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13 Sep 2020 17:56:46
Hope I am wrong but my gut feeling is the sale of Jack is financing the latest three reported signings from Arsenal, Leon, Weder bremen, I think the friendly against man u yesterday was part of any deal, again hope I am a million miles off the mark, but the money has to come from somewhere, just ask the eds.


{Ed002's Note - The money can potentially come from selling him at the end of the season - but it does have to come from somewhere.}

1.) 13 Sep 2020 20:40:39
Last year it was tv money according to pursey purslow. whos to say we aren’t dipping into to that again the owners seem to be prepared to spend to get somewhere and make profit later when were in the champions league every year 😂 jacky isn't going anywhere soon 👊🏻.

2.) 13 Sep 2020 20:45:56
Utd won’t stump up the cash for jack, after buying donny, they have pogba Bruno and greenwood, jack not stupid he won’t go somewhere to warm the bench he can’t get picked ahead of greenwood for England, if he moves I don’t think it will b to United.

3.) 14 Sep 2020 00:34:06
Crossed my mind, scotcaffu.

The only thing making me feel otherwise is no midfield signings (so far) by Villa.

United seem worried. Raised expectations with the Sancho saga and need to save face. Mind you, £80M in the current climate is a lot to stump up for a single player.

I am surprised we have potentially spent what we have, but assume it is due to the easing off on FFP rules with the two year assessment that has led to us being so heavily active.

If I was being devil’s advocate, I suppose United could be offering a midfielder plus cash for Jackie boy. Would be very upset if the clown boy, Lingard, was part of any deal.

4.) 14 Sep 2020 10:35:28
Jacks gona sign a new deal jacks dad said last night.

5.) 14 Sep 2020 10:51:32
AJ I think Utd might go for Jack if the Sancho deal falls through. If that does happen then as I have said previously we need to take a leaf out of the Brentford book and play hard ball over the fee, so for me the only Utd player that I would accept, guy y and they are likely to release is Tuanzebe I would then try to secure someone like Barkley, Loftus Cheek, or Sigurdsson as a replacement or maybe even two of the above. The other thing is if we get to the last week of the window and nothing has happened then whether Utd offer us what we want they need to be told to bugger off because it won’t give us enough time to sort out replacements and integrate them into the first team squad. Interesting times!



06 Aug 2020 17:16:20
Just read 002 is a lady.

Does her obsession with FFP and slapping us boys down at every opportunity mean she is a Femme Fatale Poster.


{Ed002's Note - It is hardly an obsession with FFP, it is a simple statement of fact that AV have the opportunity to resolve their issue whilst many of the supporters are of the opinion that they can ignore FFP and that the owners will spend as much as they want.}

1.) 06 Aug 2020 18:34:25
Come on Ed, break down this wall with us, it feels like you are a bit harsh on us at times.
You have to admit mate, your strict approach to us over FFP needs a bit of humour at times, and I reckon you have a crafty smile to yourself over it, am I right 😁.

{Ed002's Note - I do have a smile Dave - but I think it may just be wind.}

2.) 06 Aug 2020 19:27:46
That`s better Ed, have some gripe water mate, with gin works wonders.

3.) 06 Aug 2020 19:57:46
Ed we are Aston Villa, "we spend what we want"

4.) 06 Aug 2020 20:25:59
Hahaha, love it scottie,

5.) 06 Aug 2020 23:06:24
Dave I'm on a mission to win Ed 002 round, I will try humour, science my financial incompetence and get to the point that ffp will never be mentioned on here ever again. You do the charm offensive and I'll do the wind up.

6.) 07 Aug 2020 11:34:29
Ok Scotty, I feel the deed is done mate, what about you.
I bet he is smiling as he is posting this. 😁.

