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Heskey's KO Is Delfouneso's Gain?

Heskey's KO Is Delfouneso's Gain?

Heskey's KO is Delfouneso' s gain

It was just 4 days ago that I wrote an article suggestion on here, stating that I thought Heskey would leave Villa this summer with Martin O'Neill showing signs of giving up on the striker at Wembley.

Heskey was brought on for John Carew in the 82nd minute to find an equalising goal in a massive game.

Chelsea scored in the 68th minute through Didier Drogba. Then 14 minutes later Heskey came on for an injured Carew. (A forced substitution). This showed O'Neill's lack of faith in Heskey and is no longer supporting the big man after his poor record of just 7 goals in 51 appearances.

Last night we saw a tremendous (and expected) performance from both Villa and Everton; yet again providing a great game of football to watch. That is for everyone but Heskey who had to watch young Delfouneso put on the pitch upfront in a 3 man strike partnership ahead of Emile himself (an England international). Surely now it is a matter of how much money we can get for the sale of Heskey instead of 'are we going to sell him this summer?'

Heskey's time is done, Harewood's contract is up this summer and with the possibility of Delfouneso going out on loan next season, it underlines the importance for Martin O'Neill not only to extend Carew's contract past his final year (next season) but also to purchase 2 new strikers. UTV - but from next season onwards we will be going to bigger and better places without Emile Heskey. (FINALLY!!!)

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Writer:astvil123
Date:Thursday April 15 2010
Time: 10:53AM

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i have always been a big supporter of Carew, but we need to get rid of both Carew and heskey in the summer because neither of them perform well enough on a consistent basis. I don't know how much money we will have in the summer, it doesn't seem like it will be much but i think the most important signing will be a CF then back up for CF and then a creative midfielder. We are solid enough everywhere else, with delph the fonz, and alrighton coming through. Whether we can keep any of our fringe players is another thing but what we have is good enough for the bench.
liamo1981
15/04/2010 11:20:00
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I'd go back to 4-5-1 for a while and see what that brings personally. Then again, I know nothing! The Fonz looks very sharp, still not really ready for regular first team and his talk of a loan next season might make sense (?) but certainly would play him ahead of Heskey. Then again, I'd play me ahead of Heskey and I've got crippled legs (and for the pc brigade, yes I am allowed to say that, it is true!)
The Fear
15/04/2010 11:28:00
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I agree, as much as I think Heskey is a nice bloke, its pointless wasting any more time on him. When you think that he is only 60 days older than Drogba even his age is no excuse. Its a shame but I think your right about Carew too, he also must be sold.... even if he does have the best song.... apart from Salifou! Then an all new (apart from Gabby) attack needs to be built, its the missing link, plus a creative and offensive mid-fielder.
villa_de
15/04/2010 12:33:00
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Dear MON, please zip Heskey up in a large suitcase labelled 'Khazakhsthan' and put him on the next slow boat to china! In all seriousness, i'm excited by the thought of us getting a striker in who can score. Keep Carew & Gabby, sell Heskey and Harewood and bring in Bent! (even if it costs!)
thorpyuk
15/04/2010 22:38:00
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We do badly need someone who can unlock defences that just come to Villa Park to put 10 men behind the ball. That and a striker for me are the priorities. that would be the first team sorted and as we all (I think) agree, people are going to be leaving, so we could do with building up a squad. 4 years in and we're building a squad still! Who'da thunk it?
Nel-A
16/04/2010 01:33:00
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