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28 Mar 2024 19:49:02
I see the rumours around Mario Hermoso are strengthening, a left sided player who can play either as a centre back or left back and is available on a free sounded like a sensible bit of business to me, as I thought signing him and sending Lenglet back to Barcelona would save a chunk in terms of wages as Lenglet is on a contract worth circa £7 million per year. Imagine my surprise when I looked that last year Hermoso was on a contract worth £36, 000 a week, however this year his salary has jumped to a whopping £133, 000 which came as a real surprise as I didn't think La Liga was noted as paying big money with the exception of Barcelona and Real Madrid. So if we do pursue a deal we aren't going to be reducing the wage bill significantly.

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1.) 28 Mar 2024 20:45:45
He’s not getting any younger though, am I mixing him up or is he 31? If he comes in I wonder will that mean mings is on his bike?


2.) 29 Mar 2024 11:46:31
He’s 28 I think


3.) 29 Mar 2024 12:10:01
Your right lotm, lots of articles on him this morning, he’s probably one that will depend on champions league qualification, I’d imagine he will have lots of suitors…
Talks of Tim going to Ajax for 15 million, wouldn’t be bad business imo, he has talent but still pretty raw.


 

 

06 Mar 2024 23:24:59
Latest rumour is our owners will give Unai Emery a £200 million budget in the summer providing 2 conditions are met. Firstly we qualify for the Champions League and secondly we sell Douglas Luiz. Interesting if true.

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1.) 07 Mar 2024 00:42:43
Anyone with an accountancy qualification care to square this rumour with FFP rules? I understood we were having to sell players to comply so how can we spend £200m on new players. Sorry if I’m being thick


2.) 07 Mar 2024 09:53:47
Menace, I think the additional £100 million is largely based on a number of assumptions. Firstly if we finish 4th we get just shy of £38 million in prize money, we also get circa £16 million just for qualifying for the Champions League, when the draw is made we get another million so that takes us to £55 million then for every win in the group stage you get £3 million plus a further £10 million if you get to the last 16. Any shortfall would be made up from TV revenue plus commercial spin offs from CL qualification. What I don’t get though is if our wage bill is near the UEFA ceiling how by selling just one player and getting his wages off the books will allow us to buy 3-4 quality recruits whose combined salaries were will surely be way more than what we save from taking one large earner off the books and therefore exceed the 90% threshold. That’s why I think the whole summer will be interesting in terms of what we do going forward.


3.) 07 Mar 2024 14:49:16
I think the wage thing is a load of rubbish lotm, we are nowhere near some of the clubs in regard to the wage bill, there are teams out there who pay 4 or 5 players the equivalent of our whole team. I think if we qualify for champions league and win the conference along with selling a few players excluding the likes of luiz and Watkins etc we won’t be in a bad position.
It will be an interesting summer for sure, god only knows what plans NSWE have. I think a lot of these reporters are playing the guessing game


4.) 07 Mar 2024 18:18:25
I don’t think it is rubbish Whack, the article I referred to in my previous post made it clear that to play in Europe we cannot spend more than 90% of our income on salaries. We generated £217 million last year 90% of that is circa £195 million. We actually spent £190 million so we don’t have a lot of headroom to play with. Interestingly I caught the end of a discussion on TalkSPORT where they were identifying the clubs most at risk from profitability and sustainability rules and we were in that list.


5.) 08 Mar 2024 00:15:27
Ah ok I get you now, it’s 90% of our income, I thought you were saying UEFA have a ceiling for wages and every club has the same, that makes sense then. ?

Then we definitely need to sell more than one player if we are to recruit a couple, all I keep hearing though is the club have a business plan and it’s going the way they want, maybe part of it is player sales but I do have a feeling that the board have cards to play that we don’t know about.

It’s all bs though to be fair, we haven’t spent ridiculous amounts on any player, we have built a team that can compete with the top teams but UEFA and the premier league want to keep their boot on our heads, our owners are mega rich there is no risk of our club going under, there should be some kind of system where owners have to put X amount of money in a pot that can’t be touched unless the club needs it to stop it going into administration.

I do fear if we sell luiz or Watkins, it will set us back 2 or 3 years at least, unless we can do a Brighton and find really good players for knock down prices.


6.) 09 Mar 2024 11:54:23
Good thread for me personally I'd sell Kamara who cost nothing and Ramsey who also cost us nothing and Digne who is one of the highest paid this should get us near 80 million and with other revenue should give us circa 100 million hopefully that will be enough to help with restructuring.


7.) 09 Mar 2024 13:48:20
I think digne doesn’t get enough credit, I think we are better with him on the field, he is on high wages though. both kamara and Ramsey seem to be quiet injury prone so if it meant keeping our main guys I’d happily let them go, surely they would be worth the bones of 100k between them?


