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    GIDDYVILLAN January 20, 2014 at 10:50 am . Reply

    I still think hutton will be used as bait for hoolahan,we want him they want hutton.

  2. Langfordvilla
    Langfordvilla January 20, 2014 at 11:05 am . Reply

    Morning Giddy…my thoughts exactly mate.
    Fuck off Lerner and Red Bull, the Villa is OURS

      GIDDYVILLAN January 20, 2014 at 1:17 pm . Reply

      Morning mate or should i say afternoon.

  3. DSVilla
    DSVilla January 20, 2014 at 11:53 am . Reply

    Hutton was a symbol of the fans disenchantment with McLeish. I wonder whether Lambert was looking for praise/acceptance from the fans in his treatment of the player. Regardless of how the fans don’t like him, he has at least got on with it instead of moaning to the press, and has always been happy to go on loan rather than sit counting his money. If he gets a transfer it’s a thumbs up from me.

    Maybe some of these unwanted players leaving will free up enough cash to sort the AM problem out

    1. BWS
      BWS January 20, 2014 at 12:39 pm . Reply

      Felt for the the lad, as you say DS a symbol of the ‘M’ era and that being his only crime, I hope he gets his transfer and wish him all the best (as giddy says he’ll probably be used as bait for Hoolahan).

      1. DSVilla
        DSVilla January 20, 2014 at 1:01 pm . Reply

        I read a book penned by an “insider” The Secret Footballer. In it he spoke of how most new managers asserted their authority by picking on one or more of the existing squad and ostracising them completely. Maybe that was the case here. A swap for Hoolahan would probably be good for both clubs if they can get over the Lambert/Norwich obstacle. I still hold on to the hope that something more ambitious might come about but I don’t really believe it. I think it’s more likely that nothing will happen rather than an exciting signing.

        One thing about the Liverpool game was that it showed we could create chances due to the positive approach to the game and a few better placed passes. I hope there’s more of that to come.

        1. BWS
          BWS January 20, 2014 at 1:08 pm . Reply

          Is it called -I Am The Secret Footballer: Lifting the Lid on the Beautiful Game?
          Is it a good read?

          The Liverpool game, if Gabby hadn’t have got injured I think we’d have nicked it but happy with a point and hopefully a sign of things to come.

          1. DSVilla
            DSVilla January 20, 2014 at 1:36 pm . Reply

            That’s the one. It was OK. nothing special really but an easy read.

          2. DSVilla
            DSVilla January 20, 2014 at 7:18 pm . Reply

            It’s floating around the house somewhere. If you want to read it my email is d.shepheard99@outlook.com. Mail your address and I’ll pop it in the post.

        2. BWS
          BWS January 20, 2014 at 2:02 pm . Reply

          Cheers DS, it don’t get the best of reviews on amazon so I’ll give it a miss mate.

    2. Morgan Villa
      Morgan Villa January 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm . Reply

      Funny thing about Hutton is he would fit into Lamberts wing back play, he failed in McLeish team because Hutton is an attacking defender and McCleish likes his defence to sit back.

      For me the Hutton signing was a reflection on how clueless McCleish was as a manager not on how bad Hutton is as a player. Some of his challeneges were a bit naughty though lol

      A Scottish mate (token) says he has played well for Scotland even though he has not had any game time for Villa. i wish him well

      1. DSVilla
        DSVilla January 20, 2014 at 7:22 pm . Reply

        Yes I remember him in Rangers’ European matches bombing forward. His challenges could be x-rated like you say. It’s always good to see any footballer make the best of his career. Ireland pisses me off but he is so good you wish he would produce it consistently even if it’s for someone else. Well I do anyway.

        1. Morgan Villa
          Morgan Villa January 21, 2014 at 9:17 am . Reply

          Ireland looks like one of those players who will only do well for certain managers, when he was at City he was a very good player. if City did not have all that investment they would still have had a half decent team.

