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O'Leary Transfer Blow?

O'Leary Transfer Blow?

Looks like James Milner will be staying with Newcastle next season according to their official site.

Milner, who spent the season on loan at Villa as part of a deal that saw Nobby Solano return to St James Park, has now had contact with new manager Glenn Roeder and it appears the winger has a future with the Magpies.

Roeder told NUFC: 'I have already met James, and I have told him I am very happy for him to stay here. He told me that he knows nobody can be guaranteed first team football, but all he wanted was a fair opportunity and he is happy at what I told him.'

Adding: 'He has been away at Aston Villa for a year, and let's hope that even though he is still only 20 he comes back better for the experience and a lot more mature and assertive.'

That could be a massive blow to David O'Leary who was desperate to buy the former Leeds player and build the team around him. Still, if Villa ever put a bid in, Newcastle's resolve MIGHT be tested. Bad business though, Villa should have had a buy on clause put in the loan contract.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday June 22 2006
Time: 12:23PM

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Ridiculous! What another monumental ****up Villa have made of this. So what's Doug's excuse for losing us Solano and Milner and not agreeing a fee to buy Milner when we initially took him on loan? The bloke is f**king useless.
DougInABox
22/06/2006 12:28:00
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No! No! No! We cannot let this happen. Doug pay up or we will make it cost you more in lost revenue. No tickets, no shirts, no nothing. We must stand up before we get relegated with no way back.
tylervilla
22/06/2006 12:37:00
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Will be a blow to O'Leary, like or loathe him, how is he meant to build anything at Villa with this sort of transfer stupidity going on?
The Fear
22/06/2006 12:39:00
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I don't think this one has been settled yet.
ooahPaulMcGrath
22/06/2006 12:40:00
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whos gonna play right midfield!?
son_of_cher
22/06/2006 12:46:00
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oh well uve blown that i dont think its down to DOL is is? its down the the man above offering peanuts
green giant 12
22/06/2006 12:47:00
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I have said this before and I will say this again. ELLIS AT VILLA PARK, ME AND MY WALLET AT HOME. I join a growing gang, my dad, my two brothers (one of whom has given up getting his 26th season ticket in a row) and four mates who will NEVER, NEVER return until this waster has left.
AC
22/06/2006 12:56:00
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Do you not think that the Owen injury had something to do with it?
FEn_100
22/06/2006 13:26:00
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Too much panic, lets wait and see, we need to get something official from VP and not from web sites.
irish villa
22/06/2006 14:50:00
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I think it was from the official Newcastle site. That source is as reliable as any
DougInABox
22/06/2006 15:35:00
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