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Best team moment: 81 league winners and 82 CHAMPIONS OF EUROPE

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01 Aug 2021 17:11:28
Jack grealish pictured in full Villa traimimg gear today all over twitter.


1.) 01 Aug 2021 17:29:15
Sadly doesn't mean much more than a deal is not agreed yet, he's professional and was due back in training so has shown up to his credit. Think we will find out tomorrow what is happening, expect an announcement either way tomorrow, this saga has to be out to rest either way immediately.



05 Jul 2021 20:30:59
I'm hearing a new contract has been signed and all will be revealed along with the new kit on the same day if its true and I have no reason to doubt this person then I'm sure all Villa fans will be very happy indeed.


1.) 05 Jul 2021 22:21:21
This contact reliable Daz? Would be amazing news!

2.) 06 Jul 2021 06:38:25
Very BK i don't normally post rumours as I don't believe in them.

3.) 06 Jul 2021 16:49:20
Fingers crossed Daz, I'd like to see this concluded either way - If Grealish wants to go we need to make this as painless and quick as possible, take the 100M and reinvest smartly. If he is staying, like your mate suggests then I'll be over the moon, that'll be a real statement of intent from Villa.

4.) 06 Jul 2021 18:39:00
Where has this 100m come from, I know of no concrete evidence that is the figure that would trigger his release.
It was 88m last week, all speculation in my book, time will tell.
The chances are it will never happen, if it does we will be some way off with our maths.

5.) 06 Jul 2021 20:42:51
For the record, I 99% think Jack will stay, but it’s going through my mind that as he’s a Villa fan and would want the best for the club and he decides it’s time to move on, that’s why we got Buendia in early? and going for ESM so aggressively as reported? Just thinking out loud 🤔


6.) 06 Jul 2021 21:14:03
Ally very true, but that doesn`t answer the question where the 100m came from.

7.) 07 Jul 2021 01:16:02
It was rumoured that city were going to bid 100 million for him, then that 1 source wrote an article about the 88 million deal already agreed, all pure speculation in my book.
if jack had let’s just say 2 years left on his contract, wanted to leave and we needed the money I’d say 100 million would be the ball park to buy him, but he has 4 years left, owners don’t need cash, he’s club captain of his boyhood club and the only desire he has talked about is winning trophies, in my opinion I think it’s going to take 140-150 million to get that deal done this year or even next year, I think city will bid but won’t go high enough for us to accept and I predict he will sign a new contract probably with a release clause of around 120-130 million, if you want him pay up and if you don’t want to pay then do 1, simples.

8.) 07 Jul 2021 05:23:12
Well said Whackie


9.) 07 Jul 2021 17:27:43
I agree with the sentiments in the above posts and that works well unless Jack decides he wants a move.



01 Jul 2021 19:46:23
With Jack being offered a new contract and a reported wage of 150k a week I think this could have repricutions on future transfers and wages for new players. I know a couple have been released to get some wages back but if we sign Tammy he would surely demand 75-80k a week also can we really afford this?


1.) 01 Jul 2021 20:00:03
It is a worry I must confess however, I I am sure the commercial arm of the club are looking to improve revenue streams season upon season, but it will become increasingly difficult if we can’t get closer in revenue terms to the big six. I remember reading a couple of months back that Tottenham’s income from just food and hospitality dwarfed Villa’s match day receipts for the whole season if we can’t narrow that gap signing and paying for top players will always be a problem.

{Ed002's Note - Someone is teasing you.}

2.) 01 Jul 2021 20:38:51
Don’t believe everything you read Villajohn.

3.) 01 Jul 2021 20:38:14
Ed - based on the last set of accounts Villa’s match day income was £11 million, Spurs was £95 million. Apparently next year they are anticipating hospitality will take £800,000 per home game 19 home games plus 3 Champions League games gives an estimated income of £17.6 million if those projections are right we are going to have real problems in competing with top clubs unless we address that financial imbalance.

