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So Who Will Villa Sign Pt 3

The third installment of our summer long gossip column!

We've already had 620 rumours, arguments and links! So Who Will Villa Sign Pt 2 - 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!)

So Far.

Out:

Jlloyd Samuel
Gavin McCann
Lee Hendrie
Robert Olejnik
Stephen Henderson

In:

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 8 2007

Time: 3:46PM

Your Comments

Are we to believe WHU when they say no bid has been made for NRC or are they just stalling so other clubs can bid and the price goes up..? (especially if he has a good tounament) this would be strange when you look at the amount of money they have been throwing around especially on wages..! so maybe MON is going all out for Sneijder..!
deemz
Hey, lets dream a little dream and say both !
The Fear
At this stage, I reckon we're looking at 5 players coming in. I know certain players have already been released that is leading people to believe we may be signing more, but we haven't let anybody go we'll be uncomfortable being without and for me, the rest of the summer is now about quality rather than quantity. As such, we're looking at a goalkeeper (most likely Craig Gordon), a right back (most likely Luke Young), two midfielders (Nigel Reo-Coker and one other - possibly Wesley Sneijder) and a striker (most likely Craig Bellamy or Jermaine Defoe). I think most people would be pretty happy with that scenario.
Alec
Crikes,i wish you would take Defoe from us,he"s ropey beyond belief...!!Nothing more than a overhyped Vassell.............As for Sneijder...??Well lets just say its highly unlikely that Villa will win that race.........
chalky76
It wouldn't suprise me if neither club is actually chasing Sneijder. All sounds like paper bull to me.
bluedose
Back from school Chalky. How are things in Hackney?
Dannygav
Chalky, do you get joy out of annoying people? It seems to be the same on Vital Spurs. All you talk about half the time is Defoe, yet he has still scored 18 goals this season being third choice striker. Don't be such a pessimist.
OneAaronLennon
I hope that paper I read o nthe Villa site is false Surely Spurs dont want him
Christo
Hot news - A reliable friend saw MON and Defoe in the Birmingham Marriot this week have a cosy chat.................?
Gazvilla
How reliable is your friend Gazvilla? Do you think it would be a good buy for Villa? And for how much money? According to someone on Vital Spurs it says on Wikipedia that Sneijder was spotted in a Hilton hotel with Daniel Levy (Spurs chairman)!!! Was probably talking a load of s*** but i really hope that it is true. Even if Sneijder don't end up at Spurs i would like to see him come to the Premiership, we want all the best players in the World playing in England.
OneAaronLennon
I DON'T want Bellamy, I want Luke Moore alongside Carew. IDON'T want Reo Coker , I want Craig Gardner in the team, he is class. I DO want a tight squad with competition for places but no big money signings that have to be played just because we've spent big - when they are not as good as our youngsters. Too much rubbish is spoken about not bringing youngsters on too soon, but Moore and Gardner are good enough now. Arsenal, Man Utd etc don't leave out their youth if they are good enough. If Luke Moore is not considered god enough now at 21 or whatever he is then he never will be good enough. Give him a long run. All the best teams win things by playing with a consistent team. Without Euro football we cannot keep too many top quality players happy on the bench. Disruption and grumples will do no good. Thus yes please Craig Gordon, a right back and one top class midfielder if we can get one - and that will be enoughi n my mind for MON to take us into Europe. Buy more than we need and we will miss out.
stennyvilla
Its called banter OAL & as for Defoe i cant even believe there are people that still rate him,18 goals yes but against who....??Dannygav-How are things in the bottom half of the table..??Also i dont see too much bankrolling happening from your Yankee Dood Sugar Daddy...??He he he................
chalky76
Sneijder is going to either barca or madrid - There are so many dutch connections at both clubs and perhaps 2 of the biggest if not the best clubs in the world. If Sneijder is such a fantastic player then why aren't other clubs queing up for him? As MON would say TOSH! and a load of it too. Just wish we'd hurry up and sign someone because the squad size is shrinking.
myleftfoot
The Defoe source is excellent but why would MON want to conduct his business in the open like that? It doesn't make sense to me.
Gazvilla
all I want at the moment is Wesley and Bentley would do nicely aswell
Christo
Not keen on Defoe and was glad keane re-signed for spurs. I think theres plenty of time for MON to pull some surprises out the hat ala when Carew arrived. Mertzecker or Alves would be a nice start though with a Sneijder topping...
villain76
why not eider gudjohnson if thats how you spell it , top class ,can cut it in the premiership and what a front line
atkinson villa
with cerew i mean
atkinson villa
villian76-Robbie Keane is top notch goods with an outstanding football brain for both creating & scoring goals at both club & international level.His slick showing in the 2002 World Cup Finals clearly shows that,as does the fact he had commanded £38mill of transfer fees by the age of 23 & is fast approaching 100 gls for Tottenham & still only 26 yrs old..........I bet you if Keane had been in your side last year then you wouldnt of only picked up 1 more win than Sheffield Utd,thats for certain....!!
chalky76
Jesus mate,do you just trawl the Internet looking for any comment on spurs and respond with b@llocks?? You spurs fans are just deluded and remind me of them annoying tw*ts in the boozer spewing out random ****e hoping people will listen,why are you bothering us?we couldn`t care about you-it`s boring.
ASPINALL
lol my Dad is on Vital Spurs somewhere and he must be the only one because he dont drink
Christo
Nothing is certain in this world but I'm maintaining the faith that we will end up with a bigger squad at the start of the season than at the end of the previous one. Keanne was just paper talk and the same goes for Defoe. I would have thought Nugent as cover for Carew would be worth a gamble?? I don't see the point in signing Bellemy as we have Gabby who I believe is faster and has 20 goals in him. Then there is Moore and with the right service could also have 20 golas in him. Just hope we start signing players soon.
myleftfoot
Let`s be honest Carew,Gabby,Luke,Maloney and Sutton if fit would cover forward area through a season,if Sutton retires then i can see us going for a similar type (Mido/Beattie etc) We also have a reserve/youth system which we can call upon,if we get Reo-Coker and a right-back of top-quality then i`d be fairly confident of decent season.
ASPINALL
Aspinall, I agree. We are fine up front. Would like a right back, centre half, Keeper and a few midfielders . Gordon, Lahm, Curtis Davies, Reo-Coker and Sneijder would do. £48 mil the lot?
Dannygav
That Lahm is quality,not sure about Gordon at all as SPL is crud and Sneijder will go to Spurs.
ASPINALL
It's quite funny how we are saying we sign a player now we've lst ropey Maccan, who wasn't in or plans anway
tarzan
i seen according to official site the headlines 'treble swoop' and near ***** my pants and said to myself this is 2 good 2 b true.yes i was right,we are in the process of signing 2 austrian kids and a swede all 16 years old! more quality for the youth academy i guess,has 2 be admired we have youngsters from all over europe already.we must be one of the best academys in britain with the players we produce and have produced. UTV
Belfast Villain
We've let 5 players go already with probably more to follow. MON said he doesnt want to be in the same situation as last season with a small squad. I reckon we will sign about 8-10 players this summer. Some will be quality (hopefully!) others willl be decent squad players (better than mccann etc) to act as cover.
son_of_cher
Id rather we bide our time and sign decent players.
Pking
Linked to De Jong again. Can anyone spread any light? I've never heard of him.
DixonTheVillain
Wikipedia says... Nigel de Jong (born November 30, 1984 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland) is a Dutch football player, currently playing for Hamburg. Nigel de Jong is the son of Dutch footballer Jerry de Jong. He began as a youth player for Ajax Amsterdam. In October 2002 he made his debut for Ajax's first team. He quickly made an impact and became a favourite with the fans. A versatile right-footed player, he was preferred choice in both midfield and defence but later on in his career he was sitting on the reserves bench more often than being in the starting line-up. In January 2006, he signed on with the German club Hamburger SV. He has since made a significant impact in the German Bundesliga by scoring a winning goal condemning Bayern Munich to their first defeat of any kind at Bayern's new home ground. On March 31, 2004 Nigel de Jong made his debut with the Netherlands national football team in a friendly game against France. He was overlooked for the squad that went to play in Euro 2004, and missed the 2006 World Cup with a knee injury. Another ajax product. Sounds alright, but know nothing of him. Any links to the new kit yet?
villain76
on youtube i just watched some footage of hm and he look decent. I think that he's a defensive mid. do you think that were going to go back to 4-3-3 perhaps with de jong holding and NRC and Barry further forward
CPAVFC
Jong has been injured and out for nearly two seasons in total - not a god buy. Sneijder and NRC would be great.
koolbill
i think he'll be a good buy. i heard that hamburg want 2 million for him and he's only 22. On the official villa website NRC is talking about young and cahill and saying how good they are. I've got a feeling that the deal could be done.
CPAVFC
funny feeling he may use de Jong as a right back dont see the point in bringing in NRC and him for the center along with golden boy petrov,barry,maloney,young,berger and gardener not to mention davis and osbourne.Wow didnt realise the amount of midfielders we actually have and thats with mccann going.(yes young can be classsed as a striker)
sk1nner80
When are the new shirts being released?
DixonTheVillain
Ughhh guess who else is linked with De Jong i'll give you a hint one of their members is on here alot
Christo
koolbill, De Jong has played 23 games this season for Hamburg, he missed the wold cup last summer with a knee injury, but whoever told you he has been injured for 2 seasons is talking s*ite.
Stig
If we could get De Jong, maybe he could help us lure Sniejder !!!!!! not to mention Bouma and the dutch connection !!!!! f*** it, go and get Emanuelson aswell !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
Has anyone else seen in the papers that Joey Barton is NOT going to Newcastle, not sure how true that is
eltoro
Seeing as that soccerlens link was a load of pish, anyone know if the images of both home and away shirts are on the net yet? most other prem teams have there kit pictures out.
villain76
Thinks barton wants a loyalty bonus from Man city before joining Newcastle, he's already causing trouble and he hasnt even signed on yet!
son_of_cher
Barton is a scumbag,and I dont think O Neill even considered signing him.What he's up to now proves it,he should be in prison,not holding City to ransom.
Pking
Hi, it looks as if Sniejder wont be joining either villa or spurs http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/live/articles/sport/football.html?in_article_id=461026&in_page_id=1779 the ajax chaiman is hoping to keep hold onto sneijder lokks like if we will get him we will have to pay a lot more never mind
Newman
If MON wants him, Randy will back him
son_of_cher
Stig, cheers. However, a regular - he is not and we can do better. I'm dying for a signing.
koolbill
A quick question to anyone whoes willing to answer; Would you say Villa is about the same size as Everton, Newcastle, Spurs, Man City and Everton, or would you say Villa is smaller. I just want clarification from someone as everyone seems to think Villa isn't a big club, mainly at Vital Celtic...
bluedose
i am fed up with all these rumours, i just want us to sign some players!
randy.stand
Bluedose....any of those teams you mentioned ever won the european cup??? errrrrmmm NO!!!! Rotterdam 1982 Aston Villa 1 Bayern Munich 0
VillaMalta
Bless him,thinks there is 2 teams called Everton !! Villa are bigger than all of them with maybe Everton being close.Honours/Fanbase worldwide/Bank balance and overall history proves that.
