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Title: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on February 18, 2011, 09:09:41 AM
Just had a look at the remaining fixtures. They have got a lot of the teams at the bottom of the table to play, including us.

Although I don't think they won't go down, I think they still may struggle.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on February 18, 2011, 10:01:47 AM
We live in hope :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 02, 2011, 08:15:59 PM
2-0 down against City after 25 minutes..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on March 02, 2011, 10:01:53 PM
Why on earth didn't they go for it with the team selection? They won't be getting relegated and it's not like they are going to be finishing in the top 6 or anything so why not have a go at winning the FA Cup? Houllier seems to be not bothering with the cup just for the sake of it. Very disrespectful.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on March 05, 2011, 05:08:44 PM
Just one point in front of us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on March 05, 2011, 05:15:34 PM
Absolutely hilarious. Houllier was definetly right to rest players in the cup. "Concentrate on the league". Brilliant.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on March 05, 2011, 06:40:33 PM
Still in the mix.

Not going to go down IMO, but still a team we can aim to finish above!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on March 06, 2011, 05:24:13 PM
Probably a step too far but if we could just pull off a few shock win and draws against the big boys then it would be great if we could finish above the Villa for once. Nearly 30 years they have finished above us and for a large period of that ive been alive having to put up with Villa fans who go on about small Albion, giving stick that they can never take (does anybody actually know a Villa fan who can take ribbing about his team without getting ultra defensive). Would give me a great summer if we could just be top dogs this once in the Midlands.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on March 06, 2011, 05:34:40 PM
Whats even better they could still be dragged into the relegatio scrap, imagine if they went down
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 06, 2011, 05:37:03 PM
We will beat these at home, at last.They make me urge.Cant stand them
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 06, 2011, 10:42:49 PM
Glad to see them lose yesterday, im hoping they beat the Wolves in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionproud70 on March 06, 2011, 11:05:52 PM
Really fail to understand why people assume they wont go down...
Poor team at the moment....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham56 on March 06, 2011, 11:22:44 PM
We will beat these at home, at last.They make me urge.Cant stand them

(http://t2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRuDV3GJ6lzhPoPYBRUhLEtEI3CFoSOvfU4brBOhnBX6JjGCMcVqA&t=1)

In Roy We Trust!

If we manage to beat the Vile at The Hawthorns, then Roy will officially be the best thing since sliced bread. I don't think we have ever beat them in my lifetime  :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on March 07, 2011, 03:00:31 AM
Us stopping up and Villa going down would be a dream come true, beating them at home, helping to send them down, would just be the dream icing on the cake.

If we beat them at home and they go down, compared to us they'll look upon Brum as their best buddies.

It's all dreams at the moment, but not a totally impossibility.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 07, 2011, 09:40:47 AM
Us stopping up and Villa going down would be a dream come true, beating them at home, helping to send them down, would just be the dream icing on the cake.

If we beat them at home and they go down, compared to us they'll look upon Brum as their best buddies.

It's all dreams at the moment, but not a totally impossibility.

I would be so chuffed if that happened.

Sadly Villa have enough to stop up.

I am expecting a 'shock' team to be relegated this season, but who that is I don't know.

I don't want to wish injury on anyone, but it would be quite funny if Villa were to lose there striker to injury for the rest of the season with the money they've spent on him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 07, 2011, 09:43:57 AM
As i have said before These for me are the team a hate more than anything.I couldnt give a too hoots what Wolves do, they can go and win the league for all i care but the Vile, them going down would be magical.Interesting to see they play Wolves the day we play Arsenal
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on March 07, 2011, 09:49:02 AM
My "mate" the vile fan said yesterday that he aint worried because they played really good football at Bolton..just the sort of attitude that Leeds, Forrest and countless other "big" teams have had.
Wigan , Blackpool and Vile for the drop..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 07, 2011, 09:58:21 AM
Party at Royston's when the Vile go down?  :D

I've said all along that there is a shock relegation on the cards. We haven't had one for a while. At the begining of the season everyone was talking about Liverpool being that team.

Then just after Christmas it was Everton who have now started to pick up results.

The Vile have been in and around the relegation zone all season and I can't see it changing much.

If Wolves beat the Seals then it makes things very interesting.

I do expect Villa to stop up.  :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BearwoodBaggie on March 07, 2011, 10:02:42 AM
I think Villa will stay up, but it might be a close run thing. They do have a lot of quality in that side though. I'm praying to God we beat them though. That would be fantastic and its been a long time coming.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on March 07, 2011, 11:00:00 PM
i would imagine this lot will be safe by the time we play em (praying they go down but its too much to ask i think) :(, so they could be "on the beach" especially Young whos off in the summer anyway. Last time we saw us beat these was in a pre season friendly 1-0 Super Bob :P ,17000 att. mid nineties?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 08, 2011, 09:04:34 AM
I've said it loads but I'll say it again. I would love Villa to be relegated. As someone else has said I couldn't give two hoots about Wolves.

Villa will have enough but it will be close.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on March 08, 2011, 09:59:12 AM
Would absolutely love it for Villa to come down.

It aint going to happen though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionLegend on March 08, 2011, 04:22:32 PM
Anyone know why they have let both Bannan and Delfoneso go out on loan?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on March 08, 2011, 04:48:46 PM
They must feel their development would be better suited starting in a lower division.

I cant see Villa going down with bent scoring goals and defenders still to come back not to mention Makoun. They have good fixtures in front of them and I expect them to be comfortable safe. It's just good to see them struggle a little bit.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 09, 2011, 05:12:40 PM
Rumours from some Villa fans where Houllier only signed Darren Bent in order to win a few fans over, who at one stage wanted him out, and so he could get the goals to keep the club in the premier league. Although what they paid for him, I wouldn't say he's giving them just rewards..

They're expecting a complete overhaul in the summer with the likes of Friedel, Petrov, Carew, Heskey, Beye all being possibly moved on.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on March 09, 2011, 05:19:20 PM
I'd be very shocked if they signed him not to score goals to keep them up...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on March 11, 2011, 11:36:15 AM
http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/aston-villa-fc/aston-villa-news/2011/03/11/aston-villa-homeless-man-found-living-under-the-holte-end-stand-in-shanty-town-house-97319-28316901/2/

 ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 11, 2011, 11:44:33 AM
Poor old Curtis.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on March 11, 2011, 11:47:02 AM
Nah, it's Andy Gray

97.245% ITK
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on March 11, 2011, 12:06:38 PM
John Gregory never REALLY left Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on March 19, 2011, 05:20:42 PM
What a poor result form them today?!

Villa have got some big six pointers coming up then finish off with Arsenal and Liverpool.

Hopefully we can take 3 pts off then when they visit us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 19, 2011, 06:45:47 PM
Bent had a poor game today,
fans were chanting for the managers head before and after the game today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 19, 2011, 07:44:18 PM
Awful today apparently. Taking great pride in seeing them struggle. I think they are starting to realise what mess they are in. Still can't see them going down but I will be dancing in the streets if they did.

Tough times for the manager, a few seasons of over achieving and now they are expecting just to turn up and turn teams over.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 19, 2011, 07:59:30 PM
A banner was unveiled in the holte end today calling for Gerard Houlliers head!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on March 19, 2011, 08:15:28 PM
Said it for ages now there will be 3 from 4

Blackburn
villa
blues
wigan
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Wbamitch on March 19, 2011, 08:19:52 PM
I thought they would be ok but this result has changed my mind, they are going to be right in the mix.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 19, 2011, 08:24:19 PM
Before we look too much into it, their back four was seriously short today

Baker, Cuellar, Herd, Walker - Not really the best back four they have.

Baker who was then terrorised was substituted after half hour..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on March 19, 2011, 08:39:13 PM
Before we look too much into it, their back four was seriously short today

Baker, Cuellar, Herd, Walker - Not really the best back four they have.

Baker who was then terrorised was substituted after half hour..
petrov,bent,young ,agbonlowotsit...should they not be good enough ?
if they had "real"support , if they liked and played for the club/manager , if they werent arrogant enough to assume they wont go down..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on March 19, 2011, 08:51:55 PM
V***a 0    W****s 1

dont know whether to laugh or cry  :-\  :-X
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on March 19, 2011, 09:09:04 PM
Rather villa go down than wolves, am sick of the media , they keep saying they belong in the prem, and the way they keep on going about all these good players, emmm if they would good they would be in the top half. there in the **** ,fans hate houlier, players lacking disipline. spells one word RELEGATION
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: saml30 on March 20, 2011, 12:42:39 AM
with the whole mess with dunne and collins does it means they wont play for the rest of the season?, if not the defence they put out today just isn't good enough and they really could be going down, YES!!!.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on March 20, 2011, 01:20:13 AM
They really are in trouble, speaking to some Villa fans tonight and they are really fearing the worst. Houllier has fallen out with a number of their senior players and the fans hate him. I cant see them going down but ive said it for ages now, But they dont seem to be moving up the table and they are running out of time with a number of the teams down the bottom picking up form (West Ham, Us, Wolves and possibly Wigan aswell)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 20, 2011, 08:51:18 AM
I dont think they have enough battlers in their team up for it.Could be interesting
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 20, 2011, 09:55:20 AM
Villa have got mainly teams around them. They still have to play us away, west ham away, Arsenal away, Everton away and still got newcastle, Wigan, Stoke and pool at home.

Arsenal and pool being there last matches.

I'm starting to think they could be dragged into it.

They are the team who are showing no form what so ever.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on March 20, 2011, 10:33:52 AM
Villa are in a serious mess, every so often a side goes down no one is expecting to both them and Blackburn are those sides, others below are going on little runs and they cant buy a point.

The Villa fans were also getting on the back of Bent yesterday
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 20, 2011, 10:54:52 AM
Their attitude stinks and is only based on somthing that happened 30 years ago and having a big ground built to stage semi finals.

They deserve relegation simply for thinking its inconsievable, just like Cloughs last Forest team did and just like Newcastle did.

And guess what, Lerner is no mug and will set the budget to reflect the league they are in.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boinginoz on March 20, 2011, 11:47:41 AM
Just going by what the media are reporting, Villa fans are discontented and anxious with manager Houlier.

This could bode well for us with the run in, with Roy doing a good sound job in charge of the Albion making us hard to beat and picking up an excellent home point against Arsenal today!!

Well done Roy! well done all the baggie boys today! 8)

Keep it up lads!!! boing boing

 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on March 20, 2011, 12:41:52 PM
I don't understand why so many are convinced they won't go down? No team is too good for the drop. They will be down there and our match against them will be a relegation 6 pointer.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Red Stripe on March 20, 2011, 01:02:20 PM
I think they're in trouble, they've got a negative atmosphere around them which it seems goes right into the dressing room.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on March 20, 2011, 01:21:39 PM
Villa will go down along with Wigan and Blackpool.Villa have flare players and not enough bottlers that are need for a battle.Has Ashley Young taken his gloves off yet.
I bet Sundeland are laughing their socks off hence Bent
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on March 20, 2011, 01:26:59 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=67788    :D :P   this is just funny
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: MICKYMEL on March 20, 2011, 01:31:12 PM
Just hope they stick with the frog in charge, he will take them down, how funny would that be?!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 21, 2011, 09:27:31 AM
Just heard a seal say on Talksport they should have gone for Roy Hodgson :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 21, 2011, 10:35:00 AM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=67788    :D :P   this is just funny

That's a beautiful thing....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on March 21, 2011, 11:55:42 AM
would be AMAZING if they went down.

Id happily rather see us an wolves stay up over Villa in all honesty.

Really give their fans a reality check.

Mind you, they won the cup once.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 21, 2011, 12:58:34 PM
would be AMAZING if they went down.

Id happily rather see us an wolves stay up over Villa in all honesty.

Really give their fans a reality check.

Mind you, they won the cup once.

Shhhh! They don't like to talk about it  :D

I would love to be able to turn around and say what league are you in? Just like they have been for my lifetime.

Lots of football to play yet.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on March 21, 2011, 02:07:08 PM
It's really really looking like a possibility that they could go down. And boy oh boy am I loving it?? Just got to keep my fingers crossed.

Also, speaking to a Seal friend of mine in the pub on Saturday and he said that if they were to go down it would be Leeds all over again.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on March 21, 2011, 05:09:45 PM
It's hilarious, sitting in lesson today the chap next to me and the teacher both looked like crying. They are all fed up to the back teeth of Houllier and his abysmal tactics. I find it absolutely hilarious and reckon he's doing a decent job.

Houllier replaced the best player on the pitch for the, Marc Albrighton with Robert Pires who struggles to make it past the half way line. It's great!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieSean on March 25, 2011, 04:11:32 AM
Some quotes off Seal forums, hey I can't sleep lucky I have 2 weeks off due to the shop being refurbished and fitted.

http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=66748&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=570#top

Quote
"This is massive, this could be the biggest high profile casualty since the formation of the premier league. Aston Villa are one of the BIG BOYS. Your talking about one of the biggest clubs not only in England but Europe with a massive fan base, massive history, and massive traditions. They're former European Champions who belong in the top 4 not the bottom 4 to see them relegated would rip the heart and soul at of this magnificent institution of English football"

I nearly cried when I heard this General and I urge Randy and the board to act before it's too late.

Quote
Gen,

Who makes the day to day decisions at the club?

If our CEO tells Randy or yourself or anyone on the board for that matter that GH is the man for this job do you all just listen or is it discussed between all on the board?

I ask these questions because given the current situation we find OUR GREAT CLUB in it seems Randy is over the Atlantic.

Give me strength.  :o

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on March 25, 2011, 09:15:51 AM
Not really Villa but still made my morning....

Former Aston Villa and England midfielder Lee Hendrie, 33, is currently plying his trade at Indonesian side Bandung. His new team are bottom of their division after just one win in their first nine games of the season.
Full story: the Independent

Dung is rather appropriate in this case! Look on the bright side though you little prick, you aint cycling the streets of Brum and ringing your pals for a kickaround hahaha!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 25, 2011, 09:28:37 AM
This is massive, this could be the biggest high profile casualty since the formation of the premier league. Aston Villa are one of the BIG BOYS. Your talking about one of the biggest clubs not only in England but Europe with a massive fan base, massive history, and massive traditions. They're former European Champions who belong in the top 4 not the bottom 4 to see them relegated would rip the heart and soul at of this magnificent institution of English football"

Sums up Villa fans perfectly, and exactly the reason no one will shed a tear if they do get relegated.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on March 25, 2011, 11:38:17 AM
Quote
"This is massive, this could be the biggest high profile casualty since the formation of the premier league. Aston Villa are one of the BIG BOYS. Your talking about one of the biggest clubs not only in England but Europe with a massive fan base, massive history, and massive traditions. They're former European Champions who belong in the top 4 not the bottom 4 to see them relegated would rip the heart and soul at of this magnificent institution of English football"

I nearly cried when I heard this General and I urge Randy and the board to act before it's too late.

Jesus Christ. That quote sums up their deluded arrogance perfectly. I would love it if they went down. Love it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on March 25, 2011, 02:28:25 PM
http://twitter.com/#!/Houllier_AVFC
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on March 26, 2011, 05:35:05 PM
Downing,Bent,Young what a load of Bile.We will see you at the Hawthorns very soon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 28, 2011, 04:38:18 PM
Anyone else looking forward to this game in April?

The last game against them we said if we can't beat them now we never will, and I honestly think at the moment they are in a worse state.

If it continues like it has for the next few games I can really see Villa getting a spanking at the Hawthorns.

Sadly they always seem to jam their way out of stuff and can see them surviving.

It's a month away but I'm looking forward to this game more than I am the dingles game.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on March 29, 2011, 10:44:31 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%A9rard_Houllier

Looks like some Vile fan has messed about with his Wikipedia page  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieSean on March 30, 2011, 07:38:06 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQk4axfiqzo&feature=youtu.be

I know its Villa but its a pretty good video that should be played (and replaced with players of the respective teams involved) in the dressing room with Roy.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on April 03, 2011, 11:11:14 PM
Can't wait for next week

Sunderland 1 -3 west brom
Vile              1 - 2 Newcastle
Wolves         1- 0 Everton
Blackburn     0- 1 Blues

Am i the only one that wants the blues and dingles to stay up whilst watchin the deluded arrogant villa scum drop down to play notts forrest ?  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 04, 2011, 02:14:07 AM
Tin pot Wigan and the Vile going down would just suite me fine, I'd love it.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 04, 2011, 05:58:46 AM
we will have best stadium and biggest club in division IF we go down. Still dont think we will ;D

Call the Samaritans somebody  :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 04, 2011, 12:07:01 PM
They are planning a 'take a scarf to Newcastle' day on Sunday.

I have also heard that they are recording a fan song in the Holte Pub before the game to be played for the players in the tunnel as they are waiting to go out onto the pitch before kick off  ;D

Getting desperate this lot ain't they?  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 04, 2011, 05:56:34 PM
Can't wait for next week

Sunderland 1 -3 west brom
Vile              1 - 2 Newcastle
Wolves         1- 0 Everton
Blackburn     0- 1 Blues

Am i the only one that wants the blues and dingles to stay up whilst watchin the deluded arrogant villa scum drop down to play notts forrest ?  :D

Considering their fans have been very cocky for the last 30 years it would be nice if that happened but I think Villa will be safe. Darren Bent is the sort of player who will keep them up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieSean on April 04, 2011, 06:59:09 PM
Vile Park is usually a fortress and really tough place to go, and they played well against Everton - so I think the Newcastle game will be a draw and don't expect another glorious viewing of their 6-0 spanking sadly :(

And they are setting up an 'anthem' - is their support so bad they need one? LOL.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 06, 2011, 12:34:34 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 06, 2011, 12:45:34 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded)

lmao. They are a desperate, desperate club.

As I have said on another site, this song is a club orientated thing and I am told no fans have been involved in the organisation of it.

They really need to be relegated. They deserve it on this song alone.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 06, 2011, 12:53:31 PM
What an awful song, Im so glad we dont do anything like that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 06, 2011, 01:14:42 PM
Oh my god. I don't think I've ever seen something so cringeworthy and small time in my life!! Incredible!!

Jesus christ it sounds like a f**king Christmas Carol!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 06, 2011, 01:32:02 PM
I think its brilliant.  Absolutely hilarious.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 06, 2011, 01:44:20 PM
Do Villa actually have an anthem as such? Other than that hypocritical song about an alcoholic ex player?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 06, 2011, 02:02:54 PM
I am embarrassed for them.Shocking.I suppose they are entering Britons got talent.
Looks like most of them like pies too
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 06, 2011, 02:12:27 PM
Do Villa actually have an anthem as such? Other than that hypocritical song about an alcoholic ex player?

Yeah they do, the lyrics are just "Veeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllaaaaaa" in a high pitched girls voice.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieSean on April 06, 2011, 04:36:17 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded)

Oh **** me, nearly got a bollocking from the boss from the effort to try and not laugh hysterically in the office.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionproud70 on April 06, 2011, 04:50:55 PM
Oh my....
Im so pleased to have seen that...
It really does reafirm my absolute hate for this despicable bunch of arrogant inbred morons...
Really they are a total embarrasment to the region..
And the sooner we show them up for the utter garbage they are the better...
To say it is jaw achingly pathetic is an undersatement...
Trully awfull and so so typical of their percieved status in football...
Really they are  deluded and judging by that video half of them are inmates of one of Gok Wans television shows...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on April 06, 2011, 04:53:48 PM
Oh dear, hahahhaha.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 06, 2011, 04:55:57 PM
I wonder if they'll have the words on the big screen before the match on Sunday?  :D

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on April 06, 2011, 06:39:42 PM
Shameless, desperate, embarrassing. if they think this season is bad by their "standards" wait till they lose Diver Young and "He"s crap" Downing etc in the summer and thats if they survive.
My chest goes tight even writing about these twonks, if they go down the good lord can take me there and then, i wont argue, but they bleedin wont so lets just beat em at ours (26 years and counting).
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 06, 2011, 08:20:56 PM
It just seems a bunch of lines put together without any real meaning. Hilarious video, chap at the front in blue looks like he's some type of conductor!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieSean on April 06, 2011, 10:03:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkBLC3Amdl4 - the original.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on April 06, 2011, 11:45:12 PM
Try harder...that was S***e............next!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 07, 2011, 01:33:22 AM
Fair play to them for the effort, the song however is shockingly poor.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on April 07, 2011, 03:16:28 AM
no wonder they only clap....veeeellla ha
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 07, 2011, 10:45:54 AM
lmao. They are a desperate, desperate club.

As I have said on another site, this song is a club orientated thing and I am told no fans have been involved in the organisation of it.

They really need to be relegated. They deserve it on this song alone.  :D
It has all been organised by the fans, not the club. The fans are organising the 'bring a scarf' for the Newcastle game and the fans have organised the Bells Are Ringing song. It used to be sung by our fans in the 60's, 70's and 80's and it was decided thats the song our fans wanted brought back. The fans arranged the meeting on monday and the recording, all the club have done is allow the fans to use the Holte Suite on monday, publicised both initiatives and said they'll play the song before the game on sunday.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 07, 2011, 11:04:42 AM
How do you feel about it BCV?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 07, 2011, 11:11:12 AM
It has all been organised by the fans, not the club. The fans are organising the 'bring a scarf' for the Newcastle game and the fans have organised the Bells Are Ringing song. It used to be sung by our fans in the 60's, 70's and 80's and it was decided thats the song our fans wanted brought back. The fans arranged the meeting on monday and the recording, all the club have done is allow the fans to use the Holte Suite on monday, publicised both initiatives and said they'll play the song before the game on sunday.

From the information I was given, it was suggested by the club that the fans would get together and get some kind of initiative together. The song choice maybe from the fans, but the initial idea and work was done by the club. I'm not going to name the person who told me but I know several people at the club.

As for the bring a scalf day, wasn't that a facebook group with about 700 fans on it?

As I say it crys out desperation to me.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 07, 2011, 11:25:50 AM
From the information I was given, it was suggested by the club that the fans would get together and get some kind of initiative together. The song choice maybe from the fans, but the initial idea and work was done by the club. I'm not going to name the person who told me but I know several people at the club.

As for the bring a scalf day, wasn't that a facebook group with about 700 fans on it?

As I say it crys out desperation to me.
Polls were done on our message boards and it was decided TBAR was the best choice, a few guys off different boards then pushed it and pushed it and contacted the club with the idea. The club said they would publicise any fan initiative and back it but wanted it to be fan organised, and the fans wanted it that way aswell. The same guys then asked the club if it would be possible to get fans down at VP and get a recording of the song done, and again the club said yes. Like i said the fans have done all the work and it was all the fans' idea, the club have just backed it and supported the idea.
As for the scarf idea, a lad suggested that everyone should take a scarf on sunday to add a bit more atmosphere and it just took off from there. Again the club put it on the website publicising it, but it was all fan organised again.

As for how i feel about it, i think anything that adds a bit of noise to VP can only be a good thing. Theres been zero atmosphere this season, and for most games for years, and anything has to be better than that and the negative booing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 07, 2011, 11:41:35 AM
Again the club put it on the website publicising it, but it was all fan organised again.

As for how i feel about it, i think anything that adds a bit of noise to VP can only be a good thing. Theres been zero atmosphere this season, and for most games for years, and anything has to be better than that and the negative booing.

We'll have to agree to disagree on that one then :-)

I've been to Villa Park on a few occations this season and to be honest you are right about the atmosphere at Villa Park, with the exception of Spurs on boxing day, I thought the fans were ok that day to be fair.

I have had some good fun rubbing it in with the current situation. But anything to help the atmosphere should only be a good thing, right?

I am not sure about the choice of song to be honest, as it does come across as cringeworthy and I got the impression from the video not everyone knew the words.

I shall be there on Sunday (obviously hoping for a Newcastle win) but I cannot see this idea working to be honest.

We shall see.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 07, 2011, 12:01:43 PM
We'll have to agree to disagree on that one then :-)

I've been to Villa Park on a few occations this season and to be honest you are right about the atmosphere at Villa Park, with the exception of Spurs on boxing day, I thought the fans were ok that day to be fair.

I have had some good fun rubbing it in with the current situation. But anything to help the atmosphere should only be a good thing, right?

I am not sure about the choice of song to be honest, as it does come across as cringeworthy and I got the impression from the video not everyone knew the words.

I shall be there on Sunday (obviously hoping for a Newcastle win) but I cannot see this idea working to be honest.

We shall see.
The song was chosen because it has lots of history with us. Our fans used to sing it back in the day and there are many tales of it being sung for 30 minutes plus at places like Anfield, and whenever we used to win a home game the Aston church used to ring its bells which is where the song came from. It may not get everyone singing on sunday and it may take a while to take off properly, we'll see. Either way though, some noise is better than no noise and it will be another song for us to sing at away games aswell because imo our away support is up there with the best in the country, like we were fantastic at Everton but our song book can get a bit repetitive.

Where you sitting on sunday? I hope you're taking a scarf ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 07, 2011, 12:09:40 PM
The cameo role by the one singing Claret & Blue Claret & blue makes me laugh my socks off
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 07, 2011, 12:18:50 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on April 07, 2011, 12:24:51 PM
SURELY this is some kind of typing mistake?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0QLypXn8g&feature=relmfu (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm0QLypXn8g&feature=relmfu)
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Villa View - Why late goals could have cost Houllier's men a Champions League spot


Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 07, 2011, 12:52:59 PM
Surely a better title is "The Bells are Singing"  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 07, 2011, 01:01:36 PM
It all just seems like some plastic, internet driven attempt at getting some kind of identity to the club and from the outside looks terrible and cringeworthy. When people ask us why we sing Psalm 23 there is normally a story behind it, the most popular I have heard is the theory that we were one of the first teams to play on a Sunday and the fans rather jokingly decided to sing something biblical for it and it kicked off from there. Blues have their stories of the team singing KRO being sung by the Cup Final team in 54(?). If it does kick off and in ten years time people ask 'why do Villa sing that song about the bells?', it's going to look lame when people say 'oh well we got this poll going on a messageboard, and then the club let us sing outside the ground on a tuesday afternoon...'. There is just absolutely no folklore to it and it looks plastic.

Real identity comes from the terraces. Not the messageboards.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 07, 2011, 02:33:16 PM
It all just seems like some plastic, internet driven attempt at getting some kind of identity to the club and from the outside looks terrible and cringeworthy. When people ask us why we sing Psalm 23 there is normally a story behind it, the most popular I have heard is the theory that we were one of the first teams to play on a Sunday and the fans rather jokingly decided to sing something biblical for it and it akicked off from there. Blues have their stories of the team singing KRO being sung by the Cup Final team in 54(?). If it does kick off and in ten years time people ask 'why do Villa sing that song about the bells?', it's going to look lame when people say 'oh well we got this poll going on a messageboard, and then the club let us sing outside the ground on a tuesday afternoon...'. There is just absolutely no folklore to it and it looks plastic.

Real identity comes from the terraces. Not the messageboards.
Back in the day whenever we won at home Aston church would ring it's bells after the game, and our fans sung that song all through the 60's, 70's and 80's and then it died out. The recording of the song has got the Aston church bells ringing on it. So it may have started up again on the internet but there is history and folklore behind it.

Like i say any fans who try and get a bit of atmosphere in their ground are fine by me, look at Chelsea last night, a massive game against a big English rival and they barely mustered a song. Support, especially at home, is on it's arse in this country.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 07, 2011, 02:34:42 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 07, 2011, 02:46:19 PM
We seem to lose everytime i go aswell.


Could you manage to go to all the remaining games? Please.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionproud70 on April 07, 2011, 03:01:58 PM
We seem to lose everytime i go aswell.
Please come to the Hawthorns then and keep up the momentum.... ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on April 08, 2011, 12:06:46 AM
Back in the day whenever we won at home Aston church would ring it's bells after the game, and our fans sung that song all through the 60's, 70's and 80's and then it died out. The recording of the song has got the Aston church bells ringing on it. So it may have started up again on the internet but there is history and folklore behind it.

Like i say any fans who try and get a bit of atmosphere in their ground are fine by me, look at Chelsea last night, a massive game against a big English rival and they barely mustered a song. Support, especially at home, is on it's arse in this country.
And you think these problems can be solved with scarves?

Interesting
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 08, 2011, 07:41:17 AM
How would villa fans know about aston church? They are all black country traitors on a daytrip.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on April 10, 2011, 08:51:33 PM
Did anyone hear the bells are ringing today before kick off :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 10, 2011, 08:55:12 PM
Villa Park is allways full of bells.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 10, 2011, 09:20:41 PM
Rumors of Friedal out on a free to Liverpool in the summer as Reina wants out.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 10, 2011, 09:22:59 PM
If Liverpool are replacing Reina with Friedel then it really is all over for them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 10, 2011, 09:39:17 PM
Big win for the Villa today, Newcastle didnt play very well though today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 11, 2011, 08:16:21 PM
The Villa players looked really nervous yesterday, they have a massive game at Upton Park on Saturday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on April 12, 2011, 12:19:25 AM
They're not out of it yet. Poor side who could easily lose the rest of their games this season

(Yes, I am clutching on to the last bit of hope that these bar stewards go down!)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 12, 2011, 12:27:00 AM
As much as I don't wish it, after beating Newcastle, given the players they have, I think they may well now be fine especially given the opposition they face in the rest of the run in. :(

I suppose, at worst, if they do beat the likes of West Ham, Wigan, Stoke it further cements our place in staying up.

Still, beating them at home would be pretty dandy. :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 14, 2011, 01:24:57 PM
Why haven't we had a laugh at this yet?

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2334367,00.html

*snigger*
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 14, 2011, 01:50:07 PM
Why haven't we had a laugh at this yet?

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2334367,00.html

*snigger*

But remember, it's "100% fan driven, nothing to do with the club"  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionproud70 on April 14, 2011, 02:02:25 PM
Why haven't we had a laugh at this yet?

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2334367,00.html

*snigger*
Couldnt watch that all the way through...
Im embarrassed just watching it...
Trying to create a myth about their superiority by hashing together some "historical" fact about bloody bells..
More chance of hearing wailing from a minaret calling em to friday prayer than an atmosphere at the Sea Life Centre...
Pathetic support  and poor showing in respect of trying to create an atmosphere...
And our own fans slammed the TBS..... ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 14, 2011, 03:08:11 PM
A little cringe worthy but fair play for giving it ago.We should have something to get us fans going,any ideas.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 14, 2011, 03:17:58 PM
Apart from maybe turning the volume down on the pre-match music there's only one thing I would be in favour for but it's never going to happen so it's not worth discussing and I'm not going to be the one to open that can of worms.

I would never in a million years want to stoop as low as the Vile here. We don't need to.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 14, 2011, 03:25:20 PM
Apart from maybe turning the volume down on the pre-match music there's only one thing I would be in favour for but it's never going to happen so it's not worth discussing and I'm not going to be the one to open that can of worms.

I would never in a million years want to stoop as low as the Vile here. We don't need to.

Pretty much agree with that to be honest.

Maybe we could all get together and record the Lord's my Shepard to be played before kick off, a bit like Liverpool do with there song.  :o  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on April 14, 2011, 04:03:22 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 14, 2011, 04:06:07 PM
Quick, everyone have a whip round, get this man a season ticket.

Thanks, but no need. I get free tickets. I wouldn't go otherwise  :D

I didn't end up going on Sunday in the end, which is why the ended up winning.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on April 16, 2011, 08:08:12 PM
4 weeks ago ...we are too good to go down
2 weeks ago ...the banners right he needs to go now hes lost the team and we are in danger
this week .... its houlier all the way next season we will be in the top 6 where we belong ..

Now I know football fans can sometimes be fickle but bloody hell, I relly wanted them to drop evn if it meant the dingles staying up just to put their stupid fans back in there cage , never mind lets settle for beating them and sending the dingles down...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 16, 2011, 08:56:53 PM
After todays result it looks like the Villa are staying up, its amazing how fickle some fans can be.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 19, 2011, 02:47:28 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 19, 2011, 03:16:30 PM
They are the most fickle fans around. They really are. I wonder how many that are around now would support the team if they were relegated. Not many I would guess.

We've had a good season in terms of rubbing their noses in it, and they've hated every second.

I am sure that they are starting to dislike us a little more this season. I will guess that should we beat them next week they will start to hate us maybe?

I know my Villa mates have started to hate Albion just because of the stick I have given them.

A perfect ending to this season would be us to finish above them. However that is know looking unlikely.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 21, 2011, 08:32:16 AM
Houllier said to be comfortable in hospital after being taken ill overnight.

Knowing his history of heart trouble let's hope its not too serious and he gets back in the dugout soon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 21, 2011, 08:49:30 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-13154952

Hopefully he's ok and hes back at villa soon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 21, 2011, 08:56:28 AM
Hopefully it isn't anything to do with his previous heart issues and he's back at work as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2011, 10:04:19 AM
I hope he gets better soon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on April 21, 2011, 11:37:59 AM
Get well soon Gerard. Just seen the article on the Sky Sports website and some Villa fans have been leaving negative comments and disliking comments made by other Villa fans wishing him a swift recovery. Only Villa fans could do this.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 21, 2011, 11:43:41 AM
Some will come out with typically vile, dismissive comments whilst others make hypocrites of themselves by creating some sort of love in.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on April 21, 2011, 11:58:56 AM
A perfect ending to this season would be us to finish above them. However that is know looking unlikely.

They're a point ahead of us, with 5 games to go, one of which is against them. How is that unlikely? It could go either way. Shame that in their worst season for a long time (and probably for a while now) they won't get relegated.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on April 21, 2011, 12:08:27 PM
Hopefully it isn't anything to do with his previous heart issues and he's back at work as soon as possible.
According to Tom Ross on Twitter:

Paul Faulkner rang me to say that Gerard had been taken to hospital with chest pains, it was not a heart attack but is having tests
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on April 21, 2011, 12:09:34 PM
This could be a bad omen :( last time this happened was to Joe Kinnear, Hughton came in for him and turned us over at home!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 21, 2011, 12:21:12 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albion05 on April 21, 2011, 02:29:42 PM
I'm reliably informed that it's nothing life threatening, he's just got a really bad side.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2011, 03:30:52 PM
I'm reliably informed that it's nothing life threatening, he's just got a really bad side.
That is very good mate
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on April 21, 2011, 03:32:38 PM
Whoooooooooooooosh
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on April 21, 2011, 05:24:13 PM
Good to know he's ok :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 30, 2011, 07:19:55 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=68418&sid=8717dabb9542df5ff8fc672da06e7f63

 :D :D :D

Here is a personal favourite.

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Not lost to the Albion for 26 years and today we lost to a 10 man Albion. What a fucking disgrace and what a fucking embarrassment.

Stick your fucking season ticket up your arse Lerner you blind prick. You appointed Houllier and McAllister and you haven't got the fucking brains to sack them.

They are ruining this club and you are like Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

Aston Vile - We're not fickle.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 30, 2011, 07:33:10 PM
I think Gerard and Randy are a partnership made in heaven and are doing a fantastic job between them  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 30, 2011, 07:36:00 PM
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We really havent turned up today at all.

Awful performance against relegation fodder.

http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&p=2621175&highlight=fodder#2621175

 'relegation fodder'?  The arrogance of them.  :-X

That win against West Ham the other week was huge for them, they've got Arsenal and Liverpool to face in their last 3 games + a relegation 6 pointer with Wigan.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 30, 2011, 07:42:47 PM
Collymore : Villa lose to the Baggies for the first time in 26 years.  Dont worry Villa fans it'll be another 26 years til they beat us again.

Sums up the arrogance of Villa fans completely.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on April 30, 2011, 07:43:28 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=68418&sid=8717dabb9542df5ff8fc672da06e7f63

 :D :D :D

Here is a personal favourite.

Not lost to the Albion for 26 years and today we lost to a 10 man Albion. What a ****ing disgrace and what a ****ing embarrassment.

Stick your ****ing season ticket up your arse Lerner you blind prick. You appointed Houllier and McAllister and you haven't got the ****ing brains to sack them.

They are ruining this club and you are like Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

Aston Vile - We're not fickle.
Big Rons not taking it too well is he?  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on April 30, 2011, 07:44:16 PM
Collymore : Villa lose to the Baggies for the first time in 26 years.  Dont worry Villa fans it'll be another 26 years til they beat us again.

Sums up the arrogance of Villa fans completely.


Ha ha ha. He's always been a knob. Hurting are you Stanley?  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on April 30, 2011, 08:02:38 PM
Those quotes sum up the Vile perfectly. Two words to describe them - 'fickle' and 'arrogant'. Well Vile, smelly, insufferable, obnoxious are good words too, but 'fickle' and 'arrogant' are the main ones. Hope they're looking forward to their relegation 6 pointer against Wigan :P.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 22, 2011, 08:21:25 PM
Now Blues have gone down lets make this lot hate us more :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 22, 2011, 08:23:13 PM
Lots of gloating tonight about being pride of the midlands. Oh well, shame we didnt take that chance. Seems like whatever we do we will never wrestle that from them.

Still, above Blues, Wolves, Stoke, Notts Forest etc. Very good year.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 22, 2011, 08:25:53 PM
Got to give it to the gits for beating Arsenal and Liverpool
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: VillafanJack on May 22, 2011, 08:32:02 PM
Got to give it to the gits for beating Arsenal and Liverpool

Thanks
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on May 22, 2011, 08:34:33 PM
Got to say I would have had nailed on top Mildand team with 4 points out of the last 2 games but theyve beaten Arsenal and Liverpool to claim it.

We must remember how far we've come after we've had our best season in 30 years and they've had one of there worst yet still finished above us.

The fact remains they are a massive club compared to us and to finish so close is a massive achievement.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 28, 2011, 10:52:30 AM
Carew, Pires and Reo Coker have all left Aston Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 28, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
Reo Coker is a strange one can only think they are going to spend money this summer
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on May 28, 2011, 09:58:10 PM
I think they need to spend some money, in the pre season, they could do with another striker and keeper.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on May 29, 2011, 02:41:19 AM
They still have a great squad, as much as it pains me to admit. Sure, Reo Coker is a loss - but Carew and Pires aren't really. If they can get a few good signings they'll be in for a top 7 finish.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on May 29, 2011, 06:52:28 AM
the spirit wasn't good last season, and they will lose both Young and Downing this summer. I dont see great leadership by Houllier. They will be in transition/turmoil a while longer, maybe a good while longer...





Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 31, 2011, 09:29:07 AM
Birmingham Mail reporting that Gerard Houllier is set to leave the club by mutual consent due to health reasons which would be unsurprising but Villa seem to be saying no decision has been made yet.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on May 31, 2011, 09:42:38 AM
Birmingham Mail reporting that Gerard Houllier is set to leave the club by mutual consent due to health reasons which would be unsurprising but Villa seem to be saying no decision has been made yet.

I heard a few months back that Moyes from Everton was lined up and Houllier was due to go the day he had his problems. Wether the news had an effect who knows.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 31, 2011, 09:59:05 AM
They wanted Mark Hughes before Houllier but he had only just joined Fulham but I believe he only signed a two year deal so compensation would probably be less than Moyes who has a couple of years left to run on his.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on May 31, 2011, 11:52:27 AM
Hughes, Rafa Benitez, and Moyes are the early betting favourites.

I heard an interview with Benitez a month or so ago and he's definitely looking for work with a club over here, he lives here with is family, his wife insists they stop here.#

For some reason I can see McClaren going there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mat15(MH) on May 31, 2011, 12:09:41 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 31, 2011, 12:13:56 PM
Hope they dont get Hugh's as a managerless Fulham might be tempted to tempt Roy back
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 31, 2011, 12:14:59 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 31, 2011, 12:17:51 PM
Hope they dont get Hugh's as a managerless Fulham might be tempted to tempt Roy back

Something I hadn't considered until CL mentioned it on his web chat earlier. One thing I would say is that I do think he would want to try and do well here again next season to continue re-building his reputation after the Liverpool job and then see what is available after that such as the England job or a bigger club in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on May 31, 2011, 02:43:12 PM
Hope they dont get Hugh's as a managerless Fulham might be tempted to tempt Roy back

Could Villa look at the job Hodgson has done with us and want him?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on May 31, 2011, 05:24:13 PM
Could Villa look at the job Hodgson has done with us and want him?

I'd say so yes, it was only last season he was the Manager of the Year and despite the issues at Liverpool he's clearly done great with us.

Some folk say Roy isn't interested in a long term contract at his age, but personally I think any manager would prefer a 3 or 4 year deal over a rolling one year deal (which I think he has with us). 

However, Roy is good friends with Houllier I think, so I'm not quite sure he'd jump straight into his old job if Gerard did get the push.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on May 31, 2011, 07:48:57 PM
Will be interesting to see who they get. I vote avram grant!!  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on May 31, 2011, 08:27:13 PM
Will be interesting to see who they get. I vote avram grant!!  ;D  ;D
At least the face fits. ; :( ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 01, 2011, 03:15:03 PM
Houllier gone apparently. Just waiting for Villa to announce it.

Hughes bookies favourite.

Leaves the door open for Roy to return to the cottage.

 :'(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 01, 2011, 03:19:43 PM
Houllier gone apparently. Just waiting for Villa to announce it.

Hughes bookies favourite.

Leaves the door open for Roy to return to the cottage.

 :'(
dont be stupid! you really think he would go back?? :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 01, 2011, 08:56:14 PM
Houllier has officially gone now, I would like to take the time to thank Gerard for the job he did while his health allowed it at Villa Park. If only his health hadn't deteriorated he could have finished the job by taking the ******* down.

Now the campaign begins, Avram for Villa!!!!!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 01, 2011, 09:02:08 PM
Roy felt like he had achieved all he could at Fulham thats why he left.

Lee Clark could go there if Hughes leaves for Villa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on June 01, 2011, 09:06:13 PM
Avram for Villa!

Can't see why Moyes would go unless Kenwright tells him he has no money to spend at Everton, once again. 5/1

Benitez wont come back to England only a year after leaving. 5/1

Mark Hughes seems to be the favourite but at this current moment in time I wouldn't leave Fulham for the Villa, swapping Europe for a midtable club in the suburb of Birmingham. 1/2

Others are; Steve McClaren and Martinez 7/2, Ancelotti 20/1 and Martin Jol 25/1

Unfortunately Avram is down at 80/1.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 01, 2011, 09:11:37 PM
Kevin McDonald might be an outside one as he was unlucky to not get it before Houllier
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on June 01, 2011, 09:12:24 PM
Kevin McDonald might be an outside one as he was unlucky to not get it before Houllier

Think he was 20/1 when I had a look just.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 01, 2011, 09:13:31 PM
Not a fan of Mark Hughes and not a fan of the Vile either, perfect hatred for next season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 01, 2011, 09:19:00 PM
dear Santa

My friends down the road have had a really bad year !!
I would like you to give them something from us baggies
how about
Mick Mcarthy
dave Jones
Steve bruce
Alex mccleish
Avram grant
or steve bull

thanks  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dexy on June 01, 2011, 09:32:33 PM
In all seriousness the one person we dont want getting the job is Mark Hughes..........
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on June 01, 2011, 09:35:44 PM
In all seriousness the one person we dont want getting the job is Mark Hughes..........

Not a weird Hodgson back to Fulham conspiracy surely?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 01, 2011, 09:40:46 PM
Not a weird Hodgson back to Fulham conspiracy surely?


Martin Jol to return then :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 01, 2011, 10:11:54 PM
Avram Grant please!

Does wonders with claret and poo
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 02, 2011, 12:16:02 PM
Who does Houllier think he is leaving. I was seriously enjoying their demise!  :P

I reckon it'll there for Mark Hughes myself.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 02, 2011, 02:06:58 PM
Just watching the Vile fans on SSN talking about who they want as new manager.

"David Moyes"

"Ancelotti"

"We're a big club, have a big stadium, got the money why not even Mourinho?"

Absolute muppets the lot of them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 02, 2011, 02:16:14 PM
Mark Hughes and Martin Jol will be managing Fulham and Villa in my opinion, which way round that is though I dont know!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 02, 2011, 02:42:24 PM
Mark Hughes and Martin Jol will be managing Fulham and Villa in my opinion, which way round that is though I dont know!

I dunno if Fulham would afford Jol. I reckon theyd go for Martinez if Sparky goes to Villa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 02, 2011, 05:31:33 PM
I think they should keep hold of Mcallister, he did oright for the Villa when he filled in for Gerrad
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 02, 2011, 05:34:24 PM
I think they should keep hold of Mcallister, he did oright for the Villa when he filled in for Gerrad

He did indeed, by gifting us the game at The Hawthorns with his substitutions. The Villa fans will tell you that he has choked so many times for them this season with the majority of their fans been surprised by the final two results. It appears that one or two don't get on with McAllister, I'm looking at Richard Dunne more so.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 02, 2011, 05:52:29 PM
It looks like it's Hughes, he's quit Fulham.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 02, 2011, 06:09:03 PM
It looks like it's Hughes, he's quit Fulham.



Who do this lot think they are.They are still living on a lucky European Cup win.RDM for Fulham???
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 02, 2011, 08:05:23 PM


Who do this lot think they are.They are still living on a lucky European Cup win.RDM for Fulham???

More chance of rdm coming back here I'd have thought.

Maybe pessimistic but I fear the worst to be honest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 02, 2011, 08:09:16 PM
More chance of rdm coming back here I'd have thought.

Maybe pessimistic but I fear the worst to be honest.


What is it you fear my dear :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 02, 2011, 09:03:21 PM

What is it you fear my dear :D

Exactly. What is the worst that can happen?
Roy decides to leave us? He's going to do that one day anyway.
Then we will begin the process to find a suitable replacement.
We've got a good track record in that department...JP will do the business again  8)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 02, 2011, 09:18:13 PM
lee clark
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dexy on June 02, 2011, 10:16:55 PM
Not a weird Hodgson back to Fulham conspiracy surely?
Nothing weird about it..........
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 02, 2011, 11:48:29 PM
When it comes to Mark Hughes it was never going to be clear cut surely, I assume his contract with Fulham runs the same as players and won't expire until June 30th so Villa wouldn't be able to approach him officially until after that. Villa will probably claim they are looking at all of their options until then, I would be very surprised if Hughes doesn't end up their next manager now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 03, 2011, 01:03:09 PM
Ancelotti second favourite for the job now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 03, 2011, 01:12:30 PM
I heard on the radio this morning stating that Hughes has a clause in his contract which stops him from talking to clubs for a 30day period.

Villa could be without a manager for a while.  :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 03, 2011, 02:39:41 PM
Quite a lot who could get the job imo but still praying for avram!!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 03, 2011, 10:57:21 PM
It would pain me to see Martin Jol go there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 06, 2011, 01:06:36 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on June 06, 2011, 01:09:31 PM
I think McClaren will do a decent job for them, did so for Middlesboro when in similar circumstances may even convince Downing to stay.

Shame for McClaren will suffer big outcry in this country for any appointment due to the mess with the England job.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 06, 2011, 01:37:54 PM
I think McClaren will do a decent job for them, did so for Middlesboro when in similar circumstances may even convince Downing to stay.

Shame for McClaren will suffer big outcry in this country for any appointment due to the mess with the England job.

The Wolly with the Brolly.Will suit them down to the ground
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on June 06, 2011, 04:15:38 PM
Got told today by a villa fan that Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the country because they have the 2nd best ground in the league, their pitch is quality and they have the most loyal support in the country. I couldnt keep a straight face.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 06, 2011, 04:19:22 PM
What's John Gregory up to these days?  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 06, 2011, 04:19:56 PM
Steve Mclaren did a great job at Middlesbrough, he did ok in Europe, it has only been the England job where he failed.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 07, 2011, 08:00:34 AM
Steve Mclaren did a great job at Middlesbrough, he did ok in Europe, it has only been the England job where he failed.


The wolly with the brolly failed at Wolfsburg.Great appointment for them.I am loving listening to their fans concerns on Talksport :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 07, 2011, 09:53:40 AM
According to some on the Vile forums and facebook etc they are threatening to boycott games if they take on Mclaren.  :D

Personally I think they'll get Benitez as they always seem to jam there way out of things. I'm hoping for Mclaren or Grant  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 07, 2011, 09:58:55 AM
Great. Fulham get Jol and the Vile get the Wolly :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 07, 2011, 10:24:08 AM
Mclaren would be a top appointment, top manager except for England & in Germany. Did a top job for Boro and FC Twente.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 07, 2011, 10:26:24 AM
Mclaren would be a top appointment, top manager except for England & in Germany. Did a top job for Boro and FC Twente.

I am sure their fans share your view :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 07, 2011, 10:26:57 AM
Mclaren would be a top appointment, top manager except for England & in Germany. Did a top job for Boro and FC Twente.

Have Twente moved?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tommcneill on June 07, 2011, 10:35:42 AM
No they are still in Holland...

Shmoke and a pancake??
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 07, 2011, 05:12:08 PM
Their arrogance and delusion is being mocked on talksport, hillarious listening.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 08, 2011, 05:36:47 PM
Learner has told McClaren there's no point in him even turning up to be interviewed for the job as there's no chance of him getting it.  He was due to be interviewed tomorrow.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 08, 2011, 05:42:54 PM
Benetez favourite in the betting now, at evens or below, 1/2 with some bookies.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 08, 2011, 05:53:24 PM
Benetez favourite in the betting now, at evens or below, 1/2 with some bookies.

According to brmb he is out of the running.

Wouldn't surprise me if they go after the america manager.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 08, 2011, 06:38:23 PM
According to some on the Vile forums and facebook etc they are threatening to boycott games if they take on Mclaren.  :D
Personally I think they'll get Benitez as they always seem to jam there way out of things. I'm hoping for Mclaren or Grant  ;)

This really would be hilarious! They really do have their heads stuck up their own @rses. As much as i think that wolly is crap but they could at least give the bloke a chance. Villa away could be fun especially if half of the seals dont even bother to turn up  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 08, 2011, 10:30:24 PM
They have been given permission to speak to Roberto Martinez about the job.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: SedgleyAlbion on June 08, 2011, 10:36:17 PM
Just heard from a reliable source the Vile have been given permission to talk to Martinez.  Bet be rubbish, but he's normally pretty reliable
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 08, 2011, 10:37:44 PM
Its true mate, the Villa reporter for the Brum Mail confirmed it about half an hour ago.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 08, 2011, 10:43:12 PM
Not sure about this to be honest.

I expect a full riot will be planned by the fans in protest of not getting a 'big' manager. :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 08, 2011, 10:44:57 PM
al habsi, nzogbia, rodellega to villa then.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 08, 2011, 10:45:43 PM
I had heard they either wanted to or had spoken to Owen Coyle about the job too.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mike on June 08, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
would be an excellent appointment.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 08, 2011, 10:48:02 PM
I had heard they either wanted to or had spoken to Owen Coyle about the job too.
Coyle would be a fantastic appointment for them. So we don't want that to happen.

As for Martinez I don't rate him as a manager and can see him being hated from the off. There are problems at villa a lot deeper than the manager and I hope they continue to struggle on the pitch!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 08, 2011, 11:02:36 PM
I agree I really don't rate Martinez and think he got very lucky with Wigan this season, he is certainly someone I don't think the Villa fans will take to given their insistence that they are a big club and deserve a big name manager.

