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haz    1,993

Although I dont like to speculate until the player holds up the shirt, this would be a solid signing. I havnt seen much of him in the last year though.

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AntiScum    149
8 minutes ago, RedAndWhitePride said:

Now, that's a great signing. 

 

Hope we can keep him for the whole season, though. 

Only a loan I think then he could be off to NYC

9 minutes ago, haz said:

Although I dont like to speculate until the player holds up the shirt, this would be a solid signing. I havnt seen much of him in the last year though.

Apparently had a falling out with Steve Bruce and shown the door 

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2 minutes ago, AntiScum said:

Only a loan I think then he could be off to NYC

Apparently had a falling out with Steve Bruce and shown the door 

Only a loan, so here til January then? 

And yes, he did have a falling out at Aston Villa, and has been playing for the Scottish national side. 

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haz    1,993

 

Inb4 80% of our goals this season are scored outside of the box.

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jeffplz    805
8 minutes ago, AntiScum said:

Confirmed on the Birmingham Mail.

Damn!

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hakz7    1,410

Pretty good signing. Very good scoring record in the Championship in the three years before his move to Villa where he apparently wasn't given enough games.

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haz    1,993
23 minutes ago, jeffplz said:

Confirmed by Aston Villa CEO, lol.

Haha cant get a better source then that... sometimes I wish Munn was allowed to open his mouth again

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Dylan    4,132

youd just hope he wouldnt sulk after getting shafted from Villa. But it would be a nice change in career > Melbourne then New York

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HEARTinator    989

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/brutal-reality-ross-mccormacks-aston-13665940

"Bruce infamously laid into McCormack after the 2-2 draw with Preston on January 21, calling the forward out for failing to turn up to training because his ‘gates were stuck’. "

Hahahaha, maybe Bruce is just a numpty with a win record of 37.9 %, about JVS standard. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Bruce#Manager  :hkpalm:

Anyway, welcome Ross and more power to your boots. Looking forward to seeing you bang them in   :up:

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Andrew Edmonds    154
15 minutes ago, HeartOfCity said:

Would it be announced today at the family day?

Was thinking that, but Ray Gatt who tweeted it replied to someone saying we'll have to wait till Friday

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belaguttman    3,757
1 hour ago, HeartOfCity said:

Would it be announced today at the family day?

Maybe someone who's going can ask players or even Wazza

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dconder13    24

#WelcomeRoss. Remember playing fifa with this guy when he was at Leeds, wasn’t he the most expensive signing between two championship clubs (?) Get the #44 kit ready, very exciting signing if true! 

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Forever City    77

Steve Bruce says he's surprised no one else came in for Ross.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2017/09/23/steve-bruce-australia-loan-move-will-benefit-ross-mccormack/

Villa have agreed a loan deal with the A-League club for McCormack, who must now decide whether he wants to make the switch.

The £12million striker is well down the pecking order after failing to seal a move away during the summer.

Bruce has now revealed the club received no firm offers for McCormack, who has made just two substitute appearances for Villa this season.

“Nobody came in for him,” said Bruce. “Sunderland played at it but it didn’t come through.

“Unfortunately that’s where we were left.

“I was a bit shocked about it but that’s the brutal harsh reality about it - nobody came in for him.

“I believe the clubs have agreed (Villa and Melbourne). It’s over to Ross.

“I wish him the best of luck no matter what people think and all the rest of it.

 

“He needs to go and play and get himself in the right condition for it. It could be the perfect fit for him.”

McCormack has netted just three goals for Villa since a big money move from Fulham in August 2016 and had a high-profile falling out with Bruce.

McCormack angered the Villa boss when he claimed he was not able to attend training, due to the gates to his house being stuck.

The former Rangers and Leeds hitman spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and though he returned to the fold for the start of pre-season, McCormack was unable to force his way back into Bruce’s plans.


Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2017/09/23/steve-bruce-australia-loan-move-will-benefit-ross-mccormack/#cgVQZtg5KqbUgppt.99

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Shahanga    3,507

Over a 100 goals in the championship. Last year he only got 4, but in the past we've seen players of his pedigree perform very strongly in the A League.

looks a good signing.

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nah brah    70

potentially great signing. seems a bit unnecessary considering we have cahill and crowley.  what's the point in having them if we are not going to use them?? 

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haz    1,993

Man hopefully CFG pull off some accounting Magic and he stays for the whole season (MLS season ends in early November and begins again in early March).

Any chance that if he bangs in say 15 goals in 10 matches, FFA will accept him as guest marquee? 

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fensaddler    402
3 hours ago, Forever City said:

Steve Bruce says he's surprised no one else came in for Ross.

https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2017/09/23/steve-bruce-australia-loan-move-will-benefit-ross-mccormack/

Villa have agreed a loan deal with the A-League club for McCormack, who must now decide whether he wants to make the switch.

The £12million striker is well down the pecking order after failing to seal a move away during the summer.

Bruce has now revealed the club received no firm offers for McCormack, who has made just two substitute appearances for Villa this season.

“Nobody came in for him,” said Bruce. “Sunderland played at it but it didn’t come through.

“Unfortunately that’s where we were left.

“I was a bit shocked about it but that’s the brutal harsh reality about it - nobody came in for him.

“I believe the clubs have agreed (Villa and Melbourne). It’s over to Ross.

“I wish him the best of luck no matter what people think and all the rest of it.

 

“He needs to go and play and get himself in the right condition for it. It could be the perfect fit for him.”

McCormack has netted just three goals for Villa since a big money move from Fulham in August 2016 and had a high-profile falling out with Bruce.

McCormack angered the Villa boss when he claimed he was not able to attend training, due to the gates to his house being stuck.

The former Rangers and Leeds hitman spent the second half of last season on loan at Nottingham Forest and though he returned to the fold for the start of pre-season, McCormack was unable to force his way back into Bruce’s plans.


Read more at https://www.expressandstar.com/sport/football/aston-villa/2017/09/23/steve-bruce-australia-loan-move-will-benefit-ross-mccormack/#cgVQZtg5KqbUgppt.99

Thoroughly bizarre that you're all now reading the Wolverhampton Express and Star, the local paper when I lived in the UK, and probably still read daily by half my family...

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haz    1,993

IF(!) we keep him somehow when Fornaroli is back and everyone is fit......

Just need to improve RB and we have a good team (dont know why people think we will finish outside the top 6)

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Blackout    202
11 minutes ago, haz said:

IF(!) we keep him somehow when Fornaroli is back and everyone is fit......

Just need to improve RB and we have a good team (dont know why people think we will finish outside the top 6)

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I don't think even CFG can get 6 visas into our XI.

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mattyh001    398

Was hoping for someone decent, but fmd I doubt we could have realistically got much better.

while we can't trust past performances / CV, much better history playing in the championship than Andy Keogh.

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haz    1,993
6 minutes ago, Missing_Moy said:

Think guest marquee is only for "big names"

To the FFA's discretion.... if he scored 15 goals in 10 games and considering we are the "Teacher's Pets" of the FFA, then why wouldn't they allow it?

Dont know what woul be better, that scenario ^ or the reaction of Sydney and Victory if he is accepted as a guest loan  

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moops    208
1 hour ago, haz said:

IF(!) we keep him somehow when Fornaroli is back and everyone is fit......

Just need to improve RB and we have a good team (dont know why people think we will finish outside the top 6)

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Brandan can't defend, you want him to play LB? Remember him rolling around on the ground costing us a goal?

Fitzy isn't the greatest either?

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