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03 Dec 2017 14:54:43
Would Shane Long be a good fit?
Scores frequently every where that he has played.
Could possibly buy him if we shift some of the non appearing players.

Oldvillan

1.) 03 Dec 2017 17:10:05
Shane Long still has a house in, I believe the Sutton area. A mate of mine fully decorated it in the summer as they thought he was heading back to the Midlands in last transfer window. Perhaps it will now hapeen.


2.) 03 Dec 2017 17:30:09
Like Hogan, he might not fit the system.


3.) 04 Dec 2017 15:55:52
Shane Long is £20M striker all day long, I'd swap him for Kodjia in a heartbeat

UTV.


4.) 04 Dec 2017 18:52:43
I wouldn't say he scores frequently. He scores 0.2 goals a game in his career. But yes he's a decent player and works hard. Wouldn't swap him for kodjia and if we ever paid more than 8m for him I'd feel robbed.


5.) 04 Dec 2017 21:07:26
I wouldn’t swap him for Kodjia because he’s not the right style of striker an it would be a waste of time.


6.) 05 Dec 2017 15:55:19
I didn't mean literally swap him lol, I'd rather him than Kodjia in as much as he's a team player and not a selfish player, selfish worked for Shearer and works for Kane, Kodjia ain't nowhere near their standard. As an aside, didn't Bruce sign Long for Hull? So he fancies Long, not literally again lol?

UTV.


7.) 06 Dec 2017 18:05:38
Yes he did.
How about Long for Hogan+++.


 

 

03 Dec 2017 14:49:26
According to reports Bruce is looking at McBurnie from Swansea on a loan deal.
Is he worth it or should we be looking at proven strikers who regularly appear on the score sheets when they get a game.
Now I don't trawl through the team sheets etc of other clubs but are a lot of players that merely keep a seat on the bench reserved for them.

Unlikely to get them but the likes of Austin, and Murray should be on the radar.
However Gayle could be a target.
We need the poacher that will fit in with our "style" of play.
Hogan seems lost in our ranks as we don't play to his, big John does what he wants ànd Gayle, Austin and Murray could be a fit.

Let us not get another no name that merely gets on the pitch.
We are all aware thar "fair play" comes into play but surely as we are now looking reasonable we could entice aa recognised player to join us?

Oldvillan

1.) 03 Dec 2017 17:32:11
Bit weird you said look at players that “merely keep a seat on the bench” and then go on to name 3 players that all started and scored in the premier league this weekend.


2.) 04 Dec 2017 10:17:33
The 3 names don't merly get on the pitch they play.
The post said "not merely sit on the bench."
McBurnie sits on the bench, sometimes.
We need scorers that get at least a goal in every two games they play.
A simple add on, Palace look doomed and Benteke is not doing anything. Would we take him back should the opportunity arise? Fair play or fee could prove a stumbling block.


3.) 05 Dec 2017 17:43:55
We brought in 3 proven strikers last year, one is in Aus and 2 are out for most the season.

Talented younger players on the way up is what we should look at.

The Championship has changed. Teams with young dynamic players and managers are doing very well.


 

 

20 Sep 2017 23:12:07
Very interesting that there are no demands to rid us of SB.
Has he won over the doubters following Tuesdays defeat or have we all come to realise that the Dr will not get rid as the cost would be immense?
I would hazard a guess that he had a clause built into his contract that if he was pushed he got a big lump sum.

Oldvillan

1.) 21 Sep 2017 05:41:52
It's a one year rolling contract, would have to pay him for what's left so about 6 months, that's nothing in this day and age.


 

 

12 Sep 2017 15:28:28
I have to admit that I am a little concerned at the performance of our team.
Quite a lot of money spent over the last few seasons but we still fail to produce the goods, e.g. goals.

SB is like a rabbit in your headlights, he doesn't know which way to go to survive.
He has an excellent record in getting teams promoted over the last few years but is getting nowhere with our SUPER STARS!
One has to ask why?

Simply is he being encouraged (forced) into playing certain players above all others. So many have arrived with top credentials then suddenly lose form, not just one but all of them. A player comes to VP to play a certain role but finds himself in a different role. The fact that they get a bloody good pay packet mean s very little. Who am I kidding?

