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23 Feb 2021 14:31:29
Sander Berge being linked, would be perfect and hopefully at a good price if they go down.

chrisAVFC

1.) 23 Feb 2021 14:59:08
Would be a good signing if true Chris, he is a big lad as well.

{Ed077's Note - Isn't he out with a long term injury currently?


2.) 23 Feb 2021 15:08:10
Ed077 yes he is but Utd are expecting him back before the end of the season Wilder has said he knows Berge is using Utd as a stepping stone to bigger and better things however I think from the interview he gave they are expecting interest from clubs involved in Europe rather than teams like us,

{Ed077's Note - that's sensible point of view from Sheffield United and Wilder.


3.) 23 Feb 2021 15:10:38
Yes Ed, don`t think he will feature again this season, hamstring problem I think.

{Ed077's Note - Might not be fully fit and firing even if he gets back before this season's end}


4.) 23 Feb 2021 15:23:52
I agree it’s a sensible point of view, but also a dangerous one. I remember us signing Gueye and him mentioning something about bigger things in his first interview, we got relegated and he was sold.

I admit I didn’t know Berge was injured, he’s a brilliant player though and could be that anchor man we’ve been missing for so long.

{Ed077's Note - It largely comes down to the players mentality. Its better for players to want to do so well that the better team come after them than it is to have players who are just happy to be there and not strive to improve IMO.

Although it might pain but Gueye did do well enough to earn a move to Everton and then to PSG.}


5.) 23 Feb 2021 16:06:00
Don’t get me wrong Ed Gueye was phenomenal, in an awful team for us. But looking back after the comments he made and then the stats he picked up, was he playing within himself, playing safe in order to get that move should the worse happen.

{Ed077's Note - That is one way of looking at it but he wasnt useless like you pointed out. If I remember correctly he was one of your better performers during that season which wasnt the biggest achievement but still not too bad.


6.) 23 Feb 2021 16:43:53
It was obvious to most Villa fans that both Gueye and Veretout were excellent players, and they’ve gone on to have successful careers at PSG and Roma. Unfortunately they were largely surrounded by mediocrity when they were with us, and we were unable to match their ambitions. Neither would be out of place in the current squad though, and I would be more than happy if we could bring a few more of their calibre and ambition in this Summer.

{Ed077's Note - Well said mark.


7.) 23 Feb 2021 17:04:38
Are you our new Ed? if so welcome on board mate.

{Ed077's Note - I am the editor of the masses mark. But I am not a Villa supporter if you meant in that way:-P


8.) 23 Feb 2021 17:16:28
Ok, my apologies, it’s just that Ed001 made reference to a new Ed this morning. Perhaps we can work on you becoming a Villa supporter 😁.

{Ed077's Note - Unlikely nay Impossible mate. But appreciate the thought. And no need to apologise mark


9.) 23 Feb 2021 19:46:47
Veretout was my favourite of the bunch to be honest, just never ever played in the right position. When you look back we had 5 or 6 players good enough to keep us in the league. Gueye, Veretout, Amavi, Traore, Ayew, Grealish (albeit young), problem was 5 of those had been signed that summer, the turn around was way too much and it didn’t really matter who we brought in, too much change and no cohesion meant we were doomed from the start.

{Ed077's Note - off the top of my head didn't you have Richards and past it Lescott as the CB pairing though? Might explain how you went down no!}


10.) 23 Feb 2021 20:16:11
Certainly didn’t help Ed, nor did the atmosphere in the dressing room or the decisions in the boardroom ie how we got shut of a manager who a few months earlier had taken us a very average team at best to an FA cup final and replaced him with the wrong man at the wrong time, come to think of it I am not sure Remi Garde would ever have been the right man at any time. In fact does anyone know where Remi is now?

{Ed077's Note - Remi has been out of job since getting sacked by Montreal Impact in 2019}


11.) 23 Feb 2021 20:15:25
2 questions about this rumour
1 can he do the skirting boards in the players lounge? (sorry wrong kind of sander😳)
2 is he any relation to the bloke who sang "Lady in red"?
Seriously though, decent player and physical presence 👍.


12.) 23 Feb 2021 20:36:56
Gone from strength to strength then I see.


13.) 23 Feb 2021 20:36:56
Yes Ed, we had Lescott who quite literally didn’t care and Micah Richards who refused to accept he’s a right back! Wasn’t the best base to build from!

Garde has to go down as one of the worst premier league managers of the last decade🙈.


 

 

20 Feb 2021 12:48:38
Rumours picking up pace that Grealish has got his shin injury again and looking like 4 weeks out.

I'm a bit Dubois because the main sources for this are him not being in the training pictures, and a fantasy premier league Twitter account discussing it.

