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16 Jan 2021 14:18:00
Another one out and about, Callum Rowe out on loan to Hereford.

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1.) 16 Jan 2021 15:38:10
They may be going to non league teams, but its vital experience of playing regular "Mens" football and will only help their development. And it never did the likes of Vardy, Smalling and our very own Ian Taylor any harm, so let's keep our fingers crossed. As one of Eddie Murphy's characters in Coming to America once sang " I believe the children are our future " 😁👍.


2.) 17 Jan 2021 11:22:16
Bang on Moose, he’ll learn more in the next few months about being a pro than he has last few years!


 

 

15 Jan 2021 16:41:22
Looks like I wasn't far wrong when I said the phone would be ringing, after the youngsters performances in the cup.

Revan off to Weymouth on loan. I thought he'd be out a bit higher up the tree, however playing week in week out is most important!

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1.) 15 Jan 2021 18:04:25
3rd from bottom in the National league and conceding an average of 2 goals a game. Dominic has got his work cut out by the looks of it, but I’m sure he’s up to the task, if his performance against Liverpool is anything to go by.
Good luck Dominic.


 

 

09 Jan 2021 23:07:18
David Brooks is on Dean Smith's hit-list this month. Villa also have their eyes on Reading's Michael Olise.

Smith is keen to add younger players to his squad list in the hope of developing their potential still further and has been given the firepower to move in a depressed market.

- all from Neil Moxley, profile certainly fits with recent activity. Interesting both players can play centrally and out wide in attacking areas. Not sure how reliable Moxley has been in recent windows.

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1.) 10 Jan 2021 08:45:09
Seen the article Chris and I'd definitely take Brooks, he's a player I've mentioned on here before. Coming back from a serious ankle injury similar to McGinn so probably getting back up to speed. Looks a really useful player and fits the profile just what fee he would command. Don't know anything about the other guy only what I've read in the article.


2.) 10 Jan 2021 09:16:09
Seems every man and their dog want Olise Moose, I’m the same as you, never seen him play, but the interest in him is a positive sign.

I’d take Brooks all day long.


3.) 10 Jan 2021 09:24:09
I have also mentioned Brooks on here before he would be a great addition adding quality and flexibility to the squad in that he can play in a number of positions either centrally or out wide. In terms of fee I can’t see it being less than £25 million and probably a bit more as I am sure a number of other premier league clubs will be interested if Bournemouth decide to sell which no doubt will drive the price up.


4.) 10 Jan 2021 09:39:50
Wasn’t 40 million mooted in the Summer?
Might have to break the transfer record again🤦‍♂️.


5.) 10 Jan 2021 09:48:22
So I’ve done some research, apparently Bournemouth wanted 50 million + in the summer for Brooks, which put off a lot of suiters. With their league position I can imagine this would still be the price, unless they have been hit hard with the current struggles in the world, and need cash.

This bring the question, would you rather get ripped off for Brooks, or pay the reported £25million for Buendia? I like the fact Brooks is British and no doubt a good player, but is he really better than Buendia? Does his game suit us more that Buendias? Tough choice I think.

As for Olise, he’s played 23 games this season, 16 times as a starter, very good record for an 18 year old. The highlights videos look brilliant - as usual, Tonev looked like a Bulgarian Messi on YouTube.

I hope we do do some business this window, often we have nothing attacking wise to come from the bench, to change a game. I know with Wesley, Barkley and Trez back fully fit that will change, however we can’t guarantee everyone to be fully fit all the time, so let’s have more options around.


6.) 10 Jan 2021 09:53:44
If King leaves, which is looking likely, we may be able to sweeten any deal with the possibility of sending Davis, possibly on loan, the other way? 🤔.


7.) 10 Jan 2021 10:08:59
King has hardly featured for Bournemouth so far this season, if at all. It would appear he wants out, and his contract is up in June.
A bargain to be had there, I think.
I read somewhere Bournemouth were interested in taking Davis on loan Moose, so maybe something could be agreed.
Chris, if the asking price difference between Brooks and Buendia is really 25 million, then surely it’s a no brainer.
There’s only a year difference in their ages, and what exactly can Brooks give us that Buendia can’t?


8.) 10 Jan 2021 10:27:57
Having said that I’ve just seen that King played yesterday and scored twice. Also apparently Everton are trying to do a deal for King involving a swap, according to Sky Sports.


