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08 Sep 2020 08:09:29
G-day boys and girls, hope all is well, thanks for the comments (and sledging ), so now it looks like brewster and king are becoming our prime targets, worth the punt?, have to say yep, and having the squad dynamic more towards the young end is obviously the go, but I still think we need a seasoned, irritating, awkward striker with the smarts to buy us time, free kicks and the odd penalty or 2!, everyone will have their own idea but me I'd like to see ashley barnes wearing the colours, also maybe we're not spending as much as we could now so we have a bigger war chest for January?,

if true I'm not sure whether that shows us being prudent or a bit nervous of how we'll get on! -and on a side note, how you keeping Allyp, hope them blue lights in your rear view mirror still keep your dukes of hazard driving abilities in top working order guvnor! -and as for meeting up to get some tucker, only the awarding missing burger van will do!

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1.) 08 Sep 2020 08:21:41
I don't think Ashley Barnes is the signing we need. I personally think he fits a very specific role in a very specific tactic at Burnley and we would not be able to offer him the same role and tactic.


2.) 08 Sep 2020 10:51:15
Fair comment lewisd21,but I'd still give him a go if we got him cheap enough-the crazy fool that I am! -who would you go for captain?


3.) 08 Sep 2020 13:33:08
I was excited about the idea of Wilson but that's now off the cards. King is a good player and maybe he will start scoring? I know he hasn't got the greatest goalscoring record at the moment though.


4.) 08 Sep 2020 14:01:26
I still don’t see how king is better than Wesley his scoring record is no better, and he’s not at the age where there’s scope for improvement.


 

 

05 Sep 2020 08:33:56
So, we have released a young Dutch forward called odutayo who's 19 and can play on the wings as well, apparently did well at 19 and 23 level and was well regarded? -but now we have released him and he's on trial at Sheffield Wednesday, but my mate told me that Brucey likes the look of him and will maybe make a move for him,

now maybe there are reasons behind the scenes we don't know about, but a ratio of 1 in 5 goals a games isn't too shabby for me, and the fact Brucey is circling tells me he must have something about him, so what's the point of the youth academy if you release them, how come deano isn't giving youth a chance,

and the answer is he has no interest in doing so, the academy has never really been paramount to us so what's the point, yeah sure we've recruited big again to 'make'it work but like some on here have said before, it never pulls it's wait and all we do is loan them out, maybe it'll change under new 'management' but if you listen to what some ex-youth team players say,

the most you can hope for is the pinnacle of the reserves, hardly inspiring, I just think we're missing a trick here and more to the point, not inspiring our next generation to be all they can be because they've no chance of progression, seems a bit dim, but there you go.

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1.) 05 Sep 2020 09:13:17
So after signing some of top talent in Europe and everyone very happy with where the youth academy is going and the effort being put into it, you are not happy on the basis that we have let go of someone whom up until today you and 99% of Villa fans have never heard of, with a record a lot worse than players such as Murphy, who has failed to make it. And to bring it all together, your backing this up with the opinion of a man who refused to play any youth players in his time at Villa, and proceeded to sign Hogan, Bree, Samba, Lansbury . the list goes on. Real talent spotter there.

If you want to be angry about something, or find your weekly topic to moan about, at least pick something with some substance.


2.) 05 Sep 2020 11:10:26
Odutayo only had a good record at U18. His form plummeted for the 23s which is why he was let go. If he couldn't step up to that level then he was never likely to make the first team at Prem level.


3.) 05 Sep 2020 12:29:48
I think the academy is moving on to better things to be honest mate that's why he's been let go.


4.) 05 Sep 2020 19:50:50
I do hope 2 or 3 of the younger lads do work their way through fairly soon. It can only be healthy for the club.

Vassilev aside, Kesler, Ramsey (Snr! ) and Barry appear to be particularly well thought of, whilst the new boy, Chrisene, is very highly regarded. Then there’s Chuckwuemeka, Philogene-Bidace, Bridge, Ramsey Jnr. There must be a good two to two and half dozen, all carrying good to high expectations with the coaching staff.

I agree with Chris and Naturalvillan, the youth set up appears to have certainly risen a few notes following a fairly heavy clear out and fresh recruitment run.


5.) 05 Sep 2020 21:14:45
I hope your all right about the academy, but odutayo apparently was turning out to be more of a number 10 but because we have other options he lost out, the fact he's been courted straight away after release and the fact Bruce is circling for me tells a story, I hope he does well and I just hope the academy earns it's keep now, and on a side note, callum Wilson is another Darren Anderton, let the bar codes have him.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 07:02:56
Any of you heard we might be looking at Solanke? don't know whether it's true.

