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Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 7

Part seven and I'm sure the last for this year of the summer long torture/transfer thread.

Not been that positive a summer as yet, we live in hope that the next 10 days (transfer window closes 5pm on Tuesday 1 September because the Monday is a bank holiday).

So as with all the others, 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:

The Summer Transfer Thread Part 3

The previous two went to 150 pages or so each so I've closed them as they were getting a bit slow to load! The Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread and Aston Villa Summer Transfer Thread Pt 2

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)
Stephen Warnock from Blackburn Rovers (undisclosed, around £7m)

...Previous Threads:

Part 1 with 215 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 1
Part 2 with 234 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 2
Part 3 with 214 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 3
Part 4 with 210 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 4
Part 5 with 210 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 5
Part 6 with 215 comments: Transfer Thread Pt 6

This is a useful page on Sky Sports which updates all the transfers for all the Premiership clubs: www.skysports.com/football/transfersLets hope this thread brings us the players want and so obviously need to take us through this season. Cross your fingers, on health and safety grounds, please don't hold your breath

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday August 22 2009

Time: 3:59PM

Your Comments

Here we go.... gulp!
The Fear
Here we go.... gulp!
The Fear
I tend to suggest a few players on each of these threads, Iwould love to see how they have got less and less ambitious from 1 to 7. From Hangelaand, Owen and Sneijder. So my list for number 7 is as follows - all realistic, achievable and what we need!! Distin, Warnock, Upson/Wheater, Tuncay and Zaki.
deano.avfc
I tend to suggest a few players on each of these threads, Iwould love to see how they have got less and less ambitious from 1 to 7. From Hangelaand, Owen and Sneijder. So my list for number 7 is as follows - all realistic, achievable and what we need!! Distin, Warnock, Upson/Wheater, Tuncay and Zaki.
deano.avfc
Mon apparently at Wigan v Man Utd today. We after Rooney!?
the fear
Mon apparently at Wigan v Man Utd today. We after Rooney!?
the fear
Scharner again????? As long as it isnt Bramble!! Or is he just watchin coz he cant believe a team Wolves beat could beat us so easily!!
deano.avfc
Scharner again????? As long as it isnt Bramble!! Or is he just watchin coz he cant believe a team Wolves beat could beat us so easily!!
deano.avfc
I hope its Scharner he was class again last week against us.
johnmurphy3112
I hope its Scharner he was class again last week against us.
johnmurphy3112
With Warnock out the Blackburn squad, at MON at the Wigan this Sat does this mean they ARENT actually speaking OR is it already a done deal and perhaps a medical is underway as we speak.... Anyway i think we should all judge MON after the window closes.....fingers crossed for a busy week but will refuse to make a judgement until the window slams shut!!
Northstandlower
With Warnock out the Blackburn squad, at MON at the Wigan this Sat does this mean they ARENT actually speaking OR is it already a done deal and perhaps a medical is underway as we speak.... Anyway i think we should all judge MON after the window closes.....fingers crossed for a busy week but will refuse to make a judgement until the window slams shut!!
Northstandlower
Say we sign 3 more average joes before the window closes does that mean we start winning again or we have 3 more players who can't get a game ? Probably will let 3 more go as well . Lets face it Barry and Laursen replacements aren't coming now the season has started are they ? I mean stop kidding yourself!
villan57
Say we sign 3 more average joes before the window closes does that mean we start winning again or we have 3 more players who can't get a game ? Probably will let 3 more go as well . Lets face it Barry and Laursen replacements aren't coming now the season has started are they ? I mean stop kidding yourself!
villan57
Dissappionted to say the least, still, on track record 24hrs before it closes will be interesting
pksandell
Dissappionted to say the least, still, on track record 24hrs before it closes will be interesting
pksandell
http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10303~1764987,00.html -----------------have a look - seems like Big Sam is annoyed with Warnock?? Will he leave with a sour note?? Its a strange one because it LOOKS like a done deal but no big issue made on official sites, sky, bbc etc. etc. surely it should have more coverage. I know its a 'bigger' deal but everyone knew the impact of Lescott being left out of Everton squad, looks similar here. I just hope we are not tarnished or accused of poaching after the positive PR we got after the Delph deal. Of course its not a major issue but I hate the way Spurs, Man Utd etc. go about transfer business.
deano.avfc
http://www.rovers.co.uk/page/NewsDetail/0,,10303~1764987,00.html -----------------have a look - seems like Big Sam is annoyed with Warnock?? Will he leave with a sour note?? Its a strange one because it LOOKS like a done deal but no big issue made on official sites, sky, bbc etc. etc. surely it should have more coverage. I know its a 'bigger' deal but everyone knew the impact of Lescott being left out of Everton squad, looks similar here. I just hope we are not tarnished or accused of poaching after the positive PR we got after the Delph deal. Of course its not a major issue but I hate the way Spurs, Man Utd etc. go about transfer business.
deano.avfc
I someone signs tomorrow will they be elligable for monday night? And is Freddie Bouma fit yet?
johnmurphy3112
I someone signs tomorrow will they be elligable for monday night? And is Freddie Bouma fit yet?
johnmurphy3112
as far as im aware MON was at the man u game to watch carrick as late replacement for barry.
aussi_avfc
as far as im aware MON was at the man u game to watch carrick as late replacement for barry.
aussi_avfc
carrick wasnt even in the subs. this might make us more likely to place a bid or it means hes part of another deal. like modric or sneijder.
aussi_avfc
carrick wasnt even in the subs. this might make us more likely to place a bid or it means hes part of another deal. like modric or sneijder.
aussi_avfc
carrick would be mint for us. please god
stig
carrick would be mint for us. please god
stig
why wud carrick leave for us from cl team? unless on loan that is. Still can't see it. Warnock is a good signing once done as its quality at LB. What's happening to our CB's and any potential targets/bids? Upson was banded around and Wetspam need the dough. MON was prob watching Scharner and not Manpoo players sadly! Carrick would be a capture for us, even on loan.
holte ender 1969
why wud carrick leave for us from cl team? unless on loan that is. Still can't see it. Warnock is a good signing once done as its quality at LB. What's happening to our CB's and any potential targets/bids? Upson was banded around and Wetspam need the dough. MON was prob watching Scharner and not Manpoo players sadly! Carrick would be a capture for us, even on loan.
holte ender 1969
Still no CB signing and it would appear Wigan are garbage, great!
ant1ant1
Still no CB signing and it would appear Wigan are garbage, great!
ant1ant1
Looks like VDV is Pool bound! Not that we were interested of course. Why would we want cheap ex Madrid players when we can watch Wigans stars! Does Anfield frighten the life out of the rest of you as it does me? I am a die hard fan but a massive GULP is on the way when you compare our squads and our form. Lets play both Brads and leave Heskey out and it just may work!
holte ender 1969
Looks like VDV is Pool bound! Not that we were interested of course. Why would we want cheap ex Madrid players when we can watch Wigans stars! Does Anfield frighten the life out of the rest of you as it does me? I am a die hard fan but a massive GULP is on the way when you compare our squads and our form. Lets play both Brads and leave Heskey out and it just may work!
holte ender 1969
We will be bottom of the table by Monday night, but there is nothing fundamentally wrong with that, well actually opinion is devided on the matter, MON thinks there isn't, everyone else thinks there is
ant1ant1
We will be bottom of the table by Monday night, but there is nothing fundamentally wrong with that, well actually opinion is devided on the matter, MON thinks there isn't, everyone else thinks there is
ant1ant1
imagine if we didnt sign anyone else, haahahaa, no couldnt happen surely, naa i know it couldnt.
..doctorwho..
imagine if we didnt sign anyone else, haahahaa, no couldnt happen surely, naa i know it couldnt.
..doctorwho..
