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02 Aug 2017 11:27:39
Bruce said the weekend he was looking to have Jack as a main stay in the team and really have the team play around him and build them around how to get the best out of him. Makes sense because Bruce has started using formations with a number 10 role which he didn't at all last year and weirdly enough after 3 years Jacks numbers changed to the number 10.

Read today it could be 6 months out with him, but his dad has said 2 or 3, hope its the latter. Should be able to keep fit as well given it's a kidney injury he should be able to do lots of lightweight stuff.




28 Jul 2017 11:03:34
If we sell Nathan Baker and do not bring in a top quality replacement like the level of Chester when we signed him then we are a joke. Selling a crucial part of one of the best parts of our team, for one year from Terry and Samba? If this goes through I really do think the owners/ board have had the wool over our eyes, their clueless. Their still sorting out their past transfer mistakes, don't make more. It's alright tweeting every 5 seconds and what not but I'd rather them concentrate on their job and not ruin chances of promotion before the seasons even started.


1.) 28 Jul 2017 11:26:08
The board have said that they are building a team for promotion

Then another team to consolidate in the premises league and finally a team to challenge in the premier league

I think baker is a no nonsense defender but is very injury prone and can be wreck less!

Also would he be good enough for the premier league because he wasn't when we was in it.

2.) 28 Jul 2017 11:53:02
Getting rid if baker is stupid in my opinion,
He is not the greatest granted and is not premiership standard but he never let's the team down with 100 % commitment,
We are stuck with the rubbish like gabby/ bacuna/ Richards and there's no sign any of them will go,
I wish baker all the best at Bristol and I do hope Bruce has contingency plans in place if either Terry and Chester get injured anytime.

3.) 28 Jul 2017 11:56:52
Can see aiden flint going to the scum now they have baker,

4.) 28 Jul 2017 11:57:57
I wouldn't be surprised if baker asked to go!

He has probably had his nose pushed out and realises he is behind terry, samba and Chester

Gabby, richards and Bacuna really need to go.

5.) 28 Jul 2017 12:50:32
If we haven't got more than £4m for him we have made a mistake, selling him to a rival is bad enough but on the cheap would be ridiculous, balancing the books and freeing up cash to buy others is great but if we don't get promotion this year and samba/ terry retire at the end of the season or are just too old we are then needing two defenders not to mention the vultures will then be circling for the likes of kodja/ hrwalish and co.

I'm sure there is a plan and time will eventually reveal the method to the madness but on face value personally it looks like another Cahill moment.

6.) 28 Jul 2017 13:25:06
Hate to say I told you so on this 1. good luck in the rest of your career Nathan, I for 1 will clap your name when it's read out when you play us at VP


7.) 28 Jul 2017 13:49:52
Injury prone, Caught out of position to many times, Wayward in tackles this transfer has certainly split the ranks I for one think it's best if he leaves never in the same league as Cahill was. Plenty of cover at the back me thinks there might be a incoming centre half soon #INBRUCEITRUST.

8.) 28 Jul 2017 15:29:07
I'm gutted to be honest, he played 34 times last year and we didn't lose with him, Chester and Jedinak playing. He is top quality at this level and more than good enough to get promoted. If you had to rank our centre backs he'd be in the top 3, sell Richards or Elphic. Stupid decision made by morons.

9.) 28 Jul 2017 15:32:19
And his gone, thought it was too ridiculous to be true. However at the Aston Villa circus anything is possible. We are a laughing stock.

10.) 28 Jul 2017 15:42:09
Did you give last season a miss villa daz?

11.) 28 Jul 2017 16:27:16
I did last season for personal reasons Chris but still managed to attend 8 home games last season but was a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember mate from what I saw of him he wasn't the best in my humble opinion. I don't know it's a weird one this listening and reading what people are saying it's split down the middle people are saying why not get rid of Michael and others but it's so hard if teams don't want to take a gamble like we did it's a bit like roulette isn't it gamble on red and black comes in poo poo happens sometimes I don't think we are a laughing stock like you said mate far from that this season will tell I guess UTV bud.

12.) 28 Jul 2017 17:28:50
Fair enough Daz, it has really split the fans it's a weird one. I'm gutted to be honest. And Allyp you do realise we've sold Baker not Chester? You said you could see Chester being sold.

13.) 28 Jul 2017 18:04:23
I said heard rumblings about Baker moving on last week, so on the plus side it looks like unless Bruce is off his head, Chester is staying, only positive I can see from Baker leaving. It's done now, but 1 more thing, if Alex Bruce does come in as a replacement as some have suggested, he ain't no Maldini, but don't write him off before he's put on the shirt, he'd be a squad player, which if Elphick goes too, surely good business?


