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January Transfer Window Talk 2

Our previous January Transfer rumours thread got 219 comments and is now pretty much full January Transfer Window Talk so I've set up this new sticky to continue driving ourselves mad with links and gossip that we all know will probably come to nothing with total surprises arriving instead!

So far we have, amongst others, been linked to:

Goalkeeper: Matt Murray

Defenders: Richard Stearman, Greg Halford - Colchester, Phil Bardsley of Man Utd, Matthew Upson from Small Heath, Curtis Davies from West Bromwich Albion, Portsmouth right-back Andy Griffin, Oldham right-back Neil Eardley. Abel Xavier from Middlesbrough,

Midfielders: Joey Barton of Man City, James Milner of Newcastle, Shaun Wright-Phillips from Chelski, Zoltan Gera from WBA, Reading's Kevin Doyle. Ashley Young from Watford. Barry Ferguson from Rangers, Reo Coker from West Ham.

Strikers: David Nugent from Preston, Jermain Defoe and/or Robbie Keane from Spurs, Darren Bent from Charlton, Sean Maloney from Celtic, Freddy Eastwood from Southend, Kevin Davies from Bolton, Mark Viduka from Boro), Alan Smith from Manchester United, Craig Bellamy (old link from rumour thread), Peter Crouch from Liverpool, James Beattie from Everton, Marlon Harewood from West Ham.

And the list goes on...

So far in: Phil Bardsley, from Manchester United, on loan until the end of the season.




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 9 2007

Time: 5:47PM

Your Comments

219 comments on the last one, not bad that!! Lets hope with the next 200 we'll be announcing signings etc.
The Fear
Interestingly enough we haven't been linked to many foriegn players from the foriegn leagues, apart from that striker the other day who's name I cant remember. Surely we've scouted the world in preparation for this transfer window?
DeanoVilla
9m for Ashley Young, your havin a laaaaaaaaaaaarf, get real Bothroyd. Someone must have told him Chelsea were interested?
mackaavfc
Deano - MON has said he don't like the foreign players as they may not settle.
Gazvilla
Sky has a piece on Baros. His parents have said that they were told on Christmas Eve by young Milan that Chelski were interested. His agent has said he can't go until Villa get a replacement.
Gazvilla
gazvilla - also so like the bit where they said he told them not to say anything to anyone so they did not even tell his sister, only to then give an interview to SKY - pure quality.
mackaavfc
I think we should go for nugent. Even though it could be a gamble he could turn out to have an effect like johnson has had at everton.
CPAVFC
Theres loads of championship players out there who can make the grade. I think spurs only paid 1m for lennon and he's probably worth 20m now. Bent cost 2.5m now worth about 12, doyle 80k!! now going for 7...i could go on for ages. Im sure MON will find us some real gems given time.
son_of_cher
The Nugent link - I see Warnock of Sheff Utd has pulled out saying Preston want him to stay and are asking stupid money and he's not worth the asking price.
Gazvilla
Now i realise i aint the most patient person in the world, i was drinking my xmas bottle of Baileys on xmas eve!! However is anyone else getting bored of waiting for a signing (Bardsley dont count)? I realise these things take time and i think the clubs new owners and manager are fantastic, i just wish they would put us out of our misery!
mackaavfc
If my gaffers check my web history, I'm screwed as I am checking Newsnow.co.uk(best footy link as it has all the sites)every 20 mins. Who would'nt want to play for MON!...
OneloveVilla
Agree Newsnow is fanastic. Here is the link for anyone who doesn't know about it: http://www.newsnow.co.uk/newsfeed/?name=Aston+Villa
mackaavfc
Oh no! Now I know this link my gaffer will be checking as well:-) (
Gazvilla
I think Baros' agent and mother ( whoever the hell she is) need to shut up!!! The way the agent has been talking to the press about is future is ridicoulous, you don't see any other agent leaking stories to the press!!!
randy.stand
Interesting the comments about David Nugent. I've long felt we should seriously pursue this guy. Bring him and Robbie Keane on board as our new strike force, and I'll promise to lay off my next door neighbour who irritates the hell out of me for being one of the stay-away, part time, armchair Villans, and consequently incurs my wrath every time I see him.
glensider
I see Warnock has given up on trying to buy Nugent, Preston want too much for him, sounds a bit like Watford and Ashley Young. I dont suppose we should complain about these small clubs trying to cash in on their assets though.
jonah
True Jonah, bit like the sty dwellers with Upson!!
Rickymeister
Newsnow is how I found this great site
Christo
Nice link, you cant blame them, they know they can get silly money, especially from chelski. the suspence is ****in killing me. UTV
steff_the_villan
I think Chelski want a loan deal.
