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So Who Will Villa Sign Pt 2.

The second installment of our summer long gossip column!

We've already had 316 rumours, arguments and links! So Who Will Villa Sign - Click Here

Tis the end of the season - you might well have noticed, what with the league being won, the fixtures ending and the players packing their bags to go on their holidays.

So here comes the speculation and rumour season, with loads of players about to be linked to Aston Villa and hopefully a good few actually coming to Villa Park in time for the 2007/2008 season.

So back, by popular demand, is the rumours thread on the front page. See a story linking us with a player? Share it with us all. Heard a tenuous link, or seen a player around Villa Park? Let us know! Oh, and although I'll do my best to announce incoming players as soon as possible, if you hear of a signing before I do, wang it on this thread as well.

The January thread ended up with nearly 2000 article comments, spaced over several articles (the limit per article is 350, anymore than that and it slows things down too much so I'll change the threads over each time we hit the limit!)

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday May 28 2007

Time: 1:17PM

Your Comments

we are linked with nigel de jong, luis fabiano and reo-coker...i'd be happy with any of those...and apparently we are not going to sign sneijder...oh well that was a nice rumour
ric112
Mcshane,Bellamy,Naysmith,Gordon and okey cokey are the targets mark my words.
sk1nner80
Sorry naismith is how you spell it.oh and maybe Jagielka.
sk1nner80
We ARE APPARENTLY AFTER GURPREET HAYER!DOES ANYBODY KNOW ANY THING ABOUT HIM? HES MEANT TO BE BRILLIANT!
villasw
who is Ryan Higgs???? we have been linked with a 4 million pound swoop for him!
villasw
Jiri Jarosik, Thomas Gravesen...
Jamie1967
Gravesen possibly, but Jiri spent time on-loan with Birmingham, so that could put a stop to that. Gravesen's not a bad shout, though, but I can see him Newcastle in the next few weeks. Interesting to see what he goes for, should be a decent amount.
ForeverHoop
Any club that will take Bobo off us can have TG for free. Getting rid of both of their wages - probably about £70,000-a-week between them, would be great. As for Jiri - could go back to Birmingham and try to keep them in the Premier.
LarryTL
Come off it. No club with any ambition would even consider signing Bobo at this stage. He'd go to Brimingham, Sunderland or WBA/Derby, too. And he should be grateful for it!
ForeverHoop
dont be silly jamie1967,jarosik or gravesen are some of the players celtic want to get rid of,you c we only sign your best players(eg.petrov and maloney),not your cast off's with the exlusion of sutton there i might add.so you keep grooming them down there 4 us and then whenever martin fancies any of them,we'll just take them off you as simple as that whether you celts like it or not,you know its true. UTV
Belfast Villain
ROBBIE KEANE SIGNS NEW 5 YEAR CONTRACT!!Told you he wasnt coming to Villa.(Neil Lennon & Emile Heskey just been sighted in villa"s car park!)He he he........
chalky76
Belfast - yeah, have to agree. The only one we want is Boruc at the moment. God, they have a poor side, nobody worth nicking. Hope they sort their Youth system out soon so we can pinch a few more.
CLVilla
Celtic are planning on bidding £10million for Shunsuke Nakamura, to be fair. Though that's about far more than football.
Jamie1967
Now that West Brom didn't make it lets have Koumas and McShane looked pretty p****d off when he got subbed off.........
Villan444
Wasn't to impressed with Mcshane. Mears of Derby looked good with 2 immense tackles in the right back position. He's a Wham plater though isn't he? Koumas didn't look too bad.
Gazvilla
Koumas is a good player but we can do better, especially for the 5m price tag on his head.
son_of_cher
Have not seen much of Koumas but looked their best palyer. McShane on that performance err no thanks. Mind you I have seen Leacock at Derby three times this season and he has looked absolute pants, but today he looked very decent... so maybe a little unfair on McShane, but surely there are many better out there.
fatloser
Yeah thats right belfast bum villain. Celtic groom the players and if they are good enough then they are in our winning squad to win leagues and compete in best club comp., Champions league. Then when they lose ambition and get fed up with european football and playing for their country then they usually join mid table english teams for a big pay day, aka villa. Lets be honest , why else would any good ambitious player join villa ? Anonymity, no success and play in a ***** strip. hahahah Maybe next season you might make top 10 in league, then in 5 years or so u might make uefa cup. Thank you and good night !
LARSSON*7*CFC
Totally off-topic, but seeing as there are no transfer rumours, what do Celtic fans think of Strachan compared to O'Neill? I know many at Parkhead are disillusioned with GS at the moment, but i've also heard alot of harsh words about O'Neill from Celtic fans in the last few months....in your opinion hoops fans who is better?
Thegreatdando
Strachan encourages passing football on the deck. He is building a very young and talented squad to play this way which can only bode well as it has already brought us much success no more proven than in europe last season. MON however did bring success but his tactics were based on big, physical players who play percentage football, in other words the 'long ball'. Most celtic fans will tell you that they prefer WAG and i personally don't think MON would have had half the success if he hadn't had such a great footballer as Henrik Larsson. But i think MON will know that villa can't compete with the top four in league unless he keeps to his tactics as they do work when with right players. However, be prepared for more draws next season as that happens a lot with MON's tactics.
LARSSON*7*CFC
larsson*7*cfc. dictionary says, mr talksbollox
eltoro
why go onto other clubs sites? loser
ric112
Surprising you say that Larsson, his record at Celtic was P282, W213, L40, D29. and he didn't draw too many at Leicester City either. We did play long ball tactics last year when we didn't have players at our disposal i,e, the mid season blip, but on the good runs that we had at the beginning and end of the season we were playing good entertaining football, and would have lost alot of the games that we actually drew.
Thegreatdando
ric112 - he is perfectly entitled to visit us, and any other vital site. Welcome Larsson. The fact he is here just shows how worried the Scottish Champions are. Nobody wants to win a nothing league every year, and the odd CL run in 5 doesn't attract top quality, so they know we are competteing for the same players at the moment. It is ok, in a few years we will be well ahead of them and linked with better players, but at the moment we will have to put up with them.
CLVilla
tyrone mears is poor. if he was premier league quality he would be in the west ham side
fullygrownman
could koumas become the new merson? he might want a move after west broms playoff defeat
fullygrownman
Where does it all end? Celtic have the best champions league home record in all of europe. Only lost once in over 28 home european games in last 8 years. Scalps include mufc, barcelona, juventus, liverpool, valencia and list goes on. Villa have achieved nothing at all ! Apart from being bought by one of umpteen yanks buying their way into english football to make a quick buck then sell your ground to tesco. Celtic fans would never alow this to happen to their team as the importance of the club means too much to us & fans all over the world. I do hope MON helps get your team a good league cup run sometime soon, u villa fans deserve it. :)
LARSSON*7*CFC
So why do so many celtic players join villa?
Pking
Money.
ForeverHoop
Throughout Celtics amazing home run in the CL over the last 8 years, our manager was in charge for the vast majority.
Villan444
Wihout really getting into this, the above poster referred to European games, so that includes the UEFA CUp. MON did well in the UEFA Cup but, even with a team that cost about 10 times or so more than WGS's team, failed to reach the CL last-16. Nearly bled the club to death through wages, though...!
ForeverHoop
Vital Celtic say Koumas is going to either Villa or Celtic - I rest my case - going for the same players. Haven't seen enough to make a judgement, but did somebody say he was 27? Bit old to break through to Prem level? Let Celtic have him.
CLVilla
He's 27, yes. He'll probably go to a third club, newly-promoted Premiership, perhaps. He does seem a bit of a hassle, and having just seen Neil Lennon leave, we could do with some calmer figures up here for a while at least...!
Jamie1967
just gotta ask how many times celtic would get in CL if they played in the premiership ever week, instead of the *****e they normally play, who is it next year that will help with 6 points oh yeah GRETNA, get real celtic fans!!
eltoro
Well if we also got £20 million for finishing 11th in a league think how much better we would be. We would def be challenging a lot better than villa thats for sure.
