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The Villa Transfer Thread - Part 3

Thread three on summer transfers, so around 700 comments so far and no signings!

Not to mention nearly 50 pages in the forum! Click Here

Trouble is, at the moment, there aren't many moves and most clubs are waiting for others to make the first move. If Barry goes for £20million that will set the tone for the rest of the window for all clubs for instance, or at least that is what my fuddled old brain is telling me!

The Villa Summer Transfer Thread - Part 1

I said at the end of The Villa Summer Transfer Thread - Part 2, that hopefully we'll be talking about the arrivals not the possibles!

That hasn't proved the case (and fair enough, June is often quiet for moves as contracts don't end until July 1)....

Maybe by the end of thread three we'll be laughing though! Again, we live in hope and expectation.

Once again, over to you Mr O'Neill !

IN -

Curtis Davies (from West Brom - £ ?)

OUT -

Luke Moore (West Brom - £3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)




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The Journalist

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Date:Tuesday June 17 2008

Time: 4:59PM

Your Comments

Thread number 3...thats a lot of chat for solely rumours...maybe vital villa will crash when we sign someone??
Villa4Europe
Thread number 3...thats a lot of chat for solely rumours...maybe vital villa will crash when we sign someone??
Villa4Europe
According to Goal.com, Valencia have slapped a price of €40m on the head of David Villa. Now, according to XE.com, €40m is only £31.7m. If we get £20m for Barry, that's only £11.7m for David Villa. Bargain !!! His surname is Villa, my first name is David ! It's a sign !!!
AVwhite
According to Goal.com, Valencia have slapped a price of €40m on the head of David Villa. Now, according to XE.com, €40m is only £31.7m. If we get £20m for Barry, that's only £11.7m for David Villa. Bargain !!! His surname is Villa, my first name is David ! It's a sign !!!
AVwhite
We Villans really know how to speculate.
UTV
We Villans really know how to speculate.
UTV
it's only half way through June, i'll be unsurprised if this third thread is filled before there are any arrivals
UTV
it's only half way through June, i'll be unsurprised if this third thread is filled before there are any arrivals
UTV
I dont get this whole thing about no clubs buying - we desperatley need a RW - a young, talented player with bags of potential. We also need a replacement for Barry and if we are being picky they should be more creative and attacking so the Reo-Coker can become a holding box-to-box player. It seems like Spurs have went and bought the ideal players for that!!! Another player I have admired for a few years is Jefferson Farfan - he left PSV a few weeks ago for £6m to Shalke 04 - surely we could have went for him!!! We were linked with Van Der Vaart a while back - we may have got him a few weeks ago - no way will we gat him now!!! I just think those 4 would have been worldclass, affordable players but we have missed the boat with them!!
deano.avfc
I dont get this whole thing about no clubs buying - we desperatley need a RW - a young, talented player with bags of potential. We also need a replacement for Barry and if we are being picky they should be more creative and attacking so the Reo-Coker can become a holding box-to-box player. It seems like Spurs have went and bought the ideal players for that!!! Another player I have admired for a few years is Jefferson Farfan - he left PSV a few weeks ago for £6m to Shalke 04 - surely we could have went for him!!! We were linked with Van Der Vaart a while back - we may have got him a few weeks ago - no way will we gat him now!!! I just think those 4 would have been worldclass, affordable players but we have missed the boat with them!!
deano.avfc
By the way I was referring to Modric and Dos Santos for Spurs
deano.avfc
By the way I was referring to Modric and Dos Santos for Spurs
deano.avfc
Three threads, no signings. Vital Villa surges into a 3-0 lead!
evoflash
Deano MON has a buy British strategy. So I think your post is kind of irrellevant. I agree there's a fair few players we could have signed though! Sidwell, Chimbonda and Bentley or Bullard - I'd cream myself. We need a striker - I'm struggling to think of options there. Any ideas? Doyle?
tarzan
Three threads, no signings. Vital Villa surges into a 3-0 lead!
evoflash
Deano MON has a buy British strategy. So I think your post is kind of irrellevant. I agree there's a fair few players we could have signed though! Sidwell, Chimbonda and Bentley or Bullard - I'd cream myself. We need a striker - I'm struggling to think of options there. Any ideas? Doyle?
tarzan
Darren Bent
deano.avfc
Darren Bent
deano.avfc
Just heard Bouma starts for Holland - good lad!!!
deano.avfc
Just heard Bouma starts for Holland - good lad!!!
deano.avfc
Hey Deano if I was Darren Bent I'd move nowhere! He is on £94,669 per week which works out at £4,922,775 per year (A genuine source)
tarzan
I agree Tarzan but to push on we need to look further afield and even at that he has went for Petrov, Salifou and Carew so i dont see why Modric did not appeal!! Anyways Sidwell, Bullard, Bentley, Boruc, Chimbonda and D.Bent would be great.
deano.avfc
Hey Deano if I was Darren Bent I'd move nowhere! He is on £94,669 per week which works out at £4,922,775 per year (A genuine source)
tarzan
I agree Tarzan but to push on we need to look further afield and even at that he has went for Petrov, Salifou and Carew so i dont see why Modric did not appeal!! Anyways Sidwell, Bullard, Bentley, Boruc, Chimbonda and D.Bent would be great.
deano.avfc
Bouma is majestic, he really has turned his career around; he deserves a good new deal.
tarzan
Bouma is majestic, he really has turned his career around; he deserves a good new deal.
tarzan
Woah maybe not then!!!! I mentioned on another article that Lafferty (a big man MON likes in the Crouch-mould who could be backup for Carew with Harewood) could play ahead of our pacy wingers and would be a good shout for £3-4m but it looks like he is off to Rangers. Im not sure there are many options...in england anyway!!
deano.avfc
Woah maybe not then!!!! I mentioned on another article that Lafferty (a big man MON likes in the Crouch-mould who could be backup for Carew with Harewood) could play ahead of our pacy wingers and would be a good shout for £3-4m but it looks like he is off to Rangers. Im not sure there are many options...in england anyway!!
deano.avfc
Bouma playing centre-back!! When we first bought him I thought he was a CB and I have never seen him play there for Villa - should be interesting!
deano.avfc
Bouma playing centre-back!! When we first bought him I thought he was a CB and I have never seen him play there for Villa - should be interesting!
deano.avfc
Bouma has played centre back most of the time i think, but in Holland the ball is played to feet more than in the prem. A good day for rumours today with us apparently making offers for Bently, Milner, Chimbonda, and Sidwell agreed. For me its all about how we can improve our defense, I think we will always score a lot of goals but we throw away points a giving away silly goals.
daveldvilla
Bouma has played centre back most of the time i think, but in Holland the ball is played to feet more than in the prem. A good day for rumours today with us apparently making offers for Bently, Milner, Chimbonda, and Sidwell agreed. For me its all about how we can improve our defense, I think we will always score a lot of goals but we throw away points a giving away silly goals.
daveldvilla
daveldvilla, right on the money with that comment. When Davies got his chance last season we really tightened up at the back. Then he got inured and we couldn't keep a clean sheet to save our lives even againast poor teams. And Carson couldn't save free kicks if his life depended on it. imagine if Laursen had got injured whilst Davies was out?? We would have been in big trouble. The good news is we'll be bringing in a new keeper, no real choice on that one!! hopefully we'll also get some better centre back cover and about 3 new full backs. fingers crossed eh?
UTV
daveldvilla, right on the money with that comment. When Davies got his chance last season we really tightened up at the back. Then he got inured and we couldn't keep a clean sheet to save our lives even againast poor teams. And Carson couldn't save free kicks if his life depended on it. imagine if Laursen had got injured whilst Davies was out?? We would have been in big trouble. The good news is we'll be bringing in a new keeper, no real choice on that one!! hopefully we'll also get some better centre back cover and about 3 new full backs. fingers crossed eh?
UTV
Bid for Bentley, get Boruc, Chimbonda, not sure on but we are short on numbers, Santa Cruz, Hoyte and a cheeky bid for David Villa just to see his quality at VP and ofcourse his class surname on our shirts. Villa on Villa shirts should sell as many as Beckham did at Real Madrid and part pay his transfer fee! Whatever happens I am soooo frustrated and very impatient at the lack of signings MON. I know we must make the right choices at the right prices, but if we are going to kick on and try to smash into the top 4 then we need to spend pretty big dont we. Maybe a thread there? How much money should MON spend for us to get into the top 4 and should we raise our wage structure? We know for sure that these top targets we are linked with want big money moves and even bigger contracts. Sometimes a one of signing on fee isn't going to be big enough. I also wonder how much GB is frustrated at our lack of signings or has he already seen MON's shopping list and has decided to get out?? Glad the club have settled on not giving GB his testimonal just yet. GB, does that stand for greedy Bast8tard.
holte ender 1969
Bid for Bentley, get Boruc, Chimbonda, not sure on but we are short on numbers, Santa Cruz, Hoyte and a cheeky bid for David Villa just to see his quality at VP and ofcourse his class surname on our shirts. Villa on Villa shirts should sell as many as Beckham did at Real Madrid and part pay his transfer fee! Whatever happens I am soooo frustrated and very impatient at the lack of signings MON. I know we must make the right choices at the right prices, but if we are going to kick on and try to smash into the top 4 then we need to spend pretty big dont we. Maybe a thread there? How much money should MON spend for us to get into the top 4 and should we raise our wage structure? We know for sure that these top targets we are linked with want big money moves and even bigger contracts. Sometimes a one of signing on fee isn't going to be big enough. I also wonder how much GB is frustrated at our lack of signings or has he already seen MON's shopping list and has decided to get out?? Glad the club have settled on not giving GB his testimonal just yet. GB, does that stand for greedy Bast8tard.
holte ender 1969
Santa Cruz and Miguel two great links as then we would have San Miguel. Still a beer isn't it as I'm having to make do with Tui's in New Zealand! Are there any other NZ Villains out there? Its not the end of the world, but we can see it from here. LOL. Give us some cheery news please MON.
holte ender 1969
Santa Cruz and Miguel two great links as then we would have San Miguel. Still a beer isn't it as I'm having to make do with Tui's in New Zealand! Are there any other NZ Villains out there? Its not the end of the world, but we can see it from here. LOL. Give us some cheery news please MON.
holte ender 1969
miguel is a real possibility - he wants away from valencia badly! that means possibly him, chimbonda and maybe? hoyte. RB sorted and not too shabby. i'd be happy with that trio. Wilf Bouma looked great for the dutch by the way.
leftfoot
miguel is a real possibility - he wants away from valencia badly! that means possibly him, chimbonda and maybe? hoyte. RB sorted and not too shabby. i'd be happy with that trio. Wilf Bouma looked great for the dutch by the way.
leftfoot
I fancy us picking up that French right back - Francois Clerc
KSarge1
I fancy us picking up that French right back - Francois Clerc
KSarge1
I'd fancy having Boruc at Villa Park next season.
evoflash
I'd fancy having Boruc at Villa Park next season.
evoflash
Boruc looks very steady and we have missed that commanding keeper who can give our defence confidence. Dont know if we can get him but Boruc,Guzan and Taylor would be a great trio of keepers. I havent seen Miguel play but I think Chimbonda has been harshly treated always looked like a player to me,Gardener is great but not a natural rb. D Bent is a great finisher and would fit in well imo Does anyone know how many goals Sidwell scored for Reading in the Premier league ?
scoops
Boruc looks very steady and we have missed that commanding keeper who can give our defence confidence. Dont know if we can get him but Boruc,Guzan and Taylor would be a great trio of keepers. I havent seen Miguel play but I think Chimbonda has been harshly treated always looked like a player to me,Gardener is great but not a natural rb. D Bent is a great finisher and would fit in well imo Does anyone know how many goals Sidwell scored for Reading in the Premier league ?
scoops
5.5million fee confirmed by SSN for sidwell
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
5.5million fee confirmed by SSN for sidwell
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
"Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill will use money from the £18million sale of Gareth Barry by moving for Steve Sidwell of Chelsea, Tottenham striker Darren Bent and Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar." - Excellent news!!! Bent would be perfect (as I said a few posts ago!!) - an excellent foil for Carew. Cuellar looked great in the UEFA Cup!! Good news this!! Yesterdays links to Chimbonda and Bentley were also excellent. If we got the 5 of them and added Boruc to that it would be our first XI sorted. Then work on the squad players. ALL these links are realistic but I have my doubt over Bentley - if we cant get him Milner, SWP or Lennon could do a good job - one of them would be fine!
deano.avfc
"Aston Villa boss Martin O'Neill will use money from the £18million sale of Gareth Barry by moving for Steve Sidwell of Chelsea, Tottenham striker Darren Bent and Rangers defender Carlos Cuellar." - Excellent news!!! Bent would be perfect (as I said a few posts ago!!) - an excellent foil for Carew. Cuellar looked great in the UEFA Cup!! Good news this!! Yesterdays links to Chimbonda and Bentley were also excellent. If we got the 5 of them and added Boruc to that it would be our first XI sorted. Then work on the squad players. ALL these links are realistic but I have my doubt over Bentley - if we cant get him Milner, SWP or Lennon could do a good job - one of them would be fine!
deano.avfc
All those who had no faith, thats one so far for this week, as i said we should hopefully have another by the end of the week, sorry i cannot be more specific.... anyone still doubt me?
Eircol
All those who had no faith, thats one so far for this week, as i said we should hopefully have another by the end of the week, sorry i cannot be more specific.... anyone still doubt me?
Eircol
YEY....Sidwell is only 25 so that's another one for now and the future. I love it when this happens !!
industrial_musical
YEY....Sidwell is only 25 so that's another one for now and the future. I love it when this happens !!
industrial_musical
Eircol you hinted at Milner on an earlier post so I trust Sidwell and Milner are in the bag - whos next then Eircol.....or should I call you Randy...or General...or Martin!
deano.avfc
Eircol you hinted at Milner on an earlier post so I trust Sidwell and Milner are in the bag - whos next then Eircol.....or should I call you Randy...or General...or Martin!
deano.avfc
He hasn't signed yet lads - lets not get ahead of ourselves. We've agreed a fee. Someone else may bid, or he may turn out to be a right greedy gin-ger and demand ridiculous wages. When MON is photographed with his arm around Sidwell, thats when i'll celebrate.
The Usual Suspect
He hasn't signed yet lads - lets not get ahead of ourselves. We've agreed a fee. Someone else may bid, or he may turn out to be a right greedy gin-ger and demand ridiculous wages. When MON is photographed with his arm around Sidwell, thats when i'll celebrate.
