01 Jan 2023 20:26:32
According to Transfer tavern NSWE are looking for a new sporting Director. They no longer have confidence in Lange.

1.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 14:04:01
WE are well behind many clubs when it comes to finding players.
Why do clubs much smaller than Villa get some real bargains from abroad and then sell them to us at a huge price?
Other clubs manage to lure "special" players for a reasonable fee who light up the prem?
Pool are very good at getting players with reputations and we fail. Nunez for example.
Unless we start getting players that other clubs are looking at we will never achieve what the owners want.
Some of our young players will still be going out on loan when they are in their 20's while at other clubs young players are already in the prem.
We are tardy when it comes to moving players through the ranks.
Chucky could see this and he jumped ship.
Archer and Barry seem to be in the same situation and several other young players.
End or rant!

2.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 16:05:29
Nunez can’t buy a goal it’s a bit of a push to say he lights up the league, but Liverpool are seen as title contenders do players want to go there.
we got kamara for free and Carlos could be a great signing for the money we paid if he recovers properly, I see your point about the young players but our fanbase doesn’t have the patience to develop these players in the premier league, I think our promotion came 2 or 3 years to early for our younger talent to have had the chance in the first team, we can only blame ourselves in my opinion we want results and progress more than we want to see youngsters play.

3.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 18:03:26
Whack certainly agree about the kids, Archer, Hayden, Young Tim at QPR are all players,we’ve had great hopes for .You sadly just can’t see with Emery how they will get a look in .He’s been brought in to do a job,it if he’s brave enough to take a chance . With the cup coming up perhaps Archer will get a chance .
We have invested in the academy recently, bringing in top youngsters from all over, we’ve had rave reports about many of them, so surely all this won’t go to waste

4.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 19:35:55
Nunez cost the better part of £90mill, we're not shelling out that sort of money.
Barrie clearly isn't developing into the player we thought he would. He's starting to get game time now but not really producing to a level that suggests he'llever make it to our first team.
Multiple managers now have not given Archer much time. It's all well and good scoring goals but a manager has to see that you can get on the ball and do the defensive work also. Not letting him get another loan is poor management though.
We haven't done anything wrong with Tim and he's on the right track. He has players ahead of him but he's getting good experience at the top end of the Championship. If he starts controlling games a little more regularly I'm sure he'll get his chances with us.

5.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 21:26:46
I’m not sure a manager would be too worried about a strikers defensive work rate if he’s banging in 20 to 25 goals a season in the premier league.Some of the great strikers only came alive in and around the18 yard box

6.) 03 Jan 2023
03 Jan 2023 22:18:47
They are massively in the past, Ruud van Nistlerooy was probably the last of that kind. Maybe an argument for Aguero but that's a luxury afforded to a team with half a billion pounds of players around them.
If you're not contributing more than tap ins nowadays then you won't get played, simple as.
A forward who doesn't either get the team up the pitch or press from the front often doesn't get the chances required to score that many. The manager then sees them as a passenger and drops them.
Archer is too small to be a target man so would be relying on pace and positioning. Multiple managers and coaches obviously all agree that there is something lacking at this moment in time for him to be an effective option at this level.

7.) 04 Jan 2023
04 Jan 2023 12:56:04
You don’t know unless you give the lad a run. He has scored at championship level which he has done when given the chance, which is all he can do and if the rumours are true re Muriqi then I don’t understand why Archer doesn’t get a run I can’t see him being worse than a 1 in 6 centre forward not used to playing in the premiership.

8.) 04 Jan 2023
04 Jan 2023 13:31:02
I like him but he's only had half a season doing fairly well in the Championship. He did it with a team that suited him also.
Until we start controlling the ball more regularly against better teams then we need someone who is an out ball like Watkins or another strong (er) forward.
Another loan will do him good until Emery gets the rest of the team moulded to what he wants. A good run with someone else while we evolve will hopefully lead to it being right for him to come in.