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Aston Villa vs. Portsmouth

Villa Park

18/09/09

1500BST

Rocky VII: Chronicles of MON (Pompey Preview)

It`s the, eye of the tiger it`s the thrill of the fight, rising up to the challenge of our rival!

Who`d have thought less than one week after I penned those words (well, entered them into generic Word Processing Software) that we`d have our very own 'Training Ground-Gate` to worry about. In the blue corner, manager Martin "My Rules" O`Neil aaaannnnddddd in the red corner it`s Nigel "Don`t Like Right Back" Reo…Coker!

Yes, having a bit of a scuffle two days before a Premier League game against a side desperate to get their first point of the season sounds like perfect preparation for a team desperately trying to re-ignite the 'crazy gang` pet name that Wimbledon FC left behind following their departure to Milton Keynes.

Nevertheless, it`s a potential banana skin (league wise) and a much-ish improved Pompey side will prove a stern test for Monny`s merry men.

It`s Villa,
Against Pompey
Funny how MON didn`t pick on big JC!
Preview!

Vital Quotes:

Well I suppose I have to give it just a little bit more coverage. I do get the feeling that it may well rumble on backwards and forwards as speculation and counter speculation could on a serious level; disrupt team preparations over the next few weeks. Manager Martin O`Neill had this to say to avfc.co.uk:

"There was a mishap on the training ground. It's a common occurrence between players but on this occasion, unfortunately, it was between the manager and a player.

"There was a bit of a contretemps and that is unfortunate. Nigel didn't train this morning and obviously won't play tomorrow.

"I have dealt with the issue how I see fit and that's the end of it. Come Monday, we're back to normal again.

"I am the custodian of this place - my rules apply."


Strange that Martin would be softer than a melted 99 to start with 'there was a mishap` yet attempts to play the hard man with his closing 'my rules apply.` Want`s to make his mind up that Monny, didn`t see Stalin saying "listen guys you`ve done a good job but yeah, sorry, off to Siberia….my orders."

Aston Villa backstop Brad Friedel believes his opposite number, and former Villa keeper David James is a 'terrifically talented goalkeeper.` Good old calamity, who will hopefully have one of his trademark off-days, has had a troubled start to the season regarding on-off moves elsewhere, namely 'Arry Redknapp`s Tottenham Hotspur. Big Brad again spoke to the clubs official website.:

"David has been tremendous for a number of years. I was fortunate to be with him for a time at Liverpool. He is just a terrifically talented goalkeeper. He is a physical specimen.

"Hopefully he won't be too difficult to beat at the weekend but he's usually in top form so we'll have to be at our best.
"I can't say enough good things about him. But hopefully he'll have an off-day on Saturday."


We all hope Brad, we as Villa fans certainly know he`s quite easily capable of them!

***

On the other side of the fence, Paul Hart, the poor sod (now) with money in the bank but no window to chuck it out of, believes he does just about have the squad in place to carry on regardless and hopefully pick up the points but still realises the difficulty of things. He told the Pompey official site:

"We now have players in the squad who give us options and allow us to play in different ways. We want a win at Villa but a point would be a good start."

I`ll let it go as you are new to this lark, but you`ll find if you earn a point, you can`t then upgrade it to a win!

Also this week, chief executive Peter Storrie, who failed to lead a consortium buy out has revealed that the clubs new owner, the portly Sulaiman Al-Fahim will meet with fans before their match with Everton later this month. Storrie told portsmouthfc.co.uk:

"Sulaiman has been in America for the last couple of weeks and has in principle secured new finance which will come into the club over the next couple of months,'

"Following discussions with me, he is very happy to meet representatives from fan websites and supporters' clubs before the Everton game.

"Sulaiman will outline his plans for the club and the way forward, something he was not in a position to do before the refinancing of the club was done."


Seems a bit odd that the club would be sold, without the potential new owner saying what he was going to do with it? He could have then announced he was moving the team and the stadium and the man with that effin` bell, lock stock and two smoking naval gun barrels to the Isle of Wight!

