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13 Sep 2019 06:28:05
The anti villa camp in the ref association has hit a new low. For Mike Riley to come out and say there have only been 4 mistakes with VAR and obvious errors and Jack's 'dive' to not be one of them is nothing short of scandalous.

rknewell

1.) 13 Sep 2019 14:31:20
Echoed mate.

{Ed001's Note - the whole thing was a joke. There were loads of obvious ones they missed. PGMOL protecting its members rather than doing its job.}


2.) 16 Sep 2019 12:51:59
Hi Guys, the way i understand it is that VAR could not get involved in this decision as the referee had stopped play.

If he hadnt, the goal would have stood after VAR review.

I think what this shows is that play needs to be continued beyond a possible VAR intervention rather than the referee just stopping the game. However, how can this by appropriately implemented?

Lee.

{Ed001's Note - they could get involved with the decision as it should have been a free kick on the edge of the box to Villa. They are making up nonsense as they go to protect the incompetence of their officials. The goal would not have stood, but you should have had a free kick or possibly a penalty, depending on where it was decided the offence took place.}


3.) 16 Sep 2019 18:04:59
Simply put, they are in a position to say 'you got it wrong' and should do. Yes, the ref was a Wally and shouldn't have whistled when he did but the VAR could at least confirm which way the infringement actually occurred ie foul or dive.
I get that they don't want to negate the position of the ref by overruling everything but if you're going to implement it, use it properly.
Get the senior refs in there who don't have the legs anymore and have them properly advise on what the call should be. 2 birds with one stone, VAR does its job and younger refs get effective on the job training.

{Ed001's Note - I have also been saying that they should get older refs in there. But one thing that made me laugh is they have Lee Probert unavailable to referee due to a bad back and they also say he is not fit enough to be in the VAR studio! Surely he could still do that?}


4.) 16 Sep 2019 19:37:41
I'd put Dermot in there, his Ref Watch feature on Sky Sports is a good read. His analysis shows that while he's sympathetic to what the ref can see in real time he will still call them out on it.

{Ed001's Note - any of the retired ones. They might have missed things on the pitch, but that is in real time, with a video to watch they should be able to spot things.}


 

 

05 Jul 2019 17:41:54
If the reported £15mill for Maupay is true then I'm astonished we haven't done a deal yet. We spent £22mill on a striker with half the goals in a less competitive league. The big man might work out better for the system but with Maupay also being young that £15mill could be a real bargain.

rknewell

1.) 05 Jul 2019 21:47:25
You may have read it wrong, we offered 15m, they want a lot lot more, according to papers, hence why we’ve walked away.


2.) 05 Jul 2019 22:53:06
The wording of reports I've seen is that we're not convinced at that price. Obviously the media pages are normally off with their valuations (Nakamba seems to have gone from £25mill to £6 mill from what I've seen) but just commenting on what they're saying.


3.) 06 Jul 2019 02:06:30
How can you say wesley hasn't done it he's scored goals in champions league and europa league so he's proven in europe.


4.) 06 Jul 2019 08:25:35
13 goals in the Jupiter League doesn't scream prolific and consistent.
Also, having scored in a competition against decent sides doesn't make you proven otherwise that Burton player who scored against City should be a PL player now.
My point isn't to drag Wesley down, he clearly has some talent and attributes the club want in the team but can we not agree that Maupays consistency at finding the net along with his ability on the counter makes him worth 15-20mill when comparing values.


5.) 06 Jul 2019 13:32:51
Not really mate i don't know what the thing is with maupay the way people go on about him is like he's messi if he was that good why haven't other big clubs put bids in apart from shef united, wesley a target man and plays in a front 2 which is probably going to happen at villa that's why were going to sign a speedie poacher fox in the box to go with him.


6.) 06 Jul 2019 13:35:25
Theres better strikers avaiable than him.


7.) 06 Jul 2019 14:51:22
He is unlikely to score 20 goals in the Prem but he's young and would be a perfect alternative to Wes. From what I've seen we have been linked with Gomez (expensive and too similar to Wesley), Austin (injury prone) and Roofe (inconsistent) . Who is realistically available that would be better and reliable? Most of the options I can think of are now injury prone has-beens.
I don't think anyone considers Maupay close to Messi but he is proven in Smith's system and has played with Jota before so will already have an understanding with him.


8.) 06 Jul 2019 16:51:42
Lookman from everton, gayle, marega from porto, moises kean from juve, leo from lille all good options.


