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  1. saddened
    saddened April 13, 2015 at 10:09 am . Reply

    Under Lamberk I dreamed of attacking football, and if we lose we wanted to lose with a bit of a fight. We now have some passion back in the team and Manager…. I still think there are more twists and turns to come before we are safe but at last Mr Sherwood has given us something to believe in.

  2. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum April 13, 2015 at 11:57 am . Reply

    I’m enjoying football again. Seems like the players are too. Pleased with Sherwood so far! A million times better than under Lambert.

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson April 13, 2015 at 12:36 pm . Reply

      Same here Bum Bum, I’m back to looking forward in our games, on Sherwood’s states we would be looking at top end of the league by now.How ever Lambert wasn’t found out in his lack of knowledge of football I’ll never understand, I would think it will be a long time before any owner would look at him for a club.roll on Sunday I say

  3. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 12:41 pm . Reply

    Tim inspires confidence in me, the team and the crowd. Wouldnt be surprised if we go undefeated in the remaining 5 games.

    As you say Adam, the increase in goalscoring since his arrival is spectacular.

    I fear NOBODY, did you hear me? NOBODY!

    It would be really cool if QPR were docked 3 points for their crowd behaviour yesterday!

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 13, 2015 at 1:41 pm . Reply

      What happened at QPR???

      1. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 1:56 pm . Reply

        BUM BUM…Loads of items thrown at Chelsea players at the end. Avanovic (dirty bastard) got hit my a lighter and quite a few plastic bottles thrown at Chelsea players

    2. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 April 13, 2015 at 3:11 pm . Reply

      Langford, I also have a daft feeling that we could go undefeated (in the league) to the end of the season but hey ho wins at home would do for me.

      Agree with the comment that players seem to be enjoying the game again – non more so than Cleverley. Remember Grealish’s tweet – probably reflected the view of more than a few players at the time.

      1. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 5:27 pm . Reply

        H60…yes, home wins….I can just about remember them. Especially the one where you namesake scored 5 (well I think it was 5) against Charlton Athletic (who then became Charlton Pathetic) when we smashed them 11 – 1 at VP. Its rather odd to think we took about 6 months this season to score that many……Its a funny old game 🙂

        1. langfordvilla
          langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 5:39 pm . Reply

          Just looked it up and GH did indeed score 5….just before I started going to VP……perhaps I’m a glory hunter lol. I bet Bill Pearson was there!

          The rumour is that the Manager at the time (Joe Mercer) ordered him not to score a sixth because the club couldnt afford to give him 2 match balls 🙂

          There is a quote from oohah after the game ‘its only Charlton FFS, we are just papering over the cracks, He’ll be sold in the next transfer window’ 🙂

          1. Bill Pearson
            Bill Pearson April 13, 2015 at 6:54 pm . Reply

            Sorry to say Langford ,doing my bit for Queen and country in 59, I do recall the 11-1 but sadly never did see that game, Jerry Hitchens will always be iconic player for Villa.

          2. langfordvilla
            langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 10:57 pm . Reply

            Bill….my first game was the last one of that particular season. If I remember correctly it was Johny Dixon’s last game and Charlie Aitkens first.

            Charlie Aitken….now there’s ‘a proper Villa legend’ I’m certain the number of appearances he made will never be equalled…….

          3. Bill Pearson
            Bill Pearson April 14, 2015 at 7:48 am . Reply

            Lol, Charlie Aiken now there’s a right back, I remember one of his Stan the wham kicks from just inside their half, never touched the ground and never rose more than 3ft off the ground. I had the privilege to have met him later at the end of his playing days, I think he had a health problem and went into owning a large outlet store.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 14, 2015 at 11:38 am . Reply

              I think he is a club ambassador now iv seen him in corporate bix a few years ago when we played Liverpool at home.

          4. Hitchens 60
            Hitchens 60 April 14, 2015 at 9:52 pm . Reply

            My first game was in 1960 against Blackpool. GH scored two cracking first half headers but Blackpool with Sir Stanley Matthews playing got two in the second half. Taken by my uncle who blamed me for the loss of a point and said he would never take me again LOL. As he got older I ended up taking him to games 🙂

            Met Sir Stanley many years later at a Port Vale cup game (against ManC City I think) – what a gentleman and what a privilege.