{Ed002's Note - The last pre-pandemic results were for the 18/19 season when Aston Villa was in the Championship. You are not comparing like for like. Aston Villa have far less income than Spurs on match day due to the size of the stadium and ticket prices. They will earn more next season than Spurs do in sandwiches and lager.}

4.) 01 Jul 2021 21:30:56
The accounts I am quoting from are 2020 accounts our first season back in the premier league so I am comparing like with like.

5.) 02 Jul 2021 19:23:55
Tottenham will do that against most when it comes to match day income, much like Doug Ellis was ahead of the curve when he installed the large function rooms with bars, and as many boxes as possible etc at villa park, Levy has pioneered the next step at the new Spurs stadium, with the 100 meter bar and other attractions, all aimed at keeping both home and away fans at the ground long before and long after the match.

We were away there first game of our return to the prem, when things were ‘normal’, there set up is a different kettle of fish to everyone in the UK.



25 Jun 2021 17:29:56
Hi all hope your all well I've tried searching everywhere to see if there is a release clause in Jack's contract but can't find anything I know Ed02 is very clued up on things like this and perhaps they could shed some light on this? Personally I think Jack does have one and it would be in the region of 70-80 million mark and I'd say IMO that's a fair valuation.


{Ed002's Note - Release clauses and even termination clauses in England are very rare. If he is sold it will require negotiation.

1.) 25 Jun 2021 22:16:59
No release clause daz, and if he had 1 for 80 million then why would City allegedly be preparing a 100 million offer, you’ve answered your own question there lol.

2.) 25 Jun 2021 22:28:01
How come they are so popular abroad Ed? It seems like nearly every player in Spain has one, sometimes the youngsters over there are rumoured to have ridiculous ones before there even close to being stars.

{Ed002's Note - It varies Chi’s - in Spain and Portugal there is a legal requirement for “buy out” clauses - in much of German and Italy there are “termination clauses”. In France, the Netherlands and England it is less common.}

3.) 25 Jun 2021 22:33:06
Thanks Ed that's why I couldn't find it then. I do believe he will sign 1 more year then if we don't get a European spot he will leave. I also believe that Man C are more in the market for a striker rather than someone like Jack.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect it will continue as we have previously discussed - AV wont want to sell, if the player wants a way out then they will ask for around £100M and perhaps accept £89M.}

4.) 25 Jun 2021 22:38:23
Main word there Whack allegedly 👍👍.

5.) 26 Jun 2021 00:32:24
For sure daz, like last year he was going to United, rumour had it he had the Red Devil tattoo on his arse ready for the big move, then no bid from united😂😂.

6.) 26 Jun 2021 09:07:17
As I said previously this is a win win for us, if he goes we have circa £100 million to invest in the squad, if he stays we have one of the best players in the premier league in our squad. Happy days. 😁.

7.) 26 Jun 2021 15:07:53
John do you think 100m is enough to replace Grealish? Might sound silly but I think we all agree we can't replace him directly but do you think 3 x 40M players would be more valuable to Villa than Grealish? As mad as it sounds, I'm torn :-)

8.) 26 Jun 2021 16:23:37
So for me BK I genuinely think if you can strike the right deals I think it could benefit us, so I have said on a previous post if City want Jack, they have to include Jack Harrison as part of the deal we then have something like £80 million as an adjustment.

As an example you could use that cash to sign the likes of Abraham and Ward-Prowse and move McGinn further forward. I also think that the other benefit of something like I have outlined is that such an approach gives you options so you could play with 2 quality strikers up top.

I am not saying I want Jack to leave but if that happens I don’t think it’s the end of the world either.