Owen Coyle on the other hand would be a massive loss to Bolton and probably the manager I rate most out of those linked with the Villa job.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on June 08, 2011, 11:20:49 PM
I do think Coyle is a decent manager and seems a very nice guy but i think his reputation is exaggerated a bit.

He got Burnley up and fair play to him but he also left when they were on the slope and this season Bolton supposedly had a great season and one point looked like they were heading for top 6 yet finished below us, yes they got to the semi of the fa cup but we got quarters of the carling cup, if you dont get to a final dont mean a thing!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 08, 2011, 11:26:20 PM
Just a personal opinion on Coyle, I really do think he will go on to be a top manager although you are right Bolton went on a stinker of a run towards the end of the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on June 08, 2011, 11:43:26 PM
I  think he may well do and i hope he does because as i say i think he really seems to love football, seems a nice guy and very gracious win, lose or draw.

I just think his reputation has been built up a bit too much, there was talk of him as manager of the year for the job he done at Bolton which as i say i think is decent but nothing great, yet!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 09, 2011, 12:36:06 AM
According to brmb he is out of the running.

Benitez wanted 30 million minimum to spend on players apparently.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 09, 2011, 07:36:38 AM
Karma this is - love it!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 09, 2011, 08:32:52 AM
Martinez would be a shocking appointment for a club like Villa. Lets keep our fingers crossed eh?  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on June 09, 2011, 08:43:47 AM
Actually i think Martinez is a good manager, he plays good football, and his budget at Wigan isnt brilliant, personally i think he would do a good job at Villa (sadily).
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 09, 2011, 08:57:37 AM
He is our type of manager.I would be happy if i were a Vile fan if Martinez got the job
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on June 09, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
just imagine if martinez turned villa down
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 09, 2011, 09:29:33 AM
just imagine if martinez turned villa down

Bryan Robson front runner? Maybe they can tempt Brian Little back from Blue Square North's Gainsborough Trinity. The possibilities are hilariously endless. My bet with my V*lla housemate gets more and more hilarious.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 09, 2011, 09:36:56 AM
just imagine if martinez turned villa down


He may well do.Just heard there is not much money to spend
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 09, 2011, 10:39:23 AM
They may aswell appoint N'Zogbia as manager bexause he kept wigan up inspite of martinez.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 09, 2011, 10:57:58 AM
I doubt Martinez would turn Villa down regardless of how little money they have to spend thats a huge job for him. Personally I think its too big a job for him and i can see Villa really struggling if they appoint him. For Villa to be even considering a man like Martinez shows how their status as a club has fallen.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 09, 2011, 12:11:46 PM
Breaking News: Sky Sports sources understand Aston Villa forward Ashley Young's representatives have held talks with Manchester United. More to follow shortly.


oh dear, oh dear.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on June 09, 2011, 12:14:55 PM
Breaking News: Sky Sports sources understand Aston Villa forward Ashley Young's representatives have held talks with Manchester United. More to follow shortly.


oh dear, oh dear.  ;D

I bet Rooney, Rio and Vidic will be at the wedding this week end
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 09, 2011, 12:17:51 PM
Big clubs are supposed to hold on to their better players
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 09, 2011, 05:15:47 PM
Martinez in, diving **** out.....................happy days  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 09, 2011, 05:20:10 PM
Villa play counter attacking football Martinez doesnt. If he is appointed it would take a while for for him to stamp his brand of football onto the team, by which stage players will be gone.

I hear downing is wanting out also. Won't be long before bent wants out too.

Personally I think villa are waiting for Hughes to be able to talk 'officially' to them at the end of the month.

We shall see. In the mean time I shall enjoy watching manager after manager turn them down lol.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 09, 2011, 05:35:43 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mat15(MH) on June 09, 2011, 06:55:14 PM
http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/80110,sport,football,can-roberto-martinez-really-satisfy-aston-villas-delusions-of-grandeur

 :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on June 09, 2011, 11:28:53 PM
I don't rate Martinez, never have really.

Since taking on the Wigan job he seems to have gradually got them worse year after year. Would love it if he got the Villa job!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 10, 2011, 07:23:52 AM
Damn villa fans at college are so arrogant; think they should be in the top 4 or something.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 10, 2011, 09:20:25 AM
I will laugh and laugh and laugh if Martinez turns them down.

Dave Whelen is pretty confident of hanging on to him.Made me laugh when he said Martinez is destined for a bigger club than Villa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 10, 2011, 09:49:37 AM
Wigan to Villa is a bit of a sideways step for him surely. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 10, 2011, 11:30:50 AM
Although I think he has done well keeping Wigan up for two seasons, I wouldnt want him as an Albion manager.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 10, 2011, 11:59:12 AM
young agrees to join united.  ;D

another reason to laugh at veela & another reason to despise utd
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 10, 2011, 12:14:35 PM
It is reported that Martinez has turned Villa down.What a shambles :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 10, 2011, 12:36:41 PM
It is reported that Martinez has turned Villa down.What a shambles :D


If thats true I'm really surprised, Villa must be in one almighty mess if someone turns them down for Wigan!  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 10, 2011, 12:43:23 PM
Its official Martinez has turned them down. :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 10, 2011, 12:44:51 PM
Ha ha ha. Its getting so desperate they'll be knocking on Strachan's door soon.  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BearwoodBaggie on June 10, 2011, 12:45:24 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 10, 2011, 12:45:44 PM
I'm slightly disappointed by the Martinez news, I think they could have been in trouble next season with him at the helm.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 10, 2011, 12:50:40 PM
Its been said on the vile site he has never had an interview, yes pull the other one
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggieman1805 on June 10, 2011, 12:52:36 PM
It's official then, Wigan are a bigger club than Villa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 10, 2011, 12:52:55 PM
The news gets better. I am loving this.

Keep the news coming guys  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 10, 2011, 01:25:02 PM
A few quotes from forums:

Quote
the longer this goes on the worse it will look for any potential new manager... 1st choice? 2nd... the way its looking we will end up with number 5 or 6 on the clubs shortlist. what manager will come in knowing they wasnt top of the list?

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Now I'm REALLY worried.......are we going to end up with McLaren or maybe an American who knows nowt about the PL? I notice MARTIN SWAIN in the Express and Star was having a go at this forum and others for turning Lerner against McLaren in the first place......thank God for forums is what I say then!!!!


 :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Legend on June 10, 2011, 01:31:44 PM
I think McLaren would possibly be a great appointment for them as he has something to prove to people in England. I think they'll end up with Mark Hughes though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 10, 2011, 03:34:46 PM
First and foremost well done to Roberto Martinez for showing abit of loyalty to Wigan. He could of easily jumped ship.

As for Villa, well!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 10, 2011, 03:51:07 PM
(http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/3838/unledfkv.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 10, 2011, 04:48:53 PM
An old lady was seen struggling with her shopping bags walking past Vile park this lunchtime, when a member of staff came out and said
"can you manage love?"
 
she said "pi$$ off .........i dont want the job"

 ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 10, 2011, 05:02:12 PM
Its official Martinez has turned them down. :D :D

This made my day, so funny!! Was taking the mick out of all the seals i know and got the most arrogant response i could imagine "we didnt want him anyways because we're too big for him" i could help but completely break down into tears of laughter  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on June 10, 2011, 05:25:18 PM
Hoddle next? :p
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 10, 2011, 07:20:16 PM
Suddenly Avram Grant is looking more and more appealing for them!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 10, 2011, 07:37:47 PM
Whilst it is fun to mock the afflicted just be careful they don't start looking for a manager thats based in the midlands with a very good pedigree ..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on June 10, 2011, 07:48:41 PM
This made my day, so funny!! Was taking the mick out of all the seals i know and got the most arrogant response i could imagine "we didnt want him anyways because we're too big for him" i could help but completely break down into tears of laughter  ;D  ;D

what a laugh! prehaps randy has gotta go back to the forums to ask the fans who is 'big' enough to manage the club :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 10, 2011, 08:35:24 PM
Whilst it is fun to mock the afflicted just be careful they don't start looking for a manager thats based in the midlands with a very good pedigree ..

I would hardly say Mick McCarthy has a 'very good pedigree'.  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on June 10, 2011, 08:46:47 PM
Villa will end up with "THE WOLLY WITH THE BROLLY"!!100% nailed on!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 10, 2011, 08:47:00 PM
They'l get Sparky at the end of the month
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 10, 2011, 08:47:47 PM
Villa will end up with "THE WOLLY WITH THE BROLLY"!!100% nailed on!!

I hope they don't, he'l do well for them. Good record at club level.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 10, 2011, 09:50:10 PM
First and foremost well done to Roberto Martinez for showing abit of loyalty to Wigan. He could of easily jumped ship.

As for Villa, well!

FINALLY, someone showing a bit of loyalty in football!

Shame he didn't show the same kind of loyalty to Swansea - SORRY - forgot they are WELSH  :P

Maybe Wigan are his club after all - very refreshing to see that he is satisfied with what he's got and doesn't need to boost his personal ambitions, greed and ego by taking the easy option and moving onto bigger and better things - SORRY - forgot that it was VILLA  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 11, 2011, 04:37:55 AM
As much as they are rivals, Villa are a big club so to speak, or should be, however, they look like a real poison chalice of a club to manage right now.  Unless they have something up their sleeve, if they can't even impress the manager of Wigan, things are not looking good for the coming season at all to say the least.

If they lose Young and Downing too, that's going to take a fair bit out of Bent's game. 

Villa down next year? Yes please. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 11, 2011, 08:26:52 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 11, 2011, 08:57:01 AM
Lerner is a paper billionaire but doesn't have the cash available, hence the cutbacks.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: duncan on June 11, 2011, 09:11:19 AM
Villa could be in trouble next season.

Running out of managers they can approach. Loosing players, Such a shame :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 11, 2011, 09:21:11 AM
Villa could be in trouble next season.

Running out of managers they can approach. Loosing players, Such a shame :D

Imagine being that manager they approach, knowing that your not even third choice.

I still have a horrible feeling they'll land on there feet with moyes and jam out of it like they always do!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 11, 2011, 09:25:57 AM
alex mcleish is the fav now & poyet has came out of nowhere in the odds...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 11, 2011, 09:29:23 AM
Ron Atkinson will probably end up back there  ;D

Honestly I never thought I'd live to see Villa in such a mess, they are truely in desperation at the moment.

As someone said though they are a jammy club and they will somehow come out smelling of roses.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 11, 2011, 09:31:36 AM
Got a few Vile fans on my facebook banging on about how 'Martinez is too small for us, we should just put all our efforts on getting Moyes; he'll want to come to us because at least we have a European Cup in the trophy room.' They really are deluded aren't they. They can't attract any managers with any real pedigree, ignore fairly decent others and then offer a man who nearly got a club relegated last season , triple his current wages. And he still doesn't want to go!

If someone told you you were 4th choice behind last year's Wigan manager, unless you knew nothing of football (which hopefully the appointed manager wont) you'd feel insulted.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 11, 2011, 12:25:27 PM
What's John Gregory doing with himself these days? (apart from arguing with his own shadow)!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 11, 2011, 01:02:57 PM
Just a few points:

Martinez didn't turn down the job. The board have got a list of candidates and are conducting interviews, we approached Wigan and asked for permission to speak to him. They agreed and he took a day to decide whether or not to attend an interview, he decided not to and wanted to stay at Wigan. We never spoke to him or interviewed him so how can the papers make up their nonsense that he was our first choice and now supposedly we're panicking? He could have had an interview and stood out and then been our first choice or he could have been our 2nd or 3rd choice after the interview process. The only reason we know about the Martinez approach is because Whelan revealed it, we will have approached several other managers to interview but don't know about them because noone has revealed them.

Personally i'd go cap in hand to Rijkaard or Ancelotti and offer them any money they wanted. Failing that i wouldn't be too disappointed or too happy with Moyes. If we were to take a gamble i think Lambert is the best up and coming manager. Mark Hughes is too boring and plays rubbish football. And if it's Mcleish or McLaren i won't be going next season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2011, 01:49:01 PM
Hughes is hardly boring, the Fulham fans liked him at least, and at Man City he got the sack for conceding too many really through playing attacking.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 11, 2011, 01:57:11 PM
To put it in more polite terms than I would have liked to, what makes you think the Villa job would have even passed the minds of Rijkaard, Ancelotti and Moyes? I'm sure Rijkaard and Ancelotti are chewing at the bit for the opportunity to work with Emile Heskey. As for Moyes, why would he make what is at best a sideways step, especially when it's a fairly well known fact that he is one of the favourites and Fergie's choice for the United job when he leaves?

If I was you I would be happy with Mark Hughes who is a very good upper to mid table manager, which is where you are as a club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: VVVAlbion on June 11, 2011, 02:12:08 PM
Just a few points:

Martinez didn't turn down the job. The board have got a list of candidates and are conducting interviews, we approached Wigan and asked for permission to speak to him. They agreed and he took a day to decide whether or not to attend an interview, he decided not to and wanted to stay at Wigan. We never spoke to him or interviewed him so how can the papers make up their nonsense that he was our first choice and now supposedly we're panicking?
Is that not worse? He would rather stay at a rugby league club than even contemplate what Villa would/could offer him?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 11, 2011, 02:19:39 PM
Villa first spoke to Martinez 9 days ago. Tom Ross even confirmed this on the phone-in yesterday.

If what you say is true blackcountryvilla, how come it took him 8-9 days to decide? I think a lot of villa fans are in denial. Martinez turned Villa down and stayed at Wigan. Villa waited a least a week for a decition from Martinez and in the mean time turned down the likes of Benitez who wanted 30 mill plus of top of wages.

The fact is Martinez turned down the job, nothing to do with the villa board.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 11, 2011, 02:20:59 PM
I didn't say Ancelotti or Rijkaard would definitely come but i'd at least try and approach them, the worst that can happen is they say no. I'd rather them turn down an interview than the manager of poxy Wigan.

I'd also be very surprised if Moyes left Everton for us. The only reason he'd leave is if we promised him loads of money to spend and i'm not sure we've got it.

It's one thing Fulham being happy with Hughes but we're not Fulham. I wouldn't be happy with him and i know a lot of our fans wouldn't be, he'd be seen as the safe, unambitious option and we'd end up drawing more games than we win and being bored to tears.

McClaren is just a no go. Despite the paper's rubbish story about Randy cancelling his interview because of our fans on the message boards we haven't spoke to him, McLaren's reps said so. If we appointed him season ticket sales would drop massively and i'd say 95% of our fans don't want him.

I'd rather take a punt on someone like Lambert than go for Hughes or McClaren. And i certainly don't want McLeish, O'Neill's style of football was bad enough but McLeish makes him seem like Guardiola.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on June 11, 2011, 04:37:29 PM
still think hughes will end up there aftre his 30 day cooling of period  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: bobcracker on June 11, 2011, 05:01:13 PM
Simon Graysons odds have been slashed from 50/1 to 5/2..interesting. I'm also convinced that Hughes will be coach at Chelsea with Hiddink DoF.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on June 11, 2011, 05:03:17 PM
Simon Graysons odds have been slashed from 50/1 to 5/2..interesting. I'm also convinced that Hughes will be coach at Chelsea with Hiddink DoF.

was just about to put this.

Grayson should have got Leeds in the play offs this season and didn't. Not exactly a big name for the supposed big club that villa are now is he
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on June 11, 2011, 05:40:18 PM
No one really predicted much for Leeds last year in fairness (or they shouldn't have) he's done a good job there, as he did at Blackpool. Although it'd be a strange move really considering that's all he's looked to be so far, a good lower league manager.

I really cannot see how they could want him over Hughes, or even McClaren.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on June 11, 2011, 06:54:15 PM
I thought Grayson was a Leeds fan. Anyways I hope they get him as I don't rat6e and him and I hate Leeds.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on June 11, 2011, 08:32:30 PM
Just a few points:

Martinez didn't turn down the job. The board have got a list of candidates and are conducting interviews, we approached Wigan and asked for permission to speak to him. They agreed and he took a day to decide whether or not to attend an interview, he decided not to and wanted to stay at Wigan. We never spoke to him or interviewed him so how can the papers make up their nonsense that he was our first choice and now supposedly we're panicking? He could have had an interview and stood out and then been our first choice or he could have been our 2nd or 3rd choice after the interview process. The only reason we know about the Martinez approach is because Whelan revealed it, we will have approached several other managers to interview but don't know about them because noone has revealed them.

Personally i'd go cap in hand to Rijkaard or Ancelotti and offer them any money they wanted. Failing that i wouldn't be too disappointed or too happy with Moyes. If we were to take a gamble i think Lambert is the best up and coming manager. Mark Hughes is too boring and plays rubbish football. And if it's Mcleish or McLaren i won't be going next season.

if he didnt turn down the job why are you looking for a new manager 8)! he's agreed to stay at wigan so he has in effect turned down the job surely :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2011, 08:39:16 PM
With Martinez surely it is even worse that he didn't even want to listen to what you were offering, its one thing to turn down an offer but to actually decline the chance to be interviewed when it was a no lose situation for him surely spells out how hard it will be for Villa to get the right man in. The job just isn't seen as a big job especially with them selling their best player (cheat) Young and with Downing looking like he'll stall on a contract and do the same as Young has this summer they are on a downward spiral as things stand.

They might be the biggest club in the Midlands but the gap is closing, you can wave bye bye to challenging for the Champions League and possibly even the Europa League.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 11, 2011, 09:04:56 PM
Alright calm yourselves down. Gerrym, Martinez turned down the chance of an interview, not the job. We will have approached several managers to interview, it's just that the papers only know about the Martinez approach because of Dave Whelan. Do you really think we would have only approached one manager and offered him the job straight off? However i do agree that it's worse that we couldn't even lure the manager of Wigan to attend an interview.

I think we're still a big job and realistically we should still be in the top 8 every season but it's a bit of a poisoned chalice. Our fans are very demanding and still have ideas of grandeur, they think we have the divine right to be challenging in the top four but we're not that big anymore. We're still big but we're not very good these days, but any manager coming in would be expected to get us into Europe and win a trophy in the first season. Martinez knows at Wigan he can finish 17th and be worshipped by Whelan and the fans. As for saying we can forget about challenging the top four, i never wanted us do. Under O'Neill when we were challlenging for top four and finishing 6th with crap football i always said i'd rather finish 8th playing decent football.

As for Ashley Young, i'm glad he's leaving. The media will make out we're gutted by it but a lot of our fans have been frustrated by him and really disliked him for 2 years now, i'm one of them. I've been saying for two seasons he's a cheat, a whinger and one of the most overrated players i've seen down the Villa.

Oh and Simon Grayson, what a joke! We'll have sunk lower than shark excrement if we go for him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2011, 09:08:53 PM
I can't imagine those Grayson rumours are true, I would expect your owner to want someone with experience in the Premier League as a minimum. Whoever goes there has a real job on their hands, as you say expectations are too high for the level you are currently at.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2011, 09:17:24 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=69103

I must admit I have enjoyed reading some of those comments  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 11, 2011, 09:25:23 PM
I think that Learner and the fans have alienated perhaps the best prospect in McClaren with their forums feedback.
His club record aint to be sniffed at.
A mistake methinks.

Truth is that the Vile job these days is the equivalent of the Sunderland job, selling clubs, and having to face up to the reality that they are more likely to end up relegated that in the top 4.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2011, 09:26:53 PM
Ironically McClaren could have been the one to convince Downing to sign a new deal and I do believe he would have done well with Villa, the England stigma will stay with him for a very long time though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 11, 2011, 09:35:20 PM
McClaren would never work at Villa. 95% of our fans don't want him and would have been on his back from day one. Everyone would have ripped the p*ss out of him; our fans, opposition fans and especially the press. The press would vilify him if he was doing poorly and would jump on any criticisim of him from our fans and i think he'd be fightin a losing battle from day one. When he was favourite for the job every Villa fan i know said they wouldn't renew their season ticket if we appointed him, and if he had a poor start our crowds would have dropped even more. Randy probably didn't want to take that risk. Don't believe the papers that we cancelled his interview because of fan feedback though, his reps said he's interested in the job but they've had no contact with us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 11, 2011, 09:38:30 PM
Would his representatives want it known that a club changed their mind due to supporter reaction especially given that he has said personally that he hopes his next job is in England? I think that the no contact story suits both parties down to the ground to be honest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 11, 2011, 09:42:11 PM
"Look across European football right now. Aside from Chelsea, we are the biggest job going in the whole of Europe.

That's not being deluded. It's a fact.

We have a proud history. We've won the European Cup. We've got a great stadium and yes, dare I say it, great fans.

We are a big club. Rijkaard has a stellar career and apparently has shown great interest. Benitez has a Champions League. Even Shteeve has a UEFA Cup final appearance, managed his country and had great praise from SAF from his time at United.

All of these are, IMO, gettable.

We have a club of great potential. It's great the fans are thinking big. Who wants to think small? Small dreams stir nobody's blood."


LOL  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 11, 2011, 09:43:50 PM
As a side issue, i also think that if Cockney Venables had done the brolly thing, he would have been considered dapper and a man about town by the press.
Looking further back Sir Bobby was hammered mercilessly, and now he rests in a sporting Valhalla according to some sports reporters.
Perspective is essential, and having a mind of your own is priceless.
For both fans and owners.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: M666EYS on June 11, 2011, 09:54:19 PM
"Look across European football right now. Aside from Chelsea, we are the biggest job going in the whole of Europe.

That's not being deluded. It's a fact.

We have a proud history. We've won the European Cup. We've got a great stadium and yes, dare I say it, great fans.

We are a big club. Rijkaard has a stellar career and apparently has shown great interest. Benitez has a Champions League. Even Shteeve has a UEFA Cup final appearance, managed his country and had great praise from SAF from his time at United.

All of these are, IMO, gettable.

We have a club of great potential. It's great the fans are thinking big. Who wants to think small? Small dreams stir nobody's blood."


LOL  ;D

 :o :o :o :o

really wish they'd of mentioned that before!!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 11, 2011, 09:55:06 PM
:o :o :o :o

really wish they'd of mentioned that before!!

Learn something new every day!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 11, 2011, 10:30:41 PM
They really are a deluded bunch, I think they will get Mark Hughes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 11, 2011, 11:33:40 PM
I didn't say Ancelotti or Rijkaard would definitely come but i'd at least try and approach them, the worst that can happen is they say no. I'd rather them turn down an interview than the manager of poxy Wigan.

I'd also be very surprised if Moyes left Everton for us. The only reason he'd leave is if we promised him loads of money to spend and i'm not sure we've got it.

It's one thing Fulham being happy with Hughes but we're not Fulham. I wouldn't be happy with him and i know a lot of our fans wouldn't be, he'd be seen as the safe, unambitious option and we'd end up drawing more games than we win and being bored to tears.

McClaren is just a no go. Despite the paper's rubbish story about Randy cancelling his interview because of our fans on the message boards we haven't spoke to him, McLaren's reps said so. If we appointed him season ticket sales would drop massively and i'd say 95% of our fans don't want him.

I'd rather take a punt on someone like Lambert than go for Hughes or McClaren. And i certainly don't want McLeish, O'Neill's style of football was bad enough but McLeish makes him seem like Guardiola.

Well fulham finished above both of us so i cant really see where that argument fits on the reality scale  ???  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 11, 2011, 11:53:18 PM
Wrong. We are a big club, as the facts will tell you.

Aston Villa are the founders of the Football League, co-founders of the Premier League and England's fourth most successful football club throughout history.

Only one other club (Everton) has spent more seasons in top flight football and we are one of only seven clubs to have played in every Premier League season.

We hold the record number of league goals scored by any team in the English top-flight and have provided more England internationals than any other club. We are, of course, one of only four English teams to win club football's biggest prize, the European Cup.

Only Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are bigger than ourselves.

Without trying to be overly simplistic, you only have to see the speed at which these manager threads have grown to realise, we are a big, big club with a far bigger potential fan base than we currently tap into.

Quite simply, we may have massively under achieved for a number of years, but that's judging ourselves on a very high standard overall. We are a massive club and will be once more one day.



They are the most massivest club everest. Until the next poster pointed out most of their achievements were Pre World War I and that it had no bearing on modern football. They ignored him obviously because he's right.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 02:35:28 AM
I do believe he would have done well with Villa, the England stigma will stay with him for a very long time though.

'The England stigma': total failure in the job he was paid a kings ransom to do you mean?!

Fair enough, the stick he got was over the top, but now what we are seeing is the opposite side of the spectrum where it's like the guy has never ever failed as a manager.  The fact that his last club, Wolfsburg, couldn't get rid of him quick enough, is made like it never ever happened.

To be fair to the Villa, I didn't see too many Albion fans on here calling for Super Steve to take over the Albion when we were looking for a new manager.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 12, 2011, 09:38:54 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 09:47:57 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 12, 2011, 10:09:53 AM
Seriously, the european cup gets brought out so often its in danger of going rusty.

Nothing wrong with pride in your history, but when its accompaned by such a huge ignorance of everyone elses and delusion on such a huge scale it really shows them up.

30 seconds it took last night for one to mention 1982, despite not being born, followed by a comment about us having "never won anything".
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 12, 2011, 10:27:24 AM
Villa were really lucky on the night to Beat Bayern and the European cup those days were nothing like the competition of today.Yes they won it and don't they harp on about it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 12, 2011, 11:18:03 AM
'The England stigma': total failure in the job he was paid a kings ransom to do you mean?!

Fair enough, the stick he got was over the top, but now what we are seeing is the opposite side of the spectrum where it's like the guy has never ever failed as a manager.  The fact that his last club, Wolfsburg, couldn't get rid of him quick enough, is made like it never ever happened.

To be fair to the Villa, I didn't see too many Albion fans on here calling for Super Steve to take over the Albion when we were looking for a new manager.

You name an England manager that hasn't ultimately failed when we expect so much? Even the loved and respected Bobby Robson failed to qualify for the European Championships in 1984 and then got knocked out at the group stage of the Euros in 1988 and was vilified by the great British press but I suppose he didn't deserve the chance to make things right by taking us to World Cups. McLaren didn't get the chance to make things right (ultimately the right decision) and was sacked so he went abroad and did well in Holland, yes he failed in Germany but how many English managers go on to be a success abroad?

As for Wolfsburg it is a different country, different style of football with an unfamiliar language yet they gave him a massive 21 games to try to turn things around. Moves don't work out for any number of reasons whether it is players or managers but I suppose you are only as good as your last job and he doesn't deserve the chance to get a decent job again.

He may not have been the right man for the Villa job but how a poor spell as a manager at International level and one perceived failure at a club side in Germany should mean he wont be accepted by any fans at a club in England is a joke in all honesty. If its any consolation I would have given him every chance had he joined this club as manager and I definitely wouldn't have acted a **** like those Villa fans talking about protests ffs! What has he got to do in management to be given an opportunity in this country again?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 12, 2011, 12:03:05 PM
You name an England manager that hasn't ultimately failed when we expect so much? Even the loved and respected Bobby Robson failed to qualify for the European Championships in 1984 and then got knocked out at the group stage of the Euros in 1988 and was vilified by the great British press but I suppose he didn't deserve the chance to make things right by taking us to World Cups. McLaren didn't get the chance to make things right (ultimately the right decision) and was sacked so he went abroad and did well in Holland, yes he failed in Germany but how many English managers go on to be a success abroad?

As for Wolfsburg it is a different country, different style of football with an unfamiliar language yet they gave him a massive 21 games to try to turn things around. Moves don't work out for any number of reasons whether it is players or managers but I suppose you are only as good as your last job and he doesn't deserve the chance to get a decent job again.

He may not have been the right man for the Villa job but how a poor spell as a manager at International level and one perceived failure at a club side in Germany should mean he wont be accepted by any fans at a club in England is a joke in all honesty. If its any consolation I would have given him every chance had he joined this club as manager and I definitely wouldn't have acted a **** like those Villa fans talking about protests ffs! What has he got to do in management to be given an opportunity in this country again?

Start with wolves please  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Elmo on June 12, 2011, 12:33:53 PM
Why does the report in the Mercury about Savo's Grandfather shooting his Father fail to mention that Savo had four shots previously but missed them all?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 12, 2011, 12:37:29 PM
"Look across European football right now. Aside from Chelsea, we are the biggest job going in the whole of Europe.

That's not being deluded. It's a fact.

We have a proud history. We've won the European Cup. We've got a great stadium and yes, dare I say it, great fans.

We are a big club. Rijkaard has a stellar career and apparently has shown great interest. Benitez has a Champions League. Even Shteeve has a UEFA Cup final appearance, managed his country and had great praise from SAF from his time at United.

All of these are, IMO, gettable.

We have a club of great potential. It's great the fans are thinking big. Who wants to think small? Small dreams stir nobody's blood."


LOL  ;D

Yeah, and the UK has a proud history too, we've won Eurovision.

The fact is, Bucks Fizz have better odds to rule Europe again.

Benitez, Rijkaard, Ancelotti? - Aston Villa really are in the "Land of Make Believe"!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Nocky on June 12, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
You name an England manager that hasn't ultimately failed when we expect so much? Even the loved and respected Bobby Robson failed to qualify for the European Championships in 1984 and then got knocked out at the group stage of the Euros in 1988 and was vilified by the great British press but I suppose he didn't deserve the chance to make things right by taking us to World Cups. McLaren didn't get the chance to make things right (ultimately the right decision) and was sacked so he went abroad and did well in Holland, yes he failed in Germany but how many English managers go on to be a success abroad?

As for Wolfsburg it is a different country, different style of football with an unfamiliar language yet they gave him a massive 21 games to try to turn things around. Moves don't work out for any number of reasons whether it is players or managers but I suppose you are only as good as your last job and he doesn't deserve the chance to get a decent job again.

He may not have been the right man for the Villa job but how a poor spell as a manager at International level and one perceived failure at a club side in Germany should mean he wont be accepted by any fans at a club in England is a joke in all honesty. If its any consolation I would have given him every chance had he joined this club as manager and I definitely wouldn't have acted a **** like those Villa fans talking about protests ffs! What has he got to do in management to be given an opportunity in this country again?

I totally agree BH. Sven, Capello, Hoddle, Taylor.....all came with good CV's (Capello and Eriksson in particular) yet all left/will leave with their reputations tarnished. The expectations of the press/fans ect simply don't meet with the caliber of players we have available. The job is a poisoned chalice and Mclaren's reputation has been damaged far more severely in this country than he probably deserves.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 12, 2011, 02:24:18 PM
Christ knows how Simon Grayson even got considered on the odds and even mentioned on this board. I think the chances of him leaving Leeds are highly unlikely, to leave for any club even. He's at his boyhood club and it'll take something big to make him leave. They had a brilliant season last year given nobody expected them to finish where they did. Although, next season will be even tougher with the likes of Johnson and Robert Snodgrass being prized away.

I don't know what to expect from the Villa situation nomore, there's been so many names thrown around I think the majority have become lost as to where the truth is. As far as I know it's Martinez and Benitez who have turned them down. Would David Moyes leave Everton to join Villa? I think the only thing going in Villa's favour there is that they'd probably have a better summer budget than Everton would. It just seems to go from bad to worse for them, christ knows what they'll do if Stewart Downing decides to leave the club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 02:43:12 PM
Yeah, and the UK has a proud history too, we've won Eurovision.

The fact is, Bucks Fizz have better odds to rule Europe again.

Benitez, Rijkaard, Ancelotti? - Aston Villa really are in the "Land of Make Believe"!
They"ve had enough time for "making their mind up" ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 03:47:03 PM
I totally agree BH. Sven, Capello, Hoddle, Taylor.....all came with good CV's (Capello and Eriksson in particular)

Sven? :o Sven has been on a gravy train since.  He was a total disaster managing Mexico heading them on a course to fail to qualify for the World Cup(someone else had to come in to rescue them), he failed too with Ivory coast and yet still got a job over here.  Leicester are very much on the up with money to spend, he got the Man City job too, paid a kings ransom for doing nothing at County also.

Hoddle wasn't sacked due to poor performences with England, it was due to his beliefs. He got the Spurs job after anyway, which was as big as anything he had before the England job.

Anyway, this thread is about Villa, sorry to go on, won't talk about England again.

Maybe Villa should give Hoddle a go come to think of it?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Nocky on June 12, 2011, 03:56:58 PM
Sven? :o Sven has been on a gravy train since.  He was a total disaster managing Mexico heading them on a course to fail to qualify for the World Cup, he failed with Ivory coast and yet still got a job over here.  Leicester are very much on the up with money to spend, he got the City job too, paid a kings ransom for doing nothing at County also.

Hoddle wasn't saked due to poor performences with England, it was due to his beliefs. He got the Spurs job after anyway, which was as big as anything he had before the England job.

Anyway, this thread is about Villa, sorry to go on, won't talk about England again.

Sven may have earned some money since but you can't deny the fact that the England job severely damaged his reputation. He went from managing Lazio (a major force in a strong Italian league back then) and England to managing an average Manchester City side (pre-investment). Following that he's found himself at Notts County, had brief spells at less than stellar International teams (Mexico and Ivory Coast - the latter more as a result of them desperately needing an available coach than anything else) and now finds himself in the Championship with Leicester City. Since England, and the negative image of him since, he's barely had a sniff of a big job. I have no doubt that had he not taken the England job he'd have had a more successful career path these last 5/6 years.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 04:03:59 PM
Sven may have earned some money since but you can't deny the fact that the England job severely damaged his reputation.

Yes, and so it should.  He was the highest paid coach in the world and failed to do much, why shouldn't that impact on his career in any way.

Also, his success in Italy was widely seen as due to him having huge amounts of money to spend.  I don't see too many Italian sides chasing after him, I doubt they care too much about his time with England.

It's clear we are more welcoming to him here than elsewhere because he chooses to stay here.  If he was so poorly done by us as is being claimed why isn't he abroad managing?  He isn't because he knows which side his bread is buttered.  He likes the money he gets here, he himself states he likes the way he is treated here.

Sven to Villa? ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 04:12:29 PM
Asven Villa!..........that would"nt work.......hopefully.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Nocky on June 12, 2011, 04:27:35 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 12, 2011, 04:29:20 PM
mcleish has just resigned at blues. off to villa then by the looks of it. deary me.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 12, 2011, 04:30:13 PM
McLeish to Villa  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 12, 2011, 04:31:25 PM
Also, Forest are in talks with McClaren, so it looks like he won't be going to Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 04:38:10 PM
McLeish to Villa  ;D

Yes, just heard this.

Ouch.

Bad for Brum in their manager turning traitor in joining the enemy and more than probably bad for Villa in that he's perhaps not that good. :D

Let's hope he can do the double, two relegations in a row. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 12, 2011, 04:41:57 PM
Do we have any Villa reactions to this from their forums?? Can't wait to see the banners about Mcleish before a balls even been kicked next season. HAHAHAHAHA tossers
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on June 12, 2011, 04:45:04 PM
They seem to think that David Moyes will leave everton and join them , idiots
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 12, 2011, 04:46:03 PM
Had a couple of comments on SSN from seals, "If AM becomes manager I will not be going to Villa Park next season and neither will thousands of other Villa fans. Lerner out" was one.

Also, is anyone else struggling to get on the Villa Talk website?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 04:51:07 PM
Do we have any Villa reactions to this from their forums?? Can't wait to see the banners about Mcleish before a balls even been kicked next season. HAHAHAHAHA tossers

"I would cry if he became our manager"

"NO F***ING WAY DO WE WANT THAT DEFENSIVE BACKWARDS BLUE NOSE SMALL HEATH C*** SITTING IN OUR DUG OUT."

"This would push me over the edge if it ever happene"

http://www.avillafan.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6786&st=0

 ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 12, 2011, 04:51:42 PM
Also, is anyone else struggling to get on the Villa Talk website?

Yes, I think it's gone into meltdown.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 04:55:20 PM
when they say "if manager X signs for us i wont be renewing my season ticket next season"
it tells you all you need to know about their Psyche.
Although i dont have the required wit or wisdom to convey it in words, there are plenty of smarter baggies on here to help me out.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 12, 2011, 04:57:09 PM
They should look on the bright side, he's Scottish which almost classifies as European, should fit in with the European Cup they never mention.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 04:58:09 PM
"I would cry if he became our manager"

"NO F***ING WAY DO WE WANT THAT DEFENSIVE BACKWARDS BLUE NOSE SMALL HEATH C*** SITTING IN OUR DUG OUT."

"This would push me over the edge if it ever happene"

http://www.avillafan.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=6786&st=0

 ;D
That brings back memories, it"ll be Learner out next!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Political Cake on June 12, 2011, 04:59:09 PM
How could this possibly get even more humourous? ;D :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 12, 2011, 04:59:54 PM
I bet Ancellotti and Rijkaard are both gutted to be missing out on the job  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 12, 2011, 05:00:51 PM
just had a phone call from a villa fan. he reckons moyes is off to villa and mcleish is off to everton.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 05:38:46 PM
Did Learner go straight back to America after Blues won the League cup?

Just wondering if he is working his way through all his recorded MOTD programmes
he wont like the ending!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 12, 2011, 05:53:02 PM
just had a phone call from a villa fan. he reckons moyes is off to villa and mcleish is off to everton.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Just had a chap saying that all over my facebook. Don't reckon there's much truth in it, even SSN are reporting that McLeish is favourite for Villa.

http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11694_6986260,00.html
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: andibaggy on June 12, 2011, 06:06:46 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aston-Villa-Supporters-We-dont-want-Alex-McLeish/138020092940721 (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Aston-Villa-Supporters-We-dont-want-Alex-McLeish/138020092940721)

Get killing them off, touchy bunch aren't they!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: andibaggy on June 12, 2011, 06:11:14 PM
I'm getting terrorized but they're the ones who look stupid!

 ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 12, 2011, 06:12:38 PM
Have they started a "sign McClaren up quick" petition yet.?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 12, 2011, 06:14:40 PM
Grrr, nothing irritates me more than an egotistical Villa fan  >:(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on June 12, 2011, 06:40:01 PM
Watch them get Moyes and McLeish go to Everton, They're always jammy b*******
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: ComebackStrodds on June 12, 2011, 07:19:46 PM
Watch them get Moyes and McLeish go to Everton, They're always jammy b*******

They wont get Moyes
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 12, 2011, 07:41:24 PM
SSN full of whinging seals promising not to renew their season tickets.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 12, 2011, 07:41:42 PM
just had a phone call from a villa fan. he reckons moyes is off to villa and mcleish is off to everton.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Everton ain't that stupid!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 12, 2011, 07:55:52 PM
SSN full of whinging seals promising not to renew their season tickets.

Vile park was half empty last time we went anyways, cant wait to see it if a "small2 manager gets the job  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 12, 2011, 08:29:14 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on June 12, 2011, 08:47:06 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dan7heman on June 12, 2011, 11:59:46 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 13, 2011, 12:04:59 AM
Betfair have McLeish as favourite but Moyes and Mark Hughes also quite short in the betting. Its big odds anyone else so one of these three look likely now. The exchanges are usually the best guides.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on June 13, 2011, 12:19:13 AM
its all over twitter that Moyes has left :o bad decision if he has  by Moyes
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 13, 2011, 12:25:49 AM
People on Twitter know jack chite, it's all deluded Villa fans going mental. The only one worth listening to is Phil McNulty and he's said otherwise.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on June 13, 2011, 12:30:07 AM
In a way it could be true, Moyes has taken Everton as far as he can, they have no money and sell there best player now and then, while at villa he could have a bit of cash and it would be a fresh challenge , if Moyes did resign then i think Everton could be in trouble
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 13, 2011, 12:31:26 AM
If they got Moyes, you'd have to take your hat off to them, he's a class manager, I doubt it will happen though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 13, 2011, 12:31:43 AM
Apparently Radio City has been reporting that he has resigned and the Liverpool Echo are holding a press conference tomorrow. If this is true it looks like he has gone.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on June 13, 2011, 12:33:09 AM
Everton are in the sh*t if Moyes leaves
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on June 13, 2011, 12:42:21 AM
Moyes has apparently 'resigned' several times in the last few years.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on June 13, 2011, 12:53:04 AM
There's always these rumours every year of a manage resigning, with the likes of twitter they just spread even quicker. Villa are hardly a club on the up either, so it'd be a massive side ways step.  Only without the job security he enjoys at Everton. Hence I really can't see the incentive for him, I imagine he'll have his eye on the Man United job when it comes up anyway.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on June 13, 2011, 01:17:44 AM
There's always these rumours every year of a manage resigning, with the likes of twitter they just spread even quicker. Villa are hardly a club on the up either, so it'd be a massive side ways step.  Only without the job security he enjoys at Everton. Hence I really can't see the incentive for him, I imagine he'll have his eye on the Man United job when it comes up anyway.

Yup, the bottom has fallen out of the Villa big time. They have to downsize significantly and what manager would want to take on that job in the face of the opposite expectations from the fans?  MoN blew it big time and now there are only scraps left to work with.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 13, 2011, 01:28:08 AM
McLeish seems to have been battling with the Birmingham owners for a long while, is it such a surprise that he's left after getting the club relegated?  His departure quite possibly has nothing to do with Villa.

With Learner turning away Steve McClaren the way he did, apparently due to fan reaction, would he really go for McLeish who's appointment would upset the fans even more?

I'm edging back toward Hughes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 13, 2011, 02:20:30 AM
Just looked on an Everton messageboard and they all reckon its a load of crap started up by Villa fans about Moyes, they reckon nothing has been on Radio City or on the website.

Personally I think it would be a backwards move for Moyes, Villa are a club with problems, lost Friedel, losing Young and Downing playing silly buggers by stalling over a new deal. Why would Moyes want to walk into that mess ? he may have taken Everton as far as he can but the next step would surely be an upwards one not downwards which villa would be.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 13, 2011, 07:27:58 AM
Tom Ross on BRMB right now. Has said that he is almost certain that McLeish will join Villa. The only thing slowing it down is the Blues legal challenge.

He has also said Moyes has distanced himself from the Villa job and is staying at Everton.

I think all the rumours of Moyes are from Villa fans and I suspect that the press conference today is to distance himself further from the job.

Problem is though how much do you trust Tom Ross? He was on the wind up this morning as well with his comments about Villa wanting big names and need someone who can take over a struggling club.

There are more miles in this I reckon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 13, 2011, 09:29:30 AM
Has Lerner run out of patience and cash :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 13, 2011, 10:33:06 AM
If Lerner wants a massive backlash, and i mean massive, and wants gates below 30,000 then McLeish is the man. Our message boards have gone into meltdown at the mere prospect of him becoming manager, if Lerner is stupid enough to employ him the crap will hit the fan big time. The vast majority have said they will take their season tickets back or won't renew and everyone i've spoke to has said the same. Lerner will lose the fans if he does this, he will completely alienate everyone and show he doesn't understand us and the majority will turn against him. The fact Mcleish was at Blues is a big thing for some, for me the issue is that he's a poor manager. The Blues fans are hoping we get him and are laughing at us which tells you everything, he got them relegated twice and every nose i've spoke to says he played the worst, most negative football ever seen at The Sty (and they've seen some garbage in their time). His record in the Premier League is shocking and that above anything else means he isn't good enough for us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 13, 2011, 10:39:28 AM
Say again???
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on June 13, 2011, 10:51:39 AM
If Lerner wants a massive backlash, and i mean massive, and wants gates below 30,000 then McLeish is the man. Our message boards have gone into meltdown at the mere prospect of him becoming manager, if Lerner is stupid enough to employ him the crap will hit the fan big time. The vast majority have said they will take their season tickets back or won't renew and everyone i've spoke to has said the same. Lerner will lose the fans if he does this, he will completely alienate everyone and show he doesn't understand us and the majority will turn against him. The fact Mcleish was at Blues is a big thing for some, for me the issue is that he's a poor manager. The Blues fans are hoping we get him and are laughing at us which tells you everything, he got them relegated twice and every nose i've spoke to says he played the worst, most negative football ever seen at The Sty (and they've seen some garbage in their time). His record in the Premier League is shocking and that above anything else means he isn't good enough for us.
i still reckon it to be only an outside chance tbh. so many names flying round atm and youd think randy has more sense than that
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Barrington on June 13, 2011, 11:02:13 AM
A few reasons that i find it ridiculous that Villa would even consider giving McLeish the job:


1 - He's got the Blues relegated twice from the Prem in a relatively short period of time.

2 - He's been the manager of Villa's bitter same city rivals up until yesterday.

3 - He'd cost Villa compensation money as Blues won't let him just walk into their city rivals without a fight.

4 - His style of football is boring and they struggle tactically to become more positive when going a goal down.

5 - I think it's been said that Hughes had been ruled out by Villa as he walked out on Fulham. The same logic would surely be used in this case?

6 - Surely their are better candidates in the premier league who would be attracted to the job should they be pursued. If not, there are plenty of managers proving to be successful abroad and in our lower leagues.



I couldn't give you a name but i wouldn't have thought Moyes would leave Everton for Villa. Apparently he's been on record saying that he wants to achieve some sort of success at Everton (maybe a cup win) before he leaves. Also, when the financial fair play rules come in at some point in the near future, will Villa be in a position to spend a lot more than Everton? I doubt it. This is modern day football though and money talks. Doubling his wages may convince anyone.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 13, 2011, 11:04:36 AM
Is randy a Blue Nose in disguise? Bringing down the enemy from within! :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 13, 2011, 11:07:12 AM
Why would Moyes leave Everton for Villa? Its a sideways step at best isn't it? There's nothing really to gain for him that I can see. It'd be a strange one but hey strange things do happen.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 13, 2011, 11:17:53 AM
A lot of money being placed on Bob Bradley this morning apparantly, so if you're a gambler get in now while the odds are high!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 13, 2011, 11:28:38 AM
A lot of money being placed on Bob Bradley this morning apparantly, so if you're a gambler get in now while the odds are high!

I had a five on him yesterday funnily enough. 50/1 on paddy power
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on June 13, 2011, 11:56:10 AM
Hope the get Macca, for all the wrong reasons of course  ;D
But looking at it sesnsibly, would he want to manage in a city where the fans of the team that you are going to manage hate you as much as the fans of the team that you have just left?
Non starter imo
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 13, 2011, 12:35:58 PM
I think the McLeish to Villa rumours are pretty convenient for Villa to take their time while they work on their real targets.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on June 13, 2011, 01:37:18 PM
I think the McLeish to Villa rumours are pretty convenient for Villa to take their time while they work on their real targets.
But why else would he resign?

It would be a good trick to pull as pretty much anyone would look good to Vile fans now, but I just can't see McLeish not ending up there after resigning.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionLegend on June 13, 2011, 01:44:01 PM
A lot of money being placed on Bob Bradley this morning apparantly, so if you're a gambler get in now while the odds are high!

Apparently a lot of American fans want Bradley to leave as well.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 13, 2011, 01:49:52 PM
Bob Bradley ;D  Could he sound more American
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 13, 2011, 01:53:29 PM
Bob Bradley ;D  Could he sound more American

Doesn't his son play for the Vile now?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 13, 2011, 01:56:17 PM
Doesn't his son play for the Vile now?

I have no idea...

...he's on loan there according to wiki.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: VVVAlbion on June 13, 2011, 02:29:14 PM
But why else would he resign?

It would be a good trick to pull as pretty much anyone would look good to Vile fans now, but I just can't see McLeish not ending up there after resigning.

Because his chairman (?) bought Marlon King without any discussion and he is aware of the financial difficulties that the Blues may be in ?  :-X
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: saml30 on June 13, 2011, 02:40:42 PM
this thing with moyes, sure he hasn't re-signed rather than resigned?, easy thing to be mistaken
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 13, 2011, 05:01:00 PM
Blues have rejected the resignation...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13747057.stm

What happens now?!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 13, 2011, 05:09:00 PM
Blues have rejected the resignation...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/13747057.stm

What happens now?!
He goes on garden leave, unable to talk to other clubs until they meet Blues compensation value (i think!)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 13, 2011, 05:52:24 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 13, 2011, 05:54:47 PM
official the Vile want to talk to McLeish :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 13, 2011, 06:30:11 PM
official the Vile want to talk to McLeish :D

Not quite. All they've said is they will talk to him if they want too.

No official approach has been made.  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 13, 2011, 06:43:41 PM
They are all talking on Facebook of getting a protest going on at Villa Park. God I hope they go and do it. SSN would make brilliant viewing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 13, 2011, 06:45:13 PM
On SSN now they have made an enquiry over mcleish oh the joys  ;D

Going to sixth form today has been quite frankly delightful, all i've hear all day is moaning vile fans saying the club would never even consider mcleish.................and now they look like even bigger ****s 

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on June 13, 2011, 07:07:37 PM
defo said on central news that villa want to speak to Mcleish. god i hope this happens!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 13, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
defo said on central news that villa want to speak to Mcleish. god i hope this happens!

Yes, they have enquired about what exactly has happened in terms of the legality of the current situation and the availability of him for talks.......well thats what i gathered from sky sports news anyways
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on June 14, 2011, 07:18:36 PM
TalkSport reckon McLeish will be announced as their new boss within the next 24 hours, happy protesting lads  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 14, 2011, 07:28:52 PM
TalkSport reckon McLeish will be announced as their new boss within the next 24 hours, happy protesting lads  ;D
:D

I can't tell you how much I've loved the last week.  ;D

In all seriousness does anyone believe that mcleish can do a job at villa?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 14, 2011, 07:34:21 PM
Villa Statement: 'The Club understands that Alex McLeish is a free agent. We therefore intend to interview him imminently'

HAHA
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 14, 2011, 07:35:03 PM
Im looking forward to seeing how Villa get on next season, if they do get Mcleish. He has been the Rangers boss and done well there, but a lot of managers would do well if they were in charge of Rangers.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 14, 2011, 07:38:44 PM

This is a message to the fans of Aston Villa.

The Club has been reluctant to elaborate publicly on our search for a new manager and, in particular, to confirm or deny our interest in specific candidates.

This is not a new policy, indeed it is the approach that we have taken both in regard to managerial prospects, and potential player signings.

The Club understands that Alex McLeish is a free agent. We therefore intend to interview him imminently in order to make a decision regarding his candidacy to become Villa manager.


From the beginning of our search, we have set out criteria based on proven Premier League experience, compelling leadership, an ethic for hard work and, most importantly, sharing our vision for Aston Villa as we know that without a shared vision any appointment, however attractive, will ultimately fail.

Since 2006 we have approached our custodianship of Villa based on a broad-based strategy of significant investment to improve the squad, the training ground and Villa Park. We feel it is essential to select a manager who understands and supports our strategy for the Club to grow and to be sustainable. Otherwise, the natural tensions and competitive pressures that are involved with every season will ultimately cause instability and make continuity impossible.

We would, however, like to emphasise that in deciding to interview Alex McLeish, the Board has taken his tenure at our local rivals and the strong emotions associated with this very seriously.

We are determined, still, not to allow that three-and-a-half year post to disqualify him should he be the best candidate for the role of Aston Villa manager.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on June 14, 2011, 07:40:07 PM
;D ;D National laugh at the Villa day is 14th of June from now on!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dB on June 14, 2011, 07:44:26 PM
Words cannot describe how happy I am.

