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Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 5

Part five 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
Zat Knight Around 4million to Bolton Wanderers

In

Stewart Downing 12million (approx.. from press talk) from Middlesbrough.
Fabian Delph undisclosed from Leeds
Habib Beye from Newcastle United (undisclosed, around 2.5m?)
Andy Marshall (free agent I assume?)

...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
Part 4 with 210 comments Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 4


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 five finally see's a good number of incoming players and no more out?!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday July 25 2009

Time: 11:13AM

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3 out, 1 in who can't play until Christmas. Bit of work to be done in the next few weeks then!?
The Fear
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25/07/2009 11:18:00

3 out, 1 in who can't play until Christmas. Bit of work to be done in the next few weeks then!?
The Fear
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25/07/2009 11:18:00

Fo schizzle! with Zat gone, we need at least two central defenders, a wing back, a centre mid, a striker and some fancy for the fans.....
azton villain
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25/07/2009 11:28:00

Fo schizzle! with Zat gone, we need at least two central defenders, a wing back, a centre mid, a striker and some fancy for the fans.....
azton villain
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25/07/2009 11:28:00

he must have at least 1 defender about to sign to have sold Knight, i hope so anyway
stanvilla83
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25/07/2009 11:29:00

he must have at least 1 defender about to sign to have sold Knight, i hope so anyway
stanvilla83
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25/07/2009 11:29:00

well at least youngy has come out and said he is happy here now lets buy 2 top class CD hangeland and upson or distan would be ideal
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 12:16:00

well at least youngy has come out and said he is happy here now lets buy 2 top class CD hangeland and upson or distan would be ideal
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 12:16:00

and MON has said he wont even sell him for 50m good stuff
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 13:30:00

and MON has said he wont even sell him for 50m good stuff
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 13:30:00

Im off to Leeds vs Blackburn today - will do my scouting on Fabian Delph today - see how he performs against a Premiership team :)
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
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25/07/2009 13:51:00

Im off to Leeds vs Blackburn today - will do my scouting on Fabian Delph today - see how he performs against a Premiership team :)
JOHN.CAREWS.CREW
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25/07/2009 13:51:00

Ok here we go. Distin confirmed for 3m on tuesday followed by Hangeland for 9m on Thursday. We are also nearly there for Defour for 14m. Im well chuffed with those 3.
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25/07/2009 17:16:00

Ok here we go. Distin confirmed for 3m on tuesday followed by Hangeland for 9m on Thursday. We are also nearly there for Defour for 14m. Im well chuffed with those 3.
tarzansbrother
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25/07/2009 17:16:00

tarzansbrother - one of my first posts on this board was about those 3 - I WOULD LOVE it to be those three!! I know Laursen walks on water, and I loved Barry - but I may actually say we would be in a BETTER situation than last year if we pulled these deals off!! Somehow I dont think 9m will get Hangelaand, I can see City getting frustrated with Terry and Lescott moves and then will step in for him. Hope you are right though!
deano.avfc
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25/07/2009 17:29:00

tarzansbrother - one of my first posts on this board was about those 3 - I WOULD LOVE it to be those three!! I know Laursen walks on water, and I loved Barry - but I may actually say we would be in a BETTER situation than last year if we pulled these deals off!! Somehow I dont think 9m will get Hangelaand, I can see City getting frustrated with Terry and Lescott moves and then will step in for him. Hope you are right though!
deano.avfc
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25/07/2009 17:29:00

tarzansbrother has come up trumps in the past....fingers crossed!!!
fatloser
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25/07/2009 17:49:00

tarzansbrother has come up trumps in the past....fingers crossed!!!
fatloser
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25/07/2009 17:49:00

We are also still in for Delph, but 8m is an absolute joke. Ken Bates what a ?:>:@>:>.
tarzansbrother
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25/07/2009 17:58:00

We are also still in for Delph, but 8m is an absolute joke. Ken Bates what a ?:>:@>:>.
tarzansbrother
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25/07/2009 17:58:00

how u no so much?
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 20:29:00

how u no so much?
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 20:29:00

if that is true it will make my week!!!!!!!!!!
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 22:32:00

if that is true it will make my week!!!!!!!!!!
clarkamus
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25/07/2009 22:32:00

just read on daily star website we have won the race to sign distin after he turned down a contract extention and we will now bid 12m for jenas...rather defour but cant say its not a bad signing...tad expensive.wait extremely overpriced.
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26/07/2009 00:15:00

just read on daily star website we have won the race to sign distin after he turned down a contract extention and we will now bid 12m for jenas...rather defour but cant say its not a bad signing...tad expensive.wait extremely overpriced.
aussi_avfc
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26/07/2009 00:15:00

meant to say cant say it 'is' a bad signing (for jenas) if we get him.
aussi_avfc
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26/07/2009 00:17:00

meant to say cant say it 'is' a bad signing (for jenas) if we get him.
aussi_avfc
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26/07/2009 00:17:00

not sure i understand the zat knight sale in the context of everything. surely he was good enough as a squad player?? the obvious answer is selling to buy....but surely thats not right. 12 for jenas is dumb, i'd rather spend the same on a classy centre back....
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26/07/2009 00:58:00

not sure i understand the zat knight sale in the context of everything. surely he was good enough as a squad player?? the obvious answer is selling to buy....but surely thats not right. 12 for jenas is dumb, i'd rather spend the same on a classy centre back....
leftfoot
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26/07/2009 00:58:00

Jenas at 12m is far too high - we know what we are getting with him, and it aint a push for top-4 - no better than NRC or Sidwell, let alone Petrov. Trust me, we need to take some risks otherwise we just sell players on a year or two later. Young and Carew were risks and they paid off!! Lets get Defour in!!
deano.avfc
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26/07/2009 01:31:00

Jenas at 12m is far too high - we know what we are getting with him, and it aint a push for top-4 - no better than NRC or Sidwell, let alone Petrov. Trust me, we need to take some risks otherwise we just sell players on a year or two later. Young and Carew were risks and they paid off!! Lets get Defour in!!
deano.avfc
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26/07/2009 01:31:00

jenas is not coming to villa he has said himself that he is happy in london and is not going to leave its just lazy NOTW sundays are the worst for bull****ing great thing happening this week wait and see
clarkamus
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26/07/2009 08:51:00

jenas is not coming to villa he has said himself that he is happy in london and is not going to leave its just lazy NOTW sundays are the worst for bull****ing great thing happening this week wait and see
clarkamus
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26/07/2009 08:51:00

Who will split the cash with me for a few pints for tarzanbrother if he is right?
arc1988
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26/07/2009 12:29:00

Who will split the cash with me for a few pints for tarzanbrother if he is right?
arc1988
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26/07/2009 12:29:00

im game
clarkamus
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26/07/2009 12:31:00

im game
clarkamus
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26/07/2009 12:31:00

is this a case of 3 steps back and 1 forward?
Steve64k
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26/07/2009 22:38:00

is this a case of 3 steps back and 1 forward?
Steve64k
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26/07/2009 22:38:00

just wondering has anyone actually watched a full game which defour has played in? You tube highlights arent exactly a true reflection of a player. N also were have all the rumours gone to about falaco etc?
azton villain
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26/07/2009 23:57:00

just wondering has anyone actually watched a full game which defour has played in? You tube highlights arent exactly a true reflection of a player. N also were have all the rumours gone to about falaco etc?
azton villain
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26/07/2009 23:57:00

youtube and wikipedia are defo the best way to select players azton villain... honest! :o)
The Fear
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27/07/2009 09:38:00

youtube and wikipedia are defo the best way to select players azton villain... honest! :o)
The Fear
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27/07/2009 09:38:00

guess this site went down or something yesterday well its back in time something is gonna happen for us today i can feel it
clarkamus
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28/07/2009 08:19:00

guess this site went down or something yesterday well its back in time something is gonna happen for us today i can feel it
clarkamus
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28/07/2009 08:19:00

are you trying to say that the video of Afonso Alves on youtube scoring 40 goals isnt a true reflection of the obvious quality that he would bring to the premier league!!?! :-p
arc1988
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28/07/2009 08:37:00

are you trying to say that the video of Afonso Alves on youtube scoring 40 goals isnt a true reflection of the obvious quality that he would bring to the premier league!!?! :-p
arc1988
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28/07/2009 08:37:00

man i hope something happens clarkamus! perhaps MON is at work while in spain? a couple of real madrids offcuts would be fine.... drenthe and van der vaart are realistic options.....
leftfoot
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28/07/2009 08:42:00

man i hope something happens clarkamus! perhaps MON is at work while in spain? a couple of real madrids offcuts would be fine.... drenthe and van der vaart are realistic options.....
leftfoot
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28/07/2009 08:42:00

i cant see that MON would let zat go without someone else in advanced talks hes not stupid if nothing happens this week i will be very worried but with what he said on the OS it seems that a few thing will be completed this week on another note atlante look fair decent and beat malaga 3-1 is gonna be a hard match but i reckon we can still win UTV
clarkamus
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28/07/2009 09:10:00

i cant see that MON would let zat go without someone else in advanced talks hes not stupid if nothing happens this week i will be very worried but with what he said on the OS it seems that a few thing will be completed this week on another note atlante look fair decent and beat malaga 3-1 is gonna be a hard match but i reckon we can still win UTV
clarkamus
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28/07/2009 09:10:00

The OS now reporting that Luke Young is struggling with a thigh injury. Deja va as we're going to start the season with no recognised right-back - Naughton and that Manelov fella are gone now so it leaves us with Lichaj or NRC to fill in that position. So frustrating!!!
bazzah
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28/07/2009 11:56:00

The OS now reporting that Luke Young is struggling with a thigh injury. Deja va as we're going to start the season with no recognised right-back - Naughton and that Manelov fella are gone now so it leaves us with Lichaj or NRC to fill in that position. So frustrating!!!
bazzah
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28/07/2009 11:56:00

We have no fit right backs, only 2 centre backs yet apparently we are buying a third left back....whats happening!!
johnmurphy3112
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28/07/2009 20:20:00

We have no fit right backs, only 2 centre backs yet apparently we are buying a third left back....whats happening!!
johnmurphy3112
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28/07/2009 20:20:00

Looks like we might be in for Bent after all.......why is it always a late bid? (source news now)
johnmurphy3112
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28/07/2009 22:25:00

Looks like we might be in for Bent after all.......why is it always a late bid? (source news now)
johnmurphy3112
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28/07/2009 22:25:00

Can Bent play right back? Well someone has to..........or are playing the 2-6-2 formation and holding the midfield down! I do hope that by this monday we have at least 3 signings to announce.
holte ender 1969
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28/07/2009 23:11:00

Can Bent play right back? Well someone has to..........or are playing the 2-6-2 formation and holding the midfield down! I do hope that by this monday we have at least 3 signings to announce.
holte ender 1969
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28/07/2009 23:11:00

today we are being linked with a move for michael johnson fee 8mil Rasmus Bengtsson, the Trelleborgs central defender who can also apparently play as a striker!!!aswell as bent. i want him but 14Mil...why not we keep saying we need players we have the money or so i am led to believe.
aussi_avfc
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29/07/2009 09:20:00

today we are being linked with a move for michael johnson fee 8mil Rasmus Bengtsson, the Trelleborgs central defender who can also apparently play as a striker!!!aswell as bent. i want him but 14Mil...why not we keep saying we need players we have the money or so i am led to believe.
aussi_avfc
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29/07/2009 09:20:00

Bent would be a good signing, would complement our other forwards, he is a natural goalscorer which we are missing, would be very happy with Johnson he played Barry off the park a few seasons ago, would also like Distin and Turner 4 defenders, think we also need a right back not sure who maybe Hutton, and if we are really gonna go 4 it squad wise get in Bentley and Tuncay. Get rid of Harewood Salifoo and Osborne.
astonsteve
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29/07/2009 09:30:00

