Vital Football

Latest Aston Villa News

Darren Bent After Striker Competition!?

Darren Bent After Striker Competition!?

Bit of a strange on this.

Is Darren Bent saying that Villa need to spend and bring in more strikers or is he just answering a press man asking what he thinks of the players we`ve been linked to?

Bent green close up

Usually a player will say it is up to the manager and leave it at that, but Bent told Sky Sports that he would welcome the competition.

He points out 'We've still got some fantastic strikers at the club. Gabby is injured, Weimann came in did and really well, Nathan Delfouneso looks like he's ready to peak and it's his time."

But adds if Paul Lambert does bring anyone else in, it will only go to help AVFC.

Bent green

'Defoe is a top international striker. He's a great finisher, he can score goals and make goals for himself. He'd be a fantastic addition. I've played with Kenywyne Jones before and he's a fantastic striker on his day. He's up there with the best of them. If we can get any of them two as well, it's going to be a welcome addition to the football club. I've played with both as well, that always helps. So I'm sure the manager has got someone in mind.'

For me Defoe would be fantastic, BUT he isn`t available now is he? Spurs seem to be using him, if Appy Arry had stayed we might have been able to grab him but not now?

bent wallpaper

Striker links so far....

My info says we`ve never at any point been interested in Andy Carroll:

Andy Carroll from Liverpool: Lambert Admits He'd Like England Striker
Andy Caroll not available on loan: Ooh Ahh Ron Vlaar?! + Andy Carroll Update
NO To Owen. NO To Carroll. Bye Bye Collins!

Newcastle`s Danny Simpson: Click Here James Nursey on twitter: ‏@JamesNursey other #AVFC goss, is forget any chat of Villa signing Danny Simpson from #NUFC. It's rubbish. Lowton will be Villa's right back

31 year old Norwich striker Grant Holt: Click Here
Grant Holt again: Allan Evans Says Yes To Holte But KEEP Bent! and... Holt would cost £6million: Click Here and again Click Here
. Maybe not Holt: Lambert Looking For 5 Players With £20m Funds?

23-year-old Senegal striker Ibrahima Balde: Click Here

Burnley striker Jay Rodriguez: Click Here

Stoke striker Kenwyne Jones: Kenwyne Jones Interesting Villa?

Michael Owen: The Obligatory Annual Michael Owen To Villa Link! Lambert has said no: NO To Owen. NO To Carroll. Bye Bye Collins!

Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak: Click Here and Russian Striker Linked Again + Bordeaux Striker! Went to Reading

Wolves striker Steven Fletcher linked: Click Here
No bid for Steven Fletcher: Aston Villa TRANSFER Talk Hots Up!

Bordeaux striker Yoan Gouffran: Russian Striker Linked Again + Bordeaux Striker!

Win FREE pizza with Vital Football!
Select your team and get 50% off if they score twice.
www.papajohns.co.uk/football



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

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 22 2012
Time: 9:40AM

Best of Vital Network

Comments

0
IF, being the opertive word............
Pride of Lions
22/08/2012 10:35:00
0
Should be working together, not competing against Darren. Not sure that Jones and Defoe would welcome playing with him as much as he says he would with them...
Villan444
22/08/2012 10:42:00
0
Spurs have signed big Addy from Man.City and are chasing two other strikers according to bbc gossip so Defoe could be available not sure it would work with Bent too much like Gabby for me. Difficult to buy a decent striker in this market most are well overpriced.
Merlin128777
22/08/2012 11:21:00
0
Jones would be a better fit but Lambert will need to sort his head out to make it work
AdzVilla11
22/08/2012 11:24:00
0
It's probably more likely that we'll replace Bent with Jones and Defoe.
son_of_cher
22/08/2012 11:35:00
0
I think Spurs have been using Defoe simply through lack of choice, but then he has been scoring, so it's hard to say! But they've signed Adebayor now, and considering their strength comes from midfield, they might not be able to guarantee both of them starting places!
callum_ws
22/08/2012 11:48:00
0
V444...have you checked the signing session link...the one with one comment...;-)
koolbill
22/08/2012 11:59:00
0
LOL bill, I hadn't until now. I didn't think that you'd be allowed to get that close to Bent with the restraining order and all ;-D
Villan444
22/08/2012 12:24:00
0
QPR are in for Defoe this afternoon - surely Defoe and Dawson would have been ideal signings for us? Clark is a good player and great prospect, but we have a definite lack of cover (and experience) at CB, while I would have thought a move for Defoe would have been a no-brainer? Maybe we really don't have a pot to ***** in, however much Randy sold the Browns for? If no one comes in, surely we have to play Weimann AND DB - one up front (if it's DB) just doesn't work for us.
JuanPabloAngel
22/08/2012 14:12:00
0
Darren Bent doesn't work up front JPA Full Stop. Every team that he's played for, he's scored a few goals, BUT NO-ONE ELSE HAS in the whole team. He's never played for a successful team. Defoe and Dawson would never leave the Capital either. Dawson is the most overrated player in Prem history (bar DB9.)
Villan444
22/08/2012 16:51:00
Page 1/2
  1. 1
  2. 2

Login to post a comment

Recent Aston Villa Articles

HK - Abdo & McKirdy Talk Soccer 7's Trophy

Khalid Abdo and Harry McKirdy have both been giving their thoughts on Aston Villa's Hong Kong Soccer Sevens success last weekend.

Grealish Bags Brace On Full England U21 Debut

Youngster Jack Grealish made his England Under 21 debut in their last game against Portugal, and tonight he went one better on his full debut against Guinea.

Clark Linked To West Brom - Okore On The Future

Republic of Ireland centre half Ciaran Clark is again being linked with a move to West Bromwich Albion, and Jores Okore has been speaking about his future.

HK - Petty Delighted With Soccer Sevens Win

Coach Ben Petty has hailed the attitude of the youngsters who lifted the Hong Kong Soccer Sevens at the weekend.

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)

David Moyes would be:
Suggested By: JP Fear
A great appointment75%
A good appointment but I'd prefer a.n.other10%
Average appointment1%
No thanks appointment14%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
C Leicester City 38 23 12 3 81 32
2 Arsenal 38 20 11 7 71 29
3 Spurs 38 19 13 6 70 34
4 Man City 38 19 9 10 66 30
5 Man Utd 38 19 9 10 66 14
6 Southampton 38 18 9 11 63 18
7 West Ham 38 16 14 8 62 14
8 Liverpool 38 16 12 10 60 13
9 Stoke 38 14 9 15 51 -14
10 Chelsea 38 12 14 12 50 6
11 Everton 38 11 14 13 47 4
12 Swansea 38 12 11 15 47 -10
13 Watford 38 12 9 17 45 -10
14 WBA 38 10 13 15 43 -14
15 Crystal Palace 38 11 9 18 42 -12
16 AFC Bournemouth 38 11 9 18 42 -22
17 Sunderland 38 9 12 17 39 -14
R Newcastle 38 9 10 19 37 -21
R Norwich 38 9 7 22 34 -28
R Aston Villa 38 3 8 27 17 -49
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
F1 teams cover good mileage in test
Latest Vital Boxing News
Makabu Threatens to Knock Bellew Out
Vital Football Comment

Recent Aston Villa Results (view all)

Aston Villa Fixtures (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Pride of Lions758
2.The Fear415
3.kefkat300
4.sirdennis270
5.Lerner Out!245
6.Fulford225
7.glensider205
8.JuanPabloAngel177
9.DeanoVilla152
10.Thomas Holte144
Write for Vital Football