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  1. I am going to send PM’s to 20 random posters. 5 will be abuse, 5 will be Kenneth Williams Gifs, 5 will be fish puns and 5 will be some very reliable ITK information I have just received. I hope those 20 lucky posters are happy with what they get.
    22 points
  2. That’s paying him quite a condiment.
    13 points
  3. Maybe he tried reading the Rashica thread.
    11 points
  4. As a collective you would never want to see the side that played last night in the Premier League, or even a handful coming in at the same time. Two or three of them needing to come into the side at the same time though to cover for injuries/suspensions and we would cope just fine. It is always nice to add more quality but as others have said Rome wasn't built in a day and I think if there are no more incomings we will have still made big strides during this window. If we can keep doing that over the next couple of years we will have a very good chance of getting back to where we all want to be, and where I think we are capable of getting, which is consistently challenging for top 6 finishes.
    10 points
  5. Given one of the symptoms is a loss of taste, I assumed he'd always had it.
    9 points
  6. It's ok, we've got Keinan "Drogba" Davis and Traore, who we clearly signed off the back of his performances as a striker 3 years ago. We're well covered.
    8 points
  7. Thanks for the PM, Rigo. It's a shame, but he had his heart set on Champions League football. He'll do well at Leipzig.
    8 points
  8. If people are writing this guy off after a poor performance alongside a team that generally didn’t look like it had ever played together then they need their heads checking. He certainly needs to up his fitness but what are you meant to do when most of the other players in the starting line up appear to be glued to the ground? And we wonder why players’ heads drop. Give him a chance ffs
    8 points
  9. Again I’ve never heard of him but I hope we sign him.
    8 points
  10. **** come on Covid. Old obese dude in his 70s, you can do this.
    8 points
  11. FA will probably cancel the fixtures and give Liverpool the 3 points.
    7 points
  12. Kain'es been called up by England 19's
    7 points
  13. That XI wouldn't last 21 seconds in the PL.
    7 points
  14. Yeah, Rob Dorsett was right, wasn't he?
    7 points
  15. Nope, Dorsett said we had no more money before we spent £37m on Emi and Traoré. He’s never been right, a bit like you and your cryptic posts
    7 points
  16. Says it all when my instant reaction to that is I don't believe him and think it's a stunt
    7 points
  17. President Trump & Melania test positive for COVID.
    7 points
  18. You’ve become everso angry lately Kiwivillan. A lot of Bournemouth fans I speak to rate him very highly and say he’s a much better player than Wilson. Im not saying he’s a world beater, I just think he could do a job for us and is perfect for where we are now.
    6 points
  19. A lot of people are saying it's the mildest symptoms ever recorded
    6 points
  20. Cameron Archer has moved to National League Solihull Moors on loan until January 3
    6 points
  21. I do think at the moment going out of this cup right now might not be the worst situation, last season when Wembley was within touching distance we hit rotten form and I think that was a distraction
    6 points
  22. Took Trez a year to get there, El Ghazi splits opinions but mine is he is a luxury player who gives the ball away to often. Traore has ball control and vision that is far better, his goal last game was sensational and some of the touches and passes he played, even when the rest of our team were largely crap, were top class. Once he has his fitness levels up and is playing with our first team he will be a valuable player . I can't help but notice that some posters on here obsessively search for negatives ( not directed at you Tomaszk) its becoming tiresome and takes the pleasure away from reading villatalk. Constructive criticism is enjoyable but these destructive elements are obviously motivated by factors that I suspect would be better discussed in the ' other football ' section or there own forum . UTV
    6 points
  23. No - it was £10 - no millions!
    6 points
  24. It is imperative we bring in another forward player. Our options across the front 3 are currently... Watkins Grealish Davis Traore Trezeguet El Ghazi Jota We need another quality option in there I'm afraid. We cannot be in a position where Trezeguet and El Ghazi see extended game time this season. I know Trez runs around a lot, but he is seriously short of quality. Hopefully we can shift El Ghazi and Jota.
    6 points
  25. Generally I’m not one for stats, many of them are subjective at best and misleading at worst, for instance assists and chances created are poor stats to asses a player by in my opinion. The one stat that is fairly reliable is goals scored for forwards, sure it doesn’t tell you everything about them and their all round game but it tells you how good they are at their primary job. The undeniable undebatable truth is Davis doesn’t score goals. 5 goals in 70 games (not completely up to date) is simply a woeful record. I posted the stats because I find the debate around him frankly bizarre. He doesn’t score goals, he shows no sign of improving in this aspect of his game so there shouldn’t really be any debate about it. The only debate to be had is if the remainder of his game and contribution is sufficient to mitigate the fact he won’t score. Jury is out on that one but personally, although I like some of his attributes right now it’s no. I’ve not seen comments from Jack but they are utterly meaningless really, he is hardly likely to be anything other than positive about a team mate and possibly a mate. I think Davis is very very fortunate to get a new deal and is a beneficiary of the fact we could only afford to bring in so many people this summer and other positions were prioritised. Unless he improved dramatically he isn’t going to be a Premier League forward for long in my view but I hope to be wrong.
