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Team: Aston Villa

Where from: Bartley Green

Favourite player: Stan Lynn

Best team moment: FA CUP. MAY 6th 1957


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22 Jan 2021 19:16:52
What is happening with the guy from Marseille?
Thought it was 99% done, only waiting for the player to accept terms.
Villa Boas now wants more, who doesnt?
They have signed Millik and now need money.
Will we go back with another offer?


{Ed002's Note - Marseille are waiting for an acceptable offer. It is nothing to do with AVB. It is also unrelated to Malik.}

1.) 22 Jan 2021 20:53:18
Hi Oldvillan, its Villa playing silly buggers, he is going cheap and we are trying to get him cheaper.
Pay them what they want, he is a good player and a bargain at the asking price.

2.) 22 Jan 2021 22:58:21
Need to get this wrapped up, pay the £15 million it’s not big money for a high quality player with his experience, I like marvellous and Ramsey but I’d like to have a higher caliber player there especially with maginn missing this week we look short on options, need to get Louie on the bench forget buying a striker, midfield is where the magic happens going forward and protecting the defence.

3.) 22 Jan 2021 23:01:04
Trying to take advantage of the situation. If it comes off and we get him cheaper, it’s a master stroke from Lange, if we miss out on him it’s needless bargaining. Can go two ways.

However the amount of times we’ve had our pants down in the past, I’d rather see us try and get the best deal, after all, there isn’t an endless pot of money.

4.) 23 Jan 2021 11:07:51
Looks like the deals been done at £14 million.

5.) 23 Jan 2021 11:16:20
It’s done. Well, the fee is agreed. But since Joe Bryan I don’t consider any deal done until the photo shoot.

6.) 23 Jan 2021 13:06:35
Very very good point woodsville! Well played Lange for judging the situation and getting the best deal possible for Villa.



27 Nov 2020 14:23:22
With interest from MCFC, Liverpool, MUFC and Arsenal in Jack according to the media, do you think that our interest in Rashica should be stepped up?
His form so far this season has been pretty average by his standards.
Which alternatives are there out in the football world?
Dont think Messi would interested so who else might be willing to come to AV, of course if Jack goes?


1.) 27 Nov 2020 15:28:06
If Jack does go then I hope he goes to City as we could ask for John Sones as part of any deal with the remainder of the money I think we should tie up Ross Barkley on a permanent deal, in terms of a left sided midfielder I wouldn’t touch Rashica with a ten foot pole I would be more inclined to try for Zaha from Palace I know he doesn’t fit the age profile but I think he would be a good fit in terms of running at the opposition creating both chances and a goal threat. I would also look at a left back maybe Rico Henry or Ryan Sessegnon ( I know he is on loan but a good offer may persuade Spurs to let him go ) Inspite of all that though I would prefer it if Jack were to stay.

2.) 28 Nov 2020 00:08:46
Zaha’s attitude in every game I’ve seen him over the last two years has absolutely stank. He just wants to fight everyone, acts as though any foul on him is an attempt on his life. Tried to drag Konsa to the floor last season and then when he couldn’t tried to fight him as if Konsa had done something?

Don’t ask me why because I haven’t a clue but I saw Zaha play for palace against Southampton years ago. The year Southampton got promoted, it was at Selhurst Park, Ricky Lambert scored.

And I’ve always remembered right infront of where we were sitting, someone played a pass to zaha, which was probably two foot infront of him, because it wasn’t to feet which is how he wanted it, he literally let it go out for a Southampton throw in, to make a point. From there I’ve always thought he was a bit of an idiot to put it nicely, but the last few years he’s took it to a new level.



19 Sep 2020 08:42:06
Traore confirmed this morning.
Reported on ski.


1.) 19 Sep 2020 08:55:15
Must of read my post yesterday and decided to pull their finger out 😁 also apparently Origi available for £14m certainly worth a punt? Can play centrally or wide and would improve our forward options.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 12:27:21
Good shout Moose, a bargain at that price.

3.) 19 Sep 2020 13:26:03
For 14 million I’d b all over that moose.

