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08 Sep 2020 08:09:29
G-day boys and girls, hope all is well, thanks for the comments (and sledging ), so now it looks like brewster and king are becoming our prime targets, worth the punt?, have to say yep, and having the squad dynamic more towards the young end is obviously the go, but I still think we need a seasoned, irritating, awkward striker with the smarts to buy us time, free kicks and the odd penalty or 2!, everyone will have their own idea but me I'd like to see ashley barnes wearing the colours, also maybe we're not spending as much as we could now so we have a bigger war chest for January?,

if true I'm not sure whether that shows us being prudent or a bit nervous of how we'll get on! -and on a side note, how you keeping Allyp, hope them blue lights in your rear view mirror still keep your dukes of hazard driving abilities in top working order guvnor! -and as for meeting up to get some tucker, only the awarding missing burger van will do!

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1.) 08 Sep 2020 08:21:41
I don't think Ashley Barnes is the signing we need. I personally think he fits a very specific role in a very specific tactic at Burnley and we would not be able to offer him the same role and tactic.


2.) 08 Sep 2020 10:51:15
Fair comment lewisd21,but I'd still give him a go if we got him cheap enough-the crazy fool that I am! -who would you go for captain?


3.) 08 Sep 2020 13:33:08
I was excited about the idea of Wilson but that's now off the cards. King is a good player and maybe he will start scoring? I know he hasn't got the greatest goalscoring record at the moment though.


4.) 08 Sep 2020 14:01:26
I still don’t see how king is better than Wesley his scoring record is no better, and he’s not at the age where there’s scope for improvement.


 

 

05 Sep 2020 08:33:56
So, we have released a young Dutch forward called odutayo who's 19 and can play on the wings as well, apparently did well at 19 and 23 level and was well regarded? -but now we have released him and he's on trial at Sheffield Wednesday, but my mate told me that Brucey likes the look of him and will maybe make a move for him,

now maybe there are reasons behind the scenes we don't know about, but a ratio of 1 in 5 goals a games isn't too shabby for me, and the fact Brucey is circling tells me he must have something about him, so what's the point of the youth academy if you release them, how come deano isn't giving youth a chance,

and the answer is he has no interest in doing so, the academy has never really been paramount to us so what's the point, yeah sure we've recruited big again to 'make'it work but like some on here have said before, it never pulls it's wait and all we do is loan them out, maybe it'll change under new 'management' but if you listen to what some ex-youth team players say,

the most you can hope for is the pinnacle of the reserves, hardly inspiring, I just think we're missing a trick here and more to the point, not inspiring our next generation to be all they can be because they've no chance of progression, seems a bit dim, but there you go.

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1.) 05 Sep 2020 09:13:17
So after signing some of top talent in Europe and everyone very happy with where the youth academy is going and the effort being put into it, you are not happy on the basis that we have let go of someone whom up until today you and 99% of Villa fans have never heard of, with a record a lot worse than players such as Murphy, who has failed to make it. And to bring it all together, your backing this up with the opinion of a man who refused to play any youth players in his time at Villa, and proceeded to sign Hogan, Bree, Samba, Lansbury . the list goes on. Real talent spotter there.

If you want to be angry about something, or find your weekly topic to moan about, at least pick something with some substance.


2.) 05 Sep 2020 11:10:26
Odutayo only had a good record at U18. His form plummeted for the 23s which is why he was let go. If he couldn't step up to that level then he was never likely to make the first team at Prem level.


3.) 05 Sep 2020 12:29:48
I think the academy is moving on to better things to be honest mate that's why he's been let go.


4.) 05 Sep 2020 19:50:50
I do hope 2 or 3 of the younger lads do work their way through fairly soon. It can only be healthy for the club.

Vassilev aside, Kesler, Ramsey (Snr! ) and Barry appear to be particularly well thought of, whilst the new boy, Chrisene, is very highly regarded. Then there’s Chuckwuemeka, Philogene-Bidace, Bridge, Ramsey Jnr. There must be a good two to two and half dozen, all carrying good to high expectations with the coaching staff.

