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  1. dont_do_it_doug.

    Tony Xia

    I think you all need to reel for a second. I know we're disappointed, but to call the owner out for not giving you all the answers immediately is a bit childish. I mean sure, if we're still sat here in a week with no clear communication OK. But my understanding is that they are meeting the manager today and decisions will be made from there. The idea that "there isn't a plan" just because you don't know the details yet is just plain wrong.
  2. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    When? I've been a doubter but I'm struggling to think of any poor performances at defensive midfield.
  3. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    It would be foolish of me to not say that at this point I was completely and utterly wrong about him. He's getting better with every game, Bolton included despite the result. So much energy, guile and the ability to score from anywhere. A goal scoring DM, a good one, is incredibly rare. Just keep him away from the actual centre mid. Needs to show this consistently before the jury is in but fair play to him, what a find.
  4. dont_do_it_doug.

    Jack Grealish

    Nobody has said he will be as good as De Bruyne, certainly not that he is now. I was mostly making a development/ceiling comparison.
  5. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Fact - Birkir Bjarnason is better at football than Ashley Westwood
  6. dont_do_it_doug.

    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Edit - got it now!
  7. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    Funnily enough neither have I.
  8. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    I have never seen this Birkir Bjarnason people keep referring to. The one who tracks runners like a Viking Kante. It's coming across like I don't rate Birkir, I do. I just don't think he's the player y'all think he is.
  9. dont_do_it_doug.

    Aston Villa Home Support

    I don't disagree this is a **** load of fun and no we won't be the best team in the league over 33 games as we are now, but then I am also enjoying the prospect of going to Brighton on a balmy August afternoon and announcing our arrival. I think people are underestimating just how shit the Premier League is now outside the top 6. We should relish the challenge, whilst also adjusting our expectations. It wouldn't be enough for me to reconsider renewing. In fact I've already done it!
  10. dont_do_it_doug.

    Aston Villa Home Support

    As long as the effort and the desire is there as we are seeing now then the only thing else that will matter is the end goal - 17th. Which would in some ways make every victory, every point all the more sweeter. I think we will be better than people imagine to be honest, if we keep our spine together and build around it with the right level of talent. As we have done this season.
  11. dont_do_it_doug.

    Mile Jedinak

    Jedinak doesn't need to 'run around a lot', the ball comes to him.
  12. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    I think some fans, not necessarily anyone here but some, confuse running around a lot with effectiveness. Mile Jedinak reads the game better than almost anyone in this league not named John Terry, which makes up for Birkirs athletic edge. In the same way Jores Okore isn't a better centre half than Terry, this doesn't make Birkir Bjarnason a better defensive mid than Jedi. He can, at times, be rather headless.
  13. dont_do_it_doug.

    Birkir Bjarnason

    I can't back this up because championship analytics are hard to come by, but I read that Jedinak covered more ground per minute than any other Villa player last season. I can find those stats for his time at Palace if you'd like, I know they are definitely out there, but I'm not sure how relevant they are now.
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    Lewis Grabban

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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Sure, I'm just stating my point of view. Which is, basically, that even if we were to fall 7 points behind tonight it wouldn't see us off. Things change quickly in this league and even more so when you're capable of winning 7 on the bounce. There is literally nothing else we can do except keep winning. People are free to discuss the merits of other sides, I do too, I'm not trying to moderate the thread! There will come a time when gamesmanship is relevant, maybe even where settling for a point is enough. That time isn't yet imo, I'd rather we lose a game trying than settle.