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  1. Do you really think the players released this summer would be better options than what we have? 3 of them have gone into pension, as they were incapable of playing, lost their appetites or no one wanted them Elphick is average at best in the championship and 32. Adomah is warming Nottingham Forrests bench, whelan is in League one. They don't turn shit over night, our team last season got carried by our loanees, Grealish and McGinn. I think even Smith and purslow would agree with the sentence that there were too many changes in a short space, and I expect them to use that as the excuse when we are relegated, but we just didn't have any other option, as much as you dislike any one at Villa, Smith, purslow etc. there just is no arguement that we bought and sold too much, everyone agrees, we just didnt have a choice. This is always an issue with teams Bruce has managed, once he leaves they turn horrible, as he fills them with average and older players, and they always require massive fixes afterwards. This isnt helped by the fact that we had piss poor recruitment before Bruce too. As much as I'm unsure about Smith, I just cant blame him too much for the mess we're in, people are talking about changing players and formations, I just don't think we have good enough players (bar three; McGinn, Grealish and Mings (also the keepers)). We have bottlers and players scared of fighting, like El Ghazi and Targett. people are asking for massive changes for the final, but what changes can we realistically do? once a again poor recruitment has ruined our season, though at least some of the players we have now might be deccent in the championship. I wonder who was in charge of our transfers?
  2. I'd be surprised if his contract is longer than to this summer, potentially with a 1 year extension if we choose to activate it
  3. pretty similar to when we signed Christ Sutton, low risk, low wages and short deal. Would rather play with a shit striker than no striker. Majority of the clubs in the prem are trying to sign strikers, and it seems like the majority are failing, at least we got something Who knows, maybe he'll actually suit us and everything clicks?
  4. I don't want Smith out, though I'm starting to become unsure now.. the football served these last few months has been dreadful, selection has been trivial and performances abysmal. Even though I know he is not in charge of recruitment, someone has to be punished for it, the recruitment has been horrendous, apart from Mings we will be making losses on the rest. The question to me is, if we keep Smith, I honestly believe there is NO chance we will stay up, but dose he deserve a chance in the championship with us next season, or do we role the dice and try to stay up, but most likely end in a manager limbo in the near future? I cant see any new long term managers available to us at the moment.
  5. Somehow this tells me that you may be out of touch of modern football. He is, as most clubs are run today, head coach not manager, this means that he is most likely involved, but is no by any means the main man when signing players, this is the job of the scouts and director of football, so you really can't blame him solely on the signings. He took us from 15th to promotion last season, I think everyone would agree that this was a fantastic achievement, we lost our main right sided center back and one of our most important player in Tuanzebe, also, probably more significant, we lost our topscorer and one of the premer leagues highest scorers this season in Tammy. Add to that we basically lost our entire rotational squad. FFS we had only 9 senior outfield players left at the club after last season, and this is including a broken Chester and players like Elmo, Taylor, Kodija, Lansbury and Davis. Also there are no decent youth players available, which could have made filling the squad up an easier task. Also, there are two types of expenditures in football, net transfer spent, where we addmittely have spend a bit (though apart from Wesley and Mings, I'd argue that our players are very very cheap in todays market) and contract expenditure, where I'm willing to bet our majority of our players are very cheap. Not to forget that all the players apart from Heaton, Jota and Mings are 25 or below, meaning that they have been signed with the long term in mind, players that can and most likely will improve. When have you ever seen a club having to buy a new 9 out of starting 11 and be successfull?? we miracly finished 5th in the championship last season FFS and are arguably weaker as we lost so many players !! Things arent going great but people really need to be realistic.. So whats the plan after sacking Smith? go for Mark Hughes, Harry Redknapp or another dinosaur, play hoofball again and sign players above the age of 28 on high contracts? I feel like we have tried that a few times. For the first time since I was old enough to follow football, we are actually a club that tries to play football the right way and that are trying to buy players that dont bankrupt us and have sell on value, for the first time we are actually trying to be smart and modern about it. Give it time for crying out loud, success doesnt happen overnight.
