Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Vlaar In... Collins To West Ham

Vlaar In... Collins To West Ham

As expected, with the hopeful arrival of Ron Vlaar Villa will now move on James Collins.

It appears from press talk that Collins is going back to West Ham and is due in London today for talks with the Hammers. So, he could be facing us on the first day of the season!

The Times midlands correspondent Peter Lansley on twitter said:

@LansleyTimes Expect #WHU to confirm they've agreed a deal for #AVFC's James Collins shortly

Ron Vlaar meanwhile, according to a twitter from Mirror report James Nursey, is having the second part of his medical today and as I have said, official confirmation could be made by Thursday of the signing.

Summer transfer forum thread: Click Here




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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Tuesday July 31 2012
Time: 9:55AM

Comments

0
is collins really that bad?
black_villian
31/07/2012 10:06:00
0
I don't think Collins is bad, bad. He's just not good enough. He doesn't have the skills that PL is looking for. If he's on big wages and PL will only use him as a reserve squad player, best he moves on. We need a ball winning centre-half with some composure and short-ball skills.
Lee282
31/07/2012 10:13:00
0
Not that bad, but not that good either. Distribution is pretty woeful, except for the occasional 40yd pass that finds its mark. Has blotted his copy book badly twice, as a senior pro he should have set a better example. Glad to see the back of him. Dunny next through the exit door please, complete waste of money.
2big4seatswannastand
31/07/2012 10:15:00
0
Collins is the best of the experience centre halves at the club in my opinion. His distribution gets slated but he's better at distributing the ball than either Dunne or Cuellar (obviously now gone) and showed real promise when he first arrived. Hope Dunne follows him rapidly out of the exit door in fact can't we just make it a buy one get one free offer.
AVbornandbred
31/07/2012 10:52:00
0
surey there must be some serious medical concerns over Vlaar for the process to be this lengthy. Normally the medicals etc are done in a day not four.
AVbornandbred
31/07/2012 10:53:00
0
According to Wikipedia Vlaar plays for villa and Collins for Wet Spam. Collins isn't a bad player but he's from an old era. Lambert will want his own men in and get rid of high wage players with bad attitudes!
Lions82
31/07/2012 10:56:00
0
it isn't four days, he was only over yesterday for the medical. They aren't expecting the deal to be announced officially until Thursday but that is probably just as much legal etc stuff.
The Fear
31/07/2012 10:58:00
0
and sometimes off field stuff is just as important as on field and that is why some players exit.
The Fear
31/07/2012 10:58:00
0
It's all coming together quite nicely.....
Pride of Lions
31/07/2012 11:03:00
0
Collins was great for throwing his body on the line, and all that sort of hero stuff but after all that he would hoof the ball back to the opposition and he'd have to do it all over again. Maybe he meant it. I would go for Clark and Vlaar as the back 2, but would like to see Dunne kept anyway, as I can't imagine Vlaar is going to go the season uninjured, and we would be left without any experience.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
31/07/2012 11:05:00
Page 1/3
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

Aston Villa v Bristol City - Follow On Twitter

Aston Villa are at Villa Park with Bristol City the visitors today, this will be a 7:45pm kick-off.

Bruce Looking To Kick On

Manager Steve Bruce has called on the Villa players to kick on against Bristol City later this evening following our victory over Derby County at the weekend.

Lansbury - We're Working Hard

January signing Henri Lansbury has said that the players have been working hard to turn around our form following victory over Derby County at the weekend.

Chester In Team Of The Week (28/2/17)

Aston Villa are represented in the latest Football League team of the week that has been selected after this week's action.

Archived Vital Villa Articles

Vital Villa articles from

Site Journalists

J P Fear
Editor email
Profile
Mike Field
Editor email
Profile
Steve Wade
no email
Profile
Villa_Grizzly
no email
Profile
Turkish Penguin
no email
Profile
Glensider
no email
Profile
Chris Heath
no email
Profile
M Calucar
no email
Profile
JuanPablo Angel
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Aston Villa v Bristol City will:
Suggested By: Mystic Mug
Win69%
Lose18%
Draw13%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Brighton 33 21 8 4 71 31
2 Newcastle 33 22 4 7 70 37
3 Huddersfield 33 20 5 8 65 8
4 Leeds Utd 34 19 4 11 61 12
5 Reading 34 18 6 10 60 2
6 Sheff Wed 34 17 7 10 58 9
7 Fulham 33 14 11 8 53 17
8 Norwich 34 15 7 12 52 11
9 Preston 34 14 10 10 52 5
10 Barnsley 34 14 8 12 50 4
11 Derby County 33 13 9 11 48 6
12 Cardiff 34 13 7 14 46 -2
13 Brentford 33 12 7 14 43 2
14 Birmingham 34 11 10 13 43 -13
15 Ipswich 34 10 12 12 42 -7
16 Q.P.R. 34 11 7 16 40 -11
17 Aston Villa 33 9 12 12 39 -7
18 Forest 34 10 7 17 37 -12
19 Burton 34 9 9 16 36 -13
20 Wolves 32 9 8 15 35 -5
21 Bristol City 33 9 6 18 33 -6
22 Wigan 34 7 10 17 31 -10
23 Blackburn 32 7 9 16 30 -13
24 Rotherham 34 4 5 25 17 -45
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Bottas sees Hamilton as great challenge
Latest Vital Boxing News
Press Conference – Haye Loses the Plot?
Write for Vital Football

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Feb 28 2017 7:45PM : Bristol City (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 4 2017 3:00PM : Rotherham United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 7 2017 7:45PM : Huddersfield Town (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : Sheffield Wednesday (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Mar 18 2017 3:00PM : Wigan Athletic (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Norwich City (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.The Fear491
2.JuanPabloAngel416
3.sirdennis389
4.Silhillvilla262
5.Fulford230
6.Melon Donkey223
7.villasince67205
8.Villan57172
9.McParlandTheGreat163
10.kefkat161
The Vital Football Members League