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  1. 30 points
    It really is difficult to please everyone isn't it. I'm actually struggling to think of a better team of people that we could have attracted whilst we were in the Premier League, let alone the Championship.
  2. 17 points
    even if Richards and Lescott turn over a new leaf, I still wont forgive them for last season and still prefer they dont come back
  3. 12 points
    Bond was shaken by these allegations but not stirred enough to go to court?
  4. 10 points
    I personally could not give a **** where a manager, coach or player are from as long as they are right for the club.
  5. 9 points
    Like ****. a) You are only as good as the company you keep, and him pissing it up with Gabby et al speaks volumes. he's a professional sportsman. Do you see Chris Froome, Rory McIlroy or Novak Djokovic jetting over to Dubai midseason? There's a reason he's on the bench at Crystal Palace for years and it's because he doesn't want it enough. No thanks
  6. 9 points
    I believe that if he is back to full fitness and the ability is still there then I can't see a reason not to give him a full trial over the summer. I was never a huge fan of his before. Like most I thought he was decent but that's about it. But his love for the club, his leadership skills and watching some of the turgid shite that has pulled on the shirt in the meanwhile, mean I've reassessed that opinion. Forget the sentimentality, a fully fit 35 year old Petrov could be an essential asset over a long old slog of a season. And yeah, imagine the feeling seeing him pull on the famous claret and blue again, even if it's just one more time. After everything he's been through. After everything we went through with him, 19th minute applause and all. Go for it Stan. I'm with you mate.
  7. 8 points
    Hardly damning evidence from the BBC there. He's rambling. I'm not defending him per se, I don't actually know what was going through his mind at the time. But I'm not ready to condemn him based on that. Also, this "an innocent man would do this and this" kind of talk is bollocks. Not everyone thinks and acts like you would or want them to. He might have a family who were under enough stress, maybe his parrot was sick at the time. All I'm saying is, Judge Judy and executioner, before you write somebody off as scum try think outside the box for a second. It's likely not as black and white as you think.
  8. 7 points
    Richards defends Dubai trip I was never a fan of Richards, but what finished him for me was his tweet defending the trip to Dubai. Saying "Don't tag me in your photos you clown, Excuse us for having a few days away after a long hard season". It was still March, the season doesn't end until mid May you prat. That says it all for me, the season was over in their minds by March. No fight, passion or pride. Get rid, he is done here! In reply to @jon_c
  9. 7 points
    We want Xia out. Dr Xia out. I just don't think you understand. From European nights to badly designed websites. We want Dr Xia out.
  10. 7 points
    If we were still in the Premier League, this would be a very impressive backroom staff team. In the Championship, it's phenomenal.
  11. 6 points
    I would rather the player who stayed at home perhaps getting in some extra fitness sessions respecting his health and body and team paying him absolutely obscene amounts of money in order for him to perform as a top class athlete in the best physical condition he can be. And yes they do exist but we seem over and over again to sign unprofessional morons about whom we say "oh well they are footballers we can't expect them to be angels" despite the fact we are paying them 100 times more than your average Olympic athlete who is young and full of life but treats his body like a temple because he is driven and wants to be the best. I for one pray the days of signing Dubai party boys are over.
  12. 6 points
    All I'll say is that I think we have enough members of the squad with mediocre attitudes, some model professionals in the Kevin Nolan, Gareth Barry mould would be high on my shopping list.
  13. 6 points
    Foreign underperformers ? LOL. Sinclair, Lescott, Richards, Gabby - not particularly foreign Amavi, if he would have been fit for the entire season I would suggest would have been player of the year. Ayew was the only one that showed fight. Clown
  14. 6 points
    They got older, richer, injured, lazier, and comfortable.
  15. 6 points
    That's the kind of crazy out of the box thinking that might just work!
  16. 5 points
    Someone posted this on twitter yesterday re: our new goalkeeping coach... thought it was a good insight: http://www.thenational.ae/sport/football/euro-2012-italian-influence-made-hart-grow-fonder#full
  17. 5 points
    I'll be honest, I saw red alert and I was thinking of this :
  18. 5 points
    They're on to your coke habit dem
  19. 5 points
    Two years today since Godzilla crashed my wedding...
  20. 5 points
    I heard that in other jobs he tried 4-4-2, 4-3-3, even 4-5-1, and stuck at it, until he found the combination to the club's safe.
  21. 5 points
    Also they all think they're much better than they actually are. Richards actually seemed to think he was actually putting in full effort.
  22. 5 points
    Oh no, what have you done!!!!
  23. 4 points
    And the fact you can look past shit like that after the season we've all just endured beggars belief mate
  24. 4 points
    Just parked up next to Gabby at McDonalds, will ask him if he's joining slimming world. On topic, you guys have really brought me round to the idea of Stan playing for us again, as well as that picture. Questions marks over whether he still has the legs but get him on the pre season tour!