LARSSON*7*CFC
Does anyone know anything about luis fabiano?
Villan80
ForeverHoop - surely your chariman sanctioned the players contracts, not MON? Its like O'Dreary at Leeds, he cant be blamed for whats happened to Leeds financially, it was after all Ridsdales job as Chairman to keep control of the finances. I can never understand how you all still worshipped MON until he signed for Villa, at which point he suddenly became the worse manager in your history????
mackaavfc
Larsson... who cares if we finished 11th. We are not glory supporters. But the club is moving in the right direction, compared to this time last season when we were going down. So don't come on this site and boast about your "mighty" Celtic, who plays in an inferior league.
bluedose
i would rather support a team that competes in a league, otherwise it would seem slightly empty and plastic.
Stig
Funny how the Express & Star seem to be the only media outlet running the Scneijder to Valencia story cause they bid £10m. the last I read was the manager of Valencia saying he wasnt sure if he was worth it and if he was what Valencia was looking for at the moment.
Stig
So anyone got anthing on luis fabiano?
Villan80
Is it just me or is TribalFootball the fountain of all tripe?
mackaavfc
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lu%C3%ADs_Fabiano There you go Villan80, hope this helps.
mackaavfc
Scneijder is a very classy goal scorer and 10 mill is F*** all when you consider that we'll prob end up shelling out near that amount for someone nowhere near his talent. It would be great to see if Scneijder can cut it in the premier. At VILLA, I can dream can't I?
Villan80
Gera? Surely he cant stay at the baggies another season? He stood out last time he was in the premiership. He lives right next door and would be available pretty cheap. He's just the sort of player we need and is an improvement on hendrie, djemba, mcann etc
son_of_cher
Plus very he's versatile
son_of_cher
does anyone know when the new villa shirt is going to be unveiled?
CPAVFC
Son Of Cher, we have a billionaire chairman, arguably one of the best managers in the league, all of which have ambitions of breaking the top 4. I ask you is Gera (who is no better than Hendrie) the type of player we should be signing to help us achieve this?
mackaavfc
mackaavfc, in a word NO
eltoro
Harry Kewell, Alfonso Alves, Okey-Cokey, Graveson all linked to Villa and Ridgewell to Sunderland. You can find it all on Tribalfootball.
mackaavfc
sooooo bored with bull ***** rumours, cant wait until friday when the window opens, hopefully we will start to hear a few concrete things. latest i have seen is Vladamir Bystrov - a spartak moscow right winger. quite highley rated by all accounts.
Stig
Alfonso Alves - Herenvene, Bruno Alves - FC Porto.
Stig
mackaavfc - whether Randy Lerner is a billionaire or not in pound sterling is very, very marginal depending on exhange rates, according to a number of reports! Not that it makes any difference, but on a quiet day, why not!?!
DBT Riverside
Sounds like we're going to miss out on Jagielka - BBC are reporting that Everton are interested in him & that's his preferred choice. He could have been a decent signing to replace McCann.
Canuck_Villan
They offerd about 4mill and utd say he is worth more.He aint worth more than 5 so they are clearly trying to bid him off against other inerested parties.Reckon we could outbid Everton but they have offered a fair reflection of the players worth.Just cause we have cash shouldnt mean clubs should hold us to ransom.Interested in the Kewell link i think mon could bring back his abillity.
sk1nner80
Kit anyone is it due to be released anytime soon?
sk1nner80
I'd take Jagielka for 4 Mill, good squad player
Bearvill
See the England squad are dissapearing by the minute.Think that idiot McDoughnut is being punished by karma for not selecting our talisman GB.
sk1nner80
i really think if we are gonna progress we need that one star player. sneijder could be it. or if we are gonna go big get manuel fernandes he is real class and will be at a top european side sooner or later. 12mill and he is ours for sure. then we can build some players around dat lik reo-coker and bystrov or kewwell (pretty ***** tho) and players like gaz baz and gabby will play better round em. my plan:) U GET ME! :list: sneijder fernandes reo-coker luke young defoe/bellamy/any othe gd quick goal poacher
GABBY16
GABBY16 i like your list but you really think we are going to sign three centre midfielders? dont forget a goalkeeper as well
Its All Over FC
Mackaavfc i hope you just didnt say kewell!?......Gera would be a good squad player and is miles better than lee (i only scored 3 goals in the championship in 30 games) hendrie, im standing by my decision :-)
son_of_cher
oh yea but boruc obv. equal to any other keepa tbh. i think ul find also that wesley can play on the right side. if not him why not van der vaart on the left aswell. hahaha too many names. tbh i jus want one! so we know wat sort of direction MON lookin. is the transfer window open yet? or is jus no one movin until later in summer.??????? answer pleez??
GABBY16
Son of Cher, Kewell has been linked, I wasn't proposing we target him. Gera is pap, if we sell Davis to Fulham for £2.4m and then sign Gera, i will be seriously worried. We will have to agree to disagree on this one mucker.
mackaavfc
Don't encourage this people macka - who ever the hell they are - they're mad, quite quite mad.
Saurat
New Kit?
CPAVFC
Around or on July 1st
Miss_Aston
Ok sorry guys, sorry no need to argue amoungst ourselves. Theres no point going for koumas and mcshane either then.
son_of_cher
Son of Cher, you are indeed correct, no point in going for those two whatsoever. Why do you seem happy for us to sign average Chumpionship players? Koumas is no way the best player outside the Prem, everyone you have said is a typical DOL signing.
mackaavfc
is it me, or are villa always predictable in the transfer window. everyone that we're rumoured to go in for we do, we never seem to look for players from outside the prem. i just hope that we don't go in for bellamy at 12 mill, and players like kewell and gera that wont get us knowhere, instead players like de jong from hamburg can put us onto that next level
CPAVFC
Why on earth would we sign koumas,McShane or Gera? Above average Championship players, no more. We should be looking to bring in either Young players with stacks of potential or proven top drawer players, who can take us into the top6 next year. Most of the players that are being quoted in these transfer rumours are not the sort of players Villa will be looking at. MON and the board are'nt idiots they Know that we need real quality and thats exactly what they will bring in.
paddy@villa
i actually quite like the idea of kewell coming . I remember the days when he was at leeds , a real class act . i am not sure of his age though , 30ish? Peak of career if free from injury . I wouldn't mind having a go on his missus as well !
jaspervilla
Agree with you on both counts there Jasper.
paddy@villa
He is only 28 ! Get him now MON ! Wages could be an issue though ! 60k per week at Liverpool ! A bit pricey !
jaspervilla
yh if he agrees a cut. if want a record signing or a record wage bill i dont want it to be bellamy or kewell. i want someone like saviola or sneijder
GABBY16
Gabby unfortunately mate I can't see us getting Saviola, he stated in January that we were'nt big enough for him. Id be over the moon with Sneijder and very content with both Bellamy and Kewell. Ive said before that Bellamy and big John Carew would scare the hell out of most prem defenses next year. Kewell would make an excellent addition to the squad.
paddy@villa
luke young, bellamy, mcshane, koumas, gera, kewell, jagielka - NO THANKS luis fabiano, de jong, sneijder, manuel fernandes, your mum - YES PLEASE!
ric112
Kewell would be good if he could stay fit. But i hope we dont just go for under 21 year olds and scottish players or worst of all, players from teams in the championship, unless it was david nugent. some 24-26 year olds who are reasonably experienced would be good and with the whole new tv deal thing happening plus the backing from randy we can spend a fair bit. Reo coker should be a shoe-in, but ill be *****ed off if i see him sign for portsmouth or some ****.
AussieVilla
"Seriously, it's true. A mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of mate of mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of a mate of a mate's sister's colleague's husband's leather-clad toyboy lover overheard one of his mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's [Mill pauses for breath] mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's [Blood begins seeping out of Mill's ears] mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's [Mill collapses to filthy floor and begins convulsing] mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate's mate saying Arsenal are in talks with Nigel Reo-Coker.
Saurat
who told you that?
Jon.H
INTER MILAN SATURDAY 4TH OF AUGUST !!!!!!!!!! UNBELIEVEABLE, NICE ONE VILLA.
