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Villa Transfers - Final Countdown

So here we go, the final countdown, just a few days left until the transfer window slams shut until January.

Through the summer, we've managed ten installments of our gossip column, most of it has ended in utter frustration, but the next day or so HAS to result in some players incoming. If reports are right, Zat Knight from Fulham is currently undergoing a medical, so that will be central defence cover, now for a striker, midfielder and a right back or two?!

So Who Will Villa Sign Pt 10 - Click Here

So Far.

Out:

Jlloyd Samuel
Gavin McCann
Lee Hendrie
Robert Olejnik
Stephen Henderson
Aaron Hughes
Steven Davis
Chris Sutton (retirment due to eye damage)
The Djemba Twins

In:

Nigel Reo-Coker from West Ham £8.5m.
Marlon Harewood, from West Ham for around £3.7million.
Zat Knight from Fulham for £3.5million
Curtis Davies (from WBA on loan with a permanent deal likely next summer)
Moustapha Salifou nominal fee.
Eric Lichaj
Harry Forrester
Scott Carson (season long loan from Liverpool)
Jonathan Fear (left back in the changing room)
Watch this space...




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday August 28 2007

Time: 1:59PM

Your Comments

Can we have a sticky on the 1st September regarding rumours for the January window?
still skeggy
TAKE ZAT!!!
tarzan
West Ham to sign Anelka! come on MON, please sign him, get us at least one quality signing
eltoro
From the other thread, I think Defoe may wait until January and bide his time. We all know that the top four take thier pick and the rest follow. We should just put in a big fat juicy offer, then we can't be accused of not trying. What other goal scorers are up for grabs?
tarzan
DaDa Do Do DaDa Do Do Do DaDa Do Do DaDa Do Do Do Do Do DaDa Do DaDa Do Do Do Do DO DO DADO DADODODODO
Pking
Eltoro, Anelka is a sulky so and so. He's not a MON type of player.
tarzan
Is this the longest thread since the invention of the Interweb?
tarzan
Cant believe we missed out on Lee Hughes come on Martin FFS!
Pking
Been a bit of entertainment hasn't it? Not far off 4000 posts through the summer + all the talk in the forum. You culd be right again about Defoe Tarzan, who knows though. Won't find out unless you bid. I would love to see Anelka at Villa, he SHOULD be the sort of MON player, he is quality, sulky bugger or not! Him up front having service from Young, Barry and Routledge, hmmm, tasty!
The Fear
Tasty indeed, some of the problem for us that there is not (yet) clear blue water between us and the Fulham's, Bolton's and Readings of this world. Everton prove that with a bit of team spirit, decent manager, proud history and European football you can attract a fairly decent player or three.
tarzan
Zat Knight - Wow - we wouldn't have signed him in the Ellis Era - he almost as good as ridgewell. Proud History - Cheap Future
qKing
Ellis tried to sign Knight.... then think screwed up the deal.
leelindsay
Who ever keeps saying that Knight is worse than Ridgewell, they really need there heads looking at. Knight has been a week in - week out player for Fulham and apparently according to Fulham fans was one of their best performers last season when made captain. Ridgewell is crap, always has been and always will be - with lack of pace and woeful distribution, plus his dilly dallying holding on to the ball and getting caught. Quick defenders can learn how to defend, slow defenders cannot learn how to become quick.
KSarge1
Hello MON, are you there? is so FFS wake up and sign any of the players listed in the 4000 threads (obviously not the ones we missed out on due to being too tight)! Knight V Ridgewell....... Knight for me
*Holte*End*Star*
To be fair, if you were Defoe Villa or ManU? RB and a goal scorer - who dammit!
tarzan
Completely agree with you KSarge1.
return of godzvilla
Seem to remember Knight being the reason we didn't stuff fulham at home last season, he was outstanding!
