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  1. 3 hours ago, Villan4Life said:

     you're right i read Spurs a week ago but looks like he's close joining Brighton

    Chris, what do you think of Dan Ashworth, what he’s doing at Brighton and is he the bees knees in the scouting/technical director type role?  Just wondering if he’s all hype or the real deal?

    Is there anyone else in that field who would do a job for us, rather than Suso, excluding yourself of course!  :thumb:

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  2. 23 minutes ago, Demitri_C said:

    Id seriously consider a big offer  for for callum wilson if he doesnt get a offer in the premier league. 

    Ramsdale and Kelly showing promise and look the part. Billing is an obvious one because lack presence in midfield. They have some good players.


  3. We don’t need to spend £10m plus on a 29/30 year old.  Although I do think Gayle, even on loan, would be guaranteed goals.

    Karlan Grant is 22 years of age and can easily score enough goals or us.  Doubt Huddersfield could ask for such a high figure as they could be playing League One football soon.

    If Boro keep declining I wouldn’t be against Britt Assombalonga.  27 years of age and proven at Championship level.  I very much doubt his fee would be as high as £10m.

    We shouldn’t ignore someone like Ivan Toney either, 24 years of age, 24 goals this season.  Could do a job for us and very likely to improve. 

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  4. 14 minutes ago, Zatman said:

    Jack Charlton died this morning at 85. Will be a sad day in Leeds and also Ireland as he put us on the football map

    Had a real fondness for his ROI team, mainly due to the amount of Villa players in it. McGrath, Staunton, Houghton, Townsend, Cascarino.   

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  5. 7 minutes ago, M_Afro said:

    I do agree with some of this but we need to be very careful. Last time we went down we filled our team with championship players and we became a championship club. We can’t make that mistake again. We need to keep our players together and just add in a few areas. A lot of the players talked about here lack pace. We really need pace in our team. Throw a bit of that in and we are a different proposition 

    Young, hungry and could make the step up.  Not sure i’ve suggested many that lack pace?  Only Dack maybe?  We shouldn’t overlook talent in the lower leagues is my point.


  6. 2 minutes ago, ferguson1 said:

     

    Gayle would score goals in the Championship for sure.  However, I would personally go for Karlan Grant at Huddersfield, especially if they drop to League one.  Then Ivan Toney from Peterborough at his back up.  Two players that would be more than capable in the Championship and wouldn’t break the bank.  Would then look to offload or loan out Wesley, Davis. Keeping possibly Samatta.

    Talking of Huddersfield dropping, Terence Kongolo is an option at the back, especially if Mings moves on.  Connor Goodson at Rangers wants to move closer to home, as I know his father. Midlands boy and would do a job in the Championship. WBA looking at him. Matty Cash at Forest is another improving every game at full back.

    Out wide, Lolley would be great on the left side and would run through brick walls for this club. Only issue here is he wouldn’t be cheap.  In the middle, Massengo at Bristol City is one to keep a watchful eye on, as sadly we’ve missed the boat with Eze at QPR.  Swift at Reading another useful player and appears bids already being made for him.  Price on Swift seems to be good though, as tall of 4/5m being enough. Hourihane will probably hit double figures in the Championship and needs to be retained.  Can we keep McGinn? Hope so but doubtful I suppose.

    The inevitable Grealish sale would be a huge void to fill and lack of creativity would be difficult to replace.  Can’t we’ll would be great, but his price high. However, Bradley Dack is an option perhaps with Blackburn going nowhere.  

    We also need to keep an eye on top youngsters coming through clubs and poach them early. Brewster as you say on loan.  Derby have a few already with Bogle and Sibley doing well. Nathan Collins at Stoke. Imagine of they drop to League One. Fry and Tavernier at Middlesbrough.

    Forgot to add, if Mings goes and Bournemouth drop, and have financial issues, then Lloyd Kelly would be an ideal replacement for Mings.  Not sure if we could get him, but looks a player.

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  7. 1 hour ago, John said:

    I think that we will need a striker that can guarantee goals next season, whatever division we may be in. Should it be the Championship, then we might have difficulty in signing a player of the right quality, who is prepared to play in that league. I think we would need a one season fix. Whether that be someone like Dwight Gayle, who is a proven Championship scorer, but would not come cheap or someone like Brewster on loan (like Tammy) for just a season, to get us back up, would be the choice. I would go for Brewster on loan myself, with an option to buy if possible, but it's a matter of choice. 

          

     

    Gayle would score goals in the Championship for sure.  However, I would personally go for Karlan Grant at Huddersfield, especially if they drop to League one.  Then Ivan Toney from Peterborough at his back up.  Two players that would be more than capable in the Championship and wouldn’t break the bank.  Would then look to offload or loan out Wesley, Davis. Keeping possibly Samatta.

    Talking of Huddersfield dropping, Terence Kongolo is an option at the back, especially if Mings moves on.  Connor Goldson at Rangers wants to move closer to home, as I know his father. Midlands boy and would do a job in the Championship. WBA looking at him. Matty Cash at Forest is another improving every game at full back.

    Out wide, Lolley would be great on the left side and would run through brick walls for this club. Only issue here is he wouldn’t be cheap.  In the middle, Massengo at Bristol City is one to keep a watchful eye on, as sadly we’ve missed the boat with Eze at QPR.  Swift at Reading another useful player and appears bids already being made for him.  Price on Swift seems to be good though, as tall of 4/5m being enough. Hourihane will probably hit double figures in the Championship and needs to be retained.  Can we keep McGinn? Hope so but doubtful I suppose.

    The inevitable Grealish sale would be a huge void to fill and lack of creativity would be difficult to replace.  Can’t we’ll would be great, but his price high. However, Bradley Dack is an option perhaps with Blackburn going nowhere.  

    We also need to keep an eye on top youngsters coming through clubs and poach them early. Brewster as you say on loan.  Derby have a few already with Bogle and Sibley doing well. Nathan Collins at Stoke. Imagine of they drop to League One. Fry and Tavernier at Middlesbrough.

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  8. 7 minutes ago, lexicon said:

    This is the point I have an issue with - I just don't see this squad, as a whole, as being much more than they currently are. I think certain players could perform better if they had the right supporting cast around them - but if they don't exist, what are the former supposed to do? 

    I don't want short term solutions to things that are unsustainable. 

    I don’t think the squad can give much more, but just better organisation and decision making during games may have changed one or two results for us.  Smith certainly has limitations and I think this league is a step too far for him unfortunately.  
     

    Stick or twist in the Championship, I just don’t know.  Personally, I think a change would be best just to give the whole place a lift. 


  9. I was chuffed when he joined us and still was at the start of this season, optimism I suppose.  However, I truly believe that the current squad need a new voice telling them what to do now.   
     

    I cannot say he has lost the dressing room, I just don’t think he is getting the best out of what he has.  


  10. 6 hours ago, sharkyvilla said:

    I've still got a horrible feeling his disallowed goal against Palace might be what sends us down!  (I know it's not that black and white, it's just one of my best mates is a Palace fan and he still finds what happened hilarious).

    I agree in that it still bugs me that it was chalked off.  However, then look at Sheffield Utd at home the other week and we dodged a bullet. 

    Most things even out over a season. It certainly won’t be that Palace decision that sends us down.  

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