Aston Villa Team News:

Sorry to mention it once more, but following their bust up late in the week, there is only one casualty (for now, I`m tempted at a cheeky bet at MON being the Prem manager next to get the boot) from Nige Gate and that`s Nigel Reo-Coker.

Reo-Coker I`d imagine will be joining Moustapha Salifou, Marlon Harewood and Isiah Osbourne in 'naughty boy corner.`

The only change will be as to who steps in, with Craig Gardner and Fabian Delph likely to be fighting for a place, with the bright star that is the former Leeds man, potentially outshining Craig`s 'I`m going to kick you until you give me the ball back` style.

Player to watch: Gabby

Apparently he now struts around the dressing room, arrogant little bugger. That said, may the goal scoring continue Gbaby. Who knows I may even like you someday!

Portsmouth Team News:

The Beeb are suggesting that the game will come too soon for new signing Aruna Dindane (sounds like a pri-biotic yoghurt drink ingredient!) Long term absentees that continue to sit on the treatment table are Diop, Finnan, Heridarsson and Linvoy Primus.

Player to watch: David James

Welcome back David, if you wouldn`t mind making a cock up, it`d be fully appreciated.

Match Facts & Stats

I struggled for a track given Portsmouth`s music wilderness. But given the fisticuffs I feel this is appropriate and yet ironic, as this particular video includes some wicked cool war scenes:


There once was a suggestion that a monorail would be installed in Portsmouth. Lets face it folks, it didn`t work out too well for the Simpsons, be grateful it didn`t go through?

Portsmouth will be the home of, and will part-build the two new aircraft carriers that have been ordered, HMS Queen Elizibeth and HMS Prince of Wales, both of which are rumoured ot be cut by the MoD.

Woops!

Bollywood actress Geeta Basra was born in Portsmouth and quite frankly in my opinion she looks stunning!

The less stunning Isambard Kingdom Brunel was also born in Pompey, one of the greatest engineers of all time.

Porstmouth`s most famous fan is John Portsmouth Football Club Westwood. He is the man with the bell. I will attempt (if seen) to intercept him at work on Saturday.

Ref Watch:

Stuart Atwell takes charge of this one. Mr Atwell has managed just two matches this year and issued 2 yellow cards in each of them. How very…tame!

Match Prediction:

76-4 Villa.

Next Fixtures:

Wednesday night see`s the return of the League Cup as Villa face Cardiff City.
Thanks for reading folks!




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The Journalist

Writer: Murph Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday September 18 2009