If Real Madrid started giving players away, and these players wanted no wages and turned out to be Villa fans, it would still be touch and go that we would actually sign them up by 1.9.09, we would 'probably maybe look' to do something though, but it would turn out to be 'difficult'
ant1ant1
If Real Madrid started giving players away, and these players wanted no wages and turned out to be Villa fans, it would still be touch and go that we would actually sign them up by 1.9.09, we would 'probably maybe look' to do something though, but it would turn out to be 'difficult'
ant1ant1
we aint getting hangeland or wheater so forget it distin is still a possibility and warnock is more than likely. tbh i would be happy with senderos. think he would do a good job.has alot to prove and would be a good replacement for knight and adds another imo fairly good defender to the ranks. midfield is anyones guess and strikers...well i think we will have to wait until january for that. would ppl be happy with distin/senderos/upson, warnock and another midfielder have no idea who tuncay would be ideal.
aussi_avfc
we aint getting hangeland or wheater so forget it distin is still a possibility and warnock is more than likely. tbh i would be happy with senderos. think he would do a good job.has alot to prove and would be a good replacement for knight and adds another imo fairly good defender to the ranks. midfield is anyones guess and strikers...well i think we will have to wait until january for that. would ppl be happy with distin/senderos/upson, warnock and another midfielder have no idea who tuncay would be ideal.
aussi_avfc
Why do we want players from a team that's just been relegated ??? Is the relegation of said club too subtle a hint for anyone ? Those players shared in responsibility for their club going down ! Downing may turn out to be good, then again he may turn out to be another Salifou. Why aren't we looking abroad, as every other club is ? Almost every day for the last few weeks I've been seeing so-called lower order clubs signing players from Europe and South America.. meh.. where are our scouts, on the moon ?
ExpatVillaShirt
Why do we want players from a team that's just been relegated ??? Is the relegation of said club too subtle a hint for anyone ? Those players shared in responsibility for their club going down ! Downing may turn out to be good, then again he may turn out to be another Salifou. Why aren't we looking abroad, as every other club is ? Almost every day for the last few weeks I've been seeing so-called lower order clubs signing players from Europe and South America.. meh.. where are our scouts, on the moon ?
ExpatVillaShirt
i wreckon warnock would fit in nicely, I could see wilf coming into CB when fit (as he plays when with Holland) and in my opinion would probably be easier on his legs thus getting the best out of him. leaves warnock and shorey to fight it out LB, young and Beye RB, davies, Bouma, cueller plus one more would ease my worries a bit.. just wish we would put some cash down for a decent striker, we looked void of ideas the last match. looking back at what ive already stated, wilf isn't fit, davies keeps popping his shoulder, we need warnock plus two, hangelaand is very much a laursen type player who would be ideal come on MON its bloody 4:44 and im up worrying about our 'improving every year' squad. and im a loyalist!not in the political sense..but a MON rose tinted loyalist
TheFullTilt
i wreckon warnock would fit in nicely, I could see wilf coming into CB when fit (as he plays when with Holland) and in my opinion would probably be easier on his legs thus getting the best out of him. leaves warnock and shorey to fight it out LB, young and Beye RB, davies, Bouma, cueller plus one more would ease my worries a bit.. just wish we would put some cash down for a decent striker, we looked void of ideas the last match. looking back at what ive already stated, wilf isn't fit, davies keeps popping his shoulder, we need warnock plus two, hangelaand is very much a laursen type player who would be ideal come on MON its bloody 4:44 and im up worrying about our 'improving every year' squad. and im a loyalist!not in the political sense..but a MON rose tinted loyalist
TheFullTilt
Links today - L.Young & Turner swap, Dunne £6m, Distin £4m and Warnock. Dont think the swap will happen but the others are quite likely I suppose. Apparently Krancjar is available for £8m - now he would be interesting!!
deano.avfc
Links today - L.Young & Turner swap, Dunne £6m, Distin £4m and Warnock. Dont think the swap will happen but the others are quite likely I suppose. Apparently Krancjar is available for £8m - now he would be interesting!!
deano.avfc
krancjar would be brilliant, Turner and Distin would be my choices
ant1ant1
krancjar would be brilliant, Turner and Distin would be my choices
ant1ant1
mon at the west ham v spuds game
nemisis
mon at the west ham v spuds game
nemisis
how many times we need 2 centre backs, a left back, creative midfielder and a 4ward with just over a week 2 go, cant see it happening although we live in hope.
astonsteve
how many times we need 2 centre backs, a left back, creative midfielder and a 4ward with just over a week 2 go, cant see it happening although we live in hope.
astonsteve
Everton apparently after defour, splashing cash from lescott already, why do we not put in rival 24million for lescott, villa fan??? could swing it.
pksandell
Everton apparently after defour, splashing cash from lescott already, why do we not put in rival 24million for lescott, villa fan??? could swing it.
pksandell
and if they have to sell him, Everton would love to sell him to anyone other than Man City now (they are reporting Citeh for their 'tapping up' of the player) Trouble is sounds like he has set his heart on a move to City and with the players they are buying and the ambition they are showing, you can understand why, they will win things with a decent team and a decent manager, or at least be in with a very good shout.
The Fear
and if they have to sell him, Everton would love to sell him to anyone other than Man City now (they are reporting Citeh for their 'tapping up' of the player) Trouble is sounds like he has set his heart on a move to City and with the players they are buying and the ambition they are showing, you can understand why, they will win things with a decent team and a decent manager, or at least be in with a very good shout.
The Fear
Apparentley niko kranjar is for sale at 8mil,would that be a good shout in the middle of our creative-less midfield?
woodsterooney
Apparentley niko kranjar is for sale at 8mil,would that be a good shout in the middle of our creative-less midfield?
woodsterooney
what happened to defour?! i haven;t heard about him in ages. Looking at O'neill expendatures since he took over, it adds up to 100mil and i cant see 100mil of quality in our squad. I think we really need players to Carews ability and Milners attitude. Its just that they are very hard to come by
arc1988
what happened to defour?! i haven;t heard about him in ages. Looking at O'neill expendatures since he took over, it adds up to 100mil and i cant see 100mil of quality in our squad. I think we really need players to Carews ability and Milners attitude. Its just that they are very hard to come by
arc1988
Krankjar is a very decent player, good price at 8M
..doctorwho..
Krankjar is a very decent player, good price at 8M
..doctorwho..
Lescott has been offered £100,000 a week, villa fan or not he wouldn't come to us. And I don't blame him.
johnmurphy3112
Lescott has been offered £100,000 a week, villa fan or not he wouldn't come to us. And I don't blame him.
johnmurphy3112
To be honest anything more than 9m would be a joke for the guy!!
deano.avfc
To be honest anything more than 9m would be a joke for the guy!!
deano.avfc
This season wont be the same as last season, were probably the equivalent to fulham, meaning about a 7th place finish if were lucky, and remember everton and tottenham doesnt look like theyll be mediocre this season as the yhave been in previous seasons and we cant kid ourselves like man city arent gunna finish above us, because nowadays you damn near have to buy success in the form of good players, we have ***** all players and MON is talkin that same start of season siht saying "were working on afew things if we can get in players that will be good im after the quality not quantity" im sick of scouring the net for tabloid newspapers rumours and clinging on to them to see if theyre true...MON trying to silence the boo boys we have every damn right to boo right now, not much to cheer atm, hes got to stop being delusional because i feel this season will show us just how much improvemt our squad really needs. mediocre seasn means ashley young will get tired of it all and go to a bigger club as will other valued players like milner etc., if anythings gunna happen it needs to happen this season, but i cant help but feel if at anytime it was gunna happen, it was last season.
AussieVilla
This season wont be the same as last season, were probably the equivalent to fulham, meaning about a 7th place finish if were lucky, and remember everton and tottenham doesnt look like theyll be mediocre this season as the yhave been in previous seasons and we cant kid ourselves like man city arent gunna finish above us, because nowadays you damn near have to buy success in the form of good players, we have ***** all players and MON is talkin that same start of season siht saying "were working on afew things if we can get in players that will be good im after the quality not quantity" im sick of scouring the net for tabloid newspapers rumours and clinging on to them to see if theyre true...MON trying to silence the boo boys we have every damn right to boo right now, not much to cheer atm, hes got to stop being delusional because i feel this season will show us just how much improvemt our squad really needs. mediocre seasn means ashley young will get tired of it all and go to a bigger club as will other valued players like milner etc., if anythings gunna happen it needs to happen this season, but i cant help but feel if at anytime it was gunna happen, it was last season.
