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Everything posted by LukeReeves92

  1. Can't wait for this. Just hope the lads not on international duty get some rest. I think this break will do the likes of lansbury, tuanzebe, Carroll, Davis, Chester, Green etc etc the world of good having 2 weeks training with Smith. Smith will be able to get them up to speed and playing to his tune. It has to be a villa win although I know Blackburn are a battling team more then capable of scoring through the likes of Graham and Dack. Saying that I'm sure Mings and whelan will be hard to beat right now. UTV come on boys keep climbing. Also worth a mention a few of the teams around us are playing each other on the same day which makes things even more important.
  2. This ^^ For me whelan was man of the match. Best I've seen him in a villa top. Mcginn and grealish compliment each other so well. The defence was solid, Mings and Hause are as solid as a rock. Can't see them losing their places to anyone. Tammy is a ball ache for any defense in this league his effort is so refreshing and to top it off kienan Davis gets some game time. What a day. Role on Blackburn in what has to be a win if we are to finish in the playoffs. We have a hard run in until the end of the season so these games are the must wins. UTV
  3. What great result. Just as teams around us seem to be dropping off we seem to be picking up. Couldn't fault a player on the pitch yesterday, i normally worry with Taylor playing left back but i even think he looked confident and better yesterday. Special shout out to Mcginn as well, what a bargain buy he has been. UTV
  4. This has to be a win when you look at the form table. Boro are starting to drop points and were starting to look very good both defensively and going forward. Id go with the same team, love that Green is getting more game time. Im confident he will get better and better. I would possibly be tempted to change Hourihane for Whelan, again just for a rest i think we should take advantage of having options. I also think Whelan playing behind Mcginn and Grealish would give them the freedom and confidence to go forward. Come on villa, lets beat them and beat them convincingly, get at them from the get go and lets make a proper go off getting into those playoffs. I expect another huge home crowd for this one as well. Love that watching the villa has become enjoyable again. UTV!
  5. I think it has. Also the couple of wins and great performance against Derby has helped. Its a bluenose nightmare that their pr*ck fan judasing Jack brought together their arch rivals to have a right good go at getting into those play offs.
  6. If I was smithy I'd be tempted to drop adomah and whelan for green and McGinn. Only because they could probably do with the break. Either way it'll be a tough game tomorrow, hopefully Joe Lolley don't turn up. Obviously we need all 3 points but I'd be happy with 1, can't fault the lads in the last 2 games. Come on villa.
  7. Some very respected pundits like shearer and neville have said the hammer needs to come down on them. Deduction is a possibility. In one day blues have gone from an irrelevance to everyone to nationally hated. That cretin who did it was joined by another on twitter going on about grealishs dead brother and there's even a video of racism being shouted at tammy. Well done blues, acted with class... Again. So proud of the Lads, looked dodgy in one or 2 areas on the pitch but after the incident they stayed composed and done the job. I think that game yesterday will bring everyone together at the club again and we'll push for the playoffs with everything we have got. Cheers blues, stay classy villa.
  8. What a day. Grealish the boyhood villa fan brushes of the judas punch from a pr*ck wearing a zulu jacket to score the winner. Role on forest and boro.
  9. Hate playing these lot. I don't even want to predict the outcome just hope tammy and Jack are on absolute fire. UTV
  10. Grealish whelan Hourihane Mings Hause tammy in fact sod it the whole 11 were great. Whelan played his best game in a villa shirt for me and Mings is unlikely to sign permanently but my god I wish he would. Hause has been immense, he will be cheap and good to have around next year. UTV
  11. Supposedly Smith didn't want him to go on loan but Callum wanted to take a similar path to Grealish who went on loan to Notts County if you remember. Jack seems to be the go to guy for the younger lads, they all ask him for advice and look up to him which is why Jack is so valuable for us. This lad knows that Jack is very good mates with Alli at Spurs, read into whatever you like there but i don't like it lol.
  12. Its mad this subject has come back up today. I was in a delivery van with Callum O'Hares cousin today who happened to be a bluenose. He told me Callum is completely dedicated to breaking into our first team 11. He even instigated the loan move because he was making the match day squads (with no game time) which meant he couldn't play midweek with the U23s so he wasn't playing often at all. This cousin said that Callum is the all round professional, he never drinks his always training and it really gets him down when he is on the bench and doesn't get any minutes. Callum was even a bluenose up until he was signed by the villa and now he loves the club. He even showed me a picture and Callum wearing his villa top on Xmas day lol. He told me loads about not just Callum but about the villa as a whole and it seems fairly positive.
