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Sunday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk + Naughty Carew

Sunday's Aston Villa Transfer Talk + Naughty Carew

The News of the World have an article (can`t see the full thing as it has gone subscribe only and I`ll not be doing that!) saying that Stephen Ireland is already thinking about his future at Aston Villa having been unable to get a first team place yet. Maybe they are right, maybe they aren`t! I can`t see it quite yet, he`s had injuries and illness which has disturbed his early career at Villa but hopefully he`ll come good and earn his place.

The People
have followed up on the story we spoke about yesterday, John Carew and his outburst: John Carew Slates Houllier

The report today has Carew snapping back in an amazingly crass way - he says he doesn`t need to prove himself, "There`s a reason why the fans are singing my name. I have been important and involved and scored goals."

There is a reason why many of us don`t sing your name as well John, the non appearance matches which are all too regular these days!??

"If he thinks I should fight for a new contract with the club he should take it up with me. I don`t think the fans or the players think much of it either. It requires a mutual respect. I am puzzled and offended. He should have been here a little longer before he started making demands."

Yes, how dare the manager call a player 'awesome` and 'unstoppable` and how dare a manager challenge a player who is sometimes awesome and is also so very often totally devoid of any fight, spirit, goals or interest.

Anyway, the long and the short of it... John Carew out in January!?

Finally, the Daily Mail say that Spurs are looking to offload David Bentley linked to us time and time again last January and the summer - who is now linked to Fulham. Plus Niko Kranjcar who is apparently interesting Villa and Newcastle. See earlier link below.

Don`t know a great deal about Kranjcar, would he fit in here or not? I`d still take a punt on Bentley though!

So far we have:


Atletico Madrid keeper David De Gea Click Here

Panathinaikos striker Djibril Cisse Click Here

26-year-old Swiss goalkeeper David Zibung who currently plays Lucerne. Click Here

Real Madrid midfielder Fernando Gago Click Here

21-year-old Toulouse winger Franck Tabanou. Click Here

Racing Genk's £5m rated Belgian international striker Jelle Vossen. Click Here

Michael Owen to Villa on loan or a nominal fee: Click Here

Michael Carrick from Manchester United for around £8million. Click Here

Tottenham Hotspur and Croatian attacking midfielder Niko Kranjcar. Click Here

25-year-old Argentine striker Pablo Andres Gonzalez Click Here

Robbie Keane linked... again (and no doubt again and again!): Click Here

Roque Santa Cruz from Manchester City: Click Here

Preston defender Sean St Ledger Click Here


Curtis Davies on loan to Leicester City and possible permanent exit in January: Click Here
Curtis Davies to Celtic Click Here

John Carew linked out Click Here
John Carew to Fiorentina or Sampdoria Click Here
John Carew out ...
Click Here

Nigel Reo-Coker linked with Galatasaray Click Here

Steve Sidwell to Werder Bremen or Wolfsburg Click Here

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday November 7 2010
Time: 9:42AM


John Carews words here seem a lot more harsh than in the original article posted up yesterday, are we sure it's not just the Paper's changing his words to make it sounds that way? Obviously he's sid something a long those lines though which he still shouldn't of
07/11/2010 10:58:00
Between now and January Carew will earn £440,000 with his £55,000 a week wages. I would say terminate his contract but odds are we will get £1M for him in January so keep him for now, but I would be surprised to ever see Carew in a Villa shirt again.
07/11/2010 13:20:00
Rumour has it that Mr Ireland is still living at the Belfry and has been told to hurry up and find a property in the Midlands soon. His response....'I didn't want to come here in the first place!'
07/11/2010 21:16:00
I cant believe people question Houllier. Carew will be forgotten when our team has a continental feel about it. Exciting times in my opinion. Bring on the transfer windows! As for Ireland, if he doesnt want to work hard he can sod off with the rest of the crap
07/11/2010 22:22:00
Ireland must surely get his chance now Coker is crocked? Ireland-Bannan sounds like an interesting partnership!
08/11/2010 14:19:00
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