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  1. Noticed kappa are starting to release 20/21 kits now. Looking at the last couple it seems to point towards us having a similar template with the split at the neck and an individual pattern connected to the club or region. I quite like the style and the orange kit would work well with blue arms and claret cuffs... Wonder if we will get a white away kit this year too?
  2. Bristol C v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  3. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  4. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  5. Villa started the new season with a win, a penalty save and a clean sheet. This win also gave us three successive home wins for the first time since 2007. What is not to like about that? Chris Wilder really lives up to his surname when he visits Villa Park. Once again, he was raging about decisions made, or not made by the referee and by VAR, after the game. Does he reserve these displays of umbrage for his annual visits to Villa Park, or does he react the same way everywhere else? Villa started well and had the better of the early minutes. The first of the decisions that left Wilder fuming came after just 12 minutes and it left The Blades down to ten men. Watkins and Egan both ran alongside each other in chase of a ball played out of defence by Mings. Ollie appeared destined to outpace the defender, but Egan grappled with him like a wrestler in an attempt to hold him back. Ramsdale came out of his area to collect the ball, but had the defender not prevented Watkins getting ahead of him, I doubt he would have reached it before our new striker would have. Referee Graham Scott agreed and gave Egan a red card for preventing a clear goal scoring opportunity. Sheffield United initially reacted to this by increasing their foul count, but were given an opportunity against the run of play, to go ahead after 33 minutes when they were awarded a penalty, after a slight touch by Targett felled Basham inside the box. Would Wilder be happy with that decision? Of course not, a penalty was insufficient punishment in his opinion. He had decided from his touchline vantage point, that Targett had deliberately brought his player down, without attempting to reach the ball, so should have been sent off to level up the numbers. The fine penalty save by Martinez must have heightened his feelings of injustice. This was not a great Villa performance, but it was a winning one. Our players will benefit from this match. It will give us some of the sharpness, that we were lacking last night, that a run of pre-season friendlies would normally have given us by the time that the opening game of the season was upon us. We have often struggled of late, against teams that are reduced to ten men and that proved to be the case again yesterday. The Blades put men behind the ball and their target became a clean sheet and a point, as soon as Egan departed (if not before). Our visitors are a well organised and combative team. Going down to ten men did not change that and we struggled to break down their resolute defence. We had the possession, but we lacked the spark and invention to make the clear chances, that would see us comfortable winners, until we did create a couple of late opportunities, as they tired near the end. We needed something different to break down a defence that was determined to frustrate us. That was either sitting in the stands or still waiting to become a Villa player last night. The goal did come though, from a set piece on a night when it had seemed one goal might well be enough and so it proved. This win has taken us three points above yesterday’s visitors and into the top half of the fledgling league table. We are six points ahead of WBA and ahead of the mighty Leeds as well as last season’s high-flying Wanderers. Mind the gap!! My player ratings from a game that has left us undefeated in our last five league games are: Emiliano Matinez – 8 – MOTM – Saved a penalty on his league debut and he has clearly carried the confidence he had gained from his recent performances for Arsenal with him to B6. Showed he is comfortable with the ball at his feet and this was tested early into the game, with some back passes that would have had us on the edge of our seats (had we been able to be there). Dived to his right to push Lundstram’s penalty around the post. As Tyrone told him after the penalty save, “F****** brilliant” Matty Cash – 6 – Hit some nice crosses and made a confident debut. Ezri Konsa – 7 – Scored our winner, which was his second goal in his last four games. He is becoming almost as prolific a scorer as Trez lately isn’t he? Mings made a clever run from the centre of the 6-yard box to level with the near post, where he flicked on Targett’s 63rd minute corner for Ezri to head