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Title: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on July 31, 2021, 03:32:53 PM
Transfer agreed subject to medical and personal terms.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/july/Villa-reach-agreement-for-Leon-Bailey/
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Post by: john e on July 31, 2021, 03:33:29 PM
Some good news then
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 03:34:13 PM
Outstanding news
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Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 03:34:33 PM
Fucking yes!
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 03:34:38 PM
This is the one I've wanted for a while!
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Post by: Ads on July 31, 2021, 03:34:54 PM
Well in!
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Post by: charleeco7 on July 31, 2021, 03:35:23 PM
Is he any good?
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Post by: richtheholtender on July 31, 2021, 03:35:26 PM
Replacement
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 03:35:28 PM
Now get JWP. Then we can have JWP and JPB
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 03:35:45 PM
Is he any good?

He’s outstanding. I watch a decent amount of Bundesliga and he will get you out of your seat.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 03:36:04 PM
He’s a statement signing.
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Post by: astonvilla82 on July 31, 2021, 03:36:21 PM
Well done
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Post by: jwarry on July 31, 2021, 03:37:24 PM
Interesting the club have clearly rushed this out as we don’t normally announce until all terms agreed.  Maybe sensitive to our concerns at the moment?
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Post by: richtheholtender on July 31, 2021, 03:37:51 PM
He’s a statement signing.



Is he the type of player that would convince your star player nor to leave?
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Post by: andyh on July 31, 2021, 03:38:13 PM
Eager to get some positive news out?

Still to agree personal terms and pass a medical.
Good news though I guess, I know absolutely nothing about him.

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Post by: charleeco7 on July 31, 2021, 03:38:46 PM
Is he any good?

He’s outstanding. I watch a decent amount of Bundesliga and he will get you out of your seat.
Happy days. Think we’ll need a pick me up come next week. Onwards and upwards.
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Post by: Chris_Jephcott on July 31, 2021, 03:40:27 PM
Yes yes yes!

In a sea of turds, this is brilliant news. Delighted!
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Post by: purpletrousers on July 31, 2021, 03:41:07 PM
Interesting the club have clearly rushed this out as we don’t normally announce until all terms agreed.  Maybe sensitive to our concerns at the moment?

You’d think. Appreciative to read Vinnie’s summary of where we are, seems the best over view.
Anything and everything that can encourage Jack to believe in glory the right way, I don’t think it’s done yet but obviously scarily progressed.

I hope they don’t stop there, and almost welcome Leon. 
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Post by: Damo70 on July 31, 2021, 03:41:40 PM
Played for Benteke's old club Genk, 23 year old winger and has a goal record of one every four games. Potentially very exciting I would say.

We are now clearly buying players on the way up instead of on the way down.
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 31, 2021, 03:42:21 PM
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 03:42:22 PM
He’s a statement signing.

Yes, that was the opinion of other clubs' fans when we were first linked. Might just sway Jack to stay for another season.
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Post by: Villan82 on July 31, 2021, 03:42:45 PM
So good to have such great news on a Saturday!
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Post by: SamTheMouse on July 31, 2021, 03:43:06 PM
Does he play mainly on the left or right?
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Post by: Nev on July 31, 2021, 03:43:32 PM
SSN seem to be rather excited, or rather the presenter does, he's gushing about Bailey.
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Post by: Dave on July 31, 2021, 03:44:14 PM
Lovely stuff.
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Post by: Tayls_7 on July 31, 2021, 03:45:08 PM
Oh thank f##k.
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Post by: sickbeggar on July 31, 2021, 03:48:16 PM
Great signing I think. The one i wanted out of all our transfer links this summer anyway.. Bit ruined by all the other stuff *shakes fist"
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 03:48:24 PM
Welcome Leon, that has cheered me up a bit. I fucking love wingers.
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Post by: bilsim on July 31, 2021, 03:54:49 PM
Heyyyyyy hey Bailey (ohh, ahh)
I wanna knooow, will you score a goal
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Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 03:59:34 PM
Interesting the club have clearly rushed this out as we don’t normally announce until all terms agreed.  Maybe sensitive to our concerns at the moment?

Same as they did with Emi Buendia.
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Post by: Ads on July 31, 2021, 03:59:41 PM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.
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Post by: olaftab on July 31, 2021, 04:05:02 PM
Transfer agreed subject to medical and personal terms.

https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/july/Villa-reach-agreement-for-Leon-Bailey/
The King is dead long live the King.
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Post by: Risso on July 31, 2021, 04:06:32 PM
Off you jog Greasy, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 04:10:58 PM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.

Decent shout that.
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Post by: SoccerHQ on July 31, 2021, 04:14:10 PM
This is good. Exactly the type of player we need to be signing in next 12 months regardless of what else happens.

Carew vibes.
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Post by: Villafirst on July 31, 2021, 04:14:21 PM
Presume Emi and Leon on the wings? Pace and trickery galore!
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Post by: Demitri_C on July 31, 2021, 04:15:04 PM
Brilliant news!!

Im ecstatic at this. Really exciting signing. Looks like a st maximin type player
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Post by: Ads on July 31, 2021, 04:18:20 PM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.

Decent shout that.

Mowing my lawn and it scans fine. We don't need Tuanzebe now.

Leon Bailey and a Leon Bailey!
Leon Bailey!
Bailey!
Bailey!
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Post by: DrGonzo on July 31, 2021, 04:19:23 PM
Excellent good news.  Wouldn't be suprised if we see another before monday morning.
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Post by: Ads on July 31, 2021, 04:22:34 PM
Absolute blistering pace is what our midfield/attack has needed.
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Post by: Jimsta on July 31, 2021, 04:27:50 PM
Awesome news, Very talented player can use both feet and fast as ****.
Welcome Leon
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Post by: ChicagoLion on July 31, 2021, 04:31:15 PM
A bit of good news. UTV
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Post by: algy on July 31, 2021, 04:34:41 PM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.

Decent shout that.

Mowing my lawn and it scans fine. We don't need Tuanzebe now.

Leon Bailey and a Leon Bailey!
Leon Bailey!
Bailey!
Bailey!
Perfect signing, then.

Hopefully enough of a pre-Monday signal that we're being serious about challenging for the top 4.
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Post by: Ads on July 31, 2021, 04:36:37 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.
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Post by: Footy-Vill on July 31, 2021, 04:37:58 PM
Bailey loves to be on the ball and wants to be on it but also makes runs off the ball.
He's strong left footed player and can whizz past the defenders .
He's adaptable and can use his right but the left foot is a sweet one. Playing left side he be out and out winger. See Dwight McNeil well better and hes far higher tempo because he's so quick and let's quicken that tempo and you've got Sane. But Bailey he also plays the Bertrand Traroe right wing side major effectively as he comes in side from the right both with the ball and without it.
Better movement than what we have
See Mahrez. He's a quicker tempo but more direct. And has as good a left foot as Mahrez. Certainly better than Traroe.

Liking what Smith has done here. Taken the attack to the next level. He's another not afraid to shoot or dally on the ball and can effectively use his pace to bring great attacking  momentum.
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Post by: UK Redsox on July 31, 2021, 04:47:17 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.

Emi2, Leon & Ollie on the counter will bring back memories of Young, Gabby & Downing.
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Post by: adrenachrome on July 31, 2021, 04:48:28 PM
Absolute blistering pace is what our midfield/attack has needed.

Good call.

Ollie will be well pleased.
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Post by: olaftab on July 31, 2021, 04:51:13 PM
See Mahrez. He's a quicker tempo but more direct. And has as good a left foot as Mahrez. Certainly better than Traroe.
No one has better left  foot than our Bert.
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Post by: Sexual Ealing on July 31, 2021, 04:52:34 PM
See Mahrez. He's a quicker tempo but more direct. And has as good a left foot as Mahrez. Certainly better than Traroe.
No one has better left  foot than our Bert.

Seconded.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 04:57:20 PM
With Leon coming in it’s going to scare a lot of people now if Jack stays.
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 04:58:55 PM
Some people say man, you know you can't believe,
Leon Bailey has joined the Worlds Greatest football Team.
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Post by: andyh on July 31, 2021, 05:06:36 PM
Nice to see us looking outside of the championship for our players
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Post by: Shrek on July 31, 2021, 05:20:06 PM
I’ve already heard the Bob Marley song for Leon 😎
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Post by: Goldenballs on July 31, 2021, 05:25:23 PM
Great news, excited to see him. Hopefully double our money on him when we sell him in a couple of seasons.






Just joking guys!
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Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 05:31:20 PM
Nice to see us looking outside of the championship for our players

I never really understand why people are overly concerned as to where we find our players. If they’re good what does it matter? Watkins and Emi are brilliant players and likewise so is Bailey. The fact two come from the Championship and one from the Bundesliga doesn’t seem overly relevant.
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Post by: Exiled in Worksop on July 31, 2021, 05:32:05 PM
Off you jog Greasy, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.

This is my first post after lurking for ages.

I'm not too good at this interweb thingy, but I hope this is a joke. "Greasy"!  >:(
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Post by: nigel on July 31, 2021, 05:36:43 PM
Great news, excited to see him. Hopefully double our money on him when we sell him in a couple of seasons.






Just joking guys!

I don’t know much outside of Villa, so I asked my lad when we were first linked to him.
He said he’s a £60m player.
So, given how clubs are needing to cash in on their assets, to get him for £30m is a bargain
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Post by: Ian. on July 31, 2021, 05:46:37 PM
Outstanding! When I left this morning it was all doom and gloom. Happy days indeed if we pull this off.
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Post by: Risso on July 31, 2021, 05:48:17 PM
Nice to see us looking outside of the championship for our players

I never really understand why people are overly concerned as to where we find our players. If they’re good what does it matter? Watkins and Emi are brilliant players and likewise so is Bailey. The fact two come from the Championship and one from the Bundesliga doesn’t seem overly relevant.

Well it doesn't really, but if you shop exclusively in the UK leagues you don't tend to get a lot of value for money, as we saw under O'Neill.
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Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 05:48:54 PM
Great news, excited to see him. Hopefully double our money on him when we sell him in a couple of seasons.






Just joking guys!

I don’t know much outside of Villa, so I asked my lad when we were first linked to him.
He said he’s a £60m player.
So, given how clubs are needing to cash in on their assets, to get him for £30m is a bargain

He is. Leverkusen need to sell after missing out on the Champs League. He is a serious player - the sort I would have expected to be going to Liverpool, Manure etc.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on July 31, 2021, 05:49:06 PM
I wonder if the club have pushed hard to get this deal to this stage today - bit of good news on top of all the Grealish negativity amongst the fan base
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Post by: Legion on July 31, 2021, 05:59:54 PM
Never heard of him. Welcome to Villa Park.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 06:03:05 PM
I wonder if the club have pushed hard to get this deal to this stage today - bit of good news on top of all the Grealish negativity amongst the fan base

I'd say the wheels were already well in motion before 'news' of Jack's move started to gain momentum.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 06:09:28 PM
Club shop not messing about

(https://i.ibb.co/vmwFf5Y/4-A861-CA0-6847-481-B-A976-C128-FCD90-C52.png) (https://ibb.co/vmwFf5Y)
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Post by: Footy-Vill on July 31, 2021, 06:10:07 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.

Emi2, Leon & Ollie on the counter will bring back memories of Young, Gabby & Downing.

From what I've seen of Ashley he still likes to get forward anyhow too !
But that's Brilliant memories of the attack
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 31, 2021, 06:17:20 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.

More importantly, our creativity will be on another level which should allow us not to rely on counter attacking, as powerful and effective as it may be.
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Post by: Rigadon on July 31, 2021, 06:29:20 PM
Let’s hope he’s more Ashley Young than Nzogbia.  I’ve never seen him play but happy to se others on here rate him. 
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Post by: Footy-Vill on July 31, 2021, 06:29:50 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.

More importantly, our creativity will be on another level which should allow us not to rely on counter attacking, as powerful and effective as it may be.
Agree with both!
Exciting times
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Post by: CT on July 31, 2021, 06:31:36 PM
Our counter attack will be so much more effective next season.

More importantly, our creativity will be on another level which should allow us not to rely on counter attacking, as powerful and effective as it may be.
Agree with both!
Exciting times

With a certain Jack Grealish as well, we’d be like a purring Aston Martin going forward.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 06:35:07 PM
With a certain Jack Grealish as well, we’d be like a purring Aston Martin going forward.

SHA would just refer to us as a DVB11.
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Post by: Flamingo Lane on July 31, 2021, 06:41:08 PM
Never heard of him before, but how he strove to become a professional footballer (assisted by his father) is quite a story in itself, and having now seen some footage of him playing in the Bundesliga he certainly looks an exciting proposition.
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 06:51:24 PM
Just for comparison: league stats in 20/21

Leon Bailey - 30 games/8 goals/9 assists - £30m
Jadon Sancho - 26 games/8 goals/11 assists - £73m

Dortmund finished 3rd, Leverkusen 6th
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 31, 2021, 06:51:42 PM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.

Decent shout that.

I'd prefer we adapt Musical Youth's Pass the Dutchie, a celebration of Brummie West Indian culture

Villa generation
Rules the nation
We certain

Villa happen to be the food of love
Plays to really make you rub and scrub

I say

Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
He's gonna burn
Give me pace , he's as fast as Bolt
He got da ball
Give me the goal, make me rockin' on the Holte
I say

Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
Pass to Bailey on the left hand side..

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Post by: Richard E on July 31, 2021, 06:56:44 PM
Having given this a lot of thought with a view to coming up with something witty, tuneful and original, can I propose ‘There’s only one Leon Bailey’?
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Post by: villadelph on July 31, 2021, 06:58:46 PM
In doing some google translate on the Leverkusen forums they think we got a bargain and think his contribution will be severely missed. Sounds familiar..
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 31, 2021, 07:02:59 PM
Just noticed, he can take corners too.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 07:03:44 PM
Oh Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
Bailey, Bailey, oh with your eyes so blue
Bailey, Bailey, I've got a crush on you
Bailey, Bailey, I'm so in love with you
Oh when we walk it always feels so nice
And when we talk, it seems like paradise
Bailey, Bailey, I'm so in love with you
You're my king and I'm in heaven every time I look at you
When you smile it's like a dream
And I'm so lucky, 'cause I found a boy like you
Bailey, Bailey, avec tes yeux si bleus
Bailey, Bailey, Quand j'ai peche' pour deux
Bailey, Bailey, Pour un baiser d'eternite'
Bailey, Bailey, Je suis folle de toi
Bailey, Bailey, Embrasse moi ce soir
Bailey, Bailey, Pour un baiser d'eternite
Oh Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
Bailey, ooh-be-do, I'm in love with you
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Post by: Dave on July 31, 2021, 07:04:09 PM
Incidentally, the last 23 year old attacker to move from Leverkusen to the Premier League for big money was Son Heung-Min.

Similar impact would be just lovely thanks Leon.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 07:05:25 PM
Berbatov was pretty decent, too.
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Post by: Legion on July 31, 2021, 07:06:07 PM
Leon, Leon Bailey, Leon Bailey in the aiiiiirrrrrr...
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Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on July 31, 2021, 07:06:52 PM
Lovely, CD but as I'm sure you're well aware Villa songs are deemed long if they've got more than 2 lines. Massive room for improvement. Must try harder.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 07:07:31 PM
Lovely, CD but as I'm sure you're well aware Villa songs are deemed long if they've got more than 2 lines. Massive room for improvement. Must try harder.

We could just hum it at him?
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Post by: Dante Lavelli on July 31, 2021, 07:19:24 PM
Great news, excited to see him. Hopefully double our money on him when we sell him in a couple of seasons.






Just joking guys!

Joking aside, with FFP it is a good way to grow the club as long as we maintain some control of when/who is sold from season to season and the money is always reinvested.
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Post by: CT on July 31, 2021, 07:20:45 PM
Leon Bailey, on the wing.
So every little things, gonna be alright.
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Post by: Tayls_7 on July 31, 2021, 07:23:34 PM
I don't like Bailey, ugh, oh no
I love him.
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Post by: olaftab on July 31, 2021, 07:24:13 PM
Off you jog Greasy, don't let the door hit your arse on the way out.
This is my first post after lurking for ages.
I'm not too good at this interweb thingy, but I hope this is a joke. "Greasy"!  >:(
Welcome Exiled in Workhop. It's a play on SHA description for Jack.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on July 31, 2021, 07:34:13 PM
Hi, Leon - fancy coming to Villa to play alongside Jack Grea..

Oh.
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Post by: Ian. on July 31, 2021, 07:38:42 PM
Hi, Leon - fancy coming to Villa to play alongside Jack Grea..

Who? Never heard of him.
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Post by: N'ZMAV on July 31, 2021, 07:46:31 PM
Hi, Leon - fancy coming to Villa to play alongside Jack Grea..

Who? Never heard of him.
Irish youth international. Could go on to big things, might even play for England. Could be the first £1billion English transfer deal.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 08:01:38 PM
Lovely, CD but as I'm sure you're well aware Villa songs are deemed long if they've got more than 2 lines. Massive room for improvement. Must try harder.

Agreed, whilst acknowledging as CD has done that we count many Francophiles amongst our ranks we need something a bit snappier on the Holte.

'He's Jamaican, he's quick,
His name's a Besson flick, Léon, Léooonnn!'
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 08:10:20 PM
Just had a gander at their forum. Pretty much unanimously agree that he's a good player, selling him too cheaply and that he should be joining a team higher up than us.

The English translation works a treat.

"Kicker speaks of 30-35 million. So it would almost be a bargain for Villa.

The coal must now be reinvested. Hope for a blast ...

And otherwise: You shouldn't stop travelers, so take care, Leon! Started well, eased off a lot and then found shape again. How the new season would have gone ... Absolute surprise bag. Right time to switch."
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Post by: Footy-Vill on July 31, 2021, 08:19:45 PM
B B W
Big Beautiful Woman.
Buendia Bailey Watkins
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 08:20:46 PM
B B W
Big Beautiful Woman.
Buendia Bailey Watkins

Easily my top google search.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 08:21:04 PM
B B W
Big Beautiful Woman.
Buendia Bailey Watkins

It's a toe-tapper.
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Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 31, 2021, 08:22:28 PM
B B W

That might well persuade Jack to stay.
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Post by: Mister E on July 31, 2021, 08:23:33 PM
Leon, Leon Bailey, Leon Bailey in the aiiiiirrrrrr...
Leon, Leon Bailey, Leon Bailey on the winggggg...gggg
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Post by: KevinGage on July 31, 2021, 08:27:06 PM
Just had a gander at their forum. Pretty much unanimously agree that he's a good player, selling him too cheaply and that he should be joining a team higher up than us.

The English translation works a treat.

"Kicker speaks of 30-35 million. So it would almost be a bargain for Villa.

The coal must now be reinvested. Hope for a blast ...

And otherwise: You shouldn't stop travelers, so take care, Leon! Started well, eased off a lot and then found shape again. How the new season would have gone ... Absolute surprise bag. Right time to switch."

Plenty there to use in the future, surprise bag being the favourite.
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Post by: KevinGage on July 31, 2021, 08:28:42 PM
Maybe it's like the famous Villa Werewolf, with his bag containing a policemans hat, a cabbage and plenty of other assorted mysteries on awaydays.
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Post by: JJ-AV on July 31, 2021, 08:34:58 PM
This is one of the biggest signings in our history I think. Not in terms of monetry value, but in terms of ability, profile and stature. He was being linked with the very best 2 years ago, came off a very good season and is 23.

Some bigger names have signed but at the back end of their career. This is a huge signing for me.
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Post by: Villan82 on July 31, 2021, 08:38:39 PM
I agree, I think is the marquee signing we were craving.
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 09:13:34 PM
This is one of the biggest signings in our history I think. Not in terms of monetry value, but in terms of ability, profile and stature. He was being linked with the very best 2 years ago, came off a very good season and is 23.

Some bigger names have signed but at the back end of their career. This is a huge signing for me.

I agree, I cant ever remember us going to a regular Champions League club and signing one of their best players who haven't hit their prime yet. Its certainly a statement.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 09:21:00 PM
This is one of the biggest signings in our history I think. Not in terms of monetry value, but in terms of ability, profile and stature. He was being linked with the very best 2 years ago, came off a very good season and is 23.

Some bigger names have signed but at the back end of their career. This is a huge signing for me.

I agree, I cant ever remember us going to a regular Champions League club and signing one of their best players who haven't hit their prime yet. Its certainly a statement.

You've forgotten how we snatched Stuart Taylor from Arsenal, then.
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Post by: Dave on July 31, 2021, 09:23:35 PM
This is one of the biggest signings in our history I think. Not in terms of monetry value, but in terms of ability, profile and stature. He was being linked with the very best 2 years ago, came off a very good season and is 23.

Some bigger names have signed but at the back end of their career. This is a huge signing for me.

I agree, I cant ever remember us going to a regular Champions League club and signing one of their best players who haven't hit their prime yet. Its certainly a statement.

You've forgotten how we snatched Stuart Taylor from Arsenal, then.

Djemba-Djemba too.
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Post by: LukeJames on July 31, 2021, 09:24:52 PM
Aaaagh Stuart Taylor, Another one of our heroes that fucked off to Man City.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 09:27:14 PM
This is one of the biggest signings in our history I think. Not in terms of monetry value, but in terms of ability, profile and stature. He was being linked with the very best 2 years ago, came off a very good season and is 23.

Some bigger names have signed but at the back end of their career. This is a huge signing for me.

I agree, I cant ever remember us going to a regular Champions League club and signing one of their best players who haven't hit their prime yet. Its certainly a statement.

You've forgotten how we snatched Stuart Taylor from Arsenal, then.

Djemba-Djemba too.

Those were the days.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2021, 09:27:40 PM
Aaaagh Stuart Taylor, Another one of our heroes that fucked off to Man City.

That was the day the music died, for me.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: darren woolley on July 31, 2021, 10:10:46 PM
I'm so pleased with this news he's a brilliant player by what I've seen and heard just the sort of player we need.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: TheMalandro on July 31, 2021, 10:12:21 PM
I'm so pleased with this news he's a brilliant player by what I've seen and heard just the sort of player we need.

Stuart Taylor has left, unfortunately
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PaulWinch again on July 31, 2021, 10:17:36 PM
Assuming this all goes through it feels like a real bargain. He’s a brilliant player and I think his game is tailor made for the Premier League.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: markeeeebeeee2005 on July 31, 2021, 10:54:37 PM
I’ve also been having a poke around the Leverkusen forums. Most wish him well and think £35m is a steal.

Perhaps understandably a few are surprised that he is heading to Aston Villa and not a ‘bigger club.’ More like this please.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tebepaul on July 31, 2021, 11:01:57 PM
Really good signing this, and the price is a fair one. Bailey's a counter-attacking player with pace to burn and a keen eye for a free kick too - check out his 2019 goal against Werder Bremen (https://www.facebook.com/bayer04leverkusen/videos/bailey-free-kick-vs-werder-bremen/1161631847368998). He would need to play ideally in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1, so Grealish, Buendía and Bailey behind Watkins would be quite a sight to behold.

The only downsides are the ones that affect all wide players: inconsistency (no-one at Leverkusen expected him to be so good last year after two seasons where he wasn't so hot) and the fact that Bailey's 1v1 skills are great when he's given space, but don't always work against defences that sit deep.

But Bailey's lay-offs at pace and deep, raking passes more than outweigh this - watch his pass for Moussa Diaby's opening goal against Borussia Dortmund in January (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK_GDCIe0NY).

   
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Hockley Lion on July 31, 2021, 11:32:45 PM
Welcome Leon, good to have you aboard ⚽

Utv
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Post by: Toronto Villa on July 31, 2021, 11:38:51 PM

The back heel goal is outrageous
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Post by: algy on July 31, 2021, 11:42:22 PM
'He's Jamaican, he's quick,
His name's a Besson flick, Léon, Léooonnn!'
Mate me laugh anyway. Saw LL bar the last 15 minutes of that film in a pub in Edinburgh before it was abruptly halted for closing time. Still no idea how it ends. I kind of like it that way. It adds mystique to the whole film.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Neil Hawkes on August 01, 2021, 05:52:22 AM
'He's Jamaican, he's quick,
His name's a Besson flick, Léon, Léooonnn!'
Mate me laugh anyway. Saw LL bar the last 15 minutes of that film in a pub in Edinburgh before it was abruptly halted for closing time. Still no idea how it ends. I kind of like it that way. It adds mystique to the whole film.
If you haven't seen the end of LEON, then you've missed out big time, a brilliant film from start to finish.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 01, 2021, 08:13:21 AM
He looks incredible. A genuine Champions League level attacker.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Mister E on August 01, 2021, 08:19:53 AM
Yanited paid what for Sancho? - £73m? - we get someone just as good for half the price ...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: manic-road on August 01, 2021, 08:21:32 AM
I haven't seen Leon Bailey play so not sure how good he is but I do trust our recruiting team who have managed to get some real quality in the squad so far.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ad@m on August 01, 2021, 08:21:56 AM
Really good signing this, and the price is a fair one. Bailey's a counter-attacking player with pace to burn and a keen eye for a free kick too - check out his 2019 goal against Werder Bremen (https://www.facebook.com/bayer04leverkusen/videos/bailey-free-kick-vs-werder-bremen/1161631847368998). He would need to play ideally in a 4-3-3 or a 4-2-3-1, so Grealish, Buendía and Bailey behind Watkins would be quite a sight to behold. 

