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01 Aug 2019 10:11:52
Slightly worried despite signing luiz he hasn't got a work permit. Marvellous needs a permit aswel so both won't be availble 4 spurs. Chuffed to have Heaton.


1.) 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.

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

2.) 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.

3.) 01 Aug 2019 14:25:22
nonsense. It depends on the country's ranking for starters. Then the wage they are paid. How much they cost and a number of other things. Marvelous is a Zimbabwe international, they are ranked outside the top 100 so that will not help him.

4.) 01 Aug 2019 15:45:22
So even tho these players have signed we might not be able to play them. that's scary man.

{Ed001's Note - I am sure the club have made sure they can reach the points allowance needed. It is not as simple as 'he is an international' so they might have had to do what Liverpool had to do with Grujic and pay him a higher wage to reach the points total needed. I have no doubt they will have someone who checks these things before a deal is reached, it should be the club secretary.}

5.) 01 Aug 2019 18:30:52
Nothing in the announcement about a work permit so I assume they sorted it before announcement. It is a ridiculously hard process, I won’t pretend to understand it, worth noting that Kalinic was denied one the year we went down after the decision going to a panel, one of the members was on the Sunderland board at the time🙈.

{Ed001's Note - they have made it more understandable. It is purely about accruing a certain number of points now.}

6.) 02 Aug 2019 03:10:27
As a Everton fan, we know how hard getting a work permit is, as we have had so many problems with Onyekuru even though he is a Nigerian international and that he has played in the champions league. This is a real problem that needs addressing.




07 Jul 2018 11:26:53
Why is everybody moaning for we still have a strong Championship side plus some very good youth players. Sell Grealish and we will be fine. Even if he wanted to spend huge amounts of money he can't FFP says you can only spend what you bring in. Terry and all the loans let us down last season at wembley.

they didn't want it enough. i am glad they're gone. We have good youth and a strong team, get behind them. Nothing wrong with the owner, he's told us clear we can't just keep spending and spending without bringing anything in. business don't work like that. get a grip and buy a T shirt.


1.) 07 Jul 2018 12:50:35
There is still a fine side there. What do we know:

1. Deadly Doug and Randy Lerner were excellent owners who ran the financial side of the club prudently. And those Villa fans who criticised Ellis but especially Lerner were utterly wrong.

2. The Dr does not want to sell - the loss of face issue will be very important to him. Important to understand that cultural dimension. It will explain a lot of what is going on.

3. No one has started due diligence, which is another clue that there is no imminent takeover underway. Not that the Dr looks like selling AVFC.

4. The Doc's plan to find a minority investor is flawed. There will be few investors willing to handover money without any sort of strategic control. Especially the sort of money that is needed.

5. Player sales will happen and the money received will flow into the club over 3-5 years, to allow the club to plan expenditure. Example: Grealish goes to Spurs for £25 million. That 25 million will be received by Villa over a 5 year period.

6. Bruce is likely to walk or at least, find an excuse to leave. He is a chequebook manager who likes spending money on transfers and wages. He will not be happy at having his budget cut. Have a look at what happened at Hull. I would expect Bruce to leave shortly before the start of the season, with some sort of "irreconciliable differences" relating to "broken promises".

7. Administratoin is not going to happen. AVFC, thanks to Ellis, has solid land ownership, which offers a contingent reserve.

8. AVFC has a sold fan base, which adds additional resiliance.

9. The club needs to stabilise its finances, through sound austerity measures. Once complete, the club will be able to benefit. This might take a few years to complete.

Not worried at all.

2.) 07 Jul 2018 13:22:08
Terry/ snoddy/ grabban all played well and showed heart for our club.
'Nothing wrong with owner'
You high, for someone who said he has 500mil in bank we can't pay our bills on time. Yes ffp stops us buying players doesn't stop us paying bills. And he himself has said he looking for investment to help run the club.
Owner is a joker and turned club into a joke.

3.) 07 Jul 2018 13:25:40
Really not worried Dave?

