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Replacements For Laursen Being Lined Up?

Replacements For Laursen Being Lined Up?

Little bit of gossip going on in the red tops today, the one of note (and sadness) is in The Sun.

They claim that Martin Laursen informed Villa boss Martin O'Neill yesterday that he will need another operation which could mean he is out for up to 9 months.

The rumours are that Laursen, 31, is considering retirement having already fought back from several career threatening injuries.

James Nursery of The Mirror follows that up saying that MON's main targets to replace Laursen are Everton defender Joleon Lescott who moved to Merseyside from Wolves and often linked Manchester City defender Micah Richards.

Richards might make sense if he isn't going to feature for City after they spend their billions but - with no disrespect to Villa - why would Lescott need to move from Everton when they are fighting for a similar place in the league and have a very good manager in David Moyes?

The Sun also link us to 21 year old Maccabi Tel Aviv midfielder Maor Buzaglo but say no more on who and why, so I'll do the same and maybe just let out a little yawn!



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday April 22 2009
Time: 9:14AM

Comments

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Agreed cannot see Lescott joining the club. Richards would be a good signing in my eyes, i think O'Neill could get his career back on track.
young_jonah
22/04/2009 09:20:00
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Ive said it before, and ill say it again. If O'Neill signs that waste of space Richards, ill hunt him down and rape him. Laursen needs someone special to replace him, Richards is not that man.
RosettaStoned
22/04/2009 09:23:00
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Lets get Mellberg back and Hangelund
bentonm
22/04/2009 09:29:00
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bentonm, i would love to see Mellberg back and I think Haangeland is of Laursen's mould, either would please me!!
young_jonah
22/04/2009 09:40:00
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Matthew Upson I say. I know he's an ex Blue Nose, but he's quality. The only way Moyes would sell Lescott is if he needs the money to rebuild in other areas of the team, and a club come in with an 'over the top' offer. So it IS a possibility. Richards would be good cover at right back/centre half. Sensible signing as long as we get Upson or Lescott as well
krfeskivilla
22/04/2009 09:50:00
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agreed krfeskivilla, Matthew Upson is a very good defender, think he'd be more solid than the others mentioned. Arsenal are said to be interested in getting him back mind you.
The Fear
22/04/2009 09:58:00
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Matthew upson would love to come to the Villa after he had 40,000 people shouting out that he takes it up the wrong un.
RosettaStoned
22/04/2009 10:17:00
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Out Taylor, Knight, Laursen (Retirement), Shorey, Barry, Osbourne, Harewood, Salifou, Gardner....In Hart, Glen Johnson, Upson, Haagland, Baines, Lennon, Huddlestone, Defour, Kranjcar and Vagner Love. Easy! ;0)
In MON we trust!
22/04/2009 11:23:00
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Oh and get back to playing 4-5-1, with a ball winner infront of the back 4 (Reo/Sidwell) a ball keeper (Petrov/Huddlestone) and a play maker (Defour/Kranjcar)
In MON we trust!
22/04/2009 11:29:00
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well now you put it that way, it does look pretty easy this management lark! lol
The Fear
22/04/2009 11:34:00
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