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Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 4

Part four 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:

Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 2

The previous one went to 150 pages so I've closed that one as it was getting a bit slow to load! The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread

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

Over to you Mr O'Neill !

Movements so far:

Out

Gareth Barry 12million to Manchester City
Stuart Taylor on a free to Manchester City

In

Stewart Downing 12million (approx.. from press talk) from Middlesbrough.

...Previous Threads:

Part 1 with 215 comments: The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 1
Part 2 with 234 comments: The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 2
Part 3 with 214 comments: The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 3


This is a useful page on Sky Sports which updates all the transfers for all the Premiership clubs: www.skysports.com/football/transfers Not missed out on that many players despite all being slow have we?! Lets hope this part four finally see's some incoming players!

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Date:Sunday July 12 2009

Time: 5:34PM

Your Comments

This week... this is the week... this'll be the week.. Say it like a mantra, it will come true! :o)
The Fear
This week... this is the week... this'll be the week.. Say it like a mantra, it will come true! :o)
The Fear
I Believe
clarkamus
I Believe
clarkamus
lol, we could start a Vital Villa cult... ! I did say cult by the way!
The Fear
lol, we could start a Vital Villa cult... ! I did say cult by the way!
The Fear
Pre-season started. No improvements. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL. Peterborough next week. Get a move on. You're wasting time. Are you a man or a mouse? Talk this talk that. You've done NOTHING.
evoflash
Pre-season started. No improvements. FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL. Peterborough next week. Get a move on. You're wasting time. Are you a man or a mouse? Talk this talk that. You've done NOTHING.
evoflash
Just like they did with the badge, get a load of Villa fans in to discuss what players they want, how they would fit into the team and if the fans would approve, give them selected fans an insight into the wage structure, what we have to spend etc etc, and actually work on it with MON, Once we have the players do what MON does best and bring the best out of the players we have brought in and perhaps just perhaps the fans will be happy, the club will be moving forward and we won't be slipping down the table next season......maybe.
Villa 4 Ever
Just like they did with the badge, get a load of Villa fans in to discuss what players they want, how they would fit into the team and if the fans would approve, give them selected fans an insight into the wage structure, what we have to spend etc etc, and actually work on it with MON, Once we have the players do what MON does best and bring the best out of the players we have brought in and perhaps just perhaps the fans will be happy, the club will be moving forward and we won't be slipping down the table next season......maybe.
Villa 4 Ever
9 players - Naughton, Hangelaand, Defour, Veloso, Bentley, Ozil, Tuncay, Downing, Bent. Get 6 of them - Job done!
deano.avfc
9 players - Naughton, Hangelaand, Defour, Veloso, Bentley, Ozil, Tuncay, Downing, Bent. Get 6 of them - Job done!
deano.avfc
Deano, what happens if its Defour, bentley, Ozil, Tuncay, Downing, Bent ?? we going to play Reo Coker and Gardner, in defence again or are we going to go 3-4-3 3-6-2 lmaoo.
Villa 4 Ever
Deano, what happens if its Defour, bentley, Ozil, Tuncay, Downing, Bent ?? we going to play Reo Coker and Gardner, in defence again or are we going to go 3-4-3 3-6-2 lmaoo.
Villa 4 Ever
Yes, this is the week. Definitely THE week. Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to be astounded. Prepare to be shocked and surprised! I drove past VP a couple of days ago and I saw the omens: they're not laying new water pipes along Witton Road for nothing!
pongogidman
Yes, this is the week. Definitely THE week. Prepare to be amazed. Prepare to be astounded. Prepare to be shocked and surprised! I drove past VP a couple of days ago and I saw the omens: they're not laying new water pipes along Witton Road for nothing!
pongogidman
OK VIlla 4 Ever I should have made it clearer 1) Naughton 2) Hangelaand 3) Defour or Veloso 4) Ozil 5) Downing or Bentley 6) Tuncay or Bent.
deano.avfc
OK VIlla 4 Ever I should have made it clearer 1) Naughton 2) Hangelaand 3) Defour or Veloso 4) Ozil 5) Downing or Bentley 6) Tuncay or Bent.
deano.avfc
There not water pipes pongo, no, there player pipes, yes honest. my mates working there now, and he sssaaaaiiiiiiiiiddddd... at a variable cost (agents fee, club fee, pipesupplier fees etc) martin oniell will be able to source the best players from across the world and have them deliverd through the player pipes, stragight into the dressing room all in time for the opener against wigan (should be enough time).he also said this technology is available to all clubs. OH NO ,i wonder how many man city are building, im gonna jump in the car n go straight to eastlands to see if there having any new "WATER" pipes laid. hahahahahaah omen snowmen. what ever will be will be , let time run its course cuz i reckon none of us are going to be dissapointed come the wigan game, and EVERYONE here will be there to see it, wont they.
..doctorwho..
There not water pipes pongo, no, there player pipes, yes honest. my mates working there now, and he sssaaaaiiiiiiiiiddddd... at a variable cost (agents fee, club fee, pipesupplier fees etc) martin oniell will be able to source the best players from across the world and have them deliverd through the player pipes, stragight into the dressing room all in time for the opener against wigan (should be enough time).he also said this technology is available to all clubs. OH NO ,i wonder how many man city are building, im gonna jump in the car n go straight to eastlands to see if there having any new "WATER" pipes laid. hahahahahaah omen snowmen. what ever will be will be , let time run its course cuz i reckon none of us are going to be dissapointed come the wigan game, and EVERYONE here will be there to see it, wont they.
..doctorwho..
naughton, hangeland, bentley, defour, downing, tuncay, bent
..doctorwho..
naughton, hangeland, bentley, defour, downing, tuncay, bent
..doctorwho..
doctorwho - Player pipes! Brilliant! I knew MON was a genius! lol
pongogidman
doctorwho - Player pipes! Brilliant! I knew MON was a genius! lol
pongogidman
Doctorwho we are always disapointed every transfer window, why is this one going to be any different ?? And any new signings we do get if they have a bad run he will be like oh they had no pre season......who the bloody hells fault was that !! I'm sorry and i do try to look on the bright side, but when have we ever brought top 4 class players like Defour, Bentley, Veloso ?? I can't see them happening.
Villa 4 Ever
Doctorwho we are always disapointed every transfer window, why is this one going to be any different ?? And any new signings we do get if they have a bad run he will be like oh they had no pre season......who the bloody hells fault was that !! I'm sorry and i do try to look on the bright side, but when have we ever brought top 4 class players like Defour, Bentley, Veloso ?? I can't see them happening.
Villa 4 Ever
hahahaha, talk this talk that,your joking, martin oniell is the most animated person in villa park on a matchday. haha he cant contain himself, up n down, kicking bottles, squaring up to wenger, benitez, all the officials, heads every ball. hahah that blokes a nutter. he is so emotionally involved it is untrue.
..doctorwho..
hahahaha, talk this talk that,your joking, martin oniell is the most animated person in villa park on a matchday. haha he cant contain himself, up n down, kicking bottles, squaring up to wenger, benitez, all the officials, heads every ball. hahah that blokes a nutter. he is so emotionally involved it is untrue.
..doctorwho..
well it all depends what you think would be dissapointing signings vs the reality of who we can sign, so villa4life who do you think we will buy, then list a better player you think we should buy instead..
..doctorwho..
well it all depends what you think would be dissapointing signings vs the reality of who we can sign, so villa4life who do you think we will buy, then list a better player you think we should buy instead..
..doctorwho..
come on not long till the first game villa4life the fans are getting nervous and anxious
..doctorwho..
come on not long till the first game villa4life the fans are getting nervous and anxious
..doctorwho..
It's V4E, Who i think we will buy ?? I really have no idea, perhaps Delph, Rothen, Campbell, Distin, Samaras, Crosas, Boruc, Zamora coming in, Who i think is better ?? Hangeland, Naughton, Taylor, Defour, Gudjohnson, Bentley, Bent, Sell Harewood, give Sidwell one more season.
Villa 4 Ever
It's V4E, Who i think we will buy ?? I really have no idea, perhaps Delph, Rothen, Campbell, Distin, Samaras, Crosas, Boruc, Zamora coming in, Who i think is better ?? Hangeland, Naughton, Taylor, Defour, Gudjohnson, Bentley, Bent, Sell Harewood, give Sidwell one more season.
Villa 4 Ever
Boruc is useless.
deano.avfc
Boruc is useless.
deano.avfc
Yes i know, Doctor asked who i think we'll get in... and then after that i said all the players i personally wanted in.
Villa 4 Ever
Yes i know, Doctor asked who i think we'll get in... and then after that i said all the players i personally wanted in.
Villa 4 Ever
Henrik Larson...?
Matt_Us
Henrik Larson...?
Matt_Us
here's another joke............................club anouncement tomorrow to state that the all awaited "pipework" is in place and it just needs to be tested! The "pipe' has signed a forty year contract subject to a firm council medical. Other "pipes"were considered but MON got in too late and so we had to get the "secondhand pipework" from small heath! It'll work fine for a season but then go downhill from there! Oh I could go on forever with this but would dearly love to talk about other "connections" at VP! C'mon MON sort it and quick please.
holte ender 1969
here's another joke............................club anouncement tomorrow to state that the all awaited "pipework" is in place and it just needs to be tested! The "pipe' has signed a forty year contract subject to a firm council medical. Other "pipes"were considered but MON got in too late and so we had to get the "secondhand pipework" from small heath! It'll work fine for a season but then go downhill from there! Oh I could go on forever with this but would dearly love to talk about other "connections" at VP! C'mon MON sort it and quick please.
holte ender 1969
I`m going with the player pipes strategy,maybe we could then shoot them into the air from the centre circle before the Florentina game to rapturous applause. Distin,Taylor,Robben,Diarra and Martins please.
ASPINALL
I`m going with the player pipes strategy,maybe we could then shoot them into the air from the centre circle before the Florentina game to rapturous applause. Distin,Taylor,Robben,Diarra and Martins please.
ASPINALL
hate to burst your bubble. the pipes were nothing to do with villa park. it was a sewer upgrade fo the houses opposite. as for oneill he had better pull his finger out of his paddy a.rse this week. everton have apparently gone in for defour now. wtf are we doing???? delph? & Downing not good enough.
Stig
hate to burst your bubble. the pipes were nothing to do with villa park. it was a sewer upgrade fo the houses opposite. as for oneill he had better pull his finger out of his paddy a.rse this week. everton have apparently gone in for defour now. wtf are we doing???? delph? & Downing not good enough.
Stig
Looks like Downing will sign this week, good signing we need a left footer to balance the midfield, could play centre mid as well, reports from Bill Howell is we are after Bent, think he would be a good signing also, would also like Naughton, Upson, sell Knight and replace with Richards, Bentley, Tuncay and Defour, however i think thats unlikely cos it would cost 60- 70 mil, but with those players i believe we could make 4th place and maybe win a cup.
