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24 Jul 2017 13:37:54
Financial fair play?
Man city spend over 200 million up to now and still going to spend more?
This ffp is a joke what's your take on this villa fans!

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24 Jul 2017 15:00:24
It's not what you spend, but how you spend it.
I would rather a team that's together, than a bunch of individuals.

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24 Jul 2017 18:28:53
Fair play rules are relaxed in the premier league even our chairman as said if we ever get back to the prem we can spend FFP is only in this league but to be honest we still spending and spending if you include wages.

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Steven Davis

24 Jul 2017 04:35:00
{Ed's Note - We have posted a new player profile about, Steven Davis

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24 Jul 2017 10:30:50
He used to play snooker.

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23 Jul 2017 23:25:42
I was just thinking on how much Aston Villa have spent over the last 5 years and it's frightening the amount of money we have spent we should be a top four club. Dr Tony said he's going to invest in youth and it looks like he is a man of his word.

Take Tottenham Hotspur for instance what a youth team and young squad they have and Southampton I guess what I'm trying to say the more you invest in youth now the less you have to spend in the future. As much as I am happy with Glenn Whelen and John Terry wouldn't it be good to have a hot young side that grows together and gets better and better?

And before anybody says anything I'm not saying fill the whole squad with youth players just blend at least 3 or 4 in a season. Lyden is a good player and davis an rhm we need to blend them in more they won't get better if you don't give them a chance. 20 min here and there Until they are ready wouldn't do us any harm. UTV go on then now you can all hit the disagree button.

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24 Jul 2017 09:09:40
I believe that a blend of youth and experience is exactly what the hierarchy at Villa are planning. I heard that the squad is to be reduced to around 20 and then bolstered with 4 or 5 of the youth players.
The purchase of Terry and whelan I believe are master strokes. They are both on short contracts, so will only be with us for 1 or 2 years but in that time they will bring class and composure to the team while at the same time be mentoring the youth players to hopefully fill their boots when they finally hang them up. They should also help realign the attitudes of some of the more experienced members of the squad, who have been under performing for far too long.

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24 Jul 2017 12:39:52
Somehow we have to get the younger quality and keep them moving through the club right to the top.
One standout example is Sturridge.
Hometown boy who went away for whatever reason.
If we find them we must keep them. Give them incentive to stay and not disappear to other clubs.
Very easily written but what could we do to keep them?

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23 Jul 2017 22:10:30
Someone posted about bree at centre back the other day, I said they was mental (can't remember who) . Bree is now playing centre back because Richards got injured. We played brilliant in the first 45 min game, we're now playing 4 or 5 players out of position, weird.

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23 Jul 2017 19:23:09
Agbonlahor man of the match? Seriously? What parallel universe have we gone to lol

On serious note what are peoples thoughts on keeping him?

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23 Jul 2017 22:22:12
I have always said Agbonlahor is dead wood, should not be even on the bench and that includes a park bench.

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23 Jul 2017 16:03:04
Well done Villa on winning cup of traditions looked composed in both games. Here's hoping that's the 1st of 2 trophies this season VTMLDB.

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23 Jul 2017 16:17:55
Nice to see some of the kids given a run out,
Did not let the team down at all,

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23 Jul 2017 16:38:09
Biggest plus I'm taking from today is that we looked solid at the back again, scored 5 goals in 90 mins and we didn't look lightweight in any department, we held our own and at times bullied the opposition, we look physically ready for the demands of the championship.

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23 Jul 2017 16:45:04
Gabby was player of the tournament?

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23 Jul 2017 17:10:08
Don't agree with gabby man of tournament!
Terry/ / samba/ / take your pick
O'hare looks a good prospect in my book.

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23 Jul 2017 18:03:29
Agree avfc realist and main bob.

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23 Jul 2017 16:02:59
So it's official we have won our 1st trophy under Steve Bruce and Dr Tony champions that's more like it mo negatives did us proud!

