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11 Oct 2020 12:55:49
Benrahma close to West Ham move according to reports. Deal close to £30m! Fairplay to him. Deserves opportunity in Prem. Just wonder whether we'd have been better with him rather than Traore? Only time will tell on that.


1.) 11 Oct 2020 15:40:37
I don't think Deano rates him that highly. We've been linked with Benrama for long time now, and it surely would have happened by now if DS really wanted him.

2.) 11 Oct 2020 16:33:02
I also wonder if the protracted negotiations with Brentford for Watkins has put us off a bit.

To be honest, if am not sure where we would find a space up front now. Barkley’s arrival in midfield pretty much leads to Grealish staying out left. With two/ three options available down the right, only back up vacancies to strengthen cover for Grealish and Watkins appear to be left.

3.) 12 Oct 2020 09:19:22
I'm absolutely gutted he we haven't got him - I don't rate Traore and King much at all, it was Benrahma for me all the way. Delighted to see him given the opportunity in the Prem.

I would also be absolutely delighted to be wrong about Traore :D.

4.) 12 Oct 2020 12:05:49
Traore, by all accounts, was a Lange pick.

He does offer versatility, having played centre foward a fair bit and achieving a 1 in 3 goal scoring record. However, I am not sure of his true merit either. Perhaps a review come Christmas?

5.) 12 Oct 2020 12:50:07
Give the kid a chance to settle 1st don't forget the French league was cancelled due to C.V., so therefore he may be a little behind regarding match fitness/ sharpness. I for one feel he's a good signing and played at a decent level.

6.) 12 Oct 2020 14:14:02
Oh yes, definitely give him a chance. Some players blossom when the time is right and maybe this is his time now.

7.) 12 Oct 2020 23:37:56
Trez for me all day.

8.) 12 Oct 2020 23:42:31
You guys are mad, traore looks amazing to med that goal he scored in the cup wow. And if your judging him against stoke he can't do it on his own that team was set up to play the reserves who lost on purpose because they are angry about not being 1st teams. Traore is top class.

9.) 14 Oct 2020 16:19:04
Benrahma largely plays off the left hand side. and cannot cover CF. At half the price, Traore better fills the gap in our squad for a genuine left-footed attacker. He’s just scored in both of his international appearances, and the flashes he’s shown in his league cameos suggest there’s a real talent there.

With Barkley taking the more central role some of us thought Jack might play. Jack looks set to mainly play left side and drifting in, which is where Benrahma would best fit. So I just don’t think there’s a role for him in our strongest 11. He’d provide excellent depth, and an upgrade on AEG. but £30m is a lot for a squad player.

King might offer better value if he could be signed for £15m, and he’s a more versatile option imo.

10.) 14 Oct 2020 21:11:23
I think you are right Ant, insofar as King fits our currents needs. I can’t see West Ham picking King up if Benrahma’s signature is secured. All recent reports suggest funds were tight at the Hammers, but moving Anderson out on loan might have eased things a little.

The other player I still wonder that might interest Smith is Buendia. If there is movement, probably with Lansbury moving to the Championship, I just wonder if an eleventh hour bid might be made for the Norwich man?



05 Oct 2020 08:45:58
Rashica transfer look8bg unlikely according to reports.


1.) 05 Oct 2020 09:29:24
Smith said after the game, not happening.

2.) 05 Oct 2020 10:11:02
Good, leave him where he is.

3.) 05 Oct 2020 10:35:23
The one thing I will say about this Rashica move is what I said about the Barkley move Purslow at the start of last week said no more incomings few days later Barkley arrives. So even though smith said No don’t be surprised if we do end up doing some business not saying it be Rashica but I think something will happen.

4.) 05 Oct 2020 10:39:20
Back up striker, need to keep our championship striker on his toes 😉


5.) 05 Oct 2020 11:26:16
Think we need to move players on first if any more are to come in. Wouldn't be surprised to see a late move for benrahma if we make space in the squad. But ideally I'd like back up defenders for mings/ konsa and targett.

6.) 05 Oct 2020 13:36:16
We still have till the 16th to sign players from English sides. So no rush for benrahma, rashica for me is a better player. But looking very unlikely to see him in the claret and blue of villa.

