Date: 27th July 2018 at 8:00am
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Aston Villa suffered their first pre-season loss on Wednesday evening as we faced West Ham United at Walsall’s Banks’s Stadium.


The game ended with a 3-1 defeat and Andre Green got our late consolation on the day but stepping away from the game, the result and the fitness benefits from the 90 minutes, the other headline from the day was the speedy return of former loanee Robert Snodgrass.

The 30-year-old more than played his part in our run to the Wembley Play-Off final with 41 starting appearances across 2017/18 and he even had two substitute showings. Those games saw a return of seven goals and 14 assists and Villa fans have long been hopeful that a deal could be done that would see his return to B6.

His performance in the game certainly did those calls no harm at all as his goal on the day and his acknowledgement of the fans and former colleagues simply kick-started another round of calls for us to somehow do a deal with the London side despite Financial Fair Play constraints.

 

6 Replies to ““Get Him Back” “Sign Him Up” “Come Home” – West Ham Man Is Back In Some Villa Fans Thoughts”

  • Sorry can’t agree, AV must not go backward,this great club was about to sink,
    CLEAR OUT DEAD WOOD FIRST, BLOOD THE YOUTH ACADEMY see who up to
    the aquired standard, by Christmas so much will be revealed at every level .Stop
    trying to buy instant success,it’s never going to work.
    I

    • how can man united be 500 million in debt not be subject to pfp issues? they’re still spending godzillions of cash on players does pfp only apply to some but not others its typical uefa hypocricy.

  • Have to agree with you Laudrup, we have to progress and last years model needs some tweaks , if Bruce goes down the same track we will fail again , we sparkled sometimes last season be we can’t have bad spells again , take just one of our bad spells out and we would of been promoted. Bruce has to tweak the model otherwise we will need a new manager by October.

  • despite losing to the ammers we looked assured in possession and for the most part of the game we looked well in our comfort zone, more discipline in midfield, i bit more pazzazz and imagination. going from midfield we’d look very good, a note, kodjia, hoganhepburn mckirdy play a similar game so a plan b in attack wouldn’t go amiss, maybe an andy caroll type on loan maybe could be a good move, fulham went to bits at wembley when villa started bombing them in. if we’d have been able to send on a caroll things may well have turned out far better.

  • I’d have Snoddy back no problem, the guy was one of our best players last season. If its a loan signing, West Ham would more than likely be paying half his wages anyway so cant see it would be that bad for us financially.

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