Gardner and Robinson sign new two year contracts. Good

It’s been desperately difficult trying to find any news about the Villa lately, let alone anything even remotely good.
But this piece, is for me, definitely good news and quite frankly, makes a change from me just having to talk about bad stuff.

So Gary Gardner and Callum Robinson have done what’s in the title and they’re both players I like the look of, although to be honest I know a fair bit more about Gardner.

Of course, they aren’t the spectacular signings I’m sure we’d all like to see, but they are the future.
And at least the fact that we’ve re-signed them means even Lerner isn’t that stupid in thinking that we should let them go. Thank goodness for small mercies eh?

The OS gives the usual PR type quotes from the lads, which bores me to nearly tears to be honest.
I’d much rather hear the basic “I’m chuffed to bits” type comment that young lads typically come out with, but there you go.

It’s also nice to hear that Gary regards himself as a fan.
As opposed to a certain brother of his, who I won’t mention.

Regardless, I wish them the best of luck in the upcoming season.


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  1. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson July 3, 2014 at 7:04 am . Reply

    Andrew , all what your saying sounds great to me, just a thought am I right in saying it was Roy Keane that at the end of his playing days had heart problems?, I’m for his hard approach in the game long overdue, if you recall some of our players are still in the cradle days and need to understand all are equal on a football pitch. I’m ready to give Villa benefit of the doubt in what’s going on with a tight git like Lerner, l now hope a change will come.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 3, 2014 at 8:22 pm . Reply

      Wev give them the benefit of the doubt for years. No more

  2. DSVilla
    DSVilla July 3, 2014 at 7:45 am . Reply

    I think its a case of wait and see with Keane. Sunderland players cheering when he left? I seem to remember they were crap and didn’t get any better without him. O’Neill says he has been great with the Irish team. He isn’t stupid and he does tell it how he sees it. Maybe his experiences will help in this current role.
    You also have to consider the fact that we are not an attractive proposition at the moment. Who of any real proven quality would want the job in the current circumstances? The future looks grim, but we really have to have realistic expectations for now. A few places higher in the league without a season long stress about relegation would be welcome. It’s not much, but I can’t see it being much better than that, and of course it could be a lot worse.

  3. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum July 3, 2014 at 12:48 pm . Reply

    Lambert is waiting for all the Division One players to get back from their holidays in Cleethorpes, so the WC is a red herring.
    I don’t think I’ve dreaded a season like the one we face. Pray for a new and decent owner!

      GIDDYVILLAN July 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm . Reply

      Likewise bum bum I ain’t looking forward to it one bit mate, which is a rarity.

  4. Andrew
    Andrew July 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm . Reply

    Donacien’s signed a new 2 year deal. Well at least we’ve understood keeping our youth.

    1. If your young enough at Villa, you must be shit!
      If your young enough at Villa, you must be shit! July 3, 2014 at 3:42 pm . Reply

      Whats this pathetic obsession with these “young players”.
      One of them signs a new contract and all of a sudden its the best thing in the world.
      The success rate at Villa of players actually breaking into the first team and becoming a good player is very low.
      Just because they sign a new contract doesn’t mean they are any good.
      Clutching at straws springs to mind.

    GIDDYVILLAN July 3, 2014 at 4:43 pm . Reply

    I see cresswell is signing for the hammers thank FUCK at least there will be no more persistent links to him every season.

  6. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld July 3, 2014 at 7:11 pm . Reply

    IncogAVFC has just tweeted that he can confirm we’ve received a bid for Vlaar in the last few hours.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 3, 2014 at 8:20 pm . Reply

      Thank fuck good riddance to bad rubbish no loss. Only downside is sender dross is his replacement. Talk about frying pan and fire

    GIDDYVILLAN July 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm . Reply

    That’s no surprise.

    1. mike
      mike July 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm . Reply

      He ain’t that good I d take 15m and run.

      1. ifiruledtheworld
        ifiruledtheworld July 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm . Reply

        Bid is from Southampton.

        1. mike
          mike July 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm . Reply

          It won’t be a big bid then & he won’t make a sidewards step.

          1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath July 3, 2014 at 8:24 pm . Reply

            I’m amazed we arnt paying them to take the useless lump. Can we throw in sen dross as part of the deal.

        2. GIDDYVILLAN
          GIDDYVILLAN July 3, 2014 at 9:10 pm . Reply

          Have the saints got a Team??? Jay Rodriguez the last man standing now how long til he’s off I wonder????

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 3, 2014 at 8:29 pm . Reply

        If saints pay £15m for that useless lump on the back of a couple of decent wc games then they really are stupid. Great business for us for once. Thou we are stuck with sender dross now obviously why he was bought!

      3. Andrew
        Andrew July 4, 2014 at 4:21 am . Reply

        Only way Vlaar can be sold is if the money can be reused. Could get 2 solid CB’s for 15m, no one world class but good enough for top 10.

    LANGFORDVILLA July 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm . Reply

    Swap him for Wanyama and Louvren!

  9. Velcro
    Velcro July 3, 2014 at 9:21 pm . Reply

    Vlaar is worth at least 20 million.

  10. badger123
    badger123 July 4, 2014 at 3:47 am . Reply

    Why on earth would anyone want Vlaar gone?
    Oohah, even though you think he’s crap, he’s still the best we’ve got by a mile.
    And if we do flog him, do you see Lambert getting the money to spend/waste?
    Because I don’t.
    Get rid of Vlaar and we’ve weakened the squad, yet again: something that you’ve constantly complained about, the same as me.

    I really don’t understand your thinking sometimes mate.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 4, 2014 at 8:25 am . Reply

      Yes badger he is the best of a bad bunch of defenders but even with him playing we were still poor. I do think Okore coukd potentially be very good and send dross is the obvious replacement. I agree though lamberk won’t have the money to spend but from Lerners pov would I trust him to spend it I wouldn’t.

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