14.) 28 Jul 2017 18:40:41
I may have missed the answer to this but did Baker request the transfer or did Villa push him?

15.) 28 Jul 2017 19:54:08
I just think it's ridiculous because:
1. It's incredibly short sighted as a lot of the decisions / dealings this summer have been.

2. Its weakening us, not strengthening us, our strongest 3rd choice centre back would of been Baker, but we sell him and keep weaker players.

3. It could be very early in the season when we see a centre back partnership of Chester and Micah / Jedinak / De Laet. Terry and Samba can't play 3 games in a week and at their age will be very injury prone.

Elphic is on his way out. This is just another decision that completely baffles, either Tony's skint or FFP is a lot lot worse than what we've been led to believe.

16.) 28 Jul 2017 20:39:19
It is a strange 1 tbh, there's many twist and turns up ahead me thinks.


17.) 28 Jul 2017 23:58:27
I recal Baker winning man of the match against Liverpool during our win at the start of Lamberts penultimate season win at Anfield. So much promise and just so unlucky with injuries until recently. Really dissappointed to see him go as will do a job especially in this league. As for being a Cahill I don't think he will make it that far as we have seen so much more of him than Gary Cahill in a villa shirt! Wish him every success for the future unless against the villa of course. Bruce will make some contiversial decisions to get us where we belong I am sure UTV.



25 Jul 2017 22:45:39
Alan Nixon on twitter - Villa are looking to bring in Snodgrass once we've moved some players on. Now your talking.


1.) 26 Jul 2017 10:16:48
Snodgrass has said he will not drop a division,
So can't see this happening to tbh,

2.) 26 Jul 2017 11:08:39
Where has he said this?

3.) 26 Jul 2017 11:44:44
Snodgrass said in a interview on west ham website he wants to stay in prem.

4.) 26 Jul 2017 12:21:06
Bit weird, why would his own club put out an interview / quote from one of their players talking about moving on. You got a link?

5.) 26 Jul 2017 12:47:36
Snodgrass does not want to leave west ham,
Club want him out,
Not got a link sorry.

6.) 26 Jul 2017 14:53:13
Daily mail, where he said he is committed to west ham but he did not say he will not drop down a division.

Mirror, which says he does not want to drop down, from where I am not sure. But this was after his interview. West ham has put him on transfer list.

7.) 26 Jul 2017 16:14:01
Cheers Indian👍 Might be one for end of the transfer window then, when he hasn't got any game time and no Prem clubs are sniffing. He was at hull not long ago so I'm sure we could find a middle ground between what he was getting paid then and what he does now.

8.) 26 Jul 2017 17:26:30
To be fair Snodgrass would be a very good signing if it happened
Got a wicked good leftpeg delivery.

9.) 26 Jul 2017 17:29:39
Cheers mate. That would be great. Hope it happens as soon as possible.



24 Jul 2017 20:17:08
Anyone know anything about this Sheyi Ojo? Being reported we've entered the race for him on loan. Seems like there are quite a few teams after him. All 3 clubs that were promoted made use of the loan market well so would be good if we could find someone who offers something different to our group.


1.) 24 Jul 2017 21:17:56
Any ideas who's established and available, not just youngsters? We could do with a bit of cover at right back IMO? 😉


2.) 24 Jul 2017 21:19:34
Gonna get pelters but. Andy Carroll?


3.) 24 Jul 2017 21:54:18
I'd love an Andy Carroll. Much better than given credit for!

4.) 25 Jul 2017 13:24:41
Can not see the fascination with this ojo!
I agree green is a far better player in my opinion,
Just like to see a old fashioned centre forward on board
Just as long it's not another r/ back?

5.) 25 Jul 2017 22:42:19
I'd love him, but don't think they'd let him go, wages would be astronomical and don't think he could stay fit for more than 3 months👎 When you think Palmer, Izzy Brown and Atsu were all pivotal parts of teams getting promoted, we should definitely have a look.



23 Jul 2017 11:35:21
Alan Nixon has just tweeted about how Hutton is close to a move to Sheff Wednesday, this is a bit weird for me. At the end of last season for a good 10-15 games he was first on the team sheet, people said he was playing out his skin for the contract extension (which he got), however if that is true or not, he was playing brilliant. We have 6 recognised right backs;

Hutton - first team last season, effort, passion and desire above anyone else, brilliant outlet down the right, positionally dodgey sometimes and final ball not always perfect (but no worse than adomahs)
Bree - lots of potential, has looked brilliant in games, but also got ripped to shreds by a 16 year old midget at Fulham last year.