That free-kick is about as good as it gets!

He's left-footed too.  Love a left-footed Villa player - almost without question they're always great.

Except for Neil Taylor.  He was crap!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 01, 2021, 08:22:52 AM
Whether he's just as good I don't know. He's faster and his stats for goals and assists last season were so close to he fundamentally the same.

I think we can be confident that there isn't £40m difference.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Clampy on August 01, 2021, 09:25:18 AM
Never heard of the guy until the link came about a while back but it seems to be a popular move all round.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: DrGonzo on August 01, 2021, 09:28:35 AM
Give it six months and he'll be filed as horse shit by most of the reactionaries on here.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Clampy on August 01, 2021, 09:29:32 AM
Give it six months and he'll be filed as horse shit by most of the reactionaries on here.

6 games is more likely.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: sickbeggar on August 01, 2021, 09:34:57 AM
You can never be 100% sure if a player will work out really, but since Smith took over, the only two players i've thought "yep, he'll be ace" from the start is Martinez and this bloke.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Clampy on August 01, 2021, 09:56:02 AM
It looks like he might be able to play through the middle as well if he has too judging by that video, but people who have seen him more than me might think otherwise.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 01, 2021, 10:24:44 AM
Give it six months and he'll be filed as horse shit by most of the reactionaries on here.
Leon El Bailzi
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: dave shelley on August 01, 2021, 10:32:17 AM
Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: sid1964 on August 01, 2021, 10:37:48 AM
Never heard of him before us being linked to him or seen him play but for £30 million he must be good - did read an article where he is meant to be a bit of a trouble maker if he does not get his own way

Could be an interesting signing if it happens
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 01, 2021, 10:59:46 AM
Agreed personal terms and doing his medical in Florida. Source- his step dad.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: sickbeggar on August 01, 2021, 11:05:25 AM
Never heard of him before us being linked to him or seen him play but for £30 million he must be good - did read an article where he is meant to be a bit of a trouble maker if he does not get his own way

Could be an interesting signing if it happens

He's very ambitious I think and knows his worth or his step-dad does. Should suit us in the short term at least. Obviously if he's Ace in a crap team he'll be looking for the next move sooner or later.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 01, 2021, 11:13:49 AM
Yep to be honest if he’s fiercely ambitious it reflects well on the project we’ve sold. Also it’s good to have players who don’t just settle and want to push boundaries
.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Russ aka Big Nose on August 01, 2021, 11:28:26 AM
Adapt the Tuanzebe song.

Decent shout that.

I'd prefer we adapt Musical Youth's Pass the Dutchie, a celebration of Brummie West Indian culture

Villa generation
Rules the nation
We certain

Villa happen to be the food of love
Plays to really make you rub and scrub

I say

Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
He's gonna burn
Give me pace , he's as fast as Bolt
He got da ball
Give me the goal, make me rockin' on the Holte
I say

Pass to Bailey on the left hand side
Pass to Bailey on the left hand side..


If this scans properly, then this would be brilliant.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: mr underhill on August 01, 2021, 12:06:46 PM
terms agreed, medical happening in Florida
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: dubaivillain on August 01, 2021, 12:09:17 PM
Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

I think of Rumpole of the bailey
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Demitri_C on August 01, 2021, 12:12:38 PM
If this isnt a signing of intent i dont know what is.

Incredible signing for us
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Small Rodent on August 01, 2021, 12:14:46 PM
I think of Leon in Curb Your Enthusiasm.

“You’ve gotta own that mutha Larry, you’ve gotta own it”
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Post by: dave shelley on August 01, 2021, 12:31:16 PM
I knew there was another one that didn't immediately come to mind but it has now: former Tory MP Leon Brittan.  I reiterate, I'm losing it.  Anyway welcome Leon the world will be your oyster at this club, don't waste the opportunity.
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Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on August 01, 2021, 12:44:23 PM
Welcome Leon! Hope you have a great career at Villa.
I must admit I know nothing about this player, so have no idea whether he's a statement signing or not. Time will tell.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: olaftab on August 01, 2021, 01:00:29 PM
Agreed personal terms and doing his medical in Florida. Source- his step dad.
I suppose Craig Butler is coming with him as usual?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Axl Rose on August 01, 2021, 01:15:51 PM
Never heard of him. (Until we were apparently interested, should I add)

Good luck Leon, you look good on YouTube.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: charlatan on August 01, 2021, 01:30:04 PM
Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Could be worse, could be Leon Brittan.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: dave shelley on August 01, 2021, 01:46:06 PM
Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Could be worse, could be Leon Brittan.

Err, ^^^^^
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 01, 2021, 02:36:17 PM
Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Could be worse, could be Leon Brittan.

Err, ^^^^^

I'm guessing he's referring to the two different people with very similar names.

Leon Britton was a jobbing midfielder for Swansea when they first came up to the Premier League.

Leon Brittan was a former Home Secretary during the Thatcher years and then European Commissioner.

Or possibly the other way round.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: dave shelley on August 01, 2021, 03:18:38 PM
Correct.  My first post was about the ex-Swansea player and the second the ex-Tory MP.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: charlatan on August 01, 2021, 03:29:48 PM
I encountered the latter struggling up a mountain in the Lake District during his time in the Cabinet.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 01, 2021, 03:51:43 PM
Pretty sure he can play as a striker too so opens up the option of playing two up front.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Monty on August 01, 2021, 03:52:54 PM
Honestly so excited about this. Not often that you see everyone with knowledge of a player agree, but this time all the journos agree on some version of 'what a signing for Villa'.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: eamonn on August 01, 2021, 04:22:50 PM
terms agreed, medical happening in Florida

- Tampa?

- Nah, there was no need. His tests came back all clear.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: KevinGage on August 01, 2021, 04:23:32 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.

An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.

And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: richtheholtender on August 01, 2021, 04:53:48 PM
Will there be a release clause?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 05:39:16 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.

An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.

And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.

Trenčín currently have players from Brazil, Slovakia, France, Nigeria, USA, Suriname, Cape Verde, Ghana, Serbia, Finland and Czech Republic.

I don't know why I felt the need to check that or share it with you, but I did. So, there you go.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: paul_e on August 01, 2021, 06:17:18 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.

An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.

And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.

Someone mentioned elsewhere that it's worth looking in to the backstory of how Bailey came over to European football and before that why he ended up being adopted by his football coach.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: algy on August 01, 2021, 06:20:17 PM

Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Kings of?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 01, 2021, 06:31:19 PM
Imagine Jack stays… how would we line up (with a fit for purpose defensive midfield)?
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Post by: KevinGage on August 01, 2021, 06:35:39 PM
Then an option like Alvarez (or maybe Jordan Bowery) from the bench.

Should that attack encounter God, God himself will be cut.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: richtheholtender on August 01, 2021, 06:36:40 PM
Martinez, cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Sander Berge, Mcginn, Bailey, Grealish, Buendia, Watkins

Subs

Wesley, Steer, Sanson, Luiz, Hause, Young, Traore
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ger Regan on August 01, 2021, 06:39:28 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.

An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.

And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.

Someone mentioned elsewhere that it's worth looking in to the backstory of how Bailey came over to European football and before that why he ended up being adopted by his football coach.
it is some story (https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/leon-bailey-bayer-leverkusen-kidknap-raids-and-mayonnaise-made-it-top)
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Post by: Dave on August 01, 2021, 06:52:44 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.

An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.

And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.

Someone mentioned elsewhere that it's worth looking in to the backstory of how Bailey came over to European football and before that why he ended up being adopted by his football coach.
it is some story (https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/leon-bailey-bayer-leverkusen-kidknap-raids-and-mayonnaise-made-it-top)

Also answers the Trenčín question - looks like they are financed by and a feeder club for Ajax, suggesting why so many prospects from around the world end up there.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 01, 2021, 07:24:50 PM

Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Kings of?

Spinks?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 01, 2021, 07:26:17 PM

Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Kings of?

SEAT?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: CT on August 01, 2021, 08:39:17 PM

Every time I see anything about this lad and see the name Leon I automatically think of Leon Britton.  I'm losing it altogether.

Kings of?

..the wild frontier.
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Post by: Pete3206 on August 01, 2021, 09:09:09 PM
....Caravans?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Mellin on August 01, 2021, 09:18:14 PM
Martinez, cash, Konsa, Mings, Targett, Sander Berge, Mcginn, Bailey, Grealish, Buendia, Watkins

Subs

Wesley, Steer, Sanson, Luiz, Hause, Young, Traore

Not too sold on Sander Berge, but...woof.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: OCD on August 01, 2021, 10:07:54 PM
Gabby suggesting he could play as a centre forward if Watkins missed any games.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2021, 10:08:40 PM
No thanks, he wasn't much good when he last played a few years ago, and I doubt he's match fit now.
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Post by: OCD on August 01, 2021, 10:10:22 PM
Good point :)

To clarify, Gabby said Bailey could play up front.
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Post by: Drummond on August 01, 2021, 10:10:23 PM
Baddum tish!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: OCD on August 01, 2021, 10:11:16 PM
cdb proving to be a good finisher.
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Post by: eamonn on August 01, 2021, 11:10:35 PM
Impressed that Gabby had heard of him. "Yeah...erm, I've been watching the Bundesliga regularly since I retoired."
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Post by: Mister E on August 02, 2021, 07:54:43 AM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.
An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.
And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.
Someone mentioned elsewhere that it's worth looking in to the backstory of how Bailey came over to European football and before that why he ended up being adopted by his football coach.
it is some story (https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/leon-bailey-bayer-leverkusen-kidknap-raids-and-mayonnaise-made-it-top)
Thanks for sharing the link, Ger. Fascinating story, and he seems to demonstrate a real purpose about his career decision-making, and a level-headedness.
Takes free kicks, too.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: django on August 02, 2021, 10:17:16 AM
My contribution to the reggae adaptations that will never in a million years be sung at a football stadium…

Out on the wing
it’s Leon bai-ley!

(Out on the streets they call it murda- Ini kimoze /Damian Marley

Goals goals goals -
what a play-er — Leon Bailey!

(No no no - dawn penn)

Stick it in the top bins
Golden pen
Bailey scores goals for the villa men
Sometimes 9 and sometimes ten…

(Tenor saw - golden hen obviously)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 02, 2021, 11:46:27 AM
Reports that his medical all happened without a hitch last night.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: chrisw1 on August 02, 2021, 12:01:27 PM
Amazing this signing has hardly caused a ripple whereas normally there would be massive excitement.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: mr underhill on August 02, 2021, 12:04:22 PM
its caused plenty of resentment on other fans forums - pareticularly Everton and Newcastle.
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Post by: Moonraker on August 02, 2021, 12:17:21 PM
The Canadian guy on The Holy Trinity has done a good piece on Leon Bailey and his back story - Dad getting kidnapped in Mexico etc.
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Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 02, 2021, 12:32:24 PM
Welcome to Aston Villa, Leon. We're all a bit distracted at the moment (I'm sure you can appreciate why, and not take it personally!), but we're so pleased you've come to join us, the most beautifully named football club in the world (TM John Gregory)! X
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Post by: darren woolley on August 02, 2021, 12:34:25 PM
The Canadian guy on The Holy Trinity has done a good piece on Leon Bailey and his back story - Dad getting kidnapped in Mexico etc.

He's very interesting to listen too I listen to a lot of Villa podcast and his is a very good listen.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 02, 2021, 02:05:54 PM
Gabby suggesting he could play as a centre forward if Watkins missed any games.
we’ve already got Davis and Wesley who can pretend to be centre forwards if Watkins is out….
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Post by: KevinGage on August 02, 2021, 03:10:19 PM
its caused plenty of resentment on other fans forums - pareticularly Everton and Newcastle.

Nowhere in that backstory Ger posted did it say Leon Bailey had been kicked in the head by a horse.

So why would he join Newcastle.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: purpletrousers on August 02, 2021, 04:35:48 PM
Spent his formative years at Trenčín, like our Wes.
An unusual stopping off point for a Brazillian and Jamaican, I'd have thought.
And then Genk, which isn't so unusual.
Someone mentioned elsewhere that it's worth looking in to the backstory of how Bailey came over to European football and before that why he ended up being adopted by his football coach.
it is some story (https://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/leon-bailey-bayer-leverkusen-kidknap-raids-and-mayonnaise-made-it-top)
Thanks for sharing the link, Ger. Fascinating story, and he seems to demonstrate a real purpose about his career decision-making, and a level-headedness.
Takes free kicks, too.

Yes thanks from me too. Quite a story. Not sure what alleged ”attitude issues” allegedly put Arsenal off, but  can imagine giving someone the benefit of the doubt given such a back story.

 
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Post by: PaulWinch again on August 02, 2021, 05:55:07 PM
I’d quite like this signing to be confirmed now.
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Post by: Villafirst on August 02, 2021, 06:27:42 PM
I’d quite like this signing to be confirmed now.

Work permit needs to be sorted first. It shouldn't be a issue as he's a full International for Jamaica.
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Post by: Ad@m on August 02, 2021, 06:51:19 PM
I’d quite like this signing to be confirmed now.

Work permit needs to be sorted first. It shouldn't be a issue as he's a full International for Jamaica.

Wait til Priti Patel gets involved!!!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 02, 2021, 07:19:44 PM
does he need a work permit? He was eligible to play for England - he may have a british passport
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 07:25:28 PM
Two of his grandparents have British citizenship but weren't born here. Not sure whether that's enough for him to claim citizenship.

Still, he will get the paperwork to play come through easily enough. As Bundesliga is a top league he'd likely be eligible if he had even been on the bench for one game. Add his Jamaican caps and there's no way he won't be able to sign, probably just a question of waiting for the right paperwork to be finalised.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 02, 2021, 07:46:43 PM
I wonder if his mate Usain will be coming to B6 to watch him play.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2021, 07:54:01 PM
Hopefully when we aren't playing Man U. The glory-hunting tossbag.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Steve67 on August 02, 2021, 08:50:30 PM
He will need international clearance before being allowed to train with us.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: tony scott on August 02, 2021, 10:27:10 PM
Sounds like a brilliant signing, but I am a long time fan,his form in the 18/19 19/20 was quite ordinary.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Towser on August 03, 2021, 08:04:42 AM
Being announced today apparently https://twitter.com/C_Lioneye/status/1422449988945289216
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Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 08:06:31 AM
I might just be me but there feels something a bit strange about this transfer.
Although the club put that announcement out on Saturday, nothing else has been said, as is the right way to do it.

In the meantime, you have his agent (stepdad ?) giving interviews all over the place and telling the world how ‘he’ did this, and ‘he’ did that, and ‘he’ said the other.

He’s been giving a running commentary on the lads medical and personal terms discussions and by all accounts is holding a YouTube press conference to ‘unveil’ the player

It all feels a bit surreal.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Towser on August 03, 2021, 08:07:17 AM
Here is the channel
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 03, 2021, 08:10:08 AM
5.30pm BST is a bit late for a press conference. Looks fishy to me.
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Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 08:25:55 AM
5.30pm BST is a bit late for a press conference. Looks fishy to me.

It's not a club press conference - it's his stepdad / agent's YouTube channel. He could do it at midnight if he wanted to.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Steve67 on August 03, 2021, 08:36:54 AM
Gonna be a bums off seats signing. Great that we have a few of them at the club now.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 03, 2021, 08:43:44 AM
5.30pm BST is a bit late for a press conference. Looks fishy to me.

It's not a club press conference - it's his stepdad / agent's YouTube channel. He could do it at midnight if he wanted to.


Ah, I see.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 09:10:42 AM
I think his dad/stepdad/agent is going to be VERY high maintenance!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: eamonn on August 03, 2021, 10:03:18 AM
Yeah...the dude is living like, waaaay too vicariously.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 10:19:14 AM
I think his dad/stepdad/agent is going to be VERY high maintenance!

To be fair based on those reports the guy has done a hell of a lot to put Bailey where he is now.

If any agent / hanger-on deserves a bit of milking it, it's probably him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ozzjim on August 03, 2021, 10:44:36 AM
I think his dad/stepdad/agent is going to be VERY high maintenance!

To be fair based on those reports the guy has done a hell of a lot to put Bailey where he is now.

If any agent / hanger-on deserves a bit of milking it, it's probably him.

He seems fairly open and honest about things too. Clearly put huge commitment into Bailey and his career from a very young age.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Chris Stares on August 03, 2021, 11:54:46 AM
I love him already!  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229116897593598 (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229116897593598)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: eamonn on August 03, 2021, 12:47:04 PM
Language!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: tomd2103 on August 03, 2021, 01:23:28 PM
Gabby suggesting he could play as a centre forward if Watkins missed any games.
we’ve already got Davis and Wesley who can pretend to be centre forwards if Watkins is out….

Watched a few clips of him when we were first linked and he did seem to be in a central role in a number of them.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Breezeblock on August 03, 2021, 01:27:09 PM
I love him already!  ;D

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229116897593598 (https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229116897593598)
PMSL brilliant! :D
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: sid1964 on August 03, 2021, 01:37:23 PM
Leon’s medical is taking a long time, what are they doing to him??
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 01:42:08 PM
Leon’s medical is taking a long time, what are they doing to him??

Is it? I thought it had been reported that it happened on Sunday and was all fine.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: DrGonzo on August 03, 2021, 01:53:51 PM
The hold up is more to do with work permit issues I'd imagine, either that or Clarkson and Farage have set up more stringent border controls to keep us all safe.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 02:00:42 PM
I'm not sure there is much of a hold up. By all accounts we agreed everything at the end of last week, he had his medical at the weekend and will be announced today or tomorrow.

Probably announced "subject to a work permit", like we had with Luiz.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 03, 2021, 02:04:52 PM
Every time we agree a deal there's always a few days before it's completed and there's always someone who says it's taking a long time so there must be a problem.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Damo70 on August 03, 2021, 02:34:50 PM
Every time we agree a deal there's always a few days before it's completed and there's always someone who says it's taking a long time so there must be a problem.

Transfers are on a different planet these days compared with the old days .With all the huge financial figures involved in transfers these days things often take more time. There is the transfer fees, the wages, bonus's, loyalty payments etc. Not to mention stringent medicals. The days of the selling manager and the buying manager scribbling out a few loose figures on the back of a fag packet have well gone. Also with all the money involved the old days of a quick 'cough and drop' medical are also long gone.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: OCD on August 03, 2021, 02:37:51 PM
Yet how quickly can deals get done when they're done in the closing minutes of a transfer window?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 03, 2021, 02:53:41 PM
This is what happens when everyone plays Football Manager and thinks multi million pounds deals are done in a couple of clicks.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: eamonn on August 03, 2021, 03:00:53 PM
Yet how quickly can deals get done when they're done in the closing minutes of a transfer window?

I think a "deal sheet" has to be completed before the deadline but not all the loose ends.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: villadelph on August 03, 2021, 04:35:52 PM
Did anyone else hear about a press conference at 2:30PM from Florida?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 04:48:21 PM
Did anyone else hear about a press conference at 2:30PM from Florida?

It isn't 2.30pm in Florida yet, is it?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: villadelph on August 03, 2021, 04:51:57 PM
Did anyone else hear about a press conference at 2:30PM from Florida?

It isn't 2.30pm in Florida yet, is it?

No, 11:51am..
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 04:55:44 PM
It’s 8pm uk time. Delayed because of flight delays or something
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 03, 2021, 05:18:37 PM
Press conference or interview 5.45pm. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: CT on August 03, 2021, 09:56:52 PM
Erm….WTF is all this shit that Liverpool have hijacked the deal?

I thought we’d agreed everything and he’d had has medical?

I need a two week lie down.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Flin5tone on August 03, 2021, 09:57:47 PM
Heard the same
After the Club put it all over socials this would be very,very embarrassing
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Monty on August 03, 2021, 09:58:57 PM
According to who though, someone real or the usual rumour twunts?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 03, 2021, 09:59:28 PM
Twitter gobshites.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: CT on August 03, 2021, 10:00:16 PM
Heard the same
After the Club put it all over socials this would be very,very embarrassing

Yeah, you’d love that. I’m sure you’d tell us all how shit the club is again.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: boutrosboutrosgnarly on August 03, 2021, 10:08:46 PM
Heard the same
After the Club put it all over socials this would be very,very embarrassing
Still wouldn't be as embarrassing as every post you've ever made on this forum.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Flin5tone on August 03, 2021, 10:17:42 PM
Get fucked you pair of keyboard bullies
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: boutrosboutrosgnarly on August 03, 2021, 10:21:27 PM
Get fucked you pair of keyboard bullies
Best post you've ever made.Not hard though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2021, 10:21:49 PM
Heard the same
After the Club put it all over socials this would be very,very embarrassing

The club posted the facts about us agreeing a fee, these press conferences this evening are nothing to do with Villa.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 03, 2021, 10:25:38 PM
Get fucked you pair of keyboard bullies

Getting tired and weary of all the stick?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 10:26:12 PM
I think the "press conference" is some sort of trolling. Not by Bailey.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 10:28:30 PM
I think the "press conference" is some sort of trolling. Not by Bailey.
Yep.agreed.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Jon Crofts on August 03, 2021, 10:29:02 PM
Get fucked you pair of keyboard bullies
Best post you've ever made.Not hard though.

You can all cut this out or you can all have a holiday.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 10:33:58 PM


Leon Bailey and his father live press conference, sort of. Basically 2 blokes behind a bar in Jamaica ( I think ), one his father and the other a host I guess. Waiting for Leon to join soon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ldavfc4eva on August 03, 2021, 10:35:35 PM
Strangest thing I have ever seen!

Is it real or what?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: TaxDodger on August 03, 2021, 10:37:13 PM
What the hell is going on here?!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 10:37:35 PM
There is some really weird shit going on here.

Since when have transfers been orchestrated or conducted by the players dad/stepdad/agent ?
Since when have press conferences and announcements been conducted over a YouTube channel?

Have villa sanctioned this I wonder?


Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 10:37:40 PM
Strangest thing I have ever seen!

Is it real or what?
I think sooooooo!?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ldavfc4eva on August 03, 2021, 10:37:52 PM
Audio no video? Very weird
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 10:39:24 PM
Audio no video? Very weird
They did appear. Said a few words, introduced themselves and said they're waiting for Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: TheMalandro on August 03, 2021, 10:40:36 PM
I'm not sure if the live thing is real, it's very funny though.
Sounds like he's having agro with his wife.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ldavfc4eva on August 03, 2021, 10:41:34 PM
Is he going to suddenly appear in a Villa shirt or what, honestly this is surreal

No official unveiling yet we have this low rate YouTube show in a bar in Jamaica!

As long as he has our shirt on though I will look past this shit show
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Edvard Remberg on August 03, 2021, 10:42:03 PM
They turned of the camera stream, but audio was still on - was hoping they would say something that wasn't meant to be heard, but nothing noticed.

Am I the only one wondering that he is his "step-father", and he says on his main page, that he is the father of several professional football players?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: andyh on August 03, 2021, 10:45:23 PM
We are live, please don’t say piss, shit or fuck !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: TheMalandro on August 03, 2021, 10:47:12 PM
We are live, please don’t say piss, shit or fuck !

Rules out all the people I know on here.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: TaxDodger on August 03, 2021, 10:47:23 PM
They turned of the camera stream, but audio was still on - was hoping they would say something that wasn't meant to be heard, but nothing noticed.

Am I the only one wondering that he is his "step-father", and he says on his main page, that he is the father of several professional football players?

I was a little confused when he announced he was 'father of professional footballers' like it was some form of occupation.

I'm very excited about this press conference though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: darren woolley on August 03, 2021, 10:50:52 PM
This is worse than hemorrhoids as he signed yet.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 03, 2021, 10:53:28 PM
This can't possibly be true, surely? Fucking hell. It's probably true. Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 10:54:30 PM
This can't possibly be true, surely? Fucking hell. It's probably true. Fucking hell.

What?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: darren woolley on August 03, 2021, 10:55:34 PM
The stream keeps saying starting soon How Soon Is Now
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 03, 2021, 10:56:14 PM
This can't possibly be true, surely? Fucking hell. It's probably true. Fucking hell.

What?

Liverpool nicking him off us.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ldavfc4eva on August 03, 2021, 10:57:14 PM
Giving it 5 then I’m off to sleep!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Dave on August 03, 2021, 10:58:16 PM
This can't possibly be true, surely? Fucking hell. It's probably true. Fucking hell.

What?

Liverpool nicking him off us.

Someone on Twitter said there was big news for Villa and Liverpool fans. A bunch of people got over-excited and his big news turned out to be that we apparently asked them about someone called Curtis Jones.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 03, 2021, 10:59:31 PM
This can't possibly be true, surely? Fucking hell. It's probably true. Fucking hell.

What?

Liverpool nicking him off us.

Someone on Twitter said there was big news for Villa and Liverpool fans. A bunch of people got over-excited and his exciting information turned out to be that we apparently asked them about someone called Curtis Jones.

Ah, ok. I think I'm hysterical.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: darren woolley on August 03, 2021, 10:59:39 PM
Liverpool want Saul Niguez
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 03, 2021, 11:00:24 PM
The stream keeps saying starting soon How Soon Is Now
It is in Jamaica so who knows when it will start.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:04:29 PM
"So guys, while we wait do you have any questions"?

First comment, "Is Jack staying"?

