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Where from: Lichfield


Favourite player: George Best


Best team moment: Winning the European cup


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10 Mar 2020 08:21:42
Championship here we come.

Can someone explain why when we have an ex England centre half on our coaching staff we can't defend set pieces?

Villajohn

1.) 11 Mar 2020 02:32:12
Easy- when you have a manager who ignores advice and goes 'zonal 'no matter what, the results literally DO speak for themselves.


2.) 11 Mar 2020 13:36:20
I do get that Classof82 but at the start of the season we were defending better than we are now, same players and yet at the moment it looks like every time the opposition attacks we look like we are going to concede. I could have understood that more if that was happening at the start of the season whilst the new players were bedding in but not now.


3.) 11 Mar 2020 15:04:46
Villa haven't played well in 24 years. Don't delude yourself, Villajohn. Just face it. It's Championship next season. No manager in the world would want to have the responsibility of the club. Wonder why? Maybe because it's the most overrated club in the Premiership, and therefore the most difficult club to manage. I for one see that now. I know another thing. Sam Allardyce isn't the answer to the problems nor is Neil Warnock. Aston Villa is doomed!

{Ed002's Note - John Terry expects to take over until the end of the season.}


4.) 11 Mar 2020 15:22:25
Well, Terry won't be the answer either. If Villa wins something again in let's say 48 years of time, it wouldn't surprise me at all. That's the state we are in.


5.) 11 Mar 2020 18:31:45
If we are going to get rid of Smith then Terry or Allardyce aren’t the answer I would rather we try someone like Alex Neill at Preston or dare I say it Gary Rowett I think either could do a decent job we don’t want to recycle the same old names.


6.) 12 Mar 2020 01:56:03
H85 are you a villa, villa haven't played well in 24 yrs 🤔🤔🤔and are a overrated club and won't win ote in the nxt 48 yrs can you see into the future. Villa are a massive club 5 most successful club in English history stats don't lie big fan base good stadium quality training ground, just been run poorly since doug, and also ffp has hindered villa spending power with new owners, we just need the right manager and coaches then we will be flying again it's just been a dull 10 years we will bck one day.


7.) 12 Mar 2020 06:59:26
It's not good enough, and you know it.


8.) 12 Mar 2020 07:32:36
By the way, I support loserpoop, of course. What do you think? You must know what irony is, right? Villa aren't playing to their full potential, and you know it. It's been like that for the last 24 years.


9.) 12 Mar 2020 10:08:39
Give up 🙈🙈.


 

 

 

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29 Mar 2020 21:08:15
Watching MOTD premier leagues greatest goal scorers on Saturday night got me thinking who and how would I rank the greatest Villa goal scorers I have seen since I started watching the Villa in the early 70's. I accept this is a subjective judgement based not only on the goals scored but also the contribution to the team things like work rate, assists and also the style of the players involved. but I put it out there to be shot at and I am sure that it will and I am also sure I will have missed someone major off the list but you guys will undoubtedly let me know

1. Yorke
2. Gray
3. Angel
4. Saunders
5. Dublin
6. Withe
7. Carew
8. Shaw
9.Little
10. Benteke.

Villajohn

1.) 29 Mar 2020 21:40:57
Think Platty should be on that list somewhere John,
incredible strike rate for a midfielder. His work rate was pretty amazing also and I doubt many on your list provided more assists.


2.) 29 Mar 2020 23:02:47
Take your point Mark but I always considered him more of a goal scoring midfielder rather than an out and out striker which was why I didn’t consider him.


3.) 30 Mar 2020 07:37:10
Yes but compare his strike rate with the number 1 on your list.


 

 

18 Mar 2020 14:14:59
At least the Coronavirus has got rid of the Eurovision Song Contest thank god 😆😆😆.

Villajohn

1.) 18 Mar 2020 14:53:57
And they've Stopped making Eastenders 😊😊.


2.) 18 Mar 2020 15:00:44
That’s definitely a positive John.


3.) 18 Mar 2020 16:41:47
My whole world just crumbled around me! 😂😂😂😂.