AussieVilla
Dunne and Warnock and Jenas .. ill be happy. Striker in a perfect world but hay
mattyh1986
Dunne and Warnock and Jenas .. ill be happy. Striker in a perfect world but hay
mattyh1986
I have come to the conclusion that MON hasn't got the bottle to go out and get top quality players, that or simply the money isn't there. Ok, we have spent some money but we have lost players too and in effect we are worse off than our thread bare squad from last season. We have gone backwards bigtime and who can blame players for not having their heart in it if the manager wont invest Apart from his mega bucks wage Barry knew this of MON and that he was all talk and little action in the market. Last year was our best for sometime and we will not get anywhere near top six this year and that riles me as we have had plenty of time. Time for a fudging "rabbit out of the hat" time!
holte ender 1969
I have come to the conclusion that MON hasn't got the bottle to go out and get top quality players, that or simply the money isn't there. Ok, we have spent some money but we have lost players too and in effect we are worse off than our thread bare squad from last season. We have gone backwards bigtime and who can blame players for not having their heart in it if the manager wont invest Apart from his mega bucks wage Barry knew this of MON and that he was all talk and little action in the market. Last year was our best for sometime and we will not get anywhere near top six this year and that riles me as we have had plenty of time. Time for a fudging "rabbit out of the hat" time!
holte ender 1969
Mattyh1986 we need 2 more centre backs.
astonsteve
Mattyh1986 we need 2 more centre backs.
astonsteve
Mattyh1986, do you think Dunne is any better than Zat Knight was?
johnmurphy3112
Mattyh1986, do you think Dunne is any better than Zat Knight was?
johnmurphy3112
Im sure Gareth Barry has absolutley no regrets now!! I can fully understand the (non-financial) reasons for leaving!! Bringing in 4 non-Premiership players!!
deano.avfc
Im sure Gareth Barry has absolutley no regrets now!! I can fully understand the (non-financial) reasons for leaving!! Bringing in 4 non-Premiership players!!
deano.avfc
Apparently we are in advanced negotiations with a CB - but which one??? The Mirror has us talking to Steven Taylor, the Telegraph has us with James Collins!! Who would you rather have?? Id rather have Wheater, Hangelaand, Huth or Distin!!!
deano.avfc
Apparently we are in advanced negotiations with a CB - but which one??? The Mirror has us talking to Steven Taylor, the Telegraph has us with James Collins!! Who would you rather have?? Id rather have Wheater, Hangelaand, Huth or Distin!!!
deano.avfc
Hangeland and Distin 4 me or maybe Upson, Taylor ok as a back up Collins no way although my gut feeling is its Collins as mon was at the game on sunday.
astonsteve
Hangeland and Distin 4 me or maybe Upson, Taylor ok as a back up Collins no way although my gut feeling is its Collins as mon was at the game on sunday.
astonsteve
Turner I'm hoping, Collins I'm fearing
ant1ant1
Turner I'm hoping, Collins I'm fearing
ant1ant1
Citeh have bought 2 defenders today silvinho and lescott. Dunne will be on his way, I hope we dont get him. not good enough.
johnmurphy3112
Citeh have bought 2 defenders today silvinho and lescott. Dunne will be on his way, I hope we dont get him. not good enough.
johnmurphy3112
well well, who would have thought! what an extradordinaty performance from the villa boys, our defence looked superb tonight!! Crisis what crisis?
mattyh1986
well well, who would have thought! what an extradordinaty performance from the villa boys, our defence looked superb tonight!! Crisis what crisis?
mattyh1986
lets not use this result as an excuse not to add players, MON!!!!
pksandell
lets not use this result as an excuse not to add players, MON!!!!
pksandell
Im happy to eat humble pie. Brilliant lads well chuffed.
johnmurphy3112
Im happy to eat humble pie. Brilliant lads well chuffed.
johnmurphy3112
Keep the faith you doubters!!! Still need additions tho. Well done lads. Cant stop smilin! ;)
Raunds Villain
Keep the faith you doubters!!! Still need additions tho. Well done lads. Cant stop smilin! ;)
Raunds Villain
good man johnmurphy I retract the comment I made about you the other day.Hopefully we can build on this on Thursday,and that the fans remain calm if we dont score an early goal.
Pking
good man johnmurphy I retract the comment I made about you the other day.Hopefully we can build on this on Thursday,and that the fans remain calm if we dont score an early goal.
Pking
after ranting about how it doesnt look good, that win at liverpool is a quick reminder of hope, and how we can pull that bit of magic out of nowhere sometimes. hopefully they keep goin the way that we know they can and hopefully theyll ad to the squad
AussieVilla
after ranting about how it doesnt look good, that win at liverpool is a quick reminder of hope, and how we can pull that bit of magic out of nowhere sometimes. hopefully they keep goin the way that we know they can and hopefully theyll ad to the squad
AussieVilla
Feel quilty 4 doubting!!
astonsteve
Feel quilty 4 doubting!!
astonsteve
with the toffees buying Diniyar Bilyaletdinov does that mean we have free range over defour van der vaart kranjcar etc. hope so. think warnock will sign today followed by distin who has handed in a transfer request and taylor then an AM and a ST for dessert if mons in the mood for a top 4 finish. dindane which we were linked with earlier has joined portsmouth. all gabby can do is run and if carew's toe itches for much longer we need another and love would be ideal him and carew would be a force. ins warnock 8m,disin 4m taylor6-7m AM(defour).12-15 depending what he is willing to spend on love say 12mil. thats 42mil. y not. it adds way more quality than what we bought with 50 mil last year. so far weve spent say 5mil net. thats 47 give or take.watevs he'll get that money back through tickets if he has that squad. wow!! top 3 here we come
aussi_avfc
with the toffees buying Diniyar Bilyaletdinov does that mean we have free range over defour van der vaart kranjcar etc. hope so. think warnock will sign today followed by distin who has handed in a transfer request and taylor then an AM and a ST for dessert if mons in the mood for a top 4 finish. dindane which we were linked with earlier has joined portsmouth. all gabby can do is run and if carew's toe itches for much longer we need another and love would be ideal him and carew would be a force. ins warnock 8m,disin 4m taylor6-7m AM(defour).12-15 depending what he is willing to spend on love say 12mil. thats 42mil. y not. it adds way more quality than what we bought with 50 mil last year. so far weve spent say 5mil net. thats 47 give or take.watevs he'll get that money back through tickets if he has that squad. wow!! top 3 here we come
aussi_avfc
since weve been linked with defour i have watched him alot. well worth a 12mil bid. taylor will be class. distin adds a a quality seasoned defender with leadership and warnock to give shorey a run 4 his money. love would be a dream.
aussi_avfc
since weve been linked with defour i have watched him alot. well worth a 12mil bid. taylor will be class. distin adds a a quality seasoned defender with leadership and warnock to give shorey a run 4 his money. love would be a dream.
aussi_avfc
Distin hands in transfer request. Surely he'll be in place by the weekend.
evoflash
Distin hands in transfer request. Surely he'll be in place by the weekend.
evoflash
christian poulsen is also avaliable
aussi_avfc
christian poulsen is also avaliable
aussi_avfc
Well that was a surprise worth waiting for. Well done MON for going back to 351. Heskey must stay on the bench. Still need additions mind you so fingers crossed. UTV.
holte ender 1969
Well that was a surprise worth waiting for. Well done MON for going back to 351. Heskey must stay on the bench. Still need additions mind you so fingers crossed. UTV.
holte ender 1969
Hey - johnmurphy3112 - don't suppose you've got any of that humblie pie left? I need to eat some but my misses is a s***e cook!. Will done to MON and the boys - I just love coming into work the morning after nights like that!. Now let's hope we have some good quality arrivals soon, we still need to strengthen in defence, midfield and attack - lasts nights excellent result has not changed that.
26.05.82
Hey - johnmurphy3112 - don't suppose you've got any of that humblie pie left? I need to eat some but my misses is a s***e cook!. Will done to MON and the boys - I just love coming into work the morning after nights like that!. Now let's hope we have some good quality arrivals soon, we still need to strengthen in defence, midfield and attack - lasts nights excellent result has not changed that.
