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AVFC Summer 2012 Transfer Thread

Well, you know the form by now, we do this every summer and January, a transfer thread that stays with us until the transfer window closes at the end of August.

Put in any links you see, who you'd like to see and then argue! LOL

Forum thread:

AVFC Summer transfer talk thread: Click Here

Signed: Brett Holman

So far we have:

IN

31 year old Norwich striker Grant Holt: Click Here
Grant Holt again: Allan Evans Says Yes To Holte But KEEP Bent!


OUT

CORRECT: Brad Guzan leaving: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out? and again: Click Here

Carlos Cuellar to Valencia: Click Here

Gabby Agbonlahor to Sunderland: Click Here
Gabby again: Gabby Agbonlahor Again Linked To Sunderland

James Collins to Swansea for £5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?
James Collins would have to half wages to move to Swansea: Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk.. Collins No Go?

Richard Dunne to Sunderland: Click Here

Stephen Warnock to Sunderland: click here
Stephen Warnock to Sunderland for £2.5million: Almost An Entire Villa Defense To Be Sold?

Shay Given to QPR: Click Here

Stephen Ireland to the New York Red Bulls: Click Here
Stephen Ireland not going: Click Here

Talks are on hold until the summer for Brad Guzan, Emile Heskey and Carlos Cuellar: Click Here All gone

Gabby wants Emile Heskey to stay: Click Here Gone

Previously when McLeish was still manager, pretty sure these links will now be dead links but you never know:

IN
23-year-old Spartak Moscow striker Artem Dzyuba: Young Russian Striker Linked To Villa
Striker Aruna Dindane: Click Here
Fortuna Dusseldorf defender Assani Lukimya-Mulongoti: Click Here
Andrew Johnson: Click Here
France U21 international defender Benjamin Stambouli: Click Here
Mali international and AS Nancy midfielder Bakaye Traore: Villa Transfer Talk... Mali International Linked
Danny Guthrie: Click Here
Danny Guthrie: Click Here
Danny Simpson: Click Here
Brazilian defender Douglas: Click Here
Heerenveen striker Bas Dost: Click Here
Bas Dost again, including quotes: Click Here
Wolves 25-year-old midfielder Jamie O`Hara: Villa In 'Battle' For Wolves Midfielder?
Rangers left-back Lee Wallace: click here
Leon Best: Click Here
Former Rangers Gregg Wylde: Click Here
32-year-old Croatian International and Bayern Munich striker Ivica Olic: Click Here
Forum thread: Click Here
Joe Lewis from the Posh: Villa Transfer Talk - One Keeper In, One Out?
Joe Cole: Click Here
Huddersfield striker Jordan Rhodes: Click Here
Schalke midfielder Jermaine Jones: Click Here
Wolves player Karl Henry: Click Here
Blackpool keeper Matt Gilks: Click Here
Wigan midfielder Mohamed Diame: Click Here
Former Hearts keeper Marian Kello: Click Here and again with player quotes: Click Here and again: Click Here
Montpellier striker Olivier Giroud: Click Here
Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here
Robbie Keane permanently: Click Here
Wigan Athletic winger/striker Victor Moses: Villa Transfer Talk... Mali International + Moses Linked
19-year-old Crystal Palace 'wonderkid` Wilfried Zaha: Crystal Palace 'Wonderkid' Linked To Villa

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The Journalist

Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday June 3 2012

Time: 11:13AM

Your Comments

Would guess that the links to the older players whilst McLeish will be binned now, you never know though. Wouldn't mind Holt, would like Pilkington from Norwich. Daniel Sturridge if he won't sign a new deal at Chelsea? He is on his last year of deal I think. He is a villa fan!