Stig
thtas it ... i no longer support england... wat a joke stuart pearce hasn't included agbonlahor or l.moore. i should b pleased really though as they'll get rest but im sure agbonlahor was the best youngster in the prem.
CPAVFC
however young and cahill are included. but i also think that gardner should be there, he werent even mentioned. Just hope that next season they'll be more eager to impress than ever.
CPAVFC
I'd rather have Bent, he's big enough to replace Carew when injured and fast enough to be the striker alongside him. Excellent player and well worth any figure touted for Bellend. Not sure about Koumas, what if - just what if he does a Cahill (Everton) and is amazing in a better Premiership team? We would all be gutted, might just be worth a punt....
koolbill
According to the official Premiership stats, Barry was the 3rd best English player over the season and Gabby was the 4th best! A total scandal that they have been overlooked. McClaren and Pearce were both very poor league managers, despised by a large number of their own fans...yet they get jobs with the England set up....Sack them both and the FA board!
Rickymeister
i didnt think pearce was that stupid, but upon reflection didnt he use a toy horse to help man citeh win???
Stig
Maybe we should do what other sites are doing, pick a name out of the hat and pass it off as fact that Villa are targetting them. Still, some will do anything for hits!
The Fear
we should sign the toy horse. can play in any position :P
fullygrownman
Rumor has it thomas hitz is comin back.
sk1nner80
No sorry made that up.But would have him back.
sk1nner80
heard somewhere we are after like a left back with some players linked. dooes this mean barry is definetly a midfield. cos if he did play left back it would allow us to fit anothere creative midfielder in. ...wens our first transfer! they say we are hungry and ambitious but its obvious clubs like portsmouth are hungrier. plus some of the ***** championship we are gettin linked with. im worried we are all jus gonna be dissapointed again. PROVE ME WRONG MON!
GABBY16
looks like the scum are trying to make an impression on the prem by trying to sign stuart parnaby. haha there S**T!
CPAVFC
Parker to west ham 8.5 mill. villa have got to snap up reo coker or barton now.
CPAVFC
Barton class player, and with MON's man management skills not the problem some envisage, he could be our Roy keane! now that would be sweet, and he could show is arse to the blue noses as many times as he likes, and all this for 5.5mill compared to 12mill for that welsh tw4t, its the blue cross sale
eltoro
he is a top class yob but i love him he tackles hard and scores goals. get reo coker or fernandes to hold behind him and bent to aim at oh UP THE VILLA!
GABBY16
Just wait and see
myleftfoot
Phillip Lahm and De Jong according to the offcial site..yes please!!.....thats more like it tabloids keep em coming! Lahm is top a quality player, cant see him leaving Bayern though?
son_of_cher
son of cher dont forget bayern didnt get into champions league with their league standing dont think this year,would be a great signing have to agree though unlikely.surely we will here something official in next week or two who is going to be our first signing of summer as to me,randy and martin will not be messing around and will be going after are major targets quite swiftly i would of thought,have faith. UTV
Belfast Villain
Too much to bear. Too many clubs competing for a few players, especially the home grown players. The continent seems the most likely place. MON, just give me something to crow about..... please!!!!!!!!!
Gazvilla
transfer window opens at midnight, happy days.
Stig
oh happy days
eltoro
Linked with Robinson fromWest Brom as cover for Bouma.Ok if its cheap.We have to face facts guys we need to build a squad capable of getting us into Europe so depth is a must.May be we only sign one major player and a handful of quality backup players.
sk1nner80
On top on Samual, I reckon MON will let Taylor, Hughes, Ridgewell, Jumbo Jumbo, Hendrie, McCann, Sutton and unfortunately Davis go and also let Osbourne go out on loan. The following should then be brought in, so we have 2 options in every position. Craig Gordon, Luke Young, Curtis Davis, Matty Taylor, Joey Barton, Jason Koumas and Craig Bellamy. This would then leave us with an excellent 22 man squad to compete for Europe. GK (Gordon and Sorenson) RB (Young and Delaney) CB (Mellberg, Laursen, Cahill and Davis) LB (Taylor and Bouma) RM (Young and Maloney) CM (Barton, Petrov, Gardner and Koumas) LM (Barry and Berger) S (Bellamy, Carew, Moore and Gabby) Great options all round and we will finally have a strong enough bench to actually change games. From that squad my first 16 would be. Gordon, L Young, Mellberg, Laursen, Taylor, A Young, Barton, Petrov, Barry, Carew, Bellamy, Subs-Sorenson,Davis,Koumas,Gabby,Moore.
DixonTheVillain
Robinson is a terrible player. No way is that an acceptable signing. I'd prefer to have kept Samual!
DixonTheVillain
damn right about robinson, i must say i laughed when i heard that. MON isn't stupid. why does every man and their dog want us to sign luke young?!?!?!?!?!?!?!? HE IS AVERAGE. Oh yeah but hasn't he been capped? - yeah but we all know how little u can read into that under sven then mcclaren...
ric112
no to bellend £12mil bouble what they paid and he was rubbish this year, one good game it was against barca and it took an episode with golf club to make him want to play. maybe if he gets in a fight before every game he will get 40 goals next season and if we buy barton aswell he more than likely will. they could put a ufc cage at the training ground and let tham clowns go at it while the rest of the team train
paddy-villian
DixonTheVillain - interesting squad - but no cover for Carew, if he gets injured. I think sk1nner80 has it right - we'll bring in 1 or 2 major signings & then quality backup players. Let's get some depth to the squad first eh?!?
Canuck_Villan
darren bent would come for the money liverpool want for bellend, reo coker for £7mil, sneijder for £10mil, lahm for£10mil, mcshane for £2mil maybe? and boruc or gordon not sure how much they would cost about £5-6mil? too much to ask for? i just hope we buy someone soon. UTV!
paddy-villian
Just have to wait folks Talk*****e radio say the transfer window opens on 1st of JULY officially so players cannot sign "officialy until then", but as UTD and others have proved that really means nothing.
fatloser
Villa close to signing Reo-Coker From todays Guardian: Aston Villa have emerged as favourites to sign Nigel Reo-Coker and are expected to agree a deal worth about £8m with West Ham United for the England Under-21 captain next week. Reo-Coker has submitted a transfer request at West Ham and, although he has been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham Hotspur, it is understood Villa are close to winning the race for his signature. Martin O'Neill returns from holiday today keen to complete the deal, which would take his spending since arriving at the club last summer beyond £20m. The Villa manager is set to embark on a major rebuilding programme before the new season and, with midfield a key area to strengthen, has earmarked Reo-Coker as the first piece of the jigsaw. It is believed that the 23-year-old is excited by the prospect of playing under O'Neill. Villa's financial strength in the transfer market and Scott Parker's anticipated arrival at West Ham should ensure that the deal goes through smoothly. Parker was last night on the verge of completing a £7m switch from Newcastle to West Ham to be reunited with his former manager at Charlton, Alan Curbishley, who regards the 26-year-old as the ideal replacement for Reo-Coker. Reo-Coker endured a difficult last season at West Ham and was booed by some fans only months after coming within minutes of lifting the FA Cup. His form suffered amid reports that he was unhappy after failing to secure a move to Arsenal last August but he remained an almost automatic choice and played a key part in helping the club stay in the Premiership. With Arsenal's interest cooling, Villa's bright ambitions under O'Neill have proved attractive to Reo-Coker. His capture would represent a major coup for Villa and for O'Neill, who has already lured John Carew and spent £16m on Ashley Young and Stilian Petrov. The manager is keen to buy another striker and is interested in Craig Bellamy but Liverpool would have to drop their £12m asking price for the Wales international.
