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Transfer Rumours - Villa & Spurs In Swap Shock!

If you put Villa and Spurs in the same article what do you get? Loads of page views.

So what?

Well, in something totally unrelated (!) to that comment, a report by Sami Mokbel in The Daily Star claims that Spurs boss Appy Arry is so keen to grab Norwegian international John Carew that he will offer Spurs captain Robbie Keane in a swap deal.

Shocked that they haven't also named Jermaine Jenas and David Bentley in the report as well, surely they could have re-jigged the Nigel Hokey-Cokey to Spurs rumour for the January transfer window? Very sloppy! :o)

The report says Villa would need to pay 5million + He's Bigger Than Me And You to grab the former Wolves, Coventry, Liverpool, Leeds and Internazionale (Inter Milan if you don't know!) striker.

Oh damn, should have read the report more closely, they DO mention Bentley as a possible part of the deal, my bad!

Apparently MON is a 'big fan' of 29-year-old Keano.

So hey, quiet news day, our latest poll asks if you'd swap Big John for Keano. I would at the drop of a hat purely because JC is a 1 in 10 (or 1 in 7 according to MON) and Keane bleeds for the cause.

All paper talk only though obviously.

Another rumour, not related to Villa but we have been linked with him before, is that Man City striker Roque Santa Cruz, a summer arrival from Blackburn Rovers for 17.5m, might be available for loan with Espanyol keen. One season wonder or worth a try?

In another Vital Villa exclusive, it appears Villa might be on the verge of signing Torres from Liverpool in a shock move. My sources tell me that Torres is a mad keen bus lover and is keen to move to Villa Park due to the Aston Bus Museum and the fact he's read the Vital forum and seen me mention a few of my mates who are restoring some old buses to their former glory (or as I say it, to be put back to being buses again - public transport is public transport, obviously having Jeeves to chauffeur me around means I don't have to lower myself)

All the above is 100% true and you can expect to see the movements within the next millennium.


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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday January 7 2010