astonsteve
Looks like Downing will sign this week, good signing we need a left footer to balance the midfield, could play centre mid as well, reports from Bill Howell is we are after Bent, think he would be a good signing also, would also like Naughton, Upson, sell Knight and replace with Richards, Bentley, Tuncay and Defour, however i think thats unlikely cos it would cost 60- 70 mil, but with those players i believe we could make 4th place and maybe win a cup.
astonsteve
i have a good feeling about today
clarkamus
i have a good feeling about today
clarkamus
my list of maybe signings this week is: a well known englishman, a reasonably well known spaniard, another well known englishman, and an unknown cuban.
leftfoot
my list of maybe signings this week is: a well known englishman, a reasonably well known spaniard, another well known englishman, and an unknown cuban.
leftfoot
What....Sting, Julio Eglasias, Gordon Brown, and Sanchez Miguel? Don't know about Miguel, but the others wouldn't be any good would they?
evoflash
What....Sting, Julio Eglasias, Gordon Brown, and Sanchez Miguel? Don't know about Miguel, but the others wouldn't be any good would they?
evoflash
BREAKING NEWS!!!! MON has dismissed early reports that we are close to signing a new piping system. He said "transfer window?!? What transfer window????"
PBAVFC
BREAKING NEWS!!!! MON has dismissed early reports that we are close to signing a new piping system. He said "transfer window?!? What transfer window????"
PBAVFC
my feeling about today is now less optimistic
clarkamus
my feeling about today is now less optimistic
clarkamus
As the son of the man who lives next door to the granny of the man who walks the dog for MON's next door neighbour, i am privvy to certain bits of 'information' and i can say for 100% certainty Bent, Gudjonsen and Scholes in this week!
Ericols_Son
As the son of the man who lives next door to the granny of the man who walks the dog for MON's next door neighbour, i am privvy to certain bits of 'information' and i can say for 100% certainty Bent, Gudjonsen and Scholes in this week!
Ericols_Son
alex ferguson has just said at a news conference that he will not make any more signings in this window!!
clarkamus
alex ferguson has just said at a news conference that he will not make any more signings in this window!!
clarkamus
Very good Ericols son, i believe u, great if thats true carkamus, Young wont go to spuds.
astonsteve
Very good Ericols son, i believe u, great if thats true carkamus, Young wont go to spuds.
astonsteve
chealski would b the only worry now but im confident he wants to stay and succeed with villa
clarkamus
chealski would b the only worry now but im confident he wants to stay and succeed with villa
clarkamus
naughton is stalling on everton talks my guess (wish) is he wants villa to bid so he can come here
clarkamus
naughton is stalling on everton talks my guess (wish) is he wants villa to bid so he can come here
clarkamus
I think its the Spuds clarkamus that have made a late bid and not us.
astonsteve
I think its the Spuds clarkamus that have made a late bid and not us.
astonsteve
i cant wait for us to get signing players. but even if we sign players such as hangeland, naughton, defour, tuncay, downing etc. can we still compete with the likes of man city who has all bt signed tevez, adebayor, and got santa cruz, barry, robinhio etc. im quite worried. i do have faith in o'neill but he is going to have to pull something special out the bag
arc1988
i cant wait for us to get signing players. but even if we sign players such as hangeland, naughton, defour, tuncay, downing etc. can we still compete with the likes of man city who has all bt signed tevez, adebayor, and got santa cruz, barry, robinhio etc. im quite worried. i do have faith in o'neill but he is going to have to pull something special out the bag
arc1988
Thats the thing arc1988 - we have O'Neill - they have Hughes. When push comes to shove, a manager is the most important aspect on match-day, more than any player. There are the odd exception - Gazza, Gerrard etc. where in a few games they just run it. But O'Neill will be worth millions of pound worth of talent on the pitch. Would do with a few other players worth millions tho!!
deano.avfc
Thats the thing arc1988 - we have O'Neill - they have Hughes. When push comes to shove, a manager is the most important aspect on match-day, more than any player. There are the odd exception - Gazza, Gerrard etc. where in a few games they just run it. But O'Neill will be worth millions of pound worth of talent on the pitch. Would do with a few other players worth millions tho!!
deano.avfc
Booooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddddddd!
holte ender 1969
Booooooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeddddddddddddd!
holte ender 1969
It is reported that Real Madrid need to sell five players before they can buy again. Sneijder and Huntelaar then please. :o)
DoLpHiNaToR
It is reported that Real Madrid need to sell five players before they can buy again. Sneijder and Huntelaar then please. :o)
DoLpHiNaToR
Agreed Dolph.....have a feeling Arse-nal are gonna get in there though!
koolbill
Agreed Dolph.....have a feeling Arse-nal are gonna get in there though!
koolbill
Will today be the day we sign sumbody, doubt it!! But we can live in hope.
astonsteve
Will today be the day we sign sumbody, doubt it!! But we can live in hope.
astonsteve
Come on MON!!!! Just over a week before we go on our pre season tour and you still haven't signed anyone! Wake up and smell the coffee. We need at least 5-6 players, and fast!
MattUTV
Come on MON!!!! Just over a week before we go on our pre season tour and you still haven't signed anyone! Wake up and smell the coffee. We need at least 5-6 players, and fast!
MattUTV
still no real word on what naughton is doing yet hope to see a few though the door this week yesterdays optimism faded away by lunchtime we need players and i need a transfer fix im clucking!
clarkamus
still no real word on what naughton is doing yet hope to see a few though the door this week yesterdays optimism faded away by lunchtime we need players and i need a transfer fix im clucking!
clarkamus
I still have a feeling we'll make a signing out of nowhere
2fishinatank
I still have a feeling we'll make a signing out of nowhere
2fishinatank
Well im bored at work so here is my opinion on what we should do, first of all i think we a 25 man squad to compete on all fronts, we need 3 goalkeepers, Friedal, Guzan and 1 other, a youth player maybe, 2 rightbacks Young, Naughton, 2 left backs, Bouma, Shorey, 4 center halves, Davies, Culler, Upson, Distin/Knight, 2 right mids Bentley Milner, 2 left mids Young Downing 6 center mids Garder, Sidwell, Reo Coker, Petrov, Delph, Defour, 5 forwards Carew, Gabby, Heskey, Bent and Tuncay. 9 players in with Barry Laursen Harewood Salifoooooooo and maybe Knight out. Osbourne Bannan Delfounso out on loan. Think that would mean 75 Mil spend with 15 back. Sorry to bore u just my thoughts on what we need to compete.
astonsteve
Well im bored at work so here is my opinion on what we should do, first of all i think we a 25 man squad to compete on all fronts, we need 3 goalkeepers, Friedal, Guzan and 1 other, a youth player maybe, 2 rightbacks Young, Naughton, 2 left backs, Bouma, Shorey, 4 center halves, Davies, Culler, Upson, Distin/Knight, 2 right mids Bentley Milner, 2 left mids Young Downing 6 center mids Garder, Sidwell, Reo Coker, Petrov, Delph, Defour, 5 forwards Carew, Gabby, Heskey, Bent and Tuncay. 9 players in with Barry Laursen Harewood Salifoooooooo and maybe Knight out. Osbourne Bannan Delfounso out on loan. Think that would mean 75 Mil spend with 15 back. Sorry to bore u just my thoughts on what we need to compete.
astonsteve
aston steve i think that would please us all, good shout
clarkamus
aston steve i think that would please us all, good shout
clarkamus
Reports are that Naughton is stalling because both Spurs and Villa want to get a crack at him now. Huntelaar is going to Stuttgart, and MON is upping his bid for delph. I reckon Bent is not worth more than 8m but Spurs want 16m which is a joke. I agree with astonsteve, except upson wouldbe hard to pry from the hammers. I hope we get defour but hes not english and his club want like 15m for him. Thats 2 things MON doesnt go with (big price tag and foreigners)
maebach
Reports are that Naughton is stalling because both Spurs and Villa want to get a crack at him now. Huntelaar is going to Stuttgart, and MON is upping his bid for delph. I reckon Bent is not worth more than 8m but Spurs want 16m which is a joke. I agree with astonsteve, except upson wouldbe hard to pry from the hammers. I hope we get defour but hes not english and his club want like 15m for him. Thats 2 things MON doesnt go with (big price tag and foreigners)
maebach
maebach i would pay 10-12m 4 Bent he is a goalscorer and would compliment our strikeforce, we would have 2 big guys pace and a finisher, perfect.
astonsteve
maebach i would pay 10-12m 4 Bent he is a goalscorer and would compliment our strikeforce, we would have 2 big guys pace and a finisher, perfect.
astonsteve
All gone quiet with David "I'm joining Villa" Bentley hasn't it.
evoflash
All gone quiet with David "I'm joining Villa" Bentley hasn't it.
evoflash
Sadly yes evoflash, it has. Talk of a possible serious move for David Bentley earlier this summer excited me. Should have known that it was probably way too good a rumour to be true. Now we have talk of possible interest in Darren Bent, and that I'm afraid just leaves me cold. Oh well, no matter who we finally manage to land, our duty is to turn up and cheer each and every one of the lads to the hilt, giving them our full support. That I will most certainly do, but Darren Bent, oh dear!
glensider
Sadly yes evoflash, it has. Talk of a possible serious move for David Bentley earlier this summer excited me. Should have known that it was probably way too good a rumour to be true. Now we have talk of possible interest in Darren Bent, and that I'm afraid just leaves me cold. Oh well, no matter who we finally manage to land, our duty is to turn up and cheer each and every one of the lads to the hilt, giving them our full support. That I will most certainly do, but Darren Bent, oh dear!
glensider
Why dont u rate Bent glensider.
astonsteve
Why dont u rate Bent glensider.
astonsteve
i hope Mon signs a striker soon, otherwise Man City will have all of them. I dont know if anyone has noticed, but they have enough forwards to field a team. Robinho, Bojinov, Santa Cruz, Jo, Bellamy, Tevez, Adebayor, Benjani, Evans, Caicedo
maebach
i hope Mon signs a striker soon, otherwise Man City will have all of them. I dont know if anyone has noticed, but they have enough forwards to field a team. Robinho, Bojinov, Santa Cruz, Jo, Bellamy, Tevez, Adebayor, Benjani, Evans, Caicedo
maebach
it is quite possible that we have allready signed players, aswell as in the midst of signing others, i think we would all agree bentley, allthough none of us would have known if it wasnt for the player himself basically saying it on tv not so long back. so it is possible others have allready signed, just like before all the signings will be paraded together as dropping 4 stones in the river causes more of a ripple than dropping one at a time. also realisticly villa need the spotlight to be OFF them most of the season in order to challenge the top four, we all saw what happened when all the focus was on us and our top four charge, we felt the pressure and cracked. all eyes are are man city and totters, our best bet would to be written off at the start of the season, which would re instill that underdog mentality of the team and enable us to play with no pressure. not saying we shouldnt have signed by now, but like i say we just dont know whether we have or not.
..doctorwho..