GDAD22
I cant see Knight getting in ahead of Mellberg or Laursen, therefore we are signing another substitute. Squad strengthening yes, team improving no.
tylervilla
For me its another harewood. Dissapointing, low quality, un exciting and totally where we thought we were not going in the market. I like O'Neil and I really thought we were going to raise some eyebrows during this window. I dont want to be negative, Im just calling it as I see it.
tylervilla
this is what fulham fans are saying about villa signing knight: ''£4million is amazing!! I dont think he's worth half that!! i mean look a ridgewell or hughes, they are better than him and they went for £2million and £1million!! oranje_emu I dont think Hughes is worth 1million, Ridgewell is worth about 500,000 he is shocking - Championship defender at best. Hughes was a very weak link for Villa at RB. ''
joerothuk
tylervilla Laursen and Olly are World Class defenders. If we tried to sign players with this kind of quality at the moment we would need European football - Davies is not proven at premiership level. We are lucky to have 2 such experienced and talented CB's. Knight is a good addition to the squad and makes Ridgewell look like well errrr Liam Ridgewall of BCFC. From a football perspective I would rather Zat Knight at CB cover than LR, but in my opinion I would prefer Barny Rubble to Ridgewell any day of the week, much quicker.
KSarge1
While desperately scourIng the net for all hope of a signing or two, how's this from www.soccerrumours.com - "From a very reliable source Villa are pretty much definitely 2 sign in the next 2–4 Jermaine Defoe from Tottenham 4 around 8 mill, Glen Johnson from Chelsea 4 about 3 mill, Thomas Gravesen from Celtic 4 about 3 mill, Eider Gudjonson 4 6 mill from Barcelona, Par Mertsacker from Dortmond and beleive it or not Riquelme aswell! trust me LT". WOW, we can but dream !!!!!
PENFOLD17
Penfold i seen that, I think that guy has been playing too much Football Manager.... but i still dream
KSarge1
I can state now that we will not sign 2 strikers....no way. 1 at the most, but i suppose the way things have gone we will probably sign 4.
KSarge1
The ways things stand I reckon Knight will be Mellbergs replacement - after all nearl;y every purchase seems to be balanced by a sale
qKing
Most importantly Knight is rumoured to be a lifelong Villa fan, this has got to mean that he would fight for the cause and not give MON any grief. Is he good enough? only time will tell but he has already scored his first goal for Villa ;-) Also he is much better than Ridgewell (the Bluenoses captain no less) even though I have only seen him play twice.
Villan444
Tarzan he puts the ball in the back of the net from anywhere, what sort of player is MON looking for, one that dosen't, to be honest sulky don't bother me, he can be on suicide watch for me as long as he scores on saturday!
eltoro
BREAKING NEWS MARTIN SPENDS MONEY: Today Martin O'Neil has completed the signing of a bacon sandwich from the cantine the sandwich has cost £1.50 and will play a big role in keeping Martin O'Neil alive
Christo
PINFOLD17 I would'nt put too much trust in any site that says Mertsacker plays for Dortmond. I may be mistaken but dose'nt he play for Werder Bramen (excuse the spelling). The same site also says that boro will sign Defoe, Crouch etc. I think until midnight on Friday we wont know who is gonna sign. So watch with eager anticipation as the rest of the week unfolds....
gappy65
I just hope with all my heart that come 12;01 on saturday morning all the whinning and whinging will stop. All the doughters and the negative eat every negative word they have uttered over the last few weeks... I know its because we care but it dos'ent help and just makes us all grab for the Smiths record "Heavens I'm Miserable now" and the sleepin pills
gappy65
i thought that said 'daughters' for a minute. then i dought that would make any sense. if we get knight for 4m, its pretty much like swapping davis for knight. that, my friends, is a disgrace. that is evidence of MON completely ****ing up the transfer window. thank you.
ric112
The Smiths record I'm playing at the moment is Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want
VillaYamYam
Harewood off the mark, good for confidence. Reckon there will be 3 signings of some description which I still think won't be enough. Knight at CB, a RB (could play Knight at CB and Olly at RB) and another signing but I ain't gotta clue as MON has completely lost me at the moment. Can't see Defoe going to Man U and only getting on the bench when Rooney's back. WHam could spoil things but I get the impression Curbishly is a bit of a clown and players are wary of him. They ain't signed anyone any good (Dyer's out for the season)
Gazvilla
21.50 Tuesday; so 74 hours left. But with a 5.0 win over 4th division team fielding only half of the senior squad so I suppose all's well for another 24 hours or so. But come midday on Friday who's buying for the "happy pills"?
villacross
OS quoting MON as saying that there are a couple of things to sort out with Fulham in the morning and then Knight will sign - a picture as well so I guess it's as near certain as it can be.
pongo wearing
ZAK who? what the hell's goin on awfull signing. Goin nowhere with our signings.
suky
gappy65, couldn't have put it better myself. Spot on mate!
