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22 May 2018 20:34:19
I've purchased my train tickets from Solihull to Wembley but people are saying it's best to get train from Moor Street because the trains might not stop at Solihull did any body wait at Moor Street last time and if so how long did you have to wait in that queue?

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22 May 2018 23:03:22
If it’s scheduled to stop their mate it has to, too many people will be relying on it.

23 May 2018 08:49:41
Cheers Chris against Liverpool and Arsenal they kept the last 2 carriages empty but I don't know if they are doing that this time as I can't see that anywhere?

23 May 2018 09:24:51
Yea for both the FA cup games they were direct trains from Solihull to Wembley aswell, this time we’re changing at Wycombe, must be to do with the rail works. For the Liverpool game both journeys were decent, after the game stayed round Wembley and came back later when there was less ques, the arsenal game everyone just wanted to get home so it was a nightmare.

23 May 2018 09:40:22
We got direct trains Chris they on train line now so you should be able to go straight through on your tickets. Where you boarding Chris?

23 May 2018 22:11:19
Boarding at Solihull mate, just had a look and now it’s saying the same train at 9 will take us direct. My tickets definitely say change at wycombe but the first train is the same so probably just stay on to Wembley. Very weird.

24 May 2018 08:48:07
Sure is Chris Hopefully they leave 2 empty carriages like they did in the semis and finals so we can get on.

22 May 2018 11:57:34
my final team assuming all fit.
Johnstone
Elmo
Chester
Terry
Hutton
Jedi
Jimmy Danger
Grealish
Snoddy
Adomah
Hourihane.

subs
Thor
Wheelan
Bree
Grabban
Bunn
Onomoha
Hogan.

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22 May 2018 12:57:58
That would be my team apart from jimmy danger I'd play grabben as he's on better form.

22 May 2018 13:52:18
Same here Holtenders, is definitely start with Grabban. Even coming on as a sub Kodjia has looked lazy and a shadow of the player we saw last year, did anyone else see his argument with Hourihane at the end of the Borough first leg? They had to be separated by Terry, Hourihane was fuming at his work rate and effort when he came on. I can see why to be fair, he plays as though he’s just finished a marathon, and the lack of effort sticks out like a saw thumb when everyone else is running round like blue arsed flies. If Grabban is being subbed I’d bring on Hogan, if Adomah is being subbed that’s the only time I’d consider Kodjia, but even then you can put Grabban left and Hogan up top. Hogan might not have the ability of Kodjia but his attitude and effort is infectious, what we need when trying to see a game out.

22 May 2018 14:57:53
I would leave kodiaj on bench
Grabban must start but needs the midfield to be closer to him.
He often gets isolated.

22 May 2018 20:09:04
Question.
Do you think that Kodjia wants out?
When he was performing well, lots of stories came out of prem clubs interested. Has this affected his attitude?
I have always regarded him, and posted, that he is a show pony that works for effect to look good, the star.
Now when they are all working hard and he is still recovering he does look a few yards away from the article we saw last season.
If an offer were to be set at our door, should we consider selling?
He probably has one game to win my vote.

22 May 2018 23:04:58
I think the injury has ruined him, either that or his not fit. He’s so hesitant now and looks scared to try things that previously came seamless to him, I think he’s worried about over doing it and getting injured. Remember we paid about 12 million for him, if someone came in with 15 plus I’d snap their hand off.

Review Of The Day 22nd May 2018

22 May 2018 07:18:18
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21 May 2018 18:36:52
Might participate in a few beverages in the Green man on Saturday😁😁.

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22 May 2018 20:20:04
i will be in there too.

21 May 2018 10:24:28
Are people confident we will be successful on Saturday?

And if we are, what would you like to happen in the summer?

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21 May 2018 18:18:28
Yes we are going up and I would then like Benteke back. UTV.

21 May 2018 19:30:27
What are your reasons for wanting Benteke back?

21 May 2018 21:21:20
He has done very well for us before and I think he's a Steve Bruce player his still young aswel with hardly a injury record. Ohhhhh Christian Benteke. I would also try to get wilfred Zara if Dr. Tonys serious about investing big money.

