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22 Oct 2017 20:10:38
So Aston Villa are in the playoffs would anybody take that now if It was offered?




21 Oct 2017 18:42:21
So a change of formation today but we won and played quite well. Didn't think Glenn Whelan had a good game again but he will have to do till Big Jed comes back suppose. Albert Adoma was excellent and my man of the match. So Big question is stick with this formation against Birmingham or play Davis and 4 4 2 as always will be great to hear your views. UTV.


1.) 21 Oct 2017 22:11:08
We will win if we use a 4-4-2 formation with Davis and Kodjia up top, swap Terry with Samba, Whelan with Bjarnason, Snodgrass with Elmohamady and put Bree at right back.
Some of the stars should be rested.
I predict a 3-0 win for Villa.

2.) 21 Oct 2017 23:47:08
Did I read that right, swap terry with Samba? I want whatever you’ve been drinking mate.

3.) 22 Oct 2017 17:10:38
chrisAVFC, I'm only stating that we don't need to use Terry against Birmingham and even Preston, because I believe that
they will both be easy wins for us. If we rest Terry until the Sheffield Wednesday match, we could end up with 9 points in three matches. Only my opinion.

4.) 22 Oct 2017 18:26:48
Dont think preston are easy pushovers hnch.



21 Oct 2017 06:53:21
To me last month we had a really easy month that saved Bruces job but what that month proved to me that players and fans are behind Bruce. let's get this right we are a really top side in this league and we had a off day which is fine as long as we don't keep having them. We have many formations we can play especially now Jack Grelish is coming back so we aren't predictable as most teams think.

If i was offered the playoffs now I would take it because I belive that's where we are at the moment. The thing is we are moving forward not as qwick as some like but its great to be going in the right direction. We have money to spend in January I say we get some much needed pace in our team and we will be definitely at least in the playoffs. UTV.


1.) 22 Oct 2017 18:29:27
You just can't resist a snipe at the Bruce can you wtw .



17 Oct 2017 05:36:21
A lot people have been critical of coaching at Bodymoor. Health fitness and tactics have been called into question so if you was Aston Villa manager what tactics would you play and how would you get the players fit? Because Steve Bruce has tried a number of tactics and taken the players to Portugal in pre season where they ran so much they was sick. So you're the manager what would you do different to Bruce?


1.) 17 Oct 2017 10:26:58
Play Lyden, ohara hayes, with Grealish much younger, would be fitter faster, its the older players that were sick, the bench is terrible not one of them could change a game except ohara imo.

2.) 17 Oct 2017 10:39:20
On the topic of youth, what's happened to Rushian Hepburn-Murphy?

Surely he's not injured again?

3.) 17 Oct 2017 18:32:59
Yes mate his injured again shame because his a decent player and a lovely lad but with these injurys gona be hard for him to make a impact anywhere.

4.) 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.

5.) 17 Oct 2017 23:27:03
Theres no loyalty in football anymore.

6.) 18 Oct 2017 01:06:11
So all that fuss about signing a new deal was for nothing then?

Again on that note, any one heard any news on Davis resigning?

7.) 18 Oct 2017 20:30:40
Rumour is his agent is letting the interest in him do the talking for him, everton still showing a big, big interest, but someone on the radio said this is just a distraction, them and stoke want kidjia i reality;so who knows really!

8.) 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.

9.) 20 Oct 2017 14:08:08
I've heard that Kodjia to Everton rumour too, hope he puts a few shifts in before Jan if it's true?


10.) 20 Oct 2017 18:26:42
I reckon he'll play out of his skin Ally the closer january comes, fernebache have wanted him since the end of last season, i just hope he honours his contract and doesn't let his agent have the final say,
and i'm hoping the everton turmoil at the moment puts him off too, i don't know if you fellas have heard the rumours that mark hughes likes the cut of his jib as well, we need brucey to turn his phone off from new years'eve or change his number



14 Oct 2017 21:44:03
My view on the game 1st half think we played well stopped them creating chances the game changer was when wolves brought a striker on and got more players in the box. For me we was simply beat by the better team i can't fault the effort or the manager Wolves are the best team in the league they have some crazy deals that lead them to have 5 or 6 champions league players. Kodjia still getting fit for me hutton was great at lbk. let's not get to upset when we lose or to excited when we win we are a playoff team this year and let's hope we can go up threw the back door. UTV.


