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Why Such A Rubbish Transfer Window?

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%)

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 7 2007
Time: 4:00PM


It's Not All About Signings For The Sake Of Signing A Player, It's About Getting The Right Player For The Club!
07/08/2007 16:06:00
MON has misjudged the market. He shouldn't have let the likes of Olinjik, Ridgewell and Hughes leave without adequate replacements. Only now are Man City releasing players. WBA have signed 2 or 3 replacements before Davies will inevitably leave. I just can't see how he will fulfill his promise of bringing in adequate replacements as he principles will still apply regarding cost & character of the player in question. Randy will regret not intervening and perhaps a british chairman would have forced the issue.
07/08/2007 16:09:00
I sort of agree with your comments Gazvilla. I think the board should have had more involvement in the transfers. IMO once the players were identified by MON then the CEO should have had all dealings with the other club and players agent. MON should only have had dealings with the players themselves. This is not a judgment against MON but this is how transfers should be dealt with.
07/08/2007 16:18:00
No one knows what's going on, this is all speculation. City have signed mostly foreign players very quickly it will be interesting to see how they perform.
07/08/2007 16:21:00
Im afraid too many Villa fans are becoming "little HDE's"!. ie too much interference in transfer dealings. Before Randy bought the Club everyone applauded the fact that Randy was a "hands-off" owner who left his executives to get on with it. This is what now got so let's judge at the end of next season whether the Club is still moving forward. I'm sure Randy won't be a "happy bunny" if we're not continuing to move forward.
07/08/2007 16:30:00
I dont think he should of let them go but he did say he was letting everyone leave who didn't want to stay but I dont think it meant everyone we ned some of them and he just let them go because they wanted out
07/08/2007 16:47:00
It's simple, clubs no we have money and are short of players. Teams will sell their players on the last day of the transfer window no problem at all, and we will get a good deal. Until then, they will play beggers with us and over price their players!
07/08/2007 16:47:00
If money is available, no one has rejected MON then why do i see Harewood wearing the No 9 and not say Sneijder or an actual forward?
07/08/2007 17:05:00
Gazvilla, we had a British chairman for 20+ years, where did that get us? Manure, Chelsea and Redscouse have foreign chairmen, has that stopped them spending? No. As for the manager, it's probably harder not to have bought and be taking this stick, than it would've have been to waste the clubs money just to pacify us by buying for the sake of buying. Time will tell of course and while it's frustrating, I honestly believe MON is putting AVFC first and not himself.
07/08/2007 17:29:00
I keep saying this but, have some faith lads. MON is trying to buy long term class not just numbers. I believe he knows what he is doing. True the season does start on Saturday but that does not mean that we have to have a full squad assembled by then. I hope we get Gordon, Davies and Hoyte but we dont necessarily need them by this friday. Well said Stevew above
return of godzvilla
07/08/2007 17:58:00
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