home our winner. He climbed above Stevens on the right of the 6-yard box and directed the ball just inside the far post past Ramsdale. Tyrone Mings – 7 – Terrific news that like Jack, he has also signed a new contract. Dominant in the air and a solid performance. Hit a long ball for Watkins to run onto from level with his own box, so might have a valid claim for an assist for the sending off, as well as the winner? Matt Targett – 5 – Conceded a penalty on 33 minutes, when Basham who had run unseen behind him onto a Burke cross, fell when moving in front of him, having had his back foot clipped by the defender. John McGinn - 5 – Hit a 1st minute Cash cross first time from the far edge of the 6-yard box, which went over. Trez played a nice ball back to him on 85 minutes, but his shot from outside the box went wide of the right-hand post. He has not been at his best since his return from injury really, but I have no doubt that he will get back to his best shortly. Douglas Luiz – 7 – Another good solid display. Conor Hourihane – 5 – Headed the ball to Jack inside the box on 41 minutes, who played the ball back to him on the edge of the box, but he lifted his shot over the bar. Jack Grealish – 7 –Watkins ran just inside the left of the box, before he pulled the ball back to Jack whose 68th minute shot was a yard wide of the far post. Hit a shot a couple of feet wide of the near post from the edge of the area on 81 minutes. Watkins played a 92nd minute ball across the area for Jack, who aimed a shot for the far corner, but a block took it over the bar. Mahmoud Trezeguet – 5 – Jack played a 77th minute ball from the left of the box to the right, which he met with a volley that bounced a couple of yards in front of him and went harmlessly wide of the far post. Ollie Watkins – 7 – Ran strongly onto a ball played out of defence by Mings on the 12th minute and would have reached the ball, had Egan not been holding and pulling him back. The linesman who had the best view kept the flag down, but the referee was prepared to show Egan red for denying Ollie the opportunity of netting his first league goal for us. Curled a nice 78th minute shot from just inside the left-hand side of the area for the far top corner, which went just over. Substitute: Keinan Davis – 5 – Replaced Hourihane on 62 minutes. Did not make a noticeable impression on the game, during the time he had available to do so. Up the Villa! John Lewis
  6. Linfields playing in UVF colours for their change strip this season
  7. So as a sick mind-fecking idea, I thought with 3 days to go until our eventual success at staying in the league I'd start a thread about what could happen next year (given we stay up) as opposed to the relegation thread or the current season's thread - which are equally presumptuous as to the near future. Therefore - we are in a great position, we have a shed-load to invest, Jack stays, Mings and Konsa have formed an enviable partnership - where do we go from here? (Also may I be struck down by the gods when we get relegated).
  8. Everything is up in the air, football is even more broken and as much as people like to pretend they know what is it going to happen in the coming months no one really knows. Clubs are going under, clubs are having their transfer budgets slashed or even erased. And tons of clubs owes huge sums to agents and other clubs for unpaid transfer fees already. There is a huge black hole in the finances of football where the clubs themselves actually doesn't have much money and are relying on loans and their owners to bail them out because agent fees and ridiculous salaries are siphoning all the money out from the game. Man U has apparently taken out a £140m emergency loan to be able to keep spending in the summer despite owing £200m in unpaid transfers to various clubs... Player valuations are falling through the floor. I know there is a debate about this and we'll see. But there are still transfers to be done in the summer. And some, like Ziyech to Chelsea is already done. Apparently Icardi to PSG is very close to be completed but for a much smaller fee than what was initially suggested. "Only" £55-58m or so. Bit of a steal that. Let the madness begin!
  9. Just the one confirmed so far with Jack Clarke joining Yeovil Town on a season long loan. They finished 4th in the National League last season, losing to Barnet in the Play-offs. Clarke is 21 and has made an appearance for the Irish U/18s back in 2016. Unfortunately I can't find any info on how long he is contracted to AVFC for.
  10. Yep. We are doing a Leicester. Makes as much sense as anything right now. 3 points clear of Man Utd already
  11. Please vote and feel free to comment on why you picked that position. It is voting before any major transfer activity, we can have another poll after the transfer window shuts.
