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  1. I’m not sure what they would do with relegation or promotion but I’m fairly sure they won’t be allowed to relegate teams without all the fixtures being played. Can you imagine the lawsuits? We’re heading into unchartered waters, that’s for sure.
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    Dean Smith

    The only way we get Big Sam is by offering him a longer contract if he keeps us up.
  3. I don't think we'll be in financial trouble if we go down. Grealish, Mings and Mcginn will leave for £120m+ for starters. Plus we'll have 3 more years of parachute payments. Fulham (I know) spent the same as us in the Premier League, came straight back down, haven't really sold anyone of note and have continued to spend in The Championship - and they aren't in any financial trouble.
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    Dean Smith

    I just don't understand what our style of play is supposed to be. We were promised a team that would attack opposition (regardless of who they are), and (to quote Bruce) "give it a go". We play far too defensively, which is unfortunate as we cannot defend. I think everyone accepted that this season would be tough, but I think people would be more forgiving if we were playing well with a positive identity (like Smith's Brentford team). I honestly don't know what Smith is trying to do.
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    The NSWE Board

    The board either need to accept that we weren’t really ready to be promoted - and accept probable relegation with Smith, or need to be ruthless and find someone that can keep us up this season. It’s a hard one to call because they could change manager and we could still go down, and Smith would probably be the best candidate to get us promoted again. Unless they can get a top manager like Poch then I think they’d be better off sticking with Smith.
  6. The shots conceded table might look a bit better for us when all the other teams have played Spurs, Arsenal, Man City, Chelsea and Man Utd away from home. We've had quite a ridiculous run of away games when you consider we’ve also played Palace and Wolves too.
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    Dean Smith

    We didn’t play particularly well today but we deserve some luck after the past few weeks, but boy, what a job Dean Smith has done in 12 months. It really couldn’t have gone any better. From mid table Championship to mid table Premier League playing some of the best football I can remember at Villa. If we can just survive this season I think we’ll go from strength to strength.
  8. That’s one way of lowering your price to get a move in the next window anyway.
  9. Dreadful when he came on yesterday. I’d definitely give Davis a chance before Kodjia gets another.
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    Wesley Moraes

    I’m not judging him based on yesterday. He had hardly any service first half, and absolutely no service second half. He’s been purchased to score goals, so I’ll judge him when he gets the chances to score.
  11. I’m not liking that defence, hard to see us getting anything today.
  12. I can’t see us spending £30m on a 28 year old with little sell on value in 2/3 years, it goes against everything Purslow has said in the past. We’ll go for someone much younger in my opinion.
  13. I expect we’ll hear something shortly from John Percy if it’s true.
  14. We’re signing Benrahma according to this tweet from an Express reporter. Exclusive with @ScottBurns75: Neal Maupay is having a medical at Brighton, Said Benrahma is heading to Aston Villa and Brentford are looking to do a deal to sign Sandro Kulenovic, who has been dubbed the new Mandzukic - to replace them express.co.uk/sport/football… #Bees
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