4.) 19 Sep 2020 13:37:10
Apparently the BBC are saying Traore is our last bit of business this window unless a “unexpected opportunity” presents itself.

5.) 19 Sep 2020 16:51:57
Utter hogwash, how do they know what our transfer business entails?

6.) 19 Sep 2020 18:57:12
I hope it’s hogwash too Moose, but we seem prepared to accept the rumours they print on the players we are looking to sign quick enough!

7.) 19 Sep 2020 19:42:40
All paper BS, but we follow it anyway in our quest for all things Villa- me included! But we always keep our cards close to our chests, did anyone know anything about the Traore link til it was common knowledge?
We're a bloody impatient bunch 😁.



14 Jan 2020 08:44:37
Glenn Murray for £500000.
He knows where the goal is and use's his brain.
Probably better than any of our strikers, even when they were fit.
Deano lost in jungle of rumoured players, players available, players willing to come to VP.
Are we still being threatened by FFP?
If not why don't the owners do what Man City did and spend the money to get us where they want us to be, top 6 and Euro football.
OR are they waiting to dump Deano to get an international manager before they spend big?




07 Jan 2020 15:33:02
Drinkwater on loan.
This means that we cannot get Batman or Giroud on loan as we have the one from Chelsea we are allowed.
Glenn Murray from Brighton would be a good buy for little money. Scores for fun but only in the champs. Will he work in the prem?
Why are we looking at a guy who has scored 2 goals this season?
We need a goal machine now!
Options will expire if we don't action now.
C'mon Deano, show me your intent!


{Ed002's Note - There was never any chance of Giroud or Batshuayi moving to Aston Villa on loan - Giroud will be leaving but only has six months left on his contract.}

1.) 07 Jan 2020 19:26:50
We can still sign them permently thou.




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05 May 2021 09:54:00
Thought I might just add a couple of snippets about the 56/ 57 team.

Nigel Sims. Matinee idol looks, big and quick. Should have been picked for Englanad

Stan Lynn. Hard, fast, big and again totally fearless. Wingers beware. Shin pads essential.
Rocket shot. Took penalties with 100% power. Kelsey of Arsenel got his hands to one pen and ended up in the net.
He ran a sweet shop in Perry Bar in the 60's.
Only later when the press talked about him was he tagged Stan the wham.
Stan the man or Lynny.
My favourite player of all time.

Peter Aldis came from Cadburys team. Nowhere to cup winner. Once scored with a header from about 35yds
Stan Crowther Blonde hair 100% player. Man U bought him just after Munich and he became the only player to play for two different teams in the cup in the same year.

Jimmy Dugdale came from the Baggies. Very agile, good in the tackle and quick.

Pat Sayward tall Irish lad great in a tackle and again quick

Les Smith, small, agile. Lasting impression of him was lying in the mud beating his fists into the ground having put the ball across in the semi for someone to score.

Jacky Sewell, again smallish but was the midield general. Pain in the arse to everyone

Billy Myerscough was a busy player that just arrived and nicked the No9 spot for the final.

Johnny Dixon. Tall and an elegant player. Remember him scoring many goals.
My Dad reckoned he was among the top players in England and related a story about Dixon balancing the ball on his head and running through to score. True or false. don't know.

Peter McParland, again fast and fearless. All round a fans player and a players player Good with feet and head. Controversially shoulder charged Ray Wood in the final. Villa had worked out that Wood always threw the ball out and took his time. Apparently the players were told to get him to move the ball quicker.

In later years Wood was said to have admitted that the shoulder charge was fair but because he moved to brace himself the two players met at some pace and he had dropped his head slightly thus incurring the injury.
This argument went on for years but the result was the same.
Man Utd were massive favourites, Villa were there to make up the numbers.
Another tail that went round was that Man U wanted a photo taken before the game with them in clean kit as it would look better when they won.

I still have the Argus and Green Mail from that night.

Probably bored you all but sometimes a look back is fun.