Bent would be a good signing, would complement our other forwards, he is a natural goalscorer which we are missing, would be very happy with Johnson he played Barry off the park a few seasons ago, would also like Distin and Turner 4 defenders, think we also need a right back not sure who maybe Hutton, and if we are really gonna go 4 it squad wise get in Bentley and Tuncay. Get rid of Harewood Salifoo and Osborne.
astonsteve
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29/07/2009 09:30:00

Every other team has now made at least 1 signing. Ours doesn't count because he won't be fit till Christmas. Officially the lamest in the market!! Think MON is waiting for the prices to go down to stay in Lerner's good books and save him money on transfer fees and wages but its no good as he won't rotate anyway. Same 11 every week till we get an injury and find out that the back up isn't good enough, or have been used to playing reserve football so are not up to speed. We won the reserve league last year and I think that its a bad thing because of that.
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29/07/2009 12:11:00

Every other team has now made at least 1 signing. Ours doesn't count because he won't be fit till Christmas. Officially the lamest in the market!! Think MON is waiting for the prices to go down to stay in Lerner's good books and save him money on transfer fees and wages but its no good as he won't rotate anyway. Same 11 every week till we get an injury and find out that the back up isn't good enough, or have been used to playing reserve football so are not up to speed. We won the reserve league last year and I think that its a bad thing because of that.
Villan444
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29/07/2009 12:11:00

Aussi, where's the michael johnson thing? I've been banging on about him all summer, as he must be way down the pecking order at city. He'd be a well cheeky buy...he was the next Stevie G two years back, but since the big money's come in, he's faded out. He'd be a very astute signing, and would allow Sids and Reo Coker to battle it out for the CM spot alongside Stan and give us two very good youngsters in MJ and Gardner as rotation players. But, with all the logic involved there, there's no chance MON will do it.
AstonMartinO'Neill
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29/07/2009 12:22:00

Aussi, where's the michael johnson thing? I've been banging on about him all summer, as he must be way down the pecking order at city. He'd be a well cheeky buy...he was the next Stevie G two years back, but since the big money's come in, he's faded out. He'd be a very astute signing, and would allow Sids and Reo Coker to battle it out for the CM spot alongside Stan and give us two very good youngsters in MJ and Gardner as rotation players. But, with all the logic involved there, there's no chance MON will do it.
AstonMartinO'Neill
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29/07/2009 12:22:00

Every time any of us fans suggest that MON is operating under a "cap" on either transfer fees or player's wages; there is usually an angry outburst from General Krulak saying that MON has a frre-hand. Surely everyone can now see through Krulak's "red mist". MON does not have the money to spend we are led to believe. As testimony to this MON is today reporting that Man City are strong contenders to min the Premiership this year. What an admission! It's about time there was some straight talking from Lerner & Co. and for them to stop treating us like fools.
villacross
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29/07/2009 14:25:00

Every time any of us fans suggest that MON is operating under a "cap" on either transfer fees or player's wages; there is usually an angry outburst from General Krulak saying that MON has a frre-hand. Surely everyone can now see through Krulak's "red mist". MON does not have the money to spend we are led to believe. As testimony to this MON is today reporting that Man City are strong contenders to min the Premiership this year. What an admission! It's about time there was some straight talking from Lerner & Co. and for them to stop treating us like fools.
villacross
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29/07/2009 14:25:00

Huntelaar? - - - impressive if there's truth in it!
evoflash
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29/07/2009 15:01:00

Huntelaar? - - - impressive if there's truth in it!
evoflash
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29/07/2009 15:01:00

Moutinho would be nice.
jsmccue
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29/07/2009 17:13:00

Moutinho would be nice.
jsmccue
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29/07/2009 17:13:00

Barry would of left this summer anyway and the departure of Taylor and Knight isnt exactly heart breaking is it? Downing will be a good dependable signing when fit and will add a different dimension to our midfield. We didnt see Barry sprinting down the left touchline and wipping crosses in, did we? AstonmartinO'Neill, Michael Johnson is bad news he's a wannabe party boy and have you seen the size of him lately? More like rick waller then a footballer. Stay away from him MON! Would like to see a more creative player like Mesut Ozil or Juardo who floats around the midfield but doesnt have to track back as much
AlmightyVillanz91
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29/07/2009 18:22:00

Barry would of left this summer anyway and the departure of Taylor and Knight isnt exactly heart breaking is it? Downing will be a good dependable signing when fit and will add a different dimension to our midfield. We didnt see Barry sprinting down the left touchline and wipping crosses in, did we? AstonmartinO'Neill, Michael Johnson is bad news he's a wannabe party boy and have you seen the size of him lately? More like rick waller then a footballer. Stay away from him MON! Would like to see a more creative player like Mesut Ozil or Juardo who floats around the midfield but doesnt have to track back as much
AlmightyVillanz91
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29/07/2009 18:22:00

Petrov just gone off injured, looked like arm or shoulder, didn't look good! Ouch... and oh feck!
The Fear
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29/07/2009 20:44:00

Petrov just gone off injured, looked like arm or shoulder, didn't look good! Ouch... and oh feck!
The Fear
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29/07/2009 20:44:00

Stan has dislocated his shoulder!
Little John Carew
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29/07/2009 21:07:00

Stan has dislocated his shoulder!
Little John Carew
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29/07/2009 21:07:00

AlmightyVillanz91, i'll be honest, i haven't seen him recently...if that's true it'd explain a hell of a lot why he hasn't featured very much for City in a while. He didn't look like the sort, he genuinely looked like he'd be a very classy, hard working kid with a lot of talent. If we can get him for a decent price, i'd still take a gamble, what with our complete void of playing staff at the moment. I guess defenders are in more desperate need. To be honest, if we got 3 or 4 quality players in at this point, we would probably be alright for next season. We haven't got quantity, but we would have a fair amount of quality, and not just quality players, but almost all of them are utility players. Hard working, utility players who just want to play football is what MON looks for, and i can see a few more of those coming in. Realistic dream signings, Hangeland 9m, Distin 4m, Defour 14m, Huntelaar 18m (I honestly think that he could be persuaded, he wants Euro football at an english club, and if arsenal aren't interested, we're as good as any who would want him). More realistically, Distin 4m, Turner 7m, Bentley 10m, Tuncay 9m. I would be fairly happy with the last set, but it's still probably wishful thinking, even though all of them are well within getting, at a 30m outlay.
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29/07/2009 21:56:00

AlmightyVillanz91, i'll be honest, i haven't seen him recently...if that's true it'd explain a hell of a lot why he hasn't featured very much for City in a while. He didn't look like the sort, he genuinely looked like he'd be a very classy, hard working kid with a lot of talent. If we can get him for a decent price, i'd still take a gamble, what with our complete void of playing staff at the moment. I guess defenders are in more desperate need. To be honest, if we got 3 or 4 quality players in at this point, we would probably be alright for next season. We haven't got quantity, but we would have a fair amount of quality, and not just quality players, but almost all of them are utility players. Hard working, utility players who just want to play football is what MON looks for, and i can see a few more of those coming in. Realistic dream signings, Hangeland 9m, Distin 4m, Defour 14m, Huntelaar 18m (I honestly think that he could be persuaded, he wants Euro football at an english club, and if arsenal aren't interested, we're as good as any who would want him). More realistically, Distin 4m, Turner 7m, Bentley 10m, Tuncay 9m. I would be fairly happy with the last set, but it's still probably wishful thinking, even though all of them are well within getting, at a 30m outlay.
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29/07/2009 21:56:00

Hleb still a possibility - maybe on loan for a season? http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11881_5460085,00.html
bazzah
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29/07/2009 22:18:00

Hleb still a possibility - maybe on loan for a season? http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11881_5460085,00.html
bazzah
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29/07/2009 22:18:00

Why couldn;t we have signed Elano??? Oh yeah, because he's foreign and has flair...
olofthegreat
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30/07/2009 12:04:00

Why couldn;t we have signed Elano??? Oh yeah, because he's foreign and has flair...
olofthegreat
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30/07/2009 12:04:00

Because he disappears when the going gets tough, which is why Hughes is shifting him. You have inspired me with an article on Man City though.
MOGVILLA
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30/07/2009 12:19:00

Because he disappears when the going gets tough, which is why Hughes is shifting him. You have inspired me with an article on Man City though.
MOGVILLA
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30/07/2009 12:19:00

Because he disappears when the going gets tough, which is why Hughes is shifting him. You have inspired me with an article on Man City though.
MOGVILLA
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30/07/2009 12:19:00

Because he disappears when the going gets tough, which is why Hughes is shifting him. You have inspired me with an article on Man City though.
MOGVILLA
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30/07/2009 12:19:00

Think we now need is another right back, Richards 4 me, 2 Centre backs either Distin, upson, Turner or Hangerlaand, another centre mid Defour, a attackin mid/4ward Tuncay and a cenre 4ward Bent/ Huntlaar. so approx 55m then Downing 67m less 16 m from Barry/Knight 51 m. Usin Albrightson as back up to Miner.
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30/07/2009 15:22:00

Think we now need is another right back, Richards 4 me, 2 Centre backs either Distin, upson, Turner or Hangerlaand, another centre mid Defour, a attackin mid/4ward Tuncay and a cenre 4ward Bent/ Huntlaar. so approx 55m then Downing 67m less 16 m from Barry/Knight 51 m. Usin Albrightson as back up to Miner.
astonsteve
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30/07/2009 15:22:00

were do you get 55m from?? try closer to 80
1982benny
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30/07/2009 15:30:00

were do you get 55m from?? try closer to 80
1982benny
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30/07/2009 15:30:00

im aston(villa)ished that we have still not signed anyone else since downing dont think we need RB cover the lad lichaj looks like he can be that for us 2 CB is needed quickly distan and hangeland preferably, 1 special midfielder with bags of flair and can unlock defences, add delph aswell as he looks a bright prospect and add darren bent or huntelaar to our strike force and i think we would be sorted for the season with a few more youngsters blooded into the team as most look like they are ready to make the step up
clarkamus
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30/07/2009 16:46:00

im aston(villa)ished that we have still not signed anyone else since downing dont think we need RB cover the lad lichaj looks like he can be that for us 2 CB is needed quickly distan and hangeland preferably, 1 special midfielder with bags of flair and can unlock defences, add delph aswell as he looks a bright prospect and add darren bent or huntelaar to our strike force and i think we would be sorted for the season with a few more youngsters blooded into the team as most look like they are ready to make the step up
clarkamus
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30/07/2009 16:46:00

I will say one thing about MON, he's very cunning, which is why he doesn't add to speculation as it unsettles the player in question and also the current squad. Like Harry Redknapp keeps harping on about. How many strikers does he want? Spurs are becoming Spurs Reserves lol. Lets keep our faith in MON. He will bring in the correct players just like he brought in Carew, Young and Milner. Even Harewood served his purpose for one season as in impact sub. I would love to see him sign Hunterlaar but dont see it happening. MON never buys players with attitude which he will have coming from Real. I think Wheater from Boro would be a good signing.
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31/07/2009 01:54:00

I will say one thing about MON, he's very cunning, which is why he doesn't add to speculation as it unsettles the player in question and also the current squad. Like Harry Redknapp keeps harping on about. How many strikers does he want? Spurs are becoming Spurs Reserves lol. Lets keep our faith in MON. He will bring in the correct players just like he brought in Carew, Young and Milner. Even Harewood served his purpose for one season as in impact sub. I would love to see him sign Hunterlaar but dont see it happening. MON never buys players with attitude which he will have coming from Real. I think Wheater from Boro would be a good signing.
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31/07/2009 01:54:00

Barry gone, Laursen retired, Knight gone, Taylor gone, harewood must go and Petrov injured. If we give our transfer fund to my wife I bet she would bl22dy spend it quicker than MON! Show some balls man and go out and get your targets as time is against us with the start of the season only days away now. Unless there is no money afterall? What do you say General???
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31/07/2009 01:54:00

