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08 Aug 2021 13:04:57
Axel just confirmed, welcome back lad and good luck in the season ahead.

1.) 08 Aug 2021 17:32:43
Despite days worth of articles claiming he has "picked" Newcastle over us due to promised playing time - got to love NewsNow and all those 'in the know'.

2.) 08 Aug 2021 19:14:44
Lol there has being a lot of that going on this window, villa conducting their business really well and everyone involved are keeping the information well under wraps and allowing us to get our deals done without interference which is great and probably saving us a few quid aswel.



22 Jul 2021 19:17:12
My mate reckons Bailey is as good as done, I don't know anything about these issues that have being mentioned, seems like a quality addition I'm excited for this almost as much as Buendia.

1.) 22 Jul 2021 20:15:39
Whacky, It might just be jealous idle gossip, from a team who are coming to terms with the fact the can`t compete with us anymore.
Or that once more another player has chosen us over them.
Our management have my backing on any player they choose.

2.) 24 Jul 2021 15:04:28
I respect the optimism in regard to a potential fee for Marv, but no one will cough up £20M. He has been seldom used by Smith and was hardly an ever-present before we bought him.

He breaks up play well, but doesn’t do a lot with the ball. If we sold him, we could really need a new no. 6 because Luiz, Sanson and McGinn don’t really do that role justice. However, Smith and Co. seem to have different ideas because they fancied Ward-Prowse, another no. 8. Maybe the thought is to go with 2 x 8 and try to adapt, although we did get overrun at times last season.

Apart from Sarr, the only other recent mention of a listed DM I can recall was Zamba Anguissa - and that trail seems to have gone dead.



15 Jul 2021 10:00:39
Ed is it true we have made a third offer for ESR?

{Ed002's Note - I am not sure on the situation with offers, but I do know that Arsenal have rejected the opportunity to meet and discuss the player with Aston Villa.}

1.) 15 Jul 2021 13:52:22
Thanks Ed👍 I seen an article on news now saying we bid just under 33 million with add ons bringing up to 38 million but I’m not inclined to believe these things unless they come from multiple sources.

{Ed002's Note - Typically multiple sources will come from the same source.}



05 Jul 2021 00:11:30
Hi Ed, I've seen an article saying we have bid for Tammy, I want to believe it but I'm thinking it would be more out there on all the headlines if we did, do you think there's much chance of it happening?
Also ESR rumours not going away, likelihood of arsenal accepting if we come with a third bid of around 35 ish mill? How bad do they want funds to go and spend on their own squad.?
Finally have you heard of us having concrete interest in anyone who the tabloids or our own posters haven't picked up on yet?
Cheers 👍.

{Ed002's Note - (a) Aston Villa have informed Chelsea that they are interested in Tammy Abraham, as have others, but I don't think there has been a bid just yet. (b) Aston Villa are certainly interested in ESR and Arsenal are certainly in need of selling players but I doubt Arsenal will want to sell him as there are plenty of others they want to let go of first. So it is possible rather than probable.}

1.) 05 Jul 2021 08:47:52
A reported £32 million bid going in for ESR for me personally think this is a lot of money for a unproven PL player surely that could be spent on a more experienced player in his position? I've not seen him play so to be honest so I can't really comment on his ability.

{Ed077's Note - ESR has some PL experience. He did play around 2 dozens games in the PL for Arsenal last season.

Didn't you pay a similar fee for someone with actual no PL experience last season, for Watkins? And it didn't turn out that bad now, has it?

2.) 05 Jul 2021 09:03:25
Can’t understand why we are after someone for that Number 10 role when most agree we’d benefit from an out and out defensive midfielder. We have 3 player who can play that number 10 role adequately, we have arguably one player who could play that defensive midfield role to about premier league survival level, on current evidence.

Hope we end up getting someone for this position.

3.) 05 Jul 2021 09:48:59
I have a mate who is a Newcastle fan and apparently he has heard a premiership side has made an enquiry about Saint Maximin he knows we are looking for a wide man and is putting two and two together and coming up with five he is assuming we are that club, it would be really good if that were the case however I doubt very much that is the case.