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1.) 01 Sep 2020 09:16:50
I sincerely hope not.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 16:11:52
In bound at the villa.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 19:28:20
Solanke has really struggled at Bournemouth and quickly became a bench warmer. Not one for us, at least not at this point in his career.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 22:44:23
Haven’t seen anything re: Solanke, but does seem there’s some substance to the links with Callum Wilson. If the price was right for him, and we get Benrahma and Watkins (🤞🏼), then that’s a good all round upgrade for our forward line.


 

 

29 Aug 2020 10:41:04
Does anyone know if deano is on holidays?, a mate who supports f'lam (that's Fulham to you and me who aren't posh! ) has been taking great joy in hinting they're willing to pay more than us with add-ons and salary, if we're not careful they'll nip in, deano needs to start schmoozing quickly and decide whether he goes for watkins or goes elsewhere, what are they doing, this lange fella needs to show some steel, get it over the line or move on, limbo is not what we need to be happening here.

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1.) 29 Aug 2020 13:14:47
Patience 82, judge the recruitment at the end of the transfer window, and keep your pistols in the drawer for now mate.


2.) 29 Aug 2020 13:03:15
If he is on hols then I am sure Purslow will be in touch with him.


3.) 29 Aug 2020 14:39:26
Do you really think it hasn’t already been decided?


4.) 30 Aug 2020 10:52:39
Nah he is right. We have been faffing around for a while and it looks like wolves might nip in to take Matty Cash off of us. We are too slow and we are paying the price.

I don't understand why we don't jist smash out 40 for edoard. The kids class.

If reports are true and we really do have 100 mill to spend we should ne closing deals earlier at what cluns are asking and be done with the deal quickly. Pinching the pennies costs more in the long run when you get into auction backing and forwarding and even more costly when we don't end up with a striker.


 

 

28 Aug 2020 12:03:50
The watkins to Fulham rumour gathers pace, it's almost as if Brentford were trying to start a Dutch auction, those rascals!

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25 Sep 2020 14:14:36
Further to what I said about getting 2 senior defenders in who may not have pace and it not making sense against teams who play with pace, John Terry never had any pace but he Marshalled their defence like a quarterback and I'm pretty sure they did quite well with that set up as I remember! - what I mean is the younger ones do the chasing, and one is the general, ready 2 mop up after, but it's just a thought.

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1.) 25 Sep 2020 18:21:44
Can’t argue with that 82, what people forget is it seems that most teams play with 1 striker now, 2 centre halves vs 1 striker, 1 with pace, 1 with positional sense is more than enough

UTV.


2.) 25 Sep 2020 21:23:34
Allyp1972-yep, your on the money there, that's what worries me about deans, I guarantee you jt will have been bending his ear about this but deano seems blinkered, so the question again arises, what system is his favourite, because he seems caught in 2 minds, hopefully shakey will intervene and coble something that works, I'm off for a bottle or 2 of barley wine, have an easy one Ally, and hopefully a player or 2 might sign up, you never know! watch out for them shandys' mate, 2 of them and I'm frank sinatra on helium all over again, and the Mrs is so proud of me when out in public! UTV!


3.) 25 Sep 2020 21:41:44
This is a recurring point, a leader/ reader at the back.
The pitch leader. A second McGrath.
Mings and Konsa work well but we are still vulnerable to the through ball as we don't have the third man.

It almost seems that we seldom play the quick ball from the back line and don't defend the quick ball over the defence from the opposition.

This position is our weak spot for the last few seasons.
There was talk about some guy named Chancellor? that seemed to fit the bill. Perhaps this might still be on the books.


 

 

23 Sep 2020 14:52:27
We need a commanding defender or 2, probably on loan (with a view to buy), why not rudiger from chelski, he needs regular football to stay in German squad and get a big move, we need cover till we sort something out in January or next summer (buy some time) so for me, the player wins and so do we and chelski, they contribute to his wages and we all crack on, just a thought.

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1.) 23 Sep 2020 17:48:11
I kinda agree with ya 82, I think Mings and Konsa going to serve us well for a few years though, just wish they’d cut out that passing it out from the box and accross the box, better teams than Sheff Utd woulda punished us, seems the holy grail of centre halves now is ball playing 1’s, give me Teale or Laursen any day of the week 👍🏻

UTV.


2.) 23 Sep 2020 22:47:10
Ah you remembered Shaun Teale there Allylp, good call, for me, apart from God, I was a massive fan of Dereck Mountfield, and of course Ugo, and lol things look better going back, but I measure every manager now by just how they measure up to Big Ron Atkinson and the excitement level he brought to the club, i 'm going to have to invent a time machine I reckon fella!


 

 

15 Sep 2020 15:57:53
Guilbert made available for transfer, the logic being?

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1.) 15 Sep 2020 16:10:17
It’s daft personally get rid of el mohammed and keep him 10x the player and a lot younger.


