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08 Jun 2018 14:48:15
I am confident that we will start next season intact. Whilst not a Bruce fan I think he owes us and along with the remaining players needs to show us his wealth of experience and start the next campaign in a positive mood. We all know that struggling businesses need to sell any valuable asset in order to survive, it's inevitable that we will lose our best players.

My biggest concern is that Bruce will now have to introduce some if not all of our best young talent, if any of these shine as I am sure they will, they will then become "valuable" assets and the sale will then be inevitable because of our precarious financial position. I appreciate this is a doomsday position, however we will not be the first or last club to find ourselves in this position. Dr X please do the right thing by our famous club and try to do everything to give us a chance to maintain our credibility, loyal fans deserve this. VTID.


1.) 08 Jun 2018 16:39:07
Hear Hear.

2.) 08 Jun 2018 17:40:52
Well Said.



28 May 2018 00:00:00
I for one don't want another season of hoof ball. if that means a change of manager then so be it. Fourth place is a failure, highest salary bill in the championship, we can't have another year of average football.




18 May 2018 16:50:54
Agree with all of the comments regarding the level of effort and commitment on Tuesday made you feel proud again. No one has shown that more than Alan Hutton, he is an example to all players that if you really want something work hard, he should be rewarded not only with a new contract but kept on in any capacity to show to all around how to behave when sometimes the chips are down. My player of the season for many reasons.


1.) 19 May 2018 14:20:08
I agree, should be offered player coach position, everyone saw 2 years ago he isn’t really good enough to be a premier league full back week in week out, however sign someone for the RB position, use Hutton as number 2. Given his attitude and commitment he will work and fight to regain his position, push the new RB to be the best possible player they can. Win win situation.



24 Apr 2018 23:08:06
As we could be playing Derby or Millwall in the playoffs does anyone think we should protect our assets for the playoffs. We don't won't Jack getting injured or sent off and both teams will definitely target him. If we are being honest third place is now realistically beyond us. No one wants to loose but the long game is far more important at this stage.


1.) 25 Apr 2018 03:00:54
I think we will be playing Middlesbrough in semi playoff. I'd play the likes of Jack against derby this week and then rest him snoddy and grabban against milwall. All 3 will be important to us in playoffs.



16 Apr 2018 00:11:36
Irrespective of the differences of the various Bruce in, Bruce out camps, we all want the same thing; premier league football, let's hope we win the play offs. should we win, how will the current squad fare and how do you think Bruce will fare in the transfer market? I don't think his record is that good.

Johnstone may not be here
The two full backs, average championship players
Chester premier league quality
Terry won't play in premier league
Jedi heart of steel not premier league
Jack nailed on quality
Lansbury can't make side in championship
Hourihane not good enough
Thor not good enough
Hogan not good enough
Kodja premium league quality
Snoddy might not be here
Albert borderline.

Like it or not it does not make good reading. I agree with WTW based on his signings you can't trust Bruce with the millions we need to spend just to survive should we go up. Should we not go up we can't put up with the status quo.


1.) 16 Apr 2018 10:26:09
Valid points in certain respects hopeful

However didn’t Keith Wyness state last year that Villa would build 3 squads?

1- to get out of the championship
2- to maintain place in the premiership once promoted
3- to kick on and challenge in the top half of the table

Therefore the current squad was asembled with one thin in mind to achieve promotion.

2.) 16 Apr 2018 11:39:26
Yes he did. That's the plan.

3.) 16 Apr 2018 15:59:54
Hopeful, agree with all you have said mate, Albert I think is over the border to be honest.
Yeh Ken, I think it is a 3 stage plan, it needs to be though, this team are not good enough.

4.) 16 Apr 2018 16:23:10
IMO I think that there are several players in the current squad who could step up to premier league level

but ultimately that’s the decision of the manager and board . And we have got to get there first 👍.

5.) 16 Apr 2018 16:31:06
So do I, who are the ones you think would step up Ken.

6.) 16 Apr 2018 21:04:12
Jack kodjia chester Johnstone Davis as he developed. That's it for me.

7.) 16 Apr 2018 21:29:00
I agree we do need to spend big but I don't agree with what your saying about Bruce because he didn't sign all of the current squad.