26.05.82
DISTIN HANDS IN TRANSFER REQUEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
DISTIN HANDS IN TRANSFER REQUEST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Stig
villa make bid for distan, on skysports news!
nemisis
villa make bid for distan, on skysports news!
nemisis
the timing of the bid and transfer request must signal that he wants to come to us. would be a solid signing along with warnock and possibly another midfielder or striker
pauled177
the timing of the bid and transfer request must signal that he wants to come to us. would be a solid signing along with warnock and possibly another midfielder or striker
pauled177
Yes I like Distin - always have, even after he scored against us 2 seasons back :(
The Usual Suspect
Yes I like Distin - always have, even after he scored against us 2 seasons back :(
The Usual Suspect
Portsmouth denying Distin has handed in a transfer request, if he does sign i will be pleased, also need another centre back together with Warnock 4 left back, can also see us getting Jenas, and being really greedy would love us to get Tuncay, its gonna be a busy week folks. HOPEFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
Portsmouth denying Distin has handed in a transfer request, if he does sign i will be pleased, also need another centre back together with Warnock 4 left back, can also see us getting Jenas, and being really greedy would love us to get Tuncay, its gonna be a busy week folks. HOPEFULLY!!!!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
Distin would be a good addition but at 31 he's not a Laursen replacement, so I would still like to see a colossus at the back. But no negativity, if Distin joins its a good signing.
johnmurphy3112
Distin would be a good addition but at 31 he's not a Laursen replacement, so I would still like to see a colossus at the back. But no negativity, if Distin joins its a good signing.
johnmurphy3112
Wasn't Laursen 31? I think Distin would be a welcome addition adding much needed beef at the back
tarzan
Wasn't Laursen 31? I think Distin would be a welcome addition adding much needed beef at the back
tarzan
Hoepfully he's our Zat Knight replacement and not our Laursen replacement.........
son_of_cher
Hoepfully he's our Zat Knight replacement and not our Laursen replacement.........
son_of_cher
Distin will be a quality addition. and a left footer aswell - look forward to seing him against fulham on sunday.
Stig
Distin will be a quality addition. and a left footer aswell - look forward to seing him against fulham on sunday.
Stig
Its great to see a hint of optimism back in our camp! Obviously we shouldn't get too carried away, but i just wanna say a great performance tactically, hats off to o'neill and i think players like sidwell, reo and shorey can feel proud of themselves and really stake that claim for a first team place! There isn't a gareth barry anymore and i believe that opens us up to a few more options. Well done MON and the villa boys
arc1988
Its great to see a hint of optimism back in our camp! Obviously we shouldn't get too carried away, but i just wanna say a great performance tactically, hats off to o'neill and i think players like sidwell, reo and shorey can feel proud of themselves and really stake that claim for a first team place! There isn't a gareth barry anymore and i believe that opens us up to a few more options. Well done MON and the villa boys
arc1988
Id still love to see Tuncay
Pking
Id still love to see Tuncay
Pking
I would be happy to see 2 from Hangeland/distin/upson/warnock. But if Curtis and Carlos (that actually 'sounds' like a succesful defensive partnership) can maintain the form they showed last night and they stay injury free (doubtful with davies shoulder!) then any CB's we get now might not even get a look in!! I think we're pretty strong and the midfield is sorted as long as we play 5 in the middle (please, MON, stick with the 4-5-1). But i still think we need a proven out and out goal scorer/poacher. just don't know who ?
AV-Damo
I would be happy to see 2 from Hangeland/distin/upson/warnock. But if Curtis and Carlos (that actually 'sounds' like a succesful defensive partnership) can maintain the form they showed last night and they stay injury free (doubtful with davies shoulder!) then any CB's we get now might not even get a look in!! I think we're pretty strong and the midfield is sorted as long as we play 5 in the middle (please, MON, stick with the 4-5-1). But i still think we need a proven out and out goal scorer/poacher. just don't know who ?
AV-Damo
If we stay at 4-5-1 how long will it be before people start complaining that we are predictable and teams can figure us out?
Pking
If we stay at 4-5-1 how long will it be before people start complaining that we are predictable and teams can figure us out?
Pking
4-5-1 suits the team/players we have. when we play 4-4-2 it just seems like its to accommodate Heskey and we struggle (i'm not being negative here, but Heskey hasn't been banging them in for fun since he joined us has he?) Gabby, to be fair, runs is ass off every time he plays but, again, he's struggled to find the net regularly, Carew's our best striker but he's injury/sickness prone. Like i said 'i'm not being negative' and i like all 3 of them (except Heskey!) Hence my comment about needing another striker.
AV-Damo
4-5-1 suits the team/players we have. when we play 4-4-2 it just seems like its to accommodate Heskey and we struggle (i'm not being negative here, but Heskey hasn't been banging them in for fun since he joined us has he?) Gabby, to be fair, runs is ass off every time he plays but, again, he's struggled to find the net regularly, Carew's our best striker but he's injury/sickness prone. Like i said 'i'm not being negative' and i like all 3 of them (except Heskey!) Hence my comment about needing another striker.
AV-Damo
well the player did there job. all we need now is for m.o.n to do his
one match ban
well the player did there job. all we need now is for m.o.n to do his
one match ban
ANOTHER NEW SIGNING: GKrulak; Stig. I asked about Bouma today. He was working out on Friday...and looked good. We will bring him along slowly...get a few good practices and maybe a couple of reserve games under his belt before we ask him to join the 1st team. He has been a superb "patient" and has been working very hard to get well. BOUMA BOOOOUMA BOOOUMMMAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
stig
ANOTHER NEW SIGNING: GKrulak; Stig. I asked about Bouma today. He was working out on Friday...and looked good. We will bring him along slowly...get a few good practices and maybe a couple of reserve games under his belt before we ask him to join the 1st team. He has been a superb "patient" and has been working very hard to get well. BOUMA BOOOOUMA BOOOUMMMAAAAAAAAGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
stig
Allegedly we've agreed a £6M fee with Citeh for Richard Dunne. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1209044/Dunne-set-Eastlands-exit-Villa-agree-splash-6m-City-skipper.html?ITO=1490
26.05.82
Allegedly we've agreed a £6M fee with Citeh for Richard Dunne. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-1209044/Dunne-set-Eastlands-exit-Villa-agree-splash-6m-City-skipper.html?ITO=1490
26.05.82
Reports today reckon Distin off to Everton instead of us,can anyone explain why we`ve left everything so late ?
ASPINALL
Reports today reckon Distin off to Everton instead of us,can anyone explain why we`ve left everything so late ?
ASPINALL
if that is true, it will just compund, for me, just how stupid martin oneill is in the transfer window.
Stig
if that is true, it will just compund, for me, just how stupid martin oneill is in the transfer window.
Stig
Stig at the end of the day none of us know who mon has bid 4, there is nothin concrete on everton buying Distin, or us 4 that matter, only a few more days to hold tight, we need to ignore the rumours and just wait 4 an annoucment, i only ever trust skysports.
astonsteve
Stig at the end of the day none of us know who mon has bid 4, there is nothin concrete on everton buying Distin, or us 4 that matter, only a few more days to hold tight, we need to ignore the rumours and just wait 4 an annoucment, i only ever trust skysports.
astonsteve
I hope there's no truth in ethe Dunne rumour.
johnmurphy3112
I hope there's no truth in ethe Dunne rumour.
johnmurphy3112
Transfer crazy down at Bodymoor...Warnock, Distin, Dunne, Defour, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko....
bentonm
Transfer crazy down at Bodymoor...Warnock, Distin, Dunne, Defour, Bentley, Pavlyuchenko....
bentonm
They said on SSN that Villa and Everton have agreed fees for him.But Distin has friends in the North West from his time at City.
Pking
They said on SSN that Villa and Everton have agreed fees for him.But Distin has friends in the North West from his time at City.
Pking
Improved bid for Warnock reported......
bentonm
Improved bid for Warnock reported......
bentonm
Should see Warnock that Chimbonda has gone to Blackburn. Saw that on sky as well Pking.
astonsteve
Should see Warnock that Chimbonda has gone to Blackburn. Saw that on sky as well Pking.
astonsteve
From avfc.co.uk : "Villa can confirm they are in discussions with Blackburn Rovers over the transfer of Stephen Warnock."
delirium
From avfc.co.uk : "Villa can confirm they are in discussions with Blackburn Rovers over the transfer of Stephen Warnock."
delirium
Warnock & Dunne in today ...Distin b4 Vienna!!!
bentonm
Warnock & Dunne in today ...Distin b4 Vienna!!!
bentonm
You just beat me to it delirium, bentonm, how do u know this or is it good guess work or do u know mon brothers sisters brothers fathers brothers sister.
astonsteve
You just beat me to it delirium, bentonm, how do u know this or is it good guess work or do u know mon brothers sisters brothers fathers brothers sister.
astonsteve
If we pull off the coup that MON is planning I'll let you know on the Tuesday.....Heard the rumour that Shorey will be heading to Blackburn to soften the Warnock. More money needed for the major jigsaw piece in the team !!! Future's bright....the futures ORANGE....and Claret and Blue!!!
bentonm
If we pull off the coup that MON is planning I'll let you know on the Tuesday.....Heard the rumour that Shorey will be heading to Blackburn to soften the Warnock. More money needed for the major jigsaw piece in the team !!! Future's bright....the futures ORANGE....and Claret and Blue!!!
bentonm
dunne negotiations at an advanced stage - trust me on that.
