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More Villa Transfer Rumours

Probably a boring news week this week what with International friendlies and all, but there are still a few rumours doing the rounds.

The one link that seems to keep returning is to Fulham's Jimmy Bullard. Over the weekend he was linked to a 3million move to Villa. The Star On Sunday claimed the 29-year-old former Wigan midfielder, who was out for a long spell recently with a serious knee injury, is said to be likely to leave if Fulham fail to beat the drop.

Today The Times have Bullard linked to Middlesbrough for 4million.

Rumour rating? The sort of player that I would think Martin O'Neill would be keen on, not the most glamorous of signings but a tough and determined player nonetheless.

The Express today have us linked with Hull keeper Boaz Myhill. The paper mention a fee of around 5million. Yes, 5million for the same player we allowed to leave a few years ago for peanuts (not literally you understand, that would just be silly) despite him being highly touted as a future international, which has now come true as he's recently been called up by Wales. If memory serves me right he could also have played for USA and England, although my memory doesn't always serve me right!

Rumour rating? Not too sure on this one but it is obvious that we will be in the market for a new keeper and it should also be fairly obvious that if Liverpool do want the reported 10million for Scott Carson, that he won't be the one!

And that, for rumours, is that at the moment.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday March 25 2008

Time: 10:36AM

Your Comments

Those names do'nt exactly ring the bell for me...not really players at the next level are they??.....can't believe that Frank (its the way i spill em) Carson has 18% vote for motm!!!
imavillan
Myhill is quality. My mate who is a Hull Diehard reckons that Hulls big push for promotion owes a huge thanks to Myhill. I remember at the time we released him, he was third choice behind Sorensen, and Postma, and that we wanted to keep him, but he demanded first team football. I'd be very happy with Myhill in goal. Sorry Scotty, it just hasn't worked out.
evoflash
Bullard and Marlon in the changing room will have everyone pumped up, laughing and buzzing at the same time. Go get him.
Villan444
I'd take them both. They're good enough squad members at least.
VillaCrazy
apparently MON was impressed by his passing success rate of 92% during fulham v villa. now thats high, i like him, he looks like rocky out of mask but seems a good player, v.good squad player, better than petrov then again my gran is
krisvilla
Anyone will do between the sticks , they cant be worse than the clown we have on loan from Liverpool . 10m ...havin a laugh. Can we part exchange Zat for Bullard ? Sorry to be negative but the last few games have been a shambles. Still i shall wastle more money on going at Manure on Saturday .Just the game we need when we are on a run of poor performances.
HolteEnder43
Bullard would be a decent signing, and as someone who has drunk with Myhill on more than one occassion in the pubs in Hull I would love to see him back at the Villa, he still owes me a Fiver, so when we have a drink in Brum following his transfer he pay up. :-)
young_jonah
"Yes, 5million for the same player we allowed to leave a few years ago for peanuts" - true, but there's no shame in Villa not holding onto a player who reportedly wants first team football when there were others standing in his way who (at that time) were better. We may pay 5 million, but how much would we have spent on his wages during the years he's been gaining experience at Hull? Sounds like selling an uncut diamond to a craftsman, then buying it back when he's taken the risks of cutting it ...
BobTheBuilder
i love that analagy by bob the builder well done! quite impressed
krisvilla
He looks like Craig Bellamy in that picture! I hope it's not him in disguise! Bellamys a right knob!
leelindsay
Oh its Bullard, sorry I thought it was Quasimodo
young_jonah
No to Bullard. Yes to Myhill unless Carson starts to improve big time. I've got my cousin working on that, by the way, as he only lives a couple of doors down from (a little kick around in the garden might sort him out).
gwyllum18
i'd rather have Bullard in the midfield than reo coker, and possibly even barry on his day. i think he is class, its just a pity he is that old. he runs more than any midfielder in the premier league
liamo1981
Robinson and Bullard. The thought is giving me nightmares already. Spare us Martin, please spare us. Say it aint so.
glensider
where are the decent links for gods sake? sick of being linked with players who are (at best) marginally better than one or two players ....where are some players to get us excited about? If we really want to push on we need Intertoto....and then we need to be bidding for the likes of Bentley, Wheater, some decent foreigners (plenty out there)....
YatesyVillain
 

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