9.) 10 Jan 2021 10:28:56
It does all come down to price but either would be a great addition, Beundia probably offers more versatility in the midfield areas but Brooks is definitely up there in terms of skill. Win win situation whoever we sign and obviously because of age room for further improvement.


10.) 10 Jan 2021 10:35:32
No club will pay £50 million for Brooks as good as he appears to be, that’s totally un realistic and I agree with Mark that you would go with Buendia for £25 million however where I think Norwich will come back up I am not convinced Bournemouth will, so I think it may pay to play the waiting game as I can’t see Brooks being prepared to stay in the championship long term and if that’s the case and the player agitates for a move I am sure the fee will come down.

The other thing to consider is if we do sign Brooks or Olise and given the fact that Ramsey is developing and Smith seems happy to have him on the bench whether we ought to be facilitating a move for Hourihane as at his age he needs to be playing first team football, he has been a good servant to the club but he is dropping down the pecking order bit by bit.


11.) 10 Jan 2021 10:56:11
Unfortunately John there's little room for sentiment in football anymore and we'll see players who've been staple squad members for the past few seasons moved on with the minimum amount of fuss but a big thank you as we sign others to take us to the next level. We've also got Elmo and Taylor with their contracts up this year but I don't think we'll be going all out to replace them as some of our promising youth defenders may be drafted in as part of their gradual integration into the squad.


12.) 10 Jan 2021 15:05:03
You are probably right Moose but that being the case we probably have no right to moan when the players decide to take whatever actions they see fit to further there careers even when it’s at the expense of the club.


13.) 10 Jan 2021 15:50:19
£50m? Surely that must be a mistype! The world has gone mad. Have seen a little of Brooks and he is decent but not at that price.
Would expect us to be looking at value if we’re looking at all.
Olise looks a good shout, one for the future but wouldn’t be in our match day squad. Again it will come down to price/ value. January is notorious for premium values.


14.) 10 Jan 2021 16:14:19
Its always happened John always will. The time of someone staying at a club for their career is over, unless you're Gabby just taking the cash at the end. If they do move on the world will still keep turning and Villa will be here long after they've been forgotten.
It's up to us as a club to become that successful they won't want to go anywhere else and therein lies the challenge. I'm confident tho that with our owners we're finally on the right road.


 

 

01 Jan 2021 22:01:02
Can't fault them, what a team we have! Proud of them!

Need to see the pen back, to me I was certain he tripped himself up, but commentary made me feel as though I'd missed something.

chrisAVFC

1.) 02 Jan 2021 13:45:26
Yes I agree chris.


 

 

10 Oct 2020 10:34:56
Two years ago today Deano took over. We were 15th in the Championship with little to no chance of getting anywhere with the way we were playing. Two years later we sit second in the Premier League (albeit after three games) and have just absolutely battered one of the best teams in the world of the last decade.

I know this will fall on deaf ears for most however this is a prime example of giving managers and players a chance and giving them time. Smith even being one of our own, and even showing unwavering commitment in the face of probably the toughest time in his personal life, didn't exempt him from what is often a seriously toxic, negative element of our fan base.

As recently as a month ago, there were people (some on here) still claiming the jobs too big for him and we aren't good enough under him. We have shown consistent progress under Smith, of course there have been some rough patches, but that's football, we have all been watching long enough by now to understand that and not react like petulant children whenever results don't go our way.

I wouldn't want anyone else as our manager, and if we continue the steady progress we have seen since he took over, then in two years time there's a good chance we will be back where we all want to be!

chrisAVFC

1.) 10 Oct 2020 13:16:33
Smith is still young in managerial terms but already has a lot of tactical nous which often goes unnoticed.

He's still learning at this level and I think lockdown showed his willingness to adapt.
He is still a little stubborn in his substitutions (same people at the same minute markers) but I'm excited by the prospect of team and manager growing together.
I think most of us fans agree with you and see how what was a 5 year plan has skyrocketed. We know the whole season won't be plain sailing but from top to bottom there has been considerable progress.

Investment will eventually be cut back like under the Lerner administration but the clear difference now is that we are buying into long term options rather than high wage quick fixes.


2.) 10 Oct 2020 17:36:18
I agree with both your comments and I think the owners should also be congratulated for sticking with Deano, despite the pressure from a certain quarters.
Deano has learnt a lot from his first season in the Premier league and it’s already evident that he’s taken those lessons on board and is increasingly growing into the task.
The manager merry go round approach often fails. Take Manchester United for example, how many top managers have they been through since Ferguson’s reign?
Have they really progressed? I don’t think they have, arguably they would be in a better place now had they’d kept faith with some of the managers they’ve dismissed.