Pking
It is being reported that we need to find a replacement first before Baros can leave. please God let us find a replacement soon, he has never wanted to play for us and it is completey obvious in his performances. He only joined us because he wanted a move to a "Big" club but didn't realise that he was actually a crap player.
liamo1981
Its is being reported on a couple of sites that SWP has turned down an offer to join Villa. If he doesn't come i bet Mo'N will spend big on getting young, . I read that Sheffield Utd have valued jagielka at 9m too. Its maddness these players are worth 4-5 mil tops. i think M'oN will have to spend over the odds to get players if he wants to get anyone in, and i have a feeling he will Just to build up the squad a bit. But where will this leave us in the summer when the clubs of every player we go for starts asking double what the player is worth.
liamo1981
Which sites are reporting this? Do they have quotes from either club or player? Nothing happens until the final week of January.
tarzan
latest on SWP is he has 48hrs to decide whether or not he wants to join villa
jonah
jonah, where are you getting this information? It can greate frustration if its just gossip. I'd walk over broken burning glass to play for Martin
tarzan
I read it somewhere on newsnow this morning. cant bloody find where exactly now
jonah
48hrs....he looks a bit like eddie murphy.Small Eddie murphy your just a small eddie murphy small eddie muuuuuurphy. waiting for signings is making me a tad mentle.
tylervilla
Aha, found it!! Apparently it is an article in the Daily Mail
jonah
All the evidence I need!!
tarzan
whoever gave me the bloody link to newsnow, thanks ! Ahhh , it i staking over my life !! Roll on february
jaspervilla
whoever gave me the bloody link to newsnow, thanks ! Ahhh , it is taking over my life !! Roll on february
jaspervilla
Jasper - LOL. One question though, are you Fred Elliot in disguise, i say are you Fred Elliot in disguise?
mackaavfc
nothing to do with the papers..... but how about Vince Grella from Parma? bit like McCann. Parma in trouble, Grellas' contract ends in the summer. he is a MON type of player.
leftfoot
Heinze is available from Manure for 7m.
MON the Man
Young now reported to go to Spurs! Hope we don't miss out on both SWP and Young. No two ways about it, you get ripped off in January!
Gazvilla
Gotta go now, my gaffers put me on a final warning for surfing the net!! UTV
Gazvilla
Don't agree with this myth that "you get ripped off in January" look at Heskey, Pennant & Anelka. Teams just don't want to sell unless they can get other deals lined up. Chelsea would rather sell to us than Spurs, also Chelsea would want King, Defoe or Lennon in exchange. The key for us is to get MON talking to the players at the club.
tarzan
some news sources are saying we will sign bellamy and SWP (loan) in next 48 hrs. Tooti fruity.
tylervilla
thoughts on bellamy?.....great on his day but seems to get major injuries everywhere he goes. I remember him pulling up with a hamstring when playing at VP for Newcastle. Not sure we should buy players who have such an extensive injury history. Anyone got a moon on a stick?
tylervilla
Bellamy is just what we need, committed and puts the ball in the net. Far better than what we currently have, he is injury prone - but you are looking at 15m for a striker that isn't. The Toon are well bitter that he left (he was thier best player at the time).
tarzan
Yep, Bellamy would do for me.
jonah
You can never tell what's going on in the background or the frustrations MON is having but on Champ manager I have no problems in signing up decent players so I can't see why MON can't pull his finger out and make some signings pretty sharpish cos I'm getting fed up now:-(
Gazvilla
I agree gazvilla: What could be easier than signing 5 top class players fer *****s sake!!!
jonah
To be honest id love bellamy at villa. Baros is fairly quick but nothing to bellamy, and in the prem these days pace gets you a long way. C'mon Villa
CPAVFC
You can guarantee its going to be last minute action as always, neglecting my work, spending too much time seaching for rumours that mean nothing at the end of the day, and you can guarantee there are countless thousands of us doing the same thing all throughout Jan, I bet the transfer window costs british business a fortune in lost man hours, thank god I am self employed at least I cant get in trouble with the boss
steff_the_villan
Same old transfer speculation. Can we buy someone now.
CPAVFC
Steff -gotta any jobs just in case I get the push:-)
Gazvilla
From the Guardian: 'The Villa manager yesterday provided an indication of the considerable transfer funds at his disposal when he spoke about the possibility of signing up to "five players of the quality of Stilian Petrov"'. Please God no!
Saurat
Heinze would be great for us, he has bite in abundance.
The Fear
Craig Bellamy 6m, Curtis Davies 8m, SWP on loan until the end of season in exchange for Baros. Mellberg to Liverpool could happen aswell.
tarzansbrother
Mellberg to liverpool :o were did u hear that
CPAVFC
Ive heard we are after 2 Liverpool players with Bellamy being the obvious choice. They need a defender desperately and one that is not cup tied. We have had good service from Mellberg who only has 18 months left on his contract and cant have been happy with losing the captaincy. It may be time to cash in on him with the emergance of Ridgewell/Cahill.
tarzansbrother
I've just had a think about who we really need in and if the following came, it would make us a very strong side. Bardsley (loan to buy) SWP (loan to buy) Sidwell (4 mill) Young (9 mill. Crazy I know but will be a great player for years to come) Alan Smith (loan to buy) That's spending 15 mill now and lining up the loan players to buy in the summer. They surely wouldn't want to leave if they are playing every match, gaining confidence and pushing for europe. They will also see the ambition of the club. That would leave us with a starting 11 of Sorenson, Bardsley, Mellberg, Laursen, Barry, SWP, Sidwell, Petrov, Young, Smith and Baros. Leaving a very strong bench from Taylor, Cahill, McCann, Moore, Gabby + Davis, Angel, Ridgewell, Hughes, Gardner for cover. I'm wasted in IT!
