Writer: J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 24 2012
Seems to be Roberto Martinez day for links to Villa today!
I`d be happy with that I must admit.
A decent article on www.liverpool.vitalfootball.co.uk with John Barnes discussing what is success and especially the achievement of Martinez keeping Wigan up.
And also remember our interview with a Wigan fan: Interview With A Wigan Fan On Roberto Martinez
Some of the national press are saying that we will talk with him if Liverpool don`t opt for him, personally (and this is just my opinion not ITK) I`d have thought if we were going to talk to him, then we already have. Only the Ole talks have become public, others have taken place. Read some press and you`d never guess that would you?
James Nursey at The Mirror thinks that Paul Lambert could well be the right man. The rest point towards Martinez:
There is the media gossip page on The Official Site
The Sunday Sun (!?!) says Villa are back in for Martinez and a more trusted source, Mat Kendrick of The Birmingham Mail also says Randy will go back in for Martinez despite the Spaniard having turned down the chance to talk to Villa last season.
>>And again on that, he`d already given David Whelan (old blabbermouth who couldn`t keep private conversations private) his word that he would stay at Wigan. Nice to know someone will keep to their word, exactly the sort of character we need at Villa...no? <<
Mat says that Martinez fits the profile of what Villa want.
His report adds Villa are wary of the risk of losing face with another snub and of the competition from Merseyside, but are believed to have received encouragement that Martinez would be willing to at least discuss their vacancy.
He also says that Norwich`s Paul Lambert, Swansea`s Brendan Rodgers and Brighton`s Gus Poyet are also in contention but no face to face talks have taken place with anyone since Randy flew back in on Tuesday.
Given the choice, I must admit, I think Paul Lambert is the man they should be going for but hey, I`d take any of those named at the moment, they all seem decent!
Roberto Martinez forum thread: Roberto Martinez
Roberto Martinez article: Villa Fan Says Return For Roberto Martinez and Click Here
Whelan won`t block Martinez: Click Here
One fan says Martinez? No thanks: Click Here
I thought I'd get the inside scoop from Worbo from Vital Wigan... here we go: 1) So, links to Roberto Martinez again. What is the general feeling at Wigan amongst fans? Full interview: Interview With A Wigan Fan On Roberto Martinez
Daily Mail Say Villa Have Spoken To Martinez
Date:Thursday May 24 2012
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