Aston Villa - NO Keane? Good. Pienaar? Good. Transfer Talk
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NO Keane? Good. Pienaar? Good. Transfer Talk

Putting aside the fact I`d not give Eck a penny to spend, I`d give Eck the big heave ho... we have some transfer talk.

The Daily Mail say that Villa are interested in South African international Spurs midfielder Steven Pienaar.

The 29-year-old, who joined Spurs from Everton, is said to be interesting Villa, Sunderland and a return to Everton.

Apparently they will want around 4million which sounds a bargain to me to be fair.

Also linked again to ... ahem ... Fulham's Damien Duff and Blackburn's Keith Andrews.

A BBC report said Villa can`t agree personal terms with Robbie Keane so hopefully that loan move won`t happen. The report has since changed with that removed though. DOH! Utter rubbish for a Club this size to be looking at loans. Sorry, we are Aston Villa, we expect to be treated as such.

The People say that Darren Bent would jump at the chance of joining Liverpool. I bet he would, save being made to stand up at the one end of the pitch all on his own!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday January 3 2012

Time: 11:56AM

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Keane currently training with Spurs the BBC say. Surely he'd be training with us if he was interested? Maybe not, don't know, don't much care in all honesty!
The Fear
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03/01/2012 12:09:00

How desperate does the Villa look? If Bent goes thats it for me. The club wont get another penny from me until things change!
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03/01/2012 12:09:00

Yep, we are deffo turning into the next B'Ham City. Pienaar, Duff and Andrews? All ***** poor players that cant make the grade in the top 8 teams in the Premiership. These links show NOTHING in regards vision or talent. The whole world to chose from and we rustle up (just like our manager search) the tried, tested and failed premiership rejects. We are just going round in circles...MON signed similar with Sidwell, Davies, Beye, Collins, etc Houllier is the only manager that was trying to move this club forward by shipping out these dross players...Now McLeish has come along and we are starting all over again. Maybe in another 5 years we will stumble upon another quality manager that can shift these Pienaar's, Andrews and co' off the books? Hopefully one without a dodgy heart next time. We are going nowhere with this buying the mediocre rejects policy..
Green Tea
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03/01/2012 12:14:00

Depressing. I understand that we have to balance the books. But since when was balancing the books a spectator sport? It isn't. I'm reminded of a Henry Ford story. He appointed an accountant who told him that factory A was making the least money and should be sold. It was. The factory B was producing the least money and should be sold. It was. Then factory C was producing the least and... Ford fired the accountant. No idea if this was true but it makes a good point. Cut too much and you remove the heart .. and in a footy clubs perspective the heart of the supporters too leading to falling gates, less money and a vicious circle. Just hope the board know what they are doing. Next years season ticket sales are not guaranteed.
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03/01/2012 12:30:00

Please take Peanut off our pay role.
Tottenham Hotcore
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03/01/2012 12:41:00

It seems pretty pointless buying any new players to me, they'll end up playing like the rest in weeks. Can't find anyone to vote for as MOTM, why is there not an option for 'none of the above'.
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03/01/2012 12:45:00

"All ***** poor players that cant make the grade in the top 8 teams in the Premiership" Ahh, Steven Pienaar was a class act for Everton who continually finished above Villa. Would be a good buy for any club at 5mil, unfortunately, for 5mil, it means Everton is ruled out.
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03/01/2012 12:49:00

Pienaar is ****. Wasnt even a regular at Everton and had loads of inconsistent games. He cant get in the Spurs team(even as a sub) because he is carp, a bad buy from Redknapp, who is now desperate to get this oaf off the books so he can bring in more quality himself. Pienaar is your typical Blue nose signing, Aston Villa should be in a situation where we have scouts scouring the world to bring in new class talents, not reaping up the rejects to help Spurs get shot of their crap.
Green Tea
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03/01/2012 12:57:00

Mcleish shouldn't be allowed to spend anything. Get rid or at least save the money for a manager that has a clue.
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03/01/2012 13:02:00

What? He was Everton's player of the season in 2009/10 and a regular feature on Everton's left wing. Wouldnt call him a reject, unfortuante situation where he had to compete with one of the best Left midfielders in the world in Gareth Bale for his position. God Bless Villa fans, think our match is coming up soon, should be some fun :)
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03/01/2012 13:03:00

Pienaar is a good player.
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03/01/2012 13:17:00

Pienaar would be a very good signing at 4m, would prefer him on the wing over Gabby and Heskey thats for sure!
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03/01/2012 13:29:00

Probably not the right time to start debates with the Villa Board at the moment Rob...Tensions are high enough already internally! Always look forward to the Everton games, I wish we had your team spirit at times and admire the way you can usually keep your best players. To say we've been fortunate against you in the past few meetings is a slight understatment!
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03/01/2012 13:32:00

You have Mutton signed (thank you god), Jenas was close to having to play football, to earn his money, so he got himself injured, Please take Pienaar as well and Robbie Keane, his still a great player honest, you only have to look at his form in the USA, for LA GALAXY, he will stop you going down..........
spu 4 life
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03/01/2012 13:43:00

Pienaar is a decent player, i'd definitely give him a shot at 4 million. Teams were looking to buy him for around 15 million from Everton, before they managed to keep him until the last year of his contract. He hasn't been given a fair shot at Spurs, but then where would you fit him in with the likes of Bale, Modric, Van Der Vaart etc. in midfield?
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03/01/2012 13:53:00

Pienaar would link up well with Jenas and Hutton - go get him Alex!!!. As for Keane he made Torres look good in his last year at Spurs. Seriously McLeish is at best an average manager who attracts average players. Unfortunately for the Villa fans the club will be going round in ever decreasing circles with him at the helm, it really was a puzzling appointment from a board that seems to be content to be mid-table at best.
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03/01/2012 14:02:00

tottenhamtony, you have Jenas back he's injured.
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03/01/2012 14:41:00

It's not the playing staff which are the issue.
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03/01/2012 15:12:00

Pleased Keane isn't coming. Pienaar would be good, but I'm inclined to go along with not giving this idiot a penny and getting rid of him and save the money (if we have any) for a decent manager who knows what he's doing......
Pride of Lions
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03/01/2012 15:51:00

Pienaar is a poor man's Milner. We are poor men.
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03/01/2012 17:19:00

Pienaar would make a good centre half alongside Ireland, allowing Collins and Dunne to play as wingers....... AMc
Stourbridge Villan
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03/01/2012 19:11:00

How unfortunate Hutton wasn't on loan.
Villa 4 Ever
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03/01/2012 19:12:00

I find it funny how everton and spuds fans are takingthe pee out of us, we have fallen so far under Randolph that i don't blame them for laughing at us and wanting us to buy there teams rejects lol lets just laugh along oh and stop paying money to randy on matchdays see if he likes that!
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03/01/2012 22:20:00

The only place these players should be targets is at a gun range!! absoloutly no ambition getting seriously worried about where Randy wants to take us.
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04/01/2012 04:11:00

Talking to serious Everton fans Pienaar was very highly rated and they didnt want him to go. But having paid 4 mill for Hutton who I wouldnt play in the reserves never mind the first team I would be reluctant to let Mcliesh buy anyone. If things werent bad enough we now have MON and Sunderland going above us.
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04/01/2012 10:19:00

Stourbridge Villan, quality mate.
chris the villan
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04/01/2012 12:08:00


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