Villa – Everyone’s Talking

Thanks Darren for submitting the following. Some good points;

Villa – Everyone’s Talking.

There has been some interesting news, re-signings, players in talk with the club, injury returns and players getting loan deals and plenty of talk about Villa’s more than unexpected start to the season.

Vlaar & Delph Contracts

It has come to my attention that the Vlaar camp has just recently informed Villa that they are ready to start talking new contracts! More great news! Our Concrete Ron looks to be happy with Villa and looks to be interested in penning a new deal. Lets hope this comes to fruition as he is our best and most solid defender.
Delph has also reportedly said in the past he is keen to sign a new deal at Villa and I for one would also welcome his, (even more so now) experience and quality to remain in our midfield.
Lambert has made it well known of his intention to keep both players and If Villa can pull both these deals through over the next month or so there will be a lot of relieved fans out there.

Note: Jack Grealish is just as, if not more important in my mind than these two, however there is an article currently solely devoted to young prospect Grealish.

Injury Returns

Christian Benteke! Can’t wait to see Benteke back on the pitch, but lets all remember with an injury like his (torn achilles) it may take a while to see him back at his best. Of course we are all hoping this happens real soon as our attack is in dire need of him. However, we should all be patient as he relies a lot of power and speed, which may be restricted until he regains full confidence from such an injury.

This is also my opinion of why Jores Okore has not returned to be the prospect we were all hoping for. Luckily this season Senderos has come better than any of us expected and will hopefully give Okore the time he needs to become the top flight Champions League, International player he had become before arriving.

Lets Talk Chris Herd

Random name to mention, out of sight out of mind?
Has not featured this season, except on the bench against Leyton Orient. However now Herd has secured himself a loan deal at Bolton and the Wanderers boss Dougie Freedman believes Herd will be back in the Villa fold and become the player he was once touted to be by Gerard Houlier. As an Australian myself I hope this happens, as Herd for the first time in his injury prone player has had some serious personal issues. The following article is a good read, and interestingly the Bolton manager raises a good point, re. Past players to go there on loans and return to the premier league all the better. Ie. Alan Hutton.

Michael Drennan – Back on loan at Portsmouth. A one month loan deal.

Just a little more on our start to the season

We have began the season like no one expected, imagine the odds on Villa to take 10 points from the first 5 games? But are we really making progress?
Yes. Our defence is as solid as I can remember (bar 5 minutes of hell against Arsenal) and with Vlaar returning to the fold it will only be better again.
Our midfield has improved, slightly. We are all hoping Grealish can fix our problems with breaking teams down and I believe he will, but not this season, we will see some exciting things from him this year but he is not yet ready to start and play every game.
Can Christian Benteke come back and be the player he once was to fix our fruitless attack? Unfortunately, up front for now, this is the man we are still relying on, so we have began to make some in roads in the back half however the attacking third is the same as its been for a while now.
We can say however, with more experience in the team, we should hopefully be able to cope and bounce back from defeats such as the Arsenal game a little easier.



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  1. KentNielsen77
    KentNielsen77 September 26, 2014 at 8:05 pm . Reply

    Nice positive / optimistic article. Like it.

  2. Tom
    Tom September 26, 2014 at 9:39 pm . Reply

    As a follower of the website for the past five years I demand someone follows me on twitter! I’m new to the whole thing, it turns out no close friends have twitter and I needs followers before someone from work finds out I have non!

    1. VTID
      VTID September 26, 2014 at 9:45 pm . Reply

      Just started following youTJ, I,m @busaboy50

      1. Tom
        Tom September 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm . Reply

        Thanks VTID. I have now doubled my followers!

        I’m liking the positivity and I’m saying our best bet tomorrow is to sit back and defend as a team much like we did v plop. I would say our best chance on goal would be to stick launch wieman and agbonlar at terry. They should murder him for pace!

        1. Saddened
          Saddened September 27, 2014 at 9:50 am . Reply

          Im christwy on twitter Tom and I will follow !

          1. Tom
            Tom September 27, 2014 at 12:06 pm . Reply

            Thanks saddened. Just need a result today now! Anything under 4-0 will be a good start

  3. VTID
    VTID September 26, 2014 at 9:41 pm . Reply

    Great article, always like it when someone goes out of their way to give lots of collated data.

  4. nath
    nath September 26, 2014 at 10:57 pm . Reply

    iam lost is this the same site, 🙂 loving the positivity, on the eve of a difficult game as well, good points made badger ~ benteke and okore both need time, they might be declared fit. but both aren’t 100% benteke first week back in training, could be another month b4 fully fitness. then theres match fitness, so its slowly does it 🙂

  5. Brick
    Brick September 26, 2014 at 11:32 pm . Reply

    the site is much better without oohah spouting his usual shite

  6. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion September 27, 2014 at 1:20 am . Reply

    Chelsea must think Courtois is better than Cech or he wouldn’t have the jersey, but I am not sure he will be better against Villa. Courtois does not strike me as a brilliant smotherer of a forward running at him 1 on 1. Cech is, or was.

    Tony Daley (he of the pineapple haircut) once raced clear 3 times to score an unanswered hat trick on this ground. Note to Gabby just believe your the fastest thing they have seen round the Bridge and do likewise.

    He isn’t of course, the accolade goes to Mick the Miller or Split Waterman, a greyhound and a Speedway rider. True – it once was a multi-purpose stadium.

  7. Benno
    Benno September 27, 2014 at 4:38 am . Reply

    Benteke will make a massive difference to our team. Cant wait until he is back.

    1. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson September 27, 2014 at 10:46 am . Reply

      He’s OK our Oohah, he knows how to get you going, Nath it always was a great forum just knowing who your mates are.:-) Right sorry have to go with sensibility, Chelsea to beat us, by only a goal, our better days are coming.

  8. Darren
    Darren September 27, 2014 at 2:03 pm . Reply

    Good to hear some positive feedback on the article, thanks.

    Hope it gave some insight and new information on some of the less reported current happenings with our players.

  9. Bencey83
    Bencey83 September 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm . Reply

    I reckon we’ll finish the season on 10 points.

    1. MR_CHEESE
      MR_CHEESE September 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm . Reply

      Awful opinion.

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