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  1. In the long term benefits and interests for all for these youngsters need to be given a chance slowly but also now. I do not mean they should be starting but need to be given a chance to drive them to the next level. We know Elmo is gone in the summer and Kessler is having a stormer at the mo -so give him minutes. AEG is frustratingly inconsistent - super talented match winner in patches then annoying & anonymous the rest of time. So long term we all know he isn’t the answer and hopefully JPB is the answer - so why not give him minutes now?!. Carney id say also deserves a taster
  2. Now the season is over bar pride he has got to start blooding Kessler and Jaden Philogene-Bidace at least - No excuses! As I said before rather petulantly and over dramatically I’ll be against Smith if he doesn’t play these talented youngsters before the season is out. No evidence to suggest he won’t though and I’m not being critical of Smith but did I read a surprising stat earlier, that even though we have the youngest starting XI - we have one one lowest minutes played per U21 aged player in the league at only 1.4% of domestic action thus far. https://football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5w
  3. The LDN factor will always be there sadly... if we were to rebuild as multi-use stadia then I’m not sure what the wider area has to do with it as I’m only referring to Villa Park and the area surrounding its immediate vicinity. With public transport, local parking getting people to and from the ground for whatever event then the wider area doesn’t factor into the equation as much. It is about making Villa park the attraction more than 18 days a year. It would be beneficial for Brum as a hole to have a state of the art Multi-use stadium to attract events and keep the reputation as England’s sec
  4. So is the area of Spurs stadium - N17 is gang ridden shit hole .. But this is just wild speculation on my part out of boredom and being a stadium geek...
  5. True but that was only a 10 year deal and they want boxing and concerts ... In LDN they are also competing against Wembley, O2, Excel, Twickenham, Emirates, Olympic Stadium and other venues for these events. Being centrally located a multiuse Villa Park only has NEC & NIA to compete against to lure these types of events. I’m sure a compelling argument can be made to have an NFL team located in the heart of England when that deal expires also. All conjecture based on a pipe dream ....
  6. I’d actually keep El Ghazi & Nakamba as back ups if they are happy to be part of the squad but do get your point. We our stated aim of us utilising analytics to formulate our transfer plans moving forward we need to become masters of selling at the right time/price and reinvesting that back into the squad like Leicester have done so successfully of late. If that leads to us selling McGinn for £30-£40 million then reinvesting £10-£20 million on his replacement we’ve made a profit to reinvest elsewhere.
  7. I’d only sell him for the right price for us - not sure what that is but am talking about stupid money not just sell him for the sake of it...
  8. I’d freshen up the midfield and if WHU or someone came in for McGinn and if the price is right I’d sell him and reinvest.
  9. Here is an article on the new Bernabéu retractable pitch ... https://www.nssmag.com/en/sports/25109/etractable-pitch-santiago-bernabeu/image:316599 Long term they could choose to transform Villa Park into a multi-use arena available to use more than 19 times a year for concerts, expos, other sporting events etc. The Spurs’ ground l is in a deprived and crime ridden part of N.LDN yet that did not stop their ambitions to have a multi use stadium. One can buy dream as the costs involved would be frightening and no doubt cost prohibitive.
  10. As I mentioned in the last page you can expand (at a guess by 4-5k) the Trinity by squaring the corner by the exec lounge tower the of the Trinity - Reconfigure at an angle the other corner towards the pitch but leaving a clear gap to the New (sponsor?) North Stand ... This would then offset lost seats whilst they then then demolish the boxes and upper tier, roof. Then build a huge monster stand, similar in capacity to the Spuds end of 17.5k would take us to 56/57k. 10-15 Years on . You then look at the Hotle lower/witton Corner, again reconfigure the tier so it continues around not stra
  11. Here are. couple of EFL players that have caught my eye and been following. Matthew Sorinola LB & Matt O'Riley Mk Dons. Marcus Forss CF Brentford. Han-Noah Massengo CM Bristol City. @Villan4Life is better placed to comment on their ability and suitability to make the step up. O’Riley is really intriguing player as was linked with RB Leipzig Dortmund a season of two ago when he was at Fulham and still only 20 yo.
  12. Here’s my random list of young players I’d like us to be realistically targeting and in no particular order. Strikers: Adam Hlozek Sparta Prague. Sasa Kalajdzic Stuttgart. Karim Adeyemi & Sekou Koita RB Salzburg. jordan Larsson Spartak. Kaio Jorge Santos. DM/CM/CAM: Jesper Lindstrom Brondby. Christoph Baumgartner Hoffenheim. Marco Kana & Albert Sambi Lokonga Anderlecht. Charles De Ketelaere Brugge. RW: Marcus Edwards Vitória de Guimarães. Noni Madueke PSV. Mohammed Daramy Copenhagen. Abdülkadir Ömür Trabzonspor. LW:Konrad de la Fuente B
  13. As per my post a couple up. It would make sense IMO to look at this area of the ground first so any loss of capacity with the north being rebuilt will be somewhat offset ... You can easily add a few thousand seats in this area and improve the atmosphere and views without continuing the upper tier all the way around. The new north can then be a replica of the Holte or single tier like spuds keeping the appearance of four stands... Never want VP to be a bowl or horseshoe personally
  14. Yeah sort of forgot about that ... Point is I don’t don’t want a bowl stadium as for me you take away the x4 stand nature of the place you’ll destroy any of its last heritage and IMO the we might as well move if that gets lost. Not a debate worth having as we won’t be leaving VP so it’s a mute discussion. What I will say is I wouldn’t want to move unless part of a huge regeneration project closer to Aston University/city centre... Through careful design you can easily keep the four separated stand identity - whilst continuing the corner of the Trinity and replacing the North Stand simila
  15. Can see both viewpoints - those 100 % behind Smith regardless and then others who hold reservations about his ability long term and open to a change. I’m sort of in both camps as you cannot fault the job he has done. That said I do believe he has reached his ceiling and to continue us to progress further upwardly he needs replacing long term. When that will be is up to Lange, Purslow & co and trust their judgment (unless it’s that scouse clearing in the woods).
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