Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 3 2008
Martin O'Neill has spoken about the January transfer window and wants to build on the effort the team have made so far this summer taking Villa as high as 6th and currently 7th.
He told avfc.co.uk:
'We're going to spend some of this month trying to strengthen the squad because the players have made a colossal effort and we wouldn't want to throw it away now. We've had a decent start. Strengthening will be easier said than done. If people ask am I going to be signing someone today, the answer is 'no'. But we'll do all we can. We're looking at a couple of things. It's well noted we've got the smallest squad in the Premier League.'
Adding, 'We've got six ever-presents and you would imagine if Scott Carson had been available against Liverpool, it might have been seven. We've got three, established goalkeepers in that group of 23 so we're down to 20, which includes Stephen O'Halloran and Moustapha Salifou who have never played a game for us, Patrik Berger and Isaiah Osbourne. So we need to try to address that if we can. I wouldn't estimate on numbers at this stage.'
Reports in The Telegraph today are suggesting Liverpool will have to sell in order to raise funds to sign Javier Mascherano. The possible exits according to the report are Mohammed Sissoko, John Arne Riise and Peter Crouch. Riise, it is rumoured, nearly moved to Villa in the summer and former Villa, Southampton and Portsmouth striker Peter Crouch has been linked to a £12million move back to Villa Park several times.
Another report suggests that another constantly linked player, this time Spurs Jermain Defoe, has been told by the White Hart Lane club to sign a new contract or leave this January.
In other gossip The Star say that MON will offer £1m for 20-year-old Leicester City defender Richard Stearman and the Mirror has Villa goalkeeper Thomas Sorensen pleading to be released from his contract.
Join Vital Villa
Get involved and suggest an article. This website is your website and we are looking for people to contribute. So if you attend a game, full or reserves and have an opinion, why not write a match report, or have your say on any issue you wish Villa related. Perhaps you are a budding journalist or even just someone who is very opinionated? Well why not join our team? If this interests you please contact Vital Villa.
Date:Thursday January 3 2008
Something For The Weekend (490) (Friday April 24 2015)
U21s - Arsenal 1 - 3 Aston Villa (Friday April 24 2015)
Benteke Up For April Award (Friday April 24 2015)
Grounds Team Get Pitch Nomination Once More (Friday April 24 2015)
Sherwood Wants Brave Manchester City Performance (Friday April 24 2015)
Lawro & Mystic Mug Disagree. Man City v Villa (Friday April 24 2015)
Are Fans Concerned With Player Behaviour? (Friday April 24 2015)
The Forgotten Cup Competitions (Friday April 24 2015)
The Aston Villa Walking Wounded Injury Table (Friday April 24 2015)
FA Cup Final Tickets On Sale Tuesday Full Details (Friday April 24 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||925|
|Man Utd||3||-||1||Aston Villa|
|15. Aston Villa||33||8||8||17||-21||32|
|17. Hull City||32||6||10||16||-16||28|
|18. Leicester City||32||7||7||18||-17||28|
|Carver Losing The Plot.
» Newcastle : 25/04/2015 00:14:00
|Toon Boycott Calls Gather Momentum
» Newcastle : 24/04/2015 22:02:00
|Monk: Leicester Performance 'Wasn't a Shambles'
» Swansea : 24/04/2015 21:09:00
|Carver: Swansea Preparation Like 'World Cup Final'
» Swansea : 24/04/2015 20:59:01
|Odemwingie set for first team return
» Stoke : 24/04/2015 20:33:00