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27 Aug 2021 19:57:05
Now Utd have signed Ronaldo does that mean lingard is surplus to requirements?

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{Ed002's Note - Lingard may well be available.}


1.) 28 Aug 2021 17:12:12
I think he would be a stellar signing, get it done Deano.


 

 

16 Aug 2021 19:19:46
Quick question for markdavfrance

Being our resident french football expert how good is the boy sarr from Metz?

We were linked with him but now the big boys are circling . available for 40;million

Worth the money?

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1.) 16 Aug 2021 20:33:20
He’s good Smithy, a young Pogbaesque type, but 40 million is far too much IMO. Proving ones self in the French Ligue 1 is one thing, being able to cut it in the Premier league is another. It’s still early days for Sarr, but he is talented yes. The work permit issue could mean paying over the odds to get round it apparently but for 40 million I think there are probably better options out there.


2.) 16 Aug 2021 21:11:40
What I can see happening with this 1 is someone will buy him at a price less than that £40M and loan him back to Metz, by the end of the season he might have played enough international games to make a difference for the work permit, I’d say that rules us out as our need is for a DM here and now but who knows if we ship out a few players and see it as a long term investment 🤷🏼‍♂️

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08 Aug 2021 09:36:50
See that were linked with the Bournemouth winger this morning, hopefully it's just paper bs.
Surely we don't need another winger?

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1.) 08 Aug 2021 11:20:37
I think we could do with one to be fair, Ings and Watkins compete centrally, Buendia and Bailey either side, with only El Ghazi and Traore to compete with them. Someone else of higher quality wouldn’t go amiss.


2.) 08 Aug 2021 11:31:07
Depends what system is adopted Chris.

He might opt for Watkins up top with ings dropping in the hole with buendia on the left and Bailey on the right.


3.) 08 Aug 2021 11:57:28
The more options the better but I think if we bring in another wide man it will mean au revoir for AEG. So the decision makers will need to be certain whoever it is, is a significant upgrade of Anwar. On his day he’s virtually unplayable, and may just find that consistency, if he gets another season. It’s a tough one with Anwar, I’m leaning towards keeping hold of him, I’m not convinced Danjuma would be better. If it were me, I would be concentrating our efforts on acquiring someone who can control the centre of the park, someone like JWP or Bissouma.


4.) 08 Aug 2021 13:34:08
I agree mdf I really hope it’s Bissouma or someone of that ilk but if we are going for an attacking option then we should try for Damsgaard that might be a difficult one to pull off as once clubs knew of his availability then I am sure some of the big boys from across Europe would be interested but worth a try non the less. I hope we don’t sign Cantwell not that he isn’t a decent player but he is not worth more than Buendia, I know clubs know we have money but £35 to £40 million for someone who is nowhere near the national squad is taking the p###.


5.) 08 Aug 2021 14:24:17
Yes, I understand Norwich have the option to extend Cantwell’s contract until June 2023, which is most likely why they’re asking so much. However if come the end of this season Cantwell still declines to sign a longer term contract, we may be able to get him for a lot less, particularly if Norwich do what they usually do and get relegated. That is of course if we’re still interested in him come next Summer.


 

 

23 Aug 2020 19:17:11
See we're linked with Trippier from Atletico Madrid now but surely left back is the side that needs sorting ASAP.

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1.) 23 Aug 2020 19:29:02
I agree mate, Elmo has got another year in him to push Guilbert. Targett more or less knows he’s starting if he’s fit, needs someone to compete with!


2.) 23 Aug 2020 19:43:18
Maybe Smith is thinking of going with wing backs again? Targett is much better going forward than defending, and finding our dream winger for the price we want to pay is proving fruitless? Then again, there’s probably nothing in that rumour as it would be a huge backward step for Trippier to join the club we love, but as it’s on a rumours/ banter site, I respect the fact that you can post it 👍🏻

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3.) 23 Aug 2020 20:43:29
Your knickers need untangling ally👍.


4.) 24 Aug 2020 06:55:18
Nice to know there is some female input on this site Ally, or should I say Allison. I wonder if there are any more🤷‍♂️
Chris, you’re not actually Christine are you? lol 😂.


5.) 24 Aug 2020 09:59:49
I’m neither male nor female, I’m gender fluid, wotever that means, I need someone ‘woke’ to explain it to me 🤷🏼‍♂️

UTV.


6.) 24 Aug 2020 17:47:33
So Allyp do you support Villa or Villa reserves then? 👍👍.


7.) 24 Aug 2020 20:05:33
They’re called U23’s now Daz, replaced reserves maybe as the term affected their self esteem 👍🏻

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8.) 24 Aug 2020 21:10:07
I'm old school Ally but I think your right about self esteem. Anyway the answer to your earlier question is it don't matter its what's inside that counts🥰🥰🥰.


 

 

 

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13 Feb 2022 17:49:20
One big factor I see every game is our lack of quality from set pieces.every delivery either hits the first man or goes miles over everyone .really poor.

Smithy76

1.) 13 Feb 2022 18:01:01
Doug wastes every 1 he takes, there was a marked improvement when digne took over, doug shouldn't be anywhere near a set piece when coutinho is on the pitch but he seems to take over, he tried to take 1 off digne on the left till Gerrard told him to go away from it


2.) 13 Feb 2022 20:29:47
Whack, Dougie shouldn't be near the starting team let alone free kicks. If ever a player is working his ticket that's Dougie, he won't be at Villa next season


3.) 13 Feb 2022 22:20:48
Agreed on the set pieces but we should keep in mind that Luiz is being played out of position.


