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  1. fastjet81 July 1, 2015 at 9:51 pm . Reply

    Thank him for the goals, wish him the best and move on. Nobody likes a transfer saga, get it sorted and use the funds wisely. There will be more Benteke’s on the continent wanting to ply their trade in the premier league. Even Austin at £15m would be good business as he’s got a great goal tally at all his clubs.

    The Liverpool link surprises me though as they’ll have to change their style to accommodate him. Their last big hit man (Andy Carroll) wasn’t really a success.

    1. Badger123 July 1, 2015 at 9:56 pm . Reply

      Fastjet81, you sound just like a Pool fan.
      Benteke isn’t just a big hit man, as you should know, even though he’s good at it 🙂
      There’s more to him than that and to compare him to the donkey that is Carroll, well…….

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:17 am . Reply

        And they paid 30 plus million for carol ffs

  2. fastjet81 July 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm . Reply

    Haha, yeah maybe I was pushing it, but you get the gist. Good in the air, presence up front etc. There game is all about movement running into channels/inter changing positions, just don’t really see the fit.

    1. Badger123 July 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm . Reply

      Whereas one of their golden oldies (I forget who) thinks he’ll be a great fit.
      For me, he gives Pool massive options, in that provide him the service (Pool create loads of chances, but can’t finish) and he’ll get goals.

      It’s all about opinions 🙂

  3. B6 July 1, 2015 at 10:05 pm . Reply

    So we’ve agreed a fee with Lille for Idrissa Gueye. Believed to be 9 million. No doubt he’ll get slagged off on here before the ink is even dry on the contract should he sign.

    1. Badger123 July 1, 2015 at 10:12 pm . Reply

      I doubt it, B6.

      I think it’s just that many think it won’t happen.

      Fwiw, I don’t know anything about the player.
      If he’s actually done something substantial, I suspect he’d be welcomed.

      1. B6 July 1, 2015 at 10:14 pm . Reply

        You doubt what Badger?

        1. Badger123 July 1, 2015 at 10:20 pm . Reply

          I doubt he’d be slagged mate.
          The Villa spending £9 mill on a player would be a massive story and about as big a sign of intent as we could get.
          Hence it isn’t going to happen, imo.

          But let’s see.

          1. ifiruledtheworld July 1, 2015 at 10:31 pm .

            He’s due in Birmingham for talks over his contract tomorrow. I wonder how much we’ll put on his release clause if he signs :p

          2. Darren July 1, 2015 at 10:34 pm .

            Yep coming in tomorrow for talks and a medical according to sky news

          3. B6 July 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm .

            Some tend to judge before a ball is even kicked Badger, but then some are stuck with that mindset where they just love to criticise and moan.

            I don’t think Sherwood would of ever took the job without reassurances. I don’t think Wilkins, who for me is a wonderful bit of business, would of joined us and neither do I think Richards would of signed to be fighting relegation every season. Add that to Lambert saying we’re now in a better financial position than we have been for a long time (he said it on a sky sports interview a month or so ago) and I think a few may be surprised on how much we do actually spend in this window.

          4. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:13 am .

            So last season and the season before when we all judged we would be shit we were wrong then? We were all right about how crap we would be I’m not judging next season yet until I know exactly who is coming in and going out but so far dosnt look great

          5. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:16 am .

            Not really £9 m is still less than Stoke etc plus he will just be financed by sale of Delph so just a straight replacement. Thus it keeps us standing still as we have to sell to buy.

  4. langfordvilla July 1, 2015 at 10:32 pm . Reply

    Delph’s replacement probably!

    1. B6 July 1, 2015 at 10:38 pm . Reply

      Or even Cleverly’s!

    2. Darren July 1, 2015 at 10:40 pm . Reply

      Probably in for cleverly. But even if it is for delph. At least it’s a good move to bring him in before delph leaves.

      1. B6 July 1, 2015 at 10:43 pm . Reply

        I don’t Delph will go, but then again, neither do I think Benteke will go.

        1. Darren July 1, 2015 at 10:46 pm . Reply

          I agree I don’t think Delph will leave either. Just saying before the negatives roll in.

          Benteke I’m not sure on.

    3. Andrew July 1, 2015 at 10:49 pm . Reply

      This is what I’m talking. Negative when something good happens

    4. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:14 am . Reply

      Got to be

  5. KentNielsen77 July 1, 2015 at 10:51 pm . Reply

    Not popped on for a while as I’ve been pretty busy but it’s good to see its business as usual…….’I’ve never heard of him and therefore he’s not good enough for our club’ or ‘I HAVE heard of him and he’s not good enough for our club’ or ‘we’ve had a bid accepted and he’s a good player so it’s not going to happen because if it does I’ll have to change my thinking’………etc etc, versus some very pleasant optimism. It’s what makes this blog great – love it. (still clinging to my prediction that Benteke will sign a new deal).

