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Hutton Still Seeking Talks

Hutton Still Seeking Talks

A few weeks back it was reported that West Bromwich Albion were prepared to solve one of Paul Lambert's long running headaches and take Scotland international right back Alan Hutton off our hands.

Having tried to give him away for the princely sum of a handshake for the past 24 months, a most incredulous action then followed - especially as Albion were prepared to give us some pennies.

Lambert blocked the move, and having already talked about how good Hutton was again and how amazed he was nobody had come in for him, Lambert decided he wanted to keep him and actually start playing him.

I'm not sure at this stage who was more confused, Villa fans or the Albion hierarchy.

In any event that led to papers speculating that Hutton was demanding showdown talks with Lambert because, having been ignored and treated like **** for two years, he wants to move on.

That is again the stage we find ourselves at and nobody knows if the previous showdown talks took place or not, all we know is he played well and set up Darren Bent last night in our three one victory over Mansfield in the opening pre season friendly of the summer, and the papers are again now full of claims that he's going to demand to be let go now.

Speaking following the game Lambert said.

'I've always known they have been good players. Everybody knows the situation that was going on with the football club. But these lads have been brilliant.'

Nice attempt to re-write history there, what was going on with the club was balancing books - now we know for a potential sale and not just so we didn't breach the Prem rules and that still doesn't change the fact it was Lambert's vision to go young and inexperienced - so paying somebody a weekly wage and having them train with the kids and not even come into contention for the first team still doesn't save on their wage does it.

Oh match related bonuses I hear people cry...they'd really amount to more when you think the manager has spent fees and wages trying to replace the bombsquad and then had to spend fees and wages in trying to replace his replacements because they offered little more than the bombsquad would've done to begin with.

So now we are back at square one.

Will these talks ever take place? Will Alan Hutton or the remainder of the bombsquad remain come the close of the window...

All we do know for sure, is having gone from young and hungry and unexperienced, Lambert does seem to have learnt given his moves in January and now this summer, and irrespective of individual feelings about a players quality, you look at the squad now, and even though some of our youngsters aren't that young and they have now got some reasonable match numbers under their belts, there is certainly a better balance to it.

That in itself can only be a good thing, but will it be enough for the extra ten points we all hope for so we can have a break from our bums squeaking this season.

Hutton, just like his solitary 45 minutes in pre season two summers ago that I remember saying back then, was possibly his best game in our shirt, did himself every credit in the match last night. But having kept his mouth pretty much shut really and not thrown his toys out of the pram, would anyone begrudge him kicking up a fuss now - if this repetitive mention of showdown talks comes to fruition.

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Writer:Mike Field
Date:Friday July 18 2014
Time: 4:33PM


I think Lambert is right in what he is saying it’s been the plan for a long time to sell us hence why Randy wanted the books balanced as he knew he couldn't sell us while having such high wages. I think Randy actually decided to sell us after Houiler hence why he was not bothered it miffed off fans bringing in McLeish (maybe he was miffed off with us and did it on purpose as he was selling) I don’t think it was Lamberts choice to not use the high waged players (hence why there has not been players slagging off Lambert as they knew the score) Randy wanted them gone and this is why Randy has been so pleased with Lambert as he knows what he set Lambert and I believe he set McLeish the same target. £15 a season to spend and lower the wages so it balances the books for him to be able to sell. Lambert is not completely blamless as some transfer were not great and too inexperienced but he has purchased more good than bad in my view for the money spent. Benteke, Guzan, Vlarr, Okore, Westwood, Bacunna, ahmadi, Kozak for 35m on low-ish wages is good business, forget the others those players would cost in excess of £60m now. Add Cole, Senderos and Richardson for peanuts his transfer stand up better than most.
18/07/2014 18:58:00
£15 a season that's about right but I meant £15m :)
18/07/2014 19:22:00
Huttons attitude has been first class, i admire his attitude and respect for our club the wya he has been trteated i will back him all the way if he plays, and as for transfers Lambert has done some poor buys but Benteke will return what £25million one day and pay for miostr of the transfers
18/07/2014 23:08:00
Have to agree with the above comments and say that Hutton deserves his move for keeping it professional no matter how good/bad we think he is. The same could be said for Given but I'm not so sure about Bent. Either way we have no choice than to keep what we have with little to no funds.
holte ender 1969
19/07/2014 08:14:00
i dont wanna hear about hutton again unless he has moved or he has had motm.
Ali Arab
19/07/2014 11:25:00
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