In the previous post, “Nath” made the point about new signings, as follows;
“We expect them to sign for villa and they hit the ground running. problem solved”
And it’s a good subject for discussion in itself, in my opinion, even though my thoughts will no doubt be seen as utterly negative, yet again.
You can’t have positive if there’s no negative to argue, is the way I look at things in this case.
But the fact is that so many of our signings look consistently poor from the off. It’s undeniable, by even the most positive fan and it’s another one of my big concerns.
Here’s my reply to “Nath”;
No, I don’t think anyone expects all of our signings to hit the ground running, at all.
But you would expect some too.
The problem is, it seems to me far too many come here and they struggle.
I could list them, but doubt I need to.
Kodjia is about the only one I can think of, that hit the ground running.
Elphick is a classic example, in that his arrival was much anticipated and appreciated, but he’s been poor and some want him gone.
I’m still convinced there’s something not right at the Villa and it’s why I’m reticent to think we’re certs for promotion.
Why is Amavi rated by the club as worth £10 mill or so, yet he doesn’t get a game?
Like I said, there’s something not right, imo.