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December 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm in reply to: marc albrighton #750029
albrighton has played a huge part in leicester’s success story , being involved in many of the goals.
its ironic that he could be in the title winners team , while we , villa will probably be in a lower league .
very best of luck to leicester .December 20, 2015 at 9:22 am in reply to: newcastle game #748805
could this be a turning point ?
we had a big slice of luck when dejong missed.
ayew is starting to show he could be a top player .
gestede was much better .
i think we were better with 4 midfielders .
veretout is more impressive than gana now , he really looks the part as well , but neither are great defenders , so the addition of westwood may help that .
someone has to start getting goals .December 18, 2015 at 4:46 pm in reply to: Garde wants more commitment from N’Zogbia #746384
another gifted player who could have rewarded the fans who pay him a lot more than he has .December 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm in reply to: Aly Cissokho returns to Villa after Porto loan spell #746372
thank god !
at least he is a proper LB.
not much use going forward but a very good defender .December 16, 2015 at 5:58 pm in reply to: Aston Villa icon McGrath says club heading for League One #742463
in order to stay up we will need very substantial signings in january , and or superhuman coaching , or shocking reversals of fortune for our fellow strugglers .
we look to be on course for the record lowest prem points tally .December 15, 2015 at 6:44 pm in reply to: Prepare for Championship or Gamble? #740978
going down MIGHT Trigger new owners who MIGHT invest .
staying up will be more of the same .
yes , baker and cisshoko over lescott and bacuna every time .December 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm in reply to: Can we stay up? #738509
i cant see a way out now .
even if we continue to improve , and even if there are important january signings , its too big an ask .
most of our peers are improving and getting wins.
we have such big defensive shortcomings, and lack of firepower up front , and absence of management action , relegation is now inevitable .
and i dont think other prem clubs will be queuing up to buy our players , —
except grealish of course , and okore.December 14, 2015 at 11:58 am in reply to: arsenal game #738461
there is no doubt our club has been dreadfully mismanaged over a long period , and worse under lerner.
i hope now that when we go down , some good buyers will emerge and run the club well – and it could be a success .
lerners regime is dead in the water .December 8, 2015 at 2:39 pm in reply to: libor kozak #728777
good selection mort.
my only concern is if okore or richards are suited to left side .
so i would like lescott in as well , with hutton and bacuna as wing backs , and still keep sanchez gana and vertout in midfield and two up front .
thats a good defense with plenty of players who can get forward .December 7, 2015 at 2:14 pm in reply to: Can we stay up? #727109
its quite possible there are buyers out there just waiting for us to go down .
learner will then have to sell the club on the cheap , then we could get an owner who will invest .December 6, 2015 at 9:05 am in reply to: Can we stay up? #724541
simple answer is yes , we just have to do a bit better than our fellow strugglers, of which there are several .
there is clearly quality in the squad , and if garde can get it all together we may survive .
there has been a big improvement in recent games , many of which we have gifted away .
he must sort out the defence and find some goals from somewhere , no one will get into double figures this season .
our midfield is our strength now .
i would like to see a back five of hutton okore richards baker cissokho .
sanchez vertout gana midfield .
sinclair ayew up front – hutton , vertout and gana are all attacking players.December 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm in reply to: southampton game #723719
agree on aywe , who showed a lot more energy and drive which was lacking until the last two games.
sanchez made a lot of mistakes again , but he still won the ball a lot .
the two french midfielders look very promising , and put westwood in the shade .
i was not keen on lescott , but i think he is better than clark.
bacuna did a good job out of position and he can play a bit .
gestede has had enough time to get up to speed , i dont think he is up to the prem .December 5, 2015 at 5:05 pm in reply to: southampton game #723569
a well deserved point – with some luck to survive the first 30 mins.
encouraging shows by gana veretout and ayew , all played well and lots of ability .
westwoods lack of class showed straightaway – he needs too much time and space .
okore did very well on his return .
but gestede was awful – slow cumbersome and lost all his heading duels , and made a mess of a very good chance .
garde was wrong not to bring him off much earlier .December 4, 2015 at 2:23 pm in reply to: southampton game #722180
my prediction is much simpler – we will lose .November 30, 2015 at 12:06 pm in reply to: No Barca clause with struggling Traore set for pay rise #719623
who is responsible for these outrageous deals ?? insane , or some other agenda ?
delph gone for 8m , benteke for 32m ( he is worth twice that) and now a possibly worthless teenager becoming highest earner !! .
what does that do for squad morale .November 29, 2015 at 2:06 pm in reply to: Villa boss Garde: Long road back for sidelined Amavi #719040
a good point by avward (and well put across) – its easy to forget there are lots of people who read these posts but rarely if ever post themselves – maybe a few might try – its quite well behaved at present !November 29, 2015 at 8:14 am in reply to: Villa boss Garde: Long road back for sidelined Amavi #718883
i agree – its a shame – especially as we now get instant posts .
there are about a half dozen posting , people ARE slowly coming back .
if we stop posting now , it will indeed die out .
one of the positives of losing every week is the interest in what garde will do about it – for me its what he will do about the defence , and will he recall our loanee’s.
then there will soon be the transfer window .
please keep posting , and more may be drawn in .November 28, 2015 at 5:59 pm in reply to: watford game #718646
all watford’s goals were avoidable , sloppy and incompetent defending .
they had 3 attacks and got 3 goals – we just keep giveing them the ball .
we are very weak on the left , clark is not up to it and richardson isnt a LB.
baker and cissokho must be recalled now to have any chance of staying up .
on the plus side there are some good players there , vertout and gana have some quality .
we did play some good attacking football and did create several chances , so there is hope.
ayew takes over half the game to come to life – ive noticed that before , talent and ability are wasted if displays are gutless.
garde should stick to the same lineup but LCB and LB must be sorted .
ayew needs a shot of something .November 28, 2015 at 3:55 pm in reply to: watford game #718534
sanchez shocking first half .
the watford goal was a bit fortuitous .
ayew had a golden cahance 6 yards out dead center – puts it wide – he is supposed to be a striker – appalling – but he is playing a little bit better .
gana and vertoute are good players , the have to deliver second half .
sinclair is working hard and playing well .
richardson is a weakness , at least he looks better with the haircut .
very good freekiick by veretout , althogh richardson was offside , we need the luck .
many more goal attempts and chances – they have got to take them .November 26, 2015 at 5:35 pm in reply to: Grealish, all hype no substance? #717538
everyone is saying grealish has talent .
there is more to it than that – he is a future star .
he can ghost his way past several players in a flash .
when we had delph and cleverley he had someone to play with – now there is no one , he is way above anyone else .
unless he has agbonlahor like affinity for the club , he will be snapped up next year at a bargain price .
its not clear what the party issue was , playing about AFTER a game shouldnt be an issue, but he must have broken some rules .
i hope the club handles him well.