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JoeAman08 last won the day on March 20 2018

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  1. A lot of people assuming we can just pick up the season in a month and finish it off like it never happened. Few things wrong with that thinking. Firstly, I believe there is almost no chance football just starts again on that day in April. Best case is cases are dying down so they wait another couple of weeks. Second, even a month back will have serious logistical issues. Season due to end May 3rd. So now looking at early June at minimum. The transfer window will be open by then and many teams won’t know their competitions for the next season. Third, the Euros isn’t just easily pushed back a year. Fifa have a new competition due to start summer of 2021. A 2021 euros interferes massively with that. Fourth, if pushed back much further, player contracts come into play. Most expiring deals will end last day of June. Will all regular season and playoff fixtures be over by then? Fifth, what about any plans stadiums have over the summer. I am sure Ashton Gate has a few concerts scheduled. Will we be able to play our home games around these? Will Wembley be available for playoff finals? Will playoff venues be available? These are just a few issue off the top of my head. I just can’t see a way the season comes to a normal conclusion. I also do not know about legal ramifications of ending as is or anything like that. The situation is unprecedented and it will involve a lot of decisions that a lot of people will not like.
  2. I get what you are saying but there have been other events cancelled/postponed. Also, it seems like football is taking these measures rather than being told to do so. Maybe advised but football attracts hundreds of thousands to gather every weekend around the country. Not sure any other events can claim that.
  3. One of the leagues best players tested positive. They will take that very seriously. Been talking about behind closed doors for awhile. Sad it takes someone getting it to spark action. As much as I would hate it, they need to suspend/behind closed door football immediately. Also, it doesn’t seem a major illness for the most part but it wouldn't be fair to spread it to those that it would effect the worst.
  4. Well he was a welcome surprise those few games where I thought he done well. That said take a lot to replace O’Dowda after his showing against Fulham. He isn’t ahead of Eliasson either. Those two plus Paterson who has played well. Though think he suits playing with Eliasson as he will attack back post and be a goal threat
  5. As much as I love Fam, probably my fave player/poty possibly for me, I think Afobe and Wells is a better option than Wells and Fam in terms of promotion from the championship.
  6. Sheff United were basically safe in January so moved their summer business up a window. They spent like 30m in the summer and probably lower wages than your lot. Not a lot of love for Villa here. You seem ok but need to realise the hate is mostly because a lot of your fanbase are entitled knobs. Some of the things I have heard and read from Villa fans in regards to their status in the modern game is laughable. Also, the entitlement seems to go all the way up to your owners. Idk if Villa have cheated the rules but they have definitely have bent rules along the way. We here just want a level playing field. So when we see clubs “selling” their stadiums to improve their books we don’t like it as I imagine most other clubs do not. We just have a bit of recent history with transfers and other little things here and there
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    Imagine how good he’d be if he gotten an extended run. I do not get how you can bring in a foreign loan signing and let him settle for 35 games. Of course he had some bad games this league is unlike most with physicality and tempo. Unless the plan was always to purchase him(which is a high fee for a rb) I don’t get why he didn’t get more chances.
  8. I am at an all time low belief in him. I am convinced we will finished 10th or lower but yes you are right but even if we finished 6th I’d not feel much hope to beat anyone with performances in mind
  9. It isn’t the signing of players we are against. We aren’t breaking ffp rules which I think most would be happy with. The frustration is LJ is getting all the tools he needs to build a fantastic championship team and he is blowing it. He is taking proven 3-5m players and not getting the best out of them or singling them out after poor tactics from him. We go on about how great he is with young players, and rightly so, but why can’t he seem to get consistent performances from proven players? It suggest insecurity from his part because many have been part of successful teams in this division whereas younger players don’t know what it takes. Kent, Wells, Palmer, Kalas and Hunt have all had successful seasons for playoff hopeful sides yet they get here and can’t make an impact? The fact that we need to sell to keep giving LJ more and more tools is why a lot are fed up. He doesn’t have a perfect job but how many are outside the top 4 in the premier league? He may have to sell but he always gets adequate replacements. He just doesn’t have the ability to get a tune out of anyone that may know better
  10. Yep. I am well onto the LJ out side. That said you can’t discredit what he has done for this club. Imo, to move forward he needs to go but he has 100% got me to this level of thinking where the club can be a lot more. I also think him and the staff are brilliant coaches in terms of development. I think most of the young transfers have gotten much better with the odd dud here and there. For me LJ would be a brilliant assistant at any level but imo not quite up to management standards for this league or higher(can say that about a lot of the managers in this league). Maybe he is a slow grower and proves it one day. I won’t discount it but for now I don’t think he has shown enough growth in his match day management to continue moving this club forward. Again, he has done a lot of work to get us here and that should not be forgotten.
  11. I think what attributes to being fed up is what we hear from the club. We hear we want Europe in 5 years. We hear we are a premier league club in training. We hear we have an identity of high energy and “busy bees.” We hear we want to be a playoff side. This all comes from the club yet most of it is not true. Ok we are in with a shout of playoffs(I don’t believe for a second we will make it because of performances) but the rest of it does not need to be said. The club have built the expectations not us(or at least majority on the club). We aren’t close to Europe what 3 years on. We aren’t near a premier league club(I don’t think anyone believes we could stay up if we went up as it stands and that is part of buying young and developing). We don’t have an identity and if we do it is not high energy. This is a large reason why I am fed up. That and the constant rising of the wage bill. Not because we are spending it but because we largely waste it. If we had kept a smaller wage bill you would expect lesser performances but it seems the more we pay the less we play. There are a lot of things right with the club. It is moving forward all the time off the pitch. I think if the club would chill out on its claims and ambitions we as a fanbase would be a bit more patient.
  12. Not saying this loan won’t be beneficial. I have said I like the idea of him taking the responsibility of being a main source of goals for a team. Shows food maturity I think. My point is more we are quite wasteful with wages and players like JS could ease that by being given chances and used from the bench. Not like our wide players outside of Eliasson are stellar. Also, he hasn’t been treated that great imo. Why he wasn’t taken on the summer trip I will never know. He came with a fair bit of promise. Has been out on loan miles away from here every season meanwhile players like Hinds, Semenyo and Bakinson have gotten first team chances in the same time. JS is the only one to consistently have good loans out of those. Idk if he will be champ standard along with many out on loan. What I do know is we don’t give many/any a fair chance to show us. An example I can think of off the top of my head is Conor Chaplin at Barnsley. Was a good prospect in L1. Then Barnsley bought him in the summer and he has 10 goals and 4 assists in his first championship season which is better than his return in L1. He got a chance and plays with better players. Need to reward these good loans with minutes at our level imo
  13. There are players all over the championship that were not babied by loan after loan. JS has produced in all his loans from memory. Clearly got something about him. Imo he doesn’t need a loan in L1 either. He needs trust, better coaching and some minutes at this stage. He will be 23 in the summer time to treat him as a professional rather than a kid still learning his trade. Plus isn’t as if I am saying he is ready for 46 league starts. I am saying he’d be a better attacking option off the bench than COD. He’d be good enough to get the odd start. Plus, he will be on much less money than COD and Watkins. Players like JS need more opportunity here not keep being shunned off on loan
  14. He needs a real chance to play here. If it were up to me he’d have stayed here this season and COD would not have gotten a new deal. Seems like JS has embraced being the main man and I think that shows good maturity and drive.
  15. I didn’t watch but bbc stats have us at 3 shots and 1 on target and that was us playing slightly better? Ouch. Even if there was pen shout that would have masked the same problems I think
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