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16 Jan 2020 23:44:42
This Samatta isn’t exactly inspiring me tbh!
If he was so good then why’d we not try sign him in the summer instead of Wesley?
Considering Samatta outscored him by a country mile, 30+ goals!?
What does that say about us and our scouts!?

I’m always excited about new players and the potential they might have but this is yet another gamble we can not afford to take.

Pedro and Giroud! Perfect link up players for Jack and will win us games. Get them in!


1.) 17 Jan 2020 11:13:51
We can't do anything if the players don't want to come it's not FIFA or pes where you can sign any1.

2.) 17 Jan 2020 14:56:19
Shane, I think you would agree, Deano gambled when he took Maupay to Brentford, considering his previous record.
We all take gambles in life, if they work your wonderful, if they don`t your a jerk.
I think under the circumstances, and the current situation with the availability of players, 8.5 million is going to be a bargain if the lad delivers.
My concern is whether the players we have, and the system we play is going to give Samatta the support he will need.
I am quietly confident he will score goals for us, but we still need another striker to either partner him or sit behind him.

3.) 17 Jan 2020 17:40:04
Villa date, what's wrong with you for crying out loud, we've got hogan back, job's a gooden! Lol!

4.) 17 Jan 2020 18:55:56
Shut up 82, got me there mate, hahaha.

5.) 17 Jan 2020 20:27:21
Villadave- see how quickly we forget star quality when it's at our fingertips! -personally, I'd stick trezeguet up front, eye for a goal, a bit of trickery and with his pace, I reckon defenders would get caught out resulting in 1 or 2 penalties coming our way, worth a gamble in our predicament I think- there again, who knows what will happen before the window closes!

6.) 17 Jan 2020 21:02:59
I happen to think that`s another good shout 82.
I don`t` dislike Trez to be honest, and I think a good run in the side would build him and his confidence.
He works hard and can be direct, worth a punt at Brighton.
Mark and I were talking about sticking a defender up top, but thinking about it Trez would probably be the better option.

7.) 17 Jan 2020 23:23:51
Guys I get this jan transfer window isn’t ideal but the way I see it is that I’d prefer we play Kodjia or give the younger players game time rather than spending £10M on players who perhaps are no hopers.

If we are going to spend money and risk FFP punishment then make sure we give ourselves a chance of survival RATHER than spending 20-30Mill on 3 players who are punts in the dark which is what it seems is happening with us.



15 Jan 2020 09:45:49
Don’t know a lot about the Chinese situation but the new rules there say players can’t earn more than 40k a week?
Surely a good opportunity to go and get some players?
Sandro Wagner?





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06 Jan 2020 21:06:21
You seem to be well in the know when it comes to FFP in the prem so why don’t you enlighten us Villa fans?
Give us a summery of what losses clubs in the prem can take on until they are considered to be breaking FFP.

In my opinion the media seem to regurgitate worst case scenario’s that don’t actually appear to exist? There seems to be no precedent and there seems to be no desire from the prem to give out point deductions to clubs spending more than they earn in revenue.
Seems to me that a fine is the only realistic punishment (if any at all) .
And with our owners having a combined wealth of £10billion I’m not that concerned.

So spend spend spend! Survive in the prem and pay the fine if necessary.


{Ed002's Note - What has the owners wealth got to do with anything at all? There is no point at all explaining the rules to the Aston Villa fans - that has become clear in recent days.}

1.) 06 Jan 2020 21:24:49
Let's just wait tell it happens know ones knows anything really were not on the board, and press just type anything it's all bs, the owners know what they are doing villa will be fine, just like mancity when they were hit with ffp there's ways around it .

{Ed002's Note - There is not a way around it - Manchester City were fined 60M euro and had their squad reduced by four players. The level of ignorance of the subject from AV fans is truly astonishing.}

2.) 06 Jan 2020 22:55:51
Yeah that's better than getting points taken off so it's a good result, if villa get a fine happy days.

3.) 06 Jan 2020 23:04:23
it just you hear that much stuff you don't what to believe and so I'm with the owners on this one, but at end of the day we spent TV money so we should be fine and with all the players getting realeased what did they expect have a squad of 14 players in the prem no chance, but we will find out hopefully because it's annoying.

4.) 06 Jan 2020 23:11:41
One last point there's been nothing mentioned properly, it's just rumours fa haven't said ote or EFL so until it's over media and papers n TV I take it with a pinch of salt.

5.) 07 Jan 2020 13:12:06
Are you an accountant Del?
If your not an accountant, financial jargon can and is very vague and confusing.
A doe not always mean A.