9.) 26 Jun 2021 17:22:53
Thanks John, understand your perspective and agree Jack Harrison would probably match Grealishs output (goals and assists) but for me we still need to replace his creativity and his ability to carry the ball and take the ball in tight areas, his ability to do this takes so much pressure off us at times and allows us to reset defensively or alternatively attack at speed. A massively ambitious option would be Houssem Aouar at Lyon but we have zero chance of getting him and that's the real problem for me with losing Grealish, the players that would slot in seemlessly and help us replace him (in the aggregate) are most likely unobtainable!

10.) 26 Jun 2021 17:51:51
BK I don’t think you can get a like for like replacement for Jack not too many like him about in fact I can’t think of anyone at the moment to be honest, however even if there was one I think there aspirations would be higher than joining us at present sadly.



27 Apr 2021 07:55:32
Dean Smith years:
1st year promotion
2nd year stay in PL
3rd year mid table in PL
This man and his team have gave us our Villa back. Facts youngest team and one of the smallest squads in the PL. Best season in God knows how many years.3rd best defense in PL. Youth set up getting better and better. CV outbreak this season ruined momentum. All these and there are many more facts which I'm sure MOST are aware of have bode us well this season. Remeber the deadly Doug era sacking a manager for the sake of it well I'm afraid with these owners it's not going to happen we have our best manager in years and some have the audacity to question his judgement? Dean Smith along with his backroom staff for me are doing wonders so what if performances are not as good we are now in a position as a club to move to season 4 with hope and optimism with the right blend of youth and experience from this season we will move to the next level. Rwmeber the 5 year plan well we are 1 year ahead of ourselves. And just to quote the Spurs manage on Sunday" We are 5 years behind Man C" This is a Spurs side who have been in the PL for god knows how many years. Sacking ain't the answer we need to all be singing off the same hymn sheet and like someone said on here a bad apple ( Barkley) could be our downfall imagine what 500 bad apples would do. IN DEAN I TRUST.


1.) 27 Apr 2021 08:53:28
I’m absolutely with you Daz when assessing a manager it should be over an extended period of time not 3-4 months and as you say his track record over the 2 -3 years he has been in charge is good. I agree we are ahead of schedule based on the plan developed by NSWE when they took over, and given the money I am confident based on the signings he has made up to now that future investment will be good and that we will kick on again next season. We know changing managers regularly doesn’t work we have done that often enough, we have tried putting up and coming managers in charge (Paul Lambert) and that didn’t work, let’s hold our nerve and show some confidence in one of our own. God forbid we have someone like Bruce or Mourinho in charge.

2.) 27 Apr 2021 08:59:09
Thank you John.

3.) 27 Apr 2021 16:42:41
Daz, you are correct in what you say, and I have a great belief that we will continue to improve.
I want Deano to succeed as much as anyone, and I will support him if I think he is doing the right things.
However having said all that, If I think players are not performing, and our form is suffering, I will say so.
Would people rather I said all was great, when in truth our results are showing that is not the case.
In my opinion team selection is showing uncertainty, and a lack of confidence in our back up.

4.) 27 Apr 2021 17:02:34
Good posts Daz and John. I haven’t always agreed with some of Deano’s line ups, substitutions, reluctance to try some of the youngsters etc., but I wholeheartedly agree we should stick with him.
To be a top 6 side, we need to have a much stronger squad. When Deano’s got that, I have every confidence we will be.
With the current squad, I doubt there’s a manager out there who would have got us higher than a mid-table finish.

5.) 27 Apr 2021 17:14:00
But we have Jack tho, so surely top 2 is guaranteed? 🤔😁.

6.) 27 Apr 2021 18:21:51
In response to Dave I agree performances haven't been as good of late and yes team selection sometimes are questionable but this is why he is paid the money to do a job for us which I believe he has done so with great effort. People say why don't he play 2 up top and I believe the reason he hasn't is because all season we have had only 2 fit strikers imagine if 1 got injured that would leave us with 1 fit striker it don't take a rocket scientist to work that out mate. As for the youth playing Ramsey has come on this season and he has given some a taste of the 1st team set up. I think next season you will see a couple of our youth team getting their chance but as all managers know you can't play 2 or 3 as that would weaken the side so much. Take the Liverpool game for instance that youth team played well but faltered in the end against a side when let's face it have struggled this season. All in all I think its been a great season and here's to next season when Deano should be judged.

