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Transfer gossip is still very thin on the ground but saw a couple of snippets today in a report by Sami Mokbel in the Daily Star , the bastion of all things football... ahem.

Hey, again, a quiet news day, so I might as well share them!

First off, they reckon that Villa will bid for £2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews.

Apparently Arsenal are also interested.

The second part of the report says that Nigel Hokey-Cokey will sit out next season at Villa in order to move on a free in the summer of 2011. Nigel Reo-Coker has been out injured for a while now but no matter really, he rarely featured anyway! The report suggests unless a top Premiership team come in for him, he'll bide his time and look for a better move the following summer.

MON did describe the injury to NRC - picked up in training - as a devastating blow to the squad, so maybe he'd planned to feature him more in Cup games as part of a much needed rotation? However as we all know, he did rarely feature and when he did play, it was usually out of place so many believed he'd be one of a few fringe players to be sold this summer in order to free up wages and enable MON to wheel and deal in the transfer market.

You can't really blame the 25-year-old former West Ham Captain doing what is best for him though, he could become even richer if he just waits a season. During the wait would he feature though and would that not lower his stock?

The Star claim Villa will hold 'crunch' talks with him in the next month.

No quotes or sources to either 'story'.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday April 8 2010
Time: 10:54AM

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Nrc, He is By Far Better then Sidwell, Nrc Gives 150% every game, never stop running or gives up, why dont we use him, he is a good player! Play 4-5-1, with young,milner,downing,petrov and Nrc with carew or gabby upfront, would make us a better attacking team, and defending, taht is what we did last season in the first half, when carew was injured and we was 3rd then when carew came back we was 4th/5th then came 6th thats with playing 2 up front.
Tr1dent
08/04/2010 12:21:00
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Another Right Back?! Fantastic, he can sit next to Habib and Luke.
juddy
08/04/2010 12:42:00
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we are linked to PSGs Stephan Sessegnor... this guy is pretty good...
leftfoot
08/04/2010 12:47:00
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I agree with Tr1dent.... on a different level than Sidwell... we should keep NRC, and rotate him and Petrov.
thorpyuk
08/04/2010 12:56:00
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I had high hopes for him after following him in the Peace Cup.
Stig
08/04/2010 13:58:00
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Is it me or do you think its wrong that players contracts still run down while they are injured? A player could sign a 3 year deal get injured first game not play again until end of 3rd year then leave on a free!! madness
claretandbluearmy
08/04/2010 15:34:00
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good luck to nrc .he can sit on the bench till next year and then go for nothink. so that would be a3 or 4mil loss to villa . but lets face it o,neil did mess him about .pay back time
one match ban
08/04/2010 17:30:00
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The Sidwell/NRC issue is a head-scratcher to me. Just in terms of attitude and presence on the pitch NRC is many times better than Sidders. He has actually turned games for us. I don't know what has gone on, but from the outside it makes no sense. I was going to say something about rotation in midefield, but then got tired and, probably like some of the players, thought 'what's the use?' If MoN buys another right back he must be diagnosable. Praying it's a silly rumour.
144wittonlane
09/04/2010 08:02:00
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Villan444, he did show promise at WHAM but there's a reason why he was shut out there too, same reason at Villa - bad attitude - bit of a big head. His end pass is awful - he's like David Batty. Sidwell is much better but he is so affected by having a bad game and clearly can't adjust to being a sub. Either way, we need a Benayoun in there to dribble and run around with the ball creating spaces....get him on board.
koolbill
09/04/2010 14:49:00
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More good than bad in my opinion but NRC truly has flattered to decieve. Now, Huntelaar or Bent? Van Bommel or Benayoun?
koolbill
09/04/2010 18:46:00
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