Certainly expect a good few in and out.
The Fear
Wouldn't it be a good idea to start another one to coincide with the beginning of the PL era?
Pride of Lions
I'd still like to see us take a punt on younger players from lower leagues. Do something like a fixed fee first refusal deal, have them stay at the club for a season so we can watch the properly, but when fixtures allow they come up to Bodymoor to train with us on occassions and then those that look useful we can take up the option on, those that don't develop as we hoped we haven't lost a lot of cash on.
mike_field
Players in i'd look at - Oscar Cardozo, Daniel Sturridge, Moussa Dembele, Jordan Rhodes, Demba Ba, Victor Moses, Niko Kranjcar, Giovanni Dos Santos, Adam Johnson, Matt Jarvis, Ibrahim Afellay, Nathanial Clyne. A pretty long list, and i'm thinking big with a few of them, but hey who knows! I have no idea who i'd want to bring in to replace Dunne/Collins though.
Callum_ws
Krancjar, Charlie Adam, Steven Fletcher and some defenders.. err.. Scott Dann maybe?
SchoolBoyError
I want us to go for Markus Henriksen of Norway, maybe have a crack at Bacinovic which was linked to Villa earlier in the season. Key for me would be to maybe invest in cheaper foreign options which would demand less wages, and give the same performance.
flabbert
Hmmm CB's.... Huth?
AdzVilla11
i think your 1st signing will be howson. The best midfielder i have seen for a while.
ratpack
Guys, I'd love to see Charlie Adams come here and reinvent himself, adding Steven Fletcher or Jordan Rhodes would be excellent....If Rhodes would come and mature throughout a nice four year contract I believe we wouldhave a gem who already has the touch far above one of our hero status strikers....Fletcher is proven in a poor Wolves squad but I can't split him from Holt who Lambert already knows how to use. Krancjar is just after money so now it's a no-no from me - wrong motivation for what we're about to go through over the next few seasons. Dembele is a great shout too. Either way we must insert a few proper LEADERS into midfield - desperately need a leader or two after the brave Petrov battles away.
koolbill
Defenders? My shout goes out to Olsson from West Brom and Hangelaand from Fulham. £5m for Olsson and £6m for Alfie.
koolbill
Goalies: Rob Green for a free? Shay is looking injury prone and susceptible to a Hughesy bid at QPR....or ex-sunderland keepr Craig Gordon?
koolbill
As far as strikers, look no further than Sturridge, can play wider or through the middle and as mentioned he's a Villa fan plus very young still
AdzVilla11
Adz: He will never come from Chelsea mate - if he did move he'd go to Spurs or QPR or some other massive wage paying team.
koolbill
Mr lambert should be looking at long term players such as nick Powell from crewe Matt Jarvis and Jordan Rhodes if villa are looking to consolidate and build these 3 could be a good start. Then look toward a bit of experience bring mr Robbie keane back Leon britton as he knows how to pass a ball victor Moses a goo shout to link midfield with forwards. Not mentioned any defenders as last years experience everyone a the club knows how to defend
Astonvanilla
koolbill, I'd still have a go for him, if he's a real fan maybe that's the deciding factor? one can only wish!! Jarvis is a good shout
AdzVilla11
Why not Adz, sends the right message.astonvanilla: great shout on Keane, had forgot about him mate! Yup Keane, Rhodes = experience and future. Nick Powell loooks awesome doeosn't he - feel like it may be worth us loaning Delfouneso and another player to them for a nice little loan to buy option. However, I believe we may send Delph back to Leeds and see a Snodgrass purchase of some type happening - you heard it here first.
koolbill
I'd love to see Steve Caulker come in on loan from Spurs. Spurs and Swansea fans really seem to rate him
LuxuryVilla24
Dunno but i'm excited
king villa
Caulker is another good shout! Clark and Dunne CB's with Caulker as backup and rotation option (can't wait to see some rotation!) I still think we should get Cuellar back though and start him, never really got a run in his correct position.
AdzVilla11
Think we better find a holding midfielder first we felt the loss of stan back end of last season we need someone to take up the baton. Like a lot of the names mentioned but wages could be a problem with some of them e.g. Sturridge,Dembele. Same problem with Adams if liverpool were to sell good replacement for stan.UTV 19th minute
Merlin128777
@pride of lions..Sorry, only just seen comment, that is what I've done mate.
The Fear
Victor Moses linked today (and Holte again) plus Gabby still linked to Sunderland.
The Fear
todays transfer talk: Click Here
The Fear
Also been linked to Zaha from Palace with apparently weimenn going the other way not sure if that was perm or loan for a season. Would rather hope it was just a loan.
godplayed4villa
How about Bosingwa? Available on a free, we supposed looked at him b4 he went to Chelski. I don't think he is that bad defensively, and he is better than anything we have got going forward. Wages may be a problem, but if he doesn't find a club he will be on nothing.
2big4seatswannastand
What about that Heskey fella? I heard hes looking for a new club.... loads of experience which would help our younger players, and he knows where the net is. He could help the groundsman put it up on match days :o lol
GibboVilla
What about that Heskey fella? I heard hes looking for a new club.... loads of experience which would help our younger players, and he knows where the net is. He could help the groundsman put it up on match days :o lol
GibboVilla
