The Premier League Thread

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  1. Gregm1988

    Gregm1988 Well-Known Member

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    Yep that was probably the one . I forgot that it still went on to say they expected us to win

    Perhaps I say pessimist because of who the poster was but again I forget

    I get these two jumbled but only post on one
     
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  2. Saints Fan4Life

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    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ... deluded.
     
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  3. Billy the Great

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    Yeah I get that a little on there, although that guy isn’t too bad usually for being optimistic.
     
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  4. - Doing The Lambert Walk

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    I wouldn’t be surprised.
     
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  5. Billy the Great

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    Yeah i was just about to post this.

    Ralph should go see them for their interview, get them all interested and wet in the knickers, agree it all, then tell them he doesn’t like the colour of their kit, and they only offered £25m for JWP, and their new sticker is too injury prone so doesn’t fancy their chances :emoticon-0102-bigsm
     
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  6. timatoketchup

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    I'm pretty sure RH will not consider Villa.
     
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  7. - Doing The Lambert Walk

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    Really, why?

    If you’re looking at it from a career perspective, it makes sense for him.

    Which other PL job with a bigger club with better resources could Ralph leverage himself into from here?

    The two 9-0s make him toxic to the truly big clubs but Villa have better facilities, far more financial power and a better squad than us. Plus they’d pay him far more than we ever can.

    What’s the alternative? He clings on here with little to no financial support and waits for a takeover, or he runs out of time at some point and gets sacked and his stock falls dramatically.

    I wouldn’t write it off.
     
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  8. saintrichie123

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    If I was Villa, Potter would be my no 1 choice .
     
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  9. - Doing The Lambert Walk

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    If Gerrard gets offered it, I think he has to take it. He’d be daft not to, unless he has post-Klopp assurances from LFC.
     
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  10. Gregm1988

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    Villa talk is good for a bit of a giggle

    Someone on there is saying betting suspended on Gerrard
     
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  11. steve79

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    We all thought the same about ings......
     
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  12. Billy the Great

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    It’s all making sense now why Ralph flogged Danny to Villa :emoticon-0130-devil
     
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    Am I correct that Ralph is on £6million a year here ?
     
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  14. timatoketchup

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    The bookies have Ralph at 20/1 so I think it's unlikely.
     
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  15. ChilcoSaint

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    Unlikely indeed. The positive thing in this is that Ralph is now being considered worthy of rumours, which for most of the latter half of last season and the start of this, he wasn’t.
     
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    I imagine Lampard's people may be backtracking out of Norwich if they can persuade Villa to be interested
     
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  17. Saintmagic

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    Yeah if Villa really wanted Hassenhuttl I think he would go, not many other steps up he realistically could get
     
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    Despite some fb specials calling for Ralph’s head recently, I think he is far more secure here and has only just finally got a full squad to utilise.

    Seeing the way Villa have disposed of Smith despite having a tonne of extenuating circumstances, I think Ralph would be booted at his first poor run of form.

    They are another set of fans like Newcastle and Everton who like to harp on about what a MASSIVE club they are and seem to be living on long past glories, I have already been told how much more MASSIVE they are than us and what a step up they are by an online Villa fan. Despite the fact that Saints have been the better performing club for nearly a decade.

    Are their facilities actually that much better than Saints? Villa Park is a cracking ground, but I was under the impression that Staplewood is still one of the best training facilities in the country?

    Ralph also appears to have a good relationship with Semmens and Crocker who give him a free hand and with Saints being up for sale our resources could have scope to improve - even if it could go the other way.

    Basically I don’t think it is enough of a ‘step up’ to outweigh the career risks.
     
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  19. saintrichie123

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    From BBC news : Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand is a name of interest to the club and is admired by fellow countryman, Villa's Sporting Director Johan Lange.

    Hjulmand guided Denmark to the Euro 2020 semi-final, when they lost to England at Wembley, and the 49-year-old has a growing reputation.
     
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  20. tomw24

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    Besides, Ralph definitely seems settled here. Yes a big pay rise may tempt him but we're not exactly paying him peanuts and I don't think he'd leave mid-season.
     
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