Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Robbie Keane - Yes Or No Poll Results

Robbie Keane - Yes Or No Poll Results

Bit of a struggle to think of polls at the moment so the last one simply asked, following all the press speculation linking us to him,

Robbie Keane?

In a straight yes and no vote the results were:

Yes please 65%
No thanks 35%

The link has again been repeated, this time as a makeweight for a £22million bid for Gabby. I can't see MON wanting to sell Gabby though, he seems very highly rated by the manager and features in pretty much every game.

Our latest poll asks if you would sell Gabby Agbonlahor who today has been linked with Spurs.

Spurs fans, it seems that a good few on Vital Spurs are saying they'd be glad to see Keane go, why is this? He always looks quality to me and is still only 29? Would you like Gabby (who I don't think will be sold!!)?

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday June 8 2010
Time: 10:26AM


i voted no thanks. We are 5 years or so too late.If we buy him now we will definately loose money. I just cannot see any value in it unless we can secure for less than 4m. Having said that Gabby-Delf-Carew-Keane does sound good...but Bellamy would be better...we need some attitude/agression in the squad
Bangkok Villan
08/06/2010 10:35:00
Keane or Bellamy both exploit space better than Gabby and he would learn alot, question is: who has the biggest chip? (and i'm not talking about Bellamy attacking Riise with the golf club at LoserFC).
08/06/2010 10:46:00
Nooooooo.... far too late, Keep Gabby, Carew, and we have delph as well......
08/06/2010 13:30:00
I vote yes but would not want anything north of 10M as a transfer fee, and absolutely no way Gabby should go anywhere. Keane in the hole behind Gabby linking up play would give us more options.
08/06/2010 13:42:00
As others have said, five years too late. Those who are in favour of signing him ...... do you intend putting 12 players on the pitch? Or who would you leave out?
chocolate teapot
08/06/2010 14:03:00
Well when does carew ever complete a full season?
08/06/2010 15:30:00
No, he's on the downhill slide. I'd rather see some gambles on young unknowns. They at least have a chance (however small) of becoming great for years to come. Keane has a 0 probability of being great for years to come. I doubt if he has 2 moderately good years left.
08/06/2010 15:35:00
i vote yes still a good footballer but no more than 5m
bells are ringin
08/06/2010 15:49:00
It is not our job to do the finance (as Fear tells me lol) but lets do the maths. He is almost 30 and this would be his last major contract. He would have absolutely no sell on value. His form, committment and ability at the top level is questionable to say the least. His wages would be in excess of the £60K a week (£3million a year to you and me) he reputedly gets at Spuds. Lets say for arguments sake that we buy a player who is obviously at the tail end of his career for a fee in the region of £7.5m (I am splitting the £5m and £10m price that is muted). His wages over 4 years (£12m minimum) + £7.5M transfer fee, signing on fees and agents fees at 15% of the contract (£3m) would mean a minimum total of £22m!! The figure with everything is likely to be nearer £25m. Roughly the same money that is being muted for Milner. Do Villa fans think that the money generated from Milner (who I don't think will be leaving and I have reasonable info on this) would be worth putting on Keane. I certainly don't. If M'ON can't find a better way of investing the clubs money then I would be very worried. Think of it as buying a car. If you had the choice of buying a brand new Merc that comes with a guarantee to give you trouble free motoring for several years and a resale value that you could put against its replacement. OR. A 10 year old Merc for lesser money, but with a history of trouble, breakdowns, high manintenance costs and performance not up to the newer model, and likely to be classed as an old banger with no resale value when you have run it into the ground. To me it is a no brainer. You steer clear of the trouble and the expense. If you had £25m and you wanted to get the best possible value from it, would you A) spend it on 4 young potential players who may double, treble or possibly increase your intial £25m tenfold or B) gamble it on an ageing player, with suspect ambition and a guarantee of absolutely no return? Answers on a postcard to Martin O'Neill at B6
08/06/2010 16:33:00
I'd rather have Kevin Doyle to be honest. Though saying all this, how many chances did the strikers actually miss the past season? Admittedly there were times they could have been in better positions when balls came in, but personally I feel our creativity was lacking. On top of that the midfield's goal ratio (with the exception of Milner) was pretty poor. Downing and Young SHOULD be scoring more than they did, plus losing out on Laursen really harmed our set piece threat (didn't he score 9 in half a season for us? If not it was certainly close to that). As much as the strikers should be scoring, the top teams in the country are expecting goals from other areas as well, something we really need to work on.
08/06/2010 18:01:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Ayew On Confidence

Watford goal scorer Jordan Ayew has said that confidence is key for the side if we are to turn around our form and get ourselves out of the relegation zone this season.

Youth Cup v Everton Set

This year's Youth Cup for Villa youngsters begins with a tie against Everton at Goodison Park.

Not 'The Villa Times' News 1/12/15

December 1st, a new month, and things around Villa are as icey as the weather.

U21s - Villa 2-2 Blackburn - Update

Gordon Cowans' Under 21 side played out a two all draw in last night's fixture but hark...their is mention of Libor Kozak!

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Mike Field
Steve Wade
Turkish Penguin
Chris Heath
M Calucar
JuanPablo Angel

Current Poll (see more polls)

Watford MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Sub - Traore17%
Sub - Gestede0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 14 9 2 3 29 16
2 Leicester City 14 8 5 1 29 8
3 Man Utd 14 8 4 2 28 10
4 Arsenal 14 8 3 3 27 12
5 Spurs 14 6 7 1 25 13
6 Liverpool 14 6 5 3 23 3
7 Crystal Palace 14 7 1 6 22 5
8 West Ham 14 6 4 4 22 4
9 Everton 14 5 6 3 21 8
10 Southampton 14 5 5 4 20 3
11 Watford 14 5 4 5 19 -1
12 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
13 WBA 14 5 3 6 18 -5
14 Chelsea 14 4 3 7 15 -6
15 Swansea 14 3 5 6 14 -5
16 Norwich 14 3 4 7 13 -8
17 Sunderland 14 3 3 8 12 -10
18 AFC Bournemouth 14 2 4 8 10 -13
19 Newcastle 14 2 4 8 10 -16
20 Aston Villa 14 1 2 11 5 -15
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Hamilton questions Mercedes tyre strategy
Latest Vital Boxing News
AUDIO: Fury: Fame and glory won't change me
Vital Football Comment

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Dec 5 2015 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 13 2015 1:30PM : Arsenal (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 19 2015 5:30PM : Newcastle United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2015 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 28 2015 3:00PM : Norwich City (a)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions39
4.The Fear15
Write for Vital Football