Time: 6:44PM

Your Comments

Good stuff Murph, only one thing to disagree with you on; I can't see them getting 4 goals.
andy5759
Good stuff Murph, only one thing to disagree with you on; I can't see them getting 4 goals.
andy5759
This is the mighty Villa's best start to a league season for over a decade. Pompey are there for the taking, please don't blow it MON. Fergie has been in the papers sayin' it's all about finishing 1st. AVFC as league champions is realistic with the current squad isn't it? Man U, L'pool, Arsenal, Chelskov, and Citeh, don't look so strong really. NRC and MON have got 40 comments on another thread!!! Has anyone else noticed how busy this site gets when things go wrong? When things are going well it's as quite as anything on Vital Villa (some of the "negative" regulars have gone very quiet recently). If VV is to be a popular success, then it seems the Villa might have to do really badly on the pitch!!! NRC might have been unhappy to hear the Villa were linked to (midfielder) Jonathan de Guzman of Feyenoord yesterday. Nothing was mentioned on this site, JdG looks like a quality player. UTV!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
This is the mighty Villa's best start to a league season for over a decade. Pompey are there for the taking, please don't blow it MON. Fergie has been in the papers sayin' it's all about finishing 1st. AVFC as league champions is realistic with the current squad isn't it? Man U, L'pool, Arsenal, Chelskov, and Citeh, don't look so strong really. NRC and MON have got 40 comments on another thread!!! Has anyone else noticed how busy this site gets when things go wrong? When things are going well it's as quite as anything on Vital Villa (some of the "negative" regulars have gone very quiet recently). If VV is to be a popular success, then it seems the Villa might have to do really badly on the pitch!!! NRC might have been unhappy to hear the Villa were linked to (midfielder) Jonathan de Guzman of Feyenoord yesterday. Nothing was mentioned on this site, JdG looks like a quality player. UTV!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
I can't even be bothered to point out the inaccuracies in your post let alone the pointless nature of your assumptions. Here's a hint, spend less time attacking others for their thoughts and implying they are only happy when things go bad and try reading more. All that aside, apart from your two sentences what the hell has this got to do with Pompey?
mike_field
I can't even be bothered to point out the inaccuracies in your post let alone the pointless nature of your assumptions. Here's a hint, spend less time attacking others for their thoughts and implying they are only happy when things go bad and try reading more. All that aside, apart from your two sentences what the hell has this got to do with Pompey?
mike_field
I'm going for a 2-1 win for us with Gabby & Carew the scorers. A trademark Richard Dunne OG too. I really hope Gardner gets the nod tomorrow in the 4-5-1. I have a bad feeling that MO'N is going to switch back to 4-4-2 with Heskey. Using the Reo-Coker incident as an excuse. Hopefully I'm wrong though.
StuLinney
I'm going for a 2-1 win for us with Gabby & Carew the scorers. A trademark Richard Dunne OG too. I really hope Gardner gets the nod tomorrow in the 4-5-1. I have a bad feeling that MO'N is going to switch back to 4-4-2 with Heskey. Using the Reo-Coker incident as an excuse. Hopefully I'm wrong though.
StuLinney
What "innacuracies" would they be??? I haven't "attacked" anyone!!! Would never boo or "attack" a fellow Villan (and would never advocate booing or attacking one either). Nothing wrong with a bit of banter M_F, unless you think we should all agree on here??? The MON_NRC "fight" got more reaction (in a shorter space of time) than the win over the Bluenose Alliance. It's perfectly reasonable for that to be pointed out!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
What "innacuracies" would they be??? I haven't "attacked" anyone!!! Would never boo or "attack" a fellow Villan (and would never advocate booing or attacking one either). Nothing wrong with a bit of banter M_F, unless you think we should all agree on here??? The MON_NRC "fight" got more reaction (in a shorter space of time) than the win over the Bluenose Alliance. It's perfectly reasonable for that to be pointed out!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
3-0 Villa with another strong defence holding off a poor one man attacking pompey. Goals could come from Delph (hopefully he gets a start), Carew and Gabby. Finally the bell will be ringing alright..............for claret n blue! UTV.
holte ender 1969
3-0 Villa with another strong defence holding off a poor one man attacking pompey. Goals could come from Delph (hopefully he gets a start), Carew and Gabby. Finally the bell will be ringing alright..............for claret n blue! UTV.
holte ender 1969
Short version -

1 - Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool etc not looking so strong so we should be going for the title this season - I actually took that as humour.

2 - we know what the bust up was about (hence the read more bit, it's covered vividly in the forum), nothing to do on the face of it with the paper speculation of Guzman.

3 - So what if NRC v Mon had 40 comments, it's slightly topical and would interest people - is that a surprise?

4 - I think you'll find, although I agree you don't have the benefit of site stats, that we don't suddenly get a boost when 'things are going wrong'. If however you want to claim the site is busier when things go wrong because as previously mentioned NRC v Monny got 40 comments go for your life. Although I'm sure if you looked around you'd find plenty of articles on here get over 40 comments - not just the 'oh things are going wrong' ones.

5 - Again we aren't quiet when things go well, when things go well actually we slightly busier as there are usually more articles because everyone is happy and the club like offering out happy stories, so comments get split between more articles - again reading would prove that.

6 - erm nope those nasty fans like me who are negative doomsayers and will bring about the ruination of the club because we are realistic and don't blindly believe in Monny are still here, not sure how you missed us to be fair. The quietest bunch actually are those who only came on to have a go at fellow fans who weren't happy lol

7 - We are already the best cheers, and as said we do fine regardless of whether we win or lose, in fact we kind of like it when we win - surprising you may think given we are fans.

