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Aston Villa have announced the signing of 34-year-old goalkeeper Andy Marshall on a one-year-deal.

And people dare say we've got no ambition in the transfer market, how dare they.

JOKING JOKING, don't get all angry at me... I'm fragile today!

He's been at Norwich, Ipswich Town, Millwall and Coventry so is well travelled.

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 12 2009

Time: 4:03PM

Your Comments

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Stig
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Stig
HA HA... in your face to anyone who said there wouldn't be signings this summer... bet you feel frigging stooopid now...!
The Fear
HA HA... in your face to anyone who said there wouldn't be signings this summer... bet you feel frigging stooopid now...!
The Fear
oh deary me...
olofthegreat
oh deary me...
olofthegreat
I guess this is one of the five quality signings Monny was looking to bring in. Surely were favourites to win the league now!
bazzah
champions league here we come!
Mikey D-Man
I guess this is one of the five quality signings Monny was looking to bring in. Surely were favourites to win the league now!
bazzah
champions league here we come!
Mikey D-Man
LOL... wow... never saw that one coming... Wonder if anyone actually has told andy marshall that he has signed?
Astriel
LOL... wow... never saw that one coming... Wonder if anyone actually has told andy marshall that he has signed?
Astriel
A solid keeper - we at QPR were interested in him, but it seems he thinks he can challenge Friedel - he would have been number one at LR if he'd stuck it out - Radek Cerny isn't very good!
Boxer
A solid keeper - we at QPR were interested in him, but it seems he thinks he can challenge Friedel - he would have been number one at LR if he'd stuck it out - Radek Cerny isn't very good!
Boxer
Should we reading more into this, issue with the long term fitness of Friedel?
capitalvilla
Should we reading more into this, issue with the long term fitness of Friedel?
capitalvilla
capitalvilla- no we sold our #3 in taylor so this is just cover, remember the other season when we had no keepers due to injury and suspension and we had to get that crappy pj wearing gimp from crystal palace, we dont want that again
nemisis
He's just been signed as a 3rd choice. You need a 3rd keeper and now Taylor's gone, MON obviously feels Parish isn't ready yet. That's 2 of the 5 signings he promised, once we get John Fashnu back, he'll only need to get another 2!
claret&blue82
capitalvilla- no we sold our #3 in taylor so this is just cover, remember the other season when we had no keepers due to injury and suspension and we had to get that crappy pj wearing gimp from crystal palace, we dont want that again
nemisis
He's just been signed as a 3rd choice. You need a 3rd keeper and now Taylor's gone, MON obviously feels Parish isn't ready yet. That's 2 of the 5 signings he promised, once we get John Fashnu back, he'll only need to get another 2!
claret&blue82
he is just cover in the event of both brads being injured we will probably never see him play apart from reserve games i just hope that he is not 1 of the 3 more signings that MON spoke about
clarkamus
gabor kiraly was the gimp in the pjs
nemisis
Remember the Number 5 Shirt is free, shall we bank on McGrath partnering the bearded one this season?!
Mikey D-Man
Remember the Number 5 Shirt is free, shall we bank on McGrath partnering the bearded one this season?!
Mikey D-Man
he is just cover in the event of both brads being injured we will probably never see him play apart from reserve games i just hope that he is not 1 of the 3 more signings that MON spoke about
clarkamus
gabor kiraly was the gimp in the pjs
nemisis
Kiraly, lol, who can forget that episode?!?!?
The Fear
Kiraly, lol, who can forget that episode?!?!?
The Fear
Funny we went 1 1/2 seasons with out a single dedicated RB, but now we see the need to get a 3rd choice keeper! Why am I even bothering to comment on this article! Well at least now I can click the latest poll about where we will finish in all faith, of course we will win the league now we have a 3rd choice keeper!
villa_de
Funny we went 1 1/2 seasons with out a single dedicated RB, but now we see the need to get a 3rd choice keeper! Why am I even bothering to comment on this article! Well at least now I can click the latest poll about where we will finish in all faith, of course we will win the league now we have a 3rd choice keeper!
villa_de
would of just kept the two we have, plus parish
..doctorwho..
would of just kept the two we have, plus parish
..doctorwho..
