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Everything posted by hOltENdR

  1. lets see... please note, these are off the top of my head as i think back, so please dont hate if i forget a significant name that i probably should of put in. GK - Given LB - N. Taylor CB - Vlaar CB - Clark RB - Hutton LW - Ash Young CM - Delph CM - Petrov RW - Grealish ST - Gabby ST - Benteke wonder how this will compare to others, really struggled to get an 11 together in all fairness, thought of Milner instead of Delph but he left in 2010 so didnt feel he counted, similarly with the likes of McGinn only having a season and a bit for us, those i picked have had imo 2/3/4 seasons of being decent for us.
  2. Tweet from Rice after the game "Thank you. Got to say, stadium atmosphere was brilliant. Great set of fans. Passionate 👍" Game wasnt the best, my prediction of a goal fest was on point 😄 i'll go back to my corner... Dont see why we left it so late to put the pressure on, waited til injury time before we really started to turn the screw, even 10 minutes before might of given them a problem. Still, a point is welcomed, kept Anderson and Co quiet, dont remember Heaton being troubled.
  3. I look at our fixture list, especially in and around November and this game looks a must win, I worry about Snodgrass, he'll get a good reception but lets not make him feel too good about himself eh? 😂 seen some on the facebook groups asking if we should sing his song id take a scrappy 1-0, have a feeling we might see a few goals? havent seen much of west ham to predict how they'll approach it... but seeing there recent games, hammered by Man City, beat Norwich who beat City, I gave up guessing results years ago
  4. Ok so i didnt see this topic until today so i'll put my thoughts across on the subject... As some might remember I used to be part of the furniture on this forum, first as a member getting the word around, then as a mod and eventually admin before i decided to stop which was for many different reasons..., In the very early days there were literally only a handful of active members, the forum was new, villa were on the rise and it made it easy to bring the numbers in, for the most part it was myself, The Aston Villian and a few other semi regular posters along with Stu and Karl. Alot of free time and effort went into making the forum what it was, Often we would be sitting on the forums for days on end talking to ourselves for the most part... something that from my personal stand point went somewhat under appreciated, I went against the grain for some but we made it work in the end. Some things i will keep private as there are no gains in picking at old wounds but when i stopped using the forum, I was actually quite hurt for the way it ended for me here. It was tho i felt for the good of the group, friction was being created on the forum with some members and for the risk of being that guy that says i told you so, fact is, i seen what was coming, i didnt like or agree with the way it was going, i made my feelings clear and this is the result. If the forum does close it will be a shame, some great people were met through the community, I will admit i took the place for granted at some points, I always felt it would be here anytime i wanted to come back, I didnt expect it to be some 3-4 years later but life takes over, habits change and what was a regular routine becomes nothing more than a memory. something that is true for alot that have come and gone im sure. I just wanted to take the chance while the forum is still here to explain a little as to why i havent been around. I left with no fall outs with anyone which i can guarantee wouldnt of been the case had i stuck around. Added the fact i changed jobs which made it very difficult to attend games - my last season as a ST holder i missed 5-6 games altogether and failed to see a kick off for much of the season, another factor that with the growing ill feeling towards the forum made it an easy decision to step away for it. My big regret tho which i want to make known here is that i completely cut everyone off, those that became friends here i simply ignored, I did become a bit of a recluse figure it was a difficult time for me mentally and i could of handled it all better, but thats a whole different story... i can only apologise to those people who will know who they are. So whats next? i see the topic as a couple of months old Stu, whats the situation?
  5. Newcastle above villa? All credibility lost... Edit* Uefa Europa league winners for Villa? come on Guessing this list is live? Man Utd 1st now
  6. admittedly its a been a couple of seasons since i last drove to VP, i found the bottom of cuckoo rd was a good place, just over the bridge opposite power league, little walk passed the king edward and the back of the addies (both now gone) not usually a problem driving in and out my way home - passing star city onto the spine rd towards the fort retail park.
  7. Robbed of a point but it wasnt a great performance, Had Heaton to thank that it was only 1-0 at that point with a couple of good saves, i dont think we offered much threat. Had to be Ayew tho, said it before the game.
