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  1. Not going to lie that was not the performance I expected. You don't get but a few seconds to make a pass in that position and he just wanted so much time it was always goin to end up nowhere. That said he needs time to settle in so I am still more than hopeful. Smithy needs to play him where he is comfortable for starters.....not sure today was it
  2. I don't know if he would be a good signing or not but people are losing sight of what Villa has to do to become successful. We cannot buy and are not looking to buy the finished product. The cost is too much and we (right now) are not an attractive proposition to someone wanting Europe competition. What we are doing is buying potential and developing them into much better and ultimately more expensive players. Whether we end up selling or keeping we need to buy low and end up with a high value player. Need I say ... Konsa, Cash, Mings, Ollie, etc. If we make top 4 that approach may change but for now we are not a Man City. Given that then McNeil fits the profile. If he dramatically improves like we have managed with recent signings then we will have a great buy on our hands, move up the table and have a player worth 2 or 3 times what we paid. If he fails and you know some will then we move him on. I say don't look at what someone has done recently look at what they might be capable of in 2 years time.
  3. 1 GK Pierluigi Gollini 2 DF Nathan Baker 4 DF Micah Richards 5 MF Henri Lansbury 6 DF Tommy Elphick 7 MF Leandro Bacuna 8 MF Aaron Tshibola 10 FW Jordan Ayew 11 FW Gabriel Agbonlahor 12 DF James Chester 13 GK Jed Steer 15 MF Ashley Westwood 17 MF Jordan Veretout 18 FW Libor Kozák 19 MF Andre Green 21 DF Alan Hutton 22 MF Gary Gardner 23 DF Jordan Amavi 24 MF Carlos Sánchez 25 MF Mile Jedinak 26 FW Jonathan Kodjia 27 DF Ritchie De Laet 28 DF Aly Cissokho 31 GK Mark Bunn 34 GK Sam Johnstone 37 MF Albert Adomah 38 MF Jordan Lyden 40 MF Jack Grealish 44 FW Ross McCormack
  4. Too many players have arrived and gone from good player to donkey to close this thread yet.
  5. Ok what this means is.... (50%+50%+50%) 1/3 - We are working on 3 to bring in but will only need 1 of those (1 in) -50% - 50% - Trying to remove 2 players (2 out) + 50% - 50% on bringing in a 2nd player (another 1 in)
  6. There are certain teams that if they seriously bid might force Xia to back track on his obvious intent of keeping Ayew......... WBA is not one of them!
  7. Given the fact he is only given end of game minutes I don't see how will suddenly start this weekend but I would start him. He looks the part. I know he is young and needs treating gently but...
  8. Who said he can't or won't??? Our manager decides, not him and given we have at least 3 already in the squad, I would say it is sensible and prudent to not squander a few million on some crappy squad player so that we now have 4. WE NEED BETTER PLAYERS THAT WILL REPLACE A CURRENT FIRST TEAM PLAYER not add to a bloated group of squad players.
  9. No 2 at anywhere will probably see him lose his place as USA goalie. Something he has waited years to claim. Can't see him going anywhere he is not the starter
  10. Well with anyone who is anyone when it comes to signing players over in China, I doubt any new signing is immanent. What I am waiting for next is the leaked list of players who have been told to find other clubs............ Next Weekend should be good for that as we will have to start playing the team we want to start the season with.
  11. Last season the whole team was a disaster and none of them worth anything of value. But that was then and this is now. It is more than possible Sinclair could score 10 - 12 goals even as a bit player or someone to bring off the bench. Why give that away if we don't have to? and BTW I happen to think we don't need him if Ayew, Gabby, Libor remain but it is knowing who stays and who goes.... for now he should be valued like that.
  12. Made half the mistakes than Guzan did?
  13. You are giving people named Michael a bad name.... stop it!!!
  14. Out of all of our signing last summer, I think he needs 1 more year to see what he can really do. He arrived young, not able to speak English with no home and a pregnant wife. What he needed was to be slowly integrated into a winning team, not a team that lost every week. Who would look good under those circumstances. Keep him, play him and lets see what he is made of.
  15. My god that didn't take long... even the backup staff have haters.
  16. Finally comments that make sense. It would surely have to be indoors, could have a football museum, some neat electronic footie games and tests of skill with the cinema, restaurant's and conference facility, etc. Tourists at weekends, business conferences during week. having said all that I still don't know how it would all work given the location and what is available around it. Great for home games trips but the rest of year???
  17. The smile on my face is slowly getting bigger!!! Debts paid off, 50 million sitting there to be spent and an owner with a plan. If we can make him love AVFC we could be set for years to come.
  18. For me it is not what he said or didn't say but more of where is he getting his money from? You can not become super rich through 1 company that lost millions last year. 5 companies yes but he doesn't own 5 and if he is buying another 4 then .... where is that money coming from? If it is all via borrowing then we may live to regret this in the future if the economy tanks or China has some sort of major slow down. If he has private backing or government backing then I would be happier but he has denied this. I live in hope but 2 and 2 is not yet equaling 4.
  19. King Power, Emirates, Etihad Stadium.... do you think they have a problem? All in top 4. All in Champions League.... however, let us drift down the leagues because we have our head in the sand over what it takes to compete in today's football world. It will always be Villa Park no matter what it is called. I therefore have no issue. Bring it all on Tony!!!
  20. 6 years ago he didn't have enough money to pay his taxes. I am sure it is all sorted now but I am not sure someone with recent cash flow problems needs to be in charge of AVFC. We will need that much just to pay off Pearson.... at Xmas!!! http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/hockey/financial-woes-plague-nashville-owner/article4294037/
  21. They are not a myth. I get to see some of the games here live on TV and he has been excellent. Was given man of match against Brazil or Argentina (I forget which one). He sat deep and broke everything up. I just don't know what happens at times for Villa. I will not be unhappy if he is still here next season.
  22. He does a lot of off the ball work and that is good but it often goes unseen. What is seen are his mistakes which or too often and in dangerous positions. He will probably move on in the summer. although the Copa America runs all through June I think so if he doesn't leave before then it will probably be still be a Villa player when they come back for training.
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