8 - Erm Guzman was mentioned, it was in the Villa Times because it was a story based on 3 paragraphs most probably made up by a journalist with no quotes from either the clubs mentioned, the player or his agent. What is known as 'unfounded speculation', and most likely BS. Especially as the window has just shut and doesn't open for a whole 3 odd months. My apologies for not giving more time to the bored ramblings of a journalist who himself probably expected people to take it with a pinch of salt.

9 - Again back to the NRC v Monny debate, it had one article. I think you'll find the number of articles/amount of coverage and reaction to the Blues win actually numbered, sorry I've given up counting at 12 separate pieces. That's of course ignoring any articles in the lead up. Now if you have the time and still believe as a negative site there is more reaction to a full on verbal and potentially alleged physical fight between our manager and a player - then please count the number of comments/reactions to the Blues win given they are spread out first.

As said, read around a little more - you'd have known most of that if you had.
mike_field
Short version -

1 - Chelsea, Man U, Liverpool etc not looking so strong so we should be going for the title this season - I actually took that as humour.

2 - we know what the bust up was about (hence the read more bit, it's covered vividly in the forum), nothing to do on the face of it with the paper speculation of Guzman.

3 - So what if NRC v Mon had 40 comments, it's slightly topical and would interest people - is that a surprise?

4 - I think you'll find, although I agree you don't have the benefit of site stats, that we don't suddenly get a boost when 'things are going wrong'. If however you want to claim the site is busier when things go wrong because as previously mentioned NRC v Monny got 40 comments go for your life. Although I'm sure if you looked around you'd find plenty of articles on here get over 40 comments - not just the 'oh things are going wrong' ones.

5 - Again we aren't quiet when things go well, when things go well actually we slightly busier as there are usually more articles because everyone is happy and the club like offering out happy stories, so comments get split between more articles - again reading would prove that.

6 - erm nope those nasty fans like me who are negative doomsayers and will bring about the ruination of the club because we are realistic and don't blindly believe in Monny are still here, not sure how you missed us to be fair. The quietest bunch actually are those who only came on to have a go at fellow fans who weren't happy lol

7 - We are already the best cheers, and as said we do fine regardless of whether we win or lose, in fact we kind of like it when we win - surprising you may think given we are fans.

8 - Erm Guzman was mentioned, it was in the Villa Times because it was a story based on 3 paragraphs most probably made up by a journalist with no quotes from either the clubs mentioned, the player or his agent. What is known as 'unfounded speculation', and most likely BS. Especially as the window has just shut and doesn't open for a whole 3 odd months. My apologies for not giving more time to the bored ramblings of a journalist who himself probably expected people to take it with a pinch of salt.

9 - Again back to the NRC v Monny debate, it had one article. I think you'll find the number of articles/amount of coverage and reaction to the Blues win actually numbered, sorry I've given up counting at 12 separate pieces. That's of course ignoring any articles in the lead up. Now if you have the time and still believe as a negative site there is more reaction to a full on verbal and potentially alleged physical fight between our manager and a player - then please count the number of comments/reactions to the Blues win given they are spread out first.

As said, read around a little more - you'd have known most of that if you had.
mike_field
WOAH! What's all this serious stuff on here?

FEAR HELP!
murph
WOAH! What's all this serious stuff on here?

