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Leeds Thank 'Honourable' Villa

Well, this is nice!

The Leeds Official Site carry a statement confirming that Villa and them have agreed a fee.

Ok, nothing unusual there.... However they go on to say: Leeds United wishes to place on record our appreciation for the honourable manner in which Aston Villa have conducted their interest in the player.

They also say that they have turned down a couple of subsequent approaches from other Premier League clubs adding Having given Villa our commitment to transfer the player (subject to medical), we had no intention of going back on that.

Just shows business can be conducted professionally and in this case I would suspect a lot of the praise should be directed to Paul Faulkner at Villa.

The Villa site also confirms that agreement over the 19-year-old who they inform us has played 53 times for Leeds as well as for England U19 and U21's.

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 3 2009

Time: 5:51PM

Your Comments

Lol, just posted about this on a different article. You really are very quick today Fear.....
UTV
very nice to read that.
The Fear
very nice to read that.
The Fear
Lol, just posted about this on a different article. You really are very quick today Fear.....
UTV
Brilliant news
UTV
Brilliant news
UTV
were great!
clarkamus
were great!
clarkamus
hughes and redknapp need to be taking notes on how to conduct a transfer.well done o`neill and leeds for showing class.
lerneravfc
hughes and redknapp need to be taking notes on how to conduct a transfer.well done o`neill and leeds for showing class.
lerneravfc
Further reinforcement of my belief that our manager has the class and integrity that is so clearly absent in the character of Messrs Benitez, Redknapp and Hughes to name a few.....
gmvillan
Further reinforcement of my belief that our manager has the class and integrity that is so clearly absent in the character of Messrs Benitez, Redknapp and Hughes to name a few.....
gmvillan
Brilliant! :)
Adam Deuce
Brilliant! :)
Adam Deuce
Dead ringer for Ashley Young in that pic with Simon Grayson
villan57
Dead ringer for Ashley Young in that pic with Simon Grayson
villan57
wow this should bring villa great success LOL,at least this monster deal was done properly,Harry must of not wanted him,other wise he wouldnt be signing for your little club
humpty
wow this should bring villa great success LOL,at least this monster deal was done properly,Harry must of not wanted him,other wise he wouldnt be signing for your little club
humpty
p.s. Is that all you lot have to talk about,that your manager has manners,LO)L,ROFL PMSL you just couldnt make it up
humpty
p.s. Is that all you lot have to talk about,that your manager has manners,LO)L,ROFL PMSL you just couldnt make it up
humpty
I had a feeling that Redknapp's name would be dragged up... lol
Othello
Typical rude, arrogant cockney. Humpty? Numpty!
Adam Deuce
I had a feeling that Redknapp's name would be dragged up... lol
Othello
Typical rude, arrogant cockney. Humpty? Numpty!
Adam Deuce
Let's face it - the words "manners" and "Harry" won't appear in many sentences together. Still got a god relationship with Palace after the Bostock deal last year, humpty? Hope there aren't any more players you want from them in the future, because let's face it, they'll deal with Brighton before they deal with you again.
heathfieldroad1874
Let's face it - the words "manners" and "Harry" won't appear in many sentences together. Still got a god relationship with Palace after the Bostock deal last year, humpty? Hope there aren't any more players you want from them in the future, because let's face it, they'll deal with Brighton before they deal with you again.
heathfieldroad1874
humpty, must be pretty painful finisshing below our "little" club. it will happen again this year to.
1982benny
humpty, must be pretty painful finisshing below our "little" club. it will happen again this year to.
1982benny
Spurs fans just can't keep away can they. When we finish above them AGAIN this season they'll still be coming on here posting rubbish.....
UTV
Spurs fans just can't keep away can they. When we finish above them AGAIN this season they'll still be coming on here posting rubbish.....
UTV
For crying out loud Spurs do not get a "supposedly linked player" and proceed to make the usual *****tish comments. Villa may be slow in the market but tend to sign players with very little "song and dance" unlike some, who prefer the unsettling tactics. Each to their own, but please refrain from coming on a Villa site to spout your jealous, purile *****e. I thank you
fatloser
For crying out loud Spurs do not get a "supposedly linked player" and proceed to make the usual *****tish comments. Villa may be slow in the market but tend to sign players with very little "song and dance" unlike some, who prefer the unsettling tactics. Each to their own, but please refrain from coming on a Villa site to spout your jealous, purile *****e. I thank you
fatloser
YYYYYYEEEEESSSSS AFTER WATCHING THE VILLA AGAINST PORTO, JUVE, ATLANTE, THE COMMITMENT AND QUALITY OF THE FIRINGE FIRST PLAYERS AND YOUTH, WE ARE CLOSER TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE THAN MOST OF US THOUGHT, AND NOW DELPH, U JUST KNOW MAN BLUE N YIDS WERE WAITING TILL WE HAD MADE AN OFFER ,, BUZZING THAT WE HAD ALLREADY SECURED THE DEAL BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR,... NOW THATS A WELL RUN CLUB.
