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Title: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 23, 2008, 10:40:35 PM
People the time has come, enough of jumping onto other peoples threads, we need one of our own.  There has to be a few more out there, you can now discuss all aspects claret and blue here.

The future is looking good we have an ambitious chairman with a reputation for philanthropy - he might even bail out spurs  :P
he has a Purple heart decorated General as his right hand man.
Our manager is probably the most coveted manager operating in the premier league, he is charismatic and speaks from the heart (a bit like Derry women after a few Guinness & blackcurrant).  Wee Martin is universally respected, even by OWC dare I say (please don't start on here) and is always great entertainment.

We finally have a squad of players who can challenge for honours and in players like Barry, Laursen, Ashley Young, Gabby & Carew a core group of players who would grace any team in the premier league.

We have great history and have won the Europan Cup more than all the London clubs put together - honestly.

Tonight marks a new shift for Villa, by wiping the floor with Ajax - although not a great side anymore - we have shown we are heading in the right direction.

Don't all rush to post at once fellow Villains (plenty of those on here).

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on October 23, 2008, 11:04:22 PM

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Stalin on October 23, 2008, 11:04:39 PM
Wiping the floor with Ajax? Surely they would be more happy with tonight's result than the Villains.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: the green man on October 23, 2008, 11:09:12 PM

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: The Real Laoislad on October 23, 2008, 11:12:03 PM



 :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 23, 2008, 11:16:11 PM
Wiping the floor with Ajax? Surely they would be more happy with tonight's result than the Villains.
its not two legs like Champs league

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: An Fear Rua on October 24, 2008, 08:43:16 AM
Where were you when you were shit?  :P ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 24, 2008, 09:31:41 AM
Where were you when you were shit?  :P ;)

Like all supporters I follow and have followed my team through thick & thin and there have been many times it has been difficult  from relegation in 86/87 to highs such as our last major trophy - league cup in 96 at the old Wembly - where I was lucky enough to be, the only time I have ever been disillusioned was when that p***k O'Leary was in charge, the most patronising manager ever.
We weren't Fickle, we just didn't like him.

I would hardly call supporting Villa being on a bandwagon, more of a motorbike with sidecar.

But keep it up lads, glad to provoke some debate.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: An Fear Rua on October 24, 2008, 09:40:41 AM
Now we have that out of the way (Although assume Laois Lad will ask you for some evidence later)

Villa are getting along nice and quietly, and I would credit the upturn in fortune as much to Randy as Martin. Its a great challenge to ONeill to be at a club with Villas potential. Im interested to see if he can develop a great "footballing" side, IMHO the leicester and celtic style wasnt pretty. Ashley Young looks to be in good form down the left, and its a young side. The Barry situation has more to go, I see Oneill has stripped him of the captaincy.

I did laugh at the banner on the holte end last night, The twelth man, wasnt so long ago it was more like twelve men, you cant beat an bit of optimism to get the crowds back.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 24, 2008, 09:44:50 AM
villa were good last night alright. i dont know if thats because Ajax are no shit or not.

glad to see a villa thread on the go. although i dont think there is many of us supporters about here.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 24, 2008, 09:53:00 AM
Now we have that out of the way (Although assume Laois Lad will ask you for some evidence later)

Villa are getting along nice and quietly, and I would credit the upturn in fortune as much to Randy as Martin. Its a great challenge to ONeill to be at a club with Villas potential. Im interested to see if he can develop a great "footballing" side, IMHO the leicester and celtic style wasnt pretty. Ashley Young looks to be in good form down the left, and its a young side. The Barry situation has more to go, I see Oneill has stripped him of the captaincy.

I did laugh at the banner on the holte end last night, The twelth man, wasnt so long ago it was more like twelve men, you cant beat an bit of optimism to get the crowds back.

I totally agree with you about Randy (yanks have great names), he has restored so much to the club, I mentioned this on previous threads also, when he took over the previous regime of Deadly Doug had removed all references to past glories i.e. there was no mention of the 1982 European Cup winning side anywhere as it was felt it would overshadow the teams efforts, so Randy plastered the walls of the players tunnel and the training ground with images from that night in Rotterdam.  Also running along the advertising hoardings in the middle of the North Stand is Brian Moore's Famous (well to Villa fans anyway) commentary of Peter Withes great goal in the final.
O'Neill also has great influence off the pitch, it was him who decided to turf the away support out behind the goals on the North Stand as he wanted Villa to be attacking towards their own fans at all times (only a wee thing but can make a big difference).

As for our 'style' I think we were 3rd top scorers last year and also conceded over 50 goals so we are def playing with panache but I still would like to see us shore up more at the back, signings like Friedel and Cuellar should help in this regard.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on October 24, 2008, 09:58:50 AM
As a Brummie resident have to say i would fall down on the Blue side of town, always found the Villa lot a strange bunch. Blues are more the peoples club. Not that i'd break sweat supporting them either.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 24, 2008, 10:29:38 AM
As a Brummie resident have to say i would fall down on the Blue side of town, always found the Villa lot a strange bunch. Blues are more the peoples club. Not that i'd break sweat supporting them either.
I have to call you to book on that one maddog, Villa fans are strange? that is a load of tosh I have spent plenty of time in Birmingham over the years and any experiences of bluenoses have been very poor, but I suppose every supporter will feel that way about their rivals and to say the Blues are the peoples club?  Do me a favour, next you will be getting Elton John to re-work Candle in the Wind for the 'peoples prin.. sorry club'
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on October 24, 2008, 01:54:09 PM
Lads I know DB personally, and he has followed Everton for as long as I can remember.





















Only joking. Is it something in the Strabane air that two of its resident posters support unfashionable (To a degree) clubs?
By the way DB, where was this thread two weeks back when Chelsea tore the Villans apart?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on October 24, 2008, 02:02:42 PM
Doogie Browser , i am another long time suffering Villian, it is good to see them getting back to where they belong, have been a supporter since about 92' when the club had a big Irish contingent through the 90's Townsend, McGrath (Fav player), Houghton, Stauton etc..

Great result last night, should have killed that game off in the first half more, badly missed Carew.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on October 24, 2008, 02:04:32 PM
As a Brummie resident have to say i would fall down on the Blue side of town, always found the Villa lot a strange bunch. Blues are more the peoples club. Not that i'd break sweat supporting them either.
I have to call you to book on that one maddog, Villa fans are strange? that is a load of tosh I have spent plenty of time in Birmingham over the years and any experiences of bluenoses have been very poor, but I suppose every supporter will feel that way about their rivals and to say the Blues are the peoples club?  Do me a favour, next you will be getting Elton John to re-work Candle in the Wind for the 'peoples prin.. sorry club'

Well in our office its about a 50/50 split and i just find the villa lot talking in the same breath as Liverpool Utd Arsenal etc, we are a big club bla bla bla. When they are going bad there is a no more fickle bunch. The Blues on the other hand dont seem to be as ready to shove a flag up your hole when the win a match (not that happens too much), just my observations.
Lots of guys i know have lost faith with the blues not for football reasons but for the way that club treats its fans in terms of ticket prices etc.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: An Fear Rua on October 24, 2008, 02:36:01 PM

Lots of guys i know have lost faith with the blues not for football reasons but for the way that club treats its fans in terms of ticket prices etc.

not just their own fans...........
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 24, 2008, 03:27:27 PM
Doogie Browser , i am another long time suffering Villian, it is good to see them getting back to where they belong, have been a supporter since about 92' when the club had a big Irish contingent through the 90's Townsend, McGrath (Fav player), Houghton, Stauton etc..

Great result last night, should have killed that game off in the first half more, badly missed Carew.
Good stuff, McGrath was and is a legend and my all time favourite, closely followed by Bosko Balaban.   The Irish contingent really secured Villa a good fan base in Ireland since then, my connections to them are similar I suppose my Uncles all left Ireland in the 50's and thankfully they started to support the Villa and passed in on to us.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 25, 2008, 09:27:06 AM
Doogie Browser , i am another long time suffering Villian, it is good to see them getting back to where they belong, have been a supporter since about 92' when the club had a big Irish contingent through the 90's Townsend, McGrath (Fav player), Houghton, Stauton etc..

Great result last night, should have killed that game off in the first half more, badly missed Carew.

snap. i started supporting villa around 91 or so too when i was about 8 or 9. it certainly wasnt a fashionable decision lol

we play wigan this sunday then. i was fortunate enough to be at the last home game of the season last year against wigan.  They turned us over and effectively ended our chances of 5th spot. a bit of pay back on the cards me thinks...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 26, 2008, 06:18:53 PM
good result for the villa today.  Good to see sidwell get in on the action as i feel he could be a real important player for us in the future
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 30, 2008, 11:47:42 AM
Six points from two tricky games is a job well done, the Wigan game was a massive result particularly the manner of it and the performance.

O'Neill handled the Carew situation brilliantly last week and benched him again last night, though I do think we are much better at 4-4-2 when he plays up front with Gabby.

It has been a great start to the season marred only by the early abberation at Stoke, that and Chelsea aside we have been great in the league to date.

Last night whilst not a great performance highlights that we can now win games when no where near our best (a trait a lot of the big teams have in abundance).

Three games in seven days and three wins scoring 8 goals tells all you need to know about O'Neill's philosophy for Villa.

Milner and Young dovetailed superbly last night and have so much pace which is a great asset at the top level.

Fourth position at this stage is better than we could have expected so hopefully we can maintain the momentum, Newcastle up next which 3 weeks ago I would have been so confident about but they too have a wee bit of a buzz now, still think we have too much for them though.

More importantly will be towards the middle of November when we play Man U and the Gooners in successive games, 4 points  would be an excellent but optimistic return from those.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 09:54:19 PM
A week of contrasting fortunes, Monday night was never going to be easy but nonetheless I was  dissapointed at the defeat, pure and simple a game we need to get something out of if we are to have any aspirations of breaking into the top you know what.

Tonight on the other hand showed all that is good about this squad, to have made 6 changes to the line up and play so well was excellent.  Slavia Prague were unbeaten in their new stadium until tonight.  Brad Guzan has shown that there is yet another brilliant yankee keeper at the club.  Sidwell had a great game alongside Salifou in the middle, they frustrated the Czechs all night and were so effective at pressing Slavia all night.
One more point and we have European football after Christmas for the first time in 10 years.

Oh and got my accum up tonight, Villa, Standard Liege, St Etienne & Spurs paid out about 15/1   ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on November 06, 2008, 09:55:57 PM
good win 2night but didnt deserve win
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 09:58:10 PM
good win 2night but didnt deserve win
Dominated first half, rode our luck in second and defended resolutely all night, a typical European away win I would say.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 10:44:46 PM
What is the chances of celtic drawing the Villa in next round of eufa cup.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 10:54:53 PM
What is the chances of celtic drawing the Villa in next round of eufa cup.
Slim now, remember Celtic still have a slim hope of 2nd spot but is unlikely I know. Anyway, if they finish 3rd in their group they progress to Uefa Cup last 32, the 8 CL entrants into Uefa cup are drawn against the 8 teams finishing 3rd in their UEFA cup groups.  As Villa are topping their group at this stage they should finish better than 3rd.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 10:56:48 PM
pity would have been good crack.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 10:57:44 PM
Always the final  :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 10:59:35 PM
Where is final this year. That would be amazing if that happened. Would be funny to see the hoops play against marty oneill
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 11:04:56 PM
Just checked final in instanbull. Just took the edge of that then, Turkey not high on the list of places to go for a soccer game
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 11:05:57 PM
Final is in Istanbul this year.  I don't think I would like to see O'Neill against Celtic to be honest, he was fantastic at Celtic and he deserves nothing but good memories from his time there.  If he had to face them again it would certainly be difficult for him, the man can do no wrong in my eyes, just so happy he is in charge of the Villa.  
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 11:11:16 PM
Yeah villa a great club mind them winning euro cup some achievement when only champions played in it. would love too see villa break into top four oneill can attract the big names if there was champs league for them to play in. A shrewd man. How is Petrov playing for villa
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 06, 2008, 11:20:57 PM
Petrov had a slow start, but I think he has done a very effective job for Villa.  Playing very differently than he did for Celtic where Lennon allowed him to push forward, at Villa he seems to be the holding player allowing Barry to attack.  But Sidwell did very well tonight and O'Neill may have some big decisions to make re Petrov or Sidwell later on.
I honestly think 4th spot is up for grabs this year as Arsenal seem to have an identity crisis at present.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: aroundincircles on November 06, 2008, 11:36:58 PM
Petrov started very poor with celtic as well but when oneill took over he took off.Only thing i think he lacks half a yard of pace for attacking in prem prob more suited to job alligned for him by oneill at that level.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 07, 2008, 09:19:07 AM
i agree doogie re the choice that needs to be made around stan and sidwell.  i was quite impressed by sidwell last night. he puts in a shocking amount of work. just what you need on a big european away night. at the minute i think he deserves a run...

there is no doubt he was bought to replace Barry going to liverpool, but that doesnt mean he isnt worthy of a place anyway.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: winsamsoon on November 07, 2008, 10:29:34 AM
But then again he is ginger. Maybe David Moyles should buy him and Barry Robson and they can all look like willy from the simpsons.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 07, 2008, 10:32:27 AM
they'd all need to ship off to another club though cos sweet chuck wouldnt do in the premiership
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tbrick18 on November 07, 2008, 01:13:32 PM
Its time I posted on here....another Villain!
Great result last night even if we did have our backs to the wall for most of the second half.
I think 4th spot is a realistic target this year and a good run in the Uefa cup will help us to no end too.
It's good to have so many games, long may it last!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 07, 2008, 01:31:10 PM
Its time I posted on here....another Villain!
Great result last night even if we did have our backs to the wall for most of the second half.
I think 4th spot is a realistic target this year and a good run in the Uefa cup will help us to no end too.
It's good to have so many games, long may it last!
Welcome aboard!  You are right, Villa have been on telly more this season already than the past 2/3 put together I would say!  Who said Channel 5 is only for porn and perving at Natasha Kaplinsky!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on November 09, 2008, 06:32:40 PM
i think they get the team that finishes second in the group
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 10, 2008, 09:49:21 AM
i've recorded match of the day2 on sky plus to watch yesterday's game. cant believe it. thats two games lost in a row in the premiership and against teams we really have to be beating if there is any hope of us doing well this year.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 10, 2008, 09:57:12 AM
You are right lurganblue, yesterdays result was hard to stomach, it was a vital match to win as we play Arsenal and Utd in our next 2 games, three points yesterday would have given us a cushion ahead of the teams below us.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on November 10, 2008, 10:16:12 AM
Very disappointed with yesterdays result, definitely games we need to be winning if we want to break into top 4, and with two big games coming up, it really means we need to get 2 or 3 pts from those games. The amount of games already seems to be taking its toll.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 10, 2008, 10:21:05 AM
yeah the amount of games does seem to be having an effect but this is something we have to be able to deal with if we want to be successful.  hopefully we'll have a lot more midweek games to come  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on November 10, 2008, 01:12:04 PM
Back to back loses for the villians,not impressed!! Easy chances being missed by Milner and Gabby not helping our chances:):) Plus Sidwell losing the plot!! Good news is we play Man Utd and Arsenal in next two games:L:Llol
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on November 10, 2008, 09:25:26 PM
i think yous will bounce back from defeat to boro and win at Arsenal
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on November 15, 2008, 09:47:16 PM
Great victory for the Villa today, proves we can really compete and possibly replace Arsenal in the top four this year.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on November 15, 2008, 09:50:42 PM
Villa are a decent side. Don't think they have the star quality over a course of a season to break into the top 4.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on November 15, 2008, 11:57:40 PM
i think yous will bounce back from defeat to boro and win at Arsenal

Your not so slow!!!:) tip us against united next week too please!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 17, 2008, 10:36:02 AM
looks like MON got his tactics just right against the gooners. I was worried that leaving one up front would mean we were going to constantly sit back but it seemed that we actually had the better chances throughout the game. thought sidwell was very good.

when is Carew back?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 17, 2008, 12:25:27 PM
Great result on Saturday, not only that but a fantastic performance.  Villa could have scored a lot more, when we missed the penalty I thought our chance had gone but it is credit to O'Neill and the spirit he has fostered that the team kept on pushing.  Arsenal were as I suggested a week or so ago too lightweight, limp in the tackle and wasteful in possession (never thought I would say that about them).  I don't really care about their problems though, fourth spot is def up for grabs this year now and hopefully Villa can be there or thereabouts, thats three games unbeaten at the Emirates for us now too - wonder will any other top flight teams go 3 seasons unbeaten there? 
Big plus on Sat was the clean sheet after the disaster last week against Middlesborough, Agbonlahor just gets better and better, I thought initially pace was his only weapon but his goal scoring this season particularly has increased significantly.  Laursen is as good a centre half there is in the division, Cuellar after a rocky start is settling in well now also in defence, Ashley Young didn't let the penalty miss affect his game and put in another quality performance and O'Neill stuck with Sidwell after his balls up last week and was rewarded with a solid display.  5 across the middle was a great system and I wonder will he try the same on Sat against Man U?  Our record against them is atrocious over the past 15 years so a draw would be a great result but after Sat we have to believe we can get all three points.
 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 17, 2008, 12:50:04 PM
Villa have no chance of 4th spot, squad is too weak, don't delude yourselves that by Villa beating Arsenal they have somehow bridged a gap. Villa always give Arsenal problems.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 17, 2008, 01:05:29 PM
Not deluding myself as it seems not just Villa but Fulham, Hull & Stoke are giving Arsenal problems this season and as a result will make fourth more difficult to achieve for them. Arsenal have already lost more games this season than last. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: under the bar on November 17, 2008, 01:42:12 PM
Great result for Villa, however unless Randy Lerner has a spare 100 million sitting around you won't be breaking the top 4 stranglehold.  You have a good team and a great manager but money talks.  City are the only club I can see becoming top 4 within the next few years.
 
As a Utd fan I am not relishing us travelling to Villa next week.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 17, 2008, 02:12:22 PM
Great result for Villa, however unless Randy Lerner has a spare 100 million sitting around you won't be breaking the top 4 stranglehold.  You have a good team and a great manager but money talks.  City are the only club I can see becoming top 4 within the next few years.
 
As a Utd fan I am not relishing us travelling to Villa next week.
I know Villa will not have the financial muscle of teams like Utd, Chelsea and now City.  The top four will invariably involve the usual suspects, but Villa do have a solid base for investment and a lot less debt than the big four.  This season there is a chink of light given Arsenal's recent problems, FFS as a fan we have to believe otherwise we would give up already.

Don't worry about this Saturday, United ALWAYS stuff Villa  :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on November 17, 2008, 02:16:24 PM
thats very true. utd do always stuff villa. even when we think we might get a win in the FA cup, van the man comes of the bench and sinks us!! >:(

at the start of the year i lived in hope that we could nick liverpool's spot in the top four but i would be just as happy to nick arsenal's spot instead. i live in hope
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 17, 2008, 02:31:25 PM
United are the only 'big four' team we have always stuggled against lurganblue so a win this weekend is long overdue.  I don't want this top 4 'pipedream' of ours overshadowing the thread though, Villa have improved each year now under O'Neill so even a finish of 5th this year would be a success.

I would love us to win the FA cup this season as we have not won it since 1957 (beating utd incidentally)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tbrick18 on November 17, 2008, 02:32:04 PM
I personally dont think money is an issue for Villa. I read a while back that Lerner has a bigger personal fortune than Roman Abramovich....while Roman is worth more from a business point of view Randy is a rich individual. I also read that if O'Neill said he wanted 30M for one player he thought he needed, that Randy would back that. Doesnt sound like there is any restriction on O'Neills spending power.
I think he is trying to build a team which will be there for years to come....and the better he does the more high profile players he will sign. For example, he had tried to sign Boswinga from Porto b4 Chelsea. Now if the team had been in a stronger position there is no doubt in my mind he wold have signed. So if we are trying to sign players that the likes of Chelsea are after then there must be money available.
So I dont think it will be money that prevents us getting into the top 4. This year might be a year too early, but I still think we have a good chance.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 17, 2008, 03:14:04 PM
I just hope bigfrank has Utd in one of his bets this week - that way we are sure to win.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on November 17, 2008, 09:14:32 PM
cheers Doogie!!! Glad to know u are following me lol:) Im a villa man so prob leave that game along and just enjoy the late kick off in the pub!! I send a few more tips this week for ya ok
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 22, 2008, 02:59:06 PM
Best of luck to the team today as they prepare for their annual slaughter by Utd  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 22, 2008, 06:50:14 PM
Someone should give Vidic a Villa jersey! he near took Agbonlahers off him there and no peno!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: milltown row on November 22, 2008, 07:01:18 PM
behave, foul outside but he got ball inside the box, when it matters
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 22, 2008, 07:26:30 PM
All the top teams finding it hard to score today! United aswell :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on November 25, 2008, 01:05:36 AM
great to see a villa tread here,im a fan of nearly 40 years , things going well lately,great owner/manager/and good bunch of players.
to break the top 4 we need a bit extra ,however this season may be our best chance,chelsea,utd,and lpool,all look likely to stay there for next few years ,man city,spurs,and arsenal are all going to be strong contenders from next year on. the right 3 signings in january might just get us there , i would suggest the likes of
doyle/owen/santa cruz, as much needed goalscorer, links with dafour (great player) is very exciting, and another interestin player is elano, out of favour at man city and unhappy there it would seem, would be great player to get in janury.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 07, 2008, 04:25:45 PM
http://www.iraqgoals.com/en/ch2.html

Everton v Villa live
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 07, 2008, 05:59:51 PM
What a result!! Young was different class!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bombidal on December 08, 2008, 10:58:12 AM
I just knew Everton would score. Didnt think we would after. I actually left the room in disgust when they equalised. Villa scoring the first min made a bit of a mess of the game. They didnt really play any decent football at all. With the midfield we have we should be able to pass the ball better. O'Neill is responsible I guess. If you see Man United defending a lead in the last minute they are just simply keeping hold of possesion by passing it about. Simple stuff. And dont go tell me they have a far better midfield. Carrick and fletcher are there best two at the moment. With 3 minutes injury time yesterday I knew everton were going to get the ball into our box about 6 times because we just kept lashing it away.

The other worry for me is playing Young at left back and Cuellar at right back. Everton did nothing only attack Cuellar the whole game.  He is a big lad and should only be played in the centre. It will only ruin his confidence. Young is a great right back and should only be played there. Shorley for me is decent enough although bouma is needed back.

Up front we obviously need to buy a striker or two. Harewood is clearly getting the boot. Doyle for me would be a great addition. Is strong in the air and well able to hold up the ball and bring others into play.

If O'Neill brings in the right 2 or 3 players in Jan we have a chance of pipping arsenal.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on December 08, 2008, 01:33:16 PM
lucky 3 points, but these things tend to even out over the season, bolton and west ham are next 2 games if we can pull 6 points (wont be easy) it would put villa in great position fot the arsenal game,however our hopes of getting 4th will depend on who we buy in january,we have a chance but at this stage arsenal have the edge over us.
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Post by: StGallsGAA on December 08, 2008, 02:38:25 PM
Unbelievable game for the neutral.  Worth the months sky subscription alone.
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Post by: bombidal on December 09, 2008, 12:14:20 PM
Ashley Young suspended this weekend :(
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Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 09, 2008, 04:11:58 PM
The kick off time for Chelsea's Premier League clash with Aston Villa on Saturday 21 February has been changed to 12.45pm.

The earlier start to the original 3pm kick off has been implemented to accommodate full, live coverage on Sky Sports.

There's a possibility the game could be moved to Sunday 22 February if Villa are playing in the Uefa Cup on Thursday 19 February.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 09, 2008, 04:48:21 PM
Topsy turvy week for the Villa, from poor show against Fulham last week,  then UEFA cup game on Thurs night which highlighted we do not have a big enough squad to rest players (2/3 players please in Jan Martin), young Delfouneso's performance was very encouraging though.
Everton game was a thriller, both teams went hell for leather and it was as good a game as I have seen in a long time, Young was immense and Laursen was great at the back. 
There's a possibility the game could be moved to Sunday 22 February if Villa are playing in the Uefa Cup on Thursday 19 February.

It WILL be on the Sunday then  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2008, 10:31:25 PM
Great result yesterday against a Bolton team who were on a decent run, Megson suffers the Manager of the Month curse yet again!  Results over the weekend could not have went better Villa being the only one of the 'Big Five' to win (we need a new buzz phrase!)
Villa seem to be playing the most attractive football of anyone at the moment, the pace of Young and Agbonlahor is causing teams so many problems.  Massive incentive this weekend if we beat West Ham we go third, though they will be buoyed by todays result at the Bridge.  Think Villa should try and get Michael Owen in January, his guile in front of goal would be a terrific addition to our team, though his massive wages could be a stumbling block. 

Another weekend when none of the traditional big four failed to win and the big Two in Scotland didn't so favourite backers would have lost a few quid.  It really is a great race this year and a lot more interesting, just hope Villa can sustain a season long challenge.

Inside Sport tomorrow night are doing a feature on Martin O'Neill and John Robertson - one of the greatest though under-rated wingers of all time and our Assistant Manager.
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Post by: Hoof Hearted on December 14, 2008, 10:38:14 PM
Great result yesterday against a Bolton team who were on a decent run, Megson suffers the Manager of the Month curse yet again!  Results over the weekend could not have went better Villa being the only one of the 'Big Five' to win (we need a new buzz phrase!)
Villa seem to be playing the most attractive football of anyone at the moment, the pace of Young and Agbonlahor is causing teams so many problems.  Massive incentive this weekend if we beat West Ham we go third, though they will be buoyed by todays result at the Bridge.  Think Villa should try and get Michael Owen in January, his guile in front of goal would be a terrific addition to our team, though his massive wages could be a stumbling block. 

Another weekend when none of the traditional big four failed to win and the big Two in Scotland didn't so favourite backers would have lost a few quid.  It really is a great race this year and a lot more interesting, just hope Villa can sustain a season long challenge.

Inside Sport tomorrow night are doing a feature on Martin O'Neill and John Robertson - one of the greatest though under-rated wingers of all time and our Assistant Manager.

as a forest fan i will be watching this and have adopted villa as my prem team !!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2008, 10:41:55 PM
You must have some fond memories of Robertson, the man is a Forest legend.  O'Neill has had him alongside him all throughout his managerial career and leaves most of the coaching to him and Stevie Walford. They seem to have a great dynamic, dare I say like Clough and Taylor?...
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Post by: ONeill on December 14, 2008, 10:42:08 PM
They're hanging in there. John Gregory had the same run of form around 98/99 at this stage. I wonder can MON do better.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on December 14, 2008, 10:52:50 PM
John Robertson set up the winner in the '79 European Cup Final and scored the winner in the '80 European Cup final, would be a legend alright, not many have that claim to fame. As a Derry man, i would always look out for O'Neill now no matter where he went to.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2008, 10:56:44 PM
I think O'Neill will be revered slightly more than Gregory by the Villa faithful.  Gregory took Villa to a cup final, but was always more concerned with himself, he had to hog the limelight with his highlights.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2008, 11:00:15 PM
Robertson was renowned for enjoying a half time cigarette during his playing days - those were the days, he never had the look of a natural athlete but there is no doubt he has made his mark in the game. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on December 14, 2008, 11:00:38 PM
If I remember rightly Villa led the league under him for a month or so then. Was there when Villa beat the then reigning champions Arsenal 3-2 and Santa fell off the roof.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: TacadoirArdMhacha on December 14, 2008, 11:03:12 PM
If I remember rightly Villa led the league under him for a month or so then. Was there when Villa beat the then reigning champions Arsenal 3-2 and Santa fell off the roof.