FEAR HELP!
murph
totally unrealistic match prediction, it will be at least 74 for us!
The Fear
totally unrealistic match prediction, it will be at least 74 for us!
The Fear
Mystic Mug says 3-1 the Villa.
The Fear
Mystic Mug says 3-1 the Villa.
The Fear
Of all the "editors" on here m_f, you take criticism the most personally, even though I wasn't even slating you. You're also so modest, describing yourself as "the best". You can slate the Villa all you like on here, but don't dare criticize this website, otherwise the VV Thought Police will be after you. If villa are aiming for the mythical "fourth" spot, why shouldn't the club believe the title is also possible. The side weren't far off last season (before Stoke etc). Player for player I don't see any of the "big four (or five)", being all that unbeatable, with their ageing stalwarts and inexperienced youngsters. Maybe you've been brainwashed by the people at Sky Sports and the MegaClub corporation, to believe the league title "isn't for the likes of Villa". As for criticism of "negative" fans, I was talking about the ultra-negative crew (we all know who they are), not you. I've also been very vocal in my criticism of MON, which you'd know if you read posts other than your own, the ones you agree with or those that get up your nose. I've never called anyone "nasty" or a "doomsayer???" (shouldn't that be "naysayer" or "doommonger"???). Chill out.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Of all the "editors" on here m_f, you take criticism the most personally, even though I wasn't even slating you. You're also so modest, describing yourself as "the best". You can slate the Villa all you like on here, but don't dare criticize this website, otherwise the VV Thought Police will be after you. If villa are aiming for the mythical "fourth" spot, why shouldn't the club believe the title is also possible. The side weren't far off last season (before Stoke etc). Player for player I don't see any of the "big four (or five)", being all that unbeatable, with their ageing stalwarts and inexperienced youngsters. Maybe you've been brainwashed by the people at Sky Sports and the MegaClub corporation, to believe the league title "isn't for the likes of Villa". As for criticism of "negative" fans, I was talking about the ultra-negative crew (we all know who they are), not you. I've also been very vocal in my criticism of MON, which you'd know if you read posts other than your own, the ones you agree with or those that get up your nose. I've never called anyone "nasty" or a "doomsayer???" (shouldn't that be "naysayer" or "doommonger"???). Chill out.
VillaWillRiseAgain
VWRA - the other posts were heavily commented on because we were having a bit of a laugh at it all - No negativity in sight...
ljkal
VWRA - the other posts were heavily commented on because we were having a bit of a laugh at it all - No negativity in sight...
ljkal
Stuart Atwell is ref? He's the one that gave that 'goal' in the Watford v Reading game last season, and the one who fell for the gary Chaill 'head injury' when he handled the ball in the box against us last season...could be entertaining with HIM in charge.
jonah
Stuart Atwell is ref? He's the one that gave that 'goal' in the Watford v Reading game last season, and the one who fell for the gary Chaill 'head injury' when he handled the ball in the box against us last season...could be entertaining with HIM in charge.
jonah
Mike and RiseAgain - you are both villa. everybody love everybody in the claret and blue army! we are one, we are strong - the more you hold us down, the more we press on. etc. UTV, 3 - 0 today. milly, aggy and JC. peace!
benji_starsky_avfc
Mike and RiseAgain - you are both villa. everybody love everybody in the claret and blue army! we are one, we are strong - the more you hold us down, the more we press on. etc. UTV, 3 - 0 today. milly, aggy and JC. peace!
benji_starsky_avfc
I'm not loving the majority in here because they ruined my preview with serious discussion. As for you JF, at least 74? Well yes...as I said we'd get 76!
murph
I'm not loving the majority in here because they ruined my preview with serious discussion. As for you JF, at least 74? Well yes...as I said we'd get 76!
murph
Murph, I read your previews, there needs to be an air of seriousness to offset the lunacy of them!

Now I'm off to my corner to cry being the sensitive soul I am because I obviously upset you.

In other news, VWRA you're assuming I took it personally, I was responding generally and then with facts. As for modesty, I think you'll find I was calling the site the best which I believe it is, and what's wrong with singing the praises of something you're proud of?

Then again if you want to imply the people involved in this site (and in that I include all our members) prefer it when we lose because we get to be busier, don't be surprised when the idiocy and warped thought of the comment is pointed out to you.

Brainwashed by Sky PMSL - moving on.

I am a member of the ultra negative crew, thought that was plainly obvious - others have noticed lol but again you're still missing the point, it's the match preview thread, why exactly do you feel the need to dig at those who don't look at Monny through rose tinted specs, and then dig at the site for enjoying on pitch failure? Hardly the time or the place, even if 'vocal about Monny' is meant to be some kind of defence for you.

As for doomsayers, I was having a giggle even though it passed you by - I'm fed up of describing myself as a doommonger so I thought I'd try something different.