The Usual Suspect
I would love to see Darren Bent with us, I doubt Spurs will sell him though especially with Berbatov in the balance also. Would the Londoner want to move to the midlands and take a large large pay cut, I doubt it. ALthough who knows I think he might be worth a punt is excactly what MON likes and would score a hatload of goals as he will nearly play every game. Besides by the sounds of it the ginger man will be taking a pay cut to get regular games maybe can Bent...
Tez86
I would love to see Darren Bent with us, I doubt Spurs will sell him though especially with Berbatov in the balance also. Would the Londoner want to move to the midlands and take a large large pay cut, I doubt it. ALthough who knows I think he might be worth a punt is excactly what MON likes and would score a hatload of goals as he will nearly play every game. Besides by the sounds of it the ginger man will be taking a pay cut to get regular games maybe can Bent...
Tez86
no official announcement yet but I'm assuming Curtis Davis has become our first signing of the summer? I guess this might be sealed on July 1 when most contracts end
The Fear
no official announcement yet but I'm assuming Curtis Davis has become our first signing of the summer? I guess this might be sealed on July 1 when most contracts end
The Fear
To be fair Eircol, saying there will be a few signings in the next week or two is a pretty safe bet!?
The Fear
To be fair Eircol, saying there will be a few signings in the next week or two is a pretty safe bet!?
The Fear
i said there will be 2 by the end of this week, not 1 signing or 3, i was alittle more specific 2...
Eircol
i said there will be 2 by the end of this week, not 1 signing or 3, i was alittle more specific 2...
Eircol
Have to say, i would be more than happy with Carlos Cueller at Villa Park. Rangers defence was the only reason they got to the UEFA Cup final last year and he was running the show. Sidwell coming in for 5.5m is pretty good business, not sure about Bent, MON could get the best out of him but he missed a lot of football last year and we dont need any more players that need to 'settle in', Perriera (sp) seems a good shout, but then again any RB is better than what we already have. All looks promising today, no doubt my hopes will be dashed by the end of the week.
steako
Have to say, i would be more than happy with Carlos Cueller at Villa Park. Rangers defence was the only reason they got to the UEFA Cup final last year and he was running the show. Sidwell coming in for 5.5m is pretty good business, not sure about Bent, MON could get the best out of him but he missed a lot of football last year and we dont need any more players that need to 'settle in', Perriera (sp) seems a good shout, but then again any RB is better than what we already have. All looks promising today, no doubt my hopes will be dashed by the end of the week.
steako
I will be more specific re-Boruc, villa have enquired but strachan will not entertain any kind of approach for his star man...
Eircol
I will be more specific re-Boruc, villa have enquired but strachan will not entertain any kind of approach for his star man...
Eircol
sidwell fee agreed. breaking news on ssn. welcome siders, we have a new ginger warrior in our ranks.
Stig
sidwell fee agreed. breaking news on ssn. welcome siders, we have a new ginger warrior in our ranks.
Stig
Eircol; so far so good. fair play to you mate, hope your spot on about another one by the end of the week. fingers crossed its milner.
Stig
wow stig, you're like the last man to know
The Usual Suspect
Eircol; so far so good. fair play to you mate, hope your spot on about another one by the end of the week. fingers crossed its milner.
Stig
wow stig, you're like the last man to know
The Usual Suspect
Eircol is right in what he said 2 signings by the end of this week,shame about Boruc he looks the part. Mon looks very relaxed and I am sure he is confident about getting the players he wants :)
scoops
Eircol is right in what he said 2 signings by the end of this week,shame about Boruc he looks the part. Mon looks very relaxed and I am sure he is confident about getting the players he wants :)
scoops
Just one point on Bents £95k a week. That is only this year due to his signing on fee, Spurs have a wage cap at 45-50k which (among other things) seriously limits us in the transfer market. Although as someone else said can't see us selling for a big loss especially with Berba looking for a move
Phartman87
Just one point on Bents £95k a week. That is only this year due to his signing on fee, Spurs have a wage cap at 45-50k which (among other things) seriously limits us in the transfer market. Although as someone else said can't see us selling for a big loss especially with Berba looking for a move
Phartman87
The Usual Suspect; i know been away for 2 weeks, the 'eircol' revelation is new too me.
Stig
The Usual Suspect; i know been away for 2 weeks, the 'eircol' revelation is new too me.
Stig
I can't believe anyone here is serious about Darren Bent. The guy is nowhere near the class player we need up front. He is slow of thought, poor in movement and misses too many chances. Apart from all of that he is based in London and on a wage that he would have to half before moving to the Midlands. He and we would be mad to go for this move. I'd use Maloney up front more this season (if he's not already signing-up for Rangers that is) along with Delfouneso as back-up for Carew, Harewood and Agbonlahor.
AllanW
I can't believe anyone here is serious about Darren Bent. The guy is nowhere near the class player we need up front. He is slow of thought, poor in movement and misses too many chances. Apart from all of that he is based in London and on a wage that he would have to half before moving to the Midlands. He and we would be mad to go for this move. I'd use Maloney up front more this season (if he's not already signing-up for Rangers that is) along with Delfouneso as back-up for Carew, Harewood and Agbonlahor.
AllanW
No way Bent is class he is unfortunately at the club where he is behind keane and berbatov. He was bought by the chairman as well dont forget so I dont think he ever fit in to spurs. If we got I would make a bet ith anyone he will get at least 20 goals for us, unless he was injured of course.
Tez86
No way Bent is class he is unfortunately at the club where he is behind keane and berbatov. He was bought by the chairman as well dont forget so I dont think he ever fit in to spurs. If we got I would make a bet ith anyone he will get at least 20 goals for us, unless he was injured of course.
Tez86
Podolski is being mentioned to be available for 10mil due the number of strikers at Bayern.. 10mil thats a steal get in before Man city and Spurs and write that check..
aussie_villan
YAY first blood! sidwell 5.5 nice
mattyh1986
YAY first blood! sidwell 5.5 nice
mattyh1986
Podolski is being mentioned to be available for 10mil due the number of strikers at Bayern.. 10mil thats a steal get in before Man city and Spurs and write that check..
aussie_villan
i would wet myself if we got podolski.
industrial_musical
i would wet myself if we got podolski.
industrial_musical
I believe in the Magic that is Eircol!!!!! How many we going to sign altogether, will we be suprised by any of them? Ie Star Name or such?
erv2005
I believe in the Magic that is Eircol!!!!! How many we going to sign altogether, will we be suprised by any of them? Ie Star Name or such?
erv2005
Eircol.......i'm unconvinced. Seems like one of those tricks that supposed 'psychics' use. Like that TV program Crossing Over. A scam based around non specific information. Sidwell is not yet confirmed and according to you we will have another in the bag by close of play Sunday. IF you are right about this then will all be expecting more from you. I do seem to remember you stating that we were in for Ramsey. I don't recall Cardiff mentioning our bid, just Arsenal and Manchester United's. Although that doesn't prove that a bid wasn't made............I'm calling you out. Time to prove yourself.
UTV
Eircol.......i'm unconvinced. Seems like one of those tricks that supposed 'psychics' use. Like that TV program Crossing Over. A scam based around non specific information. Sidwell is not yet confirmed and according to you we will have another in the bag by close of play Sunday. IF you are right about this then will all be expecting more from you. I do seem to remember you stating that we were in for Ramsey. I don't recall Cardiff mentioning our bid, just Arsenal and Manchester United's. Although that doesn't prove that a bid wasn't made............I'm calling you out. Time to prove yourself.
UTV
Food for thought.........Man Utd, Chelski and Arsenal won't be in for Bentley. That leaves Everton and Liverpool but Everton aren't being linked to Right Mids. We seem to be going head to head with Liverpoo for Milner aswell. Even if we lose out Liverpool, they surely can't sign both of them!! Thus we must be in with an excellent chance of seeing one of them in a Villa shirt next season. Personally I think they both have their positives although Bentley crossing from deep whilst Ashley runs at defenders does make my mouth water. Milner is faster but perhaps not dangerous enough with his delivery. That said, either would be great
UTV
Food for thought.........Man Utd, Chelski and Arsenal won't be in for Bentley. That leaves Everton and Liverpool but Everton aren't being linked to Right Mids. We seem to be going head to head with Liverpoo for Milner aswell. Even if we lose out Liverpool, they surely can't sign both of them!! Thus we must be in with an excellent chance of seeing one of them in a Villa shirt next season. Personally I think they both have their positives although Bentley crossing from deep whilst Ashley runs at defenders does make my mouth water. Milner is faster but perhaps not dangerous enough with his delivery. That said, either would be great
UTV
Out of milner or bentley I wouldnt be sure who I would take. Both of the players at times are the best players for their team and either would mean teams can no longer double up on young. As long as we get one I will be very happy. Lets hope Sidwell puts pen to paper in the next 48 hours and we will kick on from there and get a load of players signed!
Tez86
Out of milner or bentley I wouldnt be sure who I would take. Both of the players at times are the best players for their team and either would mean teams can no longer double up on young. As long as we get one I will be very happy. Lets hope Sidwell puts pen to paper in the next 48 hours and we will kick on from there and get a load of players signed!
Tez86
A newsnow report suggests Fat Rafa may abandon his pursuit of Barry and spend it on David Villa. Obviously it may be conjecture but as others have said, 'Fat Rafa is skint and he can't have everyone'.
Gazvilla
A newsnow report suggests Fat Rafa may abandon his pursuit of Barry and spend it on David Villa. Obviously it may be conjecture but as others have said, 'Fat Rafa is skint and he can't have everyone'.
Gazvilla
I think thats what the liverpool fans will want, maybe we should try and out bid them lol
Tez86
I think thats what the liverpool fans will want, maybe we should try and out bid them lol
Tez86
Unbelievably Darren Bent is on £95K a week at Spuds. This was confirmed on the list of Europes 50 best paid players that was circulating last season. I would like him at Villa Park but would be absolutely gobsmached if we signed him. There is a very fine dividing line between attracting the players you want and not alienating the players you already have, over the money they earn.
voiceoftheholte
Unbelievably Darren Bent is on £95K a week at Spuds. This was confirmed on the list of Europes 50 best paid players that was circulating last season. I would like him at Villa Park but would be absolutely gobsmached if we signed him. There is a very fine dividing line between attracting the players you want and not alienating the players you already have, over the money they earn.
voiceoftheholte
We need to show faith in MON. The guy knows what he's doing, and we must have patience and believe in him. Hopefully Sidwell is going to be our first signing, with many others in the near future.
romanianvillain
We need to show faith in MON. The guy knows what he's doing, and we must have patience and believe in him. Hopefully Sidwell is going to be our first signing, with many others in the near future.
romanianvillain
This might sound odd, but what really need defenders more than midifielders right now. Why not sign a couple of those croatian defenders, their defence at Euro 2008 has been immense.
industrial_musical
This might sound odd, but what really need defenders more than midifielders right now. Why not sign a couple of those croatian defenders, their defence at Euro 2008 has been immense.
industrial_musical
voiceoftheholte, Bent is not on 95k a week i can assure you. The figure quoted included his signing on fee. His wages are around the 40k a week mark as spurs have a wage cap in place that doesn't allow a player on a long term contract and has cost a large transfer fee to be that high. If you get to see the next report i bet bent is nowhere to be seen. Bent moved to spurs on less money than he was offered by west ham which shows good character i think. Unfortunately for you guys he will not be sold. He is a top class striker and people that have dismissed him clearly have not watched him enough
spursfan4eva
voiceoftheholte, Bent is not on 95k a week i can assure you. The figure quoted included his signing on fee. His wages are around the 40k a week mark as spurs have a wage cap in place that doesn't allow a player on a long term contract and has cost a large transfer fee to be that high. If you get to see the next report i bet bent is nowhere to be seen. Bent moved to spurs on less money than he was offered by west ham which shows good character i think. Unfortunately for you guys he will not be sold. He is a top class striker and people that have dismissed him clearly have not watched him enough
spursfan4eva
Okay firstly the sidwell transfer will go through, and we should have confirmation around sat/sun re another transfer, i can also say at least one or two other targets will be a suprise i.e not spoken about and from europe, if fee's can be agreed?
Eircol
Okay firstly the sidwell transfer will go through, and we should have confirmation around sat/sun re another transfer, i can also say at least one or two other targets will be a suprise i.e not spoken about and from europe, if fee's can be agreed?
Eircol
I think we have ourselves a mole at Villa people...
industrial_musical
I think we have ourselves a mole at Villa people...
industrial_musical
Eircol - are we talking of these players to be in this month/by Intertoto/by start of season/by Aug 31st??? Based on you hints I can tell you are claiming Milner and Sidwell - the other one or two I know you dont want to say but how 'not spoken about' are they. Are they on the official site 100+ rumours?? Or REALLY secret??
deano.avfc
Eircol - are we talking of these players to be in this month/by Intertoto/by start of season/by Aug 31st??? Based on you hints I can tell you are claiming Milner and Sidwell - the other one or two I know you dont want to say but how 'not spoken about' are they. Are they on the official site 100+ rumours?? Or REALLY secret??
deano.avfc
cheers eircol maybe now I can stop checking the internet all day long like a sadass !!
scoops
cheers eircol maybe now I can stop checking the internet all day long like a sadass !!
scoops
One has no mention at all, until club have been given permission to speak to the player, i dont think anyone will have linked the club with him, very hush hush, the other is still playing in the euros.
Eircol
One has no mention at all, until club have been given permission to speak to the player, i dont think anyone will have linked the club with him, very hush hush, the other is still playing in the euros.
Eircol
Would love to be more specific, but i dont want to jeopardise any moves as i know for a fact alot of these sites are watched very closely... papers etc
Eircol
Would love to be more specific, but i dont want to jeopardise any moves as i know for a fact alot of these sites are watched very closely... papers etc
Eircol
keep it hush then.
The Usual Suspect
keep it hush then.
The Usual Suspect
