UK time is: 15:32:51
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

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

Ireland Discussions Resume

If rumours are to be believed Stephen Ireland has spoken with club officials today over his proposed move from Manchester City.

Sky Sports News, amongst others are carrying the news that Ireland has entered into further discussions with us despite the shock departure of Martin O'Neill yesterday.

There's no direct confirmation that he has attended Bodymoor Heath but it seems yet another strange peace of timing given only a few days ago it was reported that wages were a stumbling block and he was unsure even if he wanted to move to Villa, regardless of the City situation.

Hopefully we'll get something a little more concrete, but it would be a turn up for the books if the deal is now agreed given he presumably has no idea who the next man in the hotseat will be.

Vital 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:Tuesday August 10 2010

Time: 6:13PM

Your Comments

Lets hope so
P.Avfc
voth, well said.
Tr1dent
Not Mark Hughes pleeeeaaaaasssseeee nooooooooo.
olofthegreat
Don't want Ireland. He doesn't want us and we seem like his 4th choice. Maybe Lerner won't pay the wages that the rest of the top 6 (let alone City) are??
Villan444
Hope this isn't true, signing players without knowing if the new manager will want them is absolute madness
SchoolBoyError
milner out, ireland and another striker in. and no, knee jerk reactions on choosing a manager we have time to choose a manager
the jackel
plz let this happen top quality player and better than milner
Avillian136
I want someone no one else does - Holloway. He is brilliant.
stennyvilla
glensider, in the interests of the club we have to sell Milner - unless he is willing to sign a new contract right now (which he might do, now that O'Neill has gone, though it seems unlikley). Man City may have decided that they will only do a deal with us if we take Ireland. This isn't an ideal scenario, granted, but Man City get to call the shots because they have the money. If Ireland is being valuedat 8m, I think that we would get that money back on him, even if he had an indifferent season. We won't get offered 25m for Milner again.
Albarnista
Wait for the new man...then keep Milner and bid for Ireland...creativity and energy...why not?
Steve64k
Who cares if we don't have a manager? I'm sure the new manager won't mind having Ireland, none of us seem to mind. It's not like the new manager will have many other options to choose from in centre-midfield. Plus the Milner deal has to go through soon
Callum_ws
yep get the Milner deal going with Ireland as part ex. no problem for me there either. Ireland has a bit more to offer than Milner and is a creative spark we need.
leftfoot
You're not telling me anything I dont know or fully understand Albarnista. I'm all for shipping out Milner. As I've said all summer long, without the sale of Milly or Ash, or both, we wouldn't have even pocket change to spend in this transfer window. I'm saying that I dont like seeing Lerner and Faulkner pushing through deals. That should be the new managers job. Hopefully Ireland might decide to stall, after all, joining a managerless club isn't an ideal scenario. If he does call a halt and await so see who comes in, I for one wouldn't blame him one jot.
glensider
i think all round milner is better than ireland however ireland is more creative maybe th both of them in the midfield?
black_villian
I wouldn't sell Milner as I think he'd stay now that Mon has gone...I would bid for Ireland tho
Steve64k
I'm sorry but Sidwell is better than Reo "run all day, i'm a bit like Gallas with that chip on my shoulder " Coker. Reo to go, Sidders to stay. Beye and Salifou should follow Harewood and Shorey...then we're 4 wages to revenue cute and should be able to buy Ireland and perhaps another striker....5m for Kenwyne Jones to Stoke but he's said no...GOT TO BE WORTH A PUNT!
koolbill
I think it is Faulkner's job to deal in transfers. That's maybe why MON left.
Adam Deuce
Must say I am with GS on this one. Its a basic principle, out of respect to the incoming manager. No one in or out until the new manager can be consulted! Or has he been? Are we so close to the new manager that its just a matter of his own personal conditions?
villa_de
 

Have Your Say

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

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Delph Must Be Kept - Poll Results (Thursday October 2 2014)

Football vs Golf (Wednesday October 1 2014)

The Villa Times - 30/09/2014 (Tuesday September 30 2014)

U21s - Villa 3-0 Bolton (Monday September 29 2014)

Benteke Steps Up His Fitness (Monday September 29 2014)

The Vital Villa Fantasy League Table (Monday September 29 2014)

Lambert Content Following Chelsea Loss (Sunday September 28 2014)

Stats: Chelsea v Aston Villa (Saturday September 27 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)

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
3. Man City 6 3 2 1 5 11
4. Arsenal 6 2 4 0 4 10
5. Swansea 6 3 1 2 2 10
6. Aston Villa 6 3 1 2 -3 10
7. Man Utd 6 2 2 2 2 8
8. Spurs 6 2 2 2 1 8
9. Crystal Palace 6 2 2 2 0 8

Breaking League News

Danny Welbeck Is The Talk Of The Town
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:30:00
Arsenal : 02/10/2014 13:16:00
Delph Must Be Kept - Poll Results
Aston Villa : 02/10/2014 12:30:00
Everton fly out to Russia without key players
Everton : 02/10/2014 10:50:00
Liverpool: Rodgers Bemoans 'Soft' Goal
Liverpool : 02/10/2014 08:50:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Villa v Man City will:
Suggested By:  Mystic Mug
Win 43%
Lose 57%
Draw 0%