more slip ups, neither can Bruce!

Oldvillan