Saurat
in my opinion think reo coker will be ideal for us and we can mould him into are sitting midfielder who occasionally gets forward as well.have seen him plenty of times and always impressed me(bags of energy.pace,can pass and good football brain.)at only 23 still has a lot to come as well as being a future england player in the making in next few years have no doubt about it,will be a quality signing and hopefully that midfielder we have missed for years. UTV
Belfast Villain
think i seen people comparing coker to davis.2 different types of midfielder,reo coker is more of a holding player(which we have needed for years) and davis is a player who likes to get forward and beat people.even if we get coker i would still keep stevie d although more and more papers picking up on this 5 mill sale sign on his head,1st bad move that would be from martin i reckon. UTV
Belfast Villain
if he is gonna get davis for bout 4 then we will replace him wid joey barton who is better and i think always will be. i dont think with the new regime there is much place for davis get the money for him now i say. barton in. wid coker and him in the centre will be a force. FINALLY!
GABBY16
I agree, its got to be Barton, let Martin get to work on him, fantastic for the future, still funny to see the yids and the blue noses in the suggested poll (18%) would be disgusted by his arrival, at 5mill its got to be worth the risk, just imagine, barry, barton, reo-corker, in midfield, not much getting thru that line, he's got fire in his belly, something we need lots of at the villa, sadly thats been lacking in the last few seasons, I for one would love to see him in a villa shirt.
eltoro
AKA FRED, the bloke that sucks his thumb when he scores.
Stig
Just read on villa board we are very close to signing brazilian striker Frederico Chaves Guedes from Lyon for 9 million. He has fallen out with Lyon and with Houllier going could there be truth to it? Also Carew would be pivotal in this deal surely??????
Stig
I personally will sleep better when Bramble signs for the scum ;-)
mackaavfc
At this rate our team next year will be GK-Gordon LB-Lahm CB-Davies CB-Jagielka RB-Young LM-Sneijder CM-Barton CM-Reo-Coker RM-Koumas ST-Bellamy ST-Guedes! Nice team but slightly unrealistic dont you think!?!
Miss_Aston
***** if fred comes. fist ever brazilian that wud be safe!
GABBY16
I can hear the samba beat already, oooooooo-adeiiiii-ovee oyyyoyyyoyyy
eltoro
i jus watched like videos of wen carew is fully fit for lyon and thtll be like a new player. carew fully fit is a champions league player. he'll be our great signin. but fred wud do nicely alongside him. check out his goal against psv i think. amazing!
GABBY16
miss aston, yeah slightly unrealistic leaving laursen, olof, petrov, bouma and carew out. also slightly unrealistic playing Scniejder on the left.
Stig
anyone know anyhting about FRED from lyon rumour.???????????????
GABBY16
meanin was it reliable?!
GABBY16
Lol Stig I know I was just trying to fit in all the rumours - just a different way of attempting a summary
Miss_Aston
Dudes, this is a summary of Alfonso Alves of Herenveen on Wikipedia.org: Afonso Alves also known as Alfonso Alves (born 30 January 1981) is a Brazilian footballer who currently plays for Heerenveen in the Dutch Eredivisie. Alves wears the number 12 shirt for Heerenveen and has scored 34 goals in 31 games in the Eredivisie in 2006/07, becoming the league's top scorer. Alves is subsequently attracting a great deal of attention. His combination of pace, movement and lethal finishing has caused a number of opponents problems this year and he has notched up an astonishing five hattricks. Afonso Alves began his career with Atletico Mineiro in Brazil but left South America at the age of 21. He was snapped up by Swedish outfit Orgryte IS and spent two years with the club before moving to Malmo FF for another two years. During his four years and 52 games in Sweden Afonso Alves scored an incredible 94 goals in 52 games. This record prompted Heerenveen to splash out a club record fee for the Brazilian (reported to be 4.5 million euros). As a result of breaking the club's record for a transfer fee, they are now very reluctant to let their star go depsite the reported interest from a number of English clubs, thought to be Manchester United, Chelsea, Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City. Combining Alves' scoring record in Sweden with his recent burst in Holland, the free kick specialist's goal tally since 2002 is 129 goals in 83 games. Afonso Alves' name is often mispelt Alfonso Alves. Watched him on Youtube.com also, mighty good!
koolbill
i hear osasuna are releasing milosevic. maybe we could sign him as backup for carew, hes' a better player now with bags of experience
fullygrownman
You mean 'Spit the dog'?
Gazvilla
Reo Coker would be a great signing, if he comes
pandapops
According to Newsnow, Cokers agent has said if Newcastle called he'd be there like a shot. Whilst the rumours are entertaining I must admit to a degree of frustration that when my hopes are raised somebody else appears to be the favourite. I think I'll have to ignore the rumour pages and watch sky as only solid rumours and done deals are reported. UPV :-(
Gazvilla
hopefully the transfers start getting under way now as O'neil has just come off holiday.
CPAVFC
Would rather we try buy kevin nolan than spend money on Joey barton think flamini from the arse would get in to our squad too
sk1nner80
According to Newsnow rumors Steven Davis has been made available for transfer
bluedose
The most worrying things I have seen are that we are interested in Paul Robinson (the guy is a serial womaniser, only has 1 leg and I only saw him today tied and bound after being kidknapped by Dylan Timmins!!). surely can't be true!!!!! Also, BBC, Sky Sports and Evening Mail all said we were interested in Stuart Parnaby!!! I hope that is journalistic rubbish as we need far better signings than him!!
Rickymeister
isn't spit the dog el hadji diouf in disguise?
fullygrownman
parnaby went to the scum haha. damn whats that fred rumour? he's one of the best possible targets
ric112
That Alfonso Alves looked useful against England.
Pking
anymore links today? i was thinkin earlierabout a team that push us on. This is wht ive come up with... Gordan, Bouma, Mellberg, Laursen, Jagielka, Young, Gardner, Reo-Coker, Barry, arew, Agbonlahor. I think this team has a good mixtue of youth and experience. UTV
CPAVFC
nah mate i think this one could challenge for champs league but i cant think of a centre bak so iv banged in a favourite.sooo... BORUC, BOUMA, COLOCCINI, MELLBERG, LUKE YOUNG,BARRY, REO COKER, BARTON AS YOUNG, CAREW , FRED! gabby moore petrov supersubs and worthy replacements. manu here we come NOT JOKIN.
GABBY16
Do you think okey kokey demands that the supporters idolise him. A few got on his back about poor performances and all of a sudden he cant handle it.We all know the toon really show their players the best support is that why he would go to them before us? Keano hated a lot of the manure fans and didnt give a toss about them.Perhaps that ssays something about okey kokeys character?
sk1nner80
well u say a few. 20,000 people shoutin ur not fit to wear the shirt reo-coker. is slightly harsh considerin its a team. id *****in love him. captained all of his clubs and england wat more do u want.. tooo picky
GABBY16
gabby16 your team is unrealistc
CPAVFC
we been linked wid all my friend. part from fabio but thts been explained. so it cant be unrealistic
GABBY16
sum crap rumous though aren't they ok barton reo coker young boruc but fred n coloccini what muppet made them up. and why leave gabby on the bench
CPAVFC
this is just a waste of time
myleftfoot
I think Coker would come to you, from what i've heard he has had enough of the way the fans treat him
pandapops
Sunday papers - our old friend Saviola to ManU, Henry to Barcelona, Bent to Spurs, Defoe back to West Ham who also want Everton's Arteta and Andy Johnson. And Villa, we are linked with... Wolves' Michael Kightly. Great stuff
Saurat
still feels like Dougs in charge, no signings, only talk of outgoing players, noises coming from villa park that season ticket sales are going thru the roof! oh and nearly forgot, the statement that we will be very excited by the signings that are coming,( keane, defoe, west brom, wolves players) seems like the same record being played, HAS HE REALLY LEFT! doesn't sound like it to me.
eltoro
calm down. only been a week since the transfer window opened. Papes are reporting that deals are going through this week. As for season tickets i found it very hard to get one in the Holte End.
CPAVFC
Its always hard to get one in the Holte!, dosn't mean they're flying of the press, and paper talk is b4llocks most of the time, its players we want not rumours, I don't know how old you are CPAVFC but I'm 44 and have been fed this cr4p long enough, hopefully I'm wrong, but you can't blame me for worrying
eltoro
Many deals have already been done for players that would have improved us and where were we ?? A lot of talk and no-action i`m afraid.
