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    AVTV 2018/9

    It’s the Sheffield Wednesday coverage on mine. ive been listening to how they should have gone into the break 1 up. Our guy has gone for a cuppa.
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    Harold Moukoudi

    Predictable... ’sleeping on it’ my arse. Sounds like agent speak for ‘not enough zeros’ ah well. I’d never heard of him before we were linked so it’s hard to be distraught.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    I drink with his uncle occasionally near Walsall. We were interested before he signed for Brentford actually, but don’t think we put in an actual offer. He’s from he area, nice balanced lad and would sign for Villa in a heartbeat.
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    Jack Grealish

    I’m worried how similar McGinn is positionally to Grealish. If we sold Grealish for £30m now what would your reaction be? id be gutted but would understand it. We would be dented quality wise no doubt!
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    André Moreira

    Is there any possibility at all we are under a transfer embargo? Blues signed that player and weren’t able to register him and have since been left in limbo. Perhaps we’re awaiting a rubber stamp before announcement, are confident of getting it (hence him joining squad) but need to argue a few things? Who knows.
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    Tony Xia

    Obviously not full of good news, but fair bloody play for coming out and being so straight forward.
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    Tony Xia

    Open letter seems to have caused the website to crash. Can anyone share it who has it open?
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    Southern US States

    Cheers guys. The good thing about USA is that there is no shortage of potential routes. Something we're looking at currently is:- Nashville->Memphis->New Orleans->Houston...then jumping to Las Vegas but driving out to the Grand Canyon and doing some camping over that way. Although still ambitious in 2 weeks, it's more akin to something i'd like to do. I've thrown in some of your suggestions so thanks!
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    Southern US States

    Just wondered whether anyone had any strong reccommendations for the Southern US states? By process of elimination with my usual group of mates we seem to be settling upon a 14-16 day trip covering the Southern States. Various routes have been discussed but it'll be something along the lines of Atlanta-Memphis-New Orleans-Houston-Austin-Dallas. Various ideas such as hiring an RV and/or maybe fitting in an Amtrak segment have been discussed but so far I am not as excited about this one as I usually am. Nothing is screaming out at me just yet. Think i'm a bit concerned it'll end up being simply lots of cities broken up by long drives. I love a road trip but usually want to travel via interesting terrains, National Parks, Coasts etc. as part of them! We've done plenty of European and California road trips so I suppose this will be something different. Have any of you travelled around these parts? Any suggestions for relatively off-the-beaten-track sorts of experiences? Or even for the big cities? New Orleans is currently my highlight so is it as good as I've heard?
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    Any idea what the situation is with the other players we loaned out last season? Gil - at one point his Loan->Permanant clause was said to be nulled by Deportivo's relegation. Is he back at ours at the end of this month? Vertout/Sanchez/Amavi/Elphick - I'm assuming they were all sold permanently. First three have gone on to be top players elsewhere De Laet - Persume we're stuck with him again after his loan in Belgium?
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    Its driving me mad the number of times I' reading (mostly on Social Media but also on this forum a bit) that we need not sell Grealish and just focus on shifting the dead wood. I just want to scream ITS NOT THAT EASY!!!!! Who the hell would want to be saddled with any of the rubbish have on bloated wages e.g. Richards, McCormack, Whelan, Hogan, Lansbury, Jedinak. The biggest problem is the first three and they are old and on PL contracts. If we tried to flog them we'd end up paying them the majority of their wages, never mind various loyalty bonuses etc. and FFP doesn't help since the books will show an asset loss which undermines the intend to get rid in the first place. Of course, if someone out there was happy to pay a decent slab for them..woo hoo. But it isn't happening! Feels to me like the only realistic course of action is to take our medicine in the short term by bleeding younger players, selling Kodja/Grealish and Chester when we receive decent fees...which might not be until the January for all of them when the hysteria dies down and we aren't seen as a source for bargains. Also ban Bruce/Team from buying anyone else over the age of 28! I've read about a possible renewed promotion push this year. No chance...if we still had good team spirit and was able to keep the core of a push...However, with the uncertainty around the club, there is no chance of getting to the same level of team togetherness, let alone quality for a good while yet. Keeping Bruce (IMO - but do see the other opinions) seems sensible to me in order to avoid a nose-dive. But if that comes with selling our best players and only recruiting more Whelan' thanks!
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    Tony Xia

    exactly my thoughts. Right then, back to transfers. Do you think we'll need to replace Hutton or will Bree/Taylor step up....
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    John Terry

    According to a crappy paper claiming an ‘exclusive’, he’s set to take a huge pay cut from his 60k/week here to join Derby for a year to link back up with Lampard. I’d be a bit gutted to see us facing him next season.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    First time poster to this thread but.... I've been invited to a (long-time best-mate's sister)'s wedding in the summer. The ceremony is on a Monday. It's a 4.5 hour drive away for me, UK Based, and they've booked a barn or something and need a minimum number of people to stay over for 3 nights (Sat, Sun, Mon) to make the numbers work and secure the place. As it's a best mate I can't really say no and genuinely am happy to be invited to her wedding and respect her family, but 2 days leave for me and my partner is causing real issues for various genuine reasons, other weddings we're going to and more selfish ones such as our own holiday plans (this year is a significant birthday for me). I've told her that my plan is to travel home on the Monday evening (which will be a mission! - and no drinking) but still happily pay for the full 3 nights (£200) which has been met with a long silence so far...which experience has taught me isn't good with her. If it was just me I might just about reluctantly be able to swallow the 2 days leave but my partner has much less allowance than me (no flexi time unlike my ability to build flexi time) and if roles were reversed i'd be floored! I feel guilty even asking but shes been a good sport so far. It would be very different if it was my best mate, or her best mate/sister I think.....or am I just being really really miserable, since I've been privileged to go to the last 3-4 weddings I've been to.
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    Tony Xia

    There's a WBA forum I have taken to peering into for a few quick laughs in light of their implosion (and I have mates who have stopped texting me about football lately despite obsessively keeping me updated with our own implosion 2 years ago) and it seems one enthusiastic Tesco Bag has ascertained the Recon Group Accounts. Obviously they look terrible. The irony that they are in the same predicament next season (and have similarly obfuscated accounts with their own Chinese owners) isn't lost on all of the people in the thread mind but this might be useful reading for some - here, by "Kit Kat chunky" There's a bit more on the link - various baggies talking about the situation.