1.) 14 Oct 2017 21:59:37
Fair assessment, I’d argue the effort second half was poor and general quality especially from certain players was way off what’s expected.

2.) 15 Oct 2017 07:55:14
Walkies-have you been watching them re-runs of the carry on films again, talking about how you think we're going to gain entry! glad to see you haven't thrown the baby out with the bath water this time tound fella! everyone seems to agree we went into neutral second half and handed them the initiative, no excuses, we got tonked by the better team TODAY, but remember how leeds have been tearing up trees right from the start? the last couple of games they've been pump, so let's remember wolves will have peaks and troughs (as will we all), as for maybe looking at changing coaching tactics, there's the nub of it for me, brucie likes to play each individual team as he sees it, where as wolves, leeds, reading etc, prefer to play a system, and let's be honest, foreign players are more technically gifted, so possession and system contrived play is more their bread and butter than ours, so the sun is still going to rise, and the politicians will still try and stuff everyone for all they can, and life goes on, come monday morning, brucie presses the reset button and we crack on, its still a marathon and the likes of us and others have a few more twists and turns coming our way, happy days tiger!

3.) 15 Oct 2017 19:53:31
I'd say it'll go curly for Wolves over Xmas, them bloody foreigners they've got won't be used to playing then, probs ask for a move in January.


4.) 15 Oct 2017 22:18:19
Ally-well said guvnor, i reckon a few freeziing cold nights when its tipping it down, and the sunshine boys will not fancy a couple of months of that, and like you say, come january they'll spit the dummy and the toys will go flying out of the pram, welcome to the real championship hard yardage!


5.) 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.

6.) 16 Oct 2017 12:49:24
Cheers Chris for bursting my bubble! lol!

7.) 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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19 Oct 2017 15:16:31
So what's everybodys team for Fulham? I would keep the same team.


1.) 19 Oct 2017 16:04:46
Whelan has to be dropped for me,
Lyndon would be my replacement or Jedi if fit,
Also think kodija needs a kick up backside
Would try Hogan with Davis up top,

2.) 19 Oct 2017 21:37:02
Lyndon has to start O'Hara to , the bench need to have some energy on it, what has Hogan ever done, thor should not get a look in.

3.) 20 Oct 2017 00:52:45
He's got to introduce some young blood or they'll walk and not for 5 minutes here and there.

4.) 20 Oct 2017 07:02:25
Kodjia is still trying to get fit mate so don't be to harsh. I think Whelens legs have gone but can't see him being dropped. Big game I think it will be 2-2.

5.) 20 Oct 2017 07:47:16
Would love to see o'hare who I rate very highly given a proper chance,
Also Hayes/ lydon/ and sulaman are all good young players but Bruce is not a young players type of manager,
He prefers the tried and trusted experienced players,
This is my gripe about Bruce as a manager,
I still will support him while he is our manager but this season is going up without a doubt,
I have seen more under23 games then the first team and I have been really impressed with the players I mentioned at start of post,
They play65t with more energy and style than the first team.
Kodjia is a player who plays for himself he is not a team player but having said that he is our best option for a goal,
Prediction for tomorrow 1-1 I'm afraid to say,
Would love a good win but Fulham are just coming into form now and will pose problems for us,

6.) 20 Oct 2017 08:42:47
Young players are played when their good enough and the time is right, Bruce has showed this. Suliman is a centre back, who are you taking out, from terry or Chester to play him? Bruce played 6 or 7 youngsters in the early rounds of the cup. Davis has stepped up and gained a first team place. Green fought his way into the first team. O’hare Is on the same journey, minutes off the bench, impress, first start etc. It’s the same at every club over the country, the journey from youth player to first team. We see them for maximum 90minutes a week, the boss sees them for 5/ 6 hours a day, there is no one more qualified than him to pick them. When their ready they will play, why is it always a drama with us when it comes to youth players, everyone flapping “their going to leave if we don’t play them” “their not going to sign the new contract” “real Madrid are looking at him” “his agents touting him about”. Calm Down.

