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27 Aug 2021 19:57:05
Now Utd have signed Ronaldo does that mean lingard is surplus to requirements?


{Ed002's Note - Lingard may well be available.}

1.) 28 Aug 2021 17:12:12
I think he would be a stellar signing, get it done Deano.



16 Aug 2021 19:19:46
Quick question for markdavfrance

Being our resident french football expert how good is the boy sarr from Metz?

We were linked with him but now the big boys are circling . available for 40;million

Worth the money?


1.) 16 Aug 2021 20:33:20
He’s good Smithy, a young Pogbaesque type, but 40 million is far too much IMO. Proving ones self in the French Ligue 1 is one thing, being able to cut it in the Premier league is another. It’s still early days for Sarr, but he is talented yes. The work permit issue could mean paying over the odds to get round it apparently but for 40 million I think there are probably better options out there.

2.) 16 Aug 2021 21:11:40
What I can see happening with this 1 is someone will buy him at a price less than that £40M and loan him back to Metz, by the end of the season he might have played enough international games to make a difference for the work permit, I’d say that rules us out as our need is for a DM here and now but who knows if we ship out a few players and see it as a long term investment 🤷🏼‍♂️




08 Aug 2021 09:36:50
See that were linked with the Bournemouth winger this morning, hopefully it's just paper bs.
Surely we don't need another winger?


1.) 08 Aug 2021 11:20:37
I think we could do with one to be fair, Ings and Watkins compete centrally, Buendia and Bailey either side, with only El Ghazi and Traore to compete with them. Someone else of higher quality wouldn’t go amiss.

2.) 08 Aug 2021 11:31:07
Depends what system is adopted Chris.

He might opt for Watkins up top with ings dropping in the hole with buendia on the left and Bailey on the right.

3.) 08 Aug 2021 11:57:28
The more options the better but I think if we bring in another wide man it will mean au revoir for AEG. So the decision makers will need to be certain whoever it is, is a significant upgrade of Anwar. On his day he’s virtually unplayable, and may just find that consistency, if he gets another season. It’s a tough one with Anwar, I’m leaning towards keeping hold of him, I’m not convinced Danjuma would be better. If it were me, I would be concentrating our efforts on acquiring someone who can control the centre of the park, someone like JWP or Bissouma.

4.) 08 Aug 2021 13:34:08
I agree mdf I really hope it’s Bissouma or someone of that ilk but if we are going for an attacking option then we should try for Damsgaard that might be a difficult one to pull off as once clubs knew of his availability then I am sure some of the big boys from across Europe would be interested but worth a try non the less. I hope we don’t sign Cantwell not that he isn’t a decent player but he is not worth more than Buendia, I know clubs know we have money but £35 to £40 million for someone who is nowhere near the national squad is taking the p###.

5.) 08 Aug 2021 14:24:17
Yes, I understand Norwich have the option to extend Cantwell’s contract until June 2023, which is most likely why they’re asking so much. However if come the end of this season Cantwell still declines to sign a longer term contract, we may be able to get him for a lot less, particularly if Norwich do what they usually do and get relegated. That is of course if we’re still interested in him come next Summer.



23 Aug 2020 19:17:11
See we're linked with Trippier from Atletico Madrid now but surely left back is the side that needs sorting ASAP.


1.) 23 Aug 2020 19:29:02
I agree mate, Elmo has got another year in him to push Guilbert. Targett more or less knows he’s starting if he’s fit, needs someone to compete with!

2.) 23 Aug 2020 19:43:18
Maybe Smith is thinking of going with wing backs again? Targett is much better going forward than defending, and finding our dream winger for the price we want to pay is proving fruitless? Then again, there’s probably nothing in that rumour as it would be a huge backward step for Trippier to join the club we love, but as it’s on a rumours/ banter site, I respect the fact that you can post it 👍🏻


3.) 23 Aug 2020 20:43:29
Your knickers need untangling ally👍.

4.) 24 Aug 2020 06:55:18
Nice to know there is some female input on this site Ally, or should I say Allison. I wonder if there are any more🤷‍♂️
Chris, you’re not actually Christine are you? lol 😂.

5.) 24 Aug 2020 09:59:49
I’m neither male nor female, I’m gender fluid, wotever that means, I need someone ‘woke’ to explain it to me 🤷🏼‍♂️


6.) 24 Aug 2020 17:47:33
So Allyp do you support Villa or Villa reserves then? 👍👍.