DixonTheVillain
According to tribal football.com MON `has held talks with SWP.Fans f c.com say a temperary swap with Baros going to Chelsea and Kalou joining us.The Evening Herald in Dublin again says MON s going all out for Keane.
Pking
I'm pretty sure you are only allowed 2 loan players at one time in the Prem. On the SWP matter, I would have thought Chelski would like him to make his mind up before the Man U game so he could stuff them.
Gazvilla
The Daily Mail is reporting that Shaun Wright-Phillip's will have his future resolved by the weekend. Aston Villa are the club that is leading the race for the winger, 8m is the price being labbeled with the move, a massive knock-down from what Chelsea paid, 21m. Villa boss Martin O'Neill is keen to add Wright-Phillips to his team despite the player being a let-down for Chelsea. Milan Baros could also be part of the deal, heading in the opposite direction.
Newman
I think that you can have more than 2 loan signings just not more than 2 from the same club.
liamo1981
Dont wiant to think about mellberg going think he is a villa legend agree ridgewell and cahill are emerging talents but in my eyes one of them should partner mellberg and rotate.As much as i rate laursen as a defender its unfortunate he is the new darren anderton and we cant rely on him being fixed this time.
sk1nner80
Melberg is definately to inconsistant going on the last couple of years. He definately started well this year, untill he was moved to right back where he has been pretty poor. I think he needs a run of games in the centre, if he can pull off the form of a few years back, then great, if he cant i think he will find himself warming the bench or being sold. We definately need to get a quality centre back in if we want to go anywhere.
liamo1981
DON'T WANT SWP - He is poor - He must be delusional to think he has a future at Chelsea - Just an average player at Man City in a below average team. Sorry but it's just an opinion.
Steve64k
They all need a run of games where the team play well and the non-existant strikers score some goals. Jesus what I would give to win three on the bounce.
col8
SWP was one of the best players in the premier league when he was at city. wether he can rediscover that form is a differant story. At Chelsea he has to play a completly diferant style than he did at City. Chelsea dont play wide at all, and play really defensive where their wingers have to get back behind the ball all the time. They has completly ruined the confidence of nearly all the wingers that have played their, SWP, Duff, and Robben. None of them look the players they they do elsewhere, ie City, Ireland and Blackburn, and Holland.
liamo1981
Aaron Hughes is reported to be interesting Newcastle - Wahoo, its all good!!
mackaavfc
so MoN was at the Chelsea Wycombe game. so i think that confirms that his intrest in SWP, and that he is definately still in the running otherwise i doubt he would waste his time.
liamo1981
mackaavfc - do they need a new boot cleaner?
tylervilla
Tyler LOL - Roeder misheard someone telling him he is a right back, what they actually said was he is "right cack"!!
mackaavfc
Gawd, I hope something happens soon. The suspense is killing me!
jonah
Mourinho apears to be in total meltdown and Benitez is a couple more bad results away from the axe.Im beginning to get an awful feeling MON will be getting some very attractive propositions.Im like a bunnyboiler that constantly spies on their partner.Im not far off going through MON txts and credit card bills.Help.
Pking
I wouldn't go PKING through MON's texts, PKING get it? Boom Boom
mackaavfc
Welcome back Basil!!
jonah
shame on you macka
steff_the_villan
LOL Steff - made you smile though hey? Can we pleaseeeeeeee sign someone soon my life has been on hold for 11 days already!!
mackaavfc
There is no point going mad here, targets need to talk to the club and MON for anything major to happen. The bidding is like a dodgy game of poker. I think its very difficult to relate to these overpaid prima donnas. I personally love the Villa and would play for them for 1k per week!
tarzan
I would play for free but in saying that I dont think they would pay me.....and heres tyler he passes it through the eye of a needle to Englands number 9 (ridgewell).....
tylervilla
Mackaavfc.excellent.
Pking
were being linked with john carew on skysports
meakers
"David Beckham will leave Real Madrid and join Major League Soccer side LA Galaxy at the end of the season. The 31-year-old former England captain will sign a five-year deal, reportedly worth 128m." - What a contract! Living in B6 is a far more attractive option.
tarzan
expect Beckham to come out with all that "it was a footballing decision" crap, still if some mug wants to pay him 25m a year or 490K per week then more fool them. God their wages are obscene.
mackaavfc
Actually that's $25m per year. So its probably more like 12.86m per year when adjusted for exchange rates. Still, nothing to sneeze at.
attila11101
You're right on the 25m a year. My bad.
attila11101
I don't know if anyone has mentioned this but skysports has linked us to john carew of lyon. Wonder if a swap deal for baros is being negotiated.
dazvilla
oh no big target man MON likes them. Is houllier their manager?
sk1nner80
Not a lot happening is there? And I wonder what happened to this MON to get an answer from SWP in 48hrs...bloody long 48 hrs!!!
jonah
As the os points out in the newspaper link the chelski board have dropped the idea of a loan deal, and want to sell instead, If the papers can be believed of course, they also (the scotsman) report that petrov has been dropped for "failing to set the premiership alight" when he is rested through injury,
steff_the_villan
Is it just me or is anyone else getting fed up with all the Henrik larsson headlines on Newsnow?
mackaavfc
Sunday was Larsson day there was'nt even another team on the pitch.arrogance personified.
