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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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22 Oct 2017 10:55:04
So, 442 or 451 against blues? As it's abig occasion I think we should stick to 451. It's quite a tough on tho, One of blues centre halves didn't win a header yesterday, Davis would look that good he might get his move to United, or Real Madrid😉 think i'd just swing in favour of the 451 tho, Onomah has to start the way he played yesterday. We should win this comfortably, press them high same way we did against Fulham, suffocate them in midfield and force them into long balls and the game is ours. All Millwall did to them was very similar, press high and worked hard, if Bruce watches their game from yesterday then he'll see that and it's a good day out.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 12:40:20
I'd settle for 5-1 again


2.) 22 Oct 2017 12:53:50
Nah, we’re too good to concede against them😉.

3.) 22 Oct 2017 14:22:10
Let them score 1st to give them hope then CRUSH THEM! lol




14 Oct 2017 19:39:58
Embarrassing tonight, only player to walk off with any credit is Hutton. Other than him every player was poor, 3 that stood out however were;
Whelan - what does he offer at all, he's slow, poor first touch, no creativity, tactically clueless.
Snodgrass - Did he just make his name of playing all the poor teams in the division? Missing today, no quality what so ever.
Elmohamedy - awful, absolutely awful. Jumped under the ball 3/ 4 times, you wouldn't see that at an under 12's game. Flapped under the ball then fell over for the first goal. Going forward he over hit every cross.

Tactics were right against this side, worked perfect first half, second half seemed like they just couldn't be arsed and we're outclassed all over the park.

If we're being honest tho we've handed them the first goal (or Elmos handed it them) and the second their mans hand balled it to control it after it's deflected to him from a brilliant challenge. They were good but both goals on another day don't go in.


1.) 14 Oct 2017 20:07:53
Fair play to wiolves, however second half we didn't make it too hard for them. They looked full of confidence and certainly had a cutting edge. Have to say I felt quite satisfied with the first half but yet again we came out second half and sat off played too deep and there was only going to be one team who was going to score.
Wolves deserved it and look good for an automatic spot where as we are stilll looking ok for a play off spot? going to get tough when meet some of the quality sides in the division as today showed. May go under the radar at work next week as work in the Black Ciuntry!

2.) 15 Oct 2017 08:43:44
Hutton best villa player and Davis tried his heart out but had no help from kodija who was crap,
Whelan needs to be dumped out of squad,
No pace and offers nothing in his role,
Lydon would do a better job there,
But end of day we were simply outplayed all over the pitch,
We just need to erase this from memory and concentrate on thumping Fulham and bham c,

3.) 15 Oct 2017 08:45:45
This talk of villa having the best squad in championship is not looking that at the moment,
How many villa or wolves players could you call premiership quality?



05 Oct 2017 08:01:08
So Taylor's three match ban stands, suddenly the decision to not have a back up left back looks stupid. Players who can play there:
De Laet - looked awful at right back against Middlesbrough in the cup, and that's his natural position
Hutton - can't even get into the the team at right back, has no ability in his left foot so always gets exposed there.
Bjarnson - has never really been given a run in his natural position however where ever he has played he's been very poor 9 times out of 10.
Clark - looked good against a very poor Wigan reserve side, however it's not his natural position.
Borg - never been given a chance not even in cup games so I presume he's injured or no good.

In the next 3 games they will come up against:
Costa - probably the best right winger in the league.
Ayite - very quick, very skilful.
Che Adams - again very quick and good at getting the better of his man.

Not to mention that no matter who we play there this will leave us with 10 right foot players in the team, so like the Middlesbrough cup game we will have no balance in the side.
If one of the lads mention can't step up to the plate it leaves us with a serious weakness that other teams will look straight away to exploit, the biggest test will be Wolves the first game against costa, keep him quiet and we should be ok, if we get rinsed by him at left back then expect Fulham and Blues to look to do exactly the same.


1.) 05 Oct 2017 10:29:41

2.) 05 Oct 2017 12:50:21
Good point, forgot about him.

3.) 06 Oct 2017 08:07:31
Hourihane is also left footed. Or have you forgotten his free-kick against forest.

4.) 06 Oct 2017 17:18:14
Na mate, I said we would be playing 10 right footers, so I counted Hourihane, as you field 11 players in a football match - in case you didn’t know Fezz.

5.) 06 Oct 2017 18:38:27
I wasn’t being funny mate.
I just wondered if Snodgrass would step in, I’m not sure he ever played full back before.
Personally I think we will go three at the back, sadly.

6.) 06 Oct 2017 23:33:54
Sorry Flackie, I thought you was pointing out I’d forgotten Snodgrass is left footed (which i did) so 9/ 11 would be right footed not 10. Yea going back 3 is big possibility, the international break gives managers too long to think about things and I think he will change it like he did last time after the international break. So annoying we’re on this brilliant run and we lose a player in the one position we haven’t got back up, and to add to it we’re coming up against a team who’s best player will be up against the player who will have to fill in for us.

7.) 07 Oct 2017 00:35:59
I’m pretty sure Chester has played there before, and samba could step in.
We would be solid defensively, just not great going forward on the flank.

