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The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 2

Part two of the summer long torture thread. Sorry, did I say torture, I meant TRANSFER thread. Last summer we filled about 10 or 11 of these up with article comments so lets see if we can't out do ourselves and maybe this time we'll all end up happy and positive with the incoming and outgoing players!?

So basically use this thread as you wish, who have you seen linked, who would you like in, which linked players would be good, bad or just plain ugly?

We also have the forum thread to endure, sorry I meant enjoy: Click Here

And in time honoured fashion, I'll simply say....

Over to you Mr O'Neill !

Movements so far:

Out

Gareth Barry £12million

In

...Previous Threads:

Part 1 with 215 comments: The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 1

Just for those still not sure, the transfer window IS open!

This is the definitive: www.premierleague.com/staticFiles

The rules read:

Prem league rules, page 150 on transfers: 2. The first Transfer Window in any year shall commence at midnight on the last day of the Season and shall end on 31st August next if aWorking Day or, if not, on the firstWorking Day thereafter, at a time to be determined by the Board.

I have also, just to be doubly sure that no rule changes have come into place, double checked with the Club and been told the rules are correct and the transfer window is alive and kicking.





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Date:Sunday June 7 2009

Time: 6:44PM

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The Fear
Sunday's links including Michael Owen: Click Here
The Fear
Sunday's links including Michael Owen: Click Here
The Fear
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The Fear
Daily Star just put up a link: MARTIN O’NEILL has lined up a £5million raid on Spurs for Scotland international Alan Hutton. They say MON wants competitionfor Luke Young at right-back
The Fear
Daily Star just put up a link: MARTIN O’NEILL has lined up a £5million raid on Spurs for Scotland international Alan Hutton. They say MON wants competitionfor Luke Young at right-back
The Fear
would prefer naughton but hutton is a good second choice yet more spuds linked with us
clarkamus
would prefer naughton but hutton is a good second choice yet more spuds linked with us
clarkamus
Dont rate Hutton really but i wonder if Luke will be Wilfs replacement at LB???! We're cursed by injuries this year. I rekon Owen on 50k a week would be worth it for free. Like the idea of sturridge too. Richards, Lescott or Hangeland for CB, Defour or Bentley for MF
Raunds Villain
Dont rate Hutton really but i wonder if Luke will be Wilfs replacement at LB???! We're cursed by injuries this year. I rekon Owen on 50k a week would be worth it for free. Like the idea of sturridge too. Richards, Lescott or Hangeland for CB, Defour or Bentley for MF
Raunds Villain
monday tomorrow i expect to see hear something from the club and martin oneil on the official website if not i dont think im gona have many finger nails left im staring to worry lets hope he just wanted a bit of quiet and when hes back hel get right on with it
clarkamus
monday tomorrow i expect to see hear something from the club and martin oneil on the official website if not i dont think im gona have many finger nails left im staring to worry lets hope he just wanted a bit of quiet and when hes back hel get right on with it
clarkamus
Do you know I have'nt got a clue who is coming or going. Do I care? Of cause I do. But I will be very surprised if any signing will be breathtaking. This is the Villa we are talking about.
coltrane
Do you know I have'nt got a clue who is coming or going. Do I care? Of cause I do. But I will be very surprised if any signing will be breathtaking. This is the Villa we are talking about.
coltrane
Out: Barry (£12M), Osbourne (£2M), Harewood (£3M), Total: £17M Budget: £37M (+ outgoing transfer fees = £17M) Total = £54M In: Bentley (£7M), Defour (£10M), Love (£15M), Owen (Free), Naughton (£5M), Babel (£9M), Vermallen (£8M), Total = £54M ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Perfect summer transfer window for us to aim for 5th/4th next year and perhaps claim a trophy!
astvil123
Out: Barry (£12M), Osbourne (£2M), Harewood (£3M), Total: £17M Budget: £37M (+ outgoing transfer fees = £17M) Total = £54M In: Bentley (£7M), Defour (£10M), Love (£15M), Owen (Free), Naughton (£5M), Babel (£9M), Vermallen (£8M), Total = £54M ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ Perfect summer transfer window for us to aim for 5th/4th next year and perhaps claim a trophy!
astvil123
Martins or Owen? I think Martins would be a decent option, as he is young. Not as clinical as Owen though. Owen is more of a gamble as he is obviously injury prone, but for a freebie, i think he would be worth a punt! Certainly wouldnt mind seeing him in a villa shirt!
Its All Over FC
Martins or Owen? I think Martins would be a decent option, as he is young. Not as clinical as Owen though. Owen is more of a gamble as he is obviously injury prone, but for a freebie, i think he would be worth a punt! Certainly wouldnt mind seeing him in a villa shirt!
Its All Over FC
For a long time I've been skeptical about any move for Owen, but I'm beginning to warm to the idea. If he stays fit (and if anywhere can keep him fit, Villa can) then he'll score goals. Hopefully we'll have more games to play next season, so we'll be grateful of the depth up front. Most importantly though, he's a big football name. News of the transfer will raise Villa's profile around the world - which has to be a step in the right direction. It would be great for the players at the club and a good sign to those we might want to attract to the club. At the end of the day, even if he's fit for only half the season, he'll be a good player for free even if his wages are steep.
RoyalVilla
For a long time I've been skeptical about any move for Owen, but I'm beginning to warm to the idea. If he stays fit (and if anywhere can keep him fit, Villa can) then he'll score goals. Hopefully we'll have more games to play next season, so we'll be grateful of the depth up front. Most importantly though, he's a big football name. News of the transfer will raise Villa's profile around the world - which has to be a step in the right direction. It would be great for the players at the club and a good sign to those we might want to attract to the club. At the end of the day, even if he's fit for only half the season, he'll be a good player for free even if his wages are steep.
RoyalVilla
pay owen 25k a week and i may consider him. owen/heskey still sounds a little like backwards thinking to me. and to answer a question on the previous thread, i did not read the Eden Hazard rumour on footballrumours.com, it came from a mate who supports Lille.
leftfoot
pay owen 25k a week and i may consider him. owen/heskey still sounds a little like backwards thinking to me. and to answer a question on the previous thread, i did not read the Eden Hazard rumour on footballrumours.com, it came from a mate who supports Lille.
leftfoot
not a lot today, the new Reading boss admits he will struggle to keep hold of Kevin Doyle who we have been linked with along with Spurs. Everton today linked for a £7m swoop for the striker. Alan Hutton was linked last night for £5m. Apart from that can't see anything new today. Doyle a good one you think?
The Fear
not a lot today, the new Reading boss admits he will struggle to keep hold of Kevin Doyle who we have been linked with along with Spurs. Everton today linked for a £7m swoop for the striker. Alan Hutton was linked last night for £5m. Apart from that can't see anything new today. Doyle a good one you think?
The Fear
I haven't seen a great deal of Kevin Doyle to be honest, but he wouldn't excite me, and I can't see him putting bums on seats! I guess he'd be a 'typical' MON signing though?
Its All Over FC
I haven't seen a great deal of Kevin Doyle to be honest, but he wouldn't excite me, and I can't see him putting bums on seats! I guess he'd be a 'typical' MON signing though?
Its All Over FC
zigic linked again no thanks
clarkamus
zigic linked again no thanks
clarkamus
Apparently Thomas vermalen the ajax defender is going to the gooners. We miss out again it seems......
Raunds Villain
Apparently Thomas vermalen the ajax defender is going to the gooners. We miss out again it seems......
Raunds Villain
PLEASE NOT HUTTON OR DOYLE!!!
Raunds Villain
PLEASE NOT HUTTON OR DOYLE!!!
Raunds Villain
I know its been done for a while now, but i still don't see why you guys sold Barry for 12million? As an outsider, i just thought he was worth a lot more than that. Can anyone shed light on this deal for me? Good luck in the transfer market and for next season
retroflair31
I know its been done for a while now, but i still don't see why you guys sold Barry for 12million? As an outsider, i just thought he was worth a lot more than that. Can anyone shed light on this deal for me? Good luck in the transfer market and for next season
retroflair31
I'd give Doyle a chance but not for "funny money". I'd also go for Roque still. Owen is not my bag and I think we can do better although if he came I'd accept it and hope for the best. Would like to see either Bentley or Downing come in and provide real competition for Sidwell. I think Sidwell will still be a great hit when he has this pre-season and no bad luck injury like last time....also think he will raise his game witouht Gaz there and flourish...watch this space. Hangelaand or Lescott at top choice CB but wingback cover needed as top priority people....that way we can play RB's as RB's and LB's as......also NRC to stay and become a sweeper/holding MF. So: RSC = 13m, Bentley = 10m, x1 RB + LB = 16m, (maybe to include Bale or super signing of G Johnson), and surprise signing of M Johnson from Man City.
koolbill
1 year left on contract simple as that
clarkamus
I'd give Doyle a chance but not for "funny money". I'd also go for Roque still. Owen is not my bag and I think we can do better although if he came I'd accept it and hope for the best. Would like to see either Bentley or Downing come in and provide real competition for Sidwell. I think Sidwell will still be a great hit when he has this pre-season and no bad luck injury like last time....also think he will raise his game witouht Gaz there and flourish...watch this space. Hangelaand or Lescott at top choice CB but wingback cover needed as top priority people....that way we can play RB's as RB's and LB's as......also NRC to stay and become a sweeper/holding MF. So: RSC = 13m, Bentley = 10m, x1 RB + LB = 16m, (maybe to include Bale or super signing of G Johnson), and surprise signing of M Johnson from Man City.
koolbill
1 year left on contract simple as that
clarkamus
Owen at 50K a week seems worth a punt as it will give us a new option up front although I wouldn't like to see it as a move to re-create the Owen/Heskey partnership I still see our number 1 forwards to be Gabby and Big JC. Hutton maybe if it only gives us cover at full bank
2fishinatank
Owen at 50K a week seems worth a punt as it will give us a new option up front although I wouldn't like to see it as a move to re-create the Owen/Heskey partnership I still see our number 1 forwards to be Gabby and Big JC. Hutton maybe if it only gives us cover at full bank
2fishinatank
yup, price totally down to just one year left on contract, for that reason alone it was a very good price we got for him really.
The Fear
yup, price totally down to just one year left on contract, for that reason alone it was a very good price we got for him really.
The Fear
Spuds in for Carew and Young....surely not. This time of year is so frustrating I get so excited by some of the names coming to us and so disapointed when our best players are linked elsewhere. Journalist just make up stories and we all buy in. I have headline transfer window open everyone is up for grabs
NY Villa
Spuds in for Carew and Young....surely not. This time of year is so frustrating I get so excited by some of the names coming to us and so disapointed when our best players are linked elsewhere. Journalist just make up stories and we all buy in. I have headline transfer window open everyone is up for grabs
NY Villa
WOW - a player we are NOT being linked with!!!!!! Scharner chased by Premiership trio - Everton, Spurs and Fulham!!!
deano.avfc
WOW - a player we are NOT being linked with!!!!!! Scharner chased by Premiership trio - Everton, Spurs and Fulham!!!
deano.avfc
Do other team's fans drive themselves silly like us? Scharner and Owen are good calls
tarzan
Do other team's fans drive themselves silly like us? Scharner and Owen are good calls
tarzan
i thought we signed tht young arsenal player. wat happened to tht?
jimjim96
i thought we signed tht young arsenal player. wat happened to tht?
jimjim96
he was a 16 year old youth player not a first team player jimjim
clarkamus
he was a 16 year old youth player not a first team player jimjim
clarkamus
finally mon says something on avfc official site but it is to say that there has been no deal struck for michael owen but he has not dissmissed the transfer completely
clarkamus
finally mon says something on avfc official site but it is to say that there has been no deal struck for michael owen but he has not dissmissed the transfer completely
clarkamus
We don't need any/many more midfielders. Gardner played for U21s last night for the first half and was quality in tackle and distribution, even scoring a well taken goal from an excellent run from deep to beat the offside trap.
Villan444
We don't need any/many more midfielders. Gardner played for U21s last night for the first half and was quality in tackle and distribution, even scoring a well taken goal from an excellent run from deep to beat the offside trap.
Villan444
I still think a raid on Bolton and Blackburn would suit us: Roque from BB and Matty Taylor from BW. Also, Glen Johnson or Micah Richards or both would really beef the defence up and provide quality numbers in that dept. Both young too. Richards really needs to sort his head out and being with us would do that. Bring Sturridge with him and he has a mate to help bed him in too. I still believe that Cuellar and Davies will be brilliant if allowed to play together in their central defence positions and not shuffled like playing cards. All of these players are "getable" with perhaps Johnson staying for money at Portsmouth now another Sheik is onboard. Outside bets are on Bentley, Owen, Bent and Downing. All good players but a bit soft mentally and physically in one way or another but with undisputed talent that when firing is up at the top level. Standing by for retort. ;-) p.s. no to Barton!!! He's fat, he's scouse and I don't want him in my Villa house!
koolbill
I still think a raid on Bolton and Blackburn would suit us: Roque from BB and Matty Taylor from BW. Also, Glen Johnson or Micah Richards or both would really beef the defence up and provide quality numbers in that dept. Both young too. Richards really needs to sort his head out and being with us would do that. Bring Sturridge with him and he has a mate to help bed him in too. I still believe that Cuellar and Davies will be brilliant if allowed to play together in their central defence positions and not shuffled like playing cards. All of these players are "getable" with perhaps Johnson staying for money at Portsmouth now another Sheik is onboard. Outside bets are on Bentley, Owen, Bent and Downing. All good players but a bit soft mentally and physically in one way or another but with undisputed talent that when firing is up at the top level. Standing by for retort. ;-) p.s. no to Barton!!! He's fat, he's scouse and I don't want him in my Villa house!
koolbill
Also, who was that lad from Stoke who scored a header when they drew with us? A young white midfielder? Might be worth a shout.