2.) 15 Sep 2020 16:17:58
82, I think its because we feel we have the defensive/ attacking flair that`s needed in Matty and Elmo.
As the last few days have shown us, I don`t think we know how things are behind the scenes, maybe they feel Guilbert has reached his potential.
Other than that I really don`t know mate.


3.) 15 Sep 2020 16:19:28
But did Percy report this? or Greg? otherwise it’s BS😂.


4.) 15 Sep 2020 18:51:14
Alas. Percy did report it. Fred one of half-a-dozen players listed that were making available. The others are no surprise (Kalinic, Nyland, Jota, Lansbury. and Samatta IF we sign another striker) .

Not sure Smith trusts Guilbert. As brilliant as he was in that Arsenal game, and despite his pace and love of a tackle. there were also games like Leicester in the league when he was hopelessly out of position it felt like for the whole game, and Harvey Barnes had him for breakfast. Cash will prove to be much better, I’m sure. And Elmo understudy this year with Kesler hopefully getting some involvement to maybe in contention next year.


 

 

14 Sep 2020 20:29:07
Rushock says he needs time = please can someone else come in for me, time to walk away.

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09 Sep 2020 14:36:57
would any of you take a punt on Danny rose on loan, was an attacking midfielder at the spuds and i was thinking could we convert him back or with his speed, play him on the wing, which he also did at the spuds, my thinking being if ever we need defensive cover he then becomes a 2 for 1,just a thought.

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1.) 09 Sep 2020 15:16:49
That`s a good shout 82, but I think he wants to move abroad mate.
I don`t think all is well with him, he has voiced his discontent with the game before on a couple of occasions, maybe worth a try though.


2.) 09 Sep 2020 17:15:43
Good shout, surprised we didn’t take him in January .
Targett needs to be pushed and we could fund this by selling Taylor.
Both sides would look balanced at the back, just need to replace Trez and El Ghazi next and add quality to support Luiz.
3 players at around 75 million, with Samatta, Lansbury, Elmo, Taylor, , plus 2 keepers, would take our net spend to around 100 million.
Please board get those wide men in quickly.


3.) 10 Sep 2020 16:18:41
Although he'd be a slight upgrade i don't think rose is a good fit for any team he's a miserable sausage never happy with anything and after watching the spurs doc i don't think we need a whiny child to upset the ranks tbh👊🏻.


 

 

 

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24 Sep 2020 10:49:17
Don't you boys fancy drinkwater for another season? I'm shocked!

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24 Sep 2020 10:47:48
Haven't you heard walkies, he's coming back for 1 more season, but only if his vertigo doesn't flare up again.

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14 Sep 2020 10:32:24
Have a look at tea ore skills on youtube, and what strikes me is how selfish he is, ups all about him, I can't wait to see minds explaining the concept of team player to him!

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12 Sep 2020 20:04:01
Great, that'll be 5 goalkeepers on the books, hopefully we've got 1 or 2 going out the door.

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10 Sep 2020 14:36:33
Troy deeney-well, we all love a pantomime villian (extra points surely for word association, come on! ) don't we!

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25 Sep 2020 21:23:34
Allyp1972-yep, your on the money there, that's what worries me about deans, I guarantee you jt will have been bending his ear about this but deano seems blinkered, so the question again arises, what system is his favourite, because he seems caught in 2 minds, hopefully shakey will intervene and coble something that works, I'm off for a bottle or 2 of barley wine, have an easy one Ally, and hopefully a player or 2 might sign up, you never know! watch out for them shandys' mate, 2 of them and I'm frank sinatra on helium all over again, and the Mrs is so proud of me when out in public! UTV!

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25 Sep 2020 09:52:55
Davedean82 - we looked good tonight, but with our lack of defensive quality we'll get found out big time against teams that play at pace, and because we have no real leader (yes mings springs to mind, but that's not enough) I hope we bring in an old battle horse, a Craig Dawson or wes Morgan type, as in maybe not the best but it's what they bring to team in spirit and grit that matters, hopefully we'll do something before the window closes, I'd rather have an experienced defender than another one with 'potential', personally I'd bring in 2 old warriors and rotate them, but each to their own, maybe deano will surprise us all!

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23 Sep 2020 22:47:10
Ah you remembered Shaun Teale there Allylp, good call, for me, apart from God, I was a massive fan of Dereck Mountfield, and of course Ugo, and lol things look better going back, but I measure every manager now by just how they measure up to Big Ron Atkinson and the excitement level he brought to the club, i 'm going to have to invent a time machine I reckon fella!

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20 Sep 2020 15:34:56
The ox, good player, but Injury prone.

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12 Sep 2020 10:54:16
Great on the field, questionable off field behaviour, and lampard isn't happy with his lack of application, could do more with all his talent., maybe regular first team football with us might work, but I fear his 100 thousand + weekly pay is above us, especially if he starts to coast along, as is the way at chelski at the moment.

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