Baileys father, " I can't answer if Jack is staying or not".
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 03, 2021, 11:06:47 PM
Have you by any chance heard of the phrase "African car reverser?"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:08:46 PM
Holy fuck how bizarre is this?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:09:25 PM
"Come in. This is Leon's neighbour's Serbian penpal"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:10:41 PM
It's mad init, all seem cool people.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:10:46 PM
Who is that dude with the ridiculous pile of phones?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:11:29 PM
Some of the comments are great, "What about the pedestrianisation of Norwich city centre?"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: DaveK on August 03, 2021, 11:11:59 PM
To be fair - it's better than Sky Sports News.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:12:40 PM
"Come in. This is Leon's neighbour's Serbian penpal"
And this is Allan from Aldi.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:13:17 PM
One thing I will say, this is miles better than "OMG! THERE ARE FOUR CHAIRS FOR THE PRESS CONFERENCE! WHERE IS ADMIN????"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:13:46 PM
He's literally selling his kids to the Premier League.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PeterWithe on August 03, 2021, 11:13:54 PM
This makes me think back to when Southampton bought George Weah's brother. Have we bought the right bloke?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:14:22 PM
"We'll be back at 1am"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ldavfc4eva on August 03, 2021, 11:14:29 PM
Just said they will play Villa academy
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:14:52 PM
Haaa Haaa, we'll be back in an hour and 45mins.

Great!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 03, 2021, 11:15:28 PM
Just said they will play Villa academy

Our academy gave Liverpool's adults the fright of their life.

Shouldn't these bozos be starting with a match against the dinner ladies?

Or maybe the marketing department?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 03, 2021, 11:16:01 PM
I'm a bit lost. Also been confused a lot last few days so I'm not very clever at the moment.
Is this an interview with Leon Bailey from Jamaica or something and how can I watch or hear
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:16:02 PM
This makes me think back to when Southampton bought George Weah's brother. Have we bought the right bloke?
That's a good point. We've heard about all their strengths but not Leons.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 03, 2021, 11:16:24 PM
I’ll try and get away to watch this at 1.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Monty on August 03, 2021, 11:16:30 PM
This feels like an elaborate satire
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 03, 2021, 11:16:40 PM
This makes me think back to when Southampton bought George Weah's brother. Have we bought the right bloke?

Probably find out we’ve signed Len Bailee, who is the unlicensed Leon Bailey character on Pro Evo.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 03, 2021, 11:17:36 PM
Please can someone post up the link to watch it or hear it
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 03, 2021, 11:17:56 PM
This feels like an elaborate satire

Given the comedy show that is the Jack Grealish Transfer Saga I’m going to sit back and enjoy this.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:18:50 PM
This makes me think back to when Southampton bought George Weah's brother. Have we bought the right bloke?

Probably find out we’ve signed Len Bailee, who is the unlicensed Leon Bailey character on Pro Evo.
Wearing a West Midlands Village shirt
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: eamonn on August 03, 2021, 11:19:10 PM
Liverpool want Saul Niguez

Saul Goodman had a heart attack last week. Recuperating now, no surgery required. S'all good, man !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:20:23 PM
Please can someone post up the link to watch it or hear it
Back in an hour or 5.

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 03, 2021, 11:21:15 PM
Please can someone post up the link to watch it or hear it
Back in an hour or 5.



Ok it's here  Thank you sir.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2021, 11:23:22 PM
That's a recording not live. It's back at 1 so I'm told.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PeterWithe on August 03, 2021, 11:23:33 PM
I hope we arent going to have one of these every time he's back there on international duty etc. It's like Waynes World does football.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:24:31 PM
That's a recording not live. It's back at 1 so I'm told.
It was a live stream that just ended. Leon is delayed at the airport.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PeterWithe on August 03, 2021, 11:26:08 PM
That's a recording not live. It's back at 1 so I'm told.
It was a live stream that just ended. Leon is delayed at the airport.

What airport?

Can he still travel to the UK whilst awaiting his work visa?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Tuscans on August 03, 2021, 11:27:27 PM
That's a recording not live. It's back at 1 so I'm told.
It was a live stream that just ended. Leon is delayed at the airport.

What airport?

Can he still travel to the UK whilst awaiting his work visa?
Said he was stuck at immigration in an airport. This is in Jamaica I think right now.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 03, 2021, 11:28:26 PM
John Lennon Airport.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: PeterWithe on August 03, 2021, 11:29:53 PM
John Lennon Airport.

Imagine that
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Ads on August 03, 2021, 11:32:08 PM
John Lennon Airport.

Imagine that

A children's science play centre in Wavertree and a John Lennon pun all in one. It's a sign.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: sickbeggar on August 03, 2021, 11:49:24 PM
Well I've just got back from the pub and I've read the last few pages on this and i'm not sure if my drinks were spiked or i'm having a magic mushrooom flashback from the 80's .Is he joining Liverpool? why am I watching 2 blokes fixing a laptop ?  who's the woman talking over them? The Barmaid? who the hell is fever tree butler? I don't know the answers to any of this. I'm going to bed
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 04, 2021, 12:00:51 AM
Well I've just got back from the pub and I've read the last few pages on this and i'm not sure if my drinks were spiked or i'm having a magic mushrooom flashback from the 80's .Is he joining Liverpool? why am I watching 2 blokes fixing a laptop ?  who's the woman talking over them? The Barmaid? who the hell is fever tree butler? I don't know the answers to any of this. I'm going to bed


It's definitely a mushroom flashback for me, sb. I've forgotten what buses are.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: Pete3206 on August 04, 2021, 12:39:54 AM
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/0a/e3/8b/0ae38b491a2ac061d4e05d28b851000d.png)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: ozzjim on August 04, 2021, 12:40:44 AM
Well, at least he has signed the contracts!

Strangest week, topped off by that. Welcome Leon, can't wait for him, Emi and Traore to have a purple patch together!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: paul_e on August 04, 2021, 12:42:32 AM
There's footage on Youtube of him signing the contract (sat next to his dad in the same place they were streaming from earlier) so I think it's safe to say the Liverpool rumour was nonsense. There's another stream scheduled for 1am but the work I was doing is finished so can't be bothered to stay up for any more of that weirdness.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 04, 2021, 12:47:30 AM
He signed them live at the start. It was the strangest 20 minutes video I have seen in a long time. Including odd women wetting themselves over Jack standing by a bench.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 04, 2021, 01:06:17 AM
If anyone is still up, can you direct me to the livestream?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 04, 2021, 01:08:47 AM
So have we signed him then?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: astonvilla82 on August 04, 2021, 01:11:21 AM
Put in his name on YouTube, there's a recording of the interview
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 04, 2021, 01:14:08 AM
So have we signed him then?

Watched him sign the contracts live in his step-dads basement. Easily the strangest signing, but signed.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: villadelph on August 04, 2021, 01:19:14 AM
So have we signed him then?

Watched him sign the contracts live in his step-dads basement. Easily the strangest signing, but signed.

There was an innocence about it that I liked. For some reason I smiled through most of it. Jamaican me laugh.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 04, 2021, 01:29:23 AM
So have we signed him then?

Watched him sign the contracts live in his step-dads basement. Easily the strangest signing, but signed.

There was an innocence about it that I liked. For some reason I smiled through most of it. Jamaican me laugh.

Yeah it was great. Reminded me of the best holiday of my life in St Kitts. The people in the Caribbean are absolutely adorable.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 04, 2021, 01:33:31 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wlgWYbdUXHM
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: purpletrousers on August 04, 2021, 02:43:11 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wlgWYbdUXHM

That’s a private video, presumably it did lead to the signing/‘press conference’

https://youtu.be/Y0GN7f4iNMA
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 04, 2021, 03:09:28 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wlgWYbdUXHM

That’s a private video, presumably it did lead to the signing/‘press conference’

https://youtu.be/Y0GN7f4iNMA

It was the link I watched it on. It went private afterwards, just as I tried to show it to my mate at work.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OzVilla on August 04, 2021, 03:20:10 AM
Ummm, I have a feeling we might be hearing more from his old man….frequently.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 04, 2021, 03:55:21 AM
Ummm, I have a feeling we might be hearing more from his old man….frequently.

Indeed.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Axl Rose on August 04, 2021, 05:39:57 AM
His old man is his agent? I much prefer him to that cock looking after Jack's (his own) interests.

Welcome Leon and family!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 04, 2021, 06:25:06 AM
His old man is his agent? I much prefer him to that cock looking after Jack's (his own) interests.

Welcome Leon and family!

Agree, Jonathan Barnett - who I don't like. Agents are mercenary parasites.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: markeeeebeeee2005 on August 04, 2021, 07:12:43 AM
Why are we now getting players to sign contracts in Matt Hancock’s downstairs toilet? Welcome Leon if you are actually here.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on August 04, 2021, 07:13:10 AM
So have we signed him then?

Watched him sign the contracts live in his step-dads basement. Easily the strangest signing, but signed.

What the fuck have I just read? haha

Welcome Leon!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on August 04, 2021, 07:49:31 AM
I watched a bit of that video and it looked like a book signing in a sports bar. All very odd.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Forge10 on August 04, 2021, 07:56:39 AM
Reading the quotes below made me feel good about the team I support, on the one hand we have a player close to leaving for ready made success and on the other hand we have a young guy coming in believing in the owners.


From the Birmingham Mail:

"We've completed the documentation and we're just happy to reveal that he's an Aston Villa player.

"Aston Villa is one of the big five clubs, the fifth-most successful club in England where football was invented.

"This is a great honour to me, as a coach and as a father, to have Leon playing in the Premier League. We're looking forward to the fans giving him as much support as possible."


Butler added: "He's a young man so we're looking forward to great things. And thank you for having him; we're looking forward to (seeing) the great fans at Aston Villa giving him all the love he can get.

"He's a good kid, a good player, a good young man from a young family who's ready to come and put in all the effort and work he can give to our country and to England.

"I'm happy for the opportunity and I'm happy for Leon. He's come a far, far way.


"I like the idea that Villa are trying to get quality players to build a team that's able to compete to get into the top six. That's why I've sent my son there. I wouldn't send him to an organisation that's going to be losers, I send my son to a place that's going to become winners.

"Aston Villa, the coach and the team, just even the approach they took for this transfer, how aggressive and proactive they were in ensuring they have Leon and that he fits in. Leon needs to be able to play a lot, to give a lot, to play for the team and a team that will play for him, too. This is what I see at Aston Villa."

Bailey is due to fly into the UK today to officially complete his transfer ahead of his unveiling.

Around 3,000 watched Bailey's press conference overnight which began at around 1am UK-time.

Bailey, wearing a face mask and black Burberry T-shirt, checked into his dad Craig's office, signed paperwork before moving onto more media duties with his father and agent left to answer questions from Villa fans who were commenting live.

Butler, who runs the successful Phoenix football academy in Jamaica, was asked about Bailey's positioning and attributes, and said: "Leon, like all players at Phoenix academy, are developed to play at all three points of attack. He can play on both feet; cut in from the right and onto his left; cut in from the left onto his right.


"He can play on both sides of the pitch. His favourite position is right wing but he will do whatever's in the best interest of the team. Leon is superb at free-kick, dead-ball and corner situations.

"His best attribute is that he's a team player with all the skills and technical abilities; speed and all of them things but they all combine well with his best attribute which is being a team player.


"He makes the right decisions. If there's an assist, he will go for the assist instead of the goal. When it's time to work, it's time to work. He's very dedicated to his work. He has a family relying on him and a country that looks up to him and he will deliver.

"Please, support Leon. He's a fighter. He's not the type of kid to leave less than 110 percent on the pitch. He is a warrior."



His Dad seems a really likeable, humble and knowledgeable bloke. Let's hope he doesn't log into H&V and read the less than complimentary posts about his place and the whole ceremony.

I thought it was pretty cool and a refreshing change to the usual high pressure unveilings in this country, its a different life over there though :)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: DrGonzo on August 04, 2021, 08:00:23 AM
He performed his medical in Miami, and the contract was signed in Jamaica.  I'm assuming there's some covid stuff going on to prevent him flying straight into the UK... or maybe he just wanted to see family and friends whilst on the right side of the Atlantic.  Whatever, I'm glad to see him...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2021, 08:02:08 AM
Agent Butler goes onto say, "with Grealish I think he is an extraordinary talent and it will be great to have him and Leon and Buendia, all of those guys working for the better of the team"



Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 04, 2021, 08:03:30 AM
His dad seems like abit of a idiot.  "I wouldnt send my son to a team of losers"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2021, 08:04:40 AM
https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/august/Villa-confirm-Leon-Bailey-signing/
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2021, 08:06:01 AM
His dad seems like abit of a idiot.  "I wouldnt send my son to a team of losers"
Would you send your son to Small Heath?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TelfordVilla on August 04, 2021, 08:07:42 AM
so a move not hijacked by Liverpool then as some had claimed....hmmm
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dr Butler on August 04, 2021, 08:08:21 AM
welcome Leon, do your best for the Villa

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Forge10 on August 04, 2021, 08:08:39 AM
or maybe he just wanted to see family and friends whilst on the right side of the Atlantic.  Whatever, I'm glad to see him...

His Dad said it was all signed that way as he wanted to share it with all the people he loved and who had helped him get to this point in his career, it was heart warming stuff.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2021, 08:11:51 AM
Welcome Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Forge10 on August 04, 2021, 08:13:06 AM
His dad seems like abit of a idiot.  "I wouldnt send my son to a team of losers"

He's far from it if you watch the whole thing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Duncan Shaw on August 04, 2021, 08:13:11 AM
Mate who is an Everton ST holder called me last night and is gutted about this, reckons they have been tracking him for 3 years and all thought this was the summer they would get him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on August 04, 2021, 08:15:33 AM
Four year contract.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - agreed.
Post by: LukeJames on August 04, 2021, 08:15:54 AM
Heard the same
After the Club put it all over socials this would be very,very embarrassing

Embarrasing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 04, 2021, 08:16:28 AM
https://www.avfc.co.uk/news/2021/august/Villa-confirm-Leon-Bailey-signing/




Wait a minute ! so he didn't join Liverpool?  Social media told porkies !!?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2021, 08:18:49 AM
Bailey Interview.

https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF9ianI3MzVxMCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2Vs?lang=en
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dave on August 04, 2021, 08:34:57 AM
so a move not hijacked by Liverpool then as some had claimed....hmmm

It was established that was nonsense about half an hour after the rumour surfaced.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 04, 2021, 08:47:27 AM
His dad seems like abit of a idiot.  "I wouldnt send my son to a team of losers"

He's far from it if you watch the whole thing.

Yeah i only went with the quotes but just watched it. He seems like he only wants whtas best for his son so i may have spoke out of haste.

Does seem like a tough customer though
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Shrek on August 04, 2021, 08:54:17 AM
Only 4 years isn’t ideal.

Hopefully a brilliant signing
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Forge10 on August 04, 2021, 08:56:49 AM
His dad seems like abit of a idiot.  "I wouldnt send my son to a team of losers"

He's far from it if you watch the whole thing.

Yeah i only went with the quotes but just watched it. He seems like he only wants whtas best for his son so i may have spoke out of haste.

Does seem like a tough customer though

I think its refreshing to hear such comments when we've watched Sky the past week or so saying the only way JG can progress is to leave and read comments from all these people who fancy themselves as journalists / experts.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan82 on August 04, 2021, 08:58:00 AM
Fantastic signing, welcome Leon!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on August 04, 2021, 08:58:12 AM
Do you think his Dad will be joining the coaching team as assistant manager?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: exigo on August 04, 2021, 08:58:38 AM
Leon Bailey
Left and right
Now every little thing
Is gonna be alright
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on August 04, 2021, 09:03:47 AM
Looking forward to him playing. We've not had electric, defence terrifying pace for a good while now and I really think we will have that extra dimension on the break.

Has to be the Tuanzebe song re-worked.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: olaftab on August 04, 2021, 09:05:58 AM
Welcome Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Richard E on August 04, 2021, 09:08:11 AM
Looks a really exciting signing. Looking forward to seeing him tear Newcastle a new one in a couple of weeks' time. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SamTheMouse on August 04, 2021, 09:15:14 AM
Interesting that Dean describes him as a striker. Presumably we'll see him play in a variety of positions. Gives us some much needed versatility.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TaxDodger on August 04, 2021, 09:15:46 AM
What's the point? If he's any good he'll just piss off to Man City in a few years.

Think I'm half joking.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on August 04, 2021, 09:17:40 AM
Only 4 years isn’t ideal.

Hopefully a brilliant signing

I presume that's based on his drive and determination to succeed. If we get success he'll want to stay, if we don't, well we know the rest don't we.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on August 04, 2021, 09:19:01 AM
Smith describing him as an "exciting young Striker"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on August 04, 2021, 09:19:28 AM
That's interesting... is that where he's brought him in yo play?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 04, 2021, 09:19:47 AM
I think with Dean labelling as a striker i think we may see him play there so that would put rumours of tammy to bed i think unfortunately as i want tammy.

His dad knows wesley so i would imagine they will keep wes around to help bailey settle
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 04, 2021, 09:26:51 AM
Welcome Leon, be awesome.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 04, 2021, 09:35:03 AM
Welcome Leon! Tear PL defences to shreds!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Des Little on August 04, 2021, 09:39:04 AM
Only 4 years isn’t ideal.

Hopefully a brilliant signing

Ross McCormack signed a four year contract, and that was three years too long so it can work both ways
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: passport1 on August 04, 2021, 09:47:20 AM
I think we've  moved on a bit from signing the likes of McCormack
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: rob_bridge on August 04, 2021, 09:58:08 AM
Welcome young man - do your best
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 04, 2021, 10:00:07 AM
The Dean quotes sound painfully un-Dean.  Someone in the press office at AVFC came up with a blurb attributing quotes to Dean who glanced at it and said "Yeah, whatever. I've got enough on my fcuking plate, just say we're happy to have him, all the usual blah bla.... Right....let's get this Jack shit over with...."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on August 04, 2021, 10:08:29 AM
Welcome to Aston Villa Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: passport1 on August 04, 2021, 10:12:01 AM
Seems like a switched on young man . Looking forward to seeing him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: levico on August 04, 2021, 10:20:26 AM
I think it’s great news - I just hope we havent signed his father as well.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 04, 2021, 10:47:18 AM
Think he'll be a real bums off seats type player
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 04, 2021, 10:54:39 AM
Super Super Leon Super Super Leon Super Super Leon Super Leon Bailey !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on August 04, 2021, 11:11:09 AM
No pressure. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on August 04, 2021, 11:19:00 AM
I imagine Dean would describe us as playing with 3 forwards rather than Watkins alone up front. I think we'll use him on the right of the front 3.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JUAN PABLO on August 04, 2021, 11:32:24 AM
love his dad


wouldnt send my son to an organisation who are losers
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JUAN PABLO on August 04, 2021, 11:46:14 AM
also like the fact he said Villas owners are aggressive and direct ( I think )   so not so easy for Oil Shitty then .
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Five Villa Tattoos on August 04, 2021, 12:28:26 PM
Is his strike rate really 39 goals in three and half seasons?
Looking forward to seeing him play but he doesn't solve the second striker problem though does he?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tuscans on August 04, 2021, 12:29:18 PM
Super Leon Bailey....Soooooopa Super Lee....
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villa Lew on August 04, 2021, 12:33:04 PM
Looks a great signing well done Villa and welcome Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: rooboy316 on August 04, 2021, 03:18:43 PM
I hope his dad doesn’t agitate for a ‘next step’ move in a couple of years, if he does well for us.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: markeeeebeeee2005 on August 04, 2021, 05:13:14 PM
Really looking forward to seeing Leon play. Him Buendia and Watkins will scare the living sh*t out of alot of defences.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Behind Bluenose Lines on August 04, 2021, 05:47:23 PM
Super Leon Bailey....Soooooopa Super Lee....
It even scans correctly!  ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on August 04, 2021, 06:37:19 PM
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 04, 2021, 07:03:58 PM
I feel sorry for Leon. Lost in the shuffle of Grealish leaving and Ings coming in.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2021, 07:27:41 PM
He will be loved once he arrives properly. I have a good feeling about this signing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on August 04, 2021, 07:28:38 PM
He will be loved once he arrives properly. I have a good feeling about this signing.

Me too.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 04, 2021, 07:29:33 PM
He is going to be a superstar.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TheMalandro on August 04, 2021, 09:38:03 PM
He's going to be phenomenal.

The you tube signing video creeps me out, however.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Chris_Jephcott on August 04, 2021, 11:41:08 PM
Out of the signings we have made this close season, I reckon Leon is the one that excites me the most. Really looking forward to seeing him in action
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2021, 11:50:32 PM
I felt a bit down earlier but can't wait to see how all our new boys play now.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on August 04, 2021, 11:52:54 PM
Do we know when he joins up with the rest of the squad?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john e on August 04, 2021, 11:53:17 PM
I felt a bit down earlier but can't wait to see how all our new boys play now.

think you’re speaking for a lot of us there mate
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: dave.woodhall on August 04, 2021, 11:54:19 PM
I felt a bit down earlier but can't wait to see how all our new boys play now.

Channeling your inner Big Daz there.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 05, 2021, 12:09:30 AM
Big Daz would never let us down like some other so-called "hero" I could mention.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan82 on August 05, 2021, 12:13:25 AM
This is a massive signing and its a shame that the Grealish circus overshadowed this.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 05, 2021, 01:16:21 PM
Great signing but for some reason, I see trouble ahead.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: dave shelley on August 05, 2021, 01:25:48 PM
Great signing but for some reason, I see trouble ahead.

So do I.  He'll probably demand that he's front and central on the open-topped bus as we parade towards the Council House on the victory parade showing the trophies we've received for winning the treble.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Big Ming on August 05, 2021, 01:32:42 PM
This is a massive signing and its a shame that the Grealish circus overshadowed this.
I was thinking this also.

Same for Ings to an extent.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 05, 2021, 01:46:36 PM
Do you think that both will be unveiled together?
Is there a chance that either or both could play a part on Saturday?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: old man villa fan on August 05, 2021, 01:57:24 PM
I hope his dad doesn’t agitate for a ‘next step’ move in a couple of years, if he does well for us.

Watching one of those videos with his step-father, he mentioned that joining Villa was another step up on the way to the top.  So I think the answer to your comment is that it is inevitable.  Hopefully, the top will be with Villa but the Club should have their eyes open with this one and keep one step ahead with new contracts and 'buy-out' type clauses so as to protect us.  A lesson from the Grealish saga is keep that exit clause at a high level so that if somebody wants the player, they pay top dollar for him.  It is the way of football these days and you are lucky to get more than 4 years out of good players in their prime years unless you are consistently at the top.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: wolfman999 on August 05, 2021, 07:20:12 PM
I must admit I knew nothing about this kid previously but having just watched his clip on Sky Sports wow just wow. This looks like a serious player who, if he can produce this form on a regular basis, will be a big, big name and worth considerably more than we have paid. I hope we have him tied to a good contract, to keep him happy and to protect ourselves. With our owners, I have no doubt that will be the case.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: usav on August 05, 2021, 07:33:12 PM
When is the ITSOTP?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on August 06, 2021, 08:57:04 AM
Anybody know what he's like helping his full back
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 06, 2021, 09:01:37 AM
Do you think that both will be unveiled together?
Is there a chance that either or both could play a part on Saturday?
I think Bailey is quaratining.  I'd expect Ings to be there though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 06, 2021, 09:05:39 AM
I hope his dad doesn’t agitate for a ‘next step’ move in a couple of years, if he does well for us.

Watching one of those videos with his step-father, he mentioned that joining Villa was another step up on the way to the top.  So I think the answer to your comment is that it is inevitable.  Hopefully, the top will be with Villa but the Club should have their eyes open with this one and keep one step ahead with new contracts and 'buy-out' type clauses so as to protect us.  A lesson from the Grealish saga is keep that exit clause at a high level so that if somebody wants the player, they pay top dollar for him.  It is the way of football these days and you are lucky to get more than 4 years out of good players in their prime years unless you are consistently at the top.

If we dont get Europe in next few years then the way his dad was speaking i would imagine he would be off.

But i certainly think by then we could handle that if iit arose as i expect we will be a far better side to cope
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on August 06, 2021, 01:03:44 PM
I can’t be the only one who is uneasy about this transfer?

No squad number given yet.
Press conferences is a garden shed led by his dad/agent.
It just doesn’t feel like the way villa operate and conduct transfer business….as is proven with our immaculate handling of the last transfer out, not the Louie Barry one.

It all feels very Micky mouse and unprofessional to me.

I’m looking forward to being proved completely wrong though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 06, 2021, 01:12:18 PM
I can’t be the only one who is uneasy about this transfer?

No squad number given yet.
Press conferences is a garden shed led by his dad/agent.
It just doesn’t feel like the way villa operate and conduct transfer business….as is proven with our immaculate handling of the last transfer out, not the Louie Barry one.

It all feels very Micky mouse and unprofessional to me.

I’m looking forward to being proved completely wrong though.
I think it was all a bit rushed through as they wanted some good news given the Grealish issue.  Same for Ings - announced within minutes of the deal being done.  We probably rolled over a bit on both because of the timing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john e on August 06, 2021, 01:14:40 PM
His video reel is one of the best I’ve ever seen

However I don’t know whether that’s good thing or bad as it’s just a video reel
But he does look a bit special according to that


Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: villadelph on August 06, 2021, 01:32:40 PM
I can’t be the only one who is uneasy about this transfer?

No squad number given yet.
Press conferences is a garden shed led by his dad/agent.
It just doesn’t feel like the way villa operate and conduct transfer business….as is proven with our immaculate handling of the last transfer out, not the Louie Barry one.