ASPINALL
Im getting fed up now with all the speculation. Gotta feeling we'll sign someone this week
CPAVFC
Im dont mean 2 split hairs but according to the recent league table of all time success of English clubs Everton were first and Villa were second,this table does include trophies since the league was formed though.
Pking
Villa are the 4th most successful club in england with liverpool 1st man u 2nd and Nottingham Forest 3rd i remeber it from reading wikipedia!
Newman
Except you won most of the honours in the 19th/start of the 20th century...!!I think barring a golden 2 year period in the early 80"s Villa have done precious little & have been operating in the second & third division for long periods which both Tottenham & Everton certainly havent been.However i would class Villa as a big club simply because they get healthy crowds.Tottenham though have far more style & class & are one of 2 or 3 others that are known for their brand of football.Thats what makes THFC after all & sets them apart from the Villa"s.Its not the massive haul of trophys or records that Spurs set/broke that makes us,its HOW we achieved them..!!
chalky76
how many trophies have spurs won?whenwas their last league title?last european cup?Thats just a ridiculous statement.
Pking
Villa also finished second in the league 89-90,92-93.When did tottenham last finish in the top 2?
Pking
By the way 10 mil for reo coker?Ha.Wham can keep him.
Pking
Bluedose, got to admit we are as big as them all. We have massively underachieved. Chalky, fair play to playing some attractive football over the last couple of seasons but up until Jol arrived your football was horrible, see George Graham and that mad Nordic bloke with the train ticket for reference. However, you are on a march now and we are in your slipstream. Don't care about stats, care about Villa regaining pride - the rest will follow. p.s. Itis widely accepted that ARSEnal play the best attractive and classy football and have taken your mantle for the past ten years and even when underachieving have finished above you - sometimes down to some dodgy ruby murrays that wipe your players out on the last day though!!!! LOL. UTV.
koolbill
p.s. Watch Zoltan Stieber make an appearance next season....Bright Future.
koolbill
I agree PKING 10 mill, forget it, i kow there's alot of people on this site that are opposed to joey barton coming to the villa, but even they must know reo isn't worth double what newcastle are paying for barton.
eltoro
McLeish hopes to tempt Agbonlahor, now wouldn't that be sweet, all those celtic fans cheering on one of our boys, ah thats what you call karma!
eltoro
Ok thanks for all the comments. It's just people on Vital Celtic and some Pompy fans that posted on this site earlier are convinced Villa isn't a big club, for some reason.
bluedose
Pompey LOL!!!!
VillaMalta
I can't believe pompy fans have been on here, they need to get there f4cking sh4t hole of a ground sorted, before spouting of about being big, jesus talk about delusions of granduer!
eltoro
Here's the link to all the deluded Pompey fans: http://www.astonvilla.vitalfootball.co.uk/article.asp?a=67053
bluedose
Bluedose, I have seen some of your comments on the Celtic forum. And I have to say the Celtic fans are the biggest bunch of mindless, bigoted idiots I have ever had the misfortune to deal with; they are disrespectful to both Aston Villa and English people in general. In essence I now understand why they are hated so much ,even in Scotland, and I thought it was the Rangers fans who were supposed to be bad! UTV.
Yuen_Biao
YUEN BIAO, they are hated in Scotland M8 because they represent the Republic of Ireland, and we all know how much they hate the English, but still no love lost eh!
eltoro
Im from the republic of Ireland and I cant stand them,we dont al hate the English.
Pking
eltoro im from the republic and hate them. why do you think the irish hate the english?
paddy-villian
Yuen_Biao? Of Hong Kong fighting film fame?
koolbill
Not THE Yuen Biao; merely a homage to a legend!
Yuen_Biao
I salute him and his more rotund friend Samo Hung!!!
koolbill
its just some things I saw once in pub over there PADDY-VILLIAN, lets put it this way, no one was in a hurry to buy us a drink lets say that!
eltoro
Spurs Supporter ""highly unlikely that Villa will win that race"" Spurs although finishing higher than Villa on this occasion always flatter to deceive,
col8
Bookmark - I don't care about spending over the odds for someone - so long as they are better than what we have and they fit the bill.
myleftfoot
if we pay well over the odds then we'll be paying at least 2-3mil extra for eveyone.I was worried we were not going to get him.Now I dont care anymore,Martin knows what he's doing.
Pking
royston drenthe was awesome for the holland u21s. heres hoping MON snaps him up
fullygrownman
"Newcastle manager Sam Allardyce has admitted he is powerless to stop Michael Owen walking out on the club. The England striker's contract contains a clause which means he can go if a substantial bid - believed to be more than £9m - is received." Come on MON.....! Has to be worth a cheeky bid, surely.....?
YatesyVillain
bluedose i would agree that Toon, spurs and everton are are of similar stature to Villa.However everton are a relic from the 80s and unable to attract top players. Man city have never been a truly big club;the only thing big about man city is Man Utd if you get my point. I would put them in the same category as Sheff. Wed and Sunderland. Leeds when a premiership outfit would also be on a par with us.
Dee1
On skysports.com rumours and links page a Villa fan from Solihull has said that we will be announcing a record £10.5m signing in David Trezeguet!!! That would need to be seen to be believed. Hard to stop my mind from wandering and thinking of how good that would be!!! Still a few years of that kind of capture yet!! Anyways, I think we wont see the new AVFC kits until July. As far as I know Hummel and 32red.co.uk are our sponsors until 1st July and we cant show kits until then. The likes of Newcastle and Spurs can show their new strips (and play in them on final day) as manufacturers and sponsers are the same next season. On that point are 32red.co.uk still our sponsors, are we getting a new one or are Nike also going to sponsor us similar to how Bolton (Reebok) and Wigan (JJB) have the same sponsor and manufacturer?? I dont think Nike do that at any other club!
deano.avfc
Deano, great post! These are the"off the wall" rumours we should be posting (certainly better than Bellamy). Most of the stuff is using obvious links (i.e. Celetic )and old stories re-hashed (i.e. Bellamy). Have you seen the picture of the new kit going round the interweb? It's quite curvy and camp, not what I expected. I heard Cadburys might be our new sponsor.
tarzan
Even at 9.5m, Owen is well pricey bearing in mind his wages and recent injury record. Looks like Allardyce is wanting to off load. One thing is for sure, Owen (like all players) wants CL footie.
tarzan
No I havent seen the new kit - have you got the link?
deano.avfc
Today we are being linked to a 20 year old Goalkeeper from Nice called Hugo Lloris.
DeanoVilla
eltoro not all think like that and im sure what you saw is true, but there is a little more to it than that. but lets not get into it. is it just me or is everybody else fed up of the link to west brom players?
paddy-villian
http://www.soccergaming.tv/showthread.php?t=141481&page=67 There's a link to a rumoured kit - the Villa one is about half way down.
Miss_Aston
thats not the kit, it was created by a kid on astonvillablog, it was purely a mock up created on his home PC to give an idea of what we can possibly expect.
Stig
Yeah I know but I can't find anything else and of the ones I have seen it seems the most likely
Miss_Aston
the only images are this link:http://www.colours-of-football.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3333, you have to be a meber though. The home kit will be out on August 9th & the away will be out Septemer 11. I have been led to believe that the away kit will be retro, possibly the kit we wore on THAT night in Rotterdam.
tarzan
Anyone other than Deano heard any decent rumours today? Del Pierro is a more likely move from Juve, as they are demanding a top 4 finish and he's lost that extra edge. I thought I'd start that rumour myself!
tarzan
I find it hard to believe the hiome kit will be released after the pre-season tour of America, and the away kit will be released after the season starts???? More importantly FA rules insist each club has to have two kits (home and away) registered before the start of each season. Those dates sound way off Tarzan, and they will want them on the shelves before the new season so people actually buy them, comercially it makes no sense to leave it until days before the new season as demand will be through the roof aswell.
Stig
Not only that but the contract with hummel expired on the 31st of May.
Stig
I hate Del-Pierro never rated him, although you cant really complain with his goal scoring record, he would DEFINATELY flop in England of that I am certain
Bearvill
The hummel contract still had 12 months remaining and was terminated. I think the 32red contract still has another 12 months remaining but maybe the board are looking at terminating this too? The CEO indicated that we are looking to attract world class partners to the club, and that new advertising hoardings are to be installed close season. Fitzgerald recently also went on a networking trip to Dubai. The new sponsors (if we terminate) 32red, are rumoured to be one of either Emarites, Cathy Pacific or Singapore Airlines. Hopefully it'll be as big as the Nike coup and an announcement made early during this transfer window - this will only help in the current climate!
bazzah
the general said on his thread it will be 32 red for another season.
Stig
"never rated Del Piero" LMAO....................
chalky76
does anyone think that perhaps MON might be looking at a centre halfan possibly someone to replace mellberg. if so, how about vincent kompany from hamburg, young and composed on the ball and a quality signing for now and the future
CPAVFC
big cahill immense for under 21's so far especially playing alongside that tube onouha of city,ashley not 2 bad either.o and as for brian marwood,he is on a par with tony gale for the amount of rubbish they talk,terrible commentators! UTV
Belfast Villain
yeah i been saying kompany for ages. hope someone from tribal football reads this post so they can be inspired to make some story about him coming to villa then we can all talk about how exciting it would be to sign him on here, then they'll make up another story saying spurs or west ham are now interested and we will think 'for christs sake he's meant to be coming to us!' then martin o'neill will get annoyed and deny the rumours, labelling them a complete load of tosh, then it will turn out noone wants the player, then we will find out he doesn't even exist, then we will discover martin o'neill never actually joined villa and he's still at celtic, then
ric112
well just sat thru that load sh4t, England u21's, and theres only one player we should be interested in, and thats Nugent, the rest on that showing you can forget, maybe we could sell a couple!, because if were aiming for what i hope were aiming,CL football, then both young and cahill need to improve 100 fold
eltoro
agreed paddy villan, I need signings, please help,just one big name, then I can relax for the summer!
eltoro
bit harsh eltoro,thought cahill didnt do 2 bad at all considering he was playing with a dummy beside him in onouha! ashley was ok but can do a lot better,still better than richardson and routledge with his eyes closed and have seen nugent playing a lot better than that(missed a few good chances).agreed under 21's were really poor overall though mate. UTV
Belfast Villain
and still no news on the transfer front. NOT HAPPY JAN
myleftfoot
Probably didn't help BELFAST VILLAIN that I had fifty pound win on them! can you imagine 88 min's, penalty, yes ker ching, cash on its way, but wait, no he might MISS, surely not, fu4k he has, thats it they're all fu4king *****, and you know the rest, I'm relaxed now, hope the italians get me my money back!
