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  1. Not really worth discussing due to the source. There is not many people I could name realistically to come in and replace the job Smith is doing. I’ve been critical of him in the past but now isn’t the time to be change for change sake.
  2. Wyness did the same at Everton outsourced everything to his cronies, merchandise catering etc sold control for a pittance and reduced our abilities to increase revenue.
  3. 99% of all living organisms have become extinct since the beginning of time - we are living in the 1 % which is why Sanson injury took so long to heal
  4. I wonder if he will come out with a statement over the Argentina farce as it’s had a severe negative impact on us given FIFAs decision regarding the Brazilian players who didn’t travel. Someone has screwed up massively on this with v.poor judgement.
  5. @Peter Griffin I applaud you on your conviction and reasoned and detailed responses and POV ref: Mings - I see and agree with your point to an extent. Just think it depends on the player and so many other factors in terms on what they offer and bring to the team and squad. Mings loss would be felt for sure in the dressing room .
  6. What left footed CB would you suggest then for us to go for ?
  7. Let’s maybe not perhaps discuss unrealistic player sales and keep this to realistic incomings ? Selling Mings is just a stupid suggestion imo and has been fuelled by boredom in the absence of links… Yes he has the odd huge mistake in him but then if we use that to batter Mings then should we highlight how often Watkins hit the woodwork and use that as a stick to beat him with …
  8. IMO Konsa is the better footballer, but we would find it harder to replace Mings and his missing presence would be felt more within the team and squad due to his leadership qualities and communication skills.
  9. Can sort of see why he did it.. And what’s is with seemingly unable to stop talking about Arsenal -still! He will itch for a move to Athletico given the chance next summer I have no doubts. We are but a stepping stone for him at his age I fear sadly.
  10. Farewell my friend - it’s been emotional - now the king is dead, Long lube the king and Jan 2022.
  11. Geez some y’all are so bored and maybe should stay away from this thread for a few weeks/ months if you think selling Tyrone is anyway forward for us. He isn’t The best but what he brings cannot be easily quantified as it’s not just on pitch performances…
  12. I wonder what effect Bailey has had on shirt sales so far as our headline signing alongside Buendia & Ings. As we have, an obvious, big manchild size hole to fill in terms of shirt sales - (I have 4 + 1 Grealish shirts …) it will be interesting to see the spread and if sales Next summer we will need a marquee signing to truly help push on commercially and increase income to the next level. It’s feels right now an almost impossible leap to catch up with Spurs L€ Ar$e, Ch€l$ki, CryMeALiverpool, Manure and the Kurrupt oil barons financially within the next decade if ever . The chasm grows evermore annually almost exponentially …
  13. So we are to believe that after not signing him this summer we are now desperate to buy Weston McKennie in January - me smells BS Clickbait … Laughable really - until you think someone has been paid to write such shite. Think We’ll go big depending on what’s deals are out there - similar to Sanson and also depending on any long term injuries.
  14. Ah sheeeiiittt DC Jonah has a new from to beat to death…
  15. https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/statistik/endendevertraege
  16. Some tasty bosmans next summer … Think we need to start exploiting this market as they’ll be done cut price deals to be done in January …
  17. Having his brother Aaron chasing up behind him must be pretty weird, yet also highly motivating… Cannot wait to see them play together! And is it selfish to say I’m not gutted the U21 game was cancelled…
  18. The allure of these mythical African DM from France especially, is a trap and cliche all too easy to fall into. I thoroughly believe we had a plan A) a plan B ) and then trust in the academy this summer. Realistically Chuckwuemeka, Iroegbunan, Doucore, or Sarr was never going to be our cm combinations in 3/4’years. Obviously different positions & qualities but 4 into 2 from the academy doesn’t make sense… In Mark Harrison we Trust!
  19. RIP HEITS Deepest condolences and sympathies to the family , my heart and prayers - as with the whole Villa Family’s go out to them… Would it be wrong to suggest on 25mins during the game the crowd clap??? I would like to share as an on off sufferer of mental health issues all my known life a small insight into the pains & anxieties and also my saviour in the hope it can help a lost soul … I’ve not been close to the precipice (yet) but have anxieties one day I may ( stats etc ) … Starting with anxieties. VT is a kinda a therapy place for me but it took me years to have the courage to post in here as I was anxious that no one would want to hear what I had to say and i wasn’t significant enough to voice an opinion… The mind can be a terrible place to be trapped in as there is no escaping it. The bi-polar nature from DD/WW/MM/YY of emotions are overwhelming & draining and chips away at you and strips you away a bit at a time. you have good periods when life is Tickety Boo and your surfing the crest of the wave. But then the low hits out of nowhere, paralysing you… Mentally, emotionally, and robbing you your emotional intelligence. Effects you physically. It’s a very dark place to fall into. You just hope you come back from it and down fall all the way…as Stephen Fry wrote a beautiful response to a letter from a lady who was suffering, and his response pretty much saved my life as it helped me understand an rationalise my and come to terms that this will haunt me all my life … https://lettersofnote.com/2009/10/08/it-will-be-sunny-one-day/ I hope any Villa fan finds solace in his words if you are lost as they’ve saved me …
  20. The irony of this post lol … IMO you are somewhat correct but then also wrong at the same time. Bruce to pep is night and day but then so are the players at their disposal. ROK may have been well liked but was he at the forefront of modern techniques and training?
  21. https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/statistik/endendevertraege Above is a list of players whose contracts expire in 12 months … Some very decent names to keep an eye on… pre contract negotiations can start in January.
  22. For me it’s not just about the payers we’ve signed it’s also about who we have coming through. They have made a calculated decision not to strengthen CM based on the evidence they see daily in training and out on the pitch. Not sure how anyone can be too critical of this approach. Most fans always want one more (I did ) but just because we didn’t, doesn’t mean it’s a dereliction of duty or whatever hyperbolic phrase you want to use… let’s see where we are in a few months and then we can make a judgement. My expectations are we will have a few ropey results as the team gels etc but we have improved where most needed and I’m excited to see the team progress. Too early to make any form of predictions but I’m quietly confident the sky isn’t gunna fall in and we will have a good season …
  23. Abdou Harroui went to Sassuolo for £500,000 …
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