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01 Aug 2020 23:45:54
Another youngster Villa are reported to be chasing, this time its Aaron Hickley from Hearts. Villa really seem to be trying to fast track the development of the U23's inline with Purslow's comments last year.
Fingers crossed we get a few established pro's through the door in time for pre season too!


1.) 02 Aug 2020 01:10:01
*Hickey - apolgies for the typo.



30 Jul 2020 19:31:32
Afternoon all, just a quick heads up that I just heard from a friend close to Exeter City that Villa are close to signing Ben Chrisene. very highly thought of apparently although can't say I've ever seen him in action myself.




02 Jun 2016 13:39:49
Villa confirm RDM as manager with Clarke as no.2!


1.) 02 Jun 2016 13:49:16
at last. things will start to move now.

2.) 02 Jun 2016 13:51:46
Great quote on the BBC:

"Clarke will take hands-on responsibility for Villa's group of underachieving players".

That'll be all of them then .

3.) 02 Jun 2016 13:57:02
Buzzing Di Matteo tactically very good from his record and Clark old school won't stand the things we saw this season could be a great balance, onwards and upwards!

4.) 02 Jun 2016 13:57:40
Where you seen this?

5.) 02 Jun 2016 14:05:27
BBC Website.

6.) 02 Jun 2016 14:49:07
Dream Team
What a coup
Ask the baggies if they would have em over Pullis
I think so.

7.) 02 Jun 2016 15:04:08
I must admit i had and still do have reservations about Di Matteo, but with Clarke there too i'm a lot more confident going into the season.
Between them they have a bit of charisma and a very good tactical awareness which should do us well. plus a bit of 'good cop, bad cop' in the dressing room. even if that does sound a bit kinky. i'd much rather kinky than Randy though.

8.) 02 Jun 2016 15:58:14
this will be signed off tomoz. it's not yet been signed but there is no problems and they will do.

9.) 02 Jun 2016 14:47:25
Holy shmoly, i'm actually very excited by rdm and clarke as his number two, this is as shrewd a move at villa i've seen in many a year, i just hope that flackie, mendax, villadaz and the others get on board and stop being so negative, all those posts doubting our great leader, see, i told you guys not to jump to conclusions!

10.) 02 Jun 2016 18:03:18
Kingvilla, you rascal, you were right all along! i just don't understand how all the others ever doubted you! they got to name that stand after ya now surely?

11.) 02 Jun 2016 18:15:38
Do I sense a twang of sarcasm?!
I've not once been negative at our new owner, or the idea of rdm!

Quite the opposite!

12.) 02 Jun 2016 18:26:08
Hahahahhahahhahahahhahaha classof82 pure class comment I nearly wet maself.

13.) 02 Jun 2016 18:43:17
I wanted moyes from the moment garde was sacked and was disappointed when he pulled out of the running but di matteo with clarke as his assistant has got me excited about next season. UTV.

14.) 02 Jun 2016 18:49:43
Hopefully tomorrows statement announcing rdm as manager will include an update on the takeover!

15.) 02 Jun 2016 18:53:22
Looking at the comments people have made on the BBC Sport site following the announcement, general reaction from all quarters seems very positive. There are the usual pathetic slights from jealous blue-arses, but I read one brilliant suggestion as to what to do with Flabby next season. Put him out on loan to BCFC - that would teach him :)

16.) 02 Jun 2016 20:28:25
Sarcasm, moi? now then flackie, i like you never ever had a doubt, but my best mate dr. xia asked me to join this site and report to him the strength of the fans' belief; it was my unfortunate task to play the negative side and see what happens (the pantomime villian ), i was happy to report back to my old mucka tony, the fans had passion and verve, all in all its turned out well and me, i'm a bleedin hero me mate, but listen guys i can't hang around, i'm off to the hospital for an operation, for some peculiar reason my nose has grown about 4 foot long, i can't think why!



19 May 2016 14:44:55
Several qoutes now coming direct from the new Villa owner being prepared to spend up to £50m in the first season. Goes on to say he aims to get Villa into the top 6 within 5 years. which is very optimistic!
I'm pretty sure most new owners have great ambition for their respective clubs but at least its something positive (and confirmed) to focus on eh!
He also confirms that its not a one-horse race for the managerial position. reckon that's why Jose hasn't gone to Utd yet ;)


1.) 19 May 2016 15:27:03
Yeah worry is brendan Rogers is being thrown around a fair bit now, hopefully this takeover will help us keep hold of some players like amavi, and ayew, tho he's had secret talks with west ham anf crystal palace which I'm sure is tapping up.