it is quite possible that we have allready signed players, aswell as in the midst of signing others, i think we would all agree bentley, allthough none of us would have known if it wasnt for the player himself basically saying it on tv not so long back. so it is possible others have allready signed, just like before all the signings will be paraded together as dropping 4 stones in the river causes more of a ripple than dropping one at a time. also realisticly villa need the spotlight to be OFF them most of the season in order to challenge the top four, we all saw what happened when all the focus was on us and our top four charge, we felt the pressure and cracked. all eyes are are man city and totters, our best bet would to be written off at the start of the season, which would re instill that underdog mentality of the team and enable us to play with no pressure. not saying we shouldnt have signed by now, but like i say we just dont know whether we have or not.
..doctorwho..
At the mo I think any signing would classify as a fantasy
Steve64k
At the mo I think any signing would classify as a fantasy
Steve64k
this transfer window is making me die inside
clarkamus
this transfer window is making me die inside
clarkamus
does get worse though, reports suggest were turning our heads towards king, a 2m alternative for the apparently overpriced delph
..doctorwho..
does get worse though, reports suggest were turning our heads towards king, a 2m alternative for the apparently overpriced delph
..doctorwho..
but on the bright side Bramble signed a contract extension
deano.avfc
but on the bright side Bramble signed a contract extension
deano.avfc
This is frustrating now, when are we going to see players arrive?, what makes it worse is when MON says stay calm, we have been through this when Ellis was at the helm and we find the current situation far to similar to the past. I want 2 big signings by the weekend!!! Wish full thinking, I think!!!
pksandell
This is frustrating now, when are we going to see players arrive?, what makes it worse is when MON says stay calm, we have been through this when Ellis was at the helm and we find the current situation far to similar to the past. I want 2 big signings by the weekend!!! Wish full thinking, I think!!!
pksandell
Lol deano - thank Paul McGrath for that!! I have to disagree Glensider, I think Bent would be a great signing for us. He has under achieved of recent but still bagged 17 (I think?) goals last season. Did wonders at Charlton a few yrs ago with next to no supply. He has the talent, he just needs to use it. Having said all that 16mil is excessive - but then so is every other transfer fee this window.
AVFC4ME
Lol deano - thank Paul McGrath for that!! I have to disagree Glensider, I think Bent would be a great signing for us. He has under achieved of recent but still bagged 17 (I think?) goals last season. Did wonders at Charlton a few yrs ago with next to no supply. He has the talent, he just needs to use it. Having said all that 16mil is excessive - but then so is every other transfer fee this window.
AVFC4ME
Bent would be a quality signing!
holte ender 1969
Bent would be a quality signing!
holte ender 1969
Reports say that Sunderland have had a 14 mil offer for Bent rejected and SPuz are holding out for 16mil. I can only believe that this sort of thing is made up by Tottenham themselves trying to get more money out of anyone who wants to pay. Seems like half the Journo's around are Spuz fans as all these deals that are bandied around are always favouring them and they never look like they are making a loss and that everyone wants to come and play for them. They seem to think that they are one of the top four or they're trying to make other people think that. Only a Spuz fan would believe the hype..
Villan444
Reports say that Sunderland have had a 14 mil offer for Bent rejected and SPuz are holding out for 16mil. I can only believe that this sort of thing is made up by Tottenham themselves trying to get more money out of anyone who wants to pay. Seems like half the Journo's around are Spuz fans as all these deals that are bandied around are always favouring them and they never look like they are making a loss and that everyone wants to come and play for them. They seem to think that they are one of the top four or they're trying to make other people think that. Only a Spuz fan would believe the hype..
Villan444
we have agreed a 12miliion deal with midlesbrough for stewart downing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
clarkamus
we have agreed a 12miliion deal with midlesbrough for stewart downing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
clarkamus
Yeah, 12mil for a poor man's Gareth Barry who isn't even fit until December. At least we're doing something i guess.
AstonMartinOneill
Yeah, 12mil for a poor man's Gareth Barry who isn't even fit until December. At least we're doing something i guess.
AstonMartinOneill
papers yesterday said he would be fit about october/november, hope sky sports sources are real, nothing on the villa page yet, fingers crossed
nemisis
papers yesterday said he would be fit about october/november, hope sky sports sources are real, nothing on the villa page yet, fingers crossed
nemisis
my m8 is a boro fan he thinks downings the bees knees ;)
scoops
sky just said he would be at bodymoreheath or villa park at lunch time today
nemisis
my m8 is a boro fan he thinks downings the bees knees ;)
scoops
sky just said he would be at bodymoreheath or villa park at lunch time today
nemisis
A report denied the October claim and said nearer Christmas for the players return.
The Fear
A report denied the October claim and said nearer Christmas for the players return.
The Fear
Great news good player, would like Tuncay as well.
astonsteve
Great news good player, would like Tuncay as well.
astonsteve
he may be injured now but long term he would be a gr8 signing see we denied any interest in veloso but got our eye on a number of players - so fingers crossed we might see some players in to lift our spirits ;)
scoops
he may be injured now but long term he would be a gr8 signing see we denied any interest in veloso but got our eye on a number of players - so fingers crossed we might see some players in to lift our spirits ;)
scoops
john robertson has denied any interest in veloso
1982benny
john robertson has denied any interest in veloso
1982benny
ITV say fee agreed of around 12 million for the injured till October-ish stewart downing. Excuse me if I don't whoop with joy but we still need more signings and preferably not injured ones. Not a big fan of downings either, injured or not.
villain76
ITV say fee agreed of around 12 million for the injured till October-ish stewart downing. Excuse me if I don't whoop with joy but we still need more signings and preferably not injured ones. Not a big fan of downings either, injured or not.
villain76
Does anyone know if Martin O'Neil has ever signed a foreign player from a foreign club? Petrov and Cuellar from Scotland doesn't count as a foreign club by the way!!!!
fredchuff
Does anyone know if Martin O'Neil has ever signed a foreign player from a foreign club? Petrov and Cuellar from Scotland doesn't count as a foreign club by the way!!!!
fredchuff
Carew and Salifou I suppose but that isn't exactly prolific 'trading' more of a 'Swap' and a 'punt'. Yes I did say punt!
fredchuff
Carew and Salifou I suppose but that isn't exactly prolific 'trading' more of a 'Swap' and a 'punt'. Yes I did say punt!
fredchuff
King Henrik larrson i believe is one.
villain76
King Henrik larrson i believe is one.
villain76
Oops massive error it was wim wam jansen. exits thread.
villain76
Oops massive error it was wim wam jansen. exits thread.
villain76
Distin in by end of week report evening mail.
astonsteve
Distin in by end of week report evening mail.
astonsteve
Sunderland taking Crouchie, they can't be after Bent aswell unless they want rid of Kenwyne Jones
Villan444
Sunderland taking Crouchie, they can't be after Bent aswell unless they want rid of Kenwyne Jones
Villan444
who rates bent at 16 mill hes a bench warmer at spuds,if thats the way things are harewood should go for atleast 10 millino,lol
nemisis
who rates bent at 16 mill hes a bench warmer at spuds,if thats the way things are harewood should go for atleast 10 millino,lol
nemisis
haha. I wouldnt pay more than 10m for Bent. Ive been convinced hes got quality in him but I dont see him as 16m worth of talent. Im happy we got Downing, but I still think we need more. My guess is that this will be our last midfield signing this window. Sidwell will start in the middle in Barry's place and then Downing will step in when fit. The good thing about downing is that he can play on the wing when we need to rest Young. I think there was 1 game when downing played in the middle and he got a hat trick
maebach
haha. I wouldnt pay more than 10m for Bent. Ive been convinced hes got quality in him but I dont see him as 16m worth of talent. Im happy we got Downing, but I still think we need more. My guess is that this will be our last midfield signing this window. Sidwell will start in the middle in Barry's place and then Downing will step in when fit. The good thing about downing is that he can play on the wing when we need to rest Young. I think there was 1 game when downing played in the middle and he got a hat trick
maebach
downing great addition tuncay for 6-8m would be fantastic aswell
clarkamus
downing great addition tuncay for 6-8m would be fantastic aswell
clarkamus
maebach Do not agree, Sidwell is not in Barry mold. IMHO would prefer that Petrov is moved forward and Reo-Coker is played in his proper position as hoding midfiled. he is not a a RB or Right Mid Field. I get so frustrated when M O'N plays people out of position. Petrov is a much better passer than Sidwell. Last season his passing range was restricted by his position. make him captain and his confidence will be higher than it is now and his worth to the Villa will be immeasurable and we will all be saying Gareth who????
Dead Souls
maebach Do not agree, Sidwell is not in Barry mold. IMHO would prefer that Petrov is moved forward and Reo-Coker is played in his proper position as hoding midfiled. he is not a a RB or Right Mid Field. I get so frustrated when M O'N plays people out of position. Petrov is a much better passer than Sidwell. Last season his passing range was restricted by his position. make him captain and his confidence will be higher than it is now and his worth to the Villa will be immeasurable and we will all be saying Gareth who????
Dead Souls
The news that Downing is set to sign is going to be dampened by the news that Ashley is heading for the exit. I've been reliably informed that Spuds agreed to keep out of the Downing deal on the agreement that they will have Young as part of a deal involving Bentley and Bent. To be honest I'm happy to have those three at the expense of Young. I'm also told that Distin, Delph and Tuncay will all be onboard by the start of the season.
spilltheclaret
The news that Downing is set to sign is going to be dampened by the news that Ashley is heading for the exit. I've been reliably informed that Spuds agreed to keep out of the Downing deal on the agreement that they will have Young as part of a deal involving Bentley and Bent. To be honest I'm happy to have those three at the expense of Young. I'm also told that Distin, Delph and Tuncay will all be onboard by the start of the season.
spilltheclaret
spilltheclaret Bull$hiTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT God hope I am right;-)
Dead Souls
spilltheclaret Bull$hiTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT God hope I am right;-)
Dead Souls
Heard the same thing as well re Young to Spurs although I had heard Jenas and Bent in exchange plus cash from us to them just a rumour?
fatloser
Heard the same thing as well re Young to Spurs although I had heard Jenas and Bent in exchange plus cash from us to them just a rumour?
fatloser
Jenas and Bent + cash? Not a bad deal really?! Can't see it myself though. Jenas must be rated at 8m ish? Bent they rate at 16.5m or whatever they paid for him. Oh, yeah, I guess the numbers to add up! LOL Can't see Bentley now either, we only need so many wingers don't we? Delph I think will come if the clubs can agree a fee. Distin...? Hey, maybe, we need central defenders, a couple of others also keep being linked all the time.
The Fear