A friend has forwarded a message of Grealish' "cousin" which says it's his shin again, but the text is flakey at best and my friend is a bluenose, so I'm very sceptical to be honest.

Fingers crossed it's them down the road trying to lighten up their season.

chrisAVFC

1.) 20 Feb 2021 14:27:11
I hope not chris, I have been trying to find out myself, there are a few snippets scattered about, but nothing definite.
There is an interview on AVFC with Michelle Owen, it is noted as being a day ago, but no indication from him that he is carrying any sort of injury.
So fingers crossed mate, he would be a big miss, compounded by Matty.


2.) 20 Feb 2021 15:24:11
Sam Dave, I’ve had a look and can’t find anything, other than he isn’t in the training pictures released.


 

 

16 Jan 2021 14:18:00
Another one out and about, Callum Rowe out on loan to Hereford.

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1.) 16 Jan 2021 15:38:10
They may be going to non league teams, but its vital experience of playing regular "Mens" football and will only help their development. And it never did the likes of Vardy, Smalling and our very own Ian Taylor any harm, so let's keep our fingers crossed. As one of Eddie Murphy's characters in Coming to America once sang " I believe the children are our future " 😁👍.


2.) 17 Jan 2021 11:22:16
Bang on Moose, he’ll learn more in the next few months about being a pro than he has last few years!


 

 

15 Jan 2021 16:41:22
Looks like I wasn't far wrong when I said the phone would be ringing, after the youngsters performances in the cup.

Revan off to Weymouth on loan. I thought he'd be out a bit higher up the tree, however playing week in week out is most important!

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1.) 15 Jan 2021 18:04:25
3rd from bottom in the National league and conceding an average of 2 goals a game. Dominic has got his work cut out by the looks of it, but I’m sure he’s up to the task, if his performance against Liverpool is anything to go by.
Good luck Dominic.


 

 

09 Jan 2021 23:07:18
David Brooks is on Dean Smith's hit-list this month. Villa also have their eyes on Reading's Michael Olise.

Smith is keen to add younger players to his squad list in the hope of developing their potential still further and has been given the firepower to move in a depressed market.

- all from Neil Moxley, profile certainly fits with recent activity. Interesting both players can play centrally and out wide in attacking areas. Not sure how reliable Moxley has been in recent windows.

chrisAVFC

1.) 10 Jan 2021 08:45:09
Seen the article Chris and I'd definitely take Brooks, he's a player I've mentioned on here before. Coming back from a serious ankle injury similar to McGinn so probably getting back up to speed. Looks a really useful player and fits the profile just what fee he would command. Don't know anything about the other guy only what I've read in the article.


2.) 10 Jan 2021 09:16:09
Seems every man and their dog want Olise Moose, I’m the same as you, never seen him play, but the interest in him is a positive sign.

I’d take Brooks all day long.


3.) 10 Jan 2021 09:24:09
I have also mentioned Brooks on here before he would be a great addition adding quality and flexibility to the squad in that he can play in a number of positions either centrally or out wide. In terms of fee I can’t see it being less than £25 million and probably a bit more as I am sure a number of other premier league clubs will be interested if Bournemouth decide to sell which no doubt will drive the price up.


4.) 10 Jan 2021 09:39:50
Wasn’t 40 million mooted in the Summer?
Might have to break the transfer record again🤦‍♂️.


5.) 10 Jan 2021 09:48:22
So I’ve done some research, apparently Bournemouth wanted 50 million + in the summer for Brooks, which put off a lot of suiters. With their league position I can imagine this would still be the price, unless they have been hit hard with the current struggles in the world, and need cash.

This bring the question, would you rather get ripped off for Brooks, or pay the reported £25million for Buendia? I like the fact Brooks is British and no doubt a good player, but is he really better than Buendia? Does his game suit us more that Buendias? Tough choice I think.

As for Olise, he’s played 23 games this season, 16 times as a starter, very good record for an 18 year old. The highlights videos look brilliant - as usual, Tonev looked like a Bulgarian Messi on YouTube.

I hope we do do some business this window, often we have nothing attacking wise to come from the bench, to change a game. I know with Wesley, Barkley and Trez back fully fit that will change, however we can’t guarantee everyone to be fully fit all the time, so let’s have more options around.


6.) 10 Jan 2021 09:53:44
If King leaves, which is looking likely, we may be able to sweeten any deal with the possibility of sending Davis, possibly on loan, the other way? 🤔.