  8. When you've got players like Kevin De Bruyne saying they dont understand it we have no chance. Seems to favour the defending team in most situations? as seen so far this season its more lenient for defenders, Surely it should be consistent for both sides
  9. I like that idea... sky+ it and watch it depending on the result, option of skipping the dull moments too. :thumbup:
  10. Delph is on the bench for tonight... will probably get a few minutes well after the game is disjointed, i hate these games... it will tell us nothing about how the team will move forward, 2nd half will be a joke as each team makes changes left right and centre, It will be boring, pointless, probably end up 0-0 and everyone will say how much we missed Steven Gerrard. I wont be watching it, My only wish from this game and the next actually is that Fab returns to Birmingham not sporting any kind of injury.
  11. Swansea V Aston Villa Saturday 26th April 2014 - KO 3pm Match chat and predictions.
  12. always get a couple of idiots, i would doubt the whole weekend went in complete silence, not excusing that as the guys that started shouting, and those that decided to shout for them to shut up spoilt what should of been the whole football community coming together to show support and respect as one. did you manage to stay awake to take in the game? lol since you spent the majority of the day sleeping..! :
  13. Poor display from the majority yesterday, tactics wrong, subs at the wrong time, 82nd minute and 5 after there goal was far too late imo. Holt done another 90 mins? i dont think thats ideal but to be fair to him he wasnt to worst performer, never really seen gabby take on anyone which was disappointing, but was rarely in the position to, some of the lads just looked lost, the shape was... well i dont know what it was, gabby was at LB at some stages as someone else said earlier, far too many times there was only holt or even nobody in their half, we set up to score none, we could still be playing now and we wouldnt have scored yet. if thats the level we are at now and form continues, we are (or will be) in trouble despite what some of the most optimistic people think.
  14. £2.40 from Birmingham Int - New Street...
  15. I actually think this is an intelligent move by lambert, and shows he might be learning. Hoolahan is a 'decent' player, he has a wealth of experience and already understands lamberts methods, we have lost a lot of senior influence from the squad without replacing them so IMO for the money and what he can bring to the team both on and off the pitch I would welcome him.
  16. Sounds like it's going to be a day/night to remember. Or not depending on alcohol intake.
  17. I pointed out months ago that lamberts media speak was just a loop, he has a pre- set patter and only changes details like names of clubs where applicable. Westwood got man of the match and only played 50 odd minutes, I'm not blaming Lambo for that but it says a lot about the other 10 lads. Harsh to lose to a laps gasp goal but 2nd half we deserved nothing, how many times this season have we been ok for 1 half and p*ss poor in the other?
  18. They had the ale put back in soon after our night there, as far as I know still do it, I'll tell them you guys expect ale so if not in they will sort some out I'm sure.
  19. West Brom V Aston Villa Premier League The Hawthorns Monday 25th November - KO @ 20:00 Match Chat & Predictions
  20. some stewards dont help matters either, like to play god for the day, ive had more probs at away games but im sure they exist within VP.
  21. so 3 people got kicked and the rest left in protest? paints a slightly different story to that told at the time... Brigada are IMHO a group that try to do good but through misguided judgement go about it all the wrong way, i was at a next gen game a while back and they were in attendance with decent following for a youth game, the atmosphere they seem to create is not a very friendly not that night anyway, I was there with family and friends who wanted to move away from the area as they felt intimidated, many others complained also. thats the only first hand example i can give from my own experience of them, I can only say choosing any lower tier seat and expect to prove a point by persistent standing, singing/chanting etc (good natured banter or abuse) is not a great idea, unless there intention is to be known as a problem group with known troublemakers, if thats it, then they are doing all the right things so far, but we will all suffer in the end.
  22. his name was Luke something? Anyway, differing views on this as expected, but for me the fact these guys chose a value area of the ground made them an easy target, L8 being classed as the cheap seats as loyal pointed out, added to the fact its a Lower tier and very much viewable by TV camera's etc the club has to act to cover themselves, At Rotherham with only 22,000 the wings of the holte were hardly brimming to the seems and these people would of stood out, the game was televised (although not in the UK), so they were ejected... what makes that different from us lot in the upper IMHO... well, its the 2nd most expensive area, its always full, never any problems with injury etc (unless your Anne of course, Sorry!) but most importantly... its out of sight to 99% of TV coverage, so its easy to let us get on with it, out of sight out of mind?
  23. I just cant find the desire to watch England play anymore, hope there is a stream for Belgium V Frogs, might be a bit more interested in that tbh.
  24. I was a David Tenant fan, havent watched it since he left, the other guy could of been good, i just didnt like the look of him, lol this one... top secret isnt it??
  25. IF all goes well, this time next week this topic will be closed!
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