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Title: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on June 15, 2019, 04:06:49 PM
U21s in the EFL Trophy (https://www.efl.com/news/2019/june/liverpool-and-manchester-united-u21s-confirmed-for-201920-efl-trophy/)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Mister E on June 21, 2019, 03:55:00 PM
Interesting article about how the Arse are organising their youth set-up.
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jun/21/arsenal-freddie-ljungberg
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: manic-road on June 28, 2019, 12:25:59 PM
Aston Villa U23s visiting Edgar Street Hereford FC Saturday 27th July for a pre-season friendly.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Kevin_Brum12 on July 04, 2019, 02:00:05 PM
Aston Villa Ladies have had a busy day.  Thery've renamed themselves Aston Villa Women and have signed three new players, including a German International Marisa Ewers who was plying her trade in the other lot across the city...

]lhttps://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/07/04/aston-villa-women-three-major-signings] (http://lhttps://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/07/04/aston-villa-women-three-major-signings)

That, coupled with a commitment by Christian Purslow to put extra funding into the Womens team to me is a statement of intent.   The target appears to be promotion to the top division.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 04, 2019, 02:46:14 PM
That sounds good to me. They need to fix their Twitter account, mind.

Also I can't see anything about new signings on that link, just the name change?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 04, 2019, 08:48:54 PM
Found the new Twitter page and it includes info on our new signings.

https://mobile.twitter.com/AVWFCOfficial

Can a Mod change the thread title to reflect the name change, please?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 04, 2019, 08:49:52 PM
Will do.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 04, 2019, 08:51:11 PM
Ta 😊
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on July 06, 2019, 06:06:33 PM
Not sure where else to put it but Suliman, Clarke, Doyle-Hayes, Ramsey, O'Hare and Hepburn-Murphy are all training with the first team at the moment and will probably get a chance during pre-season. I'm pretty happy with that, I really hope Clarke in particular takes this chance because I think he could become a very good player.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: nigel on July 11, 2019, 07:15:21 AM
The ladies are looking to step up, too

Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on July 17, 2019, 11:06:35 AM
A good win for the U23  last night  at Tamworth .I was pleased to see we had won 4-1 in a game that we usually find tough .I see our goalkeeper Searle who i must admit i have never heard of saved two pens Good also to see Archer and Sea were among the goals,i have always heard good reports about these two from guys who watch the youths regular
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 17, 2019, 12:42:37 PM
Cam came on as sub. Took him 4 minutes to register his first goal of the season for the U23s.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Larry Duff on July 17, 2019, 07:10:39 PM
I would have gone to this game.  I didn't know it was on.  I couldn't find it on the Villa Website or the Villa Twitter site.
I have looked again today and also on Soccerway.

Does anyone know where I can find a fixture list of the Pre season games for the Under 23's and Under 18s ?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 17, 2019, 07:53:44 PM
I'll ask Cam's Dad.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 17, 2019, 08:06:46 PM
U18s have Forest Green Saturday away and he thinks the U23s have Stratford away Saturday.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 18, 2019, 03:07:39 PM
https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/06/28/u23-pre-season-fixtures
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 20, 2019, 06:03:07 PM
Friendly: Forest Green U18s 0 Aston Villa U18s 3 - Cameron Archer with 2 goals.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 26, 2019, 02:15:49 PM
Women's League Cup Group Stage has been drawn. We are in the only group that only has one top flight team (Liverpool) so must have a chance of finishing top two and making the Quarter-Finals. Will be a good test for us.

Group A: Aston Villa, Blackburn Rovers, Coventry United, Durham, Liverpool, Sheffield United

Group B: Arsenal, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, London Bees, London City Lionesses

Group C: Birmingham City, Everton, Leicester City, Manchester City, Manchester United

Group D: Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Lewes, Reading, Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on July 26, 2019, 07:50:51 PM
I've put this in here, Mods please move if necessary.  George Boateng to join Villa as youth coach.

Link (https://underagaslitlamp.com/2019/07/26/george-boateng-re-joins-aston-villa-in-youth-coaching-capacity/)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 27, 2019, 05:01:40 PM
Aston Villa U18s 5 Watford U18s 0

Cam with one goal.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Risso on July 27, 2019, 07:52:02 PM
Worst highlights video ever?!

https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1123691147858255872
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 29, 2019, 06:38:52 PM
U23 fixtures (https://www.avfc.co.uk/News/2019/07/29/u23s-fixtures-released-2019-20)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Larry Duff on July 29, 2019, 07:21:17 PM
So after being denied access to watch the youth team on a Saturday morning they have now switched the reserve games to Bodymore so we can't watch them either. 
I know I am in a small minority that follows the second and third Teams but some of us enjoy seeing the young players trying to make the grade and I am pissed off tonight with this latest snub from the Club.  I didn't see this one coming I will admit.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 29, 2019, 07:34:20 PM
Can't we attend the Bodymoor games? Struggling to see why they'd bother scheduling them at 7pm if people can't attend.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on July 31, 2019, 05:26:16 PM
Pre-season tour of Scotland: Hearts FC U18s 2-2 Aston Villa U18s. Cam on the scoresheet yet again.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on August 01, 2019, 12:06:05 AM
Pre-season tour of Scotland: Hearts FC U18s 2-2 Aston Villa U18s. Cam on the scoresheet yet again.

He seems to be at the point where, ability wise, he's right between the U18s and U23s (he's done well in some games for the U23s but has looked a bit naive for them a few times as well) which bodes well give his age. Hopefully him and Ramsey (as effectively 9 and 10) can both establish themselves with the U23 team this year and push each other along.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: ian c. on August 02, 2019, 11:57:51 AM
The women's team seem to be undergoing a big overhaul. 

