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Villa Striker To Sunderland?

Reports suggest that now Aston Villa have a manager, Sunderland's manager Niall Quinn may well return with a bid for his former Black Cat's strike partner Kevin Phillips.

Villa were approached for the players services but after losing David O'Leary the club said there could be no departures. Now that situation has been resolved, some arrivals and departures might slot into place.

Quinn said recently: 'In terms of the striking market, I would really only be looking at Kevin Phillips. I don't see him playing 46 games and scoring 35 goals; I don't think that's going to happen. But the standards of professionalism he would bring and the things he could teach my other young forwards - about being in a partnership, about retaining the ball and letting things develop - would be a real asset for us.'

'If I could bring him to the club then I'd love to do it.'




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 7 2006

Time: 11:08AM

Your Comments

Good luck and thanks for the .......injuries?
Villain Of The North
If Phillips left would it really be a big loss?
Christo
we should flog him, he's too old now, let gabby and moore play instead
son_of_cher
I have always liked Phillips but he joined us 3 years too late. Let him go and be a hero once more. Heard Niall Quinn on the radio this morning praising his "honest bunch of lads" so he might be interested in a few Villa players!
DeanoVilla
Typical O'Leary signing. Injured before we signed him, injured after we signed him and a good player 5 years ago.
Steve W
I give O'Leary credit for one good signing(Hughes) and several who have yet to prove themselves (Bouma, Laursen, Taylor) and the jury is still out on Sørensen.
Villain Of The North
Mind you I must admit I was excited about the prospect of Phillips, but as has been said, too late in his career.
Villain Of The North
Only 1 good signing - Solano. Then we gave him back!
Steve W
I agree with son_of_cher we should flog phillips, but let gabby and moore play instead, I don't think thats a good idea either, if we want to start competing on the same level as spurs and liverpool, lets not even mention chelsea, man u and arsenal, we need 2 class forwards now i'am not saying they won't become that, but moore isn't has good as we first thought, we need players to put the fear of god into defenders, andy gray, peter whithe, i don't think john terry and gallas break into a sweat when they play the villa, I went thru the team the other day and apart from davies and barry (70%) of the time, the whole team needs rebuilding and before you start saying thats bull*****, how many of todays team would get in the great villa sides of the past, you only need to look at the teams that are interested in villa players now to know things are wrong, middlesvilla, portsmouth, sunderland, blackburn, wolves, no need to go on, lets not kid our self even with mon this is one massive rebuild needed.
eltoro
we got phillips about 6 years to late, sell him and get a bit of money back let gabby run riot
samtozer
gabby's got the pace to frighten any defender in the prem eltoro
samtozer
he's past his best especially in the premiership u should sell him now and cash in on him
green giant 12
Like everyone else on here, I think its sensible to allow him to leave, and presumably head back to the north-east and Sunderland. He'll probably still be able to do the business at Championship level, but I think he's a spent force now as far as The Premiership is concerned. Would loved to have seen him wearing the claret and blue 5 seasons or so back though.
glensider
pace is good, samtozer, but if its not controlled its useless (vassell, tony daley) m. owen has pace, power, skill, and knows how to put the ball in the net, sadly for us, thats where were lacking, thats why we need class strikers, then slowly bring in the youngsters, just remember paul mcgrath, is knees were shot but it took more than a fast runner to get past him, if pace is all they have they're better of on the track
eltoro
 

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