21 May 2018 22:31:35
Zero chance of Zaha mate, let’s be realistic🙈 better yet let’s get promoted first!

22 May 2018 10:10:47
I've read Bruce would like to secure all loan signings permanently if we are promoted - This is worrying.

Johnstone and Snodgrass would be welcome additions to a Premier League side and Axel Tuanzebe has massive potential but I don't want us to waste money on Grabban - He's been very good for us but he is not PL standard.

If we go up that team needs major surgery / investment - For me we need 7 first team players.

Johnstone

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Snodgrass Grealish XXXXX

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The "squad" can come from the remaining players here.



Sam Johnstone - BUY
Jed Steer - KEEP
Mark Bunn - SELL
Matija Sarkic - LOAN


Neil Taylor - SELL
Christopher Samba - RELEASE
James Chester - KEEP
James Bree - KEEP
Micah Richards - SELL
Alan Hutton - KEEP
John Terry - KEEP
Axel Tuanzebe - BUY
Mitchell Clark - LOAN


Henri Lansbury - SELL
Glenn Whelan - SELL
Robert Snodgrass - BUY
Jack Grealish - KEEP
Conor Hourihane - KEEP
Joshua Onomah - RELEASE
Andre Green - KEEP
Birkir Bjarnason - KEEP
Mile Jedinak - KEEP
Ahmed Elmohamady - SELL
Jake Doyle-Hayes - LOAN
callum O'Hare - KEEP
Albert Adomah - KEEP
Jordan Lyden - LOAN
Keinan Davis - LOAN
Corey TayloR - LOAN


Scott Hogan - SELL
Gabriel Agbonlahor - RELEASE
Jonathan Kodjia - KEEP
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy - LOAN
Ross McCormack - RELEASE
Lewis Grabban - RELEASE

The below is who I think is realistic with significant investment.


Johnstone

Pereira Chester Mawson Byran

Allen Clucas

Snodgrass Grealish Jahanbakhsh

Rashford / Llorente (Loan)

22 May 2018 11:52:03
no chance of Rashford i think -
Neil Taylor - SELL
Christopher Samba - RELEASE
James Chester - KEEP
James Bree - KEEP
Micah Richards - pay him up
Alan Hutton - KEEP
John Terry - KEEP
Axel Tuanzebe - BUY
Mitchell Clark - LOAN


Henri Lansbury - SELL
Glenn Whelan - SELL
Robert Snodgrass - BUY
Jack Grealish - KEEP
Conor Hourihane - KEEP
Joshua Onomah - RELEASE
Andre Green - KEEP
Birkir Bjarnason - KEEP
Mile Jedinak - KEEP
Ahmed Elmohamady - SELL
Jake Doyle-Hayes - LOAN
callum O'Hare - KEEP
Albert Adomah - KEEP
Jordan Lyden - LOAN
Keinan Davis - LOAN
Corey TayloR - LOAN


Scott Hogan - SELL
Gabriel Agbonlahor - RELEASE
Jonathan Kodjia - KEEP
Rushian Hepburn-Murphy - Keep
Ross McCormack - Sell
Lewis Grabban - RELEASE
Gil - Sell
Elphick - Sell
De Leate - sell

The sales could raise 20-25 mil.

22 May 2018 13:08:24
Rashford would be a massive ask but he doesn't look happy at United under Jose and might fancy a loan move to a team where he would play every week - Wishful thinking perhaps.

22 May 2018 16:32:57
Money talks if your in the prem. If a project was put to the likes of zaha that we will be spending loads and compete at the very top and the wages were good players will come. Hence same when city and Chelsea first started spending.

23 May 2018 09:12:45
True King, but do you think we will have that level of spend if promoted? To encourage a Zaha, who is being eyed by Spurs and City, you would need to be spending 200M+ I think.

Can you see Villa spending that?

23 May 2018 16:42:44
I belive if we go up the spend will be right up there with the big boys. Bruce wants to try and keep all loan players so what we looking at there

Johnstone £3 mil
Grabben £5 mil
Snoddy £7 mil
Josh £10 mil
Axel £15 mil

That's going to be around 40 mil if we get to keep em. I think there will easy be another 100 mil on top of that to add a good goal getter and a couple more. Then depending how we looking in Jan prob another 50. We will do everything we can to stay there. Probably some compo for Bruce in there as well lol.

