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Ash To Make It Third Time Lucky?

Ash To Make It Third Time Lucky?


Ash To Make It Third Time Lucky? GH Hopes So ...

Barry: last year of his deal. Does he sign a new deal? No.

Milner: last year of his deal. Does he sign a new deal? No.

Young: last year of his deal. Will he sign a new deal?

Not at the moment and to be honest he is right not to.

This is an important time for the club, sold our best player twice two summers in a row, we have a new manager in and new tactics, new formations and very soon new players will arrive. Who knows if Aston Villa will go straight to the top, make gradual progress, stay still or plummet right down to rock bottom. I think we will make gradual progress but it seems Ash wants to stay on board but only when Houllier has took control of the rocking ship.

Ashley has said he wants to stay and that he loves Villa and why shouldn't he? Highest paid player, our star player, was named PFA Young Player Of The Year the other season, looking to become a regular for England and GH is planning to convert him into the hole and make him a better player than we thought he could be. In every interview about his contract since July Ash has always stated that his football is much more important than any contract talks; another reason as to why he has stalled the contract negotiations.

I was worried about this but after reading what GH has said, my opinion has changed slightly.

'I am quite happy with what Ashley has said. He loves the fans here, he enjoys his football and, since I've come here, he very much enjoys the way he is progressing. I am quite happy with what he has said, that he wants to concentrate on his football and talk about it (his contract) at the end of the season.'

Adding 'At the end of the day he is not in the same situation as Wayne Rooney was because he re-signed a contract two years ago so it is a bit different. I am happy. He looks happy. He is fine. He enjoys his football and you know when you are not happy, you don't improve. All I can see is he is a major part of our team but also a major part of our atmosphere and is lively and jovial. We like that, the way he behaves.'

But Houllier admitted: 'A lot of things can happen, I can understand that. I've been here just over a month. Maybe he needs to know more. He needs to know about the ambition of the club but he knows he is a key part of our future and that's it.'

Although this is a positive sign it is still not down in writing and until it is Aston Villa fans are once again put through unnecessary worry!

We had it with Barry, we had it with Milner, if this happens for the third year running then Aston Villa need to sort the contracts out and prevent players getting down to 18 and 12 months remaining on their deals and leave for next to nothing because this is beyond a joke. Hopefully Ash will spare us all a third nightmare in a row and sign the deal in the summer, or even before.

Over to Houllier to show him why he needs to stay!

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Date:Saturday October 23 2010
Time: 8:05AM


time will tell, not sure any of our players are irreplaceable, if he wants out (not saying he does at all) so be it, we survive exits and will get replacements!
The Fear
23/10/2010 08:24:00
I personally think he was told in the summer with meeting with RL a certain quality of player will come in, I would think he's waiting to see if that's lived up to. Which I agree with.
23/10/2010 09:33:00
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