4.) 07 Jul 2018 13:41:53
Have not got a problem with Bruce staying,
It's just the idea of him with our young players,
He will ruin them with his style of hoof -ball,
He likes the older experienced type of players with no sell on value,
This is what worries me this season
There is one thing which could be in our favour.
The expectation level will not be so high with most of our better players all leaving,
But mid-table is where I see them finishing.

5.) 08 Jul 2018 10:20:58
Bruce wouldn't set out to ruin our future however I wouldn't trust him 100% with it. My biggest concern is playing 4/ 5 of them each week, youth is great but there's a reason Bruce didn't play them last season and that is because they will get bullied. Everyone says the championship is the hardest league in the world and it is. We need to get the balance right jack got kick to pieces last season and these boys will not be able to handle it if we play 4/ 5 kids each week we will be mid table at the very best but more likely fighting relegation.

6.) 08 Jul 2018 13:36:17
You say our young players will get bullied!
I recall Davis coming into the side and he was very aggressive and held up the ball really well,
Then Bruce left him out altogether and we never saw him again,
He was a link to our midfield and things looked better,
Bruce is not a young players type of manager.
That is my only gripe about him plus his negative tactics,
I do hope he has learned by this for this coming season.

7.) 08 Jul 2018 14:13:47
I said if we played 4 or 5 youngsters we would get bullied and I stand by that we've got to get the balance right playing youngsters is the way forward I agree but in moderation 1/ 2 at a time. Our youngsters are talented there's no doubt about it but there's so much pressure at our club at the moment and i think it would be unfair to put that pressure on there shoulder and IMO they wouldn't handle it.

8.) 08 Jul 2018 14:51:08
We won't know if the young players can handle the pressure or not if Bruce does not play them,
I think 4 or 5 would hack it if I'm honest,
Plus they would give us the thing we missed last season pace in forward area's,
We will see what Bruce does about it.

9.) 08 Jul 2018 17:02:23
How do we know how good or bad our young players are if the manager doesn't play them an I'm not talking about 1 or 2 games here or there, I'm talking a good 20 games, u play them and they will get better yes they will have there bad days that's expected because there young, but Bruce will not play them anyway he doesn't like play youngsters an doesn't like playing attacking football, he likes his slow paced dinasaur tacticts, but we are stuck with him now because of our chairmen an anyway would u trust him to appoint another good manager I don't think so he'd probably appointed Maradona as our manager, both Bruce an rdm been bad appointments in my eyes.



02 Jul 2018 15:14:29
Just on holiday talking to a fellow Villa fan and he hit the nail on the head, we have had far more owners in the last 10 years and the club lacks stability will always be there until we sort it out at the top. We have a great squad and a good club let's hope if we do get a new owner he is in it for the long term. We also need a manager who all the fans are behind I don't believe bruce is the man for us if a new owner does come in we need to get a young and hungry manager.


1.) 02 Jul 2018 19:01:57
Walkies, if you own a clock i bet its a Cuckoo one, one minute your backing brucey, then you want him keyholed, get a grip man!

2.) 03 Jul 2018 09:40:28
I have never backed Bruce and loads on here will tell you that. out of everybody who has gone from the club, Bruce should have been the 1st. he over spent, failed and plays awful football.



02 Jul 2018 02:06:12
I don't have any inside info or anything that could give anybody any hope but logically this mess won't last for long it appears our owner wasnt what he said he was and yet again these so called Billionares turn out to be awful at business and making business decisions. So the only advice I have for everybody is calm down and let's stick together it will sort itself out eventually southampton had bad owners and went down to league 1 now look back in the premier league. Nobody can predict the future but 1 things for sure we will never die so keep the lions flag flying high because Aston Villa will never die!




17 Jun 2018 11:06:30
Would anybody mind if Villa Parks Name was changed? In order to keep the club going?


1.) 17 Jun 2018 15:35:03
No, my only concern at the moment would be a we aren't an attractive proposition so I'd fear what brand would be interested!

2.) 17 Jun 2018 15:49:55
Sponsered by Recon.

3.) 17 Jun 2018 18:15:51
Does Tony have the money to do it? Should of already done it, how much was the training ground deal? Anyone know?

4.) 17 Jun 2018 23:13:44
How does Recon Aston Park sound.

