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01 Jan 2021 22:23:39
Never a peno for me, so soft. We need to invest in a striker in January, Watkins looks tired and needs a rest (he's be unbelievable so far this season to be fair) .




17 Aug 2020 16:48:06
Oh great, talk of City wanting Luiz back :- (.




12 Aug 2020 23:07:53
I see the Rashica links have popped up again!




03 Jan 2020 12:22:57
Anybody hearing anything on signings via the grapevine?


{Ed002's Note - Putting aside timing, there has been interest in:
Sam McCallum (LB)
Danny Drinkwater (CM) loan - this might happen this month
Eric Dier (DM) looking unlikely
Pedro (RW/AM) Free Agent in the summer - won't be interested
Michy Batshuayi (S) want a loan but will not be able to buy due to serious financial issues that are going to hit Aston Villa - Chelsea have no interest in letting him go in January with Giroud leaving
Alexander Mitrovic (S) can't see it
Kelechi Iheanacho (S) no chance
Said Benrahma (S) others are keen
Daniel Sturridge (S) last resort}

1.) 03 Jan 2020 14:38:35
Are Villa looking to sell Grealish to counteract the serious financial issues? Is there any interest in him from other premier League clubs?

{Ed002's Note - Not immediately but Jack Grealish will certainly leave if AV are relegated and may need to be sold for FFP reasons regardless. I am not aware of any approach for him.}

2.) 03 Jan 2020 14:39:22
What serious finacial issues with are going to hit Villa? If you are on about FFP we went up spent the tv money so there no issue there and if we stay up the club will get money again. there's a waiting list for season tickets so we are making money that way plus there will be the dead wood players leaving no there no money issues!

{Ed002's Note - Aston Villa have a significant FFP problem as the books are not being balanced.}

3.) 03 Jan 2020 15:40:26
Rubbish books are fine purslow said we are fine at last meeting.

4.) 03 Jan 2020 15:56:02
Dean Smith said today our owners are rich we are not selling Grelish others can look but not touch that was his words not mine. there's no issue with FFP at all Purslow said our club will not be in any financial problems at all with these owners and they want to build the club not sell off its prize assets. These are from actual words from people at Aston Villa so sorry Edd I will go with what they say more. All this talk about relegation sounds like you want us to go down we are not in the bottom 3 are we last time I checked? If we go down yes players will go but you could say that about any club! UTV.

5.) 03 Jan 2020 16:52:56
Ed 002 still awaiting your response to my post, you assert we are in trouble, it was a genuine question where do you get your information that contradicts what purslow is telling us, one of you is right, walkies thinks you have an agenda.

{Ed002's Note - I have not seen your post.}

6.) 03 Jan 2020 17:44:09
Gotta agree with Walkies and Cafu, the owners are minted, minted people have the top lawyers and accountants that can find loopholes iif they are actually needed in our case. Maybe somebody could verify this, if we were to go and buy a £50M striker tomorrow, the selling club wouldn’t get £50M cash straight away, it’s payed over the length of the player’s contract in instalments, so even with us spending £130M in the summer, we haven’t actually handed over £130M yet and definitely not in the financial Year whenever that begins and ends. I guess someone is going to say wages but a fair few players that left or were released were on big money even in the Championship 🤷🏼‍♂️


{Ed001's Note - you clearly do not understand FFP. Waste of time talking about it as none of you have a clue what you are on about.}

7.) 03 Jan 2020 17:50:18
Why is people still on about ffp! Why would club spend 130 million at start of season on hopefully players knowing that they would have to sell the likes of grealish in january it don't make sense . Stop worrying about paper talk . I can't believe we have had complete spine ripped from team need to spend money now and get some top players in . i watched keeper come on for heaton he's a descent keeper so don't think we need one . I think will get midfielder from leeds striker from brentford and either giroud or sturridge and that will be buisness done 👍.

