Aston Villa Message Board
Any1 see the report that MON is tracking Alan Smith after Boro failed to land him?
I'v given the Newcastle boys some shit about wanting to sign him so i had better stick to my word.
He's a good squad player with 110% comittment but is not prolific enough in front of goal.As for the argument that he can also play midfield!!! Well,i know Fergie put him there a few times but i can't accept that Smith actualy did any good there,so for me there is not a valid argument that he's more than just a striker. Sorry but i want better than Smith for the Villa.
According to the figures we fans have already put bums on seats with our season tickets ma...
According to the figures we fans have already put bums on seats with our season tickets maybe I am just impatient but I want to compete with the top table this year (oh and beat you noses!) sorry Nigel.
I just have to have faith that MoN has a plan...oh pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
Harewood isn't world class, but he is a decent quality striker, big and strong and will gi...
Harewood isn't world class, but he is a decent quality striker, big and strong and will give us good cover if Carew gets injured. MON will always try and play a target man, and Angel has gone. Harewood had a bad season last year, but so did the whole West Ham team, they had seriuos problems and not just on the pitch, it went deeper than that. The season before he scored 15, before that 17, before that 14 so he is capable of chipping in with a few from the bench. £3.7m isn't a lot of money for a squad player. We need cover, and I'd have took him in November even if he had only scored four goals, it could have given us an extra eight points......get the drift ?
Another point worth noting is that in the last 11 months Villa have spent £26m on players and haven't finished yet, when was the last time we did that........and for the record he rejected blues and not the other way round.
To get world class players you have to be a world class team, with a world class manager, playing in world class competitions. We have non of these attributes yet, be patient. As many know I'm a Milan fan and have been watching them at the San Siro for over twenty years now, and they didn't get where they are with a five year plan !!
Players will come but it will take a long time, we should concentrate on our great youth accadamy and mould a few into top quality players. Lets not prove O'leary right and start being fickle.
I think the "Smith" with Man U didn't really get on the pitch enough to become effective. ...
I think the "Smith" with Man U didn't really get on the pitch enough to become effective. Now the "Smith" that was with Leeds I would take anytime. Understand your point, but we need depth so I would take him now. If Man U get Tevez, he becomes surplus and someone could get him on the cheap.
3 goals in a season where he played a decent number of games - thats bernado corradi terri...
3 goals in a season where he played a decent number of games - thats bernado corradi territory, regardless of how crap the team played. Harewood is not good, and 15 odd goals in the championship means nothing.
We have plenty of strikers, and although I take your point we don't have a ready-made target man to replace Carew when necessary, we do have gabby, young, moore, big john, and we are looking, 'apparently' for another top-class striker (what happened to Defoe?).
Doeas this mean we are now no longer looking for a top-class striker or do we wan't of those too? If we do, just how the hell are we going to keep all these guys happy - please don't tell me we are going to off-load moore on some cut price deal, like we did with davis.....
Anyway, I am gutted that this is where we are going - I wouldn't put him in the team ahead of any of our current strikers, would you? Even with Carew out, I would use two of our pacy ones.
Villa, like Blues have always had a hardcore of supporters who would turn up to watch the ...
Villa, like Blues have always had a hardcore of supporters who would turn up to watch the shirts drying on a washing line. Its not those you are selling to now, as you say, you have aready put bums on seats without buying any quality at all. Its the ones who are watching to see who is coming, before handing over cash, and they make an average gate a good gate, to compare with the top clubs every week, it makes all the difference. ...but there is only so far the patience of any supporter will stretch before someones says "Wait a minute, we've paid our money, now where's the goods"! Mon is shrewd, but I think being a little more open would allay the supporters fears a little.
- View More Messages