Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Money $, Money £, Money $

Money $, Money £, Money $

Money, money, money.

The Americans are coming we all cheered! Happy days are here again we sang. Doug wasn't carried out in a box and he who constantly uttered, 'I've got a honest bunch of lads' left, taking a big wad of cash with them.

We complained about the cash but good riddance, and the new incumbent had plenty of it. We all prayed it would go through smoothly and quickly so money would be available for transfers before the end of the August deadline. Alas, we had to wait but good things come to them that do. We all now look forward to the January transfer window where we can at last compete in the transfer market. Of course Mr O'Neill is savvy enough to know that if we can maintain a high league position we have a better chance of attracting quality players.

Fans on this forum have also discussed the importance of ensuring the stadium is filled so that players will see this and want to play in front of a full-house. It also goes to say we are not a London club and so are not as attractive in this respect.

Up to recently it was us, and only us, that had the feeling of being let lose in a sweet shop with the promise of filling our pockets. But now some other kids from West Ham, Newcastle and even Liverpool may have a bit of pocket money.

Should these takeovers take place is anyone concerned that we might be competing for the same type of players, in a limited January market, and that other clubs may appear more attractive than ours?

Submitted by Gazvilla


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday November 24 2006
Time: 1:02PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Spot on with this article. London is more attractive to footballers than life in the Midlands (but the Midlands are not as unattrative as the North-East?). A decent league position will help attract but I think the lure of playing under MON will be enough to see off some of the other kids in the sweet shop.
Pike
24/11/2006 13:09:00
0
Definitely will be competing for the same players and the likes of West Ham might attract SWP etc as he is London based. That said, we are still the mighty claret and blue, I'd say qualifying for Europe for the summer spending will be more crucial?
The Fear
24/11/2006 13:16:00
0
as Pike pointed out, there is one crucial difference we have Martin O'Neil, and when players are weighing up the pros and cons of different offers, that could be a deciding factor. UTV
steff_the_villan
24/11/2006 14:51:00
0
lets hope the league position can be maintained as its bound to help. It just needs a spark of a few big names as they attract other big names and bums on seats. Im sure MON could convince any player if they could get into disucssions.
tylervilla
24/11/2006 15:46:00
0
I see that WHam are making a move on SWP according to Sky. Interesting times.
Gazvilla
24/11/2006 16:52:00
0
Let them have him , he,s crap in the air.
silkie villain
24/11/2006 18:11:00
0
It could well prove to be an unusual January transfer window, in that there could very well be this season quite a bit of activity. Hopefully we'll be in there competing with the best. The promise of (at the time of writing) a serious second half of the campaign push for Europe will be a very interesting carrot to offer potential targets, added to the fact that it is surely now widely accepted within the game that we're a club on the move. Agree with Pike, the opportunity to play for MON has to also be an attraction. He's up there at the very top of the premiership managerial tree.
glensider
25/11/2006 09:01:00
0
Yea I admit I feel like we are gonna be in the same position now other teams are being bought by mega rich ppl aswell
Christo
25/11/2006 17:43:00
0
It'll definitely be us and the 'Ammers splashing the cash, if WHU can convince potential targets that they have the ability to escape the dreaded drop, something I doubt.
glensider
16/03/2007 03:49:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

League Cup & Luton On The TV

With the opening Championship game of the 2016/17 season against Sheffield Wednesday selected for television coverage, our return to the first round of the League Cup...

Gabby Agbonlahor - Shaped Up - Now Ship Out?

So, the Gabby Agbonlahor question has once again surfaced!

High Approval For New Manager And 1st Signing

Poll summaries, looks like the fans approve of Di Matteo/Steve Clarke and their 1st signing.

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)

Can Gabby redeem himself and stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes38%
No60%
Meh, not sure2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
F1 Prediction Comp - Open for round 9
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear421
2.Fulford182
3.sirdennis180
4.BodyButter160
5.JuanPabloAngel126
6.glensider120
7.kefkat112
8.DeanoVilla98
9.Melon Donkey87
10.Silhillvilla77
The Vital Football Members League