ASPINALL
im 15. but i think im being more mature and talking more sense than you eltoro. One week has only passed, look at the time when we bought carew and young. We will get quality players in, it's just a matter of time.
CPAVFC
Been on my hols for a week in the Jungle. In a nutshell, what's been going on?
tarzan
Just read on SSN that Newcastle will sign Barton tomorrow. Not good.
Miss_Aston
That's great news for us, he's rubbish and trouble. Think's he's way better than he really is.
tarzan
Can`t agree,he would have been great for us but one that got away. ( again )
ASPINALL
Parker just signed for West Ham so Reo-Coker may happen unless someone else fancies him.
ASPINALL
Book Mark - for tomorrow
myleftfoot
CPAVFC, being more mature has nothing to do with it, and neither is talking sense, im talking about the past and present you arrogant little tit, your talking about the future, and as we all know that can't be predicted, so shut the pie hole and get with whats happened so far, nothing, zero, read what i said again and understand what i was talking about, the past I.E. last year ,last week, yesterday, NOT next week, get with the programme!
eltoro
And as if by magic Barton signs for Newcastle, another one bites the dust, enough said
eltoro
ooooooooooooo keep your knickers on... Haha you make me laugh eltoro... Getting all het up over something a 15 year old says, then giving him abuse, god you must be sad. Get with the Programme!
CPAVFC
Hopefull Reo-Coker becomes ours now. Perhaps if we get a player like him more can follow. The rght back posistion is bothering me as i think jagielka is over priced but young is fairly average. Who else is there for the right back spot?
CPAVFC
course i'm sad! do u still not get it, and why are u still up at 9 o'clock when its school tomorrow,
eltoro
Like i havn't heard that before. So orginal. i dont see what there is too get really. Your moaning about something that does't have to be moaned about. I think it's funny you have nothing better to do.
CPAVFC
barton looks like a newcastle player. another one slips thru. and we do nufin. i sorry we get linked but everyone else is makin offers while MARTIN ******** O'NEIL DOES NUFIN! unles he pulls one out the bag or snaps barton at the last hurdle we are gonna get no one and lose 8-0 to inter milan. god another oppurtunity by illa gone too late. west ham and newcastle are ew on the block. ahhhhh! .sorry im rather peed off at the same old story.
GABBY16
Barton isn't that good, I'd prefer Davis every time instead of having that low life wear the colours of claret and blue. As has been said before, if we'd done half what he's been up to, we'd be fired on the spot. Parker is being signed by a manager who knows him well, but quite a risk for a pie eating player, who seems to like going roung kicking other players.
tarzan
Bellamy is going to Celtic, he wants cups, titles and CL football. Refreshing change if you ask me. He's made it clear he doesn't want to join us. I'm not upset, he's injury prone and we shouldn't be paying premium price for top 4 cast offs.
tarzan
hehe thats a hilarious argument. that could be your kid's mate eltoro.
ric112
the thing with barton is he is a thug who has gone to a thug team. bellamy is a bit of a thug as well, but he scores. reo-coker would fit in nicely. the one concern is MON does not seem to look that far away for talent, the links are almost always from obvious places. there is plenty of talent out there, let's go find it.
leftfoot
reo coker is way better than barton and hopefully that rumour comes true soon. MON is back from hols this week so lets give him a little time to get the ball rolling, he promised us signings and i for one beleive he will deliver. as long as one signing isn't that muppet bellemy. eltoro seems to me you would want to quit living in the past and look to the future. its people like you with negitive attitudes that aren't needed. so stop fighting with a child and support the club and the manager not bitch like a little bitch.
paddy-villian
bookmark - for tomorrow
myleftfoot
I know RIC112, he's a cheeky little sod, i'm already wound up with the lack of activity,and i'm getting it in the neck from a 15 yr old, still he keeps me on my toes, keep up the good work CPAVFC
eltoro
PADDY- VILIAN, I wrote something naughty earlier but its been removed! so i will say it nicely this time, don't ever talk to me about the villa untill you SPELL *VILLAN* correctly. ok. is that better Mr Fear
eltoro
Well said eltoro.
chris the villan
Right lets start again, 1st. I never come on this site and start slagging other VILLANS of when they have voiced there concerns, I only do this when they have something rude to say to me. PADDY VILLIAN take note, you called me a little bitch, so I respond, but there was no need to have a go, you could have said don't worry mate,things should start to happen, and all this nastiness would have been avoided, you call bellamy a muppet and say Reo corker is better than Barton and thats your opinion, and your entitled to that, whats not right is if i come on here and start mouthing of at you because I don't agree, at the end off the day I was letting of steam about MY team, I'm not living in the past, but has you know its the only thing we can draw on. and reading other posts on here I'm not the only one, at the end of my post I wrote, * HOPEFULLY IM WRONG, BUT YOU CANT BLAME ME FOR WORRYING* well its obvious you can because you did, I meant no one any harm when I wrote that, but you have taken it upon yourself's to get involved, and secondly, please next time your out in town don't get involved in someone else's conversation and call them a little bitch, because you'll wake up feeling very sore!..........GO ON THE VILLA
eltoro
thanks chris the villan
eltoro
Barton is a disgrace full stop. I don't want anyone wearing claret and blue who stubs out cigars in people's faces. My arguments about Bellamy going to Celtic hold true, the guy wants to win things. He could go back to the Toon for 80k per week. We should not buy top 4 cast off so they can then bid for our best players (e.g. Saha, Smith, Crouch) - they won't sell us any real quality, look at the recent SWP situation. Ourselves and Spurs are leading the way here , by signing on and rewarding our best performers (e.g. Barry, Keane, Gabby and Berbatov). The test will come when and if we start challenging for honours.
tarzan
I noticed Sunderland are after the West Brom player we're in for.
tarzan
sneijder is not going to valencia and is now open again. gd news! o'neil may try again
GABBY16
4 days into the transfer window and 2.5 months to go and all you lot can do is moan about lack of activity. Clubs are getting rid of deadwood that have served a purpose. I'm sure if MON wants a player we'll be going for it, but's it's not just about what MON wants it's also what the player wants and if they don't want to join the Villa then why should we bend over backwards to sign them?
Hoss The Villain
every one needs to chill the feck out.We will sign new quality players rumors are just that RUMORS.It could be worse guys we could be Battleing it out with Wigan and Bolton for the amazing Sibierski!!!!!!!!
sk1nner80
exactly. why should we care if a few players have transferred and we have no news? so long to go, plenty of players to choose from. besides that i'd like to see some players come from the continent instead of from west brom or celtic. who starts some of these rumours? - koumas is a liar, i don't believe we are in for him. paul robinson??? haha whatever
ric112
hahahahahahahah you's really are a pathetic bunch of losers! Lets be honest you will win ***** all next year so dont get your hopes up. No infact, please get him up so when you's are mauled 5-0 by chelsea and Man Utd next year i will come onto this page and laugh in your faces wile we lift more and more and more silverware. Its quite pathetic that you rely on other clubs to maintain your status, Man U Chelsea Arsenal and Liverpool are feeding you via gate tikcets etc. Without them you's would be *****ed! On the ohter hand since we are actaully a massive club other *****e clubs in the SPL rely on us. It dosent bother us but, we have a massive feeling of superiorty towards inferior sides and rightly so we are a bigger and better club. I hear that colin nish is looking for a new side. yous can have him, he sums up your ambition in general! Have you ever heard the cry "championees" it goes something like this: "Championees,Championees" Oh thats right, you dont hear songs that that song at Villa. Woops!
rk1888
ok then
son_of_cher
rk1888 - read my comments earlier, re: Bellamy. We know the gap is large to the top 4, just how the media would like it. I don't care about England, Celtic, Man U, Chelski or Redscouse - I only care about the team I support. It's some of the arrogant fans of the top 4 who can't except that fact. These idiots don't like any form of competition and will soon find out there's other teams around: with ourselves, Spurs and West Ham now investing heavily, with good management and most importantly not selling our best players to them (in return for thier cast offs) - we can hopefully try and create some form of competition and excitement into the four horse race for trophies. Good luck for next season by the way.
