The state of Midlands footy

Ok, the truth is it’s a bit of a nothing post, just something aimed at reminding you that we are still actually here.

We’ve got the World Cup to talk about and it has indeed been brilliant up until now, the disgraceful Hondurans apart; but apart from Vlaar playing a blinder the other night (disregard what Oohah says, although that’s just my opinion), there’s nothing really going on at the Villa to talk about.
Even the papers are struggling to find anything of interest to comment on, which given their propensity for printing utter rubbish says it all.

So I thought I’d expand things a little bit, seeing as where I’m working, there’s a good mix of club supporters.

While the Wolves fan I speak to is understandably quite happy, he has been asking what’s going on at the Villa, the (spit) and the Baggies.
Even the Stokey I regularly chat footy with, has stopped trying to wind me up, as I think he’s realised this joke isn’t funny any more.

It’s a sad situation all round, isn’t it?

We appear to be stuck without an imminent buyer for the club, regardless of all the rumours and judging by the signings we’ve made up until now, we aren’t going to be buying any players that I want us to sign.
IE, mid twenties, up and coming and more importantly PROVEN, at some decent level. Far too expensive that, when we have an owner who’s looking to get money back in, let alone invest.
So all in all, more than depressing.

But then, just where we think things are bad, the (spit) are way worse off than us.
They’re signing players at levels even below them, on loan and it’s all doom and gloom.
The sadistic part of me thinks it’s quite funny, but when I put my sensible head back on, I just see the parallels.
We’re both seriously struggling.

And then there’s Albion’s latest appointment.
What’s that all about?
A manager who hasn’t managed since 2011 and failed abysmally in the lower leagues?
How does that even get him in the running for a Premier league club?
And on a rolling 12 month contract, at that?
It hardly inspires confidence, does it?

And we thought Lerner was bad!


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  1. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee June 20, 2014 at 9:44 am . Reply

    Jefferson rumours out and about again and now he’s saying no renewal on his contract Leeds also mentioned utv

    #HELENIUS June 20, 2014 at 12:02 pm . Reply

    Not looked here all week and reading that oohah now thinks Lerner falsely putting the club up for sale is a huge ploy to sell season tickets……I’m rolling around laughing here….Funniest fan site ever.

    On another note, Jefferson rumour back out as apparently we’ve told Bendtner £14k PW or F-Off …… And of course he thinks he’s worth £400k pw…!!!….So goodbye Nicklas.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 5:26 pm . Reply

      No it’s not just to sell STs it’s so he can run the club on a shoestring for yet another and get away with it. Get ur facts straight

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 20, 2014 at 7:40 pm . Reply

        That’s not a fact though, that’s an opinion.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 8:18 pm . Reply

          Well first of all send dross couldn’t start in a poor Swiss defence. He comes on at 0.0 and it’s now 2.0. He even look like Ron vlaar

          1. Andrew
            Andrew June 20, 2014 at 9:59 pm . Reply

            He wasn’t at fault for the 2-0, Djourou was, their RB was, he wasn’t. He was hardly at fault for any of the goals tonight, Djourou was at fault for every goal, as was their pitiful goal keeper.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 11:57 pm . Reply

              He was for their 4th he looked totally lost and the fact he wasn’t first choice for a defence as shit as that says it all. Dross by name, dross by nature

          2. Andrew
            Andrew June 20, 2014 at 10:13 pm . Reply

            Other than their 4th goal, but much like our problem, their midfield got overran with said ease. Although that is why Napoli want rid of all 3 of Behrami, Inler and Dzemaili as they’re not near top class. Our midfield’s even worse.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 21, 2014 at 12:41 am . Reply

              So he will fit in nicely with us another shite player to add to the shite we already have. My mate an arsenal st holder still can’t believe we signed arsenal celebrated when they sold hi,m

          3. Andrew
            Andrew June 21, 2014 at 1:03 am . Reply

            And I have an Arsenal mate that thought he was quite good on his day, and if his mentality’s correct, he’ll do very well for us, but if he has another break down like after the game v Drogba, we could be in trouble. But then I don’t think he’s first choice and it’ll be Vlaar and Okore.

          4. Andrew
            Andrew June 21, 2014 at 1:05 am . Reply

            Being first choice doesn’t mean a lot. They picked Djourou to be first choice, and he’s worse than Senderos. That simply means the manager has his own favorites. Hell, Schar is the best Swiss CB going (and one I’d love at Villa) and he wasn’t even picked, which is garbage.