 

 

16 Jun 2019 23:35:00
Danny Mills claiming Phillips is better than Mcginn and would replace rather than join him in the middle 3. He may cost us more but I disagree that he is better, Mcginn dropped off a little at the end of the season but there were games without Jack where it almost looked like Mcginn was the only player on the pitch he controlled them so much. I was surprised not to see him in the TOTS.

rknewell

1.) 17 Jun 2019 16:32:40
Danny Mills knows jack sh.
There would be room for both McGinn and Phillips if we sign him.
I would play McGinn in a more advanced roll, where I think he does more damage anyway.
Problem solved.
I just wish these so called experts would shut up, I think Ronaldo is a better all round player than Messi, others would disagree.


2.) 17 Jun 2019 22:27:01
Phillips as the number 6 guarding the back four and starting attacks, Mcginn as the number 8 box to box midfielder and grealish as the number 10 who plays more advanced, simple really, Danny Mills is just another pundit who hasn’t got a clue and is only in the role because their a former player. Maybe I have OCD but would love it if the players shirt numbers actually represented their positions next season, the formation we play now suits the tradition squad numbers perfectly.


 

 

14 Jun 2019 19:35:34
Sky Sports saying we're in for Butland because 'youngster Jed Steer' is not yet ready for the Premier League. Someone hasn't checked Wikipedia for their DOBs.

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09 Jun 2019 21:10:36
Anyone else think we should help Marseille out by taking Amavi back? Could fit into the new system really well and showed a lot of promise in a bad team last time around.

rknewell

1.) 10 Jun 2019 03:18:32
Never been the same since that injury, his Mellon would be well twisted coming back, and why would he? he's got other offers already.


2.) 10 Jun 2019 08:47:44
100%, looking on his social media he seemed to love it here despite the lack of coaching and the injury. Physically I think his back to what he was, maybe he’s spoke to jack and heard about the difference under the new management, he’s be phenomenal under this coaching team, I think.


3.) 10 Jun 2019 10:22:29
By all accounts he has found his form again. I can't find a single story showing any other interest as he isn't one of the players Marseille are trying to offload.
Any transfer is disorientating when you aren't trying to leave but think he'd be keen to prove he can cut it in the Prem.


 

 

 

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19 Oct 2019 17:11:51
I'm glad we got the win but struggled against 10 men again.
Major points for me:
1. Officials shocking again. Too many decisions to discuss.
2. Shooting boots were left at home, should not need that many chances.
3. Although he snatched the winning goal, nobody can defend that overall performance from Targett. We could have controlled that game so much better had he not constantly given it to a Brighton player. I hope it's a one off.
4. Mings needs to sort his head out. Bad mistake against Norwich and although he handled himself well against Bulgaria, today was a bad day for him. If he's injured he needs to be willing to make way as we have enough quality in that position.
5. Jack was immense and certainly would have shut up a few people. Had there been better quality and movement around him we'd have had another Norwich result imo.

rknewell

1.) 19 Oct 2019 17:29:42
Mings and engles were both poor today
As was targett before being my hero.
Jack was mom he was brilliant.
But we need to get our defence sorted out for next 2 games that's a gimme.
El-ghazi had one of his off days again.
Trezeguet is a better option mainly because of his work rate getting back.


2.) 19 Oct 2019 18:13:33
I can defend Targetts performance and I will, that was his second game for us, which should in itself explain the below par performance the bloke needs some time in the side, he is better than Taylor that`s for sure, and last week he was very good.
As for Mings he is what he is, cavalier young and enthusiastic, therefore prone to the odd mistake like every human being.
Agree about Jack, starting to look more like an attacking midfielder.
Performances like his last two should be the norm for a player with his talent.


3.) 19 Oct 2019 18:32:55
A Targett at 50% is far better than a 100% Taylor, Taylor had never scored a goal which isn't surprising, so give the Guy a chance.


4.) 19 Oct 2019 19:24:50
Shouldn't have expected any different really. Had Brighton been out of sight in that first half like they could have been it would 90% have been Targett giving it away cheaply. He got away with one massively today but you'll happily give him excuses after slating someone who didn't put a foot wrong prior to Arsenal just because they didn't play like a striker.
I want all the players to do well but any objective viewer would consider that the worst 45 minutes any Villa player has had this season. I'll still stick with him for games we should attack in but defensively he worries me and I'd avoid playing him against City otherwise I see us conceding 6 or 7.


5.) 19 Oct 2019 19:30:54
Targett wasn’t the best to be honest, before they went down to 10 he was brilliant but after the sending off he got caught too high up often and miss judged a few balls, then he went and grabbed a 94 minute winner so who cares haha.