{Ed001's Note - you clearly struggle to read. Grealish would only need to be sold if you are relegated and you spent the money in the hope of avoiding that.}

8.) 03 Jan 2020 17:48:02
The question was the same as my latest post.

{Ed002's Note - Nobody has suggested that Grealish will be sold in January. Why on earth would I have an agenda? Suggestions that the owners are wealthy have nothing whatsoever to do with FFP. I have not idea what Purslow said nor when he said it, but there is a major FFP issue that will cause problems for Aston Villa. It is clear from reading the posts that none of you seem to understand FFP nor what is required to balance the books.}

9.) 03 Jan 2020 18:46:56
Ed002. You answered a questioned moments ago Saying villa have significant problem with ffp . My question is why would they have spent all of there tv rights if they new it was going to get them in trouble with ffp. They are clever buisness man and have brilliant people around me . I was in directors box couple of weeks ago and no one mentioned anything of the sort. If know one understands ffp it might be you mate . Up the villa and do one all haters and clowns.

{Ed002's Note - It has nothing to do with TV rights - the club is loss making and cannot sustain it. Purslow lied to the fans about the stadium in June as they tried to leverage funds by an internal sale of the stadium. The question is complete nonsense.}

10.) 03 Jan 2020 19:00:17
You have to earn more than you spend and in Villas case we are close to it. It don't matter if our owners are rich or not we have to live within our means.

{Ed002's Note - Not taht close, otehrwise they would not have the problems that they do.}

11.) 03 Jan 2020 19:11:11
I must say this is a very emotive subject and I have to agree with you Ed.
I am pretty sure the beast (FFP) will raise its ugly head come the end of the season, the point keeps being raised and that usually means there is something festering away under the surface.
I have seen Purslows statements and he is not going to say we are in trouble is he now.
I did touch on this in a post I submitted on 31st December and nobody responded, as usual, and I felt we would have to sell Grealish to balance any discrepancy in the books.
We still have a problem, of that I have no doubt.

{Ed002's Note - When were the Purslow statements made? Nobody seems concerned that Purslow lied about the sale of the stadium to the owners - even after it had happened.}

12.) 03 Jan 2020 19:13:20
I must admit Ed I'm not too clued up on the mains ins and outs of FFP would this mean we could have points reduction in the PL or if we was to get relegated a points reduction in the Championship or would it be a transfer embargo in the PL if we was to stay up.

{Ed002's Note - I would not want to second guess any punishment if it went that far. Initially the club need to find out the extent of the problem and look at selling players as a solution. The Premier League may not allow the sale of the stadium to another company as acceptable income. It is shady and hence subject to investigation.}

13.) 03 Jan 2020 19:15:05
Yes but isn't the 130 million ( tv rights ) profit . So why would 2 very successful buisness men come into a buisness without there eyes open amd think hold on if we. Spend all this money were in trouble?

{Ed002's Note - You don't understand the finances - it would be far better to concentrate on the football and not the money.}

14.) 03 Jan 2020 19:20:29
March 19th last year mate.

{Ed002's Note - Thanks Dave.}

15.) 03 Jan 2020 19:24:54
Cheers Ed looks like we could be in the right do do then.



01 Jan 2020 20:23:13
Any word on the injuries to Wesley and Heaton - Both looked very bad, a potential season ender for both.

How does this impact January? Are we looking at the need for 5 players? Striker X 2, Midfielder, Winger and goalkeeper?


1.) 01 Jan 2020 21:21:40
There both going for scans tomz yes they both looked bad but dean smith said it might not be as bad but is awaiting a scan to decide on both. With Mcginn out already we definitely need some quality to come in just to help the lads out when wesley went off we had nobody to hold up the ball so it just came back. Name mentioned tonight daniel sturridge i can't see that tho but we do need a tagart man. Time to offload some aswel likes of lansbury an kodjia maybe even kalnic.




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16 May 2021 13:54:50
100% on Smith that, absolute disastrous game management - Ramsey is not a 10, looked lost for the majority of the game. And in the end, throw on the strikers, we lambasted Bruce for that, Smith deserves to be questioned after that match.