I agree with Chris and Naturalvillan, the youth set up appears to have certainly risen a few notes following a fairly heavy clear out and fresh recruitment run.


5.) 05 Sep 2020 21:14:45
I hope your all right about the academy, but odutayo apparently was turning out to be more of a number 10 but because we have other options he lost out, the fact he's been courted straight away after release and the fact Bruce is circling for me tells a story, I hope he does well and I just hope the academy earns it's keep now, and on a side note, callum Wilson is another Darren Anderton, let the bar codes have him.


 

 

01 Sep 2020 07:02:56
Any of you heard we might be looking at Solanke? don't know whether it's true.

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1.) 01 Sep 2020 09:16:50
I sincerely hope not.


2.) 01 Sep 2020 16:11:52
In bound at the villa.


3.) 01 Sep 2020 19:28:20
Solanke has really struggled at Bournemouth and quickly became a bench warmer. Not one for us, at least not at this point in his career.


4.) 01 Sep 2020 22:44:23
Haven’t seen anything re: Solanke, but does seem there’s some substance to the links with Callum Wilson. If the price was right for him, and we get Benrahma and Watkins (🤞🏼), then that’s a good all round upgrade for our forward line.


 

 

29 Aug 2020 10:41:04
Does anyone know if deano is on holidays?, a mate who supports f'lam (that's Fulham to you and me who aren't posh! ) has been taking great joy in hinting they're willing to pay more than us with add-ons and salary, if we're not careful they'll nip in, deano needs to start schmoozing quickly and decide whether he goes for watkins or goes elsewhere, what are they doing, this lange fella needs to show some steel, get it over the line or move on, limbo is not what we need to be happening here.

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1.) 29 Aug 2020 13:14:47
Patience 82, judge the recruitment at the end of the transfer window, and keep your pistols in the drawer for now mate.


2.) 29 Aug 2020 13:03:15
If he is on hols then I am sure Purslow will be in touch with him.


3.) 29 Aug 2020 14:39:26
Do you really think it hasn’t already been decided?


4.) 30 Aug 2020 10:52:39
Nah he is right. We have been faffing around for a while and it looks like wolves might nip in to take Matty Cash off of us. We are too slow and we are paying the price.

I don't understand why we don't jist smash out 40 for edoard. The kids class.

If reports are true and we really do have 100 mill to spend we should ne closing deals earlier at what cluns are asking and be done with the deal quickly. Pinching the pennies costs more in the long run when you get into auction backing and forwarding and even more costly when we don't end up with a striker.


 

 

28 Aug 2020 12:03:50
The watkins to Fulham rumour gathers pace, it's almost as if Brentford were trying to start a Dutch auction, those rascals!

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15 Sep 2020 15:57:53
Guilbert made available for transfer, the logic being?

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1.) 15 Sep 2020 16:10:17
It’s daft personally get rid of el mohammed and keep him 10x the player and a lot younger.


2.) 15 Sep 2020 16:17:58
82, I think its because we feel we have the defensive/ attacking flair that`s needed in Matty and Elmo.
As the last few days have shown us, I don`t think we know how things are behind the scenes, maybe they feel Guilbert has reached his potential.
Other than that I really don`t know mate.


3.) 15 Sep 2020 16:19:28
But did Percy report this? or Greg? otherwise it’s BS😂.


4.) 15 Sep 2020 18:51:14
Alas. Percy did report it. Fred one of half-a-dozen players listed that were making available. The others are no surprise (Kalinic, Nyland, Jota, Lansbury. and Samatta IF we sign another striker) .

Not sure Smith trusts Guilbert. As brilliant as he was in that Arsenal game, and despite his pace and love of a tackle. there were also games like Leicester in the league when he was hopelessly out of position it felt like for the whole game, and Harvey Barnes had him for breakfast. Cash will prove to be much better, I’m sure. And Elmo understudy this year with Kesler hopefully getting some involvement to maybe in contention next year.