{Ed002's Note - Much will depend on departures but a CB, an CM/AM/LW (if Grealish were to depart), and a S are key. A versatile DM/CM will also be required if Douglas Luiz leaves.
Possible notable departures:
Jack Grealish (CM/AM) right now the club are for now pricing him out of a move and the interest of Manchester United is drifting away.
Douglas Luiz (DM/CM) but Manchester City have the option to buy him back if Aston Villa put him up for sale - which I doubt they would
Carney Chukwuemeka (CM/AM) only a kiddie but another who might make an early breakthrough like Jude Bellingham has done at Birmingham. Aston Villa will do all they can to keep him and know that he has been watched in Under 18 games by scouts representing many Premier League teams and at least one German side. Aston Villa can expect an approach from both Manchester clubs, Leicester and Liverpool before long.
Wesley (S) will leave if an opportunity arises.
Scott Hogan (S) an upgrade is needed.

In terms of what the club has been looking at:
(CB) I am not aware of any targets and if Kortney Hause is available the issue could go away.
Baptiste Santamaria (DM) Angers will not look to let him leave on the cheap having rejected offers from Aston Villa and Bordeaux last summer so they have a price at around €20M - but critically they want a cash, or near all cash sale. Angers have shared Leicester, Aston Villa, Napoli, Atalanta, Villareal, Spurs, Fiorentina, Sevilla, Everton and West Ham have all sent scouts to watch him this season. Additionally, the interest of Lille and Lyon is well understood. He will certainly be sold this coming summer but there is a side issue that might make a move to England a little difficult – but I expect Spurs to push.
Christian Luyindama (DM/CB) Aston Villa could be priced out of the market for him. Wolves are keen and Galatasaray don't want to sell. Has just recovered from serious knee injury but it has not stopped interest of Everton.
John Swift (CM) Reading's CM player has been recommended to AV.
Morgan Sanson (CM) beyond very unlikely but an enquiry made by Aston Villa.
Ben Chrisene (CM) this should go ahead – a kiddie but a great deal is expected of him.
Ollie Watkins (S) Leeds and Aston Villa have declared and interest with Brentford – who may look to an auction if more interest arises – and it might with Crystal Palace.
Michy Batshuayi (S) AV asked about a loan but Chelsea want to sell - very unlikely.
Kelechi Iheanacho (S) Perhaps a wildcard option.
Alfredo Morelos (S) Although Rangers don't want to sell, there have been enquiries for Morelos from Aston Villa and Crystal Palace (way down their list). Very unlikely and I suspect heading to Lille.
Said Benrahma (LW/S/F) Brentford are looking for £25M with Palace, Spurs, Leicester, Aston Villa, Newcastle and West Ham showing an interest - the question will remain can he step up.
Serhou Guirassy (S) makes little sense but Aston Villa has taken a look as have West Ham, Brighton, Bournemouth, Rennes, Arsenal and Spurs who have had the player offered to them. Amiens want some of those nice English pounds and no English clubs will pay over the odds.
Vedat Muriqi (S) heading elsewhere, but looked at by AV.

7.) 07 Aug 2020 15:44:36
Thank you for that Ed, very comprehensive mate, and a lot to digest.
As being reported at the moment, it appears Wesley is drawing some interest at 13m, is there any substance to this Ed.
It seems a bit strange as he has not kicked a ball in anger since his knee injury.

{Ed002's Note - I suspect there is - there are a couple of sides (Lazio and Hertha Berlin) who think they can get more out of him.}

8.) 07 Aug 2020 16:14:44
Well maybe a couple more million and we should let him go.



22 Jun 2020 13:03:48
Slept on my frustration and this morning I still feel as disappointed and frustrated. I accept this is pretty typical now and we are going down with a whimper. I would imagine we will cash in on Jack mcginn and Heaton, who are the only three that will get in a premier league side. The rest are ready for the struggle at the top of the championship. The owners backed Smith and it didn't work out. There have been far more successful managers who have been sacked so I struggle to see how people are still backing him. The last two games have shown how predictable we are and I can't see anything changing. So we will be back where we deserve to be along with Norwich and Bournemouth. The only difference we have spent a fortune and got no return on the investment this equates to failure in any walk of life. I will renew my season ticket because Villa are in my blood, I just wish some of the over paid overrated bunch of players cared as much.