Think there was a big thing about them having an all English XI at the time too.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2008, 11:06:20 PM
Villa did lead the league during 98/99 for a while then some rabble won a couple or three trophies.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on December 15, 2008, 10:57:03 AM
If I remember rightly Villa led the league under him for a month or so then. Was there when Villa beat the then reigning champions Arsenal 3-2 and Santa fell off the roof.

Yeah that was late 1998.  Arsenal were 2-0 up and Villa came back to win, think Dion Dublin got a couple of them.  Santa parachuted down at half-time and his parachute got caught on the side of the roof.  Villa topped the league up until late January but ended up 6th.  Injuries took their toll on a small squad and they went about 10 games without a win.
It was nearly an all-English team alright, i'm sure at some stage they could have lined out with Oakes, Charles, Southgate, Ehiougu, Barry, Wright, Draper, Taylor, Merson, Dublin, Joachim.  Scimeca, Hendrie and Thompson all regulars too. In fact its hard to think of what non-English players, outside of Bosnich they would have had around that time.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: nifan on December 15, 2008, 11:17:57 AM
Was milosevic there at that stage? He was there a couple of seasons
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 15, 2008, 11:29:27 AM
Savo - the enigma, scored a bullet in the League Cup Final against Leeds in 1996 so will always be remembered fondly by Villa fans for that.  He went to Euro 2000 and ended up joint top scorer with Kluivert I think.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on December 15, 2008, 11:32:09 AM
Was milosevic there at that stage? He was there a couple of seasons

Left in the summer of 98, but his Villa career effectively finished months earlier when he spat at the Villa fans during an away match v Blackburn.  Just googled it, Bosnich was one of only two non-English players to play for Villa that season.
The other suprisingly enough was Dwight Yorke.  Didnt sign for Man Utd until after the first game had been played.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: FermPundit on December 15, 2008, 11:32:25 AM
Was milosevic there at that stage? He was there a couple of seasons

13 December 1998

Aston Villa 3 2 Arsenal

Villa Goals - Joachim 62, 64, Dublin 83

Oakes, Wright, Southgate, Ehiogu, Watson, Taylor, Thompson, Hendrie ,Barry, Dublin, Joachim
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 21, 2008, 01:19:45 PM
Another excellent result yesterday, a game which MON said we would not have won in previous years, third in the league is hard to fathom but we are there on merit.  Hoping Liverpool can beat Arsenal today but I have an inkling for the gunners to be honest, if Liverpool can do us a favour though we would have a four point cushion going into the Arsenal game on Boxing day.  Martin Laursen has to be the best centre half in the league at present, commanding displays every time he goes on the pitch. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 21, 2008, 01:23:01 PM
A stubborn villa perfomance which is needed so much these days!! these 1-0 wins are the difference between the bif four and the rest,villa learning how to grind them out with the best!! Arsenal next fri at villa park on sky,wat a cracker that will be:):)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on December 21, 2008, 01:24:43 PM
Slightly lucky to get the 3 points, but it is very encouraging with the amount of clean sheets being kept.  Arsenal match wlll be huge.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on December 21, 2008, 01:24:52 PM
Good man Frank, I will be sitting down to watch it with my winnings from Kauto Star earlier that day!  
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on December 21, 2008, 02:08:18 PM
great win, the head is sore today but what the heck, these are great days for all villans.
dont agree with you doogie about wanting liverpool to win, i would prefer a arsenal victory today,would leave  us 4 off the top,roll on friday
for massive game with the gunners.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 21, 2008, 02:21:30 PM
great win, the head is sore today but what the heck, these are great days for all villans.
dont agree with you doogie about wanting liverpool to win, i would prefer a arsenal victory today,would leave  us 4 off the top,roll on friday
for massive game with the gunners.
Aim high I suppose has to be the philosophy, we are close enough.  Jonathon Pearce asked MON after the match yesterdy 'can you win the league?' and MON said 'have you been drinking?'!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on December 21, 2008, 05:46:20 PM
No Adebayor or Fabregas for the Villa game.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 21, 2008, 06:54:58 PM
This is really set up to be a cracker on Friday, looking at the table the Gunners have to win to stay in the race so it will be a very open game with two sides really pushing for it.  Villa have to believe they can win particularly with the absentees Arsenal will have, really looking forward to it.  
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Maiden1 on December 22, 2008, 11:14:45 AM
Villa really have some great players.  Friedal, Young, Agbonlahor, Carew, Barry ...  Is it possible they could get close to the title this year (still a 50/1 shot in the bookies)?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on December 22, 2008, 11:31:14 AM
Villa, wont be anywhere near a title shot, but we are in with a realistic chance of getting a top four spot, this is our aim.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on December 22, 2008, 08:48:54 PM
any views on who we might sign in jan ?  a striker seems certain and going by rumour heskey is very likely, bellamy is also
strongly linked and west ham need to sell.  portsmouth also need dosh and couch or defoe could be sold,either would be decent
for villa. macgeedy's days at celtic seem to be running out and o neill could make a move .
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 26, 2008, 06:12:35 PM
Villa one down at half-time to the Arse. Villa have absolutely battered them but haven't scored. Hit the woodwork three times and had one cleared off the line. Not looking like their day so far.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on December 26, 2008, 06:25:50 PM
2 down now!
They should have been out of sight at half time!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on December 26, 2008, 06:32:20 PM
Santa off roof and 3-2 Villa nightmares returning.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on December 26, 2008, 06:43:02 PM
Whaddidatellya. 1-2.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on December 26, 2008, 07:02:05 PM
Great game!
 
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Post by: Carmen Stateside on December 26, 2008, 07:08:26 PM
 :o :o
2-2 they deserve it!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on December 26, 2008, 07:15:07 PM
Good game, fair result.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bombidal on December 26, 2008, 08:02:47 PM
villa not having a proper right back again costs us. Surely Shorely is a better left back than Reo-Coker is a right back. Luke young who is a great right back is being shafted in all this. This needs to be sorted out asap in Jan Bouma or no Bouma. Also Kevin Doyle would be the perfect striker to bring in. Absolute must to my mind.
Elano could be a handy addition also. Not happy at city. your man krankjaer ( spell check please ) from pompey also could be available.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Over the Bar on December 26, 2008, 10:49:44 PM
Quote
Good game, fair result.

Although 4-0 to Villa would have been fairer
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on December 27, 2008, 12:23:42 AM
Agbonlahor must be taking diving lessons whilst on England duty
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on December 30, 2008, 07:13:26 PM
any links for game 2nite lads??did barry at 14-1 to score 1st so wanna watch it!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 30, 2008, 07:49:39 PM
http://www.iraqgoals.com/en/ch1.html watch game here or on justintv.com.both should work but the first one usually has better quality!!Come on villa:)
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Post by: charlie stubbs on December 30, 2008, 07:54:07 PM
cheers frank
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Post by: hardstation on December 30, 2008, 09:47:57 PM
Jammy.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: hardstation on December 30, 2008, 09:54:02 PM
Changed his mind after being pushed. Would have been unfair though.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 30, 2008, 09:58:58 PM
im lovin these past few results,great way to win or draw lol:)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: hardstation on December 30, 2008, 10:00:26 PM
Have you stopped backing Villa, bigfrank?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on December 30, 2008, 10:04:45 PM
i support them so i try and back them as little as possible,best way i think!!My money seems to weigh teams done in the past :P :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on December 30, 2008, 10:14:11 PM
phew !!!!  very lucky but we will take it, brillent 3 points, wba and sunderland next up, 6 points there would be deadly.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 10, 2009, 07:36:18 PM
Ok, what a festive season for Villa!  Played pretty average and we have made ground on our rivals so can't be that bad!  The Gunners game on Boxing day was frustrating but the point was fair in the end.  Since then against Hull, Gillingham and today West Brom we have been just ok yet have won all games - a sign of a good team or a lucky one?  I go for the former, surprisingly enough.  Martin please buy a striker now as gabby has run his arse of all season and looks wrecked now, def need some support for him.
Young just gets better and better and good to get the Great dane back today.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 10, 2009, 07:46:04 PM
Great result today,watched first half and there only looked like one winner!!Gabby And Yound have been different class all year,how gabby keeps goin i will never know,high ball after high ball up to him!!:(:(Sunderland away next sat,keep the ball rolling as they say!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 10, 2009, 07:55:57 PM
Frank you should be saving your money for a nice holiday in the summer, or an engagement ring  ;)

Sorry this was for the lotto thread!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 10, 2009, 07:58:22 PM
Engagement ring??Your way off the mark there lad! :P :PUnless those women are still asking about me ;D :DVilla goin places lad,u get ur money on with Pogo,even tho ur barred from the place lol:)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on January 10, 2009, 08:25:54 PM
Engagement ring??Your way off the mark there lad! :P :PUnless those women are still asking about me ;D :DVilla goin places lad,u get ur money on with Pogo,even tho ur barred from the place lol:)

Frank, woman!!... and no shes not asking bout you her  children are :D

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 10, 2009, 11:23:25 PM
Tell them im in mexico or something lol:)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 16, 2009, 01:58:17 PM
Aston Villa's Ashley Young has become the first player to win three Premier League Player of the Month awards in one year after winning December's gong.The winger, 23, takes the award after a month in which he scored twice at Everton and created the winner at Hull.

"It's a massive achievement for me, it's the third time I've won it in the calendar year," said Young.

"If I don't have the other boys out there with me I wouldn't be able to win this award."
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 16, 2009, 02:04:19 PM
'The boy is world class, a genius'.  To quote a famous Derryman.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 16, 2009, 02:06:08 PM
Forgot to mention that derry man also got manager of the month!! Sunderland 2moro,potential banana skin!! :P :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 16, 2009, 02:23:05 PM
I agree Frank will be tight match but hoping we do the business tomorrow, 11/10 lump on Frank  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 19, 2009, 12:54:19 PM
Just seen mellberg scored at weekend,a loyal servant he was!!!He bound to be kickin himself a bit now tho!!:) weekends results made me sick,all those late goals,took away from our own late show!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 19, 2009, 02:26:28 PM
Lampards goal particularly was a blow as we would have moved into third on saturday.  But we can only win our own games and that is ten unbeaten now in the league, a great run but we def need a few more players in this month, three points off the top and all everyone keeps saying is we may make the top four  ::)   
Mellberg is a Villa legend and glad to see him doing well.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on January 23, 2009, 09:21:43 AM
Well Lads, possibly the badly needed recruitment is beginning to move, Emile Heskey for about £3million, O'Neill should know enough about him from their Leceister days. Will be a good replacement for Carew and a striker was needed, because Harewood is not good enough and delfounoso is too young and inexperiences.

What is the wish list for the remaining part of January?

another winger/midfielder?
A full back? to replace Shorey (who O'Neill seems to have decided is not for him.)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2009, 10:14:20 AM
Think Heskey will be a good addition (never thought I would be saying that!) but he has def improved as a player in past few seasons, very industrious type of player who will work well with Young and Gabby.
As for Shorey, O'Neill has no confidence in him at all as he constantly plays Luke Young left back and he is right footed.  

Would like to see addition of another snappy midfielder someone who can get stuck in but play a bit as well, Fellaini at Everton type player.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 23, 2009, 10:31:01 AM
Think Heskey will be a good addition (never thought I would be saying that!) but he has def improved as a player in past few seasons, very industrious type of player who will work well with Young and Gabby.As for Shorey, O'Neill has no confidence in him at all as he constantly plays Luke Young left back and he is right footed.  

Would like to see addition of another snappy midfielder someone who can get stuck in but play a bit as well, Fellaini at Everton type player.

He has still not improved the goalscoring side of his game, Villa could do with someone more prolific.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2009, 10:50:21 AM
How much do you want for Torres then?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 23, 2009, 10:59:00 AM
How much do you want for Torres then?

We will swap you Robbie Keane for four corner flags.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on January 23, 2009, 11:27:24 AM
I think Keane could proper at villa park, O'Neill could do wonders with him, hav a chat and sort his head out because since he went to Liverpool benitez has fucked with his head by subtituting him constantly and no allowing him to settle. Getting him back to the form shown at spurs and he would be a 20+ striker a season, something Villa dont really have.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 23, 2009, 11:30:31 AM
I think Keane could proper at villa park, O'Neill could do wonders with him, hav a chat and sort his head out because since he went to Liverpool benitez has fucked with his head by subtituting him constantly and no allowing him to settle. Getting him back to the form shown at spurs and he would be a 20+ striker a season, something Villa dont really have.

In fairness if you are not playing well there is a chance you will be substituted, unless you have blonde hair and are Dutch
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2009, 11:40:55 AM
Not to go off topic here bit I do rate Keane very highly also, Benitez def does not seem to be able to handle him properly and is not sure of his best role in the team.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2009, 02:21:40 PM
Massive blow to Villa  >:( - Gooners have Eduardo to come back and Arshavin signing so will def make battle for fourth interesting now.  O'Neill does have Davies, Knight and Cuellar but Laursen has such a presence and IMO him and Vidic were the best two centre halves this season to date.

Laursen facing two-month lay-off 
 
Aston Villa captain Martin Laursen will be out for two months after undergoing an operation on his right knee.

The 31-year-old centre-back was injured during the 1-0 win over West Ham on 20 December but returned to action against West Brom earlier this month.

However, the injury was worse than first feared and it was decided the defender should be operated on.

Villa stressed the injury was not linked to a previous career-threatening injury to Laursen's left knee.

Laursen has been in inspirational form for Villa this season, helping the club to their current position of fourth in the Premier League.

The former AC Milan player's absence means Zat Knight and Carlos Cuellar will be battling for a place alongside Curtis Davies in central defence.

 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on January 24, 2009, 12:10:10 AM
laursen is big blow , expect a defender to sign b4 window closes, heskey is a good signing and he will fit into this villa side very well.
tricky tie tmorr id say  but portsmouth and wigan next week far more important/
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on January 24, 2009, 12:12:23 AM
doubt o neill sign a centre  half surely be able to cope with knight,cueller,davies.  money could be invested in other areas eg left back rather than having 5 centre halves of a good standard competing 4 2 poositions in 2 months time
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 27, 2009, 09:38:26 PM
What is heskeys squad number???
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Homer on January 27, 2009, 09:41:26 PM
What is heskeys squad number???

According to flashscore.com it's 18
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 27, 2009, 09:43:40 PM
Think he wore that number at a few clubs including liverpool if my memory serves me right!!Mite try and watch a bit of the game online here,see if i can spot it!! Thanks Homer
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: slow corner back on January 27, 2009, 10:01:31 PM
Villa up to third another good away win
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 27, 2009, 10:07:12 PM
6 successive away wins on the trot a new club record, in fairness lucky to get the three points but defended like lions all night and Pompey could not break us down.  Knight and Davies were immense.  Delighted for big Bruno to score on his debut, he put in a great performance and offers Villa so much at set pieces at both ends of the pitch.  
Level on points with Liverpool who are away to a decent Wigan side tomo night and hoping Everton take at least a point of Arsenal.   Villa are def gaining momentum and with hopefully 1/2 more players to come in we should be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 27, 2009, 11:03:03 PM
6 successive away wins on the trot a new club record, in fairness lucky to get the three points but defended like lions all night and Pompey could not break us down.  Knight and Davies were immense.  Delighted for big Bruno to score on his debut, he put in a great performance and offers Villa so much at set pieces at both ends of the pitch.  
Level on points with Liverpool who are away to a decent Wigan side tomo night and hoping Everton take at least a point of Arsenal.   Villa are def gaining momentum and with hopefully 1/2 more players to come in we should be there or thereabouts come the end of the season.


Don't rate Davis and Knight overly so surprised they are doing as well as they are. It definately looks like Lpool, Chelsea or Arsenak could be squeezed out of fourth the year! Heskey took his goal very well too by the way.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on January 27, 2009, 11:07:07 PM

Don't rate Davis and Knight overly so surprised they are doing as well as they are. It definately looks like Lpool, Chelsea or Arsenak could be squeezed out of fourth the year! Heskey took his goal very well too by the way.

Davies is quite good in fairness to the lad.  He is still only in his early 20's.  Knight has all the attributes but loses concentration very easily, he was outstanding tonight.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 27, 2009, 11:11:44 PM
I rate Davies very highly and always have together with Laursen he has been great this season, always a wee bit sceptical about Knight but he has done very well the past 5/6 games, a settled run seems to help him.  Cuellar is another one I was not too happy with but he has upped his game too and was very good tonight again.
Villa must beat Wigan on Saturday now given Liverpool and or Chelsea will be dropping points on Sunday.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on January 27, 2009, 11:18:31 PM

Villa must beat Wigan on Saturday now given Liverpool and or Chelsea will be dropping points on Sunday.

Will be there myself, picked up cheap flights in November.
Can't beat a bit of forward planning  :)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 27, 2009, 11:20:10 PM
Enjoy Shark, hope they do the business, I see the games against Spurs at home and Liverpool away have been moved to accomodate TV today, so if anyone has booked for these watch out.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 04, 2009, 07:24:58 PM
7 changes for Villa tonight, saturdays result against Wigan has shown that players like Gabby and Barry need a rest, they have been on the go since Mid July.  Every time MON has weakened his hand this season we have struggled though so hope tonight is different as I would love a cup run.

On a sadder note Ex Villa player Paul Birch passed away earlier this week from cancer at the age of 46. RIP.  He was a tidy player in his time and served the club with distinction for over ten years. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 04, 2009, 07:47:23 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/playlive/bbc_wm/

On live here, an impeccable minutes silence well respected by everyone at the game.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 07, 2009, 05:21:15 PM
Seven on the spin away from home, that is league winning form - best away record in the league.
Top four at least is a viable target now, I have said for a long time the importance of points on the board now with the tough run of games in March.

Next up is Chelsea at VP this day fortnight, the only time this season we didn't compete was at the bridge, so MON will have the boys well geed up for this one.  If we don't lose it it means we were unbeaten at home against the so called top four this season, which is a nice record for a small club like us  :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on February 07, 2009, 05:34:38 PM
another great reslut today 4 yas some price to 13/8.  when liverpool where linked withmilner in summer was bit pissed off but he def a good wide right. sure yas be delighted gabby back on the goal trail and with carew back you know have options upfront
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on February 07, 2009, 06:12:26 PM
Milner was outstanding again today.  Fingers crossed Spurs do the business tommorow.  Tough run of games coming up now though, should be interesting.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Maiden1 on February 09, 2009, 10:34:06 AM
Anyone here back Villa for the title?  I backed them at 50-1 about a month ago.  Pretty long shot but you never know.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on February 09, 2009, 10:37:17 AM
Anyone here back Villa for the title?  I backed them at 50-1 about a month ago.  Pretty long shot but you never know.

you never know, but i think they could finish second. I think villa/ Martin O'Neill would just be happy to get into the champions league.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 09, 2009, 10:51:08 AM
The thing to remember or fear for us Chelsea fans is that 4th place isn't a game against some Welsh 3rd division side no more.

There are two pots, and 4th in England goes into the 3rd qualifying round v 4th in Spain or Italy or somewhere decent.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on February 09, 2009, 10:57:10 AM
Sort of taking Villa seriously now.....
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 09, 2009, 11:48:32 AM
I see big Sam said on saturday that Villa are most dangerous when they don't have the ball, a new slant on things but I see his point.  We have terffic pace all over the park and thankfully solidity at the back with a great keeper for once.  Chelsea next and as Norf knows we have a decent record against them in recent years, its now a case of belief and MON has them believing they can beat anyone and why not.
Villa will have a major say in the title race with successive trips to Anfield and Old Trafford, my head is spinning here with delusions of grandeur!!  As someone famous once said of Villa, 'people look at them and ask why?  But I look at them and ask, why not?'
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on February 09, 2009, 12:13:09 PM
Doogie what do you think of the amount of players selected for England, a victim of our success, hopefully nobody get injured!
Luke Young, Gareth Barry, Gabby Agbonlahor, Ashley Young, James Milner, Emile Heskey
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 09, 2009, 12:20:33 PM
As an avowed Team England hater it annoys me as lads like Barry, Gabby & Young can only make them a better team TBH.

But on a Villa level it helps their confidence as players and any wee extra positive that can help Villa can only be a good thing, as you say I hope they don't pick up injuries as I can see them all getting a run out this week (apart from heskey who has an achiilles injury), Curtis Davies can count himself unlucky not to get a call too.

By the way, Luke Young has been tremendous all season playing out of position at left back
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: youbetterbelieveit on February 09, 2009, 12:38:37 PM
Ya Luke has really played well, you would wonder with Shorey then aswell, surprised he didnt get moved on during january or did he, cant remember?,

Any word on Bouma and Laursen returning?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 09, 2009, 12:51:42 PM
Shorey seems to be one of those buys that will just not work out, O'Neill doesn't have any confidence in him it seems which means he has little chance, but we need to retain him for now.
Bouma is back in training AFAIK and in contention soon, Laursen due back mid/late March I think.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: hoopster on February 12, 2009, 06:46:26 AM
Gr8 times 4 the claret and blue,just interested in who yous think would be a dreamn signing for villa and why???
I am a mad villa fan and would love to see drogba sign think mon could control him and he would fit in perfect!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 12, 2009, 08:22:08 AM
I see big Sam said on saturday that Villa are most dangerous when they don't have the ball, a new slant on things but I see his point.  We have terffic pace all over the park and thankfully solidity at the back with a great keeper for once.  Chelsea next and as Norf knows we have a decent record against them in recent years, its now a case of belief and MON has them believing they can beat anyone and why not.
Villa will have a major say in the title race with successive trips to Anfield and Old Trafford, my head is spinning here with delusions of grandeur!!  As someone famous once said of Villa, 'people look at them and ask why?  But I look at them and ask, why not?'


Really? Sure Hiddink has never lost to Villa, nor has Deco, or Bosingwa.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 12, 2009, 09:26:01 AM
Villa got rid of Mourinho, so watch out Hiddink  ;)

Hoopster, welcome aboard, but sorry lad, Drogba can stay where he is, one big powerful forward is enough for us. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on February 18, 2009, 07:19:11 PM
1-0 to CSKA, brilliant goal
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 18, 2009, 08:42:05 PM
1-1 Carooooo

Almost FT.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 21, 2009, 11:37:17 AM
Ok, massive game for us today.  A game we have to approach with a positive attitude, we have to play to our strengths (pace & power up front), Chelsea are missing cashley who I think has been their best defender this season and has pace to match Young & Milner (if fit). 
Simple game plan today get Young on the ball down the left flank as often as possible as I think he would have the beating of Bosingwa all day long.  Petrov is having a great season and has plenty of power in the middle to match Fat Frank and Mikel, if he can stop these two getting into the game it will be key for us.  With Petrov holding it will allow Barry to get on the ball and he has the vision/skill to direct affairs. 
The only disadvantage today is that Guus Hiddink might get the 'first game' peformance that so many teams seem to produce after a manager is sacked, Chelsea I am sure feel they have underachieved this season in the PL so have plenty of motivation, notwithstanding the fact they have not won at Villa Park in almost 10 years.
We can win this though and I think MON smells blood here today...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: longball on February 21, 2009, 12:34:21 PM
Jamie Redknapp's suit is rotten. Big game 2day for Villa would Villa fans take a draw now.... if i was i wudn't Chelsea there for the taking
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on February 21, 2009, 05:01:38 PM
Not great today.  Can't say Villa were unlucky but at the same time the chances were there.

On the plus side Arsenal couldn't beat Sunderland so the gap is a healthy 6 points.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deaconblue on February 21, 2009, 10:30:10 PM
poor today, lacked any vision in m/f,also team seemed very flat. a trip to moscow hardly seems ideal but that tie is there to be won and i think we can still qualify ,i hope we go for it . arsenal drawing was good for us and they clearly are not the arsenal of recent years,we can still get 4th but must beat stoke in next game.
however we will need to improve in the summer as our current team will do well to get past the 2 qualifying rds needed to finally play in the league stages.we are at least 4 quality  players short of been able to impress on the big stage yet.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 24, 2009, 03:54:51 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/europe/7905058.stm

Good interview with a true Villa legend here.

O'Neill has firmly nailed his colours to the mast now regarding the UEFA Cup given the squad he is taking to Moscow, vital we beat Stoke on Sunday to arrest our 'slump' in past three games.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tyroneboi on February 24, 2009, 04:06:01 PM
poor today, lacked any vision in m/f,also team seemed very flat. a trip to moscow hardly seems ideal but that tie is there to be won and i think we can still qualify ,i hope we go for it . arsenal drawing was good for us and they clearly are not the arsenal of recent years,we can still get 4th but must beat stoke in next game.
however we will need to improve in the summer as our current team will do well to get past the 2 qualifying rds needed to finally play in the league stages.we are at least 4 quality  players short of been able to impress on the big stage yet.

Not a Villa fan but always keep an eye out for their results probably because of Martin O'Neill. Which areas do you think they need strengthening? From the outside looking in a reliable goalscorer in the form of a Michael Owen seems to be missing from the current squad.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 24, 2009, 04:23:09 PM
poor today, lacked any vision in m/f,also team seemed very flat. a trip to moscow hardly seems ideal but that tie is there to be won and i think we can still qualify ,i hope we go for it . arsenal drawing was good for us and they clearly are not the arsenal of recent years,we can still get 4th but must beat stoke in next game.
however we will need to improve in the summer as our current team will do well to get past the 2 qualifying rds needed to finally play in the league stages.we are at least 4 quality  players short of been able to impress on the big stage yet.

Not a Villa fan but always keep an eye out for their results probably because of Martin O'Neill. Which areas do you think they need strengthening? From the outside looking in a reliable goalscorer in the form of a Michael Owen seems to be missing from the current squad.
Therein lies the problem with Michael Owen who I think is great, a proven scorer no doubt but far to injury prone to take a gamble with IMO.
Heskey was infuriating on Saturday against Chelsea and showed the poor side of his game, going down to easy, not chasing enough, need him to play with more fight as he def is capable of a lot better.  Carew on the other hand was a handful when he came on and looked more of a threat.
I do feel Villa need an established 20 league goals a season man, but where do you find them?   ???
Saturday showed clearly that Villa lack the class in the middle of the park that the bigger teams have, Lampard in particular had acres of space for the first half, then Barry came into it a lot more and pressed and harried.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on March 21, 2009, 10:57:23 AM
Its been a barren few weeks and few would bet against it ending tomorrow, no league victory over Liverpool since september 2001, a bin laden curse of sorts?  I don't know, but we should have won at Anfield last year when leading with 10 mins to go.  Hoping to catch them full of over confidence as their tails have been up in recent weeks, but I doubt they would be like that.  Anyway O'Neill getting fierce criticism on the Villa forums this past 3/4 weeks, some warranted ok but people need to remember how far we have come in 2 and a half years.  Arsenal should and will win at newcastle tonight to move three clear so if that is not enough of an incentove for the players tomorrow I don't know what else is.  lets see some fight, Barry will have the game of his life tomorrow as the Liverpool fans wil want to see what they have missed.  All said if we got a point tomorrow I would be happy.  Lets see.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Uladh on March 21, 2009, 11:20:01 AM


An Aston villa thread indeed.