Nigel-not-Reo
west ham wanted to sign ADRIANO. y'know we would never sign him, but it would be like a dream to have villa make a bid for him. we are a far better club than west ham, but we don't even want this world class player...ok MON whatever...FFS!!!!!!!!
ric112
A right full back is an absolute must. We cant attempt to get through to January without a specialist right back, its inviting major problems!! A quality proven striker is an absolute must. We cant attempt to get through to January without a quality proven striker, its inviting major problems!!
glensider
The Final Countdown - ummmmmm good name for a song me thinks - I thought the last post was the final installment of this yawn fest??
myleftfoot
MON, YOUV'E GOT ME SHOUTING NOW! SIGN SOME PLAYERS WE NEED ATLEAST 4 MORE AFTER KNIGHT. Shouting over with. I think Randy should employ somone seperate to MON to do the transfer dealings (I'll do it) as MON seems incapable of signing players before the season starts. MON is a GREAT manager but useless when it comes to transfers. prove me wrong and pull a star out of the hat!
*Holte*End*Star*
A quality proven striker, right, with the top 4 having first refusal this aint gonna be simple!
tarzan
having spent 3-4 mil each on harewood and knight, maybe MON will crack open the big bucks now??? he has to, doesn't he???
leftfoot
he should do, not sure he has to and sadly, not sure he will. We can put hope!
The Fear
Surely, we will have one STAR signing?!?!?
In MON we trust!
Going back to The Smiths,"Stop me if you think u've heard this one before",seems to spring to mind!!! Well chaps , thats the bench sorted. When are the first team coming ? Nah,only joking. All we need now is that right back(av'nt got a clue on who though) and a quality striker. Somebody like Ole Gunnar ,(Only with more brains though ,lol. Finished by a knee slide,hehehe ) a true goalpoacher.
Dudley_Villa
Just read 'Arry saying he needs to sell to buy a quality striker. Get in there MON and grab Matty Taylor..........Please!!!!!!!!
Jon.H
When Redknapp was questionned last night, he also stated Anelka wouldn't be the player he would be going for. I think this means that Defoe may be available.
notthedougellisstand
Harry will score with any signing over O'Neill. Sea-view home, coastal water sports -v- Tipton market or Bodymoor regatta. Where would you rather live?
villacross
Villacross, I hope you're being sarcastic. Cosmopolitan city, great ground, fantastic history, good young players vs Naval, fish-smelling town, terrible stadium, no history and Dad's army. Let me see ?
notthedougellisstand
I would love to get Adriano - I know O'Neill does not like 'big' characters but he can manage one surely!!! He is obviously wanting a fresh start if West Ham are linked - take a risk!! He wont lose value!! I remember saying in transfer thread 1 that I heard whispers about Adriano and commented on how 'fantasy' that sounded. Now it could happen. Adriano or Defoe near enough guarantee goals. A decent RB could make a solid and creative side who will score goals and will be hard to break down. Come on MON - good luck in the next few days!! Dont be scared to take a risk. EVERY VILLA FAN is behind you. Up the Villa!!
deano.avfc
Its been said by sites like Tribal that were after Miguel from Valencia,obviously garbage and would never happen but that guy is class.Were also still rumoured to be after Davis.
Pking
This is what the website 'Footballing World' has said about our latest signing - "Fulham have sold long-serving defender Zat Knight to Aston Villa, and in doing so made a tidy profit for a player plagued by inconsistency, hesitancy and poor decision making, though the 27-year-old patently has the attributes to become a solid centre-back." Let's hope they're wrong.