    6 points
  26. The defiance of opening this is funny. Like throwing things round the classroom when the teacher has gone out.
    6 points
  27. I like the presidential candidates who don't get covid. SAD.
    5 points
  28. Finished 1-0. In fairness, I think we deserved it - Kesler was the best player on the pitch, Chukwuemeka caught the eye, Tyreik Wright scored a nice goal stroked into the bottom corner from the edge of the box and the team put in a massive amount of energy and effort. A word for unsung hero Lewis Brunt who I thought tidied up brilliantly and Dom Revan who other than one mistake was excellent. Really good performance over ninety minutes.
    5 points
  29. Josh King available for £10m apparently. Would be a decent number two striker and can play out wide too. Something like that and I think we'd be okay then.
    5 points
  30. As long as we're progressing I am happy. Nice 12th place finish and then update the squad again. Rome was not built in a day, and Villa turds will not be flushed in a transfer window. We do not know Smith's ceiling yet, but as of now he is still progressing, so I'm happy.
    5 points
  31. Gotta love how the Ayr Advertiser is covering the story...
    5 points
  32. You’re being a bit delicate yourself with this mate. Just post what you know.
    5 points
  33. Have you heard what I’ve heard?
    5 points
  34. Not surprised to see the criticism so early doors, was a few on here already made their mind up before he even joined from reading Lyons fans on Twitter. Looking forward to seeing him in a run of games with better quality players who can actually consistently complete a pass and bring wingers into the game. People love to have that 'I predicted it back in.....' or the 'I called it back then and was criticised' ego massaging type posts, just dying to get invisible 1 ups on a message board. Give a player a chance, hasn't even played 90 minutes yet. Surely supporting players is of better value than these little sad 'I'm a sage' negative predictions on a bloody message board.
    5 points
  35. Our makeshift second XI demonstrated exactly why they are our second choices last night. They seemed to be going through the motions and failed abjectly to press any individual claims for a starting place, that they may have had prior to last night, in all but a couple of cases. This was a bitterly disappointing performance and we got what we deserved from the game, a humiliating cup exit. Eleven team changes proved to be our undoing. We might have got away with playing 3 or 4 of our first team, but there was no experienced player who was on the field to take this game or even a couple of our under-performing starting line-up by the scruff of the neck! The question is, were we right to make such wholesale team changes? Games are coming thick and fast, so something had to give, it turned out to be our involvement in this cup competition. It should not have been our first team players, who cannot be expected to play three games a week and to maintain the terrific start that we have made in the league. Making a lot of changes worked at Ashton Gate, it could also have worked last night, had we had any sharpness up front and had we taken one or two of the three very good scoring opportunities that Davis, Lansbury and El Ghazi squandered. Players who do not in my opinion, share the responsibility for this defeat are few. Steer did nothing wrong and demonstrated on his return to fitness that he is a reliable keeper to have on our bench. The three substitutes had limited time to pull this game out of the fire, but they all improved us. Ramsey cannot yet be expected to make a midfield tick without adequate assistance at this early point in his career (although he did well enough himself) and Traore deserves the benefit of any doubt, given he is so new to those around him. The rest could and should have done much better. Stoke deserved their home tie with Spurs last night. They did what Stoke teams so often do against us’ They had a solid defence, were well organised, kept their shape and did what was expected of each of them. They had the will to win that we did not. They unlike us, had players such as Campbell, Powell, and Souttar that looked good and were up for this game. Would we have lifted the trophy had we have won last night? Probably not and us fans, would have been highly unlikely to have got a trip to Wembley had we got there, in any case. It was the way that we went out, that was the issue for me. We started the game as if those wearing claret & blue, were disinterested in the game. Having a crowd there would have made it less likely that our players would not be shaken out of any complacency. There was a slight improvement in the second half, although it was not a significant one and I would have expected more reaction to what should have been a lot of cups being thrown around the dressing room, during the interval. One bleak performance from a second choice starting line-up should not in any way tarnish the great start that our first team have made to this season. They bare no responsibility for this, and their confidence will remain intact. This was a night to forget and that is what we all need to do, we are now free to concentrate on the league. My player ratings from a game that did for our hopes of a second successive cup final in this competition are: Jed Steer – 6 - MOTM – Did well to push a 25th minute Powell shot from a Brown cross over the bar for the corner from which they scored their winner. Vokes left three defenders behind him, as he moved to the right edge of the 6-yard box, where he glanced the ball between Jed and Elmo into the net. Would have loved this one to have gone to penalties! Frederic Guilbert – 4 – Some way below last season’s best. Ahmed Elmohamady – 5 – Did as well as could be expected, playing in what