3.) 10 Oct 2020 18:35:43
If I remember correctly Ferguson’s first 3 yrs at Man U were 11th, 2nd and 11th and on the verge of being Dismissed.
The rest is History.
Perhaps DS is following a similar path?


4.) 10 Oct 2020 18:45:31
I agree that Deano has matured as a manager and I was always in favour of keeping faith with him. I think the recruitment has been first class from those destined for the first team, the youth products we have acquired together with the back room staff that together with tying down key individuals to long term contracts, all show that for the first time in a long time the club in general is heading in the right direction. It’s down to the fans to keep the faith no matter what. We have got off to a great start but we will go through rocky periods most clubs do, what we mustn’t turn on the manager or the owners we all want the same thing success for our club but it is going to take time.


 

 

 

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20 Jan 2021 20:15:14
Can't fault the players, everyone of them brilliant.
The second goal, how is that a pen, when against Wolves, a dingle has hand balled it, after it was played in from a much greater distance. It's been headed at cash from 3/ 4 yards away fgs!

The first goal, I think for me, it could be it for football for me. It isn't football anymore. Absolutely horrific decision, but because it's villa, it doesn't matter. After the decisions against Watkins in the last few games was bad, that was damn right bending the rules to accommodate another team. Anyone laying blame at Mings door, I suggest you watch more football, players do the same up and down the country, because as soon as Rodri goes for the ball it's offside (LET ALONE ACTUALLY TACKLE HIM) and we have a freekick higher up the pitch. It literally happens all the time! But I imagine the same people using this as a desperate excuse to blame Mings, had he hoofed it out would now be saying "Mings is useless, all he does is hoof ball". He was superb today, countless last ditch blocks, brilliant in possession and putting his body on the line when needed.

I would say, whoever your gods are, pray to them Targett is fit for the weekend, but the way I'm feeling, I can see me giving it a miss.

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1.) 20 Jan 2021 20:26:17
Mings getting rid takes the offside out of the equation and I have to admit I was fuming after all his good work previously. Still doesn't excuse the officials doing their usual screw villa.
Cash did everything possible to keep his hand out of the way. Natural running position and he still pulled it in further despite the fact it was near enough point blank.
All refs from the Webb era need to be gone, we need to find refs who aren't afraid to make a decision and ignore shouts from big teams. I actually thought Moss was decent for 60-70 minutes before he fell into old habits.


2.) 20 Jan 2021 20:33:15
Have to agree with you Chris. Because it’s Villa it doesn’t matter. No excuse for Deanos ungentlemanly conduct. Automatic three match ban. If Villa actually played when they were supposed to they might keep up with the rules of the game. William Jose welcome to Wolves.


3.) 20 Jan 2021 20:53:12
He doesn’t need to get rid though mate, never in a month of sundays is it not offside. The rule they are throwing about isn’t the one that should be and is applied in every other game since football began. Rodri is running toward the ball and Mings the whole time it’s in the air, Mings is aware of his presence, he even has a little look over his shoulder, so in that moment right there, he’s offside.


4.) 20 Jan 2021 20:54:36
Spot on Chris.


5.) 20 Jan 2021 21:16:09
Well played neveseven, 3 league goals this season so he’s an improvement on your squad for sure😂😂.


6.) 20 Jan 2021 22:03:22
To be fair Chris, I still said its a bad decision. Devils advocate though it wasn't just a case of heading it, he still had at least 2 opportunities to kick it also.
He still had a good game, Konsa just still manages to outshine him every game.


7.) 20 Jan 2021 22:27:06
Most of this season he has, however I think tonight Mings covered Konsa quite a few times.


 

 

19 Jan 2021 08:15:25
Just read the Dougie buy back clause ends on June 5th.

For some time I've thought Man City will take it up, they will be mad not to. I don't know if I'm being biased and potentially jinxing us for tomorrow night but, I've never seen Rodri control a game the way we have seen Dougie in the last few months. With Fernandinho getting on a bit aswell, I can't see them getting a better deal than the one they have in place for Luiz.

Fingers crossed they slip up here, to our benefit.

chrisAVFC

1.) 19 Jan 2021 11:23:11
Sadly I can’t see Man City missing that trick. I don’t know much about Sanson but I wonder if our interest is born of the fact that we know Luiz will be moving on. If he does go however we should see if we can take Jack Harrison in exchange.


