Aston Villa - Villa Line Up 5m West Brom Raid
UK time is: 22:06:33
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Villa Line Up 5m West Brom Raid

Aston Villa boss Martin O`Neill has lined up a £5million move for local rivals` Welsh international Jason Koumas.

Koumas has been watched numerous times by both O`Neill and Aston Villa chief scout Ian Storey-Moore during the season just gone, and it now appears that the Villa management are ready to make a move.

It is believed that O`Neill is prepared to let at least one, possibly two, of the Villa academy graduates make the short trip across town on loan as part of the deal with both Isaiah Osbourne, and local derby goal scoring hero Gary Cahill mentioned as potential West Brom targets.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

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

The Journalist

Writer: Site Staff Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 27 2007

Time: 3:42PM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Sorces please
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 15:45:00

HP, Daddys, Heinz and the best of the best Reggae Reggae
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 15:53:00

So then chaps we are now 6 weeks away from the big kick off & Villa have signed erm,erm,erm.......??The ludicrous claim that you are going to challenge the top 4 (being hugely disrespectful to Tottenham,Everton in the process) seems fantasy for a team that won just a single more game than Sheffield Utd & who couldnt even muster a top half finish.Seems you are closer to bottom 4 than top 4,unlike certain others that is.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 15:55:00

Who let this clown make a Vital Villa news bulletin. No sources, no actual facts. If your just regurgitating a rumour make sure you state so, rather than stating a bid has actually been lined up.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 16:11:00

Hey Chalky - come on here and leave that comment in 6 weeks time. Then, and only then, if no further action has come to pass, will every other pointless word you've wasted your time writing above apply.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 16:24:00

Perhaps you should actually comment on the story, rather than ripping into the editor? Jebus even I just searched google for "aston villa" and got numerous sources!!!
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 16:25:00

Thanks for your concern chalky76, but in MON we trust. Martin's only got back from his holidays this week, and there should be no rush to sign up just any old players. I don't see the clubs that you've mentioned announcing numerous new signings (the only new player Spurs or Everton have brought in so far is Gareth Bale I believe), though obviously they have a few years headstart in terms of challenging the "top 4". You're certainly making huge assumptions, and more than likely setting yourself up for a fall come the start of the new season. Perhaps you should be saving your comments for when you actually have something tangible to discuss? Anyway, back on topic: In my opinion, Koumas would be a useful signing at 5 million and give us more options next term. He has something to prove at the top level, and assuming that Osbourne would be going on loan, it would certainly benefite his development.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 16:57:00

If you look on the Vital Liverpool site they are bemoaning the lack of signings. There really haven't been many significant signings yet. It will all kick off next week. Patience is a virtue. Oh and Chalky, Yes we won only one more game than Sheff Utd but no one outside the top 4 lost as few as we did.
Adam Deuce
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 17:22:00

Sheffield Utd only conceded one more goal than Spurs... great showing for Spurs who have aspirations of 4th spot.
Hoss The Villain
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 17:50:00

Well we need players to replace the one's already left I suspect if MON wants him he will be along soon.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 18:08:00

Sending our players on loan is a superb development rather than selling them. I'd rather Davis did this than loose him, same for Ridgewell. Not Cahill yet though or it will leave us short, dependant on who may come in.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 18:15:00

Not keen on hearing the talk that suggests that Gary Cahill could be sent to The Hawthorns on a season long loan deal, as a sweetener to help tie up a possible deal for Jason Koumas, although I have to say that I would very much welcome seeing the latter wearing the claret and blue next season. Gary Cahill is on course to secure a regular first team starting spot here at B6 before too long, sending him out on loan anywhere would serve no useful purpose in my opinion. Koumas, clever, intelligent footballer, who will rise to the heights when surrounded by the better quality players who would surround him at Villa Park.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 18:17:00

The above comments show that you can anything with figures. I like the positive approach, such as, if we had won just a few more than we drew then we would be in europe! I certainly expect an influx of signings during the next couple of weeks as Hughes has now gone aswell, this can only mean MON has got something up his sleeve.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 18:32:00

Hoss-When have we EVER been known for our defending..??We are Tottenham Hotspur after all...........We scored 102 goals last year,how many did you lot bag..??Go on,give us a giggle....!!
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 19:22:00