THIS. IS. BRILLIANT.  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on June 14, 2011, 08:02:42 PM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k94/caishreddychops/avfc.jpg)

Thought their badge might need a bit of photoshopping ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 14, 2011, 08:05:53 PM
Some Vile fans love and support for their club is conditional, the moment they think they might get knocked off their perch they threaten to withdraw it, they"re snobbishness concerning some of the managers who have been involved in this soap opera has even been noticed on some national phone ins.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 14, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
Ha ha ha. You have to feel a bit sorry for McLeish, he has no chance from even before he takes over. The supporters will never accept him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 14, 2011, 08:15:55 PM
Even the villa thinks villa fans are ****s!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 14, 2011, 08:23:53 PM
According to some the statement and the fact that villa are talking to mcleish is a way of forcing moyes hand  :o ::)

These villa fans don't know when to stop!

I am in stitches here. Talksport is making some great listening lol.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on June 14, 2011, 08:33:54 PM
Just a thought,

Does Lerner think that this bloke who is
a Scottish manager,
named Alex,
who used to play for Rangers
and had a successful time at Aberdeen,
and managed Scotland for a while,
and won a trophy this season,
is actually Sir Ale.......
He wouldn"t would he?
 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 14, 2011, 08:36:39 PM
This past week has been fantastic, the whole week has been dedicated to ripping out of the seals i know one of which being my PE teacher. Hopefully it will only get better from our point of view concluding with the final appointment of mcleish. Some of the stuff the seals have been coming out with is priceless.

Perfect scenario:
- Mcleish is appointed
- The fixtures come out........Villa away first game
- Sell out away end
- Far from sell out home end, including many many protest banners
- We destroy them setting the mood for the rest of the season

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 14, 2011, 08:46:12 PM
Cant believe they are protesting already

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Cape_Cross_Seal_Colony.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on June 14, 2011, 08:53:15 PM
Trying my best not to be too smug with Villa and Blues fans atm. Theres always something round the corner, it feels too good to be an Albion fan atm after the season we've just had.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: duncan on June 14, 2011, 09:30:36 PM
Cant wait to see the protest banners!! Houlier clapped to the Kop and they wanted to hang him... McLeish will be chased out of Aston with pitchforks and burning logs by the afternoon of his appointment
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RuncornBaggie on June 14, 2011, 09:32:10 PM
(http://i86.photobucket.com/albums/k94/caishreddychops/avfc.jpg)

Thought their badge might need a bit of photoshopping ;D

I love this so much I stole it and posted it on my facebook!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on June 14, 2011, 09:45:38 PM
i know its easy to mock fun at villa in light of whats going on, but also remember this man got birmingham to 9th in the league? he has ambition and has a tight defence, and is loyal to clubs. Ok he has seen 2 relegations with BCFC, but overall they could be doing a lot worse, mcleish would top avram hands down for example. Its a load of hot air atm, and we or birmingham are jumping at it during the first opportunity. I would still be VERY surprised if they were flirting with relegation next season with the money and quality that club has in its players. Still, hopefully we are above them  ;D COYB
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on June 14, 2011, 09:56:14 PM
I love this so much I stole it and posted it on my facebook!

haha thanks! Realistically of course I doubt they will get relegated, but it's funny to joke about it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 14, 2011, 10:42:46 PM
If McLeish goes to the vile they will go down , so negative and the players will be off , is this why Ashley and his "best mate " ridgwell postponed their weddings ??? maybe not  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 14, 2011, 10:46:29 PM
I just can't see how McLeish will take them forward with those negative tactics and dire football. Blues have been comfortably the worst side we've faced home or away this year and I'm not the only person to think that, several other clubs fans have said their relegation has been deserved due to their style of football and tactics. The likes of Albrighton and Stewart Downing will surely not progress under him, add to the fact the Villa fans will never take to him.

I just think Lerner is standing on dangerous water to even talk to him let alone appoint him. On the other hand, I think there's that chance he'll give the Villa some stability, but as for pushing on, I highly doubt that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on June 14, 2011, 10:48:34 PM
Great to see Bluenoze McLeish go there and screw them up even more.......................... :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on June 14, 2011, 11:52:55 PM
with all this peter pannu business with threatening to sue villa for a few mill and 'do everything in their power to stop the talks', and the protest that the fans are organising tomorrow, can anyone truly believe that mcleish will still be appointed? Don't think i can.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 07:21:42 AM
Few of my mates are Villa fans..

BEST WEEK OF MY LIFE!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on June 15, 2011, 07:41:44 AM
According to the express and dingle McLeish will be named Vile manager by the end of the day.. :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 07:46:28 AM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254241_10150216274622088_510782087_7041039_7370962_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: JDWest_Brom on June 15, 2011, 11:25:50 AM
Apparently there is going to be a protest at Villa Park tonight at 5pm.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 15, 2011, 11:28:47 AM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/254241_10150216274622088_510782087_7041039_7370962_n.jpg)
Am I being thick, I dont get it??
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 15, 2011, 11:29:35 AM
Apparently there is going to be a protest at Villa Park tonight at 5pm.
Wonder how many Blues fans are going to turn up and kick off haha!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 11:31:59 AM
Am I being thick, I dont get it??


Something to do with Seals maybe??
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 15, 2011, 12:28:28 PM
Apparently they've vandalised their own training ground in protest LOL

Edit: Yup!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/aston-villa/8577038/Aston-Villa-fans-graffiti-entrance-to-clubs-training-ground-in-protest-at-links-to-Birmingham-manager-Alex-McLeish.html
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Floydy on June 15, 2011, 12:31:02 PM
Apparently there is going to be a protest at Villa Park tonight at 5pm.

Hopefully McLeish will be confirmed by then
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 15, 2011, 12:42:30 PM
Apparently there is going to be a protest at Villa Park tonight at 5pm.

It didn't stop Sheff Utd appointing Danny Wilson. Hopefully it won't stop the Vile either.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 12:45:42 PM
Am I being thick, I dont get it??

Title of this very thread, think how they like their clapping.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 15, 2011, 12:54:36 PM
Just a heads up there are plans of a protest outside the Villa shop in town around the same time. Rumours of a few Blues going to rile them up.

Might not happen but worth keeping your eyes peeled if you're around Birmingham this afternoon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 01:18:58 PM
They love their bedsheets.....

(http://www.avillafan.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/fickle_fans-175x150.png)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00696/sport-graphics-2008_696308a.jpg)

(http://news.bbc.co.uk/olmedia/1070000/images/_1072305_villa_banner300.jpg)

(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Football/Pix/pictures/2011/3/30/1301491372005/Aston-Villa-fans-007.jpg)

(http://i.telegraph.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00791/football-widow-bann_791177c.jpg)

(http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/41900000/jpg/_41900728_newban203.jpg)

(http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lh8j09sMYZ1qdnphdo1_500.jpg)

And finallly........................

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/182261_10150144783911928_511151927_8416333_350970_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 15, 2011, 01:49:51 PM
Title of this very thread, think how they like their clapping.
Im with you now, I thought it was a villa fan protesting against McLeish thats why I couldnt get it!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 15, 2011, 02:10:33 PM
Enjoyed seeing those banners.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on June 15, 2011, 02:16:35 PM
i know its easy to mock fun at villa in light of whats going on, but also remember this man got birmingham to 9th in the league? he has ambition and has a tight defence, and is loyal to clubs. Ok he has seen 2 relegations with BCFC, but overall they could be doing a lot worse, mcleish would top avram hands down for example. Its a load of hot air atm, and we or birmingham are jumping at it during the first opportunity. I would still be VERY surprised if they were flirting with relegation next season with the money and quality that club has in its players. Still, hopefully we are above them  ;D COYB

Loyal? The same man who walked out of Scotland after a couple of months in his own national teams job? The same man who's leaving his club after relegation, for their arch rivals? He did well finishing 9th, but he also got them relegated twice, and plays terrible, terrible football. How he managed to get them relegated after the wages they must have been paying for the likes of Hleb, Martins, and Bentley (also telling is how poor attacking players are for him) is something to wonder about.

You also have to wonder why exactly they don't want Hughes who is a way better manager, who plays better football. I thought Lerner had done well for them till this point, backed them well, but this is an extremely bizarre decision.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on June 15, 2011, 02:45:56 PM
Loyal? The same man who walked out of Scotland after a couple of months in his own national teams job? The same man who's leaving his club after relegation, for their arch rivals? He did well finishing 9th, but he also got them relegated twice, and plays terrible, terrible football. How he managed to get them relegated after the wages they must have been paying for the likes of Hleb, Martins, and Bentley (also telling is how poor attacking players are for him) is something to wonder about.

You also have to wonder why exactly they don't want Hughes who is a way better manager, who plays better football. I thought Lerner had done well for them till this point, backed them well, but this is an extremely bizarre decision.
But he was with birmingham for 4 years, which in this day and age is actually a fair amount of time. His decision to leave was because of disagreements within the club. I think terrible football is a bit exaggerated. They lacked any attacking force, but then again cameron jerome and zigic aren't going to be made into goal machines anywhere these days.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: CL3MO on June 15, 2011, 03:32:05 PM
Last banner there is amazing!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 04:09:40 PM
The vile are crumbling, and it is time for us to throw all them years of mickey taking and throw it right back in their faces  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 04:52:20 PM
The vile are crumbling, and it is time for us to throw all them years of mickey taking and throw it right back in their faces  ;D

If we had beat Newcastle at the end we would have had bragging rights.3 times today from 3 different Vile fans i have heard, well we still finished the highest midlands team again
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 05:07:56 PM
If we had beat Newcastle at the end we would have had bragging rights.3 times today from 3 different Vile fans i have heard, well we still finished the highest midlands team again

Yes, thats been their 'counter argument' all week. But they need to face reality, they were aiming for top 6 ish and they finished 10th, we were aiming merely to survive and we finished 11th with only one point in it. They really do need to wake up and get over themselves
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 05:09:29 PM
Are they all gathering yet.Oh yes i can hear them on Talksport
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 15, 2011, 05:16:08 PM
Tom Ross has put a picture on Twitter, theres about 60 their so far, cant wait for it all to kick off haha
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 05:16:47 PM
Apparently there is only a few there, been described as a 'low turnout'.

Idiots.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 15, 2011, 05:20:56 PM
There needs to be at least ten thousand there to have any possible effect
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on June 15, 2011, 05:24:02 PM
There needs to be at least ten thousand there to have any possible effect

Lucky of there's 30 of the clowns on Sky just..........

they look so comical !    :D  :D  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 15, 2011, 05:25:20 PM
love the messages they have wrote on bits of A4 paper in a writing pen lol  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 05:35:45 PM
Haha this is so funny! Such a pathetic protest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 15, 2011, 05:36:54 PM
He was the 11th longest serving manager in the Premiership and football league.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 15, 2011, 05:39:15 PM
There needs to be at least ten thousand there to have any possible effect


Yeah can't see the powers that be at Villa Park losing much sleep over such a pathetic turnout. There needs to be loads and it needs to be aggressive, violent even. Might not be nice and it might not be right but its the only way that'll work.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 15, 2011, 05:39:52 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251263_10150198787691324_551376323_7380228_5939737_n.jpg)    quality turn out by the vile.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 15, 2011, 05:41:58 PM
(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/251263_10150198787691324_551376323_7380228_5939737_n.jpg)    quality turn out by the vile.


Ha ha ha, whats that 40ish? Lol Lol Lol.

Doesn't even qualify as a protest really does it? More a moaning group.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 15, 2011, 05:44:38 PM

Ha ha ha, whats that 40ish? Lol Lol Lol.

Doesn't even qualify as a protest really does it? More a moaning group.  ;D
looks more like a dole que
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on June 15, 2011, 05:47:06 PM
looks more like a dole que

lol :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 05:47:36 PM
looks more like a dole que

LMFAO
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 05:47:52 PM

Ha ha ha, whats that 40ish? Lol Lol Lol.

Doesn't even qualify as a protest really does it? More a moaning group.  ;D

There's about 60 there. Although, when everyone started taking the michael on facebook one Villa said that the protest was planned for 6pm. Obviously hoping in that time hundreds more would come flying in!

Hilarious, totally hilarious.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 15, 2011, 05:59:07 PM
I really hate the Villa and hope they do end up with McLeish. However at least a few of them are out there having a go. Would our fans bother? Some of our lot would be down there doing mexican waves.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
I really hate the Villa and hope they do end up with McLeish. However at least a few of them are out there having a go. Would our fans bother? Some of our lot would be down there doing mexican waves.

But the underlying point here is that they aren't even giving him a chance. Straight to the protest for Villa. We wouldn't do that even if we really hated the appointment. Graffiti, banners yet again and pathetic protests. Says a lot about a few of their fans.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 15, 2011, 06:04:02 PM
Some clever looking folks down there  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 15, 2011, 06:06:27 PM
But the underlying point here is that they aren't even giving him a chance. Straight to the protest for Villa. We wouldn't do that even if we really hated the appointment. Graffiti, banners yet again and pathetic protests. Says a lot about a few of their fans.

I agree, everyone needs a fair crack, however I wonder how we would feel though if we were looking to appoint Mick McCarthy for instance. The same happened recently when Danny Wilson took over at Sheff Utd.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on June 15, 2011, 06:10:34 PM
They are so deluded , one fan said that he might have managed rangers but he couldnt handle a club the size of villa hahahahahahah
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 15, 2011, 06:13:11 PM
Theres around 250 there now with more still arriving.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on June 15, 2011, 06:16:00 PM
Theres around 250 there now with more still arriving.

Just like a normal home game then. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 15, 2011, 06:31:02 PM
250??? Holy Mackerel!!!! ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 06:33:25 PM
It's imminent now. He'll be manager in no time. Protests are now pretty ineffective.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 15, 2011, 06:34:30 PM
It's imminent now. He'll be manager in no time. Protests are now pretty ineffective.

Hahaha! I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 06:34:49 PM
Talksport are actively taking the pee out of them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Lloydy on June 15, 2011, 06:34:59 PM
Talks have been held between McLeish and Lerner, and have been described as "productive". More talks to be held this evening.

;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 06:36:28 PM
Hahaha! I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.  :D

It's a bonus that I get to rub it in to my mates! :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 15, 2011, 06:37:47 PM
(http://www.talksport.co.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/ts_news_article_header_image/blog/Unnamed.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 06:38:24 PM
Its lose lose.

He fails: they'll be correct but their team will be crap.
He succeeds: they'll look like hypocritical dicks.

On another note, their banner obsession makes them look like wannabe scousers.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 15, 2011, 06:40:05 PM
It's a bonus that I get to rub it in to my mates! :D

Most of my mates are villains. I ain't seen them for two weeks I don't no why.

Have you seen that guy in the white tshirt trying to get them going? Right ugly sod he is! Lmao
Its lose lose.

He fails: they'll be correct but their team will be crap.
He succeeds: they'll look like hypocritical dicks.

On another note, their banner obsession makes them look like wannabe scousers.

Lerner can't back down now in my opinion. If he does the fans will have a licence to protest about everything!

He's got to go through with it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 15, 2011, 06:41:09 PM
100 villa fans protesting and singing at Villa Park,police confirm it is the best atmosphere they've seen down there for years
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 15, 2011, 06:48:22 PM
Who are they protesting to? Lerner is in London and everyone is gone by five.

Silly, pathetic villa fans!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 06:49:58 PM
Apparently they started by the north stand but were chased off and locked out :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 07:01:23 PM
Apparently they started by the north stand but were chased off and locked out :)

I saw the 'lock out' on sky, the bloke in the white top climbing on the gates will soon come realise he looks like a prize bell end
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on June 15, 2011, 07:05:30 PM
Trouble is for them I can see why they don't want him but must be realistic.

They want Moyes he doesn't want it as really Everton to Villa is a side step unless lots of money to spend and Villa look like they have to sell to buy and cut the wage bill, not a attractive job for a manager with a high rep.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 07:08:01 PM
Lol my mate is complainging to me (villa fan) - he claims there are 15000 fans there.

Is this true?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 15, 2011, 07:08:40 PM
They've crashed the gates down! Haha. Bring the whole place down next LOL
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 07:08:59 PM
Doing themselves no favours on ssn - loads of talk about "little blues" and "he's not good enough for us".

Their arrogance is getting noticed nationally.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 15, 2011, 07:09:08 PM
ive already had a vile mate from school delete me off facebook. its great!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 07:10:05 PM
Well he's ginger and scottish - close to moyes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 07:10:33 PM
They've crashed the gates down! Haha. Bring the whole place down next LOL

Seriously!?

Hahaaha this is great, next the holte  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 15, 2011, 07:11:41 PM
Carnt believe they have crashed there own gates down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 07:12:41 PM
"Big" clubs would never go about managerial appointments like this. They're well and truly showing themselves up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on June 15, 2011, 07:12:49 PM
Lol my mate is complainging to me (villa fan) - he claims there are 15000 fans there.

Is this true?

LOL not a chance looks a few hundred...........the comedy value is priceless.

Come on Randy, appoint McLeish now and let's see the tears !   ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 15, 2011, 07:13:00 PM
Apparently so. Talksport and Tom Ross both saying so, in front of the main reception now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 07:13:06 PM
WE WANT ARSON
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 07:14:04 PM
Burn the lot my lord, burn the lot................

 ;D  ;D  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 15, 2011, 07:16:16 PM
Monkeyboy on the gate will be banned for life so it won't matter to him.

Most are chavs and hangers on.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on June 15, 2011, 07:21:44 PM
Reminds of the 'good' 'ol days at the Albion in the early nineties............Halfords glass doors, sit-in, Bobby Gould confronting the Brummie !!!!!!

It would be great if it drove Lerner to take his money out of the club, asset strip it of saleable players and sell as fast as he can to some dodgey far eastern 'consortium' !!!!   They these clowns could really begin to complain !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on June 15, 2011, 07:23:10 PM
All going down hill for Aston Villa eh ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 07:27:49 PM
How manys apparently there now?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 07:40:02 PM
How manys apparently there now?

My mate says 15000.

Bs if you ask me.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on June 15, 2011, 07:45:39 PM
250??? Holy Mackerel!!!! ;D
They are a big club you know :D :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 15, 2011, 07:49:07 PM
1500  ;D

it looked no more than 200 ten minutes ago
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 07:52:25 PM
My mate says 15000.

Bs if you ask me.

I agree, no way is there 15,000!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on June 15, 2011, 08:00:40 PM
I can't believe they are still mad about the sale of Luke Moore  ;D

Get over it seals!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 15, 2011, 08:02:02 PM
I can't believe they are still mad about the sale of Luke Moore  ;D

Get over it seals!!

Thought it was Curtis Davies?  ;D

Oh this day has been so much fun :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 08:38:30 PM
I agree, no way is there 15,000!

No way in the world was there ever 15000 seals there today. 300 tops if you ask me, they really are deluded!!

Oh happy days  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 15, 2011, 09:02:29 PM
I can confirm there is over 15000 in Aston , that Tescos is bloody big aint it  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 09:05:08 PM
Does anyone know anymore information on the protest??

Did the blues turn up??  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 15, 2011, 09:07:11 PM
500....in 30 years there will be 25'000 who attended
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 15, 2011, 09:07:43 PM
(http://media.kyte.tv/store/009/bor/1106/15/19/3286191-mcleishprotest13_460_307.jpg?h=2c426ff41553558107ec7f64ec2b6497)

Aston Mental Asylum's annual day trip goes a bit pear shaped after an impromptu rendition of 'If you're happy and you know it clap you're hands' gets out of hand.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 09:08:43 PM
500....in 30 years there will be 25'000 who attended

To see FC Villa after Aston Villa folded in 2012  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 15, 2011, 09:11:54 PM
16,362 Villa fans have joined a group called: 'Aston Villa Supporters - We don't want Alex McLeish.'

Idiots.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mike on June 15, 2011, 09:17:04 PM
What would people do if roy left for fulham, mick quit wolves, and we approached him?.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on June 15, 2011, 09:21:20 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 15, 2011, 09:31:37 PM
What would people do if roy left for fulham, mick quit wolves, and we approached him?.

That would be pretty harsh on Martin Jol! I think I would mostly be a bit underwhelmed and a little bit disappointed, but mostly because I love Roy. I certainly wouldn't go and vandalise our ground and make us look like a bunch of fickle morons to the whole nation.

Mick McCarthy isn't a terrible manager and neither is Alex McLeish.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 15, 2011, 09:33:31 PM
The Villa fans dont realise what harm they are doing to their club, if McLeish doesnt go they will get someone even more further down the pecking order
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 15, 2011, 09:36:13 PM
The Villa fans dont realise what harm they are doing to their club, if McLeish doesnt go they will get someone even more further down the pecking order

Especially after todays debarcle. I mean they're not exactly selling themselves are they?  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mike on June 15, 2011, 09:40:19 PM
The Villa fans dont realise what harm they are doing to their club, if McLeish doesnt go they will get someone even more further down the pecking order

I disagree, with the time that has passed, it could lead them back to Mark Hughes who was the outstanding candidate in the first place in my opinion. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Political Cake on June 15, 2011, 09:50:03 PM
How could this possibly get even more humourous? ;D :P

Very, is the answer.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Philly88 on June 15, 2011, 09:57:42 PM
What would people do if roy left for fulham, mick quit wolves, and we approached him?.

I'd rather have Martin Jol than mcarthy :-)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 15, 2011, 10:02:39 PM
VILLA!! VILLA!! VILLA!!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 15, 2011, 10:08:43 PM
Joke is, going by recent history, Blues are bigger than the Vile!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 15, 2011, 10:11:38 PM
Joke is, going by recent history, Blues are bigger than the Vile!


No they ain't lol.

Hate to admit it but at the moment Villa are still the biggest club in the west mids then there is nothing between us and Dingles then come Blues then Walsall about twelve furlongs behind.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 15, 2011, 10:12:19 PM
Joke is, going by recent history, Blues are bigger than the Vile!

vlla are by far the biggest team in the midlands
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 15, 2011, 10:28:03 PM

No they ain't lol.

Hate to admit it but at the moment Villa are still the biggest club in the west mids then there is nothing between us and Dingles then come Blues then Walsall about twelve furlongs behind.

What have Villa won lately?

Lol

Villa
Albion/Wolves
Blues
Walsall
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 15, 2011, 10:32:36 PM
According to BBC Central news they are to make an announcement tomorrow!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on June 15, 2011, 10:41:14 PM
I agree Ian but I think the tide is turning, the saga over the managers Villa are failing to attract proves it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 16, 2011, 12:42:05 AM
What would people do if roy left for fulham, mick quit wolves, and we approached him?.

I'd be more upset if we got Mcleish from Villa to be honest.  :(

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on June 16, 2011, 02:15:44 AM
What have Villa won lately?

Lol

Villa
Albion/Wolves
Blues
Walsall

Villa have won the European cup, I don't think many people know though because they never seem to mention it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mike on June 16, 2011, 02:51:38 AM
Villa are and always will be the biggest club in the West Midlands
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on June 16, 2011, 03:04:40 AM
What a pathetic group of fans, no wonder the only manager interested in joining them is one that relegated his team twice.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: HampshireBaggie on June 16, 2011, 08:07:17 AM
"We are too bigger club for Alex Mcleish to handle"

Some of the seal quotes are amazing
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 08:14:36 AM
I just heard a Vile fan saying appointing Mcleish would feel like someone having slept with his wife :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 16, 2011, 08:47:10 AM
One of them said they are a steward and would probably lose his job for protesting but doesn't care because 'villa are bigger than my job' ...... what a MUPPET
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 16, 2011, 10:32:00 AM
SSN Breaking News: - Sky Sources: Aston Villa to appoint Alex Mcleish as manager in the next 24 hours  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 10:36:43 AM
SSN Breaking News: - Sky Sources: Aston Villa to appoint Alex Mcleish as manager in the next 24 hours  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


What wonderful news.I am so happy for them.Tin hat time for Alex me thinks :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DommyKeay19 on June 16, 2011, 10:38:45 AM
SSN Breaking News: - Sky Sources: Aston Villa to appoint Alex Mcleish as manager in the next 24 hours  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Does anyone else feel like all their christmas's have come at once? Go on ginger kid step in there put the 'sleeping giant' down for good!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 10:50:05 AM
Randy Lerner obviously likes to listen to his army of saddos
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on June 16, 2011, 11:51:00 AM
My thoughts:
















(http://65.254.88.134/April%202%20Gabo%20laughing%20hard2-thumb.jpg)


That is all
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on June 16, 2011, 12:03:03 PM
I had a text this morning off my mate in London and he reckons Albion v Villa is the first game of the season. Obviously it could be wrong and don't shoot the messenger but he was right last year and knew we'd got West Ham. Others he said were Norwich v Wolves and Blues v Millwall.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on June 16, 2011, 12:06:50 PM
It just gets better and better.  ;D

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 16, 2011, 12:07:55 PM
Please, please, please be true.

At the Seal Sanctuary as well please!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 12:08:45 PM
I had a text this morning off my mate in London and he reckons Albion v Villa is the first game of the season. Obviously it could be wrong and don't shoot the messenger but he was right last year and knew we'd got West Ham. Others he said were Norwich v Wolves and Blues v Millwall.

Thats good we might catch your new Manager still cold then
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 16, 2011, 12:25:15 PM
managers always seem to win there first game in charge. hope it's not true.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on June 16, 2011, 12:25:43 PM
Attitude, grammar, spelling, delusion, all taking an absolute battering here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFRQ3bXCHW4
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 16, 2011, 12:32:34 PM
managers always seem to win there first game in charge. hope it's not true.
F#ck me the negativity has started already!!  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 16, 2011, 12:33:09 PM
I had a text this morning off my mate in London and he reckons Albion v Villa is the first game of the season. Obviously it could be wrong and don't shoot the messenger but he was right last year and knew we'd got West Ham. Others he said were Norwich v Wolves and Blues v Millwall.

Blues -v- Millwall and Albion -v- Villa on the same weekend? Good luck WM police...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on June 16, 2011, 12:55:55 PM
dimwits
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 16, 2011, 01:11:00 PM
How many of these who claim they won't renew a season ticket will be rushing out at Chrsitmas to get a half season one if they have a decent Carling Cup run and are in a decent league position in November ?

A bloke who as managed at international level, managed a title winning side (albeit in Scotland) and won a trophy for the rivals more recently than villa have done anything is not 'big' enough for Villa.

Rijkaard and Ancelotti are crying themselves to sleep at night after missing out on this job.

If it was us and McCarthy i'd be gutted that McCarthy has done nothing in his managerial career other than get wolves promoted and kept them up twice and was even considered becasue of that track record. McLeish has done better hence why he is being considered.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 16, 2011, 01:19:33 PM
Latest update from Tom Ross on FB:

"Villa will announce that Alex McLeish is their new manager later today or tomorrow at latest"
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 16, 2011, 01:24:45 PM
http://mcleishatvilla.ytmnd.com/

Here's one for ya Villa mates!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 01:33:50 PM
http://mcleishatvilla.ytmnd.com/

Here's one for ya Villa mates!  ;D


Nice one :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on June 16, 2011, 01:39:23 PM
http://mcleishatvilla.ytmnd.com/

Here's one for ya Villa mates!  ;D

that's amazing!! Doing the circuits now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Guesty on June 16, 2011, 03:31:33 PM
My mate has just text me who knows one of Gary McAllisters mates.  He was saying that he was sacked earlier today but news not released yet.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 03:40:35 PM
My mate has just text me who knows one of Gary McAllisters mates.  He was saying that he was sacked earlier today but news not released yet.


I would have thougt the Big Eck would have shown compassion for his fellow countryman :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on June 16, 2011, 03:43:10 PM
(http://media.kyte.tv/store/009/bor/1106/15/19/3286191-mcleishprotest13_460_307.jpg?h=2c426ff41553558107ec7f64ec2b6497)

Aston Mental Asylum's annual day trip goes a bit pear shaped after an impromptu rendition of 'If you're happy and you know it clap you're hands' gets out of hand.
That clown in the 'your taking us down t shirt' is the biggest pillock I've ever seen

Never known anyone as desperate as him to get on the telly
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on June 16, 2011, 03:44:53 PM
That clown in the 'your taking us down t shirt' is the biggest pillock I've ever seen

Never known anyone as desperate as him to get on the telly

I hope the club ban him for the way he was climbing over the gates, serve him right.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on June 16, 2011, 03:48:34 PM
Why was he wearing a 'witness relocation programme' shirt?

 ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 16, 2011, 03:59:02 PM
I can't wait to see the reaction of the Villa fans when McLeish walks out of the tunnel for their first home game!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 16, 2011, 05:03:27 PM
mcleish agrees terms. set to sign a 3 year deal. oh my  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 16, 2011, 05:06:13 PM
So what players do we expect to see jump ship with him.Ben Foster possibly.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 16, 2011, 05:07:20 PM
So what players do we expect to see jump ship with him.Ben Foster possibly.
His love child Ferguson!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 16, 2011, 05:08:24 PM
dann is his top target.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on June 16, 2011, 05:10:40 PM
SSN say an announcement is imminent.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 16, 2011, 06:00:01 PM
SSN say an announcement is imminent.

This is brilliant, truly brilliant. I've never had so much fun taking the pe out of any human being as much as i did today with the vile lot. All we need now is villa away at villa first up  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 16, 2011, 06:08:11 PM
This is brilliant, truly brilliant. I've never had so much fun taking the pe out of any human being as much as i did today with the vile lot. All we need now is villa away at villa first up  :D
Last time that happened, it was a cracking game. Lost 4-3 though. :'(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 16, 2011, 06:09:56 PM
We have every chance of finishing top midlands club now! Let's make the most of this.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mossi28 on June 16, 2011, 06:30:33 PM
"Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal would not accept McLeish."

LOL who do they really think they are!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 16, 2011, 06:55:09 PM
"Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal would not accept McLeish."

LOL who do they really think they are!

Barcelona  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 16, 2011, 07:09:00 PM
Villa fans think they are an elite club that is the problem. They aren't. They are still a big club but they are not as big as they were twenty to thirty years ago. They as a club have fallen a level but their fans don't accept this. They are similar to Wolves who also go on about how big a club they are, truth is they are no bigger than us. Blues fans are more like Albion fans in general they are more realistic. I get the feeling that Wolves and Villa fans obsession with being a "big club" is a mask of their own insecurities they aren't going to convince anyone else, it gives them some sort of feeling of grandeur.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 16, 2011, 07:19:54 PM
Just spoke to my cousin who to be fair is sound, he's still getting his season ticket and will give mcleish a chance because he's a professional coach - he also blames o'neil for spunking a fortune and scaring the crap out of lerner.

probably the most sense I've ever heard from a villa fan, respect.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: timdon on June 16, 2011, 07:40:46 PM
It;s all gone horribly quiet !!!!!!!! I thought an announcement was to be made today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 16, 2011, 08:09:11 PM
compo agreed. to be named tomorrow
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 16, 2011, 08:15:32 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on June 16, 2011, 08:16:22 PM
compo agreed. to be named tomorrow

Compo, really? - Will he be bringing Foggy and Clegg as his backroom staff?  :-X
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 16, 2011, 08:28:09 PM
Peter "Jonah" Grant as assistant please!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: duncan on June 16, 2011, 09:53:33 PM
Wonder if he'l try and sign Gardner and Ridgewell? Ha ha  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 16, 2011, 10:13:18 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 17, 2011, 02:10:52 AM
Birmingham were pretty poor against us last year, more of the same please agent McLeish.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: garry on June 17, 2011, 08:37:57 AM
I imagine Villa will unveil McLeish as their new manager exactly one minute after next season's fixture list is announced.
A good day to bury bad news!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on June 17, 2011, 08:55:37 AM
confirmed as manager  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 17, 2011, 09:09:52 AM
SSSN: Breaking news - Aston VIlla Appoint Alex McLeish As Manager
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 17, 2011, 09:13:26 AM
What a start to the day, really glad he has gone to the Villa. His first game is at Fulham.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 17, 2011, 09:20:08 AM
My mate has just refused to renew

twonk.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 17, 2011, 09:21:31 AM
Signed a 3 year contract
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 17, 2011, 09:22:16 AM
Fulham, Blackburn and Wolves are Villa first games, it would be so good, if they had a poor start to the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on June 17, 2011, 09:23:27 AM
Fulham, Blackburn and Wolves are Villa first games, it would be so good, if they had a poor start to the season.

They probably will if they end up losing Young and Downing. What attacking options would they have apart from Bent...? Gabby.... "Albrighton"...  ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 17, 2011, 02:35:46 PM
Absolutely fantastic news this. Have been ripping the **** out of the seals i know, many refusing to talk and many giving the old "every other team in the west midlands is just jealous as they will never be as big or as good as villa" routine which i couldnt help but laugh at  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 17, 2011, 03:09:59 PM
He is bloody awful and they are trying to say hes not that bad and give him a chance etc. 20-1 to be relegated with Skybet, just had me a fiver on it!

Gordon Strachan won things in Scotland, even Neil Lennon has so enough said about winning things as Rangers manager!
He got relegated with Blues TWICE
He plays awful depressing defensive football that got them nowhere
99 times out of 100 Arsenal win that final
and....he left Blues to become their manager!! Oh and he's ginger....and Scottish!!

To quote Ronald McDonald....da da da da da Im Lovin it!!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 17, 2011, 03:52:53 PM
Absolutely fantastic news this. Have been ripping the **** out of the seals i know, many refusing to talk and many giving the old "every other team in the west midlands is just jealous as they will never be as big or as good as villa" routine which i couldnt help but laugh at  ;D  ;D

Why do they all say this? My mate is exactly the same
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 18, 2011, 05:58:03 PM
Striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Aston Villa fans to give new manager Alex McLeish time to prove his worth. I really carnt see that happening, even if he does quite well there will still be fans having a go at him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 18, 2011, 06:42:20 PM
McLeish has an impossible task I'll be surprised if he sees out the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 18, 2011, 06:53:24 PM
If he starts off badly it's going to be beyond comical.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on June 18, 2011, 07:40:11 PM
Will never make it there. Daft daft decision, and would be so even if it didn't involve the villa/blues rivalry
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on June 18, 2011, 08:15:12 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on June 19, 2011, 10:04:15 AM
I really hope yhe play Blues in the FA Cup at St Andrews.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 19, 2011, 01:24:44 PM
It's so easy to hate Villa fans.

I don't even think of Wolves as our main rivals anymore. It's villa this and villa that every day off my mates; I despise their arrogance.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on June 19, 2011, 03:58:02 PM
We've had some great fun at their expense this week and, we definately narrowed the gap on them for the first time in about 20 odd years last season.

HOWEVER, you just know that they'll fall on their feet and McLeish will probably end up a revelation for the lucky sw1nes !!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on June 19, 2011, 04:05:52 PM
The Villa will always be our main rivals for me.Just a few miles down the road.I am sure because they dont have the Blues this season they might class us a little more as a rival for them especially if we are doing better than them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on June 19, 2011, 05:58:16 PM
It's so easy to hate Villa fans.

I don't even think of Wolves as our main rivals anymore. It's villa this and villa that every day off my mates; I despise their arrogance.

The thing is with me, i get why some people hate the vile more as the seals i know are prize bell ends but i also know more nicer seals than i do dingles so it will always be the dingles for me in general but right now it is definitely the vile  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 20, 2011, 08:57:33 AM
(http://media.kyte.tv/store/009/bor/1106/15/19/3286191-mcleishprotest13_460_307.jpg?h=2c426ff41553558107ec7f64ec2b6497)

Check out Lembit Opik in the middle and the fat bloke checking out that black lad's arse!

Apart from Mr. Care in the community in the white tee shirt they all seem to be enjoying themselves - just a selection of the many hangers on they attract taking the chance to be in a crowd that doesn't involve al jazeera in their local pub.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 20, 2011, 01:21:59 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg612/scaled.php?tn=0&server=612&filename=f1vdd.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on June 20, 2011, 01:24:31 PM
The one in the white tee-shirt is just laughably pathetic!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 20, 2011, 01:27:26 PM
He's obviously very serious about it all, sadly for him he's the only one that isn't just there for a good old sing song  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on June 20, 2011, 01:30:43 PM
;D ;D ;D

(http://desmond.yfrog.com/Himg612/scaled.php?tn=0&server=612&filename=f1vdd.jpg&xsize=640&ysize=640)
haha quality.  it would kill me seeing mick holding an albion scarf like that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on June 20, 2011, 01:40:10 PM
Amazing it's taken so long since he met Lerner in Italy over two weeks ago........
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on June 21, 2011, 08:01:56 AM
Haha on talksport:

"So why leave, because it's a bigger club?"
Mcleish - "Yeah"

Blues fans will love this :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 21, 2011, 03:41:07 PM
It just gets better and better!!  ;D ;D

(http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y163/dotcomsimon/SD-1.jpg)

Struggling to contain my laughter right now....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on June 21, 2011, 03:53:28 PM
is that cueller?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 21, 2011, 03:56:20 PM
Stewart Downing. Unless you mean the thing in the middle?  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on June 21, 2011, 04:22:24 PM
Its a fake picture according to AV Official site  :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on June 21, 2011, 04:23:53 PM
Its a fake picture according to AV Official site  :(

Definitely.

Check out the amount of hands holding the scarf.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on June 21, 2011, 04:25:35 PM
Definitely.

Check out the amount of hands holding the scarf.

I can see 3 left hands not a 4th that some are suggesting.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 21, 2011, 04:35:49 PM
Two left hands on the scarf, one round Stewart Downing and one round the girl.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on June 21, 2011, 04:38:24 PM
Although on closer inspection it could just be one hand on the scarf, you get weird ambiguous stuff on photos every now and then.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on June 21, 2011, 04:40:27 PM
Two left hands on the scarf, one round Stewart Downing and one round the girl.

One on the girls shoulder, one on Downings and one on the side of the scarf.  I can only count 4 fingers on the end of that scarf.  The other thing that Talk Sport seem to be circling is just the white string that comes off the end of the scarf.

The point is it looks like Downing is off to Liverpool.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on June 23, 2011, 12:54:19 PM
Hes resigned then that steward :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on June 23, 2011, 01:04:02 PM
http://www.expressandstar.com/pictures/2011/06/23/take-a-look-at-villas-new-away-kit/

New Villa away kit, most environmentally friendly ever, apparently.

I have also been told that they are selling it with and without sponsor in places like JD and JJB.

Wish we would sell our shirt with and without sponsor.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 05, 2011, 09:12:25 AM
I did like David Cameron until i heard he was a Vile ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 05, 2011, 10:07:31 AM
I think the away kit looks ok.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 06, 2011, 10:35:39 AM
Liverpool have failed with there 15 million bid for Downing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 06, 2011, 10:40:35 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 06, 2011, 12:55:08 PM
I agree, Downing must be worth and extra few million than what Henderson is worth.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 14, 2011, 10:14:02 AM
Relegation fodder anyone?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on July 14, 2011, 10:17:01 AM
Relegation fodder anyone?

They'll pull a rabbit out of the hat, they always do.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 14, 2011, 10:18:50 AM
Relegation fodder anyone?

With Peter Grant now on board we can only hope that he has the same success that he has had at his previous clubs in this league.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on July 14, 2011, 11:50:35 AM
hopefully someone buys bent then they really are in trouble!
i feel they need a keeper! atleast a centre back dunne and collins dont have much left in them surely!
a new right back as they wont be getting kyle walker abck from spurs i dont think!
someone to replace young not to mention downing if he goes!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on July 14, 2011, 12:17:37 PM
Villa are a club falling apart. If I supported them I'd be thinking of jumping off a bridge!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on July 14, 2011, 12:22:48 PM
Villa are a club falling apart. If I supported them I'd be thinking of jumping off a bridge!

From the outside looking in it looks like they are in free fall.

Knowing a couple of people on the inside of Villa, not all things are hunky dory there either.

But being Villa they will jam there way out of trouble like they always do and no doubt finish above us again next season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Cunningham on July 14, 2011, 12:25:37 PM
From the outside looking in it looks like they are in free fall.

Knowing a couple of people on the inside of Villa, not all things are hunky dory there either.

But being Villa they will jam there way out of trouble like they always do and no doubt finish above us again next season.


I honestly don't think they will. Maybe I'm being a bit naive I don't know because i admit they usually do come out smelling of roses but this time I think its all deeper.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on July 14, 2011, 12:32:13 PM
slowly becoming a one man team
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on July 14, 2011, 12:34:50 PM
I think N'Zogbia will definitely sign - think he is a fantastic player.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 14, 2011, 12:42:46 PM
I think N'Zogbia will definitely sign - think he is a fantastic player.

This time next year he'll want a move away for more money too if he does go there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Axel Foley on July 14, 2011, 01:32:09 PM
I think N'Zogbia will end up at Liverpool. One thing for certain, if Aston Villa recoup X amount of money this summer I'll bet McLeish won't be spending half of it  ;D

Young and Downing's assists and goals combined in The Premier League last year accounted for 40% of the Villa squads overall total.

If their quality is not replaced well enough, they'll be in a relegation scrap without shadow of a doubt and if they find themselves languishing there come January the likes of Bent will be weighing up possible moves you can be sure of it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on July 14, 2011, 03:04:41 PM
hopefully someone buys bent then they really are in trouble!

Completely agree. If he goes then i really will be in heaven for a while. Would make my summer as i think they'd be ****ed  ;D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 15, 2011, 11:02:33 AM
Charles N'Zogbia, would be a good signing for Villa, but I still think that Young and Downing are better players than him. If they were to bring in him they would still be short of an attacking player. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 15, 2011, 11:05:25 AM
i think they are getting desperate
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on July 15, 2011, 11:18:51 AM
i think they are getting desperate

why are they ?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 15, 2011, 11:29:08 AM
Nothing wrong with Charles N'Zogbia, very good player in my opinion. If Villa signed him it would make Wigan alot weaker as a player of his calibre is hard to replace, I really hope Wigan keep him, anything to spite the Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 15, 2011, 11:33:49 AM
Nothing wrong with Charles N'Zogbia, very good player in my opinion. If Villa signed him it would make Wigan alot weaker as a player of his calibre is hard to replace, I really hope Wigan keep him, anything to spite the Villa.

Villa aren't the only side that want N'Zogbia though, Sunderland look set to make a move so the lad will possibly be able to play them off against each other and get the best deal possible.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 15, 2011, 11:47:29 AM
Villa aren't the only side that want N'Zogbia though, Sunderland look set to make a move so the lad will possibly be able to play them off against each other and get the best deal possible.

I know, I'm aware of that, I rate him very highly, however, N'Zogbia joining Villa would be a very good signing in my opinion and I want to see them as weak as possible meaning I want Wigan to keep hold of him. I ain't fussed what other club decide to sign him.

----

SKY SOURCES: Aston Villa agree fee with Manchester City for Shay Given.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 15, 2011, 11:52:02 AM
Yes but instead of saying you hope Wigan keep him the ideal result would be for him to go to someone like Sunderland leaving Villa desperate and Wigan much weaker.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 15, 2011, 11:53:28 AM
why are they ?

I think the Vile are getting desperate to cover their losses.The fans want signings to replace they that have left.To much disruption could be there down fall but like Dangerman says they always pull a rabbit so to speak
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 15, 2011, 11:59:24 AM
Yes but instead of saying you hope Wigan keep him the ideal result would be for him to go to someone like Sunderland leaving Villa desperate and Wigan much weaker.

Well, I'd much rather prefer that, what I meant by I hope Wigan keep him was, I hope they keep him so he doesn't join the Villa, however, be able to join a club like Sunderland as like you said, that will only make Wigan alot weaker.

God, we've took this round the wreakin'  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 15, 2011, 12:41:58 PM
I think for us we are in a win win sitation, without N Zogbia Wigan would have gone down las season, if he does go to Villa that Wigan a lot weaker and if he doesnt go then Villa are in need of two wingers.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on July 15, 2011, 01:10:36 PM
Big problems at Villa. The Mcleish thing has really screwed things up I feel.

Fans will expect that they pick up points straight away but with the players they have at the moment they will struggle.

They should be sitting pretty by September due to there fixtures but a bad start and they could be in trouble.

I think they will end up bottom 6 again by January and they will buy another 'Bent' style player and they will scrape another midtable finish.

Unfortunately.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on July 15, 2011, 01:17:32 PM
signing given and nzogbia will keep them afloat sadly
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Joust on July 15, 2011, 02:17:29 PM
signing given and nzogbia will keep them afloat sadly

Was just going to post this myself. Also with Parker being heavily linked I think they will be fine if they sign those three, keep Darren's Bent and sign another striker.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on July 15, 2011, 02:45:55 PM
NZogbia is much better than Downing. They've done good business there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 15, 2011, 02:47:03 PM
NZogbia is much better than Downing. They've done good business there.


Has he signed then?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 15, 2011, 02:48:14 PM
NZogbia is much better than Downing. They've done good business there.

There is very little between them to be honest although they have to sign him first.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on July 15, 2011, 03:51:41 PM
Hopefull Arsenal can hijack that one.

Would make sense, given that they were after Downing, so they're obviously in the market for a winger
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 15, 2011, 03:52:59 PM
Were Arsenal genuinely in for Downing?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Axel Foley on July 15, 2011, 04:08:52 PM
I don't for one minute expect Arsenal to break their transfer record on Stewart Downing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: CL3MO on July 15, 2011, 05:07:26 PM
N'zogbia is better and younger than Downing so if Villa sell him for 20 million and buy N'zogbia for 10 that is brilliant business. Just need to curb his temperament.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on July 16, 2011, 12:46:19 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Axel Foley on July 16, 2011, 06:55:40 AM
Don't forget that N'Zogbia has just one year left on his current deal as well, which has a significant bearing on the value of him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on July 16, 2011, 09:34:53 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Axel Foley on July 16, 2011, 02:44:35 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on July 17, 2011, 01:57:11 AM
I think N'Zogbia possibly as good if not a better player than Downing and Young to be honest, he's younger than both of them too.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on July 17, 2011, 01:59:46 AM
Were Arsenal genuinely in for Downing?

In the same way they were in for Joey Barton I guess.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on July 18, 2011, 03:23:28 PM
Its looks like Shay Given is going to the Villa, good signing for them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 18, 2011, 03:31:51 PM
Its looks like Shay Given is going to the Villa, good signing for them.


He must be mad when he could have stood in front of the Brummie Road posts
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on July 18, 2011, 03:35:24 PM

He must be mad when he could have stood in front of the Brummie Road posts
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He can next year and get handsomely abused for the privelage
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on July 18, 2011, 07:31:09 PM
Its looks like Shay Given is going to the Villa, good signing for them.

He's signed a five year deal with them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on July 18, 2011, 07:33:50 PM
He's signed a five year deal with them.

5 years  :o

He is 35 and injury prone - good keeper though
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on July 18, 2011, 08:05:20 PM
Good signing for these unfortunately.

Hopefully we can beat them twice and finish above them and remind him of what he turned down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on July 18, 2011, 09:16:21 PM
5 years  :o

He is 35 and injury prone - good keeper though

It is a long contract, agreed.

I think they've tried to compensate for his drop in wages by handing out a contract stretched over many years.

A good keeper no doubt, but personally I'd question whether he's the type of keeper who does get better at 35+.  Despite recent popular opinion, GKs don't all improve into their late 30s, in fact some are finished by their 30s.  I also suspect that many of those that do improve in their 30s, tend to be the larger types, like VDS 6ft 5, rather than the smaller more agile shot stopping ones like Given.

Anyway, yes an attractive signing for them, no doubt, but personally I wouldn't say it's a guaranteed total success; especially given his age, the length of contract offered, his inactivity over recent years and his past injury record.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieboyjop on July 18, 2011, 09:46:17 PM
Good signing for them is given. Hope to god they're still chyte though  ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smethwickw on July 18, 2011, 09:51:31 PM
[/b] ;D

He can next year and get handsomely abused for the privelage

He would have anyway if he'd have signed for us!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 20, 2011, 09:13:32 AM
Ha, They all moaning on Talk Sport because Alex as said they are only signing one more player.How the mighty have fallen
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: astle68 on July 20, 2011, 11:11:04 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 16, 2011, 01:11:57 PM
Rumour that Lerner is getting ready to sell up and cut his losses going around over the last few days.

I genuinely think he thought he could come in and turn Villa into a title challanging team and he has threw millions at Villa and only now does he realise that Villa finishing 6th is probably the highest they'll finish.

I have a lot of respect for Lerner, he has come in and changed the internal part of the club from top to bottom. Fortunately, for us it just hasn't worked.

I wonder if Carson Yeung fancies having another go at the premier league after he is forced to sell Blues?  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieBoiJono on August 16, 2011, 07:34:56 PM
I would seriously kill myself if we had Alex McLeish as Manager.

I see they had 1 shot against fulham in a dower dower game.

Watching Blues a bit last season including 2 lives games against us, there creativity was terrible totally clueless of how to break a team down or even create a chance.

I feel Villa could really really struggle specially when Bent goes on a strop because he realises hes signed for a joke of a club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 16, 2011, 08:45:38 PM
I feel Villa could really really struggle specially when Bent goes on a strop because he realises hes signed for a joke of a club.

 ;D

I hear all is not well with Bent. He is not happy about coming to a club and then they sell there best two wide players (who provided Bent with the majority of chances).

I think he'll be gone in the next 12 months, or at least I hope so because I quite like Bent. lol
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on August 27, 2011, 08:11:17 PM
30 000 at Villa Park to see Villa vs Wolves today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on August 27, 2011, 08:17:28 PM
Well it was on TV and an early kick off but still, 30 thousand for a derby game shows how Villa fans are finding it hard to take they are no longer challenging for the top four after the last 4 or 5 years.

Mcliesh has got a tough job getting the crowds back up at Villa park, especially with their lack of a midfield. They have defensive midfielder's and midfield forwards but their is a gap in between Petrov/Delph and Bent/Heskey and that needs filling.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on August 27, 2011, 08:19:19 PM
The Wolves section was apparently quite empty aswell. But I think it proves how deluded the seals are now and are staying away as reality sets in
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on August 27, 2011, 08:24:02 PM
Walking through town at about 5.30, loads of Wolves fans kicking off.

Standard!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 27, 2011, 10:13:48 PM
McLeish really didn't need a dull 0-0 draw with his reputation did he :)

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on August 27, 2011, 10:32:31 PM
It was his fault if honest. His tactics are too negative and he uses hoofball far too much. I've mentioned it on this forum in the Wolves thread too, the last 10 minutes were a joke he just sat back.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on August 27, 2011, 11:44:14 PM
30 000 at Villa Park to see Villa vs Wolves today.

Narh they get 40,000 for every game don't they?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 30, 2011, 02:33:01 PM
Wolves didnt sell out there end, surpised to see that many empty seats, Villa have had a decent start to the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: CL3MO on August 30, 2011, 02:49:01 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on August 30, 2011, 02:50:41 PM
sky will drive the prices down eventually because clubs wont be able to afford to stay afloat with half empty stadiums
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on September 01, 2011, 02:38:33 PM
Not overly impressed with their dealings.How the mighty have fallen
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on October 02, 2011, 12:30:58 AM
30,744 at Villa Park today, despite now sitting sixth in the league.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on October 02, 2011, 12:38:17 AM
They are still all wanting Mcliesh out, doesnt play good enough football. Despite the saviour Martin O'neil also played hoofball. Id love us to ruin their unbeaten run, but i think thry've got mancity away next
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 02, 2011, 08:49:14 AM
They are still all wanting Mcliesh out, doesnt play good enough football. Despite the saviour Martin O'neil also played hoofball. Id love us to ruin their unbeaten run, but i think thry've got mancity away next
They have had a very good start to this season, even if they win the FA Cup this season, there will still be fans wanting him out.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on October 02, 2011, 09:15:59 AM
Villa will never be successful whilst their fans have an over inflated oppinion of where they sit in the footballing hierachy.