2.) 19 May 2016 15:53:05
Ive also heard a rumour he is looking at buying into China's main TVs channel star TV, the possibilities are endless if this guy is the real deal.

3.) 19 May 2016 18:41:37
DBS1983 - i have to say mate if we can get out of the championship then spend in the premier there is no reason why we can't finish top half of the premiership in a few years never mind 5! If Leicester can win the dam thing we can have a go too with a good manager and teamwork! Birmingham are you listen to the song we are singing.

4.) 19 May 2016 21:44:28
Hi Devlins - Great to hear some positivity on here and i'm certainly feeling it too. just trying not to get carried away though as it's going to be tough enough getting out of the Championship let alone pushing top 6 in the Prem. One step at a time I think. For now let's just hope we get rid of the overpaid under performers and start to rebuild.
Hopefully if this happens quickly we can get VP rocking with some long overdue wins and take momentum into the Prem where we'll see how ambitious this guy really is.

5.) 20 May 2016 00:28:53
well said Devlins, a man with vision.



18 May 2016 13:27:27
A few rumour sites are suggesting Hollis is currently in China to finalise a deal.
Lets hope that if this does go through, Lerner has stuck true to his word and handed over to people with real ambition but who will also act responsibly.


1.) 18 May 2016 16:00:52
Hollis just spotted in Birmingham, so the young guns at The ST Andrews Times "Evening mail". have got it wrong yet again!




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24 Jan 2021 01:40:01
Quick shout out to Tyreik Wright for his assist on his debut for Walsall, another promising young Lion.




18 Jan 2021 18:50:31
According to a French website with an alledged exclusive, the Sanson deal has progressed in the last few hours with talks said to be at a'very advanced stage' and could be concluded within days.
No idea how much credit to give this report though so who knows.


{Ed002's Note - The lady from Marseille is back in England having flown in to Gloucestershire airport.}

1.) 18 Jan 2021 20:03:00
Ed I'm not being funny or suggesting your wrong in anyway shape or form I'm just curious where you and the other Ed's get your info from I mean how did you get to find out they flew to Gloucester? I do bow my hat too you.

{Ed002's Note - She has a home in Broadway hence flying in there.}

2.) 18 Jan 2021 20:21:13
Cheers for the update Ed, sounds like something could be happening then.
Didn't see the posts below on this so apologies all.

3.) 18 Jan 2021 20:52:05
Is that favourable for us Ed?

{Ed002's Note - She has a home here and has some discussions in Milan so will be disappearing for day at some point this week.}



04 Aug 2016 13:30:06
Lescott has had another Twitter 'incident' in which he followed Leeds Utd and then quick;y un-followed. Could mean nothing but would be nice if it meant he's on his way!


1.) 04 Aug 2016 15:55:04
actually think he would be a good fit for them! Here's hoping.



22 Jul 2016 17:31:52
Morrison has just started following Villa on twitter. whether that means he's signing or not remains to be seen but would seem a strange thing to do if he wasn't.

Bit of a gamble really, but hopefully a bit of research has been done and he's grown up a bit and is ready prove himself.


1.) 22 Jul 2016 18:21:09
If he has grown up, we should welcome him with open arms if he's as good as he potentially could be




06 Jun 2016 14:46:37
A local paper has found info from Companies House revealing that a new holding company has been created, listing Wyness, Hitchkins, Samuelson and Xia as directors.
Holding company is referred to as 'Recon Sports Ltd' and new directors are listed as registered on 27th May.


1.) 06 Jun 2016 19:56:27
so what does that mean mate not with it today must be the sun all i know is next week should be the cut off point. if we are as rich as we all think hope we buy fringe prem players rather than crap championship players newcastles team looks so strong compaŕed to the rest of the league at the moment don't you think they have tim kruel townsend sissko mitovic we need to be at that level mate just because we went down i still think we should aim at buying prem players not championship even norwich are fairly strong we will see how good this chairman is as big ron used to say don't tell me show me!




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24 Feb 2021 01:27:18
Well said there. If and only if the team struggle next year after continued investment is it really fair to ask any 'big questions' of Smith. Until then he's certainly earned the right to be given time to develop the squad. Most people would admit we're probably a season ahead of where we were aiming with winning the playoffs when Smith took over, so we've had to progress even quicker which in itself is tough going. With such a positive start and being comfortable in the league I can understand the frustration some show about wanting squad players out, wanting more consistency and the fan mentality of always wanting more, but as a fan base I'd hope most would be able to look at the big picture, recognise the huge strides we're making as a club, get behind the manager and players and enjoy it. Just think where we were 3 years ago!




