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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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03 Mar 2021 20:34:36
First of all I think some credit should go to Sheffield Utd for a good hard fought effort, and a performance that found us out yet again.
If anyone on here can honestly say they are happy with that performance, then I am lost for words.
If you are going to make any sort of impact in this league, you must be able to evaluate what needs to be done, and do it, don`t stand there spitting on the floor every 30 seconds.
Decisions again were not quick enough, wrong team, and wrong tactics, seen through the eyes of someone wearing very clear glasses.

1.) 03 Mar 2021 20:50:27
Agree completely Dave, I don’t know what part he was happy with that made him delay changing it. we are the worst team at playing against 10 men that I’ve ever seen, Sheffield done tonight what we done to arsenal and Southampton, so disappointed at the lack of effort that we put into trying to beat a player, seems none of them can dribble, we are so lucky to have jack. I hope it’s a lesson to the guys calling for his head when he had his off field discretions earlier in the season.

2.) 03 Mar 2021 21:14:22
Overly happy? Of course not. Content that on the whole we took control of the game and had a few very clear cut chances? Yes. Disappointed with the final result? Definitely. Calling for doom and gloom? Don't be ridiculous.



03 Mar 2021 18:53:41
Ramsey or McGinn off for Sanson, we have no control in midfield again.
My point the other day, would Deano make a change if its not forced by injury.

1.) 03 Mar 2021 19:32:52
2 slow making changes he should of rolled the dice the minute they went down to 10 men, another games hurting not having a second decent striker.

2.) 03 Mar 2021 19:35:01
At half time I regretfully said this was a game for Barkley due to their defensive play. Took too long to do anything.

3.) 03 Mar 2021 19:57:39
Surely that answers your question as to why Sanson ent playing?



27 Feb 2021 21:01:03
I have watched the El Ghazi goal tonight 20+ times, and that was not a shot, when he slipped.
You can clearly see El Ghazi put his hand up, watkins spots him and attempts to play him in.
His body position says it all, so I think it was a pass guys, and he slipped while doing it.

1.) 27 Feb 2021 22:46:10
Agree Dave, never a shot, he clearly looks up and sees him second before the cross! Brilliant play!



24 Feb 2021 16:50:14
Hi guys hope you are all well.
I am only posting this because I am a bit concerned the way things have gone t#ts up.
So before I start getting slated, remember I am not a doom and gloom supporter, I am a realist, and I say what I see and feel, I know most of you are the same, so I am not on my own.
There is something I have to to say, because like it or not we are already speculating who we should be looking at and who we are being linked to, proving we are in need of better talent, and hopefully a different approach to each game.
Unfortunately it is what it is, so Deano will have to make do with what he has at his disposal, that includes all professional players of all age groups at the club, so options are available to him.
With the bottom three teams performing so bad, I think it would be fair to say, another win should alleviate any fears we might have about our own fate, and secure our place in the Premiership.
It might sound stupid to some, but I still think we will finish nearer the bottom than the top, having said that, the season on a whole has been a vast improvement on last season, and we are in a much better place at the moment. My reasoning for that, is we had a period where all our players had a purple patch at the same time, that coupled with some new faces, and a slightly different game plan, and the rub of the green, all this indicated we were punching a bit above our weight.
Because of the poor form of some players, and the unfortunate injuries to others, we now find ourselves in a very different situation, so I am hoping to see some changes made this weekend, because if we don`t solve some of the problems we have all identified, I am sure we will be thanking our lucky stars that we had the great start to the season we did.
We cannot have another performance like our last 4/ 5 games against Leeds, if we do I think we will get trounced, every player is quick and direct, after that game our remaining fixtures are looking far more daunting than they did 5 weeks ago.
With the players we have been using, and the form they are showing, I am really struggling to put a team on paper that might do us proud.
One more point, could anyone say with any certainty, that Deano would make a substitution early in a game, if it was obvious there was a problem area, and not injury forced, we have all seen this happen, and the answer is no.
This rapid decline in form started when Jack was in the side, but now without him it will only compound the problems we are displaying, we should make a positive out of a negative here, and grab hold of this opportunity to experiment a bit, and try some new ideas, if we have any that is? .
For me, the only real option is to drop McGinn, Barkley, Luiz, El Ghazi, and Elmo, and to use some fresh blood, Ramsey, Sanson, Davis, Kesler, Revan, Bidace to name a few.
One thing is for sure, something different has to be done, I fully expect it won`t be.

1.) 24 Feb 2021 18:26:15
Revan is out on loan mate👍.

2.) 24 Feb 2021 18:55:12
Only Dominic, not his younger sibling Seb, probably not quite ready to challenge Targett for the left back slot yet though 😂.

3.) 24 Feb 2021 19:27:28
Yea, probably not mark😂.

4.) 24 Feb 2021 19:48:09
Dave my friend,
I hope you and yours are well and avoiding everybody out there.
Regards your post I have to agree totally.
For a long time we have looked fragile and I posted that the defence was more like school girls.
They have no ownership of the ball, no pattern of moving out and a total reliance on Martinez.
I see very little style or coaching in the team and that must be laid at the feet of the management group.
Jack is exceptional but if we continue as we are then let's get ready to wave goodbye to Jack.
His loyalty to AVFC must be testing him and when a top 4 side come calling, well.
You know my next call. We are now desperate for the pitch leader, a bit like JT was when he played.
Its not impossible that we recover when Jack gets back but should we be relying on our talsiman.
There are a lot of good footballers on the pitch but like a jigsaw. Until the final piece is fitted the job ain't finished.
If you look at Sheff Utd last year / this year you can see us mirroring their situation. Safe now then disaster next season.
Even with the options at Deanos door, it looks dire, and I only hope that NSWE have agreed a HUGE budget for the summer as the current squad has a short sell by date.
I am desperate for some indication that we can turn the corner.
We have the best keeper in the prem. One of the best C/ H in the prem. The best creator in the prem. Some of the best defensive midfield players in the prem.
But we have nobody to bring them together on matchday.