They have just added Emma Follis to the squad. The first player they have ever paid a transfer fee for.

Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Drummond on August 02, 2019, 12:13:18 PM
So after being denied access to watch the youth team on a Saturday morning they have now switched the reserve games to Bodymore so we can't watch them either. 
I know I am in a small minority that follows the second and third Teams but some of us enjoy seeing the young players trying to make the grade and I am pissed off tonight with this latest snub from the Club.  I didn't see this one coming I will admit.

Sorry, only just seen this. Sounds a bit crap, has there been any sort of announcement or explanation?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 02, 2019, 12:59:39 PM
It's not been mentioned on the OS but the under-21s are playing Redditch tomorrow, kick off 12 noon.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 12:53:50 PM
Two-none at half-time. Jacob Ramsey got the second.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2019, 02:06:11 PM
Full time 2-0.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: eddiemunster on August 05, 2019, 02:17:57 PM
Anyone know who is in the U23 and U18 squads, as the official site only shows the first team squad?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: OCD on August 06, 2019, 12:27:40 PM
Any of the youth watchers know much about Kane Taylor. Highly rated apparently but Man City have nicked him off us and meant to be agreeing compensation.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 07, 2019, 06:12:10 PM
Cameron with the U23s this Friday away at Middlesbrough for their first league game.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 09, 2019, 09:02:57 PM
U23s lost 0-1. https://twitter.com/Boro/status/1159916639422472193?s=08 Nothing from Pravda.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 09, 2019, 09:24:54 PM
More info: https://twitter.com/Boro/status/1159921375605383168?s=08
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 17, 2019, 05:45:04 PM
U18s lost 1-5 to Arsenal U18s at BMH.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 18, 2019, 03:00:07 PM
U18s:

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68740005_3008979429129595_5263567040693665792_n.jpg?_nc_cat=103&_nc_oc=AQnXpUxisEdjFaoKUXAxyRCHQJPvG_hP7Lvxb-BineF2sYsmNVxz2yZ0M-oLW0kN3xuclVlGdokxd7mzb-KzEtvt&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=ff0c4ede1b0080eb21ea797c7b790944&oe=5DD0460B)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 18, 2019, 03:00:44 PM
U23s:

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/69216120_3008980369129501_3012488704204734464_o.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_oc=AQkvUNAX5nAgW_HEOowmMp5Ibqnp_bEMpp-NqG5qNfwhFG8ctNJTXb-can_WMmpZ3M1doyIRgWf56wi_QB1hZj3H&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=8638df37344cd1920c10a2e8d6c260e4&oe=5DD69EEB)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 18, 2019, 03:01:42 PM
Cameron Archer (17) front and centre of the U23s:

(https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/68933494_3008980555796149_7916118737961353216_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_oc=AQn2kDGrsmlk1XXsE8kNsiJBrNOBWM1J5Gk8wTH2OOgGXe6NPDU_IHMVi3yjXL3gir1klXfMLXCYFPuS3zSpC_YW&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=a65c4ab9363b5e995c50fc5a8df18d37&oe=5DD50063)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 18, 2019, 03:41:03 PM
U23s away at Swansea City tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Karlos96 on August 18, 2019, 06:35:57 PM
Aston Villa Women won their first game today against Sheffield United managed to come back from two goals down to win 3-2 Melissa Johnson with a hat-trick.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2019, 06:41:48 PM
Great result 😊
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Newby on August 18, 2019, 10:31:50 PM
Aston Villa Women won their first game today against Sheffield United managed to come back from two goals down to win 3-2 Melissa Johnson with a hat-trick.

Haven't we also beaten someone else 5-1, was that a cup game?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2019, 10:55:26 PM
Beat Forest five nil in a friendly last week. Maybe it's that your thinking of?



(I don't care about ending sentences with prepositions, I'm so punk).
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on August 19, 2019, 08:41:12 PM
U23's drawing 1-1 at Swansea.  Tait with the goal.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on August 19, 2019, 09:01:32 PM
Finished 1-1,Nothing about the match at all on our website ,no coverage at all these days which is disappointing to fans like myself who like to follow the kids
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 19, 2019, 09:21:37 PM
You are not alone in that.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 20, 2019, 12:18:53 AM
Next up: U23s v Norwich (H) at VP on Saturday.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Smirker on August 22, 2019, 09:54:11 PM
Any of the youth watchers know much about Kane Taylor. Highly rated apparently but Man City have nicked him off us and meant to be agreeing compensation.

I've only just seen this but this is depressing. We should keep our best young players.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 22, 2019, 10:01:01 PM
Money talks. Just ask Sturridge and his agent.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 24, 2019, 03:33:49 PM
Cam scores for the U23s.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 25, 2019, 01:57:31 PM
From the Mail - who knows how accurate this is but 6'4 at 16 is a bit scary. Let's hope he becomes as projected

Quote
Aston Villa have beaten a number of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, to secure Nigerian defender Iffy Udanoh, according to reports from his homeland. The 16-year-old is highly rated in Nigeria and is expected to be called up to the U17 side in the coming days. He also holds an American passport and is eligible to play for England.
 