tarzan
I will take back my comments only because Tarzan seems to be the only decent fan on this thing.
rk1888
eltoro i didnt call you a bitch, i said stop fighting with a child and not to bitch like a little bitch. you did say hopefully your wrong and im sure the lack of activaty in the transfer market is getting to us all, but lets give it til july to start to get worried. and villian was a type error and it was to late to change, i'm sure if you read back your post you will find a few. bellemy is still a muppet and d bent would cost about the same and be ten times the player. bremen said they would listen to offers for klose of around 12million euros worth a look?
paddy-villian
I can remember the Baros and Beattie frustration - believe me, that was far worse (desperate)!
tarzan
Whats Happening eltoro long time no speak. Your a legend really. Im tryin to keep away from all the speculation but i just can't. I want reo-coker but at the end of the day i feel who ever MON gets in he'll be a gem. WE love eltoro say we love eltoro
CPAVFC
i say you both should shut up argueing, Im 15 too didnt know there was other 15 year olds on here, never the less villa i hope will sign 7 good to star quality players and we deffinetly need a right winger or push petrov out there because i dont think young is ready, striker RB GK and a hard man in the middle and only get rid of players out of contract or give them pay as you play contracts and sell the likes of DJ-DJ nd ~S.Taylor/Sorensen and one or too more that are not good enough or will not be happy to play in the reserves or second fiddle to our starting team my ideal team would be Gordan/Taylor(Sorensen) Young(average 2 seasons then get a better one)/Hughes Mellberg/Cahill Davies/Laursen/Ridge Bouma/Portugese U21 (i forget his name) Milner/Young Petrov/Davis Reo-Coker/Gardener Barry./Maloney Carew Bent Gabby Moore Top 6 team i think UTV!!!
Newman
Hi CPAVFC seems like we've started the whole world arguing, still its better than sitting at home waiting for signings ;)
eltoro
paddy I do agree I don't want bellamy at the villa either, and Bent is class, so I shall try to be a good boy and relax, but for the love of god Villa just sign someone please! and can't take much more from the yids.
eltoro
True. I were'nt argueing then though if that what you thought. I just want a signing though now. I cant wait!
CPAVFC
Read Deano's post on the other thread - it applies some logic to all this madness. We do need a goalie.
tarzan
Has anyone watched craig Gordan. All i know is that hes scotland's number 1. REports are sayng that west ham are going for barton aswell now.
CPAVFC
rk1888 ambition i hear you say are you having a laugh,does chris killen ring any bells 2 you?i will remind you if you cant remember,he is that top class centre forward you have just signed of hibs under the noses of them other giants cardiff and a host of championship clubs!lol. on the other hand we will wait and see who we sign this summer but be clear they will be a hell of alot better than whoever you sign,mostly because we will be spending 30 million pounds upwards on top class players(which celtic do not have by the way)to go along with players of the same quality in our side already who would ***** all over your *****ty league(eg.barry,carew,laursen,young,agbonlahor,petrov,maloney and mellberg etc).so dont come on here talking bollox about villas lack of ambition and concentrate on your own club's lack of it,seriously like i would.personally i would only have boruc out of your side and thats being honest and on the other hand not even counting the players i have mentioned above these are some of our players who cant get a regular game for us who would all walk onto the celtic side like davis,moore,cahill,hughes and ridgewell. so wind your own neck in before you come on here spouting your blinkered bitter bollox as per usual. UTV
Belfast Villain
Spot on,Belfast Villain.
Pking
sibierski just signed foe wigan another one we missed out on LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hampshire villian
along with bramble champions league here they come WOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO
hampshire villian
Wigan must be the new ewcastle sign a few crap layers then buy a exelent player whatch now they buy someone like Bent and that bramble will be class for them btw this is a joke.! i really want bent to come to us we should make an offer they cant refuse and pay him about £57,000 a week (isnt carew earning that??) Bent and a fully fit carew unstopable spesh from young/milner and barry/maloney suppling the balls and crosses!
Newman
Belfast calm down mate
tarzan
bokkmark 3 - c u tomorrow
myleftfoot
tarzan mate been holding that one in 4 a while,just sick of reading all the comments on this page about celtic this and celtic that,also not having people downgrade our club 4 no reason but because they are bored and bitter,i stand by everything i have said.it is a rumour page for our club aston villa and NOT celtic i am afraid plus have you seen some of the bollox on the vital celtic about villa,laughable to say the least. UTV
Belfast Villain
nail. head. well said BV.
nycVillan
bookmark 4 - back soon
myleftfoot
Yes,indeed rk1888 is a typical plastic !! Wonder if he could give us his seat number ? I would rather stick dog poo in my eyes than have to watch the SPL as it is total Mickey Mouse,top hole BV.
ASPINALL
Wesley Sneijder still hasn't left Ajax. Transfer to Valencia fell thru at weekend according to Skysports. Come on MO'N.
Quania
Is MO'N still on holidays?
Pking
Morning (just). News hot off the Celtic press (Should amuse my friend Belfast) "Alright lads, I have a good source from the media that Craig Bellamy is almost a done deal for Aston Villa which as not great news . Yeah heard that too along with Crouch to Newcastle and Eto to Liverpool." - Seems that Celtic isn't as bigger fish as they claim then? Wesley Sneijder would be majestic, I believe MON & scouting team must have "options" for each position so we can say to a club "here's our offer, take it, or we'll take our money elsewhere".
tarzan
back page evening mail say we are in for scneijder
Stig
http://icbirmingham.icnetwork.co.uk/mail/villa/tm_headline=dutch-midfielder-back-on-villa-s-radar%26method=full%26objectid=19248098%26siteid=50002-name_page.html
bazzah
Nathan Delfouneso has signed.
JolOut.NoIn.NoOut
If we are in for Sneijder I feel Ajax will accept £10m for him (and we can throw in Lee Hendrie for a sweetener!) - just hope MO'N can convince the lad that he (Sneijder) and Villa are destined for big things! I read reports the other day that MO'N is also keeping an eye on PSVs Brazilian goalkeeper as well....?? If the Sneijder deal happens, it will the biggest deal the club has ever seen in terms of stature - I'd regard it to be the biggest transfer since Collymore.
bazzah
Bigger than Mark Kinnsella?
sk1nner80
haha,tarzan dont you get me started again! haha.wouldnt mind bellamy for a decent price like 6 or 7 mill and i fully agree with all the posts about sneidjer,what a world class signing that would be,it would also get certain clubs 2 sit up and take notice of us once and for all if they havent already.exciting times indeed lads,we just need 2 have patience through the summer.in martin and randy we must trust.UTV
Belfast Villain
Bellamy has loyalty clauses in his contract (1 year etc.) so don't expect any action until July 1st unless we have other options up front, but several sources have said it's a done deal. Also it's well known MON has been in talker with Coker BUT that deal can't be concluded until after the U21's tournament, unless we have bigger fish to fry i.e. Sneijder!
tarzan
Its just been annouced on SSN that MON has enquired about Shunsuke Nakamura! Would be a great signing but can't see them agreeing to let him go. I'd pefer Sneijder anyway.
DixonTheVillain
It's good to have options I suppose!
tarzan
Dixon, this must be a wind up, we don't want any more angry Celtic fans on our site.
tarzan
breaking news on ssn,villa make 7 mill bid for reo coker! think we all knew that anyway!
Belfast Villain
He's been in talks too. Must depend on the possible Parker transfer. I wish Sniejder was coming.
tarzan
Tarzan, I swear. It was just annouched. It was only an enquiry though.
DixonTheVillain
can we leave celtic alone a bit.i mean snap up atrur boruc and then get outta there!
