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Transfer Window Shuts - COME ON VILLA

Transfer Window Shuts - COME ON VILLA

Well, that appears to be that, the end of another transfer window and again, not a massive amount of action, in fact just one main signing in and one signing out.

I'm sure this isn't for the lack of trying, it hasn't exactly been a bumper window for most teams to be fair.

So now it is over, we can concentrate on finishing as high as possible in the top 4!


This is MON's transfers to date updated for the month of January. Last year's January purchase is the only exit and Emile Heskey the only major incoming signing.

I just noticed an interesting quote on Vital Arsenal about us buying Heskey, seems their frustrations are pretty high!

Iceman said: Villa have spent £4million on Heskey when they could have had him for free in the summer. Why because its a starement of intent on where they want to be next season, on the face of it its a waste of £4million but the reality is its a great bit of business when your trying to push a club forwards. I guess by 5pm we will know where this club is heading in the near future.

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :


Kevin Phillips WBA £700k
Matthieu Berson Levante £1m
Ulises De La Cruz Reading Free
Peter Whittingham Cardiff City £250k
Eric Djemba Djemba Quatar Free
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls Free
Milan Baros Lyon Swap
Mark Delaney Retired


Stiliyan Petrov Celtic £6.5m
Didier Agathe Celtic Free
Chris Sutton Celtic Free
Phil Bardsley Manchester United Loan
Gabor Kiraly Crystal Palace Loan
John Carew Lyon Swap
Ashley Young Watford £9.65m
Shaun Maloney Celtic £1.1m

SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:


Gary Cahill Bolton Undisc (in region of £4m?)
Liam Ridgewell Birmingham £2m
Jlloyd Samuel Bolton Free
Lee Hendrie Sheffield United Free
Chris Sutton Retired
Steven Davis Fulham £4m
Aaron Hughes Fulham £1m
Gavin McCann Bolton £1m
Robert Olejnik Falkirk Free


Wayne Routledge Tottenham £1.5m
Moustapha Salifou FC Wil Undisc.
Curtis Davies West Brom Loan
Zat Knight Fulham £3.5m
Scott Carson Liverpool Loan
Harry Forrester Watford £250 000 initial fee rising on appearances
Eric Lichaj Unattached Free
Marlon Harewood West Ham Undisc (region of £3.5m?)
Nigel Reo-Coker West Ham £8.5m

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009


Luke Moore (West Brom - £3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, £1million)
Wayne Routledge (undisclosed)


Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around £7.5million?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea £5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of £2 - £2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, starts at around £800k up to £2m on appearances etc?)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around £4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around £5m?)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers £7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, around £12million?)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic (£3.5m)

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*

Transfer window thread 2: Click Here

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday February 2 2009
Time: 5:30PM


Rubbish! Everyone else did business late on. After so many windows we are still depsperatly short in areas! I pray we dont look back in May and see this as an opportunity missed.
02/02/2009 17:38:00
MON has left himself open for criticism but ONLY if he doesn`t make top 4, Arsenal and Everton have strengthened and have players returning from injuries so it`s gonna be very exciting over the last 14 games.
02/02/2009 17:43:00
I think it's hilarious. All these armchair Villa managers thinking they know better than MON. I reckon he's doing it on purpose, just to show a few of you how good he really is. Getting 3rd on limited resources would be a fantastic achievement, and it is still possible. Either way, we are so much better off than 3 years ago.
02/02/2009 17:47:00
As far as we are all aware heathfieldroad we havent got limited resources. I just think there is no better time in recent history to recruit players, why would players like Bent, Richards or many others to down the chance to not only play in the champs league but a chance (a small chance granted) to challenge for the title! We could have really kicked on now we will all be praying for no injuries and no suspensions till the end of the season.
02/02/2009 17:52:00
Do you spend every penny you earn? If you have some spare cash do you get out the Argos catalogue and find something you don't really want to buy? MON probably had his targets, couldn't get any except Heskey, so decides not to go for second best. Spending doesn't guarantee success. Spending wisely does improve our chances.
02/02/2009 18:06:00
Like Tez said, as long as we dont blow our top 4 chance none of it will matter. We'll need to ride our luck till the end of the season now and just prey for no cards or injuries. Come on Freddie and Laursen. We need you more than ever.
02/02/2009 18:41:00
i agree with tez86 but would also like to point out that we barely have a player for each position what if luke young gets injured long term we have no right back or left back that are deemed good enough petrov and barry run most games for us who'd cover them and well upfront ......
02/02/2009 18:41:00
STOP MOANING & SUPPORT YOUR TEAM....................
02/02/2009 18:59:00
Hear, Hear.... Couldn't agree more Chasrack, we are ahead on a 5 year schedule at the moment. If the Manager can't buy who he wants for the price HE thinks is right, then what is the point in forking out for someone how is going to be surplus to requirements and a drain on the weekly wage to boot!! UTV
02/02/2009 19:28:00
Doesn't close until midnight tonight does it/
chocolate teapot
02/02/2009 19:48:00
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