  13. The dreamer in me is thinking if we do Derby and all the other teams drop points the tables will look a lot better for us. Especially with blues coming up after Derby. Get Jack and Carroll a good 45 mins game time each and I hope elmo plays well to. He needs a good performance at right back.
  14. Tough one this is. 1 1 for me. Get grealish back in the 11 ffs it's been to long now. UTV
  15. 1st half was scarily bad and the second half we were by far the better team and should of took all 3 points. Hourihane responded well to his critics and Hause and el ghazi played well to.
  16. That second half is all the fans want to see. Some fight and bottle. Some good football in there then as well, dare I say it but hopefully the players carry that on into the next game.
  17. Who knows mate. All I know is the last how many managers have failed to get anything going either. Let's just see what happens in the summer. I really do think we are that bad. Not to mention 1 man up top. This isn't no 4 3 3.
  18. Couldn't agree more. Worst team we've had In my life time. There's f*ck all about these lot, feel sorry for the few decent players there are cos right now they are being let down by the sh*t around them.
  19. With what Smith has said in the mail over the last couple of days anyone who does want 4 4 2 can forget it. I have no clue why but I think we will win 1 0 today. I think we'll take the lead early on for some reason. I'm just not happy that the season feels over in February. Would also love Hourihane to score a belter, I'm intrigued to see what his attitude and performance will be like today. Either way UTV.
  20. I agree Larry but if Tottenham come back in or someone else in the Premier League we cant deprive him of a move as we are a championship team. Also as much as id love Grealish to stay, we have no more parachute payments after this season which i think means that we can spend what we make. So if Grealish goes for 25-30 mil that could be 5-6-7 players that we could be screaming out for. You look at that team with the loans, out of contract, under performing and ageing players i really think we could see between 10-15 players leave. I think the villa will be the busiest team in the summer transfer window, they have to be going on that.
  21. I think Dean needs to realise the team he's picking isn't capable of this playing it out from the back football without axel and jack. Just go back to basics 4 4 2, let Davis have a go, pick our 2 most willing midfielders and pick one of the 4 wingers we have in el ghazi, green, adomah and Ramsey. I genuinely believe that would change a few things. As I've said before look at the blues, average squad, play 4 4 2 with a big man and little man playing off each other up top and doing very well (apart from last week against Bolton which does happen in this league). Going back to the meaning of this subject of the youth/academy, for those that don't know much about them or watch them I suggest you do. Some very very tidy players in there that imo deserve at least a cameo appearance like Ramsey. I'm not saying they will be the next big thing but they definitely offer younger legs and lots of energy.
  22. I cant have that Smith has told certain players they will be off in the summer. Surely no manager is that stupid. I just think this lack of effort thing is actually the players not being good enough. Mid table championship players at best. For 25 odd minutes on saturday they were holding there own and looked decent but the first goal killed the game off. Us fans will always speculate whats going on behind the scenes but truth is we will never know.
  23. The sad thing about this whole situation down the villa is that the defence have looked a lot better the last couple of games. Hause played well saturday and Mings and Elphick are solid enough. Its the midfield thats now the issue. No Grealish or Mcginn means no creativity or fight. Id say play Ramsey again but im sure we have played him out wide in the u23s. Hopefully Carroll is fit and Whelan and Hourihane are professional enough to ignore the boos.
  24. 2 1 Stoke. We'll play the same playing out from the back bollocks with tammy on his own up top. No mcginn means no fight from midfield. Dont even look forward to it sadly. Either way UTV, I hope for the best. Play the kids smithy.
  25. We've shipped some of the ones with most potential out mate (I'm guessing for game time and experience) and I don't think any player should be wrapped up in cotton wool but you could argue its best to keep them away at the moment. Things are getting toxic again, that Hourihane booing was mad, its hard to feel sorry for a millionaire but I did. I really think we should just forget this season. Whatever manager bought some of this sh*t shouldn't work again. The best players on that pitch yesterday were loaned players, that says it all. Tyrone mings was head and shoulders above them all so fair play to Smith for getting him in. It's horrible to watch and I said yesterday I won't be going again this year home or away. I don't like what I'm seeing and it genuinely ruins my weekend.
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