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23 Jul 2017 15:55:14
Hearing rumblings that Baker is considering his future. Personally I think he could become as good as Cahill should have become for us? Even though he did well for us last season, I'd sacrifice Huttons wages to give Baker a longer contract if I was thinking long term. Do you agree/ disagree? and does Bruce/ you rate Toner as a direct replacement if Baker was to leave?

UTV.

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23 Jul 2017 16:20:19
I would keep baker
Is this why Richards is getting more game time?
I hope not he should have gone years ago,
Baker is injury prone but when he plays he puts his heart and soul into playing.

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23 Jul 2017 17:10:40
My thoughts exactly, he'd run through a brick wall to put a challenge in, hoping Terry rubs off on him and future England captain in the making

UTV.

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23 Jul 2017 22:12:26
Any evidence of these rumblings?

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23 Jul 2017 22:28:46
On another reputable forum taking the 1st letter of the 1st 4 words of our most recognised chant as its name.

UTV.

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23 Jul 2017 12:52:20
Just goes to show how much of a threat hogan is when you play to his strengths, through balls in behind the defence and decent balls in to match his run off the defender from the wing, looked like the player we signed first half!

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23 Jul 2017 13:03:43
Hogan always works the channels well but needs service to see the best of him,
Wish we could get his mate at Brentford woods,
He created so many chances for him there
Think Middlesbrough are after him for 3 million.

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23 Jul 2017 13:15:57
Personally I don't think we need much more, we have the squad we just need to get them to gel and playing to each other's strengths, chopping the numbers is clearly a priority and then if a genuine quality becomes available we can take a look and see if it will improve us other than that I think we are ready for the challenge agead.

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22 Jul 2017 09:47:37
Hey Guys, I'm living in Oz and was wondering how and even if, it is possible to watch the games live this season . cheers.

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22 Jul 2017 16:49:28
Hi Aussie Dave.
Not sure if it will work In Australia but if I can`t make a game I use CricHD which works for me.
Problem is mate not all Villa games are featured.
Bet of luck anyway, let me know how you get on.

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22 Jul 2017 18:48:28
If sky show the villa games live you will be able to watch them. Just type into your browser or search engine, watch sky sports for free. JUST be careful of the pop ups and time difference between countries.

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23 Jul 2017 02:39:30
I used to watch the matches in some website called streamgaroo back in India. I am not able to use it here in Australia. Just few random links works.

Then again like villaman said, it will be present on internet if it's being broadcasted by sky. I hope this time it's not the case an villa TV shows all the matches.

Also time difference is around 10 hours. So either it's late night or early morning for few matches. Which is very upsetting.

Can't wait for the season to start. UTV!

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24 Jul 2017 08:43:52
Thanks guys, I can only hope. And yes Indian villa, a right royal pain the early mornings are
, especially after the last few years, I Have a feeling this year will be worth it though . UTV.

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21 Jul 2017 20:57:07
I've got a feeling that Samba joining could be a sign that Chester could be on his way, would love him to stay but if the money's right, what would you do? Let's face it, Prem clubs are paying ridiculously over inflated prices for just average players so wot's Chesters worth? and that's not meaning that I class him as average. Could a back 3 of Terry, Bree and Baker work if we're going with wing-backs? As a side note, saying Terry wouldn't cope with a full season of playing every game, isn't it his knowledge and reading of the game and that the Championship is probs not as fast paced as the Prem, that will be good for us/ him, especially if he's in a back 3?

UTV.

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21 Jul 2017 21:20:48
Bree, the 5 foot nothing right back playing in a back 3? Selling Chester would be the most ridiculous thing that's happened that's happened with us in the least 3 years, and that's saying something. Are you feeling okay mate? Elphic more or less nailed on to be sold, so we sign samba, and that tells you we're selling Chester and playing a back 3 with bree in? One back up centre back out, one back up centre back in. Simple.

