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Martin O'Neill's Villa Transfers To Date

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :


Kevin Phillips WBA £700k
Matthieu Berson Levante £1m
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls Free
Ulises De La Cruz Reading Free
Peter Whittingham Cardiff City £250k
Eric Djemba Djemba Quatar Free
Milan Baros Lyon Swap
Mark Delaney Retired

Total sold £2m


Stiliyan Petrov Celtic £6.5m
Didier Agathe Celtic Free
Chris Sutton Celtic Free
Phil Bardsley Manchester United Loan
Gabor Kiraly Crystal Palace Loan
John Carew Lyon Swap
Ashley Young Watford £9.65m
Shaun Maloney Celtic £1.1m

Total bought £17m

Net Spend 2006/2007 £15m

SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:


Gary Cahill Bolton Undisc (in region of £4m?)
Liam Ridgewell Birmingham £2m
Jlloyd Samuel Bolton Free
Lee Hendrie Sheffield United Free
Chris Sutton Retired
Steven Davis Fulham £4m
Aaron Hughes Fulham £1m
Gavin McCann Bolton £1m
Robert Olejnik Falkirk Free

Total sold £12m


Wayne Routledge Tottenham £1.5m
Moustapha Salifou FC Wil Undisc.
Curtis Davies West Brom Loan
Zat Knight Fulham £3.5m
Scott Carson Liverpool Loan
Harry Forrester Watford £250 000 initial fee rising on appearances
Eric Lichaj Unattached Free
Marlon Harewood West Ham Undisc (region of £3.5m?)
Nigel Reo-Coker West Ham £8.5m

Total bought £17m

Net spend 2007/2008 £5m

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009


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

Total sold: £3.5m


Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around £7.5million?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea £5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of £2 - £2.5million)

Total bought so far: £15 500 000

Net total so far: £12million.

Total spend by MON so far roughly (as some are undisclosed fees) £32 million.

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday July 27 2008

Time: 9:59AM

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27/07/2008 10:04:00

Guzan, I suppose you can't include him til the Work permit is done and dusted!
still skeggy
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27/07/2008 10:09:00

No that's it Hopefully we can get up to the 25m spent in the 1st Season and bidding the 15m for Bentley I hope we surpass this. Well we actually need about 5 or 6 players.
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27/07/2008 10:11:00

Well, of all the Out players, I'd only welcome back Melly, and perhaps Cahill as a defensive back-up, but that's it.
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27/07/2008 10:12:00

Im pretty sure Knight joined for 1.5 mill not 3.5
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27/07/2008 10:12:00

No knight was actually 3.5 million, would have been nice if it was 1.5 million. To be honest he has got rid of a lot of pooo, and brought in some exceptional players to the squad, now only for him to fill the right back and Temp left back slots, I think we could have a busy fortnight after our qualification!!!!!
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27/07/2008 10:20:00

Just one missing I think - Mark Delaney.
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27/07/2008 10:27:00

well just looking at that, he has brought the quality of the squad right up, but shouldnt have got rid of rights backs untill replaced!
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27/07/2008 10:32:00

Someone payed 1mill for Matthieu Berson ? Wow
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27/07/2008 10:40:00

Good spot Lergy, how could I have forgotten such a great Villa servant?!
The Fear
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27/07/2008 10:54:00

Hopefully Guzan can be added after the work permit hearing next Friday Skeggy!
The Fear
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27/07/2008 10:55:00

3.5m for Knight is the right amount - or was 4m? Certainly makes the point that few who have left were really star men. I think the Carson loan actually cost us 2m as well.
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27/07/2008 10:57:00

it was me
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27/07/2008 11:08:00

if 32m is his net spend then he really is a great manager. to take what was a poor aston villa team when he first took over, to where we are now, 6th in the league, and uefa cup football again is just an outstanding achievement. especially when you consider the money pompey, everton, newcastle, and totscum spunk on players.
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27/07/2008 11:33:00

Anyone facy doing the other teams transfer expenditure to show a comparison?
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27/07/2008 11:46:00

what was you ric112. And no, not me son_of_cher! lol It is a good point though, he has done well with little (comparitavily speaking) mone spent when you look at the likes of Man City, Newcastle etc. It is now time to push the boat out though, the squad (as we all know) is wafer thin.
The Fear
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27/07/2008 12:05:00

JPA also in the 'outs' - albeit on a free so not that it makes much difference!
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27/07/2008 12:09:00

Total expenditure last two seasons has been 17million-ish, this season it has been 15million on 3 players, so he is spending money and will be spending more than before. He really has done a fine job so far!
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27/07/2008 13:40:00

I'd forogten we'd spent 85.million on Reo-Coker!!!
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27/07/2008 14:09:00

85million Murph? Jeez, the guy was certainly over priced then, must have missed that record transfer! Good call Yatesy.
The Fear
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27/07/2008 14:42:00

For me question marks need to be placed when we got rid of Cahill and brought in Knight, what the hell was all that about, 32M is what you should be spending in one season if you hope to break into the top 5, Brad Friedel reckons we can get 4th or 5th this season, but if we don't buy atleast 2 full backs and a right midfielder and maybe another Centre half i think you can kiss that good bye, I was there Saturday and Knight isn't the greatest of players and you don't know how long Laursen and Davies can keep clear of injuries, then you have Sidwell who needs a lot of time to settle in, and you need someone who can drive forward in the centre and Sidwell isn't doing it, Barry needs to stay to cover LB, and maybe even push on the left for Young to go behind the strikers or to partner Coker in the centre.
Villa 4 Ever
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27/07/2008 17:46:00

Sidwell has only been here two minutes Villa 4 Ever, give the guy a break. As for Gareth at left full back, no way. Gareth wouldn't want that either, even if he did decide to stay. He has his England place to think of. No problems from me regarding MON's dealings, either in or out, save the obvious one, of not bringing in enough bodies.
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27/07/2008 22:34:00

So if GB eventually goes to LPool or maybe another one of the Top4 clubs who are prepared to pay him what he's worth (ie more than the measly 45k/week he's getting at Villa). The O'Neill will have spent less than 5mill over 3 seasons - big deal! -who's kidding who about wanting to get into Europe?
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28/07/2008 00:12:00

ERIK LUND!! Everyone forgets ERIK LUND!!
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28/07/2008 10:19:00

Goal Keeping positions should be sorted by this friday so thats that. Now to RB.LB,CB,MD,ST two of each please MON.
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28/07/2008 12:24:00

He's spent more than I thought, to be honest, just looking forward to seeing him spend the same amount again in the next week or two!
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28/07/2008 12:28:00


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