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10 Jan 2018 15:44:16
Villa launch double loan swoop for Leicester's Ulloa and Amartey.
Everyone knows about Ulloa and anyone who watches us play I think can see he'd be brilliant in our team. Didn't know much about Amartey but judging from Leicester fans opinion he sounds like Jedinak with legs, although they say he's not excellent on the ball. Would be ideal to be fair, get Whelan as far away from the team as possible, rotate Jedinak and Amartey to keep everything fresh. Hope this comes off.


1.) 10 Jan 2018 19:39:03
I live as you know in Leicester, and most my friends/ family are crisp fans.
They say the Ulloa deal has been sorted for a long time, since the summer, a loan that becomes permanent if we go up.
They also say that amarty is siht, and would pay us to take him. I’ve never seen the lad. however. they also say this is happening!

2.) 10 Jan 2018 20:01:10
Fingers crossed then, from what’s on twitter amartey has been played out of position a lot so has had a few stinkers. Hope the Ulloa deal comes off ASAP.

{Ed001's Note - Leicester usually play Amartey at right back but he is really a central midfielder.}

3.) 10 Jan 2018 20:10:47
Like I said, I don’t know much of him. Just repeating what’s been said.
Rb is the last position we need a player for anyway!

We could do with another inforcer in the middle.

Anyways. thanks Ed001, Wasn’t expecting you to answer one of my posts till about March April time. that’s when you normally resurface! 😏🤫.

{Ed001's Note - I only go for about 3 days though Flacks, it just feels like longer for you as you miss me so much.}

4.) 10 Jan 2018 20:33:30
Jesus, that’s true. normally feels like 40 days, and 40 nights.

{Ed001's Note - funnily enough I was out wandering in the desert earlier.}

5.) 10 Jan 2018 20:46:18
Just laughed out loud! Lol

Did you happen to have a conversation with a fairly hot bush?!

{Ed001's Note - she wasn't bad at all, but how did you know her name was Bush?}

6.) 10 Jan 2018 21:13:27
I read her diary, was on a couple of stone tablets!

{Ed001's Note - stone tablets? I wouldn't want to swallow a couple of those next time I have a headache!}

7.) 10 Jan 2018 21:16:23
This thread is giving me a headache!

{Ed001's Note - you sound like my missus now.}

8.) 10 Jan 2018 21:38:57

{Ed001's Note - not really, it is more of a Brazilian she has.}

9.) 10 Jan 2018 21:58:49
That’s twice you’ve made me laugh out loud! Lol.

10.) 11 Jan 2018 12:45:37
Dont know bout you laughing out loud flacks the banter between you and edoo1 nearly had me pissing my pants mate. Lol.

{Ed001's Note - glad to hear it mate.}



09 Jan 2018 17:15:14
The s*n reporting Brighton want to push through a 3mil move for Davis. Has to be rubbish, however if we got a big of 8mil+ I'd take it if it meant we could go and buy someone to replace him.


1.) 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.

2.) 10 Jan 2018 14:13:25
Do you trust Bruce to bring in a good striker to replace Davis if he was sold?
Davis going nowhere in my opinion.



30 Dec 2017 16:58:42
Pulis, What's the score, Pulis Pulis what's the score?!?! Hahaha. Mainbob if O'hare is half as good as Murphy then I can see why you rave about him so much😉 excellent performance away from home. was too cautious going forward in the first half but second we took more chances in the passing and the movement and deserved our win IMO.

Just need to move the ball faster, look to pop it into players quicker rather than always looking for the ball out wide. It's weird what happens when you take out the player who always has a mistake in him, play one of our best players from last year in his right position and actually play a centre back at centre back!


1.) 30 Dec 2017 17:11:12
Chris I said 5 young players who needed games and Murphy was one of them,
Plus grealish the big difference again,
Bruce must stay with this youth on the bench,
Murphy did well when he came on the only downside to him he keeps getting these injuries,
Nice to see Hayes on the bench as well,
Great performance defended very well.

2.) 30 Dec 2017 17:23:56
See elfick man of match with most pundits,
He was the best player with grealish against brentford, as well.
Fair play to him.