eltoro
Lita blinged it man. Cahill or Ash would have roofed it. Nugent is well funny, where are Everton going to find 9m???? You can buy Owen for that. Any more rumours?
tarzan
Jesus Christ hurry the **** up Martin
AussieVilla
.....word is...David Healy in...and....not forgetting.....Zat Knight...with Davis going the other way...
evoflash
Why do Spurs fans keep coming on to our board? Do they love us or something??? Have they no board of their own??? ahhhh bless.
evoflash
Zat Knight is a Villa fan - decent back up for Mellberg and Laursen. He is probably better than Ridgewell but not Cahill. Wouldnt be bad for £1-2m
deano.avfc
Sanchez can't afford Davis, so Knight will be the makeweight. Not bad business in my eyes.
evoflash
bored bored bored
Stig
All these baggies links don't excite me one bit, perhaps curtis davis but the rest are dull as ditchwater. wheres the transfer to excite the fans and get some more tickets sold, koumas and mcshane won't do that.
villain76
haha eltoro,can imagine me in them circumstances too m8 only i probably wouldve handed more out slagging than you! lol. and as for italy,o dear you arent having much luck,*****in itai's! UTV
Belfast Villain
Oh will villa buy reo 'mediocre and no-else wants him' cocker ? A pish player for a pish club. No real player with ambition wants to play for the jobby strips. haha
LARSSON*7*CFC
If you still don't manage to persuade to anyone to join come august we will punt you Tommy G for a couple million as he would cake walk into that team and we don't need him.
LARSSON*7*CFC
are you annoyed no villa fans have been on your site for a few days?
Pking
Well its a change from the tears of Maloney and Petrov moving to a 'big club' - it says something that Tommy Burns says Maloney should have stayed at Celtic to develop. Translated that means he is young so should stay as a small club until he learns his trade then make the step up. Maloney and Petrov have both been players of the year at Celtic and there are many Villa fans (including me) who wouldnt even put them in the squad of 16, let alone starting XI, let alone player of the year!!! Look at the other 'trades' recently as well - Alan Thompson and Tommy Johnson didnt make it at Villa - go to Celtic and are stars. O'Neill made the step up, so did Maloney and Petrov. I bet Nakamura wishes he could do the same but he would'nt even get in the team. As for Boruc - not even the best keeper in Scotland!!!
deano.avfc
The rumour mill seems to have dried up. Seems like the press have run out of players to link clubs with!
bazzah
Eh ? Point by burns was he felt maloney joining villa was detrimental to his career . He had left for the money instead of staying longer and getting chance to join bigger club than the likes of villa. Petrov from what i hear has hated playing for you and playing in a team full of duds fighting for 10th place in league. And then there is Di Canio, Viduka and Larsson players who left us to be best players in EPL. Reo - Cocker ??!! hahaha
LARSSON*7*CFC
Larrson, I think your ridicule should be asserted elsewhere. Maybe Petrov & Maloney saw Celtic signing Kenny Miller, Vennegor, & Paul Telfer - who wasnt good enough to secure a move to the Prem from the Championship! As a general sign, as Petrov said, it got boring in Scotland, whats the point if you know youare going to win in a micky mouse league year in and year out. Petrovs dip in form has been because the standard and pac is far superior than the SPL, and next season he will flourish, as for Maloney, thanks, we robbed you, he is quality!!!!!!!!
Stig
And with the players you have in your team you wouldnt last five minutes in this league, championship standard at best, let me ask where are your big money signings this summer? scouring the championship and lower sunday league teams in scotland as usual??????
Stig
The hun haters are really annoyed because after signing Brown, got ideas above thier station thinking that would sign Bellamy too, trouble is they aint got more than 6 million to spend on any player.
tarzan
Gossip of a different sort my mate is out clubbing in Vegas with some (ex) Villa players as we speak! Barry, Hendrie, Samuel and a couple of others (its true I've seen the pictures!). Tried to get him to ask if they knew anything about in/outs at VP, unfortunately they are too mullered.
tarzan
haha celtic make me laugh
ric112
The Villa newsnow site should be renamed nonewsnow
tarzan
You have went against your own point there. The 6 or 7 players of SOME quality at Celtic moved to EPL and did well. BUT they moved on!!! The only one who stayed for his 'peak' was Larsson but he never had the bottle for a 'big league' and is the only exception! None of them were ever best players in the league at all!!! If Villa were in a position where we were happy signing a player from under the noses of 'giants' such as Middlesbrough and other Championship sides I would be a bit embarrased. Well there you go Scott Brown - massive signing! Difference between u and us this summer is that NR-C is only the first of many. Honestly if any manager was given all Villa and Celtic players not a single Celtic player would get into the XI.
deano.avfc
Graveson - well worth the money & wages!
tarzan
Kenny Miller - he's not majestic!
tarzan
HAHA LARSSON*7*CFC that makes me laugh. Our teams do have something in common. We both sold tough tackling midfielders this summer. We sold our ex-England midfielder (McCann) who was about 7th choice centre-midfielder and couldnt get a game for £1m to UEFA cup qualifiers Bolton. You got nothing for Lennon who was a key player for you, captain and played in the Scottish Mickey-Mouse Cup Final and he went to a side in League 1!!! Says it all really!! All the best - enjoy the Dunfermaline game next season!!!
deano.avfc
Koumas - who will he choose?
tarzan
Dion Dublin!!!!!
tarzan
deano exactly,heres the NAIL could you please implant it firmly into larrson's *****in stupid HEAD for all of us and do him a large favour as well as us! his football knowledge is really pathetic and not worth arguing against at all.tarzan dont forget steven pressley,lee naylor, vennegor of hesslink,chris killen and scott mcdonald into that list,they are all top class players who would walk into any side in league 1 and possibly a few in championship as well,i repeat importantly POSSIBLY! UTV
Belfast Villain
In "The Old Days" - before the revolution, rumours used to fly out of Villa Park with monotonous regularity concerning who was going to be signed, who had been seen with who and where the manager was going to view a player. I think this has stopped now, a tighter more disciplined crew are at the helm of our ship so any rumours that surface, I tend to treat with a pinch of salt. Yes, I'd like to see Sniejder at Villa Park next season, but there are so many conflicting reports about him I think a lot of the papers are being fed by his agent - as with a lot of other available players out there. Exciting times, lots of speculation - I'm just going to wait and see.
godzvilla
Petrov and Maloney took a step backwards going to a much inferior,uncessfull and less supported mediocre club. There is no argument.
rk1888
Rk m8 you know my view on this, Celtic are a bigger club so we wont get into that argument. But Villa are in a better league which even you will accept and although Celtic are one of the worlds biggest it dosent take away from that *****e league you play in, to be honest we could probably have any of you players if we wanted.
Aston_Martin
You lost against Rangers hahahahahaha
tarzan
Celtic = Yawn ........ couldnt care less
Bearvill
Name one Celtic player who could be sold on for £5m plus??? With the Villa you are talking - Bouma, Barry, Mellberg, Davis, Young, Agbonlahor, Carew, Moore and Cahill at least!!! Plus with the big signings on their way......!!! Any striker worth their salt could score bucketloads in the SPL - Sutton, Hartson, van Hoojidonk and even Larsson were hardly prolific in the EPL after being worshipped by your fans. Only Viduka was/is and he left you ages ago!!! Imagine the damage Carew and Agbonlahor could do against the likes of Inverness and Aberdeen!!! You can talk about players who left Celtic and made it on the biggest stage of them all - but then we havent even mentioned our ex-players who have done just that - off the top of my head what about Dwight Yorke (treble winner at MUFC) or Hitzlsperger (who wasnt even a first team regular who scored the goal which won an unfanciable side the German League). Aston_Martin is quite right if MO'N had an offer accepted for any of your players they would walk down to Brum....but then again none would be guaranteed a start. Hey Im just thinking - do you want the Djemba twins, that should guarantee you the title this year, and with all your betting talk I would put a tenner on him getting player of the year!!! Tell you what, take Lee Hendrie too and that would mean your centre-midfield would be unpenetrable you could play without a GK or defence!!! Oh how I wish I was on a coach heading to see my team play Kilmarnock!!! Joy!
deano.avfc
SPL = Seriously Pittyful League
Stig
Come on Larsson which big players are you going to sign then? Koumas, that striker from Hibs who's wanted by Bristol City? Wee Shaun is majestic. rk1888 based on your arguments any team in England outside the top 4 is unsuccessful & mediocre - well you are probably right for now, there but there's only one decent team north of the border and you support them. We have the right to challenge the top 4, us, Spurs, West Ham and Everton are trying and that gets up the nose of everyone else, including the media.
tarzan
Only reason crazy money like £8million for Reo-coker, £4 million FOR HAREWOOD and £10 million for some guy called young who had never heard of or still haven't is cause the EPL inflated cost of players (mainly english) is crazy ! Mcgeady,boruc,naka,Van hesselink, brown and Mcmanus would cruise into Villa team, so would jarosik & tommy gravesen & they can't even get in our team ! Get serious villa fans, your team can't cut it in EPL let alone CL. And answer me why celtic always beat your teams then ?
LARSSON*7*CFC
Gravesen is very average and Jarosik couldn't get a game for SHA, don't make us laugh. Didn't Celtic used to get average attendances of around 7,000 before Fergus McCann took charge. The only reason Celtic have more support than Villa is due to politics, religion and the fact that many Irish people see it as appropriate! Never in my life have I conversed with so many foul-mouthed and bigoted imbeciles; you are a credit to your team!
Yuen_Biao
OK, how about this - take out the top 4 teams from the EPL, and the top 2 from the SPL. Put the remaining teams in a league and what would happen? The majority of the top teams would be from the EPL. Perhaps Hearts would offer some competition, but even Wigan could beat the rest of a bad bunch. Hence there is greater competition every week in the EPL and good players want to experience this rather than a Sunday League game every week.
CLVilla
Celtic were in for Harewood and Koumas - tell me guys what decent players are Celtic going to sign? I accept Brown is a good buy (definitely no better than Young), but that was funded from sales of Maloney and Petrov. Will they spend more than £5m on a player? I must admit I like Celtic, two of my best mates are Celtic fans. But this slagging off stuff is pintless and depressing. All of us should be concentrating our energies on breaking the top 4 monopoly on Silverware (even the Worthless Cup is now prized as "get out jail free" card by the top 4 managers).
tarzan
You have to admire Neil Lennon at this stage of his career...in his mid thirties and he still moves to a much bigger club (Forest) and to a much higher standard of football (Div 1) than he has been used to over the last few years!!!!