The arrogant reaction following the appointment of McLeish as tarnished the club to the point where I believe somewhere during the season it will blow up again
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Aztech on October 02, 2011, 09:45:41 AM
Villa will never be successful whilst their fans have an over inflated oppinion of where they sit in the footballing hierachy.

The arrogant reaction following the appointment of McLeish as tarnished the club to the point where I believe somewhere during the season it will blow up again

Whilst I agree that Vile fans believe they are a massive club, fans opinions have no effect as to how the team perform, unless their opinions are vented at every game in booing their own players.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on October 02, 2011, 10:18:15 AM
I wouldnt be so sure, just look at Newcastle a few years ago with all the behind the scenes stuff that effected the players, I see a similar situation emerging a Villa (albiet fan unrest rather than boardroom unrest) once results start to turn they will implode I am sure of it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: VVVAlbion on October 02, 2011, 12:28:03 PM
Villa will never be successful whilst their fans have an over inflated oppinion of where they sit in the footballing hierachy.

The arrogant reaction following the appointment of McLeish as tarnished the club to the point where I believe somewhere during the season it will blow up again

Is it any different to our fans "expecting" us to beat Swansea, Norwich, Fulham, Sunderland?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 14, 2011, 05:26:10 PM
Time to bring this thread to life.
My worst nightmare this lot.No great shakes this season. The bells are ringing for the Claret and Blue hehe
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 14, 2011, 05:30:29 PM
There good run has to end sometime, and hopefully we will end it next week.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 15, 2011, 03:42:54 PM
Losing one nil at City at the minute.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 20, 2011, 02:36:45 PM
This lot got any casualty's for the weekend
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on October 23, 2011, 10:55:28 AM
Thought they looked pretty poor yesterday as a whole to be honest.

I think if Bent's goals dry up, it's not impossible they will be looking over their shoulders toward the end of the season.

Of the 9 games they've played so far, they've played 6 of the current bottom 7, only managing one win against those sides, a win at home against Blackburn at Villa Park.  Of the other 3 games they've played so far, we beat them at their place, City totally walloped them and they drew with Newcastle.

I still very much doubt they'll go down, but we can dream. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on October 23, 2011, 10:59:12 AM
Was surprised at their lack of fight 2nd half. They clearly felt injustice of the Herd decision and was expecting a real battle 2nd half.

As Megson used to say playing 10 can be harder than 11 because everyone usually rallies and puts a shift in. Many of those Villa players didn't turn up yesterday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 23, 2011, 10:59:58 AM
I think they will draw to many games to get into Europe this season. They have a pretty small squad as well.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on October 23, 2011, 11:03:57 AM
Was surprised at their lack of fight 2nd half. They clearly felt injustice of the Herd decision and was expecting a real battle 2nd half.

As Megson used to say playing 10 can be harder than 11 because everyone usually rallies and puts a shift in. Many of those Villa players didn't turn up yesterday.


very true saying about the 10 men! also a lot of teams can take their foot off the pedal thinking it will be easier.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 23, 2011, 11:07:15 AM
I was expecting much more from Villa in the second half, very surpised they didnt make it harder for us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on October 23, 2011, 01:44:49 PM
just read the sunday star! picture of collins laughing at brunt after his penalty miss! bet he wernt laughing at the end of the game :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 24, 2011, 09:35:48 AM
A typical McLeish boring team.You are made for eachother
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on October 24, 2011, 09:52:17 AM
Shocked how poor they were second half.

Few seals have been quite this morning at work, along with the dingles and the united fans.

Fantastic week to be a baggie.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BoingFlyer on October 24, 2011, 01:01:10 PM

Looks like Villa have some more problems, I like how they have highlighted "Derby Defeat" in the article.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15427513

Aston Villa and Scotland's Barry Bannan held after M1 crash Barry Bannan (pictured) and James Collins were arrested in Bulwell, Nottinghamshire Continue reading the main story
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Premier League footballer Barry Bannan has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop after a car crash on the M1 in Nottinghamshire.

The 21-year-old Aston Villa and Scotland midfielder was arrested along with Shrewsbury Town striker James Collins on Sunday morning.

A Range Rover travelling south hit the central reservation near junction 26 at 05:30 BST, Nottinghamshire Police said.

The motorway was closed for a short time following the crash.

No other vehicles were reported to be involved.

Derby defeat

A Nottinghamshire Police spokesman said: "Two men from the West Midlands area have been bailed after being arrested in connection with a road traffic collision on the southbound M1 on Sunday morning.

"The M1 had to be closed for a short time while the vehicle was recovered.

"Two men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested in Bulwell, near Nottingham, shortly after 7am on suspicion of drink driving and failing to stop at the scene of an accident.

"Both have been bailed pending further inquiries and will return at a date in December."

Aston Villa declined to comment.

The 21-year-old, capped nine times by Scotland, had featured in Villa's 2-1 defeat by West Bromwich Albion in the Premier League on Saturday.

Coventry-born Mr Collins began his career at Aston Villa and joined League Two Shrewsbury earlier this year.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on October 24, 2011, 01:06:00 PM
What a cretin. Villa are an absolute laughing stock these days.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on October 25, 2011, 12:52:29 PM
This lot are poor.They have had an easy start and now getting their comeuppance.For me they will struggle.
Villa fans accept your going to struggle ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on October 26, 2011, 09:05:54 AM
Villa have now suspended Barry Bannan as they are carrying out an inquiry.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 01, 2011, 08:27:38 PM
Norwich is a must win game for Villa, they have Spurs and Swansea away after that game.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on November 05, 2011, 02:19:22 PM
Interesting article on the disappearing Seals as the Glory Hunters of the Midlands stay away now they are about where they should be:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2011/nov/04/aston-villa-falling-crowds?commentpage=last#end-of-comments
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 05, 2011, 02:24:38 PM
Im expecting a crowd of about 33,000 at Villa today Norwich will take a good following.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 16, 2011, 10:10:02 PM
Bannan has been charged after his crash a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 21, 2011, 01:32:05 PM
Lets hope they get stuffed tonight and collect a few injuries oh and a few bookings and sendings off would be nice too
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on November 21, 2011, 01:50:24 PM
Interesting article on the disappearing Seals as the Glory Hunters of the Midlands stay away now they are about where they should be:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2011/nov/04/aston-villa-falling-crowds?commentpage=last#end-of-comments


 :D  I'd nearly forgot that they won the European Cup.
Ive now also learned that they actually invented the game as well  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on November 22, 2011, 07:56:35 AM
They have some tricky fixtures coming up.Who thinks we can finally finish above them come the end of the season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: stripes on November 22, 2011, 08:04:43 AM
Watched the Spurs game last night on TV.Hutton ran away from the ball and opposition players.No instructions to knee-high one of the opposition perhaps.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: VVVAlbion on November 22, 2011, 05:40:24 PM
Watched the Spurs game last night on TV.Hutton ran away from the ball and opposition players.No instructions to knee-high one of the opposition perhaps.
But did you see the Petrov tackle on Bale? Wasn't really trying to hurt him!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on November 22, 2011, 05:55:48 PM
Interesting that they have only sold 20 thousand season tickets, despite being a top half club still. Shows their core support isnt much bigger than us, Wolves or Blues. They have lots of floating fans and this is where their size comes from but their core support is quite weak/fickle.

Last night wasnt great though with only 30% possession. A lot of my mates were prepared to give Mcleish time but I think they are coming around to my view that he wasnt the right man for Villa. They are still 8th, but I think that says more about the league than them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on November 22, 2011, 06:55:11 PM
McLeish is the man you want if your club is totally, completely overmatched against their competition. He should send his CV to San Marino or Andorra.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on November 22, 2011, 07:03:50 PM
He'll work with what he's got and he'll have them in midtable. I'm fairly certain of that. The appointment of McLeish spoke volumes in the way Lerner is thinking in my opinion. I hate Villa, but it stunk of a lack of ambition and the 'safe' option. Needless to say, I'm glad he was appointed.

The Villa fans I know weren't happy with the appointment, however, the sensible ones amongst them were happy to give him time. They're clearly not happy with the lack of ambition their team play with and the manner of their defeats. Their defeat to us, Man City and to Tottenham last night was rather pathetic as they failed to make a game out of it, regardless if they played with ten men against us. The one I speak to quite often feels there's just a lack of ideas about their team and the way they're going.

I've waited a while to enjoy them in a it of turmoil, or certainly in a struggle. I'm going to make sure I enjoy it.

More of it please Villa!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 22, 2011, 07:28:43 PM
Im also enjoying Villa not doing as well as what they have done in the last few seasons.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Ben1983 on November 22, 2011, 07:41:01 PM
McLeish is the man you want if your club is totally, completely overmatched against their competition. He should send his CV to San Marino or Andorra.

Good summary. Villa were terrible last night!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on November 22, 2011, 07:41:52 PM
They were im suprised Spurs didnt score more last night.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: HampshireBaggie on November 28, 2011, 08:55:10 PM
http://audioboo.fm/boos/565264-caller-to-the-sportsbar

hahahahaha
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on November 28, 2011, 09:00:21 PM
http://audioboo.fm/boos/565264-caller-to-the-sportsbar

hahahahaha
delusional hahahaha ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on November 28, 2011, 09:03:49 PM
That was hilarious.  Brilliant radio.

Some really funny people decide to phone these radio stations thats why I just cant get enough of listening to them.

Brilliant.   ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 06, 2011, 08:19:50 AM
Shay Given will be out for at least a month.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 06, 2011, 08:07:19 PM
They have some really tough games coming up, Liverpool, Arsenal, Stoke away. Its going to be a tough Christmas for Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on December 08, 2011, 06:37:44 AM
On the sports report (WM) last night that the Premiership player who has had fewest touch's of the ball so far this season.................

Darren Bent  :P

Even Joe Harts had more touch's than him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on December 08, 2011, 07:42:27 AM
On the sports report (WM) last night that the Premiership player who has had fewest touch's of the ball so far this season.................

Darren Bent  :P

Even Joe Harts had more touch's than him.
Not that surprising really. Bent's a good finisher but offers very little else. A glorified Robert Earnshaw.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on December 08, 2011, 12:23:25 PM
A lot of polls doing the rounds on our boards about McLeish. On average 96-97% want him out and 71% won't renew their season ticket next year if he's still here. Ouch. Theres an article in The Mirror today aswell '96% of Villa fans want McLeish out'. Thats why it was always going to be a disastrous appointment, not because he's from Blues but because he's clueless and plays the worst, most negative football in the league. After Bolton (although we'll probably lose that aswell) we probably won't get another point this year and he'll be under massive pressure then.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on December 08, 2011, 12:29:15 PM
Having seen Bolton the other week if you lose it shouldnt matter who you are playing for the rest of the year he should be sacked,they were dire and we should have belted them by a lot more.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 08, 2011, 01:24:26 PM
Jenas is out for six months as well.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 09, 2011, 06:16:44 PM
Given will be out for a few months as well, Guzan has never really had a run in the side since he has been at Villa, good chance for him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on December 09, 2011, 06:30:37 PM
This Si whose on WM tonight (phones up all the time) is really funny.   Sounds about 10.   ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 09, 2011, 06:54:01 PM
Enjoyed hearing the Villa fans moaning on BBC WM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on December 09, 2011, 07:04:35 PM
All they seem to do is moan, never happy with a manager. Hated Graham Taylor, They hated O'leary, Majority hated Oniel, they all hated Houllier and they all hate Mcliesh. They seem to think for some reason they deserve someone like Mourinho ffs lol. They hate their owners, players, each other
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on December 09, 2011, 09:47:12 PM
All they seem to do is moan, never happy with a manager. Hated Graham Taylor, They hated O'leary, Majority hated Oniel, they all hated Houllier and they all hate Mcliesh. They seem to think for some reason they deserve someone like Mourinho ffs lol. They hate their owners, players, each other
Hate mcleish because they nearly got ancelloti / hiddink  :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 09, 2011, 09:49:13 PM
If they lose tomorrow, you would find it hard to see them winning again this year.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on December 09, 2011, 10:12:28 PM
All they seem to do is moan, never happy with a manager. Hated Graham Taylor, They hated O'leary, Majority hated Oniel, they all hated Houllier and they all hate Mcliesh. They seem to think for some reason they deserve someone like Mourinho ffs lol. They hate their owners, players, each other

It's because they are all spoilt brats and total morons. Yes I'm making a broad generalisation and yes I meant it. ALL of them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 09, 2011, 10:50:22 PM
Cleveland Browns are on their way to another poor finish. Randy Lerner hasn't exactly distinguished himself.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on December 10, 2011, 10:12:09 AM
I think McLeish is the delusional one, over the past few weeks he's came out with these pearlers:

''Heskey has been playing in defence in training, i've stood there all week watching him play like Beckenbauer and spraying balls all over the pitch''

''The system we play is like the Dutch system''

''It's a myth that i play negative football, i have always had dynamic teams''

''We went at Tottenham at the start of each half'' (In other words, we crossed the halfway line once in the opening 45 seconds of each half)

''We played well second half and really went at Man Utd'' (We improved from absolutely dire to poor)


He's cracking up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on December 10, 2011, 10:36:41 AM
I think hes the perfect manager for Aston Villa ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on December 10, 2011, 11:17:16 AM
I think McLeish is the delusional one, over the past few weeks he's came out with these pearlers:

''Heskey has been playing in defence in training, i've stood there all week watching him play like Beckenbauer and spraying balls all over the pitch''

''The system we play is like the Dutch system''

''It's a myth that i play negative football, i have always had dynamic teams''

''We went at Tottenham at the start of each half'' (In other words, we crossed the halfway line once in the opening 45 seconds of each half)

''We played well second half and really went at Man Utd'' (We improved from absolutely dire to poor)


He's cracking up.

''Heskey has been playing in defence in training, i've stood there all week watching him play like Beckenbauer and spraying balls all over the pitch''

yeah beckenbauer is now 66 :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 10, 2011, 07:21:35 PM
Very good win for the Villa today, they really needed that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on December 10, 2011, 09:42:24 PM
Anyone hear them on Radio WM after the game - most of them were shouting and chanting as if they'd just won the league, not beat the team bottom of the league.

And there was one absolute genius who said 'I wish we'd lost, then we could sack McLeish'

A proper 'care in the community' fan base.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 15, 2011, 09:24:10 PM
Carnt believe that there are Villa fans that pay good money to watch them and want there own team to lose.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 18, 2011, 08:08:57 PM
Game was near enough over for Villa today after 15 minutes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Gamma on December 18, 2011, 08:27:42 PM
http://audioboo.fm/boos/565264-caller-to-the-sportsbar

hahahahaha

YES OR NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha Villa idiots.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on December 18, 2011, 09:48:31 PM
Villa always fall on their feet.

It's a good job there are three worse teams than them this season from there view point.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 18, 2011, 10:00:58 PM
Villa always fall on their feet.

It's a good job there are three worse teams than them this season from there view point.

It is, havnt heard half of the Villa subs before.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on December 18, 2011, 10:29:29 PM
YES OR NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha Villa idiots.

That is amazing!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on December 18, 2011, 10:33:13 PM
Rumours that Bent has had a spat with McLeish now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on December 18, 2011, 10:35:22 PM
Also rumours of a takeover bigger than Man Cities.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on December 19, 2011, 01:20:24 AM
Apparently McLeish doesn't practice corners...is this true? Someone told me it was because he didn't want to injure players. How bizarre. It makes sense that Liverpool and we too scored our goals from corners against them. It's a bit of a sin not to focus on them anyway...God he is a crap manager!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 19, 2011, 07:57:01 AM
Not even their 25 million pound striker can bare to watch them :D:

"DARREN BENT apologised to Aston Villa fans last night after going shopping while his team were losing to Liverpool.
England star Bent missed the clash with an injury but came under fire on Twitter and Villa fans' sites after a picture of him out shopping yesterday was posted online."


http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/4006995/Fans-shop-Darren-Bent-for-shopping-as-Aston-Villa-lose.html
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 19, 2011, 08:37:25 AM
Joke of a club.In disarray.
Still living in the past that lot. This is our best opportunity in ages to finish higher than them
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 19, 2011, 09:07:22 AM
Reallu bad times for the Villa, and I for one am enjoying it a lot.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 19, 2011, 09:49:18 AM
How does their song go again, the bells are definitely ringing for the claret and blue, alarm bells of course
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on December 19, 2011, 02:58:11 PM
So Darren Bent preferred to go shopping instead of watching his team mates. tut tut
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on December 19, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
Came up with this in the shower this morning....

Jingle bells, jingle bells, Villa never score.
Heskeys crap, Darren's Bent and Gabbys Moms a ......

Ohhhhhhhh jingle bells....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 19, 2011, 04:30:15 PM
Such a massive club according to its fans, such a shame
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on December 19, 2011, 04:33:48 PM
they were truly pants yesterday the seals!
if they didnt have points on the board they could of been bottom with that performance!

next 3 games Arsenal (h) chelski & stoke (A)
fills me with joy to think they could be on a 4 game losing streak
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on December 19, 2011, 04:45:11 PM
So Darren Bent preferred to go shopping instead of watching his team mates. tut tut
Cant really blame him who'd want to watch that! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: bedfordbaggie on December 19, 2011, 05:24:54 PM
YES OR NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Haha Villa idiots.

Thats the chant sorted for the home game

Villa top 6
Yes or No !!!!!

With a bit of luck by then they will have imploded, and be in the relegation zone
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 19, 2011, 06:12:39 PM
All joking aside, I think all injured players, within reason, should turn up on match day and watch the club which pays them a fortune.  I don't think that's too much to ask.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on December 19, 2011, 11:46:47 PM
How is their little anthem 'the bells are ringing' going?

Terrible
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on December 20, 2011, 12:19:16 AM
When I look at Gabriel Agbonlahor  the 1st thing that comes to mind is `Wallace & Gromit .
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on December 20, 2011, 01:12:22 AM
Villa are poor but fact is they won't be anywhere near relegation. They just won't be top half like alot of their fans think they have a divine right to.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 20, 2011, 03:16:22 PM
Villa are poor but fact is they won't be anywhere near relegation. They just won't be top half like alot of their fans think they have a divine right to.

They are very poor this season.  I'd also say that they are probably one of the least, if not the least, entertaining side to watch.

I think their saviour is that the league in general isn't as good as it has been in the recent past, my humble opinion.

Villa are poor, but they are lucky in that there are a fair amount of other clubs who are as bad or even worse.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albion59 on December 20, 2011, 03:29:50 PM
This Si whose on WM tonight (phones up all the time) is really funny.   Sounds about 10.   ;D
was listing a couple of weeks ago and that si was on daz hale said something and this si went mental "i am a women not a boy" daz hale appologised but you could hear him and the others in the studio laughing i was peeing myself it was so funny. i thought it was a young lad though, very strange voice!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 20, 2011, 03:35:06 PM
If teams were stronger, this season Villa would be is massive trouble.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 20, 2011, 03:37:28 PM
Does anyone feel we might just edge them now on playing staff potential?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 20, 2011, 03:42:50 PM
I really think we do, Bent is a top striker when on song, Given is a top class keeper. But I dont think any of the other Villa players are better than our strongest starting 11.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on December 20, 2011, 04:00:55 PM
Ok name a current Vile/Albion starting 11 :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 20, 2011, 05:06:22 PM
Well the line up for their last game was hardly mouthwatering:

22 Guzan
02 Hutton
03 Warnock
05 Dunne
06 Collins
10 N'Zogbia
12 Albrighton
16 Delph
19 Petrov
14 Delfouneso
18 Heskey

I liked N'Zogbia as a player, but he really has been very poor so far at Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on December 21, 2011, 01:16:00 AM
Well the line up for their last game was hardly mouthwatering:

22 Guzan
02 Hutton
03 Warnock
05 Dunne
06 Collins
10 N'Zogbia
12 Albrighton
16 Delph
19 Petrov
14 Delfouneso
18 Heskey

I liked N'Zogbia as a player, but he really has been very poor so far at Villa.

Well they have had to sell their star assets (real matchwinners) to bring back the money from their flirt with 4th spot a couple of seasons ago and they haven't really replaced them. Granted N'Zogbia is a good player but he has done nothing this season.

Still that team is better than a few teams in the division and they are very lucky that is the case.

Without the likes of Young and Downing their squad is much much weaker however
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: HampshireBaggie on December 21, 2011, 11:43:25 PM
Alan Hutton really is a tw*t isn't he.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 21, 2011, 11:47:11 PM
Stoke and Chelsea away next for the Villa.

Lose both those and the heat will be turned up a little.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on December 21, 2011, 11:48:24 PM
I wonder if Peter Grant does set piece training for the seals - conceded the most in the prem.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Floydy on December 22, 2011, 08:16:42 AM
Alan Hutton really is a tw*t isn't he.

Up to his old tricks against Arsenal again.

He is no better than scum.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 22, 2011, 09:26:44 AM
Stoke and Chelsea away next for the Villa.

Lose both those and the heat will be turned up a little.
It will be turned up a lot, I really carnt see them getting anything from those games.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 27, 2011, 06:52:16 PM
A very dull game Yesterday for Villa, hope Chelsea stuff them .
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2011, 11:20:07 AM
Heskey is now injured for Villa, he is going to be out for quite a bit now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on December 28, 2011, 11:56:26 AM
He looked ok against Stoke.

Feel Villa will finish just above the drop this season and then it will be a big summer for them, either rebuild or get rid of Eck.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on December 28, 2011, 07:41:59 PM
I have been predicting vile for the drop this season since the start , the only problem is that bolton , blackburn and wigan appear hell bent on keeping them up.
Hopefully the rumours are true and bent is going to qpr  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2011, 09:16:15 PM
Unless Villa bring in some decent players, they could be heading for the drop next season, I bet the wish they still had players like Cahill.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on December 28, 2011, 09:39:37 PM
Someone will need to explain the concept of relegation to Randy Lerner.  :D It's not the NFL, where his club can be terrible year after year and still get all the TV money.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on December 28, 2011, 09:42:49 PM
Villa won't go down, there's quiet a few bad teams in the league this year, and i'd be amazed if at least one of the promoted sides doesn't crash and burn second half of the season. I'd say Swansea are most likely candidates.

Next season might be a worry for them but this season I think they'll be much the same as last.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on December 28, 2011, 09:53:03 PM
Sadly cant see next season being to hard for them as McBoring wont be there!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2011, 10:17:59 PM
The longer AM is there the better for us I see it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on December 28, 2011, 10:30:09 PM
Chelsea up next for Villa then Swansea.

Please Swansea beat them.

If they lose those two it's going to start to get fun. :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on December 28, 2011, 10:35:17 PM
Chelsea are due a win as they havnt won in there last three. Would love it if the Swans beat the Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on December 30, 2011, 09:38:14 AM
My new years resolution will be for this lot to go down, utter Vile
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on January 02, 2012, 04:24:43 PM
This is from last week. but missed it at the time.  It looks like it's all going smoothly at the Villa:

(http://img.metro.co.uk/i/pix/2011/12/30/article-1325246052968-0F4CA0CE00000578-722022_636x381.jpg)

Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has urged Stephen Ireland to create headlines on the pitch following the appearance of a controversial photo on Twitter.

It shows Ireland wearing silver snakeskin trousers, with a smoking pipe in one hand and a drink in the other.

McLeish said: "You don't want to be bringing attention to yourself. It is not something I want to be discussing."

He added: "Was it a shisha pipe [Arabic smoking pipe] or something? I don't know what is in that stuff. For all I know he could have been blowing bubbles into it or something.

"We know that he has not really done himself total justice in a Villa shirt. There is still a chance for him, there is still a chance for everybody.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/16361888.stm
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 02, 2012, 08:24:44 PM
Bad defeat for the Villa today, Swansea were very good today I've been told.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on January 02, 2012, 11:10:20 PM
Bad defeat for the Villa today, Swansea were very good today I've been told.

I've seen Swansea twice now once against us and I went today against the villa.

Villa were poor no doubt about it but Swansea made the most of it and should have maybe had one or two more.

Villa seem to set up to draw the game and when the away team score within four mins of start of play (both halves) it becomes difficult.

They've got to be worried when there best attacking player today was a centre back covering at right back. Cuellar was there best player who went off injured.

Not bad enough to go down but they will struggle  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on January 02, 2012, 11:26:35 PM
Villa seem to set up to draw the game

Sounds familiar.

Every time I've seen them this year, that seems to be the tactic from Mcleish.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on January 02, 2012, 11:37:56 PM
Normal service resumed at Seal Park I see!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on January 10, 2012, 06:04:45 PM
Bhahahaha!  ;D

Www.mcleishout.co.uk (http://Www.mcleishout.co.uk)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on January 10, 2012, 06:07:52 PM
He was Super Eck when they beat Chelsea....Fickle Numpties
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 10, 2012, 06:23:06 PM
That has cheered me up no end  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on January 10, 2012, 07:06:25 PM
Bhahahaha!  ;D

Www.mcleishout.co.uk (http://Www.mcleishout.co.uk)

Oh dear god. That is embarrassing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on January 10, 2012, 07:19:03 PM
Bhahahaha!  ;D

Www.mcleishout.co.uk (http://Www.mcleishout.co.uk)
Wow. So embarrassing!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on January 10, 2012, 07:27:13 PM
They're 13th...it's where they belong. Pathetic.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 11, 2012, 12:53:36 PM
Enjoyed having a look at that site.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on January 12, 2012, 10:27:01 AM
They've just completed the signing of Robbie "Boyhood Villa Fan" Keane.

Last time Keane played in claret and blue, they were relegated.


Bastids.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: matt_home1 on January 12, 2012, 10:28:12 AM
10 years too late for the villa keane
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DJ EmmJee on January 12, 2012, 10:30:20 AM
10 years too late for the villa keane

Rubbish. Perfect timing for them.






baahahahahaha
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on January 12, 2012, 10:30:54 AM
Did he support them as a young boy?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 12, 2012, 03:24:50 PM
I think it would have been a decent signing two years ago but not now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on January 12, 2012, 07:19:35 PM
I didnt think i could hate Robbie Keane anymore than i already did.........
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on January 13, 2012, 01:27:50 AM
LA  >:( and Villa  >:( in the same year. Next he somehow gets into the Mexican national team to score against the USA.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionLegend on January 13, 2012, 06:16:55 PM
Quote
Wolves fan Robbie Keane always hoped to play for Coventry and as a boy he flew over to Italy to see his beloved Inter Milan while secretly praying for the day he would play for Leeds. But as you know, there's only one team for a boy from Dublin - Spurs! He remembered how he always followed Liverpool as a Celtic fan and the only team he really wanted to play for were, of course, West Ham. But as he cheered on the Hammers, he realised that, as a baby, he was an avid L.A. Galaxy fan.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 14, 2012, 09:21:32 PM
Keane only had 7 touches today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on January 14, 2012, 09:23:16 PM
 i thought villa would win today actually, bad result
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 14, 2012, 09:24:16 PM
A draw isnt really a good result for either side.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on January 14, 2012, 09:40:21 PM
How did the protest go? Lol
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 14, 2012, 10:00:47 PM
Just under 32,000 there today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on January 17, 2012, 12:12:16 PM
Fairplay to them for this. Hope they can convince the powers that be and it would be great for the game as a whole if they could do it.

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/aston-villa-fc/aston-villa-news/2012/01/17/aston-villa-set-to-bring-back-terrace-standing-area-at-villa-park-97319-30138906/
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on January 17, 2012, 01:01:23 PM
Fairplay to them for this. Hope they can convince the powers that be and it would be great for the game as a whole if they could do it.

http://www.birminghammail.net/birmingham-sport/aston-villa-fc/aston-villa-news/2012/01/17/aston-villa-set-to-bring-back-terrace-standing-area-at-villa-park-97319-30138906/


Publicity stunt and nothing more.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on January 17, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
In hindsight I agree, it does look like the work of an unpopular board trying to get the fans back onside. Especially considering the likelihood of the FA or the government ever agreeing on it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Webby on January 20, 2012, 01:34:19 PM
Now I know no-body is a big fan of Villa but I do like them for this:

'The campaign for safe standing areas to be incorporated into top-level football grounds has received a major boost, after Aston Villa said they are examining introducing a standing section at Villa Park. Paul Faulkner, Villa's chief executive, told a supporters' consultation group that he recognises fans want to stand, that safe standing areas could help improve the match atmosphere, allow for some cheaper ticket prices, and therefore attract younger supporters currently priced out by the cost of seats. Faulkner has met the Football Supporters' Federation, which has long campaigned for a relaxation of the law compulsory requiring clubs in the top two divisions to have all-seating in their grounds' - The Guardian.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albiontilidie on January 20, 2012, 01:41:33 PM
Good PR, i think, fans want this to happen, Villa fans unhappy with Randy with the spending and manager so good PR stunt,

They may want safe standing but Randy seen an opportunity here to get away from him and Mcgleish
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on January 21, 2012, 05:23:28 PM
The only time I wanted the Villa to win and they did, well played.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on January 21, 2012, 05:29:19 PM
I guess Keane made up for the goal he scored against San Jose a few months ago.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on February 05, 2012, 07:54:56 PM
Charles N`Zogbia on his twitter account:

"First time in my life im not happy playing football !!!'



Sound like fun at the Villa right now.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 05, 2012, 08:02:27 PM
After that win at Wolves things havnt been great for Viila, lost in the cup and have had two bad results in the league.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on February 12, 2012, 07:38:23 PM
gone above them today  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 12, 2012, 08:31:43 PM
Villa still in trouble, when does Keane go back.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: weareblueweare white on February 12, 2012, 08:48:59 PM
Villa still in trouble, when does Keane go back.
One more game after today. Deffinately does`nt play against us
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 12, 2012, 08:51:52 PM
Thats good, he has made an impact at Villa, those two goals at Wolves.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on February 12, 2012, 08:52:01 PM
How was the protest?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 12, 2012, 11:31:01 PM
How was the protest?

100 turned up with Eck out written on pieces of A4 paper. Brilliant  :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on February 12, 2012, 11:36:14 PM
WSBaggie- are you saying that 100 villa fans know how to write?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 13, 2012, 06:39:31 AM
WSBaggie- are you saying that 100 villa fans know how to write?

No he said they just turned up with pieces of paper  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 13, 2012, 01:50:36 PM
WSBaggie- are you saying that 100 villa fans know how to write?

I can't be too sure they wrote them themselves but to stay on the safe side we will presume they didn't  :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on February 13, 2012, 01:52:35 PM
Richard Dunne out for 8 weeks with a broken collarbone
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on February 13, 2012, 02:06:51 PM
God is definitely a baggie this week, yyeeeeeeehhhhhaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 13, 2012, 03:00:09 PM
just hope Hutton stays fit so that retribution can be administered by somebody on 28th April
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on February 13, 2012, 03:02:22 PM
just hope Hutton stays fit so that retribution can be administered by somebody on 28th April

 i would love long to break his legs
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on February 20, 2012, 03:28:55 PM
We could help seal their fate come the time we played them.The bells are ringing
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on February 20, 2012, 03:31:53 PM
Sadly, as per last year and years previous they will scrape out of it and will sneak above us, again.

I would love it to happen, but I can't see it myself.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Roger Dodger on February 20, 2012, 06:01:27 PM
i would love long to break his legs

Yeah, be brilliant that would wouldn't it. Long sent off and banned for three matches would really help the cause. Far better he scored the winner and helped condemn them to relegation.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on February 20, 2012, 06:37:08 PM
Yeah, be brilliant that would wouldn't it. Long sent off and banned for three matches would really help the cause. Far better he scored the winner and helped condemn them to relegation.

 orlright mate calm down, he can do it next time ireland play scotland
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 21, 2012, 11:40:52 PM
Yeah, be brilliant that would wouldn't it. Long sent off and banned for three matches would really help the cause. Far better he scored the winner and helped condemn them to relegation.

Bring on Tamas to do it then. Hutton is scum and s*** I don't think he will still be in their first 11 by the time the game comes around.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on February 22, 2012, 09:39:58 AM
If they lose their next 2 games things could get verrrrrry interesting.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on February 22, 2012, 10:53:32 AM
They do seem to be matching blues from last season
very safe
safe
sort of safe
oh dear
The biggest obstacle is that 2 or 3 teams need to get above them , qpr could do it and if blackburn beat them then maybe .
I took them at 25-1 to drop so I would be quite happy .

if you could drop 1 wolves or villa
me ., id take villa this year imagine their faces  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on February 22, 2012, 11:05:14 AM
Villa any day of the week.  The excuses the fans would come up with would be proceless.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 22, 2012, 01:35:01 PM
If they lose their next 2 games things could get verrrrrry interesting.

the same could be said of us  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on February 22, 2012, 01:38:20 PM
It's expected of us though, we're little old Albion.  They are Aston Villa, they won the European Cup ya know!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on February 22, 2012, 01:45:03 PM
It's expected of us though, we're little old Albion.  They are Aston Villa, they won the European Cup ya know!!!!

Didnt know that, you learn something new every day  :D  ;). I have never heard a Villa fan mention it before  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on February 22, 2012, 02:30:18 PM
They do seem to be matching blues from last season
very safe
safe
sort of safe
oh dear
The biggest obstacle is that 2 or 3 teams need to get above them , qpr could do it and if blackburn beat them then maybe .
I took them at 25-1 to drop so I would be quite happy .

if you could drop 1 wolves or villa
me ., id take villa this year imagine their faces  :D

can i only hope so
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 22, 2012, 04:00:00 PM
It's expected of us though, we're little old Albion.  They are Aston Villa, they won the European Cup ya know!!!!

Really?? They won the European Cup? They must be a big club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 22, 2012, 04:05:11 PM
Really?? They won the European Cup? They must be a big club.

yeah but they were never known as 'world beaters' like that other rudderless big club  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 22, 2012, 04:05:31 PM
Is this really how they argue?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsYsuxPD7vc&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 22, 2012, 04:18:18 PM
Is this really how they argue?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsYsuxPD7vc&feature=youtube_gdata_player

that, my friend has had me in stiches, talk about irony  ;D ;D 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 22, 2012, 08:44:34 PM
They lose to Wigan then they really are in a dog fight. Its Robbie Keanes last game for Villa too.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 22, 2012, 08:59:32 PM
yeah but they were never known as 'world beaters' like that other rudderless big club  :D

That's a good point you know. Damn I've got a sore neck always having to look upwards at the two greatest clubs to ever grace European competition.

Oh wait... they are below us in the table.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 26, 2012, 06:50:06 AM
Sick of hearing the plebs phoning Beacon alst night saying 'we should be higher up the league than this Tom we are Villa' and those famous words 'we're too good to go down Tom'.#
As they say, the league table doesn't lie at this stage of the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 26, 2012, 10:24:16 AM
Villa have just that bit extra to stay up, but you take Bent and Given out of that team and it really is a poor side.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on February 26, 2012, 10:41:55 AM
How long is Bent out for?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on February 26, 2012, 02:09:01 PM
How long is Bent out for?

Scan on monday apparantly but my guess is a long time oh dear  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 26, 2012, 02:40:10 PM
Good news for us the, Bent hasnt done a great deal in recent weeks anyway.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on February 26, 2012, 02:41:23 PM
Good news for us the, Bent hasnt done a great deal in recent weeks anyway.

 dont think he is that good anyway
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 26, 2012, 03:01:58 PM
On his day he is a top player, his goalscoring recond speaks volumes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 26, 2012, 05:34:50 PM
It's starting to seem like divine punishment for the sin of hubris, and if God wants you relegated....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on February 26, 2012, 05:45:18 PM
They wont go down, but oh my if they did. Would be an incredible day. Last years was class with Blues going down ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on February 26, 2012, 05:54:47 PM
got a bet with a lad at work on who scores the most league goals Bent or Pete man its looking better now  :P never rated bent and to lose downing and young cant help him ow well he came for the money !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieBirdRus on February 26, 2012, 06:05:08 PM
I'm sure the Villa fans aren't too worried, i mean they do have Heskey...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Roger Dodger on February 26, 2012, 06:22:07 PM
They wont go down, but oh my if they did. Would be an incredible day. Last years was class with Blues going down ;D

Don't forget that the Blues going down kept the Dingles up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on February 26, 2012, 06:23:44 PM
Don't forget that the Blues going down kept the Dingles up.

And dont forget if that didnt happen 12/2/2012 wouldnt have happened
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 26, 2012, 06:28:36 PM
As KK said "I would love it, I would really love it" if the villa went down, doubt it'll happen sadly  :'( but if it did.. my god that would be the icing on one very large cake.

I know a few half decent villa lads but with many of them, theres a underlying arrogance & they've always looked down on us & blues for that matter, so if there is a God & they did go down, I would celebrate like I did when we beat them last/& this season right in the heart of their manor  ;D Carlsberg don't do relegation battles..... :D 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on February 26, 2012, 07:37:50 PM
Don't forget that the Blues going down kept the Dingles up.

Live in Brum so dont come across many Dingles, whereas Bluenoses and Villa fans are everywhere. Hate them both way more than Wolves
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on February 26, 2012, 08:11:14 PM
Villa going down would be great to squash their fans egos a bit and it would be nice for this current generation of Villa fans to experience what their midlands rivals have all experienced in the last 20 years. No Villa fan under 30 has any true experience of lower league football - it would do them good  :D. They would probably come straight back up with their abundance of quality young players but it would be a year outside the top flight and it's about time some of the other local clubs had the upper hand.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on February 26, 2012, 11:41:29 PM
We won't go down, purely by default of the five teams below us somehow being even worse than we are. McLeish will ensure we draw our way to safety. How they thought appointing him could ever work is beyond me, he would have had to win a trophy, finish top 8 and play good football to win even a small amount of fans over, i.e. it was never going to happen. We don't expect to win every game but we do expect to at least try and win every game, anyone that watched us against Man City will have saw we set up for a 0-0 at home and didn't have a shot until the 90th minute. We only lost 1-0 but would you have accepted such a negative performance? We'd rather have a go and lose 2 or 3-0 than play for a 0-0 and surrender meekly. Yesterday we set up for a 0-0, at bloody Wigan. We actually made them look good and we looked scared to attack. We took 4000 fans and they were 'treated' to yet another garbage performance where we didn't even try to win. The away support turned on him big time which is always a tipping point. He brought Heskey on rather than Ireland or N'Zogbia which prompted the fans into 'You dont know what you're doing', he clearly doesn't. The final 20 minutes were played out to 'We want our Villa back', 'F*ck off McLeish the Villa is ours' and 'Sack McLeish my lord'. Everyone i know has said they didn't want us to score yesterday because McLeish and his ridiculous tactics would have been justified and it would have extended his stay, how bad is that? According to the media though our fans only don't like him because 'he came from Blues', what a load of cobblers.

I honestly think going down wouldn't be the worst thing at the moment, and i know a fair few Villa fans agree with me. Mcleish would leave, we'd be rid of the crap high wage earners like Dunne, Collins, Warnock etc, we'd actually win most weeks and be near the top of the league and might win something. I know a lot of fans would return if McLeish left even if we were in the Championship, me, my mates, my old man and all his mates for a start. We would take thousands away everywhere we went as it would be new grounds and new towns, visiting the same grounds every year is boring and our away days would be great fun taking over everywhere we went.

Good win yesterday by the way, glad to see overrated media darling mad Mart get a spanking.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on February 27, 2012, 12:10:10 AM
That Man City example is a bit unfair. We employed negative tactics as well and managed a draw. So did Sunderland and nicked a win. It's all well saying we should of at least had a go when you narrowly lose though  ;D

It could be worse for Villa a lot went for then when they beat Wolves. How different would things be if Wolves had won that? The fine margins in this league are frightening at times.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: geoff on February 27, 2012, 12:30:07 PM
I'm sure the Villa fans aren't too worried, i mean they do have Heskey...


He there winger now thou, he's not the finnisher that he was. ;) ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 27, 2012, 01:41:12 PM
We won't go down, purely by default of the five teams below us somehow being even worse than we are. McLeish will ensure we draw our way to safety. How they thought appointing him could ever work is beyond me, he would have had to win a trophy, finish top 8 and play good football to win even a small amount of fans over, i.e. it was never going to happen. We don't expect to win every game but we do expect to at least try and win every game, anyone that watched us against Man City will have saw we set up for a 0-0 at home and didn't have a shot until the 90th minute. We only lost 1-0 but would you have accepted such a negative performance? We'd rather have a go and lose 2 or 3-0 than play for a 0-0 and surrender meekly. Yesterday we set up for a 0-0, at bloody Wigan. We actually made them look good and we looked scared to attack. We took 4000 fans and they were 'treated' to yet another garbage performance where we didn't even try to win. The away support turned on him big time which is always a tipping point. He brought Heskey on rather than Ireland or N'Zogbia which prompted the fans into 'You dont know what you're doing', he clearly doesn't. The final 20 minutes were played out to 'We want our Villa back', 'F*ck off McLeish the Villa is ours' and 'Sack McLeish my lord'. Everyone i know has said they didn't want us to score yesterday because McLeish and his ridiculous tactics would have been justified and it would have extended his stay, how bad is that? According to the media though our fans only don't like him because 'he came from Blues', what a load of cobblers.

I honestly think going down wouldn't be the worst thing at the moment, and i know a fair few Villa fans agree with me. Mcleish would leave, we'd be rid of the crap high wage earners like Dunne, Collins, Warnock etc, we'd actually win most weeks and be near the top of the league and might win something. I know a lot of fans would return if McLeish left even if we were in the Championship, me, my mates, my old man and all his mates for a start. We would take thousands away everywhere we went as it would be new grounds and new towns, visiting the same grounds every year is boring and our away days would be great fun taking over everywhere we went.

Good win yesterday by the way, glad to see overrated media darling mad Mart get a spanking.

I hate it when I start liking villa fans because they talk some sense....DAMM  :-*
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on February 27, 2012, 06:34:55 PM
Bent is out for 3 months.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on February 27, 2012, 06:35:57 PM
Bent is out for 3 months.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on February 27, 2012, 06:37:11 PM
shame dont rate him anyway  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on February 27, 2012, 06:39:11 PM
Bent is out for 3 months.
He never touched the ball and we only create two chances per game anyway, plus our superstar winger big bad Emile can go back to being a lethal striker so there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1wI0RB9Yjc ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on February 27, 2012, 06:44:29 PM
I think it would be good for you. It has helped reinvent Newcastle and the players you have in back up like Bannan, Lichaj, Albrighton, Clarke and Baker etc would storm the championship. It would alow you to get an exciting young manager and get a winning mentality back.

Have I convinced you enough yet to go down  ;D.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on February 27, 2012, 06:55:20 PM
I think it would be good for you. It has helped reinvent Newcastle and the players you have in back up like Bannan, Lichaj, Albrighton, Clarke and Baker etc would storm the championship. It would alow you to get an exciting young manager and get a winning mentality back.

Have I convinced you enough yet to go down  ;D.
McNugget doesn't need any convincing or encouragement to go down don't worry, he's the master at it. This time last year Blues had 30 points, we've got 29, and at this point last year injuries hit them just like they are with us. Dunne, Clark, Delph, Bent, Petrov all injured at the moment and Keane has gone who was head and shoulders our best player. As i said the only reason we'll stay up is by default of at least 3 other teams being worse than us. If he stays beyond this season though even more fans won't renew and will boycott games, i saw a poll where 70% said they wouldn't renew if he stays. Lerner needs to hold his hands up, admit it was a ridiculous mistake and sack him now, otherwise our crowds will be even lower next season and we'll be even closer to relegation next year. The thing is though knowing how clueless Lerner and his advisers are we'd end up with Steve Bruce or Avram Grant.

Albrighton and Bannan are overrated aswell, they're not Premier League players imo and will end up falling away into the Championship (probably with us!). It might sound strange but i'd be more excited going to places like Barnsley and Coventry for a season, taking 6000+, more than likely winning and being near the top of the league than going to Old Trafford and losing and trying to finish in the dizzy heights of 8th.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on February 27, 2012, 06:57:57 PM
Pleaseeeeee Terry Connor rejuvenate Wolves enough to get them above the Villa.

Pleaseeeeee Mark Hughes get your expensive squad earning their wages.

Pleaseeeeee Steve Kean keep the revival going.

Pleaseeeeee Big Eck, keep up the good work, your doing just fine!!!!

Just keep the Villa down the bottom and see the misery on their face when we muller them at The Hawthorns.  Cant wait.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 27, 2012, 06:58:33 PM
At least Bent can go out shopping again on a Saturday afternoon
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on February 27, 2012, 07:46:27 PM
At least Bent can go out shopping again on a Saturday afternoon

wait for the picture to be on twitter this saturday  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 27, 2012, 08:02:50 PM
We won't go down, purely by default of the five teams below us somehow being even worse than we are. McLeish will ensure we draw our way to safety. How they thought appointing him could ever work is beyond me, he would have had to win a trophy, finish top 8 and play good football to win even a small amount of fans over, i.e. it was never going to happen. We don't expect to win every game but we do expect to at least try and win every game, anyone that watched us against Man City will have saw we set up for a 0-0 at home and didn't have a shot until the 90th minute. We only lost 1-0 but would you have accepted such a negative performance? We'd rather have a go and lose 2 or 3-0 than play for a 0-0 and surrender meekly. Yesterday we set up for a 0-0, at bloody Wigan. We actually made them look good and we looked scared to attack. We took 4000 fans and they were 'treated' to yet another garbage performance where we didn't even try to win. The away support turned on him big time which is always a tipping point. He brought Heskey on rather than Ireland or N'Zogbia which prompted the fans into 'You dont know what you're doing', he clearly doesn't. The final 20 minutes were played out to 'We want our Villa back', 'F*ck off McLeish the Villa is ours' and 'Sack McLeish my lord'. Everyone i know has said they didn't want us to score yesterday because McLeish and his ridiculous tactics would have been justified and it would have extended his stay, how bad is that? According to the media though our fans only don't like him because 'he came from Blues', what a load of cobblers.

I honestly think going down wouldn't be the worst thing at the moment, and i know a fair few Villa fans agree with me. Mcleish would leave, we'd be rid of the crap high wage earners like Dunne, Collins, Warnock etc, we'd actually win most weeks and be near the top of the league and might win something. I know a lot of fans would return if McLeish left even if we were in the Championship, me, my mates, my old man and all his mates for a start. We would take thousands away everywhere we went as it would be new grounds and new towns, visiting the same grounds every year is boring and our away days would be great fun taking over everywhere we went.

Good win yesterday by the way, glad to see overrated media darling mad Mart get a spanking.

This is why I'm glad we haven't won the European Cup. Expectations are well above what Villa should realistically be looking at.

Don't get me wrong your manager and tactics are s*** but are you one of the 10 best teams in the league? I'm not convinced.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on February 27, 2012, 08:46:20 PM
Randy Lerner's record as an owner in the NFL, a league with a salary cap, shared television and merchandising revenue, and in which weaker teams get easier fixtures and higher entry draft choices the following year:

year    W   L
2003    5  11
2004    4  12
2005    6  10
2006    4  12
2007   10   6
2008    4  12
2009    5  11
2010    5  11
2011    4  12


I would guess only Detroit and their 86-year-old owner have been worse over that interval.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 28, 2012, 06:24:26 AM
Oh dear oh dear, only old Emilia and yamomsa as the strike option.
Tough times for our rich neighbours.  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 28, 2012, 08:11:17 AM
Oh dear oh dear, only old Emilia and yamomsa as the strike option.
Tough times for our rich neighbours.  :P

When was the last time we did the double over the Vile? Come on stat men. This surely is the best time we have had in many a year to do them twice in one season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on February 28, 2012, 08:13:12 AM
Oh dear oh dear, only old Emilia and yamomsa as the strike option.
Tough times for our rich neighbours.  :P
Certianly looking bad for them, where are the goals going to come from.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 28, 2012, 09:01:07 AM
Certianly looking bad for them, where are the goals going to come from.


Emile Heskey of course, dont you know your football :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jeremy Roland Peace on February 28, 2012, 09:40:00 AM
thinking out loud here, if we beat the villa at ours and then lose to wigan, qpr and blackburn that could drop them right in it couldn't it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 28, 2012, 09:58:13 AM
When was the last time we did the double over the Vile? Come on stat men. This surely is the best time we have had in many a year to do them twice in one season

Sticking me neck out a bit here but I've gone back to the 1930s & cant find us ever doing the league double over the villa.

Best I can do is 1966/7 season, we beat them 2-1 at home in the league & 6-1 at home in the league cup on our way to the final.

Here's the thing though  ;D ;D ;D the villa got relegated that season  ;D ;D ;D......hmmm talk about ya clutchin at straws!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on February 28, 2012, 10:10:39 AM
This is why I'm glad we haven't won the European Cup. Expectations are well above what Villa should realistically be looking at.

Don't get me wrong your manager and tactics are s*** but are you one of the 10 best teams in the league? I'm not convinced.
But are we one of the 10 biggest clubs in the league? Comfortably. I don't think expecting to be in the top half is anything out of the ordinary or too much to ask for, managing Villa you should finish in the top ten by default imo. Last season we were dire and still finished 9th. Also you have a team like Norwich sat in 8th and playing attractive football, we may have a very average squad and team these days but are our players worse than Norwich? We've got some decent attacking players, much better than Norwich imo, but when you set up for 0-0 draws they don't get utilised or played to their strengths. Thats what annoys me when the media and other fans make out like we think we have a divine right to be in the top four, we don't. The vast majority of our fans would be happy with top 8, playing some decent football that people actually want to watch and a decent cup run. For a club of our size thats not too much to ask for, we don't expect to win every game but we at least expect us to try to win and have a go.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Aixelsyd on February 28, 2012, 10:42:53 AM
When was the last time we did the double over the Vile? Come on stat men. This surely is the best time we have had in many a year to do them twice in one season


1973/1974 
English Div 2 (old)  Sa 02Mar 1974   Aston Villa  1 - 3  West Brom     
English Div 2 (old)  We 26Dec 1973   West Brom  2 - 0  Aston Villa     


1964/1965 
English Div 1 (old)  Sa 27Feb 1965   West Brom  3 - 1  Aston Villa     
English Div 1 (old)  Sa 17Oct 1964   Aston Villa  0 - 1  West Brom     
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on February 28, 2012, 03:25:48 PM
But are we one of the 10 biggest clubs in the league? Comfortably. I don't think expecting to be in the top half is anything out of the ordinary or too much to ask for, managing Villa you should finish in the top ten by default imo. Last season we were dire and still finished 9th. Also you have a team like Norwich sat in 8th and playing attractive football, we may have a very average squad and team these days but are our players worse than Norwich? We've got some decent attacking players, much better than Norwich imo, but when you set up for 0-0 draws they don't get utilised or played to their strengths. Thats what annoys me when the media and other fans make out like we think we have a divine right to be in the top four, we don't. The vast majority of our fans would be happy with top 8, playing some decent football that people actually want to watch and a decent cup run. For a club of our size thats not too much to ask for, we don't expect to win every game but we at least expect us to try to win and have a go.

