Writer: J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 17 2010
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.
Randy: VILLA ARE NOT A SELLING CLUB and
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.
Date:Tuesday August 17 2010
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