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    The pitch

    The pitch looked like it used to in the 90's, when we were good! Good omen!
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    January transfer window 2018

    We have a lot of key players on loan, which will inevitably mean a restructuring next season whether we go up or not.
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    Robert Snodgrass

    No harm in having quality cover in high energy positions considering the density of the fixture list.
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    Steve Bruce

    I think I saw Steve Bruce walking through Surrey today!!? He was with two teenage lads (probably his sons). I was whizzing past on a bike. Could have been someone else. Eh. That's all. Hope this post was enjoyable for you to read.
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    The VT Advent Calendar 2016

    Hehe. Even our advent calendar best starting 11 has a left back and a striker on the wings. Happy Christmas VT!
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    Jack Grealish

    Grealish needs to work on the aspects of his game that are lacking. Until he can improve his marking and defensive engine, he'll always be a liability/luxury this club can't afford. Talk of him flourishing at another club are probably valid. That said, I don't think the likes of Mourinho would play him. Neither would the Ranieri types. As an Irishman I was quite disappointed when he declared for England. Looks like I had nothing to worry about... yet. In fact, the player I was hoping he'd replace in a couple of years is currently one of the best CAM's in the Championship - Wes Hoolihan.
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    The push for the Play offs ?

    I reckon the if we do make it to the play offs, then the final, the stress will kill me. Bigger than any cup final we've had before. Yes I include our European Cup win (although it was before my time).
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    Relegation thread 2016/17

    Our name is irrelevant in modern football. Reputations aren't worth sh1t.
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    Next Villa Manager

    Don't like the thoughts of Big Fat Sam at our club. He's a shyster, and has just been exposed as being corrupt. Add that to a mentally fragile dressing room and it's a recipe for further disaster. The amount of negative press attention he'll be attracting in the coming months makes him an even less attractive option.
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    Tommy Elphick

    Team Doc: "Tommy, are you alright?" Tommy: "It's not my blood!"
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    Ciaran Clark

    I'm disappointed to see him go, but I think the move will do him good. He'll have an Indian Summer career and become another one that got away.
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    Your Predictions of How our season will pan out

    After a pre-season that saw us win a lot of easy games, the challenge/intensity of the Championship will catch some of our players off guard. We'll get off to a shaky start, possibly 3 points from first four games. Xia will panic and the chequebook will open wide. I've no idea if that will work. A flurry of panic signings late in the window will either plug our gaps, or create further disharmony within the squad. Toss a coin and cross your fingers.
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2016

    Wonder if we could get Wes Hoolahan now that Lambo is long gone? Need a stocky CDM type as well though.
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    Promotion 2016/7

    We have six competitive games to play before the window closes, so there's plenty of time to assess the squad in the theatre of war.