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Team: Aston Villa

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Favourite player: Brian Little

Best team moment: Beating Man Utd in League Cup Final

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07 Apr 2021 13:32:50
Lots of speculation about who we should sign but with enough points in the bag now to avoid relegation I would like to see some of our promising youngsters given a chance before our owners splash the cash
There are some really talented players in our under 23’s who just need the opportunity to perform at Premier League level
Undoubtedly some will sink and some will swim but we will never know unless they are given a platform to perform on.
Then Dean Smith can decide if any of them are ready and maybe redirect transfer funds to specific targets
Just a thought.

1.) 07 Apr 2021 13:45:48
Big Tone, you are echoing what many of us have been saying on here for months mate, very pleased you feel the same mate.
Unfortunately the Management don`t seem to feel the same, as you say now we are safe, there is no better time than the present, to give our more promising youngsters some valuable first team minutes.

2.) 07 Apr 2021 21:39:16
I'm really looking forward to this window and next season, it's been a long, long time since we were in such a strong position. Financially we are stable and owned by two billionaires who appear to know what they are doing and know exactly what they want and are willing to back that with hard cash.

We have a good manager in Smith who has taken the club forward every season he has been here and if fans are willing to be a little more patient then we will have the strength in depth to compete at the highest level, we are short of that at the moment but this window will address a couple of those short falls although probably not all.

We are also a club going forward that mean business and we have shown that by holding on to our top stars, players from other clubs would also of noted this with gives us a much stronger hand in the transfer market, we are now an attractive club to join.

It is a great time to be a Villa fan and it's a relief to see the club finally being run in the right manner, hold on to your hats Villans we are in for a crazy ride but remember it won't all happen at once and there will still be ups and downs, but stay patient and support your players, club and manager and I promise you will have the ride of your life, glory days are just around the corner my friends. UTV


3.) 08 Apr 2021 09:10:54
I do like to read a bit of positivity Biggles, well said indeed. As Dave said BigToneAV, a few of us on here have been advocating trying the youngsters out between now and the end of the season. I think it would keep the regulars on their toes and help keep a high tempo on the pitch as well. It would be a shame if the season just fizzled out without trying something different. Nice to know there’s somebody else on board with the same view. 👍.

4.) 08 Apr 2021 10:14:35
The old saying goes if your good enough your old enough and I truly believe that. Take Ramsey for instance changed the dynamics of the game when he came on on Sunday along with DaviesBut what does Deano do? Play a couple of youngsters and see how they get on? Or does he stick with the favoured? Either way he is flummoxed risk our slight Euro Hope's or does he go for broke? . Its a catch 22 situation I'm glad I'm not in the hot seat as he's the one getting paid to make these difficult decisions. Me personally I'd play 2 up top on Sunday and have Barry on the bench.

5.) 08 Apr 2021 21:45:14
I agree about the youngsters, nothing to lose this season. I personally would like to see young Barry feature up front with Ollie against Liverpool, he has already scored against them once and shown his ability so it would put the fear of god into them, also creating more space for Ollie.

Some of the youngsters may be ready for the challenge and others not, but either way the club have a very bright future and it won't be long before we have a constant influx of top class young stars breaking into the first team. UTV 👍👍.

6.) 08 Apr 2021 22:13:45
Like your thinking Biggles, I just hope the people that matter at VP, take the time and have a look around the forums.

7.) 09 Apr 2021 08:41:48
Biggles you're far too optimistic mate 👍🤣🤣🤣🤣 love your thinking and positivity 😁 a refreshing change from the Dad's Army "we're doomed, doomed i tell ya "🤣🤣🤣🤣.




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12 Sep 2021 14:47:25
Was relatively pleased with our performance yesterday although the result was disappointing
Got the feeling that this squad will produce more good days than bad in the weeks to come
Ramsey opened my eyes as to just how good a player he really is
Yes there were mistakes made by others but overall I enjoyed the game
Some exciting pieces of skill from Bailey, Bert looking sublime at times and Ollie’s determination and desire to score goals give us so much to look forward to in the coming weeks
Add to that the return of our Argentinian duo
and we Villans have plenty of good days ahead.

1.) 12 Sep 2021 14:58:29
Good summary big Tone! I was impressed with Ramsey too!

2.) 12 Sep 2021 15:50:02
Don’t know how this will work but a proper midfield 3 like we had yesterday got the best out of McGinn and Ramsey, Ramsey had to go off because the ref was itching to send 1 of our players off being on a booking already, what do we do now? 4-3-3? 3-5-2? In a 3-5-2 are we going to play Bailey left wing back and god help us El Ghazi at right wing back to accommodate Ings and Watkins up top? IMO 4-3-3, same midfield 3 as yesterday and Watkins left, Ings middle, Bailey right, even though that’d be my 1st choice line up, there’s a lot of talent knocking on the door to break into that team, we’ve got a good squad there fellas, I can’t even find a starting spot for our record signing, never mind Traore, Carney, Sanson, El Ghazi etc. good times ahead of if the team spirit is good and no sulking if they’re on the bench




25 Aug 2021 16:41:33
Really pleased with the win against Barrow
Well done to all concerned
Only sour note for me were both involving Anwar El Ghazi
The pannenka penalty was showboating and his shushing actions towards the Barrow crowd after his second goal lacked humility
This wasn’t against Barcelona or Bayern but lowly Barrow
Yes you are a decent footballer Anwar but please show some sportsmanship and respect for those who have not been blessed with the level of talent that you have.

