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13 Dec 2017 19:06:30
Ollie McBurnie has just announced he's joining Villa, other than he's a youth player for Swansea, anyone got a clue about him?


1.) 13 Dec 2017 20:06:56
Scored 8 goals his whole career, 5 in non league and 3 in league 2, doesn’t sound promising.



02 Aug 2017 11:27:39
Bruce said the weekend he was looking to have Jack as a main stay in the team and really have the team play around him and build them around how to get the best out of him. Makes sense because Bruce has started using formations with a number 10 role which he didn't at all last year and weirdly enough after 3 years Jacks numbers changed to the number 10.

Read today it could be 6 months out with him, but his dad has said 2 or 3, hope its the latter. Should be able to keep fit as well given it's a kidney injury he should be able to do lots of lightweight stuff.




28 Jul 2017 11:03:34
If we sell Nathan Baker and do not bring in a top quality replacement like the level of Chester when we signed him then we are a joke. Selling a crucial part of one of the best parts of our team, for one year from Terry and Samba? If this goes through I really do think the owners/ board have had the wool over our eyes, their clueless. Their still sorting out their past transfer mistakes, don't make more. It's alright tweeting every 5 seconds and what not but I'd rather them concentrate on their job and not ruin chances of promotion before the seasons even started.


1.) 28 Jul 2017 11:26:08
The board have said that they are building a team for promotion

Then another team to consolidate in the premises league and finally a team to challenge in the premier league

I think baker is a no nonsense defender but is very injury prone and can be wreck less!

Also would he be good enough for the premier league because he wasn't when we was in it.

2.) 28 Jul 2017 11:53:02
Getting rid if baker is stupid in my opinion,
He is not the greatest granted and is not premiership standard but he never let's the team down with 100 % commitment,
We are stuck with the rubbish like gabby/ bacuna/ Richards and there's no sign any of them will go,
I wish baker all the best at Bristol and I do hope Bruce has contingency plans in place if either Terry and Chester get injured anytime.

3.) 28 Jul 2017 11:56:52
Can see aiden flint going to the scum now they have baker,

4.) 28 Jul 2017 11:57:57
I wouldn't be surprised if baker asked to go!

He has probably had his nose pushed out and realises he is behind terry, samba and Chester

Gabby, richards and Bacuna really need to go.

5.) 28 Jul 2017 12:50:32
If we haven't got more than £4m for him we have made a mistake, selling him to a rival is bad enough but on the cheap would be ridiculous, balancing the books and freeing up cash to buy others is great but if we don't get promotion this year and samba/ terry retire at the end of the season or are just too old we are then needing two defenders not to mention the vultures will then be circling for the likes of kodja/ hrwalish and co.

I'm sure there is a plan and time will eventually reveal the method to the madness but on face value personally it looks like another Cahill moment.

6.) 28 Jul 2017 13:25:06
Hate to say I told you so on this 1. good luck in the rest of your career Nathan, I for 1 will clap your name when it's read out when you play us at VP


7.) 28 Jul 2017 13:49:52
Injury prone, Caught out of position to many times, Wayward in tackles this transfer has certainly split the ranks I for one think it's best if he leaves never in the same league as Cahill was. Plenty of cover at the back me thinks there might be a incoming centre half soon #INBRUCEITRUST.

8.) 28 Jul 2017 15:29:07
I'm gutted to be honest, he played 34 times last year and we didn't lose with him, Chester and Jedinak playing. He is top quality at this level and more than good enough to get promoted. If you had to rank our centre backs he'd be in the top 3, sell Richards or Elphic. Stupid decision made by morons.

9.) 28 Jul 2017 15:32:19
And his gone, thought it was too ridiculous to be true. However at the Aston Villa circus anything is possible. We are a laughing stock.

10.) 28 Jul 2017 15:42:09
Did you give last season a miss villa daz?

