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Baros set to quit Villa?

Baros set to quit Villa?

German Bundesliga side Hamburg SV have made an official 'preliminary approach' for Czech International Milan Baros.

A figure believed to be around the £8million mark has been tabled, which I'm sure Doug Ellis will be rubbing his hands about.

However, it is believed, according to Milan's agent that he has no intention on quitting Villa, and I for one couldn't see how Hamburg SV is a forward step for him at all.

Baros is set for talks with manager David O`leary next week and a decision should probably be made then.

Whilst £8million is nice, and I dare say a proportion (say, £2million) would be available to O`leary to purchase a few more Leeds players, I can't see how we can call ourselves a forward thinking and forward planning club if we sell one of our best assets?

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Writer:Site Staff
Date:Wednesday July 5 2006
Time: 12:33PM


Totally predictable. No shock here. Do Villa call themselves a forward thinking and forward planning club? In the Prem Villa are now non-entities. Cannon-fodder for the big 6. Using Rodney marshes description of the Premiership being comprised of three tiers, Villa used to be a tier 2 club. Noone expected them to win anything but they flirted with Europe and would settle for mid table or thereabouts. Villa are now a tier 3 club. Weaker than average and with a possibility of relegation and expected to finish bottom 8. How come Villa fans have put up with Doug Ellis? Bet your season ticket sales are going well! Good luck you Lions, you're gonna need it.
05/07/2006 12:44:00
Doug Ellis once said we were forward planning.
05/07/2006 13:04:00
I just do not get it with Villa.

A magnificent (albeit dusty) history, a fantastic football ground - and I mean ground not some shiny souless bowl of a stadium. At the centre of this nations second biggest conurbation and in fact with NO premiership competition throughout the whole of the midlands... and yet... they are bordering on being rubbish.

To those fans who have tried to move things forward at Villa then well done. But what have the rest of you been doing these last, what, 10 years?

Aston Villa. I just don't get it.... and so it seems more of you lot don't get it anymore. Sad.
05/07/2006 13:19:00
This is the first piece of forward planning we have seen from Villa but as usual it's gone wrong. In my opinion Baros was signed with the hope that he had a good World Cup and we could make a quick profit. Sadly for Doug he didn't so now he's in the position of having to accept very little profit on him. It's good news if he wants to stay because without his goals we'd have been in the Championship by now. That may still happen, but at least with Baros, we have a chance of staying up
05/07/2006 13:20:00
Ive seen enough bad performances from Baros this season to make me think that we should cash in on him, although of course theres little point if the money is not going to be reinvested in the team. Greyhound, you really are preaching to the converted as far as the current state of villa goes. Apart from not buying season tickets and a few token protests there is very little meaningful action us fans can take. Inspite of everything i do enjoy supporting Villa and still enjoy going to see them play and im sure many fans still feel the same way.
05/07/2006 13:41:00
I can understand the need to see your team play but under the current regime maybe more fans should boycott the home matches and go to some of the away games instead? With a flag saying 'Away support boyott only. Thats ASBO

So there we have it, I've just formed the Villa ASBOs. to bug another group of fans..
05/07/2006 14:07:00
Can't see Baros wanting to move to Hamburg. Germany is a backwater league, unless you're playing for Munich. 8m isn't too bad as an investment considering we paid 6.5 for him last season. About 20% profit in a year. Doug will be booking a flight on EasyJet under the name of Baros pretty soon.
05/07/2006 15:37:00
If, as his agent insists, Baros is not in a hell-fire hurry to quit Villa Park, then hopefully that will be the end of the story. I'm more than happy to see him remain at the club, at least for another season, by the end of which time we may be able to gauge just what the immediate future holds for the club, ownership wise. It seems the classic example of a player being forced out of the door, a commodity to be bought and sold as in a meat market. The only person who will be unhappy if unable to cash in, will be the old boy himself, and such anger and frustration at having his well thought out plans scuppered, will hardly do wonders for the old boys health, now will it?
05/07/2006 15:50:00
Hamburg are playing in the champions league next season so it would be a forward move for baros but we will be hard pushed to replace him as he is a top quality striker which are very hard to find. Cant believe we have him and are going to let him go...! Sums up AVFC...!
05/07/2006 15:58:00
Not sure if £8m is a bit of a risky price to pay for someone that is a bit injury prone. Great player and if fully fit then worth every penny. You'd be a better club if he stayed fore shore.
05/07/2006 16:07:00
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