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Waste of Time
There’s been weeks of clickbait transfer rumours spun out by the usual suspects and spread by the Villa Twitterati, yet there’s still not one transfer that has been confirmed. That would seem to suggest that a lot of people have been wasting their valuable time unnecessarily. Especially those who either write or read those inane articles that are based on a few random people’s tweets and passed off as news stories.
That’s not journalism.
Remember people, you only get one life.
However, now with players returning from holiday and preseason getting underway this week, things should begin to happen despite the current pandemic climate perhaps compromising any real major spending by teams across the board.
In the Mix?
So what of the transfer rumours so far? What’s the reality? How would you rationalise Villa’s interest in certain players, if true?
MOMS discussed the Brentford pair Ollie Watkins and Saïd Benrahma in more detail on Episode 111 of the podcast. You’d think Watkins is the man most likely, as when you google ‘Said Benrahma’ you get evidence of a big clickbait farm centred around him with stories running to feed Chelsea, Arsenal, Spurs and Leeds fans, on top of Villa’s.
There’s plenty of other names being thrown up too. Would Callum Wilson be worth a look? What about Norwich City pair Emi Buendia and Todd Cantwell? Is it wise business doing a vulture job on relegated teams?
What about Milot Rashica? The Birmingham Mail’s current transfer rumour poster boy? Would that be a realistic or good move?
In a bonus episode (112) of over an hour, the My Old Man Said podcast team go through all this summer’s Aston Villa transfer rumours and discuss the reality and viability of the players attached to the club so far.
Also on the show, we do a Q&A to address some Villa supporter’s current concerns for Villa’s Premier League season ahead.
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