Barry gone, Laursen retired, Knight gone, Taylor gone, harewood must go and Petrov injured. If we give our transfer fund to my wife I bet she would bl22dy spend it quicker than MON! Show some balls man and go out and get your targets as time is against us with the start of the season only days away now. Unless there is no money afterall? What do you say General???
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31/07/2009 01:54:00

What makes you think Huntelaar will have an attitude??????? Just coz he played for Real?? So do we just avoid buying players from clubs "bigger" than ours. Ridiculous!
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31/07/2009 07:15:00

What makes you think Huntelaar will have an attitude??????? Just coz he played for Real?? So do we just avoid buying players from clubs "bigger" than ours. Ridiculous!
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31/07/2009 07:15:00

it doesnt look like we were in for bent after all then he hasnt mentioned villa in in rant at levy perhaps were not in for a striker would be a good addition in mry eyes
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31/07/2009 08:31:00

it doesnt look like we were in for bent after all then he hasnt mentioned villa in in rant at levy perhaps were not in for a striker would be a good addition in mry eyes
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31/07/2009 08:31:00

The 'Bent-Twittergate' incident, whilst hilarious, has significance. It proves that Spuds spend too much on the players they buy. Levy is holding out to recover the money splashed on Bent, which it appears he can't, oops! At least MON buys players with potential (playing and financial) which means they are not bought at the peak of their value and sadly may explain why we will not see many top class 'arrivals' at Villa Park unless MON thinks the club will benefit from the investment. Any 'top dollar' player is a risk as it is likely their value will only go down hitting the finances of the club. MON is a very shrewd man and finacially astute.
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31/07/2009 08:43:00

The 'Bent-Twittergate' incident, whilst hilarious, has significance. It proves that Spuds spend too much on the players they buy. Levy is holding out to recover the money splashed on Bent, which it appears he can't, oops! At least MON buys players with potential (playing and financial) which means they are not bought at the peak of their value and sadly may explain why we will not see many top class 'arrivals' at Villa Park unless MON thinks the club will benefit from the investment. Any 'top dollar' player is a risk as it is likely their value will only go down hitting the finances of the club. MON is a very shrewd man and finacially astute.
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31/07/2009 08:43:00

Im sure the account was hacked or it was a false one......otherwise it is extremely unprofessional!
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31/07/2009 11:08:00

Im sure the account was hacked or it was a false one......otherwise it is extremely unprofessional!
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31/07/2009 11:08:00

R.I.P SIR BOBBY, puts things into perspective...
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31/07/2009 11:30:00

R.I.P SIR BOBBY, puts things into perspective...
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31/07/2009 11:30:00

Really sad, at least he got to see all those playing and watching his charity's game last weekend.
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31/07/2009 12:06:00

Really sad, at least he got to see all those playing and watching his charity's game last weekend.
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31/07/2009 12:06:00

Sad day for football. R.I.P Sir Bobby.
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31/07/2009 13:49:00

Sad day for football. R.I.P Sir Bobby.
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31/07/2009 13:49:00

Absolutey gutted today we have lost a Great man RIP Bobby
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31/07/2009 14:08:00

Absolutey gutted today we have lost a Great man RIP Bobby
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31/07/2009 14:08:00

Bobby Robson - a legend and an example to us all, RIP Sir Bobby.
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31/07/2009 21:28:00

Bobby Robson - a legend and an example to us all, RIP Sir Bobby.
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31/07/2009 21:28:00

Villa 2 Porto 1 Come on!!! Well done lads.
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31/07/2009 21:29:00

Villa 2 Porto 1 Come on!!! Well done lads.
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31/07/2009 21:29:00

Now what the **** are we doing this transfer window, I've refrained from posting for weeks because I'm a negative tosser, but I can't stay silent any more. Please, stop p****** around and sign two class players (Defour and Huntelaar) and 3 very good players. Pay good money for them, offer them good contracts and they'll sign. Do it now, dont take no for an answer - just bloody do whatever it takes!!!
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31/07/2009 21:35:00

Now what the **** are we doing this transfer window, I've refrained from posting for weeks because I'm a negative tosser, but I can't stay silent any more. Please, stop p****** around and sign two class players (Defour and Huntelaar) and 3 very good players. Pay good money for them, offer them good contracts and they'll sign. Do it now, dont take no for an answer - just bloody do whatever it takes!!!
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31/07/2009 21:35:00

I would love 5 or 6 quality players to come in, but maybe MON sees something we dont, we beat Porto with 10 men made up of mostly reserves, maybe we only need a couple of players and the Albrightons, clarks and Bannans will come good. what happened to Davies.
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31/07/2009 22:40:00

I would love 5 or 6 quality players to come in, but maybe MON sees something we dont, we beat Porto with 10 men made up of mostly reserves, maybe we only need a couple of players and the Albrightons, clarks and Bannans will come good. what happened to Davies.
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31/07/2009 22:40:00

!EXCLUSIVE! Janet the tea lady has officially signed with Aston Villa today. The Daily Mail reported in an exclusive that the england born striker was excited to partner Heskey in what she described as potentially the most prolific partnership in the premier league. Mon also stated that a right back is no longer a priority. With Luke Young and Freddie Bouma fighting over the left back role, Mon views Shorey as a natural fit for the right back role. The daily mail describes the signing as coup for villa who managed to sign Janet despite interest from Mark Hughes.
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01/08/2009 13:28:00

!EXCLUSIVE! Janet the tea lady has officially signed with Aston Villa today. The Daily Mail reported in an exclusive that the england born striker was excited to partner Heskey in what she described as potentially the most prolific partnership in the premier league. Mon also stated that a right back is no longer a priority. With Luke Young and Freddie Bouma fighting over the left back role, Mon views Shorey as a natural fit for the right back role. The daily mail describes the signing as coup for villa who managed to sign Janet despite interest from Mark Hughes.
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01/08/2009 13:28:00

she will deffinatley cause a stir, likely to bag a few 4 us though.
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01/08/2009 15:09:00

she will deffinatley cause a stir, likely to bag a few 4 us though.
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01/08/2009 15:09:00

Rubbish signing - I wanted Doris from Man U - I think threre's trouble brewing here!
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01/08/2009 16:27:00

Rubbish signing - I wanted Doris from Man U - I think threre's trouble brewing here!
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01/08/2009 16:27:00

Would love the Sneijder rumour to be true!!! Throw him with Defour, Milner and Young and we would have a midfield arguably best in league!! Just imagine seeing a Villa team of: Friedel, Young, Bouma, Hangelaand, Davies/Cuellar, Young, Milner, Sneijder, Defour, Carew, Huntelaar. We can but dream!!
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01/08/2009 17:44:00

Would love the Sneijder rumour to be true!!! Throw him with Defour, Milner and Young and we would have a midfield arguably best in league!! Just imagine seeing a Villa team of: Friedel, Young, Bouma, Hangelaand, Davies/Cuellar, Young, Milner, Sneijder, Defour, Carew, Huntelaar. We can but dream!!
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01/08/2009 17:44:00

Gotta love wikipedia....genuine paragraph: Having spent heavily on midfield players Real Madrid are rumoured to be looking to sell Sneijder. There has been substancial interest from both Liverpool and Aston Villa according to reports in Spain. It is understood he was offered to Liverpool as part of the impending Xabi Alonso deal to Madrid whilst Aston Villa are prepared to take him on Loan with the option to buy Sneijder once the year long loan deal has concluded. However Real Madrid are more interested in doing a swap deal with the Midlands club for their upcoming startlet Isaiah Osbourne, a midfielder widely likened to ex Arsenal maestro Patrick Vieira.
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01/08/2009 17:52:00

Gotta love wikipedia....genuine paragraph: Having spent heavily on midfield players Real Madrid are rumoured to be looking to sell Sneijder. There has been substancial interest from both Liverpool and Aston Villa according to reports in Spain. It is understood he was offered to Liverpool as part of the impending Xabi Alonso deal to Madrid whilst Aston Villa are prepared to take him on Loan with the option to buy Sneijder once the year long loan deal has concluded. However Real Madrid are more interested in doing a swap deal with the Midlands club for their upcoming startlet Isaiah Osbourne, a midfielder widely likened to ex Arsenal maestro Patrick Vieira.
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01/08/2009 17:52:00

Surely that can't be true. Would love it tho.
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01/08/2009 22:06:00

Surely that can't be true. Would love it tho.
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01/08/2009 22:06:00

Like it Deano - did you post that on wikepedia? arc1988 We would love it to be true, sadly it's bull****. What, who, when are we going to sign a (decent) player? Come on MON you can't leave it much longer - I know you always do, but why? Don't take the scraps that are left, make something happen - yes make something happen. I don't believe in the theory that we have to wait for all the so called 'big' clubs to make their moves. If we want someone go for them, go in hard. fast and bloody determined. MON remember cloughie - he knew what he wanted and went and got them. Please, please, please...
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02/08/2009 00:29:00

Like it Deano - did you post that on wikepedia? arc1988 We would love it to be true, sadly it's bull****. What, who, when are we going to sign a (decent) player? Come on MON you can't leave it much longer - I know you always do, but why? Don't take the scraps that are left, make something happen - yes make something happen. I don't believe in the theory that we have to wait for all the so called 'big' clubs to make their moves. If we want someone go for them, go in hard. fast and bloody determined. MON remember cloughie - he knew what he wanted and went and got them. Please, please, please...
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02/08/2009 00:29:00

No, no it wasnt me!! Just found it hilarious, all starts out so genuine then goes nuts!! Would LOVE to sign the guy though!
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02/08/2009 08:45:00

No, no it wasnt me!! Just found it hilarious, all starts out so genuine then goes nuts!! Would LOVE to sign the guy though!
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02/08/2009 08:45:00

going to be signings this week, I can feel it in my water, either that or I've got a bladder infection (and know, I'm not ITK) just purely running on faith, got to be some incoming soon! lol
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02/08/2009 15:15:00

going to be signings this week, I can feel it in my water, either that or I've got a bladder infection (and know, I'm not ITK) just purely running on faith, got to be some incoming soon! lol
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02/08/2009 15:15:00

Wow, we don't need any signings we have the kids who beat Juve!
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02/08/2009 23:42:00

Wow, we don't need any signings we have the kids who beat Juve!
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02/08/2009 23:42:00

Well done to our youngsters who pulled off a massive result in beating Juve on pens! With one or two quality signings and these youngsters stepping up we may be ok afterall. Lets not get carried away though as we definately do still need quality brought in and I mean top notch if we can. Winning this cup will open some eyes on the continent and back home so maybe this could prove to be a handy platform for transfer talks. Ltes see Sneijder on loan with a view to a pernament deal, Bent or keane and Defour with Hangelaand. These signings would finish our squad of perfectly. With these we could make at least top 6 again and who knows from there, but without quality we will be also rans in top ten. Good news is though that we have our first of many trophies this season on its way back to VP along with a handy 2mil cheque :p. UTV.
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03/08/2009 01:12:00

Well done to our youngsters who pulled off a massive result in beating Juve on pens! With one or two quality signings and these youngsters stepping up we may be ok afterall. Lets not get carried away though as we definately do still need quality brought in and I mean top notch if we can. Winning this cup will open some eyes on the continent and back home so maybe this could prove to be a handy platform for transfer talks. Ltes see Sneijder on loan with a view to a pernament deal, Bent or keane and Defour with Hangelaand. These signings would finish our squad of perfectly. With these we could make at least top 6 again and who knows from there, but without quality we will be also rans in top ten. Good news is though that we have our first of many trophies this season on its way back to VP along with a handy 2mil cheque :p. UTV.
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03/08/2009 01:12:00