Zaha from palace would be a great signing he looks like a proper athlete, not at the permanent expense of Wiemenn though...
daveyboyr
Kranjcar to Dynamo Kiev for 4 mill sounds like a bargain mind you according to the press he has stated that "monies important" not that I mind that it is to every person who goes out to work.
Merlin128777
There comes a time Merlin128777, that when your on 50- 60k a WEEK, you have to look beyond just cash! if I was already on 50k a week not sure I'd uproot my family to move to Russia, but eh that's just me.
eltoro
On a personal note yes would agree eltoro sounds like Spurs are not offering him options though. But money wise think most footballers go for the cash,oh they can bang on about trophies and medals all they like but when money talks they walk.
Merlin128777
another link: Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here
The Fear
Wonder is Lambert has any decent German connections after his time there.
holte ender 1969
Ralph Varane @ CB... Erik Pieters @ LB... Corchia or Bocaly @ RB... Belhanda @ CM... Giroud @ CF...
CDX_EIRE
Would be lovely to see a team come out next year a bit like this ----------------Given--------------- Bosingwa-Caulker-Clark-Lichaj Moses-Ireland--N'Zonzi--N'Zogbia --------Bent---Rhodes/Holt-------- With a bench that can actually make a difference Jaskaleinen/Gordon/Green Baker Warnock Albrighton Bannan Gardner Agbonlahor
LuxuryVilla24
Bacinovic from Palermo would be very smart. Cardozo/Sturridge/Afellay?!?! Who leaves Barcelona's bench to come to Villa. All pipe dreams. Good to great players but so very unlikely. Same for Varane/Belhanda/Giroud. All 15/20 millioners who are going to be lighting up the champions league. What can we offer that can compare to that? Although Younes Belhanda is an absolutely wonderful player, so I cant argue with your taste CDX_EIRE! Bocaly would be good. Id hope that young gems in mid table German teams, talent from Holland/Portugal/maybe even Croatia should be looked at. So many teams on the continent do this, why are we so far behind? I'd probably say Snodgrass is worth a go, and another french league gem is Pierre Emerick Aubameyang from St Etienne, who just missed out on European football. Hes a fast young striker who reminds me of Welbeck but with more class. Anyway, thats just my opinion! Thanks for suffering it, UTV x
zigthevilla
How about the right/wing back for France tonight .. Debuchy ... plays for Lille apparently. Looked bloody good to me.
Beovilla
AZ Alkmaar`s Denmark defender Simon Poulsen: Danish Defender To Save Our Bacon?
The Fear
I like the Scandinavian players, they always settle right and usually have the right attitude.
The Fear
a list of all the links so far: All The AVFC Transfer Links So Far
The Fear
Keep seeing horrible links about Shay going to rejoin Sparkie at QPR. Wouldn't want to see him go, but as somebody else said, he's starting to look injury prone (for first time in his career). He's also playing thru injury for the RoI, which won't help his future longevity, added to which, after watching him against Croatia, he's starting to look a bit human. PL will probably fancy the Norwich goalie - we could do worse!
onlyteaminthemids
Ruddie or Green would be most welcome, so would Kuscak and get Jaaskelainen on board as GK coach.
koolbill
Debuchy's being linked with the likes of Real Madrid/Inter Milan, I think he's a bit far out of our target market. I'd take Kyle Naughton on loan though, he can't be worse than Hutton and PL holds him in high regard from their time together at Norwich.
VillaHippo
Sod Kyle Naughton - no offence - but we aren't training another player for Spurs like Walker!
koolbill
What about if it's a permanent contract?
VillaHippo
Then yes. Otherwise no.
koolbill
Collins linked out: James Collins to West Ham: James Collins Exit (?) Not Exactly A Hammer Blow!
The Fear
And Forest full back Chris Gunter: Villa Lining Up Forest Full Back?
The Fear
yeah, report was saying buying not loaning Koolbill, if not, totally agree, don't think PL teams should be able to loan to each other anyway
The Fear
Mat Kendrick has just tweeted that Shay Given is going nowhere... bit harsh. Oh, hang on, I see what he means! ;o)... Shay Given Going Nowhere
The Fear
Linked with Feyenoord "ace", 20 year old defender who goes by the name, Stefan De Vrij. Anyone seen him in action? (I'm too lazy to copy and paste his name into YouTube). http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11677/7812236/Feyenoord-ace-to-shun-Prem
VillaHippo
The news we've all been dreading, Hutton facing the axe! ;o) Click Here
The Fear
Transfer talk is still in short supply, wish the Euro`s would hurry up and end so we can get down to some real business! The Daily Mail say that Villa are looking to sign AS Nancy left-back Massadio Haidara. See: Villa Linked To France U20 Left Back
The Fear
Louis Saha. Naughton.
jimjim96
Possible link to John Ruddy if Hughton is successful in taking Butland from small heath to Norwich...... http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/norwich-eye-jack-butland-birmingham-904443 Could be interesting.
Pride of Lions
Ruddy, Naughton, Hangeland, Olsson, Poulsen----N.Zogbia, Henriksen, Adams, Johnson---Pogrebnyak, Bent------Subs Marshall, Clark, Herd, Albrighton, Makoun, Agbonlahor Weimann ..Sell Ireland, Given, Collins, Hutton, Warnock, Loan out Delfounseo and Bannan. I know it's harsh on Given but he is being linked else where, he is injury prone and looked absolutely awful in the Euros, Ruddy is only 25 and already looks like a class keeper, and I believe if it wasn't for Joe Hart he would be Englands number one. The players I have selected we can probably afford and for getting rid of the last big wages we could probably afford snodgrass and Wilfried Zaha.
