Thursday Paper Talk

Bad news, it has been confirmed by Blackburn that Barry Bannan’s move to Blackburn has broken down due to Blackburn not being able to agree wages with Bannan. Bannan and his representative where asking for too much money, and as a result, Blackburn have had to switch transfer targets. Manager Bowyer wanted this transfer to be completed before the start of the Championship, however that hasn’t happened.

That’s not good, Blackburn where the only team that displayed any sort of interest towards Bannan, and now they’re out. Will he move? Seems unlikely now, he just wants too much money!

The Telegraph has reported that Bent’s proposed move to Newcastle has collapsed last night. Newcastle are now trying to sign Remy on a season-long loan. However, Fulham are very likely to match Villa’s 6 million pound asking price. Bent did prefer a move to Newcastle, but that club has some issues in my opinion so I doubt that they will sign more than a player. Fulham on the other hand have money and are very much interested in Bent, they’ve already had a bid rejected.


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  1. tom
    tom August 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm . Reply

    Barry is being a real fool about this. It could be the best move of his career. Regular football. Still a great club who will always push for promotion and wages would still be sound for him to get the drinks in and buy 2 or 3 super cars. A shame a young lad is sacrificing his talent ( not good enough for us still) over another year or two on beter money. Well he could garantee 5 years if he went to blckburn. Absolute odiot in my eyes.

  2. Foxy
    Foxy August 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm . Reply

    How long is left on his contract?

  3. streetlyvillan
    streetlyvillan August 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm . Reply

    His tactics on his contract are as productive as his skills on the pitch. Looks like he will go on loan somewhere with Villa still paying half his wages. FFS, modern football, aaargh.

  4. Benno
    Benno August 1, 2013 at 3:20 pm . Reply

    Bannan needs to restart his career somewhere, and Balckburn would have been a great place to do it. Surely taking a pay-cut to save your career make sense! I guess not.

  5. Naughtius Maximus
    Naughtius Maximus August 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm . Reply

    yeah a poor decision by bannan and his agent for all the above reasons.
    as for Newcastle going for remy on loan, why on earth would QPR want to loan him out? I could understand them selling him to get money to reinvest and move his wages but why loan out arguably your best player? he’d tear the championship to bits, I know there’s wages to shift but QPR aint that short of cash surely.
    bent would be better off going to Fulham anyway, Newcastle look like a club in turmoil and about to implode. it wouldn’t surprise me to see pardew sacked by the end of sept and replaced by david ike.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 1, 2013 at 10:55 pm . Reply

      That jokinear bloke is worse than faulkner feel sorry for Newcastle having him

  6. MarkDraperNumber8
    MarkDraperNumber8 August 1, 2013 at 3:28 pm . Reply

    It’s a big shame re Bannan, the cheek is astounding, you’d think footballers want to play some football ffs. Modern players..

    Also, I think it’s a little dissapointing on the Bent front, the guy is deffo still worth a solid 8mil but we shot ourselves in the foot making him train with kids. If we had put a bit more faith in him (me meaning at least having on the squad list a little more often last season) we could have got our 8mil no probs. With goals, which he does score, he still could of been in the 10mil region.

    Given and Ireland are immovable.

    The Fonz, jeez

    1. MarkDraperNumber8
      MarkDraperNumber8 August 1, 2013 at 3:29 pm . Reply

      immovable* even

  7. Adam
    Adam August 1, 2013 at 10:20 pm . Reply

    Just goes to show what a cock Barry bannan is. You could tell from his performances and demeanour off the pitch that he believed his own hype and thought he was untouchable. This was his get out and a way to improve his game and make a name for himself as he will only ever be a championship player at best. Good luck finding a club that will pay half what we pay once your contract has expired.

  8. little8
    little8 August 1, 2013 at 10:26 pm . Reply

    Bannan is pure shite, and light and deffo wouldn’t buy him a pint.

  9. Ken
    Ken August 1, 2013 at 10:59 pm . Reply

    There are so many players we could afford that we should be looking at, here is one I prepared earlier

  10. Villa29
    Villa29 August 2, 2013 at 12:07 am . Reply

    Perhaps Bannan still dream of making it at Villa, he has been here for nine years. Maybe he actually has a hard time accepting his time is out? I wouldn’t want to leave Villa myself, what other team would be worth playing for really 🙂 Maybe he hopes for another loan run where he will impress and be let back in to the fold?

  11. nath
    nath August 2, 2013 at 10:04 am . Reply

    i agree villa29

    hes not as hopeless as some say, yes he was poor last year but most was, 4 me he does needs 2 leave maybe on loan or permanent, cos formation and style we played last year exposed him

    but lets not 4get he only known one club, thats the best club in the world. so i can understand him not wanting 2 leave ~ if i was him i would want another chance wouldn’t u

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