Stig
dunne negotiations at an advanced stage - trust me on that.
Stig
I would prefer Distin to be honest, how do u know this stig, not sure on Dunne suppose i would be happy with both!!!
astonsteve
I would prefer Distin to be honest, how do u know this stig, not sure on Dunne suppose i would be happy with both!!!
astonsteve
Stig & Bentonm - hope you're info is reliable and correct, particularly yours bentomn - sounds very interesting!!!!!!
26.05.82
Stig & Bentonm - hope you're info is reliable and correct, particularly yours bentomn - sounds very interesting!!!!!!
26.05.82
North West corrispondent on SSN just said he doesnt see Dunne going anywhere this window.
Pking
North West corrispondent on SSN just said he doesnt see Dunne going anywhere this window.
Pking
How bloody nerve racking is this!!
Villian1
How bloody nerve racking is this!!
Villian1
I know, I just the feckers holding up the shirts now!!!!! Then we will know!!!!
erv2005
I know, I just the feckers holding up the shirts now!!!!! Then we will know!!!!
erv2005
steve; source in the media. generally he is very accurate.
Stig
steve; source in the media. generally he is very accurate.
Stig
But that said I would rather Distin. But I wouldnt complain about having both. As for the North West correspondant on SSN, Mark Hughes has practically put him in the shop window, comments yesterday saying he expects interest to grow massively over the next few days for Dunne now they have Lesscott.
Stig
But that said I would rather Distin. But I wouldnt complain about having both. As for the North West correspondant on SSN, Mark Hughes has practically put him in the shop window, comments yesterday saying he expects interest to grow massively over the next few days for Dunne now they have Lesscott.
Stig
Cheers stig.
astonsteve
Cheers stig.
astonsteve
It seems Everton will get Distin,I wonder what happened to Goian the Romanian CB.Could be another Hangaland
Pking
It seems Everton will get Distin,I wonder what happened to Goian the Romanian CB.Could be another Hangaland
Pking
Why is everyone sooooo convinced he will go to everton? dont get it. We are a bigger club, and he will play regulally wearing the number 5 !?!?!?!?!?!
Stig
Why is everyone sooooo convinced he will go to everton? dont get it. We are a bigger club, and he will play regulally wearing the number 5 !?!?!?!?!?!
Stig
Sneijder has apparently signed for Inter..
delirium
Sneijder has apparently signed for Inter..
delirium
Bentonm, chimbonda has gone to blackburn so Im sure Shorey wont be going there. Think maybe you're just random guessing like the rest of us!!
johnmurphy3112
Bentonm, chimbonda has gone to blackburn so Im sure Shorey wont be going there. Think maybe you're just random guessing like the rest of us!!
johnmurphy3112
JM3112....Chimbonda RB though he can play thoughout the back line....they really need a LB....Shorey fits the bill. Think he's looking to get out of the nightmare he's having at VP. He just hasn't gelled in the squad....
bentonm
JM3112....Chimbonda RB though he can play thoughout the back line....they really need a LB....Shorey fits the bill. Think he's looking to get out of the nightmare he's having at VP. He just hasn't gelled in the squad....
bentonm
His comments in the B'ham Mail last night were "I am ready for Warnock" - hardly the mind set or words of a man looking to get out. That said if Oneill agrees a fee for him, it isnt his choice, unless he refuses personal terms of course.
Stig
His comments in the B'ham Mail last night were "I am ready for Warnock" - hardly the mind set or words of a man looking to get out. That said if Oneill agrees a fee for him, it isnt his choice, unless he refuses personal terms of course.
Stig
Just wondering if we have scouts outside of england? Surely buying a top player is better than buying a player that can't get into a competitor clubs side? Our best defender bouma and striker Carew and midfielder petrov are all non-british... Isn't it worth a pop at a top young spanish/dutch/ italian/brazilian starlet???
Astriel
Just wondering if we have scouts outside of england? Surely buying a top player is better than buying a player that can't get into a competitor clubs side? Our best defender bouma and striker Carew and midfielder petrov are all non-british... Isn't it worth a pop at a top young spanish/dutch/ italian/brazilian starlet???
Astriel
or belgian
aussi_avfc
or belgian
aussi_avfc
"Middlesbrough's Robert Huth is set for a medical at Stoke ahead of a £6million move, Sky Sources understand..." Not sure we were ever after him, but it's another CB gone.....
splatt
"Middlesbrough's Robert Huth is set for a medical at Stoke ahead of a £6million move, Sky Sources understand..." Not sure we were ever after him, but it's another CB gone.....
splatt
and Tuncay as well splatt i would be happy with both of those.
astonsteve
and Tuncay as well splatt i would be happy with both of those.
astonsteve
13.05 Stephen Warnock is undergoing a medical ahead of his move to Aston Villa, skysports.com understands. A good addition to the squad, will defo push Shorey for 1st team place
splatt
13.05 Stephen Warnock is undergoing a medical ahead of his move to Aston Villa, skysports.com understands. A good addition to the squad, will defo push Shorey for 1st team place
splatt
push shorey? warnock wont have to do alot then.
Stig
push shorey? warnock wont have to do alot then.
Stig
just heard (was from a bluenose tho', so might be a wind up!) a rumour about a swap deal involving Carew and Pavlychenko !? any truth in that ? would be a good move ... (but only if Carew is spelled H...E...S...K...E...Y) !!!
AV-Damo
just heard (was from a bluenose tho', so might be a wind up!) a rumour about a swap deal involving Carew and Pavlychenko !? any truth in that ? would be a good move ... (but only if Carew is spelled H...E...S...K...E...Y) !!!
AV-Damo
Tucay going to Stoke
astonsteve
Tucay going to Stoke
astonsteve
two LOL's from AV-Damo today... making a grumpy old git like me laugh, top marks!
The Fear
two LOL's from AV-Damo today... making a grumpy old git like me laugh, top marks!
The Fear
DUNNE ON HIS WAY TO BODYMOOR.
Stig
DUNNE ON HIS WAY TO BODYMOOR.
Stig
Stig now on official website Dunne on his way to Bodymoor Heath.
astonsteve
Stig now on official website Dunne on his way to Bodymoor Heath.
astonsteve
Only 5 days to go and we have still got Harewood!!!
Villan444
Only 5 days to go and we have still got Harewood!!!
Villan444
Only 5 days to go and Harewood has still got our No. 9 shirt !!!
Villan444
Only 5 days to go and Harewood has still got our No. 9 shirt !!!
Villan444
Dunne is Irish ..... he's old ....... he can't run ........ he's got the turning circle of a barge ........ remind you of anyone ?? I SAID OOOH AAAH RICHARD DUNNE, I SAID OO... ......... no, me neither!
AV-Damo
Dunne is Irish ..... he's old ....... he can't run ........ he's got the turning circle of a barge ........ remind you of anyone ?? I SAID OOOH AAAH RICHARD DUNNE, I SAID OO... ......... no, me neither!
AV-Damo
thanks for the kind words Mr Fear ! Just trying to inject a little light hearted relief into proceedings !
AV-Damo
thanks for the kind words Mr Fear ! Just trying to inject a little light hearted relief into proceedings !
AV-Damo
warnock signed 4 year deal
1982benny
warnock signed 4 year deal
1982benny
There's a "Warnock exclusive" video on avfc.co.uk...looks like we've got the player, then :)
delirium
There's a "Warnock exclusive" video on avfc.co.uk...looks like we've got the player, then :)
delirium
Its officially on the avfc website now that warnock has signed and is to be "paraded" before tonights match. UTV
leeb25
Its officially on the avfc website now that warnock has signed and is to be "paraded" before tonights match. UTV
leeb25
WHY WHY WHY havent we gone for Tuncay??? You cant tell me Carew, Gabby and Heskey are gonna score enough goals. We NEED a goalscorer. Ashton anyone????
Raunds Villain
WHY WHY WHY havent we gone for Tuncay??? You cant tell me Carew, Gabby and Heskey are gonna score enough goals. We NEED a goalscorer. Ashton anyone????
Raunds Villain
Rumours say that Dean Ashton is about to retire from football. I don't remember where I read that from...
delirium
Rumours say that Dean Ashton is about to retire from football. I don't remember where I read that from...
delirium
All right, it was in the Mirror... injury prone player, still. :(
delirium
All right, it was in the Mirror... injury prone player, still. :(
delirium
Was an england international though. Must be cheap. Im happy with Warnock as i think he's a solid LB (unlike Shorey, bless him). Dunne not my 1st choice but whatever way you look at it, he's still better than Zat Knight!
