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Don_Simon

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    Travel, Villa and Beer. Enough said.

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  1. Don_Simon

    Anwar El Ghazi

    El Ghazi is a permanent signing isn't he?
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    Steve Bruce

    Do we think this is the end of Steve Bruce the manager? An opportunity to focus full time on his career as an author perhaps? I can't see him getting a job elsewhere.
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    Dean Smith

    I'm absolutely delighted with this. I think Purslow has conducted a thorough, detailed and importantly behind closed doors approach to this appointment. The press really do know **** all. I think this will be a huge lift for everyone associated with the club. I'm pleased for the players who will hopefully be given the freedom to play football how they want to play it - BruceBall is surely no-one's cup of tea!? However, I'm most thrilled for those hardy souls who go each and every week to VP, or make the long treks to Millwall etc. They have the right to expect a certain standard of football, and that has been taken away from them for far too long. (I'm also happy for me as I get to sing the Deano song again on my next trip to VP in November!) Viva La Villaloution.
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    Dean Smith

    Terry officially retiring a few days ago points in that direction I think...
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    Dean Smith

    And a little xenophobic.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Martinez won more with Wigan Athletic than Villa have in last 20 years.
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    New Manager Speculation

    My morning so far... F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5 F5.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Barca's B team, I imagine, would give our first team the sort of smashing 20/20 spirit used to give me in the local skate park.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Sherwood was not calculated. It was a gamble on a gobshite from a board who were on their last legs. Garde I believe was dealt the worst hand any villa manager has ever had to deal with. Personal opinion of course.
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    New Manager Speculation

    I imagine Barca considered this before hiring Pep. Come to think of it, when I was in the Bernabau board room I overheard whispered conversation about how Zidane would incorporate zonal marking within the Madrid defence. We've attempted, and failed miserably, at the trusted and tried, let's take a (calculated) risk.
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    New Manager Speculation

    So who you thinking? McCarthy? Pardew? Allardyce? Phil Brown? Dean Smith and the army of statisticians that he works with at Brentford? Rodgers would be an experienced coach I'd love at Villa, but possibly unattainable. I also don't think the new owners would have gambled away our existence via FFP like Xia did, so I don't think this season is the be all and end all that last season clearly was.
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    New Manager Speculation

    It's Henry for me. I want new ideas. I want a fresh approach. I want someone chomping at the bit with enthusiasm, a desire to succeed like no other and someone who the players will look upto. Imagine what he would have picked up from Wenger, Guardiola and I'm sure his bosses at Monaco, Juve and Les Bleus had tricks up their sleeves too. I want to take a (non Tim Sherwood) risk. Now's the time...
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    Steve Bruce

    Were Newcastle not in the Premier League when they appointed The Spanish Waiter?
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    John Terry

    You are my ITK nemesis.
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    John Terry

    Unless he bought it when 36? #DonSimonITK