1.) 16 May 2021 14:14:32
With you all the way BK, smith watched his team get dominated all that second half and done nothing to change it until it was to late, yes he brought on jack but that didn’t change the flow of the game, like for like don’t change many games, got to switch around formation imo and when u bring jack on you got to get as much ball as possible to him and that didn’t happen either. I just don’t get smith tbh hence why I don’t think he’s the man to bring us further up the table, he’s cost us more points this season than any player has. cash a big loss again and not having Freddie has cost us every time matey has had to come off or miss a game, another game where Doug gave us nothing, being nothing short of disappointing since Xmas apart from 1 or 2 games, I say it once again if we carry this form into next season we will be in a relegation battle next year.

2.) 16 May 2021 14:27:57
Many on here don't like what i say, however whack, John and BK have said what me and others have been saying for months. I will reiterate, tactically we are poor, we have no one in midfield that can do a job and it is both worrying and frustrating that there is absolutely no evidence that our coaches have a clue. So two games to go and we will almost certainly not get anything from them and the season will end like a damp squib. Its a shame but let's be honest, we have problems with lack of quality in terms if players and coaching methods alike.

3.) 16 May 2021 15:35:42
any manager watching that who is happy with what he sees clearly has very little clue how to change it, he’s a decent manager but not and won’t be a great one, to many of the teams below us have schooled him this year, I don’t have much faith in the guy but I see no point replacing him with an average joe it needs to be a big appointment to take us to the next level or else we just sit back and be happy to be in the premier league, hats off to MB and Leeds the way they play when both winning and losing its great to see it and I’d love us to play with the same energy.



16 May 2021 11:22:27
Looking at that starting 11 and bench, if Chukwuemeka doesn't get minutes today I think we can accept it won't happen this season lads. Won't have a better chance than today to give him some time.


1.) 16 May 2021 14:43:56
Yes allyp it is just you, O thought defensively we were total pants with Hause and Konsa so close together and winning very little.

2.) 16 May 2021 21:49:24
Pluffy, I saw it a bit differently, think 90% of the time our defence did their job, we had 20+ attempts at goal and scored 2, my maths makes that they were less than 10% effective, our defence didn’t lose us that game, statistically speaking. 🤔




01 May 2021 21:54:25
Credit where credit is due, Barkley was excellent tonight! Hopefully this is the template for the rest of the season!

Also, Ollie Watkins is sensational, what a player he is lads!


1.) 01 May 2021 22:20:11
I love him BK, he has it all.



29 Apr 2021 13:56:43
Am I seriously seeing some Villa fans on Twitter against signing Tammy Abraham in the summer for 40M?

What's the thoughts on the site lads?

For me, if he's available at 40M it's a no brainer - Think he would absolutely smash it in the current Villa side nevermind the much improved side we will start next season with.


1.) 29 Apr 2021 14:36:29
When Barkley is valued at the same price and Tammy is 3 years younger and actually gives a s##t when he plays its a yes for me. Him and Ollie could forge a very promising partnership that we haven't seen since prime Gabby and Carew- who's still bigger than me and you 😁, and Saunders and Atkinson (that's Dean and Dalian, not the two Ronnie's 🤓🤓) 👍.

2.) 29 Apr 2021 15:04:39
BK, what would you prefer to see if we sign Tammy?
Playing both Ollie and Tammy together or using them in rotation, and sticking with the same 4-2-3-1 formation
I would go with playing both of them, Ollie has a knack of drifting out wide to great effect, and takes central defenders with him when he does this. This I think would create a lot of space and opportunities for Tammy. I’m sure Tammy would benefit enormously from Ollie’s selfless and intelligent mouvement.
In a deflated market though following the losses in revenues this season, 40 million does seem a bit on the high side for me. When you consider what we paid for Ollie, and for me he is the better all round player. Tammy is probably a better chance taker than Ollie, but Ollie has so many elements to his game, that Tammy somewhat lacks.
Playing them in tandem though, I think they would compliment each other, and so I would be all for getting him in, but hopefully for a bit less than 40 million.

