The Championship 2018/19

Discussion in 'General Football & Other Sport' started by Steve Leo Beleck, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. Steve Leo Beleck

    Steve Leo Beleck Squad Player

    Looks like Aston Villa might be heading towards administration after gambling everything on going up...

    This kind of mismanagement is just incredible, and exactly what I'd be worried about if the Pozzos ever decided to sell us to Chinese investors like they did with Granada.

    How on earth do you get to a position where you are losing £6 million a month?
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  2. I Blame Bassett

    I Blame Bassett Squad Player

    It is staggering but I can understand it,having a brother that constantly spends more than he earns.
    Not £6 million a month though!
  3. Burnsy

    Burnsy Squad Player

    It seems as though that Dr Xia guy who bought them had none of his own money and just spent the parachute payments and then borrowed more against them. Some horrific investments playing wise as well. By all accounts, and somewhat surprisingly, it seems the huge wage that Terry was on was the only near-wise expenditure they made.

    Thing is, beyond Grealish, they don’t really have any players you’d be falling over yourself to buy. And even Grealish is a few more nights out away from being Sean Murray.
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  4. Maedhon

    Maedhon Academy Graduate

    Chester, Hourihane and Kodija could all fetch them £8+ million each and I'd be happy to have any of them here.
  5. GoingDown

    GoingDown Pizza & Figs

    These guys make the RED HELMET look competent.
  6. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    It's been a while since a club bet the house on promotion to the PL. They could easily go the way of Leeds.
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  7. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    That's the danger with parachute money being so generous and the ridiculous revenue in the prem. The temptation to use parachute to buy promotion rather than adjust your cost base (which was quoted as the justification) must be massive.
  8. hornetboy1

    hornetboy1 First Team

    Another big club going the way of the Dodo. I bet in a few years this will be Everton.
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  9. hornet93

    hornet93 Academy Graduate

    Didn't Newcastle do it the season before last? Luckily for them it paid off. I wouldn't mind seeing Villa spend the next decade in the Championship
  10. PhilippineOrn

    PhilippineOrn First Team

    QPR certainly tried it.... couldn't have happened to a nicer club.
  11. Clive_ofthe_Kremlin

    Clive_ofthe_Kremlin Squad Player

    We should offer £500k for that Grealish from Villa.

    And when they say "Are you winding us up?", Gino can reply, "No, that's the tax man who's doing that....."
  12. iamofwfc

    iamofwfc Squad Player

    Can see the three clubs that went down last season going the same way, the only one that I think may come back up are stoke. It does make you realise just how well our club is run on and off the pitch, but I do fear the day the owners sell up, and they will one day, we can't rely on Elton to bail us out again. I thought villa had a the right man in Bruce to take them up. Even though people love to hate him, have to admire what Warnock did again at Cardiff.
  13. You have to wonder what makes millionaire / billionaire owners, who I assume must have successfully run businesses to a budget, lose their heads when they buy football clubs
  14. Mollyboo

    Mollyboo First Year Pro

    It's a nice feeling knowing that we're partly responsible for the downfall of a 'big' club. After all, we're taking up a PL space that really should belong to one of the giants of football.
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  15. Otter

    Otter Gambling industry insider

    It's why I'm please that the PL is filled with clubs like us, Muff, Huddersfield, Brighton, Palace, etc. it keeps the so called entitled lot of Leeds, Sunderland etc. out.
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  16. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    We won't know that until we are in the same position following relegation and 2 seasons in the champ.
  17. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    How do you get in that position?
    Their players. Awful “name” players and their wages. Simple as that
  18. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Fingers crossed
  19. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    What’s the betting Terry goes full kit to the bank to withdraw his inflated wages each week
  20. Cthulhu

    Cthulhu Keyboard Warrior Staff Member

    Don’t give me a reason to like Muff; makes me feel dirty
  21. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    Their new kit's been released:

  22. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Villa looked pretty good tonight. They will easily be a threat for automatic promotion.

    May shove a few quid on it.
  23. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Even Hutton scored a decent goal ..
  24. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    Love to see their new mascot...
  25. Jossy

    Jossy Reservist

    I think it's a giant beaver.........................:eek:
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  26. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Why is there such a media frenzy around the next manager here?

    Talksport the whole way to work were debating it. BFS, Thierry Henry, John Terry. "The fans demand a marquee signing. It's a big club and deserves a big manager".

    Are they really that a big club any more?
  27. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

    A marquee signing also doesn't necessarily guarantee success. Vialli springs to mind when he came here. I think they would better going for the guy at Brentford or Sheff Utd.
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  28. nascot

    nascot First Team

    Currently no but with the right investment and manager they can easily be top 10 in the premier league again.
  29. luke_golden

    luke_golden Space Cadet

    Hoping they go for Terry, because it’ll be an absolute disaster.
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  30. Meh!

    Meh! Pre-Dictator

    Surely that's the same for literally any club from Aston Villa to Accrington Stanley?
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  31. Keighley

    Keighley Squad Player

    The media always seem to have a particular fascination with ”sleeping giants”.
  32. wfc4ever

    wfc4ever First Team Captain

    Dean Smith - fan of the club so he will get the support of the

    Until they don't win a few games.
  33. The undeniable truth

    The undeniable truth Squad Player

    You spoke. They listened.
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  34. Knight GT

    Knight GT Predictor extraordinaire 2013/14

  35. kVA

    kVA Reservist

    You know that Villa are a big team because, like Arsenal, they often have ‘The’ as a prefix to their name.
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