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  1. BWS
    BWS September 11, 2013 at 11:17 am . Reply

    We are supposed to be interested in Mile Jedinak from Palace but you have to wonder why Faulkner/ Lerner/Lambert didn’t make the deal while Bannan was going the other way???
    We owe Holloway one.

  2. JB
    JB September 11, 2013 at 11:17 am . Reply

    La Gazzetta dello Sport: “Italy took the most winding road, but reached the finish line… Prandelli’s Italy have played better on other occasions, and Kozak scared them. But the happy ending arrived.”

    1. Foxy
      Foxy September 11, 2013 at 3:09 pm . Reply

      We all love a happy ending

  3. Bencey83
    Bencey83 September 11, 2013 at 10:25 pm . Reply

    Why isn’t Sylla getting a game at the moment? I think he’s class.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath September 12, 2013 at 12:18 am . Reply

      Because he is a squad player at best

      1. Andrew
        Andrew September 12, 2013 at 5:47 am . Reply

        And this is based on? After what he actually showed last couple months, he’s absolute class and will get better.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath September 12, 2013 at 5:59 am . Reply

          Sylla is not class he is another hard working villa player with zilch quality but makes up for it in effort. Class is someone like a Patrick viera do u seriously think sylla is as good as him? 🙂

          1. Andrew
            Andrew September 12, 2013 at 6:11 am . Reply

            Patrick Viera was far above class. Class isn’t one of the best DM’s around, class would be closer to Premier League standard, which Sylla definitely is.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath September 12, 2013 at 11:14 am . Reply

              We will have to agree to differ Andrew sylla is ok for the money we paid for him. But has no quality whatsoever but is in the team for his work rate and effort which is what lambert likes

          2. BWS
            BWS September 12, 2013 at 11:31 am . Reply

            Oohah and how many ‘Super Stars’ where in Sir Ron’s team mate? How much did this lot cost Allen Evans, Des Bremner, Tony Morley, Dennis Mortimer, Kenny Swain (need I go on?).

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath September 12, 2013 at 11:51 am . Reply

              Fair point but they were different times when you could buy on the cheap and win major honours. Remember we didn’t have world class foreigners in the old first division that played for opposition so it was more of a level playing field. Cloughie did exactly the same at derby and forest. Also bear in mind we had the best young striker in uk in shaw, Mortimer was quality and cowans different class. They were all players that had stayed as team for a few years without all the bollocks if out star players wanting to fuck of to a sky 4 team so we had continuity. This would never happen now as we sell our best players so will never be able to rebuild into anything other than a top ten team with an occasional cup run. The class players we had cowans, shaw, withe at his peak who had been there and done it with forest, shaw, Morley and Mortimer all had quality but with a too work ethnic though I know Saunders worked hard to get Morley to work and gave him a few kicks up the backside lol. We had the perfect blend of youth and experience which we don’t have know which is my other point about not signing someone like a Barry in load etc.

          3. BWS
            BWS September 12, 2013 at 12:09 pm . Reply

            Yes mate it was a different time (and how I miss it) I preferred the football back in the 70’s and 80’s football players were that, football players not athletes and had a bit more style and panache about them and made the grade as pros because of their ability to play football rather than how quick they could do the 100 metres.
            And yes you’re right it was a different time and a more level playing field when you could build a team over a number of seasons unlike today with your – just add money – instant success philosophy were the SKY 4 rule the roost and the rest are in reality merely Premier League Fodder.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath September 12, 2013 at 1:07 pm . Reply

              Agree BWS especially how they are athletes today and not footballers. It was much better before sky and a lot of teams as well as Liverpool always had a chance especially if they started well. It was great to see teams like us, forest, derby, Leeds, Everton, winning the league with teams like qpr and Ipswich having a great go and finishing runners up. Teams like utd. Chelsea, man city were nowhere in sight utd even got relegated in the 70s Ffs. Chelsea and city were average 1st div teams at best and Chelsea especially were always being relegated. Arsenal I suppose were always the next best team after Liverpool but they didn’t win league after their 71 double for nearly 20 years. Utd were also a decent fa cup team but that was about it and they never ever went nearly 20 years at vp without losing and neither did Liverpool or arsenal who both took 5.1 hammerings at vp. Those were the days

          4. Andrew
            Andrew September 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm . Reply

            Erm, that’s typically what most DM’s are there for. Work rate and to try… Although like most DM’s he can also tackle, get the ball back and pass pretty well and he’s strong as hell. I didn’t say he was world class, but he’s definitely Premier League quality. There are obviously a fair few DM’s better, but then again he’s made a total of only 11 appearances and impressed a fair few fans so I’d probably give him a bit more time.

  4. Foxy
    Foxy September 13, 2013 at 8:16 am . Reply

    Grealish to Notts County on loan sounds good

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