7.) 05 Oct 2020 16:26:37
Some of the most credible journalists out there are pushing the Rashica to Villa story. Really stepped up again the last couple of days. And Smith didn’t say ‘no’. he said he didn’t know if there’d be more incomings, but they are working hard on outgoings. Watch this space. After last night it’s easy to say we don’t need a player like Rashica. Where would he play etc. But our bench isn’t strong enough and we don’t want to be stuck with injuries and no options like last year.

8.) 05 Oct 2020 16:27:03
The rumour on Rashika is still kicking around from various sources. I've just been on flightradar24 and was getting quite excited tracking a private jet coming in from Bremen. Sadly it looks to be heading for somewhere in the south-east.

9.) 05 Oct 2020 17:39:26
Raschica apparently signed for Bayer Leverkusen.

10.) 05 Oct 2020 18:03:17
That’s what Bham Mail are saying.

11.) 05 Oct 2020 18:11:47
Right guys we move on then, the lad seems to have got what he wanted.

12.) 05 Oct 2020 18:16:11
Obviously giving liverpool an ass whuppin and being 2nd is below him 😂😂😂.

13.) 05 Oct 2020 18:39:41
Personally I think we moved on from him a while ago.
All the links with him were caused by his club and agent trying to get a good deal on him.

14.) 05 Oct 2020 18:55:31
You could be right there Aka.

15.) 05 Oct 2020 19:02:47
Raschica deal to Leverwotever has fell through in the past few minutes


16.) 05 Oct 2020 19:38:43
Surprise Surprise.

17.) 05 Oct 2020 20:03:22
Smith told reporters last night specifically we weren’t one of the teams in for Rashica. Now his move has fell through last minute maybe his agent will come running with lowered demands looking for a move, however as of last night it wasn’t on the table. Percy, Nixon, Evans, Preece - non of the usual suspects have said a peep, think this has just been false hype on the deadest of deadline days.

18.) 05 Oct 2020 20:24:14
If he comes crawling on all fours he should be told to bugger off we don’t need or want him.



11 Aug 2020 22:15:50
Please don't tell me we're linked with more championship players. Natty Cash! Come on we need to be aiming a little higher than that. Don't want Joe Lolley either. Ollie Watkins is untried in Prem and would be a huge gamble at £25m+.
I know some on here will quote Vardy but he's 1 in a thousand and didn't cost Leicester anywhere near what Brentford want for Watkins.
I'm afraid we need a bit of luck where signings are concerned. Someone who will cost 10 - 15m and will out perform all expectations. A 1 in a thousand signing.


1.) 12 Aug 2020 19:00:47
AC Milan bid for Matty cash last summer, surely your not judging a player by the league they are in or how much they will cost? Where did McGinn come from?

2.) 13 Aug 2020 11:46:52
Judging by our record in recent years it seems to me the value for money option has worked out better. McGinn was one such player. What about the others though? Trezeguet? Nakamba? Targett (hardly a bargain though) .
If I knew how to sign and then coach a winning team I wouldn't be here posting.
£140m spent last year and what do we have to show for it? Prem survival, just.



31 Jan 2020 18:28:33
Borja Baston!
Can't say I know anything about this fella but I cannot believe this is anything but a last minute panic buy. If true and he signs I hope he is a success but really, Borja Baston!


1.) 31 Jan 2020 18:50:14
He is on the way to Villa Park for a medical.

2.) 31 Jan 2020 18:57:10
All in all it’s a pathetic jan window
Makes it worse is when teams like Sheffield Utd are spending 22 million on a quality young player and West Ham 20 million on Bowen who’s class.

We get Samatta and baston.
Our recruitment team / scouts are s##t.

3.) 31 Jan 2020 19:02:41
If he does the business Johhny, I don`t care if he is a panic buy, or a buy one get one free buy.
He will do for me, I am optimistic and you never know he could be a gem.
I have no doubt the knockers will be getting ready.

4.) 31 Jan 2020 19:13:56
You need to chill Malc.
Are you a pessimist mate, because you are complaining without evidence.

5.) 31 Jan 2020 19:19:31
Apparently Suso knew him from his early days. We'll see. Let's hope Suso has earned his money with this left field pick.
At least he's a striker and you never know, these things can come off.

6.) 31 Jan 2020 20:02:21
Prep for championship.

