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26 Jan 2021 16:46:54
Valencia looking at Marvelous Nakamba if they fail to sign Lucas Torreira.

1.) 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.



25 Sep 2020 19:47:06
Villa in talks to sign Wylan Cyprien he is an attacking midfielder who plays for Nice.

1.) 25 Sep 2020 20:08:34
Where did this come from Dave?

2.) 25 Sep 2020 20:29:32
Sky sports.

3.) 25 Sep 2020 20:33:37
Says the Birmingham Mail 🤣😂.

4.) 25 Sep 2020 20:43:06
As John said Aka, Sky mate.

5.) 25 Sep 2020 20:52:05
Villa 81 obviously Bham Mail up to their normal practice of of reporting articles from other sources. They never seem to do their investigations.

6.) 26 Sep 2020 19:48:02
Smith has denied the Cyprien bid.

Seems as if the flow of dubious stories has risen with transfer deadline day getting ever closer. I noticed the Palace chairman, Steve Parish, outed Sky the other day for a fictitious transfer story involving Brewster.



19 Sep 2020 16:40:46
Buendai, not playing, not on bench, apparently not injured.
I think its a possibility we may be sniffing around him.
Just a hunch, may be wrong.

1.) 19 Sep 2020 17:02:57
Just read he failed a late fitness test on a shin injury Dave.
Of course that’s not necessarily the true picture, so your hunch might be a good one mate.

2.) 19 Sep 2020 17:34:47
Hope you're right Dave, would be a great signing.

3.) 19 Sep 2020 18:06:32
I would like him onboard though Mark, someone else who can carry the ball, and be creative.
It would take some pressure off Jack.

4.) 19 Sep 2020 18:18:45
Yeah Moose, I think he would be a great signing mate.

5.) 19 Sep 2020 18:23:41
For sure Dave, he would be a welcome addition.
We would have 2 Emi’s then, lol, maybe we’ll get an Oscar next 😂.

6.) 19 Sep 2020 19:01:37
Just watched a video of him and besides being a good ball carrier he also has a devastating long pass.

7.) 19 Sep 2020 19:37:38
Whenever I watched Norwich last season he was quality and definitely someone we should be interested in.

8.) 19 Sep 2020 19:53:16
I have read recently that Buendia is definitely on our shortlist from one who is supposedly ITK.

If we did get him, the thought may be to utilise him in the centre just as much as the flank. In fact if he and Rashica both came in, one of the newbies or Grealish would have to sit on the bench, probably in turn.



17 Sep 2020 17:40:14
Burton Albion have signed Vassilev on a one year loan.
It should be good for him, good luck Indiana.

1.) 17 Sep 2020 18:25:08
Indie off on another quest for a Mythological artifact Dave?
Not sure he’ll find one in Burton
Hopefully he will start finding the back of the net though 😂.

2.) 17 Sep 2020 19:12:40
I’ll have you know Burton is a very nice place, home of Marstons Brewery 🍺 I live just down the road.

3.) 17 Sep 2020 19:13:31
That`s a cracker Mark, I don`t think he will ever be a prolific goal scorer, maybe a bit like a Lee Hendrie.

4.) 17 Sep 2020 19:43:37
I hope it doesn’t prove to be his Temple of doom 😂.
You’re right John the beer is definitely a plus point 👍.

5.) 17 Sep 2020 21:20:55
Should be a good move for him, he reminds me a lot of Andreas Weimenn . Busy player lots of energy and the game time at Burton, will do him good . I wouldn’t think the physical side of their game will faze him, because his time as sub, he certainly put hisself about .
Onwards&Upwards Villaforever.

6.) 17 Sep 2020 23:33:06
Agree with others. Vassilev should benefit from competitive game time and I wish him all the best.

7.) 18 Sep 2020 14:24:29
Good move for him!

Small world Villajohn. I’m in Burton too! Well Tutbury now, but used to live in one of the new houses they built where the old Eton Park ground stood 👍🏼.

