Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

McLeish Has Plans For The Summer

McLeish Has Plans For The Summer

Sadly it's not to go on holiday and resign by email, but he's talking about a strange thing - transfers!

I wonder if that will go the same way as 'Gabby isn't a winger?'

Speaking to the Official Site McLeish said that the club had carried out it's plans for this transfer window but targets were being tracked for the summer.

In fact he says he has 'definite plans' for the summer.

'We've never waivered from our intentions for this window. The chairman still wants to steer towards the financial stability and I think you can tell by the lack of business throughout that's the case at a lot of other clubs aswell. But we have definite targets and we have definite plans on what we can do.'

As is no longer a strange occurrence in a McLeish interview he curiosly adds.

'I know the fans get excited about new faces and I am fully aware of that. Building your own team sometimes isn't an overnighter - for Mark Hughes it might be but not for me.'

Now admittedly I'm not a QPR fan, so I'm happy for people to correct me, but unless I've missed something Hughes has added 3 players coming to a total of about £10m and then 3 loans.

Didn't Eck pay that money alone for N'Zogbia before adding Hutton, Jenas and let's not forget Given and Stevens into the mix?

So what's the message, Hughes is a better user of the funds available considering he spent less overall to achieve an addition of 3 players or that Eck isn't a good judge of the loan market?

Or have I just got out of bed on the wrong side again today?

Vital Villa on: facebook

Vital Villa on: twitter

Join Vital Villa

It's easy to REGISTER, simply click the link and enjoy getting involved!

Writer:Mike Field
Date:Wednesday February 1 2012
Time: 4:21PM


McLeish has been here 8 months now. I just hope Hughes ‘overnight’ team does not show us up tonight.
Dudley Villan
01/02/2012 16:33:00
Cannot see us spending more than 5 mill in the summer and thats to replace out of contract players Heskey Beye & Cuellar. What worries me is if he thinks Hutton was worth 4 mill what is he goiing to buy?.
01/02/2012 16:41:00
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Please god no don't give this fool a another year please please please I just don't think I could take it, this has been the most boring prem year ever for me and not because of lack of funds or new faces but just the football is total 5H1TE and every time the idiot speaks he *****es me off just all the stupid comments like he says a lot of other teams are trying to be financally stable, eh what other clubs STUPID??? Everton ya but thats notging new everybody else are still spending INCLUDING us like you said mike he talks about the mark hughes having more money than him that just proives he hasn't a clue what he's talking about, another year with this fool is another step closer to relagation, I have said before we won't get him out this season but every fan should do everything they possibly can to make sure we don't have to suffer this cruel and unusual punishment for another long LONG season....
01/02/2012 17:38:00
Hopefully, I think that Hughes' new boys aren't all eligible tonight??? It's just another ******** excuse as to why we aren't winning and as rightly pointed out, an incorrect one as you can't just talk rubbish to the press and expect everyone to believe the hype when there is none. Think that I would rather listen to Phil Thomson talking about Liverpool for an hour than Eck for 5 mins about anything at the moment!!!!
01/02/2012 17:41:00
You don't know what you're doing!
01/02/2012 18:28:00
I just hope randy has other plans like sacking Mcleish and replaicing him with someone like Lambert, Rodgers, or maybe Mourinho ;)
01/02/2012 18:30:00
clive, would love Mourinho but doubt RL has it in him to bother and would he come anyways? Defo want rid of McLueless.
holte ender 1969
01/02/2012 19:19:00
As stupid as Lerner seems to be, if he gives Mcleish any money to spend, I won't be renewing my season tickets. Absolutely effing disgraceful tonight.
01/02/2012 20:17:00
I thought i was pretty clued up on this game of assosciation football after 30 years, but when you look at our potential best line up HOW DOES THAT NOT WIN GAMES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh yer i actually know the answer to this one.
01/02/2012 21:49:00
Yes its *****. But give it some time, at least lets give it another season. And breast milk IS NOT the best protection for your baby.
02/02/2012 08:51:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment


Recent Aston Villa Articles

Sinclair - We'll Turn This Around

Scott Sinclair remains upbeat ahead of the coming tie against struggling, but, current Premier League Champions Chelsea.

Moyes Announces Villa Intentions - No Not Really

Well, no, let's be serious here he hasn't. But you'd not quite guess that. Although maybe he's interested in a new casa and it's been lost in translation?

Rudy Up For African Footballer Of The Year Award

£6million summer signing Rudy Gestede has been named in the 37 man nomination short (?) list for the 2015 African Football of the Year Award.

The Vultures Start Circling Sherwood

With only one win from eight Premier League games in 2015-16, the media are starting to carry the 'two games to go' content when it comes to manager Tim Sherwood's future.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists


Current Poll (see more polls)

Tim Sherwood?
Suggested By: JP Fear
It will all click and be fine8%
Not going to work out49%
Give him til end Nov then look again24%
Give him til end of Dec then look again5%
No idea anymore, Villa confuse me!14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Man City 8 6 0 2 18 12
2 Arsenal 8 5 1 2 16 6
3 Man Utd 8 5 1 2 16 4
4 Crystal Palace 8 5 0 3 15 4
5 Leicester City 8 4 3 1 15 2
6 West Ham 8 4 2 2 14 6
7 Everton 8 3 4 1 13 4
8 Spurs 8 3 4 1 13 4
9 Southampton 8 3 3 2 12 3
10 Liverpool 8 3 3 2 12 -2
11 Swansea 8 2 4 2 10 0
12 Watford 8 2 4 2 10 -1
13 Norwich 8 2 3 3 9 -2
14 Stoke 8 2 3 3 9 -2
15 AFC Bournemouth 8 2 2 4 8 -2
16 Chelsea 8 2 2 4 8 -5
17 WBA 8 2 2 4 8 -5
18 Aston Villa 8 1 1 6 4 -5
19 Sunderland 8 0 3 5 3 -10
20 Newcastle 8 0 3 5 3 -11
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Will Red Bull kiss and make up with Renault?
Latest Vital Boxing News
Is Wilder v Joshua On The Cards?
The Vital Football Members League

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Oct 17 2015 3:00PM : Chelsea (a)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 24 2015 3:00PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Oct 27 2015 7:45PM : Southampton (a)
Capital One Cup
Nov 2 2015 8:00PM : Tottenham Hotspur (a)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 8 2015 1:30PM : Manchester City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Nov 21 2015 3:00PM : Everton (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

1.Pride of Lions511
3.The Fear227
Vital Football Comment