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dorset lion last won the day on June 29 2020

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  1. Are we not more or less on schedule for what the owners planned ? A lot of the players we have recruited will go for a healthy profit if sold, the academy looks on the cusp of giving the first team some real quality and we are now re-established as a premier league team. Big changes are the last thing we need, we require fine tuning in our midfield. I think the days of Luiz and McGinn both been certs for a starting place are numbered.
  2. I wasn't convinced Smith was the man to take us forward, I was convinced that we'd be ok this season once the injuries had cleared up a bit and that is why I think sacking Smith with such a woeful list of potential replacements could be a big mistake. Its increasingly looking like Gerrard and we haven't a clue how he'll perform in a competitive league and if he's any good we know where he'll be going the moment Klopp steps down. Unless there is a lot we don't know surely it would have been better to make any changes in the summer.
  3. Deano seems to have hit on something with this system, we are creating so many chances now and with real quality on the bench players know they have to perform. UTV
  4. Onwards and upwards, the project took a bit of a knock, Grealish is yesterdays news. I see a lot of reasons to think we can improve on last seasons 55 points, where that sticks us I do not know but most seasons another 3 wins would see us challenging for the top 4 and that should be our aim. UTV
  5. Keep Grealish, keep Grealish and keep Grealish would be my three. Of all the players we've been connected to Ward-Prowse is the only one who improves our first eleven and as much as I'd love to sign him that deal seems dead, we have a lot of players that wont start much unless there are injuries, I see little point in adding more. We keep being told we have some great youngsters, I'd like to see a lot more of them this season.
  6. Sky are reporting that City have bid £100 million for Kane, I'd be surprised if they are going to part with that kind of cash twice in one window. As for McGinn this might be heresy around here but he hasn't been the player we saw in the Championship very often this past two seasons, he and Luis were average at best in far too many games last season. There's talent in both, I'd like to keep both for now but if a silly offer came in for either I'd sell.
  7. Tammy coming in would certainly create some competition up front but its the midfield and wings that need improving or we'll just have another isolated striker. Jack aside not one of the players in those areas has consistently performed well, we need a couple of genuine 40 million pound players in the middle.
  8. I'd welcome European football next season for all the reasons Markymark has pointed out, but Its going to take one hell of a turnaround in form looking at the teams we have left to play. I'll be happy enough with a strong finish to the season, a good summer in the transfer window and then hopefully see what this lot can do in front of a packed Villa Park when next year anything less than European football will be seen as a failure.
  9. We came up without a team, you can't recruit the amount of players we had to recruit these past two summers, remain with FFP and buy ready made top quality players. We are heading in the right direction, have a bit of patience.
  10. We are on the up, while that remains the case I'm happy. Its the summer transfer market that really has my interest as I think if we can sign a couple of attack minded players that improve what we have then we'll have a team that can go up against the very best and win.
  11. Excellent result, I don't wish to have a go at any individual considering the excellent season so far but we've looked far to pedestrian and sloppy in midfield of late, it needed freshening up.
  12. My Nephew, who is a fit and healthy 45 year old has been on a ventilator for about 3 weeks. Funny thing is in that part of the family he is the one who is into keep fit and all the unhealthy ones who tested positive didn't need hospital treatment.
  13. With so many players testing positive and the premier league applying different rules to the FA I don't see how next weeks games can go ahead. I'm expecting the season to be postponed in the next few days either by the league or the government. My main concern is long covid, some of these players may be unable to play for weeks/months and potentially it could be a career ender as it reportedly causes lung damage.
  14. All of the above combine to create the best of them all....I have a club to be proud of again, never stopped loving them but living nowhere near Villa Park and being mocked by Bournemouth fans was taking its toll. 10 years of just taking consolation in not being a bluenose was wearing a bit thin ! UP THE VILLA
  15. I'll take a point against Chelsea, I thought we looked a bit flat at times which after Boxing Day is no great surprise. Onwards and upwards, lets go stuff the Mancs at the weekend.
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