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  1. AntrimBlack

    Match Thread: Wigan v Villa

    Fortunately we will not be going up this season. Gives us time to bring in players with balls and also to assess Smith.
  2. He stated that he was happy with everything, but did not like the style of football. Pretty smart, in my opinion.
  3. Seems like he has done that with Hause.
  4. Seems so. Agent will ruin his career if he does not change him.
  5. AntrimBlack

    Tammy Abraham

    We need permanent signings. Loans are no way to build for the future.
  6. AntrimBlack

    Callum O'Hare

    I suspect you would have seen a different O'Hare if he had the first team players around him, in stead of the silly makeshift team that Smith sent out. I agree with most posters, however, that O'Hare needs to go out on loan, as do a number of our youngsters.
  7. AntrimBlack

    Villa and FFP

    The difference is that we have never had owners and a CEO as astute as we have now. Purslow has stated that it will be acceptable to remain in the Championship, and I suspect that they will give Smith another season to get up, in the belief that we would then go up with a stronger team, capable of staying up. Purslow is also one of the architects of FFP, and he will know how best to deal with it. The importance of that should not be underestimated. And be prepared that they will drop Smith like a hot coal if they feel he cannot take them where they want to go. These are not the sort of guys to mess around.
  8. AntrimBlack

    Tammy Abraham

    I like him for where we are now, but, like you, I don't think he is good enough for the PL.
  9. AntrimBlack

    Dean Smith

    I may be wrong, but I seem to remember that Terry picked out O'Hare as the one to watch.
  10. AntrimBlack

    Lovre Kalinić

    I thought I saw somewhere that he and Elphick are both able to play against QPR?
  11. AntrimBlack

    Jack Grealish

    Or how about trying to get someone as good as Grealish so that all our eggs are not in one basket. We are going to have to do that eventually.
  12. AntrimBlack

    Mitchell Clark

    The loan system is so much more beneficial for young players than playing for the under 23's.
  13. AntrimBlack

    Dean Smith

    It is down to the man. Bruce must have known in his heart that his ideas were outdated, and that the Villa job was too much for him. Smith is a modern manager, confident in his abilities and not cowed by a big challenge.
  14. AntrimBlack

    Jack Grealish

    Eventually we will have to buy someone of Grealish's standard or better to either replace him, cover for him, or compete with him for his position. He is the standard of player we will need in most, or all, positions, if we are to achieve anything of significance.
  15. AntrimBlack

    Lovre Kalinić

    Our back four is pretty shit. Even Tuanzebe and Chester do not fill me with confidence. A new back four is imperative.