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  1. 22 points
    I'm just off to bed but I'll share this thought with you. I've been supporting Villa actively since 1957 and even though we won the European Cup in 1982 I have never been so excited by Villa as I am tonight. In 1982 I was ecstatic, but the realist in me knew that we hadn't got a hope of backing it up. Tonight I'm going to bed secure in the knowledge that we're in good hands, Sleep well and enjoy the season guys and girls.
  2. 19 points
    Our record signing as well, with a 5 year contract, "Undisclosed Fee" is the official version from the club, according to the press £5.8 million rising to £7 million with add ons, he should be ready for you in about 12-18 months time for at least £60 Million!!!!
  3. 19 points
    I’m not in the know and never profess to be!! However for anybody that can be bothered to look back at the Dean Smith thread, you’ll see I called his appointment before anybody else. Same source has told me Benrahma is done. The exciting striker is Belotti of Torino - he’s in advanced talks but it could go down to deadline day. Make of it what you will.
  4. 14 points
    We regard you like Blackadder does Baldrick. There's a level of affection, but it's hidden under layers and layers of anger, pity and multiple Wednesday's worth of frustration.
  5. 14 points
  6. 12 points
    The irony is that the people who think they're being called KKK Grand Wizards for being asked to maybe not sing a chant with racist undertones are way more sensitive than the people they're telling to "stop being offended". You can't even say the word racism without people getting in their feelings.
  7. 11 points
  8. 10 points
    So we are only considering a bid? We haven't yet prepared a bid, tested their resolve, or slapped in a bid? Pathetic, I bet Leipzig arent even braced yet. What the hell are we playing at?
  9. 10 points
  10. 10 points
    Kodjia always gets overly criticised. Mainly cos he's a bit different. I'm not referring to race albeit the lazy stereotype may have some link. He's just a bit out there sometimes. People fear what they don't know. He's not lazy at all. He works bloody hard for the team and especially at holding the ball up. His biggest issue is and continues to be decision making. I'm convinced if he played up top last season for us for as many games as Tammy did he would have got 20 plus goals.
  11. 9 points
  12. 8 points
  13. 8 points
    I’ll wait till the ink is dry before getting excited.
  14. 8 points
    I’m somebody who hears tit bits from time to time and passes them on to you lot to rip apart before generally being proven right!
  15. 8 points
    Its no wonder Villa fans turn on their players so quick, hype them up to be amazing and turn on them if they cant quite get to those levels. There is no way a single one of them is as good as Young was for us when we used to finish 6th every year. I'd be delighted if one of them could replicate what Young did for us, let alone 3/4 of them! Young had the 2nd highest number of assists in the entire premier league over the length of time he was with us (only behind Fabregas) Either you didn't rate Young that highly or you are massively overrating these 4
  16. 8 points
    He's a Newcastle United problem now so let's not listen to him any more.
  17. 7 points
    They make better calamari like that.
  18. 7 points
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  20. 7 points
    This thread is priceless, a few unproven wingers are better than Ashley Young was or us Young was banging abut 10/15 assists a season plus a good few goals
  21. 6 points
    Need to ring the bell dude. @rjw63 @LancsVillan @Milfner @StefanAVFC @Tubby @Xela @abdomlahor @zak @rhyscartwright_avfc @kkr @sexbelowsound @Beastmix @maqroll @Brumerican If you want to keep the RB scoring the same then use the happy emoticon on this post. If you want to remove points per carry for RB's then use the sad emoticon on this post.
  22. 6 points
    Dont really believe we wanted Maupay, if did we would have signed him ages ago
  23. 6 points
    No. More like the clubs we want to buy players from need to line up replacements.
  24. 6 points
    I this short article on Under A Gas Lit Lamp gives a good overview of why the chant is problematic. Ezri Konsa’s Leipzig Chant Should Not Grace the Premier League
  25. 6 points
    UK magazine/weekly newspaper, published for years:
  26. 6 points
    yeah was going to put that in and then thought about creating a games not gone thread following your other comment his wife has breast cancer, she's from Sardinia so inter have sent him to Cagliari on loan so she can get treated surrounded by her family
  27. 6 points
    It’s not about being “PC” either, I always hate that phrase as that’s too easy to dismiss things and is used as a byword for people being over sensitive. I think fundamentally it’s about being nice to people and thinking ‘perhaps saying things about people that reinforce stereotypes isn’t a nice thing to do’. I’m a white male in my 30s though... I’ve had an amazingly privileged life by comparison to many, I doubt I will ever fully understand exactly how it feels to be marginalised.
  28. 6 points
  29. 6 points
    p232 of the new manager speculation thread: He's not wrong you know! edit - the wednesday referred above would be the 10th October... spooky
  30. 6 points
    Look how far off claret the skip is. Doesn't match the branding at all. Sack the board.
  31. 6 points
    I've never been a fan of cricket but watched the last 2 hours or so of the world cup and really got into it so I thought I'll give the Ashes a try and although I don't fully understand all the rules and that I am obsessed with it now! Watched a good 10 hours or so of it
  32. 6 points
    Let's get this rolling again
  33. 5 points
  34. 5 points
    I said it in a different thread, but mocking people who point out that something could be racist is a really strange way of reacting to the situation.
  35. 5 points
    ‘Tidbits’ is an Americanism of an English word ‘Titbits’. So on VT it should be ‘Titbits’. Hearing or reading ‘Tidbits’ grinds my gears.
  36. 5 points
    Darn it... we should have got in there first and saved ourselves £15m quid this time next year...
  37. 5 points
    This chant is extremely offensive to people with micro penises. I'm absolutely livid.
  38. 5 points
    See pages added to Benrahma thread, get excited. Open thread, see tons of posts about Ashley young and Dwight yorke. Leave disappointed.
  39. 5 points
    I prefer not to speak. If I speak I am in big trouble.
  40. 5 points
    I've seen this mentioned in a couple of places, and I just thought I'd highlight the definition being used that leads to this number, which is any shooting with a minimum of 4 fatalities. It excludes a shooting in Brooklyn last month in which 12 people were shot but only one died, for example, which seems absurd. Using the definition of 4 of more people shot, not necessarily killed, they're up to 295 mass shootings in 2019 alone.
  41. 4 points
    Or, you know, stick to chants that don't have racist undertones.
  42. 4 points
  43. 4 points
    Belotti!? Surely not, if we sign him, we'll truly have had the best transfer window of any club since the beginning of transfers.
  44. 4 points
    Good thing about having squad depth and quality is no more putting out joke teams for cup games. Might actually get ourselves a decent cup run.
  45. 4 points
    I second the above posts. Ashley Young was superb for Aston Villa. One of the best signings in our history I would add.
  46. 4 points
    Young is probably our best ever PL player apart from Yorke
  47. 4 points
    John Douglas or Jack Douglas? He was Marvelous?
  48. 4 points
    Yes, it might. There are so many, and if everyone waited for a picture to be validated, it would be an interesting disruption to discourse. Might create a few jobs though. If the picture is a fake, it would unhelpfully distract from the simple fact that there's a racist, white supremacist, murderous current of thought among what seems to be a worryingly large segment of the US population, which Trump reflects, amplifies, validates, and strengthens. In that sense, the picture portrays a truth, whether this guy used it or not. So whether or not the picture is genuine, the existence and growth of this segment is the point. I'm sure attention will be focussed on the question of the picture, rather than the core issue. But on the image itself, I expect there will be some people right now trying to arrange their weapons into a similar message, brows knitted with concentration, wishing they had done more jigsaws as a child.
  49. 4 points
    He is already at one of the "big guns"
  50. 3 points


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