Either SB doesn't have the balls to challenge the people behind the doors or he is totally useless, or a bit of both.
I really wonder if our recruitment department have any idea.
Who wanted Whellan, Stoke were delighted?
If SB fails to get results then he should fall on his sword. And if this happens he should give the reasons why.

Football management seems to be a collection of people with differing demands. We don't know details of contracts signed by managers and what their personal requests happen to be when they sign.

All we know is that our team of very highly paid players lack any direction, and our manager seems to lack any fresh ideas or even old ideas.
Our season is already looking like a fight to avoid relegation rather than a top 6 place.

It's not over yet and I do believe we have the players to get the top 6 but our style and desire must prove itself.
Bruce show us what you've got and if someone is manipulating you tell them to f. off.

We want success now, be it with older players who can help our kids or by them owning the problem that we see on the pitch.
Tonight is a good place to start.

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16 Aug 2017 15:31:04
Deja vu!
Never been a poster that wanted a manager out, always try to see the best.
However Bruce has to fall on his sword, NOW.
If he really cares then he should go of his own free will, walk before being pushed.
He has had more opportunity and support from the owner than any previous manager.

When, not if, he goes who will accept the poison chalice. I am not qualified to even guess who it could be.
All I ask is a man with passion, vision and awareness.
Steve please take a ride asap.

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13 Dec 2017 08:42:59
When Bruce managed Wigan they got players in from almost unheard of countries, mainly Honduras.
My question is simple.
If Wigan found players from around the globe then why can't AVFC?
Valencia, Palacious and a few others, some made it.
Spread the net wider, bring us a magician.
The effect on the gates will be incredible.
The effect on league position will be what we want.
Get started, get signing.

Oldvillan

1.) 13 Dec 2017 17:19:21
You can’t sign players in december.


2.) 13 Dec 2017 17:52:24
Totally aware!
January starts right after 31st December midnight in my world and I already know what I have to do from January 1st.
Unless there is a time warp of course.
I would sincerely hope that AVFC have plans in place and targets with pens in their hands just waiting to sign.
Before someone says "not that simple" I know.
Any good business will be working towards 2018 for several weeks, it's called preparation.
Old phrase in business, "fail to prepare, prepare to fail" and it seems that our AVFC don't advocate this adage often enough.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO POSTERS EVEN THOUGH I don't AGREE WITH EVERY THING WRITTEN and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE EDS.

{Ed007's Note - Merry Christmas to you too mate.}


3.) 13 Dec 2017 18:06:08
Can't sign no one till January and I would sign Dynamo he's a magician?


4.) 13 Dec 2017 19:47:01
Great post OldVillan

UTV.


 

 

09 Dec 2017 18:05:56
I would like to know the thoughts of others on the team performance today.
Millwall took the game to us and kept Johnson hands warm for sure.
How can we only get one shot on target in the whole game?
Let us not trot out our injuries, there are ten players on the pitch, surely one of them could have hit the targeT.

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1.) 09 Dec 2017 22:08:12
Looked very stale all over the team today. Sam J kept us at least the one point with another excellent performance. I suppose when grinding out results as we have of late we will get days like today! Massive next 3 with Rams, Bakers new crew and blunted blades of late! going to be a month to push on or fall behind! Trust Bruce to examine today and adjust accordingly UTV.


2.) 10 Dec 2017 15:34:17
Millwall are the sort of team we always struggle against over the years,
Let's be honest they deserved to win the game,
I said in earlier post I fancied a 1-0 win but a bore draw would not supprise me,
Next 4 games are a very strong test for us and could be a pivotal part of the season,


 

 

05 Aug 2017 22:06:35
Patient report, no change.
Outlook bright but eye test recommended as there seems to be confusion as to what colours they are wearing.

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28 Jul 2017 15:40:50
Tishbola to Dons looks good for both parties.
If he has what it takes he will help the Dons and then us.
The lad has something to offer and when he was signed many thought that we got a great deal, one for the future.
However the future is now and he must achieve or move on.
I wonder why SB does not rate him as so many posters gave a different opinion.

Oldvillan

1.) 28 Jul 2017 23:55:23
Spent 5million on him, been loaned out twice in less than 12 months. Excellent business.


 

 

19 Jul 2017 17:46:54
It's getting more like a children's comic on here lately, the culprits know who they are.
Such a shame that some grown ups have to trade insults to get their point across.
Accept that one cannot be right all of the time.
For what it's worth, I am really unsure what the future holds for AVFC and will wait till we have played half a dozen games and then decide if SB should walk or if we look the business.
Whatever happens, my dog is still blacker than your dog!