Rickymeister
This is meant to be a discussion thread on who WE will sign - any thoughts? Is Curtis Davis a player we'd like to see? Any better than Cahill or Ridge?
tarzan
Good to see Lennon go to Forest to finish his playing career.
tarzan
dont think there is much difference between davies and cahill of what i have seen so far tarzan but have to admit havent seen 2 much of davies. UTV
Belfast Villain
What a load of crap. Spurs are better than us (on paper) but not by much. Theyve done well and signed Berbatov and he's had a great season but which for some reason makes most spurs fans think they up there with the top 4. Id like to see this same arguement after the transfer window closes.
son_of_cher
Sorry meant for the other post
son_of_cher
Anyone remember Billy 'What a Waste' macneill - From Celtic I believe???
myleftfoot
i see celtic are in for yet another championship player, kamara. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Stig
some transfer rumour wouldn't be out of place here would it? I like a bit of rumour with my coffee
myleftfoot
NIGEL REO COKER £7.5M, CURTIS DAVIES £6M plus RIDGEWELL, SCOTT CARSON £4M, CRAIG BELLAMY £7M. ALL SIGNED AND SORTED.
tarzansbrother
Other than bolstering the squad do any of them take us on a level? I don't think so. Coker is no better than our last midfield pairing of Barry & Petrov. Carson is young but is he that much better than Tommy. Davies is relatively untried and according to Baggies mates has not had the best season. Now if they came in plus some top signings.... that would be mouth-watering!
Gazvilla
If you are right tarzansbrother that would do me fine. Bellamy I would have a question mark over but it is one of these 'trust Martin' scenarios!! Carson would be an awesome signing and I hope it happens!!
deano.avfc
Daniel Guiza - Gatafe
Stig
tarzans brother tell us your source
Stig
Well like gazvilla said that selection would probably keep us mid table and would hardly shoot us up anywhere but with no source, i think it can be safely ignored.
villain76
Who is Daniel Guiza? Anyone? Rumours are afoot they'll be movement soon!
tarzan
My brother is the source. Bellamy and Carson make sense. a) because it's all gone quiet and that's how we operate b) Sorenson got a flea in his ear when he asked for a pay rise!
tarzan
It has all gone silent, something is in the air, I can smell a transfer soon.....I would be happy with those four signings if we made two more superstar signings as well, they dont excite me at all to be honest
Bearvill
Very quick show of virtual hands then from the crowd from tarzansbrother links. A simple yes or no, dont worry about the price of players - its not our money!!! Simply - would they be good signings?? Nigel Reo-Coker YES, Curtis Davies YES, Scott Carson YES YES YES, Craig Bellamy NO.
deano.avfc
Guiza getafe striker, daniel gonzalez guiza to give him his full moniker. Nowt much on wikipedia about him but scored 9 goals 2005/2006 didnt play against gymnastic recently wasnt even on the subs bench.
villain76
Agree with deano, but still need that transfer thats gonna get the fans mouths watering, hardly spectacular are they? All we can do is wait.
villain76
Futher links on skysports.com gossip pages. Reo-Coker (again), Phillipe Senderos, De Jong, Harry Kewell...and wait for it..........ADRIANO...Yes as in Adriano from Inter and Brazil. The same guy valued in the £30m bracket. Really cant believe the strange rumors circulating!!!
deano.avfc
Those type of rumours are the best deano.... on IcBrum there is a guy saying that he knows 'close sources' to Florent Malouda and that he will be siging for us in the next 24 hours hahahahahahahaha, I am still laughing at its ridiculousness now
Bearvill
NRC yes, Carson yes, Davies yes, Bellamy up in the air but maybe yes.
The Fear
NRC - Yes. Carson - Yes. Davies - Yes (lots of potential, Arsenal don't sniff for nothing). Bellamy - Furk arf! Add Darren Bent or Nugent to replace Bellend. Then, buya nice winger - any takers on that lot? p.s. Watch out for Zoltan Steiber this year - he's making an appearance - mark my words.
koolbill
Harry Kewell seems to be a strong rumor but he is London bound - his missus signed a deal with a London TV company so thats not happening (thankfully) but I would be surprised if a left-winger wasnt in MON's thoughts. A 25 year old Berger would have been nice!! Maybe next year he will go with Barry out there and have a youngster (Steilber!!) learn of him and Berger for next year. Otherwise Pedersen would be ideal but unrealistic. Matt Taylor perhaps?? There are not many about - Keiron Richardson - no thanks!!
deano.avfc
Its a tricky one cause I think its impotant our young players are allowed to contiue in their development.A load of new signings could hinder that.
Pking
NRC-yes.Carson-yes.Davies-not sure.add darren bent and a right back and we are laughing.thought deano was going to say go for keiran richardson there 4 a second,near fell off my seat honestly! lol. UTV
Belfast Villain
Isn't Keiran Richardson in the big brother house??
Jon.H
Have to admit I'm with Pking on this one. I definately wouldn't go for Bellamy as we need to give Gabby a run up front with Carew. Thought Maloney had been bought for left side of midfield? I think we definately need a right back, a new keeper and central midfield and for the latter I would be happy for NRC at a decent price. Still think we should get Boaz back between the posts, not sure who to suggest for r.b though. I would love MON to back up what we already have, strengthen as above, have a good season finishing higher up the league, EUFA cup would be great, then look for top tier signings next summer.
Jon.H
new in last 5 mins Newsnow,interesting article in brum mail about when our transfers are likely to happen and a wee bit of inside information about it all,by the sounds of it martin wants most of our new signings in for 6th july which is really not that long away. UTV
Belfast Villain
RB suggestion has to be Phil Jagielka or Luke Young (who have both been linked). Another I would like to see is quite controversial and may split opinions but I think he is decent - Wes Brown. I went to see Man Utd 3 times last year (as a neutral with friends when in Manchester) he played in two of the games and I thought he was excellent. I havent seen enough of him in recent seasons but I had understood he was playing very well until Vidic came in and was great. I have heard gossip linking him with a £6m move to Everton. Cant be bad at that price and versatile enough to play CB!!
deano.avfc
MON must be scouting on football manager. he'll find us a few diamonds. back to my colchester game
fullygrownman
there are no rumours anywhere, at all, just bored frustrated villa fans. i hope there is movement soon, its doing my nut.
Stig
Cant agree with Wes Brown, did you see him as right back for England....absolute toss...the reason for this is simple....he is toss
Bearvill
even the rumours have faded, scraping around trying to find news for articles but very little is about. Might just be the quiet before the storm!
The Fear
Even Middleboro are doing what they do best - buying an unknown foreign guy. What's RK1888 doing here. I have a final word for the Villa - Celtic debate - we'll see who the better team is when the Scottish giants come to our league - now that would be ace. Do yuo think it'll happen? P.s. I want D Bent asap. Get it sorted MON. UTV
koolbill
rk1888 this is discussion thread for Villa fans transfer rumours you fen trotting monobrowed tool. Because Rangers beat you loads last season, does that make them total quality?
tarzan
Barry Ferguson is a god.
tarzan
and the best player in Scotland!
tarzan
rk1888, the best player any Villa fan saw, or had the misfortune to miss was Paul McGrath, so don't you f4cking dare mouth off on my site about my club,Larsson, like any other forward who came up against him , got nowhere, he kept them all in his pocket, he is the finest player I've had the pleasure to watch, check what Alex Ferguson had to say about him "when he played for the Villa" I don't think you could tell class if it came up and smacked you in the mouth! The only people that play in scotland are players that no one has heard of, then move to England, players that are of no interest to the big 4 down here, or old English players who aren't wanted anymore, and don't keep coming on here saying how sh4tty your league is, WE KNOW!, Jesus the only reason you're mentioned in the same breath as the Villa, is because MON and a couple of your better players came here, otherwise the word Celtic wouldn't be mentioned down here untill the next time you're knocked out of the CL, or buy another old English player!
eltoro
Randy arm wrestled and broke Bradey's arm and now owns the Bluenose scum so he can asset strip and then cast the club away into the SPL where they will be a distant memory.
sk1nner80
Who cares about Celtic? I don't. Rangers have won more trophies haven't they?
tarzan
I wish we signed that Tuncay his a sick player and winger/striker just what we need for cover. Watch middlesbrough do good next year and easily avoid the drop On championship manager that tuncay plays for aresenal after a £8.5mill deal and his scored 25goals in his first season and 21 in his second. His a really talented player and for free real bargain! lucky middlesbrough/VillaBoro
Newman
If we don't care about any other team why is so much time spent on the subject. You can't even call it banter because its abuse. Mr Fear can something be done....................
Gazvilla
Supporting Celtic is a false reality,full of plastics who think they are happy as they beat Dundee 4 times a season but to fully understand being a football fan you have to support teams like Villa.
ASPINALL
OMFG. THIS IS THE VILLA TRANSFERS THREAD. WHY ARE CELTIC AND SPURS BEING GIVEN THE TIME OF DAY? COME ON VILLA FANS, STOP RISING TO THE BAIT!!!
evoflash
Chaps, back on topic. Villa thread about transfer rumours, I'm not interested in other clubs as this thread has nothing to do with other clubs.
The Fear
Here Here.
evoflash
We`ve done the rumours to death,plus there are no new ones !!! Villa v Celtic comparison thread as per Jon.H on the other one !
ASPINALL
Right, deleted a fair few comments, nothing to do with Villa and transfer targets, will delete more if they aren't about the subject of this thread. VILLA and TRANSFERS, rumours, moves etc.
The Fear
SPOKE WITH NIGEL REO COKERS AGENT TODAY AND CAN CONFIRM THE TRANSFER WILL BE COMPLETED. PAY AND TERMS HAVE BEEN AGREED ALSO THE FEE WITH ONLY ADD ONS TO BE SORTED.
tarzansbrother
Lets abandon this thread and wait for the FEAR to go on hols b4 starting it again OR have a whip round and get rid of him!
myleftfoot
Mr Tarzan - are you for real..... you tease you:-)
Gazvilla
nice one mr fear. and is that true bill tarzansbrother or what? you must be on the wind up i reckon! lol. UTV
Belfast Villain
Just a thought here, it is rumoured that James Beattie could be on the move, how about taking a punt as back up to JC and also if MON could get him back on track he could still be a player.
Jon.H
The Alan Smith rumour could be interesting as he would offer something different to what we already have, he would offer the aggression of Bellamy without all the other baggage that would come if we signed Bellamy, and I would guess he (Smith) would be a bit cheaper as well.
