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It was the 14th of February this year, when the Sherwood love affair with Villa started. The following day saw the first signs of Sherwood's influence, when he visited the dressing room at halftime to help inspire the team to a 2-1 win over Leicester in the cup.
Before that, we were heading for yet more disappointment - with another frustrating first half performance, the sort we were used to under Lambert. But after leaving his seat in the stands and giving a morale boosting talk, a different
I've seen some really bad things happen at Villa, in my time as a fan. Losses in league cups to lower league teams (Scunthorpe, Sheffield United) but I have never felt so deflated and depressed as I do at this moment.
Don't get me wrong, Bradford deserve their massive achievement 100% and I wish them all the best for the final.
But whilst this is their finest hour, this is also my clubs darkest hour and I am not sure we can pull this around in time to save our premiership status.
It's become a matter of great discussion, about how important Darren Bent is to our future prospects and success. For what it is worth, if we had Young and Downing supplying from the wings, I would have Darren Bent in the team every single week. The problem is, we do not create the chances Darren thrives on, and thrived on under the attacking threat from both Downing and Young.
Simply, without the ammo, Darren is less of a threat.
In my eyes, we cannot risk playing somebody who offers
i would guess Benrahma is pretty pi**ed if true.
I know Brentford want to get the best deal they can for their players, but stopping players leaving when decent offers are made might also hurt their reputation as their model is kinda built on persuading high potential players to join them with an unwritten agreement that they will sell them on if they perform and a bigger club comes in for them.
As i say, i totally understand them wanting to get every penny they can, but its a fine line between holding out for what you can get, and going against your model and players expectations of allowing them to move on for a "profit".
Depends how successful we get. Can the current ground be extended in to a 60k stadium? Is it even feesible to have an extra 20k people coming to and from the area on matchdays?
Again one for the distant future so nothing to worry about.
Sadly you are correct our success has been signing potential from mainly abroad and lower league and our successes are lauded although we do have quite a few failures.We have a great scouting network in Europe which has produced the likes of Vibe Maupay Benrahma Dalsgaard ect in recent seasons.We don’t have an youth academy instead we have a B team that we blood mainly very young potential normally cast offs from PL or European clubs.These players have all had to be given time to reach their potential something other clubs don’t or can’t wait for.Maupay was pretty poor when he first arrived but Benrahma has been great from the off.
Remember there is another step above you when the likes of Man City Liverpool ect come calling.
Many of our youngsters have suffered from poor squad management over the past decade or so and not being able to go out on loan to gather experience.
Many of them have been in and around the senior squad but not getting games, or playing u23/reserves and not gaining senior experience.
Jack Grealish obviously was one of the exceptions there and his loan spell was a real catalyst for him.
The likes of Daniel Johnson, Jonathan Hogg and Callum Robinson went as free transfers to lower league clubs and built decent careers on the back of being able to play consistent, senior football.