5.) 24 Feb 2021 19:48:21
Sorry for going flippant Dave.
I agree with the points you make, and I agree Deano won’t agree with what we agree about 😂
He’s the boss and who knows this may be just a blip and the same 11 he keeps selecting, and playing the same way, might suddenly snap out of it and click, starting Saturday against Leeds, and continuing right through to the end of the season.
To be honest if he continues with the same strategy and we finish mid table I’d be more than happy with that.
However if it backfires, the slump in form continues, and we finish 2 or 3 places above the relegation zone, I definitely wouldn’t be happy, and I think most Villa fans, if they’re honest, would feel the same. It’s particularly deflating if you finish low in the table, playing poorly throughout the second half of the season. If that happens it doesn’t exactly spread optimism throughout the fan base for the next season.
If Deano’s approach works, he’ll deservedly take the plaudits, if it doesn’t then his position will be under scrutiny.

6.) 24 Feb 2021 20:35:45
I think Deano just needs to freshen things up a little and try and regain some impetus so our great start to the season doesn't fizzle out, with the remit that if you come in and play well then you keep the shirt, unlike with Nakamba, Hause and El Ghazi earlier in the year.
I understand he remains loyal to his favourites, for want of a better word, but they're not repaying that loyalty with performances to match lately for whatever reason.
Maybe its just the players thinking, no matter how they play, they'll still be picked? Only the players themselves will know.
Maybe it's time for him to stop being the players friend (or so it may seem) and develop a ruthless streak and not be afraid to make the big calls. This may in turn lead to some of the "names " being put out and maybe even look for a way out (worst case scenario) but it may just be the kick up the backside they need and turn what has been a successful season so far back around.
However, I'll be surprised if he doesn't start Barkley, for one, Saturday as his mom has been doing his stats and they look impressive " my Rossy has been working his socks off" which he showed us against Leicester when he took his boots off 😁.

7.) 24 Feb 2021 22:07:03
Thank you guys for your input.
Hi Oldvillan, we are both good mate thank you, hope you and your dearest are over your setback.
I know we seem to be treading old ground all the time but it is concerning, and I think we are in for a tough ride until may.
As usual I agree with you guys, perhaps if we went to church we could all sing of the same hymn sheet 😁
I am finished on the subject now, and I am hoping for some signs our manager is learning from this.
Stay safe all.



21 Feb 2021 14:52:13
This has been coming for 5 games now, and it was said I was over reacting.
We are now playing as we did months ago.
Changes never happen, WHY.

1.) 21 Feb 2021 14:56:19
Feel for you today Dave, we know you hate over playing it, we are taking overplaying to new levels here😂

3 chances to cross the ball at one point, we ended up working it back to the defence.

2.) 21 Feb 2021 15:02:00
I think what it really does is blow your argument about being a better all round team without Grealish well and truly out of the water.

3.) 21 Feb 2021 15:12:08
If you ever wanted evidence of your point Dave, there it is!

4.) 21 Feb 2021 16:43:23
I don't get your point Chris. Every team goes through a bad run and it's our turn (understandably considering half the team had C.V.) .
It's not a "warning sign", it's a period of fatigue and complacency that needs to be worked through. We're not the only team going through it and I fear the early signs of the season have reignited the usual overexpectation.
My point about Grealish has always been the same. What he does with the ball in those deep areas and winning free kicks breaks up pressure. He drags us through the periods of games where the opposition have their period of control and we clearly missed that.
Sheffield United and Fulham are proving that not having that one player hurts you despite a team who all work together.
Let's not forget that Leicester have been trash whenever Vardy or Maddison are out.




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23 Feb 2021 15:10:38
Yes Ed, don`t think he will feature again this season, hamstring problem I think.

{Ed077's Note - Might not be fully fit and firing even if he gets back before this season's end}



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23 Feb 2021 14:59:08
Would be a good signing if true Chris, he is a big lad as well.

{Ed077's Note - Isn't he out with a long term injury currently?



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20 Feb 2021 14:27:11
I hope not chris, I have been trying to find out myself, there are a few snippets scattered about, but nothing definite.
There is an interview on AVFC with Michelle Owen, it is noted as being a day ago, but no indication from him that he is carrying any sort of injury.
So fingers crossed mate, he would be a big miss, compounded by Matty.



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07 Feb 2021 15:04:52
I personally don`t want Barkley near VP, full stop.
If we sign him, I have no doubt he will be a problem, he has all the traits of a J. Lescott, S. Ireland, performs when he feels like it.



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25 Jan 2021 18:18:45
Not sure John, I did say the other day, that I thought he might be the better option, cost, injury, age etc.
But you never know, I would like another striker through the door mate, rather than Barkley if I am honest.




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03 Mar 2021 20:40:30
Stop it 4eva, I think you wanted Wilder last year if memory serves.



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03 Mar 2021 13:15:48
Agree pluffy, RIP Ian St John.



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02 Mar 2021 19:32:31
As long as you don`t take Konsa out for him Ed 😂😂.

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02 Mar 2021 16:50:40
Some very good points made there rk, spot on mate.



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02 Mar 2021 16:21:58
No I know you wasn`t Chris, just owning up to the fact I thought we would get well beaten. 😁
Having said that, yes I think Deano should get the praise he deserves, and agree some people are very slow to give it.
I have been on his side from day one, and will remain so, I had a few doubts last season admittedly, but he put it right.
So I agree mate, he is the man, all I ask of him is to learn as we go, and not to become a stubborn manager.