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Stratvillan

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    New Manager Speculation

    Fair point, but I'm sure you'd have a contractor lined up who could meet your deadlines. I'm not sure there is anyone who would be a guaranteed improvement on a manager who will achieve probably 85 points. We can pull names out of the hat, but who realistically is coming here with little money to spend. Bruce is our permanent manager, we should support him to improve performance.
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    Robert Snodgrass

    Think the full backs are holding the whole team back.
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    Steve Bruce

    Be interesting if we did a best 11 from the top 4 how many would be villa players. Really don't get the we should have walked the league. Wolves manager did a really good interview on how this is the hardest league.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018 - Speculation

    Fair point. Johnstone and Terry would be a loss. ( and Snoddy) The others not so much, the inclusion of losing gabby (twice) , Tuanzebe, Hutton, And Onamah as a doomsday scenario doesn't hold much water. Grealish is irreplaceable imo, Chester might pay for Flint.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    In terms of the playoffs it's ridiculously close - down to Preston. Brentford really have something to play for against Fulham.
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    Josh Onomah

    He may want to be a cm. he doesn't work hard enough to play there at the moment.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Reckon blues will lose to Fulham to deny us promotion even if it gets them relegated? They hate us that much!
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    Josh Onomah

    Really poor, if he wasn't on loan from spuds wouldn't get near the team. Only stood out in second half because he actually made 2 tackles. He wants to play number 10. We have jack for that. Number of times jack snoddy etc ran past him tracking back. Djemba, salifou etc
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    Steve Bruce

    It's the last line for me. If we don't go up Bruce will go. But in all likelihood we'll finish 4th. If the new manager is judged that 3rd or 4th is a failure, we could be in for a lot of managers over the next few years. Im not a Bruce fan, but believe that he's done a competent job.
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    Robert Snodgrass

    Generally surprised at a lot of the above comments. Was unfit when he joined, but since then has been one of our pots. Does he deliver in every game, no, but does anyone. Always wants the ball, and always gets involved. Most of the good play involved him last night. Is quality at this level can't understand not signing him - this will be price dependant.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Villa v Cardiff

    Have to agree, I think he is really promising, comfortable on the ball, positive and quite big and strong. He is making mistakes and is playing out of position - he'll learn. He reminds me a lot of Barry when he came through.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Think it will be be Terry or Bruce. Just want us to think long term. Would love us to actually define how Villa play, and appoint a series of managers who play this way. We are not Barcelona, but that's what they did from Cruyff onwards. We have youth teams who are all footballers, who then leave us because we don't play football, and go on to have better careers elsewhere. If we don't want to play football, get rid of ohare etc and appoint Allardyce etc. If we have these players we need to appoint a footballing manager, and actually sign 2 full backs with pace.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Think Bruce will stay if we go up, think Terry with experienced no2 and 3 Chelsea loans if we don't.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Think that next seasons manager is already here!
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    James Bree

    I think he could be useful. Let's face it, he'll be first choice backup in a couple of positions if we fail to go up.