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  1. WakefieldVillan

    Ron Saunders in care

    I lost my mum 6 months ago to this cruel disease, so it is still very raw, there really isn't a positive, just hope he has the best care possible and my thoughts go out to him and all his family
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    Pre-Match Thread

    I'd go... Nyland Tuanzebe Chester Jedinak Hutton Elmo McGinn Hourihane Green Grealish Kodija Morreira, Taylor, Lansbury, Whelan, Bjarnsson, Adomah, Hepburn-Murphy Think Bruce will make 2 (or 3) changes with Nyland and Tuanzebe coming in and possibly Jedinak. UTV
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    Pre-Match Thread

    Apologies but what does this mean? Think the Jack will he stay or will he go thread has affected my brain!
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    Pre-Match Thread

    Praying for 3-1 Villa
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    Tactics for the 2018/2019 Season

    Didn't realise we had re-signed Ian Taylor
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    Tactics for the 2018/2019 Season

    I must concur what others have already said on here and that we do not have the players for playing 3-5-2. I too, do not mind the system but we seriously lack the pace (particularly at the back) and the ability on the ball to play out from defence. I hope Bruce is just trying a few things out in pre season and doesn't try it away at Hull in a couple of weeks time. As our team is at the moment I would play 4-1-4-1 and line up something like: Steer De Laet Chester Jedinak Hutton Bjarnsson Adomah Hourihane Grealish Kodija Davis (if fit) Bunn, Elmo, Elphick, Whelan, Green, Lansbury, Hogan Think we desperately need to add a new keeper (seen we are linked with one, Bunn should not be anyway near the squad). A new centre half - Think Terry would have worked in a three, I'd take Tuanzebe on loan, Huth would be an upgrade on Elphick, hard to say who though without knowing whst funds we have to work with. I would prefer Jedinak mopping up in front of the defence but only in certain games against physical opponents. I think Davis is the best we have at holding the ball up and bringing others into play, hence Kodija out wide. Need to keep Jack and Chester and I think with a couple of good loan signings we will be play-offs again UTV
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    We have had worse. We have had better. I am more concerned about who will be wearing them. I thought they were going to be dreadful to be honest but I quite like them both. 7/10. Not keen on the Luke logo though and I have seen better kit designs from people on here.
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    Jack Grealish

    I can only reiterate how everyone else feels about losing Jack. I couldn't sleep last night after watching that Steve Bruce interview. I am 40 for Christ Sake! I remember being in tears when my hero David Platt left, but I was young so could be forgiven, football meant literally EVERYTHING to me back then. Since then we have lost the likes of Bosnich, Yorke, Young, Delph, Barry and Benteke - All of whom I was sad to see go, but accepted that there were (are) bigger clubs than us around and circumstances around those departures are completely different to this. Jack, for me, could reach the very top, if he can stay clear of injuries I fully expect him to be a major player in any of the top sides. I would have loved to have seen him in this World Cup with this England squad, I think he could have easily made his mark in the games we have played. The way he glides past players is a joy to watch, he retains the ball well, he can pass, thread balls through, slow play down, such a skillful technical player. I am not saying he is better than, say for example Dele Alli, but I think he has been extremely poor this tournament and I do think Grealish has a higher ceiling. Absolutely devastated that we are going to lose him in the way we are and I don't think I could ever forgive Dr Xia for letting this happen. I can't bring myself to talk about him on Jack's thread. I wish Jack all the best though and will genuinely watch him as much as I can regardless of him not wearing our Claret and Blue jersey.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Huddersfield v Villa