7.) 31 Jan 2020 20:13:38
Whatever happens with the rest of the season good or bad, Suso as sporting director has not in my opinion earned the significant salary he has taken. I would be very surprised if he is still with us next season.

8.) 31 Jan 2020 20:26:01
Villadave listen to what the Swansea fans are saying
“ a Spanish Connor Wickham”
You telling me that you are happy with our signings this window?
End of the day our recruitment has been shocking since the summer and the one factor that every relegated team has is poor recruitment.
£140 million on 12 plus signings averaging around 10 million per player in the premiership is piss poor.

9.) 31 Jan 2020 20:29:30
Dub. do you really have no faith in our side?

10.) 31 Jan 2020 20:49:22
Malc, no I am not over the moon with this latest signing nor Drinkwater, but Samatta I am very happy with him.
As far as what the Swansea fans think I don`t give a rats arse what they think.
If you are taking notice of what they thinking, well they think Swansea are better than Villa, how do you feel about that?

11.) 31 Jan 2020 20:53:22
No not really
End of the day if your players aren’t up to scratch then you deserve what you get.
What have the following teams all got in common?
Sheffield Utd
All have great recruitment and scouts

What do the following have in common
Aston Villa
West Ham
All have poor recruitment.

12.) 31 Jan 2020 20:55:49
You know, we shouldn't pre-judge, for all we know this could prove to be a master stroke. He had an excellent season with Eiber in la Liga a few seasons ago, scoring 18 goals in 36 matches.
It could be that he just didn't fit in with Swansea's style of play. He is described as being an excellent finisher but lacks pace.
On the face of it, it's underwhelming, I must admit I would have preferred Bowen, but hey, give him a chance, you just never know.

13.) 31 Jan 2020 21:19:30
Pointless debating any further Mate.
Again I reiterate, I will not judge until I have seen the product.
Not over one or two games or hear-say.

14.) 31 Jan 2020 21:23:57
Not the most inspiring signing in the world but he adds some cover up front and he’s free.

15.) 31 Jan 2020 21:24:54
Paperwork is complete, just medical to be done and he will be a Villa player. Personally I will be interested to see how he gets on. If he scores or creates a few goals and gains us a few more points then I will be happy.

16.) 31 Jan 2020 21:27:22
Damn right mate it is what it is yes we're a big club by history and other stuff but at the moment we're not we are a new prem team and have to build again by staying in this league and being competitive every season then we will get back to where we all should be pushing for top7 only if we get our scouting right.

17.) 31 Jan 2020 21:28:52
Thought I was on my own Mark, well said mate.

18.) 01 Feb 2020 02:12:12
This Baston has a poor record over the last 5yrs so I’m not impressed at all.
Struggled in the championship and already failed in the prem after Swansea paid big money for him.

Easy to say give him a chance but we can afford to take chances on players like him.
This Suso was supposed to have the contacts and pulling power to get good pedigree footballers into the club.
that isn’t happening so what’s the point of him being there!? I could have called Swansea and offered them a tenner and they’d have ripped my hands off for him.

Absolutely mugged off!

19.) 01 Feb 2020 10:26:24
You are entitled to your opinion Shane, but that is rubbish mate.
Ian Wright, Klose, And Drogba were producing the same sort of form until they were given a chance.

20.) 01 Feb 2020 14:03:17
Peter Withe springs to mind as well. He wasn't a big achiever when Cloughie signed him, when he was 25. I dare say there were more than a few Forest fans who raised their eyebrows and were underwhelmed at the time.
2 league titles and 2 European cups later, I wonder how many Forest fans were critical of him signing Withe then.

21.) 01 Feb 2020 16:58:44
I'd also like to point out that he is a free transfer so that officially makes Suso an infinitely better negotiator than Shane who'd have paid a transfer fee.
Extrapolation means we've probably saved around £1billion having Suso in charge rather than Shane. Good business if you ask me.

