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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #765 on: May 27, 2018, 12:55:28 AM »
Pity that Wolves will be the only Birmingham area team in the PL next season with West Brom gone down and Villa still stuck in second gear. that said, Wolves look fully able to compete for a mid-table place next season with a few buys. No reason for them to sell star players like Neves or Jota. They have the core of a very young and exciting team to build around now.
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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #766 on: May 27, 2018, 01:12:08 AM »
Pity that Wolves will be the only Birmingham area team in the PL next season with West Brom gone down and Villa still stuck in second gear. that said, Wolves look fully able to compete for a mid-table place next season with a few buys. No reason for them to sell star players like Neves or Jota. They have the core of a very young and exciting team to build around now.

Jota is on loan, but your point it well made. Wolves will finish top 12 for sure. Villa could be in bother now. Spending limitations due to FFP mean they will have massive turnover in their squad. From those playing today Johnstone, Terry, Hutton, Snodgrass, Grabban and Omonah will all be gone. Chester and Grealish will get offers from lower half Premier League teams, although I donít think Grealish will leave.

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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #767 on: May 27, 2018, 01:19:11 AM »
Pity that Wolves will be the only Birmingham area team in the PL next season with West Brom gone down and Villa still stuck in second gear. that said, Wolves look fully able to compete for a mid-table place next season with a few buys. No reason for them to sell star players like Neves or Jota. They have the core of a very young and exciting team to build around now.
In any division the Villa Brum Wolves Baggies derbies were always good battles.. Mid table is ambitious but the way the Premiership has gone it's top six and then 14  teams fighting to make 40 points
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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #768 on: May 27, 2018, 01:20:04 AM »
Pity that Wolves will be the only Birmingham area team in the PL next season with West Brom gone down and Villa still stuck in second gear. that said, Wolves look fully able to compete for a mid-table place next season with a few buys. No reason for them to sell star players like Neves or Jota. They have the core of a very young and exciting team to build around now.

Jota is on loan, but your point it well made. Wolves will finish top 12 for sure. Villa could be in bother now. Spending limitations due to FFP mean they will have massive turnover in their squad. From those playing today Johnstone, Terry, Hutton, Snodgrass, Grabban and Omonah will all be gone. Chester and Grealish will get offers from lower half Premier League teams, although I donít think Grealish will leave.

Jota's loan was made permanent in January. It becomes effective July 1st.

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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #769 on: May 27, 2018, 08:20:10 AM »
First half was typical Bruce and it was atrocious. Handed Fulham the initiative. Second half was better but couldn't make the break through and so don't deserve to go up. It's now a long hard road for villa. Next year's team will be unrecognisable to the one that played yesterday. Hope we can keep Grealish but I honestly wouldn't blame him for moving on. Much too good for that league. Systematically fouled yesterday.

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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #770 on: May 27, 2018, 09:23:51 AM »
Pity that Wolves will be the only Birmingham area team in the PL next season with West Brom gone down and Villa still stuck in second gear. that said, Wolves look fully able to compete for a mid-table place next season with a few buys. No reason for them to sell star players like Neves or Jota. They have the core of a very young and exciting team to build around now.

Jota is on loan, but your point it well made. Wolves will finish top 12 for sure. Villa could be in bother now. Spending limitations due to FFP mean they will have massive turnover in their squad. From those playing today Johnstone, Terry, Hutton, Snodgrass, Grabban and Omonah will all be gone. Chester and Grealish will get offers from lower half Premier League teams, although I donít think Grealish will leave.

Jota's loan was made permanent in January. It becomes effective July 1st.

Didnít realise that!

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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #771 on: June 06, 2018, 12:30:03 PM »
Yeah so my severe apprehension around the play-off final was well justified.  Appears Villa now don't have a pot to piss in and couldn't even pay their taxes. Wyness (CEO) has been suspended (not 100% sure why at the minute) and there is an emergency meeting being held today with an insolvency specialist. 

Lots of talk that the owner is no longer able to draw funds out of China after a govt change in policy and even more talk about a possible take over.  It's an absolute shambles.

https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/inside-story-behind-aston-villa-12655774
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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #772 on: June 06, 2018, 05:40:03 PM »
Welcome to the world of Bummie football.
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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #773 on: October 11, 2018, 08:15:34 PM »
I see Doug Ellis passed away.

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« Reply #774 on: October 12, 2018, 10:14:30 AM »
Questions that shouldn't be asked shouldn't be answered

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Re: The Official Aston Villa supporters thread
« Reply #775 on: October 12, 2018, 10:18:35 AM »
He was certainly a man who loved villa and for all the negatives that you see written about him he certainly helped to develop the club. As a fan i was usually left frustrated with him in that i felt the club didn't over extend itself in the pursuit of success.  In hindsight, and with the owners since, it is clear to see that over extension is to risk the club itself.

RIP Doug