Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Milner £1m? Is It April Fools Day?

Milner £1m?  Is It April Fools Day?

I thought it was April fools day yesterday when I read online that the Daily Star were linking Villa to a 'cheeky £1million bid' for Newcastle United's midfielder James Millner. Milner is currently on a season long loan to Villa in a deal that saw Nobby Solano return to St James Park. O'Leary had already stated quite clearly last week that he didn't believe that Newcastle would be looking to sell the player and also added Milner was an 'outstanding talent'. So why such a daft story? If the report read £5million, I'd give it some credence and that is the sort of bid Aston Villa SHOULD be putting to keep this player. He has been an integral part of the team this year and at times one of the only players who looks like he could give a damn.

The report suggested that Milner was out of favour at Newcastle following multi million arrivals but it doesn't seem to take into account that Milner himself was a multi million pound arrival when Newcastle bought him from Leeds for £3.6million.

Andy Ferguson of Vital Football's Newcastle site said: 'Well I'm sure I can save Mr O'Leary a phone call, but where did the story come from? There is no doubting Milner's potential and, according to Villa fans, at times this season he has been outstanding. All the more reason for the price on his head to rise.' And his title summed the report up perfectly as he called it 'Not Worth Talking About', although now I'm talking about it, I guess I'm contradicting him!

**Why not join our forum and join in the debates? Or sign up to the site and leave feedback to the stories. Once you've joined, you can submit stories and suggest polls. Go on, get Vitalled!**

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday November 28 2005
Time: 9:55AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Follow Live On Twitter - Blackburn v Aston Villa

Aston Villa go to Ewood Park as the visitors to Blackburn today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Something For The Weekend (573)

I just love it when a much-scorned player answers his critics, especially when that critic is myself.

Bruce Confirms Four Summer Targets Max

Manager Steve Bruce has confirmed that this summer he will be after four 'players of real quality' as we look for a real promotion challenge in 2017/18.

Kodjia's A Welcome Return For Bruce

Manager Steve Bruce has been waxing lyrical about striker Jonathan Kodjia once again.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Blackburn (away) will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win34%
Lose38%
Draw28%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Brighton 44 28 8 8 92 35
P Newcastle 45 28 7 10 91 42
3 Huddersfield 44 25 6 13 81 3
4 Reading 44 24 7 13 79 1
5 Sheff Wed 44 23 9 12 78 15
6 Fulham 44 21 13 10 76 27
7 Leeds Utd 44 22 7 15 73 14
8 Norwich 44 19 9 16 66 12
9 Brentford 44 18 9 17 63 12
10 Derby County 44 17 12 15 63 2
11 Preston 44 16 13 15 61 2
12 Aston Villa 44 16 13 15 61 0
13 Cardiff 45 16 11 18 59 -4
14 Barnsley 44 15 12 17 57 0
15 Wolves 44 15 10 19 55 -3
16 Ipswich 44 13 16 15 55 -6
17 Bristol City 44 14 9 21 51 -6
18 Burton 44 13 12 19 51 -12
19 Q.P.R. 44 14 8 22 50 -12
20 Forest 44 13 9 22 48 -11
21 Birmingham 44 11 14 19 47 -22
22 Blackburn 44 10 15 19 45 -15
23 Wigan 44 10 11 23 41 -16
R Rotherham 44 5 6 33 21 -58
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
2017 Russia GP - Qualifying
Latest Vital Boxing News
Wembley Stadium – Running Order
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (a)
Sky Bet Championship
May 7 2017 12:00PM : Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.JuanPabloAngel394
2.Pride of Lions365
3.The Fear299
4.sirdennis285
5.Silhillvilla212
6.HeathfieldRoad1874186
7.Melon Donkey179
8.kefkat165
9.Sasquatch148
10.Fulford120
The Vital Football Members League