    Good to see massive clubs battering Rob Vlaar’s for down. Any offers for Gabby?

    That Swedish left back is very good by the way.

    1. KentNielsen77 July 1, 2015 at 10:53 pm . Reply

      *Ron Vlaar’s door (rob Vlaar is probably better)

    2. Ardent Villain July 1, 2015 at 11:05 pm . Reply

      Yup, business as usual here!
      I sometimes think that we all have to be bi-polar – or what used to be better known as ‘manic-depressives’ – to be Villa fans; either on top of the world or down in the deepest despair…
      I’ll wait until we see some definite news before falling into either mood.

      By the way, whatever happened to the various ‘ITK’s’ who used to pop-up on here at every transfer window or every time there was supposed to be something happening at the club?
      Most of them proved to be ‘know-nothings’ in the end, of course, but one or two used to get some real clues out of VP a few days before anyone else, and were at least quite entertaining!

      1. KentNielsen77 July 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm . Reply

        There’s obviously a chance the Idrissa Gueye deal might not happen, but the Daily Mail reported he’d agreed to join Marseille 2 days ago – no one has a clue in the media do they really??

        I’m operating Ardent’s I’ll believe it when I see it approach from now on.

        1. Bill Pearson July 2, 2015 at 6:33 am . Reply

          That’s the best policy Kent, loads of potential managers on here, wonder why their not in a managers job. I’m waiting for Oohah to slag our potential new supposedly new signing.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:07 am .

            He’s only 5ft 9

  6. Dave67 July 1, 2015 at 11:09 pm . Reply

    I couldn’t care less if a player was 3 mil or 30 mil, once they are an improvement to what we got. This is Sherwoods Tranfer window not Lambert. Let’s see who comes in the door before we start judging.

  7. Darren July 1, 2015 at 11:10 pm . Reply

    We should do what we can to try sign John Guidetti. He is now a free agent just released from city. Was never given a chance there but this guy is quality. More of what we need. Go get him Sherwood!

    1. KentNielsen77 July 1, 2015 at 11:16 pm . Reply

      I like the idea of Sherwood assembling a team of quality misfits (not mercenaries like Wheeler Dealer Harry’s QPR or Adebeyor) – you know, players with a point to prove….. Richards and Sinclair are good examples……..if it worked out we could probably sell the movie rights.

    2. domingo July 2, 2015 at 10:33 am . Reply

      was thinking the same . john guidetti could be a good signing. if he isn’t looking for stupid wages he could be a real bargain and if he doesn’t work out least he is young enough that we could sell him on.

    3. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:09 am . Reply

      Sounds like he should be in the next Godfather film with a name like that lol

      1. domingo July 2, 2015 at 11:31 am . Reply

        well i hope villa make him an offer he cant refuse.

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 4:32 pm . Reply

          Lol

  8. Davo July 1, 2015 at 11:17 pm . Reply

    Agent Mark McKay, acting for Lille, said: ‘Idrissa has a lot of interest and the pull of Marseille is big for any player in France but the lure of the Premier League should outweigh that.

    ‘He is due to speak to Paddy Reilly, Aston Villa’s director of recruitment tomorrow and hopefully matters will be concluded.’

    Hopefully he signs!!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath July 2, 2015 at 11:08 am . Reply

      Anyone know much about this player sounds ok but never heard of him. Anyone seen him play

  9. Badger123 July 2, 2015 at 12:02 am . Reply

    Hah, I just took the mutt out for a walk and the one fact I do know is that it’s still roasting hot.

    Anything else, well I’m happy to see, if it actually happens.

    Negative?
    Probably, but “show me the money”, springs to mind.

    I’m sorry if that doesn’t suit, but we’re not here to happy clap the club.

    That said, bring any decent signing on 🙂

    1. Andrew July 2, 2015 at 6:28 am . Reply

      Not about happy clapping the club, it’s just also not about turning everything into a negative and anything possibly positive like Idrissa possibly signing, being called BS. Have an open mind for once is all.

  10. Bum Bum July 2, 2015 at 9:23 am . Reply

    If we do have a few quid to spend, all the more reason for our dealings to be kept under the radar. It would be commercial suicide to name your targets and budget to the fans just to keep us happy!!!

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