Gazvilla
Reading into tonights CL results - Ajax and FC Copenhagen have crashed out. Instantly that puts Huntellar and Hangeland in the shop window. S Bucearest won - so Dica will be looking forward to CL football and wont be coming to us. Celtic have gone out so Maloney may be tempted, but cannot see a double bluff by O'Neill and he won't go for Nakamura. Targets - who knows, but I can see the fall out of tonights games affecting the transfer window as a whole....
bazzah
**Above supposed to read "Celtic have gone through"....
bazzah
Think i said it before on another thread that Mon is only able to attract good squad players at the moment and anyone he has bought is a marked improvement on those that have left with the exception of Stevie D. Adriano get a grip hes a fat pie who will only move for mega bucks wage and minimal effort. Give Zat a chance think he is better than LR. RB no clue in fact no clue who mart is going to go for.
sk1nner80
Good teams are not based on having players who feel they are doing the club a favour by playing for them,Adriano would be one of those players,the guys career is in an awful state at the moment he's been drinking and everything apparently.
Pking
oh yeah lets not sign that world class brazilian international - that would be stupid wouldnt it? A few weeks back in training and MON would sort him. Time we started thinking bigger.
bigdiondubs
world class about 3 sasons ago
Pking
Anyone at the friendly? he was a fat tank and the only touch he got was a lovely dribble back towards his own half as he tried to get aound barry or bouma. Hes awesome on Pro Evo 6 though.
MOGVILLA
Now Davies deal looks done...
evoflash
Evo, where is the evidence of the Davies deal? Why an initial loan for 9m? The Defoe Situation is interesting. My opinion is that; Pompey need to off load Nugent first (and want Anelka anyway). Also Chelsea are involved just because Man U may be sniffing around (top 4 control of the market). I can't see Chelski offloading SWP (as he's playing) and Man U (like Tevez) will want Defoe on the cheap as thier budget is spent.
tarzan
Davies deal news is everywhere. I too don't get the loan side of things. Maybe we get to keep the 9M in the bank for a year. Nice interest. Dunno. Now we need Glen Johnson or RB of equal promise/ability.
evoflash
yeah i figured we'd be getting knight in because cahill would go on loan to WBA as part of a deal for davies. why would we loan a player who will sign permanently anyway? ce? im happier than i have been in recent times now it seems we are getting in a good player at last.
ric112
Apparently it's a four year deal worth £8.5m rising to £10m with add-ons. Don't think it's a loan.
Jon.H
If the Davies deal does happen as is being reported then I think he may play RB. Although I was told last week that Glen Johnson would sign this week and was a done deal. I suppose we can now just just wait and see as we've been waiting all summer. I truly believe Defoe is available after the comments from Redknapp. Although I do think he will go to Man U.
notthedougellisstand
A quote and not from me - 'Ok have just got off the phone with my mate who is a newspaper writer and he tells me that Aston Villa are putting the final touches to 5 deals that will be announced Friday. Jermaine Defoe £15 million Curtis Davies £8 million Guti–£7 million Dos Santos–£4 million Harry Kewell–£3 million Also expect a investment in youth talent, and maybe a cheeky bid for Adriano.'
KSarge1
Dream
Pking
You just woke up Sarge?
Hoss The Villain
Dos Santos for £4million LMAO!!!!!!!!!! I hope its not the Barcelona Dos Santos your talking about! If it is then that has won the award of most ludacris "link" all summer! And there have been a few!
villian82
mmm after the summer we've had, that seems like a cruel joke to me sarge
ric112
These idiots make me laugh. You need to get in touch with reality Ksarge.
weller77
On the WBA official site that Davies is talking to Villa! Things are happening, believe the dream, MON is the truth. UTV
NY Villa
WBA have confirmed Davies is in talks with us - check this link out: http://www.wba.premiumtv.co.uk/page/News/0,,10366~1102440,00.html
The Usual Suspect
Oh man - NY got there before me. I thought i was first with the gossip for the first time in my life!
The Usual Suspect
sky sports news confirm davies now talking with villa, but no deal yet
HuntysVilla
Would Curtis Davies be described as a "big" signing? It's a lot of money for sure, but that don't mean the same thing.
The Usual Suspect
Breaking news on ssn, we have been given permission to talk to Curtis Davies! Surely, Mellberg or Cahill are off??
In MON we trust!
B0ll0cks...I was a bit late on that one!!
In MON we trust!
Weller wake up and read it...numb nuts! I did not quote it!
KSarge1
I would eat my PC if all those transfers did come off.