Villa 4 Ever
Also shall we see what kind of team we could make out of th freebies... Jaaskelainen, Bosingwa, Cuellar, Whitbread, Hoyte--------Guthrie, Diamé, Hargreaves, Kalou----- Saha, Drogba/Fuller
Villa 4 Ever
Dutch television station RTV Rjinmond is reporting via their website that Feyenoord and Morocco national team midfielder Karim El Ahmadi is on his way to Aston Villa for a fee of €2.8 million pending the results of a physical. FourFourTwo's Mohammed Maollim has reported the same via Twitter. The holding midfielder is in the final year of his contract and has apparently turned down a contract extension, meaning the Eredivisie club are hoping to cash in on the player's excellent 2011-12 season. I wouldn't post the link as it's a link to another Villa blog (not sure of the rules on that).............
Pride of Lions
Ruddy has signed new deal with Norwich
The Fear
Heard a whisper re: Peter Whittingham returning. Can't seem to get anything backing it up at moment.
The Fear
I suspect by now that PL has sat through a few tapes of last seasons matches (he has my sympathy) this alone may not decide the players fate otherwise half the team will be on the transfer list when the market opens.
Merlin128777
Agree Merlin, I am as fascinated as to who goes as much as I am for incoming (what an awfully worded sentence!)
The Fear
El Ahmadi at Bodymoor apparently.
The Fear
I still want James Milner back. I know, I know, it ain't happening. But I do!
Sheriff Kimbo
lol Sherriff got to agree just seen another ex Villa player has refused a contract with newco RANGERS -Steven Davis my be worth having him back remembering him as a very honest player with a good engine.
Merlin128777
***** team ***** club ***** fans ***** owner, poor villa
emile heskey spurs
Would anybody have a punt on stewart downing? Scousecum lining up two new wingers and wouldn't surprise me if we could get him for £4-5m. Can't imagine this will be popular, but thought I'd put it out there.
onlyteaminthemids
4-5 mil yes please!!!!
astonsteve
Possibly..... though the thought makes me cringe after how he left etc etc......
Pride of Lions
My 2012 team in a 4231 - Given Richard Dunne Lescott Figeroa Huddlestone El Ahmadi Johnson Ireland NZgobia Bent Subs that we can actually use and eotate - Hennessy Clarke Gunter Herd Gardner Gabby Sturridge
AdzVilla11
sod all about rumour wise! One in the forum reckons Barton but I'll bloody pray not.
The Fear
F off Barton.
koolbill
Not sure where to put this, but King Carlos has signed for Sunderland........... http://www.shieldsgazette.com/sport/football/sunderland-afc/cuellar-completes-move-to-sunderland-1-4699936
Pride of Lions
El Ahmadi has signed according to the Beeb £2 million
AstonBilla
Sad to see Carlos sign for someone else but excited about El Ahmadi, he speaks well and sounds hungry!! Game on
AdzVilla11
El Ahamdi has now signed!!!
astonsteve
Excellent news....... Next?
Pride of Lions
We seem to have signed Vin Diesel's younger, thinner brother!!! Hope he's Fast and Furious... Looking at one of the Youtube posts where he decks one of the opposition I hope he's not just Furious!?!
fredchuff
He seems to have promise and was probably a straight pinch from under the noses of Norwich via the scouting team that may come over so, nice on Lambert! I really hope Lambert can get Gab playing half decent or send him to Wigan in a swap for Moses plus cash.
koolbill
p.s. Fredchuff: About time got a proper bloke in the defence, someone hard and not nice like Warnock and Dunne and Collins..I would say Hutton is hard but I think he is just ugly and a liability.
koolbill
Sorry it may seem like cutting off your nose etc but would rather see the real Nzobia this season than have Downihng back under ANY circumstances the guy makes my skin crawl I know all players are in it for the money and will move for the right offer but he is the lowest of the low.
Merlin128777
Rumours of Clyne coming and a chap from Rennes!!!
astonsteve
And the end of one transfer link: More Good News... NO Grant Holt!
The Fear
updated list of all links I've seen so far: Click Here
The Fear
On sky now about taking Rennes player Rahini on Loan with a view to a permanant deal next summer!!!
astonsteve
Sorry meant Brahimi!!!
astonsteve
Brad Guzan also being linked with a return
The Fear
Brhimi now with link http://www.goal.com/en-gb/news/2896/premier-league/2012/07/04/3220982/aston-villa-target-rennes-winger-brahimi-report
Pride of Lions
Yeah, had covered that a couple of times Pride, few bits and bobs about him: French Midfielder Yacine Brahimi: Two Players Linked IN To AVFC and again French Midfielder Linked + Brad Guzan Coming Home?
The Fear
Crystal Palace full back Nathaniel Clyne and Sheffield United right-back Matthew Lowton: All Right Back For Transfer Talk!
The Fear
Just been linked along with Sunderland with Ivan Ramis of Mallorca a Spanish Centre Back 6' 2'' ( no beard though)
AstonBilla
New signing in next few hours Mat Kendrick tweeted!!!
astonsteve
Its Matthew Lawton from Sheff Utd!!!
astonsteve
Rumour has it we just signed Matty Lowton for 3m...
CDX_EIRE
Bleeding Hell it's already on Wikipedi that we've signed him
AstonBilla
I like the idea of a largely Irish backline who can theoretically communicate together (Given, Stevens, Dunne, Clarke, AN O'Other), and a French speaking midfield (Nzog, Makoun, El-K and new bloke from Rennes). Up front DB9 ang Gabby, who will have to carry on just ignoring each other.
teale's tash
No rumour. Lowton signed for £3m.
chocolate teapot
