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“Believe We Won’t Struggle” – Positives For Villa Ahead Of The New Campaign

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Many Aston Villa fans can probably be forgiven for having a slightly depressive outlook given the last decade we have had. There’s certainly every reason to be distrustful and doubtful about the calibre of supposed transfer targets given our relative lack of success in the market in recent years but it’s not all doom and gloom as Vital Villa forum member Villa 4 Ever recently pointed out.

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Martinez might be better than Heaton and last all season, command and organise the defence, something we haven’t had properly since Brad Friedel.

Targett might actually have a better season, he’s just had one hell of a kicking last season and he’ll be better for it. Never know he might get some competent competition in the likes of Danny Rose/Rico Henry.

Mings and Konsa will be better this season, We’ve had some decent games in pre-season, we beat both Man Utd and Arsenal who fielded quite strong sides, yes only a friendly, but with the teams they put out, with players looking to impress they’ll be expecting the wins, we finished last season as one of the strongest sides.

SJM is back to 100% now, DS said he was at 80% after he came back from injury and said he’s raring to go.

Already Jack Grealish and Watkins are linking up well, Grealish himself says it’s coming on already, Luiz won’t have a bad start like last season, and Grealish has something to prove to Southgate to keep getting picked.

IF Cash doesn’t perform and impress then we know we’ve got Guilbert who will be improved as well.

With the likes of Traore instead of Ghazi it’ll be like playing with an extra player on the field, I can see us getting another winger in be it King, Benrahma or Rashica, as soon as that happens Grealish can move into the centre and really start linking midfield to attack something we also lacked last season.

After listening to Dean Smith today I really expect us to get at least 3 more players, my money is on 2 wingers and a left back.

Like everyone has said it would be nice to have an experienced CB, but I believe we won’t struggle like last season, Grealish himself expects the team to be finishing between 8-12th realistically I think 12-15th.

Cheer up guys we could have a blinder of a season!

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  • andy reeves says:

    quality upgrades in every department. i’d like to see another decent left back brought in a bit of luck the team hasn’t had in recent years i can see a very good side coming together no relegation worries this year. villa will be a completely different animal than last year. i fancy a couple of good cup runs too UTV

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