11.) 28 Jul 2017 16:27:16
I did last season for personal reasons Chris but still managed to attend 8 home games last season but was a season ticket holder for as long as I can remember mate from what I saw of him he wasn't the best in my humble opinion. I don't know it's a weird one this listening and reading what people are saying it's split down the middle people are saying why not get rid of Michael and others but it's so hard if teams don't want to take a gamble like we did it's a bit like roulette isn't it gamble on red and black comes in poo poo happens sometimes I don't think we are a laughing stock like you said mate far from that this season will tell I guess UTV bud.

12.) 28 Jul 2017 17:28:50
Fair enough Daz, it has really split the fans it's a weird one. I'm gutted to be honest. And Allyp you do realise we've sold Baker not Chester? You said you could see Chester being sold.

13.) 28 Jul 2017 18:04:23
I said heard rumblings about Baker moving on last week, so on the plus side it looks like unless Bruce is off his head, Chester is staying, only positive I can see from Baker leaving. It's done now, but 1 more thing, if Alex Bruce does come in as a replacement as some have suggested, he ain't no Maldini, but don't write him off before he's put on the shirt, he'd be a squad player, which if Elphick goes too, surely good business?


14.) 28 Jul 2017 18:40:41
I may have missed the answer to this but did Baker request the transfer or did Villa push him?

15.) 28 Jul 2017 19:54:08
I just think it's ridiculous because:
1. It's incredibly short sighted as a lot of the decisions / dealings this summer have been.

2. Its weakening us, not strengthening us, our strongest 3rd choice centre back would of been Baker, but we sell him and keep weaker players.

3. It could be very early in the season when we see a centre back partnership of Chester and Micah / Jedinak / De Laet. Terry and Samba can't play 3 games in a week and at their age will be very injury prone.

Elphic is on his way out. This is just another decision that completely baffles, either Tony's skint or FFP is a lot lot worse than what we've been led to believe.

16.) 28 Jul 2017 20:39:19
It is a strange 1 tbh, there's many twist and turns up ahead me thinks.


17.) 28 Jul 2017 23:58:27
I recal Baker winning man of the match against Liverpool during our win at the start of Lamberts penultimate season win at Anfield. So much promise and just so unlucky with injuries until recently. Really dissappointed to see him go as will do a job especially in this league. As for being a Cahill I don't think he will make it that far as we have seen so much more of him than Gary Cahill in a villa shirt! Wish him every success for the future unless against the villa of course. Bruce will make some contiversial decisions to get us where we belong I am sure UTV.



25 Jul 2017 22:45:39
Alan Nixon on twitter - Villa are looking to bring in Snodgrass once we've moved some players on. Now your talking.


1.) 26 Jul 2017 10:16:48
Snodgrass has said he will not drop a division,
So can't see this happening to tbh,

2.) 26 Jul 2017 11:08:39
Where has he said this?

3.) 26 Jul 2017 11:44:44
Snodgrass said in a interview on west ham website he wants to stay in prem.

4.) 26 Jul 2017 12:21:06
Bit weird, why would his own club put out an interview / quote from one of their players talking about moving on. You got a link?

5.) 26 Jul 2017 12:47:36
Snodgrass does not want to leave west ham,
Club want him out,
Not got a link sorry.

6.) 26 Jul 2017 14:53:13
Daily mail, where he said he is committed to west ham but he did not say he will not drop down a division.

Mirror, which says he does not want to drop down, from where I am not sure. But this was after his interview. West ham has put him on transfer list.

7.) 26 Jul 2017 16:14:01
Cheers Indian👍 Might be one for end of the transfer window then, when he hasn't got any game time and no Prem clubs are sniffing. He was at hull not long ago so I'm sure we could find a middle ground between what he was getting paid then and what he does now.

8.) 26 Jul 2017 17:26:30
To be fair Snodgrass would be a very good signing if it happened
Got a wicked good leftpeg delivery.