Jenas and Bent + cash? Not a bad deal really?! Can't see it myself though. Jenas must be rated at 8m ish? Bent they rate at 16.5m or whatever they paid for him. Oh, yeah, I guess the numbers to add up! LOL Can't see Bentley now either, we only need so many wingers don't we? Delph I think will come if the clubs can agree a fee. Distin...? Hey, maybe, we need central defenders, a couple of others also keep being linked all the time.
The Fear
Might be bull Dead Soul, but the guy who told me is well connected. With the transfer market the way it is now, the likes of O'neil and 'Arry will discuss who they want, and won't take each other on and drive the price up. They will do deals with each other before putting offers in. Bentley has agreed terms with Villa, but Villa have not agreed a deal with Spurs as Spuds want either Carew or Young as part of a deal.
spilltheclaret
Might be bull Dead Soul, but the guy who told me is well connected. With the transfer market the way it is now, the likes of O'neil and 'Arry will discuss who they want, and won't take each other on and drive the price up. They will do deals with each other before putting offers in. Bentley has agreed terms with Villa, but Villa have not agreed a deal with Spurs as Spuds want either Carew or Young as part of a deal.
spilltheclaret
It does all make sense. I really wouldn't be overly annoyed about losing Young. It'd only be a negative move in the eyes of the rest of the football world, who think that we can't survive without Young. I honestly believe that we're too one dimensional with him in the team, despite what he gives us, and if we can make nearly 20mil on him then i'd be ecstatic. He'd probably fade at Spurs, as is the case with most of their talent. People would be laughing at us, but i think that initial dent to our pride could be short lived as i think we'd make out better from it. Call me crazy.
AstonMartinOneill
It does all make sense. I really wouldn't be overly annoyed about losing Young. It'd only be a negative move in the eyes of the rest of the football world, who think that we can't survive without Young. I honestly believe that we're too one dimensional with him in the team, despite what he gives us, and if we can make nearly 20mil on him then i'd be ecstatic. He'd probably fade at Spurs, as is the case with most of their talent. People would be laughing at us, but i think that initial dent to our pride could be short lived as i think we'd make out better from it. Call me crazy.
AstonMartinOneill
its half 9 now guessing the downing transfer will not be complete today must be a lot of medical stuff going on or you would imagine it would all be wrapped up. would hate to see ash go to spuds and i cant see it happening although i bet its right that harry wont let us have any of his players fu***ng twot busy day tomorrow!!!!!!!! i hope
clarkamus
its half 9 now guessing the downing transfer will not be complete today must be a lot of medical stuff going on or you would imagine it would all be wrapped up. would hate to see ash go to spuds and i cant see it happening although i bet its right that harry wont let us have any of his players fu***ng twot busy day tomorrow!!!!!!!! i hope
clarkamus
your crazy, there you go
clarkamus
your crazy, there you go
clarkamus
Ashley Young is not going to Spurs in exchange for Darren Bent because Bent will be a Villa player by the end of the week for 14million. I have a feeling Ashley may be on his way to Chelsea but I hope I'm wrong.
notthedougellisstand
Ashley Young is not going to Spurs in exchange for Darren Bent because Bent will be a Villa player by the end of the week for 14million. I have a feeling Ashley may be on his way to Chelsea but I hope I'm wrong.
notthedougellisstand
Ashley is going nowhere! Downing will eventually slot in and be a very good addition. I wonder if MON is going to surprise everyone and sign Zaki or Martens - ideally it would be Huntelaar! Bent is my choice out of POSSIBLE strikers....Ashton is far too injury prone, but Bent is a good mixture of pace and power and with a little helping of confidence and a decent run he could be very good again - BIG IF though. Good time to go and get another midfielder from Real Madrid though...roll on Lassana Diarra! or VDV!
koolbill
Ashley is going nowhere! Downing will eventually slot in and be a very good addition. I wonder if MON is going to surprise everyone and sign Zaki or Martens - ideally it would be Huntelaar! Bent is my choice out of POSSIBLE strikers....Ashton is far too injury prone, but Bent is a good mixture of pace and power and with a little helping of confidence and a decent run he could be very good again - BIG IF though. Good time to go and get another midfielder from Real Madrid though...roll on Lassana Diarra! or VDV!
koolbill
p.s. Still want Bentley too.
koolbill
p.s. Still want Bentley too.
koolbill
I dont think Young is going anywhere. MON would not do that
maebach
I dont think Young is going anywhere. MON would not do that
maebach
I dont know about you guys, but Ive grown fond of Zat. the last goal he scored for us allowed us to draw against the gunners.
maebach
I dont know about you guys, but Ive grown fond of Zat. the last goal he scored for us allowed us to draw against the gunners.
maebach
tuncay and distin are solid links. tuncay makes sense as we have carew/heskey as the big guys, and gabby the quick. tuncay would balance this set up. distin is self explanatory - sure he is no Laursen, but he's got loads of experience. i think Delph might be coming also. Bentley i don't know, one story says we've bid 9mil for him, but Arry wants a player exchange.
leftfoot
tuncay and distin are solid links. tuncay makes sense as we have carew/heskey as the big guys, and gabby the quick. tuncay would balance this set up. distin is self explanatory - sure he is no Laursen, but he's got loads of experience. i think Delph might be coming also. Bentley i don't know, one story says we've bid 9mil for him, but Arry wants a player exchange.
leftfoot
lets all hope yesterdays actoin with downing has sparked us into transfer life i reckon MON would want all his dealings done before we go to spain for the peace cup (well that would make sense to the average joe) so an exiting 10 days at the villa?
clarkamus
lets all hope yesterdays actoin with downing has sparked us into transfer life i reckon MON would want all his dealings done before we go to spain for the peace cup (well that would make sense to the average joe) so an exiting 10 days at the villa?
clarkamus
mon has stated that young is his best asset and he wont be going anywere, young will play on the right downing on the left and milner floating role, according to this mornings sun
nemisis
think it would be a surprise if we did sell Zat maebach, we need cover and he did play quite well at the end of last season for us!
The Fear
mon has stated that young is his best asset and he wont be going anywere, young will play on the right downing on the left and milner floating role, according to this mornings sun
nemisis
think it would be a surprise if we did sell Zat maebach, we need cover and he did play quite well at the end of last season for us!
The Fear
Nemisis, that's exactly what I was telling my Dad last week. Ideal scenario.
evoflash
Nemisis, that's exactly what I was telling my Dad last week. Ideal scenario.
evoflash
Was quality listening to Tony Morley on TalkSport this morning asking some whinger called Vernon if he had been reading The Beano to check his facts on the Ashley Young to Manure bull**** rumours
Villan444
Was quality listening to Tony Morley on TalkSport this morning asking some whinger called Vernon if he had been reading The Beano to check his facts on the Ashley Young to Manure bull**** rumours
Villan444
why would MON sell young? Absolutley no need at all - either milner or young would play free role, or downing will be backup
Ericols_Son
why would MON sell young? Absolutley no need at all - either milner or young would play free role, or downing will be backup
Ericols_Son
Rumours are all over the web and papers today about Manure and Chelsea being after him. At Chelsea he would be behind Malouda, Joe Cole and Zhirkov in his chosen position and Manure are skint despite what Fergie says publicly!!! Tottenham are also supposedly in the mix.!!! LOLOLOL. Redknapp has apparently been monitoring him for some time. Its like MON saying that he has been monitoring Ronaldo. Never going to happen and can't afford him anyway. LOL
Villan444
Rumours are all over the web and papers today about Manure and Chelsea being after him. At Chelsea he would be behind Malouda, Joe Cole and Zhirkov in his chosen position and Manure are skint despite what Fergie says publicly!!! Tottenham are also supposedly in the mix.!!! LOLOLOL. Redknapp has apparently been monitoring him for some time. Its like MON saying that he has been monitoring Ronaldo. Never going to happen and can't afford him anyway. LOL
Villan444
I missedthat interview with Morley Villan 444 did he say if he was excited about the coming season ?
scoops
I missedthat interview with Morley Villan 444 did he say if he was excited about the coming season ?
scoops
V444 - I heard that on TS this morning. That Vernon bloke was a pillock. Young going nowhere. Bent, Delph, Tuncay, Distin, Hangeland & Naughton to come next please!
Mutley73
V444 - I heard that on TS this morning. That Vernon bloke was a pillock. Young going nowhere. Bent, Delph, Tuncay, Distin, Hangeland & Naughton to come next please!
Mutley73
i will be gutted if Ash moves to the right side of the team. i sit in Doug Ellis and get a gr8 view of his silky skills... now i might get downing!!!
arc1988
i will be gutted if Ash moves to the right side of the team. i sit in Doug Ellis and get a gr8 view of his silky skills... now i might get downing!!!
arc1988
He was upbeat Scoops but realistic!! Said that we would do well to finish top 6 again considering loss of players and Man Citeh's billions but confident still that MON could do it!!
Villan444
He was upbeat Scoops but realistic!! Said that we would do well to finish top 6 again considering loss of players and Man Citeh's billions but confident still that MON could do it!!
Villan444
HURRAH...! We have an 'IN' for the above article... more to follow I'm sure!
The Fear
HURRAH...! We have an 'IN' for the above article... more to follow I'm sure!
The Fear
goal.com have reported that Young wants to move to United. I hope its rubbish but I fear the worst. I hope this is all a lie and Young will come out and publicly admit that hes not interested in moving.
maebach
goal.com have reported that Young wants to move to United. I hope its rubbish but I fear the worst. I hope this is all a lie and Young will come out and publicly admit that hes not interested in moving.
maebach
who will are next signing be? naughton for me if we can pinch him from under the nose of everton
clarkamus
who will are next signing be? naughton for me if we can pinch him from under the nose of everton
clarkamus
arc1988, assuming he is swithing to the right, won't you get to see Young upclose when we are playing toward north stand? Next for me Richards, Bastos (before Lyon get him), Bent.
MOGVILLA
arc1988, assuming he is swithing to the right, won't you get to see Young upclose when we are playing toward north stand? Next for me Richards, Bastos (before Lyon get him), Bent.
MOGVILLA
Off topic slightly, but no more right-clicks from the home page. No more opening loads of tabs in Firefox :o( Huntelaar and Sneijder please :o)
DoLpHiNaToR
Off topic slightly, but no more right-clicks from the home page. No more opening loads of tabs in Firefox :o( Huntelaar and Sneijder please :o)
DoLpHiNaToR
Huntelaar and Diarra. Sneijder not gonna boss the midfield. Krancjaar too please and Micah Richards. Done.
koolbill
Huntelaar and Diarra. Sneijder not gonna boss the midfield. Krancjaar too please and Micah Richards. Done.
koolbill
would you believe that Dataco (PL/FL/FA legal reps) are clamping down and want all sites to disable the right click so no one can take the images off sites? Would you seriously want a 100 pixels by 100 pixels OR 430*132 image from us? NO is the answer but we can't convince them. Not sure what you mean about loads of tabs in Firefox though? That isn't something that should be via our right click thing, I've got loads open for front page, each different forum etc? Let me know mate (you can always email via the envelope link above)
The Fear