*lets.
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03/08/2009 03:47:00

*lets.
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03/08/2009 03:47:00

albrighton looks really good. guzan showed he is better than a lot thought. couple of others stepped up as well. great news for us having this depth. i think bent/keane and maybe someone else will come from spurs.... keanes' goal celebrations are the worst in football by the way...imho...
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03/08/2009 07:38:00

albrighton looks really good. guzan showed he is better than a lot thought. couple of others stepped up as well. great news for us having this depth. i think bent/keane and maybe someone else will come from spurs.... keanes' goal celebrations are the worst in football by the way...imho...
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03/08/2009 07:38:00

I wouldn't care about how bad is goal celebrations are as long as he scored if he signed for us. It won't happen tho, SSN says that Redknapp wants his to experiment as a midfielder next season. well done to the villa boys. Shame for Guzan tho, as he played amazing but coz of Friedels premier league record, i cant see him starting a prem match!
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03/08/2009 08:36:00

I wouldn't care about how bad is goal celebrations are as long as he scored if he signed for us. It won't happen tho, SSN says that Redknapp wants his to experiment as a midfielder next season. well done to the villa boys. Shame for Guzan tho, as he played amazing but coz of Friedels premier league record, i cant see him starting a prem match!
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03/08/2009 08:36:00

Beye, Distin, Delph so say Express and Star, excuse me while I let out a huge meh. Van der Vaart or Sneijder and Velosu too? then i'll be happy as larry. Doubt it though. Interesting week ahead.
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03/08/2009 13:14:00

Beye, Distin, Delph so say Express and Star, excuse me while I let out a huge meh. Van der Vaart or Sneijder and Velosu too? then i'll be happy as larry. Doubt it though. Interesting week ahead.
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03/08/2009 13:14:00

Real Madrid linked with Defour if alsonso deal falls thru!! My word, just go and get the fella!!!
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03/08/2009 14:09:00

Real Madrid linked with Defour if alsonso deal falls thru!! My word, just go and get the fella!!!
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03/08/2009 14:09:00

Villa have agreed a fee with Leeds for Fabian Delph (according to sky sports transfer centre)
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03/08/2009 16:19:00

Villa have agreed a fee with Leeds for Fabian Delph (according to sky sports transfer centre)
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03/08/2009 16:19:00

lets hope we close the deal man city sniffing around but he would have more chance to shine here. i was very impressed watching the kids at the peace cup- looking forward to the season.
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03/08/2009 16:34:00

lets hope we close the deal man city sniffing around but he would have more chance to shine here. i was very impressed watching the kids at the peace cup- looking forward to the season.
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03/08/2009 16:34:00

does Delph play centrally or on the wing?
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03/08/2009 16:39:00

does Delph play centrally or on the wing?
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03/08/2009 16:39:00

I've just said this on the Delph article but there is a post on avfc.com about how impressed Leeds are with the way we have handled this bid. They also say that they have resisted bids from other clubs since we agreed this fee. Hopefully that means that they are telling Citeh and Spurs where to stick it (in the politest way of course).... UTV
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03/08/2009 17:52:00

I've just said this on the Delph article but there is a post on avfc.com about how impressed Leeds are with the way we have handled this bid. They also say that they have resisted bids from other clubs since we agreed this fee. Hopefully that means that they are telling Citeh and Spurs where to stick it (in the politest way of course).... UTV
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03/08/2009 17:52:00

Good work villa on getting delph. As a spurs fan im looking forward to this season, I think the race between spurs, villa and everton could be very close this year (with potentially one or both of city or arsenal ending up at a similar point), should be interesting. Shame about Barry but I really like the players you have at villa, doing what jol did for a bit at spurs, young english players, good attacking football. The major difference seems to be that MON has some sense in the transfer market! Still Redknapp seems to know what hes doing at spurs, even if he isnt the most likeable bloke. Good luck this year, hope you do well, but slightly worse than spurs! ideal world spurs win the league, villa 2nd, everton 3rd....arsenal relegated. If only.
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03/08/2009 19:11:00

Good work villa on getting delph. As a spurs fan im looking forward to this season, I think the race between spurs, villa and everton could be very close this year (with potentially one or both of city or arsenal ending up at a similar point), should be interesting. Shame about Barry but I really like the players you have at villa, doing what jol did for a bit at spurs, young english players, good attacking football. The major difference seems to be that MON has some sense in the transfer market! Still Redknapp seems to know what hes doing at spurs, even if he isnt the most likeable bloke. Good luck this year, hope you do well, but slightly worse than spurs! ideal world spurs win the league, villa 2nd, everton 3rd....arsenal relegated. If only.
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03/08/2009 19:11:00

now boro have signed lita do you think tuncay will be villa bound shorty?
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03/08/2009 19:30:00

now boro have signed lita do you think tuncay will be villa bound shorty?
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03/08/2009 19:30:00

Josh you have entered into the "Hall of Fame" along with Yiddo Lee for talking a little sense on this site .... as a Spurs fan that is
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03/08/2009 19:35:00

Josh you have entered into the "Hall of Fame" along with Yiddo Lee for talking a little sense on this site .... as a Spurs fan that is
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03/08/2009 19:35:00

thanks Josh, agree, could be an interesting race next season mate.
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03/08/2009 19:37:00

thanks Josh, agree, could be an interesting race next season mate.
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03/08/2009 19:37:00

Josh, you feel free to come back here mate as we could do with more sensible spuds about the place. Good luck for next season but I can't see spuds above villa I'm afraid.
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04/08/2009 06:29:00

Josh, you feel free to come back here mate as we could do with more sensible spuds about the place. Good luck for next season but I can't see spuds above villa I'm afraid.
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04/08/2009 06:29:00

The Sniejder rumour is an interesting one. He would be the 'biggest' signing we have EVER made. In terms of the prestige of the player and financially!! However, I think with a midfield of 8/9 quality options (Young, Downing, Milner, Gardner, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Albrighton, Bannan) we are done with midfielders unfortunatley as I would love Sneijder or Defour and a few defenders!! Maybe another striker too!!
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04/08/2009 09:50:00

The Sniejder rumour is an interesting one. He would be the 'biggest' signing we have EVER made. In terms of the prestige of the player and financially!! However, I think with a midfield of 8/9 quality options (Young, Downing, Milner, Gardner, Petrov, Reo-Coker, Sidwell, Albrighton, Bannan) we are done with midfielders unfortunatley as I would love Sneijder or Defour and a few defenders!! Maybe another striker too!!
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04/08/2009 09:50:00

so we make 12mil selling barry and 5 selling zat, 2mil winning peace cup. this 19mil pretty much pays for downing and delph. good business i reckon.
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04/08/2009 10:00:00

so we make 12mil selling barry and 5 selling zat, 2mil winning peace cup. this 19mil pretty much pays for downing and delph. good business i reckon.
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04/08/2009 10:00:00

Dont forget 1.2m for Taylor as well.
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04/08/2009 11:20:00

Dont forget 1.2m for Taylor as well.
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04/08/2009 11:20:00

Delp Signs http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10265~1743439,00.html
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04/08/2009 19:02:00

Delp Signs http://www.avfc.co.uk/page/News/0,,10265~1743439,00.html
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04/08/2009 19:02:00

Delph has completed his transfer...Keep em coming M'ON
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04/08/2009 19:03:00

Delph has completed his transfer...Keep em coming M'ON
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04/08/2009 19:03:00

Sorry in my excitment i forgot the H.. my bad!
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04/08/2009 19:05:00

Sorry in my excitment i forgot the H.. my bad!
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04/08/2009 19:05:00

Happy Days!! Downing and Delph - lets have another pair of Ds in Distin and Defour!! A bit up yours to Man City and Spurs with this deal!!!
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04/08/2009 19:08:00

Happy Days!! Downing and Delph - lets have another pair of Ds in Distin and Defour!! A bit up yours to Man City and Spurs with this deal!!!
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04/08/2009 19:08:00

Does anyone know if this lad is good enough to get into the first team or is he one for next year? div one to prem is a big jump.
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04/08/2009 19:09:00

Does anyone know if this lad is good enough to get into the first team or is he one for next year? div one to prem is a big jump.
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04/08/2009 19:09:00

If the opinions of many Leeds fans is anything to go by Delph is going to be very good, proper all action midfielder
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04/08/2009 19:14:00

If the opinions of many Leeds fans is anything to go by Delph is going to be very good, proper all action midfielder
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04/08/2009 19:14:00

looks absolute quality from what i have seen, strong, agressive, short/long passes, an allround midfielder, and the goals he scores.... trust me le tissier style, if it wasnt for how good deffensivly he is i think he would have played as a striker, he is raved about up north, what i say is true to league 1, how much of his talent would be neutralised in the prem i dont know, quite alot youd imagine
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04/08/2009 19:21:00

looks absolute quality from what i have seen, strong, agressive, short/long passes, an allround midfielder, and the goals he scores.... trust me le tissier style, if it wasnt for how good deffensivly he is i think he would have played as a striker, he is raved about up north, what i say is true to league 1, how much of his talent would be neutralised in the prem i dont know, quite alot youd imagine
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04/08/2009 19:21:00

look him up on you tube- fabian delph goals 08/09
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04/08/2009 19:22:00

look him up on you tube- fabian delph goals 08/09
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04/08/2009 19:22:00

maybe mon wil play him against florrence to see if he can pass the test, in mon mind this might be barrys replacement, with petrov, coker, didwell, osbourne and the youth plus cover from gardner, you could argue any more additions would be too much,
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04/08/2009 19:27:00

maybe mon wil play him against florrence to see if he can pass the test, in mon mind this might be barrys replacement, with petrov, coker, didwell, osbourne and the youth plus cover from gardner, you could argue any more additions would be too much,
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04/08/2009 19:27:00

A RB, 2 CBs and a prolific striker would be ideal. Playmaker may be askin too much. Does anyone know our budget?
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04/08/2009 19:55:00

A RB, 2 CBs and a prolific striker would be ideal. Playmaker may be askin too much. Does anyone know our budget?
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04/08/2009 19:55:00

...doctorwho, your joking about Osbourne aren't you!
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05/08/2009 03:37:00

...doctorwho, your joking about Osbourne aren't you!
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05/08/2009 03:37:00

Think it would be better if Salifou and Osbourne moved on for their careers. Zat has now gone and the other 2 seem to be holding back the youngsters.
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05/08/2009 11:10:00

Think it would be better if Salifou and Osbourne moved on for their careers. Zat has now gone and the other 2 seem to be holding back the youngsters.
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05/08/2009 11:10:00

yeah cant really see salifou or osbourne really making any kind of impact here both always seem off the pace
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05/08/2009 14:05:00

yeah cant really see salifou or osbourne really making any kind of impact here both always seem off the pace
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05/08/2009 14:05:00

Viva Downing, Viva Delph. Up the Villa, pride of the Midlands.
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05/08/2009 16:44:00

Viva Downing, Viva Delph. Up the Villa, pride of the Midlands.
VillaWillRiseAgain
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05/08/2009 16:44:00

Is it just me but does anyone else think that MON has a form of obsessive disorder: FMW desease. (Fast Midget Wingers). Just an observation but we seem to have collected a lot of players of the same ilk: Young, Aggy(only ever great when played out wide), Downing, Delph, Albrighton, Milner etc.
little brian
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05/08/2009 18:45:00

Is it just me but does anyone else think that MON has a form of obsessive disorder: FMW desease. (Fast Midget Wingers). Just an observation but we seem to have collected a lot of players of the same ilk: Young, Aggy(only ever great when played out wide), Downing, Delph, Albrighton, Milner etc.
little brian
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05/08/2009 18:45:00

so who do we want as our next signing then ? id be surprised if its not a defender any ideas ?
scoops
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05/08/2009 19:02:00

so who do we want as our next signing then ? id be surprised if its not a defender any ideas ?
scoops
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05/08/2009 19:02:00

