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

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

Best of Vital Network

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Villa Times - 27/03/2017 (Aston Villa News Round-up)

The latest Aston Villa news and views via the uno fish ial one...

One Of The Greatest Phone Calls You Can Get

Steve Bruce, his moments since coming to Aston Villa...

3rd Minute Applause For 'Our' Little Charlie Round

Forever one of us. Rest in peace little man. 3rd minute applause.

Championship 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17)

The final international break of the Championship 2016/17 season ticks on by and this year could see a number of players break the 20 goal mark.

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)

Vital Villa Player Of March
Suggested By: JP Fear
Baker6%
Chester5%
Johnstone13%
Taylor0%
Jedinak39%
Hutton10%
Hourihane2%
Lansbury0%
Adomah0%
Bjarnason15%
Amavi0%
Bree0%
Gardner0%
Kodjia10%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 38 24 6 8 78 38
2 Brighton 38 23 8 7 77 30
3 Huddersfield 37 22 5 10 71 4
4 Leeds Utd 38 21 6 11 69 16
5 Reading 38 20 7 11 67 2
6 Sheff Wed 38 18 8 12 62 9
7 Fulham 38 16 13 9 61 19
8 Norwich 38 16 9 13 57 9
9 Preston 38 15 12 11 57 6
10 Derby County 38 14 11 13 53 3
11 Barnsley 38 14 9 15 51 0
12 Aston Villa 38 13 12 13 51 0
13 Cardiff 38 14 9 15 51 -1
14 Brentford 38 14 8 16 50 3
15 Q.P.R. 38 14 8 16 50 -5
16 Wolves 37 12 9 16 45 -2
17 Ipswich 38 10 15 13 45 -9
18 Birmingham 38 11 12 15 45 -16
19 Bristol City 38 11 8 19 41 -3
20 Forest 38 11 8 19 41 -11
21 Burton 38 10 11 17 41 -14
22 Blackburn 38 9 13 16 40 -11
23 Wigan 38 8 10 20 34 -13
24 Rotherham 38 4 5 29 17 -54
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Blog: Australian GP Report
Latest Vital Boxing News
McGoldrick Wins Professional Debut
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 4 2017 7:45PM : Queens Park Rangers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 8 2017 3:00PM : Burton Albion (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 15 2017 3:00PM : Reading (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 17 2017 2:45PM : Fulham (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 23 2017 12:00PM : Birmingham City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear401
2.Pride of Lions312
3.sirdennis307
4.HeathfieldRoad1874289
5.JuanPabloAngel276
6.Sasquatch208
7.Silhillvilla174
8.Melon Donkey160
9.BodyButter148
10.DeanoVilla137
Vital Football Comment