Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

The Week In Villa #44 (19/6/09 - 25/6/09)

The Week In Villa #44 (19/6/09 - 25/6/09)

Friday, 19th June

Paul Scharner apparently rules out a move to Villa as he wants to play in midfield. Say what you like about MON`s square peg/round hole policy but the bottom line is if he isn`t willing to play where he is told then I think we are better off without him anyway. In all fairness, he`d only be a squad player anyway. Not that we don`t need a beefing up of the squad, but I`m more interested in top quality players that can improve the best XI.

We are linked to Sol Campbell. He wouldn`t be a bad signing as he is on a free and has a wealth of experience, but I don`t think any of us see him as a direct replacement for Laursen.

16 year-old Courtney Cameron arrives from Northampton, joining Samir Carruthers from Arsenal as hopeful stars for the future that have arrived… how about some stars for now coming too?!

Saturday, 20th June

The general consensus seems to be that David Wheater is staying at 'Boro. He`s not a bad player at all but again, is he the man to replace Laursen?

Barcelona are linked with a move for Ashley Young but I just don`t see him going anywhere this summer. In fact apart from fringe players I don`t think anyone else will leave.

Sunday, 21st June

Barry Bannan is linked with another loan move to Derby. Personally I think he has the potential to contribute for us next season. However, in terms of his development it may well be better for us if he spends a year on loan at a Championship club.

Today we have been linked with a few familiar names and a couple of new(ish!) ones: Michael Owen, Kyle Naughton, Jurado, Royston Drenthe, David Wheater, Miguel, Aruna Dindane, Sol Campbell and Chris McCann.

Nigel Reo-Coker is linked with a move to Spurs. Well, we hadn`t been linked to a Spurs player or vice versa for a couple of days, so…

Monday, 22nd June

Craig Gardner puts in a very good performance for England U-21`s in the final group game, a 1-1 draw with Germany.

There are rumours that Standard Liege have turned down a bid from Everton for Steven Defour. Hopefully one from us will be accepted any day now…!

Tuesday, 23rd June

Today, Stuart Taylor joined Gareth Barry at Man Citeh. This leads to panic attacks for some of our less rational fans due to us making the squad even smaller. Personally, I think losing a 3rd choice goalkeeper who signed for us in 2005 but only started 14 games and made 3 substitute appearances during them 4 years really isn`t anything to get upset about.

Stilian Petrov speaks highly of Emile Heskey and backs him to 'come good` for us next season. Personally I don`t think he has been as bad for us as some people make out, but I too would hope for a bit more from him in 09/10.

Wednesday, 24th June

Today we are linked with Eidur Gudjohnsen. I`d like to see him come to Villa as he offers something a little different to what we already have. We are also linked with Kyle Naughton again.

Reports suggest that we have no interest in selling Craig Gardner. This is good news in my opinion. I do not say that just because we need to add to the squad, but because I think he is a good player who could be a regular for us for years to come.

Thursday, 25th June

John Carew joins Petrov in talking up Heskey, and Nicky Shorey backs Freddie Bouma to get fit and return to action. Aren`t we a friendly bunch?

One website reports that Spurs have accepted bids from us, Sunderland and Everton for Tom Huddlestone. No-one else does though, so I assume it`s nonsense.

Deadly Doug says lots of positive things about the future of the club. It`s nice to know he is still lucid enough to give that kind of interview!

That`s all then. By the next 'Week in Villa`, July 1st will have arrived. Some people seem to think we`ll be announcing multiple signings that day. I fear they will be disappointed; however we have to hope there will be some incoming movement this week! Up the Villa!



For the very latest Premier League odds




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

Writer:Sheriff Kimbo
Date:Sunday June 28 2009
Time: 4:50PM

Comments

0
I do so enjoy Sheriff time!
The Fear
28/06/2009 18:02:00
0
I do so enjoy Sheriff time!
The Fear
28/06/2009 18:02:00
0
lets hope for a more productive week ahead hit the lights its transfer time
clarkamus
28/06/2009 22:48:00
0
lets hope for a more productive week ahead hit the lights its transfer time
clarkamus
28/06/2009 22:48:00
0
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz about sums up your week, love the joke about Sol Campbell. The only comparison is that they are both over the hill and should be retired.
KatieDawson
29/06/2009 01:44:00
0
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz about sums up your week, love the joke about Sol Campbell. The only comparison is that they are both over the hill and should be retired.
KatieDawson
29/06/2009 01:44:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Birmingham Games Switched On Police Advice

Not a great shock to see the home and away games against Birmingham City moved this season is it - if anything the only surprise is the announcement has come this...

Grealish Starts 2016/17 The Right Way

With the headlines Jack Grealish created last summer by doing what all footballers do in their down time, the lad has certainly learned this time around.

Are Players Set For A Football Exit?

With the country narrowly voting to leave the European Union in Thursday's Referendum, there are certainly plenty of real questions that have to be addressed in terms...

League Cup & Luton On The TV

With the opening Championship game of the 2016/17 season against Sheffield Wednesday selected for television coverage, our return to the first round of the League Cup...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Can Gabby redeem himself and stay?
Suggested By: JP Fear
Yes35%
No61%
Meh, not sure4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Burnley 46 26 15 5 93 37
P Middlesbrough 46 26 11 9 89 32
3 Brighton 46 24 17 5 89 30
4 Hull City 46 24 11 11 83 34
5 Derby County 46 21 15 10 78 23
6 Sheff Wed 46 19 17 10 74 21
7 Ipswich 46 18 15 13 69 2
8 Cardiff 46 17 17 12 68 5
9 Brentford 46 19 8 19 65 5
10 Birmingham 46 16 15 15 63 4
11 Preston 46 15 17 14 62 0
12 Q.P.R. 46 14 18 14 60 0
13 Leeds Utd 46 14 17 15 59 -8
14 Wolves 46 14 16 16 58 -5
15 Blackburn 46 13 16 17 55 0
16 Forest 46 13 16 17 55 -4
17 Reading 46 13 13 20 52 -7
18 Bristol City 46 13 13 20 52 -17
19 Huddersfield 46 13 12 21 51 -11
20 Fulham 46 12 15 19 51 -13
21 Rotherham 46 13 10 23 49 -18
R Charlton 46 9 13 24 40 -40
R MK Dons 46 9 12 25 39 -30
R Bolton 46 5 15 26 30 -40
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Pirelli announce driver selections for Austria
Latest Vital Boxing News
Froch Not Sure About Groves!
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear430
2.sirdennis186
3.Fulford182
4.BodyButter160
5.glensider133
6.JuanPabloAngel130
7.kefkat114
8.DeanoVilla104
9.Melon Donkey91
10.Silhillvilla77
Vital Football Comment