Come on then; Let’s hear your predictions for where we’ll finish.

Well, there’s very little news coming out at the moment, although we do have a bit of speculation that says Ross McCormack wants a move to Sunderland.
It looks like it’s going to be a loan, which annoys me, but at least we’ll be rid of him.
For what it’s worth, I really do hope he gets his head right and comes back invigorated and banging the goals in.
Two hopes though, in my opinion.

Grealish suffered a bleed on his kidney, which means he might be out for the rest of this calendar year, which is a big blow.
Except I very much doubt the story.
Yes, a bleed is bad, but there’s no way he’ll be out for that long.
Kidneys, while not infallible, are very resilient.
They must be, when I consider the way I’ve abused mine for the last forty years!
That’s not being flippant, but he’s a young, very fit lad, so I just don’t see it being the case.
And I’m sorry, Grealish fans, but I don’t think this is any great shakes anyway. I’ve already said that I don’t think he’s suited at the Villa as we are and he should move on, for his own good.

Onto this prediction thing then.
I’ve had a think about how we should play this and it seems to me you either have to call a particular position or you’re allowed a bit of leeway in choosing something like 3 places Eg 4th to 7th.
Which, as it happens, is exactly what I’m thinking.
I know, it’s a bit of a cop-out, as it allows me to craftily say we will or won’t get promoted at the same time.

So, I’ve decided that we should allow a 3 place band, but I’d also ask that you put your neck on the block and emphasise one particular position, hopefully with your reason why.
Which means I’m going to plump for fifth.
The reason being that I think the competition is really strong and I just don’t see us bossing the league the way our squad on paper ought to.

Interestingly, or maybe not, Talksport had an article where a super-computer predicted the final placings and I think Villa were predicted to be fourth.
That’s that guaranteed to be wrong then.
But not too dissimilar to my prediction.

It’s only a bit of fun, as no-one has a crystal ball and anything could happen, but it’ll be interesting to see some of the answers when we look back at the end of the season.

Go on then, place your bets!


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    nath August 4, 2017 at 6:29 am .

    snograss today neymar tomorrow

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    Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 7:24 am .

    Maybe Nath but looks like we’ve agreed a loan deal with Spurs for Onomah 20 years old box to box midfielder and apparently highly rated. More likely than £10m for Snodgrass – FFP

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm .

      Why are we still a finishing school for sky 4 teams ffs

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      nath August 4, 2017 at 7:08 pm .

      i was guess blindly lol hitch. their was movements on snograss in betting but i said it would be loan. this kid you mention he sounds like a decent player who can play in a few positions. cheers for info

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    Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 7:38 am .

    I think this answers the question over Villa buying players such as Snodgrass – not going to happen. It’s more likely we might sell one of our better players.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 2:57 pm .

      It says it all that Bruce would like to keep Bacuna ffs. This ffp is total crap clubs should be allowed to spend whatever they want it’s ridiculous. It’s just a con so no one else can challenge the top 4

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      nath August 4, 2017 at 7:05 pm .

      any ideas who we might have to sell to balance the books ??

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    CA Villan August 4, 2017 at 9:19 am .

    What about a cheeky bid to loan Diego Costa until January? He wants to join Atletico Madrid, but they have a transfer ban until January 1st 😁

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm .

      Ha ha

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    davidjames21 August 4, 2017 at 11:29 am .

    i think in the real world we will finish between 6 ans 8 if we do finish in the play offs we will not come up i hope i am wrong but i don’t think i will be as far as automatic no chance

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 2:51 pm .

      I agree anywhere from 6th – 12th is where we will be. I think we will simply draw too many games. We won’t lose many but won’t win many either

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    Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 11:29 am .

    Giddy, just read an article that says drinking alcohol is good for your memory- the more the better. Strange that I can’t remember a thing the next day! 🙂

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      GIDDYVILLAN August 4, 2017 at 12:31 pm .

      Don’t believe everything you read mate, I forget what year it is let alone day. Fuck it the new 1986/87 season begins tomorrow GET IT DOWN YER FOLKS UTV

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    Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 12:50 pm .

    Onomah signs one year loan deal. Don’t know much about him except he’s highly rated but what does it say about our own young players?

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 2:50 pm .

      Supposed to be good from what I’m hearing of Spurs fans. But sick of us developing everyone else’s players. It’s not the same when u know player will be back at Spurs

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    GIDDYVILLAN August 4, 2017 at 6:17 pm .

    Neymar ‘I’m not coming here for the money’ what fucking bullshite, would he of come on 50k per week would he fuck so it’s obviously money orientated. Rant over

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    nath August 4, 2017 at 7:13 pm .

    i might watch the sunderland derby game spy on the oppositions, i don’t expect these two to be right up there. i think both will be 8th to 12th mid table

    is MCcormack still here ?? who are the players bruce says he doesnt want to sell but might have too. anybody got a scooby doo who they are.

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      Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 7:37 pm .

      Bacuna but I suspect only Bruce will be sorry to see him go!

      Others – Amavi, Jedinak, one of the mid fielders (Hourihane who has disappointed to date?) even Kodjia if the offer was big enough – say north of £25m which is not as silly as it seems.

      Having said all that I suspect it’s more likely to happen in January if FFP is really threatening the club.

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        Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm .

        Update – rumoured Marseille want Amavi on loan with an option to buy at around £6m. That would make FFP sense if we get a decent loan fee and they take 100% of his wages. As I keep saying these deals are not considered on footballing terms!

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          nath August 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm .

          amavi story i just found, i can’t see jedinak being sold. but i think hourihane is a good call. we are getting mugged aswell 6mill for amavi

          cheers for response

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            Hitchens 60 August 4, 2017 at 8:06 pm .

            Nath – just to add that I don’t think we would contemplate selling Kodjia (or him wanting to leave) unless it was to a Prem side.

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              OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm .

              If Kodja goes we can forget too 6 unless we are signing a similar striker for a lot Jess money

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            nath August 4, 2017 at 8:23 pm .

            big relief kodjia is injured. gardner is another along with amavi i reckon these will be going and probably elphick

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              OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2017 at 10:03 pm .

              I think Kodja would be sold if he was fit tbh

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