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O'Neill Rubbishes Transfer

O'Neill Rubbishes Transfer

Oh for flips sake. Why is everything always so bloody painful for Villa fans in the transfer market?

Just spend some money and get bums on seats will you?!?!

Martin O'Neill has told Sky Sports News that he has not met with Jermain Defoe and that Villa aren't on the verge of signing him.

'It is simply untrue, absolutely and utterly untrue - it couldn't be any fairer than that. I think that sort of statement, if you're talking about a player at a football club - where the two haven't talked to each other, is grossly unfair.'

Sky Sports report did add that MON didn't deny he had an interest of that he might bid though.

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday January 18 2008
Time: 5:33PM


Its not his fault we get linked to all the players, he has his own targets and when he dismisses rumours everyone seems to get stressed.
18/01/2008 17:44:00
I agree with JP this is unfair and unreasonable. So what are we doing in this transfer window, if anything? Full backs we are told are not a high priority nor, it seems, is an England class striker so where are we going? Is this rabid secrecy so important or is MON once again demonstrating that transfers are his Achilles heel? I do hope I am wrong and we get some significant signings to make our top six hopes a reality.
18/01/2008 17:46:00
It's at times like this when it's nice to support a club and accept they are second-rate, rather than support a second-rate club and expect them to reach the Champions League within the next few years!
18/01/2008 17:47:00
No, not his fault at all, not saying it is. What I am asking is why everything transfer wise (and has been for years) always has to be so painful for us fans?! I don't want targets, I want players in the shirt on the pitch! Bloody press, bloody football, bloody transfer windows, bloody bloody! :o)
The Fear
18/01/2008 17:48:00
I cant help but think of the position under Gregory when we were in a great position and never bought and pushed on, lets hope we dont go there again, its so frustrating when all you see is players linked outwards and nothing coming in!
silkie villain
18/01/2008 17:53:00
Agree with silkie villain. We are in a positive position at the moment and now is NOT the time to be sitting back and enjoying it. We need to be pushing on, and pushing on quickly if the five-year plan is to be met. That means being ruthless and also kicking players out who are taking up space and are unlikely to feature as they are not good enough. I just hope MON has not been given a stingy transfer budget by Randy. Who knows, the weakness of the dollar may be causing problems and, if push comes to shove and there is a limited amount of cash, investment in the Cleveland Browns will always come ahead of cash being thrown at Villa. Not trying to cause an argument, but the fact Randy chose to watch a Browns match rather than attend the Blues derby gave me that idea.
18/01/2008 17:56:00
cue midnight on the 31st...
18/01/2008 17:56:00
The transfer window is an absolute disgrace and should be re-thought out. Even if extended by a month and half (i.e. end of season & December and Jan...)
18/01/2008 17:57:00
Not too sure, the transfer window is good in theory. It stops clubs with more money raping clubs with less money. Well, it at least limits the time when the poorer clubs can be bent over! Might be easier just to have one window - I can see an argument for just the summer so that clubs have to start and finish the season with the same players.
18/01/2008 17:59:00
Well Mr Fear, bloody press, well pointed out.As Kevin Keegan said, the reporters write it and the Editors put the most sensationalist parts out into the circus.Funny that no other parts of the interview are shown.And all that is shown is MON's response.Where was the question before his answer?Like -Was Jermaine Defoe at Bodymoor heath and have you put in a 10million bid?...Q Mr O'Neill's response "It is simply untrue, absolutely and utterly untrue - it couldn't be any fairer than that. I think that sort of statement, if you're talking about a player at a football club - where the two haven't talked to each other, is grossly unfair.' I rest my case. I think we should have learned by now.Let's keep our knickers on and wait until the 1st Feb.We can't do anything about it, so let's carry on supporting the lads and help get results, this is something we can affect.UTV
18/01/2008 18:01:00
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