Zippety zip zip zip. I bet we're trying to sign Les Sealey. He's very busy at the Euro's working outside Salzburgs ground running a burger van.
evoflash
Zippety zip zip zip. I bet we're trying to sign Les Sealey. He's very busy at the Euro's working outside Salzburgs ground running a burger van.
evoflash
I was only thinking this morning that it was about time for the annual MON quote saying it was going to take time to improve the squad and fans need to be patient. Hey presto! There is now an article on the official website saying exactly that!! maybe i'm gaining Eircol's psychic powers!!!!
MattUTV
I was only thinking this morning that it was about time for the annual MON quote saying it was going to take time to improve the squad and fans need to be patient. Hey presto! There is now an article on the official website saying exactly that!! maybe i'm gaining Eircol's psychic powers!!!!
MattUTV
eircol, you are keeping me sane at the moment. please keep it coming. I wont ask for names, but could you give us a hint to what position this/these players cover?????????????????????????????
Stig
eircol, you are keeping me sane at the moment. please keep it coming. I wont ask for names, but could you give us a hint to what position this/these players cover?????????????????????????????
Stig
Well i think most villa fans can guess were we are short, but right back could be a suprise, possibly the keeper also, as in not really linked as of yet....
Eircol
Well i think most villa fans can guess were we are short, but right back could be a suprise, possibly the keeper also, as in not really linked as of yet....
Eircol
The late great Les Sealy R.I.P
scoops
The late great Les Sealy R.I.P
scoops
ooh eircol should be given his own section lol!! how do you know these things eircol? do you work at villa park or something?
industrial_musical
ooh eircol should be given his own section lol!! how do you know these things eircol? do you work at villa park or something?
industrial_musical
industrial music.....the important rule of thumb is on a need to know basis....do you need to know? I personally dont care, so Eircol just keep us posted and I will be happy as Larry.
KSarge1
industrial music.....the important rule of thumb is on a need to know basis....do you need to know? I personally dont care, so Eircol just keep us posted and I will be happy as Larry.
KSarge1
Eircol, I am so glad your our link to the club!!! How many players we going to try and sign ? Are we going to be better on numbers than last year?
erv2005
Eircol, I am so glad your our link to the club!!! How many players we going to try and sign ? Are we going to be better on numbers than last year?
erv2005
good point sarge... eircol... keep yourself secret and we will always be greatful
industrial_musical
good point sarge... eircol... keep yourself secret and we will always be greatful
industrial_musical
Les Sealey died? I didn't know. _ _ _ _ Surprise RB? Please don't be Gary Neville.
evoflash
Les Sealey died? I didn't know. _ _ _ _ Surprise RB? Please don't be Gary Neville.
evoflash
Desperate for at least one RB, at least one and at least one striker. MON'll come good this time around, he needs to, because we are desperately short in numbers.
romanianvillain
Desperate for at least one RB, at least one and at least one striker. MON'll come good this time around, he needs to, because we are desperately short in numbers.
romanianvillain
Barry is now in a very difficult situation, liverpool seriously looking at another option?
Eircol
Barry is now in a very difficult situation, liverpool seriously looking at another option?
Eircol
PLEASE BE TRUE!!!! posted on Villa Talk a moment ago. villauntilidie Post subject: henry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: Jun 19, 2008 - 03:32 PM Academy Joined: Jun 19, 2008 Posts: 1 Status: Offline i have just seen him leave villa park with a smile on his face - fact !!!!!!!!!!!!
KSarge1
PLEASE BE TRUE!!!! posted on Villa Talk a moment ago. villauntilidie Post subject: henry !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted: Jun 19, 2008 - 03:32 PM Academy Joined: Jun 19, 2008 Posts: 1 Status: Offline i have just seen him leave villa park with a smile on his face - fact !!!!!!!!!!!!
KSarge1
Eircol as a Villa fan yourself, are you please by all the players to are aware we are after, well, are you dissapointed by the Quality of the links you have the information on. Or have they actually pleased you!!!
erv2005
Eircol as a Villa fan yourself, are you please by all the players to are aware we are after, well, are you dissapointed by the Quality of the links you have the information on. Or have they actually pleased you!!!
erv2005
I would be overjoyed with one or two if they came off, as you can imagine there are one or two positions we need cover in, so you can expect one or two players that would add to the squad but not make a massive impact, but that is just my opinion, you have to remember things are changing every hour of every day, it does seem as if not much is happening, but believe me things are..
Eircol
I would be overjoyed with one or two if they came off, as you can imagine there are one or two positions we need cover in, so you can expect one or two players that would add to the squad but not make a massive impact, but that is just my opinion, you have to remember things are changing every hour of every day, it does seem as if not much is happening, but believe me things are..
Eircol
Eircol, so is the Henry rumour just a rumour?
KSarge1
Eircol, so is the Henry rumour just a rumour?
KSarge1
sorry would love to give you a simple yes or no answer, but i need to cover myself, i can direct you now and again, or drop a slight hint, but it depends. sorry....
Eircol
sorry would love to give you a simple yes or no answer, but i need to cover myself, i can direct you now and again, or drop a slight hint, but it depends. sorry....
Eircol
Then there may be something in that!!!!
erv2005
Then there may be something in that!!!!
erv2005
Some good comments from Graig Gardner on ssn website re Sidwell,Bentley and Barry ;)
scoops
Some good comments from Graig Gardner on ssn website re Sidwell,Bentley and Barry ;)
scoops
Excellent I see Ferdinand being linked with us. I mooted his name on a previous thread. Great prospect.
evoflash
Excellent I see Ferdinand being linked with us. I mooted his name on a previous thread. Great prospect.
evoflash
Surprise keeper still at euros eh? Is it the very young (22 i think) russian goalie? I too linked us with A Ferdinand as he is young english and can learn from Laursen. Hope we get him and MON works his majic on him. It has to be a big surprise signing at RB. Miguel has been linked with us and a few other top clubs so maybe we are in the driving seat. Lets hope so. Could it be Lahm of Germany. Is he a RB? Always looked steady and pacey. I'm guessing now but happy that we maybe getting somewhere. Keep it coming Eircol! (eire is irish and so is MON) mmm I wonder. Nah, surely not as if MON has time to look at this thread. Way to busy in talks with agents and players. Eircol, can we assume that these targets are now in the SF of the euros? Go on you know you want to give us a clue.
holte ender 1969
Surprise keeper still at euros eh? Is it the very young (22 i think) russian goalie? I too linked us with A Ferdinand as he is young english and can learn from Laursen. Hope we get him and MON works his majic on him. It has to be a big surprise signing at RB. Miguel has been linked with us and a few other top clubs so maybe we are in the driving seat. Lets hope so. Could it be Lahm of Germany. Is he a RB? Always looked steady and pacey. I'm guessing now but happy that we maybe getting somewhere. Keep it coming Eircol! (eire is irish and so is MON) mmm I wonder. Nah, surely not as if MON has time to look at this thread. Way to busy in talks with agents and players. Eircol, can we assume that these targets are now in the SF of the euros? Go on you know you want to give us a clue.
holte ender 1969
Barton on a free from Newcastle? Right price? Could MON be the man to sort this *****wit of English football out once and for all?
col8
Barton on a free from Newcastle? Right price? Could MON be the man to sort this *****wit of English football out once and for all?
col8
Lol @ Holte ender 1969, ha ha we have to keep at Eircol and digging for clues!!!!!
erv2005
Lol @ Holte ender 1969, ha ha we have to keep at Eircol and digging for clues!!!!!
erv2005
I cant see Ferdinand getting in the side ahead of Davies and laursen and I would prefer someone better anyway.
scoops
I cant see Ferdinand getting in the side ahead of Davies and laursen and I would prefer someone better anyway.
scoops
i mentioned Schweinsteiger a couple of times, now im sure MoN has to sign him, he was great against Portugul scoring and setting up the other two... Right sided midfielder, young and quick with a great cross and shot... come on MoN write the check and get him here... i think he will be available for 10-15mil for sure probably closer to 10 would be a great signing in my opinion..
aussie_villan
i mentioned Schweinsteiger a couple of times, now im sure MoN has to sign him, he was great against Portugul scoring and setting up the other two... Right sided midfielder, young and quick with a great cross and shot... come on MoN write the check and get him here... i think he will be available for 10-15mil for sure probably closer to 10 would be a great signing in my opinion..
aussie_villan
seems positive with the Gardner comments about Sidwell???
industrial_musical
seems positive with the Gardner comments about Sidwell???
industrial_musical
KSarge - please don't join the ranks of hash smokers singing "Henry for villa". It will never happen, and certainly don't believe some post on some rumour board which was probably made by a Pish taking bluenose. Get real, Henry isn't coming to villa park. He's past his best anyway.
The Usual Suspect
KSarge - please don't join the ranks of hash smokers singing "Henry for villa". It will never happen, and certainly don't believe some post on some rumour board which was probably made by a Pish taking bluenose. Get real, Henry isn't coming to villa park. He's past his best anyway.
The Usual Suspect
Yeah i know but we can all but dream, with no players in yet I am just imagining Henry/Gabi/Carew/Young streaming forward at 100 mph.
KSarge1
Yeah i know but we can all but dream, with no players in yet I am just imagining Henry/Gabi/Carew/Young streaming forward at 100 mph.
KSarge1
did anyone notice the performance of Russian Left Back 'Zhircov' the other night? very fine i thought. good competition for Bouma?
leftfoot
did anyone notice the performance of Russian Left Back 'Zhircov' the other night? very fine i thought. good competition for Bouma?
leftfoot
i heard on brmb this morning, about 7am that villa have rejected the ferdinand link.......sounds like that t.wat bill howell is making things up again.
Stig
i heard on brmb this morning, about 7am that villa have rejected the ferdinand link.......sounds like that t.wat bill howell is making things up again.
Stig
col8, if that scum bag barton came to villa, I would return my season ticket. I used to think he was worth a chance but having abused about 100 chances and continued to prove himself total scum, I'd not pay my money to back such a signing. Thankfully MON won't go for a character like that!
The Fear
col8, if that scum bag barton came to villa, I would return my season ticket. I used to think he was worth a chance but having abused about 100 chances and continued to prove himself total scum, I'd not pay my money to back such a signing. Thankfully MON won't go for a character like that!
The Fear
well said Fear. There is clearly no way MON would even contemplate a move for a tw*t like that. Rediculous rumour
UTV
well said Fear. There is clearly no way MON would even contemplate a move for a tw*t like that. Rediculous rumour
UTV
MON would never go for Barton as he isn't even slightly a team player. Saying that, I would rather have him than Rio's younger Bro. He would never have got into any league teams if his brother wasn't around and would never get ahead of Curtis and Laursen the Lion.
Villan444
MON would never go for Barton as he isn't even slightly a team player. Saying that, I would rather have him than Rio's younger Bro. He would never have got into any league teams if his brother wasn't around and would never get ahead of Curtis and Laursen the Lion.
Villan444
Barton is a thug !! and thats being nice He will NEVER grace a Villa shirt !! I cant see Henry down here but it would be great !! He did say Carew was his ideal strike partner though so we can live in hope i guess !!
scoops
Barton is a thug !! and thats being nice He will NEVER grace a Villa shirt !! I cant see Henry down here but it would be great !! He did say Carew was his ideal strike partner though so we can live in hope i guess !!
scoops
Eircol, is one of the players Lee Naylor - ive heard hes in the bag
Adbo9
Eircol, is one of the players Lee Naylor - ive heard hes in the bag
Adbo9
Following on the MON theme of signings in twos, does anyone think SWP may closely follow Sidwell?!?
fredchuff
Following on the MON theme of signings in twos, does anyone think SWP may closely follow Sidwell?!?
fredchuff
Assuming we sign Sidwell of course!!!
fredchuff
Assuming we sign Sidwell of course!!!
fredchuff
Eircol not long left mate if we are gonna sign two by sunday.
chris the villan
Eircol not long left mate if we are gonna sign two by sunday.
chris the villan
We should sign Kevin Pieterson
evoflash
We should sign Kevin Pieterson
evoflash
folks, we had the same last year with someone having all the 'inside' info. It is easy to make educated guesses. Think some of you are being wound up in all honesty. There are a few very good people at Villa and they would not be leaking information of who we are going to sign on the internet via my or any other villa site.
The Fear
folks, we had the same last year with someone having all the 'inside' info. It is easy to make educated guesses. Think some of you are being wound up in all honesty. There are a few very good people at Villa and they would not be leaking information of who we are going to sign on the internet via my or any other villa site.
The Fear
Exactly what i was thinking! As frustrating as it can be waiting for activity in the transfer window, keep the faith in M'ON, he knows what he is doing and I have no doubt M'ON is working hard to deliver the right calibre of players. The players are due back for training on the 1st/2nd July and our first preseason friendly against Lincoln is on the 15th July, so expect the majority of activity to happen during that period. (NRC first signing last season was done during the first week of July last summer and activity will happen around then again) The players will come, they have to otherwise M'ON wont be able to put enough people on the bench for the game against Lincoln and the ITC opposition. Come the second week of July, Villa would have recruited a GK, RB, CB, MF, simply because they are needed and this gives them enough time to train with the squad before Villa's season K/Os
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Exactly what i was thinking! As frustrating as it can be waiting for activity in the transfer window, keep the faith in M'ON, he knows what he is doing and I have no doubt M'ON is working hard to deliver the right calibre of players. The players are due back for training on the 1st/2nd July and our first preseason friendly against Lincoln is on the 15th July, so expect the majority of activity to happen during that period. (NRC first signing last season was done during the first week of July last summer and activity will happen around then again) The players will come, they have to otherwise M'ON wont be able to put enough people on the bench for the game against Lincoln and the ITC opposition. Come the second week of July, Villa would have recruited a GK, RB, CB, MF, simply because they are needed and this gives them enough time to train with the squad before Villa's season K/Os
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
some sanity at last - well said MR Carew
myleftfoot
some sanity at last - well said MR Carew
myleftfoot
I can`t see how people can be sure MON knows what he`s doing considering his previous Transfer Windows ?? We went a full season without a RB for starters !!!
ASPINALL