KSarge1
Anelka just signed a new 4 year deal at Bolton so he's out of the frame. Sky Sports just confirmed for the one hundreth time Villa have lodged a bid for Curtis. Zat is in but will he start against Chelsea? Any more? Nickey Shorey from Reading for 6 million. I doubt we will see anymore.
col8
On another thread someone said as well as Davies being down BH having a medical there are another 2 bodies? I'd have thought anyone that close to signing would be all over the media. How can you keep anything silent with all the hacks around. Can MON conclude all his business if he is so hands on?
Gazvilla
If defoe really wants a regular 1st team place he will move but that aint gonna happen at spurs, so he will either settle for his current lot, sitting on the bench happy to see his wages paid into the bank each month,for not a lot of effort or make a move out of spurs. If he stays at spurs then i would question his reasoning and motives in making that decision.
HuntysVilla
I'd effing love Guti here!!!! But all in all don't expect anything more than Davies folks...you read it here first.
koolbill
1 Day left!!!! Has it gone quickly or totally dragged on? I think we've learnt alot about the new Villa regime this summer, especially MON. We can guess, we can listen to the press, we can hear off someone who knows a steward but I think, when transfers are involved, we better get used to the club really keeping there cards very very close to their chests and giving nothing away. Good thing or bad thing? Exciting times......
PBAVFC
I think we will sign Davies and have a legit shot at Defoe, if he moves I think it will be to us. I have to think that even if Defoe does not come it has been a very good transfer window. If Defoe come I think excellent, just to look at the age of the squad. Also as much as I love Olly, if we were to loose him we now have cover and in Jan we could get good coin if he does not sign.
NY Villa
eh, a good window ny villa ! I seriously don't think so ! If Defoe signs it would be an average window . I was expecting so much better this time last year .
jaspervilla
I think this could be a sad season. We could have pushed for top 7 maybe?? Here comes another mid table nothing then! If we are gonna compete prove it - if we aint, then don't make promises you aint capable of delivering as all it does is ***** people off.
spit-fire
This thread is legendary, all types of fans. I think the window has been fine - we need Europe next summer.
tarzan
Be glad when its over and we can get on with the business in hand.
myleftfoot
It will be too late now but I saw a good bit of the game between Celtic and Spartak Moscow,some of Spartaks players looked brilliant their goalkeeper Pletikosa looked world class.
Pking
and the good news is that Danny Mills has gone back to Charlton on loan.
pongo wearing
Scottish Fitba.com have us linked with a "shock" move for Pedro Mendes.Dont quite know what to make of that.
Pking
Surprise major last-ditch signing tomorrow I wonder? The big one, the one that will put fat, over-weight rears onto seats?
glensider
there will be some surprises between now and saturday morning. absolutely glensider.
leftfoot
I take it notdougellis has not been to Pompey then, no fish in Pompey, thats further up the coast, and as for history, Pompey were double championship winners in the middle of last century and both our Dads army players were in the last England squad
paultsmouth
You missed the Mendes rumour as well
paultsmouth
Yes Paultsmouth I have been to Portsmouth and it does smell like fish. You are obviously used to it. As for your Roll of Honours, 2 League Championships and 1 FA Cup. You've won just slightly more than the Blouse. There isn't a comparison between the two clubs regarding trophies won, our List of Honours compares with any clubs except Liverpool, Man United. 7 League Titles, 7 FA Cups, 5 League Cups and 1 European Cup. Regarding the Mendes rumour, it is on Tribalfootball, which is usually way off target, a little like our John Carew at the moment. Anyway thanks for giving me the first laugh of the day. BTW, this isn't a personal attack on your club, I am merely stating fact. I do actually hope you have a good season cos the Pompey fans are some of the best in the country.
notthedougellisstand
Thanks god there is only one day left. couldn't take much more of this, i hate the efin transfer window. please MON make OUR dreams come true.
*Holte*End*Star*
So can Davies play at right back? Or is MON resigned to the fact that there'll be a Knight/Laursen/Davies/Cahill fight for the two centre back positions, and we 'make do' yet again with Olly at right back? I hope not. Can someone please start circulating Johnson/Hoyte rumours again please?
VillaYamYam
i think after davies signs our business will be concluded. i hate to be a misser but we have hardly set the world alight, and i dont see us doing it in the last few hours. dissapointed. however i would love to eat my words.
