Date: 13th June 2018 at 12:53pm
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Now I know I’m not always the sharpest tool in the box, but with recent mismanagement issues at Aston Villa, I’m really not sure whether to laugh or not?

The EFL have today confirmed the released and retained lists previously submitted by all member clubs.

The released list is pretty simple apart from a couple of youngsters that I’d assumed might get a little bit more time with us.

The list submitted confirms that the following have all now left the club as free agents:

Abdo Khalid
Agbonlahor Gabriel
Borg Oscar Francis
Finnerty James John
Hutton Alan
Idem Emmanuel Okokon
Johansson Viktor Tobias
Samba Veijeany Christopher
Terry John George
Watkins Bradley

Oscar Borg stands out to me as I thought he looked pretty good in recent Under 23 matches that were screened and we did expect big things from James Finnerty, but that’s not what has me overly confused.

Frenchman and now full international Jordan Amavi appears on our retained list and apparently remains under contract. So does Mark Bunn.

Fair enough these lists were compiled in May, so wouldn’t include potential transfers of Pierluigi Gollini and Carles Gil who have reportedly had loan options exercised, even though the deals aren’t 100% confirmed.

But Amavi left months ago and we’ve been paid for him – because we know we factored some of that fee with a bank for earlier access to the cash.

I really don’t know if I’m coming or going anymore. Clearly an error (you’d think), but just another on a growing list.


Adomah Albert
Amavi Jordan Kevin
Bazeley Isaiah Robert Graham
Bedeau Jacob Mitchell
Bjarnason Birkir
Blackett-Taylor Corey Josiah Paul
Bree James Patrick
Bunn Mark John
Chester James Grant
Clark Mitchell
Clarke Jack Aidan
Cox Jordan Raymond
Davis Keinan Vincent Joseph
De Laet Ritchie Ria Alfons
Doyle Hayes Jake Billy
Eissa Ahmed Elmohamady
Elphick Tommy
Gardner Gary
Gil de Pareja Vicent Carles
Gollini Pierluigi
Grealish Jack
Green Andre Jay
Hepburn-Murphy Rushian
Hogan Scott Andrew
Hourihane Conor
Jedinak Michael John
Knibbs Harvey
Kodjia Jonathan
Lansbury Henri George
Lyden Jordan
McCormack Ross
McKirdy Harry
Mooney Kelsey
O’Hare Callum
Odutayo Colin Ladipo
Pastorek Jozef
Prosser Alexander
Richards Micah
Sarkic Matjia
Steer Jed John
Suliman Easah Zaheer
Taylor Neil John
Tshibola Aaron
Vassilev Indiana Denchev
Whelan Glenn David


Birch Jack David
Birch Mason Lewis
Boucher Kieran David
Bridge Mungo Olayipo Oladapo
Brunt Lewis
Guy Ben
Hooper Anton Abeku
Ige Luke
McConnachie Charlie
Patterson Ethan James Alexander
Ramsey Jacob
Revan Dominic
Rowe Callum Miles
Sea Dimitri Disseka
Stretch Callum Blu
Tait Moran Michael
Walker Jake
Williams Joshua Arthur

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