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The Maloney Merry-Go-Round

The Maloney Merry-Go-Round

According to Shaun Maloney's agent three clubs have contacted him about the availability of his client. I'm wondering if they've contacted the club myself?

Maloney has struggled to impress since his £1 million move from Celtic and there have been constant 'homesick' rumours and numerous reports linking him with a switch back to the Hoops.

To be honest this saga is more boring than the Barry one and yet again there are absolutely no quotes from the player or the agent but I thought somebody might be interested.

John Halliwell, the long lost brother of the 3 witches from Charmed and agent of Shaun has apparently told BBC Sport that three clubs are interested in his client but that Villa have not discussed any potential move and neither have they received any bids.

The Beeb, in what no doubt will be used as a means to raise the license tax further, originally (ha) state one of the clubs is Celtic but refuse to speculate on who the other two clubs are.

Whether this is the excuse for the rehash, or whether this is the gem that implies there is some truth here, I'll leave for you to decide.

But Maloney has been left out of George Burley's Scottish squad for the Northern Ireland friendly and we all know how much Maloney wants to play for Scotland. Halliwell added that Maloney wants to secure first team football so he doesn't fall down the international pecking order any further.

So if Maloney has failed to show more than glimpses when played, and has failed to show much more in training, if we can recoup our fee plus wages is it time to move him on?



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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Monday August 18 2008
Time: 4:57PM

Comments

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Tell him to play well for Villa and his problems are solved. Easy. Clearly if he was doing well enough, he would be in the team. Graham Taylor always said that it is the players who pick the team by their performances.
Gordonsleftboot
18/08/2008 17:27:00
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he's off, shame, so long, fair well.
The Fear
18/08/2008 17:46:00
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adios. etc.
Mancuni-villa
18/08/2008 17:56:00
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Scotlands boss is George Burley, not Craig.
weetim67
18/08/2008 18:10:00
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I thought he had just been going on about being settled? Anyway, no doubt nobody in the PL have been asking after him. Probably Celtic, Rangers and Hearts! True what Gordonsleft said about the players picking themselves by performances. But just look at Harewoods performances as sub, but he still hasn't cracked the first team, and after Gabby's hattrick on Sunday, doesnt look like he will this season either. Sometimes I wonder what players must do to get back in MON's 1st team? Still I dont mean that as a critisism. Who can fault him at the moment!
villa_de
18/08/2008 18:10:00
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weetim that's what I put PMSL Nice spot mate cheers! Duly changed!
mike_field
18/08/2008 18:16:00
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the reason he doesn't get played is that o'neill will always go for a physical pressence if available. don't know why he went, o'neill didn't exactly flourish him with opportunities when he was at celtic.
leedscelt
18/08/2008 18:33:00
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O'Neill moves in mysterious ways. Some of his wackier decisions he made are still damaging Celtic now. I just hope no club ever lets him take complete control of wages again, it will end in tears. As always.
ForeverHoop
18/08/2008 19:45:00
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I'd like Maloney to stay, that's my two cents. Toughen up Maloney.
los_angeles_villan
18/08/2008 20:00:00
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No one plays for Villa for ever, he has only been a bit part player and MON may think he has enough players to let hm go.
col8
18/08/2008 20:01:00
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