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Jenas In As Villa Do Hokey-Cokey? + Transfer Talk

Janine Self of The Sun has a report today linking us to Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas.

He has been linked several times before and I think I've said a few times I think there is some substance to this link.

Martin O'Neill is looking to replace Gareth Barry who as we all know moved to Manchester City at the start of the summer and Jenas, an experienced box to box type of midfielder could be a pretty decent one in my ever so humble opinion.

The England midfielder appears to be a bit of a marmite player for Spurs fans, some love him, some hate him but at only 26-years of age he seems to have been about for an awfully long time and could slot straight into our midfield. He also appears to have one thing that Gareth didn't have (apart from penalties) namely goals. (25 goals in 150 games)

Spurs squad profile on Jenas: Click Here

The Sun say that Appy Arry doesn't really want to sell Jenas but needs to raise money. Other reports have said he is a player that Redknapp would be willing to sacrifice.

The Guardian also carry the story and claim that Internazionale are also interested in him.

Our latest poll asks if you think he'd make a decent replacement or not? Would also be interesting to hear from the Vital Spurs members as to their opinion on the player, he does seem to split opinions amongst them from what I've seen!

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In other news...

The Mirror claim that Middlesbrough boss Gareth Southgate is looking to bid for Villa midfielder Nigel Hokey-Cokey. Well, they call him a midfield 'dynamo' but you get the drift.

Can't really see this and there are a few problems with the link.

1) Would Hokey-Cokey, at only 25, want to drop down a division? No I would guess to be the answer to that, I don't think the lad lacks confidence in himself.
2) Why wasn't this target asked for as part of the Stewart Downing deal? Unless it will form part of the Tuncay deal maybe?!
3) Who would I attach a silly name to as is Vital Villa's tradition of having one daft name, anyone remember Thomas Hitzlebeefburger, if he left?
4) There actually isn't a 4th point, my brain doesn't really work that hard at these things but I thought a list of just 3 looked a bit tame.
5) See 4.

Apparently Boro are willing to pay around 3million for him... ok, end of discussion, you can now see this isn't a serious link, ffs, he cost us 8.5m from West Ham, he hasn't gone down that much in value since and is still a young capable player when put in his right position...!

31-year-old Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin is still being linked in a 3million move. Wouldn't be bad business that.

Oh and the Craig Gardner to Blues story keeps re-appearing.

The Daily Star links us again with Spurs full-back Alan Hutton with a 5m price tag mentioned despite him costing Spurs 9m from Rangers in the 2008 winter transfer window.

Oh and the press who linked Villa and Spurs to Sweden U21 striker Marcus Berg were wrong, he's gone to German side Hamburg sadly!




