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  1. 22 points
    Partly to do with the selling club wanting to have a ready made replacement in line before selling I guess. You don't want to go into the season with only 2 CB's having loaned out or released the rest and hoping a midfielder will do the job. Only a moron would think that a good idea.
  2. 8 points
  3. 7 points
    Sweet of you to show an interest. Do you think that interest will ever disappear altogether? We'd be sorry to see you go.
  4. 7 points
    I love it. Won the Xmas pub quiz on Monday, pub crawl with running club mates on Tuesday, back in the local spending the quiz winnings last night. Very excited three year old grandaughter, watching Xmas films (The Snowman, Muppets Xmas Carol, Miracle on 34th Street, etc.) Older daughter and her husband moving into their first owned house this weekend, younger daughter's second baby due in February. Wife's present bought but not yet wrapped. Cards sent. Food in the fridge, still need to get some more booze. Tree and decorations up. Several Xmas albums played, others lined up. Plenty of time to do everything due to being retired. Not (so far, touch wood) ill. It's all good. EDIT: I just wish it would snow.
  5. 6 points
    I’m no linguist but I’m guessing that translates as: ”The benefits claimant with the largest jar” what an honour.
  6. 6 points
    I think the issue has gone. Purslow has dealt with it.
  7. 6 points
  8. 5 points
  9. 5 points
    Sorry to nitpick your post but you mentioned exaggerations from other posters. I see a massive one when you say that VT gives the impression that he explicitly said he hated each and every one of us. No one is implying or stating that as the case. That would be the biggest overstatement I have read about the way Bruce conducted himself on VT. You mention him saying a few stupid things in a few interviews as the reality of the situation and that the perception of some fans is influenced by Bruce being out of favour. As we have established in other posts, I personally found issue (however petty and inconsequential this may seem) with the way Bruce answered a lot of questions from the beginning. Even before I had time to assess him from a purely football perspective and when he had my full support and well wishes his commentary irked me. I made that very clear and said that he should focus on building what he wants rather than lamenting a history that was out of his control. I thought it revealed an internal dialogue that shifted responsibility and failed to acknowledge the sheer potential that he had at his feet in managing a club of our size, stature and the personnel afforded him. I don't want to tear into him further because we've done that to death, I think it's safe to say Bruce was not the manager we all wanted him to be for us and I'll leave it there. Bruce is only human but he did himself no favours in retaining any esteem from the supporters of our club. I just want to be clear, I agree without doubt that the condemnation of Bruce is inflated because the football was not favourable but I disagree with the notion that if Smith falls out of favour he will be torn apart for saying the same things he is saying today. Smith has come in and his words reveal an internal dialogue that takes ownership for what transpires in his world. He is not concerned with the external problems that were ever present in Bruce's remarks about our club and the situations, both past and present, that we find ourselves in. Smith has come out and said he has a plan for the way he wants to play football and he has specific goals in regards to that. There is a vision. Anyone who's ever achieved in their life knows that getting to the destination is a lot easier when the path is mapped out. Thankfully that seems to be his mentality and focus, developing and implementing a way of playing the game that is appropriate and effective and so it's no coincidence that his words are in line with the action taking place.
  10. 4 points
    I dare say there are pictures of Collins and Dunne tearing it up a few years ago.
  11. 4 points
    An honourable act by a modern footballer, now there’s a rare thing. Well done Mr Collins, get well soon and I hope you earn another contract when you’re fit again.
  12. 4 points
    Some people on Facebook Villa fan pages moaning: "Nyland has been getting better, why do we need this unknown from GENT" "He is 28 and there has been NO interest in him, not even from Celtic" "We've got Mark Bunn, this is a waste of money for this pleb". The fact that we are comparing Mark Bunn to Croatia's number one keeper is one of a number of reasons I had to come back to VT for some relative sanity.
  13. 4 points
    Our last CEO was Keith Wyness. I'll take my chances. lol
  14. 4 points
    Please stop typing Premiere before I have a stroke.
