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No Villa Transfers Unless We Sell First

Martin O'Neill has confirmed that he will have to sell players before bringing anyone else in.

He was apparently asked if he would be bringing in a striker and replied to Sky Sports:

'We are not looking at players at this minute because we have to sell. Do I have to sell to buy? We wouldn't be the only club in that position.'

This follows on from the comments the other day: 'I understand about the need for prudence – and I believe in it. But I am a football manager. I get judged on results and not on the long term. Every single club I’ve been at, I have worked to the budgets given to me. That’s at Wycombe, Leicester and at Celtic, so I haven’t changed here.' Adding he is happy with the squad but 'I’m no different to anybody – I’d like it to be stronger.' Full quotes: Villa Transfers Still Possible + Prudence Needed?

Reports suggest that Craig Gardner deal could be done shortly and who knows, maybe a bit more interest will be shown in Nigel Hokey-Cokey that wouldn't be far off 10 million jointly raise for little loss as neither are played very often (not a criticism, just a fact!!)

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May as well repeat the transfers to date list:

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :

Out


Kevin Phillips WBA 700k
Matthieu Berson Levante 1m
Ulises De La Cruz Reading Free
Peter Whittingham Cardiff City 250k
Eric Djemba Djemba Quatar Free
Juan Pablo Angel New York Red Bulls Free
Milan Baros Lyon Swap
Mark Delaney Retired

In

Stiliyan Petrov Celtic 6.5m
Didier Agathe Celtic Free
Chris Sutton Celtic Free
Phil Bardsley Manchester United Loan
Gabor Kiraly Crystal Palace Loan
John Carew Lyon Swap
Ashley Young Watford 9.65m
Shaun Maloney Celtic 1.1m



SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:

Out


Gary Cahill Bolton Undisc (in region of 4m?)
Liam Ridgewell Birmingham 2m
Jlloyd Samuel Bolton Free
Lee Hendrie Sheffield United Free
Chris Sutton Retired
Didier Agathe released
Steven Davis Fulham 4m
Aaron Hughes Fulham 1m
Gavin McCann Bolton 1m
Robert Olejnik Falkirk Free

In

Wayne Routledge Tottenham 1.5m
Moustapha Salifou FC Wil Undisc.
Curtis Davies West Brom Loan
Zat Knight Fulham 3.5m
Scott Carson Liverpool Loan
Harry Forrester Watford 250 000 initial fee rising on appearances
Eric Lichaj Unattached Free
Marlon Harewood West Ham Undisc (region of 3.5m?)
Nigel Reo-Coker West Ham 8.5m

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009

Out:


Luke Moore (West Brom - 3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus - free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague - free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, 1million)
Wayne Routledge (undisclosed)

In:

Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around 7.5million?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea 5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of 2 - 2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, starts at around 800k up to 2m on appearances etc?)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around 4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around 5m?)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers 7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, around 12million?)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic (3.5m)

FOURTH SEASON

Out:


Gareth Barry (Manchester City, 12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton 4 - 4.5million)
Martin Laursen (retired)

In

Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough around 10m + add ons)
Fabian Delph (Leeds United - undisclosed fee - around 6m including add ons?)
Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed but around 3m?)
Andy Marshall (free agent)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn Rovers - around 6m + add ons?)
James Collins (West Ham United - around 5m)
Richard Dunne (Manchester City - around 6m)

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*




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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 19 2010

Time: 5:20PM

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god knows whats actually going on, im geting brain freeze over transfers this window!
clarkamus
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19/01/2010 17:24:00

god knows whats actually going on, im geting brain freeze over transfers this window!
clarkamus
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19/01/2010 17:24:00

Sad face.
Stig
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19/01/2010 17:27:00

Sad face.
Stig
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19/01/2010 17:27:00

I just cannot believe we aren't looking at big kenwyne... He has all the attributes to be a top draw striker, he just needs consistent service over a decent period of time and he'll be a goal machine. Heskey and big john look too lightweight for me, they can't take a knock anymore and I'm beginning to think heskey may actually be frightened of the goal....
Dunf83
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19/01/2010 17:59:00

