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  1. rubberman

    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Pressure's on now. Theirs to lose but who knows what will happen. Exciting for there still to be something to play for (in a good way) at this stage of the season.
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    Jack Grealish

    If we do stay down, given how much of this season he missed, a full season as the focal point of the team in this league would be better than bench-warming in the PL. Don't see he'd get much benefit from joining a bottom half team (where he'd be likely to play regularly) over staying with us TBH. Think where he and we would be if he'd been fit all season - pretty sure we'd be up and his value would be double. Worth it all round to give it another year IMO.
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    Watersports? (not actually watersports)
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    NurembergVillan is spot on. I work in another sport and we took over the kit supply for the top team in our world on those lines. As is evidenced from the number of people just on this thread who didn't know of Luke but now do, the marketing exposure is worth many times the cost of the deal. They will hope that much of that interest tums into sales of their main range as well but is certainly going to expand their reach outside of the Midlands.
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    Interesting deal. Had never heard of Luke and not expecting much having looked at their aesthetic. In theory the speed to market means the club could bring out a specific Playoffs kit (or Champions league final kit) - (well - subject to league rules on kits) which would be interesting.
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    Pre match thread

    Looks pretty awful to me. Hope we still have enough.
  7. rubberman

    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Nah - I'm with J-V. Till it's gone you don't give up. And that means hoping Fulham and Cardiff have some kind of heatwave implosion - starting tonight.
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    Jack Grealish

    I think a lot may come down to Bruce's future. If he stays, he could well persuade JT to give us another year and that would have a big influence on Jack IMO. If Bruce goes and JT heads back to Chelsea to start coaching, Jack might be more tempted. So much depends on the next few weeks...
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    Premier League Predictions 2017/18 - GW35

    Name Home Team Away Team Guess Ipswich 0 2 Villa Villa West Brom 0 3 Liverpool Liverpool Watford 0 1 Palace Palace Arsenal 2 0 West Ham Arsenal Stoke 0 1 Burnley Burnley Man City 3 0 Swansea Man City Everton 1 1 Newcastle Draw rubberman
  10. rubberman

    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Yep. Though I think we'll still be OK tomorrow and Cardiff will lose on Tuesday, just to keep that faint hope alive for another week.
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    Surely you mean a golf?
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    New Manager Speculation

    Yep - if we'd been in Wolves position, or cruised up in second I'd be giving him a go in the PL, but stumbling up (hopefully) through the playoffs from 4th and I can see him getting a thanks and bye. That is IF there is an obviously better replacement available.
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    Villa Kit 2018-19

    Jesus - can you imagine a Ted Baker Villa Jersey. These are risks taking it away from a sports brand but it would be an interesting move. I work in technical sportswear and have been involved in team kit supplying as well as working in general fashion retail in the past and they are very different. (what dn1982 says makes sense)
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Yep. That is going to be so sweet.