4.) 05 Jul 2021 10:05:15
Very true Ed we did but Watkins was a proven goal scorer in the Championship and for me was worth a punt but ESR for me is going to be more of a gamble I feel. As I said I've not seen him play so I can really say much on the guy and as Chris has said we are awash with attacking players at the moment unless Grealish goes.

{Ed077's Note - ESR did impress for Huddersfield (?) in the Championship and has done well for Arsenal too. Whether an AM is of real need for AV or not might depend on the summer business.

5.) 05 Jul 2021 13:32:07
I think an AM is a must for Villa this summer. Our biggest issue is ball retention, we need more players who are comfortable in possession and can take the ball in tight situations like Grealish, the top teams all have this ability. ESR has a lot of similar traits to Grealish in this respect so I can understand why we are pushing hard to sign him, he also has the ability to play wide if needed during a match so Villa would have amazing flexibility and movement with Grealish, ESR and Buendia behind Watkins. Not to mention pressing. I can't see it happening but if it does, it takes Villa to another level in my opinion.

6.) 05 Jul 2021 14:33:35
I am in Chris’s camp I don’t really think an AM should be top of our priority list, I don’t know why we don’t push McGinn into a more attacking role similar to where he plays for Scotland and push the boat out and try to land either Bissouma or Berge.

7.) 05 Jul 2021 15:26:58
Its a Defensive mid for me as well, as chris has said, I think the majority were asking for this type of player for a long time.
We need someone who has the class, someone to stamp his mark on a position we have been no better than average in for ages.
I think if our next bid for ESR fails we should forget it, and try and get Axel back in as well.

8.) 05 Jul 2021 18:14:29
I think the signing of an ESR type will help hugely from a defensive perspective though lads, as will Buendia. Both capable of playing an agressive press but unlike last year, when we win the ball we will be able to keep it. I think we will sign a DMF as well by the way but understand why an AMF is priority for Smith.

9.) 05 Jul 2021 18:32:42
I get what you are saying BK, I was always complaining at our lack of ball retention.
It was coming back at us far too often and easily, consequently we were always defending, so yes totally agree mate.
But I think with Buendia helping Jack (if he stays) we are more than capable of holding the ball up, we are better than we used to be.
Watkins needs to have an outlet, he can`t do it all on his own, so I am hoping he will now have that.

10.) 05 Jul 2021 18:40:33
If ESR is the priority at the expense of bringing in a proven quality DM, there could be a solution if we go in for Axel as back up for Konsa and Mings.
I think Axel has all the attributes to become an effective DM.
I remember reading a lot of talk suggesting Konsa could also make a quality DM a while back also.
However there’s every chance we could get Axel if MU succeed in getting Varane, and if we do why not try him in that DM role while our first choice centre backs are fit.
A lot of ifs in there I know but you never know Axel could end up being our Bissouma. He would be a lot cheaper and would be always available to play the centre back role if needed.

11.) 05 Jul 2021 19:11:42
Hi Mark, hope all is good mate.
Totally with you on Axel, like I say we should concentrate on getting him in, we need him either way.
How about Young as a DM, can tackle, can pass, has good vision, he could give us 12 months while we find a gem.

12.) 05 Jul 2021 19:16:45
If we want an attacking midfielder how about Coutinho apparently Barcelona are prepared to let him go for £21 million, he supposedly wants to come back to the premiership, he is proven at this level, adds experience and the prospect of Grealish, Coutinho, and Buendia would in my opinion be very exciting. In reality he probably would want a higher profile club but if you don’t ask you don’t get.

13.) 05 Jul 2021 19:35:40
Definitely worth trying Young also Dave, perhaps doesn’t have the pace and aerial ability that Axel has though but has tons of experience.
Coutinho would be great John, still got a few more quality years in him I would imagine, by which time the likes of Chukwuemeka will be good and ready to take over.

14.) 05 Jul 2021 21:26:29
Thanks Ed 👍
Guys I’m not sure a DM is on smiths agenda this year tbh we have marvellous and Doug, marvellous has proved himself with his defensive side when given the chance (I know his distribution is not so good as Doug but putting better players around him is going to give him more options) I think Doug will play that role against the lesser teams and marvellous will play against the teams who will pin us back more. matic is a player I wouldn’t say no to, would come cheap and very handy to bring on when we need to hold out for a result.
Lots of talk about winks but our current midfield mauled him when we played spuds at the end of the season I can’t say I’d like him in a villa jersey.
tbh I think if we want an upgrade in that position it’s going to cost 40+ mill and I just don’t see it being spent this year in that position, smith won’t take maginn out of the team if he signs ESR so he has to find a space for him also.