..doctorwho..
YYYYYYEEEEESSSSS AFTER WATCHING THE VILLA AGAINST PORTO, JUVE, ATLANTE, THE COMMITMENT AND QUALITY OF THE FIRINGE FIRST PLAYERS AND YOUTH, WE ARE CLOSER TO WHERE WE NEED TO BE THAN MOST OF US THOUGHT, AND NOW DELPH, U JUST KNOW MAN BLUE N YIDS WERE WAITING TILL WE HAD MADE AN OFFER ,, BUZZING THAT WE HAD ALLREADY SECURED THE DEAL BECAUSE OF WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE STAND FOR,... NOW THATS A WELL RUN CLUB.
..doctorwho..
SPURS.... WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO?
..doctorwho..
SPURS.... WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO? WHO?
..doctorwho..
Listen up northerners. 'Arry had nothing to do with the Bostock deal, and we paid a price set by an independent tribunal, so I believe you can be quiet on that one. What else do you base this lack of manners nonsense on? He hasn't been in the press talking about any of your players (apart from to say we're not in for Young) so why get yourselves in a hissy about it? He's been very quiet this summer, only coming out to say we weren't interested in Crouch(when he said that it was odds on it was a done deal) and to say of course we want Huntelaar. I wouldn't get high and mighty about your chances of finishing above us this season just yet. Remember your quality finish to the season? Remember Barry? Remember Laursen? Well done on signing Delph, very promising, big future ahead of him. If you are interested in letting Young come back to his home town then do let us know, but lets not have a laugh with this £25m nonsense. He's not that good yet.
JediSpur
Listen up northerners. 'Arry had nothing to do with the Bostock deal, and we paid a price set by an independent tribunal, so I believe you can be quiet on that one. What else do you base this lack of manners nonsense on? He hasn't been in the press talking about any of your players (apart from to say we're not in for Young) so why get yourselves in a hissy about it? He's been very quiet this summer, only coming out to say we weren't interested in Crouch(when he said that it was odds on it was a done deal) and to say of course we want Huntelaar. I wouldn't get high and mighty about your chances of finishing above us this season just yet. Remember your quality finish to the season? Remember Barry? Remember Laursen? Well done on signing Delph, very promising, big future ahead of him. If you are interested in letting Young come back to his home town then do let us know, but lets not have a laugh with this £25m nonsense. He's not that good yet.
JediSpur
JOHHHNNN CARRREW, CAREW, WITH DELPH, ASH N GABBBY 2, THERE GONNA RUN RINGS ROUND YOU, THE CLARET N BLUE ..
..doctorwho..
JOHHHNNN CARRREW, CAREW, WITH DELPH, ASH N GABBBY 2, THERE GONNA RUN RINGS ROUND YOU, THE CLARET N BLUE ..
..doctorwho..
CMON NOW JEDI YOU WERE IN FOR HIM, BUUUUUTTT THE VILLA GOT HIM, YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK... GOODBYE
..doctorwho..
CMON NOW JEDI YOU WERE IN FOR HIM, BUUUUUTTT THE VILLA GOT HIM, YOU ARE THE WEAKEST LINK... GOODBYE
..doctorwho..
LOOK, ARRY CHOOSES HIS PLAYERS LIKE HIS 2ND HAND CARS (IRONICALLY) THEY LOOK GOOD WHEN U BUY EM, BUT END UP BREAKIN DOWN ON YOU, TO MANY MILES ON THE CLOCK, AND OVERPRICED, LOOK FORWARD TO A LONG BUMPY JOURNEY WITH THE CONSTANT CRIES OF " ARE WE THE YET ARRY" , YOULL END UP BACK WHERE YOU STARTED, HMMM WHAT WAS IT LAST SEASON, MID TABLE
..doctorwho..
LOOK, ARRY CHOOSES HIS PLAYERS LIKE HIS 2ND HAND CARS (IRONICALLY) THEY LOOK GOOD WHEN U BUY EM, BUT END UP BREAKIN DOWN ON YOU, TO MANY MILES ON THE CLOCK, AND OVERPRICED, LOOK FORWARD TO A LONG BUMPY JOURNEY WITH THE CONSTANT CRIES OF " ARE WE THE YET ARRY" , YOULL END UP BACK WHERE YOU STARTED, HMMM WHAT WAS IT LAST SEASON, MID TABLE
..doctorwho..