Raunds Villain
Was an england international though. Must be cheap. Im happy with Warnock as i think he's a solid LB (unlike Shorey, bless him). Dunne not my 1st choice but whatever way you look at it, he's still better than Zat Knight!
Raunds Villain
Guess we don't need such a big squad now anyway...
Ams78
Guess we don't need such a big squad now anyway...
Ams78
SELL HESKEY!
26.05.82
Thought the boys showed signs of an improvement tonight. For god sake why did we play 4-4-2 and why oh why did Heskey play, he is a totally useless waste of space and a distraction for MON who continues to put the totally ineffective lump in the team. SELL HESKEY!
26.05.82
Thought the boys showed signs of an improvement tonight. For god sake why did we play 4-4-2 and why oh why did Heskey play, he is a totally useless waste of space and a distraction for MON who continues to put the totally ineffective lump in the team. SELL HESKEY!
26.05.82
SELL HESKEY!
26.05.82
absolutely gutted! can somebody tell me what the hell Heskey bought to the team tonight. Man really put a damper on the season for me feeel really deflated dispite the gloomy transfer window I was really looking forward to this season and now its lost its edge. Very sad villa fan 2 night, there is nothing like a good european football evening be it gettin all excited at work to watch on the tellie in the evening or rocking up to VP and enjoying the special atmospher like the Ajax game. Sigh :-(
mattyh1986
absolutely gutted! can somebody tell me what the hell Heskey bought to the team tonight. Man really put a damper on the season for me feeel really deflated dispite the gloomy transfer window I was really looking forward to this season and now its lost its edge. Very sad villa fan 2 night, there is nothing like a good european football evening be it gettin all excited at work to watch on the tellie in the evening or rocking up to VP and enjoying the special atmospher like the Ajax game. Sigh :-(
mattyh1986
Are we still as an attractive club to join now with no European footy on offer? We could have had nights against the likes of Celtic, Galatasary, Roma, Lazio.
ams78
Are we still as an attractive club to join now with no European footy on offer? We could have had nights against the likes of Celtic, Galatasary, Roma, Lazio.
ams78
Please MON sign a decent centre back, a creative midfielder and a goal scorer, no more championship fodder, or relegated former premiership players, or premiership players from the bottom half of the table. Please MON realise there’s life and decent players beyond the UK. You might even look as far as South America, I know you might be surprised but the South Americans are actually quite good at football, go on, have a look, you might be pleasantly surprised!!!! Have a word with those scouts you pay good money to, you never know, all your preconceptions might be wrong, there just might be great players outside the UK.
26.05.82
Please MON sign a decent centre back, a creative midfielder and a goal scorer, no more championship fodder, or relegated former premiership players, or premiership players from the bottom half of the table. Please MON realise there’s life and decent players beyond the UK. You might even look as far as South America, I know you might be surprised but the South Americans are actually quite good at football, go on, have a look, you might be pleasantly surprised!!!! Have a word with those scouts you pay good money to, you never know, all your preconceptions might be wrong, there just might be great players outside the UK.
26.05.82
Thats not the issue, we have a good team Dunne and Warnock will substantially improve the DEF , carlos and curtis have been outstanding. Petrov and Delph along with Sidwell and Reo-Coker all brillient in the engine room, Milner and Ashley with Downing and Albrighton , cant fault it. Gabi and Carew, good but Heskey! he simply doesnt cut it, the team will be absolutely fine now these 2 lads have come in but more than midfield we need a goal scorer.
mattyh1986
Thats not the issue, we have a good team Dunne and Warnock will substantially improve the DEF , carlos and curtis have been outstanding. Petrov and Delph along with Sidwell and Reo-Coker all brillient in the engine room, Milner and Ashley with Downing and Albrighton , cant fault it. Gabi and Carew, good but Heskey! he simply doesnt cut it, the team will be absolutely fine now these 2 lads have come in but more than midfield we need a goal scorer.
mattyh1986
mattyh1986 without a shadow of a doubt we need a creative midfielder, a goal scorer and a CB. That is, if we want to finish in the top 6 - otherwise I agree with you.
26.05.82
mattyh1986 without a shadow of a doubt we need a creative midfielder, a goal scorer and a CB. That is, if we want to finish in the top 6 - otherwise I agree with you.
26.05.82
Get off Heskys back 26.05.82 yes he was very poor and shouldnt of played but while he is in a VILLA shirt i will support him, yes it was me that called u a muppet and i stand by that, u have totally gone overboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
Get off Heskys back 26.05.82 yes he was very poor and shouldnt of played but while he is in a VILLA shirt i will support him, yes it was me that called u a muppet and i stand by that, u have totally gone overboard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
astonsteve
We still need another centre half as well as Dunne a top class creative midfielder and a goalscorer, so really we are not that far away, the annoying thing i think 4 villa fans is that we have been in this position so many times before where we are close and just need to make a couple of signings that will put us with the big boys.
astonsteve
We still need another centre half as well as Dunne a top class creative midfielder and a goalscorer, so really we are not that far away, the annoying thing i think 4 villa fans is that we have been in this position so many times before where we are close and just need to make a couple of signings that will put us with the big boys.
astonsteve
the goal we conceded last night to be honest was young delph not tracking his man back just that little bit of inexperience but then again after guzan saved it could of gone anywhere but landed right at the feet of their player so i guess it was just not meant to be but lets get up for fulham on sunday and hope we can still add a few players before deadline day UTV
clarkamus
the goal we conceded last night to be honest was young delph not tracking his man back just that little bit of inexperience but then again after guzan saved it could of gone anywhere but landed right at the feet of their player so i guess it was just not meant to be but lets get up for fulham on sunday and hope we can still add a few players before deadline day UTV
clarkamus
no way will MON get a striker in...he has stated this several times in media interviews over the last few weeks. Having said that i am confident he will spring a suprise by Tuesday....
Bangkok Villan
no way will MON get a striker in...he has stated this several times in media interviews over the last few weeks. Having said that i am confident he will spring a suprise by Tuesday....
Bangkok Villan
such a shame we didn't go for Bent, thought he was going to be a perfect target at one point!
The Fear
such a shame we didn't go for Bent, thought he was going to be a perfect target at one point!
The Fear
Honestly I would rather see Harewood over heskey... He atleast gives 110 %... And givin a decent run in the team he would score infinitly more goals... And he is a championship qualty player!
Astriel
Honestly I would rather see Harewood over heskey... He atleast gives 110 %... And givin a decent run in the team he would score infinitly more goals... And he is a championship qualty player!
Astriel
Heskey isnt that bad he is a good player, cant score but does a job, however dont think he has performed at all 4 Villa.
astonsteve
Heskey isnt that bad he is a good player, cant score but does a job, however dont think he has performed at all 4 Villa.
astonsteve
He does a job, I agree with that. But I've yet to see it consistently while wearing claret and blue.
mattyh1986
He does a job, I agree with that. But I've yet to see it consistently while wearing claret and blue.
mattyh1986
"We are looking to try and reinforce the team between now and the transfer deadline and bring people in with experience and a bit of know-how," said O'Neill. "That is my intention and whatever is available for us, I will attempt to do. "Is the Dunne deal close? No, nothing is remotely close at all."
The Fear
"We are looking to try and reinforce the team between now and the transfer deadline and bring people in with experience and a bit of know-how," said O'Neill. "That is my intention and whatever is available for us, I will attempt to do. "Is the Dunne deal close? No, nothing is remotely close at all."
The Fear
We need more than 1 new centre back Davies will have to have an op, so he'll need covering too. Is dunne supposed to be our Laursen replacement? I hope not!!
johnmurphy3112
We need more than 1 new centre back Davies will have to have an op, so he'll need covering too. Is dunne supposed to be our Laursen replacement? I hope not!!
johnmurphy3112
I'm not sure we need a new striker, we have Carew, Agbonlahor, Heskey and Harewood with young Delfounseo comeing on nicely. We are now out of europe so i can't see MON forking out for a new forward unless someone moves on. I would rather see MON strenghthen the team at the Back and in Midfield. We need people who are better on the ball to give us a different dimension. Its all well and good playing 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with a big and a little man up front, but we lack creativity in supplying them. We rely too much on our wingers, the last few matches teams have doubled up on our wingers and we couldnt get the ball in the box. A flair player in the middle would be the cherry on the cake as far as I'm concerned. Lets get behind our team UTV!
