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    OBENG BENJAMIN July 29, 2013 at 9:02 am . Reply

    Benteke wil be gr8 dis season buh he shud hve joind tottenham instead of stayin at villa

  2. Foxy
    Foxy July 29, 2013 at 9:05 am . Reply

    Good article, I hadn’t thought of it like that.

    And Obeng, sod off.

  3. Adam
    Adam July 29, 2013 at 9:07 am . Reply

    Nonsense, he should stay at villa make a name for himself, and then join a top champions league club..even benteke laughed when asked if he was joining spurs.

  4. Terry Jones
    Terry Jones July 29, 2013 at 9:15 am . Reply

    Obeng should have joined spuds are you for real they have no real history and their ground is only fit for growing spuds and cabbages. You certainly are not a Villan coming out with comments like this mate Villa are the greatest league club in the history of football.

  5. Rotterdam82
    Rotterdam82 July 29, 2013 at 9:34 am . Reply

    So you think Milner has not impressed at Man City….. Are you having a laugh?

    1. Andrew
      Andrew July 29, 2013 at 3:47 pm . Reply

      Milner was probably their best midfielder for the past 2 seasons with Toure, and one of their best performers overall. Furthest thing from a flop.

  6. anthony
    anthony July 29, 2013 at 9:42 am . Reply

    The only curse is getting rid of dead wood surely Bent for example cant get 5 m for him loan him out till January might get the 7m for him when clubs pay over the top for players in that window think because we seem desperate clubs will take the piss

  7. Richie
    Richie July 29, 2013 at 11:21 am . Reply

    How on earth has Milner not impressed. He’s been a key member of a title winning side, won an FA cup and played in the CL. The rest I agree with but putting Milner in there is just plain wrong.

    1. Rotterdam82
      Rotterdam82 July 29, 2013 at 11:50 am . Reply

      Out of all the players we have sold Milner is the one we miss the most IMO. His attitude and work rate are second to none. Milner would be welcome in almost every top team in Europe!

  8. Vill4M4N
    Vill4M4N July 29, 2013 at 11:22 am . Reply

    “Benteke wil be gr8 dis season buh he shud hve joind tottenham instead of stayin at villa”

    Too late now and he may have flopped at Tottenham!? – Tottenham are NOT in the champions league AGAIN. If we hold on to Benteke and keep improving our team, Villa can be up there with Spurs.

    Lose the Text speak – you look dumb!

  9. Jay Dee
    Jay Dee July 29, 2013 at 12:18 pm . Reply

    Benteke did the right thing for his career staying at AVFC for the simple reason of 1st team football.He has that opertunity to start regular games and prove he can do it consistently.Playing regular starts and scoring regularly gets him into the Belgian 1st team and off to the World Cup.He might not get that same sort of treatment at a recently more successfull club.I hazard a guess that no one came in for Benteke with the right money so he had to stay and make the best of it.UTV

  10. Macca
    Macca July 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm . Reply

    Villa curse?! What a load of codswallop. If players do less well at other clubs it suggests they made a mistake in leaving Villa. The fact of the matter is that some players just feel at home and produce their very best at certain clubs, it possibly has something to do with chemistry and the relationship the club and player have.

    Dean Saunders instantly clicked with Villa.
    Peter Withe, Paul McGrath, Alan Wright, Shaun Teale and so on are players who just clicked with the club and produced great things in the shirt. There are many other players I could list who fit in this category.

    It happens with other clubs, too. Torres at Liverpool was a world beater but he simply hasn’t been the same player since leaving. Charlie Nicholas was great at Celtic but not so hot at Arsenal. There’s a lot to be said for feeling at home at a club and having a great rapport and relationship with the fans…it’s nowt to do with curses and everything to do with being human.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 29, 2013 at 3:10 pm . Reply

      Agree but Torres last season and a half with Liverpool was t so great though he was injured tbf

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 29, 2013 at 3:11 pm . Reply

      Then there was Sasa curcic remember him great with Bolton and an exciting signing for us but he just never produced for whatever reason

      1. nath
        nath July 29, 2013 at 3:18 pm . Reply

        thats a nitemare from the past lol wot about bosko balaban

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath July 29, 2013 at 7:17 pm . Reply

          Lol djemba djemba so shit they named him twice

  11. Macca
    Macca July 29, 2013 at 12:58 pm . Reply


    Have you been following football long, my friend? Villa are a far better bet than clubs like Spurs.

  12. Rotterdam82
    Rotterdam82 July 29, 2013 at 2:45 pm . Reply

    RIP… Former Blues striker Christian Benitez has died aged 27. On behalf of Villa fans we send our condolences to his family, friends and loved ones!
    RIP Christian!