koolbill
Also, who was that lad from Stoke who scored a header when they drew with us? A young white midfielder? Might be worth a shout.
koolbill
Tuesdays links, some reports still insist Owen and another Pompey defender Distin. Click Here
The Fear
Tuesdays links, some reports still insist Owen and another Pompey defender Distin. Click Here
The Fear
http://www.imscouting.com/global_news_item.aspx?id=2252 - apparently we've put a bid in!!
Mutley73
http://www.imscouting.com/global_news_item.aspx?id=2252 - apparently we've put a bid in!!
Mutley73
how about someone from Real Madrids supposed clear out? Van Der Vaart for instance?
leftfoot
how about someone from Real Madrids supposed clear out? Van Der Vaart for instance?
leftfoot
reports in france claiming we have made a bid for marseille's beniot cheyrou you brother of bruno. he is a left footed central midfielder.
1982benny
reports in france claiming we have made a bid for marseille's beniot cheyrou you brother of bruno. he is a left footed central midfielder.
1982benny
its frustrating this transfer window its the part of the season that really exites me but being a villa fan is hard work cmon martin oneil give us a lil peak at your list
clarkamus
its frustrating this transfer window its the part of the season that really exites me but being a villa fan is hard work cmon martin oneil give us a lil peak at your list
clarkamus
I think Mon is on holiday and not back at his desk till Monday although i suppose he would have his mobile switched on! So dont think anythin will even start 2 happen til next week. UP THE VILLA.
astonsteve
I think Mon is on holiday and not back at his desk till Monday although i suppose he would have his mobile switched on! So dont think anythin will even start 2 happen til next week. UP THE VILLA.
astonsteve
Just heard form a usually reliable source that Hutton has agreed on principle to a £5.2m move!! Medical later this week!! He is meant to be a terrific player - certainly wanted by Man Utd last year. Dont know if we need him though, hope L Young is not going to go LB!!
deano.avfc
Just heard form a usually reliable source that Hutton has agreed on principle to a £5.2m move!! Medical later this week!! He is meant to be a terrific player - certainly wanted by Man Utd last year. Dont know if we need him though, hope L Young is not going to go LB!!
deano.avfc
well hutton is a right back deano :s so wouldnt it suggest he would be going to LB lol.?
willowavfc
well hutton is a right back deano :s so wouldnt it suggest he would be going to LB lol.?
willowavfc
sorry deano, i only read the last line and missed the bit before out lol. i bloody hope this isnt true, lets concentrate on a LB instead! why do we need a right back???????????
willowavfc
sorry deano, i only read the last line and missed the bit before out lol. i bloody hope this isnt true, lets concentrate on a LB instead! why do we need a right back???????????
willowavfc
We need a right-back of course but not at £5.2m. Bring one through (Eric Lichaj), buy one on the cheap (like we did with Delaney) or get a Laursen replacement who is just as good at RB (like Wes Brown....but not Wes Brown!!)
deano.avfc
We need a right-back of course but not at £5.2m. Bring one through (Eric Lichaj), buy one on the cheap (like we did with Delaney) or get a Laursen replacement who is just as good at RB (like Wes Brown....but not Wes Brown!!)
deano.avfc
Ruud van Nistelrooy available for 1.25M euros!! He is 32 but SURELY worth a punt!!! Imagine him feeding off Young and Milner!!!! Only Spurs and Panathinikos linked so far!! A 2-year deal for him would stand us in good stead!!!
deano.avfc
Ruud van Nistelrooy available for 1.25M euros!! He is 32 but SURELY worth a punt!!! Imagine him feeding off Young and Milner!!!! Only Spurs and Panathinikos linked so far!! A 2-year deal for him would stand us in good stead!!!
deano.avfc
i disagree. rightback is certainly not a priority, w've got young, and gardner can quite easily cover, we need a top quality cb , top quality cm and striker, a good winger, and another good random player lol.
willowavfc
i disagree. rightback is certainly not a priority, w've got young, and gardner can quite easily cover, we need a top quality cb , top quality cm and striker, a good winger, and another good random player lol.
willowavfc
i disagree. rightback is certainly not a priority, w've got young, and gardner can quite easily cover, we need a top quality cb , top quality cm and striker, a good winger, and another good random player lol.
willowavfc
i disagree. rightback is certainly not a priority, w've got young, and gardner can quite easily cover, we need a top quality cb , top quality cm and striker, a good winger, and another good random player lol.
willowavfc
I was slated by Villan of the North for an article concluding exactly the same!! I suggested Lescott, Naughton, Bentley, Defour and Bent!!
deano.avfc
I was slated by Villan of the North for an article concluding exactly the same!! I suggested Lescott, Naughton, Bentley, Defour and Bent!!
deano.avfc
ive got a good one. How long will it be until we make our first signing?
clarkamus
ive got a good one. How long will it be until we make our first signing?
clarkamus
2hrs before deadline after being linked to 900 players!!
TheFullTilt
2hrs before deadline after being linked to 900 players!!
TheFullTilt
bit unsure as to why people keep saying hutton and right back not a priority?strength in depth perhaps? we've got a good foundation, if we're spending good money we might as well get people in who can push the first team instead of just being 'back-up' im pretty sure man utd's 'backups' werent cheap even the reserves like evans would command a good price! get them in I say (hutton and owen) and carry on building Mr Oneil! utv
TheFullTilt
bit unsure as to why people keep saying hutton and right back not a priority?strength in depth perhaps? we've got a good foundation, if we're spending good money we might as well get people in who can push the first team instead of just being 'back-up' im pretty sure man utd's 'backups' werent cheap even the reserves like evans would command a good price! get them in I say (hutton and owen) and carry on building Mr Oneil! utv
TheFullTilt
oh and just my opinion but ive supported the villa now for 20 years plus...now i know theres wiser heads on here than me, but Ive seen comments from villa fans turning their nose up to the prospect of signing owen-'he's past it' etc I have to say I laugh..this is Mr Owen, look at newcastles injury list there has to be something wrong with training regimes and or facilities-did anyone see balaban?allback?not great but cost us alot more. Even if we kept him fit for the last 3rd of the season we would look better with him in the squad than on the opposite bench..still prefer huntlaar though :-)
TheFullTilt
1st signing will be in January window..........
NY Villa
oh and just my opinion but ive supported the villa now for 20 years plus...now i know theres wiser heads on here than me, but Ive seen comments from villa fans turning their nose up to the prospect of signing owen-'he's past it' etc I have to say I laugh..this is Mr Owen, look at newcastles injury list there has to be something wrong with training regimes and or facilities-did anyone see balaban?allback?not great but cost us alot more. Even if we kept him fit for the last 3rd of the season we would look better with him in the squad than on the opposite bench..still prefer huntlaar though :-)
TheFullTilt
1st signing will be in January window..........
NY Villa
I also think paying 3 million a season for 2 years is good business although expensive through wages we are paying zero in transfer fees so to Owen for 6 million is very cheap IMO
NY Villa
I also think paying 3 million a season for 2 years is good business although expensive through wages we are paying zero in transfer fees so to Owen for 6 million is very cheap IMO
NY Villa
apparently Owen only played 71 games but still scored 29 goals thats not too bad a ratio really if villa could keep him fit.....hardly past it!
johnmurphy3112
apparently Owen only played 71 games but still scored 29 goals thats not too bad a ratio really if villa could keep him fit.....hardly past it!
johnmurphy3112
I wish there was more communication from the club, even if it is deny rumours, especially rumours about selling players.
Steve64k
I wish there was more communication from the club, even if it is deny rumours, especially rumours about selling players.
Steve64k
Jenas to Villa........let's see if he can kick on and live up to all that potential he had.
evoflash
Jenas to Villa........let's see if he can kick on and live up to all that potential he had.
evoflash
aparently west ham are going to let upson go would be a good solid centre back for us
clarkamus
aparently west ham are going to let upson go would be a good solid centre back for us
clarkamus
Its getting boring, folks. No news whatsoever!
JT_daniel
Its getting boring, folks. No news whatsoever!
JT_daniel
yaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn. Oneil still working on his Tan?
Stig
yaaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnn. Oneil still working on his Tan?
Stig
i am worrying that we may miss out on two talented younsters in fabian delph and daniel sturridge i have had them both pegged down for moves to us for months now and im sure they would be great signings come on martin get stuck in im sure villa is an attractive place for these player dont let them slip the net
clarkamus
i am worrying that we may miss out on two talented younsters in fabian delph and daniel sturridge i have had them both pegged down for moves to us for months now and im sure they would be great signings come on martin get stuck in im sure villa is an attractive place for these player dont let them slip the net
clarkamus
Sorry TheFullTilt, I cant agree about us signing Michael Owen. This isn't the Michael Owen of our distant memories, this is an injury prone individual way past his best. His pace has gone, disappeared into the breeze with his first touch. Many also question whether his heart is still in the game. Is he really worth the gamble, at the ridiculous salary he would command? I think not. A Heskey/Owen partnership next season would frighten me to death. We need a strike duo that can do that to opposition defences.
glensider
Sorry TheFullTilt, I cant agree about us signing Michael Owen. This isn't the Michael Owen of our distant memories, this is an injury prone individual way past his best. His pace has gone, disappeared into the breeze with his first touch. Many also question whether his heart is still in the game. Is he really worth the gamble, at the ridiculous salary he would command? I think not. A Heskey/Owen partnership next season would frighten me to death. We need a strike duo that can do that to opposition defences.
glensider
Linked to Damian Duff I see. Like clarkamus I would prefer we be linked with some talented youngerplayers out there. Obviously 99.9% of the rumours are just sheer media ramblings, and we have to be thankful for that I guess. Owen, Distin, Duff, the mind boggles.
glensider
Linked to Damian Duff I see. Like clarkamus I would prefer we be linked with some talented youngerplayers out there. Obviously 99.9% of the rumours are just sheer media ramblings, and we have to be thankful for that I guess. Owen, Distin, Duff, the mind boggles.
glensider
Glensider, i think Owen would be a good player to add to the squad, yes he is not the same player but i belive he still has sumthin to offer and of course is still a natural goalscorer. I take ur point on the other players though i wouldnt be keen on Duff or Distin. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
Glensider, i think Owen would be a good player to add to the squad, yes he is not the same player but i belive he still has sumthin to offer and of course is still a natural goalscorer. I take ur point on the other players though i wouldnt be keen on Duff or Distin. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
Tuncay says he want to play in Premier League!!! Why are we waiting - he should be in the shirt on the pitch. An amazing player who would give use such flair on any part of the park. We should get him now before the big4 start sniffing around!
deano.avfc
Tuncay says he want to play in Premier League!!! Why are we waiting - he should be in the shirt on the pitch. An amazing player who would give use such flair on any part of the park. We should get him now before the big4 start sniffing around!
deano.avfc
And Harewood linked to Boro move. PLEASE MON make him part of an exchange deal!! Tuncay particulalry but if Downing or Wheater want to move bring them too! Quality players the three of them. Rest of the squad - useless!!
deano.avfc
And Harewood linked to Boro move. PLEASE MON make him part of an exchange deal!! Tuncay particulalry but if Downing or Wheater want to move bring them too! Quality players the three of them. Rest of the squad - useless!!
deano.avfc
Agree Deano, they are all the right side of 30 unlike all the recent links. Was such a shame to see Southgate get relegated though after leaving the Villa for pastures new and greener grass ;-D
Villan444
Agree Deano, they are all the right side of 30 unlike all the recent links. Was such a shame to see Southgate get relegated though after leaving the Villa for pastures new and greener grass ;-D
Villan444
Duff?............please let this be the poorest of bad rumours!
claretandbluestu
Duff?............please let this be the poorest of bad rumours!
claretandbluestu
Downing. YES. Duff. NO. Roque anyone? Bent? Rather have Bent than see him go to Sunderbland! I've bitten all my nails off already. I think a cheeky transfer of Giles Barnes would be nice, he's got a whole pre-season to get fit and prove Fulham wrong - we could write it into his contract to "PLAY OR GO AWAY" I call it. I would really like Jenas, more than Bentley. We do need another MAN in midfield though and that man is a fit Sidwell. It's about time Stieber was added to the squad too. Now let's go get Sturridge, Bent, Jenas, Barnes, M Richards, Lescott and I'm happy.
koolbill
Downing. YES. Duff. NO. Roque anyone? Bent? Rather have Bent than see him go to Sunderbland! I've bitten all my nails off already. I think a cheeky transfer of Giles Barnes would be nice, he's got a whole pre-season to get fit and prove Fulham wrong - we could write it into his contract to "PLAY OR GO AWAY" I call it. I would really like Jenas, more than Bentley. We do need another MAN in midfield though and that man is a fit Sidwell. It's about time Stieber was added to the squad too. Now let's go get Sturridge, Bent, Jenas, Barnes, M Richards, Lescott and I'm happy.
koolbill
I heard that Chelsea will have to pay Man City 10mil in compensation if they sign Sturridge,I might have misheard though.
Pking
I heard that Chelsea will have to pay Man City 10mil in compensation if they sign Sturridge,I might have misheard though.
Pking
delph to everton rumour denied by leeds hopefully we can get in quick an take him off there hands cant see man city geting 10 million comp for sturridge but if that is the case i doubt he will be at villa next year but i really do doubt that is the case
clarkamus
delph to everton rumour denied by leeds hopefully we can get in quick an take him off there hands cant see man city geting 10 million comp for sturridge but if that is the case i doubt he will be at villa next year but i really do doubt that is the case
clarkamus
maybe your right glensider, I may have my rose tinted glasses on again-bring back angel!I do think Owen would be a good addition on a free though-considering we were ready to splash out 4million on harewood plus wages and then we seem ready to sell him on again for whats reported as 1.5mil, which is probably how much we should of payed at the time. Not liking the duff link..thought he was quality at chelsea, but now im not too sure-having said that im for signing owen-get him in!hehe. wish we would have a little bet on delph though and roque would be much better than owen, get them all..
