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Author Topic: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread  (Read 465730 times)

Offline LeeB

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4050 on: July 15, 2019, 05:26:06 PM »
And apparently heís now following Wesley, PL and Villa on Twitter. Fuck me Iíve gone all Eastie.

Why is he following Paul Lambert?

He doesn't know why, he just does.

Online Dave

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4051 on: July 15, 2019, 05:47:55 PM »
An article by the excellent Seb Stafford-Bloor on why we're not 'doing a Fulham'
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/aston-villa-summer-transfer-spending-fulham-201819

Yep, good write-up. Loses a couple of points for seemingly not realising that Smith's experience of Jota extends a fair bit further than seeing him "in opposition plenty of times".

But that's a minor nitpick.

Offline OCD

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4052 on: July 15, 2019, 05:48:13 PM »
An article by the excellent Seb Stafford-Bloor on why we're not 'doing a Fulham'
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/aston-villa-summer-transfer-spending-fulham-201819


Good article but misses the point that a lot of our business has been done early on so that a number of them will have a whole pre-season together. Whereas Fulham were still stumbling around on deadline day, any business we do is likely to be minimal.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4053 on: July 15, 2019, 05:50:06 PM »
And apparently heís now following Wesley, PL and Villa on Twitter. Fuck me Iíve gone all Eastie.

Why is he following Paul Lambert?

He doesn't know why, he just does.

He's not following me, the bastard.

Offline Newby

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4054 on: July 15, 2019, 06:07:11 PM »
I'm not sure that Deano will want players striking to get a move as what goes around comes around.  When we win the league and he wants to go to Barcelona and strikes on us! Nope, not a clever thing to do.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4055 on: July 15, 2019, 06:11:03 PM »
I'm not sure that Deano will want players striking to get a move as what goes around comes around.  When we win the league and he wants to go to Barcelona and strikes on us! Nope, not a clever thing to do.

If he's good enough to win the league and go to Barca then frankly I wouldn't care if he's walking naked round Bruges wiping his arse with the Belgian flag.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4056 on: July 15, 2019, 06:20:49 PM »
An article by the excellent Seb Stafford-Bloor on why we're not 'doing a Fulham'
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/aston-villa-summer-transfer-spending-fulham-201819

Yep, good write-up. Loses a couple of points for seemingly not realising that Smith's experience of Jota extends a fair bit further than seeing him "in opposition plenty of times".

But that's a minor nitpick.


It is very complimentary and positive about us, as is much of the media at the moment. As for Captain Marvel, it is good to see he is so keen to join us but worrying if he is someone who might be disruptive.  I would imagine we would sell a few shirts with 'Marvelous' printed on the back.

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4057 on: July 15, 2019, 06:28:37 PM »
I think this is the first Monday for a while where we haven't announced a signing!

Offline jwarry

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4058 on: July 15, 2019, 06:39:54 PM »
Nakamba looks like a good athlete and not afraid to put a foot in.  With him and Luiz we can afford to offload the likes of Barney and Angela

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4059 on: July 15, 2019, 06:40:03 PM »
I think this is the first Monday for a while where we haven't announced a signing!

(yet)

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4060 on: July 15, 2019, 06:58:00 PM »
And apparently heís now following Wesley, PL and Villa on Twitter. Fuck me Iíve gone all Eastie.

Why is he following Paul Lambert?

Heís not. Itís a site devoted to Pork Loins.

Offline eamonn

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4061 on: July 15, 2019, 07:40:03 PM »
An article by the excellent Seb Stafford-Bloor on why we're not 'doing a Fulham'
https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/aston-villa-summer-transfer-spending-fulham-201819

Yep, good write-up. Loses a couple of points for seemingly not realising that Smith's experience of Jota extends a fair bit further than seeing him "in opposition plenty of times".

But that's a minor nitpick.

Hmm, he must have heard you as I can't see that line. Instead, it reads more accurately "Dean Smith coached Jota over several year at Brentford, he briefly managed the 21-year-old Ezri Konsa too..."

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4062 on: July 15, 2019, 07:47:38 PM »
Another positive article on our business so far. Absolutely nothing can go wrong from here, right?

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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4063 on: July 15, 2019, 07:52:15 PM »
And apparently heís now following Wesley, PL and Villa on Twitter. Fuck me Iíve gone all Eastie.

Why is he following Paul Lambert?
He wants to 'go again'.


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Re: Summer transfer, gossip, speculation thread
« Reply #4064 on: July 15, 2019, 07:58:56 PM »
Fulham way overspent in areas where they were already strong. When they went up I actually thought their midfield trio of McDonald-Johansen-Cairney was the best in the championship. Maybe it would've flopped in the prem but I'd have given it until January. Instead they spent nearly 30m on Zambo Anguisa from Marseille who totally flopped and Jean Seri for 25m who's a decent player but struggled to impose himself, bit like Gana for us.

Also at left back you could've just put Sessegnon there for some games or signed some old head. Instead they pinched Joe Bryan from us and also signed Le Marchand from Nice for 15m who again made little impression.

In goal Bettenelli was arguably good enough to play in prem but they signed two keepers from La Liga, one only made two appearences and was then binned off.

Difference is Fulham spent when arguably half their team was already good enough for premier league, we've had to spent because we released eight at the end of the season so we didn't have much more than 11 senior outfield players. Guess in that situation you'd rather get in as many potential first 11 players as possible rather than just get loads of expensive squad players.