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 so l
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 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 V
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That's all fair enough, with that little group of four (Lansbury, Jota, Taylor and Elmo) I was thinking more of the club wanting to move them on than them wanting to leave.
The first three are dead weight and I think Elmo might retire if we go down - that might be a bit unfair on him.
I have to disagree, yes Reina, Baston and Drinkwater will all go (I'll drive them if they want!) I don't think any of those you listed will go other than Jack, none are in a position to force a move with expiring contracts or on big big money. Some may want to go but it will be a very strange transfer window this time around. As for Taylor, Elmohamady, Lansbury and Jota could they do a job in the Championship? Probably IMO. Henri will not force a move with the wage he is currently on he'll never earn that sort of money again in his career. If we go down I think the squad will look very similar to what it does now maybe 2 or 3 non first team out with the same in.
If we stay up that's the only time I could see wholesale changes. I think player power has changed with recent events, other than top top players they most won't be forcing issues for the foreseeable.
I see Sky sports have said that, the PL will look at the curtailment "method" if a scenario exists where they'll have to.
Does that mean they could see they couldn't get 14 votes now, so they'll try again, when the rest of the clubs in the bottom half may be willing to vote to send down the bottom three, whoever they might be when/if the season is stopped again?
Where would the so called "integrity" be in those clubs being prepared to vote for a system that would relegate clubs with the season not completed, as long as their vote couldn't disadvantage them? In the same place as Spurs taking out a low repayment rate, £175m covid corporate facility loan, just because they can?
Disappointing. I think he could have stayed for another year, and letting go with no transfer fee is equally disappointing. I think he has more potential than Green. He has some ability but maybe not PL quality. It seeems a bit random on how long we keep our youth players. Gary Gardner was on the books until his mid 20s without pulling up any trees.
So they are borrowing this cash as they are expecting a 200mil loss , so by borrowing is this a way around FFP
I notice United have also taken a loan out
Is it the case that an owner can't put in money due to FFP but loaning from a bank is allowed ..
Going to ask for my money back. If we knew that we were allowed to watch sports live by a specific date I would just let it roll over, but they have no idea. It is not completely impossible to think that all of 20-21 will be BCD as well. I hope not but who knows.
I didn't read it like that, I'm far from happy with the PL too👍.
My earlier reference was intended only to suggest that we give it a go despite them, rather than give up, because of them. They lack the "integrity" that they so often give as a reason for doing something, that in itself lacks any "integrity". I was looking to use "integrity" like they do, to illustrate their lack of it.