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Everything posted by MarkLillis

  1. I can understand why people feel a little down about the window. It can be summed up in two words Jack Grealish.
  2. Last year was a stunning start to the season.It shouldn’t be used as a benchmark. We are not Man City.
  3. Whenever I have watched this guy play he’s been top drawer. Admittedly I don’t watch Bundesliga often. But when I do it’s usually a big match (Dortmund v Bayern etc) Seems to me to have been i high level performer in the last five years for Dortmund and Belgium. Villa can’t sign these players at their peak so if we have to do it at the end of their careers then so be it.I would love him at Villa.
  4. Ben Mee has played a big part in this move. Thug.
  5. Caleb Chukwemeka looks like a player.Direct and dangerous Archer great,hatrick on your debut…it doesn’t get better than that! JPB looks very lively. Carney was the least effective but still showed good touches. The centrebacks backs were given a difficult physical game and looked uncomfortable at times. Love that we can despatch these type of teams with an under23 side now.We’ve come so far in 3 years.
  6. This thread started 18 months ago with a discussion about Sheffield Utds possible Champions League qualification. Take nothing for granted in football!
  7. This guy will shine with Ings,Ollie and Bailey all showing for the ball in front of him. Now…. if they aren’t we need someone who he can confidently give it to who can hold play up and wait for the right moment. Fast forward two years and Jacob Ramsey could be that man. For now we need to bring someone in.
  8. We won today and there were a lot of good performances from our players out there. Newcastle we’re poor second half which was similar to their game against West Ham last week. I like a lot of our players they clearly all have ability, though I think we are missing a midfielder who can get on the ball and “boss” the midfield. A player like this would allow us to push into the top half for sure. Easier said than done I know…but I can’t help feeling that we haven’t made our best signing yet.
  9. I’m quite happy it’s Citeh to be fair. There something less real about them then Utd Liverpool or Spurs.
  10. That's semi finals in both cups......or final in one and quarters in the other. Ambitious but i guess we have to hope for it!
  11. Top striker in his prime. Knows where to be... Knows where the ball should be.. Know what to do when he gets the ball. Most importantly has the ability to to put this knowledge to good use. I'm going to enjoy watching this guy in a Villa shirt.
  12. Yes he was stand out for them in that match imo
  13. I must have too Having said that I have been working away from my PC….so that puts me at a disadvantage
  14. Death threats during the Euros....from crazy girls!
  15. I also go back to GT mark 1 era. We've seen many great players over the years, but nothing like Jack...he is truly special and if he left now I would be happy that I have seen many great moments from him in Claret and Blue He isn't a legend yet though there's more for him to do before he gets to that status, if he leaves now his best career moments will without doubt (baring a catastrophic injury) be away from Villa Park. How can he possibly be a Villa legend if that happens?
  16. Villa are doing nothing of the sort.They have signed a very good player who was clearly using Norwich as a stepping stone and may well think the same thing about Villa. Villa were never a stepping stone for Jack. Having said there is a football hierarchy and Arab money has put Citeh at the of the football food chain so I can see your point.
  17. This is exactly how I feel. Not only that but he is one of us. Brought up in the same way,in the same area doing the same things. It’s the end of a very short but enjoyable era if he goes…if he stays there are no limits with these owners.UTV
  18. Agreed He is invaluable to us as a club. In my opinion this only happens if Jack makes it happen otherwise no transfer fee is big enough.
  19. Of course. However if he leaves it just feels like all the other times….we want/need this time with Jack to be different.
  20. The only way we can replace him is bring in two or three players that can come in and bring assists, carries and goals with them. That said I don’t want him to leave….he is our talisman and the whole club benefits whilst he is with us. No signings can replace him and what he means to us.If he goes it means that this “project” is no different to any other.
  21. They are a little upset about things aren't they. They've gone from Pride of the Midlands to our feeder team in three years. Isn't it great to see the Villa acting like the biggest club in the area again at last...the last 10 years have been a gift to the Baggies but now they had their fun!
  22. You wouldn't tolerate it anywhere else. Football clubs and kit manufacturers (especially) get away with far more than other industries imo I stopped buying kits years ago, in fact I don't even go into the club shop......they really should to do a better job enticing fans to buy merchandise, especially season ticket holders.... But they don't care, especially while we just tolerate crap kits that we don't like and ridiculous lead times like the one you mention! I love Villa but i don't love being ripped off every time i have to buy anything but a match ticket
  23. Man City’s trophies are meaningless to us…Villa fans. Jack winning trophies with them will be meaningless to Aston Villa. His club….in his town. Of course maybe that means nothing to him as a professional player and he is just the same as every other pro,I just hope this time is different.
  24. Winning trophies at Man City is meaningless when: 1.You are a Villa fan 2.Your family are Villa 3.Your friends are Villa Who is interested when you win the league for the first time but it’s City’s 4th in 5 years? Not even City fans care…. I just can’t see what’s in it for Jack here…when he wins something at Villa it will surpass anything he can do at City. He could have an Aguero moment here….he can’t do that there. I just can’t see it happening UTV
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