7.) 20 Oct 2017 09:24:59
With sulaman he should be on bench in place of samba,
Bruce is useless with young players coming through,
When he talks about o'hare running nonstop in games plus he can see a pass why just use him for the odd few minutes?
Is Whelan our future?
Is Terry our future?
He got lucky with Davis as other strikers were injured at the time,
Otherwise would we have seen him up to Now!
I'm not wanting Bruce out at all but he seriously needs to look at other players in squad,
Saw the other week he had Richards on bench?
What has this bloke done for us over his time here,
The tempo we play is the slowest in championship,
Yet against Norwich that was the only time this season I have been impressed with team for tempo and desire,

8.) 20 Oct 2017 10:21:53
Talk about twisting facts to suit your argument, Micah was on the bench against Middlesbrough in the cup yes, whilst half the youth team were starting the game. Rashford, Tom Davies, Calvert-Lewis really some of the most high profile youngsters who have broken into their respective first teams, all got their chance because of injuries, it’s how it happens. Is terry the future of this club, no his the present and if you haven’t noticed at present we aren’t where we want to be therefore you don’t use the players you think will be good for the future you use the best players you have at your disposal, Terry is the best centre half at the club. Let’s not change the subject to the tempo being “slow” and the Norwich game, what you’ve said is ridiculous and full of holes, if you have a problem with the way Bruce has done things regarding youth then you have a problem with the way 90% of clubs in this country do it.

9.) 20 Oct 2017 11:17:09
Am I not allowed my opinion with my club,
I have said before as you know I'm not a Bruce fan and the way his team's play but I said I will support him this season to get us up,
I don't like how we play the game if I'm honest,
All Bruce's teams point to that fact,
If other fans don't like my views that's no problem for me,
Just don't tell me I'm talking rubbish and your right in your opinion,
At end of day it's only friendly banter!

10.) 20 Oct 2017 12:02:47
Come on villa let's see some good old attacking football tomorrow and a resounding win hopefully.

11.) 20 Oct 2017 12:54:50
I understand your sentiments Bob but in all fairness it's a big step up from u23 to Championship mate. I think Davis needs a rest he looks tired go with Kodja and Hogan up front see if these two can get a understanding together drop Wheel and and get Jedinak in and get the youngsters on the bench ready to come on with the last 30 mins to go score pending of course but I do like O Hare.

12.) 20 Oct 2017 13:02:17
Eh? Just explain what your going on about, explain where your opinion comes from. All I’ve done is point out the facts that suggest your opinion, or what you’ve said in these previous comments is way off the mark. Don’t play the victim, no ones mentioned you not being allowed an opinion, I’ve just questioned it, and questioned it with facts. Now you keep changing what your saying into not liking Bruce but backing him and not liking the style of play, because the original points you made aren’t standing up.

13.) 20 Oct 2017 13:08:59

No problem with your observations mate!

14.) 20 Oct 2017 13:25:40
Everybody knows I'm not a Bruce fan,
Did not want him but I support aston villa as my team
Early in season I wanted him out plain and simply,
But I had a change of heart and was giving him a chance to get up up in premiership.
I also said that If he got us up I want him gone for the premiership as he is not good enough tactical,
His style of play is well known,
If you don't like my comments fair enough,
No need to fall out over the game we both love,
You have your opinion I have mine!

15.) 20 Oct 2017 13:39:07

You want me to explain where my opinions come from?
Please explain what you mean by that!

16.) 20 Oct 2017 14:06:12
Mate I think we should leave this here, something’s got very confused, I don’t disagree with your view on Bruce, backing the team regardless of manager or the style of play. Leave that there. What I don’t understand is the points you made about the youth players, and I questioned it with clear facts. That is all, since then it seems like you have moved the subject onto other things.

17.) 20 Oct 2017 14:41:12

All I will say about the young players are simply that a few should be more involved not so much in the first 11 but on the bench,
O'hare for me is good enough for first team,
Hayes/ sulaman/ and lydon in my opinion are good enough for the bench,
I went to the Wigan game in the cup and was very impressed with most of the players,
I know it's a big step up for championship level but some are clearly going in the right direction,
O'hare for me is a better prospect than grealish,
I'm a great believer in youth getting a chance but for me Bruce is not the type of manager for this,
So we will leave it at that,

18.) 20 Oct 2017 15:28:44
I agree Bob, those young need a chance, they should be on the bench thor useless Hogan useless, samba to slow, and the jed to slow it will take 1/ 2 a season to get match fit.



17 Oct 2017 10:32:11
Just read how Aston Villa signed David James it was all down to Sir Doug Ellis. David James was at the horse racing with some Liverpool players they was drinking an a bit drunk but that was fine it was there day off said James. He Went next door where Sir Doug was and James said how are you?

Sir Doug replied not good we have just lost the best Gk in the League to Man Utd. When James said after a few drinks 2nd best Gk Sir Doug said who's the best then and James pointed at himself. Next day Sir Doug puts his bid in and even get him on cheap wages.

