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Friday's Villa Transfer Talk

So far only one player in and with the new season in two weeks time I think it is fair to assume that reinforcements will arrive in the next week?

I personally see the Peace Cup as a distraction, and would happily see us crash out to Porto in the Semi-final if it means we can make a signing or two.

One link that seems to pop up every few days is Jermaine Jenas. And today according to The Mirror, Martin O'Neill is going to offer 7 Million for the Spurs Midfielder, they claim O'Neill will step up the chase due to Petrov's injury serving as a reminder of how fragile the squad is. If he needed Petrov's injury to remind him then that makes me even more worried than I already was!!!

Several papers are saying that Ashley Young wants to stay at Villa and earn a place in Fabio Capello's World Cup squad in South Africa. Which we kind of knew anyway, good to see the rest of the footballing world is catching up.

Well thats it my fellow Villans, sad but true, ah well game against Porto tonight so an opportunity for Martin O'Neill to do a bit of scouting? Probably not.




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Writer: Dan Jones  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday July 31 2009

Time: 10:08AM

Your Comments

Think Jenas is the most realistic replacement for Barry, bit more of an all-rounder than Sidwell, who to me is more attack minded.
young_jonah
Think Jenas is the most realistic replacement for Barry, bit more of an all-rounder than Sidwell, who to me is more attack minded.
young_jonah
Bill Howell on his blog reckons we missed out on one or 2 of our targets.
astonsteve
Bill Howell on his blog reckons we missed out on one or 2 of our targets.
astonsteve
no gossip just actual signings then (hopefully)!
Little John Carew
no gossip just actual signings then (hopefully)!
Little John Carew
Surely if we win the Peace Cup, potential players would be more inclined to join us???
Villan444
Surely if we win the Peace Cup, potential players would be more inclined to join us???
Villan444
i hope we beat porto atleast that could make a player stop and think if we were after them.
ruddy
i hope we beat porto atleast that could make a player stop and think if we were after them.
ruddy
Jenas for 7m....ok Ashley for 12M!!!
hudderspur
Still a month till the transfer window closes, all MON has said is that he would 'like' to have a few players in before the season starts, we all would 'like' it to happen, that doesnt mean it will... It's getting to the point where any signing would help, 17 possible extra games in the europa league and a squad of currently 18 players.... and the only player we have brought in is crocked and plays in the position where we have the best player in the league in that position?!
londonbasedvillan
Jenas for 7m....ok Ashley for 12M!!!
hudderspur
Still a month till the transfer window closes, all MON has said is that he would 'like' to have a few players in before the season starts, we all would 'like' it to happen, that doesnt mean it will... It's getting to the point where any signing would help, 17 possible extra games in the europa league and a squad of currently 18 players.... and the only player we have brought in is crocked and plays in the position where we have the best player in the league in that position?!
londonbasedvillan
Ashlleeeey -Ashllleeey Young!
leelindsay
Ashlleeeey -Ashllleeey Young!
leelindsay
you're absolutley right Lee, young player of the year and our best player and we havent got a proper chant for him! come on boys lets sort it out for this season!!
londonbasedvillan
you're absolutley right Lee, young player of the year and our best player and we havent got a proper chant for him! come on boys lets sort it out for this season!!
londonbasedvillan
we have got a proper chant for him catch up
ruddy
we have got a proper chant for him catch up
ruddy
i dont think jenas is the answer and i dont think MON does either, tottenham have said they dont wanna sell him and he has said he doesnt wanna leave i still think defour will be the one
clarkamus
i dont think jenas is the answer and i dont think MON does either, tottenham have said they dont wanna sell him and he has said he doesnt wanna leave i still think defour will be the one
clarkamus
Well, another wasted week! I am afraid this will go to the wire and the chances are we won't get who we need. Mon is sounding more l;ike a politician each day with all these promises to the future but no delivery. His middle name is not 'Gordon' is it?
Obediah
Well, another wasted week! I am afraid this will go to the wire and the chances are we won't get who we need. Mon is sounding more l;ike a politician each day with all these promises to the future but no delivery. His middle name is not 'Gordon' is it?