  3. New Regime
    New Regime June 20, 2014 at 8:44 pm . Reply

    senderos is shite swiss defence has let in 3 bloody goals since hes beeen onthe field and he’s gonna be the stronghold of our defence. vlaar will probably be off to pastures new because villa are a selling club. so we will have senderos clarke baker and an unroven okore brilliant stuff to look forward to. we will be bottom of the table after 6 weeks of the new season with 0 points

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 9:05 pm . Reply

      Spot on send putting the dross back to villa

      1. New Regime
        New Regime June 20, 2014 at 9:18 pm . Reply

        the dross never left pal

  4. billys boots
    billys boots June 20, 2014 at 8:50 pm . Reply

    i repeat the question who has villa sold that hasn’t asked to leave

    1. New Regime
      New Regime June 20, 2014 at 8:55 pm . Reply

      albrighton because were poor and the rest are unsellable because they cant kick a football properly in the right direction vlaar will go because hes on the big stage and looking okay there will be buyers and well sell him

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 9:07 pm . Reply

      Bowery, Albrighton. Just because a player asks to leave dosnt mean we have to let them esp if under contract

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 20, 2014 at 10:18 pm . Reply

        When you’re offered big money though and they push for the move, you either tell them no and they have a giant hissy fit, start crying and causing problems, or you sell them off.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 11:56 pm . Reply

          Fine then let them rot in the reserves especially in World Cup year when they need to be playing.

          1. Andrew
            Andrew June 21, 2014 at 1:02 am . Reply

            No business man’s gonna do that… Nor should they, if they don’t wanna be here, you sell them. Simple as that.

  5. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld June 20, 2014 at 8:51 pm . Reply

    Just when it seems there might be a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel..

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 9:10 pm . Reply

      It’s what we all new anyway

    2. Andrew
      Andrew June 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm . Reply

      Man oh man, it’s June 20th, we haven’t had an official bid (although I’ve heard differently, and it got turned away but then the media knows very little if anything) and we’re already screwed. Never knew the media was be all end all. There’s only person I’ll ever believe on news, and that’s IncogAVFC, not the BirminghamMail.

      1. You haven't heard differently
        You haven't heard differently June 21, 2014 at 8:35 am . Reply

        You really do come across as a complete know-all. All this “I’ve heard differently” crap.

      2. ifiruledtheworld
        ifiruledtheworld June 21, 2014 at 11:28 pm . Reply

        Well Andrew IncogAVFC is after tweeting that there is no sale in sight, pretty much agrees with the Birmingham Mail..

        1. Andrew
          Andrew June 22, 2014 at 12:06 am . Reply

          Ah, okay. I personally don’t have him followed on twitter as I don’t have twitter, so didn’t know, facebook pages tend to post his tweets and finally got a friend to follow him but he didn’t mention that yet.

  6. New Regime
    New Regime June 20, 2014 at 9:00 pm . Reply

    which light? this has been obvious since day 1

  7. belcs
    belcs June 20, 2014 at 9:29 pm . Reply

    Could only laugh watching Senderos play for Switzerland. What an utterly awful and embarrassing signing he is. He’ll fit in well with all the other useless turds in our squad.
    We’ll finish bottom next season for sure.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm . Reply

      Yep complete dross so to speak

    2. No more free transfers
      No more free transfers June 20, 2014 at 9:50 pm . Reply

      More like Sender-dross.

    GIDDYVILLAN June 21, 2014 at 8:46 am . Reply

    Sendeross looks well dodgy should fit nicely into our defense, can’t wait for the New season to begin. 😀

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 21, 2014 at 3:59 pm . Reply

      Send putting the DROSS back into villa

  9. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee June 21, 2014 at 9:39 am . Reply

    Don’t whether I’m losing the will to support with all the shit we being linked with Jefferson is shit

  10. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee June 21, 2014 at 9:42 am . Reply

    If anybody has been clever enough to renew their Season Ticket whiles all this shit is going on then you can’t moan for the crap you end up subsidising.I won’t go till this is all sorted.

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson June 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm . Reply

      Jay Dee a wise move, to much bull shit from my beloved team, run by fools, I’ll spend my money at Villa when I can get value for the money I have, its like someone saying jump in the lake it can only he better. Villa management not improved so why do they think 2014_15 will get better, load of cobbler’s from the club. AGAIN.

      1. Jay Dee
        Jay Dee June 21, 2014 at 10:20 pm . Reply

        Got a feeling season ticket sales will be low can’t wait to see the results on ST sales …

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 12:10 am . Reply
          1. Jay Dee
            Jay Dee June 22, 2014 at 3:20 pm . Reply

            I don’t know Oohha hoping Badger or Ian would know or sm1 on here will know how to find out it was a prompt question hoping sm1 would know

  11. Andrew
    Andrew June 22, 2014 at 12:06 am . Reply

    Rumours going around on facebook and twitter Keane fell through over money… Damn, so sad.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 12:09 am . Reply

      Yeah gutted lol. Here we go 2 new Americans linked to us about 3 billion USA dollars between us so not going to be ambitious but enough to take us into top 8

      1. Andrew
        Andrew June 22, 2014 at 12:15 am . Reply

        3 times more than Lerner which I think is more than enough for Villa as since Lerner did a fair bit of the infrastructure, they’d really only need to point towards transfers/wages/probably a boost in the scouts and academy overall.

        I do love the comments though

        “The duo know Randy Lerner – who put Villa on sale last month – and have been discussing figures for the past few weeks, with the price ­falling to around £150 million. Harris and Blitzer are investment experts and have specialised in ‘distressed’ companies.”

        Specialize in distressed companies. Now that’s good journalism.
        They also claim Delph, Gabby and Vlaar were promised fresh pay contracts, which I think they’d all sign.

