Young in Villa return? Wrong for so many reasons.

The Daily Mail have apparently suggested that Ashley Young might return to the Villa and I have to say it just made me laugh.
First off, I believe Young is on around £120,000 a week. Would he really be willing to take a pay cut of around £100,000 a week to come to us? It’s just a crazy notion.

Then, there’s the transfer fee, where apparently United would be willing to take less than the £17 million they paid us for him.
How about £12 million less? No, I don’t think so and that’s even if we could afford £5 million.
Which we can’t, if the all-in spend of £10 mill including wages is true.

So maybe we’re talking about a loan?
I doubt it myself, as I just don’t think Young is Lambert’s kind of player.

I rated Young highly at the Villa and he gave us some really good moments. Who could forget that goal at Goodison, for instance? But I often criticised him for his diving. Indeed, didn’t he even dive in a game against us? I forget exactly, but I’m pretty sure he did.
I’m not sure how you’d feel about him returning, but my feeling is it’d be doomed to fail.
And even if you dislike the player, it’d at least be a sign of us showing some ambition.

So in short, it just isn’t going to happen is it?

In other news, Roy Keane has categorically said he isn’t going to be Villa’s next manager, when he was specifically asked in an interview.
The mind boggles. While I don’t think for one minute he will be (and definitely hope not, as he’s been useless up to now imo), what was he supposed to say?
“Yeah, I’m here to pinch Lambert’s job”?

So, both non-stories then.


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  1. B6
    B6 July 9, 2014 at 8:42 am . Reply

    Fat!! Meant far.

  2. DSVilla
    DSVilla July 9, 2014 at 10:05 am . Reply

    Faulkner is just a focal point for the disillusionment of the fans. Whilst culpable in the appointment of managers, he was just Lerner’s puppet as far as I can see. The problem is lack of investment in quality players in the last few seasons and poor football. Lerner is responsible for the first, and Lambert and his coaching staff the second. Having said that, we will probably end up having a better season than last. CNZ, Cole and Sendeross (yes even him!) along with Okore/Benteke and Kozak returning to fitness will make a difference. Even bendtner (if he signs) will help if he manages to not trip over his own ego.

  3. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld July 9, 2014 at 12:54 pm . Reply

    IncogAVFC has tweeted that a confirmation on Bendtner could be coming soon..

    1. DSVilla
      DSVilla July 9, 2014 at 10:24 pm . Reply

      IncogAVFC seems to know about as much as i do. Eff all.

  4. nath
    nath July 9, 2014 at 1:06 pm . Reply

    anyone predicted the Brazil score last nite lol, i had muller 1st goalscorer and 1 nil to Germany 30/1 i was up for a minute or two

    i av messi and argies 2,1 for tonites game 28/1

    loads happened since since i was last ere ~ but i think this bendtner move if true could be good, adds more back up 2 benteke and kojak and must mean bents finally offloaded . any news on mutton move to baggies

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm . Reply

      Agreed I actually rate Bentner and easily the best signing bar benteke that lamberk will ever make

  5. Lionheart
    Lionheart July 9, 2014 at 1:21 pm . Reply

    Really baffling to what is happening at Villa..

    it seems no one has a effing clue on how to go about things…

    We have a manager that is making a complete d!ck of himself.. banged on and on about the young and hungry model and yet two seasons in is doing a complete and utter 360 on it..

    I thought we were trying to reduce the wage bill and yet are adding turd to the squad.. either players who are injury prone or shite or both..!!

    Let’s just say Bentdner does come in.. that 60K a week spunked on those three players.. why don’t we use that money better.. or do we just not have the nous to do that.. there all going to be on two year contracts.. surely we could find the RIGHT player or two on better wages who would cost the same budget wise rather then buying quantity over any sort of quality..

    Unbelievable what is going on at the Villa.. complete and utter shambles…!!!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 9, 2014 at 2:10 pm . Reply

      This may come as a shock coming from mr negative himself but I actually rate Bentner and think he’s underrated. Out of all lamberts dross signings this is the first one I can get slightly excited about

      1. nath
        nath July 9, 2014 at 2:26 pm . Reply

        please oohahahahahahaha we don’t believe u

        i think the young and hungry model was born out of necessity ~ was lambert meant 2 say i am bringing in young cheaper players cos we are skint but hey we will be ok. and like b6 says now 2 years on its time 2 bring in the more established players but on the cheap as ordered from the man in charge lerner.

        i also think oohahahahahaha bentner maybe because benteke may push for a spurs move, my mate is a spurs fan and he reckons spurs will return for him.

        1. Lamberk
          Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 2:59 pm . Reply

          Its good to see that the acceptance of failure has filtered its way down to the majority of the supporters now.
          Bendtner, along with Cole and Seder-dross are awful players just looking for a club stupid enough to give them one last big pay day in the “best league in the world”.
          We have a chairman who doesn’t give a toss, no chief executive, a crap manager and a shocking playing squad.
          Why should any of this be acceptable?
          The recipe for failure has filtured down to the terraces now and we are doomed.
          Shit club.