1.) 22 Jun 2020 16:49:25
And me Scotty, woke up with a bloody headache, the sky was full of rain, and the wife wanted me to clean the windows, inside of course.
That`s what being a Villa fan is mate.



17 Jun 2020 21:10:47
I'm sure most are watching the man City arsenal game, I just heard David Luiz is out of contract, he would be perfect for our defense, guaranteed to gift defensive error goals, silly me we have enough already that can do that.


{Ed002's Note - Sorry, that won’t be happening.}

1.) 18 Jun 2020 11:51:43
Irony mate, not a suggestion.



08 Apr 2020 22:15:24
Just read that should the season start again and if Wes or Heaton are fit they wouldn't be able to play as our 25 registered players as of Feb still apply and Smith, for obvious reasons deregistered them, anyone know if this is correct.


1.) 09 Apr 2020 09:47:09
I read that too Scotty, but apparently there’s a possibility that ruling could be relaxed, let’s hope so anyway.

2.) 11 Apr 2020 20:09:36
The same bloke asked me what my date of berth is, I said 15th January he said what year, I said every year.




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21 Sep 2020 19:59:58
Positives, goalkeeper Konsa cash, have got enough room for the negatives.


1.) 21 Sep 2020 20:18:59
Martinez is already showing why we paid £19m for him.



21 Sep 2020 17:14:16
The bench says it all to me, nothing different from last season, all successful teams have quality on the bench with players that could easily start, that is definitely not the case with us. Just think about it, Target get injured we get Taylor, Konsa or Mings we get Hause and that's pretty much the same for every position. I just hope we are not forced in to buying dross if we don't get off to the start we all hope for.


1.) 21 Sep 2020 17:41:30
We've bought 4 players, where on earth did you expect a whole new bench to appear from?

2.) 21 Sep 2020 17:51:31
Scott you are one big truth teller my friend. I agree the bench is very very poor really hope we don’t get a injury.

3.) 21 Sep 2020 20:18:35
What on Earth did you expect😂😂😂 who else is available to put on the bench.

4.) 21 Sep 2020 20:54:16
So that's it then we have to live with what we got, doesn't work for me CAVC.

5.) 21 Sep 2020 21:08:37
Good job what does and doesn’t work for you means absolutely jack S.

We are changing the team and bulking out the bench, we have signed 4 and making moves for more as we speak. Rome wasn’t built in a day, and if you know football, you know the markets are always the same.

Ultimately you was wrong, as it was the bench that Was used and we scored straight after the sub, game the humble pie and enjoy it.

There’s no need for the childishness and negativity, you are desperate for us to fail before a balls kicked.

6.) 21 Sep 2020 22:02:12
Chris we don’t want them to fail it’s just what we see you my friend are as deluded as some of the dingles I work with.



16 Sep 2020 11:52:19
I hope all our new forward signings click and score plenty of goals, it's looks to me that we are going to have to out score teams to get three points. I think we need more quality defenders, just remember how vulnerable we were last year and we haven't strengthened, cash is no better than Freddie at defending. i appreciate only three of the starting eleven from last night will probably start the first game, however the second string will still need to be called upon and personally I don't think they are much above championship quality, so no claret tinted glasses for me at the moment, however I am more than happy to be persuaded otherwise.


1.) 16 Sep 2020 12:22:55
Agreed with most apart from championship level let’s be honest half of them would struggle in the championship.

2.) 16 Sep 2020 12:49:59
Tom I was being kind.

3.) 16 Sep 2020 13:35:29
Scot, isn’t Martinez an improvement?

4.) 16 Sep 2020 13:45:14
Of course mate, my problem is before it gets anywhere near the keeper, also very few mistakes came from the keepers and Heaton is probably better when he is fit.

5.) 16 Sep 2020 16:34:25
Unfortunately Scot, Heaton is not a young chick anymore and as I have said in the past he seems to be taking an age to recover and may not be the same keeper when he does return.
Everyone knows that as you get older recovery gets longer and new injuries occur more often.
I think Martinez, if he is injury free will be our number 1 for a long time to come.