Jon.H
Smith and a superstar(Sniejder if we can convince ajaxs chairman) De-Jong(Good useful and youthful:) squad player RB and CM/Grafter) Reo-Coker(:SConfused whats happenign about him:S) Trezeguet ohh i can wish :D that keeper from nates i think who we have been linked with i think Llanc or something (If MON likes him then i like him hehe) McShane&Koumas&Robinson&Davies from baggies good useful squad players to boast numbers mainly ohh and someone like milner for more width and knightly... thats what i want Football manager team lol:D
Newman
I wanted Barton,Distin,Koumas,Foster,L.Young and looks like we won`t get any for whatever reason so guess it`s in the lap of the gods.Will we buy anyone ?? Nugent going to Sunderland for 6m !! Have to say that the money has gone crazy( Bent-18m !! is this a wind-up )
ASPINALL
Bent is now confirmed for West Ham, so hopefully that will get the ball rolling.
villabrownie
Wonder if ManU would let Saha go on the cheap - think Ferguson's probably had enough of him, and will be looking to bring in Torres anyway. Now I know people may disagree with me here (i.e. haven't we got enough crocks already) but damn....if he can stay fit for a season - what a player! Imagine him dovetailing with the Big Man...awesome potential.
YatesyVillain
And Darren Bent signs for West Ham today (back page of the mirror) another one bites the dust, still sitting comfortably, because I'm not, must say its getting a bit dodgy, 1st game of season home to Liverpool! we need to buy, and we need to start now, a defeat in our 1st home game after all the talk will be devastating, I know alot of celtic fans have been on here spouting rubbish, but they say MON does all his transfer dealing in the last ten minutes, lets hope they're wrong
eltoro
and after liverpool it doesn't get any easier, away at blackburn then away at newcastle then fulham and chelsea at home, there's about 4 points there, so we dont need 4 points after 5 games!
eltoro
sorry its me again, the above is what i think, going on the last few seasons, its not based on last season! so unless we buy well, i see defeat against liverpool, a point at blackburn, defaet against newcastle, home win over fulham, and another defeat against chelsea, 4 points from 5 games, so lets buy well, fingers crossed!
eltoro
We have no chance of signing Bent when theres a London club who can shell out the money for him.I doubt O Neill is just watching all this activety doing nothing.
Pking
ASPINALL Barton is a low life who should never wear our colours (overhyped too - big fish is a small pond), Bent is way overpriced 18m - he can go to West Ham!!!!! Saha would be a good shout but he's injured until November, and I'm cautious about buying top 4 cast offs. Foster has a cruciate, Distin is a good call but we must have other irons in the fire for that position. Nugent is not as good as Moore or Gabby IMO
tarzan
Bent 17-18mil!! 75k a week!!.The World has gone mad.
Pking
Let's not panic. Martin has gotten rid of some dross players that had been around too long - Samuel, McCann, Hendrie. All sub-top-4 players. Now he's going to replace them. Looks like NRC is coming in. Shame about missing out on Distin, but MON know's what's going on. As for Bent, behave yourselves - £18m! no way sir. We finished last season very well, so I'm not sure we need all this major surgery, just some additionals to the core. With Luke Moore coming back from injury we have got in effect another signing there. If Alan Smith doesn't cut it in Sir Alex's eyes, then why would he cut it MON's eyes? Not sure what his position truly is anyway.
evoflash
with all the money from staying up and getting promoted and with talk of takeover bids, theres gonna be alot of desperate bids from clubs this summer that could make or break a club if they go down. Soon as we get linked to anyone its easy for the press to link other clubs because of the money, which makes it harder for us to get a deal/transfer done. Presumably...
villain76
Chelsea, have Drogba, united, Rooney, Arsenal Henry, i'm not disputing that lukes good, but if we want european football, and thats winning in europe not just getting there then we have to improve on luke, sorry but face facts there are only a couple of villa players at the mo who would be happy on the european stage
eltoro
VILLA manager Martin O'Neill is believed to be keen to tie up a deal for Feyenoord's rising star Royston Drenthe. evening mail
Stig
Just checked Royston Drenthe out on youtube, looks good for a youngster - http://youtube.com/watch?v=MAUTS9GPjCM
dillsb
They've been raving on about Royston Drenthe on Talk****£ (Talksport) this morning....
bazzah
Saha is injured and out until Jan YatesyVillain.
The Fear
have a whip round myleftfoot, I need the break ! ;-p
The Fear
And as if by magic - suddenly Spurs are interested in Drenthe. Do you think they have bugged the Villa Scouting team? I have an idea - lets release a few stories linking us with some really crap players, wait for Spurs to sign them and then go and buy the decent ones we wanted all along.
CLVilla
Think that is only a spurs fan on the Vital site though, he's obviously noticed the talent as well!
The Fear
CLVilla, where did you see that Spurs are interested in Drenthe? Fantastic talent he is, been the player of the tournament by a country mile!!!
OneAaronLennon
Looks like the real transfer activity will be starting from next week for us, I trust MON and the team, we will get quality players. VILLA TILL I DIE!
villapeach
Just on Vital OAL, sorry, but no press linking you. Just think it is funny how we find a target, and then a few days later Spurs get interested. Scneider. De Jong. Now Drenthe. Just watch the papers in the next few days "Villa in fight with Spurs for Dutch Winger"!!!!!!
CLVilla
SKOOSH. Post removed.

What has this to do with Villa's transfer targets Skoosh? Don't know which post you mean, I didn't delete everything last night, I was wanting to get off and watch the Apprentice. I have no axe to grind with Celtic, I don't know enough about any of the Scottish clubs and am not interested really in the past or the religious divide etc, this is just a thread about Villa targets, transfers and gossip, not the start of world war 3. If someone is doing anything you need to complain about, email jonathan@vitalfootball.co.uk or your own site editor if the problem is on your site.
The Fear
Aaah man, i got a little excited there!!! The thought of Spurs snapping up one of the hottest talents in Europe. You are right though, in the next few days we will probably see Spurs and Drenthe in the same sentence, LOL.
OneAaronLennon
This one "(removed and post above as pointed out removed)"....we only respond in kind m8, and you have been quite happy to sit back and let your fans ruin threads over on our site for months... we're only just starting to reciprocate in kind..nothing personal [Edited by FearVilla]
Skoosh
Wrong Skoosh, I don't edit your site, you need to email your editor (which I will do also) and tell him you don't like the way the comments are being moderated. I can't read all article comments on all sites mate, if there is a problem you can get it sorted but you've got to let people know.
The Fear
I tell you what The Fear m8, why not come over and see how YOUR fellow fans have ruined OUR transfer rumour thread?....the double standards here is astonishing!
Skoosh
Why should our Editor have to waste all his time editing out YOUR fans posts???......are you being serious here?
Skoosh
Skoosh, for trhe 3rd time, I run the Villa site. If the Celtic thread (which I've just been on and is excellent apart from the rubbish) is being spoilt then the editor knows how to moderate the comments and to lay down the rules. I cannot read every site. Editors, as per the network rule, are responsible for their sites, that is just the way it is.
The Fear
No problem m8, you can have as much fun as you like editing posts on here from us Celtic fans(who have been purposely staying away from here until now, but some of you fans just cant take a telling...now can they?) Like I said....we will do as we are done to from here on in....and as I said originally, why on earth should our Editor have to waste his time 'constantly' editing posts from your fans?...you missed the point a bit there....if you have anything to do with this network you should know how busy and popular the Celtic site is...and how many articles are published each day...get a grip..
Skoosh
Skoosh, how the network is run, and what editors agree to do isn't really up for discussion. The editor is a great chap, superb work in the site and he runs the site as he see's fit. On the flip side I edited on another site today and the editor then wanted to know why it had been edited. It is down to the individual editor to moderate their site, it is in the agreement they sign when they take sites on. It really isn't up for discussion on this thread, as said, if you want to email me and cc the Celtic editor in at the same time. I don't need to get a grip, this is how Vital is run and how other networks are run.
The Fear
No problem as I said, if you want to spend your time editing our posts on here that's fine The Fear, nothing personal. I will be asking our Editor not to bother ever editing any of your fans posts on our site...its much better to leave them there as evidence for the world to see, and thanks for editing that post earlier, its appreciated. You had only just finished editing one of CLVilla's posts over on our site when he just couldn't help himself again.., anyway, nice to meet you m8, I suspect we'll be seeing a lot more of each other on here, hope I'm wrong of course but..
Skoosh
Er - he wasn't editing my post - it was an abusive post from Tim on the Bog that was removed. It just made it look like I was talking to myself. Anyway - seems that a huge chunk has now disappeared so lets get back to the point of both threads shall we!!
CLVilla
Ashley Youngs looking good! No Cahill though!
Yuen_Biao
Hope that is tactical with Cahill and not an injury, but can't see why he would be dropped?
The Fear
Kindly send all donations for the FEAR ON HOLS charity fund to Vital so that we can start raving about the players we have signed instead of rumours!
myleftfoot
Eltoro in answer to some of your points, I am also a little worried about the lack of activity so far, yet to be worried about getting 4 points fron the games mentioned is a little premature, I believe that we got 7 points from the corresponding games last year if my memory serves me right and none of the teams mentioned have dramatically improved their squads as yet either.
fatloser
Oh and also Tarzansbrother has a good record on his rumours in the past, just hope he is wrong on the Bellamy one
fatloser
did anyone hear Pearce there about Young and how good he is and how outstanding a footballer he is,he said Young has everything.suppose just what we all know anyway.have to say thought Young was outstanding and pure class every time he touched the ball,what a signing from martin he is! and as for Cahill getting dropped instead of that wooden one Onouha,still don't believe it,even if he was at city with Pearce! UTV
Belfast Villain
If we now assume that Ashley is great on the left, do we play him right? If not who do we play, bearing in mind MON may want Berger on the left for some games? Can Maloney play right? Or do we need a right winger?
CLVilla
CLVilla,i would say ashley is just as good on the right as the left.have to say still do not know what his best foot is,how many modern day players can you say that about now.what a special special player we have on our hands,he will be amazing next year! UTV
Belfast Villain
Just seen us linked to Jaaskelainen. Seems he has rejected a new deal at the Reebok. Man U are interested though, which seems odd. I know Foster is injured, but VdS is ok to start with surely?
CLVilla
Young on right,Barry on left with Reo-C and Petrov in the middle=happy days.Nugent for 6m would be a good investment and have to say Cahill looked poor other night,Onouha looked far better tonight.
ASPINALL
Ha bent has REJECTED west spam.Guess he is spurs man unless MON has high jacked the highjackers!
sk1nner80
ashley young is loving it at the moment, if he keeps playing like this he'll be an england regular soon - then it might be the end of beckham. yeah i think young is best on the right but the fact he can play both sides is so useful for us.
ric112
If the rumour is true and we have been tracking Drenthe for a while, why the hell didn't we tie up the deal before the u21 tournament started?? He has been by far the best player in the tournament (young excluded!) which will now alert more and more clubs, resulting in his fee increasing! We will then struggle to get him, as he will probably choose a club playing in Europe. If its true, I think it's a very poor piece of scouting and management. I'll be more than happy to be proven wrong though, as this boy is pure class!
