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Silly Move James - But Congrats To Villa Board!

Silly Move James - But Congrats To Villa Board!

Silly move James Milner, very silly move!

Ok, my bank will remain as empty as Mr Empty from Emptyville and Milner has just made himself rich for life... so in that case, I can't argue with his decision, his head was turned by money and who can blame him?

On the flipside, if you are looking at the footballing side of matters, Manchester City at least count had 352 midfielders and he'll have to take his turn on the bench along with the others I'm sure.

Is it about football and ambition or is it about football? I always thought with James it was the latter, only he knows and maybe he has the confidence in his ability that he thinks he'll be first on the team sheet. With a near £30million package to buy him, who knows, maybe he will?

Just can't help but feel he could have become a legend at Villa, he won't get that at Man City, not with the current obscene spending - and it is obscene.

As per my Man City fan interview: Click Here

2) The rumoured amount is around £18million and of course Stephen Ireland. I'd argue we have the better part of the deal. Opinion?

Stephen Ireland is rated £12m, so we are still paying the £30m than MON demanded. If the deal was £18m without Ireland, then I would say it was fair, but his inclusion means that you are undoubtedly getting the better part of the deal.

We certainly need a player like Milner to link our overly defensive midfield with our forwards, so getting Milner in is an important step. Unfortunately, we caved in to Villa`s excessive demands instead of taking a gamble on one of the aforementioned players, and now we are lining your pockets and giving you an equally good player in return.

On that point I would like to congratulate the ceo Paul Faulkner and owner Randy Lerner for not being bullied, for putting Villa in the same category as Arsenal and Spurs who are both passed masters of buying AND importantly selling at the right price.

As our interview says Unfortunately, we caved in to Villa`s excessive demands . BACK OF THE NET VILLA. Sod anyone who says we are a selling club (or at least as a negative) this is great business and we have cash to spend on other players now plus a good player in Stephen Ireland.

Villa Fan: We NEED To Be A Selling Club

So - stunning deal. Shame to see James go, he was our player of the season last year and a real fans favourite for his energy and never say die attitude, but a £30million player he was not.

Villa have once again proved to all but the blind (mainly the national press and gimps on Sunday Supplement who were a disgrace about Villa at the weekend) that we won't be bullied and are at least run like a proper club.

Onward and upward.

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 17 2010
Time: 1:50PM


You're not losing that much on James Milner, he is clearly overrated and definitely not worth 30m. He is a player who's best attribute is kick a ball but that's it, he has no pace, mediocre technique, he isn't tall, etc.
Drog of War
17/08/2010 14:05:00
I hope we have a buy back clause in when the move turns sour and he wants to come home!!!
17/08/2010 14:05:00
Drog of War - Have you ever seen him play? He'll go to Man City and be their best player just like he was ours!!! [Edited by Mike Field]
Reo-Coker is crap
17/08/2010 14:12:00
Come on Fear. I'd expect better from you. Milner's move has far more to do with footballing reasons than money. Man City are going places, and going places fast. Up until very recently, we were going backwards. Moving to City was a no-brainer. Great credit to K-Mac for seemingly make Milner think again about leaving, but the truth is that though we can now go places, it will take a little time. Funnily enough, we might just get where we want to be quicker with the sale of Milner. Good luck James. You've done great service for this club, and I for one think you'll be a valuable player for City for a good while to come.
17/08/2010 14:21:00
Quagmire, not quite right. All elements of this deal were conducted with the previous manager, the board are simply completing it as it has been delay after delay with Ireland holding out for his payoff. So nice try, but fans actually realise what's going on.
17/08/2010 15:17:00
Bottom line is.. Milner is a great player, not worth 30M. Villa have taken City to the cleaners on this deal. Simple as. Well done Villa board.
17/08/2010 15:41:00
Owen, Beckham, Vieira, name only a few. All those guys moved onto 'bigger and better things'. Or maybe not! I'm sure Beckham would've given anything to be running around with Giggsy, Scholes and co last night. Ditto, Owen could still be a Kop idol like Gerrard rather than a bench warmer and face of bt. As for those one time 'Invincibles'???......tragic. Quite how JM couldn't secure his financial future at Villa is beyond me.
17/08/2010 15:41:00
Bizarre_Blue - He's not overrated at £30million.
Reo-Coker is crap
17/08/2010 15:51:00
Can i add - My Site Name "Reo-Coker is crap" is stating a obvious FACT...He is crap!!!!"
Reo-Coker is crap
17/08/2010 15:56:00
Great deal for Villa. Sad to see James go but for that kind of money who wouldn't. As I expect MON to be manager of City by November I'm sure James will be made to feel welcome there. I hope we can now focus on giving Ireland the welcome he needs. He must feel like **** after the way he was treated.
17/08/2010 16:03:00
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