Benteke signs new contract!

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So Christian Benteke has withdrawn his transfer request and signed a new four year contract.

I’m personally happy as Larry about this, but I wonder what’s gone on?

Has Spurs’ interest in Soldado made him realise what a major mistake he would have been making?

If he bangs a few goals in, I’ll happily welcome him back to the fold, even though he seems a mercenary type;


Christian Benteke said: “I spoke with the Manager when I returned to training and we had a good talk. I am very happy to be back here in Birmingham and at Aston Villa, and to sign a new contract. This is a great Club and it has given me a lot. Now I have to give back to my teammates and the fans who have always been right behind me. The end of last season was very good and the lads were very strong. It was not easy but we came through it and the confidence is high. So everyone knows what we have to do now – be better. I need to be better than last year.”

On official website.


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  1. SJS24
    SJS24 July 19, 2013 at 7:32 pm . Reply

    Tinpotenham hotspur a bigger club my arse! Bale hopefully on his way too. Great news

  2. jaymo83
    jaymo83 July 19, 2013 at 8:07 pm . Reply

    He was 4/1 to stay this morning, wish i’d put a few quid on now!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 19, 2013 at 10:35 pm . Reply

      Yeah me to good odds now

  3. RW
    RW July 19, 2013 at 8:13 pm . Reply

    This and all the other contract extensions are a massive endorsement for the manager. Weimann started the ball rolling and some really promising young players have followed suit and put their faith in Lambert and shown they want to be part of whats happening at the club.

    The Future really is bright!

  4. Morgan Villa
    Morgan Villa July 19, 2013 at 8:30 pm . Reply

    On this news i am about as fickle as they come lol

  5. markdrapernumber8
    markdrapernumber8 July 19, 2013 at 8:33 pm . Reply

    Has this really happened, I can’t quite believe it, I’m proper chuffed, gonna go out and get pissed now.

    Always loved Benteke.


  6. Markham
    Markham July 19, 2013 at 9:05 pm . Reply

    Who cares why the kid is a class act & we would of missed him next season , great work all around by the club ! Utv
    For all those saying they wanted him to leave …..deep down you really didn’t mean it . Utv

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 19, 2013 at 9:33 pm . Reply

      Great PR for he club as well as it now looks like we have signed a £25m player so we won’t question the one and 2 million pound signings. Just hope we sign a couple of half decent players to supplement Benteke then we could do well next year

      1. Morgan Villa
        Morgan Villa July 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm . Reply

        A part and only a small part part of me smells a PR stunt, over the last few summers we have sold our best players, and the attitude around the club is that we have now become a feeder club. This has come along whether manufactured or by accident it has given the club the chance to slightly change its image to a more positive one. Not complaining though as it is positive. Think i may have to apologise to the beast on twitter along with a few thousand other fans.

  7. Mike oxlong
    Mike oxlong July 19, 2013 at 9:44 pm . Reply

    Can’t believe this news I’m buzzing!yipeeeeeeeee.fuck off you (edited. Come on Mike, you simply can’t say that sort of thing) bastards!utv

  8. wittonryan
    wittonryan July 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm . Reply

    Well at least my goldfish can keep his name now.

    1. nath
      nath July 20, 2013 at 11:57 am . Reply

      thats so funny lmao thanxs 4 that

  9. Bencey83
    Bencey83 July 19, 2013 at 10:45 pm . Reply

    Such a dramatic turnaround does smell suspiciously like a PR stunt to get us all behind Lambert.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm . Reply

      Wouldn’t surprise me tbh. It also takes our minds of the other Cheapo signings that will be hit or miss. Though I do think okore will be the best of them and could turn out to be a defensive Benteke IMO

      1. Mcgrath Is King
        Mcgrath Is King July 20, 2013 at 12:05 am . Reply

        Fuck me oohah……Benteke hands in a transfer request…’s the clubs fault. He changes his mind (for whatever reason) and it’s a fucking PR stunt!!!!

        Yeah, I know lets get our fans hating our best player and then have him change his mind at the last minute……Fucking genius!!

        Add to that another tired, boring and uneducated dig at the signings that you know absolutely nothing about…..and you reckon you’re a realist?!?!

        You and Terry Jones simply post bile and are akin to rambling extremists, there always has to be an angle


        1. BillyWalkerShirt
          BillyWalkerShirt July 20, 2013 at 12:17 am . Reply

          Members of the Holte End Popular Peoples Front? Fucking trouble that lot, the pair of them.

          1. Mcgrath Is King
            Mcgrath Is King July 20, 2013 at 12:21 am . Reply

            Was thinking more along the lines of al qa-anti-villa or the talibannan bws

        2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 12:38 am . Reply

          I did say Okore is a decent signing but u didn’t mention that. Lambert is in the media saying he knew he could persuade CB to say. We all know he is staying because he had no choice as spurs wouldn’t cough up and he had no where else to go so used his insurance policy. Nothing to do with lambert persuading him. Shades of John Terry when he claimed the CL as if he was the only reason they won it. Interestingly lambert does state that he convinced him to stay one more year which is telling in itself though at least we will get good money for him. On another note do you or anyone else know whether CB has a release clause built in wouldn’t surprise me if there was tbh

          1. Mcgrath Is King
            Mcgrath Is King July 20, 2013 at 12:54 am . Reply

            Only because you heard Chelsea wanted him. Could turn out to be worse than Vlaar for all you know.