Raises issues of dereliction of duty amongst the mods
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on March 21, 2009, 12:58:04 PM
have to laugh at villa fans criticising o neill.  he has worked wonders with a wafer thein squad and is getting critised.  you will finish 5th but again that is improvement.  fans seem to be so shallow.  couldnt believe they booed agbonlahor last week.  some people at villa park have very short memories.  be interesting to see how barry gets on 2mara
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on April 06, 2009, 09:44:01 AM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now), big Carew gave the watching Heskey a lesson in centre forward play.  Then O'Neill shit the togs, again, I said at 2-1 we will need another goal and we were playing well enough to get it but then he does the unthinkable and brings on Hokey-Coker for Milner who was having a great game down the right, always an outlet and was holding it up well all day and drawing frees in dangerous areas.  Utd do what they do best though, kick teams in the balls when they look dead and buried.
Villa are 6 behind Arsenal now less than 4 weeks ago if we had beat Stoke at home we would have been 8 ahead! Everton are looming large a point behind us now too, so it gets worse!  Finishing 5th is not really an option anyway given the disrespect MON showed the UEFA cup this season after busting a gut to get into it in the first place  ???
Its United's league now after yesterday which is a pity but as an Irishman I detest Rafa for the way he treated Robbie Keane so not that bothered.
Looks like Barry will now leave in the summer and I can't fault him, he has been immense this season again with Petrov (didn't think I would ever say that about Stan!).  We will keep at it though!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: mrsandman on April 06, 2009, 09:58:38 AM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now), big Carew gave the watching Heskey a lesson in centre forward play.  Then O'Neill shit the togs, again, I said at 2-1 we will need another goal and we were playing well enough to get it but then he does the unthinkable and brings on Hokey-Coker for Milner who was having a great game down the right, always an outlet and was holding it up well all day and drawing frees in dangerous areas.  Utd do what they do best though, kick teams in the balls when they look dead and buried.

Villa are 6 behind Arsenal now less than 4 weeks ago if we had beat Stoke at home we would have been 8 ahead! Everton are looming large a point behind us now too, so it gets worse!  Finishing 5th is not really an option anyway given the disrespect MON showed the UEFA cup this season after busting a gut to get into it in the first place  ???
Its United's league now after yesterday which is a pity but as an Irishman I detest Rafa for the way he treated Robbie Keane so not that bothered.
Looks like Barry will now leave in the summer and I can't fault him, he has been immense this season again with Petrov (didn't think I would ever say that about Stan!).  We will keep at it though!

Cant really blame o'neill, united always looked like scoring and to be fair gareth barry never really gave carrick a masterclass. Ashley Young was anonymous. Agbonlahor for all the 'turning Neville inside he did' only scored one and it was with his head.
All in all Villa are still capable of gaining fourth place.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on April 06, 2009, 10:03:43 AM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now), big Carew gave the watching Heskey a lesson in centre forward play.  Then O'Neill shit the togs, again, I said at 2-1 we will need another goal and we were playing well enough to get it but then he does the unthinkable and brings on Hokey-Coker for Milner who was having a great game down the right, always an outlet and was holding it up well all day and drawing frees in dangerous areas.  Utd do what they do best though, kick teams in the balls when they look dead and buried.

Villa are 6 behind Arsenal now less than 4 weeks ago if we had beat Stoke at home we would have been 8 ahead! Everton are looming large a point behind us now too, so it gets worse!  Finishing 5th is not really an option anyway given the disrespect MON showed the UEFA cup this season after busting a gut to get into it in the first place  ???
Its United's league now after yesterday which is a pity but as an Irishman I detest Rafa for the way he treated Robbie Keane so not that bothered.
Looks like Barry will now leave in the summer and I can't fault him, he has been immense this season again with Petrov (didn't think I would ever say that about Stan!).  We will keep at it though!

Cant really blame o'neill, united always looked like scoring and to be fair gareth barry never really gave carrick a masterclass. Ashley Young was anonymous. Agbonlahor for all the 'turning Neville inside he did' only scored one and it was with his head.
All in all Villa are still capable of gaining fourth place.

Arsenal are unbeaten in 17 and Villa last won a league game two months ago.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on April 06, 2009, 10:09:17 AM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now), big Carew gave the watching Heskey a lesson in centre forward play.  Then O'Neill shit the togs, again, I said at 2-1 we will need another goal and we were playing well enough to get it but then he does the unthinkable and brings on Hokey-Coker for Milner who was having a great game down the right, always an outlet and was holding it up well all day and drawing frees in dangerous areas.  Utd do what they do best though, kick teams in the balls when they look dead and buried.

Villa are 6 behind Arsenal now less than 4 weeks ago if we had beat Stoke at home we would have been 8 ahead! Everton are looming large a point behind us now too, so it gets worse!  Finishing 5th is not really an option anyway given the disrespect MON showed the UEFA cup this season after busting a gut to get into it in the first place  ???
Its United's league now after yesterday which is a pity but as an Irishman I detest Rafa for the way he treated Robbie Keane so not that bothered.
Looks like Barry will now leave in the summer and I can't fault him, he has been immense this season again with Petrov (didn't think I would ever say that about Stan!).  We will keep at it though!

Cant really blame o'neill, united always looked like scoring and to be fair gareth barry never really gave carrick a masterclass. Ashley Young was anonymous. Agbonlahor for all the 'turning Neville inside he did' only scored one and it was with his head.
All in all Villa are still capable of gaining fourth place.
:D - Good point, didn't think of that, he was poor then as he ONLY scored one - and with his head too, imagine that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on April 06, 2009, 10:40:27 AM
That new Italian kid was s**t too, he only scored one. And Solsjkaer and Sheringham will forever be remembered as the guys that blew their big chance by only scoring once in the CL final.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: mrsandman on April 06, 2009, 11:29:22 AM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now), big Carew gave the watching Heskey a lesson in centre forward play.  Then O'Neill shit the togs, again, I said at 2-1 we will need another goal and we were playing well enough to get it but then he does the unthinkable and brings on Hokey-Coker for Milner who was having a great game down the right, always an outlet and was holding it up well all day and drawing frees in dangerous areas.  Utd do what they do best though, kick teams in the balls when they look dead and buried.

Villa are 6 behind Arsenal now less than 4 weeks ago if we had beat Stoke at home we would have been 8 ahead! Everton are looming large a point behind us now too, so it gets worse!  Finishing 5th is not really an option anyway given the disrespect MON showed the UEFA cup this season after busting a gut to get into it in the first place  ???
Its United's league now after yesterday which is a pity but as an Irishman I detest Rafa for the way he treated Robbie Keane so not that bothered.
Looks like Barry will now leave in the summer and I can't fault him, he has been immense this season again with Petrov (didn't think I would ever say that about Stan!).  We will keep at it though!

Cant really blame o'neill, united always looked like scoring and to be fair gareth barry never really gave carrick a masterclass. Ashley Young was anonymous. Agbonlahor for all the 'turning Neville inside he did' only scored one and it was with his head.
All in all Villa are still capable of gaining fourth place.
:D - Good point, didn't think of that, he was poor then as he ONLY scored one - and with his head too, imagine that.

I never said he was poor, just said that for all the times he skinned neville he didnt get much change. And at the minute neville would be rated as about 3rd choice right back.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: mrsandman on April 06, 2009, 11:30:17 AM
That new Italian kid was s**t too, he only scored one. And Solsjkaer and Sheringham will forever be remembered as the guys that blew their big chance by only scoring once in the CL final.

Again i never said he was shit...good joke but  ::)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: EC Unique on April 06, 2009, 12:10:14 PM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now),

Bit sore on Neville there. He has been out for a long time and is naturally no where near match sharp. If he gets a few more games under his belt he will get alot better and should not be judged on one game :-\  The only thing is will he get the games to regain his sharpness? 

On another note where will Barry end up? Is Liverpool a cert or are other clubs interested? How much would buy him?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on April 06, 2009, 12:27:24 PM
Villa will never get a better chance to beat United at Old Trafford, it was a poor Utd side yesterday decimated by injury/suspension, I don't recall a worse united back 4, plus Van Der Sar proved again that he is not to be trusted with crosses, he flapped at everything yesterday, punched when he should have caught etc.  The first goal was a gift, terrible communication between Milner & Friedel.
We controlled the play between 15-80 minutes, Barry was giving Carrick a midfield masterclass and Agbonlahor was turning Neville inside out (Gary is finished now),

Bit sore on Neville there. He has been out for a long time and is naturally no where near match sharp. If he gets a few more games under his belt he will get alot better and should not be judged on one game :-\  The only thing is will he get the games to regain his sharpness? 

On another note where will Barry end up? Is Liverpool a cert or are other clubs interested? How much would buy him?
Fair enough re Neville, he has played little in 2 years now so was bound to be rusty, maybe I am being sore on him.

Barry will still end up at Anfield but I know the Gunners were sniffing last year too, he is a wonderful player and adds great balance to a team.  Think £15m would get him, maybe less the way things are going.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on April 06, 2009, 01:31:44 PM
i think we'd be lucky getting 15 million for barry if he goes in the summer considering MON would have sold him for 18 last summer.
Knowing villa, he wont be replaced...

how big is the next game vs Everton?? and they are certainly a team in form
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: gawa316 on April 06, 2009, 04:19:55 PM
i think we'd be lucky getting 15 million for barry if he goes in the summer considering MON would have sold him for 18 last summer.
Knowing villa, he wont be replaced...

how big is the next game vs Everton?? and they are certainly a team in form

Maybe I'm wrong but hasn't Barry only 1 year left on his contract? If so I'd say Villa would be very lucky to get anywhere near that when he can sign for someone in jan (although moving in summer) for free.

still rumours of him headin to Liverpool but where does he fit in? Alonso has been unbelieveable this season and Masch has been class since xmas. That would leave left midfield but he neither has enough skill or speed to be out there. He may do with a spot on the bench ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on April 06, 2009, 04:52:56 PM
i think we'd be lucky getting 15 million for barry if he goes in the summer considering MON would have sold him for 18 last summer.
Knowing villa, he wont be replaced...

how big is the next game vs Everton?? and they are certainly a team in form

Maybe I'm wrong but hasn't Barry only 1 year left on his contract? If so I'd say Villa would be very lucky to get anywhere near that when he can sign for someone in jan (although moving in summer) for free.

still rumours of him headin to Liverpool but where does he fit in? Alonso has been unbelieveable this season and Masch has been class since xmas. That would leave left midfield but he neither has enough skill or speed to be out there. He may do with a spot on the bench ;)

Barry mightn't be Keane on that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Ari on April 06, 2009, 05:16:41 PM
Barry is quality, but is not good enough to replace any of Liverpools best midfielders (Gerrard, Alonso and Mascherano would all start ahead of him), but as a Liverpool supporter, it'd be comforting to know that we have players like Barry ready to step in at any time and also to know that if a bit of rotation is required, that we have a player good enough.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on April 12, 2009, 05:43:27 AM
Barry is quality, but is not good enough to replace any of Liverpools best midfielders (Gerrard, Alonso and Mascherano would all start ahead of him), but as a Liverpool supporter, it'd be comforting to know that we have players like Barry ready to step in at any time and also to know that if a bit of rotation is required, that we have a player good enough.

On yer bike lad Barry would start easily in that liverpool midfield and rafa knows that,cant wait to see liverpool sayin what id all summer long again.Villa to kick on again a young team and hungry so big finish in store for the claret and blue
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 04, 2009, 10:34:55 AM
3 months since we have won a game, I had to check to see if Sammy McIlroy was managing us and not MON at one stage such has been our bad run.  Anyway tonight will not be easy either with Hull needing the points to stay up, but if we have any fight we must win this one given everton's win yesterday.   
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 04, 2009, 03:41:47 PM
3 months since we have won a game, I had to check to see if Sammy McIlroy was managing us and not MON at one stage such has been our bad run.  Anyway tonight will not be easy either with Hull needing the points to stay up, but if we have any fight we must win this one given everton's win yesterday.   

It's an unbelievably disapponting end to the season but hopefully its something we'll learn from and it will encourage MON and randy to do some spending in the summer!
I think villa will win tonight but it really won't be easy.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on May 04, 2009, 07:45:28 PM
MON has the right team to go about the result tonite,will be a fresh game and see alot of goals in it
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 08, 2009, 11:14:39 PM
One of our most famous fans Tom Hanks is on now with Wossy.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: pintsofguinness on May 08, 2009, 11:32:29 PM
One of our most famous fans Tom Hanks is on now with Wossy.
f**k he's some laugh  :D - could listen to him all night.  (never imagined him being like that)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Overthebar! on May 08, 2009, 11:34:57 PM
One of our most famous fans Tom Hanks is on now with Wossy.
f**k he's some laugh  :D - could listen to him all night.  (never imagined him being like that)

ha he was good there, at least he didnt claim to know much about them...more than you can say about that clown dizzie rascal. also thon craddle snatcher from loosewoman is in good nick in the picture they showed a few times
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: hardstation on May 08, 2009, 11:35:31 PM
Jaysus, he's looking aul.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 08, 2009, 11:39:10 PM
Jaysus, he's looking aul.
You want to see me after supporting them all my life sure.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on May 08, 2009, 11:53:23 PM
Jaysus, he's looking aul.
You want to see me after supporting them all my life sure.

Very true. Very true.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 09, 2009, 12:08:55 AM
Jaysus, he's looking aul.
You want to see me after supporting them all my life sure.

Very true. Very true.


Cheeky git,
On subject of famous Villains (not those kind) you can add Ozzy Osbourne, William Hewitt, David Cameron, Private Pike (my fave I think), Doogie Browser, Lennie Godber, Nigel Kennedy, Mrs Doyle to name but a few
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 09, 2009, 07:27:14 AM
William hewitt? I thought it was just harry  :o
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on May 09, 2009, 08:17:42 AM
Jaysus, he's looking aul.
You want to see me after supporting them all my life sure.

Very true. Very true.


Cheeky git,
On subject of famous Villains (not those kind) you can add Ozzy Osbourne, William Hewitt, David Cameron, Private Pike (my fave I think), Doogie Browser, Lennie Godber, Nigel Kennedy, Mrs Doyle to name but a few

I remember Alec Stewart and Ian Bell the crickecters having a ding dong (Arf!!  ;D) over Chelsea/ Villa once.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on May 15, 2009, 12:29:33 PM
Very sad, although not unexpected, news about Martin Laursen having to retire.  It's no coincidence that Villas season fell apart when he got injured.  Certainly the best centre-half seen at Villa Park since McGrath, should get a huge send off at the Newcastle match.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hound on May 15, 2009, 12:35:08 PM
It's no coincidence that Villas season fell apart when he got injured. 
So therefore you're implying it was a coincidence that the season fell apart after the signing of Heskey...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 15, 2009, 12:39:03 PM
Very sad, although not unexpected, news about Martin Laursen having to retire.  It's no coincidence that Villas season fell apart when he got injured.  Certainly the best centre-half seen at Villa Park since McGrath, should get a huge send off at the Newcastle match.
Well said Shark, a massive loss, our best defender since the legendary Paul McGrath no doubt.  Davies & Knight are not good enough together, would like to see us push for Hangeland but fear he is top 4 bound.

Petrov got Supporters Player of the Year and Players Player of the Year on Monday night, great to see him finally get the recogntion he warrants.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 15, 2009, 12:40:11 PM
It's no coincidence that Villas season fell apart when he got injured. 
So therefore you're implying it was a coincidence that the season fell apart after the signing of Heskey...
Louis & Briggs could make that link too Hound!  Rest assured that John Carew is our Centre Forward!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: nutsy--1 on May 15, 2009, 03:27:59 PM
very unfortunate to hear about Laursen one of the best center halfs about in the league. Unlucky.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: slow corner back on May 15, 2009, 03:43:35 PM
Good player Laursen, big loss to the villa, shame he seemed a decent sort.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on May 15, 2009, 03:46:32 PM
"Pwopah" defender who , unlike some of the tools nowadays, just defended and didnt think he was Franz Beckanbeur.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on May 15, 2009, 05:12:27 PM
Excellent press conference, he speaks candidly about his injury and is very fulsome in his praise of MON. 
Will be badly missed, hope we keep him on in a coaching capacity though as he has loads to offer still.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/8052621.stm
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 02, 2009, 10:19:58 PM
So Barry shows us what he really is, a fan of the big pay day.  He leaves Villa for a team who finished 5 places below us this year despite his protestations about requiring CL football.  f**k him I will not give him another thought now he is gone, great player for us while he was here but £12m is great cash for a player with 12 months to run on his contract.  I am surprised at him though, I naively thought he was one of those soccer players who actually played with some honour (very few of them I know).  He is a class player though and would have been a good acquisition for Liverpool/Arsenal IMO. 
Man City now one of my teams to hate also!! 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Orior on June 02, 2009, 10:26:37 PM
So Barry shows us what he really is, a fan of the big pay day.  He leaves Villa for a team who finished 5 places below us this year despite his protestations about requiring CL football.  f**k him I will not give him another thought now he is gone, great player for us while he was here but £12m is great cash for a player with 12 months to run on his contract.  I am surprised at him though, I naively thought he was one of those soccer players who actually played with some honour (very few of them I know).  He is a class player though and would have been a good acquisition for Liverpool/Arsenal IMO. 
Man City now one of my teams to hate also!! 

When did you pledge your life to Aston Villa doogie?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 02, 2009, 10:33:01 PM
So Barry shows us what he really is, a fan of the big pay day.  He leaves Villa for a team who finished 5 places below us this year despite his protestations about requiring CL football.  f**k him I will not give him another thought now he is gone, great player for us while he was here but £12m is great cash for a player with 12 months to run on his contract.  I am surprised at him though, I naively thought he was one of those soccer players who actually played with some honour (very few of them I know).  He is a class player though and would have been a good acquisition for Liverpool/Arsenal IMO. 
Man City now one of my teams to hate also!! 

When did you pledge your life to Aston Villa doogie?
Tout ma vie
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 03, 2009, 01:38:21 PM
England midfielder Gareth Barry has explained his £12m move from Aston Villa to Manchester City, saying he had a "massive fear of going stale".

In an open letter to Villa's fans published in the Birmingham Mail on Wednesday, Barry said: "I want the chance to explain my decision.

"I have a massive fear of going stale and falling into a comfort zone.

"After changing my mind lots of times I came to the decision that the time was right for me and the club to part."

The future of the 28-year-old has been a constant source of speculation over the past 12 months, with Liverpool pursuing the signature of the former Brighton trainee throughout the summer of 2008.

Barry stated his desire to join the Reds, but with Rafa Benitez unable to match Villa's valuation, then set at £18m, the England international announced that he would stay at Villa Park in August.

"I have grown bored of all the speculation surrounding me over the last 12 months and I am sure all the fans have as well," said Barry.

"I am glad I never left last summer because I would have left under a cloud. This year I feel things are different."

In May, Villa manager Martin O'Neill said that he would consider selling Barry, who had one year left on his contract at Villa Park, to a club who had qualified for the Champions League.

However, City finished six places and 22 points behind the top four clubs in the Premier League this season, all of whom qualify for Europe's elite club competition.

"Once I had spoken to Mark Hughes there was nowhere else I wanted to go," said Barry.

"They were the club prepared to meet the valuation, which for a 28-year-old with a year left on his contract, I think shows how much they wanted me.

"I am convinced with the plans the club has and the backing the manager will receive from the owners, that we will be a major force."

Barry moved to Villa from Brighton as a 16-year-old in 1997 and played over 400 games for the Birmingham club, as well as winning 29 caps for England.

"I feel the club is in the best position it has been in during my time here," added Barry.

"We have very good young players, a fantastic chairman and one of the best managers in the game.

"I want to thank them [the Villa fans] for the incredible support I have received over the last 12 years.

"For the rest of my life Aston Villa will be the first result I look for. Thanks for everything."
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 02:13:51 PM
I could understand if he want to Arsenal or Liverpool but this smacks of a man interested in a large payday and length of contract, Citeh won't even be competiting for a top four place next season.

Villa won't finish in top six next season with Laursen and Barry their two talismen out for one reason or another.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: corn02 on June 03, 2009, 02:19:22 PM
Birmingham Mail editor is obviously a fan.

Birmingham Mail Editor Steve Dyson has responded to Gareth Barry's letter to the paper explaining his decision to leave the club for Manchester City - here's what Steve had to say to the England star.

Dear Gareth

FOOTBALLERS come and footballers go, but not many take the trouble to write to supporters when they leave a club.

The majority disappear and kiss their new team badge without a thought for the loyal thousands left behind.

So your decision to write to Villa fans explaining your decision to join Manchester City is a welcome one.

Your words describing how you joined Villa as a 16-year-old boy and during the past 12 years have seen many changes at the club will stir fond memories for those who chanted your name as you matured from a promising youngster into an international midfielder respected and admired throughout the game.

They will share your regret that the team and its fans didn't enjoy the success they deserved during that time. And they will pray that you are right when you say that Villa are in a great position to push on.

You are right when you say the manager will be able to strengthen the team with the money generated by the deal but, it has to be said, players like you, Gareth, are few and far between.

Many will understand the turmoil you went through as you struggled to decide what was best for you and your career. They will understand your fears of going stale and slipping into the comfort zone.

But fewer are going to be convinced by the reasons you give for joining Manchester City, a club that has often promised much but delivered nothing.

Gareth, Villa fans could have stomached you joining one of the truly big clubs like Liverpool or Arsenal.

But and no disrespect is meant here Manchester City are hardly one of the giants of the game, are they?

They might have a fortune to spend, but that doesn't guarantee success. Your words don't wash and many supporters will suspect that money lies at the root of your decision.

That said, this city and newspaper is grateful for 12 years of fine service and we send our sincere best wishes for the rest of your career.

Thanks for the memories... but don't pretend that cash has not tempted you!

The Editor
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 02:21:52 PM
Hardly a ringing endorsement of Barry though was it - Clearly questions his decision and states that money probably tempted him.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: screenmachine on June 03, 2009, 02:40:21 PM
If someone came in to your place of work and offered you a job doing exactly the same work as you had been doing except that they would double your wages and maybe even more, how many on this board would say no? 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Maiden1 on June 03, 2009, 03:02:52 PM
His open letter is all well and good but he could have summed it all up by

Dear Aston Villa Supporter,

I've had 12 good years at Aston Villa but the owners at Man City have more money than sense and are going to pay me £130,000 per WEEK.  I'd be a mug to turn that down.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: screenmachine on June 03, 2009, 03:05:40 PM
His open letter is all well and good but he could have summed it all up by

Dear Aston Villa Supporter,

I've had 12 good years at Aston Villa but the owners at Man City have more money than sense and are going to pay me £130,000 per WEEK.  I'd be a mug to turn that down.

And so he would be!  It's scary when you actually think of the amount of money them heures make a week compared to what the average joe makes in a year! 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tyronefan on June 03, 2009, 03:07:17 PM
its not the leaving that I have the problem with but the bullshit stories there come out with about how they want to advance their careers and play in the champions then go to a club which is on a par with the one they left.

Of course money is the reason and I dont blame him but dont treat the fans like they are stupid.

In the letter to the local paper he never mentions money but we all know that what it is, so off you go and good luck
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 03:08:47 PM
If someone came in to your place of work and offered you a job doing exactly the same work as you had been doing except that they would double your wages and maybe even more, how many on this board would say no? 

It's not as if he s short of cash though is it ? What has he actually won in his career and what will he win with Man City ? Nothing would be my guess.

Personally I'd far rather playing Champions League Football and have the chance of winning something with a proper big club than simply going to another club for the money which I already have loads of.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: screenmachine on June 03, 2009, 03:28:04 PM
Well he's only gonna be playin at the top level for another 4 years perhaps and if he wishes to maintain his current lifestyle then he has probably made the correct decision from a financial point of view.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 03, 2009, 03:36:29 PM
Surely if City have Barry and possibly Tevez and 3 or 4 other big money captures they are 14 months frpm the CL group stage as they will over haul Arsenal at the current rate.

Maybe Hughes sold this to Barry?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 03:39:59 PM
I'm nearly certain Hughes told Barry something along the lines of 'We're bringing in another 5/6 top class players' etc.. to sell him their ambition, most managers spout that rubbish at the best of times.

Citeh came 9th this season, they will be lucky to be in the top six next season and actually finished 22 points behind 4th place this season.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on June 03, 2009, 04:02:02 PM
I don't think the lack of ambition argument holds up. Given the amount of money they are reported to have and the names they've been linked to, I reckon City are far more likely to make the breakthrough and challenge the big four than Villa are. Villa appear to have hit their glass ceiling. Good move by Barry.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 03, 2009, 05:09:57 PM
What's the difference to what City are doing now and what Chelsea have been doing for the previous 4-5 years, add to the fact that Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal have been doing for years?

Is the so called "big four" now threatened by City's new found wealth?

As a City fan, i'm taking everything with a pinch of salt. We have been linked with over 80 top class players since the takeover. Some will come, some wont. If City do spend big this summer, get in the 5/6 players they say they are getting and do have a good season, possible qualification for Europe, win a cup or 2, who then will be doubting Barry's move? Fair enough he is taking a step down from Villa going by last season, but he said himself he wants a new challenge and this is the challenge he is getting with City. City IMHO have the best chance of breaking the top 4 the next few years, partly due to the fact that other teams can't compete with them financially. Though saying and doing are 2 different things, particulary when City are involved.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: nrico2006 on June 03, 2009, 05:51:25 PM
Archie I would hardly bracket United, Arsenal and Liverpool in with what Chelsea have been doing for the past 4-5 years.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 06:10:43 PM
Add to the fact that Chelsea  had won the FA Cup, League Cup, Cup Winners Cup and played Champions League football before The Russian bankrolled them.

City have done nothing in comparison to that recently or before the Arabs came in.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 03, 2009, 06:15:31 PM
I didn't mean that United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been spending to the extent of Chelsea over the past 4-5 years. Over a longer period of time, these teams have been capable of spending big, no other teams could compete which is why it has been the same top 4 for years. Teams that tried to spend big and compete and had limited success were Blackburn, Newcastle and Leeds. There is always going to be someone knocking on the door and recently it has been Spurs and City. If you have the money, why not?  
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on June 03, 2009, 06:32:43 PM
How has it been Spurs and City knocking on the door ?

Spurs finished 8th and 11th in last two season

City 9thin both occasions, roughly 20 points behind 4th place.

If anything it has been those teams Villa/Everton who have a more stable squad and spending less than have been 'knocking on the door'..
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 03, 2009, 08:12:11 PM
I mean financially. They are spending heavily to try and get up there. Spurs are one of the top spenders regarding transfers. Spurs had a few good years finishing 5th, went Pete Tong for a few years and showed some stability this season, all due to the fact that Harry was able to buy the players he wanted. It takes time for a manager to build a squad he wants in order to get the right results on the pitch. Look what Hughes did with Blackburn on a limited budget. It took him a few years, got them as far as he could take them then left. Whats the difference in that situation than Gareth Barry's. he felt he reached the end of the line with Villa and wanted a new challenge.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 03, 2009, 08:33:16 PM
I didn't mean that United, Arsenal and Liverpool have been spending to the extent of Chelsea over the past 4-5 years. Over a longer period of time, these teams have been capable of spending big, no other teams could compete which is why it has been the same top 4 for years. Teams that tried to spend big and compete and had limited success were Blackburn, Newcastle and Leeds. There is always going to be someone knocking on the door and recently it has been Spurs and City. If you have the money, why not?  

Chelsea have not spent big over the last 4 or 5 years. They spent big the first two years or so that Roman came in, since then spending has been fairly modest, and some summers have resulted in transfer profits.

However... you're right. The big four, or maybe three, are threatened. The same way as the they were when Chelsea gatecrashed the party. They don't like it. Don't worry about the consequences too much Archie... just enjoy the ride.