would you believe that Dataco (PL/FL/FA legal reps) are clamping down and want all sites to disable the right click so no one can take the images off sites? Would you seriously want a 100 pixels by 100 pixels OR 430*132 image from us? NO is the answer but we can't convince them. Not sure what you mean about loads of tabs in Firefox though? That isn't something that should be via our right click thing, I've got loads open for front page, each different forum etc? Let me know mate (you can always email via the envelope link above)
The Fear
not very busy today, Gardner to Blues, Distin to Villa, Kasper Schmeicel on a free, think that was about it!
The Fear
not very busy today, Gardner to Blues, Distin to Villa, Kasper Schmeicel on a free, think that was about it!
The Fear
**Schmeichel** spelt it wrong above!
The Fear
**Schmeichel** spelt it wrong above!
The Fear
Just read Bill Howells live blog, he said Villa have about 25m to spend, Distin a done deal, we are interested in Bent, Jenas, or his words mon has a interest in them, the guy 4 me comes across as a bit anti Villa, he also said he thought Sidwell Reo Coker Culler had a bad season and that villa tried to sigh Crouch in Jan 2 keep Barry happy as its his best mate. Most of it sounds like ********* to me, from his comments my concclusion is he one bick****.
astonsteve
Just read Bill Howells live blog, he said Villa have about 25m to spend, Distin a done deal, we are interested in Bent, Jenas, or his words mon has a interest in them, the guy 4 me comes across as a bit anti Villa, he also said he thought Sidwell Reo Coker Culler had a bad season and that villa tried to sigh Crouch in Jan 2 keep Barry happy as its his best mate. Most of it sounds like ********* to me, from his comments my concclusion is he one bick****.
astonsteve
Meant to say big****.
astonsteve
Meant to say big****.
astonsteve
next signing upson? 10M? anyone?
clarkamus
next signing upson? 10M? anyone?
clarkamus
Did any1 else notice that before downing signed the results on the pool were a strong 'good signing'. he eventually puts pen to paper and he is now a 'poor signing'. I dnt mind downing but he is nothing that we havent already got, not really an improvement to the first team, more just an addition if that makes sense. Clarkamus... id love upson. Please dont sign Sol campbell or Distin. I really feel we need a name, something special to put us on the map. Come on Martin!
arc1988
Did any1 else notice that before downing signed the results on the pool were a strong 'good signing'. he eventually puts pen to paper and he is now a 'poor signing'. I dnt mind downing but he is nothing that we havent already got, not really an improvement to the first team, more just an addition if that makes sense. Clarkamus... id love upson. Please dont sign Sol campbell or Distin. I really feel we need a name, something special to put us on the map. Come on Martin!
arc1988
Then again, just remembered Sol is on a free. Wouldnt be bad to boost our squad without spending any of our budget. Kasper Schmeical is a good shout if he is on a free.
arc1988
Then again, just remembered Sol is on a free. Wouldnt be bad to boost our squad without spending any of our budget. Kasper Schmeical is a good shout if he is on a free.
arc1988
If schmiechel is anything like his dad, we're going to win the treble
maebach
If schmiechel is anything like his dad, we're going to win the treble
maebach
we could do with a third choice keeper hes young and if hes free why not! next week is gonna take off with transfers for us!!
clarkamus
we could do with a third choice keeper hes young and if hes free why not! next week is gonna take off with transfers for us!!
clarkamus
i remember watching Kasper play when he was at Man City 2 years ago. he played the first few games of the season and kept all clean sheets and even nearly scored 1. only thing i noticed he is a bit of a parrier. especially at corners, like to punch rather than catch. who nots what could happen under good old seamus!!
arc1988
i remember watching Kasper play when he was at Man City 2 years ago. he played the first few games of the season and kept all clean sheets and even nearly scored 1. only thing i noticed he is a bit of a parrier. especially at corners, like to punch rather than catch. who nots what could happen under good old seamus!!
arc1988
I cannot believe the negativity around the Downing signing. We have matched our transfer record with a quality young signing and the possibilities are very exciting - his signing puts every one of our front 6 players nervous about their position - who is he replacing?? We can play 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1 etc. easily and we will be a fluid attacking force. Oh and another thing - HE IS ONLY OUR FIRST SIGNING!! Sit back, relax and wait until Aug 31st and see for yourself about the squad. As looks likely - Downing, Distin, Delph and a few others will be signed - not bad at all!!
deano.avfc
I cannot believe the negativity around the Downing signing. We have matched our transfer record with a quality young signing and the possibilities are very exciting - his signing puts every one of our front 6 players nervous about their position - who is he replacing?? We can play 4-3-3, 4-4-2, 4-2-3-1 etc. easily and we will be a fluid attacking force. Oh and another thing - HE IS ONLY OUR FIRST SIGNING!! Sit back, relax and wait until Aug 31st and see for yourself about the squad. As looks likely - Downing, Distin, Delph and a few others will be signed - not bad at all!!
deano.avfc
I would still like Daren Bent to become a Villa player and score like he did at Chalton A before his career took a nosedive at struggling Spurs.
col8
I would still like Daren Bent to become a Villa player and score like he did at Chalton A before his career took a nosedive at struggling Spurs.
col8
The other think about Bent is that his awesome season for Charlton when he scored a bagful - he played as a lone striker. A) That may suit our new formation and B) Imagine how good he would be with a partner like Big John!!
deano.avfc
The other think about Bent is that his awesome season for Charlton when he scored a bagful - he played as a lone striker. A) That may suit our new formation and B) Imagine how good he would be with a partner like Big John!!
deano.avfc
downing apparently signed after MON assured him that no players who were playing are going to leave. interesting that Crouch will cost sunderland or fulham the same as we paid for downing. kasper the friendly schmiecel on a free isn't a bad call. distin would be ok but he aint no laursen. i reckon our interest in Bent may be strong.
leftfoot
downing apparently signed after MON assured him that no players who were playing are going to leave. interesting that Crouch will cost sunderland or fulham the same as we paid for downing. kasper the friendly schmiecel on a free isn't a bad call. distin would be ok but he aint no laursen. i reckon our interest in Bent may be strong.
leftfoot
Reo-Coker captain tonight!! You know what, I know it was only a pre-season game but how about more positivity on these boards. We have a clutch of youngsters coming through who are ready to come through - they are not 'youngsters' anymore - we may unearth another Gabby. Albrighton, Bannan, Weimann, Clark, Delfouneso, Steiber, Lichaj etc. etc. we my be okay with a few signings. I for one am very excited. The other thing people should realise - O'Neill thought Laursen was likely to be unable to play many games for us even when 100% so bought Cuellar and made Davies permanent. He also thought Barry was leaving so bought Sidwell. If we get Distin it makes Knight 4th choice - anyone name a better 4th choice centre-back than Knight in the PL?? With Petrov, Sidwell, Gardner and Reo-Coker we have a decent selection of central midfielders. Honestly, we have a great squad growing - yes a bit of quality is needed but we are on the right tracks and a few links like Bent, Delph etc. will add to it significantly!! One last thing, lets hope Crouch goes to Spurs so they NEED money and sell us Bent.....but has anyone considered Roman Pavlyuchenko???? If he wants to stay in the PL he could be interesting! I wonder if Crouch chooses Sunderland will the Kenwye Jones links start again??
deano.avfc
Reo-Coker captain tonight!! You know what, I know it was only a pre-season game but how about more positivity on these boards. We have a clutch of youngsters coming through who are ready to come through - they are not 'youngsters' anymore - we may unearth another Gabby. Albrighton, Bannan, Weimann, Clark, Delfouneso, Steiber, Lichaj etc. etc. we my be okay with a few signings. I for one am very excited. The other thing people should realise - O'Neill thought Laursen was likely to be unable to play many games for us even when 100% so bought Cuellar and made Davies permanent. He also thought Barry was leaving so bought Sidwell. If we get Distin it makes Knight 4th choice - anyone name a better 4th choice centre-back than Knight in the PL?? With Petrov, Sidwell, Gardner and Reo-Coker we have a decent selection of central midfielders. Honestly, we have a great squad growing - yes a bit of quality is needed but we are on the right tracks and a few links like Bent, Delph etc. will add to it significantly!! One last thing, lets hope Crouch goes to Spurs so they NEED money and sell us Bent.....but has anyone considered Roman Pavlyuchenko???? If he wants to stay in the PL he could be interesting! I wonder if Crouch chooses Sunderland will the Kenwye Jones links start again??
deano.avfc
Oh and I hope rumours we are not interested in Tuncay are untrue!!! I would also give my right nut to sign Defour!
deano.avfc
Oh and I hope rumours we are not interested in Tuncay are untrue!!! I would also give my right nut to sign Defour!
deano.avfc
Distin is not a good replacement for laursen! i mean when laursen left it was a step down but i mean replacing him with distin is a huge step down! Come on MON put your hand in your pocket and buy someone decent!
joe1206
Distin is not a good replacement for laursen! i mean when laursen left it was a step down but i mean replacing him with distin is a huge step down! Come on MON put your hand in your pocket and buy someone decent!
joe1206
Did not say he was a replacement - Cuellar and Davies were bought as they would have been needed - we couldnt rely on Laursen playing every game so needed to quality centre-backs as well. WE STILL HAVE THEM! Adding Knight and Distin means that we dont have a bad quartet!!! Laursen is the best defender we have had since McGrath and in my opinion was the only world-class player we have had since Yorke. He was immense but we will not be able to replace him - so what do we have Cuellar and Davies - certainly good enough!! Hangeland would be awesome but are Upson etc. really much better?? Other than Hangelaand (or City bound Lescott) I cant see us doing better!
deano.avfc
Did not say he was a replacement - Cuellar and Davies were bought as they would have been needed - we couldnt rely on Laursen playing every game so needed to quality centre-backs as well. WE STILL HAVE THEM! Adding Knight and Distin means that we dont have a bad quartet!!! Laursen is the best defender we have had since McGrath and in my opinion was the only world-class player we have had since Yorke. He was immense but we will not be able to replace him - so what do we have Cuellar and Davies - certainly good enough!! Hangeland would be awesome but are Upson etc. really much better?? Other than Hangelaand (or City bound Lescott) I cant see us doing better!
deano.avfc
4th choice defender i would say ivanovic at chelsea is better but i get what your saying mate
clarkamus
4th choice defender i would say ivanovic at chelsea is better but i get what your saying mate
clarkamus
Well if Terry goes to City or Carvalho to Inter he will be 3rd choice!!
deano.avfc
Well if Terry goes to City or Carvalho to Inter he will be 3rd choice!!
deano.avfc
Good point deano, i would of really liked us to of gone in for that ajax bloke who went to arsenal...thomas vermaelen thats the one.
joe1206
Good point deano, i would of really liked us to of gone in for that ajax bloke who went to arsenal...thomas vermaelen thats the one.
joe1206