8.) 07 Oct 2017 08:29:27
Just the pace we’re coming up against that’s worrying.



30 Sep 2017 19:34:19
When your playing against the ref and the other team, and you still get the 3 points you've got a strong team. Haven't seen the Taylor red card but from the Holte the way the ref acted was like Taylor had two footed him and broke both his legs or the ref wanted some of the limelight. I don't understand how they get away with games like today, if you get that many things wrong in any other job in the world your out on your arse.


1.) 30 Sep 2017 23:34:41
agree chris he wanted to maje the whole game about him. we are appealing against the red card but if his own for next 3 I wonder who gona go lbk mate?

2.) 01 Oct 2017 10:21:09
De Laet can play there but he looked awful in the cup, Bjarnson has played there but looked worse. Only position we haven't got proper cover in.

3.) 01 Oct 2017 11:28:43
I’m pretty sure Chester has played there when needs just in the past. so I can see samba and terry in middle, and Chester on left.
Would be safe defending, but weaker attacking on left.

Personally I would like to see Thor there. As I do think he is better than we have seen of him so far. But knowing Bruce, it’s the non conceding part he would protect first. And rightly so!

4.) 01 Oct 2017 12:20:01
Thor should not be on the bench, nowhere near good enough, give Borg a chance if fit.

5.) 01 Oct 2017 13:23:22

6.) 01 Oct 2017 13:51:47
Thor is a disaster at left back,
Clark or de-laet for me to replace Taylor,
Mind you Borg is a good attacking full back.

7.) 02 Oct 2017 07:37:00
Give Borg his chance if Taylor is out for 3 games, no square pegs in round holes




27 Sep 2017 09:17:27
The football we played that led up to Adomahs goal last night was real quality stuff, it would be hard to pick a man of the match because everyone last night was out-standing. Hourihane looks like the player we brought and is starting to be instrumental in everything we do, he was involved in nearly everything last night. Shame we didn't see O'Hare come on, would prefer him to get a run out than Bjarnson. Brilliant 3 points, let's go and win on Saturday.


1.) 27 Sep 2017 12:43:16
Agree with what you said about o'hare
I said in a earlier posts that I expected to see him put on after we were 3-0 up.
Just hope he is not put in the backroom now,
He has talent just like Davis and Hayes
But I was very impressed with the win and it was easier than I expected,
Burton play wolves Saturday so let's all get behind them to give the wolves a fright.

2.) 27 Sep 2017 15:09:14
Fantastic win last night. I thought it was going to be a hard fight. This is great and will give the team confidence. Every single player put a cracking shift in. Hope we take these three wins into the next fray. winning away like that fills my heart with joy. Well done Brucie and the Lads. VILLA FOREVER!




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21 Oct 2017 23:47:08
Did I read that right, swap terry with Samba? I want whatever you’ve been drinking mate.




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18 Oct 2017 22:27:10
Really their all chasing foreign players for millions and don’t care about 2 players who have 3 goals between them.




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17 Oct 2017 21:03:59
Looking at his Instagram live stories his a little twit and has 0 loyalties to villa, same as Corey Taylor.




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16 Oct 2017 13:10:57
I do get your point mate, some of them player will never have played with temperatures especially on cold wet Tuesday nights over the winter, but on its own they seem to cope, when it used to be that, along with pitches that were like treacle that’s what killed them. However these lot could be pre Madonna’s who don’t react the same way Costa did. The league is theirs to lose, manager deserves a lot of credit not just for the attack but poor defenders now look solid. They’d probably beat most bottom half premier league teams.




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16 Oct 2017 07:57:01
I thought that last year but Costa got better as it got colder. The whole foreigners won’t work in the winter doesn’t really apply anymore, back in the day when pitches were like bogs it used to be true, nowadays pitches are always up to a certain standard especially in these top two leagues, so weather doesn’t really come into it, and as I say, their foreign players got better toward Christmas last year.





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22 Oct 2017 13:14:54
And on that note, Keith Wyness on the report “utter rubbish, reporter should apologise”, the BS meter still works.




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22 Oct 2017 12:53:50
Nah, we’re too good to concede against them😉.




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22 Oct 2017 10:58:10
82, I do apologise for insinuating you were making that up, when I read it I thought it was that ludicrous that not even the papers would make it up. Can’t just be me that reads this sort of rubbish in the papers an think BS, his scores 2 goals in 12, it seems like any kid at any club who looks half decent is suddenly moving here there and everywhere, but they never do. Look at grealish, green when they both come on the scene.




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22 Oct 2017 10:48:42
Just seen it in the s*n, says it all. Don’t believe everything you read mate.




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22 Oct 2017 08:25:31
Anyone want a bet that Davis won’t go anywhere in January? My BS meter is going off the scale, Jose Mourinho, probably best manager in the world, want to sign a player who has 2 goals in about 12 games, for one of the biggest teams on the planet who are currently second place in the prem. I don’t know where you “hear” all these rumours from but last time I asked you to show some evidence you just said it had been in the papers for weeks, not that anyone could find it. So I’ll ask again, any evidence this time?