7.) 10 Jan 2021 10:08:59
King has hardly featured for Bournemouth so far this season, if at all. It would appear he wants out, and his contract is up in June.
A bargain to be had there, I think.
I read somewhere Bournemouth were interested in taking Davis on loan Moose, so maybe something could be agreed.
Chris, if the asking price difference between Brooks and Buendia is really 25 million, then surely it’s a no brainer.
There’s only a year difference in their ages, and what exactly can Brooks give us that Buendia can’t?


8.) 10 Jan 2021 10:27:57
Having said that I’ve just seen that King played yesterday and scored twice. Also apparently Everton are trying to do a deal for King involving a swap, according to Sky Sports.


9.) 10 Jan 2021 10:28:56
It does all come down to price but either would be a great addition, Beundia probably offers more versatility in the midfield areas but Brooks is definitely up there in terms of skill. Win win situation whoever we sign and obviously because of age room for further improvement.


10.) 10 Jan 2021 10:35:32
No club will pay £50 million for Brooks as good as he appears to be, that’s totally un realistic and I agree with Mark that you would go with Buendia for £25 million however where I think Norwich will come back up I am not convinced Bournemouth will, so I think it may pay to play the waiting game as I can’t see Brooks being prepared to stay in the championship long term and if that’s the case and the player agitates for a move I am sure the fee will come down.

The other thing to consider is if we do sign Brooks or Olise and given the fact that Ramsey is developing and Smith seems happy to have him on the bench whether we ought to be facilitating a move for Hourihane as at his age he needs to be playing first team football, he has been a good servant to the club but he is dropping down the pecking order bit by bit.


11.) 10 Jan 2021 10:56:11
Unfortunately John there's little room for sentiment in football anymore and we'll see players who've been staple squad members for the past few seasons moved on with the minimum amount of fuss but a big thank you as we sign others to take us to the next level. We've also got Elmo and Taylor with their contracts up this year but I don't think we'll be going all out to replace them as some of our promising youth defenders may be drafted in as part of their gradual integration into the squad.


12.) 10 Jan 2021 15:05:03
You are probably right Moose but that being the case we probably have no right to moan when the players decide to take whatever actions they see fit to further there careers even when it’s at the expense of the club.


13.) 10 Jan 2021 15:50:19
£50m? Surely that must be a mistype! The world has gone mad. Have seen a little of Brooks and he is decent but not at that price.
Would expect us to be looking at value if we’re looking at all.
Olise looks a good shout, one for the future but wouldn’t be in our match day squad. Again it will come down to price/ value. January is notorious for premium values.


14.) 10 Jan 2021 16:14:19
Its always happened John always will. The time of someone staying at a club for their career is over, unless you're Gabby just taking the cash at the end. If they do move on the world will still keep turning and Villa will be here long after they've been forgotten.
It's up to us as a club to become that successful they won't want to go anywhere else and therein lies the challenge. I'm confident tho that with our owners we're finally on the right road.


 

 

 

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01 May 2021 20:51:15
Best football since Crystal Palace, this is Dean Smiths Villa. Need to keep it up second half.

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1.) 01 May 2021 21:38:23
Need a change or 2 now for last 15 mins, come on dean prove us wrong.


2.) 01 May 2021 21:47:23
Having taken the lead we need to change it now. Tighten up the midfield.


3.) 01 May 2021 22:06:59
Best game in ages I haven’t enjoyed a game as much in quiet a while we really got after them, Ross played well and it had a big influence on the game I hope it gives him confidence to push on, I thought traore, Ollie, el gazhi, maginn all had great games, cash had a cracker he was full of beans and covered a lot of ground up and down that wing. Ollie gets my MOTM. I was hoping dean would swap out Doug for Davis when we were at 1-1, Doug wasn’t far off that second yellow. great game all round lots of positives well done guys.


4.) 01 May 2021 22:09:40
That’s why he’s paid what he is, brilliant performance.


5.) 01 May 2021 22:52:43
If we can finish out the season playing to that level it will put a totally different perspective on the summer and next season, let’s keep those levels, we may not win every game but the manner of how we play is hugely important for confidence and also attracting higher level of transfers.


 

 

20 Apr 2021 09:28:48
Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville have hit the nail on the head, and done a brilliant job at explaining the gravitas of the situation that faces the game we all love.

I can't lie, I'm scared, because when you look at the names involved, these aren't people who will back down. This will remove the element of competition from our game, and I keep saying our game because that's what is was, our game, and now it's being taken away to line the pockets of people who you could fit what they know about our game, on the back of a stamp. There would no longer be any sense of achievement in reaching the champions league or Europa league, it would always be tainted.