Pking
Carew would be a good signing, champions league experience, big and strong too. He would suit the premierhsip. We've also offered a trial to young norwegian keeper on Sky. Not sure why considering we've already got olejnik
son_of_cher
The Djemba twins have signed for Burnley on loan till the end of the season.
mackaavfc
Carew gets thumbs up from me aswell. With three players now gone you have to think that MON is confident of signings, saying that its all gone quite on the newsnow front.
tylervilla
Tyler we have actually got rid of 4 players, whittingham, agathe nad the djemba TWINS. Thats 4 by my reckoning!!
mackaavfc
and no nad is not a player!
mackaavfc
Despite the fact there have been over 300 messages on our message boards regarding transfer rumours over the last few days, I have kept my views to myself (for a change). However I have it on fairly strong authority that M'ON has been given the green light to authorise an 8 million transfer. Unfortunately I am not privvy to who it is. I am only told that the player is London based. So presumably this could include Bent, Keane, SWP or Young??
voiceoftheholte
8mil, would seem a bit steep for Keane. Young isn't london based. Pardew says he will not sell Bent. So, work that one out!!
jonah
I would say 8 million will be the going rate for Keane. So what if Pardew says Bent is not for sale, he is not exactly going to shout it from the rooftops is he? Young plays for Watford so I would pretty much say they are classed as London based. However it seems to be a little underpriced for SWP. There you go Jonah ...... I worked it out for you :o)
voiceoftheholte
Sky Sports have announced that Gera is on his way to Boro. That is a chance missed I think - he is only 3m and even if we get Young and/or SWP he would have been a great deal!!
deano.avfc
I would say gera is no better than petrov, davis or barry. If we want to push up the table we would need to sign better - boro can have him. Would have given us some competiton and strength in depth admittedly.
tylervilla
Not like you to keep your opinions to yourself VOTH. Get your opinions, get your opinions, get your opinions out for the lads!
tylervilla
8M for SWP is the figure that has been bandied about recently..back to the drawing board!
jonah
can we sign reo-coker just so we can make a song about weve got coker and noses play in coca-cola...... Bored? Waiting for transfers? making up silly songs? you bet ya
tylervilla
If the twins and Whittingham have now gone, its likely to be a midfielder, just call me Sherlock Holmes! VOFTH your message is a classic, did you see SWP at the IBIS near Tamworth! Seriously though its unlikely that we've no-one lined up, based on us offloading numerous midfielders, trying to sell Lee and not bidding for Gera (although Tyler's right about him)
tarzan
Tyler you mean Reo-spit-roaster?
tarzan
Surely all these players leaving mean something is about to happen? Like that song Tyler can see some longevity in it :-)
mackaavfc
I would say Reo-coker does sound the most likely then. If you think about it: If Young, SWP & Coker are targets - Watford, Chelsea and WHam will want our 8m to spend on other players. Chelski have said they want the cash.
tarzan
4 players out in 24 hours....Kiraly, Agathe, Whitts & DJ twins
tarzan
Out with the old in withe the new.....350k for whitts seems a bit low though. Maybe we could be after a cardiff player in part exchange?
son_of_cher
voiceoftheholte - any idea when this mythical transfer may happen? MON hates the transfer window, I was warned by Celtic fans that he won't spend in the window. What happened with the "SWP to decide in 48 hours" rumour, wasn't that 40 hours ago?
tarzan
four out none in...anyone else getting worried yet?
jonah
i get the feeling it could be 28 days of waiting and then 3 signings in one day.
The Usual Suspect
Any chance of a signing?
CPAVFC
Must be coz Man U wont let Rooney join us til after Saturday, waddya think?
jonah
Jonah, I'm a little concerned. We've seen that what MON wants he doesn't necessarily gets. I think he's a man of principle and might not want to be held to ransome by clubs. What concerns me is the players leaving and only positively linked to 2 players. Young and SWP. Neither appear to be on their way for one reason or another. And with 3 gone we're ina worse position. I think players like Boa Morte, Coker and Sidwell would put pressure on what we have and any super summer signings we might get. Our squad is so depleted we could do with them. Suppose I'm just panicking and getting fed up of Newsnow. Just don't want to be dragged into a relegation battle.
Gazvilla
What about Lauren from Arsenal. With Bardsley are we now satisfied in that positin or will he do until the summer or try and buy him if he's a star?