Jedi - Simon Jordan says he'll never deal with Spurs again. Middlesbrough said last season they would deal with anyone but Spurs, as did West Ham. Can't be just a coincidence, can it? Why have a hissy fit? I assume you saw your fellow supporters comments above? They were in response to that, so get off your high horse. And why would Young want to go back to Stevenage at this stage of his career? I know they're bigger than Spurs, but it's hardly going to help him stay in the England side.
heathfieldroad1874
Jedi - Simon Jordan says he'll never deal with Spurs again. Middlesbrough said last season they would deal with anyone but Spurs, as did West Ham. Can't be just a coincidence, can it? Why have a hissy fit? I assume you saw your fellow supporters comments above? They were in response to that, so get off your high horse. And why would Young want to go back to Stevenage at this stage of his career? I know they're bigger than Spurs, but it's hardly going to help him stay in the England side.
heathfieldroad1874
Thought AY was from Stevenage not the Seven Sisters Rd Jedi? I think perhaps Mr Humpty upped the ante with the mocking
fatloser
Thought AY was from Stevenage not the Seven Sisters Rd Jedi? I think perhaps Mr Humpty upped the ante with the mocking
fatloser
I didnt read anything about spurs in the statement from leeds??? did anyone else??? no!!! lol honerable manner, so what u just told them we desperately need to fill the massive void left by our captain and commander and please oh please give us Delph! Well give u 10 quid more and Martin here gives a fantastic hand job... Do us a favour boys
Mix26
I didnt read anything about spurs in the statement from leeds??? did anyone else??? no!!! lol honerable manner, so what u just told them we desperately need to fill the massive void left by our captain and commander and please oh please give us Delph! Well give u 10 quid more and Martin here gives a fantastic hand job... Do us a favour boys
Mix26
Simon Jordan is a perma tanned bell end, but he is a businessman. If we stump up cash for someone from Palace in the future he'll sell no problem. Don't know what Boro's problem is but personally you are more than welcome to Stewart Downing, never have I seen a more overrated player in my life. As for WetSpam they're just gutted that they're our feeder club and all their players want to play for us. The knocking of Redknapp happened right at the top of the thread long before Humpty came in being a Numpty. Oh and incidentally Young's gotta be in the England team to lose his place. Half a good season and you lot sound like you've been pushing for the title for years. You have a great manager and 3 or 4 fantastic players (Young; Carew; Abongandawhore and Milner) but are just as far away as the rest of us. You lot along with us, Everton and maybe 1 or 2 others are competing for 6th downwards, it'll be fun but seriously dont get too big for your boots just yet.
JediSpur
Simon Jordan is a perma tanned bell end, but he is a businessman. If we stump up cash for someone from Palace in the future he'll sell no problem. Don't know what Boro's problem is but personally you are more than welcome to Stewart Downing, never have I seen a more overrated player in my life. As for WetSpam they're just gutted that they're our feeder club and all their players want to play for us. The knocking of Redknapp happened right at the top of the thread long before Humpty came in being a Numpty. Oh and incidentally Young's gotta be in the England team to lose his place. Half a good season and you lot sound like you've been pushing for the title for years. You have a great manager and 3 or 4 fantastic players (Young; Carew; Abongandawhore and Milner) but are just as far away as the rest of us. You lot along with us, Everton and maybe 1 or 2 others are competing for 6th downwards, it'll be fun but seriously dont get too big for your boots just yet.
JediSpur
you mean you didn't go in all guns blazing, flashing your oil money and making a nuisance of yourselves like Man Cit£h?
merlin
you mean you didn't go in all guns blazing, flashing your oil money and making a nuisance of yourselves like Man Cit£h?
merlin
LOL JediSpur, 'Arry would have been lynched if he had signed Viera. "He's been very quiet this summer" my A**E. And with Crouch and Defoe, are you Pompey in disguise???
Villan444
LOL JediSpur, 'Arry would have been lynched if he had signed Viera. "He's been very quiet this summer" my A**E. And with Crouch and Defoe, are you Pompey in disguise???