De Laet - looked good before his injury, but could be 3-6 months before his completely back same way amavi was.
Richards - probably needs to go now just for the wages, not a good enough centre back and we don't need right backs.
Bacuna - more of a midfielder
Elmo - right midfielder/ wing back, probably too attacking to play out and out right back.

So from that I'd be looking to move on de Laet because we haven't got time to wait around for players and see if they can return to what they was, an then Richards.

Keep Hutton for when we play 4 at the back (which we'll have to on the first game because bakers suspended) and use bree as back up and let them push each other. And then have Elmo for the right mid or when we play wing backs. Keep bacuna in the middle.
I think selling Hutton would be a stupid decision, hope we don't.


1.) 23 Jul 2017 11:42:54
I agree mate. Only player who constantly shows passion. Always an out for the ball.

2.) 23 Jul 2017 11:54:51
NOOOOOO don't sell the scotish cafu so good passion workrate and i thought could of been captin only one that cares.

3.) 23 Jul 2017 12:09:16
I really don't understand the people that constantly slag him, he isn't that bad, only thing that is a huge negative is his caught out of position, but if he goes on a run and gets the ball out, it's down to other player to have the intelligence to cover the space he's left.

4.) 23 Jul 2017 12:55:47
I'd say it's a wages thing. Hutton is probably still on premier league wages.

5.) 23 Jul 2017 12:59:03
Elmo pushing AA for the right wing and keeping bree, Hutton and RDL makes sense, give RDL time to recover and if he isn't close come Xmas look to move him in then. The strength in depth is there, the 19/ 20 plus youth all depends on what we are classic as youth players freakish should be senior now and that then means we may be selling RDL/ Hutton/ Richards if we get the right offer.

6.) 23 Jul 2017 13:01:01
Agree with everyone about Hutton,
He has not let us down,
Defence wise not the greatest but always gives 100%,
Must be down to his high wages I reckan.

7.) 23 Jul 2017 14:20:01
Interesting to see what price they get for rmc
Can not see any club offering over 5 mill,

8.) 23 Jul 2017 14:36:38
Christ mainbob, I agree with you on both these last two posts.
scary times! I'm going for a lay down!

9.) 23 Jul 2017 16:16:08
In the words of Dylan: the times that are changing:




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02 Nov 2017 07:01:02
So back in the Top 6, 6 points off the top. With 3 of our next 4 games coming at home we have such a good chance to start racking up the points. Last night we did look the business, albeit against a make rubbish Preston team. We have real competition for places and so many options, 4-4-2, 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 like we saw towards the end of the blues game. Keep this momentum going.


1.) 02 Nov 2017 08:07:15
Got to say that is our best 90min performance this season,
Everybody played well some brilliant.
Terry was immense,
Davis was very good again
Whelan his best game for villa,
Hutton outstanding
Onomha very good
Adomah had a quieter game but ok
Elmo very good
Johnston good
Snodgrass had a much better game,
Houlinan was ok but was more defensive than usual
Chester immense

So a very pleasing performance and now let's get another 3 points on Saturday
Up the villa.

2.) 02 Nov 2017 09:04:40
Longstang Chelsea supporter who is SO pleased JT is playing well for your great old club.
The guy is pure class and in my opinion the best central defender England has had for years but I’m biased as he will always be a legend to us Chelsea fans.
Good luck for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the Premiership next year.

3.) 02 Nov 2017 09:46:42
Respect TomB 👍.

4.) 02 Nov 2017 12:14:18
Thanks TomB, appreciate your comments, obviously a true football fan.
Good luck for the season.

5.) 02 Nov 2017 12:48:38
Well said Tomb, JT is still a magic player and thanks for the good wishes. Thought we played really well every player but against a depleted preston. They had key players out. It still had to be won though and we did that well. In truth we could have bagged another two or three. They had a shout for a penalty, not sure it was though. Now let's see how we do against wednesday come saturday. Onwards and upwards villa forever.

6.) 02 Nov 2017 14:19:43
Tomb thanks for your kind words about Terry and our great club,
All the best with your club,



01 Nov 2017 21:26:19
Any chance of a live chat thing similar to what we had last season, for the next away midweek game Ed's?


{Ed033's Note - We tried this before, a number of people said they liked the idea of a live chat but then only 1 person turned up to multiple live chats during Villa games, so there was no chat. i can set it up , but i doubt there will be any chat.

1.) 01 Nov 2017 22:12:49
Fair enough.

2.) 01 Nov 2017 22:57:49
We had good amount of users for few games though ed.
I used to join but then only ed001 used to be there.
Please start it again, a good place to discuss, if everyone is okay with that.