Gazvilla
Transfer speculation has gone dry
CPAVFC
would he realy deplete the squad without knowing he was safe to do so?
steff_the_villan
MON has now stated he won't be held to ransom. Hope he doesn't get beligerent and throw his teddy out. I suppose only a few teams have done business and most haven't. It's just we're more desparate than most and have cash on the hip. UTV
Gazvilla
Ashley Young to sign after the Watford game. 7.2m rising to 8m with add ons. Ive just been told by a very reliable source.
tarzansbrother
not calling you a liar tarzan but its amazing how many people claim to have sources at the club, there are more leaks than a tap
Its All Over FC
I've heard a few reliable sources on this site with transfers not materialising so forgive my apathy. If it's true surely he wouldn't be playing against us so why can't he sign before with the provision he can't play against the Hornets?
Gazvilla
Gazvilla: I am trying to keep the faith...but it aint easy!!
jonah
339 comments on rumours and speculation, result so far 1 in (on loan) 4 out!!
jonah
As you said Gazvilla if Young signs before the game is played he wont face his old club. I personally would go for Curtis Davies along with Young and a striker probably Bellamy but no decent strikers are ever available in the window.
tarzansbrother
If we have the smallest squad then why are we letting people go and not replacing them? They may only be fringe players but in reality they are only one injury away from playing. I wuld pay over the odds to get players in. just so that we have enough guys on the park.
myleftfoot
tarzansbrother's reliable source is not me! Bellamy won't be coming, he took a 20k per week wage cut to go to redscouse and envoked his clause so waived add ons. He is well thought of at Liverpool. And as magic Merse said "Teams just don't sell strikers" he's right even Charlton and Preston apparently. Young is well overpriced, he's young thier best player and runs around a lot but he's no SWP.
tarzan
Saw the Ellis thinghy tonight on BBC1. Some cracking jokes. It was called a managers bench because Ellis didn't like it being called a Doug-out!
Gazvilla
MON has pretty much said know that players will be coming in,whether they are his first choice or not who knows, so we must at least be getting a couple of players in soon. I hope one of them is Carew, he is class.
liamo1981
Well it wont be Curtis Davies - Metatarsal injury tonight by the looks.
xfranc
carew is class and would be a great signing 4 us,completely type of player we need to hold the ball up properly! one of either swp or young would do as well.
Belfast Villain
Another day and still nothing! I am starting to shhiit it abit now. Even if we signed Tyler i think id be happy with that the way things are going.
mackaavfc
The Times are linking us to Marlon Harewood????? MON won't pay over the odds according to the official site. I'm afraid you have to when there is a bidding war for a player. Lerner will pay but MON won't. Needs must when you're desparate and we are for a couple of quality players. What position does Tyler play?
Gazvilla
Mackaavfc relax. The only big deal so far has been BoaMorte to WHam who paid big money(5m plus etherington). Fringe players leaving first is a very good sign that a few will come in. We may have to accept a forward like Harewood for 3-4m tho with Bents price currently at 15m.
tarzansbrother
If we sign Harewood then i will be absolutely shocked, he is no better than what we have already - cue headline "Villa seal Harewood signing" I think Tyler said he played midfield.
mackaavfc
Harewood had a great run of games last season starting with that hattrick against us. Yes not world class but better than the lazy show pony called Angell who currently plays.
tarzansbrother
Tarzan - i also do not like Angel, but Harewood isn't even class, rather have Zamora and think he is cack aswell.
mackaavfc
AT the moment Harewood is better than nobody, but out of all the forwards mentioned he would be one of the last picks. please let us sign Carew, straight swap for Baros. Its funny because i bet Baros will be one of those players that scores 20 goals in any other league except england.
liamo1981
Stop the presses......this rumour has come in via the ever UN-reliable FansFC website, but O'Neill has apparently earmarked John Carew as the man to spearhead the new Villa attach. Apparently Carew is also keen to leave Lyon as he is supposedly disillusioned by Houllier's rotation policy!
Thegreatdando
Please not Harewood. Harewood is having difficulty getting into the West Ham side because he is average, AND he has an attitude problem. Do we really want him at Villa?
VillaYamYam
I've been talking about Carew for ages but i guess we get to see more of him here in Norway as he's a norwegian international. Personally I think he's a clumsey fool but you can't argue with results, he gets a fair number of goals and has CL experience. He's the perfect MON type player with a good workrate, strong and relatively quick (not Gabby quick you understand :-) ) and gives his all for the team. Not sure about his commitement off the pitch though as he has changed clubs quite a few times. I think he would complement an exiting creative and quick player like Baros should be and like Gabby and Moore are becomeing, very well and could solve our striking problems, especially if we could get Bent or Keene too, that would be awesom (can't play the kids every game, they need time to develope). It's also important to remember that Scandinavian players often transfer to the English game extreemly well. As I said, I personally don't like him but setting my prejudice aside, I think he'd be great for the team.