8.) 18 Sep 2020 18:00:41
Good to know Ant 👍.



16 Sep 2020 16:56:00
Apparently we are considering a move for Rico Henry.
Looking at Taylor last night, I should think so, crap.
I think a center back should also be considered in my opinion, as I am losing confidence in Mings and Hause, strolling around as if they have made the big time, wake up.

1.) 16 Sep 2020 17:56:19
Apparently Taylor's contract is up next summer so if we don't get an l/ b to back up Targett now, we'll need to in the next window. Don't now much about Henry except he's another of Deano's pets.

2.) 16 Sep 2020 19:31:55
Henry is quick and powerful. Pretty steady defensively but not afraid to get forward and join the attack.
He's been a regular 7/ 8 out of 10 in the championship. Only minor concern is the long injury layoff he had.
He's at least as good as Targett though so if the rumoured £7mill is true then it's a snip and we should jump at it.

3.) 16 Sep 2020 20:02:05
Do you see a lot of him then rk, you sound as though you are well up on him.

4.) 17 Sep 2020 11:53:22
I've caught enough glimpses over the last couple of years with games on in the background and from watching the highlights shows when we were down there. Most of the regular championship pundits always seem to make a point about his consistency also.

Probably won't be a world beater but world class left backs are almost non-existent these days and someone his level for that price is a no-brainer imo.

5.) 17 Sep 2020 17:32:07
Agree mate.




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18 Jun 2021 22:28:38
Agree with most of what has been said tonight about Southgate etc.
But when I played football, the manager gave you a roadmap on how players should go about their jobs.
But the way players execute a plan now is about as negative as you can get.
Backwards, sideways, tip tap and back again, its a joke.
Most good teams in the 70s, would rip that England side a new one, no question.
Where are the flair players, the players with character, the players that ran at defences and scared the crap out of defenders.

1.) 18 Jun 2021 23:04:35
Sat on the bench dave cause GS is to much of a coward to play attacking football, I’ll be honest I was rooting for Scotland, as an Irish man I get a laugh at England being rubbish😂😂 DCL should of being going on before rashford imo, DCL probably should of started instead of Kane, he was awful, mings didn’t have a bad game to be fair, 2 terrible performances for England so far and all that talent at their disposal.

2.) 19 Jun 2021 12:43:54
Agree Whacky, I thought Mings has had two very steady games, and is a good passionate player to have in the ranks.



27 May 2021 17:39:17
Hi Ed001, glad you are on the mend after your sickness.

Can I ask about the website, it looks different, and seems to be very empty and sparse, with much bigger spacing.
Or is it my computer?

{Ed033's Note - We have to change the web site code on all our sites now to comply with Core Web Vitals or the web sites will get downgraded in searches.

1.) 27 May 2021 18:24:45
Thanks for that Ed, we will get used to it given time.
Hope you are well mate.

{Ed033's Note - Yes, my natural body systems are working ok thanks.



22 May 2021 13:55:25
Months ago I said Barkley was a bad apple, and I am more than certain he is one of the reasons we have been below par as a team, I will be glad to see the back of him.
Not a nice person, and has a huge chip on his shoulder, and would ruin Jack for sure, mate or not.
So adios and please don`t come back.

1.) 22 May 2021 14:53:32
I agree with you Dave.
What really annoys me is the number of chances he was given to prove his worth.
He failed miserably to get anywhere near the levels expected of him during that period.
Young Chukwuemeka was finally given 10 minutes in the Spurs game and shone like a beacon, showed great composure in a pressure situation and looked totally at home. A lot of people were saying he wasn’t ready before his debut, well he looked ready enough to me, and I’m sure he would have been far more use to the team than Barkley was.

2.) 22 May 2021 16:03:57
Yes Mark, some people just don`t realise how lucky they are, and Barkley is a prime example, my p#ss boils just looking at the bloke.
Spot on about Chukky mate, could and should save us a tidy sum.

