UK time is: 19:22:56
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Friedel Unconcerned With Milner Talk

Brad Friedel has said that all the talk of the possible departure of James Milner will not hamper the club's pre season build up.

Speaking to press at today's kit launch the elder statesman of the Villa squad admitted it would be disappointing to see Milly go, but that simply in football players move and replacements have to be of the same quality or better, it's just the nature of the game and it's not something that team mates get wrapped up in.

'If someone does go, and someone does come in, you can count on the fact that a good player will have left and a good player will have come in.'

Adding that as a member of the playing staff it is not their job as a whole or individually, and nor would they want to, attempt to dictate transfers either in or out.

'I don't pay much attention at all to speculation. As a player I turn up, I do my work, I go home and then I switch my phone off. What happens in the transfer market has nothing to do with us as players.'

You do wonder really what prompts these sorts of questions, every year, at every club, 'a' player says effectively what G Friddy said above, I think last year it might have been Petrov on the Barry saga, there's only so many ways you can say the same thing surely which is basically:

Transfers aren't our jobs

e have no say who comes in or goes

'm focusing on my own preparation for the new season and not speculation

It'll probably be Richard Dunne next year as next summer will be the turn of Ash Young again won't it.



ital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday July 15 2010

Time: 5:55PM

Your Comments

and why should it, like i've always said, anyone and i mean anyone, who does not want to be at our magnificent club can go, so to all, you, yes you, you know who you are, go go go go on ***** of! i'll still get up the morning thinking of my beautiful villa
eltoro
good to read, players come and players go, the club survives!
The Fear
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Lambert Hoping Everton Was A Blip (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Sanchez Now Ready To Be Relied Upon (Tuesday October 21 2014)

Grealish Back To Nottingham? (Tuesday October 21 2014)

The Villa Times - 20/10/2014 (Monday October 20 2014)

Archived Aston Villa Articles

List All Vital Villa Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. Pride of Lions 612
2. The Fear 594
3. ClivetheVillan 529
4. thefacehead 428
5. HeathfieldRoad1874 231
6. sirdennis 201
7. kefkat 197
8. Villan Of The North 135
9. Clubpaver 117
10. DeanoVilla 107

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
9. Spurs 8 3 2 3 -1 11
10. Stoke 8 3 2 3 -1 11
11. Hull City 8 2 4 2 0 10
12. Aston Villa 8 3 1 4 -8 10
13. Everton 8 2 3 3 0 9
14. WBA 8 2 3 3 -1 9
15. Leicester City 8 2 3 3 -2 9

Breaking League News

Okore Not Ready For Premiership Action
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 17:11:00
Nani Staying in Lisbon!
Man Utd : 21/10/2014 17:02:00
Nathan Baker Picks Up Hamstring Injury
Aston Villa : 21/10/2014 16:58:00
Match Day Moments - Maribor (h)
Chelsea : 21/10/2014 16:57:00
Foster May Not Be Back For Crystal Palace
WBA : 21/10/2014 16:56:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which kick off time do you hate the most?
Suggested By:  JP Fear
Saturday 3pm 6%
Saturday 12.30/12:45 etc 14%
Saturday 5:30/5:45 etc 2%
Sunday early 5%
Sunday 4pm 5%
Monday 8pm 26%
All are fine with me 2%
All of them accept Sat 3pm! 40%