 

 

14 Sep 2020 20:29:07
Rushock says he needs time = please can someone else come in for me, time to walk away.

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09 Sep 2020 14:36:57
would any of you take a punt on Danny rose on loan, was an attacking midfielder at the spuds and i was thinking could we convert him back or with his speed, play him on the wing, which he also did at the spuds, my thinking being if ever we need defensive cover he then becomes a 2 for 1,just a thought.

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1.) 09 Sep 2020 15:16:49
That`s a good shout 82, but I think he wants to move abroad mate.
I don`t think all is well with him, he has voiced his discontent with the game before on a couple of occasions, maybe worth a try though.


2.) 09 Sep 2020 17:15:43
Good shout, surprised we didn’t take him in January .
Targett needs to be pushed and we could fund this by selling Taylor.
Both sides would look balanced at the back, just need to replace Trez and El Ghazi next and add quality to support Luiz.
3 players at around 75 million, with Samatta, Lansbury, Elmo, Taylor, , plus 2 keepers, would take our net spend to around 100 million.
Please board get those wide men in quickly.


3.) 10 Sep 2020 16:18:41
Although he'd be a slight upgrade i don't think rose is a good fit for any team he's a miserable sausage never happy with anything and after watching the spurs doc i don't think we need a whiny child to upset the ranks tbh👊🏻.


 

 

08 Sep 2020 17:58:25
That new fella lange, boy has he shown other teams we mean business and won't be turned over again! - okay I know the bottom line is he's what deano wanted so get on with it, didn't want him personally but now he's here obviously I'm in his corner, and maybe this is the watershed moment for deano, he's been less than subtle about wanting him for over a season, now he's ours, there's NO EXCUSE to be trotted out,

if deano can't get a tune out of him after 10 games (give him a chance to adapt etc) then that'll be 2 strikers (hogan being the other) he has ballsed up, so let's get behind deano and the boys (and more signings I hope) and gee them up, but if after those 10 games it's not happening then I don't think it ever will, for now, let's be the twelfth man (and yes I will slap myself for the jolly hockey sticks speech! ), now if we can get that lange fella to get drinkwater for a bargain 25 million then the skys' the limit! lol!

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1.) 08 Sep 2020 19:04:28
Wasn’t Dean Smith the shrewd Brentford manager who sold Scott Hogan to Villa when Steve Bruce was manager? So apparently Hogan’s failure at Villa is Dean Smiths fault, sorry 82 but I’m struggling to follow your logic there mate. You’ll be blaming him for McCormack next or even (lol) Bosko Balaban. 😂.


2.) 08 Sep 2020 20:03:27
82 you’re getting really boring recently, you‘re getting way too desperate to push across this message of constant negativity and BS. It used to be amusing, now it’s tiresome. Non of it is backed up by anything, majority is factually wrong, fyi Dean Smith is the only manager to get a serious tune out of Hogan.


3.) 08 Sep 2020 22:56:55
What did he sing?


4.) 08 Sep 2020 23:00:05
Bruce signed Hogan. and he was already shot of confidence by the time Smith arrived. I thought Deano May be able to revive him but he was too far gone.

Ollie Watkins is going to be an absolute star. He’s got everything. Top, top signing.


5.) 09 Sep 2020 09:53:14
My mistake in not being clear about hogan, what I meant was that if any manager could have made hogan tick again I thought it would be deano, that's what I meant, I want deano to get it right as I said and as for the negativity, really? -how many times last season when you went to a game did you think we were going to stuff anyone?

yep we stayed up and deano should be appreciated for that, but so far 2 signing for 44 million, and we need at least 3-4 new players, and the season is just about to start, call me a loon but I'm a bit deflated so far, and by the way can anyone tell me what system we play? - because no-one seems to be able to clarify that.