Along with Liverpool - West Ham and Wolves both gave a trial to the 6ft4 defender who has been likened to Virgil van Dijk.  In total, it is claimed eight Premier League clubs were keen on Udanoh, before he signed with Villa. He was previously playing for non-league, London based side Erith & Belvedere before making the switch to Villa's youth set up. Udanoh will be part of the U18 side on B6 as he looks to impress on his initial deal.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: SteveN on August 25, 2019, 02:45:20 PM
What were the names of the Italian wonder kid ( Fs were involved) and tne Scandinavion forward (Finnish?) who were with us but never came though?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 25, 2019, 02:49:07 PM
Fabio Ferraresi?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on August 25, 2019, 03:01:55 PM
And Aaritalo.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Villa Lew on August 25, 2019, 10:13:25 PM
Villa Women win 3-2 away at London City Lionesses, 100% winning start to the season.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on August 26, 2019, 12:08:56 AM
Was at the U23 match yesterday against Norwich .Two points dropped really. Cameron Archer scored but missed two good chances ,Jack Clarke also missed a great chance while Tyreik Wright had a cracking effort hit the bar .Was good to see Nyland make his return
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: OCD on August 26, 2019, 11:49:12 AM
Interesting that Nyland played then. I wonder if there's a deal for the Croatian lad?

Good to read that we were the preferred destination for a young player that is highly thought of. With how these owners (and therefore downwards) place such an emphasis on young players, I really expect our youth teams to be amongst the best over the coming years.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on August 26, 2019, 04:07:46 PM
One player who really impressed me on Saturday was  the lad Mungo Bridge,he looks good and i can see why several of the top clubs were trying to sign him a few months back .Dominic Revan who Deano called into the first team squad a few times last season also impressed
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on August 26, 2019, 05:46:48 PM
Keep an eye on the subs bench tomorrow.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Tokyo Sexwhale on August 26, 2019, 11:22:53 PM
From the Mail - who knows how accurate this is but 6'4 at 16 is a bit scary. Let's hope he becomes as projected

Quote
Aston Villa have beaten a number of Premier League clubs, including Liverpool, to secure Nigerian defender Iffy Udanoh, according to reports from his homeland. The 16-year-old is highly rated in Nigeria and is expected to be called up to the U17 side in the coming days. He also holds an American passport and is eligible to play for England.
 
Along with Liverpool - West Ham and Wolves both gave a trial to the 6ft4 defender who has been likened to Virgil van Dijk.  In total, it is claimed eight Premier League clubs were keen on Udanoh, before he signed with Villa. He was previously playing for non-league, London based side Erith & Belvedere before making the switch to Villa's youth set up. Udanoh will be part of the U18 side on B6 as he looks to impress on his initial deal.

He sounds a bit...dodgy.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on September 03, 2019, 09:34:24 PM
You have to wonder if there is some kind of agenda against Aston Villa football club.I am listening to the U21 match against Salford live on Talksport and the commentators can not believe the penalty just awarded against us .They said it was very,very harsh and they thought it was more like a dive and Villa can feel hard done by
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: wittonwarrior on September 04, 2019, 12:41:27 AM
The reaction from the players clearly thought it should not have been given
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: SheffieldVillain on September 04, 2019, 01:17:02 PM
Not sure if it's been posted elsewhere, but here's an interview with the new Academy Manager Mark Harrison.
&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Villa Lew on September 08, 2019, 03:07:56 PM
Villa women win again, beating Blackburn 2 - 1. Well done ladies 3 wins out of 3, joint top.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: VillaBoy_23 on September 08, 2019, 03:35:51 PM
Villa women win again, beating Blackburn 2 - 1. Well done ladies 3 wins out of 3, joint top.

Just got back having taken advantage of the free ticket if you have a menís season ticket. Could have easily been 5 despite an excellent save in injury time denying Rovers a point. Decent turn out too, the lower trinity looked full. Good standard and very enjoyable.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on September 08, 2019, 07:23:41 PM
Sounds like the new owners have seen the potential for a quick win in getting the Women into the top flight and backed them pretty heavily in the summer. Good to see it's paying off early in the season. The sooner they can overtake the Blues women and put the world back to rights the better.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: FatSam on September 08, 2019, 10:34:05 PM
Melissa Johnson's goal:

https://twitter.com/AVWFCOfficial/status/1170752060779876352

1,261 in attendance:

https://twitter.com/AVWFCOfficial/status/1170715649838133249
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 14, 2019, 02:15:08 PM
We have a player in the u18s with the surname Philogene-Bidace. We must have the best crop of youth surnames in the country.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on September 14, 2019, 03:42:44 PM
Philogene-Bidace a special talent according to the guys i know who watch the youth team regularly
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on September 14, 2019, 04:01:53 PM
I've heard very good things as well.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on September 15, 2019, 05:33:20 PM
Crystal Palace Ladies 0 Aston Villa Ladies 6.  Hat-Trick for Johnson.  Ladies now top of the league.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2019, 05:34:22 PM
Great stuff. The manager won Manager of the Month, too.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on September 18, 2019, 08:21:53 AM
Under 23ís lost 2-0 at Stoke on Monday evening.

On a side note, and apologies if this has been mentioned before, but  the official site and social media channels seem to be fairly limited when it comes to reserve/youth team coverage. Appreciate there was a first team game on the same night, but havenít seen a single mention of this at all.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on September 18, 2019, 09:16:38 AM
Their coverage is shocking.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on September 18, 2019, 10:23:50 AM
That's my biggest complaint about the official site, they just don't provide anything like enough coverage of anything below the first team. The worst thing is, I can get al lthe match details and stats I want about the first team all over the internet in far better quality so I hardly ever use the site because where it should have an advantage of keeping fans up to date on the youth teams and getting people familiar with the kids they instead post fluff about it being the birthday of someone who played for us 20 years ago.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on September 18, 2019, 12:18:10 PM
Yeah, itís frustrating. I donít think itís ever been particularly great, but there does seem to be a complete absence of anything this season. Just seems strange as I think itís something that a reasonable portion of fans would be interested in.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on September 18, 2019, 09:56:12 PM
I like to keep a eye on the reserves and youth teams but the club make it hard .Their lack of coverage is shocking.I did not even know until just now that the reserves played and lost at Stoke on Monday .I also noticed on the team sheet against Norwich reserves the other week that the reserves are due to play some reserve games at 7pm of a Monday night at Bodymoor Heath .If you dont drive you have no chance of watching the game
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave.woodhall on September 18, 2019, 10:21:38 PM
I like to keep a eye on the reserves and youth teams but the club make it hard .Their lack of coverage is shocking.I did not even know until just now that the reserves played and lost at Stoke on Monday .I also noticed on the team sheet against Norwich reserves the other week that the reserves are due to play some reserve games at 7pm of a Monday night at Bodymoor Heath .If you dont drive you have no chance of watching the game