  12. anybody done the research? I'm in Texas. will AVTV show enough live video matches to be worth it? Is Peacock the only "legal" option? How many will be live on Peacock vs. available later on demand? I want the best, consistent, affordable method that gives every Villa match live, but I'm too lazy to do all the searching to explore what that is. (I'm pathetic, i know)
  13. Villa v Sheff United Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  14. Aston Villa statistics : 2020/2021 Premier League 2 - Division 2 - Under-23 development league GROUP TABLE (as of 22/09/2020) P W D L F A GD Pts 1 West Bromwich Albion 2 1 1 0 6 4 +2 4 2 Middlesbrough 2 1 1 0 4 2 +2 4 3 Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 1 1 0 5 4 +1 4 4 Fulham 1 1 0 0 4 0 +4 3 5 Stoke City 2 1 0 1 4 2 +2 3 6 Aston Villa 2 1 0 1 4 3 +1 3 7 Burnley 2 1 0 1 5 5 0 3 8 Norwich City 2 1 0 1 3 3 0 3 9 Crystal Palace 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 1 10 Newcastle United 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 11 Leeds United 2 0 1 1 2 6 -4 1 12 Sunderland 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 13 Reading 2 0 0 2 0 7 -7 0 PLAYER Nat A(S) a-WBA 1-3 h-Nor 3-0 h-Rea a-Cry a-Wol h-Sun a-Bur a-Sto h-Ful a-Lee h-Mid a-New h-WBA a-Nor a-Rea h-Cry h-Wol a-Sun h-Bur h-Sto a-Ful h-Lee a-Mid h-New Marschall, Filip (GK) 0 (0) u Ónodi, Ákos (GK) 1 (0) u S Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 1 (0) S Bridge, Mungo (CB) 1 (0) S Burton, Bradley (CB) 2 (0) S S Revan, Dominic (CB) 2 (0) S S Revan, Sebastian (LB) 2 (0) S S Walker, Jake (RB) 1 (0) S Brunt, Lewis (CM) 1 (1) o S Chukwuemeka, Carney (CM) 1 (0) S Farr, Charlie (RW) 0 (1) u o Philogene-Bidace, Jaden (L/RW) 1 (1) o S Ramsey, Aaron (ACM) 2 (0) S S Sohna, Harrison (CM) 1 (0) S u Archer, Cameron (F) 2 (0) S S Barry, Louie (F) 0 (1) o Campton-Sturridge, DJ (F) 0 (2) o o Guy, Ben (F) 1 (0) S Vassilev, Indiana (F) 1 (0) S Wright, Tyreik (F) 2 (0) S S Name in BOLD played in >= 50% of games = Goal(s) scored = Assist(s) created S = Started o = Came On u = Unused Sub # TOP SCORERS Gls 1 Philogene-Bidace, Jaden 2 2 Revan, Dominic 1 2 Ramsey, Aaron 1 # TOP ASSISTS Ast 1 Brunt, Lewis 1 1 Archer, Cameron 1 FIXTURES/RESULTS 14/09/2020 Birmingham County FA @ 13:00 West Bromwich Albion 3-1 Aston Villa ATT : 0 32' Brown, Zak (Dyce) 84' Philogene-Bidace, Jaden 91' Windsor, Owen (p) 97' Windsor, Owen (p) 18/09/2020 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa 3-0 Norwich City ATT : 0 29' Ramsey, Aaron (Archer) 61' Revan, Dominic (Brunt) 74' Philogene-Bidace, Jaden (p) 28/09/2020 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Reading 02/10/2020 Selhurst Park @ 19:00 Crystal Palace - Aston Villa 18/10/2020 Aggborough @ 12:00 Wolverhampton Wanderers - Aston Villa 30/10/2020 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Sunderland 09/11/2020 Leyland County Ground @ 14:00 Burnley - Aston Villa 23/11/2020 Clayton Wood @ 19:00 Stoke City - Aston Villa 27/11/2020 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Fulham 13/12/2020 Thorp Arch Grange @ 13:00 Leeds United - Aston Villa 18/12/2020 Bodymoor Heath @ 14:00 Aston Villa - Middlesbrough 11/01/2021 Northumberland FA @ 19:00 Newcastle United - Aston Villa 15/01/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - West Bromwich Albion 22/01/2021 Lotus Training Centre @ 19:00 Norwich City - Aston Villa 29/01/2021 Bearwood Park @ 13:00 Reading - Aston Villa 05/02/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Crystal Palace 12/02/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Wolverhampton