however people tart this signing up, it is just total s.h*te
Stig
however people tart this signing up, it is just total s.h*te
Stig
Surely this isn't a signing that goes towards MON's 4 or 5 more needed. Utter crap!
jsmccue
Surely this isn't a signing that goes towards MON's 4 or 5 more needed. Utter crap!
jsmccue
I actually like Marshall, always have. He is provides us with plenty of experience IF he manages to play a game. Not a bad signing at all, better than that german keeper we were linked to that had no experience of English football
young_jonah
I actually like Marshall, always have. He is provides us with plenty of experience IF he manages to play a game. Not a bad signing at all, better than that german keeper we were linked to that had no experience of English football
young_jonah
just what we need a 34 yr old!! come on MON get some top quality players in!!
houlden
just what we need a 34 yr old!! come on MON get some top quality players in!!
houlden
Another Championship player...so that's 3 Championship players and a League One player in. MON - you owe us Sneijder!!!
olofthegreat
Another Championship player...so that's 3 Championship players and a League One player in. MON - you owe us Sneijder!!!
olofthegreat
"just what we need a 34 yr old". Erm, did you never notice that good keepers are frequently older than outfield players, olof? And just how old do you think Brad Friedel is? If your issue is age, you're way off the mark mate. If it's something else, perhaps you'd have another think about it and post again ...
BobTheBuilder
"just what we need a 34 yr old". Erm, did you never notice that good keepers are frequently older than outfield players, olof? And just how old do you think Brad Friedel is? If your issue is age, you're way off the mark mate. If it's something else, perhaps you'd have another think about it and post again ...
BobTheBuilder
Sorry olof - that post should have been to houlden, not you ... :-(
BobTheBuilder
Sorry olof - that post should have been to houlden, not you ... :-(
BobTheBuilder
how dare you attack the bearded wonder with no good reason! Bloody cowboy builders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)))
The Fear
how dare you attack the bearded wonder with no good reason! Bloody cowboy builders!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :o)))
The Fear
I know he'll never play and it doesnt hurt to have cover but this seems like one of the most pointless signings we've ever made (after Salifou of course)
Pking
I know he'll never play and it doesnt hurt to have cover but this seems like one of the most pointless signings we've ever made (after Salifou of course)
Pking
LOL.... that is all!!
BlueBlood
LOL.... that is all!!
BlueBlood
Sorry Fear, my mistake. The estimate had the wrong name on it ...
BobTheBuilder
Sorry Fear, my mistake. The estimate had the wrong name on it ...
BobTheBuilder
Pking, dont think it is pointless at all, surely he would be a better option than a 19 year old back up keeper? Young keepers are prone to mistakes, if Parish is one for the future then he would benefit from playing somewhere on loan, better he makes his mistakes elsewhere. Marshall like Taylor before him, provides us with an extremely experienced back up keeper should both Brad's be unavailable (which incidentally, is unlikely).
young_jonah
Pking, dont think it is pointless at all, surely he would be a better option than a 19 year old back up keeper? Young keepers are prone to mistakes, if Parish is one for the future then he would benefit from playing somewhere on loan, better he makes his mistakes elsewhere. Marshall like Taylor before him, provides us with an extremely experienced back up keeper should both Brad's be unavailable (which incidentally, is unlikely).
young_jonah
Decent enough, sensible, logical signing. We definitely need three goalkeepers, and following the off-loading of Stuart Taylor to Manchester City, a signing, such as that of Andy Marshall, was always going to be the obvious route to take. Plenty of experience, he will fill the third keeper role perfectly, without being anything of a liability should he be called upon at an important time during the season.
glensider
Decent enough, sensible, logical signing. We definitely need three goalkeepers, and following the off-loading of Stuart Taylor to Manchester City, a signing, such as that of Andy Marshall, was always going to be the obvious route to take. Plenty of experience, he will fill the third keeper role perfectly, without being anything of a liability should he be called upon at an important time during the season.
glensider
 

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