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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.

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


is collins really that bad?
31/07/2012 10:06:00
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.
31/07/2012 10:13:00
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.
31/07/2012 10:15:00
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.
31/07/2012 10:52:00
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.
31/07/2012 10:53:00
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!
31/07/2012 10:56:00
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
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
It's all coming together quite nicely.....
Pride of Lions
31/07/2012 11:03:00
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
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