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21 Jul 2017 21:57:48
Might as well play jedinak right wing and baker left wing while we're at it.

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21 Jul 2017 22:39:03
Maybe give Hutton a run out up front, deep lying forward.

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22 Jul 2017 04:32:11
So that's how it's going to be on this forum now then.? Face facts, if Kodjia wasn't injured, he'd be gone by now, do I want him to go? Or Chester for that matter? No. File this under a lot on here getting excited about some Chinese team offering £25M+ for Amavi last year and everyone saying no, we need to keep our best players? Those posters are singing a different tune now? I just put things on here for discussion, but if some are going to act up like 'Trinny and Susanah' about it.? The gloves will come off will come off. 😏

UTV.

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22 Jul 2017 07:58:31
Chester 5ft 11, Bree 5ft 11.5. Source: Wikipedia

UTV.

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22 Jul 2017 08:56:52
Chester was one of our top 3 players last year, and one of the best centre halves in the league. There are no reports linking him to leave, no rumours, yet you have a "feeling" his on his way out, because we signed samba. I think that maybe a 2+2=57 feeling.

And then you mentioned playing Bree the right back, at centre half, never played there in his life, isn't exactly guaranteed starter at the minute either. So you have to be able to see why you got the response you did. The ideas and "feelings" you express in the post seem a bit mental, but you are entitled to them ideas so fair enough. I just hope you aren't right about either of them.

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22 Jul 2017 10:05:49
Allyp 1972 don't take stuff to heart Iam hated on here but at the end of the day its banter. Now I just can't see Chester leaving as its well known that tommy Elphick is leaving. So that leaves us with 4 cbks JT will never play 46 games nor Samba facts are as you get older you get injuyed more. So anybody leaving will be Elphick. UTV mate give them some stick back.

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22 Jul 2017 10:11:58
Fair play Chris for a sensible reply, didn't say I wanted him to go, was just a wondering. Also, we got Terry in, not to replace someone who'd left, made him captain, which I might think would piss off Chester, you see where I'm going with this? As for Bree, before we bought him I read an article of a local to Barnsley newspaper about his attributes/ weaknesses, that said he would eventually move to centre half as his career progressed. All in all I think we should go 4-4-2 anyway, Green on the left or in a free role and find a team around that formation, try to win games, not just to not lose them

UTV.

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22 Jul 2017 11:41:32
I'd rather 4 at the back as well, otherwise green and adomah (one of our best players last year) would have to be on the bench. Everyone is jumping on the 3 at the back because of Chelsea last year, Bruce has done it for years but with 2 up top, only thing Chelsea did differently was play 3 across the front, that could work for us but leaves us with 2 in the middle and it seems Jedinak works best with 2 around him. One things for sure is we have options, and competition for places, Bruce has 0 excuses.

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22 Jul 2017 12:26:35
How about Adomah and Green on the wings, Hourihane and Whelan defensive mid, Lansbury behind a No9 as he''s a playmaker and got an eye for goal, switch it up to bring an extra striker on if we're chasing a game, solid back 4 of De Laet, Terry, Chester and Taylor. Get shot of Amavi etc to free up some money for an end of transfer window spree but on cover in all positions depending on the ins and outs, then we'll be sweet as. Without any more incomings we definitely have the best squad in the division, and you're 100% right that Bruce will have no excuses. and, get behind everyone this season, manager, players even if they're not your 1st choice

UTV VTID SOTC 🦁.

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22 Jul 2017 12:39:38
I don't hate you Walk The Walk, look forward to seeing your posts, I don't agree with everything that you post, but I definitely don't disagree with everything you say, just because of who you are, the forum needs mavericks or it just becomes stale, I can see it's just banter, keep it up me old fruit 👍🏻

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22 Jul 2017 13:27:00
If and it's a big if any of the cb's are to leave other than elphick who is pretty much gone I would guess it would be baker, I rate him and can see him being a key player once again this season, back 3 of JT, Chester and Baker two wing back and Jedi sat infront of the three dripping in if we get caught on the counter attack. As others have said one of the strongest squads in the league we just need to find a way of involving hourihane and Lansbury as they are our creative players who will get the forwards firing.