3.) 22 May 2021 20:17:34
Dave, please think about your blood pressure, Barkley is not worth a mention. He won't be anywhere near our club in claret and blue shirt again.

4.) 22 May 2021 21:02:24
Thanks for your concern Scotty, had to mention him mate, especially after his latest antics.
The further he is from the first team, the better we play.

5.) 22 May 2021 23:15:23
He end up at West Ham with his mate moyes.

6.) 23 May 2021 01:23:40
Completely understand the frustration with his performances for Villa but not sure about the personal stuff. Does anyone know him well enough to question his personality or whether he's a nice person? If we went on rumours and headlines and were balanced, wouldn't we be saying the same thing about Grealish with all the off field stuff?
We got him on loan, it didn't work out and this last lot of headlines is essentially about a player who's season is over, is probably reflecting on a frustrating set of performances and went out on the beers. not exactly shocking.
Plenty of positives to focus on this summer.

7.) 23 May 2021 08:15:17
He always gave the impression that doing his fair share of the grafting was beneath him. On another site posters were highlighting the differences between Barkley and James Milner. Whilst Milner is less naturally talented than Barkley he is always prepared to bust a gut, whereas Barkley seems unwilling to even break a sweat. Even at the age of 35 Milner’s work rate is higher than that of Barkley, who at 28 should be at his peak.
This will never endear him to supporters and teammates see this too. It can have a negative effect on team spirit and togetherness. The increased level of effort throughout the side was clearly evident in the Tottenham game, I wonder had Barkley been involved, would that still have been the case?

8.) 23 May 2021 13:07:02
Should never have been picked when he was fit in January. Should have fought his way back into he team. No coincidence his the starting XI coincided with our poor form around that time. Felt sorry for El the time.

9.) 23 May 2021 13:08:12
Sorry DBS, he is still representing Aston Villa untill the season ends, he is out of order.
We did voice our disapproval at Grealish and his behaviour, in fact a few of us were in agreement he should have been stripped of the captaincy.
Barkley was abusive, and in my book there is no room for that, how would anyone feel if it was their parents or family he was abusive too. Good job we don`t all behave like that when we are disappointed.

10.) 23 May 2021 15:55:29
Villadave - I guess I just find it strange to take such offense with an incident for which there are only limited reports and then ask how it would feel if it were a parent or child getting the alleged abuse whilst simultaneously abusing someone on this forum.
Fair play on calling Grealish out previously, that was a generalisation on my part and not aimed specifically at you, more the fan base in general. and for the record I'm certainly not condoning his alledged behaviour, just suggesting we don't overreact or go down the personal route.
Everyone's entitled to their own approach to life though, so each to their own.
Enjoy the game today!

11.) 23 May 2021 17:08:56
DBS, thanks for your reply mate, not sure what you mean though, Re simultaneously abusing someone on this forum.
And to be fair, I don`t think I am over reacting, merely making a point, and I do understand your point about Grealish was not aimed at me, I did say we voiced our our disapproval, I was just saying that people slated him for his antics.

12.) 23 May 2021 18:05:55
No worries Villadave, like I say, not really having a go, just seemed strange to be calling out someone as being 'not a nice person', huge chip on his shoulder etc (I'm assuming you don't have a personal relationship with him) but then saying that alleged abuse from Barkely to a doorman is unacceptable. Just think fans should stick to analysing football performances and leave the personal stuff alone. But that's just my take like I say, so each to their own.
Great performance today, so plenty to discuss. including Dean Smith not having found his level and a tactical masterclass ;)

13.) 23 May 2021 19:39:51
For sure mate 👍.



12 May 2021 18:52:22
Daz, how can you mark players like
McGinn, ElGhazi, Ramsey, as a C,
Sanson a C who has had limited game time, and Davis a D, and Trez a C.
I have got to ask mate, here do you get the evidence for scores like that?

