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  1. domingo
    domingo August 4, 2015 at 11:26 am . Reply

    also talk that Senderdross could be on his way to turkey 🙂

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm . Reply


  2. domingo
    domingo August 4, 2015 at 11:30 am . Reply

    still no takers for Aleksandar Tonev, Aly Cissokho, Kieran Richardson and Charles N’Zogbia.
    i think we will see cissokho leave but the others are looking unmovable loaning them out maybe our only option .

    1. marvin
      marvin August 4, 2015 at 4:22 pm . Reply

      I think Richardson could still fill in when needed so that isn’t a terrible to have him sitting around as backup. As for Tonev and Cissokho, I definitely could see them getting at least a loan move before the end of the window.

      As for N’Zogbia, the guy is crazy if he thinks any major club would be interested in him and I could honestly see him declining a loan move to a Championship club. Personally, I think his best move would be to get a transfer to a European club where he could at least compete in the Europa, because if the club signs 1-2 more this window I honestly don’t know if he will make the squad.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 4:40 pm . Reply

        I wouldn’t mind keeping cissoko with our luck Amavi is bound to get injured and he would be good cover. Think Cossokho isn’t a bad player tbf

        1. marvin
          marvin August 4, 2015 at 5:01 pm . Reply

          I agree – we are now talking about substitute players here and I know he may not make as many runs forward as Sherwood would like, or have a great cross, but he is still a good option.

        2. Andrew
          Andrew August 4, 2015 at 5:03 pm . Reply

          Decent option but we still need rid of players if we are to sign more due to the amount we currently have, or Villa will be paying wages of players they can’t register due to having more than 25, and if teams want Cissokho then he should be sold as no one seemingly wants N’Zogbia, Tonev, Richardson and such.

  3. JB
    JB August 4, 2015 at 2:24 pm . Reply

    The Spain Under 19 international is represented by the same agents who look after Jose Angel Crespo, the right-back Villa signed from Cordoba last week.
    Villa have discussed paying a fee to take the winger on loan for the season, while a permanent £7million deal – with buy-back clauses included – is also an option.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 4:41 pm . Reply

      So basically if he’s shit we are stuck with him if he’s good he goes bk to barca and we lose another good. Player

      1. Andrew
        Andrew August 4, 2015 at 4:55 pm . Reply

        Yep, welcome to how Barcelona do business for their youngsters. They have that with Delfelou, had it with Bojan, they have it with everyone of their youth players, and why shouldn’t they?

    2. marvin
      marvin August 4, 2015 at 5:09 pm . Reply

      He looks and sounds like a quality signing on loan or for a few seasons, although my only concern is where does he play? (yes, on the wing) I am starting to get confused on who might be in the starting 11, plus I would have thought after preseason the one area we looked weak was in defense. I definitely would have thought we might be in for an extra defender instead. I suppose if we outscore teams it doesn’t matter though…

      1. Andrew
        Andrew August 4, 2015 at 5:17 pm . Reply

        Probably are in for a defender, but it doesn’t hurt to get an extra wing option, especially one you don’t have to register. He and Grealish supporting Gestede? Would be quality. Especially after Sherwood said Gestede’s better in the air than Benteke, I would think wingers top his list right now.

        1. marvin
          marvin August 4, 2015 at 6:18 pm . Reply

          You’re right – getting the ball up to Kozak or Gestede will probably be a large part of how we play this season, although given our options in midfield it will be interesting to see who Sherwood picks this weekend. I’m just not that sure Grealish is even a guaranteed starter now (regardless of injuries right now). Every position up front will have to fight to earn their place, which is encouraging.

          1. Andrew
            Andrew August 4, 2015 at 7:47 pm . Reply

            He’s not guaranteed, definitely not. Just thought an attacking duo as young and talented as Grealish and Traore sounded great. Agreed Sherwood’s far from easy to read on how he’ll set the team up.

  4. Andrew
    Andrew August 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm . Reply

    Also supposedly Sherwood wants Baker to go on loan for experience, meaning a CB has to be coming in if Senderos goes too.

    GIDDYVILLAN August 4, 2015 at 5:20 pm . Reply

    Give vlaar a roll on contact ?????

  6. JB
    JB August 4, 2015 at 5:25 pm . Reply

    Prefer Praet, but take him for but only a buy not loan. I think we are still light in the AM position so think its right we are looking at that position still but agree a RB/CB is imperative.

  7. JB
    JB August 4, 2015 at 5:32 pm . Reply

    As much as i hated the thought a few weeks ago, with my new found optimism from some of the new signings with potential, i would quite like Johnny Evans with his experience to sit in our back 4 now.

  8. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 August 4, 2015 at 6:01 pm . Reply

    Agree we need another defender but RB or CB and to start or as a squad player? Clark / Richards is going to be the preferred choice at CB with Okore then Baker (if he stays). Doesn’t Donacien (sp) also play as a CB and we also have Crespo who can play both RB and CB. A pay as you play contract for Vlaar isn’t such a bad option (I can here you moaning from here OohAh!). TS experimenting with Sanchez at CB suggests to me that we aren’t in the market for a CB at present. I think a top quality RB would be my preference with Mutton to cover.

    I think we should hold on to Richardson – he provides decent cover in a number if left sided positions and was one of the few to come away from Wembley with his pride intact.

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm . Reply

      No to Vlaar even if he paid us.Problem is Crespo is injured already and we know the rest will be as well.NO idea why but our CsHs struggle to play more than half dozen games without some injury

    LANGFORDVILLA August 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm . Reply

    H60….. Vlaar is out for 4 months (oohah gave him an extra kick just to make sure) 🙂
    Johny Evans or Ashley Williams are decent options IMO. I also agree that Richardson should stay as back up!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 6:53 pm . Reply

      It was me that kicked him in the first place lol

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath August 4, 2015 at 7:18 pm . Reply

      NEW POST UP and Positive ouch

  10. Badger123
    Badger123 August 4, 2015 at 7:19 pm . Reply

    I’m not sure why some seem to have a downer on this Traore kid.
    He’s one of the WORLD’S best young prospects apparently and I’d be happy with that sort of player coming, even if there is a buy-back clause.
    Because if Barca wanted him back, that would mean he’d been great for us.

    No doubt it’ll all come down to money, but if the kid wants game time, he most likely won’t get it at Pool, which means we must have a very good chance.
    Especially with Sherwood’s seeming silky sales skills.

    If the story is even true, that is.
    Which I doubt, myself.

    1. Andrew
      Andrew August 4, 2015 at 7:48 pm . Reply

      Started in Spain so it’s most likely true.

      Agreed, and Barcelona would probably have a relatively large buyback clause in it, say we pay 10m, they’d probably be paying twice that next summer and three times that the following summer, as that tends to be how they do it.

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