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31 Jan 2018 22:05:15
Confirmed, Grabbon signs.




31 Jan 2018 18:06:25
Deal agreed for Grabban.
Season loan.


1.) 31 Jan 2018 18:37:55
12 goals in a poor Sunderland side, good addition, something different off the bench.

2.) 31 Jan 2018 19:02:15
I would go 442 now.

3.) 31 Jan 2018 19:23:39
I can’t find the deal done anywhere. are you sure?

4.) 31 Jan 2018 19:34:38
I have said deal agreed Flackie, on sky sports.

5.) 31 Jan 2018 19:52:52
It is listed at 16.36 at the transfer centre.

6.) 31 Jan 2018 20:05:22
Ive herd rumour defoe has been seen in birmingham this evening.

7.) 31 Jan 2018 20:50:10
Dave I see that now, thank you!
But I’m assuming it’s not gone through as not anywhere else?

8.) 31 Jan 2018 21:09:41
Everyone reported done earlier, Birmingham Mail, sky, Alan Nixon, but then BBC WM at the same time tweeted saying they’d been told the deal isn’t close to being done, weird one.

9.) 01 Feb 2018 09:14:21
Grabban looks a ok signing,
He is a journey man with so many clubs but we could be his team to get him to settle
Some reading up on him seems me to think he could have a attitude problem but we will wait and see on that,
But he scores goals at end of day and that's why we got him
No better time to start than against Burton on Saturday,



21 Nov 2017 16:54:59
Just a rumour,
Villa have been contacted by Shamrock Rovers for Kevin Toner.
Shamrock have held talks about a possible deal for the 21-year-old defender.
He is currently on a season-long loan with Stevenage.
And his contract is up at Villa Park at the end of the season.


1.) 21 Nov 2017 23:30:47
Barely makes the Stevenage team and was awful both loan spells he had last term, get rid.

2.) 22 Nov 2017 20:36:39
Could be left back cover though? Would like to see Borg given a try though




20 Apr 2017 23:17:39
Just heard Ugo Ehiogu has had suspected heart attack at spuds training ground today.


1.) 21 Apr 2017 09:43:08
RIP big man. Sad news.

2.) 21 Apr 2017 10:35:41
Holte Ender in the sky.

3.) 21 Apr 2017 10:36:35

4.) 21 Apr 2017 12:17:16
Was a loyal villain an great defender for us and probably should of represented his country more than 4 times. RIP big man.



31 Jan 2017 15:28:32
Scott Hogan agrees personal terms, medical passed, should be completed soon.





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31 Jul 2018 17:24:22
It seems blatantly obvious that Klopp see`s Woodburn improving as a player, far more likely at Sheffield Utd.
To all Bruce admirers, surely that tells you that confidence in Bruce`s ability to coach and nurture young players is in serious doubt.
That echo`s my feelings and many other posters on here.
He would have been a very useful addition to our squad, and its gone.


1.) 31 Jul 2018 17:49:59
In all honesty I believe that klopp feels he will play more there. Which I agree. Wouldn't of surprised me if he played off the bench for us. Where he is more likely to start at United.

2.) 01 Aug 2018 08:35:24
Agree with you on this,
Bruce would more or less use him as a sub many times,



27 Jul 2018 15:16:08
In reply to Malc1976 last night
Hi Malc
I would go for players like Massimo Luongo, George Saville, and Ryan Woods to name but a few, players of that type need to be introduced into our squad, to bring some vibrancy and creativity to our play.
I honestly think at Villa Park, we sometimes coach the ability out of players to suit our style, thus they become single minded and laboured.
Over the years we have bought many players that have been scoring goals and playing great football for their clubs, they arrive at Villa park and hey presto, play it sideways or give it the keeper.
Pavarotti used sing opera, why would you stop him doing that and try to get him rapping.?
Certain players need to be allowed express themselves, and by letting them do that we might start to see the likes of Stan Bowles, Rodney Marsh, Paul Gasscoigne, and Brian Little again.
Look at the players we have tried over the years, and because they don't score a hat-rick in their first game they are labelled as failures and get moved on.
We must not do the same with the likes of O, Hare, and McKirdy.
Two examples spring to mind, Barry Bannan and Guy Whittingham, both went on to become very good players for their respective teams.
It`s simple really, we are all individuals and teams need individuals, with varying styles, that way you are never going to be predictable.




25 Jul 2018 21:55:38
After tonights game I have to say, I would snap up the offer from spuds for Grealish, and get rid of most of the team, this is not a spur of the moment thing.
The team and club are in a mind set, and stuck with negativity, sideways, backwards, sideways again, so dam boring, we have no game changing players at all, and at times tonight we looked like chickens with their heads off.
Nobody in our squad can pick a pass, I mean a telling pass through the channels, nine times out of ten if we break down the middle the ball is then played out wide, teams suss that out very soon and from then on we are finished.
Unless we make changes now, I fear we will remain a win one, and lose one side.
I say change the manager, gradually change most of the playing staff and start again.
I know all too well that fortunes can change, trouble is I can`t see that happening with this lot, I am afraid we missed the boat back in May.
Please don't anyone say I am a pessimist, I am far from it, that is honestly how I see our plight.


1.) 26 Jul 2018 08:54:51
Wow, got all that from a friendly!