  6. I remember last season when we got the new owners, and I think it was purslow who was talking about something along the lines of copying the Dortmund method, buying younger players, developing them and either keep them and improve the team or sell them on for profits and replace them with new youngsters. I remember fans creaming themselves with excitement. If people think that players will develop massively and become the finished the article after 15 games, then we might as well scrap our new philosophy and go back to buying overpriced older British players, that end up rotting in our reserves. Wesley has not been flawless, but we the fans really have to be patient and realistic, if fans think posting on a forum or facebook doesnt affect anyone, then you are wrong, it will affect his confidence greatly. The fans play a big part in a players development and confidence. I get this is a forum, but 99% of the posts critizing the guy are not constructive nor created for debate, but merely to bash the guy.
  7. Am I thinking about another header? did the goalkeeper not catch the ball?
  8. Very good today, our new Brad Friedel !
  9. This hounding players mentality we have have is so tiresome, all it creates is negativity. I really want us to avoid being like Arsenal fans and creating that type of toxicity that they have, it's not good for anything. Criticising players and attacking players are two very different things. We are talking about a 22 year old striker, who has never played at this level before. He's got 4 goals in 10 and if he continues this goal scoring form will finish on 14-15, which is a great return. people that are expecting a 20 goals a season striker should look at the history of premier league and realise how few players actually get more than 20 each season. I see potential in him, but of course realise he needs to improve and has some very frustrating traits, like the way he falls over much to easily and gets outmuscled, but guess what, this kid has never played against this calibre of players before, this league is much more physically demanding than any other league he has experienced, it's gonna take time for hime to get used to it. He's young, moved to a new country, new culture and a new language, of course he has to be given some time to adapt and it is our duty as fans to support him and make the transition easier for him. Confidence is the main attribute of a succesful attacker (or footballer in general), he's not going to become a confident player with the support he is currently getting I wonder what the fans opinion of Benteke was after 10 games? Also worth mentioning that the only players at clubs around us in the league that have outscored Wesley so far pukki (who started really well and has faded away) with 6 and an established Callum Wilson with 5. And Wesley has been incredibly effective, as chances presented to him have been very limited.
  10. Heaton is an experienced premier league and international player, Steer was on loan in League 1 one year ago Taylor has played a role in our fantastic rise. Have people here actually seen Targett? what are they judgning him on? Smith is most likely judging them on their on the field performances from the past 6 months and what they do every day in training, I trust and support 100% every decision he makes, as he is in a much better position do be making them Taylor has been nothing less than consistant in our first three matches this season, I just dont understand the scapegoat mentality Villa fans seem to have.
  11. Of course! Smith has my support 100%! I think he's a better judge of player than any of us and this shows in how performances and results that he has achieved. Are you saying you've stopped supporting Smith because he is using Taylor?
  12. Without checking, I'm pretty sure he played in all our games in our 10 match winning run last season, played in all our play-off games and has been nothing but consistant so far in the Premier League, wish the fans would get of his back for a while. Another good performance and deserves some praise for helping and playing a part in getting us to where we are at the moment! Thanks Neil Taylor.
  13. They sold Trippier as they trust KWP more, may be the weak'ish team, but they still had one of the worlds best strikers in Kane, Brazilian international Lucas, £75m new signing Ndombele, World cup winner Loris, world class defenders in alderweirald and Sanchez. 6 of the starters started last seasons champions league final And we were actually leading until eriksen came on! Though I'm happy to see that your expectations have become more realistic
  14. So, judging from the comments Wesley is a waste of money and will never be any good Hourihane is the worst dm in the world Douglas Luiz looked poor when he came on Jota was terrible El Ghazi was terrible Taylor and Elmo are at best average championship players Grealish will never succed in the prem And Dean Smith is an idiot for using the players he preferred for the match and should have started all the new players and is therefor a terrible manager Feel like we might as well just give up. Especially considering how embarrasing it is to get dominated away by the champions league finalist when you are a newly promoted side, disgrace.
  15. Thought he was one of our better players today, defended well and was invloved in the very few times we threw together any passing combinations
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