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29 Jan 2020 15:50:21
Looks like Periero is of to Cagliari in Italy.
Another one bites the dust.


1.) 29 Jan 2020 16:10:26
That's a pity, let's hope there's somebody at least as good being lined up then.



28 Jan 2020 17:02:52
Its looking like we are closing in on Gaston Periero.
He was absent from training today, believed to be in talks, not 100% but there is something in it.
Could be on lads.


1.) 28 Jan 2020 18:15:25
Hope so Dave.
We've discussed this possibility not so long ago.
I think 5 million was mentioned. For his age, strike rate and goal assists that would be a bargain. He's described as an attacking midfielder/ winger.
Fingers crossed 🤞🏻 ✍️.

2.) 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.

3.) 29 Jan 2020 20:59:50
Gone to Cagliari in Italy Shane.



26 Jan 2020 20:04:16
What's the betting Trez will make way for Samatta instead of El Ghazi?


1.) 26 Jan 2020 20:45:04
Think Trez’s work rate is second to none. Seem to miss him when he’s not in the side.

2.) 28 Jan 2020 08:55:37
Personally I like El Ghazi. I think he’s a constant thorn in the side of most teams we’ve played, his finishing is not good enough and he needs to help out more defensively but I do like how he is involved in almost everything.
But I do think Trez should start and be given a good run of games (5 atleast) to show what he’s got.

I’d be ditching the 3 CBs and play 4-3-3 with
Trez on the left and El Ghazi on the right with Samatta central.
Luiz and Drinkwater holding the midfield and Grealish just ahead of them with freedom to do what he does.

3.) 28 Jan 2020 16:15:11
Ditch the 3 cbs you are mad and el gazi is not a Thorn in anyone apart from him self terrible player.

4.) 28 Jan 2020 17:33:38
El Ghazi has 4 goals and 4 assists in 18 games. yes terrible player spot on you’re a genius in evaluating a players worthiness.

Let me just back up my opinion with a fact.
Only Grealish has better goal/ assist stats for us (7goals/ 6assists in 22games) .
And El Ghazi has played 400 mins less than Grealish so when I say he’s effective the stats back that up.

5.) 28 Jan 2020 18:59:40
firstly if you are going to say you are using facts he has played 21 games. Secondly I shall talk you through those goals.
Everton at home was one of the luckiest goals I have seen.
Burnley at home, half decent finish can’t take nothing away from that one
Newcastle at home tap in
Man City at home penalty
Now there are the goals if i was to go through all of the sitters he has missed they would be 10+++++++ I’ve seen him hit the bar from 2 yards, I can’t remember all of the assists but the one for jacks goal again United was a over hit cross I’m sure some of the others would be aswell?

6.) 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.

7.) 30 Jan 2020 20:02:07
Right then the weekend I will skip through the games and tell you how many golden chances el gazi has missed, I’m talking 2 yards out sitters that any professional footballer should score, he is a striker / winger so he should have more goals than that imo, he’s not fast he hasn’t got a good work ethic (lazy), not a good crosser of the ball, all key quality’s a winger needs and he simply doesn’t have them.



20 Jan 2020 20:41:55
Apparently we are looking at Mehdi Taremi.
Plays for Rio Ave, score rate is just better than 1 in 2.
Its a new name, and you never know?




20 Jan 2020 20:38:13
Samatta deal done.





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05 Apr 2020 16:00:36
If football players and Management think that they will get a big pat on the back from me, for accepting a very small pay cut, they can think again.
They are not doing anything special here, they are all very wealthy people, and like most in that fraternity, think they are different to others.
I agree it is better than nothing, but that is just what it is, "nothing", to them.
Everyone else has had financial measures forced on them, some are really going to struggle, and may never ever recover.
As we keep saying, we are all in this together, well I am asking them prove it.
Surely under the the present circumstances, clubs should be able to implement their own wage structure.
No money coming through the turnstiles = less or no wages.
If it was up to the many people I have talked to, both online and on the phone, we are all of the same belief that, if you can`t manage on £5,000-£7,000 a week now, you need a serious lesson in life`s skills.
I really do hope nobody defends them on this.