Jurgen Klopp was clearly agitated, I have no doubts from the way he spoke that the managers and players only found out moments before we did yesterday. Him sticking by comments he made in 2019 was a measure of the man and we need the rest to follow suit!

I think we can stop this, but I think it's going to be very very hard and needs everyone on the same page, I'm hopeful that given a bit more time to not only consider their position but also what they can contractually say, if a Jordan Henderson, Harry Maguire or Harry Kane come out and condemn this, take a strong stance, it will give the rest something to build around, at least in this country.

The more I've thought about this the more it feels like the game has been taken away from us as of the last year, for good safety reasons, but there's so many out there who will be lost without it for so long, dying to get back, and now it feels like what we are going to get back is not what we left and not what we love.

chrisAVFC

1.) 20 Apr 2021 10:06:18
Chris, really good post . the part that frightens me, is their arrogance that they can just do it .


2.) 20 Apr 2021 10:28:20
Brad Friedel makes a good point, some American owners don’t realise, that we are not just supporters, to us it’s like a religion, a way of life .


3.) 20 Apr 2021 10:31:38
I actually felt sorry for Klopp in his interviews, he clearly has had no input whatsoever on the decision made by the clubs owners, ditto the players and has obviously, unfairly, been put on the spot. Whatever our feelings on the clubs involved it should be directed at the faceless, spineless powerbrokers and not the players, management and others of the coaching staff.
They will all be asked about this in interviews and I'm hoping that they all speak out about this proposal as much as they possibly can, even though it goes against those who pay their salaries.
A united front by all involved from the tea lady up would give these trumped up, greedy, dictatorial b######s some pause for thought but ultimately these blood sucking megalomaniacs will just do what best serves themselves and s##t on the "little " people that are the lifeblood of the game.
Rant over (for now) 🤬.


4.) 20 Apr 2021 12:30:40
I’m hoping your right Dave, and that sort of religious element, that usually makes us as fans of different clubs quite tribal, can now unite us. Together I really think we can stop it, but it surely requires all fans, on top of that players and managers, which is a big ask because some won’t see where this is taking the game before it’s too late.


5.) 20 Apr 2021 13:00:22
The administrators need to get hold of this quickly and make it absolutely clear that they administer football not these 12 clubs otherwise they may as well pack up and go home. So for me they should:

1. Ban these teams from there domestic leagues and all other UEFA/ FIFA events this should include youth and U23 events. No loan deals for there players to domestic leagues should be allowed.

2. All players playing in this league to be banned from international football. (I know this penalises the players and whilst it seems a little unfair all avenues of exerting pressure should be used) .

3. TV companies to be encouraged/ incentivised not to broadcast these games this might be optimistic but worth a try.

4. Supporters clubs etc to be encouraged to boycott these matches.

5. Govt to put every available obstacle in the way of these rich clubs maybe for example levy a wealth tax based on turnover.

Even this might not be enough as the guys running these clubs are used to getting there own way, but at least it shows the depth of feeling at grass roots level.


 

 

04 Apr 2021 18:23:28
Subs are useless, can't change tactics, one man team, Davis is awful.

Enjoy your weekend lads😂😉

If you ever wondered why we are on the sofa and the ginger fella is in the dug out, there's your answer.

chrisAVFC

{Ed077's Note - are you saying I'm not Klopp and Pep rolled into one?😂😜


1.) 04 Apr 2021 18:33:30
Some of these posts have aged well 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣.


2.) 04 Apr 2021 18:36:42
Nail, Hammer, Head.


3.) 04 Apr 2021 18:42:10
Lol Chris he played 2 strikers and 2 wingers and it worked. is that not what us sofa managers have being calling for? Need a goal with 15 mins left. throw on an extra striker is hardly a rocket scientist decision, I hope he see’s something there and try starting a game with the same formation, I’ve being saying for ages that 3 center midfielders is a waste and is costing us going forward, we didn’t look vulnerable when we changed to 2 and I thought Ramsey was a breath of fresh air when he came on he brought some physicality I seen him knock down at least 2 players without giving away frees he seemed to have a bit of grit in him and some hunger.

I have 1 request dean keep it positive keep that attacking formation we have nothing to lose but everything to gain, show us that ambition go for the jugular every game the goals are there if we have the players in the right positions. playing positive brings rewards time and time again, push on from here now boys, 7 games left let’s try win them all instead of trying to not get beaten.


4.) 04 Apr 2021 18:44:02
Probably what some have been doing at half time 🤣🤣🤣🤣.


5.) 04 Apr 2021 18:32:16
The scary thing is Ed, some on here think they are😂.