Lowton's signing reminds me of Ron Saunders. He said, 'When you read that we are going to sign an established international for a club record fee, that's the press talking. When you read that we are going to sign someone no-one has heard of on a free transfer, that's the chairman [Doug] talking. When you read that we have signed someone and he is already in a Villa shirt, that's me talking.' Excellent way to do business.
chocolate teapot
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2170147/Ivan-Ramis-Sunderland-Aston-Villa-target.html According to this Ivan Ramis is only on @ 11k a week which is peanuts,.... though he's valued at 9m quid.
Pride of Lions
11,000 p/w 'peanuts'!!! So you've got a few bob then, PoL!!! ;)
VillaWillRiseAgain
Rennes Malian midfielder Tongo Doumia linked on the sky sports website
scoops
Lol, what I mean VWRA is that we could offer him 15-20k a week and it's better than he's on AND a lot less than some on 40-60k a week.
Pride of Lions
If it's to be believed scoops, that'll be two Rennes midfielders we're after......Can't see us going for and getting two from the same club....one yes, but which one?.....
Pride of Lions
Snodgrass being mentioned a bit.
The Fear
Sturridge bid from spurs of 5 mill. Would like him but think wages could be a problem.
Merlin128777
Gabby/Collins again being linked out Click Here
The Fear
Poll results, how many players will leave this summer (and how many will we buy) Click Here
The Fear
wow Liverpool would let Carrol go for 12-15 mill remembering how Lambert used Holt at Norwich would like to see Carrol in a Villa shirt but I suppose wages would be a problem,and doubt if we have that kind of money to spend on one signing.
Merlin128777
Linked on the Beeb along with the Baggies with Tongo Doumbia a 6' 3'' French born midfielder
AstonBilla
apparently on sky sports "Tongo Doumbia" has snubed Villa and Arsenal and gone to Baggies. Let down!!
Gaz Random Hero
Yeah saying on BBCteletext Doumbia snubbed us for baggies due to them wanting him more
ClivetheVillan
might sound a strange one, but Paul Scharner on a free? He always seems to score headers and seems like a worthwhile squad player
zigthevilla
Andy Carroll linked again: Lambert Admits He'd Like England Striker
The Fear
ASTON VILLA are on the brink of sealing the £8million signing of Feyenoord centre-half Ron Vlaar. 0 comment The Dutch club gave the 27-year-old the OK to travel to Villa Park yesterday and negotiate personal terms. Vlaar was one of the few Dutch players to come out of Euro 2012 with any credit
scoops
If we do get Vlaar i will be very happy, he is good enough for a champs leahue side where he has played before, he is very similar to Jonny Heintinga of Everton who i also rate good player and will help raise our profile across europe towards our reputation with other european players nice on Lambo luvin this!! UTV!!!
CLIVETHEVILLAN
Villa apparently in talks with the reps of Foday Nabay.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Foday Nabay?...... is this a wind-up?.....Lol
Pride of Lions
PoL -- He's a highly rated 'starlet' at Small Heath. He also has a lot of other clubs interested in his John Hancock. Arsenal and Chelskov being two.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Ok, thanks for that VWRA.
Pride of Lions
Carroll is a handful on his day, but then again so was Carew, consistency is not a word associated with either. However, a loan deal with a purchase option might suit, as long as he stays away from Broad St at night!!! Dutch defenders in the PL have been a mixed bag, from the excellent Stam, Bouma, Reiziger and Heitinga, to the other extreme of Bogarde and Boulharouz. I like the look of Vlaar as a player, not so sure about the new tattoo he wore home from Vegas. He could be an astute purchase.
madirish
Del Piero and Inzaghi are available for nothing. They're not kids anymore but the experience of one or both of them could pay dividends. Watford are supposed to be interested in them but Villa would surely be a bigger draw. Unlikely to happen unfortunately.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Lambert saying no to Owen and Carroll.
The Fear
VMRA, PL doesn't want expensive mercenaries and has said as much. No Owen, Keane, Del Piero or the likes. Instead we have younger options that are promising to break though or are just off the radar saving the club fortunes in wages. Nice shout (Del Piero, Inzaghi) but cannot see it. It does seem though that PL has his sights set on a tall striker in the mould of Holt that can link up the midfield and frontline. Who is out there for the right money though??? UTV. 19th minute support for Stan.
holte ender 1969
Reckon if ever there was a bargain then QPR are getting one Hoillet from blackburn out of contract so hes on a free.
Merlin128777
Why not Jenas, Bentley and Brad Friedel? Would really help clear out our squad. COYS
Slurms McKenzie
Slurms like us I think there are more than 3 you need to ship out ! On the ones you mention we have a good couple of years from Brad..... some 20 mins from Jenas and annually linked with Bentley.... no thanks mate
Fatloser
Slurms we have a clever manager now m8 No way in a million years would Lambert touch Friedel (too old) Jenas (he has had it lol) Bentley think could do a job for us but seems too big headed maybe Lambert could get the best out of him as he has done with lower league players many times,
ClivetheVillan
If ANYONE seriously thinks Bentley would be a good addition to our squad then they need to take their mercury ridden hat off. Never should that ti-t darken our doors and take our hard earned money. Hopefully Nzo will come shining through and Holman willprove to a be a decent signing and there we have our wingers. Realisitically, a striker of some class to help Bent out would be great, along with Vlaar and one surprise signing....I'll check Norwich's team and come back to you.