TheFullTilt
maybe your right glensider, I may have my rose tinted glasses on again-bring back angel!I do think Owen would be a good addition on a free though-considering we were ready to splash out 4million on harewood plus wages and then we seem ready to sell him on again for whats reported as 1.5mil, which is probably how much we should of payed at the time. Not liking the duff link..thought he was quality at chelsea, but now im not too sure-having said that im for signing owen-get him in!hehe. wish we would have a little bet on delph though and roque would be much better than owen, get them all..
TheFullTilt
ive not seen much of sturridge, is he really worth 10mil?
TheFullTilt
ive not seen much of sturridge, is he really worth 10mil?
TheFullTilt
tuncay, downing bentley delph hutton wheater, owen???? sorted. top four here we come.
willowavfc
tuncay, downing bentley delph hutton wheater, owen???? sorted. top four here we come.
willowavfc
young on for england-thats priced chelsea out then, at least 400 million!?
TheFullTilt
young on for england-thats priced chelsea out then, at least 400 million!?
TheFullTilt
all but wheater for me,a bid for micah richards instead offer him european football!
TheFullTilt
all but wheater for me,a bid for micah richards instead offer him european football!
TheFullTilt
NO TO SANTA CRUZ!! Santa Cruz is a one season wonder. Trust me! He was woeful in Germany - actually voted worst in Bundesliga for two years running. His wikipedia stats show that he only got 6 goals in his last THREE seasons at Bayern and never scored more than FIVE in any of the five seasons before that!!! Overall 31 goals in 8 seasons at Bayern Munich - an average of under four goals a season!!! He makes Emile Heskey look prolific!! Bent, Owen, Sturridge, Doyle etc. etc. all better options!!!
deano.avfc
NO TO SANTA CRUZ!! Santa Cruz is a one season wonder. Trust me! He was woeful in Germany - actually voted worst in Bundesliga for two years running. His wikipedia stats show that he only got 6 goals in his last THREE seasons at Bayern and never scored more than FIVE in any of the five seasons before that!!! Overall 31 goals in 8 seasons at Bayern Munich - an average of under four goals a season!!! He makes Emile Heskey look prolific!! Bent, Owen, Sturridge, Doyle etc. etc. all better options!!!
deano.avfc
Thanks Deano ... been saying that for ages.
Beovilla
Thanks Deano ... been saying that for ages.
Beovilla
no to duff, santa cruz, distin. surprised GLEN JOHNSONs' name hasn't popped up here yet. he has to be the best english fullback at the moment, doesn't he??
leftfoot
no to duff, santa cruz, distin. surprised GLEN JOHNSONs' name hasn't popped up here yet. he has to be the best english fullback at the moment, doesn't he??
leftfoot
Glen Johnson looked quality going forwards in the England game last night. I know he has his shaky moments at the back, but i'd love to see him in a Villa shirt...
YatesyVillain
Glen Johnson looked quality going forwards in the England game last night. I know he has his shaky moments at the back, but i'd love to see him in a Villa shirt...
YatesyVillain
Johnson is on big-4 radar!! It will be Liverpool or Chelsea if he moves. Same with Lescott! A shame really the two of those would make us fantastic. Which is why we need to get the likes of Tuncay in early before the rest come sniffing around!
deano.avfc
Johnson is on big-4 radar!! It will be Liverpool or Chelsea if he moves. Same with Lescott! A shame really the two of those would make us fantastic. Which is why we need to get the likes of Tuncay in early before the rest come sniffing around!
deano.avfc
Spurs' Brazilian striker Giovani dos Santos is set to join Spanish club Espanyol on a year-long loan with a view to a permanent £5m switch. (Daily Star) - now there is a Spurs player I would like, a gamble yes but could be worth it!! Was immense in Spain!!
deano.avfc
Spurs' Brazilian striker Giovani dos Santos is set to join Spanish club Espanyol on a year-long loan with a view to a permanent £5m switch. (Daily Star) - now there is a Spurs player I would like, a gamble yes but could be worth it!! Was immense in Spain!!
deano.avfc
yr right yatesyvillan, johnson looked amazing going forward and he'd look good in a villa shirt. the type of defender we need. chelsea seem pretty keen on zhirkov though, a similar kind of player. so c'mon over Glen Johnson!
leftfoot
yr right yatesyvillan, johnson looked amazing going forward and he'd look good in a villa shirt. the type of defender we need. chelsea seem pretty keen on zhirkov though, a similar kind of player. so c'mon over Glen Johnson!
leftfoot
Sturridge wont cost 10m because hes on a youth contract so we would only have to pay a compensation sum to sign him. I watched him pre-season in City's inter toto games and he looked useful and scored a few crackers early season.
MOGVILLA
Sturridge wont cost 10m because hes on a youth contract so we would only have to pay a compensation sum to sign him. I watched him pre-season in City's inter toto games and he looked useful and scored a few crackers early season.
MOGVILLA
sturridge, barnes, delph, naughton would be a great few signings for us chuck defour, owen and a quality CB in there and i think we will be ok maybe a few more aswell
clarkamus
sturridge, barnes, delph, naughton would be a great few signings for us chuck defour, owen and a quality CB in there and i think we will be ok maybe a few more aswell
clarkamus
Man U accepting a bid for Ronaldo, the count down starts now for them to be linked to Ashley Young, my cluedo style guess for the rumour is next Monday, in the Sun, 18 million, anyone else want a go?????
2fishinatank
Man U accepting a bid for Ronaldo, the count down starts now for them to be linked to Ashley Young, my cluedo style guess for the rumour is next Monday, in the Sun, 18 million, anyone else want a go?????
2fishinatank
Sooner than that I think - Tomorrow morning the £80m will claim to be set aside for Tevez (£25m), Benzema (£22m), Valencia (£15m) and Young (£18m). Wait till you see!!
deano.avfc
Sooner than that I think - Tomorrow morning the £80m will claim to be set aside for Tevez (£25m), Benzema (£22m), Valencia (£15m) and Young (£18m). Wait till you see!!
deano.avfc
Real could have had Salifou for half the price they are paying for Ronaldo!
The Fear
Real could have had Salifou for half the price they are paying for Ronaldo!
The Fear
....yes fear and an extra million or two they could have bought Newcastle!!!
deano.avfc
....yes fear and an extra million or two they could have bought Newcastle!!!
deano.avfc
Chaps... Just watched the first half of Brazil v Paraguay. The Paraguay No 10 - Cabanas is awsome - a Tevez type player with a good record in the Mexican league. Sign him up before Wigan (or Sunderland) get there first!!!
26.05.82
Chaps... Just watched the first half of Brazil v Paraguay. The Paraguay No 10 - Cabanas is awsome - a Tevez type player with a good record in the Mexican league. Sign him up before Wigan (or Sunderland) get there first!!!
26.05.82
I would add that although I'm watching in 'wide-screen' I'm a little concerned he might be 5ft tall and 15 stone! Still I reckon he's worth a closer look at.
26.05.82
I would add that although I'm watching in 'wide-screen' I'm a little concerned he might be 5ft tall and 15 stone! Still I reckon he's worth a closer look at.
26.05.82
i seen on the news bar on sky sports news that Deco wants out of Chelsea, he did start the season well might be worth a cheeky bid.
chris the villan
i seen on the news bar on sky sports news that Deco wants out of Chelsea, he did start the season well might be worth a cheeky bid.
chris the villan
And Young is worth a lot more than 18 mil if spaghetti head is worth 80. Slap a 40 mil tag on him that should scare teams off.
chris the villan
And Young is worth a lot more than 18 mil if spaghetti head is worth 80. Slap a 40 mil tag on him that should scare teams off.
chris the villan
this window is killing me already im not sure what it is about transfer time its probably my favorite time of the football year but also its so frustrating its only bin two weeks and i feel i need at least 1 transfer to feed my craving come on martin your making me go cold turkey at the mo
clarkamus
this window is killing me already im not sure what it is about transfer time its probably my favorite time of the football year but also its so frustrating its only bin two weeks and i feel i need at least 1 transfer to feed my craving come on martin your making me go cold turkey at the mo
clarkamus
a guy on avblog has just put up an article saying huddlestone will be unveiled as villa player today from a more than reliable source only time will tell
clarkamus
a guy on avblog has just put up an article saying huddlestone will be unveiled as villa player today from a more than reliable source only time will tell
clarkamus
26.05.82, cabanas is a absolutley brilliant player, along with his strike partner cordozo, dont expect us to look that far though really do you lol.?
willowavfc
26.05.82, cabanas is a absolutley brilliant player, along with his strike partner cordozo, dont expect us to look that far though really do you lol.?
willowavfc
clarkamus i have also seen that link but dont believe it as i thought MON was on holiday but i guess time will tell. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
clarkamus i have also seen that link but dont believe it as i thought MON was on holiday but i guess time will tell. UP THE VILLA
astonsteve
Interesting the calls for Cabanas,there are some excellent players up for grabs playing in those South American qualifiers.Birmingham signed the Ecuadorian Benitez this week and he is made for the premiership.Getting work permits for these players is the tough part.
Pking
Interesting the calls for Cabanas,there are some excellent players up for grabs playing in those South American qualifiers.Birmingham signed the Ecuadorian Benitez this week and he is made for the premiership.Getting work permits for these players is the tough part.
Pking
Todays press talk Click Here
Beckham anyone?! Click Here
The Fear
Todays press talk Click Here
Beckham anyone?! Click Here
The Fear
I wreckon becks would be great..shame its never going to happen but his passing is still world class and has a fair bit of athletisism if thats how you spell it! av blog reporting huddlestone to sign?probably eltoro or whatever his name was last transfer window with his insider knowledge!!what ever did happen to him?
TheFullTilt
I wreckon becks would be great..shame its never going to happen but his passing is still world class and has a fair bit of athletisism if thats how you spell it! av blog reporting huddlestone to sign?probably eltoro or whatever his name was last transfer window with his insider knowledge!!what ever did happen to him?
TheFullTilt
The way Beckham found Young with his long passing for England would make it an interesting signing.
chris the villan
The way Beckham found Young with his long passing for England would make it an interesting signing.
chris the villan
Its a done deal on the 1.7.2009
Steve64k
Its a done deal on the 1.7.2009
Steve64k
what is steve64k??
TheFullTilt
what is steve64k??
TheFullTilt
is upson the man to step into laursens shoes? not sure myself
clarkamus
is upson the man to step into laursens shoes? not sure myself
clarkamus
Sundays transfer talk, Bentley a done deal? Click Here
Sundays transfer talk, Bentley a done deal? Click Here
Upson is a good solid defender, wouldn't say no I must admit.
Upson is a good solid defender, wouldn't say no I must admit.
I would be very happy if we signed Becks. He still has a lot of hunger and is clearly motivated to be part of Englands world cup squad. For all the people who think he's too old, age is just a number. Remember Roger Miller in the world cup. He claimed he was forty but some say he was nearer forty-five. Beckham is a real credit to football and deserves the opportunity to prove himself.
Nigel-not-Reo
I would be very happy if we signed Becks. He still has a lot of hunger and is clearly motivated to be part of Englands world cup squad. For all the people who think he's too old, age is just a number. Remember Roger Miller in the world cup. He claimed he was forty but some say he was nearer forty-five. Beckham is a real credit to football and deserves the opportunity to prove himself.
Nigel-not-Reo
i would prefer sharner to upson i think
clarkamus
i would prefer sharner to upson i think
clarkamus
not seen much of scharner to be honest, but upson would be ok, we'll probably end up with lucas neil though heh
TheFullTilt
not seen much of scharner to be honest, but upson would be ok, we'll probably end up with lucas neil though heh
TheFullTilt
Bent to Sunderland, I know a few on here fancied him.
tarzan
Bent to Sunderland, I know a few on here fancied him.
tarzan
Krancjaar anyone? Excellent midfielder.
koolbill
Krancjaar anyone? Excellent midfielder.
koolbill
Krancjars a good shout, any questions over fitness though, i know he had a spell out?..plus he seems to go missing alot, mind you the idea of young, krancjar,bentley and milly to pick on matchday would be nice
TheFullTilt
Krancjars a good shout, any questions over fitness though, i know he had a spell out?..plus he seems to go missing alot, mind you the idea of young, krancjar,bentley and milly to pick on matchday would be nice
TheFullTilt
Villa in talks with Bentley according to the Sun. The article is on the Sky Sports page.
Layzee
Villa in talks with Bentley according to the Sun. The article is on the Sky Sports page.
Layzee
Real Madrid have sent a list out to clubs around europe containing 9 names - Diarra, Drenthe, Heinze, Huntelaar, Robben, Saviola, Sniejder, Van der Vaart and Van Nistelrooy. now there has to be something in that lot doesn't there??
leftfoot
Real Madrid have sent a list out to clubs around europe containing 9 names - Diarra, Drenthe, Heinze, Huntelaar, Robben, Saviola, Sniejder, Van der Vaart and Van Nistelrooy. now there has to be something in that lot doesn't there??
leftfoot
O'Neill is bloody quick enough to deny links with players so why is he not denying link with Ashley Young leaving!!?? Chelsea and Spurs both linked. Even talk of a 3 for 1 swap with Huddlestone, Bentley and Jenas. Why cant he just come out and say not for sale!!
deano.avfc
O'Neill is bloody quick enough to deny links with players so why is he not denying link with Ashley Young leaving!!?? Chelsea and Spurs both linked. Even talk of a 3 for 1 swap with Huddlestone, Bentley and Jenas. Why cant he just come out and say not for sale!!
deano.avfc
It might actually be a 2 for 1 with Bentley and Jenas. Even at that throw in Huddlestone and I would still say no. Sure we would be stronger but the knock on effects would be dreadful. Our 3 best players out in one season, the affect on morale. Surely Carew, Gabby and others would then think its time they move on as well.
deano.avfc
It might actually be a 2 for 1 with Bentley and Jenas. Even at that throw in Huddlestone and I would still say no. Sure we would be stronger but the knock on effects would be dreadful. Our 3 best players out in one season, the affect on morale. Surely Carew, Gabby and others would then think its time they move on as well.
deano.avfc
ashley young is sure to stay the reason martin oneil has not said anything is because its that ridiculous and there is no need bentley and thuddlestone to villa will be nice tho
clarkamus
ashley young is sure to stay the reason martin oneil has not said anything is because its that ridiculous and there is no need bentley and thuddlestone to villa will be nice tho
clarkamus
link to a south african attacking midfielder: Click Here
The Fear
link to a south african attacking midfielder: Click Here
The Fear
Bentley incoming: Click Here