01 Nov 2017 18:49:48
Bruce beggars belief sometimes, team his picked should be capable of winning the game comfortably but bench is so defensive. He has an excuse as to why O'hare, grealish aren't on the bench as the played less than 48 hours ago, however if they aren't involved the weekend his losing it.


1.) 01 Nov 2017 19:23:45
He won't play the young players,

2.) 01 Nov 2017 19:32:05
Davis is playing, O’Hare has played the way you’d expect a youth player breaking through to, Green has played. If the youth game had been a day earlier I’d expect O’Hare to be on the bench, should be there on Saturday.



31 Oct 2017 17:18:35
Just thinking about it, we looked likely to grab a winner when Kodjia got switched to the left, and last season he got just as many goals from out there. Would be good to see a 433 with Kodjia left, Davis down the middle and Adomah on the right, Snodgrass as a number 10 and Hourihane and Jedinak in the middle.




30 Oct 2017 11:41:27
For Preston I think we should go with;
Hutton Chester Terry Taylor
Elmo Jedinak Hourihane Adomah
De Laet

With Taylor back I'd put him straight in and move Hutton to right back as he's played well enough to warrant a position. Elmo has been suspect defensively recently but going forward he's still an asset so I'd move him in for Snodgrass as he's been all out of form recently. I'd swap Whelan for Jedinak, Whelan has played a lot since joining, he does a lot defensively but ultimately he's not as good as Jedinak and playing the both of them would be too negative. Onomah has a brilliant game vs Fulham but got lost in the derby occasion, deserves another chance and with Kodjia our Davis is the only other striker who can lead the line. The bench is strong enough to change a game, grealish needs to be integrated back into the x11 now he's getting fit again, Bruce made this formation for him and we only signed Onomah because of his injury. We can go two up top if we need to by bringing on Hogan, Snodgrass is a brilliant option to have off the bench and Whelan can come on to seal it up.

Thinking about it, it would be good to see Snodgrass play in that number 10 role, so could swap him for Onomah, he scored goals regular for hull in that position.

Could see an argument for O'hare On the bench over Grealish, wouldn't mind either.


1.) 31 Oct 2017 07:43:51
yea i like that team.

2.) 31 Oct 2017 13:31:25
Elmo chester terry hutton
Whelan jedi
Ohare houraine adomoha
Davis (if kodj is not fit)




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22 Nov 2017 22:45:57
I think there talking about Musa Ally, thing is if Hogan can’t perform in our team, while Musa has more quality their very similar players so would he be worth it? I’d rather ulloa. We need someone to lead the line when Davis is injured or knackered so we don’t see wingers playing striker like the last 20 yesterday.




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22 Nov 2017 12:47:33
At least we don’t have to listen to people saying Real Madrid and Bayern want Kodjia all January. I think we should go for Ulloa from Leicester, isn’t getting in the team so let’s see if we can get him on loan for six months, promise of first team football. Similar situation with Charlie Austin unless he’s injured? Danny Ings seems to be fit again, plenty of options out there. If we’ve got a bit of money and not looking at loans then let’s look at Hugil, Bobby Reid, Jarrod Bowen - all lads who are scoring consistently in this league at the minute.




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21 Nov 2017 23:30:47
Barely makes the Stevenage team and was awful both loan spells he had last term, get rid.




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14 Nov 2017 08:49:34
WTW the other day you said we had money to spend because of amavi, what changed?





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22 Nov 2017 12:50:00
I think their looking into it, could be entitled to something due to insurance etc. From what I’ve heard, we kept him out against Wednesday because he was sore, plan was to bring him back after internationals. He was training etc and then their doctor did a medical which their entitled to do and he passed him fit, so could easily be due to desperation or the doctors gross negligence they’ve forced it through.




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21 Nov 2017 23:32:24
Other than the deflected effort not much between the two teams? Did we win one nil, must have dreamt Alberta goal my bad.




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21 Nov 2017 16:58:45
Ulloa doesn’t even make the match day squad at Leicester, got to be worth a bid with 1 fit striker. Terry should be back around then so no need for a centre half. I think we have a very good settled squad, only place that jumps out is striker because of injuries and then a back up left back. Could just see who becomes available, the way the Snodgrass deal happened.




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21 Nov 2017 13:26:07
There aren’t many strikers who move up from the youth team and stay in the first team who aren’t scoring atleast a goal every other game. I think that says a lot about what Davis bring to the team, he makes up for the lack of goals with everything else.




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20 Nov 2017 21:37:48
Davis is quality, hold up play, running off the ball, dribbling. However so far his finishing tells me he couldn’t score in a brothel, the way he plays tho that doesn’t matter at the minute, plenty of time for goals to come.