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18 Jan 2019 22:19:18
Anybody else noticed that over the last 2 days the odds of Tammy joining wolves with bookies have gone from 5-1 to 5-2, and today 11-4. That's a little shocking (and worrying).


1.) 19 Jan 2019 09:17:20
He had to be recalled by the 14th. He can’t have his loan cancelled now until end of season.



06 May 2016 22:38:51
No shock to me that the day before our next home game the club issue a statement suggesting negotiations are ongoing - almost identical to just prior to last home game against southampton. I predicted this - and I just think it's an attempt to get fans on board prior to home games.


1.) 07 May 2016 01:15:00
i agree with you mate selling season tickets as big ron said don't tell me show me.

2.) 07 May 2016 09:05:49
I hope you are both wrong.
But I wouldn't put it past Lerner.

Fingers crossed

3.) 07 May 2016 12:50:54
There is still no concrete offer on the table for our club. RL has found a brand new puppet in Hollis who is now the one feeding us his latest line in BS. Bernstein and King leave concerned in the lack of progress in finding a buyer and equally the lack of interest in resolving issues on the playing side. When they left talk of a buyout surfaced, last game of the season and protests planned lap of honour cancelled, more buyout chat from Hollis. We are not all as stupid as you would like to believe Lerner. Grow a pair and tell us the truth we deserve that at least. Without us your investment is worth nothing let alone £100 million. We are the club not you are any of your employees.



28 Jul 2015 00:45:52
I believe the takeover is progressing nicely. We have signed three of the most expensive players we have ever signed in quick succession over the last few weeks. My thoughts are that we are trying to do most of our business prior to announcing any new owner as it's well known a takeover could encourage selling clubs to increase their asking price. So I'm not panicking yet. Thoughts ?


1.) 28 Jul 2015 01:55:56
Given NOTHING has been announced, and the cash is being splashed, you might be onto something!

2.) 28 Jul 2015 06:59:02
If you have a car you want to sell and is in need of extensive repair do you spend a few quid on doing it up to keep it road worthy, to get a good sale price for it? We are still for sale and need this injection of players to keep us on the premiership road as with TV money we would surely devaluate if any buyer thought we would crash out of the PL. RL is a business man so won't get too excited about any take over until the maths of spend are so high they go well over £40m CB and FD and the £20 plus we would have spent probably to try and stay up!

3.) 28 Jul 2015 07:11:40
I think the new owner is being clever & has a agreement with Lerner, I may be well off but this is what I thinks actually happening.
I think by Lerner spending a lot of money say £50m before the takeover then selling the club for say £200m and not £150m will be a way around the Financial FairPlay rules.
Man City got around it by renaming their stadium the emirates for £500m.
Like I said could be wrong but seems very odd how Lerner has gone from a penny pincher to splashing the cash during a take over.
In theory that £50m then becomes money made by club turn over eg self sustained meaning the new owner could spend even more.

4.) 28 Jul 2015 07:28:08
Think we have cut a shed load of wage bill and players in so far wouldn't be on that much

5.) 28 Jul 2015 07:47:04
I'm hearing we have been sold to a consortium led by Henry leconte, we are apparently changing name to Aston le villa and will in a shock move that will shake europes foundations take our place in ligue une next season turnin our backs on the EPL

6.) 28 Jul 2015 09:59:31
We still haven't actually spent anything jus reinvested the money from Benteke and co's sales

{Ed002's Note - That is "spending".}

7.) 28 Jul 2015 10:50:02
While I do agree the takeover is still progressing am I the only one that thinks the money we are spending is coming from the sale of players?

So far this window we have made around £35-£40m in transfer fees and shipped out massive wages with these going.
Delph, Benteke, Bent, Luna, Given, Lowton, Weimann, Vlarr, Cleverly, Sylla.
That's probably £350k a week in wages saved!

So with roughly £28m spend on players and all on lower wages than the players going out, Lerner is by no way making a loss.

As much as I am excited about our new signings, personally I think if they were being funded by a new buyer with mega money we would be going for already established premier league players who would push us towards top half football, not keeping us in the league. The likes of Townsend, Bolaise, Austin.