  15. 4 points
    The rest of the league - and our resident Leeds fans - will be screwing when they see we’re spending £7m on a keeper!
  16. 4 points
    Finally moving into my new flat today, hopefully when all that stress is gone I can start to enjoy Christmas.
  17. 4 points
  18. 4 points
  19. 3 points
  20. 3 points
    `Micah Richards could learn a thing or 2 from this.
  21. 3 points
    Considering the way he behaved the last time he was under contract here it's at least a gesture towards repaying his lack of professionality. Fair dues.
  22. 3 points
    Yes. I hope all their staff can account for their movements over the last day.
  23. 3 points
    I think the EFL give you 50p for winning the championship but once you get promoted you get £100m+ in prize (TV) money even if you finish last in the premier league. So if we get promoted we will be spending the prize money we would be guaranteed at the end of the season.
  24. 3 points
    With a 3 year old who's very excited, it's been fun. Since becoming a papa, I've enjoyed it more, although I've always enjoyed Xmas, because even though people put a friendly face on, at least it's not their boring, miserable faces. Looking for one, last present for the wife from kid. Thought I found it yesterday, but there was a waiting list.. Other than that, all wrapped etc. Plus it's the wife's bday on boxing day, so got all that stuff too, just need to buy a balloon and banners or something will do that Saturday. I've got tomorrow off to go to see Santa at the Safari Park, which will be nice - but it'll be my kids 4th or 5th time of seeing him this year I do agree with some of the irritating parts of Xmas, like the commercialisation and pressure that comes with it, but it's not too bad. Have fun, stay safe and have a nice Xmas all.
  25. 3 points
    No we dont. We have no divine right, it has to be earned.
  26. 3 points
    While I wished it was my imagination, there have clearly been a number of posts that sound too negative towards Smith for this early on in his career at Aston Villa. Some people do sound as though they are getting ready to jump on Smith's back if he drops the ball abit. One thing we need to be aware of is giving our utmost full support and at most see the difference in constructive criticising instead of jumping down Smith's throat. I feel that if we do not go up there are going to be plenty who will turn again, all because promotion wasn't achieved in one season. We shall see if fans are really willing to change there attitudes towards managers we get in that obviously deserve that time. The owners have stated if this season isnt a promotion then it isn't a big demand that we do go up straight away under Smith. The owners have said it takes as long as it takes to get it rite and we as fans have to also take that into our hearts and minds that we may yet have a few more seasons or so before we are back in the top flight again. The main thing is we have a very excellent Coach, who can actually focus on many things at our club that will eventually bring us back to a level we have been failing to play at for around 2 decades. Dean Smith I would say is a solution that this club needs so it's best we drum up all the support we can for as long as it takes. We will no doubt have some lows under Smith, let's give him the time he needs to get it rite, Dean has an excellent mind and we are fortunate to have him at villa. Where i am sure the past two decades of managers failed to bring success. I think Given time Dean can be that man for us, he is sharp enough to adapt when faced with challenges. I am curious as to Smiths planning for trying to undo Leeds, a game I feel we have no choice but to win if we are to close the gap and keep chasing the pack.
  27. 3 points
    Personally I think it's time some of us got over Bruce and left it alone. Dean Smith is who we need to focus on now - not yesterdays man.
  28. 3 points
    You can just imagine it... 86th minute, 0-0 at Old Trafford against Burnley. Brucey looks at his bench, who can he bring on to get a late winner? Alexis Sanchez? Juan Mata? Marcus Rashford? Jesse Lingard? Suddenly it strikes him! "Smalling! Warm up! You're going on, playing up top!" That'll do it.
  29. 3 points
    Just inadvertently ended up in the front row for an open mic poetry night. Spoken exclusively in Icelandic. I don't speak Icelandic. Out of embarrassment we had to sit through 20 minutes of it and applaud in the right places before fleeing when the next act was coming on.
  30. 3 points
    This is how all January acquisitions should be done...ready for work Jan 1st!
