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  • Posts

    • Relegation Thread Version...99?!
      Tell you what concerns me. Say a miracle happened and we somehow stayed up, Garde will be a much lauded manager and I could see another club coming in for him. If that happened, and I was him, I would be off in a flash.  We would then be left looking for a new manager and a summer of YouTube videos to know more about our new signings.  The inevitable will happen whilst Lerner is here. 
    • Micah Richards
      I hadn't realised we'd won the toss at kick off and that Micah had elected to kick to the Holte End in the first half. I'd assumed that was Watford's decision. It was a strange one I think and I wonder what his motivation was - was he looking for a quick start, the boost of potentially using that advantage to go ahead, does it indicate that the team are feeling more pressure than support in kicking to the Holte End in the second half of games? I  have no idea.  Anyway, I don't ever remember a Villa Captain doing it before and it's an interesting one.  
    • Adama Traore
      Lots of pace and tricks but little end product is what ive read about it.
    • Alan Hutton
      Happy Birthday Alan. That is quite pathetic from our fans. I think hes not good enough for this club but to slam the guy and make him feel like shit when hes most likely going to play for this club battling for relegation is mind boggling. Put yourself in his shoes. Hes one of the few that actually try... why would HE want to keep trying for this club? or his friends at the club who see what is going on? It is beyond pathetic. I would prefer to see Bacuna play.. but i know this guy will play either due to injuries or preference of the manager. To slam the guy like that... Seriously. This club is in an awful state on and off the pitch.. and when our fans who i believe can be our saving grace are turning to shit too. Makes me sad to see.  
    • Adama Traore
      Very lively from what I've read. Was involved in most of our attacks.
    • Paris, Belgium and the ISIS threat to Europe
      Unsurprisingly agree with all of that and would add that comparisons to Vietnam etc are completely false. The aims of communist insurgents did not include ushering in the end times which is the explicit intention of IS' ideology. You don't have to read much about the subject to understand this is not a cover story for more temporal objectives like the seizure of personal power, wealth and status, it is exactly what they believe and are striving for. I also don't see the value in comparisons to 'US caused deaths vs IS caused deaths' other than to try and draw some ludicrous moral equivalence. However wrong the Americans may have got their response to 9/11 (with more than a little support from us), those intentions did not include genocide, mass enslavement and sexual exploitation of minority populations etc.   Trying to compare the two is frankly bizarre and morally bankrupt. Their 'plan' is quite simple: destabilize and overthrow regimes in the Muslim world they consider to be apostates i.e. all of them;  Unify the global Muslim community under a single Caliphate; usher in the end times and the return of Jesus, at which time he will lead and fight with the Muslim world to defeat the non-Muslim world leading to God's rule on earth. As batshit crazy as that sounds to most sentient beings it is also exactly what they are about.  Failing to grasp that might lead people to a belief that negotiation might be possible, but they would be wrong in every sense of the word. I don't think anyone believes that defeating IS militarily will solve the Syrian civil war, the answer there can ultimately only be political. That said there can be no negotiated settlement until IS is defeated and removed from the vast area of Syria they currently control, for the reasons stated above.
    • Lets all laugh at Newcastle (again)
      Imo, you can't just point the finger at a fraud of a manager as you call it. Right now the guy in charge isn't doing any better nor did the guy before him by much of a margin. The players you are alluding too have never in their while careers shown that they can perform at the highest level so you have nothing to go on other than sheer hope that the reason they look so shit is because a multiple of managers can't get them performing to any form of reasonable level. Whereas the likelihood is, is that they're just not good enough.
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