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Villa Bid For Spurs Right-Back?

According to the Daily Mail has claimed that Villa have bid 3million for right-back Pascal Chimbonda.

The report claims the bid has been rejected by Spurs who want 5million for the France international. Well, when I say France international, he has one cap coming on as a sub in 2006 coming on in the 87th minute!

The former Wigan defender, who played his face up to get a move to Spurs has apparently been told by Tottenham boss Juande Ramos that he isn't in his plans for next season and that he can leave.

Apparently he could offer Villa some cover as he has also played at left-back and centre-back.

He certainly impressed during his season at Wigan and ended up being voted the best right-back in the PFA Team of the Year.

Although he upset Wigan by signing a new deal only to ask to leave at the end of the season, if we could get him and settle him down and he could recreate the form that led Spurs to paying 4.5million for him, I'm sure we'd have a decent player on our hands. The biggest risk I guess is if he proves to be a journeyman always looking for his next move?

For Wigan he played 38 games, scoring one goal. At Spurs he has made 65 appearances (33 06/07 and 32 07/08) scoring 3 times.

Villa fans, what do you think of this possible link?

Spurs fans, glad to see the back of him or a decent player being sold?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 4 2008

Time: 9:11AM

Your Comments

Always looked a good player to me. Question marks about his attitude but then would you turn down Drogba or Anelka? No didn't think so.
DeanoVilla
Always looked a good player to me. Question marks about his attitude but then would you turn down Drogba or Anelka? No didn't think so.
DeanoVilla
If anyone can get his attitude right then it is MON, plus any RB would do at the moment!
splatt
If anyone can get his attitude right then it is MON, plus any RB would do at the moment!
splatt
he si ok at times. not consistant enough and he strops alot are the main weakness's. i feel safer with hutton in there instead of him really. if villa pay 5 mill for him then get rid. villa need him more than we do
amin
he si ok at times. not consistant enough and he strops alot are the main weakness's. i feel safer with hutton in there instead of him really. if villa pay 5 mill for him then get rid. villa need him more than we do
amin
He is a good player but needs to sort his attitude out. I'm sure that MON would not sign anyone unless he knows that they will stay loyal and give 100% to the club.
marron
He is a good player but needs to sort his attitude out. I'm sure that MON would not sign anyone unless he knows that they will stay loyal and give 100% to the club.
marron
Chimbonda would be a great signing for you, especially if you continue with the 4-3-3 next season, as his offensive play is his strongest part to his game and he will offer you natural width. For 5m he is well priced IMO. As for his attitude, I feel this is blown way out of proportion, at wigan, he signed a new deal, but claims a gentlemans agreement with Dave whelan that he could leave if an offer from a "bigger" club came in (slightly nieve if true) and whelan went back on his word. If this is true, I believe that most people would have an attitude..... while at spurs his main "problems have been his showing decent to the dugout when being subbed for tactical reasons in the CC final in February, he goy upset for being subbed in th ebiggest game of his life despite actually having a very good game. when robbie keane or Berbatov do it is is passion, with chimbonda it is dissent. Chimbonda has been forced to stand by this january and watch Ramos bring in not one but two right backs to replace him, again if my boss brought in replacements for me I would be slightly upset, wouldnt you? He is then forced to play the remainder of the season on the left side, and done a decent job, without complaint. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions...........
oxfordspur
Chimbonda would be a great signing for you, especially if you continue with the 4-3-3 next season, as his offensive play is his strongest part to his game and he will offer you natural width. For 5m he is well priced IMO. As for his attitude, I feel this is blown way out of proportion, at wigan, he signed a new deal, but claims a gentlemans agreement with Dave whelan that he could leave if an offer from a "bigger" club came in (slightly nieve if true) and whelan went back on his word. If this is true, I believe that most people would have an attitude..... while at spurs his main "problems have been his showing decent to the dugout when being subbed for tactical reasons in the CC final in February, he goy upset for being subbed in th ebiggest game of his life despite actually having a very good game. when robbie keane or Berbatov do it is is passion, with chimbonda it is dissent. Chimbonda has been forced to stand by this january and watch Ramos bring in not one but two right backs to replace him, again if my boss brought in replacements for me I would be slightly upset, wouldnt you? He is then forced to play the remainder of the season on the left side, and done a decent job, without complaint. I will leave you to draw your own conclusions...........
oxfordspur
I must admit I do like Chimbonda. But his temprement is questionable. But if we had a one eyed lesbian with a peg leg she would get a game at right back at the moment. So I guess what I'm saying is any right back would be an improvement on the right backs we have at this moment in time...
gappy65
I must admit I do like Chimbonda. But his temprement is questionable. But if we had a one eyed lesbian with a peg leg she would get a game at right back at the moment. So I guess what I'm saying is any right back would be an improvement on the right backs we have at this moment in time...
gappy65
And it's Juande
YiddoNick
And it's Juande
YiddoNick
Chimbonda is breat going forward, he is a decent crosser of the ball and is very good in the air, however the attitude and his defensive capabilities leave much to be desired. The way he acted after after being subbed in the Carling cup final proves that he is by no means a team man. After what he did at Wigan o the last day of the season, I am surprised we still went for him. Maybe Martin O is the man to bring out the best in him. Also praying that Barry does not sell out to Liverpool. What a player!! Igf you want him (chimbo), you got him!
marcspur
Chimbonda is breat going forward, he is a decent crosser of the ball and is very good in the air, however the attitude and his defensive capabilities leave much to be desired. The way he acted after after being subbed in the Carling cup final proves that he is by no means a team man. After what he did at Wigan o the last day of the season, I am surprised we still went for him. Maybe Martin O is the man to bring out the best in him. Also praying that Barry does not sell out to Liverpool. What a player!! Igf you want him (chimbo), you got him!
marcspur
Noted and corrected Nick. Good comments, thanks Spurs dudes! Agree Deanovilla, I'd take sulky Anelka any day of the week, apart from Sunday, that is my day off. I am very much like God in that respect! :o)
The Fear
Noted and corrected Nick. Good comments, thanks Spurs dudes! Agree Deanovilla, I'd take sulky Anelka any day of the week, apart from Sunday, that is my day off. I am very much like God in that respect! :o)
The Fear
how about Chimbonda (4.5mil), Huddlestone (6mil), and Dawson (4.5mil) for Barry?
dannispur
how about Chimbonda (4.5mil), Huddlestone (6mil), and Dawson (4.5mil) for Barry?
dannispur
"I am very much like God in that respect" - Great to see that editor of the year award hasn't gone to your head :)
Phartman87
"I am very much like God in that respect" - Great to see that editor of the year award hasn't gone to your head :)
Phartman87
attacking right back, his name has been around us for some time, why not?
leftfoot
attacking right back, his name has been around us for some time, why not?
leftfoot
On the subject of Chimbo as Ox says his attitude problems have been blown way out of proportion and one thing you can't argue is he's an excellent full back with a very good pedigree at premiership level, these days I'm not sure you could do much better without offering CL tbh. Any chance we could have Barry in part exchange.....worth a try :)
Phartman87
On the subject of Chimbo as Ox says his attitude problems have been blown way out of proportion and one thing you can't argue is he's an excellent full back with a very good pedigree at premiership level, these days I'm not sure you could do much better without offering CL tbh. Any chance we could have Barry in part exchange.....worth a try :)
Phartman87
lol, Phartman87. I've always had my feet firmly on the ground! :o)
Oh and no thanks Dannispur, although maybe if you threw in Lennon and Paul Robinson as well, that would at least swell the numbers of our squad lol.
The Fear
lol, Phartman87. I've always had my feet firmly on the ground! :o)
Oh and no thanks Dannispur, although maybe if you threw in Lennon and Paul Robinson as well, that would at least swell the numbers of our squad lol.
The Fear
ok then the The Fear we don't want them either!!!
dannispur
ok then the The Fear we don't want them either!!!
dannispur
i am not convinced by him, i have seen him play a few times last season and he made way too mistakes that led to conceiding goals, they should pay us to take him.
Astonian Villan
i am not convinced by him, i have seen him play a few times last season and he made way too mistakes that led to conceiding goals, they should pay us to take him.
Astonian Villan
I LIKED CHIMBONDA AT RIGHT BACK QAND HUTTON HAS YET TO IMPRESS ME , BUT CHIMBONDA HAS A REAL ATTITUDE AND THIS FOR A FRENCH MAN IS VERY COMMON NOW HE MUST BE A PLAYER THAT O`NEILL WANTS BADLY SO COULD 10,000,000 + CHIMBONDA FOR BARRY NOT BE WORKED OUT BECAUSE LIVERPOOL ARE BEING OVERLY CAUTIOUS AND THEY CERTAINLY ARE NOT LISTNING TO GERRARD WANTING BARRY AT ANFIELD SO GO ON LEVY MAYBE WITH GREAT SIGNINGS LIKE THIS ! IT WOULD ENCOURAGE BERBATOV TO STAY HE WANTS TO SEE CLASS COMING IN TO WHL NOT DO DO`S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POP
I LIKED CHIMBONDA AT RIGHT BACK QAND HUTTON HAS YET TO IMPRESS ME , BUT CHIMBONDA HAS A REAL ATTITUDE AND THIS FOR A FRENCH MAN IS VERY COMMON NOW HE MUST BE A PLAYER THAT O`NEILL WANTS BADLY SO COULD 10,000,000 + CHIMBONDA FOR BARRY NOT BE WORKED OUT BECAUSE LIVERPOOL ARE BEING OVERLY CAUTIOUS AND THEY CERTAINLY ARE NOT LISTNING TO GERRARD WANTING BARRY AT ANFIELD SO GO ON LEVY MAYBE WITH GREAT SIGNINGS LIKE THIS ! IT WOULD ENCOURAGE BERBATOV TO STAY HE WANTS TO SEE CLASS COMING IN TO WHL NOT DO DO`S !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
POP
Oh right dannispur, in that case, + 10million as well....!!!!!!