I can`t see how people can be sure MON knows what he`s doing considering his previous Transfer Windows ?? We went a full season without a RB for starters !!!
ASPINALL
Someone mentioned to me yesterday that we had pretty much signed Huddlestone from Spurs. Can't find a story on the net anywhere. Anyone else heard this or was i being wound up?
MattUTV
Someone mentioned to me yesterday that we had pretty much signed Huddlestone from Spurs. Can't find a story on the net anywhere. Anyone else heard this or was i being wound up?
MattUTV
I dont know Matt but I think he is a classy player with a wicked shot on him. Spurs have got a massive squad of players and most of them would compete for a place in our team.
scoops
I dont know Matt but I think he is a classy player with a wicked shot on him. Spurs have got a massive squad of players and most of them would compete for a place in our team.
scoops
Yeh wouldn't mind signing a few of there lads. Lennon would be another one (if he learnt how to cross). Can't wait til we start signing players!! (but it looks like i'll have to)
MattUTV
Yeh wouldn't mind signing a few of there lads. Lennon would be another one (if he learnt how to cross). Can't wait til we start signing players!! (but it looks like i'll have to)
MattUTV
Compete? If they play RB, GK, RM or CM they'l get in the team on default. there'll be no competition about it!!
UTV
Compete? If they play RB, GK, RM or CM they'l get in the team on default. there'll be no competition about it!!
UTV
As The Fear suggests Gentlemen there may well be some "educated guesswork going on".... no disrespect to any posters...I have not seen much of tarzans brother this window he has not re-registered as Eir...... has he?
fatloser
As The Fear suggests Gentlemen there may well be some "educated guesswork going on".... no disrespect to any posters...I have not seen much of tarzans brother this window he has not re-registered as Eir...... has he?
fatloser
MattUTV, Huddlestone has been linked a few times, as has Aaron Lennon, but there haven't been any strong rumours or links with much substance to them. Might be 2+2 = 5 as both those players are the sort MON seems to like, young, English etc.
The Fear
MattUTV, Huddlestone has been linked a few times, as has Aaron Lennon, but there haven't been any strong rumours or links with much substance to them. Might be 2+2 = 5 as both those players are the sort MON seems to like, young, English etc.
The Fear
I agree with the fear 100%, anyone can make an educated guess, all i want to do is post a few comments from info i have, i can fully understand people being sceptical, but if you thinks its rubbish or someone pulling your leg, disregard it. You wont hurt my feelings....
Eircol
I agree with the fear 100%, anyone can make an educated guess, all i want to do is post a few comments from info i have, i can fully understand people being sceptical, but if you thinks its rubbish or someone pulling your leg, disregard it. You wont hurt my feelings....
Eircol
Okay as i said previously re- player in the euros, villa have agreed a fee with a club, but cannot talk to the player yet? and its not due to him been on holiday? Regards news on our second signing, i did say there could be reports today or tomorrow, still possible but there is a small issue to overcome first. our first signing is sidwell....
Eircol
Okay as i said previously re- player in the euros, villa have agreed a fee with a club, but cannot talk to the player yet? and its not due to him been on holiday? Regards news on our second signing, i did say there could be reports today or tomorrow, still possible but there is a small issue to overcome first. our first signing is sidwell....
Eircol
ASPINAL - agreed M'ON made a bad decision to go through the whole of last season without a RB and again not to recruit a RB in the January transfer window. However he still masterminded the team to 6th position and Villa's best season in a long time. Its easy for fans to say we should sign this player and this player, but when your in the management chair its a completely different ball game and plenty of other things to think about before bringing in players. We ask the question with a few more quality signings over January and a specialist RB, we could have won the games against Fulham, Boro, Sunderland and Wigan and qualified for the CL, however we won games which we were not favourites to win and lost games which we should have won. Why is it that you have no faith in M'ON? Because he didnt sign a RB, because he doesnt sign the players at a earlier stage, because were not linked to player such as Modric, Dos Santos, Ronaldinhio etc etc, he doesnt spend the millions of £££ Randy has, or is it because he hasnt brought any talented players from abroad? Without all this, he has done a grand job - we are still in the rebuilding process and expectations are becoming greater season by season and his aim is to break into the top 4 but its not expected overnight but it will happen. Buying anyone and people who dont fit it with the team doesnt mean success, Newcastle, WHU, Man City, Spurs and Portsmouth have all splashed the cash on unknown foreign players yet we still finished ahead of them, although the latter two did win the cup competitions. Allardyce, SGE and Jol three very fine managers buying players from all over the country - yet where did that leave them?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
ASPINAL - agreed M'ON made a bad decision to go through the whole of last season without a RB and again not to recruit a RB in the January transfer window. However he still masterminded the team to 6th position and Villa's best season in a long time. Its easy for fans to say we should sign this player and this player, but when your in the management chair its a completely different ball game and plenty of other things to think about before bringing in players. We ask the question with a few more quality signings over January and a specialist RB, we could have won the games against Fulham, Boro, Sunderland and Wigan and qualified for the CL, however we won games which we were not favourites to win and lost games which we should have won. Why is it that you have no faith in M'ON? Because he didnt sign a RB, because he doesnt sign the players at a earlier stage, because were not linked to player such as Modric, Dos Santos, Ronaldinhio etc etc, he doesnt spend the millions of £££ Randy has, or is it because he hasnt brought any talented players from abroad? Without all this, he has done a grand job - we are still in the rebuilding process and expectations are becoming greater season by season and his aim is to break into the top 4 but its not expected overnight but it will happen. Buying anyone and people who dont fit it with the team doesnt mean success, Newcastle, WHU, Man City, Spurs and Portsmouth have all splashed the cash on unknown foreign players yet we still finished ahead of them, although the latter two did win the cup competitions. Allardyce, SGE and Jol three very fine managers buying players from all over the country - yet where did that leave them?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
You also said on another thread that we're doomed? Sounds like frustration creeping in, but how did you come to that conclusion? Many fans might have been sayin the same last season when O'Neil signed Harewood, Davies, Salifou, Routledge and NRC yet he defied the odds and finished 6th. I think the fact O'Neil has taken us a long way from where we were two seasons ago has been overlooked - there is no better man and no other manager i would have and trust to take Villa to the next level.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
You also said on another thread that we're doomed? Sounds like frustration creeping in, but how did you come to that conclusion? Many fans might have been sayin the same last season when O'Neil signed Harewood, Davies, Salifou, Routledge and NRC yet he defied the odds and finished 6th. I think the fact O'Neil has taken us a long way from where we were two seasons ago has been overlooked - there is no better man and no other manager i would have and trust to take Villa to the next level.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Well said JCC total agreement here
scoops
Well said JCC total agreement here
scoops
wish the sidwell saga was finished just so i can relax a little!!!...
industrial_musical
wish the sidwell saga was finished just so i can relax a little!!!...
industrial_musical
I agree with JCC MON is def the best manager we have had for a long time, expectation is high which is a good thing, but we've got to be sensible, we can hit the top four but realistically we need to establish ourselves top 5/6 for a couple of seasons, maybe a little silverware, slowly and surely bringing in young talent that Mon can work his magic on, I dont want us to be a quickfix flash in the pan, MON will bring in quality before the inertoto cup he knows what we need to take us to the next level. Lets just trust him we've no reason not to!
johnmurphy3112
I agree with JCC MON is def the best manager we have had for a long time, expectation is high which is a good thing, but we've got to be sensible, we can hit the top four but realistically we need to establish ourselves top 5/6 for a couple of seasons, maybe a little silverware, slowly and surely bringing in young talent that Mon can work his magic on, I dont want us to be a quickfix flash in the pan, MON will bring in quality before the inertoto cup he knows what we need to take us to the next level. Lets just trust him we've no reason not to!
johnmurphy3112
JCC - let`s see who he bring in then,i hope he gets the players that his man management deserves.
ASPINALL
JCC - let`s see who he bring in then,i hope he gets the players that his man management deserves.
ASPINALL
The term GroundHog Day comes to mind!
myleftfoot
The term GroundHog Day comes to mind!
myleftfoot
I've been an avid FM player for a good long while, and Andrei Arshavin has been looking very good recently, and i've bought him a few times and has always been good. Obviously, this doesn't always translate into real life, believe it or not. However, if there is ever a player who is just like Ashley Young, if not even better, then it's him. Every time i've seen him in the flesh, the guy has been a world beater. Buy him now MON...if you don't then i say we all do a collection and give the takings to Randy.
AstonMartinOneill
I've been an avid FM player for a good long while, and Andrei Arshavin has been looking very good recently, and i've bought him a few times and has always been good. Obviously, this doesn't always translate into real life, believe it or not. However, if there is ever a player who is just like Ashley Young, if not even better, then it's him. Every time i've seen him in the flesh, the guy has been a world beater. Buy him now MON...if you don't then i say we all do a collection and give the takings to Randy.
AstonMartinOneill
yeah Russia were awesome against Holland Zhirkov and Pavlychenko any of these would be great signings Arshavin best player on the pitch made sneidjer look ordinary in comparison.
scoops
yeah Russia were awesome against Holland Zhirkov and Pavlychenko any of these would be great signings Arshavin best player on the pitch made sneidjer look ordinary in comparison.
scoops
MON, SIGN ARSHAVIN. He's awesome
UTV
MON, SIGN ARSHAVIN. He's awesome
UTV
Would love to see Arshavin at VP, if he is one of the players M'ON is looking at, he is really going to have to move quick as several teams across Europe will be taking note of him and rightly so, was brilliant in Zenit winning the UEFA cup and has been brilliant for Russia. Could well be the attacking player Villa need. Whats his favoured positon? Right wing, Supporting striker, Centre Mid??
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Would love to see Arshavin at VP, if he is one of the players M'ON is looking at, he is really going to have to move quick as several teams across Europe will be taking note of him and rightly so, was brilliant in Zenit winning the UEFA cup and has been brilliant for Russia. Could well be the attacking player Villa need. Whats his favoured positon? Right wing, Supporting striker, Centre Mid??
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Apparently Blackburn have accepted an 18 million bid for Bentley, and a 9 million plus Aaron Lennon from Spurs! Guess it's up to the lad who he wants to go to.
villa96
Apparently Blackburn have accepted an 18 million bid for Bentley, and a 9 million plus Aaron Lennon from Spurs! Guess it's up to the lad who he wants to go to.
villa96
These part ex deals never come off do they? Never makes sense for the agents or players. I think Liverpool are playing silly buggers with Milner. He's our 2nd signing if we stand aside and accept hubcaps for our captain.
tarzan
These part ex deals never come off do they? Never makes sense for the agents or players. I think Liverpool are playing silly buggers with Milner. He's our 2nd signing if we stand aside and accept hubcaps for our captain.
tarzan
Steve Sidwell and James Milner would be two big signings for us if we can bring them off. The goalkeeping position still remains a priority, a right full back, and another proven striker.
glensider
Steve Sidwell and James Milner would be two big signings for us if we can bring them off. The goalkeeping position still remains a priority, a right full back, and another proven striker.
glensider
Has Freddie Bouma signed a contract extension yet? I think we have a twelve month option, which no doubt we've taken up, but I cant see the player being overly happy with that.
glensider
Has Freddie Bouma signed a contract extension yet? I think we have a twelve month option, which no doubt we've taken up, but I cant see the player being overly happy with that.
glensider
Sidwell, Furrygland and Milner. Bently to Citeh I reckon. Any takers?
tarzan
Sidwell, Furrygland and Milner. Bently to Citeh I reckon. Any takers?
tarzan
Bentley to Citeh looks a good call to me tarzan.
glensider
Bentley to Citeh looks a good call to me tarzan.
glensider
Everton have being bleating that they have Arshavin (Somehow doubt it) Bentley to Spurs basically because I think he wants a Lahndan return (despite being ex Arse), he could of course follow Hughes to Citeh. Sidwell, Milner, Ferdinand, Boruc, Guzan, Stearman, Scannell and another right back, job done? Exciting or not your thoughts
fatloser
Everton have being bleating that they have Arshavin (Somehow doubt it) Bentley to Spurs basically because I think he wants a Lahndan return (despite being ex Arse), he could of course follow Hughes to Citeh. Sidwell, Milner, Ferdinand, Boruc, Guzan, Stearman, Scannell and another right back, job done? Exciting or not your thoughts
fatloser
tick tock Eircol and still no signings.................. The player i am most afraid of us signing is being linked today. Emile Heskey. If we sign him i'm going to give up
UTV
tick tock Eircol and still no signings.................. The player i am most afraid of us signing is being linked today. Emile Heskey. If we sign him i'm going to give up
UTV
Just want a signing now, well confirmation of Sidwell and maybe SWP would be nice!!!!
erv2005
Just want a signing now, well confirmation of Sidwell and maybe SWP would be nice!!!!
erv2005
One week left before the start of July and the official opening of the transfer window. Hopefully that will see an end to this infuriating frustration. 3 signings in the first week in key positions (GK,RB,RM), then 4 or 5 more signings which will be a mixture of squad padding and hopefully one or 2 really class players and then we can all finally put this behind us and turn our attentions with optimism back to the actual football. Akinfeev&Guzan(GK),Bentley/Milner(RM), Miguel/Pereira(RB), Ferdinand(CB), Sidwell(CM), mattock(LB), stearman(RB) and a couple of pleasant surprises hopefully including a creative central midfielder and a 20 goal striker. That'll do nicely. Of course that would also have done nicely last summer. Or at Christmas. Hopefully a 6th place finish and Europe will finally give MON the ammo needs to get these players of 'Quality' that he is always referring to but never actually signing. Fortunately for the mental health of Villa fans everywhere he doesn't really have much choice seeing as we don't have 11 players at the moment. Although there was that comment about youth players getting a lot more pitch time...........hmmm