Stories about Young again - as if 18m would even buy his eyelashes!!! He is being linked with Spurs and Liverpool - Spurs arent good enough and if Liverpool had that money available it would be on Silva from Valencia. It is a nothing story!!!! Lets not even discuss it, eh?? They are stories built on us signing Downing - but omit the quote that he was told by MON that no more players would be sold - unless they are not playing!!
deano.avfc
Stories about Young again - as if 18m would even buy his eyelashes!!! He is being linked with Spurs and Liverpool - Spurs arent good enough and if Liverpool had that money available it would be on Silva from Valencia. It is a nothing story!!!! Lets not even discuss it, eh?? They are stories built on us signing Downing - but omit the quote that he was told by MON that no more players would be sold - unless they are not playing!!
deano.avfc
today is the day of rest and always a day for extra(if that is possible) lazy journalism ash is not going anywhere and i doubt that even him coming out and saying that himself would stop them printing crap! looking forward to this week alot hope there is to be a good few quality additions through the door and with most of the squad coming back to training tomorrow it will no longer seem so empty at bodymoor heath, cant wait to see what happens next UTV
clarkamus
today is the day of rest and always a day for extra(if that is possible) lazy journalism ash is not going anywhere and i doubt that even him coming out and saying that himself would stop them printing crap! looking forward to this week alot hope there is to be a good few quality additions through the door and with most of the squad coming back to training tomorrow it will no longer seem so empty at bodymoor heath, cant wait to see what happens next UTV
clarkamus
yeah came across an article on goal.com regarding our need to find a replacement for Laursen. the last line is a peach - something about MON "not outling any of his potential targets to the press". its about the most honest bit of media i have read this summer!
leftfoot
yeah came across an article on goal.com regarding our need to find a replacement for Laursen. the last line is a peach - something about MON "not outling any of his potential targets to the press". its about the most honest bit of media i have read this summer!
leftfoot
acr1988 yeah, with the poll, think some clown / clowns from elsewhere decided to mess with the results, luckily i'd got the night before's results ready to do an article and the majority said 'good' signing!
The Fear
acr1988 yeah, with the poll, think some clown / clowns from elsewhere decided to mess with the results, luckily i'd got the night before's results ready to do an article and the majority said 'good' signing!
The Fear
boring today, not much linked in and Young despite the quotes from MON saying he isn't for sale, linked to Spurs and Liverpool! Still looks like clubs are all waiting for the domino effect, one player moves and then the rest of the deals people want to make fall into place... hopefully this week?!?!
The Fear
boring today, not much linked in and Young despite the quotes from MON saying he isn't for sale, linked to Spurs and Liverpool! Still looks like clubs are all waiting for the domino effect, one player moves and then the rest of the deals people want to make fall into place... hopefully this week?!?!
The Fear
I have a feeling if Crouch goes to Spurs it will start it! If they want Naughton, Huntelaar or any other signings they will have to sell!! Either that or when Hughes decides to get rid of unneeded players. Either way we should be in for Michael Johnson, Richards, Onouha, Bent, Jenas, Hutton (if Naughton chooses Spurs we should get him) and.....in my opinion anyway....Benjani. Would be cheap and an interesting signing - something different up front!
deano.avfc
I have a feeling if Crouch goes to Spurs it will start it! If they want Naughton, Huntelaar or any other signings they will have to sell!! Either that or when Hughes decides to get rid of unneeded players. Either way we should be in for Michael Johnson, Richards, Onouha, Bent, Jenas, Hutton (if Naughton chooses Spurs we should get him) and.....in my opinion anyway....Benjani. Would be cheap and an interesting signing - something different up front!
deano.avfc
dont rate benjani but all the british players mentioned would be welcome additions although i dont think man city will be clearing out many this window
clarkamus
dont rate benjani but all the british players mentioned would be welcome additions although i dont think man city will be clearing out many this window
clarkamus
Man City have got something like 9 strikers on there books! surely the have to have a clear out. I cant wait for in about 2-3 years for them to be in debt like liverpool. they spent 200 million since they arrived. Crazy. What do people think of Craig Bellamy?It just came to me that if he could stay fit (big risk obviously) then he could be good. I think we could do with a player with some arrogance like him. Obviously dont wanna cause unrest with the squad but maybe a bit of fight is what we need. NOT JOEY BARTON!haha
arc1988
Man City have got something like 9 strikers on there books! surely the have to have a clear out. I cant wait for in about 2-3 years for them to be in debt like liverpool. they spent 200 million since they arrived. Crazy. What do people think of Craig Bellamy?It just came to me that if he could stay fit (big risk obviously) then he could be good. I think we could do with a player with some arrogance like him. Obviously dont wanna cause unrest with the squad but maybe a bit of fight is what we need. NOT JOEY BARTON!haha
arc1988
Real Madrid want rid of 100million worth of players - we should get in there!
NorthcliffeBandit
Real Madrid want rid of 100million worth of players - we should get in there!
NorthcliffeBandit
What about Carvahlo from Chelski? he wants to leave and would be a massive replacement for Laursen
arc1988
What about Carvahlo from Chelski? he wants to leave and would be a massive replacement for Laursen
arc1988
He wants Inter Milan move
deano.avfc
He wants Inter Milan move
deano.avfc
we beat them 3-0 ages ago....therefore we are better :-p
arc1988
we beat them 3-0 ages ago....therefore we are better :-p
arc1988
Just read on SkySports that Zaki may have to stay with his Egyptian club as Premiership clubs have not made a move. He is believed to command a frr of 5m Euro. Surely if MON made a move in Jan for 11m he will fancy it. Remember he also said he made a move for Downing in Jan. Maybe he has the same shortlist!! We all know about his problems but he does score goals and for approx 4m quid would be 8m cheaper than Bent!! I am sure a few of the players we currently have will keep him on the straight and narrow!! Plus he has the link with Emile!!
deano.avfc
Just read on SkySports that Zaki may have to stay with his Egyptian club as Premiership clubs have not made a move. He is believed to command a frr of 5m Euro. Surely if MON made a move in Jan for 11m he will fancy it. Remember he also said he made a move for Downing in Jan. Maybe he has the same shortlist!! We all know about his problems but he does score goals and for approx 4m quid would be 8m cheaper than Bent!! I am sure a few of the players we currently have will keep him on the straight and narrow!! Plus he has the link with Emile!!
deano.avfc
i think the attitude he showed to wigan after the first few months has made him un-signable crazy to think 10 months ago he was being touted for a move to real madrid and a host of other top european clubs cant see oneill taking that risk
clarkamus
i think the attitude he showed to wigan after the first few months has made him un-signable crazy to think 10 months ago he was being touted for a move to real madrid and a host of other top european clubs cant see oneill taking that risk
clarkamus
lmao arc1988, very funny that. Hughes is not big enough to keep all his palyers happy and can see some of them being sold off or at least loaned out. Bell-end is good with a club in his hand but is he the influence we need at our family club right now? Would love Huntelaar but MON may favour Bent as he is English and proven in EPL. Prices from Arry are a joke though! Most deals will be done late as clubs wait to see who buys who and has what after the big 4 have finished. Agents try to talk up their client and hold out for the best deal. UTV.
holte ender 1969
lmao arc1988, very funny that. Hughes is not big enough to keep all his palyers happy and can see some of them being sold off or at least loaned out. Bell-end is good with a club in his hand but is he the influence we need at our family club right now? Would love Huntelaar but MON may favour Bent as he is English and proven in EPL. Prices from Arry are a joke though! Most deals will be done late as clubs wait to see who buys who and has what after the big 4 have finished. Agents try to talk up their client and hold out for the best deal. UTV.
holte ender 1969
When does Villa's offer to Leeds for Delph have to be decided by? as I understand MON offered a "take it or leave it 6mil"??? Or is this more lazy jorno bs?
holte ender 1969
When does Villa's offer to Leeds for Delph have to be decided by? as I understand MON offered a "take it or leave it 6mil"??? Or is this more lazy jorno bs?
holte ender 1969
Dear Mr O'Neill - It is my wife's birthday on Thursday and she has said that unselfishly she will forgoe any present for herself if you go out and sign Huntelaar from Real Madrid. This would save me a fortune and provide us with a top quality striker. Don't let me down. Thanks
DoLpHiNaToR
Dear Mr O'Neill - It is my wife's birthday on Thursday and she has said that unselfishly she will forgoe any present for herself if you go out and sign Huntelaar from Real Madrid. This would save me a fortune and provide us with a top quality striker. Don't let me down. Thanks
DoLpHiNaToR
Oops. My mistake. SHe has now said she still wants presents and for you to sign Huntelaar AND Sneijder as well. Fair enough I suppose. Don't let me down please.
DoLpHiNaToR
Oops. My mistake. SHe has now said she still wants presents and for you to sign Huntelaar AND Sneijder as well. Fair enough I suppose. Don't let me down please.
DoLpHiNaToR
Interesting article in the Guardian today. O'Neil saying not a problem if a player joins a week before the season starts!!!!!!!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jul/20/martin-oneill-rafael-benitez-gareth-barry-transfer
Dead Souls
Interesting article in the Guardian today. O'Neil saying not a problem if a player joins a week before the season starts!!!!!!!! http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/jul/20/martin-oneill-rafael-benitez-gareth-barry-transfer
Dead Souls
should try Zaki on a loan deal, if he can behave then buy him!!? Steve Bruce did say he was the most unprofessional player he had ever encountered so probably too much of a risk for any club, it is strage though as he did look amazing when he first landed at Wigan and all clubs were kicking themselves for missing him!
The Fear
should try Zaki on a loan deal, if he can behave then buy him!!? Steve Bruce did say he was the most unprofessional player he had ever encountered so probably too much of a risk for any club, it is strage though as he did look amazing when he first landed at Wigan and all clubs were kicking themselves for missing him!
The Fear
Signing on the way today! I can feel it
MattUTV
Signing on the way today! I can feel it
MattUTV
Something unsettled him - talk of Real Madrid move maybe?? Huffed enough to get loan cancelled in Jan for a big move - but it backfired?? Possibly!! We are certainly big enough to match his ambitions and keep him happy!! I would take him!! Rumours about us being favourites for Senderos - I really do not know about this one - he is loved in National team, maybe just didnt cut it at Arsenal - but AC Milan took him, our last centre-back from AC Milan wasnt too bad!!!! Talk of Spurs pipping us for Delph - so much for Spurs 'buy young' policy - Gunter on his way to Forest, Bale linked with move, Huddlestone linked with move etc. Now they have a "buy Young" policy for 25m - no chance!
deano.avfc