Looking at the sales compared to buys I think we need at least 4/5 more players to come in.

Hopefully there is more money to spend and the buying continues!

8.) 28 Jul 2015 12:38:12
Haha Ed what i meant was Lerner hasn't actually invested any additional funds yet but at least he's allowed all the money earned to be reinvested in the squad

9.) 28 Jul 2015 16:27:36
Lerner wanted the club to be self sufficent which it is , no new owner imo




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21 Jun 2019 09:09:07
What's everybody's view on these three (and any other youth / development players) .
Kiernan Davis, Callum O'hare, RHM?

Personally I'd like to see O'hare play more, andvthink he could have done if we stayed in championship. Davis could do a job up top but I wonder if he is the player to take us where the club belongs. RHM just far too injury prone. So maybe loan out O'hare and Davis to championship (no lower), RHM should be released.


1.) 21 Jun 2019 13:50:16
Davis only really going to work with another striker up top until he can add goals to his game, hopefully send him out to a championship side and get him game time.

O’hare did well at Carlisle, is he going to be good enough for prem? Not going to be a starter so loan out again but at a higher level.

RHM didn’t pull up any trees at Cambridge, either give him another loan to impress or sell.

So all three i'd loan out, they need games and we need results so their not going to get much time until they can prove themselves. Look at Harvey Barnes, needed to prove himself to Leicester so went to baggies on loan, did well and got recalled in Jan. if they want to play that’s what they need to do.



27 Oct 2018 22:25:15
My heart goes out to all those affected in the events at our close friends Leicester City. Let's just remember, next time we boo a player or manager, next time we criticise a performance or a decision, next time we demand a sacking or a dropped player, next time we fight amongst ourselves: life changes in an instant.

Sport provides us an opportunity to support our clubs and communities. We are all human. We all want the best. Nothing is more important than our health, security and well being. Don't do anything that could harm others - you never know when your chance for forgiveness will be taken from you.




11 Oct 2018 23:10:24
I have been looking at Brentford's recent formations (using soccerway) . It appears that smith preferred something like a 4-2-3-1 formation. If he applies this to villa what you'll your starting 11 be?


1.) 12 Oct 2018 12:31:55
If he sets up in this formation I would go


Bree Chester Tuanzebe Hutton

McGinn Hourihane/ Bjarnason

El Ghazi Grealish Bolasie/ Kodjia

Abraham/ Hogan.

2.) 12 Oct 2018 14:52:13
That`s a good shout Kenn.
No square pegs in round holes, and on paper looks well balanced.

3.) 12 Oct 2018 16:12:47
Only one is Hutton at left back Dave . but let’s face it he is 100% better than Taylor.

4.) 12 Oct 2018 16:31:53
Yeh agree Ken, at least Hutton has had some of the corners rounded of a bit so he nearly fits, sort of.

5.) 12 Oct 2018 17:25:07
Bree chester axle Hutton
Bajarnson mcginn
El ghazi jack bollasie



30 Sep 2018 09:05:48
Anybody know what's happened to John Terry?

Here's a question: assuming it would cost around £3m to dismiss Bruce, would anybody - which is roughly what JT could earn - could there be a case for keeping Bruce but signing Terry?


1.) 30 Sep 2018 09:50:59
Think you will find Terry is going to be the under 23s manager at Chelsea,



06 Sep 2018 18:17:31
Terry Yes/ No?
John Terry is a brilliant defender. His knowledge and approach to the game has been a factor in the premier league since it commenced. I'd love to have him back at villa. His knowledge on the training ground, dressing room and impact on youth and James Chester would be significant. You only have to look at Cahill since JT left Chelsea. I'd argue Chester doesn't look half the player at the moment. My current issue, is. if he's going to sign do it now - right now! At 37/ 38 his fitness is not going to be his strongest point. If he doesn't sign until we approach the end of this international break then don't bother at all. This has been an ideal 2 week window to sign and get fit.