HOLEEND69, osbourne aint that bad, hes just a midfield version of knight, and we all agreed kingt was a good fourth choice, the point is who better than him would be willing to play4 choice, his only problem is judging the speed of play, which does make him seem awfull at times, guarentee he will improve, if he does move hell go abroad,probably France.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:05:00

HOLEEND69, osbourne aint that bad, hes just a midfield version of knight, and we all agreed kingt was a good fourth choice, the point is who better than him would be willing to play4 choice, his only problem is judging the speed of play, which does make him seem awfull at times, guarentee he will improve, if he does move hell go abroad,probably France.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:05:00

Does anyone know of any Scandinavian prospects we should look to for a centre back. There is history between villa and the Vikings. All good!
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:06:00

Does anyone know of any Scandinavian prospects we should look to for a centre back. There is history between villa and the Vikings. All good!
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:06:00

his mar- saille, he has to much to-llouse at villa and advises a move abroad.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:07:00

his mar- saille, he has to much to-llouse at villa and advises a move abroad.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:07:00

his mar- saille, he has to much to-llouse at villa and advises a move abroad.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:07:00

his mar- saille, he has to much to-llouse at villa and advises a move abroad.
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:07:00

Michael Jakobsen ??
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:21:00

Michael Jakobsen ??
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:21:00

HANGELAND little britain, you must of been joking?
..doctorwho..
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05/08/2009 19:38:00

HANGELAND little britain, you must of been joking?
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05/08/2009 19:38:00

if i was mon id get hangeland,tuncay and call it a day.
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05/08/2009 19:39:00

if i was mon id get hangeland,tuncay and call it a day.
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05/08/2009 19:39:00

why a joke - no boom boom. Michael Jakobsen is class, young and probably achievable. Tuncay will be a mercenary. Hangeland good guy though.
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:54:00

why a joke - no boom boom. Michael Jakobsen is class, young and probably achievable. Tuncay will be a mercenary. Hangeland good guy though.
little brian
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05/08/2009 19:54:00

Hangelaand is a good shout but he is holding out for the biggest deal it seems. doctorwho, Osbourne is *****e! If we don't sell him we should loan him out to improve as he won't figure anywhere else than in our reserves to help our youth out. As for France moves?? Would like to see us get Keane to give us another option up front as Heskey and Carew are injury prone. We defo need a big signing defender to sure up our leaky defence. It will be an interesting battle between the two Brads for a starting jersey and the kind of competition that MON wants for places. Maybe Guzan for Cup matches and Friedal for league matches? I can see some of our peace cup youngsters playing a bit part but they aren't our answer to push for top four just yet as we do need proven quality coming in. I do hope that they get some playing time though and may well do given our small squad. Does anybody think that MON will sign anymore players? We have loaned players before and maybe a high profile player will come in from R Madrid to ease their budget. Maybe Laursen could go and find us a viking man mountain that will fill his void.
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05/08/2009 21:57:00

Hangelaand is a good shout but he is holding out for the biggest deal it seems. doctorwho, Osbourne is *****e! If we don't sell him we should loan him out to improve as he won't figure anywhere else than in our reserves to help our youth out. As for France moves?? Would like to see us get Keane to give us another option up front as Heskey and Carew are injury prone. We defo need a big signing defender to sure up our leaky defence. It will be an interesting battle between the two Brads for a starting jersey and the kind of competition that MON wants for places. Maybe Guzan for Cup matches and Friedal for league matches? I can see some of our peace cup youngsters playing a bit part but they aren't our answer to push for top four just yet as we do need proven quality coming in. I do hope that they get some playing time though and may well do given our small squad. Does anybody think that MON will sign anymore players? We have loaned players before and maybe a high profile player will come in from R Madrid to ease their budget. Maybe Laursen could go and find us a viking man mountain that will fill his void.
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05/08/2009 21:57:00

With a mere nine or ten days, whatever it is, until the big kick-off, our lack of cover/quality in central defence continues to give serious cause for concern. Rumours continue to circulate that Liverpool are preparing a bid for one of our supposed targets, Portsmouth's Distin, so that could possibly be another door closed in our face, if indeed Distin is in fact on MON's radar. With there being doubts surrounding Curtis Davies' shoulder, let alone the question as to whether Davies and Carlos Cuellar can mould into a top notch central defensive pairing, we have to hope that O'Neill has a definite target or two in mind, and that he is relatively close to closing a deal. Admittedly we have the promising youngster Ciaran Clark to call on in the event of an absolute emergency, but even his biggest supporters would have to admit that he is hardly ready for the weekly cut and thrust of premiership football.
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06/08/2009 07:47:00

With a mere nine or ten days, whatever it is, until the big kick-off, our lack of cover/quality in central defence continues to give serious cause for concern. Rumours continue to circulate that Liverpool are preparing a bid for one of our supposed targets, Portsmouth's Distin, so that could possibly be another door closed in our face, if indeed Distin is in fact on MON's radar. With there being doubts surrounding Curtis Davies' shoulder, let alone the question as to whether Davies and Carlos Cuellar can mould into a top notch central defensive pairing, we have to hope that O'Neill has a definite target or two in mind, and that he is relatively close to closing a deal. Admittedly we have the promising youngster Ciaran Clark to call on in the event of an absolute emergency, but even his biggest supporters would have to admit that he is hardly ready for the weekly cut and thrust of premiership football.
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06/08/2009 07:47:00

seriously worried now. The squad is still smaller than last year and we have no cover for a seriously fragile defence.
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06/08/2009 12:03:00

seriously worried now. The squad is still smaller than last year and we have no cover for a seriously fragile defence.
AVbornandbred
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06/08/2009 12:03:00

I don't want to be too negative because i am thrilled with the 2 signings so far, but we still havn't signed anyone who will be in the side for the Wigan game, we really need another CB and introducing this new player to the rest of the squad the night before the Wigan game seems a strange way to build a succesful side for next season
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06/08/2009 13:29:00

I don't want to be too negative because i am thrilled with the 2 signings so far, but we still havn't signed anyone who will be in the side for the Wigan game, we really need another CB and introducing this new player to the rest of the squad the night before the Wigan game seems a strange way to build a succesful side for next season
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06/08/2009 13:29:00

I think I read somewhere that MONs net spending is just 2million. Thats not what we were hoping for. I still rather have Knight back than 4.5million quid. I really hope MON can capture Hangeland or someone of that calibre. I wish we tied up senderos but alas we are to keep waiting. Also, maybe a swap deal sending shorey to the rovers for warnock?
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06/08/2009 16:04:00

I think I read somewhere that MONs net spending is just 2million. Thats not what we were hoping for. I still rather have Knight back than 4.5million quid. I really hope MON can capture Hangeland or someone of that calibre. I wish we tied up senderos but alas we are to keep waiting. Also, maybe a swap deal sending shorey to the rovers for warnock?
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06/08/2009 16:04:00

Why get rid of Shorey he's an excellent player, I hope the beye rumour isnt true Zat Knight is better than him and younger and English, I have a feeling when Lescott goes to Citeh we will be buying Richards (centre back and cover for Luke Young) would also like to see us get Upson. Beye, Distin, Campbell and Bassong wont improve our team.
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06/08/2009 18:55:00

Why get rid of Shorey he's an excellent player, I hope the beye rumour isnt true Zat Knight is better than him and younger and English, I have a feeling when Lescott goes to Citeh we will be buying Richards (centre back and cover for Luke Young) would also like to see us get Upson. Beye, Distin, Campbell and Bassong wont improve our team.
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06/08/2009 18:55:00

holte69, as for osbourne, i have seen him as much as anyone play, and his problem is reading the pace of the game, hes 2 seconds slower.but will improve, yes deffinatly loan him out and recall if needed. how many we sign will depend on how much mon thinks he will play the youth this season, i dont know how many of us wathced the peace cup but i did and i tell you it was a very competetive cup, there was no team there just to make the numbers up. the youth were excellent, lichaj CAN cover for L,young. and albrighton for milner, and theres more bannan, herd etc, so in true mon fassion its quite possible that we will only sign 3 players max.
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06/08/2009 19:11:00

holte69, as for osbourne, i have seen him as much as anyone play, and his problem is reading the pace of the game, hes 2 seconds slower.but will improve, yes deffinatly loan him out and recall if needed. how many we sign will depend on how much mon thinks he will play the youth this season, i dont know how many of us wathced the peace cup but i did and i tell you it was a very competetive cup, there was no team there just to make the numbers up. the youth were excellent, lichaj CAN cover for L,young. and albrighton for milner, and theres more bannan, herd etc, so in true mon fassion its quite possible that we will only sign 3 players max.
..doctorwho..
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06/08/2009 19:11:00

Hull have had a bid for Beye accepceted!! They aredue to open talks with him. Thought we were after him?? I wonder if he was only backup?? Anyone notice how a lot of articles from newsnow have us very close to the Warnock deal?? Some think it is a matter of time!
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06/08/2009 22:01:00

Hull have had a bid for Beye accepceted!! They aredue to open talks with him. Thought we were after him?? I wonder if he was only backup?? Anyone notice how a lot of articles from newsnow have us very close to the Warnock deal?? Some think it is a matter of time!
deano.avfc
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06/08/2009 22:01:00

Micah please and....Hangelaand...Arsene has stated he wants him so we;re stuffed unless Mellberg and the Bearded one put a good word in!
koolbill
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06/08/2009 22:22:00

Micah please and....Hangelaand...Arsene has stated he wants him so we;re stuffed unless Mellberg and the Bearded one put a good word in!
koolbill
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06/08/2009 22:22:00

Oh and Distin as cover please.
koolbill
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06/08/2009 22:24:00

Oh and Distin as cover please.
koolbill
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06/08/2009 22:24:00

why do we need Warnock?
johnmurphy3112
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06/08/2009 23:13:00

why do we need Warnock?
johnmurphy3112
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06/08/2009 23:13:00

we don't!
koolbill
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06/08/2009 23:14:00

we don't!
koolbill
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06/08/2009 23:14:00

MON quoted in the guardian.. "I think that the more creativity you have in your side the better chance you will have," the Villa manager said. "These are particularly special players who are not [generally] available. If there were players like Sneijder, who have great talent and might be surplus to requirements at a club that is buying [new players], then I think you should be interested, even if that interest is not reciprocated. Because how else are you going to try and improve your team?" interesting!?
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07/08/2009 01:25:00

MON quoted in the guardian.. "I think that the more creativity you have in your side the better chance you will have," the Villa manager said. "These are particularly special players who are not [generally] available. If there were players like Sneijder, who have great talent and might be surplus to requirements at a club that is buying [new players], then I think you should be interested, even if that interest is not reciprocated. Because how else are you going to try and improve your team?" interesting!?
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07/08/2009 01:25:00

To all of you saying Osbourne is *****e, you know that a couple weeks back there were rumours linking him to Real Madrid. I know it may seem far-fetched, but I mean really? It seems so un-likely that it seems it had to have some truth behind it. I dont have an opinion on his game, just putting out the facts.
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07/08/2009 02:41:00

To all of you saying Osbourne is *****e, you know that a couple weeks back there were rumours linking him to Real Madrid. I know it may seem far-fetched, but I mean really? It seems so un-likely that it seems it had to have some truth behind it. I dont have an opinion on his game, just putting out the facts.
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07/08/2009 02:41:00

i hope thats sarcasm mate as osbourne was never linked with madrid
clarkamus
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07/08/2009 08:42:00

i hope thats sarcasm mate as osbourne was never linked with madrid
clarkamus
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07/08/2009 08:42:00

No mate, that was someone saying on Wikipedia that Real wanted 14m for Sneijder, or a swap with Osbourne. A lot of rubbish can be written you know??
deano.avfc
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07/08/2009 08:58:00

No mate, that was someone saying on Wikipedia that Real wanted 14m for Sneijder, or a swap with Osbourne. A lot of rubbish can be written you know??
deano.avfc
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07/08/2009 08:58:00