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 21 2009

Time: 11:07AM

Your Comments

I suspect that with the exception of perhaps the Distin link, all of these stories are just that: Stories.
lorenzo
I suspect that with the exception of perhaps the Distin link, all of these stories are just that: Stories.
lorenzo
NO to Jenas. He is an English player but not young enough for MON to work his magic on. Spuz destroy all the half decent players that go through their books (Routledge etc.) Same with Hutton. Distin was quality 3 years ago but lost a couple of yards of pace now. We should bite the bullet on Nige and take the loss in expenditure, he seems to be more like marmite than Jenas but more people hate him than like him!! Gardner must stay. Excellent back up for a few positions!!
Villan444
NO to Jenas. He is an English player but not young enough for MON to work his magic on. Spuz destroy all the half decent players that go through their books (Routledge etc.) Same with Hutton. Distin was quality 3 years ago but lost a couple of yards of pace now. We should bite the bullet on Nige and take the loss in expenditure, he seems to be more like marmite than Jenas but more people hate him than like him!! Gardner must stay. Excellent back up for a few positions!!
Villan444
Jenas is a good player and at the end of the day is better than reo coker and has more prem experience than sidwell,That is afterall the point of signing players,Improving on what we have in a certain position.
lerneravfc
Jenas is a good player and at the end of the day is better than reo coker and has more prem experience than sidwell,That is afterall the point of signing players,Improving on what we have in a certain position.
lerneravfc
True Jenas is loved and loathed at spurs purley on the bases he has can be sublime one game and a distant memory the next, However after linking with Palacios last season he has found good form, also with Arry sticking with him most of last season i dont see this happening. Added to that im sure we would rather sell to inter. Villan444 u chop, routlage was never really that good and Hutton was injured the whole of last season...
Mix26
True Jenas is loved and loathed at spurs purley on the bases he has can be sublime one game and a distant memory the next, However after linking with Palacios last season he has found good form, also with Arry sticking with him most of last season i dont see this happening. Added to that im sure we would rather sell to inter. Villan444 u chop, routlage was never really that good and Hutton was injured the whole of last season...
Mix26
i dont understand what happened to the bentley deal after HE said it was going through! it could have been a good bit of business having downing left, bentley right young in a free role with milner replacing barry inside. bring it on!!!!!!!1
askpaul68
i dont understand what happened to the bentley deal after HE said it was going through! it could have been a good bit of business having downing left, bentley right young in a free role with milner replacing barry inside. bring it on!!!!!!!1
askpaul68
Jenas would be a good signing but I'd be surprised if 'Arry let him go although saying that I have a suspicion that Spurs will move for Beckham and 'Arry will need to wheel and deal which he can;t resist
2fishinatank
Jenas would be a good signing but I'd be surprised if 'Arry let him go although saying that I have a suspicion that Spurs will move for Beckham and 'Arry will need to wheel and deal which he can;t resist
2fishinatank
Routledge was quality before he went to WHL Mix26 and MON thought that he could get the same out of him that he had before!! Think that most players are better than Reo-Coker lerneravfc but think that he's too lightweight next to Stan (who will surely start next year) unless we play 3 in the middle. Maybe thats why he looks better next to Palacios?
Villan444
Routledge was quality before he went to WHL Mix26 and MON thought that he could get the same out of him that he had before!! Think that most players are better than Reo-Coker lerneravfc but think that he's too lightweight next to Stan (who will surely start next year) unless we play 3 in the middle. Maybe thats why he looks better next to Palacios?
Villan444
Lol Qaulity, he came from palace who were poromoted and then relegated the next season when we snapped him up. Unfortunately after breaking his foot he lost a couple yards of pace and consistency. We then loaned him out for a few seasons and sold him cause a certain Mr Lennon poped up... Villan444 u are a pest to our site with your serious lack of intellegence or reasonable opinion. Im sure the villa fans can accept ur misguided opinion but hey rather stick to reading comics...
Mix26
Lol Qaulity, he came from palace who were poromoted and then relegated the next season when we snapped him up. Unfortunately after breaking his foot he lost a couple yards of pace and consistency. We then loaned him out for a few seasons and sold him cause a certain Mr Lennon poped up... Villan444 u are a pest to our site with your serious lack of intellegence or reasonable opinion. Im sure the villa fans can accept ur misguided opinion but hey rather stick to reading comics...
Mix26
Have horrible feeling the Gardner deal will happen, think Jenas and Distin will be in place very soon. Think NRC is good back up IF he is happy to be so, if not then he should be allowed to go. I just fear that we are going to go into next season short of numbers, AGAIN. O'Neill recognises we have a small squad as he goes on about it enough, just wish he would sort it out.
young_jonah
Have horrible feeling the Gardner deal will happen, think Jenas and Distin will be in place very soon. Think NRC is good back up IF he is happy to be so, if not then he should be allowed to go. I just fear that we are going to go into next season short of numbers, AGAIN. O'Neill recognises we have a small squad as he goes on about it enough, just wish he would sort it out.
young_jonah
Sorry guys but Spurs dont need the money and Jenas will not be sold. He is a first team regular and showed some decent form in the later part of the season. Also, he wouldn't go cheap if we sold him and so i doubt MON will stump up the cash for him. Yes he is a marmite player but he does lots of work that is not noticed by fans and i am sure Harry has seen it. The story has come out because JJ has not played in any of our friendly games so far, this is because he has a strain. Finally...... Villan444, Routledge was ok and had potential. He started in our team in front of Lennon and then got injured. Lennon went into the team in his place and we haven't really looked back at that one since. This is the main reason we sold him, he simply was not anywhere near as good as Lennon. MON clearly couldn't work his "magic" on him so i think that says everything. Spurs have helped to bring through lots of young talent over the years and we will continue to do so.
spursfan4eva