Finally... get your own thread. Doogie and the Villa posse will huff.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on June 03, 2009, 10:15:11 PM
Fair play to gareth barry he did the right thing,just hope mon can add to the squad to keep young milner and gabby happy,hopefuli a few good signings we can take another step forward,hopefuli sidwel can step up to the spot barry held,wud love to see them sign few exciting players,classy centre forward and world class midfielder
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on June 03, 2009, 10:25:14 PM
the timing of the move surprises me thought he would have waited for arsenal or liverpool(even chelsea where linked with him few summers back) to try and get the cleague footy he craves ::)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 01, 2009, 09:14:04 PM
Right is it just me or should mon be starting to get his finger out? I'm seeing other clubs strengthening their squads over the last few weeks but not us! Are villa going to be left behind? It was clear we needed more depth at the end of last year but nothing has been done about it. We don't seem to even be linked with anyone of note???
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 01, 2009, 09:31:22 PM
Right is it just me or should mon be starting to get his finger out? I'm seeing other clubs strengthening their squads over the last few weeks but not us! Are villa going to be left behind? It was clear we needed more depth at the end of last year but nothing has been done about it. We don't seem to even be linked with anyone of note???

I was in Birmingham over the weekend, and a lot of the local papers had letters from fans with similar worries that you have. Urging O'Neill to get buying. Quick.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DennistheMenace on July 02, 2009, 12:09:37 AM
It isn't like O'Neill to splash big though is it ?

They clearly need to bolster their squad that failed them in their CL quest last season.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 02, 2009, 08:35:37 AM
He certainly doesn't splash twenty million on one player but he did spend ten on milner. I think the main priority is to replace laursen and Barry. Personally I think a top quality centre half should be first.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 02, 2009, 08:44:55 AM
He certainly doesn't splash twenty million on one player but he did spend ten on milner. I think the main priority is to replace laursen and Barry. Personally I think a top quality centre half should be first.

Use are linked with Titus Bramble this morning.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 02, 2009, 09:22:18 AM
O'Neill is always notoriously slow in transfer windows, a lot of his big buys at Celtic were last minute ones too.  Have a sneaking feeling he will got for Sol Campbell, not sure just think he will  :-\
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 02, 2009, 12:42:14 PM
He certainly doesn't splash twenty million on one player but he did spend ten on milner. I think the main priority is to replace laursen and Barry. Personally I think a top quality centre half should be first.

Use are linked with Titus Bramble this morning.

 ::) that sums it up for me
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 02, 2009, 01:08:41 PM
Luckily for youse, there is no truth in that rumour

1203 BST: Aston Villa have dismissed speculation linking them with a move for Wigan defender Titus Bramble, reportedly worth £3.5m plus midfielder Barry Bannan. (Press Association)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 15, 2009, 02:08:51 PM
Looks like Stewart Downing is our first signing of the summer, good news.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: charlie stubbs on July 15, 2009, 07:21:42 PM
Looks like Stewart Downing is our first signing of the summer, good news.



depends what way you look at it?does this mean young is off?no laursen, barry or young i think you would finish 7th at best. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on July 29, 2009, 09:48:21 PM
Stilian Petrov dislocated his shoulder playing in a friendly tonight. Will be out for a few months i'd say.

Big miss for Villa for start of season, especially with Barry leaving and don't really have anyone to replace them yet in midfield.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 30, 2009, 07:52:26 AM
 Big miss for the start of the season.

I can't believe this summer to be honest. One signing, who can't play till December. It's clear our squad is weak, there is money available, WTF?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on July 30, 2009, 09:52:30 AM
Maybe steve sidwell can step up and fill some of these spots open,Who would yous like to see villa go for????What about that young guy from leeds there were linked with has that fallen through??
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 30, 2009, 10:09:34 AM
Villa need experience through the spine of the team and losing Laursen and Barry means these are priority areas.
I would like us to go for Hangeland to show our ambition, failing that Distin from Pompey would suffice but we need two centre halfs as all we have now is Cuellar & Davies.  We now obv need a central midfielder and I do like the look of Jenas but feel he is a bit light-weight.
MON is notoriously late in transfer windows so I am expecting a flurry of activity in the next 7/10 days.

Would like to see NRC leave as I just can't take to him at all, despite his alleged versatility, I think Gardener does a better job to be honest and is a wee bit more nasty.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on July 30, 2009, 10:14:06 AM
But how many years are we gona hafta listen 2 MON and every manager before him tell us to be patient that he has players in  mind and it bes a real let down again with a small squad sayn if we hada invested in a few signings and then say ah theres always next year.Yeah hate reo coker myself,wud like scott parker 2 be signed even though i dont like him as a person hes a good player
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 30, 2009, 10:18:46 AM
Last summer he brought in 5/6 players IIRC, I trust him and am sure he has targets in mind.  Scott Parker is a good shout but can't see West Ham letting him go.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on August 02, 2009, 11:01:56 PM
any workin links for the juve game,in extra time now i do believe
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on August 03, 2009, 08:40:56 AM
Pleasantly surprised that villa won this tournament with injuries and missing the under 21s. Well done...

Now that they are heading back to England maybe martin can get the ball rolling with a few transfers this week?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wigan at home 15/08/09
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 14, 2009, 03:34:19 PM
Ok so the season kicks off tomorrow, we have lost Laursen (irreplacable) and Barry (mercenary after all). Downing is a good acquisition but will not kick a ball to Christmas, Delph I hold out great hope for, he is elegant and comfortable on the ball. 
Would like us to start with 3 points and Wigan seem to have lost a few decent players.
Big John Carew looked great against the Scots on Weds night too, think he can get 20 goals this season if he stays fit, our main man now providing MON doesn't go for Heskey!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread (3-1 at Anfield!)
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 25, 2009, 09:19:34 AM
Ok, that was some game.  No one myself included gave us a hope, but again MON proves why he is so coveted.  He brilliantly nullified Torres and Gerrard, you don't need a degree in physics to work out that Liverpool have nothing if these boys don't play.  I would go as far to say that that was one of the most ineffective Stevie G performances I have ever witnessed.  I can't believe I am about to say this but...Nigel Reo-Coker was excellent he and Petrov hassled and harried all night and gave Liverpool no time on the ball.  James Milner was great too, full of effort and running all night.
This is a crazy game, we get tanked at home to Wigan and then win our next league game away at a ground where the hosts have not lost in 20 months in the league  :o
Well done Villa, our season is up and running, lets take some momentum into the Vienna game on Thurs night now.
Oh and I had Davies backed 1st and last goal at 40/1 and the o.g didn't count - happy days, £102.50 back for a £5 stake.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on August 25, 2009, 01:04:02 PM
Great win for the Villa.  Reo-Coker was outstanding, but then he was equally good in the Peace Cup and wan't picked for the Wigan match.  That result should put 10k on the attendance for Thur night.  Will be there myself for half nothing, god bless Michael O'Leary.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 27, 2009, 03:50:29 PM
Dunne is coming to Villa - a good bit of business to augment our side. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on August 27, 2009, 03:54:50 PM
Dunne is coming to Villa - a good bit of business to augment our side. 

theres an extra couple of own goals and sending offs for yous over the whole season
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 27, 2009, 03:57:32 PM
Dunne is coming to Villa - a good bit of business to augment our side. 

theres an extra couple of own goals and sending offs for yous over the whole season
Just seen your post on the other thread, I disagree and actually rate Dunne as it seems so do the Man City fans (POTY for 3/4 seasons in a row I think).  A good player with a few rough edges, no nonsense centre half though and we need that bit of steel at the back.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: gerry on August 27, 2009, 04:00:02 PM
Looking for the captains armband as well if you go by the reports on the web.

I am sure your current captain will be over the moon
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 27, 2009, 04:05:09 PM
Since Barry left  >:( and Laursen retired  :'( we have not really had a permanent captain anyway, Petrov is the holder now and I would expect him to retain it too be honest.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on August 27, 2009, 06:34:25 PM
definately happy with this bit of business.  TBH i was wondering why all the reports about warnock when i think it is clear that we need CH cover more than left back at the moment.

Here's hoping we can put on a performance tonight and qualify for the group stages.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on August 27, 2009, 06:42:15 PM
The report said that Villa were offering him the captaincy not that he was looking for it.
Probably a dubious report.
But if there was one player who could just walk into that role in his first game, it would be Dunne.
It is one of the bargain buys at current prices in the EPL.
In no time, he will be a fan's favourite.
 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 27, 2009, 07:28:00 PM
Gutted that Dunnie is leaving City. The man is an absolute legend in my eyes. Sure he makes the odd mistake, but who doesnt. For his mistakes, he makes up for it in his effort and no nonsense approach. He didn't win player of the year at City 4 years in a row for nothing!! He deserved to be City captain, but I don't think he has the attributes to be a captain. For all his heroics and bravado on the pitch, he is quite a shy guy and needs a good keeper behind him who can shout and organise things. He improved alot when Given came to City last year, and I don't think Villa will have a problem with Friedel behind him. All the best to him though.

P.S Could use not have taken Tal Ben-Haim off City instead??
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: GBXII on August 27, 2009, 07:34:19 PM
Looks like a great buy for Villa and good value too. Seems a bit daft by Hughes to get rid of him but I suppose if he's not gona start he might as well move club. I think it could be a bad move though by city because I'm not so sure that their new partnership in the centre of defence is going to work, but we'll see..
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Eastern_Pride on August 27, 2009, 07:44:19 PM
Gutted that Dunnie is leaving City. The man is an absolute legend in my eyes. Sure he makes the odd mistake, but who doesnt. For his mistakes, he makes up for it in his effort and no nonsense approach. He didn't win player of the year at City 4 years in a row for nothing!! He deserved to be City captain, but I don't think he has the attributes to be a captain. For all his heroics and bravado on the pitch, he is quite a shy guy and needs a good keeper behind him who can shout and organise things. He improved alot when Given came to City last year, and I don't think Villa will have a problem with Friedel behind him. All the best to him though.

P.S Could use not have taken Tal Ben-Haim off City instead??[
That was Chelsea's problem until you sorted it....he's yours now!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on September 13, 2009, 02:07:39 PM
Watched what I could from a Macedonian tv stream.
It looked like Dunne was on the left of a MON 3 man central defense.
Looked like he did very well for his first game.
What did the Villa fans think?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on September 13, 2009, 02:56:19 PM
Watched what I could from a Macedonian tv stream.
It looked like Dunne was on the left of a MON 3 man central defense.
Looked like he did very well for his first game.
What did the Villa fans think?

It was a flat back 4. Cueller was right back. Dunne was very solid, James Collins was immense. Awful match but from a Villa perspective it matters little.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on September 13, 2009, 04:02:44 PM
Sky Sports were impressed.
"Man of the match: Richard Dunne. Slipped straight into leadership duties with aplomb, cleared everything thrown at him. Excellent."

Considering about 1/2 the Villa fans on a few of their messageboards were convinced they had signed a donkey, it's a good start for Dunne.
He had a below average game for Ireland in Cyprus, probably as I suspected, down to some hangover trauma from his move to a new club.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on September 13, 2009, 06:48:44 PM
Didn't see much of this today but not suprised big Dunnie was stuck in the thick of it. He thrives in this sort of environment. Good to see him get off to a good start. He doesn't suit the claret and blue kit, should still be wearing sky blue!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on October 05, 2009, 08:20:35 PM
Villa v Man City

Dunne  goal
 ;D

bullet header
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: anportmorforjfc on October 05, 2009, 08:22:34 PM
Did he celebrate?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on October 05, 2009, 08:31:17 PM
Dunne looked nonplussed after the goal.

MON did enough celebrating for the whole team.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 05, 2009, 08:33:23 PM
Listening to five live. No he didn't celebrate. City fans also applauded.. Fair play cos I wouldn't be clapping a Barry goal!!

Think there'll be plenty of goals in this game
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on October 05, 2009, 08:39:29 PM
I'm watching it on Shanghai tv stream. At least i know by the sound of the crowd when ever Barry gets on the ball.

I don't see what the fuss about Barry is by Villa fans, wasn't he a regular there for 10 years or so? 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: nifan on October 05, 2009, 08:48:23 PM
Apparently the fans are waving fake £50 notes with barrys face on them.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: GBXII on October 05, 2009, 08:52:52 PM
Any links lads??
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on October 05, 2009, 09:00:31 PM
Any links lads??

Go to http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=football (http://www.myp2p.eu/competition.php?competitionid=&part=sports&discipline=football)

and you will find plenty of links.
It widens your choices if you download freeware  Veetle  and TVU. 
Veetle will work within your browser

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on October 06, 2009, 10:09:24 AM
Dunne looked nonplussed after the goal.

MON did enough celebrating for the whole team.
;D
MON's press conference was brilliant after the game, he was asked about Dunne's celebration (or lack of) and MON said 'I honestly couldn't tell you what he was at as I was so busy celebrating myself!'  That is why we love him so much. 
Plus Doogie had a fiver on Dunne for 1st goal @ 33/1  8), also had a fiver on him for last goal at same price so was praying it would have stayed at 1-0  >:(, ah well.  Fair result in the end up, Villa's defence looking rock solid now.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on October 17, 2009, 02:57:21 PM
Have beaten Chelsea 2 - 1.  Maybe top 4 position a possibility?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on October 17, 2009, 03:14:05 PM
First goal was from yet another Richard Dunne header.

MON is the set piece king.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on October 17, 2009, 03:35:44 PM
Massive result.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 19, 2009, 10:40:52 PM
Have beaten Chelsea 2 - 1.  Maybe top 4 position a possibility?

I'd live to be getting ahead of myself and too start thinking about top four after Saturday but I just don't think it's there for us this year. In all honesty we blew a big chance last year. I think villa will finish about where they stand at the minute.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on November 21, 2009, 03:12:18 PM
Do any of yas have a link for this game against burnley dont want to get out of bed
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 21, 2009, 03:14:42 PM
Try some of these:

http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=56171&part=sports (http://www.myp2p.eu/broadcast.php?matchid=56171&part=sports)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 21, 2009, 03:17:46 PM
Burnley 1 up dont bother :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on November 21, 2009, 03:19:14 PM
Long way to go  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 21, 2009, 03:26:53 PM
Burnley not playing to bad. Like them white Villa jerseys.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on November 21, 2009, 03:31:22 PM
Cheers got it,burnley have some home record if they take all 3 points here
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 21, 2009, 03:35:18 PM
WTF?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on November 21, 2009, 03:36:52 PM
Which stream you watching FG mine has crashed?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on November 21, 2009, 03:38:37 PM
Iraq tv,mine has gone as well
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on November 21, 2009, 04:35:26 PM
Never seen worse than this before in my life,villa look clueless
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 04, 2009, 01:34:40 PM
Happy 50th Birthday Paul McGrath, Villa and Ireland's best ever player by a mile.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: gawa316 on December 13, 2009, 01:02:46 AM
Well done the 'Villa'
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 14, 2009, 10:15:11 AM
Another great result this season, the only side unbeaten against teams in the top half of the table, not a bad stat.  Important to build on this now and get at least 4 points this week from Sunderland and Stoke.
Gabby was immense on Sat night, but for me the best player on the pitch was the Dunney monster, as good a centre half in the league IMO.
Rooney cheated plain and simple, the absence of any comment on MOTD on Sat night was not surprising really.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: magpie seanie on December 14, 2009, 10:49:43 AM
Fair play to Villa. Well done. Keep it up.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 16, 2009, 10:09:01 AM
Great result last night, on the back of Staurdays game it was vital to maintain some momentum, as a result we are sitting pretty entering a difficult run of games with the Arse and Pool to play within 48hrs after Christmas.
Big Dunney imperious at the back last night again, Villa have not conceded any headed goals this season, that says a lot about our Centre halves and keeper.
James Millner is in the form of his life also.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on December 16, 2009, 11:13:17 AM
Great result last night, on the back of Staurdays game it was vital to maintain some momentum, as a result we are sitting pretty entering a difficult run of games with the Arse and Pool to play within 48hrs after Christmas.
Big Dunney imperious at the back last night again, Villa have not conceded any headed goals this season, that says a lot about our Centre halves and keeper.
James Millner is in the form of his life also.

i see a headed goal on the horizon now doogie! compare that to citys record without dunne and you can see how much of a mistake it was to let him go.

i must say i was a little worried about what way O'Neill would try to fit Downing in but everything seems to be going nicely at the min. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on December 19, 2009, 04:58:55 PM
Just absolutley delighted,MON is the man
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: wallyman on December 19, 2009, 05:18:33 PM
Great result today, im happy to see the villians do well
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on December 22, 2009, 04:08:56 AM
Good to see such a nice gesture from the gentle giant against stoke,what a true legend and a gent
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: new devil on December 22, 2009, 04:19:49 AM
Who? What did he do?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on December 22, 2009, 06:04:26 AM
Big john carew after he scored he ran over to the crowd and gave his jersey to a sick child in the crowd,true great and nice gesture
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on December 22, 2009, 08:58:20 AM
Big john carew after he scored he ran over to the crowd and gave his jersey to a sick child in the crowd,true great and nice gesture

did he not give it because he had kicked the flag pole and nearly hit him with it. nothing to do with the child being sick.

next two games are massive for villa. arsenal away and liverpool home.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 22, 2009, 09:52:57 AM
Big john carew after he scored he ran over to the crowd and gave his jersey to a sick child in the crowd,true great and nice gesture

did he not give it because he had kicked the flag pole and nearly hit him with it. nothing to do with the child being sick.

next two games are massive for villa. arsenal away and liverpool home.
Thats right the child wasn't sick Big John near shit himself when he realised the flag nearly struck him.  It was great to see his reaction though, showed he cares at least.  The wee lad was on sky sports last night showing off his jersey at home.

I agree lurganblue, massive two games coming up, is 4 points too optimistic?  The way we are playing has to give us hope, though Arsenal looked a lot more solid on Sat night with Diaby and Denilson together. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Dinny Breen on December 22, 2009, 11:19:01 AM
Quote
I agree lurganblue, massive two games coming up, is 4 points too optimistic?

Should beat Liverpool at home but Villa I think beat Arsenal in the league for the 1st time in 10 years last season so a point is a realistic target wouldn't rule out 3.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 14, 2010, 01:42:23 PM
Big Semi-Final tonight, our first in six years.  Good chance of a day out to Wembley, but Blackburn are obviously thinking the same, talk of Fat Sam getting the Spanish Archer if he gets nothing out of the next few games.  Would be happy with a 1-0 to Villa tonight.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 14, 2010, 08:25:06 PM
Great goal from Milner. Villa are lethal on the counter attack.

Why does MO'N insist on starting Heskey? Carew is twice the player he is.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 14, 2010, 09:23:04 PM
tonight is yet another live game with a half empty stadium! is it further prove football is dying a slow death?

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 14, 2010, 09:24:55 PM
No. Blackburn just have shit support.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: stiffler on January 14, 2010, 09:27:58 PM
Blackburn very unlucky not to equalise, Kalinic 2 efforts against the post.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 14, 2010, 09:29:10 PM
Blackburn playing all the football now. Should be level, if not ahead. Saying that, Villa could have been 3 or 4 up before Blackburn even started to play!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 14, 2010, 09:35:31 PM
I hear f**king Doogie Browser has Milner at 10s for first scorer. That boy's a first scorer genius I tell ye.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 14, 2010, 10:11:21 PM
No. Blackburn just have shit support.

of all the games i've seen live on Telly so far in 2010
Boro v City
Coventry v portsmouth
Liverpool v Reading
& tonights game all these matches had half empty stadiums can't be all Shit Support?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 14, 2010, 10:34:18 PM
Liverpool are the only ones who should have filled their stadium for them games. All the other 3 are renowned for getting poor crowds. Surely a know it all like yourself should have known that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: From the Bunker on January 15, 2010, 12:38:56 AM
Cup competition support over the last couple of years have been skank. English football is only a year or so away from Italy where nobody goes to matches.

As well as the 'Recession'. The following reasons are to blame

 - Teams fielding 'B' teams in Domestic Cup Competitions
 - Putting out 'B' teams against the top four to rest them for a game against the bottom three on the weekend
 - Seeing your team qualify for the Europa Cup, only to discover that it is a hinderance to you staying in the premiership. So you will have to field 'B' teams in the competition.
 - Ticket Prices of going to see Games
 - The growing lack of feeling you belong to your Club
 - The growing lack of Players feeling they belong to your Club
 - The Monopoly of the BIG teams on Trophies and Champions League Places. Your club is only making up the numbers.
 - The constant monothony of finising mid to lower table
 - The lack of local players to identify with, within the club
 - The (Millionaire) Players can't relate to the fans
 - Better forms of entertainment to spend your good money on
 - Work and family commitments for midweek games begining to take priority
 - Game is on the Telly
 - Too many games on the Telly
 - The Romance of your club having a run in the Cup, finishing higher than last season, not the same in a world where a shiek can gate crash your club to the top.
 - Don't want to watch average Journeymen players play negative football to get resuts week in week out.

anybody got more to add........
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 15, 2010, 12:45:41 AM
Apart from Portsmouth two years ago is invariably won by Arsenel, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool. In 70s and 80s used to be teams like Spurs, Ipswich, Sunderland, Southampton, West Ham, Coventry, Wimbeldon could win it as well as the superpowers... maybe you already said that  ::) but is what put me off it.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 15, 2010, 12:52:05 AM
Cup competition support over the last couple of years have been skank. English football is only a year or so away from Italy where nobody goes to matches.

As well as the 'Recession'. The following reasons are to blame

 - Teams fielding 'B' teams in Domestic Cup Competitions
 - Putting out 'B' teams against the top four to rest them for a game against the bottom three on the weekend
 - Seeing your team qualify for the Europa Cup, only to discover that it is a hinderance to you staying in the premiership. So you will have to field 'B' teams in the competition.
 - Ticket Prices of going to see Games
 - The growing lack of feeling you belong to your Club
 - The growing lack of Players feeling they belong to your Club
 - The Monopoly of the BIG teams on Trophies and Champions League Places. Your club is only making up the numbers.
 - The constant monothony of finising mid to lower table
 - The lack of local players to identify with, within the club
 - The (Millionaire) Players can't relate to the fans
 - Better forms of entertainment to spend your good money on
 - Work and family commitments for midweek games begining to take priority
 - Game is on the Telly
 - Too many games on the Telly
 - The Romance of your club having a run in the Cup, finishing higher than last season, not the same in a world where a shiek can gate crash your club to the top.
 - Don't want to watch average Journeymen players play negative football to get resuts week in week out.

anybody got more to add........

well done you answered my question a lot better than that other...........guy
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on January 15, 2010, 12:52:49 AM
Apart from Portsmouth two years ago is invariably won by Arsenel, Chelsea, Man United and Liverpool. In 70s and 80s used to be teams like Spurs, Ipswich, Sunderland, Southampton, West Ham, Coventry, Wimbeldon could win it as well as the superpowers... maybe you already said that  ::) but is what put me off it.

Wrong cup.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 15, 2010, 01:07:43 AM
Was he not on about the FA cup? 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on January 15, 2010, 01:11:54 AM
Well, Villa were playing in the League Cup tonight, so I'd assume that was the competition everyone was referring to when speaking about 'the cup'.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: longrunsthefox on January 15, 2010, 01:16:43 AM
Maybe tho no-one ever really cared about the League-Milk-Rumbelows  :o Cup till it got to the final and that wasn't even on live in the 'old' days. Was always a Micky Mouse cup.   
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 15, 2010, 09:17:51 AM
I hear f**king Doogie Browser has Milner at 10s for first scorer. That boy's a first scorer genius I tell ye.
8) You know it makes sense!

Half and full time at 11/4 too  8)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Main Street on January 15, 2010, 12:42:57 PM
Is it necessary to report that Dunne had a very good game or are these things just understood.

I don't know how he scrambled backwards and got his head to that inswinger, when all the odds favoured the forward.


 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 15, 2010, 12:56:31 PM
Is it necessary to report that Dunne had a very good game or are these things just understood.

I don't know how he scrambled backwards and got his head to that inswinger, when all the odds favoured the forward.
It goes without saying these days, IMO the best centre half in the league currently.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: boojangles on January 15, 2010, 01:09:23 PM
Is it necessary to report that Dunne had a very good game or are these things just understood.

I don't know how he scrambled backwards and got his head to that inswinger, when all the odds favoured the forward.
It goes without saying these days, IMO the best centre half in the league currently.

Only a mad man or a Man U supporter would argue that point.Miles ahead of any defender and has scored 3 league goals on top of that. Top scoring defender in the Fantasy League too and has been all season.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: gerrykeegan on January 15, 2010, 01:16:13 PM
Is it necessary to report that Dunne had a very good game or are these things just understood.

I don't know how he scrambled backwards and got his head to that inswinger, when all the odds favoured the forward.
It goes without saying these days, IMO the best centre half in the league currently.
[/quoteOnly a mad man or a Man U supporter would argue that point.Miles ahead of any defender and has scored 3 league goals on top of that. Top scoring defender in the Fantasy League too and has been all season.


Boo thats a bit harsh. I am both of the above but would say that he has been easily the best CH this season. He is playing with a lot of concentration. Little or no mistakes which in the past he has been known for. Its great to see.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on January 15, 2010, 01:29:36 PM
Pity Ireland don't need him for another nine months or so.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on January 15, 2010, 02:32:20 PM
A friend had milner to score first and villa win 1 0,was a nice wee 50/1 price,think he only had a fiver on it but nice all the same

Hopefully Villa get a much needed three points on sunday as well
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 08:16:49 PM
Some game.

Blackburn 2-0 up and Villa just scored. Level on aggregate now but Villa need a draw to go through.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tyroneboi on January 20, 2010, 08:19:50 PM
Some game.

Blackburn 2-0 up and Villa just scored. Level on aggregate now but Villa need a draw to go through.

Is it still the way that away goals dont count until after extra time?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 08:21:51 PM
Yes. If it stays 2-1 to Blackburn on the night, will go to extra time. If it stays the same after extra time Blackburn will go through.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 08:28:05 PM
2-2 now. Milner penalty. Samba sent off. Not even HT yet.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Declan on January 20, 2010, 09:08:57 PM
Some game now . 5-3 to Villa
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 09:10:52 PM
Cert to be more goals.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2010, 09:11:22 PM
crazy game what odds on 5-5?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Declan on January 20, 2010, 09:32:55 PM
Quote
crazy game what odds on 5-5?

Getting closer 5-4 now
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Declan on January 20, 2010, 09:38:32 PM
Forget that bet 6-4 Villa!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2010, 09:40:08 PM
damn still got 10 goals lol
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 09:40:45 PM
Well done Villa. Good to see Dunne get to a final. Pity it's with Villa and not possibly City.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: loughshore lad on January 20, 2010, 09:43:46 PM
Great result for Villa, Dunne was as good a signing as there was in the premier league this season.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2010, 09:44:48 PM
Well done Villa. Good to see Dunne get to a final. Pity it's with Villa and not possibly City.

do i sense fear?

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 20, 2010, 09:47:22 PM
Final Sunday 28th February 2010 (Wembley Stadium)

Go on the villa!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 20, 2010, 09:49:13 PM
Well done Villa. Good to see Dunne get to a final. Pity it's with Villa and not possibly City.

do i sense fear?



No. City aren't in the final yet. They possibly can be in the final, hence why I included the word possibly.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2010, 10:19:19 PM
Well done Villa. Good to see Dunne get to a final. Pity it's with Villa and not possibly City.

do i sense fear?



No. City aren't in the final yet. They possibly can be in the final, hence why I included the word possibly.

just checking dear boy ;)  thats why i used ?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on January 21, 2010, 12:02:15 AM
delighted for martin o'neill -  i've always thought he was a great manager -


it's no fluke that he has done a job wherever he has went.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: stew on January 21, 2010, 12:45:20 AM
delighted for martin o'neill -  i've always thought he was a great manager -


it's no fluke that he has done a job wherever he has went.

