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Martin O'Neill - Transfers To Date

Martin O'Neill - Transfers To Date

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :


Kevin Phillips WBA £700k
Matthieu Berson Levante £1m
Ulises De La Cruz Reading Free
Peter Whittingham Cardiff City £250k
Eric Djemba Djemba Quatar Free
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls 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)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed but around £2m)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around £4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around £5m?)

Total bought so far: £26 000 000

Net total so far: £22 500 000.

Total spend by MON so far roughly (as some are undisclosed fees) £42 500 000

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 8:35AM


Only a rough guide as some prices are undisclosed, think I've got the full list now though!
The Fear
08/08/2008 08:37:00
I am trying to think back to previous seasons but it hurts ny head at this time in the morning lol. We have bought 5 in this window (so far and not including Davies as he came last season really), is this the most he has bought in one window since joining us?
08/08/2008 08:43:00
I wasn't sure where to put this link, Mr Fear. Hope it's not out of place here... This morning's Times has this story about the ongoing Barry story and it does raise some interesting questions, particularly: if Liverpool had the money in place to sign Gareth and only missed the deadline by "fifteen minutes" what're they waiting for? Could GB end up being our 'best signing of the summer' after all? Is it just more media-make-believe? Does anyone give a monkey's anymore? Article here:
Athens Villa
08/08/2008 08:58:00
I never understand people who slag off his transfer windows,I think they just got so frustrated with how long it took to get a right back.When it is laid out like that you can see he has stengthened the team quality wise every time.Nice work fear.
08/08/2008 09:08:00
Now think about how much we have spent all together then think about how much TV revenue we have receieved over the last three seasons, this season alone we brought in 45m from TV Revenue. We are still short of a Centre half (Mertesacker/Kaboul) A centre midfielder (Johnson/Bullard) a right midfielder (Santana/Pederson/Milner/Lennon/SWP) and another Striker (Huntelaar - I wish) Then i would say we are ready for the season to begin.
Villa 4 Ever
08/08/2008 09:09:00
Lerneravfc, tell me was there any need to sell Aaron Hughes ?? No there wasn't and i think with him on the right and Mellberg in the centre along side Laursen instead of Knight would of made quite a difference i think, that in my eyes was pretty bad, and have you noticed every time he has sold before he has brought, not very good tactically.
Villa 4 Ever
08/08/2008 09:12:00
Villa4ever,sDo we should spend money just because we have it?It is a buisness the idea is to try an balance the books as much as possible,Unless you want villa to go bankrupt.I think to make the progress we have and still only spent that on transfers shows our club is being run the right way.And as for hughes maybe he wanted to go?You are obviously determind to focus on the small obscure negatives rather than the huge postives, so you crack on mate.
08/08/2008 09:20:00
What's the point in having a billionaire if you spend bugger all ? Yes the club is running smoothly, but i still think we needed to spend money last season more, Young 2.5m last season, Defoe 7m, Lennon 6-7m, hardly breaking the bank but i think we would of got 5th, We are still without a class finisher something Defoe was.
Villa 4 Ever
08/08/2008 09:35:00
I'm with you lerneravfc. I forget did we finish 6th last season & have we qualified for UEFA - that's real progress!
08/08/2008 09:58:00
Tez, i think we signed 7 that one window when DOL bought baros, hughes, bouma and co. I forget who else we brought in now.
08/08/2008 10:04:00
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