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05 Jul 2019 17:41:54
If the reported £15mill for Maupay is true then I'm astonished we haven't done a deal yet. We spent £22mill on a striker with half the goals in a less competitive league. The big man might work out better for the system but with Maupay also being young that £15mill could be a real bargain.

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1.) 05 Jul 2019 21:47:25
You may have read it wrong, we offered 15m, they want a lot lot more, according to papers, hence why we’ve walked away.


2.) 05 Jul 2019 22:53:06
The wording of reports I've seen is that we're not convinced at that price. Obviously the media pages are normally off with their valuations (Nakamba seems to have gone from £25mill to £6 mill from what I've seen) but just commenting on what they're saying.


3.) 06 Jul 2019 02:06:30
How can you say wesley hasn't done it he's scored goals in champions league and europa league so he's proven in europe.


4.) 06 Jul 2019 08:25:35
13 goals in the Jupiter League doesn't scream prolific and consistent.
Also, having scored in a competition against decent sides doesn't make you proven otherwise that Burton player who scored against City should be a PL player now.
My point isn't to drag Wesley down, he clearly has some talent and attributes the club want in the team but can we not agree that Maupays consistency at finding the net along with his ability on the counter makes him worth 15-20mill when comparing values.


5.) 06 Jul 2019 13:32:51
Not really mate i don't know what the thing is with maupay the way people go on about him is like he's messi if he was that good why haven't other big clubs put bids in apart from shef united, wesley a target man and plays in a front 2 which is probably going to happen at villa that's why were going to sign a speedie poacher fox in the box to go with him.


6.) 06 Jul 2019 13:35:25
Theres better strikers avaiable than him.


7.) 06 Jul 2019 14:51:22
He is unlikely to score 20 goals in the Prem but he's young and would be a perfect alternative to Wes. From what I've seen we have been linked with Gomez (expensive and too similar to Wesley), Austin (injury prone) and Roofe (inconsistent) . Who is realistically available that would be better and reliable? Most of the options I can think of are now injury prone has-beens.
I don't think anyone considers Maupay close to Messi but he is proven in Smith's system and has played with Jota before so will already have an understanding with him.


8.) 06 Jul 2019 16:51:42
Lookman from everton, gayle, marega from porto, moises kean from juve, leo from lille all good options.


 

 

16 Jun 2019 23:35:00
Danny Mills claiming Phillips is better than Mcginn and would replace rather than join him in the middle 3. He may cost us more but I disagree that he is better, Mcginn dropped off a little at the end of the season but there were games without Jack where it almost looked like Mcginn was the only player on the pitch he controlled them so much. I was surprised not to see him in the TOTS.

rknewell

1.) 17 Jun 2019 16:32:40
Danny Mills knows jack sh.
There would be room for both McGinn and Phillips if we sign him.
I would play McGinn in a more advanced roll, where I think he does more damage anyway.
Problem solved.
I just wish these so called experts would shut up, I think Ronaldo is a better all round player than Messi, others would disagree.


2.) 17 Jun 2019 22:27:01
Phillips as the number 6 guarding the back four and starting attacks, Mcginn as the number 8 box to box midfielder and grealish as the number 10 who plays more advanced, simple really, Danny Mills is just another pundit who hasn’t got a clue and is only in the role because their a former player. Maybe I have OCD but would love it if the players shirt numbers actually represented their positions next season, the formation we play now suits the tradition squad numbers perfectly.


 

 

14 Jun 2019 19:35:34
Sky Sports saying we're in for Butland because 'youngster Jed Steer' is not yet ready for the Premier League. Someone hasn't checked Wikipedia for their DOBs.

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09 Jun 2019 21:10:36
Anyone else think we should help Marseille out by taking Amavi back? Could fit into the new system really well and showed a lot of promise in a bad team last time around.

rknewell

1.) 10 Jun 2019 03:18:32
Never been the same since that injury, his Mellon would be well twisted coming back, and why would he? he's got other offers already.