POP TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK WHEN ON THE VITAL NETWORK
The Fear
Oh right dannispur, in that case, + 10million as well....!!!!!!

POP TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK WHEN ON THE VITAL NETWORK
The Fear
Barry is a Spuz fan and rather he went anywhere than scouse land.
Villan444
Barry is a Spuz fan and rather he went anywhere than scouse land.
Villan444
Well, we certainly need a right full back, and he seems to be one of the few available decent ones out there, if not the only decent one out there. Yes, his attitude supposedly is suspect, but surely we can deal with that?
glensider
Well, we certainly need a right full back, and he seems to be one of the few available decent ones out there, if not the only decent one out there. Yes, his attitude supposedly is suspect, but surely we can deal with that?
glensider
For what its worth, I was talking with a Tottenham fan today, new customer, White Hart Lane season ticket holder, and he said that Chimbonda had been something of a disappointment while wearing the Spurs shirt. Odd decent game, but naive defensively, and definitely better going forward, than playing at the back. Just thought I'd add that to the Pascal debate.
glensider
For what its worth, I was talking with a Tottenham fan today, new customer, White Hart Lane season ticket holder, and he said that Chimbonda had been something of a disappointment while wearing the Spurs shirt. Odd decent game, but naive defensively, and definitely better going forward, than playing at the back. Just thought I'd add that to the Pascal debate.
glensider
 

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