 

 

07 Sep 2020 07:58:36
Just a thought lads and ladettes, bearing in mind the size of the squad we have, trying to bring in new blood is a defo, but we don't seem to have realised that those players who deano doesn't rate don't seem to be in a hurry to leave? -and why would they, they're on big moula for basically turning up to the leisure centre at Bodymoor Heath, do some cardiovascular and keep fit, muck about with a ball and then pile into the food Hall to have some scran and a laugh with your mates! -then off home (or the bookies) for a relaxing day with whomever,

and at the end of the week they get paid 10's of thousands of pounds, no wonder they're staying put, now I know you can't just bin them but seriously, how many other managers would put up with that, we're not tough enough, you think klopp, guardiola, arteta or wilder would let that slide, no way no how, and there in lies the problem, we pay over the odds and inflated contracts for players,

AND then this summer when we need to get players in early to bed them in and get who we want we're penny pinching to the extent none of deano's targets which he has wanted for over a season look like happening any time soon, there's no middle ground with us, it's one extreme to another, no wonder fans hoot up so quickly now, how else can you express how dim witted we are being for it to register? -and some on here saying, still a month to go, don't panic! -are you sure?

is it a bit beyond you to figure out the closer we get to the start of the season the less likely a team will be to want to sell us one of their players because it shafts them? -and the result is teams will ask a lot more because they know they will have to pay through the nose if they have to go to the transfer market to find a replacement, if all the deals deano's wants to happen actually happen then great, but I doubt it,

and that's not all his fault, but he shares responsibility because of what happened last summer, he should have insisted on getting them done as soon as the season finished, that shows he either lacks for sight, common sense or a backbone, or maybe a bit of all of them, and don't dismiss the idea of players blanking us because of him, he's unknown mostly and comes across a bit wishey washey,

what contacts has he built up, apart from watkins, what other player sings his praises?, don't be surprised if watkins goes elsewhere, and why would a player like fraser rather go to Newcastle than us, because Brucey has been there and done it, he makes players want to come to the club and puts them at ease, and for those who disagree, take John mcginn, could have gone to a club who win leagues and cups,

been an idol adored for the rest of his life by thousands and had the chance to play champions league every season;instead he came to a fallen club, in the championship, mid table, with financial problems and no chance of European football or cup success, yet Brucey swung the deal,

deano can't do that because it's not in his locker, he's a decent manager but the stark truth is this job and this club is too big for him, it needs a bigger name with gravitas, but let's see how the window goes and take it from there.

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1.) 07 Sep 2020 08:14:12
Those high earners weren't brought in by current owners/ managers so cannot be compared to what we're currently doing.
I can also guarantee there's a lot more to the job than some fitness and knocking a bag of wind around.
Have you seen Lansbury and Jota when they have been given a shot? They may not be fancied as first choices but they work their backsides off.


2.) 07 Sep 2020 08:55:51
Arteta wouldn't have mercenaries bleeding the club dry, no way no how? Mezut Ozil? What are you on about 😂.


3.) 07 Sep 2020 09:47:20
Finally, people are cottoning on!


4.) 07 Sep 2020 10:21:59
Did Bruce not buy Lansbury, hogan, bree, maybe had 25 games between them since joining cost us 20 million or more, maginn was a 3.5 million player when he came in, hardly had the world at his feet, he chose championship over Scottish PL cause he wanted a bigger platform, Watkins benrahma are being sold this year regardless, Brentford already have replacements bought or lined up, Bruce bought Wilson who scored 8 goals last year lol Wesley had 5 before Xmas and guys said he was rubbish, he’s got Fraser in, turncoat who left his team when they needed him the most he would rather have a few weeks off than save his club from relegation, congrats brucey you’ll get the freedom of Newcastle for that 1😂😂 when Newcastle finally get taken over he’ll b the first 1 out the door, him and his head of cabbage will head back to the championship, I’d rather have a manager on his way up than his way down,


5.) 07 Sep 2020 10:57:15
Well said co82 agree we do need a bigger manager smiths a joke.