AlmightyVillanz91
I'm not sure we need a new striker, we have Carew, Agbonlahor, Heskey and Harewood with young Delfounseo comeing on nicely. We are now out of europe so i can't see MON forking out for a new forward unless someone moves on. I would rather see MON strenghthen the team at the Back and in Midfield. We need people who are better on the ball to give us a different dimension. Its all well and good playing 4-5-1 or 4-4-2 with a big and a little man up front, but we lack creativity in supplying them. We rely too much on our wingers, the last few matches teams have doubled up on our wingers and we couldnt get the ball in the box. A flair player in the middle would be the cherry on the cake as far as I'm concerned. Lets get behind our team UTV!
AlmightyVillanz91
MON continues to wear his 'Heskey-Tinted Glasses!'
StuLinney
MON continues to wear his 'Heskey-Tinted Glasses!'
StuLinney
At least with being out of Europe, we don't have to curse ourselves for putting in all that hardwork last year for nothing. I mean, we only put in half a seasons of hardwork last year, so it's not as big of a deal...right?
lucyryder
At least with being out of Europe, we don't have to curse ourselves for putting in all that hardwork last year for nothing. I mean, we only put in half a seasons of hardwork last year, so it's not as big of a deal...right?
lucyryder
Tuncay to stoke - clearly heskey is better than tuncay......
lucyryder
Tuncay to stoke - clearly heskey is better than tuncay......
lucyryder
Turner to Sunderland???
Raunds Villain
Turner to Sunderland???
Raunds Villain
O'Neill has missed a trick! Tuncay and Huth for £10m. If he got those as well as Dunne he would be finished and I for one would be content with the summer spending!! Sure I would have liked a WOW signing - but there is still hope with Van Der Vaart!!!???
deano.avfc
O'Neill has missed a trick! Tuncay and Huth for £10m. If he got those as well as Dunne he would be finished and I for one would be content with the summer spending!! Sure I would have liked a WOW signing - but there is still hope with Van Der Vaart!!!???
deano.avfc
boring today, only articles are about Dunne... thought the gossip would be at fever pitch!
The Fear
boring today, only articles are about Dunne... thought the gossip would be at fever pitch!
The Fear
I dont understand what the fuss is regarding Tuncay, I am glad we havent gone for him he is OK but wouldnt suit our style and certainly not a step forward!! same goes for Huth distinctly average. Dunne is a quality signing, he's a lion heart!
mattyh1986
I dont understand what the fuss is regarding Tuncay, I am glad we havent gone for him he is OK but wouldnt suit our style and certainly not a step forward!! same goes for Huth distinctly average. Dunne is a quality signing, he's a lion heart!
mattyh1986
Astonsteve - I'll say again - I'd never shout Heskey down on a matchday, as long as he's in a Villa shirt I'll support him and the rest of the lads - on matchday. However, I'm free to express my views here. Heskey has been at our club for 8 months now during that 8 months our form has been very poor, Heskey has contributed to that, it's not his fault entirely but we can't afford passengers and he has been a passenger in just about every match he's played in, so why does MON continue to play him? The answer is MON belives Heskey is quailty and will come through his bad run and they have a long history together, my problem is MON has allowed Heskey too much time, too many chances and even changed the shape of the team to accomodate him. I hope Heskey starts playing his socks off and scoring goals - for Villa's sake. My opinion is he's had long enough and judging by what I've seen he is absolutely terrible, complete rubbish, every time he gets the ball I end up with my head in my hands and then looking to the sky - I don't boo him. He is awful, why do you defend him? OK you might like to keep him at the club and I'm sure he will remain a Villa player, but I think the very fact that MON has the 'Heskey' option is detrimental, I've seen nothing that convinces me he is an asset. Sorry that annoys you but there you go - I think I'm right and I think you have no basis to call me a muppet.
26.05.82
Astonsteve - I'll say again - I'd never shout Heskey down on a matchday, as long as he's in a Villa shirt I'll support him and the rest of the lads - on matchday. However, I'm free to express my views here. Heskey has been at our club for 8 months now during that 8 months our form has been very poor, Heskey has contributed to that, it's not his fault entirely but we can't afford passengers and he has been a passenger in just about every match he's played in, so why does MON continue to play him? The answer is MON belives Heskey is quailty and will come through his bad run and they have a long history together, my problem is MON has allowed Heskey too much time, too many chances and even changed the shape of the team to accomodate him. I hope Heskey starts playing his socks off and scoring goals - for Villa's sake. My opinion is he's had long enough and judging by what I've seen he is absolutely terrible, complete rubbish, every time he gets the ball I end up with my head in my hands and then looking to the sky - I don't boo him. He is awful, why do you defend him? OK you might like to keep him at the club and I'm sure he will remain a Villa player, but I think the very fact that MON has the 'Heskey' option is detrimental, I've seen nothing that convinces me he is an asset. Sorry that annoys you but there you go - I think I'm right and I think you have no basis to call me a muppet.
26.05.82
Oh - Astonsteve, perhaps, without name calling you could respond and let me know why you think Heskey should remain at Villa and why (if you think he should) he should be in our starting 11. What exactly does Heskey bring to our squad based on what you've seen over the past 8 months?
26.05.82
Oh - Astonsteve, perhaps, without name calling you could respond and let me know why you think Heskey should remain at Villa and why (if you think he should) he should be in our starting 11. What exactly does Heskey bring to our squad based on what you've seen over the past 8 months?
26.05.82
I have to agree with 26.05.82 Heskey was brought in as a striker, therefore I expect him to score goals, but unfortunately he doesn't score often enough (and you can add gabby to that too) we desperately need another decent striker.
johnmurphy3112
I have to agree with 26.05.82 Heskey was brought in as a striker, therefore I expect him to score goals, but unfortunately he doesn't score often enough (and you can add gabby to that too) we desperately need another decent striker.
johnmurphy3112
So where is Dunne then?
pksandell
So where is Dunne then?
pksandell
Dunne isnt a striker!!!.......lol
johnmurphy3112
Dunne isnt a striker!!!.......lol
johnmurphy3112
Im not keen on Heskey either but while he is in a villa shirt, he is a villa player belonging to a team i support. Heskey is obviously i very good player very well regarded by managers and players alike. But like Keane at Liverpool maybe we aren;t using him in the right way. I think he plays too deep but holds the ball up so well. Maybe with another striker or even with Harewood who can score we could have a decent attacking partnership. Why not sign Zaki, they were a proven partnership at Wigan. I seriously wouldnt mind seeing Harewood back in the squad for something a bit different.
arc1988
Im not keen on Heskey either but while he is in a villa shirt, he is a villa player belonging to a team i support. Heskey is obviously i very good player very well regarded by managers and players alike. But like Keane at Liverpool maybe we aren;t using him in the right way. I think he plays too deep but holds the ball up so well. Maybe with another striker or even with Harewood who can score we could have a decent attacking partnership. Why not sign Zaki, they were a proven partnership at Wigan. I seriously wouldnt mind seeing Harewood back in the squad for something a bit different.
arc1988
I am hearing Taylor from Newcastle, Also whispers about Gudjonson?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
stig
I am hearing Taylor from Newcastle, Also whispers about Gudjonson?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
stig
bordeaux, lol sorry
..doctorwho..
osbourne linked to osbourne, i remember a few weeks ago i said he would go to france, and i was laughed at,
..doctorwho..
osbourne linked to osbourne, i remember a few weeks ago i said he would go to france, and i was laughed at,
..doctorwho..
bordeaux, lol sorry
..doctorwho..
Zola has confirmed we want James Collins. I'd B happy with that. Can't help but feel this is how MON & Zola's conversation went. MON, "How much for Upson?" Zola, "He is-a not for-a sale." MON, "Sure?" Zola, "Yeah." MON, "Have you got any British defenders who you don't want?" Zola, "I have-a James Collins." MON, "Is he English?" Zola, "Err, no-a, he is-a Welsh." MON, "Ohh, ahh, ummm, err, close enough."
StuLinney
Zola has confirmed we want James Collins. I'd B happy with that. Can't help but feel this is how MON & Zola's conversation went. MON, "How much for Upson?" Zola, "He is-a not for-a sale." MON, "Sure?" Zola, "Yeah." MON, "Have you got any British defenders who you don't want?" Zola, "I have-a James Collins." MON, "Is he English?" Zola, "Err, no-a, he is-a Welsh." MON, "Ohh, ahh, ummm, err, close enough."
