UK time is: 18:46:03
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Laursen New Deal Confirmed

The club have just announced that Martin Laursen has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal.

The Danish defender has been a rock at the back and scored 6 goals putting him up with John Carew and just one behind top scorer Gabby Agbonlahor.

Martin O'Neill told the official site: "We have had excellent discussions and everyone at Aston Villa is delighted he is staying on. He has been playing some wonderful football for us this season and deserves everything he gets. I know the supporters will be as delighted as I am and I think it is also what Martin wanted. His determination to overcome serious injury is an object lesson to anybody and he has shown tremendous courage. The results are there for all to see."

Phew, great signing, now lets get Defoe and a right-back in and we'll all be smiling won't we?!?




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 17 2008

Time: 11:55AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
yep, indeed, great signing! i feel better now.
*Holte*End*Star*
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 11:59:00

Gotta be happy about that.
Adam Deuce
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 12:08:00

Laursen, you now have the all clear for a twisted knee and 12 months on the injury table :) great news!
tylervilla
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 12:34:00

Lets just hope he doesnt get crocked for a couple of years!!
leelindsay
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 12:37:00

Hallelujah!
splatt
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 12:48:00

Signing of the season!!!
MattUTV
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 13:14:00

Great news, now hopefully this will start MON off signing a few players to help us get to europe. Because I cannot see our squad lasting till the end of the season.
UpTheHolte
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 13:26:00

Phew!
weller77
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 13:28:00

Thank **** for that.
The Usual Suspect
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 13:33:00

The news that we've all been waiting so long to here. Certainly made for a Happy Thursday. Best central defender in the country right now, bar none.
glensider
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 13:34:00

It's great to have the dreadlocked Swede on board.... ;-)
bazzah
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 14:48:00

best signing we could have made this jan
bobbyfett
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 15:46:00

What planet are you from bazzah? It's Laursen not Larsson
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 16:08:00

Best signing of the transfer window for sure.......... i bet he now gets injured and is out for ages again........or am i being to synical!!!! Remember Angels great goal scoring season is his last year of his previous contract............bloody hell i am synical!!!
bellywipes
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 16:54:00

I'm gay or owt but I f'in love Laursen, I'm 25 is it wrong that he is my idol. It great to see someone give their all for the team every game and pay back everyone for sticking with him, great news
deano_t
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 17:01:00

What does this mean for Gary Cahill?
coops1889
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 17:14:00

Cahills days could be numbered and what a shame, so much potential, MON should reconsider.
bellywipes
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 17:24:00

im very happy, I think if barr ywasnt captain then this man should definetly get it, wel ldone to him too, never gave up and has genuine desire to play the game, unlike some sulky players who dont know how good they got it never having a serious injury
krisvilla
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 17:24:00

Laursen has been simply breathtaking so far this season, what a bargain he was. Glad to see hes seen sense and signed again. Any way the big flag thing at villa has caught on. Birmingham are doing the same thing so i hear but the fans have suggested a flag to engulf the entire ground and to keep it on them for all of the match!!!! Mcfadden who!!!
bellywipes
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 17:52:00

Its a start..we are moving even if it is at a ever so slow pace but MON delivered last january so theres no reason why he shouldnt in this one.
villabikes29
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 18:24:00

I am so glad he has signed. what a absolute legend!
Eaton_thevillafan
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 19:02:00

Just brilliant news! Just now waiting to hear that we've signed Defoe and Boswinga (or whatever his name is) from Porto.
villacross
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 19:02:00

You want us to sign a player villacross whose NAME you're not even sure of, let alone his ability. Now I've heard it all...I think.
glensider
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 19:27:00

What a relief! This guy is God mark 2. Now for Defoe.
Madirish
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 22:44:00

Blasphemy! There is only one true god, and you shalt not have false idols before him.
The Usual Suspect
Report Abuse
17/01/2008 22:49:00

The best news of January so far!!!!
young_jonah
Report Abuse
18/01/2008 13:29:00

Thank you martin and martin. my second favorite player of all time is with us for two and a half years brilliant.
chris the villan
Report Abuse
18/01/2008 17:27:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
14. Everton 27 6 10 11 -6 28
15. Hull City 27 6 8 13 -11 26
16. Sunderland 27 4 13 10 -16 25
17. Q.P.R. 26 6 4 16 -18 22
18. Burnley 27 4 10 13 -20 22
19. Aston Villa 27 5 7 15 -24 22
20. Leicester City 26 4 6 16 -18 18

Breaking League News

Deja Vu - Bob Bradley To Villa
Aston Villa : 03/03/2015 18:15:00
Audio - Sherwood Ahead Of Albion Game + Petrov
Aston Villa : 03/03/2015 18:01:00
Hammers Secret Weapon
West Ham : 03/03/2015 17:17:01
Justice Seen to be Done
West Ham : 03/03/2015 16:24:00
Mikel Undergoes Knee Operation
Chelsea : 03/03/2015 15:51:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v WBA will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 55%
Lose 21%
Draw 24%