It all feels very Micky mouse and unprofessional to me.

I’m looking forward to being proved completely wrong though.

this ain't Randy's Villa.

I don't think Purslow would have mentioned him by name in the address to supporters if there were any potential hiccups.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 06, 2021, 01:43:00 PM
Due a break after international duty so in Jamaica still? Movement restricted due to covid? Info rushed through for the good news aspect in view of the simultaneous bad news aspect? Squad number because someone else is off (i.e Wesley perhaps) or simply because he's not with the squad at the moment due to issues i mentioned?

His dad looks like he has a bit too much mouth and influence for my liking, seems like a good bloke but i'd imagine a pain in the arse if he doesn't get his own way. That said i trust the management of our club to not make a mistake in this regard so i'm not worried.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 06, 2021, 06:36:10 PM


His dad looks like he has a bit too much mouth and influence for my liking, seems like a good bloke but i'd imagine a pain in the arse if he doesn't get his own way. That said i trust the management of our club to not make a mistake in this regard so i'm not worried.

I think he may be a pain in the arse if he doesnt get what he wants
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dazvillain on August 06, 2021, 11:51:18 PM


His dad looks like he has a bit too much mouth and influence for my liking, seems like a good bloke but i'd imagine a pain in the arse if he doesn't get his own way. That said i trust the management of our club to not make a mistake in this regard so i'm not worried.

I think he may be a pain in the arse if he doesnt get what he wants
I can’t see Purslow putting up with any of his shit !?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 07, 2021, 12:01:20 AM
Christian is retiring next year according to another poster so Pappa Bailey will be someone else's problem.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2021, 05:43:04 AM
Incredibly Leon is quicker than Gabby at his peak!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 07, 2021, 02:10:30 PM
Is Bailey the first player we've ever signed without him setting foot inside the stadium/training ground/offices/county/country/continent in order to do the deal?

His Dad's football den/Bootroom sure is a mighty powerful place.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: KRS on August 07, 2021, 02:50:37 PM
Excited much? :)

https://youtu.be/b7CQBhzX_Qo
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 07, 2021, 04:48:12 PM
is he in the UK yet?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: charlatan on August 07, 2021, 05:42:41 PM
Is Bailey the first player we've ever signed without him setting foot inside the stadium/training ground/offices/county/country/continent in order to do the deal?

His Dad's football den/Bootroom sure is a mighty powerful place.

Possibly not

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 07, 2021, 05:52:29 PM
Understand the concerns re his dad but Leon’s back story about his start in life and how his stepdad fought for him to get football trials is very good.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 08, 2021, 11:50:25 AM
Christian is retiring next year according to another poster so Pappa Bailey will be someone else's problem.

I hope not purslow has been excellent here
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: VILLA MOLE on August 08, 2021, 11:52:27 AM
I have not heard anything about him being a difficult player , has anyone ?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 08, 2021, 12:21:15 PM
I have not heard anything about him being a difficult player , has anyone ?

Didn't someone mention here that the Leverkusen fans said they won't miss the "drama" associated with him?

Hopefully he's as good as promised but if he is and Liverpool or Yanited come in for him a couple of years I suspect he'll be off.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on August 08, 2021, 12:31:18 PM
Perhaps, but by then we'll be doing just fine I reckon and will be able to sign a replacement more easily.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: jwarry on August 08, 2021, 01:03:01 PM
Perhaps, but by then we'll be doing just fine I reckon and will be able to sign a replacement more easily.

I was hoping by then they would be desperately hanging on to their own players because we keep trying to sign them
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Stu on August 08, 2021, 01:33:34 PM
When is this bloke turning up?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 08, 2021, 06:02:03 PM
I have a feeling he wont feature for watford and more likely be newcastle for his debut
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 08, 2021, 06:07:35 PM
Have been excited but of all signings he is most risky.
Never played against any English teams or in this league and is going to have to be catching up to fitness and tactics when coming in
I think even though he can make an instant impact and is technically good enough it's a gamble because of the timings of everything to the start of the season
Long run I think he'll be amazing however has inconsistencies in his game by game and that will hopefully improve.

Looked forward to him coming in  initially but dampening my excitement till he's ready and able.
Been let down before for excitement of players so will see.
Certainly could be brilliant
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: villa `cross the mersey on August 10, 2021, 01:03:56 PM
When is this bloke turning up?
Any sign yet?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 10, 2021, 02:30:49 PM
why are so many people worried about him not being at the club yet. He's signed a contract with us and has clearly been given permission for time off and on when to join up with the rest of the squad. Do people think he's not going to show up?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 10, 2021, 02:39:17 PM
why are so many people worried about him not being at the club yet. He's signed a contract with us and has clearly been given permission for time off and on when to join up with the rest of the squad. Do people think he's not going to show up?

I guess because they want to see him play football, and if he hasn't even made it to England yet, then it puts the chanes of him appearing any time soon at very slim.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 10, 2021, 02:43:39 PM
Grealish and Mings returned to training eight days ago, so three weeks after England's last game. Jamaica's last game was 26th July, so by the same logic Leon should be here early next week. Maybe fit enough for the Newcastle game, at least as sub, assuming he hasn't been existing on the Richard Dunne diet during his holidays.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 10, 2021, 02:44:43 PM
why are so many people worried about him not being at the club yet. He's signed a contract with us and has clearly been given permission for time off and on when to join up with the rest of the squad. Do people think he's not going to show up?

I guess because they want to see him play football, and if he hasn't even made it to England yet, then it puts the chanes of him appearing any time soon at very slim.

Yes but the way some are talking it's like he's about to do a runner. The first few weeks of the new season are going to be weird. Lots of players have been involved in constant football, between domestic seasons starting and stopping and then squeezing in international competition. Many are carrying injuries or simply fatigue that need time and rest to heal. So for a lot of squads, not just ours we might not see all of the best players until some time in September. It's simply an odd time and nothing is normal in terms of preparing for this new season.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on August 10, 2021, 02:50:39 PM
I think this season should have been put back by a couple of weeks in recognition that some of the international tournaments finished a little bit later, and the Olympics too.  Even had we have signed Bailey any earlier, he still wouldn’t have been available to join us because of his international commitments. However, it would be nice to see him in the country with his new teammates regardless of whether he is fit to play or not. I do feel that preparations have been a little disrupted this year.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Smithy on August 10, 2021, 02:51:25 PM
Jamaica only got knocked out of the Concacaf Gold Cup on 26th July (that's two weeks after the Euro final), so I suspect he's still enjoying his break between seasons?  His last competitive game was two weeks ago.

I'll be surprised if we see him before Brentford, unless he turns up and his shorter-than-usual break means he's close to match-fitness from day one.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 10, 2021, 02:53:26 PM
It would be great to have every player available for the first game but that simply isn’t going to happen. It’s a long season and if he joins in a couple of weeks later it’s fine. He’s going to be a massive contributor this season once he’s at peak fitness.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on August 10, 2021, 03:23:43 PM
Could delays be due to getting a work permit?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on August 10, 2021, 03:34:11 PM
Could delays be due to getting a work permit?

No.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 10, 2021, 05:11:37 PM
is he having to isolate?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 10, 2021, 05:23:35 PM
Could delays be due to getting a work permit?

No.

Indeed. I suspect as others have suggested he’s only recently finished up competitive football for the season, so he needs a break.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 11, 2021, 09:19:59 PM
Dean Smith said "We're very good at driving transitions anyway but I've always been a bigger believer that pace scares defenders, and Bailey's got that in abundance. He brings more pace into the team, it gives us different options. On top of that, he's a really good footballer. You don't survive in the Bundesliga unless you're a really good player."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 11, 2021, 11:28:15 PM
Will be training tomorrow apparently
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2021, 11:37:16 PM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 12, 2021, 08:02:19 AM
I doubt he will play weekend. Most likely Newcastle
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Smithy on August 12, 2021, 08:42:56 AM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.

Not great, but on the plus side is he's unlikely to have lost too much match fitness?  I didn't even expect him in the country till next week, which would have given him just over three weeks off.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 12, 2021, 08:50:04 AM
You never know, maybe he'll make the bench for Saturday
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 12, 2021, 11:09:54 AM
we need this geezer in asap.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 12, 2021, 11:23:22 AM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.

Didn't the Bundesliga finish early May? So he actually had a good month off before joining up with Jamaica for Gold cup so had a longer break than anyone playing at the euros.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on August 12, 2021, 11:33:02 AM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.


heh.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: algy on August 12, 2021, 11:57:10 AM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.
Always like a reference that I have to look up on wikipedia.


Very good :)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 12, 2021, 12:22:04 PM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.
Always like a reference that I have to look up on wikipedia.


Very good :)

Same here. It certainly beats 'Greasy' or 'Rat Boy' for imagination and humour.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 12, 2021, 12:55:34 PM
Ephialtes of Trachis...any relation to Tommy Elphick?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: purpletrousers on August 12, 2021, 01:05:06 PM
Good stuff. He's had much less holiday than Mings or Ephialtes of Trachis got, mind.
Always like a reference that I have to look up on wikipedia.


Very good :)

Same here. It certainly beats 'Greasy' or 'Rat Boy' for imagination and humour.

Aye. Another ‘upvote’ on this. On googling, the first statue photo that appeared also looked suitably twisted.
Another H&V classics lesson 👍🏼
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 12, 2021, 02:02:14 PM
All Villa, No Filler (https://t.co/UAgOOU0HGD?amp=1) podcast from an hour ago, they speak to German Football Expert, DW reporter and Leverkusen fan Max Merrill to find out more about what Villa fans and Dean Smith can expect from their new man. Sounds like if he grabs this opportunity like Benteke did when he came and appreciates it for the step it could be, he could be a star.

*warning for cdbwf: Contains heretical opinion*
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 12, 2021, 02:05:24 PM
I'm guessing f**e at the b**k?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 12, 2021, 02:10:06 PM
Worse. Bailey's musical idols are Bono and Bonehead.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 12, 2021, 02:24:27 PM
Get him sold!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ger Regan on August 12, 2021, 06:04:19 PM
Pictured stretching the shirt at the training ground, for anyone still worried.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Deano's Mullet on August 12, 2021, 06:07:27 PM
Worse. Bailey's musical idols are Bono and Bonehead.

Tbf he was the most talented member of Oasis
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: DrGonzo on August 12, 2021, 06:10:29 PM
Worse. Bailey's musical idols are Bono and Bonehead.

Tbf he was the most talented member of Oasis

That's a little like saying that Francis Rossi was the best member of Quo, isn't it?

At least he's on the training park, hopefully not too far from full fitness although obviously not likely to feature against The Horns.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 12, 2021, 06:34:07 PM
At least baileys here !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 12, 2021, 09:13:07 PM
Pictured stretching the shirt at the training ground, for anyone still worried.

First day's training here, he didn't miss once.
https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF9lOGY1NTZyOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: jwarry on August 13, 2021, 07:33:59 AM
Pictured stretching the shirt at the training ground, for anyone still worried.

First day's training here, he didn't miss once.
https://video.avfc.co.uk/video/dm9kJTdDMF9lOGY1NTZyOCU3QyUyRnNlY3Rpb24lM0ZzbHVnJTNEaG9tZSU3Q2hvbWUlMkZoZXJvX2Nhcm91c2VsJTdDdW5kZWZpbmVk

Must admit I had a little chuckle to myself when Deano comes up to him singing ‘there’s only one Leon Bailey’.  You’ve got to love him haven’t you
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan82 on August 13, 2021, 07:49:06 AM
Yes, Deano is the best. oddly, I find myself liking Deano even more since Joe left the club. Joe overshadowed the place-especially in our first season back when people like me were focussing too much on Joe's future if we went down.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on August 13, 2021, 08:29:22 AM
I'm guessing f**e at the b**k?
No, 3.
You'll love it, honest ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 13, 2021, 08:37:47 AM
If there is a god, we beat Abu Dhabi FC 3-0 with a hat trick from Bailey, and then we can sing “you’re just a shit Leon Bailey” at the most expensive England sub in history.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 13, 2021, 08:39:44 AM
Probably scans better than "you're just a shit Ephialtes of Trachis", to be fair.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Smithy on August 13, 2021, 09:10:50 AM
Interesting he was training on his own yesterday, I'm guessing that was while they just try to his assess his fitness levels? If he's done nothing with the squad I can't imagine he'll even be on the bench tomorrow? Except maybe to get him used to the rest of the team?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 13, 2021, 09:17:15 AM
Great to see Leon finally at BMH. Pity bloody Man Citeh came in for the unmentionable one so late. Would've been much better if Leon had another 4 weeks to bed in properly.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on August 13, 2021, 09:58:49 AM
Would love to see him on the bench tomorrow and get 15 mins late on when we are 3-0 up.
I’m really excited to see this bloke play.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john2710 on August 13, 2021, 10:02:01 AM
I think this guy is going to be the standout signing & hopefully we'll see him starting at a packed Villa Park next week.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 13, 2021, 04:10:40 PM
Well Dean conformed at the presser that he is available for selection*







*probably means injured until Christmas  ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: p_ad on August 13, 2021, 08:48:30 PM
Oooof harsh but fair
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 14, 2021, 04:53:30 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fFXjLFlGm0k
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 14, 2021, 04:57:07 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy65 on August 14, 2021, 04:58:54 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 14, 2021, 05:07:55 PM
He has big aspirations  as his dad said he didnt want him playing with losers and thats what we were today complete losers.

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 14, 2021, 05:11:43 PM
You can see his class already. Pleased for him to get an assist on his debut. Shame he had to see just how awful we can be though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 14, 2021, 05:12:39 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?

Challenging Unsworth for shortest stint ever at the Villa.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 14, 2021, 05:15:44 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?

Challenging Unsworth for shortest stint ever at the Villa.
(https://i.ibb.co/yYQT1Sr/Screenshot-2021-08-14-at-17-15-13.png) (https://ibb.co/yYQT1Sr)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on August 14, 2021, 05:22:39 PM
Looked promising. And he should be used to complete chaos and confusion with his stepdad's press conferences so he'll fit into our team fine.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 14, 2021, 05:25:00 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?

Challenging Unsworth for shortest stint ever at the Villa.

God, the overreaction on here is ridiculous!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: wince on August 14, 2021, 05:32:42 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?

Challenging Unsworth for shortest stint ever at the Villa.

God, the overreaction on here is ridiculous!

Good, I’ve missed it! Makes for an entertaining evening of gallows humour.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 14, 2021, 05:35:28 PM
His Dad's probably orchestrating a move as we speak.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 14, 2021, 05:42:41 PM
Onw of the few bright sparks today. Good assist debut.

He will be gone in summer if we dont improve

this summer?

Challenging Unsworth for shortest stint ever at the Villa.

God, the overreaction on here is ridiculous!

Huh? I was being humorous based on Demitri's gloomy-doom. If you want proper over-reaction, go on Twitta and see what's being written about the Villa.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 14, 2021, 06:24:41 PM
He is clearly absolute class.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 14, 2021, 09:08:22 PM
Really hope he starts next week, will get the crowd excited.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 14, 2021, 09:12:16 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on August 14, 2021, 09:13:50 PM
Looked quality in a sea of dog shit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john e on August 14, 2021, 09:27:43 PM
One of the very few bright sparks today
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on August 14, 2021, 10:07:54 PM
Looked a very good player.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 14, 2021, 11:13:14 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ROBBO on August 14, 2021, 11:19:39 PM
All three subs improved us, Bailey will quickly become our new Grealish, Smiths starting eleven and game plan was gash.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 14, 2021, 11:40:57 PM
Impressed by Leon. To think he only arrived at BMH on Thursday. He's way quicker than Jack and will provide plenty of assists and goals.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Matt C on August 15, 2021, 12:43:55 AM
Reasons to be cheerful - he’s going to be good.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on August 15, 2021, 02:57:25 PM
He did very well when he came on.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dante Lavelli on August 15, 2021, 06:31:20 PM
Did he play exclusively on the left when he came on?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 15, 2021, 06:52:57 PM
Yep. As many have said he looked very good, and been in the country and with the squad less than a week.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: stubbsyandy on August 15, 2021, 07:10:51 PM
And he seems to be getting ‘ the Villa’!!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: algy on August 15, 2021, 07:12:55 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: nigel on August 15, 2021, 07:14:31 PM
All three subs improved us, Bailey will quickly become our new Grealish, Smiths starting eleven and game plan was gash.

Given availability, I think the starting eleven were pretty much what everyone was choosing anyway, so hard to pick fault in selection.

Watford we’re reminiscent of us during the MO’N days where we defended in numbers and hit everyone on the counter.
With hindsight we shouldn’t have gone at them like we did.

Ramsey did well when he came on, looks to have put a bit of muscle on. Bailey will have people out of their seats, looks exciting.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: FrankyH on August 15, 2021, 07:20:32 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...

I like that , could also segue his name into the  The Ramones song - Baby I love you

Bailey, I love you, Leon Bailey
Bailey, I love you
Bailey I love, I love only you
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 07:20:39 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.

Good call, if things get toxic and he does a Jack we can channel our inner Britney..

Oh, Bailey, Bailey
How were we supposed to know
That something wasn't right here?
Oh, Bailey, Bailey
We shouldn't have let you go
And now you're out of sight, yeah
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 07:26:15 PM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: FrankyH on August 15, 2021, 08:12:22 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...

I like that , could also segue his name into the  The Ramones song - Baby I love you

Bailey, I love you, Leon Bailey
Bailey, I love you, Leon Bailey
Bailey I love, I love only you
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: clash city rocker on August 15, 2021, 08:24:13 PM
Leon's gonna shit on you..
Leon's goona shit on you..
La la la la. 



I'll get me coat
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on August 15, 2021, 08:40:50 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...

Perfect

All of the other suggestions so far are wank but I’m not even going to attempt one !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on August 15, 2021, 08:45:22 PM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...
Excellent work!!!
Love it!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 15, 2021, 11:21:51 PM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!

This has my vote. What a tune.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 15, 2021, 11:36:38 PM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!

This has my vote. What a tune.

Clearly, you don't get over 9bn views on YouTube without it being a good tune.

If we want to get adventurous we could always change the 'doo doo doo doo doo doo' to 'in (the) claret and blue'. ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 16, 2021, 12:39:10 AM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!

This has my vote. What a tune.

Clearly, you don't get over 9bn views on YouTube without it being a good tune.

If we want to get adventurous we could always change the 'doo doo doo doo doo doo' to 'in (the) claret and blue'. ;)

Ha, I like it. One section sings the 'Bailey's a shark' and the other 'in (the) claret and the blue'. This is gonna fly.

9bn... Shiiiit, I knew it was big but dayum! Mad what can make some people rich nowadays.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ian. on August 16, 2021, 07:58:37 AM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!
Ha ha! Well that would be the first football chant my terrible memory for song lyrics remembers.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 16, 2021, 08:40:13 AM
*Simon Cowell mode on*

The Baby Shark song has three syllables all the way through before the doo doo doo bits, eg baby shark, mommy shark, grandpa shark, run away etc. "Bailey's a shark" therefore doesn't work at all. "Bailey's sharp" would though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 16, 2021, 08:44:28 AM
Blimey,there are no words.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 16, 2021, 11:55:07 AM
Bailey is going to be a superstar. I think Buendia will be too. But we need to get to the platform and foundation of the midfield right to enable them to use their talents.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 16, 2021, 11:58:34 AM
Needs a decent chant. "One Leon Bailey", FFS.

You're moaning a fair bit about that...do you have an alternative suggestion?!

Actually, there must be a million songs you could substitute the word ''Baby'' for ''Bailey''.
Frankie Valli - Can't take my eyes off you would be the unimaginative (but probably work well) choice

Oh Leon Bailey
And if it's quite alright
Oh Leon Bailey
You warm the lonely nights
Oh Leon Bailey
Trust in me when I say ...

Perfect

All of the other suggestions so far are wank but I’m not even going to attempt one !
This gets my vote.  Only problem is I have never seen a chant discussed on an internet forum make it to the stands.  Not once.  But if this gets going I'll be right behind it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 16, 2021, 01:31:58 PM
However given the lack of invention in some of our songs we'll probably get

Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo
Bailey's a shark!

This has my vote. What a tune.

Clearly, you don't get over 9bn views on YouTube without it being a good tune.

If we want to get adventurous we could always change the 'doo doo doo doo doo doo' to 'in (the) claret and blue'. ;)

Ha, I like it. One section sings the 'Bailey's a shark' and the other 'in (the) claret and the blue'. This is gonna fly.

I think so especially with Risso's finessing. We can bask in the reflected glory when the left side of the Holte's singing it to the right side.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 16, 2021, 01:36:12 PM
Blimey,there are no words.

There are now that we've added them. :)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 16, 2021, 01:36:24 PM
Can we do the actions as well so other fans take the piss like they did with Hull's "mauled by the Tigers" chant?!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 16, 2021, 02:52:37 PM
Can we do the actions as well so other fans take the piss like they did with Hull's "mauled by the Tigers" chant?!
That was amazing!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 16, 2021, 02:58:46 PM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 16, 2021, 03:22:57 PM
Can we do the actions as well so other fans take the piss like they did with Hull's "mauled by the Tigers" chant?!

Of course, the more animated the better but if you're back in the NW be prepared for Sale rugby fans being miffed that we thought of it first.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 16, 2021, 05:25:50 PM
Can we do the actions as well so other fans take the piss like they did with Hull's "mauled by the Tigers" chant?!

I'd forgotten about that. Poor bastards
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: amfy on August 16, 2021, 06:15:09 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician
Flying down the wing he’s gonna scare the opposition
Flies past one and glides past two, you know he’s on a mission
Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician!

..repeat faster....

Then cue scenes as we go umdiddleumdiddleiddiyumdiddlelay!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 16, 2021, 07:29:42 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Probably a little too intricate for a crowd. I'd be happy with a reimagining of the Snodgrass song which was one of the better efforts of recent years. Celtic have a version for their new CB albeit one that will raise Risso's ire.

"There's a Starfelt playing at the back, he loves the Glasgow Celtic and he hates the Union Jack."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: amfy on August 16, 2021, 07:46:42 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Probably a little too intricate for a crowd. I'd be happy with a reimagining of the Snodgrass song which was one of the better efforts of recent years. Celtic have a version for their new CB albeit one that will raise Risso's ire.

"There's a Starfelt playing at the back, he loves the Glasgow Celtic and he hates the Union Jack."

It is, but the Ashley Young song was pretty complex and really took off so you never know.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulTheVillan on August 16, 2021, 09:03:19 PM
How about one word?

Leon

Leon

Leon

:)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 16, 2021, 09:06:09 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Probably a little too intricate for a crowd. I'd be happy with a reimagining of the Snodgrass song which was one of the better efforts of recent years. Celtic have a version for their new CB albeit one that will raise Risso's ire.

"There's a Starfelt playing at the back, he loves the Glasgow Celtic and he hates the Union Jack."

Huh? If it had said "Union Flag" I'd have had my hackles up, but other than that?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on August 16, 2021, 09:33:50 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician
Flying down the wing he’s gonna scare the opposition
Flies past one and glides past two, you know he’s on a mission
Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician!

..repeat faster....

Then cue scenes as we go umdiddleumdiddleiddiyumdiddlelay!


Tremendous!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on August 16, 2021, 09:37:36 PM
Probably a little too intricate for a crowd. I'd be happy with a reimagining of the Snodgrass song which was one of the better efforts of recent years. Celtic have a version for their new CB albeit one that will raise Risso's ire.

"There's a Starfelt playing at the back, he loves the Glasgow Celtic and he hates the Union Jack."

Huh? If it had said "Union Flag" I'd have had my hackles up, but other than that?

My bad, with all the back and forth I thought your preferred usage was 'Union Flag' but heartening to see the Celtic fans have it right.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on August 16, 2021, 09:42:53 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Probably a little too intricate for a crowd. I'd be happy with a reimagining of the Snodgrass song which was one of the better efforts of recent years. Celtic have a version for their new CB albeit one that will raise Risso's ire.

"There's a Starfelt playing at the back, he loves the Glasgow Celtic and he hates the Union Jack."

If those Northern monkeys at Bramhall Lane can remember the words to their chip butty song I'm sure us civilised Midlanders can remember Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican something something...

Oh...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 16, 2021, 10:50:51 PM
Someone on Twitter randomly mused that we should try to come up with a Villa chant to Supercalfragelistic...

Someone then came back with this and it is frankly superb...

Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician
Flying down the wing he’s gonna scare the opposition
Flies past one and glides past two, you know he’s on a mission
Super Leon Bailey our Jamaican wing magician!

..repeat faster....

Then cue scenes as we go umdiddleumdiddleiddiyumdiddlelay!


Tremendous!

Agreed.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 17, 2021, 10:03:04 AM
Britney Spears has a well known song in the pop genre  called  'Baby one more time'

 Leon Bailey one more time!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 17, 2021, 11:21:13 AM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Jesus twatting Christ.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on August 17, 2021, 11:27:14 AM
Fake news. I've never met a Manc who couldn't talk for two seconds (let alone chant) without swearing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: thick_mike on August 17, 2021, 12:20:53 PM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Jesus twatting Christ.

Just got cramp in my feet cringing at that 😖
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on August 17, 2021, 12:22:50 PM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Jesus twatting Christ.

Just got cramp in my feet cringing at that 😖

It's horrific isn't it.

