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James Milner In - Lee Hendrie Out?

James Milner In - Lee Hendrie Out?

Martin O'Neill has allowed Lee Hendrie to stay on loan at Stoke for a third month, surely that spells the end for the midfielder at Villa? After all, it isn't as if we've got that many choices to play with due to our small squad is it?

Stoke boss Tony Pulis told The Sentinel 'We've got him for a third month and I can't thank Martin O'Neill enough for his help. He's allowed us to have Lee for that extra month and that's got to be fantastic news, for both the player and Stoke City. The news will give everyone a lift because Lee has been special since joining us.'

Meanwhile O'Neill has said 'We will be striving in January to try to improve the team. We do need to strengthen if you are going to compete. The chairman wants to do that. I'm not so sure at the moment if we are in the market for the very best players in the world. That's a different issue. But are we going to try to improve the team? Absolutely.'

And on former loanee and Newcastle winger he said: 'And yes, James Milner has been a target of mine in the past and I would like to see him at Villa Park.'

Milner was linked to a swap deal with Steven Davis recently but I can't see that, we want to build a squad not continually weaken it.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday November 28 2006
Time: 12:29PM

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True but you don't really see Davis playing much this year. What is a shame.
AntVillaforLife
28/11/2006 12:47:00
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It is a myth about our small squad. We have used 25 players already this season, that is more than anybody else. It is not the size of the squad, it is the quality. What we have is predominantly good and young. What is essential is for the older players, who in general will help for this season, to be replaced with exceptional quality. So this will mean the likes of Berger, Sutton, Agathe, JPA, Hendrie and the twins being replaced by players better than those that are left in the squad. This in turn will improve those players and make them fight harder for their places.
voiceoftheholte
28/11/2006 12:50:00
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Yes, it looks like the writing is on the wall for Hendrie. MON knows best of course, though I still think we would have been a better team against Boro last Saturday if we had started with Hendrie in place of young Osbourne. Still, the times they are 'a-changing and although I am a fan Of Hendrie's I trust MON do what's right.
jonah
28/11/2006 12:52:00
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agreed Jonah. Milner looks good business even if not world class - solid player for years and should improve.
tylervilla
28/11/2006 13:30:00
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From what little i've seen of Newcastle this season Milner has been one of their best players. I suspect it might prove difficult to get him.
andrew144
28/11/2006 13:49:00
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Up until Dyer's come back recently, Milner has been their single most creative player this season. If he playes like he has done for the last few years he's a cert in many top flight teams, but he's still very young, he's got bags of improving in him, 2 years time we'll have the next giggs there, should we manage to get him. It's obvious that we need a player like him, a right winger with pace, not only to releive the burden from gabby, but also to get crosses in, rather than gabby who tends to cut back inside. Milner or SWP, either one would be a big improvement.
lorenzo
28/11/2006 14:23:00
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I'd like Milner AND Wright-Phillips, and see no reason why we should not go for both, to be honest.
Sheriff Kimbo
28/11/2006 14:45:00
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Good point from Andrew144. Milner's playing regular and Newcastle might not let him go. I wonder what his thoughts are now? Does he want to come back? Is he thinking Shepherd might be out and new owners might come in? All will be revealed. It does appear that MON likes attacking wingers rather than the Chelsea model who have done away with them.
Gazvilla
28/11/2006 16:58:00
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SWP is up for sale according to Chelski. Interesting to see if we're in for him. Shgould know soon. Presently Wham and Man City have expressed interests.
Gazvilla
28/11/2006 18:25:00
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Securing the signing of James Milner is not I suspect going to be as easy a task as it initially appeared to be last August, until the soon to be, and deservedly so, relegation threatened geordies pulled the plug on the deal right at the very death. I think Milner would be a superb signing though, and no doubt as a club we'll make every effort to bring him in. Hendries days at Villa Park, I agree, look very much over. Good luck to him.
glensider
28/11/2006 19:14:00
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