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12 May 2022 19:30:37
Im sure its good news for most that Coutinho has signed for a further couple of years. He is obviously a talent, I just wonder what Emi Buendia thinks, if ever a player deserves to start week in week out its Emi, I just hope he stays, he has definitely been one of Smiths better signings, but i'm sure he doesn't want to be a bench warmer and so far he looks to have to play second fiddle to Phil.


1.) 13 May 2022 09:05:20
If we’re being totally honest Emi had a lot of chances before Smith was sacked where he did absolutely nothing and many were calling him a waste of money! I’m sure if this site let's you back far enough it would be an easy enough find.

Some players take time to adjust and adapt, you’re using the same logic to write off Coutinho that you’re using to big up Emi in fairness and there’s nothing to say the pair of them can’t play together. SG is still playing with what DS left him.
For all we know he wants to adopt a totally different formation and approach from summer onwards. It’s all just guess work.

Just be patient, from all of the interviews I’ve read since Phil joined Buendia is delighted to have him as a team mate and all the South Americans seem to be good friends off the pitch….

2.) 13 May 2022 11:18:12
To nebuchadnezzar’s point, if I remember correctly scotty, you weren’t Buendia’s biggest fan initially.
With regard to playing Buendia/Coutinho conundrum I hope we don’t end up playing players out of position because we “need to accommodate” both in the team, now more than ever it’s a squad game and therefore you pick the best players for that position or for a particular game we don’t want to end up like England did re the Gerrard/Lampard question Managers are paid big money to make difficult calls and should do so if it’s one or the other so be it. Anyway we already have a dilemma on the Watkins/Ings front I don’t think we can afford another to be honest.

3.) 13 May 2022 14:10:29
Best part of the whole deal is the timing, at least we don’t spend half the window trying to get a deal done, I agree lord, I wasn’t Emi’s biggest fan at the start of the season but he has improved a lot, I’m also wondering if gerrard is going to divide their time on the pitch more evenly now that Phil has signed permanently, if he hadn’t being given more preferential treatment thus far I wonder would he of had second thoughts about signing permanently, I’d like to know what wages he’s on also. I wonder will this encourage Doug to sign an extension or is he on his way out the door.
Center back and defensive midfielder next in the door, I’m happy enough to stick with Ollie and Danny up front they are starting to click in my opinion, I’d like to keep archer for the bench next season, buy sarr and sell traore, depending on who the third relegated team is there might be a few more guys worth a punt

4.) 13 May 2022 16:14:49
I agree re timing the more business we can get done early the better, personally I would like to see 2 defensive midfielders through the door a centre half, cover at left back and a 15 to 20 goal a season striker.
Re Dougie I think he will be gone come the start of the new season, he prefers to play further forward than he is with us and with Buendia and Coutinho I don’t see that happening.



31 Jan 2022 18:06:58
Accirding to skys reliable source no more last minute incomings, Bissouma was never coming either now or in the summer. We obviously need a strong defensive midfielder and i think it should have been a priority.


1.) 31 Jan 2022 20:22:09
The manager said he wouldn’t buy for the sake of buying! I’m assuming he couldn’t get the targets he wanted. I think that will be the 1st position addressed in the summer

2.) 31 Jan 2022 20:23:45
It's the biggest mistake Dean Smith made in the summer, now Steve has done the exact same thing. there are lots of alternatives out there I don't know why it wasn't the first position on the list, we have done good business but we are still short in a crucial position. unless he's going to play Chambers in that role.

3.) 31 Jan 2022 20:55:47
What are the alternatives out there now then? I’d rather hold out until the summer and get a big player like kalvin Philips, isn’t it all about the bigger picture?

4.) 31 Jan 2022 21:09:34
Kalvin Philips is never coming to Villa mate, bissoma or bentancur are not the only DM players out there, I honestly can't see us getting bissouma at any time.

5.) 31 Jan 2022 21:39:30
Zakaria was available, Kamara Rangers, Kamara Marseille too, could I trot out my old picks Hayden from Newcastle or Dier from Spurs, now that both them teams have bought a player in that position?




31 Oct 2021 21:43:50
Does smith need to be ridiculed, absolutely not, the man gives everything to the team he loves. Should he be questioned and challenged on tactics and team selection absolutely. He was under pressure and he made changes through pressure from fans and press alike. So who chose and sanctioned bench warmers to the value of Jack's sale. Bailey today showed he is not good enough, Ings has already gone missing, Buendia is championship quality. So we are a lot weaker than season and yet expectations were higher. Our midfield is weak, Mcginn tries to the job of three, not fair, Ollie does his best but can't do it on his own. So no sugar coating we don't have the players or manager to get to either the fans or owners expectations. So where to we go from here, i honestly don't have a clue, what i do know is this current crop of players are obviously not good enough and the honest fans will know this.


