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  1. Ardent Villain
    Ardent Villain July 27, 2015 at 7:06 pm .

    Without having any real personal knowledge of the players signed so far, all I’d say at this point is that it seems refreshing that Villa have been scouting a bit farther-afield than just scouring the lower divisions in the English leagues or the Scottish clubs.

    It suggests to me that Sherwood does intend to instill a new playing style into the team, and at the same time get rid of the as much of the accumulated baggage of the McLeish/Lambert years as he can.

    1. BWS
      BWS July 27, 2015 at 7:11 pm .

      And that’s all good but after the false dawns of the past few seasons I for one won’t be getting carried away just yet.

      1. Ardent Villain
        Ardent Villain July 27, 2015 at 7:20 pm .

        No argument on that score BWS; it’ll take a while for the new side to gel, even assuming that they’re actually good-enough as individuals in the first place, so I don’t expect suddenly to find Villa winning many games from the off.

        But it does seem to indicate positive intentions – personally I don’t think there would have been a lot of mileage in trying to get the McLeish/ Lambert team to do anything different to what they had been doing for the last couple of years.

        I wouldn’t be unhappy to see a few more shown the door, but guess that we’ll be stuck with them until their contracts run-down.

        LANGFORDVILLA July 27, 2015 at 9:39 pm .

        You’ll get carried away if you fight me Lol.. 🙂

  2. Rocky1
    Rocky1 July 27, 2015 at 7:19 pm .

    Saddened I totally agree I just cannot understand why so many people are so negative. All these new signings make us one thing, unpredictable which for the last 4 seasons we have basically been so one dimensional, we do the same thing with the same players, absorb pressure with a shit defence as best as we can and then hit long balls for someone to run onto in hope. Now we have numerous options to change it and play different styles. Okay it may not pay off at first, but then again it may be a while before they gel, but at least we have options and not just the same predictable dross week in week out. So get real and keep the faith, these players have hardly kicked a ball in anger and some are slagging them off or even writing them off. Without Benteke I see a complete change in the style of play. I doubt we will miss either Delph or Benteke, as both had roles to play that only occasionally came off, the FA Semi final being one of them were it worked. Players got wise to this and both were very ineffective at times as they where both too predictable. FFS cheer up and get behind the boys and have some belief not keep spouting bullshit to get a response to your negative posts.


    1. Ardent Villain
      Ardent Villain July 27, 2015 at 7:22 pm .

      Yup, agree with virtually all of that.
      Sherwood and his players can hardly do much worse than we’ve seen in the last 3/4 years, so give them a chance before complaining that they’re not expensive-enough, famous-enough, etc.

    2. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum July 27, 2015 at 7:25 pm .

      Tip: Whenever you see one of OohAh’s posts approaching, simpky skip past it. Life’s too short…

      1. KentNielsen77
        KentNielsen77 July 27, 2015 at 7:51 pm .

        OohAah’s posts more often than not deliver a (guessed) negative statement as a fact followed by ‘ffs’ or ‘says it all really’ to drive the point home. Negative for negative’s sake. Yawn.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 27, 2015 at 8:00 pm .

          As always I will yet again be proved right when we finish bottom 6 just like every other year. And still no one has apologised to me after I was correct and hot slated for it.

          1. Hitchens 60
            Hitchens 60 July 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm .

            OohAh – like Lambert you’re becoming predictable and very boring. By all means play the ‘Devils advocate’ but ffs do it with some style man.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm .

              Mumble mumble :/)

        2. Rocky1
          Rocky1 July 27, 2015 at 8:04 pm .

          I am just glad he(ooh aha) was not our manager for the last 13 games last season, as the negativity would have filtered through to the players and we would have been down well before the end. Tim Sherwood came into club with a group of players that mentally had given up and did what was asked of him. He showed passion and belief and the players responded. This season will be totally different with the new faces and his mark on the team and his new ideas. I am positive for the first time in ages and look forward to a marked improvement on last last 4 years. I would say a 10th place or just above finish this season would be more than achievable. Anymore than this and that in itself is a remarkable turn around considering.


  3. Jvillan
    Jvillan July 27, 2015 at 8:03 pm .

    Read on other site delph out for year done his cruicate ligament

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 July 27, 2015 at 8:15 pm .

      JV – wouldn’t really wish than on anyone and Delph has had a whole history of injury problems – but part of me can’t help thinking there is a little poetic justice in there somewhere!

    2. Ardent Villain
      Ardent Villain July 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm .

      Shame, but it’s not like he was going to play much anyway…

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 27, 2015 at 11:02 pm .

        That £8m is starting to look good business for us now especially as he’s off the wage bill. Makes you wonder how he passed medical

    3. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm .

      Blimey we were well lucky there

  4. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 July 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm .

    I’m hearing reports (Daily Mail) that Villa are close to securing a loan deal for Adebayor with an option to make it permanent. The latter I don’t understand as I thought he was in the last year of his contract with Spurs?

  5. Rocky1
    Rocky1 July 27, 2015 at 8:33 pm .

    If true I am gutted for Delph that means if he is out for the season he will miss 3 games MCFC and the Euro’s!!

    1. steve
      steve July 27, 2015 at 9:00 pm .

      presumably spurs are saying we will loan him to you and pay a portion of his wages but if you want him at the end you will pay us a fee. (probably small)

      1. Hitchens 60
        Hitchens 60 July 27, 2015 at 9:07 pm .

        Still don’t get it Steve. If he’s in his last year all we have to do us say no thanks and then a week later change our mind and contact him as a free agent! I understand your logic but still don’t see how Spurs could enforce it contractually.

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 27, 2015 at 11:03 pm .

        Ridiculous he’s on a £100k a week. We shouldn’t pay more than £25k for him at that rate it’s worth a risk

  6. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee July 27, 2015 at 8:59 pm .

    Arguably Cordobas best player utility defender full back & centre back.

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