    Think Chappy was pretty much spot on with his match summary earlier in this thread, I went with an Ex Huddersfield Town player (supporting Villa) he thought like me we were worthy of at least a point, possibly three. In the end missed chances cost us and a very sloppy goal to concede. My player ratings are as follows; Johnstone 6/10 - Made a good save early on but the linesman flagged so wouldn't have counted, didn't have much to do other than routine catches. I think it would be a little harsh to blame him for the goal. Bree 7/10 - Looks a good signing, composed on the ball and nullified the Huddersfield pacy winger. Would have liked him to push on a bit more but that may be Bruce's instructions. Taylor 5/10 - Think he's a little more solid than Amavi defensively but still got caught a couple of times in the first half where he was a bit hesitant. Chester 6/10 - Solid enough. Baker 6/10 - See Chester. Though he did get caught out in the second half when he pulled down Wells. Rightly carded. Jedinak 8/10 - My MOTM. We look a much more stronger unit with Mile in the side. Won all his headers. Does the dirty stuff. Lansbury 7/10 - Worked hard, extremely unlucky with the strike that rattled the bar, felt like he tried the ball into the channel too much second half, again maybe Bruce's instructions. Hourihane 5/10 - Surprised he's had any votes for MOTM?! Was most looking forward to watching this guy live but was left disappointed. Think the 1st half miss affected his game somewhat - In a Barnsley shirt that breaks the net! Tried hard but quality was lacking. Spent most of the night closing down the Town centre halves, but when we do this we need to hunt in packs not as individuals. Adomah 4/10 - That rating could be a little high! Was invisible most of the match and showed nothing on the ball. Disappointing to say the least. Amavi 5/10 - Looked like he was asking Bruce where he needed to be during the first half. Think it's a straight choice at LB between him and Taylor. Last night with them both on the pitch we struggled physically. Kodija 6/10 - Showed some nice touches and battled hard against two physical Town defenders but had little support from his team-mates or the referee. Subs; - Both a little too late to judge Referee 4/10 - Rated poor - Jedinak harshly yellow carded with his first challenge yet the Town players seemed to get away with lots of similar challenges, niggly ones that went unpunished. Mooy's foul on Lansbury looked a nasty one (yellow given, perhaps a red?! but would need to see it again). Think the pen for the tackle on Kodija would have been harsh, think he should have just fallen naturally and it may have been given, the theatrical dive made it easy for the ref to give it Town's way and to appease the home fans. Bruce 6/10 - Average - I think he played the right team and on another day we win that, but don't think it was particularly pleasing on the eye from either team. Injuries/Suspensions didn't help as we had no one on the bench who could really come on and affect the game.
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    January 2017 transfer window

    Didn't realise he was Pontus Jansson's twin ;-)
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    Pre-match Thread

    Gollini Bacuna Chester Baker Amavi Jedinak Tshibola Grealish Adomah Kodija Gestede Subs: Sarkic, Hutton, Elphick, Gardner, Ayew, McCormack, Westwood
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    Ticket News

    Spoke to the Ticket Office yesterday and was told that we have sold out the initial allocation and the club were awaiting official confirmation from Fulham F.C. whether we will be allocated anymore tickets. I was desperate to go to this with the match being switched to Sunday and it not clashing with playing football myself, therefore signed up to the Fulham Supporters Club and managed to order two tickets in the "Neutral" end. Never been before and not sure what to expect, but I am hoping that it will have plenty of Villa fans in there. I am in Block P4 which I think may be the closest to the "Away" end but others may be able to confirm?
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    Ratings and Reactions: Villa 0-1 Liverpool

    Some ridiculous over reactions on here in my opinion. I stated on the match thread that I was worried that the two high intensity matches we have had combined with Liverpool's week of preparation may play a part in yesterday's result and for me it did. First half they obviously bossed the game which was clearly evident for all to see and we struggled in midfield to get close and the Liverpool trio of Lucas, Henderson and in particular Gerrard were dictating play. Thought to be fair to the reds they played some pretty decent stuff without really testing Brad apart from a wonderful taken Sturridge goal. I feel that although Okore may have switched off slightly from an attacking perspective, you have to give credit to Sturridge for his movement, quick feet and calm finish. As hard as it was to take. I felt though from 40 mins on we were the better side and definitely deserved a point from the game. Benteke had chances at the end of each half which produced great saves from his Belgium counterpart and Gabby should have done better with his sliced effort. Delph for me was our MOTM. I feel that the comments regarding Bacuna are slightly OTT. Yes it wasn't a Stan debut but give the guy a chance, thought he looked half decent at RB. I feel 3 points from our first 3 matches is a good start to the season and we are very unlucky not to have 5 possibly 7! I would love one more signing before the window shuts - most noticeably in the AM area and someone that can provide the killer pass and the key to unlock a deep sitting defence. UTV.
  14. I am loving the optimism in this thread and although I can appreciate where it is coming from after two extremely good performances, I just hope that if it doesn't go our way then we all can accept that 3 points (should be 4, possibly 6) from the opening 3 games is still a decent start bearing in mind the teams we have faced. Even though we have a young, energetic team I actually agree with Lawro (1st time for everything ) that playing midweek in a high intensity match and given the reds have had a week off to prepare I think that we will lose this one unfortunately. I hope to god I am wrong because I f***ing hate Liverpool with a passion, but that's my honest gut feeling. Probably 1-3. Although whilst I agree that it's pretty difficult to drop anybody after the opening two matches, Lambert has the dressing room behind him therefore it's not like it is going to cause any problems telling someone that he's just looking to freshen things up and that is what I would choose to do. I would play the same back 4 that completed the game at The Bridge, but maybe bring Sylla in for El Ahmadi and Tonev for Weimann - doesn't always work but the players coming in will be just as eager to impress and keep their place in future starting line ups. Come on you Villa boys!!!
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    http://s1351.photobucket.com/user/TheFelt1982/media/Video_zps54413664.mp4.html Hope this has worked?! First time I have tried to post a video