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Team: Aston Villa

Where from: France

Favourite player: Gordon Cowans

Best team moment: When we won the league in 1981. I was at Highbury. We lost the match 2-0 but won the league because Ipswich lost !

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04 Sep 2020 12:41:49
So, after having a bid of 15 million turned down for Callum Wilson, it would appear that Bournemouth would accept a fixed price of 17 million.
This is actually better than I thought it would be and so I think we should cough up the extra 2 million.

1.) 04 Sep 2020 13:20:30
Don't get it unless Bournemouth themselves don't think he is capable of achieving add on criteria.

Wouldn't mind this (for PL experience) as long as Watkins was signed too but you have to consider wages as well as transfer fee.

2.) 04 Sep 2020 13:28:48
Mark if push comes to shove I agree let’s cough up the extra £2 million, however given they are supposedly interested in Hogan I might be tempted to try £12 million plus him and see what they say. After that I think we need to increase our offers for the Brentford two and get those deals done as well.

3.) 04 Sep 2020 13:56:24
I agree John. would they be interested in any of our surplus goalkeepers too? Need to move Kalinic on, and possibly Nyland too. And they’ve just lost Ramsdale.

I think Wilson at £17m would be a good signing in any case, but as others have said. got to get the two in from Brentford as well. Watkins versatility would be a huge asset, and Benrahma is the winger we’re missing. a huge step up from Trezeguet and Anwar.

Cash, Romero, Benrahma, Watkins, Wilson. that’s be an excellent window and I think the only other position we need then is an 8. A genuine box-to-box CM. I’m still hoping for Grujic.

4.) 04 Sep 2020 14:14:24
What about another LB.

5.) 04 Sep 2020 14:37:21
I think Deano wants another centre back however personally I like you you think left back is our weaker position but I guess if we get Wilson Benrahma and Watkins and Romero there won’t be much left for anyone else.



22 Aug 2020 15:29:01
Milot Rashica has reportedly told Werder Bremen to accept the bid from Aston Villa.

1.) 22 Aug 2020 15:46:58
Mark, where did you get that snippet from?

2.) 22 Aug 2020 15:57:06
AVFC transfer news and Rumours “ top stories”, go into the latest on Billing and you’ll see it was apparently reported by Kosovan sources about an hour ago.

3.) 22 Aug 2020 16:14:12
Thanks hopefully it’s tight but I’ll not get to excited until it happens.

{Ed002's Note - The problem is that his preferred destination will not pay the 25M asking price - he is certainly not in a position to tell his club to "accept the Aston Villa offer".}

4.) 22 Aug 2020 16:26:49
It could all be a ploy to get Leipzig to make a move.

{Ed002's Note - Smokescreens and ploys don't happen I am afraid (unless you are a Liverpool supporter - and then everything is a conspiracy as well).

5.) 22 Aug 2020 16:34:19
Lol, I take it you’re not a Liverpool supporter Ed.
Regarding Rashica, do you think we’ve got any chance of getting him?

{Ed002's Note - I think it will be very difficult - Rashica wants the RB Leipzig move but the clubs remain €5M apart. He wants to be playing in the Champions League which will not help the cause.}

6.) 22 Aug 2020 17:06:45
Thanks Ed, it was reported a short while ago that Rashica’s stance hasn’t changed. So sadly I think you’re right, and I think Villa need to channel their energies into finding a realistic alternative, this saga has gone on long enough.

7.) 22 Aug 2020 18:08:15
Mark I absolutely agree we should have moved on a long long time ago when he first said he wasn’t interested hopefully Leipzig won’t budge on the fee and he’s left high and dry with Werder Bremen wishful thinking I know but there you go.

8.) 22 Aug 2020 18:59:28
Unfortunately another click baiting story by the looks of things. However the interesting thing about this is, I haven’t seen anything about it on sky sports or any of the rated sports channels. the Birmingham Mail seem to be single handily Driving the propaganda campaign on this one lol. I would focus our efforts on other players, if the offers on the table, let WB decide. In other news we have also been linked with billing any truth in this?

9.) 22 Aug 2020 19:23:56
Billing is a very good DM imo but after Luiz's massive improvement I can't see it being worthwhile.

10.) 23 Aug 2020 09:22:31
As a rule of thumb, I wouldn’t trust 99% of things that are on AVFC Transfer News and Rumours.



10 Aug 2020 21:35:22
James Chester signed for Stoke City today on a permanent deal.
He was a great Villa servant who always gave his all, and led by example.
He was a really nice guy with it too and had a great sense of humour, rare virtues indeed.
Best of luck Chessie 👍.

1.) 10 Aug 2020 21:44:16
My apologies that should have been Chezzy 😁.

