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Tick Tock - Tick Tock - Cuckoo

Tick Tock - Tick Tock - Cuckoo

Martin Laursen says the display against Newcastle shows no team can take Villa lightly this season.

The man-of-the-match told the official site :

'We had to perform our very best and we did. We played really well and we showed everyone that we have a very competitive team, a team that can really do something this year. If we believe in it and we work hard every time we play, there is enough quality to do really well in this league.'

He also admits he so nearly scored, at both ends!

'Anywhere else and it was a goal. I would have loved to have scored a goal after my own-goal against Liverpool. But it wasn't to be.'

On loan goalkeeper Scott Carson was also left happy after the 0-0 having pulled off a couple of very handy saves.

'I was delighted to keep a clean-sheet on my debut. That was the main thing I tried to take out of the game. I thought the lads defended well and to be fair I didn't have a great deal to do. That's the way I like it - the lads did a great job. The defenders were superb and that's good to know. The communication will come over the next few games, but I was really pleased with how it went. It wasn't just the defence, I thought all the lads worked really hard and we deserved to come away with all three points really.'

Meanwhile if reports are to be believed, supposed Villa and Tottenham Hotspur target Curtis Davies has been priced out of a move as West Brom want in the region of £15million. At the end of the day this is only paper talk but if the Baggies don't want to let the player go, then why shouldn't they price him out of a move? The player is contracted to them, the players have too much power these days and maybe it is time for the balance to be redressed?

No other real rumours about at the moment linking Villa to any signings. 11 days left in this transfer window.... tick tock, tick tock, tick tock! (Would like to have said cuckoo but can't, I don't have that sort of a clock)

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday August 20 2007
Time: 3:23PM

Comments

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im so bored
leelindsay
20/08/2007 15:41:00
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Anyone see the Sunday Mirror player ratings? Barry got a 9, Mellberg a 7, and Laursen who every other man and his dog gave MOTM to, got a 6!!! It's a funny old game.
DeanoVilla
20/08/2007 16:03:00
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a player is too expensive for us.......all together now......surprise, surprise, the unexpected hits you between the eyes. (Saying that 15mil is taking the schmeical).
tylervilla
20/08/2007 16:07:00
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how about we go for a player who is not going to cost 15 mil (just an idea - maybe one from the continent). We do have scouts dont we? WHAT ARE WE PAYING THEM FOR!? Surely 15mil would pay for the best defender in say holland. So why are we messing about with one of the best defenders in the coca-cola. Is this transfer melarky so effin difficult?
tylervilla
20/08/2007 16:11:00
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8 mil for Boswinga is what we should pay, 15 mil for Davis is a joke.
astonmilan
20/08/2007 16:12:00
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The transfer market is a joke, it's too much of a sellers market. I think West Brom are right in what they are doing though. Prices of players can go down as well as up! I would say paying over 10m is way too much of a gamble unless we are guaranteed 100% of the sell on fee. If Davies is worth 15m so is Cahill.
tarzan
20/08/2007 16:24:00
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I'd agree with 8 mil for Boswinga, but according to the papers his club are now asking 12 mil - should we pay that? At what point do we say "you're taking the p*ss?" and walk away? I know everyone is frustrated with our lack of activity, but there really does have to be a limit to what we pay, or we will be in hock to every other club in the world when it comes to buying players. We need a reputation for being canny, not for throwing our (Randy's!) money around.
BobTheBuilder
20/08/2007 16:31:00
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What signals are we as a Club sending out to potential players? To me it seems like we are saying we may need you but we aren't desperate until the last day of the window, 3 games into the new season and 1 day before we play Chelsea and only then at the right price. Not that tempting to new players or showing a genuine interest. If I was a player I would want to be moving in the summer, as soon as possible after the end of the season so I can move house and my family, get settled in a new area, meet my new team mates, get to know the tactics etc... not now the season has started.
Hoss The Villain
20/08/2007 16:43:00
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iggy pop is the chairman of the 'bored' lee.
The Fear
20/08/2007 16:55:00
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Yes, we got scouts alright tylervilla. The chief one if you recall, was only too ready and willing in early June to alert us all to the exciting fact that several new faces would be coming onboard this summer. Well we aint seen a summer, and we aint seen any new signings either. I blame Ellis though.
glensider
20/08/2007 17:24:00
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