Villain Of The North
We have let 4 players go out because even with our depleted squad they couldn't get a game, the kids are prefered instead. Given this, all this means nothing and is really of no consequence to the club other than saving wages and getting a bit of money in on transferes when we are all concentrating on spending money. What is the point in keeping dissatisfied players who are not playing and paying them wages.
Villain Of The North
Has anyone mentioned Chris Burke yet? http://www.rangers.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=46688
Bud
I would like to see carew at Villa. At the age of 27 he must be at his peak. I would also like to see the partnership of baros and carew, but if it meant that baros goes for us to be able to get swp or young, then so be it.
CPAVFC
On one of the other sites someone is saying he has it on good authority Villa will make 4 signings next week! Bent (he didnt say which one!!...unless he means Upson!! lol), SWP, Reo-Coker plus 1 foreign signing...do I believe him??? ummmmmmmmm no!!! But would be nice if did happen!!!
Rickymeister
We need quality players that want to play for Villa and quick.
CPAVFC
11 new players needed!!!!
Rickymeister
Get in there Pompey and Fulham!!! Could be results which save us at the end of the season if they can limit Wet Spam n Sheffied Utd to just a point!
Rickymeister
Bring on Watford.
CPAVFC
Yes!! We have won the 2nd half!! One half each should equal a draw!! UTV SOTC
Rickymeister
baros put in a decent 2nd half performance aganist utd today and was imense for the goal, he also came on in the fa cup tie and scored. Is he trying to impress mourinho or is he now willing to put the performances in for villa?
CPAVFC
I heard on Soccer Saturday on SkySports that Watford have received a bid of 8 million from 'a club' for Ashley Young. Boothroyd was due to discuss this with the Watford board following the loss to Liverpool. Some of the national press had been stating that Villa were about to bid 8 million for him, does anyone think this could be our bid on the table?
Thegreatdando
lets get 220 posts before the next transfer! Lets face it, Watford will have to sell Young to stay up. He's rpobably 2m over priced, but so's everyone in the premiership.
tarzan
I agree Baros was superb in the 2nd half and by all accounts Young was very poor. Not sure Young is our salvation.
Gazvilla
What ever else happens this side of the transfer window it is Vital for Villa to go and spend some money on a striker who is proven, fit and knows where the back of the net actually is. I never thought I would be missing Chris Sutton but his holding of the ball, linking the play is sorely lacking at the moment.
col8
Even Sky are reporting villa are interested in 'Peanut Head'. He is shocking. Wants happened to being interested in young, swp, keane etc
CPAVFC
In today's transfer gossip Villa to bid 12m for Bellamy, Alan Smith to Join from Utd, Baros packing his bags for Lyon, and Villa poised to enter an 8m auction for Watford's Ashley Young. It's madness I tells ya!
Thegreatdando
Lyon lost 2-0 last night. Carew wasn't even on the bench. Hopefully he comes Villa.
CPAVFC
Yes please to CAREW, he's a monster!!! I'd chose him above anyone we've been linked with just for the fact he'd scare defenders. SWP/Young and Cooke (from QPR - watch him play!!)to supply the crosses and Bellamy to work with Carew, with Bridge from Chelsea also. Bye bye BAROS - too little too late you mercenary.
koolbill
Lauren of Arsenal is now a free agent.....any takers? 29 years old, bags of experience, big and tough.
koolbill
I'd take Lauren but we've just had Bardsley so the'd be competing for the same position. Keane is now linked to Celtic? Haven't heard his name mentioned with the Villa for a while now. Can't see Bellamy being let go by the Scousers. The suspense is killing me. I keep saying I'll give the sites a rest but I'm compelled (my mrs says addicted). Come on MON!!!
Gazvilla
Take both Lauren and Bardsley, we need competition and with Delaney injured and Hughes not up to the job why not? After all, so far Bardsley is only on loan.
Villain Of The North
I must say, with Ballamy's agression and pace and his will to win, coupled with Carew's strength and presence, not to mention his experience, what a formidable first choice paring that would be. And we also have Agbonlahor and Moore coming through with the posibility of Angel and Sutton as cover. Even if he one day fulfils his potential I don't think we would miss Baros then.
Villain Of The North
I'd take jus getting carew and keeping baros.I think that strikeforce would be deadly . I'd look to buy the likes of Robie Keane in the summer.
CPAVFC
NOTW says we gonna offer 12 million for Bellamy!! If we do then I think MON & RL have lost the plot! You could get Darren Bent for that and he is vastly superior to Bellamy. The two together would probably make a good pair but surely no more than 6 or 7 million for Bellamy!
Rickymeister
About Ash young, i read that boothroyd wouldn't sell him to West spam beacause of the relegation battle going on between them. So why are rumours going round that they're about to accept an 8 mil bid from them. If it is true c'mon o'neil an extra Million wont break the bank
CPAVFC
Baros was only working hos ticket out of VP yesterday. He thinks he has a chance at Chelski the man will revert to his uniterested norm after the T Winow. Not a team player just a glory hunter
FatKev
Lets face it, we are deluding ourselves to think that there will be any transfer action before the final week. Aa few opinions: Watford will get relegated unless they buy a few more players (including a striker), therefore will sell Young to the highest bidder or including swaps. Harewood, Young, Milner & Davis are probably no better than what we currently have. Bellamy, SWP & Neill are better than what we currently have (SWP would instantly become our best player).
tarzan
why can't we sign yakubu damn it.
