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Warnock Exit Now + Two Strikers Out In Summer?

Not one link inward, looks like the press have given up trying to guess.

However two links out.

The Guardian say that Villa will cut their losses and allow Stephen Warnock to leave on a free to West Ham.

We paid £7million for him from Blackburn in the 2009/10 season. He`s not been given a chance with the new manager, dropped to train with the kids. There might be behind the scenes reasons for this, if not, I can`t see why he wasn`t at least on the bench, not as if we have done any good this season and he does have top level international experience. He also did fairly well in midfield towards the end of last season which helped us stay up? He was a good player for us at one point, he then lost his way, but if Lambert is in the same mould as O`Neill (who Warnock did well under) then ....?

Anyway, that is what the report says. Best get the wages off our list if he isn`t being used.

Matt Law at The Mirror says that Christian Benteke is being eyed up by Tottenham, Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester City.

Makes sense, especially if we go down. He won`t feel he owes us any loyalty and won`t want to be in the Championship you wouldn`t think.

The report also says that Darren Bent is likely to leave in the summer.

Villa are apparently keeping an eye on Watford 24-year-old striker Troy Deeney.

Happy days.

January transfer window thread: Click Here

So Far We Have:


Porto defender Abdoulaye Ba (link from a gossip type site so not done an article on the link!)

23-year-old Icelandic striker Alfred Finnbogason : Click Here

Brazilian being looked at: Click Here

Charlton midfielder Bradley Pritchard : Click Here

Burnley striker Charlie Austin: Click Here

Linked to Inter Milan winger Philippe Coutinho. And now ruled out: Coutinho Link Scrubbed

Talksport are suggesting that Paul Lambert will use most of his available funds on a £12million bid for Swansea's Danny Graham. See: Villa Linked With Danny Graham?

29-year-old Ghana midfielder Derek Boateng: Villa Looking At Experience In Jan? Transfer Talk and again: Click Here

German goalie Felix Wiedwald: Click Here

Roma`s 17-year-old Serbian starlet Filip JankovicTransfer Speculation Starts To Hot Up

Bologna's Frederik Sorensen: Click Here 20-year-old Danish defender Frederik Sorenson : Click Here

Fredrik Jonsson: Click Here

Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray : Click Here

Harry Forrester back: Click Here

James Chester from Hull: Lambert Talks About January Plans

Millwall`s 23-year-old creative midfielder James Henry : Click Here

Manchester City`s Swedish striker John Guidetti on loan: Click Here

23-year-old American international Jozy Altidore from AZ Alkmaar: Click Here

Joleon Lescott linked a good few times. No go: Click Here

17-year-old striker Jeroen Lumu : See: Click Here

Crewe midfielder Luke Murphy: Villa Looking To Raid Crewe Again?

24-year old ASNL midfielder Lossémy Karaboué (Article on l`equipe was too brief to do an article on)

Lazio defender Luis Cavanda Click Here

France U21 left-back Massadio Haidara: Click Here

Hannover 96 striker Mame Biram Diouf: Click Here

27 year old winger Modou Sougou from FC Cluj: Click Here

23-year-old Saint-Etienne striker Pierre Aubameyang: Click Here

F.C. Internazionale Milano midfielder Philippe Coutinho : Click Here

Osasuna`s 6ft 4inch defensive midfielder Raoul Loe: Click Here

21-year-old Maribor striker Robert Beric. See: Click Here

Scott Sinclair on loan: Click Here

Stewart Downing back as part of a deal for Liverpool to get Bent: Aston Villa Press Transfer Talk Round-Up

Norwich striker Steve Morison: Welsh Striker Linked - AVFC Press Transfer Talk

Leeds United`s 22-year-old defender Tom Lees: Click Here

Bordeaux midfielder Yoan Gouffran: Click Here


Alan Hutton to Real Mallorca: Click Here

Darren Bent to QPR or Liverpool: Click Here and again: Bent's Time Up At Villa?

Darren Bent to Fulham: Bent Shows Top Class + Linked To Fulham

Darren Bent loan to Liverpool: Click Here and again to QPR: QPR's Arry Ready To Take Bent? Would You Sell Him? And Bent up for sale for £18m: Bent Put Up For Sale?

