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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #315 on: February 05, 2023, 09:38:26 PM »
Great post again Boozey.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #316 on: February 05, 2023, 09:40:27 PM »
I am still of the belief that the appointment of Emery is a statement of intent.
That he has been given assurances that he will be backed financially.
I am expecting a big summer and that we will have a team ready to complete for a European place.
My concern is that the Club does not have the situation regardless of finance to attract the sort of players we need to achieve this.



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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #317 on: February 05, 2023, 10:22:07 PM »
If we didnít replace Danny Ings who was that bloke who came on for Bailey yesterday? Yes, heís going to take time to get up to speed but if you sell one striker and sign another itís pretty difficult to argue that he isnít a replacement.

It's not when your manager has specifically said "he's not a replacement for Danny Ings."

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #318 on: February 05, 2023, 10:29:58 PM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #319 on: February 05, 2023, 10:33:21 PM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

Years and years of mid-table obscurity, probably. Which is obviously a big improvement on the position when they took over, but once the memory of that starts to dim somewhat, it's not going to fill a 50,000 seat stadium.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #320 on: February 05, 2023, 11:02:57 PM »
If we didnít replace Danny Ings who was that bloke who came on for Bailey yesterday? Yes, heís going to take time to get up to speed but if you sell one striker and sign another itís pretty difficult to argue that he isnít a replacement.

It's not when your manager has specifically said "he's not a replacement for Danny Ings."

I took that as a manager not wanting to put pressure on a young player. The fact that at the first opportunity he used him from the bench in the same way heíd previously done with Ings was more telling in my opinion.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #321 on: February 05, 2023, 11:19:30 PM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

That's a concern for me.

This feels a bit like Everton/Ancelotti to me. I think he'll be in it for the long haul here but who knows what would happen if one of the Madrid clubs seriously want him as manager.

That said if he establishes us in europe for 2-3 years you'd like to think we'd have enough about us to tempt another on his level rather than just an uproven project manager. Perhaps Pochettino or Tuchel would actually return our calls this time.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #322 on: February 05, 2023, 11:26:19 PM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

That's a concern for me.

This feels a bit like Everton/Ancelotti to me. I think he'll be in it for the long haul here but who knows what would happen if one of the Madrid clubs seriously want him as manager.

That said if he establishes us in europe for 2-3 years you'd like to think we'd have enough about us to tempt another on his level rather than just an uproven project manager. Perhaps Pochettino or Tuchel would actually return our calls this time.

Well hopefully a long time before we have to consider that, but I can't see either of them coming to not be given any money to spend. Tuchel has been at Chelsea, and lack of backing was one of the reasons Poch and Spurs parted ways.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #323 on: February 05, 2023, 11:26:30 PM »
I just watched the first leg of Deportivo v Villa to cheer myself up. Halcyon days.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #324 on: February 05, 2023, 11:46:41 PM »
Well said Boozey my sentiments exactly.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #325 on: February 06, 2023, 12:34:28 AM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

As fans we want Emery to cook a fine meal in the time it takes to cook a Pot Noodle. Itís not going to work that way. He needs the time and resources to do this properly. I donít blame our impatience given what weíve endured. And especially when at times it feels a lot closer than it is. But we also have to give a highly experienced and successful manager time with his staff, and support of the owners to shape the organization in every aspect. The thought of any other combination of manager/owner doesnít bare thinking about because I canít think what realistically could be better.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #326 on: February 06, 2023, 06:16:23 AM »
Mings, Konza, Luiz are just not good enough if we are going to challenge for european football next season, hopefully next we will have far better in those positions and they will be on the subs bench.

We need far more quality through the middle of the team

Supposedly Mings was signing for Wolves for £30 million until the Carlos injury scuppered those plans, Mr. Gerrard very nearly got him out of the club.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #327 on: February 06, 2023, 06:37:55 AM »
Mings, Konza, Luiz are just not good enough if we are going to challenge for european football next season, hopefully next we will have far better in those positions and they will be on the subs bench.

We need far more quality through the middle of the team

Supposedly Mings was signing for Wolves for £30 million until the Carlos injury scuppered those plans, Mr. Gerrard very nearly got him out of the club.

Luiz has generally been very good since Emery took over and played very well on Saturday.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #328 on: February 06, 2023, 06:43:36 AM »
Since the club trod water under Ellis, it's had so many owners in such a short amount of time - each with their own people, ideas, connections, failings. Its no wonder we haven't been able to kick on. My hope is that the current ownership are able to stay and remain competitive, even if it doesn't work first time.

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Re: Aston Villa v Leicester City Post Match Thread
« Reply #329 on: February 06, 2023, 06:45:31 AM »
As the man said, failure isn't an option this time because if this owner/manager combination doesn't work, what else is there?

That's a concern for me.

This feels a bit like Everton/Ancelotti to me. I think he'll be in it for the long haul here but who knows what would happen if one of the Madrid clubs seriously want him as manager.

That said if he establishes us in europe for 2-3 years you'd like to think we'd have enough about us to tempt another on his level rather than just an uproven project manager. Perhaps Pochettino or Tuchel would actually return our calls this time.



Isn't he from the Basque region? If so I expect the chances of either Madrid tempting him would be zero. Barca, maybe. I suspect they will want higher profile than Emery or "one of their own" currently. So, if he gets the call from there in 3 or 4 years time we will have been on one helluva ride.

 


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