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THAT Didn't Work MON - More Transfer Links!!!!!

Well, that didn't work Mr O'Neill! Yesterday he said he didn't expect any movements in the January transfer window: No January Transfers Expected SHOCKER!? (see how I've gone all 'tabloid' to bring in the views!!!) however today the Sunday Sun claim we are after £11million rated Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones. Maybe they missed the memo from MON!

As you will see yourselves: www.sundaysun.co.uk there really is very little in the form of substance or source for this rumour with Birmingham City also being linked.

The main line that would worry me is that although Steve Bruce doesn't want to sell the player he is frustrated by the 25-year-olds "laid-back nature".

Ouch, no thanks... no surely?!

The point is (apart from the fact I VERY much doubt we are looking at him anyway) he appears to be second choice for Sunderland so I would be surprised if we went for 2nd best but was wondering if anyone had anything positive about the guy as I really don't know a great deal about him? Have been asking the same in the transfer thread in the forum and the January thread at the top on the front page: Click Here forum (some adult language)

Wiki: Click Here
Official site: Click Here

Wiki Says Record Is:

Southampton 71 (19)
Sheffield Wednesday (loan) 7 (7)
Stoke City (loan) 13 (3)
Sunderland 76 (23)
National team: 2003– Trinidad and Tobago 42 (5)

Just looks sort of average really? But then again, only 25 and so not at his peak, nearly 1 in 3 for Sunderland? Not convinced though!

Yeah, too much snow, too much time on my hands and a little bored so thought I'd look at this non-link link basically!

Our latest poll asks where you think we'll finish this season with no new signings, some interesting article comments in there as well: Where Will Villa Finish Without New Signings?

And some interesting quotes picked up by Vital Villan from MON saying that he may well start to blood in the Villa youth. Wouldn't it be great if they got the chance and took it with both hands - or probably a better idea, both feet!? Full article: Closed Chequebook = Youthful Chance

In news that might shock the footballing world, it appears that Real Madrid stars Karim Benzema and Raśl are mad keen on a move to Villa Park due to their love of canals. Yes, I know, I know, most think Venice when they think of canals but not these two, they know the 'secret' of Brum is that we have more canals than Venice and want to move to Villa in order to pursue their careers whilst exploring the length and breadth of the Brummie 'rivers' in their gold plated canal barges. Rumours suggest they have already done the Watford to Birmingham run and even the current freezing conditions hasn't put them off their quest to move to Villa - they are even prepared to pay part of the transfer fees themselves so board are they with the sun and life in Spain.

All true folks, trust me.

Only other snippet around today is Martin O'Neill talking in the Mercury to Matthew Kendrick saying the only positive of the games being cancelled due to the weather is that at least the players are getting a break to re-charge their batteries. Article and quotes: Click Here