If the Villa ever get so successful they do something as awful as that, please can someone kill me with my own season card!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 17, 2021, 12:30:29 PM
Hooray!!!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: AV82EC on August 17, 2021, 12:43:18 PM
Wow, that is toe curlingly bad. This is what happens when you turn yourself into a corporate entity tacked onto the side of a Gulf State. I didn’t think anything could make Man Yoo look like a poor relation in the corporate shill stakes.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on August 17, 2021, 01:56:12 PM
What the fuck was that?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hookeysmith on August 17, 2021, 02:03:13 PM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.

You cannot unsee that can you...............How can any genuine City fan not be sickened at that


Jesus twatting Christ.

Just got cramp in my feet cringing at that 😖

It's horrific isn't it.

If the Villa ever get so successful they do something as awful as that, please can someone kill me with my own season card!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on August 17, 2021, 02:05:25 PM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ASHTONVILLA on August 17, 2021, 02:07:22 PM
Jesus I really wish I hadn't clicked that.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 17, 2021, 02:10:12 PM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Jesus twatting Christ.

Just got cramp in my feet cringing at that 😖

It's horrific isn't it.

If the Villa ever get so successful they do something as awful as that, please can someone kill me with my own season card!


That's nothing. I'd have to change my username.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 17, 2021, 02:27:27 PM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.



I don't understand what these are for? Who are they for? It's not like Reading fans have this on their iPhone.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on August 17, 2021, 02:41:03 PM
There cannot be a single Man City or Reading fan who think these were a good idea.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on August 17, 2021, 02:44:27 PM
There's probably thousands of newbie Man City fans who think it's great.  Much the same as they would think a half and half scarf is great.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: London Villan on August 17, 2021, 02:45:45 PM
I can’t ever unhear that. Dear lord, it’s horrific.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 17, 2021, 02:46:57 PM
I paused 4 seconds in. Surely that's enough.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: algy on August 17, 2021, 03:11:41 PM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.


Can't believe I'm going to write this but ...

The Reading one's obviously shit, but in a moderately acceptable way. I mean, how many actually good songs are there about football teams that are actually taken to heart by the supporters? Hearts have one, the "ooh ahh Paul McGrath" one,  Three Lions for England. Struggling to think of any others that have been actually adopted as a chant (tho I think the Paul McGrath one was a terrace chant first?). Then there's maybe World In Motion (England) that isn't sung but most folk agree it's one of the better efforts. Then nothing AFAIK.

So, alright, the Reading one is bad but I don't see it as particularly bad compared to anyone elses, and to be honest I quite like an "official" club song occasionally. They're mostly inane but you live in hope of getting a Three Lions/H.E.A.R.T.S..

The Man City one, on the other hand, is embarrassingly bad. Beyond awful.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on August 17, 2021, 04:33:14 PM
That Reading thing is dreadful.  It's something you'd hear on an even lower rent Eurovision, if there was such a thing.

As for football songs, Oh to be a Villan by Gary Nock is decent enough.  It's not going to get you up dancing but it's a pleasant and catchy enough song.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: oldtimernow on August 17, 2021, 04:56:13 PM
That Reading thing is dreadful.  It's something you'd hear on an even lower rent Eurovision, if there was such a thing.

As for football songs, Oh to be a Villan by Gary Nock is decent enough.  It's not going to get you up dancing but it's a pleasant and catchy enough song.

with a bit of rewriting it could easily be our best Eurovision hope in years :o
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on August 17, 2021, 05:08:46 PM
That Reading thing is dreadful.  It's something you'd hear on an even lower rent Eurovision, if there was such a thing.

As for football songs, Oh to be a Villan by Gary Nock is decent enough.  It's not going to get you up dancing but it's a pleasant and catchy enough song.

with a bit of rewriting it could easily be our best Eurovision hope in years :o

You mean we might get a point?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: oldtimernow on August 17, 2021, 07:37:45 PM
Aim high, always my best option
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 17, 2021, 07:40:22 PM
Aim high, always my best option


And Tonev's.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on August 17, 2021, 08:37:46 PM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.



Jaysus H fucking Christ. The fuck did I just watch?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 17, 2021, 09:24:29 PM
Reading support has to be one of the most plastic around, terrible away day.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on August 17, 2021, 10:43:20 PM
Holy mother of God. To be fair, we've had our share of people trying to do Villa songs on YouTube and it's never any good.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 17, 2021, 11:21:37 PM
Reading support has to be one of the most plastic around, terrible away day.

Shit hot chocolate as well, which we can agree is the most important thing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: aldridgeboy on August 18, 2021, 12:37:34 AM
In their defence, I’ve heard a lot worse !!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on August 18, 2021, 07:27:47 AM
They should've just adopted Royals by Lorde.  I've no idea if the lyrics make any sense for a football team but it's a cracking song!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ian. on August 18, 2021, 08:05:51 AM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.



Jaysus H fucking Christ. The fuck did I just watch?

Crikey!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ian. on August 18, 2021, 08:08:19 AM
Fucking hell, just fell down a small worm hole reminding myself about the Hull fans, and found this incredible cringworthy effort - City's victory video.  It's unbelievable.



Jesus twatting Christ.
Ffs, bloody awful. I think other fans should sing it just to wind the twats up.

That’s so bad.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 18, 2021, 09:32:07 AM
The Man City one or the Reading one. I’m not sure which is more cringeworthy.


Can't believe I'm going to write this but ...

The Reading one's obviously shit, but in a moderately acceptable way. I mean, how many actually good songs are there about football teams that are actually taken to heart by the supporters? Hearts have one, the "ooh ahh Paul McGrath" one,  Three Lions for England. Struggling to think of any others that have been actually adopted as a chant (tho I think the Paul McGrath one was a terrace chant first?). Then there's maybe World In Motion (England) that isn't sung but most folk agree it's one of the better efforts. Then nothing AFAIK.

So, alright, the Reading one is bad but I don't see it as particularly bad compared to anyone elses, and to be honest I quite like an "official" club song occasionally. They're mostly inane but you live in hope of getting a Three Lions/H.E.A.R.T.S..

The Man City one, on the other hand, is embarrassingly bad. Beyond awful.

I'm with you on that algy. The Reading one is dreadful, but it's just a really, really shit football song. And after "It's Aston Villa that's who" I don't think we can take the moral high ground! The Man City thing is a whole other level of horrible though, it just sums up everything that's wrong about them. Filming actual fake bits of football and fan chants for something that risible, in the hope that your new fans in the Far and Middle East like it is desperate.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 19, 2021, 08:56:18 AM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on August 19, 2021, 10:12:35 AM
Hopefully not El Khasi.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: dekko on August 19, 2021, 06:54:33 PM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right

Bailey will play on the left and Buendia on the right I reckon.

Everyone keeps talking about Bailey as a right winger, but he's made 60odd appearances on the left for Leverkusen, and only 30 or so on the right.  Plus he's basically 2 footed.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on August 19, 2021, 07:15:54 PM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right

Bailey will play on the left and Buendia on the right I reckon.

Everyone keeps talking about Bailey as a right winger, but he's made 60odd appearances on the left for Leverkusen, and only 30 or so on the right.  Plus he's basically 2 footed.

I should hope he has got two feet considering the money we paid for him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: dekko on August 19, 2021, 07:57:24 PM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right

Bailey will play on the left and Buendia on the right I reckon.

Everyone keeps talking about Bailey as a right winger, but he's made 60odd appearances on the left for Leverkusen, and only 30 or so on the right.  Plus he's basically 2 footed.

I should hope he has got two feet considering the money we paid for him.

We've paid good money for no-footed players in the past so I'm not taking anything for granted
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 19, 2021, 09:12:39 PM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right

Bailey will play on the left and Buendia on the right I reckon.

Everyone keeps talking about Bailey as a right winger, but he's made 60odd appearances on the left for Leverkusen, and only 30 or so on the right.  Plus he's basically 2 footed.

The way bailey talked about his best position is right you would think thats where he will play? If he is good on the left taht will be very beneficial too
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 19, 2021, 09:18:44 PM
Ratboy talked about his best position being at 8. It wasn't.

Bailey will play left I reckon mainly, but interchange with the other forwards.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on August 19, 2021, 09:28:35 PM
Hoping he starts saturday. With a weeks training surely he will start

Be interesting to see who plays in the left if baileys on the right

Bailey will play on the left and Buendia on the right I reckon.

Everyone keeps talking about Bailey as a right winger, but he's made 60odd appearances on the left for Leverkusen, and only 30 or so on the right.  Plus he's basically 2 footed.

I heard an analysis of him on a podcast just before he signed and a writer from Who Scored said more or less that but the other way round.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 20, 2021, 12:17:09 AM
Is he injured?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: jwarry on August 20, 2021, 03:57:02 PM
Still can’t beat good old Spizz’s tribute
https://youtu.be/dVLBIb3WuK4
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: oishiiniku on August 20, 2021, 04:09:54 PM
Not injured, just not ready to start yet. According to the press conference at least.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 21, 2021, 08:10:01 AM
I expect he will get about 30 mins or so run out today
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 21, 2021, 11:01:07 AM
we need him to
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 21, 2021, 12:17:43 PM
He will probably start against barrow i would imagine to get him fit
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TheMalandro on August 21, 2021, 04:07:50 PM
Not injured, just not ready to start yet. According to the press conference at least.

I don't buy that.

He'd be on the bench, if that was true.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 21, 2021, 09:26:26 PM
There was a weird rumour circulating (probably originating from a wannabe ITK) in the Upper Holte at half time that Bailey had a pre-match argument with Dean Smith about him only being on the bench and therefore was suddenly no longer in the squad. It's something I found really difficult to believe but equally can't imagine why someone would make it up.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 21, 2021, 09:30:52 PM
That’s absolutely the sort of thing I could imagine someone making up as a bit of attention seeking.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Louzie0 on August 21, 2021, 09:40:02 PM
Don’t especially expect him v Barrow.
Lovely if so; not a disaster if not.
I expect him to be named in the team when Dean S thinks he’s ready, and not before.


UTV!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Exeter 77 on August 21, 2021, 09:40:25 PM
That’s absolutely the sort of thing I could imagine someone making up as a bit of attention seeking.
'Attention Seeking' was the phrase I was searching for. It's obviously bollocks but feeds fevered imaginations.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 23, 2021, 11:16:54 PM
Bailey could be set to miss Chelsea and Everton because he has to go to red list countries Costa Rica and Mexico. Plus Carribbean countries sent to be red listed anyway.
Though Premier League chiefs are lobbying to the government in an attempt to receive quarantine exemptions but for the sake of a few players or a covid outbreak in the squad then our international players must adhere to the regulations

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 23, 2021, 11:29:20 PM
Dean Smith:
"Leon just felt his hamstring . He had an injury in the summer playing for Jamaica and it just tightened up in training and we just can't risk it."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on August 25, 2021, 12:13:43 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/25/leon-bailey-aston-villa-via-slovakia-and-a-cold-austrian-park?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1629887961
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on August 25, 2021, 12:24:19 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/25/leon-bailey-aston-villa-via-slovakia-and-a-cold-austrian-park?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1629887961

Good read that. Has worked hard to get from rags to riches. A really inspiring story
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Monty on August 25, 2021, 12:39:25 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/25/leon-bailey-aston-villa-via-slovakia-and-a-cold-austrian-park?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1629887961

He wants to win the league with us! Well, that would be nice, let's be fair.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mrfuse on August 25, 2021, 03:14:47 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/25/leon-bailey-aston-villa-via-slovakia-and-a-cold-austrian-park?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1629887961

After going through all of that it would have been easy to have taken the money that the 3 English Clubs would have offered him. Looks like hes willing to work for his success, a lesson that I wish a lot of other Younger players heeded.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on August 25, 2021, 04:45:52 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/aug/25/leon-bailey-aston-villa-via-slovakia-and-a-cold-austrian-park?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_gu&utm_medium&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1629887961

After going through all of that it would have been easy to have taken the money that the 3 English Clubs would have offered him. Looks like hes willing to work for his success, a lesson that I wish a lot of other Younger players heeded.

And the twat he's replaced.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 25, 2021, 08:29:52 PM
Is he in the Jamaica squad or have we pulled him out?

Edit: Would love to see him get some minutes v Brentford but get the feeling we'll keep him fresh until after international break.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 25, 2021, 08:38:24 PM
Jamaica have three games, two of which are on the red list, so he won't be able to play in those. He may be able to play in the second one, a home game. However, it has been speculated that Jamaica will soon move to the red list too which would make him unavailable for all three.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on August 27, 2021, 11:18:36 PM
Dean Smith  "Leon Bailey progress is going ok but Brentford will come too soon for him I expect both him and Bertrand Traore  to be fit for the first game after the international break"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Big Ming on August 28, 2021, 10:24:08 AM
Dean Smith  "Leon Bailey progress is going ok but Brentford will come too soon for him I expect both him and Bertrand Traore  to be fit for the first game after the international break"
Deano knows nothing!

The Jamaica Gleaner, who will certainly have their finger on the pulse, say he will return today.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on August 31, 2021, 07:46:51 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’



Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 31, 2021, 07:58:18 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on August 31, 2021, 08:06:40 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?




They would all be missing international duty if they played for united. We really do need to start being more streetwise
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on August 31, 2021, 08:10:38 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?




They would all be missing international duty if they played for united. We really do need to start being more streetwise

Perhaps Deano should speak to Fergie for advice?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: richtheholtender on August 31, 2021, 08:13:18 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?




They would all be missing international duty if they played for united. We really do need to start being more streetwise

Perhaps Deano should speak to Fergie for advice?




Wwll, there's a couple of positions going at VP
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on August 31, 2021, 08:18:38 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?

This is pretty shit really. Nowhere near our last two squads, but now he’s off training with someone else.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on August 31, 2021, 08:23:09 PM
Only at Villa.   I see Varane made his Man United debut at the weekend.  Had that have been for Villa, it would be the last game to one at Christmas.  Fucking stupid. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on August 31, 2021, 08:23:40 PM
there's something off somewhere behind the scenes imo
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 31, 2021, 08:23:54 PM
Only at Villa.   I see Varane made his Man United debut at the weekend.  Had that have been for Villa, it would be the last game to one at Christmas.  Fucking stupid. 

Buendia and Ings made their debuts at Watford
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on August 31, 2021, 08:31:59 PM
there's something off somewhere behind the scenes imo
I’ve thought it was a strange one from the day we announced him signing.
It’s always seemed a bit ‘off’ to me.

Probably nothing untoward.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 31, 2021, 08:36:15 PM
Nice to see Bailey is fit enough to join up with the Jamaican squad.
They obviously have a much lower threshold for ‘being ready !!!’


You watch him aggravate his hamstring injury and be out for 4 weeks! Seriously, Villa should be firmer on these call-ups if he didn't play the last two weeks. It's not just the injury risk, but possible jet-lag from travelling. Will we ever field our full strength line-up?

This is pretty shit really. Nowhere near our last two squads, but now he’s off training with someone else.

Is he playing in a red list country too?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on August 31, 2021, 08:38:23 PM
DS adamant he will be fit for Chelsea. Looking forward to seeing him start.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on August 31, 2021, 10:08:40 PM
Only at Villa.   I see Varane made his Man United debut at the weekend.  Had that have been for Villa, it would be the last game to one at Christmas.  Fucking stupid. 

Buendia and Ings made their debuts at Watford

So did Bailey.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on August 31, 2021, 10:17:06 PM
Only at Villa.   I see Varane made his Man United debut at the weekend.  Had that have been for Villa, it would be the last game to one at Christmas.  Fucking stupid. 

Buendia and Ings made their debuts at Watford

So did Bailey.

Yes quite.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 31, 2021, 10:29:34 PM
Jamaica (amber list) are away at Mexico (red list) on 3 Sept, home to Panama on 5 Sept, then away at Costa Rica (red list) on 9 Sept.

If he goes to Mexico, he’ll have to miss the Chelsea game. If he goes to Costa Rica, he’ll miss Chelsea, Everton and Chelsea again.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on August 31, 2021, 10:35:14 PM
Thought it said in earlier tweet he'd just play v Panama, same for Antonio of West Ham to get another the quarantine restrictions.

Ridiculous if he misses our next 3 given he was deemed not fit for the bench v Brentford.

Hopefully he gets sub minutes v Chelsea and then starts v Everton as that's the sort of boost we need.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 31, 2021, 10:41:47 PM
Jamaica (amber list) are away at Mexico (red list) on 3 Sept, home to Panama on 5 Sept, then away at Costa Rica (red list) on 9 Sept.

If he goes to Mexico, he’ll have to miss the Chelsea game. If he goes to Costa Rica, he’ll miss Chelsea, Everton and Chelsea again.

So Smith stood there after Brentford talking about him def being back for Chelsea must have known about this surely, as manager etc?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 31, 2021, 10:44:29 PM
Jamaica (amber list) are away at Mexico (red list) on 3 Sept, home to Panama on 5 Sept, then away at Costa Rica (red list) on 9 Sept.

If he goes to Mexico, he’ll have to miss the Chelsea game. If he goes to Costa Rica, he’ll miss Chelsea, Everton and Chelsea again.

So Smith stood there after Brentford talking about him def being back for Chelsea must have known about this surely, as manager etc?

I’d file that next to Emi and Emi only playing two games for Argentina…
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 31, 2021, 10:46:16 PM
They have not missed the last 2 games injured though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on August 31, 2021, 11:05:17 PM
If Bailey is joining up with them, then surely that means travelling to Mexico for the first game, whether he plays or not?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on August 31, 2021, 11:08:47 PM
Surely there needs to be some common sense applied to international football? How many other teams are losing players for matches or are we being soft touches?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JD on September 01, 2021, 01:58:51 AM
Surely there needs to be some common sense applied to international football? How many other teams are losing players for matches or are we being soft touches?

We are not soft touches, we are just a very honourable club. I have no issues with that. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 01, 2021, 06:31:39 AM
Surely there needs to be some common sense applied to international football? How many other teams are losing players for matches or are we being soft touches?

We are not soft touches, we are just a very honourable club. I have no issues with that. 

I agree.  On the Football Weekly podcast they said FIFA had pulled out some small print and told all clubs that the players must be made available or risk sanction.  After that it is up to the players whether they choose to go.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on September 01, 2021, 06:41:54 AM
IF we lose our next 2 games, I will think well at least we are an "Honourable Club"

I could not care less about players playing for their countries during the current COVid restrictions, we need them to be playing for Aston Villa
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on September 01, 2021, 06:58:03 AM
Players being called up at awkward times is one thing. Don't buy them if you don't want the hassle. However, as others have said, its the fact that he was injured that's annoying and goes straight out there. Any sort of injury rehabilitation plan has gone out the window, and hamstring is one of those injuries.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 01, 2021, 08:02:19 AM
Dean will probably say ‘yes I allowed him to go halfway across the world to Covid ridden countries as he needs some minutes under his belt.’
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 01, 2021, 08:08:40 AM
Surely there needs to be some common sense applied to international football? How many other teams are losing players for matches or are we being soft touches?

We are not soft touches, we are just a very honourable club. I have no issues with that. 

Nothing to do with being honourable, Smith has already said they didn't want Martinez and Buendia to go and told them they shouldn't.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on September 01, 2021, 09:17:32 AM
If this fella gets injured whilst playing an international after the start he's had with us, I will scream and scream and scream.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Neil Hawkes on September 01, 2021, 03:03:06 PM
IF we lose our next 2 games, I will think well at least we are an "Honourable Club"

I could not care less about players playing for their countries during the current COVid restrictions, we need them to be playing for Aston Villa
Then good luck in attracting the next International standard player to our Club.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Flamingo Lane on September 01, 2021, 05:14:40 PM
On Leon Bailey specifically, I thought I'd read somewhere that he wasn't overly bothered about playing for the Jamaican national team, on account of what he saw as the unhelpful attitude of the Jamaican FA towards him, at the time that he was setting about becoming a professional footballer.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 01, 2021, 05:46:07 PM
IF we lose our next 2 games, I will think well at least we are an "Honourable Club"

I could not care less about players playing for their countries during the current COVid restrictions, we need them to be playing for Aston Villa
Then good luck in attracting the next International standard player to our Club.

As if they’d give a stuff. The vast majority of affected players in the Premier League are abiding by the Premier League ruling not to go to international call ups in Red List countries.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hookeysmith on September 09, 2021, 12:19:14 PM
So where the hell is he and is he fit enough to play against Chelsea?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 09, 2021, 12:22:48 PM
So where the hell is he and is he fit enough to play against Chelsea?

Joined up with Jamaica but was deemed unfit to play in the one game he was supposed to.

I presume he's back with us now but no idea if he'll be around for Saturday, hopefully 30 minutes off the bench and then start v Everton is best case scenario and we certainly need him in the team if we're to do anything this season.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on September 09, 2021, 12:25:00 PM
Ivo Stas? - signed but never seen?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Skerra on September 09, 2021, 12:45:50 PM
Who is this man Bailey that you speak of. Seems to be here, there and everywhere except playing for Villa. Did we secure him on a deal that we can get our money back?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on September 09, 2021, 01:16:20 PM
Ivo Stas? - signed but never seen?

At least Ivo did the decent thing and scored for us!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on September 09, 2021, 03:21:41 PM
Well if Leon fades to grey, his legacy of an assist at Watford for Meatball's consolation strike will still trump Davey Unsworth's contribution at the Villa.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 09, 2021, 03:25:17 PM
So where the hell is he and is he fit enough to play against Chelsea?

Joined up with Jamaica but was deemed unfit to play in the one game he was supposed to.

I presume he's back with us now but no idea if he'll be around for Saturday, hopefully 30 minutes off the bench and then start v Everton is best case scenario and we certainly need him in the team if we're to do anything this season.

We do. He’s a fantastic talent and adds something in the pace department which we badly lack.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on September 09, 2021, 07:27:24 PM
He's on the latest training pictures so hopefully he'll feature against Chelsea.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 09, 2021, 08:05:06 PM
Great.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on September 10, 2021, 11:30:26 AM
Fully fit again according to Smith in the press conference.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 10, 2021, 11:34:03 AM
Excellent. Interesting if he starts now, I suspect not.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on September 10, 2021, 11:37:06 AM
If he doesn't surely it would be due to tactical reasons if he's fully fit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 10, 2021, 11:39:41 AM
If he doesn't surely it would be due to tactical reasons if he's fully fit.

He's played 30 minutes in last two months given Watford game was four weeks ago now so he won't come close to lasting 90 minutes given amount of defending we'll have to do.

Would rather give him sub run out and get him fully fit for Everton.

Ollie fit and played 20 odd minutes last game so think it will be front 3 of AEG-Ings-Watkins and probably Ramsey and McGinn alongside Doug to try to press Chelsea a bit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on September 10, 2021, 11:48:42 AM
Nakamba might be useful in this one given the Chelsea home game.

With Bailey though, he was fit enough to play 30 minutes a month ago and should be fit enough to start now, taking him off if he tires. Traore's only just back so he should be on the bench and starting with Bailey but bringing Traore on for him in the later stages would make sense.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 10, 2021, 02:50:27 PM
Officially  words Smith said
"We’ve also got Leon Bailey back to full fitness now. He’s not disappointed with what he’s shown so far in training...He’s trained with us for the last ten days, so he’s fully over the hamstring problem that he had. We’re excited to see him in a Villa shirt playing lots of minutes"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on September 10, 2021, 03:23:26 PM
I'm glad he's back we need him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on September 10, 2021, 03:48:02 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on September 10, 2021, 04:09:56 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That's a winner
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 10, 2021, 04:13:41 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That's a winner

Very good.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: devilla on September 10, 2021, 04:15:56 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That's a winner

Very good.

I second that, excellent.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on September 10, 2021, 04:38:32 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That's a winner

Very good.

I second that, excellent.

Agreed, that’s perfect. Would be good to hear that for Everton at home.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on September 10, 2021, 06:37:44 PM
Sorry for not being down with the daddios but what's the tune? Thought it might be Manilow's Mandy but it don't scan.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: FrankyH on September 10, 2021, 06:41:03 PM
The Real Thing "You to me are Everything"



Highly recommend this film on iPlayer as well...

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000lj5v/everything-the-real-thing-story
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on September 10, 2021, 06:43:47 PM
Sorry for not being down with the daddios but what's the tune? Thought it might be Manilow's Mandy but it don't scan.

I had to look it up too, sorry everyone.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on September 10, 2021, 07:16:00 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2021, 07:33:38 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 10, 2021, 07:58:54 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: FrankyH on September 10, 2021, 08:27:49 PM
I think it would be a great song . If people are worried about the song scanning , could be amended...

 “Greatest winger  ever seen

I don't think it really matters though, could be as good as "Dwight Yorke , Dwight Yorke" , as long as Bailey actually has a good spell in the side !
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 10, 2021, 08:29:15 PM
Officially  words Smith said
"We’ve also got Leon Bailey back to full fitness now. He’s not disappointed with what he’s shown so far in training...He’s trained with us for the last ten days, so he’s fully over the hamstring problem that he had. We’re excited to see him in a Villa shirt playing lots of minutes"

Ah didn't realise that, thought he'd actually gone over to Jamaica and they'd looked at him and decided not to play him so yeah if he's been fully training for 10 days more likely he starts than not.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on September 10, 2021, 08:46:55 PM
He’ll be like a new signing
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2021, 08:47:39 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ian. on September 10, 2021, 09:12:57 PM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That's a winner

Very good.

