Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Monday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Monday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk

Martin O'Neill has told The Daily Mirror that he would like to keep midfielder Craig Gardner but thinks it might be tough to keep hold of him after admitting a few clubs had made enquiries. The 23-year-old, who has been virtually frozen out of the team even in the Cup campaigns this season, is wanted by both Blues and Wolves. MON said: 'In an ideal world I would like him to stay, but players like to play.' MON also says Gardner isn't sure about things at the moment and seems a bit down, saying that he had thought about playing him in the FA Cup 3rd round win over Blackburn Rovers 'but decided to leave it alone.'

The Mirror say that Stoke are looking to grab Ruud van Nistelrooy before Liverpool do. Thing is though, Rafa denied any link to the former Manchester United star striker so...? However, just wondered, despite him being 33, having struggled with a knee injury and having not played much football in the last season, would you have a gamble and go for him short term for Villa? Ruud has apparently been told that he has a chance of making the Dutch squad for the World Cup but obviously only if he is playing first team football.

Cardiff City are apparently interested in signing Fabian Delph on loan.

Villa, Blackburn, Everton and Liverpool are apparently interested in Portsmouth's on-loan striker Frederic Piquionne. Due to the problems at Pompey the Lyon strikers future at Fratton Park is in doubt.

Meanwhile.... oh here we go.... the Daily Star claim that Real Madrid are going to bid £60m for Man Utd and England striker Wayne Rooney but I can exclusively reveal he is in fact targetting a shock move to Villa. Apparently Rooney is obsessed with HP sauce and wants to be closer to the source of the sauce. All we need to do now is stop him from finding out the factory which used to be close enough to the Aston Expressway to smell it, has in fact moved! Collette is said to be very excited in the prospect of moving to a City where people speak properly.

You heard it here first folks... unless Rooney takes legal action against this most scurrelous of rumours, then 'you ain't seen me... right?' (copyright the Fast Show)



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Monday January 4 2010
Time: 11:33AM

Comments

0
RVN at Villa would be awesome a consistent goal scorer is all you guys need to be a really top side. I miss him at United though and would love to see him back in the Premier League.
khoder
04/01/2010 11:47:00
0
RVN at Villa would be awesome a consistent goal scorer is all you guys need to be a really top side. I miss him at United though and would love to see him back in the Premier League.
khoder
04/01/2010 11:47:00
0
The 33 years old and dodgy knees part would worry me though, we don't need another old crocked striker to push forward.
Charizma
04/01/2010 12:19:00
0
The 33 years old and dodgy knees part would worry me though, we don't need another old crocked striker to push forward.
Charizma
04/01/2010 12:19:00
0
Why not just loan out Gardner until the summer & reasses the situation then? It can do no harm whatsoever. Put in a 24 hours recall in it incase of injuries. He'll get games & MO'N will finally see that Gardner is a much better play than Sidwell. (I'd say Petrov too, but that is something MO'N will NEVER see.) And when we get him back he'll be a player full of confidence, and more experienced. If MO'N & Gardner then in the summer that Craig would be best leaving, we'd get a much better fee for him (The £3m being banded about is robbery.) Gardner has been let down by MO'N. After Barry left, I really thought MO'N would have given him a chance to show what he can do. What was the "Leave it alone" comment. The lad is down because no matter what he does lesser players with very little determination like Sidwell, Petrov & even Beye (at right-back of course) will get in ahead of him. So, back to my point ... which was ummm ... oh yeah, A loan I think would be more beneficial.
StuLinney
04/01/2010 14:59:00
0
Why not just loan out Gardner until the summer & reasses the situation then? It can do no harm whatsoever. Put in a 24 hours recall in it incase of injuries. He'll get games & MO'N will finally see that Gardner is a much better play than Sidwell. (I'd say Petrov too, but that is something MO'N will NEVER see.) And when we get him back he'll be a player full of confidence, and more experienced. If MO'N & Gardner then in the summer that Craig would be best leaving, we'd get a much better fee for him (The £3m being banded about is robbery.) Gardner has been let down by MO'N. After Barry left, I really thought MO'N would have given him a chance to show what he can do. What was the "Leave it alone" comment. The lad is down because no matter what he does lesser players with very little determination like Sidwell, Petrov & even Beye (at right-back of course) will get in ahead of him. So, back to my point ... which was ummm ... oh yeah, A loan I think would be more beneficial.
StuLinney
04/01/2010 14:59:00
0
if he could stand the rigours until the end of the season, he might prove very handy and would have loads to teach Gabby and Fonz.
The Fear
04/01/2010 15:50:00
0
if he could stand the rigours until the end of the season, he might prove very handy and would have loads to teach Gabby and Fonz.
The Fear
04/01/2010 15:50:00
0
Even if MON isn't skeptical about signing someone like RVN with his advancing years and dodgy knees, then the 100k a week shouldn't put him off. If you took that 100k and compared it to top earner Ash Young on 65k then if my maths are correct, that is a 1.82m difference. If MON thought of that as a transfer fee and Randy was willing to write that off, would he do it? Even just one season of RVN would be huge for us and definitely worth 1.82m. Obviously that isn't how things work in the real world but it does make it sound more viable. The only problems would be massive agents fees and just how dodgy his knees are. Villa know better than anyone that dodgy knees doesn't automatically rule players out. Just ask Lord McGrath. What I think the main concern would be is any unrest the gulf in pay could cause in the dressing room and if MON could handle it. Would love him at Villa and not only would he bang in the goals but he'd help attract some of the younger talents out there.
JayVFC
05/01/2010 06:53:00
0
Even if MON isn't skeptical about signing someone like RVN with his advancing years and dodgy knees, then the 100k a week shouldn't put him off. If you took that 100k and compared it to top earner Ash Young on 65k then if my maths are correct, that is a 1.82m difference. If MON thought of that as a transfer fee and Randy was willing to write that off, would he do it? Even just one season of RVN would be huge for us and definitely worth 1.82m. Obviously that isn't how things work in the real world but it does make it sound more viable. The only problems would be massive agents fees and just how dodgy his knees are. Villa know better than anyone that dodgy knees doesn't automatically rule players out. Just ask Lord McGrath. What I think the main concern would be is any unrest the gulf in pay could cause in the dressing room and if MON could handle it. Would love him at Villa and not only would he bang in the goals but he'd help attract some of the younger talents out there.
JayVFC
05/01/2010 06:53:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