1.) 12 May 2021 19:33:47
Its my opinion Dave as I answered to Chris I perhaps have been a little strict on a couple but some players ie Mginn has not performed aswell as the previous season Sanson I really should have gave a D but when he has played he at least put himself about. Davies for me is not PL standard Trez and Elgazi have scored some important goals that's why I gave them a C.

2.) 12 May 2021 20:22:15
Exactly Daz, its your opinion mate, and I admit on the whole they seem pretty fair to me, but you have helped make my point.
When the so called doom and gloomers named a few players as not performing, we got hammered, when in fact, it was our opinion.
We just said it rather than give them a letter C OR D.
You appear to have done exactly the same, the only difference is, I prefer to say I don`t think they are good enough, rather than give them a letter of merit.
Remember Daz, myself and others were the ones who were slatted in the first place, for voicing our observations and having an opinion on what we were seeing on the pitch.
I think the above proves that we will never always agree, but there has to be tolerance and reasoning, to other peoples views.
I am not going to say anymore on this topic, as I think its all been said.
So I am looking forward to a great new season, with the type of banter on here that we used to have.
Daz, I hope this is taken as constructive.

3.) 12 May 2021 20:55:57
I took it as not eating them for how good they are or how good they’re supposed to be, but how good they have performed when they’ve played. Which the ratings were pretty spot on in my opinion, Sanson for his limited game time put himself about every minute, was brilliant against Wolves but then was average to underwhelming in other games so C/ C- is about right imo.

4.) 12 May 2021 21:14:40
With all due respect Dave I have not slated any player nor have I slated the manager all I said was that Mginn hasn't performed aswell as last season that is it and gave him a C how you got the conclusion that I have done the same as you and a few others beggars belief. Week in and week out during our baron spell you along with a few others constantly slated the team and the manager. I don't know why when we have had the best season in years and I'm sorry to say sometimes it seemed as though you and the others was just looking for a argument. Again mate don't take this the wrong way but as a poster you never used to be like this you always saw the positives what's changed god only knowing as you said I hope this is taken as constructive.

5.) 12 May 2021 21:43:30
Exactly Chris.

6.) 12 May 2021 22:24:55
Daz, I am still the same old me mate, nothing has changed at all.
And I have never looked for an argument either, some people don`t like being told the truth, that`s the problem.
The point is If we cannot comment on what we see, and be honest about it, which I can assure you I try to be, there is no point.
This is what you have said about McGinn : Mginn hasn't performed as well as last season that is it and gave him a C.

What I said was he was not playing well, and midfield is getting bypassed, and I got slatted for it, so what's the difference.

So I will rest on my laurels mate.

7.) 13 May 2021 07:42:21
“some people don`t like being told the truth, that`s the problem. ” there’s the problem, it’s not the truth, it’s your opinion.

Every post on here is now one of three or four topics, if someone goes outside of these lines it’s hijacked back to the standard. The other day someone posted about Man U game and Watkins Penalty, a response followed that was along the lines of “exactly mate, Everyone knows smiths under pressure now”, even though that’s not what the poster was trying to say. It’s boring, monotonous and makes people not want to post.

End of last month I thought I won’t respond to any post that is that way, or has been twisted into them lines, think I posted once in two weeks, and it was a warzone on here.

It used to be a laugh on here👍.

8.) 13 May 2021 10:12:52
I have to applaud you Dave on turning a post I wrote to try and get people talking on here around to try and and justify yours and others negativity around on my self won't happen and never will me myself have learnt that positive vibes are good vibes you stick to your agendas mate i'm sure you and a couple of others will rest on your laurels.



11 May 2021 21:49:55
Hope its not true about Heaton.
Looks like he might be on his way to Man Utd for absolutely Nowt.
He is undoubtedly to good to be on the bench, and should be playing, but not for nothing.
Will we ever learn, we have lost millions over the years, and we are still losing money.