7.) 27 Apr 2021 18:22:24
Hahaha Moose love it.

8.) 27 Apr 2021 18:26:42
And to Mark i'm so glad we didn't get into Europe this season our squad is nowhere near good enough nor big enough to compete in 4 competitions. Hopefully next season we can push on that little but further and build further.

9.) 27 Apr 2021 18:51:36
Thank you Daz, in your first two lines, you have agreed with what I am saying.
Performances haven't been as good of late, and team selection is sometimes very questionable.
Ok so change things, mix things up a bit, try something new.
So why is it different for you to say exactly the same thing mate.

10.) 27 Apr 2021 19:25:07
Dave, please name a manager in the Premier League (or anywhere) who has majorly changed their system and selections based on a run of iffy form.
Managers have their ideas and they stick by them. We can disagree with them but other managers can't be better in that regard when they don't do it either.
Other managers may have a system which works better for certain teams, may have better training methods or get their ideas across better or the big one, just have better players who've played together for a longer period of time.

11.) 27 Apr 2021 19:33:14
I to would like to see some of the youngsters given a chance before the seasons end to gauge progression and I guess in some ways influence the transfer targets for next season. My worry is with the likes of Elmo, Engels, Taylor, Lansbury, Hourihane, Heaton, Nakamba, Trez, and El ghazi will be moved on, we will upgrade a number of those positions, that being the case the opportunities for our youngsters will be less than it is now, and I wonder whether the plan will be to loan a significant number of them out to give them experience of league football if not then as others have said we run a real risk of losing these talented kids particularly if they see no path to first team football with Villa.

12.) 27 Apr 2021 19:56:51
With all due respect Dave and please don't take this the wrong way there is saying it and there is repeating it over and over again. As RK has said different games different tactics players Deano has been a PL manager for 2 seasons he is growing along with the team.

13.) 27 Apr 2021 20:09:37
Rk I can give you four instances, that contrary to what you are saying would disprove your theory.
Derby twice under Clough, and Leeds twice under Revie, system and formation changed with great results.
Players involved, Davies, Hector and O`Hare for Derby. and Giles, Gray, Yorath and Lorimer for Leeds.
So guys I will let you have your space, what's that saying again, oh yeah
"you can`t teach an old dog new tricks".
Shame really.

14.) 27 Apr 2021 20:41:00
So 2 managers who are no longer with us? Very great managers but I was looking for something more in the now as you say he has to learn to change or be replaced by someone who will.
Klopp didn't change his tactics and Liverpool have suffered this season. People have questioned the high line and him not changing tact but is anybody questioning his managerial abilities or suggesting he is on borrowed time because of it?

15.) 27 Apr 2021 20:52:39
Yeah Klopp never changed his tactics, that again is my point, you have to change things.
And rk, I have never said Deano needs replacing.

16.) 27 Apr 2021 20:56:36
I wonder whether the reluctance to play a different system revolves around the protection the two defensive midfielders provide the back four, we are a lot tighter at the back than last season but that compromises our attacking capabilities, I know at first we produced some stunning results but as all premiership teams do other teams have sussed us out a little bit, that combined with Jack’s injury and Barkley to all intensive purposes going AWOL we have been left woefully short in the creativity department hence we have at times looked average at best. The more I think about it we need at least 1 quality defensive midfielder we could then play McGinn further up the pitch where, as he is for Scotland much more effective than he is for us currently I also think that would give us more options in terms of changing systems.

17.) 27 Apr 2021 21:52:48
Brilliant assessment Daz👍.