So the bottom line is, ultimately - you have nothing constructive to add to my list so you're going with the 'calm down it's only a commercial dear' response. Fair do's, I'm off to ignore all the posts that aren't my own whilst approving them for others to read.

Oh and ps, I'm not really that sensitive, I just have a keen bull***** detector and can't help pointing it out and laughing when I see it.
mike_field
Murph, I read your previews, there needs to be an air of seriousness to offset the lunacy of them!

Now I'm off to my corner to cry being the sensitive soul I am because I obviously upset you.

In other news, VWRA you're assuming I took it personally, I was responding generally and then with facts. As for modesty, I think you'll find I was calling the site the best which I believe it is, and what's wrong with singing the praises of something you're proud of?

Then again if you want to imply the people involved in this site (and in that I include all our members) prefer it when we lose because we get to be busier, don't be surprised when the idiocy and warped thought of the comment is pointed out to you.

Brainwashed by Sky PMSL - moving on.

I am a member of the ultra negative crew, thought that was plainly obvious - others have noticed lol but again you're still missing the point, it's the match preview thread, why exactly do you feel the need to dig at those who don't look at Monny through rose tinted specs, and then dig at the site for enjoying on pitch failure? Hardly the time or the place, even if 'vocal about Monny' is meant to be some kind of defence for you.

As for doomsayers, I was having a giggle even though it passed you by - I'm fed up of describing myself as a doommonger so I thought I'd try something different.

So the bottom line is, ultimately - you have nothing constructive to add to my list so you're going with the 'calm down it's only a commercial dear' response. Fair do's, I'm off to ignore all the posts that aren't my own whilst approving them for others to read.

Oh and ps, I'm not really that sensitive, I just have a keen bull***** detector and can't help pointing it out and laughing when I see it.
mike_field
m_f, I shouldn't rise to the bait, shoddy provocateur that you are, however I will. You're such a pantomime villain ("Villan"??), you make Robbie Savage and Joey Barton seem respectable. I should be flattered that you wrote nine paragraphs of BS on my account (albeit funny BS). You, "ultra negative"? Never. You're what Peter Mandelson called a "kindly ******cat". When I think of how The Fear once mentioned lame Hull City fans screaming, "attack, attack", you spring to mind. You're the Worthers Originals of footie "journalists". I've never implied that the staff at VV go down on their bended knees and thank God/Allah/Jehova/Buddha/whoever, when the Villa lose. I merely pointed out that the site seems to be busier when something negative happens. Newspapers have long realised that "bad news sells". Then again m_f, if you were a proper journo you'd know that. I'm pretty sure you won't let this go, however it's getting boring now.
VillaWillRiseAgain
m_f, I shouldn't rise to the bait, shoddy provocateur that you are, however I will. You're such a pantomime villain ("Villan"??), you make Robbie Savage and Joey Barton seem respectable. I should be flattered that you wrote nine paragraphs of BS on my account (albeit funny BS). You, "ultra negative"? Never. You're what Peter Mandelson called a "kindly ******cat". When I think of how The Fear once mentioned lame Hull City fans screaming, "attack, attack", you spring to mind. You're the Worthers Originals of footie "journalists". I've never implied that the staff at VV go down on their bended knees and thank God/Allah/Jehova/Buddha/whoever, when the Villa lose. I merely pointed out that the site seems to be busier when something negative happens. Newspapers have long realised that "bad news sells". Then again m_f, if you were a proper journo you'd know that. I'm pretty sure you won't let this go, however it's getting boring now.
VillaWillRiseAgain
See I knew it would be worth it, that's fanastic! PMSL I've never been compared to Darth Mandy before, I think I should be quite proud of that lol That said if I was a proper journo still I'd be making stories up about Guzman 3 months prior to the transfer window rather than focusing on the real and important news of the day!

I enjoyed that, I hope you liked writing it as much as I liked reading it. In fact that's going to be added to my siggie on the forum - join in, you might get why I'm finding this funny then!
mike_field
See I knew it would be worth it, that's fanastic! PMSL I've never been compared to Darth Mandy before, I think I should be quite proud of that lol That said if I was a proper journo still I'd be making stories up about Guzman 3 months prior to the transfer window rather than focusing on the real and important news of the day!