8.) 09 Mar 2024 22:41:30
I prefer Digne to Moreno but I think he's destined for a Saudi offer. Emery prefers Moreno so it won't be him making way.
We will be taking care with wages so Digne going, and Lenglet who is an expensive stop gap returning to Barca, will free up a large chunk of funds.
Those 2 are £300-350k per week combined so we could probably get 3-4 good players for that.
Kamara is very important for us if he can stay fit but is also a pretty hefty wage. If we're going to miss him for 10-20 games every year then maybe it would be shrewd to look at alternatives, but he's not going to fetch good money this summer with his ACL injury.


 

 

14 Aug 2023 17:36:40
Appears we are being linked with a Brazilian centre back Murillo who plays for Corinthians.

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20 Jul 2023 07:45:47
Don't know how reliable this site is but HardTackle have said Diaby has decided to join Al Nast.

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1.) 20 Jul 2023 08:21:04
Coming from the same source as recent days, Rudy Galletti, who is reportedly a little unreliable LotM - But, you know what they say, a broken clock is right twice a day so who knows. He's the only person reporting that Diaby has decided against Villa. Time will tell, I'd expect to hear something today or tomorrow, this is dragging on.


2.) 20 Jul 2023 09:35:11
This is a hard one to call there are so much conflicting reports, I think a lot of it is guessing to be honest.


3.) 20 Jul 2023 11:09:21
Max Lee, who is supposed to be very reputable, has said Villa have agreed a fee but apparently our wages are nowhere near as good as the Saudi club, apparently Diaby is waiting on them to agree a fee and will make a decision then! Fingers crossed!


4.) 20 Jul 2023 18:27:19
Diaby has signed for villa


5.) 20 Jul 2023 19:24:11
I can’t see anywhere that he’s actually signed, sorry to be a downer ??‍♂️

UTV


6.) 20 Jul 2023 20:21:32
All over social media and sky sports


7.) 20 Jul 2023 21:11:13
He’s not signed, says he’s agreed to sign, but not signed ??‍♂️

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8.) 20 Jul 2023 21:12:03
Multiple sources are suggesting terms have been agreed in principle between player and both clubs - but no reputable sources are confirming it's 'done' - obviously it's not until things are actually signed.which they won't be unless a medical is passed first you'd assume.


 

 

13 Jul 2023 19:26:36
According to Sky Sports we have had a £45 million bid for Moussa Diaby rejected.

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1.) 13 Jul 2023 19:54:41
They are holding out for 60 million…deal will be done around £50-£55 million

According to Fabrizio Romana ( very reliable journalist) Diaby has already told Leverkusen he wants to join villa and personal terms have already been agreed


2.) 13 Jul 2023 19:55:28
LOTM, just read talks are on going and the player wants to join having already agreed terms.
Wether this is true or not remains to be seen.


3.) 13 Jul 2023 21:39:11
Let’s wait and see with this one. We’re now being linked with several players now, particularly attacking options. At least one of these will come off, I’m sure of it.


4.) 14 Jul 2023 01:42:27
Would you guys prefer Johnson, diaby or the Belgian kid?


5.) 14 Jul 2023 04:08:24
Diaby for me whack, belgium kid is an attacking mid but can play on wings upfront and cm he's 6ft 3 aswell


6.) 14 Jul 2023 07:05:48
Johnson for me.


7.) 14 Jul 2023 11:13:25
I think with you lotm, simply because he’s already tested in the PL, I just hope he wasn’t a 1 season wonder. Diaby second choice from the 3.


 

 

 

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16 Apr 2024 09:58:29
I know we have buy back clauses on both Philogene and Archer but I can't see us exercising either to be honest but does anyone know does either have a sell on clause?

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15 Apr 2024 11:48:53
Considering where we were as a club when we got relegated in 2016, the mess that was Tony Xia, our promotion and development as a club to where we are now in 8 years is nothing short of remarkable and whilst Emery deserves all the credit for the work he has done over the last 18 months, we shouldn't forget the foundations Dean Smith laid. If you look at the first team squad, and who Deano was responsible for signing, the likes of Martinez, Cash, Mings, Konsa, Luiz, Bailey, Buendia and Watkins that isn't a bad legacy, sure he got a few wrong but I would argue he got more right than wrong, he put us on the right track to enable Emery to take us to the next level and I for one will be grateful for the work he did and also for the fact he was one of our own. Thanks Deano.

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1.) 15 Apr 2024 13:31:21
Deano is still fondly thought of by most Villa fans, his purchase s, in the main were positive. Unfortunately he was never going to take us to the next level.He hasn't fared that well since leaving us.Most wish him all the best for the future, a thoroughly decent guy.


 

 

14 Apr 2024 18:42:25
Thursday was poor but today was magnificent soaked up the pressure first half, don't know what Emery said at half time but whatever it was boy did it work, we bossed the second half and fair play to Diego Carlos he was immense throughout. Although I have to say I did feel uncomfortable in that it agreed with Gary Neville's assessment I suppose there has to be a first time for everything. ?

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11 Apr 2024 23:13:56
I'm not normally one who criticises Emery or the team but I think tonight we got the tactics all wrong. It says something when you win 2-1 at home and your man of the match is the keeper. We allowed Lille far too much possession, defensively we were too narrow particularly down the right we had plenty of warnings particularly the offside goal but didn't heed them. We were sloppy in possession of the ball and were turned over far too many times, and yet again our game management was found wanting. I fear if we play like this in Lille we will not be going any further in this competition, we will definitely need to score over in France as I don't see us keeping a clean sheet I'm afraid.