Richard Dunne to the New York Red Bulls. Also linked to QPR: Click Here

Shay Given going nowhere: Click Here

Stephen Warnock to West Ham: Click Here

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Writer: J P Fear Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday January 27 2013

Time: 11:28AM

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I've been waiting and waiting, not for big signings but a Cm with a rating of 7/10. I'd be happy with a 6. I'd be happy with Reo Coker. Just someone - anyone that well bring confidence and leadership to the team. We get out muscled and out jumped. We would get crucified away from home in the championship against teams with the height and power of Stoke. Good job we don't have to play them 10 times away.
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27/01/2013 12:01:00

I for one am happy he's gone
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27/01/2013 12:10:00

Bent , Benteke to go in the summer ???? just when will the revolving door of players and managers be shut once and for all. Any player who shows potential or promise immediately gets linked with a move away, no wonder we don't progress.
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27/01/2013 12:41:00

I wouldn't call it a revolving door Eddy1..... more like a Fire Exit!
Pride of Lions
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27/01/2013 13:09:00

I have officially had enough.
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27/01/2013 13:16:00

Yes, let one of our only experienced defenders go for nothing, buy nobody, and sell our 2 international strikers in the summer. So which is worth more, the new TV deal or the relegation parachute payment? I would have thought the new TV deal, but obviously it's the parachute payment seeing how Randy Lerner is doing his best to get us relegated.
Stephen Jay Hawkings
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27/01/2013 13:17:00

This is starting to feel like the club is being dismantled. To be scrapped and sold for junk....
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27/01/2013 13:18:00

Disgraceful all round. Warnock always gave 100%. The way successive managers have bought and benched players, it's a wonder why anyone comes to the Villa.
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27/01/2013 13:32:00

We might be selling are to best strikers, but don't worry lads! We're going to replace them with some no mark from League One. It's not like Lambert's policy of signing substadard lower league players with no Prem experience has failed before, so no doubt we'll be shooting up the table any day soon. Champions League here we come!
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27/01/2013 13:40:00

Warnock was abysmal per season away to forest... He did well for a good while but showed no sign of turning his form around last year.. So best of luck to him wherever he goes... However we do need 2 midfielders... Wud love to see us with a central midfielder who always wants the ball no matter the outcome because our cms all look scared of the ball at present... Also malouda would be a good shout to add some experience If he has stayed fit on Chelsea's bench...
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27/01/2013 13:50:00

Why don't we just become a netball team?
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27/01/2013 15:07:00

Thank You Randy PF and Lambert for letting us see players leave and bring nothing in to replace them with oh the joy's great job lads!!! Erm is Randy Lerner a Blue Nose??
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27/01/2013 15:12:00

Lambert shouldn't be allowed to sell or buy anyone, the man is clueless.
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27/01/2013 15:20:00

Thats £42k a week off the wage bill or £2,184,000 a year off the wage bill whichever way you look at it. Every little helps. UTV
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27/01/2013 15:47:00

Helps lerner's bank balance Milan!!!
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27/01/2013 15:54:00

Looking at is dispassionately, the gang of crooks who robbed Rover during its last days couldn't have done a better job of stripping Villa of anything worth having.
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27/01/2013 16:01:00

Might get myself down the bookies tomorrow, i think we are doing a Portsmouth and will be going into administration in the near future - after Lerner has asset-stripped it of all value...........i hear there are plans in for a 40,000 seater bingo hall in Aston?
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27/01/2013 20:08:00

Quite frankly we might as well let him go as not use him pity we cant get rid of Hutton,Bennet,KEA,Ireland,Bannan,Makoun and Albrighton. Nzobia will no doubt want to leave if we are relegated couldnt care less if he does. I suppose we will maintain our record of selling our best by letting Bentke leave in the summer. What a sorry state our club has descended into time to stop the decline Mr.Lerner you have know idea just how grim the championship is these days of course you can depend on us fools will keep turning up and giving you our hard earned cash while you sit in the states and let Faulkner & Lambert take the flak.
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28/01/2013 10:38:00


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