Oh god...bleak.
olofthegreat
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19/01/2010 17:59:00

I just cannot believe we aren't looking at big kenwyne... He has all the attributes to be a top draw striker, he just needs consistent service over a decent period of time and he'll be a goal machine. Heskey and big john look too lightweight for me, they can't take a knock anymore and I'm beginning to think heskey may actually be frightened of the goal....
Dunf83
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19/01/2010 17:59:00

Oh god...bleak.
olofthegreat
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19/01/2010 17:59:00

We're doomed. What about loans though..........
Raunds Villain
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19/01/2010 18:21:00

We're doomed. What about loans though..........
Raunds Villain
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19/01/2010 18:21:00

Perhaps Randy's got tired of Marting buying players and then not using them. The message, sell what you're not using before you can buy more makes sense in that circumstance.
villan of the north
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19/01/2010 18:43:00

Perhaps Randy's got tired of Marting buying players and then not using them. The message, sell what you're not using before you can buy more makes sense in that circumstance.
villan of the north
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19/01/2010 18:43:00

Just had a text of my bluenose mate "the balance of power in the city is shifting"
young_jonah
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19/01/2010 18:46:00

Just had a text of my bluenose mate "the balance of power in the city is shifting"
young_jonah
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19/01/2010 18:46:00

Yes, except you've just pulled that out of the sky to justify another swipe at the manager. It may make sense to you but it bears no relation to reality.
DVall
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19/01/2010 18:48:00

Yes, except you've just pulled that out of the sky to justify another swipe at the manager. It may make sense to you but it bears no relation to reality.
DVall
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19/01/2010 18:48:00

6th here we come !
Lost_In_Ca
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19/01/2010 18:51:00

6th here we come !
Lost_In_Ca
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19/01/2010 18:51:00

Having trouble reading DVall? I said "perhaps", or are we not allowed to discuss anything that might not praise MON beyond the stars?
Villan Of The North
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19/01/2010 19:21:00

Having trouble reading DVall? I said "perhaps", or are we not allowed to discuss anything that might not praise MON beyond the stars?
Villan Of The North
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19/01/2010 19:21:00

The team is crying out for a class forward.
ShaneBlack
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19/01/2010 19:31:00

The team is crying out for a class forward.
ShaneBlack
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19/01/2010 19:31:00

Craig Gardner 3.5m, Reo 6m, Harewood 2m, Nicky Shorey 4 thats 15.5m if they were all to go (Shorey maybe the exception) even so 11.5m you can get a decent striker for that with no great loss to the squad.
claretandbluearmy
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19/01/2010 20:57:00

Craig Gardner 3.5m, Reo 6m, Harewood 2m, Nicky Shorey 4 thats 15.5m if they were all to go (Shorey maybe the exception) even so 11.5m you can get a decent striker for that with no great loss to the squad.
claretandbluearmy
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19/01/2010 20:57:00

Yup I'd sell Shorey for four quid too...I'd take 3 quid and a Mars bar.
olofthegreat
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19/01/2010 21:44:00

Yup I'd sell Shorey for four quid too...I'd take 3 quid and a Mars bar.
olofthegreat
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19/01/2010 21:44:00

Which striker would MON realistically go for? He'd have to give 100% each game, have premiership experience, have the ability to finish chances and speak English......Robbie Keane or Darren Bent are the only options I reckon MON would look at.
son_of_cher
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19/01/2010 22:58:00

Which striker would MON realistically go for? He'd have to give 100% each game, have premiership experience, have the ability to finish chances and speak English......Robbie Keane or Darren Bent are the only options I reckon MON would look at.
son_of_cher
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19/01/2010 22:58:00

And they both arent coming to VP in the next 12 days
son_of_cher
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19/01/2010 22:59:00

And they both arent coming to VP in the next 12 days
son_of_cher
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19/01/2010 22:59:00

Luis Fabiano is perfect then, cher!
FootyFans
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20/01/2010 12:17:00

Luis Fabiano is perfect then, cher!
FootyFans
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20/01/2010 12:17:00

 

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