He has but there are eejits on here that think him an ' unproven manager'.  :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on January 21, 2010, 05:59:48 AM
Great result,now the lookout for a ticket ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 21, 2010, 03:54:02 PM
Does anyone know what airport in London you should fly to if your for wembley?? just dreaming and pricing flights here on easyjet..they pretty cheap....
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 21, 2010, 03:59:33 PM
Does it matter? Im assuming all airports will have transport to the area you will be staying in. You should go for the cheapest option as there are a number of different options, compared if you were just getting a flight to Birmingham for a Villa game.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 21, 2010, 04:06:58 PM
yeah hear what ur sayin archie...dont know london that well...thought there may have been a huge difference is distance....just priced tickets for final....cheapest i could find anywhere was 335 quid :( and thats behind the goals...... flights only 30 quid tho...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 21, 2010, 04:10:05 PM
Where did you get that price for tickets? I have heard Wembley is a rip off but wouldn't think ticket prices would be that dear. Champions League final tickets were going for less than that last year.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on January 21, 2010, 04:13:01 PM
Does anyone know what airport in London you should fly to if your for wembley?? just dreaming and pricing flights here on easyjet..they pretty cheap....

Heathrow/London City probably the closest with good connections. Luton also not too far but don't know about transport on the ground. Stansted quite a bit away and Gatwick is miles away though again both have frequent connections into the city.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 21, 2010, 04:16:25 PM
Where did you get that price for tickets? I have heard Wembley is a rip off but wouldn't think ticket prices would be that dear. Champions League final tickets were going for less than that last year.

I spent ten minutes on google going thru every ticket website there was and they all had the cheapest tickets priced at that...335 :( i presume maybe after the next semi is played they will drop or clubs will sell them for a better price or something....
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 21, 2010, 04:21:06 PM
Them websites are just glorified ticket touts. I'd say book the flights anyway (saying as they are cheap) on the off chance you get a decent priced ticket.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 21, 2010, 04:27:11 PM
Easy jet: Belfast city to london luton

sat 27th feb to 1st march.....38 quid.... Those tickets at that price seem ridiculous...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 21, 2010, 04:48:50 PM
keep a eye on this Website http://www.toutless.com/viewtopic.php?f=18&p=36921&sid=58350e229e3c939b2449f9baa81e7030#p36921 some tickets may become available & they have to sell them at face value there

flight prices from Ireland to london all here http://www.skyscanner.ie/flights/ie/lond/100227/100301/cheapest-flights-to-london-from-ireland-in-february-2010-and-march-2010.html

hotels for two nights? http://www.booking.com/searchresults.html?sid=39c2d8741716b7d47d6e7bf610c0d6b8;checkin_monthday=27;checkin_year_month=2010-2;checkout_monthday=1;checkout_year_month=2010-3;city=-2601889;class_interval=1;si=ai%2Cco%2Cci%2Cre;radius=14;order=price
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on January 21, 2010, 06:23:41 PM
Bigfrank

If you can get flights into Heathrow they are handiest. Heathrow links straight into the underground system, so you can be in the centre of London in 20mins for a couple of quid.

Gatwick is next closest, but there is little differance between that and Stansted. Both offer regular trains into London city which take about 45-60 minutes, and cost roughly £23.

Never used Luton before, but it would be a bit of a trek.

Match tickets are easier obtained for this than the FA Cup final. Try your local LOI or IL club. We got ones via Finn Harps in 1998. Or even try local referees, they too can get access to them.

If you got flights reasonably priced, I'd take them and worry about the tickets later.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 21, 2010, 06:28:15 PM
Super Ger Kris Boyd in talks with Villa.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on February 24, 2010, 10:58:51 PM
Thread has been very quiet even though they have a League Cup final coming up and they are through to the next round of the FA cup.

Which do you choose?  Silverware or Champions league?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 25, 2010, 10:14:20 AM
Thread has been very quiet even though they have a League Cup final coming up and they are through to the next round of the FA cup.

Which do you choose?  Silverware or Champions league?
Be greedy and go for both but we need a trophy first and foremost to placate the fans.  Good draw in FA CUP QF now also away to Reading with the winner guaranteed a trip to Wembley.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 26, 2010, 12:31:08 PM
Anyone going over to the mainland for the game then?  I am over tomorrow morning until Monday so will find a boozer around Covent Garden to watch the Rugby, should be good atmosphere in London this weekend.
Any good pubs in Central London for a bit of craic tomorrow?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: EC Unique on February 26, 2010, 12:43:10 PM
Anyone going over to the mainland for the game then?  I am over tomorrow morning until Monday so will find a boozer around Covent Garden to watch the Rugby, should be good atmosphere in London this weekend.
Any good pubs in Central London for a bit of craic tomorrow?

A Joke I hope :o
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 26, 2010, 12:45:50 PM
Anyone going over to the mainland for the game then?  I am over tomorrow morning until Monday so will find a boozer around Covent Garden to watch the Rugby, should be good atmosphere in London this weekend.
Any good pubs in Central London for a bit of craic tomorrow?

A Joke I hope :o
No I am going over.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 26, 2010, 04:15:13 PM
To get everyone in the mood...novel approach from Big Fat Ron back in the day.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/8537957.stm
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: Norf Tyrone on February 26, 2010, 05:43:23 PM
There was a good pub between Picadilly and Leicster square where I watched the Rugby two years ago Doogie. F**k if I can remember the name of it, but it was one of them Irish franchaises. Scruffy Murphys I think. Good atmos in it though, and loads of Kiwis, Aussies etc going loco.

Enjoy your weekend.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Wembelieve
Post by: Doogie Browser on March 02, 2010, 10:56:14 AM
There was a good pub between Picadilly and Leicster square where I watched the Rugby two years ago Doogie. F**k if I can remember the name of it, but it was one of them Irish franchaises. Scruffy Murphys I think. Good atmos in it though, and loads of Kiwis, Aussies etc going loco.

Enjoy your weekend.
Watched the Rugger in the Walkabout Westminster, fcking massive boozer great atmosphere.

Gutted about the result on Sunday, Vidic had to walk for the foul, can't believe he didn't even get a yeller!!  Villa were poor after that though, is there such a thing as scoring too early against a good side like Utd?? Saying that 1-0 up against ten men would have been a different game, not saying we would have won but would have been different obviously.  Ref bottled it big time.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Doogie Browser on March 30, 2010, 02:07:27 PM
Just got a text saying MON has quit after a disagreement with Randy Lerner about funds for next year, nothing on the BBC as yet though.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Bensars on March 30, 2010, 02:22:14 PM
Aston Villa have denied rumours that Martin O'Neill has quit the club.

Unconfirmed claims are circulating in the Midlands that the Villa Park chief has resigned following a disagreement with chairman Randy Lerner.

It is understood that the club's American owner wanted to trim the playing squad and cut the wage bill this summer, while O'Neill wanted money to spend to bolster his squad to continue their challenge to break into the top four.

When told that money would not be forthcoming, the Ulsterman is believed to have decided to consider his future, but the club insists he has not resigned.

 Villa have an FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea on April 10. And Chelsea beat Villa 7-1 in the Premier League at the weekend.

O'Neill joined the club in August 2006.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: AFS on March 30, 2010, 02:24:07 PM
The only ones reporting it are the Mirror. Sounds like bullshit.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Family guy on July 05, 2010, 10:32:08 PM
Well boys new season around the corner,who should mon go for to strenghten the squad,which is obvious they need to do,think 2 strikers needed,wud take robbie keane all day,even a cheeky wee move for berbatov,see wud united take a loss on him,said before wud love to see scotty parker come,stephen ireland hardly come as he would wana stay at city for the big wages
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: bigfrank on July 19, 2010, 10:11:05 PM
bohemians v aston villa

quick question..game in daly mount sat 3pm...where is dalymount..is it the ground beside fagans bar,not far from croke park??? was gona go and now see that the dubs play at 5pm croke park...dublin be buzzing that day!!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: The Real Laoislad on July 19, 2010, 10:18:35 PM
bohemians v aston villa

quick question..game in daly mount sat 3pm...where is dalymount..is it the ground beside fagans bar,not far from croke park??? was gona go and now see that the dubs play at 5pm croke park...dublin be buzzing that day!!!

No thats Tolka Park.
Dalymount Park not that far from Croke Park though,its in Phibsboro.
Not to far from Mountjoy or the Mater Hospital if you know where they are?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: bigfrank on July 19, 2010, 10:35:39 PM
F*&K was hopin that ground was dalymount..would have been very handy as know where it is etc....dublin will be nuts with dubs playin at 5pm...be nice to go to busy bar after villa game thou and have the craic....still tempted!! see young and carew both scored 2nite for villa in a friendly..be nice 2 see both of them on sat
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: AZOffaly on July 20, 2010, 09:58:16 AM
You can walk from Dalymount to Croker. You turn at the Big Tree and you're on Dorset Street. Dalymount is only about a mile from the Big Tree I'd say.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Norf Tyrone on July 20, 2010, 03:36:30 PM
Park in the Brian Bru pub car park which is a couple of 100 yards from Dallymount, and you can see Croke Park from where you park. Very handy. The pub is on the right as you come in from Glasnevin.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Denn Forever on July 20, 2010, 03:46:46 PM
Down Whitworth Road into the heaving metropolis of  Drumcondra.  Straight run down to Croke Park from the Brian Boru. Enjoy.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 20, 2010, 04:07:49 PM
Ashley Young scored a cracker against Posh last night and also indicated he was happy to extend his stay at the only stately home in Soccer.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: ludermor on July 20, 2010, 07:57:35 PM
Park in the Brian Bru pub car park which is a couple of 100 yards from Dallymount, and you can see Croke Park from where you park. Very handy. The pub is on the right as you come in from Glasnevin.
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Connaught+St&daddr=Fitzroy+Ave&hl=en&geocode=Ffg_LgMd6EWg_w%3BFdQ7LgMdupag_w&mra=dme&mrcr=0&mrsp=1&sz=15&dirflg=w&doflg=ptm&sll=53.362052,-6.263194&sspn=0.010474,0.029483&ie=UTF8&z=15 just a mile from dalymount to Croke Park
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: bigfrank on July 21, 2010, 10:13:51 PM
cheers for all the help folks...but where did all the tickets go so quick??? could buy 4 at a time yesterday and now not available on ticketmaster....thought initally they may have changed game as dublin play louth at 5pm on croke park...place will be buzzing!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: bigfrank on July 28, 2010, 10:41:03 PM
Made it to Bohs game on sat..was great days fun minus the result...villa were very strong...had great seats...fotos with players etc Forgot how bad reo coker was too lol
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: lurganblue on August 08, 2010, 09:16:12 AM
How do you guys think we are shaping up this year. Looks like Milner will leave in the next few days which will obviously leave a gap. Who will fill it? I expect MON will grasp a few very late transfers as usual.

Rapid Vienna was a terrible draw for us too. Here's hoping a bit of revenge can be handed out.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Rossie11 on August 09, 2010, 04:23:29 PM
Martin O Neill has resigned according to few media sources..
Jaysus...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: shark on August 09, 2010, 04:26:41 PM
Martin O Neill has resigned according to few media sources..
Jaysus...

Aston Villa can confirm that Martin O'Neill has resigned as manager of the football club with immediate effect.

Kevin MacDonald, reserve team manager, has assumed the role of caretaker manager and will prepare the team for the opening Barclays Premier League game of the season against West Ham on Saturday at Villa Park.

Paul Faulkner, chief executive of Aston Villa, said: "The club would like to thank Martin for the great work he has done at Aston Villa over the past four years. He has helped to establish the club in the upper echelons of the Premier League, has taken us to Wembley and we have also qualified for European competition for the past three seasons under his management. We wish him the best in the future."

Martin O'Neill said: "I have enjoyed my time at Aston Villa immensely. It's obviously a wrench to be leaving such a magnificent club. I would like to pay tribute to the Villa players, my coaching staff and the Villa supporters for all the support and encouragement they have given both the club and me personally during my time as manager. I wish them all the best for the future. I will obviously be assisting the club in the immediate short-term with regard to the handover of my duties."

No further comment will be made by either Aston Villa or Martin O'Neill until further notice
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: AZOffaly on August 09, 2010, 04:28:02 PM
Jaysus, what happened there? Another job lined up, or is he going because of the Milner thing?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 09, 2010, 04:30:22 PM
More than likely they were trying to shift players behind his back, this is bad bad news.  Our best manager in over 25 years IMO.
In fairness I was thinking to myself at the weekend that he has been here 4 years and that is prob his lifespan with most clubs to date.
He is his own man and I wish him well. 
Doogie is a sick man now  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: shark on August 09, 2010, 04:31:17 PM
Jaysus, what happened there? Another job lined up, or is he going because of the Milner thing?

Rumours circulating that it is more to do with a possible sale of Ashley Young.  Don't know how true that is though.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Billys Boots on August 09, 2010, 04:31:29 PM
I wasn't expecting that!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: AZOffaly on August 09, 2010, 04:32:27 PM
It has to be something like that, hopefully it's nothing personal behind the scenes.

I'd imagine he wouldn't take well to the club trying to sell players he wants to keep, or not buy players he wanted to. Very odd time for it to happen though, 5 days away from the start of the League.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: A Quinn Martin Production on August 09, 2010, 04:42:03 PM
Word is he's going to manage the Cork hurlers
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: lurganblue on August 09, 2010, 04:58:32 PM
f**k that is a shock. Must be something going on behind the scenes. Can't see many signings coming now as we search for a manager.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: ross4life on August 09, 2010, 04:59:00 PM
Has to be serious back room problems when a manager leaves 5 days before a season starts
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Archie Mitchell on August 09, 2010, 05:06:00 PM
I blame Harry Redknapp.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 09, 2010, 05:09:40 PM
didnt think he'd take the sale of shorey that bad  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Hoof Hearted on August 09, 2010, 05:34:59 PM
typical kilrea man, bottling it  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: The Real Laoislad on August 09, 2010, 06:19:58 PM
I could see him back at Celtic before the end of the year...
What about Bob Bradley for Villa boss?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: ross4life on August 09, 2010, 06:22:26 PM
I could see him back at Celtic before the end of the year...
What about Bob Bradley for Villa boss?

Or Mancini out before xmas & O'Neill in at City
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: lurganblue on August 09, 2010, 06:56:19 PM
There are no great replacements about really. I heard people already talk about Martin Jol
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: norabeag on August 09, 2010, 07:15:57 PM
I could see him back at Celtic before the end of the year...
What about Bob Bradley for Villa boss?

Or Mancini out before xmas & O'Neill in at City
Wouldn't be surprised at the City one
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: thewobbler on August 09, 2010, 07:59:47 PM
It seems strange why he's quit when his team are second in the league.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Family guy on August 09, 2010, 09:41:02 PM
Where to now for villa??How can you be optimistic as a supporter wen they cudnt break the top 4 last year,they lose there manager and are set to lose milner and have yet to add to there shallow squad,gettn fed up bein a villa fan,from bein excited yday with the thought of keane and ireland working with oneill till this bombshell 2day
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Carmen Stateside on August 09, 2010, 09:48:40 PM
Very shocked myself, any reasons yet?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Boycey on August 09, 2010, 09:59:31 PM
I wonder would Mark Hughes be kicking himself having just committed to Fulham?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: Denn Forever on August 09, 2010, 10:20:21 PM
On 5Live, someone was saying (a journalist) that the straw that broke the camel's back was talk of selling Friedel to Fulham so Fulham could sell Swarcter to Arsenal.

How that benefited Villa I don't understand.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: barelegs on August 09, 2010, 10:39:18 PM
Goal.com reporting on story below. Apparently the money gained from selling Milner wouldn't have been re-invested.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/9/england/2010/08/09/2063311/revealed-the-full-extent-of-the-power-struggle-that-provoked
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on August 09, 2010, 11:45:58 PM
typical kilrea man, bottling it  ;)

ffs hoof dont u be startin; ive enough on me plate with that tfal headcase,lol
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - FA Cup now!!
Post by: nrico2006 on August 10, 2010, 08:41:55 AM
I could see him back at Celtic before the end of the year...
What about Bob Bradley for Villa boss?

I reckon he will be back too, it was only last week that he was saying how he wouldn't have left Celtic if it hadn't been for the circumstances at the time.  I would say Lennon will be out before Christmas at the latest.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 10, 2010, 01:06:51 PM
Ok poll added, Curbishley gets my vote, ex-player and no compo to pay out.
If anyone sees Sven near Birmingham they have permission to shoot the cnut!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Main Street on August 10, 2010, 04:19:05 PM
I back Sven  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: paco on August 10, 2010, 04:19:46 PM
Slim pickings.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 10, 2010, 04:33:18 PM
2 weeks ago Hughes would have been a great candidate, it is poor enough alright.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: the Deel Rover on August 10, 2010, 04:36:27 PM
big joe
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Hoof Hearted on August 12, 2010, 12:06:21 PM
Steve Coppell resigned from Bristol City this morning after 1 game of the new season. Could be something on here for a move to Villa.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 12, 2010, 01:10:19 PM
has he not retired from football though
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Norf Tyrone on August 12, 2010, 01:25:21 PM
has he not retired from football though

Villa it is then....




 ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 12, 2010, 04:43:33 PM
Would be happy enough with Coppell but would doubt it.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Denn Forever on August 12, 2010, 05:52:11 PM
Would be happy enough with Coppell but would doubt it.

Says he can't get excited about football.  (Cheap shot would be to say he'd feel right at home)

Happier news http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/8909410.stm but

Ireland still holding out for a golden parachute
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: saffron sam2 on August 12, 2010, 10:12:42 PM
I'm surprised Myles hasn't been on touting Gordon Strachan for the job.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: muppet on August 13, 2010, 01:23:02 PM
Padraic Joyce apparently.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 13, 2010, 07:18:26 PM
What's the chances of villa getting a new manager in and possibly buying the odd player before the deadline?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Denn Forever on August 14, 2010, 05:19:55 PM
Good leaving present from Milner though Villa didn't seem to need him.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: John Martin on August 14, 2010, 08:03:49 PM
I heard Albrighton was quite good today.
Villa need a few youngsters to step up as they probably wont add to the squad before January with the uncertainty over the manager.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 15, 2010, 12:24:15 AM
I heard Albrighton was quite good today.
Villa need a few youngsters to step up as they probably wont add to the squad before January with the uncertainty over the manager.

Agree with this. Doesn't look like any signings are gonna happen. Villa looked good today but west ham are brutal and so I wouldn't read too much into it. Rapid Vienna will be a very tough test.

Sad to see Milner leave but I had to respect his attitude today. He obviously put in a very good performance with the knowledge that he's leaving in a few days. Fair play
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Post by: shark on August 15, 2010, 01:31:06 PM
I heard Albrighton was quite good today.
Villa need a few youngsters to step up as they probably wont add to the squad before January with the uncertainty over the manager.

Agree with this. Doesn't look like any signings are gonna happen. Villa looked good today but west ham are brutal and so I wouldn't read too much into it. Rapid Vienna will be a very tough test.

Sad to see Milner leave but I had to respect his attitude today. He obviously put in a very good performance with the knowledge that he's leaving in a few days. Fair play

Albrighton was very good alright.  Himself Clark, Delfounso, Wiemann, Bannan and Lichaj could all see plenty of action this year.  All highly rated.
Villa were good yesterday, but West Ham were shocking so won't be getting carried away.
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Post by: John Martin on August 15, 2010, 03:21:58 PM
Maradona is interested in the job at villa according to BBC.
That would be interesting.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on August 19, 2010, 04:39:26 PM
ITV4 at 5.30pm folks, Villa v Rapid Vienna, a youthful squad and a chance to see some of the younger players at close quarters, hopefully the Fonz gets a run out as an early goal would be good for his season.

edit for team: Guzan; Lichaj, Beye, Davies, Warnock; Albrighton, Reo-Coker, Hogg, Downing. Bannan; Heskey
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 19, 2010, 05:47:32 PM
Worried about this one after looking at that lineup. Vienna are dangerous too
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Overthebar! on August 19, 2010, 05:59:32 PM
GOAL- Villa 1 up
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Leo on August 20, 2010, 10:50:41 PM
O'Neilll wanted at least £10m pofit on Milner
So far so good

O'Neill wouldnt touch Stephen Ireland with a barge pole

Ok you got the deal - new thread please!

Gebuine A V fans should now link to Championship website
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Hoof Hearted on August 22, 2010, 03:30:19 PM
Stephen Ireland will be wondering what he has got himself in to !!

6-0 defeat
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: under the bar on August 22, 2010, 03:34:44 PM
If there was ever a time to pick up a Villa player on the cheap it is over the next 9 days.  Any reasonable offer would be followed by an immediate transfer request by the player.
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Post by: paco on August 22, 2010, 03:44:17 PM
If there was ever a time to pick up a Villa player on the cheap it is over the next 9 days.  Any reasonable offer would be followed by an immediate transfer request by the player.

What makes you think that?
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Post by: hardstation on August 26, 2010, 09:22:20 PM
Quare game. Villa heading out.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Carmen Stateside on August 26, 2010, 09:23:12 PM
Penalty miss could be crucial.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: hardstation on August 26, 2010, 09:23:28 PM
Villa fcuked.
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Post by: lurganblue on August 26, 2010, 09:28:18 PM
What the f**k has happened villa defensively this season? That lad baye has been caught out all night. Stinkin. Out if Europe again ffs
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 10:38:37 AM
Myself and some mates are planning on going to a villa match in November, preferably the villa v arsenal match on the 27th. What's the chances of getting tickets? Do you guys get your tickets through the website?
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Post by: shark on August 30, 2010, 01:42:57 PM
Myself and some mates are planning on going to a villa match in November, preferably the villa v arsenal match on the 27th. What's the chances of getting tickets? Do you guys get your tickets through the website?

I always get them through the official website.  Easy to set up an account and they will have them posted out to you within days.  Tickets go on sale first to season ticket holders, then those with 7 games in the past 2 seasons, then those with 3 and finally general sale.  Or something along those lines.  Pretty much every game apart from Blues and Man Utd, maybe West Brom as well, will go as far as general sale.  So you should be able to get Arsenal tickets.  I generally go to games against lower half teams because I like them to win when I'm there!  Last year went to Fulham (2-0) and Stoke (1-0) and Fulham away (2-0).
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Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 04:19:22 PM
How many weeks before the match do they generally go on sale? And is it possible to buy 4/5 tickets through one account?
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Post by: shark on August 30, 2010, 05:01:50 PM
How many weeks before the match do they generally go on sale? And is it possible to buy 4/5 tickets through one account?

One account gives the right to buy up to 6 tickets per match.

Now on further inspection, you may not be able to get tickets for the Arsenal games, as it is high category:

Sale Dates

Friday October 15: On sale to 2010/11 Season Card Holders*

Monday October 18: On sale to supporters who attended 5+ Home fixtures in the 2010/11 and 2009/10 seasons combined*

Friday October 22: On sale to supporters who attended 3+ Home fixtures in the 2010/11 and 2009/10 seasons combined*

Thursday October 28: On sale to all supporters with AVFC Booking History in the 2009/10 or 2010/11 season*

Friday November 5: On sale to all supporters with AVFC Booking History*

*maximum six seats per booking


The option for general sale isn't listed.
In contrast look at the Blackpool match:

Sale Dates

Monday September 27: On sale to 2010/11 Season Card Holders*

Thursday September 30: On sale to supporters who attended 5+ Home fixtures in 2010/11 and 2009/10 seasons combined*

Tuesday October 5: On sale to supporters who attended 3+ Home fixtures in 2010/11 and 2009/10 seasons combined*

Friday October 8: On sale to all supporters with AVFC Booking History*

Tuesday October 12: On General Sale*

*maximum six seats per booking


Personally I fall into the category who attended 3+ Home fixtures in 2010/11 and 2009/10 seasons combined.
I would have no problem booking you tickets, but you are probably better off getting an account history for yourself in case you wanted to go again.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 06:54:34 PM
Cheers shark but your right, I'd probably be better building up my own history. Have you the link to that info cos when I searched the site I couldn't find anything useful. Going by that though I'd be better booking for the Blackburn match on the weekend of the 20th. Plus it's a 3pm match, arsenal is 12.30
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: shark on August 30, 2010, 07:34:30 PM
Cheers shark but your right, I'd probably be better building up my own history. Have you the link to that info cos when I searched the site I couldn't find anything useful. Going by that though I'd be better booking for the Blackburn match on the weekend of the 20th. Plus it's a 3pm match, arsenal is 12.30

The Blackburn match is at Ewood Park.  The only Saturday 3pm home games remaining in 2010 are Bolton on Sept 18th and WBA on 11th Dec.  But the WBA game is the same criteria as the Arsenal match.

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/avfc/default.aspx

Scroll down to find the game you want and then click 'more info' on the right hand side.
You can register an account from this page also.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: bigfrank on August 30, 2010, 07:42:58 PM
Phil Brown for manager perhaps??? seen him on MOTD 2 on sunday night...know he would be tempted too and has prem experience..just a thought
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: shark on August 30, 2010, 08:02:06 PM
Phil Brown for manager perhaps??? seen him on MOTD 2 on sunday night...know he would be tempted too and has prem experience..just a thought

Ladbrokes have suspended betting on Moyes.  In to almost even money on PP.  Started the day at 20's.
 Yer man of Sky Sports News, Sam Matterface, tweeted that his sources tell him that the Villa appointment will "cause quite a stir".
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 09:05:15 PM
Cheers shark but your right, I'd probably be better building up my own history. Have you the link to that info cos when I searched the site I couldn't find anything useful. Going by that though I'd be better booking for the Blackburn match on the weekend of the 20th. Plus it's a 3pm match, arsenal is 12.30

The Blackburn match is at Ewood Park.  The only Saturday 3pm home games remaining in 2010 are Bolton on Sept 18th and WBA on 11th Dec.  But the WBA game is the same criteria as the Arsenal match.

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/avfc/default.aspx

Scroll down to find the game you want and then click 'more info' on the right hand side.
You can register an account from this page also.

ah shit i see that. i'm sort of stuck to the end of november start of december so its gonna have to be either the arsenal match or west brom and take a risk on trying to get a few tickets if they go on general sale.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 09:06:27 PM
Phil Brown for manager perhaps??? seen him on MOTD 2 on sunday night...know he would be tempted too and has prem experience..just a thought

Ladbrokes have suspended betting on Moyes.  In to almost even money on PP.  Started the day at 20's.
 Yer man of Sky Sports News, Sam Matterface, tweeted that his sources tell him that the Villa appointment will "cause quite a stir".

i like the sound of Moyes but Phil Brown would be a disaster!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: shark on August 30, 2010, 09:15:54 PM
Cheers shark but your right, I'd probably be better building up my own history. Have you the link to that info cos when I searched the site I couldn't find anything useful. Going by that though I'd be better booking for the Blackburn match on the weekend of the 20th. Plus it's a 3pm match, arsenal is 12.30

The Blackburn match is at Ewood Park.  The only Saturday 3pm home games remaining in 2010 are Bolton on Sept 18th and WBA on 11th Dec.  But the WBA game is the same criteria as the Arsenal match.

https://www.eticketing.co.uk/avfc/default.aspx

Scroll down to find the game you want and then click 'more info' on the right hand side.
You can register an account from this page also.

ah shit i see that. i'm sort of stuck to the end of november start of december so its gonna have to be either the arsenal match or west brom and take a risk on trying to get a few tickets if they go on general sale.