Villan444
I would love him at Villa Park, Spurs would be the worst place for him - that place is a graveyard for young talent, get them young and cheap, ripping off clubs who nurture the talent (remember Palace falling out over Bostock) they go there to rot - Routledge (class at Palace until he was ruined at Spurs), Alnwick, Dos Santos, Tarrabat, Gunter etc. etc. Aaron Lennon is the only one not being sold or linked with a move - and even then they were ready to replace him with Bentley!!! They buy young english players, let them rot and spend millions on their 'main' team Modric, Jenas, Crouch, Keane, Defoe, Gomes, Corluka, Palacios etc. etc. could go on all day. Much rather he went to Everton (even though they are our more likely rivals!!) - watch Naughton and Walker rot at the Lane over the next few years!! At least O'Neill and Moyes give youngsters a go - and local ones as well, not poached from other clubs!! Then they moan about Berbatov being tapped up!!
deano.avfc
I would love him at Villa Park, Spurs would be the worst place for him - that place is a graveyard for young talent, get them young and cheap, ripping off clubs who nurture the talent (remember Palace falling out over Bostock) they go there to rot - Routledge (class at Palace until he was ruined at Spurs), Alnwick, Dos Santos, Tarrabat, Gunter etc. etc. Aaron Lennon is the only one not being sold or linked with a move - and even then they were ready to replace him with Bentley!!! They buy young english players, let them rot and spend millions on their 'main' team Modric, Jenas, Crouch, Keane, Defoe, Gomes, Corluka, Palacios etc. etc. could go on all day. Much rather he went to Everton (even though they are our more likely rivals!!) - watch Naughton and Walker rot at the Lane over the next few years!! At least O'Neill and Moyes give youngsters a go - and local ones as well, not poached from other clubs!! Then they moan about Berbatov being tapped up!!
deano.avfc
Well thats a great manager and 3 or 4 fantastic players more than you will ever have jedi or is it japsi !
Mr A Villa
Well thats a great manager and 3 or 4 fantastic players more than you will ever have jedi or is it japsi !
Mr A Villa
Yep - makes you proud to be a Villan when the selling club comments on the way another club conducts their transfer dealings. Not only has the way we have dealt with the inquiries about Delph persuaded Leeds to do business with us, I feel it has shown Delph that VP is the right place for him to play his football. All being well, I certainly hope he lives up to his billing!
bazzah
Yep - makes you proud to be a Villan when the selling club comments on the way another club conducts their transfer dealings. Not only has the way we have dealt with the inquiries about Delph persuaded Leeds to do business with us, I feel it has shown Delph that VP is the right place for him to play his football. All being well, I certainly hope he lives up to his billing!
bazzah
Gosh, spurs fans must be the most irritating in the world, closely followed by the barcodes. Chip on shoulder or what?
johnnyuk
Gosh, spurs fans must be the most irritating in the world, closely followed by the barcodes. Chip on shoulder or what?
johnnyuk
A Leeds statement added: "Leeds United wish to place on record our appreciation for the honourable manner in which Aston Villa have conducted their interest in the player". - Makes me proud to be a Villa fan! Citeh - we're not jealous, you're just crass. Harry and the Spuds - bottom half no-marks. Prefer Orient now... With the 'kids' doing so well in the Peace Cup and andother 2/3 experienced players I'm frothing at the gash again!!!! UTV! XXX p.s. who once said you win nothing with kids?
ljkal
A Leeds statement added: "Leeds United wish to place on record our appreciation for the honourable manner in which Aston Villa have conducted their interest in the player". - Makes me proud to be a Villa fan! Citeh - we're not jealous, you're just crass. Harry and the Spuds - bottom half no-marks. Prefer Orient now... With the 'kids' doing so well in the Peace Cup and andother 2/3 experienced players I'm frothing at the gash again!!!! UTV! XXX p.s. who once said you win nothing with kids?
ljkal
It must be tough being a fan of the 3rd or 4th best team in your city and forever living in your rivals shadows....
melski
It must be tough being a fan of the 3rd or 4th best team in your city and forever living in your rivals shadows....
melski
"having given villa our commitment to the transfer... we err have royally fckedup and realise that we could have made alot more money so lets say it was a very honerable thing to do...
Mix26
"having given villa our commitment to the transfer... we err have royally fckedup and realise that we could have made alot more money so lets say it was a very honerable thing to do...