1.) 05 May 2021 11:40:15
Not boring at all TOV, it’s nice to reminisce about good times after all we haven’t really had much of a sniff at the FA Cup since.

2.) 05 May 2021 14:49:20
No it`s nice to read Oldvillan, I was 7 at the time, but still remember the day very well.
We also had the very same Argus for years, and for some reason it got lost in transit, when my parents moved home.

3.) 05 May 2021 15:49:37
Hi Dave,
Thought you might recognise my philosophy on hard quick defenders.
Stay well.
Keep your shin pads on mate.

4.) 05 May 2021 16:16:20
They don`t make players like those guys anymore Oldvillan.
You and yours stay safe as well mate, shin pads are at the ready 👍.



04 May 2021 20:02:13
Nigel Sims
Stan Lynn
Peter Aldis
Stan Crowther
Jimmy Dgdale
Pat Saward
Leslie Smith
Jimmy Sewell
Billy Myerscough
Johnny Dixon
Peter Mcparland

What have these players got in common?
They are the last AVFC players to win an FA cup winners medal.
Yes 65 years ago on this day AVFC beat the busby Babes at Wembley.
Does anyone know if any of our hero's
are still with us?
There must be a small chance that one or two in their mid 80's are still here.
I hope that the management have shared this date with the players.
WE play MU on Saturday and a similar result would be a fitting climax.

The Very Old Villan.


1.) 04 May 2021 20:22:34
I was 6 then and hadn’t ventured to Villa Park.
Sims, Lynn, Dugdale, and Mcparland I do remember from my early Days supporting Villa.

2.) 04 May 2021 20:23:47
Old villain good to hear from you. Peter mac i believe is 87 and still going.

3.) 04 May 2021 20:24:08
McParland is still alive I think he is in his late eighties now but will live long in-our hearts particularly as it was against Utd.

4.) 04 May 2021 20:55:18
PM lives down on the south coast I believe👍.

5.) 04 May 2021 22:00:39
You are spot on chris, my wife and I were down by his place last week, drove down for the day, parking £2.20 a bleeding hour. 😂😂
He lives in Bournmouth mate.

6.) 05 May 2021 09:10:50
£2.20 an hour.
Thats cheap.
Try Whitstable. £3.00 in some of the C/ P.
However we have a long sea view road where you can park for free.
No limit. Park Monday return 2/ 3/ 4 weeks later for free.
Peter Mc was everybodys favourite.
Pace, power and fearless.
My type of player.



04 Apr 2021 17:34:53
Has Shakespeare taken over?
Its a "Comedy of Errors. "
Short passes, static players and mistakes all over the park.
Looks exactly like last season.
I don't care who says we are better than last season. If you take away the games before Christmas there is no change.


1.) 04 Apr 2021 17:44:17
Agree mate, it’s painful watching it’s such a waste of our great start.

2.) 04 Apr 2021 18:04:10
I am getting a bit fed up of Mings making poor mistakes, he believes that now he is in the England squad he is a class player, sorry you have to prove it week in week out.



24 Mar 2021 15:04:08
Had a chuckle today reading that Jack has received offers from several areas.
Now this makes one look carefully at where and how much.
Apparently Jacks next decision is whose boots he wears.
If only I had such massive decisions to make but Mrs OV ensures that I don't have to make them as she tells me which shoes I am going to wear.
Happy wife happy life.
Brightest point today. I had jab 2 and in 3 weeks I should be able to go out properly.
Down the chippy, sit on the seafront with a drink. Watch the tide come and go.
Next week the golf course opens so some regular exercise is on the books.
I feel released from H, M, P.


1.) 24 Mar 2021 15:24:33
Hi Oldvillan, glad you are both well, and well done on your C.V. part 2.
I think you will find mate, that you will still have to wear a mask, and socially distance, plus avoid crowds and and poorly ventilated places.
Sorry mate, but that`s how it will be for a while.

2.) 24 Mar 2021 19:38:15
The golf course is the safest place in the world. No masks.
We all stay apart, don't touch anybody and never touch other players balls.
Fresh air, exercise and company.
Could even win 20p.
Cant wait.
Ooh forgot. Could lose 20p. Damn.
Dave stay well keep the family well, keep to the rules and we may be allowed into VP next season.