1.) 05 Apr 2020 17:27:35
I see Kyle Walker is the latest selfish p###k to break the rules this just shows the complete disregard that these self serving idiots have for the rules that apply to everyone, rich or poor, alike. As for the wages debate, I have no idea of the why's and wherefore's of contracts etc and yes, maybe being singled out is unfair, but at a time of national and global crisis when everydays livelihood is at risk they should not be exempt from doing their part at the minimum they should take the hit of supporting the ordinary people that work for their clubs and are having to survive on the government help available. Come on all football clubs do your part and support your staff and the NHS.

2.) 05 Apr 2020 19:12:04
Moose, it seems that if you are mentioned, or your profession is mentioned you are being singled out?
Rooney has complained and said the same, he has said that he has the money and the means to help out.
Well why did he not mention it before then, before he had been singled out.
These guys never think they have been singled out when their money goes up do they.
Obscene amounts of money are paid to them, its not their fault entirely I know, but when it takes: Doctors 5 yrs, Nurses 6.5 yrs and Ambulance personnel 9 yrs, to earn what top players earn in a "WEEK" it infuriates me beyond reason.
They have no complaints at all.



25 Mar 2020 20:00:04
Sorry Mark, had laptop and Debit card issues, trying to get supplies on line.
Was really sweating, getting very low on stuff, and my wife is High risk, so going out is a no no, anyway all good now thankfully.
Well Done MD, you deserve it mate.
And well put together Mark.


1.) 25 Mar 2020 20:37:53
Ok Dave, no problème mate, glad to hear you’ve got everything under control now.
The challenge I compiled seems to have gone down quite well, so you never know I may create a 3rd one.
Stay safe mate 👍.

2.) 25 Mar 2020 21:27:05
And you buddy.
Stay safe to all the family on here.

3.) 26 Mar 2020 16:37:19
Thanks for that Ed, 👍.

{Ed001's Note - sorry mate I got your post and posted it before I saw your other replies. Apologies Moose.}

4.) 26 Mar 2020 16:56:23
No worries Ed, thanks for taking it off again afterwards.

{Ed001's Note - one of the others did, thankfully.}

5.) 26 Mar 2020 18:38:28
Cheers Ed001 wanted to prolong the suspense though it'll probably be nothing compared to Menace's head scratcher 😁.



19 Mar 2020 14:57:20
Hey fellas, how many of you guys, have any underlying health issues that are concerning you right now?
the way things are.


1.) 21 Mar 2020 12:16:12
Hi Dave
I have to take immuno suppressants for life so I am virtually housebound for the foreseeable.

I still get out walking but if I see anyone I just cross over.

I have started doing shopping online, not stockpiling I might add, but I can't even get 1 handwash yet I see people round my way going shopping everyday when they normally do 1 shop, pure greed.



17 Mar 2020 12:59:48
What is the biggest crowd you have been in a Villa Park.


1.) 17 Mar 2020 14:49:05
1969 FA cup semi final between Man City and Everton
Man City won it 1-0 I remember it well Dave, big Tommy Booth heading in from a corner. The crowd was 65,000.

2.) 17 Mar 2020 16:22:59
You beat me Mark, mine was Villa v Man Utd semi final second leg, under floodlights, 58,OOO I think.
And Lochead and Pat McMahon for us, and Brian Kid for them.

3.) 17 Mar 2020 16:32:37
Dave, can you remember what the attendances were, when we were in the 3rd division, in the 70’s?

4.) 17 Mar 2020 16:38:04
1972 We beat Bournmouth 2-1 at Villa Park, there were just over 48,000 there, what a day.

5.) 17 Mar 2020 16:51:18
Didn’t we regularly get crowds most premier league teams today don’t achieve?

6.) 17 Mar 2020 16:57:02
Yep, we never moved of the top of the division, after that game.
I think most of our home games were 40,000 +
As you say Mark, the envy of a lot of prem teams today.



16 Mar 2020 16:18:47
I have been looking and comparing, some of the past and present players, who have graced our pitch over the years.
A position that stood out by a country mile, was Centre Backs.
I don`t think there is a team in the whole football league, that can boast such an illustrious selection of great players for one position, and yes I said great.
It is only from 1955 ish, I know there were others before, because my late Dad used to tell me about Jimmy Gibson and Joe Tate.
I have named Barry and Dublin at the bottom, although not strictly Central defenders, they were far better than what we have now.

