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Another Player Leaves Villa For Man City

Another exit for Villa in this slow to start transfer window and again, the exit goes to Manchester City.

All very confusing when Villa are meant to be building a squad but hey ho, 28-year-old former Arsenal goalkeeper Stuart Taylor, who slipped to third in our pecking order behind Brad Friedel and Brad Guzan has moved to the City of Manchester Stadium.

Taylor went to Brad for advice as obviously he played for Mark Hughes when both were still at Blackburn Rovers.

Taylor said on the Manchester City official site:

'I talked to Brad for some advice and he couldn't speak highly enough of the manager and his goalkeeping coach Kevin Hitchcock. He has a high regard for Kevin as a person as well as a coach and I can't wait to start. This is a fantastic club to be joining, a club that is going places with a great new owner and a manager I have a lot of respect for.'

Mark Hughes said: 'We are delighted to be able to add a goalkeeper of Stuart's undoubted calibre to the squad. Stuart is still a fairly young goalkeeper at 28 but he provides a wealth of experience and reliability.'

Apparently the England U21 keeper Joe Hart will now go out on loan to gain first team experience.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 23 2009

Time: 4:17PM

Your Comments

hmmm. super!
The Fear
hmmm. super!
The Fear
For free?
PTP
For free?
PTP
Great, we've facilitated Blose getting Hart for a season
Great, we've facilitated Blose getting Hart for a season
Every transfer window is soooooooo frustrating....can't we for once have all our signings tied up early doors ready for pre season training??!?!?!?!?!
In MON we trust!
Every transfer window is soooooooo frustrating....can't we for once have all our signings tied up early doors ready for pre season training??!?!?!?!?!
In MON we trust!
never played , wasnt that good guzan much better no loss to us unless its for free
clarkamus
Yeah but Harts work will be cut out at Bloose - he'll get tons of practice picking the ball out of the net.
nazvfc
never played , wasnt that good guzan much better no loss to us unless its for free
clarkamus
Yeah but Harts work will be cut out at Bloose - he'll get tons of practice picking the ball out of the net.
nazvfc
Another 12 mil for MON to spend - brilliant!!
cheshire villan
Another 12 mil for MON to spend - brilliant!!
cheshire villan
Does mon have any idea how to get players in before you buy, we have to Sign 3 players to be the same size as last year, the blokes lost it, why isn't he signing players now like Hughes is for man city, we are turning out to be a joke, randy has to be having concerns got to be.
Does mon have any idea how to get players in before you buy, we have to Sign 3 players to be the same size as last year, the blokes lost it, why isn't he signing players now like Hughes is for man city, we are turning out to be a joke, randy has to be having concerns got to be.
We're Dooomed I tell ye We're Dooomed. Don't panic! Mr mainwaring Don't panic!. Get a grip please. Taylor was not even 2nd choice last season. Things will happen. Always turns round to be a MON bashing in virually every thread.
nazvfc
We're Dooomed I tell ye We're Dooomed. Don't panic! Mr mainwaring Don't panic!. Get a grip please. Taylor was not even 2nd choice last season. Things will happen. Always turns round to be a MON bashing in virually every thread.
nazvfc
And so the squad size depletes once again.... Anyone know how much we got for him, or did we have to pay Citeh to take him off our hands? lol ! Thanks for the memories Stuart Taylor ;-) In fact the only memory I have off him is being beaten by a Gerrard free-kick on the 1st day of the season before last. Nothing you could have done about that one Stu, shouldnt have been a free kick anyway after Gerrard dived-and-dilly-dally'd...
bazzah
And so the squad size depletes once again.... Anyone know how much we got for him, or did we have to pay Citeh to take him off our hands? lol ! Thanks for the memories Stuart Taylor ;-) In fact the only memory I have off him is being beaten by a Gerrard free-kick on the 1st day of the season before last. Nothing you could have done about that one Stu, shouldnt have been a free kick anyway after Gerrard dived-and-dilly-dally'd...
bazzah
An undisclosed fee, I just read. Hey, I can finally log onto the site :-) God knows why.
badger0-0
An undisclosed fee, I just read. Hey, I can finally log onto the site :-) God knows why.
badger0-0
I got to say this. I have been reading the negative comments of Villa Fans on the way MON does transfers. Have a wider look at the picture. I think it is wise for MON not to tell all and sundry who he is looking at. The reason being is there are a bunch of managers in my opinion like Moyes and Bruce and a couple of others, who when they hear MON is looking at a player go out and buy them. The transfer season is not open yet and so no one has been bought officially. (Unofficially Yes?) If you look at every other club only 2 teams have bought players and that ids Arsenal and Man city. Stop the complaining and wait till the transfer season is shut before you complain anymore. Lets give MON the time
I got to say this. I have been reading the negative comments of Villa Fans on the way MON does transfers. Have a wider look at the picture. I think it is wise for MON not to tell all and sundry who he is looking at. The reason being is there are a bunch of managers in my opinion like Moyes and Bruce and a couple of others, who when they hear MON is looking at a player go out and buy them. The transfer season is not open yet and so no one has been bought officially. (Unofficially Yes?) If you look at every other club only 2 teams have bought players and that ids Arsenal and Man city. Stop the complaining and wait till the transfer season is shut before you complain anymore. Lets give MON the time
Was he not of contract in a few days? So yes, it must be for free and why not, if we aren't offering him a new contract he needs to get himself sorted. Good luck Stuart, better than many who have been preferred over you so I hope you do a David James and come good (just not at Villa's expense thanks)
Villan Of The North
Was he not of contract in a few days? So yes, it must be for free and why not, if we aren't offering him a new contract he needs to get himself sorted. Good luck Stuart, better than many who have been preferred over you so I hope you do a David James and come good (just not at Villa's expense thanks)
