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Villa WILL Spend This Summer

Villa WILL Spend This Summer

Must be a quiet week in the press as they are all quoting General Charles Krulak and the comments he makes in the forums he visits.

They are just re-iterating what we've been told all along, that Randy Lerner will back the manager in the transfer market and do all they can to bring in the players that Martin O'Neill wants.

That is the key, despite some suggesting the money isn't there, it is the manager who has to name his targets, it isn't the board who focused on signings last year of Zat Knight or Marlon Harewood, the manager asks and the club try to get. What would we all prefer, that Randy started buying who he wanted? Actually, judging by the nervous approach by MON, maybe yes!!

Sky Sports say that Randy and MON have spent £40million in the last 20 months but questions have been raised with such a poor January window with only Spurs winger Wayne Routledge - yet to be played - incoming.

The General said recently in our forum thread: Click Here
'I absolutely don't know how often I need to say this goes again. We, the Club will spend money!! We have spent money!!'

'We have NO desire to be a 'mid-table' Club...we absolutely want to be in Europe and, in fact, want to compete for the Premiership every year. That is what we want!!'

'Simply put, we are building a 'total' Club....a training facility, a stadium infrastructure, a Youth Program, a Reserve Team and a winning First team.'

Adding, 'Aston Villa Football Club is a treasure...not something to be treated as a toy...or something that is to be guilded by 'gold.' Simply put: We will spend money and there is no artificial ceiling...but you can darn well count on the fact that we will spend that money on players who will fit into our system and will last.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday March 31 2008
Time: 12:01PM


Cue much scepticism, scoffing and conspiracy. Though I personally love the way the General talks about the club. A big thankye to him from me. C'mon Martin, just go nuts.
31/03/2008 12:47:00
MON has proved what he can do with the few resources that he has. Now spend, spend, spend. PS. If the general or MON have difficulty in spending money I will be glad to help out ;-D
31/03/2008 13:14:00
David O'Leary would have got us into the Champions League with Randy's millions.
31/03/2008 14:48:00
I personally don't think its about spending big money! I feel that the clubs between 5th and 12th will always struggle to attract the right players. The top 4 will get the pick of the crop, The bottom clubs will get players for the task (survival) that leaves no world class players, not many great players, a few good players, and loads of mercenaries. So until Villa can improve there stock by gaining Champions league football regularly we will find ourselves scrapping with everton, blackburn, man city, pompey etc for the few decent players looking to make a name for themselves.
31/03/2008 15:27:00
Agreed evo, problem is he wouldn't have enough left to pay next years wages and would bankrupt us.
31/03/2008 15:28:00
DOL is such a great manager he's been out of work for 2 years!!!!!
31/03/2008 15:34:00
Perhaps with Berson, Djemba-Djemba, Drobny, Sorensen, McCann we could also be challenging for the championship sponsored by Coca-Cola. The ground would be half empty and we would be listening to Odreary talking about the bad luck involved in spending a £100 million and still not winning a trophy! great days, great manager
31/03/2008 18:00:00
So what if Redknapp signed him for West Ham as a boy. You can say that on every thread... oh you have, but the fact is he wanted to leave *****e Hart Lane and if MON wants to attract players then he has to go out and get them, not wait for for a month during a transfer window hoping to get a last minute bargain, which he then never plays. As for O'Dreary's at least he signed Laursen! What would we be saying if he had signed Salifou, Routledge, Knight, Harewood and Petrov?
Hoss The Villain
31/03/2008 18:14:00
It's all about getting cup football nowadays, nothing else. We can't persuade anyone decent to join us over say Spurs or Everton if we haven't got Europe. Hoss - Defoe didn't want to join us he wanted to join Portsmouth instead, they are a better team. The players nowadays have more money than they can deal with. The targets MON wanted weren't for sale in January or didn't want to join us. We may have to sell a few of our assetts (wheel and deal) to get some of our targets in (because they won't sit on the bench).
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