18.) 27 Apr 2021 22:03:16
Dave, I know you haven't said he needs replacing now but you also said he needs to change something or he would need to be.
If the players pick their form back up and we add, as expected, in the summer then would the system and other things still need to change? Smith has seen that the players can go on a good run with how it is. Ripping up the hymn sheet doesn't stop them passing to the advertising hoardings when they get a rush of blood or aren't focusing properly.
Klopp has players out injured and out of form. People suggest the high line isn't helping but a lot of people would also suggest they'd probably still ship goals regardless with the second rate defenders that are having to play.

19.) 28 Apr 2021 17:02:05
Rk, if there are new additions in the next window, then things will probably not need changing.
Hopefully any new players we get, will be better than what we have, and be more capable of carrying out their duties.
We have got most of the juice out of what we have, and at times have been found wanting, all I am asking, is realisation that is the case.
And I reiterate I have never asked for Deano`s sacking, I have said he needs the remainder of this season, and next season, fact mate.

As far as Liverpool are concerned I will leave that to my son-in-law, he is the one who is up to speed on their problems.

20.) 28 Apr 2021 18:32:15
I was listening to TalkSPORT this afternoon where they were getting into the Arsenal takeover and having a real go at Arteta and in essence asking for his head, what’s that got to do with us I hear you ask, well someone who apparently who follows the NFL and American sport in general said that by and large American owners are generally really reluctant to get rid of coaches/ managers rather they tend to get rid of the players that are not doing it for them. An interesting perspective I thought maybe Deano’s position isn’t as under threat as some journalists would have us believe.

21.) 28 Apr 2021 19:39:15
That`s worth a thought John.

22.) 28 Apr 2021 22:31:11
Wes Edens basketball team suggedt that also John, they took a young coach and focused on the money moneyball tactic with the players until it clicked. I imagine he's probably the more hands on of the owners with that experience and he's recently done an interview backing the stats based approach.




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05 Sep 2021 21:05:57
This is going to be worse than the Free Deidre Barlow fracas. Free the 2 Emis get the placards ready!




04 Sep 2021 12:36:18
Thank you for my personal email Villadave sorry I didn't respond but basically I couldn't be.


1.) 04 Sep 2021 13:34:02
On a personal note I would like to apologise to Markdavfrance and Moose 2 people who I do have the upmost respect for on here SORRY if I upset you 2 in anyway shape or form. As for Villadave the email you sent me was a tad embarrassing if I may say for me to try and get a alliance with Edd002 why would I do that? ED002 has at least the courage and decency to give up their own spare time for the likes of us to debate and i'm sure like your other forum you along with others has put some money into it so I'm sure they have the right to say it how it is like you and others do on your own forum you set up Truth hurts sometimes.

2.) 04 Sep 2021 14:07:45
Banter is great and doesn't require apologies, so if apologies are proffered banter is not applicable.

I have said many times there is no place for insults and it really does diminish what in most cases are relevant and valid opinions. So what about accepting views are personal and that should be taken in to account.

If we don't agree its right to balance things with an alternative opinion, but not using patronising and personal insults, this devalues a valid response.

3.) 04 Sep 2021 15:29:22
“ Just as a side question, when Grealish was caught leaving the scene of an car accident last year, and the video showing his driving came out later, you along with many other, and rightly so, berated him, his character, his respect etc. When the video went out you also claimed you’d have him sold straight away etc. Now all of a sudden, you have the complete opposite opinion of his character, personality etc. Why the change? Why is it so often when the large majority agree on something do you nine times out of ten, very vocally disagree? Even as I’ve shown in this case, if it’s something that in the very recent history you had the same view? ” nothing personal there Scotty son, still waiting for an answer😉.

4.) 04 Sep 2021 16:53:45
Everything is personal with you, people make mistakes errors of judgment and sometimes too quick to respond, everyone deserves a bit of slack at times and some of us move on and don't dwell on things. Move on i say, no need for emoji's.