5.) 18 Jun 2018 06:14:59
Would be ok because if helps the club to get out of this mess. It will always be Vila Park to everyone in the same way those other Victorian builds will be Anfield, Old Trafford etc!

6.) 19 Jun 2018 15:05:14
Because of the situation we have to look at options and a rename of Villa Park would be acceptable.
Should it happen then I would want to see it still named "***********Villa Park. "
However beggars can't be choosers and what a sponsor wanuts.




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21 Aug 2019 20:59:24
Its fair to say it not been a great start but I belive us as fans can help Aston Villa turn it around we all need to be pulling in the right direction and that's showing up and singing our hearts out 4 our club. Yes Villa4ever I get your points aswel as I get everybody elses we are all aloud our view its a forum. My view is I know its not great but like the wifes cooking Iam going to eat it an say its great lol. I wanted better players but I know at the min in football Villa aren't the place to be everton west ham leicester even brighton are more attractive they have been in the prem longer than us recently. If we can stay up then we will get better players! I belive dean smith needs to stop picking his fav players and pick players that he brought 17million on a lbk is a lot of dow we are not at that stage where we can say ok your on the bench if you pay such a big fee 4 a lbk that must mean the manager likes you? Iam confused what his thinking is at the min but I love Dean Smith and people need to remember without him we wouldn't be in the prem so if he does get things wrong its his mistakes to make we wouldn't be anywhere without him!




17 Aug 2019 18:37:03
My view after the game. so two very sloppy silly goals to give away. within 10 min I saw the difference in pace from the premier league to the championship. Yes we gave 100 per cent again but I really don't think we will score enough goals this season Wesley trys but his not a goal scorer so Iam not saying we are going down but we won't be far away as we didn't buy a striker to help him out. Davis an kodjia are not premier league 4 me. Grelish as been poor so far needs to up his game. After they scored the two goals I thought we came back into it and deserve a draw what a goal from luiz amazing take a bow old boy but came down to having all the game but no real threat from foward players Trezeguet and el gazi didn't do a lot. Wheres guilbert heard there a reward if anybody can find him. Overall worked hard cut the mistakes out and attack better as a team go again daniel sturridge qwick to help out crazy not buying a striker just crazy.


1.) 17 Aug 2019 22:58:23
Think overall jack has been impressive last 2 games. and to think will only get better! 😍.

2.) 18 Aug 2019 07:43:11
Jack been impressive lol he cost us a goal at spurs and gave the ball away yesturday more than he played it to a villa man.

3.) 18 Aug 2019 13:45:59
I agree wtw Jack had not had the best of starts and I am sure he would be honest enough to accept some of the critism, however firstly it is unfair to judge him so quickly. He is a talent and given a couple more games I am certain his class will shine through. I agree that he may be trying too hard and is not playing his natural game. I would not advocate taking the captaincy off him, however if his game starts to get affected it would be in his best interests if he hands the arm band to a born leader Ming's, I would let Jack make the decision if the time comes in the best interests of the team. Jack will come good, I would put money on it.



12 Aug 2019 19:14:43
Am I the only 1 who already misses the championship? I used to think people were mad who said that but after watching 1 week of football eg liverpool man city an spurs i look and think what's the point they are super clubs who can hammer you 5 or 6 on a off day. The championship anybody can beat anybody. 1 thing I do love and people again think Iam mad but john mcginn is 1 of the best midfielders in the world his that good. can't wait 4 saturday to play somebody normal not saying it will be easy but at least its winable them 3 up the top are monsters.


1.) 12 Aug 2019 19:59:37
Yes, you are.

2.) 12 Aug 2019 21:21:17
I know you are.
I would say Mcginn is a very good player, One of the best in the world, not yet.

3.) 13 Aug 2019 13:07:19
I said your last post was negative, but once again, you have come up with a different way of saying it . And no I don’t miss it .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.



11 Aug 2019 08:31:39
So since friday I have seen 4 full Premier League games and my view is wow the Premier league is amazing but its all differnt levels to me. I watched liverpool Man City Spurs and they are just top class like you could get done 4 or 5 and do nothing wrong. But I also saw Palace v Everton and there's hope 4 us there but when you play the palces the bournmouths then they are 6 pointers we have to win. No problem with the game yesturday just out classed in the end but we gave our all that's all you can ask! What would everybodys team be for the next game?