          5. OriginalLondonLion
            OriginalLondonLion April 15, 2015 at 12:03 am . Reply

            Charlie Aitken was in the Trinity restaurant doing VIP hospitality last season, and looking quite fit, I do not know if his health has deteriorated since. I’d just like to ask Bill to check- Charlie was a left back not right back as far as I recall, sort of thing I should remember correctly because I was #3 also.

  4. pat57
    pat57 April 13, 2015 at 12:54 pm . Reply

    I reckon this could be an unusual season in that clubs will stay up on points totals that would have seen them go down in previous years and just one more win might do it.

    However I’m really hoping that we get the clean sheet habit and keep it as tight to the final second in the next 5 games as they did against Spurs. If they manage that then I think they might get 40+

    The relegation battle is going to be really fascinating and my only hope is that we’ll be looking on from the sidelines!


  5. Dave.C
    Dave.C April 13, 2015 at 1:05 pm . Reply

    I think that Lambert totally lost his way at Villa, he seemed a pale shadow of the man who most of us welcomed with open arms. I think Bill that he will find work again quite quickly, the work he did ay Wycombe, Colchester and especially Norwich were, in my opinion outstanding and should not be forgotten. I lost faith in him after the Bradford debacle though, and would’ve sacked him then. Anybody coming in and playing attacking football would’ve been a breath of fresh air to be fair, some performances under Sherwood have been poor and some very good, I’m certainly feeling more optimistic and expect us to get 38 pts by end of season. Would be very happy if Tim could get Chris Ramsey on board for next season, not at all sure about Kev Macdonald.

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 13, 2015 at 5:36 pm . Reply

      I think yr being a bit too forgiving there Dave. 90% of games were horrific. The few and far between highlights were flukes…His conduct was appalling in all honesty, whatever the constraints.

  6. Adam
    Adam April 13, 2015 at 3:48 pm . Reply

    Tim’s been brilliant so far. We have played poorly on a couple of occasions but that happens with every team so nothing to grumble about. I really hope we confirm safety over the next two league games 4 points would do it I reckon. Also have you heard, Lerner is flying over to watch the semi final, I hope that man gets some stick as he fully deserves it in my opinion.

    1. Bum Bum
      Bum Bum April 13, 2015 at 5:43 pm . Reply

      Invisible Man
      Invisible Man
      Randy Lerner’s the Invisible Man…

    GIDDYVILLAN April 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm . Reply

    Compared to life under our predecessor it’s a breath of fresh air under timbo,can’t wait to see what he does in the summer transfer window hopefully money will be made available to him.onwards & upwards for sure nice to see my positive mate langford back on form love the banter.UTV VTID

    1. langfordvilla
      langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 6:08 pm . Reply

      Giddy…well, if it goes tits up again we should really go for Lerner bigtime. Dont know how he as got away with what he’s done to be honest. Anything less than 30m in the summer and he is seriously taking the piss!

        GIDDYVILLAN April 13, 2015 at 6:22 pm . Reply

        Agreed MATE with the increase in TV money 30mil would be a snip,like you say he’s been in hiding for too long now & deserves it with both barrels.I’ll be chuffed to FUCK when he fucks off for good only time will tell,I think part of Sherwood taking charge he must of been promised funds only on premiership survival.

        1. GIDDYVILLAN
          GIDDYVILLAN April 13, 2015 at 6:31 pm . Reply

          Ps have you lynched the gashead yet???? :-D’

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 13, 2015 at 10:24 pm . Reply

        We all know that benteke will be sold if not injured and Sherwoid will get £10 m for squad. Why would Lerner pay £30m to finish a few places higher in the league when lamberk has proved we only need to spend £10m to stay up. Think about it logically if it was your money you would do the same sit bk and watch sky money roll in.

        1. badger123
          badger123 April 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm . Reply

          “We all know that benteke will be sold if not injured”

          Remind me how many windows you’ve said Benteke will be sold Ooah?

          It has to be 3 at least, by my rough reckoning.

          That said, I don’t expect any manager to get much out of Lerner in the summer, as I expect we will be sold.

          1. Andrew
            Andrew April 14, 2015 at 3:53 am . Reply

            Summer, start of Lambert’s 2nd season as Benteke had a relatively slow start so Oohah wasn’t claiming it yet. But then again Oohah claimed he’s usually right on another post, which also isn’t true either.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 14, 2015 at 11:39 am . Reply

              I’m always right Andrew. I was right about lamberk and I’m right about Sherwood. I was right about dunn and right about vlaar.

