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Zat Knight Sold... What IS Going On?!??!

Zat Knight Sold... What IS Going On?!??!

I've got to admit, I'm confused. I thought Villa were looking to build a squad?

Well, maybe we are, but in that building process they've sold Zat Knight - bought by Martin O'Neill from Fulham - to Bolton Wanderers.

The move has been confirmed on the Bolton site with Gary Megson saying 'Zat has plenty of Premier League experience and has played at the highest level with England.'

The Mirror this morning said that Zat flew out with the Villa squad to Spain, then had to fly home to seal the deal and then jetted off with Bolton to Holland last night on their pre-season tour.

So now we are 2 defenders down following the retirement of Martin Laursen.

Now, I never thought we should have bought Zat in the first place, he was average at Fulham and proved similar at Villa apart from a few decent games last season. However, especially after we sold Gary Cahill a fine defender and top prospect, surely at the very least Zat gave us squad presence whilst we are so low on numbers?

Increasingly confusing this football lark, maybe Villa have two defenders lined up and all will make sense. Don't think the purchase and sale within a season or two policy that MON seems to have will ever make sense mind you.

Our poll yesterday asked 'should Villa sell Zat Knight?'

56% said no, keep him as a squad member.

30% voted yes, if the reported £4.5m is correct. 9% followed through saying yes, at any price!

Only 4% considered him good enough to keep as a 1st team and 1% were unsure.

Baffling... or will the cunning plan all become clear in the days and weeks to come?!


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Saturday July 25 2009
Time: 11:01AM

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MON is clueless...simple.
laurie0123
25/07/2009 11:08:00
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MON is clueless...simple.
laurie0123
25/07/2009 11:08:00
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I THOUGHT MON said no one else will be leaving, until we have replacements anyway ???
Villa 4 Ever
25/07/2009 11:13:00
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I THOUGHT MON said no one else will be leaving, until we have replacements anyway ???
Villa 4 Ever
25/07/2009 11:13:00
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Please, can we have Cahill back?
Obediah
25/07/2009 11:15:00
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I'm shocked! I thought Zat was a great squad player. And how are we supposed to build a squad when we keep selling players n not buying any!!!
azton villain
25/07/2009 11:15:00
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Please, can we have Cahill back?
Obediah
25/07/2009 11:15:00
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I'm shocked! I thought Zat was a great squad player. And how are we supposed to build a squad when we keep selling players n not buying any!!!
azton villain
25/07/2009 11:15:00
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it's gonna be a long loooooooooooooong season unless martin pulls something out of the bag! can salifou play centre back??
Little John Carew
25/07/2009 11:16:00
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Dont want to get rid of MON but do we need a Director of football??
azton villain
25/07/2009 11:16:00
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