Really excited by Sniejder links, not like O'Neill to actually mention a players name in press conferences with regards to links. He did so with Sneijder. I hope he has a go - bid 18m or so and see how it goes. He would be the biggest signing in our history and surely send a message!! I feel a defender or two in the next few days!!
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07/08/2009 09:32:00

Really excited by Sniejder links, not like O'Neill to actually mention a players name in press conferences with regards to links. He did so with Sneijder. I hope he has a go - bid 18m or so and see how it goes. He would be the biggest signing in our history and surely send a message!! I feel a defender or two in the next few days!!
deano.avfc
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07/08/2009 09:32:00

Wikipedia, the only real way one gets information regarding Villa, I thought this was understood that its where we get ALL of our information? Am I wrong?
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07/08/2009 09:39:00

Wikipedia, the only real way one gets information regarding Villa, I thought this was understood that its where we get ALL of our information? Am I wrong?
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07/08/2009 09:39:00

I,m afraid it's getting close to the "just get anyone we need numbers time". Which is essentially where MON ends up at the end of most Transfer windows and why he then has to buy players he dosen't really want. i.e Shorey, Knight, Harewood, Fast Midget winger from spurs(can't remember his name), Salifou etc. So expect signings like BEYE, Campbell. I really really hope I'm wrong.
little brian
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07/08/2009 14:06:00

I,m afraid it's getting close to the "just get anyone we need numbers time". Which is essentially where MON ends up at the end of most Transfer windows and why he then has to buy players he dosen't really want. i.e Shorey, Knight, Harewood, Fast Midget winger from spurs(can't remember his name), Salifou etc. So expect signings like BEYE, Campbell. I really really hope I'm wrong.
little brian
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07/08/2009 14:06:00

yes
clarkamus
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07/08/2009 14:07:00

yes
clarkamus
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07/08/2009 14:07:00

Lighten up guys, I feel like everyone on this site, a few aside, are being very very negative this summer. We should all just relax and not divulge ourselves into the on-going transfer frenzy. The season is in two weeks and we all know that MON will make signings and we all know what will happen. He willl come out and say they are the greatest thing since white rice. No need to worry, this season will really be hit or miss, regardless of who we sign this window.
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07/08/2009 15:15:00

Lighten up guys, I feel like everyone on this site, a few aside, are being very very negative this summer. We should all just relax and not divulge ourselves into the on-going transfer frenzy. The season is in two weeks and we all know that MON will make signings and we all know what will happen. He willl come out and say they are the greatest thing since white rice. No need to worry, this season will really be hit or miss, regardless of who we sign this window.
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07/08/2009 15:15:00

Rumour has it Beye may be @ Bodymoor Heath.
astonsteve
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07/08/2009 15:51:00

Rumour has it Beye may be @ Bodymoor Heath.
astonsteve
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07/08/2009 15:51:00

Sniejder for me all the way would bethe best signing we have ever made. He is pure class. I know MON usually doesnt say much, but I am not as anxious this year as I was last. They know what they are doing and get my 110% right behind them!!!!!!! UTV and MON IS GOD!!!
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07/08/2009 15:53:00

Sniejder for me all the way would bethe best signing we have ever made. He is pure class. I know MON usually doesnt say much, but I am not as anxious this year as I was last. They know what they are doing and get my 110% right behind them!!!!!!! UTV and MON IS GOD!!!
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07/08/2009 15:53:00

habib bloody beye - this reeks of desperation! shocking second rate signing this will NOT improve our defence! come back Zat all if forgiven!
Little John Carew
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07/08/2009 17:54:00

habib bloody beye - this reeks of desperation! shocking second rate signing this will NOT improve our defence! come back Zat all if forgiven!
Little John Carew
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07/08/2009 17:54:00

BEYE HAS REPORDEDLY SIGNED A THREE YEAR DEAL WITH US, JUST IN
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07/08/2009 18:10:00

BEYE HAS REPORDEDLY SIGNED A THREE YEAR DEAL WITH US, JUST IN
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07/08/2009 18:10:00

funny that of the players we have signed all would be playing in leagues below the premier league. im not complaining as i like the business we have done so far. i think it speaks to MON's thinking that he can get the best out of players and he hasnt done anything to prove that thinking wrong. still need a little more though. i do however think that davies and cuellar will be a good partnership but we could use a couple more CB of that standard for depth and cup runs. oh and ofcourse the dutchman would be fantastic to.
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07/08/2009 18:28:00

funny that of the players we have signed all would be playing in leagues below the premier league. im not complaining as i like the business we have done so far. i think it speaks to MON's thinking that he can get the best out of players and he hasnt done anything to prove that thinking wrong. still need a little more though. i do however think that davies and cuellar will be a good partnership but we could use a couple more CB of that standard for depth and cup runs. oh and ofcourse the dutchman would be fantastic to.
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07/08/2009 18:28:00

someone has already edited beyes wiki page saying he plays for us now...once the wiki page has been done ive found its usually an indication that its true...or some douche just messin round with wiki. seems like an ok signing, dont know much about him. i would like an upson, or a hangeland, or even a micah richards
AussieVilla
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07/08/2009 18:57:00

someone has already edited beyes wiki page saying he plays for us now...once the wiki page has been done ive found its usually an indication that its true...or some douche just messin round with wiki. seems like an ok signing, dont know much about him. i would like an upson, or a hangeland, or even a micah richards
AussieVilla
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07/08/2009 18:57:00

Good interview with Vital Newcastle ed in the index of articles, sounds like a cracker according to Ross!
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07/08/2009 19:41:00

Good interview with Vital Newcastle ed in the index of articles, sounds like a cracker according to Ross!
The Fear
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07/08/2009 19:41:00

MON is on the TV..... He's at the Boro Sheff U game. Maybe looking at Wheater? Or someone less obvious??
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:28:00

MON is on the TV..... He's at the Boro Sheff U game. Maybe looking at Wheater? Or someone less obvious??
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:28:00

maybe Tuncay or Kilgallon?
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:30:00

maybe Tuncay or Kilgallon?
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:30:00

tuncay not playing but wheater is playing like a man possesed!! wonder if he was told he was going to be watched before kick off?
woodsterooney
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07/08/2009 20:39:00

tuncay not playing but wheater is playing like a man possesed!! wonder if he was told he was going to be watched before kick off?
woodsterooney
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07/08/2009 20:39:00

Adam Johnson looks pretty good too...... shame we already 2 players in that position!! quite right, tuncay not on the field.
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:44:00

Adam Johnson looks pretty good too...... shame we already 2 players in that position!! quite right, tuncay not on the field.
UTV
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07/08/2009 20:44:00

He MUST have been there expecting to see Tuncay.
deano.avfc
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07/08/2009 22:16:00

He MUST have been there expecting to see Tuncay.
deano.avfc
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07/08/2009 22:16:00

beye's a good signing, good pace, can play RB or cover CB, if you ask any magpie, and I know quite a few as lived in newcastle for two years, beye is quality annnnd before anyone shoots me down i mean quality member, not world class, that would be Sneijder man..but a good addition, better than zat?yep but has a better engine and more athletisisisim however you spell it
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07/08/2009 22:46:00

beye's a good signing, good pace, can play RB or cover CB, if you ask any magpie, and I know quite a few as lived in newcastle for two years, beye is quality annnnd before anyone shoots me down i mean quality member, not world class, that would be Sneijder man..but a good addition, better than zat?yep but has a better engine and more athletisisisim however you spell it
TheFullTilt
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07/08/2009 22:46:00

Anyone know when squad numbers confirmed - would like to know before shirt printing and have a funny feeling Carew will move to 9 like Angel did. Leaving 10 for Sneijder!! Delph most likely 6. Would like Hangelaand in 5 but Davies may move up to 5 (or Beye). Downing probably 12 or something.
deano.avfc
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08/08/2009 00:20:00

Anyone know when squad numbers confirmed - would like to know before shirt printing and have a funny feeling Carew will move to 9 like Angel did. Leaving 10 for Sneijder!! Delph most likely 6. Would like Hangelaand in 5 but Davies may move up to 5 (or Beye). Downing probably 12 or something.
deano.avfc
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08/08/2009 00:20:00

yeah i think beye is a good signing. he gets stuck in. fulltilt is right, he is better than zat. my feeling is if MON can secure these kind of purchases -ie - cheap and of a solid quality, then it must leave funds available for the likes of sneijder,etc...
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08/08/2009 03:04:00

yeah i think beye is a good signing. he gets stuck in. fulltilt is right, he is better than zat. my feeling is if MON can secure these kind of purchases -ie - cheap and of a solid quality, then it must leave funds available for the likes of sneijder,etc...
leftfoot
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08/08/2009 03:04:00

exactly
clarkamus
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08/08/2009 08:23:00

exactly
clarkamus
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08/08/2009 08:23:00

people ttuncay has gone on loan to a turkish team
nemisis
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08/08/2009 10:01:00

people ttuncay has gone on loan to a turkish team
nemisis
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08/08/2009 10:01:00

my bad tht was mido, apologies
nemisis
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08/08/2009 10:03:00

my bad tht was mido, apologies
nemisis
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08/08/2009 10:03:00

SSN reporting an unnamed club in talks with M'boro for Alves. MON was at The Riverside last night. 2+2=?
Adam Deuce
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08/08/2009 10:35:00

SSN reporting an unnamed club in talks with M'boro for Alves. MON was at The Riverside last night. 2+2=?
Adam Deuce
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08/08/2009 10:35:00

Alves is off to the far east so don't fret!
Little John Carew
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08/08/2009 11:56:00

Alves is off to the far east so don't fret!
Little John Carew
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08/08/2009 11:56:00

What shirt number is Delph wearing??
deano.avfc
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08/08/2009 15:08:00

What shirt number is Delph wearing??
deano.avfc
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08/08/2009 15:08:00

DELPH 16
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08/08/2009 17:09:00

DELPH 16
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08/08/2009 17:09:00

Spoke to a friend of mine who is a toon season ticket holder (poor lad!) he said Beye is quality always gives 100% was player of the season for the last 2 seasons. Good signing I think!
johnmurphy3112
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08/08/2009 17:24:00

Spoke to a friend of mine who is a toon season ticket holder (poor lad!) he said Beye is quality always gives 100% was player of the season for the last 2 seasons. Good signing I think!
johnmurphy3112
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08/08/2009 17:24:00

Tick Tock Tick Tock.........surely still most of the budget left to sepnd. I desperately want us to spend 35M on 2 top class players. A centre back to sure up the back line and a top striker or midfielder. I think we can score a lot of goals from midfield next year so i don't mind whether it's a forward or a mid player as long as they are top quality
UTV
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08/08/2009 19:09:00

Tick Tock Tick Tock.........surely still most of the budget left to sepnd. I desperately want us to spend 35M on 2 top class players. A centre back to sure up the back line and a top striker or midfielder. I think we can score a lot of goals from midfield next year so i don't mind whether it's a forward or a mid player as long as they are top quality
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08/08/2009 19:09:00

we need to see some signings next week, we hav had a great pre season, very good signings, peace cup, and now we are all aware of just how good the youth we have are, truth is though we need a centreback, and striker deffo.
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08/08/2009 21:11:00

we need to see some signings next week, we hav had a great pre season, very good signings, peace cup, and now we are all aware of just how good the youth we have are, truth is though we need a centreback, and striker deffo.
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08/08/2009 21:11:00

couple of links in the front page article index, the one is saying van der Vaart as opposed to Sneijder. Also one total pants report saying Young to Spurs for 21m!
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09/08/2009 11:01:00

couple of links in the front page article index, the one is saying van der Vaart as opposed to Sneijder. Also one total pants report saying Young to Spurs for 21m!
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09/08/2009 11:01:00

Oh and 68% in our last poll said we needed a new striker.
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09/08/2009 11:02:00

