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Paul McGrath: Building a Villan Legacy!

Started on 22 October 2014 by No1VillaFan / First Post
Latest Reply on 29 June 2015 by No1VillaFan / Last Post
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Villa Splash Out £42,000,000 On A Striker



Twenty-nine year old Gonzalo Higuain has become Aston Villa's most expensive signing EVER after signing for The Villans from Napoli. The Argentine striker, who is 29, played 131 times in four season's in which over that time he scored 63 times in that time.

This deal has taken everyone in the footballing world by surprise, especially considering that Villa usually only play one striker up front, so this must now mean that Saloman Rondon will have a strike partner this upcoming season whether it is Sturridge or Higuain and with Volland, Sterling and Grealish in behind, this Villa side looks scary. Will there be anymore signings at Villa now? Manager Paul McGrath said this of the question, No.

That was it, the answer the journalist was looking for.

It is a massive coup for Aston Villa and actually shows just how far the Midlands club has come in the time since Mario Plattner took over from Randy Lerner, it is understood Higuain will make his debut this weekend against Reading in the first Premier League match of the season to partner Rondon up front.
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Rondon, Higuian, Volland, Sterling and Sturrigde.. #selectionproblems.
@RD17 Selectionproblems indeed.
Paying 42 million pounds for a 29 year old, you must have stupid money now.
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2014-12-28 23:06#204784 shylax : Paying 42 million pounds for a 29 year old, you must have stupid money now.

Not got stupid money, but If I can get 4 mega seasons out of him, which means i could win the title then it will be a great signing
Not going to lie, 42M for a 29 year old striker when you already have Rondon, Volland, and Sturridge seems a bit much, but I hope he can prove me wrong and lead to you to Domestic and European Glory!
I'm assuming you are planning a 3 up front attacking formation mate? Otherwise you might need to employ some kind of hypnotherapy based virtual reality simulator to assuage egos by making them all think they are getting first team football every week ;)

Amazing signings though, should really help with the rotation needed to compete in europe and the league/cups.

Nice draw too, PSV are good but should be beatable!
2014-12-29 03:54#204805 JasonRM : Not going to lie, 42M for a 29 year old striker when you already have Rondon, Volland, and Sturridge seems a bit much, but I hope he can prove me wrong and lead to you to Domestic and European Glory!

It is a gamble for sure but I know this is going to work
2014-12-29 10:07#204819 Ziechael : I'm assuming you are planning a 3 up front attacking formation mate? Otherwise you might need to employ some kind of hypnotherapy based virtual reality simulator to assuage egos by making them all think they are getting first team football every week ;)

Amazing signings though, should really help with the rotation needed to compete in europe and the league/cups.

Nice draw too, PSV are good but should be beatable!

Well I am not going to play 3 up front but I will play two up! I am going to rotate a 2 up top one. There will be a update on that shortly
Great signing in Higuain there :D

Aston Villa SMASH PSV to make the Champions League Group Stages

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When Aston Villa was drawn against PSV the Villa fans were expecting a tight affair over two legs. The first leg was played at Philips Stadion and when Jurgen Locadia put PSV ahead deservedly, you would excuse the Villa fans wondering if they had forgot to turn up but the goal for the hosts actually sprung the visitors into life and new signing Daniel Sturridge got the equaliser after good play by Milner and Volland. John Stones got the second to put Villa ahead just after half time and Sterling continued his awesome start to the season by adding the third in the 56th minute. Just before that however Ozturk had got the Dutch sides second goal of the match to equalise. Daniel Sturridge then finished the job off to make it 4-2 in the 68th minute and surely Villa could not throw the second leg away.

Villa, who had not lost this season coming into the second leg started a lot more brighter infront of 55,000 fans at the newly updated Villa Park and Rondon, who had got his first two goals of the season in the 4-1 victory against Swansea added his third of the season in the second leg. Villa were all over PSV here and amazingly went into half time with just the one goal scored. Raheem Sterling scored his forth and fifth goal of the season in the match against PSV and although they got a consolation goal, Villa won 7-3 on aggregate.



Aston Villa have landed a group that they should be able to progress in, in the Uefa Champions League. They were in pot 4, so were the lowest seeds in the draw which meant that they will play Olympiakos in Greece, Porto in Portugal and Atletico Madrid in Spain. It is going to be an exciting time this season for the Villans.
I like the UCL graphic man, good draw for the groups stage I think you'll get through and go far.

#Villa4UCL
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Good luck in the Champions League, a tough group but you should get through :D
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Wow a splashing 42mill for Higuain.. :O I hope he can satisfy you with his performance and bring glory to Villa. But it shows what path you are taking with them.

You come into a treacherous pot in the CL, but i'm sure you will succeed.
(btw: nice graphics mate!)
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The graphic is very nice admittedly but i also like the suggested new group format... all four teams on the pitch at once with 3 balls! Could catch on :D

On a serious note, decent group draw but don't underestimate any of those teams, all have been known to turn it on when it counts!
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