koolbill
Surman?
koolbill
Feyenoord are asking for clarification re Vlaar now... http://www.insidefutbol.com/2012/07/21/ronald-koeman-urges-aston-villa-clarification-on-ron-vlaar/65748/
Pride of Lions
Nah Surman is not the answer but Pilkington maybe i rate him also that Zaha from Palace he can a bit, I don;t want us to sign Bentley KoolBill i was just saying if anyone could ge Bentley playing anywhere near like he used to at Blackburn then maybe that Lambert could be the man, i think we will go back for that Ramis if Feyenoord do not lower there aking price for Vlaar?
ClivetheVillan
wasnt sure where to post this but this is the fred with most comments so.....I looked for this on and off for a while but never found it before now - complete recording of the Penarol game 1982. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3PxlWn9zPM YT rules ok. Only comments from UR to date so I am guessing no one AV found it before. Always wanted to watch to see if we got effed over in any way.
malacaxeta
malacata, amazing find!! I was only 12 but seem to remember we lost 2-0 , i think Sid hit the bar and perhaps missed a penalty.
scoops
the sun reports that Oneil has signed Collins & Warnock for £4 million. ( i thought they were in USA, be interesting to see if they play in Chicago)
scoops
They came on in the 2nd half scoops, so not yet, still we live in hope.....
Pride of Lions
Furry muff Clive. Not seen anything of Zaha or Ramis or Pilkongton so wil have to YouTube them....re Bentley - I think he could've been great if he'd stopped giving it the big time Charlie but alas I think he is a journeyman mercenary now and not suited to a new beginning at Villa. On a contradictory note: Defoe for a few seasons??
koolbill
Defo would take Defoe K'Bill, but Villas Boas has said he will not let Defoe leave as he wanted too, today's Express n Star claim we are after Portsmouth's Ryan Williams i do not know anything on this player i have looked him up and it says he is an Austrailian Winger who made his debeut against Chelsea for them in the FA Cup he is 19 years old
ClivetheVillan
I've ever heard of Ryan Williams, I must be honest.
Pride of Lions
Aaron Cresswell anyone?......... http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11677/7931078
Pride of Lions
The Cresswel rumours are gathering pace...... http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-target-aaron-cresswell-1163547
Pride of Lions
Collins linked to West Ham and Snodgrass has gone to Norwich, so gladly that link wasn't right!
The Fear
Interested in Jem Karacan allegedly..... http://www.dailystar.co.uk/football/view/264057/Newcastle-Villa-and-West-Ham-wait-for-Reading-ace-Jem-Karacan/
Pride of Lions
yeah, covered it in the rumour round up this morning, I know nothing about him I must admit. Click Here
The Fear
This Aaron Cresswell hs the potential to be the next Bale from all the articles ive found about him, £. million would be a steal for a hot prospect as Wayne Bridge cost Chelski £6 million many years ago when he was a prospect left back and BALE COST OVER £10 MILLION, Lambert is a god send he really knows how to scout the lower leagues for prospects and is not frightend of giving players a chance who will be hingry and willing to fight for a chance to be at Villa and be proud to wear the Claret and Blue jersey thats all i ever wanted back pride thanks Lambert UTV!
ClivetheVillan
Don't worry Clive, I'm here..........
Pride of Lions
Mat kendrick saying Vlaar talks to be resumed!!!
astonsteve
LOL Prde glad your back ;)
ClivetheVillan
James Nursey ‏@JamesNursey Oh, and the other #AVFC goss, is forget any chat of Villa signing Danny Simpson from #NUFC. It's rubbish. Lowton will be Villa's right back
The Fear
Feyenoord site says Vlaar has agreed deal with Villa, pending Monday medical.
The Fear
Vlaar now confirmed by Villa as well... www.avfc.co.uk
The Fear
I do like the idea of signing players from the Dutch league......total (one-touch) football here we come....
Bangkok Villan
Bit of speculation regarding Danny Rose being available on loan and we may be interested (see towards the bottom of this link)...http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2179972/Aston-Villa-agree-year-deal-Ron-Vlaar.html I for one am against this, we are NOT a training club for Spurs.... ie Walker!
Pride of Lions
My feelings are the same as many other Villans on signing players like Rose from Spuds getting them fit playing well and then they return back a better player for them or value increased, nah not for me would rather we sign players with a permanent deal at the end of the loan especially from teams like Spuds and other prem teams, now if as a player from ,Madrid or Milan etc i would not mind just a loan ;)
ClivetheVillan
07:07 - Collins to WHU for £2m! Yay. Source SSN.
koolbill
Clive, have to agree there. Maybe a loan to buy but otherwise would rather us not loan unless injury struck.
holte ender 1969
Jordan Rhodes and Cresswell please. Oh and Shane Long - dude gets involved.
koolbill
Mutton in talks with Stoe it's reported...... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2181768/Alan-Hutton-talks-Stoke-Aston-Villa.html We ake a hit, but it's wrth it to get rid.
Pride of Lions
Shane Long is a good player no doubt but the Baggies would demand at least £10milion for him so not for thatprice as they paid £6million for him, Rhodes Cresswell would be good young prospects i also like Zaha from palace on sky bet we are in the top three odds on teams to sign Zaha? Pride if Lambertgets anything for Hutton Collins and Warnock he as many have said is a geneius ) UTV!