Bumper links today, makes up for none yesterday, were the press on an away day from school yesterday?! Click Here
The Fear
Bentley incoming: Click Here

Bumper links today, makes up for none yesterday, were the press on an away day from school yesterday?! Click Here
The Fear
bentleys agent says he is NOT in talks with villa but i think the deal will still happen
clarkamus
bentleys agent says he is NOT in talks with villa but i think the deal will still happen
clarkamus
whats the source clarkamus?
deano.avfc
whats the source clarkamus?
deano.avfc
I bet it's Ianrobo or Eircol!!!
tarzan
I bet it's Ianrobo or Eircol!!!
tarzan
sky sports
clarkamus
sky sports
clarkamus
It was not me, i am staying well out of the rumours this time around, unless...... ?????
Eircol
It was not me, i am staying well out of the rumours this time around, unless...... ?????
Eircol
Thomas Hitzlsperger? Available from Stuttgart for around €6 million, linked with a move to le arse and only a year left on his contract.
NorthcliffeBandit
Thomas Hitzlsperger? Available from Stuttgart for around €6 million, linked with a move to le arse and only a year left on his contract.
NorthcliffeBandit
Joao Moutinho and Miguel Veloso available, might be good bets. Also most of those soon to be ex-real madrid players would be great - they've apparently been offered to Premier League clubs especially.
NorthcliffeBandit
Joao Moutinho and Miguel Veloso available, might be good bets. Also most of those soon to be ex-real madrid players would be great - they've apparently been offered to Premier League clubs especially.
NorthcliffeBandit
Bentley to Villa - Express and star tohttp://www.expressandstar.com/2009/06/16/bentley-expecting-to-move-to-villa/day !
MASON_PARKER
Bentley to Villa - Express and star tohttp://www.expressandstar.com/2009/06/16/bentley-expecting-to-move-to-villa/day !
MASON_PARKER
a went screwy there....anyway..Wolverhampton Newspaper Express and star says this today :- Villa are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old labelled ‘the new Zvonimir Boban’ - NK Rijeka midfield star Anas Sharbini. Villa are looking to tie up the signing of David Bentley from Tottenham before the month is out.
MASON_PARKER
a went screwy there....anyway..Wolverhampton Newspaper Express and star says this today :- Villa are keeping tabs on the 22-year-old labelled ‘the new Zvonimir Boban’ - NK Rijeka midfield star Anas Sharbini. Villa are looking to tie up the signing of David Bentley from Tottenham before the month is out.
MASON_PARKER
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1193390/From-Becks-Spurs-flop--rise-fall-Aston-Villa-target-David-Bentley.html?ITO=1490
Villan444
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1193390/From-Becks-Spurs-flop--rise-fall-Aston-Villa-target-David-Bentley.html?ITO=1490
Villan444
Please MON, where is the statement on the official site saying that we are not interested, PLEASE
Villan444
Please MON, where is the statement on the official site saying that we are not interested, PLEASE
Villan444
villan444 you dont want us to sign bentley?
willowavfc
villan444 you dont want us to sign bentley?
willowavfc
I want signings as much as the next Villan but think we can do a lot better. Routledge was in the same boat as him before he came to us as another Spurs reject and he's vanished. If they're not playing him then there must be a reason. For 1 flash of brilliance every 5 games, I don't think the rest of the team should be made to carry his histrionics and hollywood passes/shots/hairstyle!!!!
Villan444
I want signings as much as the next Villan but think we can do a lot better. Routledge was in the same boat as him before he came to us as another Spurs reject and he's vanished. If they're not playing him then there must be a reason. For 1 flash of brilliance every 5 games, I don't think the rest of the team should be made to carry his histrionics and hollywood passes/shots/hairstyle!!!!
Villan444
Anyone see that Egypitna players Zidan. Striker. Scored two nice goals against Brazil. Currently plying his trade in German league....I think that is where we could go hunting for some quality players too.
koolbill
Anyone see that Egypitna players Zidan. Striker. Scored two nice goals against Brazil. Currently plying his trade in German league....I think that is where we could go hunting for some quality players too.
koolbill
zidan looked good..eircol-you got any insider info? ;-)
TheFullTilt
zidan looked good..eircol-you got any insider info? ;-)
TheFullTilt
this window is already killing me
clarkamus
this window is already killing me
clarkamus
villan444 i cant believe that your actually comparing bentley to routledge, bentley has proved albeit at blackburn, that he can be top draw in the premier league, he has a rocky patch at the beginning of last season (along with every other player at spurs), lennon did fantastically well, so he therefore found it impossible to get back in the team and had no confidence of form, its that simple. put it this way would you have the david bentley of blackburn? im sure your answer would be yes. and if anyones going to get him back to that form, its our masiah MON! get the lad in ! will bring great competition for places if nothing else! :).
willowavfc
villan444 i cant believe that your actually comparing bentley to routledge, bentley has proved albeit at blackburn, that he can be top draw in the premier league, he has a rocky patch at the beginning of last season (along with every other player at spurs), lennon did fantastically well, so he therefore found it impossible to get back in the team and had no confidence of form, its that simple. put it this way would you have the david bentley of blackburn? im sure your answer would be yes. and if anyones going to get him back to that form, its our masiah MON! get the lad in ! will bring great competition for places if nothing else! :).
willowavfc
Just remember guys - most fans were GUTTED last season when we were basically outbid for Bentley (if I remember we went to £15m final offer for him - then spent £12m on Milner). At the time we all thought we were getting second best!! Dont get me wrong Milner will obviously go in at centre-midfield so they will BOTH play. But last season we were gutted we never got him. Especially when Milner struggled at the start and NRC kept him out of the team!!!!! £7m is a bargain - if it goes bad we will not make too much of a loss - surely Blackburn would have him back if it all goes t i t s up!!
deano.avfc
Just remember guys - most fans were GUTTED last season when we were basically outbid for Bentley (if I remember we went to £15m final offer for him - then spent £12m on Milner). At the time we all thought we were getting second best!! Dont get me wrong Milner will obviously go in at centre-midfield so they will BOTH play. But last season we were gutted we never got him. Especially when Milner struggled at the start and NRC kept him out of the team!!!!! £7m is a bargain - if it goes bad we will not make too much of a loss - surely Blackburn would have him back if it all goes t i t s up!!
deano.avfc
Bentley, Van de Vaart, Sniejder, Huntelaar and Diarra for me. Cheeky bid for Joe Cole although he wouldn't leave London town! I would look at a suitable replacement for Friedel as I believe he may only have one more season in him and then player/coach. Sorry, Brad Guzan doesn't do it for me, not that he has had the chance as yet. So does anyone else think we need a keeper? and if so, who? Now however is THE time to show some intent and grab those soon t be ex-Madrid players asap! UTV.
holte ender 1969
Bentley, Van de Vaart, Sniejder, Huntelaar and Diarra for me. Cheeky bid for Joe Cole although he wouldn't leave London town! I would look at a suitable replacement for Friedel as I believe he may only have one more season in him and then player/coach. Sorry, Brad Guzan doesn't do it for me, not that he has had the chance as yet. So does anyone else think we need a keeper? and if so, who? Now however is THE time to show some intent and grab those soon t be ex-Madrid players asap! UTV.
holte ender 1969
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holte ender 1969
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holte ender 1969
didn't MON show interest in Royston Drenthe at some point? he's in the Real Madrid player sale and he's a left back.
leftfoot
didn't MON show interest in Royston Drenthe at some point? he's in the Real Madrid player sale and he's a left back.
leftfoot
as far as the other Real players go, i think Van der vaart and Diarra are realistic possibles for us. i don't mind Heinze as well. i agree HE1969 about Friedel, at times during the season he looked blunt and sluggish.
leftfoot
as far as the other Real players go, i think Van der vaart and Diarra are realistic possibles for us. i don't mind Heinze as well. i agree HE1969 about Friedel, at times during the season he looked blunt and sluggish.
leftfoot
its official, we are NOT in talks with Bentley, I have to say this club of ours dosen't half get on my tits at times!
eltoro
its official, we are NOT in talks with Bentley, I have to say this club of ours dosen't half get on my tits at times!
eltoro
rosyden drenthe would be a great signing/ replacement for nicky shorey and is young and dutch so has the perfect tutor in bouma i say snap him up quick oh wait just remembered i support villa that doesnt happen (but i can still hope)
clarkamus
rosyden drenthe would be a great signing/ replacement for nicky shorey and is young and dutch so has the perfect tutor in bouma i say snap him up quick oh wait just remembered i support villa that doesnt happen (but i can still hope)
clarkamus
Royston Drenthe and other gossip for today, including video and links: Click Here
The Fear
Royston Drenthe and other gossip for today, including video and links: Click Here
The Fear
deano.avfc, we defo weren't out bid for Bentley, he was offered a very good package here but chose his home town of London + the club he supported as a kid ++ his wife/girlfriend(?) has an illness and is treated in London. All reasonable and he was very respectful to our approach so hopefully this summer we can sort it and he'll move!
The Fear
deano.avfc, we defo weren't out bid for Bentley, he was offered a very good package here but chose his home town of London + the club he supported as a kid ++ his wife/girlfriend(?) has an illness and is treated in London. All reasonable and he was very respectful to our approach so hopefully this summer we can sort it and he'll move!
The Fear
would love to see any of the Madrid players being sold in a Villa Shirt. I expect most of them will want sky high wages or CL football though, so im not getting my hopes up. Re Bentley - I know he can cross a ball but i dont think he is as good as milner on the wing, I think Milner is slightly quicker and more likely to track back and help the full back out. If Bentley signs i wouldn't be suprised to see him in the middle as a playmaker.
smirnoffshox
would love to see any of the Madrid players being sold in a Villa Shirt. I expect most of them will want sky high wages or CL football though, so im not getting my hopes up. Re Bentley - I know he can cross a ball but i dont think he is as good as milner on the wing, I think Milner is slightly quicker and more likely to track back and help the full back out. If Bentley signs i wouldn't be suprised to see him in the middle as a playmaker.
smirnoffshox
Talking about keepers as well, I have not been overly convinced by what I have seen of Guzan just yet but agree Friedel only has 1 season left in him. And I also know that Joe Hart has agreed to go to Birmingham on loan for the season pending any club bidding for his services.
smirnoffshox