2.) 29 Jul 2018 05:01:01
sounds all positive then!



05 Jun 2018 15:07:35
Reading all this crap about FFP and other restraints placed into footballs rules and regulations make you wonder where we are going.
Harry Kane has been valued at £176,000,000, shocking.
If these sort of transfers continue, football will be finished.
As I see it, the game will create a black hole and implode, then disappear up its own arse.


1.) 05 Jun 2018 15:50:47
Could not agree more Dave,
The games gone mad,

2.) 05 Jun 2018 16:07:07
How`s the wife Bob.

3.) 05 Jun 2018 16:19:41
Better Dave but still not right,
Thanks for asking mate!



01 Jun 2018 15:24:34
Surely one of the first things to do now Terry has gone, is to secure the signing of Abel Hernandez from Hull on a free. His contract is up next month, and he is considering a new contract offer that is on the table.
Terrys wages alone would probably fund such a move.
One out one in, should not affect ffp unless I am having a stupid day.


1.) 01 Jun 2018 16:01:03
I think hernadez was after 100 grand a week?
Not a chance we will pay that
Did not the Dr say something about his demands and said no chance,
Think our wage limit will be around the 20 grand a week now,
These type of players will now be a distant memory to us I'm afraid,

2.) 01 Jun 2018 18:00:17
Again Bob, we won`t know unless we try mate.
Yes I agree the deal fell through last time because of his wage demands, that was back then.
If his demands are the same again we move on, and it hasn't cost us a penny, got to be worth a punt.
We want people who will play for the club and the prospect of better money when promotion is achieved.

3.) 02 Jun 2018 08:50:02
Dave I understand what you are saying I would love him also but how the Dr is talking there will be no big wages paid to anyone,
I look at Richards who up is on 50 grand a week?
Add hogan/ McCormack and we are throwing money away on players who clearly not good enough,
Think 70% of our revenue is payed in wages that is a massive amount in the premiership but in the championship it's not substainable to continue,
We have to face it we are in deep brown stuff and bringing in quality players on good wages for now is not going to happen,




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12 Jun 2018 14:11:24
I would not entirely dismiss this rumour at all.
John Terry could possibly be behind it, if true, that is only a thought.
Stanger things have happened, and I tend to agree with Kingy on this.
If true do the deal, it could be a good starting point, on the road back.




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17 Apr 2018 19:24:46
Yeh, read the same article nick, I have a feeling that grealish could be another agbonlahor, in the sense that unless some club comes in with a ridiculous offer for him and us, he may well stay put.
Man cty, Man utd, or a top foreign outfit might tempt.
I might be wrong but He is a home boy, so unless we plummet I think he will stay put.




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17 Apr 2018 16:09:48
Tell me about it Ken, I have been a campaigner for freedom of opinions on hear for ages.
And yes, I would also accept the man (Bruce) and his style of play if, and I say if, it kept us in the prem and in the hunt for honours.
But I just can`t see that happening somehow, still never say never.
I would hold my hand very high if I am wrong.




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17 Apr 2018 13:47:56
Ken, I have to agree with most of what you and Hoeful have said, and I think everyone on this thread have made some good points.
As you all know I have serious reservations about the ability Bruce has, not keen on his style of football at all, but that is for another day, I have never called for his head and he has earned his chance.
Time will tell, and fingers crossed for the playoffs.




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16 Apr 2018 16:31:06
So do I, who are the ones you think would step up Ken.





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19 Aug 2018 15:05:31
That’s a totally different matter mate.
I have made no secret of my feelings about Bruce, but like I said yesterday we have said it all before and keep saying it.
If we are to go forward again we need new ideas soon.
Bruce has used his ideas up, and I say it again if our new people can`t see it we will be in trouble yet again.
And no I am not complaining about our new owners, I am just saying, surely they can see the problem.




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19 Aug 2018 13:52:19
Bob mate, the keeper is fighting to keep his place in the side and is nervous.
You say the defenders can`t trust him, maybe he can`t trust his defence, we are very shaky at times and prone to lapses in concentration, my example being Jedinak.
He only has a couple of games under his belt and needs time, I wonder how long it would take you or me to settle in Norway, given the kind of scrutiny he is under.
Make a mistake as a keeper and it`s in the net, a mistake anywhere else on the pitch and you have some time to correct it.
Just remember we were slating Grealish two years ago. And he was more or less born at villa park.




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18 Aug 2018 21:19:38
Agree totally mate, we won the same fixture last year 4 – 0.
Bruce will not change, he can`t change, he is stuck, and is fast becoming the pipe and slippers manager of football.
He fixed some cracks we had, and I thank him for that, I fear those cracks will re-appear if we stay with Mr Bruce.




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18 Aug 2018 18:08:28
All been said before Bob, nothing new mate, most of us have said it all before.
All of what you have said is down to Bruce, nothing tactical in his thinking on this game or any other for that matter.
Look at the team picked, says it all doe`s it not.




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16 Aug 2018 19:42:41
Villa4eva, As you know I don’t think of anyone as being deluded or an person for having an opinion that differs to mine, it`s just me I hate name calling, that’s for kids.
But on this I do have to agree with you mate, Bruce is a great bloke no question, but lacks an awful lot in management skills, team selection and tactical ability, in my opinion.
As it is we have to support him, and I will do that.