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Everything posted by duke63

  1. Racsim is society's problem, not footballs. When you have a PM who has made racist remarks and then gets re-elected with a near landslide, then it strikes me that those up high are quite happy to condone that sort of language and behaviour as its a vote winner. then you have the President of the USA making even worse racist statements...well what do you expect?
  2. Wealthy owners can no longer fund clubs under FFP rules, wealthy companies can via sponsorship. Regardless of who owns the club, we would still have a finite amount of money we can spend on players as a result of the size of the club. Premier League football is no longer primarily a sport anymore, its a multinational business empire. Look at Liverpool playing pointless exhibition matches the other side of Europe to keep the TV companies happy.
  3. Villa are in danger of breaking the FFP rules in the Premier League thanks to their wealthy owner. They will have to sell their best players whether they stay up or not, and it looks increasingly likely not. I don't get how so many think having a wealthy owner will solve this problem, it doesn't.
  4. So frustrating, why can we not hold on to leads at home? We need to learn game management at this level fast. We were very good at it last year.
  5. 1985 won the cup but got relegated. Birmingham City also completed this feat.
  6. Good distraction for Villa to have. One game from Wembley. We all remember how distracting that can be.
  7. Greeno is up there. The season we got promoted he was brilliant.
  8. We are a bit of an enigma. We can play toe to toe with the very very best...but struggle against the lesser sides.
  9. The 25-30 million players we have bought will almost certainly want silly money in their contracts too. Its easy to double the transfer fee outlay with the players wages wants.
  10. Yes but once you commit to a new players contract its not just for one year is it? Its three years or more.
  11. Villa have spent a fortune and don't look any more likely to stay up than we do.
  12. Quite simply, we cannot spend what we do not have. The club (and it is just a company like any other) lost £35 million last year. That has to be recovered somehow.
  13. We didn't improve on what we had in the summer. Quite simple really. We are just not good enough to go on a decent run of results.
  14. the only thing that was wrong was that Chambers was still on the pitch at 90 minutes. He committed two or three fouls that warranted a second yellow but the ref bottled them all.
  15. You don't recoup money when you have to sell and players want to leave.
  16. For Villa, relegation this season would be an apocalyptic disaster. There is a strong chance they might not survive if it happens again after they spent in excess of £100 million in the summer.
  17. It's a good job the management and players don't have the same attitude as some on here otherwise we would not have bothered to turn up today and would have missed out on 3 points . Excellent result and just what we needed .
  18. No one gets relegated at the start of November. A win would be a huge confidence booster and three points but losing will not see our season over.
  19. Reading through the accounts last night, they don't make good reading. There is no doubt that a club like City cannot do things any other way than Webber's model. My guess is that the first Championship club to go bust and not return is not very far away. Look at Bolton.
  20. https://www.canaries.co.uk/News/2019/november/club-releases-annual-accounts/?fbclid=IwAR3nGF6q3wYKvPiM6vpX65JU2TEzjUR6uzp9k6Anvo3eOE1mLBi4kwLf-7g
  21. In one year. Now you know why we don't have bags of cash to spend.
  22. 162. Posted by Rutland23 on 4 hours ago Classic commentary yesterday on the radio 'Jesus is just about to come on,' if was 3-1 to Norwich at this point. The other commentator then piped in with 'I think he's going to need his dad's help for this one!'
  23. When Tettey came in last season was when the results started to improve. We do need a player with that skill set to sit in front of the central defenders. Leitner and Trybull don't fit that bill, IMHO.
  24. 10 for every player. They were all exceptional.
  25. Play off final v Middlesboro is up there, simply because of the way we dominated the game. As as a standard Premier League game tho, this is right up there. Our win was no lucky fluke. We deserved it. Edit- just seen the Carrow Road bit. Probably celebrating a bit too much.
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