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NO Sell To Buy At Aston Villa

NO Sell To Buy At Aston Villa


There seems to be repeated talk that Villa are 'skint' or that we have a 'sell to buy policy'.

Hogwash.

Just because the press tell us it is so, does not make it so.

The funds have been there before, the funds will be there again. Now fair enough there isn't a money tree at Villa, very few clubs have one of those, in fact only two that I can think of have such limitless pots of cash and the one has slowed down ie Chelsea, although Manchester City it seems have only just started, ruination of the game blah blah blah..... so Villa will have to chop and change the same as any club apart from those with obscene financial backing and we've covered them already! Look, even Manchester United had an offer too good for their player - the best player in the World by the way - and had to sell, we are no different, every player has a price and some players are too pricey for us. It really is simple economics isn't it?

But a sell to buy?

No, there isn't one. Don't repeat it, that just perpetuates an unfair myth. Randy Lerner hasn't let us down to date has he? Martin O'Neill has been well funded, (see below), sure like any manager he'd take an extra one or two if offered but he knows that the future of this club as a viable club without a bottomless pit of dosh - albeit a good pit of dosh, lets be honest here - as does Randy who wouldn't want to jeapordise this great institution we lovingly call Aston Villa.

The facts are the same as any club, there is always turnover in players. We have some players that aren't being used/coming to end of contracts/high wages etc. Now, some of those will be moved on and others brought in. That isn't a sell to buy. Some players will go, that money will go back into the transfer funds, same as usual, plus there is also 'normal' transfer funding around as well.

So, if we were after player 'a' we wouldn't have to wait to sell our player 'b' to fund it, just it would be understood that our player 'b' would be moving on as we only need x amount of players and have a budget set at £y

Again, that isn't a sell to buy... that is the way basically all clubs run their finances.

Thought I'd get that off my chest as it is annoying when people suggest a club run this well is on a rocky road and needs to sell before we can make any moves in the transfer market.

I'll again point out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/8779816.stm

Not a great deal of action yet. It almost seems that all clubs are waiting for someone else to make the first major moves. It'll happen though, especially as World Cup players start to return from their holidays.

Bring it on!

MON's Transfers To Date:

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 2009/2010

Out:


Gareth Barry (Manchester City, £12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton £4 - £4.5million)
Martin Laursen (retired)
Craig Garnder (Blues in January, £3.5million)

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!*

FIFTH SEASON 2010/2011

Out:


Andy Marshall (released)
Stephen O'Halloran (Coventry City - Free)

In:



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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday July 14 2010
Time: 4:46PM

Comments

0
well, I hope you aren't accusing me of possessing any wisdom, I'd be most offended! :o)
The Fear
14/07/2010 17:08:00
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Almost all transfer fees are paid in instalments over several years so a club like Barcelona, who couldn't pay its players wages on time last month and needed a bank loan to do so, can still buy more expensive players than us.
pongo wearing
14/07/2010 17:32:00
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Well Done Fear, usual guff from the rgas that are the red tops and I do not mean manure utd. Still it would be nice to see something happen. No doubt we will have different players come 14/08 and maybe even for the game here in Dublin. Although I think that is probably too soon, COTV
irish villa
14/07/2010 17:59:00
0
We need to cut the wage bill
Pking
14/07/2010 22:04:00
0
Amen Fear.
Stig
15/07/2010 08:08:00
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