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 10 2010

Time: 12:55PM

Your Comments

Can't imagine a West Indian footballer would be laid back can you? lol
villan57
Can't imagine a West Indian footballer would be laid back can you? lol
villan57
Jones comes across as a young Heksey
son_of_cher
Jones comes across as a young Heksey
son_of_cher
decent target man, prem experience, good age, affordable & getable, would not pay 11-12 mil for him...would rather buy kevin davies, one of the hardest players in the prem to play against, is english cheaper & a better target man...However I feel we need a creative link man or an out & out striker as our next priority & to move us on to the next level...
marcobavfc
decent target man, prem experience, good age, affordable & getable, would not pay 11-12 mil for him...would rather buy kevin davies, one of the hardest players in the prem to play against, is english cheaper & a better target man...However I feel we need a creative link man or an out & out striker as our next priority & to move us on to the next level...
marcobavfc
I would be prepared to wait till next season & get exactly what we need than buy now...We have a bit of strength in depth & that can be complimented with youth who I would like to see gradually given a bit of a chance when we can...We've been patient up till now & that has been worth while..I will be prepared to wait a little longer to see if M'on can get what we need next year & move us on or not...
marcobavfc
Spurs fan in peace. I think Kenwyne Jones would be a good acquisition for either of us, wrote an article about it with mixed reviews! Think he'd offer you more than Heskey in terms of goals whereas he's still young, certainly younger than Kevin Davies. I think his body language suggests he's not entirely happy with being at Sunderland, rather than it being a trait.
bernio3000
I would be prepared to wait till next season & get exactly what we need than buy now...We have a bit of strength in depth & that can be complimented with youth who I would like to see gradually given a bit of a chance when we can...We've been patient up till now & that has been worth while..I will be prepared to wait a little longer to see if M'on can get what we need next year & move us on or not...
marcobavfc
Spurs fan in peace. I think Kenwyne Jones would be a good acquisition for either of us, wrote an article about it with mixed reviews! Think he'd offer you more than Heskey in terms of goals whereas he's still young, certainly younger than Kevin Davies. I think his body language suggests he's not entirely happy with being at Sunderland, rather than it being a trait.
bernio3000
I like Jones & think he would do alright if he was at the villa, but for probably half the cash & for the remainder & another 2 seasons I would rather have Davies(defo not as a long term signing) ...not in for him so all quite irrelevant i spose...for what I feel villa need see above...but if heskey or carew go in the summer which i see happeneng(or both)than we will need to look for a replacement type player...
marcobavfc
I like Jones & think he would do alright if he was at the villa, but for probably half the cash & for the remainder & another 2 seasons I would rather have Davies(defo not as a long term signing) ...not in for him so all quite irrelevant i spose...for what I feel villa need see above...but if heskey or carew go in the summer which i see happeneng(or both)than we will need to look for a replacement type player...
marcobavfc
Stop messing around! get defoe!
FootyFans
Stop messing around! get defoe!
FootyFans
Thanks bernio3000, as said I don't know enough about him to be excited or otherwise. That was the one positive I could see from his stats ie age. Heskey and JC aren't getting any younger (both over 30) and have the tendancy to pick up a fair few injuries. Still would think we could maybe wait and get better but I'm no scout, that is for certain!
The Fear
Thanks bernio3000, as said I don't know enough about him to be excited or otherwise. That was the one positive I could see from his stats ie age. Heskey and JC aren't getting any younger (both over 30) and have the tendancy to pick up a fair few injuries. Still would think we could maybe wait and get better but I'm no scout, that is for certain!
The Fear
the Defoe ship has sailed footyfans! We could have bid for him when he left spurs but he won't be leaving spurs for any other team now, no chance.
The Fear
the Defoe ship has sailed footyfans! We could have bid for him when he left spurs but he won't be leaving spurs for any other team now, no chance.
The Fear
Agreed, absolutely no chance of defoe coming!!!
marcobavfc
Agreed, absolutely no chance of defoe coming!!!
marcobavfc
Tut, Tut! Mr. Fear, you're a very naughty boy!! If you are going to mention the vessels that cruise the BCN (that's Birmingham Canal Navigation's for those that don't know) at least get the terminology correct. They are "Narrow boats" not barges!!
TheQ.
Tut, Tut! Mr. Fear, you're a very naughty boy!! If you are going to mention the vessels that cruise the BCN (that's Birmingham Canal Navigation's for those that don't know) at least get the terminology correct. They are "Narrow boats" not barges!!
