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Peter Whittingham Coming Home To Villa?

I don`t usually deal in whispers but the news is very quiet and I thought this would at least make an interesting talking point!

Apparently now Cardiff City have bought Mutch, some Cardiff fans are putting 2+2 together and the whisper (one that I heard a while back to be fair) is that Peter Whittingham might be making a return to Aston Villa.

I stress, there isn`t a massive amount of substance on this, I`m not claiming a massive exclusive!!! Of course if it ends up right then I will call for the freedom of the city and want to be pulled around in a gold chariot (but to be fair, I want that anyway.. services to talking rubbish on the interweb... I`m surprised I`ve not been beheaded, ahem... I mean knighted yet. Maybe if I avoid my taxes? I feel this is a fair digression... what was the article about again?)

Whittingham was named Player of the Year at the Cardiff City Supporters' Trust annual awards ceremony in April.

He played 48 games scoring 12 league goals (and 7 cup goals)

The season before he got 11 (and 4) and the season before that was a stunner as he bagged 22 league goals (and 2 cup goals)

I remember being gutted when we sold him, I`d take him back I think! He`s developed well and we desperately need goals from midfield.

He was linked to West Ham and the bluebirds (are they the red birds now?) manager Malky Mackay said on Wales Online: 'I totally believe Peter Whittingham will be a Cardiff City player next season. He has only just signed a new contract and he has two years left on that, so I don`t expect him to be going anywhere."

Would the lure of Villa prize him away?

Would you want him?

Where did I leave my car keys?

All questions I can`t currently answer.

Wiki: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Whittingham

I`m told from (a made up) source that Peter`s favourite colour is lime and he`s always fancied glowing in the dark.

Coincidence? You decide.




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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 26 2012

Time: 10:16AM

Your Comments

Please no! Up there with Martin Carruthers and Didier Agathe as one of the worst players I've ever seen in a Villa shirt. Yes, he's OK at Chumpionship level - and long may it continue.
onlyteaminthemids
He certainly knows where the goals are. He's developed into a very useful player and I for one would welcome him back. He'd be useful slotting into LB going forward and bagging a few goals. I'm sure the lure of the Premiership and Villa could turn his head.
Pride of Lions
I think PW has developed a long way since leaving Villa. Looks very composed on the ball, has leadership qualities, good left boot. I think he'd cope fine in the Prem. Having said that, I think he'd cost too much money compared to what can be found abroad currently, particularly with the strong pound:euro ratio.
thekentvillan
Agree with those who say how much of an improved player he is plus he can take a decent free kick these days but depends on price. A lot has been said about buying overseas but lets be carefull Baloban springs to mind and Baros made his name in one euros championship and did nothing after.
Merlin128777
@ onlyteaminthemids, how old was Whittingham when he left Villa??? it has been a surprise for a few years that no Prem club has taken another chance on signing him. he has been one of the outstanding performers in the Championships for a few seasons, so why not? players do develop at different stages, as it seems that Whittingham was a slightly slow starter. also you have to consider where you are as a club and what funds that Lambert has. also Lambert has a very impressive record in picking up lower level players and seeing them prove to be a great success
oxfordspur
Can't be find a new home? How old is he now? Not the best transfer i could think of.
P.Avfc
I know, lets bring back Guy Whittingham while were at it shall we???? I know this is only an eeny weeny tiny rumour but come on........Another squad player at best. Not what we need in my ever so humble opinion. We need strong 1st teamers who are better than what we have already and I dont think he is.
GibboVilla
How much did Newcastle pay for Tiote??? Thats the kind of player we need. Is Makelele still kicking about somewhere???
GibboVilla
Whittingham is 27 and left Villa in January 07. We need a left sided player and a free kick specialist. He is much improved since he went to Cardiff, as proven during their cup runs where he didn't look out of place against premier league opposition. The price would be all important if he still has 2 yrs left on his contract, but for 3m or less, and fitting into the wage structure, why not? Had anyone heard of Anthony Pilkington before last season? PL has a habit of picking up lads who can fit his style at the right price. This return home could be a smart move all round, and I wouldn't mind at all.
madirish
Looks like it's just me any you Gibbo, fighting a lonely battle against hatred, injustice, and below par players. Whitto reminds me of Downing without the pace - ie 1 footed, no heart and no conviction. Yes PW's eventually matured into a decent Championship player. In my view though, that's the best he'll ever be. Perhaps these are the type of players we'll be linked with now and will need to get our heads around it, but will be tough to take. If it's got to be lower league stuff, would prefer to take a 1m punt on that Redmond kid at the scum, looks like he WILL be a player one day.
onlyteaminthemids
onlyteaminthemids, I understand what you are saying about below par players, but PL gets the best out of so called lesser players in a certain style of play. If Whittingham has no heart or conviction, PL won't take him and this will all just be another rumour. Downing, by the way, has looked like a championship player all season, with no heart or conviction either, so there you go.
madirish
I approve of this. Your living in a fantasy world if you think we're going to be able to attract better. He has shown he is quality against Prem sides for Cardiff. Yes its gamble, but one worth taking. We should never had sold him the 1st place. He's got one of the best left foots in English football, something we are lacking. And he'll get Aston Villa, he knows us. Not some mercenary foreign who's just see's us as a stepping stone to the big clubs.
Jaymo_UTV
27, coming into his peak, always looked a good prospect to me, was really disappointed when he was sold. Think, if this is what Lambert wants, it would be a good move myself.
The Fear
he did well first time round for a while and then went of the boil and was sold. He has improved alot since then and at the right price he'd be a good addition.
AVbornandbred
I got all excited thinking, for some reason, it was Guy Whittingham! Remember him? Scored at Highbury in a great 2-1 Villa win. Bosnich saved a Wright penalty.
olofthegreat
Yeah, we got him from Pompey didn't we? Flopped really and was rude to my mom once...! LOL
The Fear
Haha it's not an exclusive as I told u! But u just don't know. He consistently gets 20 goals a season.... Even if he got 6/7 for us he'd be doing ok and has matured as a player.... I'd consider him.
leelindsay
I know its not the thread but just seen another ex player has refused a contract with the new Rangers Steven Davis he won player of the year with us then was sold next season.
Merlin128777
 

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