UK time is: 21:39:29
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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!




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds




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

The Journalist

Writer: Sheriff Kimbo Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 28 2009

Time: 4:50PM

Your Comments

I do so enjoy Sheriff time!
The Fear
I do so enjoy Sheriff time!
The Fear
lets hope for a more productive week ahead hit the lights its transfer time
clarkamus
lets hope for a more productive week ahead hit the lights its transfer time
clarkamus
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
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
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Lambert - Time To Change Our Focus (Thursday October 23 2014)

Vlaar Wants A Return To Winning Ways (Thursday October 23 2014)

Drennan Returns - So Time For A Round Up (Wednesday October 22 2014)

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Grealish Back To Nottingham? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 677
2. The Fear 655
3. ClivetheVillan 573
4. thefacehead 452
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 237
6. sirdennis 223
7. kefkat 211
8. Villan Of The North 153
9. DeanoVilla 135
10. Clubpaver 133

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Breaking League News

Ki Wins Man of the Match Poll vs Stoke
» Swansea : 23/10/2014 21:07:00
» Everton : 23/10/2014 20:00:00
Sam's City Press Conference!
» West Ham : 23/10/2014 17:22:00
United Happy Talk!
» Man Utd : 23/10/2014 17:16:00
Mixed Injury News Ahead Of Palace
» WBA : 23/10/2014 17:08:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which kick off time do you hate the most?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Saturday 3pm 4%
Saturday 12.30/12:45 etc 11%
Saturday 5:30/5:45 etc 4%
Sunday early 7%
Sunday 4pm 4%
Monday 8pm 24%
All are fine with me 2%
All of them accept Sat 3pm! 44%