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  1. Omg, I wish people would stop saying “you’ll hear more soon”, “trust me”, “I know people at the Villa”,“believe me”, “it’ll get worse” etc... you all know sweet f*** all so stop trying to sound like Detective Frost with your ‘definitive’ posts.”My cousins mate knows Howard Hodgson” so what? I once met Mark Bosnich and Doug Ellis on the same day. The link? We both know nothing about what’s happening inside Villa Park. It could very well go that way but trust me and believe me, you don’t know for sure that it will and you all sound like dozy self important twonks.
    8 points
  2. Delighted for Jonathan Pearce, you can tell that goal from Salah meant a lot to him.
    7 points
  3. Once you control for the fact that Kane plays for a side that is no where near the best in the league, whilst Lewandowski plays for by far the biggest side in Germany, who are able to outspend everyone else by a significant factor, who routinely win the league by a minimum of 10 points (last season by more than 20), I think Kane's goal tally speaks volumes with respect to Lewandowski. As I say, if they were to trade places I seriously doubt Lewandowski would be as prolific whilst Kane would score even more.
    6 points
  4. When someone who hasn't watched a football game since England were last in an international tournament it giving their 2 cents on why England were shite last night, and why England are shite, and where we are going wrong, and who is a terrible player. You don't get to have an opinion mate. You don't even know their bloody names.
    6 points
  5. I genuinely think all Birmingham mail does is repeat the same things over and over worded differently with a few added bits of conjecture and speculation, I genuinely think they know sod all and are just putting out click bait. doesn't mean we aren't in the poop though
    6 points
  6. The amount of penalties given this tournament by VAR just shows how many game changing moments are missed by refs usually.
    5 points
  7. Read a couple of reports in the media here saying how good England looked, especially in the first half. Then read this thread, and pretty much every one seems to think England were diabolical. Amazing how some people think we should just walk right over teams like Tunisia, as if they're a bunch of players who have only just been introduced to the game, rather than a well-drilled team who are one of the best in their federation, with a game plan to frustrate the opposition and not concede. Any win at a World Cup is a good win. England have now eased the pressure on themselves, and know that beating Panama will leave them in the last 16 with a game to spare. What's not to like?
    5 points
  8. When that one Tunisian had the ball kicked into his side in first half injury time, he fell to the ground and flopped around like a dying fish, then paused, rolled over to check if anyone was looking, saw that they were, rolled back over and started flopping again. That took more than 90 seconds, and the referee extended first half injury time by 9 seconds. We weren't great, but I think for a performance against 11 players determined to do nothing, a hopeless referee and bad VAR decisions it could have been a lot worse.
    5 points
  9. @sne was thrilled with the win over South Korea
    4 points
  10. Yes I can see why the sign off of @Delphinho123 would cause a reaction, given that yours are so measured ....?
    4 points
  11. I think its fair to say that the premier league is more competitive than the Bundesliga, especially as a Bayern player.
    4 points
  12. I think Tony is frantically trying to find some money in China as we speak. If he doesn't I imagine he will sell anything that we still own. The next 2 or 3 weeks could be the end for this club. Alternate wording ?
    4 points
  13. Lads do yourself a favour and ignore articles with negative headlines. We know the situation is bad and the papers will just keep repeating how bad it is until something new actually develops. Just try and relax and enjoy the World Cup in the meantime.
    4 points
  14. The USA in 2018 My wife and I have had the conversation and we are looking at job opportunities in other countries. It's sad but many things are just adding up to leaving. The treatment of women here is appalling. No Federally mandated maternity leave. The best you can hope is 8 weeks at 50% of the states average weekly wage. That is through an insurance program and employers are not required to pay anything. Book your C-section for Friday so you can be at work by Monday. And what is happening at the border is beyond the pale. I hope Stephen Miller is arrested and jailed for this in the future. The worst elements of the Police force and ICE have been emboldened to bully and devastate people's lives. I hope the predicted "blue wave" is going to happen in the midterms in November.
    4 points
  15. Not true. This forum shows conclusively that we can guess, then get really angry about what we have guessed, then debate the merits of that guess for 27 pages, and call for the sacking of assorted Villa personel based on that guess ?
