Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Top Class Signings Due At Villa

Top Class Signings Due At Villa

Richard FitzGerald says there will be 'top class' signings brought to Villa Park this summer and says the state of the art Bodymoor Heath training ground will help persuade potential signings that Aston Villa once again mean business.

The Villa Chief Executive said: 'It's a very important part of the overall package as a player, not only in attracting new players but retaining the ones we've got. From an agent's perspective, clearly the environment the players operate in is absolutely fundamental and it's an important part of the infrastructure in place. Our number one objective is to have a winning team and for that you need winning players and winning players need to be treated correctly.'

Adding, on the official site: 'I certainly hope it's a real statement of the club's ambition. If you bring someone here, then clearly this is a deciding factor. It's about building a solid base because ultimately it's about winning consistently - it's not just about building one team for one cup run. It's about building an infrastructure that supports a top team if we're going to achieve what we want to achieve.'

'We all feel very positive about this but it's also about the togetherness - the football side are appreciative and I think we'll see some good results. We're certainly expecting some top class players here in the summer.'

Not often I can't wait for the summer, but the sooner the season is over and the shopping begins, the better!

I'll get a sticky player link thread up after the Bolton game, that should be fun through the summer, the January one ended up with a good few thousand comments!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday May 8 2007
Time: 3:43PM

Comments

0
I simply can't cope with all the positive vibes coming out of VP. Even the new badge is beginning to grow on me...
pongogidman
08/05/2007 15:56:00
0
yeah pongo i agree, i can't cope either, and that badge...i really like it now, i look at the current/old one and i dont like it anymore...its slowly turning me...
industrial_musical
08/05/2007 16:11:00
0
whatever happened to all the doom and gloom?!?!?!?
The Fear
08/05/2007 16:21:00
0
it disappeared with HDE...
industrial_musical
08/05/2007 16:42:00
0
Top class signings like Ashley Young for £9.65 million who can't even get into the Villa first team, LOL. I don't know what top class signings the guy is talking about, NO European football to attract them, Villa's best player will be joining Spurs in the summer and most likely that Villa will not qualify for Europe AGAIN next season. Surely players must have ambition!!!
OneAaronLennon
08/05/2007 17:13:00
0
OAL. Just got in from school? Muppet.
Dannygav
08/05/2007 17:16:00
0
I seem to remember you being very, very upset at Spurs not signing young Ashleyin January. Sour grapes? At least we aren't going to lose our best player to the top 4 this summer. Spurs = selling club.
CLVilla
08/05/2007 17:19:00
0
You seem to remember me being very, very upset at Spurs not signing Ashley Young, you lot must have short term memory. Everything that came from me about Young was negative, from his price to his lack of goalscoring ability. If Young is worth £9.65 million then Berbatov must be worth atleast £35 million!!! And, selling club!!! Apart from Carrick can you name me one top quality player that Spurs have sold on for money? Because i remember Spurs tying down Lennon, Dawson, Robinson, King, Keane etc to long term contracts.
OneAaronLennon
08/05/2007 17:30:00
0
I think our main competition next year for 5th and 6th will be Everton and Newcastle - assuming Big Sam takes over. A few good signings should see us overtake the rest. See we are linked with Bent and Young from Charlton again. Could be good business.
CLVilla
08/05/2007 17:34:00
0
And Carrick's heart was set on a move to Man U. What would you rather do, a) Keep him for the remaining two years of his contract and let him leave on a free, or b) Sell him for £18.6 million and receive a 500% profit. I think i know which one i would pick. Berbatov, Berbatov's agent, Martin Jol have come out on numerous occasions talking about how much Dimitar loves Spurs and that he will DEFINITELY be playing for Spurs next season. So i guess your hopes on him leaving have just been killed.
OneAaronLennon
08/05/2007 17:35:00
Page 1/8
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Under Armour Through The Shop Window

Late last night eagle eyed fans noticed something at the club shop I believe, and instead of it being the new home and away kit teasers...

Lambert Gets Linked Again?

Aston Villa are again being linked with now West Bromwich Albion striker Rickie Lambert.

Villa Players Return To Training With Familiar Face

Well it's Wednesday, and earlier today the players returned for testing and day one of Roberto Di Matteo's era at Villa Park.

Birmingham Games Switched On Police Advice

Not a great shock to see the home and away games against Birmingham City moved this season is it - if anything the only surprise is the announcement has come this...

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)

Can Gabby redeem himself and stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes32%
No63%
Meh, not sure5%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Pirelli announce driver selections for Austria
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear460
2.sirdennis198
3.Fulford192
4.BodyButter160
5.glensider148
6.JuanPabloAngel131
7.kefkat116
8.DeanoVilla107
9.Melon Donkey95
10.HeathfieldRoad187492
Vital Football Comment