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Martin O'Neill has spoken of our new arrival Curtis Davies and the possibility of more arrivals.

On Davies he said:

'I am very pleased to have signed Curtis. He has been worth waiting for. It seems a long time since our interest was made known but all's well that ends well. West Brom wanted to do the deal in the way we have done it, starting with a season-long loan, and I am happy to go along with it.'

On the soon to close transfer window and our lack of a right-back, he added:

'It's still possible someone may be coming in before midnight but it looks like the right-back I really want will not be available for two or three months. If that is the case, then so be it. I would prefer the player I want to come in January but we do have alternatives here.'

Right, so we go through until January without a single recognised right-back at the club after months of waiting? Superb planning I must say. So Olof Mellberg will no doubt be shifted to the right where he doesn't like playing and where his game is really not suited, or we play a midfielder there. Surely selling Aaron Hughes, a recognised and capable (albeit not world beating) right-back was a total error in judgement?

The Villa boss also confirmed no one had been in contact to buy Shaun Maloney, putting pay to reports in Scotland suggesting the diminutive striker was set to move back to Celtic before midnight tonight.



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday August 31 2007
Time: 3:31PM

Comments

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Wonder who he means!? Season long loan for Hoyte?
son_of_cher
31/08/2007 15:37:00
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Adriano seen at Villa Park (and reading, tottenham and man city according to bbc rumours!!!)
Pezza
31/08/2007 15:40:00
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we need maloney - a 5th striker/ attacking midfielder - he will be an asset
leelindsay
31/08/2007 15:45:00
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Will probably be that portugese chap...Bosingwa or whatever
andrew144
31/08/2007 15:53:00
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Mr Fear, another interpretation is that MON did not rate Hughes any higher as a RB than Gardner or Mellberg - in which case why keep him?
Gordonsleftboot
31/08/2007 16:02:00
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yes, I agree we need Maloney - he may well turn out to be the 20 goal striker we need!
Gordonsleftboot
31/08/2007 16:03:00
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Don't we have a right back playing in the reserves? Why not give him a spin?
godzvilla
31/08/2007 16:11:00
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Martin O'Neill has a lot to answer for if we go until january without a right back! As someone said on the forum even if we signed Defoe, SWP and Adriano, I would still be *****ed at MON coz he hasnt done his job properly!
DeanoVilla
31/08/2007 16:15:00
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I think we will get a full back on loan until the Porto lad becomes available
krfeskivilla
31/08/2007 16:17:00
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So knowing since we had Bardsley on loan that the RB position is a priority, it is now not possible to get the player we desperately need. It is an utter shambles for a club with ambitions of pushing for a European place that we have to maybe resort to changing our regular CB's, which have a good understanding together, or playing a midfielder in the RB position. We are asking for trouble and we will be found out if this is going to be the case. This should never have got to this situation.
Hoss The Villain
31/08/2007 16:24:00
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