24 May 2018 09:22:58
Wow, fingers crossed - Assuming we get up - That we will have that to spend, the squad will need serious investment.

Can I be honest though, I think signing Grabban, as good as he has been for us, is a little small time - He is a very good Champ striker but I would rather see RHM given a chance as third or fourth striker than spend 5M on Grabban. Also, have no idea why we would want Josh on a permanent deal, I domnt rate him at all - Is it just me? Am I missing something?

Review Of The Day 21st May 2018

21 May 2018 06:08:20
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20 May 2018 22:13:35
What would be everybodys team for the Playoff Final heard neil taylor an elmo are nearly fit would anybody start Kodjia upfront?

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20 May 2018 23:20:52
Think the big decisions are Jedinak or Whelan, and Elmo or Bree, the rest pick themselves. I’d go Jedinak and Bree, Elmo as much as he is a grafter he is awful sometimes, i'd be more confident with Bree up against their wingers. Jedinak gives us a presence, he’s experienced been there and done it and he’s not bad on the ball either so keeps us ticking, gives us another option from the set pieces aswell.

20 May 2018 23:35:53
Walkies, how can you even consider Taylor? If Elmo not fit, I’d be happy with Hutton and Bree again . Weve got to start with Grabbon, always got Kodj second half .

21 May 2018 07:56:52
Taylor should be no where near the starting line up.
Hutton is a no-brainer and either bree or almo on other side,
Jedi would start for me due to Fulham not being the biggest side in championship
Set pieces will be our best chance of scoring in my opinion.
Kodila should stay on bench,
The rest of team picks itself really,

20 May 2018 17:11:31
Heard a ex Chelsea player say on talk sport that some players in the youth team getting 35 grand a week,
Amazing that,
How the other half lives!

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20 May 2018 18:18:16
Pocket change to you mainbob.

21 May 2018 09:11:44
I wish!

21 May 2018 09:41:22
All jokes aside, the FA should impose a rule of youth team players up until the age of 19, being capped at a certain wage of say £5000 a week, of which £2000 is available to them and the other £3000 is put into a pension for them after retirement. Stats are that most players in youth teams don’t make it as footballers, yet in them years they give up education, that’s where this pension will give them a leg up if they don’t make it, and if they do make it big time they can donate it to their clubs charity. You could lower it even more so that every club in league football, prem to league 2 can then compete for young players, would make things more exciting, more English players would make it through the ranks as they wouldn’t be stockpiled by a Chelsea where their going to ruin their career. Would be good to see aswell, potentially future English superstars coming through at a league two team, learning how to behave and toughen up in a physical league, look at Kyle Walker, Dele Alli and Harry Maguire, non came through a prem youth set up yet their all in the England squad. Then again this all relys on the FA having half a brain cell.

Review Of The Day 20th May 2018

20 May 2018 05:52:07
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19 May 2018 19:31:45
This time next week we will be in the Premier League.

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19 May 2018 20:02:43
And pray tell, how do you work that out.

19 May 2018 20:16:41
Best change my flights then😅.

19 May 2018 20:20:13
I wish people would stop shouting and spouting off about what we are going to do.
More often than not it ends up being the kiss of death.
Let`s wait and see what happens next week, there are still two teams in it, Fulham have to be respected, don’t disrespect them before a ball has been kicked.
If we win yes we can all shout and brag as much as we like and nobody can say jack.

19 May 2018 21:34:03
How is it hard to work out the games saturday 26th May at 17.00 so this time next week we will be in the Premier League VillaMajorca when do you think the game is then?

20 May 2018 09:44:38
Steady on lads there are 2 teams in this final and you have to give Fulham the respect they deserve,
Yes I'm hoping for that win but who turns up on the day is the important thing to remember,
I saw on 1 other villa blog that out of our expected first team line-up all but 2 players have played at Wembley before,
Fulham on the other hand have only 2 players with Wembley experience!
So we have the experience but they have the younger squad.
We will just have to hope experience prevails,
My heart will not stand for extra time or God forbid penalties!

21 May 2018 18:33:24
Sorry thought that posted on Friday. calm done 😐.

 


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