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  1. Denis242

    Joe Bryan

    He would be a fantastic signing for us, and I hope people who say hes "good competition for Taylor" or a "good backup for Hutton" are joking, because Joe was one of the two best LBs in the league last year with Barry Douglas, Taylor was nowhere near his level. Defensively Hutton isnt worse than Bryan, but he isnt nearly the player Bryan is going forward. He would be a fantastic Left Wing Back but even if we play him as a left back in a 4-man defense, hed still be good as he played in a 4-4-2 system at Bristol most of the time, so he is used to it. The only thing that could be bad for him is if Bruce doesnt allow him to flourish going forward like Lee Johnsons did, cause Lee Johnson is clearly a more attacking minded coach than Bruce is. But I still think this would be a great bargain signing for us for only 5 million pounds. I really hope he chooses us, but Middlesbrough isnt in a worse position than us going into the season, but we are the bigger club of course.
  2. You really think so? I mean Stoke and West Brom will spend big and keep some of their first team players. Swansea isnt worse than Cardiff either, ok there is no team like Wolves, but even the promoted teams from League One arent worse than the relegated clubs. I dont think the difference is big, but if you talk about how good and watchable the football in the league is I might agree. Fulham and Wolves were good ball playing teams, and from the relegated clubs only Swansea might play attractive football. (With Potter I guess so) I dont think it would be easier to get promoted next season, even with our current team, but I wouldnt expect us to aim for automatic promotion.
  3. Stoke's problem is that they have never had a reliable goal scorer in the years gone by. Isnt Jonathan Walters their all time leading PL scorer? Sums it up really. Players like Arni and Shaqiri and before that their defensive stability have kept them over the line, most of these years they have overachieved for me. I think they could beat Palace, because when they play as good defensively vs an inform Palace offense (inform bc of the 5-0 win today), Palace might struggle to break them down and they'll get 2 or 3 chances more then today bc Palace arent as good defensively normally. But they have to put them away. Diouf and Crouch arent the most clinical strikers thats the problem. If they stay up fair play do Lambert.
  4. Mame Diouf. He us so bad in front of goal its criminal. They should've sticked with him at the Right Back position. A team that playes with Diouf and Crouch up front in 2018 should get relegated really.
  5. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/02/13/ryan-mason-retires-football-medical-advice-13-months-serious/ Very sad news! I already forgot about his horrific head injury, so when we played Hull, I didnt even knew he was there anymore. I hope he can live a happy live, I always thought he was an underrated player, so I didnt understand why he has gone to Hull in the first place. He could have easily slotted into the Everton team or so. in the end this transfer is very tragic for both team and player. But the most important thing is, that he is fine.
  6. Welbeck is a little bit unlucky too with his injuries. But yes normally he isnt good enough for a top 6 team. Thats why hes only a sub most of the times. And Im still not sure about Iwobi. I would also say he isnt good enough yet to play a big role in a top team, but he has the talent to maybe develop into a big player for Arsenal. His decision making is still too inconsistent, but as you can see with his assist this game vs Bournemouth he has flashes of brilliance.
  7. Mustafi. His passing is atrocious most of the time. Dont know why he's in the german squad. Isnt a bad defender tho.
  8. He has the time of his live right now at Celtic. Scoring a hattrick again. People are always slamming the Scottish Premiership. It is bad. But it also shows that Sinclair is a talented player, that was a bit wasted at Villa imo. I am not saying that he would have been something special elsewhere in the PL. But he isn't a bad player.
  9. La Liga is overrated mate. They always say they have the best technical ability down there, but espacially the bottom half La Liga teams are never ever better than the bottom half PL teams. Just my opinion.
  10. But they signed Jermaine Defoe, which was brilliant. But that also fits to our signing of Benteke back then. So yeah you're right.
  11. Exactly right. 19 years https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oldham_Athletic_A.F.C._seasons
  12. U think Gardner and Frei aren't good signings for them? We talk about a mid-table championship team.
  13. Ben Watson from Watford maybe? He doesn't get much playing time this season, (injuries?). But now they signed Cleverley on loan, so maybe he is available.
  14. Yeah Ghana didn't call Adomah, but Ayew of course.
  15. Both are obviously not good enough but Bunn has more experience and hasn't been that bad. And also in Fifa 16 Bunn had an +4 advantage over Gollini (73,69) so that seems more realistic. You can easily switch them two. It is not that dramatical for me.
  16. Hi. I would like to hear your suggestions on the player ratings of our players in Fifa 17. Here are my suggestions. But before I start I want to say pls be a little bit realistic and not say Gabby 23 or Richards 44. So I rate our squad like this: GK - Bunn 69 GK - Gollini 68 GK - Steer 67 RB - Hutton 69 RB - De Laet 72 RB - Bacuna 70 CB - Chester 74 CB - Elphick 73 CB - Richards 73 CB - Baker 71 LB - Amavi 76 LB - Cissokho 71 CM - Westwood 72 CM - Jedinak 75 CM - Tshibola 68 CM - Lyden 64 CM - Gardner 70 LM - Grealish 72 LM - Green 63 RM - Adomah 73 CF - McCormack 77 ST - Ayew 76 ST - Kodjia 74 ST - Agbonlahor 69 ST - Gestede 72 ST - Kozak 68 ST - Hepburn-Murphy 62 Have I forgotten someone? And what do u think about this topic? Let me know.
  17. The first Villa game I remember watching was an exciting game against Chelsea in the Martin O'Neill era. It was a great performance by us, offensively at least. I wish that team would still be around. I looked it up.
  18. Seems to be a very good player on Championship level. But I gotta say. What I saw out of him on PL level (games against Sunderland and West Brom) was far from convincing. Let's hope he can swing those crosses in for Rudy and Jonny. We made very good Championship experienced/Championship proven signings. That should be the right way to get back up.
  19. Great signing. Let's hope his first half of the season isn't that great (no Africa cup), and then he explodes in the second half. We are Villa, so it will probably go according to plan, for the first half of the season...
  20. RIP Dilian. I must admit that I never heard of him before. Seemed to be a vital player for us in the early 90s, where I wasn't born. Was it the policemans fault, or was it accidental?
  21. Dominic Solanke on loan? I think there is a chance for that to happen. The question is, is he a 10+ goalscorer on Championship level already? For me yes when he gets the right service. If we would get him I would buy 1 more striker tho and get rid of 2.
  22. We are linked with the Italian goalkeeper Leali at the moment: http://gianlucadimarzio.com/calciomercato/juventus-leali-piace-a-leganes-deportivo-la-coruna-e-aston-villa/ He looks like a really solid goalstopper, but he would only be a loanee. And I think a loanmove to another club in Italy is more likely for him. But who knows.
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