Talking about keepers as well, I have not been overly convinced by what I have seen of Guzan just yet but agree Friedel only has 1 season left in him. And I also know that Joe Hart has agreed to go to Birmingham on loan for the season pending any club bidding for his services.
smirnoffshox
drenthe? yes please, could he ask for a better teacher than his fellow country man and villa star.........BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA
Stig
drenthe? yes please, could he ask for a better teacher than his fellow country man and villa star.........BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA BOUMA
Stig
Bored and *****ed off already!!!!
erv2005
Bored and *****ed off already!!!!
erv2005
1 website says we have now bid for drenthe http://www.footylatest.com/aston-villa-make-45m-offer-for-real-madrid-defender/ doubt that they are reliable but thought id chuck in and hope
clarkamus
1 website says we have now bid for drenthe http://www.footylatest.com/aston-villa-make-45m-offer-for-real-madrid-defender/ doubt that they are reliable but thought id chuck in and hope
clarkamus
Times reporting a 4m bid by villa for drenthe in todays paper. Im fairly sure drenthe often, if not usually, plays at left midfield.
NorthcliffeBandit
Times reporting a 4m bid by villa for drenthe in todays paper. Im fairly sure drenthe often, if not usually, plays at left midfield.
NorthcliffeBandit
Bentley, Van de Vaart = realistic. Huntelaar and Diarra = not realistic and will be snapped up by Arsenal. Jesus I'm edgy to now!!!!!!
koolbill
Bentley, Van de Vaart = realistic. Huntelaar and Diarra = not realistic and will be snapped up by Arsenal. Jesus I'm edgy to now!!!!!!
koolbill
Mf of Young, Sidwell, Petrov, Milner - with Bentley floating in and out to provide though balls and the like with Petrov holding the midfield and protecting the defence will alow Sidwell and Bentley scoring opportunities...add a striker and a defender to that list and we're cokking on gas. Roque or Bent please. Hangelaand and Micah Richards please.
koolbill
Mf of Young, Sidwell, Petrov, Milner - with Bentley floating in and out to provide though balls and the like with Petrov holding the midfield and protecting the defence will alow Sidwell and Bentley scoring opportunities...add a striker and a defender to that list and we're cokking on gas. Roque or Bent please. Hangelaand and Micah Richards please.
koolbill
Have to say I am getting infuriated with suggestions for Santa Cruz who will cost £15-20m and chase the £££ all the way to City. Look at these stats - for the 8 years he was at Bayern Munich he got 31 goals in 188 games (all competitions incl internationals) thats not even 1 in every 6 games!!! He never got more than 5 in a season at Munich. OK he got 19 in one season for Blackburn but how many last year?? 4!!! He is useless!! In fact just to compare Agbonlahor has 33 goals in 117 games for Villa meaning a goal every 3.5games roughly. Heskeys career total is 110 in 471 games a goal in just over every 4 games. John Carew has 72 in 224 - just about a goal in every 3 games. EVEN Marlon Harewood has 22 in 98 games which is a goal every 4.5 games. I apologise for all the stats but in my opinion Roque Santa Cruz WILL NOT come to Villa and nor would I want him!!!
deano.avfc
Have to say I am getting infuriated with suggestions for Santa Cruz who will cost £15-20m and chase the £££ all the way to City. Look at these stats - for the 8 years he was at Bayern Munich he got 31 goals in 188 games (all competitions incl internationals) thats not even 1 in every 6 games!!! He never got more than 5 in a season at Munich. OK he got 19 in one season for Blackburn but how many last year?? 4!!! He is useless!! In fact just to compare Agbonlahor has 33 goals in 117 games for Villa meaning a goal every 3.5games roughly. Heskeys career total is 110 in 471 games a goal in just over every 4 games. John Carew has 72 in 224 - just about a goal in every 3 games. EVEN Marlon Harewood has 22 in 98 games which is a goal every 4.5 games. I apologise for all the stats but in my opinion Roque Santa Cruz WILL NOT come to Villa and nor would I want him!!!
deano.avfc
I agree Deano he's had one good season, thats not good enough for us we need to aim for consistency.
johnmurphy3112
I agree Deano he's had one good season, thats not good enough for us we need to aim for consistency.
johnmurphy3112
Hangelaand=yes please.
holte ender 1969
Hangelaand=yes please.
holte ender 1969
Anyone yet ? MON on fire !!
ASPINALL
Anyone yet ? MON on fire !!
ASPINALL
Apparetnly Bolton wont cough up the £13m for Veloso from Sporting. Lets get him ourselves. In my opinion Veloso or Defour would replace Barry but I dont think O'Neill has the bottle to take a 'risk' on a player outside the Permiership - Huddlestone seems more likely but we know that even at his best he will not make us top4. Surely Veloso or Defour could turn into a Fellani or someone like that. I want us to start taking educated risks. Cristiano Ronaldo left Sporting for the Premiership for a similar amount............
deano.avfc
Apparetnly Bolton wont cough up the £13m for Veloso from Sporting. Lets get him ourselves. In my opinion Veloso or Defour would replace Barry but I dont think O'Neill has the bottle to take a 'risk' on a player outside the Permiership - Huddlestone seems more likely but we know that even at his best he will not make us top4. Surely Veloso or Defour could turn into a Fellani or someone like that. I want us to start taking educated risks. Cristiano Ronaldo left Sporting for the Premiership for a similar amount............
deano.avfc
martin oneil has finally come out and said something about transfers and gareth barrys departure although it is not anything he hasnt said over the past year, Gist; our squad small, we need more players i really hope for some action soon and would love the big signing of the summer to be steven defour im sure most would agree
clarkamus
martin oneil has finally come out and said something about transfers and gareth barrys departure although it is not anything he hasnt said over the past year, Gist; our squad small, we need more players i really hope for some action soon and would love the big signing of the summer to be steven defour im sure most would agree
clarkamus
Bassong in talks with Villa..
Eircol
Bassong in talks with Villa..
Eircol
Bassong in talks with Bassong's mother about the price of fish..
Villan444
Bassong in talks with Bassong's mother about the price of fish..
Villan444
Being linked with Miguel again this window, for 3m I'd say he must be worth a pop as cover for Luke Young or to provide some competition for RB for the first time in i dont know how long http://www.aboutaball.co.uk/footballnews/View.php?ArticleID=879
smirnoffshox
Being linked with Miguel again this window, for 3m I'd say he must be worth a pop as cover for Luke Young or to provide some competition for RB for the first time in i dont know how long http://www.aboutaball.co.uk/footballnews/View.php?ArticleID=879
smirnoffshox
Are you being serious Eircol?
Mutley73
Are you being serious Eircol?
Mutley73
Lazy journalism that Eircol. Bassong has stated today that he is in talks with 2 premier league clubs, but there's nothing to suggest that we're one of the two - unless Eircol can say something with more substance? I do enjoy your 'claims' Eircol - keep 'em coming ;-)
bazzah
Lazy journalism that Eircol. Bassong has stated today that he is in talks with 2 premier league clubs, but there's nothing to suggest that we're one of the two - unless Eircol can say something with more substance? I do enjoy your 'claims' Eircol - keep 'em coming ;-)
bazzah
villa signing to report for all you naysayers Courtney Cameron from Northampton Town 16 year old attacker. not much info on him to be honest and this is more in sarcasm than anything else but its always good to have an eye on the future now we just have to take care of the present and were good.
1982benny
villa signing to report for all you naysayers Courtney Cameron from Northampton Town 16 year old attacker. not much info on him to be honest and this is more in sarcasm than anything else but its always good to have an eye on the future now we just have to take care of the present and were good.
1982benny
i hope daniel sturridge will come to us and not chelsea as reported hes gona be big and villa park is the place for him surely hes birmingham born why would he want to go and sit on chelseas bench when he can come here an flourish theres quite a few other as well which im sure martin oneil must have an eye on including naughton, delph, barnes? wheater? all would be what were looking for but are we what there looking for? if sturridge goes to chelsea i will be suprised
clarkamus
i hope daniel sturridge will come to us and not chelsea as reported hes gona be big and villa park is the place for him surely hes birmingham born why would he want to go and sit on chelseas bench when he can come here an flourish theres quite a few other as well which im sure martin oneil must have an eye on including naughton, delph, barnes? wheater? all would be what were looking for but are we what there looking for? if sturridge goes to chelsea i will be suprised
clarkamus
Eircol.....I thought you said you were stating nothing this window........Good luck to you mate.... another inexperienced centre half to join one struggling to come to terms with the Prem having been played at RB, another who can perform like a pub player one week and a world beater the next and then the much maligned in my opinion Zat. Great!
fatloser
Eircol.....I thought you said you were stating nothing this window........Good luck to you mate.... another inexperienced centre half to join one struggling to come to terms with the Prem having been played at RB, another who can perform like a pub player one week and a world beater the next and then the much maligned in my opinion Zat. Great!
fatloser
anyone seen the JC clip on the official site ? made me laugh my ass off ! maybe he should be a stand up comedian ? Kimberley ? wtf ! Nadine ! is so much better John
jaspervilla
anyone seen the JC clip on the official site ? made me laugh my ass off ! maybe he should be a stand up comedian ? Kimberley ? wtf ! Nadine ! is so much better John
jaspervilla
apologies if anyone has mentioned this before.. but what about richard dunne? I know he didnt have the best of seasons last year but wasnt he voted man citys player of the year for the previous two seasons. And he has been immense for ireland in their world cup qualifing campaign. Did anyone seen their last game against bulgaria(berbatov and caicedo both in his pocket) he remind me alot of Mr Laursen. Spuds and Sunderland are supposed to be offering 5mil for him. thoughts?
azton villain
apologies if anyone has mentioned this before.. but what about richard dunne? I know he didnt have the best of seasons last year but wasnt he voted man citys player of the year for the previous two seasons. And he has been immense for ireland in their world cup qualifing campaign. Did anyone seen their last game against bulgaria(berbatov and caicedo both in his pocket) he remind me alot of Mr Laursen. Spuds and Sunderland are supposed to be offering 5mil for him. thoughts?
azton villain
Seen on a very dodgy website that we are looking to bid for Liam Lawrence from stoke. Probably there best player but wouldnt improve us much.
MOGVILLA
Seen on a very dodgy website that we are looking to bid for Liam Lawrence from stoke. Probably there best player but wouldnt improve us much.
MOGVILLA
maybe we could put in bids for giles barnes and miles addison. they are young, talented and english
fullygrownman
maybe we could put in bids for giles barnes and miles addison. they are young, talented and english
fullygrownman