Mix26
well done melski u pointed out the obvious... Chelski and the gooners are the best in london and also in the top4 so whats your point??? oh and all 5 teams finishing in thew top 10 so that must make the capitol the best place for football... given the stats
Mix26
well done melski u pointed out the obvious... Chelski and the gooners are the best in london and also in the top4 so whats your point??? oh and all 5 teams finishing in thew top 10 so that must make the capitol the best place for football... given the stats
Mix26
The way Villa fans go on about Spurs is kind of alarming. Well done, you've bought a youngster for £10million. The only link with us appeared in the papers, not from Harry's mouth. Leeds come out and say it's a pleasure to do business with you, which could be interpreted in two ways... you handled the transfer well (logical) or no-one else came in for him and that limited Leeds' scope (possible). I don't see why you're all getting so uppity just because of a statement that appeared on the Leeds website and in turn directing your bile at Spurs. Is this a case of trying to fashion a rivalry that isn't there? You go on about being a top five club (for the last couple of years only) but conveniently forget that that was our position until our hierarchy make a mess of it... you go on about Spurs being a "graveyard for young English talent" but then conveniently forget that we now have a manager who has a reputation for bringing young English talent through as well as forgetting (or not bothered to look up, either/or) that our youth team were runners up in the FA Premier Youth League to Arsenal and quarter-finalists in the FA Youth Cup (to Arsenal again, unfortunately!).... so what are your points? Give yourself a slap on the back for buying a decent, young, English player (unproven in the Premiership and possibly a tad overpriced, but that may be by-the-by) but your constant linking of Spurs to anything you do just says more about you than it does about us.
Othello
The way Villa fans go on about Spurs is kind of alarming. Well done, you've bought a youngster for £10million. The only link with us appeared in the papers, not from Harry's mouth. Leeds come out and say it's a pleasure to do business with you, which could be interpreted in two ways... you handled the transfer well (logical) or no-one else came in for him and that limited Leeds' scope (possible). I don't see why you're all getting so uppity just because of a statement that appeared on the Leeds website and in turn directing your bile at Spurs. Is this a case of trying to fashion a rivalry that isn't there? You go on about being a top five club (for the last couple of years only) but conveniently forget that that was our position until our hierarchy make a mess of it... you go on about Spurs being a "graveyard for young English talent" but then conveniently forget that we now have a manager who has a reputation for bringing young English talent through as well as forgetting (or not bothered to look up, either/or) that our youth team were runners up in the FA Premier Youth League to Arsenal and quarter-finalists in the FA Youth Cup (to Arsenal again, unfortunately!).... so what are your points? Give yourself a slap on the back for buying a decent, young, English player (unproven in the Premiership and possibly a tad overpriced, but that may be by-the-by) but your constant linking of Spurs to anything you do just says more about you than it does about us.
Othello
Mr A Villa: you want our fantastic players? Modric (who will prove he is one of the best in the world this year); Lennon; Palacios; Gomes theres 4 for starters that would improve your team no end. You lot live of 2/3 years of success in the early 80's and you are just a poor imitation of a top club from a really crap city(I was unfortunate enough to live there for a year or so, so I am informed on this matter ). So quit having a pop at Spurs and get back to fighting it out with City and Wolves for Midlands supremacy. Mugs.
JediSpur
Mr A Villa: you want our fantastic players? Modric (who will prove he is one of the best in the world this year); Lennon; Palacios; Gomes theres 4 for starters that would improve your team no end. You lot live of 2/3 years of success in the early 80's and you are just a poor imitation of a top club from a really crap city(I was unfortunate enough to live there for a year or so, so I am informed on this matter ). So quit having a pop at Spurs and get back to fighting it out with City and Wolves for Midlands supremacy. Mugs.
JediSpur
the same goes for you JEDI, why!
eltoro
the same goes for you JEDI, why!
eltoro
Eltoro, the answer to your questions can be found in my post at the top.
Othello
Eltoro, the answer to your questions can be found in my post at the top.
Othello
Why? Cos this story had nothing to do with Spurs til you lot start deriding 'Arry and our club. So it stands to reason that you're gonna get a bit of grief aren't you? As i stated earlier in a non aggressive post, 'Arry has said nothing about your players and by his standards has been very quiet this summer. I don't understand why you lot have had to resort to this high and mighty 'Leeds say we're great so we must be better than Spurs' drivel. Leeds would say you're great you just handed them 10m for a totally unproven teenager. Lay of the unfair battering of the Yids and I'm sure we'll keep ourselves to our own site as well. Seems fair enough to me lads?
JediSpur
Why? Cos this story had nothing to do with Spurs til you lot start deriding 'Arry and our club. So it stands to reason that you're gonna get a bit of grief aren't you? As i stated earlier in a non aggressive post, 'Arry has said nothing about your players and by his standards has been very quiet this summer. I don't understand why you lot have had to resort to this high and mighty 'Leeds say we're great so we must be better than Spurs' drivel. Leeds would say you're great you just handed them 10m for a totally unproven teenager. Lay of the unfair battering of the Yids and I'm sure we'll keep ourselves to our own site as well. Seems fair enough to me lads?
JediSpur
ahh the truth has come out. Check SSN people!
Mix26
ahh the truth has come out. Check SSN people!
