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Something interesting I've noticed is that whoscored lists his passing accuracy at 78.1% but fbref lists it as 70%

And fbref lists his attempted passes per 90 as 40 and I calculated that whoscored says it is only 32.3. So I'm curious as to what is happening there.

Potentially whoscored doesn't count set pieces and maybe crosses as well. I think that is the answer. Because if you add his deadballs and crosses together it adds up to 7.5 which makes up the difference pretty much.

If that is the case baileys pass accuracy is much better than it appears and is right around Sanchos as well. On top of directly superior goal creation as well. 

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2 hours ago, omariqy said:

This is a player on the radar of clubs like United, City, Liverpool etc. With our coaching he could be world class.

It seems we've pulled off a bit of a coup with this signing. 

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2 hours ago, Keyblade said:

Can't believe we've signed him and Buendia. We just level up every year.

Level up?

If this was in gaming terms we just glitched the system and skipped ahead some levels 🤣

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5 hours ago, Jas10 said:

It’s finally done… YES!!! 
Looking forward to some crackers like this:

 

What I loved unthat video is not just his speed and his positioning but there was one instant where he screwed up on the left of the goal inside the box and the way he corrected that and sent the ball back outside the box to a team mate who then scored was amazing.

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I can't believe we've pulled this off and actually got someone I wanted from seasons ago. I had been shouting for seasons Ince our arrival back in the prem to get this guy so I'm am absolutely over the moon by this signing.

If Jack stays by God we have a very capable team who can go compete for a European place and I feel that all we need to finish it would be to sign a much better quality striker now to aid Watkins.

What's left for me that I'd like to see would be a midfielder and striker and that's enough for the window I believe.

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21 minutes ago, JAMAICAN-VILLAN said:

Jesus what a life story Bailey has.

Also, another shout out to this Villa blogger, he is outstanding!

That was a wicked watch, I enjoyed it.

Loved how he said this isn't just speed Villa are getting but this is world class speed Villa are getting.

Then he said Leon can use his thought process fast while at full throttle.

Also stated Leon is a Dangerous weapon, so does this mean we now have to call him Lethal Weapon lol.

I seen the video that Jas posted earlier on and in there you can see how he speeds up and roam into the box, screws up but somehow manages where most wouldn't to make something of the attack and make a wonderful stunning pass off.

I can't wait to see this guy in action.

I was well impressed by how farBailey has come as well, he has had it tough and he stuck to it and made something of himself. That story is the kind of story you know when you hear that the player won't ever take his life in football for granted and he will work his socks off to achieve his goals.

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All of the Jack nonsense aside... if we as a club parlayed that money into Buendia, Bailey and another 30-40m attacking mid/winger I really can't say I'd be too fussed about it. That's high quality business and should put the fears of us pulling a Spurs (spending the cash out on dross) to bed

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I was excited when the rumour first surfaced and very happy to see it nearly finalised.

The signing gives us quality and depth in the wide areas and we will be very difficult to set up against.

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4 hours ago, Jas10 said:

Bailey has been highly rated and followed by some of the biggest clubs, considered one of the hottest prospects and one of the most highly rated young players for a while now… with huge figures being bandied about or rumoured in the past. This is an excellent move and genuine statement of intent. Exciting… this is the kind of signing that explicitly shows that we “mean business” or have genuine ambition…

I hope this is right. Devil’s Advocate is his stepdad, a dodgy character and his agent, has tried for years to manufacture PL interest and failed… so in December he switched agent (though still with his stepdad involved) and the new agents have found a PL buyer. I am very much hoping you are correct but a United fan I know who is involved in the game (and who has in the past given me information I think has been 100% accurate on Heaton and Southgate and some others) span it that way to me when we were first linked. I hope it’s just him being a dickhead because the videos look really exciting.

Edit: what I am saying here is not to question his quality as such, just to note this guy was saying to me there is a reason that ‘interest’ from United etc never went anywhere. Hopefully it’s a bit of sour grapes :)

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1 hour ago, Caddy said:

All of the Jack nonsense aside... if we as a club parlayed that money into Buendia, Bailey and another 30-40m attacking mid/winger I really can't say I'd be too fussed about it. That's high quality business and should put the fears of us pulling a Spurs (spending the cash out on dross) to bed

I’ve said all along (as have others) that all we can do is buy quality… either that convinces Jack to stay or means we are set up to cope with him going. Despite my word of caution in the post above this I think we have done some great business so far this summer.

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6 hours ago, MaVilla said:

Thought this was interesting, all bailey's touches etc versus Stuttgart in during a game in Feb 2021, i think he's going to fit right in with Grealish & Buendia.

 

 

That was saucy. Especially his goal - everything about it was exactly the sort of thing I want to see us do.

What is it the kids say? Inject it in my veins 💉

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6 hours ago, MotoMkali said:

Something interesting I've noticed is that whoscored lists his passing accuracy at 78.1% but fbref lists it as 70%

And fbref lists his attempted passes per 90 as 40 and I calculated that whoscored says it is only 32.3. So I'm curious as to what is happening there.

Potentially whoscored doesn't count set pieces and maybe crosses as well. I think that is the answer. Because if you add his deadballs and crosses together it adds up to 7.5 which makes up the difference pretty much.

If that is the case baileys pass accuracy is much better than it appears and is right around Sanchos as well. On top of directly superior goal creation as well. 

Something to add is that a large amount of his passes are risky forward passes in the final third and cut-backs in the penalty area. One thing you don't get from stats is how much better it is to have players who try that sort of thing, and how much more likely that are to be defended.

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37 minutes ago, Adam2003 said:

Edit: what I am saying here is not to question his quality as such, just to note this guy was saying to me there is a reason that ‘interest’ from United etc never went anywhere. Hopefully it’s a bit of sour grapes :)

Also with the "top tier" / CL teams you have to bear in mind that (usually) they are trying to build on top of top end quality already and they need to be convinced that major signings will be an almost instant success.  This gives clubs like us a massive opportunity to step in and appeal to players that maybe the top teams rate as an 85% chance of being successful and giving them a platform to realise that success.  It all matches the model of buying good, young players with a high potential upside - IF (and it is an if - probably a big IF) Bailey performs as well as he has done to Germany then £30-35 million is suddenly closer to £50-60 million.  I don't think that means that our owners have a "buy to sell" attitude.  But clearly if you repeatedly buy "cheap" and have assets whose value increases then the overall club / investment becomes more valuable even if you don't cash in.  Obviously the end game is that qualifying for Europe / winning or competing deep into domestic competitions increases the value much more (as well as being enjoyable to watch your club be successful).  But also the reputation you build makes you more attractive to domestic / foreign TV audiences and potential new signings.  Italian TV for example last season waxed lyrical about our style of football last season (even in our dodgy patch after January) - I can only imagine that that reputation will improve still further given the type of signings so far.  It is interesting how deep the knowledge of English football is in places like Italy - where the commentators seemed to have a pretty decent handle on Villa's main players, fringe squad players and even some of our high potential youth players (meanwhile I suspect most English commentators would struggle to name 2 or 3 players from say Sassuolo - who are possibly the Villa equivalent in Seria A at the moment).

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1 hour ago, Lord Willard said:

When he dribbles with the ball into space the defenders get further away, what is this trickery and why doesnt that happen to Traore or AEG 👀

El Ghazi is a real man and just prefers to go through people, it doesn't work.....but he prefers it anyway...

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