3.) 30 Dec 2017 18:39:54
Bruce didn’t do himself any favours, if Whelan didn’t get ill then Jedinak was starting at CB and Elphic on the bench, players at the end showed its means just as much to them as us. Murphy looked really tidy, Control, holding it up everything he did well.



13 Dec 2017 19:06:30
Ollie McBurnie has just announced he's joining Villa, other than he's a youth player for Swansea, anyone got a clue about him?


1.) 13 Dec 2017 20:06:56
Scored 8 goals his whole career, 5 in non league and 3 in league 2, doesn’t sound promising.

2.) 14 Dec 2017 07:20:07
Chris, is there a link to where he says he's joining Villa?

3.) 14 Dec 2017 12:48:33
Someone wrote to him on his Instagram “join the villa”, he replied “I am”. Pictures are everywhere, started following half the team last night on twitter as well.

4.) 14 Dec 2017 16:55:19
Is this the best striker Bruce can find?
God help us all if these rummors are true.

5.) 15 Dec 2017 08:38:40
It's called cover.

6.) 15 Dec 2017 08:44:53
MainBob I don't think we should knock him until we have seen him. As fans this is sometimes our problem I believe we should give the lad a chance.

7.) 15 Dec 2017 09:01:31
We have young players in the under 21s who need to be given a chance as well,
O'hare/ hayes/ mckirdey/ clark/ sulaman
Is this kid mcburnie any better than what we have got now?
We need a experienced striker on loan to give Davis a helping hand in my opinion.



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.





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21 Mar 2018 09:21:43
Feeling quietly confident this morning, news coming out from the players that they believe 6 or 7 wins in our last 8 games will be enough for automatics, thinking about it they are probably right. Cardiff are on a brilliant run, however it is very unlikely they will continue this till the end of the season and if they did they deserve to go up, with that being said they were on an amazing run before Christmas and then lost 4 on the bounce, with Derby, Wolves and us in their next 4 it wouldn't be that shocking if it happened again. I believe we have more than enough to make play offs comfortably, and if that's where we end up I think over two legs we have enough ability and experience to beat anyone over two legs, and in the final I think with the likes of Terry and Bruce who have been there and done it we can get over the line. Hutton is back in full training, Green and Kodjia both played 45 minutes in a friendly yesterday, seems like things are all coming together for a last push. The likes of Grealish, Terry, Snodgrass and Adomah who aren't involved in international duty will be resting and then coming back keeping fitness up raring to go. The next 8 games could really be the biggest of our recent history, let's enjoy it as one, when we went down we were a shambles on and off the pitch, I couldn't have picked more than 3 players who I liked and I thought cared, every week you'd hear "we want our villa back", now we have got a squad who get it, and get us, the connection between the team, the club and the fans is back, so no matter what happens in the next 8 I think we can agree we have got our villa back, and we've got a squad of players who give us 100% and do us proud.


1.) 21 Mar 2018 14:04:58
You’ll be glad to know you’re in good company Chris. Highlights from the Supporters Trust AGM last night (specifically the Wyness/ Round session) .

There is a general strong belief within the club (players and management) that we can still automatically go up. Steve Round talked a lot about the noticeable changes this season up at Bodymoor, with a wholly different attitude, team spirit and desire to wear the shirt. With the players they brought in, he said it was as much about attitude as ability. Terry has been instrumental in the dressing room and training as you would imagine

However, there are two parallel plans being worked – one if we go up, one if we don’t. This includes planned player recruitment as well as the ‘who will stay and who will go’ debate. In terms of player recruitment, they are looking within the UK, across Europe and have a particular focus on scouting right across South America (dedicated Scout) .

Kodja played 45 minutes in a behind-closed-doors match yesterday and came through well. Now has 2 weeks of the international break to train with the squad. Should be back before the end of the season – probably not for the Hull game but possibly the ones after that.

Not that it’s at the top of the list of priorities but we are getting a brand-new pitch over the summer. It was due to be done for this season but the day they were discussing it with Dr Tony we won a ‘pitch of the year award’ so he decided to give it another season.

