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More Good News... NO Grant Holt!

Norwich City have confirmed that 31-year-old Grant Holt has signed a new three year deal with the Canaries.

Villa and West Ham had been linked. The Hammers had a couple of bids turned down. I very much doubt that Villa approached, not the sort of end of the market we are looking at is it? 31 years old and over 6million? No thanks!

Talksport are saying he rejected the advances of both West Ham and Villa but I can only see evidence of one of those clubs bidding and it wasn`t us!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday July 3 2012

Time: 5:00PM

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Couldn't care less, never wanted him.
DMVillain94
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03/07/2012 17:15:00

If he'd been cheap, it might have made sense but no, not an exciting signing !
The Fear
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03/07/2012 17:17:00

As I said when it was first muted a 6m transfer, 2m a year in wages, signing on fees, agents fees etc he would have cost in excess of 15m. He is getting older, and slowerand we wouldn't have got a penny back at the end of the contract. I am sure there are better ways of spending 15m.
voiceoftheholte
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03/07/2012 17:40:00

Signing Holt would have been about as useful as useful as sticking a couple of red hot chilli's up a dead mules arse and telling it to canter!!!!
VillaWillRiseAgain
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03/07/2012 17:43:00

Good news. Lambert said in his press conference that, "things move on" and I don't think we bid for him, unlike the Caramel signing there were no quotes from anyone, just lazy journalistic hack nonsense. So I'm pleased it's now nipped in the bud. Next!
Sheriff Kimbo
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03/07/2012 17:45:00

couldnt agree more with all of the above!
revolutionatlast
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03/07/2012 18:52:00

I might be proved wrong but I would suggest that Grant Holt may prove to be a one season "wonder" in the Premiership. May be cynical but far be it for me to suggest his agent encouraged him to slap the transfer request in to strengthen the bargaining position for a pay rise.
Fatloser
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03/07/2012 20:45:00

Good player if you wanted a punt at a 1m or 2m for a 31 yr old. But not really the direction I think we want to go in. I'm still looking forward to see Gabby play under Lambert. I think he needs the right manager, to be played properly down the middle and use his pace against the last defender. With that kind of pace defences will struggle to play high lines against us and could allow us a but of valuable room to play a bit of passing football in midfield. Got a funny feeling this year will be a good one for Gabby.
Matt B
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03/07/2012 21:01:00

Just look at Holt's face - he's not cool enough for Villa.
thekentvillan
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03/07/2012 21:09:00

Thekentvillan: have u seen gabbys face???!!!
koolbill
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03/07/2012 22:30:00

Great news, we are a bigger club and need to look elsewhere for better future options
AdzVilla11
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03/07/2012 23:29:00

I think he could have done a job for us. Big, comfortable on the ball, uses the space well and scored some choice goals last season against the likes of Chelsea, United and Liverpool. Unfortunately, at 31, it's all come a bit too late for him. If it had been a case of being a free agent at the end of last season, I'd guess even a few tier 1 clubs would have taken a punt on him. If we can find a younger version as a foil for Bent, that would be ideal IMHO.
Rawlie
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04/07/2012 01:33:00

Spot on Fatloser.
Rowley Villa
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04/07/2012 08:16:00

Few on the Vital Villa facebook disagreed with my title and said it wasn't good news at all. I accept what they say, he's been a success at all levels etc but for me, I want to see us build for the future UNLESS there is an absolute gem of an older player out there who would light up the pitch (as in the Merson type signing) and would love to see an end to the waste of many many millions with players leaving on a free. We aren't rich enough to waste that money anymore and that is a good thing in my humble.
The Fear
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04/07/2012 13:06:00

so not only is he fat and a loser, but he is also spotty? Life really sucks for fatloser eh?! ;o)
The Fear
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04/07/2012 13:06:00

I think the age thing is a moot point. Pirlo is 33, you wouldn't turn him down for 6mil eh?! However, I could see after only 1 decent season in the Prem, we could have been lumbered with another Michael Ricketts or Andy Carroll.
Francobaresi13
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04/07/2012 13:37:00

No, difference in class though to be fair, if there was an older one to light up the pitch (as I said above) then fine, bums on seats, merchandise, excitement etc. But we do need to build a core to take us forward and add value at Villa, not keep buying old and them leaving for nothing.
The Fear
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04/07/2012 13:51:00

Baresi, you beat me to it regaring Pirlo. Giggs, Scholes, Drogba, Klose and a few others can still do the business in their thirties. Reasonable to say that Holt isn't in that class.
VillaWillRiseAgain
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04/07/2012 15:17:00

 

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