UTV
One week left before the start of July and the official opening of the transfer window. Hopefully that will see an end to this infuriating frustration. 3 signings in the first week in key positions (GK,RB,RM), then 4 or 5 more signings which will be a mixture of squad padding and hopefully one or 2 really class players and then we can all finally put this behind us and turn our attentions with optimism back to the actual football. Akinfeev&Guzan(GK),Bentley/Milner(RM), Miguel/Pereira(RB), Ferdinand(CB), Sidwell(CM), mattock(LB), stearman(RB) and a couple of pleasant surprises hopefully including a creative central midfielder and a 20 goal striker. That'll do nicely. Of course that would also have done nicely last summer. Or at Christmas. Hopefully a 6th place finish and Europe will finally give MON the ammo needs to get these players of 'Quality' that he is always referring to but never actually signing. Fortunately for the mental health of Villa fans everywhere he doesn't really have much choice seeing as we don't have 11 players at the moment. Although there was that comment about youth players getting a lot more pitch time...........hmmm
UTV
Regarding MON's comment on giving the youth players a chance to impress, i think he was talkin about Stieber and Delfouneso in particular and will have a look at one or two other a chance in the League Cup and FA Cup. Two players who have been linked to the Premiership - Schweinsteiger and Van Der Vaart. TEAMTALK states that Schweinsteiger is approaching the final year of his contract and would fancy plying his trade in the Premiership - M'ON has indicated that he thinks Schweinsteiger is a really good player (mentioned this in Germanys first game of Euro 08) so maybe just maybe MON might make a move. On the other hand RVDV is just as talented but is left footed and would give the team more balance, maybe more expensive. Any preferences on the two?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Regarding MON's comment on giving the youth players a chance to impress, i think he was talkin about Stieber and Delfouneso in particular and will have a look at one or two other a chance in the League Cup and FA Cup. Two players who have been linked to the Premiership - Schweinsteiger and Van Der Vaart. TEAMTALK states that Schweinsteiger is approaching the final year of his contract and would fancy plying his trade in the Premiership - M'ON has indicated that he thinks Schweinsteiger is a really good player (mentioned this in Germanys first game of Euro 08) so maybe just maybe MON might make a move. On the other hand RVDV is just as talented but is left footed and would give the team more balance, maybe more expensive. Any preferences on the two?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
UTV - Groundhog Day - I seem to remember we had this debate last year - does the transfer window start at the close of the season or the 1st of July. Its irrevelant as far as we are concerned. Whats more important is when is the last day of the transfer window. I would be willing to bet my house on there not being seven new players b4 the start of the season. I'm just using history as a guide here.
myleftfoot
UTV - Groundhog Day - I seem to remember we had this debate last year - does the transfer window start at the close of the season or the 1st of July. Its irrevelant as far as we are concerned. Whats more important is when is the last day of the transfer window. I would be willing to bet my house on there not being seven new players b4 the start of the season. I'm just using history as a guide here.
myleftfoot
Summer window is from midnight the day after the final league matches are played until 31st Aug. I checked in the Premier League handbook! We could conceivably sign players after the season starts, which by past examples means they won't get a game to about 2012!
azreal13
Summer window is from midnight the day after the final league matches are played until 31st Aug. I checked in the Premier League handbook! We could conceivably sign players after the season starts, which by past examples means they won't get a game to about 2012!
azreal13
The transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July. Transfers can be finalised before this but the player's contract doesn't officially transfer to their new club until the 1st of July. Given that most players are on holiday until that date it gives the impression that the window is already open. I'm pretty sure that it isn't. I suspect that Curtis Davies will be announced on the official site on the 1st July which has nothing to do with the date his contract was started or is due to finish. As we are paying a fee for him and not signing him out of contract, if the window was already open then it would have been announced when the final league game ended.
UTV
The transfer window officially opens on the 1st of July. Transfers can be finalised before this but the player's contract doesn't officially transfer to their new club until the 1st of July. Given that most players are on holiday until that date it gives the impression that the window is already open. I'm pretty sure that it isn't. I suspect that Curtis Davies will be announced on the official site on the 1st July which has nothing to do with the date his contract was started or is due to finish. As we are paying a fee for him and not signing him out of contract, if the window was already open then it would have been announced when the final league game ended.
UTV
JCC, Rafael Van Der Vaart without a shadow of doubt. He's a quality central attacking player. Anyone else spotted Ibrahim Afellay(Holland) or Santi Cazorla(Spain)? Both look like good attacking prospects. As they're not huge names they will prob be available for less than some of their more glamorous team mates
UTV
JCC, Rafael Van Der Vaart without a shadow of doubt. He's a quality central attacking player. Anyone else spotted Ibrahim Afellay(Holland) or Santi Cazorla(Spain)? Both look like good attacking prospects. As they're not huge names they will prob be available for less than some of their more glamorous team mates
UTV
azreal13 - Sorry mate. You're quite right, the window opens at midnight on the last day of the season. I think I must have been experiencing a throwback to my days of playing champ manager!!
UTV
azreal13 - Sorry mate. You're quite right, the window opens at midnight on the last day of the season. I think I must have been experiencing a throwback to my days of playing champ manager!!
UTV
MON has a "buy young and British" policy, whether you agree with this or not. We are wasting our time discussing big name foreginers. Manure: 70m for Ronaldo, 26m for Berbatov - they must be creaming themselves.
tarzan
MON has a "buy young and British" policy, whether you agree with this or not. We are wasting our time discussing big name foreginers. Manure: 70m for Ronaldo, 26m for Berbatov - they must be creaming themselves.
tarzan
Why ? VERON !!! 28 MILLION then to Chelsea 18 MILLION Big names and bigger price tags prove nothing. Trust in our Manager ffs !!!!!!!
scoops
Why ? VERON !!! 28 MILLION then to Chelsea 18 MILLION Big names and bigger price tags prove nothing. Trust in our Manager ffs !!!!!!!
scoops
yes where are these signings Eircol?!??!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
industrial_musical
yes where are these signings Eircol?!??!?!?!??!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
industrial_musical
Obviously Eircol is using the same duff source that gave Tarzansbro all his duff information last season.
mackaavfc
Obviously Eircol is using the same duff source that gave Tarzansbro all his duff information last season.
mackaavfc
First off sidwell is our first signing, secondly the other target i spoke about will hopefully get permission to talk to villa within the next day or two, it was a mistake of mine to put a time on it, because as it turned out we hit a problem regards the fee for this player, fee was agreed last tuesday, then the selling club decided to change the figure, we withdrew until the club came back to us, hopefully this will come out also, to prove that i was correct.
Eircol
First off sidwell is our first signing, secondly the other target i spoke about will hopefully get permission to talk to villa within the next day or two, it was a mistake of mine to put a time on it, because as it turned out we hit a problem regards the fee for this player, fee was agreed last tuesday, then the selling club decided to change the figure, we withdrew until the club came back to us, hopefully this will come out also, to prove that i was correct.
Eircol
I will stick with you Eircol!!!!! Were just losing patience ad worried we will end up like last year!!!!
erv2005
I will stick with you Eircol!!!!! Were just losing patience ad worried we will end up like last year!!!!
erv2005
Really no need to worry, there is currently a shortlist of 8 players...
Eircol
Really no need to worry, there is currently a shortlist of 8 players...
Eircol
My mate has text me this morning regarding transfers. He is the most patient and understanding bloke you could meet and even he is starting to get annoyed with the lack of signings. I think we all just want to see a couple of players come in to ease the nerves and get the wheels in motion.
notthedougellisstand
My mate has text me this morning regarding transfers. He is the most patient and understanding bloke you could meet and even he is starting to get annoyed with the lack of signings. I think we all just want to see a couple of players come in to ease the nerves and get the wheels in motion.
notthedougellisstand
Just one question Eircol. When do you expect the Sidwell signing to be announced ?
notthedougellisstand
Just one question Eircol. When do you expect the Sidwell signing to be announced ?
notthedougellisstand
I like the info Eircol,like you said earlier people can disregard it if they choose. I hope the Barry deal is dead in the water it seems Liverpool want him but cannot afford him. Will we finish higher then last season ? We can score goals and are exciting but we really need to improve at the back some of our defending was comical. Maybe a steady keeper and a quality rb will help in the goals against column ;)
scoops
I like the info Eircol,like you said earlier people can disregard it if they choose. I hope the Barry deal is dead in the water it seems Liverpool want him but cannot afford him. Will we finish higher then last season ? We can score goals and are exciting but we really need to improve at the back some of our defending was comical. Maybe a steady keeper and a quality rb will help in the goals against column ;)
scoops
just a clue, oneill is not with the bbc again until thursday?
Eircol
just a clue, oneill is not with the bbc again until thursday?
Eircol
has wayne bridge been shown around bodymoor eircol? i heard he has.
leftfoot
has wayne bridge been shown around bodymoor eircol? i heard he has.
leftfoot
Eircol, MON is not with the BBC until Thursday as the semi final is not until Thursday. It doesn't mean anything. I also have insider information, Aston Villa will sign some players at some point. You watch this space, I will be right. Just as right as Eircol anyway......
UTV
Eircol, MON is not with the BBC until Thursday as the semi final is not until Thursday. It doesn't mean anything. I also have insider information, Aston Villa will sign some players at some point. You watch this space, I will be right. Just as right as Eircol anyway......
UTV
Spot on UTV, the guy is doing nothing but stating the bloody obvious then backtracking when it doesn't happen.
mackaavfc
Spot on UTV, the guy is doing nothing but stating the bloody obvious then backtracking when it doesn't happen.
mackaavfc
Hmm, jury is still out with me.
industrial_musical
Hmm, jury is still out with me.
industrial_musical
The thing that smacks of it being bull**** is that if MON only has 8 players on his shortlist, then he wants sacking immediately.
mackaavfc
The thing that smacks of it being bull**** is that if MON only has 8 players on his shortlist, then he wants sacking immediately.
mackaavfc
If he is or is not making it up, who cares, its not effecting you one bit, JUST DONT READ IT, but yet you still have the urgency to post!!!! I will keep reading as I am easily pleased and enjoy the FUN in it!!!!
erv2005
If he is or is not making it up, who cares, its not effecting you one bit, JUST DONT READ IT, but yet you still have the urgency to post!!!! I will keep reading as I am easily pleased and enjoy the FUN in it!!!!
erv2005
Okay mackaavfc lets just say the eight players are all highly rated and cover all our problem positions, with barry still at the club? would you still whinge, dont talk rubbish, whats the point in bringing in ten or twelve players just to make up the numbers....
Eircol
Okay mackaavfc lets just say the eight players are all highly rated and cover all our problem positions, with barry still at the club? would you still whinge, dont talk rubbish, whats the point in bringing in ten or twelve players just to make up the numbers....
Eircol
I agree with Erv2005, regardless of whether Eircol is talking rubbish or not. It has certainly made the transfer window more enjoyable so far
notthedougellisstand
I agree with Erv2005, regardless of whether Eircol is talking rubbish or not. It has certainly made the transfer window more enjoyable so far
notthedougellisstand
Okay Eircol, lets just say that 5 of the players on this mythical shortlist are signed by other clubs, are you telling me MON will have no viable alternatives on his shortlist. Im not saying we should bring in 12 players, i am saying that if we need "8" players, then we should have at least 2 other options for each player, making a shortlist of about 24. I am not whingeing either, i just find it a little annoying that while we are all eagerly awaiting signings, someone can come on this site, feed tiny tit bits of very vague and obvious information, and then change the goalposts when they are proved wrong. Where are the 2 signings from last week (Sidwell is still yet to sign)? You could continue to say that we have hit a snag over the fee all the way to till the end of the transfer window. May i suggest you heed your own advice about "talking rubbish"!
mackaavfc
Okay Eircol, lets just say that 5 of the players on this mythical shortlist are signed by other clubs, are you telling me MON will have no viable alternatives on his shortlist. Im not saying we should bring in 12 players, i am saying that if we need "8" players, then we should have at least 2 other options for each player, making a shortlist of about 24. I am not whingeing either, i just find it a little annoying that while we are all eagerly awaiting signings, someone can come on this site, feed tiny tit bits of very vague and obvious information, and then change the goalposts when they are proved wrong. Where are the 2 signings from last week (Sidwell is still yet to sign)? You could continue to say that we have hit a snag over the fee all the way to till the end of the transfer window. May i suggest you heed your own advice about "talking rubbish"!
mackaavfc
Anyone else noticed how quiet it has been today? The Villa site hasn't been upated with paper talk or transfer rumours...wonder if they are preparing for something?? Can only hope!
Villa4Europe
Anyone else noticed how quiet it has been today? The Villa site hasn't been upated with paper talk or transfer rumours...wonder if they are preparing for something?? Can only hope!
Villa4Europe
I see David Platt is telling Barry to go. If there was no David Platt, does anyone see a reason to invent one? What a waste of space that man has become. Used to like him as a player but not now.
Gordonsleftboot
I see David Platt is telling Barry to go. If there was no David Platt, does anyone see a reason to invent one? What a waste of space that man has become. Used to like him as a player but not now.
Gordonsleftboot
It has gone quiet maybe the Club are trying to work out who the 'mole' is who keeps coming on to vital villa and announcing "I said there will be 2 by the end of this week, not 1 signing or 3, i was a little more specific 2...". Maybe Eircol is the infamous Mr Fitzgerald who is bitter about his fruitless predictions a couple of years ago and still can’t get it right.
Hoss The Villain