{Ed001's Note - was it normal to touch each other's balls on the golf course then previously? Makes me glad I never got into golf now!}

3.) 24 Mar 2021 21:48:42
Ed, Short Expo

{Ed001's Note - that explains why Ed666 has developed this sudden fascination for the game then.}

4.) 25 Mar 2021 03:19:22
Spoils a good walk, Ed001.

{Ed001's Note - I would agree but I was never much into walking either, unless taking the dogs out. All that lovely green land that only a privileged few can use, while the rest of us have to make do with a little park a 20th of the size!}

5.) 25 Mar 2021 19:01:32
Interesting that Ed.
A season ticket probably costs more than golf club membership, and you still can't get use the grass.

{Ed001's Note - fair point, but you are not paying for players and staff to 'entertain' you for 90 minutes 19 times a season. Football is a show like going to the theatre or cinema, rather than a participatory sport. A better comparison would be renting 5/6 a side pitches etc. It is just annoying that kids have very few options to play football, yet there is huge areas of grass like that being wasted on a bad walk.}

6.) 25 Mar 2021 22:06:44
I would argue that you would have a better chance of being entertained at the St Andrews in Scotland than the St Andrews in Birmingham though Ed. 😂.

{Ed001's Note - I can't stand golf but I would still have to agree with you on that!}

7.) 25 Mar 2021 22:44:37
Absolutely Ed, I was talking about that very thing a couple of weeks ago, the nearest pitches to where we live are about 6 miles away, where our Grandson plays.
Other than that you would have to Google it to find any results, there are green fields and waste land all over the place where we live, its shocking really.

{Ed001's Note - it's wrong. The FA don't do enough. They should be buying up land to turn into child-friendly areas. Put in places for whole families to go around football pitches and keep the game strong for generations to come.}



21 Mar 2021 22:03:15
Well, just what did we learn tonight?
The players on the pitch all seem lazy. I don't mean they don't run, they just don't run in the right direction.
Players fail to put themselves into position to help players distribute the ball.
There is a failure to own the ball, too frequently due to poor first touch players lose the ball.
Without Grealish they look lost boys in a fog.
If he goes next season who could blame him?
We should already have a replacement in the house but NO, we have nothing.
Who was the lad that went to Coventry? He decided that they were more appealing than Villa Park.
Its not just missing Jack.
We don't have a pitch leader, a fighter who wants to win every ball.
We have some very nice chaps who look quite handsome with big smiles.
We don't have the miserable git who demands more. One who would kick his grandma if needed.
This year we are safe but other teams that we get measured against look like passing us during the run in.
Lets not be another Sheff Utd, that's all too easy.
Lets be like Man City and strive for the top not mediocrity.


1.) 22 Mar 2021 08:05:44
O’Hare is the answer, haven’t heard that one in a while, cheered me right up on a Monday morning😂.

2.) 22 Mar 2021 08:14:21
Oldvillain, what we learnt tonight is that we are lacking in many areas. We have lost the ability to attack at pace, quick incisive passing from front to back. We casually play across the back, dink it in to midfield and then pass it back. Backwards and sideways is how we are playing now. That coupled with the fact that we have some very average players who can't play that way shows our true ability. Good teams need good players and players who can work round losing the star player. I'm afraid that we have too many who are just average. As much as I have reservations about Barkley, he must be wondering how can he not get in that side. The whole midfield is lethargic, Ollie is running round like a headless chicken, Trez is championship at best, Traore is half hearted. I could go on. What I'd like to see for the rest of the season is some young blood put in, Barry, Bidace, Chumba, lads who want to show what they've got.