6.) 16 Sep 2020 17:04:44
Very true Aka, I sprain my wrist boiling a bloody egg mate. 😂😂.

7.) 16 Sep 2020 17:20:51
I think Martinez is probably better than Heaton. Heaton is a great leader, but always felt he’s a little on the small side. Also, made a clanger or two himself last year and his fitness record has been poor for a while now. Martinez save % is really good. Arsenal fans seem universally convinced they’ve sold their best GK. I think he’ll be great for us.

Personally, think our defensive unit of Martinez - Cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett - D. Luiz looks very strong. Need an upgrade on Hourihane, and cover at LB, possibly RCB if Engels goes. Then with Rashica and Traore, we’re looking a very decent side.

8.) 16 Sep 2020 18:33:08
To be honest Ant, like you I also think Martinez is a better keeper than Heaton, and yes all keepers drop clangers, we are human after all.
On the defense issue, I am getting a bit concerned about the attitude of Mings, he needs to wake up a bit, and stop strolling around like he owns the place.
He is a decent C/ B on his day, being called up for England does not mean you have made it, its for the long haul Tyrone.



15 Sep 2020 12:18:31
Jack's deal has probably been on the table for a while, it may just be being used at the moment to push a couple of deals over the line, showing players that we are committed to building a quality squad. It may just sway players that had doubts about our ambition, either way as nearly everyone is saying great news.


1.) 15 Sep 2020 12:48:30
Was thinking that myself scotcaffu, especially with the timing of it, it'll grab the headlines and may persuade the ditherers that we do actually mean business 🤞👍.

2.) 15 Sep 2020 14:03:14
Yeah Scotty, I think that`s probably spot on mate, and a good move for all.
The club have now put some insurance in place, so that we will always get top dollar if at some point Jack does leave.
Having said that, Its great news, and now we have a chance to watch Jack improve even more with better players around him.
Well done Villa, and good luck Jack.

3.) 15 Sep 2020 14:48:41
Think discussions have been going on a while. but his interview is very revealing about what has persuaded him to sign, and that decision being taken yesterday. It’s a massive statement, from him and the club.

I think in demonstrating the ambition of the club - which Jack has cited - there will have been assurances over transfer targets, and confidence about players coming in. I have a sneaky feeling there may be a massive signing coming. and really starting to think Tammy might be back.



15 Sep 2020 11:39:15
Simply our best signing no need to say any more.





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18 Sep 2020 14:19:17
Ed where you bin, kingy is infamous on here, if kingy makes a prediction it never happens or its already in the public domain.




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03 Sep 2020 11:59:24
So Watkins not coming then, unless kingy finally gets one right at last.




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13 Aug 2020 23:00:05
Don't panic Dave, in Harry Enfield style our owners are "extremely richer than yow" we will finance what ever is needed with the best accountants at the owners disposal FFP will be diluted with all of the the virus implications and if i am wrong Ed002 will let us all know.




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06 Aug 2020 23:06:24
Dave I'm on a mission to win Ed 002 round, I will try humour, science my financial incompetence and get to the point that ffp will never be mentioned on here ever again. You do the charm offensive and I'll do the wind up.




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06 Aug 2020 19:57:46
Ed we are Aston Villa, "we spend what we want"





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21 Sep 2020 20:54:16
So that's it then we have to live with what we got, doesn't work for me CAVC.




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21 Sep 2020 16:45:47
MD just hope it's not the opposite now his future is secure.
I would have offered him a new deal after a couple of months if he cut out the errors and his complacency.




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16 Sep 2020 15:10:51
Fortunately OV neither full back from last night will be anywhere near the first team this season. We were vulnerable due to the lack of hight and football ability from Taylor (please don't anyone tell me about his assist he didn't have a clue where the ball was) . I agree we looked vulnerable hopefully with the number of coaches we have it will be sorted, if not we are in big trouble again.




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16 Sep 2020 13:45:14
Of course mate, my problem is before it gets anywhere near the keeper, also very few mistakes came from the keepers and Heaton is probably better when he is fit.




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16 Sep 2020 12:49:59
Tom I was being kind.