ClivetheVillan
Vlaar now signed!!
astonsteve
Cheers Clive - Long would suit us no end - except the price. Agreed on Cresswell and Rhodes. Gotta check out Zaha to be honest.
koolbill
Er, just checked youtube....Zaha looks BLOODY ACE!!! We need to snap that guy up...powerful, fast, courageous and likes to hit the back of the net....him or Rhodes though?
koolbill
Rhodes is the much better finisher.
koolbill
Agree Rhodes is the goal poacher type better finisher but Zaha i feel could be some player as he can play out wide on either flank also, and if Lambert is adopting a 4132 formation he could be fitted into that easily wie or up top, i would luv to see them both signed lol
ClivetheVillan
Ha! Clive, no chance! I wish.
koolbill
A new name to conjure with.... a striker at last! Aroune Kone is the name. http://www.insidefutbol.com/2012/08/06/aston-villa-tottenham-hotspur-and-sunderland-all-track-arouna-kone/66581/
Pride of Lions
I don't think itll happen. Lambert seems to be going for players ready to build their big reputations...a tad left field this one.
koolbill
Yeah Pride just read the Aruna Kone link on the Express n Star site, from the bits ive watched of him on sky in the spanish league he is a quick striker who knows where the goal is, i rate him!
CLIVETHEVILLAN
An up to date link on Danny Rose. Unfortunately, this looks like it may have legs.........http://www.eatsleepsport.com/Aston-Villa/Villa-chasing-Spurs-starlet-1451795.html
Pride of Lions
Totally random request, but maybe you Villans can help. Anybody heard of an Aston Villa scout by the name of Justin Palmer? Many thanks in advance.
darkenvai
No, sorry can't help darkenvai.
Pride of Lions
Anymore updates on that young lad from Birmingham, Nathan Redmond?
son_of_cher
OMG.... Kenwyn Jones liked now......http://twitter.com/petecolley
Pride of Lions
Usain Bolt for Villa.
VillaWillRiseAgain
not sure on this Kenwyn Jones link, he doesn't look very prolific to me?! Kenwyne Jones Interesting Villa?
The Fear
Yaload Bolt for Villa ;-)
koolbill
Seriously though, KJ...was on fire a few years ago but now may be the youngest journeyman in the EPL...not sure he has the desire to come to the Villa or whether his move would be for the right reasons either...we must be the top wage paying upper middle achievers in the EPL and for this reason we attract 'nearly men' and mercenaries and only PLs steady hand and good eye will stop us throwing stupid oney at players like Pires and the like! BIG gamble on a player that HAD potential.
koolbill
I'm still thinking Shane Long would do well here...
koolbill
'Yaload' ??? Is that Jamaican patois, kb, or have I been living on Planet Zog? Would love to see Bolt in B6. He said he loves Brum. The Villa are bigger and better than Manure who are one of the worlds most indebted sports sides now, btw. It's going to be vicarious paradise watching the post-Fergie meltdown there. It might even happen sooner.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Btw, don't REALLY expect to see Bolt @ Villa Park.
VillaWillRiseAgain
VWRA: try swapping bolt and yaload around...just a joke. :-) what do you think of Shane Long - he's not a name but has better rep than lots of 'names'. He could step up and do a Dempsey - noone would have signed him years ago.
koolbill
Long might be worth a shout, kb. Villa might soon be calling themselves 'Birmingham Irish', though. I have a lot of time for the Baggies -- family reasons -- but not sure about Long. Then again Villa have to be realistic about who they can persuade to come to VP. Long has youth on his side and can't be any worse than GA11. Wasn't really familiar with him until now. Agree with your earlier comments about wages. Too many player at the Villa recently -- Pires, as you cited, for one -- have been mercenary types. PL seems too astute to let that continue. Think RL has seen the light too.
VillaWillRiseAgain
The thing that impresses me about PL is he diesn't go for money he goes for quality - a tad like Wenger - refreshing change to MoN who frittered it away and taught RL one hell of a lesson in how not to give a kid your wallet in a sweetshop.
koolbill
did you mean yohan koolbill? asing yohan blake lol?
avfcwills10
Ibwas being clever and not so witty and not so clever, here's the explanation: I rearranged Bolt and Ya and Load....:-)
koolbill
hahaha nice try mate
avfcwills10
Any news on Cresswell of Ipswich or was that just a rumour, be a good replacement for Warnock? Vlaar to replace Collins, Clark to step up and replace Dunny and Lichaj to complete a whole new defence.
holte ender 1969
http://www.metro.co.uk/sport/football/908594-spurs-striker-jermain-defoe-targeted-by-qpr-aston-villa-and-sunderland So, if anything it'll be QPR then................
Pride of Lions
Blimey we best buy a load of players as the great Football pundit Robbie Savage has tipped us for relagation !
AstonBilla
Robbie Savage the Sage of Wrexham. Not to be confused with Pep Guardiola.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Fair play to him in some respects. It's a big shout but I don't think -- Villa being relegated -- will happen. He's right that the under performing players who nearly fell through the trap door in 11/12 are mostly still at the club. Also rate Savage higher as a pundit than Lawro, Hansen, Shearer and the rest of the BBC Golf Club (Lee Dixon excepted).
VillaWillRiseAgain
Well a good start will help prove that pikey wrong (hate the vile man). Dempsey is not signing at Fulham but Liverpoop are sniffing around that one so I doubt we would even get a chance there. Shame as I really rate him and he is a good creative forward with pace.