6.) 07 Sep 2020 13:24:47
Who do ye suggest as a manager, and I don’t mean deluded answers like poch or blanc who will walk into a champions league job as soon as the feel like it, we are still a bottom end of PL team no big manager is going to come to us till we stabilise, raneri maybe might of being the exception when he done it with Leicester but even then he spent half the season to and from Italy with a sick relative I think maybe his mother, it was Shakespeare who done the donkey work and he’s on our books now. guys don’t get it that we have to work our way back to greatness, Villa is a big club but it looks bigger through our eyes cause we support it, people on the outside don’t see the club like we do they see the shambles that was the last few years and won’t take a chance on it just yet, yeh Everton got Carlo when they were low in the table but they are 1 of the biggest clubs in England they haven’t being relagated and owners didn’t sell all their best players and not reinvest like Lerner done to us.


7.) 07 Sep 2020 13:57:38
Co82 you said it urself let's see how the window goes and take it from there🤔.


8.) 07 Sep 2020 18:45:15
I’m half and half with what you’ve put 82. Fraser has signed a 5 year deal at Newcastle, doubt he would of got that at Villa, I’d say he ‘quit’ playing for Bournemouth post lockdown to protect himself from injury and his maybe biggest contract of his career, which is what you’re digging out some of the Villa squad for doing? I like Deano as a bloke, he’s one of us, but I do think the job is too big for him, and tbf for anyone because they never last long do they lol? I don’t think us as Villa fans will be happy until Mellberg or Laursen becomes manager, then somewhere down the line we’ll destroy their legacy too. All we can hope for for the next few years is a comfortable reach 40 points by Feb/ March, decent cup runs then kick on when we’re an established Prem team again. Anyway 82 me old cock sparrer, you’re still as entertaining as ever, would love to have a pie and a pint with you in the Holte End 1 day, or a Pimms and a prawn sandwich if you’re in the Upper Holte 😂

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14 Sep 2020 10:32:24
Have a look at tea ore skills on youtube, and what strikes me is how selfish he is, ups all about him, I can't wait to see minds explaining the concept of team player to him!

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12 Sep 2020 20:04:01
Great, that'll be 5 goalkeepers on the books, hopefully we've got 1 or 2 going out the door.

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10 Sep 2020 14:36:33
Troy deeney-well, we all love a pantomime villian (extra points surely for word association, come on! ) don't we!

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08 Sep 2020 10:51:15
Fair comment lewisd21,but I'd still give him a go if we got him cheap enough-the crazy fool that I am! -who would you go for captain?

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05 Sep 2020 21:14:45
I hope your all right about the academy, but odutayo apparently was turning out to be more of a number 10 but because we have other options he lost out, the fact he's been courted straight away after release and the fact Bruce is circling for me tells a story, I hope he does well and I just hope the academy earns it's keep now, and on a side note, callum Wilson is another Darren Anderton, let the bar codes have him.

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20 Sep 2020 15:34:56
The ox, good player, but Injury prone.

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12 Sep 2020 10:54:16
Great on the field, questionable off field behaviour, and lampard isn't happy with his lack of application, could do more with all his talent., maybe regular first team football with us might work, but I fear his 100 thousand + weekly pay is above us, especially if he starts to coast along, as is the way at chelski at the moment.

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09 Sep 2020 09:53:14
My mistake in not being clear about hogan, what I meant was that if any manager could have made hogan tick again I thought it would be deano, that's what I meant, I want deano to get it right as I said and as for the negativity, really? -how many times last season when you went to a game did you think we were going to stuff anyone?

yep we stayed up and deano should be appreciated for that, but so far 2 signing for 44 million, and we need at least 3-4 new players, and the season is just about to start, call me a loon but I'm a bit deflated so far, and by the way can anyone tell me what system we play? - because no-one seems to be able to clarify that.

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08 Sep 2020 10:48:29
Christian Purslow and the unbridled truth in the same sentence -don't make me laugh!

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06 Sep 2020 14:17:45
Tricky traore - maybe you should be giving a contract to your coach as a priority fella, because whenever he leaves you, watch all the rats desert your sinking ship, he's the only reason they joined you, take him out of the equation and that leaves you with?

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