Its All Over FC
Because he plays for Boro and teams don't sell strikers
tarzan
The bin dippers have been having cheap shots at our beloved club on their "David Villa" poll. We should all tell the work shy, dole scrounging, thieving scouse scallies just what we think of them!! Who was it that got English teams banned from Europe for several seasons? I can't quite remember!! Steff's witty and incisive contribution shows the shell suited idiots from the kop library have no sense of humour!! UTV SOTC
Rickymeister
Surely we will sign SOMEONE this week, we will.....wont we???
jonah
we are most likely to sign Stearman(Leicester), Reo-Coker(Westham-5mill-Proberly not),Young(Watford-8mill),SWP(Swap with Baros-6Month Loan),Bellamy(8mill)
Newman
Newman: I admire your optimism, just wish I could share it.
jonah
Looks like Ashley Young is going to West Ham then!
jonah
The last week of Jan is where all the action will be, cast your minds back, It's always in the last days, sometimes hours, minutes, anyone got a spare defibralator?
steff_the_villan
The wife's got one Steff; oops, sorry, thought you said something else ;-)
jonah
Young would be a fool to go to the hammers, one relegation battling club to another doesnt make sense. Were obviously on the up and need young english players
son_of_cher
Ashley Young for 10m OMG WHAM must be complete desperados. I am desperate for a signing but would have been gutted if wed paid 10m for Young!!!
mackaavfc
mackaavfc. reading between the lines of what MON has been saying recently I wouldn't be surprised if he doesn't try and match it. I think he is as desperate to make a signing as we are!
jonah
I thought Watford didn't want to sell to Wham and Spurs wanted to part-ex some of there players who don't want to go to Watford. That just leaves us! Think I might prefer Cooke from QPR though.
Gazvilla
For 10million they can have him! he is vastly overrated and unproven. Spammers are complete idiots-curbishley has never had that sort of money before. Has it not occurred to him that Young is already playing in a bottom 3 team and thus won't add much to those cockney *****s anyway?!? we should check out lee cook.
Dee1
Agreed sir signing no one is better than wasting money.The lower leagues have a few quality players for a fraction of the price.8-10 mil for Young is outrageous.
Pking
Cooke is QUALITY. Just like Lennon of Spurs - comes from the lower leagues. I believe Bellamy will come as he doesn't care what region he is in whereas London boys will always be London boys so we have no chance with Bent. Please sign Carew - he is exactly what we need and I dare say he'd be a leader to our team too.
koolbill
I dont want to keep going on about him but Billy Sharpe has scored about 15-20 goals in league 1 this season.Hes only about 20 years old.He was terrific against us in the cup and scored.
Pking
Rather have Nathan Tyson from Forest to be honest.
koolbill
Hes a good shout too.Wham signed alot of players that were performing every week from the lower leagues like Reo Coker,Harewood,Ashdon, and they could handle the premiership aswell as any of the players weve been linked to.(last season)
Pking
I see man City have been priced out of the SWP transfer as they (in Pearce's words) want straight cash and not a loan or part ex. How much do you think they want? He'd be our best player...opinions?
tarzan
Well, didn't Chelsea pay 18 mil for Duff and sell him for 5? So, maybe 8-10mil for SWP?
jonah
I reckon they want 13m plus a player from the right club....Baros...Villa? Imagine the sirt sales?! he would be our best because of his raw talent but he's far away from being a leader like Barry. We have no-one apart from Gabby who scares teams. Albeith the recently maligned Petrov is well good on form. CAREW CAREW CAREW - yes please.
koolbill
Apparently Miroslav Kloser is on his way out of the Bundesliger and going to the prem. Man Ure is the rumoured destination but why not have a dream on a monday.
tylervilla
Aston Villa Blog says we have signed Radoslaw Matusiak for 2.3million http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pOfffl0mBw the boy looks excellent a few Ronaldinho tricks in there
VillaMalta
VillaMalta - doesn't appear to score many goals though does he..... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rados%C5%82aw_Matusiak
mackaavfc
So we've signed that Pole apparently....2.5m far less than Young, who's turned down a 10m move to the Hammers - how can he be worth that amount? Gabby must be worth at least 15m on that basis. I am sorry but I'd not heard much about the bloke until the first two weeks of January. Question for everyone: Would anyone pay 13m plus Baros for SWP?
tarzan
er no tarzan. SWP is good, but not that good.
