Bad Transfer Window All Round? Not Just Villa?
Ok, so people are getting worried about the lack of transfers for Villa.
I thought I`d look how many other clubs have done good / more business. Not many really, or not any?
There is the list of moves as below. There are some who frankly, as much as I love Villa, we couldn`t get. But who have we REALLY missed out on? I`m not bothered about Sunderland paying twice as much (?) as he is worth for Fletcher for instance, are you?
I`m worried our squad isn`t strong enough, so don`t get me wrong, I`d love to see a striker, two defenders and a midfielder added, I`d love each to be bums on seats players (well, ok, not the defenders) but I can`t see it myself and think there is a new dawn coming, players fees will slowly come down as even the biggest clubs (apart from maybe Man City, although even they aren`t spending like they have) realise they can`t afford this to continue.
Fair enough our poll shows that Villa fans are worried. Seems 'right manager, not a strong enough squad` is now the call and some are still looking for a marquee signing. We might get one, but I doubt this summer. If we are struggling come January there might be movement, next summer even more, we are - AGAIN - in transition and patience (which is wearing thin for most of us I know) is going to be needed as Paul Lambert settles in, settles us down and gets us playing as he wants to.
The poll showed the worries:
Is Our Squad Strong Enough For The Season?
Poll Date: 14 Aug 2012
Suggested By: JP Fear
Still light 66%
Nowhere near strong enough 28%
Just about with luck on injuries 5%
Just 1% think the squad is good enough. Strong results!
The transfers of note, I might have missed one or two, I`ve included the unrealistic but not done many of the lower league. Not sure much good business has been done anywhere, we`ve spent £8million ish? If we could get a couple more at least and maybe offload a few of the ones like Warnock, Dunne and Hutton, maybe it won`t have been too bad a window. But obviously, it has been a while since a really exciting entrance was done and surely the bums on seat player/s is where we now hang our hopes?
So far (23/08/2012)
Emmanuel Adebayor [Man City - Tottenham] £5m
Sebastien Bassong [Tottenham - Norwich] Undisclosed
Harry Bunn [Manchester City - Crewe] Loan
Alexander Buttner [Vitesse Arnhem - Manchester United] Undisclosed
Josh McEachran [Chelsea - Middlesbrough] Loan
Rodri [Barcelona B - Sheffield Wednesday] Loan
Conor Sammon [Wigan - Derby] Undisclosed
Alex Song [Arsenal - Barcelona] Undiscloses
Stuart Taylor [Manchester City - Reading] Free
Kevin Mirallas [Olympiakos - Everton] £6m
Jose Bosingwa [Unattached - QPR]
Robin van Persie [Arsenal - Manchester United] Undisclosed
Vurnon Anita [Ajax - Newcastle] Undisclosed
Louis Saha [Unattached - Sunderland]
Arouna Kone [Levante - Wigan] Undisclosed
Simon Cox [West Brom - Nottingham Forest] Undisclosed
Ryo Miyaichi [Arsenal - Wigan] Loan
Jack Rodwell [Everton - Manchester City] £12m
Joe Allen [Swansea - Liverpool] Undisclosed
Craig Bellamy [Liverpool - Cardiff] Free
Colin Kazim-Richards [Galatasaray - Blackburn] Loan
Michael Kightly [Wolves - Stoke] Undisclosed
Santi Cazorla [Malaga - Arsenal] Undisclosed
Joseph Yobo [Everton - Fenerbahce] Undisclosed
Benik Afobe [Arsenal - Bolton] Loan
Alberto Aquilani [Liverpool - Fiorentina] Undisclosed
Dickson Etuhu [Fulham - Blackburn] Undisclosed
Heidar Helguson [QPR - Cardiff] Undisclosed
Ivan Ramis [Real Mallorca - Wigan] Undisclosed
Curtis Good [Melbourne Heart - Newcastle United] Undisclosed
Steven Pienaar [Tottenham - Everton] £4.5m
Manuel Almunia [Arsenal - Watford] Free
Junior Hoilett [Blackburn - QPR] To be determined
Michael Turner [Sunderland - Norwich] Undisclosed
Tim Cahill [Everton - New York Red Bulls] Undisclosed
Oscar [Internacional - Chelsea] Undisclosed
Massimo Luongo [Tottenham Hotspur - Ipswich Town] Loan
Omar Elabdellaoui [Manchester City - Feyenoord] Loan
Hugo Rodallega [Wigan - Fulham] Free
Jan Vertonghen [Ajax - Tottenham] Undisclosed
Jose Manuel Flores [Genoa - Swansea] £2m
Park Ji-sung [Manchester United - QPR] £2m
Denilson [Arsenal - Sao Paulo] Loan
Salomon Kalou [Chelsea - Lille] Free
Jonathan Woodgate [Stoke - Middlesbrough] Free
Pavel Pogrebnyak [Unattached - Reading]
Steven Naismith [Rangers - Everton] Free
Gylfi Sigurdsson [Hoffenheim - Tottenham] Undisclosed
Paul Pogba [Manchester United - Juventus] Free
Leon Best [Newcastle - Blackburn] £3m
Danny Blanchett [Burton - York] Free
Fabio Da Silva [Manchester United - QPR] Loan
The full list so far... www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/transfers