4.) 18 Mar 2020 16:45:35
Whittingham was a good steady player not a world beater but consistent. something we could do with now! So all the best to him and his family at this time. Plus MON thought that Zat Knight was a better defender. who are we to argue 😂😂 ps add Cahill to that centre half list.


 

 

13 Mar 2020 21:54:55
I know we are focussing on the managerial position however I think just as worrying if not more so is the Coronavirus issue, if the timescale for the virus reaching its peak in 12 to 14 weeks time and we are suspending matches up to then and potentially beyond, then I am not sure how the premier league will be able to finish the season within a reasonable time frame. My concern in that scenario is that rather than declare this season null and void with all the contractual issues with the TV companies to name but one problem, the league may decide to take a stance that they declare the season finished as of now which would leave us relegated and whist I am sure the clubs impacted would legally challenge such a decision I am sure the money men would rather compensate the 3 clubs impacted as that is bound to be cheaper than to pay off the companies for breach of contract. The figure of £3 billion is being quoted in some quarters as what it would cost the Premier League to compensate the TV companies alone. Food for thought?

Villajohn

1.) 13 Mar 2020 22:43:15
Could be very messy John, I reckon there are numerous options that will come under consideration mate.
Either way, it is going to be very costly, and upset a lot of people.
We will probably have a better insight into matters come April.


2.) 14 Mar 2020 10:12:47
Agreed Dave, and maybe I am being over sensitive but in these situations the needs of the many tend to outweigh the needs of the few. Maybe I am worrying unnecessarily however I do love a good conspiracy 😆😆.


3.) 14 Mar 2020 11:15:24
Oh yes, and me John, conspiracies I am full of them.


4.) 14 Mar 2020 11:56:57
If some how season ends early and we don't go down, we are the luckiest team ever but il take it and we will have to learn from it and employ a top manager, my brothers a doctor at Leicester Royal infirmary and I was talking to him about virus he said it could take, may to June b4 it gets sorted. At end of the day with things like this football and all sports are irrelevant, it everybody's health and wellbeing that matters.


5.) 14 Mar 2020 13:31:11
4eva, there would be several lucky teams mate, not only us, there would be some unlucky ones as well.
But on the serious side of all this, there is the "cause"
I am not being flippant, and I am sure your Brother does a wonderful Job within the National health, and we thank him unreservedly.
But with all due respect to your Brother, I think you will find nobody really has any Idea how long it will be before this virus gets sorted as you say.
Top virologists and Infectious Disease experts have all said they don`t know, simply because it is new and Uncharted.
My guess is, that it will become part and parcel of the yearly and seasonal viruses we all face.


6.) 14 Mar 2020 14:51:51
Yeah true dave.


7.) 14 Mar 2020 15:16:03
Guys, we all understand the severity of the situation and football pales in to insignificance when people's health is concerned. However we do need lighter moments and banter in my local continues unabated. Not all of the villa fans in a recent discussion were in thr 4eva lucky camp if we were to stay up due to the prem being suspended this season and whilst not totally agreeing with them there is some merit in the view that staying up will mean the same old, same old dross again next season. Our last two seasons in the Premier league are not that far apart in terms of success and some of the current crop of players wouldn't set the championship alight, so the saying "be careful what you wish for" could be very apt.


 

 

11 Mar 2020 20:30:34
I see we are linked with Karlan Grant young player who based on his age and goals would be a decent signing whether we are in the prem or not.

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18 Feb 2020 21:27:38
I know what I am about to suggest might appear somewhat sacrilegious but if we survive this year in the premier then I think we would all agree that the current squad is nowhere near good enough and needs a radical overhaul. That being the case can we really see our owners pump in another £100 million plus on new players I don't think so therefore we will need to generate the relevant income we could therefore sell Jack and John Mcginn and invest in a mix of experienced premiership players like Adam Lallana, Victor Wanyama, Ross Barkley, Luke Shaw together with some quality championship recruits like Said Benrahama, Alexander Mitrovic and Kelvin Phillips we could even try to get Axel back from the Mancs. I know the loss of 2 talented individuals is significant but if in doing so creates a stronger team then I would go for it what do you think.