Mix26
swap him for young,milner,downing (Y), we ould have reo - coker, delph, albrighten, sidwell, they did good in peace cup.
tr1dent
swap him for young,milner,downing (Y), we ould have reo - coker, delph, albrighten, sidwell, they did good in peace cup.
tr1dent
eltoro...or in english 'the bull' what part of my post is drivel,? have you read all the comment's above? have you been on vital spurs lately? have you seen some of the abuse posted to us on there? i guess not or you would'nt be asking that question, now this is my first time on your site, and im directing some of your own fan's 'drivel' right back to yourselves.......so 'man to man' that's why! if you can't take it me old son have a word with the teacher and ask them to stop people picking on you and make the bad men go away. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
paddypower
eltoro...or in english 'the bull' what part of my post is drivel,? have you read all the comment's above? have you been on vital spurs lately? have you seen some of the abuse posted to us on there? i guess not or you would'nt be asking that question, now this is my first time on your site, and im directing some of your own fan's 'drivel' right back to yourselves.......so 'man to man' that's why! if you can't take it me old son have a word with the teacher and ask them to stop people picking on you and make the bad men go away. MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
paddypower
thanks othello you make fair comments without comming across has a child, so we has villa fans welcome this on the villa site, just read what PADDYPOWER said in his last comment about some girl he knew, I've know idea why he would come out with such a childish comment, which has nothing to do with football! your right, you were in our position a couple of years ago, it's just since MON and randy learner took over we've seen an upturn in our fortunes, so its hard not to feel a little 'cocky' about our situation, but to come on this site just say how crap birmingham is has a city is so childish, I myself don't live in birmingham, I live on the south coast in dorset and not alot of places come near this, but to slag off peoples homes is stupid, lets keep it football eh!
eltoro
thanks othello you make fair comments without comming across has a child, so we has villa fans welcome this on the villa site, just read what PADDYPOWER said in his last comment about some girl he knew, I've know idea why he would come out with such a childish comment, which has nothing to do with football! your right, you were in our position a couple of years ago, it's just since MON and randy learner took over we've seen an upturn in our fortunes, so its hard not to feel a little 'cocky' about our situation, but to come on this site just say how crap birmingham is has a city is so childish, I myself don't live in birmingham, I live on the south coast in dorset and not alot of places come near this, but to slag off peoples homes is stupid, lets keep it football eh!
eltoro
Spurs fans bum this site don't they we have new villa fans :)
ruddy
Spurs fans bum this site don't they we have new villa fans :)
ruddy
eltoro my analogy to a girl i knew was a joke in reference to this article no need to be so touchy, i have read countless times villa fan's slating london and spurs on our site so it's a bit too much to ask us not to return the favour, and slating peoples city/club is all part of the banter between fans, maybe you should talk to your peers and ask them to stop what they are doing and then maybe you won't have to read this 'drivel'
paddypower
eltoro my analogy to a girl i knew was a joke in reference to this article no need to be so touchy, i have read countless times villa fan's slating london and spurs on our site so it's a bit too much to ask us not to return the favour, and slating peoples city/club is all part of the banter between fans, maybe you should talk to your peers and ask them to stop what they are doing and then maybe you won't have to read this 'drivel'
paddypower
Eltoro, it's fair enough you've done well since MO'N came aboard. We had a similar upturn in form when Martin Jol came over and with those two consecutive 5th places. The thing was, we only ever shouted about ourselves to Arsenal and Chelsea fans as they are our city rivals. I'm struggling to think of a time when we went over to Vital Villa or Vital Everton just to tell them they were *****. But the number of Villa fans visiting our forum is just making a lot of us think that many Villa fans don't have the class that goes with a club that's on the up. We know we're not well liked, but the majority of us don't go looking for trouble. It always invariably finds us, as per the start of this thread. The bottom line is, there will never be a rivalry between us, no matter what the many Villa fans visiting our forums try to fashion. You have your way of trying to break the top four, and so do we. It will be an interesting battle. But if many of you are thinking that we'll suddenly develop anti-Villa songs for next season, you're gonna be sadly mistaken.
Othello
Eltoro, it's fair enough you've done well since MO'N came aboard. We had a similar upturn in form when Martin Jol came over and with those two consecutive 5th places. The thing was, we only ever shouted about ourselves to Arsenal and Chelsea fans as they are our city rivals. I'm struggling to think of a time when we went over to Vital Villa or Vital Everton just to tell them they were *****. But the number of Villa fans visiting our forum is just making a lot of us think that many Villa fans don't have the class that goes with a club that's on the up. We know we're not well liked, but the majority of us don't go looking for trouble. It always invariably finds us, as per the start of this thread. The bottom line is, there will never be a rivalry between us, no matter what the many Villa fans visiting our forums try to fashion. You have your way of trying to break the top four, and so do we. It will be an interesting battle. But if many of you are thinking that we'll suddenly develop anti-Villa songs for next season, you're gonna be sadly mistaken.