I second that, excellent.
Genius, that’s ace
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: London Villan on September 10, 2021, 09:15:46 PM
“Best winger Ive ever seen”
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on September 10, 2021, 09:39:02 PM
The rest of it goes;

He only cost us 30 mil, our 31 is fucking brill
Oh Bailey! Oh Bailey!

On the left or on the right, that bloke is fucking dynamite!
Oh Bailey! Oh Bailey!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 10, 2021, 09:40:04 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 10, 2021, 09:44:53 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!

Nah, I think Radiohead are a bit downbeat for a football song.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2021, 09:59:19 PM

Nah, I think Radiohead are a bit downbeat for a football song.

The lyrics fit quite well with our departed number 10 though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 10, 2021, 10:00:06 PM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!

It was Drummond anyway! I was just pointing that his version scanned perfectly well.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 11, 2021, 09:33:06 AM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!

It was Drummond anyway! I was just pointing that his version scanned perfectly well.

I’ve slept on it and think paul_e is correct. Maybe not with “wing” but the fact it’s one syllable just like in the song. So maybe man, run, shot or goal would do it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 11, 2021, 09:58:05 AM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!

It was Drummond anyway! I was just pointing that his version scanned perfectly well.

I’ve slept on it and think paul_e is correct.

Creep!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JD on September 11, 2021, 10:00:54 AM
Saw this on Twitter.....

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING, THE GREATEST WINGER I HAVE SEEN, OH BAILEY, OH BAILEY

That is brilliant. A great song and it will be an excellent song for Leon.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on September 11, 2021, 10:05:14 AM
"greatest WING i've ever seen" scans better than winger.

But unfortunately makes no sense. Drummond's version said "greatest winger I have seen", which scans perfectly well.

“Greatest winger I’ve ever seen ….

Maybe?

Nah, the Risso version scans better.

Creep!

It was Drummond anyway! I was just pointing that his version scanned perfectly well.

I’ve slept on it and think paul_e is correct.

Creep!

Plagiarist
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on September 11, 2021, 08:10:58 PM
Looked a really good player but one small moan, get hold of the ball before you look to do the trick.  Some nice touches.  I'd like to see him AND Traore in the same side.  Very exciting.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: wittonwarrior on September 11, 2021, 08:39:02 PM
He tried best thing to say about him.  Too little time on pitch to properly assess
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on September 11, 2021, 08:40:17 PM
I liked how Alonso was willing to take a yellow just because he nutmegged him. Proper "don't make me look a fool" booking  ;D Going to cause all sort of problems for the opposition I reckon
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 11, 2021, 08:50:59 PM
I thought he looked excellent when he came on. Loved that bit when he chased back in our area, won the ball, then megged their player to bring it out of defence. Given a proper run think he'll be fantastic.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 11, 2021, 09:02:50 PM
He will, he has that x-factor and will absolutely terrify teams.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 11, 2021, 09:10:17 PM
He will, he has that x-factor and will absolutely terrify teams.

I agree.  Any full-back will be very aware he is playing and be reluctant to leave any space behind with his pace and tricks.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on September 18, 2021, 04:58:16 PM
Has he been bought as a ready-made first team player or what? 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on September 18, 2021, 07:20:44 PM
21 Minutes played, Official MOM. Fucking player!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on September 18, 2021, 07:23:28 PM
He is the real deal.  Get fit Leon, get fit. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on September 18, 2021, 07:23:28 PM
Brilliant today, 80-90 minutes of that every week and we'll batter a fair few teams.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 18, 2021, 07:23:46 PM
Serious game changing talent. It is a real coup he’s ours.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 18, 2021, 07:24:11 PM
As seemingly a rare Bundesliga watcher on here I told you he was class.

Will be a brilliant option for us in end to end games. So frustrating if he can't make next week or Spurs.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: supertom on September 18, 2021, 07:25:20 PM
What a player. He turned the game.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Breezeblock on September 18, 2021, 07:30:34 PM
Fuck my old boots! Jack who??? :D
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 07:31:08 PM
https://twitter.com/field_83/status/1439290389836488706?s=21
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Deano's Mullet on September 18, 2021, 07:32:52 PM
When the ball fell to him in space you knew he was going to score. So emphatic.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john2710 on September 18, 2021, 07:33:16 PM
Had to replace the ball after the 3rd goal, Bailey burst it...

Going to be some player...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 07:37:14 PM
You can also see from the corner that he took leading to our second and then his own goal just how much the other players already love him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Matt C on September 18, 2021, 07:41:00 PM
The real deal.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on September 18, 2021, 07:51:01 PM
Being interviewed on Sky, I love him even more.

Family in the stands, Injured from hitting the shot too hard, doesn't think its anything serious.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 18, 2021, 07:51:10 PM
When the ball fell to him in space you knew he was going to score. So emphatic.

Never doubted it for a second.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Damo70 on September 18, 2021, 07:52:14 PM
The good news is that in his post match interview he said he came off as a precaution and he thinks he will be fine.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on September 18, 2021, 07:52:22 PM
He looks superb and will probably be our stand out outfield player this season.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 18, 2021, 08:16:30 PM
Can’t wait until the Man City game and we can sing “you’re just a shit Leon Bailey” to Greasy.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy65 on September 18, 2021, 08:18:35 PM
Being interviewed on Sky, I love him even more.

Family in the stands, Injured from hitting the shot too hard, doesn't think its anything serious.

Seemed a very humble guy. Which I like
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 08:24:39 PM
Said he felt his quad was a little stiff so probably just came off as a precaution. Says he’s fine.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 18, 2021, 08:31:13 PM
He’s going to make more of a difference to us than Ratboy will to Man City. He has genuine pace to burn and can finish. Early days and he already looks brilliant.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ian. on September 18, 2021, 08:33:30 PM
I agree Risso, I think if we can get him fit and starting he will make more of an impact more consistently than the rat did. He’s an incredible talent.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 18, 2021, 08:40:57 PM
Made all the more delicious by the fact that I can’t see Man City winning the league this year.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on September 18, 2021, 09:14:41 PM
Jack who?

Baileys going to be absolute star
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on September 18, 2021, 09:17:29 PM
Jack who?

Baileys going to be absolute star

I shouldn't do it but Just imagine if we had managed to keep him and pair the together.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on September 18, 2021, 09:31:11 PM
I agree Risso, I think if we can get him fit and starting he will make more of an impact more consistently than the rat did. He’s an incredible talent.

Steady on....
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 18, 2021, 09:53:16 PM
We’ve finally replaced Dwight.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 18, 2021, 09:59:40 PM
We’ve finally replaced Dwight.

Easy now. Dwight Yorke did it to this level over many, many years. Leon Bailey looks a super talent and that’s about as good a home debut albeit a cameo as you will know ever see. But before we elevate him to the level of on the truly unique talents we have ever had let’s see him do it for a bit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Matt C on September 19, 2021, 12:07:18 AM
A goal and two assists in 50-odd minutes game time.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hillbilly on September 19, 2021, 12:12:35 AM
As seemingly a rare Bundesliga watcher on here I told you he was class.

Will be a brilliant option for us in end to end games. So frustrating if he can't make next week or Spurs.
Any other gems hiding in plain sight over there?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: olaftab on September 19, 2021, 12:16:10 AM
His goal had that bit of Geoff Hurst's they think it's all over.... magic.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: not3bad on September 19, 2021, 01:05:21 AM
Just glad I saw his introduction today. Potentially a huge player for Villa.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 19, 2021, 05:21:59 AM
We have lacked a player with real pace for some time.
This guy is quick.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on September 19, 2021, 08:27:59 AM
He’ll get bums off seats, he’s got the wow factor without a doubt.

He strikes me as a bit of a maverick, a bit Cantona-like. But Eric didn’t do too badly did he?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Tayls_7 on September 19, 2021, 08:40:38 AM
 He'll fill the gap until Trez gets back.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on September 19, 2021, 10:14:02 AM
This is why people were excited when we were linked to him back in June. Could well be the next 100m player we sell eventually. He's good enough to play left, right or centre imo. A Traore (Wolves version) who can beat  players and can cross and finish.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: nigel on September 19, 2021, 11:09:06 AM
As seemingly a rare Bundesliga watcher on here I told you he was class.

Will be a brilliant option for us in end to end games. So frustrating if he can't make next week or Spurs.

I don’t know much outside of Villa. I asked my lad about him, he said if we can get him for £30m it will be a real bargain, as he’s worth at least twice that.
That was enough to convince me we had to get him in.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on September 19, 2021, 11:09:48 AM
He looks twice the player of Sancho from what I have seen. Admittedly that is only for Man United and England.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan82 on September 19, 2021, 11:33:25 AM
Does anybody have the words to that Leon Bailey song they were singing ?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 19, 2021, 11:39:03 AM
This is why people were excited when we were linked to him back in June. Could well be the next 100m player we sell eventually. He's good enough to play left, right or centre imo. A Traore (Wolves version) who can beat  players and can cross and finish.

So nothing like Traore then! 😉
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on September 19, 2021, 11:47:45 AM
This is why people were excited when we were linked to him back in June. Could well be the next 100m player we sell eventually. He's good enough to play left, right or centre imo. A Traore (Wolves version) who can beat  players and can cross and finish.

So nothing like Traore then! 😉

heh, indeed. But look at the money clubs were rumoured to be willing to pay for him this summer. A guy who can't hit a barn door with a banjo.  Bailey potentially has everything to put him miles above the likes of Traore.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on September 19, 2021, 11:49:55 AM
Does anybody have the words to that Leon Bailey song they were singing ?

I think it was summat like...

You to me are everything,
The fastest winger I have seen.
Oh Bailey, Oh Bailey.

Or words to that effect.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on September 19, 2021, 12:14:53 PM
50 minutes of game time and already being mentioned for being sold. Good grief.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on September 19, 2021, 12:16:40 PM
He was brilliant yesterday when he came on just imagine when he plays a full game god help the opposition.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Nunkin1965 on September 19, 2021, 12:18:47 PM
As brief home debuts go that was a bit special.
He looks like he will be a fantastic addition to the team.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on September 19, 2021, 01:03:22 PM
Getting £100m for Grealish (who has missed large chunks of 2 seasons in 3) and bringing this guy in for £30m looks brilliant business.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on September 19, 2021, 01:06:49 PM
50 minutes of game time and already being mentioned for being sold. Good grief.

Just being realistic. If he takes off like I think he will he'll have every club in Europe looking at him whether we make top4 or not.. He's an ambitious lad so i'd say just enjoy we've got him for the next few seasons.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Dante Lavelli on September 19, 2021, 01:12:05 PM
Didn’t see the game, did he contribute much in addition to the corner and goal?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 19, 2021, 01:14:26 PM
Yeah, a couple of brilliant runs. He basically skinned their defender whenever he wanted to. Can't wait to see how the officials find a way to cheat him at Old Trafford.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on September 19, 2021, 01:16:16 PM
50 minutes of game time and already being mentioned for being sold. Good grief.

Just being realistic. If he takes off like I think he will he'll have every club in Europe looking at him whether we make top4 or not.. He's an ambitious lad so i'd say just enjoy we've got him for the next few seasons.

And if it comes to that, find the next one.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 19, 2021, 01:26:49 PM
Yeah, a couple of brilliant runs. He basically skinned their defender whenever he wanted to. Can't wait to see how the officials find a way to cheat him at Old Trafford.

If defenders get squared up to him face on, they're dead. He did it yesterday, in our half, two Everton players around him, stopped for a fleeting moment, then just motored round the outside. Shades of Daley.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: RamboandBruno on September 19, 2021, 01:31:41 PM
He'll fill the gap until Trez gets back.

Brilliant 🤩
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Smithy on September 19, 2021, 08:24:34 PM
Yeah, a couple of brilliant runs. He basically skinned their defender whenever he wanted to. Can't wait to see how the officials find a way to cheat him at Old Trafford.

If defenders get squared up to him face on, they're dead. He did it yesterday, in our half, two Everton players around him, stopped for a fleeting moment, then just motored round the outside. Shades of Daley.

He does seem to have that incredible mix of trickery and genuine electric pace.  You'd back to him to beat a player in a corner with his skill, or to just knock it past him and run around him if there is space in behind.  That must be terrifying for a defender, as it's pretty rare you have to deal with something like that.

I'm really excited to see what he will bring to the team this season, but the early signs are brilliant!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: not3bad on September 19, 2021, 08:29:51 PM
Does anybody have the words to that Leon Bailey song they were singing ?

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING THE BEST WINGER I’VE EVER SEEN OH BAILEY OH BAILEY
 
YOU PICK THE BALL UP ON THE WING
SCORE A GOAL & THE VILLA SING
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SamTheMouse on September 19, 2021, 09:43:15 PM
There's no substitute for sheer pace, and this lad is like shit off a shovel. Brilliant.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 19, 2021, 10:58:27 PM
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-10007033/Leon-Baileys-journey-English-football-Jamaican-winger-epic-signing-Villa.html

Nothing major new except that his son is named Leo Cristiano. So no pressure then lad.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 19, 2021, 11:19:21 PM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brazilian Villain on September 19, 2021, 11:37:10 PM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

I've always thought the same. In short my advice would be 'fill your boots before you hang them up'.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan82 on September 20, 2021, 12:03:32 AM
Does anybody have the words to that Leon Bailey song they were singing ?

I think it was summat like...

You to me are everything,
The fastest winger I have seen.
Oh Bailey, Oh Bailey.

Or words to that effect.

Thanks Clampy, much appreciated- I couldn't make it out

Edit: and not3bad, cheers!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 20, 2021, 12:45:12 AM
Does anybody have the words to that Leon Bailey song they were singing ?

YOU TO ME ARE EVERYTHING THE BEST WINGER I’VE EVER SEEN OH BAILEY OH BAILEY
 
YOU PICK THE BALL UP ON THE WING
SCORE A GOAL & THE VILLA SING

Disappointedly sang at 78 rather than 45rpm.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Chris Smith on September 20, 2021, 08:40:55 AM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).

I always thought the same but remember reading something years ago, maybe in The Observer, that clubs and agents want their “assets” settled rather than out on the lash so encourage them to get hitched and have a family.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on September 20, 2021, 08:53:47 AM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).

I always thought the same but remember reading something years ago, maybe in The Observer, that clubs and agents want their “assets” settled rather than out on the lash so encourage them to get hitched and have a family.

Definitely. It's in the club's interest to have a player going to bed on time every night because he's got to get up with the kids in the morning, versus being out on the lash hoovering up substances off strippers bumcheeks!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 20, 2021, 09:08:14 AM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).

I always thought the same but remember reading something years ago, maybe in The Observer, that clubs and agents want their “assets” settled rather than out on the lash so encourage them to get hitched and have a family.

Definitely. It's in the club's interest to have a player going to bed on time every night because he's got to get up with the kids in the morning, versus being out on the lash hoovering up substances off strippers bumcheeks!

That reminds me of somebody but I can't quite think who. James....Joe, nah, it's gone.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: DesBremner on September 20, 2021, 09:36:34 AM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).

I always thought the same but remember reading something years ago, maybe in The Observer, that clubs and agents want their “assets” settled rather than out on the lash so encourage them to get hitched and have a family.

Definitely. It's in the club's interest to have a player going to bed on time every night because he's got to get up with the kids in the morning, versus being out on the lash hoovering up substances off strippers bumcheeks!

That reminds me of somebody but I can't quite think who. James....Joe, nah, it's gone.



Alex Ferguson actively encouraged all his players to get saddled with a mortgage wife and kids for this very reason
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 20, 2021, 09:44:15 AM
Different times. All it means now is that they end up on the front page of the tabloids after vomiting in the ear of a prostitute in an Austin Montego.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ROBBO on September 20, 2021, 10:21:57 AM
Any news on his injury?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on September 20, 2021, 10:27:55 AM
The last two posts, in the order they are in, is another reason why this website continues to draw me in after a good many years.   
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: martyn ellis on September 21, 2021, 10:53:35 PM
Any news on his injury?
Unsurprisingly, he's not in any of the images of training on the official website, but it would be good if we could get more regular updates on players' injuries. He said himself it wasn't bad so let's hope it's just a tight thigh, though thigh injuries can linger on. Would be great to see what he can do against Utd.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 22, 2021, 05:57:35 AM
I’ve never understood in what would it be beneficial for a football manager to publicly disclose player fitness/injury info.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: algy on September 22, 2021, 09:01:21 AM
I’ve never understood in what would it be beneficial for a football manager to publicly disclose player fitness/injury info.
I'm struggling to think of a reason why that would be useful either.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: robbo1874 on September 22, 2021, 09:13:40 AM
Smith always gets asked about injuries in every pre- match presser and always lists them. I’ve concluded that it shows he knows what’s what and is across everything going on. There is no other reason really
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 22, 2021, 09:17:34 AM
All managers do, surely. It's just part of keeping the supporter base informed. I'm struggling to think of an occasion when not being honest about it has led to a material difference in a match we've played.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: martyn ellis on September 22, 2021, 09:18:46 AM
TV and Algy - Of course I agree; it's just the frustration of wondering whether a player will be fit sooner or later that gets to me. But you're right; no need to wash our dirty linen in public.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 22, 2021, 09:28:32 AM
All managers do, surely. It's just part of keeping the supporter base informed. I'm struggling to think of an occasion when not being honest about it has led to a material difference in a match we've played.

I think Smith thinks he's being clever and keeping the opposition guessing. It's an entirely pointless exercise as they will always find out information from the rival dressing room anyway.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: WarszaVillan on September 22, 2021, 09:52:55 AM
If Smith thinks it gives the team an advantage, however small, then then that's a good enough reason to do it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: West Derby Villan on September 22, 2021, 09:56:17 AM
If Smith thinks it gives the team an advantage, however small, then then that's a good enough reason to do it.

Of course, other managers keep their cards close to their chest concerning injuries. Why would you give any information to your opponents.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on September 22, 2021, 10:37:56 AM
People know who is in full training and who is not. To think injuries are somehow kept as a big secret is a bit niave.



 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 22, 2021, 10:44:22 AM
There's nothing wrong with saying someone like Sanson will be out for a few months instead of the cloak and dagger stuff we seem to be getting about him.  Even know people are putting him in starting 11 for tonight yet I have no clue if he's even training and he wasn't on the bench Saturday.

We all knew Trez had been ruled out for rest of 2021 as club announced it straight away so bit odd sometimes when we seem to be very secretive.

Anyway seems rumour is Bailey will be out for a few weeks although hope not as that would be really frustrating as he'd be a potential match winner in the Spurs game.

Don't think there's any chance he'll be risked tonight. Would expect AEG and Traore to start, Buendia aswell.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on September 22, 2021, 11:23:48 AM
All managers do, surely. It's just part of keeping the supporter base informed. I'm struggling to think of an occasion when not being honest about it has led to a material difference in a match we've played.

I think Smith thinks he's being clever and keeping the opposition guessing. It's an entirely pointless exercise as they will always find out information from the rival dressing room anyway.

So why doesn't it make it into the public domain then?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 22, 2021, 11:29:08 AM
I'm sure most other Premier League managers just do what we do if it's one of our better players. Take what Smith says then add on 6 weeks... ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mr underhill on September 22, 2021, 11:53:03 AM
I thought he was tremendous against Everton but heseems a very fragile, injury prone player. Has this always been the case?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 22, 2021, 12:35:59 PM
It’s a bit early to say he’s fragile/injury prone isn’t it? He’s picked up what looks to be a couple of slight niggles.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 12:42:36 PM
It’s a bit early to say he’s fragile/injury prone isn’t it? He’s picked up what looks to be a couple of slight niggles.

On the back of an injury over the summer which meant he couldn't do a proper pre-season. The sort of niggles he's picked up for us are exactly the type you get if you're trying a bit to hard when not fully fit. I think he'll be fine, there's no real history of injuries that I can see.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 22, 2021, 01:16:00 PM
It’s a bit early to say he’s fragile/injury prone isn’t it? He’s picked up what looks to be a couple of slight niggles.

On the back of an injury over the summer which meant he couldn't do a proper pre-season. The sort of niggles he's picked up for us are exactly the type you get if you're trying a bit to hard when not fully fit. I think he'll be fine, there's no real history of injuries that I can see.

Having no real history of injuries is trumped massively by being Aston Villa's exciting new signing. Welcome to the treatment room Leon, treat it as your own!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on September 22, 2021, 02:23:33 PM
I don't see why folks get worked-up/frustrated/upset/disappointed/sad/annoyed/feel let down* when we don't get every fine detail about an injury. What's the issue? Why should we find out precise details and what harm comes from not getting it?



*delete whichever isn't appropriate.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: eamonn on September 22, 2021, 03:28:53 PM
Cos when Dean says a player is fit and then we look forward to see them play only to hear on the day of the game that their leg is in a plaster, it makes fans upset. They've paid £37 to see Leon/Emi brighten-up their weekend etc.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Percy McCarthy on September 22, 2021, 04:07:55 PM
Apparently someone spoke to him at New Street station today and he said he’s not going to the game tonight and is not fit for Saturday either.

I’ve seen the photo of him posing with a fan at New Street but obviously can’t verify the conversation.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT on September 22, 2021, 04:45:19 PM
Apparently someone spoke to him at New Street station today and he said he’s not going to the game tonight and is not fit for Saturday either.

I’ve seen the photo of him posing with a fan at New Street but obviously can’t verify the conversation.

We'll pencil him in for November then.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Exeter 77 on September 22, 2021, 06:20:22 PM
Ashley Preece is reporting Bailey is a doubt for Saturday.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 22, 2021, 06:43:00 PM
Cos when Dean says a player is fit and then we look forward to see them play only to hear on the day of the game that their leg is in a plaster, it makes fans upset. They've paid £37 to see Leon/Emi brighten-up their weekend etc.
       This is nonsense. They have paid £37 to watch a Villa team play against a visiting team. The individual players of each team have no relationship to the cost of the admission.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: BC Villain on September 22, 2021, 07:24:45 PM
If this is true,  then questions need to be asked about why the club continues to tell lies about injuries
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on September 22, 2021, 08:06:28 PM
If this is true,  then questions need to be asked about why the club continues to tell lies about injuries

What did they lie about?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villan For Life on September 22, 2021, 08:14:36 PM
If this is true,  then questions need to be asked about why the club continues to tell lies about injuries

What did they lie about?

Indeed.

I think that there’s also the point that we don’t want to show our hand to our next opponents. Why broadcast that a particular player may be missing?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 22, 2021, 08:24:05 PM
We don't really need confirmation from the manager. If there's a rumour that a Villa player is injured, he's injured. If there's a rumour that he's available, he's injured.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 22, 2021, 08:31:23 PM
I thought he was tremendous against Everton but heseems a very fragile, injury prone player. Has this always been the case?

Not really. Played 40 games for Leverkusen last season (Bundesliga only has 34 game season).

Just a consequence of a disrupted pre season, had a knock during the Gold cup so didn't start for Jamaica.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 22, 2021, 08:36:18 PM
Dosen't it all come down to the Barkley comments last season? DS said he was going to play over the xmas period and then suddenly in post match interviews came up with all sorts of bizarre reasons why he didn't. Him saying it was too cold for one game a personal favourite. Then he eventually re-appeared near end of Jan although really shouldn't have bothered.

It's different though with player saying he felt o.k after the game but many of them are hardly medical experts and can only think a scan on Monday showed perhaps a strain or small tear so that's why he might be out for a few weeks.

Frustrating as Bailey fit for 5-6 games in a row at some point this season is going to be very exciting prospect and will push us up the league. Saturday was the little taster of what's in store. Most exciting player we've signed in years.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: BC Villain on September 22, 2021, 08:54:27 PM
If this is true,  then questions need to be asked about why the club continues to tell lies about injuries

What did they lie about?

Indeed.

I think that there’s also the point that we don’t want to show our hand to our next opponents. Why broadcast that a particular player may be missing?

I don't have a problem with that.  We had the charade with rat boys injury when we kept being told he was close, only for him to be nowhere to be seen once the team sheet was handed in.

Perhaps lie is a little strong.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: frank black on September 23, 2021, 07:19:01 AM
It’s all a bit silly as usual from Dean. He does love to do this doesn’t he and I’m not sure what it achieves. Expect him back after Xmas
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Nev on September 23, 2021, 08:03:47 PM
Out until after the next international break.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on September 23, 2021, 08:10:39 PM
FFS. "We would be hopeful that he would be available for the Wolves game but we will need to assess him nearer the time."

Only in Dean Smith world is a month out at least a "small step backwards."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 23, 2021, 08:20:55 PM
Out until after the next international break.

Assuming he'll play for Jamaica, he should be back in a month.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: andyh on September 23, 2021, 08:22:59 PM
Will we get 90 mins (in total) out of him by Christmas?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on September 23, 2021, 08:23:47 PM
That’s bloody annoying.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on September 23, 2021, 08:27:55 PM
God not another keinan davis 🤦‍♂️
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 23, 2021, 08:33:02 PM
Will we get 90 mins (in total) out of him by Christmas?

Maybe a bit more but assuming he's back on October 24th, he will fly off again around the 7th of November for two international games. If he has to quarantine expect him back at BH around the 28th of November.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on September 23, 2021, 08:59:11 PM
Shite. We are bloody cursed at the moment.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Bad English on September 23, 2021, 09:06:31 PM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).
You seem to be mansplaining men here.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 23, 2021, 09:39:17 PM
Nothing to do with Leon Bailey per se, but I always find it bizarre (and a little depressing) that these footballers get married and have kids at such young ages. As much as it's a short career, it's a long retirement as a mid-30s, probably good looking, definitely in great shape multi-millionaire - do all that then!

