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Cardiff v Aston Villa, 2nd January 3pm
02 January 2017 23:35 Post ID: #1672656 - in reply to #1671860
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So Westwood currently 12% on motm poll.

Funny ha ha at work again.
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02 January 2017 23:58 Post ID: #1672661 - in reply to #1672572
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Silhillvilla - 2/1/2017 20:31

It also sounds like we are in sell to buy territory again as the Gestede situation is baffling. If ever a game needed a big physical lump it was today , not McCormack isolated alone up front !


I don't think that this is a 'sell to buy' issue. Recouping £6m for a player that cannot get into the first team on a regular basis has to be good business. I think most on here agree that Rudy was not going to make it in the Villa team and that his attributes were limited. Apart from one very good season at Blackburn he has not really set the world alight anywhere he has been. If Middlesbrough are looking to reunite him with Jordan Rhodes, the the deal might work for them.

It is a good bit of business and Bruce and Dr T must be very happy to have the money coming in as it will provide funds and help in terms of FFP. Bruce saying that he must 'sell to buy' is just talk.
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03 January 2017 00:48 Post ID: #1672663 - in reply to #1672656
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Melon Donkey - 2/1/2017 23:35

So Westwood currently 12% on motm poll.

Funny ha ha at work again.


You know it's been a bad day when Westwood is up in the polls.

Did I read correctly somewhere that Westwood and Gardner had NINE touches between them in the first half?

That must be one of the most shocking stats I've ever read.

I'm so disappointed with Gardner at the moment, I really am. I don't know if he's ever going to be a player.

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03 January 2017 08:47 Post ID: #1672677 - in reply to #1671860
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I think it is sell to buy, but because of a financial issue.

You have to remember you can only have 25 in your squad and we currently have 6 forwards, 4 of them hardly ever play taking up the spaces.

If we want to balance the squad out, we have to sell players to create space, and unfortunately, in our position, we are going to have to sell the ones that other clubs actually want.
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03 January 2017 09:31 Post ID: #1672673 - in reply to #1671860
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The first game for Aston Villa of 2017 and well, it was all a bit 2016ish wasn't it. A one nil loss at the Cardiff City Stadium and a performance that left Steve Bruce...

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03 January 2017 09:32 Post ID: #1672685 - in reply to #1672656
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Melon Donkey - 2/1/2017 23:35

So Westwood currently 12% on motm poll.

Funny ha ha at work again.


I meant to tell MF not to put him in the poll. It's ridiculous. I did a quick search to see if a local rivals site was telling people to vote (we've had that before on different polls but not for years) but couldn't see anything.

Some very sad little berk sitting in his y fronts thinking he's being funny I guess.
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03 January 2017 10:07 Post ID: #1672694 - in reply to #1671860
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Yup how anyone can vote for him is baffling really.

I still can't believe how bad our midfield were in the first half.
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03 January 2017 10:25 Post ID: #1672697 - in reply to #1671860
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Westwood made two passes in 45 minutes and Gardner seven. The substitution of the two midfield players at half time at least shows Bruce where the problem lies. Since the Barry and Milner days, we have not had one decent midfielder who can cut the mustard. (I'll give Jedinak a pass on this one as he does not disappear as soon as the whistle is blown). We cannot afford the type of single player we need so we should look to build a strong midfield pairing. Trouble is, I can't think of anyone who is available.
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03 January 2017 11:20 Post ID: #1672704 - in reply to #1671860
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Did anyone else go in walkabout Cardiff city centre yesterday afternoon? I was directed there by another pub close to the station that didn't allow away fans. Chucked people out for singing and handled the one lad like a wild animal. Ridiculous on what would be a quiet day for that bar otherwise.
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03 January 2017 12:49 Post ID: #1672724 - in reply to #1671860
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Westwood 3 touches in 45 mins , how is that even possible as a centre mid ??!!
Hoping that's the last we ever see of him. I'd try

Adoma Jedinak Tshibola Bacuna
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03 January 2017 13:11 Post ID: #1672737 - in reply to #1671860
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I would like to see Jedinak and Tshibola paired together for sure.
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03 January 2017 13:15 Post ID: #1672739 - in reply to #1671860
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Just dont pick wastewood, thats all i ask , pretty please.
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03 January 2017 15:24 Post ID: #1672767 - in reply to #1672724
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Silhillvilla - 3/1/2017 12:49

Westwood 3 touches in 45 mins , how is that even possible as a centre mid ??!!
Hoping that's the last we ever see of him. I'd try

Adoma Jedinak Tshibola Bacuna


Probably the most solid and balanced midfield we could put out with what we have.

I'd be more inclined to play a 3 man midfield with Bacuna and Tsh doing all the running and Jedinak sweeping. Let Adomah and someone else support Kodjia and track back to help the fullbacks.

If Matty James is available for loan I'd bite Leceisters arms off.
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03 January 2017 15:44 Post ID: #1672769 - in reply to #1671860
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This squad ain't dreadful. There's a number of players who are fine for the Championship and the job of getting us up. What we have is a huge imbalance. Or to put it different a huge weakness at the heart of midfield. With Jedi out then Gardner and Westwood become that heart, and the trouble is it isn't beating. Just replacing those two with proper midfielders would have a massive effect.
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03 January 2017 16:33 Post ID: #1672780 - in reply to #1671860
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I disagree, this squad may have been improved and unbalanced in the summer but it is still dreadful especially for those expecting to go up this season. No decent keeper , defence hardly pulling up trees and midfield that is non-existent.There is loads for Bruce to do.
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03 January 2017 17:31 Post ID: #1672797 - in reply to #1671860
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When you are losing to Cardiff without scoring you know you have massive problems
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03 January 2017 17:48 Post ID: #1672802 - in reply to #1672797
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Get a bit fed up with this he doesn't have any options , He has a massive squad and you'll never convince me that throwing any fit player into the centre of midfield he'd fail to get more than 3 touches in 45 mins of football.

Allegedly we have a left back who is worth 25m , is anyone telling me putting Amavi in central mid he wouldn't have least nailed a few tackles . Sissy at left back would have been ok against Cardiff because he's a big hard unit .
There's lots of options even sticking Elfick in the role Jedi plays IE sitting infront of the back 4 and heading the bombs away.

He needs to think outside of "that's my only option "

Try running a boys side with only 11 or 12 to pick from , That's management
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