{Ed002's Note - He is not and has absolutely no understanding of what he is talking about.}



31 Dec 2019 22:25:21
I personally don’t want players signing for us in January who are prospects or potential.
I want us to try an sign the likes of Giroud
Paco Alcacer
Dwight Gayle

Arturo Vidal
Daniel Podence
Could we go an get Foden on loan?

Could we get Ben Davies of Spurs?
Phil Jones would be a good buy, plenty of experience and playing in a team like Villa would get the best out of him

If we somehow managed to sign Giroud, Vidal and Phil Jones in the January transfer window I think we’d be staying up.
It might take a lot to convince Giroud and Vidal to join us in our current situation but I think it could be done.
And I don’t think the transfer fees would be out of this world even if we may have to pay top wages for them which is the biggest problem we will have.


1.) 31 Dec 2019 23:45:44
Bored AF at work. Hi lads. Was on for a quick scan as am rangers. glad you have cooled interest in Morelos. Maybe his red cards are going to help us keep him in long run. Also gayle is of to west brom in summer. all the best going forward for rest of season. HNY.

2.) 01 Jan 2020 03:03:57
Drunken New years post only but my opinion on potential incoming:
Danny doesn't; Not now, maybe straight from Leicester but discipline and lack of match practice means no longer suitable.
Giroud; must try, reliable target man as long as players get up to support but honestly think that's why Wesley appears to struggle.
Batshuayi; Perfect alternative to Wes, goalscoring record speaks for itself.
Vidal; World class experience, knows how to defend and pass. Age not an issue when you consider what Terry did for us (who I originally thought would be a massive concern) .
Jones; No, needs to disappear like Smalling and no better than we already have. I'd rather push for another Axel loan.
Mitrovic; Obviously an ideal but cost wise compared to Giroud/ Batshuayi/ Origi I'd rather spend on Bowen/ Benrahma.
Brewster; Potential but far from what we need right now. Better off following in the footsteps of Harry Wilson dropping down a league before joining a lowish but probably safe prem team.



23 Dec 2019 13:33:29
Cannot be hearing any talk of Big Sam! Please don’t even bring his name into the ridiculous idea of sacking Smith!

I’d rather us get relegated than make an appointment of such a character and a manager/ dinosaur of the likes of Allardyce.

If we do sack Smith then we need to be bold and look to appointing a man who’s going to bring nothing but positivity to the club and not a divisive one. There are plenty of managers or up coming coaches out there who would do that and do it while being progressive on an off the pitch.

I think we need to back Smith, he’s not made mistakes that I’d say are criminal in regards to picking the team or tactics.
Yes we need further recruits and I don’t think we should be overly concerned With FFP because I think it’s more important we are in the prem next season rather than worrying about any fines or unlikely point deductions.
In saying that I don’t think we have to spend silly money to stay in the prem 2 maybe 3 smart buys at a reasonable cost could keep us up.


1.) 23 Dec 2019 13:54:15
I have been saying it for ages Shane, but got a negative response, I agree 100% mate.
The one change I would make, and I think it needs doing for his own good, and that would be to relieve Jack of the captaincy and give it to Heaton for now.

2.) 23 Dec 2019 16:11:40
Utter madness to think of sacking Smith.
We are all not perfect in our jobs and Smith the same.
He has villa blood running through his veins as his family have.
They are all hurting with our position in table.
We have a big job to stay up no doubt but we can't keep sacking managers then starting all over again.
Where is the stability in that.
Smith knows his players are not performing as they should be and errors have cost us all season.
We have to stick together and hope it all turns well end of season.
If we go down Smith should stay and bring us back up.
Admittedly we will lose Jack and McGinn if that happens and good luck to them if they have to go
Life goes on we all change .
But I'm hopeful we will survive and 2-3good signing could help us to achieve that.
Striker is urgently wanted as is a c/ mid.
Also a commanding c/ back would be welcome.
So get behind the manager and team and roar them on to victory on boxing day.

3.) 23 Dec 2019 17:22:14
Here Here Shane! Astounded that Big Sam is even being considered by some fans!

4.) 23 Dec 2019 17:42:40
Watch when the players come out for the start of the game they are all waving and blowing kisses. Not even in game mode you wouldn’t see Roy Keane do that, no fight no nothing.

5.) 23 Dec 2019 19:13:06
What do you want them to wave, banners and fists.
Come on Tom, its all for show and unity, and the kids of coarse.
Its a game of football not a war, Roy Keane just wants to show how tough he thinks he is, he is an idiot, the bloke would rather break someones leg than offer him his hand to help him up.

6.) 23 Dec 2019 20:28:23
Tomavfc think you getting mixed up with boxing and wwe 😂😂😂 sorry to change subject lads does anyone know what the dr was on about .