          Hutton to West Ham is todays rumour

          1. Colonius81
            Colonius81 January 21, 2014 at 7:19 pm . Reply

            ya was he though? he had 2 good seasons under hughes thats it .. never again have we seen him even come near that level ..
            good luck to hughes and stoke ..but I for one am glad we got a taker for him and saved a bit of wages on him in the end.(hopefully)

      2. Andrew
        Andrew January 21, 2014 at 5:59 am . Reply

        Something I haven’t thought about too much but well put. Imagine him as a wing back when Lambert plays 5 at the back, him bursting down the right. Reading some manager’s purposefully exiling players when they arrive to cement their authority is kind of sad to read. Especially one that would get you cheers because few Villa fans actually like Hutton. I do hope he gets a move though, I can understand him not wanting a permanent move to like the Championship, and do believe he can make it in the EPL at another club.

        1. Morgan Villa
          Morgan Villa January 21, 2014 at 9:22 am . Reply

          I think this is how a new manager operates in most business situations, its a way of stamping authority, and getting everyone thinking in sync with new ideas. Does not matter how much you are earning nobody likes being sidelined, I imagine its humiliating, Darren bent if the rumours are correct did not respond well to it

          1. Andrew
            Andrew January 21, 2014 at 4:14 pm . Reply

            Kind of sad to be fair. But I agree, it shouldn’t matter how much he’s earning, shouldn’t be made an example of. It’s gotta be humiliating and the way Hutton’s reacted has been great, as I can see more would act like Bent, which is a reasonable reaction himself.

  4. Astonb6
    Astonb6 January 20, 2014 at 12:22 pm . Reply

    Hope he goes he must be pissing himself laughing on reported 40k a week for turning up to do a few hours training a day.

  5. Langfordvilla
    Langfordvilla January 20, 2014 at 3:24 pm . Reply

    Lol…Baggies have sponsorship ended by Zoopla because of Anelka’s salute!

    1. Colonius81
      Colonius81 January 21, 2014 at 7:23 pm . Reply

      i don’t quite get the hysteria over the quenelle salute.. a comedian (anelkas buddy apparently) came up with it a decade ago. he used it and he denies being anti-semite but does use jews in his comedy material.

      there have been numerous radical groups that have since kind or secconded it for their purposes either because they secretly knew the comedian was anti-semite or the simple resemblance to an inverted nazi salute .
      the french government want to ban the comedians shows and i think anelka’s gesture was in support of him.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath January 21, 2014 at 10:17 pm . Reply

        Which means that anelka is in support of a racist which makes it even worse. I’m sure he wouldn’t be happy if someone used the N word against him in support of slavery for example. Same thing.

        1. BWS
          BWS January 22, 2014 at 8:01 am . Reply

          Racist and religious crime – the legislation
          Parliament has passed legislation aimed at outlawing crime where the offender is motivated by hostility or hatred towards the victim’s race or religious beliefs (actual or perceived).

          The key word there is perceived.

  6. Terry Jones
    Terry Jones January 20, 2014 at 5:20 pm . Reply

    Well lads have read Express & Star Spuds are at it again trying to get Benteke on the cheap cash plus a player but players name not mentioned also Juventus interested with straight cash deal.

    1. BWS
      BWS January 20, 2014 at 5:33 pm . Reply

      And what players would they have on 20k a week? Won’t be happening TJ.

      GIDDYVILLAN January 20, 2014 at 5:44 pm . Reply

      Just picking links out of the air & filling spaces on the the back pages.it’s all bollox

  7. Terry Jones
    Terry Jones January 20, 2014 at 5:59 pm . Reply

    No smoke without fire so will have to wait and see if the main daily rags get hold of it.But nothing surprises me with Villa anymore like Lambert in the Birmingham Mail Villa not getting the credit they deserve point is have they earned any yet.

    1. JimT
      JimT January 21, 2014 at 12:00 pm . Reply

      In the tabloid rags there’s plenty of smoke without fire. There would be about 500 hundred thousand transfers every January if if there wasn’t. They’re just about selling papers and making money. Wouldn’t believe any of it.

