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Even The Papers Are Bored Of Villa?!

Even The Papers Are Bored Of Villa?!

I think I'll make this the worlds fastest rumours article ever because to be Frank (but only if you'll be Sheila), I'm bored!

One link says we are after £7million rated German international defender Per Mertesacker who plays for Werder Bremen. No quotes to it, not even an agent talking but there you go!

The Daily Mail have re-hashed a summer long rumour that we are going to bid £3million for Fulham's 23-year-old right-back Liam Rosenior. Maybe we will, maybe we won't! Surely if we were going after him we'd have done it when we sold Aaron Hughes or Steven Davis to them?

The site claim we are once again looking at Valencia's Portuguese right-back Miguel. Roma are also linked. The report suggests we have been out priced in a move for Porto’s Jose Bosingwa and that without the prospect of European football, Miguel won't choose us. Oh how my heart breaks.

And yes, that really is your lot, even the papers are bored of telling us who we aren't going to buy. Personally, I'd go and get king of the sulks Nicolas Anelka, he's a fine fine striker and I'd hate to see Portsmouth grab him from Bolton! As if what I think counts ffs!!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 22 2007
Time: 11:17AM


Le big Sulk for me. What a BIG let down it has been so far. one signing plus Harewood! I'm still holding out hope for a last minute signing. UTV
22/08/2007 11:37:00
4 signings to come, how many times do i have to tell you all...listen will you.
22/08/2007 11:45:00
Nicolas Anelka is class JP but I would worry about him upsetting some of our established players, do you know what he is like in the dressing room, I don't mean in a 'oohh young man sort of way' but in is mannor with other players!
22/08/2007 11:46:00
I wish I could fall asleep tonight and not wake up until the 1st! I really can't stand anymore of this. It' s actually depressing me. I just can't stop searching every possible website for news of new signings!! I'm addicted!!
In MON we trust!
22/08/2007 11:47:00
Anelka ?? he isn't what MON wants, I played for Forest in the mid 80's as a YTS and in reserves and share the menatality of MON that a close bonded unit of players is crucial to compete, be it in the league, cup runs or europe. Trouble makers, sulkers, or anyone basicaly who won't risk blood and bone for his team mates, destroy the dressing room. It gives you an edge. Anelka is a quality player, but won't fit in with our squads mentality. The players who have left, don't fit in with it, Sorrenson doesn't fit in with it. Laursen is world class when fit and he has it, Bouma is getting it, Reo-Coker has it in abundance, the youngsters are glowing with it....Hunger and the willingness to be part of a unit, not a one man wonder chasing personal glory. You have to be very careful when bringing in players, look at Spurs, already rumours of discontent. Man Utd are a good example, not huge senior squads but 22-24 in depth and some very good youngsters to call on when needed, how many times have you watched them on TV and all of a sudden so and so comes on ??? who ??? then next thing you know he's a regular on the bench. I could pick out 8 players now that I would like but they may be no good for the Villa dressing room as it stands, and as it stands I don't know anyone in the Villa dressing room from Adam !! Anyone who comes in will be well known by MON, on and off the field, maybe not personally, but well researched, by others. One thing is for sure, they will come, whats the betting WBA buckle on their £15m idiotic price tag next week, who wants a player who doesn't want to play for you ?? Porto may give in and accept £8-9m for Bosingwa, we may even see Hengeland thing is for sure these players obviously fit the bill. Lets hope we get chance to pay the bill. Lets hope for a few surprises maybe....
22/08/2007 12:00:00
Mertesacker is top drawer, be a good signing. Still wouldn't solve the (lack of) right back issue tho. Is that from anything even vaguely resembling a reliable source?
22/08/2007 12:02:00
Great insight Astonmilan. Thanks. Be interested to know why you think Thomas doesn't fit - his apparent arrogance?
22/08/2007 12:15:00
Metersacker would be a good buy, much better value than Curtis Davies, apparently Mons watching the Turkey Romania game, dica anyone?
22/08/2007 12:19:00
I don't think it takes any inside knowledge to figure out sorensen is a pratt. He's a professional who plays his part when called upon and should take it like a man when his place is up for grabs. He is like any other player in the team, subject to rotation and replacement. If he can't do that quietly then clearly his ego is too big for the "team". I'm not suggesting that warrants being kicked out the club but he certainly needed bringing into line and reminding he's not bigger than the club. I certainly hope the optimists are right and that the signings come. I don't fancy saturday afternoons until that happens.
22/08/2007 12:52:00
Your right 4 new signings on the way???????????? Who could it be. I know Rosenior,Mullins,Daily and pantsil quality signings and you will probably pay tooooooooooo much for them toooooooooo. How the mighty fall you used to be a big team now you have to settle for 2nd rate players.
22/08/2007 13:54:00
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