I love Sir Doug best chairman ever you talk of super agents he personally brought us Dwight Yorke David Ginola David James not bad hey. that's when football was great you had chairman who cared about the clubs and actually under stood football who was there 24/7 running the club.

Bill Kenwright, Doug Ellis, Jack Walker, Freddy Shepherd, so many more some of the chairman now days wouldn't know a player from a butcher yes they have money but so much gets wasted because they don't actually understand what there buying its a toy for them.


1.) 17 Oct 2017 13:41:14
Good chairman but nailing the stand after yourself come on.

2.) 17 Oct 2017 18:33:56
Lol you wouldn't do the same lol he deserves it when he very 1st brought the club we was in a right mess he saved us so for that reason I would say its a good idea. Even he owned the club the 2nd time he weren't bad.

3.) 17 Oct 2017 20:47:25
Agree with you WTW, he did make mistakes but so doe`s everyone.
He also did a great deal for Villa, and loved every brick and blade of grass of our great club.

4.) 17 Oct 2017 21:06:31
He did brilliant for us I didn’t dispute that, ran it like a corner shop and did right by us. But as I said, naming a stand after yourself, you let other people do that for you, like Alex Ferguson, Kenny Daglish etc, just a bit arrogant to me.

5.) 17 Oct 2017 23:33:30
Chris he wasnt being arrogant he loves the club that much that when he passes away there will always be a little bit of him still there which I think is so nice mate as people come up with all sorts of excuses for not going games but this guy even when he is in his 90s still goes home and away he loves the club more than anybody.

6.) 18 Oct 2017 07:04:22
They’d have probably named one after him any how after he retired, same way lots of other clubs have done, no one would ever forget him stand or not.

7.) 18 Oct 2017 16:08:44
My gripe about Ellis was that he did not like seeing villa win the European cup when he was not in charge
Then when he came in the players who won us that cup all were sold,
He is a good chairman but a very arrogant one
He kept a tight ship but he really does love the club,
To go to every game now home and away at his age is unbelievable really.

8.) 18 Oct 2017 18:46:57
About your first point Bob, I think it is more about disappointment than not liking.
Believe me he was happy we won the European cup mate.



14 Oct 2017 21:36:43
Dont you find it strange wolves of the championship can attract champions league porto benfica and Atletico Madrid players in yet nobody including the premier league teams that came dwn and aston villa can't attract them? This super agent is a corrupt they are gona win the league by cheating. We had big money to spend but we can only attract brentford and barnsley players which is fair enough we are in the championship.

But how then can Wolves who have always bin rubbish suddenly attract 6 players from the champions league. oh and wheres there FFP they spend a fortune how have the generated money no problem with Villa tonight we played our best just out played by galacticos.


1.) 14 Oct 2017 22:02:44
All down to Mendes, soon enough they’ll be rules in place to stop it but for now you just have to deal with it. Not fair and makes rules like FFP pointless, half their team couldn’t point to wolves on a map, that’s not an exaggeration, I bet my house on it.

2.) 14 Oct 2017 22:07:17
Win the league by cheating?
Grow up!
We lost, be a man and hold your hands up and accept it.

Stop finding an excuse for everything. They played well, tactically had us in their pockets and their game plan won.

It happens. Palace beat Chelsea today. they must of cheated as well.

3.) 15 Oct 2017 08:24:42
What's all this cheating?
Wolves beat us fair and square on the pitch
Foson have very deep pockets and they will support the manager and Mendes with whatever they want,
Yes I am jealous of how they have brought in top Portuguese young players with Mendes behind the deals but would we complain if it was villa who had this opportunity ,
Fans need to grow up and accept it all,

4.) 15 Oct 2017 08:33:18
Flackie, Wolves have spent just as much money as we have on there team not sold anybody to get money have no parachute money why isn't FFP on them? They have this currupt super agent buying all these top top players ask yourself this why are they leaving atheltico Madrid and Benfica and Porto where there prob on more money and playing champions league football to go to Wolverhampton?

The rest of the league including teams just come down and us can only by championship players and old prem players Wolves have been rubbish for years why all of a sudden they the biggest attraction over big clubs like Villa Boro Leeds? I accept they beat us Flackie they was class there was nothing we could do or Iam guessing any other championship team. But should they have all these players No!

