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Re: Joleon Lescott Joins Aston Villa
« Reply #275 on: June 20, 2014, 02:52:43 PM »
Welcome Joleon, top signing.

More of the same please Albion.

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« Reply #276 on: June 20, 2014, 03:08:03 PM »
Bless em, the dingles are devastated by this.

Could only imagine it feels like seeing Enzo Maresca in a Wolves shirt and to be fair to them that would 'sting' a little aswell  ;D

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« Reply #277 on: June 20, 2014, 03:18:04 PM »
Not sure how true that rumour can be, Man City had a game the same day which Lescott started.

Lmfao! It shows you what some people know hey!

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« Reply #278 on: June 20, 2014, 03:19:50 PM »


in your dreams  :)

Yes please let's not get over excited.

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« Reply #279 on: June 20, 2014, 03:22:10 PM »
Ok, so we have signed some old farts.

Now for the more telling and difficult part of signing some genuine up and coming young talent please.

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« Reply #280 on: June 20, 2014, 03:22:29 PM »
No, but the transfer fits into our usual transfer policy does it not? You suggested we are doing things differently, and quality aside it's not like we've changed our policy towards free transfers and higher wages. The fact a player of Lescott's undoubted quality fits into that policy is great, but to suggest we've done something crazy to appease people is wrong - hard work and the right circumstances have made this happen, not Albion going balls to the wall on a transfer and spending shed loads to shut people up.

Quote from Baggie79 - "We have broken our wage structure to get him which also shows we are serious about next season."


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« Reply #281 on: June 20, 2014, 03:26:47 PM »
Ok, so we have signed some old farts.

Now for the more telling and difficult part of signing some genuine up and coming young talent please.

What's the point? If they are that good then they will get snapped up within a season. I'd rather sign players for here and now.

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« Reply #282 on: June 20, 2014, 03:33:21 PM »
Quote from Baggie79 - "We have broken our wage structure to get him which also shows we are serious about next season."

Alright it's not a game of oneupmanship - I still suggested a player on a free with higher wages was our norm and this is what this is, regardless of if he's the highest paid player. You carry on thinking that this is a signing to appease fans I'll see it as a good acquisition which was done because the opportunity was right and it strengthens the squad.

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« Reply #283 on: June 20, 2014, 03:48:55 PM »
forget whether he's highest paid player etc etc, for me the bigger picture here is that Lescott will have no doubt had other offers which in the past meant we would have probably missed out on him. Its a good signing, makes us stronger and showed everyone that the club still are going to compete - everyone wins, no too sure what people have to complain about on this one?!
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Re: Joleon Lescott Joins Aston Villa
« Reply #284 on: June 20, 2014, 03:50:32 PM »
What's the point? If they are that good then they will get snapped up within a season. I'd rather sign players for here and now.

Because if we can sell with a profit we can get better players in. At least that way we can make a go for it, play some nice fun football and enjoy the ride and to have some fun along the way.

But you are correct, this club is just aiming for threading water and survival never mind good football or entertainment.

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« Reply #285 on: June 20, 2014, 03:58:00 PM »
Ok, so we have signed some old farts.

Now for the more telling and difficult part of signing some genuine up and coming young talent please.

If your not happy with lescott your never going to be happy mate. 31 old? For a center half he is at his peak.

He would have done a much better job then jagielka last night

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« Reply #286 on: June 20, 2014, 04:00:53 PM »
Can't for the life of me understand the negativity about this one. Not even a wolves connection should dampen this transfer, that was years ago. Move on.
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« Reply #287 on: June 20, 2014, 04:25:32 PM »
Can't for the life of me understand the negativity about this one. Not even a wolves connection should dampen this transfer, that was years ago. Move on.

The overwhelming majority on here have reacted positively to this.

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« Reply #288 on: June 20, 2014, 04:42:14 PM »
Yes agreed Nick, but there is as always still some negativity about this.
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« Reply #289 on: June 20, 2014, 04:44:15 PM »
When I first read of our interest, I thought it was just to let fans know that we're showing an interest in quality players, but deep down thought he'd probably be joining a Newcastle or an Everton.
Well done Albion & welcome Joleon ... Fantastic signing!

Now, what was that Dolly Parton song again?  :D

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« Reply #291 on: June 20, 2014, 05:54:29 PM »
Welcome Joleon. Was told it was a done deal by Matt Murray at an event yesterday. He intimated a loan for Jack Rodwell could be next.

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« Reply #292 on: June 20, 2014, 05:56:17 PM »
Yes agreed Nick, but there is as always still some negativity about this.


There is nothing in the world that would please everyone. We could sign Messi, Ronaldo and Robben and somebody would moan.

This Lescott signing is is absolute quality and providing he stays fit I can't see anything negative about the signing. 31 years old, he has a good three or four years left at the top level.

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« Reply #293 on: June 20, 2014, 05:59:21 PM »

There is nothing in the world that would please everyone. We could sign Messi, Ronaldo and Robben and somebody would moan.

This Lescott signing is is absolute quality and providing he stays fit I can't see anything negative about the signing. 31 years old, he has a good three or four years left at the top level.

-Messi can't play the big target man role, he's never going to win headers when we boot it upfield.

- Ronaldo is too quick. He needs to slow it down and learn to think before shooting.

- Robben is suspect coming back to defend. Not good enough.

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« Reply #294 on: June 20, 2014, 06:10:45 PM »
Not sure how true that rumour can be, Man City had a game the same day which Lescott started.
It is true man city were away at villa park that day and he called in the dressing room to gee the scum balls up on his way to villa park which was the later game.

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« Reply #295 on: June 20, 2014, 06:18:46 PM »
Excellent signing, one I genuinely thought would be beyond us financially so very pleasantly surprised. With Gardner and now Lescott in it has been a solid start to our transfer business, need to continue to build on this now.
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« Reply #296 on: June 20, 2014, 06:22:57 PM »
great signing. ive no problem with frees when are proven quality players. if you look at the deal overall it makes financial sense to pay a bit more in wages rather than a fee then wages. how about Ashley cole,micah Richards on the same deals and save any cash we have for a striker and two wide players. but tom ince is a free aswel.

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« Reply #297 on: June 20, 2014, 07:11:57 PM »
I think its an excellent signing I was pleasantly surprised that we have managed to bring him in a very good piece of transfer business. A very experienced Premiership defender still has two or three good years left in him too. Good work Albion.
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« Reply #298 on: June 20, 2014, 07:24:32 PM »
Wow, was'nt expecting he would sign, but hey, what a feel good factor signing this is, if Irvine can pull of a signature signing like Lescot, then the future could be very bright for our club. This for me is a statement signing for the rest of the premiership. Jolean Lescot has spoken very highly of Alan Irvine on our website today. Maybe us fans have badly missjuged Alan. Maybe just Maybe Jeremy peace has pulled off a miracle in appointing Rob Kelly and Alan Irvine. So come on lads, lets get behind our club.

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« Reply #299 on: June 20, 2014, 07:37:04 PM »
great signing to end a  week being a west brom fan , who cares played for wolves in past !!! nice to get him in before pre season hope that's 1st of a few not on dead line day . didn't see this one coming off  ;)