1.) 02 Nov 2021 08:24:56
I have to agree with your sentiment. Spending 33m on Emi Buendia was a gamble, one that hasn't paid off. If things don't improve I think it is curtains for Dean Smith. I'm beginning to think last season was a fluke. I really thought we'd kick on but the same problems exist as of two seasons ago.
I really doubt Mings is a PL quality player, too inconsistent. Selling Jack Grealish was a good move but the money from his sale wasn't very well invested. I don't think we'll get relegated, but we won't be setting the league on fire either.

2.) 02 Nov 2021 16:19:35
So we're writing off two of our biggest signings after having played barely 10 games between them?
Maybe I'm too patient at times, but this is so far off the other end of the spectrum it's basically a reach around

3.) 02 Nov 2021 21:13:39
@ DBS1983 - In your opinion so far has Emi Buendia looked like a PL player? because what I have seen he hasn't. Don't let price tags deceive you.

4.) 03 Nov 2021 13:21:58
He certainly hasn't set the world on fire yet, but my point is writing him off completely after only a handful of games seems a bit short sighted.

5.) 04 Nov 2021 15:31:16
I agree DB we wrote Veretout off after a couple of games and look at him now, you have to give players time to adjust.



20 Dec 2020 18:20:12
Some of you taking the pee owe walkies an apology, strong reliable sources suggest that Konsa was tested positive last week.


1.) 20 Dec 2020 19:03:47
The joke was the “doubt” comment, if he does have C.V. simple thought process from when he last played tells you he isn’t a doubt, he’s out. 😂

Who are these “strong reliable sources”? Why would the club attempt to hide it?

2.) 20 Dec 2020 20:14:25
I would think there would be repercussions if they did try and hide it.

3.) 20 Dec 2020 21:04:47
Definitely Mark!

4.) 20 Dec 2020 21:33:05
He was out simples, never in doubt.

5.) 20 Dec 2020 22:55:18
Its players discretion and if his been training with other players we prob didn't want the game call off because his been around them. House told me himself with his brother so everybody elses view doesn't bother me! So if you have genuine info maybe we shouldn't put it up because u just get called a liar well he didn't play i and hause was right!

6.) 21 Dec 2020 09:31:52
I don’t know if you struggle to read scottcaffu or you missed the post everyone was referring to. Fortunately as much as he tries WTW can’t change what he already posted, so I’ll c&p for you:

“ Konsa wasnt ill he had Cov19 he is a major doubt 4 tomz game because 10 day isolation. ”

Now if I need to break down to you why people would take the pee, I can, but surely you can work out on your own that if Konsa played against Wolves, he must have passed a CV test, if in the mean time he failed one, that would incur a minimum of 10 day isolation period, as the wolves game was less than 10 days ago, he is not a doubt, he is out completely.

So there was no ‘doubt’ in it, it’s a banter site, if someone says something silly people will have some light hearted fun with it. There’s no need to cry.

7.) 21 Dec 2020 17:53:51
No answer yet?

8.) 21 Dec 2020 18:46:47
Nope Daz. Smith said again this morning Ezri is ill but on the mend, and they didn’t want the cold weather last night to slow his recovery.

9.) 21 Dec 2020 20:54:52
I agree i don't mind the banter but I was definitely not lying about him having C.V. luckly 4 us our chip shop is in a rich area and many footy players come in not all Villa. Hutton was in last week as well with his very fit mrs. The info i get is correct.

Maybe doubt is a wrong word i just no he had C.V. hause didn't say when he tested positive just that he did his brother is a very funny chap. 1 thing i will say is the closeness between seems to be very gud the way they all talk about each other.

10.) 21 Dec 2020 23:34:03
Seems a bit odd that the club would be trying to keep something quiet but the players are down in the chippy blabbing about it, for me the believability is zero on that 1 walkies.

11.) 22 Dec 2020 15:52:59
You no nothing.

12.) 22 Dec 2020 18:09:03
*know 😂.



02 Oct 2020 22:09:02
King was absent tonight at the stadium of doom with a migraine, so he is obviously on the move just wonder where he is off to, kingy. WTW any ideas.


1.) 02 Oct 2020 22:21:59
Tottenham were supposedly front runners for King and they’ve just signed striker Carlos Vinicius from Benfica.
Will this clear the path for Villa?

2.) 02 Oct 2020 23:41:35
I think it might well do Mark, its certainly looking likely.

3.) 03 Oct 2020 22:40:29
I think Spurs are favourites. They have a lot less cover in the front 3 and seem to be more desperate to push a deal.
We gave enough interchangeable options and with Smiths preference to get goals from midfield and wide I think he'll be happy keeping Keinan as back up.

4.) 03 Oct 2020 22:44:05
Hadn't seen that they've signed Vinicius. Not convinced King would be looking to play second fiddle for us though.

5.) 05 Oct 2020 20:39:35
Torino’s low bid for King was rebuffed earlier today. However, I think Smith had moved on a while ago from this option. The Barkley deal seems to have shaped the manager’s thinking, particularly with Grealish remaining on the left flank.




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22 May 2022 15:17:42
Good to see Buendia in the starting line up again, interesting if we have a go, we obviously aren't going to park the bus, without Nakamba starting.


