It looks like Tammy’s staying; I’m glad

The news first came out in the Guardian, but it’s also being reported by Skysports and the Beeb, etc, so you’d expect it’s probably correct.
Of course, nothing is certain until it’s certain, is it? It was only yesterday that he was guaranteed to go, after all.

Of course, I’m massively biased in my views, but I do believe this is the right decision for the lad at this current time.
Yannick Bolasie sent a Tweet or an Instagram thingy that asked Tammy not to go with a picture of him having Tammy in a friendly headlock and you get the sense that the striker has got a great rapport with the rest of the Villa players, even though he’s only been with us for a few months.
Couple that with the fact that while I don’t think he’s anywhere near the finished article yet, he’s having a great season thus far.
As I suggested the other day, why would he want to leave?

There are of course, some good reasons though.
He’d be playing at a Premier league club for a start. But Wolves are going quite well and would Tammy be able to get much playing time there? You have to doubt it and substitute would probably be his usual position.

I do think we got a little lucky when Chelsea came out and said that the player wasn’t for sale.
I think that if Chelsea had wanted to sell the player, he’d probably have gone, as he’d have a much better chance of fighting for a place.
As it is, Tammy (or more likely his agent) has decided to opt for the status quo.

It was interesting to see that Abraham apparently didn’t train yesterday. Either he met the Wolves staff and asked for guarantees that weren’t forthcoming or Dean Smith just gave him the day off to have a think about it.
If it was the former, well, it’s to our benefit that we’ve still got him.
If it was the latter, we have a short term legend on our hands.

Either way, this is great news that I’m welcoming with open arms.


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    Hitchens60 January 12, 2019 at 4:25 pm .

    According to BBC we’ve managed just 4 shots, not one on target. Have we regressed to playing Brucie football?

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    Holte66 January 12, 2019 at 4:26 pm .

    Whelan on! Game over!

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      Pat 57 January 12, 2019 at 4:27 pm .

      Whelan on??? Are we 3-0 up and no-one’s told us?

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    Steve January 12, 2019 at 4:32 pm .

    Sorry other than the odd goal houriane contributes nothing positive to this team. Slows the play down too much.. No creativity in midfield without grealish.
    Ps Taylor is shit.

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    VillaAwayInDiv3 January 12, 2019 at 4:38 pm .

    2-0…….what another shambles

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    nath January 12, 2019 at 4:39 pm .

    embarrassing tell me this is not worse performance under smith, its been a dire game and wigan are just about better of two shit teams. i want my afternoon back

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    VillaAwayInDiv3 January 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm .

    Now a pen…soon be 3

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    nath January 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm .

    pen i got the scoreline right again

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    Holte66 January 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm .

    What a complete shambles. What was Wigan’s record from last 6 games? None of our players are up for the battle. If we have a team of bottlers then it doesn’t matter how much talent they have. Forget promotion, we are heading closer to the bottom of the table than the top.

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    VillaAwayInDiv3 January 12, 2019 at 4:41 pm .


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    nath January 12, 2019 at 4:42 pm .

    now this afternoon is complete beaten / thrashed by wigan add that to your cv

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