On the subject of loan players, Steve Round reminded us that, if we do get promoted, we will only be allowed two on the team-sheet at any one time (4 currently I think) . Also, in answer to a direct question, none of our loan players are on a ‘guaranteed’ number of games deal.

Lots of positive stuff about the quality of the Under 23’s coming through, though I think there was a general feeling it would be nice to see more of them being blooded in the 1st team.

Round seemed pretty sure Terry will stay if we get promoted (“has expressed an interest”), but will depend on FFP if we don’t. On the subject of FFP, Wyness said that there is currently an active debate around getting the allowances raised for next season (which Villa are leading) . Apparently currently 17 clubs are in agreement, but they need 18 votes. Make of that what you will.

Follow-on session with Peter Wythe and Sean Teale was entertaining, but tales of just how pissed Paul McGrath was most of the time will have to wait for another day .

2.) 21 Mar 2018 15:49:14
That’s the best post I have read on here for a long time. Thanks guys.

3.) 21 Mar 2018 16:10:26
Thanks Flackie. Oh and I forgot to add one of the most important points - they're also looking at how to increase the number of disabled toilets in the North Stand because apparently there aren't enough.

4.) 21 Mar 2018 16:35:56
Menace, I enjoyed reading your post mate, it is very informative, with some great news and topics.
Chris, I think our chances of going up automatically have more or less evaporated mate.
Mathematically yes it is still possible, but I honestly think we have missed our chance especially after our last couple of results, which unfortunately highlighted numerous weaknesses.
The playoffs I think are our best chance if not our only chance, and I do agree that over two legs we are capable of beating any team in this division, if we turn up.

5.) 21 Mar 2018 18:02:15
Agree about this brilliant post,
Very well put over to us fans.

6.) 21 Mar 2018 20:00:14
I’m with Dave on this, I think we had our opportunity, and somehow threw it away after the wolves result. However, that result shows we are capable, if the players don’t freeze.
Over two legs, with the second at vp. I wouldn’t bet against us, a one off match at Wembley? Who knows. but hoping that jt’s Experience of the place, with his big game nouse might be a factor, but I know it’s a straw I’m holding! But I’m not letting go!

7.) 22 Mar 2018 07:48:04
The 2 defeats have been a massive dent in our quest for top 2 finish,
We can still do it it's not impossible but the way that Cardiff are going it's looking they hold the box seat,
As for the play-offs we need to finish in 3rd or 4th to play our first games away from home,
Would rather we get to play at home in 2nd leg,
What we have to watch is that we make them play-offs in first place,
There are many sides gaining on us and 2 more defeats would be very worrying,
But I'm confident we will make the play-offs,
There are still many surprising twists around the corner to end of season,



18 Mar 2018 09:56:27
Two losses on the spin, don't think we've done that since Reading and Cardiff start of the season. We need to sit back, relax and regroup. This two games have gone, no need to criticise it isn't going to change anything. We are 4th, possibly 10 points off 2nd with 8 games to play, during 80% of the season most fans would have snapped your hands off for play offs and we've done bloody well to get here considering how we started. Now Cardiff need to drop 10 points for us to make second, their most likely losses are Derby, Wolves and Us, personally I can't see it happening but never say never. The main thing we need to focus on now is ourselves, get everyone back fit, bring back the team spirit we saw before these two games and get some form going into what will be the biggest 2 possibly 3 games of our recent history. Make no mistake about it, failure to go up this year has grave consequences, we have been at a huge advantage these last two years but that luxury ends come the end of the season, we will have to sell one or two of our best players and we will see very little coming in for the next few years. We are on the cusp of a defining moment within our history, personally I trust this group of lads and the manager to get us through it, but no matter what let's just make sure we do all we can, get the atmosphere up and let the players know we are with them all the way!


1.) 18 Mar 2018 10:01:13
Well said Chris.