1.) 11 Aug 2019 11:01:40
Agree the prem is like top4 untouchable, then 5,6,7,8,have better squads than the rest everton, lster, wham all beatable along with teams dwn at the bottom any1 can beat any1 in bottom half but top 8 teams can and are expected too win.

2.) 11 Aug 2019 12:11:47
The standard is the best I have ever seen in my life. Pep an Klop have changed the way football is being played for the world its a joy to watch but if Villa an all the other teams try it we have to work on it over an over to learn it. Like a game of chess the way its played they want you to close them down then when you do you leave a man un marked they get the ball to him as qwick as possible an they do that all the way up the pitch. My prediction 4 Villas finish is 14th.

3.) 11 Aug 2019 12:33:12
Id take that mate i'm going 10th once we click and get our defence mids playing marvellous or luiz we will be better also, elmo, n taylor shouldn't start guilbert and targett should start every time for me.

4.) 11 Aug 2019 14:41:58
I agree mate do you think that smith picked that team because everybody kept comparing us to Fulham because fulham rip the guts out of the team because yesturday he was asked before kick off and he said as you can see that 5 of these players played in the championship with us I like connor but i would of definitely started with the luiz or marv we need to be more solid. Iam intrested to watch how we line up next game because he said it himself a lot who played at spurs was his championship team now we are in the prem he needs to start playing his best side. Which Iam sure he will but he must be given time even if the worst happens an we went down which I don't think will happen we must keep faith. let's not 4 get man city an co weren't great over night you have to train and train and understand each other.

5.) 11 Aug 2019 15:51:50
Agree he needs to know his best side else that could cause problems, but if worst happens an we go dwn we have right man too get us bck up. but i don't think we will go dwn.

6.) 11 Aug 2019 19:36:10
What’s all this talk about if the worst happens, Christ’s sake we’ve only played one game .

7.) 11 Aug 2019 20:25:26
Very well said Dave, does your bleedin head in.

8.) 11 Aug 2019 21:02:39
Wasnt saying we are going down I think we will finish 16th so that's us stopping up. People of said at the worst idea there not saying that's going to happen but if you think we are just going to come up and be top half just like that your mad. We brought all these players in yet played near enough our championship team that sneaked through the back door to come up. Yes we will stay up but only if he plays the players he brought if he picks that side week in week out then yes we will struggle not go down but struggle. Dean Smith is a great manager and will do great for us but don't just think we gona come up an start being great because its gona be a battle to the end!

9.) 12 Aug 2019 09:53:49
Make your mind up. according to you, we started the list finishing 14, now we are in 16th.



06 Aug 2019 22:53:49
Its looks like we could be coming up agsinst dybala and coutinho and harry kane omg if this deal comes off I fear 4 us I really do.


1.) 07 Aug 2019 00:20:51
Walkies not showing a lot of confidence, they could be saying the same, about some of our players . In Deano we trust, he won’t let them just roll over . As long as we give them a good game and do us proud .
Nobody is expecting miracles, but we have fought hard for the right to be there Saturday, so keep the faith .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

2.) 07 Aug 2019 10:46:17
The question is would Dybala and Coutinho start on Saturday having only arrived onThursday? That’s if they do arrive.

Concentrate on the here and now maybe?

It doesn’t matter who we face, were Aston Villa . As Deano has said already we won’t fear anyone.

3.) 07 Aug 2019 12:33:51
I've just got 33-1 down the bookies on Walkies calling for Deano's head by the end of Saturday night 😉.

4.) 07 Aug 2019 14:04:01
Nice one Menace, thought the odds would be shorter than that . 🤪🤪👍.