1.) 11 May 2021 22:18:12
Dave, I think it’s likely he will be off but what I don’t understand is if he wants to play, why is he going back to Utd where he is likely to be 3rd choice? I had read somewhere the Baggies were interested as they expect to lose Sam Johnstone now that I could understand however it does seem he’s destined for Utd.

2.) 11 May 2021 22:20:50
He’s 35 Dave, recently back from a bad injury, in the last year of his contract, leaving on a free, swapping one bench for another. We quite literally aren’t losing any money here?

This type of thing happens all the time, especially with older back up keepers, there’s countless examples.

3.) 12 May 2021 02:17:13
Rumours are that Utd are going to cash in on De Gea so doubt he'd be going there to be no.3. Even at number 2 he'll get more game time with them being in europe and generally progressing further in cups than we do, so fair play to him.
We've moved on and got ourselves a better no.1 while he's approaching the end of his career and the end of his contract having done a good job for us. Don't see how anyone is losing out on this and certainly doesn't strike me as an opportunity to view the way our club is currently being run as negatively. Each to their own though I suppose.

4.) 12 May 2021 06:43:15
Plus freeing up £40 grand a week for a younger player seems astute business to me seems we learnt a lot from yesteryear.

5.) 12 May 2021 07:57:04
Jed Steer steps back in and were saving money as Daz points out. We let Tom finish his career where he started, with an outside chance of playing the odd game of champions league football and living back where his from. Villa save 40 odd thousand a week and have a ready replacement who is a good character and well like in the dressing room. Everyone’s a winner in this situation, I can’t see how this could be a negative.

6.) 12 May 2021 23:25:44
I think it makes sense for him to go back to United. Second choice behind Henderson if (when) De Gea moves. He’ll get cup games and possibly play some in Europe. I think while we’re not in Europe and offering so many games, it’s difficult to keep a backup keeper of his level. Steer can be the back up to Emi, and Sinisalo will be back from his loan to be our third option, maybe?




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21 Jun 2021 17:13:36
Yeah seen the same report Ally, it sounds pretty genuine as well.
Only 21, and is very well thought of, let's wait and see.



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08 Jun 2021 20:19:14
Seen that Mark, he said he wants to stay put mate.
Leeds are looking at him as well Mark, mind you they have only got 3 gift vouchers, 50 green shield stamp books, and an expired visa card.



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05 Jun 2021 22:46:13
Licking some butt on the other site ain`t yow Whacky. 😁.



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05 Jun 2021 20:35:29
Nicely put Whaky, I think most on here wanted him, I know I did, so I am a happy man tonight.
Another 2 maybe 3 additions, and we will be putting some welcome pressure on the players we already have, to keep performing.
Great news, and certainly a bit earlier than I thought it would be 👍👍👍.



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02 May 2021 19:19:35
I think that would be a great solution for both clubs Mark.
I would be very happy with that, to be fair Tommy boy is far better than a back up keeper, even at his age.




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22 Jun 2021 22:27:01
I am 100% in agreement with you Moose.
I know we are through, but if we won the next two world cups playing like that, I would not be watching.
This is the entertainment industry, that was not entertaining, unless you had 10 pints inside you.



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22 Jun 2021 17:11:33
Not sure if he is ten pence short of a pound, or just has a real dumb agent, a bit of both looks odds on.



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22 Jun 2021 17:07:54
Nice one Rob, his loss mate, carry on I say.



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21 Jun 2021 17:21:00
Not sure it is all Southgates summary, there is probably some fabrication attached to it.
Having said that, Southgate need to wise up a bit, good players do not always make good managers.
With the players he has at his disposal, we should be making some very big waves, Grealish for Stirling is the first step me thinks.



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19 Jun 2021 12:43:54
Agree Whacky, I thought Mings has had two very steady games, and is a good passionate player to have in the ranks.