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Transfer Window - There It Was Gone!

Transfer Window - There It Was Gone!

So there you have it.

The transfer window is closed. We only got through two transfer threads on the front page because of the lack of action and obviously the turmoil of the manager leaving.

Only signing in was Stephen Ireland + bundles of dosh with James Milner going the other way.

Who have we missed? Not sure much of note happened but nevertheless, like everyone, I'd have loved to see someone, anyone...!?!.... arrive. Hey ho, is it too early to start the January transfer window thread?!

I've mostly only counted PL and SPL clubs).

Adel Taarabt [Tottenham - QPR] Undisclosed
Tal Ben Haim [Portsmouth - West Ham] Loan
Marco Alonso [Real Madrid - Bolton] Undisclosed
Lukas Jutkiewicz [Everton - Coventry] Undisclosed
Aleksandar Kolarov [Lazio - Manchester City] £16m
Titus Bramble [Wigan - Sunderland] Undisclosed
Eduardo [Arsenal - Shakhtar Donetsk] Undisclosed
Danny Wilson [Rangers - Liverpool] Undisclosed
Artur Boruc [Celtic - Fiorentina] Undisclosed
David Silva [Valencia - Manchester City] £24m
Kris Boyd [unattached - Middlesbrough] Free
Yossi Benayoun [Liverpool - Chelsea] Undisclosed
Martin Petrov [Manchester City-Bolton]
Steven Mouyokolo [Hull - Wolves] Undisclosed
Zoran Tosic [Manchester Utd - CSKA Moscow] Undisclosed
Philippe Senderos [Arsenal - Fulham] Free
Jermaine Beckford [unattached - Everton]
Steven Reid [Blackburn - West Brom] Free
Ben Foster [Man Utd - Birmingham] Undisclosed
Gabriel Tamas [Auxerre - West Brom] Undisclosed
Marton Fulop [Sunderland - Ipswich] Undisclosed
Kenwyne Jones [Sunderland - Stoke] £8m
Ramires [Benfica - Chelsea] Undisclosed
James Beattie [Stoke City - Rangers] Undisclosed
Craig Bellamy [Manchester City - Cardiff] Loan (They'd not have loaned to a PL team)
Jay Simpson [Arsenal - Hull] Undisclosed
Danny Welbeck [Manchester United - Sunderland] loan
Kevin-Prince Boateng [Portsmouth - Genoa] Undisclosed
Rafik Halliche [Benfica - Fulham] undisclosed
Alessandro Diamanti [West Ham - Brescia] £1.8m
Sebastien Squillaci [Sevilla - Arsenal] Undisclosed
Marc-Antoine Fortune [Celtic - West Brom] Undisclosed
Cheik Tiote [FC Twente - Newcastle] Undisclosed
Paul Scharner [Wigan - West Brom] Free
Jean Beausejour [Club America - Birmingham] Undisclosed
DJ Campbell [Leicester - Blackpool] Undisclosed
Lauri Dalla Valle [Liverpool - Fulham] Player exchange
Franco Di Santo [Chelsea - Wigan] Undisclosed
Salif Diao [unattached - Stoke]
Asamoah Gyan [Rennes - Sunderland] £13m
Alexander Hleb [Barcelona - Birmingham] Loan
Martin Jiranek [Spartak Moscow - Birmingham] Undisclosed
Alex Kacaniklic [Liverpool - Fulham] Player exchange
Paul Konchesky [Fulham - Liverpool] Player exchange
Stipe Pletikosa [Spartak Moscow - Tottenham] Loan
Robinho [Manchester City - AC Milan] Undisclosed
Armand Traore [Arsenal - Juventus] Loan

And there you have it. The worst transfer window all round ever?!

So the links.. not really worth me striking out all those that were wrong because I think a few, including Robbie Keane, might have proved correct if MON had stayed.... if that makes sense?! The departure obviously changed our transfer window dramatically.


23-year-old Mexican midfielder Andres Guardado

Villa will bid for £2.5million rated, 18-year-old Cardiff City right-back Adam Matthews. Click Here
Right-back Adam Matthews from Cardiff City for £2million. Click Here

Chelsea's Serbian international defender Branislav Ivanovic Click Here

Bobby Zamora linked to Villa and Everton with a £8million price tag. Click Here

Carlton Cole from West Ham for £12million Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham for around £10million, not sure why the price reduction! Click Here
Carlton Cole from West Ham. Click Here

Cho Yong-hyung, (26 yr old South Korean international) Click Here

David Bentley from Spurs: Click Here
David Bentley from Spurs for around £8million: Click Here

David Trezeguet: Click Here

Evaldo from Sporting Braga. Click Here

Fabio Aurelio on a free from Liverpool: Click Here

Ajax's 22-year-old right-back Gregory van der Wiel. Click Here

Wigan's £10million rated striker Hugo Rodallega. Click Here

Jermaine Jenas from Spurs
Double bid for Jenas and Bentley: Click Here
Jermaine Jenas to turn down a move to Villa? Click Here
Jermaine Jenas no go as deals to us and Inter fall through: Click Here

19-year-old centre-back Jonathan Mensah Click Here

Klass-Jan Huntelaar Click Here
Another to AC Milan striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Click Here

Kevin Doyle from Wolves. Click Here

Polish international winger Kamil Grosicki Click Here

Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Lee Grant Click Here

Manchester City's £5million rated defender Nedum Onuoha.