GABBY16
I dont mind Celtic players as they all have experance in the champions league near enough all of our young squad dont have and they aint the worst players in the world and would improve our squad sign boruc Mcgready and Naka and then we should go else were we might aswell use our links while we have got them im not soo sure about Naka though i heard on the Celtic site his 29 soo wouldnt have time to adapt to the premiership but our global shirt sales and more people would support and we all know were the money comes from these days Japan oh and randy lerners pocket! hehe
Newman
q vital celtic erupting yet again! funny stuff have to say! lol. not so sure about naka,dont know whether he would cut it in prem although shirt sales would go through the roof,so for that reason alone,sign him up! UTV
Belfast Villain
eltoro glad to see we agree on the muppet. reo coker for £7mil not bad, naka is good worth a look and just the start hopefully. SNEIJDER PLEASE AND NO TO BELLEMY can you start that as an article?
paddy-villian
If Bellamy comes does that mean the new kit wont have a collar because he has no neck and has his shirts made with out them.Its true its true its true.
sk1nner80
haha true, he has a neck like gladstone small. what happened to the de jong rumour? im guessing that was utter tripe from tribal football yet again. lets hope not.
ric112
coker has looked good for under 21s as to has Ash Young.though he is getting lumps kicked out of him.Should have won 2pens.
sk1nner80
Correction Young is destroying these minnows.Makes me proud to be a villa man.
sk1nner80
agreed skinner80,how good was ashley there,absolutely amazing performance.i am so glad he plays for villa.he is going to destoy premiership teams next year when he fully settles like he was towards end of season,only even better. *****in fantastic signing and a bargain already at 9 mill. UTV
Belfast Villain
Young was brilliant for the last few away games of the season. He a brilliant attitude and two great feet.
tarzan
Belfast Villain is a legend.I wonder what part of Belfast your from mate ;D
Pking
Did you see Ash and Coker frolicking together at the end?
Gazvilla
haha,pking they all love me really! friendly banter on that site 4 me is a defo no no! o i hope we sign naka now,just to ***** them off even further if thats possible! lol. UTV
Belfast Villain
yes did gaz,think they are having a not so secret affair them 2! reo be a quality signing in my view. but young was absolutely out of this world,he played like a brazilian in that 2nd half! if anybody missed that,i recommend strongly to view 2day when it is repeated on ss.UTV
Belfast Villain
bookmark 5 -- c u next time(s)
myleftfoot
It was 'The Ashley Young Show'..... it was interesting to see him having the craic with Reo towards the end aswell !!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
I just love this quote from Sporting Life about the Reo O'key Cokey transfer dealings. It just sums up the professionalism at our club now and how it's really frustrating the press, no wonder they have stopped writing about us now, they have no idea what's going on :o) "Villa are maintaining their normal stance of refusing to comment on transfer speculation."
Villain Of The North
I cant wait to hear Villa errupt into a chourus of.....'''NIGEL RE-COKER, NIGEL REO-COKER, LALA LA LAAAAA, LALA LA LAAAAAAA''!!!!! Or......... ''His name is Reo and he dances on the sand Just like that river twists across a dusty land. And when he shines he really shows you all he can. Oh Reo Reo dance across the Reo Grande His name is Reo he don't need to understand I might find him if I'm looking like I can Oh Reo Reo hear them shout across the land'' !!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
that was Duran Duran by the way for anyone born after 81'
Stig
ASHLEY YOUNG WAS AMAZING! never seen him play that well. now we know why we paid that and how gd did i feel that he was a villa player! yes mate! sneijder and coker wid young and barry all we ned now is to make that deeeefense water tight and maybe 1 goalscoring machineUTV!
GABBY16
Anybody got firm rumours? VOTH? Seen any baby Bentleys at VP?
tarzan
If snyd and bellend along wit okey cokey come in thats a healthy investmant of about 23/25mill we still need a bit of depth and so will stick my neck out and say i would be happy wit bringing in Robinson/Mcshane/young.No new rumors from me but then again i just pluck them out my ass anyway!
sk1nner80
fingers crossed about sneijder. id pay him a fiver a week on top of what villa offer him if necessary, to lure him to the villa. he'll be wearing the claret and blue in no time! come on!
ric112
What about a goalie then? There's definitely one on MON's list and we definitely need one. Craig Gordon would be my choice now Foster is crocked.
tarzan
Anyone else on an intravenous drip to newsnow?
tarzan
Actually through newsnow, the independant says that ajax want 15 million euros for sneijder wich refers to £10.2 million. i say thats a bargain. Hows maloney and Gordan doing for scotland?
CPAVFC
sneijder at 10 is a bargain agreed CPAVFC. i dont care if petrov weren in the team if wesley is the one keepinj him out. but i wud prefer BORUC to GORDON. boruc is like a cech and proved he can cut it in rem wen he saved cltic from MAN U single handidly. FRED from lyon next tocarew and we'd be pushing for fourth or 3rd place considerin wat bolton were doin wid there team. UTV!
GABBY16
maloney just scored a wonderful free kick cp mate,he is playing well. ssn linking us with a porto centre back,could be interesting as i have defo seen that link somewhere else in last fortnight which i cannot remember at mo. UTV
Belfast Villain
Get in there. Good to see villa players doing it now on the international stage.
CPAVFC
what a signing sneijder would be..! On another subject is there any news on the renaming of the witton road stand and any of the others, I remember Mr Lerner saying a few months back that he may look at sponsoring each stand (Nike stand) etc...would give us even more financial power to compete with the top 4
deemz
I think Boruc would want CL and maybe too much money. He has been linked with Milan and Arsenal. Man may bid now Foster is crocked too.
tarzan
bookmark -
myleftfoot
mellberg,carew,maloney all scored and think it was our petrov scored for bulgaria too(not 100 per cent sure of that though!).all that on top of ashleys performance last night,*****in fantastic stuff,our international players doing us proud! UTV
Belfast Villain
Hitzlehammer scored for Germany...... how annoying and short-sighted was DOL to let him go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The guy's on fire.
Gazvilla
Can't blame the lad Hitz for leaving at the time - he's been proven right in terms of making a decent impact for one of his home clubs, and also starting to cement himself a place in the Germany squad...I do like him, although I do still suspect he may be somewhat of a one-trick-pony....SHOOOOOOOOOT!!
YatesyVillain
If we could sign one striker right about now, i'd fly back from Singapore and drive the fella to VP myself....Dean Ashton....nasty injury he had, but if he picks up where he left off I can see WHam making a massive improvement next season....and I would far prefer it was us watching him bang them in Shearer-style...if WHam end up signing Defoe or A.Johnson then why not make a move??
YatesyVillain
guess who is now surprisingly in for sneijder now! FRICKING TOTTENHAM.! anytime we want a player they want him tooo. grrrr they're making me angry why cant they just ***** offf theyve got enough midfielders as it is!
GABBY16
Yeah, Tottenham and Portsmouth are the ones that steal our links.
AussieVilla
HAHAHA. Yes we have got alot of midfielders. But, who would you rather have in your starting team, Jenas or Sneijder? Is it even worth me asking that question. Also i am suprised at the figure that the papers are qouting, i thought it would be around £12 million but the papers are only sayin £7 million. IMO a bargain for whoever gets him.
OneAaronLennon
Ferrrkk off. Only kidding. I want Reo, Nakamura, Bent, Curtis Davies and i think MON can get them all.
koolbill
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill has angrily dismissed suggestions that he is set to bring Celtic midfielder Shunsuke Nakamura to the Premiership. Reports this week have linked the Northern Irishman with a raid on his former club for the highly-rated Japan international. But O'Neill insists there is no chance the former Reggina player will be part of his summer restructuring at Villa Park. "Speculation is part and parcel of football, especially at this time of year - we all know that," he told the club's website www.avfc.co.uk. "I wouldn't normally respond to a specific rumour, but on this occasion I feel I have to. "Neither myself, nor anybody else at the football club has shown any interest in this particular player, nor indeed anyone at Celtic Football Club. "Let me tell you categorically, it is a load of complete tosh. I have not been near Celtic for the player and I won't be. "I think people in the media simply guess about which type of player this manager or that manager wants and, in my case, make the connection with Celtic and comes up with fantasy. I'm really pretty fed up with it." AND SO SAY ALL OF US! GO ON THE VILLA
eltoro
ONE ARRON LEMON, I wouldn't want any one at the villa who has been at spurs! if hes not good enough for u then he's certianly not good enough for us! HIGHH FIVEE you are a retard, yes!
eltoro
eltoro, would you care to re-read what i said please. Gabby said that Spurs do not need Sneijder as we have many midfielders, i responded by saying; Who would you rather have in your starting team, Jenas or Sneijder? Meaning, put yourself in Tottenham's position and who would you rather have!!! Think before you post.