Oh and 68% in our last poll said we needed a new striker.
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09/08/2009 11:02:00

i no its no transfer news but radio 5 live is saying o'leary is gonna be the new newcastle manager! just when newcastle fans thort things couldnt get worse, sorry newcastle fans
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09/08/2009 12:06:00

i no its no transfer news but radio 5 live is saying o'leary is gonna be the new newcastle manager! just when newcastle fans thort things couldnt get worse, sorry newcastle fans
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09/08/2009 12:06:00

i have a feeling we will sign another before the weeks over...richard dunne maybe? id be happy with him filling in for laursen more so than distin, id take both though. Altogether, two more defenders, another keeper, striker and we should be sweet
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09/08/2009 14:29:00

i have a feeling we will sign another before the weeks over...richard dunne maybe? id be happy with him filling in for laursen more so than distin, id take both though. Altogether, two more defenders, another keeper, striker and we should be sweet
AussieVilla
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09/08/2009 14:29:00

hey, i've been an avid visitor to this site for a long time and felt it was about time i joined in with the real fun! i've supported villa all my life, season ticket holder since i was 8 and i just love this club! for me no matter who's on the pitch or managing our team i will always support them and will always be proud to wear the claret and bue shirt. just thought i'd say hi and put myself out there! UTV!!
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09/08/2009 19:04:00

hey, i've been an avid visitor to this site for a long time and felt it was about time i joined in with the real fun! i've supported villa all my life, season ticket holder since i was 8 and i just love this club! for me no matter who's on the pitch or managing our team i will always support them and will always be proud to wear the claret and bue shirt. just thought i'd say hi and put myself out there! UTV!!
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09/08/2009 19:04:00

I reckon we will get Wheater this week before Wigan game. I think he wanted Distin cheaper and has been quoted 5m or so and realises for a few extra million he can have a younger player with potential in Wheater. Dunne will come when City get Lescott or Upson (but we will have to wait until end of August probably). Once Wheater is in O'Neill will have pressure off slightly and probably happily wait until Jan to spend again - but I think he will try up to the 31st for a dynamite signing - Van Der Vaart, Sneijder (either probably on loan possibly as they look for a Champions League club in a starting XI rather than bench at Real) and a centre-forward. Who? I really dont know. In an ideal world Wheater, Dunne/Distin, Sneijder and a striker will arrive. If we didnt already have Heskey I would love Ashton but think an alternative type of striker is needed. A wild card signing however could be young Turner at Hull - possibly a Harewood plus cash deal could be an option?? May cost 10m plus but what do you think?
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09/08/2009 19:15:00

I reckon we will get Wheater this week before Wigan game. I think he wanted Distin cheaper and has been quoted 5m or so and realises for a few extra million he can have a younger player with potential in Wheater. Dunne will come when City get Lescott or Upson (but we will have to wait until end of August probably). Once Wheater is in O'Neill will have pressure off slightly and probably happily wait until Jan to spend again - but I think he will try up to the 31st for a dynamite signing - Van Der Vaart, Sneijder (either probably on loan possibly as they look for a Champions League club in a starting XI rather than bench at Real) and a centre-forward. Who? I really dont know. In an ideal world Wheater, Dunne/Distin, Sneijder and a striker will arrive. If we didnt already have Heskey I would love Ashton but think an alternative type of striker is needed. A wild card signing however could be young Turner at Hull - possibly a Harewood plus cash deal could be an option?? May cost 10m plus but what do you think?
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09/08/2009 19:15:00

Hello villa_sth. deano I've seen you write before about ashton, I cant see what you see in him, he's slow looks overweight and isn't exactly prolific, plus he's very injury prone. I do agree we need another striker though, I would like us to get someone in the ilk of Keane from spurs with our supplies he'd be our 20 a season man. Looks like Upson may be available would like to see him in too.
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09/08/2009 20:17:00

Hello villa_sth. deano I've seen you write before about ashton, I cant see what you see in him, he's slow looks overweight and isn't exactly prolific, plus he's very injury prone. I do agree we need another striker though, I would like us to get someone in the ilk of Keane from spurs with our supplies he'd be our 20 a season man. Looks like Upson may be available would like to see him in too.
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09/08/2009 20:17:00

I agree that Turner from Hull would be a great signing, He is big (6ft4) and MON likes this type of CB (Elliot at Leicester), Also I think Ashton is injury prone, but if he wasn't Crouch would not have played for England in the last 2 years as a fit Ashton would be a much better target man, he is good in the air and good with both feet, and brings others into the game well, shame really as never really recovered from broken ankle.
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09/08/2009 20:48:00

I agree that Turner from Hull would be a great signing, He is big (6ft4) and MON likes this type of CB (Elliot at Leicester), Also I think Ashton is injury prone, but if he wasn't Crouch would not have played for England in the last 2 years as a fit Ashton would be a much better target man, he is good in the air and good with both feet, and brings others into the game well, shame really as never really recovered from broken ankle.
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09/08/2009 20:48:00

You are probably right about Ashton, its just that when I have seen him (at Norwich and early in West Ham career) I thought he was Alan Shearers second coming!! He then sunk into a deeper role at West Ham and was injury prone, yes so maybe a risk. Anyway, I dont think he would be any better or add anything different to that of Heskey or Carew. I would have liked Darren Bent but honestly cant think of anyone else up front. We have two 'little and large' strikeforces (and Harewood) and fail to see anyone likely to add much to us!! I doubt very much if O'Neill is even looking for a striker!! If he is what type, is it simply a goal poacher, someone to put the ball in the net and never score outside the 6-yard box or is it someone to lie deeper?? I dont honestly know if we need another one. Vagner Love maybe, havent seen many links though. However, noone has made a move for Van Nistelrooy yet. How about him on a short-term one year loan deal. Surely he could do a job. Imagine the press conference that unveils the Dutch Trio of Van Der Vaart, Snejder and Van Nistelrooy!!
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09/08/2009 20:55:00

You are probably right about Ashton, its just that when I have seen him (at Norwich and early in West Ham career) I thought he was Alan Shearers second coming!! He then sunk into a deeper role at West Ham and was injury prone, yes so maybe a risk. Anyway, I dont think he would be any better or add anything different to that of Heskey or Carew. I would have liked Darren Bent but honestly cant think of anyone else up front. We have two 'little and large' strikeforces (and Harewood) and fail to see anyone likely to add much to us!! I doubt very much if O'Neill is even looking for a striker!! If he is what type, is it simply a goal poacher, someone to put the ball in the net and never score outside the 6-yard box or is it someone to lie deeper?? I dont honestly know if we need another one. Vagner Love maybe, havent seen many links though. However, noone has made a move for Van Nistelrooy yet. How about him on a short-term one year loan deal. Surely he could do a job. Imagine the press conference that unveils the Dutch Trio of Van Der Vaart, Snejder and Van Nistelrooy!!
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09/08/2009 20:55:00

Apart from the two CBs that we must buy, only these top top players will improve us any further which is a nice but expensive position to be in, not sure we will go that far this season though, fingers crossed
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09/08/2009 21:15:00

Apart from the two CBs that we must buy, only these top top players will improve us any further which is a nice but expensive position to be in, not sure we will go that far this season though, fingers crossed
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09/08/2009 21:15:00

Dunno if this will turn out to be true tomorrow but reports late tonight are we have agreed to buy Tuncay for 7M
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09/08/2009 23:44:00

Dunno if this will turn out to be true tomorrow but reports late tonight are we have agreed to buy Tuncay for 7M
ant1ant1
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09/08/2009 23:44:00

Reading my last post completley forgot about Tuncay, not the best or highest scoring striker going but the most suitable for us. Offers us something completley different!! A deep lying, creative striker who reminds me of Carbone and Merson. Could be great. Rumour is 5m rising to 7m. In my opinion an absolute bargain!!!
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10/08/2009 00:09:00

Reading my last post completley forgot about Tuncay, not the best or highest scoring striker going but the most suitable for us. Offers us something completley different!! A deep lying, creative striker who reminds me of Carbone and Merson. Could be great. Rumour is 5m rising to 7m. In my opinion an absolute bargain!!!
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10/08/2009 00:09:00

Gareth Bale (Spuds) has been linked to Milan, Ajax and the (Brum) Blues. A left back, he could be an alternative to/long term replacement for W Bouma. Would also allow L Young to play regularly at RB.
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10/08/2009 13:27:00

Gareth Bale (Spuds) has been linked to Milan, Ajax and the (Brum) Blues. A left back, he could be an alternative to/long term replacement for W Bouma. Would also allow L Young to play regularly at RB.
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10/08/2009 13:27:00

Could someone tell me what is wrong with Nicky Shorey??? the left back spot is Shorey's to keep he's better than Bale, Freddie will have to work had to displace him. Will people stop writing him off and get him some support!
johnmurphy3112
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10/08/2009 15:12:00

Could someone tell me what is wrong with Nicky Shorey??? the left back spot is Shorey's to keep he's better than Bale, Freddie will have to work had to displace him. Will people stop writing him off and get him some support!
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10/08/2009 15:12:00

I can't see much wrong with him, agree with you johnmurphy, I thought most of the time he played last year (especially towards the end and in Europe) he looked fine and that was despite not getting much time on the field.
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10/08/2009 15:25:00

I can't see much wrong with him, agree with you johnmurphy, I thought most of the time he played last year (especially towards the end and in Europe) he looked fine and that was despite not getting much time on the field.
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10/08/2009 15:25:00

OK, fair enough johnmurphy and Mr Fear. Just trying to get some debate going about the back four. Many of the posts on Vital Villa seems to be about Real Madrid castoffs. Nothing much wrong with Shorey agreed (didn't see much wrong with Zat either as a squad player), but at 20 years old Bale could be a bargain. Great sides are built from the back. At the moment Villa's defence is the sides soft underbelly. Would like to see several quality defenders in to fill the gaping hole left by M.Laursen.
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10/08/2009 16:27:00

OK, fair enough johnmurphy and Mr Fear. Just trying to get some debate going about the back four. Many of the posts on Vital Villa seems to be about Real Madrid castoffs. Nothing much wrong with Shorey agreed (didn't see much wrong with Zat either as a squad player), but at 20 years old Bale could be a bargain. Great sides are built from the back. At the moment Villa's defence is the sides soft underbelly. Would like to see several quality defenders in to fill the gaping hole left by M.Laursen.
VillaWillRiseAgain
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10/08/2009 16:27:00

Btw, Anyone know if Samir Carruthers is now a Villa player???
VillaWillRiseAgain
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10/08/2009 16:33:00

Btw, Anyone know if Samir Carruthers is now a Villa player???
VillaWillRiseAgain
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10/08/2009 16:33:00

I think he came on as a sub in the Oxford friendly
ant1ant1
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10/08/2009 16:50:00

I think he came on as a sub in the Oxford friendly
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10/08/2009 16:50:00

We should bear in mind Freddie can play centre back as he has done for Holland, so Bale could be an option as competition for Shorey. Freddie would need to be fully fit though and I would still like to see a quality replacement for Laursen.
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10/08/2009 16:55:00

We should bear in mind Freddie can play centre back as he has done for Holland, so Bale could be an option as competition for Shorey. Freddie would need to be fully fit though and I would still like to see a quality replacement for Laursen.
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10/08/2009 16:55:00

Anyone else think that all three from Boro would be quality additions - Tuncay, Wheater and Huth!! Then maybe we will be known as Middlesvilla after the whole Southgate/Ehiogu/Wright/Townsend thing!!!
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10/08/2009 17:09:00

Anyone else think that all three from Boro would be quality additions - Tuncay, Wheater and Huth!! Then maybe we will be known as Middlesvilla after the whole Southgate/Ehiogu/Wright/Townsend thing!!!
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10/08/2009 17:09:00

Not forgetting Boateng
ant1ant1
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10/08/2009 17:11:00