Leeds are probably one of the ten biggest teams in the country so what? No offence but the arrogant we are a big club so should finish top 10 is where Villa fans go terribly wrong in my opinion.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 28, 2012, 04:27:10 PM
Leeds are probably one of the ten biggest teams in the country so what? No offence but the arrogant we are a big club so should finish top 10 is where Villa fans go terribly wrong in my opinion.

Its every time they breathe in in mine
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on February 28, 2012, 04:44:44 PM
They'll jam out of it again but if they did drop it would arouse a zip bursting errection in my trousers.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gazberg on February 28, 2012, 09:02:21 PM
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Post by: Aixelsyd on February 28, 2012, 09:22:25 PM
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Post by: WBASPE77 on February 28, 2012, 09:57:34 PM
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Post by: The Black Pearl on February 28, 2012, 10:21:27 PM
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Post by: Quakes Fan on February 28, 2012, 11:07:10 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion_Yank_7 on February 28, 2012, 11:54:38 PM
I can't see them staying up for the next couple of years- Right now, Bent is injured, Keane is back in LA, and the supporters are starting to lose faith even more so than usual. And with 54 pounds of debt, it's a matter of time before they become Portsmouth, Rangers, etc... Quite obviously, I've had no love or mercy for Villa, so hoping for the worst for them...  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 29, 2012, 07:05:18 AM
Beauty of it is that they are so much in debt that they cannot fford to sack McDull and his back room boys.
I bet their season tickets take a rollocking next year
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: devonbaggiecjaj on February 29, 2012, 08:18:03 AM
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on February 29, 2012, 08:23:16 AM
would they have had all that upfront? not normal practice now is it


Hello Baby Baggie :D

I think Randy is loosing interest fast but as per they wil survive like the Dingles because its a poor league this season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on February 29, 2012, 09:51:29 AM
my mate had a villa fan write on her facebook wall yesterday, she basically said; her boyfriend had got her son arsenal tickets for his first ever game and he was excited, and this is how the villa fans reply went..."he should go down to villa and watch a real team, it's my local team, we won the european cup back when it meant something"!

Doesn't take them long does it to mention that cup win!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: popmonkey on February 29, 2012, 09:58:05 AM
my mate had a villa fan write on her facebook wall yesterday, she basically said; her boyfriend had got her son arsenal tickets for his first ever game and he was excited, and this is how the villa fans reply went..."he should go down to villa and watch a real team, it's my local team, we won the european cup back when it meant something"!

Doesn't take them long does it to mention that cup win!

I know a Villa fan who tried to bring up the European Cup win in an argument. Trouble was, the argument was with a Forest fan who used the classic line "Just the ONE European cup? Bless."
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on February 29, 2012, 12:02:31 PM
The villa fan I work with really hates me ..

I call him mr vigar (my old history teacher ) which always starts him off , then ill ask if hes going to the next match , when he says yes I go and get some paper and drawer him a map, then theres the top club in the midlands jibe, ask if his neck is ok (keep looking in the past) , can tell villa are a MASSIVE club cause there is so many empty seats, big eck dooing a great job , bruce next , gabby queen of shops etc etc etc
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: popmonkey on February 29, 2012, 01:11:59 PM
Has everyone seen this open letter (http://purplepineapples.com/?p=869) sent from a fan to the club?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on February 29, 2012, 02:42:48 PM
Has everyone seen this open letter (http://purplepineapples.com/?p=869) sent from a fan to the club?

Jesus! that's 15 minutes of my life I'll never get back, he needs to stay away from the medicine cupboard  :) what will he be like if/when they go down  ;D

I almost feel like I shouldn't be taking all this pleasure for their plight, BUT F**K IT they've ripped it out of us for long enough.

You're doing a fine job agent McLeish.   
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on February 29, 2012, 03:58:45 PM
Has everyone seen this open letter (http://purplepineapples.com/?p=869) sent from a fan to the club?

Hide the rope  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2012, 02:12:15 PM
A must win game for Villa tomorrow. Im expecting it to be a tight game.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on March 02, 2012, 02:29:35 PM
On a serious personal level i don't think AM has done so badly this year up to this point. Villa lost arguably their 2 best players and bought in no body to replace them (Insomnia has been a waste of space). Bent was never going to be effective without young and downing feeding him the ball. Collins and Dunne have both looked past it for a few seasons now and hes had a shedload of injuries to deal with. And the replacements are some 20 year old kids with no experience of premiership football. Theres not many managers to this point that would have them sitting above 12th. They say about McCleish's football I wonder if they had our own uncle roy in charge there i bet we would be hearing the same noises from the fans.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 02, 2012, 03:44:42 PM
He has had a very tough job from the start, they had a decent enough start to the season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on March 03, 2012, 06:42:32 PM
another draw again today,
conceded late equaliser, must a great time to be a villa fan :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on March 03, 2012, 06:51:47 PM
Comedy gold on WM.

All we need to do is look at their stadium. Look at their history. They will ALWAYS be the biggest Midlands club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on March 03, 2012, 06:56:08 PM
Comedy gold on WM.

All we need to do is look at their stadium. Look at their history. They will ALWAYS be the biggest Midlands club.
Plus the won the European Cup, but they don't like to mention that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 03, 2012, 06:58:36 PM
2 must win games for them at Wigan and Blackburn and only 2 points. Fulham at home next week for them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: CL3MO on March 03, 2012, 07:22:38 PM
2 must win games for them at Wigan and Blackburn and only 2 points. Fulham at home next week for them.

Why were they 'must win' games?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mulumbu99 on March 03, 2012, 08:42:49 PM
couple of rumours on twitter big eck has resigned
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: popmonkey on March 03, 2012, 10:05:24 PM
Comedy gold on WM.

All we need to do is look at their stadium. Look at their history. They will ALWAYS be the biggest Midlands club.

I was in the car when that caller came on. When he said "have they seen our stadium" I joked to my mate "yeah, it's half empty". I was half expecting him to mention the European Cup
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on March 04, 2012, 07:02:23 AM
Utopia has to be seals and dingles relegated in the same season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on March 04, 2012, 01:39:19 PM
They probably will always be the biggest midland club. Unless there is a big shift, Albion, Blues and Wolves will always be 30 thousand clubs while Villa are a 40 thousand club.

If there was a big money benefactor who took one of the other 3 to a title win then things may change over time or if one of the 3 pulled off a marketing coup by pulling in more of an ethnic fanbase then again the gap could close but Villa are most likely to stay as the most "supported" team in the midlands.

Doesnt mean they are going to stay as the best  ;D.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on March 04, 2012, 05:56:17 PM
i would agree villa have the biggest ground and fan base and pay the biggest wages but thats it ! and the biggest clowns running it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on March 04, 2012, 08:05:17 PM
(https://p.twimg.com/Am-d2SJCEAEtgJ_.jpg:large)
 :D  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on March 05, 2012, 12:59:15 AM
Been out tonight in Erdington, the heart of their manor wearing my colours, not a vile shirt to be seen, they are distraught, so much negativity, some of them even complimentary to us, I'm like a kid in a sweet shop! happy flippin days indeed   ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on March 05, 2012, 02:36:06 AM
As A lifelong Aston Villa fan, I jumped for joy earlier when I glanced at the main football headline of today, but then I read more carefully;

It turns out Villa's Boss hasn't been sacked after all  :D Taken from facebook
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on March 10, 2012, 05:05:33 PM
S**T always something to f**k your weekend up!  >:( >:(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on March 10, 2012, 07:27:12 PM
S**T always something to f**k your weekend up!  >:( >:(

 ah well, they had to win someday, still above them
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 11, 2012, 12:13:20 AM
They were always due a win, still above them thats all that matters.
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Post by: crazedwbafan18 on March 11, 2012, 01:28:51 AM
was inevitable i guess, more interested in the orange down the road to be honest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on March 11, 2012, 09:44:34 PM
Still think they wont finish ahead of us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on March 24, 2012, 05:27:42 PM
Well well well. Another loss.

I think they have too much sadly. But i think they'll get dragged closer to the relegation mix the next few weeks.
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Post by: jonny on March 24, 2012, 05:35:35 PM
Nice run in for them......
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Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on March 30, 2012, 07:09:01 PM
Si is it? Squeaky posh voice.

Just been on and said the following:

"Shocked about Petrov, can we give him a coaching role, who will be our captain?"

FFS
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Post by: AidantheBaggies on March 30, 2012, 07:29:40 PM
Sounds like a typical Villa fan. I would like to wish Petrov a speedy recovery.
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Post by: kris_boing on March 30, 2012, 07:30:41 PM
He sounds like hes about 10 with his voice pitch and content.
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Post by: the rainbow turn east on March 30, 2012, 09:01:32 PM
He sounds like hes about 10 with his voice pitch and content.

I thought it was a man as well but its actually a woman who`s never been to a Villa game in her life lol!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on March 31, 2012, 05:11:38 PM
They are in huge, huge trouble. Villa relegation party on April 28th anyone?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on March 31, 2012, 05:13:42 PM
They are in huge, huge trouble. Villa relegation party on April 28th anyone?

Its the dream.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on March 31, 2012, 05:21:36 PM
If neither of us haven't won a game up to this one its going to be war
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Post by: baggieheart on March 31, 2012, 05:25:12 PM
Don't t know if they had a lot of injuries but there line up appears shocking to be honest.

Must be the biggest fall in quality of player from 2 seasons ago considering some of the players they had to call upon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on March 31, 2012, 10:57:18 PM
even torres scored past them
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on March 31, 2012, 11:01:48 PM
Realistically, do you think they could be in the bottom 3 come the end of the season?

How good would it be to beat them and send them into the relegation zone April 28th!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on March 31, 2012, 11:20:10 PM
Realistically, do you think they could be in the bottom 3 come the end of the season?

How good would it be to beat them and send them into the relegation zone April 28th!

Villa's remaining fixtures: it doesn't look that easy a run in.  :)

Liverpool v Aston Villa   
Aston Villa v Stoke   
Man Utd v Aston Villa      
Aston Villa v Sunderland   
Aston Villa v Bolton       
West Brom v Aston Villa       
Aston Villa v Tottenham   
Norwich v Aston Villa   
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 01, 2012, 08:25:45 AM
Can you all please stop it, you're starting to get me believing it could happen  :P
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Post by: zippyandbungle on April 01, 2012, 10:50:01 PM
Saturday night on wm 2013
 
"but franksy , we won a European trophy , we DESERVE to be back in the premiership, this donkey allardyce , he's playing crap route one football and our front two of heskey and Ebanks Blake aint a patch on withe and shaw.
We should have got mouriniho cause we are a huge club "


 ;D
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Post by: AlbionLegend on April 02, 2012, 09:26:27 AM
I think they will stay up, they could easily get two more wins from those fixtures. Although I hope I'm wrong!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 02, 2012, 09:40:36 AM
Their squad is the weakest i have ever known.Their fixtures are more difficult than ours.What a time to finish above them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on April 07, 2012, 11:26:27 PM
glad they drawed with liverpool. cause were still 5 points above them, amd its great seeing liverpool struggle
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Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 07, 2012, 11:30:02 PM
Had to laugh at the minutes silence today, someone shouted something then another shouted "shurrup knobhead" in a thick brummie accent!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on April 08, 2012, 08:05:49 AM
Not a full small away end at anfield times must be bad!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 08, 2012, 11:21:05 AM
Not a full small away end at anfield times must be bad!
They are. Interest is at an all time low and more and more people just aren't bothered any more. I went shopping rather than watch the game yesterday, i don't care any more. When i found out we'd been winning and Liverpool had equalised late on i was 'meh'. If we get safe Lerner should sack McLeish straight away and then sell up, it won't happen though. McLeish will still be there next season and we'll struggle to sell 20k season tickets and our gates will be even smaller. I wouldn't watch the garbage he serves up if someone paid me to go.
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Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 08, 2012, 11:24:30 AM
Post some more please, its great.
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Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 08, 2012, 11:54:36 AM
They are. Interest is at an all time low and more and more people just aren't bothered any more. I went shopping rather than watch the game yesterday, i don't care any more. When i found out we'd been winning and Liverpool had equalised late on i was 'meh'. If we get safe Lerner should sack McLeish straight away and then sell up, it won't happen though. McLeish will still be there next season and we'll struggle to sell 20k season tickets and our gates will be even smaller. I wouldn't watch the garbage he serves up if someone paid me to go.


Theres nothing like a true supporter & you're nothing like etc.. etc..

I would love you lot to get relegated purely for all the crap I've had to listen to over the years BUT I have a few decent villa mates who go to all the games, win, lose or draw!!! proper fans 'meh' 

Not that I give a flying f*** but you're team is struggling at the moment for various reasons or is it just McLiesh boo hoo ;( why dont you get behind you're team of rename yourself blackcountrycouln'tgiveas**t  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 08, 2012, 12:11:46 PM
They are the most fickle fans going.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 08, 2012, 12:18:29 PM
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Post by: WSBaggie on April 08, 2012, 12:20:20 PM
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Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 08, 2012, 12:37:24 PM
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 08, 2012, 04:00:59 PM
roll on the 28th our third double of the sason and confirming our best in the West Mids team of the year
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 08, 2012, 04:56:03 PM
Christ alive some of that lot don't even know they were born.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 08, 2012, 04:58:22 PM
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Post by: WSBaggie on April 08, 2012, 07:24:45 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 08, 2012, 08:34:18 PM
Weem a big club waaaaaaaaaaaa I ay gooin again til we get anuvaa managa waaaaaaaaaaaaa where's the money gone waaaaaaaaaaa wway shud bay in the champyuns layge waaaaaaAaaaaaaaaaaaa we wun tha uropayan cup waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa its killin me franksay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waym not fickle way just downt like ya wwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ellllissss out waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waym the twelf man waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa our grownd is mosssivvve waaaaaaaaaaaaaaAaa forty tharsan every wik waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa peter wivvv waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Up yours.
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Post by: zippyandbungle on April 08, 2012, 10:15:27 PM
Weem a big club waaaaaaaaaaaa I ay gooin again til we get anuvaa managa waaaaaaaaaaaaa where's the money gone waaaaaaaaaaa wway shud bay in the champyuns layge waaaaaaAaaaaaaaaaaaa we wun tha uropayan cup waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa its killin me franksay waaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waym not fickle way just downt like ya wwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ellllissss out waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa waym the twelf man waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa our grownd is mosssivvve waaaaaaaaaaaaaaAaa forty tharsan every wik waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa peter wivvv waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.

Up yours.
Now that made me laugh ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 09, 2012, 05:02:18 PM
Hopefully they loose today and Blackburn and QPR can pick up points if thats the case their bang in a relegation scrap
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on April 09, 2012, 07:37:37 PM
could have done with a win today
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on April 10, 2012, 10:50:41 PM
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 15, 2012, 04:55:10 PM
Beat these and its looking likely we will finish above them for the first time since god knows when. Lets do it this season because it might not happen for a good while again. Chim chimerny
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 15, 2012, 06:26:05 PM
The 7 point gap we have opened up on them now has to be enough to allow our first finish above them in my lifetime.

I think, finally, we are going to be able to call ourselves the pride of the midlands.

Finishing above Stoke would put the icing on that particular cake (and allow for me to say I have seen us a truly the boss of the entire midlands - something we have rarely ever been in our entire history  :D)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 15, 2012, 06:32:01 PM
I think Roy said last night it's been 33 years since we finished above them. We're almost there!  ;D

The sooner we get it over and done with, the sooner it can hopefully become a familiar trend. If we're also going to finish above them season after season, it's also important that we can actually start to dominate this particular fixture like they have for so many years. See how they like it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on April 15, 2012, 08:06:19 PM
Probably the worst squad of players in my lifetime Randy is now running that awful club like a business after Martin O'Neil bled him dry for a while
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 15, 2012, 10:52:38 PM
Whens your open top bus parade for finishing above us? I bet you'll announce it over your tannoy aswell like Blues did in the one season they finished above us. 'Everyone it's official, we have finished above the Villa!'. Bless :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 15, 2012, 10:57:58 PM
Whens your open top bus parade for finishing above us? I bet you'll announce it over your tannoy aswell like Blues did in the one season they finished above us. 'Everyone it's official, we have finished above the Villa!'. Bless :)

Probably the week after your annual 'we won the european cup' one. You did win it didn't you or am I mistaken ? I don't think i've heard it mentioned anywhere for a few hours.

Keep trying mate, no matter what you say or do we'll still be laughing at you.  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 15, 2012, 11:16:46 PM
What you don't realise though is many of us are laughing at ourselves these days. The pub i was in today was rammed with Villa fans laughing and taking the p*ss at just how crap we are. Many of us genuinely don't care and are just counting down the days until McLeish leaves. I don't care if we lose, i don't care where we finish and i won't do until he leaves and i know thousands of others won't either until McLeish goes. I had a bet today Rooney 1st goal Man Utd win 3-0, i was gutted when they scored the 4th and cost me money but i didn't give a toss that we lost. My mrs is an Albion fan and even she's stopped taking the p*ss because she realises that i and every other Villa fan she knows aren't bothered any more. I'd rather go down and get rid of McLeish than another season of this rubbish.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 15, 2012, 11:19:19 PM
What you don't realise though is many of us are laughing at ourselves these days. The pub i was in today was rammed with Villa fans laughing and taking the p*ss at just how crap we are. Many of us genuinely don't care and are just counting down the days until McLeish leaves. I don't care if we lose, i don't care where we finish and i won't do until he leaves and i know thousands of others won't either until McLeish goes. I had a bet today Rooney 1st goal Man Utd win 3-0, i was gutted when they scored the 4th and cost me money but i didn't give a toss that we lost. My mrs is an Albion fan and even she's stopped taking the p*ss because she realises that i and every other Villa fan she knows aren't bothered any more. I'd rather go down and get rid of McLeish than another season of this rubbish.

And that is why you will always be the most fickle bunch of fans there is to be found.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbako on April 15, 2012, 11:37:14 PM
Whens your open top bus parade for finishing above us? I bet you'll announce it over your tannoy aswell like Blues did in the one season they finished above us. 'Everyone it's official, we have finished above the Villa!'. Bless :)

We're reserving the open top bus for when McLeish gets a new contract. In the mean time we'll just keep laughing at you.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 15, 2012, 11:48:39 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 16, 2012, 12:07:58 AM
With the exception of Bent due to his goal scoring ability I genuinely can't think of too many Villa players I'd like to have here.

I'd hate to have McLeish as a manager, he's so restrictive with his play and negative in his team set ups.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 16, 2012, 12:58:56 AM
What you don't realise though is many of us are laughing at ourselves these days. The pub i was in today was rammed with Villa fans laughing and taking the p*ss at just how crap we are. Many of us genuinely don't care and are just counting down the days until McLeish leaves. I don't care if we lose, i don't care where we finish and i won't do until he leaves and i know thousands of others won't either until McLeish goes. I had a bet today Rooney 1st goal Man Utd win 3-0, i was gutted when they scored the 4th and cost me money but i didn't give a toss that we lost. My mrs is an Albion fan and even she's stopped taking the p*ss because she realises that i and every other Villa fan she knows aren't bothered any more. I'd rather go down and get rid of McLeish than another season of this rubbish.

You aint a proper fan, your a bum of a fan, you don't even deserve to be on our forum, crawl back under your rock teletext boy, I'd be ashamed if you were an Albion fan.

"I don't care if we lose"  ??? ??? ??? stop calling yourself a football fan, you live in the Black Country & support the villa, what a glory hunting loser.

I really hope we batter you in a couple of weeks, bet you won't come on here after, because you'll bottle it   
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 16, 2012, 06:41:42 AM
What you don't realise though is many of us are laughing at ourselves these days. The pub i was in today was rammed with Villa fans laughing and taking the p*ss at just how crap we are. Many of us genuinely don't care and are just counting down the days until McLeish leaves. I don't care if we lose, i don't care where we finish and i won't do until he leaves and i know thousands of others won't either until McLeish goes. I had a bet today Rooney 1st goal Man Utd win 3-0, i was gutted when they scored the 4th and cost me money but i didn't give a toss that we lost. My mrs is an Albion fan and even she's stopped taking the p*ss because she realises that i and every other Villa fan she knows aren't bothered any more. I'd rather go down and get rid of McLeish than another season of this rubbish.

With any luck you'll go down and leep Alex since your so in the red you can afford to part company with him  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BobTaylor on April 16, 2012, 06:54:49 AM
Next tuesday is a massive game against bolton but i got a feeling the vile will win unfortunetly, i would go and watch the albion and cheer them on if mick mcarthy was the next manager, i would be unhappy but i would still back the team.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 16, 2012, 09:57:48 AM
You aint a proper fan, your a bum of a fan, you don't even deserve to be on our forum, crawl back under your rock teletext boy, I'd be ashamed if you were an Albion fan.

"I don't care if we lose"  ??? ??? ??? stop calling yourself a football fan, you live in the Black Country & support the villa, what a glory hunting loser.

I really hope we batter you in a couple of weeks, bet you won't come on here after, because you'll bottle it
Why would i bottle it? I know we're rubbish and will play for a 0-0 or 1-1 draw but will more than likely lose. I told my mrs before the 2-1 last season you would beat us and i told her before the 2-1 this season you would beat us aswell, and i was on here after both games.

As for being a glory hunter i simply followed my old man who is a Villa fan, like most of you will have done. And we've won two trophies in my lifetime, the last one being in 1996. What a glory hunter.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 16, 2012, 10:49:36 AM
Next tuesday is a massive game against bolton but i got a feeling the vile will win unfortunetly, i would go and watch the albion and cheer them on if mick mcarthy was the next manager, i would be unhappy but i would still back the team.
I'd prefer a win in the Sunderland game first, if they beat us (mad Mart will have them fired up big time, especially as i think a lot of our fans will boo him) and Bolton beat Swansea at home then it could be squeaky bum time against Bolton. I wouldn't fancy our players in that 6 pointer either, we haven't got any fight in our team and the crowd would be so nervy i think it would rub off on the players. It's not like our team is much better than Bolton these days either, our captain is tortoise head Agbonlahor who is useless and our team is full of kids. If we stay up this season we'll come even closer to going down next season imo.

I think a lot of you under-estimate how you'd have felt if you got big nose Mick directly from Wolves. Especially if he'd took them down playing the most negative football in the league and failed to get a point in the least 5 games that would have kept them up a la McLeish. He also won them their first trophy since God's dog died and a lot of their fans still didn't like him because of his style of play, thats how bad it was. Him coming from Blues is a factor no doubt but the main gripe is that it was the most unambitious and bizarre appointment ever. All the managers out there, many of whom are better than him, why would you appoint the bloke who just took your fierce rivals down? After the game yesterday he said 'the young lions have come here to the Theatre of Dreams'. The Theatre of Dreams? Pass the sick bucket. He's our manager not a cockney day tripper. That just sums up his inferiority complex and why their fans, our fans, their players and our players all knew Man Utd would win before the game. I don't expect to go there and win or even draw but i at least expect to have a bit of hope rather than knowing we're going to get stuffed without putting up a fight. I wouldn't mind if he forfeited these games like he does if we beat everyone else but we don't, we either lose or draw 1-1! :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on April 16, 2012, 11:18:06 AM
Do you genuinely believe you have a divine right to cherry pick the best manager, play the best football and finish in the top 6 every season?

It is alarming how similar Wolves and Villa actually are, well neither of them are in the Black Country for a start.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 16, 2012, 11:23:57 AM
Do you genuinely believe you have a divine right to cherry pick the best manager, play the best football and finish in the top 6 every season?

It is alarming how similar Wolves and Villa actually are, well neither of them are in the Black Country for a start.
Where have i said that? I don't expect the best manager but i expect someone a hell of a lot better than Alex bloody McLeish. For the record we're 2nd bottom in the 2012 form table, only ahead of Wolves. I don't expect top 6 every season but i do expect better than that, just the same as you lot would. And i don't expect the best football either. A decent manager who doesn't belittle us and actually tries to win games, top half and decent football and i'd be happy.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 16, 2012, 11:29:34 AM
What you don't realise though is many of us are laughing at ourselves these days. The pub i was in today was rammed with Villa fans laughing and taking the p*ss at just how crap we are. Many of us genuinely don't care and are just counting down the days until McLeish leaves. I don't care if we lose, i don't care where we finish and i won't do until he leaves and i know thousands of others won't either until McLeish goes. I had a bet today Rooney 1st goal Man Utd win 3-0, i was gutted when they scored the 4th and cost me money but i didn't give a toss that we lost.  I'd rather go down and get rid of McLeish than another season of this rubbish.

That just sums you lot up perfectly.

Utter joke of a fan base.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 16, 2012, 12:24:17 PM
Where have i said that? I don't expect the best manager but i expect someone a hell of a lot better than Alex bloody McLeish. For the record we're 2nd bottom in the 2012 form table, only ahead of Wolves. I don't expect top 6 every season but i do expect better than that, just the same as you lot would. And i don't expect the best football either. A decent manager who doesn't belittle us and actually tries to win games, top half and decent football and i'd be happy.

So  a bloke who has won titles in another country (so what if its Scotland) and managed at international level (again Scotland) as well as having Premier League experience  is not good enough for you lot ?

Nothing to do with him coming from across the city then ?

I bet Mourinho, Guardiola, Fergie etc were gutted they weren't asked.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 16, 2012, 12:44:16 PM
Bless the poor Villain.  You know its bad when they have to resort to saying that they dont care anymore.

We are only a couple of weeks away from, 'I dont care if you finished above us, you can only be pride of the Midlands if you won the European Cup, 'because we won the European Cup we did!'
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 16, 2012, 12:54:00 PM
Bless the poor Villain.  You know its bad when they have to resort to saying that they dont care anymore.

We are only a couple of weeks away from, 'I dont care if you finished above us, you can only be pride of the Midlands if you won the European Cup, 'because we won the European Cup we did!'

That would be West Midlands, as over in the East Forest won it twice  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 01:01:13 PM
I'm back seeing as its the big one in a few weeks :D
BCV isn't a typical Villa fan, he's an absolute moron who cares not for Villa despite what he says. Conveniantly missing out the O'Dreary, Ellis yeras, pops back for the MON wankfest and dissapears again and apparently laughs at our crap performances. I suppose you have to laugh or else you'll cry, however I've found getting really angry helps
Can see you doing the double over us this season, and its killing me to say this, but well done on a good season. Hopefully this derby gets a bit more spicy now! As long as the zooloo army stay down this gets bigger
UTV
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 16, 2012, 01:03:30 PM
I'm hoping your derby with Blues gets spicier, in the fizzy pop league.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 16, 2012, 01:06:51 PM
I'm back seeing as its the big one in a few weeks :D
BCV isn't a typical Villa fan, he's an absolute moron who cares not for Villa despite what he says. Conveniantly missing out the O'Dreary, Ellis yeras, pops back for the MON wankfest and dissapears again and apparently laughs at our poo performances. I suppose you have to laugh or else you'll cry, however I've found getting really angry helps
Can see you doing the double over us this season, and its killing me to say this, but well done on a good season. Hopefully this derby gets a bit more spicy now! As long as the zooloo army stay down this gets bigger
UTV

I'd say Doug Ellis has forgotten more about running a decent football club than Randolph will ever know.....just look at his yank teams.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 01:08:27 PM
So  a bloke who has won titles in another country (so what if its Scotland) and managed at international level (again Scotland) as well as having Premier League experience  is not good enough for you lot ?

Nothing to do with him coming from across the city then ?

I bet Mourinho, Guardiola, Fergie etc were gutted they weren't asked.
Whilst we aint going to get anyone amazing like that in, I was hoping for someone a bit better than  the master of 2 relegations
Don't care whether he's managed Birmingham Walsall Wolves and West Brom, if he's good I'll take him
I was giving Eck a chance, but tactically he's got it completely wrong for alot of the time this season
I'd take Chris Hughton tbf
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 01:10:25 PM
I'd say Doug Ellis has forgotten more about running a decent football club than Randolph will ever know.....just look at his yank teams.

If i could put Dougs knowledge and Randolphs wallet together, we could have had a great chairman
Theres still time for Randy to change this, but patience is wearing thin unfortunately
God I never thought I'd say that :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 16, 2012, 01:13:27 PM
Whilst we aint going to get anyone amazing like that in, I was hoping for someone a bit better than  the master of 2 relegations
Don't care whether he's managed Birmingham Walsall Wolves and West Brom, if he's good I'll take him
I was giving Eck a chance, but tactically he's got it completely wrong for alot of the time this season
I'd take Chris Hughton tbf

Unfortunately not all your lot see it that way, the clever looking blokes on Central News probably before McLeish got the job did expect someone of the calibre of Mourinho.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on April 16, 2012, 01:47:45 PM
Whens your open top bus parade for finishing above us? I bet you'll announce it over your tannoy aswell like Blues did in the one season they finished above us. 'Everyone it's official, we have finished above the Villa!'. Bless :)

"Black Country" Villa, don't even make out all Villa fans wont be cursing us for finishing above you lot. As for me I will be ripping it out of every Villa fan I see (including you)... For thats what we have put up with for years. P.S support your local team you seal
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on April 16, 2012, 01:53:37 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 16, 2012, 02:31:43 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mat15(MH) on April 16, 2012, 03:43:35 PM
Whens your open top bus parade for finishing above us? I bet you'll announce it over your tannoy aswell like Blues did in the one season they finished above us. 'Everyone it's official, we have finished above the Villa!'. Bless :)

Wait there, why do you care about us finishing above you? You said yourself you're not bothered whilst McLeish is manager(To me the above looks like you are quite bothered about it)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 16, 2012, 04:28:05 PM
Wanting your club to lose football matches and get relegated?

Absolute disgrace. Villa are better off with you whilst they are in the period of transition. Complete joke.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on April 16, 2012, 04:29:34 PM
they will probably be singing; "have you won the european cup" against us but , the villa fans seriously twist my melon, they say they dont care about us and blues are there rivals, but it sounds like to me that black country villa is getting his excuses in. we have had to suffer years of pee taking of them. so yeah, if we do finish above villa, i will be delighted .

That black country villa isnt a proper fan. He's just a bitter old villa fan crying because McLeish is the manager, nothing compared to what we had very bad years in the early nineties,but we still went and supported them. I would love it if they went down, a reality check, if they went down they wouldn't come up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 16, 2012, 04:44:13 PM
they will probably be singing : have you won the european cupt : against us but , the villa fans seriously twist my melon, they say they dont care about us. and blues are there rivals, but it sounds like to me that black country villa is getting his excuses in. we haeve had to suffer years of pee taking of them. so yeah, if we do finish above villa, i will be delighted .

that black country villa isnt a proper fan. hes just a bitter old villa fan. crying bucause mcleish is the manager, nothing compared to what  we had very bad years in the early nineties,but we still went and supported them.   i would love it if they went down, a reality check, if they went down they wouldnt come up

You've just aggrivated my dyslexia with that post!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 16, 2012, 04:45:56 PM
the reaction outside there ground when we beat them 2-1 at seal park was enough to see that they "care", every villa "fan" from round here i come across goes to the cheap matches when they am giving em away, and still has the 2002 villa shirt with angel on the back
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on April 16, 2012, 04:47:59 PM
You've just aggrivated my dyslexia with that post!

ha ha, sorry mate, would be easier if we could use text speak :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 16, 2012, 04:51:47 PM
ha ha, sorry mate, would be easier if we could use text speak :D

Would be easier if you could type properly so we don't have to spend our time changing it.

I edited it slightly and I'm still not sure if it makes sense!  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 07:08:54 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 07:11:29 PM
For thats what we have put up with for years. P.S support your local team you seal
I don't feel the need to justify myself to you about who I support
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 07:13:10 PM
Unfortunately not all your lot see it that way, the clever looking blokes on Central News probably before McLeish got the job did expect someone of the calibre of Mourinho.
The most of Villa fans expected better than McLeish, the midlands media hype us up to be something were not, most Villa fans accept we WERE once a big club. Were a run of the mill club now, below where we were historically but the present and futures whats important
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 07:15:44 PM
they will probably be singing; "have you won the european cup" against us but , the villa fans seriously twist my melon, they say they dont care about us and blues are there rivals
Is exactly the reason we sing the song and say we don't care, you hate it. It brings us endless amusement

BCV isn't a Villa supporter really lets face it. Someone that comes for the good times and still moaned like ****. Even the Villa fans hate him
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on April 16, 2012, 07:23:57 PM
mcleish out.....




mcarthy in....... :D
ring the bells  :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 16, 2012, 09:39:03 PM
If Wigan hold on I would be a worried seal!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 16, 2012, 09:50:12 PM
I don't feel the need to justify myself to you about who I support

I think you'll find that liam was referring blackcountryvilla & not you.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 16, 2012, 09:58:24 PM
Villa will survive simply because QPR have to play, Spurs, Man City and Chelsea.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 16, 2012, 10:01:56 PM
I think you'll find that liam was referring blackcountryvilla & not you.
My mistake thought you was reffering to my username!

And I was worried before tonight East Stand Nick. Next 5 games are all cup finals. 7 points is do able, but the way were playing we'll be lucky with 3 points
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on April 16, 2012, 10:06:08 PM
Villa will survive simply because QPR have to play, Spurs, Man City and Chelsea.

Then again, who would have thought Wigan would defeat Manchester United and Arsenal? You never know in football until you have played the games :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 16, 2012, 10:32:23 PM
Then again, who would have thought Wigan would defeat Manchester United and Arsenal? You never know in football until you have played the games :)

All together now

A squeaky bum is a thing that belongs to a seal

Lose to the Makems & the threat becomes real

Bolton turn you over & you start touching cloth

Aston is united that 'McLiesh is a sloth'

So if you want to see the villa go down

Come up the Albion with me
 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on April 16, 2012, 10:49:22 PM
^^

Hahahaha brilliant!!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 16, 2012, 11:10:25 PM
Villa will survive simply because QPR have to play, Spurs, Man City and Chelsea.

I very much fear that this may well be true.  >:(

It's hard to see QPR get much out of that lot, sadly.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on April 16, 2012, 11:27:29 PM
Spurs have such a massive say in the relegation fight. Their next 4 fixtures are QPR, Bolton, Blackburn and Villa. Imagine if they didnt pick much up in the next 3 and then pulled themselves together for Villa  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on April 16, 2012, 11:31:26 PM
we'll probably lose to them !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on April 17, 2012, 12:01:37 AM
This relegation scrap is so interesting  :D

On Friday I thought "Villa are safe. They have easy fixtures and a small cushion". They then lost to Man Utd, as you'd expect - and their goal difference is too good to go against them.

But - I didn't see Wigan winning tonight, who are on their tales with momentum. Not to forget the likes of QPR and Bolton will gain points.

My only hope is that Villa don't win anymore games...which I think they will. I just think they're closer to the bottom than I originally realised. If only they hadn't have scored vs Fulham (1-0) in the last minute :(

Maybe this is an omen - but this time last season McLeish was in a slightly better position with Blues, and still went down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 17, 2012, 07:19:05 AM
is it really too much to expect that this lot can get relegated?  :D
The vile fans I work with aren't quite so smug anymore.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 17, 2012, 08:01:30 AM
we'll probably lose to them !

I am more confident than i have ever been, at last we have a better team than them.No way will they beat us
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on April 17, 2012, 08:14:16 AM
I think the key game is Sunderland on Saturday lose that and they  are really are on the slide. ln truth they probably only need one more win but the longer they go without it the more the pressure mounts.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BobTaylor on April 17, 2012, 02:47:55 PM
I agree if they beat sunderland there out of it but if they lose they could slide at the wrong time, villa are a poor team and i can see sunderland winning and then bolton need to be beat them, bolton or blackburn need to pick up points if vile are going down, im still dreaming though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 17, 2012, 03:14:39 PM
I'm desperatly trying to find a way to get them relegated!!


Wigan are playing well, so we'll assume they'll get one more win to get above them.

Bolton need to beat villa, then win one more to get above them.

That then leaves either QPR or Blackburn to pull a couple of results out.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 17, 2012, 03:32:25 PM
Much like Blues last season they look reasonably safe with a game in hand, we all know what happened there  :D

I'm just going to enjoy the rest of the season with the hope that these arrogant tossers do go down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dexy on April 17, 2012, 03:45:04 PM
I think QPR are in more danger than the Villa,seems to be a lack of spirit judging by Saturday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on April 17, 2012, 04:16:02 PM
Can't see 3 teams below them getting above them plus their run in Sunderland,Bolton,ourselves,Spuds and Norwich probably isn't the worst they could have at this time of the season..................Sadly ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 17, 2012, 04:23:11 PM
Can we give Bolton a hand in a few weeks?  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 19, 2012, 09:32:23 PM
supposed to be sponsered by the sacred macron next season....pmsl
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 20, 2012, 01:50:20 AM
They have to nosedive to get relegated, including losing to Bolton on Tuesday, so Bolton aren't the ones to worry about. Either QPR or Blackburn must win some games now, and both have Spurs and Chelsea left to play. It's a long shot, but it's still possible.

Edit: It's not especially realistic to hope for Blackburn to take three points at White Hart Lane or Stamford Bridge, which must happen in order for Blackburn to drown the Seals, so what we need is a very fast QPR resurgence. They really must get three points from Spurs on Saturday. Bookmakers are giving 12/1 for Vile to go down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 20, 2012, 08:11:30 AM
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Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 20, 2012, 10:58:21 AM
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Post by: DutchBaggies on April 20, 2012, 12:12:55 PM
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Post by: B_H_Baggie on April 20, 2012, 12:23:44 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 20, 2012, 01:12:00 PM
Sunderlands not the crunch game, Bolton on Tuesday is, if we pick up 5 points from 3 games (dreaming here) then that would see us safe.
I think Albrighton and Warnock were rested rather than knocks, we'd conceeded defeat before Manure. According to a press officer at VP, Eck set out the team to lose 2 0 against Ure on Sunday. Take away Ashley being Ashley he was only 1 goal off :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 20, 2012, 01:24:31 PM
I must admit the crying over Youngs dive has amused me, where was the outrage when he was doing it in the library?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 20, 2012, 02:01:47 PM
I must admit the crying over Youngs dive has amused me, where was the outrage when he was doing it in the library?
Did he do it at the Yawnthorns then?  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 20, 2012, 02:22:11 PM
"It's the accoustics"
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 20, 2012, 05:04:07 PM
Sunderlands not the crunch game, Bolton on Tuesday is, if we pick up 5 points from 3 games (dreaming here) then that would see us safe.
I think Albrighton and Warnock were rested rather than knocks, we'd conceeded defeat before Manure. According to a press officer at VP, Eck set out the team to lose 2 0 against Ure on Sunday. Take away Ashley being Ashley he was only 1 goal off :(

You dont really believe that do you?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 20, 2012, 06:20:48 PM
You dont really believe that do you?
The way the teams been set out for certain games its been damaged limitation, draw or to defend a one goal lead. We've only set out to kill teams off once or twice this season, and when we have, we've been good. If we set out like that every week there wouldn be problems with McLeish, well, some trolls would still act the same but on the whole it'd be alright
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on April 21, 2012, 12:22:29 PM
Looking forward to the Vile v Sunderland game today, coem on the Mackams.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 21, 2012, 12:24:02 PM
Please use the following thread for ingame talk of villa v Sunderland

http://westbrom.com/forum/index.php?topic=7483.0
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on April 21, 2012, 09:40:18 PM
Big game on tuesday now if they lose to bolton.bolton will go 18th 3 points behind villa.if villa win or draw tuesday there safe!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 21, 2012, 11:58:08 PM
They booed O'neill.

It's tight, but I think they're just going to survive. :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: liam-zuiverloon on April 22, 2012, 01:12:39 AM
Against Sunderland they looked as dross as they have all year, really not preforming well at all. if they don't find a way of scoring some goals thankfully they might be dropped right in it! Let's hope they are beaten by Bolton on Tuesday then our boys can crank up the pressure! provided we turn up wanting to win... It's a very young inexperienced side they are having to field i fear for them, if only Sunderland's goal stood today as it should have!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Lloydy on April 22, 2012, 10:17:26 AM
One more win will do for Villa. However, if they keep drawing and losing games, who knows? If Bolton beat them and win their other game in hand they're on level points with Witton, with Wigan and QPR only 2 points behind.

If Villa are to go down, Bolton need to win at Seal Park.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 22, 2012, 12:02:05 PM
forget it folks, they aint going to go down. the bottom of the league, thankfully, has been mighty poor this season and i just cant see bolton beating them tuesday. in a way, i kind of want our match against bolton to at least have some significance, so a draw would be the favoured result in a way they cant catch us up. i think its bolton bburn and wolves for the drop this year.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 22, 2012, 12:11:05 PM
Will be a lot clearer after Tuesday, if you look at the Villa message boards, they think if they lose on Tuesday, they will probably go down, I think they may well be right.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 22, 2012, 12:15:42 PM
They'll stay up.  I think they've just about done enough.
 
I just want to finish above them. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on April 22, 2012, 12:19:43 PM
its very difficult to see them going down.3 teams currently below them will have to get above them for that to happen and their g/d is probably worth an extra point >:(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 22, 2012, 06:14:09 PM
Beat this lot and we are kings
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 23, 2012, 01:31:20 AM
Can we...erm...send our players "on holiday" for the Bolton match? :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 23, 2012, 07:06:08 AM
Can we...erm...send our players "on holiday" for the Bolton match? :D

IF Bolton beat them on Tues & IF we beat them on Sat then Portsmouth 05 may be reborn.....let em score, let em score, let em score
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on April 23, 2012, 07:13:35 AM
They need 1 more point in my view, which I think they will get even though McLeish is a dreadful manager. Sadly Bendtner had a perfect goal dissallowed on Saturday. Still, even if they don't go down it will be their worst season in years with a lot of re-building to do.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 23, 2012, 01:57:47 PM
TBH Bolton look poor and I think it may be a case of Bolton not being good enough to get the points to catch Villa. Bolton have NGOG playing up front and he couldnt find his a**e with both hands, much less the back of the net !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 23, 2012, 02:18:15 PM
If Bolton beat Villa, and we beat Villa, I hope we send the under 12's to Bolton.

I'm more than willing to sacrifice 3 points to see them go down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on April 23, 2012, 02:27:19 PM
TBH Bolton look poor and I think it may be a case of Bolton not being good enough to get the points to catch Villa. Bolton have NGOG playing up front and he couldnt find his a**e with both hands, much less the back of the net !
That would be his Liverpool training then!! ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 23, 2012, 02:34:31 PM
That would be his Liverpool training then!! ;D ;D
You know he's rubbish when he gets replaced by Andy (the Donkey) Carroll
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on April 23, 2012, 03:37:59 PM
i actually said in a previous topic i wouldn't want us to lose to Bolton even if it put villa in trouble, but, when i think about going to school in Aston for a year when i was 7 and the amount of bullying i received for supporting west brom i say put shorey in goal at Bolton and loads of youngsters in the team, maybe send the ladies team out, send the buggers down!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on April 23, 2012, 03:40:41 PM
i actually said in a previous topic i wouldn't want us to lose to Bolton even if it put villa in trouble, but, when i think about going to school in Aston for a year when i was 7 and the amount of bullying i received for supporting west brom i say put shorey in goal at Bolton and loads of youngsters in the team, maybe send the ladies team out, send the buggers down!!

Bolton are rubbish! - We would still bloody win  ;D

I agree though. All of our players can have an off day for all I care if it's in aid of sending the seals down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: garry on April 23, 2012, 03:44:50 PM
I seem to remember how Portsmouth didn't really seem that bothered against us in The Great Escape game, knowing that our winning might send down Southampton.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 23, 2012, 03:46:03 PM
So we should all go wearing Bolton shirts?  We could get Super Bob on the back to make ourselves feel a little better.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 23, 2012, 03:56:03 PM
I seem to remember how Portsmouth didn't really seem that bothered against us in The Great Escape game, knowing that our winning might send down Southampton.

I just remember when the full time whistle went, they all went mental while we were silent waiting for the Palace result! Such a bizarre day.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on April 23, 2012, 03:59:25 PM
weren't some of the Portsmouth fans wearing Albion shirts that day too?!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on April 23, 2012, 04:14:21 PM
weren't some of the Portsmouth fans wearing Albion shirts that day too?!

Yes, they were being sold off in the club shop for a tenner. The pompey fans were getting 'POMPEY' in letters on the back.

Great, great day. It was very odd when they celebrated like mad when we scored and how they boinged along with us. Would love to see some decent clips on youtube from that day.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on April 23, 2012, 04:34:38 PM
I don't particularly mind Villa, but I remember Paul Merson saying last season that we would never finish above them. So close to doing it. It always comes across as a bit paranoid to complain about it, but of all the pundits out there Paul Merson really is the one who strikes me as not liking us at all.

Incidentally, his predictions for this season were Pardew sacked first, N'Zogbia best signing, and Torres top scorer  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: alexjennings_uk on April 23, 2012, 07:46:12 PM
I don't particularly mind Villa, but I remember Paul Merson saying last season that we would never finish above them. So close to doing it. It always comes across as a bit paranoid to complain about it, but of all the pundits out there Paul Merson really is the one who strikes me as not liking us at all.

Incidentally, his predictions for this season were Pardew sacked first, N'Zogbia best signing, and Torres top scorer  :D

Don't take it to heart this is the same guy who thought Scott Dann was not good enough for Walsall and believed Newcastle don't deserve to finish higher than Villa because Villa have a better history.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on April 23, 2012, 08:46:57 PM
I don't particularly mind Villa, but I remember Paul Merson saying last season that we would never finish above them. So close to doing it. It always comes across as a bit paranoid to complain about it, but of all the pundits out there Paul Merson really is the one who strikes me as not liking us at all.

Incidentally, his predictions for this season were Pardew sacked first, N'Zogbia best signing, and Torres top scorer  :D
Must never have met one of their fans then.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 24, 2012, 02:59:01 AM
Yes, they were being sold off in the club shop for a tenner. The pompey fans were getting 'POMPEY' in letters on the back.

Great, great day. It was very odd when they celebrated like mad when we scored and how they boinged along with us. Would love to see some decent clips on youtube from that day.

They started singing "come on you Baggies" 15 minutes before kick off! It's a shame they cheated us out of the FA Cup really or else I would have a proper soft spot for them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 24, 2012, 09:15:34 AM
A loss tonight would see them three points above the relegation with three games to play.

A - Albion
H - Spurs
A - Norwich

An ideal situation would be for Villa to lose tonight and again this weekend meaning they go into the Spurs game outside the bottom three on goal difference.

I know deep down this won't happen, but while there is still a chance I will dream  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Richie on April 24, 2012, 09:39:10 AM
If Villa lose to Bolton they are up crap creak to be honest, I've seen Bolton play us, Villa away and Wolves at home this season and other than Wolves they are hands down the worst side in this league who play tippy tappy sideways football, they have no bite in the midfield (especially now Mumamba is out) and they can't defend set pieces or crosses into the box.

If they go to Villa Park tonight and beat them that will be hilarious because they are useless and to be honest I think that could mean Villa go into the final game needing to win to stay up haha.

I think Villa will win tonight comfortably because Bolton are poor, but saying that they'll be no atmosphere there tonight as it is because the Holte's been a joke this season, so if Bolton can stay in the game and frustrate Villa for as long as possible the crowd will turn. On Saturday the Holte end chanted 'Alex, Alex you're a t*at' that's the '12th man' for you.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 24, 2012, 09:49:32 AM
If Villa lose to Bolton they are up poo creak to be honest, I've seen Bolton play us, Villa away and Wolves at home this season and other than Wolves they are hands down the worst side in this league who play tippy tappy sideways football, they have no bite in the midfield (especially now Mumamba is out) and they can't defend set pieces or crosses into the box.

If they go to Villa Park tonight and beat them that will be hilarious because they are useless and to be honest I think that could mean Villa go into the final game needing to win to stay up haha.

I think Villa will win tonight comfortably because Bolton are poor, but saying that they'll be no atmosphere there tonight as it is because the Holte's been a joke this season, so if Bolton can stay in the game and frustrate Villa for as long as possible the crowd will turn. On Saturday the Holte end chanted 'Alex, Alex you're a t*at' that's the '12th man' for you.

Do you go up Villa often mate? I've been up a few times this season (free tickets) and going again tonight and fully expect Bolton to put in a performance. Villa were lucky not to lose the game Saturday as the Sunderland goal should have stood.

Villa are the kings of jam and as always they will wriggle their way out of trouble.

In a strange kind of way I hope they stop up so that they keep McLeish and have a similar season next season.





On second thoughts, they need to go down!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on April 24, 2012, 09:53:26 AM
I wouldnt go and watch Villa if you payed me!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 24, 2012, 10:54:46 AM
I wouldnt go and watch Villa if you payed me!!!

Aidan, you the man  8)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Richie on April 24, 2012, 12:47:07 PM
I wouldnt go and watch Villa if you payed me!!!

Well they pay me and i have to go lol

Do you go up Villa often mate? I've been up a few times this season (free tickets) and going again tonight and fully expect Bolton to put in a performance. Villa were lucky not to lose the game Saturday as the Sunderland goal should have stood.

Villa are the kings of jam and as always they will wriggle their way out of trouble.

In a strange kind of way I hope they stop up so that they keep McLeish and have a similar season next season.





On second thoughts, they need to go down!

Yes I've seen them as much as us because of work.

They have been lucky in a lot of the games I've seen, Shay Given has been the difference between them getting points they havent deserved and getting beat, He's a world class keeper and if you can get behind Villa you;ve still got to get behind him.

I think they are worse at home than away which is why I'm not taking them lightly on Saturday. At home they are one-diemensional and have to battle with their own crowd. Away in the Premiership its a bit more acceptable to go and soak up pressure and play of the break (we do it) and so do they and that suits them better.

They are very resilient away from home as well, but we have the gravey to beat them !

As for tonight I think as poor as Villa are they'll have too much for Bolton who are a spineless side.... hope I'm wrong though lol
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 24, 2012, 01:36:59 PM
Richie you are my hero.  You really do a good job of winding the Villa fans up outside the ground sometimes.  Makes me chuckle.

However, if I was asked to be paid to go to the Villa, I'd resign :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on April 24, 2012, 02:43:19 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-gmReDmRCjg&feature=player_embedded)


Thought i would bring this back to life :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on April 24, 2012, 03:06:03 PM
I wouldnt go and watch Villa if you payed me!!!

They're thick as dog muck there mate. Sat in the Holt when we played them last year and they didn't cotton on, despite me standing up and arguing that we should have hard a corner and a penalty. You could have a right laugh watching them. You could start 'Alex Mac's barmy army' chants if you liked and they'd join in.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 24, 2012, 03:46:50 PM

Thought i would bring this back to life :D

Oh Dear  :-[

The fat lady's singing for the claret & blue  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 24, 2012, 03:59:55 PM
"McLeish overwhelmed as Emile Heskey gets a ball under control"

(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/people3/sep2011/8/1/alex-mcleish-pic-getty-images-392781282.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 24, 2012, 04:07:09 PM
"McLeish overwhelmed as Emile Heskey gets a ball under control"

(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/people3/sep2011/8/1/alex-mcleish-pic-getty-images-392781282.jpg)
;D priceless
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 24, 2012, 04:19:36 PM
"McLeish overwhelmed as Emile Heskey gets a ball under control"

(http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/people3/sep2011/8/1/alex-mcleish-pic-getty-images-392781282.jpg)

"Wake up Alex, its not a bad dream, you really are the manager of villa"
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on April 24, 2012, 04:35:08 PM
I don't particularly mind Villa, but I remember Paul Merson saying last season that we would never finish above them. So close to doing it. It always comes across as a bit paranoid to complain about it, but of all the pundits out there Paul Merson really is the one who strikes me as not liking us at all.

