Why Such A Rubbish Transfer Window?
Vital Villa asked, in a poll suggested by Peter Rollason:
Why has transfer activity so far this window yielded less players than expected?
54% still have faith 'We'll get a couple of major signings before transfer window closes'
That left 22% voting that the Villa boss 'has misjudged the transfer market' after bringing in just Nigel Reo-Coker (looked a very decent addition against Inter Milan) and Marlon Harewood (ahem, didn't look quite such a decent addition against Inter Milan but I'm sure we'll give him time to prove himself!)
11% voted 'MON has tried but been snubbed by big names' although that is very contrary to what Martin O'Neill has said as he insists no one has rejected a move.
8% have faith in the boss and less in the board as they voted: 'MON hasn't got the funds'. Totally untrue that one, as far as I'm concerned I've had enough re-assurances and totally believe the integrity of the new owner and board. The money is there and Randy will back the manager. At the moment the manager has let them down in my ever so humble opinion.
And the other results:
MON has funds but doesn't want to handle big name (2%)
The club, despite denials is operating a sell to buy (2%)
MON has got the players he wanted (1%)