As we all now alex mcleish is not one to talk about his business
however his big toe has been known to leek information
and today his big toe has finally spoken
his big toe says alex is relieved to join a great club in aston villa
leaving the dark side of birmingham is a breath of fresh air
and he expect many great things to happen in the next few years
bannan will become great
albrighton will shine
and gary gardner will make jack wilshere look like a buffoon
and his signings will be the best we have ever seen
where did that come from Coker back no way please NO.
We should be ridding ourselves of his like and some of the others who are at the end, Dunne, Petrov and Heskey just have to go
Wooo Hooo BFB....
Reo, where's Your Champions League.... Where's Your Champions League
Far far away......
we have sold Yorke, Milner barry now young and downing is refusing to commit to a contract,
Henderson was a sunderland fan, Rooney was an everton fan, Carroll was a toon fan,gerrard was an accrington fan (ok maybe not )
If Gary gardner comes good and fullfills half of the potential that we all think he has ..I am resigned to the fact he will be sold like every other quality player ... we have had in the last 20 years..
:-( if he breaks through this year or next he might even be sold before he reaches anything like his peak a la henderson, rooney, jones and Paul McShane .. ( k maybe not Rooney )
Please don't go...... don't gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I beggin you to stay.....
I wouldn't mind Reo-Coker coming back tbh as he can still do a job for us. All he wants is a decent pay rise after the way he has been treated by MON and why shouldn't he now he's hitting the peak of his career. All pro footballers are greedy and are on ridiculous money anyway so what's another 30k per week in the grand scheme of things especially when we will have to pay millions to replace him plus he will have a resell value too if he moves on at a later date. Ok some of the better players mentioned are maybe on less but they are only kids, when they ask for their next contract they will be demanding a lot more trust me.
A team needs defensive players as well as attacking but a lot of people seems to think they aren't worth spending money on but I disagree. Some people claim Bent is on 100k per week. Ashley Young is going to UTD for 130k per week (Rooney is on almost double that already). Based on last seasons contribution to the team don't tell me Reo-Coker is less than half the player Ashley Young is. I know RL is trying to get wages down but surely we are already part the way there and the focus is on getting rid of the expensive players stuck on the bench or in the reserves, players close to retirement or with no resell value not proper first teamers that have only just turned 27.
I'm not fussed by Reo, but tell me another DM with the experience he has that would cast us less on a 4 year deal?
Even if we give him £50k a week with no signing on fee it'd still be cheaper than spending £5m on say Gardner and then what would we have to pay him £35-40k a week?