Time: 11:25AM

Your Comments

Just as a warning - Villa v Spurs, lets keep the comments respectful and not start with the nonsense (both sides) or you'll find your just wasting your time as I'll delete. Thanks ever so nicely!
The Fear
Just as a warning - Villa v Spurs, lets keep the comments respectful and not start with the nonsense (both sides) or you'll find your just wasting your time as I'll delete. Thanks ever so nicely!
The Fear
not sure about 5 mil plus JC, but i loive to have a natural goalscorer at VP, straight swap and you definaltely have a deal, perhaps even 2 mil + JC and id say yes. As muxh as i love the big guy hes just too lazy
d8ost
not sure about 5 mil plus JC, but i loive to have a natural goalscorer at VP, straight swap and you definaltely have a deal, perhaps even 2 mil + JC and id say yes. As muxh as i love the big guy hes just too lazy
d8ost
oh an why the hell would we want bently...he would just warm the bench here
d8ost
oh an why the hell would we want bently...he would just warm the bench here
d8ost
5 mill plus Carew? I wouldn't entertain that, a straight swap maybe, I'm a Carew fan and rather him stay.
claretandbluearmy
5 mill plus Carew? I wouldn't entertain that, a straight swap maybe, I'm a Carew fan and rather him stay.
claretandbluearmy
id rather let carew go to turkey or sumwhere and buy robbie keane if it had to be done but its only paper talk anyway
clarkamus
id rather let carew go to turkey or sumwhere and buy robbie keane if it had to be done but its only paper talk anyway
clarkamus
i would prefer kenwynne carew doesn t look hungry enough and villa are our rivals so why would we do business with each other
Hackspur
i would prefer kenwynne carew doesn t look hungry enough and villa are our rivals so why would we do business with each other
Hackspur
Would NEVER swap Carew for Robbie Keane. Mr 1-n-10 is better than Mr 0-in-50. He struggles at the big clubs (as last season proved.) I've always thought we had a lucky escape when we wouldn't stump up the extra 500k. Please MO'N, do not go anywhere near the Liverpool reject. If he wants anyone from Spurs it should be Jermaine Defoe. Break the bank MO'N, I want the Coca Cola of Spurs, not the Pepsi.
StuLinney
Would NEVER swap Carew for Robbie Keane. Mr 1-n-10 is better than Mr 0-in-50. He struggles at the big clubs (as last season proved.) I've always thought we had a lucky escape when we wouldn't stump up the extra 500k. Please MO'N, do not go anywhere near the Liverpool reject. If he wants anyone from Spurs it should be Jermaine Defoe. Break the bank MO'N, I want the Coca Cola of Spurs, not the Pepsi.
StuLinney
I would like to apologise about my comments, comparing Robbie Keane to Pepsi, as I have just been informed by a reliable source from Anfield that he is indeed a Tesco Brand Cola!
StuLinney
I would like to apologise about my comments, comparing Robbie Keane to Pepsi, as I have just been informed by a reliable source from Anfield that he is indeed a Tesco Brand Cola!
StuLinney
Skysports say West ham want Marlon, so why not bring back Carlton Cole to VP plus cash. thats a much better deal.
claretandbluearmy
Skysports say West ham want Marlon, so why not bring back Carlton Cole to VP plus cash. thats a much better deal.
claretandbluearmy
I'd love Robbie Keane at Villa.
evoflash
I'd love Robbie Keane at Villa.
evoflash
I know Keane loves a tot. But I also know Carew has taken his indulgencies to the ultimate extremes while at Villa. I'd put the safest money on getting Keane. Carew has clearly got bored at Villa. The bright lights and distractions of London will keep Carew up all night - not in a good way.
Stig
I know Keane loves a tot. But I also know Carew has taken his indulgencies to the ultimate extremes while at Villa. I'd put the safest money on getting Keane. Carew has clearly got bored at Villa. The bright lights and distractions of London will keep Carew up all night - not in a good way.
Stig
Carew + 3m for Pavy and Keane? :)
Tr1dent
Carew + 3m for Pavy and Keane? :)
Tr1dent
rather have calton cole
clarkamus
rather have calton cole
clarkamus
haha stulinney you couldnt possibly afford even defoe's left foot. robbie keane is aiming to high for the villa. you might just about scrape the pot for bentley.
black-messi
haha stulinney you couldnt possibly afford even defoe's left foot. robbie keane is aiming to high for the villa. you might just about scrape the pot for bentley.
black-messi
Tr1dent, Pav and Keane arent good enough for us, they are at the level that is right for them. I wouldn't do any deals with Spuds, they have no money, so by doing deals with them will help them try to improve, why would we do that??? the hammers want Marlon back, lets get Cole as part of the deal he's classes above Keano. As spuds are our rivals to top 4 we need them to keep hold of their non-performers like Keane, Pav, Bently, Jenas, Bale, Hutton etc.
claretandbluearmy
Tr1dent, Pav and Keane arent good enough for us, they are at the level that is right for them. I wouldn't do any deals with Spuds, they have no money, so by doing deals with them will help them try to improve, why would we do that??? the hammers want Marlon back, lets get Cole as part of the deal he's classes above Keano. As spuds are our rivals to top 4 we need them to keep hold of their non-performers like Keane, Pav, Bently, Jenas, Bale, Hutton etc.
claretandbluearmy
I'm spurs fan, go every week, read this and laughed. i'd pay you the 5m just to take Keane & Pav, as long a there was something n the contract that said you had to play them!
yiiiido
I'm spurs fan, go every week, read this and laughed. i'd pay you the 5m just to take Keane & Pav, as long a there was something n the contract that said you had to play them!
yiiiido