7.) 24 Aug 2020 20:05:33
They’re called U23’s now Daz, replaced reserves maybe as the term affected their self esteem 👍🏻


8.) 24 Aug 2020 21:10:07
I'm old school Ally but I think your right about self esteem. Anyway the answer to your earlier question is it don't matter its what's inside that counts🥰🥰🥰.




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22 Sep 2021 22:07:27
Why not have Martinez on the bench just in case the game does go to penalties then bring him on?

If the games decided in 90 min then it's no risk.

Just think he could intimidate the penalty takers like he did for Argentina in that copa America shootout against Colombia.


1.) 23 Sep 2021 07:38:29
We’d already used all our subs trying to win the game, give youth a chance and replace injured players.



22 Sep 2021 21:55:35
Don't think I've ever seen a goalie move as early as Jed steer does on penalties.

Can't make it any easier for the penalty takers.


1.) 23 Sep 2021 08:08:39
He was useless in the shootout, may aswell have just stood by that left post for the most part.

Shame because he had a good game.



15 Sep 2021 16:06:07
These media rumours about Dean smith having the next 3 games to save his job ( Everton Man Utd and Tottenham) is absaloute bull.

Yes our owners are ambitious people but they are also seem very intelligent knowing it would always take a bit of time for the new players to adjust, new formations / tactics, coping without Jack.

Think they will assess things with more scrutiny once we can field our best 11 for a run of games and see what the results are then.

Think they will give smith till at least January but if we were in the bottom half then rightly so serious questions between owners, purslow and smith would have to be held.


1.) 15 Sep 2021 19:23:54
Poor finishing and defensive lapses will have to be sorted or Deano will probably be in trouble. There were some real positives on Saturday, unfortunately the same problems are there and have to be addressed.



14 Aug 2021 17:35:55
Think today's showing proves that el ghazi just isn't good enough . if a half decent offer comes in. take the money.


1.) 14 Aug 2021 17:42:37
What’s a half decent offer? Can’t see anyone offering more than 5 million for him.

2.) 14 Aug 2021 18:09:28
We paid 8 million so anywhere near that fee would jump at it.

3.) 14 Aug 2021 18:23:58
We concede 3 goals and El Ghazi ain't good enough.
Now tell me which defensive role does he play?

4.) 14 Aug 2021 18:50:08
That’s half the problem oldvillain…. he doesn’t track back and help any of the fullbacks…if your telling me on today’s performance from him that you were ok with that then you need your head testing.



13 Aug 2021 13:56:40
Prediction for tomorrow and where do you think we will finish in the table

Think 0-3 ings with 2 and Buendia

If we avoid major injuries then 7th place finish and carabo cup final prob against Man City.


1.) 13 Aug 2021 18:46:38
1-0 Ings to score, I reckon we could finish 3rd





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18 Aug 2021 18:34:09
Agree with you both

Try and get some money for hourihane, nakamba, even el ghazi

That might give us 20 million towards it.




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08 Aug 2021 11:31:07
Depends what system is adopted Chris.

He might opt for Watkins up top with ings dropping in the hole with buendia on the left and Bailey on the right.




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03 Aug 2021 18:49:56
There’s no way Tammy will come to villa to sit on the bench

I expect Spurs to go for him to replace Kane.




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04 Oct 2020 17:47:47
Apparently we’re in advanced talks now

Deal imminent.




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09 Sep 2020 22:03:28
Clement Grenier from rennes.





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16 Oct 2021 18:48:55
Paolo fonseca would be high up on the list

If it’s British then what about eddie Howe?




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12 Sep 2021 14:56:44
Minimum achievement for our owners this season will be top ten anything below that then smith will be under huge pressure.




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03 Sep 2021 21:51:08
Come on villadaz…do tell 😂😂😂

Can’t keep us hanging

Just waiting for the eastenders music to kick in 😂😂😂.




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29 Aug 2021 10:35:12
I agree

Give it till Xmas or the new year and then see where we are, if we are in the bottom half then questions will have to be asked, IMO.




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15 Aug 2021 20:01:47
Probably the fewest amount of touches of the ball his had in his career

Get used to it Jack.