It's cause and effect. Our reserves have never been particularly well-attended; I can remember a few hundred of us dotted around the top of the old Witton Lane when other clubs were doing Family Fun Nights and getting almost as many as watched their first teams. That said, though, it must be doubly frustrating for anyone who does like to watch the junior teams to have such a diabolical lack of information.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on September 20, 2019, 01:46:07 PM
U23s v Man Utd this Monday at the Banks's Stadium.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on September 21, 2019, 08:43:10 PM
U18s lost 3-0 at home to Fulham after going down to ten men in the first half for anyone interested.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on September 22, 2019, 02:42:04 PM
Durham Women 3 Aston Villa Women 0
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Dazvillain on September 23, 2019, 06:21:55 PM
Brilliant news ......Chester In starting 11 for U23ís tonight 💪🏻
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on September 23, 2019, 08:01:15 PM
Villa reserves 4 Man Utd reserves 0 at half time .Could be better than the 5 1 against them last season
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on September 23, 2019, 09:36:29 PM
Cam rested tonight. Tweaked his back.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on September 23, 2019, 09:37:38 PM
4-1 at FT I think. Man Utd down to 10 after 20 mins.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on September 23, 2019, 10:06:03 PM
Ended 4-1 ,UTD received a straight red after 20 odd minutes for a late tackle in the area on Wright who calmly put the pen away .Star of the show was Jacob Ramsey with a couple of goals .It was Uniteds first defeat this season Well done Villa boys
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Border villan on September 25, 2019, 05:59:29 PM
About time Pravda put up a video of the U23 match last night.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on October 03, 2019, 09:01:22 PM
U23's lost 3-0 tonight to Exeter.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 04, 2019, 11:14:59 AM
Couldn't be bothered to start a new thread for this, but do we not have any sort of "Old Stars" team at all, any more?

I was idly wondering if I could add to my number of grounds visited by watching them and researched it. None of Villa Old Stars, Former Players' Association or "Lions and Legends" have Tweeted in the last couple of years.

I know they had fallen out but thought that there might be at least one team still playing somewhere. If not, maybe someone could raise this at the next club meeting? It seems good for players' mental health to still be able to play and they also raised a lot of money for good causes.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 04, 2019, 11:15:58 AM
Oh, and for anyone interested, it seems that all, or at least most, of Villa Ladies games are available free via the FA Player app which you can download to your phone.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on October 08, 2019, 07:52:49 PM
U21's leading at Tranmere in the EFL Cup.  Archer after 2 mins.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 08, 2019, 07:59:29 PM
1-1
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 08, 2019, 08:16:02 PM
Teams: https://twitter.com/AVFCU23/status/1181640313586229248?s=08
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 08, 2019, 08:16:36 PM
Super Cammie Archer! https://twitter.com/AVFCU23/status/1181642450022076416?s=08
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 08, 2019, 08:53:33 PM
HT: https://twitter.com/AVFCOfficial/status/1181653712848199680?s=08
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 08, 2019, 09:01:48 PM
If anyone wants to follow it there's streams online or the Tranmere Twitter page has regular updates.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 08, 2019, 09:11:53 PM
Villa player stretchered off but don't know who or why.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on October 08, 2019, 09:22:02 PM
Tranmere 2-1 up
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 08, 2019, 09:39:27 PM
Lost two-one and knocked out.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 09, 2019, 10:16:15 AM
A video of Cam's goal is on our FB Page.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Risso on October 09, 2019, 10:19:24 AM
A video of Cam's goal is on our FB Page.

Have you got a link Lee, can't see it anywhere.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 09, 2019, 10:20:19 AM
Put it on my own timeline aswell.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 09, 2019, 10:20:56 AM
Here you go: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3117898504904353&id=129445223749711
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Risso on October 09, 2019, 10:24:12 AM
Here you go: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3117898504904353&id=129445223749711

Pick that out!
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Reuben on October 09, 2019, 02:18:07 PM
Aaron Ramsey is our representative in the Guardian's pick of next-gen talents.  Previous years have featured James Finnerty and Easah Suliman

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/oct/09/next-generation-2019-20-of-the-best-talents-at-premier-league-clubs
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 09, 2019, 02:21:05 PM
Never heard of Finnerty.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: OCD on October 10, 2019, 09:36:01 PM
I didn't know there were 2 Ramsay brothers let alone 3.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on October 10, 2019, 09:39:27 PM
That's one hell of a famous name to carry for an Aston Villa player.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 12:55:42 PM
Charlton v Villa Women at 3pm is on the FA Player App.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 04:38:10 PM
Two-up. Melissa Johnson, yet again, and a screamer free-kick from Follis.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 04:42:31 PM
Three nil, great goal from Johnson. Nine goals in five games for her.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2019, 04:53:56 PM
Four-nil. Hat-trick.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 13, 2019, 01:58:29 PM
Durham Women lose at home to Blackburn. Villa three points clear at the top.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on October 13, 2019, 02:18:11 PM
Durham Women lose at home to Blackburn. Villa three points clear at the top.

