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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.



16 Jun 2018 15:21:33
I have kept quiet on here lately because what is there to say the club I love is basicially ruined all our best players are gona go we will only be left with the rubbish I have no faith in the manager and the owner who we all loved as turned out to be a liar and a fraud. The biggest challenge will be trying to stay up and pay our bills. How the hell as this been aloud to happen when the panel look into a owner it should take months because there's to many bad owners aloud to come into clubs an ruin them. I am sorry to moan but I can't see where or what the clubs trying to do anymore.


1.) 16 Jun 2018 18:11:35
Hi wtw. Tony was state backed mate. That's why all the big talk of being the biggest in China and going for all these trophy s because it was in China's best interest to back villa as it is there investment. Dr t is no more than a front man. Problem is we did not go up and they have lost interest and pulled the plug on finances for us. Hence where we now find ourselves. Dr t is a mate of the pres of China. He's not a massive wealthy man. All smoke and mirrors mate. We was one of the richest teams in world till they pulled plug.

2.) 16 Jun 2018 22:43:56
I am just gutted mate. I can't see a way out of it I am hoping somebody helps us out if his can't run the club why don't he sell it.

3.) 16 Jun 2018 23:49:30
I think he will mate. I've herd he is offering it to anyone he can but wants 80 mil and most only want to pay around half that with the hole we in.




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08 Jul 2018 15:28:07
Where does everybody think Aston Villa will finish?


1.) 08 Jul 2018 16:26:38
Mid-table at best.

2.) 08 Jul 2018 16:50:38
We will just avoid relegation.

3.) 08 Jul 2018 17:32:58
Difficult as we don't know which div.
However I think we still have a very good squad which should be able to hold their own.
It will depend on Bruce and is he willing to change his style to give the people we have a chance to play to individual strengths.
We have just seen examples by national team of how to play a route 1 ball, also getting the ball into the box from the wings as soon as possible.
Don't give the opposition defence time to think.
I am hopeful for next season. We have good players, just a dinosaur dictating the style of play.

4.) 08 Jul 2018 17:49:48
Good point about which div we will be in,
Have said I think administration could well be on the cards with a 12 points deducted,
Also agree about bruce he much change to a more adventurous approach to games,
But can't see him changing to be fair,
More of the same I'm afraid to say,

5.) 08 Jul 2018 19:14:47
6th. And win the playoffs.

6.) 08 Jul 2018 19:23:37
We will finish in the bottom 24 and I'm 100% certain of that.

7.) 09 Jul 2018 16:23:28
with only 24 teams in the division how can you possibly disagree that we will be in the bottom 24?



06 Jul 2018 23:37:47
Great statement from Dr. Tony sound like his finially runing the club properly. My View is any business should make profit b4 you can spend Hence the FFP only spending what u bring in. In order to keep the business runing successfully. If you spend beond your means your asking for trouble in any business. We havnt got any loans we have a huge squad sell some and live to your means. 1 thing i will add is Bruce in a old head in the game didn't alarm bells ring to him when he saw how big the squad was and the wages there on? He as a manager should of acted. Dr. tony is doing the right thing finially better late then never only spend what you can afford.




02 Jul 2018 02:07:44
This summer i am the most underwhelmed I have ever been as a Villa fan but it can't get any worse so things can only get better. What ever happens, we will never die and I will always be there. We have players just play them and give them ago! UTV.


1.) 02 Jul 2018 07:00:07
Ever the positive I think this could be out defining summer. Yes we have no money. yes players will leave. but come the start of the season we will have a young, hungry team that are playing to prove they can and playing for a shirt that gave them that chance. A chance of a future, not just a chance of a final pay day.



08 Jun 2018 14:41:35
No matter what happens to Aston Villa no matter how rich or poor we are or what league we are in no matter what owner I will be there UTV.


1.) 08 Jun 2018 16:05:38
Here here sir as a new member i totally agree onwards and upwards utv.



03 Jun 2018 00:17:14
Ok people Ratings time out of ten what do your rate our chairman since being here? Now how do you rate Bruce out of ten? Also what could we improve on at Villa park? How do you rate our players out of ten? Also how do you rate our coaches out of ten? UTV.


1.) 03 Jun 2018 09:57:51
No need to rate everybody all I know my great club are in the mire full stop,

2.) 03 Jun 2018 12:47:25
Walkies, Iv never seen anybody come up with, so many different ways of saying the same thing .

3.) 03 Jun 2018 22:04:19
Bruce 6 xia 2.




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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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06 Jul 2018 06:42:07
Daniel Levy is the best chairman in the business mate reminds me how Doug Ellis used to be a proper man running a proper football club. If I was buying Grealish I would wait and buy him on deadline day as everyday goes buy Villa are closer to being bankrupt so why pay top whack for him?

At the end of the day, if we had this sort of chairman we wouldn't be in this mess. I love the Villa but since Ellis sold the club its not been ran the right way you need football people running it. I would love us to be ok but after sacking round selling any future transfer fees on just to cope with wages eventually. i am expecting to be deducted points unless he sells which he doesn't want to do.

Gutted to see these players go mate and its 1 deal where Grealish in years to come I don't doubt for 1 sec will be worth 100 million maybe go to Madrid with the right people round him he will go all the way. As for us unless Tony Xia sells we are in trouble and same as Randy Lerner its all our own fault. its us fans tho that really hurt owners, managers, players they move on we are the ones left with the mess.




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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.





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09 Jul 2018 18:44:15
Villa4eva, Villadaz just doesn't like admitting his manager failed with the best squad in the league. now there all taking aim at dr. tony whose only crime is backing the wrong manager. I mean Bruce brought Hogan and don't play him and before bruce come people loved ross mcormack. BRUCE CLUELESS.




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06 Jul 2018 19:56:11
mine Gk Bunn rbk Elmo Lbk hutton cbks Chester and Elphick. wingers Green and Albert cmids hourilane Bjarnson Ohare Striker Kodjia. 4 5 1.




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04 Jul 2018 21:19:02
VillaCotty I 100 Percent agree with you but he shouldn't of picked both managers so in that way its his fault. The manager is your biggest signing.




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04 Jul 2018 15:44:54
What is going on, fed up now.




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03 Jul 2018 11:49:33
main bob its 31st of Aug. I no it looks bleak but we still have our players at the mo plus a good young side. We all know the bad points mate but like u I will be there no matter what happens away sceme as sold out now aswel. WE SUPPORT U EVER MORE.