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Steve Sidwell - 70% Say Good Signing

Steve Sidwell - 70% Say Good Signing

Martin O'Neill has been speaking of imminent signing Steve Sidwell.

'He is of the right age, and I believe the right quality, to take Aston Villa forward. For whatever reason, it didn't work out for him at Stamford Bridge. But he remains hungry to do well and to prove himself and I'm delighted to have him with us.'

The Villa boss also admits that he has been tracking the player for some time and did want the 25-year-old midfielder when he left Reading on a free last summer.

'Steve actually played for Reading in my first match at Villa Park. You always take note of players who do well against you and he stuck in my mind. However, I was less happy to see him do well again when we played at Reading that same season. He scored the second goal against us that day. But, again, the quality of his performance stayed with me.'

Vital Villa asked what you thought of the Ginger Ninja signing (if completed!).

Looks like most approve with 70% saying it is a good signing and another 25% saying a great signing.

That left 4% saying ok, 1% poor and no-one voting for the average option.

Our latest poll, following our article and quotes from MON yesterday: Who Should Be The Next Villa Skipper? asks the very same!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday July 10 2008
Time: 4:19PM

Comments

0
It's official now. Good luck to him. He's a very good player whose move to us didn't work out so well. Hopefully, he'll be great for you.
Fan of Blues
10/07/2008 16:23:00
0
Great signing in my opinion. just what we need to banish the ghost of Barry...
gappy65
10/07/2008 16:24:00
0
Whoever voted it a poor signing should be executed.
villakieran
10/07/2008 16:24:00
0
he's a really good signing, he's young, fit, hungry, talented, and very very keen to make a point! Looking forward to seeing him in claret and blue, and sticking one in against chelski next season!
romanianvillain
10/07/2008 16:24:00
0
I think he'll be a big success...enough to take barry's england place.
johnmurphy3112
10/07/2008 16:30:00
0
Shame he's a ginger :O There, i've said it.
Villan-in-Cyprus
10/07/2008 16:38:00
0
to be honest i can't believe only 70% think its a good signing he's young and English, and cheap at that price, he must have shown something for chelsea to be involved, personally I would have swapped him for barry, I've never really rated barry that highly, so barry out sidwell in and still 12 mill left over sound's like good buisness to me. so its barry out finnen, sidwell, and miguel in, just for getting rid of barry, happy days
eltoro
10/07/2008 17:40:00
0
25% think its better than a good signing eltoro thats 95% in favour for someone who cost 5mil!! Can't remember the fans being that much behind a player for that little money. UTV
Villan444
10/07/2008 18:31:00
0
Very good signing in my humble estimation. Certainly in his premiership debut season with Reading, he looked far and away one of the best midfielders out there. Lets not rest on our laurels though, we still need more quality in numbers.
glensider
10/07/2008 18:35:00
0
He'll score goals for us too, and will be more of a threat from open play than was Barry, or the other midfielders at the club. Think we've got him at a very realistic price too, something of a bargain.
glensider
10/07/2008 18:37:00
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