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Everything posted by markymark

  1. Perfect start, 3 points and a clean sheet. Needed that looking at the other results. UTV
  2. New manager, new start. Very excited about today, going positive 2-0 Villa.
  3. Check out this post from Aston Villa Football Club https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/november/16/steven-gerrard-press-conference/
  4. There are no guarantees in life and all managerial appointments are a gamble. However, Gerrard as both a player and as a manager demonstrates one undeniable quality/characteristic he is a winner.
  5. Last Villa manager to win their first game? John Gregory.
  6. Check out this post from Aston Villa Football Club https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/november/15/watch--steven-gerrard-interview/
  7. Aston Villa are pleased to welcome Gary McAllister (Assistant Head Coach), Michael Beale (Assistant Head Coach), Tom Culshaw (Technical Coach), Scott Mason (Lead Analyst) and Jordan Milsom (Head of Fitness and Conditioning) to the club as part of Steven Gerrard’s backroom staff. Austin MacPhee, Aaron Danks and Neil Cutler will also remain at the club.
  8. Aston Villa Football Club is delighted to announce the appointment of Steven Gerrard as our new Head Coach.
  9. Agree Roger, it was time for DS to go. Don't understand all the angst about him getting the sack. He leaves us in 16th place in the table and in a downward spiral. To people saying he would have reversed the trend please provide evidence to this rather than a 'feeling or he was a villa fan'. I look forward to the appointment of the heir apparent Steven Gerrard. Villa are bigger than any one person. UTV.
  10. Erik ten Hag would be my dream appointment but probably too big a jump.
  11. Frank Lampard from the list of obvious candidates.
  12. Neil Warnock's available now.
  13. Got to admit I didn't think they'd sack him. Obviously, sad it came to this as it means Villa as a club/team are struggling. However, we now have two weeks to identify and appoint a new manager to hopefully reverse the downward spiral and get Villa back on course. UTV
  14. Aston Villa Football Club can confirm that the Club have parted company with Head Coach Dean Smith. Dean was appointed Villa Head Coach just over three years ago in October 2018 and led the Club back to the Premier League via the play-offs in his first season in charge following a club-record ten-match winning sequence towards the end of that campaign. The following season, he kept Villa in the top flight while also leading the team out at the Carabao Cup Final at Wembley, narrowly losing 2-1 to Manchester City. CEO Christian Purslow said: “When Dean joined us in October 2
  15. Markymark sorry man your bang on,even though it's relatively early in the season we dont seem to be learning anything,do the players seem interested?and WTF was on that note passed around?discarded by Watkins only to be rammed down Ming,s sock?pizza choices for the ride home,!! Bailey to me seems a more expensive Charles N,Zogbia,Ings is injury prone and Buendia ain't performing imo they were bought attempting to appease the fans with Grealish,s jumping ship, Unless there is a big big improvement I can see us being bottom come Christmas, And wtf does the "dead ball expert" do?
  16. I agree with you that his actions recently like changing systems, players and dropping Mings in particular suggest a manager running out of ideas and the body language of our players has been just terrible recently. I also think that if a decision was to be made the sooner the better in this international break. I think the problem with a Howe is that everybody knows he's a temporary man, a bit like Ole at United you just don't see him having the personality and presence to be the right long term fit. If we did change we have to thread very carefully and find the right man. I'd
  17. Not particularly championing Eddie Howe but, in fairness he did a spectacular job at Bournemouth taking over a team on the verge of relegation from the football league up to the EPL and remained there for 4 or 5 seasons before finally being relegated. If he could achieve that with Bournemouth what could someone of that ilk achieve if they had been afforded the finances (over £300 million) and support DS has been given at a club like Villa? What is clear from the players body language/performance, chopping and changing of players and formations and most importantly RESULTS is that DS
  18. Does anyone actually think DS is still the man for the job, remembering this season was supposed to be all about pushing for European qualification?
  19. Carried on from WHU game very lucky to survive to half time only 0-1 down and with 11 on the pitch, 2 world class saves by Martinez,was their keeper trouble? Bailey left Cash out to dry,AEL Bailey and Buendia cause me concern,they should not be on the field together,a slught improvement 2and half but the damage had been done I think there is something very wrong at Villa Park,and if we ain't careful a relegation scrap sur seems on the cards. UTV Freddy, me thinks we can safely safe were in a relegation scrap.
  20. Really is a big game for Villa, defeat and other results going against us could see us in the bottom 3 for the international break. A long way from the team which was supposed to 'kick on' from last seasons 11th place finish and attempt to qualify for Europe. The team is a complete mess with no identifiable formation or starting 11, combined with the axing of the skipper Mings it cannot be a collective dressing room. A draw at best for me, but if I was betting I'd have to go with a Southampton win.
  21. Time for DS to go. But he'll still be in place against Southampton. It appears we're in for a struggle at the wrong end of the table. Shame, all the progress made is now being lost.
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