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Villa's Dealings Done?

Well it's gone deathly quiet the last few hours in terms of Villa making any more signings before the window slams shut in just over an hour.

Earlier links to Manchester United's Tom Cleverley died a wage induced death given what he was apparently asking for, and it's said we pulled the plug on that a while back - which was what led to us putting in a late bid for Sergio Canales.

With him only joining Real Sociedad though last January, it was said he rejected the move as he was happy at the club and not looking to uproot himself again.

And well, since both of those links went quiet, so have the rumours, the anticipation and even the serial deadline day stirrers who are usually adamant we are in 'late talks' with a player despite it being common knowledge that they have moved elsewhere already, seem to have found something else to do with their time.

Without even a continued hint of a deal now or a link, it looks like our window has now closed.

Sky have updated little or note, if anything for over an hour and unless I dozed off they haven't been back to Bodymoor Heath for quite a while now, so there are no rumblings there.

I think it's time to relax folks.

One and half hours to go, if we haven't heard a rumour yet, we can't really be working on anything can we?

So we go with what we have and look to build on our best start to a league campaign in EIGHT years apparently which is scary on more levels than our performance against Hull.

With people to return from injury and others still to settle 100% and find their fitness, if and I know it's as big an if as the reported wage of Radamel Falcao, we can repeat Hull on a more regular basis - that would do us this year wouldn't it.

Watch me pop off for a coffee now and we sign ten players!

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Writer: Mike Field Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday September 1 2014

Time: 9:33PM

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Not getting excited now. Would of been nice to get someone in though.
Pride of Lions
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01/09/2014 21:39:00

I'm a bit of a let down. I was hoping for Canales since he is very much top tier stuff.
Avfc94 we do
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01/09/2014 21:53:00

After reportedly only having a shoe-string budget o work with, it appears Paul Lambert has 8m spare in his transfer budget which he hasn't spent. Unfortunate with the Cleverley deal but bizarre not get someone in at all today, even on a loan deal?
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01/09/2014 21:54:00

I fairly happy with our transfer dealings, especially considering our budget. We really need to get Gabby, Delph and Vlaar tied down to longer contracts now, bemused as to why that has not yet happened? Glad we were looking to spend a little and on a higher calibre of player than we have been linked with for what seems like a very long time!
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01/09/2014 21:58:00

Not to bothered. We have brought in some good players early who are doing well. We have two of our main strikers coming back aswell. Main thing is a move that didn't happen, Vlaar stays.
Bikini Inspector
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01/09/2014 22:02:00

So one of the weakest squads. Lowest value... Still one of the youngest. And we spend what 8 million?! Thanks Randy. Way to make us look remotely lucrative. Thanks god we have Lambert because few managers could work under these ridiculous conditions. Another year wasted.
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01/09/2014 22:06:00

Just heard Cleverley is not going to Everton either, he can now can enjoy sitting on the bench all season. Oh well, he'll have a few extra thousands in the bank I guess.
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01/09/2014 22:10:00

If I was told at the start of the day we would have kept Vlaar, Delph and Benteke. I would have been delighted. Sure the bid for Canales was exciting and it's a shame it didn't happen but I am happy enough. Hope we line up a new contract for Delph, Grealish and try to tempt Vlaar. Then line up a creative midfielder for January. UTV!
Tallaght Villan
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01/09/2014 22:11:00

Cleverly sums up everything wrong with football today, vastly inflated opinion of himself and happy to sit on the bench picking up cash rather than playing. What a shame when they crossed to bodymoor a clueless retard had to shout obscenities at the camera. Embarrassment to all villa fans and hopefully some of the other fans there gave him a good slap off camera.
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01/09/2014 22:58:00

I did some quick maths. Tom Cleverley's messing Villa and Everton about has just cost Man U roughly 9.8 Mill. If he had gone to Villa they would have gotten 8 Mill and now he will most likely sit out the rest of his contract of 50 grand a week. Roughly 9 months left with 4 weeks in a month making it 1.8 Mill in wages. So 9.8 mill for a player Man U don't even want. Very glad Lambert came to his senses and saw he was not worth the trouble. Also after all this bad mouthing I am off to check the odds of Cleverly scoring a hat trick against Villa this season. It's bound to happen.
Tallaght Villan
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01/09/2014 23:01:00

Everton, would not meet villas value of 7or8mil So deal cancelled. Which proves he was over valued By utd. Cleverly you saved villa now crawl back to Bradford You've just cost them a 800,000 thank god villa pulled out. Sad about the canales deal.
Flo Moses
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01/09/2014 23:10:00

Have a look at the reaction to the news that Villa kept Vlaar and Benteke, and didn't get Cleverley.
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02/09/2014 01:14:00

Better off without Cleverley and his over inflated ego, there's no I in team, Tom, or in Squad either. Enjoy the wilderness, it can get cold around Carrington during the winter, especially when you're frozen out. Onwards and upwards for Villa.
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02/09/2014 01:23:00

Cleverley seemed to be behaving like Stephen Ireland. Didn't want to leave the bright lights of Mancland and especially didn't want deepest darkest mysterious backwards Brum. Seemed to expect Utd to pay him to go just like Ireland and City. Sorry to labour the point, but I really think we have avoided another Stephen Ireland atitude disaster. Let that nice Mr Martinez have him for free at the end of the season to keep our Gareth on his toes.
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02/09/2014 02:48:00

Cleverley would have been great but these agents stuff everything, they would have been telling him not to settle for less than the money he wanted. As if he's worth 60,000 a week like he wanted! Why not take a pay cut, still get paid loads, actually play some football, get back in the England and then earn a pay rise?! Kids these days
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02/09/2014 03:19:00

Great, so now now the season can really start..... ***** forgot about the international break.
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02/09/2014 03:55:00

Cleverley was actually trying play us and Roy Keane for mugs. He was stringing us along in negotiations while his agent tried to work out if Martinez or possibly Valencia were interested. In the end his game of high stake poker blew up in his face when Everton said they were only interested in a loan deal which MAN U weren't keen on (especially after they found a sucker in us to pay an over inflated transfer fee). So bad luck Tom, but the only mug is yourself. I recommend you don't walk in front of Roy's car in the near future.
marlin magic
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02/09/2014 04:23:00

Hang your head in shame Randy Lerner if you think this budget is befitting a fabulous club like this.
The Fear
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02/09/2014 08:39:00

100% agree Fear! The only reason why Lerner isn't being crucified is because of our good start to the season. But it is not acceptable to spend +-8 million given the amount of money raised from TV, sponsors and gate revenue. Once a couple of injuries hit and we lose a couple of first team players then we are back to the same squad as last year... NOT ACCEPTABLE!!!!!!
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