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Villa Squad To Be Shaken Up - Players To Leave

Villa Squad To Be Shaken Up - Players To Leave

So, along with the talk of arrivals, Lambert Looking For 5 Players With £20m Funds? it looks (obviously) like Villa will shake things up a little bit and get rid of some players.

The good thing about this managerial appointment is he has a full summer to assess and look at what he wants to do. Should help end the tailspin we were put in to following the rush departure of MON.

We`ve been discussing who you`d let go for a while in the forum along with a forum poll (feel free to vote !)

Which of these players would you KEEP?

Charles N'Zogbia 165 Votes - [23.44%]
Barry Bannan 146 Votes - [20.74%]
Fabian Delph 120 Votes - [17.05%]
Richard Dunne 83 Votes - [11.79%]
Nathan Delfouneso 46 Votes - [6.53%]
Stephen Warnock 43 Votes - [6.11%]
James Collins 34 Votes - [4.83%]
Happy to see most go 29 Votes - [4.12%]
None, sell them all 21 Votes - [2.98%]
Alan Hutton 17 Votes - [2.41%]

John Wragg has a report at that says Alan Hutton, Stephen Warnock, James Collins, Fabian Delph and Stephen Ireland could all be players under pressure to exit.

Happy with those? I`d keep Ireland I must admit, the others can go!!

Remember, this is press talk, not names put out there by Paul Lambert.

John Wragg also says others that Lambert will have to assess are Charles N`Zogbia and young players Barry Bannan and Marc Albrighton.

Interestingly, exiled (well, he was loaned anyway) Jean Makoun II could well be given a second chance. He has returned from his loan at Olympiakos where he apparently did well.

Wragg adds Lambert also wants full-backs, central defenders and central midfield players. He will assess the squad when they report back for training on July 5.

Good, just what we need, a proper shake up and bring in players who realise the honour it is to be at a club like Villa.

Lambert said: 'Once I get my feet under the table I can start to look at what's going on and dig a bit deeper. I am really looking forward to it. There is a good feeling around the place and it's up to me to try and keep that. As long as we give it a go that's all we can ask. I will do everything I can to make this club successful.'

Which if any would you KEEP?
Poll Date: 01 Jun 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

Charles N'Zogbia 49%
Barry Bannan 17%
None, sell them all/most 13%
Stephen Warnock 6%
Richard Dunne 5%
Fabian Delph 5%
James Collins 2%
Nathan Delfouneso 2%
Alan Hutton 1%

Pretty sure Gabby will stay unless he asks to move himself, but who knows?

Would you sell Gabby Agbonlahor?
Poll Date: 03 Jun 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear

Under no circumstances 37%
Yes, for £6m or over 32%
Yes, for £10m or over 23%
Only if he put in transfer request or wanted to go 7%
Unsure 1%

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday June 7 2012
Time: 12:00PM


If no squad assessment until after July 5th then I'd anticipate a MON-esque deadline window buy-sell scenario. Lamby doesn't have much choice though with a new squad to assess.
07/06/2012 12:33:00
I think we all know Ireland won't be going so I think that was written for a bit of banter, if I must say.
Avfc94 we do
07/06/2012 12:40:00
Ireland has to stay.
Adam Deuce
07/06/2012 12:47:00
Hutton should stay as captain
07/06/2012 12:51:00
surprised you didn`t get your blade out for Dunne ,,Mr Fear ....he`ll prove what a good defender he is over the next few weeks ,,,,,,,so hard there`s a smell of concrete off him !!!
paul muldrew
07/06/2012 12:58:00
Makoun HAS to be given a second chance. His experience would add so much to our midfield while Stan sits out.
07/06/2012 13:18:00
I would pick up Michael Owen for free!
07/06/2012 13:25:00
There is no doubting how good he can be, when he wants to be, paul.
07/06/2012 13:35:00
No other club would take on Ireland's wage bill
07/06/2012 13:59:00
Hutton for captain? Gets my vote. That is at Falkland Islands F.C., isn't it?
07/06/2012 14:02:00
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