06 Jun 2021 01:16:59
Another rumour I've just seen, 18 year old Senegalese midfielder, PAPE SARR, don't know much about him but he's described in the same mould as gueye, seems we have enquired about him he plays ligue 1 for metz, looks like he has potential but I'm sure he might have other admirers, all in all seems like a player who would fit the bill at VP.

1.) 06 Jun 2021 08:33:42
I heard about this kid few weeks back Whackattack and as you say described as next Gueye/ Kante type player, I think he is the type of player we definitely require but there is a lad a Monaco who's 20 his name begins with Tchumondia or something along those lines plays for French under 21's and watched him during under 21's tournament who I personally I think we should go for. Both are the type of defensive destroyer that we require.

2.) 08 Jun 2021 11:32:38
I have had a bit more of a look at Sarr. He looks a handy box to box player with a good long shot within his arsenal.

It is always a bit difficult to translate performance clips to how you would imagine he would perform in the Premier League. I suspect he could come good after a bedding-in period, but I struggle to see the press’s correlation between him as a DM and Sadio Mane, who is a LW. Apart from nationality and both being footballers, the comparisons look completely dim-witted to me.




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15 Sep 2021 14:06:50
Markdavfrance, being visiting the wolves page and told them the sad news about dave, quite a few of them were fond of dave and his good banter and lots of them posted messages with their respects and thoughts to those of you who were close to dave and his family.
Holt Enders in the sky.

1.) 15 Sep 2021 18:26:59
Yes I saw that, I appreciate you doing that mate. Dave was well respected on the Leeds and Wolves sites.



28 Aug 2021 17:11:11
Probably not a bad result considering all the injuries, hope konsa is not serious.
I don't know is it just me but I thought the ref was 1 of the worst I've seen in quiet a while I thought he was a joke and not fit to ref a premier league match, nice to see emi get off the mark and with a beauty aswel, we missed maginn big time today, thought some of our subs were a bit odd but then it was an unusual starting lineup, thought Watkins should of being on sooner, thought dean was more worried about not getting beaten than going for the win imo, interested to hear your opinions.

1.) 29 Aug 2021 10:21:18
Whack totally agree the ref was abysmal.
Second half Canos seen he got caught out with ball over the top and seen AEG and Targett running behind him so totally decided to run straight into AEG and hit the floor and ref brought it. So many times he stopped the game for nothing fouls and then the major decision that peed me off he blew up for an offside when Targett had received the ball of Hause and was travelling into their half.

2.) 29 Aug 2021 13:49:15
Absolutely rob, everything you mentioned is fact, I thought Toney was lucky to not get a second yellow for kicking nakamba in the face, and wissa should of being booked the first min he came on as a sub for hacking down 1 of our guys twice in the space of 10 seconds I forget who it was, young or Buendia I think.



21 Aug 2021 14:40:33
No Watkins, no traore, no Bailey, I think we will struggle to create today unless Buendia plays a stormer.

1.) 21 Aug 2021 17:21:24
We didn’t struggle did we. Good performance. Some encouraging individual performances. A lot more to be positive about than last week.

2.) 21 Aug 2021 17:58:44
For sure trinity, can’t wait to have Ollie fit, Ramsey starting to show us what dean sees in training👌.



15 Aug 2021 18:28:16
Not going so great for Jackie boy 2 games 2 losses, wonder if pep is wondering has he paid a bit much for him lol😂😂.

1.) 15 Aug 2021 18:46:25
Either he needs to adapt to city, or city need to adapt the way they play to him. Watching today the amount of times Sterling ran on beyond him and instead of playing it Grealish ended up laying it back to one of the centre backs.

Still one of their better players but could tell he was new to their system.

2.) 15 Aug 2021 19:23:53
Lads, Peps a "genius", he will be able to accommodate that £100M player into his £900M squad, just watch. GENIUS!