Incidentally, his predictions for this season were Pardew sacked first, N'Zogbia best signing, and Torres top scorer  :D

probably he had a few sherberts :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Richie on April 24, 2012, 04:47:22 PM
Let's not forget this belter from celebrity Villa fan Niki Evans of X Factor fame.... with this terrace belter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMogWN7BLjU
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 24, 2012, 04:51:45 PM
cant see them winning tonight, super emile upfront for them. also i expect lowest gate of the season? Unless its cheap tickets...wack some wedge on bolton and barca
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on April 24, 2012, 05:06:34 PM
Let's not forget this belter from celebrity Villa fan Niki Evans of X Factor fame.... with this terrace belter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMogWN7BLjU

lmao thanks for linking this. wow this was cringey
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 24, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Championiees?

Notice her Mic says "Blues"  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 24, 2012, 05:15:18 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion07 on April 24, 2012, 05:18:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ&feature=related

hahaha an extended version of the Vile singing a bunch of monstrosity songs, thick seals.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 24, 2012, 05:21:33 PM
Can't beat this bloke  :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szd-iQJKSPQ&feature=relmfu
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 24, 2012, 05:27:29 PM
Bit of perspective  8)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dAwpR9jDlqc





Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 24, 2012, 07:01:30 PM
Beating them with ten men  :D :D :D :D :D :D. Super Mulumbu.

I have refused to believe they will go down all season and I still think they are safe due to their penchant for draws however if they lose tonight I might just start to believe. 2 points away from the drop zone with 3 to go - and 2 away - and ill find it hard not to get very excited.

Ill wait until the end of the night to genuinely believe, but the chance to drop them in deep s*** at the weekend is something I think a lot of Albion fans will pray for after 25 years of total smugness from the seals towards WBA.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: timdon on April 24, 2012, 07:14:44 PM
Much as I'd love to see Villa go down. it aint going to happen. I reckon they will win tonight and that will be that. Even a draw will probably be good enough. Shame though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on April 24, 2012, 07:46:16 PM
Will be a tough ask for them tonight IMO with Heskey up front. They must be desperate! ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: FallOutBoy on April 24, 2012, 09:29:26 PM
Going to have to pull this back, because otherwise they are right in it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieclap on April 24, 2012, 09:39:57 PM
Going Down my Lord, going down.
Going Down my Lord, going down.

Whooaahhh oohohh  going down!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 24, 2012, 09:41:02 PM
Ark at that abuse.....nice way to destroy the young kids they are relying on.

Thick, fickle idiots.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on April 24, 2012, 09:42:36 PM
That practically makes us top West Midlands team.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on April 24, 2012, 09:44:11 PM
massive saturday is, put the nail in the coffin mcleish to get the sack...they am s****
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 24, 2012, 09:45:07 PM
massive saturday is, put the nail in the coffin mcleish to get the sack...they am s****

God no, keep him there or if he must go send him to the dingles.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 24, 2012, 09:45:18 PM
Dare to believe my freinds  :P :P :P 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 24, 2012, 09:46:04 PM
They will beat us, you just watch it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: timdon on April 24, 2012, 09:47:28 PM
Much as I'd love to see Villa go down. it aint going to happen. I reckon they will win tonight and that will be that. Even a draw will probably be good enough. Shame though.
Never ever been so happy to be proved wrong :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jonah on April 24, 2012, 09:47:47 PM
I just hope we do not play like we did at Wolves this time last season!! Villa have to win on Saturday. A draw may still see them sucked deeper in the mire.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on April 24, 2012, 09:50:18 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 24, 2012, 09:50:36 PM
They will beat us, you just watch it.

You can see it can't you? I really hope the club realise how big this game is for some of us Albion fans?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 24, 2012, 09:50:52 PM
Rocking back and forth in chair. Giggling.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: devonbaggiecjaj on April 24, 2012, 09:52:29 PM
Rocking back and forth in chair. Giggling.
with a stella
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on April 24, 2012, 09:53:15 PM
You can see it can't you? I really hope the club realise how big this game is for some of us Albion fans?

Surely Roy will reiterate the importance of this match.

If we send the Villa and the Wolves down in one season, him and the players would go down very well in history.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on April 24, 2012, 09:54:08 PM
I want to win this one so badly I can taste it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on April 24, 2012, 09:54:19 PM
with a stella

do you know , how good thhat sounds. cheers :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BoingFlyer on April 24, 2012, 09:54:53 PM
Villa have gone from 19-1 to 7-1 for relegation on betfair....

EDIT: now 6-1.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Wbahunty on April 24, 2012, 09:55:35 PM
Song for Saturday when were 2 nil up!

We will give Bolton 3 points! We will Give Bolton 3 Points...3 Points!

To the Big Dave Tune!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on April 24, 2012, 09:55:52 PM
I really hope we beat these saturday now

The other teams fixtures are tough the weekend though

Sunderland v bolton
Wigan v newcastle
Chelsea v qpr
Spurs v blackburn
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on April 24, 2012, 09:56:26 PM
 :D
Fantastic time to be a Baggie now - just gets better and better so lets enjoy it while can. Get yourself down to the Hawthorns to pack the place out fir the last two home games and get yourself to Bolton to salute the team for the last away game. This team and manager have given us back our pride at the top level - they deserve a great send off to the season.......

How big is Saturdays match now for the Vile !!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 24, 2012, 09:58:03 PM
Surely Roy will reiterate the importance of this match.

If we send the Villa and the Wolves down in one season, him and the players would go down very well in history.

Give them ll the freedom of Sandwell if they send them both down. Ian Holloway can have an honorary award as well if they keep Blues i the championship.

If we could be the only West Midland team in the premier league, especially with Coventry going down to league 1, we would really need to take advantage next year attracting young fans. Such a big opportunity to buid ourselves awaits at the moment
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on April 24, 2012, 09:59:14 PM
15     Aston Villa                            35   7   15   13    36    50    -14    36
16     Queens Park Rangers            35   9   7   19    39    57    -18    34
17     Wigan Athletic                    35   8   10   17    34    60    -26    34
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
18     Bolton Wanderers            34   10   3   21    39    67    -28    33
19     Blackburn Rovers            35   8   7   20    47    73    -26    31

------

20     Wolverhampton Wanderers    35   5   8   22    34    75    -41    23

With Bolton havinga game in hand Villa are right in it now  8)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Wbahunty on April 24, 2012, 10:01:54 PM
To be fair Villa 3 games left like us all!

WBA
TOTTENHAM
NORWICH

How many points will they get?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on April 24, 2012, 10:15:04 PM
Remaining fixtures

Villa
Albion(a)
Spurs (h)
Norwich (a)

Qpr
Chelsea (a)
Stoke (h)
Man city (a)

Wigan
Newcastle (h)
Blackburn (a)
Wolves (h)

Bolton
Sunderland (a)
Spurs (h)
Albion (h)
Stoke (a)

Blackburn
Spurs (a)
Wigan (h)
Chelsea (a)

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on April 24, 2012, 10:15:45 PM
in many ways Villa's fate is held partly in WBA's hands. Beat them, lose to Bolton and they could very be in the dogfight on the final day of the season!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 24, 2012, 10:19:55 PM
I think Villa will still wriggle free. 2 away games but nobody they cant beat. Atleast we have all but finished above them finally.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on April 24, 2012, 10:22:36 PM
At the end of the day villa can lose them all and still stay up. Best placed of all of them in terms of points, gd and games to play.

Bolton or Blackburn still have to win 2 games also.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: slimboyfat1972 on April 24, 2012, 10:33:10 PM
House for sale in Aston, Birmingham.
House has lots of cracks appearing and major subsidence (severely sinking)..due to poor management..

Open to offer's..Oh hang on its not a house, its a Villa !!




Boing boing  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 24, 2012, 10:34:58 PM
Very good.

I've suddenly come alive to the fact that it could actually happen if we manage to beat them on Saturday. It's a must that we beat them now. Alex McLeish: You're doing an absolutely fantastic job and long may it continue.

Big Eck, There's only one Big Eck.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on April 24, 2012, 10:47:58 PM
Cast your mind back 12 months Birmingham City needed to win 1 or maybe only to draw one of their last 3 fixtures to avoid the drop and we all know what happened next.

Agent McLeish has done it once he can do it again..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on April 24, 2012, 10:51:17 PM
House for sale in Aston, Birmingham.
House has lots of cracks appearing and major subsidence (severely sinking)..due to poor management..

Open to offer's..Oh hang on its not a house, its a Villa !!




Boing boing  :D

Fantastic ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on April 24, 2012, 10:54:02 PM
Theres always one team that gets sucked into it seemingly from a safe position, this year it could actually be them. I don't think I'll sleep between now and Saturday, cannot wait.

SOTV!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 24, 2012, 10:57:46 PM
Villatalk is creaking with the traffic right now, fantastic.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BobTaylor on April 24, 2012, 11:09:20 PM
Can see :

sunderland 2 bolton 2
bolton 1 spurs 3
bolton 2 wba 1
stoke 1 bolton 1

us 1 villa 1
villa 1 spurs 3
norwich 2 villa 0

Can really see villa going down, let the party commence  :D.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 24, 2012, 11:34:06 PM
If you want a laugh (if you haven't had enough laughing this evening that is!) give the Goalzone podcast a listen...

http://birmingham.freeradioplayer.co.uk/player/podcasts/villa-podcast/2792
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: howard62baby on April 24, 2012, 11:39:41 PM
BONG goes the bell for villa,it will be going boing boing on saturday like swinging in a gale coyb sotv...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion07 on April 25, 2012, 03:33:42 AM
The Beauty is we have the power in our hands to send then down!!, Now I'm not one for forfeiting  games, but we're going to beat them next week and lose to Bolton at the Reebok - Boing Boing!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 25, 2012, 06:26:11 AM
 ;D BOSTIN
Absolutely Bostin  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 25, 2012, 07:12:43 AM
Fans are not happy, from Villa talk;

Remember in the past when we've beaten Small Heath towards the end of the season and it has hammered a huge nail into their coffin? Well... West Brom will be doing that to us this weekend!

I knew we would pay for all of those missed chances in the first half. I honestly can't believe that we are in this situation. It was obvious that we would struggle with this clown in charge but I didn't think it would be as bad as this. I was expecting us to finish around 12th - 14th and be on around 42-45 points at this point. The one time when a draw would have actually been ok we couldn't even f****** manage that!

I honestly can't handle it anymore. I smashed my phone to pieces after Bolton scored their 2nd goal (I obviously regret doing that now). The amount of anger that I've been feeling, especially lately, is unhealthy. I've tried to not care as much but it's impossible.

IMO we will NOT pick up any points in our remaining games, therefore we are relying on other teams to do us HUGE favours! This of course is never a good thing and we are going down with the dingles. I've already convinced myself that we are down and knowing our clueless American owner he still probably won't sack McLeish!

I believe that this is our worst home record EVER! That says it all.

_________________
It's not where you're from, it's where you're taking us.

McLEISH OUT!!! 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: apple on April 25, 2012, 07:29:28 AM
I have been an Albion fan for a long time and I can't recall many occasions when we have had the opportunity to hammer a nail in somebodies coffin, its usually been ours. Now we have a great chance to give it to the villa, Oh what joy
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 25, 2012, 07:43:21 AM
with a stella


and a cigar
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on April 25, 2012, 08:05:02 AM
Just looked at the fixtures above. Qpr for me have a horrid run in. So I would say on paper they're gone.

That leaves one spot which personally I think will be blackburn but could realistically be any of them however I do think villa have done just enough on paper.

Football is a funny game though and it's not played on paper ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on April 25, 2012, 08:29:09 AM
Ill think they will survive.

But for the time being its giving me joy watching them panic :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 25, 2012, 09:43:53 AM
Remaining fixtures

Villa
Albion(a)
Spurs (h)
Norwich (a)

Qpr
Chelsea (a)
Stoke (h)
Man city (a)

Wigan
Newcastle (h)
Blackburn (a)
Wolves (h)

Bolton
Sunderland (a)
Spurs (h)
Albion (h)
Stoke (a)

Blackburn
Spurs (a)
Wigan (h)
Chelsea (a)

Villa will lose all three.

QPR will beat Stoke at home.  Stoke are knackered after the season theyve had and just wont turn up.

Wigan will beat one of Blackburn and Wolves.

Bolton will beat the Albion, because Albion are rubbish  :D

Wolves, Blackburn and Villa relegated. 

SOT bleedin' V
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on April 25, 2012, 09:51:53 AM
Villa will lose all three.

QPR will beat Stoke at home.  Stoke are knackered after the season theyve had and just wont turn up.

Wigan will beat one of Blackburn and Wolves.

Bolton will beat the Albion, because Albion are rubbish  :D

Wolves, Blackburn and Villa relegated. 

SOT bleedin' V

Now thats what I'm talking about Mister  8) S allover TV
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 25, 2012, 10:34:12 AM
Were in serious crap, were totally inept and agent McLeish has hit new lows. Heskey provided the best flair moment of the game last night, says all you need to know.
Your in form and on a high, not confident, Spurs, well, we never beat 'Arry and Norwich is a graveyard
Don't give a crap what division were in next season
VILLA TIL I DIE
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on April 25, 2012, 10:49:19 AM
Were in serious poo, were totally inept and agent McLeish has hit new lows. Heskey provided the best flair moment of the game last night, says all you need to know.
Your in form and on a high, not confident, Spurs, well, we never beat 'Arry and Norwich is a graveyard
Don't give a poo what division were in next seasonVILLA TIL I DIE

Corse you don't  :P
Neither do we  ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 25, 2012, 10:54:22 AM
I'm loving all this "i dont care if we go down" attitude because you know deep down that it is hurting them so much and they are so worried about going down.

What gives them the right to go down and just come back up and why would randy learner (which is a stupid name) sack agent Mcleish if they go down because relegation will cost them and then paying Mcleish up will cost more.

Wow imagine for one second if they go down and blues come up, villa won't even be the biggest team in Birmingham then.

boing boing sotv
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on April 25, 2012, 11:00:44 AM
Still reckon they wont go down.  Think they'll just squeak it though.
 
Nerve jangling last day at Norwich for them and relying on other results but they'll just make it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: One of the Seals on April 25, 2012, 11:02:52 AM
Going down would hurt, were hurting just being in this position, whats your point?
I don't mind going down for one season and being a big fish, it may do us some good and our fans, (see Newcastle)
Trouble is if we go down we wont go back up IMO, and getting the stick would hurt, but thats what footballs all about, ill give it, so ill take it
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on April 25, 2012, 11:05:03 AM
You wont be a big fish.  What makes you a big fish?  Coventry have a big ground, it hasn't helped them.  Forest won two, count then, TWO European Cups, it hasn't helped them.

You will have a very young inexperienced squad if you go down, who have no idea of how to win promotion.  The teams that come back up are the ones that keep a strong nucleus of senior, experienced players.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: brummyroader on April 25, 2012, 11:06:02 AM
Odds slashed now from 12/1 before last night to 6 or 7/1 now  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on April 25, 2012, 11:11:35 AM
My point is all these seals going on "who cares if we go down, it'll get rid of mcleish", Anyone who hand on heart can say that are lying.

Would be funny if stevenage came up and villa went down and stevenage vs villa was a league match  ;D

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on April 25, 2012, 11:13:59 AM
You wont be a big fish.  What makes you a big fish?  Coventry have a big ground, it hasn't helped them.  Forest won two, count then, TWO European Cups, it hasn't helped them.

You will have a very young inexperienced squad if you go down, who have no idea of how to win promotion.  The teams that come back up are the ones that keep a strong nucleus of senior, experienced players.

We were the big fish in the Championship, Villa would too. But to see them squirming in Burnley on a Tuesday evening would be one of the best moments of my life.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on April 25, 2012, 11:28:02 AM
My point is all these seals going on "who cares if we go down, it'll get rid of mcleish", Anyone who hand on heart can say that are lying.

Would be funny if stevenage came up and villa went down and stevenage vs villa was a league match  ;D

Villa fans I know are saying that. I stump them with a)he is on a massive packo and b) he has experience of getting a team out the Championship. Why would he be got rid of?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 25, 2012, 11:55:16 AM
Randy Lerner sounds like a sexually aroused teacher.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on April 25, 2012, 11:56:46 AM
Sadly, I think they already have enough points on board and can still see them picking up at least a point along the way. I just don't see them going down but hopefully this season is a sign of things to come and next season they will be right in the thick of it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 25, 2012, 03:21:22 PM
I tend to fear that they are going to be okay too. :(

Still, if we manage to beat them and Bolton get anything out of Sunderland away (even a draw), Villa are going to be just two points from the drop. :D

Then please:
QPR at home beat Stoke
Wigan beat Wolves or Blackburn
Bolton beat us or Stoke

Villa lose their remaining 3 games and they are down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 25, 2012, 04:00:14 PM
I tend to fear that they are going to be okay too. :(

Still, if we manage to beat them and Bolton get anything out of Sunderland away (even a draw), Villa are going to be just two points from the drop. :D

Then please:
QPR at home beat Stoke
Wigan beat Wolves or Blackburn
Bolton beat us or Stoke

Villa lose their remaining 3 games and they are down.
this trip to the reebok is certainly going to be interesting i feel :D if villa get even a point on saturday though, then they have avoided the drop imo
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on April 25, 2012, 04:08:28 PM
Why is radio wm in a state of mourning?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on April 25, 2012, 04:16:23 PM
Why is radio wm in a state of mourning?
Theres a rhetorical question if ever I saw one, pmsl :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 25, 2012, 04:19:06 PM
http://mcleishout.co.uk/
its getting serious folks  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionLegend on April 25, 2012, 04:33:06 PM
Lets hope we can beat them and give their goal difference a bashing, then we will have played our part!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on April 25, 2012, 04:35:07 PM
 
Lets hope we can beat them and give their goal difference a bashing, then we will have played our part!

Would 5-1 do??  :D  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on April 25, 2012, 04:36:55 PM
get rid of the 1, highest goal difference in the PL for us then. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on April 25, 2012, 04:53:41 PM
A5t0n Villa...I like it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: garry on April 25, 2012, 05:04:59 PM
Villa's last 14 results:

LDLLDDWLLDDLDL

Hardly inspiring!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on April 25, 2012, 06:04:00 PM
im so psyched for this i fear we might just let it slip but on paper we should do but int heory they should be fighting tooth and nail to get a result against us. Really mirrors the wolves fixture last year when we flaked!!

i'm usually an optimist but im playing this down in my head....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on April 25, 2012, 06:21:11 PM
Bent Bent
Wherever You May Be, We All Laughed At yeah Transfer Fee, S**t 1st Touch, No Buildup Play, And You're Going Down At The End Of May
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 25, 2012, 06:24:37 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on April 25, 2012, 07:00:59 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on April 25, 2012, 07:11:17 PM
Villa's academy would see them return straight to the top flight next season, although the way things are going the championship could be a difficult league next season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on April 25, 2012, 07:46:56 PM
Steve Bruce would be a good fit for them. Boring football and profligate with the money. :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on April 25, 2012, 07:48:28 PM
Steve Bruce would be a good fit for them. Boring football and profligate with the money. :)


What about the Big Eck at Wolves?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on April 26, 2012, 12:35:45 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on April 26, 2012, 01:10:29 PM
O'neill's Sunderland are safe now, it may be a good time to try the youngsters against Bolton.  Let's hope so.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on April 26, 2012, 02:29:04 PM
itd be a win win if bolton beat sunderland and spurs. that way they would overtake villa, and therefore we got into their game trying to win, rather than purposely lose for the vile! also good if wigan win this weekend and qpr beat stoke  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 26, 2012, 06:33:24 PM
As a hand on heart post some of me feels pretty sorry for some of their supporters. I know a chap who has been a season ticket holder for near on 15 years home and away went to all the European games as well (even the one in Russia where they put out a second team) and he didn't once grumble or moan about it. However when he heard McLeish had become manager he gave it all up and decided to go to watch Redditch United saying he wasn't going to pay money to watch the drivel that was going to be served up by Villa this season.

I genuinely feel sorry for the hardcore villa fans not the one's the minute you get in a debate about football they bring up the European cup, the proper fans deserve better. I guess been the biggest team in the midlands brings it fair share of ***** over the years.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: simwba on April 26, 2012, 08:09:14 PM
As a hand on heart post some of me feels pretty sorry for some of their supporters. I know a chap who has been a season ticket holder for near on 15 years home and away went to all the European games as well (even the one in Russia where they put out a second team) and he didn't once grumble or moan about it. However when he heard McLeish had become manager he gave it all up and decided to go to watch Redditch United saying he wasn't going to pay money to watch the drivel that was going to be served up by Villa this season.

I genuinely feel sorry for the hardcore villa fans not the one's the minute you get in a debate about football they bring up the European cup, the proper fans deserve better. I guess been the biggest team in the midlands brings it fair share of ***** over the years.

Not an ounce of sympathy from me, for any of them. I've waited years for this opportunity. Finally, we're the top dogs, now it's our time to take the p!ss and watch these lot suffer.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on April 27, 2012, 12:18:08 AM
Not an ounce of sympathy from me, for any of them. I've waited years for this opportunity. Finally, we're the top dogs, now it's our time to take the p!ss and watch these lot suffer.

I think it's maybe more of the fact a few of my mates are villa fans and there good lads and proper football fans. However i would like to see them go just for the amount of crap i'v had to put up with over the years from the 95% of their fans who are complete backsides
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: silver surfer on April 27, 2012, 12:42:05 PM
We actually sent the Vile down almost 53 years ago to the day 29th April 1959. Ronnie Allen getting a late equaliser to relegate the claret and spew.
Last match of the season that was though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on April 27, 2012, 02:05:36 PM
Seal colleague has just suggested Pep Guardiola as Villa's next Manager 'once that clown leaves this summer'. Funny thing is though he is deadly serious!  ???
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Smooth Lad on April 27, 2012, 03:25:00 PM
Just had a right laugh at this on their forum...

"West Brom are almost as rubbish as us at home. And we are marginally better away from home. Hopefully we can get all 3 points, though I doubt it. They came from behind to beat us there last season."

Considering we've done brilliantly away from home this season, how can they be 'marginally' better away from home? And how are we nearly as rubbish as them at home considering the points difference? It can't be both worse than you away and only just better then you are home.

Are they dingles in disguise? So, genuinely, so thick.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: ronnie_allen on April 27, 2012, 03:42:25 PM
Just had a right laugh at this on their forum...

"West Brom are almost as rubbish as us at home. And we are marginally better away from home. Hopefully we can get all 3 points, though I doubt it. They came from behind to beat us there last season."

Considering we've done brilliantly away from home this season, how can they be 'marginally' better away from home? And how are we nearly as rubbish as them at home considering the points difference? It can't be both worse than you away and only just better then you are home.

Are they dingles in disguise? So, genuinely, so thick.

Stone me for attempting to defend a Seal. I say he is attempting to state that Villa's away form is marginally better than their home form which he in turn deems to be on a par with our home form.

While it may be reasonable over the season, we have had a major improvement in home form since the Dingles thrashing, while their general form has plummeted with the loss of Bent and the departure of Robbie Keane. So I still think he talking our of his butthole if he thinks form suggests they beat us. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 27, 2012, 04:26:14 PM
Post from Black Country Villa


Re: The Baggies

by Blackcountryvilla on April 26th, 2012, 11:13 pm

I think you all probably know my stance on this S***e so called football club called west brom, I flipping hate them with a passion, going on Saturday and hope to god we beat them, not going to be a fun night at work on Sunday if they've turned us over and put us in more shiza. Let's shut these Albion bastards up, shiza on the Albion, come on you lions.

BlackcountryvillaRegular
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He does'nt like us, remind him next time he appears.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on April 27, 2012, 04:31:37 PM
Post from Black Country Villa


Re: The Baggies

by Blackcountryvilla on April 26th, 2012, 11:13 pm

I think you all probably know my stance on this S***e so called football club called west brom, I flipping hate them with a passion, going on Saturday and hope to god we beat them, not going to be a fun night at work on Sunday if they've turned us over and put us in more shiza. Let's shut these Albion bastards up, shiza on the Albion, come on you lions.

BlackcountryvillaRegular
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He does'nt like us, remind him next time he appears.

Don't think its the same one, the one on here is from Wednesbury
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on April 27, 2012, 06:57:15 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DevonBaggie on April 27, 2012, 07:14:20 PM
Just had a right laugh at this on their forum...

"West Brom are almost as rubbish as us at home. And we are marginally better away from home. Hopefully we can get all 3 points, though I doubt it. They came from behind to beat us there last season."

Considering we've done brilliantly away from home this season, how can they be 'marginally' better away from home? And how are we nearly as rubbish as them at home considering the points difference? It can't be both worse than you away and only just better then you are home.

Are they dingles in disguise? So, genuinely, so thick.

BBC sport website:
Away                W    D    L    F    A        GD       Pts

West Brom:       7    4    7     22    28      -6         25
Aston Villa:        3    9    5    17    26      -9         18


Yeah shows how smart that vile fan is, Thick Dip****
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on April 27, 2012, 08:23:26 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieJames114 on April 27, 2012, 11:32:45 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ&feature=related%29.

Id forgot about that gem hahahha

Do you believe in the Villa?  ;D ;D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on April 28, 2012, 01:08:42 AM
'The Bells are singing'
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: NethertonBaggie on April 28, 2012, 01:19:58 AM
Been waiting years for this opportunity to get back at the Vile, cant say I know or have met a decent villa supporter, all the ones I have seem to relish lording it over me that there club is the mighty Aston Villa, pride of the midlands! and that I support little Albion and should look upon them with awe and fear.....
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbarenno on May 01, 2012, 07:35:59 PM
so if spurs beat bolton tomorrow night and we beat them sunday that means villa are safe even if villa lose to spurs as bolton would only be able to catch them on goal difference which aint going to happen
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 04, 2012, 12:26:43 AM
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/05/04/exclusive-video-aston-villa-players-in-birmingham-nightclub-brawl-97319-30897433/
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 04, 2012, 12:39:28 AM
Gatecrasher? I thought only 16 year olds went there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 04, 2012, 06:13:42 AM
Exactly :0
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on May 04, 2012, 11:13:45 AM
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/05/04/exclusive-video-aston-villa-players-in-birmingham-nightclub-brawl-97319-30897433/
How gutted will Roger Johnson be that he never got an invite to a p*** up and brawl!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: popmonkey on May 04, 2012, 11:15:48 AM
http://www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/2012/05/04/exclusive-video-aston-villa-players-in-birmingham-nightclub-brawl-97319-30897433/

McLeish must be irate that three of their players were caught attacking. Thats certainly not his style
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 05, 2012, 12:32:56 AM
Aston Villa supporters pay for advert urging Alex McLeish to go

http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/05/villa-fans-advert-alex-mcleish

Amusing.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Wbahunty on May 06, 2012, 03:54:50 PM
James Morrison Has Just Saved Aston Villa!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 06, 2012, 03:59:30 PM
They need to keep Super Eck afterall he kept them up against all odds ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 06, 2012, 04:33:56 PM
He will go in the summer. I expect it to be announced this week. I wonder who Villa will get as their new manager?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jjb0rdell0 on May 06, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
He will go in the summer. I expect it to be announced this week. I wonder who Villa will get as their new manager?

Mick McCarthy has experience with teams of Villa and Wolve's abilities ;-)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 06, 2012, 09:16:54 PM
The McLeish Out organisers are furious that he got a slightly warm applause at the end of the game.

That bloke on twitter is starting to sound like a dictator.

McLeish didn't join the players in the lap of honour at the end of the game.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Sessegod on May 07, 2012, 08:58:46 AM
Anyone get the feeling of what goes around comes around with Hutton yesterday?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Lola on May 07, 2012, 10:10:25 AM
Instant Karma ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 07, 2012, 02:12:23 PM
Danny Rose, tekkabooo son.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 07, 2012, 02:25:21 PM
Nice to see a young player not intimidated by a thug like Hutton. No doubt they know each other well from Spurs training sessions.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: JBullyWBA on May 07, 2012, 03:10:22 PM
Normally i'd be disgusted at Danny Rose's tackle but such a fine snap at Alan Hutton made me quite happy. I have no sympathy for that vile, aggressive s***. Seems Karma is a bitch.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 07, 2012, 07:33:20 PM
The more I watch the Danny Rose challenge, the more I cannot see any difference with Huttons assault on Long (other then Rose got a red card).

Both got a touch on the ball & both followed through with the intent to hurt the other player, I've seen far to many tackles like these over the years to go along with the 'he's not that type of player & no player would ever go out to deliberately injure another player' b*******.

In football as in life, if you're an a******* you will eventually get your comeuppance!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 07, 2012, 10:26:46 PM
Poor old Hutton, whatg goes around comes around
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 07, 2012, 11:18:33 PM
Cheers lads. Boing Boing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on May 08, 2012, 01:09:59 AM
Cheers lads. Boing Boing.

Don't worry we won't be as charitable and forgiving come the end of next season when McLeish has you in the relegation zone. Have a good summer.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 08, 2012, 07:46:24 AM
Cheers lads. Boing Boing.

I can't work out whether you're being sarcastic or being grateful for the solid we did you at Bolton, thus allowing you to stay in the division  :-\ oh & making sure you keep your beloved manager. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 08, 2012, 08:45:34 AM
Very grateful. The ginger gibbon was barely going to keep us up on his own so we were always going to have to rely on others. He has to go in the summer, outplayed and terrified to cross the halfway line and attack against ten men, he's got no balls at all.

How did you all feel when you equalised anyway knowing QPR were winning and we were only drawing? I'm sure you'll all make out you were glad you scored but i bet a little bit inside was disappointed that we weren't going to be bang in trouble going into the last week.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: timdon on May 08, 2012, 11:16:38 AM
About 90% of me was very happy to see the equaliser go in as it was no less than we deserved. But if Spurs had scored a second before we equalised, I would have been cursing James Morrison  :D :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on May 08, 2012, 11:21:22 AM
QPR arnt going to get anything against Man City, so Villa were safe anyway, it was just left to us to shove tehm over the line, ensuring anotehr year of Big Eck.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mat15(MH) on May 08, 2012, 05:25:15 PM
Very grateful. The ginger gibbon was barely going to keep us up on his own so we were always going to have to rely on others. He has to go in the summer, outplayed and terrified to cross the halfway line and attack against ten men, he's got no balls at all.

How did you all feel when you equalised anyway knowing QPR were winning and we were only drawing? I'm sure you'll all make out you were glad you scored but i bet a little bit inside was disappointed that we weren't going to be bang in trouble going into the last week.

Knowing that you were reliant upon us to keep you in the Premier League is good enough for this year.

Besides, I thought you didn't care if you went down?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 08, 2012, 09:47:26 PM
Cheers lads. Boing Boing.

Your right to give thanks , if it were not for us Mcleish may have been sacked.
We wouldn't want that would we ?? :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 08, 2012, 10:39:40 PM
Papers reporting Karl Henry could be on his way to Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: ben_westbrom on May 09, 2012, 12:07:09 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/may/08/alex-mcleish-karl-henry-aston-villa?newsfeed=true


I know it's only paper talk but please let this be true.  And please let McLeish remain the Vile manager.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 11:16:45 AM
Our message boards have gone into meltdown over the Karl Henry link, and it's only paper talk so far! If McLeish is actually stupid enough to sign him there will be even more season tickets not renewed. He seems a typical McLeish player though; doesn't cross the halfway line, can't pass 5 yards, a thug and most importantly he's crap.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 09, 2012, 11:21:38 AM
Perfect signing by the Villa considering the position they find themselves in.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 05:37:59 PM
Martin. I was looking at the Premier League table and noticed that Aston Villa are safe, despite only winning seven matches (so far). Has anybody ever won fewer games than this and survived? Also, QPR and Bolton have won 10 games each and could still go down. What's the most wins from a relegated side? Mark (Aston Villa fan)

MARTIN SAYS: In the history of the Premier League we have only seen one side win fewer games than Aston Villa have this season and still retain their top-flight status. That was the West Brom side of 2004/05, which only managed six wins all season and yet climbed out of the relegation zone on the final day to finish 17th with 34 points. If Aston Villa fail to beat Norwich on Sunday then they will become only the second team in Premier League history to survive with less than eight wins.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 05:43:31 PM
Martin. I was looking at the Premier League table and noticed that Aston Villa are safe, despite only winning seven matches (so far). Has anybody ever won fewer games than this and survived? Also, QPR and Bolton have won 10 games each and could still go down. What's the most wins from a relegated side? Mark (Aston Villa fan)

MARTIN SAYS: In the history of the Premier League we have only seen one side win fewer games than Aston Villa have this season and still retain their top-flight status. That was the West Brom side of 2004/05, which only managed six wins all season and yet climbed out of the relegation zone on the final day to finish 17th with 34 points. If Aston Villa fail to beat Norwich on Sunday then they will become only the second team in Premier League history to survive with less than eight wins.


Do you have the record for most draws? If you manage that achievement would your season be considered a success?

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 06:03:08 PM
Do you have the record for most draws? If you manage that achievement would your season be considered a success?
We've had 17 draws this season, the record for a Premier League season containing 38 games is 17 held by us in 06-07 and Newcastle 03/04. Exciting eh. So if we draw on sunday at Norwich (almost nailed on with him in charge) we will hold the record outright with 18, and our open top bus parade will be next friday night in Brum.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 06:21:24 PM
We've had 17 draws this season, the record for a Premier League season containing 38 games is 17 held by us in 06-07 and Newcastle 03/04. Exciting eh. So if we draw on sunday at Norwich (almost nailed on with him in charge) we will hold the record outright with 18, and our open top bus parade will be next friday night in Brum.

That is mightily impressive.

You could sing:

We draw when we want,
We draw when we want,
Our team is dreadful,
We draw when we want!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 09, 2012, 06:24:50 PM
That is mightily impressive.

You could sing:

We draw when we want,
We draw when we want,
Our team is dreadful,
We draw when we want!  ;D
Some of our fans have sung that but with 'we're Aston Villa, we draw when we want'. My favourite is the one to 'This old man' tune... 'Alex McLeish is bloody brill, Sets us up to draw nil nil, One nil down so what does he do?, Ten at the back so they don't score two'.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on May 09, 2012, 06:31:20 PM
Some of our fans have sung that but with 'we're Aston Villa, we draw when we want'. My favourite is the one to 'This old man' tune... 'Alex McLeish is bloody brill, Sets us up to draw nil nil, One nil down so what does he do?, Ten at the back so they don't score two'.

That is pretty funny  :D

Those negative tactics won a Carling cup you know.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 09, 2012, 08:10:36 PM
Wait until next season when Karl Henry is prowling around the centre circle and delivering pin point passes back to Given.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on May 11, 2012, 12:27:13 PM
Alan Hutton needs a operation on his ligaments because of a tackle by a Spurs player last week  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 11, 2012, 02:32:32 PM
Alan Hutton needs a operation on his ligaments because of a tackle by a Spurs player last week  ;D

Let me do it, I can gut and clean chicken, fish and rabbit!
Cant be that much different can it ?  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on May 11, 2012, 02:34:12 PM
Alan Hutton needs a operation on his ligaments because of a tackle by a Spurs player last week  ;D

what goes around comes around!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on May 11, 2012, 03:46:44 PM
Cant say I have the slightest bit of sympathy for him.

Just a shame that tackle is so close to the end of the season and not at the start.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Webby on May 11, 2012, 04:13:55 PM
Alan Hutton needs a operation on his ligaments because of a tackle by a Spurs player last week  ;D

Splendid ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 11, 2012, 04:19:56 PM
Let me do it, I can gut and clean chicken, fish and rabbit!
Cant be that much different can it ?  :o

Do you deliver?

No, just chicken, fish & rabbit  :P

How about seal?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 14, 2012, 10:24:05 AM
The Birmingham Mail are reporting that McLeish will be shown the door today.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 14, 2012, 10:52:01 AM
The Birmingham Mail are reporting that McLeish will be shown the door today.

and according to some sources Paul Lambert could be his replacement
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 14, 2012, 10:53:14 AM
They did say on the radio this morning that the randy learner will be flying in this week for his end of season debrief.
I still find it difficult to see how they can get rid of him with the level of compensation involved and the fact that they are skint!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on May 14, 2012, 10:56:06 AM
They did say on the radio this morning that the randy learner will be flying in this week for his end of season debrief.
I still find it difficult to see how they can get rid of him with the level of compensation involved and the fact that they are skint!

They are still paying off O'Neill and Houllier.   ;D
 
Lambert will speak to them but he'll quickly realise that things are not good at Villa Park and he come to the Baggies.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom4ever on May 14, 2012, 11:14:08 AM
Looks like he's gone.

Martinez 6/4 and Lambert 3/1 to replace him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: bradleysrocket on May 14, 2012, 11:32:27 AM
Martinez turned them down last time and their position has only got worse.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 14, 2012, 11:40:25 AM
#pray4mcleish

BBC saying he's at the training ground saying goodbye to the players :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 14, 2012, 01:15:56 PM
The Big Eck has left the building
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on May 14, 2012, 01:16:09 PM
Gutted, absolutely gutted.

Best Villa manager in years.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on May 14, 2012, 01:29:39 PM
Perhaps Terry Connor can finish off what he started at Wolves at Villa.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 14, 2012, 01:43:59 PM
#pray4mcleish

BBC saying he's at the training ground saying goodbye to the players :(

Do players train the day after the season has finished then? I thought that was it now for players until July.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 01:51:10 PM
Do players train the day after the season has finished then? I thought that was it now for players until July.

Maybe going in to collect things before they go off for their break, have a chat about the season etc. I wouldn't say they've gone in for training other than maybe a warm down after the game yesterday
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 14, 2012, 03:12:21 PM
Do players train the day after the season has finished then? I thought that was it now for players until July.

not training in the true sense of the word they just get weighed and BMI taken, plus they get exercise schedules and diet programmes to stop them getting too out of condition during the summer.
Normally they get quite big fines if they go back after summer carrying too much weight
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on May 14, 2012, 03:17:59 PM
Apparantly he's gone.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 14, 2012, 03:20:33 PM
Apparantly he's gone.

Its inevitable I think, his position has become untenable.

Lambert or Martinez next I reckon.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 14, 2012, 03:29:38 PM
I think the funniest next managerial appointment for Villa would be Bob Bradley. My Villa mates were up in arms the last time he was touted for the job, just imagine what they would be like if he got it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on May 14, 2012, 03:41:02 PM
I think Villas next appointment will be a popular one, Lerner has ballsed up the last two and their fans have lost interest, he has to get this one right else Walsall will have bigger gates.

Although we are better than Villa at the moment, in one conversation to potential managers Lerner can make them more appealing than us - Money! Whether he can be bothered or not is another thing but he has the money to be able to say to a new manager, right here is 50m, we cannot do that and if it came down to a straight toss up on that basis, i think most managers will go the Villa over us.

If he wants another season like the last of cost cutting, trimming the bills, etc then i would say we are more appealing than Villa, basically its down to what the Randy one wants to do!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 03:45:12 PM
Get in! I want Lambert or AVB, but knowing Lerner it will be Avram Grant, McCarthy or Bruce.

If the new manager is decent and plays decent football he will be worshipped after the worst and most hated manager in our history.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 03:48:17 PM
Get in! I want Lambert or AVB, but knowing Lerner it will be Avram Grant, McCarthy or Bruce.

If the new manager is decent and plays decent football he will be worshipped after the worst and most hated manager in our history.

You can always throw all toys out of prams again and hound them out of the club.

Guardiola is in Brum today I hear, must be on the way for talks. After all you won the European Cup once  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 14, 2012, 03:51:39 PM
I hope merlin mick takes over
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 14, 2012, 03:53:15 PM
Dunelm Mill are filing for administration as we speak. Bed sheet sales are expected to fall dramatically until at least September  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 04:01:23 PM
In terms of finance, size of club etc they are a better option for a manager however in terms of current standing and the way managers have been treated by fans our class rises above.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 04:03:35 PM
In terms of finance, size of club etc they are a better option for a manager however in terms of current standing and the way managers have been treated by fans our class rises above.
Been treated by fans? We were right from day one about McLeish, we knew he was clueless and warned Lerner not to appoint him and look what happened.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 14, 2012, 04:04:41 PM

 apparently Neil Lennon is intrested
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 14, 2012, 04:04:56 PM
I'm disappointed that the rotten Villa fans have got their way but hopefully Lerner makes an appointment which will pee them off. McLeish wasn't given any time, nor money to succeed but the totally boring football also doesn't help matters. In the two occasions we've played one another they have been absolutely woeful. I think he'll struggle finding a job in England.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 04:05:11 PM
Been treated by fans? We were right from day one about McLeish, we knew he was clueless and warned Lerner not to appoint him and look what happened.

hahahahaha got the blues a trophy though !!!

I bet Lerner is consulting the knobs who were on Central News last Summer one by one.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 14, 2012, 04:05:41 PM
apparently Neil Lennon is intrested

A horrible **** for a horrible club.

Match made in heaven.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: ian on May 14, 2012, 04:08:23 PM
Maybe going in to collect things before they go off for their break, have a chat about the season etc. I wouldn't say they've gone in for training other than maybe a warm down after the game yesterday
That cant be right because by all accounts they were anything but hot yesterday
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 14, 2012, 04:13:05 PM
A horrible **** for a horrible club.

Match made in heaven.

exactly what i thought
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DaveWBA on May 14, 2012, 04:16:50 PM
apparently Neil Lennon is intrested

The only man that could make me despise that disgusting football club anymore. Complete gobsh**e.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 04:17:14 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if McLeish applies for your job, his confidence knows no bounds and he thinks he's a fantastic Premier League manager.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 14, 2012, 04:20:53 PM
Wouldn't surprise me if McLeish applies for your job, his confidence knows no bounds and he thinks he's a fantastic Premier League manager.

peace isnt as stupid as lerner
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 14, 2012, 04:24:24 PM
Villa fans arrogance shines through yet again.

They should be ashamed at hounding out a manager even before he joined the club.

He has kept a Villa side that despite Villa fans deluded views werent 'too good too go down' but a Villa side whoose board have sold the family silver in Downing and Barry and rely on their only bit of gold left in Darren Bent.

Ask yourself this The board appointed Big Eck yet didnt back him with funds so why would the board treat any new manager any different?'

Face it the funds are not there anymore.

Villa fans hounded out the only Chairman who was ever interested in Villa and its traditions out the club for this saviour from America who was going to lead them back to the glory days.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 14, 2012, 04:25:01 PM
 is it me, or does anyone else think Paul Lambert will stay at norwich
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 14, 2012, 04:32:26 PM
Louis Spence is limbering up as we type....

(http://momedia.kyte.tv/mv/bor/1106/15/19/3286145-mcleishprotest11_460_307.jpg?h=8955f022c144f5bab6b56cd3781fe40f)

Black Country Viler is bottom right in the cheap jumper/trackie combo.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 14, 2012, 05:21:14 PM
Merlin Mick is ready and waiting to finish them off sorry I mean lead them back into Europe :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wbako on May 14, 2012, 05:28:40 PM
Sounds like they aren't hanging about and are going straight after Lambert. He would be a top appointment for them sadly and someone I have been advocating us at least trying to talk to about our manager's position from day one.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on May 14, 2012, 05:58:30 PM
I fear it will be a long time before Vile will be as bad as the last two seasons so let's hope we have all enjoyed lording over them - I certainly have !

This was the season they should have dropped but, as we all really knew, fortune would smile upon them to make sure they stay up and rebuild.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 14, 2012, 05:59:23 PM
This scenario would make me chuckle: INTERVIEWS  ???

Lerner to Lambert, would you like the job Paul? NO! I've seen what your horrible fans did to my friend Alex.

Lerner to Martinez, would you like the job Roberto? NO! I told you last year I didn't want to manage your s*** club.

Lerner to AVB, would you like the job Andre? Err....NO! I only manage clubs with recent European history.

Lerner to Benitez, would you like the job Rafael? NO! becosh you av a crap sqwwaad.

Lerner to Curbishley, would you like the job Alan? NO! I've already turned down that other delusional midlands team from Stafford.

Lerner...........Bo!!och5 what do I do now? I know......Peter Grant do you want the job? oooo yes please Mr Chairman.

Lerner, yeehar tell the press Peter was our first choice. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 06:09:18 PM
Villa fans arrogance shines through yet again.

They should be ashamed at hounding out a manager even before he joined the club.

He has kept a Villa side that despite Villa fans deluded views werent 'too good too go down' but a Villa side whoose board have sold the family silver in Downing and Barry and rely on their only bit of gold left in Darren Bent.

Ask yourself this The board appointed Big Eck yet didnt back him with funds so why would the board treat any new manager any different?'

Face it the funds are not there anymore.

Villa fans hounded out the only Chairman who was ever interested in Villa and its traditions out the club for this saviour from America who was going to lead them back to the glory days.
7 wins all season
Only the second club (after you lot) in PL history to win fewer than 8 games but stay up.
4 home wins, our fewest in a season EVER.
37 goals scored, less than a goal a game and only Stoke scored less.
17 draws because he played not to lose and was scared to attack.
Conceded the most from set pieces.
Only team not to score from a corner all season.
1 win in our last 16 games, a 94th minute 1-0 against Fulham.

He didn't need hounding out, his own failings and all round cluelessness lost him his job. All the stats show he's racked off and that he was very lucky to keep us up, we got fewer points and goals than Blues got relegated with. Our squad is very average these days but it's no worse than the likes of Norwich who out-performed us points wise and played much much better more expansive football than us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 14, 2012, 06:27:16 PM
I actually agree with you blackcountryvilla, but coming from you, somebody who has said on here "I havent gone all season after we appointed McLeish", it just feels fake.

His reign was doomed from the start thanks to the fans getting on his back before he was even appointed, but his spell has been dreadful. He plays crap football and has got crap results. Now he is sacked you get another chance to make the right appointment. If you do though, I expect it to have been a lucky appointment.

Lerners appointments these last 2 years have been crap. Houlier was an odd choice but Mcleish's appointment, after looking at his polar opposite Martinez, was just bizzare and showed his complete lack of a plan. With him in charge, and not bankrolling you any more, I think you fighting an up hill battle to get any where these next few years.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on May 14, 2012, 06:32:03 PM
Reports suggest it will take Mcleish around 2 months to clear his desk at the training ground, due to the amount of draws.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 06:34:54 PM
Who do you lot want as your new manager anyway? Is Ranieri still favourite? I think he'd be an excellent appointment for you.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 14, 2012, 06:38:43 PM
It's all on the main board - we will leave this thread for laughing at the Vilal while we are still above you  :P.

If you cant be arsed to look - most would except Ranieri but expect Hughton (satisfied).
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 14, 2012, 06:40:08 PM
Who do you lot want as your new manager anyway? Is Ranieri still favourite? I think he'd be an excellent appointment for you.

Just on SSN he wants to talk to your lot  :-X
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 07:34:55 PM
Just on SSN he wants to talk to your lot  :-X
That hasn't gone down very well on our boards, most aren't in favour of him.

The general consensus seems to be any from Lambert, Rodgers, AVB, Di Matteo if he didnt get the Chelsea job obviously. It's split on Martinez and Benitez.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 14, 2012, 07:47:58 PM
Terry connor
Mick mcCarthy
Steve Bruce
Peter withe
Sian Massey
Bruce Forsyth
ANY of the above would be wonderful please, not that vile fans are delusional but as soon as sir Mcleish was gone they are straight in with pep, Jose , Mancini,fergie all want to go to their historic mega world power club , just wish they would get the next appointment well and truly wrong , then I could leave all the bad feelings about James Morrison behind  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mat15(MH) on May 14, 2012, 07:57:11 PM
That hasn't gone down very well on our boards, most aren't in favour of him.

The general consensus seems to be any from Lambert, Rodgers, AVB, Di Matteo if he didnt get the Chelsea job obviously. It's split on Martinez and Benitez.

I could see Di Matteo going to you, not sure Rodgers would. Lambert is a definite possibility by the sounds of it, don't think Benitez would and not sure why Martinez would go to you after turning Villa down last year and they are now in a worse position.

The reporter on Sky Sports news made a good point(shock horror) that you've had no continuity with your appointments. You brought in Houllier, who plays a totally different style to O'Neil, then you brought in McLeish who plays a totally different style to Houllier but with the same squad for all three!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 14, 2012, 08:18:51 PM
Emile Heskey is 66/1, get on it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on May 14, 2012, 09:13:34 PM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/536326_3917706500169_1204692174_33721232_2005654752_n.jpg)

Happy Days !!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 14, 2012, 09:43:09 PM
Player manager - the perfect choice.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DevonBaggie on May 14, 2012, 10:51:45 PM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/s320x320/536326_3917706500169_1204692174_33721232_2005654752_n.jpg)

Happy Days !!!
That is quality mate, take a bow  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Aixelsyd on May 15, 2012, 01:53:24 AM
Steve Kean to Villa!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 15, 2012, 06:21:42 AM
apparently Neil Lennon is intrested

Neil Lemon more like
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 15, 2012, 08:02:06 AM
All i keep hearing on the radio is whos going to be the new Vile manager, nothing about whos going to be ours.
I suppose the vile are much more interesting to talk about
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 15, 2012, 09:45:50 AM
RDM Possibly?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on May 15, 2012, 09:48:31 AM
I think the Vile job has Curbs written all over it if im honest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 15, 2012, 10:50:18 AM
I cant see them appointing anybody who's already at a club and would command a decent compensation package.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on May 15, 2012, 10:56:57 AM
According to a couple of things on the radio whoever they get will be told they have a bit of money, nothing like they have spent in the past though and that their is a tight wage budget to stick too and they wont be paying stupid wages for anybody.

If that is the case, fair play it would appear they learnt the lesson of not throwing good money after bad at it, when they say they will spent a bit that could still mean 25million, i doubt it but from our point of view if they were looking to spend around the 10million mark as well as funds brought in from player sales i think it would make it more of a level playing field if we both went after the same manager.

The big advantage at the present time Villa have over us is the potential to spend big, if they wont do that there really isnt that much between us at the time of writing, history is on their side but present day we are very similar.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 15, 2012, 01:46:08 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/mua5x4.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 15, 2012, 01:51:04 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/mua5x4.jpg)
:D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on May 15, 2012, 02:39:32 PM
Quality. ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 15, 2012, 03:00:14 PM
Is that a clipboard i can see
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on May 15, 2012, 03:54:26 PM
Big swing in odds towards Mad Mick i just heard on TalkSport :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 15, 2012, 04:23:17 PM
It couldnt happen....could it :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 15, 2012, 04:23:17 PM
Mad Mick in to 11/8 at Coral. WTF? Good god no. I won't be setting foot inside VP again if he's stupid enough to appoint that idiot.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 15, 2012, 04:29:01 PM
You never go anyway
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 15, 2012, 04:29:42 PM
It be simply AMAZING if McCarthy was named as their new gaffer!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 15, 2012, 04:35:05 PM
You never go anyway
I did before the ridiculous appointment of Mcleish. McCarthy would be up there in the ridiculous stakes and would make the fans even more angry.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 15, 2012, 05:31:23 PM
I did before the ridiculous appointment of Mcleish. McCarthy would be up there in the ridiculous stakes and would make the fans even more angry.