9.) 26 Jul 2017 17:29:39
Cheers mate. That would be great. Hope it happens as soon as possible.



24 Jul 2017 20:17:08
Anyone know anything about this Sheyi Ojo? Being reported we've entered the race for him on loan. Seems like there are quite a few teams after him. All 3 clubs that were promoted made use of the loan market well so would be good if we could find someone who offers something different to our group.


1.) 24 Jul 2017 21:17:56
Any ideas who's established and available, not just youngsters? We could do with a bit of cover at right back IMO? 😉


2.) 24 Jul 2017 21:19:34
Gonna get pelters but. Andy Carroll?


3.) 24 Jul 2017 21:54:18
I'd love an Andy Carroll. Much better than given credit for!

4.) 25 Jul 2017 13:24:41
Can not see the fascination with this ojo!
I agree green is a far better player in my opinion,
Just like to see a old fashioned centre forward on board
Just as long it's not another r/ back?

5.) 25 Jul 2017 22:42:19
I'd love him, but don't think they'd let him go, wages would be astronomical and don't think he could stay fit for more than 3 months👎 When you think Palmer, Izzy Brown and Atsu were all pivotal parts of teams getting promoted, we should definitely have a look.




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11 Dec 2017 09:05:48
So we are 5th, with 37 points, 6 at the time of writing off 2nd and 11 off 1st. We've got a 4 point cushion from anyone outside the top 6 but we've got teams from 8th and above in our next 4 out of 5 games. We've got to this point really without 2 of our best players from last year Kodjia and Jedinak, and our other injuries along the way speak for themselves so Bruce needs major credit for where we are, had we had no injuries would be up there with possibly Cardiff? I'd say so. But looking at the squad now and who's coming back, I hope to god that their working round the clock for a goal scorer on the first of Jan. Every team needs a regular goal scorer, at the moment we've got Adomah but he's a winger and we can't rely on him, if we added someone who will score at least one every 2 games I seriously think we can still charge up to second. The sooner we find one the better; Ulloa, Ings, Nahki Wells, James Wilson, Barnes, Vokes, Long, Wickham - have all either scored goals at this level, or you'd bank on them scoring regular. You add that to our team and we're getting 3/ 4 every week, and in the big games against the better teams we've got a threat upfront. Davis has been a revelation this season and the way he holds the ball up and battles has been paramount to our success, but if he could score aswell we'd be pushing second, and until he finds his scoring form we won't be reaching higher than play offs.


1.) 11 Dec 2017 14:18:16
Chris I agree with your post 100%
My choice of striker is alloa.
If Bruce gets the right one in we will be there abouts come end of season,
But play like we did on Saturday you can forget it
Very disappointed with that display and if millwall had won they deserved it,
I wish Bruce would get o'hare more involved,
With gabby nearly back into squad o'hares chances of every being involved with get less and less,
But next 4 games will tell us where we could end up at end of season,

2.) 11 Dec 2017 15:49:58
Add Lewis grabban as another striker I would take,

3.) 11 Dec 2017 19:32:18
Out of the names mentioned I'd go for Wickham


4.) 12 Dec 2017 08:30:24
We should be looking further away to find a goal scorer. Other clubs find quality players to take on loan so why can't AVFC?
Sometimes I wonder if we still suffer from Lerneritus and are reluctant to ask about certain players.
When did we last get a player that was a valued first team player?
We lost a team of players to predators and ok they wanted to go, but we should be expecting our management to be doing better.
Bruce has bought in many players that there clubs were reluctant to release, Kodjia, Lansbury etc .
However none are starlight players.
Other championship clubs are grabbing younger players on loan and we should be in there.
I would like to say "we are AVFC" but at present it means nothing, it's almost a curse. It also means we will pay inflated fees.
Do we have a list of targets? I hope so.
We have in our ranks players that could carry us up to the prem, and I want that well before I take my last breath.
So come on Bruce and other decision makers, remove your digit and get us a headliner to find the net on a re gulag basis.
Ffp will hold us back so get rid of the no hopes and get our younger players into play and an "Andy Gray" to lead us.

