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  1. Yes, this is for real...you couldn't make this up in a Holly script!
  2. Yes, this is serious. Yes this is true. I totally agree, burning the badge is disgusting. I found out yesterday, but was so upset that I couldn't even write about it on here until today.
  3. My view on completly Hollis change when I found this out: When Villa did the Macron deal, Macron asked how many shirts Villa wanted produced. The powers that be took the numbers that they got from Nike and asked Macron to produce the same amount. Except they forgot to check how many Nike sold themselves, for example 15k were sold through Nike Town, 10k were sold in China etc. This has meant there has been a surplus of Macron shirts and this year that surplus was 40,000. So left with a surplus of 40,000 Villa shirts, the powers that be met a few weeks ago to discuss what to do them with. Other ideas were discussed, but the main one discussed was the option to sell the shirts for £1 for those that attended certain games to drive attendance during the closing stages of the season. Hollis then spoke up and said that for the £40k of revenue they'd get for selling the shirts for £1, it wasn't worth the aggravation it would cause as it would drive complaints from those that had purchased shirts at a higher price for Christmas presents etc. Hollis said it would be better to burn them. So guess what they did last week behind the offices at Villa - yes, they burned 40,000 Villa shirts in two skips!!! An Aston Villa Chairman authorising the burning of Villa shirts, any shirt, is disgusting and shows the complete lack of respect to Aston Villa and understanding of what Villa means to fans like me and you. Just think what we could have done with those shirts to drive goodwill - give them away to fans for the last game of the season? You could have even give them away to charity/people less fortunate than ourselves. But no, we decided to burn them! I am speechless...
  4. Well said! I actually think Garde is doing OK considering the players he has. How did anyone think that Gestede would be a replacement for Benteke? We should start preparing for the championship now and get players that will play for the manager in the way he wants.
  5. Four? are you including Bunn? As he is an absolutely typical Lambert style signing. Not saying he's bad, just saying. also anyone one know why Senderos hasn't featured in any pre-season or U21 games? Is he still injured? He's not played in a ridiculously long time. I think they're all "Lambert style signings" just worth a bit more money. Probably evidence that the manager doesn't have sole control over the transfers at AVFC anymore. In fact, I'd say Bunn is pretty untypical of the transfer style when Lambert was here. He's not young for a start. So you are saying Amavi is similar to Luna or Bennet - a French under-21 player? Richards similar to Senderous? Sorry, but my view of the player we have bought so far is a little different to yours. And my four, I am excluding Bunn but including Sinclair. Who scored goals for us last season - not like Tonev...
  6. I actually think we are in a good position and should trust the current strategy. We have bought in four good quality players so far, not like the previous buy cheap and hope strategy under Lambert. Getting Adebayor and a quality young striker with potential to sell on for a bigger fee in 3 years would actually be a smart piece of business. It's what we've done with Benteke. Adebayor will also provide good experience for the younger players. I do think we need a 'captain' for the team - either a quality midfielder or centre back. 3 more quality signings and I'd be very happy going into the season. After all Tonev has finally scored - what's not to be positive about!
  7. Totally agree. He has shown no respect for the club, bearing in mind he was a former captain. I've said it many times, I'd rather we got rid as we've only had 1 decent season out of the time he has been with us. Nothing would make me smile more than Benteke to wipe the floor with him next season when we play against him, whoever he signs for.
  8. I reckon we are going to do a swap deal for Barry Bannan...
  9. When I first read about him leaving I was very disappointed - but reading some of the comments, I think you guys are right. I'm not too bothered now. I think he wanted Everton all along, and only came to us because Everton couldn't agree a fee in time and he didn't want to be sat in the UTD reserves. He helped us stay up and he was decent for a few games (but only a few) but hardly a world-changing performance for us. I could be syndicalism and say that he was playing for a contract and therefore stepped up his performance towards the end. I'd rather have someone that wants to play for us and is passionate about Villa than someone who see's us as a stop gap.
  10. Be massively disappointed....The Times are quoting that Gil has been made available for transfer and told to find another club. I can't believe it, but Sherwood must have seen something he didn't like. If you look closely at the pre-FA cup final training video the club put on YouTube you can see the guys warming up. Gil isn't sprinting anywhere near as hard as the other guys - he knows he's out.