Wanderers 01/03/2021 Academy of Light @ 13:00 Sunderland - Aston Villa 12/03/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Burnley 19/03/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Stoke City 12/04/2021 Imber Court @ 19:00 Fulham - Aston Villa 16/04/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Leeds United 26/04/2021 Riverside @ 14:00 Middlesbrough - Aston Villa 30/04/2021 Bodymoor Heath @ 19:00 Aston Villa - Newcastle United Aston Villa statistics : 2020/2021 Premier League Cup Premier League Cup : Group TBD P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 T.B.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 T.B.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 T.B.D. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 PLAYER Nat A(S) # PL CUP SCORERS Gls # PL CUP ASSISTS Gls PL CUP FIXTURES/RESULTS Aston Villa statistics : 2020/2021 EFL Trophy EFL Trophy : Northern Group A P W D L F A GD Pts 1 Sunderland 1 1 0 0 8 1 +7 3 2 Fleetwood Town 1 1 0 0 3 1 +2 3 3 Carlisle United 1 0 0 1 1 3 -2 0 4 Aston Villa 1 0 0 1 1 8 -7 0 EFL TROPHY FIXTURES/RESULTS 08/09/2020 Stadium of Light @ 19:00 Sunderland 8-1 Aston Villa ATT : 0 15' Wyke, Charlie (Scowen) 21' Feeney, Morgan (Scowen) 47' Vassilev, Indiana 50' Wyke, Charlie (Feeney) 75' Scowen, Josh (O'Brien) 77' Power, Max (Gooch) 82' Graham, Danny (Scowen) 84' Dobson, George 90' O'Brien, Aiden (Leadbitter) 06/10/2020 Highbury @ 19:45 Fleetwood Town Aston Villa 10/11/2020 Brunton Park @ 19:45 Carlisle United Aston Villa # EFL TROPHY SCORERS Gls 1 Vassilev, Indiana 1 PLAYER Nat A(S) a-Sun 1-8 a-Fle a-Car Ónodi, Ákos (GK) 0 (0) u Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 1 (0) S Bridge, Mungo (CB) 1 (0) S Burton, Bradley (CB) 0 (0) u Kesler-Hayden, Kaine (RB/RWB) 1 (0) S Revan, Dominic (CB) 1 (0) S Revan, Sebastian (LB) 1 (0) S Brunt, Lewis (CM) 0 (1) o Chukwuemeka, Carney (CM) 1 (0) S Farr, Charlie (RW) 0 (0) u Philogene-Bidace, Jaden (L/RW) 1 (0) S Ramsey, Aaron (ACM) 1 (0) S Ramsey, Jacob (ACM) 1 (0) S Sohna, Harrison (CM) 0 (0) u Archer, Cameron (F) 0 (1) o Campton-Sturridge, DJ (F) 0 (1) o Vassilev, Indiana (F) 1 (0) S Wright, Tyreik (F) 1 (0) S Youngest PLAYER DOB APPS 1 Zych, Oliwier (GK) 28/06/2004 0 (0-0-0) 2 Chrisene, Ben (CM) 12/01/2004 0 (0-0-0) 3 Chukwuemeka, Carney (CM) 07/01/2004 1 (1-0-0) 4 Swinkels, Sil (CB) 06/01/2004 0 (0-0-0) 5 Barry, Louie (F) 21/06/2003 1 (0-1-0) 6 Campton-Sturridge, DJ (F) 27/05/2003 2 (0-2-0) 7 Ramsey, Aaron (ACM) 21/01/2003 2 (2-0-0) 8 Revan, Sebastian (LB) 04/12/2002 2 (2-0-0) 9 Marschall, Filip (GK) 07/11/2002 0 (0-0-1) 10 Kesler-Hayden, Kaine (RB/RWB) 23/10/2002 0 (0-0-0) 11 Appiah, Paul (CB) 13/10/2002 0 (0-0-0) 12 Philogene-Bidace, Jaden (L/RW) 04/10/2002 2 (1-1-0) 13 Lindley, Hayden (CM) 02/09/2002 0 (0-0-0) 14 Farr, Charlie (RW) 27/08/2002 1 (0-1-1) 15 Sohna, Myles (CB) 01/07/2002 0 (0-0-0) 16 Sohna, Harrison (CM) 01/07/2002 1 (1-0-1) 17 Sinisalo, Viljami (GK) 06/12/2001 1 (1-0-0) 18 Wright, Tyreik (F) 22/09/2001 2 (2-0-0) 19 Ónodi, Ákos (GK) 02/09/2001 1 (1-0-1) 20 Archer, Cameron (F) 21/07/2001 2 (2-0-0) 21 Ramsey, Jacob (ACM) 28/05/2001 0 (0-0-0) 22 Vassilev, Indiana (F) 16/02/2001 1 (1-0-0) 23 Burton, Bradley (CB) 13/02/2001 2 (2-0-0) 24 Tait, Michael (F) 29/01/2001 0 (0-0-0) 25 Brunt, Lewis (CM) 06/11/2000 2 (1-1-0) 26 Walker, Jake (RB) 03/11/2000 1 (1-0-0) 27 Guy, Ben (F) 02/11/2000 1 (1-0-0) 28 Revan, Dominic (CB) 19/09/2000 2 (2-0-0) 29 Bridge, Mungo (CB) 12/09/2000 1 (1-0-0) 30 Rowe, Callum (LB/LW) 02/09/1999 0 (0-0-0) 31 Clarke, Jack (CM) 30/01/1999 0 (0-0-0) 32 O'Reilly, Aaron (CB) N/A 0 (0-0-0) 33 Shakpoke, Ruben (F) N/A 0 (0-0-0)
