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No One In Or Out? AVFC Transfer Talk!

Ok, so we have the better than 50/50 chance of a loan of Robbie Keane, lucky us: What The..? Keane 'Deal' Not Well Received!

Sky Sports, amongst others, have Alex McLeish saying he doesn`t want to sell defender James Collins who has been linked to QPR and Sunderland.

Alex McLeish has played down suggestions Aston Villa will sign Ki Sung-yueng and Josh McEachran, and insists he does not want to sell defender James Collins.

He said: 'I've no plans to sell anybody. Sometimes, like in my days in Scotland, there was a sacrifice made. But at the moment, I've no real plans to let anybody go. Have QPR made an offer for Collins? Neil (Warnock) has not called me. Maybe the chief executives have spoken, but I've certainly not had any contact with Neil. Normally there are managers' courtesy calls and I've heard nothing.'

He also says that we can`t afford the latest link, which was to Celtic`s midfielder Sung-yueng saying he isn`t allowed to add to the wage bill.

He also said they`d thought about a loan move for Chelsea midfielder McEachran but isn`t sure if they will or not. I didn`t think we could loan another player from a Prem team (as surely Jermaine Jenas is still on our books?)

Also on Sky Sports defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti says he is flattered by the link to AVFC.

Sky say the Congo international, currently at German second division Fortuna Dusseldorf is 'strongly linked` to a Jan move. "My dream is to one day play in the Premier League,' Lukimya-Mulongoti told Sky Sports. 'I am flattered by the link with Aston Villa as they are a great club.





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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday January 6 2012

Time: 10:40AM

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is this the manager trying to talk down transfers to put pressure on the board for some money? Can be really be expected to do any good if he can't build his own team? Gulp.
The Fear
Fear ...... it became well known to agents and clubs that we were a place to get easy money from during the MON period. Lerner and Faulkner have had to nip this in the bud and AM will have to play hardball over transfers and wages. If the right deal comes along I'm sure they will sanction it. But No more 10m and 45k a week for Curtis davis type of stuff !!!
astonmilan
Bent now 4/6 to move to Anfield.Do the owners and manager actually beleive Keane for 7 games will save us and make the fans happy with losing Bent,not likely,sorry ive been a Villa fan all my life but unless the fans stop turning up theres no way of getting rid of the yank who is obviously broke and the s***ty manager 2 go with it.dont like the way O,neil left but starting to see why he did,why would he continue to manage a selling club just when we were getting somewhere.
villainthehighlands
agree we did astonmilan and I was told things would be 'freshened up' so yes, hopefully, if there is a deal to be done, it will be. It won't be to the tune of 24m this Jan though! You look at the money wasted it is amazing, no wonder Randy is feeling the pinch (the full list is in the sticky jan transfer thread at the top of this page)
The Fear
villainthehighlands ...... I was disappointed with McLeish's appointment and still am. I'm also knowledgeable enough to know that the squad has had to endure a lot in the last 18 months and confidence isn't easy to install in players. All the crap put up on forums doesn't help because the gutter press pick up on it, pundits pick up on it and start jumping on the band wagon. We are starting to get glimpses of Nzogbia, Ireland and Albrighton lately so it isn't all bad. The Christmas fixture list was horrific for a lot of clubs including the Sky 4 ...... Swansea was disappointing but it came two days after a massive win at Chelsea and legs were tired as well as minds. We can all get caught up in the conspiracies and rumours. 14 months ago Newcastle fans were calling for Ashley's head and moaning about Pardew, they had no money, no direction, now look at them, would you have wanted Pardew ?? ........ we have big wage contracts ending in the summer, McLeish needs to rebuild the squad with a couple of quality signings and mix it with the youth we have, get the club back within its means. Only then can he really be judged. Some of these players such as Warnock, Collins, Delph, Petrov etc ..... aren't good enough, he knows this but he has to try and motivate them as he has nothing else to replace them with realistically. There aren't any managers out there willing to come here obviously otherwise we would have them already. Fans either support or stay away, I've tried to stay away .....(4 games). but the end of the day I love going to Villa Park to support my team .... through bad times and the good. The players need our support no matter who manages them. UTV
astonmilan
great summary astonmilan - kinda sums up what i feel too... just hard to put it into words sometimes.
maigrait
agree with everything you said astonmilan except "Mcleish needs to rebuild the squad" he wouldn't have a clue where to start
AVbornandbred
astonmilan,i have to agree we have a decent squad on paper but where will the confidence come from with such negative tactics,why arnt we targeting another winger?and Albrighton was a major talent last season,how did Eck not play him 4 so long,i even had to withdraw him from my deamteam cos he wasnt getting a start.we all knew Nzogbia wasnt a true winger,i just wonder if Eck can keep us up which is so scary.i remember a small quote from faulkner when we signed Eck(imagine how good a manager he could be with funds to play with)really hope im wrong but theres been alot of lies from the board this season and im really hoping it changes over the next few weeks.and your right i wouldnt have liked taking Pardew but they have scouted so well in the last year.
villainthehighlands
Hey a positive point for Alex, he actually talks about transfers. I knew Id find something I liked, shame the targets aren't up to much though!!
son_of_cher
im more worried by this statement "Sometimes, like in my days in Scotland, there was a sacrifice made" :o
Gruck
Trouble is lads, he's here to stay, so we either abandon ship or we get the buckets out and support the lads wearing the shirts on the pitch.............. I can't stand the bloke and I'm having doubts about Lerner but I've been here since I was 7 in 1976 .... its the club I love.
astonmilan
keane so exciting, who is he going to replace? He is passed is best thats why he plays for galaxy. simple. AM is a fool to think this will please the fans.
ShaneBlack
Sorry astonmilan have to disagree with some of what you said, I have no doubt you are a true Villa fan but how knowledgeable I have to question as you say McIdiot needs to rebuild the squad with quality players? do you honestly think he can attract quality players? im a crap player and wouldn't want to play for the fool (would love to play for villa or get the wages they get) then you say Petrov, Collins, Delph aren't good enough, I agree about Warnock but sorry but Petrov has proved himself time and time again to be a quality player, Collins with a proper manager can be a great defender and Delph has a lot to prove but has always had the potential just again needs a manager capable of devolping him, McIdiot is a ridiculas ECKcuse for a manager and will NEVER EVER come good even if Randy gave him 500 million and he bought the best players in the world he could simply not use them and put them back about 5 years, I will support Villa till I die even if we are relagated as im sure you will but i will NEVER support this fool and have lost all respect for Randy not because he is cutting back sometimes a business needs to do this but because he appointed this idiot, Randy can gain my respect again if he sacks this fool quickly and brings in a proper manager capable of improving our team but McIdiot will never have my respect.
KerryVillian
Sorry astonmilan, you sound like Eck there with an eckscuse for everything that has gone wrong. You can't blame the ***** up against Swansea with the win over Chelsea. The win was the out of character performance. You also say about other players starting to play well. This has nothing to do with Eck and his tactics. All it does is prove that they are capable of playing better and goes to ask WHY haven't we been doing so more often. Answer is Eck. He thinks that you score goals by putting Bent as close to their goal as possible and hoofing it up there as many times as possible in the hope that sooner or later we will score. I have NO reason to think that this isn't the case.
Villan444
MON has been at Sunderland 1 month and he has almost equalled Potato head's points tally in that time. Difference between a good and below average manager. And you talk about quality signings from Eck. Please!!!! The bloke doesn't know quality. He has never, ever, ever played good, attractive, exciting or successful football. Players need our support true but the owner and manager and their cronies can ***** off.
Villan444
 

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