Othello
have a good season othello, may the best team win.
eltoro
have a good season othello, may the best team win.
eltoro
What is with this Villa obsession with spurs? A positive article on your transfer dealings has to get turned into 'a lets have a dig at tottenham' session in the comments section after weeks of doing so all over spurs' forums and blogs. Is there some sort rivalry which no-one bothered to tell us about because I'm a little confused
Phartman87
What is with this Villa obsession with spurs? A positive article on your transfer dealings has to get turned into 'a lets have a dig at tottenham' session in the comments section after weeks of doing so all over spurs' forums and blogs. Is there some sort rivalry which no-one bothered to tell us about because I'm a little confused
Phartman87
Othello, you guys have only finished in the top 6 twice in 18 years!! We have finished second in this time. If you guys hadn't of finished 5th twice then you wouldn't be even mentioned in the same breath of Villa RE: transfers. I understand that its mainly the media that has created this hype but Harry doesn't help things atall (whatever anyone says)!! Its all banter at the end of the day and you guys don't get on with anyone in London but to say Arsenal and Chelsea without mentioning Westaaam stinks of delusions of grandeur to me. The rivalry between us is due to us taking over from your postition in the league, that you only had for 2 years out of 18 anyway, and a lot of fans of other teams find it strange that you think so highly of yourselves?? The main gripe this summer with us is over the Young transfer which most of your Vital users have assumed that he would relish the thought of doing for some unknown reason. London might be a nicer area than Brum in general but Tottenham certainly isn't. Young player of the year signs for team that just finished top ten and not in Europe, dream on...
Villan444
Othello, you guys have only finished in the top 6 twice in 18 years!! We have finished second in this time. If you guys hadn't of finished 5th twice then you wouldn't be even mentioned in the same breath of Villa RE: transfers. I understand that its mainly the media that has created this hype but Harry doesn't help things atall (whatever anyone says)!! Its all banter at the end of the day and you guys don't get on with anyone in London but to say Arsenal and Chelsea without mentioning Westaaam stinks of delusions of grandeur to me. The rivalry between us is due to us taking over from your postition in the league, that you only had for 2 years out of 18 anyway, and a lot of fans of other teams find it strange that you think so highly of yourselves?? The main gripe this summer with us is over the Young transfer which most of your Vital users have assumed that he would relish the thought of doing for some unknown reason. London might be a nicer area than Brum in general but Tottenham certainly isn't. Young player of the year signs for team that just finished top ten and not in Europe, dream on...
Villan444
Villan444, leaving West Ham out wasn't a sign of delusions. We usually challenge Arsenal and Chelsea for trophies. West Ham is more a local rival. In that same vein, do you consider Walsall and Witton Albion your rivals? The reason we think highly of ourselves is because we only had a bad decade, the 1990s, where we were in financial trouble and bad mismanagement. But still won trophies in that time. We've begun to find our feet again in the last five years so we should be proud of how we're turned things around, when you consider the likes of Nottingham Forest and Leeds, we could have gone the same way as those once-big clubs. The squad we have is certainly capable and just needs the right guidance, as well as a couple of additions. The talk of young was only speculation. The more informed of us backed you when you said he won't be moving, but the fact that a hell of a lot of your fans got wound up by a minority of ours saying the deal was a formality highlighted a few things about Villa fans as a whole. Spurs are still an attractive side to play for and to watch, which is why despite your comparative "success", people still talk about us, especially a lot of other fans. I don't think we really care what the consensus of other clubs' fans are, but it's good to know that we're still thought of and talked about, albeit in not very nice terms. Maybe there is something about us that other clubs strive to have in their own, who knows. And Eltoro, before all this blew up, I used to respect Villa and enjoyed visiting Villa Park a lot as your fans seemed to be bery knowledgeable and friendly compared to the thugs at Birmingham City, so for the decent Villa fans out there and yourself, I wish you a good season as well. Definitely looking forward to the battle!