3.) 22 Mar 2021 14:15:43
Old Villain, exactly what I said months ago, there ain’t a trophy for ‘nicest group f fellas’ or dare I say it ‘honest bunch of lads’ our back 4 is sound, it’s what’s in front of it that worries me, we need a younger version of Scott Brown, nasty, does his job and passes to a player with more technical ability, Luiz is not that man, neither is Nakamba, McGinn is playing doggo right now but is being played out of position imo. So for me, a midfield general is needed, McGinn to the left, Grealish to the right then any combo of 2 wingers and a centre forward, 1 winger and 2 centre forwards, a winger, a No10 and a striker, there's 3 options for our attack, if we want to change things up, Jack could be the No10 too. So summer shopping list for me is a proper defensive mid, Isaac Hayden for me if the barcodes go down or Dier if that’s a deal that’s possible, Milik who’s got a get out clause of €12M at end of the season (shoulda gone for him in Jan but hey ho 🙄) and even though he’s been getting some hate on here, Raschica is obviously a ruthless character, don’t have to like him, all I/ we should care about is winning, Mary Poppins ain’t going to get us trophies and European football


4.) 22 Mar 2021 21:20:25
The players haven't at all been 'lazy'. There been a clear amount of effort but don't confuse laziness with lack of ability on the day. It's easy to call players lazy but that's definitely not the case.




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05 May 2021 16:01:40
Hi John,
It would appear that he has the same malaise re management that some of us have.
In the mid 50's a lad from Dudley was sent away from VP because he was a very big lad, and he was!
Played for England after a couple of years. Played for Man Utd.
His name Duncan Edwards.
Great loss after the Munich air crash in 1958.




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07 Oct 2020 20:30:44
WE have £24m from the monies stated for getting players into the squad.
Benrahma could be an option at a fare price if Franks would accept £24m.
Generally fees are ridiculous so one last push may secure a player that is/ was coveted by Deano and many on this site.
He is imaginative, quick and scores. What more do we want?
Watkin was a chance that proved right.
Surely worth a dip into the coffers.




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17 Sep 2020 20:02:05
Strikes a note this one.




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22 Dec 2019 16:38:08
Hello Dave, still believe in them especially after yesterday.
Where is the boss man at the back?
Find it all very depressing.
Our manager is failing all over the pitch.
He could have got the players he bought in for the price of drinks down the local.
Many of the players that were told to go could have still been with us when you compare what we have.
Abraham is what we need but alas .




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27 Apr 2019 13:47:19
I live in the south and this story has a lot going for it locally.
Another story is that the deal is almost done that if we don't get promoted then Jack will be in white next year.
I have told my Spuds mates that he is too good for them.
They tell me that he's not worth £20m.

Many Spuds fans have car reg N17. see if you spot one.


{Ed001's Note - Pochettino would love to sign Grealish. The only thing that has stopped it happening is that Levy would never agree the asking price or payment terms.}




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05 May 2021 15:49:37
Hi Dave,
Thought you might recognise my philosophy on hard quick defenders.
Stay well.
Keep your shin pads on mate.




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05 May 2021 09:10:50
£2.20 an hour.
Thats cheap.
Try Whitstable. £3.00 in some of the C/ P.
However we have a long sea view road where you can park for free.
No limit. Park Monday return 2/ 3/ 4 weeks later for free.
Peter Mc was everybodys favourite.
Pace, power and fearless.
My type of player.




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05 May 2021 09:02:47
Yes Derek played every game up until the final when Billy Myerscough was picked.
All the fans were a bit like today and were up in arms.
I listed the medal winners and Derek missed the final.
Nobody knew why he lost his place and as you point out he got a fans medal which was deserved.

He got his revenge several times against us scoring many goals.




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01 May 2021 14:16:38
If I could I would red card the pair of you.

Respect has gone, common sense has gone, courtesy has gone.
If you can't say it face to face then keep quiet.

Think about the pair of you in the same team. Chaos.
Same side or not I would tackle both of you.

Regardless of the subject, you are allowed your own opinion.
Keep it clean and mind your manners.

Social media stinks.




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30 Apr 2021 08:39:16
Been watching the site for a while and it seems nothing has changed.
A simple difference of opinion becomes outbreak of war.
We can't agree to disagree.
Its easier to not bother.