Vital Villa asked, in our last poll, following reports that Villa had agreed a fee for Steve Sidwell:
Steve Sidwell - Good Signing?
60% said he was a 'Good' signing
30% went one further and voted that he'd be a 'Great' signing.
That left just 6% saying he would be an average arrival and 4% thinking he would be a poor signing.
We also asked Merlin from Vital Chelsea some while back his opinions on the link, I thought now would be as good a time as any to show you his answers again!
With Steve Sidwell being linked in a £7million move to Villa, I thought I'd ask you Chelsea guys a few questions.
1) What did he cost Chelsea from Reading and were you surprised that sort of player was brought in?
We got him on a free, his contract was up so we took advantage of the rules to use him to bolster the squad with a view to playing him whilst the Africans were away at the African Cup of Nations!
2) He doesn't seem to have had much of a chance at Chelsea, is that because of his form or just down to competition for places?
He's only started seven times I believe. He wasn't able to push aside the established stars and even when Essien and Mikel were away in Africa, he didn't shine as much as Shaun Wright-Phillips did in a central midfield role.
3) How highly (or low) do you rate Sidwell?
It's hard to say, we've not seen enough of him, I'd say fair to middle as a guide!
4) Would you be sorry to see him go?
Not really, our midfield is overflowing with world class performers!
5) Do you think he'd be a decent addition for Villa, seems a bit on the pricey side to me I must admit?!
£7 million, yes please considering he cost us nowt! However, he's the sort of player Martin O'Neill can work with and get the best out, I think he was a little overawed at Chelsea!
With thanks to Merlin at www.chelsea.vitalfootball.co.uk
Err. The Vital Villa man of the match v Stoke City...
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his normal Monday briefing, and goalkeeper Brad Guzan has also given his thoughts as frustration reigns.
Manager Tim Sherwood has given his post game thoughts to the press following Saturday's loss to Stoke City.
Summer signing Adama Traore has said that he's concentrating on his Aston Villa future at the moment, and is yet to decide where his international allegiance will lay.
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