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Villa Linked With Danny Graham?

Talksport are suggesting that Paul Lambert will use most of his available funds on a 12million bid for Swansea's Danny Graham.

The 27 year old striker is also being linked with Reading and Sunderland this window, and of course the link is made that we don't score enough goals.

The major interest for me seems to be that if Lambert will spend most of his funds ie 12million, then what happened to all the know-how saying he only had 10million?


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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday January 7 2013

Time: 6:26PM

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I'm pretty sure that even if we are targeting Graham, not a chance in hell would we pay anything like 12m. I'd be gutted to pay any more than about a third I'd that!
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07/01/2013 18:30:00

Mike forget the debate on is it 10 million or 12million the simple fact is IF this story has any credit and substance to it im going to cry myself into a deep deep sleep and will only awake when this nightmare is over and i ain;t feckin jokin dude, NO WAY is Graham worth 12 million hey i wouldn't spen a million on him, he misses sitter after sitter thats why Laudrup dropped him to the bench, he can'r score in a team that create chance after chance where we do not create many at all! (RANT OVER)!
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07/01/2013 18:31:00

Second what Clive has said. 12M when you have Bent on the Bench and only paid 6.5 for Benteke. Prefer it if they'd spend 12m on a couple of midfielders.
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07/01/2013 18:38:00

Just they player we need. (When ready this please use a heavily sarcastic tone of voice).
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07/01/2013 18:41:00

If we blow 12m on Graham we mayaswell pack up now and surrender to the championships. Having a -24 goal difference and going for a Striker who is no better than what we have got doesn't make sense...spend it on a defender, waste of money and time. I expect it to be talk sport *********.
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07/01/2013 18:46:00

12m!!!!! You lot know how to waste cash!
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07/01/2013 18:57:00

Think all our money needs to go on defenders and midfielders if we keep Bent and I really hope we do(still the best finisher at the club) I think the forward line is good. We also have two great keepers. What we need is a center back, left back and a quality midfielder who can create chances. I believe we have the forwards already they just need the chances. UTV
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07/01/2013 19:07:00

forget strikers. we have bent, gabby, bentekke and an in form wiemann. that strike force is good...... we need midfielders. spend the doe on midfield. van persie wouldnt score in our team cus we wouldnt be able to get the ball to him. our midfield is a joke. no width. no creativity. no drive. no heart. nothing. westwood being the only shining light.
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07/01/2013 19:24:00

Seek solace in 2 facts... one its from talksport and .... two, how many media outlets foresaw any of PL's summer signing before they happened ....let alone how much we were prepared to pay... Danny Graham is a decent striker adjusted to the Prem but 3m at most
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07/01/2013 19:45:00

Boring, boring Talksport. Midfield please. Desperately need a General, nothing more.
Windy Villain
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07/01/2013 19:46:00

I think this is a case where we need to not overreact as fans... When you read a mickey mouse piece like this you need to step back and take a breath and use your own common sense... I am 100% certain we wont sign a CF unless some wonderkid is available... 12m is a laughable, the fact we are linked with a striker is a joke and even more so considering who it is...
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07/01/2013 19:48:00

No way We need a midfield general, centre half, left back and a winger who can beat the last man! The price quoted is a joke.
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07/01/2013 19:57:00

Again, couldn't care less about actual transfer figures nowadays. They mean nothing. Someone else's money. All we should be discussing is whether Graham is good enough for Villa. He was excellent at Watford, he also seems to score when he plays for Swansea...but I don't think he'll get a game due to Weimann & Bentekkers. However, it's quite possible that Bent is off so in that case why not?
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07/01/2013 20:06:00

What a load of *****, never going to happen!! Paper talk boys, we have 3 better strikers already here and where ever Graham goes it won't be for 12mil! haha
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07/01/2013 20:11:00

completely agree with colavfc- westwood aside, our midfield is like a post apocalyptic wasteland. no graham, just a new midfield and a centre half
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07/01/2013 20:12:00

FFS, we need another striker like i need an extra hole in my head
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07/01/2013 20:21:00

Talk Sport don't like the Villa and are just throwing out some weak bit of gossip. We do know that Lerner loves what Lambert is doing and feels confident to give him the money he needs knowing he will use it well. Thus, there is no way he will spend 12 Million of Danny Graham. Give us strength.
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07/01/2013 21:18:00

He didn't score that many last year when Swansea were flying (13-14?). For comparison just think about this - Harewood scored more in his first year in the Prem for West Ham! When Brendan Rodgers joined Liverpool they were crying out for forwards. Did he go back? No. Instead he squirted 12million on Borini (who? exactly!). Says it all really. Honest player but not good enough unless he is a squad player for about 8million less. Thankfully this is only Talksport, but I remember them mentioning Darren Bent before it was anounced. Hmmmm. Think I may need to have a little cry. Defence and Midfield reinforcements, and not South Wales' answer to Heskey please!UTV!
heavy d
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07/01/2013 21:19:00

The one position where we are ok is strikers, Benteke, Bent, Wieman, our problems lay elsewhere. The laziest of lazy journalism.
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07/01/2013 21:32:00

12m........YOU ARE HAVING A LAUGH. We could buy a top drawer German striker or midfielder for that much!!! Weak journalism. 6m tops!!!
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07/01/2013 22:35:00

Someone is having a giraffe.
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07/01/2013 22:55:00

Why doe3s Bet365 always pop up when I open another screen on Vital Villa, its rather annoying.
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07/01/2013 22:59:00

If Graham is 12 million then he must be better Demba Ba, who Chelsea wanted and signed for about 8 million. We are going to win the champions league before we even enter it at this speed, lads.
Avfc94 we do
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08/01/2013 02:20:00

Definately better than our 4th "striker" Agbonlahor, but I certainly wouldn't pay 12m for him. 5m max.
Pride of Lions
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08/01/2013 02:42:00

I get that from time to time too HKPhooey..... damn iritating....
Pride of Lions
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08/01/2013 02:44:00

2m max!! Like everyone said we need too midfielders in, one creative and one general, and an experienced defender or two! Talksport are awful though so this gossip doesn't worry me.
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08/01/2013 10:27:00

Dont care how much he is we dont need him even if hes free. We do not have 2 midfielders who can defend or attack why the hell do we need a player who misses sitters?. One saving grace is that MON is after him. Get a midfielder who can pass the bloody ball and another to hold.
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08/01/2013 11:29:00

Spend it on Lampard a midfielder who scores 20 a season ( says he dreaming).
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08/01/2013 13:54:00

Agree with HKPooey why is bet 365 popping up, when will people in advertising learn, I would never spend any money on site thats been forced on me.
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09/01/2013 08:34:00


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