{Ed077's Note - you're saying I'm not?😂😂


6.) 04 Apr 2021 18:41:23
A baldy with ridiculous teeth perhaps 🤔😁.


7.) 04 Apr 2021 19:11:34
If you are Ed, and your choosing to be on here and not make millions, I’ve got to question your life choices mate😂.

{Ed077's Note - have time on my side I guess lol😜😜


 

 

02 Apr 2021 15:52:18
Wesley subbed off injured. Didn't look good, same knee as before👎.

chrisAVFC

1.) 02 Apr 2021 16:17:57
Oh sh#ep, just been talking about it chris.


2.) 02 Apr 2021 17:49:51
Good 4-0 win for the lads, Ramsey on the Mark again.
Shame it was tainted with the injury to Wes though, such rotten luck, I feel for him.


3.) 02 Apr 2021 18:05:35
Really gutted for him, if it’s even half as bad as the first injury it’s going to take some serious mental strength to get back to anywhere near what he was.


 

 

30 Mar 2021 10:34:15
Aston Villa have appointed Adam Henshall as the club's new Head of Emerging Talents and Loans and Mile Jedinak as our new Loan Player Development Coach.

Brilliant to have the Beard back at the club, model pro and an excellent example to youngsters.

Always thought he'd end up back at palace due to the amount of time he was there.

chrisAVFC

1.) 30 Mar 2021 18:53:26
Great appointment, loved the big mans enthusiasm when he played.
Lets hope he doesn't stand any nonsense where clubs take our youngsters and don't use them.


2.) 31 Mar 2021 04:51:43
Nice to see Mile Jedinak back at the club with a role to play, he served us well and played his part in our promotion, gave his all and wore his heart on his sleeve, I wish him well in his new job. 👍👍👊.


 

 

 

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

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23 Feb 2021 20:36:56
Yes Ed, we had Lescott who quite literally didn’t care and Micah Richards who refused to accept he’s a right back! Wasn’t the best base to build from!

Garde has to go down as one of the worst premier league managers of the last decade🙈.

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23 Feb 2021 19:46:47
Veretout was my favourite of the bunch to be honest, just never ever played in the right position. When you look back we had 5 or 6 players good enough to keep us in the league. Gueye, Veretout, Amavi, Traore, Ayew, Grealish (albeit young), problem was 5 of those had been signed that summer, the turn around was way too much and it didn’t really matter who we brought in, too much change and no cohesion meant we were doomed from the start.

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{Ed077's Note - off the top of my head didn't you have Richards and past it Lescott as the CB pairing though? Might explain how you went down no!}


 

 

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23 Feb 2021 16:06:00
Don’t get me wrong Ed Gueye was phenomenal, in an awful team for us. But looking back after the comments he made and then the stats he picked up, was he playing within himself, playing safe in order to get that move should the worse happen.

chrisAVFC

{Ed077's Note - That is one way of looking at it but he wasnt useless like you pointed out. If I remember correctly he was one of your better performers during that season which wasnt the biggest achievement but still not too bad.


 

 

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23 Feb 2021 15:23:52
I agree it’s a sensible point of view, but also a dangerous one. I remember us signing Gueye and him mentioning something about bigger things in his first interview, we got relegated and he was sold.

I admit I didn’t know Berge was injured, he’s a brilliant player though and could be that anchor man we’ve been missing for so long.

chrisAVFC

{Ed077's Note - It largely comes down to the players mentality. Its better for players to want to do so well that the better team come after them than it is to have players who are just happy to be there and not strive to improve IMO.

Although it might pain but Gueye did do well enough to earn a move to Everton and then to PSG.}


 

 

 

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07 May 2021 11:16:00
Young English winger playing regularly in the premier league, add in Burnley owners previous transfer dealing when rejecting offers/ selling players, it will be 30 million plus at a minimum, but I’d guess around 40 million.

That would be without knowing their financial state following CV, which could make a big difference.

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07 May 2021 08:43:54
No mate all good here, thanks for asking though, hope your well!

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06 May 2021 21:09:28
I think the last time he was on the bench was just before their semi final win against Newcastle, I think anyway, which would explain it.

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06 May 2021 18:50:49
After they made it to the youth cup final it was agreed by first team coaches, youth team coaches and a select 4 or 5 youth team players that would potentially be in the first team match day squad (as they had been) that they no longer would be in order to keep that squad together and give them the best chance of winning the final. Hence why since the Baggies game, non of them have been involved👍.

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06 May 2021 13:12:23
Sooner a loan with option to buy for Ox, brilliant player but can’t stay fit. Think there’d be a queue if he was available mind.

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