    2. Colonius81
      Colonius81 January 21, 2014 at 7:25 pm . Reply

      TJ i think the batting average for transfer rumours proving correct is maybe 1 in 10 .. so i think there is plenty of hazy smoldering stuff without any flames taking hold

    3. Andrew
      Andrew January 21, 2014 at 8:12 pm . Reply

      Hundred’s of rumours are made up without any substance so of course there is. Re-hashing old rumours to get a set of fans, Spurs in this case, quite happy as they believe their club could be within a chance of signing an incredible striker, it’s not the case, but it gets a set of fans happy, which then also gets comments from Villa fans laughing at Spurs fans being overjoyed.

  8. Adam
    Adam January 20, 2014 at 6:48 pm . Reply

    Hutton gone would be good, but apparently were after le fondre from reading. I can’t see that happening to be honest.

    1. Foxy
      Foxy January 21, 2014 at 12:38 am . Reply

      He does want to be back in the PL though, wanted to leave Reading when they went down.

  9. Lionheart
    Lionheart January 21, 2014 at 11:10 am . Reply

    Any rumours/links to players coming in..

    Would love a midfielder.. a under the radar Bertrand quality deal..

    GIDDYVILLAN January 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm . Reply

    Lionheart i think hoolahan possibly will be the only other player coming in this window mate.with maybe hutton as part x we’ve spent a grand total of zilch.lerner laffing all the way to the bank.plus got 2 high earners off the payroll.

  11. Lionheart
    Lionheart January 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm . Reply

    Giddy.. i am hoping it is due to a takeover.. in which case i can live with WH GH and RB as our three signings..

    IF not then it is a JOKE..

    GIDDYVILLAN January 21, 2014 at 1:59 pm . Reply

    Mate i think it’s a joke tbh.i think takeover rumours would be rife atm unless it’s going to be a flash takeover which i carn’t see happening.

    1. mike
      mike January 21, 2014 at 7:16 pm . Reply

      Defour going Fulham on loan ?

    2. Colonius81
      Colonius81 January 21, 2014 at 7:35 pm . Reply

      Giddy i understand your doubts about Lerner i do I i many questions i would like to ask him!.. but this idea or notion of him laughing all the way to the bank is still a myth .. i have yet to see an account that proves that.

      80-90% of our turnover was going on wages.
      not unheard of in football but still, this should tell you all you need to know about how much laughing Lerner has done one the way to the bank

      at best .. the idea is that he will be makeing money of Villa in future based on some very rough projections about sky money based on current spending levels.

      I am waiting till the latest accounts come out for last year

      1. Vaze
        Vaze January 21, 2014 at 7:48 pm . Reply

        Don’t spoil it Colonius.

        Lerner is the evil Yankee owner who is robbing us blind.

        Can’t you see how every other club is spending fortunes this window. Only Stoke have signed one more player and that was Ireland.

        I’d like to see Bertrand made permanent if possible, and Holt will do a job.

        GIDDYVILLAN January 21, 2014 at 7:54 pm . Reply

        What i mean’t colonius is he’s not digging deep in those very tight pockets of his,which means he’s running the team on a shoestring for pl survival.the bloke won’t spend sod all.as for all this shares movement imo thats to benefit only himself whatever he’s up to.thats how i see things mate.

        1. Vaze
          Vaze January 21, 2014 at 8:04 pm . Reply

          But Santa is a burglar in your world probably Giddy.

          1. GIDDYVILLAN
            GIDDYVILLAN January 21, 2014 at 8:11 pm . Reply

            No more like ppl from wigan are arseholes.

  13. Vaze
    Vaze January 21, 2014 at 8:43 pm . Reply

    Grant Holt isn’t from Wigan, he’s only registered by them.

    Thought that Wigan were pretty good to us last day of the season with Petrov etc considering they were relegated.

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