Perfect time for “average jack” to show what he can do with Southgate at the game, only worrying thing is every we did came through him, every player looked for him when they had the ball, and when he’s not right there they don’t know what to do, players need to take responsibility and look within for inspiration.

Officials were awful, never ever a free kick for their goal and never a foul on the keeper for connors goal. Absolutely abysmal yet again.

A few players had off games, McGinn looks leggy second half and el ghazi didn’t put the best performance in second half.

With all that said sometimes you have to grind out results and today we did just that, another day Connors goal counts, he puts away the other brilliant chance he had and we win comfortable. Onto the next one!


6.) 19 Oct 2019 19:56:01
Rk Taylor doesn't play like a footballer let alone a striker.


7.) 19 Oct 2019 21:45:09
rknewell please tel me what was wrong with target he set up a great chance for Connor who should have scored? He then goes onto get the winning goal taylor would never have got a goal neither would he have made chances? So please don’t slate him when we have watched taylor for so long! Heaton was fantastic! Captain jack was fantastic! Tyrone wasn’t with it today but wasn’t many that was! Nevertheless fantastic result UTV.


8.) 19 Oct 2019 21:46:34
Chris I also think that jack wants everything to go through him? He was fantastic and it’s about time? He reminds me of the spoilt kid on the playground where everyone has to pass to him!


9.) 19 Oct 2019 22:01:54
Tom, a defenders main job is (and it'll come as a big shock to you) to defend. He didn't really stop anything in the way of attacks and sloppiness resulted in us having 35% possession at home prior to the red card.
I'm glad he came up trumps at the end but Brighton could have easily been out of sight before then. A more clinical team would thump us losing the ball in those areas.
I've already said before that he should be the preferred option in games against the bottom half teams but it's no use creating 2 chances against the likes of City if you're going to give away 6.


10.) 19 Oct 2019 22:41:17
Targett definitely struggled defensively second half, players have bad games tho and he scored the winner so we move on.


11.) 20 Oct 2019 15:39:00
Rk I saw him defend a few crosses really well actually and did a lot that Taylor wouldn’t do! I think in today’s game his main job is to get forward and put those damaging crosses in, he does that really really well give the bloke a break he’s young and will improve.


 

 

22 Sep 2019 18:32:46
After such a good 60 minutes that was unforgivable by the players. With the man advantage we had to stay on the front foot and to defend that deep is asking for trouble.
Dean has to take some flak for subbing off our best 2 players on the day but sitting back like that is the fault of the men on the pitch.

rknewell

1.) 22 Sep 2019 18:56:38
Hes not a prem manager we need a manager who can grind out wins when were winning.


2.) 22 Sep 2019 18:58:24
Totally agree rk, as soon as we scored our second goal you could see the game taking the same route as the Spurs mastch.
Far Far to deep, that result should nail home the does and don`ts in the prem.
Arsenal were there for the taking today even with 11 men, they looked very disjointed.


3.) 22 Sep 2019 19:06:50
4eva, while I say some fault I mean around 10-20%. Smith didn't tell the players to sit deep and they should have had more than enough energy left to go for it as Arsenal didn't really run them around.
Also, while I didn't agree with who he subbed off, he had to bring Conor and Henri on to try cut them open and those 2 should have been more effective than they were.


 

 

16 Sep 2019 22:19:45
Bit of a missed opportunity but I don't think there's any extreme negatives to make a fuss over from that performance.
I was impressed with Marvelous, a few misplaced passes but with match minutes I really do think we have our own Kante, he won the ball back continuously and his energy is infectious. He was always available for the ball in tight spaces also which we've been missing in that area.
Engels has taken up Axel's role as if he never left, that partnership could be the best since Mellberg and Laursen.
Once the players gel slightly better and close those gaps for the second ball I think we win those games.

rknewell

 

 

31 Aug 2019 22:05:29
Is anyone else concerned with how the majority are questioning VAR for bad decisions rather than the referee that made it in the first place?
Referees who know someone else will get the blame for their screw ups are a dangerous commodity imo.

rknewell

 

 

31 Aug 2019 15:49:13
Here is Kevin, Crystal Palace's Friend.
Kevin's favourite colour is yellow.
Crystal Palace don't like yellow so Kevin only shows it to other people.
Kevin is not our friend.
The End.

rknewell

1.) 31 Aug 2019 17:00:24
And then to give that as a dive as soon as he knows we're in. Our performance wasn't brilliant but 12 Vs 10 is taking the absolute Michael.