The Usual Suspect
How much for cash then The Usual Suspect?
tarzan
Apparently Abromovich stopped the SWP-Baros swap that el moanio was supposed to be very keen on, and told him he had to play Shevchenko
jonah
O'Neill has been quoted 9million for Watford's Young, he has been informed that Keane is not available until at least the summer and that Bellamy is not being sold, whilst Chelsea have refused to even enter into discussions about Wright-Phillips - Up a certain creek without a paddle?
tarzan
Anybody know anything about this matusiak? is he any good? I see he has scored 9 goals in the Polish league this season, hardly the premiership though is it?
jonah
I can't be objective about the Pole, still blinded by the Berson & Balaban nightmares! So we have conflicting reports about SWP then... Some say Chelski want hard cash of 15m or more (Pearce tends not to lie), which goes against the rumours here that they either want Baros part ex.
tarzan
Sky are reporting Fulham are the lead team to sign him. Werder Bremen are interested in Baros which means he'll keep putting in decent performances because he's impressing clubs. Diouf to Wham which means Harewood might now be available. Watched the kick in before the match on Saturday where our players shoot from the edge of the area against Tommy. Angel was far the best finisher but he's lost all pace and isn't holding the ball up well. Hopefully, if Villa are in for this Pole there might be some other surprises we never knew about.
Gazvilla
Seeing we are nearly up to another 200 messages, we should all have beer tonight to celebrate our solitary loan deal!
tarzan
Didn't you hear Tarzan?.......that fell through!!
jonah
Hi............... (just wanted to be the 200th post)
Gazvilla
Oh no, I'll have to tear into my single malt from Christmas. Shall we make a list of players we don't want to sign .... that's probably a more productive use of our time. I'll start with Harewood and Bent (the later way over priced)
tarzan
Well done Gazvilla you were actually the 419th!
tarzan
Tarzan, how very dare you! - If I haven't got enough to contend with having no signings, you have to go and burst my bubble and sense of accomplishment. Well I hope you're pleased with yourself!
Gazvilla
This signings thing is a bit like reality TV, every year I say I'm not going to get sucked back in..but I do. Beattie is another fatty I wouldn't want at our club.
tarzan
And Viduka
tarzan
Voiceoftheholte - where's this mythical 8m midfielder you had heard about? Gone quiet again! Competition time, where would we like to stick Martin's Pole?
tarzan
does anyone know when moore is going to be back.
CPAVFC
Please dont laugh (cue histeria) but Spuds are apparently listening to offers for Wayne Routledge, surely as good a shout as Young at a fraction of the price?
mackaavfc
Monday 15th, 18.48hrs. The "Insiders" are putting their money on ASHLEY YOUNG at 9mill, CRAIG BELLAMY at 6.5mill and SWP at 12mill - all making permanent moves to VP within the next 7 days. Also, FYI - cash + CROUCH for OWEN from Newcastle. Watch this space!
villacross
oh, I love optimists ! ! If that comes off villacross I'll eat my hat !
jaspervilla
Baros is definately on his way out and its well known we need some one on the right side. Looks like its out of SWP and Ashley Young on the right and the striker could be anyone with this Pole linked today. Cant see anything more than another loan signing and one more big deal if someone becomes available.
tarzansbrother
Chelsea accepted WHAM bid of 9.8m for SWP, why now 12m?
mackaavfc
Routledge = definate yes been saying it for ages, were crying out for a right winger so gabby can be rested............That Polish guy Radoslaw Matusiak looks handy (only judging on video eveidence by the way) but seems as though he's quick, skillful and can finish. Both cheap buys that can only help our cause
son_of_cher
Young has turned down the hammers apparantly in a 9.65m deal according to sky....Both SWP and him dont want to go to curbishly's sinking ship. Surely we must get one of them??????
son_of_cher
Radoslaw Matusiak looks pretty damned good in the Polish league -surely worth a gamble of 3 mill. Whoevere we get though, needs the ball and support.
myleftfoot
Jaspervilla -I'll hold you to that! Another snippet - MON won't take any more foreign players so dismiss more Euro players coming to VP unless seasoned successfully in the Premiership. Also watch out for Hendrie starring again in the near future, in his run-up to a "testimonial" next May with our '82 stars.
villacross
mackaavfc - Villa will outbid WHAM if SWP has the desire to play for us. Even at 10mill, he's too expensive for Spurs. This one will go to the "wire".
villacross
16 Days 9 Hours 6 Minutes & 50 Seconds left till the window shuts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Newman
mean 15 days
Newman
Routledge is a great call I reckon, BUT we need players who will instantly get into our first team
tarzan
villacross you are on drugs man. Liverpool won't sell Bellamy. SWP will stick it out at Chelsea until the summer on 60k per week to see where Maureen goes. Its depressing to be linked to the Pole
tarzan
Routledge doesn't want to go to Watford that's for sure. Coleman wants to sign him at Fulham and I think he's happy there. However, if we offer more money you never know. Still think we need a target man (MON loves them) as Angel and Sutton are unreliable. Still think there will be more signings just to beef up the squad. Nothing elaborate until the summer.
Gazvilla
think he would he has been playing quite regular for fulham so is fit enough and more proven than young who still dont float my boat
sk1nner80
We will have one more loan in, and one buy, who will be a nobody from a foreign country no one knows about. Thats my prediction
AussieVilla
Come on then Jon, exceeded the first thread, Third time lucky????
steff_the_villan
 

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