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Sorry for the title, I think I'm having a breakdown, far too much good news going about!

Martin O'Neill says he doesn't know how much money he has to spend in January, but whatever the sum, he wants to buy players as cheaply as possible!

The Villa boss said of Randy Lerner, 'He is very supportive. I have not sat down with him and asked how much money there is. I think that he is very supportive and wants to do well for the football club. Again I get back to it, I think he feels that he wants everyone working around the place... earning money and deserving to do so. He is supportive... That's my view.'

On the funding he added when asked how much he has to spend: 'I genuinely don't know. I would rather get players for as little as I could pay for them. Let's say that there was some player who I really thought could do the job and the selling club were prepared to let him go but for a price greater than I wanted to pay, then I'd have a decision to make. If I felt a player at that time who I'd paid over the odds for, would do it for me over a period of time - then I'd do it.'

'An example of that is Dean Ashton, the centre forward at West Ham who's broken his ankle. I remember John O'Hare telling me when Dean was at Crewe that I should take him up to Celtic. Anyway he went to Norwich and they paid the money, and then West Ham paid £7m for him when even the manager said he thought it was a bit over the odds. But is it over the odds if he's back fit and knocking on the door for England? So it all becomes irrelevant if the player does it for you.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday November 2 2006
Time: 11:23AM

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I think MON is too bright and knowledgeable to be suckered into buying a mug, unlike some previous incumbents of the job, and I am sure he will do his best both for Randy and the club. I'm looking forward to the next transfer window, it could be interesting and exciting.
DoogieTyBrenin
02/11/2006 11:41:00
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dont be fooled by the smoke screen...both manager and chairman have clear plan and you can bet that the visible effects of rhe lerner/o'neill revolution will begin to kick in in january
JASON
02/11/2006 11:42:00
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All he is saying makes perfect sense, let alone business sense. To say that he wants to get players as cheaply as possible is obvious. Why would he want to pay 10 mil for a player he can get for 5?
jonah
02/11/2006 12:16:00
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I am not so sure that January is going to bring the changes most seem to be anticipating. I envisage a couple of signings, hopefully of a decent quality. However I believe that we will see much more activity next summer. This is when M'ON will have had a full season to identify who is surplus to requirements. Players from other clubs will also have had a season to see if the work that M'ON and Randy are doing, is something that they would like to be part of. UTV
voiceoftheholte
02/11/2006 12:28:00
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MON's a smart little birdie. If he comes out saying he's got 40m from Randy then suddenly when Villa come calling all the prices go up. Keep schtum and get a few bargins me thinks.
ooahPaulMcGrath
02/11/2006 12:40:00
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got a point Paul plus its best not to go over board with spendings I mean the Dildo salesman must be laughing all the way to the bank after Wigan paid £5.5m for Heskey
Christo
02/11/2006 13:24:00
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The dildo salesmen. Christo I like it. And I am glad to see it catching on. UTV
voiceoftheholte
02/11/2006 13:33:00
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£5.5m for Heskey, LOL, makes me laugh every time I see it.
The Fear
02/11/2006 14:06:00
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Wigan could of had him for £2m or less as Birmingham were relegated
Christo
02/11/2006 14:38:00
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Nathan Tyson is making a comeback for Forest....any thoughts? Too much like Gabby? I wonder if Beattie would perform under MON?
koolbill
02/11/2006 17:29:00
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