Jimmy Dugdale
John Sleeuwenhoek
Chris Nicholl
Allan Evans
Ken McNaught
Paul McGrath
Ugo Ehiogu
Shaun Teale
Gareth Southgate
Olof Mellberg
Martin Laursen
John Terry
Gareth Barry
Dion Dublin

I know some are no longer with us,
but every one of them were fantastic, and I thank them all for the memories and service they gave our club.


1.) 16 Mar 2020 16:53:08
Impressive list Dave, but I noticed Ian Ross isn’t on there.

2.) 16 Mar 2020 17:06:15
Yeah, good player Mark, but not a centre back was he.
He was in the side when Chris Nicoll was centre back or Fred Turnbull.

3.) 16 Mar 2020 18:00:08
I'll throw in Kent Nielsen, scored against Inter Milan when we beat them 2-0 on that great European night at Villa Park to which the great Gary Newbon asked Sid Cowans the immortal question "you think they'll beat you at the San Siro? " If looks could of killed still makes my p##s itch thinking about it! Not even well done great result. clown!

4.) 16 Mar 2020 18:21:32
Ian Ross partnered Chris Nicholl Dave, I think he did play in midfield for part of his career as well though.

5.) 16 Mar 2020 18:25:17
I was also thinking maybe Carlos Cuéllar, Richard Dunne and Ron Vlaar mate.

6.) 16 Mar 2020 18:34:16
Ok, Guys that`s cool.
Ian Ross and Kent Nielson only strengthen the case.
Mark I am not sure I would rate, Cuellar, Dunne, or Vlaar as greats.
There again it all comes down to personal opinions, so no argument.

7.) 16 Mar 2020 18:36:14
Oh and Martin Keown, was with us for a few years I believe. He wasn’t bad either certainly better than any of the current crop.

8.) 16 Mar 2020 18:50:17
Maybe not greats Dave, I agree there, but still better than we’ve got now, I would say.

9.) 16 Mar 2020 19:21:44
You have twisted my arm on Keown, a no nonsense player but effective.




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06 Apr 2020 22:06:09
Spot on mate.




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06 Apr 2020 21:40:46
Thank you Moose.




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06 Apr 2020 20:46:23
True Mark, you are probably right, which is a shame.
That is the very reason I feel as I do, there are no consequences for these people and their behaviour.
If the Management and the club do nothing about this, Shame on them.




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06 Apr 2020 18:57:36
No I don`t take prisoners Mark. I never have done, I am like my Dad, my wife, and our Son and Daughter are the same.
Mark, if people toe the line, I would walk to the end of the earth for them, in truth I am a very tolerant person and like people.
Grealish is a mindless idiot, just like Catherine Calderwood and now Kyle Walker.
All of them, get rid, end of.
We all make mistakes, I put sugar in the salt cellar, I also buy a thick loaf instead of medium, but doing that I am not going to kill anyone.
On a more relaxed note, I do agree with your views on players.




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06 Apr 2020 11:42:13
Yes mate, no question, the bloke is an idiot.
Needs to grow up, become a man, and he is not bigger than Villa like he thinks he is.
He has done it with me, get rid.





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06 Apr 2020 11:47:39
Yeah, with you on that Dave, hope you are safe and well Bob and family.




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05 Apr 2020 19:12:04
Moose, it seems that if you are mentioned, or your profession is mentioned you are being singled out?
Rooney has complained and said the same, he has said that he has the money and the means to help out.
Well why did he not mention it before then, before he had been singled out.
These guys never think they have been singled out when their money goes up do they.
Obscene amounts of money are paid to them, its not their fault entirely I know, but when it takes: Doctors 5 yrs, Nurses 6.5 yrs and Ambulance personnel 9 yrs, to earn what top players earn in a "WEEK" it infuriates me beyond reason.
They have no complaints at all.




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01 Apr 2020 14:29:23
That is very feasible Aka, and in an ideal world might/ could happen.
At the moment we are not in an ideal world, and the difficult part would be finding an investor.
After all said and done, the buyer would be in the same situation as the seller, owning a business that is going nowhere for the foreseeable future.
Unless they sell for a pittance obviously.




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31 Mar 2020 13:44:46
Sorry lads for not participating in this debate, I would get really vocal if I did, and most of my views would get no further than the Eds.
I have very little time for these backsides, so I will more than likely agree with all you guys are saying.




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30 Mar 2020 17:37:17
Agree 4eva.