5.) 04 Sep 2021 17:39:58
Again, highlight what’s personal in there? Where’s your error of judgement? You’ve completely 180’d and I just want to understand why, nothing personal in there whatsoever.



20 Aug 2021 07:46:07
You know when you want to write something but you can't be arsxx with all the crxx being said on here the embarrassing abbreviations after a message because someone got banned grown men? I've seen children act more like a adult! Keep up the good work Ed002 keep telling them how it is.


1.) 20 Aug 2021 13:35:33
Sure daz it’s perfectly fine to abuse someone on here but those abbreviations are childish lol maybe you missed the whole thing or something like that.

2.) 20 Aug 2021 22:18:09
I’ve replied to this but it hasn’t been posted, truth bombs not allowed


{Ed002's Note - I assume that the editor deleted the reply as from a whining little bitch.}

3.) 21 Aug 2021 09:04:08



06 Aug 2021 12:35:23
Oh well its been a very eventful last 2 weeks, Time has now come to look to the future and not dwell on the past. Everyone has had their say on the situation for me now he is just another ex player who has gone on to win honours now. We are still light years away from the Man Citys of the world but with our owners and people looking after our club I'm sure next season is going to be a better one let's make Villa Park a very intimidating place to come for the so called big 6 let them know that Villa are here to stay god help them.




05 Aug 2021 21:01:45
I am so so proud to call myself a Aston Villa fan so so so proud well done Aston Villa in doing that TV update.


1.) 05 Aug 2021 21:24:07
I agree.

2.) 05 Aug 2021 21:47:36
Daz we are all proud Villa fans including Jack, you can bet he will be following our results and performances.




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30 Jul 2021 17:47:08
Jack has had the time to tweet when he was getting slated for not taking a penalty he now has had time to react to the rumours if he wanted to stop. For me now its gone past the point of no return with a certain few fans now calling him a snake and also I've seen 1 picture where by a top with his name on being burnt I'm sure his head was turned when at the Euros and maybe Southgate has told him he needs to be at a top 6 club to be a regular 1st teamer in the England set up.1 thing is for sure knowing our fanbase there will be some in-house fighting again.




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06 Jul 2021 06:38:25
Very BK i don't normally post rumours as I don't believe in them.




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05 Jul 2021 10:05:15
Very true Ed we did but Watkins was a proven goal scorer in the Championship and for me was worth a punt but ESR for me is going to be more of a gamble I feel. As I said I've not seen him play so I can really say much on the guy and as Chris has said we are awash with attacking players at the moment unless Grealish goes.


{Ed077's Note - ESR did impress for Huddersfield (?) in the Championship and has done well for Arsenal too. Whether an AM is of real need for AV or not might depend on the summer business.



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05 Jul 2021 08:47:52
A reported £32 million bid going in for ESR for me personally think this is a lot of money for a unproven PL player surely that could be spent on a more experienced player in his position? I've not seen him play so to be honest so I can't really comment on his ability.


{Ed077's Note - ESR has some PL experience. He did play around 2 dozens games in the PL for Arsenal last season.

Didn't you pay a similar fee for someone with actual no PL experience last season, for Watkins? And it didn't turn out that bad now, has it?



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25 Jun 2021 22:38:23
Main word there Whack allegedly 👍👍.





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18 Oct 2021 17:13:27
Exactly DBS no other words needed.




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16 Oct 2021 19:55:19
I bet you wasn't moaning when we was 2-0 up though eh? FICKLE!




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09 Oct 2021 20:02:00
Hopefully someone offers 20p for you to go and support their team.




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05 Oct 2021 21:02:30
If only people realised this Dave spot on bud.




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05 Oct 2021 20:49:47
Hi Chris I'm not going to lie here mate this kid is very very special reminds me of a young Rooney raw and very exciting to watch. Our academy has got to be up there with the Man U of the 90s.