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Vlaar, Delph & Gabby Going Nowhere

Vlaar, Delph & Gabby Going Nowhere

Manager Paul Lambert has indicated that Ron Vlaar, Fabian Delph and Gabby Agbonlahor will be going nowhere any time soon.

In a brief series of quotes, presumably from the Roy Keane press conference, that have now surfaced, Lambert rules out anybody at the club being sold against his wishes and without his say so, and also hints that discussions on new contracts for our senior players will begin in due course following the return to pre season training on Monday.

The futures of Gabby, Ron and Fab have been a huge discussion point this summer, in the most part with more guff than you could shake a stick at.

It all started with the 'contract block' that applied to the whole club, but then of course we offered contracts out to the younger lads, so the 'contract block' quickly became a selective block that only applied to high earners and new signings. We then signed somebody, so the block became even more selective and applied only to big money stars out of contract next summer.

We'll see how the 'block' evolves in the press as they search for something else to fill the column inches with over the next few days. My guess is it might die a quiet death and some will hope nobody ever remembers it was mentioned.

Cisneros is still on that plane you know.

Anyway back to Lambert. The gaffer apparently said that the main focus for him has been in sorting out those who were out of contract this summer, and obviously addressing our backroom staff issues.

Having now appointed Roy Keane as his assistant, it remains to be seen if we now bring in a further specific first team coach, or whether Gordon Cowans continues to do a double role next season.

Being asked the question about the senior contract situation, the manager replied.

'I had to get the staff sorted out first. That will take its course. The main thing is to get the staff together. Once we come back on Monday then things will start to roll. I don't think anybody will go with me saying so. I think the lads are happy here and want to get going again. Things like that will happen soon.'

Presumably things like that, will be full discussions about new deals, as that's at least how I read it.

With Vlaar especially still in with a chance of returning to Bodymoor Heath a World Cup winner, and given the speculation surrounding him already - what happens in those discussions is another point entirely.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday July 4 2014
Time: 4:17PM

Comments

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Nothing new for Gabby then. Every time he has the ball he goes no where
Lost_In_Ca
04/07/2014 16:22:00
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Gabby going nowhere is exactly where He does go.
HonestDave
04/07/2014 17:16:00
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lol, title could be construed as a bit negative! The whole club is going nowhere at the moment I'm afraid! Come on buyers!
The Fear
04/07/2014 17:56:00
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3 decent players with an owner with a vision
Ali Arab
04/07/2014 20:21:00
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On last two seasons inconsistency I certainly wouldn't be awarding Gabby an extended contract, yes he has great pace but until he contributes in the goals column I'd only give him a two year contract at most. We need a higher standard of forwards who can finish.
Eddy1
05/07/2014 05:40:00
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We go again...... nowhere that is!...
Pride of Lions
05/07/2014 09:16:00
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Roll on 16 August. Can't wait.
chocolate teapot
05/07/2014 19:23:00
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Another great Mike Field title 😁
Villa_Grizzly
06/07/2014 10:16:00
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Let's get this sorted, Learner not going anywhere all bull ***** so he didn't have to spend money.
Villa always
06/07/2014 11:24:00
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