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I'm Almost Too Excited To Speak

could we be greedy and ask for more please?
I'm almost too excited to speak. I'm also a sarcastic bugger.

The club have announced that Aston born Zat Knight has completed a £3.5million move from Fulham to Villa.

The 27-year-old giant centre back has signed a four-year deal.

Zat said:

'I have been supporting Villa ever since I first got to know and understand about football really, so it was from a young age. I'm from Aston for starters, so it always made complete sense to support them. Villa were my local team, simple as that. I remember my first game at Villa Park as well, but I was actually quite old by the time I went to see my first game there. I think I must have been about 14. I was certainly at senior school anyway. It was an evening European game against Inter Milan. I remember Dennis Bergkamp was playing for Inter - but we beat them though!'

Adding on the official site; 'The problem was that I was always playing football on the weekend or going training in the evenings so I never got to go to games much. I really haven't seen that many because I've always been playing, and once I turned pro that made it even harder to go to games. I had trials at schoolboy level for Villa but it never got any further than that. As a youngster that was obviously really disappointing, but as it turned out I got opportunities elsewhere and it all turned out good in the end.'

Zat was singed for Fulham in 1999 by Kevin Keegan. He has two international caps, both from 2005.

What a dream, a fan and now a player for the club. Good luck Zat.

Now Martin, I know you've spent wildly throughout this summer, but could we be greedy and ask for more please?

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 29 2007
Time: 1:32PM


Not a bad signing, but is this really the next level? Hmmm.
The Fear
29/08/2007 13:34:00
I know its crazy to talk about the potential of a 27 year old, but I honestly feel Zats best days are ahead of him, and next season could signal the start of a partneship with Cahill that could grow and mature of the next 5 or 6 years! Decent signing in my book
29/08/2007 13:36:00
The more I think about it, the better it feels. I believe he is better than Ridgewell and no way is Davies 3 times the player! Lets hope Hoyte, Rosienier, Taylor and Defoe follow shortly!
In MON we trust!
29/08/2007 13:50:00
Unacceptable. It makes no difference he is a Villa fan, he isnt good enough.
29/08/2007 13:54:00
Go on wislor, give him your best welcome...
Hoss The Villain
29/08/2007 14:02:00
This guy is going to be solid. I'm delighted with his arrival. Now Martin, more.
29/08/2007 14:03:00
Zat Knight could prove to be a good aquisition if used in the right manner. I don't think anyone would rate him above Mellberg or Laursen (or Cahill for that matter), but we need strength in depth and this is how you start to build that. I'm personally not sure that he's substantially better than Ridgewell, though he does have considerbaly more pace, so he can offer something our other three central defensive options don't have. If we struggle with injuries and suspensions come the crucial November to February stretch of the season, having a player with Knight's experience to come in will ensure we stay far stronger than we could last year. Additionally, his presence from this day forward will hopefully increase competition for places and push those in the starting places to maintain/improve their current form. Either way, it's a signing that makes us stronger. It's not 'sexy' and it's not gonna make headlines, but clearly MO'N sees this as another piece of the jigsaw. If he is still keen to bring in Curtis Davies aswell as the local press believe, and can make that deal happen this week, we'll have a wealth of options across the back line that I don't think we've ever had before. A right-back next please.........
29/08/2007 14:10:00
He hope he does well and rams the words down my throat but in my opinion he is cack. Also isnt it about time that people got off Harewoods back, he was getting slated on Saturday before he even came on, pathetic.
29/08/2007 14:11:00
He can't be that cack, he's our joint leading scorer in the league!!
Hoss The Villain
29/08/2007 14:18:00
IMO this is a bad signing, Knight is in the same mould as Titus Bramble a poor c/b who is prone to making terrible mistakes that costs goals. no better than Ridgewell.....!
29/08/2007 14:31:00
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