Heard we will bid 2m for Giles Barnes afte his injuries last season, also heard we eircol might be right and that we have offered 10m for Bassong. Not quite the signing i was hoping for. Is Bassong really worth that much?
smirnoffshox
Heard we will bid 2m for Giles Barnes afte his injuries last season, also heard we eircol might be right and that we have offered 10m for Bassong. Not quite the signing i was hoping for. Is Bassong really worth that much?
smirnoffshox
anyone seen the defender dorin goian he looks to me like the replacement for martin laursen weve bin looking for he has bin linked a few times before and the man is a house who could easily play for any of the top clubs in Europe hes 28 and the only downside to him seems to be his disciplinary record but he looks to me just what we need
clarkamus
anyone seen the defender dorin goian he looks to me like the replacement for martin laursen weve bin looking for he has bin linked a few times before and the man is a house who could easily play for any of the top clubs in Europe hes 28 and the only downside to him seems to be his disciplinary record but he looks to me just what we need
clarkamus
sol campbell! thats it i'm outta here
eltoro
sol campbell! thats it i'm outta here
eltoro
Apparently sharner wont sign for us either as MON wanted to play him in defence rather than midfield.
smirnoffshox
Apparently sharner wont sign for us either as MON wanted to play him in defence rather than midfield.
smirnoffshox
Please tell me this isn't true http://www.fcbarcelonanews.com/fc-barcelona-target-ashley-young/
smirnoffshox
Please tell me this isn't true http://www.fcbarcelonanews.com/fc-barcelona-target-ashley-young/
smirnoffshox
its not true......... it might be but i thought id make u happy
1982benny
its not true......... it might be but i thought id make u happy
1982benny
This window has a very familiar feel about it. With Mr O'Neills "we're working on it" type comments....Disappointing links with Campbell....
evoflash
This window has a very familiar feel about it. With Mr O'Neills "we're working on it" type comments....Disappointing links with Campbell....
evoflash
scharner wont come to us cos he dosent wana play in defence well thats just silly on his part he looks like a class act at the back for wigan but have seen him play in midfield many times and he looked below average oh well his loss
clarkamus
scharner wont come to us cos he dosent wana play in defence well thats just silly on his part he looks like a class act at the back for wigan but have seen him play in midfield many times and he looked below average oh well his loss
clarkamus
I think Sol would be a good buy - whilst we searched for a long-term replacement for Laursen ... even just on a one year contract. I'm all for quick fixes if they are cheap and not to much of a risk ... in Sol, Bentley, Owen, Doyle and Richards, we would get 5 players all available cheaper than this time last year for perhaps 20M in transfer prices combined and these additions would bring undoubted steel to our team and a show of intention that would help keep Ashley hopefully
tvrwhitey
I think Sol would be a good buy - whilst we searched for a long-term replacement for Laursen ... even just on a one year contract. I'm all for quick fixes if they are cheap and not to much of a risk ... in Sol, Bentley, Owen, Doyle and Richards, we would get 5 players all available cheaper than this time last year for perhaps 20M in transfer prices combined and these additions would bring undoubted steel to our team and a show of intention that would help keep Ashley hopefully
tvrwhitey
Sol.....ARE YOU MAD tvr? We would do well to invest in Liam Lawarence and Giles Barnesas an educated gamble but SOL.????? No effing way. We should be after Micah, Hangelaand, Krancjaar, Bent, Bentley but not Sol...I'd rather have his mate Distin!
koolbill
Sol.....ARE YOU MAD tvr? We would do well to invest in Liam Lawarence and Giles Barnesas an educated gamble but SOL.????? No effing way. We should be after Micah, Hangelaand, Krancjaar, Bent, Bentley but not Sol...I'd rather have his mate Distin!
koolbill
Sol and Owen .... old heads are wise heads .... even if they are only present in the dressing room and come on as impact players. I think we need 2 defenders - my choice 2 from 3 ... Sol, Richards and Upson. Two Midfielders - i'd love Bentley and Beckham, but would settle for Bentley and Jenas. Two Strikers Owen and either Doyle or Bent... Finally i dont think we should be selling anyone else such as NRC, Shorey or Young .... Barry and Laursen are a big enough loss... ok Harewood or Sally can go - cus they havent a chance in next seasons team. Its rumoured that Learner has said he wont be spending big this season. I Recon Sol (free), Upson (8M), Bentley (7M), Jenas (10M), Owen (Free), Doyle (7M) - total 32 M ... less 15 M in for Barry and Harewood... total 17 Million much less than we spent last year however the inclusion of Owen and trying to keep Ashley could see a rise in wage structure.
tvrwhitey
Sol and Owen .... old heads are wise heads .... even if they are only present in the dressing room and come on as impact players. I think we need 2 defenders - my choice 2 from 3 ... Sol, Richards and Upson. Two Midfielders - i'd love Bentley and Beckham, but would settle for Bentley and Jenas. Two Strikers Owen and either Doyle or Bent... Finally i dont think we should be selling anyone else such as NRC, Shorey or Young .... Barry and Laursen are a big enough loss... ok Harewood or Sally can go - cus they havent a chance in next seasons team. Its rumoured that Learner has said he wont be spending big this season. I Recon Sol (free), Upson (8M), Bentley (7M), Jenas (10M), Owen (Free), Doyle (7M) - total 32 M ... less 15 M in for Barry and Harewood... total 17 Million much less than we spent last year however the inclusion of Owen and trying to keep Ashley could see a rise in wage structure.
tvrwhitey
Please not Sol my mum can run faster than him and she's 66! I hope Shorey stays he looked good whenever he had his chances, I also hope MON buys early and the lads can get back to training on the 1st as a complete squad.
johnmurphy3112
Please not Sol my mum can run faster than him and she's 66! I hope Shorey stays he looked good whenever he had his chances, I also hope MON buys early and the lads can get back to training on the 1st as a complete squad.
johnmurphy3112
Mellberg has joined Olympiakos? Santa Cruz to Man city? Are we gonna start bidding or talking to players yet?
erv2005
Mellberg has joined Olympiakos? Santa Cruz to Man city? Are we gonna start bidding or talking to players yet?
erv2005
johnmurphy3112 - McGrath couldnt run - i think he would be a good short term solution
tvrwhitey
johnmurphy3112 - McGrath couldnt run - i think he would be a good short term solution
tvrwhitey
I had a dream last night that Lucas Neil had signed, it was that vivid that i put sky sport news on this morning just in case. Be a good signing all the same.
chris the villan
I had a dream last night that Lucas Neil had signed, it was that vivid that i put sky sport news on this morning just in case. Be a good signing all the same.
chris the villan
apparently kyle naughton is as good as a done deal and sturridge will be signing too lovely jubbly
clarkamus
apparently kyle naughton is as good as a done deal and sturridge will be signing too lovely jubbly
clarkamus
With Barca after Young MON needs to buy quickly to stop any unrest with the squad.
johnmurphy3112
With Barca after Young MON needs to buy quickly to stop any unrest with the squad.
johnmurphy3112
And the fans for that matter!
johnmurphy3112
And the fans for that matter!
johnmurphy3112
i'm with clarkamus - Naughton, Sturridge (and Bentley) are our first signings.
leftfoot
i'm with clarkamus - Naughton, Sturridge (and Bentley) are our first signings.
leftfoot
thats the way
clarkamus
thats the way
clarkamus
McCarthy anyone? With his strike buddy ho ho ho (santa.....cruz...sorry) off to citeh could he be wanting out? Could add a deft touch and a bit of cuteness to the raw power and pace of our current attack?
dibanio
McCarthy anyone? With his strike buddy ho ho ho (santa.....cruz...sorry) off to citeh could he be wanting out? Could add a deft touch and a bit of cuteness to the raw power and pace of our current attack?
dibanio
Right. Tevez is moving on from Man United. Come on Mr O'Neill, even if he's gonna say no, offer £25.5m for him. I dare you. Ambitous, yes. Go on. Go for it.
evoflash
Right. Tevez is moving on from Man United. Come on Mr O'Neill, even if he's gonna say no, offer £25.5m for him. I dare you. Ambitous, yes. Go on. Go for it.
evoflash
Tevez would be awesome..worth every penny too. John O'shea anyone??
TheFullTilt
Tevez would be awesome..worth every penny too. John O'shea anyone??
TheFullTilt
It isn't the transfer fee with Tevez that had been agreed by Manure it is the wages obviously £100k per week is not enough for a guy who scored 5 goals for them last season.......his owner/puppet master says he wants to go to club with ambition (rules us out then), and leave arguably the best most successful club in the world. Straight fight between Man City and Chelski......Russian Multi Billionaire v Abu Dhabi Multi Multi Billionaire. Money and greed are eating away at this game they really are......mnoderate players make enough money to keep them in luxury for life after a couple of seasons in the Premiership it is un real players with zero ability like Lucas Neil earn £90k per week for 2-3 years at Wet Spam it is totaly ridiculous......rant over ...and breathe......nurse!
fatloser
It isn't the transfer fee with Tevez that had been agreed by Manure it is the wages obviously £100k per week is not enough for a guy who scored 5 goals for them last season.......his owner/puppet master says he wants to go to club with ambition (rules us out then), and leave arguably the best most successful club in the world. Straight fight between Man City and Chelski......Russian Multi Billionaire v Abu Dhabi Multi Multi Billionaire. Money and greed are eating away at this game they really are......mnoderate players make enough money to keep them in luxury for life after a couple of seasons in the Premiership it is un real players with zero ability like Lucas Neil earn £90k per week for 2-3 years at Wet Spam it is totaly ridiculous......rant over ...and breathe......nurse!
fatloser
Living on the other side of the world is bad enough (NZ) for footy news but to have to put up with the lack of activity this transfer window thus far has brought would drive me nuts if i was back in the UK. Eircol, come and spread some cheers please with your up to date gossip! or anyone for that matter!!
holte ender 1969
Living on the other side of the world is bad enough (NZ) for footy news but to have to put up with the lack of activity this transfer window thus far has brought would drive me nuts if i was back in the UK. Eircol, come and spread some cheers please with your up to date gossip! or anyone for that matter!!
holte ender 1969
Sundays transfer links! Click Here [Edited by FearVilla]
The Fear
Oh my lord, things are so bad that people are turning to Eircol to make up some links already are they!? :o) Gulp! ;-))
The Fear
Sundays transfer links! Click Here [Edited by FearVilla]
The Fear
Oh my lord, things are so bad that people are turning to Eircol to make up some links already are they!? :o) Gulp! ;-))
The Fear
That's better, link now the right one!
The Fear
That's better, link now the right one!
The Fear
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David Wheater, Laursen replacement or just a not so distant relative of Jimmy Hill????
Villan444
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David Wheater, Laursen replacement or just a not so distant relative of Jimmy Hill????
Villan444