Villajohn

1.) 18 Feb 2020 22:25:40
John mate, I think something like that will happen anyway.
I would not be surprised if Jack moved whether we are in the prem or championship, and probably McGinn as well.
Mark, Daz and Myself were chatting earlier about us having some very good youngsters available right now, we need to use these people.
Otherwise its a waste of time having a youth development system.


2.) 19 Feb 2020 08:56:55
Dave I agree we should look to blood some of the youngsters but I think we need to do it gradually having the likes of the players I mentioned gives us a better opportunity to rotate particularly with players who know the league where I think we went wrong last time was recruiting too many foreign players who knew nothing about the prem.


3.) 19 Feb 2020 11:59:26
Unfortunately John, good English players tend to be a bit on the pricey side.
Take Matt Targett for instance 17 million was it, yet Guilbert who was less than half that is arguably as good.
You mention some good players though. I particularly like the idea of Wanyama who is the type of defensive midfielder I think we are crying out for. Our defense lacks protection, I think he would provide that. I don’t think he would cost the earth either.


4.) 19 Feb 2020 12:39:24
Available for less than £10 million he is only 28 and I wouldn’t have thought wages would be too problematic either.


5.) 19 Feb 2020 14:02:33
Fella`s according to Spotrac, Victor Wanyama is reportedly on 65,000 a week.


6.) 19 Feb 2020 15:38:10
Dave do you know how that compares with the current Villa players salaries?


7.) 19 Feb 2020 15:59:23
Just looked it up. Tottenham players are paid a lot more than ours, looks like Tom Heaton is our highest paid player on around 40,000 a week.


8.) 19 Feb 2020 16:23:23
Hi Mark.
Apparently the wages are as I have listed below, some are very bizarre, see what you think, I will list the top 8.
1. HEATON £42,000
2. LANSBURY £40,000
3. GREALISH £35,000
4. TARGETT £35,000
5. TAYLOR £32,000
6. EL GHAZI £30,000
7. CHESTER £30.000
8. HOURIHANE £30,000

MINGS and McGINN are on £25,000 each.

Lansbury on more than Grealish hhmmmm.


9.) 19 Feb 2020 16:47:45
Thanks for that Dave, it’s a bit of an eye opener that, very interesting. I think they will have to triple Jack’s wages to have any chance of keeping him, same goes for McGinn and Mings.


10.) 19 Feb 2020 17:06:10
Your welcome Mark, if we stay up, a lot of things will have to fall into place I think mate.
What they are I have no clue.


 

 

 

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11 Mar 2020 18:31:45
If we are going to get rid of Smith then Terry or Allardyce aren’t the answer I would rather we try someone like Alex Neill at Preston or dare I say it Gary Rowett I think either could do a decent job we don’t want to recycle the same old names.

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11 Mar 2020 13:36:20
I do get that Classof82 but at the start of the season we were defending better than we are now, same players and yet at the moment it looks like every time the opposition attacks we look like we are going to concede. I could have understood that more if that was happening at the start of the season whilst the new players were bedding in but not now.

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29 Mar 2020 23:02:47
Take your point Mark but I always considered him more of a goal scoring midfielder rather than an out and out striker which was why I didn’t consider him.

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24 Mar 2020 11:24:28
Me too.

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15 Mar 2020 11:15:48
10 and scored twice. If he had played for a London club he would have got a lot more. At least as good as Hoddle. I see him virtually every day walking his dog.

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15 Mar 2020 09:22:15
I agree he was our best right back and by some distance I also think he is the only player to have played for both sides in the Merseyside and Manchester derbies. I wonder what he is doing now?

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14 Mar 2020 20:26:56
Just to add my two penne things I would go 4-4-2
Bosnich
Gidman mc Garth Lauren Staunton
Milner Mortimer Cowans Barry
Gray Yorke

Subs Rimmer Mellberg Evans Platt, Young, Angel, Saunders

I might have gone back a bit further than intended re Gidman but this is my favourite Villa 11 and I think would challenge thes best 11 of any other team you care to mention.

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