TheQ.
yeah, must admit I went totally blank TheQ this morning when writing that tosh! My mate has one down in Watford as well, very posh thing it is too!
the fear
yeah, must admit I went totally blank TheQ this morning when writing that tosh! My mate has one down in Watford as well, very posh thing it is too!
the fear
Apology accepted. We took our boat down into London last August. We went out onto the tidal Thames at Limehouse. Not really the place to take Narrow boats if I am honest. We had a massive problem after half a mile, the engine overheated!!!
TheQ.
Apology accepted. We took our boat down into London last August. We went out onto the tidal Thames at Limehouse. Not really the place to take Narrow boats if I am honest. We had a massive problem after half a mile, the engine overheated!!!
TheQ.
Why aren't we being linked to Huntelaar ? Or Joe Cole ? These are the types of boys to move us on.
Pancho Villan
Why aren't we being linked to Huntelaar ? Or Joe Cole ? These are the types of boys to move us on.
Pancho Villan
Oh for a Benito Carbone or Paul Merson in their prime!!
deano.avfc
Oh for a Benito Carbone or Paul Merson in their prime!!
deano.avfc
Huntelaars not gettin in the milan team but would he leave a champs league club
Raunds Villain
Huntelaars not gettin in the milan team but would he leave a champs league club
Raunds Villain
Bruce Rioch deano?
Gordonsleftboot
Bruce Rioch deano?
Gordonsleftboot
My old housemate from uni is a massive Sunderland fan (by which I mean he's an avid suppporter, not he's really fat), so I bent his ear about this one last night (Darren Bent his ear?...no...) His view was that Big Ken was potentially dynamite and on a good day is unplayable. But has a tendancy to go missing in quite a few games (any of this sounding familiar?!) He said that MON could motivate him into playing every week he would be an awesome signing. Swap for Carew anyone?
AVFC4ME
My old housemate from uni is a massive Sunderland fan (by which I mean he's an avid suppporter, not he's really fat), so I bent his ear about this one last night (Darren Bent his ear?...no...) His view was that Big Ken was potentially dynamite and on a good day is unplayable. But has a tendancy to go missing in quite a few games (any of this sounding familiar?!) He said that MON could motivate him into playing every week he would be an awesome signing. Swap for Carew anyone?
AVFC4ME
That should read "if MON could motivate him..."
AVFC4ME
That should read "if MON could motivate him..."
AVFC4ME
Bent should of been our target in the summer! Not another Heskey.
leelindsay
Bent should of been our target in the summer! Not another Heskey.
leelindsay
good info AVFC4ME. Can never understand why these top players can't motivate themselves to be honest, they are paid a lot, adored by the fans, in a position most can only dream of. Can't be that difficult to give 100% every game? I don't mean be brilliant all the time, form comes and goes, but you should always be up for it and put in the effort surely!?
The Fear
good info AVFC4ME. Can never understand why these top players can't motivate themselves to be honest, they are paid a lot, adored by the fans, in a position most can only dream of. Can't be that difficult to give 100% every game? I don't mean be brilliant all the time, form comes and goes, but you should always be up for it and put in the effort surely!?
The Fear
Get 10 players like that - Jones and Carew to start of and play each for once in every ten!! Then we would have an unstoppable strikeforce!
deano.avfc
Get 10 players like that - Jones and Carew to start of and play each for once in every ten!! Then we would have an unstoppable strikeforce!
deano.avfc
The problem with narrow boats on the Thames is going under the bridges, the water flow is so fierce the boat hardly makes any headway. Not for the faint hearted. Heard that Fellaini might be on his way (football-rumours.com).
andy5759
The problem with narrow boats on the Thames is going under the bridges, the water flow is so fierce the boat hardly makes any headway. Not for the faint hearted. Heard that Fellaini might be on his way (football-rumours.com).
andy5759
Why do we need Jones when we have Heskey and Carew he may be younger but of the same mould? we need another striker in the mould of Gabby young & fast. Would like to know if the Fonz is gonna make the cut? Forget Defoe or Keane, I wouldnt do any business with Spuds.
claretandbluearmy
Why do we need Jones when we have Heskey and Carew he may be younger but of the same mould? we need another striker in the mould of Gabby young & fast. Would like to know if the Fonz is gonna make the cut? Forget Defoe or Keane, I wouldnt do any business with Spuds.
claretandbluearmy
I get the feeling Jones will be going to Chelsea. I would prefer a younger, quicker goal-poacher, but I would be very shocked if MON buys anyone of note this window.
attila11101
I get the feeling Jones will be going to Chelsea. I would prefer a younger, quicker goal-poacher, but I would be very shocked if MON buys anyone of note this window.
attila11101
 

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