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Is The Villa Squad Strong Enough For This Season?

Is The Villa Squad Strong Enough For This Season?

Slow news day so far today and the transfer speculation is all but dead!

So... I thought I`d ask in our latest poll (feel free to leave article comments or join in on the forum thread)

Is our squad strong enough for the season?

Full squad: Click Here

Now, I think it is fair to assume a few will still go IF they can be moved on, and if so, replaced.

But do you expect any more expensive signings? Maybe a striker? Or is this squad now strong enough for the full season?

The options:

Nowhere near strong enough

Still light

Unsure

Just about with luck on injuries

Yes

For me it is still light. SOME of the youth players might well break through this year, some are still a season or two away (at least) from regular first team football and from peaking.

We also have the problem of three injuries for the start of the season with Marc Albrighton, Gabby Agbonlahor and Richard Dunne not fit to start the campaign.

I guess the flip side and hope is that Paul Lambert can get the best out of the sum total of all parts and get us playing as a team. Certainly time for a few of the players to step up to the mark now. Interesting times.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 14 2012
Time: 10:51AM

Comments

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When you say light, It makes me think of light in numbers instead of actual quality, We are missing quality in the first team eleven not so much in backups. LB, Defensive Mid and a Striker is what we really require otherwise it's very much riding our luck on injuries and if players from the youth can step up a season or two earlier than predicted.
villa 4 ever
14/08/2012 11:30:00
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villa4ever i think your right, we have numbers but too many youngstersto carry the burden of injuries suspensions and the christmas time when games come thick and fast, we lack a couple of experianced quality players imo, just to help out the youngsters and help them develop, the last two seasons when we have had injuries and had to play a lotof yougsters together in th first team we have struggled both times, im still hopefull Randy will back Rambo Lambo and pull some experianced quality Midfielder Left back and maybe a strker at the least out of the hat here's hoping ;) UTV!
clivethevillan
14/08/2012 11:38:00
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We have the right manager but we still have a weak squad and fairly weak team. To be fair though, plenty said MON's downfall was trying to do things too fast and thus overspending on mediocre players. If it takes longer to get to a better conclusion then it is worth the wait. I think just because we have some decent additions and a good manager we can make good progress, but don't expect too much yet. 14th place or above would be fine. We need to sell a few before we can add any I think or we'll have too much deadwood.
thekentvillan
14/08/2012 11:47:00
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OUT: Heskey, Cuellar, Collins and it appears Hutton & Warnock at least. IN: Lowton, KEA, Holman & Vlaar. So that seems 3 plus probably2 =5 out and 4 in......So even though we can claim the quality so far is better, the quantity actually goes DOWN, on a previously small squad. If we on't get another couple (at least) players in before the window closes, we will struggle to get be on 15th IMHO.
Pride of Lions
14/08/2012 12:02:00
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We have done well in the market so far but I'd be very disappointed if it ended here. We need 3 or 4 more at least as well as off loading a couple, I trust Lambert though. UTV
AdzVilla11
14/08/2012 13:12:00
0
hes got another 2.5 weeks to get in 3 players...prob two defenders and a striker to replace 90 pound a week man
malacaxeta
14/08/2012 13:18:00
0
Numbers wise? We're fine. Quality wise? Completely different conversation.
Sheriff Kimbo
14/08/2012 14:47:00
0
I would say at least 2 more in, one being a striker. Get Hutton and Warnock out and there's the "1 in 1 out" policy in effect. If the young 'uns are ever going to make it big, then this season is for them.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
14/08/2012 16:22:00
0
Like I said in the forums, I'd rather have Quality over Quantity...and we have no Quality.
P.Avfc
14/08/2012 17:09:00
0
Agree with SJH - the youngsters (I'm thinking Bannan, Clark, Albrighton now) need to step up to the plate - yes there is a heavy burden of expectation, but surely not that different to the expectations of the youth at Man United, Arsenal, Chelsea, for example? We are a small squad without question, and injuries to Bent and Petrov last season did much to hinder our fight against relegation (although luckily absolved them of any blame! Which was mostly McLeish's, obviously). A cheeky bid for Tim Cahill wouldn't have been out of the question, and maybe a Steven Fletcher (not at the sums banded about though) or even Michael Owen? I'll get me coat...
JuanPabloAngel
14/08/2012 19:23:00
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