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Warnock Out, Why Not Swap for Riise? Transfer Talk

Feeding off scraps I`m afraid. Even the press seem to have given up on any decent made up links!

The Daily Mail says that Fulham might move for full back Stephen Warnock who has been totally frozen out of the Villa squad despite a dire season and a number of thrashings.

In our transfer thread ( Click Here ) hanboroughvilla says there are rumours ... actually, why should I repeat it, I`ll just cut and paste, save my fingers the work!

Have just seen on BBC site that John Arne Riise has fallen out with Martin Jol at Fulham and may be released. Lots of experience ( age 32), terrific left peg. Back 4 of Lowton,Vlaar,Dunne and Arne-Riise?

So come on Villa, do a swap deal?

The Metro repeat the link to 23-year-old Toulouse midfielder Moussa Sissoko.

His contract runs out in the summer so might be available for a bargain 3m.

Future Villa manager (I hope) Martin Laursen says on ://, well first off: "People outside Villa will see me as a former player and nothing more.
But I can assure you, I am a fan of this football club. I spent five of the happiest years of my career in claret and blue and I still live and breathe the club now.

But on transfers... "I read the comments of the manager last week that he wants a strong, physical defender in the transfer window. I agree with him. I think a solid defensive addition could make a massive difference! I know I'll never play again. But when I heard the manager's comments, it really made me want to lace up my boots again. That's for sure. I'd give anything to be out there playing for Villa again and helping them. But I cannot do that. I can think about it. I have drifted back in time before. Unfortunately know it won't happen."

And here endeth today`s tortuous links!

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday January 16 2013

Time: 12:01PM

Your Comments

If we can get Moussa Sissoko iId be happy. Cant help but think that's all rubbish though.
Makes perfect sense to both teams and both players.
Laursen is an absoulute Ledge and probably my favourite ex- Villa player. He, Barry, Milner and Young are sorely missed. If Laursen hadn't have gotten injured the club would probably have reached the Champions League. Wouldn't like to see him as a Villa manager -- yet -- as you don't want too see people you respect get flak. It would be great to see him in some role at the club, though. A real football man.
I hope its true I believe he would add genuine quality... A few articles are mentioning that Houllier looked at signing him a few seasons ago but that could be an after thought from the journo trying to add some credibility...
Laursen...get yourself back at VP in a coachig role then if you want to help!
Riise would do a job next season as well and he seems like a good professional to have plus he has experience of winning things...
Sissoko link sounds promising. Another 'Vieira like' midfielder, apparently. (Are all black French central midfielders compared to Vieira?). Hope it comes to pass if he's in that mould. He looks a lot like the Marlo Stanfield character from The Wire. Hope he's as ruthless on the pitch.
Can only agree VillaWillRiseAgain my favorite Villa player of recent times Milner Young etc included and yes I believe the loss of Laursen did cost us dear. The defence could certainly use a coach of his ability right now.
I hear that Spurs are looking very seriously at Sissoko, especially if Sandro is out for some time. Ideally they were looking to get him on a free in the summer, but that could change if they can do a deal early
If a London club go in for him then that's us out the picture then . For some strange reason people prefer London to Brum
I LOVE LIONHEART!! I must be a big softy as i got emotional when reading what he said about his luv for Villa and playing again, oh if only, LionHeart is our future manager and i am counting down the days for his great day UTV!
As much as I want Moussa we could be punching above our weight I hope we arent trying to wait clubs out and move late in the window for him... IF QPR come in its probably game over...
Ditto Clive, ditto...
Pride of Lions
why dont they get a banner put up in the holte with him olof and lord mcgrath on ......
fairwater villain
Glad your the same Pride we await ''The One's'' return!, Fairwater i agree there should be a banner up of those three legends maybe someone could start a fundraising webpage and we donate to get it made? I would donate defo!
Mellberg is still playing !!! Get him back
haha. Anyone seen this?-
I know it's hard to buy players but surely it doesn't take this long???? I feel like Lambert and Lerner are sitting on their hands. Not happy. UTV
just heard from someone who works in Coleshill area not far from Bodymoor Heath that the Team haven't been in for training so far this week. If true it's no wonder they play like strangers and fade in the 2nd half of every game. I can see the benefit of having those much vaunted world class facilities. We are becoming a joke. Fear - wonder if you know anyone who can confirm???
heavy d
It means so much to me that someone like this legend cares for the club so much. It's bought a lump to my throat. Thank you Martin. I will never forget your header in front of the Holte to best Spurs or your assist for Ashley Young at Goodison. If McGrath is God you were the second coming. LEGEND.
heavyd, maybe at an overseas camp training, but then the defence have been away all season anyway so why are we now worried!! A big strong no BS defender needed definatley and another midfield creator seeing as we haven't got one. Riise is a good shout short term and will assist with experience and show Benteke how to shoot. I'm really woried about the baggies game and it could get messy, very messy. UTV 19
holte ender 1969
Riise is a foul little man, exposed in the Norwegian press for sending harassing messages to Norwegian female celebrities and for continually spitting on Carew's boots when at an international training camp, something that Carew reportedly gave him a slap for. I do not want that man anywhere near my club.
Villan Of The North
I've seen an article on that there t'interweb trying to start a movement to bring Sir Olaf of Mellberg back to VP. After his game against England last year, i'd say hell yeah!!
I would say hell yeah too! At 2nd tier club Villareal (He had to join a team with 'Villa' in the name eh, eh?) and was awesome against England last year. He would have an opinion though so that is a non starter.
heavy d

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