Admiration For Villa Boss
I have read numerous posts on this forum, other forums and in the local newspapers where people are complaining about Villa’s transfer market activity this summer thus far.
I’ve read criticism of the purchase of Marlon Harewood before he has even played a game for Villa.
I respect and rate Martin O’Neill as a manager. I admire him all the more for doing things his own way. He is obviously is his own man and will sign players on the basis of who he thinks can do a job. He will live by his decisions, unlike O’Leary with his ‘honest bunch of lads’ and many excuses.
I am delighted that O’Neill is the Villa manger.
People seem to be slating to purchase of Harewood, he had a bad season last year. Then again so did West Ham.
Who is to say he cannot have a great season this year?
Who would have thought that when Peter Crouch left Villa he would go on to be playing in the Champions league for Liverpool and have represented England at senior level?
It’s worth taking a chance from time to time and Harewood at 4 million (or whatever he cost) will hopefully go on to have a great career with Villa.
Perhaps people would rather Villa went out and spent 30 million on some so called mega star that was almost 30 years of age, only for them to be a huge flop and a disappointment like Shevchenko last season. Having said that Shevchenko may go on to have a great season this year, sometimes it takes time to adjust.
Liverpool have spent a huge amount of money on Torres, however it’s not guaranteed that he will score lots of goals. He could get a knock and be out injured for the season and then 25 million goes down the drain for a year. It’s good to see Martin O’Neill bring in back up and players that want to fight for a first team place.
Or would people rather Villa do a Chelsea and buy players like Damian Duff for 15 million and sell him for around 5million. Or Sean Wright Phillips at 20m + and now he is worth around 10 million? Or maybe buy Mutu for 15 million and then sack him, huge loses. I’d rather Villa not be run in such a manner as a play toy for some billionaire who may become bored in the future and want to play with a new toy.
Maybe people would prefer if Villa went out and bought unknown players from Europe for millions like Balaban and not play them in the first team. If Harewood scores just one goal for Villa he will be a bargain compared to Balaban!
I am glad that Aston Villa is being run it the right way, I am glad that Villa are not buying Bent for 15 million.
I hope for more players coming into the club and I'm and sure they will!
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