    4 points
  16. Players doing the telly sign annoys me as much as the imaginary card
    3 points
  17. I will put a tin hat on now.....(Just my view on it) The myth that Canabis is a gateway drug to other harder drugs - incorrect, alcohol is the gateway drug to all other problems. (How many people try alcohol 1st ? 99.99999%?) (See Holland for a complete populations worth of cast iron proof on this. It is however the biggest and greatest gateway to crime in that, they will start kids delivering weed, then onto the A class drugs. Make it legal and I suggest that 30-50 % of crime and criminals will just dissapear. (You dont sell heroin aged 12) Suddenly you dont need all the Police / Prisons. Tax will go down. Money to the NHS will go up. The Police, it must feel border line pathetic for them looking in ashtrays for little bits of weed in cars, on Police interceptors they actually think they are doing well. Waste of their time and everyone elses. Imagine the cost per year, laywers / police / prisons / Crime created becasue its illegal / all the other crimes that take place becasue of the total obsession with it in the UK. As I said , my tin hat is on. However, I have lived in the UK for 28 years and Holland for 18 so on this subject I think I know a tiny bit. (Every single house in Holland is allowed to grow 5 plants, even if you have kids, again this explains all the murders and rapes here in Amsterdam everyday, like loads or it could be ZERO, one of the two. go.....
    3 points
  18. Journalist: "What do your teammates call you?" Shola Ameobi: "Shola" Journalist: "What does Bobby Robson call you?" Shola Ameobi: "Carl Cort".
    3 points
  19. We could do with him if we can't keep Johnstone.
    3 points
  20. You could always leave... Did you really meet Doug Ellis and Mark Bosnich on the same day, btw?
    3 points
  21. Ultimately he failed twice. If he is one of the best managers in the league and we had one of the best squads then we should not be talking about 1 goal in a final. We should have got autos.
    3 points
  22. If anyone's interested, I came across this blog late last night: https://villaleaks.com/ It's written by the bluenose that created a similar blog uncovering the depths of crap that Blues have been in since Carson Yeung took over. To be fair, he really seems to know his stuff when it comes to chinese business. No idea who he is, but I would stress that in my opinion he isn't wallowing in our downfall or taking the piss, it's a genuine blog and I think he may well uncover some information over the coming weeks. He has removed the comments feature for obvious reasons. 3 articles on there so far, all very interesting.
    3 points
  23. So, based on that, Maddison is worth a little bit more than Adomah then? Albert got 15 goals and 5 assists last season - he's worth a lot more than Grealish right?
    3 points
  24. Two things... I wish they would stop going on about Salah, **** hell, it has been endless. And during this game they mentioned the fact Kane should have had penalties. STOP IT! We won, it's over. **** off Pearce.
    2 points
  25. 2 points
  26. 2018 and the debate rages in the Alan Hutton thread about the worst full back at the club and it's not even Alan Hutton! What have we become
    2 points
  27. That's what I think, if you've not knocked the ball out of the players immediate reach and then you've wiped them out you've fouled them surely. Otherwise it would be equivalent to trapping the ball and then punching an opposing player in the face, "touched the ball ref".
    2 points
  28. Blimey that’s relief . I read the Heading title as “ Aston Villa Are History Thread”.......?
    2 points
  29. World Cup time is upon us and the question popped up in the Jedinak thread about who was the last Villa player to score in a World Cup match while at our club. Made me wonder what Villa players have EVER scored at a World Cup. And actually who played and what happened and all that. So like everything in this thread correct me if I'm wrong but a little light reading suggests that this is the history of Aston Villa players at the FIFA World Cup. I believe Peter McParland was the first ever Villa player to both appear and also score at a World Cup in Sweden in 1958 for Northern Ireland. Opening the scoring against Argentina in a 3-1 loss in their second match, he then grabbed both goals against W.Germany as Northern Ireland took the lead twice in a 2-2 draw that meant a play off against the much fancied Czech team they had already beaten in the first match to progress. McParland equalised just before half time before scoring the winner in extra time in a 2-1 win. Before a 4-0 loss to France saw them go out in the Quarter Finals. 1958 - Peter McParland - Played 5 games. Scored 5 goals. (Northern Ireland) I don't think we had anyone else represented until Allan Evans played against New Zealand in the 5-2 win for Scotland in 1982. They went out in the group stage - it's Scotland. 