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How Happy Are You With Transfer Window?

Vital Villa asked what you thought of the transfer window just closed.

55% voted that it had been a good one.

19% felt it was 'ok' and 12% average.

9% voted it 'great' and as we've spent more net than any club other than Man City, I can see their point but I guess people are judging who we've signed as well as how much has been spent and we all have wildly different opinions on players, always have and always will!

That left only 3% feeling it was poor and 2% less than average.

Our latest poll asks who should be our regular centre backs!?

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday September 3 2009
Time: 11:28AM

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I cannot complain too much, think he identified a requirement of 5 players, he brought in 7 and sold 3 + Laursen, so he has three more than last season. Dunne and Warnock are good buys, Downing is a top buy and Delph is one for the future, Collins, Beye and Marshall are average to poor though. The money IS there. Still surprised we didn't go in for Bent. Definately need one more striker
young_jonah
03/09/2009 11:39:00
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I cannot complain too much, think he identified a requirement of 5 players, he brought in 7 and sold 3 + Laursen, so he has three more than last season. Dunne and Warnock are good buys, Downing is a top buy and Delph is one for the future, Collins, Beye and Marshall are average to poor though. The money IS there. Still surprised we didn't go in for Bent. Definately need one more striker
young_jonah
03/09/2009 11:39:00
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Incidentally, what is the difference between average and ok?
young_jonah
03/09/2009 11:40:00
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Incidentally, what is the difference between average and ok?
young_jonah
03/09/2009 11:40:00
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I know football is not this ideal but roughly in a decent squad of 23 for worldcups etc. you are looking for roughly 3 GKs and 2 in every other position. For the first time in quite a while we have that. The strange thing is, just like the poll shows, there is not that much difference in quality - obviously Milner is currently head and shoulders above Albrighton but others like some of our centre-midfielders or defenders dont leave too much between them. The first XI does not pick itself. Im not going to go through the squad individually, but BOTH options for each position would easily start for most PL clubs and indeed have. Look at the four centre-backs! All played most games for their previous clubs. Shorey and Beye now considered 'back-up' were first teamers! Any combo of Petrov, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Delph, Gardner would walk into most PL teams. Heskey, Downing etc. I could go on. Our squad of 23/24/25 is very talented. We could put two starting XI teams out who could finish in the top8 injuries permitting!! Im very happy with the squad....other than Heskey of course!! Thats why I really did not see the benefit in being linked with Jenas, Huddlestone etc. would they have added more?? I think with our squad now O'Neill just needs to but one or two per window who would be considered first XI. I think our windows will be much different from here on in!!
deano.avfc
03/09/2009 11:48:00
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I know football is not this ideal but roughly in a decent squad of 23 for worldcups etc. you are looking for roughly 3 GKs and 2 in every other position. For the first time in quite a while we have that. The strange thing is, just like the poll shows, there is not that much difference in quality - obviously Milner is currently head and shoulders above Albrighton but others like some of our centre-midfielders or defenders dont leave too much between them. The first XI does not pick itself. Im not going to go through the squad individually, but BOTH options for each position would easily start for most PL clubs and indeed have. Look at the four centre-backs! All played most games for their previous clubs. Shorey and Beye now considered 'back-up' were first teamers! Any combo of Petrov, Sidwell, Reo-Coker, Delph, Gardner would walk into most PL teams. Heskey, Downing etc. I could go on. Our squad of 23/24/25 is very talented. We could put two starting XI teams out who could finish in the top8 injuries permitting!! Im very happy with the squad....other than Heskey of course!! Thats why I really did not see the benefit in being linked with Jenas, Huddlestone etc. would they have added more?? I think with our squad now O'Neill just needs to but one or two per window who would be considered first XI. I think our windows will be much different from here on in!!
deano.avfc
03/09/2009 11:48:00
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Deano i agree with most of what you say, but i disagree we could make two top teams if we had no injuries... unless your on about playing 4-5-1 because i dont think having Harewood or Heskey partner either Agbonlahor or Carew making a top 8 team, therfore we dont have 10 good midfielders to play 4-5-1, I think the transfers window for us has turned out good, I think Dunne might be the deciding factor in our top 6 positon, In Jan we need to buy two TOP CLASS players, one clinical striker and a creative midfielder and i reckon we might be able to finally challenge the top 4 again.
Villa 4 Ever
03/09/2009 11:57:00
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Deano i agree with most of what you say, but i disagree we could make two top teams if we had no injuries... unless your on about playing 4-5-1 because i dont think having Harewood or Heskey partner either Agbonlahor or Carew making a top 8 team, therfore we dont have 10 good midfielders to play 4-5-1, I think the transfers window for us has turned out good, I think Dunne might be the deciding factor in our top 6 positon, In Jan we need to buy two TOP CLASS players, one clinical striker and a creative midfielder and i reckon we might be able to finally challenge the top 4 again.
Villa 4 Ever
03/09/2009 11:57:00
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not sure re: centre backs, obviously that is down to MON, I'd guess Dunne and Carlos at the moment, there hasn't been an update on the injury for Davies, he sees a specialist this week
The Fear
03/09/2009 12:45:00
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not sure re: centre backs, obviously that is down to MON, I'd guess Dunne and Carlos at the moment, there hasn't been an update on the injury for Davies, he sees a specialist this week
The Fear
03/09/2009 12:45:00
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