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Milner Bound For Villa Park

But the winger will not be going to ICI City ... because Boro said they didn't want him.

And I don't know what Martin O'Neill saw in ex-Leeds player on Sunday, but despite a half-hearted performance, Villa are back in the race to sign him.

According to reports this morning: 'Aston Villa are closing in on the signing of Newcastle winger James Milner in a 4million deal'.

Which is interesting, because Newcastle were happy to take 3m for him back in January.

Sir Bobby Robson bought him and promised to get the best out of the kid. But how can we forget the words of his successor Graeme Souness, who said: 'We won't win anything with a team of James Milners.'




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Date:Thursday August 31 2006

Time: 12:02PM

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I can't believe you're letting him go. He was one of our best players last season and is only 20 and has the potential to be very special. I'd be very pleased if he comes back to Villa.
baros10
I'd say that would be a good move for Milner. He had a great year at Villa and MON will transform him into one of the best midfielders in the country.
Steve64k
I agree with you baros10 - Newcastle's loss is Villa's gain
Steve64k
Yeah and look what happenned to Souness - anyone could tell you that you wouldn't win with a team run by Souness's
Steve64k
And me! I agree as well. Solano has not been himself since he left Villa so who do you have on the right wing???
PaulG
LOL OI VILLA FANS JUST CAUSE MON HAS TAKEN OVER YA THINK U CAN RUN UR MOUTH ABOUT EVERYTHIN BUT IF SHEPARD WANTED TO HE COULD CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF THEN WHERE WOULD YA BE LOL AND WHEN SOLANO HEARD NEWCASTLE FANS SINGING HIS NAME FOR HIM 2 COME BCK TO THE TOON HE HAD NO HESITATION IN COMIN BCK HOME WHERE HE BELONGS LOL I NA WE WE VE JUST STARTED THE PREM LEAG SEASON BUT I CAN'T WAIT TILL IT FINISHES TO SEE U LOT CRUMBLE LOL ID LOVE TO SEE IT MAN OI AND LET ME TELL YA THIS YA AIN'T GONNA BE NO CHELSEA OR BARCELONA TEAM SO GET THAT OUT YA THICK SKULL YA THICK B****** WHILE IT WAS'NT THAT LONG AGO WHEN RONALDINHO WAS GONNA SIGN FOR NEWCASTLE UNTIL BARCELONA CAME IN 4 HIM SO WOT DOES THAT TELL U CERTAINLY BIG ENOUGH 4 THE WORLDS BEST WE SIGN THE BEST LOOK AT OUR STRIKE FORCE AND LOOK AT URS BAROS,ANGEL,MOORE THEN YA MIDFIELD I MEAN COME ON YA NOT EVEN IN SAME LEAG AS NEWCASTLE LOL KEEP DREAMIN
geordie boys
i dont think he is gud enough if lerner is gona give us squillions we should be aiming higher look at west ham they av got teves i cnt blive it!
villasw
Well if he wants to keep him Geordie boys then why doens't he call the thing off? Also how can you guys say Villa shhot their mouths off when you filled half a stand when Owen joined. Also you say look at our strikeforce, lets look at your defence!!!! Newcastle have some great fans, probably the best in the country but you are not doing yourself any favours by insulting Villa and the fans.
PaulG
geordie boys there is no need to get upset. Then again with Roeder, Titearse Bumble, Solano, Luque, Babayaro maybe you should be. I am feeling a sense of anger from you?? It is because M'ON turned you down and you are now stuck with Roeder. Look on the bright side Steve Bruce will be sacked by the B-lose soon and you will be having him. Oh how we laugh.
voiceoftheholte
geordie boys you seem very upset. Well i suppose you have a right to be as your club spends big money BUT never wins fu*k all. Milner knows he will have more chance of success at the Villa than the toon.
deemz
teves to west ham i hear? get real
samtozer
**** u all u villa *****as do u really think m'on wud b wiv uz if we realy wonted him
titchy
nobs
titchy
compleat arsholes
titchy
Some heated comments from both sides which are childish. I don't think you've come out of this to well. Why send the lad down to speak to us then call him back? Sibierski & Rossi are odd signings, I don't think they have the class to help you and although we have a small squad I'd dissapointed if we bought them (not that I think we're any better than you). All the best.
Gazvilla
Gazvilla. No need to patronise our northern friends. Just tell it as it is. They are poor. They have not recovered from M'ON turning them down and they are now having to go cap in hand to get Man City and ManUre reserves. Toon will be in a relegation scrap come Christmas. And titchy may I suggest a dictionary / spell check, as you are really giving Northerners a bad name. Look at the three R's? And that is not reading, writing and arithmatics, it is Roeder, rejects and relegation.
voiceoftheholte
...we thought our club was run as a joke.
murph
I cant beleive you think you will do well this season Look what happened last time Roeder was in charge of a team. they were sent down & they had Deccanio in the team Quit the BS talk, apart from the Keegan Era you a pile of pants & was shown up for what you truly are last Sunday "Your just a small town in Scotland"
TuBBz
we've got more history than all of ur villa fans will av in a life time and wot do u know about buisness anyway if it did't work it did't work out just cause ur sulkin cause u did't get milner i dod't care if ur angry i dod't care if u went down which is a strong posibility and u say we've signed sibieski with rossi well lets face it its better than nothin and who u boght o yeah thats right petrov for 8 million quid lol plz wot reputation has he got wot has he won to be called a big player the scottish leag lol plz ya buyin more s*** in to ya squad at lest we've bought quality as in owen martins parker duff emre n zogbia ??? but who av u reall bought in with quality ermm no 1 so their wot ya not good enough you've only won 2 games man lol dod't get carried away you'll be stuglin very soon fingers crossed and u say newcastle is in scotland well just shows the intelergence of u lot ur as th1ck as s*** just like ur brummy fans r lol
geordie boys
I'm taking the p1ss you muppet. we sang it Sunday when we ragged you 2-0
TuBBz
O YEAH VERY FUNNY MATE YEAH WELL DONE DUMB A-S-S PR***
geordie boys
I'll tell you what i find funnier. The fact you think your gonna finish above us this season ;)
TuBBz
 

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