Enjoy what you've got, boys, it won't be there forever! It's why I still have a sneaking admiration for the Man City player. He's doing it right (or, rather, what I'd have done).
You seem to be mansplaining men here.

About fucking time!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OzVilla on September 23, 2021, 10:09:21 PM
Will we get 90 mins (in total) out of him by Christmas?

Maybe a bit more but assuming he's back on October 24th, he will fly off again around the 7th of November for two international games. If he has to quarantine expect him back at BH around the 28th of November.

We’ll be lucky to have him playing a full 90 minutes before December then. What was his injury record like at Leverkusen?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 23, 2021, 10:26:34 PM
This is bad news
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on September 23, 2021, 10:34:39 PM
Will we get 90 mins (in total) out of him by Christmas?

Maybe a bit more but assuming he's back on October 24th, he will fly off again around the 7th of November for two international games. If he has to quarantine expect him back at BH around the 28th of November.

We’ll be lucky to have him playing a full 90 minutes before December then. What was his injury record like at Leverkusen?

Played 40 odd games last season in league and europe. 30 + the season before and they only played 34 games in Bundesliga.

Just shows how crucial a pre season is for players.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on September 24, 2021, 06:31:18 AM
Will be like a new signing in January.  Sigh. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on September 24, 2021, 06:35:20 AM
Which January do we think he will be fit by? 2023 or 2024
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on September 24, 2021, 08:42:23 AM
Thisisdeansmithsfaultbecausehesaliar.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on September 24, 2021, 03:08:45 PM
Premier league comparison

24 year old Leon Bailey 3 sub appearances
minutes played 84 Goals Scored 1 Assists 2

Man Citys 26 year old Jack Grealish 5 appearances
minutes played 434 Goals Scored 1 Assists 1

Bailey already showing he's a better player as a wide forward. Imagine when he actually starts a game.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on September 24, 2021, 03:49:56 PM
That means absolutely nothing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: WassallVillain on September 24, 2021, 05:06:08 PM
N the way to the game I predicted his injury in the exact circumstances it happened. On and off in short time out for a month. Ironic that it was trying to get to a bad ball from Ramsay when we were in full flow and giving it maximum effort. A little later with the game petering out and I doubt it would have happened.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy Can't Fail on September 24, 2021, 06:08:27 PM
Will we get 90 mins (in total) out of him by Christmas?

Maybe a bit more but assuming he's back on October 24th, he will fly off again around the 7th of November for two international games. If he has to quarantine expect him back at BH around the 28th of November.

We’ll be lucky to have him playing a full 90 minutes before December then. What was his injury record like at Leverkusen?

Played 40 odd games last season in league and europe. 30 + the season before and they only played 34 games in Bundesliga.

Just shows how crucial a pre season is for players.

From Dean's comments, out until "after the international break" I'm not sure Bailey will be flying out to join the Jamaica squad next week. Maybe/hopefully we're keeping him here to fully recover.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mike on September 25, 2021, 08:44:31 PM
Is he known as Concrete Leon?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Randy Gurner on September 27, 2021, 10:48:00 AM
If we continue with the 3-5-2, a fully fit Leon Bailey, playing a free role off Watkins/Ings, could be lethal.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Londonvilla on September 27, 2021, 07:31:22 PM


I just love this video and can I be the first to apply for a job in our new Academy if we set one up in Jamaica
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: p_ad on September 27, 2021, 07:38:15 PM
Brilliant
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 11, 2021, 09:44:55 PM
Still no news if he is back weekend. I would imagine its unlikely he is back annoyingly.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: AlexAlexCropley on October 11, 2021, 09:52:56 PM
Still no news if he is back weekend. I would imagine its unlikely he is back annoyingly.
I think Ashley Preece expects him to feature in some capacity
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on October 11, 2021, 10:42:37 PM
If we continue with the 3-5-2, a fully fit Leon Bailey, playing a free role off Watkins/Ings, could be lethal.

I hope we don't but if we stick with the 3 at the back I'd prefer us to really go for it and pick him instead of Targett from the start, I'd be doing everything I can to keep the midfield as the Dm and 2CM that has seen Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey and Sanson all look like they can be big players for us in a push for the top 8, by putting a 10 in there you create the same balance issues as we've had in the 4231 that just doesn't look right.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on October 11, 2021, 11:17:17 PM
Still no news if he is back weekend. I would imagine its unlikely he is back annoyingly.

We don't usually hear anything until Smithy's press conference anyway.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 11, 2021, 11:40:16 PM
Still no news if he is back weekend. I would imagine its unlikely he is back annoyingly.

We don't usually hear anything until Smithy's press conference anyway.

Or during.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: frank black on October 12, 2021, 06:31:35 AM
Still no news if he is back weekend. I would imagine its unlikely he is back annoyingly.

We don't usually hear anything until Smithy's press conference anyway.

Or during.

We are hopeful
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on October 12, 2021, 06:45:59 AM
Hopefully he will be back for the weekend
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on October 12, 2021, 08:38:25 AM
If we continue with the 3-5-2, a fully fit Leon Bailey, playing a free role off Watkins/Ings, could be lethal.

I hope we don't but if we stick with the 3 at the back I'd prefer us to really go for it and pick him instead of Targett from the start, I'd be doing everything I can to keep the midfield as the Dm and 2CM that has seen Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey and Sanson all look like they can be big players for us in a push for the top 8, by putting a 10 in there you create the same balance issues as we've had in the 4231 that just doesn't look right.

And if we do what you suggest, it's easy enough to switch to a back 4 without having to make a sub.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on October 12, 2021, 09:32:15 AM
Be great if he's back for the Wolves game.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: chrisw1 on October 12, 2021, 09:35:06 AM
Be great if he's back for the Wolves game.
Definitely.  I don't see him starting for a while but if we can get 30mins out of him it would be good.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2021, 09:53:23 AM
He won't be back. He's a Villa player. We will see him for about fifteen minutes in December, two of which will be spent hobbling off.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on October 12, 2021, 09:55:40 AM
He won't be back. He's a Villa player. We will see him for about fifteen minutes in December, two of which will be spent hobbling off.

He'll be back for the Burnley game......
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on October 12, 2021, 11:33:14 AM
He won't be back. He's a Villa player. We will see him for about fifteen minutes in December, two of which will be spent hobbling off.

With a different injury.

My guess, a severe paper cut.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on October 12, 2021, 11:55:54 AM
If we continue with the 3-5-2, a fully fit Leon Bailey, playing a free role off Watkins/Ings, could be lethal.

I hope we don't but if we stick with the 3 at the back I'd prefer us to really go for it and pick him instead of Targett from the start, I'd be doing everything I can to keep the midfield as the Dm and 2CM that has seen Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey and Sanson all look like they can be big players for us in a push for the top 8, by putting a 10 in there you create the same balance issues as we've had in the 4231 that just doesn't look right.

I know it worked v Everton but I don't think Bailey at LWB will work against many teams. He didn't look the type to be running back towards his own goal that often and other teams will exploit that.

A midfield three is a must for us, think Smith has kind of stumbled on that somewhat but Luiz and McGinn look so much better in a 3. Ramsey, Sanson and Nakamba competing for the last spot.

Likely Bailey, Watkins and Traore/Buendia as the front 3 ahead of them. 433 might not suit Ings and Buendia but the hard decisions on selection are coming soon for Smith.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on October 12, 2021, 02:57:41 PM
If we continue with the 3-5-2, a fully fit Leon Bailey, playing a free role off Watkins/Ings, could be lethal.

I hope we don't but if we stick with the 3 at the back I'd prefer us to really go for it and pick him instead of Targett from the start, I'd be doing everything I can to keep the midfield as the Dm and 2CM that has seen Luiz, McGinn, Ramsey and Sanson all look like they can be big players for us in a push for the top 8, by putting a 10 in there you create the same balance issues as we've had in the 4231 that just doesn't look right.

I know it worked v Everton but I don't think Bailey at LWB will work against many teams. He didn't look the type to be running back towards his own goal that often and other teams will exploit that.

A midfield three is a must for us, think Smith has kind of stumbled on that somewhat but Luiz and McGinn look so much better in a 3. Ramsey, Sanson and Nakamba competing for the last spot.

Likely Bailey, Watkins and Traore/Buendia as the front 3 ahead of them. 433 might not suit Ings and Buendia but the hard decisions on selection are coming soon for Smith.

Agreed, that's why my post started with "I hope we don't".

I think there are a few ways to fit Ingas and Buendia into a 3 where they'd be effective but Bailey being fit to start is a key part of them working because his pace and dribbling gives us options to stretch teams. A liverpool style front 3 with the wide 2 playing higher up the pitch and the central player being more of a link-up play maker works well with watkins, bailey, traore, archer and JPB as the wide players and ings, buendia and possibly either of the chuk brothers in the central role.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 12, 2021, 08:52:04 PM
Bailey hasn't signed for us to be a wing back.

Just play him off Watkins if we stick with 3-5-2 (Ings hasn't scored since August 21st after all) or just switch to 4-3-3 and play him on the right.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 12, 2021, 09:04:18 PM
Bailey vs traore in a race would be amazin to watch
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on October 12, 2021, 09:24:31 PM
Bailey hasn't signed for us to be a wing back.

Just play him off Watkins if we stick with 3-5-2 (Ings hasn't scored since August 21st after all) or just switch to 4-3-3 and play him on the right.

No he hasn't but he came on for a wing back and just played as a winger, which is what I'm really suggesting.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 12, 2021, 10:03:40 PM
Bailey hasn't signed for us to be a wing back.

Just play him off Watkins if we stick with 3-5-2 (Ings hasn't scored since August 21st after all) or just switch to 4-3-3 and play him on the right.

No he hasn't but he came on for a wing back and just played as a winger, which is what I'm really suggesting.

It's probably worth trying if we're just playing a park the bus type game v a Burnley but I wouldn't risk it v say Wolves given they've had some really good counter attack moves this season with likes of Adama and Trincao.

Trying to remember the chain of events v Everton but basically they took off Rondon so they didn't really have a focal point upfront and couldn't hold the ball and they also gave up with the two quick goals so just think it's a different situation to starting game v dangerous counter attack team as the weekend will be (hopefully Leon can be on the bench and we have another excellent cameo and then he starts at Arsenal).

Just hope it's not a case of going through the season with DS not really wanting to drop Ings due to the pricetag. He dosen't really look like scoring currently and front 3 of say Bailey-Watkins-Traore would be very exciting to watch and potential nightmare for defences.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: London Villan on October 12, 2021, 10:06:57 PM
Hasnt stopped him dropping buendia.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 12, 2021, 10:19:16 PM
Buendia wasn't dropped. He was unavailable for the Chelsea game and has been unable to reclaim his starting place yet due to the performance of others.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 12, 2021, 10:30:30 PM
Bailey vs traore in a race would be amazin to watch

I'd probably beat both of them at the moment, given their injuries.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: frank black on October 13, 2021, 10:36:01 AM
Bailey vs traore in a race would be amazin to watch

Is Traore that quick? I’d imagine Bailey would easily beat him
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: WassallVillain on October 13, 2021, 11:01:11 AM
Bailey vs traore in a race would be amazin to watch

Is Traore that quick? I’d imagine Bailey would easily beat him
I assume he means Adama not Bert. I’d go with Leon in that race TBH although he would most likely pull something before completing it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: London Villan on October 13, 2021, 11:17:40 AM
Buendia wasn't dropped. He was unavailable for the Chelsea game and has been unable to reclaim his starting place yet due to the performance of others.

Dropped or not - we aren't picking our £33m record signing as a starter.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on October 13, 2021, 12:13:10 PM
Bailey hasn't signed for us to be a wing back.

Just play him off Watkins if we stick with 3-5-2 (Ings hasn't scored since August 21st after all) or just switch to 4-3-3 and play him on the right.

No he hasn't but he came on for a wing back and just played as a winger, which is what I'm really suggesting.

It's probably worth trying if we're just playing a park the bus type game v a Burnley but I wouldn't risk it v say Wolves given they've had some really good counter attack moves this season with likes of Adama and Trincao.

Trying to remember the chain of events v Everton but basically they took off Rondon so they didn't really have a focal point upfront and couldn't hold the ball and they also gave up with the two quick goals so just think it's a different situation to starting game v dangerous counter attack team as the weekend will be (hopefully Leon can be on the bench and we have another excellent cameo and then he starts at Arsenal).

Just hope it's not a case of going through the season with DS not really wanting to drop Ings due to the pricetag. He dosen't really look like scoring currently and front 3 of say Bailey-Watkins-Traore would be very exciting to watch and potential nightmare for defences.

Again this isn't how I want us to play, it's just something I'd like to see if we continue with 3 at the back because, whilst I like Targett a lot, he's absolutely a full back and not a wing back (unlike Cash who works as both). The Everton game showed that Targett was willing to get forward and put the effort in but it's just not his game to be the main attacking outlet on that side, he needs a player in front of him to open up the space for him to be effective.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 13, 2021, 12:23:04 PM
Bailey hasn't signed for us to be a wing back.

Just play him off Watkins if we stick with 3-5-2 (Ings hasn't scored since August 21st after all) or just switch to 4-3-3 and play him on the right.

No he hasn't but he came on for a wing back and just played as a winger, which is what I'm really suggesting.

It's probably worth trying if we're just playing a park the bus type game v a Burnley but I wouldn't risk it v say Wolves given they've had some really good counter attack moves this season with likes of Adama and Trincao.

Trying to remember the chain of events v Everton but basically they took off Rondon so they didn't really have a focal point upfront and couldn't hold the ball and they also gave up with the two quick goals so just think it's a different situation to starting game v dangerous counter attack team as the weekend will be (hopefully Leon can be on the bench and we have another excellent cameo and then he starts at Arsenal).

Just hope it's not a case of going through the season with DS not really wanting to drop Ings due to the pricetag. He dosen't really look like scoring currently and front 3 of say Bailey-Watkins-Traore would be very exciting to watch and potential nightmare for defences.

Again this isn't how I want us to play, it's just something I'd like to see if we continue with 3 at the back because, whilst I like Targett a lot, he's absolutely a full back and not a wing back (unlike Cash who works as both). The Everton game showed that Targett was willing to get forward and put the effort in but it's just not his game to be the main attacking outlet on that side, he needs a player in front of him to open up the space for him to be effective.

Not for the first time, I agree.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on October 13, 2021, 12:51:05 PM
Buendia wasn't dropped. He was unavailable for the Chelsea game and has been unable to reclaim his starting place yet due to the performance of others.

Dropped or not - we aren't picking our £33m record signing as a starter.

Give it a few weeks and Man City won't be picking their £100m record signing as a starter...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 14, 2021, 07:41:41 PM
Bailey vs traore in a race would be amazin to watch

I'd probably beat both of them at the moment, given their injuries.

😂😂😂

I didnt know traore was injured. I mean adama traore 😀
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 15, 2021, 10:45:27 AM
Baileys out superb. More dean smith waffle. I thought he be back after international window? It really frustrates me how they always down play the injuries
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mortimer's Bear on October 15, 2021, 11:08:06 AM
Baileys out superb. More dean smith waffle. I thought he be back after international window? It really frustrates me how they always down play the injuries

Technically he will be back after the international window.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john2710 on October 15, 2021, 11:14:47 AM
Smith said they'd look at Bailey after the International break & decide then.

Which is exactly what they've done & they've decided he's not ready.

It's a disappointment but it is what it is.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: curiousorange on October 15, 2021, 11:17:46 AM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john2710 on October 15, 2021, 11:20:42 AM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.

Vassell drilling his toenail is another.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 15, 2021, 11:50:59 AM

Smith said they'd look at Bailey after the International break & decide then.

Which is exactly what they've done & they've decided he's not ready.

It's a disappointment but it is what it is.

Its a real disappointment.  Spent alot of money on hom and we have only got what 80 minutes of him so far?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: curiousorange on October 15, 2021, 12:05:04 PM
I think Bailey will be okay. Wingers are always a bit brittle but he's not wispy. Sanson, on the other hand, I think is going to be a proper sick note.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2021, 12:06:39 PM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.

Vassell drilling his toenail is another.

Alan Wright injured his knee because he didn't suit the seat position of a Ferrari.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 15, 2021, 12:17:24 PM
Didn't Canizares miss a World Cup or European Championship due to dropping something on his foot? Possibly whilst in the shower.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: johnc on October 15, 2021, 12:38:39 PM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.

Vassell drilling his toenail is another.

Alan Wright injured his knee because he didn't suit the seat position of a Ferrari.
That's exactly why I give them a wide berth
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: curiousorange on October 15, 2021, 12:45:14 PM
Didn't Canizares miss a World Cup or European Championship due to dropping something on his foot? Possibly whilst in the shower.

Seem to remember it was a bottle of aftershave. Hopefully it was a World Cup because there was no way he was dislodging Casillas anyway.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2021, 12:45:19 PM
Baileys out superb. More dean smith waffle. I thought he be back after international window? It really frustrates me how they always down play the injuries

Indeed, player in being out longer than Dean Smith initially said. I'm stunned I tell you.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 15, 2021, 12:51:19 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2021, 12:56:12 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: WarszaVillan on October 15, 2021, 12:57:47 PM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.


Vassell drilling his toenail is another.

Alan Wright injured his knee because he didn't suit the seat position of a Ferrari.

John Gidman getting hit in the eye by a firework.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2021, 01:02:58 PM
Big Keinan injuring himself locking the back door, making a toasted sandwich, and lying perfectly still in bed.*


*Probably
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Richard E on October 15, 2021, 01:03:52 PM
Big Keinan injuring himself locking the back door, making a toasted sandwich, and lying perfectly still in bed.*


*Probably

He could get injured dreaming about football.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: CT Villan on October 15, 2021, 01:18:51 PM
Big Keinan injuring himself locking the back door"

and Stefan Postma doing the opposite [cue Kenneth Williams meme]
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 15, 2021, 01:22:55 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 15, 2021, 01:24:55 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

That's not blaming Smith though surely. It's just saying that 95% of what he spouts regarding injuries is absolute bollocks, because it is.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 15, 2021, 01:28:34 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

That's not blaming Smith though surely. It's just saying that 95% of what he spouts regarding injuries is absolute bollocks, because it is.

Dean doesn't injure the players(!).
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 15, 2021, 01:45:52 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

That's not blaming Smith though surely. It's just saying that 95% of what he spouts regarding injuries is absolute bollocks, because it is.

Dean doesn't injure the players(!).
Doesnt rotate them either.
No he just exhausts them as he doesn't believe in player exhaustion!
His old adage of telling his players when We last won the league we only used  14 players! 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Sexual Ealing on October 15, 2021, 01:46:43 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

That's not blaming Smith though surely. It's just saying that 95% of what he spouts regarding injuries is absolute bollocks, because it is.

Dean doesn't injure the players(!).

No he just exhausts them as he doesn't believe in player exhaustion!

The chance would be a fine thing with Bailey!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on October 15, 2021, 01:48:34 PM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.


Vassell drilling his toenail is another.

Alan Wright injured his knee because he didn't suit the seat position of a Ferrari.

John Gidman getting hit in the eye by a firework.


In the NFL Jason Pierre-Paul lost about 3 fingers from a fireworks mishap.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 15, 2021, 01:49:14 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

Waffle latest:  Unfortunately, Leon hasn’t ticked all the boxes for the medical department. "We’re hopeful that he’ll be training after the Wolves game next week in preparation for Arsenal. Wolves is too soon."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on October 15, 2021, 01:52:05 PM
What Dean Smith actually said: “Leon has a strain which is likely to keep him out until after the international break. We would be hopeful that he would be available for the Wolves game but we will need to assess him nearer the time and see how he progresses over the next ten days or so.”

Which is different to what people have taken from it.

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 15, 2021, 02:02:28 PM
Oh yes.... Dean Smith and hope.
Remember  his weekly comments on Jack Grealish: "He won’t be ready for the game and he’s not travelling with us. "We’ll decide later in the week if we can get him on the training ground and I'm hopeful he'll be ready next week"
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: VILLA MOLE on October 15, 2021, 03:01:30 PM
But these injuries are not an exact science are they , it is how individual bodies heal .   But yep it is frustrating
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Skerra on October 15, 2021, 06:13:05 PM
As I’ve said previously, send them to Man City, seems to have cured Joe’s recurring problem!!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: pooligan on October 15, 2021, 06:40:33 PM
I don't blame Smith for the injuries  but i do not take any notice any more what he says about injured players because it turns out wrong what he tells us
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 15, 2021, 08:17:50 PM
I struggle to see how this is the manager's fault. I'd imagine that he'd prefer to have him available for selection.

I struggle to see where anybody has said it's the manager's fault!

"More Dean Smith waffle"

That's not blaming Smith though surely. It's just saying that 95% of what he spouts regarding injuries is absolute bollocks, because it is.

Dean doesn't injure the players(!).

You don't know that.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Astral Weeks on October 15, 2021, 08:28:56 PM
Bailey pulling his quad scoring is one of the great football injuries, like Dave Beasant dropping a salad cream bottle on his foot or Alex Stepney dislocating his jaw shouting at his defence.

Vassell drilling his toenail is another.

Alan Wright injured his knee because he didn't suit the seat position of a Ferrari.
Well who can say they've never encountered that old problem?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Deano's Mullet on October 15, 2021, 08:35:07 PM
Shaun Teale and a fish tank.....
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: passport1 on October 15, 2021, 09:27:51 PM
Ross Barkley taking a corner. Didn't  realise how potentially dangerous it is for the modern footballer to kick a ball.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 15, 2021, 09:35:45 PM
Pretty sad and puts things into perspective to think that the next time Leon Bailey starts a game for us, there will be no tigers, gorillas or rhinos left. ☹
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Abbeyfealeavfc on October 15, 2021, 09:45:19 PM
Pretty sad and puts things into perspective to think that the next time Leon Bailey starts a game for us, there will be no tigers, gorillas or rhinos left. ☹

There hasn't been a first time yet.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: wittonwarrior on October 15, 2021, 10:14:33 PM
Probably a fair reflection on the situation would be, he had a knock before coming to the Villa, we were desperate to parade him he got injured possibly because given enough time to get properly fit and again dragged back in the mix much too soon.  Clubs will never learn.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 15, 2021, 10:24:27 PM
Think I'd rather the club just said he'd be out for two months or something, that way him coming back after 5 weeks if he returns at Arsenal would feel like a small win.

It's a myth that no club ever announces how long player is injured, just yesterday Man. City said Ferran Torres would be out for 4-6 weeks so don't really get level of secrecy we sometimes get for players like with Barkley last season for how long they're actually out.

All frustrating really as we've seen Bailey can make huge difference on the pitch and Wolves is sort of game we could do with him coming off the bench with 30 minutes left.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: mike on October 17, 2021, 10:55:39 AM
Fuck sake, all calm down. He just hurt his leg a bit kicking the ball too hard, he’ll be back before you know it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Skerra on October 20, 2021, 12:21:41 AM
Mike, I see that’s your 2,025 post… that may also be the year we see Bailey again!!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SoccerHQ on October 20, 2021, 11:37:20 AM
He's apparently in contention for Arsenal so hopefully Everton style cameo.

That's Leon Bailey....not Mike!
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on October 20, 2021, 11:39:23 AM
Start him. And Buendia and Watkins either side.

Let's run the fuckers off the park and play like the Scousers.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OzVilla on October 20, 2021, 12:18:33 PM
Considering Buendia can’t last more than 80 mins and Bailey has only played 65 mins all season I doubt we’ll be able to run them off the park for a full half let alone a game.

Would be nice to be able to use some of these players we’ve acquired this year though for a change.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on October 20, 2021, 12:22:56 PM
It seems 'durability' is not a factor much considered by our recruitment team.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: frank black on October 20, 2021, 01:23:57 PM
We are hopeful
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john e on October 20, 2021, 03:49:25 PM
He got injured kicking the ball too hard ffs
I mean it beggars belief only at Villa this could happen

Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: UK Redsox on October 20, 2021, 04:02:15 PM
He got injured kicking the ball too hard ffs
I mean it beggars belief only at Villa this could happen



This happened to me a couple of years ago.

We were playing outdoor volleyball when a stray football came onto the court.
I kicked it back and tore a hamstring.
Put me out of action for most of the summer.