        1. Andrew
          Andrew June 22, 2014 at 12:31 am . Reply

          Too be fair they did buy an NHL team for 320m after buying an NBA team for 280m.

          Josh Harris worth 2.1b Harris’s networth jumped 600m in 2012-2013. Business and Sports is something he knows quite well apparently.

          No idea about Blitzer, but seems Harris would be the head guy if this is even true, which it could be as he seems to like buying sports teams and making them a success.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 12:43 am . Reply

            Yeah true I think we all want the city type money at vp but it won’t happen. I’m not convinced with American owners either they done well in USA which is their own sport but they just don’t get football no matter how much they say they do. And to be fair if I was a billionaire buying American football team I wouldn’t get it either

          2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 12:46 am . Reply
          3. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 1:04 am . Reply

            True but I’d guess seeing as he is very successful in just about everything he does, he in fact surrounds himself with people that know what they’re doing, and that would be my guess if they buy Villa is they’d have a main man, IE: Faulkner, who actually has a clue, probably a Sporting Director as he runs everything like a business but despite maybe a lack of money, his ambitions can’t be argued.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 1:11 am . Reply

              That would help but that only takes you so far unless you have world class foreigners in your team you will only have a chance at league and fa cup only. Top 4 etc forget it

          4. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 1:58 am . Reply

            It’ll never be an automatic, it could take 5 years for us but we can make the CL under a great owner, good management, strong tactics, solid players and such. Not talking about simply making the CL after this coming season, we won’t, under no owner, probably not even City’s.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 3:24 am . Reply

              In that case we might as well not bother for 5 years if all we can look fwd to is a top ten finish and poss a Mickey Mouse cup run. What’s the point

          5. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 3:44 am . Reply

            99% of football clubs mine as well go away then. We have to slowly grow, it’s never going to come fast for us, no matter who owns us at the moment. That’s a terrible view on football/the club claiming what’s the point if it takes a while to get places.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 11:46 am . Reply

              Yep but that’s the point I’m fed up supporting a club whose sole ambition is staying up. I’m not saying we have to win everything but it would be nice for other teams to start thinking shit we are playing Villa next week that’s going to be a tough game whereas they look fwd to a guaranteed 3 points of us.

        2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 12:40 am . Reply

          Lol distressed being the operative word. Because of Everton, city and spurs we will never crack the top four unless there is major surgery. I seriously think that we would need to spend up to £200 m just to challenge for the top four and no owner will spend that plus ffp as well though that will die in its arse by the time city’s lawyers have finished

          1. ifiruledtheworld
            ifiruledtheworld June 22, 2014 at 12:43 am . Reply

            Wouldn’t mind that.. however I’d still like to know what’s happening in regards with Arison..

          2. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 1:07 am . Reply

            I don’t quite think we need 200m, I’d say at least 75m but I don’t think Arsenal or Pool (especially if the reports are true Barcelona are close to signing Suarez due to a clause in his contract) and CL football, could very well be there for the taking. It’s huge that we get the right directors in though, Baldini is terrible as a sporting director and was so against everything AVB wanted, we need a manager and sporting director that can talk it over and come to an agreement on players. But I think the main first season thing should be 10th, comfortable, 50-55 points, while yes I’d want a shot at Villa getting into Europe, even in the Europa League, being comfortable needs to come first.

            Arison is interesting and I do wonder what’s going on with him as well.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 1:13 am . Reply

              Yep arison has disappeared for now no idea. It could all be bs anyway. Liverpool will still have a top 4-6 team without Suarez and remember they will be able to get one or two decent replacements for that much.

          3. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 1:59 am . Reply

            They won’t get a replacement near as good or influential as him though, and that’s a biggie. He often wins games on his own, Sturridge can but not near as well as Suarez and their Captain’s nearing the end of his career himself. They’ll struggle to get the players they want still.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 3:22 am . Reply

              Still got sterling, Sturridge, Henderson, courtinho all decent. But no one is irreplaceable they could hijack Chelsea for Costa. Remember no one thought they’d replace Torres but the signed Suarez. Alternatively they could get Benteke or lukaku for example

          4. Andrew
            Andrew June 22, 2014 at 3:42 am . Reply

            Costa would have to wanna go there though.

            They could get Benteke, Lukaku or Costa, but none are near as good as Suarez and much like Costa for Spain, he’d fail at Pool largely because of their style.

            They have good players, but they need better defenders, although their style, no CB’s gonna be good enough and a new CM or two. One that has the influence of Gerrard.

  12. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson June 22, 2014 at 9:11 am . Reply

    Another rumours , they are saying I’m 75 today, and its my birthday, fuck um its true, got pissed lastnight in an Italian restaurant with hen party girls oh happy days, they tried to get my pant off, they won. Meeting the Yanks tomorrow on businesses issus anyone got a message for them to ask Lerner,? Just a thought.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath June 22, 2014 at 11:44 am . Reply

      Where do u want me to start bill lol

    2. saddened
      saddened June 22, 2014 at 12:33 pm . Reply

      Happy Birthday Bill – Have a good one !

      GIDDYVILLAN June 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm . Reply

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL get it down yer mate. 😉

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