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1.) 12 Apr 2024 09:55:31
Yep same but i see us scoring lord, we need go at teams like we used to
This slow boring play doesn't suit us


 

 

08 Apr 2024 10:31:48
So Tottenham win 3-1 and Maddison punches a player in the stomach and is allowed to stay on the pitch and at that point the game was 1-1. What is the point of VAR?

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1.) 08 Apr 2024 11:35:24
Ed, am I right in thinking that because Maddison wasn’t even yellow carded for the punch he threw that the Premier League can’t consider a retrospective ban?

{Ed001's Note - no, it is yellow cards that can't be overturned. If he had been yellow carded, they couldn't consider a retrospective ban.}


2.) 08 Apr 2024 18:24:21
Cheers Ed, I look forward to Maddison having some form of ban for his punch but I won’t be holding my breath.

{Ed001's Note - he plays for Spurs so it won't happen unless he wanted a week off.}


 

 

 

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03 Apr 2024 10:04:23
Can’t see this happening Allstar, Emery already has experience of taking a job where his predecessor had legendary status at Arsenal, that turned out badly for him and he had to go away and rebuild his reputation so I can’t see him falling into that trap again. I think we are more at risk losing him to a club like Bayern who are having a bit of a rough time and are looking to replace Tuchel.

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29 Mar 2024 11:46:31
He’s 28 I think

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26 Mar 2024 12:50:05
We shouldn’t be surprised at our top performers attracting interest from other clubs, over the last 18 months we have gone from being a side on the edge of the relegation zone to challenging for European football that will attract interest from the top sides. We have protected ourselves somewhat by getting Bailey, Watkins and Luiz to sign new contracts recently so we are in the driving seats when it comes to sales. That said however I do think that we are likely to let one of our stars go in the summer in order to ease any profitability and sustainability pressures.

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07 Mar 2024 18:18:25
I don’t think it is rubbish Whack, the article I referred to in my previous post made it clear that to play in Europe we cannot spend more than 90% of our income on salaries. We generated £217 million last year 90% of that is circa £195 million. We actually spent £190 million so we don’t have a lot of headroom to play with. Interestingly I caught the end of a discussion on TalkSPORT where they were identifying the clubs most at risk from profitability and sustainability rules and we were in that list.

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07 Mar 2024 09:53:47
Menace, I think the additional £100 million is largely based on a number of assumptions. Firstly if we finish 4th we get just shy of £38 million in prize money, we also get circa £16 million just for qualifying for the Champions League, when the draw is made we get another million so that takes us to £55 million then for every win in the group stage you get £3 million plus a further £10 million if you get to the last 16. Any shortfall would be made up from TV revenue plus commercial spin offs from CL qualification. What I don’t get though is if our wage bill is near the UEFA ceiling how by selling just one player and getting his wages off the books will allow us to buy 3-4 quality recruits whose combined salaries were will surely be way more than what we save from taking one large earner off the books and therefore exceed the 90% threshold. That’s why I think the whole summer will be interesting in terms of what we do going forward.

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13 Apr 2024 15:36:03
Newcastle don’t play any of the Premiership contenders in the run in the only tricky fixture for them is Utd away but even that might end up not being too difficult depending on which version of Utd turn up. They also play Sheffield Utd, Burnley, Brentford plus I think Palace and Brighton if they go on a run it’s conceivable albeit unlikely that they could put us under pressure right at the death. But wouldn’t it be great if we got a result at Arsenal, win our next home game and Spurs were to lose the North London derby, all of a sudden we are six points clear and Champions League her we come. All ifs buts and maybe’s I know but one can dream can’t one ?. UTV.

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12 Apr 2024 19:12:22
It’s not what either you or I think, it’s what Emery thinks and it seems to me that he values a centre back who brings the ball out from the back, is very comfortable in possession commits the oppositions midfield and who can pick a pass over one who commands the box. As I say I like Mings always have but I fear his days as first choice may be over. I sincerely hope I am wrong however.

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12 Apr 2024 13:34:57
I like Mings I always have done even when some on here were giving him stick, I think he is a quality centre back, but even if he is fully fit come next season I don’t see him starting. Torres was signed because he was a left footed ball playing centre half he will be Emery’s first choice, I don’t see Emery playing two left footed centre halves so I think his first choice pairing will be Konsa/Torres. It wouldn’t surprise me if Mings was sold particularly if we sign Hermoso.

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12 Apr 2024 07:10:04
Our full backs don’t get tight enough which is the problem in my view, they are great offensively but not so good going the other way. Opposition widemen are given too much time to pick a cross.

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11 Apr 2024 17:30:28
So what’s the alternative? Either you accept the hike and continue to support the club in person, or you don’t and stop going, I don’t see an alternative to be honest. Happy to be advised if you see an alternative.

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