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Same Old O'Neill - Same Old Transfer Window?

Same Old O'Neill - Same Old Transfer Window?

Same Old MON?

The World Cup is boring me now so my attention has turned back to Aston Villa and transfers, and I just wondered; Evaldo, Keane, Onouha, Ireland and Bentley. Those are a few names of players that we have been linked too recently and none of them are competing in the World Cup. Villa have told us fans not to expect Villa to be buying 'stars' from the competition in South Africa. This hinted that we would be buying players from Nations who either didn't qualify or players who were not called up to their national team. That's fine by me, but what's the hold up?

I am a patient fan, and even if it takes another month for our first signing it won't bother me. But what is the hold up? MON is in his office and surely has identified a number of potential signings. I'm sure that some of the players that we want are not currently in South Africa and it is possible to do some transfer business now!

It's best to get in quick and snap up the Bellamy's, Keane's, Bentley's and Benayoun's before other clubs make an approach for the top talents on sale. Yes we have a number of players we need to sell ourselves, and yes the future of James Milner is not yet decided (I personally think he will stay), but there is no reason for us not to make a bid for either a striker (now Harewood is off the wage bill), a left back (now that Bouma has left and Shorey is joining Forest) or a midfielder (after the sale of Craig Gardner).

I know the fans will comment saying 'It's Martin O'Neill! What do you expect?' But there is no reason for it, surely it would convince Milner and other players to stay at Villa if Martin pulled his finger out and snapped 1 or 2 players up quickly like Man City have and show we mean business!

Like I said, I am patient, but I don't think all our fans are and it's only a matter of time before they become restless, and I don't think Milner would be too impressed if when he comes home from South Africa that Villa are in the same situation as when he left.

We could sign Robbie Keane now, one of Milner's oldest mates from there time at Leeds United and get the ball rolling. This isn't a moan, just a thought as to what the hold up is? I genuinely cannot find a reason as to why we haven't, skysports ran a story towards the end of May saying that we were considering an approach for David Bentley.

Apparently we want Robbie Keane as well. Two players who are not in SA but other clubs will look to sign quickly such as Celtic with Keane. It would be a shame if once again our club got left behind in the transfer market and had to find gems in the scraps left to us by other teams.

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Date:Sunday June 20 2010
Time: 9:42AM


thing is managers, players, agents all have holidays, a lot of contracts run June to June and the WC is blocking some of the transfers. Would be lovely to see us get in early but...... Would be disturbing if no one in / other futures not sorted by mid July mind you. Remember if you get them too early you are paying massive wages through the summer when no games are played also!
The Fear
20/06/2010 09:44:00
I would think a lot of it hinges on the milner situation,That being said if we sign a player with any flair or skillful technique whatsoever i will be suprised.
20/06/2010 10:54:00
don't believe the press hype class of 82, there IS money in the pot, all that is needed is fringe players to move on as well to free up space and wages. No different to any other club come the end of the season, just some in the press have tried to get this to be a MON v Randy issue.
The Fear
21/06/2010 15:04:00
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