Date: 5th March 2012 at 1:08pm
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Two seasons, two new managers = two seasons of transition… especially so considering we have a squad/had a squad full of over paid average players…

Randy tried to invest, break the top four with spending but it ultimately failed.

Should he of allowed MON to spend that much?

Looking now probably not, but how many of you were complaining then about spending too much money??

Not one. I know I wasn’t.

Either way he trusted the manager to get the job done and backed him in the transfer market and that Judas bastard walked out because he was told to use players he had already signed… players HE signed.. players on a fortune for a fortune who HE deemed good enough to sign.. That or sell to spend but who wanted these awful players on these kinds of wages? No one!!!

Still somehow, people will see me as being a heretic, blaspheming the almighty one.

Randy has to balance the books because of the rules in place and our wage bill (we failed to get CL remember) and we could end up being the next Pompey!

Of course by this time, fair-weather fans would be nowhere to be seen anyway. Villa fans need to understand we are not Madrid, the Mancs or Barca!!!!!!! A lot of Villa fans also need to realise that Eck isn’t going anywhere (unless we get relegated perhaps but I really don’t think we will).

IF you’re a true Villan till you die, support the team (If you go and can afford to go!!!) Cheer them on every game whether you hate McLeish, you hate Heskey, you hate Hutton…

Just get behind the team FFS…

I do not understand why fans turn up and boo? Hutton gets booed before the ball is kicked! The booing is not going to help. Even the players say when the crowd gets behind them it gives them a boost.

I’m not a McLeish Lover. I’m not a Lerner Lover. I’m a Villa Lover and I just want everyone to pull together and create an atmosphere the opposition fears, not our own players

With thanks to John Avfc Thomas from the Vital Villa facebook page: facebook

Accounts explained by an accountant: Click Here
Forum thread on accounts and the need to balance books: Click Here

Spending to date:

FIRST SEASON 2006/2007 :

Out


Kevin Phillips (WBA £700k )
Matthieu Berson (Levante £1m)
Ulises De La Cruz (Reading Free)
Peter Whittingham (Cardiff City £250k)
Eric Djemba Djemba (Quatar Free)
Juan Pablo Angel (New York Red Bulls Free)
Milan Baros Lyon (Swap)
Mark Delaney (Retired)

In

Stiliyan Petrov (Celtic £6.5m – £7.5m including add ons?)
Didier Agathe (Celtic Free)
Chris Sutton (Celtic Free)
Phil Bardsley (Manchester United Loan)
Gabor Kiraly (Crystal Palace Loan)
John Carew (Lyon Swap)
Ashley Young (Watford £9.65m)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic £1.1m)



SECOND SEASON 2007/2008:

Out


Gary Cahill (Bolton Undisc in region of £4m?)
Liam Ridgewell (Birmingham £2m)
Jlloyd Samuel (Bolton Free)
Lee Hendrie (Sheffield United Free)
Chris Sutton (Retired)
Didier Agathe (released)
Steven Davis (Fulham £4m)
Aaron Hughes (Fulham £1m)
Gavin McCann (Bolton £1m)
Robert Olejnik (Falkirk Free)

In

Wayne Routledge (Tottenham £1.5m)
Moustapha Salifou (FC Wil Undisc)
Curtis Davies (West Brom Loan)
Zat Knight (Fulham £3.5m)
Scott Carson (Liverpool Loan)
Harry Forrester (Watford £250 000 initial fee rising on appearances)
Eric Lichaj (Unattached Free)
Marlon Harewood (West Ham Undisc region of £3.5m – £4m)
Nigel Reo-Coker (West Ham £8.5m)

THIRD SEASON 2008/2009

Out:


Luke Moore (West Brom – £3.5million)
Olof Mellberg (Juventus – free)
Patrick Berger (Sparta Prague – free)
Thomas Sorensen (released)
Shaun Maloney (Celtic, £1million)
Wayne Routledge (undisclosed)

In:

Curtis Davies (WBA undisclosed but around £7.5million + add ons so total around £10m?)
Steve Sidwell (Chelsea £5.5million)
Brad Friedel (Blackburn, undisclosed but in the region of £2 – £2.5million)
Brad Guzan (Chivas US, undisclosed, starts at around £800k up to £2m on appearances etc?)
Nicky Shorey (Reading, around £4m?)
Luke Young (Middlesbrough, around £5m?)
Carlos Cuellar (Rangers £7.8million)
James Milner (Newcastle, around £12million?)
Arsenio Halfhuid from Excelsior (undisclosed)
Emile Heskey from Wigan Athletic (£3.5m)

FOURTH SEASON 2009/2010

Out:


Gareth Barry (Manchester City, £12million)
Stuart Taylor (Manchester City, free)
Zat Knight (Bolton £4 – £4.5million)
Martin Laursen (retired)
Craig Gardner (Blues in January, £3.5million)

In

Stewart Downing (Middlesbrough around £10m + add ons)
Fabian Delph (Leeds United – undisclosed fee – around £6m including add ons?)
Habib Beye (Newcastle, undisclosed but around £3m?)
Andy Marshall (free agent)
Stephen Warnock (Blackburn Rovers – around £6m + add ons up to £8m ish?)
James Collins (West Ham United – around £5m)
Richard Dunne (Manchester City – around £6m)

*Loan fees not included. Figures rounded up or down. Only a rough guideline!*

FIFTH SEASON 2010/2011

Out:


Andy Marshall (released)
Stephen O’Halloran (Coventry City – Free)
Wilfred Bouma (free)
Nicky Shorey (to the Baggies for around £1.5m)

In:

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Kevin MacDonald takes over as caretaker manager:

Kevin MacDonald transfers (sort of… although already in progress really)

In:

Stephen Ireland (£12m value – in £26-30m package for Milner)
Andy Marshall (free – returns having been released in the summer, one year deal)

Out:

James Milner (Ireland + £16-18million)

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Gerard Houllier Era :

In

Robert Pires (free)
Kyle Walker (loan from Spurs)
Omar Cummings (trial)
Jean II Makoun (from Lyon for around £5-7m depending on which report you read)
Darren Bent (from Sunderland for £18m rising to around £24m if paper talk is true)
Michael Bradley (loan until end of season, no rumoured fee)

Out

Steve Sidwell (to Fulham loan till contract end undisclosed but around £250k)
John Carew (to Stoke loan till contract end undisclosed by likely zero)
Curtis Davies (to Birmingham City undisclosed but rumours £1.75 to £3.5m)

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After Gerard Houllier`s departure:

John Carew (released)
Nigel Reo-Coker (released)
Brad Friedel (to Spurs free)
Robert Pires (released)
Isaiah Osbourne (released)
Moustapha Salifou (released)

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Alex McLeish Era

In

Shay Given (from Manchester City around £3.5million)
Charles N`Zogbia (from Wigan for around £9.5million)
Alan Hutton (from Spurs, undisclosed, around £4million?)
Enda Stevens (from Shamrock Rovers, £250k)
Jermaine Jenas (from Spurs on a season long loan)

Out

Ashley Young (Manchester United around £16m?) … to be fair, this was a done deal before McLeish arrived.)
Stewart Downing (Liverpool around £20million)
Luke Young (to QPR, undisclosed)
Jonathan Hogg (to Watford, undisclosed)

January 2012:

In

Robbie Keane (Loan from MLS doo dah)

Out

Shane Lowry (undisclosed – to Millwall)
Elliot Parish to Cardiff City (undisclosed)