7.) 23 Dec 2019 21:24:56
Completely agree with Mainbob.

8.) 23 Dec 2019 22:38:48
Every team needs a nasty person I want 11 of them I want to see big tackles go in every week, it’s only mings who dose that, that’s like me ringing my friends when I get to work. They are going to see them again in 2 hours stop the waving and concentrate on your jobs.




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11 Feb 2020 22:03:01
I couldn’t care less if I offend any of you.
The fact is we’ve signed a waste of space in Baston and there's 5yrs of proof to back that up b

If you want to delude yourself into thinking we might have someone (Baston) who might suddenly start playing to a half decent standard anything other than Saturday league then carry on on BUT why you think everyone should be so happy to have such a waster turn up at VP is beyond me!

I beg the footballing gods to prove me wrong but i'm almost certain hat Baston will struggle to play more than 5 full games for us this season let alone score 5gls.




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02 Feb 2020 06:03:25
Yeah call me out on the tenner comment that’s a great way to win the debate lol

Wright Klose scored goals everywhere they went so I don’t quite get what you’re saying?
Football now isn’t like the 70s-80s- 90s where clubs could go sign a ‘nobody’ or an untested player from non league football or from a poorer club an turn him in to a star. Just doesn’t happen nowadays.
Bastón is not a Vardy/ Wright. He has had 5yrs of doing absolutely tosh, chance after chance! Failed! where’s the positivity coming from? He’s proven to be useless for 5yrs lol.
Swansea have been desperate to get rid of him for all of them 5yrs, loaning him out and eventually giving him a free transfer. How are all them facts not giving you lot any cause for concern. Unbelievable! Dreamers!




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01 Feb 2020 02:12:12
This Baston has a poor record over the last 5yrs so I’m not impressed at all.
Struggled in the championship and already failed in the prem after Swansea paid big money for him.

Easy to say give him a chance but we can afford to take chances on players like him.
This Suso was supposed to have the contacts and pulling power to get good pedigree footballers into the club.
that isn’t happening so what’s the point of him being there!? I could have called Swansea and offered them a tenner and they’d have ripped my hands off for him.

Absolutely mugged off!




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29 Jan 2020 18:14:09
I stand corrected El Ghazi has started 18 prem games with 3 sub appearances but still 400 less mins than Grealish. El Ghazi’s goal against Everton was a good goal as far as I’m concerned smart to tap it past the defender and then a clinical finish. So what was lucky about it!? Lol. El Ghazi’s goal against Burnley was a terrific finish! And do I care if their tap ins? Or 30 yard screamers? Do I care if Grealish scores a tap in or do care if he scores a spectacular goal like he did against ManU? No I don’t care!

The facts still stand. El Ghazi is effective, you can try an take away the fact he scored a tap in or scored a pen go for it if that backs up your opinion somehow.
But his stats you can’t take away from him. They’re second best to Grealish and Smith isn’t stupid enough to drop him for anyone unless they’re clearly better.




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29 Jan 2020 17:49:07
Very interesting player this Pereiro, no one seems to have picked up on the fact he’s very similar physically and technically to El Ghazi, hopefully an upgraded version though.





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02 Feb 2020 06:12:07
How did Kodjia get a chance? 5 games this season is it? Mostly off the bench. But you’re more than happy to give Bastón a real chance just because he’s a fresh face for us? Who can’t kick a ball from what I’ve seen over the last 5yrs from him. And seems like Swansea think something similar.

Can’t believe how a player can be a waster for 5yrs and still get a move to a bigger club and a league above.
Crazy logic!




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01 Feb 2020 06:11:33
Pretty sure Klose was scoring 15 goals a season by time he was 22 in a poor team but I get ya point partly.

We can’t be deluding ourselves. It’s ok being disappointed with a signing(s) .
We we all support these players on the pitch but frustration needs venting and these sites are the best place to do that.




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01 Feb 2020 06:05:30
Yeah cause we all loved Emile Heskey! Legend!




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01 Feb 2020 06:04:36
Look I was starting to think Wesley was a flop before getting injured so now we’ve signed someone who is worse, can’t run and doesn’t seem to score.

So how is saying things like.
if he scores a winner that’ll be great any good for us! Depressing thought!




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01 Feb 2020 06:00:20
Vardy? What has he got to do with Baston signing for Villa?
Vardy signed for Leicester like 10 years ago when they were in the championship and had virtually no expectations.
We (Villa) are in desperate need of a striker to score us goals to keep us in the prem. the pressure is on for any striker who signs for us. And signing Bastón is risking all good will that the club/ smith has from the us fans who are desperate right now.