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Offline oldhill_avfc

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #105 on: October 17, 2016, 12:06:14 PM »
That looks a decent summary although I'm far from convinced in Chester.

The problem is that the signings that look dodgy are in areas where we were desperate to improve.

That's why after spending 50m we still haven't got a half decent team.

Offline Ron Manager

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #106 on: October 17, 2016, 04:10:34 PM »
That looks a decent summary although I'm far from convinced in Chester.

The problem is that the signings that look dodgy are in areas where we were desperate to improve.

That's why after spending 50m we still haven't got a half decent team.
Apart from last Saturday Chester has  played consistently well in a poor defence.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #107 on: October 17, 2016, 05:10:52 PM »
"They've so overspent on players," Murphy said.
"Some of the money they have spent on average players is ridiculous, absolutely ludicrous."

Sad to say but these are looking more and more accurate with each game ...
After the truly awful game against a workmanlike wanderers, I'd wholeheartedly agree that Murphy is looking more and more right in his assertion. It would appear - after having watched several games, home and away - that RdM and Clarke splurged on front runners and failed to bring in sufficient effective midfielders; an error of judgement that will cost us in points until January.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2016, 05:13:02 PM by Mister E »

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #108 on: October 17, 2016, 05:18:02 PM »
Must be hard for Chester playing along side someone like Elphick who simply is inept.  Baker and Chester have to be our centre partnership in the short to medium term.

The money we spent on  what have become under achievers is unbelievable.  Looks like a couple of loan deals and snips in January to at least give us some credibility this season and let Bruce have next season to see if he can do anything.  The big plus so far this season appears to be the attitude of Bacuna who could easily have said stuff you.

Any chance of us nicking Dawson from Hull ?

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #109 on: October 17, 2016, 05:27:38 PM »
Every time I see posts in this thread I get more frustrated.  We sign players who played well, they struggle, we sell them and then they play well again (see gana, veretout and sanchez) but our fans all cry out for the players not being good enough.  I just don't believe that any more.  No club could sign this number of players, who the fans approve of, only for them to turn out to be shit.  Our problems won't be solved by spending more money on players, we do need 2-3 additions in positions where we look light (CM and CB, possibly another keeper), but we can't treat the window as if it offers some sort of panacea that solves everything it won't and will be more money pissed up the wall if the deeper problems aren't addressed.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #110 on: October 17, 2016, 06:46:32 PM »
I said similar a few months ago, and it still seems applicable.

Since Houllier left up to the end of last season, how many players have improved at the Villa besides Delph and Benteke? We must be talking about 50 odd players in 5 years and I can think of 2 that improved. No matter how bad you think our transfer policy was in that time, it shows there has been something fundamentally wrong with the coaching for years regardless of who was manager.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #111 on: October 17, 2016, 07:02:02 PM »
And to someone who mentioned before about swapping Bayern, Barcelona or RM into our environs, I'd like to add that were they managed by Guardiola inhabited by the ghosts of Paisley, Shankley, Busby, Saunders et al, we'd still be shite. I don't know any more how it can be stopped.

Human sacrifice is all I can think of.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #112 on: October 17, 2016, 08:32:14 PM »
And to someone who mentioned before about swapping Bayern, Barcelona or RM into our environs, I'd like to add that were they managed by Guardiola inhabited by the ghosts of Paisley, Shankley, Busby, Saunders et al, we'd still be shite. I don't know any more how it can be stopped.

Human sacrifice is all I can think of.

Maybe Robbie Savage might have a use after all.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #113 on: October 17, 2016, 09:24:09 PM »
And to someone who mentioned before about swapping Bayern, Barcelona or RM into our environs, I'd like to add that were they managed by Guardiola inhabited by the ghosts of Paisley, Shankley, Busby, Saunders et al, we'd still be shite. I don't know any more how it can be stopped.

Human sacrifice is all I can think of.

Maybe Robbie Savage might have a use after all.

I doubt offering him to the gods would win us their favour.

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #114 on: October 17, 2016, 09:56:00 PM »
And to someone who mentioned before about swapping Bayern, Barcelona or RM into our environs, I'd like to add that were they managed by Guardiola inhabited by the ghosts of Paisley, Shankley, Busby, Saunders et al, we'd still be shite. I don't know any more how it can be stopped.

Human sacrifice is all I can think of.

Maybe Robbie Savage might have a use after all.

I doubt offering him to the gods would win us their favour.

Is he even human?

Offline oldhill_avfc

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Re: Aston Villa's ludicrous 50m transfer spree ripped to shreds
« Reply #115 on: October 18, 2016, 08:20:07 AM »
That looks a decent summary although I'm far from convinced in Chester.

The problem is that the signings that look dodgy are in areas where we were desperate to improve.

That's why after spending 50m we still haven't got a half decent team.
Apart from last Saturday Chester has  played consistently well in a poor defence.

After our double header of going to the Hawthorns and then VP on Saturday, I think I have the backing of a certain Tiny Penis in my assessment.  Based on the Baggies lining up with their renowned 9-0-1 formation you can only deduce that Chester would have been their 10th choice defender at best.