UK time is: 00:36:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Midfielders In And Out Shocker?

All press talk and rumours obviously, but lets explore!

The Daily Star - amongst others - claim that Villa are lining up a 4million swoop for Celtic midfielder Stilian Petrov. Blackburn have also been linked to the player. The Bulgarian international's contract runs out in 18 months time and although Celtic want him to extend the deal having been in fine form this season, it is thought they would rather sell him whilst he can still command a fee. Celtic don't want to let him run his contract down allowing him to leave for nothing on a Bosman deal.

Strangely the links to Lee Bowyer have also returned. Maybe this is just the sort of rumour that will keep re-surfacing because of his past with O'Leary. Reports suggest that Souness wants Gareth Barry - a move that was also muted in the summer - and that he would be prepared to let Bowyer move the other way as a make weight in the deal.

I think Bowyer is the sort of nasty, snarling, aggressive player that Villa need. But that was the Bowyer at the peak of his game. He is the SORT of player, but probably not the exact player we need. It appears there is a lot of baggage that comes with Bowyer and certainly some of the Villa fans I've read opinions of on the forums are very much set against such a move.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 15 2005

Time: 11:01AM

Your Comments

Well , where do I start with this one? nah, I wont bother - you can have him but 4 million will just be the down payment. When can we expect the other 4.5?
chrissybhoy
Well , where do I start with this one? nah, I wont bother - you can have him but 4 million will just be the down payment. When can we expect the other 4.5?
chrissybhoy
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Delph Out Until The New Year (Saturday October 25 2014)

Lambert Looking For QPR Response (Friday October 24 2014)

QPR Injury Update (Friday October 24 2014)

The Villa Times - 24/10/2014 (Friday October 24 2014)

Lambert - Time To Change Our Focus (Thursday October 23 2014)

Vlaar Wants A Return To Winning Ways (Thursday October 23 2014)

Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 747
2. The Fear 712
3. ClivetheVillan 587
4. thefacehead 482
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 240
6. sirdennis 233
7. kefkat 222
8. Villan Of The North 162
9. Clubpaver 144
10. DeanoVilla 142

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
10. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Stoke 9 3 2 4 -2 11
12. WBA 9 2 4 3 -1 10
13. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
14. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9
16. Crystal Palace 9 2 3 4 -3 9

Breaking League News

Swansea : 25/10/2014 23:45:00
Monk: We'll Work On Our Decision Making
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:43:00
Report - Swansea City 2-0 Leicester City
Swansea : 25/10/2014 22:15:00
Much More To Come
Man Utd : 25/10/2014 22:00:00
Pick Of The Bunch!
West Ham : 25/10/2014 20:32:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v QPR (away) will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win - whoop! 43%
Lose - we go again! 42%
Draw - meh! 15%