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26 Jan 2021 12:47:14
Calm down Mark, I'm not putting you in any category and was just making a positive point, that its nice for us as Villa fans to have this sort of conversation as things are going well with the club rather than the usual debate about where it's all going wrong.
I haven't tried to make any point other than some of the comments on here suggesting that Ramsey will be competing with our wingers for a starting place seem strange.




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26 Jan 2021 11:40:50
Hi Mark, I'm not quite sure what your example is trying to suggest there? When you say attacking midfielder, I'm assuming you mean either the no.10 role or possibly no.8, and aren't talking about playing on the wing?
I can say with some confidence that Smith isn't going to pick any of our wide players ahead of Ramsey in a central position. How many times has he picked any of the players you mention centrally when he's had the option of Ramsey? None as far as I remember, which to me would indicate Smith doesn't see them competing for the same position. Yes there could always be an unusual scenario which changes things - if all our keeper got injured then Hause and Engels would be competing for the goalkeeper position. My point is just than given a usual match day, Ramsey is not competing with the wingers mentioned previously which is where all this started. If you or others see it differently, fair play to you. I just don't understand how you would come to that conclusion on the evidence of this season.
Good conversation though and nice to be talking about this stuff rather than who should be sacked and the club being a shambles eh!




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25 Jan 2021 12:32:40
Absolutely no problem with differing ideas Villadave, but my comment was specifically about the suggestion that Ramsey was competing with the likes of Trezeguet and Traore for a starting place. That's not an 'idea', that's just inaccurate.
Anyway, nowt wrong with that either way as you rightly say!




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24 Jan 2021 01:06:04
Agreed Chris, I don't understand how people think Ramsey is competing with Trezeguet, Traore etc for a starting place. It's like some people's understanding of football is based purely on Darren Bent's punditry.





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11 Apr 2021 17:38:12
It's about not getting too high when we're in good form and not getting too low when it's not great. With the squad we've got most people would've thought you were wearing claret and blue goggles at the start of the season if you'd have predicted a top 10 finish.

Lower mid-table a realistic progressive target and another relegation battle standing still. We're about where we should be, with a relatviely limited and small squad and our best attacking player injured for a few months.

Bad form is frustrating, especially after playing so well early doors, but we're not the first limited squad to run out of steam in a highly competitive Premier league.

It doesn't mean anything is wrong with the way our club is run, the coaches are still the same coaches that have made us progress so far so quickly, we just need to accept the reality of the situation and that at our clubs stage of development, there are only so many options.

If we've not progressed this time next year then fair enough, questions will and should be asked.




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11 Apr 2021 07:01:42
I haven't seen anyone on here take issue with pointing out that our form has dropped, it's when people take that and use it as ammunition to call for Smith to be sacked or suggest he's not up to it. Form is just that, form, and most people on here are able to look at the broader picture of overall progression and it's nice to see most on this thread agree that Smith has done a good job. We're not perfect and our squad isn't full of quality, especially in attack, so I think it's unreasonable to expect consistently good performances with where we are. I also don't think it's fair to suggest Smith doesn't have the pulling power to bring in quality players abd big names when we're only in our second season in the Prem. Hopefully now Smith has made us a more attractive proposition this season and with financial backing, we'll move up a level again this summer.




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10 Apr 2021 21:58:25
I can understand people debating team selection and tactics at times and I've certainly had a rant or two while watching, but we have to keep in mind what Smith is working with and the context around it. In relative terms we're competing with a squad who are very new to the premiere league and only recently assembled, so as others have mentioned, Smith has earned the right to be given time. The recruitment has been sound in the main, league performance has improved hugely since last season and although we all have different views on player performance, who should start, tactics etc, we should keep in mind that we're in a strong position now and have improved every season he's been here precisely because Smith is in charge of the above.
Everyone would love us to be the perfect team right now, but it will take time and there will be dips in form along the way. let's just try not to panic every time we go through a bad patch and focus on the bigger picture.




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10 Apr 2021 17:10:17
I would've liked to see Davis too but I think Smith felt the pressure to not make the same substitution as last week for fear of being accused of making the same subs every week.




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09 Apr 2021 15:29:46
I'm sure the plan is to improve the team and bring better players in as we have been for the last two years, it takes time though and I think the club, generally speaking, have got their heads screwed on now and we're moving in the right direction. Big summer ahead.