1982 - Allan Evans - Played 1 game. (Scotland) 1986 came along and we had Steve Hodge in the England squad. He actually did ok and was part of the upturn in form against Poland and Paraguay. Got 10 mins against Portugal, Came on for Robson against Morocco. Started and finished the other 3 games and of course, what we all remember is his contribution for the Hand of God incident obviously... and then he went to Spurs. Didn't he lay on a couple of Lineker's goals that year? Either way he played 5 games. And I could never understand as a kid why we didn't like him. 1986 - Steve Hodge - Played 5 games (England) Italia '90 saw 3 Villa players appear. God and Tony Cascarino for the Republic of Ireland and obviously David bloody Platt. Despite being in the same group they didn't play against each other as Platt was not selected for the first game. Platt got half an hour against the Dutch, 5 mins against Egypt and was a 71st minute sub on that fateful night against the Belgians. Super volley, last kick of the game, England through and THAT smile. Best ever World Cup moment for me that. And he hadn't played 90 minutes in the tournament! As for the other boys and Ireland's greatest moment McGrath and Cascarino both played in every match. Cascarino scored Ireland's 4th in the shoot out against Romania before going out to Italy in Rome in the Quarters. Platt started against Cameroon and re-paid Robson's decision with the opening goal that day. He also started the Semi and converted England's 3rd penalty in the shoot out. Next up... Pearce and Waddle...and the rest is history! Platt also started and scored England's goal in the 3rd and 4th place play off which often gets forgotten. 1990 - David Platt - Played 6 games. Scored 3 goals (England) 1990 - Paul McGrath - Played 5 games (R.O.I.) 1990 - Tony Cascarino - Played 5 games (R.O.I.) Platt (1990) also shares an actual official FIFA World Cup Record with Fabio Grosso of Italy (2006). Latest goal from kick off with no goals in between - 119th minute. The Irish lads are part of a dubious record as the Republic of Ireland became the second team in World Cup History to reach the Quarter Finals without winning a match. USA 1994 and Ray Houghton the star of the Villa show with his belter against Italy in an Irish squad with 4 Villa players. Paul McGrath, obviously Houghton, Steve Staunton and Andy Townsend. All 4 played in all 4 games as Ireland scraped through a tough group. Recorded their first ever win in 90 mins against Italy. Also recorded their first ever losses against Mexico in the groups and in going out to Holland in the last 16. 1994 - Ray Houghton - Played 4 games. Scored 1 goal. (R.O.I.) 1994 - Paul McGrath - Played 4 games (R.O.I.) 1994 - Steve Staunton - Played 4 games (R.O.I.) 1994 - Andy Townsend - Played 4 games (R.O.I.) France '98 had 2 Villa players appear. Savo Milosevic for Yugoslavia and Gareth Southgate in the England squad. Savo started the wins against Iran and the USA and didn't feature against Germany or when they went out to an Edgar Davids 92nd minute winner in the round of 16. Southgate started the opening match against Tunisia. Didn't see the field for the other 2 group games, although tactical genius Hoddle did send him on for Graham LeSaux against Argentina in 'the Beckham game' in the 71st minute. Maybe he was down to take the 6th penalty? lol. Ince and then latterly Batty miss in the shoot out and we're off home. 1998 - Gareth Southgate - Played 2 games (England) 1998 - Savo Milosevic - Played 2 games (Yugoslavia) 2002 like '94 saw 4 Villa players appear although unlike 1994 it was for 4 different countries. We saw Alpay Ozalan make the 'All Star' team as Turkey finished in 3rd place despite a red card in their opening match against Brazil when he conceded an 86th minute penalty tucked away by Rivaldo in a tight 2-1 win for the Brazilians who would later knock the Turks out in the Semi final courtesy of a solitary Ronaldo strike. Alpay played every minute in the knock out stages and excelled as Turkey saw off surprise package Senegal, co-hosts Japan and finally other co-hosts South Korea in the 3rd and 4th place play off. Villa youth team graduate Darius Vassell appeared for England, starting the Sweden game and coming on as a sub in the Nigeria game and replacing a tired Michael Owen for the last 11 minutes in the Quarter Final as England also went out to Brazil. Steve Staunton was still in the Irish team and stepped in to captain them through the tournament after Roy Keane was sent home following the 'Saipan Incident'. Ireland reached the last 16 going out on penalties to Spain but had those 2 Robbie Keane late goals and another unbeaten record to cheer about. Staunton appeared in every match. And last but definitely not least, Olaf Mellberg was flying the Villa flag for Sweden. 4 games in total as Sweden followed us out of the groups at the expense of Argentina before falling in extra time to Senegal in the last 16. By appearing in the Sweden v England games it seems it was the first time two Villa players had appeared in the same match at the world Cup for opposing teams (Vassell/Mellberg). 