2.) 10 Jun 2019 08:47:44
100%, looking on his social media he seemed to love it here despite the lack of coaching and the injury. Physically I think his back to what he was, maybe he’s spoke to jack and heard about the difference under the new management, he’s be phenomenal under this coaching team, I think.


3.) 10 Jun 2019 10:22:29
By all accounts he has found his form again. I can't find a single story showing any other interest as he isn't one of the players Marseille are trying to offload.
Any transfer is disorientating when you aren't trying to leave but think he'd be keen to prove he can cut it in the Prem.


 

 

13 Feb 2019 22:10:18
It's amazing when a team doesn't really look that dangerous that we can still give them a goal. What were the centre backs doing? Pretty much end of the game, don't go swinging when he's already crowded out. Hause was no better than Taylor bar one decent attempt at a through ball, actually put us under more pressure more often. Don't bring Albert in against a quick team with 3 at the back, it doesn't suit him. Ref was too desperate to keep game flowing, refused to give free kicks unless they properly took someone out. While he wasn't biased like others seem to be it still doesn't mean it is correct.

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20 Aug 2019 20:25:49
Kev Mac gone. Had a lot of success with the youth teams in the past but those methods are outdated. Time to get someone young and progressive to mirror Smith's approach.
I do, however, think people need to be careful on what constitutes bullying going forwards. It can easily reach a point where players can be lazy or thin skinned and cry bullying on the basis of constant criticism that may be deserved. As long as the guidelines are clear on the accepted practices and the authorities don't consistently move the goalposts then it can only be a good thing.

rknewell

1.) 21 Aug 2019 14:44:43
Brian Clough, Graham Souness, Gordon Strachan were amongst the worst nanagers/ coaches renowned for bullying, times have changed. I know a footballer who worked under Kevin Mac and he accepted he was exceptionally tough with the players, modern parlance may be called bullying, however I understand his intentions were intended to benefit Aston Villa, not himself. I think Kevin was old school and sadly he probably won't be able the work in football again, which is a shame. I understand Aston Villa needed to act to defend their reputation, however it has destroyed another.


2.) 21 Aug 2019 18:16:15
I think there's a difference between working players hard and getting on their backs in front of teammates.
If the odd moan in training isn't getting results then they need to be spoken to in private to avoid these issues.


 

 

10 Aug 2019 19:40:10
My thoughts:
1. Wesley flopped around more than Kodjia did last season, he needs to trust the strength he clearly has.
2. Taylor deserves more credit. We know he's not great going forwards but he proved why he got the nod today.
3. Mings felt the pressure in the first half but definitely proved his value for most of that second half. Great showing from Engels also.
4. Same problems we had with our last season in the PL, you can't defend that deep for that long at this level. You have to try push the opposition back like we were doing first half.
5. I feel bad for Jack but as good as he is at what he does he needs to learn to get rid sometimes, especially with the quality at this level.
6. Douglas Luis looked calm and class considering the position we were in at the time.
Overall I'm proud of the players for their effort and we certainly showed in the first half that we should have enough for a decent season. We just need to be a tad more positive without being gung ho like Norwich and once the players gel a little more we could be a threat.

rknewell

1.) 10 Aug 2019 20:04:23
Wesley was good showed a lot of good play.


2.) 10 Aug 2019 20:39:38
I'm not saying he was bad at all. Just think we'd have had more chances if he stayed on his feet more in that first half.


3.) 10 Aug 2019 20:52:42
He learn mate.


 

 

27 Jul 2019 17:23:06
Now up to 13 goals in 4 games, definitely showing our intent.

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14 Jul 2019 01:53:18
Ben area as a back up for Geealish on a free I think I'd take.

rknewell

1.) 14 Jul 2019 09:36:31
Way past it now, would be pointless at this stage in his career.


