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  1. Bill Pearson August 14, 2015 at 10:40 am . Reply

    Adam, looks like a favorable draw that, should draw in a large crowd also give Sherwood a chance to make his mind up on whose who, game tonight Villa to win in a 11 games, 2-1 .

  2. Bill Pearson August 14, 2015 at 10:47 am . Reply

    Got the man he’s just signed , the dart.

  3. BWS August 14, 2015 at 11:43 am . Reply

    Traore signs now we’re after this kid, this is all getting to much.
    What a difference one man can make, all hail the mighty Tim and long shall he reign.

    1. Bill Pearson August 14, 2015 at 1:02 pm . Reply

      BWS, its getting unbelievable to see Villa at last going all out to be back on the top flight, I take back everything I’ve said about Lerner he must have his heart in the right place, long may it continue. Vtid.

      1. Ardent Villain August 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm . Reply

        Looks as if he’s finally decided that there’s no point being in the business if all you aim for is ‘survival’ – and maybe the backroom team at VP have convinced him that he doesn’t need to spend tens of millions £’s on individual marquee signings on totally exorbitant wages, if the alternative is to actually scout for younger talent that wants to show what it can do in a Villa shirt…

        1. Hitchens 60 August 14, 2015 at 1:26 pm . Reply

          All good points Ardent but I also wonder whether this new investment approach has arisen out of what the club learned from the recent closed due diligence process that didn’t lead to a sale? My other point would be that Lerner always intimated that he needed to rebalance the finances following MON’s excesses and the crash of 2008 and to respond to the FFP rules. If that’s been achieved and with RL having more confidence in the senior management team and additional income from Sky then in makes sense to return to a properly managed investment strategy.

          Now TS has to deliver.

          1. BWS August 14, 2015 at 1:36 pm .

            All good points H60 but let’s not get wrapped up in the politics and just enjoy the moment. Come on you Lions!!!!

      2. BWS August 14, 2015 at 1:31 pm . Reply

        It’s great see isn’t Bill? And I have a good feeling about tonight, I reckon we’re going to turn them over good and proper – 2 – neigh 3 nil. UTV!

        Ardent, there appears to be a air of expectancy around VP, TS has lifted the gloom of the Mc (he that shall not be mentioned) and the Lambert era’s. It’s been a long time coming but it’s finally feeling great to be a Villan again.

        1. Bill Pearson August 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm . Reply

          Ardent, Hitch, BWS, all valid points lads, my lads just text me to say new boy can play tonight? I don’t think he will, The lad is like his dad though eat sleep and drink Villa. I’m so excited cannot rest, he’s out now having lunch in the Villa Tavern lucky boy.

          1. BWS August 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm .

            All right for some (-:

          2. Hitchens 60 August 14, 2015 at 2:51 pm .

            BWS – right on and I am as happy as pig in s**t at the moment. Loving being a real team again, loving the positivity and also got a good feeling about tonight – after 23 years we deserve a win! Luckily been really busy all day so time passing wuite quickly – few friends round to watch the game – break out the beers yo ho ho – woooo!

          3. BWS August 14, 2015 at 3:02 pm .

            I’m jealous mate Radio job for me, at work till 10 (unless I can wangle something).

        2. Ardent Villain August 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm . Reply

          Agree that the reasons for the about-turn are not that important.

          My only concern is that the whole up-beat mood will change as soon as we lose a couple of games; all of this team-building is clearly medium to long-term [at least 2-3 seasons] and as sure as night follows day it’ll take months to get a team functioning as a unit. I can just imagine the comments on here if we’re struggling to put points on the board while the blend is being sorted…

        3. OohAhPaulMcGrath August 14, 2015 at 4:17 pm . Reply

          No chance we will wimped out tonight like we normally do at home to Utd esp if they get first goal

  4. GIDDYVILLAN August 14, 2015 at 2:59 pm . Reply

    No manure preview LADS????

    1. Bill Pearson August 14, 2015 at 3:06 pm . Reply

      Wow. Massive problems on motorway closed both ways ,crane gone through barrier blocked highways cannot get off at 6 ,stacking up. Headache for police tonight.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath August 14, 2015 at 4:31 pm . Reply

      JUST PUT PREVIEW UP GIDDY :/)

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