A lot of those not likely to get a game have now gone (c'mon Hendrie and Djemba twins, )the decks are clear now for the new arrivals..... I stated on here 3 weeks or so ago 7 new arrivals are imminent, maybe more.... we won't like them all but they will come!!!
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 19:29:00

Since when has being ***** in defense been something to bragg about? What a plonker!!!!. I guess during the school holidays we can expect to read more juvinile comments from prats like Chalky.
Villain Of The North
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 19:50:00

When players come, we will know about it.........a close friend at Villa Park has said that a big press conference is being arranged as I type..??? he is rarely wrong as he is involved with security at VP lets be patient and ignore the knockers of our great club
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 21:48:00

I`ve posted on other feed that we`re in the process of replacing average/half-decent players with better one`s and not many clubs get to do that (inc Spuds) McCann for Reo-C,Angel for Carew etc
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 21:57:00

Might be true - might not be. One thing I am certain of - we haven't got a clue what is going on behind the scenes - and I like it that way. Every player we get linked with then gets linked to every other dodgy club with some cash, so best we keep things quiet till they sign. ...... We are going to have to get used to some of our less ambitious competitors getting a little worried. Best to ignore them, then we can gloat when we achieve what we all want - beating them all.
Report Abuse
27/06/2007 23:20:00

Koumas in - sounds good. Cahill & Osbourne out on loan...hope not. I'd let Osbourne go on loan, but Cahill did well last season & will be needed for cover....unless MON has got something in mind already for cover at the back.
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 04:01:00

We're still waiting astonmilan. Presumably we shouldn't hold our breath?
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 08:31:00

Chalky is partially correct. It's quite amusing though how all the Spurs fans think thier defenders are world class too! Can't be both defence and attack as they'd be champions! He must be like a dog with two d**** now Henry has left. I like the friendly Spurs banter.
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 09:43:00

so this is it, this is what we have been waiting all summer for, the big one, the one that gets the lions teeth into the premiership, the one that states our ambition and puts us back on the map and its er, its Jason Koumas. Only kidding im sure if he arrives better will follow (please god let better follow).
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 10:44:00

Chalky - why don't you Phuk oph. That's rhetorical hence no question mark. I like your banter but you bore me. Arsenal are still a better side than you with a better go and use some real bottle and go on a teams thread that finished above yuo last season and give them some grief. I'll respect you more than that. At the moment yu have the sole right to brag about finishing higher than us and being in Europe. Be respectful to us and have a bit of maturity on here, like OneAaronLennon. Debates can be really interesting and useful when mature, they don't have to be sarcastic...are you Larsson*7*CFC in disguise.....I've only read your first post at this point BTW.
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 11:30:00

Report Abuse
28/06/2007 11:38:00

Probably a blue nose
Report Abuse
28/06/2007 21:48:00

All gone quiet on the Koumas front, I suspect Albion want too much money for a player they dont really want to part with.
Report Abuse
03/07/2007 09:18:00

Hope you take him he reallly is useless. Cheers Martin, you will always be a Celtic Legend in my books.
Report Abuse
05/07/2007 03:05:00

MON has now denied any talk of Cahill or Osbourne going on loan to get Koumas.
The Fear
Report Abuse
08/07/2007 21:00:00


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Villa Confirm 25 Man Premier League Squad (Thursday September 3 2015)

Sherwood On Gana - Richards On Gil (Thursday September 3 2015)

The Vital Villa Player Of August 2015 (Thursday September 3 2015)

Brad Guzan Remains USA No 1... For Now (Thursday September 3 2015)

Sherwood Ready To Take The Praise Or Blame (Thursday September 3 2015)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Everton 4 1 2 1 1 5
10. Southampton 4 1 2 1 0 5
11. AFC Bournemouth 4 1 1 2 -1 4
12. Aston Villa 4 1 1 2 -1 4
13. Chelsea 4 1 1 2 -3 4
14. Norwich 4 1 1 2 -3 4
15. WBA 4 1 1 2 -3 4

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Williams Wins Man of the Match vs Manchester United
Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:37:00
Shelvey To Start For England vs San Marino
Swansea : 04/09/2015 20:19:00
Southampton's 25 Man Premier League Squad
Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:38:01
Romeu On Win & Competition
Southampton : 04/09/2015 18:35:01
Pellegrini Confident On Attacking Options
Man City : 04/09/2015 18:02:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

How Was The Summer Transfer Window For You!?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Excellent 25%
Good 68%
Average 6%
Poor 1%
Awful 0%