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About honest_bertie

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  1. 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.
  2. Deserved a point, missed chances we should have buried in first half, mistakes cost us. Ref a disgrace, their left back should have been carded in first 5 min, co-commentator can do one as well, begging for spuds to win it all game.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Heaton motm followed by Luis. Before the season we expected to be take a few beatings and tonight could have been one but for heaton. this team has more resilience than the teams we had the last few years in the prem. its a young team that are learning and adjusting to a tough league. Feels like we are a couple of players (striker and winger) away from being a solid midtable side and we need 2 or 3 better quality subs that can change games, looking at our bench tonight only Luis was really the quality we need to be able to bring on in these sort if games work in progress, disappointing in parts but positives to take as well.
  6. Not sure about this, for a little more we could get someone like Lolley.
  7. 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!
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. This. Showing his true ability now and seems to be maturing rapidly. Every game he gets hit constantly by the other team and loads of abuse from opposition fans, he just gets up and laughs it off and plays his football. Think giving him the armband has been a vety good move and great for his confidence, seems to have gone to the next level.
  13. The general. Cant underestimate how much this guy has brought to the team, great with the ball, intelligent, goes long when needed, organises the defence and not afraid the tell people when they not up to scrarch.
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