8.) 16 Apr 2018 22:27:40
Dave I would have to go for the following

Johnstone - will sign permanently should we gain promotion
Chester - obviously
Terry - one more year max
Hourihane - I think he needs to be played in the right set up and given a some freedom . I mean Ashley Landcrab Westwood seems to of gone on to play well for Burnley when asked to .
Grealish - potentially one of the best players to come out of villa in 20years
Snodgrass - sign permanently should we get promoted
Adomah - he has another 2 seasons left in him
Andre Green - this kid has tremendous potential should he get an injury free run
Scott Hogan - love him or hate him he runs his socks off and makes such good runs, if Shane long is premier league quality then hogan is also. Confidence player who needs a cuddle
Kodjia - frustrates me greatly, but so unpredictable and can just score for fun

I also do believe that there are some great youngsters coming though who will progress into 1st team players

I believe that Bruce is the right person to gain promotion. I also believe he deserves a chance to keep us up and develop the 2nd phase of the boards plan which is a team to keep us up in the premier league .

However the 3rd phase of the boards plan will see another manager at the helm as Bruce won’t be what xia wants

That’s not to say that I agree with Walk the walk about the style of play Bruce plays as frankly not everyone plays like Man City or wolves!

Man united play boring football but manage to win, so do Chelsea .

Football is a results business, it’s about winning

Only my opinion guys before I get slandered.

9.) 17 Apr 2018 05:09:50
Xia loves Jose and Jose has spoken of villa in high regard so who knows for that 3rd stage when his time at man u is up. Saying that with Mendes being involved at wolves they would also be a possibility.

10.) 17 Apr 2018 13:47:56
Ken, I have to agree with most of what you and Hoeful have said, and I think everyone on this thread have made some good points.
As you all know I have serious reservations about the ability Bruce has, not keen on his style of football at all, but that is for another day, I have never called for his head and he has earned his chance.
Time will tell, and fingers crossed for the playoffs.

11.) 17 Apr 2018 15:51:45
Everyone has an opinion Dave and we are all entitled to one as that’s the democracy we live in .

Personally I would much prefer to watch attractive football, than what certain teams play (us included at times )

However winning should be the first and foremost concern for any team / business . I will use the word business as that is exactly what football has now become.

I would like villa back in the premier league and challenging for honours . Would I accept Bruce in charge winning games and challenging playing 💩 football ovcourse I would .

After all that’s exactly what both Chelsea and Leicester played whilst winning the titles in recent years.

12.) 17 Apr 2018 16:09:48
Tell me about it Ken, I have been a campaigner for freedom of opinions on hear for ages.
And yes, I would also accept the man (Bruce) and his style of play if, and I say if, it kept us in the prem and in the hunt for honours.
But I just can`t see that happening somehow, still never say never.
I would hold my hand very high if I am wrong.




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01 Jun 2018 23:45:43
Big Sam finished in a position that would be the envy of many, fans paid there money and had there say, Moyes kept West ham in the league and the fans paid there money and had there say. Three years in the championship and fans are accepting Bruce's failure. The mind boggles!




16 Apr 2018 20:10:57
Based on their last posts it looks like we have lost a couple of the most avid posters, this is sad as their passion was obvious. Sadly they did not suffer fools gladly and some of their comments and personal criticisms went beyond acceptable at times. Moving on I for one am happy for people to strongly disagree with my views, that's right and proper, what I can stand is the personal stuff. I have read some very wide words from old villain and villadave.

Perhaps we can have the banter we all like tempered with people's strongly held views. I like others have been contemplating giving up however I love my club and enjoy the debate with passionate fans even when they are diametrically opposed to mine. I hope we are discussing the millions we need and who we trust spending it as this will mean we have been promoted. VTID.


1.) 17 Apr 2018 14:05:46
Thank you for the mention Hopeful, I echo your thoughts mate.
I am also happy and accept any disagreement to my posts, that's fine.
I notice you have two disagree`s hopeful, who are they, hiding behind a number again, it makes me laugh.
I wish I had the money to spend lol.



07 Apr 2018 18:37:40
Our failings are down to one man and it will never improve until we have some one with tactical nouse.


1.) 07 Apr 2018 19:27:36
Who would that be? Harry redknapp? #bluenose.

2.) 07 Apr 2018 19:39:48
You may well be right hopeful.

3.) 07 Apr 2018 20:20:24
Monks turned it round for your lot mate, forget the past you should stay up.



31 Mar 2018 19:30:02
Preston Bolton QPR Hull INBWT.


1.) 31 Mar 2018 22:47:32
We do. You don’t.



