Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday January 9 2006
David O'Leary has said he has had no contact from other clubs interested in the services of Mark Delaney and he has made it clear that he doesn't want any approaches saying Delaney is 'going nowhere'. That's a bit harsh, I thought he'd played really well recently, oh hang on, I get what he means!
Despite the fact Delaney put in a written transfer request in December, the player is still keen on sorting out a new contract at Villa. His current deal runs out in the summer and the Welsh international said a month or so back that he felt that he was being pushed out with the lack of talks from the board. I'm not sure about it Mark, Doug is far too busy beating all those reporters at tennis to worry about your contract!?
Middlesbrough and Portsmouth have both been linked to the 29 year old defender, as have Blackburn and Cardiff.
O'Leary said: 'I haven't had a call...Any time Mark has played he's hardly ever let us down.'
He also says the club have stalled on offering Delaney a new contract because of the amount of injuries he suffers from. I'm not sure of the source, but I read the other day that he has only managed to play 49% of the time for us.
O'Leary continued: 'The club's issue is that this will be his ninth game of the season - they're saying the problem has been injuries over the seven seasons he's been here. That's the vibe I'm getting' adding: 'Any time he's been available, in general, he's always been in my side. The problem is he's been too unavailable for me.'
Register on this site via the drop down menu and leave feedback to this story below or to join in the debates on the forum.
Go on, get vitalled!
Date:Monday January 9 2006
Blackburn Striker Set For Medical? (Thursday July 30 2015)
U21s - Tamworth 3-0 Villa (Thursday July 30 2015)
Audio - Gray's Adebayor Concern (Wednesday July 29 2015)
Adebayor - Now Berbatov - And Baker (Wednesday July 29 2015)
Tamworth Trip Tonight (Wednesday July 29 2015)
Crespo Talks Fish & Chips (Wednesday July 29 2015)
Kozak Brace Almost Sinks Wolves (Wednesday July 29 2015)
An (Jose) ANGEL (Crespo) Descends On AVFC (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Another Big Signing Due In For AVFC? Transfer News (Tuesday July 28 2015)
Mud Slide Tim & The Claret & Blue Horizon (Tuesday July 28 2015)
|1.||Pride of Lions||1501|
|1. AFC Bournemouth||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|3. Aston Villa||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|5. Crystal Palace||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|7. Leicester City||0||0||0||0||+0||0|
|Butalnd handed number one shirt
» Stoke : 31/07/2015 00:02:00
|Wilkinson handed contract until end of the year
» Stoke : 30/07/2015 23:53:01
|Miquel On The Market For 24 Hours
» Norwich : 30/07/2015 23:22:01
» Southampton : 30/07/2015 21:57:01
|Southampton v Vitesse - Team Sheets
» Southampton : 30/07/2015 19:38:01