2.) 14 Jul 2019 09:39:30
Wow I was drunk last night. Obviously meant Ben arfa and I see someone is getting use of the disagree button before it goes. I know he's had his attitude issues but I reckon he'd do a job if Jack got injured and the only other players that we already have as cover are our only wingers.


3.) 14 Jul 2019 10:10:20
Think I would rather Callum O’Hare given a bit of game time and put money towards someone younger.


4.) 14 Jul 2019 16:43:31
When was the last time you saw him play? He’s not a spring chicken anymore.


5.) 14 Jul 2019 17:42:25
Agreed but he is capable of doing something out of the ordinary and currently we don't have someone to cover Jack in that sense. We don't have enough wide players to spare El Ghazi or Jota there unless we go 3 at the back.
I doubt we'd splash out on a top player to be backup and they probably wouldn't come to play second fiddle either.
At 32 he should still have some legs unlike when we signed Pires.


6.) 14 Jul 2019 20:08:27
Don’t think he could cut it in Ligue 1 anymore, maybe 5 years ago but not now.


 

 

20 May 2019 23:09:41
Can anyone explain the one per fan i.d. for non season ticket holders?
My missus bought 3 tickets to the sheff wed home game for my birthday but they all seem to have the same fan i.d. even though obviously for 3 different people. Would this only entitle us to one ticket?

rknewell

1.) 21 May 2019 14:40:22
Yes RK. When booking tickets make sure it's on different references to build up each history.


 

 

 

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01 Aug 2019 14:18:13
Yeah but being a full international gives enough to be almost guaranteed, cannot think of a case where that hasn't resulted in a permit being granted.

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01 Aug 2019 12:16:44
Marvelous won't require an appeal as he is a full international which means his will go through quickly.

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{Ed001's Note - doesn't work like that, it is about points.}


 

 

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31 Jul 2019 20:47:51
To be fair, we all fell for the clickbait 😋.

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31 Jul 2019 15:52:56
I can't see Costa dropping out of Champions League football, especially for the wages we can offer.

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22 Jul 2019 21:54:43
Agreed, nobody can expect a defender to score from outside the area with their wrong foot. He looked for a better option and had a go because there wasn't one. Even Jack looks for the pass first in those areas.

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23 Aug 2019 23:39:04
Agreed. They had some big chances but 'dominant' is closer to our performance than theirs unless the challenge is 'how many balls can Andre Gomes put out for a throw in'

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23 Aug 2019 23:22:27
He was deep at times but played it to a teammate quicker. We all want Jack further up the pitch but when he doesn't drop back to pick it up it's horrible how big that gap between defence and attack becomes.
His pace and stamina is improving all the time, the end of the game showed that he can do both jobs for the full 90 if he stays fit.

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23 Aug 2019 22:41:12
Guilbert had a decent game if you take out the yellow card (should not have been part of the pressing party) but I think tonight really proved why Smith has stuck with Taylor. He had a shocker of a cross but played a couple of decent teasing balls, made a great sliding challenge when we were under pressure and even though he sweats more than a weight watchers meeting in a sauna always seems to have legs to burn (which seems to be Southampton fans criticism of Targett) .
Wesley when he stays on his feet is exactly what I expected, pure quality.
Tonight also showed Jotas quality deserves to start every week, use the pace of El Ghazi or Trez as a sub where it's more effective like we and Portsmouth had with Andre.
Shout out to Jack who was far more influential also.

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22 Aug 2019 20:29:41
The problem with those comparisons is that they were both brought in while we already had a first choice so they had time to settle, we were also a a top team for the most part. Wesley is under huge pressure from day one. First choice, big money, comparisons to Benteke and the task of keeping us up after a few years in the wilderness.
I think he'll come good, just a very different situation. Fingers crossed he's a Tekkers and not a Helenius.

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21 Aug 2019 18:16:15
I think there's a difference between working players hard and getting on their backs in front of teammates.
If the odd moan in training isn't getting results then they need to be spoken to in private to avoid these issues.

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