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  1. Lot of supposition in there, with respect you don’t know that we will have a bare bones squad or that it will be lucky to be as good as last year. I get your opinion but will wait for the next few weeks to pan out as I am comfortable that we know what type of players we want and how they fit into our playing and recruitment philosophies. We are not competing with Man City or Liverpool (yet), we are competing for mid table safety. The US is a distraction, in my opinion, we do not need our first team squad in place for that.
  2. So to summarise, four pages of Cahill discussion based on an article in the gospel that is the Daily Star? Cahill is not the answer to our issues, we are not that Aston Villa of old anymore (I believe).
  3. I wish some people would take a breath. People flapping about having players in place for the “US Tour”, it’s one game, it means little in the grand scheme of things, we will use youth players as fillers as needed. The main thing for us is quality over quantity. We all remember windows over the last few years where we have spent for the sake of it and all got giddy about new faces. We didn’t start to compete until we got the RIGHT faces in! There is a moral there! Keep calm, keep faith!
  4. It amazes me that some want to pursue these thirty something signings, remarkably short memories. The club has already told fans its policy on how it will go forward, for those waiting for Sturrige, Cahill, Milner, Austin, I think this window is going to be a real disappointment. Look at Dean Smiths Brentford, built around players with energy, pace and an ability to carry the ball. Last season was a compromise using aging players brought in under Bruce’s tenure, the Premier League team will not be. Time for this club to look forward, not back, time for the fans to do the same
  5. Wow you dug that out! However, still a project as Smith took us up with largely Steve Bruce players of which 10 have now departed. What excites me know Is what a Dean Smith team will look like, as I believe that he will keep us up.
  6. Do we? Where did those “marquee signings” get us last time. People seem to forget Dean Smith got us promoted with what was essentially Steve Bruce’s team, 10 of whom have now been released. Now it’s time to see the pace and movement of a Dean Smith side rather than the compromise of last season. It’s performances and ability that count, not price tags.
  7. I get your argument but disagree. There are others like Hause, Tuanzebe and Mings out there who have the legs, talent and desire to succeed. I would take one of them all day long over a player we have to compromise our whole style of play for due to his age and lack of pace. Look back only to make sure we do not make the same mistakes, then move forward!
  8. Fortunately, we have more options than Chester or Cahill. There are better options and that is why we have invested in our scouting system. I would rather have Hause, Mings and Tuanzebe than Cahill and if we found them, we can find others on the right side of their career evolution.
  9. Definite no to Cahill, have we not learned from this type of signing? Sign Cahill and instantly we have to defend deeper to cover off his lack of pace, that hampers our whole Dean Smith tactical approach with the high press. I genuinely hope we take the emotion out of these signings and focus on strong, quick and hungry players. We are not going to be shelling out Man City figures, so let’s build year on year, with emerging younger players, not has beens on their way down.
  10. I just hope we learn and don’t spunk money on poor players. I trust Smith, think we will go for young, pacey players who are hungry to prove themselves!
  11. Looks like I am going to be in Ottawa for the Play Off Final. Any Villans there that are getting together to watch the game? Is there any bars where the game might be on? Cheers
  12. Last year I was nervous about us going up because we had no system or baseline to keep us up, Dean has given us that! We are now ready to go up and stay up, we just need to navigate the play offs with the unexpectedness and uncertainty they bring

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