DixonTheVillain
I reckon Young will be a right-winger for us. Gabby needs to go up front. Having Moore, Gabby and Carew up front with Alan Smith (who offers something different) and Maloney if needs be gives up plenty of back-up. A left winger is needed - even if Barry plays out there.
deano.avfc
GENUINE RUMOUR!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! Carlo Cudicini apparently had lunch with Martin O'Neill - granted its not a reliable source (skysports.com rumours) which also had the Trezeguet link. I was thinking a little more about my above post and the lack of decent left-wingers. Pedersen is unrealistic. So I think we will be taking a risk on a player - how about Albert Luque??? A player who was worth £15m+ a few years ago, hasnt really been given a chance in England but could be available for less than £3m and he COULD be great!!! Its a risk admittedly but I cant think of many others. Maybe Maloney and Berger would be our best bets but I dont think LW is their best position!!!
deano.avfc
Simple to solve bid for Harry Kewell 4/5 mill and think he would be ours.
sk1nner80
Why did you remove the celtic article Fear?
Pking
Too much abuse from both sets of fans Pking. I did post a notice in the article comments that I would be doing so today. If I'd known there had been a problem on the Celtic site between a few fans recently, I'd not have put it up at all. I'm not into the team or site wars, it isn't the idea of Vital and I've not got the time or patience for it and won't have it on this site, I've worked too hard to get it to what it is. (Any comments following this will just be removed, topic is who we are or aren't signing, any complaints etc, email me via the link)
The Fear
Carlo would be great, he was linked before, suppose it might just be 2+2 though!
The Fear
Im not complaining,I was sick of it.
Pking
sk1nner80 in an earlier post i mentioned his wife is working with a london tv company so a move to Birmingham would not suit him. Otherwise - yes a quality player
deano.avfc
UTV.
Yuen_Biao
What's going on? What are today's rumours? Jussi Jaskellinan?
tarzan
Everyone keeps saying that 18million is stupid money for Bent.....are you guys serious??? Bent was the highest scoring Englishman in the Premiership in the 2005-2006 season, which made him 3rd highest scorer overall. he scored loads last season aswell even though he was injured for ages. He is fast strong young and english. and remember he scored all those goals with charlton. I mean what more could you want. I say offer 25million for him we'd be lucky to have him
VillaMalta
(Eltoro and anyone else). Again, this thread is about VILLA. I am not interested in how the Celtic editor wants to run his site / threads / article comments. This site WILL NOT have site battles and this thread is about who we are buying, not what another set of fans are saying about us, most of us don't care. There is a thread in the forum if you need it, but this is not the place to talk about Celtic. Sorry dudes, will just keep deleting.
The Fear
Thanks JF
tarzan
Well said!
weller77
VillaMalta, I can't agree about Bent. It's all about value in my opinion, I would say that Bent is no better than Defoe or Luke Moore say. But Bent obviously wants to move a top six side and who can blame him.
tarzan
Imagine the pace we'd have with Bent. Lot of dosh though. For 17 mill what's available abroad. Get a lot for your money abroad. Could be wrong but would MON spend that much on 1 player? He appears to have old-fashioned principles. On hols next week probably come back to a new team! UTV. (Mr Fear, glad you did what you did with the posts. The banter amongst ourselves is far better than the abuse)
Gazvilla
why would you say Bent is no better than Defoe or Moore. Bent has scored the goals so has Defoe but in a far superior team and mainly thanks to the brilliance of Berbatov and while admittedly Luke Moore looks promising he has not proved himself unlike Bent (Why he wasnt taken to the world Cup i'll never understand) I agree that he probably would rather go to a top six side, but to say he is not worth 18 million, when Man united just paid nearly 20million each for two kids hardly anyone has heard off and could prove to be complete flops, is silly.
VillaMalta
Sorry about that FEAR, but I thought that it was a grown up veiw of the problems we both have in the transfer market, I didn't see anything on that post that could be taken away for being abusive about another club, I was just stating the on going problems that a lot of premier league teams outside the top 4 have, you will never get rid of this rivalry between the 2 clubs because of MON and the players we've purchased from them, it seems funny that all the abuse we got from the Spurs fans was never removed? it feels like george orwell's 1984 on here! we'll all be talking about the weather next!, abusive posts should be removed i agree, but to remove a post just because you don't approve smacks of big brother, don't you think!
eltoro
and MON paid 10mill for an unproven youngster from watford and 8mill for petrov who came from scotland not exactly the best league in the world (saying that not to argue but to makie a point about a transfer) so why wouldnt he pay 18miilion for a proven goal scorer.
VillaMalta
With liverpool in for Bent there are rumours that West Ham and Villa will be in again for Bellamy. It annoys me that people on this forum say that we should not go for, for want of a better word, 'dodgy' characters such as Barton. How many incidents has Bellamy been involved in?? I dont want him at the club - people support his signing by saying that under O'Neill he will 'behave' well word has just came out in N.Ireland news about an 'incident' when he played for Celtic. This is why I dont want him at Villa and why I would be very reluctant to pay part (albeit a small %) of this guys wages every wee. He just doesnt deserve it - at the place of Villa fans Gabby and Luke Moore - stuff him!! Just have a look - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/6756069.stm
deano.avfc
Oh I have just realised that that article may stir the Celtic 'connection' we have at the moment - I dont mean to do that! Its just that I dont think individuals such as Bellamy deserve the money they get. I am about to be a dad for the first time in a few months and I dont want my kids idolising players like Bellamy - I am a teacher and my wife is a nurse - it would take us 5 years to earn what players like him earn in a week - I know its part and parcel of the game but for what they are paid they SHOULD be role models. Incidents such as stubbing a cigar in a players eye (Barton), attacking team mates with golf clubs (Bellamy) etc. should not be condoned. Pathetic excuses for men.
deano.avfc
even if we bid 20 mil for Bent we would not get him,as for Deanos statement,I dont think Bellamy is quite as bad as Barton.Barton demanding a loyalty bonus from Man City shows how much he regrets what happened and how grateful he is to have another chance to get his career back on track.
Pking
Yeah as was Bellamy with the move to Celtic - who he left for the great opportunity at Blackburn - who he left for the team he supported as a boy Liverpool. They are as bad as each other.
deano.avfc
I have to say I agree deano.avfc, my wife is a Teacher, and myself an HGV driver, it is obscene what they are paid, but unfortunatly thats life these days, in there defence I have to say, I would struggle to turn down that sort of money if it was offered, regardless of what people thought!
eltoro
Oh yeah Bellamy seems a bit of a to$$er aswell.
Pking
Yeah but I have never cheered my team on thinking 'ur a prat' I have to admit I did always have that 'twang' of thinking McGrath and Merson made stupid mistakes but both autobiographies show that in a different light!! However, if I thought that by buying a replica shirt or match ticket that I was in some small way helping the board to fund a move for the likes of Bellamy I would hate that!
deano.avfc
Good to see the Celtic link/debate has been removed. Should never have been posted int he first place.
Dannygav
by the beard of zeus
ric112
Somebody on another board is saying we tied up the Drenthe deal ages ago, and are just waiting til the 1st July to announce it. Surely this can't be the case? We would have announced it straight away if we had? Anydody in the know - tarzan? tarzansbrother?
CLVilla
Watching England under 21s last night reo-coker was rubbish, Gardener is a lot better player. We need a keeper a right back and a play maker, younger Berger would be nice.
chris the villan
So has Randy found his bucks yet or what....??Are you going to sign "anyone".....??
chalky76
Stelios!!!!!!! Ho ho ho
CLVilla
was saying on another forum that reo-coker a cert as he told a villa fan at the under 21 game last night he was coming he posted a picture of himself and his daughter with reo-coker
hampshire villian
I must admit I quite like NRC, he's got a bit about him! Thinks he's great and a bit of a sense of humour. My brother is away for the weekend, but he says the deals are being held up a bit because of West Spam bidding stupid money for every player that's available. How are the floods in brummieland?
tarzan
My brother tells me that NRC is a done deal and Defoe to us if Bent joins Spurs........
tarzan
tarzan - anything on the Drenthe already signed rumour?
CLVilla
Drenthe would be a quality signing if that comes off,looked some player in his 1st 2 games for holland under 21s.also think looking at our forum looks as if reo looks a near done deal,reo would also be a good buy i reckon.also have to reiterate here,i would go for carson 2 challenge sorenson,might be cheapish at around 4 mill,he has looked quality for under 21's although have to say again nowhere near as good as OUR Ashley! so excited about him next year,agree with VOTH he probably will be worth 20 mill shortly enough! UTV
Belfast Villain
Nothing of sorts, my knowlede of the foreign market aint so hot, I have to say I don't even know who he pay for. I leave that to my Celtic buddy as he's more up to speed - but I thik a foreign strike rwould e of better value.
tarzan
"ashley young is rubbish for under 21 what u crackin on about who ever said that." - a quote on the Spurs site. So nice to see everyone knows football and can spot talent. He must be the only person in the world not ot have notice our Ashley.
CLVilla
has he gone yet?
myleftfoot
SWP told he can go for £10 million, worth a punt of anyones money he is. Go on the MON!
villain76
Villain76 - Go on MON? MON is so relaxed he's comatose, I just hope he has something up his sleeve. Today NRC linked with Bolton, Bellemy to egg head and Hughes has signed for Fulham. I know our departing players are just squad players but we're dangerously depleted at the moment. What is he waiting for???
Gazvilla
Looking at todays market,i honestly cannot see us buying many Premiership players(maybe 1) which may explain the lack of activity at the minute,i`m expecting foreign signings for value and common sense,players like Bent/Bellamy/SWP are just way too much money for what you get.
ASPINALL
Nothing in todays papers so expect some lazy journalism linking us with anyone tomorrow. I still think NRC will come but like aspinall says its looking like some foreign talent as the prem market is saturated with all clubs linked to everyone else, hence silly money for bent being offered. silly season indeed.
villain76
Some of you guys are idiots. In terms of significant signings i think you will find there has been very little transfer activity from anyone at the moment, even from the likes of Arsenal and Liverpool. How much have Chelsea spent? Calm down! Most players and agents are on holiday.
Saurat
Bit strong Saurat. We can do posts, have a bit of banter and provoke thought. Doesn't mean we're stupid because we're a bit frustrated. We love the club and want them to do well.
Gazvilla
Hargreaves,Distin,Barton,Parker,Nani,Ben Haim,Pizarro,Sidwell,Viduka,Muntari,Bale - i would class these as significant signings and players that would have improved us,only Derby have lost more players than us in the Prem without bring players in so i think Villa fans are right to have slight concerns,however in the back of our minds we`re pretty confident MON will improve us next season.
