Villa Stu

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    Steve Bruce

    I meant Kodjia seemed a bargain at £15m compared the £12m we spent on McCormack. I maybe should have worded it better
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    Steve Bruce

    Fair point, but at the time of spending £12m on McCormack, Kodjia seemed an absolute bargain. How times have changed for us.
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    Steve Bruce

    Kodjia and Jedi for me too
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    Steve Bruce

    Was Chester a Bruce signing? I thought he was RDM signing.
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    Tony Xia

    If worse comes to the worst and we lose Jack, is there anyone of the above you think could step up? Obviously I’m not expecting them to come in and be as good as Jack, but just someone that could come in and add that creative spark in the middle of the pitch.
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    Tony Xia

    It was £100m he had in a uk bank https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/aston-villa-qa-tony-xia-11383863
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    Tony Xia

    I agree but just worry about what type of owner would we be getting? Would they have the clubs best interest at heart or just come in and sell any and all assets?
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    Tony Xia

    So would that make you, as a Villa fan, not want to play for Villa?
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    Tony Xia

    As a fan I would say Grealish would choose to play for Villa over any other club, just imagine being in his position as a fan playing for the club you love and being the main man on the pitch, hearing the crowd sing your name, the question for me is why wouldn’t he want to stay at Villa?
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    What would happen, in terms of FFP, if we managed a swap deal? No fee, just player for player and look at getting someone in on lower wages.
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    Jack Grealish

    £28m for Slimani says that it has
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    It will be fun after the Sheffield Utd game mate, never mind between the Norwich and Ipswich games
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    January transfer window 2018

    He certainly could be, do we have the money to be signing him without selling first though?
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    January transfer window 2018

    Used to play for crewe alongside Westwood, then went to Man Utd the same time we signed Westwood. Wigan signed him a few seasons ago, fairly decent performer mate
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    Jack Grealish

    Looks to have gained a yard of pace. Best player on the pitch for the 3rd game in a row. He is making us click and controls the game and brings others players into the game. Keep it up jack utv!
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    Keinan Davis

    Whilst I kind of agree with what you are saying regarding hogan, McCormack is the most proven goal scorer at this level so would you put him ahead of the rest? For me it is not about being proven with different clubs but what the performance is like on match day in a villa shirt, so for now I would say Davis should be starting the next match up front until there is a reason to drop him whether that be a bad game or him being subbed off and someone coming on and offering more than he did. He suits us at the minute he is good in the air, strong and direct which is what we need plus he holds the ball up well and can bring others into play. Keep up the hard work Davis and long may this form continue. UTV
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    Steve Bruce

    Why is he still here? He needs to go now so that the new manager has enough time to get things right. The football is atrocious and we make the worst teams in the league look like they should be competing in the premier league. He needs to go before his useless idiotic approaches ruin another season
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    Tony Xia

    Tony has backed us massively already. regardless of the clubs current financial situation we still have a bloated squad that should be reduced before we consider any more incomings. I think Xia and the board realise that it is no good in the long run with the current squad size as either way it is unsustainable, if we go up we need to shift a lot of players to build a new squad and if we do not go up we need to shift a few players to help us balance the books. The best thing for me that Tony can do is get rid of Bruce and hire a manager (and coaches) that have the football philosophy to get the best out of the current crop of players already at the club. Tony has assembled the most expensive team in EFL history and sees the tripe that happens on match days when he knows as well as all of us that on paper we have a great squad for this level. Tony is not the problem, the players (imo) are not the problem, it is the management and coaching that is. He would be better off using any funds we have available replacing Bruce which would be the best bit of business we could do right now.
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    Steve Bruce

    Hopefully not long at all, after the Bristol game? It would give the new manager a couple of weeks to put his style in to the way we approach games. My only worry is that would be 3 more league games of Bruce tripe.
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    If you do not care then why take the time out of your day to post on here? I get that not all fans can watch all games but if they are posting on here then surely they care about the results of the team and want us to do well
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    You are right mate at times grealish can be the best on the pitch or the most frustrating and like you say he needs to work on it. I was quite hopeful about McCormack and hogan playing together and getting a good understanding/partnership but that doesn't look like it will ever happen now. McCormack had all the qualities needed for that role and it's frustrating that another player has not worked out for us
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    I think the issue is with us not countering as a team. When someone counters they tend to find themselves as the only one and run into trouble/have to pass backwards. We have some pacey players mate in green, onomah, Kodjia, hogan, gabby, adomah and Elmo. They just don't move as a unit yet which can be resolved by coaching and positive/attacking tactics. I agree that we do not create much at all though the middle which needs to be improved on to start winning games. The runs that hogan was making on Saturday were barely seen by our cm's and they tended to pass out to the wings or to another cm
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    Scott Hogan

    Hogan had a very good first half, he made runs to draw out defenders and was creating chances. He had 2 or 3 good chances that against most keepers in this league he would have buried the one that particularly stands out is when he went past a couple of players and found himself one on one with mccregor who pulled of a great save to deny him. If he can play like he did Saturday (first half) all season we could have a very good player imo. Second half he didn't get any service and ended up being a passenger like a number of others but he should have been the one to stay on the field over gabby I think he would have linked up better with green and onamah
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    Conor Hourihane

    I think us getting players like Onomah, whelen and Elmo will bring out a better side to Hourihane and Lansbury. There are now quite a number of players on the same wave length so hopefully we see that translated into good performances and results.
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    Ross McCormack

    Well Hogan made me eat my words in that game. More of the same please Scott. If he plays like that and stays fit he will have a good season. Elmo and O'Hare looked good as well today.