It has gone quiet maybe the Club are trying to work out who the 'mole' is who keeps coming on to vital villa and announcing "I said there will be 2 by the end of this week, not 1 signing or 3, i was a little more specific 2...". Maybe Eircol is the infamous Mr Fitzgerald who is bitter about his fruitless predictions a couple of years ago and still can’t get it right.
Hoss The Villain
just a little pointer, why can't the fear not find his IP address and look it up... you can find out lots of information with it if you know where to look...
industrial_musical
just a little pointer, why can't the fear not find his IP address and look it up... you can find out lots of information with it if you know where to look...
industrial_musical
Totally off topic but this you tube clip is a gem (over 18 bad language) Ronaldo leaves Man Utd
The Fear
Eircol, It seems that the reason we haven'e even held talks with Sidwell yet is because he is on holiday. As an insider with insider knowledge i'm surprised you managed to overlook this rather obvious stumbling block in terms of having signed him last week.
UTV
Totally off topic but this you tube clip is a gem (over 18 bad language) Ronaldo leaves Man Utd
The Fear
Eircol, It seems that the reason we haven'e even held talks with Sidwell yet is because he is on holiday. As an insider with insider knowledge i'm surprised you managed to overlook this rather obvious stumbling block in terms of having signed him last week.
UTV
insiders. As said before, the people that know what is going on are those at the top, Randy, Paul Faulkner, MON etc. When players turn up at Bodymoor the news gets around but the gossip and whispers of old are no longer happening (more boring but far more professional! IN days gone by everyone at the club wanted to let you know what was going on and they all did know!)
The Fear
insiders. As said before, the people that know what is going on are those at the top, Randy, Paul Faulkner, MON etc. When players turn up at Bodymoor the news gets around but the gossip and whispers of old are no longer happening (more boring but far more professional! IN days gone by everyone at the club wanted to let you know what was going on and they all did know!)
The Fear
what difference will that make? i will still make comments, just dont read them. Dont you think a manager might have to change things, look at different targets all the time for one reason or the other. Just relax, he will suprise you? and obviously he does have alternatives, just stated the 8 are his priority....
Eircol
what difference will that make? i will still make comments, just dont read them. Dont you think a manager might have to change things, look at different targets all the time for one reason or the other. Just relax, he will suprise you? and obviously he does have alternatives, just stated the 8 are his priority....
Eircol
p
Stig
p
Stig
I have a cat that knows the future. In previous seasons he has been totally reliable on his inside info on transfers, but since I started buying canned Felix instead of Felix As Good As It Looks pouches, the little ******** is keeping it all to himself. Thankfully Eircol is giving some info, even if it is vaguer than a vague thing.
GCR_villlan
I have a cat that knows the future. In previous seasons he has been totally reliable on his inside info on transfers, but since I started buying canned Felix instead of Felix As Good As It Looks pouches, the little ******** is keeping it all to himself. Thankfully Eircol is giving some info, even if it is vaguer than a vague thing.
GCR_villlan
I won't believe anything till it becomes official! Until then it's fun to speculate!
Villa4Europe
I won't believe anything till it becomes official! Until then it's fun to speculate!
Villa4Europe
I can see some transfer activity before the intertoto. no recognised RB (apart from gardner :-~) and only one keeper! if Eircol says that some transfers could be coming through soon then i we can only see what happens - Off topic that clip that Mr Fear posted is brilliant ha ha "its ok we still have wes brown" ******* funny!
Villa-in-my-Blood
I can see some transfer activity before the intertoto. no recognised RB (apart from gardner :-~) and only one keeper! if Eircol says that some transfers could be coming through soon then i we can only see what happens - Off topic that clip that Mr Fear posted is brilliant ha ha "its ok we still have wes brown" ******* funny!
Villa-in-my-Blood
Quality Fear :-D
Villan444
Quality Fear :-D
Villan444
I like the link Fear, Hilarious especially the bits about Nani and Rooney!!
scoops
I like the link Fear, Hilarious especially the bits about Nani and Rooney!!
scoops
lol i came in here to look for CVilla and read Eircol's posts and been coming in to check what else he says i knew Villa aint signed noone as yet, it seems like no transfers are going on at the moment for most clubs,...........anyway just came on to work him backtrack now
Ossie
lol i came in here to look for CVilla and read Eircol's posts and been coming in to check what else he says i knew Villa aint signed noone as yet, it seems like no transfers are going on at the moment for most clubs,...........anyway just came on to work him backtrack now
Ossie
Anton Ferdinand for £8million must be too much - what does everyone here think??
deano.avfc
Anton Ferdinand for £8million must be too much - what does everyone here think??
deano.avfc
On that thought - to quote Eircol - "because as it turned out we hit a problem regards the fee for this player, fee was agreed last tuesday, then the selling club decided to change the figure, we withdrew until the club came back to us" - could this be Anton Ferdinand who was rumoured at £6m recently and now is £8m????????
deano.avfc
On that thought - to quote Eircol - "because as it turned out we hit a problem regards the fee for this player, fee was agreed last tuesday, then the selling club decided to change the figure, we withdrew until the club came back to us" - could this be Anton Ferdinand who was rumoured at £6m recently and now is £8m????????
deano.avfc
I thought 6m for Ferdinand was about right, as I think there would be an element of the gamble in signing him, maybe Wham could take 6m up front with additional money for appearances etc.? On another note, can't think of the name of the Spainish midfielder who came on in their quarter final, but he looked very comfortable on the ball, and made some cracking runs, anyone know who I mean and if he's available? Name began with A I think.
azreal13
I thought 6m for Ferdinand was about right, as I think there would be an element of the gamble in signing him, maybe Wham could take 6m up front with additional money for appearances etc.? On another note, can't think of the name of the Spainish midfielder who came on in their quarter final, but he looked very comfortable on the ball, and made some cracking runs, anyone know who I mean and if he's available? Name began with A I think.
azreal13
if Ferdinand was good Wham would be fighting tooth and nail to keep him.
Pking
if Ferdinand was good Wham would be fighting tooth and nail to keep him.
Pking
Anusol - MON buys British. I think Sidwell, Ferdinand and Milner are our signings, plus a keeper (Friedel or Robbo). But you don't have to be a genius to work that one out. That will be all folks, finito.
tarzan
Anusol - MON buys British. I think Sidwell, Ferdinand and Milner are our signings, plus a keeper (Friedel or Robbo). But you don't have to be a genius to work that one out. That will be all folks, finito.
tarzan
Stig - "P" - that was an astute comment! it doesn't matter what Platt says - Barry is an adult and as such he can and has probably made his own mind up. Platt is a legend in his own mind, but who cares anyway.
myleftfoot
Stig - "P" - that was an astute comment! it doesn't matter what Platt says - Barry is an adult and as such he can and has probably made his own mind up. Platt is a legend in his own mind, but who cares anyway.
myleftfoot
These are the names Eircol is banging on about. Anyone seen my brother?
tarzan
These are the names Eircol is banging on about. Anyone seen my brother?
tarzan
Wow, VP has its own portable human tarot card! lol
romanianvillain
Wow, VP has its own portable human tarot card! lol
romanianvillain
lol Fear that video is ******** brilliant!
Cubos
lol Fear that video is ******** brilliant!
Cubos
"we'll be battling spurs for 10th"- great video fear.
los_angeles_villan
"we'll be battling spurs for 10th"- great video fear.
los_angeles_villan
I fecking hope not!
industrial_musical
I fecking hope not!
industrial_musical
You hope that Man u won't be battling spurs for 10th place?
The Usual Suspect
You hope that Man u won't be battling spurs for 10th place?
The Usual Suspect
haha, I don't know why I put that!!!
industrial_musical
haha, I don't know why I put that!!!
industrial_musical
'p' for me all day long great player. but as for platt, failed in his big move, failed as a manager, failing as a pundit. toss piece.
Stig
'p' for me all day long great player. but as for platt, failed in his big move, failed as a manager, failing as a pundit. toss piece.
Stig
I haven't heard toss piece for years, absolute classic Stig. Here's an old school name he should also be called: twazoc or swivel-eyed get!
koolbill
I haven't heard toss piece for years, absolute classic Stig. Here's an old school name he should also be called: twazoc or swivel-eyed get!
koolbill
We seem to be running into problems signing these players biys. Sidwell has ben stalled, a bid for bentley has been rejected. I think all the teams are putting thier prices up as we have the smallest squad. Its simple supply and demand the fact we have this small squad means we have to spend more. WHAM want 8mil for Ferdinhand for example when he is probably worth 4 or 6mil, a right back that would cost 4 mil will cost us 6mil because we havent got one and therefore need one desperately. I hope MONs attidude will not stop him players of the quality we need because he doesnt want to pay over the top for anyone.
Tez86
We seem to be running into problems signing these players biys. Sidwell has ben stalled, a bid for bentley has been rejected. I think all the teams are putting thier prices up as we have the smallest squad. Its simple supply and demand the fact we have this small squad means we have to spend more. WHAM want 8mil for Ferdinhand for example when he is probably worth 4 or 6mil, a right back that would cost 4 mil will cost us 6mil because we havent got one and therefore need one desperately. I hope MONs attidude will not stop him players of the quality we need because he doesnt want to pay over the top for anyone.
Tez86
My choice for incomings please: Guzan - free and or Robinson - 3m (I'd like Carson back but he will cost too much), Dunne - 5m, or Ferdinand at the right price - 5m, Shorey - 4m - a must get signing!, Sidwell - 5m, Bentley - 16m and surprise move for Kieran Richardson - 6m or Mort Gamst Pedersen - 7m, Darren Bent - 10m and or Santa Cruz - 10m...all players who want Europe and some who are desparate to leave clubs with League finishes beneath their individual talent. - That would be 50m or realistically if we only buy one 10m striker and miss out one ofthe mf's between 33-40m. Bargain (bearing in mind WBA are gonna get about 5-8m for Davies this season too).
koolbill
My choice for incomings please: Guzan - free and or Robinson - 3m (I'd like Carson back but he will cost too much), Dunne - 5m, or Ferdinand at the right price - 5m, Shorey - 4m - a must get signing!, Sidwell - 5m, Bentley - 16m and surprise move for Kieran Richardson - 6m or Mort Gamst Pedersen - 7m, Darren Bent - 10m and or Santa Cruz - 10m...all players who want Europe and some who are desparate to leave clubs with League finishes beneath their individual talent. - That would be 50m or realistically if we only buy one 10m striker and miss out one ofthe mf's between 33-40m. Bargain (bearing in mind WBA are gonna get about 5-8m for Davies this season too).
koolbill
Tez86, hi mate. MoN'll buy at nearly any price if he believes they are right for us - see Young and Harewood - regardless of what WE think of Marlene, MON paid 4m because HE rated him. I genuinely believe we need to give competition to NRC as his last ball needs BIG improvement. He won't improve unless pushed for his place. We need Bent as he is absolute quality when playing regular and that can't be argued with. We may have a better chance with Cruz though as he doesn't have any London bias etc...Whats your choice for incomings?
koolbill
Tez86, hi mate. MoN'll buy at nearly any price if he believes they are right for us - see Young and Harewood - regardless of what WE think of Marlene, MON paid 4m because HE rated him. I genuinely believe we need to give competition to NRC as his last ball needs BIG improvement. He won't improve unless pushed for his place. We need Bent as he is absolute quality when playing regular and that can't be argued with. We may have a better chance with Cruz though as he doesn't have any London bias etc...Whats your choice for incomings?
koolbill
Hey Koolbill, I would definately take Bent, I rate him very highly as he was the main man at Charton in our team he will get a sackful of goals. If Cruz doesnt go to United or another big club I would take him for 12mil. Someone on the right is obviously needed either milner or bentley would do nicely I dont think there is much between them. A creative midfielder is something we crave as well Van Der Vaart would be amazing ut I dont know how likely that will be. I would take Robinson and Guzan they both seem to favour us and from what I have seen of Guzan (admittedly not a lot) he seems good and would push Robinson for the No1 shirt. In defence Dunne would have been quality but he will sign again with City, Anton would be good back up to be honest I am happy with Laursen and Davies (when fit) so I dont think we need a massive signing there. There has ben lots of talk about a few portugeuse RBs but dont know anything about them really. As long as we bring in a minimum of 2GK, 2 Defenders (1 or both that can play as a RB) 2 MF (1 RM, 1CM) and 1 CF I will be relativly happy. I wish we would move quicker rather than later though those intertoto games are getting ever closer...
Tez86
Hey Koolbill, I would definately take Bent, I rate him very highly as he was the main man at Charton in our team he will get a sackful of goals. If Cruz doesnt go to United or another big club I would take him for 12mil. Someone on the right is obviously needed either milner or bentley would do nicely I dont think there is much between them. A creative midfielder is something we crave as well Van Der Vaart would be amazing ut I dont know how likely that will be. I would take Robinson and Guzan they both seem to favour us and from what I have seen of Guzan (admittedly not a lot) he seems good and would push Robinson for the No1 shirt. In defence Dunne would have been quality but he will sign again with City, Anton would be good back up to be honest I am happy with Laursen and Davies (when fit) so I dont think we need a massive signing there. There has ben lots of talk about a few portugeuse RBs but dont know anything about them really. As long as we bring in a minimum of 2GK, 2 Defenders (1 or both that can play as a RB) 2 MF (1 RM, 1CM) and 1 CF I will be relativly happy. I wish we would move quicker rather than later though those intertoto games are getting ever closer...
Tez86
Tez, the ever looming Intertoto is starting to worry me tooo!!!!!! And no one has joined as yet!!!!!
erv2005
Tez, the ever looming Intertoto is starting to worry me tooo!!!!!! And no one has joined as yet!!!!!
erv2005
i think its all going tits for oneill behind the scenes.
Stig
i think its all going tits for oneill behind the scenes.
Stig
Im not too bad at footy I will volunteer if we are still short on numbers. Seriously though I dont want the same as the other windows when plaers join late and then have to play in the reserves for anywhere up to a year before they are fit and switched on enough for the 1st team.
Tez86
Im not too bad at footy I will volunteer if we are still short on numbers. Seriously though I dont want the same as the other windows when plaers join late and then have to play in the reserves for anywhere up to a year before they are fit and switched on enough for the 1st team.
Tez86
who has signed anybody really? i can only think of spurs...
industrial_musical