2.) 19 Jan 2021 11:25:47
I've a bad feeling about this Chris, especially if the agreed fee of 28M us to be believed. He will be a fantastic player so I'd be amazed if City don't take up the option. Villa need to have a replacement teed up if we are too lose him!


3.) 19 Jan 2021 13:13:22
In still keeping hope but I think your both right, would be mental if they didn’t. If they did it wouldn’t surprise me if we slapped a bid in straight away for him!


 

 

15 Jan 2021 12:37:49
Deano MOTM! Hand on heart who can say they never wanted him gone last season?

Just shows, patience is required in this game!

chrisAVFC

1.) 15 Jan 2021 12:55:19
Totally deserved recognition. Let's hope it's not the poisoned chalice it has proved to be for so many before.


2.) 15 Jan 2021 14:43:17
Congrats to him, probably manager of the season so far. not sure about Bruno getting player of the month, just because he can score penalties when god knows he gets lots of practice at them.


3.) 15 Jan 2021 15:36:35
Yes well done NSWE for keeping faith with Deano and not caving in to that group of supporters who were relentlessly calling for his dismissal. 👏.


4.) 15 Jan 2021 17:03:02
Speaking of Man Utd, Solskjaer has been threatened with a fixed penalty he says not to bother as he's got one booked for Sunday 😂😂😂
Congrats to Deano for his award, done us proud and don't worry about the curse its only City next, nothing to worry about 💪👍.


5.) 16 Jan 2021 15:02:49
I never wanted him gone because I have a brain that can think beyond 3 weeks. He's got a great record with us and is a Villa fan. Why would I ever have wanted him gone? So many fickle fans. I've wanted a manager in charge for the long term and he's a Villa fan. Doesn't get much better than this.


6.) 17 Jan 2021 02:05:45
Sorry if that sounded a bit aggressive!


 

 

14 Jan 2021 22:36:07
Derby look set to sell some of their best young players to raise money to pay wages and such. If we weren't in the position we are in, it would be good to get Louis Sibley and Max Bird on good deals. As things stand I don't think we could offer them the game time they would need at this point in their careers.

On the flip side, it's a shame to see another club being forced to damage themselves significantly due to poor ownership.

chrisAVFC

1.) 15 Jan 2021 08:02:39
Similar thing happening with the noses closing down their academy and apparently we're sniffing (pun intended) around for any talent we can pick up.
They will obviously have to go into quarantine first, nothing to do with the C.V. protocol, just that they'll be coming from the great unwashed so they'll need to be disinfected 😁.


2.) 15 Jan 2021 08:58:13
I think they back tracked on that Moose a couple of days after announcing it. Ended up keeping every team over a certain age. Just another cock up down there😂.


3.) 15 Jan 2021 09:55:35
Like Charlie Chaplin being put in charge of the Keystone Cops 😂😂😂.


 

 

12 Jan 2021 09:29:13
Praying we see at least one of Trez or Barkley on the bench Sunday. Our first 11 for the first time since probably the MON era, looks strong, and we go into games knowing that they will have a go, and do us proud no matter the result or opponent. However when things aren't going our way, which happens in football, second balls dropping in the oppositions favour, maybe the ref is having a mare or one of our lads is having an off day, we have literally nothing attacking wise to come off the bench.

When everyone is fully fit, having a potential bench of Wes, Barkley/ Traore, El Ghazi/ Trez, attacking wise would be quality. I can't wait to see Wes in this team, he came in to a struggling side, in his first season in the prem, as a very young pro, and still in less games out scored more expensive players in Haller and Joelinton. Going into last 10 pushing for a winner and going 442 with Wes and Watkins up top, fingers crossed we see that ASAP!

And that's all without signings, you add a Brooks or Buendia or Olise into the mix and I really think we are pushing on. We saw last season and in many ways with Wolves the risks of flirting with the top 8 and Europe, but maybe not solidifying your space there with quality reinforcements. Wolves with such a small squad, lose their striker and their levels drop significantly, Sheffield United fail to bring in real quality back up in the transfer window and fall apart.

If and it's a big if, we finish top 10 this season, we are on the cusp of something great, we have to make sure we push on!

chrisAVFC

1.) 12 Jan 2021 11:01:03
I was just thinking the exact same thing about Wes and Watkins up top, more of Watkins being a 2nd striker as he’s got a great engine to chase things down. I’m thinking a 442 with them 2 up top, a midfield 3 of McGinn Luiz and Barkley, Jack floating about because he can be devastating from wherever he plays and would keep him further up the pitch, defence picks itself. Then on the bench we have attacking options galore. We’re playing well right now with the team that’s being picked, but the 2 up top option is definitely as close to a MON team as we can get

UTV.


