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A Mass Clearout Of Villa Players On The Cards?

A Mass Clearout Of Villa Players On The Cards?

The John Wragg Express report, see: Lambert Deal Today Claim Press , mentions a potential mass clear out.

So, our front page poll asks, which of these players, if any, would you keep?

I`ve also set up a forum poll because in there you can do multiple votes, so to vote in there: Which of these players would you KEEP?

The report says that Lerner wants the under achievers out and 'big changes are expected`. Great news and I`m sure Lambert is just the no nonsense sort to do this.

The names mentioned are: Stephen Warnock, James Collins, Nathan Delfouneso, Fabian Delph, Alan Hutton and Barry Bannan. Even Charles N`Zogbia isn`t safe from the chop?!

By the looks of this report, he`ll get money up front to bring in the players he needs but the sales of the unwanted will be used to balance the books.

So our latest poll asks which of these players would you want to KEEP... or none? I`ve added Richard Dunne to the mix.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Friday June 1 2012
Time: 12:00PM


Stephen Warnock, James Collins, Nathan Delfouneso, Fabian Delph, Alan Hutton and Barry Bannan. Even Charles N`Zogbia isn`t safe from the chop, how is he supposed to replace all those with 10-15 mill 7 players 2 mill a piece, I can't believe Lambert would take the job with those figures, what the ***** is going on with our club, LERNER has taken a Marks n Spencers style club and turned it into Lidal. what a shambles.
01/06/2012 12:16:00
Keep Bent & Given and the kids, end of
01/06/2012 12:18:00
Keep Ireland and N'Zog too. They can flourish under a new manager, IMO. Delph and Warnock squad players. Collins, Bannan, Hutton, Delfouneso, all have had their chance and for one reason or another, blew it.
01/06/2012 12:25:00
Sell the lot except Bent and Given. All the 22 and 23 year old kids need to go as well.
01/06/2012 12:30:00
Why isn't Gabby on the list?
01/06/2012 12:37:00
calm down eltoro, it is just press talk ffs. Of course the manager will get backing, all of them have.
Gordonsleftboot, was really just going with the press article list but couldn't resist chucking in Dunne as well as obviously he's been another rumoured to be a bit wayward especially the Houllier away trip doo dah.
The Fear
01/06/2012 12:43:00
Maybe this report from earlier today underlines our problems. Fans still talking about losing players because they do not fit their criteria need to take their heads out of the sand. The new manager has to work with what he has got + whatever Randolph can provide. And as for the comment about turning us into a Lidl, get a grip ffs. We are indebted to Randolph. He poured money in for M'ON and we are still having to recover from his failure to deliver the goods despite the biggest backing of any manager in Villa history. ASTON VILLA is still by far the largest football club in the Midlands in revenue terms, according to Deloitte’s Annual Review of Football Finance 2012. The accountancy firm’s table - based on 2011 accounts - shows Villa with revenue of £92m. The next nearest Midlands club is Stoke City at £66.8m. West Bromwich Albion’s revenue was £65.1m and Wolves’ revenue was £64.5m. However Birmingham City and Coventry City's failure to post accounts meant that they could not be included in the table. The Midlands’15 Premier League and Football League clubs had combined revenue of around £430m in 2010/11. Total revenue growth of 12% across the region was driven largely by West Bromwich Albion’s £37m revenue increase following their promotion to the Premier League. Villa's impressive revenue figure needs to be considered alongside more negative financial data. Its wage bill of £94.8m for the year was a large contributor to the club posting a pre-tax loss of £54m. More generally, Deloitte’s report reveals how top clubs in English football have continued to show impressive revenue growth despite a difficult economic climate. Premier League clubs’ combined revenue reached a record £2,271m in 2010/11, according to the report. In total, the top 92 clubs in English football saw revenues increase by 9% to £2.9 billion in 2010/11. However, it is not all positive financial news. Adam Bull, consultant in the sports business group at Deloitte, noted: “Despite the increase in revenue generated by Premier League clubs, operating profits reduced by £16m (19%) to £68m in 2010/11 and combined pre-tax losses were £380m.”
01/06/2012 12:44:00
personally I think Collins and Warnock deserve a fresh start with a new manager. Nzogbia will hopefully come good in his second season so getting rid now would be silly. The fonz has definite skill but doesn't seem able to step up to the plate so I'd look to loan him out to another prem side as a final chance. Bannan, Hutton, Dunne, Delph can all go IMO. Albie has a year to prove himself as does Weimann. Oh and I'd keep gabby because for all his faults he gives defenders a tough time and is a good squad player.
01/06/2012 12:52:00
*****in moaning already ................. stop doin the maths with sums that you don't know are available. Just support the new manager. UTV
01/06/2012 13:19:00
Get rid of Warnock, Collins, Hutton, Delph and Delfouneso. Can't believe N'Zog would be on that list, give him another season at least. I'd keep Dunne because they're aren't that much experienced centre-backs around, everyone highlights his mistakes but all defenders make mistakes, nobody ever seems to give him credit for his defending, he might let one in, but he'll stop 3. Wouldn't be such a problem if we were scoring them at the other end.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
01/06/2012 13:30:00
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