swapping keane for Carew would be a far better move on the part of Villa in my opinion. On his day Carew is unplayable, but how often are those days? Keane on the other hand would give you another dimension of having a clever player feeding Young, gabby etc and he would be a great signing for you.
oxfordspur
swapping keane for Carew would be a far better move on the part of Villa in my opinion. On his day Carew is unplayable, but how often are those days? Keane on the other hand would give you another dimension of having a clever player feeding Young, gabby etc and he would be a great signing for you.
oxfordspur
We have a lump up front in Crouch. Please not another one! We have made giant strides with our manner of play this season. Carew will be another step back..
freddya
We have a lump up front in Crouch. Please not another one! We have made giant strides with our manner of play this season. Carew will be another step back..
freddya
Keane is quality. I'd take him in a flash
dvall
Keane is quality. I'd take him in a flash
dvall
Anyone thinking of Carlton Cole needs glasses, he only gets good reviews because of the London media, his goal scoring ability is on a par with Heskey. We need someone who at least can hit the proverbial back end of a cow. I'd love Keane because of the craft and guile he could bring but can't see it as he's not an MON type of player.
AVbornandbred
Anyone thinking of Carlton Cole needs glasses, he only gets good reviews because of the London media, his goal scoring ability is on a par with Heskey. We need someone who at least can hit the proverbial back end of a cow. I'd love Keane because of the craft and guile he could bring but can't see it as he's not an MON type of player.
AVbornandbred
Must admit I'd take Keane, think he'd add something very special to the team, JC should be unplayable and one that we can't afford to lose but he is too inconsistent as far as I'm concerned and much like the rest of his career, think he is drifting.
The Fear
Must admit I'd take Keane, think he'd add something very special to the team, JC should be unplayable and one that we can't afford to lose but he is too inconsistent as far as I'm concerned and much like the rest of his career, think he is drifting.
The Fear
Keane's past it IMO. I wouldn't want him at VP
FootyFans
Keane's past it IMO. I wouldn't want him at VP
FootyFans
Carew has the ability to play at the very highest level,but he's a lazy get,and most of the time we seem to be better off with Heskey.
Pking
Carew has the ability to play at the very highest level,but he's a lazy get,and most of the time we seem to be better off with Heskey.
Pking
Oh and Keane is a brilliant player and under MoN would improve.He is also mates with the Dunneymonster,their both from the same area of Dublin.
Pking
Oh and Keane is a brilliant player and under MoN would improve.He is also mates with the Dunneymonster,their both from the same area of Dublin.
Pking
Never like him since he played for Leeds with Viduka, pair of diving twonks. We could have had him off Wolves 7 years ago? waste of space now.
villan57
Never like him since he played for Leeds with Viduka, pair of diving twonks. We could have had him off Wolves 7 years ago? waste of space now.
villan57
defoe would be nice i think but i cant see that appy arry would be a mad man to sell him to villa with him in our side and a play maker i think thats 3rd ! honestly
black_villian
defoe would be nice i think but i cant see that appy arry would be a mad man to sell him to villa with him in our side and a play maker i think thats 3rd ! honestly
black_villian
It's Gabby that I'd consider getting rid of. Wouldn't mind Jenas or Keane. Would I sell Carew? Depends what he wants, him and MON will have to have a good old chat if an offer comes in.
Lions82
It's Gabby that I'd consider getting rid of. Wouldn't mind Jenas or Keane. Would I sell Carew? Depends what he wants, him and MON will have to have a good old chat if an offer comes in.
Lions82
Lions82, get rid of Gabby are you serious?!! He, jimmy, ashley, fonz, delph, guzan are our future, its soooo bright we gotta wear shades.
claretandbluearmy
Lions82, get rid of Gabby are you serious?!! He, jimmy, ashley, fonz, delph, guzan are our future, its soooo bright we gotta wear shades.
claretandbluearmy
He doesn't have a clue what to do unless the ball is played infront of him! Even then he makes some awful runs if any. Look at the other top 7 teams and there strikers, then look at villa. Nowhere near them..
Lions82
their strikers*
Lions82
He doesn't have a clue what to do unless the ball is played infront of him! Even then he makes some awful runs if any. Look at the other top 7 teams and there strikers, then look at villa. Nowhere near them..
Lions82
their strikers*
Lions82
claretandbluearmy, Spurs are above Villa in the league and also played you off the park at Villa so no sure how villa are a level above. Never let the facts get in the way of a good yarm though hey
spurs
claretandbluearmy, Spurs are above Villa in the league and also played you off the park at Villa so no sure how villa are a level above. Never let the facts get in the way of a good yarm though hey
spurs
spurs, you have won what exactly? neither team can boast until the season has finished! And the result at VP was a draw wasn't it??? If you played us off the park then why couldn't you beat us??? Let's keep to facts eh :p
holte ender 1969
spurs, you have won what exactly? neither team can boast until the season has finished! And the result at VP was a draw wasn't it??? If you played us off the park then why couldn't you beat us??? Let's keep to facts eh :p
holte ender 1969
And how are Villa at a different level to Spurs exactly? Btw a team can be played off the park and not lose, happens all the time in football
spurs
And how are Villa at a different level to Spurs exactly? Btw a team can be played off the park and not lose, happens all the time in football
spurs