          1. nath
            nath July 9, 2014 at 3:18 pm . Reply

            or is it more acceptance of reality, nothings gonna change until lerner sells up and all we can do is survive. until new owner and investment arrives.

            no decent player will come 2 villa knowing this cloud hangs over us, sendros and cole both took reduced wages, keane also is said 2 have taken less wages. so bendtner i guess if he does come will also follow suit, the squad is improving slightly and 2 no real costs

          2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath July 9, 2014 at 3:36 pm . Reply

            agree with all you say but bentner isnt that bad and the best we could hope for. Agree with all your other comments though

          3. mike
            mike July 9, 2014 at 6:49 pm . Reply

            Cole is far from a crap player. Just injury prone. If he plays for a sustained period will be a bargain. Bendtner has a decent international record just needs a kick up the arse and a reality check. Keane will do this. Be positive. Up the villa

      LANGFORDVILLA July 9, 2014 at 3:13 pm . Reply

      Lionheart…Bendtner will pay for himself in that there is NO fee plus sell-on possibilities. Its a no-brainer given that he is a decent player and more likely to net than Gabby or Andreas. An excellent signing, especially with the absence of Kozak and Benteke. Just needs to get his head right….step in Keano 🙂
      Fuck off Lerner, the Villa is OURS!

      1. Lamberk
        Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 3:27 pm . Reply

        A right on cue!
        Bought your season tickets yet lads? Who know’s, you may even get to see more than 10 home defeats this coming season. Enjoy yourselves won’t you.

      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:59 am . Reply


  6. Darren
    Darren July 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm . Reply

    I actually don’t think we will be as bad on field this season as last, of course its not going to be anything to jump up and down about but it will be a slight improvement in my opinion as long as key players stay fit and don’t get sold.

    Returning. Benteke, will be massive, we know he can produce the goods. Kozak, good substitute that scored early in the season when needed. Okore, looks impressive and if can partner well with Vlaar will be a good defensive duo. NZogbia, we know can play well and I hope he does, not sure what will happen here but if he turns up and has a good season we will look much better.

    In comers: Cole, could do a decent job, not sold on what he will do for us but potential is there, I feel he will start ok and disappear as the season moves on but if he can consistently play a decent AM role id be thrilled. Senderos, I hope he doesn’t start a game, I really do, do not rate him.

    Possiblilities: Bendtner; Id be happy to have Bendtner up front to partner Benteke, may spell the end of Gaby however. Bendtner would score for us and just create another issue for defences.

    Not Mentioned: , Delph is still our best midfielder and I hope he can improve even further with a little more leadership around him (Cole).

    XI: Guzan; Herd, Okore, Vlaar, Luna, Bacuna, Delph, Cole, Nzogbia, Bendtner, Benteke
    SUBS: Steer, Senderos, Lowton, Carruthers, Westwood, Gaby, Kozak

  7. Darren
    Darren July 9, 2014 at 4:40 pm . Reply

    That has to be an improvement on
    Guzan; Lowton, Clarke, Vlaar, Baker, Luna, Westwood, Delph, Sylla, Gaby, Weimann,

      LANGFORDVILLA July 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm . Reply

      Darren…agree with most of that but I think Grealish needs to be given some game time!

  8. Darren
    Darren July 9, 2014 at 4:57 pm . Reply

    Who’s in and out for your team Langfordvilla?

      LANGFORDVILLA July 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm . Reply

      Darren..just Gardner and Grealish on the bench mate. A good first 11 that you picked…well the nst on the books anyway. Need to find a decent left back then I think our defence will be okish.

  9. nath
    nath July 9, 2014 at 5:08 pm . Reply

    Guzan Lowton Okore Vlaar dunno left back, westwood delph cole Nzogbia Benteke Bendtner

  10. ifiruledtheworld
    ifiruledtheworld July 9, 2014 at 5:10 pm . Reply

    Hearing Delph and Gabby have been offered new deals, and Vlaar will be offered a new one also upon his return from the World Cup. Bendtner is supposedly gonna be announced within 48 hours. All coming from tweets from IncogAVFC.

    1. Lamberk
      Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 6:09 pm . Reply

      “Gabby” is a complete waste of human flesh. He is totally useless.
      Delph is equally as bad.

      1. mike
        mike July 9, 2014 at 7:36 pm . Reply

        If youve not got any thing positive to say ever why even bother with this forum ?

        1. Lamberk
          Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 9:05 pm . Reply

          This site is about opinions mate.
          Nobody is right or wrong.

  11. Andrew
    Andrew July 9, 2014 at 5:37 pm . Reply

    Having Bendtner would give us quite a bit of relief from not having Benteke back yet. Kozak being back in light training is huge news as well. Weimann and Robinson should provide good enough cover. Do hope we see a winger still come in, despite N’Zogbia being back. DM is still the obvious position we need, but having players back from injury can go a long way for Villa.

    1. Lamberk
      Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 6:11 pm . Reply

      Re-arrange these words Andrew.
      Straws at are clutching you!

