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Offline RamboandBruno

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #315 on: September 19, 2020, 03:14:55 PM »
I have no strong view on him as I’ve never seen him but obviously hope he’s going to be ace

but if someone has doubts about the signing for whatever reasons they are allowed to say that
all this ‘give him a chance’ stuff us stupid
he’s going to get his chance and plenty of them

all the players we sign have histories on which we can evaluate slightly what we think they will be like
don’t be bashed down by the super optimists that are to scared to have a view until they’ve seen him play 30 games before they’ll commit
Because it don’t matter
Smith ain’t reading this stuff

I had a view on a Drinkwater before he kicked a ball for us
my view was obviously at odds to that of the management
but the lad still got his chance
as it happens I was right about that one but I’ve been wrong about loads more

if your not happy about the signing that’s fine to say so
No one should pretend otherwise, honesty is the best policy
Of course people are entitled to have a view about players that the club are signing. But to say it's stupid that others take the view "give him chance first" is a bit rich. Aren't  they equally entitled to their opinion?You can call me a super optimist all day. When it comes to Aston Villa I'm proud to call myself a super optimist.

Agree with this.
I never seen him play, so whilst others can take a more negative view on the signing and that’s up to them, I’d say it’s perfectly reasonable for me to say ‘give him a chance’. Also perfectly reasonable to see him play for us before forming an opinion.
That’ll be the super optimist in me then!

Offline itmustbe_it is!

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #316 on: September 19, 2020, 03:22:39 PM »
Ooooohhh Bertie Traooooooooré

That fucking White Stripes song knows no bounds in football.

Maybe we could resurrect the "Amore: song we used for Beni Carbone

Offline ktvillan

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #317 on: September 19, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »

I thought we were signing a donkey when we got Peter Withe....

Shows how much I knew!!

I was going to say that based on his youtube highlights I'm a bit underwhelmed but not as much as when we signed Peter Withe to replace Andy Gray......I loved the taste of that humble pie.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #318 on: September 19, 2020, 03:37:31 PM »
Point of order - Withe was bought to replace Geddis.

Offline Matt C

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #319 on: September 19, 2020, 03:58:27 PM »
Another key position addressed and by the looks of it, adds some sorely needed pace. Like of all of our signings so far he can improve the first eleven which is the caliber we needed. Four down, two to go.

Offline Luffbralion

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #320 on: September 19, 2020, 04:03:30 PM »


I thought we were signing a donkey when we got Peter Withe....

Shows how much I knew!!
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To my shame I used that very term when I heard we were spending £500k on a limited centre forward from Newcastle. Turned out to be the final piece in Ron's jigsaw and definitely amongst our best ever buys. So many others were the reverse ...  for example I was delighted by firstly Sasa Curcic and then Stan Collymore being signed under Sir Brian. You simply can't predict how players are going to perform and all transfers carry some risk. Do the business, Bertrand!

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #321 on: September 19, 2020, 04:27:05 PM »
Point of order - Withe was bought to replace Geddis.

Memory failing right now, who were we linked with before we signed Peter Withe? Mick Ferguson rings a bell but I can't remember any others.

Offline four fornicholl

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #322 on: September 19, 2020, 04:30:07 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Offline enigma

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #323 on: September 19, 2020, 04:30:58 PM »
Just read this on the BBC article on us signing Traore.

"while manager Dean Smith remains on the look-out for reinforcements the deal for Traore is likely to represent the end of the major deals in this window unless an unforeseen opportunity presents itself."

A deal for Rashica unlikely then?

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #324 on: September 19, 2020, 04:34:23 PM »
Point of order - Withe was bought to replace Geddis.

Memory failing right now, who were we linked with before we signed Peter Withe? Mick Ferguson rings a bell but I can't remember any others.

Hans Krankl and Bob Latchford.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #325 on: September 19, 2020, 04:55:50 PM »
Point of order - Withe was bought to replace Geddis.

Memory failing right now, who were we linked with before we signed Peter Withe? Mick Ferguson rings a bell but I can't remember any others.

Hans Krankl and Bob Latchford.

The Hans Krankl rumours were a few years before, Dave when he was at Rapid Vienna, I can still picture the back page of the Evening Mail with the story. He was already at Barca when we brought in Withe. Bob Latchford sounds about right, his record at Everton was bloody good. This place would have gone into meltdown when we signed Withe.

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #326 on: September 19, 2020, 05:19:52 PM »
I'm another one who thought we were buying a totally underwhelming player when we signed Peter Withe.  It didn't take me long to realise I knew nothing.  I watched him a couple of times training at Bodymoor and a more professional attitude would have been very difficult to find.  He really ripped into the others both physically and verbally.  A tremendous player for Aston Villa and deserves his legendary status, I'd love to meet him and tell him so.

Offline colin69

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #327 on: September 19, 2020, 05:27:01 PM »
David Platt,pound for pound, was possibly our best ever signing.

Dwight Yorke?

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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #328 on: September 19, 2020, 05:39:13 PM »
seeing Gary Penrice in a pre season friendly/testimonial I thought he was going to go on to be a superstar

I think Kevin Richardson might have played in that same game as a new signing and i decided he was nothing special no more than average


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Re: Bertrand Traore - Signed
« Reply #329 on: September 19, 2020, 05:41:23 PM »
I'm another one who thought we were buying a totally underwhelming player when we signed Peter Withe.  It didn't take me long to realise I knew nothing.  I watched him a couple of times training at Bodymoor and a more professional attitude would have been very difficult to find.  He really ripped into the others both physically and verbally.  A tremendous player for Aston Villa and deserves his legendary status, I'd love to meet him and tell him so.

Agreed, Dave. Biggest surprise was how good he was technically, floating in the air to take the ball on his chest, cheeky little back heels, he was some player.

 


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