We shouldn't go for any of the spurs players, they are paying well at the moment but so are Birmingham City! Carew's problem is playing second fiddle to heskey and i don't blame him, If Heskey moves as reported then JC will be back to doing his thing more often. I think the suggestion of getting rid of Gabby is nonsense. And Carlton Cole, Come on!! give me break, Gabby has is attributes, JC has his, we need a poacher, nippy but no need to be fast, sneaky and can get a hip, toe, eyebrow or whatever it takes onto the loose balls in the box. RUUUDDD!!!
magicmerson
We shouldn't go for any of the spurs players, they are paying well at the moment but so are Birmingham City! Carew's problem is playing second fiddle to heskey and i don't blame him, If Heskey moves as reported then JC will be back to doing his thing more often. I think the suggestion of getting rid of Gabby is nonsense. And Carlton Cole, Come on!! give me break, Gabby has is attributes, JC has his, we need a poacher, nippy but no need to be fast, sneaky and can get a hip, toe, eyebrow or whatever it takes onto the loose balls in the box. RUUUDDD!!!
magicmerson
yep a poacher exctly what we need an Alan Shearer. so now Rudd Van Nistleroy (however you spell it) is available why not try for him? it seems villa are scared to put bids in for big names !
black_villian
yep a poacher exctly what we need an Alan Shearer. so now Rudd Van Nistleroy (however you spell it) is available why not try for him? it seems villa are scared to put bids in for big names !
black_villian
I am surprised Defoe has been mentioned by some people on this post. Defoe is a grade above any Villa player as is King, Kranjcar, Modric, Palacios and Gomez. I think i can speak for most of our fans when i say i dont feal Villa are our rivals in the top four chase. I predict 7th place for villa.
asherthesmasher
I am surprised Defoe has been mentioned by some people on this post. Defoe is a grade above any Villa player as is King, Kranjcar, Modric, Palacios and Gomez. I think i can speak for most of our fans when i say i dont feal Villa are our rivals in the top four chase. I predict 7th place for villa.
asherthesmasher
Wow, Spurs are a whole *two* points ahead at this moment in time. Such a gulf in class. We were totally crap when we played them and they still couldn't beat us; I will happily admit they were the better team that day, that's not saying much though.
ExpatVillaShirt
Wow, Spurs are a whole *two* points ahead at this moment in time. Such a gulf in class. We were totally crap when we played them and they still couldn't beat us; I will happily admit they were the better team that day, that's not saying much though.
ExpatVillaShirt
As for this rumour, I'd take Keane over Carew any day. Big John is terrific on his day, unfortunately his days are few and far between. I reckon MON would get the best out of Robbie. Would be a nice poke in the eye to Rafa as well, who failed miserably to do likewise. Make it happen ! UTV
ExpatVillaShirt
As for this rumour, I'd take Keane over Carew any day. Big John is terrific on his day, unfortunately his days are few and far between. I reckon MON would get the best out of Robbie. Would be a nice poke in the eye to Rafa as well, who failed miserably to do likewise. Make it happen ! UTV
ExpatVillaShirt
I'm an ardent Villan have been for over 42 seasons but Spurs have more fire power than us a blind man on a galloping horse can see that . We have a better defence and that is always the starting point to any good side . Spurs will concede too many goals and we won't score enough !
villan57
I'm an ardent Villan have been for over 42 seasons but Spurs have more fire power than us a blind man on a galloping horse can see that . We have a better defence and that is always the starting point to any good side . Spurs will concede too many goals and we won't score enough !
villan57
Therefore, sign Robbie Keane. Or any good strikers. We've only got one.
ExpatVillaShirt
Therefore, sign Robbie Keane. Or any good strikers. We've only got one.
ExpatVillaShirt
who is that then ? Don't tell me Gabby !
villan57
who is that then ? Don't tell me Gabby !
villan57
Come on, Gabby's scored more goals than any of our other strikers so far this season ! I still think he's the unfinished article, and when he is I want us to have hold of him.
ExpatVillaShirt
Come on, Gabby's scored more goals than any of our other strikers so far this season ! I still think he's the unfinished article, and when he is I want us to have hold of him.
ExpatVillaShirt
It's funny that two weeks ago you couldn't find a Spurs fan for luv nor money. I wonder why that was, and why they are out now?
HeathfieldRoad1874
It's funny that two weeks ago you couldn't find a Spurs fan for luv nor money. I wonder why that was, and why they are out now?
HeathfieldRoad1874
Spud fans are a rare breed of cat.
chris the villan
Spud fans are a rare breed of cat.
chris the villan
asher, King a grade above any villa player? HAHAHA. imagine dunne chuckle at that :D
gruck
asher, King a grade above any villa player? HAHAHA. imagine dunne chuckle at that :D
gruck
Why? Has he just seen a Richard Dunne compilation on youtube ;)
Phartman87
Why? Has he just seen a Richard Dunne compilation on youtube ;)
Phartman87
Thats spuds all over buying there players through youtube footage!! hilarious
claretandbluearmy
Thats spuds all over buying there players through youtube footage!! hilarious
claretandbluearmy
Sounds like you've been watching Dicky Dunne compilations as well
Phartman87
Sounds like you've been watching Dicky Dunne compilations as well
Phartman87
Fartface87 just remind me how many goals has King scored and how many games he's played this year?
claretandbluearmy
Fartface87 just remind me how many goals has King scored and how many games he's played this year?
claretandbluearmy
This Season!!
claretandbluearmy
This Season!!
claretandbluearmy
 

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