          2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath April 14, 2015 at 11:44 am . Reply

            That’s a bit unfair badger we all know he would of gone last season if he wasn’t injured. Why would he stay this year he wants to play for arsenal or a London club and will get twice the money and champs league. It’s a no brainer

          3. Andrew
            Andrew April 14, 2015 at 6:53 pm . Reply

            Interesting you’re always right, seeing you’ve yet to be right about Benteke, yet to be right about Sherwood, claimed Sherwood started strong at Spurs but they dipped near the end of the season which was as per usual wrong. You’re not always right mate. Not even close.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 5:44 pm . Reply

              If he was that good Spurs would of kept him. He wasn’t very popular behind the scenes at Spurs by all accounts and not rated by players. As for BENTEKE leaving I wasn’t wrong about that as he was injured so we will never no. He will be off this summer

          4. Andrew
            Andrew April 15, 2015 at 6:53 pm . Reply

            Seeing you claimed after his first season he was being sold and he extended, wouldn’t take that seriously.

            Or Levy’s an idiot? Wasn’t smart enough to keep him on. Their fans were stupid enough to cut him down as well, seeing he did very well there.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 10:28 pm . Reply

              Doubt it spuds fans have no regrets over Sherwood the ones I know anyway. Benteke was all set to go first season it’s just no one bidders So he back tracked. Last season he was injured. Basically if he stays fits and someone bids for him he will go

        2. GIDDYVILLAN
          GIDDYVILLAN April 14, 2015 at 8:15 am . Reply

          Ooha Sherwood doesn’t come over as a yes man,I’m sure funds were mentioned in the interview.I don’t think he would of been impressed with the figure of 10 mil.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath April 14, 2015 at 11:37 am . Reply

            Behave Giddy Sherwood is just grateful to have the job. The squad is good enough to stay up with players we already have plus one or 2 half decent signings. Lerner only wants 4th from bottom remember. If we get taken over he may get more but who’s going to trust Sherwood with £30m I wouldn’t tbh. It sounds like it’s a consortium that will take us over so they will only be in it for sky money

          2. GIDDYVILLAN
            GIDDYVILLAN April 14, 2015 at 1:10 pm . Reply

            That’s why he turned down the baggies & QPR he was desperate for work????give it a rest.

          3. Andrew
            Andrew April 15, 2015 at 7:15 pm . Reply

            Oh no, didn’t you hear? QPR wanted his assistant because Sherwood’s not good enough. Gosh, Oohah even said so when they got him. 😉

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 10:31 pm . Reply

              They did prefer his assistant. Proof in the pudding they signed him not Sherwood. You were defending lamberk not that long ago so u continue with ur praise over deadwood. By Xmas you will be agreeing with me again

  8. langfordvilla
    langfordvilla April 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm . Reply

    Yes…..he will never use my name in vain again 🙂 Oohah likes him though 🙂

    Off to the pub…..have a goid evening all

  9. DSVilla
    DSVilla April 13, 2015 at 9:23 pm . Reply

    Changing tack a bit. Watching Liverpool v the barcodes tonight. Liverpool looked excellent going forward in the first half, but rubbish at the back. If we get at them we will certainly cause problems. Lovren is a liability, as is Johnson (not sure why he is in the team – resting players or injuries?).

    We need to have a good go and I’m sure Sherwood will be pushing that.

    As for the thread….I had accepted relegation under Lambert as I could see no way things were going to improve. We have our weaknesses, and injuries are playing their part, but the change in approach is what we all have been asking for. We can all forgive falling short if we at least have a proper go at it.

    1. Adam
      Adam April 14, 2015 at 9:56 am . Reply

      I think if we have a front three of Benteke, Sinclair and Grealish we definitely will have a go. It will make the game open and enjoyable to watch. Obviously we would be more open to concede as Sinclair and grealish don’t defend that much but it’s a semi final lets go for it. They wouldn’t expect that and it puts the message out that we are up for it.

  10. Badger123
    Badger123 April 13, 2015 at 10:04 pm . Reply

    It seems things are changing down the Villa, in more ways than are immediately obvious.