ASPINALL
Calm down calm down, It is all going to kick off very shortly with Villa signings being announced the groundwork has been done behind the scenes, the silence is deafening and all the links appear to be generated by journos (NRC apart). This seems to be the way the new leadership operate. I fully expect there to be 7 new faces by August.
fatloser
second that
son_of_cher
God,hope you are right but guess you may be drunk ?! I`d take 3 and today i fancy L.Young/NRC/Koumas!
ASPINALL
Aspinall - well thats an exciting trio! - NOT. The players that have gone weren't in the squad to begin with - except Macann. So realistically the squad is the same size as it was last season. No worries mate, she'll be right.
myleftfoot
Far from drunk Aspinall in fact I would go as far as to say I have not partaken of any alcohol for well over a week !!!!! I KNOW of the amount of work being done, now they may not all come off but there is a lot of movement due !
fatloser
Well then fatloser - i salute you and pray yam right,7 new players may bring on amazing excitement in my pants!! The other 4 i`d like then ( realistically ) Jaaskelainen,Sneijder,De Jong and.......Baros ?? We`d get him back at a snip!!
ASPINALL
I hope there's going to be more than 3 signings ASPINALL m8, weve sold or got rid of around 7-8 and there's more on the way out, so lets hope FATLOSER is right, because we need at least 7 if we are going to challenge the likes of Spurs! I feel like a kid at Christmas counting the days, and Randy Lerner is the big jolly guy who's bringing all my prezzies, Jesus I hope he brings what I want, I really should've wrote him a letter, and when he does deliver, I can hardly leave him 2 biscuits, an icleand mince pie and half a carrot! f4ck! what am I on about, see we're all going slightly mad, roll on kick -off!
eltoro
No probs dude,i`m going to bed at some point tomorrow morning dreaming of 7 !!!!!!
ASPINALL
If the rumors are true and fulham are getting Hughes and Healy at 1 mill a piece we should take a punt on Healy.The man has a fantastic record at international level.Hat trick against the spanish sticks in my mind.Would be the perfectfoil for Carew.Belfastvillan back me up here man.Healy is a legend for the green and white army and could be one in Claret and Blue!
sk1nner80
Maybe we could have all 7 players signed up on the 07/07/07 lol :) Reo-Coker, SWP, De Jong, Drenthe, Llanc(sp), Koumas, Bellamy/Defoe/Nugent/Other swtrikers linked :) thats more like a top 6 teamUTV!!!
Newman
Newman-try Heskey,Kenny Miller,Craig Beatie,Alan Thompson,Muzzy Izzet............Defoe (who"s zhit!) is off to Fratton Pk.
chalky76
ANh chalky76 we want 7 players not 5 poor players ;)i see spurs still havent signed that kaboul could be worth a shot ;) seems a bit to much ild rather stick with ridge and stick with out accademy players :) you have to admit we have most likely one of the best youth academy in the world :D proud history bright future!!!
Newman
Healy could be great, he has the ability and with the players you have already - wow you could really bring him on. I just cant believe how long i sat here reading the article and then all the comments, my god its busy on here (time for bed me thinks)
pandapops
Rumoured with wesley again. Couldn't give a rats arse about koumas. Looks, hopefully like reo, jaaska and sneijder so far with more to come. Surely SWP is worth a punt but anything way over £10 mill is a bit steep. This guessing game is great...
villain76
NOO, it seems as if Martin Jol's interest in Sneijder has cooled meaning that Villa are in the driving seat for his signature!!! I am going to be so disappointed if MJ lets this one slip away, he is an absolutely brilliant player. If Villa get him it will be a real coup!!!
OneAaronLennon
Thank god we aren't west ham fans they're linked to any footballer thats breathing. Oh and david healy doesn't interest me either, i'd prefer nugent i'd prefe a top quality foreign striker more though. ps bring in the SWP!
villain76
I HATE WESTHAM! but im fraid villain76 the players they are linked with are good plus they seem to be gettin somewhere by making offers. think about it yea. we've let players go and haven made 1 offer cos clubs likewest ham are beatin us to talking to them. but if we get sneijder other players will realise what we are after and may decide to join. cos at moment we are a pretty non descript team for foreigners with youngsters who no one has heard of outside the premiership.
GABBY16
If we could get Carew and Young in January just think what MON an the board can do with a few extra months to negotiate. We wont be disappointed. Once the first signing happens the rest will follow.
son_of_cher
west ham are a bunch of knock off nigels. anyway even if swp is available, it would make sense cause chelski are skint and they can get a quick £10m for him.......did I just say that? chelsea are skint? and villa can throw £10m around without blinking an eyelid?.....pinch me.
Stig
id rather have milner any day over swp. im still gutted bout that falling through, but then maybe we wouldn't have got ashley young?
ric112
Bookmark. No news
myleftfoot
Ok,La Liga finished so guess i can come clean now....Villa,Cicinho,Casillas,Deco and Eto`o to sign tomorrow...Stick a tenner on it!!
ASPINALL
Now thats more like it ASPINALL
myleftfoot
Was up at 3am to watch the Real Madrid game last night and have to say that Beckham was pure class until he had to come off.....it's a tragedy that he's going to step so far down to the LA Galaxy. Would have loved to have seen him sign for us as a swansong, although i'm sure Tottenham would have been ahead of us on that one as he's a boyhood fan apparrently (actually I seem to recall didn't ManU nick him from them in the first place?). Anyhow, well done Becks - you deserve the medal this year!
YatesyVillain
Any truth in what the dutch newspapers are reporting - 20 mill offer from Villa for both Babel and Sneijder ??? I wonder?
myleftfoot
Zat Knight in Birmingham. Looks like Blues are going to pip us!!!
evoflash
lol everywhere I read apparently everyone is a boyhood fan of Tottenham. I think you'll find hes a boyhood fan of Man U.
bluedose
myleft foot, what!!!!!!!!!!! where did you hear/see that?
Stig
Myleftfoot your having a laugh, is he havin a laugh? nonewsnow is as much as i can see. again. apart from jaaska which hardly sets me pulse racing. another long week ahead methinks...
villain76
cAN SOMEONE CONFIRM THIS OR IS IT SH*TE??? ''Arnhemse Courant a dutch newspaper claims that villa offered £15m for Babel and Wesley sneijder however Ajax want £18m for the pair''.
Stig
Sky sports readers rumours page also has us linked to Sneijder, and to Geremi on a free! Interesting... We want wesley in!
The Usual Suspect
Looked on arnhernse website, nowt there so probably bull. the transfer tension is mounting. sign someone!
villain76
Hughes to Fulham. Another O'Dreary signing to go!
evoflash
I have a thought here - my mind has wandered a bit and I now get the feeling that we may be waiting for June to pass before we get any news on transfers. Think about it - by July 1st we should have sold loads of season tickets, have new sponsorship with Nike, new kits and news on the hotel being sorted. What good worldwide PR if the new kit launch with loads of Nike reps at the launch with a few world class players being confirmed then as well. Could it be one big marketing strategy to show how the future is claret and blue?? Surely most signings wont be confirmed until July anyways?
deano.avfc
I agree Deano. If the club is going to sign players of world class, spend big sums of money and also buy quite a few players which would seem to be the case by the numbers going out then they will want to do this with a big splash of publicity and its no good doing it with the new stars holding up last seasons kit. When all is said and done, it needs to be a huge marketing exercise for our future - the nike kit, the new players - Villa are back!
melbourne holte ende
The Wolves lad Knighty has signed a contract extension. Another supposed target we wont be signing. If this was O'Leary I would be banging my head of a wall but I trust O'Neill. He wont let players he is interested in slip through his fingers unless they are solid targets. Cant wait!!
deano.avfc
Anyone who hasnt heard Juan Pablo Angel is doing great in USA. He has 7 goals in 7 games with 2 assists! He is earning rave reviews and is joint top scorer in the league. The website has some great american quips such as 'Angel scored 2 goals in his first 9 contests for Aston Villa'
deano.avfc
Angel is doing unbelievable,he reminds me of Giorgio Chinaglia playing For NY Cosmos,I dont know why?
Pking
Standard of football isn't as good and I guess he is a big fish in a little pond now. Good to see him doing well, wish it was in a better league.
The Fear
Stan Collymore is available
Johnny Kipper
Newsnow are saying that Craig Gordon is a done deal. Anybody know anything?
CLVilla
no they are not they just gather other peoples news and the story is no different to any RUMOUR we've heard before. its on someones blog... doesn't mean we won't sign him though. anyone else getting annoyed with david villa stories coming up on the villa page on newsnow?! change your bloody name or join us!
ric112
Being "pipped" for Zat Knight Evoflash would be a BIG result mate mark my words he is *****e
fatloser
Wesley Sneijder – £10million Ryan Babel - £8million Nigel Reo–Coker – £8 million Craig Gordon – £5 million Curtis Davies – £6 million Luke young – £2.5 million Michael Owen – £9 million Very unlikely A Striker like Smith/Bellamy/Defoe etc Drenthe - £5million Expect the following to leave: Thomas Sorensen – £2 million to Sunderland/ Bolton Aaron Hughes – £1 million to Fulham Steven Davis – £5 million to Fulham or no go Lee Hendrie – Free - Stoke/Derby Djemba Djemba – £700,000 Benfica Liam Ridgewell – £5 million or no go Stuart Taylor - £1million - ?
Newman
I see that the Independent says there are now 6 Premiership clubs after Royston Drenthe and West Ham and Sunderland are leading the chase.....not another case of us looking at a player for ages, being interested but not putting in a bid!!!
Rickymeister
Would imagine we have done the ground work on the player and thewest spam chairman starts throwing money at him cause he can. Smells a bit like the Leeds style of old.Today alone they are linked with Neugent,Benni mccarthey and anyone else you can think of,Middlesvilla have reportedly offered 6mill for smith.whos agent is Ian Taylor.Do agents have any influence over who their client signs for cause you know anyone on his books he will recommend to the Villa.
sk1nner80
newman you just copied them transfer ins from football rumours website.
Its All Over FC
One for all our dear Celtic readers, from the BBC "Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc says he would relish a move to a bigger club than Celtic." Hehehehehe!
Saurat
looks like the boruc thing isnt completely dead and buried !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
If Boruc moves to Villa then I think many a Celtic fan would cease to exist! He's better than Gordon though - so I'm led to believe; not that I watch their poor excuse for a league! They (Celtic) keep threatening an invasion too, what's all that about anyhow?
