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  1. ST Renewal

    We are now renewed - taking up a new home in the Doug Ellis upper! Getting too old to tolerate the crowds where we currently sit/stand!
  2. Storm Doris

    I had to avoid a couple of bins on the way to work and a few empty beer cans blew into my front garden. Absolute chaos! On a positive note, I had a couple of cardboard boxes that I needed to get rid of but dear old Doris has helped me out. If you spot a child's car seat box floating around Birmingham then that will be mine.
  3. Cardiff 1 Aston Villa 0

    Whilst that is looking likely let's see what new faces come in this month. We're not out of the playoff race at all yet.
  4. Aston Villa 3 Cardiff City 1

    Clearly Patrick being condescending regarding the previous silences he has 'had' to partake in. Almost similar to the condescending nature in the '9/11' thread... Whilst his next post mocks another member. Welcome back!
  5. Betting Thread.

    I bet you didn't expect to fall upon the richest and most cocksure forum out there!
  6. Grealish to face ban?

    Aren't all the talented players? That being said we aren't good enough to have players like that.
  7. Grealish to face ban?

    I'd be surprised if he missed Reading now seeing how there was nothing said today, but do expect a three-match ban. Resulting in Jack missing one of the biggest games of the season to him. He can only blame one person!
  8. Steve Bruce

    I have been calling for Steve Bruce before Lambert was hired - hope it doesn't backfire now.
  9. Preston 2 Aston Villa 0

    If only Weetwood left instead of Lerner, Fox, Lambert, Garde etc then all this would now be fine!
  10. Barnsley 1 Aston Villa 1

    We have lost more points from a winning position (11) than we have on the board (10) after only 10 games. That is not good enough. That is forgetting the loss after leading against league 2 opposition in the league cup. This is not a gelling issue; this is a mentality issue. One that staff should be addressing. That being said it was on the whole another poor display by a Villa side that look good when going forward, we just don't do it often enough.
  11. Barnsley 1 Aston Villa 1

    f**cking another f*ck up by Gollini! How long do we stick with RDM? Another game we have thrown away. 1 win in 10 championship games including a loss against lower league opposition in the cup. i agree that we need stability but I'd rather not stabilise while being unable to win.
  12. 40 Jack Grealish

    No arrests were made meaning nothing illegal happened and the source (presumably the one that cashed in on the story) stated that Grealish did not use the nitrous oxide. So whilst Grealish is in the papers again for the wrong reasons all I see from this story is that Grealish waited until after the Ipswich game to celebrate his 21st. I just feel it is Jack's name that brings these non-stories rather than the actual event.
  13. Sheffield Wednesday 1 Aston Villa 0

    We could all lose our sh*t and drop into a deep depression over the loss but the Championship is a tough league. We came up against a side that were close to going up last season and had a fantastic home record. In this league everyone will lose games and drop points when least expected. The fact that the majority of fans on here would have taken a draw before the game should be a sign that this was a difficult place to visit. First half we were poor. Ayew and Bacuna allowed the Wednesday fullbacks time and space down the line leaving a 2 on 1 situation almost every time they came forward. They could pick their crosses out. We couldn't get a hold of the ball and were chasing shadows for long periods. Yet we defended resolutely and went into the break level. At the break I personally would have bought on either Grealish or Green for Bacuna and told them to run at the fullbacks preventing their marauding runs forward. Second half we picked up as I expected. We started to use the ball and actually have a go at their back line. Hutchinson should have been sent off for a numerous of challenges worth a booking including a clear body check on Hutton, which would have been a yellow if he hadn't already been booked, and a clear pull on Baker's shirt in the penalty area that the linesman had a clear view to. Ayew had a few chances where he could have squared the ball and instead opted for a difficult shot. Bacuna surprisingly had a half decent second half; he was non-existent in the first. Couldn't fault Gollini until his miss kick and I also feel he should have stayed on his feet longer when Forristieri was through. He made it too easy for him to finish. Cissokho and Hutton were left two on one for the majority of the game so unfair to criticise too much. Although I don't feel they attempted to close down crosses enough and offered very little going forward. Elphick and Baker generally did what they needed to. Elphick had a good chance to put us in the lead though and turned his back on the ball as he made contact. Gardner and Westwood are way too lightweight in the middle of the park. Gardner almost invisible until his substitution. I get that Westwood is disliked and people will look for anything to make it his fault - I look past that now. One member hates Westwood yet suggested we sign Leon Britton... Ayew and Bacuna left our fullbacks exposed time and time again although Bacuna did seem to offer a bit more in the second half. Gestede won many flick ons which McCormack was trying to play off but both lack any feel service. The one chance McCormack did have I felt he took his time to take the shot allowing the defender back in. Overall, it isn't the worst result or performance we have seen over the past 12 months against a difficult opponent. It will take time to change the losing mentality but there was there were definitely some positives to take away from this result.
  14. Sheffield Wednesday 1 Aston Villa 0

    I am slightly concerned that we are continually being overrun down the wings, there is little to no support from Bacuna and Ayew allowing Wednesday's fullbacks the time they want to pick a cross out. Whilst we are putting challenges in in the middle of the park we aren't winning them and giving away plenty of silly fouls. Almost like its a token effort. I have liked some of McCormack's runs off the ball but as usual we are too slow in possession and it comes to nothing. That being said, we haven't played well but are still well in this game and the longer it goes on with it being level I fancy us to push further and further forward. It will take time to turn around the mentality from last season.
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