Mind you, I'm a middle-aged fat bloke, not a professional footballer ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on October 20, 2021, 06:14:15 PM
Back in training according to preece 🤩
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: darren woolley on October 20, 2021, 06:58:06 PM
I hope he's back for Arsenal.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 20, 2021, 07:37:56 PM
He's apparently in contention for Arsenal

Assuming this means the March meeting.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Steve67 on October 20, 2021, 11:00:57 PM
Does this mean that we have to ask him to kick the ball more softly?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: tony scott on October 21, 2021, 06:03:52 AM
I think if he had began with us tapping the ball for the first couple of games we would have a hell of a player on our hands😊
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on October 21, 2021, 06:15:54 AM
Will he play for us again this season?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Skerra on October 21, 2021, 08:51:28 AM
Did, no, not if it means him having to kick a ball.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on October 21, 2021, 09:10:23 AM
I have allways thought that a player coming back from injury or getting back to fitness is better starting than coming on. It’s so much easier to get warmed up and acclimatised than coming on as a sub.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on October 21, 2021, 09:20:20 AM
If memory serves me correctly - Neale Cooper and Ivo Stas hardly kicked a ball in a match for us for a variety of reasons

Hopefully Leon will soon be showing us his skills on the pitch
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: robbo1874 on October 21, 2021, 09:52:19 AM
Hopefully he’s at least in the squad for Arsenal on Friday night.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: placeforparks on October 21, 2021, 10:22:27 AM
he's back in training
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on October 21, 2021, 10:20:53 PM
he's back in training

Let's hope he doesn't get injured...
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: SheffieldVillain on October 22, 2021, 06:52:41 PM
Interesting article about his background from the BBC. https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/58995480

Quote
Leon Bailey: How Aston Villa forward defied odds to make it from Jamaica to Premier League

It was a home debut so short as to amount to little more than a cameo, but few inside Villa Park for the 3-0 defeat of Everton in September will ever forget how emphatically Leon Bailey introduced himself to the Aston Villa faithful.

The 24-year-old, a £30m summer signing from Bayer Leverkusen, was brought on with just over an hour played. Within 21 minutes, he had delivered a swerving corner that led directly to a Lucas Digne own goal, sealed the victory with a powerful strike and, in doing so, sustained a hamstring injury that would see him substituted and ruled out for the next three games. He could return against Arsenal on Friday.

If the Jamaican winger seemed to thump the ball past Asmir Begovic that day with singular purpose, it is probably because scoring a first Premier League goal is a moment he had been expecting for some time.

"As soon as Leon walked into the first-team changing room, you could just feel that this guy had a lot of ambition," remembers Sandy Walsh, the Dutch full-back who played alongside a teenage Bailey with Belgian side Genk.

"All of us want to make it, to make a step to a big club. But with him you could just feel it. So much ambition could be seen in his body language."

That self-belief has carried him a long way. Bailey first came to Europe aged 12, accompanied by his adoptive father, Craig Butler, and brothers Kyle and Kevaughn. Butler ran the Phoenix All-Star academy in Kingston, Jamaica, which was part football school, part foster home, and Bailey was one of more than 20 boys he has adopted.

Convinced of Bailey's talent, Butler sold his home and car to fund a cross-continental journey, but they barely had enough money to sustain themselves as they hopped from hostel to hostel, without appropriate clothes for the cold European weather. Bailey didn't see his mother for four years.

They stopped in Austria, where Butler begged Red Bull Salzburg to offer his boys a trial. The club acquiesced but declined to sign the siblings. They instead joined second-tier USK Anif after being spotted playing in a local park by the club's sporting director.

By the time Bailey was 15, Genk wanted to sign him and agreed to take on his brothers, too. However, Fifa rules preclude clubs from signing under-18 players from different continents. And when Butler travelled to Mexico for a business trip - and to obtain documents that would satisfy the Fifa laws and allow Bailey's signing for Genk to be ratified - he was kidnapped and robbed, leaving him with injuries serious enough to put him in hospital.

Bailey's older brother Travis had to take care of the boys in Belgium. Upon Butler's return, he was denied residency and fell out with Genk after the club refused to a link-up deal with his academy back home. Bailey and co had to leave, returning to Jamaica.

Undeterred, Bailey was back in Europe in February 2015, with Ajax trying to recruit him. But his age - still only 17 - meant he could not be signed professionally. He instead joined Trencin in Slovakia, with an eventual move to Ajax promised. But that switch collapsed and by August, after he turned 18, he instead - at last - signed for Genk.

"He would tell stories about before, saying he had it hard in Jamaica," Walsh remembers. "He wanted to become a sprinter like Usain Bolt, an athlete. He was choosing between that and football, knowing that the football level in Jamaica wasn't big.

"He wanted to go for being a professional footballer, knowing how hard it is from a country like Jamaica to get into Europe and get a fair chance. When you hear about what he had to go through, you have a lot of respect for him. He was reaching his dream of becoming a professional footballer in Europe."

Bailey settled quickly in Belgium, soon breaking into the first team and demonstrating a useful knack for scoring in the most important games, including a rasping 20-yarder in a 5-2 victory over Anderlecht. Having impressed with his skill, speed and powerful shot, he was named Belgium's Young Footballer of the Year at the end of his first season with Genk.

"Leon was always on a high level, even in training," says Walsh. "He knew his qualities and we knew his qualities. I loved playing with him in front of me. In all of the European games, he was amazing. In all the top games in Belgium, he was amazing.

"When you're in the Europa League with a good team like Genk, if you can perform in the group stage and in the next round, there are going to be teams interested. But he didn't become an egoist on the pitch. He was still a team player. He was pushing me to become better, he was pushing the guys around him with assists and trying to have everybody happy in the changing room."

After a stellar start to his second season in Belgium, Bailey moved to Leverkusen for 20m euros in January 2017, reportedly declining offers from Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United. He still had his eye on the Premier League though.

"He was doubting whether to go to Germany or England," Walsh recalls. "If you perform in the Bundesliga, the way to the Premier League is much easier. Knowing the past, with Romelu Lukaku and [fellow former Genk standout] Kevin de Bruyne going to Chelsea, he saw that the step from the Belgian league to the Premier League is a big step. De Bruyne went to Germany and then became the main player at Manchester City."

Bailey's form undulated across three-and-a-half seasons with Leverkusen. He raced to 11 goals and five assists in his first 22 appearances of the 2017-18 campaign but added just one more goal to his tally that season. The highs included an impressive series of stunning strikes - not least both goals in a 2-1 win at Bayern Munich in November 2019 - but the lows led to him falling from favour, starting just 12 Bundesliga games in 2019-20.

But Bailey rediscovered his best form last season, scoring a career-high 15 goals and providing 11 assists, adding a level of consistency and maturity to his unquestionable talent.

"He's a very good player, very skilful, a fast player with a very good shot," says Leverkusen's director of sport, Simon Rolfe. "He came here as a really young guy and developed a lot. At the end, he was a really top player.

"He is very self-confident. He is a good team-mate. He is helpful to the other guys in the locker room. He was always a full part of the team.

"There was a lot of interest in him in the last years because of his performances. This summer, he wanted to join the Premier League and that's why we agreed with Aston Villa for the transfer."

He might only be 24 and with his best years ahead of him, but Bailey's lightning-rod Villa Park bow was more than a decade in the making, the realisation of a long-held Premier League dream.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on October 22, 2021, 10:11:54 PM
You can see there’s a lot to come from this lad. One slightly bright spot tonight.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on October 22, 2021, 10:17:33 PM
He is, but like Emi he’ll be gone sharpish if we continue down this route.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 22, 2021, 11:28:34 PM
I nearly started crying when he went down injured near the end.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on October 22, 2021, 11:31:54 PM
Good effort with that free kick at the end. Stuck a lovely ball to the back stick that Watkins failed to anticipate. Played left wing v Everton and right wing tonight. A player of huge potential, just need to get him fully fit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Scott Nielsen on October 23, 2021, 04:34:22 AM
Him and Martinez the only rays of light so far this season.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Footy-Vill on October 29, 2021, 04:48:22 PM
Dean Smith  said
"We’re having to manage him carefully. He came here with no pre-season and an injury from playing international football. "He got injured in the Everton game and we had to wrap him up in cotton wool, so to speak he got a good 45 minutes against Arsenal and he needed that. He was blowing but he’s had a good week’s training. We’ll assess tomorrow whether he’s ready to start or not."
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Hookeysmith on November 05, 2021, 09:13:50 AM
Hope he has a stormer tonight as im off to Jamaica on Wednesday  8)

Might just get a named shirt if i he does  ;)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 05, 2021, 10:11:33 AM
He looked no where near fit Sunday and was playing within himself.
Hope he is ready tonight.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: The Edge on November 05, 2021, 11:10:06 AM
He looked no where near fit Sunday and was playing within himself.
Hope he is ready tonight.
C'mon Leon. We've seen enough false Dawn's. Let's see you rock St Mary's tonight. Please have a stormer.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on November 05, 2021, 12:53:42 PM
He looked no where near fit Sunday and was playing within himself.
Hope he is ready tonight.
I was singularly unimpressed with Bailey last week, until I reflected that he had received no decent ball, seemed to have been told to stay out wide (where it was very easy to be marked) and nothing for him to show his pace and close control on the move. I hope he's given more licence this evening to roam and find the space where his pace can really damage Sourhampton.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on November 05, 2021, 12:56:02 PM
I thought he wasn't fit either. Baffling Smith selected him if so and not for the first time this season.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 05, 2021, 01:02:30 PM
You can tell he's got the attributes needed at this level, in pace, skill, and an eye for goal. I'm much more certain that he'll come good than Buendia for instance. At the moment though, he's looking a bit like Bolasie, in that he's a very skilful player in a team that looks they don't know how to get the best out of him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on November 05, 2021, 01:25:03 PM
You can tell he's got the attributes needed at this level, in pace, skill, and an eye for goal. I'm much more certain that he'll come good than Buendia for instance. At the moment though, he's looking a bit like Bolasie, in that he's a very skilful player in a team that looks they don't know how to get the best out of him.

I get the comparison but it needs to be said that for Bolasie beating his man and creating space was the end goal, after that his entire career was a crap shoot, which is why he never broke beyond being a talented maverick. Bailey has end product on top in spades from what I've seen.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on November 05, 2021, 01:32:29 PM
Yeah I have no worries about Bailey making the grade.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on November 05, 2021, 04:45:00 PM
You can tell he's got the attributes needed at this level, in pace, skill, and an eye for goal. I'm much more certain that he'll come good than Buendia for instance. At the moment though, he's looking a bit like Bolasie, in that he's a very skilful player in a team that looks they don't know how to get the best out of him.

I get the comparison but it needs to be said that for Bolasie beating his man and creating space was the end goal, after that his entire career was a crap shoot, which is why he never broke beyond being a talented maverick. Bailey has end product on top in spades from what I've seen.

Are you sure you're not getting mixed up with Tonev?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: paul_e on November 05, 2021, 05:23:13 PM
You can tell he's got the attributes needed at this level, in pace, skill, and an eye for goal. I'm much more certain that he'll come good than Buendia for instance. At the moment though, he's looking a bit like Bolasie, in that he's a very skilful player in a team that looks they don't know how to get the best out of him.

I get the comparison but it needs to be said that for Bolasie beating his man and creating space was the end goal, after that his entire career was a crap shoot, which is why he never broke beyond being a talented maverick. Bailey has end product on top in spades from what I've seen.

Are you sure you're not getting mixed up with Tonev?

Tonev - entire career was/is crap shooting.
Bolasie - Entire career was/is a roll of the dice (crap-shoot).
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 05, 2021, 06:38:16 PM
You can tell he's got the attributes needed at this level, in pace, skill, and an eye for goal. I'm much more certain that he'll come good than Buendia for instance. At the moment though, he's looking a bit like Bolasie, in that he's a very skilful player in a team that looks they don't know how to get the best out of him.

I get the comparison but it needs to be said that for Bolasie beating his man and creating space was the end goal, after that his entire career was a crap shoot, which is why he never broke beyond being a talented maverick. Bailey has end product on top in spades from what I've seen.

Are you sure you're not getting mixed up with Tonev?

Tonev - entire career was/is crap shooting.
Bolasie - Entire career was/is a roll of the dice (crap-shoot).

A Tonev shot spotted outside of the International Space station in 2014

(https://a.espncdn.com/photo/2018/0621/r389415_1600x800cc.jpg)
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on November 05, 2021, 06:45:13 PM
You're not going to get the best out of him if you spend the weeks training sessions on him attempting to launch long throw's.

Still can't get my head around how they managed to concoct that shit up.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: N'ZMAV on November 05, 2021, 08:44:13 PM
He doesn’t like tracking back, does he? 😳
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on November 05, 2021, 08:49:50 PM
He looks poor tonight but the system and tactics have not helped at all
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on November 05, 2021, 09:09:13 PM
He doesn’t like tracking back, does he? 😳

He's a lazy bastard on tonight's showing.  The Saints left back is having the time of his life.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on November 05, 2021, 09:22:39 PM
Bailey has been awful. That last free kick summed up his night.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rigadon on November 05, 2021, 09:50:09 PM
Looks completely lost
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on November 05, 2021, 10:01:42 PM
Skip pre season and players usually struggle. Fitness levels nowhere near good enough. Doesn't seem confident sprinting either, that turn of pace he showed v Everton seems a distant memory. You can see the quality touches but he is at nothing until he gets fitter.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 05, 2021, 10:05:00 PM
He’s barely played and he’s in a team that’s a mess. Perhaps we shouldn’t leap to immediate judgement.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 05, 2021, 10:06:22 PM
If he is not fit don’t play him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Villafirst on November 05, 2021, 10:17:37 PM
If he is not fit don’t play him.

Yes, he's not been fit since the start of the season. A very good player when fully fit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: colin69 on November 05, 2021, 10:23:28 PM
Had a great 10 minutes so far in his Villa career.
Rubbish recently, but I’m hoping a new coach/manager and full fitness will help him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Aldridge Villa on November 05, 2021, 10:29:40 PM
Hardly busting a gut is he. Not taking to him. Enough said.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on November 05, 2021, 10:34:17 PM
Looked like the new guy playing in a side totally devoid of confidence. Should have come off but then do you stick the kids in a side with no confidence? Our bench looked threadbare.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on November 05, 2021, 10:38:44 PM
I'd have taken him off after 20 mins, his efforts to offer cover for Cash were a disgrace to be honest. Surprised Mings or McGinn didn't go for him to be honest.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Scott Nielsen on November 06, 2021, 03:19:16 AM
I'd have taken him off after 20 mins, his efforts to offer cover for Cash were a disgrace to be honest. Surprised Mings or McGinn didn't go for him to be honest.

Yes, disappointing.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on November 06, 2021, 08:58:58 AM
We bought a dud.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 06, 2021, 09:01:31 AM
We haven’t he’s a very talented player, look at his record. He’s barely played and he’s in a team that we can see is badly set up. I wouldn’t be leaping to judgement.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on November 06, 2021, 09:04:45 AM
We haven’t he’s a very talented player, look at his record. He’s barely played and he’s in a team that we can see is badly set up. I wouldn’t be leaping to judgement.
You're right, of course, but the situation is what it is and he is firing duds so shouldn't be in the starting XI. As we found out with Traore last season, the Premier league game requires all players to do a little of everything, and playing Bailey does not serve the team well right now.
We'd be better off playing Bidace wide left or right: at least we'd get some energy.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LukeJames on November 06, 2021, 09:10:39 AM
Bailey and Buendia will prove to be excellent additions once we get a proper manager and coaching staff in. Also bringing in that DM that we so fucking obviously should've got in the Summer will be a big factor aswell.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 06, 2021, 09:19:49 AM
Last night he made Traore look like Alan Hutton. Shameful performance quite frankly.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 06, 2021, 09:44:15 AM
We bought a dud.

Ridiculously early to be writing him off, even by Villa misery arse standards.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ad@m on November 06, 2021, 10:13:57 AM
I wouldn't call him a dud just yet but last night was an insult to his team mates.

It was obvious Cash was trying to handle two of them on that side and Bailey did fuck all to support him.

I get that he's coming back from injury but that doesn't stop a player from looking like they give a shit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 06, 2021, 10:14:55 AM
He was embarrassingly bad last night. He either needs a new manager to get him going, or he'll probbly leave at the end of the season anyway.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on November 06, 2021, 10:15:31 AM
Dud that is ridiculous

Its more the manager than the player.  You can see bailey has some unbelievable quality. Just the manager ia not good enough
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: N'ZMAV on November 06, 2021, 10:17:57 AM
needs to practise his corner taking.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: jwarry on November 06, 2021, 10:29:40 AM
Pretty obvious he’s been caught out by the pace and intensity of the Premier League and like others before him, he probably needs time to adjust.  Problem is we don’t have the time now
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Mister E on November 06, 2021, 11:36:00 AM
We bought a dud.
Ridiculously early to be writing him off, even by Villa misery arse standards.
As I followed up -  the situation is what it is and he is firing duds so shouldn't be in the starting XI. As we found out with Traore last season, the Premier league game requires all players to do a little of everything, and playing Bailey does not serve the team well right now.
We'd be better off playing Bidace wide left or right: at least we'd get some energy.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 06, 2021, 11:41:38 AM
I wouldn't write him off, as the lad clearly has talent. He's been shit so far though.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on November 06, 2021, 11:51:00 AM
He wasn't shit against Everton or Chelsea. He's clearly unfit. Improved second half when he went up front.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ez on November 06, 2021, 12:11:03 PM
Dud that is ridiculous

Its more the manager than the player.  You can see bailey has some unbelievable quality. Just the manager ia not good enough

Have to agree. We''ll see a much better player under the new manager.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: TonyD on November 06, 2021, 01:17:51 PM
We bought a dud.

Ridiculously early to be writing him off, even by Villa misery arse standards.
He looked like a conference league reserve player last night. 
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: OCD on November 06, 2021, 01:37:13 PM
We should be using him as an impact sub until he's got his fitness right. I think I would rather see Philogene-Bidace start right now.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Des Little on November 06, 2021, 01:38:42 PM
He’s either unfit or not arsed, or most likely a bit of both. Shocking last night.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 06, 2021, 02:39:08 PM
He's been tossed in without being fully fit to save Dean Smith's arse. No wonder he looks off his game and fucked off when the majority of the time he is having to be a defender (albeit a bad one). We don't play as a unit. We attack in small numbers and get caught in overloads when tracking back because we don't defend together either. And each week that passes the opponents plan for that becaus eevry team has a massive amount of data on us.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JUAN PABLO on November 06, 2021, 02:43:42 PM
So obvious he is unfit and should not be playing , I just do not understand what is going on at Villa at the moment , I mean look at Sanson , bought him because they said they got him at half the price at the right time and the lad does not get a chance. All odd.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 06, 2021, 02:48:28 PM
Dean Smith seemingly doesn't like Guilbert for fuck knows what reason, and now has a hard on for Sanson. It makes no sense at all. And how Axel keeps getting picked over Hause I will never know.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on November 06, 2021, 02:50:03 PM
There aren't many options. There have been so many injuries and absences that there's no chance to get people properly fit etc.

He's not up to speed and in a side low on confidence that's really tricky.

We're in a perfect storm right now aren't we?
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 06, 2021, 04:16:51 PM
There aren't many options. There have been so many injuries and absences that there's no chance to get people properly fit etc.

He's not up to speed and in a side low on confidence that's really tricky.

We're in a perfect storm right now aren't we?

It’s just excuse making. He had a full squad against Arsenal.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 06, 2021, 07:21:12 PM
His performance reminded me of Nzogbia at his worst, obvious talent but with an expression that suggested he did not have a clue what was happening around him.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: N'ZMAV on November 06, 2021, 08:01:50 PM
Dean Smith seemingly doesn't like Guilbert for fuck knows what reason, and now has a hard on for Sanson. It makes no sense at all. And how Axel keeps getting picked over Hause I will never know.
he was like that with Engels
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on November 06, 2021, 08:41:21 PM
There aren't many options. There have been so many injuries and absences that there's no chance to get people properly fit etc.

He's not up to speed and in a side low on confidence that's really tricky.

We're in a perfect storm right now aren't we?

It’s just excuse making. He had a full squad against Arsenal.

Well no, it wasn't. And many of the players in there, (Bailey and Buendia for example) weren't fully fit.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: brontebilly on November 06, 2021, 10:03:44 PM
Dean Smith seemingly doesn't like Guilbert for fuck knows what reason, and now has a hard on for Sanson. It makes no sense at all. And how Axel keeps getting picked over Hause I will never know.

Hause literally cannot kick the ball with his right foot.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ROBBO on November 06, 2021, 10:12:12 PM
Axel is dross, why Smith wanted him back only he knows. What i have noticed about bailey is he has a decent cross on him. As most have mentioned he is only half fit, just a sign of our desperatoin.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Rudy65 on November 06, 2021, 10:12:33 PM
His performance reminded me of Nzogbia at his worst, obvious talent but with an expression that suggested he did not have a clue what was happening around him.

Give him a chance
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ChicagoLion on November 06, 2021, 10:27:21 PM
His performance reminded me of Nzogbia at his worst, obvious talent but with an expression that suggested he did not have a clue what was happening around him.

Give him a chance
What a stupid comment
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: john e on November 07, 2021, 01:34:33 PM
Dean Smith seemingly doesn't like Guilbert for fuck knows what reason, and now has a hard on for Sanson. It makes no sense at all. And how Axel keeps getting picked over Hause I will never know.

Hause literally cannot kick the ball with his right foot.

Or control a ball With either foot
The fella is good in the air and that’s about it
He is probably the worst technically gifted center back I’ve ever seen at Villa
The clamour for his inclusion all the time makes me despair he should be nowhere near the squad never mind the first team lineup
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 07, 2021, 01:36:34 PM
Agreed Hause is ok in very specific circumstances but he’s a squad filler.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: purpletrousers on November 12, 2021, 03:52:53 PM

(https://i.ibb.co/Zgb4Sgx/91-BE3-E02-542-C-417-E-B374-A3572567-E7-B8.png) (https://ibb.co/Zgb4Sgx)

(https://i.ibb.co/vzrW2gx/68-DDFA06-8865-4353-B8-CF-DD3090-E8-E0-C4.png) (https://ibb.co/vzrW2gx)

Had to go to Instagram to check it was real as shared on Twitter, helpful to know as shared by his dad he was playing whilst with the flu.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: LeeB on November 12, 2021, 04:03:50 PM
He'll be a star for us no doubt. For all he was poor at Southampton you could see he was trying to make something happen by himself, and is clearly not fully fit. That one run in the first half, he took the ball down the right, had about 4 Southampton players around him and would've needed binoculars see the nearest teammate.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on November 12, 2021, 04:17:56 PM
He's going to be great, along with his other new teammates.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Ads on November 17, 2021, 06:26:50 AM
Subbed off with a hamstring injury.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sid1964 on November 17, 2021, 06:44:14 AM
see you in the new year Leon - have a great Christmas
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Demitri_C on November 17, 2021, 06:52:02 AM
Steven g isnt going to be happy with him and sanson. Always bloody injured
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on November 17, 2021, 07:11:08 AM
Subbed off with a hamstring injury.
FFS
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clampy on November 17, 2021, 07:26:11 AM
It's been suggested on Twitter he went off with cramp in the 88th minute.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: sickbeggar on November 17, 2021, 08:55:43 AM
Yeah the press are saying the same thing. False alarm by the looks of it.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Drummond on November 17, 2021, 08:59:58 AM
Subbed off with a hamstring injury.
FFS

FFS, jumping to conclusions.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on November 17, 2021, 10:10:17 AM
Hang on a minute.  Cramp in any other world is okay, fine for next game.  Cramp at Bodymoor Heath means sidelined until the new year.  As you were.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JD on November 18, 2021, 07:27:51 AM
Hang on a minute.  Cramp in any other world is okay, fine for next game.  Cramp at Bodymoor Heath means sidelined until the new year.  As you were.

Under the new regime it will be "drink this can of Iron Bru, stop complaining and get back out there you pussy".
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: JUAN PABLO on November 18, 2021, 11:24:21 AM
He gets a lot of cramp .Didnt look fit in the last game to me.  Mind I get a lot of cramp not playing football thou
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Toronto Villa on November 27, 2021, 05:53:56 PM
He’s a superb footballer but he’s quickly realizing this is a very tough league. He won’t get time and he will asked to work really hard. He needs to give the ball up quickly and move into open spaces where he can do real damage. He’s a young man just settling into a foreign country, a stop start beginning to his career here. He will improve a lot.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Moonraker on November 27, 2021, 05:59:14 PM
He will win matches for us once fit and integrated. Class act.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: usav on November 27, 2021, 06:13:54 PM
One thing that irritates me with him, is his insistence on trying to beat the same guy 2 or 3 times with a move.  You’ve beaten him, now just pass it or shoot or whatever, countless times he tries to be too tricky in the same passage of play.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: N'ZMAV on November 27, 2021, 06:24:09 PM
One thing that irritates me with him, is his insistence on trying to beat the same guy 2 or 3 times with a move.  You’ve beaten him, now just pass it or shoot or whatever, countless times he tries to be too tricky in the same passage of play.
  Reminds me a lot of Charles N'Zogbia - loads of ability, but has the tendency to run down too many dead ends.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Brend'Watkins on November 27, 2021, 06:45:33 PM
Gerrard will have a word with him for sure. Beat your man and look for a pass forward.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Risso on November 27, 2021, 07:20:43 PM
He was like prime Yannick Bolasie today. Loads of tricks, trying to beat the same man twice, absolutely no end product.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Matt C on November 27, 2021, 10:24:54 PM
Bit of a frustrating watch today, needs to be more direct as he was in that brief cameo against Everton.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: ozzjim on November 28, 2021, 12:27:36 AM
Keep the fucking ball is my main takeaway on Bailey today.
Title: Re: Leon Bailey - signed
Post by: Clark W Griswold on November 28, 2021, 10:21:41 AM
As long as his injury record with us so far isn't a sign of things to come, and as long as his attitude is decent, i.e he's willing to listen and learn and not sulk if he's in and out of the team this season then i think he'll do well for us in the long run. Slightly disappointing in that when you spend a pretty big fee on an international who's been playing in the German league for a few seasons you pretty much expect them to hit the ground running.
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