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Phil Bardsley to Villa?

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Martin O'Neill has spoken about his plans to bring Man Utd right-back Phil Bardsley to Villa Park on loan.

"I spoke to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson a few days ago about Bardsley, and he wouldn't mind a deal at all," said the Villa boss.

"But, like anything else, until things are signed I won't take it for granted. I hope he will join us this week."

Bardsley would be eligible to play after the Villa play Man U in the Premiership on Saturday. His arrival would ease Villa's defensive problems, enabling O'Neill to move Mellberg back to centre-back.

How much of an asset to you see Bardsley being to Villa?

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posted Jan 8, 2007

I was hoping Big Sam would go for this lad. He would fit into the Bolton style of play. Hard and physical. Hopefully Sam's got enough credit with his mate Fergie to loan Alan Smith another Bolton style player.<grr>

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posted Jan 8, 2007

I am happy with the signing considering what a liability our current right back - Aaron Hughes - is like and hopefully Phil can get a game here, but i - like most villa fans - still feel that we desperatly need a striker. All this talk about bringing in SWP and co is great and would love to see him down here at Villa Park but we oh so desperatly need a striker. I am a season ticket holder and have been to every game this season and i have found that we aren't scoring because we can't hit the target. We aren't scoring because our current strikers can't. Gabby is a natural right midfielder and can't really cope to well up front because of his lack of experience. BOTTOM LINE - WE NEED A STRIKER!

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posted Jan 9, 2007

i'm happy that finally we are gettin players to fill in the gaps that are missing in our team.although has not been playin as bad as last season, it is clear how much help we need.
i am happy that he is coming as it will give our team a boost and also if the manager thinks that it's right then it must be.
as long as Bardsley doesn'tt mind coming to us then i'm happy.

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posted Jan 9, 2007

I think MON is really waiting until the Summer. He may have do temporary patchup in Jan. There isn't much really top class material available now. Stiker s are really expensive now, too.

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posted Jan 9, 2007

aston villa have signed shevchenko on loan for the rest of the season.. (if i add this comment maybe it will come true)<ale>

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comment by JRJ (U6642747)

posted Jan 9, 2007

Shevchenko? I swear the consensus was that our current strikers aren't scoring. Why, then, would we want to sign Chelsea's misfit?

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posted Jan 9, 2007

Shevchenko? I swear the consensus was that our current strikers aren't scoring. Why, then, would we want to sign Chelsea's misfit?

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Are you on insane?

Chelsea play very narrow because of the ballack signing. Shevchenko works the defense with clever short runs through the centre.

In the current set up he just isn't getting the space.

He has assisted drogba a lot this year.

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posted Jan 9, 2007

Dunno much about Phil Bardsley, but if O'Neill thinks its right then he must be a good player. Sheva would be a dream signing but realistically I think we could get a few good players from the Championship, e.g. David Nugent or Freddy Eastwood.

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comment by Brady12 (U6880332)

posted Jan 10, 2007

Saw Bardsley in a Cheshire nightspot last year swagging round with Kieran Richardson thinking he owned the place... Surprised O'Neil has taken someone on with this kind of attitude

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posted Feb 14, 2007

which nitespot did u c phil bardsley and kieran richardson cos i saw em swannin around finkin dey was hard too

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