Othello
eltoro, i seem to have upset you enough to have my post removed, you must be a sad little man if you did'nt understand the point i was making, you must be a great laugh to have drink with, your one of them mugs who want to ban singing and swearing at football matches are ya? people like you should stick to watching cricket, because football seems a bit too much for you to handle.
paddypower
Villan444, leaving West Ham out wasn't a sign of delusions. We usually challenge Arsenal and Chelsea for trophies. West Ham is more a local rival. In that same vein, do you consider Walsall and Witton Albion your rivals? The reason we think highly of ourselves is because we only had a bad decade, the 1990s, where we were in financial trouble and bad mismanagement. But still won trophies in that time. We've begun to find our feet again in the last five years so we should be proud of how we're turned things around, when you consider the likes of Nottingham Forest and Leeds, we could have gone the same way as those once-big clubs. The squad we have is certainly capable and just needs the right guidance, as well as a couple of additions. The talk of young was only speculation. The more informed of us backed you when you said he won't be moving, but the fact that a hell of a lot of your fans got wound up by a minority of ours saying the deal was a formality highlighted a few things about Villa fans as a whole. Spurs are still an attractive side to play for and to watch, which is why despite your comparative "success", people still talk about us, especially a lot of other fans. I don't think we really care what the consensus of other clubs' fans are, but it's good to know that we're still thought of and talked about, albeit in not very nice terms. Maybe there is something about us that other clubs strive to have in their own, who knows. And Eltoro, before all this blew up, I used to respect Villa and enjoyed visiting Villa Park a lot as your fans seemed to be bery knowledgeable and friendly compared to the thugs at Birmingham City, so for the decent Villa fans out there and yourself, I wish you a good season as well. Definitely looking forward to the battle!
Othello
eltoro, i seem to have upset you enough to have my post removed, you must be a sad little man if you did'nt understand the point i was making, you must be a great laugh to have drink with, your one of them mugs who want to ban singing and swearing at football matches are ya? people like you should stick to watching cricket, because football seems a bit too much for you to handle.
paddypower
and to the editors of vital villa, it seems that no one can say anything detrimental about randy learner on here, are you afraid he might read it and then feck off and leave your club in the lurch because he does'nt like being insulted? now that is childish
paddypower
and to the editors of vital villa, it seems that no one can say anything detrimental about randy learner on here, are you afraid he might read it and then feck off and leave your club in the lurch because he does'nt like being insulted? now that is childish
paddypower
Well said Othello. Now if we can all go back to playing nicely everyone can enjoy the build up to the season. COYS!!
JediSpur
Well said Othello. Now if we can all go back to playing nicely everyone can enjoy the build up to the season. COYS!!
JediSpur
Well said Othello, bring on the football.
Villan444
Well said Othello, bring on the football.
Villan444
Villa444: It's also a delusion of grandeur for when you start talking about 'Spurs not beeing in Villa's league' in the premier league era. I think what hurts is that you ARE in our league when you'd rather be actually challenging, we have the same aspirations. The all-time premier lague table has Villa 5th and Spurs 7th with us due to overtake Newcastle this season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_FA_Premier_League_table), so you see we are in the same league of upper midtable obscurity. And to bring up a 1992 solitary top 2 finish to show how great you are is really sad...
Phartman87
Villa444: It's also a delusion of grandeur for when you start talking about 'Spurs not beeing in Villa's league' in the premier league era. I think what hurts is that you ARE in our league when you'd rather be actually challenging, we have the same aspirations. The all-time premier lague table has Villa 5th and Spurs 7th with us due to overtake Newcastle this season (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All-time_FA_Premier_League_table), so you see we are in the same league of upper midtable obscurity. And to bring up a 1992 solitary top 2 finish to show how great you are is really sad...
Phartman87
almost as sad as going on about 2 X fifth place finishes ever(constantly) and if only they didn't eat lasagne that one time ;-D. Seriously though, I know we are very close in all time top division results aswell and I genuinely like to watch Spuz play. Hopefully come end of August, the press will stop stirring and the football will do the talking.......
Villan444
almost as sad as going on about 2 X fifth place finishes ever(constantly) and if only they didn't eat lasagne that one time ;-D. Seriously though, I know we are very close in all time top division results aswell and I genuinely like to watch Spuz play. Hopefully come end of August, the press will stop stirring and the football will do the talking.......
Villan444
Here, here. Villa away on November 28th has never before had so much significance ;-)
Phartman87
Here, here. Villa away on November 28th has never before had so much significance ;-)
Phartman87
"proud to conduct business with you", yeah Ken bates must be laughing all the way to the bank, and the hang on boys I see the mugs from Villa park are going to offer 10m for one of our overrated unproven in EPL.
E17YID
"proud to conduct business with you", yeah Ken bates must be laughing all the way to the bank, and the hang on boys I see the mugs from Villa park are going to offer 10m for one of our overrated unproven in EPL.
E17YID
I don't care. Let's win titles. That's what matters ;-) (discuss)
evoflash
I don't care. Let's win titles. That's what matters ;-) (discuss)
evoflash
Harry Rednappp-integrity an oxy moron if ever there was
Trekker
Harry Rednappp-integrity an oxy moron if ever there was
Trekker
 

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