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Everything posted by JustRich

  1. Which I fully understand, I think people often forget that these lads are just human. However when you're sitting on £350,000k a week and you demand the money back if you take a wage cut for a bloody couple of months, I think it's downright pathetic when there are millions out there genuinely struggling to survive on what they have. I'm hoping this situation makes football pop and have to start from scratch with wage restrictions in place. Don't forget players have sponsorships as well, and get god knows how much free stuff, it's crazy. I know a professional footballer in league one (on loan in league two) and they're not being asked to take a cut because he's not on all that much, probably just over 50k a year roughly, still a lot of money, but when it's the household income... Not so much
  2. I was wondering whether this would happen or not and I'd be disappointed if they chose to furlough staff so fair play to them. Makes more sense for players (who aren't playing or training at the minute) to reduce their wage so that ordinary folk can still get their normal wage. I see Arsenal players are taking a 12.5% cut, that they get back over a 6 month period. Which is pathetic. The likes of Ozil will still be on over £300.000 a WEEK. Pathetic
  3. If they can restart before the end of May, then they could finish the season by the end of July. Have a 2-3 week break, and get into the next season a few weeks later than planned, have the usual winter break and finish the season later. However, a few footballers have stated that if football resumes they need a month of pre season, otherwise give it three games and everyone will be injured. Which is a fair point. I think it's inevitable that the season will be void at this rate. You can't play behind closed doors and expect hundreds, if not thousands, to turn up outside like Valencia fans did. Plus the fact staff and players are still catching it/recovering from it, it wouldn't be fair
  4. Jack's '70mill transfer' was never on. Bored of the link now. United think they can bully clubs into selling players, and it wouldn't surprise me if they were the ones feeding the papers.
  5. JustRich


    I think they'll play out the end of this season whenever feasible, if that means playing the remaining fixtures and jumping straight into the following season with little or no break, then so be it. Money talks. I'm against scrapping the season BUT if things continue for too long there's no other option. Ending the season with current standings just isn't right on any team and I can't see a vote being passed for it
  6. Yup, need the right manager in place. And no director of football.
  7. Smith won't be sacked. Purslow is adamant to keep him on. At every fan forum he does he talks about how smith is a Villa fan, building for the future blah blah blah. Problem with that is that we need to stay up right now. Not in 5 years.
  8. Up until now I've been positive (God knows why) about us staying up. Now I have absolutely no hope. Same old sh*t tactics. Same old sh*t zonal marking. Same old sh*t players. Same late subs. Smith hasn't got a clue in this league whatsoever. Guilbert has been destroyed yet again. Jack's head is up his arse. He's been dog sh*t. Mings has turned into a bag of w*nk. Engels isn't much better. Clueless positioning. Hourihane ineffective in this league. No support for Samatta. 140mill wasted. Should have kept a few of the lads we released, not bothered to send green and o'hare on loan and spent more to get Philips and Benrahma, as well as bringing in Cahill - oh but no he was too old wasn't he? Sorry, where are Palace?! f*ck this. Fed the f*ck up of watching the same old tripe.
  9. I want to like Smith, I really do. But his tactics are p*ss poor. Benitez in
  10. Which is fair enough, but when a mistake leads to a direct goal it should be. Look at the Bournemouth game the other day, they'd gone right up the other end and okaged several minutes before play was dragged back. Ridiculous
  11. I'd definitely say 5 wins minimum, but like freddy said - where from?
  12. We're crap away from home and they're in decent form. Recipe for disaster
  13. Agreed. Because all Baston did was nesrly gift them a goal, twice.
  14. We played so well in parts that it truly makes it more gutting. Drinkwater needs to be sent back to Chelsea, he's one of the worst players I've ever seen in claret and blue. Waste of a loan. Atkinson was sh*t yet again. Aurier should've been carded. Moura should've been carded. And var? Don't even get me started. The handball against sanchez wasn't checked but both of their penalty shouts were checked? How is that fair? And that's one of the softest penalties you'll ever see. It's a f**cking contact sport and the guy is going down before Engels' foot touches him.
  15. I've said it before and I'll say it again, suso has to go. I don't see what he brings to the table? I get we've got to be careful because we spent a lot in the summer. But why panic buy another striker when we have Davis and Vassilev? He's absolute dog sh*t! He's another Jota? Will never play and when he does will look distinctly average. Save the f**cking wages for christ sake and play some youth players. Edit. I'll just add, that if... And it's a huge if obviously. If, we stay up and win the cup. We'd be in Europe.....there is no way this squad is anywhere near good enough for that. So why panic buy crap when we could go with what we have and invest in the summer accordingly on QUALITY. which is desperately what we need. We don't need another 13 players. We could get another 4 in for 80-100mill that would make a huge difference
  16. Only one English team has either won or finished runner up in an English competition in every decade since the 1880's and that's Villa. What an incredible statistic
  17. Hands up who was on the pitch? Becoming a second home Wembley isn't it?!
  18. Seriously hope we buy Tuanzebe in the summer. Definitely better than Hause.
  19. I thought we looked much better. We close down quickly. When we lost the ball, we tried to win it back quickly. We actually showed an impetus to win the game instead of sitting deep. Guilbert at fault for their goal yet again. Hope we stay up even if for the fact we'd be able to buy much better players in key positions. Reina - quality btw
  20. Need more energy and commitment in midfield, with players who can keep the ball (McGinn) Add to the fact that our wing backs are crap, the amount of space we leave open is laughable. Leaves it hard to maintain any kind of shape going forward. Players keep playing out of position and not getting a run of games with the same formation/position. It's becoming so evident that suso bought these players, not Smith. As he's still, 23 games in, trying to find their best positions and formation. Which is what will relegate us imo
  21. Would rather Giroud a hundred times over.
  22. Suso needs to go imo. The recruitment has been horrific. Compare ours to wolves and its so damn depressing
  23. Aii I remember that, wanted 50mill to spend and got rejected. Beginning of our end.
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