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  1. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

  2. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Not another Elmohamady rumour I'm pretty sure we've been linked with him 5 times already this close season! It's the laziest of lazy Journo fodder. It's the same people saying this who also reported that Hull would refuse to do business with any team associated with Bruce after his departure last summer.
  3. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Barry and Jedinak as our holding mids, I can see it now...
  4. The Thread of Dreams

    Haha thanks HV. The funniest thing about it was having a sudden flashback about it on the train this morning - at which point the voice inside my head screamed "Vince Beef!" I immediately googled him but alas he only lives in my mind.
  5. The Thread of Dreams

    Last night I had the most realistic dream ever! I dreamt it was the start of next season and I was playing for Villa. The first game was against blues and in the line up alongside me was a couple from the the youth team who'd been promoted to the senior side... One was a very athletic winger called Vince Beef and the other was a central midfielder called Matthew Lettuce!! Weirdly I can't remember anyone else in the side other than Andre Green and Alan Hutton Anyway, the game started and Beef was absolutely battering them on the right wing. Then I threaded a lovely through-ball to Lettuce who sailed one right into the top corner from the edge of the area! So vivid was the dream I can actually remember celebrating with him, followed by a mass pile on with the other players, and then watching the replay on the big screen thinking "ooh what a lovely assist by me!" I put us 2-0 up with a direct freekick inside the area, following a pass back. They then pulled one back after some truly dreadful defending from Hutton, immediately after which Bruce got the entire side doing syncronised stretches on the sideline before the game restarted!! Anyway, what that all means (other than I'm never eating from that curry house again) I haven't a clue! Pretty entertaining stuff though!
  6. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    It's a good and well remembered example to heed, however I'd say the modern day physiotherapy, training methods, sports science, dieticians, club doctors etc etc that today's players have the benefit of probably extends your career by a few more years than when McGrath was closing out his career. Plus you could argue that the booze may have caught up to him by then.
  7. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Awh you old romantic flashingqwerty Perhaps we've wooed JT with flowers and a box of black magic chocolates?
  8. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Joe H(e)art?
  9. All New Funny Pics Thread - Clean Edition

    I thought it was an old picture of Steve Bruce!!
  10. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Is he, sorry I thought he was younger - certainly looks younger!! Me, I've settled on another season of Sam Johnstone and I'd wager we'll get him again. He looked to have gotten over his shaky start by the end of the season, so it makes sense to try and keep him for consistency. If not then i grant you it's not an easy one to solve. I'd maybe sound out some of the reserve keepers in the PL, Alex McCarthy at Southampton for instance or perhaps the lad at Genk who we missed out on the January before last?
  11. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Even so SGC, you think we'd be ok going with an 18 year old kid, with zero first team experience, in a league as physically tough as the Championship? I go so far as to say that would be bonkers and justification to carry Bruce off in a straight jacket. He'd get pulverized out there!!
  12. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Like it or not, Stockdale and Terry (if it happens) are very good signings for them.
  13. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    If we do sign Terry, perhaps we could copy Chelsea's title winning 3-4-2-1 formation from last season? If it's true we're looking to sign a few quality players to go straight into the first team, then along with JT, a new keeper and creative AMC could set us up nicely... with an embarrassment of riches on the bench. Plus this type of formation could be very flexible - for example, switch Jedinak for say Adomah and it quickly switches to a 4-4-1-1.
  14. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    What signing Terry does (aside from provide us with a top quality central defender) is signal intent. Sign him and attracting more top quality players for next season becomes a lot easier.
  15. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Sooo the doctor's started following Zlatan on twitter and Steve's off playing golf with John Terry... if we didn't know better this would be exciting! Just for fun, say we defied the odds and somehow managed to sign them both for next season - would it pretty much guarantee promotion?