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Loan Deal For Rangers Star?

Loan Deal For Rangers Star?

All is a bit quiet on the rumours front. Some say that West Ham have succeeded in a £9.5million bid for Chelsea winger Shaun Wright-Phillips, but I can't see he'd be in a rush to move to a relegation threatened team?

Otherwise the main links to Villa over the last day or so have been to Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson who has fallen out with manager Paul Le Guen and has been stripped of his captaincy.

Some reports suggest Villa and Everton are looking at signing the player on loan until the end of the season. The Times say we are 'scrambling for his service' which is nice!

Ferguson's agent, John Viola, said options were being talked over for the 28-year-old who is said to be 'shattered' at the turn of events at Rangers.

Martin O'Neill has quite rightly refused to be drawn on the issue saying 'I couldn't possibly make a comment. I am not going down that route of making a comment on a player. There is absolutely no point. I think it would be difficult for us to have any signings before the FA Cup game with Manchester United. Nothing is impossible but it would be difficult.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 4 2007
Time: 12:05PM


As i said before a cheapo Joey Barton, still he may make me eat my words.
04/01/2007 12:41:00
Didnt seem to shine at blackburn but oneil will be aware of wot barry is capable of.Will him and petrov be able to play in the same team im sure they have kicked each other several times.
04/01/2007 12:52:00
is this it? Sorry to sound negative but a loan deal for a Rangers reject is not what I had in mind for the new ambitious Villa
04/01/2007 13:21:00
Paul Le Guen's been sacked by Rangers now, so I guess there is more likelyhood of Ferguson staying to see who the new gaffer is....
04/01/2007 15:08:00
yup, that will be Ferguson winning in the tussle, so he won't be coming to Villa. Good, I'd rather younger and better!
The Fear
04/01/2007 16:17:00
tylervilla, the club have no control over the crap links, they do have control on the players brought in, so lets hope they surprise us, we all need a lift and a star name or two would definitely give us that, but are any stars going to be allowed to leave in Jan transfer window? We might have to settle for some players just to bolster the squad until the summer maybe? Like the idea of Alan Smith coming.
The Fear
04/01/2007 16:18:00
Agree that it all depended on the Paul Le Guen factor, and there was only ever going to be one winner in his head to head battle with Ferguson. Wouldn't have minded Ferguson actually, but of course it's all hypothetical now.
04/01/2007 18:07:00
Le Guen sacked, hooray. We have a billionaire in charge now and should be aiming higher than someone who was complete dung for Blackburn. I appreciate the need to bolster the squad but is he really better than say, Hendrie, and i really dont rate Hendrie.
04/01/2007 18:20:00
I didn't want Fergie at Villa anyway if he was awefull for Blackburn he wont be good for Villa
04/01/2007 19:14:00
Guess this thread wasted as he will stay and the Manager has gone. Player power, this town aint big enough for the two of them so they let the boss go, wonder what the ultimate bottom line was?
04/01/2007 23:54:00
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