5.) 07 Aug 2019 16:55:04
Does not matter a hoot who spurs play against us,
It's how we perform that matters and yes I'm having a 1-1 draw.
To many negative comments because we are playing the star studded spurs
They are not unbeatable and a win for us would not surprise me.
It will surprise the usual pundits who say we will get a big beating,

6.) 07 Aug 2019 17:32:07
Bob, I agree, let them worry about us, we are the unknown . As I said before, after all it has taken us to get back, now is the time to enjoy and not to get cold feet .
Nice to see you on here, hope everything better, with you and the wife .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

7.) 08 Aug 2019 08:33:43
Me and the family are well Dave thanks for asking.
Today its tick tock day for transfers,
See talk on Twitter say we are after Ben yedder?
Dont see this happening at all but he is a top striker but nearly 29 so not in purslow remit age wise.

Benrahma I hope to see sign and I think he will.
As for a striker this Leipzig striker could be a decent bet .
Dont want this guy from Turkey.
A player who spits in opposition faces is not a player I like at my club.
Have a great day all you great villa fanatics.




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08 Aug 2019 14:12:59
We have a huge squad and before people say it we have 3 strikers 4 1 place so we are fine. This team we have has enough to stay up that's all I want this year then we build!




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01 Aug 2019 15:45:22
So even tho these players have signed we might not be able to play them. that's scary man.


{Ed001's Note - I am sure the club have made sure they can reach the points allowance needed. It is not as simple as 'he is an international' so they might have had to do what Liverpool had to do with Grujic and pay him a higher wage to reach the points total needed. I have no doubt they will have someone who checks these things before a deal is reached, it should be the club secretary.}



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08 Jul 2018 19:39:33
I would play him, Bruce needs to get a grip he has no money and he's just writing players off. he's not even playing Hogan either, that's another 12 million, so that's 24 million not playing. If we had Dean Smith in charge i would be so more excited than this clown. so many people sacked but the biggest idiot stays.




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06 Jul 2018 23:47:54
What did you want to know mate i think the statements clear the clubs not up for sale but he would take investment if right for the club and we have over spent so we will have to let some players go and breed youth through. You can only spent what you generate so we got to work with FFP and there's no loans on the club so we are debt free. Beuce is the manager his not going anywhere. Its all simple you can't really ask for more all businesses have run its safe an make profit its a case of living to your means! We had our chance and blew it make john terry snograss johnstonw onouma tuzenbee graban wasnt good enough I won't be crying ovee them there not crying over us.




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06 Jul 2018 13:31:46
Surely if 1 player Jack Grealish is worth 30 million, villa as a whole club should be getting 60 million? Does selling Grealish before a takeover is done devalue Aston Villa if he's worth 30 million?





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23 Aug 2019 12:26:38
I was just pointing out because people keep slating bentekes goal record that he don't get any service. Wesley is a differnt player completley. Hopefully he scores tonight mate!




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23 Aug 2019 10:06:17
Anybody who knows about football knows zaha doesn't cross he cuts in a shoots same goes for townsend bentekes class.




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22 Aug 2019 22:26:09
Its a 1 year contract extention.




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22 Aug 2019 21:11:54
Does anybody else think that an. iam talking about even me here because we have been relegated b4 that we are now really scared its gona happen again so we are judging qwick. If we was a prem club an we hadnt gone down would we be going on about relegation and slating players after 2 games? We are all very fearful of relegation and we are jumpin the gun a bit iam guilty aswel. You look at norwich didn't buy anybody everybody said there gone but they have a better chance of staying up than us and I tell you why because they are playing with no pressure at all the fans are like if we go down then oh wel if we stay up great. With villa its like we must stay up we must perform well and i know people don't like him but micah richards said when we went down before the players were scared to play at villa park that simply can't happen. People in the holte by me say yea but we are Aston Villa we should be beating Bournmouth we should been going for better players its reality time we are a poor prem side who went up through the back door we havnt got paul merson or dion dublin or paul mcgrath yes those players were great but we are simply not that Aston Villa anymore our foccus is staying up every season. Wesley is not Benteke Wesley is Wesley and will try his heart out only time will tell if these players are good enough but let's make Villa Park more relaxed to play at if we go down then so what its not the be and end all we can't win the prem anyway as man city have it like 4eva until they want to stop out spending so let's just enjoy it.




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21 Aug 2019 09:57:31
Nobodys knows about the future mate It might just click we are not playing bad I just would like mistakes cut out and players to step it up a bit more. All we have to do is win 1 game a month and we are safe! Then in January we must buy a striker!