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The Aston Villa Debate Thread - Part 1

The Aston Villa Debate Thread - Part 1

Well, the transfer window came and went and we had 11 threads throughout the summer with over 3500 comments The Villa Transfer Thread - Part 11

So I thought I'd experiment and have a season long thread for general comments, we'll change it in January for the next transfer window, but in the meantime, just talk all things Villa for those that don't venture into our mighty fine forums! Forums >> Click Here

We'll soon see if this is a success by how many people talk the talk here!

So, if it is claret and blue, discuss it here!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 3 2008
Time: 7:40PM


Aston Villa have the same financial clout compared to Man City under Randy Lerner as they did to Chelsea under Doug Ellis. Discuss!
The Real Neil
03/09/2008 19:43:00
True Neil but Villa now have an infrastructure that is being invested in, a quality manager (I know you don't agree with that) and things are moving forward so the situations can not be compared. although money is a very big deal in football, it's not everything and let's face it, Citeh and Chelsea can't have all the good players, they would not be able to keep them all happy, especially those players that have ambitions other than a huge bank balance.
Villan Of The North
03/09/2008 19:50:00
Hogwash Neil, all clubs have less clout that Man City, most/all clubs have less clout that Chelsea. I'd hate to be a part of either because to me that isn't football and I think if more now join in (Liverpool are apparently also on the radar for another lot) the PL might just go totally up its own backside! Thanks for starting things off on a negative though!!!!!!!!!!!! :o))
The Fear
03/09/2008 19:52:00
Who thinks that the prices paid for Ribenaho and Bebartov will result in even more inflated transfers? If he went for 32 million then Player X is worth at least 35 million. Average players not even playing for their country will be going for 20 million +.
Surfer Dude
03/09/2008 20:03:00
How long do you think Mark Hughes will be there? I for one reckon he will get embarrassed by it all, £135m Ronaldo, £80m Messi, £80m Torres etc. Wheres the challenge?
Stourbridge Villan
03/09/2008 20:05:00
The Fear - wasn't either a negative or a positive, or even a neutral! Was merely a way of getting the ball rolling. Nice idea for a thread, by the way. To go through some points posted, or even all together, I think it does depend how many other clubs now get taken to the ultimate, infinite cash level. Liverpool look dead-certs to go for £500million any week, then I wouldn't be surprised if Mike Ashley sold up at Newcastle. Everton have the infrastructure, as do the likes of Spurs. I genuinely think it's linked to the CL places - only four "infinite cash" teams can exist due to the CL places. Then the massive consortia will look elsewhere: the two CL places in Scotland, the ones in France, Holland, etc. It's the end of the world football as we know it, but in true REM style, I do, in a strange way, feel fine!
The Real Neil
03/09/2008 20:21:00
player x is a fantastic player i agree. though his lack of pace sometimes undermines his ability to go past a player.
03/09/2008 20:53:00
I think all this cash rich ownership malarky will inevitably lead to a european superleague and I think it will happen quite soon.
03/09/2008 21:42:00
I understand that the "Mighty Doug" was on Radio 4's Today programme this morning discussing this - obviously they thought he was a man in the know. My wife didn't bother to wake me up but she said he didn't seem to know who was phoning him or where he was. Did anyone else hear it?
pongo wearing
03/09/2008 21:43:00
and why were u not at work ?!!? lol
03/09/2008 21:48:00
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