17 Mar 2018 19:49:39
A few more like that and we could be in trouble, Bruce lacks the tactical nouse to change things. We are too predictable and every team we play till the end of the season will be aware of the way we play, QPR Preston and Bolton have proved this. In Bruce We Trust brigade will eventually see this. I want to go to Wembley in the play off finals sadly I think Bruce may make this impossible.


1.) 17 Mar 2018 19:57:37
Jesus I bet you had your hands rubbing together this week so you could beat this drum again. What a ‘fan’ you are. silent for months, lose two games and there you are.
Yawn yawn.

2.) 17 Mar 2018 20:26:08
People like you make me so angry your boring and predictable Hopeful your not a fan nor a supporter but a double of Victor Meldrew.

{Ed033's Note - Were you Mr. Angry on the Steve Wright in the afternoon show on Radio One?

3.) 17 Mar 2018 20:43:18
Boring, predictable I think you must be referring to Bruce, consistent is the tag you should level at me, check the agree box I am not on my own.

4.) 17 Mar 2018 20:58:01
You haven’t posted in months, you thrive of villa failing because of your dislike for the manager. The players could go out there and take a dump on the half way line and refuse to play and you would blame Bruce. Your boring, embarrassing and not a real ‘fan’ in any sense of the word.

5.) 17 Mar 2018 22:01:02
You are dead right right, consistent is your thing, one drum, and you have beat it consistently in all you say. ’yawn yawn’
So consistent the last time you posted was last year, 27th December.

And yes the agrees are certainly clicking, straight after a loss when FANS emotions are high. However there is nearly as many disagrees.

A fan supports their club, follows their club, stands together with fellow supporters. Ask yourself fellow ‘fan’ how many of these you can say yes to.
Thank you for making this result close to bearable.

6.) 18 Mar 2018 09:45:17
Hmmm, it seems that after a good nights sleep emotions have calmed down and your disagrees out weigh your agrees. I’m one of the worst for coming on here after a defeat and arguing on emotion, however I can always see the clear thrill you get out of Villa winning. How can you explain not posting since the last time we had a bad spell in December? How can you explain every single one of your messages being negative? If you don’t enjoy the success but love the down fall and thrive off it then I hate to break it to you but you aren’t a “fan” of Aston Villa.




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27 Dec 2017 16:58:41
ChrisAVFC your loyalty is honourable, however I feel if he fails as you mention against Middlesboro you like others will want to give him one final chance. He has had enough time and chances, now is the time for change, no more chances. We are one of the poorest sides to watch nothing is improving, in fact it is getting worse. Other clubs have recently acted decisively we must do the same and it needs doing now. Doctor T needs to hear this clearly and act now, no more second (third, fourth, fifth. ) chances.




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25 Dec 2017 00:58:49
You know contrary to what you may think i would love to be wrong and will take not one jot of satisfaction to be proved right but just look at what is being served up, this current team and manager will not give us what we deserve and think deep down most of us know this. You are a positive and loyal fan just like I was, it's all been knocked out of me, believe me it's because I cared too much in the past that has made me so cynical.




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24 Dec 2017 12:00:13
Realism not pessimism, when facts finally play out we will see who is right, know where my money us.




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23 Dec 2017 22:09:35
My sentiments exactly listening to blind faith.




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23 Dec 2017 19:31:46
Have told you so consistently not just when there is a snif, constant mediocrity will amount to mid table and current form clearly demonstrates this.





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25 Apr 2018 23:28:49
Theoldvillain admire your positivity and would love to agree however as the blues are near enough safe they woulf if needed make sure Fulham went up not us, they have the Fulham shirts at the ready just in case.




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25 Apr 2018 23:24:26
I understand now that it looks like small heath are pretty much safe, they have Fulham shirts on standby for the final game, they remember blackburn last year, so there is no way can top Fulham. Let's get ready for the playoffs and make sure we protect our top assets for the vital playoff games.




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15 Apr 2018 20:25:34
What relationships do the Edds have with Flackie and CAVFC?




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08 Apr 2018 20:30:55
Tthe recent views of mainbob, WTW oldvillian villadave. All practical passionate and relevant views most pointing to the shortcomings of the manager. If Bruce has the tactical nouse he would have shown this by now, as things are not improving things must change in order that we can get back to our rightful place. This is the message I have posted all season and I don't think things will change.




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01 Apr 2018 12:11:46
Don't agree with Chris and you are are bluenose, dollies out. Blue noses never went to Moscow or Rotterdam I did, did you?