            I’m sure we were a fall back but you’re naive if you think Lambert played no part……there’s a reason everyone is signing on at the moment and it’s not because Lambert is a duffer.

            Dunno about a release clause…….sure there will be a relegation release clause and at least a verbal agreement that he can speak to any interested cl clubs in 12 months

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 9:30 am . Reply

              Nothing to do with chelski from what iv seen of him admittedly on u tube he looks like he’s got the lot. Strange no ones reported how much we are paying him either must be at least 40k though.

            2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 9:31 am . Reply

              Ps no one could be vlaar except dunne lol

  10. Lionheart
    Lionheart July 20, 2013 at 12:03 am . Reply

    Why wouldn’t we be behing PL anyway.. he’s doing a pretty decent job me thinks..

    IF as you say Okore becomes the defensive Benteke and we get a play maker in ( which i think we will ) then we will be some team next season.. Lowton and Westwood will be better players next season too..

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 12:33 am . Reply

      Hope so but we still need a bit more quality

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 9:35 am . Reply

      Agree if we get another ch a Dm and playmaker then I will really start to believe again. But I mean proven players but ones that are still hungry.

  11. Ubff
    Ubff July 20, 2013 at 2:59 am . Reply

    Uh hub

  12. Adam
    Adam July 20, 2013 at 7:12 am . Reply

    Terry and oohah, you can finally eat your words about Lambert not being able to handle the big ego players. This just goes to show what a great manager Lambo is. Now for a bit of experience/known quality in the midfield and defense would make for a quality summer and fully show improvement and progression. UTV

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 9:33 am . Reply

      What big players has he handled. Lets see him actually sign a big player instead of these buy one get one free jokers

      1. Mcgrath Is King
        Mcgrath Is King July 20, 2013 at 10:23 am . Reply

        Like Westwood, Guzan and Lowton you mean? Those kind of jokers.

        By all accounts, granted the German games were more of a fitness exercise, Helenius and Bacuna looked the part in the minutes they played

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 11:04 am . Reply

          No I mean kae, vlaar, Bennett, Dawson and Bowery

          1. Mark
            Mark July 20, 2013 at 11:20 am . Reply

            Ooohah please for fuck sake tell me what you want to see Villa do this summer?
            We have signed our most naturally gifted player since Merson on a 5 year deal, and it’s a PR stunt in your eyes. Most fans like me are still buzzing over this news. I am on cloud nine.
            We sign a striker who looks shit hot and scores within 5 minutes of coming on in germany
            We beat chelsea to one of the most promising defenders in europe.
            Lambert and Falkner have said the squad are all getting on and things are looking well for August.
            Personally I cannot wait for August. I think Vlaar will also come flying out the traps and we will surprise a few people!
            Why the negative spin?

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 11:43 am . Reply

              I just want a decent left bk ash mate who’s been to friendly a says lunar is shite and no better than Bennett admittedly only a friendly. We still need right bk cover, we still need a decent ch vlaar can’t cut it and it will be a whole before Okore comes good, we need a decent Dm and decent playmaker. If we get that little lot trust me I will be ecstatic and positive.

          2. Mcgrath Is King
            Mcgrath Is King July 20, 2013 at 11:29 am . Reply

            So some don’t work…….but we’ve got at least as good a success rate with our current transfer policy as we did with our previous ones.

            Much easier shipping out a cheap flop than it is an expensive one. As for Bowery……played well at home to West Ham and very well at Stoke with us winning both. What’s your problem?

  13. nath
    nath July 20, 2013 at 12:23 pm . Reply

    great news on all the players that av signed new contracts, this and the new additions will see us much stronger and heading back were we belong 🙂 upthevilla

  14. Lionheart
    Lionheart July 20, 2013 at 2:04 pm . Reply

    Lads.. lets not count Dawson and Bowery as signings that didn’t come off.. Dawson was a very cheap gamble which hasn’t hurt us.. Bowery for 500k has been ok..

    With Benteke staying i feel a lot more optimistic.. don’t foget Weiman should be a better player next season after a year in the bad.. same goes for Westwood Lowton and Sylla..

    Out of the new recruits i think Okore will be a good player once he settles and so will Tonev and Helenuis..

    All in all slowly but surely we are getting there..

    Next summer i can see us having 30-40M to spend esp if Benteke does finally go.. and we will be in the market for 3 or 4 7M plus signings..

  15. anon3
    anon3 July 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm . Reply

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  16. Old skool Villan
    Old skool Villan July 20, 2013 at 3:05 pm . Reply

    This don’t change the fact that Bentekkers is a disgrace after the way he has acted bit what the hell?

    He is our fooking disgrace!

    Well done Lambert

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 20, 2013 at 4:19 pm . Reply

      Agreed. See wev conceded from a corner yet again to the mighty wycombe same shit different day. Defense is still crap

  17. Vaze
    Vaze July 21, 2013 at 10:20 am . Reply

    It’s good news to me that Benteke is staying, I think that he’ll give his absolute all, and that can only be a positive.

    As for this Dawson that is alluded to above, do you mean Simon Dawkins, or have I completely missed something ?

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 21, 2013 at 11:01 am . Reply

      That’s the one the dawk!!!

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