3.) 15 Aug 2021 19:55:28
Well he’s certainly learning from Pep already, he’s got his pointed finger rant down to a tee 😁. SHEGFY.

4.) 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.

5.) 15 Aug 2021 23:17:46
The reality is Jack is a phenomenal player but I still do not understand why City signed him, it seems like a totally unnecessary signing, especially at 100M. Perhaps it'll become clearer once KDB is back in the starting 11 but for me City need Kane much more than they needed Jack. But look, he's a City player and we need to move on, UTV :-)

6.) 15 Aug 2021 23:41:47
Surely we should've moved on from commenting on Grealish. Who cares how he's settling in or what position he's playing in. If/ when he plays for England fair enough until then couldn't care less. Newcastle looked half decent today so we'd better be ready next week. Seeing the highlights from the Watford game yesterday, granted a couple of below par performances but we did only get done by a lucky deflection and a 1 in 100 effort from Cucho. We'll finish top 10.

7.) 16 Aug 2021 00:15:30
Agree Buck, the whole Grealish saga has been tiresome and we need to move on - He will win plenty of trophies and make plenty of money at City but he'll never be as appreciated as he was at Villa (not that he will care I'm sure 😂) . We need to focus on our club now, 2 very winable games coming up, 6 points is a must if we have genuine aspirations of a top 10 finish. Please let us see a HMF arrive this week 🤞.

8.) 16 Aug 2021 07:09:34
And if we can’t get a HMF in BK, why not try Axel in there.
I’ve just got this feeling he’d absolutely smash it. SHEGFY.

9.) 16 Aug 2021 08:37:43
I think he's absolutely an option Mark, think he played there before for United and man marked Sanchez to great effect against Arsenal. Either way I think Smith has some decisions to make, we need to be more compact in the centre of the park so that may mean one of Ings, Bailey, Buendia drops to the bench. I think a MF 3 of McGinn, Luiz (& New HMF) could be very effective with Marvelous, Sanson, Ramsey, Chukwumeka etc as options on the bench.

{Ed001's Note - he has defo played defensive midfield before, you are correct.}



14 Aug 2021 16:28:00
Can't remember seeing our defence play so badly that's shocking stuff.

1.) 14 Aug 2021 17:04:55
All four of them were awful, Cash especially.

2.) 14 Aug 2021 17:06:49
That was incredibly poor today - Smith needs to own this, his team selection was very niave - We cannot play 2 in Midfield, we don't have the players. Get a holding midfielder in immediately to partner McGinn.

3.) 14 Aug 2021 17:41:33
His hands were tied really with team selection due to injuries and lack of any real preseason for some.




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



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15 Aug 2021 19:49:03
Mark, have you being talking to dave? Is he still unable to post or has he given up on the site?



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15 Aug 2021 18:37:45
Wouldn’t mind either or both mark, looks like the CM or CDM position is the more pressing of the 2, I still think there will be at least 1 more incoming before the window shuts, hard to tell who it will be as our business is kept pretty quiet and the “in the know people” generally don’t have a clue.



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08 Aug 2021 19:14:44
Lol there has being a lot of that going on this window, villa conducting their business really well and everyone involved are keeping the information well under wraps and allowing us to get our deals done without interference which is great and probably saving us a few quid aswel.



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02 Aug 2021 01:36:36
Cheat all they want they still sun ever being champions of Europe 💪💪.




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16 Sep 2021 21:26:55
Pep told “maybe he should stick to coaching” by supporters after his comments about wanting more people to come to their games??.



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16 Sep 2021 13:51:52
Don’t know who you mean lol, I for one hope city win nothing this year and continue to do so.



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13 Sep 2021 13:59:15
He’s being spouting rubbish and making up complete lies here for a few years now, we all know what he’s about at this point.
And kingvilla your right he is entitled to his opinion, only thing is that nobody on here wants to hear it hence why most of his posts are ignored by 90 odd % of people who post here.



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13 Sep 2021 12:07:11
Still gutted mate, would like to have known his in person. Holte Enders in the sky.



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13 Sep 2021 01:42:43
He was gone off this page for a long time, I have to say I didn’t miss his rubbish posts 1 bit, fair play Ed and I for one hope it’s a lengthy ban.