Date: 10th August 2018 at 5:09pm
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Unoial Villa News…

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A round up of Aston Villa news, views and social media coverage, via the uno fish ial one… Multiple article authors … you can see who wrote each one at the top of articles.

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Not a very easy move this one is it?  Some are saying no way should he have gone there, but it’s a job, if he can’t break into the Villa side – and it’s obvious now he can’t – then he has to take what offers come along.

Villa Continue Supporting Birmingham With Another Midfield Deal

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Hey ho, he was set to sign, he was at The Belfry and then apparently hot-footed it down to Fulham. Whatever, we only need committed players here.

Fulham Confirm Left-Back Capture – Premier League Pull Scuppered Villa’s Interest

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Class touch from Snoddy, still hope we get him back and could then buy him.  He fit in so well at Villa.

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Some very good news for Aston Villa. A windfall from the sell on clause:

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Forum thread:  Season ticket holders told to get to the game early, but why?

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Kevan Grealish, brother to Jack (you might have worked out) has his say on Twitter

A Possible Grealish Perspective Given Recent Tantrum Headlines – Now We Wait For Late Deals To Be Announced

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A double whammy. Talk of Jed leaving on loan – slightly before official – but then a pop at James Nursey for his recent trash reporting.

Steve Bruce Lets Slip About Villa Player Exit Today

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Jed on loan, it wasn’t meant to be official, but Brucey made it so! Very good!

Steve Bruce Lets Slip About Villa Player Exit Today

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Sounds absolutely ideal and as Alan Stubbs says, at a snip. Very exciting as he’s only 23. We are, at last, building for the future.

“Naturally left-footed, he’s big and strong, can score a goal, he gets about the pitch.” Villa Have The Snip Of The Transfer Window

Forum thread

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Click here to join in on the Vital Villa prediction league

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Aston Villa Get Midfield Boost Ahead Of Wigan Clash & Eyes Remain On Our Youth

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Thought for the day: “What do you call a monkey in a minefield? A baboom!…….”

The previous Villa Times: The Madness Of The Transfer Will End Soon, A Look At The Latest News & Views From Today

Well The Aston Villa News Today All Seems Alarmingly Positive. What Is Going On
Signs Of Intent, We Get Closer To Not Selling Any Players And A Former Captain Denies Reports

 

10 Replies to “Delight At Signing, A Boost From Sell On Clause, One That Got Away And ‘Let’s Get To Work’”

  • Am I only the one who is wondering what happened to our estimated 25-30 million FFP shortfall??!!

    Either Villa are going to call the EFLs bluff on punishing us with more than a fine or the new owners have a great skill at handling (cooking) the books to reflect a profit making year despite a drop in parachute payments.

    Any other explanations would be much appreciated since I have a concern this could rear its head at the worst of times!

    • As we said in our pieces, the best guesswork we could do always halved the £40million spoken about. There is an FFP hole but it’s (to us) no where near as severe as was made out. If the players we’ve seen arrive earn less than the players we’ve seen leave (not hard Terry alone) we have already dented FFP despite no sales.

  • I think the new owners will face the music in regard to FFP and hope we get nothing worse than a QPR style punishment (e.g. £xx M to pay over Y years). I don’t see any other solution now. Grealish is staying put and no one else will generate anything above £10M in sale value.

    I mentioned yesterday that there are eight senior players, who will have their contract concluded at the end of this season, None look likely to get the offer of new terms, but all will leave after the FFP assessment.

    A couple of things have struck me in this transfer window in regard to departures. We appear to have had next to no player enquiries, probably due to the exceptionally high wages we pay as a Championship club. We also have a large proportion of players will little sell-on value.

    Now, Bruce’s short-termist approach to acquire ‘experience’ might still work, but it didn’t last season. His new bosses seem to have cottoned on to his buying preference and instructed him to buy in younger legs. The problem is that we now have last season’s legacy to live with.

    I fancy there will be a big clear out come June, mainly based on expiring contracts. However, I think we will have to hope the FFP panel refrain from slapping us with a transfer embargo or points reduction. Hopefully, the QPR case will be taken as a precedent to work to.

    • It would be a mistake to hope but not spending big this summer, we have that leeway back under Sawiris and Edens that Xia didn’t. Pointing to those who will leave after the determination might not count for much, but it stands as mitigation in our favour as well as you point out.

      FFP hasn’t gone anywhere, but it’s at least more rosy I think as I fail to see how our new additions haven’t already provided a further saving on last year. So again, we’ve moved further to compliance which even if we don’t comply, is a tick and a thumbs up for the new owners.

  • Agree with both of you Mike & Tony – interesting comments. Can add that the ( in my opinion ) the FFP issue is no longer a major problem. There are ways to solve the issue and our new owners will know how to do it – the share issue ( 8M I believe ) is an example.
    The real issue is on the pitch and if SB can adapt his methods or not. I think it was the best decision to retain SB but I am sure that if we look like missing out on an automatic promotion spot then he will be immediately replaced. He has to go for it and use the players he has to the best of their abilities.

  • Ffp still huge, you forgetting January. If grealish plays well his stock will go up. These guys don’t need cash flow like nurse x. Grealish will be a sacrifice in January to meet ffp(Cause most other players are worth pennies). Then in March we will see what these owners are really about. So glad spurs did not get him on the cheap. They are genius at getting youth cheap.

  • Ali – believe me the FFP issue can be resolved without selling JG. Our new owners know how to do it. It is a ” trading result ” spread over 3 years. There are numerous ways of getting around the problem as ManCity, PSG and others have done for years. Our new owners know how to do it. It was a real issue with Dr Tony but his main problem was cash and that is no longer the case.

  • I hop you right dj. But I remember Mike saying a while ago. Championship ffp is a world apart from premier league ffp. I’m March 2019 we have to show balancing books in line to the 3 year ffp. We need to show sales by then.

  • It is interesting isn’t it? Can’t wait to see what the new owners plan is. The likes of Mike F and Tony J plus DJFrance are better at it than me, I always read their opinions, then as it’s me… forget!!

  • This is fiscal policy basics. To not annoy ffp it seems we need income of 20 to 30 mil by March 2019. So I really believe we will sell grealish in January. But all is good cause villa were in the jaws of entering a black hole. The macro change in owners. Will be very interesting times ahead. Unless there is a rule in ffp about new owners may not be so liable for bad past ownership. Funny thing in law when you got lawyers like the owners we got, we in very powerful hands. Brain, money and strategy. Mendes link was awesome to hear.

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