  31. 3 points
    Disagree. He questioned fans intelligence, accused of creating mass hysteria, among other things. But, this is the Dean Smith thread, so Viva The Revolution!
  32. 2 points
    First time I ever saw something with Piers Morgan. These might be harsh words. But to sum it up: he interviews a serial killer and comes across as the asshole of the two.
  33. 2 points
    The average drone can stay in the sky for about 15 minutes. A really good one about half an hour. This is a sustained attack by an organised group not just one moron flying in the wrong place.
  34. 2 points
    Nice that we aren't waiting until 11pm on deadline day to get our business done.
  35. 2 points
    I always prefer to judge a person based on what I know of him, rather than others' opinion of him. So far, I think he is just what we need.
  36. 2 points
    Even if his apparent poor footwork leads to a few conceded goals per season, it'll be better than having a goalkeeper who looks like he's about to break into a rendition of YMCA every time a corner is whipped in.
  37. 2 points
    Fair play to the guy. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-6515875/James-Collins-physically-tears-50-000-Aston-Villa-contract.html?ns_mchannel=rss&ito=1490&ns_campaign=1490 James Collins 'physically tears up £50,000 Aston Villa contract' after suffering calf injury just an hour after signing deal with Championship club
  38. 2 points
    i've tried looking and cant find an answer but there must be a reason as to why LA doesnt have a proper underground system, like you say earthquakes, ground conditions, cost retrospectively boring a tunnel system now would cost an absolute fortune and cause years of disruption to a city that already struggles, its dead in the water but it made a great and timely diversion on the news that his rocket launch didnt happen again and from the michael o'leary school of marketing tesla is getting a lot of free coverage for spouting some bollocks that will never happen
  39. 2 points
    I have the whole of Xmas week off for the first time in my working life I was going to clean some vinyl with my new vinyl cleaning machine that I very much doubt will turn up this side of the festering season Xmas is shit
  40. 2 points
    I never know how I'm doing in the likes. I just assume I always win because my content is better than any of the shit I read on here
  41. 2 points
    people live and die on “twitter said” and helped create a world where every irrelevant event becomes a story suddenly don’t like the monster they helped create ... well colour me shocked Still , from the new found road to Damascus moment at least we know people will be consistent before latching themselves into the next irrelevant news ....
  42. 2 points
    Obviously, but when you look at this club, its fan base, facilities, history, potensial for revene growth, location, it's easy to argue we belong there.
  43. 2 points
    Genuinely makes me sad to see how poor he's become now. What a player he was for us, pretty much carried the team on his back for the 3 seasons he was here. The best striker I've seen in a Villa shirt, absolutely incredible at times.
  44. 2 points
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Stockport_County_F.C. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/County_Borough_of_Stockport Its nights and I'm bored
  45. 2 points
    I love Christmas these days... time off work to spend with family, kids super excited and happy, loads of cricket on tv, a break from trying to get the kids ready for school every day. Pretty ambivalent when I was in my twenties, but these days - for me - there's very little not to love.
  46. 2 points
    I'd carry on as you were Max.
  47. 2 points
    There's already been an issue of contempt of Parliament. Many in this country, myself included, have been looking over the pond at what we thought was a tinpot dictatorship playing out when in reality we've got our own right here, only it's worse. I wouldn't be shocked to ever learn that Mrs May was a twin who ate her sibling in the womb.
  48. 2 points
    Shoutout to the Sunderland fan listening to Bristol away on the wireless in his armchair, as if he wouldn't be watching an illegal stream if the camera wasn't there.
  49. 2 points
    According to Wiki, he has made 57 appearances for Gent but hasn't scored once. Terrible signing, Bruce out.
  50. 2 points
    I'm sorry but using the word hate is ridiculous and childish in my humble opinion when describing the Merits or lack of in footballer or manager. I thought a certain ex striker was an atrocious professional footballer - never once did I abuse him or use the word hate. For goodness it's a game ?
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