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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

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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
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07/01/2010 11:27:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:27:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:38:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:38:00

oh an why the hell would we want bently...he would just warm the bench here
d8ost
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07/01/2010 11:39:00

oh an why the hell would we want bently...he would just warm the bench here
d8ost
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07/01/2010 11:39:00

5 mill plus Carew? I wouldn't entertain that, a straight swap maybe, I'm a Carew fan and rather him stay.
claretandbluearmy
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07/01/2010 11:41:00

5 mill plus Carew? I wouldn't entertain that, a straight swap maybe, I'm a Carew fan and rather him stay.
claretandbluearmy
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07/01/2010 11:41:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:43:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:43:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:44:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:44:00

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.
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07/01/2010 11:45:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:45:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:48:00

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
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07/01/2010 11:48:00

Skysports say West ham want Marlon, so why not bring back Carlton Cole to VP plus cash. thats a much better deal.
claretandbluearmy
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07/01/2010 11:58:00

Skysports say West ham want Marlon, so why not bring back Carlton Cole to VP plus cash. thats a much better deal.
claretandbluearmy
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07/01/2010 11:58:00

I'd love Robbie Keane at Villa.
evoflash
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07/01/2010 11:59:00

I'd love Robbie Keane at Villa.
evoflash
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07/01/2010 11:59:00

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.
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07/01/2010 12:03:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:03:00

Carew + 3m for Pavy and Keane? :)
Tr1dent
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07/01/2010 12:11:00

rather have calton cole
clarkamus
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07/01/2010 12:11:00

Carew + 3m for Pavy and Keane? :)
Tr1dent
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07/01/2010 12:11:00

rather have calton cole
clarkamus
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07/01/2010 12:11:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:20:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:20:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:30:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:30:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:33:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:33:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:36:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:36:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:51:00

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
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07/01/2010 12:51:00

Keane is quality. I'd take him in a flash
dvall
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07/01/2010 13:05:00

Keane is quality. I'd take him in a flash
dvall
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07/01/2010 13:05:00

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
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07/01/2010 13:32:00

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
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07/01/2010 13:32:00

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
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07/01/2010 17:15:00

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
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07/01/2010 17:15:00

Keane's past it IMO. I wouldn't want him at VP
FootyFans
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07/01/2010 17:16:00

Keane's past it IMO. I wouldn't want him at VP
FootyFans
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07/01/2010 17:16:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:07:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:07:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:13:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:13:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:33:00

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
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07/01/2010 20:33:00

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
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07/01/2010 21:45:00

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
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07/01/2010 21:45:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:02:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:02:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:31:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:31:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:58:00

their strikers*
Lions82
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07/01/2010 22:58:00

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
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07/01/2010 22:58:00

their strikers*
Lions82
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07/01/2010 22:58:00

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
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07/01/2010 23:56:00

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
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07/01/2010 23:56:00

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
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08/01/2010 01:17:00

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
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08/01/2010 01:17:00

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
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08/01/2010 05:05:00

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
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08/01/2010 05:05:00

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
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08/01/2010 07:09:00

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
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08/01/2010 07:09:00

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
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08/01/2010 08:31:00

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
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08/01/2010 08:31:00

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
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08/01/2010 09:55:00

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
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08/01/2010 09:55:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:19:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:19:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:21:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:21:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:35:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:35:00

Therefore, sign Robbie Keane. Or any good strikers. We've only got one.
ExpatVillaShirt
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08/01/2010 10:39:00

Therefore, sign Robbie Keane. Or any good strikers. We've only got one.
ExpatVillaShirt
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08/01/2010 10:39:00

who is that then ? Don't tell me Gabby !
villan57
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08/01/2010 10:45:00

who is that then ? Don't tell me Gabby !
villan57
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08/01/2010 10:45:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:54:00

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
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08/01/2010 10:54:00

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
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08/01/2010 11:42:00

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
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08/01/2010 11:42:00

Spud fans are a rare breed of cat.
chris the villan
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08/01/2010 12:14:00

Spud fans are a rare breed of cat.
chris the villan
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08/01/2010 12:14:00

asher, King a grade above any villa player? HAHAHA. imagine dunne chuckle at that :D
gruck
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08/01/2010 12:59:00

asher, King a grade above any villa player? HAHAHA. imagine dunne chuckle at that :D
gruck
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08/01/2010 12:59:00

Why? Has he just seen a Richard Dunne compilation on youtube ;)
Phartman87
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08/01/2010 14:01:00

Why? Has he just seen a Richard Dunne compilation on youtube ;)
Phartman87
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08/01/2010 14:01:00

Thats spuds all over buying there players through youtube footage!! hilarious
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 17:18:00

Thats spuds all over buying there players through youtube footage!! hilarious
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 17:18:00

Sounds like you've been watching Dicky Dunne compilations as well
Phartman87
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08/01/2010 18:24:00

Sounds like you've been watching Dicky Dunne compilations as well
Phartman87
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08/01/2010 18:24:00

Fartface87 just remind me how many goals has King scored and how many games he's played this year?
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 20:35:00

Fartface87 just remind me how many goals has King scored and how many games he's played this year?
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 20:35:00

This Season!!
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 21:17:00

This Season!!
claretandbluearmy
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08/01/2010 21:17:00

 

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