And the next match for both is against each other.  Should be interesting.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 18, 2019, 12:48:16 AM
Does anyone know when or where we play Exeter at home in the U-23s Cup?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: MorrisNielson on October 21, 2019, 11:44:10 PM
Does anyone know when or where we play Exeter at home in the U-23s Cup?
16/01/2020 at the training ground. At the minute the club's policy is to turn fans away if they try to attend youth or reserve team games at Bodymoor Heath.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: MorrisNielson on October 21, 2019, 11:45:48 PM
Our U23s beat Fulham U23s 1-0 tonight at VP. Both Chester & Hause played.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 22, 2019, 01:02:35 AM
As did Kodjia who was awful.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on October 28, 2019, 07:47:06 AM
The Under 18s lost 3-4 against Reading at the weekend in the Premier League Cup.

The Under 23s are also playing Reading (away) this evening.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 28, 2019, 08:52:14 AM
The women came from behind to draw one all with Durham and remain three points clear of them at the top.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 28, 2019, 09:21:29 PM
U23: https://www.readingfc.co.uk/news/2019/october/report-reading-u23-v-aston-villa-u23/
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 28, 2019, 09:54:30 PM
In general, coverage of the U23s from the OS or official social media channels is quite frankly absolutely pathetic.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on October 28, 2019, 11:47:28 PM
Agree Legion the so called coverage of our reserve and youth teams are absolutely pathetic .All we get now if we are lucky is the team line up the half time score if we are lucky and the final score .When we start playing the 7pm kick off games at Bodymoor Heath i fear we will not get even that .Decent point at Reading tonight seeing as Reading played several first team players and good see Cam score again
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on October 29, 2019, 08:27:01 AM
The coverage is just basically non existent. I understand it wonít be of interest to everyone, but for those that are (and youíd think given fans desire to see Ďhome growní players that it would still be significant) it is absolutely pathetic - especially compared to others clubs output.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on October 29, 2019, 08:41:39 PM
Cam's goal is now on our FB Page.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 30, 2019, 11:13:27 PM
Luke8, you're right; our club's coverage of the youth players is a disgrace. They don't even seem to want people to turn up and watch their home games!!
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Kimaster1976 on October 31, 2019, 09:22:03 PM
I notice that our womens team are top of the league, albeit in the 2nd tier. Courtesy of Sky Sports and their current obsession with the womens game and also to have as many current/ex female players reporting on the mens game as they can.

Just wondering if anyone from here has attended any of the games and what the standard is like and what the average attendance is for these games?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on October 31, 2019, 09:34:40 PM
Can't imagine it's much good.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 31, 2019, 09:42:55 PM
You can watch a few of their games if you download the FA Player App. Watched them away at Charlton and they played well against an admittedly poor team. Some excellent finishes in that game. I think women's football, generally, has at least doubled in standard in the last two decades and is only going to get better.

I keep meaning to get down and watch them in person but their insistence on only playing on Sundays when I'm hung over puts me off. I'd love it if they played on Saturday during the international break.

Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: KRS on November 01, 2019, 05:39:51 AM
If they scheduled the womens games a few hours before the first team games kick off then it would benefit the game immensely and generate more interest/support than anything else. It seems pretty obvious so I can only assume there must be unknown reasons why this doesnít happen.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: JD on November 01, 2019, 07:26:45 AM
You're right KRS. The women are playing Liverpool in the Womens Cup on Saturday. A double header at Villa Park would have been a great advertisement.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: AsTallAsLions on November 01, 2019, 07:40:20 AM
I've really enjoyed watching the women's team this season. Gemma Davies is doing a great job there. Credit to Christian Purslow also for putting added focus on it.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: UK Redsox on November 01, 2019, 10:33:08 AM
You're right KRS. The women are playing Liverpool in the Womens Cup on Saturday. A double header at Villa Park would have been a great advertisement.

If the women's game had been scheduled at VP after the men's match, I'd certainly have stayed on to watch.

Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave.woodhall on November 01, 2019, 10:37:12 AM
You're right KRS. The women are playing Liverpool in the Womens Cup on Saturday. A double header at Villa Park would have been a great advertisement.

And would also have damaged the pitch, and caused a bit of a logistics problem dressing rooms-wise.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: JD on November 02, 2019, 01:42:31 AM
As UK Redsox mentioned Dave, maybe after the mens game.

 
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithe on November 02, 2019, 03:35:08 AM
Iíve been to see the team at Boldmere, they get about 3-400

Standard is fair, some good play interspersed with horrendous individual errors. Itís a great set up there and friendly atmosphere. Lots of opportunities for kids to have their pics taken with players etc.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 02, 2019, 10:20:09 PM
Villa 2 Liverpool 0. Fuck the fuckers.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Nelson Lodge on November 04, 2019, 07:09:31 PM
Any news for tonight's U23 game vs Newcastle Utd?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on November 04, 2019, 08:00:45 PM
Any news for tonight's U23 game vs Newcastle Utd?

Villa currently 2-1 up at half time. James Chester is playing.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 04, 2019, 08:13:13 PM
Wright and Ramsey our scorers.

The Newcastle twitter account does updates https://twitter.com/NUFC, the Villa account offers nothing but HT and FT scores.


