Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Delaney Transfer Request Denied

Delaney Transfer Request Denied

Mark Delaney has seen his transfer request rejected.

Delaney put in a written transfer request last month, partly to put pressure on Villa to offer him a new contract, and said that although he doesn't want to leave Villa, he has to look after his long term future.

Now the club have apparently told suitors that he isn't on the transfer list but every player has his price. The headlines in the Mail suggest other clubs will now have to 'put up or shut up' amidst rumours that Portsmouth and Middlesbrough are interested in the versatile midfielder. His former club Cardiff and Wales second team (!) Blackburn Rovers have also been linked.

Villa have an option on Delaney to extend his contract by another year but don't have to decide until March. It is thought that Villa are looking to assess his fitness before deciding but Delaney feels that he is being forced out. He has produced several man of the match performances in the centre of defence and has kept his position there at the expense of Liam Ridgewell following the return of Olof Mellberg.

With our squad stretched and the defence threadbare, it would surely make sense to settle the player down with a new contract? He has been at Villa for seven years and has been a great servant to the club. Fans have, on several occasions, sung 'sign him up' and Delaney has been quoted as saying 'I've always said that I wanted to stay at Villa and the fans would have read and seen that statement from me. I again will say I don't want to go. I want to stay. I've settled here and hopefully what I've done over the last few games has been taken note of by the people who need to take note.'



Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or click here to join in the debates on the forum.

Go on, get vitalled!

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday January 5 2006
Time: 9:24AM

Login to post a comment

Best of Vital Network

Vital Boxing - Selby Wants Frampton Next

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Fear The Blogger - Fans & GT Send Off

This week the blog took me in a slightly different direction. I was determined to talk about GT's awful front page treatment but it got me thinking maybe there is some hypocrisy here

Video Lowlights Villa Away To Wolves + Stats/Reactions

The full match round up... I could summarise in one word really. Rubbish!

Vital Villa Man Of The Match v Wolves Away

Man of the match v Wolves. Seems more a vote for the best of the worst really doesn`t it?

Aston Villa:

Apologies for the title - I was looking for an inspirational Bruce quote. Unfortunately, the 'Bruce` I came up with was Forsyth rather than Steve.

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)

Wolves MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Johnstone6%
Hutton15%
Chester38%
Elphick4%
Amavi4%
Tshibola11%
Jedinak1%
Adomah1%
McCormack3%
Bacuna2%
Agbonlahor4%
Sub - Grealish0%
Sub - Green9%
Sub - Davis2%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 26 18 1 7 55 29
2 Brighton 25 16 6 3 54 23
3 Leeds Utd 26 15 3 8 48 11
4 Reading 25 14 4 7 46 3
5 Huddersfield 26 14 4 8 46 0
6 Sheff Wed 26 13 6 7 45 6
7 Derby County 26 11 7 8 40 5
8 Fulham 25 10 9 6 39 13
9 Preston 26 11 6 9 39 3
10 Barnsley 26 11 5 10 38 4
11 Norwich 26 11 4 11 37 3
12 Birmingham 26 9 9 8 36 -5
13 Aston Villa 26 8 11 7 35 1
14 Ipswich 26 9 7 10 34 -3
15 Brentford 26 9 6 11 33 0
16 Wolves 26 8 8 10 32 -1
17 Q.P.R. 26 9 5 12 32 -11
18 Cardiff 25 8 6 11 30 -10
19 Bristol City 26 8 3 15 27 -3
20 Forest 26 7 6 13 27 -8
21 Burton 26 6 7 13 25 -10
22 Blackburn 26 6 6 14 24 -12
23 Wigan 26 5 7 14 22 -9
24 Rotherham 26 4 4 18 16 -29
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Bottas announcement expected
Latest Vital Boxing News
DeGale Retains IBF Title in Majority Draw
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Jan 21 2017 3:00PM : Preston North End (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 28 2017 3:00PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 31 2017 7:45PM : Brentford (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 4 2017 5:30PM : Nottingham Forest (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 11 2017 3:00PM : Ipswich Town (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Feb 14 2017 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear383
2.JuanPabloAngel267
3.Silhillvilla241
4.sirdennis201
5.Fulford186
6.Villan57165
7.Melon Donkey124
8.BodyButter98
9.danvilla285
10.kefkat79
Write for Vital Football