Date: 3rd December 2007 at 5:05pm
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Oh blimey, it is that time again when the players and club start talking about transfers.

I’m not sure our hearts will be able to stand the pressure are you?

I’ll put the transfer window sticky thread at the top of the front page next week so we can all get stuck in with the rumours and debates as well. The summer one saw about 100 million rumours, sadly none of them coming true!

Anyway, as is my want, I digress. Villa skipper Gareth Barry is excited as he believes Martin O’Neill will bolster the squad.

‘I’m sure the manager realises that. It doesn’t take a lot of working out ? a few injuries and suspensions and we will be a bit short. January will be interesting, I am sure the manager has got a few things lined up. It is a long season even if we’re not in Europe so hopefully a few will come in in January. The players have not been getting too carried away although it’s sometimes hard not to when you’ve got three away fixtures in a row and you win them all. We have to try and aim for the top four. It’s a big aim. If we fall short, the top six would be great.’

Spurs striker Darren Bent was the latest player to be linked to Villa last weekend. Would rather see us linked to Nicolas Anelka myself, he’d fire us into Europe no mistake!