3.) 29 Apr 2021 15:36:29
Tell them we'll give them 10m and promise to keep Barkley, he can help out selling programs outside the ground or give Jack some fashion tips. Winner winner chicken dinner, they'll snap our bloody hands off 🤣🤣🤣🤣.

4.) 29 Apr 2021 16:02:35
I like Tammy but I don’t see Deano playing with two up top any time soon, he does seem stubbornly wedded to the 4-2-3-1 type of system so if we do sign him, then it means moving Watkins out wide and whilst I know he has played there before for both Brentford and Exeter I am not sure it’s where you will get the best out of him. The other thing is we currently have wide players and full backs who deliver quality crosses into the box which is an area which we haven’t exploited particularly well and that isn’t a particular strength of Tammy’s either, so if I am honest I think I would rather we signed an old fashioned type of centre forward who is good in the air, holds the ball up well and bullies centre backs, someone a bit like Davis but more prolific, as much as anything else it gives us someone who we can give us a Plan B alternative when the original game plan isn’t working which is something I think most of us have said is something which has been sadly lacking this season.

5.) 29 Apr 2021 17:15:02
Mark, I think what Tammy would offer is a different player to what we have - Watkins offers energy and movement but maybe lacks that killer instinct in front of goal (not a criticism, I love the guy), Wesley is powerful and offers a plan B, but Tammy is a goal poacher and in this team would clean up.

He would also give us options, let's be honest Smith isn't changing his favoured formation but Tammy would allow Watkins to play left of the forward line on occasion with Grealish more central. And if needed at times during games we could go 2 up top.

Most of all though, it offers competition for places and that is something we are seriously lacking in this team, our best 11 picks itself every week, no questions asked. Drop a few Tammy Abraham-esque signings in certain positions and watch complacency rates drop dramatically.

Really excited about this summer, think we will make some big moves and push on again next season.



10 Apr 2021 17:01:02
How Davis didn't get a run out today is beyond me lads! Those CBs of Liverpool were there for the taking and instead we went with Barkley, who hasn't played in weeks and Barkley broke a sweat - So, so, frustrating as Liverpool were there for the taking today.


1.) 10 Apr 2021 17:10:17
I would've liked to see Davis too but I think Smith felt the pressure to not make the same substitution as last week for fear of being accused of making the same subs every week.

2.) 10 Apr 2021 17:12:45
If Barkley can’t even lift his game against Liverpool it must be over for him surely. I hope it’s the last time we see him in a Villa shirt personally. Agree BK, Davis should have been used, I would imagine he feels totally disillusioned. I can’t help feeling if it had been Barkley who had come on against Fulham and made such an impact, Deano would have put him straight in the starting 11 today. 😤.

3.) 10 Apr 2021 17:12:57
To be fair Ramsey did a great defensive job on Barkley just before their goal.
Davis should have been the first sub but other than his first touch I thought Barkley was closer to the Barkley we want (still needs to close down better) .

4.) 10 Apr 2021 17:33:42
The only Barkley I want to see rk is the one back in a Chelsea shirt.

5.) 10 Apr 2021 17:37:40
RK are you Barkley's agent? He runs less than a dog with 3 legs and has the touch of a baby hippo opening a pack of biscuits. His head has completely gone as has his passion for football looking at his body language (tho I'm no expert before I get pulled up on it)

6.) 10 Apr 2021 17:47:38
I've been one of Barkleys biggest critics but I think it's a tad unfair to slate him when he was more effective than the other subs and 4-5 of the starters.
We were sloppy trying to rush a few passes but until the subs we had an OK gameplan that was let down by that sloppiness.
My position is to go back to a 6 and 2 8's. Burnley have proven 4-4-2 for a whole game doesn't work consistently but 2 6's is causing us problems in the fact there isn't one taking the bull by the horns.
Nakamba can be the 6 as long as a ball player actually puts himself into space rather than hiding in the centre and expecting us to pass through an opponent.