Stig
Going to be a busy thread today!! I would say MON has several options at RB, we'll get a loan deal if his targets are not attainable. 12m on the table for Defoe.
tarzan
I'm singing along to the final countdown, minus the flyaway mullet!
tarzan
Johnson on his way to Portsmouth are we bothered?
tarzan
Tarzan - pull on your spandex pants, thrash that glittery guitar and start belting out songs about right backs!
VillaYamYam
I am bothered about Johnson. That's a Premiership class right missed by us for one reason or another (may not of course be down to MON). That leaves Hoyte, or (less likely) Bowsinga?
VillaYamYam
Any recognised right back would surley be better than slotting in a CB or Mid player. MON i have faith, dont disapoint.
*Holte*End*Star*
Desperate for some right sided quality. Maybe our scouts have done their job and we could have some pukka foreign import from the CL & UEFA "exited teams"? MON didn't go for Luke Young, so he must have had other targets. Mellberg could be off? I am dressing to the right today by the way, my spandex cheeses wire is grating.
tarzan
I wouldn't be sad if Mellberg went,he was brought in to replace Southgate and he was never as good for me.
Pking
Johnson has signed for Portsmouth - 4 years.
evoflash
I would love Jermaine Man to come but just can't see it. I think MON is happy with his front line. I think Davies and Rosienier will arrive today and that's that! Still think we need another right back and a left back though!!
In MON we trust!
Don't want Melberg to go, but if we get Davies MON might use Olly as a bargaining tool? with who i don't know. i would like to see Rosienier come, another good young English lad.
*Holte*End*Star*
I guess Melberg will move to right back
FatKev
i would take hoyte over johnson anyday, he was awesome for arsenal against sparta wed night. also he is very good friends with knight apparently.
Stig
MON would not have wanted Johnson or Young. Defoe wants a top 4 club. Rosenior or Hoyte?
tarzan
Is Bozminger still available!
tarzan
Routledge in for Maloney - not hp about that rumour
tarzan
mellberg is a legend in his own right. i would be devastated to see him leave. not only is he a great player but he publicly announced how much he hates small heath. awesome.
ric112
ashley young in england squad! what a legend he deserves it!
ric112
all of a sudden we have 3 england players...
ric112
BBC Rumour Mill reporting that Maloney has been spotted by loads of people in Glasgow. I REALLY hope this is NOT true.
VillaYamYam
OS says we've signed CD.
Adam Deuce
AY getting a full Englanbd call up was only a matter of time. If ENgland qualify for the Euros he will surely shine there. 8m squid!? Bargain.
Adam Deuce
Davies on loan with view to permanent deal. Pleased with the signing, strange deal though. Now come on MON lets sign a couple more. RB and Striker please.
notthedougellisstand
I don't get the deal. If he has a brilliant season do we still keep him or does it mean that somone else can put a higher bid in and we loose him? Why do we f-ing complicate things, just cough up and take a chance. NOW a RB.
*Holte*End*Star*
I'm assuming we have a first option clause as part of the deal.
notthedougellisstand
I'd take a decent right back now please and being greedy I also want Defoe!!! Come on MON make me happy!!
In MON we trust!
i think that maloney link was meant to be a joke on the BBC. In the same article it talks about Defoe being seen in about 7 different places and Crouch at both villa and west ham... I hope
simonbigron
CD is a Villa player, Villa have first refusal. He has signed - WBA do not want to pay the tax on receiving 27 Million in the months of July/August. It will go through next tax year, makes complete accountancy sense.
KSarge1
Why do clubs rush things on the last day? Theyve had 3 months and now everyone is running round like headless chickens. I thought footie was a 'professional' game?
son_of_cher
Even when we sign players there are still people moaning jeeees. Do you think O'Neill would sign the player on a years loan and them see him lost to Spuds or Gunners at the end of the season???? Think with you head.
KSarge1
The tax year thing makes sense. Just happy to see a signing. Any more for any more?