was an unaccustomed position. Kortney Hause – 4 – Missed having the reassurance of having someone of the experience of Mings alongside him. Was only able to watch the ball fly over him, when an unchallenged Vokes headed a 54th minute Tymon cross wide of the left-hand post, when he so easily could have extended their lead. Neil Taylor – 4 – Has performed better than this and a lack of experience, is something he does not suffer from. Bertrand Traore - 5 – Needs to improve on this and I am sure he will. He looked understandably frustrated but seemed a touch too ready to let this game drift by him. These are early days for Bert though and he will not have been at all familiar with what to expect or not to expect, from the players that were around him last night. Will hopefully react positively to playing alongside our first-choice selections. Marvelous Nakamba – 4 – I expected a bigger impact on a game than this, when things were going wrong around him. Jacob Ramsey – 6 – Unable to get enough on an 9th minute header from a Taylor cross, which was gathered by Davies. Did well to bring a 22nd minute El Ghazi cross under control, but his shot was easily gathered by Davies at the near post. Substituted on 71 minutes. Henri Lansbury – 3 – Skied a shot from the edge of the box well over the bar on 12 minutes. Totally mistimed a header from a 31st minute Guilbert cross, sending the ball harmlessly wide of the keeper’s left-hand post and a golden opportunity for an early equaliser was gone. Anwar El Ghazi – 5 – Hit a 45th minute free kick from outside of the box that was comfortably gathered by Davies at the left post. Failed to reach or stretch for a cross from Davis on the hour that just needed prodding in, he reacted slowly to the chance and showed no anticipation. Made a good run into the box on 67 minutes, through a Stoke defence that parted before him, but the shot at the end of the run was easily gathered by Davies at his left. Had some bright moments again, but not enough of them. Keinan Davis – 4 – Traore found El Ghazi who hit a nice 39th minute cross to the far post that just needed a finish, sadly Davis was only able to steer the ball wide of the post. Not a lot of service, but he could have been expected to have made life more difficult for the defenders he was up against. Substitute: Ezri Konsa – 6 – Replaced the injured Hause on 58 minutes. Made a noticeable positive improvement on our defence. Ollie Watkins – 6 - Came on for Ramsey on 71 minutes and hit a sweet 72nd minute shot from the edge of the box that was destined for the top right-hand corner, before Davies tipped it over. Jota – 6 - Replaced Traore on 77 minutes and with hindsight probably should have started. Up the Villa! John Lewis
    4 points
  36. I think it's harsh judging him in a game where everyone was shite. Especially when just the week before, when we performed well, he looked scintillating. Seems everyone was off yesterday. Watkins has missed chances as well, but he is the shiny new to and adds alot so gets recognition for that, which I agree with. Yet Keinan get slagged off for his lack of goals in games, when I'd argue, he also adds alot to the team aside from goals ( Just now ) when in form.
    4 points
  37. King seems to fit in all sorts of ways. Covers two positions which we're short in, is fit and fast on the counter, has PL experience, is available and reasonably cheap. I think he'd be a good signing, and I hope to see him come in.
    4 points
  38. Not going to post anymore on that matter as it just seems to be pissing the forum off and causing unrest to many of the delicate posters on here so it's easier not to with the hassle it's causing. So instead I've PM'd the latest and last update on this to 5 random posters. Let's wait and see. Overall, a good transfer window from the Club.
    4 points
  39. Dean Smith was rightly frustrated with the players last night as were we, it was an opportunity missed for both them and the club but it illustrated how much work and investment is still required. Our squad still carries the weight of some frankly woeful players and their contracts, some from previous managers and owners and truthfully some from this. It is though worth pointing out that it is two years ago today since Whelan missed ‘that’ pen and Purslow told Bruce to ‘roll we sleeves up, take his cabbage and go home’. Two years. In that time the progress we’ve made is remarkable really, it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone though that there is significant work to be done that will take years. Two years is a long time in football but the rot these owners and Smith inherited had been festering for 10 years at least. In those 10 years those running the club on and off the field were, and I use this phrase collectively for all, inept. So while last night was frustrating to Smith and us all we just need to remind ourselves where we were two years ago. We are loving forward, we are getting better and that process will continue but we will continue to have results like last night when we have no option but to use players we know aren’t good enough. Onwards and upwards.
    4 points
  40. Oh, I thought you’d heard about the word. But in other news, I have also heard absolutely nothing.
    4 points
  41. Everything is compounding at the moment. I try my best to make the most of the simple things in life; those things that have been around forever, and some that are traditional. Tonight I walked and the full moon was spectacular. In the clear sky I spotted a shooting star, and this was all after having fish, chips and mushy peas after work from a van that stops in the area every Thursday evening. There are fascinating things around us constantly, it may just take a bit of imagination. I hope things pick-up for you.
    4 points
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