David Wheater, Laursen replacement or just a not so distant relative of Jimmy Hill????
Villan444

David Wheater, Laursen replacement or just a not so distant relative of Jimmy Hill????
Villan444
Laursen replacement my ring. Lets spend the cash on someone thats actually decent, who can command the back line and who isnt overpriced. AVERAGE IMO (and f@#kin ugly aswell).
medzy
Laursen replacement my ring. Lets spend the cash on someone thats actually decent, who can command the back line and who isnt overpriced. AVERAGE IMO (and f@#kin ugly aswell).
medzy
It's ok "The Sunday People" have assured me that Laursens replacement is Sol Campbell AND Sylvain Distin...fret not
fatloser
It's ok "The Sunday People" have assured me that Laursens replacement is Sol Campbell AND Sylvain Distin...fret not
fatloser
fatloser - AAAAHHHH! lol ;o)
dibanio
fatloser - AAAAHHHH! lol ;o)
dibanio
Yaawwwnnn.
JT_daniel
Yaawwwnnn.
JT_daniel
was just watching the usa game and Oguchi Onyewu caught my eye winning everything in the air and sweeping everything up very nicely could be a good signing if he is that standard consistently
clarkamus
was just watching the usa game and Oguchi Onyewu caught my eye winning everything in the air and sweeping everything up very nicely could be a good signing if he is that standard consistently
clarkamus
Onyewu was on his way to Brum, but they've taken too long so now he's going to Fenerbahce. Ever notice that Villa fans are more interested about new signings than almost anyone on Vitalfootball, but we get the least amount of news and communication from our club ever. I know MON doesn't talk about signings out of respect...but fuck me...i'd like to know something.
AstonMartinOneill
Onyewu was on his way to Brum, but they've taken too long so now he's going to Fenerbahce. Ever notice that Villa fans are more interested about new signings than almost anyone on Vitalfootball, but we get the least amount of news and communication from our club ever. I know MON doesn't talk about signings out of respect...but fuck me...i'd like to know something.
AstonMartinOneill
lol Villan444.