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EIjIY2-W4AE0v6m?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Tayls_7 on November 04, 2019, 08:36:30 PM
A Birch and a Tait on our bench. Pleasure and pain  :o
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on November 04, 2019, 08:42:41 PM
2-2 at present, 5mins plus to go.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on November 04, 2019, 08:56:32 PM
Won 3-2, last minute winner from Tait.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on November 04, 2019, 11:50:50 PM
Was at the reserves match against Newcastle tonight and Villa deserved the 3-2 .They played well and if it was not  for several bad misses from Wright and Archer would have had a handsome win .Ramsay took his goal well and the only way the toon could stop him was to do what teams do to Jack and kick him .He had to go off injured eventually it was so bad Well done Villa kids
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 05, 2019, 06:08:49 PM
Cam missed one chance. Wright missed over four. No-one really stood out. Cam had a quiet game by his standards but could have done with a bit better service and more awareness of his runs and movement.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Larry Duff on November 05, 2019, 09:37:41 PM
Wright missed a few chances but in the first half especially He was a constant threat to Newcastle. 
I thought Cam had a poor game and it was no surprise when He was taken off.   I do like a player who can play a telling pass and Ben Guy always impresses me.  He has a special ability to find a defence splitting pass in every game I see him play.

Thought we played very well but James Chester didn't look anywhere near First Team level and I thought Nyland should have stopped their second goal.
Jake Walker was solid at Right Back and Clarke, Ramsey and Guy all very composed in midfield.
 
Big gap between First and Second Teams now. #levels




Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 06, 2019, 06:21:02 PM
Cam did have a quiet game by his standards as I have said before, but everyone seemed to have an off-day. Remember that Cam is still only 17 and is the only one of the U23s without a pro contract and plays at that level for an absolute pittance in comparison with all the others. He has played consistently really well for them overall since he got his chance and has shown his potential with his call-up and performance for the 1st XI in the cup game. Kodjia, for example, was absolutely dire when he last played for the U23s. Personally, Guy does very little for me and was previously played as forward but did not produce the goods so was shifted position. Regarding the gap, Clarke is 21, has been playing at U23 level for 3 years but still has not, to my knowledge, been offered a loan deal by a lower league club to get further experience. Hope this provides a little perspective.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 11, 2019, 04:52:24 PM
U23s v Doncaster Rovers at Hednesford Town in the EPL cup.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on November 11, 2019, 08:30:44 PM
Our pathetic club website can not even be bothered to give you the half time score now.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: pooligan on November 11, 2019, 08:39:21 PM
For those who follow the reserves and youth team after 68  minutes  we are losing 1-0 to a team who had a man red carded in the first half and we missed a pen. It seems at every level we have no idea against a side with ten men
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 12, 2019, 06:15:03 PM
FT 1-0.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 22, 2019, 01:50:05 PM
U23s away v West Ham this evening.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 22, 2019, 08:46:00 PM
Currently losing 4-0.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on November 26, 2019, 11:04:48 PM
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Aston Villa can confirm that the majority of forthcoming home Under-23 matches will now be played at the Bodymoor Heath Training Ground.

The brand new facility will open its doors for the first time on Friday 29th November when Portsmouth are the visitors.

The club would like to encourage supporters to come and support our Young Lions but would like to advise that a restricted number of tickets will be on sale for each match.

All matches are All Ticket and tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Supporters without a ticket will not be granted entry.

There are also parking restrictions at the new facility and the club would like to advise supporters to car share where possible but limited parking is available on a strictly first-come, first-served basis.   

Refreshments including hot food and drinks will be available from a card-only kiosk Ė no cash Ė and no alcohol, smoking or vaping is permitted.

There may be some exposure to the elements so supporters will be allowed to bring umbrellas with them.   

Tickets will be on sale tomorrow from 5pm.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 29, 2019, 12:39:28 AM
Well, I went on the site this evening and there was no sign of BH U-23 tickets being up for sale.

Did anyone else try?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 29, 2019, 08:01:20 PM
Villa U23 v Portsmouth U23 at BMH this evening.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on November 29, 2019, 08:03:23 PM
Currently winning 2-0 at half-time.  Ramsay and Archer with the goals.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 29, 2019, 08:20:01 PM
3-0. Cam with the assist.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on November 29, 2019, 08:55:31 PM
6-0 at present.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on November 29, 2019, 09:09:40 PM
From the OS, facebook and Twitter you wouldn't even know there was a game on, let alone that our kids were giving someone a kicking.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 29, 2019, 09:11:29 PM
Yes. Pathetic coverage.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Walmley_Villa on November 30, 2019, 12:00:55 PM
Nice new stand I see...great idea.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 30, 2019, 08:11:02 PM
Did some of the folks posting on here actually manage to get tickets for the game? If so, how did they do this, as I can see nothing re booking U-23 tickets for BH on the OS.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on November 30, 2019, 08:13:35 PM
I think it is open to the first 500 interested.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: olaftab on December 01, 2019, 04:00:39 PM
Anyone know how Villa ladies got on today away at London Bees?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on December 01, 2019, 04:07:07 PM
Anyone know how Villa ladies got on today away at London Bees?

