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by Brum Royal
31 Jan 2019 12:54
Forum: Rumours and Gossip
Topic: Meite & Bacuna off
Replies: 12
Views: 3110

Re: Meite & Bacuna off

F365 11:17: Bacuna to become a Bluebird

Neil Warnock is getting busy. Ex-Villa utility man Leandro Bacuna is in Cardiff for a medial ahead of a £3.5million move from Reading.


Who F365's source is, I don't know, they don't say
by Brum Royal
25 Jan 2019 13:38
Forum: The Team
Topic: CONFIMRED - Matt Miazga
Replies: 132
Views: 9583

CONFIMRED - Matt Miazga

Reading have signed USA international Matt Miazga on loan from Chelsea for the rest of the season. The 23-year-old former New York Red Bulls defender becomes the fifth loan signing of the January transfer window after the arrivals of Ovie Ejaria, Lewis Baker, Nelson Oliveira and Emiliano Martinez. M...
by Brum Royal
21 Jan 2019 12:55
Forum: The Team
Topic: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time
Replies: 181
Views: 17930

Re: The Next 8 games - Make or Break Time

Bolton (a) - W
Villa (H) - D
Weds (a) - D
Blackburn (H) - L
Sheff Utd (a) - L
Rotherham (H) - W
Ipswich (a) - W
Wigan (H) - W

14/24
by Brum Royal
17 Jan 2019 08:22
Forum: General Football
Topic: Dirty LOLeeds
Replies: 401
Views: 21235

Re: Dirty LOLeeds

Surely it's the kind of preparation you'd hope all managers were doing on other clubs
by Brum Royal
15 Nov 2018 13:03
Forum: The Team
Topic: Opposition fans back from the game
Replies: 2021
Views: 458079

Re: Opposition fans back from the game

I don't mind Portman Road. I think if the tickets were 10 quid cheaper then many of the grumbles about the ground wouldn't be so vociferous, 35 quid is far too much for what it is.
by Brum Royal
24 Oct 2018 08:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Birmingham (A)
Replies: 47
Views: 8039

Re: BFTG Birmingham (A)

I was there (nice local one for me). First half I thought we were ok to decent. The game seemed to be played at two paces though which I found odd, either walking pace or all out frantic, but at least when we did lift the tempo we carried a threat. However, we were guilty of quite a few sloppy passe...
by Brum Royal
24 Oct 2018 08:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG Birmingham (A)
Replies: 47
Views: 8039

Re: BFTG Birmingham (A)

3points I cannot remember one occasion where Jaakkola kicked the ball long.


He did a few times tbf, generally in the direction of Bod. Agree with most of the rest of your post.
by Brum Royal
24 Oct 2018 08:24
Forum: The Team
Topic: Clement's wishy-washy starting 11's...
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Clement's wishy-washy starting 11's...

Arguably, it isn't the "wishy washy" starting 11s that seem to be the problem, more the second half of matches. Generally we've not been too bad in the first half of games (and again last night).
by Brum Royal
08 Oct 2018 13:30
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5713
Views: 294710

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

When is Mark Hughes getting sacked? Great player, terrible manager! He's got worse, but that might be a product of the teams he's having to manage, but he wasn't always a poor manager. He did well for Wales, Blackburn and, to an extent, City before things have certainly gone downhill. I think he di...
by Brum Royal
08 Oct 2018 10:28
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG West Brom
Replies: 111
Views: 16764

Re: BFTG West Brom

I've not seen the game or highlights yet, but just wanted to offer some thoughts. From what I've seen so far Walker looks a solid keeper, made some good saves at Preston, and again in the QPR defeat, and yet from the comments on here you'd think he was Peter van der Kwaak reincarnated. I'm a keeper ...
by Brum Royal
04 Oct 2018 13:25
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5713
Views: 294710

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

The problems are all to do with behind the scenes stuff and three if not four managers squads packaged, with a promotion or bust mentality that starts at the top. Even if Bruce had got promoted, the other issues would have remained. Anything sound familiar about this... (although maybe not quite pr...
by Brum Royal
04 Oct 2018 11:29
Forum: General Football
Topic: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round
Replies: 5713
Views: 294710

Re: The Manager Sack Race/Merry-go-Round

Villa supporting colleagues of mine's main gripe with Bruce is that they've got one fit centre back in James Chester, and have been fudging it by playing Jedinak in as a makeshift centre back pretty much the whole season. The squad on Tuesday night had just Chester (who got sent off and now misses t...
by Brum Royal
03 Oct 2018 08:57
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFT - I don’t know what to call it
Replies: 143
Views: 15006

Re: BFT - I don’t know what to call it

Not even Coppell would be able to motivate this lot. Coppell's answer is to recruit the right people in the first place. The right characters. People that have something to prove. I don't think any manager, Guardiola included would be able to get more from this group than Clement. The job that Clem...
by Brum Royal
18 Sep 2018 09:29
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Preston
Replies: 69
Views: 12129

Re: BFTG - Preston

I was also at Deepdale on Saturday. It was nice to come away with the 3 points, and also have a little bit of fortune going our way, but equally working hard to make the most of the good fortune and not being behind when perhaps we should have been at half time. I like the look of Walker, made some ...
by Brum Royal
11 Sep 2018 18:32
Forum: The Team
Topic: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the season starts here
Replies: 155
Views: 13145

Re: MATCHWATCH : Preston North End (a) sponsored by the season starts here

Combining the game with a trip to my in laws for the weekend who live locally. Hopefully, we'll manage to get something.
by Brum Royal
05 Sep 2018 16:59
Forum: The Team
Topic: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.
Replies: 157
Views: 15395

Re: Where have the hardcore gone? Culture loss.

A lot of the problems ultimately feed back to the team on the pitch. As others have pointed out, we need to see them care, to want it, to give their all, to go for the win or (figuratively) die trying. Whilst I don't accept the notion that these players don't care, there aren't enough moments that e...
by Brum Royal
29 Aug 2018 08:31
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Aston Villa (A)
Replies: 76
Views: 14384

Re: BFTG - Aston Villa (A)

Brummroyal I’m confused. The bit about Aluko continuing to leave Blackett exposed. Blackett is our left back, Aluko plays on the right wing ? I’m sure it’s me missing a tactical switch ! Have we put Aluko on the left ? Aluko played for parts of the first half on the left wing in front of us. The tw...
by Brum Royal
28 Aug 2018 09:41
Forum: The Team
Topic: BFTG - Aston Villa (A)
Replies: 76
Views: 14384

Re: BFTG - Aston Villa (A)

Bel8d back from the game from me. I thought this was a significant upgrade on the performance at Villa Park from Clement's second(?) game in charge at the back end of last season. In that game we had zero attacking threat, tried to simply defend and got battered 4-0. On Saturday, we created some exc...
by Brum Royal
07 Aug 2018 12:56
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4598
Views: 483224

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Any idea on what the squiggly thing is next to the name?
by Brum Royal
27 Jul 2018 11:06
Forum: Club Policies
Topic: Next seasons kit choice?
Replies: 4598
Views: 483224

Re: Next seasons kit choice?

Big fan of the new home kit. 8/10

Agreed the away kit would look better in plain black but still decent. 6/10

Nice to see the keepers back in a sensible colour rather than luminous pink. 9/10
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