5.) 12 Dec 2017 15:30:18
Good post Oldvillan, I agree totally.
One point I feel needs addressing just as much is our midfield, we desperately need a ball player/ playmaker too feed our front men.
If we don`t sort these area`s we will fall short come the seasons end.

6.) 12 Dec 2017 16:25:47
Hourihane was signed for that but he’s always too deep, when he gets forward he unlocks doors. Same with Lansbury. When we play 2 midfielders with a number 10 the two mids end up sitting back, should look to play Jedinak/ Whelan and then Hourihane and Lansbury and give one of them the number 10 role.



01 Dec 2017 21:54:00
Excellent second half but couldn't cope with their pressure or intensity in the first. Onomah was absolutely awful, Grealish was a breath of fresh air when he came on, hadn't seen him properly in so long forget how good technically and running at people he was. Davis also probably had his worst game, half expected him to struggle against Jansennn because he's a decent centre half (although he is an arrogant, cheating wet wipe) but he struggled against anyone he came up against tonight, even their tiny centre mides were bullying him at one point, but I suppose that's to be expected with a young lad, highlights the need for reinforcements asap! Taylor and Whelan stood out. After a shocking first half we ended up with more shots on target so really turned it round second half. A draw is a good result at Elland road and better than a loss, big month, need that second half performance for ninety minutes in the next few games.


1.) 02 Dec 2017 08:10:42
Totally agree about onomah who was very poor,
For me he is a player who
lacks consistent performances
Grealish was outstanding
Whelan was also very good,
He reminds me of des bremmer who does not stand out but does the dirty work,



01 Dec 2017 20:41:45
Onomah just had one of the worst first halves I think I've ever seen a player have, did he complete a pass?


1.) 01 Dec 2017 22:11:58
Maybe Lansbury or Grealish will replace him?

2.) 02 Dec 2017 09:59:46
Delighted for Lansbury and he looked pretty chuffed too! Agree about how poor JO was and just had one of those bad days at the office. With all our injuries it is great to have options of Supr Jack and Henry! Thought Whelan again silenced the doubters with another solid performance and as already said 1:1 draw is a sound result in the cauldron of Ellen Rd! UTV.



26 Nov 2017 09:54:43
Comfortable is probably the best way to describe the game yesterday, had a few more good chances to score but the result never looked in danger - good to see, 9 points in a week is exactly what we need. If Cardiff lose or draw today then we are max 3 points of second. We have been on an unbelievable run but I think our next 7 games which include Leeds, Derby, Sheff United, Middlesbrough and Brentford will decide whether we will be top two or play offs, And with 1 fit striker it could be a struggle. The amount of injuries we have and have had so far this season is unbelievable but also shows the depth of the squad, if Wolves lost Jota, Bonatini, Caveleiro, Neves and Boly or Bath at the back would they be sweeping teams aside still? No they'd have the same team that finished 15th last year, whereas we have had injuries to key players from last year like Kodjia and Jedinak, injuries to players who looked to be key to Brucies plans like Grealish, players who had come in and made us a real unit like Terry and then our second options are getting freak injuries like Hogan and Lansbury, and yet we've still ploughed on through. Hopefully the injuries stop and other teams start picking them up as the schedule gets crammed up.


1.) 26 Nov 2017 12:49:01
Couldnt agree more chris, everything you said is on the money. I fear for us over the next few games with the teams we are going to be up against. The injury situation is appalling to have even one key player out injured is bad enough. Hopefully the fans will realise this if results don't go our way. i'm hoping they do but you have to be realistic.

2.) 26 Nov 2017 15:36:08
On the button Chris,
It's going to really test our squad now,
Next 6 games will tell us with out destination for the season,
We have done great up to now but these injuries are really putting our quest for promotion into question,
There must be a load of black cats roaming around villa park?