Won 2-1 - They have their own twitter channel (https://twitter.com/AVWFCOfficial) so following the games is a lot simpler than the youth group football where you're normally just staring into the abyss.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: olaftab on December 01, 2019, 04:10:48 PM
Cheers Paul and thanks for the link. Our girls are doing brilliant.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on December 09, 2019, 04:03:00 PM
U23s in action this evening. Cam not involved as they want him to play for the U18s at Stevenage tomorrow in the FA Youth Cup. He is 18 years old today, by the way.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 09, 2019, 07:32:19 PM
Currently 1-1

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ELXcRahWsAIs2yu?format=jpg&name=large)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on December 09, 2019, 07:36:48 PM
2-1 now, vassilev with both.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: PeterWithesShin on December 09, 2019, 11:58:12 PM
Won 5-3. Vassilev (2), Clarke (2) and Tait
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: MorrisNielson on December 10, 2019, 08:07:55 PM
U23s in action this evening. Cam not involved as they want him to play for the U18s at Stevenage tomorrow in the FA Youth Cup. He is 18 years old today, by the way.
Thanks Legion, Iíve updated my records accordingly.
It changes things a bit in terms of the youngest debuts list.
The DoB in the match programme put Cam 37th on the list, between Alan Wakeman & Mark Burke.
However with his correct DoB identified, Cam just scrapes into the top 20 at 17 years and 261 days.
Thus pushing teammate Jacob Ramsey into 21st place by 3 days.
It seems a little bit sad that the programme editors have to gamble on googling players details instead of being unable/unwilling to acquire the correct information from within the club.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: eamonn on December 10, 2019, 08:15:27 PM
Vassal state?  Is he Greek?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on December 10, 2019, 09:54:09 PM
U18s through 4-2 on pens in the FA Youth Cup. No official coverage yet again.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: robleflaneur on December 10, 2019, 10:19:42 PM
Thanks for the news.It's a disgrace that the official site doesn't bring you any news.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on December 10, 2019, 10:22:41 PM
It is. They did cover the U23s a lot better yesterday.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 12, 2019, 12:21:57 AM
We went on to the Stevenage twitter feed and they gave an excellent running commentary on the noteworthy events from the game.

Ours was non-existent -disgraceful!!
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 12, 2019, 09:03:47 AM
Villa Women beat Blackburn 5-2 and go through to League Cup Quarter-Finals after Durham lost to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 15, 2019, 04:59:10 PM
Villa Women 3
London City Lionesses 1
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: adrenachrome on December 16, 2019, 07:42:15 PM
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Aston Villa
@AVFCOfficial

3m
GOAL!
🙌


Tait's cross goes all the way through to Tyreik Wright, who slams it into the top corner!
🥳


🦁
 1-0
🦢
 #AVFC #PL2
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: adrenachrome on December 16, 2019, 07:51:04 PM
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Aston Villa
@AVFCOfficial

44s
It's all square at the break...

Tyreik Wright's opened the scoring, but Swansea levelled on the stroke of half-time through Cooper's header.

#AVFC #PL2
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on December 16, 2019, 09:28:08 PM
FT 1-1
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 17, 2019, 10:48:41 AM
Villa Women drawn away to top flight title contenders Chelsea in League Cup Quarter-Finals.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: tomd2103 on December 22, 2019, 09:59:11 AM
FT 1-1

You watch a lot of games at this level mate, your lad apart, any strikers you think could make the step up?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on December 22, 2019, 10:14:45 AM
He's a former pupil. I think he and Ramsey are capable of making it.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on December 23, 2019, 07:04:01 AM
He's a former pupil. I think he and Ramsey are capable of making it.

I assume you mean Jacob Ramsey, in which case I'd add his brother Aaron as well. I've not seen much of him but have been told by someone I trust that he is a bit special and that the club are very excited about him.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 23, 2019, 07:32:24 PM
AR was featured in a grauniad article on the most promising young English players earlier this season.

He's very young, so won't be anywhere near the first team for a while.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 23, 2019, 07:56:05 PM
I wouldn't be amazed if he's in the squad for Fulham.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on December 24, 2019, 12:07:22 AM
AR was featured in a grauniad article on the most promising young English players earlier this season.

He's very young, so won't be anywhere near the first team for a while.

Turns 17 early next year I think, so that's not too far short of when you start seeing players get looked at. I suspect it's unlikely though because he's not had many U23 appearances and I suspect they'd want to give him a while at that level before throwing him into the 1st team.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: OCD on December 24, 2019, 10:55:44 AM
Isn't there 3 Ramsey kids on the books?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Toronto Villa on December 24, 2019, 04:05:47 PM
I'm really concerned that there isn't a great deal of talent pushing to come through from the academy or if there is being given a real chance to get a squad place. Looking around at Man U, Chelsea, Spurs in recent years have had a few lads make an impact. We have Jack and not much else.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on December 24, 2019, 07:37:57 PM
Isn't there 3 Ramsey kids on the books?

yeah, the youngest is about 14 though so he won't be mentioned much for a few years yet.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: OCD on December 25, 2019, 06:23:44 PM
I just remember thinking that if they all came through the ranks we could have 3 of them in the team.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on January 06, 2020, 07:25:35 PM
U23s are playing at home to Sunderland, about 25mins in, was 3-0 after 8 with 2 for Vassilev and 1 for Cam.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: paul_e on January 06, 2020, 07:47:07 PM
4 now, Ramsey with the 4th.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on January 06, 2020, 08:33:28 PM
Guessing that one of Vassilev or Ramsey could well be on the bench on Wednesday given they have both been taken off after an hour and we only have one fit senior striker available.

Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on January 06, 2020, 09:26:06 PM
Ramsey plays in midfield.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: garyshawsknee on January 06, 2020, 09:28:34 PM
I've never seen the lad play, but he must offer more than Lansbury.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Luke8 on January 07, 2020, 02:10:56 PM
Ramsey plays in midfield.

A valid observation, thank you. I appreciate the obvious bias here, but asking as someone interested in the younger players development/progression but without the required in depth knowledge of the U23 players, have you any idea of the logic of it being Vassilev on the bench on against Fulham when it was Archer earlier in the season at Crewe?
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on January 07, 2020, 03:00:17 PM
No idea at all. It baffled me to be honest.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on January 10, 2020, 05:25:06 PM
U23s losing 2-1 at Norwich. Cam with our goal then Ben Guy gets sent off.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Legion on January 12, 2020, 12:28:15 PM
Women in action vs Sheffield United this afternoon.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 12, 2020, 04:01:26 PM
Villa Women win one-nil at promotion rivals Sheff United. Six points clear at the top, now.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on January 12, 2020, 10:14:01 PM
Went down to the Prozac, as it's only a short walk from home.