Not many links today and those that are around are just repeats :o(
The Fear
lol Villan444.

Not many links today and those that are around are just repeats :o(
The Fear
How about Andriy Shevchenko on a years loan from Chelsea. He may not have shone there but he is pure quality and just the 'fox in the box' sort of player we need plus he is in the last year of his contract
2fishinatank
How about Andriy Shevchenko on a years loan from Chelsea. He may not have shone there but he is pure quality and just the 'fox in the box' sort of player we need plus he is in the last year of his contract
2fishinatank
Good shout for Shevchenko - I know he may flop but surely we would not have to fork out too much on wages or a fee as they would be subsidised by Chelsea. Another one of those, could do a job, on the cheap in an area that is not high priority. I would rather spend budget on Barry and Laursen replacements. A cheap striker for a season to tide us over until Delfouneso is 100% ready could be ideal. A wealth of experience as well which we lose with Laursen and Barry......cue a lot of Shevchenko hating now!!! All I am saying is he is an option - im my opinion better than Doyle etc.
deano.avfc
Good shout for Shevchenko - I know he may flop but surely we would not have to fork out too much on wages or a fee as they would be subsidised by Chelsea. Another one of those, could do a job, on the cheap in an area that is not high priority. I would rather spend budget on Barry and Laursen replacements. A cheap striker for a season to tide us over until Delfouneso is 100% ready could be ideal. A wealth of experience as well which we lose with Laursen and Barry......cue a lot of Shevchenko hating now!!! All I am saying is he is an option - im my opinion better than Doyle etc.
deano.avfc
good shout - would rather have shevchenko on loan for a season than fork out 7m+ for doyle. Did anyone see Guzan play against Egypt the other night? Apparently he played really well.
smirnoffshox
good shout - would rather have shevchenko on loan for a season than fork out 7m+ for doyle. Did anyone see Guzan play against Egypt the other night? Apparently he played really well.
smirnoffshox
Everton have bid for Defour? I really hope we are linked to the player as he will be awesome for us and will just get better and better. Everton are showing that they want young talented players, surely we need to flex some muscle and get this player from them?
erv2005
Sheva is a shout i made a while back...though his wages would still be restrictive i feel...i can't see Chelsea wanting to do a deal whereby they pay anything towards his wages. Am i the only one who thinks that Delfouneso really isn't going to be good enough...he's got Luke Moore written all over him.
AstonMartinOneill
Everton have bid for Defour? I really hope we are linked to the player as he will be awesome for us and will just get better and better. Everton are showing that they want young talented players, surely we need to flex some muscle and get this player from them?
erv2005
Sheva is a shout i made a while back...though his wages would still be restrictive i feel...i can't see Chelsea wanting to do a deal whereby they pay anything towards his wages. Am i the only one who thinks that Delfouneso really isn't going to be good enough...he's got Luke Moore written all over him.
AstonMartinOneill
Im not convinced about bidding for Defour at least not the 12m+ being reported. I have spoken to a few people who follow Belgian football and they reckon that although he is young with potential he only shows brief flashes of his talent and most of the time is average and over rated. I think Delf can become a good striker but wont be ready next year and could do with being loaned out to someone like Wolves with an option to recall him if required.
smirnoffshox
Im not convinced about bidding for Defour at least not the 12m+ being reported. I have spoken to a few people who follow Belgian football and they reckon that although he is young with potential he only shows brief flashes of his talent and most of the time is average and over rated. I think Delf can become a good striker but wont be ready next year and could do with being loaned out to someone like Wolves with an option to recall him if required.
smirnoffshox
shevchenko is a no from me. never liked him. and the rumoured 9million for wheater is stoopido.
leftfoot
shevchenko is a no from me. never liked him. and the rumoured 9million for wheater is stoopido.
leftfoot
and i saw the usa v egypt game - guzan was good.
leftfoot
and i saw the usa v egypt game - guzan was good.
leftfoot
Defour would be signing of the season if he moves to Premiership. A real talent. Would be ideal signing for us. Perfect replacement for Barry - and if we dont get him we will probably get Huddlestone, Jenas or someone similar. They are fine and we know what we will get. Defour could be absolutley amazing and take to the Prem like a duck to water...he may not of course but you have to take the risk!!! Think C. Ronaldo, Fellani etc. etc. all cost around the same!! He is one of Europes best young talents and we will be making a massive mistake to let him go! The kid wants to join! Sign him up!
deano.avfc
Defour would be signing of the season if he moves to Premiership. A real talent. Would be ideal signing for us. Perfect replacement for Barry - and if we dont get him we will probably get Huddlestone, Jenas or someone similar. They are fine and we know what we will get. Defour could be absolutley amazing and take to the Prem like a duck to water...he may not of course but you have to take the risk!!! Think C. Ronaldo, Fellani etc. etc. all cost around the same!! He is one of Europes best young talents and we will be making a massive mistake to let him go! The kid wants to join! Sign him up!
deano.avfc
Defour is a classy player, but i have a feeling he'd be similar to Modric...may take time to settle, but his class will shine through. Which brings to mind, if there's a firesale at Spurs, we should sign their best midfielder. Modric.
AstonMartinOneill
Defour is a classy player, but i have a feeling he'd be similar to Modric...may take time to settle, but his class will shine through. Which brings to mind, if there's a firesale at Spurs, we should sign their best midfielder. Modric.
AstonMartinOneill
really like the idea of signing miguel from valencia, i know luke young had a good year last year but to be fair he did a great job at left back aswell so keep him with shorey it gives us 3 solid full backs with one who can play both positions and the posibility of naughton aswell would provide great depth. Im intersted to see how MON will deal with squad rotation. but it would be a good problem to have IMO.
1982benny
really like the idea of signing miguel from valencia, i know luke young had a good year last year but to be fair he did a great job at left back aswell so keep him with shorey it gives us 3 solid full backs with one who can play both positions and the posibility of naughton aswell would provide great depth. Im intersted to see how MON will deal with squad rotation. but it would be a good problem to have IMO.
1982benny
miguel was linked with us a year ago and i was disappointed when it came to zip. happy to see his name again and i agree 1982benny, what a good idea to sign him.
leftfoot
miguel was linked with us a year ago and i was disappointed when it came to zip. happy to see his name again and i agree 1982benny, what a good idea to sign him.
leftfoot
Yeah, squad rotation would be a nice problem to have, but MON doesn't want to do it. We had 5 central midfielders last year capable of a good job, and it was begging to be rotated, but Stan and Barry must have played every minute from December to May. He needs to learn quickly.
AstonMartinOneill
Yeah, squad rotation would be a nice problem to have, but MON doesn't want to do it. We had 5 central midfielders last year capable of a good job, and it was begging to be rotated, but Stan and Barry must have played every minute from December to May. He needs to learn quickly.
AstonMartinOneill
Today's links including Barca striker Gudjohnsen. Hmmm, not sure! Click Here
the fear
Today's links including Barca striker Gudjohnsen. Hmmm, not sure! Click Here
the fear
I wouldn't mind Gabriel Heinze joining the Villa. Gudjohnsen would be a shocker.
evoflash
I wouldn't mind Gabriel Heinze joining the Villa. Gudjohnsen would be a shocker.
evoflash
Heinze has lost his pace apparently, turning circle of the Titanic - one to avoid
tarzan
Heinze has lost his pace apparently, turning circle of the Titanic - one to avoid
tarzan
Shame to hear it, he was great at Man U. Funny thing pace, you only get a yard of it.. This time next week, we'll be expecting signings, because pre-season training starts the day after. I bet we've got nobody in when it comes round.
evoflash
Shame to hear it, he was great at Man U. Funny thing pace, you only get a yard of it.. This time next week, we'll be expecting signings, because pre-season training starts the day after. I bet we've got nobody in when it comes round.
evoflash
I presum ewe have identified key targets and hope they will be in before pre season starts otherwise they wont have time to settle in properly. I think Naughton will be a great signing if we get him he will be worth as much as Glen Johnson in 2 or 3 yrs time.
smirnoffshox
I presum ewe have identified key targets and hope they will be in before pre season starts otherwise they wont have time to settle in properly. I think Naughton will be a great signing if we get him he will be worth as much as Glen Johnson in 2 or 3 yrs time.
smirnoffshox
Yes Gabriel Heinze would be a great signing but I feel he'll want to go to Liverpool and Liverpool will want to sign him. Theyre looking to offload Dossena to apparently fund the Glen Johnson deal, so I guess they will be looking to strengthen at left back. Real paid £6m for him so a bid of £5m would probably be accepted. Since we seem to have lost out on Drenthe (if at all we were interested in him) we should put in a bid for Gabby of the 51 varieties variety! Signing another right back to me says that we'll find Luke Young playing at left back again next season :(
bazzah
Yes Gabriel Heinze would be a great signing but I feel he'll want to go to Liverpool and Liverpool will want to sign him. Theyre looking to offload Dossena to apparently fund the Glen Johnson deal, so I guess they will be looking to strengthen at left back. Real paid £6m for him so a bid of £5m would probably be accepted. Since we seem to have lost out on Drenthe (if at all we were interested in him) we should put in a bid for Gabby of the 51 varieties variety! Signing another right back to me says that we'll find Luke Young playing at left back again next season :(
bazzah
Agreed Bazzah...it seems as though MON wants to confront our problem position of left back by buying another right back and putting our right back to left back. Ingenius. And i'm pretty sure Heinz has 57 varieties.
AstonMartinOneill
Agreed Bazzah...it seems as though MON wants to confront our problem position of left back by buying another right back and putting our right back to left back. Ingenius. And i'm pretty sure Heinz has 57 varieties.
AstonMartinOneill
MON is busy buying a new kitchen to resolve the issue of Left Back. Apparently, the grill unit will move to allow the kitchen to play at left back. We can then sell Luke Young. Might as well sell the other Young too while we're there. Good work.
evoflash
MON is busy buying a new kitchen to resolve the issue of Left Back. Apparently, the grill unit will move to allow the kitchen to play at left back. We can then sell Luke Young. Might as well sell the other Young too while we're there. Good work.
evoflash
im getting very anxious now other clubs are all starting to buy and we have no word yet on anything am i am slightly worried that we will not end up with our number 1 targets or even are number 2 targets and get what every1 else seems not to want hope that is not the case but i wouldnt mind seeing some intention from us
clarkamus
im getting very anxious now other clubs are all starting to buy and we have no word yet on anything am i am slightly worried that we will not end up with our number 1 targets or even are number 2 targets and get what every1 else seems not to want hope that is not the case but i wouldnt mind seeing some intention from us
clarkamus
According to SSN, Daniel Sturridge has signed for Chelsea....
Layzee
According to SSN, Daniel Sturridge has signed for Chelsea....
Layzee
With regards Sturidge anyone think wages might be an issue? After all he turned down City's offer (supposedly). I cannot see him getting anymore game time at the Bridge in all honesty. Does another one bite the dust? Were we ever an option? We will never know
fatloser
With regards Sturidge anyone think wages might be an issue? After all he turned down City's offer (supposedly). I cannot see him getting anymore game time at the Bridge in all honesty. Does another one bite the dust? Were we ever an option? We will never know
fatloser
what a plonker daniel sturridge if this is true he could be a world beater a villa but i reckon hell be a bench warmer at chelsea fiver says he signs for us next year? anyone?
clarkamus
what a plonker daniel sturridge if this is true he could be a world beater a villa but i reckon hell be a bench warmer at chelsea fiver says he signs for us next year? anyone?
clarkamus
maybe a bid for frazier campbell would be just as good
clarkamus
maybe a bid for frazier campbell would be just as good
clarkamus
BRILLIANT shout clarkamus. Honestly, if £6m has been accepted by Hull and he is umming and ahhing about it he must want a better club. He has even said he would welcome a move to Wigan, Sunderland or even Newcastle. Surely he would jump at the chance!! Young, english etc etc perfect for O'Neill!
deano.avfc
BRILLIANT shout clarkamus. Honestly, if £6m has been accepted by Hull and he is umming and ahhing about it he must want a better club. He has even said he would welcome a move to Wigan, Sunderland or even Newcastle. Surely he would jump at the chance!! Young, english etc etc perfect for O'Neill!
deano.avfc
Apparently Spanish press have us with pipping Spurs to Miguel for £5m!!!! Happy Days!! Also one or two reports saying NRC on way to Sunderland for £6m. ONLY if we get Defour in and keep Petrov, Sidwell and Gardner would it be good. Still rather keep him though!!
deano.avfc
Apparently Spanish press have us with pipping Spurs to Miguel for £5m!!!! Happy Days!! Also one or two reports saying NRC on way to Sunderland for £6m. ONLY if we get Defour in and keep Petrov, Sidwell and Gardner would it be good. Still rather keep him though!!
deano.avfc
Come on MON, Your taking the p#@s. We look like we may miss out on Defour aswell as Sturridge. Everton could even sign Bentley at this rate too, not to mention Naughton. Is MON not afraid to lose out??? All our supposed targets are getting snapped up so id love to know who MONs hoping to sign. I hope he's got a few aces up his sleeve or we're f@#ked next season for sure. Man city are flexin their muscles again and we seem to be running out of options. Let me guess, Doyle, Upson, Hutton and Jenus. God help us
medzy
Come on MON, Your taking the p#@s. We look like we may miss out on Defour aswell as Sturridge. Everton could even sign Bentley at this rate too, not to mention Naughton. Is MON not afraid to lose out??? All our supposed targets are getting snapped up so id love to know who MONs hoping to sign. I hope he's got a few aces up his sleeve or we're f@#ked next season for sure. Man city are flexin their muscles again and we seem to be running out of options. Let me guess, Doyle, Upson, Hutton and Jenus. God help us
medzy
I'm feeling like crap already. what the hell is going on? MON must surely being doing something like medzy says god help us next season at this rate, we will be lucky to finish in the top 10 let alone the top 6. Come on MON and Randy flex those ££££'s and sign some class players!
pksandell
I'm feeling like crap already. what the hell is going on? MON must surely being doing something like medzy says god help us next season at this rate, we will be lucky to finish in the top 10 let alone the top 6. Come on MON and Randy flex those ££££'s and sign some class players!
pksandell
 

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