Oldvillan

1.) 19 Jul 2017 18:07:16
Oldvillian

Love the black dog quote 🤣🤣🤣.


2.) 19 Jul 2017 18:19:39
Funny faces?!


3.) 19 Jul 2017 18:32:08
I'm no culprit old villan .

I don't have a black dog either . He is brindle 👍.


4.) 19 Jul 2017 18:33:15
Can we have a row oldvillain just to fit in.


5.) 20 Jul 2017 19:03:59
I don't have a dog either.
Got a turtle she's called Toby.


 

 

 

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06 Dec 2017 18:05:38
Yes he did.
How about Long for Hogan+++.

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04 Dec 2017 10:17:33
The 3 names don't merly get on the pitch they play.
The post said "not merely sit on the bench."
McBurnie sits on the bench, sometimes.
We need scorers that get at least a goal in every two games they play.
A simple add on, Palace look doomed and Benteke is not doing anything. Would we take him back should the opportunity arise? Fair play or fee could prove a stumbling block.

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03 Dec 2017 14:51:01
So dear walkies has now been indoctrinated into the hall of "agree with me" or be hammered.
I thought that this was an even handed site that accepted freedom of speech.

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28 Jun 2017 19:07:48
Could this happen?
A first class arse kicker and organiser.
Exactly what is needed in this team, shirkers beware.

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12 Jun 2017 17:55:27
Anything is possible, not probable.
Deadly went to Majorca and had a few drinks with the mercurial french man while on holiday and low and behold we signed a french pensioner named Ginola.
Bruce plays golf with Terry and the media jump on the story.
There have been rumours for several weeks about Terry and Villa, however, u less he wants a challenge we have no opportunity of signing this pensioner even though he is what we need in the middle of the back line.
As.

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15 Dec 2017 22:21:04
Are you suggesting that we should be ars-holding.
Not sure this would be a good thing.

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15 Dec 2017 18:09:05
More important is what names you came up with as possibly available.
Next you can tell her your studying the geography of the world while looking for someone who can score. This way she will think (know it's dangerous but), about a special holiday.
Hope this helps. I tried it and am allowed back in the house at lighting up time?
This is 2 hours earlier than usual!

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13 Dec 2017 17:52:24
Totally aware!
January starts right after 31st December midnight in my world and I already know what I have to do from January 1st.
Unless there is a time warp of course.
I would sincerely hope that AVFC have plans in place and targets with pens in their hands just waiting to sign.
Before someone says "not that simple" I know.
Any good business will be working towards 2018 for several weeks, it's called preparation.
Old phrase in business, "fail to prepare, prepare to fail" and it seems that our AVFC don't advocate this adage often enough.

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO POSTERS EVEN THOUGH I don't AGREE WITH EVERY THING WRITTEN and MERRY CHRISTMAS TO THE EDS.

Oldvillan

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12 Dec 2017 08:30:24
We should be looking further away to find a goal scorer. Other clubs find quality players to take on loan so why can't AVFC?
Sometimes I wonder if we still suffer from Lerneritus and are reluctant to ask about certain players.
When did we last get a player that was a valued first team player?
We lost a team of players to predators and ok they wanted to go, but we should be expecting our management to be doing better.
Bruce has bought in many players that there clubs were reluctant to release, Kodjia, Lansbury etc .
However none are starlight players.
Other championship clubs are grabbing younger players on loan and we should be in there.
I would like to say "we are AVFC" but at present it means nothing, it's almost a curse. It also means we will pay inflated fees.
Do we have a list of targets? I hope so.
We have in our ranks players that could carry us up to the prem, and I want that well before I take my last breath.
So come on Bruce and other decision makers, remove your digit and get us a headliner to find the net on a re gulag basis.
Ffp will hold us back so get rid of the no hopes and get our younger players into play and an "Andy Gray" to lead us.

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08 Dec 2017 15:42:50
Question, how do some "lesser" clubs get good quality youngster from the big 6 to join them on loan?
We shoold be the biggest draw in the championship but who do we get?
Somewhere along the way as a club we fail but who is to blame for this failure?
Our loans are around 30 years of age, almost past it. Someone has to pull their finger out.

Oldvillan