who has signed anybody really? i can only think of spurs...
industrial_musical
Spurs do have a full squad though, we need about 5 to get us to an even playing field. I heard last season we had the smallest squad in not only the premiership but 4 less than the team with the smallest squad in championship also (cant remember who tho). Granted in the championship there are more games but there is also no Europe either. My mates a rovers fan they played 2 games (home and away legs so really 4) against naff teams and they were in the UEFA cup. We are going to have a lot more games next season and need more players sooner rather than later as the intertoto is very soon...
Tez86
Spurs do have a full squad though, we need about 5 to get us to an even playing field. I heard last season we had the smallest squad in not only the premiership but 4 less than the team with the smallest squad in championship also (cant remember who tho). Granted in the championship there are more games but there is also no Europe either. My mates a rovers fan they played 2 games (home and away legs so really 4) against naff teams and they were in the UEFA cup. We are going to have a lot more games next season and need more players sooner rather than later as the intertoto is very soon...
Tez86
Bit worrying that we are reported to have made a very late bid for Rijse who, if rumours are true, said no its too late! If we did go for hime, why such lousy timing?
Gordonsleftboot
Bit worrying that we are reported to have made a very late bid for Rijse who, if rumours are true, said no its too late! If we did go for hime, why such lousy timing?
Gordonsleftboot
Sit back and relax, there will be a few nice suprises.... i know alot of you are worried from previous transfer windows, but as a club we have still moved forward, i could understand the critical remarks if the club had gone backwards or had not made any improvements..
Eircol
Sit back and relax, there will be a few nice suprises.... i know alot of you are worried from previous transfer windows, but as a club we have still moved forward, i could understand the critical remarks if the club had gone backwards or had not made any improvements..
Eircol
Ericol, We have gone forward your right but we were lucky with injuries last year as well, I doubt anyone thought Martin "Handle With Care" Laursen would play almost every minute of football we played last year. As for the past few windows MON hs been fustrated and and not bought as much as he would of liked that is very clear to see. No manager would start a season wihout a RB or RM unless they missed out on thier targets. As for the nice suprises I am eagerly and nervously wating for them... but then you did say we would have signed two players by now?!
Tez86
Ericol, We have gone forward your right but we were lucky with injuries last year as well, I doubt anyone thought Martin "Handle With Care" Laursen would play almost every minute of football we played last year. As for the past few windows MON hs been fustrated and and not bought as much as he would of liked that is very clear to see. No manager would start a season wihout a RB or RM unless they missed out on thier targets. As for the nice suprises I am eagerly and nervously wating for them... but then you did say we would have signed two players by now?!
Tez86
I did, but as is anything in life, you cannot guarantee a thing, all will become clearer over the next few hours/days....or should i say weeks/months to cover myself?
Eircol
I did, but as is anything in life, you cannot guarantee a thing, all will become clearer over the next few hours/days....or should i say weeks/months to cover myself?
Eircol
How many we getting in this week Eircol?
steako
How many we getting in this week Eircol?
steako
I think you being to vague to know anything really, we will sign players sure, we will prob have some soon as we have holes to fill in the squad and pre season and europe to think about. If you would like to email me privately who you think will be comin in please do its tez_500@hotmail.com, you have my word I wont share the info if you have any...
Tez86
I think you being to vague to know anything really, we will sign players sure, we will prob have some soon as we have holes to fill in the squad and pre season and europe to think about. If you would like to email me privately who you think will be comin in please do its tez_500@hotmail.com, you have my word I wont share the info if you have any...
Tez86
I'm gob smacked that we haven't confirmed a single signing yet. MON has had the entire season to think about where we need to strengthen and who could do the job for us. Im know patience is needed for big name players but surely we should have announced some squad players by now.
UTV
I'm gob smacked that we haven't confirmed a single signing yet. MON has had the entire season to think about where we need to strengthen and who could do the job for us. Im know patience is needed for big name players but surely we should have announced some squad players by now.
UTV
Has anyone got a spare arm!!!! I seem to have gnawed through my knuckle, hand and arm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and sign someone!!!!
erv2005
Has anyone got a spare arm!!!! I seem to have gnawed through my knuckle, hand and arm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hurry up and sign someone!!!!
erv2005
just spotted on the general thread: General Krulak here: 1. He was back here in the US for the last couple of days meeting with our "team" but is on his way back to the UK. Randy is also on his way over...I will follow in a week or so. A positive thing with Randy is on his way back over??? something going on with his arrival imminant???? Am I loseing my mind and clutching at straws????????????
Stig
just spotted on the general thread: General Krulak here: 1. He was back here in the US for the last couple of days meeting with our "team" but is on his way back to the UK. Randy is also on his way over...I will follow in a week or so. A positive thing with Randy is on his way back over??? something going on with his arrival imminant???? Am I loseing my mind and clutching at straws????????????
Stig
July 1st contracts end, players bonuses etc are paid, holidays start to come to an end, pre-season starts to loom. We'll see action from next week onward. I'm convinced. Players ARE coming and we will get quality I'm sure. There haven't been many major moves yet.
The Fear
July 1st contracts end, players bonuses etc are paid, holidays start to come to an end, pre-season starts to loom. We'll see action from next week onward. I'm convinced. Players ARE coming and we will get quality I'm sure. There haven't been many major moves yet.
The Fear
I know the transfers are coming, just its killing me at the moment!!!!! Who knows we could tie up Van der Vaart and Bentley, I know dreams!!!!
erv2005
I know the transfers are coming, just its killing me at the moment!!!!! Who knows we could tie up Van der Vaart and Bentley, I know dreams!!!!
erv2005
I really hope the dreams don't turn into nightmares. Johson, Heskey and Ferdinand (for 8m) don't inspire
tarzan
I really hope the dreams don't turn into nightmares. Johson, Heskey and Ferdinand (for 8m) don't inspire
tarzan
JF, this makes sense then. Why all the fuss before next week?!? Bet their bonuses are way better the one I get. Some of the links are very silly. Lennon for instance, why would MON go for him if we have Routledge? I believe Sidwell, Robbo and SWP or Bentley are our targets.
tarzan
JF, this makes sense then. Why all the fuss before next week?!? Bet their bonuses are way better the one I get. Some of the links are very silly. Lennon for instance, why would MON go for him if we have Routledge? I believe Sidwell, Robbo and SWP or Bentley are our targets.
tarzan
I reckon half our targets won't have been mentioned in the press, I also am 99% sure that we have no interest at all in Andrew Johnson!
The Fear
I reckon half our targets won't have been mentioned in the press, I also am 99% sure that we have no interest at all in Andrew Johnson!
The Fear
Lets hope not johson is a championship at best, Darren Bent would be so much better.
Tez86
Lets hope not johson is a championship at best, Darren Bent would be so much better.
Tez86
villa sign johnson and heskey in double swoop *shudders*
Villa-in-my-Blood
villa sign johnson and heskey in double swoop *shudders*
Villa-in-my-Blood
What do you find wrong with Johnson ? Apart from the bluenose stint ! I have always liked the look of him . He works so hard and gets himself into good posiitions . I definately think this transfer is a goer and I would really like to see him at VP !
jaspervilla
What do you find wrong with Johnson ? Apart from the bluenose stint ! I have always liked the look of him . He works so hard and gets himself into good posiitions . I definately think this transfer is a goer and I would really like to see him at VP !
jaspervilla
Fear, spot on there mate. None of our previous signings were mentioned in the press at all. I think that Sidwell may be an exception to this but strongly doubt that we are in for Andy Johnson and i don't see why we would be going after Ferdinand either, especially not for 8M. That's an awful lot to spend on a player who wouldn't be in the starting 11 when we have so many holes in our team. If we were about to spend 80M then i could understand signings like that but I think £40M - £50M is more accurate depending on whether GB stay or goes. There's been a lot of talk about Kieran Clarke in our youth team who i think is a centre back and we already Knight there as well. Not the strongest cover but cover none the less. When we have no RB and no RM it's hard to see us going after another expensive CB. And Johnson is rubbish, one season wonder and most of them were penalties
UTV
Fear, spot on there mate. None of our previous signings were mentioned in the press at all. I think that Sidwell may be an exception to this but strongly doubt that we are in for Andy Johnson and i don't see why we would be going after Ferdinand either, especially not for 8M. That's an awful lot to spend on a player who wouldn't be in the starting 11 when we have so many holes in our team. If we were about to spend 80M then i could understand signings like that but I think £40M - £50M is more accurate depending on whether GB stay or goes. There's been a lot of talk about Kieran Clarke in our youth team who i think is a centre back and we already Knight there as well. Not the strongest cover but cover none the less. When we have no RB and no RM it's hard to see us going after another expensive CB. And Johnson is rubbish, one season wonder and most of them were penalties
UTV
Also, any mention of Heskey is banned from now on. Lovely guy but inconsistent and never scores. Thinking about he is actually quite consistent in that he consistently doesn't score
UTV
Also, any mention of Heskey is banned from now on. Lovely guy but inconsistent and never scores. Thinking about he is actually quite consistent in that he consistently doesn't score
UTV
first off i gotta say im a lpool fan. ok well first off i want to say that i believe Heskey would be decent at villa in the sense he can knock balls down for the quick england boys who are playing on the wings and behind. HOWEVER there is no way he would throw Carew out of the team because they both do the same job but Carew does it better. Then there is Johnson who i naturally hate because he is from everton, but have to say although he has had an absolute RUBBISH seasson he is better then that and i could see him partnering someone like heskey or carew upfront allowing agbonlahor to drop to the wing and have young on the other side... right? let me know what you think
vinchetcuti2534
first off i gotta say im a lpool fan. ok well first off i want to say that i believe Heskey would be decent at villa in the sense he can knock balls down for the quick england boys who are playing on the wings and behind. HOWEVER there is no way he would throw Carew out of the team because they both do the same job but Carew does it better. Then there is Johnson who i naturally hate because he is from everton, but have to say although he has had an absolute RUBBISH seasson he is better then that and i could see him partnering someone like heskey or carew upfront allowing agbonlahor to drop to the wing and have young on the other side... right? let me know what you think
vinchetcuti2534
No.
los_angeles_villan
No.
los_angeles_villan
A big no for Johnson. He would rather go to ground at the slightest hint of a touch, than actually try and score himself. No to Heskey. We have our own powerhouses in Marlon and big JC. Darren Bent - yes please!
DoLpHiNaToR
A big no for Johnson. He would rather go to ground at the slightest hint of a touch, than actually try and score himself. No to Heskey. We have our own powerhouses in Marlon and big JC. Darren Bent - yes please!
DoLpHiNaToR
yeah i dunno about johnson either, he seems a bit of a selfish player and often has an ugly look on his head.
leftfoot
yeah i dunno about johnson either, he seems a bit of a selfish player and often has an ugly look on his head.
leftfoot
Johnson is not a prem player and definitely not top 6. Just a runaround divealot player, and he has given the Villa fans grief after scoring against us in the past. Gonna trump Fear's 99% with a 100% not interested ;-D.
Villan444
Johnson is not a prem player and definitely not top 6. Just a runaround divealot player, and he has given the Villa fans grief after scoring against us in the past. Gonna trump Fear's 99% with a 100% not interested ;-D.
Villan444
It would be nice to see your released 'keeper Thomas Sorenson coming down to Ipswich, although it appears unlikely. Who should Villa sign? well, obviously Sidwell, as there is no way Barry will stay, ask for Alonso in part exchange. Also you should look at maybe Miguel Veloso, Andreii Arshavin, Orlando Engelaar, Andre Ooijer, Klass Jan Huntelaar, Gary Neville/ Wes Brown etc.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
It would be nice to see your released 'keeper Thomas Sorenson coming down to Ipswich, although it appears unlikely. Who should Villa sign? well, obviously Sidwell, as there is no way Barry will stay, ask for Alonso in part exchange. Also you should look at maybe Miguel Veloso, Andreii Arshavin, Orlando Engelaar, Andre Ooijer, Klass Jan Huntelaar, Gary Neville/ Wes Brown etc.
Just-an-Ipswich-fan
Has anyone seen the reports about Robinson on Newsnow. If we do sign him I just hope he can return to the form he showed at Spurs prior to last season.
notthedougellisstand
Has anyone seen the reports about Robinson on Newsnow. If we do sign him I just hope he can return to the form he showed at Spurs prior to last season.
notthedougellisstand
Can we please have the Gary Neville suggestion from the Ipswich fan removed. He is hated more in my household than Robbie Savage, David Dunn and Rafa Benitez put together. This is clearly a Blouse fan in disguise, either that or he doesn't know anything about football whatsoever.
Villan444
Can we please have the Gary Neville suggestion from the Ipswich fan removed. He is hated more in my household than Robbie Savage, David Dunn and Rafa Benitez put together. This is clearly a Blouse fan in disguise, either that or he doesn't know anything about football whatsoever.
Villan444
SSN reports that Richard Stearman has joined Wolves. So maybe he wasnt on his list of transfer targets.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
SSN reports that Richard Stearman has joined Wolves. So maybe he wasnt on his list of transfer targets.
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
on M'ON's ^^
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
on M'ON's ^^
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Robinson with guzan and taylor as cover?
Eircol
Robinson with guzan and taylor as cover?
Eircol
Just-an-Ipswich-fan; if only it were that easy. but yes the players i would love to see down at vp.
Stig
Stearman to Wolves - we better have 2 great right-backs sorted out!! I remember Luke Young suddenly moving to Boro and me sayiong on these boards that the fact we didnt make a move meant we had a world-class RB sorted (at the time thinking Bosingwa) - I have the same feeling now but not as confident. Come on its the main priority this summer!!!
deano.avfc