    Seriously, have a read of this one lads, it’s heartwarming stuff and what proper clubs should be about, imo;


  11. Dave.C
    Dave.C April 14, 2015 at 12:27 am . Reply

    Don’t get me wrong Bum Bum, has I said, I would’ve sacked him after the Bradford game. I drove a round trip of 120 miles from my Herefordshire home that night still suffering the effects of gastro enteritis, then got stuck in the snow on the way back and didn’t get home till 2.30 am. Found it hard to forgive Lambert after that, just thought it fair to point out that he had done a very good job at previous clubs, and may do again.

  12. Andy Lockhead
    Andy Lockhead April 14, 2015 at 2:11 am . Reply

    Basically Lambert became a miserable barsteward when he couldn’t get the results and I honestly think it seriously affected the players.

    Sherwood came in and reminded each player what to do. That and the optimistic attitude, mellowed with realism, got the players meshing again. I always knew we had the talent.

    A change of gaffer always some kind of reinvigorating effect and TS got it just about right. Let’s pray that it is not temporary and that he can build on it. Bring back Gary Gardener for example.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath April 14, 2015 at 11:42 am . Reply

      You will find he can’t sustain it. Very similar manager to Gregory. When he took over and there was a mini league taking in the 15 or so games we actually would of won it. As you know he faded after a bit despite having a much better team than what Sherwood has. Sherwood is a decent short term manager that will motivate players. Tactically he is crap.

        GIDDYVILLAN April 14, 2015 at 1:19 pm . Reply

        Pullis would of done a better job??????

      2. Adam
        Adam April 15, 2015 at 2:57 pm . Reply

        Tactically crap, yet he out smarted the tactical genius in pochettino?

        1. GIDDYVILLAN
          GIDDYVILLAN April 15, 2015 at 4:15 pm . Reply

          Fully agreed.

        2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 5:54 pm . Reply

          Behave he didn’t tactically outsmart him at all. He knew their players inside out if he couldn’t give Spurs a good game then there is something seriously wrong. Just because he won one game dosn’t make him a better manager. Lamberk won against Mourinho last year so I suppose you think lamberk is the better manager!!

          1. Adam
            Adam April 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm . Reply

            No not anywhere close, but tactically on the day Lambert was the better manager yes. why?? because we won.

  13. pat57
    pat57 April 14, 2015 at 12:14 pm . Reply

    Just did some quick stats. We’ve got 10 points from the 8 PL games so far under TS. We lost 2 games early on we might have at least drawn however even with this ratio of 1.25 points per game over a season that would give us 41 points in a season so comfortably above any relegation worries.

    I personally think that TS will better this ratio when he has more experience of working in the club and hopefully some new players. Don’t forget that without spending a penny we’ll have Kozak and Bent back soon. I’d love to see Kozak team up with Benteke and could we have a better super-sub than Bent?

    If we can get a creative midfielder (any chance of Milner coming back?) then I think we can do a hell of a lot better.

    If we do end up in mid-table mediocrity next season anyone who moans will have their Lambert-era posts re-published just to remind them that thing could (and have been) a hell of a lot worse.

    Personally hoping that QPR goes down so that Ramsey might be free to join TS. I’ve heard he’s a good tactician so tactics + motivation = wins


    1. Andrew
      Andrew April 14, 2015 at 7:05 pm . Reply

      Bent has to sign a new contract to stay on before we can claim he’s back. Having Kozak back would be huge though. Seems we’re interested in bringing in a striker if we really are scouting Bamford and Baston.

      I’d take mid-table mediocrity next season. Hell, we hit the 40 point mark by now, we’d be 12th, 3 points off 9th, 7 points off 7th. Wouldn’t be surprised if we hit that mark.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 5:46 pm . Reply

        Why is everyone having a wank fest over Kozac? I don’t remember him being anything great he put in the work but was incredibly slow and awkward. Will be ok to play of the bench but as a Benteke replacement forget it

        1. Andrew
          Andrew April 15, 2015 at 6:55 pm . Reply

          He’s not Benteke’s replacement. Benteke’s not going anywhere. I love how you misuse words all the time. No one’s having a wankfest over Kozak. Simply claiming we can’t wait to have him back because he was quality when he replaced Benteke during Benteke’s first injury last season, having both fit will be great next season.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 10:29 pm . Reply

            Quality!! Are u having a laugh. And yes benteke will be off in summer poss to Liverpool when sterling goes or Utd as they need a striker. Either way he will be off

