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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.



10 Oct 2018 22:55:01
Fantastic appointment, great to have JT back - Now let's get our defence sorted and kick on, we will certainly score bucket loada under Smith - Kodjia, Tammy and a rejuvenated Hogan, watch out Championship!


1.) 12 Oct 2018 14:22:52
my fingers have been crossed for decades i think they're stuck like it!




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16 Sep 2020 23:40:36
Where have these Barkley links came from? Personally I'd love him to join Villa, this would be a serious 11 :-)


Cash Konsa Mings Targett

Barkley, Luiz, McGinn

Rashica Watkins Grealish.


1.) 17 Sep 2020 11:53:53
What about Traore, on his day he is superb.

2.) 17 Sep 2020 14:44:51
Dave I don’t see Barkley signing, particularly if we sign Traore and Rashica as he won’t be in our first choice midfield in a kind of way isn’t that a nice thought that someone as good a player as Barkley is not making our first choice midfield. As I put on the rumours page why would he join us if all you are doing is warming the bench he can do that with Chelsea and in all probability on more money.

3.) 17 Sep 2020 17:25:57
No I agree with you John, the point I was trying to make was that we have heard nothing about any interest in Barkley at all, yet we are trying hypothetically to accommodate him in the team.
I know its only fun, but I tend to try and be realistic mate.



13 Aug 2020 18:14:17
What's people's thoughts on the Cantwell links? Can see the logic, think he would interchange with Jack really well - Would be an exciting 11 :-)


Guilbert, Konsa, Mings, Target

McGinn, Luiz

Rashica, Grealish, Cantwell



1.) 13 Aug 2020 19:20:10
It is getting a bit monotonous with all the different player links to be honest BK, as usual we are linked with everyone who has two legs.
Its fun I know, but the different opinions and nominations, are getting a bit tedious.
I should start a book, and take bets on who is closest to our finished team.
One thing I will add, and that is if we get Rashica, him and Grealish could do some serious damage next season.

2.) 13 Aug 2020 19:37:55
Ah it's silly season Dave but I love the speculation, Rashica talk just won't go away and the longer it drags on the more confident I am he will sign. Blind optimism maybe :-)

3.) 13 Aug 2020 20:05:29
I’m worried the Rashica rumour is just to put a rocket up the arse of Leipzig and Dortmund, hope I’m wrong.

As for Cantwell, I seriously hope we aren’t in for him, he is a good player, however he is absolutely unbearable. The stupid dancing, his whole demeanour, the post about how he knows he can take the weight of the famous Norwich number 14 shirt? ( who you filling the boots of mate Anthony pilkington😂) would much much much prefer Buendia.

4.) 13 Aug 2020 21:26:25
I’m with you Chris I think the Rashica thing is as you say designed to get the 2 Bundesliga clubs to pull there fingers out and get a deal done. It strikes me he would be the ideal replacement for Sancho at Dortmund. I hope I am wrong because all you guys are raving about him whereas I haven’t seen him play to be totally honest.



31 Jul 2020 16:15:42
What's happening with Ryan Fraser? Surely he is a player we have to be interested in? Free transfer.


1.) 31 Jul 2020 16:36:58
Good shout BK, apparently Moyes is after him and Newcastle are also showing an interest.
At 26, and a free agent surely worth consideration.

2.) 31 Jul 2020 18:51:22
I heard he is really good mates with McGinn, not sure if true but if it is John needs to go on the charm offensive :-)

3.) 31 Jul 2020 19:24:42
Tottenham or Arsenal bound so the rumours would have you believe.

4.) 31 Jul 2020 22:23:23
The type of player we don’t want. Bad apple.

5.) 01 Aug 2020 09:08:37
I am with you avfcdan when Bournemouth really needed him he refused to play not a team player wherever he goes they are welcome to him.



27 Jul 2020 04:26:17
Transfer window will be dictated by whether or not Grealish stays - For me, we need 7 players if he goes.

1 X RB
1 X LB
1 X CB
1 X MF
2 X Winger
1 X Striker

Suggestions (Think these would solve the main issue we have, lack of pace)

RB - Max Aaron's
LB - Jordan Amavi :-)
CB - Nathan Collins
MF - Eberechi Eze
Wingers - Sarr and Saïd Benrahma
ST - Alfredo Morelos


Aarons, Konsa, Mings, Amavi

Luiz, McGinn,

Sarr, Eze, Benrahma



1.) 27 Jul 2020 09:29:03
I might take issue with some of your choices BK1982 but I think 7 is about the right number of players we need. However to secure that number of players and with the right quality then I think we will need to sell Jack and some of the fringe players as I don’t think we can expect the owners to keep shelling out money as they have up until now and we also need to be aware of the FFP implications as in a lot of people’s opinions we are heading for some trouble if we are not careful.

I also think we need to recruit more from the UK market then we have up to now and that’s purely down to the time it takes players to adjust to the pace and power of the league I don’t think any of our overseas recruits could be regarded as successes and whilst UK based players might be more expensive initially if they help keep us in the Prem then it’s a price worth paying .

2.) 27 Jul 2020 11:30:39
What’s wrong with Guilbert?

3.) 27 Jul 2020 16:36:52
Nothing particularly Chris, or Targett - We just need to add some quality to the team and have competition for places.

Looks like Bayern are after Aarons so that's one suggestion out the window Ha Ha!



21 Jul 2020 22:26:59
WOW - Got to give Smith credit, I've criticised his game management but he got it spot on tonight, he made obvious changes in formations that effected the game! Well done Deano and team!





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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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30 Sep 2020 18:50:31
That's a beautiful team Dave :-) Don't forget Wesley and Heaton will be back soon, add a striker / winger (King) to that team and it's a very strong side!




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30 Sep 2020 13:17:20
Serious business Chris, can't recall a better transfer window - Smith deserves massive credit, I've been a critic of his but he has really turned things around post lockdown. Now if we can get a striker in, Diego Costa anybody Ha Ha?

Also worth noting the business we are doing in the academy, the future is really bright under our new owners!




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30 Sep 2020 07:51:01
Agreed John, think everybody could see this was a non runner for a while now - I'm sure the club have moved on to other targets by now.




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29 Sep 2020 23:14:48
I'd agree with this sentiment, Villa are either all out attack or all out defence - We never seem to dictate the pace of the game, put out foot on the ball and maintain possession. But. recently that has been working for us.

I was speaking to a friend of mine last week, massive Liverpool and Ireland fan, he was raving about Hourihane and he laughed at me when I said "take goals and assists out of his game and what does he contribute"? That might sound stupid but I just feel the top midfielders are able to dictate the pace of the game and this is something he is lacking, he doesn't score or assist every week and in those scenarios you need your MF to add value in other ways. For me Hourihane would be better served as an impact sub and we need another body in the first 11 that can add what we are missing, composure in the centre of the park.




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27 Sep 2020 22:00:32
Be amazed if we secured Édouard, would be an incredible signing - If I was a betting man I think Josh King will be the forward player we sign (Rashica just seems unnecessarily complicated now) . Think we need a MF as well, Ramsey looks the real deal but we need bodies, if we could get Barkley I'd be delighted.