      1. Andrew
        Andrew July 9, 2014 at 6:19 pm . Reply

        Are straws clutching at you? Am I close?

        But no, you’re probably right. But then I’m not expecting much and feel we will be more comfortable if we sign Bendtner and can sign a Left Back, Midfielder and maybe a winger, even on loan.

        1. Lamberk
          Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 6:28 pm . Reply

          I’m sure there are more “quality” bosmans out there.
          Here’s me thinking that the club had decided not to buy has-beens on stupid money anymore!

          1. Andrew
            Andrew July 9, 2014 at 6:38 pm . Reply

            20k a week for Cole, 14k a week for Senderos is far better than 60k for Given, 80k for Bent, no? 20-25k maybe for Bendtner at most.

            If we reportedly do have the 10-15m for wages + fees, then we have anywhere between 7-12m for 2-3 positions. That’s if the Telegraph was even correct that he’d only get a little more money than the reported 10m.

            Pilkington’s still free. There’s our winger. 😉

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:53 am . Reply


          2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
            OohAhPaulMcGrath July 9, 2014 at 8:13 pm . Reply

            He’s not a has been at 26. He is coming into his peak years. Has one assist or one goal every 4 games. Not too shabby as at 26 can still improve

          3. GIDDYVILLAN
            GIDDYVILLAN July 9, 2014 at 8:42 pm . Reply

            It’s not a done deal yet according to my local news there’s several clubs interested in bendtner so I’m not going to get carried away just least fatty ain’t handling any deals now.

    LANGFORDVILLA July 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm . Reply

    Bendtner, LB and DM and I will feel much happier……happier loves it when I feel her 🙂

    1. mike
      mike July 9, 2014 at 9:13 pm . Reply

      Pete colley says there is nothing in the bendtner links. Breathe easy.

      1. Lamberk
        Lamberk July 9, 2014 at 11:00 pm . Reply

        Thats great news! You see, I can be positive!

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:53 am . Reply


  13. Bum Bum
    Bum Bum July 9, 2014 at 11:13 pm . Reply

    Vlaar the outstanding player in tonight’s game! Nice one Ron!!!!

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 9, 2014 at 11:49 pm . Reply

      Always rely on vlaar to fuvk it up when it matters. Why he took a pen in first place is beyond me must be LVG being tactically brilliant agsin yawn

      1. 88
        88 July 10, 2014 at 9:18 am . Reply

        The only player with the balls to take it – 2 others refused!!! Fair play to him, best CB at the WC according to Rio Ferdinand.
        I would like to see his stats for last night – headers won, tackles, interceptions etc. Playing against Messi Higuain Aguero etc who couldn’t score against him.
        I think he has been immense and its a shame as it would have been good to see a Villan in a World Cup Final.

    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:52 am . Reply


  14. OriginalLondonLion
    OriginalLondonLion July 10, 2014 at 12:29 am . Reply

    I think Gabby’s skills are perfectly suited to left back. He is a clean tackler, has the necessary speed, and of course he can pick a pass on the overlap. If we give him a new contract that solves the main defensive problem.

  15. Adam
    Adam July 10, 2014 at 9:18 am . Reply

    Disgusting that Vlaar had to take a penalty. Shows the courage of the guy to take one for the team unfortunately wasn’t meant to be. He had a quality game though, and think this world cup will have given him a big boost. Vlaar and Okore partnership I think could be really good!

      GIDDYVILLAN July 10, 2014 at 9:25 am . Reply

      It certainly put him in the shop window mate. He obviously plays aload better around decent players.

      1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:52 am . Reply


      2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
        OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:52 am . Reply


    2. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 9:52 am . Reply


  16. Kerryvillan
    Kerryvillan July 10, 2014 at 9:24 am . Reply

    My team for next year

    lowton,vlar, okore,new lb
    Clark/new DM
    Delph westwood/Gardner
    Cole benteke Nzogbia

    and grealish on the bench comin on for Cole at 60 to 70 mins.

    LANGFORDVILLA July 10, 2014 at 10:02 am . Reply

    Kerry..they are exactly my thought too. LB and a DM (Viera type) would be great. How about Nzonzi from Stoke?

    1. ifiruledtheworld
      ifiruledtheworld July 10, 2014 at 12:05 pm . Reply

      People are missing the point, we actually have a DM in Sylla, who is ironically rated very highly by Viera himself. However he is constantly played out of position.. he was good when he came in but had a shocker last season, maybe this season he can turn it around?

      1. Colonius81
        Colonius81 July 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm . Reply

        I woul agree with this, he seemed to always be deployed to the right of a midfield 3 with the expectation of carrying it forward or slotting in to cover the RB
        I think he could really improve given a central no nonsense dm role and more importantly a run if games.

        He has that knack for breaking up the play and timely pressing of players but it went missing for the second half of last season

    #HELENIUS July 10, 2014 at 10:22 am . Reply

    Not sure but OOHAH may have put up a new post 🙂

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath July 10, 2014 at 10:24 am . Reply

      Lol I dint no any other way of letting people no as we arnt on newsnow

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