Writer: Darth Villan
Date:Thursday July 2 2009
Well the first day of July has passed us by and there's been no new signings. I know that a lot of us had today down as the start of Villa's Summer spending spree and there are now even more anxious and despondent fans than yesterday. Where was Bentley, Owen, Tuncay or whoever had been linked with us by inventive, or just bored, journo's like Baggie Bill? Clearly O'Neill has lost all grip and we're sliding backwards into mid table obscurity, time to hit the panic button!
In fairness, O'Neill, Randy or anyone associated with the club had never promised us unveilings today. We all hyped it up in hope more than expectation so we can't really complain when nothing happens.
Apart from the lack of movement so far, the problem for many appears to be that we never do hear anything from the club about transfers or targets. Frustrating as it can be we just have to accept that O'Neill dealings in the transfer market are always going to be private and painstaking. It's the way he does business and would we really want the alternative, someone like Rednapp tapping up players in the press every day?
Is O'Neill up to the job of getting quality players to Villa Park? If we set aside our transfer window panic attacks, his record in the transfer market is not all bad. Ok, it's easy to shout out, Salifou, Routledge,
Knight, Shorey or Heskey. Personally I think the last three will be good players for us, and the other two were shots to nothing and bolstered an even more threadbare squad than it is now. It's too easy to forget that he has also brought in the likes of Friedal, Milner, Davies, Young, Carew and Petrov, the players that pushed for Champions League for so long last season.
We know that we need to replace Laursen and Barry and add more numbers to the squad so we don't have to throw away Europe again, or nosedive in the last third of the season. But if I've managed to work it out, I'm fairly sure MON has too.
We don't have a match until 18 July. There is still time to get the players we need. I'm not going to be negative. To the doom and gloom merchants, if we don't have several quality new faces in by the first
match I'll eat my homberg, but until then I'm going to relax in the sun, watch Murray muck up Wimbledon (He's a Brit, it's inevitable) and wait for the signings to start to roll in.
Date:Thursday July 2 2009
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