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Team: Aston Villa

Where from: Lichfield

Favourite player: George Best

Best team moment: Winning the European cup

Interests: Sport

Timezone: (GMT) Western Europe Time, London, Lisbon, Casablanca

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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?


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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16 Apr 2020 23:48:49
A king has got 3 daughters who he has been trying to marry off without much success so he places an advert in the Times to see if he can drum up some interest. The day the advert gets placed the family are all sitting at home when a knock at the door arrives, the king answers to be greeted by a fresh faced youth and introduces himself.

Hi my name is Joe I, be come to take Mo to the show can she go? The king invites him in to wait for Mo. No sooner than he sits down the door gets knocked again the king once again answers the door to be greeted by another youth Hi my name is Lance from France I've come to take Nance to the dance any chance. Once more the king invites him in. Again there's a knock at the door Hi my name is Chuck well you can sod off for a start says the king.

An old gag I know but still makes me laugh😁.




15 Apr 2020 11:45:02
Love the gags guys keep up the good work. Interesting article about the richest premier league owners our guys came in fifth behind Man City, Chelsea, Arsenal and Wolves but ahead of the likes of Liverpool Man Utd Tottenham etc. We might drop down to sixth once the Toon takeover happens, but if we can stay in the prem and provided the owners want to invest then hopefully the future is rosy although the key word here is hopefully. Hope everything is good with you all and without sounding too twee I hope you all stay safe.


1.) 15 Apr 2020 12:36:25
Good point John, fingers crossed mate.
Glad you like the jokes, Mark and Moose seem to have the same sense of humour as myself, but as Mark found out, the editing is limiting our input, so I am going to try and push the limits a bit, 🤞
My family are all good thank you John, hope you and yours are too.

{Ed001's Note - it is not the editing, it is that the posts are not coming through properly. People are using special characters in the text which do not come through as it thinks they are commands.}

2.) 15 Apr 2020 12:43:12
One day my mrs surprisingly suggested we spice up our love life with a bit of roleplay, sheepishly I agreed. "Right" she said " you pretend that you're a fireman and have just rescued me from a fire and I'm EXTREMELY grateful " with a knowing look "Your turn " she said, I gave it a little thought as this was something new to me and then said "You pretend you're your sister".

3.) 15 Apr 2020 13:50:26
Nice one Moose, sends the mind racing mate.

4.) 15 Apr 2020 15:21:24
Nice to see that a few more souls are posting today.
Love the joke Moose, made me think back. The number of times when I had a girlfriend, and the sister seemed more appealing. 😂.

5.) 15 Apr 2020 15:47:12
Had 1 girlfriend who had her sister applying false tan all over while I sat on the bed. now that sent the mind and a few other things racing 😁.

6.) 15 Apr 2020 16:32:25
Ok Ed, thanks for that, are there any guidelines that would help us.

{Ed033's Note - Don't try and type code like html, just type in alphanumeric text (without swearing please) and emojis.

If you want to upload images, you can go to the Villa Sightings page



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
10. Benteke.


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 😆😆😆.


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?


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.




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20 May 2020 14:25:50
Smalling available for £15 mill apparently he has had a decent season with Roma and he certainly isn’t as error strewn as Engels. In terms of cover for the wingers I would use Louie Barry and Green as cover after extending his contract . I don’t think el ghazi or tres does enough at either end of the pitch although tres works hard that isn’t enough in the prem imo. However that’s the beauty of this is it’s all about opinions.




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19 May 2020 14:27:37
Not a bad line up however I would take a couple of players from Utd for Jack so I would ask for Axel and Chris Smalling.

I like you I know he is outside the age bracket but it gives us some premier league experience which we have been crying out for at the back, and ask for £55 million I would also ditch Wesley Engels Trezeguet Taylor and El Ghazi And I would look to bring in Harry Wilson, Benrahma Barkley Mitrovic and Batshuayi and go 4 4 2.

I am sure there are lots of other ways we could go and it’s great to indulge in a bit of Fatasy football, but I think we can all agree that whatever we do we need to do something different next season.




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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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20 May 2020 19:51:39
Mark/ Dave I have tried to find the new site but can't seem to find it is it up and running yet?




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20 May 2020 16:53:34
Albrighton against Man Utd great break from one end of the pitch to the other put us 2 nil up but we still couldn't manage to beat the Mancs Honourable mention to a Dean Saunders strike wide on the right I think against Ipswich must have been a good 25 to 30 yards out looped it over the keeper.




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19 May 2020 14:36:05
Dave nice to see you posting again mate.




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14 May 2020 16:41:26
I am not a prolific poster like some of you guys however I really enjoy or maybe it now should be enjoyed the banter and the input on the site I will definitely miss the input of the guys who are leaving and I do wonder whether going forward I will get the same sense of fun and enjoyment as I have previously.

I hope you all stay safe and maybe Dave Flackie and others might comeback at some point UTV.




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08 May 2020 17:40:48
To be honest I am at the stage where I just want a decision even if that means we end the season as it stands and we end up getting relegated so be it there are certain things that are more important than football and this is one of those things. However I think that the money men will get there way and the season will be ‘concluded’ in some way.