It would be a very dangerous appointment and Lerner should seriously consider the consequences of his actions before he appoints Mick McCarthy as the next manager of Aston Villa football club. Really there are Albion fans out there who might just die of laughter ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: walter baggie on May 15, 2012, 06:55:42 PM
http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/sport/football/mick-mccarthy-among-favourites-for-aston-villa-post-7754136.html

this can't be serious!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 15, 2012, 07:50:04 PM
Mick is a decent individual and not a terrible manager, but for Lerner to choose him after Alex McLeish would show how utterly out-of-touch he is. In the NFL, you can get away with picking whomever you want, but it's entirely another matter in English football.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 15, 2012, 07:54:38 PM
I'd end up in Hospital if they hired Merlin
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 15, 2012, 08:17:21 PM
Mick is a decent individual and not a terrible manager, but for Lerner to choose him after Alex McLeish would show how utterly out-of-touch he is. In the NFL, you can get away with picking whomever you want, but it's entirely another matter in English football.

Maybe not terrible but very "old school" negative and just got another team relegated. An Irish version of Alex McLeish. Surprised that American sports fans are so ambivalent about Coaching appointments or is it just English football that is so obsessed with the cult of the Manager? You are right if Lerner does appoint McCarthy he really is out of touch, he has to get the fans back onside with this appointment.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 15, 2012, 08:25:39 PM
please be true  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 15, 2012, 08:29:17 PM
Maybe not terrible but very "old school" negative and just got another team relegated. An Irish version of Alex McLeish. Surprised that American sports fans are so ambivalent about Coaching appointments or is it just English football that is so obsessed with the cult of the Manager? You are right if Lerner does appoint McCarthy he really is out of touch, he has to get the fans back onside with this appointment.

In the US you don't feel like you have the power to influence the decision. You have to take what the owner gives you. If you cause enough trouble for the club, your dodgy owner will just move the club to some other city that's desperate for one.

There also seems to be more of a stratified "coaching pyramid" in European football, with fewer people deemed acceptable choices for a coaching job.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: weareblueweare white on May 15, 2012, 08:46:31 PM
(http://i47.tinypic.com/mua5x4.jpg)
Just text the link for this to a workmate villa fan, did`nt take long to get a reaction :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 15, 2012, 10:09:50 PM
You never go anyway

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Well would they do with the seat he doesnt sit in anyway I wonder.

It would be a terrible appointment though. Absolutely no chance. It will be Lambert or Martinez I think.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DudleyBaggieFan on May 15, 2012, 11:06:52 PM
BREAKING NEWS. They've unveiled their new boss.

Jasper Carrot starts immediately!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 16, 2012, 12:10:10 AM
In the US you don't feel like you have the power to influence the decision. You have to take what the owner gives you. If you cause enough trouble for the club, your dodgy owner will just move the club to some other city that's desperate for one.

There also seems to be more of a stratified "coaching pyramid" in European football, with fewer people deemed acceptable choices for a coaching job.

Maybe that is Randy's next trick Glasgow might be short of a football club in the near future "Glasgow Red Socks" has a certain ring to it don't you think?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 16, 2012, 12:38:51 AM
Maybe that is Randy's next trick Glasgow might be short of a football club in the near future "Glasgow Red Socks" has a certain ring to it don't you think?

Wouldn't that be amusing? Sell Villa Park to some shady real estate developer, buy or lease Ibrox, and he's ready to go.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 16, 2012, 09:40:10 AM
Wouldn't that be amusing? Sell Villa Park to some shady real estate developer, buy or lease Ibrox, and he's ready to go.  :D

Theres a bloke in Wolverhampton who knows this trick well.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on May 16, 2012, 10:01:16 AM
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/aston-villa-fc/2012/05/16/poll-mick-mccarthy-for-villa-manager/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/aston-villa-fc/2012/05/16/poll-mick-mccarthy-for-villa-manager/)
 
Get voting.  You never know who is monitoring the poll....  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on May 16, 2012, 10:06:08 AM
Its quite close at the moment ;D

They have been tweeting some woman in Glasgow thinking shes the actual Alex McLeish ;D...thick beyond comparison
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on May 16, 2012, 10:08:34 AM
http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/aston-villa-fc/2012/05/16/poll-mick-mccarthy-for-villa-manager/ (http://www.expressandstar.com/sport/aston-villa-fc/2012/05/16/poll-mick-mccarthy-for-villa-manager/)
 
Get voting.  You never know who is monitoring the poll....  ;D

just voted 44% in favour I'm sure we can do better than that
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 16, 2012, 10:43:47 AM
Just voted and its 48.99% in favour now  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 16, 2012, 10:47:02 AM
Mick "The People's Choice" McCarthy now at 48% he has momentum he is cheap and he got the Wolves relegated what are waiting for Randy?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on May 16, 2012, 10:53:30 AM
49.93% now, Mick and Clipboard...dream team part 2
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: ronnie_allen on May 16, 2012, 11:08:26 AM
Good old Mick is certainly getting some momentum behind him. At 52.03% when I voted  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on May 16, 2012, 11:48:08 AM
It gets better.....Villa have announced a pre season friendly against......The Dingles, I actually think I would pay to watch that match if MM is Vile manager hahahaha
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hongkongrhod on May 16, 2012, 11:51:49 AM
Now up to 55%
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 16, 2012, 12:18:46 PM
56.25%  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on May 16, 2012, 12:28:20 PM
56.78% ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 16, 2012, 12:29:33 PM
Just added my vote, 56.89% :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 16, 2012, 12:34:59 PM
Has this been put on a Blues forum at all? If not, it needs to be ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: P Anderson on May 16, 2012, 12:44:50 PM
He's got my vote
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 16, 2012, 02:06:52 PM
60.24% tried to vote again but they weren't having any of it  :'( with laughter if it happens
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Barrington on May 16, 2012, 05:32:26 PM
62.38 after my vote  :)

McCarthy in!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 16, 2012, 05:37:59 PM
 just voted for mick  :P

 62.47%
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on May 16, 2012, 05:40:38 PM
what about kenny daglish
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: bedfordbaggie on May 16, 2012, 05:42:38 PM
voted 62.6
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on May 16, 2012, 06:06:50 PM
that faulkner bloke is as big headed as there fans "why wouldnt anyone want to join us, magnificent stadium, phenominal fans, we won the european cup zzzz"

phenominal fans made me laugh the same bunch of fans that hounded mcleish out before he even started ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 16, 2012, 06:18:34 PM
63.3 percent now, only 3.6% shy of two thirds :o.

Randy Learner is looking at the Express and Star Villa page as we speak thinking about how much he'll be loved by the fans when he hires the manager that almost two thirds of Villa fans want.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 16, 2012, 06:21:25 PM
I love one of the comments "I suspect that Wolves fans have voted more that Villa fnas on this poll"

Nope, next guess.....  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on May 16, 2012, 06:25:00 PM
Can we repeat votes :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 16, 2012, 06:29:20 PM
 :D :D :D How funny would it be if he hired him off these statistics 'well he was the fans choice'. I think from this it can be confirmed they are the most hated team in the midlands by some way
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 16, 2012, 06:33:16 PM
that faulkner bloke is as big headed as there fans "why wouldnt anyone want to join us, magnificent stadium, phenominal fans, we won the european cup zzzz"

phenominal fans made me laugh the same bunch of fans that hounded mcleish out before he even started ;D

Ive still to see a club that dosent say that. It's even funnier when it is said in relation to Villa fans with their reputation for striking and protesting more than the French. When I saw it I thought they should tell that to Ellis, O Leary, Mcleish, Little.... Rarely does a Villa manager escape getting crap from their fans.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on May 16, 2012, 06:35:17 PM
well thats two computers ive voted from and its up to 63.24!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 16, 2012, 08:20:37 PM
If you turn on in private browsing/incognito mode, you get another vote :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 16, 2012, 10:15:48 PM
64.43%  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tgd26 on May 16, 2012, 10:58:37 PM
64.6%

I would love to see footage of Mick driving into Villa Park for his first day as manager with that big cheesy grin on his face like he has in the picture in the poll.

That would be priceless!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 17, 2012, 04:04:32 PM
Mad Mick's odds are on the slide, boooo. It would have been worth it happening just for a laugh!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was around 40/1 at the start of today, he's now into odds on favourite at nearly all bookies. Theres rumours circulating that Lerner has flown to Norway aswell. He certainly fits what they said about young, hungry and can be here for years, bit unproven though and would be a huge gamble. I don't think they can afford to gamble after the McLeish debacle.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on May 17, 2012, 04:32:09 PM
Mad Mick's odds are on the slide, boooo. It would have been worth it happening just for a laugh!

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was around 40/1 at the start of today, he's now into odds on favourite at nearly all bookies. Theres rumours circulating that Lerner has flown to Norway aswell. He certainly fits what they said about young, hungry and can be here for years, bit unproven though and would be a huge gamble. I don't think they can afford to gamble after the McLeish debacle.

Have a laugh at your own team? Good god.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BlackCountryVilla on May 17, 2012, 04:40:11 PM
Have a laugh at your own team? Good god.
Who said i would be laughing at my own team? I meant the fact that we would have actually had mad Mick as manager. It would have been funny to see him being unveiled like he was our saviour and then him shouting '******* get in' in that voice he does.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 17, 2012, 05:54:06 PM
Who said i would be laughing at my own team? I meant the fact that we would have actually had mad Mick as manager. It would have been funny to see him being unveiled like he was our saviour and then him shouting '******* get in' in that voice he does.

I think our definition of humour differs greatly.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 17, 2012, 10:40:23 PM
A fair few Norwegian journalists over on Twitter are saying that the deal for OGS is done.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 18, 2012, 07:38:59 AM
BlackCountryFickle will be a fan again then.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: HampshireBaggie on May 18, 2012, 10:26:00 AM
*sigh* i would've liked Ole.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on May 18, 2012, 10:40:56 AM
OGS would be a great appointment in my opinion. Done a great job with Molde, and has alot of potential. People say he is a gamble, maybe he is but i'd rather have him than a bruce or curbs anyday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on May 18, 2012, 10:54:37 AM
Massive gamble if you ask me. Only getting the hype because he is a former Man U player.Norway league to Prem League  is a huge jump
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 18, 2012, 10:55:10 AM
I am amazed that people think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a good appointment for us or Villa for that matter and yet dismiss McInnes and Appleton as inexperienced. Solskjaer has had 12 months experience as Head Coach with Molde and with deepest respect to Norwegian football that cannot be a higher level than the Championship. Yes he has had time coaching the reserves at Man United and was a great player but neither count for very much.

I think any premier league club making Solskjaer their manager would be taking a brave decision.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on May 18, 2012, 11:06:31 AM
I am amazed that people think Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would be a good appointment for us or Villa for that matter and yet dismiss McInnes and Appleton as inexperienced. Solskjaer has had 12 months experience as Head Coach with Molde and with deepest respect to Norwegian football that cannot be a higher level than the Championship. Yes he has had time coaching the reserves at Man United and was a great player but neither count for very much.

I think any premier league club making Solskjaer their manager would be taking a brave decision.

I'd prefer to gamble than appoint Curbishley or Bruce, two dinasours who know very little about modern day football.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on May 18, 2012, 11:50:50 AM
Come on Mick hurry up and stick your hore in
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on May 18, 2012, 12:01:44 PM
Come on Mick hurry up and stick your hore in
I think you'll find thats " OAR"..................Oh wait a minute !  :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on May 18, 2012, 12:05:54 PM
I think you'll find thats " OAR"..................Oh wait a minute !  :D :D

Thanks for the correction ;) i should have said bitch
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: jonny on May 18, 2012, 12:27:06 PM
Would people be as keen if he'd never played for yanited!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on May 18, 2012, 12:27:53 PM
Nobody knows what appointments will actually work out, they are all appointed with best intentions but i think what Solskjaer what do is get Villa fans excited and interested again straight away which is what they desperately need.

I wouldnt of minded him at Albion, he may be inexperienced but the only way you get experience is by having a go at things, people sometimes just need the chance thats why i wouldnt mind an Appleton, Mcinnes or younger up and coming coach rather than somebody who does the merrygo round, Roy has put good foundations in place and would be shocked if the manager who came in tried to dismantle it all and start again, they will look to build on which i think is what Ashworth said they have the shortlist for so managers can just step straight in and add to what we have.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 18, 2012, 07:34:22 PM
BlackCountryFickle will be a fan again then.

Until they start losing again. As soon as he realises they arent challenging for the champions league he will be back out shopping at half 3 on a Saturday (cue kick off times joke).
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 18, 2012, 07:46:52 PM
A few points on Solskjaer. He has coached at Man Utd before moving to Molde. he will have been schooled by Ferguson who is arguably one of the greatest managers ever. He took over Molde who had never won the league in 100 years of existence and it took him only a season to win the league with them.

People say managing in Norway isnt a good measure of a managers ability but I have to ask, what is exactly? Why is the championship any better than Norway? Yes the quality of the league might be different but why does that change your managerial quality? You have still got to take a group of players who may be average and win something with them. What is the difference between him and Poyet?

Some clubs in Europe's top leagues appoint managers with no experience. Porto took Villas Boas from a small Portuguese team.

I dont know if Solskjaer is a good choice personally. Lerner wont have picked him after deep research - he has picked him because he is an obvious name and he wants somebody young and invigorating. No reason why i cant work though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: theboywiththe arabstrap on May 19, 2012, 09:14:52 AM
What I will say about OGS is that he always had a fantastic footballing brain when he was playing.  I'm sure a lot of you will have heard about how when he sat on the bench he'd meticulously analyse the opposition's defence, so when he came on as a sub he knew where the weaknesses were...hence; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPoKbMSR0r4
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Wbahunty on May 19, 2012, 01:13:10 PM
OGS not taking the Villa Job!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie-boy-ethan on May 19, 2012, 01:20:21 PM

"Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he will not be the new Aston Villa manager after deciding to stay on at Molde. More to follow soon #avfc"

From the BBC Sport Twitter page!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 19, 2012, 01:25:08 PM
The Villa i am sure would love Hughton but can anyone see another Blues manger joining their nearest and dearest.

Best manager for Villa would be Mick  Dundee:)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on May 19, 2012, 01:34:29 PM
Who said i would be laughing at my own team? I meant the fact that we would have actually had mad Mick as manager. It would have been funny to see him being unveiled like he was our saviour and then him shouting '******* get in' in that voice he does.

You would be laughing at a key managerial appointment for 'your team'. Honestly I'm starting to think you're an Albion fan on the wind up some of the bull**** you come out with is even too much for a Villa fan.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on May 19, 2012, 01:39:08 PM
It's not going to be Mick...is it?

And bless them all on Villa Talk, they're all desperately trying to convince themselves that it's rubbish and nobody could ever turn down the chance to manage such a massive club.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 19, 2012, 01:43:27 PM
Solskjaer turns Villa job according to British media. Meanwhile in Norway, their media says "err....actually he hasnt - he has just said I have a contract at Molde for 2 years and ill wait and see". What else was he going to say? I think our media have got a little excited.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dan on May 19, 2012, 02:31:37 PM
I'd be surprised if he did turn it down really. Villa underperformed massively last season, and have good resources really, not to mention given how much Mcleish was hated any new manager will find it very easy to win over the fans. It's essentially a job he'd struggle to fail in. For the first season at least.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on May 19, 2012, 02:55:42 PM
So that's two managers who have turned them down in 12 months?

As I've been saying for two or three years something ain't right behind the scenes at villa park and managers turning them down only adds fuel to the fire!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on May 19, 2012, 03:05:58 PM
I'd be surprised if he did turn it down really. Villa underperformed massively last season, and have good resources really, not to mention given how much Mcleish was hated any new manager will find it very easy to win over the fans. It's essentially a job he'd struggle to fail in. For the first season at least.



With the team they were able to put out on the pitch most weeks they most certainly didn't under perform despite the manager being hated as well as his crap tactics, they finished around where they should have and were lucky not to go down. As for their resources they are a club looking to cut costs especially when it comes to their wage budget after Martin O'Neil was let loose to sign all and sundry on big money.

They wont be able to convince a big name manager to go to them as they wont be given the money they will need to get them to where their fans want them to be unless Lerner puts a lot of money into the club himself and I just don't think he will.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 19, 2012, 03:26:13 PM
Given a straight choice between Molde and Villa OSG chooses Molde. Really must wonder what is going on over at Villa Park that seems to scares off good managers maybe it is the bed sheet army  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: btbaggie on May 19, 2012, 04:24:11 PM
He hasnt turned Villa down, his statement is to keep the natives in Molde happy. He will be new manager at Villa if they want him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on May 19, 2012, 04:43:47 PM
He hasnt turned Villa down, his statement is to keep the natives in Molde happy. He will be new manager at Villa if they want him.

He's chosen molde over villa, therefore hasn't he automatically turned down villa?

Or at least that's what my understanding of turning someone down is.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: btbaggie on May 19, 2012, 04:56:59 PM
Show me where he says he has turned them down.

He has said if he recieves offer he will consider it     ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 19, 2012, 04:58:22 PM
Dangerman - the Norwegian media are saying he hasnt turned them down.Some translations atually suggest the opposite. He seems to have said if Villa make on offer then I might have something to think about. The British media - none of whom speak Norwegian - are the only people suggesting he has turned them down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 21, 2012, 06:41:27 PM
Villa have appointed their new manager according to Sky Sports:

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/533034_253471938093581_100002923305626_518295_898460662_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 21, 2012, 07:03:44 PM
Unconfirmed reports on twitter saying Solskjaer will be the new man at villa park. Also off a football update on facebook
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on May 21, 2012, 07:18:26 PM
Unconfirmed reports on twitter saying Solskjaer will be the new man at villa park. Also off a football update on facebook

Would rather have Hughton.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on May 21, 2012, 07:25:37 PM
Unconfirmed reports on twitter saying Solskjaer will be the new man at villa park. Also off a football update on facebook

Very much a gamble but I'm sure it will (unfortunatley) lift the Seals as anything will be a bonus compared with the garbage McLeish served up for them !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 21, 2012, 07:34:35 PM
Very much a gamble but I'm sure it will (unfortunatley) lift the Seals as anything will be a bonus compared with the garbage McLeish served up for them !

ay huge gamble for them people say he will be good because he worked under sir Alex .. well so did Robson and Bruce and they haven't turned out to be great managers. I think he will lift them but the squad he inherited is no better than a 12th place finish. They need some investment.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 21, 2012, 09:16:15 PM
Sticking my neck out, I think Solskjaer will be a good manager. I think he will bring a fresh approach to a club that badly needs it having had 3 old school bosses in the last few years. He was a coach under Ferguson first and I dont think he is the same as Bruce and Robson - he is from a slightly different generation of Man Utd players, the Gary Neville, Roy Keane, Paul Scholes generation.

Villa need a new injection of life. I think he will give them that.
 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on May 22, 2012, 10:01:02 PM
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11677/7772544/Ole-out-of-Villa-running

Aston Villa have confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not become the club's new manager following further talks with the Molde coach.
 
The former Manchester United striker met with Villa representatives last week for informal talks after being flown to Birmingham by a private jet.
 
He subsequently admitted that he was flattered to be a target for Villa, who sacked Alex McLeish last week after just one season in the job.
 
However, the 39-year-old is understood to have opted to stick with Molde following further discussions regarding the position.
 
Villa have insisted that no offer was made to Solskjaer and have confirmed he is no longer under consideration for the role.
 
Solskjaer led Molde to their first Norwegian title during his first season at the helm and is preparing his squad for the UEFA Champions League.
 
As a result of Solskjaer's talks with Villa, he returned to Norway to learn that Molde's billionaire backer Kjell Inge Rokke had pulled the plug on his company's 20-year support.
 
Rokke had criticised Solskjaer's decision to fly to England to hold talks with Villa and the club were unhappy that the discussions emerged into the public domain.
 
Villa will now have to assess other candidates for the vacancy, with Norwich City's Paul Lambert and Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez rumoured to be front-runners.
 
Martinez turned down the chance to take charge at Villa Park 12 months ago, while it is understood that there has yet to be an approach from Villa for Lambert
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on May 22, 2012, 10:11:37 PM
http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11677/7772544/Ole-out-of-Villa-running

Aston Villa have confirmed that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not become the club's new manager following further talks with the Molde coach.
 
The former Manchester United striker met with Villa representatives last week for informal talks after being flown to Birmingham by a private jet.
 
He subsequently admitted that he was flattered to be a target for Villa, who sacked Alex McLeish last week after just one season in the job.
 
However, the 39-year-old is understood to have opted to stick with Molde following further discussions regarding the position.
 
Villa have insisted that no offer was made to Solskjaer and have confirmed he is no longer under consideration for the role.
 
Solskjaer led Molde to their first Norwegian title during his first season at the helm and is preparing his squad for the UEFA Champions League.
 
As a result of Solskjaer's talks with Villa, he returned to Norway to learn that Molde's billionaire backer Kjell Inge Rokke had pulled the plug on his company's 20-year support.
 
Rokke had criticised Solskjaer's decision to fly to England to hold talks with Villa and the club were unhappy that the discussions emerged into the public domain.
 
Villa will now have to assess other candidates for the vacancy, with Norwich City's Paul Lambert and Wigan Athletic's Roberto Martinez rumoured to be front-runners.
 
Martinez turned down the chance to take charge at Villa Park 12 months ago, while it is understood that there has yet to be an approach from Villa for Lambert


They were all excited as well.  ;D

They will all be claiming they never wanted him now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on May 22, 2012, 10:23:00 PM
BlackCountryFickle was threatening to go to a match and everything!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 22, 2012, 10:24:19 PM
 :D :D :D
I'l hold back on the facebook sources next time then.  Somethings really up with them he turned them down after further discussions. They can't even pry away the manager of molde.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 22, 2012, 10:30:03 PM
One would think a meeting with Randy Lerner might be...underwhelming.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on May 22, 2012, 10:43:11 PM
It amazes me that how a club of Villa's standing waste their time pursing some young upstart who has barely cut his managerial teeth when a manager of Mick McCarthy's calibre is on the their doorstep. It would serve them right if Liverpool pipped them to his services. :D   
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 22, 2012, 10:48:00 PM
Does anyone think when mr Lerner explains that the new manager must generate their own transfer funds minus an amount that he wants back from his investment , that it might be putting people off ? Oh and by the way the supporters normally start turning up with duvets if you don't win every week  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on May 22, 2012, 11:35:39 PM
Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to pit his wits against some of the best in Europe and unfortunately Aston Villa were unable to offer him Champions League football...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on May 23, 2012, 05:15:19 AM
One would think a meeting with Randy Lerner might be...underwhelming.

Maybe he could talk about the overwhelming success he's had with the Browns .. oh wait. Funny that he's in charge of the 2 stalest, dullest teams in sports history. At least the villa won something 42 years ago remind me again what was it?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 23, 2012, 06:12:50 AM
Maybe he could talk about the overwhelming success he's had with the Browns .. oh wait. Funny that he's in charge of the 2 stalest, dullest teams in sports history. At least the villa won something 42 years ago remind me again what was it?

42 years ago Villa had just been relegated to the third division. But I know the thing you're thinking of...it's on the tip of my tongue...I was just telling everyone in California about it the other day....  ???
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 23, 2012, 07:01:41 AM
Apparently, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was keen to pit his wits against some of the best in Europe and unfortunately Aston Villa were unable to offer him Champions League football...

Next season they might be able to offer him 'Championship' football  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on May 23, 2012, 09:37:30 AM
42 years ago Villa had just been relegated to the third division. But I know the thing you're thinking of...it's on the tip of my tongue...I was just telling everyone in California about it the other day....  ???
Think you will find they were all there  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mister AT on May 23, 2012, 10:07:31 AM
Ex Braga and Lisbon manager today stated hes interested in the Job.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on May 23, 2012, 10:13:24 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 23, 2012, 12:07:33 PM
Anybody fancy Hesky
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 23, 2012, 12:10:01 PM
Anybody fancy Hesky

His wife  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BB74 on May 23, 2012, 12:12:46 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on May 23, 2012, 12:15:22 PM
Anybody fancy Hesky
No, Fortune is Heskey+, no need to downgrade to the inferior model which is well past it. I wouldn't mind Cuellar though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 23, 2012, 12:16:49 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggielad82 on May 27, 2012, 08:48:20 AM
Just read a rumour that Di Matteo is a favourite for the Vile job. What does everyone else think about this?

Seems like a backwards step if you ask me!

 http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/mobile/football/gossip/
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Sessegod on May 27, 2012, 09:31:37 AM
I don't see the fascination in RDM, he got us up yes.. but looked tactically inept when we got in the prem and was in trouble. We would have gone down if RH wasn't employed.

He's took on a Chelsea side which has great experienced players, all they needed was motivation. Yes he won the CL but the players had the bit between the teeth and wanted to prove something.

If he goes back to a side that needs organizing well such as the villa, then i think he'll take them down... which is a big bonus.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on May 27, 2012, 10:25:38 AM
Going from winning the Champions League one season to working for Randy Lerner at Vile Park the next would be extremely depressing.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on May 27, 2012, 10:51:46 AM
Villa want a West Brom reject. How the mighty have fallen
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 27, 2012, 12:07:55 PM
It's hard to tell if he would be a success. He eventually came unstuck here but then won the FA cup and champions league with a depleted Chelsea side. That has to count for something surely?

I think he will be a highly desirable manager for clubs if Chelsea dont take him on full time. Only then will we be able to see if we got it right about him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PortsmouthBaggie on May 27, 2012, 03:11:29 PM
Ex Braga and Lisbon Sporting manager today stated hes interested in the Job.

Domingos Paciencia?

If it is then, HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Go get him Randy!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: blackcountryblues on May 27, 2012, 08:32:26 PM
RDM is way above the vile job.
He done wonders with us and was never allowed to turn around a bad run caused by major defensive injuries.
His success at Chelsea is immense, you do not win the Champions League just because a couple of old timers have a point to prove, it must have took some fantastic managerial and personal skills to pull that lot together to get results in Barca and Bayern.
RDM is going places. Villa aint!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on May 27, 2012, 08:59:05 PM
RDM is way above the vile job.
He done wonders with us and was never allowed to turn around a bad run caused by major defensive injuries.
His success at Chelsea is immense, you do not win the Champions League just because a couple of old timers have a point to prove, it must have took some fantastic managerial and personal skills to pull that lot together to get results in Barca and Bayern.
RDM is going places. Villa aint!


RDM was taking us down, he is at best adequate, at worst a managerial fraud. Eddie Newton is the doer in that relationship.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on May 31, 2012, 09:59:13 PM
Ok so I have this friend who's a massive villa fan and I made the comment the other day that a large proportion of their fans have delusional expectations for next season.

So he has a 10 minute rant at me about how much I hate Villa and how they had near CL a few years ago and they're disappointed to lose it - thus expectations are high.

How do I just chill out and stop him from getting so defensive?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on May 31, 2012, 10:20:07 PM
Ok so I have this friend who's a massive villa fan and I made the comment the other day that a large proportion of their fans have delusional expectations for next season.

So he has a 10 minute rant at me about how much I hate Villa and how they had near CL a few years ago and they're disappointed to lose it - thus expectations are high.

How do I just chill out and stop him from getting so defensive?


Kick him in the b******* the villa b******  :P :P :P

I have a load of villa mates & I just nod my head & smile when they tell me what a big club they are *yawn*  :o (not very helpful sorry)

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Pseudo_Intel on May 31, 2012, 10:22:20 PM
Yeah, I think I should just keep my mouth shut. Once you say something slightly out of turn they get outraged!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on May 31, 2012, 10:23:06 PM
Ok so I have this friend who's a massive villa fan and I made the comment the other day that a large proportion of their fans have delusional expectations for next season.

So he has a 10 minute rant at me about how much I hate Villa and how they had near CL a few years ago and they're disappointed to lose it - thus expectations are high.

How do I just chill out and stop him from getting so defensive?

Dont worry hes making good progress. He got rid of Mcleish his condition should improve
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on May 31, 2012, 11:10:11 PM
Ok so I have this friend who's a massive villa fan and I made the comment the other day that a large proportion of their fans have delusional expectations for next season.

So he has a 10 minute rant at me about how much I hate Villa and how they had near CL a few years ago and they're disappointed to lose it - thus expectations are high.

How do I just chill out and stop him from getting so defensive?

Many in the age group 0-35 have not been used to seeing any of the loal West Midlands teams above or alongside Villa and I think this change has made them get a bit tetchy. While we are used to the "banter", they arent. They have always been able to say "s***** little Albion/Blues/Wolves" but now they cant and so it is a culture shock. Not since the late 70's/early 80's have they been in this position, and even then they had a league title and a European cup win to laud over their rivals. I just wouldnt talk too much football with them - the dont have the thick skins their local rivals have.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: deejay on June 01, 2012, 03:37:53 AM
Ok so I have this friend who's a massive villa fan and I made the comment the other day that a large proportion of their fans have delusional expectations for next season.

So he has a 10 minute rant at me about how much I hate Villa and how they had near CL a few years ago and they're disappointed to lose it - thus expectations are high.

How do I just chill out and stop him from getting so defensive?
  Slap him he's a villa fan  its legal
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on June 02, 2012, 12:26:48 PM
villa have Lambert

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/18307066

Aston Villa have confirmed that Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has been appointed as their new manager.

A statement on Villa's official website  said: "The board of Aston Villa are delighted to confirm that Paul Lambert has been appointed Villa manager."

Villa have been without a manager since sacking Alex McLeish the day after the final game of the season.

Lambert, 42, guided his Canaries side to a 12th-placed finish in their first season back in the Premier League.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Rich99 on June 02, 2012, 12:28:08 PM
To be fair to them Lambert may prove to be a decent appointment for them, but he's not going to have much cash to work with by the looks of things.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on June 02, 2012, 12:33:36 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on June 02, 2012, 12:54:48 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on June 02, 2012, 01:03:45 PM
Fair play to Villa, think its a cracking appointment.

I think it works well for both parties, they are at rock bottom so whoever came in after McLeish is going to be treated like a god, the only way is up for them so Lamberts point of view its win win.

Expectation is lower at Villa now and i think for Lambert its a good chance for him to prove his worth at a bigger club. I imagine Villa to be like a Sunderland / Everton, nothing spectacular but a decent steady team again and if they get up to that level again Randy may splash out again.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: johnny Cash on June 02, 2012, 01:15:31 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Aixelsyd on June 02, 2012, 01:26:34 PM
I wish Lambert well but frankly can't see it happening....


Villa will be just above the relegation zone again next season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gilesea on June 02, 2012, 05:50:44 PM
looks like the vile have their man , going to cost a fortune again .
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBArgo on June 02, 2012, 08:03:20 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on June 02, 2012, 08:20:10 PM
Sadly I think Villa have just brought in the most talented young manager in the Premier League.
 
Lambert is going straight to the top so I have no doubt he'll be a huge success at Villa.
 
Good appointment for them.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on June 03, 2012, 04:19:23 PM
Am I the only one not that keen on Lambert? Don't get me wrong he's done a top job the last couple of years but he's yet to be tested with big names like he will have at Villa e.g Agbonlahor, Bent, Ireland, Dunne.

The only up side he has is the fans will let him do what he wants. After Mcleish I think they are just praying for a few shots on target and goals to celebrate next season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: weareblueweare white on June 03, 2012, 07:53:08 PM
Am I the only one not that keen on Lambert? Don't get me wrong he's done a top job the last couple of years but he's yet to be tested with big names like he will have at Villa e.g Agbonlahor, Bent, Ireland, Dunne.

The only up side he has is the fans will let him do what he wants. After Mcleish I think they are just praying for a few shots on target and goals to celebrate next season.
He`s worked wonders at Norwich, successive promotions and then keeping them up. They troubled big clubs away from home playing great counter attacking football. Shame he`s gone to Villa
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Mikkyk on June 07, 2012, 01:36:04 PM
He`s worked wonders at Norwich, successive promotions and then keeping them up. They troubled big clubs away from home playing great counter attacking football. Shame he`s gone to Villa

Wycombe fans don't have good things to say about him so i'm still clinging on to that but unfortunately, i think he'll do quite well, seems to have learned from his mistakes
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 13, 2012, 06:13:56 PM
The twonks think they could get Mulumbu
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on July 13, 2012, 06:41:42 PM
Paul Lambert is just a poor mans Martin O`Neil,
Just look at his durge signings so far MATTHEW LOWTON,KARIM EL AHMADI, and flaming BRETT HOLMAN.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on July 13, 2012, 08:36:11 PM
The twonks think they could get Mulumbu
They could, but jrp will want top dollar and mulumbu wants to go top 5 so can't see it....yet.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 16, 2012, 03:30:57 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 24, 2012, 05:37:44 PM
Last chance to embarrass this lot tonight in Portland. Philadelphia Union and Chicago Fire weren't up to the task.  :( And Portland Timbers aren't exactly in form, losing 5-0 Saturday to a weak FC Dallas side. Maybe if the Vile get 8 or 9 past them, Timber Joey will finally go berserk and come after them with his chain saw.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Webby on July 24, 2012, 05:45:43 PM
It's only pre-season dude don't worry, we are STILL top midlands club ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 24, 2012, 06:00:44 PM
Was just hoping for a little pre-season demoralisation is all.  ;)

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 25, 2012, 05:56:22 AM
Drew 2-2 with Portland. Organised, great work rate, nothing in the final third -- the exact opposite of how Chelsea looked against Seattle.

And they appear to have relearnt how to take corners.  :(


Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on July 25, 2012, 08:17:03 AM
Sadly I think we will struggle to finish above them next season. They'll have a good start as they are riding a wave at the minute with their new manager plus compared to us they have a relatively easy start.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on July 25, 2012, 08:49:30 AM
Sadly I think we will struggle to finish above them next season. They'll have a good start as they are riding a wave at the minute with their new manager plus compared to us they have a relatively easy start.
if you can see into the future can you give me the 6 numbers for the lottery for Saturday. They always ride a wave at the start of the season, but one wave to big comes along and off they fall,then blame whoever they can because it was not their fault. I dont make predictions, I just hope ( and pray ) that the vile have a really BAD season and if my prayers were answered they would go down. Oh by the way, there is no such thing as a relatively easy start in the prem. KTF
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on July 25, 2012, 10:16:18 AM
Just a vile club who live in the past
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on July 25, 2012, 12:27:54 PM
think we just have to face it. we had 2 chances last season to put them on the brink of going down, at home only drawing 0-0 and at bolton. we didnt take either, so we just have to live with it. its not nice, but i think they will strengthen and build for next season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on July 25, 2012, 06:07:35 PM
Missed this thread when it started  >:( oh the joys of the last two seasons.
They have by all accounts a decent manager but their squad is ageing and on a down ward spiral,they will perform better than
 last season but thats not hard to better.
I still wouldn't swap their squad for ours so come May we should still be midlands top dogs.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on July 26, 2012, 02:44:58 PM
better manager then they have had past few years, but he likes squad rotation of which he doesnt have much of a squad to do that with at seal park.

still think they will struggle
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on July 26, 2012, 04:32:29 PM
better manager then they have had past few years, but he likes squad rotation of which he doesnt have much of a squad to do that with at seal park.

still think they will struggle

I tend to agree Beechy. At Norwich he had a squad of hungry players who overachieved. At Villa he's got a squad of highly paid players with a penchant for underachieving.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on July 26, 2012, 04:51:46 PM
Paul Lambert signed Leon Barnett. Enough said.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on July 26, 2012, 04:52:53 PM
Paul Lambert signed Leon Barnett. Enough said.  ;D

Lets hope hes signs him at the Villa as well.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on July 28, 2012, 09:27:38 AM
The new signings look very good. The squad still needs additions with a new striker, wideman, central midfielder and left back, but the likes of Holman, Ahmedi, Bannan and Ireland are linking up very well. Actually playing football after tweleve months.

Vlaar looks a good signing. A beast of a man and a leader. He is on less than s**** like Collins, which is testament to the level of dross that is making an exit this summer.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 29, 2012, 11:28:56 AM
Multi Oscar-winning, filthy-rich Hollywood legend Tom Hanks declared this week that, despite his many achievements, his life would be incomplete without Aston Villa or, more specifically, a trip to Villa Park. [Huh? ???]

The Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 star took time out to watch Villa beat draw [sorry, "penalties for funsies" doesn't count] Portland Timbers during their pre-season tour of the USA and, after their 5-4 victory on penalties, declared his love the club he has supported for ten years.

"My life will not be complete until I'm at Villa Park," Hanks said. "I want to be rooting on the claret and blue to a magnificent win over those suckers [suckers?] like Stoke City or Wolverhampton Wanderers or Queens Park Rangers."

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/1127875/off-the-ball:-death-of-milan,-north-and-south


That's just sad in so many ways.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on July 29, 2012, 11:31:59 AM
Multi Oscar-winning, filthy-rich Hollywood legend Tom Hanks declared this week that, despite his many achievements, his life would be incomplete without Aston Villa or, more specifically, a trip to Villa Park. [Huh? ???]

The Forrest Gump and Apollo 13 star took time out to watch Villa beat draw [sorry, "penalties for funsies" doesn't count] Portland Timbers during their pre-season tour of the USA and, after their 5-4 victory on penalties, declared his love the club he has supported for ten years.

"My life will not be complete until I'm at Villa Park," Hanks said. "I want to be rooting on the claret and blue to a magnificent win over those suckers [suckers?] like Stoke City or Wolverhampton Wanderers or Queens Park Rangers."

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/columns/story/_/id/1127875/off-the-ball:-death-of-milan,-north-and-south


That's just sad in so many ways.


Totally lost all repspect for him now. ill advised or what ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 29, 2012, 11:36:11 AM

Totally lost all repspect for jhim noe. ill advised or what ;D

In addition to making him sound like a real-life Forrest Gump.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on July 29, 2012, 11:54:15 AM
Randy Lerner wants to sell his NFL club because the appeal of being a perennial loser has finally worn off.

Holmgren said Lerner's interests had changed during the years and the owner had told him a while back that while he loved the team, he would consider selling if a reliable buyer came along. "All the stars aligned in the last few months," Holmgren said.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/browns/story/2012-07-27/new-investor/56534942/1


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Post by: Moggas barmy army on July 29, 2012, 03:20:53 PM
Randy Lerner wants to sell his NFL club because the appeal of being a perennial loser has finally worn off.

Holmgren said Lerner's interests had changed during the years and the owner had told him a while back that while he loved the team, he would consider selling if a reliable buyer came along. "All the stars aligned in the last few months," Holmgren said.

http://www.usatoday.com/sports/football/nfl/browns/story/2012-07-27/new-investor/56534942/1




He still will be a perennial loser as he still owns those ****** down the road. Hopefully he turns the villa into the Browns as well the most boring unsuccessful franchise in sports history.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on July 29, 2012, 04:24:12 PM
The only thing I remember the Browns for is when one of my hero's John Elway took the Denver Broncos from their own goal line all the way down the field for a points equalising touchdown in the last 5 minutes of a playoff game against The Browns in the 80's. A game famous for what was known as "The Drive" ! Denver went on to win the game in overtime with a fieldgoal. I can remember watching it live on channel 5 back in the day.

Elway was fantastic that day......a legend.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on July 29, 2012, 09:36:15 PM
I bet if you can be human for a moment, you wish you'd had him in your team. A great many others do !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: costa blanca baggie on July 29, 2012, 10:07:25 PM
In addition to making him sound like a real-life Forrest Gump.
Sometimes life can be crock of sh*t.... :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 08, 2012, 08:46:31 AM
I think this says more than any words could....

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/562940_10151059924397088_1162554439_n.jpg)
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Post by: costa blanca baggie on August 08, 2012, 09:33:15 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on August 08, 2012, 09:35:59 AM
I think this says more than any words could....

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/562940_10151059924397088_1162554439_n.jpg)
Is that a puppy or bags of sweets in his bag! Definitely kiddy fiddler material that bloke, or a window licker!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on August 08, 2012, 09:49:33 AM
Is that a puppy or bags of sweets in his bag! Definitely kiddy fiddler material that bloke, or a window licker!
Typical Vile Fan.  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 08, 2012, 09:52:25 AM
He irons his shirt on a wok.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on August 08, 2012, 09:54:33 AM
He irons his shirt on a wok.
I reckon he shoplifted a wok!

Its even a kids strip isnt it without the gambling sponsor??  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 08, 2012, 02:09:25 PM
Just a homeless dude who found it in a rubbish bin last season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on August 08, 2012, 02:09:49 PM
Thats got to be Warren from Theres Something About Mary.
 
"Have you theen my Batheball".
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Tipton Baggie on August 08, 2012, 05:18:34 PM
I think this says more than any words could....

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/562940_10151059924397088_1162554439_n.jpg)
"IT IS SNOWIN, RING A FIREMON"

 :D :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 08, 2012, 08:35:16 PM
Looks like Gabby is a "bit behind the others" since coming back from his injury
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on August 09, 2012, 08:14:38 PM
I hate vile fans with a passion but this couple of bad years they have had as shut them up to a degree.
I now find them incredably boring but the season is very close and i should be  back to hating all things claret and blue and back to normal.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on August 09, 2012, 10:21:34 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 12, 2012, 05:39:55 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/When-Stiliyan-Petrov-rugby-tackled-Joey-Barton/100573783364229

I see they still think highly of us  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on August 12, 2012, 05:45:24 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/When-Stiliyan-Petrov-rugby-tackled-Joey-Barton/100573783364229

I see they still think highly of us  :D
they are just sore, why, because we are the top midland football club and the lowest form of scum cant take it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DutchBaggies on August 13, 2012, 12:00:02 PM
I see the Vile fans going on about Ron Vlaar being the Messiah.  As a Feyenoord fan, who has watched him for the last 5+ years, believe me, he's limited!  Turns like a Sherman tank out of diesel.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on August 15, 2012, 05:20:02 PM
Important News Update from Villa Park!

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2885660,00.html
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 15, 2012, 05:37:20 PM
Important News Update from Villa Park!

http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10265~2885660,00.html
An away kit specifically for women that glows in the dark? That's an idea so stupid Wolves should have thought of it first.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 15, 2012, 05:43:56 PM
John Greenfield said: "We like to listen to our fans intently and one of the main comments we've seen repeated is from ladies asking for an away shirt."


Now tell me that doesn't fill you with sympathy for Mr. Greenfield -- either that or disbelief; their fans weren't exactly whispering their disapproval of Alex McLeish before last season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 15, 2012, 08:22:32 PM
An away kit specifically for women that glows in the dark? That's an idea so stupid Wolves should have thought of it first.

Villa Parks full of tarts anyhow so how will anyone know the difference  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: gerry m on August 15, 2012, 09:05:24 PM
'ladies to glow in the dark on the road'
is that so the punters can see them better :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 15, 2012, 10:06:21 PM
'ladies to glow in the dark on the road'
is that so the punters can see them better :D
I wouldn't like to be a lady glowing in the dark walking home after a match through Aston in the evening :-X.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on August 16, 2012, 09:40:48 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: weareblueweare white on August 18, 2012, 11:39:15 PM
They were s**** today :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBASPE77 on August 19, 2012, 09:43:59 AM
Where will the goals come from without Bent, WHU werent great either Yesterday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 19, 2012, 11:22:07 AM
Where will the goals come from without Bent, WHU werent great either Yesterday.


They could seriously go down
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hunnington Baggie on August 20, 2012, 08:11:09 PM
Oh Villa, only they could lose due to a technicallity  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 20, 2012, 08:48:10 PM

They could seriously go down

No, don't! I can't handle the disappointment of them scraping relegation for another season.

I got too excited last year.

 :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 21, 2012, 03:29:48 PM
Their squad looks s**** on paper if they dont invest anymore in the window I could see them struggling big time this season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: PsalmXXIII on August 21, 2012, 03:38:20 PM
Robbie Savage has tipped them to go down. Always liked him...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 21, 2012, 04:05:30 PM
Player for player we now have more potential as long as Randy keeps his cash in the bank

Nice one Robbie, the only BBC bloke who gives us the recognition we deserve
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 21, 2012, 04:14:53 PM
Player for player we now have more potential as long as Randy keeps his cash in the bank

Nice one Robbie, the only BBC bloke who gives us the recognition we deserve

I agree, we have a much better squad than Vile this season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Bilston Dan on August 22, 2012, 11:41:46 AM
How sweet would it be if the Vile got sent down. I'd laugh my arse off! After all the years of us being little Albion and they being such a "big club" with their 40,000 seater staidum (?) and there European Cup Winning team of 1982, did you know that? Oh I'd absolutely love it! ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on August 22, 2012, 11:53:14 AM
 Having to play players like Fabian Delph means they are in trouble big time .
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: westbrom87 on August 22, 2012, 11:59:43 AM
Next season, they'll have a great time having a European Cup love in with Nottingham Forest.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 22, 2012, 12:33:42 PM
How does their theme tune go again. the bells are ringing for the claret & blue.numpties
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 22, 2012, 01:17:22 PM
How does their theme tune go again. the bells are ringing for the claret & blue.numpties

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ)

All together now... ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on August 22, 2012, 04:03:08 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ)

All together now... ;D
What the f*** is this, I know they are simple but this is a joke it as got to be not even those subhuman t**** would sing something like that :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 22, 2012, 06:26:58 PM
What the f*** is this, I know they are simple but this is a joke it as got to be not even those subhuman t**** would sing something like that :o

Put me off my breakfast, it did.  ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 22, 2012, 06:35:04 PM
What the f*** is this, I know they are simple but this is a joke it as got to be not even those subhuman t**** would sing something like that :o
To their credit a lot of Villa fans do seem to be very embarrassed by it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 22, 2012, 07:37:27 PM
If Villa dont bring some new players in in all areas of the pitch IMO they will struggle again this season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on August 23, 2012, 12:25:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO1Lm8EcODQ)

All together now... ;D

that actually made me laugh, wallys  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 23, 2012, 08:11:33 AM
Its the next best thing to louis spence at the mcleish protest!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on August 25, 2012, 08:08:44 PM
Rolled over by Everton playing well within themselves 3-1.
6days to go to sign some decent players or its last season all over again,can't wait ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 25, 2012, 08:17:55 PM
If Villa dont bring some new players in in all areas of the pitch IMO they will struggle again this season

This was my view then................nothing has changed. If they do not bring in some quality this week they could be in real trouble come christmas
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on August 25, 2012, 08:20:23 PM
The bells certainly are ringing at Villa Park... Alarm bells
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 25, 2012, 10:57:38 PM
Went to watch everton vs villa today.

Everton were good but villa made them look very good. Villas defence is non existant.

Boo'd off at half time.

Given looks shakey in goal.

All is not well at villa park I can assure you.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on August 25, 2012, 11:00:18 PM
Watching MOTD and their lineup just smacks of a Championship club.
 
If Randy doesnt splash the cash this week I think Villa will be in trouble.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 25, 2012, 11:01:47 PM
Watching MOTD and their lineup just smacks of a Championship club.
 
If Randy doesnt splash the cash this week I think Villa will be in trouble.

I think he'll wait until January.

If they're in trouble (which I think they will be) they'll buy themselves out of trouble like they did with bent a few years ago.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on August 25, 2012, 11:06:59 PM
I think he'll wait until January.

If they're in trouble (which I think they will be) they'll buy themselves out of trouble like they did with bent a few years ago.

January is a bad month to HAVE to do business. And Villa's problems look deep enough two or three signings won't turn things around, unless they are of core quality.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 25, 2012, 11:11:46 PM
January is a bad month to HAVE to do business. And Villa's problems look deep enough two or three signings won't turn things around, unless they are of core quality.

Don't get me wrong I want villa to fail so much and I really hope you're right, but villa are the kings when it comes to jamming out of situations.

We've been here before and they always seem to escape.

I think there fans could do with a couple of years in the championship but I still think theyll jam it. :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: TheJacko2000 on August 25, 2012, 11:42:00 PM
Collymore is finally starting to sound a bit worried on talkShite  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: The Black Pearl on August 26, 2012, 07:41:56 PM
Villa go bottom of the league. ;D

Lets hope they stay there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on August 27, 2012, 11:41:33 AM
Don't get me wrong I want villa to fail so much and I really hope you're right, but villa are the kings when it comes to jamming out of situations.

We've been here before and they always seem to escape.

I think there fans could do with a couple of years in the championship but I still think theyll jam it. :(
One day the Vile and their sub human scum bag fans will be in the championship, mind you I have been wishing that for many a year, but we can hope that this will be the season that they do it.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on August 27, 2012, 12:02:09 PM
One day the Vile and their sub human scum bag fans will be in the championship, mind you I have been wishing that for many a year, but we can hope that this will be the season that they do it.


I wouldnt call Villa fans scum bags lol although I would say they are aload of arrogant *****!!!
When going into a new season with young players like Bannan,Delph,Ireland,Clarke etc then I`d
be bricking it if I was them. I really hope they go down just to wipe the smug grins off thier faces.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on August 27, 2012, 01:28:36 PM
A lot depends on what they can do this week unless they get three or four really solid signings in then it will be a long hard season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on August 27, 2012, 02:46:02 PM
One day the Vile and their sub human scum bag fans will be in the championship, mind you I have been wishing that for many a year, but we can hope that this will be the season that they do it.
meh, i must be a young baggie cause i dont really care about the villa. they leave us alone, so ill leave them alone! wolves on the other hand  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on August 27, 2012, 06:49:54 PM
They are absolute garbage. Would do very well to finish outside the bottom 3 this season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Kicking Pigeons on August 27, 2012, 07:16:29 PM
meh, i must be a young baggie cause i dont really care about the villa. they leave us alone, so ill leave them alone! wolves on the other hand  ;)
If you went to school or work with any Villa fans then you're likely to hate the Villa. At school I only talked to a couple of Wolves fans, but they were all right, you could have a decent conversation about football and each club. The Villa fans on the other hand (there were quite a few, a good percentage of them suddenly declaring their love for the 'claret and blue' when they started doing well under O'Neill) were nothing but "Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the world, we should be in the top 4 and winning trophies, Albion are a crap little club, we don't care about them".
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on August 27, 2012, 08:11:18 PM
If you went to school or work with any Villa fans then you're likely to hate the Villa. At school I only talked to a couple of Wolves fans, but they were all right, you could have a decent conversation about football and each club. The Villa fans on the other hand (there were quite a few, a good percentage of them suddenly declaring their love for the 'claret and blue' when they started doing well under O'Neill) were nothing but "Villa are one of the biggest clubs in the world, we should be in the top 4 and winning trophies, Albion are a poo little club, we don't care about them".
i went to school in worcester, so a mixed bag. i completely understand why so many of our fans hate them. they have always had a big club mentality and belittled us, so its understandable. for me though its always been wolves getting my goat, really loathe them. this huge competitive rivalry and the fact we beat them 5-1 in their own back yard was sweet.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 27, 2012, 09:08:16 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on August 27, 2012, 09:37:14 PM
A lot of the money of these 'billionaries' is non-existent, they take out cheap loans and use new cheap loans to pay off the old loans, ie they are playing shell games. In these times of deflation in asset values I am sceptical of a lot of wealth behind these 'financiers'. I wonder if Lerner belongs in this category.