2.) 11 Aug 2020 09:03:07
Rolls Royce of a centre half in the championship. Proper professional, damaged his health and future career to play for us, couldn’t ask for more. Hope he goes on to achieve with Stoke, he deserves it.



10 Aug 2020 19:06:08
Now that the Sancho deal looks dead, is there a possibility that Man U will come back in for Grealish? They are completely different in terms of style of play and play in different positions though, so I would doubt it.
What are your thoughts on this Ed’s?

{Ed002's Note - Grealish is unrelated to Sancho.}

1.) 10 Aug 2020 20:24:07
Well you never know Ed, they could be distant cousins 😁.



29 Jul 2020 14:32:23
What’s the verdict on Eberechi Eze from QPR? Apparently he’s attracting a lot of interest, including from us. I can’t say I’ve seen a lot of him to be honest but he is being touted as a possible replacement for Grealish apparently. It would appear he’s provided a lot of assists and has scored his fair share of goals too. It’s said that he can be effective as an attacking midfielder and can also play out on the left, so similar to Grealish in that respect.
It’s reported that QPR will want around 20 million. He is still young at 22, so could be an interesting one.

1.) 29 Jul 2020 14:54:05
Mark, I watch quite a bit of championship football and from what I have seen he seems decent, a technical type very rangy and has a languid running style I don’t think he is that pacy he certainly doesn’t seem to run at players the way that Jack does but he is a creative type and see’s a pass I certainly think he is worth consideration if Benrahma doesn’t happen but the big question is as with all Championship players can they make the step up When I thought we were destined to be relegated and that Jack was going and Benrahma wasn’t likely to happen I did identify Eze as one we ought to consider looking at.

2.) 29 Jul 2020 15:09:19
Yes Mark, he is a half decent player mate, and stays on his feet more than grealish does.
He is strong and direct, and in my opinion thinks a bit quicker, and gets things moving.
He scored against us at VP in a 2-2 draw.
West Ham are showing a big interest, so moving down the road might be his better option.

3.) 29 Jul 2020 15:57:04
Decent looking player, not a winger but more of a wide attacking midfield player (so not sprinting down the wing, more of a technical player) . Jack wants to play number 8, so if he stays Eze could be the one who actually plays wider, or someone of his ilk. I think that's the type of player we need to bring in to keep Jack, a winger/ attacking mid to allow Jack to play centrally.

4.) 29 Jul 2020 18:28:55
Thanks for the feedback guys, I think what is interesting is that you all seem to think he’s technically up there, which as we we’ll know is important in the Premier league and something we lacked a bit. He is young and still has his best years to come, definitely a possibility I think.
I’m looking forward to tonight’s playoff at Brentford to take a look at Benrahma in particular. If Brentford fail tonight, I would think a few phone calls to the Brentford hierarchy might be in order. 👍.

5.) 29 Jul 2020 21:55:35
Boys and girls, if any of you think Eve would choose us over a club in London then your dreaming, only if they supported us or had a family connection, or as usual if we pay big wages will a play like Eve or Benerama come to us, maybe if we had European football that would help too, but in a straight choice, any player in London will want to stay in London, sad but true.




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08 Jan 2021 20:31:08
Erm, who was it that said Barry isn’t ready?

1.) 08 Jan 2021 20:34:46
Some finish get him on the bench pronto. so proud of them after that first half UTV 💪💪.

2.) 08 Jan 2021 20:35:11
Come on then knock them out. Will make Wolves journey to the final that little bit easier.

3.) 08 Jan 2021 20:44:16
Fabulous performance all round. If we get stuffed in the 2nd half we can still be proud of them 🦁 🦁.

4.) 08 Jan 2021 20:48:09
Took his goal as well as the best in the world. Outstanding from the kids irrespective of the result.



02 Jan 2021 14:22:58
Going back to Moose’s reference to ex referee Mark Halsey’s quote, further down the page. Gary Neville suggested that if Halsey’s words had veracity, it constituted corruption.

According to the Daily Telegraph’s Jim White in2013, Halsey opted not to take a severance payment of £50,000 from the PGMUL upon retiring from officiating.

Apparently such sums are only issued if referees agree to a (GAGGING ORDER), to prevent them discussing their officiating days once they retire.

Very interesting. 🤔.

1.) 02 Jan 2021 15:03:07
If true Mark that certainly makes the waters a little murkier and also the PGMOL being such a close knit organisation (only surmising here) and only really answering to themselves it could point to a possible agenda maybe even supported by the fat cats and law makers within the game. Not my bag re conspiracy theories but I'm sure Dave could maybe add something to the conversation 🤔.

