Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Friedel Rubbishes Fulham Link

Friedel Rubbishes Fulham Link

Running well behind today, but Brad Friedel has rubbished talk that a proposed move to Fulham was the straw that broke O'Neill's back yesterday.

The forum was rife, as was the press, with rumour, innuendo, accusation and blame yesterday...to be fair not really that much different today either, following the shock and badly timed departure of Martin O'Neill.

The press were as beside themselves as the fans when news broke with the 'facts' of the resignation hinging on everything from Randy wouldn't let Monny have all the Milner money, Monny wouldn't reduce wages, Randy was selling people behind his back, Monny couldn't sign who he wanted, the move to Albion by Nicky Shorey was more than the manager could take, and finally, although not lastly, that we'd apparently agreed to a £2 million of goalkeeper Brad Friedel to Fulham.

You'd stumble across less **** mucking a pigsty!

Laying this particular journalistic licence to rest, Friddy P said today to Sky Sports News:

'That story was made up. I really don't know where that came from.'

Friedel adds he's had no contact from, or with Fulham and neither had he had any discussion with Monny about Fulham.

In amongst all the rumours about players celebrating, Friedel added the news had come as quite a shock to him.

'We are all surprised, training was as normal and I was sitting at home with the kiddies when the news came up on television.'

Carlos Cuellar was equally as surprised when he tweeted, or bleated, or whatever that thing is:

'I know nothing about the gaffer leaved the club,I know just say the sky news :-('

Going to be interesting to find out why Martin thought 5 days before the start of the season was the appropriate time to go, Randy and Faulkner look relaxed as Randy left on Sunday and obviously O'Neill gave no hints during the training session.

Whether we ever find out the whole truth though is another matter.

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join The Vital Debate



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

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Tuesday August 10 2010
Time: 4:55PM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
Good. He has to stay. We haven't got any cash to spend on a replacement. He's still performing, still remains our undisputed number one, and I'm pleased to see that the Fulham link is complete and utter trash.
glensider
10/08/2010 23:22:00
0
Still doesnt rule out that there was a rift among the players. Those "for" and those "against" the players. I can't imagine the likes of NRC crying crocodile tears at MONs departure!
villa_de
11/08/2010 17:23:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Match Day Officials v Preston (1/10/16)

The Football League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game against Preston North End this Saturday.

Which Manager Has Spent The Most?

The modern game tells us that the club who spends the most money wins. So does the manager who spends the most money win the most also?

Barnsley Frustration For RDM

Roberto Di Matteo was again left ruing a late conceded goal in our trip to Oakwell and Barnsley last night.

A Fan Convinced RDM Cannot Arrest This Form

A worrying post from hightrinity on Roberto Di Matteo and his inabilities at all the manager jobs he's had.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Barnsley MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Gollini9%
Bacuna4%
Elphick0%
Chester2%
Cissokho0%
Adomah2%
Tshibola2%
Jedinak0%
Grealish2%
Kodjia28%
Ayew45%
Sub - Westwood2%
Sub - Gestede4%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Huddersfield 10 7 1 2 22 5
2 Norwich 10 6 2 2 20 5
3 Newcastle 10 6 1 3 19 11
4 Brighton 10 5 3 2 18 6
5 Brentford 10 5 2 3 17 9
6 Bristol City 10 5 2 3 17 6
7 Birmingham 10 4 5 1 17 4
8 Sheff Wed 10 5 2 3 17 0
9 Reading 10 5 2 3 17 -3
10 Barnsley 10 5 1 4 16 6
11 Wolves 10 4 3 3 15 2
12 Fulham 10 3 5 2 14 -2
13 Ipswich 10 3 4 3 13 0
14 Leeds Utd 10 4 1 5 13 -2
15 Forest 10 3 3 4 12 -2
16 Q.P.R. 10 3 3 4 12 -4
17 Aston Villa 10 1 7 2 10 0
18 Burton 10 2 4 4 10 -2
19 Preston 10 3 1 6 10 -4
20 Derby County 10 2 3 5 9 -4
21 Wigan 10 2 2 6 8 -2
22 Blackburn 10 2 2 6 8 -7
23 Cardiff 10 2 2 6 8 -9
24 Rotherham 10 1 3 6 6 -13
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Blog: Sepang Preview
Latest Vital Boxing News
Tyson Fury Medical Status Definition Required
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 1 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 15 2016 5:30PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 18 2016 8:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 22 2016 3:00PM : Fulham (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Oct 30 2016 12:00PM : Birmingham City (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Nov 5 2016 3:00PM : Blackburn Rovers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear626
2.sirdennis368
3.glensider364
4.Fulford331
5.Melon Donkey237
6.Silhillvilla237
7.villasince67189
8.kefkat180
9.DeanoVilla150
10.holtelower149
Write for Vital Football