  15. Thread for Positive people only. If we can keep Wesley, Mcginn and Luiz at a minimum we've got a really good Championship side to bounce straight back up! Even tho we will get around 60-80 million for Grealish, I don't think we really need to spend that much money, Quality over Quantity this time please. Two quality wingers are the most important transfers we need. Not sure who will be partnering Konsa in defence all depends if Mings go. I don't really trust Hause & Engels. They will make decent squad players. Playoff is the minimum requirement. If the players still want to play for him, and the board are happy lets give Dean Smith the chance like Dyche got for Burnley to get us back up and who is now considered "a good manager". Who do you think we will keep and what position do we need to strengthen? Should Dean Smith be the man to take us back up? Could we possibly keep Mcginn, Luiz, Mings and Wesley?
  16. Your ratings and reactions please. Keep it respectful even if you know everyone else is wrong. The players' names will be added to the poll when a mod gets chance.
  17. Burton v Villa Please do not mention streams or streaming in this thread. Please note that there is no distinction between legal or illegal, video or audio. If you aren't sure, it doesn't go in this thread. You will receive warning points if you ignore this.
  18. I am a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to squad numbers, and I was thinking about our current players numbers and which are vacant for the 2020/21 season. Numbers as it stands - 1 - Heaton 2 - Vacant 3 - Taylor 4 - Vacant 5 - Vacant 6 - Douglas Luiz 7 - McGinn 8 - Lansbury 9 - Wesley 10 - Grealish 11 - Nakamba 12 - Steer 13 - Vacant 14 - Hourihane 15 - Konsa 16 - Bree (soon to be vacant) 17 - Trezeguet 18 - Targett 19 - Vacant 20 - Samatta 21 - El Ghazi 22 - Engels 23 - Jota 24 - Guilbert 25 - Nyland 27 - Elmo 30 - Hause 39 - Davis 40 - Mings I think that’s all the first team allocated numbers. Some shockers in there and a lot of vacant numbers in the 1-11 Who would you want to see change numbers? Would you rather new signings take the prominent numbers or ‘promote’ someone from within? Obvious one is Nakamba at number 11. Just wrong. Lansbury needs to vacate the number 8, and I’d promote Konsa to number 5.
  19. The government are making announcements on live sporting events erm soon (there is a date but I can't remember it). Once they have I'd guess teams will start thinking about ticketing.
  20. Our first game in this is a week today. We're in a group with Carlisle, Fleetwood Town and Sunderland and it should be a really good test for our youngsters. I note that it's Under 21's rather than U23's, but I don't think that actually affects many of our group. Does anyone know the rules in terms of over age players or eligibility? Line up predictions?
  21. I wasn’t sure where else to post this as it relates to several fixtures, but all our September matches will be shown live. I was amazed that nothing had been sorted out sooner, but at least September will be watchable live without having to resort to other means to watch it. I assume, unless things change significantly, October will also be all shown live but nothing about that yet. Guardian story (sorry if this is the wrong place to put this Mods). Edit: thanks for moving the thread Mods, apologies I got it wrong.
  22. This poll will be open for the first week of the month
  23. Carabao Cup draw is tomorrow. We’re ball number 1 in the North section.
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