The commodity barons (Abramovich, Arab sheiks) are different as their wealth is cash based.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 27, 2012, 09:42:35 PM
I doubt it, but we can hope. He inherited his wealth from his father.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on August 27, 2012, 10:51:26 PM
I doubt it, but we can hope. He inherited his wealth from his father.

Isn't he going through a messy divorce at the minute?

Could lose a fair few bob hence the sale of the cleveland browns?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 27, 2012, 11:36:01 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on August 28, 2012, 12:55:43 AM
When I read the article from the Express I thought it was a rant by an enraged fan :)

Lerner has pumped Millions into Villa the only trouble was that there were some serious errors of judgement by Martin O'Neil and not only has a lot of transfers bad business but the wage bill spiralled to 90% of turnover.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1301712/Buy-buy-Martin-How-ONeill-spent-120million-years-Aston-Villa.html

Every manager since O'Neill has struggled with a legacy of a declining squad and the necesity to try to balance the books.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 28, 2012, 01:46:52 AM
When I read the article from the Express I thought it was a rant by an enraged fan :)

Lacks a certain literary detachment, doesn't it?


Lerner has pumped Millions into Villa the only trouble was that there were some serious errors of judgement by Martin O'Neil and not only has a lot of transfers bad business but the wage bill spiralled to 90% of turnover.

 http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1301712/Buy-buy-Martin-How-ONeill-spent-120million-years-Aston-Villa.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1301712/Buy-buy-Martin-How-ONeill-spent-120million-years-Aston-Villa.html)

Every manager since O'Neill has struggled with a legacy of a declining squad and the necesity to try to balance the books.

Randy keeps hiring the wrong people, both in Brum and Cleveland -- long may it continue.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 28, 2012, 05:22:34 AM
Look at villas buys in 2008-09 season 51.3 million on absolute tripe. 4 million for nicky shorey 10 million for curtis davis 5 million for Luke Young . Only one player Friedal was any good out of that pile no wonder Randy stopped giving O Neil money.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on August 28, 2012, 10:30:24 AM
Some of O'Neill's sales were equally misjudged Cahill,Ridgewell, Gardner and Moore would all be an improvement on the current squad.  :D Okay maybe not Moore he got lucky with that one.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 28, 2012, 03:51:18 PM
Look at villas buys in 2008-09 season 51.3 million on absolute tripe. 4 million for nicky shorey 10 million for curtis davis 5 million for Luke Young . Only one player Friedal was any good out of that pile no wonder Randy stopped giving O Neil money.

And the really funny thing is he has started doing it all over again at SFC................. :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on August 29, 2012, 07:11:40 PM
Signed Middlesbrough's second choice left-back Joe Bennett today.

In fairness I think he is highly rated. They still they need experience and quality desperately.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: socalbaggie on August 29, 2012, 09:45:24 PM
Lerner splashed the money for O'Neill and sure they had success but it's safe to say he did not get any real rewards for the 100+ million he spent. Gave up all that money to just be a real good team but not good enough for Champions League where he expected O'Neill to take them. So I assume he was looking at the books after four years and figured if I spent all this money and could not get into any Champions League spots then unless Lerner wanted to end up like Portsmouth he had to start reining in the spending, cut payroll and hope to become a average mid-table team but at the same time not being tens of millions in debt every year with 6th place finishes which are respectful but your not going to benefit from extra European money. He splashed the cash and after four years had enough and figured he would be better off financially by being a more average side than spending millions to be a really good side but not great. Look at what Moyes has done in 08/09 finished 1 point above Villa in 5th and the next season three points behind Villa in 8th. Everton recently finish 5-8 and with less money splashed about so I can see Lerner throwing his hands up and closing the pocketbook. Not that Moyes has not spent but spent more wisely. I believe Fellaini cost them 15M club transfer record Yakubu for 11M but really most of his signings are not that flashy or expensive. Anyway back to Villa long may they struggle and I guess who cares why as long as they continue to be poor. :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 30, 2012, 01:05:03 PM
Linked with players from Charlton and Chesterfield.

Asset stripping.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Dudleylad on August 30, 2012, 01:08:41 PM
They are doing just what we did in the 80's.

Alot of Villa fans are seriously worried now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on August 30, 2012, 01:29:29 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on August 30, 2012, 01:30:04 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389 (http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389)

First post is so deluded it's almost not even funny. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 30, 2012, 01:39:29 PM
my sides hurt  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on August 30, 2012, 01:48:42 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389 (http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389)

First post is so deluded it's almost not even funny.
Another yampy muppet from Vile Park.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on August 30, 2012, 01:51:07 PM
Lambo No.5? speed and prowess of the Gabster? Champions League qualification hahahahahaha, comedy gold!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 30, 2012, 02:05:12 PM
They all all upset and outradged because Robbie Savage predicted them to go down, so what we got Le tissi and the rest of them on the panel against us.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 30, 2012, 03:25:59 PM
http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389 (http://www.villatalk.com/index.php?name=PNphpBB2&file=viewtopic&t=73389)

First post is so deluded it's almost not even funny. 

And that is why everyone hates the deluded prats. I was comparing the teams we both put out on Saturday and honestly I would only have Bent in our lineup I think it's clear we are a much stronger team than they are long may it continue.

Villa Team - Given, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Lowton, El Amhadi, N Zogbia, Bannan, Herd, Bent, Delfonso
Subs - Guzman, Lichaj, Ireland, Delph, Holman, Weimann, Burke

Albion Team - Foster, Reid, McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell, Mulumbu, Yacob, Morrison, Fortune, Long, Dorrans
Subs- Myhill, Dawson, Jones, Brunt, Rosenberg, Lukaku, Gera
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on August 30, 2012, 03:32:55 PM
Villa Team - Given, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Lowton, El Amhadi, N Zogbia, Bannan, Herd, Bent, Delfonso
Subs - Guzman, Lichaj, Ireland, Delph, Holman, Weimann, Burke
Champions league you're having a laugh, think he's got mixed up with Championship!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Smooth Lad on August 30, 2012, 04:16:36 PM
I asked the most stubborn of villa fans i know today, an oldish fella at work if he genuinely saw any chance of them stopping up and he looked me straight in the eye and swiftly replied with 'no'.

Maybe they are starting to realise?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 30, 2012, 04:24:41 PM
Their transfer policy is ridiculous this summer. They are crying out for some players with a little quality and possibly more importantly some decent Premier League experience. Their youngsters may be highly rated but they aren't ready for what lies ahead, they got lucky last season an if they carry on as they are they may not get that luck this time.

I for one hope they go down and I don't think its that unrealistic a proposition with the squad they have.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Standaman on August 31, 2012, 10:39:30 AM
Agreed a fee with Fulham for Dempsey this morning and the player turned them down flat. Will be interesting to see what develops today obviously trying to do something to lift the gloom although they have left it a little bit late in the day.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on August 31, 2012, 10:51:21 AM
You have just got to laugh.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on August 31, 2012, 10:55:18 AM
Villa have bought another physical specimen from the lower leagues, to go with that Bennett lad from Boro. Looks like Lambert wants a Big, Fast team with athletic players.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 31, 2012, 10:57:19 AM
?"Dempsey was on strike at FFC, his agent said what will it be, will it be Villa, they've offered a fee, here's what he said to me.......WASH YOUR MOUTH OUT SON, AND GO GET YOUR FATHERS GUN, AND SHOOT THE VILLA SCUM, SHOOT THE VILLA SCUM"
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 31, 2012, 01:15:54 PM
They've brought me great delight this morning. My initial reaction to hearing they had a bid accepted for Dempsey was "you lucky swinebags, they've done it again", but to hear that Dempsey doesn't want to go to them was priceless. Instead, they've managed to sign Jordan Bowery!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 31, 2012, 01:16:40 PM
Who? That sounds like a river.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: socalbaggie on August 31, 2012, 07:30:50 PM
They've brought me great delight this morning. My initial reaction to hearing they had a bid accepted for Dempsey was "you lucky swinebags, they've done it again", but to hear that Dempsey doesn't want to go to them was priceless. Instead, they've managed to sign Jordan Bowery!
Yeah I was thinking same thing! Personally I really rate Dempsey and I thought those damn Vile scum pulled a goal scorer out of the hat last minute! But to hear he does not want to go to Villa just gave me a nice little laugh! Ohh how the "mighty" have fallen! I thought they were such a great, big club any player would feel privileged for the oppirtunity to play for them, NOT!!! Got to admit I'm quite enjoying this!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on August 31, 2012, 08:16:51 PM
What would make the day even more sweet is if they have left it too late to sign this guy from Belgium.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on August 31, 2012, 08:53:23 PM
What would make the day even more sweet is if they have left it too late to sign this guy from Belgium.

I would also love them to miss out but it seems unlikely.

Looks a fair player doe's he know vile are shi#e  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 31, 2012, 09:30:39 PM
Villa not done enough this window. Would be worried me. Needed some experience to blend with their youth and should offloaded some expensive rubbish Ireland and Nzogbia
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 31, 2012, 09:34:00 PM
I pray...pray...that Dempsey doesn't resort to them now that his Liverpool move is kaput.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 31, 2012, 09:34:30 PM
Just announced the signing of Ashley Westwood from Crewe on a 4 year deal. Down by Christmas ?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on August 31, 2012, 09:34:51 PM
I pray...pray...that Dempsey doesn't resort to them now that his Liverpool move is kaput.

Just arrived at Spurs training ground
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on August 31, 2012, 09:35:51 PM
Just announced the signing of Ashley Westwood from Crewe on a 4 year deal. Down by Christmas ?

Cant see anything other than struggle. The fans will turn and should they get a rash of injuries????
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionmybabys on August 31, 2012, 09:37:04 PM
Cant see anything other than struggle. The fans will turn and should they get a rash of injuries????

Villa and qpr and saints to go down will be a good bet..... Hmmm
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on August 31, 2012, 09:38:03 PM
Lambert trying to do what he did at Norwich by signing league 1 players, might work or it could badly wrong.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: GrGr on August 31, 2012, 09:41:38 PM
Lambert trying to do what he did at Norwich by signing league 1 players, might work or it could badly wrong.

Yeah, looks like Lambert is setting up a variation of the Tony Pulis and Sam Allardyce school of football. Lots of running and hustling and then lump it up to the big guy up top. Wonder what the fans will say about that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionmybabys on August 31, 2012, 09:43:37 PM
Lambert trying to do what he did at Norwich by signing league 1 players, might work or it could badly wrong.

Can't see them picking up many points... Villa too I genuinely think they are almost certain to go down... Fingers crossed...
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 31, 2012, 10:18:04 PM
They are a bit bitey, keepnet is full.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on August 31, 2012, 10:32:57 PM
theyve signed benteke, good catch for them imo
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on August 31, 2012, 10:43:23 PM
theyve signed benteke, good catch for them imo

Nowhere near enough for them. If I was a Villa fan I would be furious at how this transfer window has gone, they were crying out for more quality and experience and instead they sign mostly inexperienced lower league players. God bless Randy Lerner and his transfer policy.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: addy on August 31, 2012, 10:44:30 PM
theyve signed benteke, good catch for them imo

I swear I just heard him on Sky Sports said he was glad to be playing in the Champions League? Villa been telling porkies?  :-X  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 31, 2012, 10:49:45 PM
One player in with any ounce of quality to aid a load of youngsters who are in a relegation battle. Seriously not the way to go, personally, I'm loving it, but if you were a seal, you should be crying your eyes out. Fantastic.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on August 31, 2012, 10:52:56 PM
I swear I just heard him on Sky Sports said he was glad to be playing in the Champions League? Villa been telling porkies?  :-X :P

Nah, they were telling him all about winning the European Cup, and Benteke naturally assumed they must be talking about something relevant to him.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on August 31, 2012, 10:57:48 PM
i really hope hes a flop, but maan they have their hopes up, which is irritating me.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 31, 2012, 10:59:19 PM
Delfoenso gone on loan to Blackpool.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on August 31, 2012, 11:07:31 PM
Delfoenso gone on loan to Blackpool.



Adjusting to life early; for Villa's next season in the championship   ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on August 31, 2012, 11:09:39 PM
Adjusting to life early; for Villa's next season in the championship   ;D

Looks like Villa are starting to adjust too when you look at their signings!  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: b65baggie on August 31, 2012, 11:25:15 PM
Benteke signed & apparently compared to a young Drogba . Sounds like a poor man's Lukaku to me !
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on August 31, 2012, 11:28:10 PM
They call it asset stripping.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on September 02, 2012, 06:02:56 PM

 Good point for Villa, drawed 1-1 with Newcastle
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 02, 2012, 06:06:42 PM
so villa finally get their first point of the season, only 6 points behind a Albion team that have already played Liverpool, Spurs and Everton  ;)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on September 02, 2012, 06:10:14 PM
Hatem Ben Arfas equaliser. That was the laziest piece of defending I have seen this season. Absolutely shocking from Brett Holman. If I had been in Lamberts shoes I would have subbed him immediately. Watch it on MOTD2 if you don't believe me!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 02, 2012, 06:15:24 PM
Hatem Ben Arfas equaliser. That was the laziest piece of defending I have seen this season. Absolutely shocking from Brett Holman. If I had been in Lamberts shoes I would have subbed him immediately. Watch it on MOTD2 if you don't believe me!

I was told it was a cracking goal?

I really can see Villa having a poor season this season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on September 02, 2012, 06:19:17 PM
I was told it was a cracking goal?

I really can see Villa having a poor season this season

Oh it was a cracking strike alright but all Holman had to do position himself correctly and he wouldnt have got a shot away at all. His body said go on son have a pop I cant be bothered to close you down.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on September 02, 2012, 06:37:56 PM
Villa will be in the mix but I think half the league will be. I think they will be okay though once he gets things together. People forget they have a lot of talent in the side who, if Lambert can find a way to manage, should have enough to stay up.

Players like Ireland, N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor and Bent all had poor seasons last year and in some cases have had a couple of poor seasons and yet at one time or another, all 4 have shown they can mix it with the best in the league. Add to that a number of young players slowly developing like Clarke, Herd, Baker, Lichaj, Delph, Stephens and the back up youth players and then their summer signings who might yet be okay. Vlaar isnt a bad centre half, El Ahmadi looks very good and Holman has shown positive signs. As for the rest of their summer signings, I think they should be applauded for looking at young English players like Bennett and Lowton while Westwood is supposed to be very good according to Crewe fans. Thats 3 highly rated lower league players and the last few years have shown lower league players can adapt to this level.

They arent what they used to be and a few of the players who get games for them like Albrighton, Bannan and Weiman probably would not yet get in many other teams in this league from what I have seen of them and paying 7 million for Benetke and bringing in Bowry at all are gambles but I expect they will be okay this year and Lambert does seem to be prepared to try to build a side at Villa for the future rather than throwing money at it like O'Neill did. hey are also now playing more football than they did under McLeish.

It would be good to see them go down, but I wouldnt get your hopes up, I think he might be building something there which could end up working., and crucially, they are doing it i something that resembles the right way.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 02, 2012, 07:14:31 PM
Dear o dear the Toon couldn't beat a shocking Vile team
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 09, 2012, 02:30:37 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Webby on September 10, 2012, 03:01:49 PM
Please be found guilty and extradited back to Belgium :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 11, 2012, 01:45:08 PM
any idea how many tickets we've sold for VP? might buy tomorrow
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on September 11, 2012, 07:18:25 PM
any idea how many tickets we've sold for VP? might buy tomorrow

i got mine yesterday, and i think there is quite a few left
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 11, 2012, 07:23:17 PM
students now 15 quid per ticket. how have we got so many left? im deffo buying tomorrow
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on September 11, 2012, 07:55:08 PM
students now 15 quid per ticket. how have we got so many left? im deffo buying tomorrow

Looked on the site and it says it's an 'NUS' ticket offer. However doesn't mention the need to have an NUS card to show at the ticket office or the game. What do people reckon to this?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on September 11, 2012, 08:39:27 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BaggieBoyPagey on September 11, 2012, 10:02:55 PM
Id just take proof your a student the stewards wont mind as long as you prove your a student im sure
Good offer tbf, half price !  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on September 11, 2012, 10:27:34 PM
Said about the NUS last few years and everytime we have played the Wolves Ive not got one and never had a problem.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on September 12, 2012, 12:20:47 AM
My NUS ran out July this year, you think it would be worth taking the risk? do they check these things?.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 12, 2012, 12:51:18 AM
hopefully they dont check, i always buy student tickets where possible. ive got a former NUS card which is still valid for 2 years  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WSBaggie on September 12, 2012, 01:00:17 AM
I'm a student but don't have NUS yet this year. I'm not rating my chances highly of getting 15 quid back out of the ticket office without showing them a card to be honest.

Maybe if I was buying them now they wouldn't ask but I think they are likely to if I go in after a refund.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 12, 2012, 01:06:55 AM
i know i shouldnt really complain but im just wondering why they are doing this offer? its a derby day and surely itll sell out. 15 quid for a derby game is superb but i find it odd at the same time!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on September 12, 2012, 02:40:01 AM
i know i shouldnt really complain but im just wondering why they are doing this offer? its a derby day and surely itll sell out. 15 quid for a derby game is superb but i find it odd at the same time!

We will sell out but Villa certainly won't. There were swathes of empty seats last season.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: BrummieBaggie68 on September 12, 2012, 06:42:28 AM
We will sell out but Villa certainly won't. There were swathes of empty seats last season.

For a day like that was, it was hard to know whether to just bask in the joy of their empty (every week) stadium, or to want more of them there to feel the pain.

(Ans: nothing beats the joy of a half empty Holte End).
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 12, 2012, 09:06:46 AM
We will sell out but Villa certainly won't. There were swathes of empty seats last season.
ah yes fair point! i forgot they only go when they are in the top 6 haha  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggie_1 on September 12, 2012, 09:35:30 AM
Ttrying to get myself a villa ticket online and as i thought online is playing up and it saying try again later. argh!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 12, 2012, 10:15:34 AM
Ttrying to get myself a villa ticket online and as i thought online is playing up and it saying try again later. argh!
ive tried calling but the system is full atm, plus my mate doesnt have a membership number which i feel could be problematic :(
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: boing_boing68 on September 12, 2012, 10:16:30 AM
Is it on tv? Just noticed it was 4oclock kick off
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 12, 2012, 10:33:39 AM
Is it on tv? Just noticed it was 4oclock kick off
yeah it is, only game on sunday. got my tickets sorted! was lucky to get 2 together by the sounds
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Eddddd on September 14, 2012, 09:32:13 PM
https://www.facebook.com/AstonVillaRelegationParty

Me and my friend just created it! Get joining and sharing to wind them up!! BOING BOING
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: reiss on September 15, 2012, 05:12:43 PM

 Good win for the seals
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on September 15, 2012, 05:16:28 PM
It is a good in for them. I think the talk of impending doom for Villa is over blow. They have a good young manager in Lambert who seems to have bought some good young players. They will be okay this year.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on September 15, 2012, 05:23:55 PM
Europe here they come with "Vlaar the now McGrath" and "Better than Papiss Cisse Benteke"
.

Feast or famine with that fickle lot  ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: wba1993dave on September 15, 2012, 06:17:57 PM
A good win for the Villa,  but some of the stuff on twitter is cringe worthy. I suppose they haven't had much to cheer about in the last year so a win is like winning the league for them.

Looking forward to Olsson v Vlaar  ;D should be tasty
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on September 16, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
Have you all seen the villa ultras?
http://astonvilla-views.com/2010/11/02/a-new-fans-group-brigada-1874-avfc/

Pink and blue shell suit army :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 17, 2012, 02:37:07 AM
Have you all seen the villa ultras?
http://astonvilla-views.com/2010/11/02/a-new-fans-group-brigada-1874-avfc/ (http://astonvilla-views.com/2010/11/02/a-new-fans-group-brigada-1874-avfc/)

Pink and blue shell suit army :D

http://brigada1874ultras.proboards.com/
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 17, 2012, 10:09:27 AM
A massive game coming up for these a week on Sunday :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on September 18, 2012, 09:20:48 PM
Listened to Radio WM yesterday on Franksy phone in.
He asked a few questions including who will be top dogs in the Midlands this season.
This vile prat come's on the radio and says they will finish 15pts ahead of the baggies EASY  :-[.
So this person after one win this season is confident the vile will finish in the top six,deluded arrogant , deranged and clueless about the game of football.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on September 18, 2012, 10:22:48 PM
Listened to Radio WM yesterday on Franksy phone in.
He asked a few questions including who will be top dogs in the Midlands this season.
This vile prat come's on the radio and says they will finish 15pts ahead of the baggies EASY  :-[.
So this person after one win this season is confident the vile will finish in the top six,deluded arrogant , deranged and clueless about the game of football.

Probably a dingle in disguise................. ::)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on September 18, 2012, 10:27:59 PM
Probably a dingle in disguise................. ::)
No mate before that he had talked in depth about vile and how good they are.
Just another deluded viler.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DevonBaggie on September 22, 2012, 06:04:50 PM
4-1 loss to southampton


Let the wrist slashing begin.....  ;D ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 22, 2012, 06:10:51 PM
They seem fairly calm on Villa Talk. "Only one game" and all.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 22, 2012, 06:12:00 PM
They seem fairly calm on Villa Talk. "Only one game" and all.
yeah, hopefully we make that only two games next week  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: B_H_Baggie on September 22, 2012, 06:15:38 PM
Viva la revolution!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on September 22, 2012, 06:52:11 PM
Not a claret & blue shirt to be seen in Erdington hehehehe

Bring on Sunday  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: smosher34 on September 22, 2012, 07:01:18 PM
cant wait now to get there we need another 5 - 1 the vile crush  :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on September 22, 2012, 07:41:51 PM
cant wait now to get there we need another 5 - 1 the vile crush  :P

Expect a tough game, very tight. Lambert will want a response after todays drubbing!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 22, 2012, 07:49:18 PM
Fox Soccer Channel is replaying their game right now. Damn that away strip is hideous.  ???
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: albionproud70 on September 22, 2012, 10:40:02 PM
Expect a tough game, very tight. Lambert will want a response after todays drubbing!
Id think Lambert is more worried about us..
The Seal Fans will be Happy Clapping expecting us to roll over as the European Champions come to town..
Arrogant deluded,flap happy one song wonders ..
Cant ******* stand em..
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tgd26 on September 23, 2012, 01:42:20 AM
flap happy one song wonders

That is the funniest arrangement of words I have heard in a long time! Genius.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tommcneill on September 23, 2012, 03:21:38 AM
hahahahahaahahahahahahaahahha

thats all i have too say about that  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on September 23, 2012, 02:44:03 PM
I don't really like the fact they got spanked in the second half yesterday you know there going to come out all guns blazing next week still think we'l win though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on September 23, 2012, 02:45:46 PM
I don't really like the fact they got spanked in the second half yesterday you know there going to come out all guns blazing next week still think we'l win though.

They have a League cup game before us though.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: j2burnz on September 23, 2012, 03:21:38 PM
id take a draw, only as its away. Despite yesterday, they have shown signs of improvement of late.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 23, 2012, 03:47:51 PM
I don't really like the fact they got spanked in the second half yesterday you know there going to come out all guns blazing next week still think we'l win though.
couldve said the same for reading last week, but that didnt change things hugely yesterday. if we are up to our game we can give them a hard time. ireland will be out which will be a blow for them
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 23, 2012, 06:15:14 PM
a point here will do for me
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: up_the_baggies on September 23, 2012, 07:21:33 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDHK4unfxng

Robbie Savage talking to a Veela fan on 606, very funny. Savage is a good bloke ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 23, 2012, 07:28:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDHK4unfxng

Robbie Savage talking to a Veela fan on 606, very funny. Savage is a good bloke ;D


He likes us for some reason, one of few pundits to give us some credit
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DownInAlbion on September 23, 2012, 07:45:43 PM
that has made my night haha absolutely classic!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on September 23, 2012, 10:00:04 PM
I hated Savage as a player, but I'm really growing to like him as a pundit. That was brilliant.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 23, 2012, 10:19:39 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDHK4unfxng (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDHK4unfxng)

Robbie Savage talking to a Veela fan on 606, very funny. Savage is a good bloke ;D

lol quite amusing.  :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 23, 2012, 10:29:25 PM
lmao quality!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tommcneill on September 23, 2012, 10:39:57 PM
Love Robbie Savage ... as a player he was such a git but i tell you what he was very underrated as a player and was a great team player with a good engine..

As a pundit, what can I say personally I think he is the best, he talks sense, and knows his football...

The only thing I didnt like him for was the story he made up to leave Blues for Blackburn stating it was closer to his Wrexham home....the guy lived in a Country Village behind Coughton Court near Alcester...maybe thats why he likes us, were a bit closer to Wrexham than Birmingham City  :P ;D

That radio clip though was classic
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on September 23, 2012, 10:43:52 PM

The only thing I didnt like him for was the story he made up to leave Blues for Blackburn stating it was closer to his Wrexham home....the guy lived in a Country Village behind Coughton Court near Alcester...maybe thats why he likes us, were a bit closer to Wrexham than Birmingham City  :P ;D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/19378900

I heard him talk about this recently and he did move nearer his home, although he did admit forcing the move.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on September 24, 2012, 12:51:24 AM
That guy remakly repped villa there! NOT. that's hilarious Savage owned him!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: DownInAlbion on September 24, 2012, 01:53:57 AM
I hated Savage as a player, but I'm really growing to like him as a pundit. That was brilliant.

you have read my mind. horrible player always hated him but ever since he started as a pundit ive really grown fond of him, seems like one of the few honest pundits around
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Handsworth Wood Villa on September 25, 2012, 10:54:45 AM
We will sell out but Villa certainly won't. There were swathes of empty seats last season.

You are not a big pull like Blues are.

Villa-Albion cannot compare to the Second City derby.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on September 25, 2012, 10:55:51 AM
You are not a big pull like Blues are.

Villa-Albion cannot compare to the Second City derby.
Very funny  :o
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on September 25, 2012, 11:14:23 AM
                                GIVEN

HUTTON           CLARK           VIAAR              LICHAJ
                       
                       HERD          HOLMANN                                           

BANNAN                                                 N`ZOGBIA         

                   BENTEKE      AGBONALHOR


Just been going through the Villa squad and this is the best I can come up with .
VERY WORRYING
                                                                :)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on September 25, 2012, 11:15:57 AM
You are not a big pull like Blues are.

Villa-Albion cannot compare to the Second City derby.
Carry on as you are pal and you will have your second city derby next season in the second tier of English football.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on September 25, 2012, 11:21:54 AM
                                GIVEN

HUTTON           CLARK           VIAAR              LICHAJ
                       
                       HERD          HOLMANN                                           

BANNAN                                                 N`ZOGBIA         

                   BENTEKE      AGBONALHOR


Just been going through the Villa squad and this is the best I can come up with .
VERY WORRYING
                                                                :)
In what aspect is it worrying
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on September 25, 2012, 11:26:16 AM
In what aspect is it worrying

Its not worrying lol I was been sarcastic!!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kc56wba on September 25, 2012, 11:31:02 AM
Its not worrying lol I was been sarcastic!!!!
ok then I will let you off ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: NethertonBaggie on September 25, 2012, 11:35:18 AM
You are not a big pull like Blues are.

Villa-Albion cannot compare to the Second City derby.

You need to pop back to your doctors and get that repeat prescription on your meds mate!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on September 25, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
                                GIVEN

HUTTON           CLARK           VIAAR              LICHAJ
                       
                       HERD          HOLMANN                                           

BANNAN                                                 N`ZOGBIA         

                   BENTEKE      AGBONALHOR


Just been going through the Villa squad and this is the best I can come up with .
VERY WORRYING
                                                                :)

Am trembling in my shoes hehe
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on September 25, 2012, 11:43:59 AM
I dont like people being cocky, lets hope come 6pm Sunday we dont look silly.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on September 25, 2012, 12:09:15 PM
To be fair there is enough there to worry us, there are worse front lines than Bent and Benteke with N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannon, Ireland or Albrighton backing them up. I think the defense is their weak link but this is far from a guaranteed win so I for one will not be so cocky to laugh at the squad BEFORE we have played them!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 25, 2012, 12:10:10 PM
I dont like people being cocky, lets hope come 6pm Sunday we dont look silly.

We can't lose mate. They won the European Cup and are a top 4 club whereas we are little Albion only in the Prem to make the numbers up.  8)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AidantheBaggies on September 25, 2012, 12:16:49 PM
We can't lose mate. They won the European Cup and are a top 4 club whereas we are little Albion only in the Prem to make the numbers up.  8)

I never knew they won the European cup  ;) First i've heard about it haha.

I hope we stuff them, and i think we can but i just dont want to be too cocky!!!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on September 25, 2012, 12:46:17 PM
All my years watching us play them, we only ever seem to beat them 1-0 or 2-1, we have never given them a thumping, I mean 4 - 0 or more. I have seen them do it to us but never seen it in our favour
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on September 25, 2012, 01:12:59 PM
The fact is he is right to most Villa fans we arent a rival compared to Blues. There was 33k at the game last year if it was Blues there would have been over 40k same as Sunday I cant see there being more than 34-35k there.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: the rainbow turn east on September 25, 2012, 01:41:04 PM
To be fair there is enough there to worry us, there are worse front lines than Bent and Benteke with N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannon, Ireland or Albrighton backing them up. I think the defense is their weak link but this is far from a guaranteed win so I for one will not be so cocky to laugh at the squad BEFORE we have played them!


Midfield is Villa`s weakest point and has been since Milner and Barry left.
I`d defo take Clark and Viaar as a centre back partnership.
When Villa get relegated I`d like us to put a bid in for that young Clark as he`s very underated.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: NethertonBaggie on September 25, 2012, 02:04:33 PM
To be fair there is enough there to worry us, there are worse front lines than Bent and Benteke with N'Zogbia, Agbonlahor, Bannon, Ireland or Albrighton backing them up. I think the defense is their weak link but this is far from a guaranteed win so I for one will not be so cocky to laugh at the squad BEFORE we have played them!

While I agree with you on the fact that we shouldn't get ahead of ourselves and think this will be a walk in the park! They have more to fear from us going into this fixture then we do of them!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Political Cake on September 25, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Fair play to them, they look like they want to be replicating the near neighbour's trick of winning the League Cup and going down. :o :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on September 25, 2012, 10:20:08 PM
Just a reminder of what their 'poor' squad can do to us Sunday if we don't give it 100%
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on September 25, 2012, 10:32:22 PM
They have a better set of players than people realise and a good manager. Sunday will be a tough game, but id take a point, as in every derby game.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on September 25, 2012, 10:34:02 PM
They have a better set of players than people realise and a good manager. Sunday will be a tough game, but id take a point, as in every derby game.

And every away Premierleague game. Anyone who thought it was going to be a walk over Sunday was very deluded.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: LiamTheBaggie on September 25, 2012, 10:37:42 PM
I don't know what to expect from them. A capitulation or a good solid performance like they've obviously put out tonight. Inconsistency might be their biggest problem. Still, I hope and pray to god that we batter them!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KingKoren on September 25, 2012, 10:38:01 PM
FFS they beat a team who don't give a monkeys about this competition. They were off the back off an embarrassing result and a response was demanded.

It will be a tough game on Sunday (I'd take a draw too), but we have a better team.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: leeiswba on September 25, 2012, 10:43:30 PM
FFS they beat a team who don't give a monkeys about this competition. They were off the back off an embarrassing result and a response was demanded.

It will be a tough game on Sunday (I'd take a draw too), but we have a better team.

If we play as we did in our first three games I believe we will win if we play as we have in our last 2 I believe we will struggle.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Albion79 on September 25, 2012, 10:52:01 PM
Sounds really obvious but i think first goal is crucial, if they get it, on the back of tonights win then it will make for a tough afternoon for us, the confidence will be up, the fans will be thinking there season has finally started and get behind them.

However if we score first i think the exact opposite happens, they will turn on them, they expect to take points off us (like i expect us to take points off them) they have proved the last two games that a young team blows hot and cold, Saints they got destroyed and yet tonight go up and batter Man City, and it dont matter what team Man City put out it will have a lot of good players so fair play to Villa there.

Our team and squad i think is better than theirs on ability alone but take into account other factors, derby game, home advantage, good win tonight, etc, etc i would take a point for sure on sunday.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: NethertonBaggie on September 25, 2012, 11:02:51 PM
I think its only prudent now to appease the gods of football, with cautious optimism going into sundays game against villa. And scalp a scouse football team tommorow to show due reverence!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: hardtobeat on September 25, 2012, 11:05:57 PM
I think its only prudent now to appease the gods of football, with cautious optimism going into sundays game against villa. And scalp a scouse football team tommorow to show due reverence!
If Carlsberg did sermons........................that sir would be the finest!! :D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on September 26, 2012, 01:28:00 PM
aint they half getting excited on the Vile site after beating a non iterested Man City team.If we play to our potential we will always beat these european cup winners 1981
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionLegend on September 26, 2012, 01:46:20 PM
We've done it before, no biggie!  :P

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/9010120.stm
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: lewisant on September 26, 2012, 02:01:19 PM
Not keen on some of the cockiness but then again I hardly celebrate goals if I'm not at a game as I know it's not over till the final whistle. If there's anybody from Cornwall here I'll be in bunters in truro watching the game!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on September 26, 2012, 02:03:04 PM
We are a bit too cocksure for my liking.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on September 26, 2012, 02:10:47 PM
We are a bit too cocksure for my liking.


Sounds like the Villa fans of old
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 26, 2012, 02:11:52 PM
We are a bit too cocksure for my liking.

I'll settle for a point. I do think we have a better all round squad and are in better form but theres just that niggle .
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on September 26, 2012, 02:16:53 PM
I'll settle for a point. I do think we have a better all round squad and are in better form but theres just that niggle .

I know, he scored last night didn't he.

(JOKE)
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 26, 2012, 02:17:13 PM
agreed rowley, need to keep 2 feet on the ground, this WILL be tough.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on September 26, 2012, 02:22:11 PM
No tougher than last season
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: beechyboy90 on September 26, 2012, 02:23:22 PM
id take the point now!
think were more then capable of winning, but i just dont want us to lose
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: kris_boing on September 26, 2012, 02:31:38 PM
No tougher than last season

Thats right.  The side they put out is far worse than the one last season and ours is better plus we are playing better football.
 
Got a draw written all over it.  ;D
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: crazedwbafan18 on September 26, 2012, 02:36:40 PM
i think their squad is slightly better this season tbh, agbonlahor is arguably finding his feet again, plus theyve just won at man city, a massive boost. they are hot and cold but i still think they are favourites for this; home advantage and all.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Handsworth Wood Villa on September 27, 2012, 04:37:45 PM
european cup winners 1981

Champions of England - 1981
Champions of Europe - 1982
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: phbaggies on September 27, 2012, 04:51:22 PM
Champions of England - 1981
Champions of Europe - 1982
Really? No Villa fan ever mentions that, thanks for the info!  :-[
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on September 27, 2012, 04:52:05 PM
Champions of England - 1981
Champions of Europe - 1982


50% of a Nottingham Forest


Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on September 27, 2012, 08:22:31 PM
The Vile won the European Cup?  :o Holy s***, I'm switching sides right now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: tuamigos on September 27, 2012, 09:55:37 PM
one of the dicks was on WM phone in last night giving it the big un
'we'll finish 15 points above the Baggies'
utter tozzers
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Moggas barmy army on September 28, 2012, 12:23:31 PM
one of the dicks was on WM phone in last night giving it the big un
'we'll finish 15 points above the Baggies'
utter tozzers

 :D I heard that as well the'l be lucky to make it to 15 points let alone finish that many above us
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Reddiebaggie on September 28, 2012, 12:36:39 PM
Champions of England - 1981
Champions of Europe - 1982
I'm glad Liverpool, Man U et al don't mention their honours every time we play them as they have actually won something during this Millenium.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on September 29, 2012, 10:53:18 AM
50% of a Nottingham Forest

What, they've won 14 titles?

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 29, 2012, 03:31:09 PM
No but they've won 2 European Cups and because of that are the most successful Midlands side ever in Europe.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on September 29, 2012, 08:07:14 PM
What, they've won 14 titles?

You are one sad sucker if the vile had won at tiddley winks  you would count it as a major trophy.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on September 30, 2012, 09:31:00 AM
No but they've won 2 European Cups and because of that are the most successful Midlands side ever in Europe.

Oh right. We've won seven times as many titles as Forest and in fact they've been champions as many times as you.

I guess we missed the memo for European Cups counting for five or six.

Good news though, while obviously Forest are the most "successful" Midlands side, we have at least now leap frogged Arsenal as the third most successful English side behind Liverpool and United. Based on your formular of course.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on September 30, 2012, 09:35:35 AM
You are one sad sucker if the vile had won at tiddley winks  you would count it as a major trophy.
If your history was as good as ours then you'd champion it. Same as Small Heath, because they've won nothing, they take on an inverse snobbery. You on the other hand get confused. One minute you're a big club, the next your playing the small club card.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on September 30, 2012, 09:44:34 AM
Oh right. We've won seven times as many titles as Forest and in fact they've been champions as many times as you.

I guess we missed the memo for European Cups counting for five or six.

Good news though, while obviously Forest are the most "successful" Midlands side, we have at least now leap frogged Arsenal as the third most successful English side behind Liverpool and United. Based on your formular of course.

How can you be third behind Liverpool & United when Forest are more successful?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on September 30, 2012, 09:52:58 AM
As we've won a boat load more than them and I was facetiously using the "European Cups count ten" forumlar that your erstwhile colleague had constructed to jump us from 4th to 3rd.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggieheart on September 30, 2012, 10:02:42 AM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on September 30, 2012, 11:17:51 AM
The tide has turned! Run for the life boats!

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: OldburyWBA on September 30, 2012, 11:58:03 AM
Oh right. We've won seven times as many titles as Forest and in fact they've been champions as many times as you.

I guess we missed the memo for European Cups counting for five or six.

Good news though, while obviously Forest are the most "successful" Midlands side, we have at least now leap frogged Arsenal as the third most successful English side behind Liverpool and United. Based on your formular of course.

Seem to be trying to twist there to suit your purposes.

You know full well that the comment 50% of a Nottingham Forest was about European Cups but lets not let that get in the way of a villa fan bigging his club up.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on September 30, 2012, 12:16:08 PM
Me thinks Mr skittle will disappear from the radar quite quickly if today's result doesn't go in their favour, bit like the shirts from Erdington High St when they get slapped.

I live among these mongrels so its no surprise he comes out with this kind of garbage, heard it all before..............YAWN F****** YAWN 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on September 30, 2012, 03:16:50 PM
If your history was as good as ours then you'd champion it. Same as Small Heath, because they've won nothing, they take on an inverse snobbery. You on the other hand get confused. One minute you're a big club, the next your playing the small club card.

The vile are from the second City so i would expect you to have an advantage with greater support etc.
We have a proud history for a team from a provincial town.
Vile are the biggest team in the area but that dos'nt mean you are the best side without question as history as shown.
As a smug f***** you belong with the other vilers.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: AlbionBest on September 30, 2012, 03:29:19 PM
Come on Baggies, we are better than these so let's get at them.........
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Jack Russell on September 30, 2012, 07:03:24 PM
This lot are a million miles from their lucky European Cup win AND believe me it was a lucky win on the night. What you might they say got battered and fortunate.Just a pathetic bunch with average supporters and footballers
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on September 30, 2012, 09:02:41 PM
Thought their fans were quite poor today. Only got into the game after they scored. Nzogbia has to be the biggest waste of 9m ever. The full backs look quite good though particularly Bennett on left.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Hong Kong Phooey on September 30, 2012, 09:58:21 PM
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on October 01, 2012, 08:32:26 PM
The vile are from the second City so i would expect you to have an advantage with greater support etc.
We have a proud history for a team from a provincial town.
Vile are the biggest team in the area but that dos'nt mean you are the best side without question as history as shown.
As a smug f***** you belong with the other vilers.

Provincial town? Come off it.

You're apart of the Birmingham conurbation. Both Smethwick and West Brom enjoy B post codes and 0121 dialling codes. You're a ten second stroll from the border, you're a ten minutes, at best, train ride from the city centre. Your closer to the city centre than the vast majority of North, South and East Birmingham.

You may have plenty of horse racing slack jaws that graze their cattle down on the Cracker, but to make out like you're in the arse end of nowhere is garbage.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on October 01, 2012, 08:34:20 PM
This lot are a million miles from their lucky European Cup win AND believe me it was a lucky win on the night. What you might they say got battered and fortunate.Just a pathetic bunch with average supporters and footballers

Dont worry Paul, you still have your curly hair.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: RowleyBaggie2 on October 01, 2012, 09:47:08 PM
Borders are a wonderful thing.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Turkish baggie on October 01, 2012, 10:14:09 PM
Does it actually matter what their fans actually say?

They won the euro cup in 82 for sure! Forest won it in 79 & 80? Barnsley won the FA cup in 1912! Coventry won the cup about 87? See the thread? All as beens! All teams that haven't done anything for over 30yrs! All teams that are going either backward or into oblivion!

The villa a nice part of England football history but now a woeful part of American financial know how.

I hope the villa don't go bust, as just like Woolworth's and M&S you remind us of the past! :P
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on October 01, 2012, 10:29:43 PM
I never understand other local fans commenting on our history.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Greenock Baggie on October 01, 2012, 10:45:17 PM
I never understand other local fans commenting on our history.
That because like your lot, he has his history but unlike your lot, his history is still relevant to this board. The games over now mate, until we play you again..........well you know how the song goes  :-*
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WoysWunderful on October 02, 2012, 12:22:51 AM
I never understand other local fans commenting on our history.

I never understand the need for villa fans to constantly bring up and comment on there history either. Live life in the present not the past!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: McSkittle on October 02, 2012, 07:03:55 AM
As its something to be proud of?

That said, if I have seen one Albion fan mention the European Cup once, I've seen it a hundred times over the past few days.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dangerman on October 02, 2012, 08:19:28 AM
As its something to be proud of?

That said, if I have seen one Albion fan mention the European Cup once, I've seen it a hundred times over the past few days.

Awww didums, try listining to it for 30 years then you'd understand the frustration of the Albion fans.

Now be a good boy mcnugget and go back to the vile boards anyone would think you cared about the Albion!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: WBAinDEVON on October 02, 2012, 10:29:14 AM
Bent will be off soon.Unrest already with him and his management.You could see it in his face.Getting frustrated with mediocre players around him too
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: baggiejules on October 02, 2012, 11:17:28 AM
Disregarding what anyone says about his attitude, selling your most naturally gifted goalscorer is a recipe for disaster.

Will be fantastic if he goes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on October 02, 2012, 11:55:13 AM
Disregarding what anyone says about his attitude, selling your most naturally gifted goalscorer is a recipe for disaster.

Will be fantastic if he goes.

Been doing it for the last couple seasons and look where its got them. Mistake Lerner made was giving O'Neil control over the transfer budget. 
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: KYA on October 02, 2012, 08:58:04 PM
Provincial town? Come off it.

You're apart of the Birmingham conurbation. Both Smethwick and West Brom enjoy B post codes and 0121 dialling codes. You're a ten second stroll from the border, you're a ten minutes, at best, train ride from the city centre. Your closer to the city centre than the vast majority of North, South and East Birmingham.

You may have plenty of horse racing slack jaws that graze their cattle down on the Cracker, but to make out like you're in the arse end of nowhere is garbage.

You really are rather ignorant of football in general which is no surprise.
Postcode 0121, football had it's roots long before goverments and councils messed about with boarders and such.
West Bromwich may have been lumped onto Birmingham to make life easier for BT and the postal service but in no way is it a part of Birmingham.
Very rough figures West Brom population 330K Birmingham 2Million .
Arse end of nowhere no were not were next to a big City whose football supporters in the main support the vile.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on October 02, 2012, 10:02:26 PM
Provincial town? Come off it.

You're apart of the Birmingham conurbation. Both Smethwick and West Brom enjoy B post codes and 0121 dialling codes. You're a ten second stroll from the border, you're a ten minutes, at best, train ride from the city centre. Your closer to the city centre than the vast majority of North, South and East Birmingham.

You may have plenty of horse racing slack jaws that graze their cattle down on the Cracker, but to make out like you're in the arse end of nowhere is garbage.

I can take the fact that Villa are bigger than Albion, I can accept I believe you to be the biggest club in the Midlands and I believe you are one of the biggest 10 teams nationally (however nowhere near as big as a club from the second city should be).

I cant take you making out we are the third club of Birmingham however. Yes West Bromwich is on the border, however one of the unique things about West Brom is that we are a club who's fanbase is only spread one one side of our stadium. We have barely any fans in Handsworth where the ground borders or any area surrounding, due to the joint factors of the large man Utd and Liverpool support, partnered with it being so close to Aston Villa. A

Nearly all of our fan base is form Sandwell and Dudley, with support from areas around Walsall, Stourbridge and Worcestershire. We are not quite "provincial", however we are a small town team with most of our support coming from 2 large boroughs - certainly not a Birmingham team.

For a club of our size, to have won the League, Fa Cup, League cup and Community Shield as well as getting to the  latter rounds of 2 European competitions isn't bad.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on October 02, 2012, 10:03:38 PM
The tide has turned! Run for the life boats!

It's not quite a shifting of the sands in terms of size, but we are arguably better on the pitch at the moment, and probably have been for a couple of seasons now.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on October 02, 2012, 10:19:53 PM
I can take the fact that Villa are bigger than Albion, I can accept I believe you to be the biggest club in the Midlands and I believe you are one of the biggest 10 teams nationally (however nowhere near as big as a club from the second city should be).

I cant take you making out we are the third club of Birmingham however. Yes West Bromwich is on the border, however one of the unique things about West Brom is that we are a club who's fanbase is only spread one one side of our stadium. We have barely any fans in Handsworth where the ground borders or any area surrounding, due to the joint factors of the large man Utd and Liverpool support, partnered with it being so close to Aston Villa. A

Nearly all of our fan base is form Sandwell and Dudley, with support from areas around Walsall, Stourbridge and Worcestershire. We are not quite "provincial", however we are a small town team with most of our support coming from 2 large boroughs - certainly not a Birmingham team.

For a club of our size, to have won the League, Fa Cup, League cup and Community Shield as well as getting to the  latter rounds of 2 European competitions isn't bad.

Also quite a few from the Cannock/Hednesford/Rugeley corridor as well Baggies
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: garry on October 02, 2012, 10:49:51 PM
Oh right. We've won seven times as many titles as Forest and in fact they've been champions as many times as you.

I guess we missed the memo for European Cups counting for five or six.

Six of Villa's League wins where achieved in the very early years, as were a couple of West Brom's FA Cup wins.
If you look at, say, the past 100 years: both West Brom and Villa have won the Championship just once; Villa have won the FA Cup twice and West Brom 3 times.
Take away one lucky European Cup, so long ago that most supporters can't remember it, and you don't see a lot of difference between the records.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Handsworth Wood Villa on October 03, 2012, 06:06:51 PM
I believe you are one of the biggest 10 teams nationally

Do you think Albion are one of the 20 biggest clubs nationally?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Baggies on October 03, 2012, 07:13:54 PM
Do you think Albion are one of the 20 biggest clubs nationally?

How do you measure size? Serious question? Football fans are obsessed by it but there is no clear way of measuring it. People will come up with different units of measure, usually used to show how their club is bigger, but in reality it is almost impossible.

We can see Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are the three biggest clubs nationally, while Chelsea, Spurs, Everton, Newcastle Utd, Leeds, Villa and Man City all have huge fans bases, but then I dont think there is anyway of spliting teams. I think Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and  West Ham could all argue to be pushing the likes of Villa, Everton, Spurs and Leeds but most of the other clubs when at thier best could gett 33 thousand attendences and while at their lowest would get only 20 thousand. Most of them all have similar histories.

I rate WBA as between 15-35 but you cant really place them above or below clubs like Ipswich, Norwich, Sheffield Utd, Leicester, Blues, Wolves, and arguably even Notts Forest and Derby and the like.

So, I dont get too tied up in the debate that there is no clear answer to.

Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: rubyruby on October 03, 2012, 09:54:21 PM
How do you measure size? Serious question? Football fans are obsessed by it but there is no clear way of measuring it. People will come up with different units of measure, usually used to show how their club is bigger, but in reality it is almost impossible.

We can see Man Utd, Liverpool and Arsenal are the three biggest clubs nationally, while Chelsea, Spurs, Everton, Newcastle Utd, Leeds, Villa and Man City all have huge fans bases, but then I dont think there is anyway of spliting teams. I think Sunderland, Sheffield Wednesday and  West Ham could all argue to be pushing the likes of Villa, Everton, Spurs and Leeds but most of the other clubs when at thier best could gett 33 thousand attendences and while at their lowest would get only 20 thousand. Most of them all have similar histories.

I rate WBA as between 15-35 but you cant really place them above or below clubs like Ipswich, Norwich, Sheffield Utd, Leicester, Blues, Wolves, and arguably even Notts Forest and Derby and the like.

So, I dont get too tied up in the debate that there is no clear answer to.

I agree with you when you combine all the elements Baggies. But I would say that actually the ONLY way a modern football club can be truly measured is by its total annual revenue and nothing else . At the end of the day they are businesses like all others so this would be the measure of size. If you are talking performance then it would have to be split between net profit and achievements on the pitch. Well thats my view for what its worth.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on October 03, 2012, 10:08:22 PM
I agree with you when you combine all the elements Baggies. But I would say that actually the ONLY way a modern football club can be truly measured is by its total annual revenue and nothing else . At the end of the day they are businesses like all others so this would be the measure of size. If you are talking performance then it would have to be split between net profit and achievements on the pitch. Well thats my view for what its worth.

Forbes magazine publishes annually its estimates of the current market values of the top twenty football clubs in the world. Unfortunately, that wouldn't include the Vile, much less Albion.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 03, 2012, 10:11:14 PM
Do you think Albion are one of the 20 biggest clubs nationally?
Wim bigger and better than yow, so ring yow bell to that.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: zippyandbungle on October 03, 2012, 10:13:42 PM
As its something to be proud of?

That said, if I have seen one Albion fan mention the European Cup once, I've seen it a hundred times over the past few days.
And that's nothing like the 3 million happy clapping seals that were at the final?
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: east-stand-nick on October 04, 2012, 07:52:34 AM
It's the banners on the stands at Villa Park that amuse me the most, really is quite sad. Especially the "Holte End 12th man" one, at least they have a sense of humour!
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: dont ask me to choose luv on October 04, 2012, 08:09:01 AM
It's the banners on the stands at Villa Park that amuse me the most, really is quite sad. Especially the "Holte End 12th man" one, at least they have a sense of humour!

Yeah, I think the '12th man' must of been sent off on Sunday because their support was nothing short of shocking for 80 odd minutes.
Title: Re: Seals watch - Anything Villa
Post by: Quakes Fan on October 04, 2012, 08:01:14 PM
No personal insults, please. The topic is Aston Villa, not McSkittle himself or any other seal postin