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And If By Magic, Chris Sutton Signs

And If By Magic, Chris Sutton Signs

Former England, Blackburn, Chelsea and Celtic striker (one team missing here, hmmm, no can't think!) Chris Sutton has signed for Aston Villa in a deal keeping him at Villa Park until the end of the season.

The 33-year-old will join back up with Martin O'Neill who were together at Celtic where Sutton scored 86 goals in 185 games.

Sutton provides cover following the aggravated shoulder injury to Luke Moore.

Related article: Chris Sutton The Rigger


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday October 3 2006
Time: 5:15PM

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Poor signing. Don't agree with MON on this one. I've never liked the guy and never rated him. I like him even less after his association with Small Heath
Geordie_Villa
03/10/2006 17:18:00
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He's cover we've signed lets get behind him.
still skeggy
03/10/2006 17:19:00
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Would rather have kept Phillips but if Martin O'Neill wants him and can get the best out of him (and lets face it, O'Neill has a very happy habit of getting the best out of people) then I'm happy. O'Neill hasn't put a foot wrong yet and we do desperately need cover and there aren't many/any free agents around with the experience that Sutton has. Also, sod the blues, they have nothing to do with us, his association was a professional one, he isn't a blues fan, just a professional player who goes where he can earn a living. I agree with Skeggy, lets get behind him. He is a very physical and strong player who might just get in amongst the goals and would be great with 30 mins to go to give opposition defences something else to think about. You don't get those many goals without knowing a thing or two!
The Fear
03/10/2006 17:28:00
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Its not a great signing but if Martin knows how to get the best out of him i suppose its worth a try. 86 goals in 185 games is good but dont forget that is in the scottish prem!
jono_forest
03/10/2006 17:34:00
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my blue-nosed colleague just told me that the blues never really regarded him as one of them, he went on that bruce could never get the best out of him. something mon will be able to do. good experience for the younglings to learn from to.
bobbyfett
03/10/2006 17:38:00
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I agree with the Fear. Sutton is also someone who knows where the net is at VP. I remember the goal last season for the dildo salesmen from Small Heath and also a hat trick he scored for Blackburn. However I think he is more as cover for JPA than Luke Moore. It seems that M'ON wants to ensure that we have a target man for each game. If playing 4-4-2 it means we now have two centre forwards (JPA and Sutton)) and three players (Gabi, Luke and Milan) who can play off a target man. This should be more than enough to get us to January even with the potential loss of Luke. I do not think any of us have earned the right to question M'ON. For the first time in years we can confidently say of our manager 'if it is right for him, then it is right for us'. UTV
voiceoftheholte
03/10/2006 17:40:00
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With Moore injured and Phillips gone, it left us very short so as a short term move, then it's a good signing. If he has shed a bit of weight and in shape then he can be a nuisance and can hold the ball up well. I think he'll get stuck in and although his best days are behind us, what else could the manager do? I think he's very good cover, a risk but sometimes you have to take them.
baros10
03/10/2006 17:45:00
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What's the risk here? Or am I missing something? He's quality, if he does a Sherringham or Solskjaer (this season) - what a bonus. We have zero muscle up front to tough it out.
tarzan
03/10/2006 17:51:00
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Im not keen on ex small heath rejects but I am even more opposed to ruining the good vibe we have waited so long for at VP. For this and this alone lets get behind him and laugh at your blue nose mates when he bangs in more than the one he got for them. UTV.
tylervilla
03/10/2006 18:00:00
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its not a bad signing we do need a strong foward he will be good cover and could get a couple of goals
samtozer
03/10/2006 18:01:00
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