7.) 10 Apr 2021 18:28:08
Sloppiness, what category does that fall into rk.

8.) 10 Apr 2021 18:34:06
I didn't say he was world class, just closer than he has been. You can't deny Ramsey tackled Barkley the time he got himself into a very good position and he did more in creating chances than half the others in his time on the pitch.
Is it enough to me up for his previous performances? Not yet but as I stated, it was moving in the right direction.
It's almost like some people never learnt how to read sometimes.

9.) 10 Apr 2021 18:56:40
Care to explain your question Dave as it makes zero sense.
Back to my previous comment of reading I had already explained it came from rushing passes.
Sloppiness and gameplan are not mutually exclusive. Setup can be fine but passes misplaced and setup can be bad but a worldy pass or shot cover up the cracks.

10.) 10 Apr 2021 19:46:46
Yes rk, we keep making excuses for our performances.
Lack of concentration, sloppiness, people should understand that at times it is a lack of quality.

11.) 10 Apr 2021 21:30:07
Dave sadly you are wasting your time, please don't have the audacity to criticise, what is served up should be accepted without question.

12.) 10 Apr 2021 23:21:51
It wasn't criticism at the time though scot, it was a meaningless question that had no relevance.
Please enlighten me as to where I said everything was hunky dory you cretin.
Some of us analyse moments in the game, good and bad. If we think something could have been done we offer up an actual option. I don't think anybody thinks we're playing brilliantly but at the same time we're still serving up more than half the league despite our poor form.




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17 Aug 2020 17:12:45
If the buyback clause is 25M then that is disgracefully low. Smith gave the impression it was a substantial figure so I assumed it was 40M+. What do you get for 25M these days, not somebody who can replace Luiz that is for sure.


{Ed002's Note - The player cannot be forced to move.}



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26 Jan 2020 10:22:39
By all accounts the Blues player is something special lads, already a first team player. The 25M valuation comes from the fact it's United after him, I'm sure if a less desperate team were in for him the valuation wouldn't be as ridiculous!




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10 Jan 2020 09:36:26
Believe it when I see it sadly!




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05 Jan 2020 13:07:57
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29 Dec 2019 08:12:57
Tom, sorry, that's harsh - We have been found out, teams know how we will set up and how to get through us - I can understand your frustration but there is a squad good enough to stay up there! Especially with a few good additions, I think Smith has the Burnley game (which I expect us to lose) .





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18 May 2021 12:06:27
Makes sense John, if we can find some Mahrez or Kante-esque gems for low value then that would be fantastic, especially in non priority areas like CB and LB. I'd be very disappointed if we are not looking at established names for key areas though, we need to add genuine quality to this 11 as it's been distinctly lacking in 2021 so far.




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17 May 2021 23:14:57
I'd be surprised if we were looking for diamonds in the rough after Smith's comments regarding exciting signings - We will absolutely be using data driven analytics as a scouting tool given the restructuring of the backroom staff recently but I can't see us looking at potential rather than proven talent this summer. For me this window will be about adding guaranteed talent to our ranks.




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17 May 2021 18:00:53
Yeah, think that 260M figure is absolute BS but I do expect us to spend big in the summer - Could see 150M dropped on 4 or 5 players, think this summer is about quality additions. Think we will see a striker, RW, 10 and HMF come in, and perhaps competition at LB and CB.




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16 May 2021 19:29:00
Agreed! Next season will be when we see the real Smith, for better or worse. He needs one more window.




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16 May 2021 15:43:21
Where do you sit on Smith Chris? I'm torn, we've seen upward mobility since he arrived but the same issues keep rearing their heads - He deserves to start next season as manager but I just wonder how long be will get if this form continues into the 21/ 22 campaign.