StuLinney
i dont want collins..thought marshall was our usless signing. was hoping for dunne upson and krajcar(really hoping for a sneaky defour bid) and that should do it. a st would be great but cumon..
aussi_avfc
i dont want collins..thought marshall was our usless signing. was hoping for dunne upson and krajcar(really hoping for a sneaky defour bid) and that should do it. a st would be great but cumon..
aussi_avfc
check out this guy Miralem Sulejmani
aussi_avfc
check out this guy Miralem Sulejmani
aussi_avfc
What's happpened to Defour? Has anyone been in for him? I know we have other issues but I'd love it if we signed him.
26.05.82
What's happpened to Defour? Has anyone been in for him? I know we have other issues but I'd love it if we signed him.
26.05.82
26.05.82 i dont think Heskey should be in the first team at all, he is a good squad player and back up to Carew, as i say he is a decent player Capello, oneil, Gerrad Owen Rooney etc cant be wrong can they?
astonsteve
26.05.82 i dont think Heskey should be in the first team at all, he is a good squad player and back up to Carew, as i say he is a decent player Capello, oneil, Gerrad Owen Rooney etc cant be wrong can they?
astonsteve
astonsteve - maybe, I just haven't seen evidence of that whilst he's been wearing claret & blue - shame really, I'll be happy if he proves me wrong and knocks a few in!
26.05.82
astonsteve - maybe, I just haven't seen evidence of that whilst he's been wearing claret & blue - shame really, I'll be happy if he proves me wrong and knocks a few in!
26.05.82
Heitinga on his way to Everton for £5m!!! Thats a bargain!!! Quick MOn get Bouma to have a word and change his mind!! Thats less than James Collins!! Still hoping its Dunne and a REAL surprise at the end - Defour, Veloso, Zaki etc. Why not!!
deano.avfc
Heitinga on his way to Everton for £5m!!! Thats a bargain!!! Quick MOn get Bouma to have a word and change his mind!! Thats less than James Collins!! Still hoping its Dunne and a REAL surprise at the end - Defour, Veloso, Zaki etc. Why not!!
deano.avfc
We want the best but now fear we have done spending til jan window. Would have been nice to get top quality signings in but at least we have added to the squad. Improved? time will tell there. Downing will prove to be a very good aquisition when he regains fitness. Ash, Milner and Downing are three very tricky players to cope with and will hopefully supply one of our forwards with a few much needed goals.
holte ender 1969
We want the best but now fear we have done spending til jan window. Would have been nice to get top quality signings in but at least we have added to the squad. Improved? time will tell there. Downing will prove to be a very good aquisition when he regains fitness. Ash, Milner and Downing are three very tricky players to cope with and will hopefully supply one of our forwards with a few much needed goals.
holte ender 1969
It all seems a little quite, hope we can add a couple to the squad today. Unfortunately I don't think there's going to be any nice surprises!
26.05.82
It all seems a little quite, hope we can add a couple to the squad today. Unfortunately I don't think there's going to be any nice surprises!
26.05.82
Can anyone explain to me why we find it so hard to sign players when Moyes has discovered Lescott is leaving and managed to sign 2 CBs in a week!!!
ant1ant1
Can anyone explain to me why we find it so hard to sign players when Moyes has discovered Lescott is leaving and managed to sign 2 CBs in a week!!!
ant1ant1
moyes has got 24 mill to play with. not sure if we've got the same?
johnmurphy3112
moyes has got 24 mill to play with. not sure if we've got the same?
johnmurphy3112
But Moyes has bought 2 CBs both for around £5M, which is how much we are planning to spend apparently, on a couple of CBs, but all summer others have explained to us on here that we understand nothing of the complexities of signing players and how long it takes and we must be patient, and then Moyes signs 2 players in a week!!
ant1ant1
But Moyes has bought 2 CBs both for around £5M, which is how much we are planning to spend apparently, on a couple of CBs, but all summer others have explained to us on here that we understand nothing of the complexities of signing players and how long it takes and we must be patient, and then Moyes signs 2 players in a week!!
ant1ant1
Deano.avfc, I have to question your thoughts on Heitinga. I follow Atletico Madrid in La Liga and have seen him play many times and he is not a good defender. He gets caught out of position so many times. He also usually plays RB for Atletico. Whether he will be better in the middle is of some debate.
notthedougellisstand
Deano.avfc, I have to question your thoughts on Heitinga. I follow Atletico Madrid in La Liga and have seen him play many times and he is not a good defender. He gets caught out of position so many times. He also usually plays RB for Atletico. Whether he will be better in the middle is of some debate.
notthedougellisstand
But compared to James Collins!!! However, I heard he had a blinder at the weekend so may be a good solid, dependable centreback!! Gabrielle Marcotti was very anti-Dunne - saying that for the money (fee and wages) the likes of Steven Taylor would be much cheaper and have a re-sale value! Thinks Dunne is not going to push us on more - I tend to agree but unless we have Upson and Hangelaand lined up he may be as good as it gets. Zaki for £3m to Pompy!! Surely O;Neill will go back in - he has a knack of getting players he has tried to sign over time (Warnock and Downing chased for a season or two!)
deano.avfc
But compared to James Collins!!! However, I heard he had a blinder at the weekend so may be a good solid, dependable centreback!! Gabrielle Marcotti was very anti-Dunne - saying that for the money (fee and wages) the likes of Steven Taylor would be much cheaper and have a re-sale value! Thinks Dunne is not going to push us on more - I tend to agree but unless we have Upson and Hangelaand lined up he may be as good as it gets. Zaki for £3m to Pompy!! Surely O;Neill will go back in - he has a knack of getting players he has tried to sign over time (Warnock and Downing chased for a season or two!)
deano.avfc
This is turning out to be rubbish.
pksandell
This is turning out to be rubbish.
pksandell
Shame to question MON after 3 wins in a week, but I have to agree, if you want to sign 2 CB's (not saying we do - but I think we do) Moyes has proved if you don't mess around you can get the business done - I hope MON has a couple of aces up his sleeve, otherwise doubts, concerns and frustrations will continue.
26.05.82
Shame to question MON after 3 wins in a week, but I have to agree, if you want to sign 2 CB's (not saying we do - but I think we do) Moyes has proved if you don't mess around you can get the business done - I hope MON has a couple of aces up his sleeve, otherwise doubts, concerns and frustrations will continue.
26.05.82
Doubts, concerns and frustrations you say, hmmmm they sound familiar
ant1ant1
Doubts, concerns and frustrations you say, hmmmm they sound familiar
ant1ant1
I'm hoping for some massive suprises tomorrow!!
pksandell
I'm hoping for some massive suprises tomorrow!!
pksandell
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!! Van Nistelrooy, Van Der Vaart, Defour, Veloso, Hangelaand and Upson to sign tomorrow!!! Ah well, may as well make one up for once!!
deano.avfc
YOU HEARD IT HERE FIRST!! Van Nistelrooy, Van Der Vaart, Defour, Veloso, Hangelaand and Upson to sign tomorrow!!! Ah well, may as well make one up for once!!
deano.avfc
Ok! this is how i see it- manchester city, believe that villa are heir closest rival & threat to champions league footy, so they agree to sell Dunne to said club (knowing that if we don't bring in a solid left footer we are in the ****) then at final hour pull the plug & reep the rewards. York Villian
York Villian
Ok! this is how i see it- manchester city, believe that villa are heir closest rival & threat to champions league footy, so they agree to sell Dunne to said club (knowing that if we don't bring in a solid left footer we are in the ****) then at final hour pull the plug & reep the rewards. York Villian
York Villian
10 hours to go come on MON bring in some suprises on top of those who are likely to sign today.
pksandell
10 hours to go come on MON bring in some suprises on top of those who are likely to sign today.
pksandell
DUNNE HAVING MEDICAL !!!!
bentonm
DUNNE HAVING MEDICAL !!!!
bentonm
SHOREY OFF TO POMPEY......!!!
bentonm
SHOREY OFF TO POMPEY......!!!
bentonm
Dont get why we are letting Shorey go, we need 2 players 4 every position, what if Warnock gets injured will we be able to call him back?
astonsteve
Dont get why we are letting Shorey go, we need 2 players 4 every position, what if Warnock gets injured will we be able to call him back?
astonsteve
Warnock injured? Put L Young to left back. Easy!
Gordonsleftboot
Warnock injured? Put L Young to left back. Easy!
Gordonsleftboot
 

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