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    We only needed 3 points from the remaining fixtures Bristol City was the worst of them and we failed in respect of winning the title.

    When we are up against it next season certain players will go awol, our heads were up our arses for the remaining fixtures last year.

    We will pay a heavy price next season if we are caught sleeping in the traps too many times......
    But this is a completely different situation. The main aim of the season was achieved. Look at some of the Premier League clubs when 40 points is achieved (West Brom and Stoke being two obvious examples). They are playing for higher position and potentially a top half finish and still fall apart at the end. To say the squad are mentally fragile after how they bounced back from the agony of the season before last to get promoted last season is unbelievably harsh.

    As for the thread subject, I think we should never panic (why bother as we have no impact on what's happening with the club) but if there's still not been at least a couple more key signings before the first friendly over here (on Saturday week), then it is fair to be a bit concerned.

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      I'd agree with Bristol City ..they wanted it more ..but not Villa ..I'm just as interested in our support have they got what it takes to take loss's ..five out of six Amex years have been relatively successful
      Almost certainly not, I'd say. Looking back at some of the moaning on here over the last couple of seasons when we failed to win a game or two, I'd say our fans have definitely not got what it takes to accept defeats.
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      I'd agree with Bristol City ..they wanted it more ..but not Villa ..I'm just as interested in our support have they got what it takes to take loss's ..five out of six Amex years have been relatively successful
      I agree with this totally, the Amex era has been wonderful. A classic example of this was a friend who brought into the Amex dream, he had a season ticket for him and his son but after the 2014/15 season he cancelled.
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      I'd agree with Bristol City ..they wanted it more ..but not Villa ..I'm just as interested in our support have they got what it takes to take loss's ..five out of six Amex years have been relatively successful
      I thought this when CH said he wasn't too concerned about our lack of signings. Should we be unable to tempt and/ or agree to pay the going rate, for players of the required standard then the fans will turn. Go on a losing run and CH is going to be the target of the disgruntled fans. It shouldn't happen but I have no doubt it won't take long if we struggle with the current squad and some last minute "best we could do " buys.

      Personally I'm resigned to us being sensible and will be very surprised if we break 10 million for a player.
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      We only needed 3 points from the remaining fixtures Bristol City was the worst of them and we failed in respect of winning the title.

      When we are up against it next season certain players will go awol, our heads were up our arses for the remaining fixtures last year.

      We will pay a heavy price next season if we are caught sleeping in the traps too many times......
      At Villa we were 60 seconds away from winning the Championship, then a goalkeeping howler cost us dear. To extrapolate that to claim mental fragility is silly.
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      I agree with this totally, the Amex era has been wonderful. A classic example of this was a friend who brought into the Amex dream, he had a season ticket for him and his son but after the 2014/15 season he cancelled.
      Bet he feels an absolute tit now, not that he wasn't before mind.
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      A tad concerned but far from panic.

      We'll get the players in before the window's out.
      Understood. But would it not be preferable to have our business done in time for the pre-season friendlies rather than having half a dozen join on day the window closes? Doesn't give much time for the "bonding" and the squad getting plenty of practice in together.
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      It doesn't matter...if we don't sign anyone else we have a good enough squad seemly.

      Let's save the money and stick it in the bank!
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      But this is a completely different situation. The main aim of the season was achieved. Look at some of the Premier League clubs when 40 points is achieved (West Brom and Stoke being two obvious examples). They are playing for higher position and potentially a top half finish and still fall apart at the end. To say the squad are mentally fragile after how they bounced back from the agony of the season before last to get promoted last season is unbelievably harsh.

      As for the thread subject, I think we should never panic (why bother as we have no impact on what's happening with the club) but if there's still not been at least a couple more key signings before the first friendly over here (on Saturday week), then it is fair to be a bit concerned.
      I agree with you to the extent that the aim was achieved but Hughton lost the dressing room after the Wigan game, I'm just saying it was a bit of a worry how we didn't see it out, tougher situations are on the horizon..
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