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Wednesday's Villa Press Transfer Talk

Wednesday's Villa Press Transfer Talk

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.

The transfer gossip for today?

According to The Times, Aston Villa have narrowed down the choices for full-back to the much linked Justin Hoyte of Arsenal - often muted as part payment towards a Gareth Barry transfer.

The recent link to Middlesbrough's Luke Young... hmmm, not sure on that one!

OR Paulo Ferreira of Chelsea.

And that, is that. Even the papers have given up on us signing anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Come on Martin, the doom and gloom in the forums, the pubs and places of work is unbearable and fingers are wrongly pointing at the board as well. There must be ONE player at least we could buy in the next day or so...!?

Oh, and the press have picked up on the comments by The General that Randy has the money there and will back the manager. He used £30m as an example and now the press are full of Randy is looking to bring in £30m players. Maybe we should go for David Villa?!?!

As we mentioned yesterday, General Charles Krulak said (not sure if this was on our forum, Villa Talk or H&V and typically, the press don't quote the source, despite moaning at us if we ever don't:

'If Martin O’Neill came to Randy and said, ‘I need £30m for player X’, and the player would fit into what we are trying to do, Randy would have his chequebook out before Martin could get past the player’s name. Additionally, he will be equally ready to fund the other players that Martin says he needs. Randy has never said no to Martin.'

'Randy is no Roman Abramovich, but he does have a wallet and he will open it. Martin knows that. Randy has made it perfectly clear we do not have to sell a player to buy a player. 'Randy is in it for the long term. He wants Europe, he wants winning football. He wants entertainment for the fans.'

'This is more than a business to him. Villa is a passion.'



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 6 2008
Time: 10:22AM

Comments

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I read in the gospel that is the Sun that both us and Sunderland have had a bid accepted for Shorey.
Tez86
06/08/2008 10:33:00
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I saw the Generals comments reported and found it funny how the headline read "Lerner to bring £30mil signing to Villa", funny how things are translated.
young_jonah
06/08/2008 10:48:00
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It must be true if its in print (joking) I wonder who it will be....
Tez86
06/08/2008 10:51:00
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More than ever I'm hoping that the "I could sign seven players in one day" quote from O'Neill comes to fruition. I know he didn't mean it seriously, but he needs to start meaning it seriously - the squad we have is barely capable of Premier League survival never mind a lasting effort in two english cups, a european competition, and maintaining our top 6 status in the league.
Mayo_12
06/08/2008 10:54:00
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If MON spends 30m on one player he's getting a spank
PTP
06/08/2008 11:06:00
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It isn't going to happen PTP, it's just the press twisting what Krulak said.
Mayo_12
06/08/2008 11:12:00
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If MON brought in 3 players for 10m i'd be very surprised but we all know it won't happen, even Bolton have spent 15m so far this season on 2 players.
Villa 4 Ever
06/08/2008 12:01:00
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Obviously he won't, its hard enough for him to spend 5m. I know what Charles was saying I was just expressing my view that we don't need superstars.
PTP
06/08/2008 12:19:00
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More links than the anchor chain of the Titanic and we all know where that went.
col8
06/08/2008 12:28:00
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Haha, nice col8. We've got some good squad numbers left to fill at the moment, lets hope the players come in for the shirts. A no.2! PLEASE!
Mayo_12
06/08/2008 12:48:00
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