I enjoyed that, I hope you liked writing it as much as I liked reading it. In fact that's going to be added to my siggie on the forum - join in, you might get why I'm finding this funny then!
mike_field
you talk about the negative posters on here VWRA and yet you seen to just want to moan about fellow fans, seriously mate, we take all opinions and have all different articles, if you can only see the negative in what is done and said go elsewhere, don't want to force you to have to endure this site, would much rather you stuck around and enjoyed mind you. This and most of the rest is just meant to be a laugh, Vital Villa doesn't need the team to be doing badly to do well, *****ed off at that suggestion, we do very nicely thanks and do plenty of positive things for Villa as they do for us.... eg today going to the game 4 hours early to spend the time with the guys at a consultation about the official site. People, chill, it is just a Villa site, it is just a laugh... stick heads out of the window, take some deep breaths and chill.

By the way, the player Jonathan de Guzman was mentioned in the Villa Times on this site and has a thread in the forum. The reason I didn't do an article on it is I know the link it a total pile of pants.
The Fear
you talk about the negative posters on here VWRA and yet you seen to just want to moan about fellow fans, seriously mate, we take all opinions and have all different articles, if you can only see the negative in what is done and said go elsewhere, don't want to force you to have to endure this site, would much rather you stuck around and enjoyed mind you. This and most of the rest is just meant to be a laugh, Vital Villa doesn't need the team to be doing badly to do well, *****ed off at that suggestion, we do very nicely thanks and do plenty of positive things for Villa as they do for us.... eg today going to the game 4 hours early to spend the time with the guys at a consultation about the official site. People, chill, it is just a Villa site, it is just a laugh... stick heads out of the window, take some deep breaths and chill.

By the way, the player Jonathan de Guzman was mentioned in the Villa Times on this site and has a thread in the forum. The reason I didn't do an article on it is I know the link it a total pile of pants.
The Fear
The Fear- I thought it was fairly obvious that a lot of the "banter" between m_f and myself was fairly tounge in cheek. Read the posts again and hopefully you'll see that. I even acknowledged that his penultimate post made me laugh. I wouldn't be on here if I didn't rate this site highly. Like many other posters on here, I read VV for ages, before becoming a poster. I'm not like the guy who described this site as "rotten to the core". That was totally out of order. There are some posters (and you must know who they are), who see a half-empty Villa glass in everything, and take a lot of pleasure in slating everything AVFC. I appreciate the work you and the other contributers do on VF/VV. I still think as m_f rightly said, that this is the best AVFC fan site. As I said, read the posts again, there is a lot of humour between the barbs. UTV!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
The Fear- I thought it was fairly obvious that a lot of the "banter" between m_f and myself was fairly tounge in cheek. Read the posts again and hopefully you'll see that. I even acknowledged that his penultimate post made me laugh. I wouldn't be on here if I didn't rate this site highly. Like many other posters on here, I read VV for ages, before becoming a poster. I'm not like the guy who described this site as "rotten to the core". That was totally out of order. There are some posters (and you must know who they are), who see a half-empty Villa glass in everything, and take a lot of pleasure in slating everything AVFC. I appreciate the work you and the other contributers do on VF/VV. I still think as m_f rightly said, that this is the best AVFC fan site. As I said, read the posts again, there is a lot of humour between the barbs. UTV!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
Could that even be tongue in cheek VWRA?

Scraping the barrel when the spelling police come out I know, but at least it gives the thought police a weekend off.
mike_field
Could that even be tongue in cheek VWRA?

Scraping the barrel when the spelling police come out I know, but at least it gives the thought police a weekend off.
mike_field
40 comments on the NRC and MON fight? A 5th of those comments are about Balti Pies FFS. Get a life and comment about the article.
Hoss The Villain
40 comments on the NRC and MON fight? A 5th of those comments are about Balti Pies FFS. Get a life and comment about the article.
Hoss The Villain
 

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