  13. Benno
    Benno July 29, 2013 at 4:58 pm . Reply

    Ashley Young did well in his first season at MU and Milner has been consistent at City…but I get your point. These players are big fish in a little pond at Villa and then they just become another player at these clubs.

    Its hard to put your finger on players like Nzogbia though, i thought he would have been great at Villa. He was the main signing that summer, the player the fans wanted to see…he got to play in different positions and he never really got going.

  14. Lionheart
    Lionheart July 29, 2013 at 5:47 pm . Reply

    With reagrds to slashing the wage bill and getting rid of the ‘Bomb Squad’

    Think Bent will def go.. Bannan too fingers crossed..

    Hutton.. Given and Fonz will all eventually leave this window but most likely on loan and subsidized wages..

    With Petrov Dunne Warnock all already gone.. thats 140K weeks wages saved.. Bent and Bannan will be another 80K min IMO..

    We will probably save 50K on subsidized wages for Hutton Given and Fonz..

    All in all that still a whopping 270Kish we will probably get rid off by end of August..

    I think the 6 new players are probably on about 100K tops between them.. there is still room to get at least two decent quality players in for around 35K a week each and still bank 200k of savings..

  15. williamp
    williamp July 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm . Reply

    Lionheart think one to come but two not so sure. your sums add up by the way.

  16. MarkDraperNumber8
    MarkDraperNumber8 July 29, 2013 at 7:59 pm . Reply

    We made our best and most expensive signing last summer on the very last day of the window in benteke. I’m sure, after removing some members of the ‘bomb squad’ we’ll see a similar ending to this window. If we off load all of the deadwood, I can realistically see 2 new faces coming in.

    Please please let at least the first if it’s going to be two a proper ‘number 10’. Then a another CH would be nice.

    1. Benno
      Benno July 29, 2013 at 9:36 pm . Reply

      Yup, hopefully Lambert pulls off another Benteke type signing on August 31st!! A quality playmaker…

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 29, 2013 at 9:52 pm . Reply

        And a centre half plus back up for Lowton and a new left back as Luna looks no better than Bennett from what iv seen and heard so far. Good going fwd but defensively shit

        1. Mcgrath Is King
          Mcgrath Is King July 29, 2013 at 11:07 pm . Reply

          I’m quite liking Tony Moon

          1. Foxy
            Foxy July 29, 2013 at 11:33 pm . Reply

            Me too. Moon has played a few friendlies, let’s give him a chance. He’s made some good tackles, has already scored (albeit ruled offside) and has one more foot than Bennett. I think he’s going to be very good, and allow Okore/Baker/Vlaar to concentrate on their own jobs.

    2. Foxy
      Foxy July 29, 2013 at 11:34 pm . Reply

      Do you think Lambert is going to try El Ahmadi in the number 10 role?

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 30, 2013 at 2:35 am . Reply

        Kae has come from nowhere into the reckoning. I don’t rate him one bit too error prone and not physical enough and is a busy fool. Having said that he looked half decent v utd and has a decent pre season so maybe he’s turned a corner. But if he isn’t doing it in first few games then that’s it IMO

  17. Terry Jones
    Terry Jones July 29, 2013 at 10:01 pm . Reply

    Oohah mate am still not getting E-Mail alerts from the site and this page there is no boxes to tick to request them can you help.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 30, 2013 at 2:32 am . Reply

      Have u tried logging out and back in again terry?

      1. VTID
        VTID July 30, 2013 at 8:31 am . Reply

        Ooh, I just tried this and it changed nothing, even when you click on the sun follow sign it goes to a dead page, before the website change I got mails regularly now I have to log onto the main website.

  18. Adam
    Adam July 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm . Reply

    Nani has been reportedly offered to psg and Monaco for 8.5m. I think that’s pretty cheap in all honesty. I think he would be good for us, always been overshadowed at united. Long shot definitely but might be worth a bid.

    1. BillyWalkerShirt
      BillyWalkerShirt July 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm . Reply

      Jesus Adam Nani? Leave it out mate he has got to be the most over hyped, over rated overpaid pile of shite of I have ever seen in any a football shirt and that includes Mr Ireland (although he runs a very close second.)

    2. Andrew
      Andrew July 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm . Reply

      He’d have to at least halve his 100k wages. I mean he’s got a lot of talent when he feels like playing, he’s a lot like Ade, really talented, doesn’t care enough. There’s a reason he’s only offered to clubs willing to pay such wages.

  19. Lionheart
    Lionheart July 30, 2013 at 3:41 pm . Reply

    Adam i can really see Mr ‘show boat’ Nani coming to Villa Park on 40k a week and fitting the Pl player profile too…

  20. Adam
    Adam July 30, 2013 at 5:52 pm . Reply

    Yeh true the wages would be an issue I did forget that lol

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