27 Aug 2020 13:12:03
Looks like Matt. D. is off to Spurs fof £12 plus add ons according to Daily Star.
Great player for us and will be missed, but if true then there's definitely players coming in.
But who.?

1.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 13:22:12
Talksport saying the deal has been completed.

2.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 13:34:17
Well if the media is right the say good bye to all our best players. and say good bye to PL as well .

3.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 13:51:57

4.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 13:56:12
I REALLY don't understand this one! Spurs are playing hard ball to get more money for Aurier than we are getting for the player replacing him?! I can only assume Matt wants out or a new contract but still don't really get it 😭.

5.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 14:35:09
Fable666 I have said before the end of last season we will struggle next season. All the good work is going up in smoke I'm afraid.

6.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 14:57:45
Lets hope they have someone ready to come in, but this reminds me of Bennett and Cav going. A mistake.

7.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 15:16:42
Bennet really wasn't good enough for the level we aspire. Cav is more relevant but I'd still say Podence/ Neto/ Jota are all better than him so it's not really a loss.

8.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 15:19:02
You mean like when we let Bennett, Cav and Costa go only to go on a get even more points in the PL than when they were here.

9.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 15:26:32
You also said the same before the beginning of the last two seasons SQ, which has seen us get our best League finishes in hisory! Still though say it for enough seasons in a row and through the laws of averages you will probs be right sooner or later! 🤣.

10.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 15:37:11
Looking at what's happening I think we have deals done .

11.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 16:46:24
As I said to Jas M I did not predict struggle the first season under Nuno in the prem.

12.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 17:38:24
Matt Doherty gone, I told you you would start losing your big players and Matt is only the beginning, he obviously wanted to stay after watching his video but ultimately he was shown the door.

I have seen it at Villa, Albion and Blues and now it will come to you boys. Your top players will be sold off over the coming few seasons and replaced with far cheaper and much lesser players and you will gradually slip down the table.

Yes there will be some investment from the owners to keep fans onboard and dreaming but in reality it won't be anywhere near the amount you need to take you where you want to be. Nuno will eventually fall out with the owners over it and will end up sacked.

This is how it goes I'm afraid and although now you don't/ won't want to believe me you will over time see for yourselves. Enjoy the ride you are on the downward slope now.

How's the new stadium coming along, I hear it looks nice. Lol.

13.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 18:19:48
Haha, least we've got some big players to lose! 🤣.

14.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 18:45:58
AVillaFan, I see Grealish is staying at Villa Park. Is that because your owners are pulling out all the stops to build an empire down in B6, or is it because most football clubs have realised that actually, he ain't that good.

15.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 20:11:25
AVillaFan’s post is a sobering message. No owner, chairman, board or coach wants their team to do other than progress year on year. The reality is very few achieve this. Our last three seasons have been a fantastic journey but we can take nothing for granted. One or two wrong decisions can very easily change the internal dynamic within a squad and all momentum is lost. I don’t think AVillaFan’s post was malicious In anyway, simply a cautionary tale.
Personally think Doherty is integral to the way we play and has been a key player for a number of years. If he does go I wish him all the best but more importantly I hope we replace with someone who can equal his impact. Criticism is that his chance conversion was not great but I would counter that with the argument that he had an uncanny knack of arriving in the box undetected and that’s a pretty good trait for any footballer.

16.) 27 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 20:44:39
Of course villa fan could be right. Nuno would have seen after Olympiacos and Seville that we are in desperate need of quality additions and said as much. His delay in contract negotiations is not coincidence. If he don't get what he wants he may walk. The ball is in Fosuns court now. They have to get this window right. If they do, then there's no reason we can't push on. Doc or no doc.

17.) 28 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 21:36:26
Are we still referring to cav and costa? really, both I liked btw, but their struggles to obtain first slots in Championship teams surely puts weight behind the release. ah not going there again!
We almost sell a player and wham, its collapse, cave in drop through the divisions time again, catastrophe doom and gloom can't believe some on here.
Im going to wait and see what happens in the window, so at least I have something to base my views on!

18.) 28 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 21:55:04
If Doc is going it could be for a number of reasons none of us here know.
Maybe Doc feels his game is restricted with Traore playing ahead of him and wants out.
Maybe we have players comming in of better quality and need to finance this.
Maybe Doc punched Nuno and that was that.

SQ I worry about your mental health despite 3 great seasons your still forecasting the apocalypse and for some strange reason after they have spent a fortune Fosun are just going to cash in, just can't be a good outlook on life.

19.) 28 Aug 2020
27 Aug 2020 22:27:47
Or maybe Nuno ain't signed because he's on holiday.

20.) 28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020 15:10:59
Nuno said we need quality players to move on.
so now we will find out, because there is more players going out, either by loan or sale than coming in, so looking on positive side I believe Nuno is bringing better players in for good of club, as to because if not we are in serious trouble.

21.) 28 Aug 2020
28 Aug 2020 20:47:34
Has Nuno let us down with signings?

Cutrone was homesick and the defender whose name I forget has been swiftly moved out but we signed loads of good players meantime we have nearly a team full of internationals only Coady in fact missing the fun and I still think his time will come.

22.) 29 Aug 2020
29 Aug 2020 22:32:43
That didn't take long that's Coady called up for England.