Just about deserved it. The winner was a good move finished off by Emma Follis, though she may have just been offside as the ball came in. Shame there's no VAR, eh?

Disappointed that we couldn't pass our way out of defence and so came under pressure for the last twenty minutes. Generally defended well, one cross/shot clipped the bar.

WotM by a mile was the centre-back Elisha N'Dow who was elegant in possession and defended well, too.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 13, 2020, 10:51:58 PM
Villa Women win one-nil at promotion rivals Sheff United. Six points clear at the top, now.

They're a very well-drilled and talented team. Gemma Davies is a really promising coach. Excited to see what they can do at the top level next year.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 14, 2020, 01:22:17 PM
Anyone going to the FA Youth cup game at Manchester citys academy stadium on Wed night - only £3 on the door
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: eamonn on January 15, 2020, 09:26:39 PM
Ramsey plays in midfield.

A valid observation, thank you. I appreciate the obvious bias here, but asking as someone interested in the younger players development/progression but without the required in depth knowledge of the U23 players, have you any idea of the logic of it being Vassilev on the bench on against Fulham when it was Archer earlier in the season at Crewe?

Form I think. I read that Vassilev had been impressing most recently.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dave shelley on January 15, 2020, 09:30:21 PM
U18's sadly lost tonight 2-1.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Hookeysmith on January 15, 2020, 09:33:24 PM
We lost an entertaining game 2-1. City had some swagger about them and knocked it around well and were good value for the 2- 0 half time lead.
2nd half we upped the tempo and the game became more end to end. Archer went off and the replacement caused them a lot of problems. We hit the post after a good move and then scored a fine individual goal but it came a tad too late.

For £3 It was a decent game and in a stadium that would put a few league 1 & 2 grounds to shame.

Incredible how the entire area has been developed.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: AsTallAsLions on January 15, 2020, 09:45:29 PM
Villa Women knocked out the cup by Chelsea too, 3-1.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Ian on January 15, 2020, 11:47:05 PM
Chelsea looked very well drilled and their new signing Kerr has a good touch . Our ladies can hold their heads high having battled hard. It was mighty cold tonight and my face has only just thawed out 
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 16, 2020, 03:26:45 PM
Under-23s losing three-nil at home to Exeter.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: VILLA MOLE on January 16, 2020, 03:29:04 PM
Under-23s losing three-nil at home to Exeter.




obviously watched the first team sunday
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: dcdavecollett on January 18, 2020, 07:29:38 PM
Perhaps they didn't, as they had three good chances to score in the FH -and failed with all of them.

They also hit the bar in the SH and missed yet another 1-on-1 near the end.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 09:41:40 AM
Eniola Aluko appointed sporting director of the womenís team. As a seasoned connoisseur of black women, all I can really contribute to the debate is that sheís got a really bad weave for someone who appears on telly and who I would imagine is quite well off.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 09:58:21 AM
Seems like the women are really going for it, on and off the pitch. Hope they can finish the job and get promoted.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on January 22, 2020, 10:11:16 AM
Eniola Aluko appointed sporting director of the womenís team. As a seasoned connoisseur of black women, all I can really contribute to the debate is that sheís got a really bad weave for someone who appears on telly and who I would imagine is quite well off.
Who gives a fig about her appearance ? Surely her competence for the job doesn't hinge on her bad hair days.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Drummond on January 22, 2020, 10:19:12 AM
Eniola Aluko appointed sporting director of the womenís team. As a seasoned connoisseur of black women, all I can really contribute to the debate is that sheís got a really bad weave for someone who appears on telly and who I would imagine is quite well off.

You should be on Sky Sports News.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Villa Lew on January 22, 2020, 11:39:41 AM
Saw her on Soccer Saturday covering Watford Spurs match in the studio, was very impressed, good luck Eni.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 12:11:33 PM
Eniola Aluko appointed sporting director of the womenís team. As a seasoned connoisseur of black women, all I can really contribute to the debate is that sheís got a really bad weave for someone who appears on telly and who I would imagine is quite well off.
Who gives a fig about her appearance ? Surely her competence for the job doesn't hinge on her bad hair days.

Agreed. Like I said, not knowing if sheís any good or not itís all I can add. It is surprising though. Black female hair is notoriously expensive to look after well and all the ones I know who can afford it pay a fortune to do so. Itís a bit like Dr Tonyís shoes, but I spend my life almost exclusively around black women rather than white men and they talk about hair a lot. Sorry.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2020, 12:13:41 PM
I like her hair. Haters gonna hate.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 22, 2020, 12:28:01 PM
I like her hair. Haters gonna hate.

Good for you cd. My wifeís direct debit for her hairdresser is the third biggest bill after childcare then the mortgage, and in hard times every economy has been considered and discussed except that one. Iím just saying thatís obviously not the case in the Aluko household.
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: GordonCowansisthegreatest on January 22, 2020, 12:49:16 PM
Maybe you should get together and ask for a bulk discount;)
Title: Re: Reserves, Academy and Women 2019-20
Post by: Richard E on January 23, 2020, 01:04:41 PM
Seems like the women are really going for it, on and off the pitch. Hope they can finish the job and get promoted.

In the global scheme of things it's a minor development, but with her being such a "name" figure in women's football I see this as a real statement of intent from the club, and another albeit small sign that we now have serious owners.