Anderlecht midfielder Mbark Boussoufa Click Here
Mbark Boussoufa to replace Milner Click Here

Veteran Wigan keeper Mike Pollitt.

Marseille playmaker Hatem Ben Arfa for around £12million Click Here

Valenicia player Miguel

27-year-old Cameroon international midfielder Modeste M'Bami who is available on a free. Click Here

Mikel Arteta although the report does state he'll remain loyal to Everton and sign a new contract with them. Signed a five year deal with Everton

Nigel Hokey-Cokey to see out his contract: Click Here

Paul Scharner from Wigan. Click Here
Another to Paul Scharner on a free: Click Here

24-year-old South Korea and Monaco striker Park Chu-young Click Here

Robbie Keane: Click Here
Robbie Keane several more times including: Click Here
Robbie Keane in exchange for Gabby Agbonlahor lol Click Here
Robbie Keane again linked: Click Here
Robbie Keane talk hotting up as we get permission (?) to talk to him? Click Here
Robbie Keane to us or Newcastle Click Here

£10million rated Sporting Gijon left back Roberto Canella Click Here

£15million rated 24-year-old Porto striker Radamel Falcao Click Here

£5million rated 24-year-old PSV Eindhoven right-back Stanislav Manolev.

Scott Parker from West Ham if we sell Milner
Scott Parker from West Ham for around £12million.

CORRECT: Stephen Ireland from Manchester City (+ possible swap for Milner) Click Here
Ireland for Milner Click Here
Stephen Ireland from Manchester City: Click Here

Or Micah Richards, Shaun Wright Phillips Nedum Onuoha

Paris Saint-Germain playmaker Stephane Sessegnon.

Everton and South Africa international Steven Pienaar Click Here

Newcastle's £5million rated defender Steven Taylor. Click Here

Switzerland International and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Tranquillo Barnetta for around £4m. Click Here

Liverpool's attacking midfielder Yossi Benayoun. Click Here
Yossi Benayoun with a £10m price tag on his head: Click Here Wrong, went to Chelsea

Jamie Beckford on a free from Leeds United. Click Here Wrong... he moved to Everton

Fiorentina keeper Sebastien Frey. Rubbished by the players agent: Click Here

Martin Petrov on a free (released from Manchester City) Wrong, went to Bolton

Valencia player Nikola Zigic Wrong, he went to Blues and Villa denied any interest in him or any last minute bid to get him

Croatia striker Mario Mandzukic he went to Wolfsburg.

Eduardo from Arsenal if they buy Joe Cole. . Wrong. Went to Shakhtar Donetsk

Aiden McGeady from Celtic Click Here
Another link to Aiden McGeady: Click Here
Aiden McGeady with Emile Heskey going to Celtic: Click Here
Aiden McGeady with Nicky Shorey going to Celtic as part of the deal Click Here
All wrong, he went to Spartak Moscow

Alexander Hleb from Barcelona: Click Here Went to Blues on loan


Ashley Young to Manchester City. Click Here
Ashley Young to Manchester United for £22million
Ashley Young at the centre of £22m transfer battle as Spanish superpower Barcelona joins Real Madrid in race for Aston Villa star. Forum thread: Click Here
Ashley Young to Barcelona for £25million
Ashley Young to Spurs for £16million + either Robbie Keane or Jermaine Jenas Click Here

Curtis Davies to look for a Villa exit.
Curtis Davies to Newcastle United. Click Here
Curtis Davies to Fulham. Click Here
Curtis Davies to Liverpool for £5m Click Here
Curtis Davies to Spurs for £7m Click Here

Emile Heskey to Stoke Click Here
Emile Heskey to Celtic: Click Here
Emile Heskey to Leicester City Click Here Big Mac says no truth at all: Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor to Arsenal for around £22million Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor and Ashley Young to Manchester City for around £45million. Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor to Spurs for around £22million Click Here
Gabby Agbonlahor in a swap for Robbie Keane ! Click Here

Habib Beye outward.
Habib Beye to Hull: Click Here

John Carew to Bestikas Click Here

James Milner to Man Utd
CORRECT ish: James Milner to Man City Click Here
James Milner bid in: Click Here
James Milner to Arsenal
James Milner to Chelsea Click Here
HALF RIGHT! James Milner to Chelsea or Man City for £30m: Click Here
More on Milner: Click Here

CORRECT: Milner deal on and Ireland coming the other way: Click Here

John Carew to Fulham for £3.5m Click Here
John Carew to Fiorentina, Sampdoria or Fenerbahce Click Here