The Decline Of Aston Villa...

A decent two page spread in The Sun today with a few quotes from me. Here was my full answer to their question...

Match Day Officials v Liverpool

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Liverpool this weekend.

The Aston Villa Walking Wounded - Injury Table

Our weekly update looking at the injury table for Aston Villa and also comparing with all our competitors in the Premier League.

Bunn - The Fans Spurred Us On

Goalkeeper and now No 1 Mark Bunn has said he feels the turning point in Villa's season was seeing the fans frustration up front and close in the FA Cup game against...

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Profile
Mike Field
Profile
Steve Wade
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
Profile
Turkish Penguin
Profile
Glensider
Profile
Chris Heath
Profile
M Calucar
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Norwich MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Bunn4%
Richards1%
Okore10%
Lescott8%
Cissokho1%
Bacuna0%
Gana31%
Westwood1%
Gil7%
Agbonlahor29%
Veretout7%
Sub - Clark1%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Leicester City 25 15 8 2 53 20
2 Spurs 25 13 9 3 48 26
3 Arsenal 25 14 6 5 48 17
4 Man City 25 14 5 6 47 21
5 Man Utd 25 11 8 6 41 10
6 West Ham 25 10 9 6 39 9
7 Southampton 25 10 7 8 37 9
8 Everton 25 8 11 6 35 12
9 Liverpool 25 9 8 8 35 -4
10 Watford 25 9 6 10 33 0
11 Stoke 25 9 6 10 33 -7
12 Crystal Palace 25 9 5 11 32 -4
13 Chelsea 25 7 9 9 30 -2
14 WBA 25 7 8 10 29 -9
15 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 7 11 28 -12
16 Swansea 25 6 9 10 27 -9
17 Newcastle 25 6 6 13 24 -18
18 Norwich 25 6 5 14 23 -20
19 Sunderland 25 5 5 15 20 -19
20 Aston Villa 25 3 7 15 16 -20
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Prost wants three-way battle for title
Latest Vital Boxing News
Mystic Haye?
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 14 2016 2:05PM : Liverpool (H)
Barclays Premier League
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Stoke City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 12 2016 3:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 19 2016 5:30PM : Swansea City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions560
2.The Fear322
3.ClivetheVillan272
4.Fulford255
5.sirdennis201
6.JuanPabloAngel179
7.revdpete177
8.DeanoVilla149
9.Wurzel118
10.Silhillvilla96
Write for Vital Football