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Stan Says Sign Up Jermain Defoe

Stan Says Sign Up Jermain Defoe

Stan Collymore has told The Mirror that Villa should go for Jermain Defoe saying he'd score bucket loads for us.

He says he can't understand why such a prolific player isn't played and adds, 'He scores goals, is always a threat around the box and has an exceptional goal-scoring record considering the amount of splinters up his backside from sitting on the bench. So what is it?'

Adding, 'So my message to Jermain is ... 'Get yourself to Villa Park!''

I was watching the Sky Sports show Sunday Supplement yesterday and they were saying the same thing, Defoe is a goal poacher and should be playing regularly. The one reporter also said he was a real impact player.

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp is today being very strongly linked with the player, so it will be interesting to see if there is any movement this week and if we are involved. I hope we are, I can't see that many strikers out there who are a) available and b) better?

Meanwhile the Sunday Mercury have a source 'close to the player' saying that Marlon Harewood is determined to stick it out at Villa and prove his worth. I believe he has been linked to Stoke today.

Our latest poll asks if Stan is right, should we sign Defoe?

The brief poll about a potential Henrik Larsson loan before I spotted their chairman saying no chance had a split between 'no, we should be buying a top quality striker' (51%) and yes 47% + 2% unsure.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 14 2008
Time: 11:56AM


For once, you can't argue with collymore. (that was ulrikka's mistake too)
14/01/2008 12:08:00
Haha, at JohnnUk. In response to the article, of course we should get Defoe, it's
14/01/2008 12:19:00
How did that happen? Yeah, it's simple that we need someone who can put the ball in the net without second questioning...Gabby is great running of big JC, but i think he would be more affective if he could learn to cross and play and the right wing, with Defoe in the middle. It gives us another option for scoring, which is what we need for Europe. No question, if we buy Defoe, we'll be in Europe next year, trust me.
14/01/2008 12:21:00
I'm with you on that one, AstonMartinOneill!
14/01/2008 12:44:00
Yeah i like him too. Lets bag him.
The Usual Suspect
14/01/2008 14:03:00
Stan is talking common sense for once. Surely Defoe, despite his comments to the contrary, would have to be attracted by a move away from White Hart Lane, and in our current position/situation, we'd have to be attractive suitors.
14/01/2008 14:40:00
i think Defoe's loyalty comments come from his training by a very good agent. The fans can never call him a judas if he wanted to stay, and no-one can blame him for leaving since he can't get a game. Kind of Win-Win for him. I've never understood why he stuck it so long. He's a natural finisher, and a great talent. He deserves more than 15minutes at the end of a match.
The Usual Suspect
14/01/2008 15:44:00
I will be amazed if Defoe is playing for anyone exept spurs on feb 1st. Were not even being linked with him... Its ManC, Everton and Pompey who are favourites to sign him. If he moves at all.
14/01/2008 17:24:00
Gappy am u on crack? it is us that have been strongestly linked with him actually! (and portsmouth) Y du everton need another striker? Yakubu anichebe johnson mcfadden!
14/01/2008 19:33:00
Gappy is right from todays papers. The press scum just got tired of linking us over the past 12 months and I am sure his agent is trying to boost the price up by saying that everyone wants him. Seems like everyone on this site wants him aswell these days. Am I the only one who thinks that he is bad news? Agreed we need an out and out finisher but surely there is someone around with more than 1 string on their bow and more importantly wants to play for MON and the Villa. Not heard one statement from him either way but he has said how much he wants to play for the Spuz so surely anywhere else who is not in the Champs league has got to be a second best and we don't need that.
14/01/2008 19:47:00
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