Luke Young wanting to go back to London.
Luke Young to West Ham Click Here
Another to West Ham, this time for £4million Click Here
Luke Young to Sunderland for £3million: Click Here
Luke Young to Liverpool for £2.5m Click Here
And now Luke Young to West Ham for £2.5million Click Here

Marlon Harewood Click Here
Marlon Harewood to DC United Click Here
Went to Blackpool

Nigel Reo-Coker wanted by Stoke and Blackburn Rovers Click Here

Nicky Shorey to Fulham Click Here
Nicky Shorey to Nottingham Forest: Click Here
Another for Nicky Shorey to Forest: Click Here
Nicky Shorey to Celtic Click Here

Correct: Nicky Shorey to WBA Click Here

Stiliyan Petrov to Liverpool for £7m Click Here

Steve Sidwell to Fulham or possibly West Ham. Click Here
Steve Sidwell to West Ham as his interest in Fulham has cooled following the departure of Hodgson
Steve Sidwell to Fulham for £3million: Click Here
Steve Sidwell to Fulham for £2m now they have Jol as manager: Click Here
Steve Sidwell to WBA: Click Here

Wilfred Bouma as the club have confirmed he is free to talk to other interested parties and can move on a free: Click Here
Wilfred Bouma to PSV Click Here

Andy Marshall released: Click Here

Manager In And Out Talk:

MON to Liverpool, Slaven Bilic or Steve McClaren on Villa's radar: WRONG.. Roy Hodgson took the job. Click Here

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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday August 31 2010
Time: 6:41PM


Proving ?

Yup, correct, I need to get out more!

The intention was to assess the links, see who we did and didn't get. The manager departure did really affect the press links though, so would be unfair to rip into them! I do think some were based on what they thought MON would go for. Hey ho. See you in January! lol
The Fear
31/08/2010 18:45:00
not a good one, only thing that I'm sort of happy with is I can't see many great signings anywhere. Funny, I was told by someone 'in' the game at the start of the window he thought there would be very little action all round and he was proven right.
The Fear
31/08/2010 18:52:00
Well lets not build our hopes up for January, for as we all know, very little telling business is ever conducted at the turn of the year, plus our finances are hardly going to be in better shape a mere four/five months down the road. What applied this summer, will surely apply then? Very sad to lose James Milner, coming on top of the Gareth Barry departure during the summer of 2009, it was a bitter pill to swallow, and who knows that we wont be relieved of our next 'best player' come the summer of 2011. Oh well, nothing to be achieved in looking back. We were informed back in May that cash would be in short supply for the duration of this latest transfer window, and that we'd have to ship out before we could lure in, and Lerner was very definitely true to his word. Circumstances dictated, and while frustrating, few could deny that the policy introduced by the board was indeed the correct route to take. In any walk of life, you cant spend what you simply haven't got, or if you do, you'll very soon be travelling that road to ruin. What this club needs is additional investment. Its not a dirty word, so I'm not sure why some supporters get all upset about it, and view it as a slur on my behalf against the current owner. Its nothing of the sort, its absolute common sense of the highest order, and you can bet that the thought isn't all that distant from Lerner's thoughts either. Its the way forward.
31/08/2010 19:19:00
Agreed was a poor transfer window. Would have loved to see hleb and Gyan at the club, the only thing i dont hope for now is that KMac gets the job, would be alot of angry villa fans and speculation about timing etc.
31/08/2010 19:24:00
31/08/2010 19:58:00
I didnt feel we where missing out on anyone this transfer window, until I saw Van Der Vaart linking up with Spurs.
31/08/2010 21:11:00
True to his word! Please, stop keep hanging on every word this guy says, he's not the messiah, he's a business man, and so wants to make money, he was never gonna put any money down to spend in this window, how many people on this site said MON left because there would be no funds in place for new players, even after the sale of that money grabbing ****, and he threw his rattle out the pram? Now you're saying if he'd stayed we would have new players in, so because he's not here now, he's ruined the transfer market! Jesus make your ******** minds up please!!!
31/08/2010 21:26:00
Awful window when you consider Huntelaar has gone to Schalke! January better be a better window or I will seriously doubt the owners intentions.
01/09/2010 01:21:00
I can not knock Randy for the money that he has spent so far and still believe we are not spending at the moment because the north stand needs rebuilding. The most important signing will be the manager as i believe we have a decent team, I'm 50/50 on Kmac,on one hand he might give the young lads a chance but then the teams he picked for the Newcastle game and Rapid at home wasn't the best tactically, The Newcastle game Ireland should have not started as surely he can not be match fit yet,and the Rapid game I would have started Gabby up front on his own and had five in the midfield to make it harder for them to get the away goal. A top manager who is proven and we could be the arsenal of the midlands, but of cause with out the fart sniffing fans!!
chris the villan
01/09/2010 02:38:00
Chris he did give the kids a chance and that's why we are out of Europe along with playing 4 centre backs in the home leg...CLUELESS is what i would call some of his decisions to date. We have 1 left back & he rested him 3 games into the Season????????
Reo-Coker is crap
01/09/2010 08:58:00
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