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  1. Swap McGinn for Bassouma and i reckon that would be a big step forward for our midfield. Appreciate all he has done for us but should be on bench fighting for a place now, not an automatic starter. We need better, and with better i think Luis will shine more. Think he gets pelters on here, but is often hung out to dry by McGinns sloppiness.
  2. Although we are not playing quite as slick as we were we are still winning, games we would have used to have lost. Had a few bumps in the road v burnley and spam. Hopefully a rest this week will do the players good and we can start getting back to where we were, not being quite so week in midfield. Shout out to Nakamba but need fully fit and firing Luiz and McGinn to play at our best. Think Dean needs to sit down with Barkley and have a word, great when he’s on it but just to lethargic, leaves so much space for other team to run into because he seems so resistant to chasing back. T
  3. If he is a box to box midfielder then maybe it would be good for him to replace Barkley, 2 box to box midfielders might be what we need in the middle, Barkley does seem reluctant to get back once attacks are over
  4. Sorry but i find this post rather ironic considering the constant unconditional praise you lavish on Keinan Davis, who is currently a striker who struggles to score. I like KD and want him to do well but it you cant have it both ways. I seem to remember Fred defending rather well a lot of the time in his first season in the premier league, also making a few mistakes. Your post is just contradictory based on your posts un the KD thread. In reality is KD good enough for where we want to get to, probably not, but both he and Fred have roles to play.
  5. If possible, we should be building a team round this guy. Purslow/Smith need to sit down with him, tell him that they want to build the team round him, whatever league we in, double his money and tie him down to a new longer contract. Really rate Dougie, but not just as an individual, like jack, its the balance he offers to the team. As someone mentioned, think Jack is now to much of an individual, comes with so much baggage being homegrown villa, be sad to lose him but given a choice would rather see Doug stay and develop a team round him. Heres hoping.
  6. I think many people have forgotten he is 21 and settling in to a new league (toughest in the world) and a whole new culture/country. The sort of player who in previous years would move on and we’d be seeing him being successful for another team thinking, shit we should have held on to him. Gaye, Traore and Enda Stevens spring to mind
  7. I like trez same as i like wes. But like wes i’m not sure he is going to cut it long term, perhaps, i’m not sure. Got to say i much prefer el gazi. El gazi is calmer on the ball, has better strength, spots and makes better passes has better positional play and far better technique shooting. We look a better team when anwar is playing. Trez and wes both have the unfortunate habit of looking out of control a lot of the time when they have the ball, clumsy.
  8. Not sure about this, for a little more we could get someone like Lolley.
  9. Imagine if we had joe lolly in his place! Thats the sort of player we want (but unfortunately have got) Would compliment our current line up so well!
  10. Could Lansbury do a job on the wing. Know it sounds wrong but at least he seems up for it which Albert doesn't and he’s a far better passer than green. Just whether he has the fitness maybe is main question.
  11. What anoys me is is Southgate is just perpetuating the top six dominance in signing players. By playing people like Hudson-Odoi who has hardly featured in the prem Southgate is turning players heads at lower league clubs. He is a **** - the only people his attitude helps is the top six in prem, players will sign for them knowing they dont even need to play reguarly. It doesnt even do Southgate any favours to say this!
  12. Do you know we didn't try? I dont think its that simple really. And what if steer had of got injured instead of Nyland? If this if that. I’m happy with Kalanic and all our signings this season, so far it lools like we have sensible people with half an idea of what they are doing in charge now, rather than the charlatans we’ve been unfortunate to have last few seasons.
  13. I don't think we did waste 7mil. I’m glad Kalanic is here, with him and Jed we have 2 good keepers for where we are at. What i do think we wasted was the money we spent on Nyland and the wages we have given Bunn over the years.
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