22.) 02 Feb 2020 06:03:25
Yeah call me out on the tenner comment that’s a great way to win the debate lol

Wright Klose scored goals everywhere they went so I don’t quite get what you’re saying?
Football now isn’t like the 70s-80s- 90s where clubs could go sign a ‘nobody’ or an untested player from non league football or from a poorer club an turn him in to a star. Just doesn’t happen nowadays.
Bastón is not a Vardy/ Wright. He has had 5yrs of doing absolutely tosh, chance after chance! Failed! where’s the positivity coming from? He’s proven to be useless for 5yrs lol.
Swansea have been desperate to get rid of him for all of them 5yrs, loaning him out and eventually giving him a free transfer. How are all them facts not giving you lot any cause for concern. Unbelievable! Dreamers!

23.) 02 Feb 2020 11:19:43
Chill Shane chill, no need to worry mate.
I had a premonition last night.
It's the last game of the season and we need 3 points to stay up, right. It's 0-0 with 5 minutes to go.
In desperation Deano throws Baston on.
Minutes later Jack tries his luck from outside the box. It looks like it's going wide but it hits Baston on the backside, sends the keeper the wrong way and ends up the wrong way. Villa stay in the premier league. lol.

24.) 02 Feb 2020 11:55:34
Sorry, I meant to say the ball hits Batson on the backside sends the keeper the wrong way and the ball ends up in the back of the net .
Too much red wine . lol.




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04 Apr 2021 17:52:52
Shocking. No other word for it. Mistakes are creeping back in.




04 Apr 2021 17:21:24
Referee has been far too fussy, for both teams liking.
Whistling for every physical contact.




21 Mar 2021 21:58:52
Smith looked and sounded like a worried man. He should be. This kind of form we won't win another game.
What did he say, "Jack will be back 1st game after the break".
We'd all better hope he is.


1.) 21 Mar 2021 22:09:31
Why should he be worried? that's the beauty of being on 41 points after 28 games. You don't need to worry. We aren't going down and even if we lose every game from now until the end of the season the board won't sack him. he's not worried at all. Grealish will be back, we will beat Fulham and the world is rosey again. People on here writing all the negativity will then be singing deanos praises again.

2.) 22 Mar 2021 09:11:09
Sorry rich but what happens after this season.? No quality players will want to join to play this rubbish for a stubborn manager who can’t tweak a system like any decent manager can.

3.) 22 Mar 2021 14:12:19
Its not bad football is it. We are just lacking in the final third. We are missing 1 of the best creative players in Europe, every side would. We will strengthen again in tbe summer and will have more quality to come in and cover injury. Rome wasn't built in a day. Under lambert and Bruce we played bad negative football. Smith is a breath of fresh air with the way be plays. He comes out and speaks the truth. i'm sure we could attract good players. Not ronaldo and messi which i think some people on here think we have a chance of getting.

4.) 22 Mar 2021 18:05:53
It was great football before Xmas rich that was a breath of fresh air but the last 10 games is very negative, countless back passes and constantly giving the ball away, good football has an end product in my book and for the last 2 months or more we have had very little goals.



12 Mar 2021 22:22:59
Can't see us winning another game based on the last 3 performances.
Gutless, toothless, clueless, Grealishless.
Players should be disgusted with their woeful displays (Konsa, Mings and Martinez apart) .
Big shakeup in the summer.




07 Mar 2021 15:51:00
Given that when we signed Barkley on loan we were also interested in his teammate, Loftus-Cheek, does anyone now think we have made the wrong decision?
Loftus-Cheek instrumental in Fulham's change in form whereas Barkley appears abject, unfit, bereft of any ideas and is clearly part of our current problems when he's on the pitch.


{Ed014's Note - Barkley is over hyped garbage! No idea why you bothered with, has literally done nothing forever!

1.) 07 Mar 2021 17:41:35
He was good when he came but he’s a shadow of that now, my brother in law is mad Chelsea fan he said he has 1 good game in 4 at best. lots of bad players in the premier league at the moment take willian Jose yesterday did he even touch the ball the whole time he was on the pitch, compare him to what Ollie done yesterday and I find myself thankful of the players we signed permanently this year.

2.) 07 Mar 2021 18:18:42
Wolves in peace. You have a bargain in Watkins, lively, very awkward, knows where the goal is, unlucky yesterday. We should have done you late on.

3.) 07 Mar 2021 18:25:12
You should have to be fair but should of being 2 nil at half time, probably evened itself out, best of luck going forward👍.