2.) 02 Jan 2021 15:38:29
Sounds like a can of worms might have just been opened,
definitely something to keep an eye on. 🤔.

3.) 02 Jan 2021 16:22:24
Is that a product produced by the same company that did a can of Whoop Ass that was popular with Americans Mark? 🤔.



12 Dec 2020 14:31:10
Wow what a relief, Emi was brilliant today, world class performance, he kept us in the game on so many occasions. 👏.

1.) 12 Dec 2020 14:56:04
I think it's important that we recognise that even if we'd have lost today, we've been in every game we've played this season, even against the biggest teams. We've waited a long, long time for this. Enjoy it.



10 Dec 2020 11:56:22
Very saddened to read that Alex Cropley has been diagnosed with dementia. What a cracking little player he was, I used to love watching him play.

1.) 10 Dec 2020 12:36:29
Yes Mark, a great player as you say, very sad to hear.

2.) 10 Dec 2020 13:52:34
Personally one of my favourite players to ever don the claret and blue.

3.) 10 Dec 2020 14:06:04
Very sad to hear.

4.) 10 Dec 2020 14:51:13
Such sad news.
Seem to remember him scoring a great goal against Sunderland, I think.
Edge of the box, flicked it over the defender turned and volleyed.



15 Nov 2020 12:23:06
Changing the subject and the sport, congratulations to Lewis Hamilton who has today equaled Michael Schumacher’s record of winning the world title 7 times.
Fantastic achievement in anybody’s book and to come from 6th to win in today’s wet track, leveling conditions, underlines his brilliance.
Won it in style. 👏👏👏.

1.) 15 Nov 2020 17:12:47
I want to like hamilton and understand the achievement but man i can't stick that guy i couldn't really care less tbf.

2.) 15 Nov 2020 17:59:28
Hamilton is a marmite guy, however I can't think of another English worldwide sporting superstar who doesn't get the universal merit his phenomenal achievements deserve. I think some of it goes back when he was head to head with Jenson Button and it became obvious that he was a far better driver than the popular Jenson who lost his position as the Best English Driver of that era.

3.) 15 Nov 2020 22:24:15
I am pleased for Hamilton, and good luck to him, he is a winner.
I have to add, that your tools play a big part in your success.
Lester Piggott rode great Horses, that`s why he was a champion.
I am like NV, couldn't really care less.

4.) 15 Nov 2020 22:52:12
Hamilton = hypocrite, bangs on about climate change but I bet he don’t drive a 1.0ltr Corsa to do his bit


5.) 15 Nov 2020 23:12:03
Congratulations to him he’s out on his own, same car as bottas he’s just better, even when vettel was dominating for a couple years Hamilton was the only 1 giving him any competition and in a slower car, hope he wins another to put him in outright lead, 2 many times Schumacher had his team mates pulled over for him to win, plus I hate Germans lol😂😂.




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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.



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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.



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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?



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



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20 Dec 2020 20:14:25
I would think there would be repercussions if they did try and hide it.




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20 Jan 2021 20:46:27
Incompetent or favouring certain teams, or worse still taking back handers.
A great effort from the lads all the same. Coming into this game after a serious outbreak of C.V., against the form team, the last thing they needed was the ref and VAR giving City a helping hand as well.



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19 Jan 2021 13:36:52
Yes he did a great job for Villa and it’s a testament to his character that he’d prefer to play over sitting on the bench, unlike other certain individuals at the club who are quite content to keeping taking a wage for doing f##k all.
Good luck Conor, you deserve every success that comes your way.



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19 Jan 2021 13:15:14
Cheers Ed, I would imagine the other player is Florian Thauvin. Wouldn’t mind him as well but his wages which appear to be somewhat higher than Sansons would be a problem perhaps.

{Ed002's Note - No not Thauvin - he is subject to a little trip to Italy tomorrow. It is related to a player they want to buy.}



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19 Jan 2021 12:46:41
That’s comforting to know Ed, so hopefully the deal for Sanson will go ahead regardless then.

{Ed002's Note - Right now the lady from Marseille is talking with another English side about a different player but she, nor Longoria, are talking to any other clubs about Sanson at this time - although there is interest from elsewhere. Aston Villa need to meet or get very close to the Marseille asking price, agree on a payment schedule and put a package on the table for the player and Pini to accept. Then it can be completed.}



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19 Jan 2021 12:12:23
I’ve just read on Sports Fr. Ally, that Marseille are having second thoughts about Milik, they are apparently questioning his fragility, due to the fact he’s had 2 serious knee ligament ruptures🤔.

{Ed002's Note - Whatever happens with Milik tomorrow has no relevance to what happens with Sanson.}