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29 Jan 2019 23:47:45
As soon as a player signs for villa he automatically seems to become one of the highest paid players in the division - which ultimately leads to a lack of ‘move on’ options when things don’t pan out, unless the player is prepared to take a pay cut, or. a club fighting for promotion (hopefully always similar to us / therefore a rival) are willing to gamble.

Let’s be honest, the mid-low table teams aren’t going to pay £40k per week to one player who can’t take the club beyond its current level. As for lower clubs wanting to survive - the likes of hogan won’t drop to play for Rotherham. That’s my view anyway. Let’s hope he scores the winner for sheff united against Norwich / Leeds and assists us that way hmm.




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08 Dec 2018 09:49:12
I was trying to consider how Bruce would have set up for games away to boro and WBA. It makes it clear why he failed. I predict this could be close to his selection.
Rb tuanzebe
Cb Chester
Cb Jedi / bree
Lb Hutton
Rm Elmo
Cdm Whelen
Cm hourihane
Lm kodja
Am Grealish
St Abraham

Subs bolasie, hogan, bla bla bla

So little creativity. Compare that to smiths selwction. Admittedly he has less injuries to contend with and bolasie was always going to take time. But I also believe smith would not have loaned out elphick or green. All if’s, but’s and maybe’s but it’s fairly easy so see why Bruce failed.




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21 Oct 2018 17:43:35
Just a little point - Chelsea v Manchester United attendance 40,000 ( just over ) Aston Villa v Swansea 41,000 (just over) . Brilliant work Villa fans 😊😊.




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03 Oct 2018 19:12:53
This is a real opportunity for the owners to make a statement. No point me suggesting the likes of Henry, terry or Rogers as they are obvious candidates. The likes of zidane have bigger fish to fry (for now) . But how about Martinez from Belgium. I know you are all thinking ‘yea right - from the number 1 ranked nation to club in championship’ but I think we have a right to aim for the best - we have financial clout now - could Martinez fancy club management again? if not him, then I think Benitez would jump - he has been let down by mike Ashley, Newcastle could be coming down - he’d have money to spend at villa and has been promoted from the division. I know these two are ‘outside the box’ but I’d love either. As I’m about to press ‘post’ I’m just debating whether to just delete this post as I know people on here will just criticise me - sad hey.




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24 Aug 2018 17:32:10
I think the hold up could be to do with lookmans future with Everton. They both play similar positions and there are rumours about Everton wanting 28m for lookman. If they sell him then bolasie May well see an increased chance of breaking into the Everton team. I hope we get bolasie, but don’t want to be strung along until 31 August just to see if a German club want to buy lookman or not. I would put a deadline on this deal. If he hasn’t signed by Monday, let’s look at other options.





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07 Jan 2019 19:25:05
It’s hard not to feel angry, frustrated and more importantly ‘weakened’ by losing Abraham this way. But we have to move on. Maybe without him there Davis, Kod, hogan may get some time to build some confidence / maybe we will sign maupay. But imagine how Brentford fans must feel when we just keep plucking their ‘star men’ away. Recalling loans has also assisted villa - steer, elphick, maybe even green, sending back that keeper to Atl Madrid. Let’s face it - if Hanuary came and went and we did nothing at all we had serious problems at the back. So let’s play the cards we have, and move on. Fresh optimism - starting this weekend v Wigan.




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05 Oct 2018 22:22:44
The biggest problem with yorke is that he’s been retired for some time and done nothing other than the odd tv appearance and assistant manager for T&T. Hard to see where his motivation is comming from. He hasn’t worked his way up, and not been a number 2 anywhere significant. Yorke being villa manager is about as likely and realist as usain Bolt out scoring Ross McCormack in Oz.




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26 Sep 2018 21:58:31
How about Arsene wenger with Henry as assistant?




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22 Sep 2018 10:09:20
I actually found it quite funny. Nothing wrong with posting comments like that. It’s not like you are forcing people to read. This site would be a lot more interesting if people weren’t fearful of being ‘shot down’ every time they posted something. Keep it up.




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04 Aug 2018 17:12:41
Hutton- twice the player under Bruce.