4.) 07 Mar 2021 18:44:29
It’s such a weird one with Barkley, looking at his running stats earlier, he’s top 2 nearly every game for miles covered etc, but he has no effect. He looks uninterested but his stats show the opposite, I think he’s just severely out of form, and potentially very over rated. We saw some of his performances for us have been brilliant, but maybe that’s the best there is, and he can’t do it week in week out. Even say the Leicester game, he was largely a passenger, but his one moment of magic got us the win. But if we can rely on that at least every other game, at a minimum, then what’s the point having him in the squad.

Plus he doesn’t fit in at Villa, he actually uses both feet😂.

5.) 07 Mar 2021 18:57:09
Hear Hear Ed, said it weeks ago, he is a bad apple and part of the reason for our decline in form, no question.

6.) 07 Mar 2021 23:00:45
I don’t get how all these pundits are saying what a bargain he is for 35 million. are they blind or just trying to encourage us to make fools of ourselves.

7.) 07 Mar 2021 18:17:13
I think we can all see what Barkley is now. This was last chance saloon for him and he's blown it.

8.) 08 Mar 2021 08:32:33
To be honest whatattack I haven’t seen any pundits talking about him being a bargain or anything along them lines.

Alex Scott ripped him a new one the other week, she had obviously done her research and spoke about how frustrated the fans are getting with him and how despite Smith giving him ample opportunity he just isn’t taking it.

It would take something seriously special from the rest of the season for us to be interested.

9.) 08 Mar 2021 09:16:10
Just yesterday read an article from frank McAvennie, 35 million bargain was the headline it’s on news now, read another of the same ilk from a different bloke who I can’t remember his name in mid week. hence my post lol.

10.) 08 Mar 2021 11:55:31
I had to stop using that news now mate, some of the stuff that’s on there is decent but the majority is garbage.

11.) 08 Mar 2021 19:42:00
Agree it’s mostly bs but it’s the main source for villa news so we got to sieve through it to find the relevant stuff. are there other sites like it that I don’t know about? In relation to villa of coarse.

{Ed001's Note - try searching for news aggregators. That is all it is and it would rather have clickbait sites in its feed than quality news sites, so it has to be worth looking for one that chooses quality over spamming people in the hope of making money.}

12.) 08 Mar 2021 21:00:44
When I realised how bad news now was I did find a decent app, you selected what team you wanted and went from there. Best thing was they always included the author in the headline. Got a new phone and haven’t been able to find it since.




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07 Feb 2021 21:25:36
Reports stating Chelski want £40m.
No thank you not at that price. £20m sounds more realistic.
To be honest he has more average games than very good ones and that isn't worth forking out £40m imo.




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26 Jan 2021 18:54:42
Given his performance last weekend I'd be disappointed if he did leave but then again if we got decent money it would soften the blow.
Hope he stays and shows same qualities as Saturday.




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23 Jan 2021 12:55:22
He was named in their match day squad today but guess he won't feature now.
Good business.
Where does that leave Ramsey? Send him out on loan to Championship?
We've got 8 or 9 players ahead of him in now so can't see much point keeping him for rest of this season. Pity I rate the kid.




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20 Dec 2020 12:14:27
Can't afford sick note passengers. You're spot on. On his day he is world class but his fitness record isn't great.




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04 Oct 2020 18:59:31
If we signed Rashica I think we would play 3 in midfield. Luiz, Mcginn and Barkley. Grealish wide, Rashica would play same as Grealish but opposite flank. Watkins up front. I think Traore and Trezeguet would be on the bench or not depending on performances.
Anyway we're getting ahead of ourselves. Not signed him (or Benrahma) yet.





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09 Apr 2021 19:33:22
You're a bit touchy aren't you!
I was merely suggesting their coaching team would be worth a look.
Jeez, get back in your box.




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09 Apr 2021 17:45:48
What about Brighton's coaching team too?




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22 Mar 2021 09:37:02
Chris are you serious about Davis? The guy will never be a Premier league footballer. He may have stood out last night but that was as much to with the mediocrity around him on the night. He has one good 10 minute showing and you're advocating playing him alongside or even in place of Watkins?
Bring back Andy Lochhead!




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21 Mar 2021 21:34:45
I've been banging on about this all season. Made the same mistake last season. One striker.




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21 Mar 2021 21:32:54
Yep, the parallels are worrying.