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Transfer Talk, MON On Window - Just Scrap It!

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday... torture over until January!

The Sun today claim that Everton are set to pip Villa to the signing of Portsmouth defender Sylvain Distin.

They have 'insiders' at Goodison saying that the Toffees are set to make the £5million signing ahead of us and obviously Everton are in dire need following the exit of £oleon £escott to Man City.

The Daily Mail have a comment about Distin also saying Pompey want £6million for him and claim Everton don't want to pay that much as the player can leave on a free next summer.

The Daily Mail have a report claiming Villa and Manchester City have agreed a £6million fee for City Captain Richard Dunne.

The 29-year-old was quoted this summer saying he wanted to stay at City but as the Daily Mail say, with the arrival of Lescott and Toure, his first team chances might well be far less than he'd like.

The report says personal terms might be a sticking point, they quote £55 000 a week wages, well?

Meanwhile Martin O'Neill says he is still looking to 'bolster the squad' but refuses to name names... quite rightly!

He told Sky Sports; 'It goes without saying that defensively we are still looking for a Martin Laursen-type player and it is not easy in this day and age. I hope that we will be able to get in a new player before the deadline but until you get the players actually signed it would be difficult to comment. But we know that we have about a week to get the squad together.'

He also says that business has been difficult which is reflected in the lack of deals this summer for many clubs. 'That might tell you something and of course the market gets a bit disjointed as well and everything has a follow-on effect. All of those things are taking place at this moment but I am hoping we will be able to add some players to our squad because it will be important to us in the coming months.'

Wish they would just scrap the transfer window and go back to how it was. OR how about the transfer window closes BEFORE the new season starts, then clubs would have to get their business done in time for kick off and every team would know where they stand up until the January transfer window !?




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday August 26 2009

Time: 10:41AM

Your Comments

it doesn't make much sense does it to have the transfer window interfering with the start of the season and disrupting team preperations... ie £escott to City has changed Moyes plans totally. Surely if it ended BEFORE the season started, everyone would know where they stand at kick off?
The Fear
it doesn't make much sense does it to have the transfer window interfering with the start of the season and disrupting team preperations... ie £escott to City has changed Moyes plans totally. Surely if it ended BEFORE the season started, everyone would know where they stand at kick off?
The Fear
What happened to the so called Upson bid?
Ams78
What happened to the so called Upson bid?
Ams78
Evening Mail saying is between Dunne and Taylor and that Everton are favourites to sign Distin, we need 2 more centre halves and i would prefer Distin over Dunne. Distin and Taylor would be good.
astonsteve
Evening Mail saying is between Dunne and Taylor and that Everton are favourites to sign Distin, we need 2 more centre halves and i would prefer Distin over Dunne. Distin and Taylor would be good.
astonsteve
Why not a two week transfer window?? It seems most clubs wait until the last minute anyway so why not just bring the last minute that bit closer?
simonbigron
Why not a two week transfer window?? It seems most clubs wait until the last minute anyway so why not just bring the last minute that bit closer?
simonbigron
I can promise terry & ferdinand in before close of window :>
Ericols_Son
I can promise terry & ferdinand in before close of window :>
Ericols_Son
Dunne's pretty solid, right?
footy_fans
Dunne's pretty solid, right?
footy_fans
must do an article on that then Ericol, now was that from a friend of MON's cat or dog... I like to get my facts straight before publishing! :o)
The Fear
He's been their captain, so must have done something right for them Footy_Fans?
The Fear
must do an article on that then Ericol, now was that from a friend of MON's cat or dog... I like to get my facts straight before publishing! :o)
The Fear
He's been their captain, so must have done something right for them Footy_Fans?
The Fear
Bring the deadline forward, are you mental it takes O'Neill two months after the season has ended to even realise we need to buy players, this makes things hard enough nevermind bringing the deadline forward we would be fighting relegation each season
young_jonah
Bring the deadline forward, are you mental it takes O'Neill two months after the season has ended to even realise we need to buy players, this makes things hard enough nevermind bringing the deadline forward we would be fighting relegation each season
young_jonah
Fear... the info is from a VERY reputable source! My grannies neighbour's son walks the dog of the guy next door to the man who does MON's windows...
Ericols_Son
Fear... the info is from a VERY reputable source! My grannies neighbour's son walks the dog of the guy next door to the man who does MON's windows...
Ericols_Son
why aren't we looking for a midfielder or centre forward... we need to strenghthen there too
smokey_jnr
why aren't we looking for a midfielder or centre forward... we need to strenghthen there too
smokey_jnr
We definately need distin + warnock and maybe dunne or taylor then that would be a solid defence near enough, doubt we will be addding a creative midfielder or striker before the transfer window then left it 2 late.
p.villa
We definately need distin + warnock and maybe dunne or taylor then that would be a solid defence near enough, doubt we will be addding a creative midfielder or striker before the transfer window then left it 2 late.
p.villa
Agreed Fear, why not clost the transfer window at the end of July, so it doesnt interfere with pre-season either. MON only needs 2 weeks at most to do the wheeling and dealing. 2 1/2 months is more than enough torture!
villa_de
Agreed Fear, why not clost the transfer window at the end of July, so it doesnt interfere with pre-season either. MON only needs 2 weeks at most to do the wheeling and dealing. 2 1/2 months is more than enough torture!
villa_de
Dunne is a solid defender. Not only has he been citys captain for the last number of years but he has also won fans player of the year 2 over the last 3 years. I would definitely prefer him to taylor.
azton villain
Dunne is a solid defender. Not only has he been citys captain for the last number of years but he has also won fans player of the year 2 over the last 3 years. I would definitely prefer him to taylor.
azton villain
Ericol - presumably you are referring to some unknown youngsters called Brian Terry and Derek Ferdinand?
AVFC4ME
Ericol - presumably you are referring to some unknown youngsters called Brian Terry and Derek Ferdinand?
AVFC4ME
lol avfc4me....
Ericols_Son
lol avfc4me....
Ericols_Son
 

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