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  1. I imagine the singular announcement of signings is to drive more traffic to the website with more news articles appearing online. Also by double announcing they would potentially lose a bit of the limelight on one of the players. For instance if they announced with Luiz most of the interest would be on him. Anyway, welcome Bjorn. Hope you become a Villa legend, and colossus in our defence.
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    Ethan Ampadu

    Ampadu set to go on loan Chelsea's teenage Wales defender Ethan Ampadu is likely to leave the club on loan this season, manager Frank Lampard has confirmed. The centre-back, 18, has not joined the Premier League club's pre-season tour of Japan in anticipation of a move. Aston Villa are reportedly interested in signing Ampadu, who has played 12 times for Chelsea's first team. This lad has been linked with us again today on the bbc. I can't see it beng to us, especially if our deals for Luiz and Engels go through shortly. I would have thought he would go to a club where he is guaranteed playing time, which might not happen here.
  3. Congratulations Conor, well deserved new deal. His left peg will provide a very useful weapon for us in the PL. A good guy to have in the squad.
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    Douglas Luiz

    Yes they did have one in place for Traore. They just never wanted him back after his showings here.
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    Douglas Luiz

    Reported on the beeb, as pere the link below. Douglas Luiz agrees Aston Villa move and Bjorn Engels also a target Aston Villa have agreed a £15m deal with Manchester City for Brazil Under-23 captain Douglas Luiz - and hope to complete a £7m move for Reims' Belgium Under-21 defender Bjorn Engels. Midfielder Luiz, 21, has been on loan at Girona for the past two seasons and has never played for City. Villa believe he will be granted a work permit despite being denied one at the start of last season. A deal has yet to be agreed for centre-back Engels, 24, but talks are ongoing. Luiz and Engels both come on the strong recommendation of Villa sporting director Jesus Garcia Pitarch.
  6. Yeah last chance for him to prove he has what it takes to be given a new contract and a chance here, he needs to up his game massively for that to happen. It doesn't bode well that at his previous two loan spells at a far lower level than we are aiming at, the manager didn't trust him to play a part in their team. With that in mnd, I am highly doubtful that he will make it here.
  7. Sherwood left us a central defence of Richards and Lescott, and relying on Gestede to score enough goals to replace Benteke. We were doomed when the transfer window shut at the end of August. There was no recovering from that start!
  8. Gone to Livingstone on loan, as per OS. Hopefully this will be a better loan for him, and prove whether he stands a chance of making it at the top level. Sarkic on Loan Matija Sarkic has joined Livingston for the 2019/20 campaign. The goalkeeper, who has been a prominent figure in our U23s set-up and is frequently involved in first-team preparations, heads to the Scottish Premiership on a season-long loan deal. Good luck, Matija.
  9. The Miracle in Medinah. One of the greatest team comebacks ever!
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    Jed Steer

    Well done Jed. He deserved a new contract simply for the psyching out of Mason Holgate in that penalty shoot out. That was brilliant, and set us on our way to the victory and ultimately promotion.
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    Wesley Moraes

    We had a forward on loan called Gustavo Bartelt around that time who was Argentinian, but I don't think he ever made it onto the pitch for us.
  12. Agree 100% with this. I think his shoulder injury took the edge off his game in the final few games. He injured himself scoring at Bolton, and wasn't quite the same after that.
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    Agree, it hurt at the time but he had a chance of playing in the PL and he took it. We were not looking the most stable club last summer either. I can understand his decision.
  14. I remember discussing our chances of promotion with my Dad at about this point of the season. We had taken my daughters swimming at the time and we both agreed it was extremely unlikely. I said we would need to win almost all of the games left to have a chance of the playoffs, impossible we thought. Then we won 10 on the bounce, unbelievable stuff.
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    Tyrone Mings

    Agree, I don’t see us making the playoffs without signing him in January. Has made us a lot more solid at the back, and seems a good influence within the squad on and off the pitch. A Great signing.

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