  11. Oooh... that's some fuel you've added there! I reckon they are playing CNZ instead of Gil in the hope someone buys him in the summer, and then Gil becomes a regular starter next season.
  12. Service to Benteke has been dreadful. Of the goals he has scored this season, I think most he's actually made himself. If he's getting no service, what's he meant to score off? In the last few games he's been dropping deep to help get something setup. With decent service he'd do well. He is a 'needs a few chances to score' type of player, not like Bent who needed one sight of goal and he'd score (in his prime), but Benteke is coming back from a long time off. If we'd signed Lambet in January, it would have taken the pressure off. He needs someone to spark off, and maybe that person is Sinclair...
  13. I agree...look at Westwood just trotting back. Without Clarke getting stuck him, he would have been straight in on goal
  14. What's happened to him? You just have to look at him off pitch with the antics he gets up to, children with numerous women etc - with all that going on, I'm not surprised he's not focused on his football. In a counter attacking team his pace helped, but now we have changed strategy, his one big asset (his pace) doesn't help us anymore. I feel like he's turning into another Vassel/Joachim type player, great pace, but that's about it.
  15. I think I'm being a bit too negative this morning, but Weimann is another player with a lot of effort put in, but end product is poor. Was it a surprise that when he did play well two seasons ago, his contract was up, he was linked to Newcastle and we suddenly gave him a new contract. Ever since he's dropped off. Gets the occasional goal, but now where near the amount he should.
  16. Totally agree with you - I think Sherwood will get the most out of him and we should snap him up permanently. My worry is he will do well for us and someone like Everton will come in for him in the summer.
  17. I just think he needs managing. Some players only perform with decent management, I would trust Sherwood to bring him in one game see how he peforms for him. I see your point, but I think CNZ is one of the most overrated players we have. I don't think he Sherwood could get a performance out of him. It's been too long - two years - since he had a decent game. Shame he didn't sign for small Heath United when they had the chance
  18. Who put this guy on a two year deal? Bad piece of business. We should have done a pay per game deal with him.
  19. Sorry to disappoint, but he is utter gash. He gets close to goal and shoots himself. If he played today, because it's against a former team, he'd try and take on everybody then shoot wide of goal. He did that all goal a few seasons ago. I think we played him to put him in the shop window and get rid in Jan - it didn't work, so he's not not first choice. One of Lamberts poor strategies was playing him.
  20. I like the fact he's starting to be tougher on the pitch. I have always ought we have lacked a bit of toughness on the pitch. I also like the fact he stands up for his team mates, like when Okore was fouled. Ok, he got sent off, but that aggression to protect and stand up for your team mates is good. He has had patchy form before, but he is playing better this season. Is his contract due yet? I'd bin Vlaar and focus on Clarke and Okore as CB with Baker and Senderos as back-up.
  21. We should have sold him in the summer. We've had one good season out of him and people were crying for him to stay in the summer. Now he will leave on a free, we'll get no money for him and all we got was one good season.
  22. I don't know why there isn't more positive talk of Scott. The guy got a pasting on here before he joined us and he's scored two in two games, one of those coming on as a sub. Everybody talk of Benteke, but if we got behind this guy, he could make a massive contribution. Just think, Gil one side, Sinclair the other - we are almost back to the days of Young and Downing on the wings.
  23. Times are reporting this morning that it's Sherwood's to loose - Fox is really impressed with him, apparently. My worry with Tim Sherwood is his back room staff are at QPR and he didn't get the job at QPR. Also, Sherwood gets the job at Villa, who are his back room staff going to be? There is a risk in whoever we choose - but is Tim our man? Really?
  24. I'm think he will be off - and we will be worse off for it. We should be making the spine of the team out of Okore, Delph and Benteke. But why would Delph stay? Arguably we've only had 2 seasons out of him, and in the last season plus this one, he's come good. I think he is very ambitious and would want to use his England form to get a big payday and into a top six team. We might be top ten, but he will go to someone who has a shout of Champions League football. That is unless we sign a marque player in Jan that gives us that extra push up the table. You can't blame the guy for wanting the chance to play at a higher level, just wish it was us. He said a season or so ago that he would miss the birth of his child to help Villa stay up. It would be nice to see that commitment now wouldn't it?
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