holte ender 1969
Thomas Ince looks useful. He's just got a couple for Blackpool. Could be one for now and the future. Don't rate Defoe at all. K. Jones wouldn't be a bad signing though.
VillaWillRiseAgain
annoying that sunderland have bid for adam johnson
avfcwills10
Zaha would be a great buy. Let's go get the boy. Enough said.
Villa_Grizzly
Would take Charlie Adam for 5 mill If we can afford his wages ?
Merlin128777
Johnson is set to sign for MoN, Zaha isa must imo he has everything we need pace strength and can finish, he can also play out wide in a 3 man attack, Bent abby and Zaha in a 4-3-3
clivethevillan
Martin Olsson from lackburn, with Warnock going in the opposite direction. http://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/aston-villa-transfer-news-blackburns-1271009 Oreven Keiron Richardson would do for me.
Pride of Lions
Villa Looking To Offload Warnock For Olsson? Plus Makoun linked to Bordeaux.
The Fear
The Transfer Link List Updated For AVFC The full list. Blimey I'm boring. LOL
The Fear
Wilfred Zaha would be fantastic. We should have had Nathaniel Clyne as well.
Villa_Grizzly
Is MON really about to blow £40m on Fletcher, Jarvis and Johnson!?
son_of_cher
No son of cher just a reported 12-15 mill on Fletcher west spam have Jarvis for a reported 10.25 mill Like Fletcher but both way overpriced IMO. As we are allowed dreams and wishes here lol I would like Dawson,Adam,Richardson and Carrol net outlay according to reports about 32 mill. oh well nothing like a wish list is there lol
Merlin128777
Villa are reportedly watching Bulgarian international Ivor Plan and Sri Lankan U21 Seewat Cumsup. Failing that we could go for Thailand's Leekin Goles. I'm getting bored now that we haven't injected more fresh faces as we need to turn this poor start around and soon. UTV.
holte ender 1969
U forgot Ivan chasesandbarks@cars from serbia
Uskok
Whats' your Belgian/Flemish like? Christian Benteke is the name from Genk http://www.rtbf.be/sport/football/etranger/angleterre/detail_benteke-vers-fulham-ou-aston-villa?id=7827992
Pride of Lions
Does Randy Lerner have the ambition? MON went to him with names like Sidwel and Warnockl and he didn't question the quality of the players. Do you think Abramovich, Stan Kroenke, John Henry, the Glazers, Daniel Levy, Sheikh Mansour, Bill Kenwright or even Mike Ashley would allow their managers to acquire players of that lowly quality? That an apparent clown like Ashley has proved to be a better owner than Lerner is damning. OK, Toon were relegated on his watch but he's made big decisions and brought in quality players.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Ince and Benayoun would be a good start. How about a loan deal for Kaka? Why not? Villa are a huge club. Maybe the owner doesn't realise how huge?
VillaWillRiseAgain
if we sign kevin doyle ill go mad! hes *****e! couldnt even get in wolves team last year. no better than wieman!! we need QUALITY players! news of clint dempsey apparently going to sunderland is also annoying! players we once would have been linked with
avfcwills10
Now this Benteke link looks good if his YouTube goals are anything to go by. But if that doesn't come off I'd like to see Thomas Ince. Apparently Downing and Charlie Adam are up for grabs - anyone for either - I like Adam. Add to that Olsson from Blackburn and I'm happy. But if Dempsey goes to Sunderland I will KILL someone. Probably MoN.
koolbill
I still think Shane Long is much better than Nolan and we could get him.
koolbill
Adam on loan maybe but doubt he'd leave Anfield as a kop fan?? Benteke, yes please, Long, yes please and yes again to Martin Olsson.
holte ender 1969
Clarke Carlisle -- PFA Chaiman -- is available for nothing. He might not be Bobby Moore but he brings a lot in terms of leadership and experience that could rub off on the younger players.
VillaWillRiseAgain
Another step into the unknown......... Jordan Bowery????? http://www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/sport/chesterfield-fc/turner-bowery-move-to-villa-may-happen-1-4876463
Pride of Lions
Should have wrote Clarke Carlisle 'might not be Paul McGrath', but ho hum!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
Bent, Bennet and Benteke?????
Villan444
Don't stress if Dempsey goes to Sunderland, MON will play him at right back
AntonVilla
Cheers HE1069 - glad you agree. v444 - what point are you making?
koolbill
How about signing the Russian midfield enforcer Torabolokov??
Madirish
'Torabolokov' -- Is that a wind up?
VillaWillRiseAgain
Can people please remember I have to spell these names from memory tar! So a few more Smiths would be nice!
mike_field
vwra, we'd be nuts not to sign him up!!!
Madirish
Berbatov available for £4m ish... blimey I wish.
The Fear
@Madirish, Ha ha ha! Apparently Villa are also in for QPR starlett Barton Issa-Janker!
VillaWillRiseAgain
His cousin, Savage Issa-Janker, plays for Wrexham!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
Barton Issa-Janker is going to FC Thug isn't he??. He's got two new Bulgarian team mates, Pistov and Sentov.
Madirish
Reports suggest Dempsey is coming for 7m!?
son_of_cher
all going on folks, updating via articles this thread is now all but over!!! Will free it later.
The Fear
spurs just came in with a fresh bid for Dempsey, so hold your horses.
asherthesmasher
No chance of Dempsey comming to us hes looking for a bigger stage than we can offer at present.
Merlin128777
Sources close to Villa Park say that we are lining up a Marquee for the winter ahead
macca1087
 

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