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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.

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  2. 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

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  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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  5. 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!

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  6. 4 hours ago, villalad21 said:

    I honestly think it is a waste.

    Steer is fine, imagine if we used those money on a proper dmf

    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. 

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  7. 2 hours ago, Dave-R said:

    Seems like he's been given a new contract till end of next season which is fine so long as he can keep his form..

    It says it all doesn't it that be brought a keeper for 7 million then our keeper who got sent out on loan, is recalled and is making it in before Kalanic and Nyland. Question is did we seriously waste 7 million, it's still a tough one to answer at the moment..

    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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  8. 1 hour ago, weedman said:

    At the start of the season there were people (myself included) saying he wasn't playing well enough and needed to do more. The summer debacle clearly affected him (he's said as much himself I'm sure). That's not the same as thinking he's crap and overrated. Good players can be out of form and while it doesn't change the fact that they're good players, it also doesn't mean they can't be criticised for it.

    He's playing amazing now and has added more end product to his game that was missing even last season, let's hope he keeps it up and captains us to promotion!

    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. 

  9. 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.

  10. 15 minutes ago, mikeyp102 said:

    I’ve said for a while he’ll be here next season, having the armband handed to him today confirmed that today. 

    Abother class performance, I’d never seen him before he came here, but every game he has been class. 

    Hope you are right mate

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  11. 3 hours ago, villalad21 said:

    Seems like Rodgers is off to Leicester.

    Sucks, he would be my first choice for the Villa job in the summer. I guess Jokanovic would be a decent choice but our options gets smaller now.

    Was never coming and would never come to Villa unless we were already back and settled in the prem. Dont understand why people think think thisa, same with Rafa. 

  12. If he can carry this form on he would be an excellent signing if we can make it happen in the summer. I’d make him captain next season if we keep hold, communicates and leads, which i hardly see Chester or Hutton do. Cant see Chester getting back in if he continues like this.

  13. This time last year Norwich fans were calling for Daniel Farke’s head. Here’s hoping we as fans will reaping the reward for patience next season. Signs look like we are beginning to get things in order, here’s hoping so. UTV

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  14. I think the reason smith went for the ref in his post match interview is because if he said what he truely thinks about the defense he might alienate the players, which he has no choice but to use in the next few games b4 jan. his tone and body language screamed frustration amd annoyance. To me he was probably protecting players as it was plain to see our defense was really why we lost, not the ref, even though he was poor moat ofbthe game.

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