Villan Of The North
Good luck to him the chance to sit on the bench (which he has not done at Villa for some time) and undoubtedly to pick up a larger pay cheque. I for one wish him well. Not too much poit ingetting stressed out about third choice keeper (who spent part of last season on loan) being allowed to leave. I am more concerned about Friedels reported high praise about Kevin Hitchcock as a Goalkeeping Coach....cos I am not sure ours is much good, after all our previous one is at Man U now !
fatloser
Good luck to him the chance to sit on the bench (which he has not done at Villa for some time) and undoubtedly to pick up a larger pay cheque. I for one wish him well. Not too much poit ingetting stressed out about third choice keeper (who spent part of last season on loan) being allowed to leave. I am more concerned about Friedels reported high praise about Kevin Hitchcock as a Goalkeeping Coach....cos I am not sure ours is much good, after all our previous one is at Man U now !
fatloser
Why does that player keep on singing for places where he will be a number two? Arenal, Villa, City. Well, he's one of those who will regret it later and then play until he's about 50!! Hughes said he'll: "provides a wealth of experience." Pah! He never gets any games, which is what brings you ecperience, right?
Matt_Us
Why does that player keep on singing for places where he will be a number two? Arenal, Villa, City. Well, he's one of those who will regret it later and then play until he's about 50!! Hughes said he'll: "provides a wealth of experience." Pah! He never gets any games, which is what brings you ecperience, right?
Matt_Us
Why anyone would get stressed about this is absolutely beyond me. He was third choice which for a goalkeeper is about equivalent to 6th choice for an outfield player! Really not a bother, all the best to him.
Sheriff Kimbo
Why anyone would get stressed about this is absolutely beyond me. He was third choice which for a goalkeeper is about equivalent to 6th choice for an outfield player! Really not a bother, all the best to him.
Sheriff Kimbo
More out thans ins again
Steve64k
More out thans ins again
Steve64k
I don't think you need to worry! MoN is probably planning things in secret!
Matt_Us
I don't think you need to worry! MoN is probably planning things in secret!
Matt_Us
I agree with Matt, you have to question Taylors' ambition. Understudy at every club he's been at. One day he'll realise he has wasted his career. He would have been better off dropping down a division to get a regular game.
Ghost of 76
I agree with Matt, you have to question Taylors' ambition. Understudy at every club he's been at. One day he'll realise he has wasted his career. He would have been better off dropping down a division to get a regular game.
Ghost of 76
i agree Matt_Us MoN wouldnt want us to know what players we are planning to grab from the lower leagues, we might kick off ;)
Astonian Villan
i agree Matt_Us MoN wouldnt want us to know what players we are planning to grab from the lower leagues, we might kick off ;)
Astonian Villan
I need you Vital Villans to tell me everything will be all right. We will sign players. We will have a bigger and higher quality squad than last season. Please reassure me. Even Wolves are signing players...
VillaYamYam
I need you Vital Villans to tell me everything will be all right. We will sign players. We will have a bigger and higher quality squad than last season. Please reassure me. Even Wolves are signing players...
VillaYamYam
14 games in four seasons and off to Man City for a wacking pay rise ! Can't be bad! Great work if you can get it . I bet he can't believe his luck.
Villan57
14 games in four seasons and off to Man City for a wacking pay rise ! Can't be bad! Great work if you can get it . I bet he can't believe his luck.
Villan57
Im a big fan of Stuart Taylor so best of luck to him. I remember when Carson got sent off against Man Utd and although we still got battered Taylor saved it from being like 7-1. I do wonder why a player like him isnt going somehwere for first team footy. But best of luck to the guy
arc1988
Im a big fan of Stuart Taylor so best of luck to him. I remember when Carson got sent off against Man Utd and although we still got battered Taylor saved it from being like 7-1. I do wonder why a player like him isnt going somehwere for first team footy. But best of luck to the guy
arc1988
"why isn't he signing players now like Hughes is for man city?" perhaps he isnt managing the richest club in the world who can afford to make quick public advances and meet potential inflated fees.
MOGVILLA
"why isn't he signing players now like Hughes is for man city?" perhaps he isnt managing the richest club in the world who can afford to make quick public advances and meet potential inflated fees.
MOGVILLA
I hear O'Neill is only interested in experienced Premiership players. Why doesn't he make a bid for Darius Vassell?
Sindbad
I hear O'Neill is only interested in experienced Premiership players. Why doesn't he make a bid for Darius Vassell?
Sindbad
Even though they are the richest club, look at who they have bought! A Villa reject and an over-priced but proven striker. Hardly Real Madrid stuff, is it? And anyway, would you guys like Joe Hart on loan? Might be a good replacement as back-up... oh, but have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGu14vZ6nqY
Matt_Us
Even though they are the richest club, look at who they have bought! A Villa reject and an over-priced but proven striker. Hardly Real Madrid stuff, is it? And anyway, would you guys like Joe Hart on loan? Might be a good replacement as back-up... oh, but have you seen this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGu14vZ6nqY
Matt_Us
I have seen it, but it makes me laugh every time...genius dance moves...seems like a good lad Joe Hart, he's a friend of a friend.
AstonMartinOneill
I have seen it, but it makes me laugh every time...genius dance moves...seems like a good lad Joe Hart, he's a friend of a friend.
AstonMartinOneill
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Just because stuff isn't plastered across the papers or internet doesn't mean nothing is happening, Villa fans! Don't give up hope!!
Matt_Us
Just because stuff isn't plastered across the papers or internet doesn't mean nothing is happening, Villa fans! Don't give up hope!!
Matt_Us
 

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