  14. pat57
    pat57 April 14, 2015 at 12:18 pm . Reply

    Sorry the calculation of 41 points was for games so far not for a whole season. If we’d achieved that we’d be in 12th place and above Everton 🙂

  15. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee April 14, 2015 at 6:16 pm . Reply

    Randy Lerners trip to Wembley is him saying goodbye to AVFC.Hes going to watch one last time or if we get to the final he will watch that to.AVFC has been sold and we will have new owners very soon.utv

      GIDDYVILLAN April 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm . Reply

      Bloody hope so MATE. 😀

  16. Andrew
    Andrew April 14, 2015 at 6:59 pm . Reply

    Seems we’ve been scouting Bamford and Borja Baston. Seems we’re looking for a young striker. Or a striker but those two are both young anyways.

    Be nice to see if we’re really interested in Diego. I have my doubts we are, but he said he’ll leave and we’ve been linked.

  17. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion April 15, 2015 at 12:20 am . Reply

    Tim Sherwood has impressed most in front of the camera. It isn’t difficult to improve on Lambert TBH, just speaking clearly in English would do it. But he has been frank and honest about his team’s performances and generous where needed (Old Trafford) to say we were well beaten by a better team on the day. Something Ferguson never did.

    Tim was also respectful and thankful for his Tottenham career opportunities when interviewed after the win. This in complete contrast to Spurs Chairman, Manager and programme editor. It must have been deliberate: they gave him one name check where it had to be listed, and not a single archive photo. This is pathetic, small-minded and rank bad manners.

    If you want to know why some clubs are respected for their good manners towards visitors, Arsenal, Everton, Villa and West Ham for example and some of the EPL not. This incident explains it. A distinguished former player, or former manager however ultimately unsuccessful, would always be acknowledged and have current and/or archive photos published in the programme when returning to any of the four clubs mentioned. Tottenham are shamed by their boorishness – they can suck on the score.

    1. Badger123
      Badger123 April 15, 2015 at 12:53 am . Reply

      Totally agree OLL.
      Some clubs have class.
      And some just don’t.

      In Spurs case, having read around a few Spurs sites and trying to gauge what their fans think (in between the extremes), well, I think quite a few of them think they might have made a mistake in getting rid of Sherwood so quickly.

      Of course, it’s early days yet.

      Pochettino might seem the better manager, but the fact is, he’s achieved no more than Spurs did last season, really.

      1. pat57
        pat57 April 15, 2015 at 2:33 am . Reply

        If Spurs don’t buck up they’ll end up doing quite a bit worse. They had 2 more points at exactly the same time last season and ended with 13 more from the last six games.

        Can’t see Spuds doing that the way they’re playing so points total at the end of the season is likely to be a lot lower. See the Spuds fans howl then…I’ll be loving that!

        Villa for the Cup!

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath April 15, 2015 at 5:50 pm . Reply

        Behave Badger I know some spuds fans who have corporate boxes and season tickets at WHL and believe me they would rather have pochetino. One of my friends is well connected at spuds and said Sherwood rubbed a lot of players up the wrong way and it was all about him and his ego. He wasn’t rated tactically but seen as a decent short term stop gap after AVB. He will not do well at Villa trust me I was right about lamberk and I’m right about dim deadwood.

        1. Colonius81
          Colonius81 April 15, 2015 at 11:43 pm . Reply

          Word of the day “behave” -insert name of poster to which the reply is directed-

          Is that a carry on reference?..maaaaatron

  18. Andrew
    Andrew April 15, 2015 at 3:40 am . Reply

    Sherwood has been pictured at Swindon v Rochdale and seems Swindon fans believe Luongo will be a Villa player in the summer.

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 April 15, 2015 at 9:35 am . Reply


      1. langfordvilla
        langfordvilla April 15, 2015 at 9:45 am . Reply

        Double who? 🙂

      2. Andrew
        Andrew April 15, 2015 at 6:59 pm . Reply

        Talented 22 year old midfielder. Former Spurs player, highly rated. Swindon fans rate him incredibly highly. Supposedly really good.

  19. Andrew
    Andrew April 15, 2015 at 7:01 pm . Reply

    “Tony Coton has been appointed as Aston Villa’s specialist goalkeeping scout, according to a report by our sister title The Daily Mirror.”

    Quote from the Birmingham Mail. Seems he’ll be working with Tony Parks and used to play with Sherwood at Watford.

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