Something unsettled him - talk of Real Madrid move maybe?? Huffed enough to get loan cancelled in Jan for a big move - but it backfired?? Possibly!! We are certainly big enough to match his ambitions and keep him happy!! I would take him!! Rumours about us being favourites for Senderos - I really do not know about this one - he is loved in National team, maybe just didnt cut it at Arsenal - but AC Milan took him, our last centre-back from AC Milan wasnt too bad!!!! Talk of Spurs pipping us for Delph - so much for Spurs 'buy young' policy - Gunter on his way to Forest, Bale linked with move, Huddlestone linked with move etc. Now they have a "buy Young" policy for 25m - no chance!
deano.avfc
Maybe I am a bit late on the uptake but bare with me - say we play the 4-3-3/4-5-1 next year (MONs preferred formation) or even the 4-2-3-1. We basically have 4 defenders, 5 midfielders and a striker. Out first XI would be Friedel, Shorey, Young, Cuellar, Davies, Petrov, Sidwell/Reo-Coker, Downing, Young, Milner, Carew. For the first time - we have a complete O'Neill team!!! All bought by him!! The only exceptions are Gabby and Bouma if they play!! Interesting! Wilfred Bouma is now our longest serving player (in terms of debut 2005 - gabbys was 2006)
deano.avfc
Maybe I am a bit late on the uptake but bare with me - say we play the 4-3-3/4-5-1 next year (MONs preferred formation) or even the 4-2-3-1. We basically have 4 defenders, 5 midfielders and a striker. Out first XI would be Friedel, Shorey, Young, Cuellar, Davies, Petrov, Sidwell/Reo-Coker, Downing, Young, Milner, Carew. For the first time - we have a complete O'Neill team!!! All bought by him!! The only exceptions are Gabby and Bouma if they play!! Interesting! Wilfred Bouma is now our longest serving player (in terms of debut 2005 - gabbys was 2006)
deano.avfc
Five more in? Wow. Distin would be one, Jenas two (I did predict that one way back when), Maybe Delph three. I think Tuncay was a bit of smoke and mirrors, as sadly was Bentley. So, number four? I'm going to stick my neck out and say Haangeland will come in, with Knight leaving. Finally five, I don't think O'Neill will buy Bent, rather I think we'll get a forward from foreign shores. There's nobody in EPL that I see him after.
evoflash
Five more in? Wow. Distin would be one, Jenas two (I did predict that one way back when), Maybe Delph three. I think Tuncay was a bit of smoke and mirrors, as sadly was Bentley. So, number four? I'm going to stick my neck out and say Haangeland will come in, with Knight leaving. Finally five, I don't think O'Neill will buy Bent, rather I think we'll get a forward from foreign shores. There's nobody in EPL that I see him after.
evoflash
I would like to see us take a MASSIVE risk on a centre-forward, because we are scoring enough with a fit Carew, Gabby, Heskey etc. how about Zaki or even Alfonso Alves!!?? Or better yet, one of those boys we were linked with from River Plate - Falcao?? I think that is the one area where we are strong enough (especially as we may be playing one up front) and where a cheap striker on a 2 year deal to just see! Someone with a terrific goal scoring record - it may be at a lower level but if you know where the goal is......
deano.avfc
I would like to see us take a MASSIVE risk on a centre-forward, because we are scoring enough with a fit Carew, Gabby, Heskey etc. how about Zaki or even Alfonso Alves!!?? Or better yet, one of those boys we were linked with from River Plate - Falcao?? I think that is the one area where we are strong enough (especially as we may be playing one up front) and where a cheap striker on a 2 year deal to just see! Someone with a terrific goal scoring record - it may be at a lower level but if you know where the goal is......
deano.avfc
Berg - the young Sweidsh Under 21 player has signed for Hamburg. Any more rumours about the German duo - Ozil or Borowski?? I would love to get Ozil!
deano.avfc
Berg - the young Sweidsh Under 21 player has signed for Hamburg. Any more rumours about the German duo - Ozil or Borowski?? I would love to get Ozil!
deano.avfc
Mon said 5 in and if he sold anybody he would replace them, my guess at the 5 are Distin, Naughton,jenas, Bentley and Bent, if Harewood leaves then Tuncay, Knight leaves Upson, can also see a swap with Shory/Bale.
astonsteve
Mon said 5 in and if he sold anybody he would replace them, my guess at the 5 are Distin, Naughton,jenas, Bentley and Bent, if Harewood leaves then Tuncay, Knight leaves Upson, can also see a swap with Shory/Bale.
astonsteve
In a perfect world that would be great!! But Bentley probably follow the and his old manager to Man City, Upson too if the Lescott and Terry deals do not work out. Jenas, Bale and Bent also only if Redknapp decides to do deals without part exchanges!!
deano.avfc
In a perfect world that would be great!! But Bentley probably follow the and his old manager to Man City, Upson too if the Lescott and Terry deals do not work out. Jenas, Bale and Bent also only if Redknapp decides to do deals without part exchanges!!
deano.avfc
apparently 2 medical slots are booked in for this week but it is unknown who the players are hhp://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=31&fid=37&sty=2&act=1&mid=1215314796 Hope its true
clarkamus
apparently 2 medical slots are booked in for this week but it is unknown who the players are hhp://boards.footymad.net/forum.php?tno=31&fid=37&sty=2&act=1&mid=1215314796 Hope its true
clarkamus
Not sure about all the fascination with Zaki..... "not for me Beaky" as Alan Brazil would . As for Alves some club offered Middlesboro 3m today....ha ha ha, it was however turned down. I am trying not to get too excited about the 5 in rumours as I am not convinced we will get 5 new signings .
fatloser
Not sure about all the fascination with Zaki..... "not for me Beaky" as Alan Brazil would . As for Alves some club offered Middlesboro 3m today....ha ha ha, it was however turned down. I am trying not to get too excited about the 5 in rumours as I am not convinced we will get 5 new signings .
fatloser
We definately need a least 5 though!
johnmurphy3112
We definately need a least 5 though!
johnmurphy3112
well o'neill said 5 in without letting any1 else go. so u never know. remember we sgned 8 players last summer didnt we?
arc1988
well o'neill said 5 in without letting any1 else go. so u never know. remember we sgned 8 players last summer didnt we?
arc1988
thoughts on todays gobbildy goop - Jenas not worth the 10mil being spoken of....Hutton at 5mil isn't a bad call.....Upson 8mil?.......i think Distin for 2-3mil is better.....forget Zaki.....and Bentley?
leftfoot
thoughts on todays gobbildy goop - Jenas not worth the 10mil being spoken of....Hutton at 5mil isn't a bad call.....Upson 8mil?.......i think Distin for 2-3mil is better.....forget Zaki.....and Bentley?
leftfoot
Cuellar is going for the best beard trophy this year !!!
Villan444
Cuellar is going for the best beard trophy this year !!!
Villan444
What about Turner from Hull Brown said 3 clubs have enquired, i think this maybe a good call always looked commanding when ive seen him play!
astonsteve
What about Turner from Hull Brown said 3 clubs have enquired, i think this maybe a good call always looked commanding when ive seen him play!
astonsteve
villan444, i saw his beard too. he is trying to rival good old olof. he doesnt stand a chance!!
arc1988
villan444, i saw his beard too. he is trying to rival good old olof. he doesnt stand a chance!!
arc1988
more beards for villa!!
leftfoot
more beards for villa!!
leftfoot
nah, there is only one bearded wonder!
The Fear
nah, there is only one bearded wonder!
The Fear
jenas just another run of the mill midfielder and at 10mil. l know you don,t get much for your money these days. but thats got to be a joke
one match ban
jenas just another run of the mill midfielder and at 10mil. l know you don,t get much for your money these days. but thats got to be a joke
one match ban
Paul Hart just interviewed on SSN and said Crouch was leaving - but not to Sunderland. Then when asked about Distin he said he wanted to keep him!! Interesting!! They certainly do not need to sell and can offer him a fortune now!
deano.avfc
Paul Hart just interviewed on SSN and said Crouch was leaving - but not to Sunderland. Then when asked about Distin he said he wanted to keep him!! Interesting!! They certainly do not need to sell and can offer him a fortune now!
deano.avfc
Naughton signs for spurs. I think Hutton is Villa bound although id prefer Corluka as he can play in the centre aswell. Would be a good player.
arc1988
Naughton signs for spurs. I think Hutton is Villa bound although id prefer Corluka as he can play in the centre aswell. Would be a good player.
arc1988
naughton to spurs how many RB have they got now? 5? would be happy with hutton as back up for L. Young always looked solid enough to me
clarkamus
naughton to spurs how many RB have they got now? 5? would be happy with hutton as back up for L. Young always looked solid enough to me
clarkamus
Yep, I think that Hutton could be on the way, as Spurs have signed both Naughton and Walker, so they have plenty of spare players:- Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Gareth Bale, Pascal Chimbonda, Vedran Corluka and Alan Hutton. Maybe we'll see some movement now? ;-)
AVGD
Yep, I think that Hutton could be on the way, as Spurs have signed both Naughton and Walker, so they have plenty of spare players:- Benoit Assou-Ekotto, Gareth Bale, Pascal Chimbonda, Vedran Corluka and Alan Hutton. Maybe we'll see some movement now? ;-)
AVGD
the spurs fans see hutton leaving this summer well worth a bid i think
clarkamus
the spurs fans see hutton leaving this summer well worth a bid i think
clarkamus
Hutton has prem experience whilst Naughton has just the potential so we may, if we are interested in Hutton, get the better deal. Stumbling block would be Arry's crazy prices but should be around 5-7 mil at most. We do still need to see these other targets snapped up MON so please do it and do it now! please.
holte ender 1969
Hutton has prem experience whilst Naughton has just the potential so we may, if we are interested in Hutton, get the better deal. Stumbling block would be Arry's crazy prices but should be around 5-7 mil at most. We do still need to see these other targets snapped up MON so please do it and do it now! please.
holte ender 1969
really thought we would have a few more signings this week but cant see it happening tomorrow when the guys fly off to spain and would be surprised to see any incomings whilst the team are out there on another note the young lads like bannan and albrighton etc look like they may be ready to play there part this year. more signings please UTV
clarkamus
really thought we would have a few more signings this week but cant see it happening tomorrow when the guys fly off to spain and would be surprised to see any incomings whilst the team are out there on another note the young lads like bannan and albrighton etc look like they may be ready to play there part this year. more signings please UTV
clarkamus
great to see Bouma in the squad for the peace cup!!
arc1988
great to see Bouma in the squad for the peace cup!!
arc1988
My word I would love us to sign a player that got this kind of response from our fans >>>>>>>>> http://video.turk.net/video/izle/17374/Ankaragucu-Darius-Vassel-i-Ankara-ya-getirdi---ANKARA/ >>>>>>>>and thats for Darius Vassell!!!
deano.avfc
My word I would love us to sign a player that got this kind of response from our fans >>>>>>>>> http://video.turk.net/video/izle/17374/Ankaragucu-Darius-Vassel-i-Ankara-ya-getirdi---ANKARA/ >>>>>>>>and thats for Darius Vassell!!!
deano.avfc
od like hutton n dunne
azton villain
od like hutton n dunne
azton villain
Didn't we tour the states/canada and MON flew home to sort out a deal? There are other people at VP who can handle these things whilst we are in spain. Who knows he (MON) may have said to someone who is a bit wet behind the ears "now you know where I am if you need me and here's some money so don't spend it all at once! also no parties whilst I am away!". So its a 16mil signing whilst the cats away then, lol!
holte ender 1969
Didn't we tour the states/canada and MON flew home to sort out a deal? There are other people at VP who can handle these things whilst we are in spain. Who knows he (MON) may have said to someone who is a bit wet behind the ears "now you know where I am if you need me and here's some money so don't spend it all at once! also no parties whilst I am away!". So its a 16mil signing whilst the cats away then, lol!