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22 Jul 2017 14:05:59
Avfc- realist

Agree with you
Just need the manager to get his act together regarding tactics and playing to the players strenths.

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21 Jul 2017 12:56:12
One thing that gets me with Steve Bruce he said towards the end of the season that Villa will not be buying too many players like before because they had a busy january and he wants the squad to gel well Mr. Bruce must of changed his mind and realised he brought rubbish in January because today he said he wants more signings the squads already huge. So far his brought Johnestone loan Terry Samba Whelen elomhamady that's 5 looks like all change again. We have more rbks than the whole of division. We have 7 central mids so how is this all going to gel? Simple it won't you need players that know each other and understand a system how can you have all that with 40 players? Not a moan its a fact! 1st manager sacked you watch he hasn't got a clue!

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21 Jul 2017 13:31:13
Just because you say it's not a moan, doesn't mean it isn't.

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21 Jul 2017 21:13:45
He said he wanted to keep the group together and "add 3/ 4", Johnstone was here when he said that towards the end of last season, so whilst he's signed 5, Johnstone was already part of the group so he's only added 4. As he said he wanted to. So this thing that "gets" you with Steve Bruce, is that he keeps to his word?

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21 Jul 2017 10:42:47
I really fancy Villa to smash the masters this year with samba terry Whelan in our team heard nigel spink will join next you heard it here 1st.

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21 Jul 2017 08:53:44
Team is now taking shape nicely here is my starting X1
Johnstone
Chester Terry Samba/ Baker
Elmo Whelen Lansbury Taylor
Houlilan
Hogan kodja
Hopefully these boys will do the business this season VTMLDB.

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21 Jul 2017 09:21:35
Agree 100%
No excuses in Bruce's corner now,
This side is strong enough to win the championship.

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21 Jul 2017 10:19:27
To slow, no pace, we will keep the ball in our own half that's for sure,

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21 Jul 2017 11:28:56
The pace is a problem at the back but its how Bruce sets up the team which bothers me,
We will see in first 5 games if there is any improvement there,

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21 Jul 2017 11:31:34
Bruce can't complain about the amount of signing he has brought in,
And he wants more to add if vertout and amavi go before end of window,
It's his team now and now he has to deliver full stop,

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21 Jul 2017 11:41:34
I think the iceman could be a decent chance to score a few goals from midfield,
He missed 5 chances against Walsall but at least he tries to get in box,
And he has always scored a few goals at every club he played for,

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21 Jul 2017 21:14:43
Mainbob there isn't a character limit on each reply.

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22 Jul 2017 10:20:48
I think Chris is a FM man like myself,
My team to start next season

Johnstone
Elmohamady Chester terry Taylor
Whealan
Lansbury hourahane
Grealish
Kodjia hogan

That's presuming Kodjia is fit
Give grealish 10 games in a row in no.10 roll I think he can do the business he's the creative spark we need.
Get width from the attacking full backs an when they bomb on whelan can drop back. I agree squad too big though need rid of 5 of :
Bunn Hutton Richards elphick Amavi bacuna veretout Gardner adomah.

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19 Jul 2017 20:47:51
With Elmo now in and Whelan on the way I think that will be us done. Bruce always seems to get the best out of Elmo as he as said and I think with Whelans robust tackling I think this will be a good season onwards and upwards VTMLDB.

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20 Jul 2017 08:14:04
We offered 500 grand which was turned down because stoke wanted 1 million,
In papers they are saying 1.5 mill?
So are we paying stoke more than what they asked for in first place,

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20 Jul 2017 08:19:38
Hope you are right!

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