02 Nov 2017 07:01:02
So back in the Top 6, 6 points off the top. With 3 of our next 4 games coming at home we have such a good chance to start racking up the points. Last night we did look the business, albeit against a make rubbish Preston team. We have real competition for places and so many options, 4-4-2, 4-5-1 or 4-3-3 like we saw towards the end of the blues game. Keep this momentum going.


1.) 02 Nov 2017 08:07:15
Got to say that is our best 90min performance this season,
Everybody played well some brilliant.
Terry was immense,
Davis was very good again
Whelan his best game for villa,
Hutton outstanding
Onomha very good
Adomah had a quieter game but ok
Elmo very good
Johnston good
Snodgrass had a much better game,
Houlinan was ok but was more defensive than usual
Chester immense

So a very pleasing performance and now let's get another 3 points on Saturday
Up the villa.

2.) 02 Nov 2017 09:04:40
Longstang Chelsea supporter who is SO pleased JT is playing well for your great old club.
The guy is pure class and in my opinion the best central defender England has had for years but I’m biased as he will always be a legend to us Chelsea fans.
Good luck for the rest of the season and hope to see you in the Premiership next year.

3.) 02 Nov 2017 09:46:42
Respect TomB 👍.

4.) 02 Nov 2017 12:14:18
Thanks TomB, appreciate your comments, obviously a true football fan.
Good luck for the season.

5.) 02 Nov 2017 12:48:38
Well said Tomb, JT is still a magic player and thanks for the good wishes. Thought we played really well every player but against a depleted preston. They had key players out. It still had to be won though and we did that well. In truth we could have bagged another two or three. They had a shout for a penalty, not sure it was though. Now let's see how we do against wednesday come saturday. Onwards and upwards villa forever.

6.) 02 Nov 2017 14:19:43
Tomb thanks for your kind words about Terry and our great club,
All the best with your club,




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13 Dec 2017 20:06:56
Scored 8 goals his whole career, 5 in non league and 3 in league 2, doesn’t sound promising.




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12 Dec 2017 17:11:43
I agree Dave, he’s been shocking since he left. I’d still have him back in a second tho, he’s a confidence player, we obviously made him feel like the main man so he played like it. He’d drag us to promotion but can’t see it in a million years.




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12 Dec 2017 11:28:31
I hope your joking about the March or petition, you wanna give your head a wobble.




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09 Dec 2017 10:40:29
How much do you think we’d get for a striker who has 2 goals in about 15 games and a midfielder who’s played less than 90 minutes all season? I’d say 50p and a mars bar.




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06 Dec 2017 07:01:46
You would want the blues keeper as permanent number 1? Ok. Leave Sam till the the summer, he’s contracted here till then anyway, then look to buy him, with 12 months left on his contract they won’t be asking for anything ridiculous, simple.





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13 Dec 2017 17:19:21
You can’t sign players in december.




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12 Dec 2017 16:25:47
Hourihane was signed for that but he’s always too deep, when he gets forward he unlocks doors. Same with Lansbury. When we play 2 midfielders with a number 10 the two mids end up sitting back, should look to play Jedinak/ Whelan and then Hourihane and Lansbury and give one of them the number 10 role.




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09 Dec 2017 17:37:40
As I said if he scored 30 goals between now and the end of the season it would be stupid to not give him a contract. Bruce is just stating facts, he hasn’t said he’s considering giving him a contract, he said he can still earn one, which he could, in a similar situation to the one I’ve mentioned.




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09 Dec 2017 10:43:36
I think the words were, “gabby could still earn a contract” if he scored 30 goals an won us the league I’d give him a contract. From what Bruce said at the minute he isn’t getting a new deal.




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08 Dec 2017 22:27:14
Lesser clubs garuantee playing time, unless we’re getting someone who walks into our first team we can’t garuantee a youngster is going to get minutes so it’s pointless clubs letting them out to us.