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Still no a sniff of game time for Hourihane, he's clearly not fancied by the manager. 

Shane Long got 5 mins which is a least something
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Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Still no a sniff of game time for Hourihane, he's clearly not fancied by the manager. 

Shane Long got 5 mins which is a least something

Why would you be surprised?

Villa have spent huge sums of money over the last two summers.

Do you really expect him to be an automatic starter ahead of big names like McGinn, who's been linked with a big money move to United, Brazil international, Luiz, £20m-rated Barkley, Grealish, et al?

We need to be a bit more realistic about where we are as a footballing nation. Hourihane's done extremely well to rise up through all four divisions and get to where he is.

I believe he's out of contract at the end of the season, anyway.
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Hasnt played a minute of football since the last internationals, last 6 games on the villa bench and counting.

Needs to leave in January by the looks of it. 

I can't think of a reason why he should be included in the starting  line up at the moment. Brady seemed to take most of the set pieces in the last internationals.

Knight, mccarthy, arter, hendrick and browne all getting some time on the pitch at least.
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Alternatively, he could work hard in training and wait for an opportunity and seize it.

What happens if he leaves and he's on the bench at his new club? retire?
     
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Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Alternatively, he could work hard in training and wait for an opportunity and seize it.

What happens if he leaves and he's on the bench at his new club? retire?

Well he should be working hard in training g already for one, he's had plenty of opportunities to lock down a starting place but has been in and out of the villa first team.

Since the arrival of Barkley hes been a bench warmer, he lacks the pace for the premier league and would most probably be better suited to a championship team. 
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Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Alternatively, he could work hard in training and wait for an opportunity and seize it.

What happens if he leaves and he's on the bench at his new club? retire?

Well he should be working hard in training g already for one, he's had plenty of opportunities to lock down a starting place but has been in and out of the villa first team.

Since the arrival of Barkley hes been a bench warmer, he lacks the pace for the premier league and would most probably be better suited to a championship team. 

He has played lots of games, scored lots of goals, and provided lots of assists for a player who would be better suited to a Championship team.
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Originally posted by Left foot Left foot wrote:

Originally posted by horsebox horsebox wrote:

Alternatively, he could work hard in training and wait for an opportunity and seize it.

What happens if he leaves and he's on the bench at his new club? retire?

Well he should be working hard in training g already for one, he's had plenty of opportunities to lock down a starting place but has been in and out of the villa first team.

Since the arrival of Barkley hes been a bench warmer, he lacks the pace for the premier league and would most probably be better suited to a championship team. 
 
He got a good run in the Villa team last year when McGinn was out injured. IMO the two of them are similar enough players so tough to fit both into the starting XI and McGinn is in a much better run of form at the minute.
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McGinn offers a bit more from an attacking perspective and is slightly more mobile. There's not too much between them but McGinn will always be slightly ahead of him.
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Hourihane is fast approaching 30 and should be in the prime of his career. He needs to be starting games and finishing them too. 

I dont really see him as a premier league player, I think he could do a great job in the championship. 

His set pieces are a real danger so I don't understand why Brady was taking most of them for ireland.

He'll start for ireland in the next three games but his match fitness has to be a worry.
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McGinn is a really good player and will be hard to dislodge. He's sharper and more dynamic than Hourihane. 
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McGinn was amazing last night. Unfortunately Hourihane is nowhere near his level, I can see McGinn at a bigger club sooner or later. 
This is what I don't get, Scotland and Wales are producing some good players, and we can't even produce one at the moment.
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mc ginn is more noticeable in general play, but hourihane consistently outperforms him in terms of goal contributions. different players who offer different things, but certainly there is not a large gap between them overall
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McGinn is a far better player than Hourihane and also a good few years younger. If that's Hourihane's direct competition he'd be as well to leave in January and get back to his level, which to be fair to him is the Championship. He overachieved in getting as many games as he did last season but he's not a Premier League player long term.
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See Duffy is getting pelters but thought Conor has been very poor any game he's played so far. Maybe just lacking match sharpness 
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Originally posted by seanyshuffler seanyshuffler wrote:

See Duffy is getting pelters but thought Conor has been very poor any game he's played so far. Maybe just lacking match sharpness 


No correct,he’s never performed for us and should never get a cap again.
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Hes played consistently under Kenny over the last 8 games and he's done nothing. Brady seems to take all the set pieces.

Molumby, knight, hendrick, browne and now Cullen  should all be ahead of him 
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His cache came from starting at least semi-regularly in the PL, or for a high ranking Championship team, and being able to score a goal. He currently is on the bench at Villa and has been a passenger in the opening games of SK's regime. The only concern is that he may be Kenny's blindspot, and most managers have them.
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I called hourihanes limitations early doors ..I won’t sl*g off our players because I believe in getting behind the team but what SK sees in Conor that we don’t escapes me....seriously I had to actually check he was still on the pitch at times.....SK doesn’t seem to rate Cullen either Confused
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