Writer: J P Fear
Date:Monday January 9 2006
David O'Leary is hoping to hang on to on loan midfielder Eirik Bakke.
O'Leary said 'Eirik's loan spell finishes this month and with our numbers I am desperate to keep him. Apart from Steven Davis and Gavin McCann I've got nobody else to put in there and he has been great so I hope we can keep him on loan.' (What about Hendrie?!)
We asked in a poll if Villa should sign Eirik Bakke permanently from Leeds United. The player is currently on loan until the end of January, but he has said that he isn't too keen on extending his loan deal because he would rather get a permanent deal.
This weekend West Bromwich Albion have been linked with a swoop for the combatative midfielder which could steal him from under their local rivals noses.
Bakke wasn't allowed to play for Villa against Hull this weekend because Leeds didn't want the player to be cup tied unless a deal had been sorted out.
51% of fans who voted said that Villa should sign him, 36% wanted him to stay on loan until the end of the season and then be judged, with only 13% saying that Villa should send him packing.
I'm slightly surprised at this result as he certainly hasn't been able to show his best for with us so far, he's only had limited chances and missed a good few games due to injuries. With the lack of funds at Villa, it would surely be a risk to take a player with such a poor injury record on a permanent basis?
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
Something For The Weekend (472) (Friday November 21 2014)
Optimism From Lawro - None From Mystic Mug (Friday November 21 2014)
Aston Villa FC - 140 Years And Counting (Friday November 21 2014)
Villa Support 21st Minute Initiative (Thursday November 20 2014)
Injury Update Ahead Of Southampton (Thursday November 20 2014)
Villa In Talks With Justice For The 21 (Thursday November 20 2014)
The Stiliyan Petrov Foundation (Thursday November 20 2014)
Villa Fans Expecting High Profile Exits (Thursday November 20 2014)
Mixed & Some Angry Reactions To No Minutes Silence (Thursday November 20 2014)
Not 'The Villa Times' News 18/11/14 (Tuesday November 18 2014)
|1.||Pride of Lions||756|
|West Ham||0||-||0||Aston Villa|
|Aston Villa||0||-||2||Man City|
|15. Hull City||11||2||5||4||-2||11|
|16. Aston Villa||11||3||2||6||-11||11|
|17. Leicester City||12||2||4||6||-7||10|
|19. Crystal Palace||11||2||3||6||-6||9|
|Vital Report: Crystal Palace 3-1 Liverpool
» Liverpool : 23/11/2014 16:02:00
|The Ped Report...City 2-1 Swansea City
» Man City : 23/11/2014 13:50:00
|Liverpool: Palace vs. LFC Team News
» Liverpool : 23/11/2014 12:41:00
|United Line-Up Keeper Swap deal?
» Man Utd : 23/11/2014 12:00:00
|Burnley Stoke Fire And Get Warm Glow!
» Burnley : 23/11/2014 11:40:00