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As Expected, Jordan Bowery Signs For Villa

I only went out for an hour and of course, as soon as I went, Villa announced a signing!

www.avfc.co.uk have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old striker Jordan Bowery from Chesterfield.

What does this say about our own young strikers then?

Apparently he`s signed for an initial 500 000 and has a three year deal.

Lambert says: 'Jordan's a good player. The hunger will be there for him and he could surprise a few people. He's a good lad, he's strong and powerful. He's played over 100 games in the Football League and Cup football, so he's battle-hardened. He's one for the future but if he steps up to the plate like I think he can then I would have no hesitation in throwing him in, none whatsoever.'

Last season he played 40 games and scored 12 goals.

I apologise for the pathetic photo!!!!!!!!

Mixed reactions in the forum.

BigFatRon just posted:

Delfouneso - Age 21, Played 68, Goals 10. (In the Prem/Cups)
Bowery - Age 21, Played 82, Goals 9. (In Div 2)

(Data based on current club, source: BBC Sport)

I know us Villa fans have got into the habit of being eternally grateful for any signing whatsoever, but on this one...WHY?????

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 31 2012

Time: 1:30PM

Your Comments

PL MUST think that he will fit into the formation/one of the formations that he wants to play. Problem is if PL doesn't hang around and we've got a load of players that no-one else wants.
Villan444
Bit like Liverpool who have very very unfortunately changed managers and now have a squad of players that the new manager wants to get rid and can't therefore is skint to buy new players like Dempsey, LOL
Villan444
We its a big gamble, but he did OK at Norwich with a lot of unknowns. I'd rather take a chance on a 21 year old with promise, than Millions on someone like Owen etc. Its obvious that Villa can't attract the players we want. Build for the future and see what happens. Are we expecting to much too soon?
bakerson
Hopefully PL is able to build but these signings aren't for the here and now and it hurts seeing Villa in transition again and hoping for 10th at best (AT BEST)... Also, PL built Norwich going up league by league, different to starting the same process in the Prem where you don't get time or space ... you need experience as well as youth. The mix (transfer window is not closed yet so...) is all wrong at the moment. It wouldn't be if we could rely on Zoggy, Ireland, etc and for the ball to get to Bent and if we didn't have Gabby out, etc... we will see. Once the transfer window is closed, that will be that, I'll then support as always... at the moment I'm worried and totally underwhelmed.
The Fear
I believe this lad offers what Delfonseau, Wiemann, Drennan and Burke don't...A BIG physical presence..It is what is lacking with the senior strikers as well..hence Benteke...Only my observation..might be wrong..but we seem to lack a really big guy up front (and in midfield actually..Steve N'Zonzi please
krfeskivilla
If we can't attract Premier League players, then surely there is a market of European players which will be technically better than taking a chance on a 21 year old who will need more time than we have to get up to speed. I'm all for players who want to play for the club but we're desperately lacking experience to hold the kids together....nervous few hours ahead.
CannockVilla
i think we need to give the fella a chance... he's only just turned up!!! fek sake...
maigrait
ESPN saying we're back on with the Genk Striker, lets hope so because if Villa are relying on this guy to get us out of trouble then we're definately playing the scum next season.
leelindsay
Mmmm wish the lad well, but why did we sell James Collins (the striker - hat trick against Stoke this week?)
Gordonsleftboot
Let the man (Lambo) do his job while some of you go back to Championship manager. He gets paid to do this so will stand or fall on results, regardless of what the amateurs think of his signings. Support means just that. Welcome to the fold Jordan and good luck.
crimsondonkey
leelidsay, we ARE playing the Scum - on 30th September.
thevillaboy
hear hear crimsondonkey...never thought Id say those words today. Still a bit jealous of QPR getting MBia and Granero...either of those two would have been amazing in our light and inexperienced midfield.
zigthevilla
Firstly I would like to state that I have no issue with us making signings from the lower divisions. We have done this successfully in the past (Teale for 100k from Bournemouth, Platt for 200k from Crewe etc) But for every one of these there is always the possibility of another Gary Penrice. The reason the signings have been successful in the past is that they had experienced players to learn their craft and develop from - Teale from McGrath, Platt from Cowans and McInally. These players were also head and shoulders above most of their peers in their respective divisions and it was obvious they could make the step up. Is this the same case with the players we are signing? (Had anyone heard of Lowton before we made a bid. Did he tear up any trees in League 1? Were any other clubs giving these players serious consideration?) With the number of inexperienced lower league signings being made at the moment, where exactly are the 'experienced' older heads they are meant to be learning from??? The common consensus is that the only experienced players left at Villa are there because they have poor attitudes (N'zog, Ireland, Dunne), not good enough (Warnock, Hutton) and no one will take them off our hands. Vlaar, KEA, and Holman are new to the Prem and still learning themselves. Lambert did have success at Norwich with unknowns, but also had 3 years to get them together. He was also initially working in league 1 with a squad which still had a number of Championship players in it. Building for the future is fine and dandy but the here and now is important too.
heavy d
If that picturte is Jordan Bowery then I think I'm gay.
villan of the north
looks like cheryl nooneremembersmymaidennameanymore - was it supposed to be kt price ??
malacaxeta
Give the lad a chance please Villans, he has only had a few appearances, most of which were probably cameo subs to start with. He has what Villa lack atm with Heskey gone, a larger physical presence upfront. Lets see what happens.
Charizma
heavy d, I would say you can learn a lot from a dutchinternational in Vlaar who seems to have a great attitude. Also for a young striker, what better finisher to learn from than Bent. I would also say that the likes of Gabby, Petrov, Given can all add voices of experience whether they are in or out of the team. I think too much can be made of EPL experience. Look at Povbreniak last season, Petric, Michu, Hazard, KEA who have all looked good. Contrast that with Heskey, Bentner, Rodallega, Downing, Henderson, SWP, Joey Barton, Rob Green, Carroll who all had EPL experience but have been pretty useless
Chelt Villan
heavy d your own opinion doesn't qualify as common consensus, and as for Platty learning from McInally, really?? Totally different players, in totally different positions. Sometimes these things come off and some times they don't. I agree with you regarding the reputations but defenders rarely make the headlines Agree krfeski, I believe PL has brought this guy because he offers something different and has an ability to hold the ball up and link play. Only time will tell, he might be a total waste of money or he could be amazing.
AVbornandbred
Not impressed
We're Not Fickle
I know Platt was different to Rambo, but after starting in midfield (learning from Sid Cowans), he then ended up playing support off McInally (different player but they built a relationship up and his attitude was also top class) which got him in the England squad in time for Italia 90. I hope all of these 'bargain' buys ARE good enough and wish them all well but, when we are short of numbers and quality, what are the chances that all these players that have joined are when they seem to have escaped the established scouting networks of every other club?!? If this lad is being bought to be a physical presence he could learn more about developing that skill from Clare Balding rather than Darren Bent :-)
heavy d
2 points A manager named Ron Saunders bought a certain young 19 y.o. from scottish football for 100.000 the lad turned out to be a revelation at the time Andy Gray. 2ND POINT Fear has got it right the problem is not signing young players the problem is our older pros. are turning in sh** performances week after week Ime not watching Nzobia,Ireland Bent etc through rose tinted specs these guys are senior pros no excuses for even Bent if the teams struggling you put a shift in not wait for the sodding ball.The prima donnas need to get down off the stage and turn in an honest hard days work. Dont envy Lambert who I rate as a good manager trying to get the best out of some of these guys.
Merlin128777
 

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