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    Lionheart July 12, 2013 at 10:03 am .

    I really can’t see Mourinhio letting Lukaku leave on loan this coming season. He needs another striker no matter what.

    As for Ba.. For 5M that would be a bargain BUT can’t see it happening.. He would want a min 70K a week and we won’t offer him that..

    Both non starters for me unfortunately 🙁

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 12, 2013 at 10:44 am .

      Fuck the loan deals we either sign him or forget it.

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    BillyWalkerShirt July 12, 2013 at 10:13 am .

    Lukaku (imo) is a more gifted player than Benteke, I would take him in a heartbeat but on loan? No, a permanent deal or no go.
    Demba Ba as Lionheart says at £70k a week its never going to happen.

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 12, 2013 at 10:41 am .

      Yep no loan deals that would really fuck me off

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        BillyWalkerShirt July 12, 2013 at 10:59 am .

        Loan with an option to buy at agreed price but a season loan? No thanks, it just demeans the club turning us into some sort of nursery club where Chelski and the likes send their players to be blooded.

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          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 12, 2013 at 11:24 am .

          Spot on

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            BillyWalkerShirt July 12, 2013 at 11:32 am .

            Just saw Langford with a red spotted handkerchief on the end of the stick.

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    GibVilla82 July 12, 2013 at 10:56 am .

    …”similar player to Benteke, but I think he has more potential and perhaps, an even better attitude than Benteke.” – ehh I think not..

    Still remember not long ago Lakaku advised Teke to move from Villa to a bigger club.. why would he consider us being a Chelsea player?


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    JD VILLA July 12, 2013 at 11:50 am .

    Bentekes agent saying no Chelski move.Lukaku on loan do me a favour would have to give him back “desperate”wouldn’t have to have anyone on loan with 25 million in the bank.Lambert will have a replacement lined up.Not sure if Ba would fit our wage structure but I would go for him.Rumour has that Lambo/Lerner are digging their heals in.Bentekes ultimatum is sort your head out or be sidelined.UTV

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      BillyWalkerShirt July 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm .

      Good to hear. it also sends out a clear message to any other payer who may be thinking about using AVFC as a stepping stone.

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        JD VILLA July 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm .

        If no one reaches the 25 million asking price he won’t be sold

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    Naughtius Maximusj July 12, 2013 at 12:53 pm .

    believe me adam all he will need to do to win fans over(if he stays) is score goals, lots and lots of goals.
    just cant see chelski going in for benteke, yes they can afford him but they’ve already got lukaku, why on earth would they buy essentially the same player.
    also benteke agent has made some rather disparaging comments about Chelsea, bizarre.
    ba is an outstanding talent, its no coincidence that newcastles dabble with relegation last season wouldn’t have happened had ba stayed.
    spurs can afford benteke, they just don’t want to pay for him, if I was in spurs position id go for it but they’re tring to get him on the cheap, it seems as far as his agent is concerned its spurs all the way but he may not have banked on lambert and learners tenacity in this matter.

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    Cb July 12, 2013 at 12:55 pm .

    Lukaku on loan would be a great signing i mean lets face it if we signed him outright and he had a good season we would only sell him next summer anyway so that would stop all the haggling and if he didnt do very well then we would sign him for less than we would have paid this summer. you see there is always a plus side to having no ambition and just being a feeder club for bigger sides

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      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 12, 2013 at 1:28 pm .

      The difference is if we sign him and he does well we get a huge profit. Also woulda loan player really buy into what pl is trying to achieve when he know she will only be with us for a yr. plus it co for,s our feeder club status. Would have him if he signs but loan deals are an embarrassment and small club mentality

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    BillyWalkerShirt July 12, 2013 at 1:00 pm .

    One of the developing facets of Villa’s attacking play under Lambert has been getting the ball into Benteke early, allowing him to pin down defenders and dominating them with his robust style. The results, demonstrated by his goal return, have been astounding.

    I’ve just been reading the above article (I’ll post the link below) and it got me thinking- does Benteke need Lambert more than Lambert needs Benteke?
    Reading it made me realize how Lamberts tactical awareness had played to CB strengths making him the player he was last season.
    Think about it, Holte at Norwich had a great season under Lambo and did what last year?
    Just a thought.

    Have a read for yourself -link awaiting moderation.

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      Rolta July 12, 2013 at 1:12 pm .

      I mentioned the Holte great season to a friend. I think there’s something in Lambert’s approach that has benefited Benteke greatly.

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    VTID July 12, 2013 at 1:38 pm .

    Good analysis of CB and also of our club

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    Foxy July 12, 2013 at 2:40 pm .

    I read a good point in another article along the lines of at the moment Villa mostly play in our own half, because we don’t boss the midfield and are still developing the team. We have Wiemann and Gabby who both have great pace and we are good on the counter attack. Would Benteke fit in so well in a team where the ball is often in the opponent’s half and he’s not winning balls in the air? Ok, he’s a damn fine player and will score goals wherever but does our current set up flatter him even more?

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