OneAaronLennon
I am a retard yes! lmao highh fivee
eltoro
Bring back Big John Fashanu
evoflash
agreed! get the tshirts printed
eltoro
I would to be link Thomas Hitzlsperger . I wish he didn't leave.
AntVillaforLife
Any update on NRC?
tarzan
BBC have got their footy page updated with the newly promoted teams......and the table back in alphabetical order......WE'RE SECOND!!!! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_prem/default.stm
evoflash
Well?
tarzan
OAL, how's it going buddy? You must be pleased that we are challenging you in the transfer market. If you keep all your players, and teams like ourselves, West Ham & Everton take more points off the top 4, can only be good for you. What do you reckon to Bale? I must young Asley has been really exciting for us, I think you missed out.
tarzan
Whats goin on with okey cokey?Im stratin to get the feelin that this aint gonna happen.
Pking
i have the feelin the reo transfer is going to turn into a saga
Stig
To be fair, the reason it feels like a saga is that the club won't comment on any possible transfer moves (real ones). As it gives us fans false hope. We should think about other targets such as a RB & goalie.
tarzan
I am very happy with the signing of Gareth Bale. It shows that we can compete with the big boys for players. And Young is beginning to show why Villa payed nearly £10 million for him, recently he has been on fire!!!
OneAaronLennon
My buddy is a spud, and is quite worried about Man U's crusade in the media in trying to unsettle Berbatov, he was going to send his season ticket back if you flogged him. Have you heard anything about NRC down the smoke?
tarzan
West Ham want 8m for reo-coker i think? Scott Parker has signed for the hammers today so we should be able complete the sigining of reo soon. At first i was a bit unsure about him, but he will fit in well with our other under 21 stars we already have.
son_of_cher
So then chaps,who is Sneijder going to choose then hey...??Mediocre,no europe,long ball merchants Villa or top 4 chasing,european football,exponents of the beautiful game Spurs.........??He he he.........................
chalky76
west ham are****s. they paid 7 nfor parker why cant they jus say yes to or 7 get tthere money bak and ***** off. jeez is it me or are all other clubs ********s hahahaah
GABBY16
Mmmmm - chalky, wonder how much football you actually watch? Or do you just like talking about it so people think you are a real man..... So then chaps, which manager is Sneijder going to choose then hey... the jolly, inept Pie Eater or the Demi God with football coursing through his veins?
CLVilla
Chalky you should learn from OneAaronLennon on how to show respect to other teams... If not no one will respect you on this site, your becoming quite unpopular already!
bluedose
bookmark. Why? I don't know really - maybe I'm going mad
myleftfoot
West ham are prob just stallin to ***** off NRC and the fact they dont need the money to fund any of their spending means they can ***** us around.
sk1nner80
BLUEDOSE, don't have a go at CHALKY76, its taken us a while to warm to OAL, he used to come on here and slag us of, so don't get *****ty with other villans, it's taken a while to get back on track with him. be warned, or its you that will become unpopular!
eltoro
Wham may have money - and they are certainly splashing it about - hope they aren't another leeds utd for their sakes
myleftfoot
Okey Cokey goes to the euro champs 2moro as far as i know.He'll play aq blinder,his value will go up 3-4 mil and more teams will be in for him.Just watch.
Pking
sorry BLUEDOSE i've just realised that CHALKY76 is a yid, I take it all back, what a f4ckin retard you are CHALKY76, bluedose is right OAL is one grownup guy compard to u you are a retard yes......................... f4ck, OAL i've done it again m8, not reading the post's proper, I do apologise m8, sorry, have a word with the other spurs fans let them know every things sweet on here now.
eltoro
linked with mertesacker! haha but ive learned you see...that could well mean **** all. but anyone who knows who he is would surely be excited too.
ric112
o k?According to tribalfootball ''Spirs rival Villa for Harewood''
Pking
Anyone thats been getting sh4t over on the celtic site, I've just posted this responce to there constant bullsh4t about the villa and how they sh4t all over English clubs in th CL. it reads as "Right lets get this sorted once and for all, you have won 4 times against English clubs and lost 3 times against English clubs over 2 legs, hardly f4cking them over, as you put it, and to make things worse, if your going off games played, or competition's entered, you're second to RANGERS, but before u say they haven't won anything, u have won no more than the VILLA, so f4ckin leave it eh!" thought you might be interested. GO ON THE VILLA
eltoro
Will do that eltoro. Tribal posts aload of s***. I also read the article "Spurs rival Villa for Harewood" LOL, what a joke. Neither team needs him and he has proven that he is not good enough for the Premiership, and at £4 million!!! Now that would be a rip off. For clubs that have high ambitions surely the press could do better than linking Spurs and Villa to one of the worst strikers in the Premiership!!! Sneijder sounds better.
OneAaronLennon
all i have to say is very good and funny eltoro and oal strangely im starting to like you,you do talk plenty of sense when you arn't winding us up mate i will give you that though i think you really do have villa veins that you dont want to admit! lol. UTV
Belfast Villain
According to this mornings press it seems that Spurs have edged closer to signing Sneijder as we are prepared to meet Ajax's £10.2 million asking price for him. Villa will probably meet the price aswell so it comes down to the player and who he wants to go to. Does he want UEFA cup football this season, to work under a Dutch manager and try to help us qualify for the CL? Or does he want great training ground facilities, bigger stadium, ambitions of qualifying for Europe and a worldwide known manager? That's up to him. I don't mean to cause no arguments but i really hope Spurs pip Villa on this occasion.
OneAaronLennon
And another point, no hard feelings should Spurs or Villa get him yeah!!!
OneAaronLennon
Sneijder, going nowhere. Club is quite willing to hold on to him for now. He has regular cl exp with Ajax. Don't be surprised to see him go to Barcelona with Rjykard is a big fan!
myleftfoot
Good honest point OAL. It will be interesting.
Dannygav
I think it was a big mistake not tie up the Reo-Coker deal before he went away on International duty. The longer you leave it, the more time you give other parties to join the race. In MON I trust, but I must admit it's bloody frustrating not having signed anyone yet!
DixonTheVillain
Gavin McCann supposedly will sign for Bolton today for 2 million squid. A good bit of business IMO.
Equatorialvilla
Nah mate one mill.He has been a good signing for us hope when he returns to VP he gets thereception he decserves.
sk1nner80
We may still be able to get Okey Cokey if wham stop p1ss1n about does bolton take mccann signal the loss of one of their regular ctr mid players Kev Nolan anyone?Prob following big sam.Jageilka is ment to have a release clause of 4 mill think he would be worth a try papers reckon everton are his fav but who knows?
sk1nner80
mon isnt stupid enough to let mccan leave without having back up.
Stig
one mil + add ons that could reach to 2 mil. yeah i thought he did a good job. solid and reliable, but never likely to stand out as man of the match. with all these players leaving, o'neill is blatantly gonna bring in A LOT of new players, despite saying there would be no clearout. im quite happy if he removes the deadwood so long as players like davis and moore go nowhere.
ric112
one mil + add ons that could reach 2 mil. hes been solid for us, never stands out but was reliable. with all these players leaving, o'neill is blatantly gonna bring in A LOT of new players, despite saying there would be no clearout. id be happy if he removed the deadwood, so long as players like davis and moore remain.
ric112
With McCann sold to Bolton i find it very strange that WHU are saying that no official bid has been put in for NRC. With NRC now in Holland for the U21 championships it is going to be harder to get him signed and we may well have to wait until we get knocked out or it has finished which if he has a decent tournament will push the price up and allow other teams to bid..! It may well be that WHU wanted this to happen by saying no bid has been put in or MON is going all out for Sneijder.
deemz
 

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