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Is MON a Chess Player?

Is MON a Chess Player?

Is MON a Chess Player?

Looking at the latest bits and pieces of news dribbling through the press, a couple of thoughts hit me.

Thought Number 1 - Steve Gibson coming out and saying we've paid GBP 6m for Luke Young, only 1 year after we could have had him for GBP 2.5m. My thought was 'are we getting desperate'?

It would certainly appear so at first glance - if we wanted him, why didn't we take him last year? His comments seem to have indicated that we would have been his first choice. The only logical answer is that he wasn't first choice.

Thought Number 2 - If he's not our first choice, why get him now? Again, obvious answer is we're only just over a week away from the start of the season, and it really wouldn't be acceptable starting our 2nd season without a recognised RB.

But is there another reason? An article in the Mirror today stated Liverpool were struggling big time to raise the cash for the Barry transfer, and 'He (Rafa) is hoping Villa will agree a deal to take Steve Finnan in part-exchange for Barry, meaning he will need to raise around £6.5m from the sale of players.'

So is this MON's attempt to back the Spanish waiter into a corner - remove our need for Finnan, and hence make the only acceptable bid a 100% cash bid only....knowing that Liverpool can't come up with the reddies? Only a thought, but it would certainly be an interesting move......checkmate Rafa?

YatesyVillain



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Writer:YatesyVillain
Date:Friday August 8 2008
Time: 5:03PM

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When you say reddies do you mean rennies?
PTP
08/08/2008 17:14:00
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I like it ,I like it!!!!!!!
happyvillan
08/08/2008 17:24:00
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Good point Yatesy, MON is far more intelligent than Rafa and his American clowns and is definitely playing some games somewhere along the line with this saga. Wouldn't like to play chess against MON though, he would take at least an hour deliberating on each move.
Villan444
08/08/2008 17:26:00
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Havent got a clue why we didnt sign him last season, its completly baffled me! Apparantly we only signed Shorey aswell because Sidwell bugged MON to buy him!
son_of_cher
08/08/2008 17:27:00
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i would never have thought... about that nice one(Y)
ruddy
08/08/2008 17:28:00
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Interesting point, 6m though is a heavy price to pay for a 29 year old who is valued about 3m, then again we need him and he was Boro's best player last season and he has plenty of experience which is what we need for Europe and he can give experience to Davies/Herd etc etc, We still need another Centre half and Fredinand is too expensive, 4m Kaboul will be alright, Thing is will Barry be as good this season if he stays, i know he is professional and if he did well for us then Liverpool would be interested again, if he did ***** for us then Liverpool wouldn't be interested but his value would go down and it's like sticking two fingers at MON.
Villa 4 Ever
08/08/2008 17:32:00
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Surely Sidwell can bug MON to get SWP in???????
erv2005
08/08/2008 17:36:00
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yh sidwell could be the key to quite a few signings shorey obviously has played with him before and swp to
ruddy
08/08/2008 17:44:00
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interesting look on things there mate
shortshadyuk
08/08/2008 18:38:00
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That IS an interesting take on the developments. It just adds to my already high opinion of MON. I think he has dealt with all of this brilliantly & it will be quite gratifying if somehow Barry stays & Villa are able to trump Liverstool during the coming Prem campaign.
soonerfan61
08/08/2008 18:45:00
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