2.) 12 Jan 2021 11:37:11
I like that idea ally, I’d go 442 with the ball, exactly how you’ve described, then without 433 where Wes switches central olly wide right and jack left!


3.) 12 Jan 2021 12:30:47
I can see 442 working Ally and Chris but for me I'd go 3 5 2 with back 3 of Mings Hause Konza but putting Cash in the left side of midfield that could revert back to a back 4 if needed with Hause as left back and have Ollie and Wes up top again with a 352 you could also go 451 but that's just me🙂🙂.


4.) 12 Jan 2021 13:47:16
Yeah I would go along with that Daz, I think it has been mentioned before.


5.) 12 Jan 2021 14:57:54
Sorry I ment Cash on right side durrrr.


6.) 12 Jan 2021 15:07:17
Daz, always believed a back 3 being the best way to go with the likes of Cash or Targett falling back when needed to make a 4 or 5.
Currently we can only get a 4 when under pressure.
Chelsea exploited Cashes adventurous side by playing 90% down their left leaving us with 3 max.
3 solid at the back. Love it>.


7.) 12 Jan 2021 15:39:29
Can’t disagree with anything said there, only if we had a back 3 have Mings on the left, Konsa on the right, and Paul McGrath in the middle, when cloning is made legal 😂 bit of experience needed in the middle, don’t know who though, maybe even a proper sweeper like what Danny Blind was in the 90’s, again in the current I can’t think of anyone unless it was a converted defensive midfielder with a bit of height 🤷🏼‍♂️

UTV.


 

 

 

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18 Jan 2021 21:58:52
Kids are very quick with these things, saw one on Lingard in the changing room at Villa park the other day, looked almost perfect.

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17 Jan 2021 11:22:16
Bang on Moose, he’ll learn more in the next few months about being a pro than he has last few years!

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13 Jan 2021 21:46:07
I can’t see us getting rid of anyone at the minute without replacement, it would be utter madness. Unlike previous management, Deano and his team aren’t that naïve.

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10 Jan 2021 09:48:22
So I’ve done some research, apparently Bournemouth wanted 50 million + in the summer for Brooks, which put off a lot of suiters. With their league position I can imagine this would still be the price, unless they have been hit hard with the current struggles in the world, and need cash.

This bring the question, would you rather get ripped off for Brooks, or pay the reported £25million for Buendia? I like the fact Brooks is British and no doubt a good player, but is he really better than Buendia? Does his game suit us more that Buendias? Tough choice I think.

As for Olise, he’s played 23 games this season, 16 times as a starter, very good record for an 18 year old. The highlights videos look brilliant - as usual, Tonev looked like a Bulgarian Messi on YouTube.

I hope we do do some business this window, often we have nothing attacking wise to come from the bench, to change a game. I know with Wesley, Barkley and Trez back fully fit that will change, however we can’t guarantee everyone to be fully fit all the time, so let’s have more options around.

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10 Jan 2021 09:16:09
Seems every man and their dog want Olise Moose, I’m the same as you, never seen him play, but the interest in him is a positive sign.

I’d take Brooks all day long.

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20 Jan 2021 22:27:06
Most of this season he has, however I think tonight Mings covered Konsa quite a few times.

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20 Jan 2021 21:35:09
It wasn’t a mistake, not from Mings anyway.

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20 Jan 2021 21:01:22
Unfortunately to me, a spade is a spade and a fool is a fool, which you are.
Let’s just disect your last few statements;
First - Mings can’t head the ball out of danger
Second - yes but he can’t do it when it matter

If he isn’t there to head it clear in the 4+ situations prior then they “matter” because Man City score.

Your second statement has contradicted your first, because you have acknowledged that he can head the ball out of danger.

And thus I conclude, you are the very definition of a fool.

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20 Jan 2021 20:54:44
Every other game in world football, he’s offside, they’ve made an all mighty mistake. And Miss’ reaction to send smith off shows he can’t handle his ego being threatened.

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20 Jan 2021 20:53:12
He doesn’t need to get rid though mate, never in a month of sundays is it not offside. The rule they are throwing about isn’t the one that should be and is applied in every other game since football began. Rodri is running toward the ball and Mings the whole time it’s in the air, Mings is aware of his presence, he even has a little look over his shoulder, so in that moment right there, he’s offside.

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