Yuen_Biao
I want Scott CARSON to be honest. BORUC would do though. Like the thought of having BENT still. NO NO NO to Luke YOUNG - No NO. REO COKER still a favourite and would fancy having a look at NUGENT if no other big strike comes up - we have enough fast ones....though in saybing that I would love to see AGBON rotating with DEFOE but not BELLEND. I'm in favour of Curtis DAVIES for the future and SWP to further bolster an already jet heeled team. Don't want GRAVESEN but would have 3 seasons ago when he was clattering for fun with Everton. Bring on Matty TAYLOR aas well.
koolbill
Price time: DEFOE = 8m TAYLOR = 7m NUGENT = 7.5m SWP = 10m NRC = 7.5m C DAVIES = 7m BORUC/CARSON = 7m - Thats 55m the lot - thats the top dollar price for each. Any thoughts? (if you put bold don't forget to close the bold code!) [Edited by FearVilla] [Edited by FearVilla]
koolbill
p.s. you can bet we wouldn't buy two strikers so it's actually £50m for the lot. Would be great to have Matty Taylor and Davies as two young and talented defenders in the squad. [Edited by FearVilla]
koolbill
Or Alan SMITH as a 5m thro away buy. Not prolific but a good buy for the squad nonetheless.
koolbill
How about going for Craig GORDON as a last resort?
koolbill
\YAWN/ . . . . . . . . . . . . . what a dull close season.
evoflash
Its all over FC - i did copy them of Football ruomers but changedsome and done mor realistic prices and added a couple of players There only roumers not certain but i would be happy with them:)
Newman
No thanks to Bruno Alves - didn't want you anyway...
koolbill
And why is everything bold now?
myleftfoot
And yet no news - getting a tad frustrating
myleftfoot
fixed now myleftfoot. Koolbill put bold code in but didn't shut it off. koolbill, if you do a code in < > you need to close it at the end with < / > (have to space it so it doesn't read it but it would be for example < / b > to end the code )
The Fear
£15m for diego forlan anyone? according to the daily mail anyway
Its All Over FC
Diego Forlan 15 mil.Source The Daily Mail.Interesting,never would have thought of him in a million years.
Pking
Sorry guys/Fear, haven't done my html programming for years...was spaffing about trying to fool myself i could do it from memory - thanks for the tip.
koolbill
Forlan - NO NO NO NO NO. Nugent or Bent please. Fear - this should shut the italic code too...i hope ;-)
koolbill
just dreaming here, but, what if we were to sign gordon, young, drenthe, de jong, sneijder and forlan. i wish.
Its All Over FC
Cool, it worked.
koolbill
No to Forlan matey; he's protected in the Liga but couldn't take the knocks here. Why Young, he's ok but not the kind of player that would make others sit up and take notice. Wrong signals. Sneijer - yes, De Jong - a proper full season in Holland and I'll make my decision on him. Drenthe - yes please. Now go get me SWP and NRC - both very hungry and with a point to prove to - well - everyone!!! Stick Bent and M Taylor into that equasion and you're talking at least 7th place!!!!
koolbill
Bent aint going to pick us over Liverpool or spurs thats a fact. Personally think IAOFC wish list is pretty reasonable.And young is a hard hitting no nonsense defender who can get up and down the park all day not going to set the world alight but better than anything we currently have and disagree with ur views on forlan he didnt get a regular run at man utd but does in spain.He would be a right touch!
sk1nner80
Boruc was asked if he would ever leave celtic and he answered "only if for a bigger club ". Implying that he doesn't plan on leaving but only if a much bigger club like barcelona or mufc with chances of european success wanted him. Certainly not villa, sorry. You would be lucky to get Gordon and i think he would be better off waiting to join a bigger club too as he deserves to play on a bigger stage not meaningless league fixtures to decide mid table IMHO.
LARSSON*7*CFC
I still think Forlan is not built for EPL - delighted if he proves me wrong as he seems a genuine guy. Young is ok, agreed but i think we CAN get better for next season and should try and do so - if he comes i'll welcome him and hope he proves me wrong. Forlan looked lost at Man U and was oner of those unfortunates who didn't break the click and that was his major chink.
koolbill
If Gordon is that good he'd lift us to new heights in fixtures deciding European ambitions so i can see him coming, actually. Appreciate your thoughtsw though CFC.
koolbill
Anyone who names themselves after players long-gone has to be sad!! Scottish keepers are like 99% of the rest ( crud and we sign the other 1%! ) Carson / De Jong / NRC / Sneijder / Harewood or Nugent - let`s rock.
ASPINALL
Boruc said the only thing worth playin for in Scotland was the games against Rangers.That says it all.Granted we cant offer champions league football but thats because in our league we have 19 other teams who are very strong.Untill Rangers Celtic break away to the EPL this silly debate will roll on and on.
sk1nner80
YYYIIIIPPPPEEEEE wehave been linked with competing against the blue noses for Marloon Scarewood! Oh i hope we dont lose out to them!
sk1nner80
'marvellous' marlon harewood and diego forlan? have our sights lowered again? marlon, not interested so hopefully blues will buy him for £22 million :) and forlan!? he couldn't cut it in the EPL first time round, no ta. Other news, Shrearer has slagged bellend off saying if only rafa phoned him he would've told him what he is really like, glad he aint coming here then. *fingers crossed*
villain76
Forlan 15 mill to Villa, Bent 14 mill to Spurs, please! someone have a word
eltoro
Read on other boards some are 'excited' at the prospect of forlan being targeted for villa. He may have scroed x amount of goals in la liga but he scored a trolley full before he joined united, he may also have progressed as a forward but surely theres someone better out there for £15mill! forlan top of MON's list? paper talk surely.
villain76
i think people can forget boruc, O'neill said recently he wouldn't be going in for any more Celtic players.
Its All Over FC
lets hope so villan76,
eltoro
I concur; none of the Celtic players aren't really that great anyhow. No offence Celtic fans but really how many SPeeL players have been a success in the Premiership? I think Villa already have signed their best players - Petrov and Maloney have hardly set the world alight! I predict that Petrov may possible be benched next season with the possible arrival of Reo-Coker and maybe another; Sneijder? UTV.
Yuen_Biao
Forlan getting a hat-trick against Man U would make everything I've ever gone through with Villa worthwhile.
evoflash
evoflash, wake up mate, quick come on it's time for work! did you have any nice dreams,
eltoro
I know this is a contraversial opinion but I think Harewood could do well for us.Id rather we tried for a few other names first though.
Pking
Jesus PKing, wake up wake up m8, evoflash left for work 1/2 hour ago
eltoro
HAREWOOOD and FORLAN - No. Harewood is just another Ameobi or Carl Cort, say it aint so, MON. ASPINAL, you're a quality 'poster' but ths De Jong thing has got to stop. He played 22 games in all comps last season and we need to reserve judgement. Nugent I would love to see here, you never know wht he's going to do next, good player and an ample target man too. Him and Carew would compliment the squad micely. Now go get me SWP, NCS, Sneijder, C Davies and Matty Taylor. And Defoe if you can't get Nugent.
koolbill
We want Bent, we want Bent, we want Bent. There is every chance of him coming and using the non-appearance of Eufa football to stay fresh and bang a load of goals in! He would love to have Carew and Agbon laying the balls off and opening up channels for him. TYoung crossing them in and NRC sliding them through. Petrov will be on song next seaon while Maloney will be pinging crosses from the other side. We can guarantee him first team footie, progression and England would definitely be watching. Cue; loads of Spurs fans coming on to large it and say how they are soooo much better and that they would offer him better...actually OAL'll be at school so we've a couple of hours before our bubbles are burst.
koolbill
I dont think we have any chance of signing Bent,I think Eltoro needs to calm down.
Pking
LOL, koolbill. Bent is coming to Spurs.
OneAaronLennon
You don't want Bent and not at that price you could get two very good players for the same money that would do your team better!!!
Dicksy
Pop! There it goes. Either way - if he goes to Spurs then Defoe is coming here with SWP and NRC so I'll take that - imagine the team comparison then...You'd still be ahead but if i get my wish list it would be honours even - check out my earlier posts. OAL saw you having it large with mrcommonsence the other day - nice posts, i was in bits.
koolbill
Yeah that was a funny argument koolbill. The thing with mrcommonsence is that he usually says alot of daft things and when he gets pulled up about it he resorts to name calling.
OneAaronLennon
I noticed. You wagging it today? (That's brummy for bunking off school, bunking off school is brummy for taking an unauthorised day off!) Hurry up and sign Bent for 12m so we can have Defoe. Skysports are saying it's almost a done deal - West Ham'll be furious.
koolbill
Dicksy - who's your team?
koolbill
Why do you think that I still go to school!!! That was about 7 years ago mate. Got my GCSE's and A2's already. Anyway, Skysports are saying that what is almost a done deal? Bent to Spurs or Defoe to Villa???
OneAaronLennon
I swear i saw a post of yours saying you were 15 on this site - perhaps to wind someone up but i took it as gospel. Bent to Spurs.
koolbill
hughes having medical at fulham.....Post subject: Hughes Having Mediacal @ Fulham...... http://www.fulhamfc.com/Club/M.....opicID=...
Stig
NO, I can't remember who it was but I remember two Villa fans arguing and one admitting that they were 15 years old. I could have sworn it was eltoro but he said he is 44 so I don't know who it is.
OneAaronLennon
Sorry, it was CPAVFC that said he was 15. Just check the "who will Villa sign part two" thread and you will see it.
OneAaronLennon
Not overly happy about this Forlan link. Hopefully its just another case of mid-summer media speculation. Must be in a negative mood this afternoon, cause the possibilities of Defoe being freed up for a White Hart Lane exit should Darren Bent make the move to Tottenham, also has me concerned.
glensider
Same here glensider, never liked the thought of Defoe coming to villa. Not been a huge defoe fan, not prolific enough, seems more interested in the money than the football.
villain76
OAL, soz mate. CPAVFC, get here now and do me a hundred lines! Gotta say Glensider,V76, I would rather we had Defoe on our books than against us and he'd probably have a realistic price tag. He could gel with the team quite easily given the Barry/England connection and would be a useful player in the squad, certainly not a bad choice for a sub. He may be bling but just look at NRC getting his haircut during an interview...they're all prima donnas in the large part. He's not a proper tit like Bellamy and scores more goals in a arguably lesser team than the scousers. Worth a punt i say. Bring in SWP and we'd be laughing. They both have a point to prove and would be hungry.
koolbill
Forlan - please no.
koolbill
Hey OAL i think i also said i was 15 as i am 15 :) anyway some of them posts were slightly off Subjects in oher news... Defoe would be more than welcome in my eyes especially if it was out of Bellamy and Defoe. Also SW-P NR-C and Forlan Young and the Nice keeper LLaenc i think with davies and a back up left back that drenthe would be a good buy and a good replacement for when Bouma loses his form nd goes over 30 really Good future it seems:) UTV
Newman
Id be happy with Forlan,He has been world class in Spain as was Misalotovic of course.Again though Im not sure if we'd get him apparently Liverpool and Valencia are looking at him.Did anyone see the Dutch fans on SSN saying Ashley was England U 21s best player,they also said Drenthe was the best Dutch player.
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