2.) 31 Aug 2019 17:16:36
Haven’t seen it yet, but it sounded like a, disgraceful display by Friend . On occasions like this, you can understand players dissent and managers getting fined . As was said on the radio, it was a very obviously one sided refereeing . When it’s on tonight, I hope some of his decisions are brought into question.
It’s supposed to 11v11 .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.


3.) 31 Aug 2019 17:59:17
I was watching online. I won't say any of our yellows shouldn't have been but Luizs yellow was exactly the same as one Milivojevic got away with and also when he did eventually yellow card him he showed the 3 fingers when it had actually been about 6.
We all know it's impossible to have consistency every week with different refs but to not be consistent within the space of less than 5 minutes is unacceptable.
If VAR is going to be there then they need to pull up referees in these instances, stop the bias before it happens. Release the reports if referees ignore them.


 

 

 

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25 Sep 2019 18:05:02
This is getting ridiculous to be honest. We stay up this season and next season the same people will be wondering why we aren't winning the league.
The 'massive' spend averages around 10mill a player, you rarely get world beaters for that sort of money.

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20 Sep 2019 06:30:31
Jose is a clown now and you'll never see a youth player near the team.
We've gone from "Bruce out due to winning playing ugly" to "I'd rather see us playing ugly and win".
This proves how impossible it is to please our fans.
Also, regarding there being no plan B or C, we have ended the last 2 games in a 442/ 424 which is more change than the majority of teams make. Very few teams change much of anything from one game to the next so why is it always a problem for us? Give the players a few games to actually know the system and each other to a good level for crying out loud.

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16 Sep 2019 19:37:41
I'd put Dermot in there, his Ref Watch feature on Sky Sports is a good read. His analysis shows that while he's sympathetic to what the ref can see in real time he will still call them out on it.

rknewell

{Ed001's Note - any of the retired ones. They might have missed things on the pitch, but that is in real time, with a video to watch they should be able to spot things.}


 

 

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16 Sep 2019 18:04:59
Simply put, they are in a position to say 'you got it wrong' and should do. Yes, the ref was a Wally and shouldn't have whistled when he did but the VAR could at least confirm which way the infringement actually occurred ie foul or dive.
I get that they don't want to negate the position of the ref by overruling everything but if you're going to implement it, use it properly.
Get the senior refs in there who don't have the legs anymore and have them properly advise on what the call should be. 2 birds with one stone, VAR does its job and younger refs get effective on the job training.

rknewell

{Ed001's Note - I have also been saying that they should get older refs in there. But one thing that made me laugh is they have Lee Probert unavailable to referee due to a bad back and they also say he is not fit enough to be in the VAR studio! Surely he could still do that?}


 

 

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01 Aug 2019 14:18:13
Yeah but being a full international gives enough to be almost guaranteed, cannot think of a case where that hasn't resulted in a permit being granted.

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19 Oct 2019 22:01:54
Tom, a defenders main job is (and it'll come as a big shock to you) to defend. He didn't really stop anything in the way of attacks and sloppiness resulted in us having 35% possession at home prior to the red card.
I'm glad he came up trumps at the end but Brighton could have easily been out of sight before then. A more clinical team would thump us losing the ball in those areas.
I've already said before that he should be the preferred option in games against the bottom half teams but it's no use creating 2 chances against the likes of City if you're going to give away 6.

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19 Oct 2019 19:24:50
Shouldn't have expected any different really. Had Brighton been out of sight in that first half like they could have been it would 90% have been Targett giving it away cheaply. He got away with one massively today but you'll happily give him excuses after slating someone who didn't put a foot wrong prior to Arsenal just because they didn't play like a striker.
I want all the players to do well but any objective viewer would consider that the worst 45 minutes any Villa player has had this season. I'll still stick with him for games we should attack in but defensively he worries me and I'd avoid playing him against City otherwise I see us conceding 6 or 7.

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19 Oct 2019 11:37:16
I know I said Lansbury, partially because Brighton will leave gaps but I think we should stick with Hourihane to start with. It's much more difficult to strike an understanding with international teammates who you're only around once a month and he's been fairly consistent for us the last few games.
He's also the best set piece taker we have which is a big part of the game currently.

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19 Oct 2019 09:40:07
Lansbury.

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14 Oct 2019 22:06:46
But why renew 3-5 year contracts within 3 months?
An agent is always going to negotiate an increase in a renewal even if it's small.
When Gabby got into the first team he got 2 contract renewals in 1 season going from 10-15k a week to 60k a week which means bare minimum it doubled each time but I'm sure the first one tripled his wages.

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