Adam Deuce
That is it I am afriad guys, no more signings - I hate to say it but I have heard from a good source that there are no more coming. I am surprised of no RB - but i know CD and OM can play there. Was hoping for Defoe but i guess there is another deal in place....oh dear UTV lets do Chelsea
KSarge1
Son of a gun, the whole window is total nonsense, got up this morning to see SkySportsnews saying "15 hours, 56 mins and 23 seconds until the transfer window slams shut1". I am really pleased with the CD deal, fought off Spurs again. My two players for this summer were Davies and Okey Cokey and we've landed both. The RB situation is interesting. Based on what happened last year with Milner, I think our target(s) will depend on the selling team getting players in. Hoyte therefore looks a likely candidate.
tarzan
Defoe wants a top 4 team, always has.
tarzan
Baggie Bill in the Mail says: VILLA today clinched the loan signing of Albion's Curtis Davies in a move which allows Martin O'Neill extra financial clout to dip into the transfer market today.......' Still plenty of money to spend...???
bazzah
JUST SEEN NOBBY SOLANO AT THE TAMWORTH IBIS!!! Sorry just smoking something herbal in the jungle.
tarzan
Rumours of Defoe down Villa Park???? Anyone work or live near there?
KSarge1
Personally throught he would be at the training ground if anything!
KSarge1
Apparently he'd just been staying over at Zat's Mom's house.
tarzan
LOL tarzan - yes just finalising a deal.
KSarge1
Mirror.co.uk says Rodney is in talks about a return to VP?????? Any news on Defoe????
Madirish
I'm disappointed we've not put a large one in for Defoe or signed a rb. Man U aren't signing anyone, so Spurs are looking at Jermaine leave for free!
tarzan
Annoyed we ent signed at least one right back, we need to. And whoever is right back must face malouda or Joe cole. Would like to have seen at right mid to play with Barry, NRC and AY. MON said he WOULD build up the squad but no, dissapointed buti have faith in him!!
Lions82
I have the faith and believe a right back will be signed by midnight. Either Hoyte or Rosienier, if not both. I then truely believe we have the strongest squad for years and good enough to qualify for Europe. Then we can attract the Defoe's etc to the club from Jan/next summer.
In MON we trust!
How about Kenny miller, derby want him and he has experience cud b useful and cheap and surely MON can get his attention up at celtic? come on MON just 1 more player
Lions82
Did anyone see the Davies press confrence was MoN with him,did he say anything they only showed a snippet on SSN I dont have Villa world.
Pking
In MON we trust! - IMO your p****ng in the wind. That's the lot! What a "balls-up". "In MON we trust", what a joke.
villacross
Pking, MON was with Davies and said there could possibly be another but he is happy with what he has got. This may indicate that we are waiting for another club to get someone in before they are willing to sell or that is it and nomore coming in. Have to be honest and say I will be disappointed if we don't sign a RB as this is an area for which we have needed someone since MON has been here.
notthedougellisstand
Villa haven't had a quality defence for years, if we got a right back or maybe a left back we wud b talkin, strong mid and quick attack, cud do well, but its the size that will hurt us, the squad is way to small.
Lions82
As things stand, MON only gets a 5 out of 10 mark for the transfer activity. Good quality young players in Hokey Cokey and Curtis (I'm not counting loanee Carson). Average squad player in Knight. Incomprehensible signing in Harewood. No RB is my biggest criticism. As others have pointed out, we've known about this for a VERY long time.
VillaYamYam
Ok so Carson,Curtis Davis,Zat Knight,Reo coker and Marlon Harewood.That makes 5 signings this transfer window and people are still p1ss1ng and moaning.Be realistic boys with the exception of stevie davis we have improved our playing squad greatly and that is without the promise of european football and at a reasonable cost.I admit i wanted a big name signing to excite but the strengh of the squad makes me very confident about therest of theseaon UTV bring on the bluenose fools and lets make them look like the second rate team they are.
sk1nner80
I totally agree Sk1nner, Davies is an unbelievablt signing. Coker is majestic. There's no point buying players we don't want for inflated prices.
tarzan
Well I guess its safe to go to bed guys before midnight strikes, safe in the knowledge that that's it, nothing more doing until January, when the whole silly season that is the transfer window opens once again. Anti-climax really, I think so anyhow. Wake me up if we sign Defoe.
glensider
has anyone heard of Moustapha Salifou because according to wikipedia he's signed for villa???????!!!!!!
andrew144
According to avfc.co.uk, Salifou has signed for the Villa!