1.) 22 May 2022 17:03:40
I was worried defensively with that midfield but all 5 have pressed and got stuck in at the right times, even JJ getting a couple of tackles in. Dougie probably should have taken out KDB for the counter but it worked out with the slip.
If we're still leading around 60 I imagine Coutinho comes off for Nakamba and we switch Ollie for Ings around 70.



19 May 2022 20:50:33
Slow predictable crap, Watkins can't control a simple ball, if i hadn't got my grandsons with me, i would have walked out at half time


1.) 19 May 2022 22:15:00
22 attempts, I’ve seen us play worse, finishing is a big problem, can’t wait till traore is gone, we’d be better with 10 men. Pope is an unbelievable keeper, Burnley would be relegated weeks ago without him. ready for this season to finish and see what the summer brings, we need lots of work

2.) 19 May 2022 22:20:41
Remember where we was 5 years ago? Brink of administration and we are now back in the PL Jesus wept.

3.) 19 May 2022 22:53:33
Anyone who sees this as success is deluded,the money we have spent is ridiculous, to finish just above the relegation candidates is nothing short of failure.

4.) 19 May 2022 23:39:45
Carney is possible one of the worse players with so much hype I have ever seen in my life. Thinks he is way better than he his we played that game with 10 men while he was on the pitch. No point having all that possession and doing nothing with it. However pope made some fantastic saves. Onto next season with stevie g and couthino we could be a very attractive club for some.

5.) 20 May 2022 00:49:04
Have to agree, Carney wasn't good. Thought the atmosphere in the stadium tonight was a bit flat.the most noise came at half time for the remberance piece, which was good and quite right. We lacked width in the final 3rd until 75th minute. I'd like to see us play 4-2-1-3 next season and ask Cash to practice his crossing!

6.) 20 May 2022 01:41:25
Zero point reading anything into recent performances. We have nothing to play for and it's almost certain some players know they're playing their last games for Villa. As annoying as it is, our players have been on the beach for the last few weeks.
Carney is a high potential rookie. Nothing more. No point jumping on the bandwagon because he hasn't committed with a contract and saying he's rubbish. He's a kid. He's got potential to be good, but isn't yet. Watkins is good but not elite. We've spent money but had to and have gone from mid table championship to mid table in the prem with players that other teams want, if we decide to sell. A much better situation than we could've hoped for just a few years ago. No serious fan is claiming 'success', just progression and perspective.
Calm down, enjoy the summer and enjoy what is likely to be an exciting transfer window.



16 May 2022 21:46:32
Im sure lots have just witnessed the Newcastle game, fight, commitment, quick passing non stop running and fully deserved the result. Compare that with our performance against palace and its no wonder fans are not happy with what's being served up.


1.) 16 May 2022 23:21:17
For sure mate. 7 wins from 8 home games under howe, they are going to be a tough team next season and big wallets, hence why I’m still questioning our decision to help them by loaning targett, top 10 is going to be even tougher next season, I hope there is something incredible coming in the summer.

2.) 17 May 2022 11:28:31
Fingers crossed we can get the quality that is drastically needed to compete with the likes of Newcastle next season.



11 May 2022 00:07:00
So the referee was the reason we lost, rubbish, he made a couple of poor decisions and didn't have the best of games, he definitely didn't affect Ings clear cut chances. I thought Liverpool were poor and looked jaded, we had good spells but showed, all too often our weaknesses. I didn't see a single outstanding performance from our guys . Coutinho had glimpses of brilliance but his overall contribution was average at best. Mcginn started well and went missing for long periods, cash was restrained and obviously was told his priority was to defend. Konsa is not capable of doing anything creative, so many times it was crying out for him to carry the ball yet there is nothing there and he as usual passes backwards. So a very average season with not a lot of positives, of course we need to give gerrard time and judge him once he has a full transfer window but i can honestly say in my opinion that we are not a good side capable of being anywhere other than mid table mediocrity and major reconstruction is definitely needed if we are to challenge for Europe.




07 May 2022 20:12:30
Buendia is definitely one of Smiths better signings, MOM today and fully deserved, i hope we keep him over Coutinho, Gerrard has seen who brings more to the party. 33 million and 200k a week, thank him and say goodbye.





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20 Dec 2020 21:33:05
He was out simples, never in doubt.




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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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20 May 2022 13:02:12
Fair play mate, they need to know.




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19 May 2022 22:56:23
In the same boat Dave, bang on mate. If it wasn't in my blood after such a disappointing season, i would tell em to shove it.




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19 May 2022 22:53:33
Anyone who sees this as success is deluded,the money we have spent is ridiculous, to finish just above the relegation candidates is nothing short of failure.




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17 May 2022 17:39:38
I think Richarlison is a half brother of Zaha, Bale just wants to play golf not football, (except for Wales)




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17 May 2022 11:28:31
Fingers crossed we can get the quality that is drastically needed to compete with the likes of Newcastle next season.