2.) 18 Mar 2018 10:11:07
Agree 100%
We have to go up this season,
Ftp will really hit us hard next season and lots of out better players will be off to new pastures,
We have done well to get where we are and if you look at other blogs they want Bruce out now,
That is not the way we have to stick with him whatever.
Bruce had made mistakes but tell me manager's who don't?
This from a fan who did not want him as villa manager
He has done a good job and we need to get behind the team to make sure we make the play offs at least,
Because looking behind us there are many teams closing on us and we can't afford many more slip-ups,
Team to watch for play-offs are millwall,
They are really flying up table,
Come on villa get back on a winning streak.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 12:01:47
I am pretty sure Bruce will not be reading this, so it should appear that I am not getting on his back, I am giving my honest opinion about our manager and team.
After all the euphoria and chest beating following last weekend`s result, it did occur to me that something like this was going to happen.
I have said on here before that I get fed up with all these false dawns with Villa, and I can see one happening again, let`s be honest and get real, we are far from being the best side in the division.
Far too often we flatter to deceive and are getting found out far too easily again, you can see it from the stands and you can see it from your armchair, if you can`t beat a team like Bolton on their showing last night what chance have you got, and yes I think we were that bad.
As you already know I do have my reservations about Bruce, and I have aired them on here many times, so nothing new, and I honestly think if we do go up, the likely hood is we would come straight back down, that is an assumption of course not a certainty.
I noticed yesterday how Bruce was walking up and down in his area totally devoid of any ideas of what to do, and wishing something would go in the net off a divot in the turf.
I also think the substitutions he made were more in desperation than tactical, there were four strikers on the pitch at one point, when it was blatantly obvious we needed creativity from midfield, it is that plan B thing again.
If the players we have in our squad performed at the levels they performed at when we purchased them, we would surely be where Wolves are now, once every third game is not good enough.
I love my club with a passion, and crave for top flight football at Villa park again, our position is still very favourable.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 12:18:19
A very, very good post chris. to criticise just breeds all the negatives. two on the bounce is worrying. we are still in the play offs though, so its still all to play for. How true it is i'm not sure but jt is talking about playing on forr us next season Will wwe be able to afford him though if wwe don't goo up.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 14:26:07
Thanks lads, hard to be positive at times like this but just remember this season we’ve beaten Fulham, beaten Middlebrough, beaten wolves. On our day on big occasions this season we have showed up, we have struggled against the teams we are expected to, but when the pressure is on and on the big occasions we have showed up. With John Terry who has won everything at club level, been the key figure in dressing rooms that have achieved amazing feats like when they over turned the deficit against Napoli. James Chester been promoted before, Jedinak the same, Chester and Taylor in the wales squad that shocked everyone at the euros, Hourihane captained Barnsley to promotions, Adomah Snodgrass. I can go on. Bruce has go teams promoted through the play offs more than once, they say it’s a roulette but experience has to play a part and for 3 games I believe we can beat any team from this league out in front of us.



17 Mar 2018 19:27:38
Games like this is what has cost us automatics. They capitalise on poor defending and then create literally nothing else, we create 3 or 4 brilliant chances, take non and lose. Conditions were awful but the same for both teams, Taylor should have been sent off for the challenge on Bjarnson and we should have had a penalty for the handball in the first half, with that said when we needed them Adomah and Snodgrass went hiding, Grabban wasn't good enough and missed chances. Elmo and Bjarnson are weak links that's cost us so many times tonight, you can't account for that, we need them out.




17 Mar 2018 19:20:59
Are Elmo and Bjarnson having a competition who can be worse and cost us the most?


1.) 17 Mar 2018 19:25:23
Terrible performance by all,
Now it's the play offs
Not one player had a good day,
Very disappointed with this after the results went our way earlier in day,

2.) 17 Mar 2018 19:33:33
No one had a good day but two had extreeeeeeemely bad days.

3.) 18 Mar 2018 09:08:29
Unfair to single out 2 players for being Very poor,
The team were poor throughout ,
Grealish was our best player but we have had 2 poor games back to back,
And if we are not careful the play offs could be out of reach as well,
We have messed it up now for 2nd place
Just hope that Cardiff lose 3-4games but does not look likey now.