holte ender 1969
Just read on SSN that they have come across a link in the tabloids about Ashley Young going to Man City. Pure Rubbish!
Layzee
Just read on SSN that they have come across a link in the tabloids about Ashley Young going to Man City. Pure Rubbish!
Layzee
Ashley Young to man city hahahahaha
davelee1984
Ashley Young to man city hahahahaha
davelee1984
Nowt reported about Ash up here in the North West. I think City have other targets on their radar. Nowt to worry about...
Kid Charlemagne
Nowt reported about Ash up here in the North West. I think City have other targets on their radar. Nowt to worry about...
Kid Charlemagne
We're one of the smallest squads in the league - and it got smaller by two first team players. Meanwhile we've signed a player who isn't fit until Christmas time, and that's it. Two friendlies down, few more to come then it's Wigan on August 15th. That's in 22 days time. I've got such a bad feeling about the coming season. I feel we're so under-prepared it's not funny anymore. Maybe I'm getting caught up in the 'hype' (about nothing).
evoflash
We're one of the smallest squads in the league - and it got smaller by two first team players. Meanwhile we've signed a player who isn't fit until Christmas time, and that's it. Two friendlies down, few more to come then it's Wigan on August 15th. That's in 22 days time. I've got such a bad feeling about the coming season. I feel we're so under-prepared it's not funny anymore. Maybe I'm getting caught up in the 'hype' (about nothing).
evoflash
Relax evoflash things will happen but i think it will happen quite close to the season starting. I have no inside information just my guess.
astonsteve
Relax evoflash things will happen but i think it will happen quite close to the season starting. I have no inside information just my guess.
astonsteve
I remember in the past few windows the official site kept a note of EVERY player we had been linked with. I think that if we saw that now there would be few Laursen replacements better than Davies/Cuellar (other than Hangelaand) and I certainly think there is no-one better than Sidwell to take over from Barry. The Reading-Sidwell was much better than Jenas, Huddlestone etc. Our first XI may suffer but it is a squad game. At the same time however, NRC, Sidwell and loads more could have played many many more games than they did last year so is it numbers we need?? I dont think so! Maybe just better links are needed that can go straight into the first XI. But im not seeing them with the typical Premiership players we are linked with. For this reason unless we are going to break the 10-15m mark for every player we buy, maybe looking abroad is much better. How good can Moutino, Veloso, Defour be?? Im sure its worth the risk!
deano.avfc
I remember in the past few windows the official site kept a note of EVERY player we had been linked with. I think that if we saw that now there would be few Laursen replacements better than Davies/Cuellar (other than Hangelaand) and I certainly think there is no-one better than Sidwell to take over from Barry. The Reading-Sidwell was much better than Jenas, Huddlestone etc. Our first XI may suffer but it is a squad game. At the same time however, NRC, Sidwell and loads more could have played many many more games than they did last year so is it numbers we need?? I dont think so! Maybe just better links are needed that can go straight into the first XI. But im not seeing them with the typical Premiership players we are linked with. For this reason unless we are going to break the 10-15m mark for every player we buy, maybe looking abroad is much better. How good can Moutino, Veloso, Defour be?? Im sure its worth the risk!
deano.avfc
Agree deano.aavfc, its a couple of top quality players we need if we can get them. All Defour talk has gone quiet so are we sniffing around him or not??? I would want Hangelaand actually as he is proven quality and IMHO could eventually replace Laursen. Either way with 22 days to go it doesn't look to brilliant as it is all too quiet!
holte ender 1969
Agree deano.aavfc, its a couple of top quality players we need if we can get them. All Defour talk has gone quiet so are we sniffing around him or not??? I would want Hangelaand actually as he is proven quality and IMHO could eventually replace Laursen. Either way with 22 days to go it doesn't look to brilliant as it is all too quiet!
holte ender 1969
I'm off to Malaga now ladies and gents! Not happy there is no new signings (ones that aren't crippled that is). Hope to see some of you there singing your hearts out! (I'll be the one on crutches) Adios!
MattUTV
I'm off to Malaga now ladies and gents! Not happy there is no new signings (ones that aren't crippled that is). Hope to see some of you there singing your hearts out! (I'll be the one on crutches) Adios!
MattUTV
Have fun Matt!!
The Fear
Have fun Matt!!
The Fear
I'll try Fear thanks. I just wish we had signed a couple more before this tournament. MON is brilliant but sooooooooooooo frustrating when it comes to transfer windows!
MattUTV
I'll try Fear thanks. I just wish we had signed a couple more before this tournament. MON is brilliant but sooooooooooooo frustrating when it comes to transfer windows!
MattUTV
22 days to go.
evoflash
22 days to go.
evoflash
sun, beer, football and maybe some hot totty. Not sure you'll have to try too hard! Did you read the thing i did yesterday on the front page (prem stand off with summer transfers?) think this time it isn't just us, not that many moves of note anywhere really!
The Fear
sun, beer, football and maybe some hot totty. Not sure you'll have to try too hard! Did you read the thing i did yesterday on the front page (prem stand off with summer transfers?) think this time it isn't just us, not that many moves of note anywhere really!
The Fear
Distin to sign contract extension with portsmouth, that rules another out...
Eircol
Distin to sign contract extension with portsmouth, that rules another out...
Eircol
the silence on transfers/rumours/inside info is deafening. i wonder what is really going on behind the scenes. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tick tock.
Stig
the silence on transfers/rumours/inside info is deafening. i wonder what is really going on behind the scenes. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tick tock.
Stig
the silence on transfers/rumours/inside info is deafening. i wonder what is really going on behind the scenes. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tick tock.
Stig
the silence on transfers/rumours/inside info is deafening. i wonder what is really going on behind the scenes. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz tick tock.
Stig
Eircol u seem to enjoy telling lies, u have no clue what so ever just like the rest of us.
astonsteve
Eircol u seem to enjoy telling lies, u have no clue what so ever just like the rest of us.
astonsteve
erm...has our home kit even changed???
deano.avfc
erm...has our home kit even changed???
deano.avfc
Astonsteve Eircol is probably correct. When Pompey signed him it was on a free. The year before that they tried to sign him and were quoted 5M. 5M over 3 years is 32K pw before wages. 12 months later add 18K pw you have a quality player only 28/29 years old on 50K for the same price. BTW he will get a lump sum generally 10% of the contract each year as a signing on fee. We are asking him to move (to the greatest team in the world admitedly to us) on probably less salary and to up sticks 140+ miles up the road would you. And at the end of the day rent a gob/quote is usually correct. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/Distin-39to-sign-new-Pompey.5490772.jp
Dead Souls
Astonsteve Eircol is probably correct. When Pompey signed him it was on a free. The year before that they tried to sign him and were quoted 5M. 5M over 3 years is 32K pw before wages. 12 months later add 18K pw you have a quality player only 28/29 years old on 50K for the same price. BTW he will get a lump sum generally 10% of the contract each year as a signing on fee. We are asking him to move (to the greatest team in the world admitedly to us) on probably less salary and to up sticks 140+ miles up the road would you. And at the end of the day rent a gob/quote is usually correct. http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/sport/Distin-39to-sign-new-Pompey.5490772.jp
Dead Souls
In good old Red Dwarf dialogue.........................................................................................................Additional...........................................................................................he is 31 years old. Any cash spent on Distin is a waste, I would rather stick with a Brummie in good old young Zat. Even if a gave loads of goals away.........he is from God's own country!!! So I would forgive him:-)
Dead Souls
In good old Red Dwarf dialogue.........................................................................................................Additional...........................................................................................he is 31 years old. Any cash spent on Distin is a waste, I would rather stick with a Brummie in good old young Zat. Even if a gave loads of goals away.........he is from God's own country!!! So I would forgive him:-)
Dead Souls
the words 'additional..... he' are missing
Dead Souls
the words 'additional..... he' are missing
Dead Souls
and replace 'a' with ' he ' Sorry;-)
Dead Souls
and replace 'a' with ' he ' Sorry;-)
Dead Souls
F@ck It start again..In good old Red Dwarf dialogue.................Additional.........he is 31 years old. Any cash spent on Distin is a waste, I would rather stick with a Brummie in good old young Zat. Even if he gave loads of goals away.........he is from God's own country!!! So I would forgive him:-)
Dead Souls
F@ck It start again..In good old Red Dwarf dialogue.................Additional.........he is 31 years old. Any cash spent on Distin is a waste, I would rather stick with a Brummie in good old young Zat. Even if he gave loads of goals away.........he is from God's own country!!! So I would forgive him:-)
Dead Souls
we need 5 cb for a season and we only have 3, hutton started for spurs tonight so not sure that arry will let him go wud be good back up for us
clarkamus
we need 5 cb for a season and we only have 3, hutton started for spurs tonight so not sure that arry will let him go wud be good back up for us
clarkamus
i think MON will do some business during the peace cup with real madrid.
leftfoot
i think MON will do some business during the peace cup with real madrid.
leftfoot
Zat Knight to Bolton...apparently. So here we are....even smaller squad than before....lost our best player.....mid table beckons for the new season, if Martin O'Neill was a manager in any other industry....he would be sacked already !
MASON_PARKER
Zat Knight to Bolton...apparently. So here we are....even smaller squad than before....lost our best player.....mid table beckons for the new season, if Martin O'Neill was a manager in any other industry....he would be sacked already !
MASON_PARKER
ZATS GONE FOR 4.5m, SHAME I ALLWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS A GOOD 3/4 CHOICE, WE NEEDED ANOTHER CENTREBACK BEFORE WE SOLD ZAT SO IF THERE ISNT 2 CENTREBACKS ALLREADY LINED FOR WHEN WE GET BACK FROM SPAIN ID BE VERY VERY SURPRISED, MY GUESS IS THAT WERE HAVING CAMPBELL AND DISTIN, DISTIN FOR AROUND 4m AND CAMPBELL FOR FREE, IF YOU LOOK AT IT LIKE THAT SWAPPING KNIGHT FOR THOSE TWO IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD BIT OF BUSINESS.
..doctorwho..
ZATS GONE FOR 4.5m, SHAME I ALLWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS A GOOD 3/4 CHOICE, WE NEEDED ANOTHER CENTREBACK BEFORE WE SOLD ZAT SO IF THERE ISNT 2 CENTREBACKS ALLREADY LINED FOR WHEN WE GET BACK FROM SPAIN ID BE VERY VERY SURPRISED, MY GUESS IS THAT WERE HAVING CAMPBELL AND DISTIN, DISTIN FOR AROUND 4m AND CAMPBELL FOR FREE, IF YOU LOOK AT IT LIKE THAT SWAPPING KNIGHT FOR THOSE TWO IT LOOKS LIKE A GOOD BIT OF BUSINESS.
..doctorwho..
 

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