Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Villa The Destination For Reading's Nicky Shorey?

Villa The Destination For Reading's Nicky Shorey?

Looks like Villa might be about to make another signing! Reading's Nicky Shorey has been linked several times and the Royals boss Steve Coppell has admitted he expects the player to be off before the weekends fixtures kick off.

The England international has been linked to Sunderland, Portsmouth and Villa with fresh reports claiming both Sunderland and Villa have had £4.5million bids accepted.

Coppell told their official site: 'Without being specific about any destination, I expect Nicky to be gone by the time we kick off this weekend. There has been interest, and I expect him to be plying his trade with someone else by the time we get to Nottingham. He's been consistent right from this time last year. He's said he wanted to go, try a fresh challenge. We'll see what happens but I imagine he'll be gone.'

The 27-year-old left-back now needs to decide where his destination will be and I'm sure that he'll come to the right decision and join up with his former team mate Steve Sidwell! ;o)

Shorey started off at Leyton Orient before moving to Reading in 2001.

Career history: Click Here

So what do you reckon, would he be a good signing for Villa?



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 6 2008
Time: 5:47PM

Comments

0
Shorey and Freddie would be great competition for each other and freddie could be used as a centre back too, for £4.5 million I think thats a really good buy.
johnmurphy3112
06/08/2008 18:02:00
0
Good signing IMHO. Quality left back with Premiership experience, eager to perform at a higher level that what Reading (no disrespect intended at all) had to offer during their Premiership run (btw, good luck to them in the Championship!) and definetely a much needed replacement for the injured Bouma. I'd be happy with him...can he play RB though?
delirium
06/08/2008 18:02:00
0
Have sent the vital reading ed a few questions, hopefully he'll answer, I always like the fans opinions on these things!
The Fear
06/08/2008 18:03:00
0
would be quite amusing if we sign a leftback after only needing one for a couple of weeks when we've been waiting for a RB for what is getting on to be years. I just don't understand MON at times. But anyway fingers crossed he'll be ours as he's a quality player. Hopefully its all just waiting for MON to return from the spainish training camp? Now, about that RB Mr O'Neil...............?
tonybrum
06/08/2008 18:12:00
0
Come on - sign him up! Surely (weak pun intended) must prefer Villa rather than Sunderland...
chrisd4villa
06/08/2008 18:19:00
0
Shorey will be an excellent signing and with Bouma will offer good cover for LB and CB. If we bag Shorey priorities will be a RB, RW and replacement for Barry. For RB we need to get heavy (cash, he'll have a price, even loan him?) for J.Hoyte, RW SWP(he can not be happy at Chelski)/Downing. I have no idea how we'll replace barry!
AVFC_WSM
06/08/2008 18:29:00
0
AVFC_WSM, if you're looking for a Barry replacement, then I'm willing to have a go! Can't be that hard can it? At least I'll be proud to wear the shirt.
paintnothing
06/08/2008 18:50:00
0
unsure about Shorey.. he's nothing special in my opinion, would like the £30 million to be spent on Diego though, i mean... we were linked with him earlier in the season
holte_ender8
06/08/2008 19:23:00
0
I think one of Shorey's main attributes from the little I saw of him in Readings first season is his delivery from Free Kicks and Corners. Not realy sure about him defensively but going forward he was relatively effective
fatloser
06/08/2008 19:51:00
0
Yes I would put Villa in the driving seat if you have had a bid accepted as Pompey have not bid, but have shown an intrest I think Harry still wants Kaboul sorted first, can't see him wanting to go to Sunderland though.
pompeyyong
06/08/2008 20:36:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Elphick's Superstitions To Continue

New centre half Tommy Elphick has insisted his pre match ritual of attacking the goal posts instead of having a team photo will continue following his move to Aston Villa.

No Sinclair To Celtic - But Crespo Off

It's being reported that Aston Villa have rejected a £2million offer from Celtic for Scott Sinclair, but Jose Angel Crespo wants the 'PAOK' option to bring an end to his time with us.

Petrov To Resume Villa Training

Aston Villa have confirmed that Stiliyan Petrov will join up with the boys for pre season training, and he's been invited by new manager Roberto Di Matteo to join...

Elphick Relishing Promotion Pressure

New signing, and Roberto Di Matteo's first capture from Bournemouth, Tommy Elphick has said he's relishing the pressure of helping Aston Villa return...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Elphick?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Great, solid signing79%
Ok signing5%
Meh signing16%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Sainz expected to stay with Red Bull stable
Latest Vital Boxing News
Eubank Jnr Beats Doran with Ease
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear380
2.sirdennis159
3.BodyButter154
4.Fulford136
5.JuanPabloAngel119
6.kefkat109
7.glensider92
8.DeanoVilla90
9.Melon Donkey82
10.Silhillvilla76
Vital Football Comment