Steve Watson looks to be heading for the Villa Park exit door with a return to the north-east by joining Middlesbrough in a £3m move. Everton are also interested in the 26-year-old right-back, and are also prepared to pay the asking price of £3m for the experienced Premiership defender.
Benito Carbone is wanted by Serie A side Napoli after Gianfranco Zola decided to stay at Chelsea. Carbone has emerged as the first choice of the newly-promoted outfit, who were courting Zola before he made up with Chelsea.
everyone is saying that Milosevic is now a great player. All the goals he scored in Euro 2k were tap-ins, he still lops atround like he used to at the Villa. The main reason we got rid of him was because he spat at our fans away to Blackburn. He was going through a bad patch so if he hadn't of done what he did we would have probably kept hold of him. In my opion we were best to get rid of him. Saying that he did score 2 crackers to win use the Coca Cola Cup in '96 - we must have got our moneys worth.
Everything you wanted to know about Luzhny.
Right back / Right midfield
Height / Weight:
182cm / 77kg
August 5th 1968
Dynamo Kiev (all Ukraine)
May 28th 1999
Long term contract for an undisclosed fee.
Oleg scored 13 goals in 175 Ukrainian Premier League matches with Dynamo Kiev, winning six consecutive Ukranian League Championships from 1993 to 1998 He also completed the Ukranian league and cup 'double' in 1993, 1996 and 1998. Oleg made 8 appearances for the USSR National team between 1989-1990 and also has 25 Ukrainian caps, making his debut against Hungary in April 1992. Upfield gallops when younger earned him the nickname "The Horse".
luzhny is good and solid
but he was made to play central defence while at arsenal
he played really well against arsenal in CL while with dynamo kiev, and i was really excited when he was coming to arsenal
i still want him to stay, need cover for dixon/lauren at right back
Is he still any good?
Yes you got so many injuries, but wingers are one thing you do have (Ashley Young, Downing and Albrighton). Now I know some of them can play in the centre but I just hope this won't mean that Albrighton will play less. He's been your man of the season to be honest...
Martin O'Neill has resigned as Aston Villa manager with immediate effect.
Kevin MacDonald has been appointed caretaker boss while no reason has been given for O'Neill's decision to leave after four years in the job.
MacDonald will prepare the side for their Premier League opener against West...
Buying delph sidwell and reo-coker as potential barry successors was a good thing.
But O'Neill has out done that by making a midfield that was solid to the point of being static and uncreative become a lot more fluid, dynamic and unpredictable now - and almost overnight - with Milner in the...