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    #HELENIUS January 4, 2014 at 10:24 am . Reply

    Delia will be laughing her oven mitts off at that offer!!!!

    Plus, I don’t rate him. He would be useful to bolster the squad but not the one who’s got the key to unlock defences.

    1. Andrew
      Andrew January 4, 2014 at 2:56 pm . Reply

      3 goals and 5 assists in 800 minutes last season would tell you differently under Lambert. He a solid play maker who can unlock defenses.

  2. villa1996
    villa1996 January 4, 2014 at 10:58 am . Reply

    If thats the best were gonna do im sharping my pitch fork

  3. DSVilla
    DSVilla January 4, 2014 at 11:34 am . Reply

    Hoolahan is actually a very good player. Good left foot and can pick a pass. Better than what we have at the moment. This looks like the level we are at in terms of money being made available. If that is the case then there is no point targeting Lambert as this is the result of Lerner’s policy.

    1. Ken
      Ken January 4, 2014 at 1:59 pm . Reply

      So is Barry Bannan better than what we have but he was hated by the fans and not rated by the management and Hoolahan is shorter than wee Barry

    2. Andrew
      Andrew January 4, 2014 at 2:59 pm . Reply

      It simply means this is a player Lambert wants. You said it yourself he’s a very good player, has an eye for a pass, last season had a hand in a goal every 100 minutes. This signing wouldn’t prove anything in terms of money available however. We knew Lambert would go back for 1-2 of his former players and Norwich players aren’t going to cost much at all.

      1. DSVilla
        DSVilla January 4, 2014 at 3:49 pm . Reply

        Lambert himself has strongly hinted that there is not much money available. I would welcome Hoolahan to the club and don’t have a problem with him being signed. Given the current feeding frenzy and the number of people calling for lambert to be sacked I’m just saying that it appears he has to work with limited funds. I think that Lambert wanted Kiyotake but it seems he is out of our price range. Whether that’s transfer fee or wages (or both) who knows?

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath January 4, 2014 at 3:58 pm . Reply

          Hoolahan is about as good as what we can hope for. Nothing great but will do a job and add experience into tge team. It also means lamberk is definitely staying

  4. Marvilla00
    Marvilla00 January 4, 2014 at 12:12 pm . Reply

    Wow is this Wat we have to resort too now is Norwich rejects it simply not good.. Villa are getting bad too worst lambert is signing so shit tonev the guy can’t cross create dribble or shoot!! He has the most shoot in are midfield and never have I seen him hit the target!! Wat do the get tort in training?? Someone please tell me??

    AVFCJAU January 4, 2014 at 12:19 pm . Reply

    Is that English MarVilla?

    Anyway, I too think Hoolahan would be a good buy. Better than any midfielder we have with the possible exception of Delph.
    And at 1.5m it would be a decent price too!

    Can’t see it happening sadly with Lambert’s past with Norwich

  6. Lionheart
    Lionheart January 4, 2014 at 12:20 pm . Reply

    WH coming in means we won’t be in for a Kiyotake/Couthnio type player..

    In which case.. NO THANKS.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath January 4, 2014 at 12:51 pm . Reply

      It’s the level of player we can get now. We will only be going for the 1-2 m players either very young or very old. He’s an experienced pro that will do a job and keep our head above water which is all Lerner wants

    2. Andrew
      Andrew January 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm . Reply

      Hoolahan’s an older version of those 2, probably not as good, but he’s a play maker. Plays naturally as an AM, Left winger or Right winger. He’s not a midfielder like Delph, Sylla or KEA but he’s a quality player.

  7. villa4me
    villa4me January 4, 2014 at 12:22 pm . Reply

    hoolahan is a very very good player, every time I see him im impressed, even against the bigger teams.. we certainly don’t have anything like him in our current team, someone who creates through the cente of the pitch.

    However, I can see deliha allowing this for a number of reasons…. unless Norwich are wanting him away… (he has just come back into the team, hopefully to put him in the shop window) if he plays today I would worry

  8. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld January 4, 2014 at 1:06 pm . Reply

    Anyone else hearing about the agent of Steven Defour apparently saying there’s been contact with Villa, and Lambert was seen at the Porto game in December 11th.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath January 4, 2014 at 3:37 pm . Reply

      Yawn must be season ticket sale time again

  9. Badger123
    Badger123 January 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm . Reply

    I’ve not seen much of him, but when I have he’s caught my attention and seems decentish for a club like Norwich.
    Mind you, that means he should be decentish for us at least.

    We should be glad really, as this is about as ambitious as Lambert gets.
    At least Hoolahan plays in the Prem.

    But you do have to question why we would want to sign a player who can’t get into Norwich’s side.

    Lionheart, Kiyotake/Coutinho?
    Absolutley no chance mate, I’m afraid.

    1. fastjet81
      fastjet81 January 4, 2014 at 1:36 pm . Reply

      Hoolahan’s a decent player, when Grant Holt was getting all the plaudits for scoring the season before last it was Wes making the goals. Can’t argue with the price either.

    AVFCELLIS January 4, 2014 at 1:28 pm . Reply

    Yes I’ve heard about steven defour. wouldent be a bad bet. getting in the Belgium squad. going to add a bit more experience. would like to see him at villa

  11. saddened
    saddened January 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm . Reply

    Steve Defour is a good player and we have apparently been linked – are season tickets on sale again ???

  12. mike
    mike January 4, 2014 at 2:02 pm . Reply

    Are stoke albion & cardiff bigger clubs than us now ? I’m sure they’ll have more ambitious transfer targets and bigger wage budgets. Villa have bigger gates .So why ? Show some ambition lerner or sell up !

  13. jvillan
    jvillan January 4, 2014 at 4:02 pm . Reply

    another giant to add too delph westwood and so on 1.5 million plus wages wouldnt take barry for god sake lambert cant manage big names he going to join rest off managers villa had little gregorey oleary mcleish never managed again

  14. nath
    nath January 5, 2014 at 2:45 pm . Reply

    hoolahan is a decent player, ok hes not as good as most of u want, but the important thing is at present hes better than anything we have, so in terms of NOW hes a decent addition and cheap as chips
    we lack any imagination in midfield only albrighton as the ability 2 cross or take on his opponent , sorry gabby does aswell

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