22 Jun 2022 07:58:00
I notice that the well respected international football expert Jamie O'Hara ( who?) thinks that Arsenal should not pursue their alleged link to Ollie Watkins because he thinks that Arsenal are in his words a vut above Villa. I bet he did not think that when Ollie was ripping their defence a new one when we won 3-0 at the library. Unfortunately Jamie does not have a brain to engage before he opens the chasm that passes for his mouth.

1.) 22 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022 19:49:04
But arsenal are a cut above us, to believe otherwise is delusional.

2.) 22 Jun 2022
22 Jun 2022 21:56:41
I don't think Arsenal will be interested in Ollie, for the simple reason he is not a top six striker, there were spells towards the end of the season where he would have been on the bench if we had a striker good enough to challenge him, Ings is not that player to keep him out. I just hope we sign a quality striker, otherwise i think our season will be similar to last. Just remember how we dominated Spurs and fired blanks for 45. minutes with our current strike force.

3.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 15:25:52
I get what your saying Scotty but the $64000 dollar question is who? I don’t see anyone in the premiership who is likely to be available and want to join us who fits the bill, in terms of those linked Morelos isn’t good enough in my opinion and has significant disciplinary issues, Suarez is passed his best which means we need to look abroad. Personally I have long championed Patrick Schick from Leverkusen scores goals for fun in the Bundesliga and at international level but even so he’s untested at premiership level and would represent a significant risk given the size of the fee we would likely need to pay, my only other suggestion would be Tammy Abraham but I am not sure Roma would sell and I am not sure the ratio of goals scored against chances created is that good in the premiership so the whole thing is a bit of a conundrum I fear.

4.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 18:27:29
Loti, i don't have the answer like you, just know we need to find someone to push ollie and support him, i agree who?

5.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 18:46:52
Tammy! £30 million plus Dougie?

6.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 20:52:07
Not saying you guys are thinking this (it’s a general ‘Villa’ mentality)but we need a finisher, not someone you like personally, would let them date your sister, but scores 10ish goals a season, that we can sell on for a profit? With the exception of Kamara, the players we have bought, including Digne, will never make us a profit because of their age which leads me to think age makes no difference to Stevie G. We don’t need a hard working tracks back No9, we need an assassin that lives to score goals, if they do track back then that’s a bonus. Suarez ticks that box, Morelos too, but if I had the choice, do what we should’ve done 2 years ago, buy Mitrovic


7.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 21:03:50
Just had a look around the rumours sites, that Barbosa from Flamengo looks like he fits the bill ??‍♂️


8.) 23 Jun 2022
23 Jun 2022 21:54:58
Ally, I like Mitrovic and I agree with you that a couple of years ago he would have been an astute signing, but that was when we played with wingers and we got quality balls into the box,Gerrard doesn’t play that way and so I don’t think Mitrovic is the answer. There’s an argument to be had over Suarez but from what I have seen recently he isn’t the poacher he once was and as for Morelos we would spend too many games with only 10 players on the pitch when the game finished.