4.) 14 Feb 2022 09:33:12
He's been a deep lying playmaker similar to jorginho all of his professional career to date. He may turn out to be better further forward but he's currently in the position he's always played.


 

 

30 Jan 2022 10:32:23
I've got a sneaky feeling we are going to go all in today or tomorrow for Bissouma from Brighton especially now we've pulled out of the race for the juve player.
£50 million take it or leave it.

Smithy76

1.) 30 Jan 2022 11:45:36
Think you might be right Smithy


2.) 30 Jan 2022 13:33:57
If we get a quality DM this has to be rated as 1 of the best windows ever. the way our transfers usually go would leave me unsurprised if we already have a deal done for a player that hasn’t yet being mentioned, bissouma is worth 50 million though, I’d go 55 and make sure they accept


3.) 30 Jan 2022 13:50:29
If Gerrard really wants him I think the board will back him, I think the issue is more likely to be with the player he is by all accounts an extremely confident individual who has the utmost faith in his own ability, he thinks in his position there is no one better in the premiership and that he should be playing for a top four side and therein maybe our problem, convincing him that we will achieve that but with him on board.

It was interesting to see West Ham interested in Phillips and Raphina if either are available in the summer I would go for both particularly if we don’t land Bissouma


4.) 30 Jan 2022 14:27:02
Loti, i think he and his agent are using us to get him in the public eye ready for a big move to a top four club in the summer, i would be extremely surprised if he ever joins us, hope i'm wrong but it won't be the first time agents have manipulated a situation.


 

 

24 Nov 2021 10:32:54
More paper bs this morning but if Newcastle were interested in mings and they offered 40 mill plus would you accept?

Smithy76

1.) 24 Nov 2021 11:53:43
Yes.
UTV


2.) 24 Nov 2021 14:11:41
I wouldn’t accept less than £60 million.


3.) 24 Nov 2021 15:53:23
Problem is who would replace him if we sold him? If his concentration improves then his game will go to the next level. He's got all of the attributes to be a top player. Him and Konsa are our best CB pairing.


4.) 24 Nov 2021 16:33:01
Bucktooth, I would rather keep Mings I think he is a good player I know he has his detractors and he has the occasional rick in him but don’t they all? You only have to look at Harry Maguire to see that, but every player has his price as they say. If he was to go and we want a no nonsense centre half then Cooper at Leeds wouldn’t be a bad choice in my opinion.If you wanted to take a chance on an up and coming centre half, then I like the look of Rob Dickie at QPR.


5.) 24 Nov 2021 21:16:11
Unless you have some insider info on who is going to replace the current England defender, it makes no sense at all. Name the replacement that is a combination of (a) world class (b) available and willing to leave their current club and wants to live in Sutton/Solihull (c) within the budget the owners are willing to pay.


6.) 24 Nov 2021 21:41:18
Exactly Menace!


 

 

16 Nov 2021 18:48:50
Anybody else think that mings is going to come back to villa thinking his Bobby Moore / beckenbauer rolled in one after scoring for England
Expect the odd rick from him on Saturday ???

Smithy76

1.) 17 Nov 2021 17:41:36
Lol, you are so right Smithy and it is such a shame that at times he gets just that little bit bit too cocky, and error occur. When he is just concentrating on doing his job and being a defender he is such a good player and well worthy of his place.


2.) 18 Nov 2021 20:36:26
I noticed he kept making forward runs against San Marino. Nobody tracked him.


 

 

10 Nov 2021 19:14:46
Now it looks like gerrard is going to be the gaffer are there any rangers players who he might go in for in jan that are good enough for the prem?

Ideally a midfield enforcer.

Smithy76

1.) 11 Nov 2021 08:33:49
Out of the rangers team I'd like to see Barisic, Aribo and of course be good to see then name Bacuna back in a Villa shirt.

Lundstrum is same age as Young, but his knowledge and experience could help.


 

 

 

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18 Aug 2021 18:34:09
Agree with you both

Try and get some money for hourihane, nakamba, even el ghazi

That might give us 20 million towards it.

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08 Aug 2021 11:31:07
Depends what system is adopted Chris.

He might opt for Watkins up top with ings dropping in the hole with buendia on the left and Bailey on the right.

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03 Aug 2021 18:49:56
There’s no way Tammy will come to villa to sit on the bench

I expect Spurs to go for him to replace Kane.

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04 Oct 2020 17:47:47
Apparently we’re in advanced talks now

Deal imminent.

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09 Sep 2020 22:03:28
Clement Grenier from rennes.

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05 Jan 2022 16:19:08
Be interesting we’re he would fit in especially now that Buendia is starting to improve

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01 Jan 2022 23:48:19
We should test the waters and offer 50 million for his return.

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10 Nov 2021 19:50:45
That just about sums our fan base up

Blokes not even through the door yet and your already dismissive towards him

Give the bloke a chance

He wasn’t my first choice due to lack of experience but I will give the bloke a chance.

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16 Oct 2021 18:48:55
Paolo fonseca would be high up on the list

If it’s British then what about eddie Howe?

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12 Sep 2021 14:56:44
Minimum achievement for our owners this season will be top ten anything below that then smith will be under huge pressure.

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