Obediah
I don't care about transfers. All I care about is winning the Peace Cup. So excited about tonight's game! A chance for silverware! I hope Martin is out there on the training ptich with the lads now instead being on his telephone to agents and players.
olofthegreat
I don't care about transfers. All I care about is winning the Peace Cup. So excited about tonight's game! A chance for silverware! I hope Martin is out there on the training ptich with the lads now instead being on his telephone to agents and players.
olofthegreat
yeh but didn't good 'ol harry say that crouch was too expensive and his wages too much? And then signed him a week later... I wouldn't put too much in his "we don't want to sell our best players"
maigrait
yeh but didn't good 'ol harry say that crouch was too expensive and his wages too much? And then signed him a week later... I wouldn't put too much in his "we don't want to sell our best players"
maigrait
i cant see anything happening until MoN gets back to Bodymoor....and even than its going to be a stretch. I've resigned myself to not having any hopes..nor anticipation... If its any consolation..my son signed Gerrard and Lampard on Fantasy League!
reza
...although when he did sign crouch it was for 3m less then originally quoted
Phartman87
i cant see anything happening until MoN gets back to Bodymoor....and even than its going to be a stretch. I've resigned myself to not having any hopes..nor anticipation... If its any consolation..my son signed Gerrard and Lampard on Fantasy League!
reza
...although when he did sign crouch it was for 3m less then originally quoted
Phartman87
i read some where that ash young wants to see out the remaining 2 an half years ofhis contract before moving on???
Astonian Villan
i read some where that ash young wants to see out the remaining 2 an half years ofhis contract before moving on???
Astonian Villan
olofthegreat, that is very random. The Peace Cup is meaningless, surely ensuring we have enough players to compete in the Premiership is far more important? We didn't get enough last season and were burnt out by Feb.
young_jonah
olofthegreat, that is very random. The Peace Cup is meaningless, surely ensuring we have enough players to compete in the Premiership is far more important? We didn't get enough last season and were burnt out by Feb.
young_jonah
City to bid 10m for Delph then loan them back to Leeds. Not the headline i was hoping for..........
son_of_cher
City to bid 10m for Delph then loan them back to Leeds. Not the headline i was hoping for..........
son_of_cher
We may as well try to win the Peace Cup now we wasted so much time and got Petrov injured! Martin does have a habit of buying players from teams we have played against and players that impressed. So lets hope Porto tonight, and Real Madrid in the final and he bags a couple of players from there teams! We have been linked with several from Madrid and at least one from Porto! Come on Martin, take Randys check book to the game!
villa_de
We may as well try to win the Peace Cup now we wasted so much time and got Petrov injured! Martin does have a habit of buying players from teams we have played against and players that impressed. So lets hope Porto tonight, and Real Madrid in the final and he bags a couple of players from there teams! We have been linked with several from Madrid and at least one from Porto! Come on Martin, take Randys check book to the game!
villa_de
I think we need Jenas, Bent, Hangeland, Upson, cover for L.Young, and cover for Bouma, at a stretch i would say we need a better keeper, but perhaps we will let in a lot less goals if we have Upson and Hangeland, I believe we should of signed Owen when we had the chance, everyone says he is injury prone which is a good point but he played 70% of the games the last two seasons and when he does play he is worth his weight in gold.
Villa 4 Ever
I think we need Jenas, Bent, Hangeland, Upson, cover for L.Young, and cover for Bouma, at a stretch i would say we need a better keeper, but perhaps we will let in a lot less goals if we have Upson and Hangeland, I believe we should of signed Owen when we had the chance, everyone says he is injury prone which is a good point but he played 70% of the games the last two seasons and when he does play he is worth his weight in gold.
Villa 4 Ever
Ash has more than 2.5 years remaing i thought?
jsmccue
Ash has more than 2.5 years remaing i thought?
jsmccue
2 - 1 to the VILLA go on lads were in the final
B6_COMPANY
2 - 1 to the VILLA go on lads were in the final
B6_COMPANY
 

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