1.) 25 Aug 2021 17:37:24
What were barrow fans chanting? I couldn't hear it properly but something related to Grealish?

Can you blame him after that?
It is like no matter what he does we are after him.
Be happy that he scored, let him celebrate the way he wants. He was handled disrespectfully when he disabled his twitter account, He has come a long way after that.

2.) 25 Aug 2021 18:07:26
They were chanting, he left because your rubbish, pretty standard and we’ll hear it week in week out, just banter, nothing personal to el Ghazi either.

3.) 25 Aug 2021 18:14:23
No idea what the fans were throwing at him but absolutely no problem with the player giving a little back. not exactly the most offensive gesture the 'shhh' opposition fans after a bit of banter. Someone also earlier referred to the fact that he was high fiving Barrow fans as he walked off, so all good. No story here other than his goals, assists and a Villa win.

4.) 25 Aug 2021 18:52:55
Thank you Chris for the details!

He susshed them up real good. Nice banter all around then.

5.) 25 Aug 2021 19:04:00
Let’s hope he has the same attitude when we’re playing someone our level👍.



04 Oct 2020 23:04:35
Remember last year when we beat Liverpool 5-1 in the League Cup and their fans said that was because we were playing their reserve side.
Fair point.
What's their excuse for tonight's trouncing?
Yes I am wallowing in the glory but there can be no excuses
Tonight Aston Villa to a man were brilliant.

1.) 05 Oct 2020 17:48:07
It was their reserve side, Mane was unavailable.
That man literally is an entire team in himself. I've always said to people that they could lose any player in their squad without issue but once he goes they are back to square one.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 22:24:33
Actually, it was 5-0 to Villa, and I totally agree with you on this point.



28 Sep 2020 13:11:14
Match day once again
They are coming round so quickly at the moment
We can all select our starting eleven and predict the score but one thing that I am certain about is that I am much more confident that our team has a better chance of winning
We are not ready to compete with the big boys yet but we are moving in the right direction
Hopefully relegation battles will become a distant memory
Well done to all that are involved in incoming transfers.



18 Sep 2020 08:54:06
Often there is a surprising transfer in or out of a club, one that takes fans by surprise.
Any suggestions regards the Villa?

1.) 18 Sep 2020 09:40:41
A lot of reporters as of last week were saying that Villas main target had still not made it to the press, and it was something we had been working on since the start of the window. So you may be on to something here.

Now for us to be working on something for so long and it progressing, tells me it must be a complex deal, maybe a player on high wages so we are trying to get a package that works for us, the player and their current club. Could potentially be Barkley, he’d fit that bill, and that’s only just hit the press. Interesting for sure.

2.) 18 Sep 2020 11:43:10
I recall a discussion I had with one of the Ed’s, 047, I think, a few weeks ago regarding the possibility of signing Barkley. He certainly didn’t rule it out, bearing in mind the size of the squad now, after all their recent acquisitions.
He would certainly have a much better chance of starting games if he was with us.
So who knows, there could be something in it, I’d certainly be more than happy to see him in our midfield Chris.

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4.) 18 Sep 2020 17:33:04
I presume if we are signing Barkley it’s on the basis that Jack plays wide left, Traore right, and Barkley through the middle? If I am honest I think Jack is better in the middle than out wide but if getting Barkley puts an end to the Rashica move then I can live with that .

5.) 18 Sep 2020 19:37:02
We need another defender with intelligence who can read the game and tackle like a mad bullock at mating time.
Single minded with a winning way.
Jack might be the captain fantastic but every leader needs an adviser.
Dominic Cummings is out of the question. He can't see anything!




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09 Apr 2021 11:40:07
Quite stunned that there should be any talk about replacing Dean Smith whether it be with Steven Gerrard or whoever
We all know that managers have a “shelf life “ but surely Dean has done enough to improve things to warrant more loyalty
Been a Villa fan long enough to realise that constantly changing the manager very seldom has long term benefits
Naturally there will come the time when we change our manager but surely not yet
We are moving forward at present and things are looking more positive than they have for a number of years
We need to be patient and stop expecting to achieve great things overnight.




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14 May 2021 12:47:52
Bravo Daz👏👏
The most honest and insightful piece that I have ever read as regards Mental Health struggles
So glad that you are emerging from it and a big thanks to all of those who continue to support you.



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30 Apr 2021 14:49:31
Oh dear it seems that some feathers have been ruffled today
I know that some people take exception to certain comments but I actually find great relief in the fact people come onto this forum to share their views
Some views I agree with and some I do not but I respect everybody’s right to have an opinion
Keep posting everybody
I thoroughly enjoy it.



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25 Apr 2021 11:12:50
Good call that Odessa
Like to see Chuckenweka involved at some stage too even if it’s only a 20 minute cameo as a sub.
Really need to phase in some of these youngsters before they get disheartened.



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23 Sep 2020 12:57:45
And so say all of us - well nearly all of us.