2002 - Alpay Ozalan - Played 5 games (Turkey) 2002 - Steve Staunton - Played 4 games (R.O.I) 2002 - Olaf Mellberg - Played 4 games (Sweden) 2002 - Darius Vassell - Played 3 games (England) 2006 in Germany and Mellberg would be back for the Swede's and as captain this time alongside Milan Baros for the Czech Republic and Ulises De La Cruz representing Ecuador. The Czech's went out in the group stage and Baros got an hour against Italy in their final match. Sweden, drawn against England and Sven again, get out of the group again only to lose to Germany in the round of 16 where Ecuador also went out courtesy of a Beckham goal against England. 2006 - Olaf Mellberg - Played 4 games (Sweden) 2006 - Ulises de la Cruz - Played 4 games (Ecuador) 2006 - Milan Baros - Played 1 game (Czech Republic) 2010 in South Africa saw Villa represented in the England squad again as Emile Heskey and James Milner both got game time. Milner started against the USA but was subbed off for Shaun Wright Phillips after half an hour and returned for the win against Slovenia and started the Germany game getting subbed off on 64 minutes for Joe Cole. After Germany scored a 3rd and 4th on 67 and 70 minutes respectively, Cappello threw on Englands great hope on 71 minutes and surprisingly Emile came up short. 2010 - James Milner - Played 3 games (England) 2010 - Emile Heskey - Played 1 game (England) 2014 and Ron Vlaar was rather unforgettable. Putting his injury woes aside for a few weeks he put in some top notch performances and was their defensive rock as they finished 3rd. Unfortunately for him he missed Holland's first penalty in the semi final shoot out against Argentina. 2014 - Ron Vlaar - Played 7 games (Holland) 2018 all about Jedinak (3games - 2goals - Australia) and Bjarnason (3games - Iceland) who have, by my reckoning, become the 20th and 21st Villa representatives at a World Cup already. Elmo didn't make an appearance for Egypt. Jedinak becomes only the 4th Villa player in history to score at a World Cup then! 2018 - Mile Jedinak - Played 3 games. Scored 2 goals (Australia) 2018 - Birkir Bjarnason - Played 3 games (Iceland)
    2 points
  30. Touching the ball doesn’t mean it’s not a foul
    2 points
  31. I understand Suarez as last minute of extra time But 3 minutes into the tournament is crazy
    2 points
  32. Not sure. For me he's world class already, he's arguably the best finisher in the world and his hold up play, shooting from distance and distribution is also top notch.
    2 points
  33. If Davis ends up being half the player Heskey was in his prime then I'll be chuffed to bits.
    2 points
  34. Same, i haven't seen us play with that pace and zip for a long long time. I was impressed, another day we would have took our chances and been out of sight. I saw enough to be positive and see us developing further. I think I will leave this tournament just disappointed and saddened when we fail instead of being absolutely **** livid.
    2 points
  35. Man tough crowd. Ok then: Alan Richards Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Hutton Subs: Hutton, Hutton, Hutton, Hutton, Hutton, Bunn, Hutton
    2 points
  36. Lovely article by Lukaku here... https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/romelu-lukaku-ive-got-some-things-to-say
    2 points
  37. Not happy with playing Bunn in goal. How about playing Hutton there?
    2 points
  38. "You can't win anything with kids".
    2 points
  39. Wow that looks pretty steep, I guess approx 5% for 2k so quite relentless. Looking fresh I was ruined at the end of mine
    2 points
  40. Not according to some guy I follow on Twitter.
    2 points
  41. My cat chased a rabbit into the house the other night. You could see from the look on her face that she was pretty proud of the catch, but also realised she'd bitten off way more than she could chew and would actually now like a little help from her humans please.
    2 points
  42. Not sure if you ever watch La Liga Steve but refs in that league would send you over the edge. Saw many a game last season when 3 minutes would be given, the winning team would have a player faking injury for 90 seconds and Ref would still blow right on 93.00.
    2 points
  43. 2 points
  44. Without reading the whole post and just going off of how it started. Did Chris Hughton, Jokanavic or Wagner have the most expensive squad by transfers, wages, reputation and experience in the league when they took over? I'm thinking no. So in essence those managers molded lesser teams on a highly restricted budget into well oiled football playing machines with a clear path to progress and success. The board and fans at those clubs could see the pathway to progress so stuck with them. We on the other hand clogged about with talented star players who pulled off miracles in certain matches to paper over the cracks of poor systems and tactics. This has been said a million times and is the bleedingly obvious but it seems some of you feel if you repeat the same argument enough it will drown out the common sense and reality of the respective situations until they somehow become valid arguments. ?
    2 points
  45. Dr P. Why watch? Why post? Your just ruining this topic for others.
    2 points
  46. He'd shat himself?
    2 points
  47. BEST GAME EVER, NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE IT!!!!! FOOTBALL AT ITS FINEST!! **** YOU ALL!!!!!
    2 points
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