O'Neill Pledges Player Arrivals
Martin O'Neill has told the Birmingham Mail, in an article by Bill Howell, that he simply refused to be held to 'ransom' but says there is no desperation because, and I quote:
'We will have the players in by the end of the month. It's as simple as that.'
I know we've got fed up with the promises but that certainly looks like confidence and I guess, now we've waited this long, we may just as well hope and pray that at least 2-3 join us before August 31st, then we COULD push for Europe, although I'd still like to see a 20 goal a season striker in, I don't think any of ours will be able weigh in that heavily with goals - lets hope they prove that theory wrong!
The Villa boss further explained: 'It's been that sort of summer, but ever since the TV money came in everybody was pretty aware that TV money equals higher prices. I've said before that there is no desperation from me.'
He also admits we need a few defenders, especially a 'recognised full-back'.
He also says if he can't get his first choices in he has a number of alternatives.
So there you have it, fingers crossed and all that jazz!