Stearman to Wolves - we better have 2 great right-backs sorted out!! I remember Luke Young suddenly moving to Boro and me sayiong on these boards that the fact we didnt make a move meant we had a world-class RB sorted (at the time thinking Bosingwa) - I have the same feeling now but not as confident. Come on its the main priority this summer!!!
deano.avfc
Just-an-Ipswich-fan; if only it were that easy. but yes the players i would love to see down at vp.
Stig
gutted about Stearman, would have been excellent back up and one for the future. Perhaps Wolves can give him a place in the starting 11 and we can't offer that?
UTV
gutted about Stearman, would have been excellent back up and one for the future. Perhaps Wolves can give him a place in the starting 11 and we can't offer that?
UTV
I hope we get Robinson personally. under MON's guidance he'll be an absolute star.
industrial_musical
I hope we get Robinson personally. under MON's guidance he'll be an absolute star.
industrial_musical
Eircol, anybody ever told you that you're so full of it, you're overflowing? Guess you're harmless enough, but I do worry about the gullible fools who fall for your spiel. You need pity, they need help.
glensider
Eircol, anybody ever told you that you're so full of it, you're overflowing? Guess you're harmless enough, but I do worry about the gullible fools who fall for your spiel. You need pity, they need help.
glensider
Bit random glensider?
industrial_musical
Bit random glensider?
industrial_musical
Where's AVFC48 nowadays guys...OneAaronLennon too?
koolbill
Where's AVFC48 nowadays guys...OneAaronLennon too?
koolbill
michael kightly sighned back on wif wolves guttted !
villa youth
michael kightly sighned back on wif wolves guttted !
villa youth
Please don't invite OneAaronLennon on here. Liverpool are the new Spuz and I think that this link has been put around by Liverpool fans to detract from them being bindippers and to shun our attention.
Villan444
Please don't invite OneAaronLennon on here. Liverpool are the new Spuz and I think that this link has been put around by Liverpool fans to detract from them being bindippers and to shun our attention.
Villan444
OAL's okay mate...he can make some good points as long as he hasn't had any Frosted Cornflakes with a pint of Orange Sunny D after 18:00! Liverpool are in dire straits soon...I'm going to enjoy theire Leeds-like fall from grace. They've acted like proper charlies over Barry. Benitez thinks he's in charge of Real Madrid the way he swans about! Hopefully we'll get Milner, Sidwell and Shorey just to cheese him off! Then D Bent or Cruz and Barry'll be thinking "5HIT, WHAT'VE I DONE!!"
koolbill
OAL's okay mate...he can make some good points as long as he hasn't had any Frosted Cornflakes with a pint of Orange Sunny D after 18:00! Liverpool are in dire straits soon...I'm going to enjoy theire Leeds-like fall from grace. They've acted like proper charlies over Barry. Benitez thinks he's in charge of Real Madrid the way he swans about! Hopefully we'll get Milner, Sidwell and Shorey just to cheese him off! Then D Bent or Cruz and Barry'll be thinking "5HIT, WHAT'VE I DONE!!"
koolbill
I don't think Liverpool will suffer the same fate as Leeds. For a start should the worst happen, DIC will buy the club and then give their new manager many millions, probably more than Chelsea have spent. As much as I would love it to happen, Liverpool won't be the next leeds. What I think will happen though, Liverpool may become the next spurs. Up one season, down the next with the odd cup trophy.
industrial_musical
I don't think Liverpool will suffer the same fate as Leeds. For a start should the worst happen, DIC will buy the club and then give their new manager many millions, probably more than Chelsea have spent. As much as I would love it to happen, Liverpool won't be the next leeds. What I think will happen though, Liverpool may become the next spurs. Up one season, down the next with the odd cup trophy.
industrial_musical
I thok OneAaronLennon is ashamed of his login name after the poor season he had last year. Expect to see OneLucaModric commenting on here shortly
UTV
I thok OneAaronLennon is ashamed of his login name after the poor season he had last year. Expect to see OneLucaModric commenting on here shortly
UTV
Modric goes in and out of games. Sometimes I can't tell if he's even on the pitch. That said - I'm ready for my Vital Villa Interview anytime now Fear;).
los_angeles_villan
Modric goes in and out of games. Sometimes I can't tell if he's even on the pitch. That said - I'm ready for my Vital Villa Interview anytime now Fear;).
los_angeles_villan
anyone see JF's interview on SSN?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
anyone see JF's interview on SSN?
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Modric will be a flop in the prem next year and spurs will be relegated! Who's with me!!?!?!
los_angeles_villan
Modric will be a flop in the prem next year and spurs will be relegated! Who's with me!!?!?!
los_angeles_villan
Spurs won't be relegated. They're not that bad...
industrial_musical
Spurs won't be relegated. They're not that bad...
industrial_musical
missed it John.Carews.Crew, what was the knob on about this time! :o)
The Fear
missed it John.Carews.Crew, what was the knob on about this time! :o)
The Fear
Still no news on Sidwell!
koolbill
UTV - quality comment on OAL!!! Do miss the guy. Perhaps he's had his SAT's and is off to big school.
koolbill
UTV - quality comment on OAL!!! Do miss the guy. Perhaps he's had his SAT's and is off to big school.
koolbill
Still no news on Sidwell!
koolbill
P.s. Don't listen to Lisa SMith of the Post - she had it bang on for Doyle to come last season and was proved to be a proper 'know-nothing gob5hite!'
koolbill
P.s. Don't listen to Lisa SMith of the Post - she had it bang on for Doyle to come last season and was proved to be a proper 'know-nothing gob5hite!'
koolbill
OAL was alright. He was lively and knowledgeable. Wrong, but still ;-) . - . - . All gone quiet on Miguel. Shame, I like him.
evoflash
OAL was alright. He was lively and knowledgeable. Wrong, but still ;-) . - . - . All gone quiet on Miguel. Shame, I like him.
evoflash
It's only the papers that have been quiet on Miguel...doesn't mean to say our interest hasn't.... ;)
bentonm
It's only the papers that have been quiet on Miguel...doesn't mean to say our interest hasn't.... ;)
bentonm
u guys will struggle nxt season... u need a RB.. fair call
vinchetcuti2534
u guys will struggle nxt season... u need a RB.. fair call
vinchetcuti2534
Is this vital villa or vital spurs............for ****s sake!!!!
bellywipes
Is this vital villa or vital spurs............for ****s sake!!!!
bellywipes
Get Bent..........I mean don't get Bent!!!!
bellywipes
Get Bent..........I mean don't get Bent!!!!
bellywipes
Lets raid spurs they buy far too many players I would gladly take Robbo, Chimbonda, Huddlestone and the best of the bunch Darren Bent. Its obvious they are going to spend much more than we are and attract bigger names so why not target the guys who would get better from 1st team football and some training from MON.
Tez86
Lets raid spurs they buy far too many players I would gladly take Robbo, Chimbonda, Huddlestone and the best of the bunch Darren Bent. Its obvious they are going to spend much more than we are and attract bigger names so why not target the guys who would get better from 1st team football and some training from MON.
Tez86
Check this interview out with the boss man, that is Mr O'Neill, if you get a spare 10 mins. There's one particular answer regarding him being interested with any players at the euros that might interest you all - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2008/7476305.stm
PBAVFC
Check this interview out with the boss man, that is Mr O'Neill, if you get a spare 10 mins. There's one particular answer regarding him being interested with any players at the euros that might interest you all - http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/euro_2008/7476305.stm
PBAVFC
so were going to sign david villa then....lol
avflell
so were going to sign david villa then....lol
avflell
Mark Bright; Would you sign anyone from this tournament? M'ON - I would give that serious consideration! Interesting.....hmmmm
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Mark Bright; Would you sign anyone from this tournament? M'ON - I would give that serious consideration! Interesting.....hmmmm
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Yea, I thought it was a superb interview!!!! You just gotta love the bloke, he is immense!!!! And a little twinkle in his eye. I think we will sign the Villa !!!!!!! See Spuds have a new goalie, the *****s, they trying to buy the Champions league position!!!!!
erv2005
Yea, I thought it was a superb interview!!!! You just gotta love the bloke, he is immense!!!! And a little twinkle in his eye. I think we will sign the Villa !!!!!!! See Spuds have a new goalie, the *****s, they trying to buy the Champions league position!!!!!
erv2005
Ronaldo, Villa, Torres, Ballack, Arshavin to sign by next millenium. Nailed on dead certs. You heard it here first (wink sign (I'm not sure how to do it)). My source also tells me that it prefers being applied to oven chips rather than french fries.
PBAVFC
Ronaldo, Villa, Torres, Ballack, Arshavin to sign by next millenium. Nailed on dead certs. You heard it here first (wink sign (I'm not sure how to do it)). My source also tells me that it prefers being applied to oven chips rather than french fries.
PBAVFC
;)
UTV
;)
UTV
wink sign demonstrated PBAVFC. Great interview by MON. Awesome guy. Far more intelligent than the questions gave him credit for.
UTV
wink sign demonstrated PBAVFC. Great interview by MON. Awesome guy. Far more intelligent than the questions gave him credit for.
UTV
Arshavin was rubbish tonight against Spain. I guess everyone is entitled to an off day and he is supposed to lacking fitness. Looks like Barcelona are in for him and he's supported them all his life. He certainly didn't look like a barcelona player in that game
UTV
Arshavin was rubbish tonight against Spain. I guess everyone is entitled to an off day and he is supposed to lacking fitness. Looks like Barcelona are in for him and he's supported them all his life. He certainly didn't look like a barcelona player in that game
UTV
;) - UTV you are my Mr Miyagi, god bless you. Although, Arshavin is Villa bound, straight up. Eircol told me earlier. I seen him talking to Lerner and O'Neill in Asda.
PBAVFC
;) - UTV you are my Mr Miyagi, god bless you. Although, Arshavin is Villa bound, straight up. Eircol told me earlier. I seen him talking to Lerner and O'Neill in Asda.
PBAVFC
Thanks 4 the link PB ;) MoN you just got to love the guy !
scoops
Thanks 4 the link PB ;) MoN you just got to love the guy !
scoops
Is it a new VitalVilla rule that we have to use the wink icon in every post about speculation ;) If so i like it!
AstonMartinOneill
Is it a new VitalVilla rule that we have to use the wink icon in every post about speculation ;) If so i like it!
AstonMartinOneill
I've heard Mr O'Neill is actually 80% through negotiations to bring Ronaldo to Villa Park. We're sending Salifou on loan to Real Madrid as payment for the cover story. Rumour has it that he's going to have every Playstation game released sent to his house, he won't have to go to school on Fridays anymore, and he'll get a £25 a week sweet allowance. Good work boys. The sticking point is Ronaldo's demands for a bouncy castle at the training ground. Mr O'Neill is concerned about the the patch of grass it'll sit on. A placatory offer of a rubber mat on the all-weather pitch is apparently on the table, but little Ronny gets sand in shoes and doesn't like it.
evoflash
I've heard Mr O'Neill is actually 80% through negotiations to bring Ronaldo to Villa Park. We're sending Salifou on loan to Real Madrid as payment for the cover story. Rumour has it that he's going to have every Playstation game released sent to his house, he won't have to go to school on Fridays anymore, and he'll get a £25 a week sweet allowance. Good work boys. The sticking point is Ronaldo's demands for a bouncy castle at the training ground. Mr O'Neill is concerned about the the patch of grass it'll sit on. A placatory offer of a rubber mat on the all-weather pitch is apparently on the table, but little Ronny gets sand in shoes and doesn't like it.
evoflash
who was on Sky Sorts news the other day being interviewed about villa with VITALFOOTBALL on the PC in the background????
mattyg
who was on Sky Sorts news the other day being interviewed about villa with VITALFOOTBALL on the PC in the background????
mattyg
Just been having a look at Setanta's confirmed fixture list so far and Villa first leg of the ITC is also being shown on Setanta...s'all good!!! Villa have also confirmed a preseason friendly for the 15th July so think we can expect the signings to roll in surely by the 7/8th July to give the new boys time to train!!!
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Just been having a look at Setanta's confirmed fixture list so far and Villa first leg of the ITC is also being shown on Setanta...s'all good!!! Villa have also confirmed a preseason friendly for the 15th July so think we can expect the signings to roll in surely by the 7/8th July to give the new boys time to train!!!
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
has anyone got any gossip apart from eircol that i can cling onto????????? also who would you go for on your shirt next season? Carew, Young, or Laursen? Last year I went with Bouma. Any thoughts? I was hoping too have Podolski or Pavlyeuchenko.......lol
Stig
has anyone got any gossip apart from eircol that i can cling onto????????? also who would you go for on your shirt next season? Carew, Young, or Laursen? Last year I went with Bouma. Any thoughts? I was hoping too have Podolski or Pavlyeuchenko.......lol
Stig
schweinsteiger??? van der vaart??? from the current squad...has to be Carew
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
schweinsteiger??? van der vaart??? from the current squad...has to be Carew
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
Can I have Mrs Van der Vaart on my shirt please!!! preferably with me still in it... Shwinnnnnng!!!!
fredchuff
Can I have Mrs Van der Vaart on my shirt please!!! preferably with me still in it... Shwinnnnnng!!!!
fredchuff
What, the good looking dude talking about the Villa? The one with the face that could pull a thousand girls? Not sure, I was also on though! :o)
The Fear
What, the good looking dude talking about the Villa? The one with the face that could pull a thousand girls? Not sure, I was also on though! :o)
The Fear
Amusing Fear. you should be on stage
UTV
Villa in for 3 Germans! Too good to be true obviously! See this link... http://www.sportingo.com/Football/a9335_Aston-Villa-boss-ONeill-takes-board-his-German-lessons-Euro
AVGD
Amusing Fear. you should be on stage
UTV
Villa in for 3 Germans! Too good to be true obviously! See this link... http://www.sportingo.com/Football/a9335_Aston-Villa-boss-ONeill-takes-board-his-German-lessons-Euro
AVGD
I'd have Young on my shirt. Our most exciting player, the match winner, the onbe with all the flair. Or is that too obvious? I reckon i'll wait and see who joins, Laursen is a good call. I'm really keen to see what Gabby does next season. I'd like him to find the net a bit more
UTV
I'd have Young on my shirt. Our most exciting player, the match winner, the onbe with all the flair. Or is that too obvious? I reckon i'll wait and see who joins, Laursen is a good call. I'm really keen to see what Gabby does next season. I'd like him to find the net a bit more
UTV
Usually players are judged on the second season for example Gabi, I really think that if he keeps off the poker tables he could be absolutely awesome this season with chance to be rested in a few games.
KSarge1
Usually players are judged on the second season for example Gabi, I really think that if he keeps off the poker tables he could be absolutely awesome this season with chance to be rested in a few games.
KSarge1
Can I have Fear on my shirt?
PBAVFC
Can I have Fear on my shirt?
PBAVFC
Doubt youll get Van der vaart. Im hopeing you will sign Robbo. Seems he is up for the move aswell.
Real Deal
Doubt youll get Van der vaart. Im hopeing you will sign Robbo. Seems he is up for the move aswell.
Real Deal
 

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