Not forgetting Boateng
ant1ant1
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10/08/2009 17:11:00

Dont think Southgate will be happy with that!
johnmurphy3112
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10/08/2009 18:29:00

Dont think Southgate will be happy with that!
johnmurphy3112
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10/08/2009 18:29:00

Good, never trust a man who thinks leaving Villa for Boro is a good idea!
ant1ant1
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10/08/2009 18:52:00

Good, never trust a man who thinks leaving Villa for Boro is a good idea!
ant1ant1
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10/08/2009 18:52:00

good point!
johnmurphy3112
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10/08/2009 18:59:00

good point!
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10/08/2009 18:59:00

A question occurs........Why did we ever sell Gary Cahill? Why did that ever seem like a good idea? Maybe there were reasons beyond what i'm aware of but he's a class act and also young and english. You'd think he would suit MON's plans? I'm sure if he was still here he'd be playing week in week out
UTV
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10/08/2009 20:32:00

A question occurs........Why did we ever sell Gary Cahill? Why did that ever seem like a good idea? Maybe there were reasons beyond what i'm aware of but he's a class act and also young and english. You'd think he would suit MON's plans? I'm sure if he was still here he'd be playing week in week out
UTV
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10/08/2009 20:32:00

agree utv about cahill, gutted he went,
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10/08/2009 21:10:00

agree utv about cahill, gutted he went,
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10/08/2009 21:10:00

, surely we will sign a cb and stkr, at least.
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10/08/2009 21:12:00

, surely we will sign a cb and stkr, at least.
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10/08/2009 21:12:00

here here doctorwho. I'm very pleased with the signings so far and the emergence of youth is very exciting. But we desperately need another CB and a ST. I'm sure we will get them. The next few weeks is traditionally the busiest of the window for MON
UTV
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10/08/2009 21:25:00

here here doctorwho. I'm very pleased with the signings so far and the emergence of youth is very exciting. But we desperately need another CB and a ST. I'm sure we will get them. The next few weeks is traditionally the busiest of the window for MON
UTV
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10/08/2009 21:25:00

Cirian Clark tipped for greatness in FHM. Anyone know how he's doing? Did he do well against Fiorentina? Ready to step up to fourth choice CB?
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10/08/2009 23:18:00

Cirian Clark tipped for greatness in FHM. Anyone know how he's doing? Did he do well against Fiorentina? Ready to step up to fourth choice CB?
NorthcliffeBandit
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10/08/2009 23:18:00

not sure that we are in for Tuncay. from Middlesborough i'm thinking one of Wheater or Huth. Wheaters got MON written all over him. UTV- story on Cahill leaving goes "that he felt his opportunities were limited".
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11/08/2009 08:17:00

not sure that we are in for Tuncay. from Middlesborough i'm thinking one of Wheater or Huth. Wheaters got MON written all over him. UTV- story on Cahill leaving goes "that he felt his opportunities were limited".
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11/08/2009 08:17:00

its really hard to tell whats going to happen with transfers now IMO tuncay would be a great buy and if we could offload marlon as part of the deal that would be even better, wheater has said he is gonna stay at the riverside so i cant see that one happening, portsmouth wont sell distin and man city are unlikely to wanna sell dunne and this international friendly doesnt help at all to go into the season as we are in defence is dangerous to say the least lets hope we can sort it out today
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11/08/2009 09:33:00

its really hard to tell whats going to happen with transfers now IMO tuncay would be a great buy and if we could offload marlon as part of the deal that would be even better, wheater has said he is gonna stay at the riverside so i cant see that one happening, portsmouth wont sell distin and man city are unlikely to wanna sell dunne and this international friendly doesnt help at all to go into the season as we are in defence is dangerous to say the least lets hope we can sort it out today
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11/08/2009 09:33:00

Reading O'Neills comments about Heskey (and our other strikers) I am 99% certain we will be buying no other attackers this summer. He obviously thinks Heskey, Carew, Gabby and The Fonz will do enough with Young, Milner, Downing and Albrighton supplying the bullets!
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11/08/2009 12:03:00

Reading O'Neills comments about Heskey (and our other strikers) I am 99% certain we will be buying no other attackers this summer. He obviously thinks Heskey, Carew, Gabby and The Fonz will do enough with Young, Milner, Downing and Albrighton supplying the bullets!
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11/08/2009 12:03:00

Northcliffe, Clark looked quality against Fiorentina, totally composed and arguably better than either Davies or Cuellar who both played next to him, although Cuellar had one of his better games since his arrival.
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11/08/2009 14:22:00

Northcliffe, Clark looked quality against Fiorentina, totally composed and arguably better than either Davies or Cuellar who both played next to him, although Cuellar had one of his better games since his arrival.
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11/08/2009 14:22:00

MON said he wanted two players for every position. Gk - Brads RB - Young/Beye with Nige/Craig as back up to that LB - Shorey/Bouma with Young as back up CB - Davies with Beye covering CB - Cuellar RM - Milner/Albrighton LM - Young/Downing CDM - Stan/Nige CM - Sidders/Delph with Gardner and Osbourne covering CF - Carew/Heskey with Marlene covering CF - Gabby/Fonz When you look at it this way, the only place we can possibly look at strengthening is CB...there's no need for any more midfielders unless we plan to sell Craig and Osbourne and get real quality.
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11/08/2009 19:20:00

MON said he wanted two players for every position. Gk - Brads RB - Young/Beye with Nige/Craig as back up to that LB - Shorey/Bouma with Young as back up CB - Davies with Beye covering CB - Cuellar RM - Milner/Albrighton LM - Young/Downing CDM - Stan/Nige CM - Sidders/Delph with Gardner and Osbourne covering CF - Carew/Heskey with Marlene covering CF - Gabby/Fonz When you look at it this way, the only place we can possibly look at strengthening is CB...there's no need for any more midfielders unless we plan to sell Craig and Osbourne and get real quality.
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11/08/2009 19:20:00

personally i thought clark gave the ball away to much and seemed slightly nervous. he isnt ready yet.
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11/08/2009 22:24:00

personally i thought clark gave the ball away to much and seemed slightly nervous. he isnt ready yet.
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11/08/2009 22:24:00

The Times say we have had a bid of 4m rejected for Warnock - they want 7.5m. I really do not see the need unless Bouma is miles away from a recovery (or soon to announce his retirement)!! I would much rather we got two centre-backs in this week and use the remaining time in the window to look at other players.
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11/08/2009 22:59:00

The Times say we have had a bid of 4m rejected for Warnock - they want 7.5m. I really do not see the need unless Bouma is miles away from a recovery (or soon to announce his retirement)!! I would much rather we got two centre-backs in this week and use the remaining time in the window to look at other players.
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11/08/2009 22:59:00

Interesting article in the Guardian today. It had gone very quiet on the Bentley front. Their journalists generally well connected at the Villa and sources are usually reliable http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/aug/11/aston-villa-tottenham-hotspur-transfer-window
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12/08/2009 08:16:00

Interesting article in the Guardian today. It had gone very quiet on the Bentley front. Their journalists generally well connected at the Villa and sources are usually reliable http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2009/aug/11/aston-villa-tottenham-hotspur-transfer-window
Dead Souls
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12/08/2009 08:16:00

`he
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12/08/2009 08:36:00

`he
deano.avfc
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12/08/2009 08:36:00

Arsenal linked with Dortmund Centre-back, lets hope they get him, and we may just get a clear run at Hangelaand.
deano.avfc
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12/08/2009 08:37:00

Arsenal linked with Dortmund Centre-back, lets hope they get him, and we may just get a clear run at Hangelaand.
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12/08/2009 08:37:00

Bentely and Jenas would be good additions. Before he was swallowed by the Newcastle/Spurs talent crushers, Jenas was considered a top prospect. He could still be. Still think Wheater and Huth would be excellent signings. One hopes MON isn't gazumped by Citeh who also need a quality center back. Decent central defenders seem to be at a premium at the moment. The Villa probably need two.
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12/08/2009 10:38:00

Bentely and Jenas would be good additions. Before he was swallowed by the Newcastle/Spurs talent crushers, Jenas was considered a top prospect. He could still be. Still think Wheater and Huth would be excellent signings. One hopes MON isn't gazumped by Citeh who also need a quality center back. Decent central defenders seem to be at a premium at the moment. The Villa probably need two.
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12/08/2009 10:38:00

some good links today, Warnock one I'm not convinced about, but Jenas one keeps coming up and Bentley is obviously an old one that could well come true!
The Fear
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12/08/2009 11:47:00

some good links today, Warnock one I'm not convinced about, but Jenas one keeps coming up and Bentley is obviously an old one that could well come true!
The Fear
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12/08/2009 11:47:00

SWAP SHOREY FOR WARNOCK, GET HANGELAND, JENAS, BENTLEY, AND TUNCAY.
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12/08/2009 11:50:00

SWAP SHOREY FOR WARNOCK, GET HANGELAND, JENAS, BENTLEY, AND TUNCAY.
..doctorwho..
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12/08/2009 11:50:00

will there even bew anymore signings before saturday?
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12/08/2009 11:52:00

will there even bew anymore signings before saturday?
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12/08/2009 11:52:00

Apparently Sneijder is staying at Real after being "promised" games next season.....Van der Vaart is looking for a move though. They'll probably both be in action agains Ingerland, one in each half. Both like to play behind the striker(s).
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12/08/2009 12:25:00

Apparently Sneijder is staying at Real after being "promised" games next season.....Van der Vaart is looking for a move though. They'll probably both be in action agains Ingerland, one in each half. Both like to play behind the striker(s).
VillaWillRiseAgain
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12/08/2009 12:25:00

..doctorwho.. I've asked this question before why are people looking to get rid of Shorey? he's a better player than Warnock and he's younger, he's already settled into the team and when he's had his chance he's looked good............PLEASE EVERYONE LEAVE SHOREY ALONE!!
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12/08/2009 13:27:00

..doctorwho.. I've asked this question before why are people looking to get rid of Shorey? he's a better player than Warnock and he's younger, he's already settled into the team and when he's had his chance he's looked good............PLEASE EVERYONE LEAVE SHOREY ALONE!!
johnmurphy3112
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12/08/2009 13:27:00

Don't know why MON is looking at warnock (allegedly). Central defenders are the priority. Whoever he gets hopefully 4-4-2 won't be used again next year.4-5-1, 4-3-3 or (the dutch system) 4-2-3-1 is the way forward for the Villa. Also, if MON does mess up, who exactly is going to replace him? MON had one of the biggest transfer kitties in the EPL last close season, and has done more business than most this one. Anything other than a constant top six position throughout the season is going to lead to massive pressure for the manager.
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12/08/2009 13:46:00

Don't know why MON is looking at warnock (allegedly). Central defenders are the priority. Whoever he gets hopefully 4-4-2 won't be used again next year.4-5-1, 4-3-3 or (the dutch system) 4-2-3-1 is the way forward for the Villa. Also, if MON does mess up, who exactly is going to replace him? MON had one of the biggest transfer kitties in the EPL last close season, and has done more business than most this one. Anything other than a constant top six position throughout the season is going to lead to massive pressure for the manager.
VillaWillRiseAgain
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12/08/2009 13:46:00

well it shouldnt. mon needs 5 years at least.
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12/08/2009 13:50:00

well it shouldnt. mon needs 5 years at least.
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12/08/2009 13:50:00

New signing in gk Andy Marshall 34 its on the official site. GET IN LOL
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12/08/2009 15:51:00

New signing in gk Andy Marshall 34 its on the official site. GET IN LOL
astonsteve
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12/08/2009 15:51:00

ffs
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12/08/2009 17:13:00

ffs
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12/08/2009 17:13:00

Please lets hope the Jenas/Bentley rumours are true.
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12/08/2009 17:36:00

Please lets hope the Jenas/Bentley rumours are true.
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