4.) 18 Mar 2018 09:48:03
Why is it unfair? Adomah and Snodgrass went hiding, same way they did against QPR, however Elmo consistently played us into trouble, the corner they scored off was because Elmo lost possession trying to hoof it out when there was plenty of options and he couldn’t defend for toffee. Bjarnson got ran all over, consistently miss placed passes and melted under pressure, several times in good attacking situations with loads of options he ruined our oppertunity. It’s not unfair, just saying it how it is.

5.) 18 Mar 2018 12:36:39
Grealish aside every player had a mare,
It was a poor team performance end of
It's just not fair to pick out 2 when you could have said
8 players went missing on night,
Move on to next game and hope that everybody turns up!



17 Mar 2018 10:00:01
Saying it now for future reference, if we are in the play offs and we have everyone fit - we will get promoted. That include Jimmy Danger, Andre Green, Alan Hutton etc. Just saw some highlights from earlier in the season and remembered just how good Kodjia is on his day and how much of a threat Green is.





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24 Mar 2018 20:14:30
I don’t disagree with you mate about Terry, but reports last week is he’s staying, you even said after the fan meeting “Terry will definitely be a villa player” if we go up, did you forget that? 😂 overall we need to learn from past mistakes, Bruce has done that so far in his transfer windows, personally I’d say all his signings have been minimum a 6/ 10 so far, and even better when you look at the prices we paid (hogan excluded) . Main thing we need to take forward is the contracts we hand out, look at Richards for example, you don’t give a player with that injury recorded a huge pay slip for 3+ years. I trust the board if we go up or if we don’t, they seem to be astute in the market and I think if we go up there will be some very exciting signings.




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24 Mar 2018 18:33:41
Richards still has a year left on his contract, Lansbury I can see where your coming from but he will probably stay, Bree isn’t going anywhere, if we go up Terry will stay on and i'd put money on Johnstone coming back, Hutton isn’t a foregone conclusion yet either. The rest I can see what your saying but don’t think all of the 15 you’ve mentioned will be going, probably more like 7/ 8 of them.




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14 Mar 2018 11:52:06
Come on you villa boys.




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08 Mar 2018 18:39:42
I just read about it, I’m still of the belief that we should just concentrate on ourselves and get up off our own backs and hard work, let them crack on if that’s the way they want to run their club. I highly doubt anything will come of these investigations and doubt even more it would result in points deduction or any serious punishment. Whilst reading about this tho I’ve read from a few sources that the premier league have already said they won’t allow them to run the club in the same way, should they be promoted. Whether they mean having a super agent so heavily involved or just the way they go about transfers I haven’t got a clue but it’s interesting and would be good to watch from the outside should they go up.




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08 Mar 2018 07:25:33
I agree don’t slag off their stadium. MY GARDEN SHED, IS BIGGER THAN THIS! You think they were arsed when we went down mate? It’s a shame what their going through but it’s just banter.





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19 Mar 2018 21:37:18
Genuine question here, will you ask them, with the play offs looking more likely, are they looking at doing something similar for the home leg of the play offs with flags scarfs etc like we have done for the wolves game, Bradford a couple years ago, and then something similar at Wembley? I always think that helps and makes the opposite team visibly nervous and gives us an advantage.




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19 Mar 2018 19:22:52
I don’t get why he moved away from the English game, he’s a good manager and not that old. Must be the mullar.




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19 Mar 2018 19:22:07
A point about what? Your off your head. My favourite season was that one 3 or so years ago when your lot were in league one and couldn’t get 5000 for home games.




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19 Mar 2018 17:04:58
I just read it the other day, I haven’t gone back to find anything, your lost mate, give your head a wobble.




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19 Mar 2018 16:23:10
You said “wolves fans are loving this”, Ed said “so you loving this mr potato head” and you said “yes Ed bus shhh” or something, mate your a weird guy, you’ve gone to the length to make a separate account to banter another team who you wouldn’t have dreamt about since you’ve been a football fan, there is no real rivalry there other than the fact it’s close, your saw because we beat you 4-1 and your meant to be next years champions league winners. Go outside, take a breath, have a wash and realise it’s big brilliant world out there, in the real world.