Last season the only games that sold out (42,788) were Blues, Man Utd and Liverpool.  West Brom might too though, but maybe not Arsenal.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on August 30, 2010, 09:28:38 PM
i'm gonna take the risk on the arsenal match anyway. worst case senario, we end up in a pub in birmingham for the match.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 04, 2010, 07:35:39 PM
Gerard Houllier  ???
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Post by: ross4life on September 04, 2010, 09:20:55 PM
Gerard Houllier  ???

at least he's better than Rafa  ;)
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Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 04, 2010, 10:01:41 PM
Gerard Houllier  ???

at least he's better than Rafa  ;)

Rafa has a job with the European Champions why would he want to go to Villa
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: ross4life on September 04, 2010, 10:09:07 PM
Gerard Houllier  ???

at least he's better than Rafa  ;)

Rafa has a job with the European Champions why would he want to go to Villa

Rafa was brought in as a Jose Mourinho replacement for the European champions while Villa getting Houllier as a replacement for O' Neill makes more sense
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 04, 2010, 10:12:43 PM
I doubt you have ever made sense in your life ross
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Post by: ross4life on September 04, 2010, 10:13:39 PM
I doubt you have ever made sense in your life ross

More sense than starting a thread about Rafa
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Hoof Hearted on September 07, 2010, 01:34:05 PM
Looking like Gerard Hooligan for the job
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: The Real Laoislad on September 07, 2010, 01:35:23 PM
Looking like Gerard Hooligan for the job

With Phil Pinocchio Thompson as Number 2?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Hoof Hearted on September 07, 2010, 02:03:01 PM
the greatest double act since Laurel + Hardy !
Phil has too cushy a number to go back to that.
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Post by: magpie seanie on September 07, 2010, 02:49:18 PM
I will miss Pinocchio's stunning insights on Sky Soccer Saturday.  ;D

Not sure about this appoinment for Villa. They'll be boring as fook now. I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: ziggysego on September 08, 2010, 11:20:21 PM
Aston Villa appoint Gerard Houllier as new manager (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/a/aston_villa/8969268.stm)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: Main Street on September 09, 2010, 10:13:31 AM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?
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Post by: magpie seanie on September 09, 2010, 11:04:00 AM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?


I'd assumed the text messages with champagne bottles when he resigned were proof of that?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: Main Street on September 09, 2010, 11:29:33 AM
An assumption that that story is true, is not proof.

But one can reasonably assume that players who feel they should be playing week in week out but were not selected, had some cause to welcome O'Neill's resignation.
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Post by: muppet on September 09, 2010, 12:08:33 PM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?

I'd say most managers are disliked by today's player.

Making them get up in the morning, banning mobile phones from the pitch, that sort of thing really upsets the modern player................
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: SambaSaffron on September 09, 2010, 12:27:17 PM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?


I'd assumed the text messages with champagne bottles when he resigned were proof of that?
Believing what you read in the Daily Mirror?  :D

I'd say a lot of the bit part players didn't like him, as is probably the case at most clubs. And in most working environments, quite a lot of people don't like their boss!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: magpie seanie on September 09, 2010, 02:11:13 PM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?


I'd assumed the text messages with champagne bottles when he resigned were proof of that?
Believing what you read in the Daily Mirror?  :D

I'd say a lot of the bit part players didn't like him, as is probably the case at most clubs. And in most working environments, quite a lot of people don't like their boss!


Sorry - perhaps I was wrong. However, there is not excuse for accusing me of reading the Daily Mirror!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: Main Street on September 09, 2010, 03:25:07 PM
Villa's Stephen Ireland will always have a good word to say about his manager.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll adde
Post by: Main Street on September 09, 2010, 03:27:33 PM
I though part of the reason MO'N was disliked by the players was because he was too defensive?
MON was disliked by the players?


I'd assumed the text messages with champagne bottles when he resigned were proof of that?
Believing what you read in the Daily Mirror?  :D

I'd say a lot of the bit part players didn't like him, as is probably the case at most clubs. And in most working environments, quite a lot of people don't like their boss!


Sorry - perhaps I was wrong. However, there is not excuse for accusing me of reading the Daily Mirror!
There is a difference between reading the Mirror and believing what you read in the Mirror.
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Post by: ludermor on October 21, 2010, 05:38:11 PM
Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark has pledged his international future to the Republic of Ireland - to repay his mother and father for the support they have shown in him.

Clark, who played 78 minutes of last Saturday's goalless draw with Chelsea, was born in London and has captained England Under-18s.


But he has decided to commit to playing at senior level for Giovanni Trapattoni's side as an act of faith for the backing he received from his Irish-born mum and dad.


Clark told Press Association Sport: "Why have I chosen to play for Ireland? For myself and my family.


"My family have done a lot for me over the years, since I was a little boy. I owe them a lot so I've made this decision for them.


"Richard Dunne (Villa and Ireland defender) mentioned it to Ireland and they looked into it and got in contact with me and the club. They gave me time to think about it and about my decision.


"If all the paperwork has gone through by the next game, I'll be in contention so fingers crossed that happens."


Clark, regarded as one of Villa's brightest prospects, added: "I was England Under-18 captain but I didn't think I was going anywhere really with that.


"When a young lad gets an opportunity like this, it is hard to turn down."

i was reading bout this lad at the wekeend and he is very highly thought of over here, serious coup to get him to declare
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on November 06, 2010, 08:52:58 AM
No gabby, no heskey (thank fook) and now no carew either. It's the bare bones for villa and it's gonna be a tight month with utd and arsenal coming up. Really hope they have their sights on a nee striker in January. Any word on who is gonna get Santa cruz?
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Post by: lurganblue on November 26, 2010, 05:31:34 PM
I'm off to villa park tomorrow for the first time in nearly 3 years. With it being an early kick off, I'm relying on flights going on time so if that snow f**ks it up I won't be happy.

Is fabregas out? Would have like to have seen him play too. Think villa are well capable of a good result if they play like they did against utd but they'll more than likely play like they did against Newcastle knowing my luck.

Anyone know and good bars in Birmingham for sat night?
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Post by: Doogie Browser on November 26, 2010, 05:36:28 PM
I'm off to villa park tomorrow for the first time in nearly 3 years. With it being an early kick off, I'm relying on flights going on time so if that snow f**ks it up I won't be happy.

Is fabregas out? Would have like to have seen him play too. Think villa are well capable of a good result if they play like they did against utd but they'll more than likely play like they did against Newcastle knowing my luck.

Anyone know and good bars in Birmingham for sat night?
Good man LB, hope the result is good!  Fabregas definitely out, Pires might get a start for Villa too!  If we play like we did against Utd (for 80mins) we will be hard to beat.
Head for Broad Street on Sat night, you can't go wrong there with a plethora of pubs and clubs (John Carew is a fan of the Rocket Club  ;)).  Some trendy bars down around the Mailbox but they would not be my cup of tae.
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Post by: ross4life on November 26, 2010, 05:42:28 PM
I'm off to villa park tomorrow for the first time in nearly 3 years. With it being an early kick off, I'm relying on flights going on time so if that snow f**ks it up I won't be happy.

Is fabregas out? Would have like to have seen him play too. Think villa are well capable of a good result if they play like they did against utd but they'll more than likely play like they did against Newcastle knowing my luck.

Anyone know and good bars in Birmingham for sat night?

Fabregas is out for a couple of weeks i can't imagine Arsenal playing as bad as United did v Villa?

As for bars Walkabout Inn on Regency Wharf is worth a look it's open untill 3am on sat night
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Post by: ONeill on November 26, 2010, 05:45:58 PM
Been to this fixture a few times in the past - lost every time, once after being 2-0 up too. Always enjoy Villa Park and their fans.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on November 26, 2010, 05:50:58 PM
Cheers lads

I see albrighton is out and gabby is a doubt too. Will be tight enough alright
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on December 01, 2010, 08:19:27 PM
Thanks very much for the tips lads. Broad street was a good spot alright.

Really enjoyed the game despite the result. It was my first time in the holte end and it was great that most of the goals were at that end. Arsenal put on a show at times and it was men against boys in the first half.

Anyway onwards and upwards. Good to have gab back tonight
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: orangeman on December 01, 2010, 09:54:46 PM
Hooligans from Birmingham confronted the Villa fans after the match.

Not good looking.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: ross4life on December 01, 2010, 09:56:46 PM
Yup was looking nasty but seems to be under control now, can imagine will be a few fines after those scenes
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: orangeman on December 01, 2010, 10:09:58 PM
Yup was looking nasty but seems to be under control now, can imagine will be a few fines after those scenes

the city centre could be a dangerous place tonight for rival fans.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on December 01, 2010, 11:56:15 PM
Yep, well out of that one alright. Only caught a bit of it but looked like they were throwing flares into the villa crowd.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: lurganblue on December 02, 2010, 12:01:44 AM
I see itv still have Martin O'Neill as villa manager... Very good
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: nrico2006 on December 02, 2010, 08:46:24 AM
Another defeat for Villa lasty night.  Things aren't looking good this year, with the way the league table looks at the minute too Villa could be relegation candidates this year.  They have went seriously backwards.
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Post by: maddog on December 02, 2010, 09:11:46 AM
Went down to the match last night, really enjoyed it, good atmosphere, quality was poor enough first half but improved immensely second half. That zigic thought he was Pele with some of the flicks he was trying. Left on 88mins before the nonsense started. Wouldnt imagine it will damage the prospects for the world cup as that decision is probably long made.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on December 02, 2010, 10:07:09 AM
Another defeat for Villa lasty night.  Things aren't looking good this year, with the way the league table looks at the minute too Villa could be relegation candidates this year.  They have went seriously backwards.
Don't think we will be relegation candidates but things have not went well to date, O'Neill resigning on the eve of the season meant any new manager had to work with what he had which is never good for a new manager who likes to bring in his own style of player.
Centre of midfield has been decimated with injuries too recently, all those Villa fans slagging off Petrov will see how much he has been missed in recent weeks now.
Blues fans are a shower of shit and last night's scenes were no surprise.
Bannan looks the part for Villa and can have a great future if he keeps himself right.
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Post by: Doogie Browser on January 18, 2011, 05:35:23 PM
http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2269623,00.html

Our first prolific striker signs in many a year!  Welcome Darren.  Might be a lot of money but the cost of relegation outweighs any concerns IMO.

Some good news at VP for a change!
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Post by: lurganblue on January 18, 2011, 08:13:45 PM
Let's just hope he bangs in the goals. Forget about the price and he's a good signing.  I just hope that money has come from the sale of Barry and Milner and not the future sale of Ashley young!
Title: Saw this on twitter
Post by: muppet on January 18, 2011, 10:42:37 PM
Googled 'panic buying' and this came up on Wiki:

Panic buying occurred before, during or following the:
1973 oil crisis - panic buying of fuel.
Year 2000 problem - panic buying of food and water.
2000 and 2005 UK fuel protests - panic buying of fuel.
2005 Atlantic hurricane season, especially Hurricane Katrina - panic buying of fuel, food, water, and other supplies.
2005 Jilin chemical plant explosions - panic buying of water.
2005 Hertfordshire Oil Storage Terminal fire - panic buying of fuel.
2008 global rice shortage - panic buying of rice.
2008 Election/firearms buying panic - The 2008 election of Barack Obama triggered a massive panic buying movement that swept the industry over. Rifles that were perceived at risk of being banned were quickly doubled in price due to demand, and many were unobtainable.
2009 Incandescent light bulbs bought ahead of bans imposed by many governments (Phase-out of incandescent light bulbs)
2011 Aston Villa purchases striker Darren Bent from Sunderland A.F.C.
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Post by: ONeill on January 18, 2011, 10:48:25 PM
Didn't realise how good Bent's record was. Only Drogba and Rooney have scored more since Bent returned to the top league 4-5 years ago, and only one goal at that. The downside is that he has had 1 assist in 2 years.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 18, 2011, 10:55:31 PM
As Houllier said his record is second to none! Well almost Gerard!! He is selfish but that is what we needed, a goal hanger who will guarantee 20 a season. Inflated price for sure but if his goals keep us up he will be worth every penny. Great bit of business so far this windiow by Houllier - and I was one of his biggest critics.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread - Looking for a gaffer, poll added
Post by: Big Puff on January 18, 2011, 10:56:32 PM
As Houllier said his record is second to none! Well almost Gerard!! He is selfish but that is what we needed, a goal hanger who will guarantee 20 a season. Inflated price for sure but if his goals keep us up he will be worth every penny. Great bit of business so far this windiow by Houllier - and I was one of his biggest critics.

this signing will make or break Geds career at VP.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on January 20, 2011, 12:46:21 PM
Garry Glitter to take over from Ged at Aston Villa.

He's been told that the strikers are Young, Bent and probably Keane.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 20, 2011, 12:56:03 PM
Garry Glitter to take over from Ged at Aston Villa.

He's been told that the strikers are Young, Bent and probably Keane.
Houllier is the leader of our gang  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on January 21, 2011, 12:30:54 PM
Anyone else getting fed up listening to Bruce and Holloway moan about Houllier and Villa going for their players and about showing some respect? Where was the respect from these 2 when they handed in the resignation to go to manage bigger clubs at the time?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: DuffleKing on January 21, 2011, 12:52:23 PM
Anyone else getting fed up listening to Bruce and Holloway moan about Houllier and Villa going for their players and about showing some respect?

No
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on January 21, 2011, 01:36:25 PM
Dunno what Bruce is complaining about cos 24 million is more than bent was worth. He should now have money to spend. Stop moaning.

God forbid a club enquire as to the availability of a player or even worse put a bid in for a player ffs.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Boycey on January 21, 2011, 01:46:50 PM
Anyone else getting fed up listening to Bruce and Holloway moan about Houllier and Villa going for their players and about showing some respect? Where was the respect from these 2 when they handed in the resignation to go to manage bigger clubs at the time?

The guy in your avatar would know a lot about respect too..
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Up The Middle on January 21, 2011, 02:37:31 PM
Steve Bruce is some boy to talk about either respect or loyalty, he didnt show too much to Crystal Palace, Birmingham or Wigan when he jumped shipped for a bigger club.

There is zero loyalty in football from either managers or players, they all follow the ££££££££
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 21, 2011, 03:51:53 PM
Bruce is an ex-blue nose and a bitter one at that, he famously dumped on more than one club in his time.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: screenexile on January 21, 2011, 04:00:07 PM
I have to admit though I find it staggering that Martin O'Neill (who had just finished 6th in the league and qualified for Europe) cited a lack of available funds for players as his reason for leaving in August and now all of a sudden £24m comes available for a manager who has the team languishing in the relegation zone. . . and for 1 player? I would have thought O'Neill could have bought at least 3 for that price!

Maybe there was more than meets the eye with O'Neill's departure??!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on January 21, 2011, 09:43:17 PM
brad Friedel in a bit of bother!!!

http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21012011/58/premier-league-villa-keeper-friedel-declared-bankrupt.html (http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/21012011/58/premier-league-villa-keeper-friedel-declared-bankrupt.html)

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Aston Villa goalkeeper Brad Friedel has been declared bankrupt despite being paid over £40,000-a-week – according to a report in the Daily Mirror.

 Related LinksAston Villa club page
Matchpack: Aston Villa v Manchester City
The ruling was made at Macclesfield county court after Friedel's US football academy ran up debts of close to £5 million.

Friedel set up the 28-acre not-for-profit 'Premier Soccer Academy' in his native Ohio back in 2007.

However, sponsors have since dropped out of the project and trainees have baulked at the £20,000-a-year fee for the Academy that aims to train players for European football.

Lender RBS Citizens then took action in the US and court documents showed that last August Friedel and his company owed nearly £5m.

The academy is in Lorain County, and their website lists more than £250,000 in unpaid property taxes relating to the academy.

Last month, repossession proceedings also began on a £260,000 house owned by the former American international in Ohio.

A spokesperson for the former is Friedel quoted in the Mirror as saying: "This is a technical bankruptcy and it is not anticipated that it will be in place for long as an application for an annulment will be submitted in the next few days.

"Arrangements are in place to deal with the issues which gave rise to the bankruptcy."

Friedel has been an ever present in the Villa team this season, but the 39-year-old is out of contract in the summer.

He signed for Liverpool in 1997 and was at Anfield for three seasons. He then enjoyed eight years at Blackburn before moving on to Villa in 2008
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 21, 2011, 10:08:01 PM
Any wonder he is busting his chops to get a new deal!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 22, 2011, 07:44:21 PM
Bent is up and running, what a great result, hope the Villa fans all backed him at sixes!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: the Deel Rover on January 22, 2011, 08:30:56 PM
Dunno what Bruce is complaining about cos 24 million is more than bent was worth. He should now have money to spend. Stop moaning.

God forbid a club enquire as to the availability of a player or even worse put a bid in for a player ffs.

i was reading the other day that spurs should be getting nearly 16 million ouut of the deal
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ONeill on January 22, 2011, 10:00:00 PM
Bent knows where the onion bag is.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 22, 2011, 10:08:50 PM
Bent knows where the onion bag is.

Best English striker in the EPL.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on January 22, 2011, 10:41:55 PM
Bent knows where the onion bag is.

Best English striker in the EPL.

First name on Capello's team so?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on January 22, 2011, 10:50:16 PM
Bent knows where the onion bag is.

Best English striker in the EPL.

First name on Capello's team so?

Joe Hart probably.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Puckoon on January 31, 2011, 07:34:23 PM
Michael Bradley on loan from Germany until the end of the season.

Unless his stock has dropped since the world cup - he is a player I think well suited to the EPL.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 31, 2011, 07:40:10 PM
Good business, he was heavily coveted after the World Cup.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on January 31, 2011, 09:55:37 PM
Good window shopping for villa all round. Happy with that now. Would have liked a centre half but sure.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 31, 2011, 10:00:28 PM
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Michael Bradley on loan from Germany until the end of the season.

Hope he's improved his passing, he was always poor of his left hand.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 01, 2011, 06:02:32 PM
Big one tonight at the Londoners, a point would be nice.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 01, 2011, 06:46:27 PM
Big one tonight at the Londoners, a point would be nice.

what part of London is Man United in
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on February 02, 2011, 01:01:23 AM
Big one tonight at the Londoners, a point would be nice.

what part of London is Man United in

Carrick.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: David McKeown on February 02, 2011, 01:10:13 AM
I did like Steve McMannamans (sp?) take on Bradley tonight. Something along the lines of "he hasn't played many games for Villa this season so when he gets chances like this he will need to take them."
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on February 28, 2011, 10:12:00 AM
As many villa fans missing this morning as Blues.  :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on February 28, 2011, 10:56:02 AM
A black day yesterday for Villa fans everywhere, I now have added Arsenal to my list of hated teams for their failure to beat that shower of shite!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on February 28, 2011, 12:45:19 PM
A black day yesterday for Villa fans everywhere, I now have added Arsenal to my list of hated teams for their failure to beat that shower of shite!

Ah cmon now, i will always enjoy watching any underdog team put one over a crowd of fancy dans on £100k a week. Fair play to Blues i was delighted for them, and happy to say i was there for part of the journey when Zigic knocked the Villa out at St Andrews.
 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on February 28, 2011, 03:26:20 PM
A black day yesterday for Villa fans everywhere, I now have added Arsenal to my list of hated teams for their failure to beat that shower of shite!

Ah cmon now, i will always enjoy watching any underdog team put one over a crowd of fancy dans on £100k a week. Fair play to Blues i was delighted for them, and happy to say i was there for part of the journey when Zigic knocked the Villa out at St Andrews.
 
Fair play maddog, it's all the sweeter when their inherent jealousy and hatred of our "small" club festers then bursts like a "blackhead"
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on June 02, 2011, 06:47:48 PM
Mark Hughes resigns as manager of Fulham next Villa boss?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on June 02, 2011, 06:52:09 PM
Mark Hughes resigns as manager of Fulham next Villa boss?

without doubt. money talks again obviously. loyalty to fulham not an option. only one season in charge and away he goes. if i was a villa fan i wouldnt want anyone like that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Norf Tyrone on June 02, 2011, 06:55:25 PM
Mark Hughes resigns as manager of Fulham next Villa boss?

without doubt. money talks again obviously. loyalty to fulham not an option. only one season in charge and away he goes. if i was a villa fan i wouldnt want anyone like that.

Was Hughes' contract not up?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on June 02, 2011, 07:06:44 PM
Mark Hughes resigns as manager of Fulham next Villa boss?

without doubt. money talks again obviously. loyalty to fulham not an option. only one season in charge and away he goes. if i was a villa fan i wouldnt want anyone like that.

Was Hughes' contract not up?

he has been there less than a year NT. I dont think Al Fayed would have been that mean

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13628221.stm
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 02, 2011, 07:52:05 PM
Was it not a rolling one year contract which expired last night and the "resignation" is him not agreeing to a new one.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on June 02, 2011, 08:33:03 PM
Was it not a rolling one year contract which expired last night and the "resignation" is him not agreeing to a new one.

i copied/pasted this from that link :

"Fulham had been in talks with Hughes to extend the two-year deal he signed in July.

However, the club admitted defeat in their attempts to prevent him walking away after he offered his resignation"
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Archie Mitchell on June 02, 2011, 09:15:13 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1393302/Mark-Hughes-Fulham-contract-expires.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1393302/Mark-Hughes-Fulham-contract-expires.html)

Anyway, breaking news on SSN from Sky sources that Villa not considering Hughes for manager's job.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on June 02, 2011, 09:42:19 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1393302/Mark-Hughes-Fulham-contract-expires.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1393302/Mark-Hughes-Fulham-contract-expires.html)

Anyway, breaking news on SSN from Sky sources that Villa not considering Hughes for manager's job.

saw that too, but if Hughes isn't next manager, than i will be !
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 03, 2011, 10:18:06 AM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tbrick18 on June 03, 2011, 10:29:27 AM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 03, 2011, 11:26:19 AM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 03, 2011, 11:31:47 AM
Have updated the poll now too
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: tbrick18 on June 03, 2011, 11:35:41 AM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.

You're right we need to move on.....I'd like to move on with Young though. If we were to get Ancelotti maybe he'd stay....who knows. I wonder will there be money for investment this summer though? I hope we have a new keeper lined up, I'd love to have kept friedel. You wonder who is making the decisions with regards players when this has happened while we have no manager in place. Hopefully we get the manager situation sorted asap....perhaps then we'll have a better idea of what the summer plans are.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 03, 2011, 11:40:59 AM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.

You're right we need to move on.....I'd like to move on with Young though. If we were to get Ancelotti maybe he'd stay....who knows. I wonder will there be money for investment this summer though? I hope we have a new keeper lined up, I'd love to have kept friedel. You wonder who is making the decisions with regards players when this has happened while we have no manager in place. Hopefully we get the manager situation sorted asap....perhaps then we'll have a better idea of what the summer plans are.
Friedel wanted 2yrs and he is 40 now so it was prudent to offer him one, he is in a financial mess so the offer of more money appealed to him, he was great for Villa though our best keeper in years and I wish him every success.  Sounds like Villa re trying to rob Foster off the Blues which would be good business as he is a decent keeper and could be bought for 6-7m.  You are right if we got a manager in the mould of Carlo it would help keep/attract the best players, however it is vital we act soon before other players get unsettled i.e. tapped up.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ross4life on June 08, 2011, 04:30:54 PM
Rafa Benitez now tipped as next Villa boss! laoislad will be taking a huge interest in this thread if true.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on June 09, 2011, 04:06:30 PM
Martinez (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13704421.stm). Now the bollix can spend his time convincing Richard Dunne and Ciaran Clark not to bother playing for Ireland.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 09, 2011, 04:30:41 PM
Not sure what to make of this, he had Wigan playing good stuff but I would prefer a stronger personality like Moyes.  Benitez demanded 30m for transfers right away, cut to the chase Rafa!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: magpie seanie on June 09, 2011, 04:37:38 PM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.


To whom do you refer?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 09, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.


To whom do you refer?
Sasa Curcic
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 10, 2011, 12:42:09 PM
Jesus christ, Martinez turns us down now!!  Has anyone Roddy Collin's number?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: magpie seanie on June 10, 2011, 01:04:28 PM
Friedel joins Spurs on 2yr deal, this is going to be a very busy summer at VP.

ye think?
The biggest mistake ever was losing O'Neill. I dont know what was going on but it looks like it was due to lack of investment after the sale of Barry and Milner. Yet a few months after O'Neill left they go out and spend 24M on one player! Bizzare to say the least. Now if MON had been given that money last summer, I'd say he'd still be there and we'd be on the up.

Villa need to move on from the O'Neill debacle, he is gone and I would have liked him to stay but you never know what goes on behind closed doors. Randy still has my faith, Young will go but we need to hold on to Downing or we could end up losing Bent too - which would be a disaster as he is already proving himself to be our best signing of the past 20yrs (God being the last).
Looks like the club are going to go all out for Ancelotti, I doubt he will come but at least it's a statement of intent.


To whom do you refer?
Sasa Curcic


I should have just googled rather than expect a straight answer.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 10, 2011, 01:12:14 PM
Sorry Seanie, I thought you were acting the wag!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 10, 2011, 04:27:01 PM
Jesus christ, Martinez turns us down now!!  Has anyone Roddy Collin's number?

This merry-go-round is starting to do my head in. The quicker a decent manager is in place, the quicker villa can begin to prepare. Hopefully it will result in less of the crap performances this season.  The main rumour on twitter is now David Moyes
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 10, 2011, 05:23:41 PM
Jesus christ, Martinez turns us down now!!  Has anyone Roddy Collin's number?

This merry-go-round is starting to do my head in. The quicker a decent manager is in place, the quicker villa can begin to prepare. Hopefully it will result in less of the crap performances this season.  The main rumour on twitter is now David Moyes
Moyes was my choice from the start, however twitter rumours also that the Martinez thing was a smokescreen and Hughes is still the choice!  Either way you are right, needs to be sorted soon as the squad needs plenty of work.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on June 10, 2011, 05:41:55 PM
Jesus christ, Martinez turns us down now!!  Has anyone Roddy Collin's number?

This merry-go-round is starting to do my head in. The quicker a decent manager is in place, the quicker villa can begin to prepare. Hopefully it will result in less of the crap performances this season.  The main rumour on twitter is now David Moyes
Moyes was my choice from the start, however twitter rumours also that the Martinez thing was a smokescreen and Hughes is still the choice!  Either way you are right, needs to be sorted soon as the squad needs plenty of work.

You could be right about the smokescreen as they didn't even speak to him.  I heard today that Hughes is under some contractual obligation with Fulham that he can't speak to another club till after the 30th June I think so I would imagine he will be in at that stage.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 10, 2011, 06:27:32 PM
Moyes would certainly be my choice and he's who I voted for in the poll above. I think it is wishful thinking tbh. I still cannot understand Hughes leaving Fulham without him being slightly tempted away by a position at another club.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Big Puff on June 10, 2011, 06:57:42 PM
It may sound crazy but i think Neil lennon would be the right man for villa at the min.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Hoof Hearted on June 10, 2011, 07:40:37 PM
It may sound crazy but i think Neil lennon would be the right man for villa at the min.

birmingham fans would looking to kill him before august would be out, and they aint even in the same league !
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: paco on June 12, 2011, 05:58:35 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/12/alex-mcleish-leaves-birmingham

Could he be on his way to Villa Park?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: SHEEDY on June 12, 2011, 06:02:33 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2011/jun/12/alex-mcleish-leaves-birmingham

Could he be on his way to Villa Park?
wot would villa fans think of that? surely not.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 13, 2011, 12:04:40 AM
It would be a feckin disgrace IMO. surely only rumour and bullshit
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 14, 2011, 10:13:41 PM
Protest outside villa park tomorrow night by fans as it looks like Alex the ballix is a cert. Statement from the club read that he, as a free agent, will be interviewed for the post soon.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 15, 2011, 02:05:35 PM
What a mess this is turning into, the man has 2 relegations in 3yrs on his CV, there was hardly a whimper about McClaren compared to the uproar on the Villa forums now!
Looks like its going to happen.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on June 17, 2011, 09:09:51 AM
McLeish officially appointed manager this morning. I hope he does the same for you as special agent Ridgewell done for us. KRO.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 17, 2011, 09:28:40 AM
Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on June 21, 2011, 12:38:45 PM
Downing signing completed and he couldn't wait to come home to have his new club photo taken!


Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 21, 2011, 12:56:28 PM
Downing signing completed and he couldn't wait to come home to have his new club photo taken!



Seen that!  Just need to ensure we get the right money for the loyal cnut now (£20m +)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on June 21, 2011, 01:00:50 PM
I reckon that's knocked at least £5m off any money, that's even better than a transfer request!!! ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 21, 2011, 01:05:51 PM
I reckon that's knocked at least £5m off any money, that's even better than a transfer request!!! ;D
Spme saddos on the Villa forums claiming it was photoshopped etc, looking at how many fingers on their hands  :D
Fcuk it, they are all a dis-loyal shower of greedy hoors, Unleash the McLeish I say!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on June 21, 2011, 01:51:19 PM
Downing signing completed and he couldn't wait to come home to have his new club photo taken!



You may have seen an image of Stewart Downing circulating the internet today. Brian Doogan, our head of media has spoken to Stewart Downing and he can confirm the picture is a FAKE.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on June 25, 2011, 10:52:53 AM
Is it just me or does all villa fans feel as tho they have been shafted the last few years what with the way o neilll was treated and then the way this whole summer has gone,went 2 put on my villa jersey the other day and hada think twice,fed up to the tits with the whole thing at the minute....rant over,any word of villa signing players instead of getting rid of there best players every year
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 25, 2011, 11:24:45 AM
Get rid of him if he wants to go tbh but get a fair price. I wouldn't have anyone at the club who doesn't want to be there. Sick seeing players leave but we need to have money to spend at some stage
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on June 25, 2011, 11:59:14 AM
Maybe if the board showed a bit of interest and tried to sign a few players then downing wouldnt want to leave
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on June 25, 2011, 01:26:52 PM
They did fork out a fair few bob on bent a few months ago and this summer isn't over yet. I expect more signings and so should downing
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on July 24, 2011, 01:05:09 PM
Hello is there anyone there at villa park????Is the lights even on,come on somebody do something,could be a long year
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 25, 2011, 11:30:52 AM
Good lad family guy. Talk on twitter that we have agreed 9.5m for N'Zogbia. I think that's a great bit of business. Slightly disappointed that villa aren't going to make a few more signings but hopes on some fringe players from last year either stepping up or making a comeback of sorts
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on July 25, 2011, 11:44:33 AM
N'Zogbia will be good business when done, half the price of Downing for a similar player.  Ireland might get more of a chance this season too to show the form of 2/3 yrs ago, but he is a rocket and could just as easily combust again.  Going to be a difficult season I think, need a bit more quality.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Offalylad on July 25, 2011, 12:56:30 PM
Villa need another winger along with N'Zogbia to come in I would imagine.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Mr. Nakata on July 25, 2011, 01:19:33 PM
N'Zogbia will be a great signing. I still hope the toffees will come in to scrap for his signature, but our finances or lack of are well documented.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 25, 2011, 01:27:56 PM
Villa need another winger along with N'Zogbia to come in I would imagine.

Hoping the emergence of albrighton will mean they don't need another winger.

N'Zogbia will be a great signing. I still hope the toffees will come in to scrap for his signature, but our finances or lack of are well documented.

Seems everton were interested but need to sell to buy.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on July 25, 2011, 08:49:11 PM
Suppose nzogbia will have to do alright,but still would like to see another 3 signings,hopeful thinking anyway
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 26, 2011, 07:57:30 AM
Suppose nzogbia will have to do alright,but still would like to see another 3 signings,hopeful thinking anyway

I think the club released a statement saying there would only be one more signing after Given. I'd like to see more after N'Zogbia but looks like they will be making do with what they have. I agree with Doogie B; another difficult season ahead.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on July 29, 2011, 09:13:17 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/default.stm

Charles N'Zogbia moves from Wigan to Aston Villa after finalising a five-year deal.

That some wheeling and dealing by McLeish.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Family guy on July 30, 2011, 09:52:38 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/default.stm

Charles N'Zogbia moves from Wigan to Aston Villa after finalising a five-year deal.

That some wheeling and dealing by McLeish.

Hes a real dell boy just
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Carmen Stateside on October 15, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
Poor stuff!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on October 15, 2011, 07:15:35 PM
Poor stuff!

Fact
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on November 08, 2011, 05:29:22 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsYsuxPD7vc&sns=em    For all you supporters of the unmentionables. SOTV. ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on November 08, 2011, 05:42:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsYsuxPD7vc&sns=em    For all you supporters of the unmentionables. SOTV. ;)
I see you lot were on ESPN Classic recently, had to look twice to see if I missed any of your 'illustrious past' turns out it was the only channel who would show you lot  :D think they paid a 5er for the TV rights.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on November 08, 2011, 06:20:54 PM
We know we are not a big club & we don't give a fcuk unlike our keep up with the Joneses neighbours. Live for the day is our mantra & we've had plenty of them against the "historians".
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on January 03, 2012, 11:07:05 AM
Another LA Galaxy player want premiership football.  Would be good to keep him sharp for the Euros.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jan/03/aston-villa-robbie-keane-loan?newsfeed=true
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 03, 2012, 11:31:22 AM
Another LA Galaxy player want premiership football.  Would be good to keep him sharp for the Euros.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jan/03/aston-villa-robbie-keane-loan?newsfeed=true
Boyhood fan, fact!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 05, 2012, 11:36:06 AM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

I would rather get Kranjcar as I think he is quality.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 05, 2012, 01:21:00 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

I would rather get Kranjcar as I think he is quality.
I would agree with you that Kranjcar is quality, I've seen him play a good few times & he always stood out. It's for that reason I  think & hope that he turns you down. ;D He doesn't strike me as a McCleish type of player. Is Keane being brought in to replace Bent?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 05, 2012, 01:27:14 PM
http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

I would rather get Kranjcar as I think he is quality.
I would agree with you that Kranjcar is quality, I've seen him play a good few times & he always stood out. It's for that reason I  think & hope that he turns you down. ;D He doesn't strike me as a McCleish type of player. Is Keane being brought in to replace Bent?
You dirty nose  ;)
Is there a McLeigh type of player???
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 05, 2012, 01:44:17 PM
Yep, Black Barry Ferguson. I hear he's on the loose again,Kyle Lafferty is another one. Anyways good luck with special agent Mac. :)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 12, 2012, 12:16:26 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: everymanaman on January 12, 2012, 12:31:31 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

Boyhood Aston Villa fan by all accounts
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 12, 2012, 12:35:24 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 12, 2012, 01:36:30 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm

Boyhood Aston Villa fan by all accounts
Aren't they all. :)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 12, 2012, 01:39:48 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on January 12, 2012, 04:04:31 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)

How long of a contract did Villa give him ?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 12, 2012, 04:11:33 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)

How long of a contract did Villa give him ?

He is on loan - 2 months.  Ireland will have a claret & blue away jersey at Euro 2012!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on January 12, 2012, 04:27:38 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)

How long of a contract did Villa give him ?

He is on loan - 2 months.  Ireland will have a claret & blue away jersey at Euro 2012!

I meant McCleish
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 12, 2012, 04:47:44 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm


We sign all the Yanks, the shit sign all the w**ks  ;)
You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)

How long of a contract did Villa give him ?

He is on loan - 2 months.  Ireland will have a claret & blue away jersey at Euro 2012!

I meant McCleish
3 long years
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 12, 2012, 06:11:42 PM
I see Robbie has got his long desired move. ::) http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16391400.stm



You let go the best Yank you had. I think this is all part of special agent McCleish's "cunning" plan. ;)

How long of a contract did Villa give him ?

He is on loan - 2 months.  Ireland will have a claret & blue away jersey at Euro 2012!
To go with the Royal Blue one of Fahey's. Oh hang, on what if Vile send him back in February? Will Dunne's not be enough for ye. ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Declan on January 21, 2012, 09:37:10 PM
Some strikes by Robbie today
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: From the Bunker on January 22, 2012, 12:01:42 AM
Some strikes by Robbie today

Magic, nearly a Hatrick, had his third long range effort gone in!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on January 22, 2012, 10:32:14 AM
Some strikes by Robbie today

Magic, nearly a Hatrick, had his third long range effort gone in!

Hopefully see a few of those in the Euros come the summer.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: screenexile on January 22, 2012, 11:10:59 AM
For all his "I've dreamed about playing for XYZ since I was a boy"shennanigans the fact he refuses to celebrate against any of his old clubs sets Keane up as a class act for me.

With your Adebayors and Rooneys happy to rub it in to the clubs that helped make them the good players that they are I find Keanes approach refreshing and decent in todays world.

Also 2 clean belters yesterday "who said I couldn't still do it?!" Class!!! Hopefully more of the same at the Euros!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2012, 09:52:29 AM
For all his "I've dreamed about playing for XYZ since I was a boy"shennanigans the fact he refuses to celebrate against any of his old clubs sets Keane up as a class act for me.

With your Adebayors and Rooneys happy to rub it in to the clubs that helped make them the good players that they are I find Keanes approach refreshing and decent in todays world.

Also 2 clean belters yesterday "who said I couldn't still do it?!" Class!!! Hopefully more of the same at the Euros!
That was class!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on January 23, 2012, 10:04:37 AM
For all his "I've dreamed about playing for XYZ since I was a boy"shennanigans the fact he refuses to celebrate against any of his old clubs sets Keane up as a class act for me.With your Adebayors and Rooneys happy to rub it in to the clubs that helped make them the good players that they are I find Keanes approach refreshing and decent in todays world.

Also 2 clean belters yesterday "who said I couldn't still do it?!" Class!!! Hopefully more of the same at the Euros!

Does he celebrate any of his goals then ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Doogie Browser on January 23, 2012, 10:15:26 AM
For all his "I've dreamed about playing for XYZ since I was a boy"shennanigans the fact he refuses to celebrate against any of his old clubs sets Keane up as a class act for me.With your Adebayors and Rooneys happy to rub it in to the clubs that helped make them the good players that they are I find Keanes approach refreshing and decent in todays world.

Also 2 clean belters yesterday "who said I couldn't still do it?!" Class!!! Hopefully more of the same at the Euros!

Does he celebrate any of his goals then ;)
:D
In fairness I would love him on a longer deal, he still has greaty quality and is completely different player to Bent who is essentially a goal hanger.  Keane comes deep, links the play well and has a great scoring record.
His missus needs to go shopping in the Bull Ring, Birmingham's Rodeo Drive  :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Dinny Breen on March 30, 2012, 03:29:22 PM
Stilian Petrov has been diagnosed with leukaemia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/30/aston-villa-stilian-petrov-leukaemia (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/30/aston-villa-stilian-petrov-leukaemia)

Only 32, hope he wins this battle..
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on March 30, 2012, 03:50:46 PM
Stilian Petrov has been diagnosed with leukaemia

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/30/aston-villa-stilian-petrov-leukaemia (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/mar/30/aston-villa-stilian-petrov-leukaemia)

Only 32, hope he wins this battle..


Shocking that a sportsman like this can be struck down so cruelly. Hope he wins this battle - he won his fair share on the pitch  - this will be a huge hurdle to overcome but hopefully he'll make it. Class player.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Declan on March 30, 2012, 03:51:50 PM
that's sad news alright - hope he can recover
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 08, 2012, 11:12:53 AM
Alex McCleish was just finishing the shopping at his local Sainsbury's. As he was putting the bags into his, car he spootted an old lady, struggling with her bags. "Can you manage, love?" he asks. She replies, "fcuk off, you took the job, you're stuck with it." :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 08, 2012, 01:00:34 PM
Hopefully only for about a week more or so
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 08, 2012, 01:27:16 PM
Is he not already talking about next seasons signings. :D Special Agent Alex has to be allowed to successfully conclude his mission. ;)
S O T V.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 08, 2012, 03:58:16 PM
Can't be given another year after that shambles of a season.

Thankfully Heskey has said he will be leaving at the end of season.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 08, 2012, 06:44:43 PM
Your next manager? ;D S O T V

http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvNflzAmUqwI%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&feature=youtu.be&v=vNflzAmUqwI&gl=GB
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 08, 2012, 07:03:59 PM
You're next manager? ;D S O T V

http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DvNflzAmUqwI%26feature%3Dyoutu.be&feature=youtu.be&v=vNflzAmUqwI&gl=GB

Yep. And heskey leaving means there is now room for messi too sure
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on May 14, 2012, 03:58:15 PM
Once a Birmingham blue, always a blue. Fans never took to him. His record wasn't good enough and on he goes.

Aston Villa have sacked manager Alex McLeish after 11 months in charge.

The 53-year-old former Scotland manager said his farewells to the club's staff on Monday morning.

Villa have endured a poor Premier League campaign, finishing just above the relegation zone after winning only four of 19 games at home.

McLeish was an unpopular appointment as he arrived from Birmingham City last year but poor results and performances worsened his relationship with fans.

A club statement read:  "Aston Villa can confirm that Alex McLeish's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. The club has been disappointed with this season's results, performances and the general message these have sent to our fans.

"The board wishes to assure supporters that we are conscious in every sense that Villa expects and deserves more and we will strive to deliver this."
Villa chairman Randy Lerner said: "We need to be clear and candid with ourselves and with supporters about what we have lacked in recent years.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on May 14, 2012, 05:18:57 PM
Bet Randy wishes he'd held on to Martin.

What was the cause for their fall out?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 14, 2012, 05:28:23 PM
Once a Birmingham blue, always a blue. Fans never took to him. His record wasn't good enough and on he goes.

Aston Villa have sacked manager Alex McLeish after 11 months in charge.

The 53-year-old former Scotland manager said his farewells to the club's staff on Monday morning.

Villa have endured a poor Premier League campaign, finishing just above the relegation zone after winning only four of 19 games at home.

McLeish was an unpopular appointment as he arrived from Birmingham City last year but poor results and performances worsened his relationship with fans.

A club statement read:  "Aston Villa can confirm that Alex McLeish's contract has been terminated with immediate effect. The club has been disappointed with this season's results, performances and the general message these have sent to our fans.

"The board wishes to assure supporters that we are conscious in every sense that Villa expects and deserves more and we will strive to deliver this."
Villa chairman Randy Lerner said: "We need to be clear and candid with ourselves and with supporters about what we have lacked in recent years.

Special Agent Alex did his best but it was not to be!! The Vile finished with less points than the Blues had last season (When they were relegated).
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 14, 2012, 06:25:35 PM
Yeeeesssss!! I can now look forward to next season in the hope of seeing some positive football
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Minder on May 17, 2012, 10:20:18 PM
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer to be the new Villa manager.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 18, 2012, 07:48:38 AM
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer to be the new Villa manager.

I'm coming round to this appointment if it happens. I hope he can do well. Needs money to spend on transfers though
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: laoislad on May 18, 2012, 04:23:21 PM
Ole Gunnar Solsjkaer to be the new Villa manager.

I'm coming round to this appointment if it happens. I hope he can do well. Needs money to spend on transfers though

The Baby-faced Assassin Tactician...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 31, 2012, 02:17:19 PM
I see it's been reported (BBC Midlands) that Paul Lambert has resigned from Norwich City and is the new favourite for the Vile hot seat. If this is true I fail to see the logic  behind it. He seems to be a professional (and successful) in the way he goes about his work, something that is alien to the ethos of the (shite) club he 'aspires' to manage. While it grieves me to see a manager of his (seemingly good) calibre going to the midden that is Vile Park, I am sure those Dung Eaters will soon drag him down to their level.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Gazzler on May 31, 2012, 02:23:44 PM
I see it's been reported (BBC Midlands) that Paul Lambert has resigned from Norwich City and is the new favourite for the Vile hot seat. If this is true I fail to see the logic  behind it. He seems to be a professional (and successful) in the way he goes about his work, something that is alien to the ethos of the (shite) club he 'aspires' to manage. While it grieves me to see a manager of his (seemingly good) calibre going to the midden that is Vile Park, I am sure those Dung Eaters will soon drag him down to their level.
Get a life ffs. That all makes you sound like a 12 year old.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 31, 2012, 02:43:51 PM
That from someone who stalks ECU around the playground. >:(
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Gazzler on May 31, 2012, 02:45:11 PM
That from someone who stalks ECU around the playground. >:(
Are you sure you aren't him? I thought only he wrote stuff as childish as that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 31, 2012, 02:50:06 PM
Ask your mammy what thought did!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on May 31, 2012, 03:50:17 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that Villa are a major step up from Norwich. Lambert has done extemely well with Norwich but realistically it's hard to see them bettering their performance this season.  All Lambert has to do is finish midtable with Villa next season and he will have had a successful season, as almost anything will seem better than the season they've just had. 
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 31, 2012, 04:34:07 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that Villa are a major step up from Norwich. Lambert has done extremely well with Norwich but realistically it's hard to see them bettering their performance this season.  All Lambert has to do is finish midtable with Villa next season and he will have had a successful season, as almost anything will seem better than the season they've just had.

Thank fcuk, someone with a bit of wit about them. Yes Vile as a club are bigger than Norwich but their fans demand more than is feasible. McCleish never stood a chance there because of his BCFC connection but Lambert won't be given much of a honeymoon period either. Contrary to a lot of people's opinion MON wasn't flavour of the month down there, and I don't think Lambert is as an accomplished manager as he is yet. We'll see.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Geoff Tipps on May 31, 2012, 05:12:45 PM
I think it's pretty obvious that Villa are a major step up from Norwich. Lambert has done extremely well with Norwich but realistically it's hard to see them bettering their performance this season.  All Lambert has to do is finish midtable with Villa next season and he will have had a successful season, as almost anything will seem better than the season they've just had.

Thank fcuk, someone with a bit of wit about them. Yes Vile as a club are bigger than Norwich but their fans demand more than is feasible. McCleish never stood a chance there because of his BCFC connection but Lambert won't be given much of a honeymoon period either. Contrary to a lot of people's opinion MON wasn't flavour of the month down there, and I don't think Lambert is as an accomplished manager as he is yet. We'll see.

And because his teams play mind numbingly boring football.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 31, 2012, 07:53:24 PM
Sorry, I forget about that. :P
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on June 02, 2012, 12:24:48 PM
Lambert confirmed, three year contract.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on August 02, 2012, 05:50:50 PM
Bit of great news  -

Stiliyan Petrov has been given good news in his battle with acute leukaemia after the Bulgarian international's club Aston Villa confirmed that the disease was now in remission.

"It is with great delight that the club can confirm on behalf of our long-standing captain, Stiliyan Petrov, that Stan's acute leukaemia is in remission," a statement said on Villa's website (www.avfc.co.uk).

"Stan would like to take this opportunity to express his deep gratitude to the medical staff who have looked after him so well since his condition was diagnosed just over four months ago.

"He also wishes to place on record again his profound sense of appreciation for the incredible outpouring of love and support he has received from Villa fans, his team-mates and colleagues at the club, as well as football fans and many more people around the world during this period."

Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March this year after he developed a fever following a Premier League match against Arsenal.

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on August 02, 2012, 06:52:09 PM
Bit of great news  -

Stiliyan Petrov has been given good news in his battle with acute leukaemia after the Bulgarian international's club Aston Villa confirmed that the disease was now in remission.

"It is with great delight that the club can confirm on behalf of our long-standing captain, Stiliyan Petrov, that Stan's acute leukaemia is in remission," a statement said on Villa's website (www.avfc.co.uk).

"Stan would like to take this opportunity to express his deep gratitude to the medical staff who have looked after him so well since his condition was diagnosed just over four months ago.

"He also wishes to place on record again his profound sense of appreciation for the incredible outpouring of love and support he has received from Villa fans, his team-mates and colleagues at the club, as well as football fans and many more people around the world during this period."

Petrov was diagnosed with acute leukaemia in March this year after he developed a fever following a Premier League match against Arsenal.

Delighted at this news. I hope it won't be too long until he's back (earning mine and every other Birmingham fan's friendly scolding ::)).
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on December 24, 2012, 08:52:23 AM
Good wishes to Stan and his family for Christmas and New Year.

Now back to business. There is an old saying "that what's seldom is wonderful" well yesterday did its best to confirm that adage. I had an eight course dinner, followed by after eights, followed by eight pints, followed by eight hours of blissful zzzzzzzzzzzzz's.

Happy Christmas to all you Vile fans out there (he, he). ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on December 27, 2012, 12:08:55 PM
Oh the TWELVE GOALS of Christmas my true love sent to me.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on December 27, 2012, 12:18:56 PM
Yes indeed Ziggy90 had a grin on him last night as wide as the m6. Who have they got next ? :o

Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: EC Unique on December 29, 2012, 06:52:55 PM
Serious problems here. 15 goals conceded in 3 games must be a record!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AFS on December 29, 2012, 07:19:16 PM
Serious problems here. 15 goals conceded in 3 games must be a record!

Newcastle having a good go at that record.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Orior on December 29, 2012, 07:47:08 PM
Serious problems here. 15 goals conceded in 3 games must be a record!

They were still fit to beat Liverpool :-(
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 22, 2013, 09:53:12 PM
Eah bah gum, eckey thump. ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: SHEEDY on January 22, 2013, 10:08:51 PM
is that the end for lambert? not looking good after that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Walter Cronc on January 22, 2013, 10:11:57 PM
is that the end for lambert? not looking good after that.

Not a Villa fan but think they should hold on to Lambert. They have shown glimpses of playing some great football. Hope for his sake they stay up. Huge club!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: T Fearon on January 22, 2013, 10:18:43 PM
I'll bet Stephen Ireland wishes his granny had died yesterday  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 22, 2013, 10:22:02 PM
I wouldn't think so, The Vile have no shillings and I think the owner will stand by Lambert as he tries to bring the kids on. That being said the fans will be going ballistic and we all know what that can mean.Anyway, I for one one hope they keep hold of him, he can finish the job Special Agent Alex wasn't given quite enough time to do.

No shocks in the Capital one cup tonight. So much for "buy your half season ticket now to be sure of your wembley seat". ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: deiseach on January 23, 2013, 08:44:35 AM
Serious problems here. 15 goals conceded in 3 games must be a record!

They were still fit to beat Liverpool :-(

I remember reading this (http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/dec/22/premier-league-fans-verdict-part-1) on the Guardian's website, published just after Villa had won at Anfield, and thinking "steady on, just because you've beaten Liverpool it doesn't make you world beaters". How's that League Cup run for you now?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: imtommygunn on January 23, 2013, 09:31:14 AM
Ziggy90 why such disdain for Villa??

I'm not bothered too much about them but feel a bit sorry for Lambert. It's just odd to see someone from here with such a dislike... A brrumie ok.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ludermor on January 23, 2013, 09:49:24 AM
are you putting that questions to all the gimps on the liverpool/man utd threads as well?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: imtommygunn on January 23, 2013, 10:00:03 AM
No, the main additions to this thread are Ziggy gloating...
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: T Fearon on January 23, 2013, 02:57:28 PM
My sympathy for Lambert is seriously diluted by the fact that he has rejected the notion of ever managing Celtic (and specifcally when his name was mentioned after both Strachan's and Mowbray's departures), in a manner which suggests that he feels the job is beneath him.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Tony Baloney on January 23, 2013, 04:08:37 PM
Ziggy90 why such disdain for Villa??

I'm not bothered too much about them but feel a bit sorry for Lambert. It's just odd to see someone from here with such a dislike... A brrumie ok.
He lives in Birmingham and has for donkeys years I believe.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 23, 2013, 08:27:35 PM
Ziggy90 why such disdain for Villa??

I'm not bothered too much about them but feel a bit sorry for Lambert. It's just odd to see someone from here with such a dislike... A brrumie ok.
He lives in Birmingham and has for donkeys years I believe.

If you'd lived here for "donkey's years and had to listen to the shite myself and my fellow BCFC (note the same initials as Bradford's  ;D) supporters have had to endure you might begin to understand my hatred disdain for the "Historians"  :P.

 Btw why feel sorry for Lambert? He fcukded off and left a club where he was appreciated, and for what end? To line his already bulging pockets. The man didn't even congratulate Bradford on their "historic" achievment. Classless, just like the Vile and their fans.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on January 24, 2013, 05:58:28 PM
Ziggy90 why such disdain for Villa??

I'm not bothered too much about them but feel a bit sorry for Lambert. It's just odd to see someone from here with such a dislike... A brrumie ok.
He lives in Birmingham and has for donkeys years I believe.

If you'd lived here for "donkey's years


http://saveyourassrescue.org/donkey.html (http://saveyourassrescue.org/donkey.html)

It's a lot longer than that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 26, 2013, 04:23:33 PM
No shocks in the FA Cup last night then ;D.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on January 29, 2013, 08:35:21 PM
No shocks in the FA Cup last night then ;D.

Looks like the villa are struggling tonight again.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Captain Obvious on April 29, 2013, 09:48:10 PM
Big win for Aston Villa tonight.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Syferus on April 29, 2013, 09:51:20 PM
Big win for Aston Villa tonight.

Thank God. It'd be cat if Villa got relegated to D2 and Wolves to D3.

West Borm, the kings of the Birmingham Metro. Shudder.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on April 30, 2013, 11:40:08 AM
Great win last night ,hopefully that will keep them up
A follower since 1976 and I must say, that  was one
tough season!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 04, 2013, 11:52:00 PM
Great result  v Norwich -lookin safe now.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 05, 2013, 01:26:31 AM
Aston Villa looking good to stay up. Wigan planning the great escape again will Newcastle or Sunderland fall through the trap door?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 05, 2013, 11:02:39 AM
Looks like the Vile are staying up alright, As usual they've fcuked up my happiness, Thatcher dead, Wolves relegated, all I needed for the persuit of my perfect spring was for them bustards to get relegated.

Last year it was Given who kept them up, this season it's Bendteke. Hopefully he'll be gone in the summer and they wont be able to find another saviour.

SOTV.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 06, 2013, 05:20:52 PM
Here to stay saddo
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 06, 2013, 09:41:33 PM
You or them? Donut.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 06, 2013, 09:44:10 PM
Stick to  the sad birmingham thread .....oh,that's right not enough to start one
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 06, 2013, 09:54:10 PM
I'll stand alone no problem, you? I'd doubt if you've ever seen the sun over Vile Park (come to think of it, has anyone?).
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 06, 2013, 11:29:01 PM
Spent many happy days in the  players lounge and everywhere
else inside the glorious home of soccer in the midlands.If you
ever manage to climb out of the cot I'll show you sometime,and if
you're good you might get a lollipop
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 07, 2013, 07:08:56 PM
Spent many happy days in the  players lounge and everywhere
else inside the glorious home of soccer in the midlands.If you
ever manage to climb out of the cot I'll show you sometime,and if
you're good you might get a lollipop


Yes I'm sure you have, but anyone who chooses to socialise with the likes of Prince William, David Cameron and the rest of the Old Etonian elite deserves to be known as a Vile fan.

Btw the bit in bold above says everything I want to know about you and your kind. ???

SOTV.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 07, 2013, 08:32:12 PM
Bye saddo,enjoy your life in the losership
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 07, 2013, 08:59:26 PM
Ta ra a bit Paedo.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: laoislad on May 07, 2013, 09:05:27 PM
This thread is hilarious.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on May 09, 2013, 10:11:50 AM
On a day where Fergie continues to be lauded, spare a thought for Petrov who announced this morning that his footballing career is over.

Aston Villa club captain Stiliyan Petrov retires from football.

Petrov was diagnosed with leukaemia in March 2012 but is now in remission after finishing his first year of treatment.