5.) 15 Oct 2017 08:35:24
Flackie, you can't use Chelsea as an example. they're champions that's why players want to play for them. Plus there's no FFP in the Prem, it's been relaxed!

6.) 15 Oct 2017 09:03:14
Looking at the results yesterday it's all up for grabs for promotion
Any team can beat anybody on day,
It's going to be a very exciting championship I think,
I still think top 2 is achievable,
Just worried about our lack of pace in team and kodija who looks a different animal to last season,

7.) 15 Oct 2017 12:28:02
We got beat fair and square. Was disapointed with the lack of forward progression. kienan davis was awful and think hogan should have been brought on earlier than he was. hutton was immence and snodgrass had a good game. As for the argument on the wolves players. Would we not do the same if it was possible it strikes me that automatic promotion may not be an option it looks at the moment like play offs to me.

8.) 15 Oct 2017 12:33:44
Not with Bruce.

9.) 15 Oct 2017 19:35:20
Ffp is irrelevant. They have done nothing to break rules, just used them to their advantage.

We could of done the same.

10.) 15 Oct 2017 21:10:37
Come on Flackie, they’ve done nothing to break the rules, I’m not 100% on them but I’m sure your incoming have to match your out goings, they don’t get 30 million plus on gate reciepts and what not in 18 months. They spent that on two players, not to mention the rest they signed with them and then the wages to go on top. We’re not exactly rosey as club to do with that but we sold and brought cheap in the summer to conform to it and make an effort.

11.) 16 Oct 2017 09:48:52
Mate, I hate the fact that I’m saying this, but no they haven’t.
Ffp is Also about the ability to maintain the balance sheet. Sadly, players in on loan don’t affect the balance sheet.

I wish we had a ‘super agent’ and I bet if we played the system the way they have your opinion on it would be different.

We lost, they where better. Now we either dwell on it, or accept it and move forward, and try to fill the void.

12.) 16 Oct 2017 15:45:23
you a right.



30 Sep 2017 18:59:11
Fantastic victory today can't believe the referee, he was awful. Kept the winning run going which is all that matters at the end of the day. Also great crowd down there today love seeing Villa Park when there's loads there. I do think the international break comes at the wrong time for us but never mind. UTV.


1.) 30 Sep 2017 20:25:09
WTW I have to agree, we have had some rubbish refs this season, but the one today was the worst iv seen . Bolton where like watching the old Stoke, but i think Bolton was even worse . With their style of pushing, holding and anything else they could get away with, we needed a strong ref and what we got was a joke . The standard of refereeing in this league is realy bad. The one a couple of games ago, didn't even know what to do with a dropped ball . didn't see the sending off clearly, but I think it was one of that refs standard cockups . Onwards& Upwards Villaforever.



30 Sep 2017 03:14:52
My prediction for tomorrow Aston Villa 3 Bolton 0. UTV.


1.) 30 Sep 2017 17:11:26
Well that was fraught with danger, but hey ho i will take that all day long. Up to sixth and the play off places. Taylors red a bit of a blow and unnessesary. We got the win and that's all that matters. ONWARDS AND UPWARDS VILLA FOREVER.




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20 Oct 2017 23:40:52
So chuffed want to see him play more.




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17 Oct 2017 23:27:03
Theres no loyalty in football anymore.




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17 Oct 2017 18:32:59
Yes mate his injured again shame because his a decent player and a lovely lad but with these injurys gona be hard for him to make a impact anywhere.




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14 Oct 2017 14:29:05
We are all Villa mate why people Disagree just to be nasty is daft Iam not the enemy save that for the blues. UTV Thanx for the support.




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13 Oct 2017 21:21:28
I am sorry Am I wrong has he not been find or is it some part time fan who isn't up to date?





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22 Oct 2017 08:51:46
Johnstone is on a free at the end of the season and think we will get him in jan cheap. Also Davis is ok but his no Benteke.




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21 Oct 2017 22:11:04
Great analysis mate I am so chuffed we won and put that defeat behind us. Big decision to make at Birmingham what formation to play everybody beginning to come together. UTV.




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20 Oct 2017 07:02:25
Kodjia is still trying to get fit mate so don't be to harsh. I think Whelens legs have gone but can't see him being dropped. Big game I think it will be 2-2.




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19 Oct 2017 00:38:07
Lol what game is he on about? Should we all be at Villa Park? He who drinks Australian is Australian.




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18 Oct 2017 17:50:21
Good KP dry roasted are the ones for you lot you will enjoy them more.