Sorry guys but Spurs dont need the money and Jenas will not be sold. He is a first team regular and showed some decent form in the later part of the season. Also, he wouldn't go cheap if we sold him and so i doubt MON will stump up the cash for him. Yes he is a marmite player but he does lots of work that is not noticed by fans and i am sure Harry has seen it. The story has come out because JJ has not played in any of our friendly games so far, this is because he has a strain. Finally...... Villan444, Routledge was ok and had potential. He started in our team in front of Lennon and then got injured. Lennon went into the team in his place and we haven't really looked back at that one since. This is the main reason we sold him, he simply was not anywhere near as good as Lennon. MON clearly couldn't work his "magic" on him so i think that says everything. Spurs have helped to bring through lots of young talent over the years and we will continue to do so.
spursfan4eva
Mix26, FYI, I drink every week with 2 Spuz season ticket holders who go home and away every week. Now I'm willing to bet that you don't and are a student, and as to lack of intelligence, you will obviously not comprehend being a junior fan who has bought into the hype that the elder fans of your team don't fall for as they have seen it all before. This is a Villa site and you are the pest. There is no need for unfounded insults and you have proved your lack of reasonable opinion by stating roughly what the very reasonable spursfan4eva has done but with malice. Outside of your goldfish bowl you are a laughing stock as you have very big mouths but you don't let your teams' feet do the talking. You can't win a league, cup or even game with words and insults. I'm all for banter but please grow up when addressing your betters ;-D
Villan444
Hadn't realised he had a strain spursfan4eva but to be fair, the link has been there a fair while. I'd be pleased with his signing to be honest, but hey, only MON and Appy Arry know the truth whether this deal is on or off!
The Fear
Mix26, FYI, I drink every week with 2 Spuz season ticket holders who go home and away every week. Now I'm willing to bet that you don't and are a student, and as to lack of intelligence, you will obviously not comprehend being a junior fan who has bought into the hype that the elder fans of your team don't fall for as they have seen it all before. This is a Villa site and you are the pest. There is no need for unfounded insults and you have proved your lack of reasonable opinion by stating roughly what the very reasonable spursfan4eva has done but with malice. Outside of your goldfish bowl you are a laughing stock as you have very big mouths but you don't let your teams' feet do the talking. You can't win a league, cup or even game with words and insults. I'm all for banter but please grow up when addressing your betters ;-D
Villan444
Hadn't realised he had a strain spursfan4eva but to be fair, the link has been there a fair while. I'd be pleased with his signing to be honest, but hey, only MON and Appy Arry know the truth whether this deal is on or off!
The Fear
Thats so amusing Villan it must have taken a while for u to come up with that one....Jeepers u are a comic book reader! i reckon the great Walt Disney would be amazed at that story u just told, it had everything!!! Except any meaningfull opinion of course... Honestly Villan u are a pest(to the spurs site!!!!) To let other villa fans know your comments and discussion are excellent to all forums and i do appologise for attacking this mindless fool aho is always posting senseless jammer on our site.
Mix26
Thats so amusing Villan it must have taken a while for u to come up with that one....Jeepers u are a comic book reader! i reckon the great Walt Disney would be amazed at that story u just told, it had everything!!! Except any meaningfull opinion of course... Honestly Villan u are a pest(to the spurs site!!!!) To let other villa fans know your comments and discussion are excellent to all forums and i do appologise for attacking this mindless fool aho is always posting senseless jammer on our site.
Mix26
folks, ok, enough. I don't like personal comments on the site, leave it at that please, I'll delete anything else. We can all discuss footie with banter not nonsense (thumbs up smiley and all that crap)
The Fear
folks, ok, enough. I don't like personal comments on the site, leave it at that please, I'll delete anything else. We can all discuss footie with banter not nonsense (thumbs up smiley and all that crap)
The Fear
The Fear, it may all be a smoke screan but that is what i have heard and like you said, only MON and Harry really know what is going on. Best of luck for the season guys.
spursfan4eva
The Fear, it may all be a smoke screan but that is what i have heard and like you said, only MON and Harry really know what is going on. Best of luck for the season guys.
spursfan4eva
I thought Downing was part replacement for Barry? Jenas has always player Right CM .
Mix26
I thought Downing was part replacement for Barry? Jenas has always player Right CM .
Mix26
Jenus could be ok but what sort of dollar will Spurs want? 10m? we could buy Van der Vaart for 15m as he wont be playing next season at Real.
jsmccue
Jenus could be ok but what sort of dollar will Spurs want? 10m? we could buy Van der Vaart for 15m as he wont be playing next season at Real.
jsmccue
AVERAGE. Lets forget the spud rejects and get quality in
medzy
AVERAGE. Lets forget the spud rejects and get quality in
medzy
jsmccue - i agree! He might be even cheaper as he only cost them 8m and is unwanted
NorthcliffeBandit
jsmccue - i agree! He might be even cheaper as he only cost them 8m and is unwanted
NorthcliffeBandit
I would like Jenas. But I can't imagine it happening either. He had a good second half of the season at Spurs, is a first team regular, so why should he want to leave? But i guess the Distin move could happen, and for 3M I hope it does. Better and cheaper than Cuellar was.
villa_de
I would like Jenas. But I can't imagine it happening either. He had a good second half of the season at Spurs, is a first team regular, so why should he want to leave? But i guess the Distin move could happen, and for 3M I hope it does. Better and cheaper than Cuellar was.
villa_de
I'm sure all spuds links are from their (players) agents looking to get them a better deal at Villa or where ever rather than stay at spuds. i don't think for one minute that MON is interested in Jenas even if he is half decent when you look at other available talent out there. VDV is a very good call and would make perfect sense at a better price too than wheeler dealer Arry's foolish prices!
holte ender 1969
I'm sure all spuds links are from their (players) agents looking to get them a better deal at Villa or where ever rather than stay at spuds. i don't think for one minute that MON is interested in Jenas even if he is half decent when you look at other available talent out there. VDV is a very good call and would make perfect sense at a better price too than wheeler dealer Arry's foolish prices!
holte ender 1969
 

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