For the life I've lived in football, I will always be incredibly grateful," he says. "For the opportunity this crazy thing that happened in my life has given me, I also feel grateful in a strange kind of way. This crazy thing, somehow, has touched people and I want to try to channel this in a positive way. This will be the greatest challenge of my life."
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: sans pessimism on May 09, 2013, 10:40:10 AM
He's an inspiration to all of us
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on May 09, 2013, 11:58:30 AM
He will lead the Villa players out after the final home game v Chelsea, for the traditional lap of honour.  Saw a photo of him recently and he really doesn't look good, but by all accounts is through the worst of it.  A fine player, his performance against Ireland in Croke Park a few years ago was one of the best I've witnessed from an opposing player in Dublin.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 09, 2013, 05:40:23 PM
Good luck Stan, I'm sure football fans all over the country are thinking of you and your family.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on July 09, 2013, 10:51:43 AM
http://sport.uk.msn.com/football/football-transfer-rumours-benteke-hands-in-transfer-request-9-july908165

Right, who's going to start the bidding for this fella? Cracking player, kept the Vile up on his own last year.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 04, 2014, 05:47:53 PM
Oh dear, ha ha.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 04, 2014, 07:23:05 PM
Thinks are going from bad to worse this year,no wonder the tickets for the games are dirt cheap now,hard to watch,lucky we have a handy game coming up :( arsenal
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: SHEEDY on January 04, 2014, 08:27:46 PM
the comments from lambert that villa could do without the fa cup surely didn't help. I know premiership survival is the be all and end all, but for a club the size of villa for the manager to sound like he didn't care if they went through or not was bad. what did villa fans think?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 05, 2014, 10:53:48 AM
The Vile fans would give their back teeth for a cup run, The Vile were always known as a "cup" side. Lambert said he didn't care about the cup? It looks as he feels the same way about The Premiership. Bring back "Special Agent Alex".😇 ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on January 05, 2014, 12:31:59 PM
Yeah talk like that is hard to take as villa fans whos trophy cabinet isn't exactly full at the minute,not like we are in 4 comps and need to rest players,playin weaker teams at home and still throwing towel in,dreadin watchin before season is over,we have some awful players
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: laoislad on January 08, 2014, 11:43:27 AM
Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the most high-profile footballer to come out, announcing on Wednesday that he is gay. The former Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham player has given a long interview to the German paper Die Zeit, in which he says that he is talking about his sexuality because he wants to "to further the debate about homosexuality among sports professionals".

Hitzlsperger represented Germany 52 times, played in a World Cup and a European Championship and won the German league with Stuttgart. He retired in September last year, having also played for Lazio in Italy and Wolfsburg. "It's been a long and difficult process" [of becoming aware of being gay]. Only in the last few years have I realised that I preferred living together with a man," Hitzlsperger added.

"In England, Italy and Germany being a homosexual is no big thing, at least not in the dressing room," he said, before adding: "I was never ashamed of being who I am but it was not always easy to sit on a table with 20 young men and listen to jokes about gays. You let them get on with it as long as the jokes are somewhat funny and not too insulting.

"Being gay is topic that is 'ignored' in football and not 'a serious topic in the changing room'. Fighting spirit, passion and winning mentality are intrinsically linked, that doesn't fit the cliché: 'gays are soft'".
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 08, 2014, 11:51:38 AM
Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the most high-profile footballer to come out, announcing on Wednesday that he is gay. The former Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham player has given a long interview to the German paper Die Zeit, in which he says that he is talking about his sexuality because he wants to "to further the debate about homosexuality among sports professionals".

Hitzlsperger represented Germany 52 times, played in a World Cup and a European Championship and won the German league with Stuttgart. He retired in September last year, having also played for Lazio in Italy and Wolfsburg. "It's been a long and difficult process" [of becoming aware of being gay]. Only in the last few years have I realised that I preferred living together with a man," Hitzlsperger added.

"In England, Italy and Germany being a homosexual is no big thing, at least not in the dressing room," he said, before adding: "I was never ashamed of being who I am but it was not always easy to sit on a table with 20 young men and listen to jokes about gays. You let them get on with it as long as the jokes are somewhat funny and not too insulting.

"Being gay is topic that is 'ignored' in football and not 'a serious topic in the changing room'. Fighting spirit, passion and winning mentality are intrinsically linked, that doesn't fit the cliché: 'gays are soft'".

We should poll the boarders and see how many are gay, now that would be a thread!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: EC Unique on January 08, 2014, 12:10:56 PM
Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the most high-profile footballer to come out, announcing on Wednesday that he is gay. The former Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham player has given a long interview to the German paper Die Zeit, in which he says that he is talking about his sexuality because he wants to "to further the debate about homosexuality among sports professionals".

Hitzlsperger represented Germany 52 times, played in a World Cup and a European Championship and won the German league with Stuttgart. He retired in September last year, having also played for Lazio in Italy and Wolfsburg. "It's been a long and difficult process" [of becoming aware of being gay]. Only in the last few years have I realised that I preferred living together with a man," Hitzlsperger added.

"In England, Italy and Germany being a homosexual is no big thing, at least not in the dressing room," he said, before adding: "I was never ashamed of being who I am but it was not always easy to sit on a table with 20 young men and listen to jokes about gays. You let them get on with it as long as the jokes are somewhat funny and not too insulting.

"Being gay is topic that is 'ignored' in football and not 'a serious topic in the changing room'. Fighting spirit, passion and winning mentality are intrinsically linked, that doesn't fit the cliché: 'gays are soft'".

We should poll the boarders and see how many are gay, now that would be a thread!!

I heard once that statistically it is 1 in 4 but I doubt that.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 08, 2014, 12:17:17 PM
Thomas Hitzlsperger has become the most high-profile footballer to come out, announcing on Wednesday that he is gay. The former Aston Villa, Everton and West Ham player has given a long interview to the German paper Die Zeit, in which he says that he is talking about his sexuality because he wants to "to further the debate about homosexuality among sports professionals".

Hitzlsperger represented Germany 52 times, played in a World Cup and a European Championship and won the German league with Stuttgart. He retired in September last year, having also played for Lazio in Italy and Wolfsburg. "It's been a long and difficult process" [of becoming aware of being gay]. Only in the last few years have I realised that I preferred living together with a man," Hitzlsperger added.

"In England, Italy and Germany being a homosexual is no big thing, at least not in the dressing room," he said, before adding: "I was never ashamed of being who I am but it was not always easy to sit on a table with 20 young men and listen to jokes about gays. You let them get on with it as long as the jokes are somewhat funny and not too insulting.

"Being gay is topic that is 'ignored' in football and not 'a serious topic in the changing room'. Fighting spirit, passion and winning mentality are intrinsically linked, that doesn't fit the cliché: 'gays are soft'".

We should poll the boarders and see how many are gay, now that would be a thread!!

I heard once that statistically it is 1 in 4 but I doubt that.

One in four? greedy b**tard
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 08, 2014, 07:30:40 PM
Good man Laoislad.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: laoislad on January 08, 2014, 07:58:02 PM
Good man Laoislad.
For what?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 08, 2014, 08:08:02 PM
 ::) ::)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 10, 2014, 06:40:33 PM
I think Thomas Hitzlwhatsisface is a very brave man for coming out and admitting he played for the Vile.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on January 10, 2014, 09:55:27 PM
Ross O'Carroll-Kelly ‏@RossOCK 1h
I'm late to this, but fair focks to that gay goy for admitting that he's a former soccer player.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on May 07, 2014, 12:57:38 PM
C'mon Villa,  do it for Tom Hanks!!!!


Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: dec on July 01, 2014, 09:13:15 PM
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28085658


Aston Villa: Roy Keane confirmed as Paul Lambert's assistant

Roy Keane has been appointed assistant manager at Aston Villa. Villa boss Paul Lambert approached Keane at the end of last season with a view to combining the role with his existing job as number two to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. O'Neill has given the move his approval and Keane, 42, will be in place when pre-season training begins on Monday. "I am delighted to be joining Villa and look forward to what promises to be an exciting challenge," Keane said. The club did not disclose the length of Keane's contract. "I am grateful to both Villa and the Football Association of Ireland for making this happen and would like also to thank Martin O'Neill," Keane added.
"I am relishing the prospect of linking up with Paul Lambert and combining both roles to the full advantage of both Villa and Ireland."

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane, who has managed Sunderland and Ipswich, replaces Lambert's previous assistant Ian Culverhouse, who was dismissed in May following an internal investigation. "Roy has a great knowledge of football, on the coaching side as well, and he'll be a great asset and a big help to everybody here at Aston Villa Football Club," Lambert said. "I'm really looking forward to working with him and I'm delighted that he's here. The players will love working with him. "He has worked under some great managers, some of the most successful in the game, and he'll be a great help to myself as well."

Keane, who was recently linked with the managerial vacancy at Celtic, was appointed along with O'Neill by the Republic on a two-year deal in November. Villa finished 15th in the Premier League last season, only five points above the relegation places. BBC Sport's Pat Murphy said: "Lambert needs a strong assistant to sort out several high-earning, under-achieving Villa players. Keane is ideal for that."

Villa begin the new Premier League season at Stoke City on the weekend of 16-17 August.

Keane joins Villa amid ongoing efforts by owner Randy Lerner to sell the club.

Meanwhile, Villa have confirmed midfielder Gary Gardner, 22, and striker Callum Robinson, 19 have signed new two-year deals.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on July 02, 2014, 06:13:32 AM
http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/28085658


Aston Villa: Roy Keane confirmed as Paul Lambert's assistant

Roy Keane has been appointed assistant manager at Aston Villa. Villa boss Paul Lambert approached Keane at the end of last season with a view to combining the role with his existing job as number two to Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill. O'Neill has given the move his approval and Keane, 42, will be in place when pre-season training begins on Monday. "I am delighted to be joining Villa and look forward to what promises to be an exciting challenge," Keane said. The club did not disclose the length of Keane's contract. "I am grateful to both Villa and the Football Association of Ireland for making this happen and would like also to thank Martin O'Neill," Keane added.
"I am relishing the prospect of linking up with Paul Lambert and combining both roles to the full advantage of both Villa and Ireland."

Former Manchester United midfielder Keane, who has managed Sunderland and Ipswich, replaces Lambert's previous assistant Ian Culverhouse, who was dismissed in May following an internal investigation. "Roy has a great knowledge of football, on the coaching side as well, and he'll be a great asset and a big help to everybody here at Aston Villa Football Club," Lambert said. "I'm really looking forward to working with him and I'm delighted that he's here. The players will love working with him. "He has worked under some great managers, some of the most successful in the game, and he'll be a great help to myself as well."

Keane, who was recently linked with the managerial vacancy at Celtic, was appointed along with O'Neill by the Republic on a two-year deal in November. Villa finished 15th in the Premier League last season, only five points above the relegation places. BBC Sport's Pat Murphy said: "Lambert needs a strong assistant to sort out several high-earning, under-achieving Villa players. Keane is ideal for that."

Villa begin the new Premier League season at Stoke City on the weekend of 16-17 August.

Keane joins Villa amid ongoing efforts by owner Randy Lerner to sell the club.

Meanwhile, Villa have confirmed midfielder Gary Gardner, 22, and striker Callum Robinson, 19 have signed new two-year deals.

Culverhouse was sacked for alleged bullying.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ballinaman on November 28, 2014, 09:38:59 AM
Roy Keane has stepped down with immediate effect....
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Bingo on November 28, 2014, 09:54:33 AM
He's a gas man.

Where will he rock up next?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 28, 2014, 09:58:23 AM
He's a gas man.

Where will he rock up next?

Delaney's job?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: mouview on November 28, 2014, 10:26:31 AM
Roy Keane has stepped down with immediate effect....

Jeez, it's not as if the Irish job is over-strenuous or labour-intensive; all he has to do is lay out the cones and keep his gob closed.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AZOffaly on November 28, 2014, 10:26:58 AM
Did he step down from the FAI, or from Villa?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maddog on November 28, 2014, 10:39:14 AM
Did he step down from the FAI, or from Villa?

From the villa
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: orangeman on November 28, 2014, 10:53:05 AM
Roy Keane has stepped down with immediate effect....

Jeez, it's not as if the Irish job is over-strenuous or labour-intensive; all he has to do is lay out the cones and keep his gob closed.


Not that easy done.  ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: laoislad on November 28, 2014, 11:05:48 AM
Jaysis I didn't see that coming. It's not like Roy to walk out on a club.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Bingo on November 28, 2014, 11:10:22 AM
He's a gas man.

Where will he rock up next?

Delaney's job?

Can he hold a note?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on November 28, 2014, 11:14:27 AM
He's a gas man.

Where will he rock up next?

Delaney's job?

Can he hold a note?

That doesn't appear to be a requirement.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: rodney trotter on November 28, 2014, 01:50:10 PM
Stepped down to focus on Ireland http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/30244610
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ballinaman on November 28, 2014, 02:29:10 PM
Jaysis I didn't see that coming. It's not like Roy to walk out on a club.
What club has he walked out on before? ;)
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on November 28, 2014, 08:02:58 PM
Is it true Joe Cole kicked his arse??
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Boycey on December 17, 2014, 10:54:28 PM
Keano  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AZOffaly on December 17, 2014, 11:20:50 PM
What has he done now?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: take_yer_points on December 17, 2014, 11:27:14 PM
What has he done now?

Something on Twitter about him showing up at Tom Cleverley's house. I'm guessing he wasn't calling in for a brew
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: AZOffaly on December 17, 2014, 11:30:21 PM
What has he done now?

Something on Twitter about him showing up at Tom Cleverley's house. I'm guessing he wasn't calling in for a brew

Ah go away. You're joking?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on December 18, 2014, 12:27:31 AM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html)

The Sun.  :D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: seafoid on December 18, 2014, 09:07:25 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html)

The Sun.  :D
Has you got Sun+ membership, Muppet ?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: muppet on December 18, 2014, 09:16:20 PM
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html (http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/6193575/Roy-Keane-flips.html)

The Sun.  :D
Has you got Sun+ membership, Muppet ?

Da bomb, innit?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 01, 2015, 05:56:06 PM
Is it right that the Vile have a "Month of the Goal" competition??
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on February 17, 2015, 08:13:48 PM
What do the Villa fans think of Tim Sherwood as their new boss?  Inspired?  I think not

http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/tim-sherwood-remembers-taking-handful-5177202#rlabs=16
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on April 04, 2015, 06:26:35 PM
Whats the story with the fa cup semi tickets,will they be released on thurs when we know our opponents?? where would be the best place to go about getting a few? wembley website?AVFC website?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on April 10, 2015, 09:34:52 PM
Anyone have any luck with tickets?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on April 13, 2015, 08:19:17 AM
Anyone have any luck with tickets?

Asked around for you and from what I can gather; season ticket holders have already had theirs, people with stubs from three games can get them from this morning and if there's any left they'll go on general sale on Wednesday, KRO.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Syferus on April 25, 2015, 04:16:23 PM
Ian Rush with a fantastic and eloquent rebuttle to the John Bull media comments about Jack Grealish not being Irish:

http://www.independent.ie/sport/soccer/international-soccer/ian-rush-john-bull-is-talking-bull-by-saying-grealish-isnt-irish-31170118.html
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: maigheo on April 25, 2015, 05:23:44 PM
Good piece from Rush who happens to be one of the better columnists around.Always enjoy his weekly articles.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Denn Forever on January 21, 2016, 12:49:37 PM
Vidic has been released by inter.  Maybe a cheeky bid  for  him might help the defense?  A new Paul McGrath?

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/35298503
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on January 21, 2016, 03:59:46 PM
f**king hope not, the defence they've got now is good enough for me.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Boycey on February 22, 2016, 04:00:42 PM
Beaten 3-0 apparently by their own U21 team ;D

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11677/10177430/remi-garde-watches-aston-villa-lose-to-clubs-u21-team

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Aston Villa manager Remi Garde watched his side lose 3-0 to the club's U21 development team in a behind closed doors match at their Bodymoor Heath training ground last Friday.

First-team players Brad Guzan, Alan Hutton, Ciaran Clark, Kieran Richardson, Ashley Westwood, Jordan Veretout, Idrissa Gueye, and Scott Sinclair all featured for Villa in the match, which offered little to please Garde.

Leandro Bacuna and Jordan Ayew also featured, but were included in the U21 team.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on March 18, 2016, 01:11:57 PM
Thankfully this shambolic season is coming close to an end, and with it some of the causes are being shown the door.  Fox and Almstedt gone and a new board in the making.  Starting to think that they may be able to stop the slide in the championship cos for a long time it was looking like league 1 was calling.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 21, 2016, 10:54:55 PM
I read an article by Michael McMullen once and it started off by saying that you know you're getting old when you can count the 'ever-presents' in the top flight of.English soccer since you started following it on one hand. With Villa gone next season, I'm down to 6.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: From the Bunker on April 21, 2016, 11:54:16 PM
The ever presents in my life - Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton!


33 others that i have seen in the Top tier! God I'm old!  :-\

Middlesbrough
Burnley
Brighton
QPR   
Reading
Hull City
Derby County
Sheff Wed
Cardiff City
Ipswich Town
Fulham
Birmingham
Leeds United
Wolves
Nottm Forest
Blackburn
Bristol City
Bolton
Charlton
Wigan Athletic
Millwall
Coventry
Bradford City
Barnsley
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
Oldham
Blackpool
Oxford
Portsmouth
Wimbledon
Luton Town
Notts County
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: declan85 on April 22, 2016, 12:30:01 PM
The ever presents in my life - Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton!


33 others that i have seen in the Top tier! God I'm old!  :-\

Middlesbrough
Burnley
Brighton
QPR   
Reading
Hull City
Derby County
Sheff Wed
Cardiff City
Ipswich Town
Fulham
Birmingham
Leeds United
Wolves
Nottm Forest
Blackburn
Bristol City
Bolton
Charlton
Wigan Athletic
Millwall
Coventry
Bradford City
Barnsley
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
Oldham
Blackpool
Oxford
Portsmouth
Wimbledon
Luton Town
Notts County

Poor Chelsea snubbed!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on April 22, 2016, 12:35:33 PM
Statement from Lerner today was a pile of tripe as usual.  I can only hope that it is actually his farewell message as the sale of the club is impending… however, we all know that even though Sky is reporting a sale announcement within 48 hours, it is more than likely more bullsh*t, as usual.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on April 24, 2016, 08:37:43 AM
The ever presents in my life - Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton!


33 others that i have seen in the Top tier! God I'm old!  :-\

Middlesbrough
Burnley
Brighton
QPR   
Reading
Hull City
Derby County
Sheff Wed
Cardiff City
Ipswich Town
Fulham
Birmingham
Leeds United
Wolves
Nottm Forest
Blackburn
Bristol City
Bolton
Charlton
Wigan Athletic
Millwall
Coventry
Bradford City
Barnsley
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
Oldham
Blackpool
Oxford
Portsmouth
Wimbledon
Luton Town
Notts County

Off the top of my head I can add Leyton Orient to that list. God I'm old!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: seafoid on April 24, 2016, 08:56:40 AM
The ever presents in my life - Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton!


33 others that i have seen in the Top tier! God I'm old!  :-\

Middlesbrough
Burnley
Brighton
QPR   
Reading
Hull City
Derby County
Sheff Wed
Cardiff City
Ipswich Town
Fulham
Birmingham
Leeds United
Wolves
Nottm Forest
Blackburn
Bristol City
Bolton
Charlton
Wigan Athletic
Millwall
Coventry
Bradford City
Barnsley
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
Oldham
Blackpool
Oxford
Portsmouth
Wimbledon
Luton Town
Notts County

Off the top of my head I can add Leyton Orient to that list. God I'm old!!
Southampton, Norwich, Newcastle
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: From the Bunker on April 24, 2016, 11:38:45 AM
The ever presents in my life - Man U, Liverpool, Arsenal, Spurs, Everton!


33 others that i have seen in the Top tier! God I'm old!  :-\

Middlesbrough
Burnley
Brighton
QPR   
Reading
Hull City
Derby County
Sheff Wed
Cardiff City
Ipswich Town
Fulham
Birmingham
Leeds United
Wolves
Nottm Forest
Blackburn
Bristol City
Bolton
Charlton
Wigan Athletic
Millwall
Coventry
Bradford City
Barnsley
Sheffield United
Swindon Town
Oldham
Blackpool
Oxford
Portsmouth
Wimbledon
Luton Town
Notts County

Off the top of my head I can add Leyton Orient to that list. God I'm old!!
Southampton, Norwich, Newcastle

I don't understand?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on April 24, 2016, 02:16:08 PM
They're in it now. I think he means all the teams that are not in it at the moment.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 20, 2016, 01:11:27 PM
Welcome Dr Tony Xia! Lets hope the rumours of your wealth are true.  I was thinking that villa could easily go down to league 1 but now i have blind optimisim that a swift return is possible.

DiMatteo looks likely to be annouced soon as manager too.  Not too sure about him but willing to give him a chance as he managed to get west brom out of the championship.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 20, 2016, 10:30:32 PM
He's Carson Yeung's hairdresser.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: From the Bunker on May 20, 2016, 10:47:39 PM
Welcome Dr Tony Xia! Lets hope the rumours of your wealth are true.  I was thinking that villa could easily go down to league 1 but now i have blind optimisim that a swift return is possible.

DiMatteo looks likely to be annouced soon as manager too.  Not too sure about him but willing to give him a chance as he managed to get west brom out of the championship.

Di Matteo led MK Dons to third place in League One .They then lost a play-off semi-final on penalties to Scunthorpe United in 2009. In his first season at WBA and  finished second in the Championship in 2009. He won the Champions League and FA Cup with Chelsea in 2012. So he has form and pedigree.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on August 23, 2016, 04:38:11 PM
Dr Tony fairly getting the signings in... think that's 7 now with DeLaet today. Probably one more to come.

He's also became a bit of a twitter celeb with his unusal honesty  ;D
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on July 03, 2017, 03:23:25 PM
John Terry. What an absolute cretin. Wont complain if he performs though.

Biggest ever championship signing?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Taylor on July 03, 2017, 04:14:01 PM
If he performs at half the level he did at Chelsea he will be one of Villa's best ever players!

Massive signing and a sign of the intent to get back in the big time
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Syferus on July 03, 2017, 11:18:00 PM
John Terry. What an absolute cretin. Wont complain if he performs though.

Biggest ever championship signing?

Wolves getting a serious, internationally-rated young talent in Ruben Neves the same day is a far bigger and better piece of business than a egotistical bench-warmer who is well past his best.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: BennyCake on July 03, 2017, 11:24:29 PM
John Terry. What an absolute cretin. Wont complain if he performs though.

Biggest ever championship signing?

Surely Akinfenwa is the biggest ever championship signing?
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Gaffer on July 04, 2017, 08:16:15 AM
If he performs at half the level he did at Chelsea he will be one of Villa's best ever players!

Massive signing and a sign of the intent to get back in the big time

Villa players must have some cracking wives/girlfriends.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Walter Cronc on July 04, 2017, 08:50:01 AM
Coaching badges complete? JT will be the boss by Christmas.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: BennyCake on September 23, 2017, 09:51:10 PM
Had to share this. A recent tweet from the former Villa defender

@ShaunTeale: Redknapp sacked laughing my c**k off ...go and crawl back under your stone saggy bollock face
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on September 24, 2017, 09:38:12 AM
Shame they didn't do the same to Zola?
#Arry'safraud.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on September 25, 2017, 12:00:39 PM
The sacking of Gary Rowett still amazes me. What a balls up.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on September 26, 2017, 06:26:01 AM
You and the rest of the football world. Unbelievable Geoff!!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on May 15, 2018, 10:22:17 PM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: lurganblue on May 16, 2018, 09:45:24 AM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(

Read villa will be allocated 38,000. Id say they will be snapped up quite quickly.

Some great performances over the 2 legs from villa.  I'm sure it wasnt great for the neutral but by god was it tense.  Fulham will rightly be favourites for the final but villa are of course well capable of it.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on May 16, 2018, 09:51:09 AM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(

Read villa will be allocated 38,000. Id say they will be snapped up quite quickly.

Some great performances over the 2 legs from villa.  I'm sure it wasnt great for the neutral but by god was it tense.  Fulham will rightly be favourites for the final but villa are of course well capable of it.

If you’ve been to a game this season you’ll have a good chance. If you’ve been to 3 or more you’re guaranteed. Fulham are probably a better team. Their midfield 3 are excellent and Mitrovic is a cut above the Championship. However Villa have an edge on experience, and as you rightly point out they had some big performances in the Boro games, mainly from those experienced players - Jedinak, Terry, Hutton.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: bigfrank on May 16, 2018, 10:39:34 AM
Been to a few home games this year but all tickets were got from my friends account who actually can't make wembley due to a stag. For the home games he bought maybe 4/5 tickets each time as there was a group of us went,hoping his booking history would meet the criteria needed to get some tickets,how many I don't know,tickets not released to start if next week which isn't ideal when flights and hotels need to be booked too,the joys!
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: ziggy90 on May 16, 2018, 11:03:22 AM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(

Read villa will be allocated 38,000. Id say they will be snapped up quite quickly.

Some great performances over the 2 legs from villa.  I'm sure it wasnt great for the neutral but by god was it tense.  Fulham will rightly be favourites for the final but villa are of course well capable of it.
It wasn't great for the not so neutral either.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Avondhu star on May 16, 2018, 06:34:30 PM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(

Read villa will be allocated 38,000. Id say they will be snapped up quite quickly.

Some great performances over the 2 legs from villa.  I'm sure it wasnt great for the neutral but by god was it tense.  Fulham will rightly be favourites for the final but villa are of course well capable of it.

If you’ve been to a game this season you’ll have a good chance. If you’ve been to 3 or more you’re guaranteed. Fulham are probably a better team. Their midfield 3 are excellent and Mitrovic is a cut above the Championship. However Villa have an edge on experience, and as you rightly point out they had some big performances in the Boro games, mainly from those experienced players - Jedinak, Terry, Hutton.

Fulham are a nice tidy side but there is experience at Villa both on and off the pitch. Not much difference between them in the league. Whoever makes it through will have a lot of buying to do.
Good championship panels but bottom 6 Premiership.
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: shark on May 16, 2018, 07:34:21 PM
Next stop Wembley! What's the chances of getting a ticket? Assume villa and Fulham websites will sell majority and then possibly some on the Wembley site that the touts will likely gather up  :'(

Read villa will be allocated 38,000. Id say they will be snapped up quite quickly.

Some great performances over the 2 legs from villa.  I'm sure it wasnt great for the neutral but by god was it tense.  Fulham will rightly be favourites for the final but villa are of course well capable of it.

If you’ve been to a game this season you’ll have a good chance. If you’ve been to 3 or more you’re guaranteed. Fulham are probably a better team. Their midfield 3 are excellent and Mitrovic is a cut above the Championship. However Villa have an edge on experience, and as you rightly point out they had some big performances in the Boro games, mainly from those experienced players - Jedinak, Terry, Hutton.

Fulham are a nice tidy side but there is experience at Villa both on and off the pitch. Not much difference between them in the league. Whoever makes it through will have a lot of buying to do.
Good championship panels but bottom 6 Premiership.

Bottom 6, bottom 10. Only 1 win in the difference. All 3 promoted sides stayed up last year. Wolves a cert to do the same next year. Cardiff’s style may not work as well in PL, but 1 quality buy can make all the difference
Title: Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
Post by: Boycey on May 17, 2018, 01:12:21 PM
Seen this on Facebook a bit pricey but may interest someone on here who was looking tickets.

https://www.champions-travel.com/championship-playoff-final.html

Incidentally it was advertised at 225 on Facebook but seems to be 289 on their actual site