  25. 4 points
    Imagine the cheer if he comes on as a sub in his first game for a home game, blow the roof of VP
  26. 4 points
    I've read that at least 10 times now and its not any less funny
  27. 4 points
    A bit concerning that he was involved at all to begin with, though, isn't it? Even as a figurehead to establish a company, wouldn't you think they could find someone a little more respectable? Setting aside for a moment the guilt or innocence regarding the failure to pay the invoices, this guy really appears to be a small-time hack who fancies himself an international player. The company's ability to pay a $25,000 court ordered invoice hinges on a Saudi passport? And that's the top Google result for the guy? Surely Dr. Tony should have access to someone a little more substantial, given his (presumed) wealth and connections with Harvard and Oxford and what not. If anything, I'd expect a successful businessman to inspiring confidence with his business dealings and possibly leaving us worried about his handling of the football side of things. Instead he's getting the football part right and looking a bit suspect with his business dealings. Not that I'm advocating for poor football appointments, mind you, but I'm a bit puzzled. Perhaps this is why the approval hasn't been as quick or straightforward as we would have liked. It seems he might be shooting himself in the foot to a certain extent.
  28. 4 points
    Please can people stop talking about cars in the Top Gear thread please?
  29. 4 points
    With two ex boggies managers now appointed to try and turn us around can it officially put to bed the utter garbage that we do not like managers because of where they come from? RDM while not universally popular as a choice, seems to have raised spirits with the only resevations around whether he can construct a football club from the roots up and his length of time served at other clubs Steve Clarke seems to be a unanimously popular appointment. Not one whiff of a "we dont want these because they managed boggies".
  30. 3 points
    The very one. Have had enough of his type at Villa to do me a life time.
  31. 3 points
    Govt has a majority in the Commons of 12, this was voted through with a majority of 375, supported by conservative and labour. 137 MP's didn't attend or vote. Don't forget to vote to get our democracy back on 23rd June.
  32. 3 points
    He knows the club, he knows football, he knows what Villa fans want and he has their respect in I would now guess 99.9% of cases. RDM could do worse than seek his opinions on players we have as well as those he might want to consider bringing in. I find your use of the term "relic" inappropriate when talking of a Villa legend.
  33. 3 points
    Actually, there is a very good reason for that, and it's that I am an idiot and missed it out. Thanks for letting me know about it, feel free to check on the other fixtures if you can be arsed to see if i missed anything else in the upcoming gameweeks. @Villaphan04@theboyangel@CardiffGreens@Daniel@NoelVilla@Czechlad@Stevo985@StefanAVFC@rubberman@tom_avfc@kurtsimonw@Demitri_C@rodders0223@TheAuthority Please note my **** up above, i have added the missed game as a row in your prediction box on the Google sheet, please can you fill that one in but don't worry about messing about re-pasting it back into this thread. Sorry lads, i had no one to verify the sheet.
  34. 3 points
    Mentions foreign under-performers, then mentions 2 English under-performers. Any excuse to have a pop at the foreigners.
  35. 3 points
    For £10m i think Dwight Gayle would be a better buy tbh.
  36. 3 points
    I used to visit the official website many times a day, until a video started playing automatically on every visit. Now I just check it for tickets or breaking stories once they've been confirmed elsewhere.
  37. 3 points
    I wish this would hurry up and get approved. I want hear more about Xia's plans.
  38. 3 points
    The like of Sherwood also pandered to him by playing him at CB at his own request, despite the fact that he was utterly incompetent at it.
  39. 3 points
    I rarely go there myself, I just keep my newsnow: aston villa feed and VT open. If the OS pops with something different first them I go there.
  40. 3 points
    No excuse what to so ever to not even try when you are being paid £40-60k/w and is supposed to be a professional. Gabby, Lescott, (Bacuna,) Richards all have to go, no if's or but's Edit: could probably add Sinclair & Guzan to that list.
  41. 3 points
    Yet in 16 months led MK dons to play offs, got a promotion, won champions league and led schalke to 6th. Some dont even achieve that in 16 years employment let alone 16 months
  42. 3 points
    Last world cup I didn't see a single ball being kicked, nothing. It was marvellous, no frustration, no crushing disappointment, no headscratching at Hodgsons ineptness. This year its the euros and the plan is to work, walk my dogs, go to gigs and catch up on films.
  43. 3 points
    We should sign some good players
  44. 3 points
    I'm still wanking into my socks, so no change for me.
  45. 3 points
    Can't Di Matteo bring in Eva Carneiro as well please?
  46. 3 points
    He was so fantastic at relieving pressure. When we were under the cosh he would pick the ball up, shield it and always draw a foul stifling the opponents momentum. We haven't had anyone in midfield capable of doing that for years hence why we always concede in the last 10 minutes of every game since 2012.
  47. 2 points
    As @useless pointed out yesterday, the sheer confidence of posters in their opinion saying they'd be gutted if we spent £10m on Bamford mirrors the posts made when we were linked to Jamie Vardy for £15m. The lad has 43 goals in 97 games and is 22 years old. Of course Chelsea are going to ask around £10m. Ross McCormack went for £11m two years ago and was 27 at the time.
  48. 2 points
    It'd built very much to be responsive as sites which are responsive shoot up in the google rankings. April 2014 was the tipping point where for the first time google saw site searches on mobile devices outweigh desktop and tablet. Incidentally despite what they say the google searching that puts responsive sites first only is when searched on a mobile. But google changes its parameters all the while. Good seo and click throughs are still the order of the day. The site was built by the company who are working on Liverpool and Evertons sites. No surprise being a Liverpool agency. I like it when compared to the old/current site. Use of a nice clean google font if a bit too busy in places.
  49. 2 points
  50. 2 points
    Getting dangerously close to Cock Piss Partridge....(*) (From Mr A Partridge for those sadly unaware)
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