AVwhite
nice one AVwhite!!!!
andrew144
Now just the simple matter of a RB please MON
Hoss The Villain
6 players signed noe - who the hell is salifou? WTF - xscuse me i have been drinking. CAMON LADS IM LOVING THIS - ITS ALL KICKED OFF ON TEH LAST WEEK! the celtic fans were right tho - MON does his dealing twards the end - i need another stronbow!"
Eaton_thevillafan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsuEfnraJF4 - little tester - lookslike someone who arrives late in the box and clips em in. still midfiled depth tho! - now a RB and defoe! march on claret and blue (not westspam and burnley lol)
Eaton_thevillafan
Im happy - at least scouts show they are doing something - lets hope hes a gem - at least its something we can get excited about and an unfamiliar face. Come on one more - throw a blank cheque at Porto and get Boswinga - obviously the club rates him!!
deano.avfc
3 hrs 45 mins left - what is defoe up now? com e on son sign the villa contract! were getting there!
Eaton_thevillafan
2 hours 17 minutes, any other surprises or are we all done now?!?!?!
The Fear
can we do it? still in for one more suprise i fell
Eaton_thevillafan
Someone on AVFC blog posted that Trabelsi and Ze Maria are both free agents,both experienced RB.Could be worth a shot?
Pking
Anyone know Knight and Davies shirt numbers - if either are not Number 2 - there may be hope of an 11.59 signing of a RB!! No word on the official site.
deano.avfc
I have to say Im not that upset about the RB slot,Id rather we hold on till next window and get some quality then get another Bardsley,Mellberg is a safer option at RB than Hughes I reckon and we have our reserves.If Davies has a rubbish season are we comitted to buying him I heard he signed a 4 year deal,is there a risk of someone nicking him next season?
Pking
Wish the official site would put up a warner brothers style sign with bugs bunny saying 'thats all folks' I could leave this bloody computer then!!! Surely can't be anyone else coming in, they'd have had to have a medical etc today?
The Fear
im starting to sober.......
Eaton_thevillafan
Never say never! there may be more........
sk1nner80
Just a thought - even after midnight we can still sign out of contract players - What about a "Find an Out of Contract Right Back" thread tomorrow?
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Goodbye transfer window, fairwell. COME ON YOU VILLA BOYS!
The Fear
HOO *****IN RAA!
Eaton_thevillafan
And so ends one of the darkest chapters in my life.
Pking
its done back to normality
Eaton_thevillafan
Thanks for all the contributions this summer, been around 4000 posts in all !
The Fear
Im exhausted now - only one thing left to say - UP THE VILLA. Welcome Harewood, Reo-Coker, Carson, Davies, Salifou and Knight. We will miss Hughes and Davis but lets get on with it starting with 3 points on Sunday!! We still have Berger to get fit and an on-form Maloney to look forward to. Gardner, Mellberg or whoever will play RB - good luck!
deano.avfc
defoe must have just missed his bus... wait until january
simonbigron
Oh and one more thing - take this starting XI - Carson - Bouma, Davies, Knight, Gardner - Young Petrov Reo-Coker Barry - Carew Harewood. Bouma was revitalised under O'Neill, Barry was convinced to stay by O'Neill and Gardner was brought in by O'Neill. The rest were his signings. No more excuses now - Aston Villa Football Club is HIS TEAM!!! Not O'Learys!! Onwards and Upwards!
deano.avfc
Thee most boring and ***** transer window in history
rk1888
i dont get why MON said last week he will have to pay over the odds to get his targets, when he actually only ended up spending 4mil. was the togo player on his wish list?
Its All Over FC
I think he was part of MON's plan F - lets not spend any money on a RB and at the death buy an unknown midfield player for a nominal fee... just what we expect in the new era of AVFC.
Hoss The Villain
Well, I'm glad thats over with. bit of a disapointment no RB, I just don't get MONS way of thinking???? will Davies play RB?
*Holte*End*Star*
you have to respect the 'arsene wenger' like stuborness of oneill, he will only bring players in that will add or bring more to his team. at least we havent ended up with panic buys like so many seasons before, or like west ham.
Stig
Three or four players short I fear. Only time will tell.
glensider
 

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